Radford police seek public’s help in locating missing woman

From Radford City Police Dept.

The Radford City Police Department is asking the public for assistance is locating Kimberly Dorner, missing person.


Kimberly Dorner and Carl Dominic Brown.

The Radford City Police Department has developed information that Ms. Dorner may be in danger. She is believed to be in the company of Carl Dominic Brown and could be traveling in a white, 1997 Honda, 2 door coupe, with Virginia registration XLB-6492.

Ms. Dorton is currently wanted for embezzlement out of Dublin, Virginia. Mr. Brown is currently wanted for a probation violation out of Wythe County, Virginia.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of these people, please contact the Radford City Police Department at (540)731-3624, or your local law enforcement agency.

FOPC officers named; Hanks new president

From Linda Hall

Secretary, FOPC

The Board of Directors of Friends of Peak Creek, Inc.  (FOPC) has appointed officers to lead the group for two year terms. 

Kathy Hanks

Kathy Hanks

Appointed President is Cathy Hanks. 

Hanks is a Pulaski native, graduate of Pulaski, County High School, James Madison University and Radford University with a MS in Educational Media.  She is a Virginia Certified Master Naturalist and has been an active FOPC member and committee chair since the group’s organization in 2013. 

Other officers appointed are Morgan Welker, Vice President; Sybil Atkinson, Treasurer and Linda Hall, Secretary. 

FOPC is a citizen based non-profit Virginia corporation whose mission is  dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment, historical nature, recreational and commercial value of Peak Creek for the benefit and enjoyment of all.   

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Town hires Asplundh to spray for weeds, errant grasses

The Town of Pulaski has contracted with Asplundh, the Expert Tree Company, to spray for weeds and errant grasses along the sidewalks along the main thoroughfares in the community.  The fall spraying will also inhibit the recurrence of weeds and grasses in the springtime.

In addition, beginning on September 8th, Asplundh personnel will be applying an aquatic-friendly on the excess growth in the Peak Creek Walls.

The Town is committed to improving the streetscape, making our community more of a showplace for residents and visitors alike.

Obituary for Eva Doyle Simpkins White O’Dell

Eva Doyle Simpkins White O’Dell, age 82 of Hiwassee passed away Thursday, September 03, 2015 at the Highland Ridge Rehab Facility, Dublin.

Born April 16, 1933 in Snowville she was the daughter of the late Charlie & Myrtle Trail White. Her husband, Roley Taswell “Tas” O’Dell, and biological parents, Lemon & Evie Simpkins also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her 


Charlie B. O’Dell – Dublin

Connie Snider – Hiwassee

Janet & David Nester – Dublin

Barry & Debbie O’Dell – Snowville

Donna Surratt – Hiwassee

Jeff & Kathy O’Dell – Dublin

13 Grandchildren                             18 Great Grandchildren


George & Melita Simpkins – Snowville

Several Half-Brothers & Sisters

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM – Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Ernie Depew officiating. Interment will follow at the Cecil’s Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM – Friday evening at the Funeral Home.

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

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

Obituary for Linda Irene Adams Turner

Linda Irene Adams Turner, 65, of 3169 Chantilly Drive, Fancy Gap, VA went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 1, 2015.  She was born in Hillsville, VA on October 11, 1949 and was the daughter of the late Vaughn and Irene Snow Adams.

Linda was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary at VFW Post #1115 with over 30 years.  She also was a loving wife, homemaker and loving mother.

Upon Randal’s retirement, he also retired Linda from the kitchen and decided to travel.  They filled the car with gas, packed the suitcases and headed down the road.  They drove through 51 states, Mexico and Canada on three different occasions.  This lasted for 25 years, off and on.

Their next trip would have been to Hawaii, making it the 52nd state, but the good Lord decided to take Linda to a better place and have it ready for her husband.

Survivors are:

Her Loving Husband of 35 Years – Randal B. Turner

Son – Ronnie Scott Lyons

Daughters – Melissa Burleson

Sheila Quesenberry & her husband, Terry

Grandsons – Michael “Mickey” Quesenberry

Ethan Phipps

Granddaughter – Emily Burleson

Step-Sons – Randall Douglas Turner and his wife, Donna

Jerry Wayne Turner and his wife, Jeannie

Step-Granddaughters – Josie, Jessica, Jana, Michelle and Christi

Five Great-Step-Grandchildren

Brother – Ronald Adams ad his wife, Becky

Sisters – Freida May Edwards

Darlene Reeves and her husband, Rusty

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Great-Granddaughter – Isabella Phipps

Brother-In-Law – John Turner

Sisters-In-Law – Jean Moran

Joanne Chappell

Barbara Gosnell and her husband, Bert

Melissa Corvin

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 4, 2015, at 2:00 PM from the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Shockley officiating.  Burial will follow in the Newbern Cemetery, Pulaski Co.  Visiting will be Friday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the service hour.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.


Obituary for Virginia Darlene Jones Duncan

Virginia Darlene Jones Duncan, age 76 of Pulaski passed away Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at the Pulaski Health & Rehab Center, Pulaski.

Duncan001Born April 11, 1939 in Wythe County she was the daughter of the late Gilbert Walden Jones & Mae Frances Musser Jones. Her daughter, Linda D. McGlothlin, brothers, Walter Jones, Edward Jones and sisters, Olivia Jones, Catherine Goodwin and Bessie Taylor also preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Hilltop Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She is survived by her


Robert Louis Duncan – Pulaski


Perry Duncan – Pulaski

Roberta & Dwight Bond – Max Meadows


Crystal Sexton & Ricky McGlothlin

Great Great Grandchildren-

Alexa Barker & Peyton Blackburn


Douglas (Joyce) Jones – Damascus

Jim (Jean) Jones – Atkins

Franklin (Marlene) Jones – Pulaski

Sister     -Rebecca Burgis – Pulaski

Funeral services will be held Saturday 2:00 p.m., September 5, 2015 at the Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski with Rev. Danny McGlothlin  officiating. Interment will follow at the Thornspring Cemetery,Pulaski.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM Friday  evening at the Funeral Home..

To send online condolences, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com

Bower Funeral Chapels, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the  Duncan family.


SALEM – Bridge work on Interstate 81 in Pulaski County has extended beyond the overnight hours and will impact traffic today and overnight into Thursday morning.

The right lane of northbound Interstate 81 in Pulaski County is closed between mile markers 93 and 95.

Complications with freshly poured concrete will require these lane closures to remain in place all day today and overnight until Thursday morning at approximately 6 a.m.

Drivers should expect congestion and delays or seek alternate routes.

Obituary for William Charles Yates

William Charles Yates, 86; Bill to his family and Friends; of Pulaski Virginia, passed away peacefully on Sept. 1, 2015 after a long illness in the comfort of family and friends.

Born in Clintwood, VA in 1929, and a graduate of Grundy High School, He attended Lees McRae College and arrived in Pulaski in 1955 spending his first nights in town in the Maple Lodge. He began with Home Credit Company in 1956 and spent his entire professional career with Home Credit Company later Barclays American financial retiring in 1984. Known to be Strong, Loyal, Opinionated, Fearless and Independent, he was a dedicated contributing member of the community. He never met a stranger or refused anyone in need. He was an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a 55 Year Mason and a Member of the Pulaski Masonic Lodge AF & AM – Pythagoras 239. He was a long time member of the Pulaski Elks Lodge. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Pulaski, where he Married Jeane Marie Sutphin Yates in 1957. He was preceded in death by his parents; Lester Lawrence Yates and Sarah Jane Matney Yates, and his Sisters; Lavada Edwards and Betty Burns.

He is survived by his beloved and dedicated wife of 58 years; Jeane Yates, Daughter, Sarah Yates McGee, Son, Chuck Yates, and Daughter, Iris Yates Bevins. Daughter-in law, Shannon Yates. Son-In Laws, Michael McGee and Ron Bevins

Grandchildren, Amanda McGee, Tyler Yates, Jacob McGee, Kasey Bevins

Niece Rebecca Galyon and Nephew Richard Edwards. His Beloved Dog Sandy

Special thanks and love to Cherished Friends Robyn Arnett Payne, Rose Davis, and Tracy Brown.

The Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, September 3rd, from 6pm to 8pm at Stevens Funeral Home Pulaski, VA Masonic Rites to follow.

The Procession will be accompanied by Patriot Guard on Friday morning for a 10am Grave Side Services and Interment at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, in Dublin, Virginia, with Pulaski V.F.W. Post #1184 conducting military graveside rites.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.



Report: AG Herring to seek re-election, not run for governor

Staff Report

The Richmond Times Dispatch is reporting that Attorney General Mark Herring has announced that he will run for re-election as attorney general rather than seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor.

The Times Dispatch said his decision avoids a potentially divisive fight with Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam for the party’s nomination.