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Sowers, Larry Lee

Larry Lee Sowers, age 71, of Christiansburg, passed on May 22, 2022, in the comfort of his home. He is survived by his loving wife, Clara Gail Albert Sowers; brother and sister-in-law, Charles “Chuck” and Pamela Spradlin and family; sister-in-law, Angela and Scott Stamper and family; brother-in-law, Dexter and Lorrie Albert and family; dear friends and his Wolverine work family.
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA
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Sartin, Cleatis Arnold

Cleatis Arnold Sartin, 62 of Christiansburg, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022. He is preceded in death by his spouse, Mary Reed; parents, James A. & Charlotte Sartin; brother, James Sartin; and sister, Debbie Tawney. He is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Tim & Kathryn Reed; daughter &...
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA
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Martin, Donna Blevins

Donna Blevins Martin, 51, of Max Meadows, Va, born on August 21, 1970, passed away on Wednesday May 18, 2022, at Wythe County Community Hospital. Donna is preceded in death by her parents; Freddy Blevins and Mary Blevins; son, Joshua Martin; and special pet, Charlie Poodle. She is survived by...
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Stone III, John Paul

John Paul Stone, III, 61 of Blacksburg, VA, formerly of Pearisburg, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. John was born on March 6, 1961, in Pearisburg and was a son of the late John Paul Stone, Jr. and Patricia (Pat) Ellen Ratcliffe Stone.
BLACKSBURG, VA

Greenlight Dispensary opens its doors in Princeton

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — A local dispensary opened its doors to the public in Mercer County. After a lengthy renovation period, Greenlight Dispensary is ready to serve the community. On Monday, May 23, 2022, the company celebrated the grand opening of its Princeton location off of Expert Circle. Director of Retail with the company, Casey […]
PRINCETON, WV
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Vicars, Velma Anderson

Velma Anderson Vicars, 86, was with her family when she passed away at home on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, after a sudden illness. Velma was born in Pulaski, Virginia to parents, Stella and Virgil Anderson (a United Methodist Minister), who raised her to spend her life serving and caring for her extensive family as well as the wider community. She was the absolute model of a preacher’s kid and devoted member of St. Luke United Methodist Church for decades.
PULASKI, VA
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Moore, Carolyn Miller

Carolyn Lanier Moore, age 91, of Blacksburg died, Monday, May 23, 2022, at her home. She was born in Iredell County, N.C. on November 8, 1930 to the late Samuel McKee and Martha Carter Miller. She was also preceded by her husband, Thomas G. Moore. She is survived by her...
BLACKSBURG, VA
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Polan, Anna Underwood

Anna Lee (Underwood) Polan October 14, 1934 – May 22, 2022 passed after an extended struggle with dementia and melanoma. She was preceded in death by her parents, James E. And Reain (Davis) Underwood, a son, Mark E Polan, a brother, Louis W. Underwood, brothers-in-law, Clinton R. Polan, Richard Clark and several cousins.
BLACKSBURG, VA
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Dayton Eugene “Gene” Egger, 83, an Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Virginia Tech, died peacefully on May 21, 2022 at his home in Blacksburg, VA surrounded by his loving family. Born March 14, 1939, in Starkville, MS, he was preceded in death by his father Earl Egger and his mother, Francis Hightower.
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Randall Earl Harris, age 90, of Blacksburg, died, Sunday, May 22, 2022, at his home. He was born in Winthrop, ME on June 3, 1931 to the late Earl Wheeler and Arlene Hilt Harris. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie Harris; daughters and son-in-law, Cathy and Dave Blubaugh, Annie...
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