• William J. (Bill) Patton, 90

    William J. (Bill) Patton, 90, of Galax, died Friday, May 25, 2012, in the Waddell Nursing Home.

    He was born in Illinois on March 7, 1922, to John and Dawnie White Patton.

  • Myrtle Akers Wilson, 87

    Myrtle Akers Wilson, 87, of Wilmington, Del., died Monday, May 21, 2012, in the Parkview Nursing Home.

    She was born in Wythe County on Oct. 7, 1924, to Roosevelt and Ruth Barnett Akers.

  • Mabel Stone Thompson, 98

    Mabel Stone Thompson, 98, of Galax, Va., passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, in the Waddell Nursing Home.

  • Dennis Lee Lucas, 64

    Dennis Lee Lucas, 64, of Galax, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at his home.

    He was born in Montgomery County on May 22, 1948, to Clarence and Lena Clementine Frazier Lucas.

  • Elmer Gene Hall, 80

    Elmer Gene Hall, 80, of Elk Creek, died May 23, 2012, at his home.

    He was born July 25, 1931, at Independence to William Hall and Jestin Ross Hall.

  • J.L. Flanagan Jr.

    J.L. Flanagan Jr., of Austinville, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center.

  • Larry Wesley Swinney Sr., 66

    Larry Wesley Swinney Sr., 66, of Fries, died Tuesday May 22, 2012, at his home.
    He was born in Carroll County on Jan.  23, 1946, to Paul Matthew and Lessie Luvennie Graham Swinney.

  • Roma Dale Shinault, 63

    Roma Dale Shinault, 63, of Mount Airy, N.C., died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in the North Carolina Baptist Hospital.
    She was born in Fries on June 30, 1948, to Boyd Lee and Katherine Semones Shinault.
    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Shinault.

  • Alma Delia Rodriquez, 41

    Alma Delia Rodriquez, 41, of Galax, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.  
    She was born July 6, 1970, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

  • Kyle Roberts, 22

    Kyle Roberts, 22, of Independence, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
    He was born March 22, 1990, at Galax.
    Survivors include his father and mother, Foster Leonard and Anitta J. Roberts of the home; one sister, Kaci Roberts of the home; maternal grandmother, Ruth Aldred of Galax; and special friends.
    A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Roberts Family Cemetery, Independence. The Rev. Tim Smith will officiate.