Crawford Cemetery

Crawford Cemetery at Crossroads Church New Castle, Virginia

Photos by Stephen A. Taylor & Rena Worthen on May 22, 2009

Transcription and notes by Stephen A. Taylor

Cross Roads Church located at the intersection of Route 615 and Route 611 in New Castle

This is the fence that separates Crawford & Crossroads Cemeteries

This is one of the markers for different family plots

Crawford, Garland R. 19 Apr 1941 - ______ (one half of a double stone} [Son of Everett Dewitt Crawford & Mary Gladys Gilbert] [Husband of Joann Booth]

Crawford, Joann B. 17 Feb 1942 – 2 Dec 1997

Full view of Garland R. & Joann B. Crawford marker

Crawford, William H. 15 Jul 1873 – 1 Dec 1939 & Crawford, Alice Craft – 4 Oct 1883 – 17 Mar 1961 [William Henry Crawford, a son of James Edward Crawford & Mary Ann Crowder] [Cora Alice Craft, a daughter of James Lewis Craft & Mary Susan Crowder] [Cora, married 2nd to Frank Harrison Shepherd – and she married 3rd James Robert Waldron]

Crawford, William Franklin 18 May 1941 – 18 May 1941 son of R. L. & Esterleen (Robert Lee Crawford & Esterleen Miller Hill)

Crawford, Robert Lee 24 Jun 1911 – 13 Dec 1997 & Crawford, Esterleen (Miller) Hill – 11 Feb 1911 – 22 Jun 1989 {Esterleen was married 1st to James Hubert Hill}

Crawford, Robert Lee & Esterleen (Miller) Hill were married on 27 Apr 1933 Short, Claude H. 27 Apr 1931 – 27 Jun 2000 – (Military Marker) Cpl. – U. S. Army – Korea

Short, Geneva Crawford 9 May 1933 – _______ Wife of Claude H. Short – daughter of Robert Lee & Esterleen Crawford

Miller, Ray O. large stone

Miller, Ray Odell 1913 – 2003 – (Military Marker) U. S. Army

MILLER, Ray O., (Bingo), 88, of Daleville, formerly of Covington, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 27, 2002. He was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII and served under General George S. Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. He worked at the Rayon Corporation and owned and operated the Circle Drive Grocery in Covington. He moved to Daleville after he retired. He was preceded in death by one sister, Esterleen M. Crawford, two half brothers, Jessee and Bobby Miller and one nephew, Roger L. Crawford. He is survived by his loving wife, Leona C... Miller ; stepdaughter, Lois Carter Kerns and husband, Delbert L. Kerns of Alleghany County; stepson, Eddie G. Carter and wife, Brenda Crews of Madison Heights; stepdaughter, Lindsay S. Carter of Rock Hill, S.C.; one sister, Clara M. Givens of New Castle; his favorite pet, Baby Cakes; two nieces, one nephew, five great-nephews, one great-niece, one great-great-nephew and five great-great-nieces. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at Crossroads Church in Craig County, with the Rev. Jack Ford officiating. Interment will follow in the Crawford Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oakey's North Chapel.

Campbell, Bud Deaton 16 Feb 1871 – 11 Dec 1944 & Campbell, Sonia Belle – 4 Nov 1874 – 7 Apr 1950 {Bud Deaton Campbell – a son of Alfred Lewis Campbell & Rebecca Lee} {Wilsonia Belle “Sonia” Crawford Campbell, a daughter of James Edward Crawford & Mary Ann Crowder}

Mrs. Sonia C. Campbell
Mrs. Sonia Crawford Campbell, 78, died Friday night at her home, 1201 15th Street S. E. Surviving are five daughters and four sons; Mrs. J. D. Morgan, Roanoke; Mrs. A. M. McAllister, Oriskany, Mrs. E. B. Johnson and Mrs. R. C. Givens, Roanoke; Mrs. F. H. Saville, Eagle Rock; L. H. Campbell, Salem, R. C. Campbell, L. W. Campbell, and B. D. Campbell, Jr., Roanoke, a sister, Mrs. C. W. Campbell, Barbours Creek; and a brother, C. H. Crawford, Covington. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 11 great - grandchildren. Funeral will be conducted at Waverly Place Baptist Church Monday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. C. S. Trammell, the Rev. Benjamin Jenkins and the Rev. Gordon Keller. Interment will be in Cross Roads Union Churchyard at Barbours Creek in Craig County.

Mr. & Mrs. B. D. Campbell 50th Wedding Anniversary – March 8, 1942

McAllister, Albert M. 1878 – 1963 & McAllister, Mary E. – 1896 – 1984 {Mary Elizabeth Campbell McAllister – 26 Aug 1896 – 14 Nov 1984 Married in Botetourt County, Virginia on 26 Jun 1918 to Albert Milton McAllister – no children. Mary Elizabeth Campbell McAllister, married 2nd on 2 Jun 1964 to Franklin Herbert Saville, her widowed brother – in – law}

Crawford, Roger L. 15 Jul 1946 – 18 Dec 1999 (One half of a double stone) {Son of Robert L. Crawford & Esterleen Miller}

Crawford, Jennifer J. 16 Feb 1948 – Wife of Roger Lee Crawford

Homemade cross with Roger Lee Crawford and possible names of grandchildren Crawford, Irene M. 21 Apr 1908 – 18 Nov 1986 Wife of James A. Pennington

Pennington, J. A. 31 Aug 1902 – 28 Aug 1978 – (Military Marker) U. S. Army – World War II {Irene Mylissa Crawford Pennington, a daughter of Lewis Osborn Crawford & Ora Craig Craft – wife of James Arthur Pennington. [No children]

Crawford, Lewis Osborn 26 Nov 1886 – 2 May 1954 (Married 19 Jan 1907 to) Crawford, Ora Craig – 8 Sep 1888 – 12 Mar 1969

[Lewis Osborn Crawford, son of James Edward Crawford & Mary Ann Crowder] [Ora Craig Craft, daughter of Henry Clay Craft & Nancy Catherine Britts – his 1st wife]

Pennington, J. Arthur 1902 – 1978 (Funeral Home Marker)

Pennington, Mrs. Irene 1908 – 1986 – (Funeral Home Marker)

Crawford, Cecil E. (Edward) 1918 – 1961 [Cecil Edward Crawford – 19 May 1918 – 14 May 1961, Son of Lewis O. Crawford & Ora Craft – husband of Grace M. Caldwell]

McClanahan, Bennett E. 30 Jul 1916 – 20 Dec 1966 – (Military Marker) TEO3 – 9 MP BTRY CAC – World War II

McClanahan, Linwood W.5 Feb 1915 – 17 Mar 1962 – (Military Marker) Virginia – TEC4 U.S. Army – World War II

McClanahan, Mae B. 22 Mar 1916 – 23 Apr 1985

McClanahan, W. A. 10 Jul 1887 – 27 Feb 1955

McClanahan, Mary Lee 17 Feb 1893 – 19 Aug 1948

McClanahan Family Stone

Another McClanahan Family Stone

Hannah, Kenneth Ray 1 Jul 1930 – 2 Apr 2007 – (Military Marker) S/Sgt U. S. Air Force – Korea

McClanahan, Bennett E. 1916 – 1966 – (Funeral Home Marker)

Crawford, Harless M.1895 – 1964 & Crawford, Ida G. – 1894 – 1981

[Harless Mansfield Crawford – 9 Oct 1895 – 12 Sep 1964, a son of James Edward Crawford, Jr. & Lula Mariah Stark - Married on 22 Jan 1916 to Ida Gladys Adams, born 30 Oct 1894–10 Apr 1981, daughter of Gustavus Wingfield Adams & Susan Jennie Crawford.]

Rock, Oscar Tolbert 12 Feb 1905 – 21 Mar 1970 – (one half of a double stone)

Rock, Oma Cochran 28 Dec 1908 – 23 Apr 1990 – (other side of double stone}

Hannah, Ernest S. 17 Jun 1893 – 13 Feb 1970 – (Military Marker) Virginia Pvt. CO 155 Depot Brig – World War I [Son of John William Hannah & Nancy “Nannie” Simpson] [Husband of Juineta Gertrude Frango]

Via, Charles E. 17 Jan 1933 – 23 Apr 1970 – (half of a double stone)

Via, Freda Rock 19 Sep 1934 – 30 Mar 2004 – (other half of a double stone) [Charles Eugene Via – son of Jefferson Davis Via & Lillie Belle Switzer] [Freda Marie Rock – daughter of Oscar Tolbert Rock & Oma Mae Cochran]

Rock, Oscar Lewis 1939 – 2008 – (Funeral Home Marker)

Rock, Lois D. 4 Sep 1938 - & Rock, Oscar L. – 29 Dec 1939 – 4 Jul 2008 [Oscar Lewis Rock – son of Oscar Tolbert Rock & Oma Mae Cochran]

Via, Mildred Rock 25 Jul 1928 - _______ & Via, Jefferson D. – 14 May 1922 – 23 Sep 1986

Via, Jr., Jefferson D. 14 May 1922 – 23 Sep 1986 – (Military Marker) BMC U. S. Navy – World War II – Korea – Vietnam

Via, Charles Eugene 17 Jan 1933 – 27 Apr 1970 – (Military Marker) Virginia – BM1 – U. S. Navy – Korea – Vietnam NCM [Husband of Freda Marie Rock]

One really busy lady always working – give her a hand

Road sign Route 611 going toward Fenwick Mines to the right Road sign for Fenwick Mines across the road This is the fence that separates the Cross Roads Cemetery from the Crawford Cemetery, I have no idea why – most obits list people in the Crawford side as being interred in Cross Roads Cemetery.

Another sign with Route 611 on it

Roche, John W. 11 May 1925 – 23 Feb 1976 & Roche, Juanita B. – 26 Nov 1926 – [Juanita Kathryn Bell]

Roche, John William 11 May 1925 – 23 Feb 1976 – (Military Marker) E T M 2 – U. S. Navy – World War II

Roche, Juanita Bell 26 Nov 1926 – 17 Jul 2006 Beloved Wife and Mother

OBIT - ROCHE, JUANITA KATHRYN BELL
Roanoke Times, the (VA) - Thursday, July 20, 2006 (Nov. 26, 1926 July 17, 2006) Juanita Kathryn Bell Roche received her everlasting reward this Monday and united with her husband, John W. (Dempsey) Roche ; daughter, Judy Myers; along with parents, Roy and Clara Bell . Juanita is survived by a sister, Imogene Madonna Bell of New Castle; children, Linda Huffman of Towson, Md., Kevin and Karen Roche of Blue Ridge; grandchildren, Billie Jo and Stephen Sadler, Bobbie Jean Myers, Chad and Leslie Jobe; great-grandchild, Lindsey Sadler. She graduated from the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II at Lewis-Gale Hospital. She retired as a registered nurse from Camelot Nursing Home in Salem. Personally, she will be remembered as a loving and caring individual; professionally, she was known for her exemplary bedside manner. The family will welcome friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2006 at Oakeys North Chapel. As an alternative to flowers, the family welcomes memorial donations to Crossroads Christian Church in Craig County. Funeral services will be held at Crossroads Christian Church on Friday, July 21, 2006 at 2 p.m. with Jim Morris officiating. Interment to follow in the Crawford Cemetery. Arrangements by Oakeys North Chapel, 362-1237.

Bell, Roy Roscoe 28 Feb 1896 – 16 Dec 1972 – (Military Marker) Virginia – Pvt. U. S. Army – World War I

Bell, Clara Taylor 20 Sep 1900 – 24 May 1992 [Wife of Roy Roscoe Bell – daughter of William Henderson Taylor & Catharine Manessa Elvira 'Ollie' Looney]

Bell, Roy R. 1896 – 1972 & Bell, Clara T. –1900 – 1992

Blankenship, Leon R. 14 Feb 1930 – 20 Oct 2008 – (Military Marker) CPL U. S. Air Force

Blankenship, Leon R. 14 Feb 1930 – 20 Oct 2008 & Blankenship, Gladys H. {Hannah} – 30 Dec 1928 – ______

Hannah, George Robert 3 Jul 1900 – 28 Jan 1984 & Hannah, Cleo Crawford – 26 Aug 1909 – 4 Sep 2000

Hannah, George Robert 3 Jul 1900 – 28 Jan 1984 (Better view)

Hannah, Cleo Crawford 26 Aug 1909 – 4 Sep 2000 (better view)

Thompson, Forest E. 25 Jan 1886 – 22 Jul 1964

Crawford, Leona F. 21 May 1888 – 6 Jan 1967 & Crawford, George W. – 26 Jun 1877 – 16 Apr 1968

Murray, Juanita C. (Crawford) 1921 – 2007 & Murray, Ernest E. – 1917 – 1999

Southworth, III, Henry Forest 13 Nov 1948 – 30 May 1996

(added) Father of Kelly Lee Ann Southworth – Megan Renee Southworth – Christi Ann Southworth Husband of – Karen Hodges Southworth

Southworth, III, Henry F. 13 Nov 1948 – 30 May 1996 – (Military Marker) M/Sgt - U. S. Air Force – Vietnam

Humphries, Mildred {Crawford} 1923 - _________ [This name is on one side of a double stone that says “Sisters” other side is empty]

Switzer, Raymond R. 24 Aug 1916 – 11 Jun 2000 & Switzer, Sarah F. {Crawford} – 29 Apr 1919 – _____

Hannah, Kenneth R. 1930 – 2007 & Hannah, Genevieve C. – 1942 – _____

Kenneth & Genevieve {Foster} Hannah married 5 Dec 1958

Hannah, Kenneth Ray 1 Jul 1930 – 2 Apr 2007 – (Military Marker) S/Sgt U. S. Air Force – Korea

Hannah, Henry 6 Jul 1903 – 1 Jan 1961 & Hannah, Hazel – 21 Nov 1907 – 5 Oct 1994 [Joseph Henry Hannah & Kathleen Hazel Tucker] [Hazel married after Henry’s death to Kent E. King]

Better view of Hazel Hannah’s marker

Hannah, Lewis Wade 1931 – 2008 – (Funeral Home Marker)

Hannah, Lewis W. (Bee) 4 Nov 1931 – 30 Apr 2008 & Hannah, Gayle K. {King} – 14 Mar 1943 –_____

Hannah, Lewis W. (Bee) 4 Nov 1931 – 30 Apr 2008

Hannah, Lewis Wade 4 Nov 1931 – 30 Apr 2008 – (Military Marker) U. S. Air Force – Korea

McCray, Sr., James Leonard 18 May 1928 – 3 Feb 1999 – (Military Marker) S/Sgt U. S. Army – Korea – Vietnam – Bronze Star Medal

Crawford, Everett D. {Dewitt} 1906 – 1963 & Crawford, Mary G. – 1912 – 1987 {Mary Gladys Gilbert}

Hannah, Earnest Simpson 17 Jun 1893 – 13 Feb 1970 & Hannah, Gertrude Frango – 22 Mar 1899 – 19 Aug 1987

Hannah, Gertrude Frango 22 Mar 1899 – 19 Aug 1987 (Leaf in way of the 7)

Hannah, Ernest S. 17 Jun 1893 – 13 Feb 1970 – (Military Marker) Virginia – Pvt. 4 CO 155 Depot Brig – World War I

Someone helping do this cemetery have to import help here


Obits for Crawford Cemetery at Crossroads

New Castle, Virginia

CRAWFORD , Joann Booth, 55, of Troutville, died Tuesday, December 2, 1997. She is survived by her husband, Garland R. Crawford ; her mother, Elsie Spradlin of Daleville; one daughter, Theresa Schenk of Troutville; two sons, Daniel Crawford of Montana and Raymond Crawford of Roanoke; two sisters, Rachel Brickey and Lena St. Clair, both of Troutville; three brothers, Johnny Booth of Roanoke, Carlton Booth of Franklin County and Dewey Booth of Martinsville, and two grandchildren, Brandi Schenk and Joanna Crawford . Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 4, 1997, at the Rader Daleville Chapel, with the Rev. Earl Clemons and the Rev. Elmer Clemons officiating. Interment will follow in the Crawford family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

CRAWFORD , Robert Lee, 86, of New Castle, passed away Saturday, December 13, 1997 in a Roanoke hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esterleen Miller Crawford . Mr. Crawford was a retired farmer and a retired Craig County School Bus Driver. He was a member of Crossroads Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, and sos-in-law, Geneva and Herman Short, of Fincastle, Nora ""Sissy"" and R.J. Caldwell, of New Castle, two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Pat Crawford , Roger and Jennifer Crawford all of New Castle, five grandsons, Donald Short, Claude Short, Robert Ervin Caldwell, Jason Crawford and Dwayne Crawford , one granddaughter, Kelly Crawford Light, five great-granddaughters, Dana Short, Donna Short, Tiffany Short, Heather Short and Brooke Caldwell, a great grandson, Alex Light, a step great-granddaughter, Lisa Smith, two step-great-grandsons, Nathan Montgomery and Brandon Montgomery, a brother, Malkcom Crawford of Covington and a sister, Mrs. Ethel C. Gunner, of Fincastle. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to the Craig County Rescue Squad. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 1997 from Crossroads Church. The Rev. Russell N. Hall and the Rev. Ray Murphy will officiate. Interment will be in Crawford Cemetery, Craig County. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's North Chapel.

OBIT - SHORT , CLAUDE HERMAN

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - Friday, June 30, 2000

SHORT , Claude Herman, 69, of Fincastle, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000. He was a member and elder of the Botetourt Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Nina Short , and one brother, Leonard Short . He is survived by his wife, Geneva Crawford Short of Fincastle; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Muriel Short of Fincastle, and Claude and Kelly Short of Hardy; one sister, Pearl Crowder of Front Royal; four granddaughters, Dana Short , Donna Short , Tiffany Short , and Heather Short ; two stepgrandsons, Brandon Montgomery and Nathan Montgomery. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2000, at the Botetourt Church of Christ with Pastor Jim Morris and Pastor Roy Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the Crawford Cemetery in Craig County. Friends may call Friday after 2 p.m. at the Rader Funeral Home, Daleville. Those wishing to make memorials, please consider the Botetourt Church of Christ, 32 Shavers Farm Road, Troutville, Va. 24175.

OBIT - MILLER , RAY O., (BINGO)

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - Monday, January 28, 2002

MILLER , Ray O., (Bingo), 88, of Daleville, formerly of Covington, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 27, 2002. He was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII and served under General George S. Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. He worked at the Rayon Corporation and owned and operated the Circle Drive Grocery in Covington. He moved to Daleville after he retired. He was preceded in death by one sister, Esterleen M. Crawford, two half brothers, Jessee and Bobby Miller and one nephew, Roger L. Crawford. He is survived by his loving wife, Leona C.. Miller ; stepdaughter, Lois Carter Kerns and husband, Delbert L. Kerns of Alleghany County; stepson, Eddie G. Carter and wife, Brenda Crews of Madison Heights; stepdaughter, Lindsay S. Carter of Rock Hill, S.C.; one sister, Clara M. Givens of New Castle; his favorite pet, Baby Cakes; two nieces, one nephew, five great-nephews, one great-niece, one great-great-nephew and five great-great-nieces. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at Crossroads Church in Craig County, with the Rev. Jack Ford officiating. Interment will follow in the Crawford Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oakey's North Chapel.

MARY SAVILLE 26 Aug 1896 Nov 1984 24015 (Roanoke, Roanoke City, VA) Virginia

Saville, Mary Campbell McAllister

OBIT - CRAWFORD , ROGER LEE

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - Monday, December 20, 1999

CRAWFORD , Roger Lee, 53, of New Castle, passed away Saturday, December 18, 1999 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Esterleen Crawford , New Castle. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Johnston Crawford ; a daughter, son-in-law and grandson; Kelly, Aubie and Alex Light; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Marcy Crawford , New Castle; brother, Wayne Crawford and wife Pat, New Castle; sisters, Geneva Short and husband Herman, Fincastle, Nora "Sissy" Caldwell and husband R. J., New Castle. Roger was a member of Cross Roads Church in New Castle, and was a Superintendent and long time employee of Thomas Brothers Inc., Salem. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday December 21, 1999. at Cross Roads Church with Rev. Jack Ford officiating. Interment will follow at Crawford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Cross Roads Church Building Fund, Good Samaritan Hospice, or The American Cancer Society.

OBIT - HANNAH , KENNETH RAY

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Kenneth Ray Hannah , 76, of the Bradshaw Rd. area of Roanoke County, passed away Monday, April 2, 2007. Born July 1, 1930 in Lynwood, W.Va., he served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Homestead Materials Handling Company in 1992 after 32 years of service. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Hannah and Hazel Hannah King. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Genevieve Foster Hannah ; one daughter, Debra Hannah Kendall of New Castle; two sons, Carl Ray Hannah and wife Kathy of Elliston and Dale Lee Hannah of Salem; six grandchildren, Kenny Wayne and Josh Kendall, Derek and April Hannah , Zachary and Jessica Hannah ; one great-granddaughter, Chelsea Hannah and one great-grandson Caleb; one stepgreat-grandson, Dustin; two brothers, Lewis Wade (Bee) Hannah and wife Gayle of Oriskany, and Dennis Martin Hannah and wife Janice of Salem; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Leslie Huffman, Barbara and Charles Huffman, Jimmy Foster, James and Arlene Paitsel; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. A Military Service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2007 at Paitsel Funeral Home Chapel, New Castle, with Jim Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Crossroads Church Cemetery, Craig County. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle. www.paitselfh.com.

OBIT - ROCK , O.

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - Tuesday, April 24, 1990

Oma C. Rock , age 82, died Monday, in a Salem hospital. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Salem, and was the widow of the late Oscar Tolbert Rock . She is survived by two sons, Lewis Rock (wife Lois), Salem; Don Rock , New Castle; six daughters, Mildred Via, Norfolk; Mary Maxey (husband Albert), Salem; Jean Crockett (husband Jimmy), Salem; Freda Via, Salem; Barbara Francisco (husband Clifton), New Castle; Linda Hylton Mollette (husband David), Elliston; one brother, Audra Cochran, Monongah, W.Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Roy (Mildred) Myers, Fairmont, W.Va,; Mrs. Bradford (Reda) Roberts, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Lawrence (Norene) Riffle, Leesburg; Mrs. Irene Summers, Fairmont, W.Va.; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at Boitnott Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday with interment in Crossroads Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

OBIT - VIA, FREDA M. ROCK

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - Wednesday, March 31, 2004

VIA, Freda M. Rock , 69, of Salem went to be with the Lord on March 30, 2004. She was born on September 19, 1934 and was a member of Friendly Baptist Church. She is united with her beloved husband, Charles Via (Toddy), her parents, Tolbert and Oma Rock , and brother Donald Rock . She is survived by her sisters, Mildred Via, Mary Maxey, Barbara Francisco and husband June, Linda Mollette and Jean Crockett; brother Lewis Rock and wife Lois. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved cat, "Pretty Boy" Lucky. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2004 at Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle. Interment will follow at Crossroads Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 Wednesday.

OBIT - ROCK , OSCAR LEWIS

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - Monday, July 7, 2008

Oscar Lewis Rock , 69, of Salem, entered into rest on Friday, July 4, 2008. He was a dedicated fisherman, and hunter. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, Tolbert, and Oma Rock , sisters Mary R. Maxey, Barbara R. Francisco, Freda R. Via, brother and best friend, Don Rock , and grandson Wesley Shockley. He is survived by wife, Lois Rock of 48 years; son and wife, Kenneth and Mary Rock ; daughter, Tammy S. Rock ; grandchildren, Faith Rock and Preston Rock -Fuhrman. Surviving sisters are Mildred Via, Jean Crockett, Linda Mollette; and special brother-in-law, Junior Francisco; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Lotz Salem Chapel, with the Rev. Roger Counts officiating. Interment will be in the Cross Roads Cemetery in Craig County. The family will receive friends Monday, July 7, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lotz Salem Chapel.


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