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Billy Stover
William Earl “Billy” Stover , 50, of Hot Springs, Virginia died Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his residence.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Life Line Ministries with Mike Spurgeon officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hot Springs Fire Department, P.O. Box N, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Community Leader, Former Clifton Forge Vice-Mayor Dies In Williamsburg
WILLIAMSBURG  — Robert G. Davis, Jr. was called from labor to rest on Friday, April 13th surrounded by his wife Opelene L. Davis and his two sons, Frank and Kevin Davis.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21st at 12:00 noon, First Baptist Church Williamsburg, 727 Scotland St., Williamsburg, VA  23185.




Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Virginia Faurote
Virginia Thomas Faurote, 96, of Hot Springs, Virginia died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs, Virginia. 

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday April 20, 2018 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Gilliand officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Springs Nursing Center, P.O. Drawer 1, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445 or Bath County Meals on Wheels, Make check payable to Valley Program for Aging Services, P.O. Box 817, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980.

Arrangements are being handled by McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mclaughlinandyoung.com.



Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Cleo Cash
Cleo Ann Edwards Stanley Cash, 80, of 601 N. Alleghany Ave, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Brian Center Rehabilitation & Nursing Care in Low Moor.

The funeral service will be held Friday April 20, 2018, at 11:00 AM in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Hollenbeck officiating.




Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Loretta Dunsmore
Loretta Lynn Dunsmore, 45, of 108 Craig Ave., died Tuesday April 17, 2018 at Lewis Gale Alleghany Hospital in Low Moor.

The funeral service will be held Friday April 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marva Smearman, assisted by the Rev. Garrett Bostic.

Memorials in Loretta’s name may be made to the Alleghany Humane Society, 9313 Rich Patch Rd., Covington, VA  24426.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Sidney Hannah
Sidney Allison Hannah, age 87, of 8135 Beechmont Avenue, Apt E-117, Cincinnati, Ohio, died Monday, January 1, 2018. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend W. Pembroke Hall officiating. 

To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.



Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Les Honaker
CLIFTON FORGE — Lesley Seibert (Les) Honaker, 72, of Clifton Forge, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salem, after a long illness.

At his request he was cremated.

A celebration of Les's life will be held June 30, 2018 at Groves Funeral Home from 1-3 p.m. with family gathering afterwards at the homeplace in Union.


Monday, April 16, 2018
Charles "Dickie" Harold
Charles “Dickie” Richard Harold, 81, of Hot Springs, Virginia died Friday, April 13, 2018 at his residence. 

A private funeral service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hot Springs Rescue Squad, PO Box N, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.



Monday, April 16, 2018
Frank Hopkins
Frank Wexler Hopkins, age 89, formerly of 501 Wintergreen Avenue, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Monday, April 16, 2018 at Carrington Memory Care in Daleville.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem with Reverend Lynn Wright officiating.  

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association.

To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.



Monday, April 16, 2018
Mary Nelson
HOT SPRINGS — Mary Jean Butler Nelson, 74, of Hot Springs, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at her home.

Services will be held Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church
Internment was held at Pinehurst Heights Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home.


Friday, April 13, 2018
Patty Spangler
Patricia Denise “Patty” Leary Spangler, age 56, of 217 Alleghany Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at The Woodlands Health and Rehabilitation Center, Clifton Forge.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend Gene Ayers, Reverend Doug Moore, and Reverend Gentry Hinojosa officiating.  

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Sheltering Arms, 13700 S. Francis Blvd, 8254 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA  23116, to Mountain Regional Hospice Volunteers, PO Box 637, Clifton Forge, VA 24422, or to The Woodlands Health and Rehabilitation, 1000 Fairview Ave, Clifton Forge, VA  24422.

To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.



Thursday, April 12, 2018
James Wiley

James William Wiley, Jr., 75, of 721 Rose Ave., Clifton Forge, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at his residence.

A private service will be held Sunday.

The online guest book is available at arrittfuneralhome.com.



Thursday, April 12, 2018
Michael Swoope
HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Michael Douglas Swoope Sr., 79, of Hawthorne, Calif., passed away Feb. 9, 2018.

In the memory of Michael Douglas Swoope, a memorial service will be conducted at Iron Gate Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018
George Hancock Jr.
George Hubert Hancock, Jr., 79, of 214 Landis Drive, Hot Springs, died Tuesday April 10, 2018 at his residence.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the graveside in Alleghany Memorial Park with the Rev. Billy Price officiating. 

Memorial donations in Mr. Hancock’s name may be to the Building Fund at Faith Baptist Church, 311 Jackson Drive, Covington, VA  24426.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Teresa Spangler
Teresa Gaines Spangler, 50 of 2337 S. Church Street died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Lewis Gale – Alleghany  Hospital.

The funeral service will be held Friday, April 13, 2018, at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Ratliff officiating.




Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Nancy Hosey
Nancy Louise Hosey, age 63, of 4407 Upper Rich Patch Road, Covington, Virginia died Monday, April 9, 2018 at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem. 

A graveside memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Lone Star Church Cemetery, Covington with Reverend Michael Fisher and Reverend Mike Warren officiating. 

To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Dr. Edward Allen
Dr. Edward G. Allen, age 89 of 1702 Ridgevue Avenue, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Sunday, April 8, 2018 at his home following a short illness.  

His body has been donated to the Virginia State Anatomical Program.  

Therefore, no funeral will be held.  In remembrance, you may donate to the local animal shelter.  He was a cat lover all his life.

To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.



Tuesday, April 10, 2018
"Top-Man" Taylor
Herman Ray “Top Man” Taylor, Sr., 67, of 3712 Upper Rich Patch Road, died Sunday April 8, 2018 at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem.

The graveside service will be held Friday April 13, 2018 in the Humphries Cemetery with the Rev. Raymond Christian officiating.

The online guest book is available at arrittfuneralhome.com.


Monday, April 9, 2018
Theresa Fourqurean

Theresa Gay Fourqurean, age 62, of Richmond, Virginia and formerly of Low Moor, Virginia died Friday, April 6, 2018 in Hopewell. 

A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend Roslyn C. Thomas officiating, assisted by area ministers. 

To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.


Monday, April 9, 2018
T.G. Ailstock
Mr. Thomas G. “T.G.” Ailstock, Jr. passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his residence in Homestead, FL.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Monday, April 9, 2018
Mountain View Celebrates Successful Math Olympics
LOW MOOR — Mountain View Elementary School celebrated the close of another successful year of the Math Olympics by holding a ceremony for the winners on Wednesday, April 4.

Friday, April 20, 2018
Gov. Northam Issues Voting Proclamation
RICHMOND — Gov. Northam has issued a proclamation to officially recognize April 22-28 as Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week. 

Friday, April 20, 2018
Lime Kiln Theatre Receives VTC Grant
LEXINGTON — Lime Kiln Theater has received a $7,000 grant through the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Musical Festival Spon-sorship Program for its 2018 Summer Concert Series.

Friday, April 20, 2018
Highlands Community Bank Makes Donation To Annual Bike Rodeo
Highlands Community Bank has made a donation to help fund the 22nd annual Alleghany Highlands Bike Rodeo which takes place Saturday, May 5, at Jackson River Sport Complex in Covington. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Cavaliers Shut Down Alleghany
HILLSVILLE — Single runs in the first, second and fourth innings were enough for Carroll County’s Katie McKenzie here Tuesday.

McKenzie tossed a two-hit shutout, leading the Cavaliers to a 3-0 Three Rivers District softball win over Alleghany.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
TEACH Students At DSLCC
CLIFTON FORGE — For the next three weeks, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College is hosting a number of Alleghany High School students who participate in the TEACH program for students with cognitive disabilities. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Covington Honda-Nissan A Gold-Level Sponsor For Annual Douthat Lake Run Car Show
Covington Honda-Nissan is a Gold Level sponsor for the 20th  — annual Douthat Lake Run Car Show which will be held Sunday, May 20, at Douthat State Park. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Chargers Sweep Warriors
HOT SPRINGS — Baylei Alphin singled in Selena Wolfe with the game-winning run in the bottom of the fifth here Saturday, lifting Bath County to a doubleheader softball sweep of Pocahontas County.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Green Thumb Series At Library Concluding With Program On Sustainability
The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library and the Alleghany Highlands Master Gardeners conclude their month-long Green Thumb Series titled “Sustainability” with their final program on Tuesday, April 24. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Hemp Insurance Makes Donation To 22nd Annual Bike Rodeo
Hemp Insurance Agency has made a donation to help sponsor the 22nd annual Alleghany Highlands Bike Rodeo which takes place Saturday, May 5, at the Jackson River Sport Complex in Covington. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Blues Rout Cougars
BUENA VISTA — Chloe Persinger did a number on the Covington girls here Tuesday.

Persinger fired a three-hit shutout and added a three-run homer and six RBI in Parry McCluer’s 24-0 Pioneer District softball whipping of the Cougars.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Appalachia Author Speaking At C.F. Library
CLIFTON FORGE — The public is invited to spend an evening with author Eliza-beth Catte.

Her program will be held Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in the Clifton Forge Public Library’s Michael Arm-strong Community Room.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Bath County Charger Junior Varsity Softball Team
Front Row, left to right: Demi Legg, Cameron Keyser, Isabella Ryder, Allyson Hall and Malia Whittington. Back Row: Cadence Miller, Madison Tucker, Taylor Weaver, Hope May and Riley McNeal. (Gavin Dressler Photo)

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Gardener Hat Trick Keys BC Win
HOT SPRINGS — It was all Bath County on Carl F. Williams Field Tuesday.

The Chargers scored early and often in a 10-0 Pioneer District boys soccer win over Narrows.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Alleghany On Top Of TRD
Alleghany baseball coach Gary Rice has been looking for some consistency from top to bottom in his lineup this season.

He received that offensive production Tuesday.

Rice’s Mountaineers banged out 13 hits, as they overcame an early deficit to defeat visiting Carroll County in a Three Rivers District contest, 10-5.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Bike Rodeo Receives Donation From John H. Stone Insurance
John H. Stone, Nationwide Insurance of Covington, has made a donation to help sponsor the 22nd annual Alleghany Highlands Bike Rodeo which takes place Saturday, May 5, starting at 10 a.m. at the Jackson River Sport Complex in Covington. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Vision 2025 Working Groups Discuss Progress During Community Summit
CLIFTON FORGE — A Vision 2025 Community Summit was held Tuesday in the Historic Masonic Theatre’s Ballroom to discuss the progress of Community Working Groups and identify ways to strengthen the region going forward.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
WestRock Makes Donation To Area After-Prom Parties
WestRock’s Covington mill recently made a donation to the Alleghany Highlands YMCA to help fund After-Prom parties for Covington and Alleghany high schools.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Clifton Forge Woman's Club Holds April 2 Meeting
By Lois C. Smith
CLIFTON FORGE — The April meeting of the Clifton Forge Woman’s Club was held April 2 at the Clubhouse.

The meeting was called to order by Kathy Smestad, president. Jenny Oeltjen introduced our newest member, Lisa Ford.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Investment Group Considers Boutique Hotel In Clifton Forge
CLIFTON FORGE — The Downtown Investment Group, LLC, has developed plans to create a Boutique Hotel in Historic Downtown Clifton Forge, Hotel Clifton Forge, by remodeling the property located at 409 Church Street.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


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