Monday, December 29, 2008

Memorial service for Hank Gregory, Jan 4 at 3 pm.

April 3, 1921-December 22, 2008

Henry D. (Hank) Gregory, III, of Roanoke, retired GE engineer and philanthropist, Presbyterian elder and wit, died December 22, 2008. As he might have put it, "There's now one less of-us young folks around than there used to be."Born in Denver, Colorado, to Henry, Jr. and Marion Hawkins Gregory and educated in Denver public schools, he graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado in 1942. In that same year, he married Lorraine Bixby (who predeceased him in 2001) and began in Schenectady, New York his 42-year career with General Electric. There the couple's three children were born. In 1956, the family moved to Roanoke with GE, from which Mr. Gregory retired in 1984. In 2005, he married Imogene Dean, shared joy and love and support with her until he died, and embraced her children as his own.

Mr. Gregory was a leader and supporter of First Presbyterian Church, Treasurer of the Roanoke County Republican Party, a member of the GE Elfin Society; and delivered Meals on Wheels (his final time only days before his death). Hank Gregory received each day as a gift, and gratefully gave himself and his treasure to support his church and other agencies he saw to be serving his God's holy and loving purposes.

He is survived, and his memory is cherished, by his widow, Imogene Gregory; by his children: Henry Duval, IV "Greg," (Barbara "Bobi" Dixon), Lorinda Rae "Rindy" Lionberger (Sam), and Scott Charles (Kaye Carter); by his stepchildren, Nancy Reid (Lon), Lawrence Young, and Mary Beth Coffey (Bruce); by his nine grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren; by his sixteen great-grandchildren; and by his cousins Virginia Hawkins and Donald Hawkins (Margaret). The family wishes to express its deep gratitude to the Roanoke Memorial Hospital Neurotrauma ICU and to Chaplain Lisa Myers, for their excellent practice of the healing arts, and their even better compassion as human beings.

The Rev. Bob Smith will lead a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 3 p.m. An informal reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Fundraiser for Ken Cuccinelli in Roanoke Area, Fri. Jan. 9

Friday January 9th - Roanoke Reception for Republican AG candidate Ken Cuccinelli

Hosted by Senator Ralph Smith,

Ed Creed and Charles & Kimberly Dudley

At the Dudley's home

752 Scarlet Drive, Daleville 24083


$35 per person/$50 per couple

Sponsors needed: $1000, $500, $250 or $100

RSVP to Emily Stewart at or call 804-523-4538

Monday, December 15, 2008

Next Republican County meeting, Thur. Feb. 5

The next Roanoke County Republican Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 5, 7 pm, at a place to be announced.

For more information, contact

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ken Cuccinelli wins AG poll and award

This past weekend, we held the annual Republican Party of Virginia Don Huffman Advance in Hot Springs, Virginia.

This event draws Republican activists from across the state.

The event sponsored a "straw poll" for the Republican nomination for Attorney are the results....

Cuccinelli wins the RPV Advance Strawpoll.

The results are as follows:

Cuccinelli, 47.8%Brownlee, 38.4%Foster, 13.8%

Congratulations to Senator Ken Cuccinelli
Ken Cuccinelli wins 2008 Legislator of the Year award from The Family Foundation

On Nov. 20, 2008, The Family Foundation was thrilled to present the 2008 Legislator of the Year Award to state Senator Ken Cuccinelli (R-37, Centreville). Cuccinelli fought to defund Planned Parenthood in the 2008 General Assembly by introducing a budget amendment in the Senate. That fight shut down the Senate for over four hours while Republicans and Democrats fought within their own caucuses. Ultimately, the vote was a 20-20 tie with Lt. Governor Bill Bolling casting the deciding vote in favor of the amendment. The budget amendment, unfortunately, was not included in the final budget.

Senator Cuccinelli has been an advocate for property rights, life, marriage and many other values in his time in the state Senate. We were pleased to be able to honor him.