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James William Sparks - March 11, 2017

James William (Bill) Sparks, 61 of Narrows passed away at home on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 after a long illness. He was born in Narrows on January 31st, 1956, and was the son of the late Earnest Lee and Grace Repass Sparks. In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Hawkins; and a brother, Michael Sparks. Bill was a retired employee of New River Energetics at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. A...

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Kenneth Jackson McWilliams - February 22, 2017

Kenneth Jackson McWilliams, 72 of Narrows, passed beyond to a better world on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg. He was born in Blackshear, Georgia on July 29th, 1944 and was the son of the late Woodrow Jackson Thrift and Charlotte Gay Showers Thrift. In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alpha Patricia Blackburn. Kenneth's passions included historical...

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Joseph Lee Conley - February 19, 2017

Joseph Lee Conley, 56 of Pearisburg, formerly of Narrows passed away Sunday, February 19th, 2017. He was born in Pearisburg on August 21st, 1960, and was the son of the late Joseph Wiley (Junior) and Frances Cora Thorne Conley; a son, Lee Conley; two brothers, Buddy Allen Conley and Wesley Prescott Conley; and a nephew, Marty Wayne Nance. Left to cherish his memory are a son, Daniel Scott Conley and fiancée Courtney Geck; former wife,...

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Giles Edward "Eddie" Shepherd - February 10, 2017

Giles Edward (Eddie) Shepherd, 66 of Tobaccoville, North Carolina, formerly of Narrows, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 10th, 2017. He was born on December 12th, 1950, and was the son of the late James Wesley and Jocell (Jody) Shepherd. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Shepherd (Bobbie) Martin. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Eddie's love of trucking gave him...

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Ruth Hendrickson Simmons - January 9, 2017

Ruth Hendrickson Simmons passed away on Monday January 9th, 2017. She was born in Pembroke, Virginia, on December 15th, 1923 to the late Dorsey Zed and Maggie Rose Hendrickson Sesler. She was later adopted by her grandparents, the late Ott and India Fisher Hendrickson. She graduated from Pembroke High School in 1940 where she played basketball and participated in various other activities and clubs. She was a member of the FFA, loved living...

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Amy Byrd Shrader - January 6, 2017

Amy Byrd Shrader, or Amy T Byrd as she was known to many, was taken from us much too soon on January 6, 2017. She was born to Marshall Allen Coburn and Millie Lucas Coburn on September 3, 1958. She is with those that had preceded her, in the arms of her father, loving her son Marshall Lee Thurber, greeting her uncle Harry Tabor, finally catching up with her best friend Sherrie Lynn Atwell. She graduated from Narrows High School in 1976, and...

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Eloise Harless Ratcliff - December 20, 2016

Eloise Harless Ratcliff, 90 of Narrows, departed on her 69th wedding anniversary to be with her love on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016. A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born on July 6th, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Haven Hoge and Elizabeth Cruise Harless. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Jennings Ratcliff; a stepmother, Fannie Earls Harless; four brothers; and a son...

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Pearl Marie Lang Lucas - December 18, 2016

Pearl Marie Lang Lucas, 72 of Narrows went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 18th, 2016. A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born on September 18th, 1944, and was the daughter of the late George Washington Lang and Vergie Mae Bailey Lang. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Jimmy Lowe Stump and Paul Daniel Lucas; two grandsons, Phillip Daniel Haynes and Michael Lucas; two...

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Melaine Brewster Fraley - December 15, 2016

Melaine Brewster Fraley, 79 of Troutville, lovingly known as "Nannie," peacefully departed this life on Thursday, December 15th, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Logan, West Virginia on September 26th, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Dow and Sallie Curry Brewster. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Joe, Glenn, and Paul Brewster. A loving wife, mother, grandmother,...

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Donald Lee Neal - December 12, 2016

Donald Lee Neal, 88 of Vinton, passed away Monday, December 12th, 2016 at Our Lady of the Valley Retirement Community in Roanoke. He was born in Narrows on December 23rd, 1927, and was the son of the late Cedric Oren Neal and Eula Earnest Neal. In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a twin sister, Peggy Davies. A 1944 graduate of Narrows High School, Don entered Virginia Tech in January 1945, where he earned a...

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