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Dave Tesh's mother passed away today [January 15].  Dave is  a Life Member of Forest View, is the Chesterfield County Recruitment & Retention Officer and has, in the past, been the VAVRS Master of Ceremony at Convention.  Please keep Dave and his family in your thoughts and prayers.  Fran Phillips, Secretary, FVRS
Cards may be sent to the Tesh family at:
11200 Bondurant Drive
Richmond, VA   23236

Submitted by Fran/J.C. Phillis 01-16-21
Shirley Bagby, was called home this morning at 12:14 a.m.  She is now with Tommy, her husband and Phil her son in heaven.  Shirley had accepted this and stated she was rady to go home.  When we know more about any type of arrangements we will get this out..

There will be a live streamed memorial service for Shirley Bagby on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:00 am at  Her obituary will be in the Richmond Times Dispatch Sunday, January 3.

If you want to send a card, Shirley's daughter is Sandi Perry, 400 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA  23005

Please keep the family in your prayers.
For those of you who may not have been able to participate in the virtual service for Shirley Bagby today, the link to view the service is below.

Bob Wingfield, VAVRS Life Member and Life Member of Cave Spring Rescue Squad died on Christmas Day.  A memorial service will be held in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Raleigh Court United Methodist Church ( or to Cave Spring Volunteer Rescue Squad (  Notes or cards may be sent to Past VAVRS President, Patsy Wingfield, 3324 Chestnut Mt. Circle, Vinton, VA 24179. 
Kelly Walters, Past President, Life Member, and Member of Hall of Fame died on Saturday, December 26.  His service is Wednesday, December 30 at 11:00 AM.  Visitation at the church from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.  Service at Auburn Baptist Church,  3840 Riner Rd, Riner, VA 24149.  Notes or cards may be sent to Kelly’s daughter, Nancy Walters, 230 Maple Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073.  IF you plan to attend the service, please wear your Green Sport Coat.

BAGBY, Shirley Edwards - Obituary

Shirley"Tootie" Edwards Bagby, born March 11, 1931 passed away peacefully on December 28, 2020 after a brief illness (non-COVID-19 related). She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Lee Edwards; mother, Grace West Lee; and stepfather Bernard Russell Lee; devoted husband of fifty-one years, Thomas Phillips Bagby; loving son, Thomas Phillips Bagby, Jr. "Phil"; and son-in-law Richard "Rick" Perry. She is survived by sister, Jean Edwards Venner; two brothers, James Rial Lee (Judy) and Ernest Stuart Lee (Pat); daughter, Sandra Lee Perry; grandchildren, Jennifer Perry Solomon (Dan), Jeremy Andrew Perry (Nancy), Richard Sean Perry (Cheryl), and Steven Thomas Perry (Lexi); six great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless dear family friends and colleagues.

Shirley graduated from John Marshall High School in 1947. In addition to raising her family, she held jobs as a secretary, bank teller, was an excellent seamstress, and a top-notch Tupperware salesperson. In 2016, at the age of 84, she retired from the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, where she was employed as a secretary for many years. She also served on the board of directors for the National EMS Memorial Service in Oilville, VA from 1993 until her death and was an honorary member of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads. She was a dedicated member of Discovery United Methodist Church in Henrico, where she enjoyed the fellowship of countless other worshippers.

Shirley enjoyed travelling and visited such places as Alaska, the Grand Canyon, and Greece. Despite being a life-long southerner, she was a die-hard Yankees fan and relished regaling others with play by plays, player statistics, and trades and acquisitions. Later in life and up until her demise, Shirley was an avid jigsaw puzzle enthusiast who enjoyed the assistance of others in those endeavors and would proudly display her accomplishments through blast emails. She always enjoyed the company of her myriad visitors, especially with her lunch companions, and brought a light to all those she met.

There will be a private, in-person service for family members at Discovery United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. For others, the service will be broadcast live at

On Friday, December 25, 2020, Robert “Bob” George Wingfield, of Vinton, Virginia, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 75.
He was born in 1945 in Newark, New Jersey to William and Irene (Hulse) Wingfield. Bob was a proud graduate of Virginia Tech and served in the Corps of Cadets before joining the United States Army and serving in Vietnam.
Upon returning to Virginia, he served as a manager at Hop-In and U-Haul and founded Communications Plus and was known around the state for his passion of tinkering with radios.
Through all of this, Bob was an EMT serving with Williamson Road Life Saving Crew and landing at Cave Spring Volunteer Rescue Squad where he ran EMS calls for more than 35 years, was a Life Member and was still assisting with fundraising in 2020.
Bob was a Life Member of the Botetourt Mounted Search and Rescue which became Commonwealth Search and Rescue, and Angel Search and Rescue and served as an instructor around the state for Search and Rescue Operations for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
He was a former district and state officer for the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (District 6) where he was a Life Member of both the State and District and assisted volunteer rescue squads around the area for many years. Bob helped with the formation of the To The Rescue Museum, serving on the Board of Directors and working with the National EMS Memorial Service before its departure from Roanoke. He also served on the Board of the Vinton First Aid Crew and assisted with the Vinton Needy Families Program.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patsy (Perdue) of Vinton; his daughter, Sarah (Nick); his grandchildren, Payton, Brayden and Dade, all of Jeffersonville, Indiana. Also surviving are sister, Jane Curtis (John) of Heath, Texas; cousins, Traver Hulse of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Charlotte Bennett of Bedford, and Shirley Bray of Danville; sisters-in-law, Janet Pugh (Leon) of Glade Hill, and Karen Young (Donald Mabry) of Rocky Mount; nieces, Elise Landrum of McKinney, Texas, and Lori Pugh of Glade Hill; nephews, James Curtis of California, and Steve Pugh of Salem; and great-nephew, Liam Landrum of Texas.
The family wants to thank the amazing medical staff of the HCA System for helping him through 2020 and the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Trauma and Palliative care teams.
A memorial service will be held in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Raleigh Court United Methodist Church ( or to Cave Spring Volunteer Rescue Squad (

Kelly Brice Walters  - OBITUARY