NAPUS, USPS and Be The Match

If you have not signed up to be a marrow donor and are interested, the Postal Service will cover the 100.00 cost to join the registry.

Be sure to use the promo code "USPS" when registering and it will let you bypass the payment screen. The Postal Service will continue to cover the cost of joining the registry for all employees who are between the ages of 18 and 60.

State Convention Plans


Executive board meeting will be Thursday evening. General Session and training on Friday ad Saturday. The banquet will be Saturday Night with a theme of Caribbean Night. So wear your favorite tropical island attire and be prepared to do the limbo. How low can you go??? Still working on finalizing the schedule. The District Managers from NOVA and The Richmond Districts will be there. The Appalachian District Manager will not be able to attend due to a previous engagement. David Ravenelle our new Executive Director will be there. If you are interested in participating in a Golf Tournament, please contact Carol Moser at

Wayne M. Harrell


Wayne M. Harrell, 72, passed away peacefully at Southside Regional Medical Center on Friday, July 12, 2013. He was the son of the late Manson Vernon and Margaret Harrell. A 1958 graduate of Waverly High School and a 1960 graduate of Shenandoah College, Wayne was a member of Newville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. He attended the Waverly Congregational Christian Church.

Wayne retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 38 years of service, the last 22 years as the postmaster in Waverly. He was known for going the extra mile to serve the citizens of Waverly. He was active in the National Association of Postmasters (NAPUS), serving as state president and national vice-president. He was currently employed by Van Cleef Auto Parts, where his co-workers and customers became cherished friends.

Wayne loved his hometown of Waverly and was active with many civic endeavors. He was past president of Waverly Ruritan Club and he was honored by the Ruritan National president for 50 years of membership in 2013, and he had 42 consecutive years of perfect attendance. He was a member of the Waverly Volunteer Rescue Squad, actively serving for 10 years and as the squad’s treasurer for 40 years.

A member of the Sussex County Board of Supervisors for 12 years, Wayne was especially proud of physical improvements made to the county’s schools during his tenure while advocating for low taxes for the county’s residents.

Wayne and his wife enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. A talented baseball and softball player until age 70, Wayne coached several Waverly little league teams. An avid Red Sox fan, Wayne and his son completed their life-long quest to see all 30 Major League baseball stadiums last summer and he attended Red Sox World Series in Boston in 1967, 1975 and 2004.

Wayne is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Betty Conrad Harrell; son, Ken Harrell and wife, Jeannie of Charleston, SC; daughter, Janet Monahan and husband, Kevin of Surry; grandchildren, Drew and Brad Monahan, and Jay, Ned and Elizabeth Harrell; sister, Gayle Bain and husband, R.H. of Waverly and brothers, Gregory Harrell and wife, Mary Ann of Roanoke, Ted Harrell and wife, Janice of Emerald Isle, NC and David Harrell of Waverly.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 14, 2013 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home Wakefield Chapel from 4 to 6:00 p.m. A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2013 at Waverly Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. Chuck Willman and the Rev. Randy Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow at Newville Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Waverly Volunteer Rescue Squad P.O. Box 583 Waverly, VA 23890. Condolences may be posted at - See more at: