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Salem, VA 24153
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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.

Past Services

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 ...

Thomas Pruett

December 18, 1945 - - March 01, 2018

Thomas Dave “Buster” Pruett, age 72, earned his angel wings on Thursday, March 1, 2018 lying in his loving wife’s arms. Tom was surrounded by his four children and two sisters. He has a new set of lungs, new voice, and a new body to sing praises to Jesus as he did here on earth. Born on Tuesday, December 18, 1945 to the late Alfred and Lillian Pruett. In addition to his p ...

Douglas Puckett

November 04, 1937 - - December 02, 2017

Douglas L. Puckett, 80, of Salem, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017. A native and lifelong resident, Doug retired as a corrections officer from the Botetourt Corrections Center following many years of service. He enjoyed planting flowers, sports cars; the comradery at Happy’s Flea Market and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Rak ...

Ronnie Prater

April 15, 1952 - - July 05, 2017

Ronnie Gene Prater, 65, of Elliston, VA passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He was born April 15, 1952 in Beech Creek, WV a son of the late Willie Green Prater and Ida Bell Varney Prater. He was also preceded in death by five siblings, William Prater, Richard Prater, Larry Prater, Nellie Hawkins and Anna Bell McMahan. Mr. Prater was an Army Vietnam Veteran and a retired truc ...

Calvin Powers

May 02, 1924 - - September 19, 2015

Calvin Coolidge Powers, 91, of Floyd, Va., passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 19, 2015. He was born on May 2, 1924 in Dickenson County in Clinchco, Va. to the late Webb and Virdie Stanley Powers. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by 6 brothers and 6 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife, Annie Lorene Powers; sons, Calvin D. Powers and ...

Robert Pollard

January 29, 1929 - - December 28, 2014

Robert L. “Bob” Pollard, 85, of Salem, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014. He was born in Hemphill, West Virginia, a son of the late Cicero and Mattie Burns Pollard and had been an area resident for over 37 years. A World War II veteran, he served in both the US Navy and Marine Corps, and was employed in many different jobs from a coal miner in West Virginia to a Police ...

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