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Born in 1920 in Floyd, Va., to Loraine Howard Akers and Charles Akers, Edith was the first born of 11 children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved son, Denny Sledd; her husband of 60 years, Otto Dempsey Sledd; brothers Winston Akers, Frank Akers, Ronnie Akers and Charles Akers Jr.; and sister Eileen Patrick. Comment?
He was born Nov. 17, 1957, in Wythe County, Va., son of the late Orborn M. Martin and Daisy Irene Padgett Martin. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Danny M. Martin. Comment?
It may seem like a long journey from a pastoral cattle farm beside Ruebush Road in Dublin to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Las Vegas Boulevard, but that's the very path Brian Bunn took during the past 22 years to arrive at the American Country Music Awards tonight. Tonight, he'll continue his pattern of performing critically acclaimed and popular songs, this time with country music's Thomas Rhett, who'll be singing his chart-topping single, " Die a Happy Man ," nominated for Single Record of the Year. Comment?
Clarence Marvin Sink, 72, of Dublin, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in his home surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Marvin and Eliza Sink. Comment?
The Marine Corps Toys for Tots program will help make Christmas a little brighter for children in the New River Valley by holding a "toy run" for motorcyclists Nov. 22 that begins in Christiansburg and ends at Walmart in Fairlawn. Marine Crops League Detachment 1190, chartered 10 years ago, is sponsoring the toy drive to collect new, unwrapped toys to distribute to less-fortunate children in the community. Comment?
Prominent Pulaski attorney Colonel Thomas J. McCarthy Jr. of Draper, Va., died Nov. 1, 2015, at his home in Draper's Valley. Born Nov. 24, 1943, in Pulaski, Va., Tom was the only child of Thomas J. McCarthy Sr. and Jane Osborne McCarthy. Comment?
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