It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of one of our own Auxiliary members, Debbie Moore Linkous, on Friday, January 5, 2018. Debbie was a lifetime member of the Christiansburg Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She was very active in the Auxiliary and served many terms as the Auxiliary’s Historian. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sim and Evelyn Moore; and brother, Dick Hagy.

Debbie is survived by her husband William Linkous; sons, Billy Linkous and John Linkous (Kelly) grandchildren, Maria, Brunner, Dexton, and Stella; sisters-in-law, Joanne Hagy and Wanda McCraw.

Debbie was an animal lover especially, her dogs. She also enjoyed collecting lighthouses and Wizard of Oz memorabilia and loved spending time with her husband and grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 09, 2018 from 5-7:00 pm at Horne Funeral Home. The Memorial Service will take place Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 2:00 pm in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Neuse officiating. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Christiansburg Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

The Auxiliary has lost a very kind and wonderful woman, Sharon H. Brennan.  Sharon was a Past President of the VSFA Auxiliary, currently on the Executive Board and is on several committees.  Sharon always had the fire service and the Auxiliary in her heart and soul.  Last year was the first year she has ever missed a Convention and we truly felt her spirit there even though she was not physically there.

Sharon was a mentor to many of the officers going up the chairs and was always there for a phone call, advice or a great big hug.

Sharon will be missed by not only her family but her fire department family around the Commonwealth of Virginia and across the country.

Please Keep her husband Allen, Past President of the State Association, her daughter Liz, current Jr. Past President and her grandchildren, Sarah and Liz in your thoughts and prayers.

Past President Phyllis Williams (Christiansburg)

Information of deceased members may be submitted here to be included in the memorial program for the annual convention.

Debbie Moore Linkous (Christiansburg)

Margaret (Peggie) Murray (Vienna)

Past President Sharon Brennan (Fredericksburg)

The Auxiliary has lost another amazing and kind woman this year.  Phyllis Williams, Past President and Past Secretary of the VSFA Auxiliary.  Phyllis passed away on August 23, 2019.

Phyllis has served with the Christiansburg Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Auxiliary to the Virginia State Firefighter's Association for over 40 years.  She was the Secretary for the State Auxiliary for 25 years.

Phyllis was an amazing woman who was a mentor to many of us as we were all considered family to her.  This is a loss to the Christiansburg Community, the State Auxiliary and she has left a special place in our hearts.

Please continue to keep her family and the Christiansburg Fire Department and Auxiliary in your prayers.


Margaret (Peggie) Murray was an Auxiliary Life Member with 37 years of service. She was also a life member of the Auxiliary to the Virginia State Firefighter's Association.

In 2014 Peggie received the Kate Johnson Spirit Award in recognition of her community service.

Peggie is the mother of Auxiliary Life Member of 35 years Claudia Smallwood.

Margaret Moberly Murray, age 90 of Manassas, VA and formerly of Vienna, VA died on January 4, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband George Louis Murray and is survived by her children Claudia Smallwood (Steve), Patricia Bailey (Russ), Kathleen Panek (Arno) and William Murray (Jenny) She is survived by 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA. On Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 5 PM - 7 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 1100 AM in Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas, VA.

Interment will be at Quantico National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary or to Capital Care Hospice.