Patricia W. Sink, 70, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. She was a member of the Roanoke Valley Bowling Association Hall of Fame. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Virginia Wright. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Ronnie Sink; son, Kenneth Ray Sink; grandson, Joshua Robert Sink; loving companion, Coco; sisters-in-law, Karolyn Sink and Sandra Sink; brother-in- law, Bobby Sink; and several nieces and nephews.
Evelyn Marie Long, 85, of Roanoke, Va., went to be with her Lord on Friday, December 3, 2010. Evelyn was a longtime member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church where she especially enjoyed her Sunday School fellowship. She was an avid bowler and member of the Virginia Bowler’s Hall of Fame. In her later years she enjoyed playing Bridge at the Mountain View Senior Recreation Center. Memorial Services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Woodlawn United Methodist Church with the Rev. Louis Strickler officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Oakey’s South Chapel, 540-989-3131.
Christine Brightwell Decker, 90, of Roanoke, Va., died on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital. She served many years on the Roanoke Women’s Bowling Association and was inducted into the Association’s Hall of Fame in 1991. She was employed as an accountant for 17 years at All Star Lanes before retiring in 1983. The family suggests that memorials may be made to Melrose Baptist Church, 3520 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Va. 24019. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2010, at Melrose Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Sprouse officiating. The interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2010, at Oakey’s North Chapel, 540-362-1237.
Laurie Zirkle bowled her first 300 in the Vinton Belles League at Vinton Bowling Center on January 26, 2006. Laurie is the first RVWBA bowler to achieve this prestigious milestone. Laurie has been bowling on-and-off for about 30 years and has been a member of the Roanoke Valley WBA for 14 years. CONGRATULATIONS Laurie for this great achievement, and hope you may have more of the same.