VAVRS Family and Friends and 2018 VAVRS Memorial Service Page

Agencies and Members, if you have information with regard to any of our

VAVRS Family and Friends Please send information to:  VAVRS Chaplain.

Dan Moses Sr - Luray VRS

With great sadness that I must announce the passing of Dan Moses Sr.
4-25-1929 / 02-15-2018

Dan was a Charter and Life member of the Luray Volunteer Rescue
Squad, Inc. serving  in many rolls and elected positions since January 1, 1969.
 Dan was also a member of the Luray Fire Department for
approximately the past 74 years. Dan was a devoted family man as well as selfless servant to multiple other organizations through his time.
All squad members, firemen, coworkers, and friends are encouraged to attend
and celebrate Dan's life with his family on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th.
Visitation with Dan's family will be on Saturday, February 24,
between 7 and 8 PM.  This will be located at Bradleys funeral
home (187 E. Main St., Luray, VA 22835)
The funeral for Dan Moses will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the
Luray Church of the Brethren (11 berry blvd. Luray, VA 22835), where he
was a member. The service will start at 3 PM. It will followed by a
graveside service, at the Beahm's chapel graveyard on US HWY 211 E. across from the VFW. Both services will be followed by a meal in the social hall of his church. 
Please attend in full uniform(if applicable), and apparatus is encouraged if available.
We request that you please share this announcement with your respective members agencies and departments.
If anyone has any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out
to me, as I have been assisting the family and the funeral home in the planning process. email or my cell is best
Capt. Chad Gregg NREMT-I

Steve Davis, Giles Co RS, Member of Hall of Fame and Life Member of VAVRS 
It is with a heavy heart that I have to pass on the passing of a
Life Member, Hall of Fame, and Life Member Committee Chair, W Steve Davis.
Services will be as follows:
Family will receive friends from 5-8pm on Wednesday February 14th
Pembroke First United Methodist Church
5908 Virginia Ave
Pembroke, Va 24136
Thursday February 15th at 2pm
Pembroke First United Methodist Church
5908 Virginia Ave
Pembroke, Va 24136
Agencies are encouraged to bring ambulance or other
appartus to participate in the funeral procession.
For more information contact Giles Co LS & RS

Davis Sr. Walter Steven February 27, 1949 February 11, 2018
Walter Steven Davis Sr., 68, of Riverbend Lane, Pembroke, Va.,
departed this life Sunday morning, February 11, 2018, at his home.
Born in Bluefield, W.Va. on February 27, 1949, he was a son of the
late Basil C. and Edith Fields "Brownie" Davis. Steve joined the Giles
County Life Saving and Rescue Squad when he was fifteen years old
and served faithfully for over fifty years. He was a lifetime member
and Hall of Fame member of the VAVRS. As a youth he was baptized
into the Christian faith in Narrows. He leaves to cherish his memory
his wife of 25 years Bonnie Brannock Davis; his sons and
daughters-in-law Steven Davis Jr. and Amy of Pembroke, Scott Davis
and Denise of Pembroke, Stuart Davis and Katie of Pembroke;
his daughters Sara Midkiff of Narrows and Kaitlin Davis of Pembroke;
his brothers Doug Davis and wife Donna of Pembroke and Mark Davis
of El Paso, Texas; his grandchildren Adarah, Lance, Jada, Sunnie, Sloan,
Misty, Michael, Josh, Kayleigh, Lillian (Lilli); his great-grandchildren
Autumn, Shianne, Michael Dale, Madisyn, and McKade; the mother
of his children Steven, Scott, Stuart, and Sara, Karen Hale Davis;
his special brother-in-law Alvin Brannock and several nieces, nephews,
and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in
the Pembroke First United Methodist Church with Pastor Eddie Kendall
and Neil Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens
in Rich Creek. The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday
evening from 5 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests
donations be made to the Giles County Life Saving and Rescue Squad,
175 Industrial Drive, Pearisburg 24134. The Kendall Funeral Home
in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences
may be sent by visiting

Wanda B. Morehead, Long Shop-McCoy Rescue Squad -
                        Past President & Life Member of VAVRS
Wanda Bowyer Morehead, age 66, of McCoy died, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at
her home. She was born in Montgomery County, VA on March 22, 1951 to the
late Marvin Harold and Chlora Keith Bowyer.  She was also preceded in death
by her husband, Lloyd Terry Morehead; and her sister, Brenda Carol Bowyer.  
She was a lifetime member of Long Shop-McCoy Rescue Squad, and Wanda
served as president of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads.
Wanda was a member of the Senior Bowling League. She is survived by her son,
Keith Morehead; sister-in-law, Bobbi Lynn Yopp; two nephews Bill Barnett and
James Barnett and their families; and special friend, Maryann LaRue and   her family. 
A Memorial Service will be conducted on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. James O. Flaugher officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. Monday evening prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the
Long Shop-McCoy Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 489 McCoy, VA 24111.
Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg

Rossie "Robbie" Robertson, Nansemond Suffolk Rescue Squad 
Date of Birth : July 24 1936
Date Deceased : February 5th 2018
Place of Death : Windsor, Virginia
Rossie Lee Robertson "Robbie", 81, of Windsor, VA passed away
February 5, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents Rossie
Lee Robertson, Sr. and Bessie Hines Robertson; brother, Curtis
Robertson (Lucille); and sister, Katherine Drake (Doc). He is
survived by his devoted wife of 20 years, Joanne Taylor-Robertson,
sons, Dale Robertson (Lisa), and Glen Robertson; daughter,
Kathy Moore (H.B.); grandchildren, Nathan and Mallory Moore;
and several nieces and nephews.  
He is also survived by his step-children, Lee Burton and Keith Burton
(Shawn), and Cynthia Watts (Brandon); nine step grandchildren;
and two step great grandchildren. Robbie was employed by Thom
McAn Shoes, then proudly served in law enforcement in Chicago, IL
and later in the Nansemond-Suffolk area. He was an insurance agent
for AIG and enjoyed a successful career as a car salesman, most
recently at Duke Automotive.
He served as a Deacon of his beloved church, Colosse Baptist Church,
for several years, and was President of the Senior Adult Class there.
He volunteered for the Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad and was
a Charter Member and Captain of the Windsor Rescue Squad. Robbie held
the offices of Vice-President of District 2 and State Secretary of the VA Assoc.
of Volunteer Rescue Squads.
He was a lifetime member of the Windsor Ruritan Club. Robbie loved children
and coaching little league baseball. A memorial service will be held at a later.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's
Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Liz Heinbuch, Greater Manssas Volunteer Rescue Squad
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our
Chaplain, Liz Heinbuch,
Greater Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad on 1 February.  
Liz had been district 4 secretary for many years and was a
life member of our squad for over 20 years.
Visitation is February 5 from 6-9 at Pierce Funeral Home,
9609 Center St. Manassas.
Funeral services at same location at 10am 6 February with
burial in Culpepper.
A reception will follow interment at the Rescue Squad on
9322 Center Street.
Contributions can be made to The Greater Manassas Volunteer
Rescue Squad.

Theresa Thompson, Greater Manassas VRS 2/2/2018

BETTY CLOWDIS ARTHUR- Auxiliary Member Campbell Co RS
Betty Clowdis Arthur, 81, of Lynchburg passed away Tuesday,
January 30, 2018, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife
of the late George Onyx Arthur, Jr.  Born September 12, 1936, in Lynchburg,
she was the daughter of the late Ennis Neil Clowdis and the late
Evelyn Perrow Clowdis.

Betty was a retired co-owner of Arthur's Industrial Maintenance.
She was also the owner of The Doll House, and worked in the
credit department at Leggett downtown. Betty was a member at
Thomas Road Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, Betty was preceded
n death by one granddaughter, Cathy Boling.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Ellen Arthur Boling
(Bobby) of Rustburg, Deborah Arthur White (Robert) of Goode
and Vickie Arthur Claybaugh (Scott) of Lynchburg; eleven
grandchildren, Daniel Boling, Natalie Boling, Amanda Boling,
Neil Davidson White, Evelyn Claybaugh, Eleanor Claybaugh,
Eric Claybaugh, Ethan Claybaugh, Eli Claybaugh, Emma
Claybaugh and Everette Claybaugh; eight grandchildren,
Jaylyn Boling, Makenna Boling, Harlee Boling, Savannah
Boling, Roman Boling, Konnor White, A bel White and Rhylee
Boling; and other loving family members and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Monday,
February 5, 2018, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with the
Rev. David Heerspink officiating. Interment will follow at
Fort Hill Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the
service at the funeral home and at other times at the
residence of Ellen Boling.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family,
 (434) 239-0331.


It is with a heavy heart that I tell you of the passing this morning of life
member Bonnie Coghill. Bonnie joined the Prince George Emerge
Crew in 1979 and faithfully attended until the discovery of a Left
Temporal Glioma last summer. She is survived by two daughters,
Sharron Grzybowski and Donna Coghill.
1709 Avondale ave, Richmond, Va 23227
Thank you, Brenda Skalsky, Chaplain


Wanda asked that we let everyone know that her cancer treatments
have been successful! She appreciates everyones prayers. 
Feel free to continue to reach out to her via


Notice of Death:

Lawrence V. "Rita" Bryant was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, on
August 17, 1939, to Vaughan Thaxton and Hilda Higginbotham
Bryant, who preceded him in death; as well as a brother,
Kenneth Allan Bryant; a son, Glenn Eric Bryant; a great- granddaughter,
Kennedy Drew Anderson; and his mother
and father-in-law, Helen and Tom Mason. He was married 
to the love of his life, Carol Mason Bryant for 58 years.
His family was very important to him. His children include
the Dr. Tom (Martha) Bryant of Bedford, Neal C. (Jill) Bryant
of Lynchburg, and a daughter, Joan B. (Greg) Anderson of Ft. Lauderdale
Florida; sister-in-law, Sandra Bryant; and
nephews, Jeff (Julie) and Chris (Deana) Bryant, Bobby
and David Mason, and Yvette Clark; grandchildren include
Tommy Bryant, Taylor (Anthony) Bourn, Kacey Poe, 
Jeremy Poe, Michelle Anderson (Cole) Hopper, Drew (Kacie) Anderson, 
Hope Anderson, Whitney Gray, Conner
(Maria) Gray, Landon Bryant, Zealan Bryant, Kensi
Wilberger, Josh Wilberger, and Emma Bryant.

He had four great-grandchildren, Avery Bryant, Harper
and Gabriel Bourn, and Parker Anderson. He is also
survived by a number of great-nephews and nieces,
and many wonderful lifelong friends. Rita was a charter
member of The Well Church. In years past, he was a
member of the Lynchburg Life Saving Crew, Mended
Hearts Chapter 16, the Masonic Lodge and
Lynchburg Shrine Club & Clown Unit, Exchange Club,
The Thomas Road Baptist Church choir and served on
the Village Park Court Board.
A funeral service will be held at TRBC, 701 Thomas Road,
on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 3 p.m. with the Rev.
Jonathan Falwell officiating. Visitation will follow. In lieu
of flowers, please consider donations made to The Well
Church, 2450 Thomas Jefferson Road, Forest, VA 24551,
or The Shriners Hospitals for Children Greenville,
950 West Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605. Heritage
Funeral Service and Crematory, (434) 239-2405
is assisting the family. Memories and thoughts may be
shared at

Waddie Crouch - Campbell County - Health Issues

Waddie Crouch, Campbell County Life Member is in Lynchburg General
Hospital and has been since Tuesday.
Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Cards can be sent to his home at:

109 Eastwood Dr., Forest, VA 24551

posted 1/21/2018 requested by Mike Smoot, District 5 VP 

Jane Rapp - Wayne Rapp's Wife West Hanover RS and Auxiliary - District 3
Wayne Rapp’s wife Jane has been in the hospital since 12/29/2017
Please read the information below and keep Jane and Wayne in your prayers.
Wayne Rapp’s wife, Jane (West Hanover Volunteer Rescue Squad
Auxiliary member), had a scheduled cardiac catheterization and resulting new
stent (8th one) on Friday 12/29/17.  She ended up with an abdominal bleed,
went downhill very quickly, had to do CPR, very much touch and go. 
She got six units of blood and had surgery to fix the bleed.  She has been
on a ventilator until 1/17/18.  Was unresponsive until this past Friday
1/12/18 when a trachea tube was put in place allowing the removal of
ventilator tube from throat and allowed stopping of sedition.  She is now able to
respond to commands with head nods and hand squeezes.  Will not be able to talk
until she gets stronger allowing less dependence on the trachea tube. She has
experienced some stroke issues as a result of the major bleed resulting
in loss of oxygenation.
She has been in St. Mary’s hospital in Richmond but will move her
Friday 1/19/18 to UVA Transition Care Hospital in Charlottesville to give
her the special attention she needs and focus more on PT, OT and Neurological
functions as well as the pulmonary situations.
We are praying for the best.  She has a long road to go for recovery.
Wayne C. Rapp, VAVRS Treasurer, Member of West Hanover Vol RS

posted 1/19/2018

Warren Winner - Health Issues - District 3  -- UPDATE 2 14 2018
As of 2/13/2018 Warren has had his stitches removed and no longer needs
the boot for his foot.  Within the next few days he will be in the "water"
again! No further follow up is required by his doctor.  Warren and Nancy
are very grateful for your prayers and cards.  Please continue to pray a
few extra prayers are a good thing.  You can still contact them at the address below.  They are ready to be "tourists" once again!
submitted by Nancy Winner 2/13/2018

As of 1/24/2018 at 751pm  per Nancy:
Warren is at "home" their address at this location is
228 Lily Creek Way, Frostproof, Florida 33843.
Thanks for the thoughts and concern for Warren.
Nancy Winner

As of 1/24/2018 he may go home today per Nancy.

Please pass the news to everyone that Warren A. Winner is in a hospital in Florida with increased circulation and cellulitis complications. They have asked for everyone's prayers on his behalf.

Nancy advises correct address is
- 4200 Sun 'n Lake Blvd, Sebring FL  33872

posted 1/18/2018 

Lyndell Bowers - wife of Kelcie Bowers, FLoyd Co RS - District 7

Notice of Death:

Lyndell Weddle Bower, 73 of Floyd, went home to be with The Lord on
Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
Lyndell was one of the best seamstress’ around. She was lovingly known as
“Nanny”, not only to her own grandchildren and great grandchildren but also
to several children she babysat in which she referred to them as her babies.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Kelcie Waldon Bower, Jr.;
children and their spouses, Eddie Bower and Delores, and Donna Toler and
Richard; grandchildren, Adam Toler, Kelsei Barker and Michael, Rachel Toler,
Maggie Bower; great grandchildren, Bradley and Wyatt Barker; sisters and their
spouses, Hilda and Kenneth Belcher, Delphia Sutphin, Janet and Russell Hylton;
several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor
Roy Turpin officiating. The interment will follow at the Jacksonville cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018
at Maberry Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be
made to Medical Charities of Floyd County, VA. Inc., 100 East Main Street,
Room 108, Floyd, VA 24091. The family would like to thank The Blue Ridge
Cancer Center, Dr. McCoy and Staff, and The Radford Health and Rehab and
Staff for their excellent care.

Address for Kelsie Bowers:
364 Christiansburg Parkway
Floyd, VA  24091

posted per request 1/18/2018 Dist 7 VP Toby Akers 

Butch Beasley - Southside Virginia EC-District 3 Life Member

Notice of Death:

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of one of our friends
and valued members. Butch Beasley, 56, a Life Member of Southside
Virginia Emergency Crew and Life Member of VAVRS District 3,
passed from this life on Saturday, January 13, 2018. 

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018,
at the Petersburg Chapel of J. T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home.
Interment will follow. The family will receive friends from
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, at the funeral home.

It was Butch’s wish to have as many EMS vehicles as possible in the
funeral procession. It was also his request that pink be worn,
such as a shirt or ribbon. His official obituary will be listed in the
Progress Index newspaper. 

J. T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home
Petersburg Chapel
103 S. Adams Street
Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

posted at request of District 3  - 01-16-18

Walter Thomas (Tommy) Nichols Jr. - Campbell Co RS

Notice of Death:

Walter Thomas "Tommy" Nichols Jr., 83, of Altavista, passed away on Wednesday,
January 10, 2018, at his residence. Born in Lynchburg on April 9, 1934, he was the
son of the late Walter Thomas Nichols and Maggie Gertrude "Gertie" Smith Nichols.
Tommy proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was the retired
owner and operator of Imported Auto Parts. He was a life member of the Campbell
County Rescue Squad and served his community for over 53 years. He was also an
avid collector and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by
his wife of 60 years, Betty B. Nichols; one daughter, Beverly Nichols Vaughan and
her husband, Phillip, of Altavista; two sons, Gary Wayne Nichols of Altavista and
Steven Thomas Nichols of Lynchburg; six grandchildren, Kevin B. Dalton,
Melissa Ann Slayton and husband, Ryan, Kelly Rae Ashley and husband,
John, Katheryn Elizabeth "Katie" Nichols, Darryl Nichols and Shana Nichols Pierce
and husband, Shawn. He is also survived by a number of great-grandchildren and
many dear friends. A service celebrating his life will be conducted at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Pastor Mark Hine
officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park with military honors by
the American Legion Post 16. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday, January 15, 2018, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. The family would like
to gratefully acknowledge the wonderful care provided by the nurses and staff of
Centra Hospice and the Oncology department at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the
Campbell County Rescue Squad, 155 Rainbow Forest Dr., Lynchburg,
Virginia 24502 or the Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center, 1701 Thompson Dr.,
Lynchburg, VA 24501. To send condolences online, please visit
of Bassett, died on Wednesday,
January 3, 2018. 
She was born in Patrick County on August 19, 1927 to Mallie and Brooksie
Adams.  Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bernard
and Frank Adams; brother-in-law, Henry Sword;  sisters-in-law, Doris
and Helen Adams;  nephew, Michael Adams;  nieces, Betty Cardwell and
Sandra Adams and granddaughter, Ashley Cassell.

posted at request of Joan Smoot

BETTY HARVEY MCCRAW-Grandmother of Frank Smith

Betty Harvey McCraw, 82, of Gladys, passed away on Thursday,
January 11, 2018, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the
wife of the late Franklin Leigh McCraw. Mrs. McCraw was born in
Campbell County, on July 4, 1935, a daughter of the late
Travis Baxter Harvey and Martha Sue Howard Harvey. She was a
member of Bethel Baptist Church in Evington, an honorary member
of the Citizens Emergency Crew, a retired Clerk of the Campbell County
J and D Court, and a former employee of Henderson Funeral Home.
She is survived by one daughter, Hazel M. Smith (Keith) of Gladys;
two grandsons, Frank Smith of Lynchburg and Christopher Smith of Gladys;
special friend, Hilda Ferguson of Appomattox; and caregivers,
Gayzelle Palmer and Alice Hall. She was also preceded in death by a
grandson, Marshall A. Smith; a brother, John D. "Jack" Harvey;
and a sister, Beulah Couch. A funeral service will be conducted at
2 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel
by the Rev. Jack Barrett with interment to follow in the Wesleybury
United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends
from 3 until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Henderson
Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal and at her
residence other times. Condolences may be sent by visiting 


posted at request of Joan Smoot

Please keep Karen Wagner, VAVRS Life Member, in your prayers. 
Karen is dealing with serious health concerns, is presently resting at home.

Her birthday is January 21st - send her some well wishes if you can!

You can send cards to:
Karen Wagner
P O Box 742
Woodstock, VA 22664

posted at request VAVRS Chaplain 01-12-18

Please keep Barbara Akers in your thoughts and prayers - she is having some
health issues and would appreciate cards.

You can send cards to:
Barbara Akers
318 Cook Hollow Road
Bristol, TN  37620

posted at request Maxine Kerns from Diane Haga-Bristol

Beatrice Cobler - wife of Life Member Claude Cobler
Notice of Death:

Beatrice Cobler, 90, of Bassett, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. 
She was born in Patrick County on August 19, 1927 to Mallie and Brooksie
Adams.  Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bernard
and Frank Adams; brother-in-law, Henry Sword;  sisters-in-law, Doris
and Helen Adams;  nephew, Michael Adams;  nieces, Betty Cardwell and
Sandra Adams and granddaughter, Ashley Cassell.

Beatrice is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Claude Cobler;
son, Allen Cobler; daughters, Jeanie McVay and husband, Chris McVay
and Janice Foley and husband, John Foley; grandchildren, Daniel Cassell,
Jason McVay, Kelly Crowe, Ted Crowe, David Crowe, David Foley,
Daniel Foley; their spouses/significant others, Crissa, Ruth, Olivia,
Stephanie, and Ema; great grandchildren, Blaine, Archer and Grace;
sister, Roberta Sword and many nieces and nephews. 

Please join us in honoring an amazing woman – independent, strong,
hard-working, helped all in need, fed everyone who came to her home
and unconditionally loved us all! 

Mom loved flowers so send if you like or in lieu of flowers a memorial
contribution can be made in her honor to the Bassett Rescue Squad,
1950 Riverside Drive, Bassett, VA 24055.

Visitation & Funeral at First Baptist Church of Bassett,
2590 Riverside Dr, Bassett, VA  24055

Saturday, January 06, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 07, 2018
2:30 PM

Sunday, January 07, 2018
Maple Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, 260 Henry Rd,
Ferrum, VA  24088

LILLIAN CLARY-Mother of AVAVRS President Ailease Short

Notice of Death:

Obituary:  Lilliam Boyd Capps Clary, age 85, of Lawrenceville, Va., passed away
December 21, 2017. Lillian was the owner of Clary Construction Company.
She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Rosa Capps and was
preceded in death by her husband, Leslie J. "Junie" Clary; three brothers,
Jessie, Howard and John Capps; and her sister, Jo Anne Edwards.
She is survived by her two daughters,
Ailease Short and husband, Maddux and Becky Daniel and husband, Ray;
her two sons, Micky Clary and wife, Libby and Ricky Clary and wife, Alicia; her grandchildren,
Christie Clarke (Carl), Dana Smith (Aaron), Sherri Howerton (Joe),
Leslie Smith (W.G.), Katie Satterwhite (Aaron), Adam Clary, Ashley Clary
and Zack Clary; her great-grandchildren, Miranda Clarke, Cassidy Smith,
Ryan Howerton, Darcy Smith, Remy Smith and Emma Howerton; her sisters,
Thelma Brewer,
Velma Perkins, Virginia Shearin and Doris Colbert; her brothers, Charlie Capps
and Franklin "Big Boy" Capps; her wonderful caregivers, Bernadette Stith,
Catherine Bruce and Tameka Rice; and a lifetime devoted employee,
Robert Pearson.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Williams Funeral Home,
Lawrenceville, with interment in Oakwood Park Cemetery. The family will
receive friends Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., at Williams Funeral Home.
In memory of Lillian, memorial contributions may be made to Lawrenceville
United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2, Lawrenceville, Va. 23868.
Cards may be sent to: Dwayne Stanley, P. O. Box 59, Glade Spring, Va. 24340 
Submitted by  Fern Puckett

posted at request Ailease Short 01-03-18


Notice of Death:

Ruth A. Stanley, wife of District 9 VP and Glade Spring VLSC Captain
Dwayne Stanley, Glade Spring, Virginia.
Ruth Anne Stanley, age 56, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday,
December 23, 2017, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Ruth was a dedicated
Ruth is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Dwayne Stanley,
Captain of the Glade Spring Volunteer Lifesaving Crew, 35 years.
Three children, and twelve grandchildren.
Ruth had a loving and compassionate heart and would help anyone she could.
Her love for children was what lead her to drive a bus for People Inc.
for many years.    
Visitation with the family will be held 5-8 p.m Friday, December 29, 2017,
in the Glade Spring Volunteer Life Saving Crew Hall.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017,
at the Glade Spring Volunteer Life Saving Crew Hall. Interment will follow
in Glade Baptist Cemetery.
Please keep the Stanley family/ Glade Vol. Life Saving Crew family in your
thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time
Farris Funeral Services -
Cards may be sent to: Dwayne Stanley, P. O. Box 59, Glade Spring, Va. 24340 
Submitted by  Fern Puckett

posted at request Fern Puckett 12-27-17


Margie Pugh Vassar, 62, of 504 Pigeon Run Road, Gladys died
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital.
She was the wife of Roger Allen Vassar for 43 years.

She was born October 14, 1955 in Altavista, a daughter of the
late Grady Lawrence Pugh and Martha Elliott Pugh. She was a
member of Kedron Baptist Church, a self-employed daycare
provider and an honorary member of the Citizens Emergency
Crew. Margie loved cooking, baking and especially her grandchildren. 

She is survived by a daughter, Alicia Vassar Fannon and her
husband Larry of Gladys; one brother, Grady W. Pugh and his
wife Bonnie; one sister, Pamela Pugh Hall and her husband
Jeffrey all of Gladys; and three grandchildren, Kaydee Dawn
Fannon, William Allen Fannon and Hank Wyatt Fannon.

She was preceded in death by a son, Roger Allen Vassar, II.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday,
December 3, 2017 at Kedron Baptist Church by the Rev. Brian
Reynolds and Pastor Sonny Yoder.

The family will receive friends following the service in the
fellowship hall and other times at the residence.

The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials
consider Kedron Baptist Church Cemetery Fund,
P.O. Box 38, Gladys, VA 24554, Citizens Emergency Crew,
P.O. Box 158, Gladys, VA 24554 or Gladys Volunteer Fire
Department, P.O. Box 85, Gladys, VA 24554.

Finch and Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Gladys is in charge of arrangements.

posted by VAVRS Office, 12 1 2017

It is with great sadness that I inform each of you the passing of Margie
Vassar, wife of VAVRS Life Member Roger Vassar. Please keep Roger and the
family in your prayers.

Mike Smoot
District 5 VP

You can send cards to:
Roger Vassar
504 Pigeon Run Rd
Gladys, VA  24554

posted at request Mike Smoot, District 5 VP 11-30-17




James Sydnor Cook, age 66, of Lawrenceville, VA passed away
November 19, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents,
Carl Cook and Lillian Hoover and a sister, Barbara Sayles.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Moseley Cook; his daughter,
Tanya Cook; his son, Jamie Cook; his granddaughter,
Carli Cook; his brother, Harold Cook and wife Joyce;
his sister, Shelby Jewell; and special nieces, Brenda,
Linda and Brittany. Funeral services will be conducted
11:00 a.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville
with interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville.
The family will receive friends Thursday from
10:00 to 11:00 a.m., prior to the service, at the
funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Lawrenceville Volunteer Fire Department,
400 N Main St., Lawrenceville, VA 23868.

His wife address is 1860 Lawrenceville Plank Road
Lawrenceville VA 23868

posted at request of Ailease Short, AVAVRS President 11-20-17


Carlton Hudson, Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, will have family
visitation on Sunday November 12th from 6pm to 8pm at
Nash/ Storke Funeral Home, 131 3rd St. in Colonial Beach.
Funeral will be Monday November 13th at 1pm at Colonial Beach
Baptist Church, located at 10 Garfield Ave.

It is with sadness that we report that James Carlton Hudson, age 89,
of the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad passed away early this morning.
Carlton had just recently been discharged from the hospital and was
recuperating at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Fredericksburg. 
It was at HealthSouth where he passed away. 
Carlton was a VAVRS Life Member, VAVRS District 10 Life Member,
former VAVRS District 8 Vice President and held just about every
elected office in the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. 
He also had worked at LifeCare, where he drove the wheelchair van. 
His patients all loved him, just as each of us did also.
Carlton will be remembered as a very dedicated volunteer and
having a passion of helping others.

posted at request Kevin Dillard, VAVRS Life Member 11-07-17





Agencies and Members, please send information regarding VAVRS members that have passed away between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 to: 

(Names are listed in alphabetical order)


Betty C. Arthur - Campbell Co RS Aux

Wilbert “Butch” Beasley Jr – Southside VA EC

Lawrence V. "Rita" Bryant - Lynchburg LSC

Rev. Thomas S. Childrey -  Brunswick VRS

Gary Lee Clark - Millwood Station VF & R

Bonnie C. Coghill - Prince George EC

James S. Cook – Brunswick VRS

Steven W. Davis Jr - Giles Co LS & RS

Mary E. "Liz" Heinbuch - Greater Manassas VRS

J. Carlton Hudson – Colonial Beach VRS

Arthur C. Hunt Sr. – Madison Co RS

Vona L. La Claire - Chancellor VF&R

Matthew T. McLeod - Chancellor VF&R

Wanda B. Morehead - Long Shop-McCoy RS

Dan Moses Sr - Luray VRS

Della J. Murphy - Pipers Gap RS

Walter T. “Tommy” Nichols – Campbell Co RS

Joseph L. Powell Sr. – Brunswick VRS

Dorothy L. Reed - Forest View VRS

Robbie Robertson - Nansemond Suffolk RS 

Lawrence E. Slough Jr. – Buena Vista VRS

Julian M. Smith – Christiansburg RS

Ruth A. Stanley – Glade Spring VLSC

James C. Thomas Jr. – Brunswick VRS

Margie P. Vassar – Citizens EC

Walter P. Warner – Colonial Beach VRS


VAVRS Chaplain.