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June 8, 2017 Obituaries

Mary Ellen Hamilton Baker

Galax, VA

Mary Ellen Hamilton Baker, 87, of Galax, died Friday May 26, 2017, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Graveside services were held Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. at the Felts Memorial Cemetery, Galax, with the Rev. Randy Morris officiating. She was born in...

Stanley (Sandy) Carroll Bedsaul Sr.

Galax, VA

Stanley (Sandy) Carroll Bedsaul Sr., 72, of Galax, died Monday, June 5, 2017, at his home.  He was born June 10, 1944, in Carroll County, to the late Everett and Mary Ester Bedsaul.  Survivors include wife, Juanita Ann Jones Bedsaul of the home; sons, Sean A. Bedsaul of Galax...

Leon Ray Burkholder

Hillsville, VA

Leon Ray Burkholder, 43, of Hillsville, died Saturday, June 3, 2017.  He was born in Lancaster County, Pa., on Feb. 11, 1974.  He was preceded in death by his father, Elam Burkholder. Survivors include his wife, Bertha Burkholder; children, Rindell, Jeryl, Darren, Katina,...

Sylvia Dean Newman Dalton

Hillsville, VA

Sylvia Dean Newman Dalton, 90, of Hillsville, died Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Waddell Nursing and Rehab.  She was born in Dugspur to the late Joseph Lawrence and Rose Ellen Reese Newman.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Milford...

Patsy Frazier Pickett

Austinville, VA

Patsy Frazier Pickett, 77, of Austinville, died on Monday, June 5, 2017, at Twin County Regional Hospital.  She was born in Virginia on March 19, 1940.  She was preceded in death by her father, Johnson Frazier. Survivors include her husband, Maynard Pickett; sons and...

Iva June Dalton Gardner Shockley

Woodlawn, VA

Iva June Dalton Gardner Shockley, 87, of Woodlawn, died Friday, June 2, 2017. She was born June 27, 1929 in Carroll County. She was the daughter of the late James S. and Inez Carpenter Dalton. She was preceded in death by husbands, Loris Gardner and Elmer...

Jan Marlon Stephens

Hillsville, VA

Jan Marlon Stephens, 62, of Hillsville, died Friday, June 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Rogers Stephens. Survivors include his mother, Rosa Felts; brother, Joel Stephens of Galax; sister, Rosemary Caves of Dublin; and numerous family and friends. A...

Anna Mae Johnson Sutphin

Wytheville, VA

Anna Mae Johnson Sutphin, 65, of Wytheville, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Wythe County Community Hospital.  She was born in Grayson County to the late Reuben Edward and Opal Geneva Brady Johnson.  Survivors include her husband, Gerald Scott Sutphin; children and spouses,...

Harold Roger Taylor Obituary (Galax Gazette)

Harold Roger Taylor

Independence, VA

Harold Roger Taylor went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at his home of 80 years. He was born the only son of the late Maiden and Zollie Martin Taylor on December 17, 1936. As a child, he spent his free time with his dog on the farm or hammering nails in the...

May 30, 2017 Obituaries

Karen Alice Webb Edwards

Hillsville, VA

Karen Alice Webb Edwards, 57, of Hillsville, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Carroll County on Nov. 1, 1959, to Mary Lilly Bowman Webb and the late Herbert Milton Webb. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her...

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