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Naida Kathleen Limon - mother of Mike Berg, VAOEMS
Naida Kathleen Limon entered heavenly rest on October 25, 2023. She was born in Patrick, Virginia to Jesse and Jeannette Beasley on July 16, 1937. She is preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Jesse Greywolf Limon, brother Jesse M. Beasley, daughters Michele and Jeannette, and grandson Mitchell. She is survived by her sons Michael D. Berg (Trena), Mark A. Berg (Kathy), and Jesse M. Berg (Kim), grandchildren Mandy, Jesse Jr, Jamie, Dillon, Ashley, Brandy, Jessica, James, Britney, Taelor, and Ross Allen; 10 great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild.
Although Naida spent a large part of her life as housewife raising five children, she did work was an EMT/Dispatcher for Central Virginia Ambulance Service in Richmond. It was here where she was considered the matriarch of the company. Many past employees often comment on how she would tell them where to go! She was an avid crafter and quilter for many years. She painted and loved traveling with her husband Jesse and their dogs searching for gems and crystals, many of which were used in their Native American crafts. They lived many of their later years in Volens, Virginia, enjoying the country, retirement and where the family would meet for many occasions.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Dr. John Carl, the staff at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, the staff at Charlottesville Health and Rehab, and lastly the team of the Hospice of the Piedmont.
She will be laid to rest in a graveside service at Westhampton Memorial and Cremation Park in Richmond, Virginia, Saturday, October 28, 2023, at noon.
Arrangements are provided by Powell Funeral Home, INC, 1603 Wilborn Avenue South Boston, VA 24592. Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.
Obituary for Garland Lee Linkous Jr. -Christiansburg VRS
Garland Lee Linkous, Jr., age 78, of Christiansburg died Tuesday, October 10, 2023. He was born in Baltimore, MD on May 29, 1945, to the late Garland Lee, Sr. and Ida Allene Shepherd Linkous. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. Garland was a veteran of the U.S. Navy for 6 years and the National Guard 29th Division Band for 23 years, he achieved the rank of E7 Sgt 1st class. He was a life member of the VFW, American Legion, and DAV. He was a life member of the Christiansburg Rescue Squad.
He was a marriage commissioner having held hundreds of weddings. Garland owned and operated EZ Method Driving School and certified hundreds of students for driving permits and motorcycle safety. He also ran the Trailways bus station and Nancy’s Travel and Tours. He was also a Master Gardener and a sou chef at Virginia Tech and Mountain Lake. He was a master musician and could play any brass instrument, trumpet, strings, mandolin, harpsichord, and guitar. Garland filled in as a Pastor of Mt. Elbert United Methodist Church, Floyd Va. He operated the Christmas Kitchen for at least 10 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nancy Richardson Linkous; a daughter, Leeann; a son, Chris; brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond Linkous, and Ernest (Kathy) Linkous; brothers-in-law, Bill (Sandra) Richardson, and George (Rocine) Richardson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 16, 2023, at 11:00 AM in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Sebert Rorrer and Pastor Mike Neuse officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 AM Monday morning before the service at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr. SW., Blacksburg VA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, American Legion Boys State.
It is with deep regret that we announce that Ronnie Slough died today, September 15, 2023. Please keep his family iand many friends in your prayers. Cards may be sent to Family of Ronnie Slough, 740 W Fourth St, Buena Vista, VA 24416-3808
G. Kenneth (Ken) Morgan and wife
Ken Morgan, VAVRS Past President Life Member, Hall of Fame) is in the hospital. His condition is serious and the family is in need of your prayers. Please keen them in your thoughts.
Cards can be sent to G. Kenneth Morgan, PO Box 16067, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-6067
James P (Mac) McGuire
UPDATE: September 8th - Mac McGuire, VAVRS Life Member, and former president of Forest View and of the VAVRS, has been experiencing some health issues. He will undergo additional medical procedures in the next few weeks. Please keep Mac and Linda in your prayers.
James P. “Mac” McGuire, [VAVRS Past President, Life Member, Hall of Fame] is in the hospital. He had emergency surgery yesterday, September 5. No visitors at this time. Phone calls are ok if you wish to leave a message, 804-290-0315. “Mac” and Linda have been members of our Squad and Auxiliary for 48 years and are Life Members. Our thoughts and prayers are with “Mac” and his family. Cards may be sent to:
James P. “Mac” McGuire
9206 Hartley Hill Court
Glen Allen, VA 23060
From: Fran Phillips, Secretary - Forest View Rescue Squad