DEAL, Catherine E.

Catherine E. Deal, 65, of Daleville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

She was preceded in death by a husband, Kenneth Reinhardt; her mother, Mary Markham; and a younger sister, Teresa Petras of Black River, N.Y.

Catherine is survived by her older sister, Rayma Mary Mills; her two brothers, Philip Law and Thomas Bresett; a partner in life, Raymond Dunbar; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, at The Church of the Transfiguration with Father Steven McNally officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church, with a reception to follow the service.

Arrangements are by Oakey’s Roanoke Chapel. Online condolences may be made at


JOHNSON, Marion P.

Marion Helen Price Johnson, 80, of Troutville, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard Emmitt and Mary Ellen Parker Price; and husband, Howard Clayton “Chuck” Johnson Sr.

Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Harry and Leesa Johnson of Fayetteville, N.C., Doodle Johnson of Greenville, Ala.; daughters, Jo Ann Broughman of Troutville and friend, Charles Brockway, Carolyn O’Quinn of Troutville, and Donna Arnold of Lincolnton, N.C.; sister, Caroline Ayers of Natural Bridge Station; brothers, Eugene Price of St. Albans, W.Va. and James Price of Natural Bridge Station.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home with the Rev. David Bain officiating. Interment was in Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at


KING, Melinda H.

Melinda H. King, of Clifton Forge, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 24, 2017 to spend Christmas with her parents, Clayton “Rudy” and Isobel “Issie” Hambrick, who preceded her in death.

Melinda was born January 9, 1957 in Clifton Forge. She graduated from James River High School in 1975. She lived most of her life in Eagle Rock but had lived the past few years at the Scott Hill Retirement Community where she made many friends, especially her “6th Floor family.”

She is survived by her daughter, Tiffany Snedegar and husband, Ray of Covington; son, Christian King and wife, Tiffany of Buchanan; brothers, Clayton Hambrick of Lenox, Mass.; Larry Hambrick and wife, Nancy of Beckley, W.Va.; sister, Diane Sexton and husband, Kenny of Buchanan; grandchildren, Benjamin, Rachel, and Rebekah Snedegar; Eli and Kennedy King; Ethan and Sydni Bunch; her fur babies, Willow and Peyton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

We are left to cherish the memory of Melinda, Mama, Sister, and Nana. We will remember the fun times of swimming in the pool, “walking up town” to get a Dr. Pepper (in glass bottles), making “Russian Tea” and her favorite red velvet birthday cake with fluffy frosting.

We will always remember Melinda having fun at the beach, walking for miles in the sun and sand to get an even tan, or visiting the tanning bed because it rained all week of vacation and she couldn’t go home without a little color. She used to love going to Roanoke Express hockey games. No matter where she went she loved spending time with family and friends.

Her children and grandchildren will always remember her laughing at their shenanigans and coloring pictures with them and how much she loved them. She loved their school plays and concerts, and was proud of every accomplishment. Her most favorite thing to do was brag on her family.

The family received friends in the Eagle Rock Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, with a memorial service at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Edith Snedegar officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alleghany Human Society, 9313 Rich Patch Road, Covington, 24426. Online condolences may be made at


LAYMAN, Michael J.

Michael J. Layman, 68, of Fincastle, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.

He was a lifelong resident of Botetourt County where he worked on the family farm and orchard. He was retired as Vice-President of Roanoke & Botetourt Telephone Co.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy Layman; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Joyce and is survived by his wife of 42 years, Janie Layman; one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Randy Barnard; two grandsons, Jacob and Justin Barnard; sister-in-law, Patti Gilliam; nephews, Eric Layman and wife, Sharon, Bobby Layman and wife, Lori, Jordan Gilliam; and numerous other family and friends.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 29, at Oakey’s East Chapel with Pastor Danny Quirin officiating. The family received friends from noon to 3 at prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Roanoke Catholic School.


MacLEISH, Christopher D.

Christopher Dale MacLeish, 43, of Buchanan, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017.

He is survived by his wife of almost 15 years, Angela MacLeish; children, Maddie and Jake MacLeish; mother and father, Becky and Ralph Watts; father and step-mother, Dale and Joyce MacLeish; half-sister, Annette Watts; sister-like cousin, Michelle Williams; father-in-law, Jackie Wills; grandmother, Isabelle Watts; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members.

Memorial services were held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Woody officiating. The family received friends after the service at Botetourt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at



Betty Lou “Nanny” Stinnett Peery, 85, of Springwood, left this earthly life for her heavenly home on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

Born in Eagle Rock, June 15, 1932, she excelled in school plays and spelling bees. She graduated from Eagle Rock High School in 1950 and spent the next 57 years married to the love of her life, Raymond “Dan Dan.”  She was a lifelong member of Springwood Baptist Church serving in several capacities including custodian and Vacation Bible School. She was a renowned cook, spoiling many with her delicious foods, an avid gardener, member of the Fincastle Garden Club, member of the Faithful Rebekahs, and President of the VFW.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Peery; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Jane Peery; and siblings, Minnie, Cackie, Louis, Benny and Conley. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and those left to cherish her memory are a son, Philip (Anne) Peery; daughter, Patricia (Paul, Jr.) Fariss; grandchildren, Christopher (Krista) Peery, Shannon (Brad) Farrar, Michael Peery, Curtis Peery, Mark (Courtney) Peery, and Paul Fariss, III; great-grandchildren, Janey and Gwyneth Farrar, Cooper Peery, Peyton Peery; and sister, Mary Bosserman.

Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 3, in Springwood Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan, 254-3000. Online condolences may be made at