Classmate Obituaries - Letter L
These obituaries correspond with the yearbooks that are listed on this website. Whenever possible, the source of the obituary will be shown as well as the date.
Elzada Lakin, age 80, of Paron; passed away Thursday May 24, 2007. She was born on March 4, 1927. Mrs. Lakin was retired from Timex as a laborer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lakin and a son, Keith Lakin. She is survived by her son, Rickey Lakin and wife Glenda of Little Rock; daughter, Cindy Smith and husband Steve of Redfield; sister, Ruby Suttle of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday night at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park. (from Ashby Funeral Home online obituary) Paron Class of 1945
Eulis Fay "Don" Lancaster, 83, of Roanoke, Virginia, died Friday, December 12, 2003. He retired as a U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant after 22 years service. He served in World War II and Korea. After retiring from the Air Force, he joined the American Red Cross and served a tour in Viet Nam. He retired from the Red Cross after 18 years of service. He was a member of the Ronoake Valley Breakfast Lions Club and received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award twice. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Narrie Lovell Lancaster; a son, Shannon Lancaster and his wife, Linda, of Hot Springs; two daughters, Vicci Lancaster of Alexandria, Virginia, and Kelly Palmer and her husband, Steve, of Fincastle, Virginia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Lancaster and his wife, Ellene, of Benton; family friends, John and Sharon Johnson of Roanoke, Virginia. Graveside service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lotz Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Roanoke Valley Breakfast Lions Club or the American Cancer Society. (from Benton Courier online obituary) Class of 1940