Blackstone, Virginia Funeral Homes

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Blackstone, Virginia Funeral Homes
1400 S Main St
Blackstone, Virginia 23824
(434) 292-3240
520 N Main St
Blackstone, Virginia 23824
(434) 292-3937
504 S East St
Blackstone, Virginia 23824
(434) 292-5559
Blackstone, Virginia Obituaries and News
Betsy Drake: Actress and writer who married Cary Grant, introducing him to LSD, and survived the sinking of the Andrea Doria ocean liner November 18, 2015

Drake, whose grandfather helped build the landmark Drake and Blackstone hotels in Chicago ... By the time she left the all-girl Madeira School in McLean, Virginia at 17, she had begun to draw attention for her good looks and rumba skills. (The Independent)

DOROTHY L. MARLOWE November 16, 2015

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m., at the Blackstone Funeral Home in ... Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311. Visit to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family. (

Betsy Drake, 92; actress who shared life, LSD with Cary Grant November 14, 2015

Ms. Drake, whose grandfather helped build the landmark Drake and Blackstone hotels in Chicago ... By the time she left the all-girls Madeira School in McLean, Va., at 17, she had begun to draw attention for her good looks and rumba skills. (The Boston Globe)

Billy Roger McGinnis November 13, 2015

He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 52 years, Katie Taylor McGinnis; his children, Stephanie Burgess of Maple Fork, Brenda Gardner of Wytheville, Va., Ella Jo McGinnis ... McGinnis Family Cemetery on Blackstone Drive at Sandlick. (The Register Herald)

Betsy Drake dies; actress was Cary Grant's third wife, Andrea Doria survivor November 11, 2015

The others were to actress Virginia Cherrill (1934-'35), Woolworth's heiress Barbara ... The actress, a member of the clan that founded the Drake and Blackstone hotels in Chicago, was born in Paris, where her father, a writer, had taken his family. (San Jose Mercury News)

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Funeral Home Reviews
Blackwater, Virginia
Robinette Funeral Home handled the services for my father on Sunday. Pat, his family, and Johnny are professionals who add a personal and sincere touch.

Orange, Virginia
In addition to all of the advertising, would it be possible to list the obituary so that those of us who live out-of-town could be informed?

Kilmarnock, Virginia
Trying to find dead certificate for Miss Alica Ball 619 Black Stump road, Father Joseph Ball, mother Edna Ball. (301) 848-8188

Rose Hill, Virginia
today is the 20 0f april your web site needs to be updated on funerals that you have

Gordonsville, Virginia
My wife lost her father last month and they were nothing but EXCELLENT in service and making sure everything went to our plans. I have known them for years....Gary & Randy and knew that was the best place for my Father-in-law to be when the time came......even though it was so short. Thank you Gary,and Michael for the best services/funeral anyone could of asked for for....excellent guys and they really care! Something you don't see alot of now a days. Mike & Kathi Morgan