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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

Kathleen Brightwell

April 02, 1945 - - March 01, 2017

Kathleen Delia Gallagher Brightwell, 71, of Salem, VA passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017. She was born April 2, 1945 in Adams, Mass., a daughter of the late John Elliot and Ellen May Roberts Gallagher. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Michael H. Brightwell, Sr. Mrs. Brightwell was retired from the Salem VA Medical Center with 32 years of service. She ...

William John

August 07, 1933 - - February 26, 2017

JOHN William Mason William Mason John, 83 of Salem, VA passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Lewis Gale Hospital, Salem. Beloved Husband, Father, Uncle and Grandfather. He was born August 7, 1933 in Montgomery County, VA youngest son of the late J. Griffith John and Cleo Dosing John. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Griffith John Jr, and his first wife, Ann W ...

Claude Stump

August 09, 1941 - - February 20, 2017

Claude “Bud” Stump, 75, of Salem, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017. He was born Pearisburg, VA, the son of the late William C. Stump and Eula Stump Ehman and had been a Salem area resident for over 40 years. Bud proudly served his country in the US Army and was employed as a building supervisor with the Federal Government prior to retiring. He was a life member of Moos ...

Clifton Mills

October 09, 1939 - - February 14, 2017

Clifton W. “Tig” Mills, 77, of Moneta, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Cliff was a fanatic fisherman and hunter who loved his place on the lake. He loved to go bowling and had a mischievous sense of humor. Preceding him in death are his parents, Irvin Ray and Minnie Ruby Mills; daughter, Lori (Mills) Reynolds Meador; four brothers, Clinton, Kenneth, Don, and Bill ...

Aubrey Adams

March 06, 1926 - - January 04, 2017

Aubrey Eugene Adams, 90, of Salem, VA passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He was born in Craig County, VA on March 6, 1926 a son of the late Josephus Cline Adams and Ruth Caldwell Adams. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Martha Ann Caldwell Adams; brothers, Harold, Gerald, Lawrence and Wayne Adams; and a sister, Edith Caldwell. Mr. Adams was a retired ...

Neal Hinnant

December 06, 1944 - - January 03, 2017

Neal Hinnant, 72, of Roanoke went to the big bar in the sky, Tuesday, January 3, 2017. He was a Air Force veteran and worked for the US Postal Service. Neal was also a sports fanatic. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Aaron Hinnant; grandaughter, Victoria "Tori" Hinnant; and special friend, Ann Whitenack. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.johnmoakey.com.

Cecil Counts

February 10, 1928 - - December 28, 2016

Cecil E. Counts, of Salem, passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. He was born in Washington County, VA on February 10, 1928 to the late Charles Edward and Vada Taylor Counts. Also preceding him in death were his wife of 60 years, Faye Gearheart Counts, sister Evelyn Henderson and sons Fred R. Gearheart, Jr. and Randolf A. Gearheart. He is survived by his sons, ...

Dewey Mooney

March 30, 1928 - - December 12, 2016

Dewey G. Mooney, 88, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 12, 2016. Dewey was born on March 30, 1928 to the late Garfield and Flora Mooney. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Virginia S. Mooney; son, Stacey Mooney; sister, Doris Robbins; grandchildren, David Mooney (Julie), Chase Mooney (Jessica), and Julia Mooney; and great-grandchildren, Addison, Jenna, ...

Vernie Conner Jr

January 16, 1924 - - December 11, 2016

Vernie G. Conner, Jr., 92, of Salem, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016. He was born in Roanoke, a son of the late Vernie and Mamie Dowdy Conner and had been a lifetime area resident. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was retired from General Electric following many years of service. Vernie was an avid gardener who enjoyed sharing his bounty with others. I ...

Earle Brodie Jr

August 27, 1923 - - November 17, 2016

Earle Wilder Brodie, Jr. Earle Wilder Brodie, Jr. 93, recently a resident of the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke, VA died on November 17, 2016. He was born in Woburn, MA on August 27, 1923, son of Earle W. Brodie, Sr. and Sarah Graham Brodie. He lived most of his life in Miami, FL. For seventeen years, he lived in Waynesboro VA before moving to the VVCC. He retired a ...

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