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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Arnold Hogan

October 03, 1935 - - May 11, 2018

Arnold Bartley “Buddy” Hogan, 82, of Roanoke, VA passed away Friday, May 11, 2018. He was born October 3, 1935 in Matoaka, WV a son of the late Oscar Thomas and Annie Buchanan Hogan. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Bowling and Jacqueline “Jackie” Ferguson. Mr. Hogan was a US Navy Veteran, retired Lithograph Printer and a member of AMVET Post #40. ...

John Hargrave

January 01, 1959 - - April 14, 2018

John “David” Hargrave, age 59, of Salem, Va. was called home on Saturday, April 14, 2018 following a lengthy illness. He was born on Thursday, January 1, 1959 in Newport News, Va. to John Howard Hargrave, and the late Joyce Ann McVey Hargrave. John was a loving husband, and father. He worked for Phoenix Services for the past eleven years. In addition to his mother he is pr ...

Ronald Minton

July 13, 1945 - - April 09, 2018

Ronald L. Minton, 72, of Salem, was called home on Monday, April 9, 2018. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Archer and Evelyn Minton; and sister, Regina Carnes. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Jeanie Minton; daughters, Mackenzie Prandi and husband, Barry, and Jennifer Cleveland and husband, Richard; son, Andrew Minton; brother, Archie Minton and wife ...

Frank Lawrence

May 14, 1945 - - April 04, 2018

Frank S. Lawrence, 72, MSG. Ret. U.S. Army, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was born in Roanoke, a son of the late Frank and Hazel Lawrence, and with the exception of his military service, was a life long resident. He retired from the US Army as a Master Sargent following many years of service including tours of duty in the Vietnam war. Following his retirement from t ...

Audrey Wulfken

May 22, 1926 - - March 31, 2018

Audrey Ruth Schuett Wulfken, age 91, of Salem, VA, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Born on May 22, 1926 in Melrose Park, Illinois to the late Herbert and Christena McIver Schuett. She grew up near Pontiac, Michigan, and graduated with a B.A. in Math from Albion College in Albion, Michigan, 1947. Audrey worked for General Electric in, Schenectady, New York. Married on J ...

Edith Pridemore

October 24, 1933 - - March 30, 2018

Edith A. Krumm Pridemore, age 84, of Salem, VA passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 with her loving husband holding her. Born on Tuesday, October 24, 1933 in Koblenz, Germany to the late Paul and Maria Margareta Krumm. Edith was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Brian. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Shirley M. Pridemore; one sister, Gisela Smith; and many ...

Arlene Gaking

July 15, 1935 - - March 30, 2018

Arlene Hammond Gaking, age 82, of Mount Pleasant, SC, formerly of Roanoke, VA went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 30, 2018. Born on Monday, July 15, 1935 to the late Mansfield and Ruby Underwood Hammond. Arlene was very active with Meals on Wheels, and was noted for being very fashionable. She got the opportunity to live in Bermuda when she was younger; while there, she w ...

John Newton

June 22, 1936 - - March 17, 2018

John Phillip Newton, 81, Shallotte, NC, died Saturday, March 17, 2018. Born in Scotland County, NC on June 22, 1936, he was a son of the late Earl Newton and Veronica Scholl Newton. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, James Newton, and a sister, Catherine Bream. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a retired educator, and a member of the American Legion. Surv ...

Rosemary Harman

April 02, 1930 - - March 16, 2018

Rosemary McLain “Rose” Harman, age 87, of Salem, VA joined her beloved husband Jimmy in heaven on Friday, March 16, 2018. Born on Wednesday, April 2, 1930 to the late John Thomas and Mary Steele McLain. Rose was a Kmart Corporation retiree, she loved to travel, and play games on her tablet and smartphone. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, J ...

Linda Oberlender

October 04, 1957 - - March 15, 2018

Linda Z. Oberlender, 60, died suddenly on Thursday, March 15, 2018 while riding her horse. A beautiful, multi-talented, and vivacious soul, she will be dearly missed by her loving family and many loving friends. Services will be held at the kever in the Beth Israel Cemetery 2900 Orange Ave. NE, Roanoke, VA Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Rabbi Rachel Brown officiating. ...

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