ID of missing man found on body discovered in Pulaski

From Chief Gary Roche

Pulaski Police Department

September 28, 2016 at approximately 12:52 P.M., officers at the Pulaski Police Department were dispatched to former Deli-Mart located at 809 Lee Highway in reference to a possible deceased individual.

Upon arrival, officers were advised by citizens that a body was located in the creek bed behind, and approximately twenty feet below, the base of the building.  Officers confirmed the citizen reports.

Subsequently, investigators found a Virginia Identification card on the remains belonging to John Owens, a resident of Pulaski County reported missing on September 9th.

There was no indication at the scene as to the cause of death.

Detectives from the Pulaski Police Department investigated the scene and the body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy and to determine a positive identification.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Obituary for Douglas Wayne “Bubba” Duncan

Douglas Wayne “Bubba” Duncan, age 81 of Pulaski, Virginia died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Lewis Gale Hospital – Salem, Virginia.  He was born on June 5, 1935 in Pulaski, and was the son of the late Katherine Polly Webb Duncan, and Thomas Jefferson Duncan, Sr.  Bubba was a former employee of Lee Garment Co.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Jefferson Duncan, Jr., and a nephew, Thomas Lee Duncan.  He is survived by his brother, Jack Duncan and his wife Linda of Fredericksburg, one nephew, John Jackson Duncan, two nieces, Johnna Duncan Green, Debby Duncan Hinman.  Funeral services will be held Friday, September 30, 2016 at 12 Noon at Seagle Funeral Home, with the Rev. Doug Farmer officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com  Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Obituary for Beulah Francis Johnson Taylor

Beulah Francis Johnson Taylor, age 102 of Pulaski passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Highland Ridge Rehab Center, Dublin. Born June 6, 1914 she was the daughter of the late Isaac Johnson & Elizabeth Kern Johnson. Her son, Charles Andrew Taylor, sisters, Clara Carraway, Ruby Brown, Dorothy Taylor, Grace Johnson and brother, Neal Johnson also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her

Son Bobby W. (Claudia Faye) Taylor – Max Meadows

Grandchildren Melissa Turner Kristal Cruz Brent Taylor Wayne Taylor

Step Grandchildren Austen Wyatt, Andrew Wyatt & Aly Wyatt

Great Great Grandchildren Kim Turner, Cerylla Taylor, Holly Taylor, Jordon Cruz, Tyler Cruz, Chaise Taylor and Nicholas Taylor

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM – Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Pastor Clayton Quesenberry officiating. Interment will follow at the Thornspring Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before service time Friday at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to help the family with her final expenses c/o Bower Funeral Homes, PO Box 796 – Pulaski, VA 24301.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

Obituary for Lorraine Parks Hash

Lorraine Parks Hash, 90, of Dublin, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. She was a member of Dublin Baptist Church since 1952 and was co-owner of Buttonwood Dairy Farm. She volunteered at Radford Community Hospital for 25 years, was a charter member of the Wilderness Road Museum, and was a member of the New River Historical Society. Lorraine loved traveling, reading, puzzles, cooking and spending time with her hash-obit-photorambunctious family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Barnett and Gladys Parks; husband, Robert Kyle Hash; son-in-law, Douglas McDaniel; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; sister, Wilma Adams and brother, Roy Parks.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Gloria Hash of  Clemmons, NC, and Bobby and Teresa Hash of Dublin; four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda McDaniel and Arnold Davis of Dublin, Mary Alice and Buck Whisenant of Floyd, Carol and Ted Hodge of Pulaski, and Rebecca and Peter Zandvliet of Naugatuck, Conn.; 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; sister, Sue McAllister of Marion; and a sister-in-law, Louise Parks of  Marion.

Highland Ridge Rehab Center Staff provided a loving, warm environment during her stay and the family is forever appreciative.

The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Dublin Baptist Church. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Jones and Pastor Andrew Taylor-Troutman officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.

In lieu of flowers, Lorraine requested that contributions be made to the New River Historical Society, P. O. Box 373, Newbern, VA 24126.

The Hash family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.

www.mullinsfuneralhome.com

Body found behind old Deli-Mart in Pulaski

Staff Report

Pulaski Police Chief Gary Roche confirmed this afternoon that a body had been discovered in a creek behind the former Deli-Mart on Route 11 (Lee Highway) in Pulaski.

Roche said the body appeared to have been there for some time, and no positive identification was possible. The remains are being sent to the Medical Examiner’s office in Roanoke for a positive identification and cause of death.

Obituary for Alse Berry “T-Berry” Nunn

Alse Berry “T-Berry” Nunn, age 94 of Hiwassee passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Heritage Hall in Blacksburg.

Born December 22, 1921 in Pulaski he was the son of the late General Washington Nunn & Lillian Orpha Moore Nunn. His sisters, Velma Ward, Elsie Nunn, Marie (Boyd) Scott and two brothers, Eli (Sambo) Nunn and Winifred Nunn also preceded him in death.

He survived by his

Sisters

Buelah Flinchum – Hiwassee

Ethel Nunn – Hiwassee

Brother

William General Nunn – Hiwassee

A number of nieces and nephews

A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM – Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Shiloh Cemetery with Pastor Mike Coleman officiating.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com

Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

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