Dorcas Austin Roseberry

Dorcas Austin Roseberry, age 89 of Pulaski, died Monday morning February 9, 2009 in Pulaski Community Hospital.  She was born June 11, 1919 in Wythe Co. and was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Surratt Austin and Charles Orville Austin.  She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pulaski, where she was an active member until her recent illness.  During World War II, she worked at Arlington Hall in Washington D.C., and later worked in retail.  Her remaining years were spent at home raising her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Edward Roseberry.  They were married July 5, 1945 and spent 61 wonderful years together until his death in 2006.  Also preceding her were four brothers Joseph Warren Austin, Earl Lester Austin, Herbert Wayne Austin and Fred S. Austin.  She is survived by her daughter Jan Roseberry Butcher and her husband J. Jeffrey of Stephens City, Va.; a sister Clara A. McConnell of Pulaski, a brother Ray Rudolph Austin and his wife Betty of Martinsville.  She is also survived by two grandchildren James Bennett Butcher of Reston, and Laura Elizabeth Butcher, of Stephens City.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Randy Winn and the Rev. J. Jeffrey Butcher officiating.  Entombment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons in Pulaski.  Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the First Christian Church, P.O. Box 1007, Pulaski, Va. 24301.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting  Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.



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