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Loretta Lytton

Jul 01, 1937 - Oct 27, 2023

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Christiansburg, VA

"Loretta Maxine Mills Lytton, 86, of Christiansburg, VA, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023. She was born on July 1, 1937, in Montgomery County Virginia to the late Ward W. and Bertha Thompson Mills. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Pvt. Marvin Mills; sisters, Della Mae (Sudie) Adkins, Gladys Lytton, and Evangeline McCoy; daughter, Alicia Gay Lytton; and great grandson Evan Tucker Lytton-McFalls. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Jerry Mason Lytton; children, Derek Lyt...Read More

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Larry Paul Duncan

Aug 28, 1950 - Feb 28, 2024

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Christiansburg, VA

"Larry Paul Duncan, age 73, of Christiansburg, died, Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at his home. He was born in Christiansburg, Va. on August 28, 1950, to the late Russell Paul and Sarah Teany Duncan. He was also preceded by his paternal grandparents, Gilbert and Elva Duncan, maternal grandparents, George and Elizabeth Teany, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dewey and Irene Thompson. Larry worked for the family business, Duncan’s Texaco along with his father and mother and eventually became the owner/operator in 1991 and retired in 2017. He was also a life member of the Christiansburg Rescue Squad. Larry was a longtime member of the Christiansburg Hunt Club. He is survived by his wife, Diane Thompson Duncan, sons and daughters-in-law, Scot and Sarah Duncan, Toby and Beth Duncan, special four legged son, Oskar Paul, grandchildren, Christopher (Nikki) Duncan, Sarah (Levi) Akers, Caleb Duncan, Scarlett Duncan, Jordan Duncan, Kayla Duncan, Brandon Duncan, great-grandchildren, James, Wyatt, sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Russell Whitworth, brothers and sister-in-law, David Duncan, Wayne and Beth Duncan, brothers-in-law, Tommy (Ruby) Thompson, John Thompson, sisters-in-law, Doris (David) Kirkner, Debra (Richard) Abbate, aunts, Reva Semones, Mary Peterman, nieces and nephews, Tara (Pat) McAllister, Elizabeth (Chris) McCann, Chris Duncan. Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 2:00 pm in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neal Turner officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Christiansburg Hunt Club, 324 Old Mill Rd. Floyd, Va. 24091 or to the Chrsitiansburg Rescue Squad at 190 Depot St. NW, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 pm prior to the service at McCoy Funeral Home 150 Country Club Dr. SW, Blacksburg."

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Jeanie May Simpson

May 27, 1935 - Feb 19, 2024

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Christiansburg, VA

"Jeanie May Simpson, born on May 27, 1935, in Pulaski County, Virginia, went home to be with the Lord on February 19, 2024, at the age of 88 in Christiansburg, Virginia. Throughout her life, Jeanie loved to play tennis, paint ceramics, bask in the sun, walk on the beach, play cards, crochet, work puzzles, and spend time with her family. Most of all reading the Bible or devotionals growing her relationship with the Lord. She was also known for her exceptional skills as a seamstress. Jeanie will be dearly missed by her surviving family members: Mary Boyd (Sister), Judy and Mark Buckner (Sister and Brother-in-Law), Don and Alicia Leonard (Son and Daughter-in-Law), Doug Leonard (Son), David and Michelle Leonard (Son and Daughter-in-Law), Debra and Rick Craven (Daughter and Son-in-Law), along with her grandchildren Joshua Leonard, Jessica Owen, Dustin Leonard, Elizabeth Howery, Tori Leonard, Alex Leonard, Logan Craven, Devin Craven, and Morgan McCroskey and great-grandchildren Parker Anderson, Ashton Anderson, Lacie Anderson, Jayce Leonard, Callie Leonard, Daxton Leonard, Ellis Howery, Harper McCroskey, Aria Craven, and Maia Craven. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Simpson, her mother, Cecil Simpson, her brother Paul (Jimmy) Simpson, Jr., her sister Dorothy Thornton, her brother Bobby Simpson, her daughter Terry Rae Leonard, and a few others. Jeanie attended Dublin High School and later pursued a career at Burlington Industries as a Secretary and at Walmart as a Cashier for over 30 years. She worshipped at the Cambria Pentecostal Holiness Church. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Cambria Pentecostal Holiness on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 5:00 pm, located at 915 Montgomery Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Jeanie\u0027s honor to St. Jude Children\u0027s Research Hospital. McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg, Virginia, is assisting with the funeral arrangements."

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Daniel C. Freeland

Jan 01, 1938 - Feb 24, 2024

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Christiansburg, VA

Daniel C. Freeland, 85, of Christiansburg, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Spring Oak of Christiansburg. Born in Michigan City, Indiana, Daniel spent his early years in Rolling Prairie, Indiana and would occasionally work at a nearby farm. He had an interest in electronics at an early age and built a short-wave radio. He served in the Navy for nine years as a music instructor, during which time he met and married his wife, Diana. After military service, Daniel worked for AT&T, but his life took a new direction when he committed himself to Jesus Christ. He pursued his faith by studying at Washington Bible College, graduating in 1978, after which he served in various churches, including one in Spain. Daniel had diverse interests, including Bible study and teaching, music, photography, fishing, and technology. He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Elma Freeland, and his sister, Janice. Surviving family includes his wife of 63 years, Diana Marriott Freeland, as well as two children and their spouses, Elaine Seiler (John), and Andrew Freeland (Michelle). He is further survived by nine grandchildren – Elizabeth Meltzer (Matthew), Sarah Morris (Nick), Matthew Seiler (Judith), Rebekah Seiler (Matt), Jordan Seiler, Serena Bowen (Justin), John Freeland, Grace Freeland, Karalyn Freeland, and one great-grandchild – Mabeline Morris. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 11 a.m. at Simpson Funeral Home, located at 5160 Peters Creek Road Roanoke, VA 24019. The family wishes to thank the staff at Spring Oak of Christiansburg and Medi-Home Health and Hospice for their loving and compassionate care. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.simpsonfuneral.com.

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Carol Wheeling Smith

May 09, 1947 - Feb 28, 2024

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Christiansburg, VA

Carol Wheeling Smith, 76, of Christiansburg, Va., had a happy and peaceful death at home February 28, 2024. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Michael Lowman, her parents, William Howard Wheeling and Sadie Vest, husband, Robert “Bob” Smith, and sister, Patricia Bryant. Her survivors include son, John Lowman (Beth), granddaughter, Elizabeth, stepson, Brian Canode (Ginger), and stepsister, Carol Trigg (Bud). In her final days, she was also with other special family and friends, including her niece, Brittany, friends and neighbors, Amy and Granville, Julie, Linda, Dean, and Connie, stepdaughters, Kim and Julie, and the staff of Good Samaritan Hospice and Cindy’s Compassion Care.Carol spent her early adulthood as a devoted wife and mother; later, she worked and retired from Kollmorgen Inland Motor, remarried, became a “social butterfly,” active in the Moose Lodge, VFW, card and Bible study groups, and volunteer at her local hospital. She was a long-time member of Dublin United Methodist Church and later Riverview Baptist Church. Those close to her will remember her contagious smile, sparkle in her eyes, deep faith, hope in eternal life, and love of God, family, and friends.She requested donations be made in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Shawn Wilburn officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Dublin Cemetery in Dublin.Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory, Radford, Virginia is honored to be caring for the Smith family. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com

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Carrie Anthelene Raftery Hughes

Mar 14, 1947 - Feb 28, 2024

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Christiansburg, VA

Carrie Anthelene Raftery Hughes, 76, of Princeton passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2024 at New River Valley Meical Center in Christiansburg, VA. Born March 14, 1947 in Leland, NC she was the daughter of the late James M. Raftery and Carrie A. Sink Raftery. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Janice Wooten. She is survived by one son, James Hughes of Princeton; five grandchildren, Courtney Conner of Princeton, Daniel Woods of Princeton, Kenneth Dickerson of Princeton, Olivia Hughes of Princeton, and Destiny Belcher; and several great grandchildren. In keeping with Carrie’s wishes she will be cremated, and the family will have a memorial service at a later date.

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Keith Elden Johnson

Nov 21, 1934 - Feb 05, 2024

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Christiansburg, VA

Keith Elden Johnson, 89, of Christiansburg, formerly of Covington, passed away Monday morning, February 5, 2024, at his residence. He was born November 21, 1934, in Covington, to the late Oscar Millison and Opal Mae (Wolfe) Johnson. He married Emily Carol (Miller) Johnson on May 23, 1959 in Christiansburg; she preceded him in death April 10, 2004.Keith will be missed and remembered by his children, Keith Eric (Beverly) Johnson of St. Paris, Karen G. (Delbert) Davis of Christiansburg, and Kevin S. (Virginia) Johnson of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren Christine (Emile) Martin, Elizabeth (Lewis) Winecoff, Nicole (Anthony) Helman, Ashley (Justin) Wolford, Travis Johnson, Collin (Morgan) Johnson; great-grandchildren Madison Winecoff, Dylan Gaston, Madeline & Mason Winecoff, Kora Wilden, Mikayla Cadena, Connor Wolford, Rylee Wilden, Emilee Wolford, Mack Johnson and Josephine Helman. He was preceded in death by all his siblings, Ralph, Don, Carl, Dick, Gene and Ronald Johnson, and Lois Lacey.Mr. Johnson attended Covington schools and served in the National Guard. He retired from Delco-Moraine after 30 years of service, and had also owned and operated Johnson’s Lawnmower Repair for 27 years. He was a member of Christiansburg United Methodist Church, a 63-year member of the Masonic Lodge Mt. Olivet #226 in Christiansburg, Eastern Star and Scottish Rite, Odd Fellows and Christiansburg Kiwanis. Keith also was a 31-year member of the Christiansburg Fire Department and had served on Christiansburg Village Council.A memorial service to honor his life will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, February 9, at Christiansburg United Methodist Church, 7 E. Third St., Christiansburg, with Pastor Mark Atterholt officiating. Masonic and Fire Department services will also be held. Friends may visit with the family from 3-5 p.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements are in care of Moore Funeral Home, Covington. Online condolences may be left for the Johnson family at moorefh.com.

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Donald G. Mottesheard

May 14, 1935 - Feb 21, 2024

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Christiansburg, VA

Donald G. Mottesheard passed away at Commonwealth Senior Living in Christiansburg, Virginia on February 21, 2024. Don was a member of Unity Christian Church in Radford. He graduated Milligan University in Elizabethton, Tennessee and then served in the U.S. Army. After teaching school for a few years in Pulaski, Virginia, he then worked for the City of Radford for 38 1/2 years.He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Ray and Allie Hurst Mottesheard, sisters Helen Augusta Mottesheard and Geneva Leona Mottesheard, brothers Clifton Hurst Mottesheard, and Samuel Ray Mottesheard, and a nephew Gary Noel Mottesheard. Survivors include his brother Max Garland Mottesheard, nieces, Candace Mottesheard Smith (Lenny) and Donna Jean Laux (Richard Slagter), nephews Jerry Wayne Mottesheard, Jeffery Mottesheard (Linda), Phillip Mottesheard (Jenny) and many others family members and friends.The family will receive friends at Unity Christian Church from 4-6 pm on Thursday February 29. The funeral service will follow at 6 pm. Interment will be on March 1 at 11 am in the West View Cemetery in Radford, Virginia with a military service.The Mottesheard family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com

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Douglas P. McCarthy

Apr 17, 1984 - Feb 11, 2024

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Christiansburg, VA

Douglas P. McCarthy, affectionately known as Doug, passed away on February 11, 2024 in Christiansburg, VA. He was born to Patrick and Bridget McCarthy on April 17, 1984 in Springfield, MA. He grew up in Ludlow, MA and enrolled in the Navy in 2006 aboard the US Oak Hill (LSD 51). Doug was a dedicated and proud brother, leaving behind his two sisters, Kathryn and Jennifer, his brother Joseph and his wife Kathleen. Doug was a proud uncle of three nieces, two nephews, and had countless aunts, uncles, cousins; whom he loved dearly. As a soldier, Doug served two deployments and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, serving in the Vessel Board Search and Seizure Team. He was trained in Blackwater and spent years traveling the world. Doug’s brilliance was noted in his journalism and his natural way with words. He shared his world with his poetic words that captured the hardships and truths of life. He channeled this by helping and advocating for Veterans by establishing numerous federal grants to help homeless Vets. Doug was naturally drawn to helping others. His love and support will be missed dearly. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 10:30am at St. Elizabeth’s Parish, 181 Hubbard St., Ludlow, MA followed by a Veteran’s sendoff at St. Aloysius Cemetery. Remember Doug with his own words: “And though I’m not right here with you, you’re not alone, I promise this is true.” To offer online condolences to Doug’s family, please visit www.nowakfuneral.com. To to the family or in memory of Douglas P. McCarthy, please

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Travis Marvin Burleson

Jan 18, 1927 - Feb 14, 2024

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Christiansburg, VA

Travis Marvin Burleson, 54, departed this life on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at his home in Christiansburg. Travis loved working with his hands and making old things new again. He was skilled at many tasks such as plumbing, roofing, flooring and concrete work. He was also in his element when fishing. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Josie Burleson; and father, Ronald Burleson.Travis leaves behind his beloved children, Trevor Wayne Burleson, Ronnie Tré Burleson, and Ember Rain Burleson; his parents, Darlene and Jesse Wilkerson; brothers, Ronald Lee Burleson and Dallas Jeffrey Burleson; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.Interment will be private.The Burleson family is in the care of the Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com

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Glenda Gail Custer

Died : Feb 07, 2024

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Christiansburg, VA

"Glenda Gail Custer, 64, of Christiansburg, Va., went to be with the Lord on February 7, 2024. She is preceded in death by her parents, Buford and Barbara Wheeling; brother-in-law, Lindsey Akers; nephew, JP Fisher; granny, Margaret Blount; grandma, Macie Wheeling; and great aunt, Mary Blount. Left to cherish her memory are, her husband of 37 years, Darrell Custer; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Ashley Custer; daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Correy Hazzard; grandchildren, Lilah, Kenslee, Scarlett, and Tucker; sisters, Linda Kinzer, Brenda Fisher and Vicki Akers; nieces, nephews, many special friends, and church family. She was a member at Walton P.H. Church for over 30 years and loved the Lord with all her heart. She always let people see Jesus through her and was the best example for her family and friends. She loved everyone. (Bless Their Hearts) The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 11, 2024, from 2:00- 5:00 P.M. at Walton Pentecostal Holiness Church, 4003 Morning Glory Rd. Radford VA., 24141 Funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 12, 2024, at 2:00 P.M. at Walton Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Pastors Lee Sarver, Nathan Phillips, Jerry Shepherd, Wayne Poston, and Kevin Poston officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens."

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