Sep 242015


Brenda Honaker Rea

February 20, 1949 – September, 22, 2015

Brenda Honaker Rea, 66, of Greensboro, NC, passed awayTuesday afternoon, September 22, 2015 at Augusta Health Center in Fishersville, VA.
A graveside service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, September 25, at Ridgeview Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Rea was born February 20, 1949 in Lebanon, VA to the late Carl Samuel Honaker and Opal Shepherd Honaker Monroe.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas L. Rea of the home; son, Timothy Rea and wife, Angela of Summerfield; two grandchildren, Haley and Joshua Rea; sisters, Jeanne H. Furr and Bonnie A. Bartee, both of Fishersville, VA; and one niece, Lynn Morell of Staunton, VA.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Honaker Glass and brother, Johnny Honaker.
There will be no formal visitation.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at
(VSDB Class 1967)
Sep 242015
Anna Belle M. Yates
Aug. 19, 1925 – Sept. 23, 2015
Anna Belle McClung Yates, 90, of Staunton passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at King’s Daughters’ Community Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Jacob Ralph McClung and Ida Pearl.
Anna Belle was a graduate of West Virginia School for the Deaf and Gallaudet University. She was a member of the sorority, Phi Kappa Zeta. Anna Belle worked for more than 30 years as the librarian at Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She greatly enjoyed reading, traveling and dancing. Anna Belle had a great passion for her home state, “montani semper liberi,” and she loved animals. She also took great pride in being a mother, taking care of and loving her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred P. Yates Jr. Survivors include her son, Ralph A. Yates and wife, Pam, of Warner Robins, Georgia; two daughters, Jo Belle Anthony and husband, David H., and April Y. Keegan and husband, Ty, all of Staunton; eight grandchildren, Fred P. Yates III, Michanne Yates, Mathew Altmeyer and Erin Newton, all of Georgia, Jessica Baake and husband, Paul, of Chester, Joshua Anthony and wife, Molly, of Charlottesville, Lyndsey Keegan of Staunton and Kelsey Sprouse and husband, Josh, of Fulks Run; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lula Dickey of Independence, Missouri.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, with Pastor John Eicher officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Anna Belle’s memory to the Virginia School of the Deaf Alumni Association, Staunton, and/or your local SPCA.
Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family by visiting
Sep 212015

Richard Allen Green, 80, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2015.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Jean Brogan Green; mother-in-law, Shelby Brogan; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. prior to the service at the Funeral Home.
The Green family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

(Note: Richard Green was former VSDB student.)