Lawrence Glen “Papa” Naff, 93, of Cloverdale, died peacefully Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Friendship Health and Rehabilitation in Roanoke.

He was born June 17, 1923, a son of the late Joel and Drucilla Brunk Naff.

Glen is survived by his wife of 74 years, Mary Bushnell Naff; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Sam Foster; three grandchildren, Sam (Melinda) Foster, Stephanie (Steve) Spire, Stacie (Blaine) Simmers; seven great-grandchildren, Sammy (Elizabeth) Foster, Sara Foster, Seth and Eli Spire, Andrew, Tyler and Hannah Simmers; two great-great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Ezekiel Foster; a brother, Ralph Naff; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and J.H. Caricofe, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brothers Russell, Berlin and Curtis Naff; and sisters, Irene Orndoff and Lucille Mills.

Glen was a lifelong member of Cloverdale Church of the Brethren. He served on various committees, was the Sunday School superintendent, a deacon and a trustee.

He will be remembered as a loving husband and father, a devoted Christian, an excellent handyman, and an avid gardener. He had a great love for children that became visible driving the church bus for Cloverdale Preschool and driving the tractor/wagon for the KinderCritter program at Camp Bethel.

A memorial service has been planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Cloverdale Church of the Brethren followed by a reception. The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers at Friendship Health and Rehabilitation and Medi Home Health & Hospice for the excellent care that they provided him. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Cloverdale Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 85, Cloverdale, 24077.  Arrangements by Oakey’s East Chapel.


VANHOY, Arlene M.

Arlene Minnick Vanhoy, 76, of Cloverdale, passed away May 23, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at Community Advent Christian Church, 4512 Old Mountain Road NE, Roanoke on June 2 at 3 p.m. Family will receive friends one hour prior. Arrangements are by Valley Funeral Home.