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Obituaries, Week of Dec. 25, 2014: Smith

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:19 am

Earl T. “Smokey the Bear” Smith, 81, of Ashland, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. He is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Karl Barker Smith; children, Michael Smith (Darlene), Mark Smith (Lisa Whiteside) and Renee Vaughan (Scott); grandchildren, Clayton and Kendall Vaughan and Ashly Sigmon (Ody); and a great-granddaughter, Madison Sigmon. Earl was a Chief Forest Warden with 33 years of service; he was a lifetime member of

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  • Obituaries, Week of Dec. 11, 2014: Bayer and Coates

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Doris Lee Bayer, 89, of Midlothian, passed away Dec. 6, 2014. Doris was the daughter of Leland and Ella Cook. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick W. Bayer, Md. and her son, David Carleton Bayer. She is survived by her sons, Frederick W. Bayer II and Jerry L. Bayer; three grandchildren, Stacy Depner, Rebecca Bayer and Frederick W. Bayer III; and her sister, Mary Stewart Rayburn. Doris

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  • Obituaries, Week of Nov. 27, 2014: Smith

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    John William “Bill” Smith, of Ashland, passed away Nov. 23, 2014. He was the son of the late Thomas and Woodress Smith. He was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Smith. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Betty Smith; daughter, Betty Moring (Michael); three grandchildren, Adam, Todd and Blair; and a host of cousins. Bill was a business man in Ashland and was known by many.

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  • Obituaries, Week of Nov. 20, 2014: DePanicis, Nelson, Smith and Traylor

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Kathleen Valentine DePanicis, 90, entered into eternal rest Nov. 12, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Carl J. DePanicis Sr. She is survived by her children, Carl J. DePanicis Jr. of Ashland, and Mary Catherine Allard of Bensalem, Pa. and her husband, Ned; her beloved grandson, Andrew C. DePanicis and his wife, Emily; her foster brother, John C. Hodges of Miami, Fla.; her dedicated

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  • Obituaries, Week of Nov. 13, 2014: Ambrosen and Minton

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Dana Roy Ambrosen, 68, died Nov. 4, 2014, after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Elsie Ambrosen, and his best friend, Bobby Hayes. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Anna Belle, a step son, Terry Henley and step grandchildren, Travis and Sarah Henley, a sister Anita Bradley and a number of loyal and devoted friends. Dana attended Old Dominion University

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  • Obituaries, Week of Nov. 6, 2014: Humes, Newton, Robertson and Skaggs

    Posted on November 6, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Clyde S. Humes, 53, of Hanover, passed away suddenly but peacefully in his home Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. He was predeceased by his father, Andrew and brother, Wally. Clyde is survived by his wife, Frances L. Humes; children, Stephanie, Elizabeth (Harry) and Gary (Renee’); six grandchildren, Maddy, Joe-Joe, Hayden, Eliana, Leona, and Gabriel; mother, Frances; brother, Jack; sister, Myanna; mother-in-law, Mary Lane and numerous other relatives and friends. Clyde graduated

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  • Obituaries, Week of Oct. 30, 2014: Humes and Pleasants

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Clyde S. Humes, 53, of Hanover, passed away suddenly, but peacefully, in his home Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. He was predeceased by his father, Andrew; and brother, Wally. Clyde is survived by his wife, Frances L. Humes; children, Stephanie, Elizabeth (Harry) and Gary (Renee); eight grandchildren, Maddy, Joe-Joe, Hayden, Elaine, Leona, Gabriel, Katlyn and Jessica; mother, Frances; brother, Jack; sister, Myanna; mother-in-law, Mary Lane and numerous other relatives and friends.

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