Lois Nazzaro Farmer, 81, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017.
Lois grew up in Glen Rock, N.J. and resided in Roanoke and Fincastle since 1953. Mrs. Farmer attended Hollins College. She was a dedicated member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Fincastle, where she served in many capacities including Senior Warden, Vestry, Altar Guild, and President of the Episcopal Church Women.
She was a member or served on the board of the following organizations: The Junior League of the Roanoke Valley, Roanoke Valley Horse Show, Rockbridge Hunt Club, Virginia Trail Riders, Opera Roanoke, and the United Way. In addition, she enjoyed spending time with her many friends playing Bridge and Scrabble.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Farmer Jr., who was the former President of Roanoke Gas Co.
She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Susan Farmer of Topeka, Kansas, and her children, Amanda Hall, Josh Hall and David Hall; daughter, Linda Furches and her husband, Rick of Oley, Pa., and their children, Chris Furches and Katie Furches; brother, Donald Nazzaro and his wife, Sally of Ridgewood, N.J., and their children, Jennifer Nazzaro, Jeffrey Nazzaro (wife, Nora), and Cindy Halliburton (husband, Jesse); sister, Jean Ware of Rahway, N.J.; nephew, Kevin Baird; cousin, Vera DeFusco.
The family suggests memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Hollins University Riding Program, or your local SPCA.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 23, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Fincastle. A reception followed at St. Mark’s Ministry Center. Interment was in Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke.
Lois’s family would like to express our gratitude to Carol Hagerman for the compassionate care she provided to Lois the last few months. Also gratitude extended to the assistants, Benny Bowling, Darlene McDowell, and Amedisys Hospice Care for their loving support. Online condolences may be made at www.oakeys.com.
COPENHAVER, Janice P.
Janice Potter Copenhaver, 77, of King, N.C., formerly of Boones Mill, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2017.
She worked 30-plus years for Allstate Insurance in Salem. Jan was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, George Worth Copenhaver; and her parents, William Columbus Potter III and Mary Haseltine Potter.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Wayne and Pamela Copenhaver, George Michael and Carrie Copenhaver, Christopher David and Jessica Copenhaver; nine grandchildren, Ryan, Haley, Wes, Hayden, Grey, Nick, Juliana, Cassidy, and Alyssa; one sister and brother-in-law, Nancy Potter Adamson and Pete Adamson, and one brother and sister-in-law, William Columbus “Buzz” Potter IV and Patsy Potter; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jan was a devoted wife and a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A service celebrating her life was held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 20, at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Fincastle. Memorial donations may be made to Village Care, 440 Ingram Drive, King, N.C. 27021.
Phillip Ray (PR) McCullough, 65, of Buchanan, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Julia McCullough. PR was an avid guitarist and loved music.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Phillip, II and Tammy McCullough of Stuarts Draft; daughter, Dawn R. Reed of Buchanan; grandchildren, Phillip Stewart, Dalton McCullough, Keith Reed, and Delaney McCullough; great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Aria Stewart; brothers, Joseph McCullough, Mike McCullough and wife, Debbie, all of Buchanan; niece, Marlena McCullough; and great-niece, Lacey.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, in Fairview Cemetery with Elder Cleatus Newcomb officiating. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 23, at Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan. Online condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy H. “Dot” Stanley, 88, of Roanoke County, died Friday, January 20, 2017 at her home following a brief illness.
Dot was born in Fincastle August 7, 1928 and lived in the Roanoke-Botetourt area all her life. She was the daughter of the late Lacy M. and Sophia K. Marshall Horton.
Dot retired from S.H. Heironimus Co. and was a member of Cloverdale Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed reading books, bird watching, cooking, and travel.
In addition to her parents, Dot was preceded in death by her husband Earl C. Stanley Sr., and three brothers and six sisters. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Barry and Sue Stanley of Orlando, Fla., and Earl Calvin Stanley Jr. of Roanoke; daughter, Brenda Kay Stanley of Roanoke; granddaughter and caregiver, Lisa Sosebee of Birmingham, Ala.; great-grandchildren Dustin and Cora; many loving nieces, nephews, close neighbors, and friends.
Dot’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Good Samaritan Hospice for the care they gave her in her final days.
A celebration of Dot’s life was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 24 at Rader Funeral Home, Daleville with the Rev. Patrick Starkey officiating. Burial was in Sherwood Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Road, Roanoke, 24018. On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.rader-funeralhome.com.