Sep 17, 1947 - Nov 20, 2023
Brenda Gail Kirkland
Apr 17, 1954 - Feb 23, 2024
A beloved friend, sister and aunt, Brenda Gail Kirkland, 69 of Pembroke, Virginia departed this life February 23, 2024 in the care of Heritage Hall Nursing Home. Brenda's life was a tapestry of joyful moments, shared laughter, and the warmth of companionship. Born in Roanoke, Virginia on April 17, 1954, she was a daughter of Carl and Mary Rader Kirkland, who preceded her in death, Brenda was a beacon of positivity and resilience. Brenda's life was enriched by the deep bonds she shared with her siblings. She is survived by her brothers, Paul, Gary, and Randy Lee Sheppard, and her sisters, Debra Snider, Doris Tickle (married to Arnold), Connie Sheppard, and Jackie Sheppard. Brenda also held an unbreakable connection with her birth mother, Hazel Sheppard. Her heart and home were always full with the presence of her numerous nieces and nephews, whose lives she touched with her unwavering love and support. Her journey on this earth was preceded not only by her parents but also by her siblings, Alice Sheppard and Johnny Sheppard, and her step-father, James Duham. They have now welcomed her into eternal peace, where memories are cherished, and love never fades. Brenda's spirit was characterized by her passion and enthusiasm for the things she loved. Music and dancing were sources of immense joy for Brenda. She found solace in melodies and rhythm, which often served as a backdrop to the many gatherings with her beloved family. Her collection of dolls and purses were more than just hobbies; they were extensions of her personality—unique, colorful, and full of stories. But above all, Brenda's favorite pastime was spending time with her family, who were the cornerstone of her existence. In her life, Brenda embodied the wisdom of Helen Keller's words, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart." This quote was a guiding principle for Brenda, who experienced the world through the emotions and connections that she fostered with those around her. Brenda's legacy is one of love, laughter, and the simple joys of life. Her presence could light up a room, and her absence will be felt deeply by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. The family will receive friends in a time of visitation on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 1:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gary Poff officiating. Funeral services will conclude in the Fairview Cemetery in Roanoke, Virginia where she will be laid to rest. A guestbook is available to send condolences to the family by visiting www.kendallfuneralhome.com. The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve the family of Ms. Kirkland.
William Michael Martin, Sr.
Jul 21, 1954 - Jan 29, 2024
William Michael Martin, Sr. passed away on January 29, 2024 at his home in Pembroke, VA surrounded by his family. Mike was born on July 21, 1954 to Peggy E. Lytton Martin and the late William L. Martin of Christiansburg. Mike was employed by Hubbell Lighting for almost 40 years and enjoyed his retirement. Mike enjoyed the outdoors; was a pitcher for softball teams in his twenties; enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golf; visiting Pigeon Forge; and his coffee group. Mike was a member of the Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill; brother, Timmy; grandparents, Fred and Lena Lytton, and Merle and Ruby Martin. Survivors include his mother, Peggy E Martin of Pembroke; his wife of 52 years, Patty Gerald Martin; son, William Mike Martin Jr and wife Stephanie of Pembroke; daughter, Melanie Anne Davis and husband Gregory of Christiansburg; grandchildren, Cheyenne D. Dunn (spouse Alex), Hannah M. Alexander (spouse Conner); Hunter Davis (wife, Kayla); and Madison Smith (spouse John); his great-grandchildren and the loves of his life, Caroline and Jensen Dunn, Winnie Lee, and Brandon Alexander; and his best four-legged friend, Mole Cat. There will be no services for Mr. Martin at this time as his wishes were to be cremated. A guestbook is available to send condolences to the family by visiting www.kendallfuneralhome.com. The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve the Martin Family.
Gregory Mark Clutter
Sep 26, 1961 - Jan 27, 2024
Gregory Mark Clutter, 62 of Pembroke, VA departed this life January 27, 2024 in his home. Born in Pennsylvania on September 26, 1961 he was a son of the late Larry Clutter and Mary Ann Morrison Henry. Gregory enjoyed the freedom of the open road and trucking throughout the country. His main enjoyment however was in spoiling and loving his nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gregory is preceded in death by a brother, Richard Lyn Clutter. Left to cherish his memory are his step-father, James Henry; brother, Douglas Clutter (Jenny) of Pembroke; sister, Ruth Ann Brown of Asheville, NC; two step-sisters; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. There will be no funeral services conducted at this time. A guestbook is available to send condolences to the family by visiting www.kendallfuneralhome.com. The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve the Clutter family.
Beulah Mae Brumfield Sanders
Jan 11, 1930 - Jan 11, 2024
Beulah Mae Brumfield Sanders, a beacon of love and thoughtfulness, passed away peacefully on her 94th birthday, January 11, 2024. She lived a life characterized by devotion to her family, a passion for the natural world, and an unwavering commitment to nurturing the growth of both plants and relationships alike. Born on January 11, 1930, in Virginia to Charles and Mae Hilton Brumfield, Beulah grew up surrounded by the beauty of the countryside that she would always hold dear. She carried the lessons of her upbringing throughout her life, sharing the importance of family and the joy of simple pleasures with everyone she met. Beulah's legacy is lovingly carried on through her family, including her sons Charlie Sanders of Narrows, and Larry Sanders with his wife Becky of Pembroke; her daughters Eula Rankin, Linda Sanders, Mary Butler, and Freda Sanders, all of Pembroke. She was the proud grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren who will forever cherish the memories and wisdom she imparted. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Sanders; daughters-in-law, Shelby and Monica Sanders; her son-in-law, Gary Butler; granddaughters, Melissa Sanders, and Lisa Sanders; and her siblings Kenneth Brumfield, Glenna Snider, Janey McCraw, and Rowena Burton, her spirit continues to unite the family across generations. A woman of many interests, Beulah found serenity in watching for deer at dawn, and her gardens were a testament to her patience and skill. She cultivated beauty through her flower gardening, and her practical knowledge of canning and cooking ensured that her family was always surrounded by the bounty of her harvest. Her home was a warm and inviting place, filled with the aroma of her delicious meals and the sight of her well-tended flowers. Those who knew Beulah would describe her as the epitome of loving and thoughtful. She had a way of making each person she encountered feel valued and heard. Her kindness was a gentle force that inspired others to act with compassion in their own lives. Beulah Mae Brumfield Sanders lived a full and vibrant life, rooted in the things that mattered most to her: family, nature, and the joy of everyday wonders. Her passing leaves a void in the lives of those who knew her, but her influence will continue to blossom in the lives of her descendants and in the beauty of the gardens she so lovingly tended. Her spirit, like the flowers she cherished, will endure through the seasons of life, a lasting tribute to a life well-lived. The family will receive friends in a time of visitation on Sunday, January 14, 2024 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Poff officiating. Funeral services will conclude in the Fillinger Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. A guestbook is available to send condolences to the family by visiting www.kendallfuneralhome.com. The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve the Sanders family.
Russell Matthew Burleson
Jun 06, 1964 - Dec 29, 2023
Russell Matthew Burleson, 59 of Pembroke, Virginia departed this life on December 29, 2023 in his home. Born in Radford, Virginia on June 6, 1964 he was a son of the late Bill and Mary McPeak Burleson. For over forty years, Russell was a proud Epoxy finisher working with Biz and Associates. He loved and was dedicated to his craft of pouring concrete. He loved to work with his hands as he enjoyed tinkering with everything. He too was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed the thrill of fishing. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters, Gladys Burleson, and Laura “Cissy” Moore; and brothers, Harley Burleson, Billy Burleson, and Roger Burleson. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Jared Linkous (Emily); daughters, Skyler Holbrook (Matt), and Katie Bullion; grandchildren, Ryleigh Holbrook, and Waylon Holbrook; companion, Karen Bullion; brother, David Burleson (Donna); sister, Sonia Hodge (Roger); and several nieces and nephews. There will be a funeral service conducted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will conclude in the Burleson Family Cemetery in Pembroke. The family will have a time of visitation where friends will be received on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. While flowers are appreciated, the family requests that contributions be made to Kendall Funeral Home to assist in offsetting the cost of funeral expenses. A guestbook is available to send condolences by visiting www.kendallfuneralhome.com. The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve the Burleson family.
Johnny Eugene Frazier
Mar 21, 1947 - Dec 24, 2023
Johnny Eugene Frazier, 76 of Pembroke, VA departed this life December 24, 2023 in his home. Born in Giles County, Virginia on March 21, 1947 he was a son of the late James and Thelma Riddle Frazier. Johnny was a carpenter by trade. He truly enjoyed the work of wood working, seeing his ideas and plans come to life and others thrive for the work done. Earlier in his life, he was an outdoors enthusiast, enjoying both hunting and fishing. He continued to enjoy the work of his hands as he also enjoyed the fruits of harvest and gardening. In addition to his parents, Johnny is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Hamblin Frazier; and siblings, Shelby Jean Williams, James Edward Frazier, and Marie McCroskey. Left to cherish his memory to their hearts are his son, Michael Frazier of the home; brother, William Frazier (Loretta) of Michigan; sister, Peggy Havens of Pearisburg; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no public services at this time. A guestbook is available to send condolences to the family by visiting www.kendallfuneralhome.com. The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve the Frazier family.
Ronald Dean Arbaugh
Apr 05, 1965 - Dec 19, 2023
Ronald Dean Arbaugh, 60 of Pembroke, Virginia departed this life December 19, 2023 at his home. Born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 5, 1965, he was a son of the late Marvin Arbaugh and Vickie Williams Arbaugh. Ronald first was dedicated to his country in valiant service as an E2 in the United States Army. He later came home to build a family in whom he loved. He would serve his community as a roofer. He found solace in nature and could often be seen camping and fishing. On a Fall Sunday afternoon, he would be cheering for the Washington Redskins to win their games. He found contentment also in listening to music. In addition to his parents, Ronald is preceded in death by a grandson, Alden Huffman. Left to cherish his memory to their hearts are his wife, Tabatha Roop Arbaugh; sons, Erick Arbaugh, and Christopher Arbaugh; daughters, Kayla Arbaugh, Ericka Arbaugh, Brittani Bates, Tiffani Bates, Bridget Arbaugh, and Cynthia Spencer; 6 grandchildren; brother, Johnny Robertson; and sisters, Vickie Robertson, Shelia Robertson, and Patty Robertson. There will be no public service for Mr. Arbaugh at this time as it was his wish to be cremated. A guestbook is available to send condolences to the family by visiting www.kendallfuneralhome.com. The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve the Arbaugh Family.
Mar 28, 1961 - Dec 13, 2023
Artuis Neice, a cherished mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2023, at her home in Pearisburg, VA. Born on March 28, 1961, in Virginia, she was a beacon of love and faith throughout her 62 years of life. Artuis was a woman of deep spiritual conviction, whose life was a testament to the love and teachings of Jesus. Her devotion to her faith was evident in her daily life, as she found solace and strength in reading the Bible and engaging with her church community. She was a guiding light to all who knew her, embodying the words of Mother Teresa, "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. " Her love extended beyond her faith, touching the lives of her beloved family. Artuis's legacy is carried on by her daughters, Alanna Davis of Pembroke, VA, and Deloris Hamlin and her husband Michael of Dublin, VA. She was a doting grandmother to Ashton, Cassiah, Navdia, Christopher, and Makala, who will miss her warm hugs and the delicious treats she loved to bake for them. Her siblings, Ricky Neice and his wife Kim, Tommy Neice and his wife Diane, Robbie Neice, Barbara Ann Carter and her husband Ken, Helen Walters and her husband Ricky, and Sue Chinault and her husband Don, will remember her as a pillar of strength and kindness. Artuis was predeceased by her beloved parents, Robert Lee Neice and Deloris Ann Martin Neice; her cherished son, Chris Davis; her brother, Paul Douglas Neice; and her infant brother, Stephen Neice. Artuis's passion for life was evident in her hobbies. She found joy in the simple pleasures of walking, watching the Food Network, and sharing her love for baking with those around her. Her kitchen was a place of warmth, laughter, and the aroma of freshly baked goods--a true reflection of her nurturing spirit. Her brothers and sisters will reminisce about the times they shared, filled with Artuis's laughter and wise counsel. She was a friend to many, always ready with a listening ear and a comforting word. Her numerous nieces, nephews, and friends will miss her dearly, but they find comfort in the knowledge that her influence will continue to resonate in their lives. Artuis's life was a journey of love, faith, and family. She walked through life with grace, leaving a trail of memories that will be cherished by all who were fortunate enough to know her. Her footprints on the sands of time are indelible, as she lived her life with purpose and kindness. A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Debbie Hutton officiating. Funeral services will be concluded in Angels Rest Memorial Gardens where she will be laid to rest. The family will receive friends in a time of visitation on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel. While gifts of flowers in a spirit of sympathy and love is appreciated by her family, the family requests that in her honor to please consider contributions be made to Kendall Funeral Home in an effort to offset any funeral expenses. A guestbook is available to send condolences to the family by visiting www. kendallfuneralhome. com. The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve the Neice family.
Oct 25, 1943 - Dec 13, 2023
Leda Jo Dunford, a cherished soul whose life was a testament to love, faith, and dedication, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2023, surrounded by the comforting embrace of her beloved family in her hometown Pembroke, Virginia. Born on October 25, 1943, nearby her beloved community, Leda's journey was one of joy, resilience, and unwavering spirit. Leda's life was marked by a profound love for her husband of 61 years, Harvey "Tink" Dunford. Together, they built a life filled with laughter, support, and mutual respect. Their enduring partnership was a source of strength and inspiration to all who knew them. The legacy of their love lives on in their sons, Christopher Dunford and his wife Cherie of Pembroke, and Tim Dunford of Greeneville, Tennessee. Leda's joy was multiplied with the birth of her grandchildren, CJ Dunford and Chelsea Burton, along with her husband Chris, and she was blessed to see the sparkle in the eyes of her great-grandchildren, Bella Burton, Capri Burton, and Wyler Burton. Though she is preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Pauline Snidow McGuire; her brother, Charles McGuire; and her great-granddaughter, Emarie Burton, Leda's memory will continue to be a guiding light for her family. Her presence was a comforting constant, and her absence will be deeply felt. Leda's professional life was marked by a remarkable tenure at Celanese, where she worked in the twisting department for 35. 5 years. Her dedication to her work was matched only by her commitment to her community and the various associations she was involved with. Leda's contributions were not only through her labor but also through her caring spirit and willingness to help others. A woman of deep faith, Leda loved Jesus with all her heart. Her Bible was not just a book but a companion that she turned to for wisdom, solace, and celebration. Her faith was her compass, guiding her through life's challenges and joys. She lovingly shared this faith with her family and all who crossed her path, leaving a legacy of spiritual richness and devotion. She faithfully attended church with the family of faith at Journey to Glory in Pembroke, Virginia. Leda's interests were a reflection of her loving nature. She found beauty and joy in flowers, which she tended with the same care she gave to her relationships. Her hands were rarely still, as she created warmth and beauty through crocheting. Her cooking brought people together, and her handwritten letters kept them connected across distances. Known for her loving and thoughtful demeanor, Leda was the embodiment of faith-filled living. She touched many lives with her kindness and left a mark on the world that will not be forgotten. Leda's love and legacy are indeed an indelible part of all who knew her. As we bid farewell to Leda Jo Dunford, we celebrate a life beautifully lived and a heart generously shared. Her spirit, characterized by love and thoughtfulness, will continue to shine in the memories of her family and friends. There will be a funeral service conducted on Friday, December 15, 2023 at 10:00 AM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Simon Jones officiating. Funeral services will conclude at Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg, Virginia. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation on Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Kendall Funeral Home. A guestbook is available to send condolences to the family by visiting www. kendallfuneralhome. com. The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve the Dunford family.
Aug 07, 1927 - Dec 11, 2023
Velma Gladys Slaughter Perdue passed away peacefully on December 11, 2023 at her great granddaughter's house in Craig County, Virginia with loved ones, at the age of 96. She was born on August 7, 1927 in Indian Valley in Floyd County, Virginia and lived in the Spruce Run Community of Newport, Virginia. She is preceded in death by her parents Lynch Wise Slaughter and Maggie Lula Mitchell Slaughter, her husband Milton Leslie Perdue, her sister Ocie Ada Duncan, her brothers Vivian, Ennis, and Edward Slaughter, her daughter Mary Ellen Tallant, and son in laws Joe Goodwin, Bill Doss, and William Tallant, Sr. She is survived by her daughters Marie Doss, Martha Gunter, and Melinda Goodwin; her grandchildren Gina and Dale Akers, William Tallant, Jr. , Velma Katherine and Timothy Price, Ken and Becky Doss, Lee and Charlotte Doss, Pam Dowdy, Teresa and Joe Shepard, Tina and Charlie LeFew, Ben and Angie Hinkley, and Joe Hinkley; great grandchildren Mandy and Logan Wohlford, Andrew and Kallista Akers, Jessica Tallant, Leslie and Chris Laribee, Christine and Jeffrey Fuston, Crystal and Joey Blackburn, Courtney Price, Tiffany Gerhardt, Kenneth and Ashley Doss, Tyler Doss, Hunter Doss, Danielle LeFew, Charlie LeFew, and Justin, Josh, Kelsey, Brett, and Alyssa Hinkley. Numerous great great grandchildren. As an honorable mention her precious cat P. P. Baby. Velma aka Granny P, Granny Doo was our family matriarch and will be greatly missed. She worked many jobs over the years including being a cook, and retired from the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. She raised four daughters on her own. She was a loving, hard working, and tough woman with a strong sense of community. She was an animal and plant lover. She could start a plant from just a twig. She always had a huge garden, loved canning and sharing the fruits of her labor. She prepared many meals for her family over the years and was always making sure everyone was fed and had a full belly whether you wanted it or not. She loved clocks and collecting doodads, but most of all she loved her family and we loved her too. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, December 15, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Poff officiating. Funeral services will conclude in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Christiansburg, VA. The family will receive friends in a time of visitation on Friday, December 15, 2023 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel. A guestbook is available to send condolences to the family by visiting www. kendallfuneralhome. com. The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve the family of Mrs. Velma Perdue.