Melda Dean Linkous


Melda Dean Linkous, 85, of Bluefield, VA, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 At Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born in Davey, WV, she was the daughter of the late Rans Edward and Grace Jane Payne Dangerfield. She was a faithful, long standing member of Graham Christian Church, serving on many committees, and the Willing Workers Circle. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who was hospitable and loved helping others. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed serving meals for her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy S. Linkous; her brother: R.E. Dangerfield, Jr; special nephew: Jack Litz III and many special friends.
She will be lovingly and affectionately missed by her son: Donnie and wife, Donna of Bluefield, VA; daughter: Vicky Gillespie and husband, Bob of Bluefield, VA; sisters: Carolyn Farley and husband, Harold of Norfork, VA and Katie Litz and husband, Jack Jr of Kingsport, TN; grandchildren: Paul Lazenby and wife, Stephanie of Walland, TN, Scott Linkous and wife, Meghan of Fort Mill, SC and Katie Tinder and husband, Douglas of Bluefield, VA; great-grandchildren: Scotty Linkous, Rylan Linkous, Sloane Tinder and Lachlan Tinder; many nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate Melda Dean's life will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Graham Christian Church with Rev. Gary Lyons officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jay Rasnick, Richard Owensby, Mark Cole, Mike Mchaffa, John Litz and James Litz.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Dudley Memorial from 5-7 P.M.
Published on February 8, 2019
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Darryl Mooney
Feb 11, 2019
Prayers for the family. Mrs. Linkous will be missed by all who knew her. She was a wonderful lady and it was my privilege to get to know her over the years. Heaven gained another angel.
Amalia Lawrence
Feb 10, 2019
Dear Linkous family,
I am so sorry to hear about Dean. She was one of a kind- always so kind and positive. She will be missed!
Amalia Lawrence
Bonnie Vance Allen
Feb 09, 2019
Dean was a wonderful lady. She was always nice and respectful. Aunt Pinky will be heart broken. God bless you all. My live and prayers are with you
Shane and April Gunter
Feb 09, 2019
Donnie and family, We’re very sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayer are with you and your family.
Greg and Theresa
Feb 09, 2019
Vicky and Donny, so sorry for the loss of Aunt Dean. We loved her so much and we will miss her dearly. Sorry we cannot make it but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our love.
Greg and Theresa Farley
Feb 09, 2019
Vicky and Donny, we are so sorry that we can not be there. We love her so much and we will miss her. Aunt Dean was a very special Aunt to us. You all are in our prayers. Sending you our love.
Dreama Blankenship Peaks
Feb 08, 2019
I'm so sorry that this special lady has left us. Loved her so much!
Sherman & Ann Branch
Feb 08, 2019
Our hearts are broken on the passing of Dean She was our special friend and we pray for Donnie and all the family to remem-ber a life well lived is now at peace. Dean was a loving person and will be missed by many.