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August 25, 2009

Earnest Wade "John" Lewis of Covington died Tuesday August 25, 2009 at the Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, N.C. He was born February 13,1945 in Alleghany County, the son of the late Lee Lewis an Edith Birley Lewis. Mr. Lewis worked for WR Deacon and Sons as a truck driver and he was member of Palestine Chapel Presbyterian Church. He was also an honorary member of Dunlap Fire Department an Rescue Squad. Surviving are his wife and companion of 48 years, Yvonne Howard Lewis, of Covington; One daughter, Debbie Palmer and her husband David of Covington, four sisters Jo Anna Cook and her husband Julian of Covington, Janet Rider of White Sulphur Springs, WV, Martha Wilkerson her husband Bobby of Covington, and Charlotte Wilkerson of Wickliffe KY, One brother, Robert Lewis and his wife Winnie of Roanoke; a number of nieces an nephews including a special niece, Mandy Howard of Covington, and special brother in law, Wayne Howard of Covington. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill Lewis, Buck Lewis, and Haden Lewis; three sisters Frances Elliott, Gertrude Vail and Carol Pearson. A graveside service will be held Friday at 2:00 PM in the Palestine Chapel Cemetery. Friends wishing to attend the service should assemble at the cemetery. The family will receive their friends Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home.
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Judith Persinger

Apr 18, 2024

So sorry Kathy and all the family for ur loss. Prayers and thoughts with you all.

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Juanita & Kenneth Helton

Apr 18, 2024

I know the angels are rejoicing ,!!!! I know you are Shouting & Praising the Lord ,we will miss you my sister in Christ 😔

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Apr 18, 2024

The boys begged for his attention. One bought a brand new Harley just to try and get Bob to ride with him and never did. He ran around with others. There was no Christian anything, wasn't allowed to talk about Jesus. The boys are in and out of prison, one is all over the internet and in prison for destroying property and beating on women. He partied his whole life putting himself first breaking his kids and hearts through it all. The parents partied and used the kids as bait between the other kids family,it's a mess that left everyone in the family a miserable mess. Everyone knows who he really is, and his wife. She would enable her sons to beat on women and help them do it while the women begged her for help she and Bob would just laugh at them and do nothing to.the boys. There was no relationship between the kids and Bob, the kids tried so hard they went mental, emotional, anger/rage problems. This is a very rough bunch yet still prayers for their loss and that they truly find Christ sincerely.

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Pam Shields

Apr 18, 2024

Kathy, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Robert. I remember his sense of humor.

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Gail Tucker

Apr 18, 2024

Stanley,Donna, Meghan, Tyler and all the family I am so very sorry for your loss. Elsie was a dear freeing and a mentor for so many women who worked with her over the year. She was one of strongest woman of faith I have ever known. I will miss her deeply

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Tim morgan

Apr 18, 2024

Love n Prayers

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Joyce Clark

Apr 18, 2024

Elsie was a wonderful friend. A great neighbor to my mom(Irene) Donna and Stanley our prayers are certainly with you and may GOD continue to bless you.

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Daniel Childs

Apr 17, 2024

Bobby and Julie, so sorry to hear about Uncle Robert. I will always remember the times we spent at your house in Williamsburg, his humor and kindness.

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Sherri Thompson

Apr 17, 2024

Bobby and Julie
Sorry for your loss!
Much love and hugs 💕

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Maxine McCoy

Apr 17, 2024

Robert w always like a little brother to me. I loved his beautiful smile and sense of humor. Rest in peace Robert we will miss you .

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Donna Meador

Apr 17, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear of Roberts passing. May peace a be comfort for family and friends.

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Carolyn McCormack Hinkle

Apr 17, 2024

So sorry for your loss
Kathy

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