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Richard

Parker

Shanks

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September 13, 2016

Richard Parker Shanks, 79, of 305 White Rock Gap Rd., died Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Lewis Gale Salem Hospital. He was born August 25, 1937, in Alleghany County a son of the late Lewis L. and Olga Leota Persinger Shanks. In adition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a Brother, Donald Persinger. He was a member of Cliffdale Christian Church and enjoyed reading the Bible and newspapers. He enjoyed drinking coffee. Surviving three Sisters, Virginia Wright and Polly Thompson, both of Virginia Beach and Ethel Dudley and her husband, James, of Eagle Rock; his niece and caregiver, Debbie Dudley and her husband, Melton, of Eagle Rock; his nephew and caregiver, Kenny Humphries, of Covington; his great nephew and caregiver, Lewis Humphries and his wife, Stephanie, of Covington and his friend, Virgil Reid, of Clifton Forge. The funeral service will be held Friday, September 16, 2016, at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Christian officiating. Interment will be made in Alleghany Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Lewis Humphries, Chad Hymphries, Zachary Humphries, Devon Humphries, Jason Dudley and Jamie Dudley. The family will receive their friends Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Arritt Funeral H Cemetery Information Alleghany Memorial Park 7008 Winterberry Ave. Covington,VA - 24426 Service Friday, September 16, 2016 01:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Thursday, September 15, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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