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New River Valley Obiturary Collection

The obituraries listed in this section are from various sources including those listed below. Most of these were published in newspapers in the southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina area during the 1999 to 2001 time period. Some appear to be old obituaries but the specific sources for these older obituaries are not known.

  1. 1895 Fisher's River Primitive Baptist Association
  2. 1898-1901 Minutes of the Little River Regular Baptist Association
  3. 1904 Minutes of the Little River Regular Baptist Association
  4. 1905 Fisher's River Primitive Baptist Association
  5. 1910 Ashe Baptist Association Minutes Obituaries
  6. 1920-1934 Minutes of the Blue Ridge Baptist Association
  7. 1930 Minutes of the Mountain Union Baptist Association
  8. 1946-1963 Minutes of the Senter District Primitive Baptist Association
  9. 1947-1951 Minutes of the Reorganized Little River Regular Baptist Association
  10. 1958 Smyth County News, Marion, VA
  11. 1976-1981 Christian Unity Separate Baptist Association Obituaries
  12. 1999-2001 Newspapers, including other sources and various dates

In some cases the dates of births or deaths were not included in the obituaries. When full dates are not known they are not included in the table.

In the 1958 obituaries the Smyth County News rarely gave date of death, but stated that the individual died "last Tuesday," "Friday," etc. Unless otherwise annotated, these dates herein represent the transcriber's best estimate of death date, and should be used as a guideline only.

New River Valley Obiturary Collection
Surname Given Name Birth Death Obit
Bartly Martha 18 Dec 1863 25 Jan 1900 Martha Bartly was born Dec. 18, 1863. Was married to Calvin Todd Feb. 5, 1897 unto them was born 2 children. She professed a hope in Christ and joined the church at Roaring Gap and was baptized the same day. Died Jan. 25, 1900, age 36 years 11 months and 7days. She was a faithful member. Our loss was her eternal gain. Weep not deep friends, but strive to meet daughter, wife and mother in Heaven above. Elder M. E. Pool, Chairman
Royal Barbara 20 Nov 1857 28 Feb 1900 Barbara Royal whose maiden name was Wagoner was born November 20th, 1857. Crossed the river of death February 28th, 1900. Age 42 years 3 months and 8 days. She was married to J. T. Royal July 7th, 1887. There were born unto them 6 children 3 of whom have gone to the Spirit Land. She professed faith in Christ and joined the chruch at Lovett's Chapel November 4th Saturday, 1894, and lived a faithful member 'til her death.
Edwards Elizabeth 1 Aug 1879 10 May 1900 Sister Elizabeth Edwards was born August 1st 1879. She was a daughter of John A. and Mahala Caudill. She professed a hope in Christ and joined the church at Landmark Oct. 16th, 1895, and was baptized by Elders Isom Edwards and A. J. Wagoner Oct. 20th, 1895. She lived a christian life and was a faithful member of the church. She let her light so shine that those who lived around her took knowledge of her that she had been with Jesus, and she proved by her life and conversation that she was a child of God. She was married to Mack Edwards Dec.22, 1898. Died May 10, 1900, age 21 years 9 months and 9 days. She leaves a husband and little child and many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. But we believe our loss is her eternal gain, and we can only say farewell dear sister till we meet again. Wiley Combs
Caudill Phebe 8 Jul 1879 10 May 1900 Phebe Caudill was born July 8th, 1879. Died July 29, 1900, age 21 years and 21 days. She was a daughter of James T. And Elvira Caudill. Married Mr. Lonnie Sheets May 20, 1899. She professed a hope in Christ and joined Landmark church Oct. 15, 1895 and was baptized Oct. 20, 1895 by Elders Isom Edwards and A. J. Wagoner. Sister Phebe honored that profession and by her walks and Godly conversation proved to the world that she was a child of God. While her seat is vacant in the church and her tongue is silent in the home her spirit is shouting the praised of God around that Celestial Throne in heaven. Sad! But true her stay with her husband was short, only about 11 months, when she had to bid him adieu. We can only say to the bereaved try to meet that dear sister where parting is no more. As a child she was obedient, as a wife she was true, as a christian she was faithful, and is now resting from all her labors in the sweet bye and bye. Written by C. S. McKnight
Kennedy Thompson 10 Feb 1829 13 Aug 1900 Brother Thompson Kennedy was born Feby 10th 1829, died Aug. 13th 1900, age 71 years 6 months and 8 days. He was married to Sarah Edwards Dec. 1851. Unto them were born three sons of whom two are still living. His kind and christian wife, preceeded him to the Glory Land. Sister Sarah Kennedy having departed this life Aug. 10th 1894, age 61 years 4 months and 22 days. Farewell dear brother and sister till we meet in that bright world.
Davis Linnie B. 3 Jan 1884 22 Sep 1900 Linnie B. Davis was born Jan 3, 1884, died Sept 22, 1900. Age 16 years 8 months and 19 days. She was the daughter of Emery and Polly Davis. Just in the prime of life, when nature seemed to foretell the beauties of health and the enjoyments of life in this world, disease made its way into this humble home and took hold upon our beloved sister and brought her down upon the couch to suffer and die. Little did they think that Linnie's sickness was unto death. But she told her father and mother that she would never get well, and that she wanted them to meet her in heaven. She said she was going to see Lula, her baby sister that had passed away Sept. 13th, 1896. I visited her just before she died and I never heard such a bright testimony in all my life of her future happiness in the far beyond. She knew every thing till the last and called up her cousins and begged them to meet her in Heaven. Then with an angelic smile upon her face, and voice clear and sweet, she sung her favorite song, "Oh, why not tonight?" And then passed away to Spirit land, there to be with the redeemed forever more. Bereaved friends ever let those words of Linnie's have a place in your memory and do as she bid you to meet her in that beautiful city on high, where there is no sickness, pain nor death, but all joy, peace and happiness forever. Sleep on dear Linnie's till the trumpet shall sound, To wake the nations under ground, And soar above with kindred meet And cast your crown at Jesus' feet. Written by request, A. McKnight
Larrow Mattie C.   29 Apr 1901 Mattie C. Larrow departed this life April 29, 1901. Making her stay on earth 40 years, 8 mouths and 3 days. She was the daughter of Elder Johu K. and Sarah Baldwin and was the wife of Bro. Thomas Larrow who had served South Fork church as a Deacon for a number of years. Sister Mattie was ever ready to work for the cause of her Savior. She professed religion about the age of 14 or 15 years in a revival meeting at Prathers Creek church and was baptized into the fellowship of the same church by Elder I. W. Landreth. About 21 years ago she moved her membership to South Fork church and there lived a consistent member until death. She requested that Elder W. B. and E. E. Wyatt should preach her funeral on the 5th Sunday in June. Her request was carried out. Farewell dear sister till we see thy Heavenly face. We loved her perhaps too well For the one we loved so dearly has forever passed away. Elder E. E. Wyatt
Stamper Solomon S. 26 Apr 1822 16 May 1901 Solomon S. Stamper was born April 26, 1822 and departed this life May 16, 1901. Age 79 years and 20 days. He was married to Lydia Pruitt in the year 1840. Unto them were born five children which are all living. He professed a hope in Christ and joined the Church at Pleasant Grove several years before he died and was baptized by Elder A. J. Wagoner and lived a Christian life up to his death. He left a lasting evidence that he was going to Heaven his everlasting home to meet with friends that has gone, on before. We would say to the Children prepare to meet thy God in peace that you may be able to see your father's face again, where there will be no more sad parting. He has a large connection to mourn their loss. But we feel our loss is his eternal gain. He is gone, his seat in the church is vacant. His body lies in the cold grave to wait the resurrection from. His body spirit is resting we trust in that happy world above. O may we all be ready, too, "heed the call Conies for us to go. Wiley Combs, Committee.
Sturgill James 28 May 1816 22 Jun 1901 James Sturgill was born May 28th, 1816 and departed this life June 22, 1901, making his stay on earth 85 years and 24 days. He was married to Susan Baldwin July 25th, 1837 to them was given 9 children, 2 sons and 7 daughters, all living, and we hope they will meet their father and mother that passed our of this world Dec. 29th, 1868. Brother and sister Sturgill professed a hope in Christ soon after their marriage and was baptized into the fellowship of the baptist church and lived consistent members of South Fork church until death. A few hours before his death he called all his children around his bed and took each one by the hand and requested them to always love each other and live like Christians. Children never forget the words of a pious father, and I hope we will not forget that earnest prayer that we heard him pray for his church, children and grandchildren. Farewell dear friends on earth below My body to the tombe must go And with my Lord I hope to be Prepare for death and follow me. Elder E. E. Wyatt
Richardson Sarah Ann 5 Jun 1857 23 Jun 1901 Sarah Ann Richardson was born June 5, 1857, and departed this life June 23, 1901. Age 44 years and 15 days. She was married to Alexander Richardson about 16 years before her death. Her husband Passed on to the glory land about 4 years before her. She leaves three little fatherless and motherless children in the hands of the Lord and on the mercies of the people with many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. She Professed a hope in Christ and joined the Church at Pleasant Grove and was baptized by Elder Caloway Blevins. She lived up to her Christian duty by filling her seat in the church and letting her daily walks and conversation honor her profession. She was a bright and shining light in the church. But she is gone never to return. But by the grace of God we can meet; her in the glory land above. May God bless and save the dear little children in the Heavenly world, is our prayer for Christ sake. We can only say farewell dear sister til we meet again. Wiley Combs, Committee.
Hodge Nancy 0 Mar 1832 24 Jun 1901 Sister Nancy Hodge was born March 1832. Was married to John Edwards at the age of 17 years. Unto them was born one daughter, and after the death of her husband she lived a widow until 1879. When she married Columbus Dicken, they lived in peace 11 years, and after his death she remained a widow. She professed a hope ill Christ and joined the Church at Glade Creek and was baptized into the fellowship of Saddle Mountain Church some years ago by Elder A Mcknight. She was taken sick June 2, 1901, and died the 24 of the same month. Making her stay here on earth about 69 years. Sister Nancy ever honored her profession. She leaves three sisters, one daughter and six grand children to mourn their loss. She bore her affliction with patience. She said just before she passed away that she would he better off when she left this world. Our loss is her eternal gain. Farewell dear friend here below. My body to the tomb must go And with my Lord I soon shall be. Prepare for death and follow me. Elder M. E. Pool, Chairman.
Hendrix Thos. E. 22 Jan 1846 4 Jul 1901 Brother Thos. E. Hendrix was born Jan. 22, 1846, and died July 4, 1901, age 55 years, 5 months and 12 days, he was a son of Ancil and Emma Hendrix. He was married to Matilda Walker in the year 1867. There were twelve children born until them 7 boys and 5 girls, two dead, and ten living. He professed a hope in Christ about 26 years ago, at Covenant Church, Wilkes County at a revival meeting. He joined the baptist church at Pleasant Grove, Feb. 7th, 1900 and was baptized by Elder Isom Edwards and F. M. Osborn and lived a consistent member until the death angel wafted his spirit home to the glory land. His affliction was great, he bore them with much patience and said, it is alright or would not have been so. His sickness lasted about six weeks. A few days before this he called his wife and son Willie to his bedside and told them he had to die. He said all is well with, I see nothing in the way, he also called his baby to his bed, grasp each other and kissed each other and bid each other farewell, he told his children to be good children to be good children and meet her in Heaven. May the children ever remember the good counsel of a dying father and meet him in Heaven. Brother Hendrix was a good citizen and we believe a good Christian man. His seat is vacant at home and at his church. He leave a wife and ten children and a host of friends to mourn their loss, but what we feel as our loss is his eternal gain. May the blessing of God rest upon the widow and children and his many friends until they meet in Heaven. Farewell dear brother till we meet and cast our crowns at Jesus' feet and sing the triumph of his love. Written by Request. Rev. Isom Edwards
Higgins Ida 3 Dec 1875 21 Jul 1901 Sister Ida Higgins was born Dec. 3, 1875. Died 21, 1901. Age 26 years, 7 months and 18 days. She was a daughter of Brisom and Julia Kirby. She was married to C.T. Higgin Sept. 25,1895. I have known Sister Ida from childhood and on up to her death, she was always kind to every body. She professed a hope in Christ Jan. 19th, 1899, and lived in honor of that profession and was a bright light herein the world. While, she and her husband together with their daughter was enjoying life, disease made way in their loving home, and laid prostrate sister Ida upon her bed. She bore her affliction with patience and fortitude. And when the death angel came she could fold her arms and bid farewell to husbaud, daughter, father and mother and all her relatives and join in with the redeemed above. Brother Troy I can only say, press forward and some day can hale her happy on the banks of sweet deliverance. Raise the little motherless daughter up to the glory of God, that she, too, can meet mother in the Heavenly world. My prayers are to God to comfort the bereaved ones in their trouble and make up the absence of sister Ida with the presence of thy Holy Spirit. The funeral services was conducted by the writer before she was placed in the new made grave to Resurrection morn. Text. Rev. 7:17 verse: "For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall lead them and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters; and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." With the promise of these words the exchange of sister Ida from this world of woe, was a happy one. Such love and meekness so divine, I would transcribe and make them mine. A. McKnight
Johnston Ira Thomas 6 Mar 1905 24 May 1905 Obituary and Dedication found in the 1972 Ashe Baptist Association Minutes. Ira Thomas Johnston, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Johnston of the Idlewild-Blue Ridge Communities, rendered a distinct service to the cause of our Master for many years here in Ashe County. Aside from the sacred relationship he had with his companion of the years and their son, he rendered service to our people in two distinct areas of life: the political and religious. In this tribute to his memory I shall speak only of the religious contribution he made through the church in which he held his membership, in the Ashe Baptist Association and through the Bapist Sate Convention of North Carolina. Early in his life he made his personal commitment to Jesus Christ as his Lord and united with the Old Fields Baptist Church. But his spiritual pilgrimage was to lead him to transfer his membership to the old Jefferson Baptist Church and from there to the First Baptist Church, West Jefferson, where he rendered a distinct service as long-time teacher of the Men's Bible Class; only illness or absence from the community could keep him from his appointed post of duty. Furthermore, he set the proper example for Sunday School teachers by remaining for the Worship hour; no pastor ever had a more loyal nor faithful supporter than he. Brother Johnston rendered a dishnet service to the Ashe Baptist Association through he years. He was a delegate from his church almost every year and participated in the deliberations of the association with sympathy for its work and concern for its progress. He served on many of its committees, most notably its Executive Committee of which he was Chairman for many years. He also served as a member of the General Board of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina for several terms. Yet, Brother Johnston was never narrow nor provincial in his Christian commitment for his sense of Christian Brotherhood knew no denominational labels. How did he live? As all great men have lived before him, as we live and as all who please Cod will live after him; he lived by faith and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ, a faith reflected in his favorite hymn, "The Unclouded Day." R.R.C.
Perkins Martin Lee 9 Sep 1898 29 May 1905 Funeral service for Martin Lee Perkins, 77, of Rt. 1, Warrensville, who passed away Sunday morning at Ashe Memorial Hospital, was held at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday at Ashe Lawn Memorial Chapel. Rev. Vernon Luttrell and Rev. Kyle Blackburn officiated and interment followed in Ashe Lawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Perkins was born in Maine on September 9, 1898 and was a retired minister. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha H. Perkins of the home; 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Thelma Woods of Lansing, N. C.; 1 son, Gerald Perkins of Melbourne, Fla.; 3 step-sons, Larry Snyder, Rockledge, Fla., Blame Ham, Forest Hill, Md., Garvey Wyatt, Warrensville, N. C.; 1 sister, Mrs. Dorcas Cyr of Dixmont, Maine. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, and 6 step-great-grandchildren. Bro. Perkins was also a faithful attender of the Sugar Tree Separate Baptist Church.
Dixon Nannie R.   20 Oct 1906 Crockett - Mrs. Nannie Robinson Dixon, 78, died 6 June 1958 at her home. Survivor: husband, Wythe G. Dixon. Services at Ephriam Methodist Church in Crockett with burial in the church cemetery.
Pugh John L. 7 Jul 1827 26 Jan 1910 Rev. John L. Pugh, of Mouth of Wilson, VA, a resident of Alleghany Co., NC was born July 7, 1827 died Jan 26th 1910; age 82 years, 6 months 19 days. His father was Samuel Pugh, deceased, who lived on Wilson Creek, where John L. Pugh was born and reared. He professed faith in Christ when about 20 years old, at Wilson camp ground, fully 20 or more years ago, connecting himself with the M.E. church South, and lived an exemplary Christian life to his death. He married Miss Emeline Scott of Smyth Co., VA. The home from which his wife come was truly Christian and gave to Rufus Pierce, Andrew Pierce, Dr. Stump and John L. Pugh wives who adorned the home of each as mothers of striving Christian virtues. The home of brother Pugh was blessed with ten children, seven of whom died in early life, and now living two daughters, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Dancy, and one son, Fields, who lives in the West. Almost three years ago his wife died, leaving the aged father lonely and afflicted. Yet comforted in his declining days by his widowed daughter, Mrs. dancy, and her little family of bright children were were his daily friends and little pets. When the Civil War of 1861 opened, brother Pugh volunteered and served until nigh its close. He was wounded severely, in hip, also in his right hand, which made him lame and defective in after life. He was prisoner of war for many months, lying in Northern prison, to emit an exchange which was slow to come. During the war he was loyal to his religious vow, and his prayer to God was to be spared to come home, and take up the work of a minister in Christ, and warn sinners to repent and lead a better life, by preaching Christ and a blessed immortality. This he did. He was licensed to preach soon after the close of the war, and was a faithful, earnest worker for God in his ministerial life. In the class meeting, prayer meeting and church work, he was in labor abundant, and did faithful work for the master. He was a man who lived daily, the life he professed, having strong faith in God, which never showed to his family or friends any abatement of Christian zeal. He died full of faith and good works after a short illness of a week, from an attack of Pneumonia. For ten years he had been so afflicted as result of his gun shot war wound in the hip, as to be inactive, and seldom left home. He is the last of the sons of Samuel Pugh, and one sister, Mrs. Greer, survive him. He was buried the day following his death, in the presence of a large audience of sorrowing friends and relatives. Rev. W. H. Handy and his Nephew, Rev. John R. Pugh aiding the burial service. St. John says in Revelations "I heard a voice from heaven which said: Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them". So it is with brother John L. Pugh. May god bless the faithful daughters who so closely watched over the aged father, and responded to his calls for kind acts, and may they and the surviving son so live in this life as to meet in happy re-union the loved ones gone to live in God's beautiful home beyond the mystic river. F. M. Y. Edgewater, VA Jan 29, 1910
McCarter Andrew Cole 2 Jan 1840 25 Jan 1911 Andrew Cole McCarter, son of Philander and Theresa (Thurza) McCarter, was born January 2, 1840; died January 25, 1911; age 71 years 23 days. He was born at Elk Creek, Grayson County, Virginia, which was his home until after the war. He fought in the war as only brave men fight, having offered his services while he was yet too young to serve his country in such a capacity. But when the time came that his beloved state called forth her stalwart young sons, he was quick to hear and heed her call. After the war his father moved to Helton, N.C. There at the Helton church he professed faith in Christ and was baptized by Rev. James Weaver. On January 25, 1872, he was married to Huldah J. Weiss, daughter of Austin and Synthia Weiss. To this union were born five children, all of which survive to mourn their loss -- J.E. McCarter and Mrs. Minnie Widener, of Cole, Virginia, Mrs. Nolar Dinkins, of Chilhowie, Virginia, Charles McCarter of Salem, Oregon and Emmett McCarter of Springville, California. His wife and two children, Charles and Minnie, were around his bed when he passed into the great beyond. In 1877, he moved to Washington County, Virginia, where by good management and the favor of a kind Providence, he succeeded in accumulating a reasonable portion of this world's goods. He aided in building a good church and school near his home, and in both he felt a very deep interest. He was a faithful steward in his church for many years, and even during the last years of his life, a member of his Sunday School class, having taught a class until a year or two before his death. His great love for children, his ever readiness to hear their stories and share their every joy and sorrow kept his heart young, even after hoary hairs had claimed him for their own. During his last illness he said, "If it be the Lord's will to take me away, all is well." Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. May the great Comforter be near his Worthy Companion to the sunset of life, and to his sorrowing children who keenly feel their loss as only those can who have had the blessing of one of the earth's greatest gifts. The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, G.A. Maiden, and his body was laid to rest in the family cemetery at his home church, Lebanon, near Cole, Virginia.
Reedy James Arthur   11 Jun 1912 James Arthur Reedy Rev. J. A. Reedy died June 11, 1912, at his home at Attoway, Va. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C.T. Rouse at the Falling Water Baptist church, after which his remains were conveyed to the church burying ground by the Odd Fellows, of which he was an honored member. He was also a member of the Modern Woodmen. Brother Reedy was an earnest Christian and provided for his family well, despite the fact that he was cripple from childhood. He was a member of the Falling Water Baptist church for several years, during which time he entered the ministry and was very successful in his work. Brother Reedy was thirty-eight five months and four days old, and leaves a wife and three children, an aged mother and several brothers to mourn their loss.
Davis Robert Dale   18 Oct 1915 Robert Dale Davis was born October 28, 1915, died April 13, 1941, making his stay on earth 25 years, 5 months and 16 days. He professed faith in Christ in early life, but never united with any church. He leaves the following to mourn his loss: his father and mother, Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Davis, Grassy Creek; four brothers, Glen & John Davis of Detroit, Mich.; Garnett, of Fries, VA.; Bryce, of West Grove, Pa.; and four sisters, Mrs. Guy Warren, Detroit, Mich; Mrs. John Williams, Grassy Creek; Mrs. Everett Grace, West Grove, PA.; and Mrs. Earl Segraves, also of Pennsylvania. A brother, James, preceeded him in death 20 years ago, who was also killed in a car wreck. Written by a Friend
Williams Helen   6 May 1917 Retired Saltville school teacher, Helen Neff Williams, 81, died Saturday, Aug 22, at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn. Williams, the daughter of Greek and Lillian Neff was born May 6, 1917, in Rural Retreat. She was preceded in death by her husband N. O. Williams, her sisters Billie N. Medwin, Frances N. Akers, Catherine N. Cassell and her brother Greek "Dick" Neff. Williams graduated from Virginia Intermont and Emory and Henry College. She retired from the Smyth County school system where she taught for many years. "Mrs. Williams was an outstanding teacher," said Dr. Marvin Winters, superintendent of schools for Smyth County. "She contributed a great deal to the lives of many children. She was well respected by all of us in the profession and we are very sorry at her loss." Williams was a member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church and served as the organist for the church. She was also an avid reader and served as a volunteer for the Saltville Branch of the Smyth-Bland Regional Library. Williams was also active in the Saltville Senior Citizens. "This is a terrible tragedy," Saltville Mayor Frank Lewis said. "When I first came to Saltville, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Viola Clear took me under their wing at the elementary school. Mrs. Williams remained a true and dear friend ever since." Williams is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Helen W. and Craig Barbrow, Saltville, and Betty Bob W. and Bill Horan, Avon, N.C., one sister Patricia N. Furr, Chesterfield, six grandchildren, Craig Barbrow, Tim Barbrow, Kristin B. Comer, Richard Lewis, Casey Lewis and Kimberley L. Demet. Eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug 24, at 11 a.m., in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Rev. W. R. Pickels officiating. Burial followed in the Elizabeth Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Saltville.
Osborne William Conley   8 Jun 1917 William Conley Osborne Creston June 8, 1917 May 16, 2000 William Conley Osborne, 82, was remembered at funeral services held May 19 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bruce Roten and Rev. Darrell Graybeal officiated. Burial followed in the Brown Cemetery with military rites. Mr. Osborne was born to John Osborne and Rettie Roten Osborne. He was a truck driver. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Brown Osborne, of the home; a son, Richard Osborne, Creston; a daughter, Nancy Rupard, Jefferson; a brother, John Osborne, Rising Sun, Md.; four sisters, Pearl McCoy, Ashe Living Center, June Potter and Jean Gentry, both of Mountain City, Tenn., and Laura Nichols, Lansing; a grandson, Matthew Rupard; a step-grandson, Clay Rupard; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Ashe County Rescue Squad, PO Box 639, West Jefferson, NC 28694. Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Ashley Hattie 1 Mar 1902 11 Feb 1920 Sister Hattie Ashley was born March 1, 1902 and departed this life Feburary 11, 1920, making her stay here on earth 17 years 11 mos. and 10 days. She professed a hope in Christ at the age of 16 yrs and lived a consistent member until death. She leaves a father, mother, 5 brothers and 6 sisters to mourn her loss. But we trust our loss is her eternal gain. Dear Hatti's last words were singing: "Don't You Want to Go to that Happy Home on High where the good shall meet? Yest meet to part no more and shall live and reign above the starry skies, mother, father, brothers, sisters, don't you want to go where sad partings will be no more." Sister says, Don't you want togo to that home on high? Says sweet Jesus has put this song in my mouth and I must sing it. The saddest loss is at home: the house is so lonely without dear Hattie, it is almost more than we can bear but may we all live so that when death comes for us that we may go to live with dear Hattie and sweet Jesus where there will be no more sad partings, but will be happiness throughout endless eternity.
Miller Rebecca 5 Apr 1841 19 Nov 1920 Rebecca Miller, was born April 5, 1841. Deceased Nov. 19, 1920 making her stay on earth 79 years 7 months and 14 days. She joined the Primitive Baptist Church at Roans Creek. Later she moved her membership to Poplar Cove church Nov. 28, 1895. She was the mother of 4 children, 3 boys and one girl. All are living. She honored her profession and served her church as Deaconess for a number of years. We hope our loss is her eternal gain. Children prepare to meet mother in heaven.
Walker J. P. 9 Mar 1835 26 Nov 1920 In memory of brother J. P. Walker. Was born March 9, 1835 Departed this life November 26, 1920, age 85 years. He professed a hope in Christ and joined the Baptist church at Big Ivy 10 years ago and lived a consistent member until death. He leaves 8 children to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate father, and we hope their loss is his eternal gain. He has a companion and 3 children gone on before him. We hope they will all meet around God's throne where there will be no more sad parting. -- C. C. Beshears.
McCarter James P. 10 May 1848 11 Dec 1920 Anaheim Gazette, Orange Co., California Thursday December 17, 1920 - Death Overtakes A Well Known Citizen James P. McCarter Found Dead in Bed at Elsinore. Friends of James P. McCarter were shocked Saturday to hear of his death as he was not known to be seriously ill. On Sunday, December 5, he went to Elsinore to try the baths, as he had not been feeling at all well for some time, and on Saturday morning he was found dead in bed, having expired some time during the night. Y. W. Bushard, a near neighbor was notified and made arrangements for the funeral, which was held at Huntington Beach on Tuesday afternoon, a number of Anaheim Elks going down to attend. Deceased was a member of the lodge here. Mr. McCarter was 72 years of age. He was born in Virginia, and came to Anaheim about 12 years ago. For many years he was engaged in the mining business in California, but finally sold all his interests and came to Anaheim to spend the remainder of his days. His only relative in this region is a niece who lives at Huntington Beach. He was a quiet and unassuming man, a friend to everybody, and will be missed by those who have associated with him, and met him daily on the streets of this city. Huntington Beach News, Orange County, California Friday December 17, 1920 Society Section - Funeral services were held Tuesday p.m. at Bundschuh's undertaking parlors for James P. McCarter, uncle of Mrs. J. A. McCoy of this city, who died at Elsinore Saturday of last week. The services were conducted by Rev. F. J. Seaman and were in charge of the Elks' lodge of Anaheim, where the deceased resided. Interment was in the Huntington Beach cemetery. Obituary Section - James P. McCarter, an uncle of Mrs. J. A. McCoy, passed away early Saturday morning at Elsinore, Cal. Funeral services were held at the undertaking parlors Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. McCarter was a resident of Anaheim, coming to California from Wyoming in 1907. He lived the bachelor life, having never married, and was 72 years of age. Born and raised in Virginia, he left his native state to mine in Idaho in the 80's and later made his home on a stock ranch in Wyoming, coming to California to benefit his health, about 14 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. McCoy took him up to Elsinore last Sunday.
Miller Verdie 29 Sep 1897 4 Mar 1921 Verdie Miller, wife of Roy Miller, was born Sept. 29, 1897, died March 4, 1921, making her stay on earth 24 years 5 months and 4 days. She claimed a home in early age and joined the church at Gap Field and later moved her membership to Pine Ridge and remained until death. Her remains was laid to rest on Sunday in the family cemetery. Her funeral was conducted by Elder David Roten and C. C. Burgess in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing friends.
Sheets J. M. 4 Oct 1851 10 Mar 1921 J. M. Sheets was born Oct. 4, 1851, died March 10, 1921, making his stay on earth 70 years, 5 months and 6 days. He joined the church at Poplar Cove Aug. 15, 1889 and lived his profession until death. Children, wife, and friends our loss, we hope, is his eternal gain.
Parsons Charlies 8 Jul 1902 16 Dec 1922 In memory of brother Charlies Parsons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Parsons. He was born July 8, 1902, departed this life Dec. 16, 1922, making his stay here on earth 21 yrs 5 mos and 7 days. He professed a hope in Christ and joined the church at Poplar Cove about five years ago and lived a consistent member till death. Mother don't grieve over me for the house is full of bright angels. The day before he died he took his mother, two brothers and his little nephew in his arms, kissed them and told them "Good bye." We trust that father, mother, two brothers and sister will all prepare to meet brother Charlie where there will be no more sad parting. He leaves a father, mother, two brothers and one sister to mourn his loss but we trust our loss is his eternal gain.
Church Piner Woody 13 Jul 1892 9 Jan 1923 In memory of Piner Church. Piner Woody Church was born July 13, 1892, died Jan. 9, 1923. She joined the church at Blue Ridge in 1916 and lived a devoted Christian till death. She was married to Thomas Church and to this union were born 6 children, 3 dead, 3 living. She also leaves a husband, father, mother, 3 brothers and 1 sister to mourn the loss of a kind and loving wife and mother, a dutiful daughter, and loving sister. Weep not relatives and friends for we believe that her spirit is sweetly resting in the paradise of God, but be ready when death shall come for you, that you can go to live with dear Piner throughout endless eternity.
Phillips Flore Watson 30 Sep 1891 31 Mar 1923 In memory of sister Flora Phillips. Flora Watson Phillips was born Sept. 30, 1891, died Mar. 31, 1923. Joined the church at Blue Ridge and lived a devoted Christian till death. She married Shober Phillips to this union were born five children, one girl, and four boys, all living. She also leaves a kind husband, a dear old mother, two brothers, one sister and a host of relatives and friends to mourn the loss of dear Flora. Words cannot express how we miss her but no one misses here like Shober, the dear old mother and her darling little children. What is home without a mother? It is a sad vacated place the world can never fill. Dear Flora was kind to every one she met and always met them with a smile. We know we can never see her again on earth, but may we live such pure lives that when we are called away from earth that we may go to live with Flora and all the redeemed of earth, and best of all, with Jesus throughout endless eternity.
Greer Martha 14 Oct 1865 27 May 1925 Martha Greer, daughter of Wm. And Jane Greer was born Oct. 14, 1865; died May 27, 1925. She was married to Jos. W. Calloway Jan 1. 1886. To this union were born 12 children, two of whom, Cordelia and Floy, died in childhood. She is survived by her husband and ten children: Misses Belva and Clara Calloway, Mrs. E. B. Parsons, Mrs. J. C. Miller, Mrs. R. A. Wellborn, Mrs. M. A. Beshears and Messrs B. H., L. M., J. B., and R. S. Calloway, also by four sisters and one brother. In her young womanhood, Mrs. Calloway professed a hope in Christ as her Saviour and united with the Baptist church at Yellow Hill; later moving her membership to Blue Ridge church of which she was a faithful member until her death. She relied on Bible reading and prayer as a source of comfort and strength; and often said she believed her prayers for others would live after she was gone. As a wife and mother, she lived a life of unselfish service, asking no reward but the comfort and well-being of her family. As a friend and neighbor, she was kind and generous. She often said she was ready for the summons, and when it came, she slipped quietly out "as one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams."
McGuire Gordon 21 Oct 1857 9 Sep 1925 Bro. Gordon McGuire was born Oct. 21, 1857; died Sept. 9, 1925. He professed a hope in Christ and joined the church at Yellow Hill when young, later moving his membership to Blue Ridge and then to Big Ivey where he remained a faithful member till death. He was an ordained minister and was faithful in his calling. The gainsayer could not truthfully say any harm of Brother McGuire. He married Ruth Spears. To this union were born three children--two girls and one boy--all living. He leaves a wife, three children and one brother and a host of relatives and friends to mourn the loss of Bro. McGuire. He suffered intense pain before he died but he bore it with patience. He is gone to where there is no sickness, pain nor death, for we believe his spirit is sweetly resting in the paradise of God.
Griffin Samuel 18 Oct 1890 24 Oct 1926 Samuel Griffin was born October 18, 1890; died October 24, 1926. He married Amanda Parsons Sept. 15, 1912. To this union were born six children, all of whom new survive. Sam professed a hope in Christ and joined the Baptist church at Big Ivey at about 20 years of age and lived a consistent member until death. In his death the wife lost a good husband, the children a kind father, and the church a good member. He often prayed in public. His godly walk on earth is evidence that he is gone to the Paradise of God. - J. M. Parsons
Beshears Flora B. Walsh 16 Feb 1903 9 Feb 1927 Mrs. Flora B. Beshears, beloved daughter of W. C. And Julia Walsh was born Feb. 16, 1903, was married to Edward Beshears April 2, 1922, was coverted to Christ in 1921, joined the church at Blue Ridge and lived a devoted member until death, on Wednesday morning Feb. 9, 1927, at near 7 o'clock called her home. She spoke often of death, she said she was willing and ready to go, and often asked God if it be his will to take her out of her suffering to dwell with Him in the beautiful home of the soul. Parents have lost a much loved daughter, sisters and brother, a loving sister, husband a dutiful and loving wife, little son a precious mother, the church and Sunday school a devoted Christian worker, but "the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord."
Sawyer Beatrice   4 Apr 1927 Beatrice Adams Sawyer West Jefferson April 4, 1927 Sept 9, 2000 Beatrice Adams Sawyer, 73, was remembered at funeral services held Sept 15 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel in Jefferson. Rev. Reeves Jones and Elder James McNeill officiated. Burial followed in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Sawyer was born in Liberty, Ky., to the late Dexter and Ola May Adams. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was preceded in death by a son, Earl Miller. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Sawyer; two sons, Arnold Miller, Peach Bottom, Pa., and Michael Sawyer, Quarryville, Pa.; four daughters, Janet Leonard, Hendersonville, Shirley Asbury, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Myra Dunwoody, Lancaster, Pa., and Tracy Miller, West Jefferson; two sisters, Helen Hatfield, Columbia, Ky., and Faye Robinson, Lancaster, SC; one brother, Carl Adams, Peach Bottom, Pa.; 19 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.funeral-plans.com/ashelawn or at ashelawn@fastransit.net.
Benge Millie Riddle 5 Jan 1905 3 Mar 1928 Mrs. Millie Riddle Benge Born 1832; died Mar 3, 1928, being about 96 years old. She married Henry Benge. To this union were born 3 children, 2 girls and one boy all living. She professed a hope in Christ and joined the church while young and lived a devoted Christian until death. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and was kind to all she met. She fed the hungry and her friends were numbered by the score. She met everyone with a smile. In her passing out, Blue Ridge church has lost a faithful member, the children a loving mother, and the community a kind neighbor, but we believe our loss is her eternal gain. -- F. Phillips
Wyatt Annie Dancy 17 Jan 1869 28 Sep 1928 Mrs. Annie Wyatt, daughter of D. E. Dancy, was born Jan. 17, 1869. She joined the church at Zion July 29, 1918, and lived a devoted member until death. She died Sept. 28, 1928, aged 59 years 8 months, 5 days. Husband and children, wife and mother is gone from yon to be with you on earth no more but prepare to meet her on the golden shore. Dearest Annie, how We miss her since she's gone from us away gone away to live with Jesus in that land of endless day. Our hearts are sad, our days are lonely since her voice we hear no more. But we hope to meet sister Annie on that happy shore. Her eyes are closed in death, her lonely form lies in the tomb to sleep in Jesus--blessed sleep--until the resurrection morn.
Shepheard Nancy Perry 10 Apr 1847 9 Nov 1928 Nancy Shepheard whose maiden name was Perry, was born April 10, 1847; died November 9, 1928, age 80 years, 11 months and 29 days. She was married to Levi Shepheard and unto their union were born 11 children, 3 have gone on before her. Three months and 6 days quickly passed along when death called for her oldest son. Then Bro. Henry Shepheard was called to go to meet mother on that bright eternal shore. The sister professed a hope in Christ early in life, and joined Mt. Olive church, was baptized by Elder John Adams and afterwards joined in with Friendship church Jan. 25, 1907, and there lived faithful until death. Her burial service was conducted by Elder J. T. Royal at her own request. She was a kind mother and faithful in filling her seat in church and we believe she is resting in that sweet bye and bye.
Griffin Patton 9 Jul 1858 5 Apr 1929 Bro. Patton Griffin was born July 9, 1858; departed this life April 5, 1929, aged 71 years 8 months and 25 days. He professed a hope in Christ and joined the Baptist Church by Big Ivey several years ago. He remained a consistent member until death. He was loved by all who knew him. He was ever mindful of others, visiting the sick, speaking kind words to all he met. He leaves a wife and several children and a host of friends to mourn his loss, but we hope our loss is his eternal gain.
Watson Puah Fletcher 2 Mar 1879 14 Apr 1929 Mrs. Puah (Fletcher) Watson, daughter of the late J. C. And Maryan Fletcher, was born March 2, 1879; died April 14, 1929, age 50 yrs 1 month and 12 days. Married to F. M. Watson July 24, 1901, and to this union were born seven children, all living. S. M. & L. H. Watson of Winston-Salem, N.C., Mrs. Adelia Harless, Purlear, N.C., Mrs. Leah Greer, M. F., Marie and Burl Watson, all of Beng, N.C. She joined Blue Ridge church over 20 years ago and was a consistent member till death. She leaves six dear sisters and 3 brothers and many kind friends and relatives that are joined with husband and children in mourning the loss of one so kind and good as was poor Puah in her life time.
Miller Annie Dancy   14 Jun 1929 Mrs. Annie Miller wife of Nathan Miller of Vannoy, passed away at her home Friday evening at 2 o'clock.She was the daughter of O. D. Dancy who has gone on before. She was 79 years 7 months and 7 days old at her death June 14, 1929. She was a member of Zion church. She was the mother of 9 children 7 living. Two children and her husband had preceded her to the grave several years ago. She was a good wife, and loving mother and a faithful member of the church. There is a vacant place in her home that cannot be filled for there is nothing that can mar the purity of a mother's love. Children, do not grieve for mother, for she is only waiting for you in that happy home where parting is no more. Written by one who sincerely loved her -- Nannie Dancy.
Haynes Sarah   15 Jun 1929 Mrs. Sarah Haynes, daughter of Jordan and Nancy Wyatt, age about 45 years. She was married to Isaac Haynes, Apr. 17, 1906. To this union were born 8 children, one died in infancy, 7 are left to mourn their loss, but we hope their loss is her eternal gain. So husband and children, try to prepare to meet wife and mother. She joined the church at Zion 11 years ago and lived faithful till death called her away June 15, 1929. Written by her sister -- Bessie Ashley.
Parsons Edna Mash 4 Apr 1898 13 Aug 1929 Edna Mash Parsons was born April 4, 1898, died August 13, 1929, age 31 years 4 months and 9 days. She was married to Vander Parsons. To this union were born 5 children, 4 of whom are still living. She professed a hope in Christ and joined the church at Piney Ridge and lived a consistent member till death. She leaves a host of friends to mourn her loss, but our loss we trust is her eternal gain.
Stuart Jackson 12 Jun 1861 18 Nov 1929 Taken from the 1930 Minutes of the Mountain Union Baptist Association. Submitted by Steven Roy Stuart. Brother Jackson Stuart was born June 12, 1861. Deceased November 18, 1929, Age 68 years, 5 months and 6 days. He was married to Sarah Catherine Blevins February 19, 1883. To this union were born eleven children, of whom seven survive their father to mourn his loss. Four of them preceded him to that rest that remains to the people of God. Brother Stuart professed faith in Christ about 30 years ago and was baptized into the fellowship of Land Mark Baptist church and lived a loyal member of the same for a number of years. He then moved his membership to Mount Pleasant Chapel church where he lived a consecrated member till death. Brother Stuart lived true to his profession of religion, good loyal citizen, a kind and obliging neighbor, never to busy to visit the sick, always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. He had much affliction in life, had typhoid fever four times, pneumonia three times, finally he was stricken with diabetes, which developed dropsy, which brought the end. He endured all his afflictions patiently and often said that he would love to live to see all his children saved. He lived to see them all converted but two. He leaves his dear companion, seven children, twenty-five grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his loss. We believe our loss is his eternal gain. Let us look forward to that great reunion where there will be no sad parting but all will be bliss and joy forever. By Elder W. E. Denny
Mash Julia Severt   2 Jan 1930 Mrs. Julia Mash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Severt was about 50 years of age. She was married to Ham Mash and to this union were born 12 children, 9 are living, three had preceded her to the grave. She joined Piney Ridge church and lived faithful till God called her home January 2, 1930. Funeral service was held by Elder Lee Miller at Piney Ridge church.
Wyatt Franklin Alexander 16 Jun 1874 28 Feb 1933 Franklin Alexander Wyatt was born June 16th, 1874 departed this life Feb. 28, 1933, making his stay on earth 58 years 8 mos., 12 days. He was married to Pliner Woodie and to this union were born 13 children - 9 boys and 4 girls, of whom all are living save one which has gone on before. Bro. Alex joined the Union Baptist Church at Poplar Cove twenty seven years ago and there remained a faithful member until death. So wife and children live a life so that you can meet husband and father after death. Dear Alex will be missed by his church and community and that his departure was a distinct shock to the surroundings no one denies. So let us all be prepared for the summons of death surely doth awaits us all. -- Bessie Ashley
Phillips William P. 7 Aug 1843 27 Mar 1933 William P. Phillips born Aug. 7, 1843, married to Mary Ann Powell, Dec. 1865, departed this life March 27, 1933, making his stay on earth 89 years 6 months and 20 days. He joined Yellow Hill Baptist church in 1869, later moved his membership to Blue Ridge Baptist church where he remained a consistent and devoted member until death. He leaves an aged wife, 6 daughters and one son, and a host of friends and relatives to mourn his loss but we feel assured that our loss is his eternal gain. So children, companion and friends, weep not for father and husband, but let us all prepared to meet him.
Parnell Donald Lee   25 Dec 1935 Donald Lee Parnell Lewisville Dec. 25, 1935 May 1, 2000 Donald Lee Parnell, 64, was remembered at funeral services held May 3 at Lewisville Baptist Church. Rev. Jeff Priest and Rev. Joel K. Boyles officiated. Burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park. Mr. Parnell was born in Welch County, W.Va. to Perry and Clara Grimes Parnell. He was a member of Lewisville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father; and one step-son, Bradley Hawks. He is survived by his wife, Erna Hawks Parnell of the home; his mother, Clara Grimes Parnell, Max Meadows, Va.; two daughters, Rhonda Parnell Blevins and husband, Aaron, Lansing, and Tessy Parnell Welch and husband, Del, Mocksville; two step-daughters, Debbie Hawks Vernon and husband, Pete, Winston-Salem, and Vickie Hawks Livengood and husband, Lonnie, Pfafftown; six grandchildren, Jessica and Jade Welch, Angie Vernon-Halus and husband, Eric, Chris Vernon, Amie and Chad Henley; one great-grandson, Jackson Bradley Halus; two brothers, Doug Parnell and wife, Bernice, and Clyde Parne; two sisters, Janet Han!#$@ and husband, John, and Carolyn Jennings and husband, Montie. Memorials may be made to Lewisville Baptist Church Sanctuary Fund, 125 Lewisville- Clemmons Rd., Box 327, Lewisville, NC 27023. Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel in Advance was in charge of the arrangements.
Reedy Howard Franklin 7 Feb 1881 10 Jul 1941 Howard Franklin Reedy Howard F. Reedy Dies At Home Funeral services for Howard Franklin Reedy, Sr. 60, carpenter, who died at his home here Thursday afternoon at 3:30 after an illness of three months were conducted from Broad Street Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. R. L. Haga, pastor and Rev. B. H. Phaup, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Interment was in Greenhill Cemetery. Born at Rugby, Feb 7, 1881, Mr. Reedy was a son of J. M. Reedy and was reared at Camp, Smyth County. He had been a resident of Altavista for 21 years. He was a member of Broad Street Methodist Church. On Jan 5, 1900 he was married to Miss Maude Lee Wyrick who survives with the following children: Mrs. C.S Pugh, Mrs. J. B. Driskill, Mrs. J. P. Henderson, Mrs. W. R. Short, Miss Pauline Reedy and H. F. Reedy,Jr. all of Altavista. Two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Fulton of Rural Retreat and Mrs. Annie Stone of Greesnboro, N C. also survive. Died July 10, 1941
Miller Alex B. 19 Dec 1859 18 Feb 1945 Alex B. Miller was born Dcc. 19, 1859, died Feb, 18, 1945, making his stay on earth 84 years, 1 month, 21 days. He was married to Elizabeth Miller Dcc. 1831, and to this union was bern 5 children, 1 boy, Hamp Miller. of IdlewId. N. C.; 4 girls, Mrs. Clem Miller. of Obids, N ..C.; Mrs. Bazel Bare, of Wagoner N. C.; Miss Maggie Miller, of Idlewild, N. C.; and Mrs O. Hartzog of Concord, Tenn. Later he was married to Mary Ann Whittington in March, 1897, and to this union was born four children: Webb Miller of Bristol, Va., Fender Miller, Othello, N. C., 2 preceeded him in death. One brother W. S. Miller, Concord, N.C., one sister Mrs. J. F. Hartzog, Idlewild, N.C., 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He joined the Primitive Baptist Church at Beaver Creek in August,1893, and in 1898 he get a letter of dismissien and was one of the constituting members of River View Church. He lived a consistent member until death, always filling his seat as long as he was able to go. He was loved by all who knew him. We feel our loss is his eternal gain.
Johnson Bina 15 Feb 1873 21 Feb 1947 Bina Johnson was born February 15, 1873, died February 2l, 1947, making her stay on earth 74 years, 6 days. She was married to W. A. Johnson, December 23. 1893, To this union were born 9 children, Adolphus Johnson, Clifton, N, C.; W. G. Johnson and Lesley Johnson, West Jefferson, N.C.; Clyde Johnson, Switch Back. W. Va.; Cloud Johnson, Pageston, W. Va.; Mrs. W. W. Roland and Mrs. Orren Weaver of Clifton, N. C, Two children died in infancy. She leaves her husband, W. A. Johnson and 7 children to mourn their loss. She joined the Primitive Baptist church at North Fork September, 1920 and lived a faithful member until death, always filling hr seat as long as she was able.
Woodie Columbus C.   26 Sep 1949 Columbus C. Woodie, died on September 26, 1949. Funeral Wednesday Last rites were conducted Wedesday at Piney Ridge church for Columbus C. Woodie, 74, resident of the Reddies River community who died Monday. Rev. Wade Houck and Rev. Harrison Miller officiated at the service. Surviving Mr. Woodie are his wife, Mrs. Effie Woodie; three daughters, Mrs. Stella Ashley of Wilbar, Mrs. Ada Stanley of Wilksboro route one, Mrs. Minnie Ingram of Indiana: two brothers and four sisters, May Woodie of Idlewood, Jake Woodie of Mountain View, Mrs. Dianna Bare Beshears and Mrs. Minnie Mash of Obids, Mrs. Ellen Ashley of Millers Creek, Mrs. Vira Shepherd of Wilbar. He is buried at the Woodie cemetary on highway 18 near "The Jumping off place." Right there at the Ashe/Wilkes line.
Hartzog Jefferson Filmore 16 Feb 1864 17 Oct 1949 Jefferson Filmore Hartzog was born February 16th 1864. Departed this life Oct. 17, 1949. He was married to Mary J. Miller, Dec. 11 1884. To this union were born, 3 sons, Wiley G., T. Edward and B. K. He was baptized by Elder H. B, Miller in 1893. He served as county commissioner and other offices in the county. He was a strong believer in doctrine of salvation by grace. He served as clerk of River View church for a number of years and was also clerk of the Senter Association. He was faithful and devoted to the caused of Our blesed Master. Fought a good fight, kept the faith. Our loss is his eternal rain. Sleep on dear one till the Lord awakes you in His blessed likeness. Written by Elder Edd Davis
Burnette Sarah Elizabeth McRoberts Taylor   17 Apr 1950 Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth McRoberts Taylor Burnette, 88, who died at the home of a son, Osborne Taylor, Galax, on Monday, April 17, 1950 were held at the local Church of the Nazarene Wednesday at 2pm. Rev. Fred Drayer, pastor of the church; Rev. R. M. Perry and Rev. D. E. Perry conducted the services, with W. P. Davis offering a prayer. J. C. Pierce sang three solo selections during the services. Among these were "Nearer My God To Thee", and "Rock of Ages". Billy Beamer played the piano. The deceased was the widow of the late Andy Burnette, to whom she was married in January 1918, and who died July 3, 1935. Her first husband, the late Owen Thomas Taylor, to whom she was married in 1881, died many years ago. Mrs. Burnette was the daughter of the late Tom and Liddie McRoberts. Surviving are two sons, Osborne Taylor, Galax, and Owen Taylor, Elk Creek; two brothers, Tommy McRoberts, Coal Creek, and John McRoberts, Galax; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Holderfield, Fries, and Mrs. Polly Smith, Galax; 18 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. Three other sisters also preceeded Mrs. Burnette in death. Interment was in the Goodson Cemetery, near Galax, under Vaughan-Guynn direction. From April Courtney
Davis W. R. 16 May 1875 26 Jun 1950 W. R. Davis, son of Elder C. C. Davis, was born May 16, 1875 and died June 26, 1951. He was married to Vena Farmer Davis Feb., 1892. To this union was born 12 children-6 living and 6 dead. He professed a hope in Christ and joined the church at Pond Mountain Sat., March 1st, 1902 and was later ordained deacon, faithfully discharging his duty till death. He was a strong believer in the doctrine of salvation by grace. Our loss is his eternal gain. Sleep on, dear one till the Lord awakes you in his blessed likeness.
Davis A. J. 28 Nov 1879 29 Nov 1950 A. J. Davis, son of Elder C. C. Davis, was born Nov.28, 1879 and died Nov.29, 1950. He was married to Lizzie Farmer Davis Feb. 11, 1899. To this union was born one child who died in infancy. He professed a hope in Christ and joined the church at Pond Mountain, Sat., March 1st, 1902, where he remained a faithful member until death-always filling his place in the church. He was one among our most devoted members. Strong defender of the doctrine of salvation by grace. Our loss is his eternal gain. Sleep on dear one until the Lord awakes you in his likeness.
Atwood Mollie Lanier 25 Mar 1879 26 Jul 1951 Mollie Lanier Atwood was born March 25,1879. She departed this life on June 25,1951, making her stay on this earth 72 years and 3 months. She was united in marriage to John ATWOOD of Scottville, N.C. July 30,1899 and to this union were born 11 children; 9 sons and 2 daughters. She was preceded in death by six of her children. She is survived by her husband, John Atwood, Scottville, N.C.; four sons: Glenn Atwood, Amnote, Virginia; Carl Atwood, Scottville; Dale Atwood, West Jefferson; Junior Atwood, Rising Sun, MD; One daughter: Mrs. Ada Fowler, Jonesville, N.C. Prior to her marriage, as a young girl, she made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and united by baptism with the Mount Carmel Church of the Brethren. She was ever loyal to her profession of faith in Christ and to her church. To know Mrs. Atwood was to love her. Her motherly love, her kindly disposition, her attitude toward life and her relationship with her neighbors reflected in her personality, the very image of the Son of God. She was well acquainted with difficulty, hardships and sorrow, but never to the point of becoming miserable or unpleasant during all of her life's labor and sifferings. One of her prayers was "God help me to live to take care of my mother during her old age and infirmities." She was so happy that the heavenly Father answered that prayer. During all of her sickness and suffering she endured with a smile and unusual patience. She carried to her bed of affliction and to the hospitals, her radiant Christian personality, which won for her many friends, who were so impressed by her patience, words of kindness and expressions of sympathy, that many wrote to her after she left the hospitals. In recent days she expressed to her husband, her love for her church and her eagerness to see the new building completed, and to see the congregation grow in its spiritual development. Shortly before her death she remarked, "I am ready to go, pray not for me to stay here any longer." No, not cold beneath the grasses, Not close-walled within the tomb, Rather in my Father's mansion, Living in another room. Living, like the one who loves me, Like my child with cheeks abloom, Out of sight at desk or school book, Busy, in another room. Nearer, than my son whom fortune, Beckons where the strange lands loom, Just behing the hanging curtain, Serving in another room. Shall I doubt my Father's mercy? Shall I think of death as doom? Or the steppin o'er the threshhold, To a bigger, brighter room? Shall I blame my Father's wisdom? Shall I sit enswathed in gloom? When I know my loves are happy.
Eldrith Amanda 19 Dec 1865 17 Jan 1952 Amandy Eldrith was born December 19, 1865; died January 17, 1952; age 87 years. She was married to J. H. Eldrith, May 6, 1885; unto this union were born four children. three boys and one girl; one boy preceded her in death. She joined the Primitive Baptist church at the age of 18. She was an active and devoted member all of her life. She served as deaconess fifty years or more. She was the daughter of Elder C. C. Davis. Her husband and three children, 13 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, three brother four sisters, and a host of friends mourn her passing. The church has lost one of her most devoted members; still our loss is her eternal gain. Sleep on dear one. till the Lord awakes you in His blessed likeness.- Written by Elder Ed Davis.
Goss Maud Adline 26 Mar 1887 12 Mar 1952 Mrs. Maud Adline Goss was born March 26, 1887; died March 12, 1952; the daughter of Elehu and Elizabeth Ham. She was married to Wesley Goss. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mable Goas Wade, two sisters: Mrs. Lula Hart, Mrs. Rose Latham, and two nephews to mourn. She was a member of the Horse Creek Primitive Baptist Church: remained a faithful member till death. She was among one of our devoted members; strong believer of the doctrine of Salvation by Grace. Sleep on, dear one until the Lord awakes you in His likeness.-Mrs. Lula Hart.
Bare Merty Ann 1 Mar 1880 27 May 1952 Merty Ann Bare was born March 1, 1880; departed this life May 27, 1952, age 72 years 2 months and 12 days. She was married to Hiram Bare Oct. 17, 1902; and to this union were born 11 children--two proceeded her in death. She leaves a husband and nine children--Mrs. Everett Bare, Edgewood, Md.; Lawson Bare, Newport News, Va., Kilby Bare, North East, Md.; Wilson Bare, Idlewild; Mrs. Vernon Phillips, Oval; Walker Bare of the home; Glenn Bare, Jefferson, Paul Bare and Burrell Bare of Crumpler--16 grandchildren, two sisters, and three brothers to mourn her passing. She joined the Primitive Baptist Church at Senter in September 1934, and lived a faithful member until death. She was a good companion and a loving mother, a good neighbor, and loved by all who knew here. Our loss is her eternal gain.
Miller David W. 8 Sep 1884 20 Aug 1952 David W. Miller was born Sept. 8, 1884; departed this life, Aug. 20, 1952; age 67 years. 11 months and 11 days; the son of Winfield W. and Celia J. Miller. He was married to Bessie Miller, Feb. 17, 1910. To this union were born four children: Ralph Miller, Warrensville, N. C.; Glenn, of West Jefferson, N. C.; Mrs. Verona Witherspoon, Jefferson; Mrs. Beatrice McNeil, Comet, N. C. He leaves his companion, one brother, W. W. Miller, Clifton; two sisters: Mrs. Berlie Miller Comet; Mrs. Bertha May, Martinsville, Va.; and nine grandchildren. He was afflicted for a number of years. All was done that could be, but could not stay the hand of death His suffering was great, but without a murmur. He received a sweet hope during his sickness, and often said he was ready to go but hated to leave his family. He was a strong believer in the Primitive Baptist doctrine. Their is a vacancy in the home that can never be filled. So, let us look forward to the day when Jesus shall come, and shall speak to the sleeping dead: Arise. Then his body shall be fashioned like the body of our blessed Lord.
Johnson W. A. 30 Jul 1873 26 Feb 1953 W. A. Johnson was born July 30, 1873; died Feb. 26, 1953. He was married to Biner Miller, Dec. 23, 1893. To this union were born nine children. His wife and two children preceded him in death; three girls and four boys: Adolphus Johnson, Warrensville, N.C.; Gather Johnson, West Jefferson, N. C.; L. V. Johnson, West Jefferson, N. C.; Claud Johnson, Page, W. Va.; Mrs. Garner Johnson, Switchback, W. Va.; Mrs. W. W. Roland, Warrensville, N. C.; Mrs. Orren Weaver, Warrensville, N. C.; twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren survive. He professed a hope and joined the church at North Fork, about thirty years ago, making a devoted member till death; always went to church as long as he was able. The church has lost a devoted member, the children a good father. Their loss is his eternal gain. Sleep on, dear one, till the dear Lord awakens you in His blessed likeness.
Hartzog Mary Jane 7 Jan 1863 29 Mar 1953 Mary Jane Hartzog was born January 7, 1863; departed this life March 29, 1953. She was married to J. F. Hartzog December 11, 1884. To this union were born three sons-Wiley C., Edwin, and B. K. She was baptized by Elder H. B. Miller in 1893. She was devoted and faithful to the use of our blessed Master until death. Sleep on, dear Mother, until the Lord awakes you in His blessed likeness. Written by Edwin and Lizzie.
Eldrith J. H. 19 Sep 1865 4 Jun 1953 He was horn September 19, 1865; died June fourth, 1953; age 88 years, nine months, four days. He was married to Amanda Davis Eldrith, May __th, 1885. To this union were born four children, three boys, one girl- ___ver C. Eldrith, Tuckerdale, N. C., W. M. A. Eldrith, Tuckerdale N. C., _____ Sheets, Tuckerdale, N. C., John C. Eldrith, who preceded him in death; __ grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren. He joined the church at Horse Creek over 65 years ago. Later moved his membership to Pond Mountain, where he remained a devoted member until death. He served as a deacon 60 years. He fought a good fight and kept the faith, and loved by all. The church has lest a good and devoted member. The children and grandcbildren a good father. Our loss is his eternal gain. Brother Dock has gone home to live with Jesus for ever more.
Spencer Ciciro W. 22 Feb 1866 29 Sep 1953 Ciciro W. Spencer was born Fehruary 22, 1866; departed this life September 29, 1953: age 87 years, 7 months, 7 days. He was the son of William and Ala Spencer. He was married to Jettie Osborn in early life. To this union were born five children-four girls, one boy. He leaves two Brothers, one Sister, 18 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren to mourn. He was a strong believer in the Primitive Baptist Doctrine. He never failed to go to church as long as he was able. The church has lost a faithful member and the home a loving father. So sleep on, dear father, until the blessed Lord awakes you in His likeness.
Sheets Edie Miller 19 Jan 1860 16 Apr 1954 She was born Jan. 19, 1860; died April 16, 1954; age 94 years, two months, 16 days. She was first married to John Miller. To this union was born one child: Mary Pennington, Apple Grove, N. C. She then married Reed Sheets. To this union were born three children: two boys, one girl-Arthor, R. D., and Victora Sheets. Preceding in death, Victora Eldreth, of Tuckerdale, N. C. Also, 21 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great -grandchildren, survive. She has been a member of Horse Creek Church 74 years and a very devoted member; going to church as long as she was able. She was loved by all who knew her. Our loss is her eternal gain. Sleep dear one, till the Lord awakes you in His likeness.
Miller Ben C. 7 Jan 1887 5 Nov 1954 Ben C. Miller was born Jan. 7, 1887 and departed this life Friday, Nov. 5, 1954, making his stay on earth 67 years, 9 months and 28 days. He was the son of the late F. M. and Martha Jane Miller. He was married to Katie Alma Eller on February 10, 1905. To this union were born 5 children, Frances Lee Jones, Henry Paul Miller, Lester Vance Miller, Vesta Berniece Eller, Jessie Kate Aberts. His first wife preceeded him in death Nov. 26, 1925. On July 3, 1927 he was united in marriage to Ella Amanda Burkett. To this union were born three children, Ben Burkett Miller, Marion Hal Miller and Mary Jane Miller. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Bessie Miller. He leaves to mourn his passing a kind and loving wife, 8 children, 10 grand children, 1 great grandchild, 1 sister, 2 nieces, 2 nephews and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at North Fork Primitive Baptist church, Sunday evening, November 7. Elders Ed Davis and G. D. Roten and Rev. Carol Burkett conducted the service. He received a hope in Christ and united with North Fork Primitive Baptist church on the second Saturday in September 1920 and remained a faithful member until death. He was afflicted from childhood but bore his afflictions with patience, always looking to Jesus the author and finisher of bli faith. When Christ comes the second time without sin unto salvation to gather his people home, the grave that holds him now, will hold him no longer. He will rise up with all the redeemed family of God. Those that are alive and remain on earth shall not hinder them that sleep.
Davis Calvin Newton 3 Sep 1881 9 Mar 1955 Calvin Newton Davis was born September 3, 1881, departed this life March 9, 1955, making his stay on earth 73 years, 5 months, 16 days. He was married to Laura Jan Cox, September 1902, to this union was born the following children: Mrs. Nora Hurley, Joe W. Davis, Mrs. Marie Hurley, Ray Davis, deceased; Bill Davis, Woodrow Davis, Mrs. Ruth Little, Mrs. Dillie Miller, Mrs. Geneva Absber, Paul Davis. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; a brother, Elder Ed Davis, 4 sisters, Mrs. Frances Ham, Mrs. Dema Farmer, Mrs. Ida Roop and Mrs. Ale Phillips. He joined Pond Mountain Primitive Baptist church in 1903 and later was ordained as Deacon and church Clerk where he served several years, being a devoted member, always bearing his part of the burden, finishing his course with joy. He fought a good fight and kept the faith. The church has lost a good member, the community a good neighbor, the wife a devoted husband and the children a loving father, but our loss is his eternal gain.
McNeill Ida Belle Severt 18 Jun 1869 3 Oct 1955 Ida Belle Severt McNeill was horn June 18, 1869 and departed this life October 3, 1955, making her stay on earth 86 years, 3 months and 15 days. She was married to John McNeill September 10. 1892. To this union was born 9 children. She is survived by six children, two brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Rachel Cave, Troutdale Va.; Tom McNeill, West Jefferson, N. C.; Clint McNeill, West Jefferson, N. C.; Mrs. Mary Phillips, West Jefferson, N. C.; Glenn McNeill, West Jefferson, N. C.; Mrs. Effie South, West Jefferson, N. C. She was preceded in death by two sons, Hoy and Hamp and a daughter, Clyde. Also surviving are 33 grandchildren and 26 great grand-children; two brothers, Wiley and Lum Severt; two sisters, Virginia Severt and Carrie Miller. She professed faith in Christ 40 years ago and joined Beaver Creek Primitive Baptist church of which she remained a faithful member. She attended the services of the church regular until her health prevented it. She was known as a good neighbor and was loved by everyone. She was known as a good mother of which her children can recall the good things she did for them. She will be missed by her family and many friend:, but we feel that our loss is heaven's gain. "Only One life, it will soon be past, only the things done for God will last," "Therefore, may we so live and work each day, that when our race on earth is run and the day of life is done, that there will be no vain regrets."'
Welch Nancy   13 Mar 1956 A former Drumore Twp., resident, Mrs. Nancy WELCH, 79, wife of John W. WELCH, died on Sunday afternoon at her home in Ft. Pierce, Fla, after a year's illness. Funeral Services will be held from the Baird Funeral Home, Ft. Pierce, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon, with interment in the Ft.Pierce Memorial Park. Born at Clifton, N.C., she was a daughter of the Joel and Elizabeth KIRBY-ELLER and resided in Drumore Township, where her husband operated a farm until his retirement in 1940 when they moved to Florida. She was a member of the Conowingo Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband, are these sons and daughters: Dr. John G. WELCH, Lancaster; Ola, wife of A. Wade WEAVER, Conowingo, Md.; Ruth, wife of W. L. HAWKINS, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; Foorda, wife of Lloyd C. BELL, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Jeanette, wife of Dr. Robert ANDREWS, Washington, D.C. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and a sister and two brothers: Mrs. Mary GRAYBEAL, Grassy Creek, N.C.; Millard ELLER, Creston, N.C. and Luke ELLER, Clifton, N.C.
Bare Rebecca Ennis Miller 6 Jan 1877 4 Sep 1956 Rebecca Ennis Miller Bare was born January 6, 1877 and died September 4. 1956 making her stay here 79 years, 7 months and 29 days. She was married to George W. Bare on April 9. 1893, who preceded her in death. To this union were born 7 children, two of which proceeded her to the grave. She is survived by 5 children: Rob and Tam Bare of Idlewild. Bryant of Oxford, Pennsylvania, Worth of Nottingham, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Carl Ball of West Jefferson, N. C. 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. 1 sister, 2 brothers and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. She joined the River View Primitive Baptist Church at an early age and remained faithful. She bore her suffering with patience and was anxious to die and go home where she would be free from suffering. She was a good wife and mother, a good friend and neighbor, every ready to lend a helping hand She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by all.
McNeill John Quincey 18 Sep 1871 31 Dec 1956 John Quincy McNeill was born September 18, 1871 and departed this life Decembor 31, l956 making his stay on earth 85 years, 3 months and 13 days. He was married to Ida Belle Severt September 18, 1892. To this union was born 9 children. He is survived by six children. Mrs. Rachel Cave, Troutdale Va.; Tom McNeill, West Jefferson, N. C.; Clint McNeill, West Jefferson, N. C.; Mrs. Mary Phillips, West Jefferson, N. C.; Glenn McNeill, West Jefferson, N. C.; Mrs. Effie South, West Jefferson, N. C. He was preceded in death by two sons, Hoy and Hamp and a daughter, Clyde. He is also survived by 33 grandchildren and 27 great grand-children. He professed faith in Christ and joined Beaver Creek Primitive Baptist church of which he remained a faithful member. He attended the servicws of the church regular until his health prevented it. He was a good neighbor and was loved by everyone. He was known as a good father of which his children can recall the good things he did for them. He will be missed by his family and many friends, but we feel that our loss is Heaven's gain. Only one life, it will soon be past, only the things done for God will last; Therefore may we so live and work each day, that when our race on earth is run and the day of life is done that there will be no vain regrets.
Miller S. J. 23 Nov 1874 1 Jan 1957 S. J. Miller was born November 23, 1874, departed this life January 1, 1957. Mr. Miller was united in marriage to Adelaide Phillips March 31, 1909, to this union was born five children, two of which preceded him in death in infancy. Surviving are three sons, Presley Miller and Paul Miller of West Jefferson, N. C., Carl Miller of Glendale Springs, N. C.; six grand children, seven great grandchildren. A host of other relative and friends to mourn our loss. Mr. Miller joined the Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Church in 1913, where he, a few years later, became clerk of the church who remained a good faithful and devoted member and clerk until death. Also he was firm in his lief, never deviating, but always strong in expressing salvation alone by the Grace of God. We feel that our loss is His Eternal Gain.
Bare Martha Elizabeth 8 Jan 1876 18 Mar 1957 Martha Elizabeth Bare was horn January 8, 1876. Departed this life March 18, 1957, making her stay en earth 81 years, 2 months and 10 days. She was united in marriage to Harrison Bare March 19, 1897. To this union was born 13 children. Her husband and 4 children proceeded her in death. Surviving are 9 children, 39 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. She professed faith in Christ and joined the Riverview Primitive Baptist church October 9, 1905 and was baptized by Elder Cal Davis and remain d a faithful member until death. The church has lost a faithful member, her children have lost good mother her brother and sisters a good sister. She is sadly missed by all, but we feel our loss is Heaven's gain. Written by her daughters, Mrs. Bessie MeNeill, Mrs Jennie Faye Tomlinson.
Davis Mollie Garvey 5 Apr 1873 9 Sep 1957 Mollie Garvey Davis was born April 5, 1873. She departed this life September 9, 1957 at the age of 84. She was married to James Morgan Davis, October 23, 1889. To this union 11 children were born. Four preceeded her in death. The living are Mrs. Guy Warren, Detroit, Mich; John W. Davis, Flint, Mich; Mrs. John R. Williams, Grassy Creek; Mrs. Everett Grace, West Grove, PA; Mrs. Earl Segraves, Perryville, MD; Garnett Davis, Fries, VA; Bryce Davis, West Grove, PA. Eighteen grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Charlie McMillan, of Landenberg, PA also survives. Mrs. Davis was converted in early life and joined the New River Baptist church of which she remained a member until death. Her life was like an open book. Her fine Christian influence will live on in the lives of these fine children and grandchildren.
Repass Georgia R.   16 Dec 1957 Pulaski - Mrs. Georgia R. Repass, 79, died 16 December 1957 at a Pulaski hospital. Survivor: brother, O. B. Rosenbaum of Washington, DC. Services at Woman's Memorial Lutheran Church in Pulaski with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery in Marion.
Wilder Frank A. (Mrs.)   25 Dec 1957 Marion - Mrs. Frank A. Wilder, 86, died 25 December 1957 at a Wytheville hospital. Services at Christ Episcopal Church with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 114: Mary Wilder, nee: Wells (1871-Dec 1957), w/o F. A. Wilder; beside Frank Alonzo Wilder (1870-1930)]
Blake Jesse A.   26 Dec 1957 Beckley, WV - Jesse Alfred Blake, 85, died 26 December 1957 en route to a Beckley hospital. Survivors include a granddaughter, Mrs. Woodrow W. DeBord of Chatham Hill. Services at the Methodist Temple in Beckley with burial in Sunset Memorial Park.
Barker Robert H.   27 Dec 1957 Marion - Robert Henry Barker, 81, died 27 December 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Martha Anderson Barker; 2 daughters, Mrs. Tom Parks of Dade City, Fl, and Mrs. F. G. Stone of Sugar Grove; son, Edward Barker of Marion; sister, Mrs. Docia Caldwell of Grant; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Services at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with burial in Slemp Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 192: Robert Henry Baker (1876-1957); beside Martha A. Baker (26 Feb 1887-28 Aug 1978]
Blevins Roscoe L.   28 Dec 1957 Saltville - Roscoe L. Blevins, 53, died 28 December 1957 at a Norton, VA, hospital. Survivors: wife, Nellie H. Blevins; son, Jack Blevins of Saltville; 5 daughters, Mrs. William Frye of Superior, WV, Mrs. Melvin Poston of Cleveland, and Mary Blevins, Peggy Blevins, and Connie Blevins of Saltville; 2 brothers, Oscar Blevins of West Jefferson, NC, and Coot Blevins of West Grove, PA; 4 sisters, Mrs. Vandy Hogston and Mrs. Alice Caywood of Saltville, Mrs. Audrey Barker and Mrs. Arthur Massey of West Jefferson; 11 grandchildren. Services at Dowell's Chapel with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Roscoe Blevins m. Nellie Hogston. Their daughter, Irene, m. Melvin A. Poston, s/o Grover Cleveland Poston & Martha Mae DeBord. Sturgills, Vol II, p. 34: Roscoe Lee Blevins (9 Apr 1904-28 Dec 1957)]
Sanders James W.   28 Dec 1957 Saltville - James W. "Governor" Sanders, 52, died 28 December 1957 at a Saltville hospital. Survivor: sister, Mrs. Virginia Sechler of Miami, FL. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery.
Cornett Leona M.   29 Dec 1957 Flatridge - Mrs. Leona Martin Cornett, 73, died 29 December 1957 at a Roanoke hospital. Survivors: husband, D. A. Cornett; 3 daughters, Mrs. Wray Lawson of Galax, Mrs. Virginia Duncan of Sparta, NC, and Mrs. V. T. Scruggs of Myrtle Beach, SC; 3 sons, Legard Cornett of Darlington, MD, Paul Cornett of Richmond and Gayle Cornett of Flatridge; 2 sisters, Mrs. Carrie Cornett of Grant and Mrs. Molly Young of Galax; brother, Leslie Martin of Fox; 4 grandchildren. Services at Central Methodist Church in Independence with burial in the church cemetery.
Stowers William S.   29 Dec 1957 Rural Retreat - William Stevenson Stowers, 79, died 29 December 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Roxie Kitts Stowers; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lillie Cressell of Arlington and Mrs. Ruby McFarland of Rural Retreat; 3 sons, Greever Stowers of Crockett, Robert Stowers of Groseclose and Allen Stowers of Rural Retreat; sister, Mrs. Sarah Lewis of Ohio; 44 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Services at Marvin Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Haga Cora J.   31 Dec 1957 Marion - Mrs. Cora J. Haga, 74, died 31 December 1957 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 3 sons, Brack Haga of Middletown, Ralph Haga of Marion, and William B. Haga of Sugar Grove; 2 sisters, Mrs. J. W. DeFriece of Marion and Mrs. Bruce Henderson of Flatridge; 2 brothers, Fielden Hash of Fox and John Hash of Glade Spring; half-brother, Frank Hash of Abingdon; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Services at Falling Water Baptist Church with burial in Attoway Cemetery.
Blevins Mary B.   1 Jan 1958 Marion - Mrs. Mary B. Blevins, 66, died 1 January 1958 at a Roanoke hospital. Survivors: husband, John F. Blevins of Marion; 7 sons, John Robert Blevins and A. A. Blevins of Marion, Chesil Blevins, Charles Blevins and Lee Blevins of Chilhowie, S. C. Blevins of Salem, and William F. Blevins of Seven Mile Ford; 6 daughters, Mrs. Irene Testerman and Mrs. Pauline Murray of Chilhowie, Mrs. Bertha Hopkins, Mrs. Pearl Stamper and Mrs. Nancy Martin of Marion, and Mrs. Jane Stamper of Maitland, FL; 24 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Services at Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Henderson Debbie J.   1 Jan 1958 Marion - Debbie Jean Henderson, age 15 months, died 1 January 1958 at her home. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Henderson of Marion; 4 sisters, Linda Henderson, Evelyn Henderson, Vickie Lee Henderson and Margaret Sue Henderson of Marion; brother, Donnie Henderson of Marion; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Jones of Marion and Mrs. Kate Henderson of Trout Dale. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Roselawn Cemetery.
Hill Nathan   1 Jan 1958 Mabe - Nathan Hill, 84, died 1 January 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Sallie Hill; 3 daughters, Agnes Davis and Gladys Clark of Dayton, OH, and Hazel Dessorate of Mabe; 2 sons, Arthur Hill of Roanoke and Joe Hill of Marion; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mollie Baker of Clinchport, Mrs. Nancy Neely of Mabe, and Emma Hill of Duffield, GA; brother, Frank Hill of Hummell, KY. Services at Starnes Chapel in Mabe with burial in Cox's Chapel Cemetery.
Nunn William M.   2 Jan 1958 Abingdon - William M. Nunn, 82, died 2 January 1958 at his home. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Ida Mae Barlow, Mrs. Jessie Wolfe and Mrs. Margaret Terry of Chilhowie. Services at Old Glade Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Taylor Howard   2 Jan 1958 Johnson City, TN - Former Marion resident Howard Taylor, 40, died 2 January 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Mona Taylor of Johnson City; 2 sons, H. L. Taylor Jr. and David Taylor of Johnson City; is mother, Mrs. Mary Taylor of Fort Devens, MA; brother, Trinkle Taylor of Fort Devens. Services at St. John's Episcopal Church in Johnson City with burial in Johnson City.
Bonham Wade L.   3 Jan 1958 Mouth of Wilson - Wade L. Bonham, 55, died 3 January 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Luna Ball Bonham; 3 daughters, the Misses Mary Lou Bonham, Okie Bonham and Lucy Bonham of Mouth of Wilson; 2 sons, Rex Bonham of Mouth of Wilson and Raymond Bonham of Essex, MD; 4 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hash of Flatridge, Mrs. Charmie Young of Fox, Mrs. Dora James of Grant, and Miss Virgie Bonham of Rural Retreat; 2 brothers, Carl Bonham and Arthur Bonham of Grant; 3 grandchildren. Services at Rockbridge Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Hayes Robert L.   3 Jan 1958 Marion - Robert Lynn Hayes, age 5 months, died 3 January 1958. Survivors: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hayes of Marion; twin brother, Ted Allen Hayes; 3 sisters, Debra Hayes, Alice Hayes and Dianne Hayes of Marion; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hayes of Chilhowie and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hall of Marion. Graveside services at Round Hill Cemetery.
Hayter Guy H.   3 Jan 1958 Meadowview - Guy H. Hayter, 74, died 3 January 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Ernestine Groseclose of Meadowview; 3 brothers, Norwood Hayter of Abingdon, Ollie Hayter of Meadowview and Clyde Hayter of Jacksonville, FL; 2 sisters, Mrs. D. T. Davenport of Pulaski and Mrs. W. D. Branham of Saltville; 1 grandson. Services at Meadowview Methodist Church with burial in Mountain View Cemetery at Meadowview.
Phipps Harvey (Rev.)   3 Jan 1958 Sugar Grove - Rev. Harvey Phipps, 88, died 3 January 1958 at a Petersburg, VA, hospital. Survivors: 2 daughters, Miss Grace Phipps and Miss Cartez Phipps of Pittsburgh, PA; son, Arthur Phipps of Beckley, WV; sister, Mrs. Leona Thompson of Sugar Grove; 2 brothers, Crockett Phipps of Independence and Robert Phipps of Columbus, OH. Services at Oak Grove Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Willard Frank P.   3 Jan 1958 Crockett - Frank P. Willard, 73, died 3 January 1958 at his home. Survivors: 3 daughters, Mrs. Dan Musser and Mrs. Marvin Heldreth of Groseclose, and Mrs. Lee Musser of Louisa; 4 sons, James A. Willard and Frank A. Willard of Crockett, Stuart C. Willard of Roanoke, and Ernest E. Willard of Baltimore, MD; 4 sisters, Mrs. W. T. Musser of Rural Retreat, Mrs. Jess Curnutte of Portsmouth, Mrs. W. R. James of Tampa, FL, and Mrs. Walter Pramer of Odessa, FL; brother, Dewey R. Willard of Rural Retreat. Services at Kimberling Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Blevins Albert E.   4 Jan 1958 South Fork - Albert Eugene Blevins, infant, died 4 January 1958. Survivors: his mother, Mrs. Katherine Blevins of South Fork; grandmother, Mrs. May Blevins of Marion. Graveside services at Thomas Cemetery.
Copenhaver Sanders F.   4 Jan 1958 Crockett - Sanders F. Copenhaver, 88, died 4 January 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. Hugh Kincer of Elkwood, Mrs. E. J. Dixon and Mrs. J. B. Callihan of Crockett, and Mrs. Dewey Willard of Rural Retreat; 4 sons, Herman H. Copenhaver of Marion, Lawrence B. Copenhaver of Speedwell, Walter S. Copenhaver of Chilhowie, and Lester S. Copenhaver of Crockett; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips of Marion and Mrs. Ida Umberger of Wytheville. Services at Mt. Ephriam Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beville India   5 Jan 1958 Atkins - Miss India BeVille, 81, died 5 January 1958 at her home. Survivors: 2 sisters, Mrs. Roda Edwards of Atkins and Mrs. Mary Graham of Marion; brother, Peter E. BeVille of Atkins. Services at the residence with burial in Wassum Cemetery.
Hoskins Laura   5 Jan 1958 Glade Spring - Mrs. Laura Hoskins, 78, died 5 January 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Edna Reddix of Glade Spring and Mrs. Louise Austin of Oakfield, NY; son, Arthur Hoskins of Glade Spring; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Services at Fairview Baptist Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Delp Laura V.   6 Jan 1958 Comers Rock - Mrs. Laura Virginia Delp, 75, died 6 January 1958 at the home of a daughter in Comers Rock. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Eunice Byrd of Comers Rock and Mrs. Beulah Ross of Marion. Services at Mt. Zion Methodist Church with burial in Comers Rock Cemetery.
Sessor Rebecca   6 Jan 1958 Norfolk, VA - Rebecca Susan Sessor, infant, died 6 January 1958 at a Baltimore, MD, hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Sessor of Norfolk; 4 brothers, John Sessor, Eddie Sessor, Nick Sessor and Roger Sessor of Norfolk. Services at the John Owens residence in Glade Spring with burial in Clinchburg Cemetery.
Willard Oakley L.   6 Jan 1958 Wytheville - Oakley Leroy Willard, 50, died 6 January 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Hazel Carton of Rural Retreat. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home in Wytheville with burial in Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat.
Doss Shirley S.   7 Jan 1958 Crockett - Mrs. Shirley Catherine Spraker Doss, 18, died 7 January 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Survivors: husband, Willard Doss; son, Gary Carson Doss; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. French Spraker of Crockett; sister, Mrs. William Akers of Crockett; 3 brothers, Willard Spraker with the US Air Force in Kansas, Joe Spraker and Alfred Spraker of Crockett; her grandfather, Joe Spraker; grandmother, Ada Kincer of Richmond. Services at Rosenbaum Chapel with burial in the church cemetery.
Blevins Hugh   8 Jan 1958 Chilhowie - Elder Hugh Mitchell Blevins, 69, died 8 January 1958 at his home. Survivors: 7 sons, Robert Blevins, David Blevins, Roy Blevins, Hugh Blevins and Sammy Blevins of Chilhowie, Ben Blevins of Marion, and James Blevins of Long Valley, NJ; 5 daughters, Mrs. Amos Presnell of Chilhowie, Mrs. Quentin Dancy of Marion, Mrs. Vester Hamm of Trout Dale, Mrs. John Bobbitt of Salem, and Mrs. Ellis Sheets of Gaithersburg, MD; 4 brothers, Lonnie Blevins of Chilhowie, Dan Blevins of Freeland, MD, Worley Blevins of Parkton, MD, and John Blevins of New York; 4 sisters, Mrs. John Cress and Mrs. Nannie Perry of Chilhowie, Mrs. Leonard Davis of Freeland, MD, and Mrs. Pearl Owens of New Freedom, PA; 33 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Services at St. Clair's Bottom Primitive Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Williams Danny F.   9 Jan 1958 Wytheville - Danny Frank Williams, age 5, died 9 January 1958 at a Lynchburg, VA, hospital. Survivors: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Troy Randolph Williams of Wytheville; brother, Troy Randolph Williams Jr. of Wytheville; grandfather, Frank Copenhaver of Crockett. Services at Kings Grove Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Davis Milburn T.   12 Jan 1958 Albuquerque, NM - Saltville native Lt. Milburn T. Davis, 23, died 12 January 1958 near Albuquerque, NM, in a single-engine plane crash. Survivors: his parents; wife, Frances McCall Davis; sister, Mrs. James E. Hale of Oak Ridge; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Martha Gant of Jasper, AL. Services at Oak Ridge with burial in Oak Ridge Memorial Cemetery.
Johnson Noah J.   12 Jan 1958 Independence - Noah H. Johnson, 78, died 12 January 1958 at his home. Survivors: 5 sons, Stephen Johnson of Newark, DE, Charlie Johnson and Hurshel Johnson of Independence, Neal Johnson of Orlando, FL, and Bernie Johnson of New York City; sister, Mrs. Cynthia Mays of Comers Rock; 31 grandchildren. Arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Independence.
McGhee Martha J. 4 Aug 1911 14 Jan 1958 New Quarry - Mrs. Martha Jane McGhee, 45, died 14 January 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, Garland E. McGhee; 2 sons, Howard McGhee and Harold McGhee of Fort Jackson, SC; 3 sisters, Mrs. Dick Nutter of Lake Charles, LA and Miss Rachel Lamie and Mrs. O. G. Caudill of Tazewell; 3 brothers, John Lamie of Elizabethton, TN, Clem Lamie of Erwin, TN, and Robert Lamie of Lorraine, OH. Services at Ridgedale Union Church with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 92: Martha McGhee, nee: Lamie (4 Aug 1911-14 Jan 1958)]
McElraft Robert 2 Apr 1893 14 Jan 1958 Saltville - Robert McElraft, 64, was killed 14 January 1958 while working at U. S. Gypsum in Plasterco. Survivors: wife, Margie H. McElraft of Saltville; daughter, Mrs. Lucian Elmore of Saltville; 5 sons, James McElraft, Bascom McElraft and Harry McElraft of Saltville, Brack McElraft of Marion, and Bobby J. McElraft of Plasterco; 2 brothers, Joe McElraft of Abingdon and Julius McElraft of Tazewell; 4 sisters, Mrs. Theresia Hockett of West Virginia, Mrs. Mae Hockett of War, WV, Mrs. Mattie Curd of Lebanon, and Mrs. Ike Rickman of Saltville; 17 grandchildren. Services at Plasterco Union Church with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 60: Robert McElraft (2 Apr 1893-14 Jan 1958); beside Margie McElraft (11 Aug 1898- ), w/o Robert McElraft]
Blevins David M.   14 Jan 1958 Marion - David M. Blevins, 82, died 14 January 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Almedia H. Blevins; 5 daughters, Mrs. Anna Fox and Mrs. Charlie Bray of Marion, Mrs. Oscar Blevins of Grassy Creek, NC, Mrs. Clifford Stamper of Chilhowie, and Miss Jane Blevins of Radford; 7 sons, Orlie Blevins of North Kenova, OH, Raymond Blevins of Ezel, KY, Conley Blevins of Cedar Bluff, Cecil Blevins of Union City, IN, Roby Blevins of Lancaster, PA, Sylvester Blevins of Middletown, OH, and Chalmer Blevins of Radford; 3 sisters, Mrs. Luther Testerman of Marion, Mrs. Frank Dolinger of Jenkinjones, WV, and Mrs. Winn Testerman of Grassy Creek, NC; 3 brothers, Robert Blevins of Sophia, WV, Charlie Blevins of Shady Valley, TN, and Edd Blevins of Rugby; 37 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Haw Orchard Cemetery in Grayson Co., VA.
Comer Biddie A.   14 Jan 1958 Trout Dale - Mrs. Biddie Ann Comer, 67, died 14 January 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Edith Lee of Centerville; 2 sons, Grover Comer of Notesville and Ralph Comer of Aberdeen, MD. Services at Fox Creek Primitive Baptist Church with burial in Comer Cemetery.
Mullins James A. S.   14 Jan 1958 Glade Spring - James Andrew Steven Mullins, 77, died 14 January 1958 at his home. Survivors: 5 daughters, Mrs. Oakley Reed of Roanoke, Mrs. Robert G. Lewis of Radford, Miss Ovella Mullins and Mrs. Garner McCormick of Glade Spring, and Mrs. William Henderson of Pensacola, FL; son, James Garnet Mullins of Glade Spring; sister, Mrs. Tom Phipps of Saltville; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Glade Spring Baptist Church with burial in Glade Spring Cemetery.
Leonard W. A. (Mrs.)   15 Jan 1958 Groseclose - Mrs. W. A. Leonard, 89, died 15 January 1958 at her home. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Nellie Leonard of Groseclose and Mrs. James Catron of Rural Retreat; 2 sons, M. D. Leonard of Arlington, and P. E. Leonard of Roanoke. Services at Fulton Methodist Church with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Phillippi Garland B.   15 Jan 1958 Groseclose - Garland Blaine Phillippi, 73, died 15 January 1958 at his home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. M. C. Shupe of Groseclose; son, Ralph Phillippi of Clayton, NY; 2 sisters, Mrs. M. L. Greenwood and Mrs. Price Pierce of Marion; brother, Ira Phillippi of Bristol, TN. Services at Fulton Methodist Church with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Eblen Mae G. 12 Apr 1899 16 Jan 1958 Marion - Mrs. Mae Garst Eblen, 58, died 16 January 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, Rev. S. M. Eblen of Marion; 3 daughters, Miss Sarah Eblen and Mrs. B. J. Cornett of Marion, and Mrs. Evan R. Hollingsworth of Cambridge, MN; 2 sons, Paul Eblen of Abingdon and Phillip Eblen of Salem; her mother, Mrs. John L. Garst Sr. of Salem; 2 sisters, Mrs. S. W. Lavinder of Salem and Miss Thelma Garst of Chicago, IL; 2 brothers, Winston W. Garst and John L. Garst Jr. of Chicago; 4 grandchildren. Services at First Methodist Church in Marion with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 118: Lillie Mae Eblen, nee: Garst (12 Apr 1899-16 Jan 1958), beside tombstone of Samuel Newton Eblen, Methodist Minister (12 Jan 1891-4 Jul 1979). Also, metal marker for Sarah Ann Eblen, (1922-1996)]
Hale William F.   16 Jan 1958 Chilhowie - William Franklin Hale, 67, died 16 January 1958 at a Roanoke nursing home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Floyd Kenny of Frederick, MD; 2 sons, W. F. Hale Jr. of Tacoma, WA, and Lloyd Hale of Chilhowie; 2 brothers, Dan Hale and E. M. Hale of Chilhowie; 8 grandchildren. Services at Chilhowie Christian Church with burial in Middle Fork Cemetery.
Robinson Ollie   16 Jan 1958 Marion - Miss Ollie Catherine Robinson, 70, died 16 January 1958 at the home of a cousin in Marion. Survivors: brother, William J. Robinson of Marion; several nieces and nephews. Services at Mt. Zion Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Bennington Florence H.   17 Jan 1958 Rural Retreat - Mrs. Florence H. Bennington, 66, died 17 January 1958 at an Alexandria, VA, hospital. Survivors: husband, J. Stuart Bennington; 5 daughters, Mrs. Neal Dutton of Rural Retreat, Mrs. Tilden Stickley of Middletown, Mrs. Eva Legge and Mrs. William Hutcherson of Alexandria, and Mrs. Norman Smith of Salt Lake City, UT; 2 sons, Rex Bennington of Roanoke Rapids, NC, and Dan Bennington of Silver Spring, MD; 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna Parks of Lakeland, FL, and Mrs. Mary James of Farland, WA; 5 brothers, Greek Horne of Sugar Grove, Sam Horne of Atkins, Enoch Horne of Marion, Denton Horne of Tucson, AZ, and Ford Horne of Seattle, WA. Services at Blue Springs Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Dungan Lucy R.   17 Jan 1958 Marion - Mrs. Lou Ella (Lucy) Roberts Dungan, 84, died 17 January 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: son, Jack Dungan of Marion; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Services at Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie with burial in Middle Fork Cemetery.
Riddle Emma F.   17 Jan 1958 Trout Dale - Mrs. Emma Frances Riddle, 71, died 17 January 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, Arthur W. Riddle; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ken Shumate, Mrs. Jack Shumate, and Mrs. Mabel Shepherd of Trout Dale, and Mrs. Hurst Warren of Rugby; brother, Letcher Upchurch of Bristol; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren. Services at Laurel Valley Lutheran Church with burial in Corinth Cemetery at Rugby.
Heath Mandy Jane   18 Jan 1958 Glade Spring - Mrs. Mandy Jane Heath, 72, died 18 January 1958 at her home. Survivors: 5 sons, Worley Heath of Sparks, MD, Wiley Heath, Charlie Heath and Sam Heath of Parkton, MD, and Robert Heath of Glade Spring; 3 daughters, Mrs. Piney Price and Mrs. Gertie Greer of Parkton, and Mrs. Hattie Thomas of Monkton, MD; 2 brothers, John Henegar and Fuller Henegar of Saltville; 24 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Services at Rush Creek Primitive Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Helton W. M.   19 Jan 1958 Saltville - W. M. Helton, 79, died 19 January 1958 at his home in Saltville. Survivors: 6 sons, Grover Helton, Bruce Helton, John Helton, Ray Helton, Howard Helton and Joe Helton of Saltville; 5 daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Aistrop and Mrs. Dala Henderson of Saltville, Mrs. Kate Wood of Bristol, TN, Mrs. Minnie Price of Abingdon and Mrs. Marie Sininly of Putman; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ebb Ball and Mrs. Ollie Aistrop of Elizabethton, TN; 50 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Services at the Bruce Helton residence with burial in the family cemetery. [William H. Helton, widower of Susan Edna Patrick]
Booth Haskell W.   20 Jan 1958 Rocky Mount - Haskell William Booth, 48, died 20 January 1958 at a Rocky Mount hospital. Survivors: wife, Glenna Lorrain Booth; daughter Miss Sandra Booth of Rocky Mount; 3 sisters, Mrs. E. R. Arnold of Saltville, Mrs. Norvell Sanders of Norfolk, and Mrs. Kenneth French of Roanoke; 4 brothers, Malcolm Booth and Eugene Booth of Saltville, Sylvester Booth of Norfolk, and L. B. Booth of Narrows. Services at Rocky Mount Methodist Church with burial in High Street Cemetery.
Shupe Celia J.   20 Jan 1958 Marion - Mrs. Celia Jane Shupe, 79, died 20 January 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. Howard Stratton, Miss Mary Shupe and Mrs. Boyd Gowins of Marion, and Mrs. Fletcher Sexton of Rising Sun, MD; 2 sons, Robert L. Shupe and Charley H. Shupe of Marion; brother, John I. Tester of Mountain City, TN; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Zion Cemetery in Washington County.
Hill Roy Ezra 29 Jan 1903 21 Jan 1958 Saltville - Roy Ezra Hill, 59, died 21 January 1958 at his home in Allison's Gap. Survivors: wife, Olivene Hill; daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Farris of Roanoke; brother, John Hill of Bluefield, WV; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Elmore of Pocahontas, WV, and Mrs. Worden Poore of Baltimore, MD. Services at First Church of God in Allison's Gap with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 55: Roy E. Hill; VA PGC 399 Service Sq. AAF WWII; (29 Jan 1903-21 Jan 1958)]
Smith John R.   21 Jan 1958 Marion - John R. Smith, 65, died 21 January 1958 at his home. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Madeline Troxell of Marion and Mrs. Luella Hawthorne of New Orleans, LA; 3 sons, Zionie Smith of Danville, Newman Smith of Wytheville, and Thornton Smith of Oak Ridge, TN; 3 brothers, Rev. M. B. Smith of Max Meadows, Raleigh Smith of Harrisonburg, and Stillman Smith of Baltimore, MD; 2 sisters, Mrs. T. S. Chandler of Wytheville and Mrs. Pearl Lilley of Ashland; half-sister, Mrs. Matt Allison of Saltville. Services at Mt. Mitchell Church in Wythe County with burial in the church cemetery.
Goff Carl W.   22 Jan 1958 Meadowview - Carl Watson Goff, 21, died 22 January 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Goff of Meadowview; 3 brothers, Ron Goff, Quentin Goff and Kenneth Goff of Meadowview; 7 sisters, Mrs. Audrey Billings of West Virginia, Mrs. Christine Stanfield of Detroit, MI, and the Misses Nora Goff, Reva Goff, Wanda Goff, Ruby Goff and Debra Goff of Meadowview. Services at the Pentecostal Church in Coal City, WV, with burial in the church cemetery.
Maiden Conley S. 15 Jun 1882 23 Jan 1958 Long Island, NY - Former Saltville resident Conley S. Maiden, 73, died 23 January 1958 at a Long Island, NY, hospital. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Novella Beecher of Long Island; 2 sons, Earl L. Maiden of Long Island and Claude G. Maiden of Lake Charles, LA; 2 brothers, K. C. Maiden and Benton Maiden of Knoxville, TN; 3 sisters, Mrs. Julie Evens of Knoxville, Mrs. Hugh Heath of Salem, and Mrs. Pete Chapman of Roanoke. Services at First Christian Church in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 36: Conley S. Maiden (15 Jun 1882-23 Jan 1958); beside stone of Josie Nora Maiden (26 May 1882-8 Jul 1946), w/o Conley S. Maiden]
Davis Samuel T.   23 Jan 1958 Saltville - Samuel T. Davis, 84, died 23 January 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: 2 sons, Arthur C. Davis and Floyd J. Davis of Saltville; 5 daughters, Mrs. Bill Montgomery, Mrs. Grover C. Henderson and Mrs. Jesse R. Helton of Saltville, Mrs. Mason Wiley of Portsmouth and Mrs. Harry E. Walters of Bristol; brother, Joe Davis of Holston; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Services at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Montgomery with burial in the family cemetery.
Harmon John T.   23 Jan 1958 Rural Retreat - John Thomas Harmon, 76, died 23 January 1958 at the home of a daughter in Rural Retreat. Survivors: wife, Mary Ellen Harmon of Atkins; 4 daughters, Mrs. Blanch Vaught of Rural Retreat, Mrs. Ruby Wagner of Wytheville, Mrs. Hazel Bedford of Freemont, NC, and Mrs. Irene Barton of Atkins; 5 sons, Charles Harmon of Rural Retreat, Ballard Harmon of Meadow Bridge, WV, Bays Harmon of Cedar Springs, Hubert Harmon of Baltimore, MD, and Willard Harmon of Atkins; 2 sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Fields of Corn Valley and Mrs. Almedia Garrison of Baltimore; 4 brothers, Henry Harmon of Bluefield, Ballard Harmon, Howard Harmon and Turner Harmon of Lebanon; 16 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Lefler D. H. (Mrs.)   23 Jan 1958 Rural Retreat - Mrs. D. H. Lefler, 85, died 23 January 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. O. R. Kirk of Sloan, IA, and Mrs. John Rich of Rural Retreat; foster son, Kelly Lefler of Silver Spring, MD; brother, John Cameron of Detroit, MI. Services at Kimberling Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Thompson Lester V.   23 Jan 1958 Abingdon - Lester Vance Thompson, 46, died 23 January 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Emma West Thompson; 3 daughters, Adrain Thompson, Judith Thompson and Betty Ellen Thompson of Abingdon; 2 sons, Lawrence Thompson and Thomas Thompson of Abingdon; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett M. Thompson of Abingdon; 4 sisters, Mrs. Marion B--es[illegible] of Emory, Mrs. Charles E. Moore of Buckeye, WV, and Mrs. Bradley Billings and Miss Carolyn Thompson of Abingdon; 3 brothers, Donald L. Thompson of Marion, Rudolph Thompson of Sacramento, CA, and Neal Thompson of Abingdon. Services at Campbell Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
Arnold Sam P. 4 Aug 1873 25 Jan 1958 Atkins - Sam P. Arnold, 85, died 25 January 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 2 sons, Bruce Arnold and Earl Arnold of Atkins; 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Grogg of Atkins and Mrs. M. W. Crockett of Nicks Creek; brother, Henry Arnold of Marion; sister, Mrs. Ella Wright of Marion; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Nicks Creek Presbyterian Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 193: Samuel P. Arnold (4 Aug 1873-25 Jan 1958)]
Burkett George A.   26 Jan 1958 Beckley, WV - Groseclose native George A. Burkett, 78, died 26 January 1958 at his home in Beckley. Survivors: wife, Pearl Crutchfield Burkett; daughter, Mrs. George C. Porter of Beckley; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mamie Viands and Mrs. Daisy Hanshew of Rural Retreat, and Mrs. Maggie Hanshew of Atkins; 5 brothers, M. D. Burkett, Ancil Burkett and Early Burkett of Rural Retreat, Benjamin S. Burkett of Casa Grande, AZ, and H. H. Burkett of Lebanon, PA; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Services at Methodist Temple in Beckley with burial in Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley. [an additional son, Howard Burkett, MIA in World War II]
Comer Jacob L.   26 Jan 1958 Marion - Jacob L. Comer, 82, died 26 January 1958 en route to a Bluefield, WV, hospital. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. Garnett Russell of Marion, Mrs. Virginia West of Alexandria, Mrs. E. R. Rice of Bowie, MD, and Mrs. C. H. Fleshman of Bluefield; 2 sons, W. L. Comer of Marion and Jacob L. Comer Jr. of Orangeburg, SC; 5 sisters, Mrs. Cora Thompson of Morristown, TN, Mrs. Tennie Musick of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Lillie Shaver, Mrs. Annie Hill, and Mrs. Alice Jacob of Knoxville, TN; brother, Floyd Comer of Dayton. Services at Laurel Springs Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Ball James A.   27 Jan 1958 Marion - James Alvin Ball, 85, died 27 January 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Celia Jane Brewer Ball of Marion; daughter, Mrs. Goldie Fogg of St. Augustine, FL; son, Hugh Ball of Beckley, WV; 2 brothers, Maston Ball of Welch, WV, and Andy Ball of Fort Worth, TX; sister, Miss Lura Ball of Marion; 5 grandchildren .Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 138: James A. Ball (1873-Feb 1958); beside Celia J. Ball (1880-Mar 1958), w/o J. A. Ball]
Kennedy James L.   28 Jan 1958 Columbus, OH - Former Grant resident James Lance Kennedy, 57, died 28 January 1958 at his home in Columbus. Survivors: wife, Dawn Hoffman Kennedy; sister, Mrs. Charles Edwards of Fountain City, TN. Services at Grant Methodist Church with burial in Grant cemetery.
Testerman William D.   28 Jan 1958 Sugar Grove - William Dudley Testerman, age one month, died 28 January 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer V. Testerman of Sugar Grove; 3 brothers, Elmer R. Testerman, James Testerman and Edgar Testerman of Sugar Grove; sister, Theresa Darlene Testerman of Sugar Grove; grandparents, Mrs. Millie Testerman of Sugar Grove, and S. W. Mooney of Tazewell; maternal foster grandmother, Mrs. E. A. Parks of Sugar Grove. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Slemp Cemetery in Sugar Grove. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 194: Wm. D. Testerman (27 Dec 1957-28 Jan 1958), s/o Elmer and Mary Testerman]
Thomas Ben K. (Mrs.)   28 Jan 1958 Glade Spring - Mrs. Ben K. Thomas, 57, died 28 January 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband; 4 sons, Fred Thomas, C. W. Thomas and Don Thomas of Glade Spring, and Ben Thomas of Plasterco; 7 daughters, the Misses Geneva Thomas and Ora Thomas of Glade Spring, Mrs. Kenneth Austin and Mrs. Carl Nipper of Saltville, Mrs. Hulen Thomas of Abingdon, Mrs. Dale Thomas of Danville, and Mrs. Layton Bott Jr. of Wyndale; her mother, Mrs. George Herald of Glade Spring; 2 brothers, Clint Herald of Glade Spring and Harvey Herald of Akron, OH; 5 sisters, Mrs. Fred Wallace and Mrs. John B. Patrick of Clinchburg, Mrs. Ray Lester of Glade Spring, Mrs. Arthur Ratcliffe of Chilhowie, and Mrs. Bob Delp of Abingdon. Services at Seven Springs Presbyterian Church with burial in Baptist Cemetery.
Roberts Lacey M. (Mrs.)   29 Jan 1958 Meadowview - Mrs. Lacey Maiden Roberts, 81, died 29 January 1958 at her home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Edd G. Eller of North Wilkesboro, NC; brother, William M. Maiden of Meadowview; 1 grandchild. Services at Meadowview Methodist Church with burial in Holston Conference Cemetery.
Johnson Kate B. 22 Mar 1884 31 Jan 1958 Chatham Hill - Mrs. Kate Buchanan Johnson, 73, died 31 January 1958 at her home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. John Bowman of Chilhowie; 2 sons, James B. Johnson of Tannersville and George C. Johnson of Chatham Hill; sister, Mrs. Betty Kelly of True, WV; 13 grandchildren. Services at Ridgedale Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 86: Kate B. Johnson (22 Mar 1884-31 Jan 1958), w/o John A. Johnson (13 Apr 1887-7 Apr 1957)]
Riffey John F.   31 Jan 1958 Glade Spring - John Floyd Riffey, 87, died 31 January 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Blanche Lester Riffey; 4 sons, William E. Riffey of Pulaski, James F. Riffey of Maryland, Floyd B. Riffey of Chilhowie, and Douglas H. Riffey at Eglin AFB, FL; 5 daughters, Mrs. Thelma Pyle of Bristol, TN, Mrs. B. J. Holleman of Leckie, WV, Mrs. B. W. Ratcliff of Glade Spring, Mrs. James E. Norris of Clinchburg, and Mrs. Stokes Wells of Lima, OH; brother, Will Riffey of Florida; 2 sisters, Mrs. Walter Ratcliff of Glade Spring and Mrs. James Byars of Florida; 29 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Services at Glade Spring Presbyterian Church with burial in Old Glade Cemetery.
Goolsby William   1 Feb 1958 Chilhowie - William Page Alexander Goolsby, 62, died 1 February 1958 at a Johnson City, TN, hospital. Survivors: son, William Edward Goolsby of Media, PA; brother, James Goolsby of Chilhowie; 1 grandchild. Services at First Baptist Church in Chilhowie with burial at the Veterans' Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN.
Hutton Gilbert B.   1 Feb 1958 Marion - Gilbert B. Hutton, 43, died 1 February 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Louise Wolfe Hutton; 2 sons, Gilbert Hutton Jr. and Willard D. Hutton of Marion; daughter, Miss Nancy Pearl Hutton of Marion; 3 sisters, Mrs. James Richardson, Mrs. Floyd Thompson and Mrs. Ray Anderson of Marion. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home. [No burial information given]
Osborne Muncey   1 Feb 1958 Martinsville - Muncey Osborne Jr., 38, died 1 February 1958 en route to a Martinsville hospital. Survivors: wife, Augusta B. Osborne; his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Tyre Billings of Independence; half-sister, Mrs. Jack Bobbitt of Independence; 2 brothers, Herman Osborne of Independence and Charles Osborne of Baltimore, MD. Services at McKee Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery in Independence.
Fry James T.   2 Feb 1958 Bristol - James T. Fry, 85, died 2 February 1958 . Survivors: wife, Ruth Fry; daughter, Mrs. A. J. Rowe of Savannah, GA; 3 sons, Ernest Fry of Pennington Gap, James T. Fry Jr. of Fort Lewis, WA, and John H. Fry of Bristol; 2 step-daughters, Mrs.Lola Patrick of Yardley, PA, and Mrs. Eulee Roberts of Knoxville, TN; step-son, Charles H. Fry of Bristol; brother, Edgar Fry of Colquitt, GA; 2 sisters, Mrs. P. R. Francis of Marion and Mrs. S. A. Cole of Chilhowie; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol with burial in Riverside Cemetery.
McCormick Pocahontas   2 Feb 1958 Seven Mile Ford - Mrs. Pocahontas Copenhaver McCormick, 77, died 2 February 1958 at her home. Survivors: 3 sons, Roy G. McCormick and James H. McCormick Jr. of Seven Mile Ford, and Graham A. McCormick of Logan, WV; 2 sisters, Mrs. H. Durman and Mrs. Walter Blankenbeckler of Hopewell; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Services at Seven Mile Ford Presbyterian Church with burial in Adwolfe Cemetery.
Stowers Garland W.   2 Feb 1958 Bland - Garland Wayne Stowers, infant, died 2 February 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Minor Stowers; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Bales of Rural Retreat and Mr. Thomas Stowers of Bland. Services at Bland Funeral Home with burial in Bethel Cemetery.
Brewer Rush Y. 9 Sep 1898 3 Feb 1958 Chilhowie - Rush Young Brewer, 59, died 3 February 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Dora Blevins Brewer; 4 sons, Norman B. Brewer of Columbus, GA, James E. Brewer with the US Army in Germany, Ernest G. Brewer of Chilhowie, and Leonard F. Brewer of Midland, TX; daughter, Mrs. James P. Clint of Clifton; 5 brothers, R. L. Brewer of Bristol, Grover W. Brewer of Glade Spring, John Brewer of Avondale, PA, Levi Brewer of Princeton, WV, and Sam Brewer of Kentucky; 2 sisters, Mrs. Conrad Wishon of Darlington, MD, and Mrs. Lula Black of Concord; 4 grandchildren. Services at Grosses Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 118: Rush Y. Brewer (9 Sep 1898-3 Feb 1958); beside Dora Evelyn Brewer (21 Sep 1904-29 May 1878), w/o Rush Y. Brewer]
Debusk William W.   4 Feb 1958 Damascus - William Walter DeBusk, 84, died 4 February 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Allie DeBusk; son, C. H. DeBusk of Glade Spring; 3 daughters, Mrs. J. H. McVey and Mrs. Robert Denney of Glade Spring, and Mrs. Ray McVey of Bluefield, WV; 6 brothers, Clint DeBusk of Midway, TN, Charley DeBusk of Oregon, Andy DeBusk of Glade Spring, Ellis DeBusk of Clinchburg, Ira DeBusk of Damascus, and Rev. F. DeBusk of Knoxville, TN; sister, Mrs. W. C. Widener of Glade Spring; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Services at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Widener's Valley with burial in the church cemetery.
McCrary Thomas H.   8 Feb 1958 Elgin, TX - Former Chilhowie resident Thomas H. McCrary, 90, died 8 February 1958 at the home of his son, Rev. George B. McCrary, in Elgin TX. Additional survivors include 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Services and burial in Winters, TX.
Broady Elmer 17 Jan 1914 12 Feb 1958 Lundale, WV - Former Saltville resident Elmer Broady, 44, died 12 February 1958 in Lundale. Survivors: wife, Ruth Brannon Broady; 2 sons, William L. Broady and Elmer L. Broady Jr. of Lundale; 2 daughters, Andra Sue Broady and Rebecca Lynn Broady of Lundale; 2 sisters, Mrs. Annie Henderson and Mrs. Mary Moore of Williamsburg; 2 brothers, David Broady of Lundale and Thomas Broady of Martinsville, WV; his mother, Mrs. James W. Broady. Services at First Christian Church in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Elmer Lee Broady m. Ruth Brannon, d/o Jacob Leslie Brannon & Alice Rebecca Chapman. Sturgills, Vol II, p. 47: Elmer L. Broady (17 Jan 1914-12 Feb 1958)]
Yonce Albert   12 Feb 1958 Lancaster, PA - Rural Retreat native Albert Rhea Yonce, 53, died 12 February 1958 in Lancaster, PA. Survivors: wife, Mamie Foglesong Yonce; daughter, Miss Frances Yonce of Lancaster; 2 sons, Franklin Yonce and John Yonce of Lancaster; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ollie King and Mrs. Lola Repass of Rural Retreat; brother, Estel Yonce of Glenmore, PA. Services at Kimberlin Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Schwartz George S. 11 Jun 1892 13 Feb 1958 Johnson City, TN - Former Marion resident George S. Schwartz, 65, died 13 February 1958 at his home in Johnson City. Survivors: wife, Nellie Shortts Schwartz; 5 sons, Eugene Schwartz, Charlie Schwartz, Wilbert Schwartz and Larry Schwartz of Johnson City, and Richard Schwartz of Kingsport, TN; daughter, Mrs. W. D. Goodpasture of Marion; 4 brothers, Jim Schwartz of Marion, John Schwartz of Roanoke, Albert Schwartz of Atlanta, GA, and Frank Schwartz of Williamson, WV; sister, Mrs. George Puckett of Marion. Services at Seaver Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 139: George Sprinkle Schwartz (11 Jun 1892-13 Feb 1958); beside Nellie Anna Schwartz (9 May 1891-21 Jun 1971), w/o George Sprinkle Schwartz]
Johnson Alice E.   13 Feb 1958 Marion - Mrs. Alice E. Johnson, 75, died 13 February 1958 at a Marion hospital. No survivors listed. Services at Riverside Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Hash Cora E.   14 Feb 1958 Flatridge - Mrs. Cora Ellen Hash, 44, died 14 February 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, Letcher Hash; son, Rex Hash of Sparta, NC; her mother, Mrs. Alice Cornett of Flatridge; brother, Ernest Poole of Flatridge. Services at Honey Grove Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Kegley Fulton (Mrs.)   15 Feb 1958 Bland - Mrs. Fulton Kegley, 85, died 15 February 1958 at a Bluefield, WV, hospital. Survivors include a brother, F. J. Hayes of Chatham Hill. Services at Bland Lutheran Church with burial in the family cemetery.
Musser Eugene (Mrs.)   15 Feb 1958 Rural Retreat - Mrs. Eugene Musser, 90, died 15 February 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Hattie Justice of Rural Retreat; 3 sons, Forrest H. Musser and B. L. Musser of Rural Retreat, and Vernon Musser of Mullins, WV; 2 sisters, Mrs. Harmon T. Musser of Kewanee, IL, and Mrs. Norman Walls of Richmond. Services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rural Retreat with burial in the church cemetery.
Dunn Lena D.   16 Feb 1958 Meadowview - Mrs. Lena Dove Dunn, 56, died 16 February 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, Carl W. Dun; son, Dr. Marce O. Dunn of Abingdon; 2 daughters, Mrs. Gordon W. Linkous of Marion and Mrs. W. Howard Counts of Chattanooga, TN; 2 brothers, Leslie Dove of Abingdon and Ernest Dove of Bristol; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ed Price, Mrs. W. T. Price and Mrs. John Clark of Abingdon; 7 grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
Leslie Harvey G.   16 Feb 1958 Washington, DC - Former Rural Retreat resident Harvey G. Leslie died 16 February 1958 in a Washington hospital. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mary L. Heldrith of Rural Retreat. Services at Oakley's Chapel in Roanoke with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Roanoke. [s/o Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Leslie]
Ross George B.   16 Feb 1958 San Francisco, CA - Former Sugar Grove resident George Ben Ross, 41, died 16 February 1958 at his home in San Francisco. Survivors: wife, Irene Cosmos Rose of San Francisco; 2 daughters, the Misses Linda Ross and Gwendolyn Ross of Bland; his mother, Mrs. E. W. Ross of Sugar Grove; 4 sisters, Mrs. R. D. Price and Mrs. W. H. Slemp of Sugar Grove, Mrs. J. S. Rogers and Mrs. J. E. York of Marion. Arrangements by Barnett's Funeral Home of Marion.
Pickle Allen D.   17 Feb 1958 Atkins - Allen Dale Pickle, infant, died 17 February 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dayton L. Pickle of Atkins; brother, Terry Pickle of Atkins; 2 sisters, Linda Pickle and Vivian Pickle of Atkins; 2 step-brothers, Bobby Patrick and Zeddie Patrick of Atkins; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fox Hutton of Marion and Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Pickle of Groseclose. Services at Seaver Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Groseclose.
Steffey Lewis G.   17 Feb 1958 Rural Retreat - Lewis Gwynn Steffey, 71, died 17 February 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife; son, Fred Steffey of Rural Retreat; 2 grandchildren. Services at Rural Retreat Methodist Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Widener Giles J.   17 Feb 1958 Saltville - Giles J. Widener, 46, died 17 February 1958 at a Johnson City, TN, hospital. Survivors: wife, Revonda S. Widener of Saltville; son, Johnnie Widener of Saltville; daughter, Patsy Widener of Saltville; 2 brothers, Hobert Widener of Saltville and Marvin Widener of Baltimore, MD; 3 sisters, Mrs. Helen Bordwine and Mrs. Alvin Keith of Saltville, and Mrs. Magaline Rosenbaum of Homestead, FL; his mother, Mrs. Alfred Widener of Homestead. Services at First Christian Church in Saltville with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon.
Cuddy Robert S.   18 Feb 1958 Saltville - Robert S. Cuddy, 85, died 18 February 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: 5 daughters, Mrs. Leslie Booth of Johnson City, TN, Mrs. Norvell Hammond, Mrs. Lon Hammond, Mrs. Bascom Campbell, and Mrs. Joe Grace of Plasterco; 4 sons, Millard Cuddy of Meadowview, Trigg Cuddy of Clinchburg, Howard Cuddy of Kingsport, TN, and Lee Cuddy of Glade Spring; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Services at Mahanaim Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Peak Rush F.   18 Feb 1958 Volney - Rush F. Peak, 75, died 18 February 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Gertrude Paisley Peak; 5 daughters; 4 sons; 1 sister; 1 brother. Services at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Richardson R. C.   18 Feb 1958 Beckley, WV - Glade Spring native R. Clyde Richardson, 55, died 18 February 1958 at his home in Beckley. Survivors: wife, Haline Williams Richardson; son, R. C. Richardson Jr. of Lewisburg, WV; brother, Russ Richardson of Marion; 3 sisters, Mrs. George Nichols of Bristol, Mrs. Ray Wheeler of Bristol, TN, and Mrs. James Thompson of Glade Spring. Services at Melton Funeral Home in Beckley. [no burial location given]
Pennington Floyd A. 10 Aug 1886 22 Feb 1958 Atkins - Floyd A. Pennington, 71, died 22 February 1958 at a York, PA, hospital. Survivors: wife, Jenny Calhoun Pennington; 2 sons, William F. Pennington and Edward L. Pennington of Marion; 3 daughters, Mrs. Walter Hash of Atkins, Mrs. Stewart McCleary and Mrs. Ray Vernon of Shrewsbury, PA; brother, Sam Pennington of Maryland; 3 sisters, Mrs. Carl Crest, Mrs. Susie McKaughn, and Mrs. Belie Fortner of Atkins; 6 grandchildren. Services at Cedar Bluff Baptist Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 117: Floyd A. Pennington, h/o Jennie C. Pennington (10 Aug 1886-22 Feb 1958; beside stone of Jennie C. Pennington (31 Jan 1893-23 Jun 1985)]
Sanders Rachel C. 31 Oct 1876 22 Feb 1958 Chilhowie - Mrs. Rachel Graham Cox Sanders died 22 February 1958. Survivors: 5 daughters, Mrs. Charles L. McConnell of Abingdon, Mrs. George Leslie Beamer of Narrows, Mrs. Margaret S. Thomas of Meadowview, Mrs. Rachel Upchurch of Greensboro, NC, and Mrs. Charles B. Franklin of Gainesville, FL; 2 sons, Harold C. Sanders of Abingdon and Edwin C. Sanders of Chilhowie; sister, Mrs. Kate C. Crockett of Berryville; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Services at Seven Mile Ford Presbyterian Church with burial in Beattie Cemetery in Chilhowie. [Rachel Graham Cox (31 Oct 1876-22 Feb 1958), d/o Samuel Alexander Cox & Elizabeth Sexton; m. Marvin Sanders. Sturgills, Vol I, p. 213: Rachel Sanders, nee: Cox (1876-1958); beside stone of Marvin Sanders (1873-1953)]
Greer Amanda   22 Feb 1958 Damascus - Mrs. Amanda Greer, 85, died 22 February 1958 at an Abingdon nursing home. Survivors: 3 daughters [2 listed], Mrs. Ira DeBusk of Damascus and Mrs. Frank Widener of Glade Spring; foster son, Walter Shupe of Pocahontas, VA; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Services at Wright Funeral Home in Damascus with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon.
Poore Bessie H.   22 Feb 1958 Baltimore, MD - Former Saltville resident Mrs. Bessie Hill Poore, 57, died 22 February 1958 at a Baltimore hospital. Survivors: husband, Worden Poore; son, Charles Poore of Baltimore; daughter, Mrs. Robert Yates of Itman, WV; brother, John Hill of Bluefield, WV; sister, Mrs. John Elmore of Pocahontas, VA. Services at First Church of God in Saltville with burial in the family cemetery.
Taylor Sam J.   22 Feb 1958 Saltville - Sam Jesse Taylor, 56, died 22 February 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Margaret Miller Taylor; 4 sons, Billy R. Taylor of Missouri, and Joe Taylor, Floyd Taylor, and Harold Taylor of Saltville; 6 daughters, Mrs. Curtis Akers of Roanoke, Mrs. Glenn Bandy of Salem, and Mrs. Charlotte Allison, Miss Jean Taylor, Miss Opal Taylor and Miss Edith Taylor of Saltville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bess McKeever of Tampa, F, and Mrs. Bert Broady of Saltville; 3 grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Samuel Jesse Taylor (1902-22 Feb 1958), s/o Charles A. Taylor & Ellen Ley Henderson; m. Margaret Mallie Miller (1911-17 Jun 1975), d/o G. W. Miller & Callie Griffith]
Barr Fannie   25 Feb 1958 Konnarock - Mrs. Fannie Barr, 96, died 25 February 1958 at her home. Survivors: 3 sons, Ed Barr and Levi Barr of Konnarock, and Dewey Barr of Marion; foster son, Junior Barr of Konnarock; 3 daughters, Mrs. Alta Fritz of Bluefield, WV, Mrs. Bessie Woodward of Damascus, and Mrs. Dollie Severt of Winston-Salem, NC; sister, Mrs. Mandy Lewis of Glade Spring; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Services at Konnarock Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Stamper Gilmore H.   25 Feb 1958 Chilhowie - Gilmore Hillrey Stamper, 78, died 25 February 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 7 sons, Robert Stamper and Everett Stamper of Maitland, FL, Lee Mack Stamper, James Stamper and Howard Stamper of Marion, Victor Stamper of Chilhowie, and Leonard Stamper of Shandon, OH; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Davis of Chilhowie, Miss Gladys Stamper of Greensboro, NC, and Mrs. Dean Cook of Winston-Salem, NC; sister, Mrs. Emanuel Blevins of Chilhowie; 18 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Services at Grosses Creek Baptist Church with burial in Pleasant View Cemetery in Widener's Valley.
Lee Charlie H.   27 Feb 1958 Abingdon - Charlie H. Lee died 27 February 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors include 2 foster sons, Sherman Norris of Chilhowie and Charles Norris of Saltville. Services at Duncansville Christian Church with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon.
Nelson Norma J.   27 Feb 1958 Marion - Mrs. Norma Jean Nelson, 22, died 27 February 1958 at a Baltimore, MD, hospital. Survivors: husband, Harold Nelson; her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barr of Marion; sister, Mrs. Lenna Billings of Havre de Grace, MD; brother, Marshall L. Barr of Washington, DC. Services at Konnarock Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Russell Robert L.   28 Feb 1958 Sugar Grove - Robert L. Russell, 59, died 28 February 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife; son, Murrell Russell of Marion; 2 brothers, Milton Russell of Annapolis, MD, and Burtrum Russell of Los Angeles, CA; sister, Mrs. M. A. Suddeth of Newland, NC; 1 grandchild. Services at Wharf Hill Methodist Church with burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Snider David C.   28 Feb 1958 Marion - David C. Snider, 86, died 28 February 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 4 sons, T. R. Snider of Crossville, TN, Gale Snider of Hellam, PA, and Frank Snider and Paul Snider of Atkins; 3 daughters, Mrs. F. H. Calhoun of Glenrock, PA, Mrs. W. E. Werden of Max Meadows, and Mrs. L. C. Musser of Baltimore, MD. Services at Seaver Funeral Home with burial in Wassum Cemetery.
Troxell William Joe   28 Feb 1958 Chilhowie - William Joe Troxell, age 7 months, died 28 February 1958. Survivors: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Joe Troxell of Chilhowie; 2 sisters, Betty Zane Troxell and Martha Jane Troxell; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Troxell and Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Frye of Chilhowie. Services at Chilhowie Baptist Church with burial in St. James Cemetery.
Anderson Moss J.   2 Mar 1958 Marion - Moss J. Anderson, 66, died 2 March 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Lilly Anderson; 2 daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Beverly in the Philippines, and Mrs. Versa Ley of Virginia Beach; son, S. H. Anderson of Tampa, FL; 3 brothers, John Anderson of Newport, KY, Hillard Anderson and Allen Anderson of Louisville, KY; 2 sisters, Miss Lottie Anderson of Newport and Mrs. Stella Anderson of Baltimore, MD. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Morgan Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol I, p. 63: Moses J. Anderson (1892-1958); beside Lilly A. Anderson (1907-____), w/o Moses J. Anderson]
Rotenberry Mary   3 Mar 1958 Marion - Mrs. Mary Rotenberry, 81, died 3 March 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, Ed Rotenberry; 4 daughters, Mrs. W. D. Mitchell, Mrs. Riley Trivett, and Mrs. Frazier Gillespie of Marion, and Mrs. C. O. Smith of Hillsville; 4 sons, Luther Rotenberry and Walter Rotenberry of Marion, Hugh Rotenberry of Vienna, and Ray Rotenberry of Herndon, WV; 3 brothers, John West of Opportunity, WA, Arthur West and Ray West of Washington, DC; 43 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Services at Zion Hill Methodist Church with burial in West Cemetery.
Rotenberry Tom   3 Mar 1958 Broadford - Tom Rotenberry, 63, died 3 March 1958 at the Veterans' Home in Oteen, NC. Survivors: wife, Hattie Rotenberry; 2 sons, Thomas Rotenberry of Roanoke and Freeman Rotenberry of Broadford; 4 daughters, Mrs. Carl Brown of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Albert Crewey, Mrs. Albert Surber and Janet Rotenberry of Broadford. Services at Broadford Methodist Church with burial in Mountain Home Veterans' Cemetery near Johnson City, TN.
Wright Hannah W.   3 Mar 1958 Martinsville, VA - Mrs. Hannah Walton Wright, 85, died 3 March 1958 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mae St. Clair, in Martinsville. Additional survivors include a son, William S. Wright of Marion. Services at Fairview Methodist Church in Ivanhoe with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Heath Charles T. 24 Mar 1899 4 Mar 1958 Saltville - Charles Taylor Heath, 58, died 4 March 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Minnie C. Heath; 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Buchanan and Mrs. Herman Ingram of Roanoke; 2 brothers, James Heath of Saltville and Edgar Heath of Gastonia, NC; 6 sisters, Mrs. Vonia Coe of Bristol, Mrs. Mary Letner of Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Lena Heath and Mrs. Francis Carpenter of Gastonia, ND, and Mrs. Annie Heath and Mrs. Virginia Moore of Mt. Holly, NC; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 97: Charles Taylor Heath (24 Mar 1899-4 Mar 1958); beside stone of Minnie C. Heath (11 Feb 1903- )]
Cook William R.   5 Mar 1958 Chilhowie - William R. Cook, 90, died 5 March 1958 in Fawn Grove, PA. Survivors: 2 sons, Vance Cook of Chilhowie and Walter C. Cook of Bel Air, MD; 2 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Hodge of Fawn Grove, and Mrs. Bessie Reeves of Greneille, IA; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Services at Mountain View Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Neeley Victoria   5 Mar 1958 Appalachia - Mrs. Victoria Spear Neeley, 71, died 5 March 1958 at an Appalachia hospital. Survivors include her husband, William D. Neeley of Appalachia, and a son, John D. Neeley of Marion. Services at Inman Methodist Church with burial in the American Legion Cemetery in Big Stone Gap, VA.
Martin Charles F. (Mrs.) 2 Apr 1884 6 Mar 1958 Marion - Mrs. Charles F. Martin died 6 March 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband; 3 daughters, Miss Helen Martin and Miss Elizabeth Martin of Marion, and Mrs. W. L. Hawkins of Abingdon; 2 sons, Fred Martin of High Point, NC, and Ray Martin of Marion; brother, E. J. King of Pulaski; sister, Mrs. Walter Albert of Pulaski; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at First Methodist Church in Marion with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 159: Hattie Louise Martin (2 Apr 1884-6 Mar 1958), beside Charles Franklin Martin (27 Oct 1880-17 Jun 1976)]
Higginbotham E. H. 6 Nov 1872 6 Mar 1958 Marion - E. H. Higginbotham, 85, died 6 March 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Julia H. Anderson of Marion; 1 granddaughter. Services at Seaver Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [Edward H. Higginbotham (6 Nov 1872-6 Mar 1958), s/o William Higginbotham & Julia; m. 20 July 1898, SCV, Daisy E. Atkins (13 Jan 1876-22 Jan 1944), d/o Zachariah T. Atkins & Nannie A. Beatie]
Dolinger Roby F.   7 Mar 1958 Whitetop - Roby F. Dolinger, 73, died 7 March 1958 at his home. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Bertie Sturgill of Chilhowie. Services at Whitetop Baptist Church with burial in Barrs Place Cemetery.
Dutton J. Wiley   7 Mar 1958 Rural Retreat - J. Wiley Dutton, 87, died 7 March 1958 at a Bluefield hospital. Survivors: wife, Stella Clark Dutton; 4 sons, Ralph Dutton of Charlotte, NC, Clarence Dutton of Greensboro, NC, Neal Dutton and Maurice Dutton of Rural Retreat; brother, Stuart Dutton of Mullen, NE. Burial in Blue Springs Cemetery.
Wilkinson John E. (Mrs.)   7 Mar 1958 Sugar Grove - Mrs. John E. Wilkinson died 7 March 1958 at the home of a daughter in Speedwell. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. R. L. Matney of Speedwell, Mrs. Virgil Odum of Abingdon, Mrs. Stella Hamilton of Detroit, MI, and Mrs. C. E. Federline of Brookville, MD; son, Thomas Wilkinson of Washington, DC; 10 grandchildren. Services at Wharf Hill Methodist Church with burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Poole McKinley   8 Mar 1958 Baltimore, MD - Former Abingdon resident McKinley Poole, 57, died 8 March 1958 in Baltimore. Local survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Heath of Chilhowie; brother, Wylie Poole of Chilhowie. Services at Campbell Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
Umberger John H.   9 Mar 1958 Crockett - John Haller Umberger, 74, died 9 March 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Survivors: wife, Pearl Landreth Umberger; 2 sisters, Mrs. W. F. Cregger of Roanoke and Mrs. E. G. Spraker of Crockett; brother, Simon H. Umberger of Wytheville. Services at Porterfield-Minnick Funeral Home in Crockett with burial in Fleming Cemetery in Cripple Creek.
Ewald Eleanor S. 5 May 1907 10 Mar 1958 Marion - Mrs. Eleanor Snider Ewald, 50, died 10 March 1958 at her home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Vincent Cox Jr. of Staunton; son, Thomas S. Ewald Jr. of Marion; her mother, Mrs. A. P. Snider of Marion; sister, Mrs. Edgar T. Ferrell of Marion; brother, Alvin Snider of Roanoke; 5 grandchildren. Services at Ebenezer Lutheran Church with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol I, p. 102: Eleanor Ewald, nee: Snider (5 May 1907-10 Mar 1958)]
Haga Howard C.   10 Mar 1958 Independence - Howard Carlie Haga, 78, died 10 March 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Etta Dell Haga; 6 daughters, Mrs. Troy Osborne, Mrs. Foy Morton and Mrs. Sam Moxley of Independence, Mrs. Walter Rose of Joppa, MD, Mrs. Walter Moxley and Mrs. Ben Carrico of Galax; son, Ernest Haga of Independence; sister, Mrs. Mollie Anders of Independence. Arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Independence.
Hutton Patten L.   10 Mar 1958 Marion - Patten L. Hutton, 78, died 10 March 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Anne Kell Hutton; 2 daughters, Miss Gladys Hutton of Marion and Mrs. Thomas King of Chilhowie; 2 sons, Joe Hutton and Edward Hutton of Marion; step-son, Raymond Johnson of Chilhowie; step-daughter, Mrs. Shirley Norman of Marion; brother, Maynard Hutton of Seven Mile Ford; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Services at Sugar Grove Christian Church with burial in Middle Fork Cemetery.
Kennedy Harvie   10 Mar 1958 Castlewood, VA - Harvie Kennedy, 69, died 10 March 1958 at his home. Local survivors include a sister, Mrs. Maude Bush of Marion. Services at the Kennedy residence in the Buffalo community near Castlewood, with burial in the family cemetery.
Hill Cannie [PAXTON] 15 Apr 1865 11 Mar 1958 Los Angeles, CA - Marion native Mrs. Cannie Paxton Hill, 92, died 11 March 1958 at the home of her daughter in Los Angeles. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Clara Hill Carner of Los Angeles; 2 sons, Lawrence Y. Hill of Los Angeles and J. Paxton Hill of Avon Park, FL; 2 sisters, Mrs. Robert Cassell of Emmitsburg, MD, and Mrs. Rush Harmon of Frederick, MD; 2 brothers, Histon C. Paxton of Golden, IL, and Charles W. Paxton of East Moline, IL; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. The body will be returned to Marion, where services will be held at Seaver Funeral Home, with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [Cannie Paxton (15 Apr 1865-11 Mar 1958), d/o Arthur Webster Paxton & Nancy Snavely; m. 21 Feb 1883, Dr. J. P. Hill (30 Jan 1860-14 Feb 1925). NOTE: Her father, Arthur Webster Paxton, served 4 years with Company E, 21st Virginia Cav, CSA]
Martin Anna H.   11 Mar 1958 Chilhowie - Mrs. Anna Handy Martin, 52, died 11 March 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, Claude D. Martin; 3 daughters, Mrs. Eli Barker and Mrs. Howard Neitch of Marion, and Mrs. Charles E. Blevins of Chilhowie; 2 sons, Charles B. Martin and Douglas Martin of Chilhowie; her mother, Mrs. Fannie Handy Williams of Dublin; 5 sisters, Mrs. Fannie Gore of Norfolk, Mrs. Emma Blevins, Mrs. Elizabeth Barbary and Mrs. Wayne Hopkins of Dublin, and Mrs. Mae Hamm of Chilhowie; 3 brothers, Rev. Paul Handy of Bristol, Luther Handy of Dublin, and James Handy of Radford; 8 grandchildren. Services at Chilhowie Baptist Church with burial in St. James Cemetery.
Mays Cynthia L.   11 Mar 1958 Comers Rock - Cynthia L. Mays, 73, died 11 March 1958 at her home. Survivor: son, Dean Mays of Flatridge. Services at Bethel Methodist Church with burial in Harrington Cemetery.
Walls Barbara Jean   11 Mar 1958 Chilhowie - Barbara Jean Walls, age 5 months, died 11 March 1958 at her home. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Walls; 2 brothers, Jimmie Walls and Jackie Walls; sister, Joyce Walls; grandparents, George Walls of Whitetop, Jacob Levins of Pulaski, and Mrs. Lona Levins of Chilhowie. Services at Grosses Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 122: Barbara Jean Walls (1957-1958)]
Ward John M.   12 Mar 1958 Independence - John M. Ward, 82, died 12 March 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 2 daughters, Miss Esther Ward and Mrs. Thomas McBride of Independence; 3 sons, Dwight Ward of Columbus, OH, Albert Ward of Nottingham, PA, and Paul Ward of Wilmington, DE; 4 sisters, Mrs. Mollie Martin, Hughesville, MD, Mrs. Betty Ward and Mrs. Cora Robbins of Independence, and Mrs. Clara Parks of Fox. Services at Saddle Creek Primitive Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Ball Celia J.   13 Mar 1958 Celia Jane Ball, 77, died 13 March 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Goldie Fogg of St. Augustine, FL; son, Hugh Ball of Charleston, WV; 2 sisters, Mrs. C. B. Sparks of Ivanhoe and Mrs. W. R. Thomas of Manassas; brother, Steve Brewer of Nottingham, PA. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 138: Celia J. Ball (1880-Mar 1958), w/o J. A. Ball; beside James A. Ball (1873-Feb 1958)]
Idol Joseph E.   13 Mar 1958 Mouth of Wilson - Joseph E. Idol, 70, died 13 March 1958 at a Johnson City, TN, hospital. Survivors: wife, Minnie Idol; daughter, Mrs. Lena Pilkins of Mouth of Wilson; son, Reese Idol of Mouth of Wilson; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Hill of Independence and Mrs. Minnie Wyeorch of Belton, MO. Services at Piney Creek Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Martin Chester A.   13 Mar 1958 Chilhowie - Chester Arthur Martin, 64, died 13 March 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife; son, Charles W. Martin of Chilhowie; 2 daughters, Mrs. W. W. Vine of Bristol and Mrs. Earl Haga of Chilhowie; brother, J. D. Martin of Glade Spring; sister, Mrs. L. B. Ramsey of Chilhowie; 4 grandchildren. Services at Chilhowie Christian Church with burial in Sulphur Springs Cemetery.
Keesee Bobby 21 Jul 1955 14 Mar 1958 Roanoke - Bobby Keesee, age 2, died 14 March 1958 at a Roanoke hospital. Survivors: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carter Keesee of Roanoke; 2 brothers, Kenneth Carter Keesee Jr. and Leon Raymond Keesee of Roanoke; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Reggie [Gypsy Carter]Keesee and Mrs. J. E. Buchanan of Saltville. Services at Beaver Creek Union Church with burial in Ridgedale Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 86: Robert Charles Keesee (21 Jul 1955-14 Mar 1958)]
Davidson George L. 13 May 1883 14 Mar 1958 Saltville - George L. Davidson, 74, died 14 March 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Sally Orr Davidson; 3 sons, Jack Davidson of North Holston, Joe Davidson and Jim Davidson of Quarry; 3 daughters, Mrs. Viola Hall of Anawalt, WV, Mrs. Cora Blevins of Skygusty, WV, and Miss Julia Davidson of Quarry; 2 brothers, Bob Davidson of Flat Top, NC, and Garland Davidson of North Holston; 12 grandchildren. Services at Mt. Pleasant Church with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 46: George Davidson (13 May 1883-14 Mar 1956) NOTE: obit published in 1958... assuming date on tombstone to be engraving error or typo; beside Sallie Davidson (17 Apr 1884-8 Mar 1973)]
Ramsey Thomas R.   14 Mar 1958 Bland - Thomas Randolph Ramsey, 87, died 14 March 1958 at his home. Survivors include a son, Charley Ramsey of Bland. Services at Shiloh Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Sexton Flossie   16 Mar 1958 Flatridge - Mrs. Flossie Sexton, 69, died 16 March 1958 at the home of a daughter in Marion. Survivors: husband, Ben Sexton; 6 daughters, Mrs. Burl Parks, Mrs. Scott McKinnon, Mrs. Carl Perkins, and Mrs. Hobart Aker of Marion, Miss Juanita Sexton of Flatridge and Mrs. Dewey Phipps of Newport, NC; 2 sons, Dean Sexton of Flatridge and Ralph Sexton of Marion; brother, Marvin McKinnon of Miami, FL; 7 sisters, Mrs. Rose Stemp, Mrs. Charlie Dutton, and Mrs. John Taylor of Sugar Grove, Mrs. June Draper of Fawn Grove, PA, Mrs. Eck Hash of Plyesville, MD, Mrs. Florence Neff of Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Roberta Marshall of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 8 grandchildren. Services at Honey Grove Methodist Church in Flatridge with burial in the church cemetery.
Snavely A. F.   16 Mar 1958 Crockett - Alexander Franklin Snavely, 61, died 16 March 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Lena Baumgardner Snavely; son, Billy Snavely of Crockett; sister, Mrs. Charles Shaffer of Parkton, MD; brother, M. H. Snavely of Crockett; 1 grandson. Services at St. Paul Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Moore Harvey E. 27 May 1906 17 Mar 1958 Saltville - Harvey Ennis Moore, 51, died 17 March 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: 5 brothers, W. P. Moore, Robert Moore, Dewey Moore, John Moore and George Moore of Saltville; 3 sisters, Mrs. C. V. Lee of Saltville, Mrs. Will Flannagan and Mrs. R. K. Ryan of Meadowview. Services at Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 35: Harvey D. Moore (27 May 1906-17 Mar 1958)]
Callahan Van E.   17 Mar 1958 Glade Spring - Van Edward Callahan, 51, died 17 March 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Ruth Sullivan Callahan; 2 sons, John William Callahan and Joe W. Callahan of Newark, DE; one daughter, Mrs. Gerald Barker of Shadyside, MD; [following survivors listed, but no relationship stated]; Mrs. Bill Thomas of Seven Mile Ford, Mrs. Garnett L. Authenreith of Abingdon, and Mrs. Elizabeth Trent of Damascus; 2 grandchildren. Services at Greenfield Baptist Church with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon.
Hardy J. H. (Rev.)   17 Mar 1958 Meadowview - Rev. J. H. Hardy, 92, died 17 March 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Beatrice Smith Hardy; 3 daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Young of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Pauline Hicks of Grand Rapids, MI, and Mrs. Lucille Poole of Mt. Alpin, WV; 4 sons, Luther Hardy of Seattle, WA, Lloyd Hardy and John M. Hardy of Beckley, WV, and Charles Hardy of Springfield, OH; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Services at Meadowview Methodist Church with burial in Meadowview Cemetery.
Shumate Lilly I.   17 Mar 1958 Konnarock - Mrs. Lilly I. Shumate, 84, died 17 March 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 2 sons, Glenn Shumate and Roy Shumate of Konnarock; 10 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Services at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Konnarock with burial in Konnarock Cemetery.
Hall Hobert M.   19 Mar 1958 Glade Spring - Hobert M. Hall, 60, died 19 March 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Cora Blevins Hall; 6 sons, Louis Hall, Robert Hall and Roy Hall of Glade Spring, Charley Hall of Madison, IL, and James Hall and Henley Hall of Perryville, MD; 3 daughters, Mrs. George Henderson of Plasterco, Mrs. Rosie Radford of Glade Spring, and Mrs. Minerva Thompson of Perryville; his father, Henley Hall of Troutville; 3 brothers; 4 sisters. Services at the Church of God of Prophecy with burial in Baptist Cemetery.
Mitchell Thomas H. 2 Jun 1891 20 Mar 1958 Chatham Hill - Thomas Harrison Mitchell, 66, died 20 March 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Mary Gillespie Mitchell; 2 brothers, W. G. Mitchell and R. J. Mitchell of Chatham Hill. Services at Ridgedale Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 94: Thomas H. Mitchell (2 Jun 1891-20 Mar 1958)]
Irvin James W.   20 Mar 1958 Cedar Springs - James Ward Irvin, 75, died 20 March 1958 at his home. Survivors: 6 daughters, Mrs. Frances Ben--- [illegible] of Cedar Springs, Mrs. Della Gay Robbins, Mrs. Virginia Vaught, and Mrs. Mae Horne of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Katherine Mize of Penns Grove, NJ, and Mrs. Beulah Burse of Monroe, NJ; 6 sons, Harless Irvin, Fielden Irvin, Campbell Irvin, and Laney Irvin of Cedar Springs, Jake Irvin of Sugar Grove, and Otis Irvin of Roanoke; sister, Mrs. Cora Hall of Wytheville; 2 brothers, Luther Irvin and William L. Irvin of Wytheville; 32 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Services at Blue Springs Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Osborne John R. 26 Aug 1891 21 Mar 1958 Odd, WV - Marion native John Robert Osborne died 21 March 1958. Survivors: wife, Alice Meadors Osborne; 4 daughters, Miss Carla Osborne of Odd, WV, Mrs. Willie Duncan and Mrs. William Gadway of Gambrilla, MD, and Mrs. Lou Baki of Alivet, MD; 3 sons, Vowers Osborne with the US Air Force in Richmond, VA, Gilbert Osborne with the US Army, and Ray Osborne of Solomons, MD; 3 sisters, Mrs. H. H. Jennings of Beckley, WV, Mrs. J. F. Tilley and Mrs. John Martin of Marion; 2 brothers, Wiley Osborne of Chilhowie and George Osborne of Edgerton, WY. Services at West View Baptist Church in Odd, WV. [b. 26 Aug 1891, s/o Lowery G. Osborne & Virginia Freeman]
Edwards Ceilie E.   22 Mar 1958 Konnarock - Mrs. Ceilie E. Edwards, 70, died 22 March 1958 at the home of a daughter in Konnarock. Survivors: husband, Leonard Edwards; son, Mack Edwards of Fairfax; 4 daughters, Mrs. W. F. Stanberry, Mrs. John Stinger, and Mrs. Carver Weaver of Konnarock, and Mrs. Charles Chambers of Norfolk, VA; 2 brothers, [one listed] J. W. Finley of Konnarock; 4 sisters, Mrs. Jack Miller and Mrs. Hosea Trivett of Konnarock, Mrs. William Sullivan of Winston-Salem, NC, and Mrs. William Hoosier of York Lyn, DE; 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Services at Konnarock Baptist Church with burial in Laura Cemetery.
Laws Lee J.   22 Mar 1958 Marion - Lee James Laws, 72, died 22 March 1958. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Mary Starling of Kalamazoo, MI; brother, William Laws of Marion. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Riverside Cemetery.
Taylor Lilly [HAYNES]   22 Mar 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Lilly Haynes Taylor, 78, died 22 March 1958 at her home. Survivors: 3 sons, Lucian Taylor of Gaithersburg, MD, Kyle Taylor and Thomas Taylor of Saltville; 4 daughters, Mrs. J. E. Baker and Miss Virgie Taylor of Saltville, Mrs. Conley Pruitt of Richlands, and Mrs. Ivan Alls of Mt. Carmel, IL; 2 sisters, Mrs. Grant Sprinkle and Mrs. Alex Morgan of Saltville; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Services at the residence with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [W. Lillie Haynes (30 Sep 1879-22 Mar 1958), d/o Francis M. "Frank" Haynes & Mary Jane Allison; m. Rush F. Taylor (28 Dec 1873-22 Feb 1950)]
Hayden James H.   23 Mar 1958 Marion - James Harvey Hayden, 85, died 23 March 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Ruth Carrol Hayden; 2 daughters, Mrs. Fred Osborne of Marion and Mrs. Roy Troxel of Chilhowie; 5 sons, Isaac Hayden of Marion, Henry Hayden of Rising Sun, MD, William Hayden and Harvey Hayden of Saltville, and Walter Hayden of Nottingham, PA; half-brother, George Hayden of Tazewell; half-sister, Mrs. Nellie Shinault of Johnson City, TN; 28 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren. Services at St. James Lutheran Church in Chilhowie with burial in the church cemetery.
Blessing Willie S. (Mrs.)   24 Mar 1958 Rural Retreat - Services for Mrs. Willie S. Blessing, 61, were conducted 24 March 1958 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles M. Hicks of New Boston, MI, and Mrs. Charles P. Wright of Rural Retreat; son, Larry Blessing of Rural Retreat; sister, Mrs. C. J. Martin of Dickerson, MD; 6 grandchildren.
Burgess Woodrow W.   24 Mar 1958 Lake Charles, LA - Woodrow W. Burgess, 48, died 24 March 1958 at his home in Lake Charles. Survivors: wife, Sally Wix Burgess; 3 brothers, Slater Burgess of Lake Charles, Eugene Burgess of Goshen, IN, and Allan Burgess of Saltville; sister, Mrs. Ed Wix of Saltville. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 24: Woodrow W. Burgess (1910-1958); beside stone of Sally W. Burgess (1910-1970), w/o Woodrow W. Burgess]
Davis Nannie M.   24 Mar 1958 Marion - Mrs. Nannie Mae Davis, 68, died 24 March 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. Clemons Winebarger and Mrs. Quinton Winebarger of Marion, and Mrs. Willie Powers and Mrs. Eugene Blevins of Chilhowie; 5 sons, Walter R. Davis, Earl Davis, and Garland Davis of Marion, Keasel R. Davis of Sugar Grove, and Hurley M. Davis of Gloucester; 3 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Allison of Ocala, FL, Mrs. Floyd Holley of Silver Springs, FL, and Mrs. Lucian Manning of Sarasota, FL; 5 brothers, Gus Martin of Montcalm, WV, Roy Martin of Marion, Frank Martin and Preston Martin of Sugar Grove, and Clarence Martin of Ocala; 27 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Grosses Creek Baptist Church with burial in Davis Cemetery.
Arnold Henry C.   25 Mar 1958 Marion - Henry C. Arnold, 87, died 25 March 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivor: sister, Mrs. W. A. Weight of Marion. Services at Centenary Methodist Church with burial in Hutton Cemetery.
Garrett Cleveland M.   25 Mar 1958 Roanoke - Former Saltville resident Cleveland M. Garrett, 52, died 25 March 1958 at his home in Roanoke. Survivors: wife, Laura Woods Garrett; 3 sons, Robert Garrett, Johnny Garrett and Billy Garrett of Roanoke; 2 daughters, Betty Louise Garrett and Mrs. Mary R. Drewery of Roanoke; his mother, Mrs. William F. Garrett of Roanoke; brother, William C. Garrett of Glade Spring. Services at the residence of Howard Woods in Saltville, with burial in Chapman Cemetery.
Jackson John A.   25 Mar 1958 Chilhowie - John Albert Jackson, 87, died 25 March 1958 at the home of a daughter,[illegible] in Chilhowie. Survivors: 5 additional daughters, Miss Lucille Jackson, Mrs. Frank Willirons, Mrs. Emily White, and Mrs. John Deeds of Pulaski, and Mrs. Lelia Summers of Johnson City, TN; 2 sons, Leo Jackson of Dublin, VA, and Hutton Jackson of Palataka, F; sister, Mrs. Susie Hughes of Abingdon; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Chilhowie [illegible] Church with burial in Middle Fork Cemetery.
Wininger Lilly O.   25 Mar 1958 Bristol - Mrs. Lilly Oakley Wininger, 68, died 25 March 1958 at her home. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Homer Cullop of Sugar Grove. Services at the residence with burial in Susong Cemetery.
Hayes Jennie L.   26 Mar 1958 Chilhowie - Mrs. Jennie Lee Hayes, 92, died 26 March 1958 at her home. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Mattie Austin of Chilhowie and Mrs. Acie Griffitts of Columbus, OH; 2 sons, Arthur Hayes of Chilhowie and Emanuel Hayes of Huntington, WV; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren. Services at First Baptist Church with burial in Chilhowie Cemetery.
Blankenship Martin F.   27 Mar 1958 Wytheville - Martin Felix Blankenship, 79, died 27 March 1958 at a Pulaski hospital. Survivors include a son, Theodore Blankenship of Rural Retreat. Services at Porterfield-Minnick Funeral Home with burial in West End Cemetery.
Scott Robert E.   27 Mar 1958 Nebo - Robert E. Scott [no age given] died at a Marion hospital. [No date given - published 27 March 1958]. Survivors: wife, Cora Atwell Scott of Nebo; 7 sons, Lee Scott of Orange, VA, Marvin Scott, Luther Scott and Robert Scott of Rapidan, James Scott of Ashland, Fred Scott of Nebo, and Robert J. Scott of Columbus, OH [as written - Robert listed twice in obit]; daughter, Mrs. Harlow Dillman of Nebo. Services at Zion Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 75: Robert E. Scott (1893-1958); beside Cora Virgie Scott (18 Feb 1901-16 May 1983)]
Quesenbery Loma [SMITH] 21 Apr 1903 28 Mar 1958 Marion - Mrs. Loma Smith Quesenbery, 54, died 28 March 1958 at her home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Martha Morris of Marion; 3 sisters, Mrs. Julia Heath of Roanoke, Miss Frances Smith and Mrs. Maude Quesenbery of Marion; brother, Garland Smith of Bristol; 3 grandchildren. Services at Marion Baptist Church with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 160: Loma S. Quesenbery (21 Apr 1903-28 Mar 1958)]
Heath Danny A.   30 Mar 1958 Saltville - Danny Allen Heath, infant, died 30 March 1958 at the home of his grandparents in Saltville. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ernest Heath; sister, Debra Fay Heath; brother, Charles Heath Jr.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gratt Cahill of Saltville, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heath of Marion. Services at the Cahill residence, with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery.
Kirk Alexander M. 25 Aug 1876 1 Apr 1958 Marion - Alexander M. Kirk, 81, died 1 April 1958. Survivors: wife, Helen Reeves Kirk; 6 daughters, Mrs. R. D. Berry, Miss Leta Kirk, Mrs. Bays M. Todd, and Mrs. Ernest B. Phipps of Independence, Mrs. Paul G. Cox of Galax, and Mrs. Kyle C. Boone of Marion; 5 sons, Beal E. Kirk and A. M. Kirk of Independence, Paul Kirk of East Bend, NC, Cleveland R. Kirk and Dean Kirk of Ceres; 4 sisters, Mrs. May Murphy and Mrs. Eliza Murphy of Galax, Mrs. E. T. Boyer of Colorado, and Mrs. Mack Hampton of Nebraska; 2 brothers, E. F. Kirk of Akron, OH, and Wright Kirk of Oxford, PA; half-brother, Jim B. Kirk of Independence; 2 half-sisters, Mrs. C. H. McKnight and Mrs. James F. Wingate of Independence; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Zion Cemetery in Nebo. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 72: Alexander M. Kirk (25 Aug 1876-1 Apr 1958); beside Helen Kirk, nee: Reeves (8 May 1894-6 Apr 1989), w/o Alexander M. Kirk]
Haga Ida E.   1 Apr 1958 Konnarock - Mrs. Ida Ethel Haga, 74, died 1 April 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, J. F. Haga; 3 sons, Bill Haga of Oceana, WV, Alfred Haga of Marion, and Archie Haga of Pineville, WV; 6 daughters, Mrs. Tom Blevins and Miss Stella Haga of Comers Rock, Mrs. Walter Bare of Avondale, PA, Ms. Bronson Graham of Bristol, TN, Mrs. James Young of Marion, and Mrs. Clarence Brunk of Sabing, WV; 5 sisters, Ms. Laura Hampton, Mrs. Bessie Barker, Mrs. Ennice Davis, and Mrs. Margaret Blevins of Green Cove, and Mrs. Dillie Hash of Falls Church; 34 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Services at the residence in Konnarock with burial in Konnarock Cemetery.
Scott Carl E. 31 Dec 1895 2 Apr 1958 Marion - Carl Eugene Scott, 64, died 2 April 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Nora Moxley Scott; 2 sons, Charles S. Scott and Carl E. Scott Jr. of Marion; 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Medley of Marion and Mrs. Samuel D. Haga of Jonesboro, TN; his mother, Mrs. Clyde B. Scott of Marion; 2 sisters, Ms. Stewart Grubb of Nashville, TN, and Mrs. Walter Dority of Portsmouth; 2 brothers, Charles E. Scott and Garland D. Scott of Marion; 9 grandchildren. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 125: Eugene C. Scott (31 Dec 1895-2 Apr 1958); beside stone of Nora L. Scott, nee: Moxley (13 Dec 1898-24 Jan 1984)]
Kell Charles C. (Mrs.)   2 Apr 1958 Marion - Mrs. Charles C. Kell, 66, died 2 April 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband; 4 sons, James Kell and Isaac Kell of Marion, Ed Kell of North Holston, and Walter Kell of Haysi; 3 daughters, Mrs. Tony Smith of Marion, Mrs. Henry Neal of Saltville, and Mrs. Albert Hunter of Sterling, IN; brother, Walter Grose of Marion; 6 sisters, Mrs Ed Terry, Mrs. Cannie Grose, Mrs. John Call, and Mrs. Tom Thomas of Marion, Mrs. Luther Terry of Bristol, and Mrs. Alex Richardson of Robinson, IL; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Services at Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Ward Billy H., Jr.   2 Apr 1958 Marion - Billy H. Ward, Jr., infant, died 2 April 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Billy H. Ward of Marion; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ward of Marion and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lilly of Lillybrook, WV. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery.
Cline Dollie W.   3 Apr 1958 Independence - Mrs. Dollie Ware Cline, 46, died 3 April 1958 at her home. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Stella Seabolt of Atkins. Services at Springfield Church with burial in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.
McMillan Wayne V.   3 Apr 1958 Las Vegas, NV - Wayne V. McMillan, 68, died 3 April 1958 in Las Vegas. Local survivors include 2 brothers, D. F. McMillan of Mouth of Wilson, and L. H. McMillan of Marion. Services and burial in Las Vegas.
Lanter Pearlie M.   5 Apr 1958 Fries - Mrs. Pearlie Mae Lanter, 72, died 5 April 1958 at her home. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Parks of Camp. Services at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Goodman Charles H.   6 Apr 1958 Chilhowie - Charles H. Goodman, 77, died 6 April 1958. Survivors: wife; son, Glenn Goodman of Marion; 2 daughters, Mrs. Cammie Blevins of Chilhowie and Mrs. Theodore Lilly of Beckley, WV; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Services at Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Richardson April Candace 24 Mar 1958 7 Apr 1958 Marion - April Candace Richardson, infant, died 7 April 1958. Survivors: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Richardson of Marion; sister, Rebecca Ann Richardson of Marion; 2 brothers, Charles Allen Richardson and Douglas Arthur Richardson of Marion; grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Asbury of Marion. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 119: April Candace Richardson (24 Mar 1958-7 Apr 1958)]
Dunford Isaac M.   8 Apr 1958 Marion - Isaac M. Dunford, 78, died 8 April 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Frances C. Jones of Marion; 2 nephews, James C. Jones of Nottingham, PA, and Robert P. Jones of Groseclose; 3 nieces, Mrs. Katherine Cummings of Rising Sun, MD, Mary Gold Jones of Bristol, TN, and Mrs. Minnie Henderson of IL. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Round Hill Cemetery.
Painter Frederick   8 Apr 1958 Lexington, KY - Former Marion resident Frederick Painter, 57, died 8 April 1958 at his home in Lexington. Survivors: wife; 2 sons, Billy Painter of Lexington and Fred Painter of Pittsburgh, PA; his mother, Mrs. Mary M. Painter of Norton, VA; sister, Mrs. E. H. Robinson of Norton; brother, V. M. Painter of St. Albans, WV. Services and burial will be in Huntington, WV.
Blevins William L.   9 Apr 1958 Sugar Grove - William L. Blevins, 88, died 9 April 1958. Survivors: wife, Millie Poe Blevins; 8 sons, Robert Blevins of Chicago, James Blevins of Portland, OR, Tommy Blevins of Flint, MI, Carl Blevins of Sugar Grove, Charles Blevins and Roscoe Blevins of Konnarock, Connard Blevins and Vern Blevins of War, WV; 8 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Claxon of Akron, OH, Mrs. Ruth Davis of Wytheville, Mrs. Sadie Williams of Jacksonville, NC, Mrs. Ora Lee Hash and Mrs. Gay Spencer of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Lucille Taylor of Sparrows Point, MD, Mrs. Edith Byrd of Charlotte, NC, and Mrs. Hattie Denny of Detroit, MI; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dora Davis of PA, and Mrs. Nan Davis of WV; 45 grandchildren. Services at Grosses Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Harris Mack B.   9 Apr 1958 Marion - Mack B. Harris, infant, died 9 April 1958 at a Bluefield, WV, hospital. Survivors: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harris of Marion; sister, Louise Harris of Marion; grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle Harris of Chatham Hill. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Ridgedale Cemetery.
Inscore Emma   9 Apr 1958 Saltville - Emma Inscore, 75, died 9 April 1958 at her home. Survivors: son, Ed Inscore of Saltville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bill Smith of Saltville and Mrs. James Estep of Powhatan, WV; 2 step-sons, T. F. Inscore of Keystone, WV and C. H. Inscore of Quarryville, PA; 3 step-daughters, Mrs. H. G. Rector of Glade Spring, Mrs. Martin Hannick of Quarryville, and Mrs. Ed Roten of Oxford, PA; brother, R. B. Inscore of Hansonville; several grandchildren. Services at First Christian Church in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 47: Emma G. Inscore (1883-1958)]
Morris Della Ruth   10 Apr 1958 Marion - Della Ruth Morris, infant, died 10 April 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morris of Marion; 4 sisters, Edna Morris, Mary Etta Morris, Brenda Carol Morris and Linda Carol Morris of Marion; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Burchett and Mrs. Mary M. Morris of Marion. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Round Hill Cemetery.
Owens Dossie   10 Apr 1958 Fries - Mrs. Dossie Owens, 82, died 10 April 1958 at the home of her grandson, Clifton Edwards. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Owens; sister, Mevia Sexton of Elk Creek; 3 brothers, Young Edwards and George Edwards of Sparta, NC, and Isom Edwards of Elkton, NC; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Services at North Fries Tabernacle with burial in Salem Cemetery.
Parsons Roscoe L.   12 Apr 1958 Trout Dale - Roscoe L. Parsons, 45, died 12 April 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Sallie Parsons; 2 sons, Bobby Parsons of Aberdeen, MD, and Aubrey Parsons of Trout Dale; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Parsons of Trout Dale; 6 sisters, Mrs. Claude Wells of Charleston, WV, Mrs. Glenn Reedy of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Cameron Wolfe of Marion, Mrs. Marshall Fisher of Pearisburg, Mrs. Edward Ashlin of Salem, and Mrs. Charles Wilson of Aberdeen, MD; brother, Cebert Parsons of Washington, DC. Services at Trout Dale Baptist Church with burial in Fairview.
Delp Lucy V.   13 Apr 1958 Abingdon - Mrs. Lucy Virginia Delp [no age given] died 13 April 1958. Survivors: husband, R. C. Delp; 3 sons, Robert Delp of Meadowview, and William C. Delp and John H. Delp of Abingdon; 3 daughters, Miss Lora Mae Delp of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Martha Caraway of Dandemer, NC, and Mrs. Gladys Hayter of Abingdon; her mother, Mrs. G. W. Herald of Glade Spring; 2 brothers, Harvey Herald of Akron, OH, and Clint Herald of Glade Spring; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ella Ratcliff of Chilhowie, Mrs. Daisy Patrick and Mrs. Ora Wallace of Clinchburg, and Mrs. Grace Lester of Glade Spring; 7 grandchildren. Services at Mountain View Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Thomas Graham   13 Apr 1958 Meadowview - Graham W. Thomas, 45, died 13 April 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jual Miller Thomas; daughter, Miss Bertha Thomas of Meadowview; 3 sons, Kenny Thomas, Jackie Thomas and Billy Thomas of Meadowview; brother, Carson Thomas of Glade Spring; 1 grandchild. Services at Campbell Funeral Home and Pleasant View Church in Widener's Valley, with burial in the church cemetery.
Martin Leroy 23 Oct 1895 14 Apr 1958 Marion - Leroy Martin, 62, died 14 April 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Rose Teaters Martin; 2 daughters, Mrs. James J. Young and Mrs. Earl C. Fields of Marion; 4 brothers, Preston Martin and Frank Martin of Sugar Grove, Gush Martin of Montcalm, WV, and Clarence Martin of Apopka, FL; 3 sisters, Mrs. Floyd Holley of Silver Springs, FL, Mrs. George Allison and Mrs. Lucian Manning of Ocala, FL; 4 grandchildren. Services at Grosses Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 118: LeRoy Martin, VA, PVT Co K 167 Inf WWI PH; (23 Oct 1895-14 Apr 1958)]
Aker Prince C.   14 Apr 1958 Marion - Prince C. Aker, 66, died 14 April 1958. Survivors: wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. Jean Raney of Bristol, TN, Mrs. Ershel Bostic of Abingdon, and Mrs. Howard Farrington of Marion; brother, Will Aker of Wytheville; sister, Mrs. Clyde Shuler of Pocahontas, VA; 7 grandchildren. Services at Park Presbyterian Chapel in Marion with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills Vol IV, p. 150: Printers C. Aker, VA PFC Co K 317 Inf WWI; (16 Jul 1980 (sic)-14 Apr 1958)]
Ganaway Brainard U.   14 Apr 1958 Chilhowie - Brainard Union Ganaway, 57, died 14 April 1958 at his home. Survivors: 3 brothers, Theodore Ganaway, Tyrus Ganaway an Hayder Ganaway of Chilhowie. Services at Chilhowie Methodist Church with burial in Chilhowie Cemetery.
Inscore Mary O.   14 Apr 1958 Marion - Mrs. Mary Owens Inscore, 42, died 14 April 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, George Inscore; son, Michael Inscore of Marion; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Halsey of Street, MD, and the Misses Sandra Inscore, Ann Inscore, and Brenda Inscore of Marion; her father, J. W. Owens of Glade Spring; sister, Mrs. Lillian Stanley of Chilhowie; 8 brothers; Baxter D. Owens of Street, MD, Elmer D. Owens, Howard J. Owens, and Jim W. Owens of Chilhowie, Conley S. Owens, Roy A. Owens, and Everett B. Owens of Glade Spring, and Clayton C. Owens of Shrewsbury, PA. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Friendship.
Smith Virginia D.   14 Apr 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Virginia D. Smith, 87, died 14 April 1958 at her home. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. Rena Lowery, Mrs. K. B. Brinkley, Mrs. Dave Collins, and Mrs. Wes Helton of Saltville; 3 sons, J. W. Smith, Walter Smith and Charles Smith of Saltville; sister, Mrs. Ellen Jackson of Saltville; 29 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren. Services at First Christian Church in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [widow of Thomas D. Smith]
Ellison Newton B.   16 Apr 1958 Smyth County Native Newton B. Ellison, 51, died 16 April 1958. Survivors: 2 brothers, C. W. Ellison of Hardin Valley, TN, and Mack Ellison of Indianapolis, IN. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in Fall Hill Cemetery.
Keen Albert 16 Jul 1889 17 Apr 1958 Saltville - Albert Keen, 68, died 17 April 1958 in Chilhowie. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Ted Doane of Gaithersburg, MD and Mrs. Hubert Smith of Saltville; son, Dale Keen of Chilhowie; 2 step-sons, John Breedlove and Charley Breedlove of Saltville; step-daughter, Mrs. Will Keesee of Saltville; brother, Jasper Keen of Saltville; sister, Mrs. George Tuggle of Saltville; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Services at Mt. Pleasant Church with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 48: Albert Keen (16 Jul 1889-17 Apr 1958)]
Hunt George W.   18 Apr 1958 Saltville - George W. Hunt, 67, died 18 April 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Lo--e [blurred] Carpenter Hunt; son, Ralph Hunt; 2 brothers, Martin Hunt of Saltville and John Hunt of Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Curtis Widener of Marion and Mrs. Lem Tuggle of Glade Spring; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Main Street Christian Church in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 32: George W. Hunt (1891-1958); beside Lonie Hunt (1898-1974), w/o George W. Hunt]
Shupe Dora R. 14 Oct 1896 19 Apr 1958 Sugar Grove - Mrs. Dora Richardson Shupe, 61, died 19 April 1958 at a Richmond hospital. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Anderson of Richmond and Mrs. Irma Adams of Marion; 4 sons, Grover Shupe, Joe Shupe, Russell Shupe and Colonel Shupe of Sugar Grove; 7 sisters, Mrs. Ed Anderson and Mrs. William Woody of Marion, Mrs. W. W. Marshall and Mrs. Charles A. Dutton of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Callie Hutton of Richmond, Mrs. Herbert Dotson of Clinchco, and Mrs. Joe Parks of Northeast, MD; 3 brothers, Walter Richardson of Salem, Roy Richardson of Bristol, and John Richardson of Rockville, MD; 9 grandchildren. Services at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with burial in Hutton Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 131: Dora B. Shupe, nee: Richardson (14 Oct 1896-19 Apr 1958)]
Ramey James (Mrs.)   19 Apr 1958 Chilhowie - Mrs. James Ramey, 44, died 19 April 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband; son, Harliss Ramey; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Sluss of Dungannon, VA; brother, Paul Sluss of Dungannon; sister, Mrs. Lonnie Osborne of Big Stone Gap. Services at Castle Chapel in Clinch, with burial in Coy Cemetery.
Fann Martha J.   20 Apr 1958 Marion - Mrs. Martha J. Fann, 72, died 20 April 1958 at her home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Muncy Gore of Kirkwood, PA; 3 sons, Lincoln Jennings of Ada, OK, Robert Jennings of Marion, and Guy Gray of Chuckey, TN; 25 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Parkers Chapel with burial in McClure Cemetery.
Catron Jake J. 25 Jul 1902 21 Apr 1958 Marion - Jake J. Catron, 55, died 21 April 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Virginia D. Catron; 2 daughters, Mrs. Samuel R. Ebert and Miss Shirley Catron of Marion; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Bane Jr. of Silver Spring, MD, and Mrs. Luther Clark of Atkins; 3 brothers, Harry Catron of Wagener, SC, Paul Catron of Takoma Park, MD, and Gene Catron of Marion. Services at Grace Methodist Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 129: Jacob J. Catron (25 Jul 1902-21 Apr 1958)]
Earnest Annie [HEFFINGER]   21 Apr 1958 Bluff City, TN - Mrs. Annie Heffinger Earnest, 91, died 21 April 1958 at her home. Survivors: 4 sons, G. P. Earnest of Pembroke, VA, Jim Earnest of Chilhowie, D. P. Earnest of Tazewell, and Denton Earnest of Logan, WV; 3 daughters, Mr. G. W. Waters of Bluefield, Mrs. Lucy Craig of Troutville, and Mrs. Ella Greaver of Baltimore, MD; 3 sisters, Miss Rosa Heffinger, Mrs. Rita Taylor and Mrs. Josie Comer of Anawalt, WV; brother, Emory Heffinger of Anawalt. Services at Laurel Springs Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Davis William C.   22 Apr 1958 Marion - William C. Davis, 82, died 22 April 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Eula Tucker Davis; 3 sons, Roy N. Davis and Billy R. Davis of Marion, and George E. Davis of Chicago, IL; daughter, Mrs Emma D. Richardson of Marion; brother, Charles W. Davis of Glade Spring; sister, Mrs. Matilda Osborne of Huske, NC; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Services at Mt. View Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Call Pearl D. 17 Jul 1903 25 Apr 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Pearl D. Call, 54, died 25 April 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, Henry Call; daughter, Virginia Call; foster daughter, Bessie Call of Saltville; 4 brothers, Witt Doane, John Doane and Ramsey Doane of Saltville, and Tom Doane of Washington, DC; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lula Burgess of Rockville, MD, and Mrs. Betty Hogston of Baltimore, MD. Services at Mt. Pleasant Church with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 52: Pearl Call, nee: Doane (17 Jul 1903-25 Apr 1958), w/o James Henry Call (28 Aug 1903-22 Nov 1984)]
Webb Mark 4 Feb 1878 25 Apr 1958 Chatham Hill - Mark Webb, 80, died 25 April 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Scottie Buchanan Webb; 5 daughters, Mrs. J. E. Norman of Troutville, Mrs. R. F. Thomason of Bristol, TN, and the Misses Ruth Webb, Arlene Webb and Willie Webb of Cincinnati, OH; 6 sons, John Webb of Rockville, MD, James Webb of Miami, FL, Neal Webb of Norfolk, Marion Webb, Joe Webb, and Stanley Webb of Chatham Hill; brother, C. N. Webb of Chatham Hill; 9 grandchildren. Services at Ridgedale Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 94: Mark Webb (4 Feb 1878-25 Apr 1958); beside Scottie M. Webb (31 May 1898-10 Sep 1969)]
Hilton James S.   25 Apr 1958 Rural Retreat - James Severs Hilton, 46, died 25 April 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Verna McMillan Hilton; 2 daughters, Miss Joan Hilton of Washington, DC, and Miss Linda Fay Hilton of Rural Retreat; son, Adrian Hilton of Rural Retreat; his mother, Mrs. J. W. Hilton of Rural Retreat; 4 sisters, Mrs. M. B. Vaught of Rural Retreat, Mrs. R. E. Phillippi of Wytheville, Mrs. Bernard Fitzmaurice and Mrs. B. L. Wald of Roanoke; 3 brothers, J. R. Hilton and C. A. Hilton of Rural Retreat, and R. E. Hilton of Salem. Services at Rural Retreat Methodist Church with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Fields Linda   26 Apr 1958 Marion - Linda Earlene Fields, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Fields, died 26 April 1958 at a Marion hospital. Additional survivors: sister, Rosa Darlene Fields of Marion; grandparents, Mrs. Leroy Martin of Marion and Mr. and Mrs. Clint Fields of Groseclose. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Grosses Creek Cemetery.
Heffinger Ida Mae   26 Apr 1958 Marion - Mrs. Ida Mae Heffinger, 77, died 26 April 1958 at her home. Survivors: 6 daughters, Mrs. Prosser Glass of New Jersey, Mrs. Roby McVey of Roanoke, and Mrs. Paul Hopkins, Mrs. Sherrell Alley, Mrs. Earnest Perkins, and Mrs. James Leonard of Marion; 2 sons, Tom Heffinger and John Heffinger of Marion; 5 sisters, Mrs. Wiley Osborne, Mrs. Clayburn Freeman, Mrs. Lizzie Tuell, and the Misses Kate Fisher and Eleanor Fisher of Chilhowie; 35 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Services at Laurel Springs Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Young Mittie   26 Apr 1958 Wilmington, DE - Former Sugar Grove resident Mrs. Mittie Rebecca Young, 75, died 26 April 1958 at a Wilmington hospital. Survivors: 3 daughters, Mrs. Harvie Phipps of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Clifford Harrington of Elkton, MD, and Mrs. O. F. Ross of Rural Retreat; 5 sons, Con Young of Bassett, and Carter Young, Edward Young, Bayne Young and Ralph Young of Newark, DE; sister, Mrs. Laura Barker of Belligham, WA; 3 half-sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Huddler of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Texas Cornett of Independence, and Mrs. Hallie Hart of Virginia; half-brother, Claude Grubb of Northeast, MD; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Services at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Burgess Debra Jean   27 Apr 1958 Ft. Bragg, NC - Debra Jean Burgess, age 9 months, died 27 April 1958 at a Fort Bragg hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Burgess of Ft. Bragg; grandparents, Mrs. Pearl Royser and Woodrow Lawrence, and Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore Burgess of Rockville, MD; great-grandmother, Mrs. Lula Burgess of Saltville. Services at Mt. Pleasant Church in New Quarry with burial in the church cemetery.
Groseclose Ann G.   27 Apr 1958 Wytheville - Mrs. Ann G. Groseclose, 55, died 27 April 1958 at her home. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ollie Wohlford of Rural Retreat. Services at Sharon Baptist Church in Cedar Springs with burial in Zion Cemetery.
Galyon Gertrude L.   29 Apr 1958 Abingdon - Mrs. Gertrude L. Galyon, 79, died 29 April 1958 at the Katie J. Lockett Home in Bristol, TN. Local survivors include a sister, Mrs. W. L. Thompson of Marion. Services at Campbell Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Sinking Spring Cemetery.
Hale Ida   29 Apr 1958 Rural Retreat - Mrs. Ida Anderson Hale, 78, died 29 April 1958 at her home. Survivor: sister, Mrs. Sally Hale of West Virginia. Services at Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Stamper Carlyn   29 Apr 1958 Crockett - Mrs. Carlyn Shaeffer Stamper, 42, died 29 April 1958 at a Pulaski hospital. Her newborn infant son died 29 April 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Mrs. Stamper's survivors are: husband, Paul Stamper; 2 daughters, Shirley Stamper and Katherine Stamper of Crockett. Combined services at Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Talbert David L.   29 Apr 1958 Saltville - David L. Talbert, 68, died 29 April 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Mary Chapman Talbert; 3 daughters, Mrs. George S. Haynes and Miss Ruby Talbert of Saltville, and Mrs. Sanders H. Jones of Oak Ridge, TN; brother, Robert L. Talbert of Saltville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Charley Taylor of Marion, Mrs. Worley Allison and Mrs. W. M. Surber of Saltville; 6 grandchildren. Services at Mt. Pleasant Church in New Quarry with burial in the church cemetery. [s/o Thomas Thompson Talbert & Eura Catherine Elliott]
Morgan John W. 16 Jan 1907 30 Apr 1958 Saltville - John W. Morgan, 51, died 30 April 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Grace Allison Morgan; 4 sons, John W. Morgan Jr. of Charlotte, NC, Boyd Morgan with the US Air Force in Sherman, TX, Braxton Morgan at VPI in Blacksburg, and Robert Morgan of Saltville; daughter, Joanne Morgan of Saltville; 5 brothers, James Morgan of England, Thomas Morgan of Gary, WV, Sidney Morgan of Charlotte, NC, Emmitt Morgan of Japan, and Ray Morgan of Tampa, FL; 2 sisters, Mrs. Homer Vance of Tampa and Mrs. John Anderson of Oak Ridge, TN; 3 grandchildren. Services at Madam Russell Memorial Methodist Church with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [John W. Morgan (16 Jan 1907-30 Apr 1958); m. Gracie Allison (3 Jun 1908-24 Nov 1988); d/o Samuel Allison & Elizabeth Burke]
Franklin James E., Jr. 22 Apr 1913 30 Apr 1958 Saltville - James E. Franklin Jr., 56, died 30 April 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Pauline Keesee Franklin; son, Thomas Franklin of Japan; 4 daughters, Mrs. Barbara Richey of Washington, DC, and Mildred Franklin, Edwina Franklin and Jean Franklin of Saltville; his parents, Rev. and Mrs. James E. Franklin of Saltville. Services at First Christian Church in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [s/o James E. Franklin, above. Sturgills, Vol II, p. 22: James Edwin Franklin Jr. (22 Apr 1913-30 Apr 1958)]
Goff Susie [JACKSON]   1 May 1958 Kirby, OH - Former Washington County resident Mrs. Susie Jackson Goff, 75, died 1 May 1958 at her home in Kirby, OH. Survivors: foster daughter, Mrs. Hazel Biancha of Kirby; 3 brothers, Swanson Jackson of Plasterco, Ellis Jackson of Meadowview, and Bryant Jackson of Saltville. Services at Tumbling Creek Church with burial in the family cemetery. [Susan A. "Susie" Jackson (Feb 1883-1 May 1958), d/o Aaron Wells Jackson & Sarah E. "Sallie" Poston; m. 4 May 1904, WCV, Samuel A. Goff, s/o Lafayette M. Goff & Permelia "Millie" Moore]
Huffman James H.   2 May 1958 Glade Spring - James Henry Huffman, 80, died 2 May 1958 at his home. Survivors: son, Ben Worley of Springfield, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Nannie Blevins and Mrs. Laura Lethco of Glade Spring; brother, Tom Huffman of Glade Spring. Services at Fairview Baptist Church with burial in Seals-Brown Cemetery.
Rudolph Ralph J.   2 May 1958 Independence - Ralph J. Rudolph, 60, died 2 May 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Kathryn Rudolph; daughter, Miss Barbara Rudolph of Independence; 3 sons, R. J. Rudolph Jr. and Jack Rudolph of Independence, and Charles Rudolph of Richmond; 2 sisters, Mrs. C. F. Reynolds of Richmond and Mrs. Robert L. Cary of LaPlata, MD. Services at Independence Methodist Church with burial in Independence Cemetery.
Snodgrass Charles B.   3 May 1958 Chilhowie - Charles Brown Snodgrass, 51, died 3 May 1958 at a Chilhowie hospital. Survivors: wife, Eloise Craig Snodgrass; his father, R. H. Snodgrass of Glade Spring; 2 brothers, Robert H. .Snodgrass Jr. of Glade Spring and Dr. Harold W. Snodgrass of Miami, FL. Services at Rock Spring Presbyterian Church with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon. [principal of Liberty Hall School near Chilhowie]
Frye Charles L.   4 May 1958 Saltville - Charles L. Frye, 63, died 4 May 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife; daughter, Mrs. John Stuart of Saltville; 2 brothers, Tommy Frye and Johnny Frye of Saltville; sister, Mrs. Claude Jackson of Saltville. Services at the residence with burial in the family cemetery.
Catron Vera [CORNETT] 3 Jun 1897 5 May 1958 Marion - Mrs. Vera Cornett Catron, 60, died 5 May 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, Charles Catron; 5 daughters, Mrs. Frances Funk and Mrs. Pauline Bush of Marion, Mrs. Virginia Mason of Chilhowie, Mrs. Imogene Duncan of Roanoke and Mrs. Reba Bridges of Atkins; 2 sons, James F. Catron and Charles Clarence Catron Jr. of Marion; 4 sisters, Mrs. R. G. Hale, Mrs. Carl M. Williams and Mrs. W. L. Sutherland of Comers Rock, and Mrs. W. R. Ward of Elk Creek; 4 brothers, Everett Cornett, Ellis Cornett and Ed Cornett of Comers Rock, and Earl Cornett of Barberton, OH; 15 grandchildren. Services at Seaver Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 129: Verna C. Catron [NEE: Cornette] (3 Jun 1897-5 May 1958); beside tombstone of Charles Clarence Catron (15 Jan 1899-18 Sep 1970)]
Gordon Willie W. (Mrs.)   5 May 1958 Hot Springs - Mrs. Willie W. Gordon, 60, died 5 May 1958 at her home. Local survivors include a sister, Mrs. Annie Hodge of Saltville. Services at Pearisburg Baptist Church with burial in East Hill Cemetery.
Penland Ernest   5 May 1958 Broadford - Ernest Penland, 19, died 5 May 1958 in an auto accident on the Abingdon-Bristol Highway. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar F. Penland of Broadford; 3 sisters, Janet Penland, Gayle Penland and Wanda Penland of Broadford; 2 brothers, Melvin Penland and William Penland of Broadford; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Penland of Tannersville. Services at Crabtree Chapel with burial in the church cemetery.
Shelton Valeria K.   5 May 1958 Roanoke, VA - Mrs. Valeria (Belle) Kasey Shelton died 5 May 1958 at a Roanoke hospital. Survivors: husband, former Marion resident Oscar Shelton, of Roanoke; a son; a daughter; a brother; 4 grandchildren. Services at Lotz Chapel in Roanoke with burial in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Ratcliffe Archie B.   6 May 1958 Chilhowie - Archie Basil Ratcliffe, 63, died 6 May 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Gladys Moore Ratcliffe; daughter, Mrs. Pansy Rollins of Chilhowie; son, Charles B. Ratcliffe of Norfolk; sister, Mrs. C. T. Vaught of West Jefferson, NC; brother, Elmer C. Ratcliffe of Roanoke; 7 grandchildren. Services at Chilhowie Methodist Church with burial in St. James Cemetery.
Keys Lewis G. 6 Oct 1915 8 May 1958 Sugar Grove - Lewis Gilbert Keys, 42, died 8 May 1958 at a Charlottesville, VA, hospital. Survivors: wife, Margaret Simmons Keys; 2 daughters, Miss Margie Keys and Miss Jo Ann Keys of Sugar Grove; son, Wayne Keys of Sugar Grove; his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Keys of Sugar Grove; 2 sisters, Mrs. Zola Minton of Norfolk and Mrs. Hildred Imes of Toledo, OH; 3 brothers, Harry Keys, Ellis Keys and Cecil Keys of Baltimore, MD; half-brother, J. B. Keys of Sugar Grove; 3 half-sisters, the Misses Lena Keys and Mildred Keys and Mrs. Thelma Keys of Sugar Grove. Services at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with burial in Slemp Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 196: Lewis Gilbert Keys (6 Oct 1915-8 May 1958)]
Hall Alex   8 May 1958 Independence - Alex Hall, 80, died 8 May 1958 at his home. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Cling Figgat of Independence and Mrs. Versa Boyer of Akron, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mattie Sexton of Church Hill, TN, Mrs. Daisy Walker and Mrs. Charlotte Walker of Iowa; brother, Walter Hall of Fries; 1 grandchild. Services at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Blevins Thomas   9 May 1958 Saltville - Thomas Blevins, 94, died 9 May 1958 at a Dublin, VA, nursing home. Survivors: son, Sam Blevins of North Holston; daughter, Mrs. Sarah Jones of Callaway, NE; 25 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery.
Johnson Ethel R.   9 May 1958 Meadowview - Mrs. Ethel R. Johnson, 66, died 9 May 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, Marvin Johnson; daughter, Mrs. Harvey B. Williams of Alexandria; her mother, Mrs. Bradley S. Rector of Meadowview; sister, Mrs. Floyd Duncan of Meadowview; 6 brothers, W. E. Rector, Carl L. Rector, and Harvey M. Rector of Meadowview, J. Floyd Rector of Chilhowie, Frank B. Rector of Glade Spring, and James W. Rector of Kimball, WV. Services at Meadowview Methodist Church with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon.
Ross Lula H.   9 May 1958 Marion - Mrs. Lula H. Ross, 7, died 9 May 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: son, Cosby F. Ross of Ft. Eustis; 2 step-sons, Edward Ross and Merle Ross of Richmond, IN; step-daughter, Miss Bertha Ross of Eaton, OH. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in the family cemetery.
Gross Hannah   11 May 1958 Marion - Mrs. Hannah Ann Gross, 71, died 11 May 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 3 daughters, Mrs. Pearl Maynard of Helen, WV, Mrs. Bessie Winston of Corrine, WV, and Mrs. Helen Baley of Whitesville, WV; 4 sons, Robert Gross, Gilbert Gross, James Gross and William Gross of Marion; 3 sisters, Mrs Maggie West, Mrs. Bell Murray and Mrs. Lillie Gross of Marion; 24 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Zion Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
McVey Infant   11 May 1958 Meadowview - The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James C. McVey of Meadowview died 11 May 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Additional survivors: grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley McVey of Meadowview and Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Wolfe of Glade Spring. Graveside services at Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon.
Lamie W. S. 17 Jul 1882 12 May 1958 Saltville - W. S. Lamie, 75, died 12 May 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Dasie Farris Lamie; 3 daughters, Mrs. Steve Gathright of Richmond, Mrs. Joe Slagle of Roanoke, and Mrs. Mary Talbert of Saltville; 4 sons, Robert Lamie with the US Armed Services in France, James Lamie of Roanoke, Amos Lamie and Gip Lamie of Saltville; brother, Al Lamie of Saltville 2 sisters, Mrs. Willie Gillespie of Chatham Hill and Mrs. Gertrude Hubble of Groseclose; 16 grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 84: William S. Lamie (17 Jul 1882-12 May 1958); beside Daisey Lamie (17 Nov 1881-29 Dec 1959), w/o William S. Lamie]
Keyes Bessie T. 23 Aug 1890 12 May 1958 Sugar Grove - Mrs. Bessie Testerman Keyes, 68, died 12 May 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, John F. Keyes; 6 daughters, Mrs. Thelma Linkous of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Richard Leonard, Mrs. John Sayers and Mrs. Sidney Vernon of Marion, Mrs. Joe Sayers of Bluefield, WV, and Mrs. Burl Seymour of Norfolk; 5 sons, William R. Keyes and Donald F. Keyes of Norfolk, Garnett Keyes of Freeman, WV, Ernest B. Keyes of Sugar Grove, and Joe G. Keyes of Marion; 2 brothers, Gordon Testerman of Welch, WV, and Felix Testerman of Bel Air MD; 34 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Services at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with burial in Slemp Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 187: Bessie T. Keyes (23 Aug 1890-12 May 1958); beside John F. Keyes (24 Jul 1888-25 Nov 1973)]
Murray Cora K.   12 May 1958 Abingdon - Mrs. Cora Kade Murray, 69, died 12 May 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Louella Sipes of Marion. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
Plummer Charlie W.   12 May 1958 Volney - Charlie W. Plummer, 71, died 12 May 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Essie Plummer; 4 daughters, Mrs. N. Rutherford of Volney, Mrs. Shirley Speeks, Mrs. Dare Daniel and Mrs. Jo Ann Koury of Richmond; 3 sons, Paul Plummer of Chicago, IL, Bobby Plummer with the US Army, an George Plummer of Volney; 6 sisters, Mrs. Ida Sturgill of Lansing, NC, Mrs. Laura Pugh of Marion, Mrs. Mattie Hash of Kannapolis, NC, Mrs. Zella Waddell and Mrs. Wave Rutherford of Salem, Mrs. Trixie Grubb of Grant; brother, Walter Plummer of Volney; 9 grandchildren. Services at Corinth Baptist Church in Rugby with burial in the church cemetery.
Snider A. P. (Mrs.)   13 May 1958 Marion - Mrs. A. P. Snider, 82, died 13 May 1958 at the home of a daughter in Marion. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Edgar T. Ferrell Jr. of Marion; son, Alvin Snider of Roanoke; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Ebenezer Lutheran Church with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. [widow of A. Porter Snider. Sturgills, Vol I, p. 101: Lena Snider, nee: Fisher (1875-1958); beside Andrew Porter Snider (1879-1944)]
Call Ollie   15 May 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Ollie Oakes Call, 76, died 15 May 1958 at a Saltville hospital. survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Abram Clark of Chilhowie and Mrs. Thomas H. [Annie Mae] DeBord of Quarry; 5 sons, Henry Call and George Call of Saltville, Tom Call of Blountville, TN, Ray Call and Woodrow Call of Marion; sister, Mrs. Minnie Crabtree of Plainview, NE. Services at Ridgedale Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Jones Lena   17 May 1958 Cripple Creek - Mrs. Lena E. Jones, 79, died 17 May 1958 at her home. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Tom Irvin of Crockett. Services at St. Peter's Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Warren Luther   17 May 1958 Rugby - Luther P. Warren, 82, died 17 May 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 5 daughters, Mrs. Zena Jones of Damascus, Mrs. Virginia Russell and Mrs. Bernice Owens of Marion, Mrs. Bessie Henderson of Rugby, and Mrs. Wilma Williams of Baltimore, MD; 4 sons, Ottie Warren of Glade Spring, Dillon Warren of Grant, Delbert Warren and Conley Warren of Rugby; 2 sisters, Miss Millie Warren of Rugby and Mrs. Mae Barker of Trout Dale; 2 brothers, Guy Warren of Detroit, MI, and Rush Warren of Sterling; 18 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Corinth Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Flannagan Jessie M.   19 May 1958 Meadowview - Mrs. Jessie Moore Flannagan, 62, died 19 May 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, William S. Flannagan; 6 sons, James Flannagan of Abingdon, Charles Flannagan of Fort Wayne, IN, Robert Flannagan of Muncie, IN, Hobert Flannagan of Martinsville, and Dennis Flannagan and H. L. Flannagan of Salem; 3 daughters, Miss Margaret Flannagan of Meadowview, Mrs. Elizabeth Weaver of Salem, and Mrs. Mabel Harris of Martinsville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Kate Lee of Saltville and Mrs. Sally Ryan of Meadowview; 5 brothers, George Moore, Robert Moore, Dewey Moore, John Moore and Bill Moore of Saltville; 15 grandchildren. Services at Greenfield Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Boyer James E.   20 May 1958 Damascus - James Ellis Boyer, 86, died 20 May 1958 at the home of a daughter in Damascus. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Warren of Damascus and Ms. Ray Haulsee of Sugar Grove. Services at Summerfield Methodist Church in Grayson County with burial in Summerfield Cemetery.
Richardson Susie   20 May 1958 Rugby - Mrs. Susie A. Richardson, 68 died 20 May 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, Reggie Richardson; 3 daughters, Mrs. Goldie Kilby, Mrs. Angie Kilby and Mrs. Kate Sharpe of Rugby; sister, Mrs. Dora Plummer of Bel Air, MD; 2 brothers, Roby Farmer and Dexter Farmer of Marion; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Services at How Orchard Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Blevins Baxter G.   21 May 1958 Marion - Baxter Garfield Blevins, 80, died 21 May 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Martha Blevins; son, Reuben Wesley Blevins of Marion; daughter, Birthany Blevins of Marion; 5 grandchildren. Services at Marion Baptist Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 144: Baxter Garfield Blevins (16 Jan 1878-21 May 1958); beside tombstone of Martha [NEE: Cornett] Blevins (5 Jun 1880-7 Mar 1967)]
Lee India   21 May 1958 Saltville - Mrs. India Little Lee, 81, died 21 May 1958 at her home. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Nina Clapp of Saltville and Mrs. Lena Stout of Elizabethton, TN; 2 sons, Ray Lee of Saltville and Fred Lee of Butte, MT; sister, Mrs. Kate Kelly of Saltville. Services at Quarry Methodist Church with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 26: Indiana Lee, nee: Little (28 Apr 1877- ), w/o Charles J. Lee; beside stone of Charles J. Lee (4 Nov 1875-13 Feb 1957)]
Nickloy Rosa   21 May 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Rosa Nickloy, 63, died 21 May 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. D. M. Griffin of Saltville and Mrs. Paul Eller of Bristol, TN; sister, Mrs. L. L. Griffin of Saltville; 2 brothers, Charlie Combs of Johnson City, TN and Manley Combs of Mountain City, TN. Services in Mountain City, TN, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain City.
Osborne John F. (Mrs.)   21 May 1958 Chilhowie - Mrs. John F. Osborne, 87, died 21 May 1958 at the home of a daughter in Chilhowie. Survivors: 5 daughters, Mrs. J. H. Prater, Mrs. R. M. Hayes, Mrs. J. W. Jones and Mrs. Mildren Mullins of Chilhowie, and Mrs. Virginia Johnson of Bristol, TN; 4 sons, Joe O. Osborne, James G. Osborne and Page R. Osborne of Chilhowie, and W. Ray Osborne of New York City; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Services at Chilhowie Christian Church with burial in Sulphur Springs Cemetery.
Dishner Charles R.   23 May 1958 Marion - Charles R. Dishner, 52, died 23 May 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife; his mother, Mrs. J. R. Dishner of Marion; 3 brothers, Paul Dishner of Eau Galle, FL, James Dishner and Bill Dishner of Marion; 5 sisters, Mrs. Prince Aker, Mrs. Leah Burchett, Mrs. Dewey Testerman and Mrs. Edward Musick of Marion, and Mrs. C. F. Preston of Chesapeake, OH. Services at Park Presbyterian Chapel with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 147: Charles R. Dishner (20 Oct 1906-23 May 1958), s/o J. R. & Laura Dishner; beside tombstones of James R. Dishner (13 Oct 1880-1 Sep 1954) & Laura [NEE: Welch] Dishner (27 Aug 1881-31 Mar 1963)]
Wagner F. G.   23 May 1958 Chilhowie - F. G. Wagner, 80, died 23 May 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife; 3 sons, James Wagner, Ward Wagner and Albert Wagner of Chilhowie; sister, Miss Nettie Wagner of Glade Spring; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Services at Kelly's Chapel with burial in the church cemetery.
Hale Infant   25 May 1958 Crockett - Graveside services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hale were conducted 25 May 1958 at Groseclose Chapel. Additional survivor: brother, Raymond Hale of Crockett. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 53: Infant Hale, d. 24 May 1958, s/o Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hale]
Martin Linnie   25 May 1958 Speedwell - Miss Linnie Martin, 64, died 25 May 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Services at Forrest Methodist Church in Grayson County with burial in the church cemetery. [No survivors listed]
Williams William B.   25 May 1958 Chilhowie - William Blessing Williams, 98, died 25 May 1958 at his home. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. H. M. McCall of Roanoke, Mrs. C. F. Gose of Richmond, and the Misses Grace Williams and Charmie Williams of Chilhowie; son, W. J. Williams of Johnson City, TN; 29 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 31 great-great-grandchildren. Services at Riverside Baptist Church with burial in Riverside Cemetery.
Clear J. W., Jr.   26 May 1958 Chilhowie - J. W. Clear Jr., 38, died 26 May 1958 at a Charlottesville, VA, hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Clear of Chilhowie; 4 sisters, Mrs. Henry Patrick of Fredericksburg, Mrs. Marle Lester of Marion, Mrs. Earl Burke and Miss Louise Clear of Chilhowie. Services at Middle Fork Baptist Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery in Marion. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 150: John W. Clear Jr. (18 Nov 1919-26 May 1958)]
Glass Monroe L.   26 May 1958 Meadowview - Monroe Leonard Glass, 57, died 26 May 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Mary Humphrey Glass; daughter, Mrs. Lyle Davis of Bristol, TN; his father, Phillip H. Glass of Meadowview; 5 brothers, W. C. Glass and Henry Glass of Meadowview, John Glass of Bristol, C. W. Glass of Marion, and J. J. Glass of Roanoke; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ada Glass, Mrs. E. D. Jones, Mrs. Charles Henegar and Mrs. George Humphrey of Meadowview; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Services at Meadowview Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in Old Glade Cemetery.
Smith King   26 May 1958 Saltville - King Smith, 90, died 26 May 1958 at his home. Survivors: 3 daughters, Mrs. J. C. Smith of Saltville, Mrs. J. T. Gladden of Salem, and Mrs. Fred Riggs of Jacksonville, FL; 4 sons, K. E. Smith, Hobert Smith and Hubert Smith of Saltville, and Preston Smith of Bluefield, WV; 42 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren. Services at Henrytown Methodist Church with burial in the family cemetery.
Brown Louvenia   28 May 1958 Wytheville - Mrs. Louvenia Brown, 85, died 28 May 1958 at a Wytheville nursing home. Survivors: brother, E. S. Lampe of Marion; sister, Mrs. Gordon Umberger of Marion. Services at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. [d/o Isaac Miller Lampe & Nannie Paxton]
Hankla James W.   28 May 1958 Rural Retreat - James W. Hankla, 45, died 28 May 1958. Services at Grace Lutheran Church with burial in Mountain View Cemetery. [No survivors listed]
Turley Calvin L.   28 May 1958 Chatham Hill - Calvin Levi Turley, 34, died 28 May 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Turley of Chatham Hill; sister, Mrs. Otis Hounshell of Bland; 5 brothers, Roy Turley and Curtis Turley of Chatham Hill, Allen Turley of Oceanside, CA, Harry Turley of Marion, and Marvin Turley of Rockville, MD. Services at Goodman's Chapel with burial in the church cemetery.
Pickle Wilbur   29 May 1958 Gardena, CA - Former Saltville resident Wilbur "Bill" Pickle, 36, died 29 May 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Lorina Pickle of Gardens, CA; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Pickle of Marion; a sister. Services at McMillan Funeral Home with burial in Green Hills Cemetery in San Pedro, CA.
Alderman George W.   30 May 1958 Floyd, VA - George Washington Alderman, 88, died 30 May 1958 at his home. Local survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lura Little of Chilhowie. Services at Burks Fork Brethren Church with burial in Alderman Cemetery.
Coleman Sarah E.   30 May 1958 Abingdon - Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Coleman, 53, died 30 May 1958 at her home in the Blacksburg Community. Survivors: husband, Lee Coleman; daughter, Mrs. Virginia Coleman Lee of Saltville; son, Raymond Alexander Coleman of Akron, OH; her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hill of Glade Spring; 4 half-brothers, Eugene Hill with the US Air Force in Washington, Arthur Lee Hill with the US Air Force in England, Fred D. Hill and Robert Hill Jr. of Glade Spring; 7 half-sisters, Mrs. Joe Peoples White of Gate City, Mrs. Nell Wooten of Nashville, TN, Mrs. Evelyn Johnson of Glade Spring, and the Misses Nancy Helen Hill, Betty Jane Hill, Jo Ann Hill and Connie Hill of Glade Spring; 1 grandson. Services at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Wiley Jane F.   30 May 1958 Kingsport, TN - Former Saltville resident Mrs. James Flanagan Wiley died 30 May 1958 at the home of her son in Kingsport. Survivors: 2 sons, Dr. William A. Wiley of Kingsport and Charles E. Wiley Jr. of Saltville; 2 daughters, Mrs. John M. Brown of Pasadena, MD, and Mrs. David Taylor of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Services at St. Dominic's Church in Kingsport with graveside services at Emory & Henry College Cemetery.
King Wonnie G.   31 May 1958 Sugar Grove - Wonnie Glenn King, 45, died 31 May 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Nora McCarter King; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John King of Trout Dale; 2 sons, James W. King and Jack Roger King of Sugar Grove; brother, Walter King of Trout Dale. Services at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Leonard Frances W.   31 May 1958 Richmond, VA - Former Marion resident Mrs. Frances Waddell Leonard, 31, died 31 May 1958 at a Richmond hospital. Survivors: husband, Murry G. Leonard; 2 sisters, Mrs. Maggie Waddell of Marion and Mrs. Paul M. Storie of Richmond; 3 brothers, Roy Waddell, Ralph Waddell and Carl Waddell of Atkins. Services at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol I, p. 89: Frances W. Leonard (1926-1958)]
McCracken Robert E.   31 May 1958 Widener's Valley - Robert E. McCracken, 84, died 31 May 1958 at his home. Survivors include 2 sons, Emory McCracken and Harrison McCracken of Glade Spring. Services at Wright's Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Cemetery.
Reedy Carrie Mae   31 May 1958 Konnarock - Miss Carrie Mae Reedy, 20, died 31 May 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Reedy of Konnarock; 2 brothers, William Reedy and Chester Reedy of Konnarock; 3 sisters, Velma Reedy of Damascus, Mrs. Neta McElray and Mrs. Jettie Lee Wright of Shady Valley, TN. Services at Asen Baptist Church in Konnarock.[No burial information given]
Wagner Donna Sue   31 May 1958 Marion - Donna Sue Wagner, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest D. Wagner, died 31 May 1958 at a Marion hospital. Additional survivors: brother, Ernest Dean Wagner of Marion; sister, Lulu Jane Wagner of Marion; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mert Hutton of Marion and Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner of Sugar Grove. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Attoway Cemetery.
Cline Floyd H.   1 Jun 1958 Speedwell - Floyd Harvey Cline, 81, died 1 June 1958 at his home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Bates of Speedwell; son, Charlie Cline of Speedwell; brother, Kyle Cline of Speedwell; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Speedwell Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Leito Lucille   1 Jun 1958 Marion - Miss Lucille Betty Jean Leito, 27, died 1 June 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: mother, Mrs. Mary V. Leito of Marion; 3 sisters, Mrs. Joe Meek of Marion, Mrs. J. R. Huffman of St. Petersburg, FL, and Mrs. H. J. Kelley of Alemeda, CA. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Roselawn Cemetery.
Phillippi Elsie   1 Jun 1958 Chester, PA - Former Rural Retreat resident Mrs. Elsie Neff Phillippi, 53, died 1 June 1958 at a Chester, PA, hospital. Survivors: husband, Hugh Phillippi; daughter, Diana Phillippi of Chester; 2 brothers, Frank L. Neff and R. Paul Neff of Rural Retreat. Services at Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Reardon William J.   2 Jun 1958 Rural Retreat - William J. Reardon, 73, died 2 June 1958 at the home of a son in Rural Retreat. Survivors: 2 sons, William J. Reardon Jr. and George Reardon of Rural Retreat; 4 grandchildren. Services at Rural Retreat Presbyterian Church with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Earnest Alice V. 28 Aug 1881 3 Jun 1958 Marion - Mrs. Alice Virginia Earnest, 76, died 3 June 1958 at her home. Survivors: 2 sons, Ellis McIntyre and Emory McIntyre of Marion. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 52: Alice Virginia Earnest (28 Aug 1881-3 Jun 1958)]
McFarland Loranza   3 Jun 1958 Ceres - Loranza Dunn McFarland, 80, died 3 June 1958 at a Bluefield hospital. Survivors: wife, Mattie King McFarland; 3 daughters, Mrs. Sidney Epperson, Mrs. Byron Hancock and Mrs. R. S. Creggar of Ceres; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Bethany Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Copenhaver Mary 23 Mar 1883 4 Jun 1958 Marion - Former Marion resident Miss Mary E. Copenhaver died 4 June 1958 in White Rock, SC. Survivor: sister, Mrs. R. W. Holmes of Marion. Services at Seaver Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 124: Mary E. Copenhaver (23 Mar 1883-4 Jun 1958)]
Asbury H. T. (Mrs.)   4 Jun 1958 Glade Spring - Mrs. H. T. Asbury, 77, died 4 June 1958 at her home. Survivors: daughter, Miss Anne Asbury of Glade Spring; 5 sisters, Mrs. Paul Delaney of Glade Spring, Mrs. E. D. Rollins of Bristol, TN, Mrs. G. E. Penn of Kingsport, TN, and the Misses Dora Summers and Lois Summers of Washington, DC. Services at Byars-Cobb Methodist Church with burial in Glade Spring Cemetery.
Keys Roy M. 9 Jun 1882 5 Jun 1958 Sugar Grove - Roy M. Keys, 75, died 5 June 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Sallie Rich Keys; 2 daughters, Mrs. M. Bonham of Sugar Grove and Mrs. Calvin Lineberry of Winston-Salem, NC; 8 sons, James W. Keys, Harry Keys and Henry Keys of Sugar Grove, Herbert Keys of Bel Air, MD, Glenn Keys of Conowinge, MD, Otis Keys of Street, MD, P. Keys of Wilmington, DE, and Fred Keys of Aberdeen, MD; 3 sisters, Mrs. Worley Rich and Mrs. A. H. Rich of Sugar Grove, and Mrs. Nannie Gilbert of Bluefield, WV; 2 brothers, John Keys and Herbert Keys of Sugar Grove; half-brother, Rev. Wesley Keys of Marion; half-sister, Mrs. Ray Hall of Marion; 39 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Services at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with burial in Slemp Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 198: Roy M. Keys (9 Jun 1882-5 Jun 1958)]
Broady Thomas   5 Jun 1958 Saltville - Thomas Broady, 86, died 5 June 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Ernest Miller Broady; 3 sons, Thomas Broady Jr. and George William Broady of Saltville, and Edgar H. Broady of Norfolk; 2 daughters, Mrs. Eunicetine Butler of Saltville and Mrs. William Wilson of Florence, AL; brother, George Broady of Saltville; sister, Mrs. Hattie Hendricks of North Holston. Services at Smoky Row Union Church with burial in Scott Hill Cemetery.
Phipps Charles T.   5 Jun 1958 Saltville - Charles Thomas Phipps, 81, died 5 June 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Nannie Mullin Phipps; son, William Henry Phipps of Saltville; 5 daughters, Mrs. Quentin Gobble of Roanoke, Mrs. Howard Arnold, Mrs. Kendall Routh and Mrs. Buddy Taylor of Saltville, and Mrs. James Borders of Fort Eustis; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Services at First Church of God in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 82: Charles T. Phipps (1876-1958); beside grave of Nannie A. Phipps (1876-1963), w/o Charles T. Phipps]
Purkey Vernon H.   5 Jun 1958 Whitehall, MD - Vernon Henry Purkey, 65, died 5 June 1958 at his home. Local survivors include a brother, Jonas Purkey of Marion. Services at O'Dell Funeral Home with burial in Pont Dexter Cemetery in Maryland.
Thomas Fred   5 Jun 1958 Glade Spring - Fred Thomas, 19, died 5 June 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: his father, Ben K. Thomas of Glade Spring; 3 brothers, F. W. Thomas and Dan Thomas of Glade Spring, and Ben L. Thomas of Plasterco; 7 sisters, Mrs. Layton Bott Jr. of Wyndale, Mrs. Dale Thomas of Danville, Mrs. Helen Thomas of Abingdon, Mrs. Carl Nipper of Saltville, and the Misses Geneva Thomas, Ora Thomas and Betty Thomas of Glade Spring. Services at Seven Springs Presbyterian Church with burial in Baptist Cemetery in Glade Spring.
Hopkins Johnny A.   7 Jun 1958 Marion - Johnny Allen Hopkins Jr., age 5, died 7 June 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny A. Hopkins of Marion; sister, Audrey Gray Hopkins of Marion. Services at Falling Water Baptist Church with burial in Attoway Cemetery.
Holbrook Georgia   8 Jun 1958 Coeburn - Mrs. Georgia Ellen Holbrook, 60, died 8 June 1958 at St. Mary's Hospital in Norton. Local survivors include a son, Maynard Holbrook of Marion. Services at Mary Martin Memorial Church in Coeburn with burial in Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood.
Poole Donna A.   9 Jun 1958 Independence - Mrs. Donna Ann Poole, 84, died 9 June 1958 at her home. Survivors: son, Rixey Poole of Independence; sister, Mrs. Leota Gentry of Crow Agency, MT; brother, S. Talmadge Vaughan of Independence. Services at the old Vaughan homeplace with burial in Vaughan Cemetery.
Doane David   11 Jun 1958 Saltville - David L. Doane, 71, died 11 June 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Gladys Doane; 2 sons, Henry Doane and Dallas Doane of Saltville; 5 daughters, Mrs. Jack Harris of Broadford, Mrs. Sara Grogg of Glade Spring, Mrs. W. D. Wyrick of Saltville, Mrs. Mack Clear of Chatham Hill, and Mrs. Clyde Cox of Bluefield; step-son, Earl Thompson of Gary, WV; step-daughter, Mrs. Dave Doane of Havre de Grace, MD; sister, Mrs. Kate Call of Elbert, WV. Services at Oak Grove Baptist Church with burial in the family cemetery at Beaver Creek.
Atwell Mary E.   13 Jun 1958 Marion - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Atwell, 80, died 13 June 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 3 daughters, Mrs. Sidney Gullion of Rural Retreat, Mrs. R. E. Scott of Ceres and Mrs. Rose Hall of Pennsylvania; 6 sons, Charley Atwell, Jess Atwell, Homer Atwell, and Truby Atwell of Groseclose, and Ernest Atwell of Rockville, MD; 3 sisters, Mrs. Laura Cregger of Rural Retreat, Mrs. Alice Catron of Groseclose and Mrs. Minnie Tibbs of Ceres; 53 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Services at Zion Methodist Church in Nebo with burial in the church cemetery.
McVey Garrett   13 Jun 1958 Saltville - Garrett H. McVey, 61, died 13 June 1958 at a Roanoke hospital. Survivors: wife, Lillian McDaniel McVey; 2 sons, Lock McVey of Saltville and Billy McVey with the US Army at Fort Knox, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Vance Ford of Marion and Mrs. Ross Marshall of Pasadena, CA; 2 brothers, Thomas H. McVey of Reno, NV, and Graham W. McVey of Roanoke. Services at Beaver Creek Union Church with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 41: Garrett H. McVey (1896-1958); beside stone of Lillian M. McVey (1900-1988), w/o Garrett H. McVey]
Dixon Wythe Gleaves   14 Jun 1958 Crockett - Wythe Gleaves Dixon, 80, died 14 June 1958 at his home. Survivors: brother, Rush Dixon of Pulaski; sister, Emma Smith of Columbus, OH. Services at Mt. Ephriam Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. [youngest s/o Rufus & Mary Ann Dixon; m. 1922, Nannie Robinson]
Woodward Ida [DYE]   14 Jun 1958 Hayter's Gap - Mrs. Ida Dye Woodward, 76, died 14 June 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, G. B. Woodward; daughter, Mrs. Ruby Hayes of Jacksonville, FL; 2 sons, G. B. Woodward Jr. of Valdosta, GA, and James Woodward of Jacksonville; sister, Mrs. H. F. Counts of Hayter's Gap; 2 brothers, Jim Dye of Saltville and A. I. Dye of Holston; 5 grandchildren. Services at Hayter's Gap Union Church with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon. [Ida Dye (c1881-14 Jun 1958); m. Garland Bruce Woodward (7 Feb 1883-20 Feb 1961), s/o Henry Clay Woodward & Ellen Frances Poston]
Goble Charles J. 14 Jun 1874 15 Jun 1958 Marion - Charles J. Goble, 84, died 15 June 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Anna Smith Goble; 5 sons, Charles Goble Jr., Kelley Goble and Henry C. Goble of Marion, William H. Goble of St. Louis, MO, and David B. Goble with the US Army in Mannheim, Germany; 7 daughters, Mrs. Helen G. McClanahan and Mrs. Ann G. Broady of Marion, Mrs. Juanita G. Allen of Huntington Station, NY, Mrs. Evelyn G. Morrison and Mrs. Sara G. Elliott of St. Louis, Mrs. Patricia G. Kane and Mrs. Margaret G. Epps of Warwick, WV; 23 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Royal Oak Presbyterian Church with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [Charles J. Goble (14 Jun 1874-15 Jun 1958), s/o Benjamin Goble & Mary. Sturgills, Vol III, p. 147: Charles J. Goble Sr. (14 Jun 1874-15 Jun 1958); beside Ana Goble, nee: Smith (19 May 1886-12 Nov 1978), w/o Charles J. Goble Sr.]
James Bertha M.   17 Jun 1958 Flatridge - Mrs. Bertha M. James, 57, died 17 June 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, Fletcher James; sister, Mrs. Bessie Powell of Marion; 2 brothers, John Medley of Sugar Grove and Bent Medley of New Castle. Services at Baptist Union Church with burial in Slemp Cemetery in Sugar Grove. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 187: Bertha M. James (29 Jun 1900-17 Jun 1958)]
French Margie   18 Jun 1958 Tannersville - Mrs. Margie A. French, 76, died 18 June 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: husband, George A. French; 2 daughters, Mrs. Berrena Goodwin of Sweetbriar and Mrs. Olivene Morand of Raleigh, NC; 5 sons, Arch French of Tazewell, W. T. French of Clinton, TN, George H. French of Jacksonville, FL, John C. French and Weaver French of Tannersville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Nannie French of Tazewell, Mrs. Sanders Clapp of Quarry and Mrs. Lula Burgess of Saltville; 3 brothers, Arthur Doane, Richard Doane and Joseph Doane of Saltville; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Crabtree Chapel Church with burial in Crabtree Cemetery.
Russell Jesse F.   19 Jun 1958 Marion - Jesse Franklin Russell, 53, died 19 June 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Edith Harrison Russell; 2 sons, Edmond Lee Russell of Roanoke and Paul Eugene Russell of Marion; 2 brothers, Tony Russell of Marion and Albert Russell of Reistertown, MD; 1 grandchild. Services at Hooks Branch Baptist Church with burial in Roland Cemetery.
Burris John M.   20 Jun 1958 Crockett - John Marshall Burris, 80, died 20 June 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Survivors: wife; 4 sons, Roy Burris of Catawba, Marvin Burris of Laswell, Leonard Burris and Raymond Burris of Timonium, MD; daughter, Mrs. Hugh Flannagan of Crockett; step-daughter, Mrs. A. M. Thompson of Wytheville; step-son, Albert Moore of Greensboro, MD; 2 brothers, Jim Burris of Galax and Emory Burris of Independence; 21 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Services at Kings Grove Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Chisom Audie H.   20 Jun 1958 Roanoke - Mrs. Audie Hill Chisom, 48, died 20 June 1958 at her home. Local survivors include: 2 sisters, Mrs. Kyle Helton of Glade Spring and Mrs. John Colley of Meadowview. Services at Lotz Funeral Home in Roanoke with burial in Mountain View in Vinton.
Grubb Sarah   20 Jun 1958 Wytheville - Mrs. Sarah Alma Grubb, 78, died 20 June 1958 at the home of a son in Wytheville. Survivors include a son, Keller R. Grubb of Wytheville; daughter, Mrs. Ed Rosenbaum of Marion. Services at St. Peters Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Scott Harry W.   20 Jun 1958 Kingsport, TN - Marion native Harry W. Scott, 65, died 20 June 1958 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Reba Collette Scott; sister, Mrs. James L. Ward of Sugar Grove; 5 brothers, C. W. Scott Jr., William R. Scott, Garland G. Scott and J. Preston Scott of Marion, and A. D. Scott of Manassas. Services at Morris Funeral Home in Johnson City, TN, with burial in Monte Vista Park in Johnson City. [s/o William A. & Sally Scott, pioneer residents of Marion]
Atkinson Charles L.   21 Jun 1958 Marion - Charles Lesley Atkinson, 60, died 21 June 1958 at the home of a son. Survivors: 3 sons, James E. Atkinson of Marion, Harry Atkinson with the US Marine Corps in French Morocco, and Bobby Atkinson of Daytona Beach, FL; 2 daughters, Mrs. B. O. Blackwell of Falls Church and Miss Nancy Atkinson of New York City; 2 brothers, Jake Atkinson of Gary, WV, and Harry Atkinson of Jenkinjones, WV; sister, Mrs. Earnest Head of Pocahontas; 11 grandchildren. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery in Bluefield.
Barker Lula Belle   22 Jun 1958 Konnarock - Mrs. Lula Belle Barker, 54, died 22 June 1958 at her home. Survivors include her husband, Fred R. Barker; daughter, Miss Helena Ruth Barker of Konnarock. Services at Azon Church. [No burial information listed]
Roberts Bessie   22 Jun 1958 Sugar Grove - Mrs. Bessie L. Roberts, 51, died 22 June 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, Maurice Roberts; daughter, Mrs. Fay Fauber Jr. of Durham, NC; son, Rex Roberts; her mother, Mrs. Eddie Long of Abingdon; 3 grandchildren. Services at Wharf Hill Methodist Church with burial in Slemp Cemetery.
Shelton Harmon M.   22 Jun 1958 Chilhowie - Harmon M. Shelton, 62, died 22 June 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Ida M. Shelton; 6 sons, Charlie Shelton of Elizabethton, TN, Rudolph Shelton of Mitchellville, NC, Bruce Shelton of Hamburg, Germany, Fred Shelton, Gentry Shelton and Elbert Shelton of Chilhowie; 6 daughters, Mrs. John Anderson and Mrs. James Anderson of Chatham Hill, Mrs. Clarence Boardwine of Lebanon, Mrs. Henry Price of Saltville, Mrs. Theron Krell of Columbia, SC, and Miss Evelina Shelton of Chilhowie; step-son, Claude Blevins of Chilhowie; his father, James L. Shelton of Chilhowie; 5 brothers; 3 sisters; 34 grandchildren. Services at Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Shuler Ellen 14 Nov 1865 23 Jun 1958 Marion - Mrs. Ellen V. Shuler, 92, died 23 June 1958 at a Wytheville nursing home. Survivor: sister, Mrs. J. W. Gilbert of Crockett. Services at Seaver Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 123: Ellen Shuler, nee: Vaught (14 Nov 1865-23 Jun 1958)]
Anderson Lillie   23 Jun 1958 Grant - Miss Lillie Dale Anderson, 69, died 23 June 1958 at the home of a sister in Grant. Survivors: 2 sisters, Mrs. Florence Anderson of Grant and Mrs. Ethel Russell of Flatridge; brother, M. S. Anderson of Cozzadale, OH. Services at New Hope Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Brewer Rose N.   23 Jun 1958 Bluefield, WV - Atkins native Mrs. Rose Newland Brewer, 73, died 23 June 1958 at a Bluefield hospital. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Otho Dixon of Bluefield; 3 sons, Glen Brewer, Garland Brewer, and Charles Brewer of Bluefield; 2 sisters, Mrs. J. L. Akers of Rural Retreat and Mrs. Charles Atkins of Atkins. Services at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bluefield with burial in Monte Vista Cemetery in Bluefield. [Mercer Co., WV, DR9:16:7 - Rose Newland Brewer, white female, widowed, age 73, housewife, died 23 June 1958 in Bluefield of peritonitis. Born 15 June 1885 in Adkins, VA to Roland Newland & Mollie Wheeler. Burial at Monte Vista. Informant: Otho Dixon. JH: Roland NEWLAND, 30, b. Jessemine (Jessamine) Co., KY, living Wythe Co., VA, s/o R. T. & Philadelphia; m. 29 May 1877, SCV, Mary J. WHEELER, 19, d/o W. C. & Harriet]
Hillman Rolfe L.   23 Jun 1958 Nashville, TN - Former Washington County resident Dr. Rolfe Louie Hillman, 67, died 23 June 1958 at a Nashville hospital. Survivors: wife, Edith Ashworth Hillman; 2 sons, Rolfe L. Hillman Jr. of Leesville, LA, and Dr. J. William Hillman of Nashville; daughter, Mrs. Thomas A. Sokol of Ithica, NY; one sister; 3 brothers; 8 grandchildren. Services at Wiley Hall of Emory & Henry College with burial in Holston Conference Cemetery at Emory.
Parsons Finey H.   25 Jun 1958 Trout Dale - Mrs. Finey Halsey Parsons, 74, died 25 June 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, Joe Parsons; son, Hurtle Parsons of Trout Dale; step-daughter, Mrs. Donna Greer of Trout Dale; step-son, Oscar Parsons of Trout Dale; brother, Cebert Halsey of Trout Dale; half-sister, Mrs. Venna Parsons of Trout Dale; half-brother, Blaine Halsey of Trout Dale. Services at Fairwood Lutheran Church with burial in Fairwood Cemetery.
Heffinger Rhonda   26 Jun 1958 Madison, NC - Rhonda Sue Heffinger, infant daughter of former Sugar Grove residents Mr. and Mrs. William Earnest Heffinger, died 26 June 1958 at a Marion hospital. Additional survivors: sister, Joy Denise Heffinger of Madison; brother, David Earnest Heffinger of Madison; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Shuler of Sugar Grove and Mrs. John Adams of Independence. Graveside services at Shuler Cemetery in Teas.
Wappett T. P., Jr. (Mrs.)   28 Jun 1958 Wytheville - Mrs. T. P. Wappett Jr., 55, died 28 June 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. T. F. Byers of Rural Retreat. Services at Anchor of Hope Presbyterian Church with burial in McGavock Cemetery.
Ward Sallie E.   28 Jun 1958 Salisbury, NC - Former Chatham Hill and Abingdon resident Miss Sallie E. Ward, 89, died 28 June 1958 at the home of a niece, Miss Sara Ward, in Salisbury, NC. Services at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park. [d/o Dr. E. Blair Ward & Sara Jane Miller]
Ketron James K.   29 Jun 1958 Chatham Hill - James Kelly Ketron, 76, died 29 June 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Margaret Orr Ketron; 6 daughters, Mrs. Jesse Campbell of Abingdon, Mrs. Steve Clayborn of Germany, Mrs. Vann Shepherd of Lynchburg, Mrs. James Landrum of Arlington, Mrs. Elwood Hall of Bumpass, and Mrs. Bill Larezariene of Charlotte, NC; 5 sons, Ernest Ketron of North Holston, James Ketron and Stewart Ketron of Welch, WV, Paul Ketron with the US Navy in Italy, and David Ketron with the US Army in France; sister, Mrs. Bill Call of Chatham Hill; 2 brothers, George Ketron of Goody, KY, an Charles Ketron of Omaha, NE; 19 grandchildren. Services at Riverside Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Parker Sally L.   29 Jun 1958 Konnarock - Mrs. Sally Lewis Parker, 63, died 29 June 1958 in Naples, FL. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Roy Gullion of Marion. Services at Waldon Grove Church of the Brethren in Taylor's Valley with burial in Lewis Cemetery.
Counts John B.   30 Jun 1958 Portsmouth, VA - Former Glade Spring resident John Bradley Counts, 51, died 30 June 1958 at a Portsmouth hospital. Survivors: wife, Nancy Galliher Counts; daughter, Mrs. Peggy Lou Hudson of Portsmouth; his mother, Mrs. H. J. Counts of Glade Spring; brother, Dan Counts of Portsmouth; 2 sisters, Mrs. Amy Lou Richardson of Marion, and Mrs. Gladys Denney of Washington, DC. Services at Byars-Cobb Methodist Church in Glade Spring with burial in Glade Spring Cemetery.
Caywood Charles 28 Aug 1887 1 Jul 1958 Plasterco - Charles Caywood, 72, died 1 July 1958 at his home. Survivors: 2 sons, James Caywood of Plasterco and Charles Caywood Jr. of Glade Spring; daughter, Mrs. Arthur Rust of Lynco, WV; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Farris of Vivian, WV, and Mrs. Linnie Broady of Saltville. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in Knollkreg Park in Abingdon. [Charles B. Caywood (28 Aug 1887-1 Jul 1958), s/o Van B. Caywood & Margaret "Maggie" Snodgrass; m. 9 Mar 1907, WCV, Susette E. "Susie" Woodward (1 Mar 1885-23 Aug 1956), d/o Henry Clay Woodward & Ellen Frances Poston]
Brooks Vergie M   1 Jul 1958 Trout Dale - Mrs. Vergie M. Brooks, 58, died 1 July 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, A. L. Brooks; 4 daughters, Mrs. Rosa Sanders and Mrs. Hazell Moran of Havre de Grace, MD, Mrs. Charlotte Walls of Trout Dale, and Mrs. Irene Wall of Burlington, NC; 3 sons, Kyle Brooks of Wilcoe, WV, and Howard Brooks and Frank Brooks of Trout Dale; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Van Den Huevel of Chesapeake City, MD, and Mrs. Florence Brummel of Rising Sun, MD; 4 brothers, Joe Ross, Albert Ross, Woodrow Ross and Carl Ross of Maryland. Services at Comers Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Calhoun Roy   1 Jul 1958 Nashville, TN - Former Rye Valley resident Roy Calhoun, 59, died 1 July 1958 at a Nashville hospital. Survivor: wife, Mrs Okie Johnson Calhoun, formerly of Sugar Grove. [No arrangements listed]
Overbay Anders   1 Jul 1958 Bristol, TN - Smyth County native Anders A. Overbay, 85, died 1 July 1958 at a Bristol nursing home. Survivors: wife, Ceres native Ada Foglesong Overbay; one son; one daughter; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Services at Blevins Funeral Home with burial in Shelby Hills Cemetery.
Roe William A.   1 Jul 1958 Chilhowie - William Andrew Roe, 71, died 1 July 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Mittie Dell Roe; 5 sons, Clyde Roe with the US Navy, Clifford N. Roe of Baltimore, MD, Carl Roe of Fort Lee, Ray Roe of Chilhowie, and Roy Roe of Meadowview; 6 daughters, Mrs. Vivian Linnam of El Paso, TX, Mrs. Kathern Russell, Mrs. Ida Johnson and Mrs. Dorothy Russell of Chilhowie, Mrs. Cora Tucker of Augusta, GA, and Miss Margaret Roe of Atlanta, GA; brother, Marvin Roe of Chilhowie; 4 sisters, Mrs. E. W. Gentry of Talbott, TN, Mrs. A. E. Thomas of Havre de Grace, MD, Mrs. S. L. Gentry of Marion, and Mrs. N. H. Blevins of Chilhowie; 26 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Services at Lebanon Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Sheffey Lawrence E.   1 Jul 1958 Marion - Lawrence Eugene Sheffey, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Sheffey died 1 July 1958 at a Marion hospital. Additional survivors: 3 sisters, Joyce Sheffey, Martha Jane Sheffey, and Lettie Sheffey of Marion; brother, Lewis F. Sheffey of Marion; grandfather, William Cecil of Princeton, WV. Graveside services at Round Hill Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 171: Lawrence E. Sheffey, d. Jul 1958]
Tarter Harloe   2 Jul 1958 Rural Retreat - Harloe Clay Tarter, 80, died 2 July 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivor: daughter, Mrs. Evelyn W. Spence of Rural Retreat. Services at Rural Retreat Methodist Church with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Sells Arthur R.   5 Jul 1958 Baltimore, MD - Former Volney resident Arthur Raymond Sells, 47, died 5 July 1958 in Baltimore. Survivors: wife; daughter; son; his father, Charlie M. Sells of Volney; sister, Mrs. John Brown of Volney; brother, Carl Sells of Volney. Services at Little Wilson Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Collins Mary [CARDWELL]   6 Jul 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Mary Alice Collins, 57, died 6 July 1958 at her home. Survivors: 3 sons, Bruce Helton, Otis Helton and Donald Collins of Saltville; 2 brothers, Lamar Cardwell and Mack Cardwell of Saltville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Thompson Talbert and Mrs. Jennie Allison of Saltville, and Mrs. Doskie Kimberling of Rural Retreat; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Services at the residence with burial in Chapman Cemetery. [Mary Alice Cardwell (1900-6 July 1958), d/o James C. Cardwell & Fannie Montgomery; m/div (1) Jesse R. Helton (29 Jul 1897-8 Mar 1972); m. (2) Ira Collins (1900-1951)]
Farris Alice [COUNTS]   6 Jul 1958 Meadowview - Mrs. Alice Counts Farris, 86, died 6 July 1958 at a Meadowview nursing home. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. R. C. Grubb of Abingdon, Mrs. Kyle Tilson of Meadowview, Mrs. James A. Miller of Roanoke, and Mrs. Omer R. Yates of Salem; 4 sons, Kyle R. Farris and William E. Farris of Bristol, Ray J. Farris of Salem, and D. L. Farris of Meadowview; brother, Jim Counts of Meadowview; 2 sisters, Mrs. George Woodward of Glade Spring and Mrs. J. G. Johnson of Chilhowie. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
Gross Teddy   7 Jul 1958 Marion - Teddy Eugene Gross, age 3 months, died 7 July 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones Gross of Marion; 4 brothers, Jones Gross Jr., Sherman Gross, John Gross and William F. Gross of Marion; 2 sisters, Christella Gross and Betsy Mae Gross of Marion. Services at Walker's Creek Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Lawson Geneva   8 Jul 1958 Independence - Mrs. Geneva Lawson, 76, died 8 July 1958 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Todd, in Independence. Services at First Baptist Church in Independence with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Bluefield, WV.
Bentley Marvin   10 Jul 1958 Chatham Hill - Marvin Eugene Bentley, age 18 months, died 10 July 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: mother, Mrs. Thelma Bentley of Chatham Hill; 2 brothers, Bobbie Bentley and William Bentley of Chatham Hill. Services at Ridgedale Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Stamper George F.   10 Jul 1958 Independence - George Franklin Stamper, 17, died 10 July 1958 at a Galax hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stamper of Independence; 2 sisters, Miss Betty Rose Stamper and Miss Linda Ruth Stamper of Independence; 2 brothers, Alex Stamper of Independence and James Stamper of Baltimore, MD. Services at Rock Creek Primitive Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Winters Janice   10 Jul 1958 Marion - Janice Marie Winters, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Winters, died 10 July 1958 at a Marion hospital. Additional survivors: sister, Deborah Darlene Winters of Marion; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Troy Privett of Trout Dale, and Mrs. Lillie D. Winters of North East, MD. Graveside service at Young's Cemetery in Grayson County.
Edmiston James W.   11 Jul 1958 Abingdon - James W. Edmiston, 83, died 11 July 1958 at his home. Local survivors include a son, James R. Edmiston of Chilhowie; brother, Gray Edmiston of Chilhowie; 3 sisters, Mrs. Dollie Cole, Mrs. Bill St. John, and Mrs. Prucilla Peterson of Chilhowie. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Pippin Carl H.   11 Jul 1958 Bristol - Carl H. Pippin, 50, died 11 July 1958 at a Bristol hospital. Local survivors include a half-sister, Mrs. W. A. Kell of Marion. Services at Weaver Funeral Home with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Patrick John B., Jr.   12 Jul 1958 Clinchburg - John W. Patrick Jr., 44, died 12 July 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Daisy Herald Patrick; 2 sons, Frankie Patrick and Jerry Patrick of Clinchburg; 2 daughters, Shirley Patrick of Clinchburg and Mrs. Kyle Adams of Saltville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Patrick of Damascus; 2 brothers, Shell Patrick of Chilhowie and Cecil Patrick of Damascus; 4 sisters, Mrs. Harold Buchanan of Marion, Mrs. George Fulcher of Glade Spring, Mrs. Earl Burnett and Mrs. Beattie Fulcher of Damascus; 2 grandchildren. Services at Old Glade Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery. [nephew of Charles E. Patrick, above]
Fudge Minnie   14 Jul 1958 Chilhowie - Miss Minnie Fudge, 92, died 14 July 1958 at a Marion hospital. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [No survivors listed] [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 166: Minnie Fudge, d. Jul 1958; beside John V. Fudge (1882-1882)]
Litton Jack W., Jr.   14 Jul 1958 Roanoke - Jack Wayne Litton Jr., infant son of former Marion residents Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Litton, died 14 July 1958 at a Roanoke hospital. Additional survivors: grandparents, Mrs. J. B. Litton of Marion and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hawley of Radford. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Cemetery.
Baumgardner Charles (Mrs.)   16 Jul 1958 Galax - Mrs. Charles Baumgardner died 16 July 1958. Local survivors include a brother, Rev. Walter Spencer of Rural Retreat. Services in Galax with burial in Rural Retreat.
Shrewsbury Cleta B.   16 Jul 1958 Marion - Cleta Bell Shrewsbury, 30, died 16 July 1958 at the home of her father, William Nichols, in Marion. Additional survivors: husband, Ray Shrewsbury; 2 daughters, Connie Jean Shrewsbury and Nancy Shrewsbury of Wolfe, WV; her stepmother, Mrs. William H. Nichols of Marion; 2 sisters, Mrs. Beulah Altizer of Richlands and Mrs. Katherine Barton of Hinton, WV; 3 stepsisters, Mrs. Mary Combs of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Helen Vaughan and Mrs. Phyllis Horne of Bluefield, WV; 4 brothers, Lloyd H. Nichols of Jewel Ridge, William H. Nichols Jr. of Bluefield, Robert Nichols of Norton, and Joseph E. Nichols with bur US Air Force in Caribou, ME. Services at Crumpler Methodist Church in McDowell Co., WV, with burial in Lusk Cemetery.
Taylor John S.   16 Jul 1958 Tannersville - John Stewart Taylor, age 2, died 16 July 1958 when struck by a car near his home. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam W. Taylor of Tannersville; 3 brothers, George Taylor, Joe Taylor, and J. C. Taylor of Tannersville; 4 sisters, Mrs. John Rose, Pearl Taylor, Nina Taylor, and Mary Taylor of Tannersville. Services at the residence with burial in Crabtree Cemetery.
Gentry Charles D.   18 Jul 1958 Abingdon - Charles D. Gentry, 78, died 18 July 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Walter Smith of Saltville. Services at Wyndale Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Helton John W.   18 Jul 1958 Corn Valley - John W. Helton, 78, died 18 July 1958 at his home. Local survivors include a son, C. J. Helton of Saltville; 2 daughters, Mrs. O. H. Bordwine and Mrs. Claude Garrett of Saltville. Services at Luke [Loop?] Methodist Church with burial in Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon.
McGhee Paul W. 18 Nov 1893 19 Jul 1958 Marion - Paul W. McGhee, 65, died 19 July 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife; 3 sons, James McGhee of Broadford, Paul W. McGhee Jr. and Lewis McGhee of Marion; 5 daughters, Mrs. Robert K. Repass and Miss Geraldine McGhee of Marion, Mrs. David K. Minter of Norfolk, Mrs. Mike D. Cassell of Roanoke, and Mrs. Randolph Copenhaver of Rural Retreat; 2 brothers, J. Neal McGhee and John McGhee of Marion; 2 sisters, Mrs. O. L. Pennington of Sacramento, CA, and Miss Fannie McGhee of Marion. Services at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol I, p. 85: Paul W. McGhee (18 Nov 1893-19 Jul 1958); beside Lula Mae McGhee (17 Apr 1890-5 Apr 1975)]
Phipps Myrtle H.   21 Jul 1958 Grassy Creek, NC - Mrs. Myrtle H. Phipps, 74, died 21 July 1958 at a West Jefferson, NC, hospital. Survivors: 2 sons, Lee G. Phipps of Grassy Creek and Fred Phipps of Asheville, NC; daughter Mrs. Edith Pugh of Galax; 4 sisters, Mrs. J. L. C. Anderson of Marion, Mrs. J. D. Parsons and Mrs. W. A. Hash of Mouth of Wilson, and Mrs. H. E. Parsons of Princeton, WV; brother, Crockett Halsey of Mouth of Wilson. Services at New River Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Taylor Birket F.   21 Jul 1958 Comers Rock - Birket F. Taylor, 71, died 21 July 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Annie Bennington and Mrs. Burrell Delp of Rural Retreat. Services at Bethel Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Hagy George P. 14 Apr 1899 22 Jul 1958 Bluefield, WV - George Palmer Hagy, 59, died 22 July 1958 at a Bluefield, WV, hospital. Local survivors include 2 brothers, L. E. Hagy and Luchen Hagy of Saltville; sister, Mrs. Curren Blevins of Saltville. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Mercer Co., WV, DR9:87:3 - George Palmer Hagy, white male, married, died 22 July 1958 in Mercer Co. of hypernephroma. Born 14 April 1899 in Virginia to V. H. [sic: Vincent G.] Hagy & Iris Combs. Burial at Elizabeth Cemetery. Informant: L. E. Hagy]
McClure A. P.   22 Jul 1958 Chilhowie - A. P. McClure, 79, died 22 July 1958 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Blevins, in Chilhowie. Additional survivors: son, Howard McClure of Chilhowie; 2 daughters, Mrs. Virgie Tucker and Mrs. Ola Childers of Chilhowie; brother, J. M. McClure of Chilhowie; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Services at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Dean Brownie W. (Mrs.)   23 Jul 1958 Max Meadows - Mrs. Brownie Wolfe Dean, 49, died 23 July 1958 at a Pulaski hospital. Local survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Wingate of Crockett. Services at Gunton Park Church of God with burial in the family cemetery.
Oakes Rachel   23 Jul 1958 Marion - Mrs. Rachel Oakes, 69, died 23 July 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Frank Adams of Marion; son, Glenn Scott of Newport News; 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. C. C. Sprinkle and Mrs. J. G. Allen of Marion, and Mrs. Robert Baldwin of Baltimore, MD; 5 stepsons, W. F. Oakes and Thomas Oakes of Williamson, WV, Randolph Oakes, Preston Oakes, and Gaylord Oakes of Newport News; sister, Mrs. J. M. LePlace of Richmond; brother, C. T. S. Snider of Pulaski. Services at Mount Methodist Church with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Atkins Joseph T.   25 Jul 1958 Atkins - Joseph T. Atkins, 62, died 25 July 1958 at his home. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. M. C. Helton of Wytheville and Mrs. A. L. Teany of Radford; brother, T. A. Atkins of Atkins; 3 sisters, Mrs. Sue A. Wheeler, Miss Minnie Atkins, and Mrs. K. T. Williams of Atkins; 4 grandchildren. Services at Davis Memorial Methodist Church in Atkins with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol I, p. 91: Joseph P. Atkins (1896-1958)]
Green Thomas H.   25 Jul 1958 Summerfield - Thomas Hale Green, 61, died 25 July 1958 at the Veterans' Hospital in Mountain Home, TN. Survivors: 2 sisters; 8 brothers. Services at Summerfield Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence.
Taylor Sanders M.   25 Jul 1958 Saltville - Sanders M. Taylor, 76, died 25 July 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: 9 daughters, Mrs. Harley Call, Mrs. Garland Surber, Mrs. Bill Lowery, Mrs. Glenn Surber, and Mrs. Charlie Rhea of Saltville, Mrs. Troy Henegar and Mrs. Thurman Henegar of Bishop, Mrs. Watha Lambert of Morristown, TN, and Mrs. Harold Bowers of Ragland, WV; 5 sons, Carl Taylor of Tazewell, Sanders E. Taylor of Saltville, Robert V. Taylor of Brevard, NC, Elmer Taylor of Red Jacket, WV, and Edgar Taylor of Matewan, WV; brother, Charlie M. Taylor of Marion; sister, Mrs. Alex Burgess of Abingdon; 57 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Services at McCready Methodist Church with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 45: Sanders Taylor (1882-19__); beside Rachel Taylor (1892-1940), w/o Sanders Taylor]
Anderson James H. (Mrs.) 10 Oct 1899 26 Jul 1958 Rural Retreat - Mrs. James Hoyt Anderson, 96, died 26 July 1958 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. L. Smith, in Princeton, WV. Additional survivors: son, Edgar C. Anderson of Silverwood, MD; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren. Services at Groseclose Chapel with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 53: Mattie L. Anderson (10 Oct 1899-26 Jul 1958), w/o James H. Anderson (17 Dec 1871-25 Dec 1947)]
Ferguson Charles W. 2 Feb 1886 28 Jul 1958 Saltville - Charles W. Ferguson, 72, died 28 July 1958 at his home. Survivors: 2 sisters, Mrs. A. D. Morgan and Miss Becky Ferguson of Saltville; brother, Manse Ferguson of Saltville. Services at Main Street Christian Church with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [s/o Aaron Ferguson & Virginia Price. Sturgills, Vol II, p. 95: Charles W. Ferguson (2 Feb 1886-28 Jul 1958)]
Holloway John W.   29 Jul 1958 Broadford - John Wesley Holloway, 76, died 29 July 1958 at a Christiansburg, VA, hospital. Survivors: wife, Victoria Holloway; 2 sons, Berkley Holloway of Filbert, WV and John W. Holloway Jr. of Broadford; 5 daughters, Mrs. J. B. Hornbarger of Christiansburg, Mrs. O. J. Hurt of Salem, Mrs. G. J. Carter of Warwick, Mrs. John E. Clark of North Holston, and Mrs. Joe M. Wilson of Marietta, GA; brother, Will Holloway of Bristol; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ben Brooks of McCready, and Mrs. Sally King of Glade Spring; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Broadford Methodist Church with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Chatham Hill.
Spencer Minnie C.   29 Jul 1958 Marion - Mrs. Minnie Crawley Spencer, 65, died 29 July 1958 at a Pearisburg, VA, hospital. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Cecil B. Wilkinson of Marion and Mrs. Robert E. Pettie of Pearisburg; 3 sons, Earl J. Spencer of Chatham, George L. Spencer of Charlottesville, and Frank R. Spencer Jr. of Peterstown, WV; brother, Robert S. Crawley of Salem; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Services at First Methodist Church in Marion with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Roanoke.
Wymer Bessie C. 6 Jan 1891 30 Jul 1958 Marion - Mrs. Bessie Carrico Wymer, 67, died 7 November 1958 at a Bristol hospital. Survivors: husband, James R. Wymer of Marion; 3 daughters, Mrs. H. T. Blankenship of Crandon, Mrs. Ralph Davidson of Atkins, and Mrs. Charles Dixon of Marion; 2 sons, Walter Wymer of Pearisburg and Sidney Wymer of Marion; sister, Mrs. G. C. Sproles of Marion; 2 brothers, Garland B. Carrico of Shrewsbury, WV, and Floyd Carrico of Bristol; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Services at Seaver Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 193: Bessie C. Wymer (6 Jan 1891-7 Nov 1958); beside stone of James Rhudy Wymer (5 Jul 1890-28 Jan 1959)]
Faris Laura A.   30 Jul 1958 Emory - Mrs. Laura A. Faris died 30 July 1958 at her home. Survivors: 3 daughters, Mrs. Dan T. Bundy of New Orleans, LA, Mrs. Joe M. Small of Owassu, MI, and Mrs. Albert Mason of Covington; 4 brothers, Walter Scott, Oscar Scott, Grover Scott and Jesse Scott of Fredericksburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dora Stump of York, PA, and Miss Rowena Faris of Kingsport, TN; 4 grandchildren. Services at the residence with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon.
Grubb Allie J.   30 Jul 1958 Eagle Rock - Mrs. Allie Johnson Grubb, 85, died 30 July 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, Jason L. Grubb; daughter, Mrs. E. E. Coffey of Roanoke; son, Herbert Grubb of Troutville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ester Spraker and Miss Bertha Johnson of Wytheville, Mrs. L. H. Grubb of Pulaski, and Mrs. Bessie Howard of Hyattsville, MD; brother, John Johnson of Wytheville; 16 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Calvary Church with burial in Davis Cemetery.
Harper George W.   30 Jul 1958 [NOTE: poor film quality...difficult to read] Saltville - George W. Harper, 73, died 30 July 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife; 3 sons, Oliver Harper of Cleveland, OH, Manuel Harper of Youngstown, OH, and George Harper Jr. of Petersburg; 7 daughters, Mrs. Amanda McAllister of Saltville, Mrs. Al--- Brown of Marion, Mrs. D--- Parker of Fort Campbell, KY, Miss Hattie Harper of Petersburg, Mary Harper, Lillian Harper and Jeanette Harper of Saltville. Services at Watson's Gap Holiness Church with burial in the family cemetery.
Wyrick Herman T. (Rev.)   30 Jul 1958 Hamlet, NC - Services for former Rural Retreat resident Rev. Herman T. Wyrick were conducted 30 July 1958 in Charlotte, NC. Local survivors include a sister, Mrs. Atha Umberger of Rural Retreat.
Davidson Henry F.   31 Jul 1958 Saltville - Henry Ford Davidson, 25, died in an auto accident in Rockville, MD. [No date of death. Published 31 July 1958]. Survivors: son, Richard Ford of Saltville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Cubbage and Mrs. Mary L. Davidson of Rockville, Mrs. Melvin Cregger of Ceres, and Mrs. John Hugh Bise of McComas, WV; 5 brothers, Billy Davidson and Fred Davidson of Rockville, James H. Davidson and Sherman Davidson of Richmond, and Robert Lee Davidson of Goldbond; half-brother, Clarence Carter of Rock Spring, WY. Services at Oak Grove Church with burial in the family cemetery.
Cassell C. W. (Mrs.) 15 Aug 1878 2 Aug 1958 Ceres - Mrs. C. W. Cassell, 79, died 2 August 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: son, Vernon Cassell of Ceres; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ted R. Calhoun of Sugar Grove and Mrs. Leon Hubble of Ceres; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Zion Methodist Church in Nebo with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 67: Lina Cassell, nee: Yost (15 Aug 1878-2 Aug 1958); beside Charles W. Cassell (18 Nov 1878-12 Oct 1951)]
Slagle Adam A.   2 Aug 1958 Marion - Adam Alford Slagle, 80, died 2 August 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife; son, Vernon B. Slagle of Roanoke; daughter, Mrs. W. S. Sylis of Cleveland, OH; 2 brothers, Henry Slagle of Rural Retreat and Wiley Slagle of Marion; 3 sisters, Mrs. America Slagle of Rural Retreat, Mrs. H. H. Martin of Wytheville, and Mrs. Josie Mize of Chilhowie; 3 grandchildren. Services at First Methodist Church in Marion with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Rural Retreat.
Waddell Wanda B.   2 Aug 1958 Wilson, NC - Former Ceres resident Mrs. Wanda Baugh Waddell, 23, died 2 August 1958 at a Wilson, NC, hospital. Survivors: husband; 2 daughters; son; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Baugh of Ceres. Services at Red Oak Church in Ceres with burial in the church cemetery.
Minnick Emma J.   3 Aug 1958 Meadowview - Mrs. Emma Jane Minnick, 74, died 3 August 1958 at a Meadowview nursing home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. John Rotenberry of Bristol; son, Dennis C. Minnick of Marion; sister, Miss Lucy Cole of Meadowview; 2 brothers, Clark Cole and Bert Cole of Meadowview; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Campbell Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
Johnson Ennis   4 Aug 1958 Volney - Mrs. Ennis Johnson, 73, died 4 August 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, Ira Johnson; 2 daughters, Miss Susy Johnson and Mrs. Della Perkins of Volney; 4 sons, Bruce Johnson of Grant, Ralph Johnson of Trout Dale, Rev. Charles Johnson of Marion, and Bransom Johnson of Radford; 3 sisters, Mrs. Nannie Thompson of Volney, Mrs. Alia Lovelace of Grassy Creek, NC, and Mrs. Flossie Ballard of Marion; 3 brothers, Will Davis, Oscar Davis, and Brack Davis of Volney. Services at Corinth Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Price Ambrose   4 Aug 1958 Trout Dale - Ambrose V. Price, 67, died 4 August 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Lelia Price; son, Daniel Price of Sussex, NJ; 5 daughters, Mrs. Edith Haga of Atkins, Mrs. Ruby Williams of Trout Dale, Mrs. Amelia Cornetta of Fox, Miss Jewel Price of Washington, DC, and Mrs. Carol Irvin of Cedar Springs; sister, Miss Flossie Price of Big Stone Gap; 4 brothers, John Price and B. H. Price of Trout Dale, Hugh Price and Newton Price of Whitetop; 7 grandchildren. Services at Trout Dale Baptist Church with burial in Trout Dale Cemetery.
Cahill John W. 27 Mar 1888 5 Aug 1958 Beckley, WV - Former Saltville resident John W. Cahill, 70, died 5 August 1958 at a Beckley, WV, hospital. Survivors: 2 sisters, Mrs. Pearl DeBusk and Mrs. Walter C. Smith of Saltville. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 88: John W. Cahill, WV, PFC US Army, WWI; (27 Mar 1888-5 Aug 1958)]
Halsey John N.   5 Aug 1958 Fox - John N. Halsey, 84, died 5 August 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Polly Jane Halsey; 2 daughters, Mrs. Rheba Holdaway and Mrs. Vergie Holdaway of Fox. Services at Pinebranch Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Craven William T.   6 Aug 1958 Chilhowie - William T. Craven, 64, died 6 August 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife; son, William T. Craven Jr. of Madison Heights; 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles Clapp of Madison Heights and Mrs. James E. Ketron of Chilhowie; 2 sisters, Mrs. Luther Gollehorn of Sophia, WV, and Mrs. E. M. Hale of Chilhowie; brother, J. C. Craven of Chilhowie; 4 grandchildren. Services at Riverside Baptist Church with burial in Riverside Cemetery.
Pierce Ephriam C.   6 Aug 1958 Atkins - Ephriam Curtis Pierce, 79, died 6 August 1958 at a Roanoke hospital. Survivors: wife, Ornie Tucker Pierce; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lucy Howard of Royersford, PA, and Mrs. Martha Goldie of Pottstown, PA; son, Samuel Franklin Pierce of Atkins; stepson, Reeber Wagner of Darlington, MD; stepdaughter, Mrs. Danish Moore of London, England; 2 sisters, Miss Rettie Pierce and Mrs. Sarah Sage of Volney; 4 brothers, J. A. Pierce of Goodwell, WV, John Pierce of Volney, George Pierce and Frank Pierce of Opportunity, WA. Services at Middle Fork Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Cregger Terry L.   7 Aug 1958 Saltville - Terry Lynn Cregger, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cregger, died 7 August 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Additional survivors: brother, John Cregger of Saltville; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Marshall and Eugene Cregger of Saltville. Graveside services at Elizabeth Cemetery.
Lovelace Sallie M.   7 Aug 1958 Trout Dale - Mrs. Sallie M. Lovelace, 88, died 7 August 1958 at her home. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. Jennie Plummer of Marion, Mrs. Mae Blevins of Bassett, Mrs. Gwyn Jones of Pulaski and Mrs. Zollie Holman of Trout Dale; 3 sons, Frank Lovelace of Walla Walla, WA, Edd Lovelace of Richmond, and Wayne Lovelace of Williamsburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. Nora Inglis of Stevenson, AL, and Mrs. Alice Cain of Ellis, KS. Services at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Vaught Wiley   7 Aug 1958 Groseclose - Wiley J. Vaught, 69, died 7 August 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Sally C. Vaught; sister, Mrs. H. M. Heldreth of Bluefield, WV; 2 brothers, R. V. Vaught of Bluefield and T. O. Vaught of Wytheville. Services at Fulton Methodist Church with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Jones Donald E., Jr.   10 Aug 1958 Marion - Donald E. Jones Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Jones, died 10 August 1958 at a Marion hospital. Additional survivors: brother, Stuart William Jones of Marion; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Major Hash of Marion and Mrs. T. C. Christian of Amonate. Graveside services at South Fork Baptist Cemetery.
Pennington Elizabeth   11 Aug 1958 Chilhowie - Mrs. Elizabeth Pennington, 70, died 11 August 1958 at her home in the St. Clair community. Survivors: 4 sons, David Pennington, Ambrose Pennington and Glen Pennington of Chilhowie, and Thomas Pennington of Anawalt, WV; 2 daughters, Mrs. Melvin Poe and Mrs. Cora Gwaltney of Chilhowie; 4 brothers, Martin Hart, Harrison Hart and Bee Hart of Chilhowie, and Fields Hart of Nella, NC; 3 sisters, Mrs. Rose Barr and Mrs. Elsine Carter of Chilhowie and Mrs. Lane Pennington of Troutville; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Services at St. Clair Union Baptist Church with burial in McClure Cemetery.
Pickle James D.   11 Aug 1958 Marion - James Douglas Pickle, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Pickle, died 11 August 1958 at a Marion hospital. Additional survivors: sister, Rosa Mae Pickle of Marion; brother, Richard W. Pickle of Marion; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Pickle of Marion, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cole of Marion. Graveside services at West Cemetery.
Tilson Bertie L.   11 Aug 1958 Trout Dale - Mrs. Bertie Lou Tilson, 74, died 11 August 1958 at the home of a niece, Mrs. Catherine Anderson. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Anderson Cemetery.
Bishop Eva   13 Aug 1958 Trout Dale - Mrs. Eva Bishop, 54, died 13 August 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, J. H. Bishop; daughter, Mrs. Hope Reedy of Trout Dale; son, J. H. Bishop Jr. of Phoenix, MD; 2 brothers, Lester Greer of Trout Dale and Alva Greer; 2 grandchildren. Services at Trout Dale Baptist Church with burial in Fairwood Cemetery.
Umberger Agnes   13 Aug 1958 Wytheville - Mrs. Agnes U. Umberger, 55, died 13 August 1958 at her home. Local survivors include a sister, Mrs. Edith L. Irvin of Crockett. Services at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Hutton Edward   15 Aug 1958 Marion - Edward J. Hutton, 89, died 15 August 1958 at his home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. W. G. Eads of Marion; brother, W. L. Hutton of Marion; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Services at Centenary Methodist Church with burial in Hutton Cemetery.
Hutchinson Minnie F. 14 Jul 1905 17 Aug 1958 Atkins - Mrs. Minnie Feazell Hutchinson, 53, died 17 August 1958 in Portsmouth, VA. Survivors: husband, H. B. Hutchinson of Portsmouth; son, Jimmy Hutchinson of Atkins; 3 sisters, the Misses Bertie Feazell and Margaret Feazell of Atkins, and Mrs. Sidney Musser of Richmond. Services at Davis Memorial Methodist Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 128: Minnif F. Hutchinson (14 Jul 1905-17 Aug 1958); beside stone of Holland B. Hutchinson (1 Feb 1897-1 May 1974)]
Buchanan Clarence A.   17 Aug 1958 Saltville - Clarence Archie Buchanan, 45, died 17 August 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Kate C. Buchanan; 3 sons, Clarence A. Buchanan Jr. of Johnson City, TN, James H. Buchanan of Roanoke, and ----art Buchanan [illegible] of Saltville; mother, Mrs. J. E. Buchanan of Saltville; 4 brothers, Hughes Buchanan, Glenn Buchanan and Frank Buchanan of Saltville, and Bob Buchanan of Roanoke; 7 sisters, Mrs. E. N. Hardy, Miss Lyde Buchanan and Mrs. Helen Dunbar of Richmond, Miss Ruth Buchanan of Daytona Beach, FL, Mrs. Katherine Keesee and Mrs. Ralph Foster of Roanoke, and Mrs. Robert Daugherty of Marion. Services at Union Methodist Church in Beaver Creek with burial in Ridgedale Cemetery in Chatham Hill.
Cooke Lucille B.   17 Aug 1958 Rural Retreat - Mrs. Lucille Baughman Cooke, 68, died 17 August 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Carrie Jones of Johnson City, TN; brother, Harry Baughman of Inverness, FL. Services at Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Brewer Nancy C. 5 Mar 1908 18 Aug 1958 Sugar Grove - Miss Nancy Clyde Brewer, 50, died 18 August 1958 at her home. Survivors: father, Joseph W. Brewer of Sugar Grove; brother, Charles Brewer of Sugar Grove; 3 sisters, Mrs. Emma Ellis of Sugar Grove, Mrs. G. E. Barr of Glade Spring, and Mrs. Richard Vipperman of Cleveland, OH. Services at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with burial in Slemp Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 189: Nancy Clyde Brewer (5 Mar 1908-18 Aug 1958)]
Comer Harry G.   18 Aug 1958 Hudson, NC - Former Marion resident Harry G. Comer, 49, died 18 August 1958. Survivors: wife, Cynthia Prater Comer of Hudson; 2 sons, Randall Comer and Tommy Comer of Hudson; his mother, Mrs. Josie Comer of Marion; 5 sisters, Mrs. H. C. Barker and Mrs. Wade Ross of Marion, Mrs. Eddie Taylor of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Laura Campbell of Roanoke, and Mrs. Lucy Jones of Amarillo, TX; 3 brothers, Robert Comer of California, Russ Comer of Quincy, FL, and Hunter Comer of Hudson. Services at Harris Chapel Baptist Church in Hudson with graveside rites in Roselawn Cemetery in Marion. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 193: Harry G. Comer (23 Oct 1909-18 Aug 1958); beside tombstone of Cynthia P. Comer (24 Oct 1906-12 Jan 1994)]
Gorsline Lucille   18 Aug 1958 Laurel Bloomery, TN - Ms. Lucille Pennington Gorsline, 32, died 18 August 1958 at a Roanoke hospital. Local survivors include a sister, Mrs. Blanche Campbell of Chilhowie. [No arrangements listed]
Marsh Rhoda J.   18 Aug 1958 Wytheville - Mrs. Rhoda Jane Marsh, 86, died 18 August 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Survivors: son, J. K. Marsh of Crockett; brother, Russell Kinser of Marion. Services at Berea Christian Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Vaughan Virginia   18 Aug 1958 Fries - Mrs. Virginia Victoria Vaughan, 71, died 18 August 1958 at a Galax hospital. Local survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charlie LeRue of Independence. Services at Atkins Memorial Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Moore Rosa B. 21 Dec 1878 19 Aug 1958 Christiansburg, VA - Mrs. Rosa Burnett Moore died 19 August 1958 at her home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. R. G. Scott of Marion; 2 sisters, Mrs. Hattie Dalton of Hillsville and Mrs. Laura Williamson of Radford; 2 brothers, Dr. Charles K. Burnett of Hillsville and E. S. Burnett of Willis. Services at Seaver Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol I, p. 94: Rosa Moore, nee: Burnett (21 Dec 1878-19 Aug 1958)]
Barnes Ed   19 Aug 1958 Rugby - Ed Barnes, 94, died 19 August 1958 at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Howard Rutherford, of Volney. Additional survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Minnie Testerman of Havre de Grace, MD and Mrs. Mattie Hall of Rugby; 3 sons, James Barnes and Cleve Barnes of Rugby, and George Barnes of Bel Air, MD. Services at Corinth Baptist Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Lindamood Dorothy J.   19 Aug 1958 Bluefield, WV - Mrs. Dorothy Janelle Lindamood, 18, died 19 August 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, Robert D. Lindamood of Bluefield; daughter, Danita Jean Lindamood of Bluefield; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Smith of Marion; brother, Joe H. Smith Jr. of Marion; 6 sisters, Jewel Smith, Shirley Smith, Frances Smith, Mary Lou Smith, Donna Jo Smith and Sally Smith of Marion; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Simms of Pageton, WV. Services at Mt. Zion Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Nichols Lorene V.   19 Aug 1958 Marion - Lorene Vickie Nichols, age 6 months, died 19 August 1958 at her home. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Nichols; 2 sisters, Gail Nichols and Jane Nichols of Marion; 2 brothers, Charles Nichols and Willis Nichols of Marion; grandparents, Mrs. Carrie Gross of Atkins and Mrs. Lizzie Nichols of Glade Spring. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Walker's Creek Cemetery.
Johnson Susie 10 Jan 1892 20 Aug 1958 Abingdon - Mrs. L. R. Johnson died 20 August 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors include a brother, A. J. Hockett of Glade Spring. Services at Abingdon Baptist Church with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park. [Susie Lee Hockett (10 Jan 1892-20 Aug 1958), d/o Thomas Aistrop Hockett & Augustine W. "Tiny" Jackson; m. 16 Nov 1906, WCV, Lee R. Johnson, s/o George W. Johnson & Margaret Ann "Maggie" Poston]
Brewer William L.   20 Aug 1958 Fox - William Leff Brewer, 72, died 20 August 1958 at his home. Local survivors include his wife, Mrs. Verdie Brewer; son, Hershel Brewer of Independence; sister, Mrs. Lizzie Rutherford of Trout Dale. Services at Fox Creek Church with burial in Fox Chapel Cemetery.
Holdaway Emory C.   20 Aug 1958 Fox - Emory Columbus Holdaway, 85, died 20 August 1958 at his home. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Herbert Holdaway, Mrs. Mazie Wimmer and Mrs. Dewey Reeves of Fox. Services at Pinebranch Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
West Bertha B.   20 Aug 1958 Marion - Bertha B. West died 20 August 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, Wiley W. West; daughter, Mrs. Roy Tilson of Marion; 2 sons, Howard West of Sugar Grove and Ray West with the US Army at Ft. Jackson, SC; her mother, Mrs. Josie A. Mize of Marion; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bob Myers of Marion and Mrs. William Baldwin of Camp; 3 brothers, Frank Mize of Bastian, Ryburn Mize of Marion and Milton Mize of Chilhowie. Services at Hopkins View Baptist Church with burial in West Cemetery.
Shepherd Edward   21 Aug 1958 Saltville - Edward Shepherd, 81, died 21 August 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. B. A. McAllister, Miss Ruby Shepherd, Mrs. John H. Short and Mrs. Bert Sword of Saltville; 2 sons, John Shepherd and Curtis Shepherd of Saltville; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Services at the residence with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 41: Edd D. Shepherd (1877-1958)]
Poore Robert P.   22 Aug 1958 Baltimore, MD - Former Saltville resident Robert P. Poore, 22, died 22 August 1958. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Poore of Saltville; 4 brothers, Joseph Poore, Cubby Poore, Johnny Poore and Harvey Poore Jr. of Baltimore, MD; 3 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Roe and Mrs. Violet Thomas of Baltimore, and Mrs. Junior Woodward of Saltville. Services at First Church of God in Saltville with burial in the family cemetery.
Miller Mary J.   24 Aug 1958 Chilhowie - Mrs. Mary Jane "Dolly" Miller, 79, died 24 August 1958 at her home. Survivors: 3 sons, Neal Miller, Lawrence Miller and Billy Miller of Chilhowie; 2 daughters, Miss Josie Miller and Miss Mae Miller of Chilhowie; brother, C. E. McVey of Smithshire, IL; 6 grandchildren. Services at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Orr L. R. (Mrs.) 17 Jul 1880 25 Aug 1958 Marion - Mrs. L. R. Orr, 78, died 25 August 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. L. B. Snapp of Marion; 2 sons, Robert A. Orr and Stuart M. Orr of Marion; 2 sisters, Mrs. T. F. Williams of Meadowview and Mrs. R. H. Orr of Stockton, CA. Services at Walker's Creek Presbyterian Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 191: Ellen J. Orr (17 Jul 1880-25 Aug 1958); beside stone of Leigh R. Orr (15 Jul 1883-15 Jul 1948)]
Halley Martha   26 Aug 1958 Morristown, TN - Former Abingdon resident Mrs. Martha French Halley died 26 August 1958 at her home. Local survivors include a nephew, French Kreger of Chilhowie. Services at Brooks Chapel in Morristown with burial in Jarnegan Cemetery in Morristown.
Wingate George W.   26 Aug 1958 Comers Rock - George W. Wingate, 86, died 26 August 1958 at the home of a son. Survivors: son, Roy Wingate of the Bethel Community; 3 grandsons; 1 great-granddaughter. Services at Bethel Methodist Church with burial in the 16-Acre Field Cemetery near Bethel.
Clark Alice C.   27 Aug 1958 Atkins - Mrs. Alice Catron Clark, 49, died 27 August 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, Luther Clark; 2 daughters, Mrs. Kyle Catron and Miss Joyce Clark of Atkins; 2 sons, Eugene Clark of Greenville, SC, and James Clark of Marion; sister, Mrs. Virginia Bane of Tacoma Park, MD; 3 brothers, Gene Catron of Marion, Harry Catron of Wagner, SC, and Paul Catron of Tacoma Park; 2 grandchildren. Services at Cedar Bluff Baptist Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 129: Alice M. Clark (1908-1958), w/o Z. Luther Clark; beside tombstone of Z. Luther Clark (1903-1978)]
Vickers Charlie H.   27 Aug 1958 Abingdon - Charlie Herman Vickers, 45, died 27 August 1958 while working in a field near his home. Local survivors include a brother, Sherman Vickers of Marion. Services at Brumley Gap Methodist Church with burial in Counts Cemetery.
Meredith Mary T.   30 Aug 1958 Groseclose - Mrs. Mary Taylor Meredith, 79, died 30 August 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Hal Vaught of Groseclose and Mrs. Paul Bates of Baltimore, MD; sister, Mrs. B. K. Hackler of Roanoke; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Fulton Methodist Church with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Dobbins Milton E. 24 Sep 1910 31 Aug 1958 Saltville - Milton E. Dobbins, 47, died 31 August 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Nell White Dobbins; his mother, Lela M. Dobbins; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ralph Colley Jr. of Saltville and Mrs. James T. Coulthard of Lake Charles, LA. Services at Madam Russell Methodist Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery in Marion. [s/o F. E. & Lela Dobbins. Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 144: Milton Edward Dobbins (24 Sep 1910-31 Aug 1958), beside tombstone of Nell Dobbins, nee: White (28 Jan 1909-17 Oct 1971)]
Carrico Martha A.   31 Aug 1958 Fries - Mrs. Martha Alice Carrico, 88, died 31 August 1958 at the home of a daughter in Fries. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. Hobart Hines, Mrs. Mrs. Troy Murphy, Mrs. Will Turner and Mrs. Raymond Caudell of Fries; 3 sons, Harvey Carrico of Fries, Stewart Carrico of Independence, and William Carrico of Cleveland, OH; 3 brothers, T. F. Catron, Charlie Catron and S. F. Catron of Elk Creek; sister, Mrs. Virginia Lambert of Missouri.
Cassidy Eugene   31 Aug 1958 Saltville - Eugene Cassidy, 71, died 31 August 1958 at his home. Survivor: wife, Maggie Mercer Cassidy. Services at Main Street Christian Church with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 92: Eugene Cassidy (1887-1958); beside stone of Maggie M. Cassidy (1890-1966), w/o Eugene Cassidy]
Edmiston Douglas E.   1 Sep 1958 Chilhowie - Douglas Eugene Edmiston, 11, died 1 September 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gray Edmiston of Chilhowie; brother, Ronnie Lee Edmiston of Chilhowie. Services at St. James Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Hamm Dillard J.   1 Sep 1958 Meadowview - Dillard Jacob Hamm, 74, died 1 September 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Betty Widener Hamm; 6 sons, Claude Hamm and Lee Hamm of Chilhowie, Vester Hamm of Troutville, John Hamm of Damascus, and Clifford Hamm and Roy Hamm of Danville; daughter, Mrs. Winnie Mae Martin of Meadowview; 14 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Widener's Valley Church with burial in Widener's Valley Cemetery.
Kenny Hazel A.   3 Sep 1958 Washington, DC - Former Independence resident Mrs. Hazel Andrews Kenny, 48, died 3 September 1958 at a Washington DC hospital. Survivors: husband, George W. Kenny; son, George W. Kenny Jr. with the US Army; her mother, Mrs. Lena Andrews of Independence; 2 sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Reeves of Los Angeles, CA, and Mrs. Dorothy Marino of Baltimore, MD; brother, K. D. Andrews of Independence. Services at Independence Methodist Church with burial in Crab Creek Cemetery.
Rymer David L.   3 Sep 1958 Marion - David Linwood Rymer, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rymer, died 3 September 1958 at a Marion hospital. Additional survivors: grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rymer and Mrs. Susie Argenbright of Marion. Graveside services at Attoway Cemetery.
Ellis E. P. 18 Jun 1884 4 Sep 1958 Marion - E. P. Ellis, 74, died 4 September 1958. Survivors: wife, 2 sons, J. E. Ellis and L. Stuart Ellis of Marion; daughter, Mrs. Julian Collins of Marion; 2 brothers, Cecil Ellis of Paris, IL, and Virgil Ellis of Peoria, IL; 5 sisters, Mrs. Charles Dalton of Grayville, IL, Mrs. Leon Babcock of Shreveport, LA, Mrs. T. K. Mercer of Paris, Mrs. Bruce Sherwood of Richmond, and Mrs. A. L. Gibson of Chattanooga, TN; 5 grandchildren. Services at Royal Oak Presbyterian Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 120: Ellsworth Porter Ellis (18 Jun 1884-4 Sep 1958)]
Montgomery Susan G. 30 Jan 1861 4 Sep 1958 Glade Spring - Mrs. Susan Gordon Montgomery, 97, died 4 September 1958 at her home. Survivors: 5 sons, Claude D. Montgomery of Bristol, Dr. G. A. Montgomery of Radford, G. R. Montgomery of Glade Spring, E. A. Montgomery of Charleston, WV, and J. C. Montgomery of Oak Ridge, TN; 3 daughters, Mrs. C. G. McNew of Bristol, Miss Louise Montgomery and Mrs. Frank D. Rector of Glade Spring; sister, Mrs. Eddie Dehaven of Kenosha, WI; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery. [Tombstone states 30 Jan 1861-4 Sep 1958]
Mabe Melvin L.   4 Sep 1958 Marion - Melvin Leff Mabe, 24, died 4 September 1958 in an automobile accident. Survivors: wife, Shirley Louthen Mabe of Marion; son, Carl A. Mabe of Marion; his mother, Mrs. Viola Mabe of Detroit, MI; 2 sisters, Mrs. Vernon Bogley and Miss Wanda Mabe of Detroit; brother, Frank Mabe of Detroit; half-brother, William Mabe of Saltville. Services at Grace Methodist Church with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Rich Valley.
Williams Stuart F.   4 Sep 1958 Marion - Stuart Francis Williams, 21, died 4 September 1958 in an automobile accident. [No survivors listed]. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol. III, p. 154: Stuart Francis Williams (30 Jan 1937-4 Sep 1958); PFC US Army, s/o Theodore Williams]
Brown Harold F.   5 Sep 1958 Marion - Harold F. Brown, 58, died 5 September 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivor: sister, Mrs. Lucille Malone of Pittsburgh, PA. Services at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with burial in Wyndale Cemetery.
Houseman Annie L.   5 Sep 1958 Crockett - Mrs. Anne Laurie Houseman, 74, died 5 September 1958 at her home. Local survivors include her husband, Stuart Houseman; 2 daughters, Mrs. Greek Sult and Mrs. Henry Spraker of Crockett; sister, Mrs. Edgar Kincer of Crockett. Services at Mt. Ephriam Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Greenwood Charles B.   6 Sep 1958 Marion - Charles Bolen Greenwood, 59, died 6 September 1958 in Hampton. Survivors: wife, Ola Buck Greenwood; 8 sons, Eugene Greenwood and Garland Greenwood of Marion, C. B. Greenwood Jr., Bill Greenwood and Warren Greenwood of Hampton, Ralph Greenwood of Roy, UT, Joe Greenwood with the US Army in Ft. Lewis, WA, and Robert Greenwood with the US Air Force in Washington, DC; daughter, Mrs. Donald Lovelace of Roanoke; 12 grandchildren. Services at Ebenezer Lutheran Church with burial in Mountain View Cemetery at Rural Retreat.
Heslep William J.   6 Sep 1958 Marion - William J. Heslep died 6 September 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 4 sons, Joseph H. Heslep of Erie, PA, Harry B. Heslep of Elliston, VA, W. James Heslep of Abingdon, and C. R. Heslep of Salem; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lula J. Hall of Elliston and Mrs. Lucy Sears of Edgewood, MD; 4 grandchildren. Services at Grant E. Bryant Funeral Home in Elliston with burial in Sherwood Park in Salem.
Kelly Joseph L. (Mrs.)   6 Sep 1958 Bristol - Mrs. Joseph L. Kelly, 83, died 6 September 1958 at her home. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. Arthur Hooks of Bristol, Mrs. Whitwell W. Coxe and Mrs. Charles L. Cocke of Roanoke, and Mrs. Palmer Rutherford of Falls Church; son, Joseph L. Kelly Jr. of Norfolk; 2 sisters, Miss Banie Hull of Bristol and Mrs. W. H. T. Squires of Alexandria; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Services at State Street Methodist Church in Bristol with burial in East Hill Cemetery. [born in Marion, VA; widow of Judge Joseph Kelly of the Virginia Supreme Court.]
Liddle Lucy F.   6 Sep 1958 Galax - Mrs. Lucy Fidella Liddle, 82, died 6 September 1958 at her home. Local survivors include a sister, Mrs. Carrie Edwards of Independence. Services at Mt. Vale Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Hubble Annie P.   7 Sep 1958 Ceres - Mrs. Annie Perry Hubble, 56, died 7 September 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Survivors: husband, Bruce Hubble; son, Kenneth Hubble of Ceres; her father, Walter S. Foglesong of Ceres; brother, Henry Foglesong of Williamson, WV. Services at Sharon Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Pickle Daniel R.   9 Sep 1958 Groseclose - Daniel Reece Pickle, 80, died 9 September 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Lottie Kell Pickle; 6 sons, Daniel Pickle of Durham, NC, Lloyd Pickle of Atkins, Dayton Pickle of Marion, Audrey Pickle of Cincinnati, OH, and Hoover Pickle and Wesley Pickle of Groseclose; 4 daughters, Mrs. R. V. Lundy of Randleman, NC, Mrs. R. V. Mayo of Panama City, FL, Mrs. John Odham of Blountville, TN, and Mrs. Roy Foster of Atkins; brother, William Pickle of Seven Mile Ford; 25 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Chryst Helen   10 Sep 1958 Boone, NC - Former Marion resident Helen Lynch Chryst, 83, died 10 September 1958 at a Boone, NC, nursing home. Survivors: 3 daughters, Mrs. Robert Lane Anderson of Marion, Mrs. C. E. Housman of Salisbury, NC, and Miss Janet Chryst of New York. Services and burial in Van Wert, OH.
Mock Lewis E.   10 Sep 1958 Mountain City, TN - Dr. Lewis Emmitt Mock, 83, died 10 September 1958 at his home. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. W. W. Scott Jr. of Marion. Services at First Methodist Church in Mountain City with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Hassel Mamie S.   11 Sep 1958 Marion - Mrs. Mamie S. Hassel, 69, died 11 September 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Wimbish Hockett of Damascus; sister, Mrs. W. E. Davis of Marion; 2 step-sons, Paul Hassel of Chicago and Dale Hassel of Indianapolis, IN; 2 brothers, Fred Davis of Marion and Joe Davis of Richmond; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Round Hill Cemetery.
Heldreth Dexter W. (Mrs.)   11 Sep 1958 Groseclose - Mrs. Dexter W. Heldreth, 70, died 11 September 1958 at her home. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Dutton and Mrs. Howard Beverly of Atkins; son, Marvin T. Heldreth of Groseclose; brother, O. P. Steffey of Chattanooga, TN. Services at Seaver Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Purcell Bertie C.   11 Sep 1958 Groseclose - Mrs. Bertie Cregger Purcell, 57, died 11 September 1958 at the home of a daughter in Groseclose. Survivors: 3 daughters, Mrs. Glen Anders Jr. of Groseclose, and Mrs. Minnie Dooley and Mrs. Kenneth Wilford of Superior, NE; son, Gerald Purcell of Falls Church; 4 step-sons, Bill Purcell of Richlands, Preston Purcell and Roy Purcell of Abingdon, and Henry Purcell of California; 6 brothers, George Cregger, Ed Cregger, and L. A. Cregger of Ceres, Miller Cregger and Gardner Cregger of Maryland, and Paul Cregger of Richmond; 10 grandchildren. Services at Seaver Funeral Home with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Buchanan Ola E.   12 Sep 1958 Marion - Miss Ola Elizabeth Buchanan, 55, died 12 September 1958 at her home. Survivors: 3 sisters, Mrs. Vivian Wheeler and Mrs. Laura Buchanan of Marion, and Mrs. J. W. Childress of Bristol. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Thomas Cemetery.
Keith James (Mrs.)   12 Sep 1958 Saltville - Mrs. James J. Keith, 67, died 12 September 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband; 4 sons, Robert Keith and Ray Keith of Saltville, and Henry Keith and Early Keith of Bristol; daughter, Miss Virginia Keith of Saltville; 2 brothers, Leonard Price of Plasterco and Henry Price of Saltville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Marvin Dean of Marion, Mrs. Fred Baird of Richmond, Mrs. Otto Doan of Danville, and Mrs. Nannie Arnold of Lebanon; half-sister, Mrs. J. Blaine Dancy of Marion; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at First Christian Church in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery.
Martin Annie   12 Sep 1958 Damascus - Mrs. Annie E. Martin, 79, died 12 September 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Nannie Kress of Chilhowie. Services at Wright Funeral Home in Damascus with burial in Mock Cemetery.
Fox H. G.   13 Sep 1958 Marion - H. Garland Fox, 60, died 13 September 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Marigold Cormany Fox; daughter, Mrs. Warren F. Wright of Baltimore, MD; brother, Harold Fox of Marion; 4 sisters, Miss Bess Fox and Mrs. W. A. Crouse of Marion, Mrs. J. H. Durham of Forest Hill, MD, and Mrs. D. C. Blevins of Roanoke; 3 grandchildren. Services at Seaver Funeral Home with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 188: H. Garland Fox (20 Dec 1897-13 Sep 1958)]
Jones Robert   14 Sep 1958 Clarksburg, MD - Former Marion resident Robert C. Jones, 47, died 14 September 1958 at a Washington, DC, hospital. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Rose Umbarger Jones; 2 sons, William Charles Jones and Donald Wayne Jones of Clarksburg; 5 sisters, Mrs. William Doss and Mrs. James Doss of Bristol, TN, Mrs. Robert Hash of Dickerson, MD, Mrs. Edward Barger and Mrs. Glenn Carrico of Marion; 5 brothers, Paul Jones of Bristol, Gilbert Jones of McArthur WV, Oscar Jones of Kenbridge, and Henry Jones and Garland Jones of Marion. Services at Zion Chapel Church of God in Atkins with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Barnett Bentley M.   15 Sep 1958 Elliston - Bentley M. Barnett, 80, died 15 September 1958 at a Roanoke hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Barnett of Marion. Services at Bryant Funeral Home with burial in Sherwood Cemetery in Roanoke.
Hogston Brady   17 Sep 1958 Goldbond, VA - Former North Holston resident Brady Hogston, 49, died 17 September 1958 at a Pearisburg, VA, hospital. Survivors: wife, Virginia Rolen Hogston; 3 daughters, Mrs. John W. Collins of Richmond, and the Misses Patsy Hogston and Joyce Hogston of Goldbond; brother, Otis Hogston of Sugar Grove. Arrangements by Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville.
Chapman Albert 17 Jun 1910 18 Sep 1958 Saltville - Albert Glenford Chapman, 47, died 18 September 1958 at Olin Chemical Corporation. Survivors: wife, Susie Osborne Chapman; son, James Chapman of Bristol; 3 sisters, Mrs. Paul Taylor of Saltville, Mrs. Curtis Helton of Pearisburg, and Mrs. E. B. Fleming of Princeton, WV; 3 brothers, Ross Chapman of Saltville, Thomas Chapman of Martinsville, and Harry Chapman of Oldsmar, FL; 1 grandchild. Services at Main Street Christian Church in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Albert Glenford Chapman (17 Jun 1910-18 Sep 1958), s/o John Ross Chapman & Elizabeth J. "Lizzie" Taylor; m. Susie Gay Osborne (9 Nov 1911-14 Feb 1989)]
Free James   18 Sep 1958 Norfolk, VA - Former Smyth County resident James L. Free, 53, died 18 September 1958 at a Portsmouth hospital. Survivors: wife, Lois Humphrey Free; 2 daughters, Mrs. Patsy Lee Boggs and Miss Laura Lou Free of Norfolk; son, James F. Free of Norfolk. Graveside services at Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Marion. [Sturgills, Vol I, p. 82: James L. Free, Lt. US Navy (28 Jul 1905-18 Feb 1958); beside Lois H. Free (9 Oct 1908-29 Sep 1974). Obituary published in September newspaper. Assuming the Feb. tombstone date to be an engravers error or typo]
Price Elizabeth   18 Sep 1958 Damascus - Mrs. Elizabeth Price, 76, died 18 September 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, Floyd Price; 3 daughters, Mrs. Minnie Widener of Glade Spring, Mrs. Ethel Widener and Miss Annie Price of Marion; son, Ben Price of Mountain City, TN; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Services at Mt. Olivet Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Hedrick William E.   20 Sep 1958 Rural Retreat - William Eli Hedrick, 81, died 20 September 1958 at his home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Lelia Hedrick of Rural Retreat; 2 sons, Claude Hedrick of Pulaski and Ralph Hedrick of Rural Retreat. Services at Fulton Methodist Church with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Richardson Drucy   20 Sep 1958 Marion - Mrs. Drucy Darthuly Richardson, 65, died 20 September 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, George W. Richardson; 2 daughters, Mrs. Wayne Nancy of King, NC, and Mrs. Eddie Blackwell of Richmond, VA; son, Zeb Richardson of Marion; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. T. F. Hambly of Houston, TX, and Mrs. Harrison Jones of Kernersville, NC; step-son, Vance Richardson of Peach Bottom, PA; brother, John Suit of Troutdale; sister, Mrs. Charley Dempsey of Chilhowie. Services at Union Baptist Church with burial in McClure Cemetery.
Ferguson Mansfield 30 Jul 1874 21 Sep 1958 Quarry - Mansfield Ferguson, 84, died 21 September 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: 2 sons, Clyde Ferguson of Saltville and James R. Ferguson of Portsmouth; daughter, Mrs. Ben Spruill of Portsmouth; 2 sisters, Miss Becky Ferguson and Mrs. A. D. Morgan of Saltville; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Services at Quarry Methodist Church with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Mansfield Ferguson (30 Jul 1874-21 Sep 1958), s/o Aaron Ferguson & Virginia Price; m. 18 Jun 1898, SCV, Rachel B. Allison (11 Aug 1877-11 Jul 1948), d/o John Patterson Allison & Hannah A. Moore]
Blankenbeckler Jessie   21 Sep 1958 Chilhowie - Mrs. Jessie Thruston Blankenbeckler, 77, died 21 September 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: son, W. A. Wolfe Jr. of Chilhowie; 2 granddaughters. Services at Riverside Baptist Church with burial in Riverside Cemetery.
Henderson Melvina   21 Sep 1958 Rugby - Mrs. Melvina E. Henderson, 84, died 21 September 1958 at her home. Survivors: 2 sons, Harry Henderson and Herman Henderson of Rugby; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ettie Reedy and Mrs. Pearl Chatham of Rugby, Mrs. Winnie Hall of Bel Air, MD, and Mrs. Effie Reedy of Volney; 30 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren. Services at Corinth Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Routh Julia S.   21 Sep 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Julia S. Routh, 59, died 21 September 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, Claude R. Routh; son, Ralph Routh of Glade Spring; 6 daughters, Mrs. Gus McNew, Mrs. Cecil Marshall and Mrs. Don Jones of Saltville, Mrs. Bill McGlocklin of Glade Spring, Mrs. Nobel Wise and Mrs. Eugene Poore of Norfolk; 3 brothers, Foster French of New Jersey, Ed French of Saltville, and Hyter French of Glade Spring; 3 sisters, Mrs. John Roberts of Glade Spring, Mrs. T. G. Roberts of Florida, and Mrs. R. L. Tadlock of Saltville; 21 grandchildren. Services at Madam Russell Memorial Methodist Church with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 21: Julia F. Routh (1899-1958), w/o Claude R. Routh (1897-1975)]
Smith Pearl M.   21 Sep 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Pearl M. Smith, 67, died 21 September 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, Hobart S. Smith; 3 daughters, Miss Maude Smith and Mrs. Allen Fields of Saltville, and Mrs. Ned Shaw of Bristol, TN; 3 sons, McKinley Smith of Baltimore, MD, Wiley Smith of Bristol, and Ernest Smith of Bristol, TN; 9 grandchildren; 2 brothers; 4 sisters. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in the family cemetery.
Teaters William R. 17 Mar 1881 22 Sep 1958 Chilhowie - William R. Teaters, 77, died 22 September 1958 at his home in the Grosses Creek Community. Survivors: wife; 5 sons, Herbert Teaters, Everett Teaters, Allen Teaters, Graham Teaters and Bradley Teaters of Chilhowie; 5 daughters [6 listed], Mrs. Dewey Jones and Mrs. Arthur Ball of Chilhowie, Mrs. C. Y. Widener, Mrs. Leroy Martin, Mrs. Rex Roland and Mrs. Earl Blevins of Marion, and Mrs. George Edmonston of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 30 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Services at Grosses Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 117: William Robert Teaters (17 Mar 1881-22 Sep 1958); beside Lettie Elizabeth Teaters (19 Feb 1887-6 Nov 1962), w/o William Robert Teaters]
Atwell Simon P.   22 Sep 1958 Marion - Simon P. Atwell, 77, died 22 September 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 4 sons, Cecil O. Atwell and R. L. Atwell of Richmond, IN, W. R. Atwell of Economy, IN, and D. L. Atwell of Havre de Grace, MD; 4 daughters, Mrs. M. E. Cross of Toledo, OH, Mrs. Kathy Stephens of San Bernardino, CA, Mrs. Charles Chris of Richmond, IN, and Mrs. Louelle Roberts of Springfield, OH; sister, Mrs. Frank Shupe of Maryland; brother, John Atwell of Rich Valley. Services at Bethany Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Doyle Annie [PHIPPS]   23 Sep 1958 Seven Mile Ford - Mrs. Annie Phipps Doyle, 61, died 23 September 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, John L. Doyle; 3 daughters, the Misses Katherine Doyle, Louise Doyle, and Alice Doyle of Seven Mile Ford; brother, Robert Phipps of Seven Mile Ford; sister, Mrs. Dora Hale of Seven Mile Ford. Services at Seven Mile Ford Presbyterian Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 146: Metal Markers: Annie Doyle, nee: Phipps (1896-1958), beside marker of John L. Doyle Sr. (1891-1969)]
Hounshell Walker M.   25 Sep 1958 New Bethel - Walker M. Hounshell, 62, died 25 September 1958 at his home. Survivors include a son, Clayton Hounshell of Marion. Services at New Bethel Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Caywood James W.   26 Sep 1958 Plasterco - James W. Caywood, 48, died 26 September 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Pearl Tolbert Caywood; 3 sons, Charles Caywood, Ralph Caywood and Larry Caywood of Plasterco; daughter, Pamela Caywood of Plasterco; step-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Tucker of Monticello, KY; brother, Charles Caywood of Lynco, WV; sister, Mrs. Arthur Rust of Lynco, WV. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
Umberger Elbert   28 Sep 1958 Rural Retreat - Elbert L. Umberger, 77, died 28 September 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Ella Umberger; daughter, Mrs. Ruth Williams of Wytheville; 2 sons, Robert W. Umberger and Claude P. Umberger of Rural Retreat; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Mabel Cassell and Mrs. Etta Cassell of Wytheville; step-son, Garnett Vaught of Buffalo, NY; 5 sisters, Mrs. Cora Poston of Wytheville, Mrs. Lettie Daniels and Mrs. Alberta Carrol of Warrenton, NC, Mrs. Esther Fox of Marion, and Miss Clara Umberger or Rural Retreat. Services at Grace Lutheran Church with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Whisman Margaret C.   28 Sep 1958 Marion - Mrs. Margaret Cordell Whisman, 46, died 28 September 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, James W. Whisman; 2 sons, Roger Wayne Whisman and David Hiram Whisman of Marion; 4 sisters, Mrs. Glen Prater of Marion, Mrs. J. R. Prater of Pulaski, Mrs. Virginia Cocus of Princeton, WV, and Mrs. Marie Norman of Chicago, IL. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Roselawn Cemetery.
Allen A. R. (Mrs.)   30 Sep 1958 Marion - Mrs. A. R. Allen, 78, died 30 September 1958 at the home of a daughter in Marion. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Elledge of Marion and Mrs. Marvin Elledge of Bon Air; son, Herbert Allen of Johnson City, TN; half-sister, Mrs. Gussie Powell of Atkins; 2 half-brothers, Fielden Umberger of Atkins and Otis Umberger or West Virginia; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Services at Greenwood Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 46: Amus E. Allen (1879-1958); beside stone of A. Russell Allen (1875-1946)]
Harkrader Stuard E.   30 Sep 1958 Seven Mile Ford - Stuard Everett Harkrader, 67, died 30 September 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Maude Keith Harkrader; son, Stuard K. Harkrader of Seven Mile Ford; daughter, Mrs. Walter Lisenby of Bristol, TN; 4 brothers, Rhea Harkrader, Perry Harkrader, Fred Harkrader and Paul Harkrader of Christiansburg; sister, Mrs. James Hurst of Roanoke; 3 grandchildren. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Teaster Robert M. (Mrs.)   30 Sep 1958 Marion - Mrs. Robert M. Teaster, 55, died 30 September 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband; 4 daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Ward, Mrs. Gordon Poe, and Miss Betty Jo Teaster of Marion, and Mrs. Ernest Bell of Glade Spring; 5 sons, James Teaster, Robert Teaster, William Teaster and Kenneth Teaster of Marion, and Dewey Teaster of Miami, FL; step-daughter, Mrs. Amos Sheets of Marion; 4 brothers, Wade Woods and Bill Woods of Marion, Bob Woods of Portland, OR, and Jack Woods of Miami; 2 sisters, Mrs. Cora Brown of Miami and Mrs. Herman Hall of Marion; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Services at South Fork Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Barr Frances [GRINSTEAD]   2 Oct 1958 Marion - Mrs. Frances Grinstead Barr, 40, died 2 October 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, Charles Ray Barr; 5 sisters, Mrs. Carl Neitch, Mrs. Clarence Sturgill, Mrs. Lundy Sturgill, and Miss Grace Grinstead of Marion, and Mrs. Fred Pipes of Sykesville, MD; 4 brothers, Ted Grinstead of Marion, C. M. Grinstead Jr. of Pulaski, Porter W. Grinstead of Colors, MD, and John Grinstead of Bellingham, WA. Services at East End Baptist Church with burial in Riverside Cemetery.
Dancy William   2 Oct 1958 Tumbling Creek - William M. Dancy, 62, died 2 October 1958 at his home. Survivors: 3 sons, Horton Dancy and Jennings Dancy of Hopewell, and Bruce Dancy of Saltville; step-son, Clyde Ellison of Disputanta; 3 daughters, Mrs. Opal Kestner, Mrs. Virginia Vance and Mrs. Darlene Vance of Baltimore, MD; step-daughter, Miss Geraldine Ellison of Disputanta; 3 brothers, Alonzo Dancy of Meadowview, Alvin Dancy of Nathan Creek, NC, and Ernest Dancy of North Wilkesboro, NC; 3 sisters, Mrs. Nina Lovell of Beckley, WV, Mrs. Alice Taylor of North Wilkesboro, and Mrs. Jenny Clench of Lenoir, NC; 13 grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
Bobbitt Martha J.   4 Oct 1958 Kennett Square, PA - Former Independence resident Miss Martha Jane Bobbitt, 14, died 4 October 1958 at a West Chester, PA, hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bobbitt of Kennett Square; 3 sisters, Mrs. Cora Mae Mays, Mrs. Jean Henderson and Miss Dorothy Bobbitt of Kennett Square; 2 brothers, Fred Bobbitt Jr. and Guy S. Bobbitt of Kennett Square. Services at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Hollandsworth Lilly   4 Oct 1958 Max Meadows - Mrs. Lilly Ovella Hollandsworth, 72, died 4 October 1958. Survivors include a son, Francis Hollandsworth of Marion. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home in Wytheville with burial in West End Cemetery.
Oakes Charlie D. (Mrs.) 15 Oct 1879 5 Oct 1958 Marion - Mrs. Charlie D. Oakes, 78, died 5 October 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband; daughter, Miss Katherine Oakes of Marion; 2 sons, Glenn E. Oakes of Salem and Thomas J. Oakes of Roanoke; 3 sisters, Mrs. S. M. White and Mrs. D. S. Quillen of Marion, and Mrs. Lucy Jones of Broomall, PA. Services at Mount Carmel Methodist Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 130: Daisy Oakes, nee: Snider (15 Oct 1879-5 Oct 1958); beside stone of Charles Dalton Oakes (17 Sep 1879-11 Jan 1969)]
Lambert Thomas J.   5 Oct 1958 Marion - Thomas J. Lambert, 58, died 5 October 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 3 brothers, John F. Lambert, Bill Lambert and Bob Lambert of Bristol; 3 sisters, Mrs. Jane Byrd and Mrs. W. C. Creger of Bristol, and Mrs. Dealie Horne of Bluefield, WV. Services at Seaver Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Wassum Cemetery.
Shaffer Willie B.   5 Oct 1958 Kingsport, TN - Willie Berry Shaffer, 66, died 5 October 1958 at a Kingsport hospital. Local survivors include a sister, Mrs. Evie Dinsmore of Saltville. Services at Mount Vernon Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Tarter Laura   6 Oct 1958 Marion - Miss Laura Tarter, 80, died 6 October 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivor: brother, J. F. Tarter of Bay City, MI. Graveside services at Marvin Cemetery in Rural Retreat.
Wyatt Gola   7 Oct 1958 Damascus - Gola Arthur Wyatt, 63, died 7 October 1958 at his home. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Wilson of Norton and Mrs. Bruce Forrester of Damascus; his mother, Mrs. Cora Wyatt of Marion; brother, Branson Wyatt of Damascus; 2 sisters, Mrs. Roy Trent of Damascus and Mrs. Carl Cruise of Marion; 4 grandchildren. Services at Damascus Christian Church with burial in Mock Cemetery.
Buchanan Sue   8 Oct 1958 Little Rock, AR - Marion resident Miss Sue Buchanan died 8 October 1958 at the home of a nephew in Little Rock. Survivors: 2 sisters, Mrs. J. A. Campbell of Chatham Hill and Miss Amanda Buchanan of Marion; 2 brothers, P. G. Buchanan of Marion and John L. Buchanan of Chatham Hill. Services at Rich Valley Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery. [d/o Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Buchanan of Chatham Hill]
Hall John H.   8 Oct 1958 Camp - John H. Hall, 82, died 8 October 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Virginia Brewer Hall; daughter, Mrs. J. E. Faulkner of Stafford Courthouse; 3 brothers, Andy Hall and Will Hall of Marion, and Charlie R. Hall of Cedar Springs; sister, Mrs. P. S. Burse of Rural Retreat; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Services at Blue Springs Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Wampler Minnie C.   8 Oct 1958 Crockett - Mrs. Minnie C. Wampler, 81, died 8 October 1958 at a Wytheville nursing home. Survivors: sister, Mrs. J. H. Hounshell of Crockett; brother, George Copenhaver of Rural Retreat. Services at Lindsay Funeral Home in Rural Retreat with burial in Columbia, Missouri.
Pierce Molly T.   9 Oct 1958 Marion - Mrs. Molly T. Pierce died 9 October 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 2 sons, Joe Trail and John Trail of Marion; step-son, Walter Pierce of Marion. Services at Walker's Creek Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery.
St. John Josie   9 Oct 1958 Chilhowie - Mrs. Josie Edmiston St. John, 73, died 9 October 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, Billy St. John; sister, Mrs. J. A. H. Cole of Chilhowie; brother, Crockett Edmiston of Spokane, WA; 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Priscilla Troxell of Chilhowie and Mrs. Lilly Hunnicutt of Roanoke; 4 half-brothers, Gary Edmiston of Chilhowie, Greer Edmiston of Roanoke, George Edmiston of Florida, and Perry Edmiston of Illinois. Services at Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie with burial in the church cemetery.
Ross Lilia R.   10 Oct 1958 Sugar Grove - Mrs. Lelia Richie Ross, 57, died 10 October 1958 at a Kingsport, TN, hospital. Survivors: husband, Chester K. Ross; son, Mickey E. Ross of Salem; half-brother, Jimmy Richie; half-sister, Miss Jane Richie; her step-mother, Mrs. Stella Richie of Charleston, IL. Services at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with burial in Ross family cemetery.
Wilson Margaret H.   10 Oct 1958 Bristol - Former Marion resident Mrs. Margaret Holmes Wilson died 10 October 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Volney H. Campbell and Mrs. E. W. Potts Jr. of Abingdon. Services at Central Presbyterian Church in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park. [widow of Dr. Goodridge Wilson, Presbyterian minister and Southwest Virginia historian]
Cole Lee M.   11 Oct 1958 Christiansburg - Lee M. Cole, 64, died 11 October 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Edith Keesling Cole; son, Dr. Lee M. Cole Jr. of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; brother, Fred N. Cole of Pulaski; 3 grandchildren. Services at Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Atkins Charles P. (Mrs.) 31 Aug 1880 12 Oct 1958 Atkins - Mrs. Charles P. Atkins, 78, died 12 October 1958 at her home. Survivors: 2 daughters, Miss Elsie Atkins of Atkins and Mrs. W. R. D. Moncure of Houston, TX; son, Paul Atkins of Atkins; sister, Mrs. J. L. Akers of Rural Retreat; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Services at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Marion with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 194: Leala Clyde Atkins (31 Aug 1880-12 Oct 1958); beside tombstone of Charles Price Atkins (21 Jan 1873-8 Apr 1952)]
Hoover Andrew   12 Oct 1958 Bristol - Smyth County native Andrew Hoover, 87, died 12 October 1958 at his home in Bristol. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Anna Pearl McClellan of Bristol; 3 sisters, Mrs. W. S. Moore of Bristol, Mrs. M. R. Moore of Meadowview, and Mrs. G. W. Crumley of Roan Mountain, TN; 1 grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren. Services at Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol with burial in East Hill Cemetery.
Patrick Charles E.   12 Oct 1958 North Holston - Charles Edward Patrick, 72, died 12 October 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Virginia Williams Patrick; 2 sons, Robert C. Patrick of Scranton, PA, and J. M. Patrick of Chattanooga, TN; 6 daughters, Mrs. J. B. Stevenson of Roanoke, Mrs. C. C. Harris of Glade Spring, Mrs. C. H. Boardwine and Mrs. James R. Ratcliff of Saltville, Mrs. S. S. Boardwine of Kingsport, TN, and Mrs. J. D. Kerr of Bristol; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mattie Brooks of Port Orchard, WA, and Mrs. Nan Lambert of Bluefield; 2 brothers, John B. Patrick of Damascus and R. A. Patrick of Chatham Hill; 16 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in Riverside Cemetery at Chatham Hill.
Carter Bessie   13 Oct 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Bessie Winston Carter, 60, died 13 October 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, John W. Carter; 4 sons, Raymond Carter of Saltville, Robert Carter of Kimball, WV, John W. Carter of Mount Vernon, NY, and Moses W. Carter of Marlinton, WV; daughter, Mrs. Mary Montgomery of Glade Spring; sister, Mrs. Marvin Soggs of Saltville; brother, Jack Patterson of Saltville; 14 grandchildren. Services at Smoky Row Union Church with burial in Scott Hill Cemetery in Saltville.
Scott Mary [SANDERS] 25 Jun 1890 14 Oct 1958 Marion - Mary Sanders Scott died 14 October 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, E. C. Scott; daughter, Mrs. George Pelfrey of Lexington, KY; son, Dr. J. Edwin Scott of Lexington; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ralph Atkins of Abingdon, Mrs. Myrtle F. Tilman of Saltville, and Mrs. Guy Amsler of Little Rock, AR; 3 brothers, Dr. J. Barnes Sanders of Richlands, James E. Sanders of Vicksburg, MS, and Frank D. Sanders of Saltville; 3 grandchildren. Services at First Methodist Church of Marion with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery in Saltville. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 51: Mary Scott, nee: Sanders (25 Jun 1890-14 Oct 1958); beside Ellis Creed Scott (26 Apr 1883-15 Feb 1961)]
Gillenwater John   14 Oct 1958 Saltville - John Walter Gillenwater, 66, died 14 October 1958 at a Kingsport, TN, hospital. Survivors: wife, Kate Morgan Gillenwater of Saltville; daughter, Mrs. Richard T. Hall of Marion; brother, Wiley Gillenwater of Dante; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ralph Colley and Mrs. J. C. Haynes of Saltville; 3 grandchildren. Services at Madam Russell Methodist Church.
Kinder Minnie D.   16 Oct 1958 Rural Retreat - Mrs. Minnie Dutton Kinder, 76, died 16 October 1958 at her home. Survivors: foster son, Willard Dutton of Hazel Park, MD; 3 sisters, Mrs. E. M. Lindamood of Rural Retreat, Mrs. W. E. Carico of Aberdeen, MD, and Mrs. Charles L. Wynn of Fallston, MD; brother, C. G. Dutton of Pulaski; 2 half-brothers, Homer L. Dutton of Rural Retreat and Brook Dutton of Fallston; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Grace Lutheran Church with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Allison Harlan   17 Oct 1958 Saltville - Harlan E. Allison, 77, died 17 October 1958 at his home. Survivors: 3 brothers, Charles Allison, Brad Allison and Dan Allison of Saltville; sister, Mrs. Lula Buskill of Saltville. Services at Henderson Funeral Home with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Harlen B. Allison (Oct 1881-17 Oct 1958), s/o James Polk Allison & Mary Frances Rumbley. 1900 Census, Smyth Co., VA, Saltville Dist., HH#173/174: ELLISON, James, 51 {Sep 1848}; Fannie, 50 {Jan 1850}, m32y, M8/8L; Chas., 30 {Aug 1869}; Bradley, 25 {Nov 1874};Harley, 18 {Oct 1881}; Robie, 16 {Mar 1884}; Danniel, 13 {Jul 1896---note: census error...should be 1886}; Lulah, 10 {May 1890}.... Sturgills, Vol II, p. 92: Harlen B. Allison (1880-1958)]
Cox Joshua   17 Oct 1958 Independence - Joshua Cox, 48, died 17 October 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Nannie Cox; daughter, Mrs. Carol Van Ann of Independence; son, Jamie Cox of Independence; 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Bryant of Fox and Miss Madge Cox of Detroit, MI; brother, Walker Cox of Abingdon; 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Annie Hash of Fox and Mrs. Hattie Ward of Sturgis, SD; 2 half-brothers, Bob Cox of Independence and A. B. Cox of Mullen, NE. Services at Mountain View Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Crusenberry Harry   17 Oct 1958 North Holston - Harry E. Crusenberry, 62, died 17 October 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Dora Smith Crusenberry; son, Harry E. Crusenberry Jr. of North Holston; 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles T. Moore and Miss Margaret Crusenberry of North Holston; 4 brothers [3 listed], Charlie Crusenberry and Buck Crusenberry of Pilger, NE, John Crusenberry of Bishop; sister, Mrs. Dollie Burkett of Missouri; 3 grandchildren. Services at North Holston Presbyterian Church with burial in Baptist Cemetery in Glade Spring.
Williams J. W. (Cotton)   17 Oct 1958 St. Paul, VA - Smyth County native J. W. (Cotton) Williams, 39, died 17 October 1958. Survivors: wife, Stella Williams; 2 daughters, the Misses Eleanor Williams and Patricia Williams of St. Paul; his father, J. W. Williams of Chilhowie; 3 brothers, Alvis H. Williams of Radford, William George Williams of Oceanside, CA, and Harry S. Williams of Marion; sister, Mrs. Frank Krouse of Richmond. Services at St. Paul Baptist Church with burial in Temple Hill Cemetery.
McMillan Arney   18 Oct 1958 Radford - Former Marion resident Arney McMillan, 69, died 18 October 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Cynthia Price McMillan; son, Robert McMillan of California; 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Cook of West Virginia and Mrs. Carolyn Russell of Marion; 5 step-children; 21 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Clayton Funeral Home in Radford with burial in Radford Cemetery.
Franklin James E. (Rev.) 15 Feb 1884 19 Oct 1958 Saltville - James E. Franklin, 74, died 19 October 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Sally D. Franklin; 3 brothers, Gordon Franklin of Winston-Salem, NC, Henry Franklin of Bassett, and Luther Franklin of California; 5 grandchildren. Services at First Christian Church in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 22: James Edwin Franklin Sr. (15 Feb 1884-19 Oct 1958)]
Campbell Winnie 15 Oct 1873 19 Oct 1958 Brooklyn, NY - Former Saltville resident Mrs. Winnie Campbell, 85, died 19 October 1958 in Brooklyn, NY. Survivors: 3 daughters, Mrs. Sadie Amato of Brooklyn, Mrs. Hilda Ratcliff of Miami, FL, and Mrs. Clayter Hammick of Lynchburg, VA; son, John Campbell of Brooklyn; 6 grandchildren. Services at First Church of God in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 98: Winifred F. Campbell (15 Oct 1873-19 Oct 1958); on stone with Harry E. Campbell (15 Apr 1875-27 Jan 1936)]
Allen William F.   19 Oct 1958 Chilhowie - William Frank Allen, 77, died 19 October 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Margaret Greever Allen; 4 sisters, Miss Estelle Allen, Mrs. T. M. Hamilton, and Mrs. Louise Garvey of Atlanta, GA, and Mrs. McDonnell Milne of Evanston, IL; brother, G. N. Allen of Arnoldville, GA. Services at Chilhowie Methodist Church with burial in Beattie Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol I, p. 212: William Frank Allen (1881-1958); beside stone of Margaret Allen, nee: Greever (1892-1977)]
Callihan George L.   19 Oct 1958 North Holston - George Lee Callihan, 78, died 19 October 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Edna Pitts of Fort Dodge, IA, and Miss Helen Callihan of North Holston; 3 sons, Fred Callihan of Meadowview, G. E. Callihan of Saltville, and Frank Callihan of Wytheville; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at North Holston Presbyterian Church with burial in Holston Conference Cemetery at Emory.
Hubble David G.   19 Oct 1958 Former Marion resident David Glen Hubble, 58, died 19 October 1958 at Clinch Valley Hospital. Survivors: wife, Janie Hubble; 4 sons, David G. Hubble Jr. of Tazewell, Bailey Hubble and Paul Hubble of Bishop, and Hobert Hubble of Fairfax; 3 daughters, Mrs. Marie Altizer of North Tazewell, Mrs. Margaret Herald of Tazewell, and Mrs. Dorothy Hayton of Bishop; sister, Mrs. Leroy Riggle; 2 brothers [3 listed], Johnny G. Hubble and George Hubble of Bel Air, MD, and Charles Henry Hubble of Bland; 14 grandchildren. Services at Alexandria Methodist Church in Bishop with burial in Zion Cemetery in Nebo. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 74: David G. Hubble (26 Apr 1901-19 Oct 1958); beside Janie M. Hubble (27 Mar 1901- )]
Vaught Kathern   19 Oct 1958 Rugby - Mrs. Kathern (Kate) Vaught, 67, died 19 October 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, Arthur Vaught; 6 daughters, Mrs. Arthur Sells of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Pete Woods of Marion, Mrs. Mary Trimm of Omaha, NE, Mrs. Thelma Bowen of Lakeside, AZ, and the Misses Hattie Vaught and Mildred Vaught of Maryland; 5 sons, James C. Vaught of Marion, Frank Vaught of Richmond, Joe Vaught, Earl Vaught and Carl Vaught of Forest Hill, MD; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mabin Pendry of Grassy Creek, NC, Mrs. J. C. Waddell of Winston-Salem, NC, and Mrs. Ellen Williams of Bassett; 3 brothers, T. C. Handy of West Jefferson, NC, Earl Handy of Grassy Creek, and C. W. Handy of Pendleton, OR. Services at Greenwood Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Kalber Karl F. 20 May 1898 20 Oct 1958 Marion - Karl Frederick Kalber, 60, died 20 October 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife; daughter, Miss Joan Kalber of Marion; son, Karl A. Kalber of Marion; sister, Mrs. Lina Hoens of New York, NY. Services at St. John's Catholic Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 123: Karl F. Kalber (20 May 1898-20 Oct 1958); beside stone of Charlotte R. Kalber (10 Sep 1895-13 Aug 1994)]
Cassell Nancy E.   20 Oct 1958 Independence - Mrs. Nancy Etta Cassell, 79, died 20 October 1958 at her home. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Nancy Sexton and Miss Laura Rose Cassell of Independence; 5 sons, Charlie Cassell and John M. Cassell of Independence, Robert Cassell of Comers Rock, and Lawrence Cassell and Kermit Cassell of Rural Retreat; 18 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Saddle Creek Primitive Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Smith William E.   20 Oct 1958 Glade Spring - William Emory Smith, 62, died 20 October 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Pearl Badger Smith; 3 daughters, Mrs. J. A. Klapp and Mrs. A. R. Morris of Jacksonville, NC, and Mrs. E. L. Ford of Asheville, NC; 2 brothers, John Smith of Kingsport, TN, and Alex Smith of Glade Spring; 7 sisters, Miss Oma Smith and Mrs. John Jackson of Glade Spring, Mrs. Harry Crusenberry of North Holston, Mrs. Jack LaRose of Providence, RI, Mrs. Gilmer Campbell of Kingsport, TN, Mrs. Howard Baldwin and Mrs. Ray Folden of Marion; 3 half-brothers, W. C. Smith, Joe Smith, and Gilmer Smith of Bristol; step-mother, Mrs. John Smith of Abingdon; 2 grandchildren. Services at Glade Spring Baptist Church with burial in Glade Spring Cemetery.
Harmon Walter   21 Oct 1958 Mineral - Former Smyth County resident Walter Huddle Harmon, 63, died 21 October 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Eva Raines Harmon of Altavista; brother, Eugene Harmon; 3 half-brothers, E. H. Harmon, Frank Harmon, and Warren Harmon of Altavista; half-sister, Mrs. E. H. Barksdale of Altavista. Services at Flinch and Flinch Funeral Home in Altavista with burial in Green Hill Cemetery.
Perkins Fitzhugh L.   21 Oct 1958 Volney - Fitzhugh L. Perkins, 71, died 21 October 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife Eula Sebastian Perkins; 4 daughters, Mrs. Fred Spencer of Fries, Mrs. Bill Parsons of Volney, Mrs. Ray Barker of Wilkesboro, NC, and Mrs. Hunter Wymer Jr. of Marion; brother, Bryan Perkins of Volney; 2 sisters, Mrs. Charlie Reedy of Volney and Mrs. Kate Wiles of Washington, DC; 10 grandchildren. Services at Little Wilson Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Weiss Ollie Y.   24 Oct 1958 Radford - Mrs. Ollie Y. Weiss, 65, died 24 October 1958 at her home. Survivor: sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Harden of Groseclose. Services at Fulton Methodist Church in Groseclose with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Burse Suffie E. (Mrs.)   25 Oct 1958 Rural Retreat - Mrs. Suffie E. Burse, 74, died 25 October 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. John Shupe and Miss Myrtle Burse of Rural Retreat; son, Floyd R. Burse of Wytheville; 3 brothers, Charlie Hall of Cedar Springs, and Andy and Will Hall of Marion; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Blue Springs Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Farmer Luther C.   25 Oct 1958 Glade Spring - Luther C. Farmer, 52, died 25 October 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Ella Griffey Farmer; 4 daughters, Rosie Farmer, Ruby Farmer, Mervina Farmer and Nina Farmer of Glade Spring; 2 brothers, Alfred Farmer of Saltville and Burton Farmer of Rural Retreat; 2 sisters, Miss Ivy Farmer of Glade Spring and Mrs. Ruby Repass of Tazewell. Services at the Church of God of Prophecy in Glade Spring with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 51: Luther C. Farmer (1906-1958)]
Fisher James F.   26 Oct 1958 Chilhowie - James Franklin Fisher, 82, died 26 October 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Hattie DeBord Fisher; 2 sons, Glenn J. Fisher and C. Fields Fisher of Chilhowie; 2 sisters, Mrs. Eliza Eledge of Marion and Mrs. S. D. Larimer of Bristol, TN; 3 grandchildren. Services at Lebanon Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Price Henry B.   26 Oct 1958 Saltville - Henry B. Price, 71, died 26 October 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Ida Campbell Price; 3 foster sons, Robert Ketron, William Ketron and Clarence Church of Saltville; brother, Leonard Price of Plasterco; 4 sisters, Mrs. Marvin Dean of Marion, Mrs. Fred Baird of Richmond, Mrs. Otto Doan of Danville, and Mrs. Nancy Arnold of Lebanon; half-sister, Mrs. Blaine Dancy of Marion. Services at First Church of God in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 85: Henry B. Price (1888-1958); beside stone of Ida C. Price (1876-1960), w/o Henry B. Price. American Legion Auxiliary marker by their stone]
Counts James L. 12 Jan 1883 27 Oct 1958 Meadowview - James L. Counts, 75, died 27 October 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Dora Holmes Counts; 2 sisters, Mrs. G. W. Woodward of Glade Spring and Mrs. James T. Johnson of Chilhowie. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 45: J. L. Counts (12 Jan 1883-27 Oct 1958); on same stone with Callie F. Counts (3 Sep 1879-20 Dec 1945) and Dora L. Counts (17 Jul 1899-29 Oct 1987)]
Goodman E. C. (Mrs.)   28 Oct 1958 Marion - Mrs. E. C. Goodman, 76, died 28 October 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband; 4 daughters, Mrs. H. B. Robinson of Seven Mile Ford, Mrs. Mattie Repass, Mrs. Verna Wright, and Mrs. Madeline McClure of Marion; 5 sons, Alden Goodman, Harry Goodman and Randall Goodman of Marion, Glen Goodman of Baltimore, MD, and Herman Goodman of Blountville, TN; 24 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Services at Mount Zion Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Duncan Robert   31 Oct 1958 Chilhowie - Robert Duncan, 83, died 31 October 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: 5 sons, William Duncan of Chilhowie, Robert Duncan, David Duncan and Eugene Duncan of Sterling, IL, and Charles Duncan of Oak Hill, WV; daughter, Mrs. Joe Billings of Sterling; 2 brothers, Wade Duncan of Gary, WV, and Brack Duncan of Rock Falls, IL; sister, Mrs. William Phillips of Gary, WV; 8 grandchildren. Services at First Church of God in Chilhowie with burial in Sulphur Springs Cemetery.
Farris Harvey F.   1 Nov 1958 Johnson City, TN - Harvey F. Farris, 72, died 1 November 1958 at a Johnson City, TN, hospital. Survivors: wife, Ethel Phipps Farris; 2 brothers, M. F. Farris of Mountain City, TN, and W. R. Farris of Marion. Services and burial in Johnson City.
Hogston Tom   1 Nov 1958 Saltville - Tom Hogston, 77, died 1 November 1958 at his home. Survivors: 4 sons, Charlie Hogston, Ralph Hogston, Inge Hogston and Billy Hogston of Saltville; 12 grandchildren. Services at McCready Methodist Church with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery.
Slagle America   1 Nov 1958 Rural Retreat - Miss America Slagle, 88, died 1 November 1958 at the home of a brother in Rural Retreat. Survivors: 2 brothers, Henry Slagle of Rural Retreat and W. W. Slagle of Marion; 2 sisters, Mrs. Josie Mize of Chilhowie and Mrs. Minnie Martin of Wytheville. Services at Fairview Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Bennington Mary   3 Nov 1958 Speedwell - Mrs. Mary Lucille Bennington, 59, died 3 November 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, Charlie Bennington; daughter, Mrs. Warren Patton of Speedwell; 2 sisters, Mrs. Chap Sutherland of Comers Rock and Mrs. Bill Vaught of Elk Creek; brother, Argil Cornett of Independence; 2 grandchildren. Services at Speedwell Methodist Church with burial in Comers Rock Cemetery.
Doane Rebecca   3 Nov 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Rebecca Davidson Doane, 63, died 3 November 1958 at a Roanoke hospital. Survivors: husband, Ransey L. Doane; 4 sons, Ernest Doane and Albert Doane of Chilhowie, Robert Doane of Fairfax, VA, and George Doane of Saltville; brother, Noah Davidson of Goldbond, VA; sister, Mrs. Jim Wyrick of Saltville; 11 grandchildren. Services at Mt. Pleasant Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Heffinger G. W., Jr.   3 Nov 1958 Havre de Grace, MD - Former Marion resident George W. Heffinger Jr., 33, died 3 November 1958 in Havre de Grace, MD. Survivors: wife, Helen Venable Heffinger; son, Jackie Dean Heffinger of Havre de Grace; daughter, Sandra Kay Heffinger of Havre de Grace; his mother, Mrs. Sally Heffinger of Marion; 2 brothers, Jim Heffinger of Marion and Marvin Heffinger of Anawalt, WV; 5 sisters, Mrs. Warren Hash, Mrs. Stanley Brooks, Mrs. Melvin Myers and Mrs. William Steele of Marion, and Mrs. Louise Heffinger of Aberdeen, MD. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Laurel Springs Cemetery.
Leonard Semore J.   3 Nov 1958 Salem - Semore Jacob Leonard, 66, died 3 November 1958 at a Roanoke hospital. Local survivors include: 2 brothers, W. J. Leonard and A. T. Leonard of Atkins; sister, Mrs. Rose Welch of Atkins. Services at Salem Baptist Church with burial in Sherwood Cemetery.
Blackwell Philip A.   4 Nov 1958 Clinchburg - Philip Allen Blackwell, age 5 months, died 4 November 1958 at his home. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Blackwell of Clinchburg; 3 brothers, Wayne Blackwell, Randy Blackwell, and Stevie Blackwell of Clinchburg; sister, Revonda Blackwell of Clinchburg; grandparents, MR. and Mrs. Samuel L. Coe of Glade Spring, and Mrs. Maud Blackwell of Meadowview. Services at Seven Springs Presbyterian Church with burial in Baptist Cemetery in Glade Spring.
Armstrong Sherry Ann   5 Nov 1958 Ceres - Sherry Ann Armstrong, age 3 months, died 5 November 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Armstrong of Ceres; 2 brothers, Charles Armstrong and Jerry Armstrong of Ceres; sister, Agnes Louise Armstrong of Ceres. Services at Riverside Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Cook Mary E.   5 Nov 1958 Stewartstown, PA - Former Chilhowie resident Mrs. Mary E. Cook, 71, died 5 November 1958 at a Harrisburg, PA, hospital. Survivors: 5 sons [4 listed], Earl Cook of Spencer, WV, Garley Cook of Duhring, WV, Eugene Cook of York, PA, and J. C. Cook of Phoenix, AZ; 4 daughters, Mrs. Mabel Spangler of Stewartstown, Mrs. Pearl Rogers of White Hall, MD, Mrs. Violet Bonhart of Strewbury, PA, and Mrs. Marion Poole of Sparta, NC; 3 brothers, Lester Perry of Chilhowie, Chester Perry of Marion, and Ellis Peery of California; 18 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Services at Mountain View Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Rose James A. (Mrs.)   5 Nov 1958 Wytheville - Mrs. James A. Rose, 40, died 5 November 1958 at her home. Local survivors include: sister, Mrs. Wiley Hagy of Rural Retreat. Services at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Umberger John W.   5 Nov 1958 Wytheville - John Winston Umberger, 67, died 5 November 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Local survivors include: daughter, Mrs. C. H. Wassum of Marion; sister, Mrs. Frank Kinder of Rural Retreat. Services at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Chapman Allie [HUNT] 19 May 1896 6 Nov 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Allie Hunt Chapman, 62, died 6 November 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: 5 sons, Johnny Chapman, Vaught Chapman and Samuel Chapman of Saltville, Edgar Chapman of Rockville, MD, and Clifton Chapman of York, PA; 5 daughters, Mrs. Woodrow Routh and Mrs. Monroe Brown of Saltville, Mrs. Leonard Brown of Rockville, Mrs. Clyde Williams and Mrs. Arthur [Evy Edna] Allison of York; sister, Mrs. Harry Woodward of Saltville; 3 half-brothers, Wint Hunt, Bram Hunt, and Sam Hunt of Saltville; 29 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Services at Dowell's Chapel with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Allie F. Hunt (19 May 1896-6 Nov 1958); m. Samuel H. Chapman (13 Jul 1885-31 Jul 1943)]
Gillenwater Susan   6 Nov 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Susan White Gillenwater, 80, died 6 November 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: 5 sons, Mitchell Gillenwater of Lake Charles, LA, Clarence Gillenwater of Arlington, Lon Gillenwater of Chester, PA, Claude Gillenwater of Orlando, FL, and Donald Gillenwater of Almeda, CA; 3 daughters, Mrs. Pete Routh, Miss Virginia Gillenwater and Miss Eula Gillenwater of Saltville; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Madam Russell Methodist Church with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 50: Susan W. Gillenwater (1878-1958); beside stone of Floyd M. Gillenwater (1878-1936)]
Greer David E.   6 Nov 1958 Volney - David Edward Greer, 80, died 6 November 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: son, Tom Greer of Volney; 4 daughters, Mrs. Emma Blankenship of Bluefield, WV, Mrs. Gladys Walls and Mrs. Nina Baldwin of Whitetop, and Mrs. Hettie Blevins of Fairfax; 3 sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Blevins, Mrs. Lou Sizemore, and Miss Inez Greer of Rugby; 5 brothers, Elk Greer and John Greer of Rugby, Jim Greer of Marion, Andy Freer of Helen, WV, and Wiley Greer of West Virginia; 22 grandchildren. Services at the residence with burial in the family cemetery.
Doss Joseph M.   7 Nov 1958 Max Meadows - Joseph Marion Doss, 87, died 7 November 1958 at his home. Survivors include: daughter, Mrs. Burleigh Osborne of Chilhowie; sister, Mrs. Belle Blevins of Chilhowie. Services at Max Meadows Presbyterian Church with burial in [blurred.. "---ton"]Park Cemetery.
Baughman Charles B. (Mrs.)   9 Nov 1958 Elizabethton, TN - Mrs. Charles B. Baughman died 9 November 1958 at her home. Survivors: 2 sons, Charles B. Baughman Jr. of Greensboro, NC, and William Joseph Baughman of Walker AFB in Roswell, NM; 4 sisters, Mrs. Mary A. Callan, Miss Margaret Atkins, Mrs. Haynes L. Morgan and Mrs. [Lena, Lorna ? -- blurred] A. Williams of Marion; 2 grandchildren. Services at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethton with burial in Happy Valley Cemetery.
Bozell Senah [RICKMAN]   9 Nov 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Senah R. Bozell, 80, died 9 November 1958 at her home. Survivors: son, G. G. Bozell of Saltville; [step] daughter, Mrs. Pearl B. Hearn of Bluefield; sister, Mrs. Bettie Henderson of Bluefield. Services at Henderson Funeral Home with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Senah E. Rickman, (c1877-9 Nov 1958), d/o John R. Rickman & Martha Chapman; m. c1905 as 2nd w/o William A. Bozell (c1873-4 Jan 1940). Child: George Gipson Bozell (2 Jul 1905-14 Oct 1971). "Pearl Hearn" is Mary Pearl Bozell (10 Mar 1900-12 Aug 1976), d/o William A. Bozell & 1st wife, Frances Moore.]
Lowe Jay A.   9 Nov 1958 Marion - Jay Albert Lowe died 9 November 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Myrtle Inscore Lowe; 2 daughters, Miss Anna Lowe of Marion and Mrs. Mattie Rachel Boone of Sykesville, MD; 4 sons, William Harold Lowe, James Dolden Lowe, and Melvin Ray Lowe of Marion, and Franklin Dale Lowe of Sykesville; 3 brothers, Dale Lowe of Haysi, Walter Lowe of Biloxi, MS, and Jessie B. Lowe of Dayton, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Rosie Sullivan of Virginia City,, Ms. Joe Robinson of Cedar Bluff, and Mrs. Lillie Plaster of Kentucky. Services at Laurel Springs Church with burial in the church cemetery.
McKamey Mattie   9 Nov 1958 Piney Flats, TN - Mrs. Mattie Broyles McKamey, 78, died 9 November 1958 at a Greeneville, TN, hospital. Local survivors include: half-sister, Mrs. Bill Farris of Chilhowie. Services at New Bethel Presbyterian Church with burial in Weaver Cemetery.
Wolfenden W. E., Jr.   9 Nov 1958 Richmond, VA - William Edward Wolfenden Jr., 56, died 9 November 1958 at a Richmond hospital. Local survivor: brother, Robert Wolfenden of Marion. Services at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with burial in East Hill.
Blessing Hubert   10 Nov 1958 Seven Mile Ford - Hubert Blessing, 64, died 10 November 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Senah Strump Blessing; son, Willis Blessing of Seven Mile Ford; sister, Mrs. W. A. Shelton of Wytheville; 2 brothers, Walter A. Blessing of Norfolk and Edgar Blessing of Narrows; 1 grandchild. Services at Seven Mile Ford Methodist Church with burial in Middlefork Cemetery.
Foglesong Terry L.   10 Nov 1958 Ceres - Terry Lee (Ted) Foglesong, 73, died 10 November 1958 at a Wytheville hospital. Survivors: wife, Ethel Cox Foglesong; son, Donald L. Foglesong of Charlottesville; sister, Mrs. Minnie Umberger of Ceres; 3 brothers, Kell Foglesong, Will Foglesong, and Hugh Foglesong of Ceres; 2 grandchildren. Services at Sharon Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Houts Mary V.   10 Nov 1958 Knoxville, TN - Mrs. Mary Virginia Houts, 82, died 10 November 1958. Survivors: several nieces and nephews. Services at Church Street Methodist Church in Knoxville with burial in Round Hill Cemetery in Marion. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 111: Mary Virginia Houts (Nee: Alexander), 1876-1958]
Fuller Henry O.   12 Nov 1958 Harlan, KY - Henry O. Fuller died 12 November 1958 at a Harlan, KY, hospital. Survivors: wife, Ella Fuller; sister, Mrs. Frances Winston of Saltville. Graveside services at Elizabeth Cemetery in Saltville.
Talbert David (Mrs.) 9 Oct 1885 13 Nov 1958 Saltville - Mrs. David Talbert, 73, died 13 November 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 3 sons, Goode Talbert of Plasterco, James Talbert of Australia, and Conley Talbert of Lake Charles, LA; daughter, Mrs. Carl Adams of Plasterco; 3 brothers, Charlie Moore, Henry Moore, and Will Moore of Glade Spring; 3 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Goodman of Doran, Mrs. Margaret Musslewhite of Bristol, and Mrs. Lockie Graham of Glade Spring. Services at Mahanaim Methodist Church with burial in Baptist Cemetery in Glade Spring. [Phronia Moore (9 Oct 1885-13 Nov 1958); m. James David Talbert (1 Jul 1886-19 Apr 1922]
Cox Lydia B.   13 Nov 1958 Fox - Mrs. Lydia B. Cox, 75, died 13 November 1958 at her home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Laura Phipps of Fox; 2 sons, Ward Cox of Independence and H. B. Cox of Fox; 4 sisters, Mrs. Verdie Shores, Mrs. Cary Gilliam, and Mrs. Velia Irvin of Sparta, NC, and Mrs. Lou Mitchell of Piney Creek, NC; 2 brothers, Millard Phipps of Mouth of Wilson and Reece Phipps of North Wilkesboro, NC. Services at Bridle Creek Methodist Church with burial in Cox's Chapel Cemetery.
Jones Susan M.   13 Nov 1958 Chilhowie - Mrs. Susan M. Jones, 91, died 13 November 1958 at her home. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. Paul Monroe of Gastonia, NC, and Mrs. Fred Rector, Miss Ethel Jones, and Mrs. Wood Vance of Chilhowie; son, John C. Jones of Chilhowie; 9 grandchildren. Services at St. James Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Rowland Tammy K.   13 Nov 1958 Marion - Tammy K. Rowland, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Rowland, died 13 November 1958 at a Marion hospital. Additional survivors: brother, Douglas A. Rowland; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Rowland of Marion and Mr. and Mrs. Sam McClure of Chilhowie. Services at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Buchanan Dora 1 Feb 1878 14 Nov 1958 Bristol - Mrs. Dora Buchanan, 90, died 14 November 1958 at a Bristol nursing home. Survivors: several nieces and nephews. Services at Ridgedale Methodist Church in Chatham Hill with burial in the church cemetery. [widow of Sam L. Buchanan. Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 101: Dora E. Buchanan (1 Feb 1878-14 Nov 1958); beside S. L. Buchanan (1872-1937)]
Cook Dora H. 30 Aug 1876 14 Nov 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Dora Harris Cook, 82, died 14 November 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Homer Travis of Harrison, NY; 2 sons, C. A. Cook of Saltville and Findley Cook of Huntington, WV; 2 grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Dora Harris (30 Aug 1876-14 Nov 1958); m. John Findlay Cook (19 Oct 1866-4 Aug 1942)]
Johnson Robert H.   14 Nov 1958 Saltville - Robert H. Johnson, 58, died 14 November 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: son, Kyle Johnson of Disputanta; brother, Charlie Johnson of Saltville; 3 sisters, Mrs. R. B. Henderson and Mrs. E. Y. Perkins of Saltville, and Mrs. J. D. Bennett of Glade Spring; 4 grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in the family cemetery.
Rymer Kate J.   14 Nov 1958 Currin Valley - Mrs. Kate Johnson Rymer, 75, died 14 November 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, J. D. Rymer; 4 sons, Stanley L. Rymer of Marion, Leslie L. Rymer of St. Louis, MO, J. D. Rymer Jr. and Robert H. Rymer of Longview, TX; 3 sisters, Mrs. Alex Hutchins of Marion, Mrs. Glen Eads of Pulaski, and Mrs. John Mason of Chilhowie; 2 brothers, Ira Johnson of Marion and William Johnson of Abingdon; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Services at Royal Oak Presbyterian Church with burial in Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery.
Troxell Lucy S. 26 Feb 1878 16 Nov 1958 Marion - Mrs. Lucy Snavely Troxell, 80, died 16 November 1958 at her home. Survivors: daughter, Miss Blanche Troxell of Marion; 2 sisters, Mrs. Frank Naff and Mrs. George D. Prater of Marion. Services at the residence with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol I, p. 93: Lucy Troxell, nee: Snavely (26 Feb 1878-16 Nov 1958); beside her daughter, Ella Blanche Troxell (14 Jun 1907-22 Aug 1989)]
Newman Dallas (Mrs.)   16 Nov 1958 Rural Retreat - Mrs. Dallas Newman, 55, died 16 November 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Daisy N. Moore of Salem and Miss Mary Elizabeth Newman of Rural Retreat; 2 sons, Roy F. Newman and Mike D. Newman of Rural Retreat. Services at Rural Retreat Methodist Church with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Vernon Robert L.   16 Nov 1958 Marion - Robert Lee Vernon, 79, died 16 November 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Nannie Allen Vernon; 3 sons, William Thomas Vernon, James Ralph Vernon, and Sidney Dennis Vernon of Marion; 3 daughters, Mrs. Charles Leonard of Johnson City, TN, Mrs. Sallie Pruner of Marion, and Mrs. Maude Caudell of Wilco, WV; step-son, Glenn N. Sprinkle of Marion; 4 step-daughters, Mrs. Ralph Conner, Mrs. French King, and Mrs. William H. Wolfe of Marion, and Mrs. W. B. McMillan of Galax; 2 sisters, Mrs. Maggie Hylton of Elkhorn, WV, and Mrs. J. E. Franklin of Wytheville; brother, J. E. Vernon of Bluefield; 23 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Services at Marion Baptist Church with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III, p. 144: Robert Lee Vernon (1879-1958), birthdate corrected on stone]
Pugh E. L. 27 Dec 1887 17 Nov 1958 Sugar Grove - Edison Lee Pugh, 70, died 17 November 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Myrtle Meek Pugh; 2 sons, William M. Pugh of Sugar Grove and K. M. (Jack) Pugh of Wytheville; daughter, Mrs. Robert C. Pittard of Clarksville; 2 sisters, Mrs. S. E. Wilkinson of Cloverdale and Mrs. J. T. Dailey of Kingwood, WV; 3 half-brothers, S. D. Pugh of Roanoke, L. M. Pugh of Chester, PA, and Scott W. Pugh of Marion; 6 grandchildren. Services at Elizabeth Methodist Church in Teas, with burial in Pugh Cemetery. [Edison Lee Pugh (27 Dec 1887-17 Nov 1958), s/o Monroe Pugh & Loretta Williams; m. 1914, Myrtle Meek, of Meadowview]
Shelton James L.   17 Nov 1958 Saltville - James L. Shelton, 88, died 17 November 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: 3 daughters, Mrs. Cassie Price of Holston, Mrs. Rebecca Mason of Indianapolis, IN, and Mrs. Susie Hockett of LaPlata, MD; 5 sons, Willie Shelton, Roy Shelton, and Rev. Dallas Shelton of Chilhowie, John Shelton of Abingdon, and Lloyd Shelton of Indianapolis; 42 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Services at Hayter's Gap Christian Church with burial in the family cemetery.
Shuler James   17 Nov 1958 Chilhowie - James Granville Shuler, 77, died 17 November 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Dolinger Shuler; 4 sons, Bruce Shuler of Tylerville, MD, James Shuler of Oxford, PA, Dean Shuler and Sanders Shuler of Chilhowie; 8 daughters, Mrs. Ernest Tomlinson of Airville, PA, Mrs. Ralph Fisher of Cochranville, PA, Mrs. William Barlow of Street, MD, Mrs. Thomas Holiman of Bluefield, WV, Mrs. Jesse Moorefield of Radford, Mrs. Marvin Williams of Abingdon, and Mrs. Elmer Walker and Mrs. Jack Baumgardner of Chilhowie; 26 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Services at Terrace Heights Funeral Home with burial in Grosses Creek Cemetery.
Gregory W. W. (Mrs.)   18 Nov 1958 Inman, SC - Former Meadowview resident Mrs. W. W. Gregory died 18 November 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband; 2 daughters; 4 sons. Services and burial in South Carolina. [the former Millie Byars, native of Spartanburg Co., SC]
Purcell Joe E. (Mrs.)   18 Nov 1958 Castlewood, VA - Mrs. Joe E. Purcell died 18 November 1858 at a Lebanon hospital. Survivors include a brother, Guy Browning of Marion. Services at Sulphur Springs Methodist Church with burial in Lebanon Memorial Cemetery.
Nelson Anna C.   21 Nov 1958 Glade Spring - Mrs. Anna Carson Nelson, 74, died 21 November 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 2 sisters, Mrs. Thomas M. Orr of Glade Spring and Mrs. F. Walter Strange of Hollywood, CA; her stepmother, Mrs. William Nelson of Glade Spring. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Holston Conference Cemetery in Emory.
Hall Richard   23 Nov 1958 Independence - Richard Hall, 28, died 23 November 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Doris Jean Hall; daughter, Reva Hall of Independence; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hurley Hall of Independence; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ramsey Page and Mrs. Gale Baker of Independence; 2 brothers, Wayne Hall and Raymond Hall of Independence. Services at First Baptist Church with burial in Rock Creek Cemetery.
Barton Carl L.   24 Nov 1958 Independence - Carl Lee Barton, 62, died 24 November 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. Charlie Cox of Independence, Miss Sue Barton and Miss Ann Barton of Fox; 4 sons, Carl Lee Barton Jr. of Atkins, William F. Barton of Kernersville, NC, J. C. Barton of Comers Rock and Glenn S. Barton with the US Army; his mother, Mrs. Rhoda Barton of Fox; 4 sisters, Mrs. Roy Hollaway of Flatridge, Mrs. Bruce Cox, Mrs. Ruben Parks, and Mrs. Greeley Gose of Galax; 2 brothers, Harvey Barton of Fox and Rev. Bryce Barton of Atkins; 5 grandchildren. Services at Grubb's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Cook Fannie [GULLION]   24 Nov 1958 Salem, OR - Mrs. Fannie Gullion Cook 66, died 24 November 1958 in Salem, OR. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Belle Harrison of Marion; 2 brothers, Robert Gullion of Johnson City, TN, and Joe Gullion of Boissevain, VA; 6 children. Services and burial in Salem, OR.
Mays Virginia   24 Nov 1958 Chilhowie - Mrs. Virginia Mays, 61, died 24 November 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, George Mays; 2 daughters, Mrs. Gale A. Atkins of Marion and Mrs. Douglas H. Clark of Richmond; her mother, Mrs. Lucy P. Pruitt of Bristol, TN; 4 brothers, Terry B. Pruitt of Marion, James Pruitt and Floyd Pruitt of Chatham Hill, and Daniel Pruitt of Frederick, MD; 6 sisters, Mrs. W. E. Armstrong of Marion, Mrs. Ed Meredith of Bristol, TN, Mrs. R. L. Johnson and Mrs. W. M. Wade of War, WV, Mrs. A. E. Calsee of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. Paul Wilson of Ravenswood, WV; 3 grandchildren. Services at Rich Valley Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Rhudy Muncy A.   25 Nov 1958 Rural Retreat - Muncy A. Rhudy, 75, died 25 November 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivor: brother, B. M. Rhudy of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Services at Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat with burial in Honey Grove Cemetery in Grayson Co.
Scott C. W. (Mrs.)   25 Nov 1958 Marion - Mrs. C. W. Scott, 87, died 25 November 1958 at her home. Survivors: 5 daughters, Miss Mable Scott and Miss Lettie Scott of Marion; son, Frank Scott of Marion. Services at Mount Carmel Methodist Church with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Johnson Alice E.   26 Nov 1958 Salem - Mrs. Alice Ethel Johnson, 65, died 26 November 1958 at a Roanoke hospital. Survivors include 2 brothers, E. W. Galliher of Saltville and Floyd Galliher of Emory. Services at Calvary Baptist Church in Salem, with burial in Sherwood Cemetery in Roanoke.
Dillard Olin S.   27 Nov 1958 Marion - Olin Stephen Dillard, 58, died 27 November 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Evelyn F. Dillard; daughter, Mrs. Janie D. Whaley of Tarboro, NC; 2 brothers, J. Frank Dillard and Samuel F. Dillard of Marion; 2 grandchildren. Services at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol I, p. 86: Olin S. Dillard (1900-1958); between Evelyn Dillard, nee: Felty (1908-1974) and Cleo Dillard, nee: DeBord (1901-1942)]
Young Tommy E.   27 Nov 1958 Marion - Tommy Eugene Young, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Young Jr., died 27 November 1958 at a Marion hospital. Additional survivors: brother, James Lee Young of Marion; 2 half-sisters, Helen Ray Young and Audrey Gay Young of Marion; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Young and Mrs. LeRoy Martin of Marion. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Round Hill Cemetery.
Mustard Robert H.   29 Nov 1958 Richmond - Bland native Robert H. Mustard died 29 November 1958 at a Roanoke hospital. Survivors include: sister, Miss Georgia Mustard of Bland; brother, E. S. Mustard of Grant. Services at Bymer Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg with burial in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Blevins William C.   30 Nov 1958 Chilhowie - William Claude Blevins, 77, died 30 November 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife; step-daughter, Mrs. Hettie Henderson of Chilhowie; 2 brothers, Tommy Blevins of Crumpler, NC, and Maxie Blevins of Lansing, NC; sister, Mrs. Dora Jones of Grassy Creek, NC. Services at the residence with burial in Dixon Cemetery in Ashe Co., NC.
Hutton Isaac   30 Nov 1958 Marion - Isaac F. Hutton, 76, died 30 November 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Emma Dowell Hutton; 4 daughters, Mrs. Robert Jones and Mrs. Willard Blevins of Marion, Mrs. Frank Hall of Washington, DC, and Miss Vivian Hutton of Staunton, VA; son, Charles Hutton of Marion; 3 brothers, Jerry Hutton and Charlie Hutton of Marion, and Bob Hutton of Pasadena, CA; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Services at Falling Water Baptist Church with burial in Attoway Cemetery.
Lorenzen Mary K.   30 Nov 1958 Marion - Mary Katherine Lorenzen, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lorenzen, died 30 November 1958 at a Marion hospital. Additional survivors: grandmother, Mrs. Florence Lorenzen of Roanoke. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 118: Mary K. Lorenzen (30 Nov 1958-30 Nov 1958)]
Taylor Florence   30 Nov 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Florence Taylor, 79, died 30 November 1958 at her home. Survivors: son, John W. Taylor of Clinchburg; 2 daughters, Mrs. Hubert Blackwell of Meadowview and Mrs. W. J. Darnell of Vinton, VA; sister, Mrs. Lula Aistrop of Saltville; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Services at Mahanaim Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Henegar Betty Jane   1 Dec 1958 Saltville - Betty Jane Henegar, infant daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Henegar, died 1 December 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Additional survivors: grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mullins and Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Henegar of Saltville. Services at Cardwelltown Baptist Church with burial in the family cemetery.
Shuler Jerry   2 Dec 1958 Marion - Jerry Shuler, 88, died 2 December 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Ruth Scott Shuler; son, Carl E. Shuler of Marion; 2 step-sons [one listed], Robert Jones of Cottonwood, CA; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Alice Estep of Marion and Mrs. Grace Clemmons of Denver. CO; brother, Henry Shuler of Pocahontas, VA; sister, Miss Clem Shuler of Chattanooga, TN. Services at Calvary Baptist Church with burial in Round Hill Cemetery.
Gillespie Thomas M.   3 Dec 1958 Marion - Thomas Mack Gillespie, 58, died 3 December 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: mother, Mrs. Mary Jane Gillespie of Marion; 4 sisters, Mrs. Flossie Tibbs and Mrs. Edith Shupe of Atkins, Mrs. Lena Sheppard of Tazewell and Mrs. Tommy Rhudey of Hay Market; 5 brothers, Tom Gillespie of Tazewell, Charles Gillespie of Columbus, OH, William Gillespie of Morenci, AZ, Luther Gillespie of Hay Market, and Carl Gillespie of Berryville. Services at Chatham Hill Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Newman Mary H.   3 Dec 1958 Marion - Mrs. Mary Hanshew Newman, 71, died 3 December 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, C. K. Newman; 2 sons, Herbert Newman of Marion and Marvin Newman of Pittsburgh, PA; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Services at Seaver Funeral Home with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol III: p. 161: Mary C. Newman (1887-Dec 1958), w/o C. K. Newman; beside C. K. Newman (5 Jun 1881-5 Jun 1968)]
Thompson Joseph M.   3 Dec 1958 Marion - Joseph Michael Thompson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thompson, died 3 December 1958 at a Marion hospital. Additional survivors: grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis F. Williams, and Mr. and Mrs. Kermit R. Thompson of Marion. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Round Hill Cemetery.
Bates Lester C.   5 Dec 1958 Speedwell - Lester C. Bates, 68, died 5 December 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Ollie Ritchie Bates; 3 daughters, Miss Ella Mae Bates of Speedwell, Mrs. J. P. Jackson of Wytheville, and Mrs. Roy Brewer of Collinsville; 2 sons, Henry Bates and William Bates of Speedwell; sister, Mrs. Clyde Burchett of Mouth of Wilson; half-brother, William Cox of Rural Retreat; 3 grandchildren. Services at Pine Grove Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Maiden Charles C. 28 Feb 1865 6 Dec 1958 College Place, WA - Smyth County native Charles Campbell Maiden, 93, died 6 December 1958 at his home. Survivors: 4 brothers and sisters in Virginia. Services at MacMartin and Chamberlain Chapel in Washington, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery. [Charles Campbell Maiden (28 Feb 1865-6 Dec 1958). Moved to Washington in 1889]
Holmes Michael E.   6 Dec 1958 Baltimore, MD - Michael E. Holmes, age 2 months, died 6 December 1958 at his home in Baltimore. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Holmes, formerly of Saltville; brother, Arlie C. Holmes of Baltimore; grandparents, Mrs. Grover Henderson and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Holmes of Saltville. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with burial in the family cemetery.
Thomas Robert M.   6 Dec 1958 Friendship - Robert M. Thomas, 83, died 6 December 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors include 3 sons, S. D. Thomas, Howard Thomas, and Frank Thomas of Chilhowie. Services at Little Rock Baptist Church with burial in Rush Creek Cemetery.
Blevins B. H.   8 Dec 1958 Trout Dale - Elder Bynham Hampton Blevins, 89, died 8 December 1958 at his home. Survivors: 5 daughters, Mrs. Emma DeBord of Westminster, MD, Mrs. Bina Bishop of Phoenix, MD, Mrs. Myrtle Spencer of Oxford, PA, Mrs. Ollie Greer and Mrs. Callie Richardson of Trout Dale; son, Bethel Blevins of Trout Dale; 29 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Services at Trout Dale Primitive Baptist Church with burial in the family cemetery.
Taylor John L.   8 Dec 1958 Saltville - John L. Taylor, 72, died 8 December 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Eudora Cox Taylor; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ernest Sword of Saltville, Mrs. Charles Duggan of McMinville, TN, Mrs. J. W. Griffitts of Broadford, and Mrs. George T. Morris of Fincastle; brother, James C. Taylor of Tazewell; 12 grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home with burial in Crabtree Cemetery in Tannersville.
Vaughan Susan M.   9 Dec 1958 Independence - Mrs. Susan Mae Vaughan, 84, died 9 December 1958 at her home. Survivors: son, John Vaughan of Independence; 2 daughters, Mrs. Edna LePrade of Richmond and Mrs. Annie M. Carter of Trenton, MI; 2 grandchildren. Services at Independence Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
McNew Julia [DYE]   10 Dec 1958 Glade Spring - Mrs. Julia Dye McNew, 86, died 10 December 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivor: husband, Charles McNew. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
Thomas Mart   10 Dec 1958 Glade Spring - Mart Junior Thomas, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Baker Thomas, died 10 December 1958 at a Marion hospital. Additional survivors: grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Thomas and Mrs. Ern Barlow of Glade Spring. Services at Mt. Olive Church in Friendship with burial in the church cemetery.
Williams J. J. (Dr.) 4 Mar 1905 12 Dec 1958 Marion - Former Nebo resident Dr. J. J. Williams, of Tampa, FL, died 12 December 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Pearl Lynn Williams of Tampa; daughter, Mrs. Ann Carol Prez of St. Ignace, MI; 2 sisters, Mrs. Owen Hubble of Richmond and Mrs. R. J. Kegley of Nebo. Services at Zion Methodist Church in Nebo with burial in the church cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 74: J. J. Williams (4 Mar 1905-12 Dec 1958)]
Poston John R. 11 Apr 1924 12 Dec 1958 Saltville - John R. Poston, 34, died 12 December 1958 in a Saltville hospital. Survivors: wife, Juanita Poston; 3 sons, Frank Poston, William Poston, and Leroy Poston of Saltville; 3 daughters, Nancy Poston, Mildred Poston, and Karleen Poston of Saltville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Poston of Saltville; brother, Gordon Poston of Saltville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Hoover of Chatham Hill; Mrs. Eugene [Gertie] Clear and Louise Poston of Albany, GA. Services at Henderson Funeral Home with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [John Ritz Poston (11 Apr 1924-12 Dec 1958) s/o David Alonzo Poston & Alice Amanda Worley; m. Juanita K. Aistrop, d/o John Henry Henderson & Malinda Aistrop.]
Hawks Charlie T.   12 Dec 1958 Chilhowie - Charlie T. Hawks, 62, died 12 December 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 6 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Slagle, Mrs. W. W. Slagle and Mrs. Fred Boreske of Marion, Mrs. Elbert Umbarger of Rural Retreat, Mrs. French Wyrick of Salem, and Miss Ethel Hawks of Chilhowie; 2 brothers, Lonnie Hawks and W. E. Hawks of Marion. Services at Middle Fork Baptist Church with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Groseclose.
Richardson Russell L.   13 Dec 1958 Marion - Russell Lee Richardson, 57, died 13 December 1958 at a Marion hospital.. Survivors: wife, Emma Davis Richardson; 2 sons, Harry L. Richardson and Lawrence D. Richardson of Marion; 3 sisters, Mrs. George W. Nichols and Mrs. Ray Wheeler of Bristol, and Mrs. James Thompson of Glade Spring. Services at Mountain View Methodist Church. [no burial information]
Griffin Laura B.   14 Dec 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Laura B. Griffin, 78, died 14 December 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: 3 daughters, Mrs. Clayborn Shaffer, Mrs. Bill Poore and Miss Belvie Griffin of Saltville; 5 sons, Lester Griffin, Duncan Griffin, Howard Griffin and Wesley Griffin of Saltville, and Filmore Griffin of Marion; half-brother, Conrad Burgess of North Wilkesboro, NC; 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Elsie Howell of Castle, DE, and Miss Susie Burgess of North Carolina; 25 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Services at Plasterco Church of God with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol II, p. 68: Laura M. Griffin (18 Sep 1880-14 Dec 1958)]
Holmes Gaye C. 10 Jan 1876 15 Dec 1958 Marion - Mrs. Gaye Copenhaver Holmes died 15 December 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: husband, Robert W. Holmes; 2 sons, Dr. Edward B. Holmes of Parkersburg, WV, and Charles W. Holmes of Marion; 2 daughters, Mrs. Manson B. Tate of Dublin and Mrs. Denton Hull of Marion; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Services at Seaver Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol I, p. 85: Gaye Holmes, nee: Copenhaver (10 Jan 1876-15 Dec 1958); beside Robert W. Holmes (19 Nov 1875-11 Aug 1969)]
Barton Rhonda Lane   15 Dec 1958 Marion - Rhonda Lane Barton, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Barton, died 15 December 1958 at an Abingdon hospital. Services at Calvary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Love Nellie   15 Dec 1958 Marion - Mrs. Nellie Poff Love, 58, died 15 December 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 2 sons, William A. Love of Lynchburg and James N. Love of Roanoke; her mother, Mrs. Rosetta Poff of Christiansburg; 3 sisters, Mrs. Charles Waddell of Christiansburg, Mrs. J. F. Courtney of Carrollton, and Mrs. Effie Hampton of Princeton, WV; brother, C. R. Poff of Alexandria; 1 grandchild. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Jacksonville Cemetery in Floyd.
Lovelace Alexander J.   15 Dec 1958 Marion - Alexander Jackson Lovelace, 82, died 15 December 1958 at his home. Survivors: daughter, Miss Tina Lovelace of Marion; 2 sisters, Mrs. W. E. Lindsey of Independence and Mrs. Bell Young of California; brother, James Lovelace of Bluefield, WV. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial Wassum Cemetery.
Harris Delmer N.   16 Dec 1958 Marion - Delmer N. Harris Jr., age 8 months, died 16 December 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Harris; sister, Teresa Harris; grandparents, Mrs. Myrtle Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Wymer of Marion. Services at Barnett's Funeral Home with burial in Ridgedale Cemetery.
McDonald Nannie S.   16 Dec 1958 Marion - Mrs. Nannie St. John McDonald, 92, died 16 December 1958 at a Wytheville nursing home. Survivors: 2 sons, George F. McDonald and Fred D. McDonald of Marion; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol I, p. 89: Nannie S. McDonald (1866-1958); between G. B. McDonald (1858-1937) and Bessie C. McDonald (1 Jul 1902-14 Aug 1904), d/o G. B. & Nannie McDonald]
Cleghon [Cleghorn ?] Nannie E. 17 Oct 1868 18 Dec 1958 St. Petersburg, FL - Seven Mile Ford native Mrs. Nannie E. Cleghon, 90, died recently at her home in St. Petersburg, FL [no date of death - published 18 December 1958]. Survivors: 2 daughters; 1 son; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. [Nannie E. Oury, b. 17 Oct 1868 to Robert & Harriet Oury; m. 1885 Thomas J. Cleghon]
Mercer Bertha S. 15 Apr 1896 19 Dec 1958 Atkins - Mrs. Bertha Shupe Mercer, 62, died 19 December 1958 at her home. Survivors: husband, W. J. Mercer; 2 daughters, Mrs..Frank E. Hash Jr. of Marion and Mrs. Harry Hall of Rural Retreat; 2 sons, Kenly Dean Mercer of Johnson City, TN, and W. J. Mercer Jr. of Gallipolis, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. T. R. Snider of Crossville, TN, and Mrs. Carrie S. DeBord of Johnson City; 2 grandchildren. Services at Marion Baptist Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. [Sturgills, Vol IV, p. 183: Bertha Mercer, nee: Shupe (15 Apr 1896-19 Dec 1958); beside stone of Walter Jackson Mercer (8 Sep 1895-12 Oct 1968)]
Wingate David V.   19 Dec 1958 Camp - David Victor Wingate, 75, died 19 December 1958 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: wife, Algada Haywood Wingate; 3 sisters, Mrs. Alice Jenkins of Bluefield, Mrs. George Howk of Chilhowie, and Miss Luna Wingate of Camp; 2 brothers, T. J. Wingate of Marion and Arthur Wingate of Crockett; 5 half-brothers. Services at Blue Springs Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Montgomery Gray Wade   20 Dec 1958 Atkins - Gray Wade Montgomery, 47, died 20 December 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Ethel Warden Montgomery; son ,Everett Gray Montgomery of Marion; 3 sisters, Mrs. Clarence Clear of Marion, Mrs. Robert Blevins of Seven Mile Ford, and Miss Jean Montgomery of Johnson City, TN; 1 grandchild. Services at Davis Memorial Methodist Church with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Harris Susie   22 Dec 1958 Saltville - Mrs. George G. Harris, 55, died 22 December 1958 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: husband; 4 daughters, Mrs. Bradley Anderson, Mrs. Dallas O'Quinn and Mrs. Nannie Rickman of Saltville, and Mrs. Kyle Taylor of Bluefield, WV; 7 sons, John Harris, Bascom Harris, Frank Harris, Hugh Harris and Billy Harris of Ridgeway, Fred Harris and Curtis Harris of Saltville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Wyndom Darnell, Mrs. J. R. Harris and Mrs. Ira Puckett of Saltville, and Mrs. John Chapman of Superior, WV; 2 brothers, Willie S. Jackson of Saltville and Richard Jackson of Glade Spring; 9 grandchildren. Services at the residence with burial in Jackson Cemetery. [Susie L. Jackson (16 Mar 1901-22 Dec 1958), d/o George P. Jackson & Fannie Belle Grace; m. George Guy Harris]
Sneed Vince B.   22 Dec 1958 Saltville - Vince B. Sneed, 74, died 22 December 1958 at his home. Survivors: wife, Flora Perkins Sneed; 2 sons, Roy Sneed and Ernest Sneed of Saltville; 5 daughters, Mrs. Stafford Ferguson, Mrs. Floyd Bordwine, Mrs. Charley Duff, Miss Lillian Sneed and Miss Frances Sneed of Saltville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bob Perkins and Mrs. Glenn Henderson of Saltville; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at the residence with burial in the family cemetery. [Vincent B. Snead, s/o Charles Browning Snead & Louisa McNew]
Walters Marco (Mrs.)   22 Dec 1958 Rural Retreat - Mrs. Marco Walters, 75, died 22 December 1958 at the home of a daughter. Survivors: son, M. C. Walters of Miami, FL; daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Kimberling of Rural Retreat; 3 brothers, Wordie Allen of Baltimore, MD, Page Allen of Preston, NE, and Thomas Allen of Rural Retreat; 2 grandchildren. Services at Rural Retreat Methodist Church with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Booth Alice [SMITH]   28 Dec 1958 Saltville - Mrs. Alice Smith Booth, 95, died 28 December 1958 at the home of a son in Saltville. Survivors: 2 sons, J. J. Booth of Saltville and Charles R. Booth of Roanoke; 2 daughters, Mrs. R. E. Smith and Mrs. Walter Hayden of Saltville; several grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Alice W. Smith, d/o Abraham Smith & Louisa McNew; m. 9 Oct 1879, WCV, Worley McKinley Booth, s/o William E. Booth & Margaret Musselwhite. Sturgills, Vol II, p. 54: Alice S. Booth (13 May 1862-28 Dec 1957)]
Bare Hiram Gratsy 9 Aug 1880 6 Jun 1959 Hiram Gratsy Bare was born August 9, 1880. Died June 6, 1959. Making his stay here on earth 78 years, 9 months, and 6 days. Was married to Mertie Ann Bare, October 17, 1902. To this un1on was born eleven children. Mrs. Ruth Bare of Edgewood, Md. Lawson B. Bare of Newport News, Va. Kilby Bare of North East, Md. Mrs. Mabel Phillips of West Jefferson, N. C. Glenn J. Bare of Jefferson, N. C. Walker Bare and Poul Bare also Burrell Bare of the home. His wife, one son Wilson Bare of Idlewild, N. C. and 2 infant daughters Brucie Fay Bare, and Addie May Bare preceded him in death. He leaves 18 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 4 sisters; Mrs. Linda Craft of Fleetwood, N. C. Mrs. Addie Colvard of Crumpler, N. C. Mrs. Mary Crouse of Sparta, N. C. Mrs. Effie McMillan of Aubrey, Texas. He professed a hope in Christ early in life, joined the Senter Primitive Baptist Church where he remained a faithful member until death. We feel our loss is his eternal gain.
Burgess Matilda Absher 17 Sep 1877 8 Oct 1959 Matilda Absher Burgess was born Sept. 17, 1877, the daughter of Tobias and Millie Wingler Absher. Her husband, Wiley Burgess, died on Oct. 8, 1959. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Ada Severt, Mrs. Ester South, Mrs. Hazel Bare, and Eva Zella Parsons, all of West Jefferson, N. C., Mrs. Chessie Faw of Waynesburg, Ky. Three sons, G. O. and Woodrow, both of West Jefferson, N.C., and Edward of Mountain City, Tenn., and one son that preceded her in death, Alton. Sister Burgess professed hope in Christ in her teens, united with the Union Baptists, then some thirty years ago she united with the Riverview Primitive Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until death. Sister Burgess was a great Bible reader, she had read the Bible through many times, always enjoyed the good old hymns of Zion, and the preaching of the gospel. It is hard to give one up who has meant so much to her family and friends, and to the community. We feel our loss is Heaven's gain.
Burgess Wiley 27 Feb 1878 8 Oct 1959 Wiley Burgess, the son of George and Hannah Black Burgess, was born February 27, 1878 an'd passed on October 8, 1959 at the age of eighty-one years, seven months and eleven days. Mr. Burgess professed hope in Christ and joined River View Primitive Baptist Church some thirty years ago. He was married to Nancy Matilda Absher, December, 1898. To this Union were born eleven children, two of which passed on in infancy. His son, Alton P. Burgess, also passed away April of this year. Mr. Burgess is survived by his wife, Matilda Absher Burgess, three Sons, G. O. Burgess and Woodrow F. Burgess, of West Jefferson, N. C., Edward Burgess of Mountain City, Tenn., Five daughters, Mrs. Ada Severt, Mrs. Ester South, Mrs. Hazel Bare, Mrs. Evazella Parsons, West Jefferson, N. C., and Mrs. Chessie Faw, Waynesburg, Ky. Thirty-one grandchildren and twenty- six great grandchildren; two brothers, Cicero Burgess of Wilbar, N. C. and Roby Burgess of North Wilkesboro, N. C.; and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Sheets and Mrs. Sallie Sheets of Scottsville, N. C., Mrs. Julie Eller of North Wilkesboro, N. C. A host of other relatives and friends to mourn our loss. We feel our loss is his Eternal Gain.
Caudill Rosie Severt 8 Feb 1905 23 Jan 1960 Mrs. Rosie Severt Caudill passed away at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, January 23rd, 1960, the wife of George W. Caudill. Mrs. Caudill was born in 1866 in Ashe County, N. C. the daughter of Jackson and Caroline Severt. Mrs. Caudill is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Burgess of West Jefferson, N. C., Six sons, Todd and Ted of Glendale Springs, N. C.; Robert of Powell, Wyoming; Felix of Columbus, Ohio; Darius of Concord, N. C.; Edd of Greensboro, Md.; 37 grandchildren; Two brothers and a sister. She spent the better part of her life in Ashe County, N. C., having been married to Mr. Caudill for about 75 years. Mrs. Caudill joined the Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Church at an early age, where she remained a faithful member until her passing to her Eternal Rest.
Davis Diana Elizabeth Farmer 17 Apr 1882 10 Jun 1960 Diana Elizabeth Farmer Davis was born April 17, 1882 and died June 10,1960, making her stay on earth 78 years, 1 month, and 17 days. She was first married to H. L. Davis. To this union was born one child who died in infancy. Then later on she married C. L. Davis who now survives. She professed a hope and joined the Church at Pond Mountain where she lived a devoted member until death. She leaves the following brothers and sisters to mourn her loss: Harrison Farmer of Watauga, Tenn., Wiley Farmer, Gray Farmer, and Dewey Farmer, all of Whitetop, Va., five sisters, Virra Davis of Bluefield, W. Va., Ledia Myers; of Ubanks, Ky., Polly Cox, Audrey Cox, Elsie Davis, all Whitetop, Va. and a host of friends to mourn her loss. We feel our loss is her eternal gain. Sleep on, dear one, until God awakens you in His likeness.
Berry Robert B.   13 Jul 1960 Robert B. Berry 79, died in a Johnson City Tenn. Hospital 13 July 1960. He is survived by his wife Mrs Ruth Kirk Berry and one brother Harry Berry of Oak Hill WVA Funeral serviced were held at the Bridle Creek Methodist Church and interment was in the church cemetery. Posted on 3/14/2000 by Judy Alley
Jackson Ewell B. Jackson   13 Jul 1960 Ewell B. Jackson 73 died at his home in the Silver Leaf Community in the Dugspur section of Carroll Co. on 13 July 1960.He was born in Carroll County to the late John C and Susan Colllier Jackson. He is survived by his wife Mrs Larma Collier Jackson; one son Ertel Sanford Jackson Dugspur; three brothers John S Jackson and Robert L Jackson both of Laurel Fork and Noah O Jackson Pulaski; two sisters Mrs Mary Ann Thomas Laurel Fork and Mrs Caleb D Bowman Nashville Tenn. five grandchildren and four gt-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vaughan Guyn Mcgrady Chapel Hillsville by the Rev Otte Utt, the Rev John K Boyd and the Rev Eldon Wadsworth. Interment was in the Jackson Cemetery near Laurel Fork.
Hawks Nathaniel Sicero 4 Jun 1879 14 Jul 1960 Nathaniel Sicero Hawks 81 of Lowgap NC died 14 July 1960 in Northern Surry Hospital Mt Airy NC where he had been a patient for a few days. He was born 4 Jun 1879 in Surry Co NC to the late Hadin and Lelia Lowe Hawks. He is survived by his wife Minnie McGlother Hawks, one son Garnie Hawks Lowgap; nine daughters Mrs T J Scott, Mrs J C Shinault, Mrs Velma Haynes and Mrs Gaston Golding all of Mt Airy; Mrs E J Cockerham, Mrs Blan Hodges and Mrs Raymond Ramey all of LowGap, and Mrs Preston P Crawford and Mrs Ralph Mickey both of Galax; 30 grandchildren and ten gt- grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Mt View Baptist Church in Low Gap and interment was in the church cemetery
Cox Gwyn M.   14 Jul 1960 Gwyn M Cox 60, died at his home near Independence on 14 July 1960. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Eva Cox; one daughter Mrs. Leanna Bolt, Lexington; 3 sons Tommy Cox, Franklin Cox and Joe Cox all of Independence; six sisters Miss Pearl Cox, Miss Lettie Lee Cox, Mrs. Faye Wingte and Mrs. Gaye Byrd all of Independence; and Mrs. Essie Roberts, Elk Creek; one brother Joe Hurley Cox, Independence and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Brush Creek Baptist Church and interment was in the Cox cemetery. Posted on 3/14/2000 by Judy Alley
Anders Henry Mack   16 Jul 1960 Henry Mack Anders 77, died at his home on Bartlett St, Galax after a long illness on 16 July 1960. He was born in Grayson Co to the late Osborne and Rachel Taylor Anders. He is survived by his wife Mrs Zora Phipps Anders, one son Bayard E Anders, four daughters Mrs Troy Fender and Mrs W H Shupe both of Galax; Mrs Virgil Patton Norfolk, and Mrs Charles Murray Spinceland Ind.; 24 grandchildren, 15 gt grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Mt Olivet Union Baptist Church and interment was in the church cemetery. Also posted on 3/14/2000 at 04:11:19 PM by Judy Alley
Surratt Ivy Olen 1 Nov 1903 18 Jul 1960 Ivy Olen Surratt Galax Gazette 18 July 1960 Ivy Olen Surratt, 56, who resided in the Fancy Gap section of Carroll Co. died at his home after a period of declining health on Sunday 17 July 1960. He was born 1 Nov 1903 to the late R Garland Surratt and Mrs L. A. Surratt. Surviving are four sons Horace D Surratt, Cana; Carlos F Surratt, Galax; Donald H surratt and Berlin Surratt both of Fancy Gap; four daughters Mrs Doris Hawks and Mrs Iva Lea Gunnell both of Cana, Miss Norma Jean Surratt and Miss Patty Sue Surrett both of the home; one sister Mrs Rhoda Leonard of Galax, one half brother William Hart Beckley WVa and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Community Chapel Baptist Church and conducted by Rev Eugene Baker and Rev. Basil Burchan. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Miller Walter W. 18 Oct 1890 20 Jul 1960 Deacon Walter W. Miller born October 18, 1890. The youngest Son the late W. W. and Colia Miller. Departed this life July 20th 1960, making his stay upon earth 69 years, 9 months and 2 days. Mr. Miller was united in Matrimony to Ada May on February 14, 1914. In this union he was blessed with five children, Mrs. Kathleen Baker and Harold G. Miller of West Jefferson, N.C., Mrs. Loxie Swafford, Mrs. Cleta Williams of Charlotte, N. C. and Bernard Miller of Lansing, N.C. Since the passing of Mrs. Miller in 1937, Mr. Miller married Carrie Weaver in 1939, who as a faithful wife he cherished and loved until sleep overtook him. While Deacon Miller's two brothers, David and William passed on before him, his two Sisters, Mrs. Burlie Miller of Lansing, N. C. and Mrs. Bertha May of Martinsville, Va., survive. Deacon Miller united with the North Fork Primitive Baptist Church the first Sunday in June, 1938. Deacon Miller's deep-seated principles of CHRISTIAN FAITH made him outstanding in our association, always an inspiration. He was firm in his belief, never deviating, but always strong in expressing Salvation alone by the GRACE OF GOD. He was also a great teacher for obedience, equally firm as a disciplinarian in chastisement following disobedience. Deacon Miller's love of God's creatures won for him a warm spot in the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing Him. Deacon Miller's many thoughtful acts and kindness in regards to his Personal Family can be attested to by their Great loss. Deacon Miller, one more of God's Loved ones having received his peace loving reward as promised.
Craven Maude Mabel 11 Jan 1881 22 Sep 1960 Maude Mabel Craven was born January 11, 1881, departed this life September 22,1960, making her stay on earth 79 years, 8 months, 10 days. She was united in marriage to Rowan Craven in 1897. To this union was born 7 children. Her husband and 2 children preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 children, 22 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and a host of friends and relatives. She professed faith in Christ and joined the Roans Creek Primitive Baptist Church a number of years ago and remained a faithful member until death. Sister Craven was known as a good mother and neighbor, and was loved by everyone. She was always willing to lend a helping hand, and was especially good to visit and help the sick. She is sadly missed by all, but we feel our loss is Heaven's gain.
Calloway Wintford 19 Jul 1884 22 Sep 1960 Wintford Calloway was born July 19, 1884 and departed this life September 22, 1960, making his stay on earth 76 years, 2 months, and three days. He was married to Ethel Teague, July 13, 1911. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Charles DeVore of La Mirada, Calif. and Mrs. Roger Pugh of Elkton Md.; one brother, William Calloway of West Jefferson; five sisters, Mrs. Rufus Bledsoe of Gap Creek, Mrs. Bob Woodruff, Idlewild, Mrs Hamp Colvard of Obids and Mrs. George Miller of West Jefferson. Also five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He led a quiet and peaceful life making many friends and no enemies. He joined Beaver Creek Primitive Baptist Church lived in a sweet hope of the Resurrection and everlasting life.
Jennings Artie Verna Rector   11 Nov 1960 The last of a generation of good people was borne away to that shining mansion Friday, Nov 11, 1960 -- Artie Verna Rector Jennings, age 76. She was the daughter of Isom and Edna Davis Rector; was married at an early age to Alex Jennings, who preceded her in death only a few months ago. To them were born three daughters, all of whom survive -- Mrs. Alta Smith, Galax, Virginia, Mrs. Golda Cockerham, Bear, Delaware, Mrs. Vida Lowe, Bel Air, Maryland. Thirteen grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grand children also survive. She and her husband joined the church at Crab Creek in 1925. Both lived quite patient, loving Christian lives. She missed only the last service, prior to her death. Was able to go to the Association in September. (a line is cut off) to the host of friends who knew and loved her. Her lovely smile and cheerful attitude even in times of heavy burdens and heart breaking trials, reflect this little thought. "The thing that goes the farthest, Towards making life worthwhile. That costs the least and does the most, Is just a little smile. The smile that bubbles from the heart, That loves its fellow men, Will drive away the cloud of Gloom, And coax the sun again; It's full of worth and goodness, too, With many a blessing blent, It's worth a million dollars, And doesn't cost a cent." She made her home with her daughter, Alta, after the death of her husband. She will be missed so very much but the love and the radiance of her life will cast its reflections on her children and grandchildren and all who knew her. The angels are rejoicing at her coming to othe heavenly home. There to join her loved ones who have been watching and waiting for her. Her beautiful acts of mercy and help to the sick and afflicted on this earth could not be written or spoken but the halo of memory surrounds us all. Her well written epitaph should be a treasure of hope for all of the loved ones. Somewhere back of the sunset, Where the loveliness never dies, She lives in the land of glory, With the blue and gold of the skys. She had a smile for everyone, A heart as pure as gold. To those who knew and loved her, Her memory will never grow old. (note) Arta Verna Rector b Galax, Va. parents: Comodore Isom Rector and Edna Lupina Davis, grandmother: Amanda Davis, stepgrandfather, James T. Coomes, my ggrandparents. Submitted by Patience Northern
Miller Jessie Hampton 1 Nov 1888 11 Jan 1961 Jessie Hampton Miller was born November 1, 1888, died January 11, 1961, making his stay on earth 72 years, 2 months, and 10 days. He was married to Blanche Hartzog March 27, 1938. He is survived by his wife and the fol]owing sisters: Emma Miller of Rt. 2, West Jefferson, N. C., Mattie Bare of Wagoner, N. C., Maggie Miller of Idlewild and Flora Hartzog of Concord, Tenn.; two half brothers, Webb Miller of Bristol, Va., Fender Miller of Hayes, N. C. and a number of nieces and nephews and friends. Brother Miller made a profession of faith in Christ several years ago, but put off being baptized until last June when he was baptized into the fellowship of River View Primitive Baptist Church, where he was a happy, loyal and devoted member. No one was ever happier in their religion. It was a big help during his sickness to have the faith in Christ that he had. He got sick about a year ago, and during much of that time he suffered much pain. Through all his suffering he leaned heavily on his faith to carry him through. It is hard to give up one who has meant so much to his family and friends. He was one who stayed at home and worked hard but always had time to help those in need. We grieve at his passing but believe he is where all pains are gone. He said he had a home over yonder where he would be better off. So we bow in submission to the will of Him who made and loves us all. We feel our loss is his eternal gain.
Severt George 18 Mar 1866 16 Jan 1961 George Severt, the son of Jackson and Caroline Miller Severt was born March 18, 1866, departed this life 3 A. M. January 16, 1961, making his stay upon earth 94 years, 10 months and 2 days. He was married to Martha E. Miller on November 16, 1891 who preceded him in death. To this union were born ten children, one of which passed on in infancy. Brother Severt is survived by six sons, Jessie Abner Severt of West Jefferson, N. C., Gaither Severt, of Fleetwood, N. C., Avery Severt, of Roseville, Ohio, Callie Grant Severt of West Jefferson, N. C., Edward Severt of Laurel Springs, N. C., Manley Severt of Patriot, Ohio. Three daughters, Mrs. Mary Isabella Miller of N. C., Mrs. Annie Mabel S. Payne of West Jefferson, N. C. Mrs. Ida Miller of Patriot, Ohio. Three brothers who preceded him in death. Ten sisters, all of which preceded him in death except one, Mrs. Sarah Jane Mash of Jefferson, N.C., a host grandchildren and great grandchildren to mourn our loss. Brother Severt professed hope in Christ and joined Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Church in August 1915 and later became deacon of the church. Deacon Severt's deep-seated principles of Christian faith made him outstanding in the church, always an inspiration. He was firm in his belief, never deviating but always strong in expressing salvation by the grace of God. Deacon Severt's love of God's creatures won for him a warm spot in the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Deacon Severt's many thoughtful acts and kindness in regards to his personal familv can be attested to by their great loss. We feel that our loss is his eternal gain.
Maines Margaret   21 Jan 1961 Margaret Maines 97, died at her home in the Baywood vicinity in Grayson Co on Sat 21 Jan 1961. Mrs. Maines had been in declining health for some time. She was born in Alleghany County NC to the late William Watson and wife, Mrs Lucy Crouse Watson. Surviving are two daughters Mrs Myrtle Galyean and Mrs Lucy Montgomery both of Baywood, one son John Maines, Hydes, Md; 19 grandchildren, and 38 gt grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Little River Baptist Church and Interment was in the Sparta NC cemetery.
Ray Mary Jane   21 Jan 1961 Mary Jane Ray Mrs Mary Jane Ray 78 resident of Rt 2 Galax, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday 21 Jan 1961. She was born in Ashe Co NC to the late Jesse Benge and wife Mrs Rhoda Parsons Benge. She is survived by one son William L Carnett, Merchanicsville, Va, two sisters, Mrs. John Tracy, Todd, NC; Mrs Lettie Cox, Rt 2 Galax; and 3 brothers John Benge, Purlear NC; W M Benge West Jefferson NC and G F Benge Elton Md. Funeral services were conducted at Savannah Methodist Church, on the Mt Vale Charge on Monday at 2 pm by Rev C Elmer Strait. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Eastridge Lee   22 Jan 1961 Lee Eastridge, 83, resident of Rt 1, Woodlawn, died in a local hospital sunday 22 Jan 1961. He had been ill for some time. Mr Eastridge is survived by 14 children, 36 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and 1 gt-gt- grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Vaughan Guynn Chapel on Tuesday conducted by Rev Lonnie P Shaw , Rev Lee Young, and Rev R Irvin Smith. Interment was in the Bryant Cemetery. Dewey Paul Eastridge IP: 205.188.195.43 Posted on 6/25/2000 at 02:31:01 AM by Carole Eastridge Waters A memorial service for Dewey P. Eastridge, 75, of Partlow will be held at 11 a.m.Tuesday at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kathleen Work and his cousin the Rev. Roby Harold Eastridge officiating. Burial will follow the service. The family will receive friends an hour before the service. Mr. Eastridge died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Henrico Doctor's Hospital in Richmond. Born in Creston, N.C., Mr. Eastridge retired as sales manager of Stohlman Oldsmobile in Alexandria. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Amphibious Corps in the Pacific Theater. Among his decorations and awards are the Asiatic Pacific theater medal with three bronze stars, a Victory medal, Army Occupation medal and Philippine Liberation medal. A member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, he was a former member of the V.F.W. Post in Arlington. Survivors include his wife, Lorene S. Eastridge;a daughter, Vicki Lee Eastridge of Partlow, three sisters, Grace E. Knight of Spotsylvania, Edith E. Payne of Richmond, and Blanche E. Scherbarth of Milwaukee, Wis. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Lung Association, 9735 Main St. Fairfax, Va. 22031;the Heart Association, Box 824, Fredericksburg, Va. 22404;or Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 18606 Partlow Road, Beaverdam, Va. 23015. Found & Sons Funeral Home of Fredericksburg is handling the arrangements. NOTE: Dewey Eastridge was the son of Marvin C. and Ida Mae Osborne Eastridge. He was a fifth generation Ashe Countian. Mamie Virginia Woodruff Eastridge Posted on 5/5/2000 at 00:17:07 AM by Carole Eastridge Waters A funeral for Mamie Virginia Woodruff Eastridge, 79, of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Beaverdam, with Rev. Kathleen Work officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Found & Sons Funeral Home, Fredericksburg. Mrs. Eastridge died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at her home. She was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, where she was in the church choir and member of the United Methodist Women. She was the widow of William C. Eastridge. Survivors include two daughters, Sherry L. Long of Sterling and Tina R. Henry of Spotsylvania; two sons, Gerald C. Eastridge of Sterling and Robert C. Eastridge of Fairfax; three sisters, Ruby Rutherford and Fern Mullis, both of West Jefferson, NC, and Ruth Dillard of Taylorsville, NC; 13 grandchildren,; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late W. Alton Eastridge. This obit was listed in The Free Lance Star in Fredericksburg, VA 4 May 2000. Mamie was born in Idlewild, NC and married in Trade, TN. Note: In order to be genealogically correct, Robert C. Eastridge should be described as a stepson and 4 of the grandchildren and 14 of the great grandchildren are from that same step family. Arvil Dale (Jim) Ellis Obit IP: 207.87.240.14 Posted on 3/21/2000 at 08:30:21 PM by Sharon Lail Arvil Dale (Jim)Ellis, 63, of Windy Ridge Rd. North Wilkesboro, died Saturday, March 18, 2000 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Mr Ellis was born May 13, 1936, in Wilkes County to Millard and Lura Belle Pike Ellis. He was retired from the Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant. Surviving are his wife, Regina Legrend Ellis, two sons, James Arvil Ellis of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Patrick Dale Ellis of Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. three brothers, Robert Ellis, Bill Ellis, and Floyd Ellis, all of North Wilkesboro; one sister, Faye Reeves of North Wilkesboro; two half-sisters, Charmey Cleary and Isadore Bell, both of North Wilkesboro; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, at 2pm, at the Miller Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Berch Handy and an Air Force Chaplain. Burial, with full military rites conducted by the Pope Air Force Base honor guard, was held in Mountlawn Memorial Park. Posted on 3/14/2000 by Judy Alley Lee Eastridge
Vaught Ollie Thomas 11 Oct 1879 23 Jan 1961 Mrs Ollie Thomas Vaught, 81 of Wytheville, widow of the late Reece E. Vaught, of Grant, Grayson Co., died in a Wytheville convalescent home Monday 23 Jan 1961. She was born in Grant 11 Oct 1879 to the late Troy M Thomas and wife. Mrs. Vaught's husband passed away 10 Mar 1957. Surviving are one son, Edgar R. Vaught, Wytheville, four daughters Mrs. Carl T. Nash, Atlanta Ga, Mrs Kermit Haga,Flatridge; Mrs J. Russell Poff, Roanoke; and Mrs. Robert M schaefer, Rockville Md. Two sisters Mrs Pearl Young New London Pa and Mrs A. E. Adams, Pulaski. One brother O. M. Thomas Marion; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Grant Methodist Church by Rev. E. S. Mustard and a former minister Rev Buren Littreal. Interment was in the Grant Cemetery.
Graybeal Virgil E.   1 Feb 1961 Virgil E. Graybeal, fifty-three, of 724 N. Reservoir St., died in St. Joseph's Hospital at 7:15 p.m. Monday following an illness of two months. Born in Ashe County, N.C. he was the son of the late Newton F. and Caldonia Graybeal- Graybeal. He was employed in the warhouse at Armstrong Cork Co. fo 35 years. He was a member of St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife Magdalen A. Phelan-Graybeal, at home; a son, Eugene E., of Lancaster (PA); a daughter, Dorothy E. wife of S-Sgt. Richard A. Bonheim, Ellsworth Arb, Rapid City, S.D.; his step mother, Mrs. Annie Graybeal, New Providence, Pa.; and the following sisters and brothers: Mae, wife of Laurence Fisher, Manheim; Snowie, wife of James Hall, Meridian, Miss.; Earl, Lancaster; Carl, Mount Joy; Bruce, Aberdeen, Md.; Dale E., Harrisburg; Harold, Peach Bottom; and the following step sisters: Grace, wife of Clyde Mcclain, Winston Salem, N.C.; Virginia, wife of James GROFF, New Providence, and Myrtle, wife of John Waters, Lancaster, and five grandchildren.
McNeill P. T. 18 Aug 1896 23 Mar 1961 P. T. McNeill was born August 18,1896, to Gaither McNeill and Alice McMillan McNeill. He professed faith in Christ in his teens and was a faithful member of the Beaver Creek Primitive Baptist church, and helped in building the new church erected on the premises of the old one. An ordained minister, he performed many noteworthy Christian services for his community and church. He departed this life March 23, 1961 and was laid to rest in the MeNeill Cemetery at his home. Brother McNeill left behind a devoted wife and eight loving children to mourn their loss. But they have the blessed assurance that their loss is his eternal gain. Sleep on God's little ones, until your Saviour comes in the clouds of His Glory, to awaken the sleeping.
South David Andrew 17 Sep 1898 29 Jul 1961 David Andrew South was born September 17, 1898 and departed this life July 29,1961, making his stay on earth 62 years, 10 months and 12 days. He was married to Belle Severt August 26, 1924. To this union were born nine children, one daughter preceding him in death on November 4, 1943. The following survive: Robert South of Jefferson, N. C., Earl South of Hickory, N. C., Carl South of Warrensville, N. C., Ray South of Morehead City, N. C., Len South of Jacksonville, N. C., Wade, Margaret, Juanita of the home and 11 grand children. He leaves a father, Dickie South, three brothers and two sisters, Alonza South of Wilbar, N. C., Caul South of Lenoir, N. C., Howard South of West Jefferson, N. C., Mrs. Alan Sheets of Fleetwood, N. C., Mrs. Council Miller of Baltimore, Md. He had been in declining health 19 years and bedfast for 16 months. Brother South made a profession in Christ and joined Beaver Creek Primitive Baptist Church May 18, 1960. He was then baptised May 23, 1960. Brother South read his Bible daily for 16 years and he loved to hear the hymns and prayers of his fellowmen. He left a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. We feel our loss is his eternal gain.
Richardson Bertha Kilby 3 Mar 1880 15 Aug 1961 Bertha Kilby Richardson, daughter of Elder T. H. and Marinthia Kilby, was born March 3,1880 and departed this life August 15, 1961, making her stay on earth 81 years, 5 months, and 12 days. She was married to Luther Richardson, who preceded her in death. To this union were born 10 children, Maude Testerman of Holt wood. Pa., Edna Sexton of Marion, Va., Bradley, Fred, Kyle, Dwight, and Wade, all of Rugby, Va., Herman of Bel Air, Md., and Dougal and an infant who preceded her in death. She professed a hope and joined Big Helton Primitive Baptist Church around 60 years ago and remained a faithful and dedicated member until death. Surviving are 8 children, 21 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, 3 sisters: Mattie Owen of Pequca, Pa., Ala McGuire of Boone, N. C., and Charity Reeves of West Jefferson, N. C.; 6 brothers: Millard of Peach Bottom, Pa., Elder Charlie of Galax, Va., Gaither of West Jefferson, N. C., Elder Webb of Rock, W. Va., Carl and Preston of Marion, Va. She was a kind and good mother and neighbor. She will be greatly missed. She was so patient through all her long suffering. We will all miss her and greatly but we feel our loss is Heaven's gain.
Johnson Ida Mae 13 Dec 1896 25 Dec 1961 Ida Mae Johnson was born December 13, 1896, departed this life December 25, 1961, making her stay on earth 65 years and 12 days. She was united in marriage to Adolpus Marion Johnson 19th day of November 1915. To this union was born five children. Mrs. Edna York, Freeman, W. Va.; Mrs. Lillie Hodge, Switchback, W. Va.; Mr. Paul Johnson, Warrensville, N. C.; and Roscoe Johnson, West Jefferson, N. C. One son, Charlie, died in infancy. One half brother, Rev. Frank Tucker; 21 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. She united with the North Fork Primitive Baptist Church about 37 years ago. Where she remained a most faithful member until her death. It is hard to give one up who has meant so much to her family and friends, and to the community. We feel our loss is Heaven's gain.
Caudill George W.   9 Feb 1962 George Washington Caudill, 97, of Glendale Springs, N.C. died February 9, 1962, at his home after a brief illness. He was born in Ashe county to Jerry Caudill and Mary Koontz Caudill. His wife, the former Rosie Severt, died in 1961. Surviving are six sons, Ted and Todd Caudill, both of Glendale Springs, N. C.; Robert Caudill of Powell, Wyo.; Felix Caudill of Columbus, Ohio.; Darius Caudill of Concord, N. C.; Ed Caudill of Greensboro, Md.; and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Burgess of West Jefferson, N. C. Mr. Caudill was a member of Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Church for 50 years. His deep-seated principles of Christian faith made him outstanding in the church, never deviating but always strong in expressing salvation by the Grace of God. He is missed by all, but we feel our loss is His Eternal Gain.
Mash George Robert   2 Aug 1963 George Robert Mash, 86 of Fleetwood, N. C. Died August 2, 1963, at the home of Gaither Severt. He had been in declining health for about three year, seriously ill for 2 weeks. He was united in marriage to Ida Miller, who preceded him in death. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. G. Severt, of Fleetwood, N. C.; Mrs. R. C. Oliver, of North Wilkesboro, N. C.; Mrs. J. H. Severt, of West Jefferson, N. C.; one son. Mr. Donald Mash, of Glendale Springs, N. C.; 21 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great- grandchildren. He united with the Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Church, July 26, 1961. Due to sickness he was never able to attend church, but was always mindful of his profession. He is missed by all, we feel our loss is his eternal gain.
McClure James Ezra   15 Apr 1964 James Ezra McClure, 80 of Drumore, Lancaster County, died at his home on Wednesday, April 15. He was the husband of Myrtle Stuart McClure. A native of Ashe County, N.C. he was a son of the late Newton and Lina Kerby-McClure. He had lived in this area for 40 years. He was a charter member and deacon of the Wrightsdale Baptist Church. Mr. McClure was a road supervisor in Drumore Township for 24 years. He was also a retired farmer. He is surviveed by the following children: Edward R., of Peach Bottom (PA); Louise L., wife of Charles Linden of Millville, N.J.; Carl H. of Drumore; Mary E., wife of Harry Overton of Lancaster (PA) ; Hazel, wife of Emil Roth of Lancaster; Elsie P., wife of Charles Booth of Drumore; Emory L. and Henry B. at home; Rochelle E., wife of Luther Sinclair of New Holland (PA); Virginia, wife of Robert Herr of Lancaster; Mildred, wife of Clarence Gay of York (PA); a sister, Mrs. Ada Brooks of Lansing, N.C.; 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cauffman Funeral Home, Oxford, with the Rev. Hubert Henley officiating. Interment was in Little Britain Cemetery.
Bullins Brian Mark   10 Sep 1965 Brian Mark Bullins, 36, of Galax, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, in Independence.He was born Sept. 10, 1965, in Galax to Paul Dean and Eleanor Joyce Sensabaugh Bullins.Survivors include his parents, Paul and Joyce Bullins of Galax; his grandmother, Mary Reynolds of Galax; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Teresa Bullins of Galax; one niece; and one nephew.A funeral was held Wednesday at Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home with burial in the Felts Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Ted Bartlett officiated.
Weaver Wiley Elmer   19 Jan 1966 Brother Elmer Weaver, 67, of Maybeury, departed this life Jan. 19. 1966. He joined Welch [Primitive Baptist] Church by letter July 25, 1942, from the North Fork Church in the Senter Association. He was a decon in Welch Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lessie Edith Jones Weaver; four daughters, Mrs. Velma Buckman and Mrs. Elizabeth Riley of Bridgeton, N.J., Mrs. Ruth Jeffers of Carney Point, N.J., and Mrs. Helen Thompson of Point Pleasant [WV]; one son Wiley Vance Weaver of Dallas, Texas; three sisters Mrs. Maggie Johnson and Mrs. Elmer Johnson of West Jefferson, N.C., and Mrs. Earl Jones of Maybeury [WV]; two brothers Henry and Ben Weaver of Kennett Square, Pa.; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Cravens Funeral Home Chapel with Elder G. D. Roten officiating. The children have lost a good Father, his wife a good husband, and the church a good member. We feel our loss is eternal gain.
Taylor Owen Osborne   15 Nov 1966 Owen Osborne Taylor Stayton (Oregon)- Owen Osborne Taylor, 81, of West Stayton, died Tuesday night at a Silverton nursing home. Born in Surry, NC, he was a retired furniture builder when he came to West Stayton eight years ago from Lambsburg, VA. He leaves a widow, Josie (Bartlett, his 2nd wife); sons Whitfeild and Ralph of West Stayton, Roy of North Santiam (Oregon), Carroll of Aumsville (Oregon), Forrest of Ft. Worth, TX, and Paul of Lambsburg; daughters Mrs. Betty Dalton (first name Ila) and Mrs. Janie Whitfield of Galax, VA, Mary Taylor of Newark, NJ, Mrs. Nina Haumacher of Lambsburg and Mrs. Lillian Poplin of West Stayton(Oregon); brother Owen Taylor of Greensboro, NC; 51 Grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Services will be at 2 pm at Weddle Chapel with Rev. Wesley Lawrence and Rev. Lloyd Birks officiating. Interment will be at Lone Oak Cemetery (Stayton, Oregon) Date of death was 15 Nov 1966.
Taylor Della 26 Jun 1893 11 Dec 1967 Della Lineberry Taylor, 74, of 1614 Glenside Drive, Greensboro, NC., a native and former resident of this section and wife of Owen T. Taylor, died in a Greensboro hospital Monday, December 11, 1967. She was born in Carroll County June 26, 1893 to Pete and Fannie Horton Lineberry. Also surviving are six sons, Dennie Taylor, Willie Taylor, and McKinley Taylor, Greensboro; Alonzo Taylor, Galax; the Rev. Roy Taylo, Danville, and Robert Taylor, Cocoa, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. James Wilson, Summerfield, NC, and Mrs. Posey Funk, Fries; four brothers, Joe Lineberry, Woodlawn; Willie Lineberry and Mont Lineberry, Collinsville, and Roby Lineberry, Fries; and two sisters, Mrs. Guy Hawkins, Collinsville, and Mrs. John Stewart, Speedwell. Funeral services were conducted at 2 pm Wednesday at Providence Methodist Church on the Spring Valley Circuit, by the Rev. E. R. Allison, pastor of the church, and the Rev. G. William Kilday, pastor of the Gladeville- Mt. Olivet Charge. Interment was in the church cemetery. The body rested at Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home until time for removal to be placed in the church one hour before the services.
Powers Rev. Dr. Everette William 18 Dec 1905 19 Jan 1973 Everette William Powers was born December 18, 1905 and reared near Lansing, North Carolina. He attended various schools and colleges and was graduated from Marion College, Marion, Indiana. He earned the Th.B., B.D., Th.D., and Ph.D. in Psychology. In his early ministry he conducted revival crusades in Virginia, Indiana, North Carolina and West Virginia. He was pastor of Beaver First Baptist Church for twenty-one years in Raleigh County, West Virginia. He held several pastorates in West Virginia. Returning to his native county in 1962 he served Old Fields, Friendship and Phoenix Baptist Churches. It was his lifelong desire to return to his native county where God called him to salvation and the ministry at the age of seventeen from a hillside corn field near Lansing, North Carolina. Near the end of World War II he served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of West Jefferson and taught school because of the short supply of teachers at the Lansing and West Jefferson schools. During the years 1944-1948 and 1962-1973 Rev. Powers taught numerous Bible courses, Bible Schools and preached revivals in the churches of the Ashe Baptist Association. He was well known for his ability, dedication and service, all of which he used for the good of his fellowman and the glory of God. He went to be with his Lord on January 19, 1973, having just returned from a trip to Israel which had been a lifelong dream. Mr. Powers was married to Miss Eva Ruth Butner of Greensboro, North Carolina and they have six children.
Emerson Willie Bane 20 Aug 1905 11 Mar 1977 Willie Bane Emerson, 71, of Mouth of Wilson, Va., passed away Friday, March 11, 1977 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem. Mr. Emerson was a member of Wolf Knob Separate Baptist Church. Rev. Rex Hall, Rev. Bud Pugh and Rev. Carl Haga officiated at the burial in Haw-Orchard Cemetery. Mr. Emerson was born in Ashe county August 20, 1905 to Larry and Laura Duvall Emerson. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Charmie Osborne Emerson, of the home; 4 daughters, Mrs. Stella Sheets, of Chilhowie, Va., Mrs. Maxine Fiorentino, of Honey Brook, Pa., Mrs. Janet Thomas and Mrs. Lenna Carter, both of Marion, Va.; 5 sons, Raymond, of Avondale, Pa., James, of Kennett Square, Pa., Bruce, of Abington, Va., Larry and Ralph, of Marion, Va.; 4 sisters, Mrs. John Brooks and Mrs. Byarm Spencer, both of Avondale, Pa., Mrs. Staley Pennington, of Chuhowie, Va., Mrs. Chester Testerman, of Grassy Creek; 2 brothers, Roe Emerson and Joe Emerson, both of Grassy Creek; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Tedder Gordon Lester 9 Sep 1915 3 Aug 1977 Gordon Lester Tedder was born Sept. 9, 1915 and departed this life Aug. 3, 1977. Making his stay on earth sixty-one years, ten months and twenty-five days. He was a member of Bethel Seperate Baptist Church, and was a faithful member until death. He is survived by his wife, Georgia Powers Tedder, and one daughter, JoAnn Hurley. He was a loving husband and father and he is greatly missed. But we know our loss is his eternal gain, and we'll meet him in Heaven where we'll never part any more. Written by Georgia Tedder, JoAnn Hurley
Church Mamie Eller 7 Jun 1902 6 Jun 1978 Sister Mamie Eller Church was born June 7, 1902 and departed this life on June 6,1978. Making her stay on earth 75 years, 11 months and 30 days. She was married to Dewey Church on March 16,1942. She leaves her husband, one daughter, Georgie Lea Poe; four grandchildren, two sisters, Hattie Roten and Arie Mitchel; three brothers, Frank, Wiley and Sidney Eller. Also two step children, Dennis Church, Hazel Eldreth and nine step grand-children together with a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss. She professed faith in Christ and joined Sugar Tree Separate Baptist Church in August 1938 to which she remained a loyal and faithful member until death. The quite christian life she lived in her community is a monument to her devotion to Christ and an inspiration to all that knew her. Although we mourn her loss we feel that the suffering she endured is finished and she is now enjoying that joy and peace that He has prepared for all that love and serve Him. Written By A Friend
Houk Callie Donia 30 Aug 1875 10 Oct 1978 The [Galax] Gazette, Monday October 23, 1978 Mrs Callie Houk, 103 dies near Independence. Mrs. Callie D. Houk,, after having reached the advanced old age of 103 years, died at her home in the Pine Mountain section, a few miles north of here, early Thursday morning, October 19, 1978. She is the widow of Floyd Winton Houk and she reached her 103rd birthday August 30, 1978. Mrs. Houk was born in Grayson County, August 30, 1875, the daughter of a Primitive Baptist minister, Elder Peter Kenly Roberts, and Mrs Margaret Evelyn Stroupe Roberts. She had three brother who were Primitive Baptist ministers - Elders Garfield, Coy and Steve Roberts. She was the last surviving member of her family. Early in life she was married to Floyd Winton Houk. Nine children were born to them, four of whom survivie her, as follows: Mrs. Flora Smith, Woodlawn, Mrs. Ruth Cassell, Mrs Laura Hamah Lineberry and Steve Houk, all of Independence. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 62 great-great-granschildren. Her husband died July 16, 1918, she having been a widow for 60 years. She lived throughoutall these years with her son, Steve Houk. Johnson Houk and Steve Houk, who lived many years ago near Spring Valley, on the Briar Patch Mountain, were uncles of Winton Houk, and presumably, were brothers of Fielden Houk, his father. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 21, at Pilgrim's Rest Primitive Baptist Church by Elder O. A. Harris. Internment followed in the church cemetery. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, was in charge of arrangements. Submitted by Thomas L. Houk
Emerson Larry Woodrow (Roe) 19 Mar 1913 16 Aug 1980 Larry Woodrow Emerson was born, March 19, 1913 and passed away August 16, 1980. Making his stay on earth 67 years, 5 months and 28 days. He was married to Hattie Waddell Emerson March 24,1931. To this union was born 2 daughters and 5 sons. One son (Edison) preceded him in death. Surviving are Virginia Elliott - Grassy Creek, N.C., Bernice Farmer - Marion, Va., Buddy Emerson - Whitetop, Va., Stephen Emerson - Jefferson, N.C., Rex Emerson - West Jefferson, N.C., Mark Emerson - Independence, Va., also are surviving are 4 sisters. Tressie Brooks, Pearlie Spence both of Avondale, Pa., Hassie Testerman - Grassy Creek, N.C., Ola Pennington - Chilhowie, Va. One brother, Joe Emerson - Mouth of Wilson, Va. and 5 grandchildren, also a host of other relatives and friends. Roe was a farmer by profession. He was a hard working man, making a good living for his family and himself. Roe lived from childhood and throughout his lifetime a quiet, peaceable, honest and good citizen in his community and loved by all who knew him. In early life he made a profession of faith in Christ, was a charter member of Wolf Knob Church and helped in forming the Christian Unity Association. He was a licensed minister for many years and clerk in the Church. He was faithful to the church in attendance and support. Just before leaving the world, he made the statement, "Don't let the little church go down". We believe if Roe could speak today he would say as the poet did: Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me, And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to Sea, For though from out, our bourne of time and place, the flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot, face to face, when I have crossed the bar. We look forward to seeing him again, when we receive our call, thus to seperate no more.
Barnes Earnie 5 Aug 1926 19 Nov 1980 Bro. Earnie Barnes was born August 5, 1926 and met his reward Nov.19, 1980. Making his stay on earth 53 years, 2 months and 14 days. Bro. Earnie was a faithful member to the Mouth of Wilson Seperate Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon, Sunday School Superintendant and Treasurer. Such a meek man as Bro. Earnie will be missed in our church and association. We believe our loss is Heaven's gain.
Eldreth Laura Clemingtine 10 May 1889 4 Jul 1981 Laura Clemingtine Eldreth was born May 10, 1889 and departed this life July 4,1981, making her stay on earth 92 years 1 month and 24 days. Her husband John Eldreth preceded her in death. She is survived by 1 sister, Virgie Eldreth, several nieces and nephews, and many friends and neighbors. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Pleasant Home Christian Unity Baptist Church, to which she remained faithful as long as her health permitted. Laura was an old fashioned neighbor, well thought of in her community, as you could tell from the many who came to pay their respects at her death, even after a lengthy illness. Toiling and suffering are over for this sister in the Lord, but we who remain can rejoice because of the hope, that sweet rest, and eternal joy, are hers in heaven.
Dalton Ila Elizabeth 18 Jan 1907 27 Jun 1984 Mrs. Ila Elizabeth Dalton, 77, Stockyard Road, Galax, died Wednesday, June 27, 1984, in Twin County Community Hospital. She was born in Surry County Jan. 18, 1907 to Osborne Taylor and Maggie Donithan Taylor. She is survived by her Husband, W. M. "Bill" Daltonfive daughters, Mrs. Mae Baumgardner, Mrs. Mildred Vaughan, and Mrs. Betty Edwards, all of Galax.; Mrs. Twila Mace, Elkin, NC, and Mrs. Greta Absher, Kingsport, Tenn.; four sons, A. L. "Sonny" Bean, Danny Bean, and Joe Dalton, all of Galax, and Billy Bean, Elkin, NC; six step children, 24 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Janie Whitfield and Mrs. Nina Haumacher, both of Galax, and Mrs. Mary Balcerzak, Stuarts Draft; and two brothers, Redgie Taylor and Whit Taylor, both of Oregon. The funeral will be held today (Friday, June 29) at 2 pm in St Joseph Catholic Church. Father Merritt Jones and the Rev. F. E. Jennings will officiate. Burial will be in the Galax City Cemetery. Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Phipps Virgil H. 26 Jul 1909 5 Aug 1986 In Memory of Virgil H. PHIPPS Virgil Harrison PHIPPS was born July 26, 1909 to Ben and Maude PORTER PHIPPS in Rugby, Virginia. He departed this life August 5, 1986, after an illness lasting 12 years. He was married to Edna JOHNSON on January 16, 1932. To this union were born two children: Dorothy GOAD of Roanoke, Va., and Mack WILLIAMS of Rural Hall, N.C. Virgil has two sisters, Elsie WADDELL of Grassy Creek and Sadie WEISS of Vernon, Florida. He has four granchildren. He professed a faith in Christ in 1953 and was baptized in Pleasant Home CHurch and later ordained as a deacon into the church where he remained a faithful member until death. For several years, Virgil was afflicted with emphysema but he bore his illness with patience and without complaining "Why me?" Virgil started in life poor but by hard work and economy he accumulated enough to own a nice farm and a good home. He loved his family and always provided well for the comfort and well being for each member. He was faithful to his church as long as he was able to go. He supported it financially and spiritually. If any work needed to be done around the church grounds you could always find Virgil there helping with work and the finances. All who knew Virgil would agree that he was one of the best neighbors and always ready to lend a helping hand. Through his kindness, honesty and truthfulness, he won the love, respect and admiration of all who knew him. In Revelations 14:13, we are told "Blessed (or happy) are the dead which died in the Lord; they rest from their labours,: and in II Corin. 5:8, "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." From the life of Virgil lived and the evidence he left behind, we know he is enjoying the beauty of that eternal home with his Lord. Although he will be greatly missed by his loved ones and many friends, we are not to grieve as those that have no hope, but glad we were privileged to know him for so many years."
Miller Bobby G.   13 May 1988 The Aegis, Harford Co, MD Thursday, May 19, 1988; page A-16 Bobby G. Miller, 41, of North Beach Park, MD, formerly of Darlington, died on Friday, May 13 at Anne Arundel General Hospital in Annapolis after a short illness. Born in Ashe County, NC, he was a son of Adolphus and Effie (Jones) Miller of Darlington. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Christopher Miller and Davied Miller, both of Port Deposit; a daughter, Rhonda Maygold, also of Port Deposit; four grandchildren, four brothers, John Miller of Port Deposit, Burce Miller of Darlington, Smith Miller of Woodstock, VA, and James Miller of Darlington; three sisters, Mary Jones of Darlington, Rosie Mitzel of Sudlersville, MD and Barbara Miller of Randallstown, MD. He was preceded in death by his brother, Clyde Miller of West Jefferson, NC. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 16 at Harkins Funeral Home, Inc. Delta, with Rev. Ed Weaver officiating, assisted by Rev. Roger D. Moore. Interment was in Darlington Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Russell, Daniel Myers, Sam Merryman, George Phipps, Mike Warfield, and Ronnie Byrd.
Gilley Vaughn   16 May 1988 The Aegis, Harford Co, MD Thursday, May 19, 1988; page A-16 Vaughan Gaither Gilley, 72, of Perryman died on Monday, May 16 at New Castle VAMC in Delaware. He was the husband of Lottie (Houck) Gilley. Born in West Jefferson, NC, he was the son of the late Robert and Victoria (Beamon) Gilley. Mr. Gilley was retired from Interspace Pipe Company, Perryman, as a truck driver. He served in the United States Army during World War II. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, Gaither Gilley of Colora, MD., Gerald Gilley of New Castle, Del., Samuel Gilley of Baltimore, David Gilley of Bel Air, and Michael Trimble of Perryman; seven daughters, Elizabeth Jones of Aberdeen, Mary Gordon of Barstow, Cal., Suzanne Visser of North East, Nancy Hawkins of LaGrange, NC., Peggy Gilley of Baltimore, Patricia L. Walker of Aberdeen, and Jeanne Baker of Havre de Grace; 31 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Grant Gilley of Forest Hills; three sisters, Ruth Gilley of Bel Air, Grace Sharp of Kennett Square, Pa., and Mabel Jones of Bel Air. Services will be held in Upper Room Gospel Tabernacle Church in Joppa on Thursday (today), May 19, 11 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Perry D. Grose, Sr., Rev. Perry D. Grose, Jr., and Rev Johnny Ray Grose. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Bel Air. Friends were to have called at the Howard K. McComas III Funeral Home, P.A., Abingdon on Wednesday, May 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Gilley, Dean Wilkins, Robert Sliver, Perry O. Gros, Jr, Johnny Grose, and Greg Gilley. This is my grandfather. He was first married to Iva Juanita Houck (a sister to Lottie Rae), who died in Maryland and is buried in Ashe Co NC. The following are actually children of Lottie Rae, and step-children of Vaughn Gilley - Michael Trimble, Patricia Walker, Suzanne Visser, and Jeanne Baker. The pallbearers (except for the Grose boys) are all grandsons of Vaughn Gilley. -- Posted on 5/22/2000 by Dawn Bastounes
Sizemore William H.   19 May 1988 William H. Sizemore The Aegis, Harford Co, MD Thursday, May 19, 1988; page A-16 William H. Sizemore, 79, or Conowingo died on Monday, May 9, at North Charles General Hospital, in Baltimore. He was the husband of the late Caroline P. (Workman) Sizemore. Mr. Sizemore was born in White Sulphur Springs, W. VA., a son of the late William H. and Lucy (Reynolds) Sizemore. He was a retired superintendent of Susquehanna State Park. He is survived by three children, Flossie S. Songer of Charlestown, W.VA., Harold H. Sizemore of Tucson, Ariz., and William A. Sizemore of Reisterstown, MD; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and eight brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held on Saturday, may 14 at the Harkins Funeral Home, Inc, Delta, PA. Rev. Larry Summers officiated. Interment was in Bel Air Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were officers of the Maryland Forest Park and Wildlife Service: Richard Kasmaric, Donald Gaver, Michael Browning, Bruce Wilkins, Jeffrey Ruark, and John Norbeck.
Weaver Carner Anderson   19 May 1988 Carner Anderson Weaver The Aegis, Harford Co, MD Thursday, May 19, 1988; page A-16 Carner Anderson Weaver, 78, of Edgewood died on Wednesday, May 11 at the Perry Point VAMC. He was the husband of Cora (Davis) Weaver. Born in Lansing, NC., he was the son of the late William Cranville and Lula (Medley) Weaver. Mr. Weaver was a dairy farmer in the Conowingo area for many years. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the VFW. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, James E. Weaver of Street, Norman B. Weaver of Stanardsville, VA., William Weaver of Dundalk, Tommy Weaver, Jr. of Bel Air, and Robert Jennings of Virginia; four daughters, Wanda P. White, Peyton I. Sheets, and Margaret L. Sullivan, all of Edgewood, Janet Meade of Aberdeen; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hoyle Weaver of Taneytown,Md. and Marvin L. Weaver of Darlington; and a sister Clara Sturgil of Elkton. Services were held on Saturday, May 14, at the Howard K. McComas III Funeral Home, P.A., Abingdon, Rev. Roger Moore and Rev. Gerald Williams officiating. Interment was in the Bel Air Memorial Gardens. The pall bearers were Thomas L. White, Jr., Richard Allen White, William E. Sheets, Norman B. Weaver II, Robert Jennings, and David Sheets.
Whitaker Ada Margaret 1 Jun 1914 23 Jun 1990 Ada Margaret Whitaker, 76, of Rt. 1, Woodlawn, died Saturday, June 23, 1990, at her home in Woodlawn. She was born in Alleghany County, N.C., June 1, 1914, to Steve Delp and Mallie Orsborne Delp. Surviving her are her husband, Arthur Whitaker; five sons, James Franklin Whitaker, Woodlawn, and Jesse Mack Whitaker, Jerry Lee Whitaker, Joseph Eugene Whitaker, all of Galax; three daughters, Judy Smith and Jearleen Sizemore, both of Galax, and Janet Hill, Lawsonville, N.C., one sister, Myrtle Stilwell, Oxford, Pa; 21 grandchildren; one step grandchild; two great-grandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. June 26 in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home chapel, with Elder Austin Goodwin and the Rev. Robert Phipps officiating. Interment took place in Monta Vista Memory Gardens.
McMillan Ruby Edith Reeves 23 Oct 1901 19 Dec 1990 Winston-Salem Journal, 21 Dec 1990 Mouth of Wilson, VA - Mrs. Ruby Edith Reeves McMillan, 89, of the Grassy Creek Community and Jefferson, N.C., passed away Wednesday night at her residence in Jefferson, N.C. She was the widow of A. H. McMillan. Born October 23, 1901 in Mouth of Wilson, VA to W. F. and Cora Smith Reeves, she was a retired school teacher, having taught 45 years in Ashe and Alleghany County School System. She was a graduate of Duke University and a member of the Grassy Creek United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Robert M. Gambill of Wilkesboro, N.C. and Mrs. Sidney B. Gambill of Jefferson, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Grassy Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. R. J. Starling and the Rev. Peter Parrish officiating. Interment will be in the Senter Cemetery at Nathan's Creek, N.C. The body is at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral home in Independence, VA and will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Senter Cemetery, c/o Mr. Bobby Absher, Crumpler, N.C. or to the Grassy Creek United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Paul T. Graybeal, Mouth of Wilson, VA. Friends may call at the residence in Jefferson, N.C. at any time. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence, VA is in charge of arrangments.
Griffith Nancy Lowe   9 May 1991 A funeral for Mrs. Nancy Lowe Griffith, 49, of Cobbs Creek, was held 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews. She died Thursday, May 9, 1991 in Riverside regional Medical Center, Newport News. Mrs. Griffith, a native of Low Gap, NC, had spent most of her life in Mathews. She was founder of the Mathews Horse and Pony Club; operator of the Triple B Riding School, was a horse show judge, and was a leader with Mathews 4-H clubs. She was self-employed as an agent for Mary Kay Cosmetics, and was a school bus driver in Mathews for 10 years. Survivors include her husband, Harvey Griffith; three daughters, Lori Mountford of Dutton, Annette Haywood of Mathews and Debbie Bohannon of Topping; her mother, Nina Wagoner Lowe of Seaford; two sisters Andrea Pitcher of Merritt Island, Fla., and Rebecca Mohler of Daleville Al., and 5 grandchildren. The service was conducted by the Rev. David Smith. Burial was in H. C. Smither Cemetery, Hudgins. Pall bearers were Horace Phillips, Bill Ligon, Marvin R. Griffith, Eugene Griffith, Gene Griffith and Joseph Griffith Jr. The family has requested that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Hospice Unit of Riverside Regional Medical Center, the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad or the Mathews volunteer Fire Department. (Note): Nina Lowe's parents: James Waggoner, and Pearl Rebecca Coomes of Alleghany Co., Glade Creek Twp., NC. grand parents: Wiley Albert Coomes and Nancy Carico of Edmonds, NC.
Barker Harry H., III   9 Aug 1991 Harry H. Barker, III, age 45 of 9373 Glade Valley Rd. Ennice, N.C., died Monday, August 9, 1999, at the Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax, Va. He is survived by his wife: Diane Edwards Barker of the home; one daughter: Jessica Barker of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law: Harry, IV and Donna Barker of Atlanta, Ga. and Chad and Charise Barker of Columbia, S.C.; one granddaughter: Haley Barker of Columbia; one sister and brother-in-law: Mollie and Tommy Harris of Raleigh, N.C.; and two step- children: Amber Hampton of the home and Brandon Edwards of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Camp Zion Missionary Methodist Church in Galax, with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the funeral services to lie-in-state. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 P.M., Tuesday evening, at the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Alleghany High School Athletic Department or the Sparta Elementary School Athletic Department.
Canter Jimmy, Rev.   10 Jan 1992 The Rev. Jimmy Canter 45, of 103 Ester Street, Bristol, Tenn. died Friday, Jan.10,1992 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a member of Shakesville Tabernacle. He was an employee of Tri-Cities Industrial Builders, Inc. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Olive Swygert Canter, one son, Jim R. Canter, Bristol, Tenn.,one daughter, Jennifer Canter of the home. His parents, Mr.and Mrs. William H. Canter, Bristol: six sisters, Mary Ann Houser, Bristol, Va., Shirley Cadle, Glade Spring, Betty Tittle, Blountville, Brenda Canter, and Bessie Parsons, both of Granite Falls, N.C.,and Louise Miller, Abingdon: seven brothers, Jackie Canter, Jerry Canter, Clifford Canter, Johnny Canter, Ronnie Canter, Robert Canter, and Bobby Canter, of Bristol: one grandson, and several nieces, and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
Blaylock Orville R   8 Jan 1993 Orville R.Blaylock,88,of 155 Kilgore Drive,Bristol,Va.died Friday,Jan.8,1993 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Washington County,Va.,and was a retired U.S. Postal Service Worker with 32 years of service was former president and state officer of the Woodman of the World Ironwood Camp No.269. He was a member and deacon of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife,Mary Hutton Blaylock; 3 sons,the Rev.George R.Blaylock,Bristol,Va.,Rev.Donald Lynn Blaylock,Louisville,Ky.,and Dr. W. Kenneth Blaylock, Richmond:6 grandchildren, one step grand child,4 great grand children,and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge.
Luken Cleo Coomes 5 Aug 1903 25 Mar 1993 Cleo Coomes Luken, 89, Radliff, formerly of Campbellsville, (Ky.) Daughter of the late Anderson Jasper Coomes and Susan Hall Coomes, was born in Grayson Co., Virginia Aug. 5, 1903. She died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 1993, in Radcliff, (Ky.) due to an Illness. She was a retired schoolteacher for the Taylor County Board of Education and a member of the Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, (Ky.) She was married to Henry G. Luken, who preceded her in death March 7, 1968. Luken is survived by two sons, Henry G. Luken Jr., Jackson, Miss, and Leo C. Luken, Elizabethtown, (Ky.) six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one son, John Luken, in infancy. Graveside service was at ll a.m., Saturday, March 27 at the Brookside Cemetery in Campbellsville by Dr. lJ. Chester Badgett. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Severns Valley Baptist Church, Campbellsville Baptist Church, or Helping Hand, which may be made at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville was in charge of the arrangements. (Note): Anderson Jasper Coomes was the brother of James Alexander Coomes who married Malinda Hall, sister to Susan Hall, uncle Jasper's wife Susan. Their father was James T. Coomes and Amanda Davis. Info from Patience Northern
Whitaker James F. 8 Nov 1936 17 Jan 1994 James F. Whitaker, 57 James Franklin Whitaker, 57, of Woodlawn, died Monday, Jan 17, 1994, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salem. He was born Nov 8, 1936, in Sparta, N.C., to Arthur and Ola Whitaker. Survivors include two sons, James Wright Whitaker and Jason Franklin Whitaker, both of Galax; one step-daughter, Brenda Carpenter of Patterson; three sisters, Jearleen Sizemore and Judy Wright, both of Galax and Jet Hill of Kernersville, N.C.; four brothers, Jesse Mack Whitaker, Jerry Lee Whitaker, Joseph Eugene Whitaker, and Joe Thomas Whitaker, all of Galax; his father, Arthur Whitaker of Woodlawn; one grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. There are a couple of errors in this obit. 1. James' mother is Ada Margaret Delp Whitaker, NOT Ola 2. James Wright Whitaker's name is wrong. It is actually James William Whitaker, NOT James Wright.
Whitaker Arthur Floyd 10 Mar 1912 3 Jul 1994 Arthur Floyd Whitaker, 82, of Galax, died Sunday, July 3, 1994, at Twin County Community Hospital in Galax. He was born March 10, 1912, in Sparta, N.C., to Isaac Whitaker and Meldora Sexton Whitaker. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Jearleen and John Sizemore and Judy and Timmy Wright, all of Glax and Janet and Ray Hill of Kernersville, N.C.; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Jesse Mack Whitaker, Jerry Lee Whitaker, Joseph Eugene and Patsy Whitaker and Joe Thomas and Sheila Whitaker, all of Galax; two sisters, Peggy Choate and Ruth Tolliver, both of Sparta, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; seven great- grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. A funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Monta Vista Memory Gardens. The Rev. Robert Phipps officiated.
Taylor Whitfield Anderson 2 Nov 1919 3 Aug 1994 Whitfield Anderson Taylor Nov. 2, 1919 - Aug. 3 1994 Aumsville (Oregon)- Whitfield Anderson Taylor, 74, died Wednesday in Stayton. He was born in Galax, VA. He served in the Army during World War II. He had lived in Aumsville since 1961. He managed a farm in the Cloverdale area.His Hobbies included hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Lucy (Pennington), were married in Marion, VA. Survivors include his wife, daughters, Barbara Jeann Galyean of Booneville, NC, Brenda Gay Jelvic of Mehama (Oregon), Coleen Susan McMullenof Turner (Oregon); sons, Jesse Wayne Taylor and Allen Whitfield Taylor both of Salem (Oregon), and Brandon Gayle Taylor of Baker City (Oregon); brothers Redgieof Turner, Ralph and Carroll, both of Aumsville, and Forrest of Washington; sisters, Janie Whitfield and Nina Haumacher, both of Galax, VA, Mary Balcerzak of Roanake, VA, and Lillian Poplin of Aumsville, 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services will begin at 2 pm Monday in Weddle mortuary. Interment will be in Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton.
Taylor Josie 30 Sep 1897 19 Mar 1995 Josie Verner (Bartlett) Taylor, 97, died March 19, 1995 in Salem, OR. She was born in Carroll County, VA on Sept. 30, 1897. She was a housewife. She married Osborne in Galax, Va. in 1930. He preceded her in death in 1966. She moved to Oregon in 1959, and had lived in Aumsville for 36 years. She was a member of the South Salem Nazarene Church. Her hobbies included gardening and cooking for her family. Survivors include her daughters, Lillian Poplin of Aumsville and Thelma Bullins and Gladys Vaughan of Galax, Va.; sons Forrest Taylor of Lacey, Washington, Carroll Taylor and Ralph Taylor, both of Stayton; brothers Gene Bartlett of Sparta, NC; Mack Bartlett and Glen Bartlett both of Galax, VA; sister, Jane Trimble of Galax, VA; 30 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Services were held March 23 in the South Salem Nazarene Church. Interment was in Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton. The family suggests contributions in her memory be made to the church.
Houser Mary Ann   5 Aug 1995 Mary Ann Houser, 42 of 13009 Kingmill Pike, Bristol, Va. died Saturday, Aug.5,1995 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol, an In Home Health Care Worker, and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Billy B.Houser, two daughters, Katherine B. Thompson,and Melissa Ann Houser, both of Bristol, one son, Billy Wayne Houser, Bristol. Five sisters, Brenda Canter and Bessie Parson, both of Granite Falls, N.C., Shirley Cadle, Glade Spring, Betty Tittle, Blountville, and Louise Miller, Bristol, Tnn. seven brothers: Jackie Canter, Ronnie Canter, Clifford Canter, Johnny Canter, Robert Canter, Bobby Canter, and Jerry Canter, all of Bristol. Six grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. Mary Ann was proceeded in death by her son, G. Allen Houser, July 22, 1995, and two brothers, Jimmy Canter and Allen Canter.
Pugh William Fred 20 Feb 1898 1 Feb 1996 William Fred Pugh, 97, was remembered at funeral services held Feb. 5 at the Badger Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Fred Jennings, Rev. Jimmy Warden and Rev. Jack Pugh officiated. Interment followed in the Chestnut Hill Church Cemetery. Mr. Pugh was born in Ashe County to Andy & Beatrice Barton Pugh. He passed away at Ashe Memorial Hospital. He is survived by two sons, Cecil and James Pugh, both of Crumpler, four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Grogan Thelma Lea Smith 7 Apr 1913 7 Apr 1996 Thelma Lea Smith Grogan, 83 was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 3 at the Hopewell United Methodist Church. Rev. Larry Thompson and Rev. Jim Wells officiated. Burial followed in the Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Grogan was born in Grassy Creek to Arthur Bruce and Erma Faye Dancy Smith. She was a member of the Smith Chapel United Methodist Church in Churchville, MD., and a former active member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Margaret Lee Wood White, Aberdeen, MD; two sons, Rev. Hershel T. Wood, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Rev. Jack Wood, Bel Air, MD; two brothers, Leonard Smith, West Jefferson and Neil Smith, Owensboro, KY; seven grandchildren, three great grand- children and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Betty Davis, 4079 NC Highway 194 North Boone, NC 28607. Austin and Barnes Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Smith Laura   28 Oct 1996 Laura Poston Smith, age 95, of Chesterfield, died Monday, Oct 28, 1996. Survivors include one son, Jim Smith; five daughters: Jean Shrope, Mel Kessen, Mavis McAffry, Donna Estes, and Yvonne Palmer; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Oct 31, at 2 p.m. at Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel in Richmond with interment in Sunset Memorial Park. Bliley Funeral Home in Richmond was in charge of arrangements.
Buchanan Barns Wilson   7 Nov 1996 Barns Wilson Buchanan, age 73, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996 in a Bristol hospital. He was a native of Smyth County and a graduate of Rich Valley High School. He attended Marion College. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Wilson and Mary Barns Buchanan; and one sister, Eleanor "Polly" Hooper. He had previously been employed by the County of Los Angeles, Calif., and was currently working with the U.S. Forest Service. Survivors include one sister, Sue Buchanan Moss, Burkes Garden; two nieces, Nancy Moss, Wilmington, N.C., and Pam Moss, Burkes Garden; one greatnephew, Matthew Ray, Burkes Garden. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in Rich Valley Cemetery. Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell was in charge of arrangements.
Ball Virgil Grant   8 Nov 1996 Virgil Grant Ball, age 81, of Chilhowie, died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996 in the Smyth County Community Hospital. He is survived by several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Lohman Douglas Jay, Sr.   8 Nov 1996 Douglas Jay Lohman Sr., age 55, of Bristol, died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996 in Greystone Health Care Center in Bristol. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include two sons, Douglas Jay Lohman Jr., Killeen, Texas and Daniel Joseph Lohman, Walled Lake, Mich.; his mother, Velma I. Lohman, Bristol; one brother, Eugene E. Lohman, Abingdon; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in Mount Rose Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Sprinkle officiating. Military rites were conducted by the Saltville VFW Post No. 7328. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Sayers Harry S.   8 Nov 1996 Harry S. Sayers, age 74, died Friday, Nov 8, 1996 in the Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn. Mr. Sayers was a member of the Falling Water Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II and a retired owner and operator of Sayers Sand Company. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Clay Sayers. He is survived by one son, William C. Sayers of Marion; three sisters, Louise Sayers, Sybil S. Slemp and Jean S. Bailey, all of Marion; one grandson, Gregory Allen Sayers of Williamsburg; a special friend, Sara Dickens of Wytheville. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov 10, at 3:30 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo and the Rev. Tim Boyette officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Dillman Samuel H. "Sam"   9 Nov 1996 Samuel H. "Sam" Dillman, age 86, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996 in the Summers Continuous Care Nursing Home, Hinton, W.Va. Mr. Dillman was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and was a carpenter most of his life. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Cleo Dillman, and one step- granddaughter, Lisa Dawn Glascock. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy F. Dillman of Hinton, W.Va.; three daughters, Betty Ross of Stone Mountain, Ga., Charlotte Carceau of Lady Lake, Fla., and Joyce Krafft of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sons, Quentin Dillman of Chantilly, and Joe Dillman of Marion; three stepdaughters, Faye Glas#### of Fairfax, Carolyn Reed of Hinton, W.Va., and Sharon K. Smith of Clarksville, Tenn.; two stepsons, Earl Lee Carson of Gadsden, Ala., and Roy Edward Carson of Point Harbor, N.C.; 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, and two stepgreat- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Harry Howe officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Jones Rosa Lee   10 Nov 1996 Rosa Lee Jones, age 81, of Stewartstown, Penn., died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996 in the Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a native of Smyth County and had been a resident of Stewartstown, Penn., for a number of years. She was the daughter of the late William Connard and Clara Elswick Jones. She was of the Methodist faith . She is survived by her twin brother, W. M. "Bill" Jones, Chilhowie; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and burial will be in Stewartstown, Penn. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of local arrangements.
Martin George Fred   10 Nov 1996 George Fred Martin, age 57, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996 at his home in Marion. He was retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections and was a member of the Smyth County Moose Lodge. He is survived by one son, Robbie Martin of Marion; his mother, Anna Laura Martin of Marion; two sisters, Virginia M. Ross of Marion and Patsy A. Sturgill of Chilhowie; two brothers, Billy J. Martin of Alexandria and David R. Martin of Stafford; four grandchildren, Shonna Martin, Eric Sheffield, Jacob Ferley and Trever Ferley. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. David Mumpower officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Sample Okie Lou Brewer   10 Nov 1996 Okie Lou Brewer Jennings Sample, age 99, died Sunday, Nov 10, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was the mother of the late Pat Jennings Sr. She is survived by one daughter-in-law, Ann C. Jennings of Marion; four grandchildren: G. C. Jennings, William Pat Jennings Jr., and Richard Jennings, all of Marion, and Mary Ann Jennings Hovis of Oakton; eight great- grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Nov 13, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Dr. J. N. Howard officiating. Burial will follow in the Blue Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marion Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 784, Marion, VA 24354. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Rollins Luther Wesley   11 Nov 1996 Luther Wesley Rollins Jr., died Monday, Nov 11, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Rollins was a native of Georgia and had been living in Sugar Grove for the past seven years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce B. Rollins. Survivors include four daughters: Tammy Coldiron, Marion; Terrie Freeman, Fairfax, S.C.; Tonya Hood, Beech Island, S.C.; and Theresa Rollins Swatzell, Douglasville, Ga.; two sons, Timothy Wesley Rollins, Hephzibih, Ga., and Tommy Rollins, Springfield; one sister, Margaret Harris, Douglasville, Ga.; two brothers, Tommy Rollins, Atlanta, Ga., and David Rollins, Augusta, Ga.; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov 12, at 8 p.m. at Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Interment will be in Augusta, Ga., on Thursday, Nov 14. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Frank D. 8 Apr 1916 12 Nov 1996 Frank D. James, age 80, of Grant, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996 at Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax. He was born April 8, 1916 at Flatridge, the son of David and Virginia Missouri Slemp James. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a self-employed farmer and carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Mary Barker James of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Rebecca James, Troutdale; two daughters and sons-in-law, Hazel and Thurman Farmer, Troutdale, and Louise and Steve Jones, Independence; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Harry Delp, Elk Creek, Minnie Cornett, Marion, and Lizzie and Monroe Nelson, Galax; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel in Independence with the Rev. Tim Boyette, the Rev. Scott Flippin and the Rev. Rex Hall officiating. Interment was in Troutdale Cemetery. Military rites were conducted at the graveside by Grayson County V.F.W. Post 7726. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Rugby Rescue Squad, Rt. 2 Box 195, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence was in charge of arrangements.
Eblen Sarah Ann   12 Nov 1996 Sarah Ann Eblen, age 74, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Marion and was a graduate of Emory & Henry College. She was the daughter of the late Rev. S. N. and Mae Garst Eblen. She is survived by two sisters, Ruby E. Hollingsworth of Cambridge, Minn., and Joyce E. Cornett of Marion; one brother, J. Paul Eblen of Lynchburg; one sister-in-law, Thelma B. Eblen of Salem; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Marion with Dr. J. N. Howard officiating. Burial was in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Marion, 115 S. Church St., Marion, VA 24354. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Taylor Nora S.   12 Nov 1996 Nora S. Taylor, age 91, of Chilhowie, died Tuesday, Nov 12, 1996 in Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home in Marion. She was the widow of Wilda Taylor and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Chilhowie. Survivors include two sons, Wayne C. Taylor, Baltimore, Md., and Earl Taylor, Saltville; two daughters, Flossie Gerasco, Clarksburg, W.Va., and Flora Cathleen Smith, Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Ed Stiddoms and Lee Stiddoms, both of Jefferson, N.C.; one sister, Fannie Bowman, Winston-Salem, N.C.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov 14, in Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Blevins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Armbrister Harold Francis 17 Sep 1928 14 Nov 1996 Harold Francis Armbrister, age 68, of Draper, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996 at his home. He was born in Max Meadows on Sept. 17, 1928, the son of the late Robert Wiley Armbrister and Hattie Fisher Armbrister. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Baker Armbrister, and a son, Geoffrey Armbrister.He was a member and deacon of the Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church, a graduate of Bluefield College, a member of the Pulaski Rotary Club, the Draper Ruritan Club, and was a retired manager of the United Cities Gas Co., Pulaski.Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Connie Armbrister, Marion; two grandchildren, Harold Scott Armbrister and Eric Lynn Armbrister, both of Marion; three sisters, Eva Worrell, Fort Chiswell, Lillian Corvin, Wytheville, and Elizabeth Hurt, Anderson, Ind.; one brother, Paul F. Armbrister, Claytor Lake; three sisters-in-law, Frances B. Dent and Mrs. Russ Crockett, both of Wytheville, and Mrs. William Hannan, Tucson, Ariz.Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. in Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Preston O. Sartelle Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 17, at Stevens Funeral Home from 2 to 6 p.m. The family will receive friends after the service Monday, Nov. 18, in the fellowship hall of the Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials be made to the Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church, Route 1, Draper, VA 24324.Stevens Funeral Home in Pulaski is in charge of arrangements.
Clark George B., Jr.   14 Nov 1996 George B. Clark Jr., age 77, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Clark was a native of Smyth County. He was a member of the Walker's Creek Presbyterian Chapel and had retired from Harwood with more than 30 years of employment. Survivors include his wife, Nannie Elizabeth Colley Clark, Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Sherman Ray and Linda Clark, Dublin; one daughter, Carolyn Ramsey, Marion; two sons-in-law, Bob Ramsey and Everette Powell; three sisters, Virginia Richardson, Rustburg, Ida Evans, Princeton, W.Va., and Maude Luhn, Mt. Airy, Md.; five grandchildren: Tammy Alls, Sandra Dunford, Michelle Powell, Keith Powell, and Robert Ramsey Jr.; five great-grandchildren: Mellissa and Andrew Anderson, Michael and Andrea Dunford, and Rachel Ramsey; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Weston Guthrie and the Rev. Bryan Childress officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Lawn Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Authenreith Harold E. "Buddy"   15 Nov 1996 Harold E. "Buddy" Authenreith, age 76, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996 at his home in Marion. Mr. Authenreith was a graduate of the Marion Junior College and was employed by the Smyth County Community Hospital in the housekeeping department for over 20 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had worked at the old Lincoln Theater for several years. He was a member of the Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. Mr. Authenreith was preceded in death by his parents, Blanche and Howard Authenreith and one brother, Lonnie Authenreith. He is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving friends. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in Barnett's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery with military honors being conducted by the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lovelight Tree, c/o Smyth County Community Hospital. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Barker Charles William "Bill"   15 Nov 1996 Charles William "Bill" Barker, age 63, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Barker graduated from Independence High School, served with the U.S. Army from 1953 until 1956 and retired from Brunswick Corp. with 37 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Iva Farmer Barker; one daughter, Debbi Y. BeVille, Charlottesville; one son, Rick Barker, Fairfax; two sisters, Mary James, Grant, and Alma Joines, Sparta, N.C.; four half-sisters, Bobbie Jean Taylor, Arlington, Arvinia Hart and Lettie Mae Dean, both of Thomasville, N.C., and Betty Tibbs, Rural Retreat;; four brothers, Garnett Barker, Elkton, Md., Herbert Barker, Troutdale, Ray Barker and Robert Barker, both of Marion; one half-brother, Dexter Barker, Bland; two grandchildren, Alex and Adam BeVille. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Rex Hall officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery where full military services were conducted by Francis Marion VFW Post No. 4667. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Little Gerdi Heidi   15 Nov 1996 Gerdi Heidi Little, age 53, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She is survived by two sons, Jan Little of Boston, Mass., and Chris Little of El Paso, Texas. Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 18, 1996 at 2 p.m. in Round Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Calvin Tabor officiating. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Burnop Fred Eugene   16 Nov 1996 Fred Eugene Burnop, age 72, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996 at the Mountain Home VA Center, Johnson City, Tenn. He was a native of Atkins and was the son of the late Henry Richard and Mary Caudle Burnop. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force. Surviving are one son, the Rev. David Burnop of Plumtree, N.C.; two sisters, Helen Harris of Marion, and Elva Greer of Rock Falls, Ill.; two brothers, Carl Burnop and Lee Burnop, both of Marion; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Greene officiating. Interment followed in the Cranberry Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 2900 Eisenhower Ave., Suite 419, Alexandria, VA 22314. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Newland, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
Hutton Mary E.   16 Nov 1996 Mary E. Hutton, age 77, of Marion, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996 in the Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Mrs. Hutton was a lifelong resident of Marion. She worked at Harwood for several years and had retired from the Blue Ridge Job Corps Center in Marion. She was a member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a son, Richard Allen Hutton. Survivors include her husband, George S. Hutton; two sons, Roger Hutton and Sherman Eugene Hutton, both of Marion; one sister, Margaret Davidson, Marion; one brother, Oscar Sherill Foster, Roanoke; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Arthur officiating. Interment followed in the Wassum Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Suits Girtha Gertrude   16 Nov 1996 Girtha Gertrude Tuggle Suits, age 59, died Saturday, Nov 16, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a member of the Freedom Tabernacle Church in Atkins. Survivors include her husband, Douglas Suits, Marion; one son, John Henry Wyatt Jr.; three daughters, Carolyn Roberts, Margann Bridgman and Bessie Hensley, all of Marion; three brothers, Nelson Lee Tuggle, Marion, Edward Tuggle, Saltville, and James Tuggle, Marion; four sisters, Sally Snead, Greeneville, Tenn., Virginia Harris, Rebecca Harris and Katherine Johnson, all of Saltville; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov 18, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kyle French and the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Dora   16 Nov 1996 Dora Thomas, age 58, died Saturday, Nov 16, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was a native of Washington County. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Chapman and Catherine Widener, both of Glade Spring; one brother, Tommy Widener, Chilhowie; one sister, Mabel Dempsey; five grandchildren: Johnny Widener, April Widener, Charlie Widener, Jonathan Chapman and Allen Chapman; one great-grandchild, Tommy Warner. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 19, in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with the Rev. Mahlon Wyatt officiating. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Arnold Alice Frances Taylor "Shug"   17 Nov 1996 Alice Frances Taylor "Shug" Arnold, age 86, of Glade Spring, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was the widow of James S. "Fodder-Shock" Arnold, and was also preceded in death by a son, Garland "Pig" Arnold. She was a native of Saltville and was of the Christian faith. Survivors include two sons, James S. Arnold, Bristol, and Ernest W. "Lefty" Arnold, Bristol, Tenn.; four daughters, Mildred A. Campbell, Saltville, Patsy A. Bise, Nancy A. Clark and Judy A. Holmes, all of Glade Spring; one sister, Audrey Montgomery, Saltville; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Elizabeth Cemetery with the Rev. David Mumpower officiating. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Cregger Charles William, Jr.   17 Nov 1996 Charles William Cregger Jr., age two months, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996 in Marion. He is survived by his father and mother, Charles and Darcy Cregger of Ceres; one sister, Reva Cregger of Ceres; his maternal grandparents, Chet and Kathleen Nicholson of Marion; his paternal grandparents, James and Carol Cregger of Ceres; his great- grandparents, William and Reva Barlett of California, Claudine Sechman of Utah, and Bill Nicholson of New Mexico; five aunts, Lisa Cregger and Caela Cregger, both of Marion, Missy Armstrong of Saltville, Erin Christesen of Atlanta, Ga., and Danielle Nicholson of Washington State; four uncles, Joe Cregger and Bucky Cregger, both of Marion, Robert Armstrong of Saltville, and Cary Christesen of Alaska. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Marion with President Howard Burton and Mr. Kenny Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Community Cemetery in Nebo. The family will receive friends Friday, Nov. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Schoeneman Eleanore Smart   17 Nov 1996 Eleanore Smart Schoeneman, age 85, widow of Albert Schoeneman, died Sunday, Nov 17, 1996 in the George B. Kegley Manor Nursing Home, Bastian. She was the daughter of the late Isaiah and Eleanore Hupfer Smart. Mrs. Schoeneman was a graduate of the New York University in New York City. She wrote "Around Town News" for the Gainesville Sun, Palatka Daily News and the Lake Area Monitor for 15 years. She was a member of the Melrose Women's Club, Melrose Library Board, Melrose Action Committee, Melrose Chapter AARP and served on the Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival Committee. She was a member of the Melrose United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Melrose United Methodist Women having served as president and currently was a member of the Red Oak United Methodist Women and the Bland County Senior Citizens. She is survived by one daughter, Gail Strickland of Micanopy, Fla.; one son, Rev. William (Bill) Schoeneman, Ceres; four grandchildren: Dorothy Svoboda of Orlando, Fla.; Stephen Svoboda of Jacksonville, Fla.; James Schoeneman of Warner Robins, Ga.; and Andrew Schoeneman of Ceres; three great-grandchildren; a special friend, Jane Jenkins of Manhasset, New York. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov 22, at 11 a.m. at the Melrose United Methodist Church in Melrose, Fla., with the Rev. Janie Nell Hickman and the Rev. Al Vaught officiating. Burial will follow in Eliam Cemetery in Melrose, Fla. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, P.O. Box 188, Greeneville, Tenn. 37744 or to the Melrose United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 576, Melrose, Fla. 32666. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Hatfield Laura Margaret Horne "Peg"   18 Nov 1996 Laura Margaret "Peg" Horne Hatfield died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996 in Hillside Manor, Kingsport, Tenn. She had lived in Saltville for 54 years before moving to Kingsport four years ago. She was a native of Glade Spring and was the widow of Dr. C. C. Hatfield. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Dr. A. F. Horne and Laura Lincoln Horne; four brothers and one sister. Mrs. Hatfield graduated from Marion College and attended Martha Washington College in Abingdon. She later studied music at the Chicago Musical College and Washington University, St. Louis. She taught Sunday School and was pianist and organist at the Saltville and Riverview Presbyterian churches for over 50 years. She was a life member of the Presbyterian Women of the church. She taught piano for more than 60 years and was a life member and past president of the Four Season Garden Club. She was active with the Rich Valley Fair, the Cancer Society and many other civic organizations. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Melinda Hatfield, Kingsport, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Susan Elizabeth Hatfield, Kingsport, Tenn.; one grandson, James Andrew Hatfield Jr., Kingsport, Tenn. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 20, in Riverview Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Wiley Neal officiating. Burial will be in the Osborne family cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Riverview Presbyterian Church or the Saltville Rescue Squad. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Keyes Gerald B.   18 Nov 1996 Gerald B. Keyes, age 59, of Sugar Grove, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996 in Grayson County. Mr. Keyes served with the Sugar Grove Fire Department for 20 years and was employed at the Marion Telephone Company for 36 years. He is survived by his wife, Glenna West Keyes of Sugar Grove; one son and daughter-in-law, Pam and Gary Shirey of Sugar Grove; one son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Dawn Keyes of Sugar Grove; four grandsons, Joe Shirey, Jason Shirey, Lee Shirey, and Jonathan Keyes, all of Sugar Grove; one granddaughter, Kayla Keyes of Sugar Grove; his mother, Ethel Keyes of Sugar Grove; three brothers, Sonny Keyes, Larry Keyes, and Danny Keyes, all of Sugar Grove; one sister, Sue Parks of Sugar Grove; one special sister-in-law, Debbie Alexander of Marion; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; two godchildren, Sarah and Whitney Woods. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Price and the Rev. Tom Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Sugar Grove. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Sugar Grove Fire Department, c/o Jesse Choate, P.O. Box 108, Sugar Grove, VA 24375. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Seaver-Brown Funeral Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Poston John Henry   18 Nov 1996 John Henry Poston, age 72, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996 at his home in Glade Spring. He was a member of the Plasterco United Methodist Church and a retired employee of the U.S. Gypsum Co. Survivors include his wife, Katherine D. Poston; one son, John Timothy "Tim" Poston, Abingdon; three brothers, Melvin Poston, Arkansas, Ervin Poston, Chesapeake, and Billy Poston, Bristol, Tenn.; two sisters Mrs. Warren (Irene) Eastridge, Saltville, and Mrs. Alton (Betty) Hutton, Marion; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Mount Rose Cemetery with the Rev. James Robbins officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Plasterco United Methodist Church. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Sexton Denver Moody "Demp"   18 Nov 1996 Denver Moody "Demp" Sexton, age 60, died Monday, Nov 18, 1996 at his home in Marion. Mr. Sexton was a native of West Virginia and had lived most of his life in the Currin Valley Community of Marion. He delivered the Roanoke Times for several years. Survivors include his wife, Frances Louise Sexton, Marion; one daughter, Trina Michelle Quillen, Marion; two sons, Denver Edward Sexton and Nacy Dane Sexton, both of Marion; three sisters, Stella Crowe, Wadsworth, Ohio, Betty Louthen, Marion, and Frances Lifon, Newport; two brothers, Kenneth Sexton, Marion, and James Sexton, Owossi, Mich.; one half sister, Edna Seymour; one granddaughter, Kami Marie Quillen. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov 21, at Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Interment followed in Roselawn Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gregory David Roscoe   19 Nov 1996 David Roscoe Gregory, age 81, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Survivors include his wife, Lottie M. Cardwell Gregory; one son, David Roscoe Gregory Jr., Glade Spring; four daughters: Wanda Kay Gregory Clark and Francis E. Doane, both of Saltville, Marcella Gregory Tignor, Bristol, and Karen M. Crusenberry, Chilhowie; two brothers, Tuck Gregory, Bristol, and Bill Gregory, Abingdon; two sisters, Mrs. James M. Surber, North Carolina, and Althy McNeil, Glade Spring; six grandchildren, three great- grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Neace officiating. Burial was in the Mount Rose Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Daniel Miller "Dan"   19 Nov 1996 Daniel Miller "Dan" Thomas, age 78, died Tuesday, Nov 19, 1996 in the VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, Tenn. He was a native of Smyth County and a former resident of Glade Spring. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Rowena Thomas Thomas. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired employee of the Olin Corporation. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Gordon M. (Danny) and Janie Thomas, Chilhowie; one daughter and son-in-law, Ramona T. and Troy Caudill, Meadowview; five brothers: Harold Thomas, Mabie, W.Va., Arthur Thomas, Gene Thomas, Ralph Thomas, all of Baltimore, Md., Frank Thomas, Tewksbury, Mass.; two sisters, Mary Norris, Jessup, Md., and Julia Poole, Gaithersburg, Md.; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a special friend, Elizabeth Ratliff, Chilhowie. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov 22, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Sadler officiating. Burial was in Mount Rose Cemetery in Glade Spring. Graveside military services were conducted by Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Atkins William E. "Epp"   20 Nov 1996 William E. "Epp" Atkins, age 86, of Meadowview, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II and was a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruth "Polly" Atkins; one son, Johnny Wayne Atkins of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Vivian) Freeman, Marion, Mrs. Robert (Bea) Rosenbaum, Mrs. Scott (Peggy) Whitehead, both of Abingdon, and Mrs. Chris (Joyce) Hayden, Glade Spring; two brothers, Ake Atkins, Abingdon, and John L. Atkins, Marion; two sisters, Pearl Shortt and Hannah Orfield, both of Abingdon; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Farris Funeral Chapel with Troy Allen and Billy Jones officiating. Burial was in Green Spring Presbyterian Cemetery. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Mabe Graham E. "Bee"   20 Nov 1996 Graham E. "Bee" Mabe, age 68, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996. He was a native of Smyth County and lived in Ohio since 1950. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and was retired from General Motors. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Surber Mabe; one son, Roger Mabe, Mansfield, Ohio; one daughter, Connie Finnegan, Mansfield, Ohio; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Earn Mabe, Saltville, and Ben Mabe, Mansfield, Ohio; two sisters, Mildred Price, Mansfield, Ohio, and Jane Clear, Saltville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today, Nov. 23, in Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield, Ohio, with the Rev. Brian Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Springmill Cemetery. Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors in Mansfield, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.
Dyson Clint E., Jr. "Eddie"   21 Nov 1996 Clint E. "Eddie" Dyson Jr., age 58, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996 at the home of his mother in Marion. Mr. Dyson was of the Protestant faith, and was a veteran, having served with the United States Army as Staff Sergeant. He had served as the resident golf pro for several golf courses including the Holston Hills Country Club in Marion and had an avid love for golf. He was a graduate of Lees- McRae College. He is survived by his mother, Edith Wells Dyson of Marion; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Frances and Al Ferguson, and Debbie Dyson, all of Marion, Faye and Oval Chapman of Uniontown, Ohio, and Peggy Stuttaford of Oakland, Calif.; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Betty Dyson of Marion; several nieces, nephews, and three great-nieces. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Andrew Arnold and Dr. William A. Slater officiating. Graveside services will be held today, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at the New Providence Cemetery in Loudon County, Tenn. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Debbie Rogers, 576 Fowler St., Marion, VA 24354. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Elledge Verna Allen   21 Nov 1996 Verna Allen Elledge, formerly of Marion, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996 in Richmond. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and J. B. Hobbs; one son and daughter- in-law, Rudolph and Ruth Elledge; three grandchildren: Susan Simmers, Carolyn Fischer, and Barbara Anne Elledge; two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond. The family will receive friends tonight, Nov. 23, 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Bliley Funeral Home, Chippenham Chapel, Hull St. Rd., Richmond. Bliley Funeral Home in Richmond is in charge of arrangements.
Floyd John Eugene James Grant   21 Nov 1996 Rev. John Eugene James Grant Floyd Sr., age 89, of Mt. Holly, N.C., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. Rev. Floyd was born in Caldwell County, N.C., the son of the late John and Eva Barber Floyd. He was the husband of the late Rose Fisher Floyd and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Floyd. He was a retired Freewill Baptist Minister having pastored at Adwolfe Freewill Baptist Church in Marion, First Freewill Baptist Church in Marion, N.C., Sea Level Freewill Baptist Church in Sea Level, N.C., Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Jacksonville, N.C., and Wilmington Freewill Baptist Church, Wilmington, N.C. At the time of his death, he was a member of The Goshen Freewill Baptist Church in Mt. Holly, N.C. Surviving are five sons: Rev. Johnnie Floyd Jr. of Erwin, Tenn., Donald R. Floyd of Mt. Holly, N.C., Roger B. Floyd of Marion, N.C., C. Ray Floyd and Mike Floyd, both of Charlotte, N.C.; four daughters: Audrey E. Dyer of Mt. Holly, N.C., Evelyn L. Wood of Marion, N.C., Betty R. Scott of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Diane Padgett of Jacksonville, N.C.; one half brother, Rev. Roy Rikard of Cramerton, N.C.; 25 grandchildren, 35 great- grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at The Goshen Freewill Baptist Church in Mt. Holly with the Rev. Harold Blankenship, Rev. Rudolph Outlaw and Rev. Harold O'Dear officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery in Mt. Holly. The family will receive friends tonight from 4 to 9 p.m. at Carothers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Goshen Freewill Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 1300 W. Catawba Ava., Ext., Mt. Holly, N.C. 28120. Carothers Funeral Home in Mt. Holly, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
Neff Gladys E.   21 Nov 1996 Gladys E. Neff, age 93, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996 in Valley Health Care Center. Mrs. Neff was a native of Washington County but had lived most of her life in Smyth County. She was retired from the Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Marion as a supervisor over the aids with 42 years of service. She was also a member of the Sister's of Rebecca. Survivors include several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, Nov. 23, at Barnett's Funeral Home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Whitmore Claudine 25 Sep 1912 22 Nov 1996 Claudine Burkholder Whitmore, age 84, died Friday, Nov 22, 1996 at the Smyth County Community Hospital following a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. E. B. J. Whitmore Jr. in 1977. Mrs. Whitmore was born on Sept 25, 1912 in Bedford County to John Warren Burkholder and Annie Maude Atkinson Burkholder. She attended public school in Richmond and was a graduate of the St. Elizabeths Hospital School of Nursing in Richmond. She did graduate work at the Medical College of Virginia, the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University. She served as Director of Nursing at Petersburg General Hospital and later returned as Assistant Superintendent of St. Elizabeths Hospital. During World War II, she was the nursing representative for Virginia to the Roosevelt Commission and helped design what later became known as the Civil Defense Program. She also served as an instructor of nursing for the Public Health Service. Mrs. Whitmore relocated to Marion in 1955 from Petersburg with her husband and family. She was active in Christ Episcopal Church in Marion and served in various capacities, including president of the church women and as a vestry member. She was active in civic affairs and served as a pink lady at Smyth County Community Hospital for over 30 years. She is survived by two sons, Edwin B. J. Whitmore III of Marion and John W. Whitmore of Roanoke; two daughters, Ann W. Whitmore of Marion, and Mary W. Barton of Fredericksburg; six grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the scholarship fund at Christ Episcopal Church, 409 West Main St., Marion, VA 24354. The family will receive friends tonight, Nov 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church. A memorial service will be held Monday, Nov 25, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Michael Zumpf and the Rev. Edgar Ferrell officiating. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
O'Quinn Mazie June   26 Nov 1996 Mazie June O'Quinn, 53, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996 at her home. She was a member of the House of Prayer Holiness Church. Survivors include her husband, Arthur O'Quinn; two sons, Arthur Eugene O'Quinn and Frankie Lee O'Quinn, both of Saltville; three daughters, Sandra Lynn Surber and Pamela Kay Cook, both of Saltville, and Rita June Collins, Suffolk; four brothers, Junior Puckett, Sidney, Ohio, Carl Puckett, Greeneville, Tenn., Clayton Puckett, Glade Spring, and Everett Puckett, Manassas; three sisters, Pansy Grady, Bristol, Va., Dean Smith, Bristol, Tenn. and Dorothy Taylor, Manassas; ten grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Reynolds, officiating. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Roark Lethia Inis   26 Nov 1996 Lethia Inis Roark, age 75, died Tuesday, Nov 26, 1996 in Southeast Memorial Hospital, Houston, Texas. She was a native of Johnson County, Tenn., and had lived in Damascus for many years before making her home with her daughter in Houston. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Houston, and the First Baptist Church in Damascus. Survivors include two daughters, Virginia R. Smith, Houston, Texas, and Lisa Roark, Kingston, N.C.; one son, Raymond E. Surber, Manassas; two sisters, Anna Belle Surber, Damascus, and Viola Sheffield, Marion; one brother, Clayburn Surber, Damascus; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec 2, in First Baptist Church, Damascus, with the Rev. Don Lasley officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park. Johnson Funeral Home of Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
DeBord Fern   28 Nov 1996 Fern DeBord, age 73, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 1996 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. Mrs. DeBord moved to Brevard County, Fla., 32 years ago from Jonesville, where she was born. She attended Calvary Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Ray DeBord, of Cocoa, Fla., formerly of Saltville; one daughter, Wanda Ely of Melbourne, Fla.; two sons, Harold DeBord and wife Phyllis of Orlando, Fla., and Rick DeBord and wife Darla of Cocoa, Fla.; one brother, Ora Welch of Knoxville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial were held in Jonesville. Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home of Rockledge was in charge of arrangements.
Boyer John W.   29 Nov 1996 John W. Boyer, age 85, of Sugar Grove, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Boyer was a member of the Assembly of God in Alexandria and Springfield. He retired from the DC Transit Authority, Local Union 689. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Darrell Hutton of Sugar Grove; three grandchildren: Phillip Hutton of Springfield, Karen Hubbard and husband Willie of Frederick, Md., and Duane Hutton of Sugar Grove; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Jacob Hubbard; one brother, Richard Boyer of Virginia; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Demaine Funeral Home in Springfield with the Rev. Wendell Cover officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfax Memorial Park. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Associations, 919 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60611. The family will receive friends this afternoon at the Demaine Chapel from 1 to 2 p.m. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eggers Jack Dean   29 Nov 1996 Jack Dean Eggers, age 31, formerly of Chilhowie, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996 from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was an employee of W&L Construction Co. Survivors include one daughter, Summer Michelle Eggers, Chilhowie; his mother, Edith June Eggers, Marion; two sisters, Mary Grace South, North Wilkesboro, N.C., and Lois Lewis, Boone, N.C.; one brother, Blaine Eggers, Damascus; several other relatives. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in Grosses Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Sheets and the Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Interment was in Grosses Creek Cemetery. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Mason Rebecca Shelton   29 Nov 1996 Rebecca Shelton Mason, age 94, of Saltville, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996 in Greystone Health Care Center in Blountville, Tenn. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one son, Robert B. Mason, Bristol, Tenn.; one daughter, Alice Carter, Inverness, Fla.; two brothers, W. J. Shelton, Chilhowie, and Dallas Shelton, Saltville; one sister, Susie Hockett, La Pata, Md.; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Benny Frye officiating. Burial was in the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Collins Lillian Blevins   30 Nov 1996 Lillian Blevins Collins, age 81, of Chilhowie, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Mrs. Collins was the widow of Dewey Collins. She was a retired employee of the Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie, and a member of the Mountain View United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons: James Ralph Blevins, Jackie Dean Blevins, and Dewey Edward Collins, all of Chilhowie; two daughters: Judy Collins Duncan, Saltville, and Helen Collins Widener, Seven Mile Ford; one stepson, W. Wayne Collins, Bristol; two stepdaughters, Irene Hughett, Christiansburg, and Gay Reedy, Chilhowie; four brothers: Millard Blevins, Earl Blevins, Clarence Blevins, all of Chilhowie, Leo Blevins of Columbia, S.C.; four sisters: Edith Barlow, Margaret Widener, both of Chilhowie, Agnes Blevins, Marion, and Aleene Kegley, Atkins; two stepbrothers: Raymond McCormick, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Clayton McCormick, Shrewsbury, Penn.; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 11 step-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Chilhowie Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Charles DeBord, the Rev. Stephen Fields and the Rev. Guy Testerman officiating. Burial was in the Mountain View Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Singleton Nina Mauree   30 Nov 1996 Nina Mauree Day Singleton, age 64, died Saturday, Nov 30, 1996 at her home in Saltville. She was formerly of Dickenson County. Survivors include her husband, Fred Singleton, Saltville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 3, in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Benny Blevins and Franklin Viers officiating. Burial was in Mount Rose Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Taylor Edith Frances   30 Nov 1996 Edith Frances Taylor, age 81, died Saturday, Nov 30, 1996 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Taylor was a native of Washington County and had lived most of her life in Smyth County. She was the widow of Guy Taylor and was a member of the Adwolfe Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law: Frances Louise and Charlie Owens, Marion; two sons and daughters-in-law: Bobby E. and Becky Taylor, Chilhowie, and William L. "Billy" and Linda Taylor, Marion; one sister, Blanche Moretz, Bristol; five grandchildren: Tracey Taylor, Jane Taylor, Matthew Thompson, Joy Taylor, and Taryn Taylor. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec 3, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marion Boggs, the Rev. R. J. Cullop, and the Rev. David Neitch officiating. Interment was in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Rural Retreat. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Hall Mary A. Church   1 Dec 1996 Mary A. Church Hall, age 87, widow of Vernon S. Hall, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996 at the home of her daughter in Marion. Mrs. Hall was a member of the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church. She is survived by four daughters: Elsie Rose of Tampa, Fla., Mary Martha Largen, Louise Wyatt, and Barbara Ann Taylor, all of Marion; four sons: James V. Hall, Preston Hall, both of Marion, Mickey Hall and Jerry Hall, both of Abingdon; one stepdaughter, Stella Robinson of Marion; two stepsons, Chester Hall of Washington, Ga., and Fields Hall of Staunton; one brother, Robert Church of Saltville; four sisters: Pauline Wyrick of Saltville, Mattie Lou Pickens, Nancy Martin and Margaret Sweat, all of Mansfield, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Charles Blevins and the Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Christopher Dean   1 Dec 1996 Christopher Dean Thomas, age 13, died Sunday, Dec 1, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a student at the Smyth County Training Center and had participated in the Special Olympics. Survivors include his mother, Loretta Thomas, Marion; his father, William Dean Thomas, Tannersville; one brother, Zachary Thomas of the home; maternal grandmother, Mattie Edwards, Marion; paternal grandmother, Nancy Thomas; his special daddy, David Barnes; and many other loving relatives also survive. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec 3, at the Lowman Valley Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Steve Hutton and the Rev. Charles Turley officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Crook Harold Lewis II   2 Dec 1996 Harold Lewis Crook II, age 31, died Monday, Dec. 2, 1996 from injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Crook was born in Bethesda, Md. He was a graduate of Marion Senior High School and was employed as a shop foreman with the World Wide Equipment Enterprises, Kenworth Division in Abingdon for over 12 years. Survivors include his wife, Kim S. Crook, Marion; two children, Amber Dawn Crook and Harold Lewis Crook III, both of the home; his mother and stepfather, Louise and Doyle Cross, Marion; his father and stepmother, Harold and Pat Crook, Marion; one brother and sister-in- law, Kenny and Anita Crook, Maryville, Tenn.; one stepsister, Penny Harr, Blountville, Tenn.; his maternal grandmother, Ruby Shaver, Copperhill; his paternal grandmother, Helen Anderson, Campsprings, Md.; many other loving relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. at Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment will follow in the Lowman Valley Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund that will be established for Amber Dawn Crook and Harold Lewis Crook III.
Williams Jason Allan   2 Dec 1996 Jason Allan Williams, age 18, died Monday, Dec 2, 1996 from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was a native of Smyth County having lived all of his life in Marion. He was employed at the Smyth County Community Hospital in the Maintenance Department and was a 1995 graduate of Marion Senior High School. Survivors include his parents, Millard and Virginia Williams, Marion; three sisters, Melinda Williams, Marion, Cindy Sullivan, Abingdon, and Lorinda Conklin, St. Paul, Minn.; his paternal grandmother, Virgie Williams, Chilhowie; three nieces, Tosha Thompson, Marion, Sarah Sullivan and Autumn Sullivan, both of Abingdon; one nephew, Mickey Thompson, Marion; a special friend, Tanjie Hutton. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec 5, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Avery Sheets, the Rev. Otis Barker and the Rev. Dennis Eller officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Stoots Margie Ann   3 Dec 1996 Margie Ann Stoots, age 45, died Tuesday, Dec 3, 1996 at her home in Marion. She was a native of Washington County. She was employed at the Marion Intermediate School for six years and with Buster Brown Company for 10 years. Survivors include her husband, Buford H. Stoots; one daughter, Rebecca Stoots, Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Mary Ann Stoots, Marion; her mother, Flora Morrison, Meadowview; one sister, Dorothy Musser, Dade City, Fla.; two brothers, Ray Morrison, Glade Spring, and Melvin Morrison, Meadowview; two grandchildren: Timothy Stoots and Savannah Stoots. Funeral services will be conducted today, Dec 7, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Guy Testerman officiating. Interment will be in the Walkers Creek Presbyterian Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Firestone Daniel Lee Calvin   4 Dec 1996 Daniel Lee Calvin Firestone, age 56, of Marion, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996. Mr. Firestone was a native of West Virginia and had lived a number of years in the Marion area. He was also employed as a glass installer for the Princeton Mercer Glass Company. Survivors include his mother, Ethel Firestone, Vinton; four brothers, Clarence Firestone, Mobile, Ala., Mitchell Firestone, Falls Church, Ralph Firestone and David Firestone, both of Herndon, W.Va.; two sisters, Linda L. Firestone and Mary DeVault, both of Vinton. Graveside services will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Attoway Cemetery with Pastor Tim Boyette officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from noon until time of service at the funeral home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jones Joseph Clyde   4 Dec 1996 Joseph Clyde Jones, age 49, of Chilhowie, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996 at his home. He was president of J. C. Jones Trucking Inc., and attended the Glade Spring Community Church of God. He was preceded in death by his father, J. Dale Jones. He is survived by his mother, Margaret M. Jones, Chilhowie; one sister and brother-in-law, Walter R. and Linda Jones Pupa, Raleigh, N.C.; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. E. C. Little and the Rev. Bobby Dunn officiating. Interment was in the Knoll Kreg Cemetery in Abingdon. Francis Marion VFW Post 4667 conducted graveside military honors. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Painter Rex F.   4 Dec 1996 Rex F. Painter, age 76, of Cripple Creek, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996 at the Wythe County Community Hospital. Mr. Painter was an active member of Crockett Chapel United Methodist Church in Cripple Creek. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge for 54 years, was a former member of Wythe County Electoral Board, former member of the Wythe Lions Club and the ASCS Board. He retired from the Virginia ABC Board after 22 years of service and was a prominent Wythe County farmer. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Whitman Painter of Cripple Creek; one daughter and son-in- law, Beth Painter and Dick Willard of Cripple Creek; one brother and sister-in-law, Blair S. and Jean Painter of Cripple Creek; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Crockett Chapel United Methodist Church in Cripple Creek with the Rev. Joe Carrico officiating. Burial followed in Fleming Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Fleming Cemetery, c/o Miss Helen R. Umberger, Rt. 3 Box 208, Wytheville, VA 24382. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Anderson Jean Allen 28 Jan 1924 5 Dec 1996 Jean Allen Anderson, age 72, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996 in the Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born on Jan. 28, 1924 in Rural Retreat, the daughter of the late William and Stella Grubb Allen. She was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church in Lynchburg and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was the widow of the late Frank M. Anderson Jr. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Brinda Anderson of Lynchburg; two daughters and son-in-law, Jan and Tony Johnson, and Sherri L. Anderson, all of Lynchburg; two grandsons, Jarod and Jason Johnson; one stepgrandson, David Phelps; one step-great-granddaughter, Taylor Phelps; two brothers, Robert Con Allen of Brooklyn, Wisc., and Fred Allen of Joppa, Md.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Lindsey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Mucha officiating. Interment followed in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat. The family requests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Rural Retreat United Methodist Church. Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat was in charge of arrangements.
Davidson William Martin "Bud"   5 Dec 1996 William Martin "Bud" Davidson, age 90, of Saltville, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Charles Maiden. He was a lifelong farmer in the Beaver Creek area. He was a retired employee of Sprague & Henwood and a member of Mountain View Church of God, New Quarry. Survivors include his wife, Lucy W. Davidson, Saltville; two sons, Graham S. "Bear" Davidson, Chilhowie, and Charles Thomas Davidson, Saltville; one daughter, Mrs. Dale (Edith) Maiden, Bristol, Tenn.; one half-sister, Mary E. Green, Detroit, Mich.; seven grandchildren: Kennith Maiden, David Maiden, Graham S. Davidson Jr., Susan D. Roark, Donna Davidson, Dawn "Beth" Davidson and Stephanie McCready; three great- grandchildren: Stephanie Maiden, C. Chase Taylor and Stephanie Taylor; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 8, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Neace officiating. Burial was in the Elizabeth Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Saltville Rescue Squad. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Fox Lucille Delp   5 Dec 1996 Lucille Delp Fox, age 87, widow of Harold D. Fox, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was an active member of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church and was a nurse at Richardson's Clinic for 39 years. She is survived by one daughter, Marivene Bryant Slemp of Marion; two sisters, Edith Cassell of Galax, and Virginia Perrino of Elk Creek; one brother, Perk Delp of Independence; two grandchildren, Susan Bryant Massey of Inman, S.C., and Nancy Bryant Parker of Roanoke; four great-grandchildren, Brooke Massey, Michael Massey, Katherine Massey, and Ryan Parker; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carol Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Bingham Genette R. Rotenberry   7 Dec 1996 Genette R. Rotenberry Bingham, age 59, of Saltville, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Survivors include her husband, W. F. "William" Bingham, Salem; one brother, Thomas A. Rotenberry, Roanoke; one sister, Bertha Surber, Broadford; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude Oliver, Rev. Luther Watson and Rev. Clarence Frye officiating. Burial was in Mount Rose Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Hart Christopher Wayne   7 Dec 1996 Christopher Wayne Hart, age 27, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996 in Sugar Grove. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Hart. He is survived by his wife, Jamie Clement Hart of Marion; his biological mother, Mary Sue Siler and stepfather, Carl Siler of Detroit, Mich.; his "mothers," Catherine Copenhaver of Marion, and Virginia Haga of Chilhowie; two sisters, Anita Gardner of Chilhowie, and Angela Martin of Sugar Grove; two brothers, Gregory Hart of Sugar Grove, and Shawn Siler of Detroit, Mich.; several aunts, uncles, and many friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Azen Baptist Church in Konnarock with Brother Don Stanley and Brother Allen Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in the Azen Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Poston Shirley   7 Dec 1996 Shirley McVey Poston, age 56, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996 at her home in Chilhowie. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by one son, Howard Kenneth Poston, Chilhowie; two daughters, Deborah Cox, Galax, and Jeanna Poston, Bristol, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Jason and Heidi Ring and Kelly Poston. Funeral services were conducted at 2 pm. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage and the Rev. Frank Branson officiating. Interment followed in the Middlefork Cemetery. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements. o
Stamper Leabelle D.   7 Dec 1996 Leabelle D. Stamper, age 79, died Saturday, Dec 7, 1996 at her home in Konnarock. She was a native of Ashe County, N.C., and had lived in Konnarock most of her life. Mrs. Stamper was a member of the Konnarock Seventh Day Adventist Church and a member of the Damascus Senior Citizens. She was the widow of Worth Thomas Stamper. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lillie Rupard Perry; two daughters, Virginia Ruth Shepard and Ethel Lea Jones. Survivors include six daughters: Louellen Fleming, Lilburn, Ga., Edna Johnson, Lansing, N.C., Lillie Rose Holeman, Charlotte, N.C., Mary Frances Barr and Anita K. Severt, both of Konnarock, and Alicia Richardson, Sugar Grove; three sons, Dennis Albert Stamper and Danny Thomas Stamper, both of Konnarock, and Donnie Everett Stamper, Whitetop; one sister, Ethel Wiles, Lake Worth, Fla.; one brother, Ralph Perry, Aberdeen, Md.; 25 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 10, in Konnarock Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Ron Ihrig officiating. Interment was in the Azen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, c/o Anita Severt, 40025 Horsepen Road, Damascus, VA 24236. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Blevins Earl W.   8 Dec 1996 Earl W. Blevins, age 80, of Abingdon, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996 at his home. He was a native of Smyth County and had lived in Abingdon for 34 years. He was the founder and owner of Empire Motor Lodge and Restaurant. Mr. Blevins was a former automobile dealer in Smyth County, having worked for 15 years. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and a lifetime member of the Grosses Creek Baptist Church. He was a former member of the board of directors of NationsBank, formerly Sovran Bank, and was a supporter of many civic and service organizations. Survivors include his wife, Cora Teaters Blevins; five sons: Joe Allen "Bud" Blevins, Joel V. Blevins, Lowell W. Blevins, Rocky L. Blevins, all of Abingdon, and Willis P. Blevins, Marion; one daughter, Mrs. Joe L. (Pauline B. ) Anderson, Abingdon; five daughters-in-law, Violet Blevins, Debbie Blevins, Rosemary Blevins, Brook Blevins, all of Abingdon, and Wanda Blevins, Marion; one son-in-law, Joe L. Anderson, Abingdon; one brother, Gilbert L. Blevins, Marion; two sisters, Colene Combs, Chilhowie, and Marie Billings, Seven Mile Ford; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. in Grosses Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Sheets, the Rev. Fred Harcum and the Rev. Sheldon Jones officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church two hours before services. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Grosses Creek Baptist Church building fund, c/o Jackie Blevins, HC61, Chilhowie, VA 24319. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.
Brooks Gladys Anderson   8 Dec 1996 Gladys Anderson Brooks, age 86, widow of Glen Brooks, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. Mrs. Brooks was a member of the Comers Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Virginia McClanahan, Marion, and Pearl B. and J. C. Lane of Flatridge; seven sons and four daughters-in-law: Earl Brooks of Marion, Pete Brooks of Freesburg, Ill., Blaine and Carolyn Brooks, and Rex and Kay Brooks, all of Sugar Grove, Glen Jackson and Joyce Brooks of Konnarock, Garland Brooks of Flatridge, and David and Ruby Brooks of Powhatan; five sisters: Hassie Grinstead and Hattie Testerman, both of Marion, Mary Tolliver and Dolly Cullop, both of Troutdale, Selvia Cannella of Joppa, Md.; one brother, Bane Anderson of Troutdale; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage and Rev. Phillip Duvall officiating. Burial followed in Comers Creek Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Caviness Gary Edward   8 Dec 1996 Gary Edward Caviness, age 48, of Dublin, formerly of Wytheville, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996 at his residence. He was the owner/operator of the Lawn Magic Super Vac Service and was a member of the Christiansburg Moose Lodge #1470. He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Edward Caviness, and his father-in-law, Warren Morris. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Morris Caviness, of the home; one daughter, Jessica Valene Caviness of Johnson City, Tenn.; two stepsons, Warren Mills of Marion, and Jay Mills of Austin, Texas; two stepgrandchildren, Lauren Mills and Michael Warren Mills; his mother, Anna Spencer Caviness, Max Meadows; one brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Vickie Caviness of Max Meadows; his mother-in-law, Margaret Morris of Wytheville; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Margaret Anne and Dwight Grubb of Wytheville; special friends, James and Peggy Haynes of Dublin; one niece and three nephews: Randa Lynn Caviness, Gary Allen Caviness, Danny Grubb and Darrell Grubb. Funeral services will be held today, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. at Barnett's Funeral Chapel in Wytheville with the Rev. Donald Drake officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Narrows. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 297, Wytheville, VA 24382. Barnett's Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of arrangements.
Heldreth Patsy A.   8 Dec 1996 Patsy A. Heldreth, age 61, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996 at her home in Masaryktown, Fla. She was a native of Groseclose and had moved to Masaryktown 30 years ago. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include three sons, Mike Evans, Sugar Grove, Steve Evans, Chilhowie, and Travis Heldreth, Richmond; two daughters, Jill Bailey, Abingdon, and Rebecka Heldreth, Masaryktown, Fla.; one sister, Virginia Shepherd, Spring Hill, Fla.; seven grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
Kestner Robert L. "Maneater"   8 Dec 1996 Robert L. "Maneater" Kestner, age 60, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996 at his home in Saltville. He was a member of the Quarry United Methodist Church and a member of Holston River Coon Club. Survivors include his wife, Sue Mitchell Kestner; two sons, Michael Kestner, Chilhowie, and David Kestner, Tannersville; two daughters, Sharon Montgomery and Carol Prater, both of Saltville; two sisters, Helen Doane, Glen Burnie, Md., and Irene States, Littleton, Colo.; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 11, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harry Tindell and the Rev. Shirley Carter officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Roger Dale   8 Dec 1996 Roger Dale Thomas, age 40, of Marion, died Sunday, Dec 8, 1996 in Marion. Mr. Thomas was a native of Smyth County and had lived most of his life in Marion. He was employed at Marley Mouldings for the past six years and was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Thomas. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Thomas, Marion; two daughters, LaDona Dawn Thomas and Brittney Danielle Thomas, both of the home; his father, Sammy Roger Thomas, Marion; one sister, Dana Lynn Fletcher, Marion; his grandmother, Bessie Faye Blevins, Chilhowie; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec 12, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Chapman and the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
McCready Christine Haynes   11 Dec 1996 Christine Haynes McCready, age 75, of Saltville, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996 in Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Kingsport, Tenn. She was a member of McCready United Methodist Church and was the widow of Carl McCready. Survivors include two sons, Charlie McCready, Bristol, and Jeff McCready, Saltville; three daughters, Mrs. Ken (Mary) Schott, San Antonio, Texas., Mrs. David (Joan) Bansemer, Bristol, and Mrs. Mac (Pat) Buchanan, Saltville; one sister, Olivene McCready, Niceville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in McCready United Methodist Church with the Rev. Howard Hawk officiating. Burial was in Elizabeth Cemetery. Memorials may be made to McCready United Methodist Church, Saltville. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Trent Earl   11 Dec 1996 Earl Trent, age 68, of the Widener's Valley Community, died Wednesday, Dec 11, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. Survivors include his wife, Elruth Trent; four sons, Eddie Dean Trent, Meadowview, Harold Junior Trent, Glade Spring, Tommy Trent, Chilhowie, and Ricky Trent, Damascus; two brothers, Billy Trent and Jack Trent, both of Glade Spring; two sisters, Helen Caroll and Carolyn Caldwell, both of North Carolina; three half-sisters, Martha Owens, Abingdon, Nellie McCracken, Damascus, and Mary Milhorne, Johnson City, Tenn.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec 13, in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Critcher, the Rev. Mahlon Wyatt and the Rev. Mike Haga officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Gollehon Frances Victoria   12 Dec 1996 Frances Victoria Gollehon, age 91, of Chilhowie, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1996 in Francis Marion Manor. She was a member of the Seven Mile Ford Presbyterian Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Gollehon. She is survived by five daughters: Juanita Crouse and Frances Shorey, both of Chilhowie, Okie Gaetzke, Renton, Nettie Kidd, Lynchburg, and Ruby Gilbert, Marion; three sons, Joe T. Gollehon, Gene Gollehon, and Watson Gollehon, all of Chilhowie; three daughters-in-law, Ann Gollehon, Josephine Gollehon, and Debbie Gollehon; five sons-in-law, Bud Crouse, Lee Gaetzke, Fred Shorey, A. G. Kidd and Bill Gilbert; three sisters, Ocie Farmer, Mecie Rupard, and Effie Wingler, all of Whitetop; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and five great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Newberry Funeral Home. A committal service was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the Gollehon Cemetery. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Blevins Mamie Lee   14 Dec 1996 Mamie Lee Blevins, age 89, of Marion, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996 in Francis Marion Manor. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Camie Blevins, and a son, James Camie Blevins Jr. She is survived by one daughter, Lois Blevins, Chilhowie; one son, H. L. Blevins, Glade Spring; 13 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Blevins officiating. Burial followed in the Cleghorn Cemetery. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Jackson Herbert Wilbur   14 Dec 1996 Herbert Wilbur Jackson, age 72, of Saltville, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Survivors include three brothers, Glenn Jackson and Ervin Jackson, both of Saltville, and Dale Jackson, Tannersville; three sisters, Roxie Davenport, Tannersville, Stella Jackson and Sylvie Woodward, both of Saltville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Franklin Chapman and the Rev. Clarence Frye officiating. Burial was in Elizabeth Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Miller Henry Earl   14 Dec 1996 Henry Earl Miller, age 73, of Bristol, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Meadowview and a retired night watchman from Burlington Industries. He was a member of High Point Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Geneva F. Miller; four daughters: Betty Johnson, Janet Arnold and Tammie Gates, all of Bristol, Tenn., and Jan Pentecost, Bristol; one son, Gary Miller, Johnson City, Tenn.; three sisters, Margaret Branch and Rebecca Stapleton, both of Bristol, and Pearl Widener, Chilhowie; three brothers, Paul Miller, Damascus, Lynn Miller, Marion, and Julian Miller, Bluff City, Tenn.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and five step-grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Akard Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of arrangements.
Spencer Minnie Irene   14 Dec 1996 Minnie Irene Spencer died Saturday, Dec 14, 1996 in Valley Health Care Center. She was a native of Glade Spring and a lifelong resident of Washington County. Survivors include two half-nephews, Glenn Caywood and Garland Caywood, both of Glade Spring; three half-nieces, Mary Croson and Delores Prater, both of Glade Spring, and Sharon Shortridge, Thomas Bridge. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.
Taylor Sally Olivia   14 Dec 1996 Sally Olivia Shupe Taylor, age 67, of Marion, died Saturday, Dec 14, 1996 in the Radford hospital. Mrs. Taylor was a native of Smyth County and a graduate of the Marion College. She retired from the Southampton/Deerfield Correctional Farm in Capron. She worked at the Presbyterian Board of Christian Education in Richmond for three years and at the Southwestern State Hospital in Marion for many years as a secretary. She was employed by the state of Virginia for a total of 27 years. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sydney S. Taylor; her father, J. D. Shupe Sr., and her sister, Betty Harris. Survivors include one son, Michael S. Taylor, Baltimore, Md.; one daughter, Katrinia Brown, Eufaula, Ala.; her mother, Ella Kate Shupe, Marion; two brothers, J. D. Shupe Jr., and John and Janet Shupe, Marion; eight sisters: Mrs. Larry (Mary Lee) Morella, Rockville, Md.; Mrs. Arlen (Lula Kate) Eller, New Market; Mrs. Blackie (Maria) Smith, and Mrs. Bobby (Joan) Snider, both of Glade Spring, Mrs. Peyton (Nette) Campbell, Mrs. Wiley (Jane) Colley, Mrs. Ford (Edith) Sage, and Mrs. Wayne (Helen) Heffinger, all of Marion; four grandchildren: Michelle Harmon, Erin Taylor, Stephanie Brown and Jessica Brown; 22 nieces and nephews, 28 great-nieces and great- nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec 16, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Jividen and the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment followed in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Wymer William Otis   14 Dec 1996 William Otis Wymer, age 71, died Saturday, Dec 14, 1996 at his mother's home in Marion. He is survived by his mother, Carrie Lee Wymer of Marion; one nephew and wife, Johnny and Mary Carolyn Wymer of Atkins; one niece, Bonnie Jane Smith of Marion; three great-nephews and wife, Johnny A. and Lisa E. Wymer of Atkins, Mike Smith and Chuck Smith; one great-niece, Nina Michelle Wymer, Rockville, Md. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec 16, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Minister Basil Hutton officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Reedy Stella 18 Mar 1907 15 Dec 1996 Stella Murray Reedy, age 89, of Troutdale, died Sunday, Dec 15, 1996 at the Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home. She was the widow of John Daly Reedy. She was born March 18, 1907 in Troutdale, the daughter of Cebert and Sarah Elizabeth Spencer Murray. Surviving are one daughter, Esther Reedy, Richmond; three grandchildren, Ron Umbel, Miami, Fla., Donna Umbel, Charlotte, N.C., and Rick Umbel, Pawleys Island, S.C.; one sister, Viola Phipps, Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Wiley Murray, Troutdale. Funeral services will be conducted today, Dec 18, at 11 a.m. in the Sugar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenny Price officiating. Interment will be in Troutdale Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church for 30 minutes preceding services. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence is in charge of arrangements.
Holdaway Howard Rex   15 Dec 1996 Howard Rex Holdaway, age 63, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996 at his home in Marion. He is survived by one sister, Mattie Pritchett and husband William, of Roanoke; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services will be held today, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. at Central Cemetery, Flatridge. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Jackson Shirley Jane Mitchell   15 Dec 1996 Shirley Jane Mitchell Jackson, age 50, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. Survivors include her husband, Ira Mike Jackson; three sons, Mick Jackson and Michael Jackson, both of Saltville, and Wade Jackson, Marion; one daughter, Teresa Johnson, Glade Spring; her mother, Littie Mitchell, Glade Spring; one brother, Dennis Mitchell, Bristol; seven grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Ryan Stella   15 Dec 1996 Stella Tucker Ryan, age 70, of Meadowview, died Sunday, Dec 15, 1996 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Smyth County and had lived in Meadowview most of her life. She was a graduate of Chilhowie High School and was a member of the Meadowview United Methodist Church. She was the widow of J. D. "Dan" Ryan. She and her husband had operated Ryan's Service Station in Meadowview until his death. Survivors include one son, James David Ryan, Meadowview; two sisters, Alice T. Hutton, Marion, and Emma Goodman, Chilhowie; one brother, James A. Tucker, Marion; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today, Dec 18, in Campbell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry A. Eggers officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted and those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Meadowview Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 84, Meadowview, VA 24361. Campbell Funeral Home in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.
Smith Mattie   15 Dec 1996 Mattie Shortt Smith, age 74, died Sunday, Dec 15, 1996 at her home in Saltville. She was the widow of Eugene M. Smith. She was preceded in death by one son, Charles R. Teague. Survivors include two daughters, Brenda J. Holmes and Minnie J. "Dolly" Smith, both of Saltville; two sons, Robert H. "Dave" Smith, Saltville, and John H. Teague, Powhatan; six grandchildren: Curtis and Charlotte Teague, Sacramento, Calif., John and Joy Teague, Richmond, Robert Eastridge and Jody Smith, both of Saltville; one great-grandchild, Curtis Teague Jr., Sacramento, Calif. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Dec 18, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Shirley Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Kincer Geneva Martin   16 Dec 1996 Geneva Martin Kincer, age 70, of Wytheville, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996 in a Greensboro, N.C., hospital. She is survived by one daughter, Betty Whitley, Norwood, N.C.; one son, James Kincer, Marion; two sisters, Wavie Crockett and Brenda Martin, both of Midlothian; two brothers, Don Martin, Rural Retreat, and Jesse Martin, Richmond; two grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Gillman Funeral Chapel with interment in the Mt. Ephraim Church Cemetery. Gillman Funeral Chapel in Wytheville was in charge of arrangements.
Dunford William "Bill"   17 Dec 1996 William "Bill" Dunford, age 58, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996 at his home in Marion. He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer "Jennie" Dunford of Marion; two sisters, Alberta McClure and Dorothy Stamper, both of Marion; four brothers: Rex Dunford of Marathon, Fla., Sherman Dunford, Richard Dunford, both of Marion, and Randy Dunford of Cummings, Ga.; two grandchildren, Michael Devin Dunford and Dakota Channing Dunford; four stepsons, Lester Dunford of Chilhowie, Billy Dunford, David Dunford and Dean Martin, all of Marion; a special friend, Margaret Ann Dunford of Marion. Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. at Pugh Cemetery in Teas with Dr. William A. Slater officiating. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Stone Georgia Barker   17 Dec 1996 Georgia Barker Stone, age 89, a resident of Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie, died Tuesday, Dec 17, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mrs. Stone was a former resident of Sugar Grove and was a member of the Sugar Grove Baptist Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Franklin G. Stone; her parents, Robert and Martha Barker; and her great-grandson, Michael Stone. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Virgie Stone of Christiansburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Graham King of Somerville, Tenn.; three grandsons: Nick King and Jeff King of Bartlett, Tenn., and David Stone of Christiansburg; five great- grandchildren; one brother, Wade Edward Barker of Marion; one sister, Nannie Parks of St. Petersburg, Fla. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec 20, at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenny Price officiating. Burial followed in Slemp Cemetery, Sugar Grove. Seaver-Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Wyatt Ethel   17 Dec 1996 Ethel Call Wyatt, age 74, widow of Albert F. Wyatt Sr., died Tuesday, Dec 17, 1996 at her home in Marion. She is survived by one daughter, Lula Mae Wyatt Gwaltney of Chilhowie; one son, William Ray Wyatt of Marion; two sisters, Al Burnice Bullins of Marion, and Agnes Overbay of Glade Spring; seven grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, Dec 20, at 11 a.m. at the Round Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Clark Ernest C   19 Dec 1996 Ernest C. Clark, 88, of Glade Spring, died Thursday, December 19, 1996 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Susong Clark and a brother, Garland Clark. He was owner and operator of Appalachian Gardens and was known as "The Holly Man." He was a member of the Glade Spring Presbyterian Church. He is survived by one sister, Mildred C. Faris, Kingsport, Tenn.; one nephew and wife, James B. and Patricia B. Faris of Kingsport, Tenn.; two great nieces, Paige A. Faris, Kingsport, Tenn., and Holly M. Faris, Knoxville, Tenn. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Chilhowie with the Rev. Timothy W. Bird officiating. Burial followed in the Old Glade Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Flower Fund of Glade Spring Presbyterian Church. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Lorenzen Alice King   19 Dec 1996 Alice King Lorenzen, age 78, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Glenn King and Dutch Lorenzen. She was the owner and operator of Lorenzen's Motel in Marion. She is survived by one sister, Flossie Blevins of Chilhowie; several nieces and nephews; one special little girl, Shai Cullop. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo and the Rev. Eugene Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Marion Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 784, Marion, VA 24354. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Eggers I. Blaine   20 Dec 1996 Rev. I. Blaine Eggers, age 79, died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was a native of the Creston, N.C., area and was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Dean Eggers of Marion. He had served as a Baptist pastor for the past 58 years at 17 different churches, including Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church, and had most recently pastored at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Widener's Valley for 40 years and Denton's Valley Baptist Church in Abingdon for 41 years. He is survived by his wife, Vada Eggers; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bert and Brenda Snodgrass and Dennis and Lavone Widener, both of Damascus; three grandsons, Scottie Widener, Travis Dyson and Brent Dyson; one great-grandson, Tyler Widener; one granddaughter-in-law, Robin Widener; two sisters, Lois Lewis of Creston, N.C., and Mary Grace South of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; a special niece, Louise Hurd and several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, in the Pleasant View Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Wilson, Rev. Bob Steele, Rev. Roger Boyer, Rev. Tim Stevens and Mr. Herman Widener officiating. Interment followed in the Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Forrester Kathleen C.   20 Dec 1996 Mrs. Kathleen C. Forrester, 74, died Friday, December 20, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion. She was a native of Saltville and had lived most of her life in the Smyth and Washington County area. She was a member of First Church of God in Chilhowie. Survivors include one son, Dan Forrester, Suffolk; one step-son, Jerry Forrester, Marion; one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Joy) Hicks, Glade Spring; one brother, William "Scott" Campbell, Bainbridge, N.Y.; one sister, Margie Caywood, Saltville; two grandchildren, Dr. Van Forrester and Lesley Hicks; her daughter-in-law, Linda Seymore Forrester; and her son-in-law, Fred Hicks. Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 1996 in Farris Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bobby Dunn officiating. Committal services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 23, 1996 in Mt. Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring. Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon is serving the family of Mrs. Forrester.
Headlee Jerilyn Williams   20 Dec 1996 Jerilynn Williams Headlee, housewife and volunteer, died December 20, 1996, in the home of her daughter, Kelly Headlee McKenna in Fairfax. She was the beloved wife of Harold Headlee, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) of Marion, VA; sister of Richard Williams of Sugar Grove, Minnie Williams of Bridgeport, W.Va., and "Pete" Williams of Richmond; mother of Christopher Headlee, Lt. Col., USAF, and Kevin Headlee (both of Centreville), and Kelly McKenna; grandmother of Jonathan and Jessica Headlee of Centreville, Matthew Headlee of Manassas, and Nathan McKenna of Fairfax. She grew up in both Smyth and Grayson counties and graduated from Marion High School in 1946. She went to the University of Tennessee and became an xray technician. While working at a hospital in Houston, Texas, she met and married her husband Harold Headlee of Greensboro, Penn. She spent the next 23 years traveling around the country, serving as an Air Force wife. She was a resident of Fairfax from 1971 to 1992 and a member of Fairfax United Methodist Church (19711992), City of Fairfax Friends of the Library, and United Daughters of the Confederacy. They returned to Marion in 1992 and were members of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church of Marion. There will be a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17 at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, Marion. After the service, there will be a gathering for family and friends at Harold Headlee's home. If the weather is bad, it will be held at the church. The family has asked relatives and friends to make contributions in her name to the Hospice of Northern Virginia, 11166 Main Street, Suite 405, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Roland Charles R. "Bob"   20 Dec 1996 Charles R. "Bob" Roland, age 74, died Friday, December 20, 1996 at his home in Marion. Mr. Roland was preceded in death by his father and mother, George and Bessie Roland; one sister, Dora Snyder, and two brothers, Tim and John Young. He is survived by several nieces, nephews and one special friend, Roberta Armstrong of Marion. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 22, 1996 at 4 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Rev. Mike Sage officiating. A private burial followed in Roland Cemetery in Marion. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Sheets Chilhowie-Luther Ray   20 Dec 1996 Chilhowie-Luther Ray Sheets, 92, died Friday, December 20, 1996 in the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion. He was a retired employee of the Brunswick Corporation in Marion. He was a member of and oldest father at Grosses Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Mary Martin Sheets; three daughters, Jean Ross, Mountain City, Tenn., Betty Severt, Atlanta, Ga., Gladys Noack, Benton Harbor, Mich.; two sons, Clarence Sheets, Marcellus, Mich. and Jamie Sheets, Chilhowie.; two brothers, Neal Sheets and Floyd Sheets, both of Chilhowie; 15 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 23, 1996 in the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Chilhowie with the Rev. Lloyd L. Sheets officiating. Burial followed in the Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Sheets was preceded in death by a son, Howard Sheets. He is also survived by three sons-in- law, Bill Ross, Mountain City, Tenn., Avery Severt, Atlanta, Ga., Harold Noack, Benton Harbor, Mich.; one daughter-in-law, Anita Sheets, of Chilhowie; a special friend of the family, Veda Dentler; a very special grandson, David Sheets. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Buskell Zenna Harrington   21 Dec 1996 Zenna Harrington Buskell, age 75, died Saturday, December 21, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Joe Buskell of Marion; one son, Daniel Buskell of Marion; four sisters, Eddith Harrington of Sugar Grove, Eula Lampkins of Marion, Gladys Jones of Havre de Grace, Md. and Enola Harrington of Belair, Md.; one brother, Donald Harrington of Sugar Grove. Funeral services were held Monday, December 23 at 11 a.m. at Seaver Brown Chapel with Rev. Tim Boyette officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Fields Gladys Mae   21 Dec 1996 Gladys Mae Fields, age 85, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996 at her home in Glade Spring. She was a member of Riverview Presbyterian Church. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Bill (Pauline) Lester, Glade Spring; two sisters-in-law, Gin Fields, Saltville, and Pearl Fields, Pembrooke; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, in Elizabeth Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Glade Spring Rescue Squad. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Leslie Edith A.   22 Dec 1996 Glade Spring-Mrs. Edith A. Leslie, 74, died Sunday, December 22, 1996 at her home. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Reginald Leslie; one daughter, Glenda A. Leslie, Glade Spring; one son, Glen A. Leslie, Glade Spring; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Graveside services will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in Mr. Rose Cemetery with the Rev. Wiley Mayo officiating. The D. R. Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thompson Mary S. "Lib"   23 Dec 1996 Mary S. "Lib" Shreeves Thompson, age 73, died Monday, Dec 23, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was of the Methodist faith and was the widow of Lawrence H. Thompson. Survivors include one son, James C. Thompson, Glade Spring; four daughters, Joyce Lee, Mrs. L. T. (Sue) Olinger, Mrs. Cecil (Peggy) Hayton, and Mrs. Wiley (Jackie) Robbins, all of Saltville; two sisters, Mrs. Scott (Edith) DeFriece, Blountville, Tenn., and Mrs. Cecil (Ruth) Williams, Saltville; three brothers, Earnest Shreeves, Richmond, Cecil M. "Mike" Shreeves, Glade Spring, and Toney Shreeves, Saltville; 10 grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec 26, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Briggs and the Rev. R. J. Cullop officiating. Burial was in Mount Rose Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Whitehead Paul J.   23 Dec 1996 Paul J. Whitehead, age 51, died Monday, Dec 23, 1996 in Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn. He was a native of New Orleans, La. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Holmes Whitehead; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Jason and Sherri Nutter, Tannersville; one step-granddaughter, Laken Nutter, Tannersville; one stepdaughter, Kristi Nutter, Kingsport; one aunt and several cousins. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec 26, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Surber officiating. Burial was in the Elizabeth Cemetery.
Edmiston Edward Eugene "Eddie"   24 Dec 1996 Edward Eugene "Eddie" Edmiston, age 43, formerly of Chilhowie, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996 at his home in Galax. He was a lifelong resident of Chilhowie and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gertrude Collins Edmiston. Survivors include his mother, Shirley Hill Rider, Lexington, N.C.; one brother, John D. "Gig" Edmiston, Marion; one great-aunt, Mrs. John Collins, Chilhowie; a special friend, Debbie Thomas, Marion; several cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 28, in Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View UMC Cemetery. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
McNeil Tom   24 Dec 1996 Tom McNeil, age 84, formerly of West Jefferson, N.C., died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996 at his home in Damascus. He was a native of Ashe County , N.C. Survivors include his wife, Altha Faw McNeil; one son, Barry McNeil, Litersburg, Md.; five daughters, Tommy Jean Cook, Pennsylvania, Rebecca Hensel, West Virginia, June Mumma and Mary Stover, both of Maryland, and Kimberly McNeil, Damascus; five brothers, Quincy McNeil and Iron McNeil, both of West Jefferson, N.C., Wint McNeil, West Virginia, Eugene McNeil, Wytheville and Oscar McNeil, Marion; three sisters, Edna Parsons, Ola Greer and Bell McNeil, all of West Jefferson; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, in Badger Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Lasley and the Rev. Wayne Jones officiating. Burial was in Calloway Cemetery. Badger Funeral Home in West Jefferson, N.C., was in charge of arrangements
Taylor Mary Ruth   24 Dec 1996 Mary Ruth Taylor, age 77, of Saltville, died Tuesday, Dec 24, 1996 in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie. She was a member of Riverview Presbyterian Church and was the widow of Henry Taylor. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Linkous, Pulaski, and Linda Catron, Marion; two brothers, Arthur Tolley, Glade Spring, and John Tolley, Saltville; one sister, Sue Moore, Sulphur, La.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec 27, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dwight S. Kilbourne officiating. Burial was in Mount Rose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saltville Rescue Squad. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Dunaway Hazel Greer 13 Aug 1914 26 Dec 1996 Hazel Greer Dunaway, age 82, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born Aug. 13, 1914 in Grayson County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Otis and Beatrice Reedy Greer. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Claude Melvin Dunaway; one daughter, Betty D. (Jo) Alcock and husband Alfred of Lynchburg; three brothers: Harry Greer and wife Anne, South Bend, Ind.; Jack Greer and wife Charlotte, Silar City, N.C.; Rex Greer and wife Ruth, Atkins; two sisters, Vella G. Harmon and husband Willard, and Edith G. Cox, both of Atkins; three grandchildren, Michael Alcock and Paul T. Alcock and wife Mary, both of Lynchburg, Kevin Alcock and wife Kate of Danville; two great-grandchildren: Carolyn F. Alcock and Paul T. Alcock Jr., both of Lynchburg; two sisters-in-law, Mary Kate Greer of Atkins, and Helen Parker of Newport News. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. in Whitten Park Avenue Chapel with the Rev. Jan L. Weston officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Whitten Funeral Home in Lynchburg is in charge of arrangements.
McDaniel Cordelia   26 Dec 1996 Cordelia McDaniel, age 94, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996 at her home in Konnarock. She was the widow of Andrew Fennis McDaniel. She was also preceded in death by her parents, George Andrew and Nancy Chellie Blevins Williams; two sons, Loyd Aaron McDaniel and Loren Kenneth McDaniel. She was a native of Smyth County and was a member of the Azen Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters: Lorene McDaniel Blevins and June McDaniel Roop, both of Troutdale, Wanda McDaniel Blevins, Woodbridge; two sons, Lewis Andrew McDaniel, Ypsilanti, Mich., and Thomas Franklin McDaniel, Smicksburg, Penn.; two sisters, Leona Chapman and Rose Gorski, both of Hanover, Md.; one brother, George Andrew Williams Jr., Seattle, Wash.; one special granddaughter, Remonia Denton, Damascus; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Fritz officiating. Burial will be in the McDaniel Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home or any time at the home. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus is in charge of arrangements.
Smith Elmer C.   26 Dec 1996 Elmer C. Smith, age 80, died Thursday, Dec 26, 1996 in the Wythe County Community Hospital. Mr. Smith was a member of the Full Gospel Temple in Rural Retreat, and was retired from the Virginia House Furniture Company. He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Lee Smith. He is survived by his wife, Clara Mae Parks Smith of Rural Retreat; three sons, William Alfred Smith and Bobby Gene Smith, both of Dalton, Ga., and David Wayne Smith of Max Meadows; four daughters, Shirley Mae Widner, Linda JoAnn Akers, and Becky Jean Lane, all of Rural Retreat, and Janice Marie Baggett of Ringgold, Ga.; one sister, Lucille King of Crockett; one brother, Hugh Cleveland Smith of Rural Retreat; his mother-in-law, Ollie C. Parks of Rural Retreat; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec 29, at 2 p.m. in Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Hubert J. Meadows and the Rev. Kenneth Hall officiating. Burial will follow in New Bethel Cemetery in Wytheville. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Stamper Douglas Gilmore   26 Dec 1996 Douglas Gilmore Stamper, age 72, died Thursday, Dec 26, 1996 at his home in Chilhowie. He was a member of Chilhowie Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy for 27 years and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Pepi Stamper, Chilhowie; two daughters, Karen Annette Mizerany, St. Louis, Mo., and Anna Baldwin, Marion; three sons, Doug "Gil" Stamper, Lynn, Mass., Kiki Stamper, Rocky Mount, N.C., and Carlo Stamper, King, N.C.; one sister, Trula Blevins, Chilhowie; one brother, Bobby Stamper, Orlando, Fla.; seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec 29, at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Herrell and the Rev. Eugene Baldwin officiating. Interment will follow in the Cleghorn Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
Goins Oleta V.   27 Dec 1996 Oleta V. Goins, age 74, of Chilhowie, died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was the widow of Daniel Goins. Mrs. Goins was a resident of the Ridgefield Retirement Center in Seven Mile Ford. She was a graduate of Douglass School and attended Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C. She did graduate studies at Hampton University. Mrs. Goins was a teacher (retired) for the Galax City School System and was a longstanding member of HarrisAnderson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. She was also a member of various educational and social organizations. Survivors include one sister, Myrtle Smith, Des Moines, Iowa; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, in Harris-Anderson AME Zion Church with the Rev. Sherman W. Forney officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund of HarrisAnderson Church. Burial was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, in Old Town Cemetery, Galax. Robinson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Hester Mary Ann   27 Dec 1996 Mary Ann Hester, age 60, died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996 at her home in Marion. She is survived by her husband, Charles M. Hester of Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles William and Laurie Hester of Marion; one sister, Frances Stillwell of Glade Spring. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Sam Slemp officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Rethford John Morrison   27 Dec 1996 John Morrison Rethford, age 67, of Chilhowie, died Friday, Dec 27, 1996 in the Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Rethford was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and had been employed by the Marion Bottling Company for 22 years and American Furniture in Chilhowie for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Hash Rethford, Chilhowie; five daughters: Mary Widener and Barbara Billings, both of Marion, Patricia Burchett of Chilhowie, Trisha Harris of Rich Valley, and Regina Thomas of Atkins; one son, Roy W. Rethford of Marion; five sisters: Nancy Johnston of Boissevain, Lilly Saunders of Mullins, W.Va., Shirley Thompson of Knox, Ind., Lucille Taylor of Lorain, Ohio, and Ruby Westmoreland of Browns Mill, N.J.; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec 29, at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Blevins officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Joyce Blevins, P.O. Box 905, Marion, VA 24354. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Roberts Hazel   27 Dec 1996 Hazel Hopkins Roberts, age 94, died Friday, Dec 27, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a member of Riverview Presbyterian Church and was the widow of Edward Scott Roberts. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ozie and James Roberts; and two daughters, Elizabeth Fowler and Susan Call. Survivors include four sons, George Roberts, Joe Roberts and Noah Roberts, all of Saltville, and Richard Roberts, Marion; two daughters, Linda Petzold and Blanche Oberle, both of Ormond Beach, Fla.; one brother, John Hopkins, Saltville; two sisters, Josephine Frye, Chilhowie, and Katherine Reel, Marion; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec 30, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Surber officiating. Burial was in Elizabeth Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Shazier Ketron Allen   27 Dec 1996 Ketron Allen Shazier, age 23, died Friday, Dec 27, 1996 at his home in Chilhowie. Survivors include his wife, Ginger Holstein Shazier; his father, Franklin Shazier, Chilhowie; his mother, Nashell Ballard Shazier; two brothers, Eric Shazier and Franklin A. "Tony" Shazier, both of Chilhowie; two stepdaughters, Somner Holstein and Autums Holstein, both of West Virginia; one nephew. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec 30, in the First Baptist Church in Chilhowie with the Rev. Stephen Fields and the Rev. Johnny L. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Chilhowie Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Grant Robert Dean "Bobby"   28 Dec 1996 Robert Dean "Bobby" Grant, age 53, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996 at his home in Chilhowie. Survivors include one daughter, Tina G. Underwood, Eagle Rock; one brother, Allen L. Grant, Saltville; five sisters: Irene Brannon, Damascus, Gladys Osborne, Morgantown, W.Va., Wanda Eastridge and Edith Smith, both of Chilhowie, and Virginia Chapman, Saltville; one grandson, Cody Allen Underwood; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 31, in Elizabeth Cemetery with the Rev. Shirley Carter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made on behalf of the family. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Heneger Albert Samuel   28 Dec 1996 Albert Samuel Henegar, age 52, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996 at his mother's home in Saltville. He was a native of Saltville, and was preceded in death by one daughter, April Henegar. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Henegar; one son, Richard Henegar, Roanoke; one daughter, Melissa Henegar; his mother, Iva Henegar, Saltville; one brother, Bill Henegar, Glade Spring; and one sister, Sue Teaters, Chilhowie. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 31, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Eller officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Rose Clinton Aaron   28 Dec 1996 Clinton Aaron Rose, age 84, died Saturday, Dec 28, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Rose was a native of Dickinson County and had been living in the Marion area for more than 50 years. He was a superintendent over the lumber yard at the W. M. Ritter Lumber Company in McClure and retired from the Brunswick Corp. as a supervisor having worked there for more than 29 years. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Della Entis Ashby Rose, Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Dale E. and Rowan H. Rose, Hampton; one brother, Woodrow Rose, Coeburn; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec 30, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo and the Rev. Jack Bowery officiating. Entombment followed in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Francis Jesse G., Jr.   29 Dec 1996 Jesse G. Francis Jr., of Marion, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse G. Francis Sr., and was of the Christian faith. Mr. Francis was a native of Baltimore, Md., and had been living in Marion for the past six years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in Vietnam. He was employed with Kmart of Wytheville. Survivors include his wife, Cassandra L. Francis, Marion; his mother, Goldie Francis, Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Ann Weitzel and Doris Smullin, both of Baltimore, Md.; many nieces and nephews and one greatnephew. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Military honors were conducted by the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. Interment was private. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Rich Arfie Elizabeth   29 Dec 1996 Arfie Elizabeth Sheets Rich, age 92, died Sunday, Dec 29, 1996 at the Wytheville Community Hospital. Mrs. Rich was the widow of William B. Rich. She lived most of her life in Smyth County and had been living at the Birdmont Manor in Wytheville for the past two years. She was preceded in death by one son, Clarence R. Rich and an infant daughter. She was a member of the Valley View Baptist Church and worked as a homemaker for most of her life. Survivors include two sons, Roy Rich, Marion, and James Rich, Fairfax; four daughters: Pauline Greer and Viola Alexander, both of Marion, Sarah Eller, Chilhowie, and Edith McMillan, Monroe, N.C.; one brother, Rex Sheets, Buffalo, W.Va.; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and six greatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan 1, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Neitch and the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment will follow in the McCarter Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hash Ruby Cook   30 Dec 1996 Ruby Cook Hash, age 78, widow of Oscar Hash, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a wonderful homemaker, wife and mother. She enjoyed gardening and sewing.She is survived by one daughter, Betty Hash of Marion; one cousin, Retha Hamm of Elkton, Md. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Havens William U.   30 Dec 1996 William U. Havens, age 83, of Spring Lake, N.C., formerly of Rural Retreat, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996 in the Womack Army Medical Center in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Mr. Havens was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the Army as a Master Sgt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Henry and Ruth Rose Havens. Surviving are his wife, Ok Yon Havens, of the home; one daughter, Peggy Shepherd, Arizona; one son, William J. Havens, Las Vegas, Nev.; three brothers, Muncy Havens, Atkins, Walter Havens, Sugar Grove, and Floyd Havens, Marion; two sisters, Beatrice Parks, Sugar Grove, and Della M. Stowers, Wytheville; seven grandchildren, several great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m. at the Ad#### Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Lafayette ParkWest in Fayetteville, N.C., with military honors. Adcock Funeral Home in Spring Lake, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
Johnson Fannie irene Kilby 13 Aug 1917 31 Dec 1996 Fannie Irene Kilby Johnson, age 79, of Grant, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Robert Young, Grant. She was born Aug. 13, 1917 at Helton, N.C., to Lee and Connie Brooks Kilby. Surviving are her husband, Bruce Johnson; one daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Robert Young, Grant; four grandchildren and spouses: Linda and David Kalapko, Round Rock, Texas, Ricky and Debbie Young, Independence, Dianna and Bobby Campbell, Mouth of Wilson, and Cindy and Dave Wood, Sugar Grove; eight great-grandchildren: Matthew Anders, Anthony Young, Nathaniel Anders, Christie Parsons, Tiffany Young, Marlin Campbell, Alyssa Weaver, Zachary Wood; one greatgreat-granddaughter, Anna Parsons; three sisters, Barbara Kilby, Grant, Maxine Barnes, Norfolk, and Iva Roten, High Point, N.C.; two brothers, Dean Kilby, Woodbridge, and Carol Kilby, Rugby; a special sister-in-law, Susie Johnson, Rugby. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. in Reins-Sturdivant Chapel in Independence with the Rev. Wilmer Shepherd, the Rev. Rex Hall and the Rev. Fred E. Jennings officiating. Interment was in Corinth Cemetery, Rugby. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association for Research, National Headquarters, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, Ill. 60611 or to the Rugby Rescue Squad, Rt. 2, Box 195, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence was in charge of arrangements.
Ashton Charles Y.   31 Dec 1996 Charles Y. Ashton, age 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996 in All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Berniece Ashton and one grandson, Charley Ashton. He was a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His many decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with four oakleaf clusters. He was a life member of the Elks Club and All Saints Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Opal Ashton, Fort Worth, Texas; two sons, Chuck Ashton Jr. of Burleson, Texas, and Mike Ashton of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Patty Koski of Marion; one sister, Sydney Youngson, La Jolla Calif.; six grandchildren. Graveside services were held Thursday, Jan. 2, at Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas with full military honors. Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas was in charge of arrangements.
Shupe Lawrence Lester   31 Dec 1996 Lawrence Lester Shupe, age 82, of Meadowview, died Tuesday, Dec 31, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. He was a farmer. Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Tomlinson, Marion; one sister, Ruby Tolliver, Abingdon. Graveside services were conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan 2, in Knollkreg Memorial Park with the Rev. Wayne Parsons officiating. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Kelly Gary Edsel 26 Nov 1932 1 Jan 1997 Gary Edsel Kelly, age 64, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997 at his home in Crockett. He was born Nov. 26, 1932 in Glade Hill (Franklin County), the son of the late Lucian Ted and Minnie Alice Smith Kelly. Pastor Kelly was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a former fireman with the Roanoke City Fire Dept., and had worked for the Texaco Oil Co. He served as Lutheran pastor at the FloydWillis Parish for 11 years and the Cripple Creek Parish in Crockett for 14 years. Surviving are his wife, Betty Lou Kelly, of the home; two daughters and son-in-law, Deidre Kelly and Garvice Jones, Boones Mill, and Christina Marie Kelly, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary William Kelly, Timothy David and Jennifer Kelly and Michael Goebel and Judy Kelly, all of Roanoke; seven grandchildren: Sean Kelly, Erin Kelly, Brandon Kelly, Katie Kelly, Monica Cowden, Angela Jones and Amy Jones; his mother-in-law, Admiral Cole, Roanoke. A funeral celebration will be held today, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church with Bishop Richard F. Bansemer, Pastor Jim Bangle, Pastor Ed Schaack and Pastor Joe Shumate officiating. Private inurnment will take place at a later date. The family requests that those who prefer may make memorials to the United Lutheran Memorial Fund. The family will receive friends at the residence at any time and following the services at the church with a potluck luncheon. Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat is in charge of arrangements.
Dunford Raymond   1 Jan 1997 Raymond Dunford, age 45, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997 in his home in Marion. Mr. Dunford was a lifelong resident of Smyth County. He was a member of the Adwolfe Freewill Baptist Church and an employee of Brunswick and Marion Composites for 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Edna Farmer Dunford, Marion; one daughter, Cherrie Lynn Dunford, Marion; his mother, Maxine Hutton Dunford Perkins, Marion; two brothers, Dennis Dunford, Astoria, N.Y., and Frank Dunford, Marion; five sisters: Elizabeth Haga, Peggy Snider, Barbara Testerman and Patsy Walters, all of Marion, and Audrey Moncrief, Texas; one granddaughter, Christy Lynn Pierce, Marion. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Interment will follow in the Thomas Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Parks Lois Hazel   1 Jan 1997 Lois Hazel Lanter Parks, age 74, of Atkins, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was born in Fries, the daughter of Joseph Christopher and Pearl Hall Lanter. She lived most of her life in the Smyth County area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elisha Josh Parks; one son, Otis Lee Parks; and one daughter, Margaret Gay Parks Kunkel. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and Steve Tilson, Elizabeth Kay and Howard Kestner, and Judy Mae Nelson, all of Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Maston and Ethel Parks of Monrovia, Md.; one sister, Effie Mae Padgett of Woodlawn; five grandchildren: Mindy Parks Green and husband Bill, Anita Parks, Jennifer Nelson, Julia Nelson and Ashley Kunkel; one grandson, Dustin Kunkel; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 4, at 10:45 a.m. in Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Weston Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in Wassum Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Wyatt Willie Faye   1 Jan 1997 Willie Faye Wyatt, age 80, of Damascus, died Wednesday, Jan 1, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. Mrs. Wyatt was a lifelong resident of the Damascus area and was the widow of Clifford Wyatt. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Damascus. She was preceded in death by one son, Ray Allan Wyatt. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Texie) Lord, Bristol; two sons, Jim L. Wyatt and Bud G. Wyatt, both of Winchester; four sisters, Lavinia "Curly" Poff, Damascus, Mrs. S. L. (Margaret) Jackson, Abingdon, Rowena Alderson and Peggy Rust, both of Danville; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a dear friend, Carrie Trent. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Jan 4, in First Baptist Church, Damascus, with the Rev. Don Lasley officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. today until time of service.
Legard Mary Lee   2 Jan 1997 Mary Lee Legard, age 83, widow of Charles W. "Jack" Legard, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Bob Legard and Tom Legard. She is survived by three grandsons, Rick Legard of Marshall, N.C., James Legard of Chilhowie, and Tony Legard of Bristol; four granddaughters, Cindy Cunningham of Westerville, Ohio, Debbie West of Jacksonville, Fla., Linda Kiddman of Roanoke, and Brenda Colgan of Burlington, N.J.; 11 great-grandchildren, and one greatgreat-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. in Seaver-Brown Chapel with Dr. William A. Slater and the Rev. Gene Little officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marion Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 784, Marion, VA 24354. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Osborne Robert L.   2 Jan 1997 Robert L. Osborne, age 70, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 at his home in Saltville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Havens) Osborne. Survivors include three sons, Howard Osborne and Willis Osborne, both of Saltville, and Charles Osborne, Chilhowie; four grandchildren; one great-grandson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Surber and the Rev. Curt Havens officiating. Burial was in the Ridgedale Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Powers Grace Ruth   2 Jan 1997 Grace Ruth Powers, age 92, of Marion, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was the widow of Charlie Powers. Survivors include two nephews, Lee Manuel, Missouri, and Jesse Manuel, Arkansas; and many other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends tonight from 78 at the funeral home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Roulo Craig Philip   2 Jan 1997 Craig Philip Roulo, age 17, died Thursday, Jan 2, 1997 at his home in Marion. Survivors include his father, Craig F. Roulo, Marion; his mother, Jane M. Heymach, Richmond; his grandparents, Raymond and Joyce Roulo, Portville, N.Y.; one brother, Bobby Roulo, of the home; his stepmother, Shelby Pierce, Marion; three stepsisters: Tina, Chasity, and Charity, all of Marion; one stepbrother, Steven, Marion; one uncle, Scott Roulo. Funeral services will be conducted today, Jan 4, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Steele Laura H.   2 Jan 1997 Laura H. Steele, age 73, died Thursday, Jan 2, 1997 in the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. She was preceded in death by one son, Eugene Steele. Mrs. Steele was a native of Smyth County and the widow of William O. Steele. She was a member of Russell's Chapel. She was employed at Superior Mills in Chilhowie as a supervisor for several years and had worked as a nurse's aid at the Smyth County Health Department. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Pat) Barr, and Mrs. Hurley (Brenda) Davis Jr., both of Marion; two sisters, Pauline Hash, Baltimore, Md., and Louise Barker, Marion; three grandchildren, William Chad Barr, Jerrie Lynne Barr, and Matthew Scott Davis; two great- grandchildren, Alexandria Nicole Barr and Matthew Branson Morrison Davis; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Jan 5, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Herman Cress officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
Umbarger Alma Pearl   2 Jan 1997 Alma Pearl Umbarger, age 88, widow of George E. Umbarger, died Thursday, Jan 2, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Stephen Creger of Crockett; two sons and daughter-in- law, James H. Umbarger, and Ben F. and Jane Umbarger, all of Atkins; eight grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren, and one greatgreat-grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Jan 4, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Groseclose. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Felty Edith Edna Martin 18 Feb 1894 3 Jan 1997 Edith Edna Martin Felty, age 102, of Wytheville, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997 in the Birdmont Health Care Center. She was born Feb. 18, 1894 in Greenwood, the daughter of the late John William and Matilda Jane Moyer Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, John William Felty and an infant son. Mrs. Felty graduated from Greenwood High School and Roanoke Business College. She came to Wytheville and accepted a position with the S. F. Ewald Insurance Agency in 1914. She joined the St. Paul Methodist Church in 1915 where she taught Sunday School for 50 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Willis L. (Helen) Corvin, and Mrs. William L. (Margaret) Snavely of Wytheville; four grandchildren, William B. and Mary Corvin, Herndon, Willis G. and Loretta Corvin, Thaxton, Lynda H. and Ray Dossett, Morehead City, N.C., Robert J. and Caroline Hurt, Smithfield; one step-grandson, Michael and Teresa Snavely, Marion; 11 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Maude Du Bois, Milford, Penn.; one sister-in-law, Myrtle Repass, Birdmont Health Care Center; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Chapel with interment in the East End Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the St. Paul United Methodist Church or the West End United Methodist Church. Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of arrangements.
Carter C. F., Rev   3 Jan 1997 Rev. C. F. Carter, age 88, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997 at his home in Sugar Grove. Rev. Carter was a minister for the Church of God of Prophecy for more than 40 years and was a member of the Home Builders Association. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Willie Lee Carter. He is survived by his wife, Mary M. Testerman Carter of Sugar Grove; three daughters, Nell Masters of Augusta, Ga., Maxine Woodard of New Castle, Del., and Bobby Joyce Neal of Wilmington, Del.; four sons: Vernon C. Carter and Richard L. Carter, both of New Castle, Del., Lewis Carter of Newark, Del., and Randall E. Carter of Bear, Del.; five stepchildren including a special stepson, Ed Testerman of Speedwell; 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. at McCrery Memorial Chapel in Wilmington, Del. Burial followed in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Del. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
McBride Carrie Evelyn Rader Jonas   3 Jan 1997 Carrie Evelyn Rader Jonas McBride, age 60, of Atkins, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997 at the Wytheville Community Hospital. Mrs. McBride was a native of Tennessee, but had lived in Smyth County for several years. She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Rader; one son, Michael A. Jonas; and two brothers, F. D. Rader and Henry Rader. Survivors include her husband, N. Lee McBride, Atkins; her mother, Faye Mickels, Greensboro, N.C.; three daughters, Sharon A. Minter, Rural Retreat, Mitzi G. Nelson, Marion, and Deena R. King, Climax, N.C.; two sons, Douglas G. Jonas, Blacksburg, and Jonathan F. W. Jonas, Bluefield, W.Va.; one brother, Jay D. Rader, Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Mary F. Felts, Phoenix, Ariz., Dorothy A. Beasley, Pensacola, Fla., and Wilma L. Rader, Burlington, N.J.; 24 grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment followed in the Round Hill Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Morrell Annie Crumley   3 Jan 1997 Annie Crumley Morrell, age 93, of Bristol, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Daniel Morrell, and two daughters, Rosemary Westfall and Glenna Nease. She was owner and operator of Goose Pimple Junction Grocery with her husband. She had been a pianist for many years at area churches. She was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include one son, David Morrell, Chilhowie; one brother, Hal Crumley, Gray, Tenn.; seven grandchildren including a special granddaughter, Anna Gentry, Abingdon; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jack Garland officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Akard Funeral Home in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Sparks George H.   3 Jan 1997 George H. Sparks of White Post, died Jan 3, 1997, at a hospital in Winchester. He was born in Chatham Hill, the son of Nanny and T. S. Sparks Sr. He is survived by his wife, Cloe Thweatt Sparks; one son, Charles Sparks; one stepson, one stepdaughter; four sisters: Polly Sparks Hillmuth, Marion, Mary Sparks Allison, Chilhowie, Nell Sparks Edwards, and Oma Jean Sparks Adkins, both of Winchester; one brother, F. L. Sparks, White Post. Funeral services and burial were held Tuesday, Jan 7, in Winchester. Jones Funeral Home in Winchester was in charge of arrangements.
Harris Helen Aldena Farmer   4 Jan 1997 Helen Aldena Farmer Harris, age 78, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997 at her home in Lehigh Acres, Fla. Born in Rugby, Mrs. Harris was a member of the Women's Army Corp and attached to the Pentagon during World War II, as well as working for the Secret Service. She was a staunch Republican and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lehigh Acres, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Edmund Harris of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; two daughters, Karen Lynn Harris Milam of York, Penn., and Pamela Lee Ragland of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; two sons, Donald H. Harris of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Kevin P. Harris of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; three sisters, Zuria Austin of Austin, Texas, Stella Faye Farmer and Ada Marie Tilson, both of Marion; two brothers, Robert Farmer and Jack Farmer, both of Marion; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Haw Orchard Baptist Church, Grayson County, with the Rev. Rex Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Haw Orchard Cemetery. The eulogy will be given by her oldest granddaughter, Dawn Michelle Gully. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 205 E. Joel Blvd., Lehigh Acres, Fla. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Kirk Beulah Sheets   4 Jan 1997 Beulah Sheets Kirk, age 95, widow of Glenn M. Kirk, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997. Mrs. Kirk was a member of Comers Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by six daughters, Mary Lee Kirk, Pauline Pickle, and Helen Barnes, all of Marion, Opal Stamper of Chilhowie, Charlotte Childers of Spartanburg, S.C., and Carol Caldwell of Bluefield, W.Va.; three sons, Gene Lowman of Sugar Grove, Frank Lowman of Columbus, Ind., and Ray Lowman, Bel-Air, Md.; one stepdaughter, Katherine Stone of Marion; two stepsons, James Kirk of Christiansburg, and Ralph Kirk of Salem; one brother, Gordie Sheets of Sugar Grove; 54 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great- grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Price and the Rev. Roger Frost officiating. Burial followed in West Cemetery in Marion. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Leslie Reginald W.   4 Jan 1997 Reginald W. Leslie, age 74, of Glade Spring, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include one son, Glen Leslie, Glade Spring; one daughter, Glenda Leslie, Glade Spring; three grandchildren, Gary Leslie, Leigh Leslie, and Derrick Leslie, all of Glade Spring; one great-granddaughter. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, in Mt. Rose Cemetery with the Rev. Wiley Mayo officiating. Donations may be made to Glade Spring Rescue Squad. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Snavely William Luther (Bill)   4 Jan 1997 William Luther (Bill) Snavely, age 78, of Wytheville, died Saturday, Jan 4, 1997 in the Wythe County Community Hospital. Mr. Snavely was born in Wythe County, the son of the late Frank and Lena Baumgardner Snavely. He was a lifetime member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rural Retreat where he served as a councilman and trustee, a past member of the Wythe County Rescue Squad, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a shop foreman at new car dealerships in Wythe and Smyth counties for over 50 years. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Hurt Snavely of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Teresa Snavely of Marion; two granddaughters, Kara Snavely and Ashley Snavely; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Ray Dossett, Morehead City, N.C.; one stepson and daughter-in-law, Robert and Caroline Hurt, Smithfield; four step-grandsons, Keith and Todd Dossett, Darden and Robby Hurt; one step-great-granddaughter, Megan Dossett. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan 7, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Larry M. Bollinger, the Rev. Norman Wilhoit, and Dr. Charles C. Burnett officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family requests that those who prefer may make memorials to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 478, Rural Retreat, VA 24368 or the charity of their choice. Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat was in charge of arrangements.
Woods Louise T.   4 Jan 1997 Louise T. Woods, age 84, died Saturday, Jan 4, 1997 in Francis Marion Manor. She was the widow of Wade Woods. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John R. (Lois) King, Marion; one sister, Mabel Overbay; a special nephew, Dale Alan Miller; a special niece, Mrs. Earl K. (Elouise L.) Miller; three grandchildren, Tonda Gail King, John E. King, Tanja Scaggs; nine great-grandchildren: Tiffany Tomlin, Michael Robert Fisher, Tiara Fisher, Zachary King, Eric Lyle King, Courtney Scaggs, John Scaggs, Jared Scaggs, and Michael Deel; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan 6, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Interment was in Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Vernon Glenna 19 Oct 1913 5 Jan 1997 Glenna Pugh Vernon, age 83, died Sunday, Jan 5, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mrs. Vernon was born Oct 19, 1913 in Grayson County. She attended Johnston Memorial Nursing School and graduated in 1935. She served the public as a registered nurse for 46 years. She was the widow of C. H. Vernon. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Sam and Gail Vernon of Marion; one brother, B. Jack Pugh, Lynchburg; two grandsons, David and Neal; one granddaughter, Anna; one step-grandchild, Chad. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan 7, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carol Ferguson officiating. Interment followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations made to the Marion Life Saving Crew or the Laurel Springs Church. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Blevins Charles Woodrow   5 Jan 1997 Charles Woodrow Blevins, age 77, of Chilhowie, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a retired employee of the Pepsi-Cola Co., Marion. Survivors include his wife, Mary Emily Tuell Blevins; one son, Charles William Blevins, Chilhowie; three daughters, Rosie Overbay, Alice Sue Sheets, both of Chilhowie, and Marie Shupe, Max Meadows; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd L. Sheets officiating. Burial was in the Grosses Creek Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Powers Hazel   5 Jan 1997 Hazel Taylor Powers, age 89, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mrs. Powers was a native of Ashe County, N.C., and had lived most of her life in Smyth County. She was the widow of Vaughn J. Powers and a member of Parker's Chapel Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bud (Ethel B.) Ashby, Chilhowie; six sons and daughters-in-law: Howard L. and June Richardson, Earl G. and Irene Powers, Rev. Joe D. and Norma Powers, Jessie Blain and Wanda Powers, and V. J. and Molly Powers, all of Marion, and Ronnie F. Powers, Chilhowie; a special son-in-law, Bud Ashby; two sisters, Blanche Stamper, Chilhowie, Grace Martin, Chicago, Ill.; 37 grandchildren, 44 great- grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. in Parker's Chapel, Dry Fork, with the Rev. Chester Hensley and the Rev. Dennis Eller officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Church Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Smith Thomas Taylor   5 Jan 1997 Thomas Taylor Smith, age 83, formerly of Marion, died Sunday, Jan 5, 1997 in the South Fulton Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Thomas lived most of his life in the Marion area before moving to Atlanta for the past year and a half. He was a graduate of the Bluefield State College. He worked as a brickmason in the Marion and Wytheville areas having been a part of the construction of many buildings in the downtown area. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Smith, Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Sandra Moody and Tomasina Barnes, both of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Karen Barnes and Shelli Barnes, both of Atlanta, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, David Campbell-Moody, Troy Campbell- Moody, and Korey Campbell-Moody; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan 9, at 1 p.m. in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill E. Hinton and the Rev. Carol Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow in the Round Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the Funeral Home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gullion Sherman "Dude"   6 Jan 1997 Sherman "Dude" Gullion, age 66, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997 at his home in Marion. He is survived by his wife, Martha Powell Gullion of Marion; two daughters, Pam Gullion of Abingdon, and Angela Barr of Chilhowie; one son, Kevin Gullion of Atkins; one brother, Daniel Gullion of Dublin; three grandchildren, Jarrett Gullion, Tristian Barr and Colin Gullion. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Seaver-Brown Chapel with burial in Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Logan Harmon W. "Jack"   6 Jan 1997 Harmon W. "Jack" Logan, age 84, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County. Mr. Logan was a former employee of the Glade Spring Vance Co. for about 20 years and had been a Grade A Dairy farmer for 30 years. He was a member of the Byars Cobbs United Methodist Church and had served as an officer in the Men's Bible Class. He was a charter member of the Glade Spring Lions Club while it was in Glade Spring, a charter member of the Glade Spring Fire Department and a member of the Interstate Bowl. Survivors include his wife, Eva Grubb Logan; one niece, Sue Eastman King, Richmond; two nephews, Curtis Logan, Pulaski, and Cecil Logan, near Washington D.C. Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Graham officiating. Committal services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Powers Mabel   6 Jan 1997 Mabel Gwyn Powers, age 83, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997 in Francis Marion Manor. Mrs. Powers was the widow of Avery Isaac Powers and a member of the Adwolfe Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lois Powers. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Howard (June) Richardson, Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Carson L. and Kathleen Powers, Marion; one brother, Clarence Powers, Chilhowie; five sisters, Virginia Heath, Grey Grinstead, and June Brinkley, all of Chilhowie, May Gibson, Aliceville, Ala., and Dorothy Pollard, Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. in Adwolfe Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Burial will follow in the McClure Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Scott Azel "A"   6 Jan 1997 Azel "A" Scott, age 75, died Monday, Jan 6, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was a resident of the Hayter's Gap Community where he operated the A. E. Scott Grocery for many years. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Jean Kennedy Scott; one daughter, Mitzi J. Burkett, Mesa, Ariz.; three brothers, Sunshine Scott and Clyde Scott, both of Abingdon, and Bascom Scott, Palmyra; two sisters, Cleo Mays and Shirley Hagy, both of Abingdon; one granddaughter, Chelsey Burkett, Mesa, Ariz. Graveside services will be conducted today, Jan 8, at 2:30 p.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with the Rev. Moses Salyer officiating. Family and friends may assemble at the Funeral Home at 2 p.m. for a procession to the cemetery. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.
Walls Elmer Lee "Big Jim"   6 Jan 1997 Elmer Lee "Big Jim" Walls, age 73, of Konnarock, died Monday, Jan 6, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was a lifelong resident of Smyth County and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He attended Azen Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edith Moore Walls; two stepdaughters, Francis Smith and Joann Allison, both of Glade Spring; four sisters, Lucille Russell, Joppa, Md., Magdalene Testerman, Laurel, Md., Ora Mae Wilson, Mountain City, Tenn., and Lois Walls, Edgewood, Md.; three brothers, Earnest Walls, Marion, Jack Walls, Oxford, Penn., and Dean Walls, Damascus; five step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan 9, in Azen Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles E. "Jody" Blevins and the Rev. Randy Lester officiating. Burial was in Azen Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Calhoun Cary Evans   7 Jan 1997 Carey Evans Calhoun, age 35, of Bristol, Tenn., formerly of Sugar Grove, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997 in Johnson City Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident in Elizabethton, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold K. Calhoun, Sugar Grove and Bartow, W.Va. She was a graduate of Emory & Henry College and was employed by HFS Inc. in Elizabethton. Survivors include her mother, Marguerite R. "Meg" Calhoun, Bluff City, Tenn.; three sisters, Ann B. Jones, Bluff City, Tenn., Pamela Hannam, Arlington, and Pat Samuels, Columbia, Mo.; one brother, Peter S. Barrow, Silver Spring, Md. Funeral services and burial were held in Arbovale, W.Va. Memorial donations may be sent to No-Kill Cat Shelter, 26474 Honey Locust Road, Abingdon, VA 24211. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of local arrangements.
Orme Okie Evans   7 Jan 1997 Okie Evans Orme, age 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997 at her home in Marion. She is survived by four daughters: Lorena Miller of Ennice, N.C., Mary Virginia Bockelman of Glendale, Ariz., Katherine Doane of Ceres, and Bessie Tilson of Marion; six sons: Thomas Evans of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Douglas Evans of Saltville; Sammy Evans and Otis Evans, both of Marion; Arnold Evans and Marvin Evans, both of Rich Valley; 30 grandchildren, 43 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Tim Boyette and the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside United Methodist Church Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Rogers Patsy   7 Jan 1997 Patsy McKee Rogers, age 69, died Tuesday, Jan 7, 1997 in Palmdale, Calif. She was a native of Chilhowie and the daughter of the late Paul Dulaney and Elizabeth Glenn McKee. Survivors include her husband, Clark Rogers, Palmdale, Calif.; two daughters, Ruth Rogers Hudson, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mary Rogers, Palmdale, Calif.; one brother, Thomas Glenn McKee Sr., Chilhowie; one niece, Betty Ruud, Verona; two nephews, Thomas Glenn McKee Jr., Passaic, N.J., and Paul E. McKee, Chilhowie; six great-nieces and nephews. Funeral and burial will be in Palmdale, Calif. This is a courtesy announcement by Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie.
Watterson Charles Henry "Buddy"   7 Jan 1997 Charles Henry "Buddy" Watterson, age 74, died Tuesday, Jan 7, 1997 in Coral Gables, Fla. He was formerly of Marion and was preceded in death by his parents, William and Edna Watterson. He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Berkowitz of Coral Gables, Fla., and Melody Mancuso of Bayport, N.Y.; two sons, William Watterson of Bowdoin College, Maine, and Charles "Chip" Watterson of Bayport, N.Y.; several grandchildren; one sister, Mary Ellen Bowman of Marathon, N.C.; one brother, Robert Watterson of Brentwood, Tenn. Funeral services and burial will be held in Coral Gables, Fla. This is a courtesy announcement by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
Henderson Nina Johnson   8 Jan 1997 Nina Johnson Henderson, age 88, of Saltville, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was the widow of John Bill Henderson. She was also preceded in death by her parents, James P. and Cora Counts Johnson of Saltville; one son, John Michael Henderson; two sisters, Lelia Taylor and Beulah Sword; two brothers, Houston Johnson and G. D. Johnson. Survivors include six sons: James William Henderson, Newport News, Thomas Gerald Henderson, Boise, Idaho, Charles Houston Henderson, Milwaukee, Wisc., Rudy Wayne Henderson Sr., Saltville, Garland Leon Henderson and Danny Ray Henderson, both of Marion; four daughters: Jean Henderson Morse, Westminster, Calif.; Sheila Henderson DeBord, Saltville; Linda Henderson McElroy, Honesdale, Penn.; and Diane Henderson Allison, LaPorte, Texas; one sister, Venida Johnson Wyatt, Rocky Gap; 26 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Benny Frye and the Rev. Bobby Surber officiating. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Mason Lloyd Hill   8 Jan 1997 Lloyd Hill Mason, age 82, of Chilhowie, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997 in the Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cindy Martin Mason. Mr. Mason was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church, Chilhowie, a veteran of World War II and the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667 and a member of the Chilhowie Mason Lodge #250 A.F. & A.M. Survivors include one brother, Monroe "Bun" Mason, Chilhowie; one sister, Mary Keller, Forest Hill, Md.; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in Mountain View Cemetery in Chilhowie with the Rev. R. J. Cullop and the Rev. Lloyd L. Sheets officiating. Full military honors were conducted by Marion VFW Post 4667. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
O'Quinn Fed Isaac   8 Jan 1997 Fed Isaac O'Quinn, age 72, of Glade Spring, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997 in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Glade Spring Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Joyce W. O'Quinn, Glade Spring; three daughters, Kathy Johnson, Marion, Brenda Eller, Chilhowie, and Peggy O'Quinn, North Pole, Alaska; one son, Charles O'Quinn, Marion; five sisters: Edna Mutter, Saltville, Bonnie Puckett, Greenville, Tenn., Ethel Cross and Georgia Snead, both of Cleveland, Tenn., and Lorene Mutter, Pearisburg; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 11, at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Blazer and the Rev. Roger O'Quinn officiating. Burial will follow in the Baptist Cemetery in Glade Spring. Memorial donations may be made to the Glade Spring Baptist Church Building Fund. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
Stephens William Howell   8 Jan 1997 William Howell Stephens, age 86, of Rural Retreat, died Wednesday, Jan 8, 1997 in Francis Marion Manor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cleo Medley Stephens. He is survived by one sister, Minnie Seatz, Todd, N.C.; two brothers, Charles O. Stephens of Sugar Grove, and Jay Stephens, Maryland; one half-sister, Faye Stephens, Lenoir, N.C.; one half-brother, Junior Stephens, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan 10, at 2 p.m. in Lindsey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Countiss officiating. Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat. Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat was in charge of arrangements.
Orr Kennett Eugene 26 Apr 1922 9 Jan 1997 Kennett Eugene Orr, age 74, of Catawba, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997 at his home. He was born April 26, 1922 in Rich Valley. He and his wife have been residents of Catawba Valley since 1959. He was a charter member of the Catawba Ruritan Club. Mr. Orr had been involved with the Boy Scouts for many years and earned awards such as the Silver Beaver and Wood Badge. He was a lifetime member of the Catawba Volunteer Fire Department. He was a Sunday School teacher at Central United Methodist Church for 25 years. He was retired from the Roanoke County School System, where he was Assistant Principal at Northside High School for 18 years and Assistant Principal at Arnold R. Burton Vocational School for eight years. He is survived by his wife, Leslie Ann Fringer Orr; one daughter, Kathleen L. Orr; one son and daughter-in-law, Kennett R. and Karen Givens Orr; two grandsons, Joshua Kennett Orr and Jonathan William Orr, both of Catawba; one sister, Doris Orr, Rich Valley; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Ross M. Orr Jr. and wife Sandy, Bethlehem, Penn., and Dr. William K. Orr and wife Lois, Fishersville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Central United Methodist Church with Dr. William Davis officiating. Interment was in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central United Methodist Church Elevator Fund in memory of Gene Orr. Lotz Salem Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Cummings Viva Irene   9 Jan 1997 Viva Irene Cummings, age 84, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997 in Fredricksburg. She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Joycelyn Koval, Ocala, Fla.; two sons, William F. Barr, Pompano Beach, Fla., and Sidney L. Barr, Waynesboro; five sisters: Catherine Russell, Augusta, Ga., Margaret Hoth , Franklin Park, Ill., Ida Johnson and Dorothy Russell, both of Chilhowie; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Lebanon United Methodist Church with the Rev. R. J. Cullop officiating. Burial followed in the Lebanon UMC Cemetery. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Greer Mary Kathrine 4 Jul 1903 10 Jan 1997 Mary Kathrine Greer, 93, of Salem, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997. Miss Greer was born in Grayson County July 4, 1903, and spent her childhood in Troutdale. She was a graduate of Marion High School and Marion Junior College and received her teacher's certificate from Emory & Henry College in 1923. She taught in the Troutdale school. In 1931, she graduated from Shenandoah Hospital School of Nursing. During her 34 years of nursing, she held registration in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee and Oregon. She joined the Army Nurse Corps in 1942 and served overseas. In 1945, she returned to Troutdale and organized the Troutdale Community Health Center. She returned to the Army Nurse Corps in March 1948 serving in Tacoma, Wash., and Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1954, she left the army for private life on her sister's ranch in Tahuya, Wash. Miss Greer returned to Virginia in 1960 where she held many nursing positions including Night Supervisor at Southwestern State Hospital in Marion and Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg. Her last nursing job was as Director of Nursing at Bedford County Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Miss Greer was a lifetime member of the American Sociological Society and a member of the National Counsel of Family Relations. She was a member of the Methodist Church since she was 10 years old. In the late '60s and early '70s she was a certified lay leader of Holston Conference. She had been an active member of Raleigh Court United Methodist Church. She had been active in volunteer work with the League of Older Americans and the patients at the former McVitty House. Miss Greer was one of the early members of the Mount Rogers Citizen's Development Corporation, serving as membership chairman for some time. For her work with this organization she won the Ralph C. Moyle award for outstanding contributions toward furthering the progress of the Mount Rogers Area of Southwest Virginia. She was twice elected recorder and treasurer of the town of Troutdale. Miss Greer is survived by one sister, Sue Capriotti, Tahuya, Wash.; one brother, Carroll Greer, San Mateo, Calif. Due to winter weather concerns and family living out of state, funeral services will be conducted today, April 19, at 1:30 p.m. at Troutdale Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Oakey's Funeral Home in Roanoke is in charge of arrangements.
Slate Louise Wolfe   10 Jan 1997 Louise Wolfe Slate, age 89, widow of Troy Slate, died Friday, Jan 10, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital after a sudden illness. She was one of the founders of the Saltville Baptist Church and was a member of the United Daughters of Confederacy. Mrs. Slate was an active member of the Marion Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Women's Missionary Union. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Peggy Moser Slate of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan 12, 1997 at 2 p.m. at the Marion Baptist Church with Dr. William A. Slater officiating. Private burial was in Mt. Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Marion Baptist Church, 1258 N. Main St., Marion, VA 24354, or Marion Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 784, Marion, VA 24354. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements
Davis James Ralph 30 Apr 1929 12 Jan 1997 James Ralph Davis, age 67, of Chicago, Ill., died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997. He was born at Loves Mill on April 30, 1929 and raised in Chicago, Ill. He was a Marine Corps veteran and received the highest degree in Electronics from the University of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents, George E. Davis and Ernestine Hamm Davis Anderson. Surviving are his wife, Hazel M. Boggs Davis; one daughter, Susan M. Weismayer, Suwanee, Ga.; one son-in-law, Kirt Weismayer, Suwanee, Ga.; three grandchildren, Amanda, Adam and Rebecca Weismayer, all of Suwanee, Ga.; two brothers, Richard A. Davis, Marion, and David G. Davis, Hendersonville, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 17, at Seaver-Brown Funeral Home with burial in Mt. View Cemetery in Chilhowie. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Fleenor Margaretta Francisco   12 Jan 1997 Margaretta Francisco Fleenor, age 77, widow of Fred Fleenor, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law: Janice Meade of Landrum, S.C., Brenda and Charles Harrison of Taylors, S.C., Barbara and Eddie Choate of High Point, N.C., Kay Fleenor, and Ann and Palma Ball, all of Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Joyce Fleenor of Marion; one sister, Geneva Sue Smith of Scott County; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. in Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Pat Gilbert officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Howell Robert Lee "Bobby"   13 Jan 1997 Robert Lee "Bobby" Howell, age 41, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997 in Baggs, Wyo. Mr. Howell was formerly of Marion and had lived in Baggs, Wyo., for many years. He was preceded in death by his father, Bryan Howell. He is survived by his wife, Anita King Howell of Baggs, Wyo.; two daughters, Barbara Howell and Crystal Howell, both of Baggs, Wyo.; one son, Matthew Howell of Baggs, Wyo.; his mother, Dwade Coe Howell of Chilhowie; three sisters, Dessie Sadler of Chilhowie, Mary Goodman of Marion, and Charlotte Felts of Fries; three brothers, Dean Howell of Rawlings, Wyo., Charles Howell of Chilhowie, and Duane Howell of Atkins; several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at Grants Mortuary in Craig, Colo. Burial will follow in Craig, Colo. A local memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Friends may call at the home of his mother, Dwade Coe Howell, in Chilhowie. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of local arrangements.
Lawson Larry   13 Jan 1997 Larry Lawson, age 41, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997 at his home in Seven Mile Ford. He is survived by one daughter, Jessica Lawson of Marion; one son, Johnthan Lawson of Marion; his mother, Zella Henderson Lawson; three sisters, Elizabeth Dunbar of Richmond, Ind., Betty Lundy of Sugar Grove, and Peggy Duncan of Charlottesville; six brothers: Pete Watkins of Salem, James Lawson of Richmond, Ind., Dallas Lawson and Roger Lawson, both of Glade Spring, David Lawson of Canadian, Okla., and Samuel Lawson of Zionville, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Otis Barker officiating. Private burial followed in Wassum Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
McConnell Wayne Garrett   13 Jan 1997 Wayne Garrett McConnell, age 79, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997. He was a native of Washington County and a member of the Damascus United Methodist Church. He was a member and former captain of the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department and was a retired employee of the Pet Milk Company and Washington Motor Company. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Miller McConnell; one daughter, Vicki M. Gentry, Damascus; two grandsons, Robbie Wayne Vannoy and David Nelson Vannoy, both of Damascus; two sisters, Teeny Staub and Louise Jones, both of Abingdon; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. in Damascus United Methodist Church with the Rev. Benny Huguely officiating. Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Park. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, 8940 Cumberland St., Bristol, VA 24201 or to the American Cancer Association, 167 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Parks Polly Mae   13 Jan 1997 Polly Mae Blevins Parks, age 62, of Sugar Grove, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was born in Chilhowie, the daughter of the late Velt and Ethel Sweeney Blevins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Lewis Parks. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Carl Wilson of Sugar Grove, and Patricia and Kenneth Neely of Marion; two sons, Jesse Parks and James Parks, both of Sugar Grove; eight grandchildren: Daniel Parks, James Parks Jr., Luther Lewis Parks II, Jerry Truckenmiller, Brandy Truckenmiller, Tara Parks, Alisha Parks, and David Neely. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at Barnett's Funeral Chapel in Wytheville with the Rev. Bill Hinton officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Barnett's Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of arrangements.
Privett Wiley Wilson   13 Jan 1997 Wiley Wilson Privett, age 82, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997 in the Francis Marion Manor. Mr. Privett was a native of Grayson County but had lived most of his life in Smyth County. He was retired from the Brunswick Corporation and was a member of the Comers Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Privett was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Brenda Murray. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Sullivan Privett, Marion; two daughters, Margaret Campbell, Marion, and Elizabeth Jones, Aberdeen, Md.; one son, Johnny Privett, Bel Air, Md.; six sisters: Hazel Catron, Lake Wells, Fla., Bessie Brown, Piney Creek, N.C., Alice Powers, Marion, Ruby Noonkester, Bel Air, Md., Virgie Privett, Mullins, W.Va., and Carrie Tolliver, Princeton, W.Va.; one brother, Roby Privett, Troutdale; 10 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Margie Shelton of Maben, W.Va. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Moorefield and the Rev. Phillip Duvall officiating. Burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Young Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lamie Garland   14 Jan 1997 Garland Lamie, age 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997 at his home in Glade Spring. He was retired from the U.S. Gypsum Company, Plasterco, and was of the Apostolic faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ersula Lamie, Chatam Hill; one daughter, Irene Lamie Pittman. Survivors include his wife, Hester Lamie; one son and daughter-in-law, George "Bud" and Revonda Lamie, Bland; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Ruth and Melvin Penland, Broadford, and Norma and Garry Thompson, Glade Spring; one brother, Norman Lamie, Broadford; one sister, Agnes Lamie, Hannibal, N.Y.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Hamm officiating. Burial followed in the Ridgedale Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Bowers Bessie Fisher 6 Nov 1912 15 Jan 1997 Bessie Fisher Bowers, age 84, of Rural Retreat, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997 in the Francis Marion Manor. She was born in Wythe County on Nov. 6, 1912, the daughter of the late Ellis and Mackie Sutherland Fisher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Quincy E. Bowers, and a brother, Dale Fisher. She is survived by one son, Rodney Bowers, Rural Retreat; one sister, Maxine Humphreys of Rural Retreat; three brothers, Shaylor Fisher of Monterey, Tenn., Dr. James Fisher of Knoxville, Tenn., and Arleigh Steele Fisher of Wytheville; an aunt, Thelma Fisher Phillippi of Rural Retreat; a friend and care giver, Dr. John W. Boettzer, Washington D.C. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Patricia-Dover- Edwards and the Rev. Robert E. Billingsley officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery Endowment Fund. Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat is in charge of arrangements.
Clinemyer John J. "Buster"   15 Jan 1997 John J. (Buster) Clinemyer died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997 in Marion. Mr. Clinemyer was a native of Pennsylvania, and a member of the St. Brigids Catholic Church in Lilly, Penn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in the Korean War. He was a former president of the Blair and Bedford Counties Central Labor Council. He was employed at the Blue Ridge Job Corp Center in Marion at the time of his death. Survivors include four daughters: Sandra Mangold, Ebensburg, Penn., Denise Boylin and Jacqueline Myers, both of Lilly, Penn., and Michelle Casado, Clover, Penn.; three sons, John J. Clinemyer III, Gallitzin, Penn., William Clinemyer, Jasper, Penn., and James Clinemyer, Duncansville, Penn.; two sisters, Barbara Bender, Hagerstown, Md., and Charles Clinemyer, Salem; 12 grandchildren. A mass of Christian burial will be held later in Pennsylvania. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wyatt Thomas Randolph   15 Jan 1997 Thomas Randolph Wyatt, age 61, died Wednesday, Jan 15, 1997 at his home in Saltville. He was employed by the Rockville Crushed Stone Corporation for 26 years. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Elizabeth Wyatt; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Tabby Wyatt, Germantown, Md., and Thomas and Nykki Wyatt, Saltville; three daughters, Mr. Jerald (Patricia) Ward, Sharpsburg, Md., Mrs. B. J. (Linda) Bentley, Germantown, Md., and Cindy Wyatt, Saltville; nine brothers; Robert J. Wyatt, Charlie Wyatt, Earl Wyatt and James Wyatt, all of Saltville, John Edd Wyatt, Glade Spring, Curtis Wyatt of Tennessee, Truman Wyatt, Marion, Michael Wyatt of Pennsylvania, and Rhudy Lee Wyatt, Ceres; three sisters, Elizabeth Catron, Greeneville, Donna Waddle, Ceres, and Mary Ruth Wyatt, Saltville; 10 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Jan 18, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Claude Oliver and the Rev. Luther Watson officiating. Burial will be in Rich Valley Presbyterian Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Brown William Eugene "Billy"   21 Jan 1997 William Eugene "Billy" Brown, age 45, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was of the Protestant Christian Faith and was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Sue Brown. He is survived by his parents, William and Laura Grey Brown of Marion; two sisters, Wanda Breedlove and Mary Jett, both of Marion; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; a very special friend, Charlotte Osborne, and several other special friends. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. in Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Joe Powers and the Rev. Allen Osborne officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
French Gladys "Goff"   21 Jan 1997 Gladys "Goff" French, age 84, of Wytheville, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997 in Wythe County Community Hospital. She was a member of West End United Methodist Church, Wytheville, and was the widow of Robert E. French Sr. Survivors include one son, Robert E. "Bob" French Jr., Abingdon; one daughter, June Cardwell, Wytheville; two sisters, Edna Henderson, Bristol, Tenn., and Flo Knutson, Florida; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in Mount Rose Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Smith and the Rev. Harry Hite officiating. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Haynes Herbert Lee "Herbie"   21 Jan 1997 Herbert Lee "Herbie" Haynes, age 55, of Glade Spring, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997. Mr. Haynes was a member of Quarry United Methodist Church and was an employee of Bristol Compressors. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Haynes; three sons, Greg Haynes, Mechanicsville, Bryan Haynes, Glade Spring, and Geoffrey Haynes, of the home; one stepson, Ross Henderson, Reno, Nev.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James W. "Jack" Haynes, Saltville; one brother, Tim Haynes, Saltville; four sisters, Eleanor Holmes, Linda Phipps, Teresa Dickens and Tammy Carter, all of Glade Spring; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two special friends, Sylvia Slagle and Lefty Tuggle. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in Quarry United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harry Tindell and the Rev. Jim Wright officiating. Burial followed in Mount Rose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Quarry United Methodist Church. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Parks Effie Carmel   21 Jan 1997 Effie Carmel Parks, age 87, of Wytheville, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She is survived by six sons: Marion Byrd Seabolt and Bobby Dean Parks, both of Rural Retreat; Ray Vernon Parks, Kenneth Eugene Parks and Ancil Terry Parks, all of Wytheville; John Preston Seabolt, Marion; two sisters, Gussie Mills, Wytheville, and Dorothy Louise Keen of Max Meadows; three brothers, Chrisman Smith of Crockett, Ross Smith of Rural Retreat, and Charles Smith of Fort Chiswell; a special friend, Fred Cline of Rural Retreat; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. in the Lindsey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Hall officiating. Interment followed in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat. Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat was in charge of arrangements.
Paul Kem Allen   21 Jan 1997 Kem Allen Paul, age 36, of Citrus Heights, Calif., formerly of Saltville, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997 in Citrus Heights. Survivors include his mother, Darlene S. Paul, Citrus Heights, Calif.; his father, Fred W. Paul, Citrus Heights, Calif.; two sisters, Graham Ellen Nipper, Marion, and Lisa Caderberg, Citrus Heights, Calif. A memorial service will be held at a later date. This is a courtesy announcement by D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville.
Cline Ancil Lee   22 Jan 1997 Ancil Lee Cline, age 58, of Rural Retreat, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Shelton Cline; one daughter, Leigh Cline; his father, Garland A. Cline; three brothers, Donald Robert Cline, James E. Cline and Stephen K. Cline. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Timothy Allen and Tammy Cline, Marion; two grandchildren, Timothy Allen Cline Jr., and Tamonthy Cline; his mother, Nelia Jane Cline, Wytheville; four sisters and brothers-in-law: Virginia and Quentin Sutphin, and Olivia "Libby" Caudle, all of Wytheville; Helen and Elmer Tickle, Max Meadows; and Ethel and Tex Willard, Darlington, S.C.; six brothers and sisters-in-law: McKinley and Louella Cline, Crockett; Walter and Katherine Cline, and Martin L. and Georgia Cline, all of Wytheville; William P. "Bill" and Linda Cline, Dublin; Randolph H. and Janie Cline, Marion; and Richard H. and Rebecca Cline, Rural Retreat; 24 nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. at Barnett's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Shupe and Pastor Edward Schaack officiating. Interment will follow in the West End Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of arrangements.
Colley Edward Eugene "Eddie"   22 Jan 1997 Edward Eugene "Eddie" Colley, age 44, of Morristown, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997 in Farmington, Conn. He was retired with 20 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was currently employed with Builders Transport, White Pines, Tenn. Survivors include his wife, Rita Williams Colley; one son, Jason Colley, of the home; his mother, Eleanor Holmes, Saltville; his stepfather, Lee Holmes, Saltville. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Mullinax officiating. Entombment was in Mount Rose Cemetery Mausoleum with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jason Colley Trust Fund, c/o Builders Transport Inc., P.O. Box 440, White Pines, Tenn. 37890. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Goodbrod Gwendolyn E.   22 Jan 1997 Gwendolyn C. Goodbrod, age 56, of Chilhowie, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997 in Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center, Pennsylvania. She was a native of Jersey Shore, Penn., and was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School and the Williamsport School of Nursing. She was a licensed practical nurse and was employed by Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Penn., early in her life. She was the manager of Springford Mills Outlet in Chilhowie. She was a member of Chilhowie United Methodist Church and a member of the Ivanhoe Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, Jersey Shore, Penn. She enjoyed quilt making, sewing and crafts. Survivors include her husband, Louis w. Goodbrod Jr.; two sons, Louis W. Goodbrod III, Chilhowie, and Gregory W. Goodbrod, a student at Shenandoah University, Winchester; two daughters, Monique D. Goodbrod, Radford, and Jennifer D. Goodbrod, Chilhowie; her parents, William L. and Evelyn Reeder Cohick, Avis, Penn.; two sisters, Jolie A. Marks, Avis, Penn., and Diane Y. Breon, Huron, Ohio. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 25, in Avis, Penn. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in Chilhowie United Methodist Church. Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Jersey Shore, Penn., is in charge of arrangements.
Snider Mae   22 Jan 1997 Mae Haga Snider, age 92, died Wednesday, Jan 22, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Herman Haga Sr., and her second husband, Conley Snider. She was a member of the Marion Baptist Church and was the daughter of W. C. and Callie Barnett Hockett. Survivors include two sons, James Herman Haga Jr., Jacksonville, N.C., and Monroe Lee Haga, Marion; four daughters: Jewel Blevins, Mrs. Clifton (Charmie) Blevins, Mrs. Bascom W. (Margaret) Johnson and Mrs. Larry (Doris) Winebarger, all of Marion; two daughters-in-law, Marie Haga and Mattie Haga; two stepsons, Clifton Snider, Fern Park, Fla., and Arlen B. Snider, Marion; one stepdaughter, Wilma Sherwood, Bristol; one sister-in-law, Isabell Hockett, Marion; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, nine step-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan 24, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles E. Blevins, the Rev. Floyd Nelson and Dr. William A. Slater officiating. Burial was in the West Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Snider Mae Haga   22 Jan 1997 Mae Haga Snider, age 92, died Wednesday, Jan 22, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Herman Haga Sr., and her second husband, Conley Snider. She was a member of the Marion Baptist Church and was the daughter of W. C. and Callie Barnett Hockett. Survivors include two sons, James Herman Haga Jr., Jacksonville, N.C., and Monroe Lee Haga, Marion; four daughters: Jewel Blevins, Mrs. Clifton (Charmie) Blevins, Mrs. Bascom W. (Margaret) Johnson and Doris Winebarger, all of Marion; two stepsons, Clifton Snider, Fern Park, Fla., and Arlen B. Snider, Marion; one stepdaughter, Wilma Sherwood, Bristol; one sister- in-law, Isabell Hockett, Marion; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 10 step- grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan 24, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles E. Blevins, the Rev. Floyd Nelson and Dr. William A. Slater officiating. Burial was in the West Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Robinette Ethel Marie   23 Jan 1997 Ethel Marie Robinette, age 85, widow of Glen (Ping) Robinette Sr., died Thursday, Jan 23, 1997 at Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home in Marion. She is survived by two daughters, Shelba R. Crigger of Rural Retreat, and Betty R. Brantley of Houston, Texas; one son, Curtis Robinette of Rural Retreat; two sisters, Verda Voltz of Fawn Grove, Penn., and Avis Bainbridge of Joppa, Md.; three grandchildren, Tony Pickett of Knoxville, Tenn., Amy Robinette and Mary Pat Robinette, both of Rural Retreat. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan 26, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Groseclose. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Smith Genevieve J. "Gen"   23 Jan 1997 Genevieve J. "Gen" Smith, age 74, died Thursday, Jan 23, 1997 at her home in Saltville. She was a member of Madam Russell United Methodist Church and was the widow of Newell S. Smith. Survivors include one son, Jackie N. Smith, Hardy; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Smith, Hardy; a special friend, Mrs. Holmes (Hilda) Coulthard, Saltville. Graveside services were conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan 25, in Mount Rose Cemetery with the Rev Scott A. Robertson-Gouge officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saltville Rescue Squad. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Blankenbeckler Walter Neal   25 Jan 1997 Walter Neal Blankenbeckler, age 74, of Chilhowie, died on his 74th birthday, Jan. 25, 1997, in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Dungan Blankenbeckler. He was a lifelong resident of Smyth County and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Blankenbeckler loved hunting and was an accomplished archer, having won the Virginia State Championship title in the sport. He had worked until his retirement at both Burlington Industries, and as a rural mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service. He had owned and operated Neal's Archery Shop in Chilhowie. He was a member of the Chilhowie Masonic Lodge #250 A.F. & A.M., was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and was a life member of Marion VFW Post 4667. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, David Neal and Linda Blankenbeckler, Bristol; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jim Hutton, Glade Spring; one brother, John Campbell Blankenbeckler, Homasassa, Fla.; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Michelle and Chris Brown, Bristol, Tenn.; one grandson, Neal Hutton, Glade Spring; one infant great-granddaughter, Kayla Louann Brown, Bristol, Tenn. Memorial services were conducted Monday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Branson officiating. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the St. James Cemetery, Chilhowie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 698, Abingdon, VA 24212-0698. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Goad Ray   25 Jan 1997 Ray Goad, age 77, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997 at his home in Saltville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ora Buchanan Goad. He was a native of West Virginia and had lived in the Saltville area for 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was of the Church of God faith. Survivors include one son, Jimmy Goad, Abingdon; one daughter, Mrs. H. E. (Betty) Goad Martin, Lexington, N.C.; one grandson, Michael Goad, Abingdon. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon with the Rev. Darrell Henley officiating. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Hopkins John Warner   25 Jan 1997 John Warner Hopkins, age 89, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997 in Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Routh Hopkins, and a son, Johnny Hopkins. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Hopkins, Kensington, Md., and Ralph Hopkins, Frederick, Md.; three daughters, Vetta Jones, Thomasville, N.C., Verna Quinn and Nola Willett, both of Seminole, Fla.; two sisters, Kathrine Reel, Marion, and Josephine H. Frye, Chilhowie; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with the Rev. Bobby Briggs officiating. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Pennington George William   25 Jan 1997 George William Pennington, age 70, of Atkins, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Pennington was a native of Smyth County but had lived in the Havre de Grace, Md., area for 25 years where he retired from Aberdeen Proven Grounds in Aberdeen. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II and was a member of the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. He attended the First Church of God on Chatham Hill Road in Marion. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Lynn Daniels, Germantown, Md., and Brenda Lee Dillinger, Prince Frederick, Md.; two sons, William Randall Pennington Sr., and Bobby Lee Pennington, both of Laurel, Md.; one sister, Hallie Welch, Atkins; five grandchildren, William Randall Pennington Jr., Frank Marcus Pennington, Bobby Lee Silberstein, Vickie Kokivias, and Meg Daniels. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Thompson and the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery with full military honors rendered by the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Sheffield Viola   25 Jan 1997 Viola Surber Sheffield, age 72, died Saturday, Jan 25, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Frank Sheffield of Marion; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Don Musser of Marion; two sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Joyce Sheffield of Marion, and Frank and Karen Sheffield of Herndon; one sister, Annabelle Surber of Damascus; one brother, Clayburn Surber of Damascus; three grandchildren, Dwayne Sheffield, Sara Lyn Musser, Dana Hounsell and husband Mike; two great- grandchildren, Eric and Justin Sheffield. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan 27, at 11 a.m. at Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church in Atkins with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial followed in Mount Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Blevins Albert Ford   26 Jan 1997 Albert Ford Blevins, age 73, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Blevins was a native of Grayson County. He was a lifetime member of the Lincoln Hill Baptist Church and had worked at the Dr. Pepper Bottling Plant and Virginia House Furniture Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Lura Blevins, and a brother, Earl Blevins. Survivors include six sisters: Wilma Rotenberry, Mabel Vernon, Blanche Russell, Ruby Woods and Paris Shelton, all of Marion, and Marie King, Groseclose; one sister-in-law, Okie Blevins; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 29, at 2 pm. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Otis Barker and the Rev. Jesse Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Rosewood Memory Gardens, Rural Retreat. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hamm Paul Jackson   26 Jan 1997 Paul Jackson Hamm, age 54, of Finksburg, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997 in Carol County General Hospital, Westminister, Md. He was a native of Chilhowie, was an employee of the Suburban Propane Gas Co., Westminister, Md., and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Dowell Hamm; one daughter and son-in-law, Paula D. and Chad Peyton, Westminister, Md.; his father and mother, James P. and Mary St. John Hamm, Marion; one brother, David M. Hamm, Marion; one sister, Martha Hamm Eller, Chilhowie; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 29, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
Hayes Evelyn Dowell Jones   26 Jan 1997 Evelyn Dowell Jones Hayes, age 71, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997 in Baptist Hospital. Survivors include two sons, Willard S. Jones and Michael W. Jones, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter, Judy A. Marsh, Knoxville, Tenn.; four sisters, Dorothy Chapman, Mildred Stewart, Elsie Surber, all of Saltville, and Sheila Smith, Richmond; three brothers, David Dowell, Greensboro, N.C., Douglas Dowell, Manassas, and Paul Dowell, Saltville; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial were in Knoxville, Tenn. McCarty Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Huffman Barbara   26 Jan 1997 Barbara Huffman, age 50, of Kernersville, N.C., died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997 in Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro. Ms. Huffman was a Senior Claims Supervisor for Kemper Insurance Company and was a former part-time funeral director for Hanes Lineberry. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Blaine and Hazel Sage. She was a member of Willomore Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Mark Cooper of Greensboro, N.C.; two sons, Roger Ellis (Skip) Huffman Jr. of Greensboro, N.C., and Brian Keith Huffman and fiancee Ginny R. Stallings of Kernersville, N.C.; three sisters, Elaine Sage of Greensboro, N.C., Dr. Phyllis Atwell and husband Bobby Atwell of Banner Elk, N.C., and Debbie Ross and husband Ty Ross of Summerfield, N.C.; three brothers, Richard Sage and wife Lynda Sage of Atlanta, Ga., William (Bill) Sage and wife Dee Sage, and Steve Sage, all of Greensboro, N.C.; one grandson, Joshua Mark Cooper; 10 nieces, eight nephews, and two great-nieces; a longtime best friend, Teresa I. Humphreys. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at Willomore Baptist Church with burial in Guilford Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405. Hanes Lineberry Vanstory Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Burchett John Thomas   27 Jan 1997 John Thomas Burchett, age 85, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lilyar Tilson Burchett. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald A. and Sadie Burchett of Marion, Neal E. and Peggy Burchett of Chilhowie, and Johnny L. and Barbara Burchett of Sugar Grove; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred E. and Donald Williams of Randleman, N.C., and Darlene and Ray Rogers of Friendsville, Tenn.; six grandchildren: Michelle Tucker, April Grady, Kimberly Bliley, Angela Burchett, Adam Burchett and Jonathan Burchett; two great-grandchildren, Madison Williams and Steven Tucker; one sister, Ruth Null of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Sherman Dempsey, the Rev. Donald Medley and the Rev. John Tilson officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Chilhowie. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Crawford Alma Nell Henderlite   27 Jan 1997 Alma Nell Henderlite Crawford, age 80, of Rural Retreat, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was born in Atkins, the daughter of the late William F. and Nellie Cora Musser Henderlite Sr. Mrs. Crawford was a member of the Rural Retreat United Methodist Church and owner-operator of the Econowash Laundromat in Rural Retreat. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Franklin Crawford. She is survived by two sisters, Thelma Harden, Wytheville, and Blanche Gouge, Bakersville, N.C.; a special great-nephew and wife, Skipper and Stephanie Patton, Rural Retreat; several nieces, nephews, other great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Lindsey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Countiss and the Rev. Ray Haskett officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat. The family requests that those who prefer, may make memorials to the Rural Retreat Emergency Services. Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat is in charge of arrangements.
DeBord William Allen "Babo"   27 Jan 1997 William Allen "Babo" DeBord, age 50, of Saltville, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a member of the Church of God in Allison's Gap where he served as chairman of the Board of Trustees for several years. He was a member of Saltville Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, Pam Swartz DeBord; three sisters, Mrs. Larry (Martha) Haynes and Mrs. Todd (Vickie) Stacy, both of Piney Flats, Tenn., and Mrs. Dicky (Jackie) Nutter, Blountville, Tenn.; three brothers, Edward T. DeBord Sr., Mike DeBord, and Darrell S. DeBord, all of Saltville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in Allison's Gap Church of God with the Rev. David Mumpower and Dr. Woodrow McIntyre officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Allison's Gap Church of God. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Smith Gladys   27 Jan 1997 Gladys Pearson Smith, age 86, died Monday, Jan 27, 1997 in the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Mrs. Smith was born in Virginia but moved to New York City as a teenager where she lived for more than 70 years. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Smith, New York City; two sisters, Mary Ella "Boots" Valentine and Kathleen Foote, both of Marion; one sister-in-law, Juanita Pearson, Pearisburg; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan 31, at 2 p.m. at Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nolan Wolfe officiating. Burial was in Round Hill Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Duncan Gladys G.   28 Jan 1997 Gladys G. Duncan, age 70, of Rock Falls, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, Ill. She was preceded in death by one sister, one son, one daughter, one great-grandson, and her parents. She was born Sept. 16, 1926 in Chilhowie, the daughter of Hobert and Bertie Combs Stamper. She was retired in 1990 after 27 years as an assembler for General Electric in Morrison. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Rock Falls, Ill. Surviving are two sons, David (Tammy) Duncan of Rock Falls, Ill., and Mark Thomas Duncan of Sterling, Ill.; three daughters, Brenda Sue Gross of Rural Retreat, Janie Helen (Wayne) Yates, and Ruth Ann (Ronnie) Stevens, all of Rock Falls, Ill.; six brothers: Leonard Stamper, Clifford Stamper, Bobby Stamper, and Mac Stamper, all of Chilhowie, William Archie Stamper of North Carolina, and Hobert Stamper Jr. of Boone, N.C.; three sisters, Lakie Madelyn King of Marian, Ill., Madeline Cline and Ann Cullop, both of Chilhowie; 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, Ill., with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls, and the Rev. Ed Merrill of the First Southern Baptist Church in Rock Falls officiating. Burial was at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling, Ill. McDonald Funeral Home Inc. in Rock Falls, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.
White David Edwin   29 Jan 1997 David Edwin White Sr., age 68, died Wednesday, Jan 29, 1997 at his home in Glade Spring. He was a native of Smyth County but had lived most of his life in Washington County. Mr. White attended the Byars-Cobbs United Methodist Church. He was a former employee of the Olin Corporation and Simmons-Rand Company. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Woolwine White; one son, David E. White Jr., Glade Spring; three daughters, Teresa White Dutton, Bristol, Carol White Puckett, Glade Spring, and Janet White Mutter, Marion; one brother, George Franklin White, Glade Spring; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Feb 1, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tim Graham, the Rev. Dennis Blazier and Jim Litton officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Byars-Cobbs United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 106 Kirkwood St., Glade Spring, VA 24340; or to the Glade Spring Lifesaving Crew, 412 E. Glade St., Glade Spring, VA 24340. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon handled arrangements.
Barker Catherine Emily   30 Jan 1997 Catherine Emily Barker, age 72, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mrs. Barker was a native of Smyth County where she lived most of her life. She retired from the Marion Primary School where she worked as the manager of the cafeteria for over 30 years. She attended the Atkins Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. French P. Barker. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Harold Walton, Marion; one sister, Bertha Simms, Sunset, Utah; one brother, Howard Leonard, Pulaski; one grandson and wife, Michael and Dottie Walton, Solon, Ohio. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. at Barnett's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo and the Rev. Marion Boggs officiating. A Committal Service and Interment were held Monday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. at Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat with the Rev. Marion Boggs officiating. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Killinger Bernice Ritchey   30 Jan 1997 A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Marion for Bernice R. Killinger. Following the service, her ashes will be sprinkled on her husband, Bill Killinger's grave at Round Hill Cemetery. Bernice Ritchey Killinger, age 80, formerly of Marion, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997 at the home of her daughter in Indian Trail, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Killinger, and was the daughter of the late Rev. Ernest Ritchey, a Methodist minister in Marion. Mrs. Killinger and her husband were lifetime residents of Marion. Mrs. Killinger was an active founding member of the Wilderness Road Garden Club. Her dedicated efforts to make a Nature Trail along the Middle Fork of the Holston River have been carried on by numerous Girl and Boy Scouts, Job Corp students and the Town of Marion. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca "Becky" Killinger and Randy Gillis of Indian Trail, N.C.; two granddaughters, Bryna Suzette Allen of Dallas, Texas, and Wendy Michelle Allen of Boulder, Colo.; two sisters Helen Lambert and husband of Roanoke, and Inez Barker of Ocala, Fla.; one brother, Commander Glen Ritchey and wife of Washington State; one brother-in-law and wife, Dr. George P. Killinger of Marion; 11 nephews and two nieces. A memorial service will be held at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Marion on May 10 and later a sprinkling of her ashes over her husband's grave at Round Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ebenezer Lutheran Church roof and expansion fund, at Mrs. Killinger's request. Lowe-DeBord Funeral Home in Charlotte, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
Scott Carl "Buck"   30 Jan 1997 Carl "Buck" Scott, age 71, died Thursday, Jan 30, 1997 in the Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Scott was a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of the Furnace Hill Lutheran Church and was retired from Brunswick Corporation after 37 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Margaret E. Scott of Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence Eugene and Anita Scott of Roanoke; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia "Pat" and David Bowman, Barbara Ann and Willie Anderson, and Rebecca "Becky" Scott, all of Marion; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister and brother-in-law, Dorthy and Sam Haga of Plainsville, Tenn.; one sister-in-law, Stella Robinson of Marion; one aunt, Mattie Moxley of Marion; several nieces and nephews; two special nieces, Norma Reedy of Marion, and Jean Baumgardner of Los Alamos, N.Mex.; a very special little girl, Anna Bowman; three special friends, Glenna Sexton, Polly Sturgill, and Shirley Burgess. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb 2, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Vicar Cecie Haxton officiating. Burial will follow in the Attoway Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Gilbert Virgie Francis   31 Jan 1997 Virgie Francis Gilbert, age 79, of Damascus, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997 at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn. She was a native of Johnson County, Tenn., and had lived in Washington County most of her life. She was a member of Stateline Baptist Church, Laurel Bloomery, Tenn. She is survived by two sisters, Ruby Williams and Bertha Eula Gilbert, both of Damascus; one niece, Joan McCallister, Chilhowie; two nephews, Tim Williams, Damascus, and David Williams, Mountain City, Tenn. Funeral services were conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Derl H. McCloud and the Rev. Mike Bowers officiating. Committal service and interment was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Stateline Cemetery in Laurel Bloomery, Tenn. Memorial donations may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 426, Damascus, VA 24236. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Gillenwater Dorothy Henderson "Dot"   31 Jan 1997 Dorothy "Dot" Henderson Gillenwater, age 79, of Saltville, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997 in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie. She was the widow of Roby P. Gillenwater. She was a member of the Saltville Baptist Church, and a member of the Saltville Chapter No. 151 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a funeral director as well as one of the owners and operators at the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home. She was also a past secretary of the Southwest Funeral Directors Association for many years and held a membership with the National Funeral Directors Association and the National Selected Morticians. Survivors include one daughter, Whitley Gillenwater Cardwell, Saltville; two granddaughters, Rachel and Sarah Cardwell; one sister, Mrs. Mark (Sally Irene) Farris, Abingdon; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Jividen and the Rev. Benny Frye officiating. Burial was in Elizabeth Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Saltville Rescue Squad. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Sweat Helen Elaine   31 Jan 1997 Helen Elaine (Heath) Sweat, age 63, died Friday, Jan 31, 1997 at her home in Gaithersburg, Md. She was the widow of Charles Alexander Sweat. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Elaine Sweat. She was a native of Clinchburg and a member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church. She retired from the Montgomery County Public School System after years of service in administration and was employed as a Montgomery County Police Officer. She was a graduate of North Valley High School and attended James Madison University. Survivors include one son, John W. Sweat, Gaithersburg, Md.; one daughter, Anna (Sweat) Dempster, Brunswick, Md.; three sisters, Victoria Cuddy, Kingsport, Tenn., Evelyn Cardwell and Lois Chapman, both of Saltville; three brothers, W. T. Heath, Bristol, J.C. Heath, Saltville, and Leon Heath, Marion; four grandchildren: Hugh Thomas Dempster and Delaine Elizabeth Dempster, both of Brunswick, Md., and Jemma Elaine Sweat and John Joseph Sweat, both of Burtonsville, Md. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Feb 5, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home with burial in the Johnson Family Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Hurthel Angelo   31 Jan 1997 Hurthel Angelo Thomas, age 93, of Rich Valley, died Friday, Jan 31, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a member of Goodman's Chapel and was a self-employed farmer for many years. He was preceded in death by two children, Dewey Thomas and Ituria Davidson. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Buchanan Thomas; three granddaughters, Linda Eller, Betty Sue Griffey and Carolyn Pauley; several nieces and nephews; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb 2, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Kincheloe officiating. Burial was in Ridgedale Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Saltville Rescue Squad Blackhills Substation. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Pratt Nina Kate   1 Feb 1997 Nina Kate Pratt entered into eternal life on Feb. 1, 1997 at the Wythe County Community Hospital in Wytheville. She was the last surviving child of Nellie and James Thomas Buchanan and was the widow of Marion Thompson Pratt of Locust Cove. She leaves behind six grieving children, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Survivors include Marion and Gene Griffin of San Antonio, Texas; Stuart and Dreama Pratt of Rural Retreat; Eleanor and Dick Wassum of Independence; Linda and John DiYorio of Wytheville; Janet Pratt; and Jane and Charlie Clark of Rich Valley. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. They include Dr. Mac Griffin, Tippy Matherley, James, Tim, Todd and Steven Pratt, Chris and Ashley DiYorio, Champ, Will and Ben Clark. Great-grandchildren are Chace Griffin, Gabriel DiYorio, and Jamie Matherley. A service celebrating her life was held Monday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. at the Locust Cove Presbyterian Church where she was a charter member. The Rev. Rich Cardo and the Rev. Luther Watson officiated. Burial was in the Ridgedale Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Broyles A. Kent   2 Feb 1997 A. Kent Broyles, age 92, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997 in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie. He retired from Automotive Service & Supply Company and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ella Miller Broyles of Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Dwane and Sarah Broyles of Spartanburg, S.C.; one sister, Pauline Oliver of Bristol, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Cynthia Powell and Dottie Broyles, both of Spartanburg, S.C., and Caroline Broyles of Columbia, S.C. Funeral services will be held today, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. J. N. Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 1 to 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 115 S. Church St., Marion, VA 24354. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Burnop Carl C.   3 Feb 1997 Carl C. Burnop, age 81, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Faye Warren Burnop of Marion; one daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and William Jones of Kiawah Island, S.C.; two sisters, Helen Harris of Marion, and Elva Greer of Rock Falls, Ill.; one brother, Lee Burnop of Marion; two grandchildren, Chad H. Groseclose and Jason G. Groseclose, both of Charleston, S.C.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Weston B. Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Collins Rebecca Jane Eller   3 Feb 1997 Rebecca Jane Eller Collins, age 82, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was the widow of John Wesley Collins Jr. Mrs. Collins was a member of the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Owens and Renie Haga, both of Chilhowie; one son, George W. Collins, Chilhowie; five sisters, Mary Manuel, Damascus, Bertha Lee Whitaker and Pearl Jovall, both of Pennsylvania, Nokie Lampkins, Goochland, and Edith Price, Elkton, Md.; three brothers, R. C. Eller, Bristol, Tenn., Glen Eller, Maryland, and Ernest Eller, Abingdon; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 5, in the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Blevins officiating. Burial will be in the Sulphur Spring Cemetery. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
Barnitz Charles, Jr. 4 Sep 1906 4 Feb 1997 Charles Barnitz Jr., age 90, of Wytheville, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997 in the Birdmont Health Care Center. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Florence Mildred Warthen Barnitz. Mr. Barnitz was born Sept. 4, 1906 in Wytheville, the son of Charles Henry Barnitz and Frances Lawrence Pendleton Barnitz. He attended Wytheville public schools; the private school of the Misses Shortt in Wytheville; the Millersburg Military Institute in Millersburg, Ky.; and Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. He first worked on highway construction with Pendleton Construction Co., Inc. Later he was employed by the City of Wytheville as Town Clerk and Commissioner of the Revenue. In 1941, after the Radford Ordnance Works plant was opened for the production of powder for use in World War II, he went to work for the Hercules Powder Plant. He retired from there in 1971. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and had served on the vestry. He was a member of the Wytheville Volunteer Fire Department and was a charter member of the Wythe County Rescue Squad Inc. He was a member and past master of the Wytheville Masonic Lodge No. 82 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and past district deputy of District 42. He was past high priest of the Wythe Chapter of Royal Arch Masons No. 51. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte Barnitz and Charles "Chuck" Hoelzel of Elizabeth City, N.C.; two sons and daughters-in-law, John Alexander and Kelley Barnitz of Magdelena, N.M., and William Stewart "Bill" Barnitz of Tucson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at the St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Peter Ouzts officiating. Interment followed in the East End Cemetery. Wytheville Masonic Lodge No. 82 A.F. & A.M. conducted a memorial service Friday, Feb. 7. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Wythe County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 389, Wytheville, VA 24382. Barnett's Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of arrangements.
McClellan William Gladston   4 Feb 1997 William Gladston McClellan, age 87, of Kingsport, Tenn., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Scott County and retired from the Water Filtration Department of the Tennessee Eastman Company in 1974 after 32 years of service. He was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Roller McClellan; one daughter, Geraldine Garner, Maryville, Tenn.; two sons, Wallace McClellan, Bristol, Tenn., and Wendell McClellan, Marion; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Nell Frazier, Maye Fraysier, Betty Carter and Colleen Flanary; one brother, Harry N. McClellan. Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Josh Sanders and the Rev. Mark Flynn officiating. Graveside services will be held today, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City. Gate City Funeral Home in Gate City is in charge of arrangements.
Wooden Katherine   4 Feb 1997 Katherine Brosius Wooden, formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, Feb 4, 1997 in Norfolk. She is survived by one son, Dr. Ernest E. Wooden III and wife Judy, and two grandsons, all of Durham, N.C.; one sister, Mary Ellen Nihart, McLean; one brother, Henry C. Brosius, Maitland, Fla.; four nieces. Funeral and burial were conducted in Norfolk on Thursday, Feb 6. Cox Funeral Home in Norfolk was in charge of arrangements.
Allison Charles   5 Feb 1997 Charles Allison, age 67, of Wichita, Kansas, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Allison; one son, Ralph Allison, Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, Junior Allison and Jiggs Allison, both of Saltville; four sisters, Mae Pickle, Marion, Arvela Schwartz, Glade Spring, Freida Ames and Peggy Mitchell, both of Cleveland; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. in Wichita, Kansas. The family will receive friends from 1-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Old Mission Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Hospice, 313 W. Market St., Wichita, Kansas 67202. The Old Mission Mortuary, Wichita, Kansas is in charge of arrangements. This is a courtesy announcement by D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville.
Hopkins Hazel Alline Foster   5 Feb 1997 Hazel Alline Foster Hopkins, age 75, of Christiansburg, died at her home Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997. She is survived by her husband, James Hopkins; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Susie Foster, Thomas and Linda Foster, and Archie Foster, all of Christiansburg; two daughters and son-in-law, Shirley and Thomas Price, and Mary Ellen Graham, all of Christiansburg; a special stepdaughter and her husband, Sandra and Robert Taylor of Christiansburg; one sister, Ida Belle Richards of Christiansburg; 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. in the Richardson-Horne Chapel with Pastor Carl Ratcliffe officiating. Burial was in the Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in her name to the New River Hospice, 111 West Main St., Christiansburg, VA 24073. Richardson-Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg was in charge of arrangements.
Mullins Edward   6 Feb 1997 Edward Mullins, age 70, of Tazewell, Tenn., died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997 at the Jefferson City Health & Rehab of Jefferson City, Tenn. He was a member of Elm Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Mullins Brickey, and his parents, Isaac and Causbie Mullins. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Mullins of Maryland; three daughters, Wanda Worley of Christiansburg, Brenda Dancy and Linda Bailey, both of Marion; four sons, Wayne Mullins of Chilhowie, Gene Mullins of Rocky Mt., Tommy Mullins of Saltville, and Tony Mullins of Maryland; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther Hatfield of Tazewell, Tenn., and Mary Wolfe of Kingsport, Tenn.; one brother, Henry Stewart of Rogersville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. at the McNeil Funeral Home Chapel in Sneedville, Tenn., with the Rev. Steven Gibson and the Rev. William Gibson officiating. Interment was in the Gibson Cemetery. McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville was in charge of arrangements. This is a courtesy announcement by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
Odham Dempsey Brown   6 Feb 1997 Dempsey Brown Odham Sr., age 65, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997 in Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. Mr. Odham was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Smyth County. He was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna Laura Odham; three children, William C. Odham, Marion R. Odham, and Anita L. Odham; one brother, John P. Odham. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Odham; four sons, Dempsey B. Odham Jr., John Michael Odham, Ralph Preston Odham, all of Marion, and James Robert Odham and wife Mary, Castlewood; one daughter, Karen Buchanan, Marion; one brother, Bill Odham, Marion; eight grandchildren: W. C. Odham, Bryan Odham, Desiera Odham, Megan Buchanan, Seth Guyer, Jennifer Guyer, James Albert Utley, and Joseph Yeary; one adopted granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Odham. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carol Ferguson and the Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the Funeral Home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Trail J. D.   7 Feb 1997 J. D. Trail, age 73, died Friday, Feb 7, 1997 in the Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie. Mr. Trail was a native of Smyth County and had served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Musser, Rural Retreat; five sisters, Maggie Trail, Nannie Orr, Doris Murray, Helen Falke, all of Marion, and Bessie Orr, Chilhowie; four grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb 9, at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Hutton Mary Creloa   8 Feb 1997 Mary Creloa Hutton, age 84, widow of J. Hugh Hutton, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Ron Hutton and Robert Hutton. Mrs. Hutton was a member of the First Baptist Church of Damascus and later, after moving to Marion, became an active member of Marion Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons and three daughters-in-law, Jim and Phyllis Hutton of Blacksburg, Joe and Suzanne Hutton of Abingdon, and Betty Hutton of Chapel Hill, N.C.; five grandchildren: Ron Hutton of Chapel Hill, N.C., Cynthia Ferrell of Richmond, Chris Hutton of Greenville, N.C., Vicki Hutton of New Orleans, La., and Candice Hawkins of Blacksburg. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Marion Baptist Church with Dr. William A. Slater officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Marion Baptist Church, 1258 N. Main St., Marion, VA 24354. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Friend Alice Maude Cook 23 Jan 1905 9 Feb 1997 Alice Maude Cook Friend, age 92, of Max Meadows, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997. She was born Jan. 23, 1905 to William Stuart and Mary Emma Reynolds Cook. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gaylord Moffett Friend; one daughter, Ruby Friend Dean; a daughter-in-law, Linda Stone Friend; three brothers and five sisters. Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Malcolm R. and Margaret Friend, Max Meadows, Gaylord and Billie Friend, Dallas, N.C., Edwin Friend, Roanoke, and Hugh Brown Friend, Marion; three daughters and son-in-law, Evelyn F. and Nathaniel Alexander of Kent, Ohio, Jean F. Fortune, Pulaski, and Mary F. Mabe, Wytheville; 13 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Grubb Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Fogus officiating. Interment followed in the Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of arrangements.
Cox Leonard R. 22 May 1909 9 Feb 1997 Leonard R. Cox, age 87, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was born May 22, 1909 in Smyth County, the son of the late Charles and Pearl Cox. "Buster" was raised in Marion, attending school at the "Old Red Barn." In his early twenties, he moved to Gary, W.Va., to work in the coal mines. In 1938, Elder Cox was baptized "In Jesus' Name" by Booker T. Jones of Gary, W.Va. While sick in January of 1939, he received the Holy Ghost. He was ordained as an Elder in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World and preached in various churches in West Virginia. Other outstanding accomplishments in Elder Cox's life are in 1942, he was ordained as an Elder in the Emmanuel Tabernacle Church of the Apostolic Faith in Columbus, Ohio; in 1952, he was married on July 5 to Ruby Christopher in Marion and moved to Arlington where he pastored churches in northern Virginia and Washington D.C. for 15 years; in 1966, he was ordained in the Independent American Pentecostal Church in Washington D.C.; in 1968, he returned with his wife and children to Marion to take care of his father; in 1969, he began preaching at the First Baptist Church in Marion after the death of Rev. Campbell and remained the pastor at the First Baptist Church for 17 years; and also during this time, Elder Cox had a weekly, half-hour Sunday ministerial radio program on WMEV, WOLD, WCCR and Saltville. Dr. Cox is survived by his wife, Ruby Christopher Cox of Marion; six children: Robert Floyd Cox of Largo, Md., Charles William Cox of Ontario, Canada, Esther Jawan Cox Chambers of Sanford, N.C., Deborah LaJean Cox Valazquez of Charlotte, N.C., Maria Robinette Cox of Silver Spring, Md., Leonard Christopher Cox of Marion; one brother, Ulysses Lawrence Cox of Marion; 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church with District Elder Lester Turner Sr., Dr. William Weldon, Rev. Ed Long, Rev. Carl Tinsley, Elder Edward Ramsey, Bishop Samuel Boysau and Minister Nolan Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery in Marion. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Seaver- Brown Funeral Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Hash Ruth Mozelle   9 Feb 1997 Ruth Mozelle Hash, age 76, of Deland, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997 in Mariner Health Care of Orange City. Mrs. Hash was born in Groseclose and moved to Deland, Fla., three years ago. She was the widow of Herman L. Hash and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4667 in Marion. She is survived by one brother, Marvin L. Waddell, Mercer, Penn.; one son, Richard E. Waddell, Deland, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Joy Bilovus, Orion, Mich.; five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. She will also be fondly remembered by one very special cousin, Kay Devault, Marion. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Entombment followed in Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Ormond Beach, Fla. 32127. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Miller Kelly Fred   9 Feb 1997 Kelly Fred Miller, age 85, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997 at his home in Konnarock. He was a native of Mountain City, Tenn., and had made his home in Konnarock for the last 26 years. Mr. Miller attended college in Johnson City, Tenn., and was employed for several years at Georgetown University in Washington. He is survived by his wife, Carrington Wyatt Miller; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles "Jody" Blevins officiating. Burial followed in Laurel Valley Cemetery in Konnarock. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Phillips Vaughn D.   11 Feb 1997 Vaughn D. Phillips, age 82, of Whitetop, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was a native of Madison County, N.C., but had lived in Grayson County most of his life. He was a farmer and a member of Greencove Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Danford B. Phillips; one daughter, Nancy Kilby, Whitetop; three sons, Morris Phillips, Chilhowie, Steve Phillips, Mouth of Wilson, and Michael Phillips, Whitetop; three sisters, Beulah Dodds, Tampa, Fla., Eleanor Greer, Damascus, and Evelyn McClure, Abingdon; three brothers, J. B. Phillips, Alcoa, Tenn., Luther Phillips, Boca Raton, Fla., and Ernest Phillips, Chilhowie; five grandchildren, two great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in Whitetop Baptist Church with the Rev. T. A. Pennington and the Rev. Charles E. "Jody" Blevins officiating. Burial was in Whitetop Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Mount Rogers Volunteer Fire Department or to the Mount Rogers Rescue Squad. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Russell James Timothy   11 Feb 1997 James Timothy Russell, one week old, died Tuesday, Feb 11, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He is survived by his father and mother, Timothy and Sherri Norman Russell of Marion; one sister, Caitlin Leigh Russell of Marion; his maternal grandmother, Elda Norman of Saltville; paternal step-grandfather, Chuck Pauley of Saltville; maternal greatgreat-grandfather, Sam Benfield of Lock Haven, Penn.; paternal grandfather, James C. Russell of Umatilla, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Lynn C. Russell of Marion; paternal greatgreat-grandmother, Edna Reedy of Marion. Graveside services were held Thursday, Feb 13, at 2 p.m. at Wassum Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Spencer Eva Jane   11 Feb 1997 Eva Jane Spencer, age 57, of Sugar Grove, died Tuesday, Feb 11, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She worked at Marion Composites for many years. She is survived by her husband, Boyd Spencer of Sugar Grove; three sons and two daughters-in- law, Donald and Debbi Spencer, and Richard Spencer, all of Sugar Grove, and Randall and Tammy Spencer of Marion; five grandchildren including two special grandsons, Chris and Timmy Spencer of the home in Sugar Grove; four step-grandchildren; three brothers, Grover Bonham and Ralph Bonham, both of Sugar Grove, and Bob Bonham of Belair, Md.; seven sisters, Mabel Waller of Marion, Martha Robinson of Sugar Grove, Wanda Sumner of Galax, Genell Jones of Whitetop, Sharon Reedy of Volney, Margie Cox and Lucille Testerman, both of Fincastle, Del.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, Feb 15, at 11 a.m. at Brookside Baptist Church in Sugar Grove with the Rev. Donald Medley officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Burial will be held in Slemp Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Sturgill Allen Wayne   11 Feb 1997 Allen Wayne Sturgill, age 50, died Tuesday, Feb 11, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a native of Smyth County but had lived in Naples Fla., for more than 20 years. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Sturgill, Naples, Fla.; his parents, Clarence J. and Alice Sturgill, Chilhowie; one brother, Larry D. Sturgill, Austin, Ark.; his maternal grandmother, Lizzie Kate Blevins, Marion; two nieces, one nephew, and one great-nephew. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Feb 13, at 8 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dillman Sharon Ercell "Dority" 2 Apr 1943 12 Feb 1997 Sharon Ercell (Dority) Dillman, age 53, of Evans, Ga., died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997 in the University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. She was born on April 2, 1943 in Marion, the daughter of Charles Howard and Rosa Geneva (Sessor) Dority. Survivors include her husband, Bradley T. Dillman, Evans, Ga.; one daughter, Susan E. Dillman of Evans, Ga.; one brother, William H. Dority of Niceville, Fla.; two sisters, Eleanor C. Gentry of Baltimore, Md., and Roseann Rowland of Marion. A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George T. Yoder officiating. Entombment will follow in Augusta Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Henry Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Taylor Arthur Franklin   12 Feb 1997 Arthur Franklin Taylor, age 80, died Wednesday, Feb 12, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a retired employee of the Olin Corporation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jenny Taylor. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. James E. (Carole) Workman, Augusta, Ga., Mrs. Ronnie (Jeral) Davis, Greer, S.C., and Mrs. James R. (Linda) Hart, Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, Feb 15, at 2 p.m. in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Stiles officiating. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by Saltville VFW Post No. 7328. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Pickle Lloyd George   14 Feb 1997 Lloyd George Pickle, age 79, of Groseclose, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda E. Pickle, and one son, Lloyd Neal Pickle. Survivors include four daughters, Emma Jean Musser, Winston-Salem, N.C., Betty L. Testerman, Atkins, Cathy M. Buck, Rural Retreat, and Debbie Reedy, Mouth of Wilson; two sons, James P. Pickle, Wytheville, and Robert Alsbury, Tromball, Texas; two sisters, Rachel Odham, Tennessee, and Louise Lundy, North Carolina; three brothers, Ordery Pickle, Cincinnati, Ohio, Wesley Pickle and Hoover Pickle, both of Groseclose; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Groseclose. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Semones Ella Jane   14 Feb 1997 Ella Jane Williams Semones, age 95, of Wytheville, died Friday, Feb 14, 1997 at her home. She was a native of Nebo and a member of the Wytheville Church of God of Prophecy. She was the widow of James Guy Semones. Survivors include two sons, Jason Semones, Etowah, N.C., and Jerry Semones, Jarratt; one sister, Blanche W. Daugherty, Chilhowie; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb 17, in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Oscar "Sonny" Ayers officiating. Interment was in the West End Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of arrangements.
Jones C. Louise 29 Sep 1927 15 Feb 1997 C. Louise Jones, age 69, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Jones was born Sept. 29, 1927 in West Virginia to the late Luther and Edna Shepherd Lyons Wood. She had been living in the Thomas Bridge Community of Smyth County for 15 years. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Bill Wood. Survivors include her husband, Silas Jones; two sons, James Jones, Thomasville, Penn., and Leland Jones, Newhall, W.Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Thelma) Baker, Tannersville, Mrs. Dacil (Cheryl) Prince, Marion, Mrs. Daniel (Anita) Hayden, Groseclose, and Mrs. David (Brenda) Gillespie, Chilhowie; one brother, Roby B. Wood, Somerset, Ky., four sisters, Berla Mae Baker, Alexandria, Evangeline Billings, Marion, Agnes Neal, Norwich, Conn., and Phyllis Stupalasky, Princeton, W.Va.; one daughter-in-law, Clara Jones; a special friend, Donna Deel, War, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, three great- grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron Whitener and the Rev. Mike Parks officiating. Burial followed in the Roselawn Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Davis Ruby Aileen Dungan   15 Feb 1997 Ruby Aileen Dungan Davis, age 88, of Seven Mile Ford, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997 in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie. She attended the University of Virginia, was a graduate of Radford College and taught school for 14 years. She was the widow of George A. Davis. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Dungan and Ted Dungan. She was a member of the Middle Fork Baptist Church, Chilhowie. Survivors include two sisters, Lois D. Brickey, Broadford, and Marguerite D. Bunch, Seven Mile Ford; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R. J. Cullop officiating. Burial was in Middle Fork Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the donor's church or favorite charity. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Ford Dina M.   15 Feb 1997 Dina M. Ford, age 77, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Acie Ford, Marion; two sons, Wayne Ford, Marion, and James Ford, Galax; two sisters, Myrtle Tucker, Sparta, Tenn., and Cora Carroll, Pikeville, Ky.; two daughters-in-law, Patricia Ford, Marion, and Billie Ford, Galax; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in Seaver-Brown Chapel with Jack L. Goff officiating. Burial was in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Sanders Nellie M. 23 Jun 1928 16 Feb 1997 Nellie M. Sanders, age 68, died Sunday, Feb 16, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mrs. Sanders was born June 23, 1928 in Grayson County, the daughter of the late Nathen Fields and Lessie Parks Anderson. She was a member of the Hopkins View Primitive Baptist Church in Thomas Bridge. She was also preceded in death by four brothers: James, Harry, Kenneth and Glenn Anderson; and two sisters, Kate Stephenson and Mary Lou Adams. Survivors include her husband, Fielden O. Sanders Sr.; one son and daughter-in-law, Fielden O. and Susan Sanders Jr., Rural Retreat; one daughter and son-in-law, Debra S. and Buford Overbay, Marion; two sisters, Maxine Bullins, Sugar Grove, and Ruth Weeks, South Carolina; three brothers, David V. Anderson and Stephen Anderson, both of Troutdale, and Charles Anderson, Groseclose; four grandchildren, Sarah and Ashley Sanders, Rural Retreat, and Randy and Jason Pafford, Marion. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 18, at Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Ben Blevins and Elder Larry Blevins officiating. Burial was in the Fairwood Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gillespie Mary Ann Harris   16 Feb 1997 Mary Ann Harris Gillespie, age 67, of Saltville, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was the widow of Walter Gillespie. Survivors include one son, Henry Joseph "Buddy" Gillespie, Rich Valley; two daughters, Virginia Mae "Jean" Keith, Saltville, and Shirley Gillespie Stewart, Rich Valley; four brothers, James Edward Harris and Joe Cleveland Harris, both of Rich Valley, William Roy Harris, Ceres, and Jeff Harris, Marion; four sisters, Rosie Testerman and Elizabeth Horne, both of Atkins, Dorothy Lamie, Rich Valley, and Ruth Sult, Asheville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 19, in the Ridgedale United Methodist Church with the Rev. Claude Oliver and the Rev. Luther Watson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Hammond Harold E.   16 Feb 1997 Harold E. Hammond, age 64, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997 at his home in Saltville. He was a member of the First Church of God of Allison Gap, a member of William King Masonic Lodge No. 227 and a former employee of the Olin Corporation. He was owner/operator of Discount Furniture and Appliance, Chilhowie. Survivors include his wife, Noby (McIntyre) Hammond; two sons, Gary E. Hammond, Abingdon, and Scott M. Hammond, Chilhowie; one daughter-in-law, Paula Hammond, Chilhowie; one sister, Eva Hammond, Saltville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 19, in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Mumpower and Dr. Woodrow McIntyre officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Rose Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Sexton Velma 31 Oct 1930 17 Feb 1997 Velma McKinney Sexton, age 66, died Monday, Feb 17, 1997 at Prince William Hospital in Manassas after a long illness. She was born in Wythe County on Oct 31, 1930, the daughter of the late Fred Madison and Nanna Saferight McKinney. She is survived by her companion of 25 years, Bobby Reece; two daughters, Rebecca Reece of Manassas Park, and Wanda Gray of Manassas; four sons, Ray Sexton of Edenburg, Doug Sexton of Fort Valley, Harold Sexton Jr. of Colonial Beach, and James Sexton of Manassas; three brothers, Ira M. McKinney of Marion, Jean McKinney of Alexandria, and Dick McKinney of Nokesville; seven sisters: Elsie Hegger of Doniphan, Mo., Ella Roberts of Phoenix, Ariz., Iris Rich of Galax, Mary Miller of Bristol, Mozelle Eversole, Naomi King, both of Wytheville, and Stella Cox of Rural Retreat; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb 19, at 11 a.m. at the Price Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C. Eugene Meek officiating. Interment was in the Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas. Price Funeral Home in Manassas was in charge of arrangements.
Holmes Thomas "Curry"   17 Feb 1997 Thomas "Curry" Holmes, age 98, of Saltville, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997 in the Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Leona Lambert; and one son, Richard Holmes. He was a farmer in Washington and Russell counties all his life. He was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith and retired from Stuart Land and Cattle Company. Survivors include his wife, Hettie Bailey Holmes; five sons, George Holmes, Bristol, Tenn., Mack Holmes, Clinchburg, Lee Holmes, Claude Holmes and Justin "Wayne" Holmes, all of Saltville; three daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Bertha) DeBord, Saltville, Virgie Harris and Beulah "Kate" Frye, both of Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Rosie Boardwine, Abingdon; 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Franklin Chapman and the Rev. Lewis Price officiating. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Olson Michelle Renee   17 Feb 1997 Michelle Renee Olson, age 23, of Chilhowie, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997. She is survived by her parents, Henry E. and Margaret Osborne Olson, Hulls Cove, Maine; her twin brother, Michael E. Olson, Grand Junction, Colo., and another brother, Scott Olson, Fredricksburg. The body will be cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Hulls Cove, Maine. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
Shazier Eric Michael   17 Feb 1997 Eric Michael Shazier, age 18 months old, died Monday, February 17, 1997. He is survived by his paternal grandfather, Franklin E. Shazier of Chilhowie, VA; his paternal grandmother, Veronica Shuff White of Columbus, Ohio; one uncle, Franklin A. (Tony) Shazier of Chilhowie, VA; and one great-great aunt, Margaret White of Chilhowie, VA. He was preceded in death by his father, Eric Miguel Shazier and his mother, Michelle Renee Olson. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 20, 1997 at the First Baptist Church of Chilhowie with Minister Stephen Fields, Rev. Kenneth Carter, Sr., Rev. Johnny Lee Johnson, Minister Melvin Johnson and Minister Nolan Wolfe officiated. Burial followed in the Chilhowie Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Pete Sturgill, David Preston, Nathaniel Fields, III and John Martin. Williams Funeral Home, Chilhowie, was in charge of arrangements.
Shazier Eric Miguel   17 Feb 1997 Eric Miguel Shazier, age 26, died February 17, 1997. He was an employee of Wal-Mart, Marion, VA. He is survived by his father, Franklin E. Shazier of Chilhowie, VA; his mother, Veronica Shuff White of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Franklin A. (Tony) Shazier of Chilhowie, VA; one special great aunt, Margaret White of Chilhowie, VA. He was preceded in death by a son, Eric Michael Shazier, and a brother, Ketron Allen Shazier. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 20, 1997 at the First Baptist Church of Chilhowie with Minister Stephen Fields, Rev. Kenneth Carter, Sr., Rev. Johnny Lee Johnson, Minister Melvin Johnson and Minister Nolan Wolfe officiating. Burial followed in the Chilhowie Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Tim Polk, Claude Branch, Charles Lee, Jay Thompson, Richard Jeter and Dean Spence. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin McClure, Tony Morris, Robert Jeter and Ronald Cahill. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie, was in charge of arrangements. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Greever Catron and Emma Catron. She is survived by her husband, Fred Severt; one sister, Nora Catron, Rural Retreat. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Fleenor officiating. The committal and interment service was conducted Tuesday, March 30, at 1 p.m. at the graveside in Rose Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Anderson Street United Methodist Church, 954 Anderson St., Bristol, Tenn. 37620. OakleyCook Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. This is a courtesy announcement by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
Wininger Frankie   17 Feb 1997 Frankie Rogers Wininger, age 96, of 1215 Georgia Avenue, Bristol, TN, died Monday, February 17, 1997 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of Mr. Hal B. Wininger. Together they operated Wininger's Grocery. She was born in Duffield, VA and lived for most of her life in Bristol. She was a member of Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Blevins and a grandson, Barry Pugh. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William (Billie) Pugh of Sugar Grove, VA; three granddaughters, Suzy E. Sutton of Bristol, TN, Johnynne B. Lerro of St. Augustine, FL, and Ellen Cooper of Bristol, VA; six great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Wininger were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Interment followed in Glenwood Cemetery. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, Bristol, TN, was in charge of arrangements.
Blevins Thomas Jonathan 11 Dec 1914 18 Feb 1997 Thomas Jonathan Blevins, age 82, died Tuesday, February 18, 1997 at a local nursing home in Stephenson, VA. He was born December 11, 1914 to James Ceburn and Charity Catherine "Cack" Greer Blevins in The Highlands of Grayson County, VA. He had been a mission worker with Konnarock Lutheran Mission until its closing in 1959, after which he worked for the Fairfax County Government in pumping station maintenance until his retirement in 1981. He was a member of Burnt Factory United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men, and a member of the Administrative Board of the Church. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Augusta Sluss Blevins of Stephenson, VA; three sons, Thomas Jonathan Blevins, Jr. of N. Hollywood, CA, Charles Lawton Blevins and David Carroll Blevins, both of Woodbridge, VA; three daughters, Mrs. Charles D. (Sheila) Brown of Winchester, VA, Kathryn Anne Bowers of Abingdon, VA, and Marjorie Karen Boeye of New Castle, CA; one sister, Ivory B. Chambers of Elk Creek, VA; two brothers, Elmer H. Blevins of Mouth of Wilson, VA and Charles Dawes Blevins of Marion, VA; 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Friday, February 21, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. at the Burnt Factory United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kathleen Monge and the Rev. Edwin K. Bowers officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Blevins' grandsons, the Burnt Factory Methodist Men, and Clarence Johnson. Burial was in the Shenandoah Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Burnt Factory United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Barbie Carlisle, 808 Apple Pie Ridge Road, Winchester, VA 22603.
Henderson Mae B.   18 Feb 1997 Mae B. Henderson, age 89, of Damascus, VA died Tuesday, February 18, 1997 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, VA. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County, VA and was the widow of Ted R. Henderson. She was a member of the Konnarock Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Konnarock, VA. She is survived by two daughters, Janet Lawson of Damascus, VA and Agnes Reedy of Pineville, LA; five sisters, Thelma Milligan, Virginia Rollins, and Helen Peacher, all of Nokesville, VA, Lucy Ward of Morristown, TN, and Lillian Stringer of Great Falls, VA; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Henderson were conducted Thursday, February 20 in the Konnarock Seventh-Day Adventist Church with Pastor Ron Ihrig officiating. Burial was in Azen Cemetery of Konnarock, VA. Serving as pallbearers were Arley Hoosier, Jimmy Hoosier, Glenn Severt, Russell Adams, Bill Reedy, Tom Machin, and Ninevah Blevins. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Severt and Marvin Rider. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Konnarock Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Konnarock, VA. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus, VA was in charge of arrangements.
Holmes Evelyn Allison   18 Feb 1997 Evelyn (Allison) Holmes, age 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997 in Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. She was the widow of Raymond H. Holmes. Survivors include one stepson, Raymond H. Holmes Jr., Broadford; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Curtis (Sue) Gillespie, Rich Valley, and Mrs. John W. (Ella Mae) Harris, Broadford; one brother, Chester Allison, Oklahoma; one daughter-in-law, Delores Holmes, Broadford; six step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Benny Frye officiating. Burial was in the Mount Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saltville Rescue Squad. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Richardson Mabel   18 Feb 1997 Mabel Ferguson Richardson, age 91, died Tuesday, February 18, 1997 in the Smyth County Community Hospital. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Loyette and Daniel A. Blevins of Marion, VA; two sisters, Mrs. Bobby (Joan) Atkins of Marion, VA and Mrs. Quinton (Charlotte) Blevins of Fairfax, VA; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, February 21 in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with John D. Tilson officiating. Burial followed in South Fork Cemetery. Barnett's Marion Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.
Doane Carroll Franklin   19 Feb 1997 Carroll Franklin Doane, age 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Davidson Doane. Survivors include five daughters: Ruby Jean Taylor, Troutville, Audrey Bernice Doane, Rhonda Fern Widener and Patricia Irene Gentry, all of Chilhowie, and Shelia Grey Doane, Marion; four brothers, Ronald Doane, Saltville, Gordon Doane, Chilhowie, Clyde Doane, Woodbine, Md., and Doug Doane, Abingdon; five sisters: Lillian Cooper, Marion, Mamie Harris and Shirley Coe, both of Saltville, Anna LiCausi, Chilhowie, and Louise Hinkson, Clarksville, Md.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Jones officiating. A military graveside service was conducted in Rich Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery by the Saltville VFW Post No. 7328. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Puckett Charles Clarence "Mouse"   19 Feb 1997 Charles Clarence "Mouse" Puckett, age 81, died Wednesday, February 19, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. He was a native of Russell County, VA and had lived most of his life in Washington County. He was a member of Mount Carmet Christial Church. Survivors include three sons, Zane Puckett, Hayes, VA, Dave Puckett, Glade Spring, VA, and Joe Puckett, Emory, VA; three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Crane, Newport News, VA, Mrs. Rosylyn Parks, Richmond, VA, and Mrs. Debbie Alexander, Glade Spring, VA; three brothers, Arch Puckett, Bristol, VA, Turner Puckett, Pearisburg, VA, and Gene Puckett, Dover, DE; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is in charge.
Scyphers Gay Cumbow   19 Feb 1997 Gay Cumbow Scyphers, age 75, died Wednesday, Feb 19, 1997 at her home in Abingdon. She was a native of Russell County and had lived most of her life in Washington County. She was a member of Greendale Chapel and was a former employee of People, Inc. She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Cumbow. Survivors include her husband, Reece Scyphers; three sons, Evan Scyphers, Marion, Cecil Scyphers and David Scyphers, both of Abingdon; two daughters, Delores Jones, Roanoke, and Patty Cochran, Abingdon; two brothers, J. W. Cumbow, Rural Retreat, and Ronald Cumbow, Atkins; four sisters, Pauline Holmes, Abingdon, Alice Cumbow, Bristol, Jean Thompson, Greer, S.C., and Dorothy ReMine, Roanoke; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb 21, in Greendale Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Eggers officiating. Burial was in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Greendale Chapel, P.O. Box 1314, Abingdon, VA 24312. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Brown Nancy "Rose" Josephine   20 Feb 1997 Nancy Josephine "Rose" Brown, age 75, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997 at her home in Saltville. She was a member of the Plasterco United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Brown; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Barbara B.) Lee, Lapeer, Mich.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Ronnie (Tammie) Holmes, Emory, Mrs. Duane (Marcy Jo) Erke, Charlotte, N.C., and David I. Lee, Lapeer, Mich.; four great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Glenda Dennison and the Rev. Jack Sprinkle officiating. Burial was in Mount Rose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saltville Rescue Squad or Community Hospice of America, 540 W. Main St., Wytheville, VA 24382. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Broyles C. Frank   20 Feb 1997 C. Frank Broyles, 70, died Thursday, February 20, 1997 in Bristol Nursing Home. He was a retired painting contractor and a draftsman. He was also a veteran of World War II and a member of Bryars-Cobb United Methodist Church. Survivors include two brothers, James A. Broyles and William E. Broyles of Glade Spring, VA; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred B. Hunting, Mrs. Margaret B. Hogston and Mrs. Anne B. Ellis, all of Glade Spring, VA; two nieces; one nephew; three great-nieces; and three great-nephews. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is in charge.
VanHuss Kermit R. "Dick"   20 Feb 1997 Kermit R. "Dick" VanHuss, age 52, of Damascus, died Thursday, Feb 20, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, was employed by Mike Wills as a milk hauler, and was a lifelong farmer. He is survived by his wife, Louise VanHuss; two sons, Will VanHuss, Damascus, and Jay VanHuss, Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, JoAnn Smith, Abingdon, Shirley Neely, Damascus, and Lenna McCall, Meadowview; one grandson, William VanHuss; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb 22, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Bill Reece officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Damascus Volunteer Rescue Squad, 32094 Government Road, Damascus, VA 24236. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Blevins Robert Lee   21 Feb 1997 Robert Lee Blevins, age 70, of Konnarock, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He had lived in Smyth County all his life and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired truck driver for Spector Freight Lines. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 4667, Marion, and a member of the Moose Lodge, Marion. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Lorene Blevins; three daughters, Irma Jackson, Winston-Salem, N.C., Audrey Cozino, Spokane, Wash., and Patricia Blevins, Abingdon; two sons, Robert D. Blevins and Ronald L. Blevins, both of Konnarock; two sisters, Ola McClure, Chilhowie, and Josephine West, Marion; three brothers, Lawrence Blevins, Woodbridge, Charles Blevins and Lloyd Blevins, both of Chilhowie; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Ray Finley officiating. Burial was in the McDaniel Family Cemetery, Konnarock. Military graveside rites were conducted by the VFW Post No. 4667. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Lambert Trula Grady   21 Feb 1997 Trula Grady Lambert, age 99, of Bluefield, W.Va., died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997 in the Glenwood Park Village Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was the widow of Paris Harvey Lambert and was also preceded in death by a son, John Grady Lambert in 1994. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry E. (Mary) Danielson of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Mrs. George W. (Dottie) Kiser of Marion; two sons, Paris Harvey Lambert Jr. of Tampa, Fla., and James Ernest Lambert of Virginia Beach; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Craven-Shires Funeral Home in Bluefield, W.Va., with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Burial followed in the Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Bluefield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion Baptist Church, 1238 North Main St., Marion, VA 24354. Craven-Shires Funeral Home in Bluefield was in charge of arrangements. This is a courtesy announcement by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
Thompson Ennis   21 Feb 1997 Ennis Lundy Thompson, age 83, of Chilhowie, died Friday, Feb 21, 1997 at her home. She attended the Lowman Valley Church of the Brethren. She is survived by one daughter, Judy Millsaps, Chilhowie; one son, Fred Heffinger, Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Gladys Adams, Independence; four half brothers, Joseph Jack Lundy, Chilhowie, Bill Lundy, Roanoke, Owen Lundy and Ed Lundy; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb 23, at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Hutton and Charles Turley officiating. Burial followed in the Middlefork Cemetery. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Wright Gertrude   21 Feb 1997 Gertrude Wright, age 75, of Damascus, died Friday, Feb 21, 1997 in the Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and was the widow of Dub Wright. She was a member of Damascus United Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Wayne Shifflett, Damascus; one sister, Lavona Hurley, Meadowview; one grandson, John Shifflett, Damascus; one step-grandson, John Revils, Dewitt, Ark.; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in- law, Elizabeth Wright and Nellie Preston; a lifelong special friend, Wanda Doss. Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb 23, in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R. J. Cullop officiating. The committal service and interment was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb 24, in Sunset Memorial Park, Damascus. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Tibbs Woodrow   22 Feb 1997 Woodrow Tibbs, age 83, died Saturday, Feb 22, 1997 at his home in Marion. Mr. Tibbs was retired from the Franklin Furniture Company in Greenville, Tenn., where he worked for 17 years. Survivors include his wife, Flossie Lucille Tibbs, Marion; two daughters, Earline Blakely, Clio, Mich., and Lucille McFarlane, Kingsport, Tenn.; one son, Frank Tibbs, Dade City, Fla.; one brother, Garland Tibbs, Rural Retreat; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today, Feb 26, at 2 p.m. in the Faith Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. J. B. Arthur and the Rev. Bobby Sawyers officiating. Interment followed in Wassum Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Fullen Roy Lee   23 Feb 1997 Roy Lee Fullen, age 53, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997 at his home in Saltville. He was a member of the UMWA for 15 years. Survivors include four sons, Scott Fullen and Roy Fullen Jr., both of Saltville, Brian Fullen, Bristol, and Timothy Fullen, Abingdon; one daughter, Paula Olinger, Radford; three brothers, Bill Fullen and Allen Fullen, both of Saltville, and H. C. Jack Fullen, Hampton; four sisters, Sadie Call, Glade Spring, Stella Surber, Agnes Grant and Peggy Montgomery, all of Saltville; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kyle French officiating. Burial was in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Patterson Daisy   23 Feb 1997 Daisy Woodward Patterson, age 73, of Burgin, Ky., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997 in Ephraim McDowell Medical Center, Danville, Ky. She was the widow of G. B. Patterson Jr. Mrs. Patterson was a native of Saltville and a homemaker. She was a member of the Burgin Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Judy) Carey, Harrodsburg, Ky.; four brothers, David Woodward, Marion, Thomas D. Woodward, Roanoke, John H. Woodward, Halifax, and William K. Woodward, Abingdon; two sisters, Helen Campbell and Mary L. Fields, both of Saltville; one granddaughter; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Ransdell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Geoff Barrett officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Ransdell Funeral Chapel in Harrodsburg, Ky., was in charge of arrangements.
Prater Bessie   23 Feb 1997 Bessie Richardson Prater, age 90, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mrs. Prater was preceded in death by her husband, Rush D. Prater; two sons, James Prater and David Amos Prater; one grandson, David A. "Pete" Prater. She is survived by four daughters: Mary Finley of Atkins, Peggy Woods and Virginia Harris, both of Marion, and Ramona Goodman of Summerville, S.C.; three sons: Edgar Prater of Sevierville, Tenn., Curtis Prater of Marion, and Richard Prater of Chilhowie; three daughters-in-law, Sue Thomas Prater of Sevierville, Tenn., Mary Louthian Prater of Marion, and Mary Ann Stuart Prater of Chilhowie; four sons-in-law: Jack Finley, Roger Woods and Johnny Harris, all of Marion, and Phillip Goodman of Summerville, S.C.; one sister, Pearl Crewey Poston of Marion; 29 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one greatgreat- grandchild, one step-grandchild and three stepgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy, Brown Subdivision, Marion, with the Rev. Paul Horton and the Rev. Chester Hensley officiating. Burial followed in Mount Rose Cemetery in Glade Spring. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Heneger Karl Albert   24 Feb 1997 Karl Albert Henegar, age 86, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997 at his home in Saltville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Stella S. Henegar; one sister, Louise Harrison, Roanoke; several nieces and nephews Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 26, in the Elizabeth Cemetery with the Rev. Scott A. Robertson-Gouge officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Saltville VFW Post No. 7328. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Moser Charles Baker   24 Feb 1997 Charles Baker Moser, age 82, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Moser was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. He was the former president of the Carpenters Union Local 176 and served on the Virginia State AFL/CIO Executive Board. He also worked for the West Virginia State Apprenticeship Council. Survivors include his wife, Eliza Pickle Moser, Chilhowie; one daughter, Linda Moser McClure, Chilhowie; two sons, James E. Moser, DeBary, Fla., and Gene Moser, Taylors, S.C.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Otis Barker and the Rev. Avery Sheets officiating. Burial will follow in Thomas Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Scott Margaret Emma Lee   25 Feb 1997 Margaret Emma Lee Richardson Scott, age 65, died Tuesday, Feb 25, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn. Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Eugene "Buck" Scott. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence Eugene and Anita Scott of Roanoke; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia "Pat" and David Bowman, Barbara Ann and Willie Anderson, and Rebecca "Becky" Scott, all of Marion; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one sister, Stella Robinson, Marion; a special sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Sam Haga of Plainsville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; two special nieces, Norma Reedy and Jean Baumgardner; a very special little girl, Anna Bowman; three special friends, Glenna Sexton, Polly Sturgill, and Shirley Burgess. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb 28, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Ed Schaack and Vicar Cecie Haxton officiating. Burial followed in Attoway Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Brosmer Raymond J.   26 Feb 1997 Raymond J. Brosmer, age 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Grace Storms Brosmer of Marion; two sons, Allan Scott Brosmer of Bangor, Maine and Bradley James Brosmer of Parks, La.; one sister, Ruth B. Kane of Ithaca, N.Y.; three stepdaughters, Margie Ann Hamrick of Louisville, Tenn., Sharman Stacey Storms of Marion, and Melody BethAnn Billeaud of Youngsville, La.; one stepson, Michael Kent Storms of Hazelton, Penn.; one niece, Karen Kane Nichol of Ithaca, N.Y.; one first cousin, David Phelps of Norwich, N.Y. A Mass of Resurrection will be held today, March 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the St. John's Catholic Church, Marion, with Father Bob Krenik officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in the St. Paul's Cemetery, Norwich, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60611. The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the St. John's Catholic Church in Marion. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Cregger Carl Sidney   26 Feb 1997 Carl Sidney Cregger, age 90, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1997 at his home in Saltville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Odell Cregger; one son, Robert Cregger; and one grandchild. He was a member of the First Church of God and was a retired employee of the Olin Corporation. Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Allison, Saltville, and Sue Rowe, Roanoke; one sister, Sarah Brooks, Saltville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Mumpower and Dr. Woodrow McIntyre officiating. Burial was in Mount Rose Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Long Harold   26 Feb 1997 Harold Long, age 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1997 in the Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. Mr. Long was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Keyes Long. He was retired from the Tenneco Deep Sea Ventures in Glouster with 20 years of service. He was a member of the West Hampton Baptist Church, and a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, St. Tammany Lodge #5. He was also a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Survivors include one son, Michael P. Long, Williamsburg; one daughter, Roxi Lawrence, Salem, Ore.; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today, March 1, at 3 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Slemp Cemetery in Sugar Grove. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Scott Joseph Justin   26 Feb 1997 Joseph Justin Scott, age 81, died Wednesday, Feb 26, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a partner in Scott Furniture Company in Marion along with his brothers, W. W. Scott Jr. and James Scott, for 37 years. He attended National Business College in Roanoke. Mr. Scott was a charter member and past president of Marion Lions Club, a charter member and former Commander of VFW Post 4667, past president of Marion Retail Merchants Association, and a member of Smyth County Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #31, and a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, as SKlc on an attack transport, the U.S.S. DuPage. He received the American Theatre and Asiatic Pacific Medals. Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his father, Wilson White Scott; his mother, Lillie Stephenson Scott; two brothers, John M. and James S. Scott; and a sister, Martha S. Kingham. He is survived by his wife, Alpha Johnstone Scott of Marion; three daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa EdgertonScott and Fredrick R. Edgerton Jr. of Shreveport, La., Susan S. and James D. Brooks of Williamsburg, Elizabeth S. and Dr. James L. Gates of Marion; one brother, Wilson W. Scott Jr. of Marion; four grandchildren: Carrie Jane Brooks, Jeffrey Scott Brooks, Emily Raasch Gates and Justin Lewis Gates; five nephews and three nieces. Funeral services will be held today, March 1, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. J. N. Howard officiating. Entombment will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 115 S. Church St., Marion, VA 24354. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Brewer Tinia Louise   28 Feb 1997 Tinia Louise Brewer, age 95, died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997 in a nursing home in Abingdon. She was a native of Smyth County and was the widow of the Rev. Berl H. Brewer who was a former pastor at Wood Howell Christian Church in Bristol and several other churches in the area. Survivors include one sister, Grace Jones, Abingdon; four nieces, Carole Colley, Abingdon, Bernice Dunn and Mary Lou Fontenot, both of Bristol, and June Nottingham, Kingsport, Tenn.; two nephews, Oliver Talbert and Randolph Talbert, both of Saltville. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in West End Cemetery in Wytheville with the Rev. Robert Tolar Jr. officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 20290 Wood Howell Road, Bristol, VA 24202. Farris Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Blockston Eric Macy   2 Mar 1997 Eric Macy Blockston, infant son of Rhonda Faye Blevins and Jim Blockston of Red Line, Penn., died Sunday, March 2, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. In addition to his parents, survivors include his maternal grandmother, Marie Blevins, Marion; paternal grandparents, James and Patricia Blockston, Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Andrea Wilson; one brother, Zachary Blockston. Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 4, at 3 p.m. at the Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Richardson Mary 12 Jan 1918 3 Mar 1997 Mary Campbell Cook Richardson, age 79, of Greenville, Del., died Monday, March 3, 1997 at her home. She was born in Marion on Jan 12, 1918 to the late George F. and Elsie Campbell Cook. She attended Marion Junior College and Hollands College. She was involved in community and church activities having been a deacon and trustee at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church. She was an active member of Chapter E of the PEO Sisterhood. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Graham M. Richardson; three daughters, Janet C. Sky of Lewisville, Texas, Elizabeth R. Troutman of York, Penn., and Mary G. Richardson of Gwynedd Valley, Penn.; four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held today, March 8, at 2 p.m. at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church in Centerville, Del. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church, 101 Old Kennett Road, Centerville, Del. 19807; Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, Del. 19810, or your favorite charity. Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home in Wilmington, Del., is in charge of arrangements.
Lee Clarence F., Sr.   3 Mar 1997 Clarence F. Lee Sr., age 69, of Washington D.C., died Monday, March 3, 1997 in Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Md. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred J. Lee; one brother, Ellis Lee, and one sister, Frances Boyden. He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Murphy Lee, Washington D.C.; three daughters, Sheryl A. Witherspoon and Tracy A. Lee, both of Washington D.C., and Michele A. Cheek of Hyattsville, Md.; one son, Clarence F. Lee Jr. of Washington D.C.; his mother, Cleo Lee of Sugar Grove; three brothers, Robert, Carl and James Lee, all of Sugar Grove; four sisters, Nancy Purefoy, Shirley Gaston and Lorraine Jackson, all of Marion, and Emily Collins, Plainsville, N.J.; eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church in Washington D.C., with interment in Quantico National Memorial Park. Hoffman Funeral Service in Washington D.C., was in charge of arrangements. This is a courtesy announcement by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
Williams James Lewis 26 Sep 1908 5 Mar 1997 James Lewis "Mr. J. L." Williams, age 88, of Matthews, N.C., died Wednesday, March 5, 1997 in Presbyterian Hospital. Mr. Williams was born Sept 26, 1908 in Travelers Rest, S.C., the son of the late Hosea Holmes Williams and Vintie (Golden) Williams. He was a graduate of North Greenville Academy. He received a full scholarship to play football at the University of South Carolina. Following a knee injury, Mr. Williams transferred to North Carolina State College in Raleigh where he graduated in June 1932 with honors as the first and perhaps the only student ever to receive two Bachelors Degrees on the same day; one in Civil Engineering and one in Architectural Engineering. Mr. Williams spent the War years with the U.S. War Department Corps of Engineers in the "Manhattan District" producing the Atomic Bomb that successfully contributed to the conclusion of World War II. After the war, he established a successful Architectural-Engineering practice in Marion and remained here until 1958 when he moved the practice to Matthews, N.C., where he was joined by his three sons. Mr. Williams was baptized in Marion by Dr. Primativo Delgado and was a member of First Baptist Church in Matthews, N.C., at the time of his death. Mr. Williams was a registered Engineer and a registered Architect in eight southeastern states during his active business years. He was a Fellow in the American Registered Architects; a member of the American Institute of Architects; Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; Certified by the National Council of State Boards of Engineering Examiners. He was a York Rite Mason and a Shriner (Kazim Temple). He is survived by his wife, Clara Williams; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Jane Williams, and Frank Williams, all of Matthews, N.C., and Bill and Barbara Williams of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters and son-in-law, Susan Galpin of Huntsville, Ala., and Katy Peacock and husband George of Garner, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted today, March 8, at 2 p.m. at the mausoleum at Forest Lawn East with the Rev. Ron Prevatte officiating and the Rev. Brad Sallee assisting. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Matthews, P.O. Box 248, Matthews, N.C. Williams-Dearborn Funeral Home in Matthews, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
Widner Dorsey   5 Mar 1997 Dorsey Preston Widner, age 67, of Marion, formerly of Rural Retreat, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997 in the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. He was born in Washington County, the son of the late Robert and Ellie Widner. He was a member of the Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church in Atkins and was a retired auto mechanic with Meredith's Garage in Rural Retreat. He is survived by his wife, Helen Blevins Widner, of the home; four stepdaughters: Donna Blevins, Chantilly, Teresa Meek, Marion, Rhoda Thomas, Fort Chiswell, and Mary Nickolson, Wauchula, Fla.; four stepsons: Freddy Blevins, Johnny Blevins, Bobby Blevins, and Jimmy Blevins, all of Marion; three sisters, Liney Peake, Ella Kegley, and Fronie Reeves, all of Marion; two brothers, James (Jim) Widner, Rural Retreat, and Bobby Widner, Marion; 17 step-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at the Lindsey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment followed in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat. Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat was in charge of arrangements.
Snow George B.   7 Mar 1997 George B. Snow, age 62, of Graham, N.C., died Friday, March 7, 1997 at his home. He was a native of Smyth County and was the son of the late Andy Kyle and Lillie Fouse Snow. He was a retired technologist with LabCorp and was of the Christian faith. Mr. Snow was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and a former employee of Virginia for 18 years. He was a graduate of Roanoke College and Marion Junior College. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Lou Ward Snow; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Ferguson, Tacoma, Wash.; two sons, Windom Blair Snow, Burlington, N.C., and Blain Scott Snow, Gloucester; one sister, Sue Miller, Chilhowie; four brothers, Andy Richard Snow and Roy Snow, both of Chilhowie, William Herbert Snow, Durham, N.C., and Gordon Snow, Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. in McClure Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jay Kennett, chaplain of the Hospice of Ala/Caswell officiating. Graveside services were conducted at Graham Memorial Park on Monday, March 10. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Ala/Caswell or to the American Cancer Society. McClure Funeral Service Inc. in Graham, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
Ellis Margaret Johnson   8 Mar 1997 Margaret Johnston Ellis, age 84, widow of Joseph E. Ellis, died Saturday, March 8, 1997 in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Ellis graduated from Marion High School and attended Marion Junior College. She was a member of the Royal Oak Presbyterian Church, the Holston Hills Country Club, and a past president of the Marion Junior Woman's Club. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Jo E. Gill, Carlisle, Mass., and Annette E. Osborne, Bluefield; four grandchildren: Stephanie Osborne Hickey, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, Curtis Hall Osborne, Richmond, Lynette Osborne Chambers, Raleigh, N.C., and William Love Osborne III, Youngsville, N.C.; three great-grandchildren: John Robert Hickey Jr., Jillian Rose Hickey, and William Chase Chambers; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Frances Ellis, Richmond. Funeral services were held Monday, March 10, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Edgar Ferrell and Dr. Sheldon Sorge officiating. Burial followed in the Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to the Royal Oak Presbyterian Church. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Hash James V.   8 Mar 1997 James V. Hash, 87, formerly of Smyth County, died Saturday, March 8, 1997 in Peach Bottom, Penn. He is survived by two sons and three daughters; three sisters, Ethel Hash, Johnson City, Tenn., Belle Rowland, Francis Marion Manor, and Nancy Rhudy, Marion; two brothers, Major Hash, Chilhowie, and Max Hash, Pleasantville, N. J. Funeral services and burial were held March 12 in Peach Bottom, Penn. DeWald Funeral Home in Quarryville, Penn., was in charge of arrangements.
Price Rosie Virginia   8 Mar 1997 Rosie Virginia Price, age 78, of Glade Spring, died Saturday, March 8, 1997 in Cedar Lawn Convalescent Home in Abingdon. She was the widow of the Rev. Floyd B. Price. Survivors include one daughter, Eva Kay (Poston) Davenport, Meadowview; three sisters, Mary Garrett, Glade Spring, Annie Jones, Chilhowie, and Ellar Helton, Bristol, Tenn.; one brother, Robert Stanley, Glade Spring; three grandchildren, Ricky Poston, Tracy Poston and Stacy Poston. Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Little and the Rev. George Wingard officiating. Committal services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Baptist Cemetery, Glade Spring. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of the arrangements.
Bridgeman Mary Susie   9 Mar 1997 Mary Susie Bridgeman, age 73, of Marion, died Sunday, March 9, 1997 in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Bridgeman lived most of her life in Smyth County. She worked for the Marion Laundry Company for several years and also worked for Lincoln Aircraft Factory. She was of the Protestant faith. Survivors include her husband, Walter James Bridgeman; two sons, Jimmy Lee Bridgeman, Sugar Grove, and Michael Dean Bridgeman, Marion; one sister, Ella Mae Winebarger, Marion; two brothers, Oliver Burkett, Sterling, and George Burkett, Speedwell; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Shupe officiating. Burial followed in the Ridgedale Cemetery in Rich Valley. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Matson Clara Edna   9 Mar 1997 Clara Edna Matson, age 76, of Saltville, died Sunday, March 9, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Rebecca) West, Memphis, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Elise West, Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Annie Reed, Princeton, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, March 12, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Frye and the Rev. Lewis Price officiating. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Rust Elizabeth S.   9 Mar 1997 Elizabeth S. Rust, age 99, of Glade Spring, died Sunday, March 9, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She had lived all her life in Washington County. Survivors include two daughters, Lucille E. Poore, Smyrna, Ga., and Ruth Thomas, Glade Spring; one sister, Ethel Dancy, Meadowview; 21 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, March 12, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tom Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.
Mason David French 26 Feb 1914 10 Mar 1997 David French Mason, age 83, of Gastonia, N.C., died Monday, March 10, 1997 at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia. He was born Feb. 26, 1914 in Glade Spring, the son of the late James Porter Mason and Lillian Martin Mason. He was preceded in death by four sisters: Mary Louisa Mason Keister Oglesby; Susan Mason Wildasin; Carolyn Mason; and Elinor Mason; two brothers: Douglas French Mason and William Bernard Mason; one half-brother, James Bernard Mason; one half-sister, Josephine Bowen Mason; two nephews, David Mason Wildasin and James Jones Wildasin. Mr. Mason graduated from Emory & Henry College with a chemistry degree. He worked as a research chemist, first for Calco Chemical Company, a division of American Cyanamid in Damascus. Then beginning in 1942, he worked for Southern Dyestuff (Sandoz) in Mount Holly, N.C., for more than 40 years until he retired. Mr. Mason lived in Mount Holly from 1942 until 1994. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Holly where he served as a trustee, an elder, and a Deacon. He was active in the Mount Holly Rotary Club for 35 years. He was a charter member of the Carolina Piedmont Section of the American Chemical Society and served as chairman for one year. He served as a trustee of Gaston College and for many years he was active in the affairs of the Red Cross. Mr. Mason is survived by his wife of 58 years: Virginia Wright (Doll) Mason of Gastonia; four children and three sons-in-law: Susan Wright Mason and Richard Roth of Anchorage, Alaska; Janet Mason and G. Edward Lee of Durham, N.C.; David French Mason Jr. of Asheville, N.C.; and Lucinda Mason and William Deese of Manassas; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Will Mason-Deese; four nephews, Bernard Mason, Douglas Mason, James Mason, and Charles Keister; one niece, Lillian Keister Rexford. A memorial service will be held today, March 12, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Holly, N.C., with the Rev. Randall Boggs and the Rev. Wilson P. Rhoton officiating. A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 13, at 3 p.m. at Glade Spring Presbyterian Church at Old Glade with the Rev. Timothy E. Bird officiating. Burial will follow in Old Glade Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Glade Spring Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 336, Glade Spring, VA 24340; to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 687, Mt. Holly, N.C. 28120; or to a charity of your choice. The family will receive friends at Covenant Village in Gastonia today from 2 to 3 p.m. Caruthers Funeral Home in Gastonia, N.C., and Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie are in charge of arrangements.
Holmes Pamela Denise   10 Mar 1997 Pamela Denise Holmes, age 23, of Saltville, died Monday, March 10, 1997 at her mother's home in Saltville. She was a member of Reach Out for Christ Church. Survivors include her husband, Edward D. "Eddie" Holmes, Saltville; one son, Christopher Daniel "Bubba" Holmes, of the home; her parents, Paul and Barbara Holmes, Saltville; her maternal grandmother, Flora "Bug" Keith, Saltville; two brothers, Patrick Holmes and Payton Holmes, both of Saltville; two sisters, Paula Holmes, Glade Spring, and Krystal Cannon, Saltville. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Cardwell Town Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Keith and the Rev. Charles Keith officiating. Burial was in the Taylor Family Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Murray Lois S. 26 Jan 1901 11 Mar 1997 Lois S. Murray, age 96, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997 in the Columbia Edmond Memorial Center in Edmond, Okla. She was born Jan. 26, 1901 in Meadowview, to Henry Newton and Emma A. Goodman Stump. She had trained as a nurse prior to her marriage to Clyde Lester Murray Sr. on July 24, 1920 in Iowa. They lived in the Enid, Okla., area for more than 50 years. Mrs. Murray was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star, the East Side Garden Club, AARP and the University Place Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son; one sister, Maude Stump Moore of Seven Mile Ford; and two brothers. She is survived by one son, Robert C. Murray of Richardson, Texas; one sister, Sena Blessing of Seven Mile Ford; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 14, at 10 a.m. in the University Place Christian Church with the Rev. Mike S. Nicolson and the Rev. John Peterson officiating. Burial followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Henninger-Allen Funeral Home in Edmond, Okla., was in charge of arrangements.
Faine Charles E.   11 Mar 1997 Charles E. Faine, of Mason, Ohio, formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997. Mr. Faine served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II. He was a plant manager for Brunswick Corp. and vice president of operations for Textron/Randall Corp. He is survived by his wife, Avanelle Spicer Faine; one daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Randall Sale; two sons and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Sharon Faine, and Richard Faine; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Sherman Smith, Ann and Joe Baker, Joyce and Daryl Lust, and Virginia and Gary Murray; four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 14, at 2 p.m. at the Shorten & Ryan Funeral Home in Mason, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society or the Heart Association. Shorten & Ryan Funeral Home in Mason, Ohio was in charge of arrangements.
Greear Roger Lee   11 Mar 1997 Roger Lee Greear, age 72, of Sugar Grove, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997 in Old Hickory, Tenn. He is survived by his wife, Sybil Greear of Sugar Grove; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Greg Fitzpatrick of Coral Springs, Fla., and Gail and David Brinegar of Old Hickory, Tenn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Judy Greear of Lakeworth, Fla., and Ric and Mavis Greear of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at the Wharf Hill United Methodist Church in Sugar Grove with the Rev. Tom Martin officiating. Burial followed in Ridge Lawn Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Johnson Paul B. "Fondie"   11 Mar 1997 Paul B. "Fondie" Johnson Sr., age 70, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997 at his home in Damascus. Mr. Johnson was a lifelong resident of Damascus and was a retired employee from the Damascus Hosiery Mill. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred L. Johnson and a brother, James L. Johnson. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Ernestine C. Johnson; one daughter, Teresa Johnson Wilson, Damascus; one son, Paul B. Johnson Jr., Clarksville, Tenn.; his mother, Minnie R. Johnson, Damascus; the mother of his children, Esther Johnson White, Seven Mile Ford; one sister, Margaret Lewis, Damascus; two brothers, Jack Johnson and Howard Johnson, both of Damascus; six stepchildren: Harry Rouse, Wideners Valley, Earl Morphew, Chilhowie, Earnest Morphew, Charlotte, N.C., Judy Coalson Maier, Banner Elk, N.C., Lee Morphew and Larry Coalson, both of Damascus; three grandchildren, Andrea Danielle Wilson, Christy Mae Johnson and Chad Frederick Johnson; several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R. J. Cullop officiating. Committal service and interment were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, at Sunset Memorial Park, Damascus. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Jones Maude Elizabeth Jonas   11 Mar 1997 Maude Elizabeth Jonas Jones, age 92, of Annandale, formerly of Cripple Creek, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997. She is survived by two daughters, Delores G. Ferguson of Annandale, and Audrey Pearson of Eastern, Md.; three sons, Cloyd O. Jones Jr., Manassas, Clayton Jones of Del Ray, Fla., and Douglas E. Jones of Annandale; two sisters, Lucille Goad, and Edith Stuart, both of Fries; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at the St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Cripple Creek. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the Gillman Funeral Chapel. Gillman Funeral Chapel in Wytheville is in charge of arrangements.
Powers Winnie   11 Mar 1997 Winnie Brewer Powers, age 90, widow of A. R. Powers, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997 in Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by six daughters: Pearl Johnson of Chilhowie, Betty Creasy of Marion, Lucille Reed and Shelby Jean Powers, both of Killeen, Texas, Carol Creasy of Glade Spring, and Judy Aiken of Lithonia, Ga.; two sons, Wayne Powers of Jenkin Jones, W.Va., and Donald Powers of Texas; one sister, Frances Jones of Chilhowie. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Creasy officiating. Burial was in Grosses Creek Cemetery in Chilhowie. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Tibbs Curtis Ray   11 Mar 1997 Curtis Ray Tibbs, age 82, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997 at his home in the Groseclose community of Rural Retreat. Mr. Tibbs was a retired employee of the General Shale Corp. and a member of the Groseclose First Church of God. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Lillian Smith Tibbs, and one son, David Lee Tibbs. He is survived by three daughters, Ila Jean Pickle, Rural Retreat, Linda Armstrong, Marion, and Lori Hayes, Crockett; two sons, Danny Tibbs, Rocky Gap, and Curtis Tibbs, Atkins; three sisters, Ruth Tibbs, Marion, Mary Faine, Damascus, and Dora Lee Woods, Atkins; two brothers, James Armstrong, Atkins, and Claude Tibbs, Marion; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 13, at 2 p.m. at the Lindsey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Watson Sr., and the Rev. Thomas Bunting officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Groseclose. The family requests that those who prefer make memorials to the Hospice of America (Wythe County Chapter). Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat was in charge of arrangements.
Haga Fred Allen   14 Mar 1997 Fred Allen Haga, 56, died Friday, March 14, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Haga was a lifelong resident of Smyth County and had worked at the Auto Village in Chilhowie for 38 years. He was also an active CBer. Survivors include his wife, Janice Haga, Marion; three daughters, Nevada Jane Haga, Wanda Faye Hankla, both of Marion, and Christina Vanhoy, Chilhowie; two sons, Roby Allen Haga, Marion, and Anthony Wayne Haga, Chilhowie; five sisters, Rozelle Stewart, Lynchburg, Lucille Tibbs, Nebo, Golda Tilson, Marion, Shirley Ririe, Salt Lake City, Utah, Wanda Hardy, Pineland, Texas; two brothers, Gale Haga, Kerhonkson, N.Y., and Jim Haga, Marion; two daughters-in- law, Cindy Haga and Norma Haga; two sons-in-law, John Hankla Jr. and Scott Vanhoy; 10 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and a special friend, Gene Little and family. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 17, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Little officiating. Burial followed in Wassum Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of the arrangements.
Kirk Beatrice Roberta   14 Mar 1997 Beatrice Roberta Kirk, 53, of Rhoadesville, died Friday, March 14, 1997 in Fairfax Hospital. She was a member of the Manassas Free Will Baptist Church and was attending Franconia Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher. She had been employed with NEC Technology for more than eight years. She was preceded in death by her parents, James O. and Gertrude B. Paxton. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Rev. Paul Edward Kirk; four sons, James E. Kirk, of Bealton, Paul David Kirk of New Baltimore, Larry a. Kirk of Sumerduck, and William W. Kirk of Catlett; two daughters, Beatrice "Elaine" Miller of Midland, and Rebecca Ann Pembleton of New Baltimore; four sisters, Anne Paxton, Grottoes, Dorothy Paxton of Manassas, Joyce Sisson of Manassas Park, and Lena Leonard of Fayetteville, N.C.; nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at the Valley View Baptist Church in Sugar Grove with the Rev. Lester Horton and the Rev. Raymond Bevins officiating. Burial followed in the Kirk Family Cemetery in Sugar Grove. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Smith Joyce   14 Mar 1997 Joyce Cardwell Smith, 62, died Friday, March 14, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Smyth County where she had lived most of her life. Survivors include her husband, Sherman Smith Jr.; one son, Randall E. Smith; her mother, Flossie McNew Cardwell, Saltville; two brothers, Everett Clifton Cardwell Jr., and Freddie Joe Cardwell, both of Saltville; one sister, Betty Cardwell Mitchell, Saltville; one grandson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in Mount Rose Cemetery Mausoleum, Glade Spring, with the Rev. Robert Krenick officiating. Entombment was in the mausoleum. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of the arrangements.
Howe Percy William   16 Mar 1997 Percy William Howe, 68, formerly of Kingsport, Tenn., died Sunday, March 16, 1997 at Medical Center East, Birmingham, Ala. He was a native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, then resided in Gadsden, Ala., and had lived in Kingsport for the past five years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from Alabama Power Company. He was a member of Eastlake United Methodist Church and First Broad Street United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Frances Fischer Howe; one daughter, Ginger Howe, Mascot, Tenn.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Kitty Howe and Danny and Debbie Howe, all of Kingsport, Tenn., and Harry and Denise Howe, Marion; four grandchildren, Will, Amanda, Virginia and Matthew Howe; two sisters, Salena Jones, Gadsden, Ala., and Mrs. Ralph (Claire) Myrick, Summerdale, Ala.; several nephews and grand nieces; best friend and fishing buddy, Charles Stringer. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in First Broad Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Lippse and Dr. William Randal Frye officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, Music Department or Carpenters Helpers, 100 East Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662, or to Project Cross Roads, P.O. Box 945, Marion, VA 24354. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in Kingsport, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.
Parsons Glen Charles 10 May 1928 17 Mar 1997 Glen Charles Parsons, 68, of Chilhowie, formerly of Ashe county, N.C., died Monday, March 17, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Parsons was born in Ashe County, N.C., May 10, 1928 to Joseph and Sarah Leek Parsons. He is survived by four sisters, Barbara Childress of Jefferson, N.C., Marie Forrester of Lincolnton, N.C., Gladys Van Hoosier of Seven Mile Ford, and Faye Holcomb, Sparta, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel with interment in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson, N.C. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Ashelawn Memorial Chapel. Ashelawn Memorial Chapel, Jefferson, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
Moser Eliza Pickle   17 Mar 1997 Eliza Pickle Moser, 79, widow of Charles Baker Moser, died Monday, March 17, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mrs. Moser was a native of Smyth County having lived here most of her life. She worked at Harwood in Marion, Supreme Mills in Chilhowie and at the Bonham's Packing House for a number of years. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Moser McClure, Chilhowie; two sons, James E. Moser, DeBary, Fla., and Gene Moser, Taylors, S.C.; two sisters, Nannie Pickle, Chilhowie, and Linna Eller, Peach Bottom, Penn.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 20, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Otis Barker, the Rev. Avery Sheets and the Rev. Mike Haga officiating. Interment will follow in the Thomas Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, March 19, at the funeral home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Martin Joyce Davidson   18 Mar 1997 Joyce Davidson Martin, 52, of Tannersville, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997 in U.Va. Hospital in Charlottesville. Survivors include her husband, John E. Martin; one son, John E. Martin Jr., Tannersville; one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Lynn and Eugene Tuell, Saltville; her mother, Mary Davidson, Saltville; two brothers, Kenneth Davidson and Billy Davidson, both of Saltville; two sisters, Josie Pennington, Chilhowie, and Peggy Pack, Marion; five grandchildren: Amber and Braden Helton, Joey Tuell, John David Martin and Claudine Martin; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Benny Frye and the Rev. Jimmy Martin officiating. Burial was in the Martin family cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Neal Pauline H.   18 Mar 1997 Pauline H. Neal, 79, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997 in Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. Mrs. Neal was born in Washington County but lived a number of years in Norfolk. She had been living in Smyth County for the past 12 years. She was a member of the Falling Water Baptist Church in Marion and was an avid cook. Survivors include her husband, Edgar Neal, Marion; two daughters, Shirley Russell, Marion, and Joann Bishop, Norfolk; two grandchildren, Tad Russell and Todd Bishop, both of Norfolk; two great-grandchildren, Laura Bishop and Darrell Bishop, both of Norfolk; two sisters, Logine Johnson, Front Royal, and Laura Fisher, Fayetteville, N. C.; one brother, Richard Henderson, Deland, Fla. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 21, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tim Boyette and Pastor Troy Allen officiating. Burial followed in Zion Cemetery in Washington County. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Popperwill Barbara   18 Mar 1997 Barbara Salmons Popperwill, 39, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital, where she was formerly employed at Smyth County Community Hospital. She is survived by one daughter, Deborah F. Russell of Marion; her father, Eugene Salmons of Marion; her grandmother, Stella Mae Salmons of Marion; three sisters, Brenda Hutson and Louise Fedorchuk, both of Marion, and Patty Gainey of Hartsville, S.C.; one brother, Eugene Salmons Jr., Millers Creek, N.C.; three grandchildren, Brittiany Russell, Paige Russell and Jessica Russell. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with burial in Round Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight, Wednesday, March 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Sheets Willie Lee   18 Mar 1997 Willie Lee Thompson Sheets, 82, formerly of Abingdon and Chilhowie, widow of Carl Bernard Sheets, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997. She was a retired nurse from Smyth County Community Hospital and a member of Cool Spring Baptist Church in Mechanicsville. She is survived by one son, Carl (Butch) Sheets; two daughters, Myrna Seward and Barbara Marsland; one sister, Louise Lethcoe, Damascus; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at Bennett Funeral Home in Richmond. Graveside services were conducted Friday, March 21, at 11:30 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Chilhowie. Bennett Funeral Home in Richmond was in charge of arrangements.
Dembaugh Larry Edward   19 Mar 1997 Larry Edward Dembaugh, 34, of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, March 19, 1997 at the home of his mother in Chilhowie where he had lived for the past year. He was a native of London, England and had lived in the Bristol area for the past 17 years. He was a 1979 graduate of Stafford High School, Fredericksburg, and was a member of Hartwood Presbyterian Church, Hartwood. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Wendy and Bobby Billings, Chilhowie; one sister, Mrs. Perry (Lesley) Pruitt, Kingsport, Tenn.; one brother, Paul Dembaugh, Bristol; his maternal grandmother, Enid Lyford, London; one stepdaughter, Fallon Dembaugh; two nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Dunn officiating. Burial was private. Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of arrangements.
Moore Judy Elizabeth   19 Mar 1997 Judy Elizabeth Moore, 53, of Manassas, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997 at Hospice of Northern Virginia in Arlington. She was born in Southwest Virginia and had lived in Manassas since 1960. She was a member of Yorkshire Full Gospel Church in Manassas. Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Don R. Moore; four daughters: Darlene Rash and Donna C. Bell, both of Manassas; Debbie S. Vannoy, Manassas Park; and Denise M. Randall, King George; two sons, Craig Lee Moore, Kingsport, Tenn., and Thomas A. Salyers, Cumberland, Md.; three sisters, Joyce Pelczer and Phyllis Carson, both of Stafford, and Linda Nelson of Lost River, W.Va.; four brothers: Patrick Powers, Tannersville, Mike Powers, Harry "Buddy" Powers and Don Powers, all of Manassas; 14 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today, March 22, at 1 p.m. at Yorkshire Full Gospel Church in Manassas with Pastor Gertrude Muddiman officiating. Interment will follow in Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas. Price Funeral Home in Manassas is in charge of arrangements.
Tackett Rae E.   19 Mar 1997 Rae E. Tackett, 81, of Abingdon, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a native of Pocahontas, and was formerly of Powhatan where she worked as a dietitian with the Bon Aire Learning Center. She retired to Abingdon in 1980. She was the widow of Paul Tackett and was also preceded in death by a son, Paul Tackett. Survivors include one son, Jack Wilson, Bristol; three daughters, Mrs. William (Ellen) Garrett, Abingdon, Mrs. Jim (Barbara) Bishop, Damascus, and Mrs. Stanley (Janet) Barr, Chilhowie; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, March 22, in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chilhowie with the Rev. R. J. Cullop officiating. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of the arrangements.
Blackburn Wade Herbert 2 Feb 1912 20 Mar 1997 Wade Herbert Blackburn, 85, died Thursday, March 20, 1997 in Newton, N.C., following a long illness. He was born Feb. 2, 1912 the son of the late David Walter and Eloise Blackburn of Newton, N.C. He lived in Smyth County for a number of years where he worked as a house painter. He is survived by his wife, Ardeen Teaters Blackburn, Newton, N.C.; four sons: Carmie Eugene Blackburn, Rural Retreat; Claude David Blackburn, Chilhowie; Charles Thomas Blackburn, Newton, N.C.; and William Wade Blackburn, Taylorsville, N.C.; two sisters, Ruth Combs and Virginia Guthrie, both of Newton, N.C.; one brother, Joe Blackburn, Newton, N.C.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, March 22, at 2 p.m. in Drum Funeral Home in Newton, N.C. Drum Funeral Home in Newton, N.C., is in charge of the arrangements.
Boone Effie Hamm   20 Mar 1997 Effie Hamm Boone, 86, of Lenoir, N.C., died Thursday, March 20, 1997 in Gateway Nursing Home, Lenoir. She was a native of Ashe County, N.C., and had lived in Smyth County for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Sarah Calhoun Hamm. She was a housewife and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Roop, Chilhowie, and Jean Pennington, Lenoir, N.C.; two sisters, Pauline Greer, Troutdale, and Dellarae Lewis, Whitetop; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two greatgreat- grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, in the Azen Cemetery in Konnarock with the Rev. Jody Blevins officiating. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Brooks John Junior "Jack"   20 Mar 1997 John Junior "Jack" Brooks, 69, died Thursday, March 20, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a retired construction worker and owner and operator of his own truck. He also operated a service station for several years. He was of the Baptist faith and served in the United States Army. Survivors include one sister, Violet B. Hamm, Marion; two brothers, Paul Brooks, Sugar Grove, and Dean Brooks, Marion; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, March 22, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Price officiating. Burial will follow in Slemp Cemetery in Sugar Grove. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Compton Paul Lee   20 Mar 1997 Paul Lee Compton, 72, died Thursday, March 20, 1997 at his home in Abingdon. He was a native of Buchanan County and had lived in Washington County since 1970. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Wanda J. Compton; five sons: Roy Wayne Compton and Paul W. Compton, both of Johnson City, Tenn., Gary Edward Compton, Marion, Aaron Dean Compton, Fort Carson, Colo., and Jason Anthony Compton, of the home; six daughters: Virginia Lee Burke and Rose Marie Price, both of Abingdon, Genita Irene Brown, Richlands, Betty Earline Compton, Glade Spring, Teresa Virginia Compton of the home, and Nora Mae Shortridge, Richmond; three brothers, Walter Jackson Compton, Lisbon, Md., Conley Baer Compton, Mount Airy, N.C., and Joseph Paris Compton, Wytheville; seven sisters, Lillie Margaret Asher and Lorraine Riley, both of Glade Spring, Katie Lerendu, Chilhowie, Virginia Warfield, Gaithersburg, Md., Shirley Pauley, Charles Town, W.Va., Tilda Jean Collins, Inwood, W.Va., and Mary Greene, Iowa; 21 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today, March 22, in Rush Creek Cemetery in Widener's Valley. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.
Helton Faye   20 Mar 1997 Faye Helton, age 63, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Friday, March 20, 1997 in a Cleveland hospital. Mrs. Helton was the daughter of the late Georgie Creggar Cullip and William Cullip. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William O. "Bill" Helton Sr., and was a member of the First Christian Church in Cleveland, Tenn. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Harris and husband Wayne of Cleveland, Tenn., and Robin Weaver and husband James of Charleston; three sons, Bill Helton Jr. and wife Kim of Greenbrier, Tenn., Nathan Craig Helton and Larry "Ace" Helton, both of Cleveland, Tenn.; eight grandchildren: Shane Harris, Jessica Helton, Leslie Harris and Amber Helton, all of Cleveland, Tenn., Barry Weaver and Ross Weaver of Charleston, and Murray Hipp and Donny Hipp, both of Manning, S.C.; one great-grandchild, Alyssa McCarter of Cleveland, Tenn.; three sistes, Evelyn Counts of Glade Spring, Mildred Lee of Saltville, and LaVerne "Susie" Dye of Maryville, Ohio; two brothers, Bill Cullip of Joppa, Md., and Duane Cullip of Glade Spring; special friends, Karole Elrod, Charles Elrod and Melissa Elrod; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services and burial were held in Cleveland, Tenn. This is a courtesy announcement by Barnett's Funeral Home.
Anderson Mabel Virginia Williams   21 Mar 1997 Mabel Virginia Williams Anderson, age 69, died Friday, March 21, 1997 in the Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home. She was a native of Smyth County having lived most of her life here. She was a member of The House of Prayer in Mitchell Valley and worked at Harwood for several years. Survivors include two stepsons, Vernon Anderson, Detroit, Mich., and Ulyss Anderson, Johnson City, Tenn.; two sisters, Neva Thompson, Marion, and Mildred Dalton, Mt. Pleasant, N.C.; four brothers, Billy S. Williams, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., George Williams, Piney Flats, Tenn., David Williams, Chilhowie, and Arville Williams, Marion; several step- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews, and one greatgreatniece. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Perry Hall officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Marshall April Pruitt   21 Mar 1997 April Pruitt Marshall, age 32, died Friday, March 21, 1997 from injuries received in an automobile accident in Newton, N.C. She is survived by two daughters, Brittney Faith Marshall and Bethany Fawn Marshall, both of Newton, N.C.; her father and mother, Larry and Mary Pruitt Jr., Groseclose; one brother, Larry Pruitt Jr., Newton, N.C.; her grandfather, Gothard Teaster of Statesville, N.C.; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held Monday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial followed in Wassum Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Blackwell David Milton "Slick"   22 Mar 1997 David Milton "Slick" Blackwell, age 54, died Saturday, March 22, 1997 at his home in Hayter's Gap Community. He was employed at Marion Mold and Tool Company and was responsible for the opening of the Glade Machine Shop, Glade Spring. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Sabrina Blackwell; one son, Billy Blackwell, Emory; two daughters, Tracy Frye, Glade Spring, and Chelsea Blackwell, of the home; two stepdaughters, Allison Osborne and Alana Osborne, both of the home; his mother, Margaret Bordwine, Glade Spring; one brother, Sammy Blackwell, Glade Spring; three sisters, Peggy McThenia, Glade Spring, Patsy Johnson, Meadowview, and Debbie Heffinger, Abingdon; two grandchildren, Ashlyn Frye and Chantel Widner; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 5 p.m. Monday, March 24, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dannie Blazier officiating. Burial was in the Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be performed by the Honor Guard of PattonCrosswhite VFW Post No. 6975, Bristol, Tenn. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon handled arrangements.
Jones Joseph E. "Gene"   22 Mar 1997 Joseph E. "Gene" Jones, age 80, died Saturday, March 22, 1997 at his home in Marion. Mr. Jones was the owner of the J. E. Jones Trucking Company. He is survived by his wife, Beulah Weaver Jones of Marion; one daughter, Phyllis York of Swampscott, Mass.; one son, Alvin Jones of Marion; one sister, Flossie Anderson of Marion; one brother, Willis Jones of Marion; three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25, at 2 p.m. in Seaver-Brown Chapel with Minister Troy Allen officiating. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Sheffield Walter Frank   22 Mar 1997 Walter Frank Sheffield Sr., age 72, died Saturday, March 22, 1997 in the Smyth County Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Surber Sheffield. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Don Musser of Marion; two sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Joyce Sheffield of Marion, and Frank and Karen Sheffield of Herndon; three grandchildren, Sara Lyn Musser of Marion, Dwayne Sheffield of Chilhowie, Dana Hounshell and husband Mike of Rich Valley; two great-grandchildren, Eric and Justin Sheffield; three brothers, Bill Sheffield of Dresden, Tenn., Carl Sheffield of Bristol, and Jimmy Lee Sheffield of Rileyville; five sisters: Ann Henderson, Damascus; Betty Cox, Columbus, Ohio; Georgia Kaser, Gahanna, Ohio; Mary Gray Davenport, Carolina Beach, N.C.; and Helen Jo Sexton, Stonesville, N.C. Funeral services were held Monday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at the Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church in Atkins with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial followed in Mount Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring, where full military rites were conducted by Marion VFW Post #4667.
Bell Ola M.   23 Mar 1997 Ola M. Bell, age 81, died Sunday, March 23, 1997 at her home in Sugar Grove. She is survived by seven nephews: Mike Wood of Kingsport, Tenn., David Wood of Baltimore, Md., James Wood of Sterling, Don Wood of Abingdon, Pete Wood of Marion, Jack Wood of Sugar Grove, and Ricky Wood of Richlands; three nieces, Patty Pless, Virginia Beach, Dollie Jean Hutchinson, Severn, Md., and Dee Anna Hess, North Carolina. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenny Price officiating. Burial followed in the Cress Family Cemetery in Sugar Grove. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Sugar Grove Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 527, Sugar Grove, VA 24375, or to the Sugar Grove Baptist Church, c/o Rev. Kenny Price, P.O. Box 168, Sugar Grove, VA 24375. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Hayden William E. "Bill"   23 Mar 1997 William E. "Bill" Hayden, age 58, of Saltville, died Sunday, March 23, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a member of the Light House Baptist Church, Saltville. Survivors include his wife, Frances Hayden; one daughter, Barbara Wassum, Saltville; one stepdaughter, Kim Surber, Saltville; one brother, James Hayden, Saltville; four sisters, Mary E. Mabe, Plum Branch, S.C., Darlene Fowler, Halifax, N.C., Betty S. Dillow and Alice Ratcliffe, both of Saltville; one grandson, Charlie Wassum; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, March 26, at 11 a.m. in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Benny Frye and the Rev. Danny Frye officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Ihrig Irvin Harold   23 Mar 1997 Irvin Harold Ihrig, age 92, died Sunday, March 23, 1997 in the Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Ihrig was a native of Kentucky. He was a minister administrator in the Seventh Day Adventist Church from which he retired in 1970 to Florida. After retirement, he remained active in the church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served aboard the USS Tennessee. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Brown Ihrig, Appomattox; two sons, Harold I. Ihrig, Lebanon, Tenn., and Pastor Ronald E. Ihrig, Marion; one brother, Edwin M. Ihrig, Roanoke; one sister, Doris Iviatte, Washugal, Wash.; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildrenen, three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Sunday, March 30, at 2 p.m. in the Appomattox Seventh Day Adventist Church with Derek Mustow, Herbert Broeckle and Orville Driscall officiating. Interment will be held later in Melbourne, Fla. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robinson James Walter   24 Mar 1997 James Walter Robinson, 92, died Monday, March 24, 1997 in the Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a retired farmer and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church. Survivors include one sister, Gladys R. Frye, Glade Spring; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Glade Spring, with the Rev. Paul Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Routh Robert "Bob" 29 Jan 1934 26 Mar 1997 Robert "Bob" Routh, 63, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Born Jan 29, 1934 in Saltville, he was a graduate of Marion Senior High School and served in the United States Navy. He was employed at Brunswick Corporation for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Routh and his wife, Betty Testerman Routh. He is survived by three brothers, William Routh and James Routh, both of Marion, and Dewey Routh of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Marie Crispin of Atlanta, Ga., Eleanor Thomas of Marion, and Linda Finley of Orange Park, Fla.; several nieces and nephews including a very special nephew, Kevin Routh. Funeral services will be held today, March 29, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Doug Duncan, Bill Testerman, Doug Testerman, Bob Harris, James Testerman, and Earl Thomas. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Emmons Jane P.   26 Mar 1997 Jane P. Emmons, 69, widow of John F. Emmons, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997 in Greenville, Ohio. She was born in Smyth County to the late Reese and Mattie Goodman Coley. She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. She worked for many years as a waitress and was later the co-owner and operator of Brock's Restaurant in Greenville. She was a member of the Trinity Weslyn Church. Survivors include one stepson, Hollis Davis, Crossville, Tenn.; one step-grandchild, and one step-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews including Virginia Owens of Groseclose. Graveside services will be held today, March 29, at 2 p.m. at the Round Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Edward Schaack officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at Barnett's Funeral Chapel. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hockett Joseph   26 Mar 1997 Joseph Hockett, 62, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997 at his home in Marion. He spent most of his life working in construction having worked for the Adams Construction Company for 18 years. Survivors include one daughter, Bobbie Jeffreys, South Hill; one son, Joey Hockett, Damascus; two granddaughters, Amy Jeffreys and Nicki Hockett; three nieces, two nephews, many dear friends and neighbors. Graveside services will be held today, March 29, at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus with the Rev. Benny Hugeley officiating. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
McAllister Bessie Mae Haynes   26 Mar 1997 Bessie Mae Haynes McAllister, 66, of Saltville, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was retired from the Southwestern State Hospital. Survivors include four daughters, Katherine Williams, Bloomfield Hill, Mich., Sandra Hart, Hampton, Holly Price, Saltville, and Robin Hale, Chilhowie; two brothers, Jack Haynes and Tom Haynes, both of Saltville; two sisters, Martha Shortt and Nancy Call, both of Saltville; six grandchildren: Jordan Hale, Tracy Frink, Janice Frink, Michael Williams, Christopher Williams and Joshua Presley; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, March 29, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Garland officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Saltville Rescue Squad. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Selvage Ella Davis 14 Sep 1902 27 Mar 1997 Ella Davis Selvage, age 94, died Thursday, March 27, 1997 at her home in Amherst. She was the wife of the late Donald Hollis Selvage Sr. Born Sept 14, 1902 in Smyth County, she was the daughter of the late George Sprinkle and Grace Repass Davis. She is survived by one son, Donald Hollis Selvage Jr. and wife, Betsy, of Amherst; one daughter, Marjorie S. Stone, Athens, Ohio; one sister, Kathleen Davis of Atkins; one sister-in-law, Hildred Davis of Atkins; three grandsons, Rick A. Stone, Los Angeles, Calif., Edward S. Stone, Roanoke, and Glenn D. Stone and wife Priscilla of St. Louis, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Abby and Jordan Stone. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 29, at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany with the Rev. Scott McCleary officiating. Burial was in Amherst Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Epiphany or a charity of your choice. Driskill Funeral Chapel of Amherst was in charge of arrangements.
Greer Bryant Lee   27 Mar 1997 Bryant Lee Greer, infant son of Christopher Dwayne Greer and Kimberly Hope Davidson, died Thursday, March 27, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Other survivors include one sister, Kaylee Brooke Greer of the home; one brother, Zackory Dwayne Greer of the home; his grandparents, Roger and Shelby Davidson, Saltville, and Bill and Janet Greer, Marion; his great-grandmothers, Pauline Greer and Alice Powell, both of Marion. Graveside services were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in Mount Pleasant Cemetery with the Rev. David Neitch officiating. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Jarvis Edna Crigger   27 Mar 1997 Edna Crigger Jarvis, 69, died Thursday, March 27, 1997 at her home in Rural Retreat. She was born in Sugar Grove, the daughter of the late Edward Crigger and Lillie Bonham Crigger Fulton. Mrs. Jarvis was a member of the Sharon Baptist Church in Rural Retreat where she served as a Sunday School teacher for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel Bealie (C. B.) Jarvis Jr., one brother, Otis Crigger, and one daughter-in-law, Shirley Jarvis. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Bob Kell, and Pam and Henry Corvin, all of Rural Retreat; three sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Jarvis, Larry and Debbie Jarvis, and Doug and Judy Jarvis, all of Rural retreat; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Luticia and Millard Strunk of Harvard, Idaho, and Winnie and Howard Keyes of Penns Grove, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, March 29, at the Sharon Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Hoyle and the Rev. Fred Jennings officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before service time. The family requests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Wythe County Chapter, Hospice of America. Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat is in charge of arrangements.
Fletcher Helen White   28 Mar 1997 Helen White Fletcher died Friday, March 28, 1997 at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo, Fla. She was the daughter of Fayette M. White and Jacka Snider White of Marion. A graduate of Marion High School and Marion College, her first adult employment was as a teacher at Lindamood School. Surviving are her husband, Arthur E. Fletcher, Largo, Fla.; two sisters, Eleanor Tilley, Richmond, and Dr. Carolyn Rogers, Marion. Graveside services and interment were held at Arlington National Cemetery. Moss Feaster Funeral Home in Clearwater, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
Ludowici Lois J. Puckett   28 Mar 1997 Lois J. Puckett Ludowici, age 53, died Friday, March 28, 1997 in Chilhowie. She was a native of Clinchco, a graduate of Haysi High School and received a B.A. degree from Clinch Valley College, Wise. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Bertha Puckett; one brother, W. G. Puckett; one sister, Glenda Gaby. She was a U.S. Marine veteran for 23 years retiring as Master Sergeant. She was a member of the Middle Branch Freewill Baptist Church in Nora. Survivors include three brothers, Roger Puckett, Chilhowie, Freddy Puckett, Honaker, and Joseph Puckett, Clintwood; eight sisters, Sally Stanley, Clintwood, Peggy Brooks, Chilhowie, Gay Moats, Clinton, Md., Arlene Thompson, Sparta, N.C., Bonnie Runions, Hohenwald, Tenn., Rebecca Woods, Haysi, Pamela Puckett, Marion, and Johnnie Thompson, Rosedale; eight nieces; 10 nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in the Middle Branch Freewill Baptist Church in Nora with the Rev. Clyde Lambert and Pastor Floyd Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Lambert Family Cemetery, Middle Branch, Nora. Military graveside services were conducted by members of Marine Corps Reserves, Company L, Johnson City, Tenn., and VFW Post No. 8979, Clintwood. Clintwood Funeral Home in Clintwood was in charge of arrangements.
Davidson Bessie Haprer   29 Mar 1997 Bessie Harper Davidson, age 92, widow of Henry Davidson, died Saturday, March 29, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was also preceded in death by her son, Thomas Davidson; her brothers, Arch Harper and Frank Harper; and a sister, Beulah Gilbert. She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Helton of Marion; one son, Douglas Eugene Davidson of Wytheville; three sisters, Lizzie Smith of Marion, Claire Jennings of Roanoke, and Blanche Maiden of Bristol; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Sunday, March 30, at 4 p.m. at Wassum Cemetery in Atkins with Dr. J. N. Howard officiating. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Roberts Lillian   29 Mar 1997 Lillian Rhea Roberts, age 71, died Saturday, March 29, 1997 at her home in Saltville. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Garnet S. Rhea. She was of the Holiness faith Survivors include her husband, George E. Roberts; one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald D. and Phyllis Rhea, Saltville; three daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Wilma) Hunt, Mrs. Dempsey (Janet) Roark, and Mrs. Kirby (Donna) Nunley, all of Saltville; three brothers, Irby Hayden and Kelly Hayden, both of Marion, and Luther Hayden, Chilhowie; four sisters, Betty Keen and Shirley Hall, both of Marion, Nancy Hayden, Rural Retreat and Judy Stamper, Lenoir, N.C.; one special aunt, Mrs. Raymond Olinger; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 31, in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wade Kestner and the Rev. Vernon Olinger officiating. Burial was in the Elizabeth Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Campbell John Buchanan   30 Mar 1997 John Buchanan Campbell Sr., age 78, died Sunday, March 30, 1997 in Vencor Hospital, Greensboro, N.C. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Royal Oak Presbyterian Church and a former member and elder of the Rich Valley Presbyterian Church. He was a prominent Rich Valley farmer. He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Campbell of Marion; two daughters, Peggy Emery of San Antonio, Texas and Lynn Robinson of Rural Retreat; three sons, John B. Campbell Jr. of Roanoke, David P. Campbell of Richmond, and Hal Campbell of Rich Valley; one sister, Kathryn Munroe of Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, Harold Campbell of Marion, and Charles Campbell of Rich Valley; 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 1, at 2 p.m. at Rich Valley Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rich Cardot and Dr. Sheldon Sorge officiating. Burial followed in Rich Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rich Valley Presbyterian Church Renovations Fund, c/o R. M. Buchanan Jr., Rt. 3, Saltville, VA 24370. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Martin Kermit D.   30 Mar 1997 Kermit D. Martin (Smoky and Frog), age 86, died Sunday , March 30, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Martin was a native of Washington County. He worked at the Piggly Wiggly and Marion Wholesale Company for more than 30 years. He also worked at Barnett's Funeral Home and Simpsons Trucking Company, part time. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle McGlocklin Martin. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy M. Lowe, Marion; one granddaughter, Lucinda (Cindy) Dale Vannoy, Marion; three sisters, Elsie M. Anderson, Altona, Ill., Fern Haga, Galva, Ill., and Aileen Russell, Marion; one brother, Warren H. Martin, Chilhowie; one stepsister, Mabel B. Martin, Chilhowie; two stepbrothers, Eugene Blevins, Glade Spring, and Kenneth Blevins, Chilhowie; a special friend, Nelia Yontz of Saltville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, April 2, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Rowland officiating. Interment followed in the Martin Family Cemetery. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Martin Family Cemetery Fund, c/o Grace Martin, 3800 Loves Mill Road, Chilhowie, VA 24319. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rummell Doris   30 Mar 1997 Doris Griffitts Rummell, age 61, beloved wife of 39 years of Melvin V. "Chick" Rummell, died Sunday, March 30, 1997 in Plymouth Meeting, Penn. She was born in Marion and had attended the Marion College and Roanoke College. She was employed by the Towers-Tarrin Reinsurance Company of Philadelphia, Penn., as File Department Supervisor for 39 years. Mrs. Rummell was an active member of the Falls Presbyterian Church where she served as Elder, Deacon, and Choir Member. She was preceded in death by her parents, Basil H. and Ruth Caudill Griffitts, and one brother, Robert L. Griffitts. She is survived by her husband, Melvin V. "Chick" Rummell of Roxborough, Penn.; one brother, Rev. Joseph P. Griffitts of Lakeland, Fla.; six nieces and nephews: Robert L. Griffitts III and Barbara Mason, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Elizabeth A. Lyon of Lake Worth, Fla., Ann Fulcher of Richmond, William Griffitts of Damascus, Md., and Brenda Mascieri of Erial, N.J. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 3, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Steve Cathcart officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carl Caudill Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Betty Knox, 115 Rysley Dr., Greenville, N.C. 27834. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Taylor Lydia Lou 11 Apr 1916 31 Mar 1997 Lydia Lou Taylor, age 80, died Monday, March 31, 1997 at her home in Marion. She was born April 11, 1916 in Smyth County, the daughter of Andrew Caswell Taylor and Mary Catherine Norman Taylor. She was a member of the Furnace Hill Lutheran Church and was retired from the Harwood Manufacturing Company. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Hugh Mauney, Marion; one brother, Mack Taylor and wife Sadie, Lancaster, Ohio; three grandchildren, Linda (White) Burchette and husband Steve, Jefferson, N.C., Michael White, Hickory, N.C., and Greg White and wife Stephanie, Hillsville; two great-grandchildren, Cassie and Christian White, Hillsville; one step-great-grandchild, Stephen Burchette, Jefferson, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Mabel Taylor, Waynesville, Mo.; several very special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 3, at 11 a.m. in the Furnace Hill Lutheran Church with the Rev. Edward Schaack and Vicar C. C. Haxton officiating. Burial will follow in Attoway Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the Funeral Home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Boardwine George   31 Mar 1997 George Boardwine, age 72, died Monday, March 31, 1997 in Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport. He was a member of the Little Flock Holiness Church. Survivors include his wife, Geneva N. Boardwine; four sons, George Eugene Boardwine, James Franklin Boardwine, Billy Joe Boardwine and Cleatus Dwayne Boardwine, all of Saltville; four daughters, Georgia Kennedy, Caroline Neal, Shirley DeBord, and Barbara Griffey, all of Saltville; five brothers, John Boardwine, Jim Boardwine, Paul Boardwine and Walter Boardwine, all of Elk Garden, and Anthony Boardwine, Belfast; one sister, Delaphine Colley, Saltville; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Stanley and the Rev. Wade Kestner officiating. Burial followed in the Glade Spring Baptist Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Pennington Joanne   31 Mar 1997 Joanne Hutton Pennington, age 48, of Chester, died Monday, March 31, 1997 in Chippenham Hospital, Richmond. She was the daughter of William Otis and the late Carrie Johnson Hutton. Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Johnny E. Pennington; one son, Johnny Curtis Pennington, both of Chester; two grandchildren, Justin and Gregory Pennington; one brother and sister-in-law, William Otis Jr. and Nancy Hutton of Seven Mile Ford; her mother-in-law, Stella M. Pennington, Saltville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Hopewell Chapel of J. T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Cromer, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 3, at 11 a.m. in Middle Fork Cemetery in Chilhowie. There will be a visitation tonight, April 2, at Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 401 North Second Ave., Hopewell, VA 23860. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie is handling arrangements.
Tielman Hendrik H.   31 Mar 1997 Hendrik H. Tielman, age 72, died Monday, March 31, 1997 in the Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a Dutch citizen, born and raised in The Netherlands East Indies, now Indonesia. He survived the Japanese occupation during World War II lived in Holland after the war and immigrated to the United States in 1960. He retired from Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Md., as a respiratory therapist and moved to Marion. Survivors include his wife, Dora E. Tielman, Takoma Park, Md.; one son, John A. Tielman, Severn, Md.; one daughter, Anna Maria Tielman, Takoma Park, Md.; one brother, Frederik J. Tielman, Groesbeek, Brabant, The Netherlands; one sister, Anna C. Devlin, Rich Valley; one grandson, Emil T. Tielman; one brother-in-law, Robert Devlin, Rich Valley. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the Knollkreg Mausoleum, Abingdon, with the Rev. Robert Parrish officiating. Entombment followed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Parkinson Disease Association, Suite 4B, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, N.Y. 10305. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Coe Annie Lucille   1 Apr 1997 Annie Lucille Coe, age 87, of Meadowview, died Tuesday, April 1, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a member of the Seven Springs Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of Samuel L. Coe. She was also preceded in death by three children. Survivors include five sons: William L. Coe, Chilhowie, Robert L. Coe, Monterey, Tenn., Charlie Coe, Glade Spring, Randall G. Coe, Dover, Del., and Kyle D. Coe, Abingdon; three daughters, Ellen K. Thomas and Mary M. Blackwell, both of Meadowview, and Margaret A. Blevins, Chilhowie; one brother, Graham Thomas, Meadowview; two sisters, Bradley "Bea" Thomas, Meadowview, and Lorene Minton, Glade Spring; 24 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tom Sullivan and the Rev. George Thomas Sr. officiating. Burial was in Baptist Cemetery. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Sage Weaver Edward 17 Feb 1927 2 Apr 1997 Weaver Edward Sage, age 70, of Darlington, Md., formerly of Rugby, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997 in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Perry Point, Md. He was born Feb 17, 1927 in Marion, the son of Joshua and Sara Ann Pierce Sage. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jesse Sage. Survivors include three sisters and brothers-in-law, Annie Duvall, Darlington, Md., Hazel and Dale Perry, Bel Air, Md., and Virginia and Jesse Dolinger, Rugby; one brother, Frank Sage, Darlington, Md.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 7, at 11 a.m. in the Volney Baptist Church with the Rev. Rex Hall and the Rev. Doug Halsey officiating. Interment was in Corinth Cemetery. Military rites were conducted at the graveside by Grayson County VFW Post 7726. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence was in charge of arrangements.
Corvin Lonnie P.   4 Apr 1997 Lonnie P. Corvin, age 93, of Wytheville, died Friday, April 4, 1997 in Evansham Manor. He was the son of the late Posey and Ida Eversole Corvin. He was a member of the Galilee Christian Church and was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for 65 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife in 1937; two daughters in 1985 and 1986; three brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Ella Spraker Corvin of Wytheville; one daughter, Doris Prizznick of Bakersfield, Calif.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Preston and Nancy Corvin of Marion, Cecil and Becky Corvin of Ellabell, Ga., and Eddie and Lynne Corvin of Missouri City, Texas; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Robert Peterson with interment in the Galilee Christian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wythe County Rescue Squad. Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of arrangements.
Johnson James Norman   4 Apr 1997 James Norman Johnson, age 58, formerly of Seven Mile Ford, died Friday, April 4, 1997 in Crozet. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lora and Britton Johnson of Seven Mile Ford; one brother, Edward Johnson; and a half brother, Jack Osborne. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Hester Johnson of Crozet; one daughter, Patricia Stewart of Crozet; one son, James Johnson of Carrollton, Texas; three sisters, Ellen Greenwood of Marion, Jane Ross of Sugar Grove, and Brenda Blevins of Chilhowie; two brothers, Charles Johnson of Atkins, and L. B. Johnson of Marion; one son-in-law, Scott Stewart of Crozet; a host of special sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 8, at 2 p.m. in Anderson Funeral Home Chapel in Crozet with burial in Rocky Gates Cemetery, Crozet. Anderson Funeral Home in Crozet was in charge of arrangements.
Morgan William A. "Bill"   4 Apr 1997 William A. "Bill" Morgan, age 80, died Friday, April 4, 1997 at his home in Marion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Creasey Morgan; three sisters and one brother. Mr. Morgan was owner and operator of the Summit DriveIn Theater in Glade Spring for 35 years and also operated the Summit Auto Auction. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Jean Morgan of Marion; one grandson, Alan Morgan and wife, Tracy of Marion; two great-grandchildren, Corey and Courtney Morgan; a very special friend, Emma Jo Terry of Chilhowie. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 6, at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Steve Aker officiating. Graveside services were held Monday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at the Laurel Spring Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Pruitt Enice Dolinger   4 Apr 1997 Enice Dolinger Pruitt, age 85, died Friday, April 4, 1997 in South Carolina. Mrs. Pruitt was born in Grayson County to John Andrew and Laura Davis Dolinger. She was a member of the Falling Water Baptist church and the widow of Edward Martin Pruitt. She is survived by two sons, Hubert Ray Pruitt, Angleton, Texas, and Jerry C. Pruitt of Chesterfield, S.C.; two daughters, Carol P. Adams, Chesterfield, S.C., and Peggy L. Peak, Marion; six brothers: Jessie Dolinger, Garnie Dolinger, Alfred Dolinger, Jack Dolinger, all of Mouth of Wilson, Bradley Dolinger, Salisbury, Md., and Roosevelt Dolinger, Rugby; three sisters, Callie Robertson, Hortense, Ga., Emaline McGuire, Alexandria, and Emegene Wyatt, Chilhowie; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 8, at 2 p.m. in Falling Water Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Boyette and Dr. Gary Ledbetter officiating. Interment followed in the Haw Orchard Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Rachel   4 Apr 1997 Rachel Church Thomas, age 65, of Zapata, Texas, formerly of East Moline, Ill., died Friday, April 4, 1997 in St. Luke's Baptist Hospital, San Antonio, Texas. She was a native of Chilhowie and had lived in Texas since 1983. She was of the Protestant faith and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James E. Church and her second husband, Edward E. "Bud" Thomas. Survivors include one son, Thomas Church, Jensen Beach, Fla.; one stepson, Terry Thomas, East Moline, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Sally Chapman, Walcott, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Herman (Madeline) Keith and Virginia Williams, both of Chilhowie; one brother, Charles Harris, Hillsborough, N.C.; three grandchildren; eight step- grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today, April 9, at 11 a.m. in Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary, East Moline, Ill. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice. Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary, East Moline, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Holmes William Richard "Bud"   5 Apr 1997 William Richard "Bud" and "Scrap Iron" Holmes, age 52, died Saturday, April 5, 1997 in Heritage Hospital, Taylor, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Beulah. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Pitt; three sons, Richard, Donald and David; four sisters, Louise, Rita, Cathy and Linda; four brothers, Bob, Jerry, Jim and Jeff; two grandchildren, Shane and Amber; one daughter-in-law, Lisa; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, April 9, in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Benny Frye and the Rev. R. L. "Popeye" Frye officiating. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Peake Thelma Irene   5 Apr 1997 Thelma Irene Peake, age 69, died Saturday, April 5, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She attended the Chilhowie Church of God and was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Peake. She is survived by three sisters, Hazel Lyles and Ruth Osborne Dean, both of Marion, and Gladys Hanks of Galax; five brothers, Elmer Peake, Earl Peake, and Jim Peake, all of Marion, John Peake of Baltimore, Md., and Mack Peake of Piqua, Ohio; his stepmother, Edna Peake, Sparta, N.C.; one half sister, Diane Haga, Saltville; three stepsisters, Inez Worrell and Barbara Sturgill, both of Sparta, N.C., and Linda Guy, Chilhowie. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jonathan King and the Rev. Wayne Powell officiating. Burial followed in the Cleghorn Valley Cemetery. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Blankenship Ralph E.   6 Apr 1997 Ralph E. Blankenship, age 74, of Clinchburg, died Sunday, April 6, 1997 in Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn. He was preceded in death by one sister, Beulah B. Stephenson. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines and was a member of the Mahanaim United Methodist Church. He was a retired postmaster and a retired employee of the U.S. Gypsum Company. Survivors include his wife, Regina Grady Blankenship; three daughters, Mrs. Gale (Kay) Maiden, Mrs. Mike (Sheila) Heldreth and Karen Blankenship, all of Clinchburg; two brothers, Paul V. Blankenship, Bradenton, Fla., and Herbert W. Blankenship, Clinchburg; two granddaughters, Krista Maiden, Clinchburg, and Jill Howard, Nashville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, April 9, at 2 p.m. in the Mahanaim United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Mumpower, the Rev. Harry Tindell, Dr. Jack Garland and the Rev. Glenda Dennison officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by Saltville VFW Post 7328. Memorial contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620, or to the Saltville Rescue Squad. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Blevins Betty Charlotte   6 Apr 1997 Betty Charlotte Blevins, age 86, of Damascus, died Sunday, April 6, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a homemaker. She was the widow of Boyce O'Dell Blevins and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, Junior Hamilton Blevins, Bristol, and Bill D. Armstrong, Glade Spring; two sisters, Ann Wilson, Damascus, and Marie Potter, Boone, N.C.; two grandchildren, Charlotte Leah Blevins, Atlanta, Ga., and Eric Scott Blevins, Bristol; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, April 9, in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Boyer officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Damascus. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus is in charge of arrangements.
Johnson Viola Hall   6 Apr 1997 Viola Hall Johnson, age 78, of Sugar Grove, died Sunday, April 6, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Johnson; one daughter, Peggy Ann Johnson; her father and mother, John Wesley and Alice Parks Hall; two sisters, Okie Mae Keys and Lettie Hall Johnson Moser. She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Harvey Johnson, and James "Jim" and Gladys Atwell Johnson, all of Rural Retreat; three grandchildren, Teresa Graham of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Cindy Lane of Smyrna, Tenn., and Eric Johnson of Rural Retreat; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Rich of Sugar Grove and Ethel Richardson of Bowie, Md.; two brothers, John H. Hall of Sugar Grove, and Claude F. Hall of Saltville. Funeral services will be held today, April 9, at 11 a.m. at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles "Jody" Blevins and the Rev. Donald Medley officiating. Burial will follow in Slemp Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Seaver Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Witherington Vivian Ann   6 Apr 1997 Vivian Ann Richardson Witherington, age 42, of Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, April 6, 1997 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Washington County and had lived in Knoxville, Tenn., for eight years before moving to Bristol, Tenn., in 1993. She was a published author and was a member of the National Poets Society. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Witherington; two daughters, Misty Blalock, Knoxville, Tenn., and Tessa Barnette, Bristol, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Cari Witherington, Montgomery, Ala.; one stepson, Jeffery Witherington Jr., San Diego, Calif.; her parents, Ralph and LeRoy Gilland Richardson, Knoxville, Tenn.; her paternal grandmother, Maudie Ann Richardson, Abingdon; two sisters, Robin McMurray, Blountville, Tenn., and Heather Ravo, Knoxville, Tenn.; four brothers, Charles Butch Richardson and Thomas Richardson, both of Knoxville, Tenn., Junior Richardson, Roanoke, and Darrell Gilland, Greensboro, N.C.; one granddaughter, one aunt, two uncles, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Blevins officiating. The committal service and interment was private. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Halsey Camet H. 19 Sep 1934 7 Apr 1997 Rev. Camet H. Halsey, age 62, died Monday, April 7, 1997 at his home in Volney. He was born Sept. 19, 1934 in Volney, the son of Thomas C. and Nannie Suitt Halsey. He was a Baptist minister and a retired postmaster of Volney Post Office for several years and was a self-employed barber. Surviving are his wife, Carolene Osborne Halsey of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Jackie Phipps, Independence; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael David and Patty Halsey, Marion, James Edward and Sandy Halsey, Chilhowie; three grandchildren, Benjamin Bland Halsey, Marion, Dustin Wayne Phipps, Independence, and Emily Elizabeth Halsey, Chilhowie; two step-grandchildren, Whitney Marie Untiedt and Kristin Warren Untiedt, both of Marion; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Eva Campbell, Troutdale, and Louise and Dean Adams, Piney Creek, N.C.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Rex and Grace Halsey, Independence, Tommy and Hazel Halsey and the Rev. Doug and Jean Halsey, all of Volney. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 10, at 2 p.m. in Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Lambert and the Rev. Warner Eller officiating. Interment was in Hall Cemetery, Volney. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Joy Ranch, Tri-State Children's Home or to the Gideons. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Inc., Independence, was in charge of arrangements.
Krouse Ann Williams   7 Apr 1997 Ann Williams Krouse died Monday, April 7, 1997 at her home in Marion. She was a member and deaconess of the Rappahannock Christian Church in Dunnsville. She also taught Sunday School and was president of the C. W. F. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Betty McVicker of North Highlands, Calif.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Susan Williams, and Harry and Patsy Williams, all of Marion; one sister-in-law, Eunice Wells of Richmond; two grandchildren, Tom McVicker and Jennifer McVicker, both of North Highlands, Calif. Graveside services were held Thursday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery in Chilhowie with the Rev. J. N. Howard officiating. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the Rappahannock Christian Church, Dunnsville, VA 22454. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Lindsay Callie Shelton   7 Apr 1997 Callie Shelton Lindsey, age 74, died Monday, April 7, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest E. Lindsey. Mrs. Lindsey was a member of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church and was the operator of the Downtown Cafe for 13 years. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Joe Reeves of Marion; one son and daughter -in-law, Charles and Susan Lindsey of Marion; one sister, Texie Hughes of Marion; one brother, Manuel Shelton of Blountville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Ernie and Chris Lindsey, both of Marion; three step-grandchildren, Vickie Kirk, Lisa Snider, and Steve Reeves; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 10, at 11 a.m. at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church with Pastor James H. Bangle officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Smith Charles W.   7 Apr 1997 Charles W. Smith, age 79, of Saltville, died Monday, April 7, 1997 in Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. He was a retired employee of U.S. Gypsum Company and a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Kestner Smith. Survivors include one son, Charles W. Smith Jr., Saltville; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Elaine) Harris, Saltville, and Margaret Shupe, Abingdon; two brothers, Allen Smith, Glade Spring, and Richard Smith, Pulaski; one sister, Vandel Minton, Pulaski; five granddaughters; two great- grandchildren, Rebecca Ashleigh Henderson and David Logan Harris. Funeral services will be conducted today, April 9, at 3 p.m. in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Elizabeth Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Service in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Allen Charmie Hall 25 Feb 1908 8 Apr 1997 Charmie Hall Allen, age 89, a resident of Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home and formerly of Grant, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was born Feb. 25, 1908 at Rugby, the daughter of W. A. and Cornelia Dockery Reedy. Surviving are her husband, Earl Elbert Allen, Grover, N.C.; one daughter, Charlsie Brown, Grant; two granddaughters, Karyn Hall and Zereda Davis, both of Houston, Texas; one stepdaughter, Carlene Enfinger, Martinez, Ga.; two stepsons, Jamie Allen and Bill Allen, both of Grover, N.C.; several step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today, April 12, at 3 p.m. in Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel in Independence with the Rev. Rex Hall, the Rev. Dusty Reedy and the Rev. Ken Blevins officiating. Interment will be in Long's Branch Cemetery in Rugby. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence is in charge of arrangements.
Dawkins Martha Funk   8 Apr 1997 Martha Funk Dawkins, age 46, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Miss. She is survived by her husband, Roy A. Dawkins, Columbus, Miss.; one daughter, Marcy Brigman of Houston, Texas; her father and mother, Ernest C. and Frances C. Funk of Marion; four sisters, Elizabeth Richardson of Bluefield, W.Va., Margaret Brazee, Tampa, Fla., Patsy Huff of Bristol, Tenn., and Irene Grinstead, Marion; one brother, Charles Funk of Marion; one grandson, Matthew Brigman of Columbus, Miss.; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Friday, April 11, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Carol Ferguson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Joyce Blevins, P.O. Box 905, Marion, VA 24354. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Hamm Virginia Elizabeth Dowell   8 Apr 1997 Virginia Elizabeth Dowell Hamm, age 68, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997 at her home in Rural Hall, N.C. She was born in Smyth County, the daughter of the late Schooler and Pauline Carrico Dowell. She had been living in Rural Hall, N.C., for the past 32 years where she retired as plant supervisor from AMP Co., Inc. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, William Bane Hamm, Rural Hall, N.C.; one daughter, Charlotte Stafford, Clearwater, Fla.; one son, John L. Hamm, Merrimack, N.H.; two sisters, Linda Atwell and Carol Jones, both of Marion; one brother, Roger Dowell, Marion; two grandchildren, Lori Stafford, Clearwater, Fla., and Jeffery Hamm, Ashburn. Funeral services will be held today, April 12, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment will follow in the Wassum Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
King Janet J.   8 Apr 1997 Janet J. King, age 66, of Rural Retreat, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997 in the Wythe County Community Hospital. She was a graduate of Marion College and furthered her education in music at George Washington University at St. Louis, Mo. She taught music for many years and also played the pipe organ for her church for 20 years. She had been employed by the Governmental District Three in Wytheville for the past five years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Greek and Jettie Huddle King; one sister, Bonnie Fields; and two brothers, Arnold King and Ivan S. King. She is survived by one sister, Ruby K. Groseclose of Marion; one brother and three sisters-in- law, Everett C. and Nancy King, Martinsville, Etta Mae King, Burlington, N.C., and Nina King, Fort Worth, Texas; two nieces and husband, Kathy G. and Gerald E. Mabe, Wytheville, and Amy K. King, Raleigh, N.C.; two nephews, Larry King and Roger King, both of Burlington, N.C.; two great-nieces, one great-nephew, two great-great-nieces, many friends, students and neighbors. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at the Rural Retreat United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Countiss officiating. Interment followed in the Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat. The family requests that those who prefer, may make memorials to the Rural Retreat United Methodist Church (Epworth House Project), or to the Polio Society. Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat was in charge of arrangements.
Chapman Zenah Mae   9 Apr 1997 Zenah Mae Chapman, age 90, of Saltville, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Survivors include two sisters, Alice Allison, Saltville, and Lula Broady, North Carolina. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Taylor officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, April 12, in Mount Rose Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Church Edith Harris   10 Apr 1997 Edith Harris Church, age 77, died Thursday, April 10, 1997 at her home in Marion. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey W. Church. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dallas and Carolyn Church of Quinton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carole and Richard Henderson and Tina and Harry Goodman, all of Marion; one sister, Niza Null of Shelby, Ohio; seven grandchildren: Angela Church Edwards and husband Joe of Richmond; Tony Henderson of Christiansburg; Mike Henderson and wife Melissa, Jennifer Foglesong, and Brent Goodman, all of Marion; Sherri Henderson of Glade Spring; Russell Church and wife Lorrie of Alexandria; many beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Rev. Carol Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Hospice of America, 540 W. Main St., Wytheville, VA 24382. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Colston Robert Lee   10 Apr 1997 Robert Lee Colston, age 90, died Thursday, April 10, 1997 at his home in Saltville. He was a member and elder of Watson Gap Free Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Chapman Colston. Survivors include two sons, Samuel Colston and Jacky Colston, both of Saltville; three daughters, Mrs. James (Peggy) Keith, Mary Wyatt, and Mrs. Les (Betty) Royston, all of Saltville; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, April 12, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Frye officiating. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Hash Ida Stuart Phillips   12 Apr 1997 Ida Stuart Phillips Hash, age 95, died Saturday, April 12, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husbands and one son. She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker and a retired domestic worker. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Lester "Peat" and Helen Phillips of Merced, Calif.; Robert "Bill" and Louise Hash, and Jake Hash, all of Marion; and Jessie Lee Phillips of Rugby; three daughters and son- in-law, Ellen Tilson, Carol Gilley, Treva and William "Bill" Wood, all of Marion; one sister, Myrtle English of Ravenel, S.C.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, April 14, at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Rex Hall and the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at the Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Rugby. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Hagenbuch Ellen Estelle M.   13 Apr 1997 Ellen Estelle M. Hagenbuch, age 95, died Sunday, April 13, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mrs. Hagenbuch was a native of Ripley, W.Va., and had been living in Marion for more than 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Hagenbuch, and was employed with the C/O Railroad. Survivors include two nieces, Nancy Conner, Beckley, W.Va., and Betty Stenhouse, Atlanta, Ga.; six greatnieces and nephews. Entombment services were held Tuesday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at the Woodmere Cemetery Mausoleum in Huntington, W.Va. A memorial visitation will be held tonight, April 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Frazier Helen Weaver Rosen   14 Apr 1997 Helen Weaver Rosen Frazier, 95, died Monday, April 14, 1997 in the Valley Health Care Center. She was a native of Troutdale and a former resident of Marion. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marion and a member of the United Methodist Women and the D. A. R. Survivors include one son, Fred Rosen, Arroyo Grande, Calif.; one daughter, Miriam Korshak, Houston, Texas; one grandson, Tom Rosen, Woodbridge; one close cousin, Harry Pugh, Chilhowie. Graveside services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Troutdale Cemetery with the Rev. Jane Myrick and the Rev. Terry D. Goodman officiating. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Holley Vida Hicks   14 Apr 1997 Vida Hicks Holley, of Glade Spring, died Monday, April 14, 1997 in Francis Marion Manor. She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include three sons, Fred Hicks, Glade Spring, Perry Hicks, Bristol, and Ralph Hicks, Chilhowie; one sister, Mary Payne, Hampton, Tenn.; five grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Mount Rose Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Dunn officiating. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Osborne Kaye Farmer   14 Apr 1997 Kaye Farmer Osborne, age 58, died Monday, April 14, 1997 at her home in Damascus. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a lifelong member of the Christian Church where she served as pianist and organist. Survivors include her husband, George W. Osborne; one daughter, Lesa Di Pietro, Cortland, N.Y.; one son, Allen Osborne, Damascus; her mother and stepfather, Clara and Dean Clark, Bristol, Tenn.; one brother, Harley Farmer, Kingsport, Tenn.; four stepsisters, and four stepbrothers, all of the Washington D.C. area; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. tonight, April 16, in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jim Hutchinson, Minister Glenn Daughtery and Minister Lynn Schleicher officiating. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, in Sunset Memorial Park, Damascus. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Mount Rogers Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 47, Whitetop, VA 24292. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight prior to the service at the funeral home. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus is in charge of arrangements.
Roberts Molly Ruth   14 Apr 1997 Molly Ruth Roberts, age 72, died Monday, April 14, 1997 in Wythe County. Mrs. Roberts attended The Church of God of Prophecy in Sugar Grove. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan F. Roberts; two daughters, Anna Mae Layel and Barbara Briscoe; and two sons, Dennis James Roberts and Bobby L. Roberts. Survivors include three sons: Robert Ray Roberts, Marion, Daniel Lee Roberts and Jessie B. Roberts, both of Groseclose; four daughters: Martha F. Hayes, Sugar Grove, Norma Jean Sexton, Wytheville, Revonda F. Perkins and Brenda J. Roberts, both of Marion; two sisters, Moselle Christian, Princeton, W.Va., and Shirley Taylor, War, W.Va.; 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one greatgreat-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, April 16, at 2 p.m. in The Church of God of Prophecy in Sugar Grove with the Rev. Jerry Alley officiating. Interment will follow in Slemp Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Forte Americo N. "Rick"   15 Apr 1997 Americo (Rick) N. Forte, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Forte was a member of St. John's Evangelist Catholic Church in Marion. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He received a Bronze Star. He was a member of the American Legion and Francis Marion V. F. W. Post 4667. Survivors include one daughter, Lori Forte, Raleigh, N.C.; two brothers, Mike Forte, Ellsworth, Penn., and Tony Forte, Fair Oaks, Penn.; three sisters, Anne Sonnie, Conway, Penn., Julia Leslie, Marion, and Josephine Boka, Euclid, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Friday, April 18, in St. John's Evangelist Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Father Robert Krenik officiating. Interment followed in the Rose Lawn Cemetery with full military honors being rendered by the Francis Marion V. F. W. Post 4667. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Stamper Avery Dale "Popeye"   15 Apr 1997 Avery Dale "Popeye" Stamper, 47, of Wytheville, formerly of Chilhowie, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was the grandson of the late Harvey and Hattie Powers Stamper and Calvin and Maggie Pennington Campbell. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Elizabeth Sexton Stamper of Wytheville; his parents, James and Lucille Campbell Stamper, Chilhowie; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma and Ron Irwin, Jacksonville, Fla., Sadie and Brad Greer, and Ruby Powers, all of Chilhowie; two brothers and sister-in-law, Don Stamper, and Millard and Cherylee Stamper, all of Chilhowie; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral services were held Friday, April 18, at 2 p.m. in the Parkers Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with burial in the Macedonia Cemetery, Chilhowie. Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of arrangements. This is a courtesy announcement by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
Steele Wilburn Henry   15 Apr 1997 Wilburn Henry Steele, age 70, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was of the Baptist faith and was employed at Harwood Manufacturing Company for 45 years where he served as president of the Local Union. Survivors include two brothers, Charles B. Steele and Jessie D. Steele, both of Marion; two sisters, Violet Hopkins and Joyce Teaster, both of Marion; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Herman Cress officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Hayden Billie Rhea   16 Apr 1997 Billie Rhea Hayden, 63, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a member of the Buckeye Hollow Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include her husband, Harold Hayden, Saltville; three sons, Ronnie Hayden, Marion, Bobby Hayden, Glade Spring, and Jerry Hayden, of the home; five daughters, Sandy O'Quinn, Saltville, Carol Stevenson, Marion, Robin Blevins, Glade Spring, Tina Kegley, Atkins, and Sally Reed, of the home; three sisters, Pauline Kestner, Evelyn Johnson and Edna Davidson, all of Saltville; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, April 19, at 11 a.m. in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Briggs and the Rev. Wade Kestner officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Newton Pascal Wiseman "Jack"   16 Apr 1997 Pascal Wiseman "Jack" Newton, 71, of Saltville, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Newton. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and the Raytheon Company. Survivors include one son, Jackie Thomas Newton, Saltville; one daughter, Phyllis Ann Newton, Saltville; three sisters, Daisy L. Northington, Taylorsville, Miss., Mrs. William Selby, Walls, Miss., and Mrs. Pershing Spruill, Greenwood, Miss.; one brother, J. H. Newton, Jackson, Miss.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, April 19, in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Vernon Olinger officiating. Burial will be in Elizabeth Cemetery with the Saltville V. F. W. Post 7328 conducting military rites. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Saltville Rescue Squad. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Gambill Robert Mack 5 Oct 1904 17 Apr 1997 Mr. Robert Mack Gambill, 92, of Wilkesboro, died Thursday, April 17, 1997 at his home. Mr. Gambill was born in Ashe County on Oct. 5, 1904 to Estes F. and Molly Mcmillan Gambill. He was a retired Superior court judge. He was also the past secretary of the Ways and Means Committee under Congressman R. L. Doughton in Washington, D.C. He was the first chairman of the board of trustees of Wilkes Community College and a member of Wilkesboro Business and Professional Men's Club. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Reeves Gambill of the home; one daughter, Linda Roberts of Durham; three sons, Malcolm Gambill of Lemoyne, PA., Jerrry Gambill of Wilkesboro; one sister, Madge Dickson of Jefferson; one brother, Brice Gambill of Asheville; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 20 at Wilkesboro United Methodist Church. The Rev. Harry Sellers officiated. Burial was in the Gambill Family Cemetery in the Chestnut Hill community of Ashe County. Memorial may be made to Wilkesboro United Methodist Church, 309 West Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Barker William E. "Bill"   17 Apr 1997 William E. "Bill" Barker, 59, of Damascus, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a retired employee of Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Kingsport, Tenn., coached Damascus Little League for several years and attended the Damascus Church of Christ. Mr. Barker was a member of the Citizens Club, an active member of the American Legion and an honorary member of the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department where he served for 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Judy J. Barker; two daughters, Margie Owens and Lori Ann Blevins, both of Damascus; one son, Michael Barker, Damascus; two sisters, Sandra Parker, Orange Park, Fla., and Janet Ragan, Pounding Mill; one brother, Jack Barker, Chilhowie; four grandchildren, Mikie Barker, William Blevins, Jordan Blevins and Chelsea Owens; two aunts, Sally Griffith and Mary Ironside; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, in the Damascus Church of Christ with Minister Bill Reece and Minister Jim Hutchinson officiating. Burial was held in the Sunset Memorial Park with military graveside rites conducted by V. F. W. Patton Crosswhite Post 6975. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Webb Mildred F.   17 Apr 1997 Mildred F. Webb, 80, died Thursday, April 17, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a member of the Plasterco United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Laura and Bruce Webb; one sister, Glenna W. McKee; and one brother, Charles Webb. Survivors include two sisters, Edith Carpenter, Roanoke, and Mrs. Roy E. (Dixie) Martin, Charlotte, N.C.; one brother and sister-in-law, William E. and Martha Webb, Fincastle; one brother-in-law, Robert V. McKee, Glade Spring; special cousins, Mary and Lawrence Cumbo, and Ethel Lawrence; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today, April 19, in the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Hazelwood officiating. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Edmiston Virginia Mann   22 Apr 1997 Virginia Mann Edmiston, 79, of Chilhowie, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a member of Grosses Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, James R. "Jake" Edmiston; two daughters, Mrs. Baker (Opal) Testerman, Chilhowie, and Mrs. Michael (Judy) Osborne, Greensboro, N.C.; three sons, Willard Edmiston, Simpsonville, S.C., David Edmiston, Damascus, and Bob Edmiston, Chilhowie; three sisters, Lucy Davenport, Chilhowie, Hattie Bane, Ohio, and Pearl Whitt, Radford; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, in Grosses Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Sheets and the Rev. Charles Blevins officiating. Interment was in Grosses Creek Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Grosses Creek Baptist Church or to your local rescue squad. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Foltz Martin Delaney   22 Apr 1997 Martin Delaney Foltz, 73, formerly of Alexandria, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at his home in Marion. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Mel Leaman of Marion; one brother and sister-in-law, Irving S. and Bertha Foltz of Cape Coral, Fla.; three grandchildren, Kelly Powers and husband Russell of Glade Spring, Brian Leaman and wife Brandy, and Michelle Leaman, all of Marion; one great-grandchild, Brian Martin Leaman Jr.; one nephew and wife, Irving C. and Francesann Foltz of Cape Coral, Fla. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Marion with the Rev. Michael Zumpf officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in the Mount Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marion Senior High School Golf Program, c/o Larry Sayers, 848 Stage St., Marion, VA 24354. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Kent James William   22 Apr 1997 James William Kent, 76, of Chilhowie, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a member of Sheet Metal Workers International Local Union 9 with over 40 years of service. He was veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Farris I. Kent, Chilhowie; one daughter, Karen V. Kent of Chilhowie; two aunts, Edith Leftwich of Roanoke, and Nell Sanders of San Francisco, Calif. There will be no visitation or funeral ceremony. Friends may call at the home of the family at any time. The family requests that no floral offerings be sent. Memorial donations may be made to the Chilhowie Rescue Squad. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
Cutlip Evelyn DeBoard   23 Apr 1997 Evelyn DeBord Cutlip, 65, of Saltville, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Survivors include her husband, James "Jimmy" Cutlip; two brothers, Carlton DeBord, Petersburg, Penn., and Mackie DeBord, Chesapeake; three sisters, Effie Reese, Gap, Penn., Nancy Henderson, Goshen, Ind., and Brenda Rye, Saltville; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Matthew Helton. Funeral services will be conducted today, April 26, at 2 p.m. in D. R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Mumpower officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Goodman Virginia Victoria   23 Apr 1997 Virginia Victoria Goodman, 76, widow of Alonzo Thomas Goodman, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997 at the Frederick Health Care Center in Maryland. Mrs. Goodman was a native of Smyth County and was the daughter of the late Jacob and Ethel Atwell. Survivors include one daughter, Pat Mezardash, Middletown, Md.; one son, David Goodman, Ocean City, Md.; two sisters, Louise Kerley, Blountville, Tenn., and Bettie Turley, Marion; two brothers, Carl Atwell, Rich Valley, and Herbert Atwell, Jacksonville, Fla. Funeral services will be held today, April 26, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery in Rich Valley. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Roland Nathan Leroy   23 Apr 1997 Nathan Leroy Roland, 84, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997 at his home in Chilhowie. He attended Parker's Chapel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. He is survived by his wife, Mae M. Roland, Chilhowie; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Carole Roland, Joe and Connie Roland, Jimmy and Ilene Roland, all of Chilhowie; one daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Bobby Wyatt, Chilhowie; five sisters, Vergie Hayden, Seffner, Fla., Freda Privette, Manassas, Rosa Lee Stamper, Chilhowie, Shirley Howell, Elkton, Md., Betty McClure, Gray, Tenn.; two brothers, George Roland, Eaglelake, Fla., Lester Roland, Marion; eight grandchildren: Teresa Steffey, Jackie Taylor, Barbara Martin, Danny Roland, Jimmy Dean Roland, Joey Roland, Michael Roland and Christopher Wyatt; seven great- grandchildren: Kreig Roland, Tyler Roland, Nicholas Roland, Emily Steffey, Caleb Roland, Junior Taylor and Lorna Taylor; three step-great-grandchildren, Nacole, Kayla and Derrick Taylor. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Parker's Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Chester Hensley, Brother Buster Mullins and the Rev. Joe Powers officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church today, April 26, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
Heneger Ernestine "Teenie"   24 Apr 1997 Ernestine "Teenie" Henegar, 68, of Saltville, died Thursday, April 24, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. She was a member of the McCready United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Turner Henegar; one son, Charles T. "Fozz" Henegar, Smithville; one daughter, Jane Barrett, Bristol; three brothers, Ted Roberts and Eugene "Beany" Roberts, both of Saltville, and Jim Mellinger, Marion; three sisters, Edna Haga, Abingdon, Mazie Morgan, Prattsville, Ala., and Nell Lambert, Stewarts Draft; two granddaughters, Tatum and Julie Barrett; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in McCready United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Wright, the Rev. Glenda Dennison and the Rev. Howard Hawk officiating. Burial was in Elizabeth Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the McCready United Methodist Church or Community Hospices of America Inc., 540 W. Main St., Wytheville, VA 24382. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of the arrangements.
Crouse Robert L. "Bud"   25 Apr 1997 Robert L. "Bud" Crouse Jr., 70, died Friday, April 25, 1997 at his home in Chilhowie. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Crouse was preceded in death by his parents, Verna Catron and Robert L. Crouse Sr.; two brothers, Jack Crouse and Ray Crouse. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Crouse; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Shirley) Robinette, Rogersville, and Mrs. John (Doris) Powers, Chilhowie; one son and daughter-in-law, Leslie and Diana Crouse, Chilhowie; five sisters, Bonnie Hinchey, Abingdon, Betty Trivett and Joann Sproles, both of Bristol, Nancy McAllister and Lila Blevins, both of Marion; eight brothers, Roy Crouse and Paul Crouse, both of Marion, Earl Crouse, Ed Crouse, Buford Crouse, Harold Crouse, Larry Crouse and Junior Crouse, all of Chilhowie; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Middlefork Cemetery. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of the arrangements.
Mitchell Ernie   25 Apr 1997 Ernie Mitchell, 80, died Friday, April 25, 1997 in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie. Mr. Mitchell was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Anna Whited Mitchell of Marion; one daughter and son-in-law, Marleda and James Queen of Marion; three grandchildren, Teresa Church, Angie Blevins and Jamie Queen, all of Sugar Grove; four great-grandchildren, Brandon Marchant, Adam Blevins, Paige Queen and Kara Queen; two sisters, Estelle Horne of Bristol, and Ozella Bond of Coeburn; one brother, Ival Mitchell of Richlands; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 27, at 8 p.m. at the Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn. Graveside services were held Monday, April 28, at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Sturgill Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements.
Rupard Lucille   25 Apr 1997 Lucille Hayes Rupard, 76, of Greer, S.C., died Friday, April 25, 1997 in Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, S.C. She was a native of Damascus and had lived in Greer, S.C., for three years. She was a member of Konnarock Seventh Day Adventist Church and the widow of Walter Winfield Rupard. She was also preceded in death by her parents, James Harvey and Rosa Stamper Hayes. Survivors include two daughters, Gay Daugherty and Sharron Yarber, both of Greer, S.C.; two brothers, J. D. Hayes, Bristol, and James Warren Hayes, Konnarock; one sister, Helena Adams, Konnarock; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three step-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, in Konnarock Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Ron Ihrig officiating. Graveside services were conducted in Azen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of the arrangements.
Widener Harlow James "Red"   25 Apr 1997 Harlow James "Red" Widener Sr., 62, died Friday, April 25, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Widener was a native of Smyth County and a lifelong resident of Marion. He was an employee of both the Brunswick Corporation and Seaver-Brown Funeral Home and was a longtime member of the Marion Life Saving Crew. He also served as magistrate in Smyth County for a number of years. He was a member of the Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church in Atkins. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Widener, Marion; one daughter, Debbie Carol Anders, Marion; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Harlow James (Jimmy) and Linda Widener Jr., Willis and Beverly Widener, all of Marion, Courtney Widener and David Widener, both of the home; two sisters, Reatha Harris and Frieda Osborne, both of Marion; five brothers, Herb Widener, Marion, Ronnie Widener, Gerald Widener, and Reed Widener, all of Seven Mile Ford, J. D. Widener, Abingdon; six grandchildren, Amy Anders, Jennifer Anders, Eric Widener, Jill Widener, Jonathan Widener, Joshua Widener; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Tyler Widener. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Barnett's Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church Building Fund. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Blevins Charles M.   27 Apr 1997 Charles M. Blevins, 93, died Sunday, April 27, 1997 in Cedar Lawn Convalescent Home in Abingdon. He was a native of Smyth County and had lived in Washington County most of his life. He was a coal miner, a farmer for several years and a member of Greencove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two sons, Hurley Blevins and Jackie Blevins. Survivors include his wife, Ressie H. Blevins; three daughters, Aleese Trivett, Konnarock, Relma McMinn, Hendersonville, N.C., and Clara Jean Necessary, Warrenton; five sons, Avon R. Blevins and J. R. Blevins, both of Fairfax, Carroll Blevins, Damascus, Kyle Edgar Blevins, Marshall, and Earl Scott Blevins, Catlett; three half-sisters, Edith Byrd, Marion, Ruth Davis, Rural Retreat, and Gaye Spencer, Chilhowie; three half-brothers, Buster Blevins, Detroit, Mich., Carl Blevins, Independence, and James Blevins, Portland, Ore.; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, April 30, in Greencove Baptist Church with the Rev. T. A. Pennington and the Rev. Charles "Jody" Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Greencove Church Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus is in charge of the arrangements.
McCoy Melvia   27 Apr 1997 Melvia McCoy, 76, died Sunday, April 27, 1997 at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, N.C. She is survived by her husband, Buford McCoy of Calypso, N.C.; two daughters, Dolores Hayes of Goldsboro, N.C., and Juanita Kelly of Newportville, Penn.; two sons, Dwain McCoy of Lindenwald, N.J., and Gary McCoy of Bangor, Maine; two sisters, Dorothy Gillenwater of Ronks, Penn., and Mary Roberts of Beckley, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, April 30, at 1 p.m. at the Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church in Atkins with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Barker Wade Edward   29 Apr 1997 Wade Edward Barker, age 81, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Jones Barker. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Kenneth Hall and Brenda and Robert Sexton, all of Marion; one sister, Nannie Parks of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren, Melissa H. Sheffield, Jamie Hall and Samantha Kell; five great-grandchildren, Justin D. Sheffield, John R. Sexton, Christopher Hall, Matthew Hall, and Aaron Kell; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. David Neitch and the Rev. Donald Medley officiating. Burial followed in the Slemp Cemetery, Sugar Grove. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Aker Timothy Wayne   30 Apr 1997 Timothy Wayne Aker, age 35, of Rural Retreat, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997 in Marion. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Louise Aker of Rural Retreat; one daughter, Rebecca Louise Aker of Rural Retreat; his father, Carl A. Aker Jr. of Rural Retreat; his mother, Edna Stump of Bradenton Beach, Fla.; his grandmother, Mabel Vernon of Marion; one sister, Coritha Juanita Carty of Newport News; two brothers, David Carl Aker of Marion, and James Michael Aker of Rural Retreat; two nieces and one nephew. Funeral services will be held today, May 3, at 2 p.m. in Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Brown Shirley Ann Woods Gross   30 Apr 1997 Shirley Ann Woods Gross Brown, age 52, of Sugar Grove, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997 in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Brown was a native of Smyth County and was a lifelong resident of the Sugar Grove area. She was a member of the Valley View Baptist Church. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Mae Woods. Survivors include her husband, Ray M. Brown Sr.; three daughters, Jo Ann Gross Woods, Katherine M. Gross Poole, both of Marion, and Sherry L. Gross Testerman, Thomas Bridge; two sons, John F. Gross, Marion, and Ray M. Brown Jr., Sugar Grove; one sister, Barbara W. Harrington, Adwolfe; two brothers, Roger F. Woods, Chilhowie, and Steve L. Woods, Marion; 10 grandchildren: John Gross Jr., Angel Gross, Sunshine Gross, Destiny Gross, Stephanie Woods, Stacy Woods, Sonya Woods, Natasha Poole, Jessica Poole and Jason Earl Testerman. Funeral services will be conducted today, May 3, at 2 p.m. in Valley View Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Frost and the Rev. Marion Boggs officiating. Interment will follow in Slemp Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hopkins Susie Elizabeth   30 Apr 1997 Susie Elizabeth Hopkins, age 91, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mrs. Hopkins was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Paul Hopkins and was a member of the Lowman Valley Church of the Brethren in Marion. Survivors include three sons, Nathan Hopkins, the Rev. Glen Hopkins, both of Marion, and Charles Hopkins, Chilhowie; two daughters, Jean White, Marion, and Mrs. Wayne (Faye) Wright, Greenville, Tenn.; two sisters, Alice Perkins, West Grove, Penn., and Ellen Leonard, Augusta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today, May 3, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Hutton officiating. Interment will follow in the Laurel Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marion Life Saving Crew. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lamie Sherman Eugene   30 Apr 1997 Sherman Eugene Lamie, age 62, of Rich Valley, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Smyth County and was a retired maintenance worker with the Smyth County School System. Survivors include his wife, Ruth N. Lamie; one son, Sherman Charles Lamie, Rich Valley. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, May 3, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Powers officiating. Burial will be in Mt. View Baptist Cemetery, Meadowview. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.
Mitchell Oakie Martin 14 Nov 1917 1 May 1997 Oakie Martin Mitchell, age 79, of Tazewell, formerly of Tannersville, died Thursday, May 1, 1997 at a Tazewell hospital. She was born Nov. 14, 1917 in Wythe County, the daughter of the late Robert Fred and Bertie Kate Hagy Martin. She was a member of the First Church of God at North Tazewell. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Henry Mitchell; her second husband, Edward Guy Turley; six brothers: Lee Martin, Carl Martin, Sam Martin, Robert Martin, Clinton Martin, and Paul Martin. Survivors include four sons: William Roger Mitchell of Mooresville, N.C., Waymond Mitchell of Bluefield, Woodrow Mitchell of Newport News, and Bane Mitchell of Glade Spring; one daughter, Carol Mitchell Worley of Saltville; two brothers, Fred Martin of Lakeland, Fla., and James Martin, Carthage, Texas; three sisters, Mary Martin Russell, Marion, Mildred Martin Woodward, Nokesville, and Mattie Martin Hazlett, Manassas; nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Robert Buckles officiating. Burial will follow at the Grandview Memory Gardens on the Bluefield-Tazewell Road. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 6 to 9 tonight. Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell is in charge of arrangements.
Blevins Okie Virginia   1 May 1997 Okie Virginia Blevins, age 84, widow of Earl Blevins, died Thursday, May 1, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mrs. Blevins was a native of Grayson County and had lived most of her life in the Smyth County area. She was employed at Harwood, Southwestern State Hospital, and the Dime Store in Marion for several years. She was also a member of the Lincoln Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Joann Blevins, Marion; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Viona and Paul Emerson, Troutdale, and Ethel Blevins, Marion; six sisters-in-law, Wilma Rotenberry, Mabel Vernon, Blanche Russell, Ruby Woods, Paris Shelton and Marie King; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Barnett's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Otis Barker, the Rev. Joe Powers and the Rev. Scott Flippen officiating. Interment will follow in the Rosewood Memory Gardens in Rural Retreat. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hawthorne Eugene Ward   1 May 1997 Eugene Ward Hawthorne, age 88, of Chilhowie, died Thursday, May 1, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Virginia McClure Hawthorne and was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church, Chilhowie. Survivors include two sons, William T. Hawthorne, Chilhowie, and Ward Mac Hawthorne, Elliston; one daughter, Mrs. Willis E. (Jane) Heninger, Salem; six grandchildren; four step- grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R. J. Cullop and the Rev. Charles E. Blevins officiating. Burial was in the Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chilhowie. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Hester Nellie May   1 May 1997 Nellie May Hester, age 83, died Thursday, May 1, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She is survived by one daughter, Marilyn Hester of Marion; one sister, Margaret Hester of Marion; two sisters-in-law, Be Etta Hester of Marion and Willie Hester of Fort Pierce, Fla.; one niece, Karen Hester of Marion; two nephews, Michael Hester of Greensboro, N.C., and James Hester of Fort Pierce, Fla. Graveside services will be held today, May 3, at 10 a.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Salvation Army, c/o Robert White, 721 Mountain View Drive, Marion, VA 24354 or the Marion Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 784, Marion, VA 24354. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Goff Cloa Mae Blevins   3 May 1997 Cloa Mae Blevins Goff, age 72, of Saltville, died Saturday, May 3, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. She was the widow of Willie Goff. Survivors include two sons, Billy Goff and Jimmy Goff, both of Saltville; three daughters, Mrs. John (Irene) Chapman, Elkhart, Ind., Mrs. Glen (Gerleen) Helton, Saltville, and Mrs. Edward (Rita) Perry Jr., Abingdon; three sisters, Erma Thompson, Abingdon, Louise Eveler, Red Lion, Penn., and Leona Thompson, Kennett Square, Penn.; seven brothers, Earl Blevins, Ronnie Blevins, and Wade Blevins, all of Meadowview, Wayne Blevins, and Ivan Blevins, both of Abingdon, Ralph Blevins, Winter Garden, Fla., and Kyle Blevins, Wilmington, Del.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger O'Quinn and the Rev. Dennis Banks officiating. Burial was in Mount Rose Cemetery. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Cannon Maxie Lee Allison   4 May 1997 Maxie Lee Allison Cannon, age 75, died Sunday, May 4, 1997 in Wesleyan Arms Nursing Center, High Point, N.C. She was a member of Chilhowie Church of God. Mrs. Cannon was preceded in death by her parents, Albert W. and Mary Jane Walls Allison, and one brother, Herman Allison. Survivors include her husband, William Herman Cannon; two sons, Jack Cannon, Spartenburg, S.C., and Ken Cannon, Concord, N.C.; two brothers, Melvin F. Allison, Saltville, and Anthony Allison, Portsmouth; three sisters, Corrina Woodward, High Point, N.C., Marie Hayden, Glade Spring, and Evelyn Hayden, Saltville; two grandsons; six great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, May 7, in Chilhowie Church of God with the Rev. E.B. Ford officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Meek Laura Farmer   4 May 1997 Laura Farmer Meek, age 79, died Sunday, May 4, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mrs. Meek was a native of Grayson County. She retired from the Southwestern State Hospital with 35 years of service. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Harry Meek, Marion; one sister, Lurie Blevins, Whitetop; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 6, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Neitch officiating. Burial followed in the Haw Orchard Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Reedy Mae   4 May 1997 Mae Parker Reedy, age 95, died Sunday, May 4, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and the widow of Morgan D. Reedy. She was a member of Konnarock Seventh Day Adventist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Maxine Brewer, Forrestville, Md.; three sons, Blaine Reedy, Pineville, La., Bill Reedy, Damascus, and Ralph Reedy, Elizabethton, Ky.; two sisters, Lydia Hampton, Kingsport, Tenn., and Amelia Collins, Taylors Valley; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, May 7, in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ron Ihrig and Pastor Fred Parker officiating. Burial will be in JacksonLewis Cemetery, Taylors Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the JacksonLewis Cemetery, c/o Effie Price, 23474 Taylors Valley Road, Damascus, VA 24236. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus is in charge of arrangements.
Sanders Zollie 27 May 1913 5 May 1997 Zollie Testerman Sanders, age 83, of Sugar Grove, formerly of Troutdale, died Monday, May 5, 1997 at Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home. She was born May 27, 1913 at Troutdale, the Fairwood Community, to Arthur and Lura Anderson Testerman. Surviving are her husband, Paul F. Sanders, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Edna and Roy Lane, Roanoke, and Nancy and James Riley, Chilhowie; one son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Kathryn Sanders, Mouth of Wilson; one sister, Ruth Hash, Abingdon, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Carolyn Testerman, Beckley, W.Va., and Dorothy Testerman, Sophia, W.Va.; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two stepgreat- grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, May 7, at 2 p.m. in the Troutdale Baptist Church with Elder Ben Blevins, Elder Fielden Sanders and the Rev. Scott Flippin officiating. Interment will be in Fairwood Cemetery. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 912, Chilhowie, VA 24319. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence is in charge of arrangements.
Lewis Dorothy Owens   5 May 1997 Dorothy Owens Lewis, age 56, died Monday, May 5, 1997 in Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a member of Green Cove Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Claude L. Lewis; one daughter, Delta L. Thompson, Roanoke; one son, Jerry Lewis, Miami, Fla.; two brothers, George Owens Jr., Damascus, and Richard Owens, Abingdon; two grandchildren, Laura Thompson and Dana Thompson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, May 7, in Green Cove Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles E. "Jody" Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Green Cove Church Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus is in charge of arrangements.
Nipper Douglas Allen   6 May 1997 Douglas Allen Nipper, 70, of Saltville, died Tuesday, May 6, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He attended McCready United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Hardy Roberts VFW Post 732 in Saltville. He was a retired employee of the Olin Corporation as well as the American Furniture Corporation. Survivors include his wife, Carrie Call Nipper, Saltville; one daughter, Mrs. Charlie (Connie) Jackson, Abingdon; one brother, J.W. Nipper, Portsmouth; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie (Sarah) Surber, Saltville, and Mrs. Malcolm (Pansy) Surber, Princeton, W.Va.; one grandson, Drew Jackson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Howard Hawk and the Rev. Glenda Dennison officiating. Burial was in Elizabeth Cemetery with a military graveside service conducted by VFW Post 7328. Memorial donations may be made to the Saltville Rescue Squad.
Barker Estel Ray   7 May 1997 Estel Ray Barker, 90, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997 in the Smyth County Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Hall Barker. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Veralene and Ted Dunford of Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Sue Barker of Meadowview; two sisters, Edna Hall of Lansing, N.C., and Blanche Ham of Seffner, Fla.; five grandchildren: Melanie Barker and husband Tim, Melissa Lujan and husband Ivan, Miranda Dunford, Kelli Barker and Carson Barker. Funeral services were held Friday, May 9, at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Billy Dean and the Rev. Otis Barker officiating. Burial will follow in the Hall Family Cemetery in Ashe County, N.C.
Haga Roy   7 May 1997 Roy Haga, 84, of Damascus, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Konnarock who lived in Elberson, Penn. for 22 years before moving back to Konnarock 25 years ago. He was a retired crane operator from St. Peters Granite Company in Pennsylvania and was a member of Azen Baptist Church in Konnarock. He is survived by his wife, Vera L. Haga; one daughter, JoAnn Bennett, of Beverly, W.Va.; two sons, Russell Scott Haga of Elberson, Penn., and Gerald Lee Roy Haga of Valaparsio, Ind.; one sister, Rissie Poe, of Bristol, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren, two great great granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 10, 1997 at 2 p.m. in the Azen Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Lester, Rev. Greg Arnold and Rev. Charles E. "Jody" Blevins officiating. Burial followed in Azen Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Roop Beulah Faye   7 May 1997 Beulah Faye Hash Roop, 82, widow of Edward Roop, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997 in the Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md. Mrs. Roop was a native of Whitetop. She was a homemaker for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one daughter, Joyce A. Moore, Rockville, Md.; three sons, Gail D. Roop, Ogden, Utah, Boyd S. Roop, Frederick, Md., and Jackie C. Roop, Rockville, Md.; one brother, Willard Hash, Marion; two sisters, Olive Gillespie, Rural Retreat, and Jackie Gay, Tip City, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor P.A. Pennington officiating. Interment will follow in the Miller Cemetery in Whitetop. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Brown Rex Gale   8 May 1997 Rex Gale Brown, 66, of Roanoke, died Thursday, May 8, 1997 at the VA Medical Center in Salem. He was a veteran of both the Army and the Navy. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his father, Herman D. Brown; his mother, Laura V. Lucas; two brothers, James Garland Brown, and Lewis Ray Brown. Surviving are five brothers: William S. Brown and wife Mary of Marion; Robert D. Brown and wife Judy of Roanoke; Charles R. Brown of Springfield; J. Frank Huffman of Roanoke; Chester Huffman and wife Grace of Middleburg; two sisters, Betty Ruth Perkins of Roanoke and Patricia B. Berga of Falls Church. Graveside services will be conducted today, May 10, at 1 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Kenneth R. Butterworth officiating.
Hounshell Lena Lambert   8 May 1997 Lena Lambert Hounshell, 69, of Bland, died Thursday, May 8, 1997 in the Wythe County Community Hospital. She was born in Tazewell County, the daughter of the late Morton and Myra Hounshell Lambert and was a member of the Bland Community Church. She is survived by her husband, Harvey H. Hounshell of Bland; two sons, Barry H. Hounshell and Eddie D. Hounshell; four sisters: Mayme L. Harden of Meadowview, Ethel L. Lambert, Pearl L. Lambert, Lloyd F. Lambert, all of Bland; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Clair Lambert, Frazier Lambert , and Jean A. Lambert , all of Bland. Funeral services will be held today, May 11, at 2 p.m. at the Newberry Funeral Chapel in Bland with the Rev. Claude Dove and the Rev. Will Shewey officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Bethel Cemetery in Bland. The family will receive friends tonight from 5 to 8 at the Newberry Funeral Home.
Billings James Abe   10 May 1997 James Abe Billings, Sr., 74, died Saturday, May 10, 1997 at his residence in the Stoney Battery community of Marion. Mr. Billings was a native of North Carolina and had been living in the Smyth County area for over seven years. He was a veteran and a P.O.W. of WWII. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U. S. Army, and achieved the rank of sargeant. Mr. Billings earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He was a member of the Francis Marion V.F.W. Post 4667, the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Sue Ensor of Marion, and Tammy Rachel Arnold of Whitehall, Md.; three sons, James Abe Billings, Jr., Rainelle, WV, Jerry Allen Billings of Burbank, Ohio and Dennis Ray Billings of Aloha, Ore.; one brother, George Billings of Belair, MD; one sister, Clara Smith of Havre De Grace, Md.; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment followed in the Fairwood Cemetery with military honors rendered by the Francis Marion V.F.W. Post 4667. Barnett's Funeral Home of Marion was in charge of the arrangements.
Cregger Fred W.   10 May 1997 Fred W. Cregger, 73, died Saturday, May 10, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Saltville VFW Post 7328 and retired from Bryant Electric Company. Survivors include one daughter, Janelle McCoy of Dinwiddie; one brother, Garland M. Cregger of Salisbury, NC; and three sisters, Pauline Jacobs of Salisbury, NC, Dorothy White and Lucille Cheek, both of Greensboro, NC. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home, Saltville, was in charge of arrangements.
DeHart Eileen W.   11 May 1997 Mrs. Eileen W. DeHart, 78, died Sunday May 11, 1997 at Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro, NC. A native of Saltville and Roanoke, she worked for K & W Cafeteria for about 25 years. She is survived by her two daughters, Sue Drake and husband Bill Drake, Mary Mounce and husband Eddie Mounce; one son, Reuben DeHart, Jr. and wife Robin DeHart; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren, all of Greensboro, N.C. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 1997 at Glenwood United Methodist Church, with internment in Guilford Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Glenwood United Methodist Church, 1417 Glenwood Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403, or to Christ Community Church, 4747 Lake Brandt Rd., Greensboro, NC 27455. Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home of Greensboro, NC was in charge of arrangements.
Jones Robert Daniel   11 May 1997 Robert Daniel Jones, 59, of Rural Retreat, died Sunday May 11, 1997 at his residence. He was born in Smyth County to the late Roy Daniel and Faye Irene Woods Jones. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Harold Jones, and a sister, Mildred Jones. He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Tony Catron, Cindy Jones all of Roanoke, and Selena and Scott Mitchell of Rural Retreat; two sons, Robert Darrel Jones of Roanoke, and Dale Jones of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Isom Sturgill of Rural Retreat and Mary Ann Coley of Marion; three brothers and sisters-in- law, Bill and Anna Jones, Jimmy and Margaret Jones, and Fred and Jan Jones, all of Rural Retreat; two grandsons and several nieces and nephews also survive. A graveside service was held Wednesday, May 14, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery in Rural Retreat with the Rev. Michael Hoyle officiating. The family requests that those who prefer, may make memorials to the Rural Retreat Emergency Services. Lindsey Funeral Home, Rural Retreat, is in charge of arrangements.
Trivett Charles H.   11 May 1997 Charles H. Trivett, age 77, died Sunday, May 11, 1997 in Damascus. He was a life-long resident of Damascus and was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, World War II. He was a former council member in the town of Damascus and was supporter of the Appalachian Trail Conference. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Alice Trivett; two sisters, Hazel Cornett and Lou Brewer, both of Damascus; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 14, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R. J. Cullop officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park. Johnson Funeral Home of Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Blevins Bruce V.   12 May 1997 Bruce V. Blevins, 80, died Monday, May 12, 1997 in Chilhowie. Mr. Blevins, a native of Grayson County, lived most of his life in Smyth County. He was owner and operator of Bruce's Grocery in the Ebenezer community in Marion. He was also a licensed barber and a member of the Falling Water Baptist Church. Mr. Blevins was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Jane Blevins. He is survived by two sons, Donald Blevins of Lynchburg and David Blevins of Chantilly; one brother, Willard Blevins of Marion; one granddaughter, Victoria Blevins; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Blevins will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Barnett's Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tim Boyette officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Barnett's Funeral Home of Marion, is in charge of the arrangements.
Woods Mattie Mae   12 May 1997 Mrs. Mattie Mae Woods, age 64, died Monday, May 12, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion. Survivors include her husband, Howard Woods; three sons, Joe Woods and James Woods, both of Saltville, and Danny Woods, Chilhowie; two daughters, Ann Simms and Patricia Hale, both of Saltville; six brothers, Bill Lamie, Howard Lamie, Ross Lamie, Jim Lamie, Jack Lamie, and Sam Lamie, all of Saltville; one sister, Laura Sue Brown, Bristol, TN; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home, Saltville, was in charge of arrangements.
Bonham Joseph Wayne 1 Aug 1924 15 May 1997 Joseph Wayne Bonham, age 72, of Sugar Grove, died Thursday, May 15, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1924 in West Virginia, the son of Joseph Spurgeon Bonham and Mabel Sheaff. He was a member of Rock Bridge Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Cole Bonham of the home; two daughters and son-in-law, Linda B. Thomas, Marion, and Mary B. and Joe Summit, Rich Valley; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Callie and Robert Timmons, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Bessie Nelson, Troutdale, and Alice Poole, Fries; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Mary Ruth Bonham, Winston-Salem, N.C., John and Hazel Bonham, Westminister, S.C., and Victor and Lena Bonham, Marion; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. in the Rock Bridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Ted Bonham and the Rev. Don Medley officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sugar Grove Rescue Squad, Sugar Grove, VA 24375. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence was in charge of arrangements.
Foster Bonnie Elizabeth McKinnon   15 May 1997 Bonnie Elizabeth McKinnon Foster, age 71, died Thursday, May 15, 1997 in the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion. Mrs. Foster was a native of Wythe County, but had lived most of her life in Smyth County. She was a much loved mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family. She is survived by two daughters, Frances Elizabeth Smith of Marion and Janice Deatherage of Roanoke; three sons, Tommy Leon Simms of Marion, Charles Scott Simms of Saltville and David Dallas Simms of Chilhowie; two sisters, Mabel Henderlite of Atkins and Virginia Leonard of Rockville, MD; three brothers, Richard McKinnon, Paul McKinnon and Scott McKinnon, all of Marion; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Blizzard officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home, Marion, is in charge of arrangements.
Boughman Jewel Dinsmore   16 May 1997 Jewel Dinsmore Boughman, age 47, of Chase City, died Friday, May 16, 1997 in Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C. She was preceded in death by one brother, Rodney Trent Dinsmore, and her grandfather, Albert Clear, Broadford. Survivors include her mother, Janet Clear Surber, Chase City; her father, Samuel Dinsmore, Coal City, W.Va.; her stepmother, Shirley Dinsmore, Coal City, W.Va.; her grandmother, Mattie Clear, Broadford; two sons, Billy Gary Mitchell, Reading, Penn., and David Anthony Burgess, Waldorf, Md.; one sister, Anita Dinsmore Long, Clinton, Md.; four half-sisters, Melody Surber Morris, Chase City, Elaine Dinsmore Coalson and Karen Dinsmore Hensley, both of Coal City, W.Va., and Teresa Dinsmore Terry, Saltville; one grandchild, Billy James Mitchell; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home. A graveside service was conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, May 19, in Riverside Cemetery, Rich Valley. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Sword Ruth   16 May 1997 Ruth Sword, age 76, of Meadowview, died Friday, May 16, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was a native of Smyth County and had lived in Chesapeake for 35 years before moving to Washington County in 1982. She was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Claude H. Sword; one son, Claude Randall Sword, Meadowview; one daughter, Judy Sword Varnes, York, Penn.; one foster daughter, Cheryl Harrison, Chesapeake; her mother, Mary Taylor, Abingdon; one brother, James Harold Taylor, Hendersonville, N.C.; one sister, Margaret Helms, Abingdon; three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in Farris Funeral Chapel with Pastor Robert P. Pruitt officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 165 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210. Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Levitt Georgia Kansas 28 Oct 1909 19 May 1997 Georgia Kansas Levitt, age 87, died Monday, May 19, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mrs. Levitt was born Oct. 28, 1909. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rovie Levitt, and a son, William "Bill" Levitt. She is survived by three daughters, Bessie Johnson, Mattie "Sis" Haga, both of Marion, and Elvie Vernon of Atkins; one son, Kermit Levitt of Marion; three sisters, Louise Guy, Marie Puckett, and Elsie Powers, all of Tazewell; two brothers, Thomas Asbury and June Asbury, both of Tazewell; 15 grandchildren, 15 great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Debbie Ferguson. Funeral services will be held today, May 21, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Mr. Robert Tollner officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgedale Cemetery in Rich Valley. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Osborne Virginia Ruth   19 May 1997 Virginia Ruth Osborne of Glade Spring died Monday, May 19, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Smyth County and attended the East End Baptist Church, Marion. She was the widow of Fred N. Osborne. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Dave (Gay) Poston, Marion, and Mrs. Berkley (Lucille) Surber, Glade Spring; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in Farris Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Old Glade Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glade Spring. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon handled arrangements.
Wilson Annabelle   19 May 1997 Annabelle Barger Wilson, age 96, died Monday, May 19, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Kent Wilson and one son, S/Sgt. Owen T. Wilson. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Harry and Barbara S. Wilson, Dayton, Ohio, and James and Betty G. Wilson, Marion; three grandchildren, Rebecca W. Whited, Danville, Ky., Thomas G. Wilson, Christiansburg, and Diane W. Catley, Blacksburg; three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Sharon Lutheran Church, Ceres, with the Rev. Joe Shumate officiating. Burial will follow in the Sharon Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Sharon Lutheran Church, Rt. 1 Box 18, Ceres, VA 24318 or to the Bland Rescue Squad, Bland, VA 24315. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at Newberry Funeral Chapel. Newberry Funeral Home in Bland is in charge of arrangements.
Dixon Dicy Marie Cottrell   20 May 1997 Dicy Marie Cottrell Dixon, age 84, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was the widow of Howard Lee Dixon. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Billy J. and Phyllis Dixon, Critz; one granddaughter, Mrs. Larry (Jackie) Brown, Knoxville, Tenn.; one great-grandson, Logan Brown, Knoxville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; four special nieces, Etta Cottrell, Shirley Collins, Erma Collins, Glenna Thomas. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, in Cleghorn Baptist Church with the Rev. Avery Sheets and the Rev. Charles E. Blevins officiating. Burial was in the Cleghorn Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Hancock Loma Lee Crowder   20 May 1997 Loma Lee Crowder Hancock, age 69, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Effie Mabe and Gracie Gravely. She was a resident of Marion for 35 years and was of the Methodist faith. She is survived by her husband, M.R. "Doc" Hancock of Marion; one daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Chuck Redepenning of Concord, Mass.; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Redepenning and Charles Redepenning III, both of Concord, Mass.; four sisters, Mallie Dean of Pulaski, Myrtle Austin of Austinville, Velma Beasley of Hillsville, and Scottie Crowder of Mt. Airy, N.C.; two brothers, Forest Crowder and Martin Crowder, both of Hillsville. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Dr. J.N. Howard officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marion Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 784, Marion, VA 24354. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Spencer Cecil C.   20 May 1997 Cecil C. Spencer Sr., age 82, of Charlotte, N.C., died Tuesday, May 20, 1997 in Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Charlotte. Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Bise Spencer; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cassandra S. and Edward Bejarano, Tucson, Ariz., and Carolyn S. and Sonny Lescalleet, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; one son, Cecil C. Spencer Jr., Thomasville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, May 24, in Mount Pleasant Church, Saltville, with the Rev. Aubrey Patterson and the Rev. James Wright officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery , Glade Spring. There will be a memorial service June 11 at Grace Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Wellman Geneva Belle   20 May 1997 Geneva Belle Mills Wellman, age 72, of Glade Spring, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was a native of McDowell County, W.Va., and had lived in Dickenson County prior to moving to Washington County in 1975. Survivors include her husband, Laban Wellman; three sons, Bill Wellman, State College, Penn., Jack Wellman, McClure, and Tom Wellman, Glade Spring; one stepson, Ernie Wellman, Leesburg, Fla.; five daughters, Jean Wellman, Bristol, Vada Rose, Clintwood, Lassie Eide, Meadowview, Captain Barbara Wellman, Kunsan Air Base, Korea, and Pamela Heath, Chilhowie; two daughters-in-law, Danna Antoine and Trina Wellman; four sons-in-law, Ronnie Rose, Gary Eide, Andrew Hecker and Ken Heath; three brothers, Elmer Mills, Spotsylvania, Norman Mills, Ligonier, Ind., and Coeburn Mills, Lebanon; two sisters, June Waters, Ligonier, Ind., and Anne Lewis, Kindallville; eight grandchildren: Amber Wellman, Ashley Wellman, Mindy Rose, Joseph Eide, John Eide, Katie Eide, Beau Wellman and Morgan Wellman; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Sidney Mays officiating. Committal services were conducted at noon Friday, May 23, in Sparks Cemetery, Iaeger, W.Va. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon handled arrangements.
Kent Lois Atwood   21 May 1997 Lois Atwood Kent, age 88, of Saltville, died Wednesday, May 21, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. She was a retired employee of Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation and a member of Madam Russell United Methodist Church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Robertson-Gouge officiating. Burial was in Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glade Spring. D.R. Henderson Funeral Service in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Laine Kimberly Dawn   21 May 1997 Kimberly Dawn Laine, age 16, of Meadowview, died Wednesday, May 21, 1997 at her home. She attended Victory Baptist Church and was a student at Patrick Henry High School. Survivors include her father, Charles D. Laine, Minnesota; her mother, Carolyn A. Moore, Abingdon; one brother, Travis Eugene Moore, Meadowview; two sisters, Mary Jane Thomas, Chilhowie, and Shana Ann Taylor, Abingdon; her maternal grandparents, Mary Keith and Lonnie L. Keith; five aunts and eight uncles; several cousins. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, in Farris Funeral Chapel with Pastor Paul Price and the Rev. George Turner officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon. The family requests that contributions be made to the Saint Judes Children's Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale St., Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon handled arrangements.
Rosenbaum Mary   21 May 1997 Mary Grubb Rosenbaum, age 74, died Wednesday, May 21, 1997 in the Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Rosenbaum was born in Wythe County, but lived in Marion for most of her life. She was a member of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church and was the co-owner of Rosenbaum T.V. Surviving are her husband, James Edward Rosenbaum, Marion; two sisters, Lillian Kate Epperley, Rescue, and Warena Bell Morefield, Orlando, Fla.; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Rozelle Grubb, Galax; three sisters-in-law, Gladys Grubb, Great Falls, Mont., Louise Grubb, Pulaski, and Cecille Rosenbaum, Charlotte, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 23, at 11 a.m. in the Ebenezer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jim Bangle officiating. Burial followed in the New Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ebenezer Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1799, Marion, VA 24354. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Wolfe Robert Preston   21 May 1997 Robert Preston Wolfe, age 75, died Wednesday, May 21, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mae Wolfe, Crockett; three stepchildren, Barbara Montgomery, Thomas Barnett and Tony Barnett. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 23, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery with full military honors being rendered by the Francis Marion V.F.W. Post 4667. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
McMillian Calvin Greek, Jr. 8 Sep 1932 22 May 1997 Calvin Greek McMillian Jr., age 64, of Independence, died Thursday, May 22, 1997 in Twin County Regional Hospital, Galax. He was born Sept. 8, 1932 at Grayson County, the son of Calvin Greek McMillian Sr. and Bessie Valentine McMillian. Survivors include his wife, Helen Thompson McMillian; five sisters, Aretta Garrett, Sugar Grove, Margarette Valentine, Independence, Yvonne Lewis, Radford, Wilma Woodward, Trenton, N.J., and Donna Lee Richardson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, Joe Robert McMillian, Sheridan, Wyo., several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, at 11 a.m. in Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Raymond Brown, the Rev. Fred E. Jennings and the Rev. Curtis Wolfe officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by Grayson County VFW Post 7726. Memorial contributions may be made to Independence Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 607, Independence, VA 24348. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence was in charge of arrangements.
Claypool David Earl   22 May 1997 David Earl Claypool, age 59, of Chilhowie, died Thursday, May 22, 1997 in the Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, Tenn. He was retired form ACCO Industries of Saltville, past president and director of the Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County, and was a member of the Cattlemen's Association. He attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Marion. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Anne Claypool of Chilhowie; two daughters, Christie Claypool Sheets and Susan Denise Claypool, both of Chilhowie; two sons, John David Claypool and Kevin Matthew Claypool, both of Chilhowie; one daughter-in-law, Lisa Claypool; one sister, Betty Ann Cook of Oceana, W.Va.; three grandchildren: Ty David Sheets, Ryan Matthew Claypool, and Allie McKenzie Sheets. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Eggers and the Rev. Lloyd Sheets officiating. Interment followed in the Westwood Memory Gardens. There will be a memorial Mass of Resurrection at St. Johns at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. Memorial donations may be made to the Chilhowie Rescue Squad. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Wyrick Maude   22 May 1997 Maude McClure Wyrick, age 96, died Thursday, May 22, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. She was the widow of Howard A. Wyrick. Survivors include two sons, Charles R. Wyrick and Robert E. Wyrick, both of Glade Spring; one daughter, Mrs. Everette (Katherine) Kress, Chilhowie; one sister, Mrs. Florence Love, Chilhowie; seven grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, in Mount Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring, with the Rev. Thomas B. Sullivan Jr. officiating. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Gambill Dale 1 Apr 1921 23 May 1997 Dale Gambill, age 76, died Friday, May 23, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Gambill was born April 1, 1921 to Hampton and Gertrude Gambill in Ashe County, N.C. He worked as a maintenance man for 30 years for Walter Jackson and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cress Gambill and one daughter, Mary G. Perkins. Survivors include a loving friend, Mary Hill, Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Janice Gambill, Austin, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia G. and Paul Epperly, Stuarts Draft; one brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Doris Gambill, Maryville, Tenn.; a special niece, Norma Testerman, Marion; a great niece, Faye Ford, Marion; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Monday, May 26, at 11 a.m. in Roundhill Cemetery in Marion with the Rev. Herman Cress officiating. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Barker April Brianna   24 May 1997 April Brianna Barker, infant daughter of Brian and Virginia Barker, died Saturday, May 24, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. Survivors in addition to her parents include one brother, Eddie Surber of the home; one sister, Jessica Surber of the home; her grandparents, Mary and Joe Peck, Saltville, and Margaret and David Wayne Barker, Saltville; her great- grandmother, Naomi V. Peck, Russell County; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services were conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, May 26, in Elizabeth Cemetery with the Rev. Shirley Carter and the Rev. Andy Bresnock officiating. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Edmiston John William   24 May 1997 John William Edmiston, age 74, of Chilhowie, died Sunday, May 25, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. He was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Eller Edmiston. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, John Edgar and Eileen Bruce Edmiston, Melbourne, Fla.; one daughter, Joyce Ann Edmiston, Marion; a brother, Joe Edmiston, Marion; his twin brother, James W. Edmiston, Greenville, Tenn.; two sisters, Elizabeth Dinkins and Alice Cress, both of Chilhowie; his father-in-law, Edgar F. Eller, Chilhowie; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, May 28, at 2 p.m. in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage and Mr. Perry Bruce officiating. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chilhowie Rescue Squad. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
Kestner Graham E.   24 May 1997 Graham E. Kestner, age 81, of Saltville, died Saturday, May 24, 1997 in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie. He was a former employee of Olin Corporation and retired from his mining business. Survivors include two sons, Dale Kestner, Saltville, and Arlin Kestner, Prince George; one daughter, Francis Loretta (Kestner) Gordon, Saltville; one sister, Maryland "Sis" McElraft, Saltville; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Briggs and the Rev. Benny Frye officiating. Burial was in Mount Rose Cemetery. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Obregon Fausto   26 May 1997 Dr. Fausto Obregon, age 77, died Monday, May 26, 1997 in the Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn. Dr. Obregon, General Surgeon, was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He lived in Los Angeles, Calif., for about five years where he attended primary school. He then returned to Mexico City where he attended high school, college and medical school. After medical school and his internship in Mexico City, he practiced medicine and surgery in Chiapas, Mexico for three years. He then came to the United States where he took part in a rotary internship in New York City for one year as well as a residency in general surgery for four years. This residency included anesthesia training. Once more he returned to Mexico City, practicing medicine, general surgery and anesthesia for a period of two years. In 1958, Dr. Obregon returned to the United States, specifically to Roanoke at the Lewis Gale Hospital where he performed Emergency Care Anesthesia for a period of one year. In 1960, he moved to Marion and engaged in a general practice as well as obstetrics and general surgery at Smyth County Community Hospital until 1974. Dr. Obregon moved to Mountain City, Tenn., in 1974 where he practiced general surgery until his retirement in 1988. Dr. Obregon was preceded in death by a son, Ernie Obregon. He is survived by his wife, Libby Obregon of Marion; three daughters, Mary Woodlief of Richmond, Rosa Diring of Norfolk, and Dalia Obregon of Mouth of Wilson; one son, Fausto Obregon Jr., Marion; six grandchildren, Christopher Long, Michael Woodlief, Veronica Scott, Susan Woodlief, Mattie Obregon and Maya Diring; two great-grandchildren, Chelsea Long and Charlie Long; a special niece, Jennifer Renee Fishel. Funeral services were held Friday, May 30, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Father Bob Krenick and Rev. Mr. Harry Hall officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the North East Tennessee Chapter, Alzheimer's Association, 207 North Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604 or to the Hospice of your choice. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Walsh Virginia   26 May 1997 Virginia Freeman Walsh, age 69, died Monday, May 26, 1997 in Richmond. Survivors include her husband, T.V. Walsh, Richmond; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Walsh and Eddie Collin, Richmond; one grandson, James Vernon Coe, Richmond; one sister, Ellen Freeman, Marion; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, May 28, at 12:30 p.m. at Woody Funeral Chapel in Richmond. Burial will follow in Richmond. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Marion. This is a courtesy announcement by Barnett's Funeral Home.
Patrick William H. (Pat)   27 May 1997 William H. (Pat) Patrick, age 70, of Madison Heights, died Tuesday, May 27, 1997 in Lynchburg General Hospital after a long illness. Born in Saltville, he was the son of the late Roy Patrick and Gussie Lester Patrick. He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and a retired truck driver for Burlington Industries. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Magnolia Haulsee Patrick; one son and daughter- in-law, William (Joe) and Debra Patrick of Lynchburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bianca (Binky) and Donny Murphy of Kinston, N.C., and Freda and James Davis of Madison Heights; seven grandchildren: Carli Jo Patrick, Lynchburg; Troy Pennington, Newbern, N.C.; Genal Murphy, Kinston, N.C.; Justin Neighbors, Tabatha Neighbors, Robert Davis and Felicia Davis, all of Madison Heights; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Rev. John Robbins officiating. Interment followed at Fort Hill Memorial Park with military honors by American Legion Post 16. Those wishing to make memorial contributions, please consider the Monelison Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 56, Madison Heights, VA 24572. Whitten Funeral Home in Madison Heights was in charge of arrangements.
Jackson Glen H.   28 May 1997 Glen H. Jackson, age 64, of Saltville, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Survivors include two brothers, Dale Jackson, Tannersville, and Ervin Jackson, Saltville; three sisters, Roxie Davenport, Tannersville, Stella Jackson and Sylvie Woodward, both of Saltville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 30, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Franklin Chapman and the Rev. Clarence Frye officiating. Burial was in Elizabeth Cemetery. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Price Sanders Richard "Sandy"   29 May 1997 Sanders Richard "Sandy" Price, age 64, died Thursday, May 29, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired supervisor of the Marley Molding Corp. Survivors include his wife, Lalia Smith Price; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard "Peanut" and Kim Price, Saltville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Josh and Tina Price Reynolds and Billy and Gail Boardwine, all of Saltville; four brothers, Jim Price, Saltville, Bob Price, Glade Spring, Douglas Price, Chilhowie, and J.C. Price, Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Dot Price Frye, Saltville; four grandchildren; one step-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, May 31, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Benny Frye, the Rev. David Mumpower and the Rev. Dan Jividen officiating. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Riffey Emma E. "Polly"   29 May 1997 Emma E. "Polly" Riffey, age 80, of Abingdon, died Thursday, May 29, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Smyth County but had lived most of her life in Washington County. She was a member of Trigg Street Church of God and was the widow of Ernest Riffey. Survivors include three sons, Paul Riffey, Damascus, Bill Riffey and Allen Riffey, both of Abingdon; seven daughters, Josie Riffey and Sharon Thomas, both of Abingdon, Charlotte R. Denton, Bristol, Tenn., Loretta R. McCray and Joyce Holmes, both of Meadowview, Ruth Day, Cumberland, Ky., and Katie Blevins, Chilhowie; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Frazier and the Rev. James Beaver officiating. Burial was in Sulpher Springs Cemetery in Chilhowie. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
McNeary Annie Belle Green   30 May 1997 Annie Belle Green McNeary, age 71, of Forestville, Md., died Friday, May 30, 1997 in Washington Hospital Center, Washington D.C. She was a native of Glade Spring and was the daughter of the late Hobart and Mary Glenn Vannoy Green. Survivors include one daughter, Vanja McNeary, Forestville, Md.; a host of godchildren, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 5, in Plum Creek Baptist Church, Glade Spring, with the Rev. Jasper Burrell officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon. A viewing will be held one hour before services. Marshall Funeral Home, Suitland, Md., and Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie, are in charge of arrangements.
McNew Betty Cahill   30 May 1997 Betty Cahill McNew, age 63, of Roanoke, died Friday, May 30, 1997 in Community Hospital, Roanoke. She was a native of Saltville and had lived in Roanoke for 27 years. She was of the Methodist faith and was the widow of Charles E. McNew. She was also preceded in death by her father, Albert "Brub" Cahill; and one sister-in-law, Loretta Cahill. Survivors include one daughter, Darla McNew, Roanoke; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Trudy McNew Jr., Roanoke; her mother, Katherine Cahill, Bristol; two brothers, Jim Cahill, Lexington, Ky., and Bill Cahill, Broadford; three sisters, Mary Arnold, Bristol, Tenn., JoAnn Cahill, Bristol, and Dee Boyd, Abingdon; three grandchildren, Brad, Leesee and Kali; two brothers-in-law, Lefty Arnold and Bo Boyd; her sister-in-law, Sharon Cahill; special friends, Brenda Hudgins and family; she is also survived by Rosa Irwin; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, June 2, in Mt. Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring, with the Rev. Bill Cahill officiating. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Phipps Harvie B.   30 May 1997 Harvie B. Phipps, age 91, of Flatridge, died Friday, May 30, 1997 at Twin County Regional Hospital, Galax. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Pauline Young Phipps and Maude Parks Phipps. Mr. Phipps was born Dec. 19, 1905 at Flatridge, the son of Ben and Betty Burton Phipps. He was a member and deacon of Burton's Chapel Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. June (Velma) Barker, Sugar Grove, and Mrs. Bill (Nancy) Hodge, Independence; two sons, Ben Phipps, Flatridge, and Harold Phipps, Chilhowie; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, several stepgreat- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m. in Burton's Chapel Baptist Church in Flatridge with the Rev. Joe Warren, Rev. Bill Moss and Rev. Bill Morefield officiating. Interment was in Burton's Chapel Cemetery. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Burton's Chapel Cemetery, c/o Garnett Ralph Ross, Treasurer, 252 Glenwood Road, Troutdale, VA 24378. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence was in charge of arrangements.
French Elizabeth Grey Taylor   31 May 1997 Elizabeth Grey Taylor French, age 73, of Chilhowie, died Saturday, May 31, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Kyle French; one son, Dennis K. French, Chilhowie; three brothers, Roy J. Taylor and William E. Taylor, both of Saltville, and Charles D. Taylor, Broadford; three sisters, Ethel T. Roe, Chilhowie, Annie Lee Overbay, Glade Spring, and Marie Roberts, Saltville; one granddaughter, Tara Elizabeth French. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 2, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Neitch and the Rev. Jimmy Taylor officiating. Burial was in Middle Fork Cemetery, Chilhowie. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Blankenbeckler Maxine 13 Jan 1923 1 Jun 1997 Maxine Blankenbeckler, age 74, of Sugar Grove, and Littleton, N.C., died Sunday, June 1, 1997 in Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. She was born Jan. 13, 1923 in Marion to Conley L. and Myrtle M. Rowland. Mrs. Blankenbeckler was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. She is survived by her husband, Marvin J. Blankenbeckler of Sugar Grove and Littleton, N.C.; one son, Marvin Blankenbeckler Jr., Sugar Grove; one daughter, Joyce Cox, Littleton, N.C.; six sisters: Bea Blevins, Belle White and Pat Weithman, all of Bucyrus, Ohio, Elizabeth Musser of Longview, Texas, Peggy Freshwater of Dayton, Ohio and Wilma Hoffman of Mansfield, Ohio; three brothers, Bill Rowland of Longview, Texas, Paul Rowland of Arab, Ala., and Waldo Rowland of Columbia, S.C.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3, at 2 p.m. in Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Tom Martin officiating. Burial followed in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Sugar Grove. The family suggests that any memorials may be made to the Sugar Grove Fire Department, c/o Jesse Choate, P.O. Box 108, Sugar Grove, VA 24375. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Reid Fred   1 Jun 1997 Fred Reid, age 86, of Chilhowie, died Sunday, June 1, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. He was a retired employee of the Marion Motor Company, and a retired farmer. He attended the Friendship Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nada Lou Martin Reid. Survivors include one son, Tom H. Reid, Mountain City, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Bob (Nelda) Phillips, and Mrs. Toby (Kate) Blevins, both of Chilhowie; two brothers, Heird Reid, Mountain City, Tenn., and Homer Reid, Chilhowie; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, June 4, in Friendship Baptist Church in Glade Spring with the Rev. Paul Jones and Dr. Jack Garland officiating. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church, 35411 Loves Mill Road, Glade Spring, VA 24340. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
Humphrey Ruth Painter   2 Jun 1997 Ruth Painter Humphrey, age 88, of Rural Retreat, died Monday, June 2, 1997 in Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Rural Retreat United Methodist Church. She attended the College of William & Mary and was a retired school teacher at the Rural Retreat Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Douglas Humphrey Sr. She is survived by one son, R. Douglas Humphrey Jr., DDS, of Rural Retreat; one grandson, Brad Humphrey, of Louisa; one sister, Doris P. Grubb, Rural Retreat; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat with the Rev. Robert Countiss officiating. The family requests that those who prefer may make memorials to the charity of their choice. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, June 4, at the Lindsey Funeral Home. Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat is in charge of arrangements.
Orr Isaac Weaver   2 Jun 1997 Isaac Weaver Orr Jr., age 79, died Monday, June 2, 1997 at his home in Elizabethton, Tenn. He was a native of Saltville and a member of First United Methodist Church in Elizabethton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Alva D. Orr. He was a former chemist with North American Rayon Corporation and a retired teacher of electronics with Northeast State Technical Institute. Survivors include his wife, Mary Sutton Orr; one sister, Mary Ellen Arnold, Chattanooga, Tenn.; one sister-in-law, Sylvia D. Orr, Port St. Lucy, Fla.; five nephews: Denton and Roger Orr, Tom Arnold, Keith and Richard Sutton; two nieces, Geri Gaynor and Brenda Cox; a goddaughter, Lisa Hendrich; special friends, James and Shirley Hughes, Weldon Stone and Grayton Riggs. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today, June 4, in Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Ken LaDuke officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 5, in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 68 tonight in Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
Osborne Lockie Jeanette   2 Jun 1997 Lockie Jeanette Osborne, age 53, of Chilhowie, died Monday, June 2, 1997 at her home. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Damascus. She is survived by her husband, John P. Osborne, Chilhowie; four daughters, Rosa Thomas, Chilhowie, Diane Lyman, Piney Flats, Tenn., Rebecca Belcher, Bristol, Tenn., Kathy Norris, Abingdon; one son, Joseph McClanahan, Glade Spring; her mother, Dixie B. Tolbert, Chilhowie; 13 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, June 4, at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Maye officiating. Burial will follow in the Grosses Creek Cemetery. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
Anderson Allen Earl   3 Jun 1997 Allen Earl Anderson, age 69, died Tuesday, June 3, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Anderson was a 30 year veteran of the United States Navy having served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 360 in Montverde, Fla., a member of Francis Marion VFW Post 4667, a member of the American Legion, and the Fleet Reserve Association. He retired from Disney World in Florida having worked there for 10 years. He was of the Lutheran faith. He is survived by one sister-in-law, Georgia McLaughlin of Marion; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services were conducted Friday, June 6, at 2 p.m. in Rose Lawn Cemetery with Pastor James Bangle officiating. Full military honors were rendered by the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Firestone Ralph William   3 Jun 1997 Ralph William Firestone, age 54, died Tuesday, June 3, 1997. Mr. Firestone was a native of West Virginia and had lived a number of years in the Marion area. He was a self-employed contractor and was a member of the Herndon Freewill Baptist Church in West Virginia. Survivors include three sons, Tim Firestone, Tony Firestone, and Mark Firestone, all of Marion; one daughter, Taméra Firestone, Athens, W.Va.; his mother, Ethel Firestone, Vinton; three brothers, Clarence Firestone, Mobile, Ala., Mitchell Firestone, Falls Church, and David Firestone, Herndon, W.Va.; two sisters, Linda L. Pierce and Mary De Vault, both of Vinton; one grandson, Anthony Firestone Jr. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 5, at 1:30 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Chapel with burial in the Attoway Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Luck Harvey   3 Jun 1997 Harvey Luck, age 83, of Damascus, died Tuesday, June 3, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Prince William County and had lived in Damascus for the past seven years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was owner and operator of Luck & Albrite Plumbing and was a member of the VFW in Manassas. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, in the National Memorial Park, Falls Church, with the Rev. Gregory Loewer officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the American Cancer Society, 167 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Bales Clara Barnett   5 Jun 1997 Clara Barnett Bales, age 97, died Thursday, June 5, 1997 in Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. She was a member of the Cedar Bluff Baptist Church and had worked at Collins Department Store and Baldwins in Marion for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Bales. She is survived by one sister-in-law, Mrs. Vance Barnett of Richmond; three stepchildren: Fred Bales, Richmond, Frank Bales, Anderson, Ind., and Wilma Snyder, Salem, Ore.; several nieces, nephews, great-and great-great-nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held today, June 7, at 2 p.m. in Round Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Beck officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Evans Dorothy Ritchie   5 Jun 1997 Dorothy Ritchie Evans, age 80, of Damascus, died Thursday, June 5, 1997 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and was the widow of Charles R. Evans. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth M. Evans. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Janice) McConnell of Hickory, N.C.; three sisters, Elizabeth Edmondson of Damascus, Ellen Dunn of Abingdon, and June Nelson of Piney Flats, Tenn.; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Sunset Memorial Park with the Rev. Warren M. Wilson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Wright Chapel United Methodist Church, 21651 Monroe Road, Damascus, VA 24236. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Price Walford J.C.   6 Jun 1997 Walford J.C. Price, age 78, of Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, June 6, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Roanoke and had lived in Bristol most of his life. He was a member of Westhighlands Church and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a former employee of Monroe Corporation and former owner of Exit 4 Phillips 66 Service Station. Survivors include his wife, Naomi Price; two daughters, Mrs. Cary (Teresa) Fulwider, Bristol, Tenn., and Mrs. Glenn (Holly) Dudley, Ellicott City, Md.; one sister, Dorothy Frye, Broadford; three brothers, Douglas Price, Chilhowie, Jim D. Price, Saltville, and Robert "Bob" Price, Glade Spring, six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 8, in Westhighlands Church with the Rev. J. Samuel Rasnake officiating. Committal service was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 9, in the Veterans Administration National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westhighlands Church, 2222 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, Tenn. 37620. Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of arrangements.
Asbury Edward T. "E.T."   7 Jun 1997 Edward T. "E.T." Asbury, age 73, of Saltville, died Wednesday, June 4, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a former employee of the Olin Corporation, a veteran of World War II and a member of William King Masonic Lodge No. 227. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Rector Asbury; two daughters, Mrs. E.P. (Debbie) Ogle, Marion, and Mrs. Dennis (Lori) Gillespie, Rich Valley; two sons, Edward T. "Eddie" Asbury Jr., Chilhowie, and Mark H. Asbury, Charlottesville; two sisters, Olivene A. Farris, Saltville and Jane A. Leach, Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Charles E. Asbury, Saltville, and Robert I. Asbury, Marion; four grandchildren, Trey Asbury, Annie Ogle, Megan Ogle and Caitlyn Asbury; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, June 7, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott A. Robertson-Gouge officiating, assisted by Mark Asbury. A military graveside service will be conducted by the Saltville VFW Post No. 7328 and Masonic rites conducted by William King Lodge No. 227 will follow in the Mount Rose Cemetery. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Coleman Jennie Lee Campbell   7 Jun 1997 Jennie Lee Campbell Coleman, age 65, died Saturday, June 7, 1997 at her home in Damascus. Survivors include her husband, James L. Coleman; one daughter, Denise Roane, Richmond; one stepson, Greg Coleman, Kingsport, Tenn.; one brother, Eugene Campbell, Hagerstown, Md.; two sisters, Josephine Howlett, Richmond, and Pearl Hanley, Rural Retreat; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Bowling and the Rev. William Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Chilhowie Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of the arrangements.
McFarlane William Jennings   7 Jun 1997 William Jennings McFarlane Jr., age 69, died Saturday, June 7, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. McFarlane was a native of Wythe County but had lived most of his life in Smyth County. He was retired from the Southwestern Virginia State Hospital with more than 32 years of service. He was a member of the Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was also a member of the Gideons International. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and an honorary lifetime member of the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. He was also an avid fisherman, hunter and woodworker. Survivors include his wife, Laura E. McFarlane; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Donna) VanHoy, Marion; two sons, Dennis G. McFarlane and William Douglas McFarlane, both of Marion; two brothers, Troy McFarlane, Marion, and Eugene McFarlane, Kingsport, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) Eller, Salem, and Nora Painter, Charleston, S.C.; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 9, at 2 p.m. in Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Sage and the Rev. Bob Steele officiating. Interment followed in the Roselawn Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Holliday Harry E.   9 Jun 1997 William W. "Bill" Holliday, age 83, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and was retired from the Norfolk & Western Railroad with 35 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Irene Callahan Holliday of Marion; two daughters, Linda Holliday Grubb and Peggy Holliday Frye, both of Marion; two sons-in-law, Douglas V. Grubb and Foye C. Frye, both of Marion; three grandchildren, Jennifer Grubb Henson and husband Michael, Douglas Grubb II, all of Marion and William "Billy" Frye of Blacksburg; one great-grandson, Matthew Henson of Marion; one sister, Eve H. Groseclose of Speedwell. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 3, at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo and the Rev. George Mowrey officiating. Graveside services were held Friday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. George Mowrey officiating. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Mutter Carolyn Thea Norris   9 Jun 1997 Carolyn Rhea Norris Mutter, age 52, died Monday, June 9, 1997 in Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, Johnson City, Tenn. She was a native of Washington County and a resident of Mountain City, Tenn., for the past seven years. Survivors include four sons, Sammy Wayne Mutter, Charles Ray Mutter, both of Glade Spring, Vance Alexander Mutter, Bristol, Tenn., and Hallie O'Dale Mutter, Atkins; one brother, Clifford Norris, Shepardsville, Ky.; one sister, Minnie Norris, Mountain City, Tenn.; one grandchild, Meaghan Nicole Mutter; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 12, at 11 a.m. in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Jones and the Rev. Tommy Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Kelly's Chapel Cemetery, Glade Spring. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of the arrangements.
Stanley Ina Mae   9 Jun 1997 Ina Mae Stanley, age 74, of Glade Spring, died Monday, June 9, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Survivors include her husband, Harley E. Stanley; seven sons, Johnny Stanley, Elmer Stanley, Larry Stanley, Bill Stanley, Paul Stanley and Gary Stanley, all of Glade Spring, and Charles Stanley, Chilhowie; three daughters, Mrs. Earnest (Nellie) Price and Mrs. Clayton (Carrie) Trent, both of Glade Spring, and Mrs. Autrey (Betty) Cooper, Ferrum; one sister, Irene Baker, Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Earl Daugherty, Darlington, Md., and James Stanley, Baltimore, Md.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Hazelwood officiating. Burial was in Baptist Cemetery, Glade Spring. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Farris A.C.   10 Jun 1997 A. C. Farris, age 82, of Newport News, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997 in Riverside Hospital. He was a native of Saltville and had lived most of his life in Newport News. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Farris; one brother, Paul W. Farris, Saltville; two nephews, Donald Smith, Saltville, and Rodney Farris, Abingdon. Amory Funeral Home in Grafton was in charge of arrangements.
Hall Fields Vernon 12 Jan 1925 12 Jun 1997 The Rev. Fields Vernon Hall, age 72, of Staunton, died Thursday, June 12, 1997 in the Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville. He was born on Jan. 12, 1925 in Smyth County, a son of the late Vernon and Dinah Blevins Hall and stepson of Mary Church Hall. Rev. Hall was an ordained minister. He was a member of the Gospel Light Baptist Church of Waynesboro. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Fannie Frances Church Hall; five sons: Rev. Frank Hall and wife Judy of Verona; Jeff Hall and wife Sandy of Waynesboro; Charles Vernon Hall and wife Joyce of Staunton; Phillip Eugene Hall of Pensacola, Fla.; and Roger Lee Hall and wife Patsy of Bristol; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dinah Frances and Ray Cash of Staunton, and Virginia Darlene and Frankie Rankin of Fishersville; five brothers: Chester Hall of Washington, Ga., James Hall, Preston Hall and Jerry Hall, all of Marion, Mickie Hall of Abingdon; five sisters, Stella Robinson, Martha Largen, Louise Wyatt, and Barbara Taylor, all of Marion, and Elsie Rose of Tampa, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 15, at 2 p.m. in Henry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Stanley Price and Frank Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Memorial Park. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at the funeral home. It is suggested that those who wish may make memorial donations to the Bloodmobile of the American Red Cross, Augusta County Chapter, 001 Middlebrook Ave., Staunton, VA 24401 or to the Missionary work of the donor's choice. Henry Funeral Home in Fishersville is in charge of arrangements.
French Weaver "Conrad"   12 Jun 1997 Weaver "Conrad" French, age 69, of Tannersville, died Thursday, June 12, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 43 years, where he was a mail carrier in the Rich Valley area. He was a lifetime member of the Saltville Rescue Squad, a charter member of the Tannersville Rescue Squad, past master of Rich Valley Masonic Lodge No. 172 and past patron of the Saltville Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife, Jane Comer French; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Cathy French, Tannersville; two grandsons, Jeremy Repass and Brandon Repass; one brother, John French, Tannersville; one sister, Olivene Morand, Cary, N.C.; a special friend, Kristi Funk; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, June 14, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Cahill and Jeff Comer officiating. A military graveside service will be conducted by the Saltville VFW Post No. 7328 and Masonic rites conducted by Rich Valley Masonic Lodge No. 172 will follow in the Mount Rose Cemetery. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Yarber Edward Benny   13 Jun 1997 Edward Benny Yarber Sr., age 64, of Glade Spring, died Friday, June 13, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Washington County, was self-employed and was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include four sons, Edward B. Yarber Jr., and John Yarber, both of Abingdon, William Yarber, Meadowview, and Michael Yarber, Essex, Md.; four daughters, Rita Crosswhite and Judy Crosswhite, both of Meadowview, Debbie Buckles, Abingdon, and Kimberly Yarber, Jacksonville, Fla.; his mother, Bessie Yarber, Glade Spring; six brothers: Jimmy Yarber, Bristol, Tenn., Joe Yarber, Frank Yarber, Riley Yarber and Carter Yarber, all of Glade Spring, and Leonard Yarber, Emory; four sisters: Betty Blevins, Bristol, Tenn., Rosemary O'Quinn and Linnie Litton, both of Meadowview, and Lulabelle Delp, Glade Spring; 19 grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, June 16, in Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery with military rites conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Davidson Nellie Gray   14 Jun 1997 Nellie Gray Davidson, age 58, died Saturday, June 14, 1997 at her home in Chilhowie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Blake Davidson and her parents, John A. and Nannie Crabtree Wyatt. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Libby and Rickie Sessor, and Kay Davidson, all of Chilhowie; three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Jr. (Carlo) and Patti Proffit of Chilhowie, Michael and Robin Proffit of Blountville, Tenn., and Ronnie Jr. and Sharon Davidson, Chilhowie; seven grandchildren: Machelle Proffit, Charlie Proffit III, Lucas Proffit, Chase Sessor, Chance Sessor, Ashleigh Thomas and Kayla Martin; three sisters, Lola Ritchie of Stratford, N.J., Joan Goad of Hawthorne, Fla., and Teresa Norris of Marion; two brothers, Ed Wyatt and John Wyatt, both of Marion. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 17, at 2 p.m. at the Ridgedale United Methodist Church in Rich Valley with the Rev. Frank Chapman Jr. and the Rev. Luther Watson officiating. Burial followed in Ridgedale Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Parks Gracie Mae   15 Jun 1997 Gracie Mae Parks, age 75, died Sunday, June 15, 1997 in Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Parks was a native of Smyth County. She was employed with the Virginia House Restaurant, the Beacon Restaurant and the Lincoln Hotel. She also assisted with the care of the elderly and was of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of William Wister Parks. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Joe M. Sheets, Princeton, W.Va.; two sons, William James Parks, Meadowview, and John Oscar Totten, Marion; three stepdaughters, Myrtle Moore and Mildred Parks, both of Battle Creek, Mich., and Charlotte Warfield, Federalsburg, Md.; one sister, Eva Widener, Glade Spring; one brother, Wiley Harris, Marion; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today, June 18, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Dockery officiating. Interment will follow in the Ridgedale Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Surber Dale   15 Jun 1997 Dale Surber, age 75, of Saltville, died Sunday, June 15, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. He was a Master Mason with the William King Lodge No. 227, a veteran of World War II, a deacon at McCready United Methodist Church and retired from the Olin Corp. He was a lifelong resident of Smyth County and a charter member of the Saltville Rescue Squad. He is survived by his wife, Lizzie Emma Carter Surber; two sons, Curtis Surber, Des Plaines, Ill., and Ricky Surber, Chilhowie; three brothers, Frank Surber, Thomas Surber and Robert Surber, all of Saltville; one sister, Meleta Cecil, Saltville; five grandchildren: Shawn Surber, Brian Davin Surber, James Curtis Surber, Stephen Shea Surber, and Morgan LaFaye Robins; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, June 18, at 11 a.m. in D.R. Henderson Funeral Chapel with burial in Mount Rose Cemetery. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by William King Lodge 227. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Daugherty Willie Pansy   16 Jun 1997 Willie Pansy Daugherty, age 77, of Sugar Grove, died Monday, June 16, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She had resided most of her life in Sugar Grove where she was a member of the Wharf Hill United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, French and Marietta Keesling; three sons, Johnny, Ronnie and Danny Daugherty. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Fred E. Daugherty, Sugar Grove; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Mike Baldwin of Sugar Grove; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Randy and Trish Daugherty, and Rickie Daugherty, all of Sugar Grove; one sister, Jackie DuMond of Tallahassee, Fla.; two brothers, Kelly Keesling of Rural Retreat, and Harold Keesling of Roxboro, N.C.; one granddaughter, Misty Daugherty Crutchfield of Chilhowie; one great-granddaughter, Carly Crutchfield; two step-granddaughters, Heather Baldwin and Jessica Wagoner; one former daughter-in-law, Patsy Doyle of Marion; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 19, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Tom Martin and the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Sugar Grove. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaver- Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Gobble William Arnold   16 Jun 1997 William Arnold Gobble, age 76, died Monday, June 16, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a member of Cedars Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mabel Blevins Gobble, Marion; one daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Jimmy Fletcher, Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Susan Gobble, Marion; four sisters: Lula Belle Rader, Louisiana, Mary Powell, Ben Salem, Penn., Frances Privette, Aberdeen, Md., and Violet Halsey, Marion; two brothers, David Gobble, Marion, and Eugene Gobble, Aberdeen, Md.; two grandsons, Jerry Fletcher, Atkins, and Brian Fletcher, Marion; two great-grandchildren: Kelsey and Austin Fletcher. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Avery Sheets and the Rev. Charles Blevins officiating. Burial was in Grosses Creek Cemetery. Francis Marion VFW Post 4667 conducted graveside military honors. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Hayden Nannie G.   17 Jun 1997 Nannie G. Hayden, age 74, of Saltville, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997 in Henrico Doctors Hospital in Richmond. She was the widow of Arthur Hayden Sr. She was also preceded in death by three sons: James Hayden, Dempsey Hayden and Charles Hayden; and two grandchildren: Theresa Ann Frye and Kevin Hayden. Survivors include one son, Arthur Hayden Jr., Saltville; two daughters, Charlotte Sue Frye, Prince George, and Patsy MacKenzie, Chester; four grandchildren: David Hayden, Crystal MacKenzie, James Hayden Jr., and Sandy Marie Frye; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, in Mount Rose Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Briggs officiating. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Hayton Paul E.   17 Jun 1997 Rev. Paul E. Hayton, age 61, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a dedicated minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was a talented gospel musician, playing instruments. Although legally blind, he could do carpenter work and cabinet building. He was the best father and a great light has left our midst. He is survived by his wife, Beulah Jackson Hayton of Marion; one daughter, Rebekah Howdeshell of Damascus; three sons, Bobby E. Hayton of Saltville, Steve A. Hayton of Marion, and Timothy P. Hayton of Maiden, N.C.; six sisters: Gerthel Taylor of Marion, Adell Davidson and Christine Neal, both of Saltville, Burnice Henegar of Norfolk, Elsie Waldon of Rockville, Md., and Thelma Lewis of Abingdon; three brothers, Avery Hayton and R.D. Hayton, both of Saltville, and Marcial Hayton of Liberty, S.C.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 20, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Roy E. Shrewsbury, the Rev. Jim Jeffords, the Rev. Larry Jeffords, and the Rev. Monroe Greely officiating. Burial followed in Wassum Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Johnson Ethel Lucille Butler   17 Jun 1997 Ethel Lucille Butler Johnson, age 96, of Glade Spring, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of Moses Johnson. Survivors include one foster son, Melvin Bailey, Cleveland, Ohio; three foster daughters, Mildred Bailey, Della Bailey, both of Cleveland, Ohio, and Creella Bailey, Knoxville, Tenn.; two nieces, Annie Vannoy, Glade Spring, and Kay Frances Fullen, Tennessee; and one nephew, Charles Pitts Bradley, Bristol. Funeral services were conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. W.A. Johnson and the Rev. Barbara Bradley officiating. Burial was in Seals- Brown Cemetery, Glade Spring. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
McClanahan Helen G.   17 Jun 1997 Helen G. McClanahan, age 93, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997 in the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. Mrs. McClanahan was the firstborn of the 13 children of the late Charles and Anna Goble. She attended Knoxville College and later was a school teacher in a one room school in Sugar Grove. She was a member of the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sisters, Patricia Kane of Hampton, Juanita Allen of Huntington Station, Long Island, N.Y., and Anne Broady of Pasco, Wash.; four brothers, David Goble of Hampton, Charles Goble and Henry Goble, both of Marion, and William Goble of St. Louis, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Alice McClanahan of Gary, Ind.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carol Ferguson officiating. Burial followed in the Roundhill Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Watson Lacy   17 Jun 1997 Lacy Watson, age 61, of Damascus, died Wednesday, June 17, 1997 in Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol. Survivors include his wife, Hazel B. Watson; one son, Phillip Watson, Damascus; three daughters, Terry Funn, Shady Valley, Tenn., Mary Watson, Damascus, and Janie Watson, Trade, Tenn.; two sisters, Leona Friberg, Chilhowie, and Rosalee Riffey, Damascus; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, June 21, in Azen Baptist Church with burial in Azen Cemetery. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.
Heath Thelma K.   18 Jun 1997 Thelma K. Heath, age 75, of Meadowview, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Christina Heath; one brother, Clyde Baumgarner; one sister, Ruby Moore; and grandson, Paul Taylor Jr. Survivors include her husband, Russell Heath; three sons, Tom Heath, Hickory, N.C., Sam Heath, Bristol, and Wayne Heath, Damascus; four daughters, Mary Lewis, Damascus, Jean Taylor, Hickory, N.C., Brenda Mulkey, Meadowview, and Jane DeBusk, Glade Spring; three daughters-in-law, Betty Ann, Betty J. and Nancy Heath; four sons-in-law, Lonnie Lewis, Paul Taylor, Les Mulkey and Gene DeBusk; two sisters, Susie L. Rogers, Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Gladys Heath, Glade Spring; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two step- grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, in Farris Funeral Chapel with burial in Rush Creek Cemetery. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Pennington Isabell Virginia   18 Jun 1997 Isabell Virginia Pennington, age 79, of Abingdon, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. She was a native of Smyth County and was the widow of Orley Delmer Pennington. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe and Lessie Denny Blevins; and one daughter, Myrtle Pechan. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Konnarock. Survivors include three daughters: Betty Carol Pennington, Abingdon, Mrs. A.L. (Sarah) Cusson, Tucker, Ga., and Mrs. Earl (Eleanor) Wilcox, Chantilly; one brother, William Blevins, Stanley; three sisters, Hazel Pennington, Konnarock, Catherine Martin, Marion, and Rachael Morrisette, Newport News; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three step- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, in St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Konnarock with the Rev. Roger Kluttz officiating. Burial was in Laurel Valley Cemetery in Troutdale. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 167 East Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Boots Harry D.   19 Jun 1997 Harry D. Boots, age 69, of Atkins, died Thursday, June 19, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Boots was a native of the Lakeport, Calif., area and had been living in Smyth County since the death of his wife, Sandra K. Boots, last year. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Kite, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Rhodenia Sevey; three sons: Donald Boots, Knoxville, Tenn., Ronald Boots, Atkins, and David Boots, Tracy, Calif.; one brother, Orville Boots, Santa Rosa, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, one nephew, and three nieces. Graveside services will be held Sunday, June 22, at 2 p.m. in Roundhill Cemetery with the Rev. Perry Hall officiating. Full military honors will be provided by Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. The family will receive friends Sunday from noon until time of service at the funeral home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Tilson Goldie   20 Jun 1997 Goldie Copenhaver Tilson, age 86, died Friday, June 20, 1997 at the Wellmont House in Bristol, Tenn. She was a native of Washington County who had lived in Smyth County for the past 23 years. She was a member of Rock Springs Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of Steward B. Copenhaver Sr., and James R. Tilson. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Neese Sr., and three brothers, Everett Neese, Noel Neese and Carl Neese. Survivors include two sons, Steward B. Copenhaver Jr., and Ernest E. Copenhaver Sr., both of Meadowview; two daughters, Eula C. Roe, Meadowview and Louise "Tiny" C. Gray, Marion; one daughter-in-law, Alberta M. Copenhaver; one son-in-law, John M. Gray Sr.; three brothers, Oscar Neese and Bernard Neese, both of Abingdon, and Arthur B. Neese Jr., Meadowview; four sisters, Marie Copenhaver and Vivian Mock, both of Meadowview, Ruby Graybeal, Emory, and Dorothy Cannon, Glade Spring; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two special friends, Nancy Wyatt and Virginia Abel. Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Thornton officiating. Burial followed in Knollkreg Memorial Park, Abingdon. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Bates Burnace Gerald "Abb"   21 Jun 1997 Burnace Gerald "Abb" Bates, 57, of Glade Spring, died Saturday, June 21, 1997 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He had lived most of his life in Glade Spring. He was employed as a manager at Tennessee Investment Casting Company in Bristol, Tenn., and was a former employee of Monroe Calculating Machine Company in Bristol. Mr. Bates was a charter member of Grace Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder, trustee and Sunday School teacher. He was a former deacon and youth group director at the church. He was a former member of the Glade Spring Planning Commission, a former active member of the Patrick Henry High School Band Boosters, had coached youth basketball and was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Anne Bates; three daughters, Pam Williams, Meadowview, Cindy Davenport, Glade Spring, and Abby Quillen, Lebanon; four brothers, Don Bates, Indianapolis, Ind., Ronnie Bates, Abingdon, Colin Bates, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Richard Bates, Marion; one sister, Carol Murray, Marion; four grandchildren, Andy Williams, Adam Williams, Chris Davenport and Kim Davenport; three sons-in-law, Tom Williams, Mark Davenport, and Richard Quillen. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Glade Spring with the Rev. Wiley Mayo and Mr. Joe Clark officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, c/o Ann LeMieux, 111 N. Monte Vista Dr., Glade Spring, VA 24340. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Baumgardner William Clay   21 Jun 1997 William Clay Baumgardner, 69, of Seven Mile Ford, died Saturday, June 21, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a native of Smyth County and the son of the late Joseph Clay and Elta Ratliff Baumgardner. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Annie Clapp Baumgardner; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and John Hankla Sr., Seven Mile Ford, and Ann and Buddy Call, Saltville; one brother, Walter Baumgardner, Chilhowie; four grandsons, John Hankla Jr., Marion, Clay Hankla, Mark Hankla, both of Seven Mile Ford, and Bryan Call, Saltville; three stepgrandchildren: Stacy Berry, Shawn Berry and Junior Berry; one great-granddaughter, Diana K. Hankla, Chilhowie; one great-grandson, Robert Hunter Hankla, Seven Mile Ford. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 23, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Neitch and the Rev. Paul Doane officiating. Burial was in the Thomas Cemetery in Adwolfe. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Brown Daniel Lester   21 Jun 1997 Daniel Lester Brown, 95, died Saturday, June 21, 1997 in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie. He was the former owner and operator of the Dip Dog Stand in Marion. He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Marie Elswick Brown. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Larry D. and Jackie Brown, Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Mae Martin, Essex, Md.; one grandson, Logan Brown, Knoxville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Harcum and the Rev. Billy Joe Dixon officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, Chilhowie. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Lucy F.   22 Jun 1997 Lucy F. Thomas, age 85, of Glade Spring, died Sunday, June 22, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She had lived most of her life in Washington County and was of the Church of God faith. She was the widow of Samuel S. Thomas and was also preceded in death by a grandson, Teddy Thomas. Survivors include five sons: Freddie Thomas, Earl Thomas and Larry Thomas, all of Glade Spring, Steward Thomas, Marion, and Jerry Thomas, Abingdon; four daughters, Ernestine Thomas and Frances Thompson, both of Glade Spring, and Annie Mae Cardwell and Wanda Harris, both of Saltville; one sister, Lottie Holly, Glade Spring; 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Poston officiating. Burial was in Mount Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon handled arrangements.
Williams Everette Ray   24 Jun 1997 Everette Ray Williams, age 64, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997 in the Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Williams was a lifelong resident of Smyth County and retired from D.G. Mouldings with over 16 years of employment. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha L. Williams. Survivors include five daughters: Mary Jane Fortune and Christina Hancock, both of Groseclose; Janie Terry and Patricia Witherspoon, both of Chilhowie, and Dianna Hamm, Glade Spring; one son, Billy R. Williams, Marion; one sister, Frances Sheets, Marion; one brother, Blaine Williams, Greensboro, N.C.; a special friend, Tony Evans; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 26, at 8 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Neitch officiating. Interment was held Friday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at the Thomas Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
York Sadie Marie 4 Jul 1921 25 Jun 1997 Sadie Marie York, age 75, died Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at her home in Twining, Mich. She was born July 4, 1921 in Marion to James and Berta Starling. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey York; one daughter, Sharon York; one brother, Ralph; and two sisters, Edna and Ruby. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Parker, Turner, Mich.; three sons, Ronald York, Hohenwald, Tenn., Jonathan York, Durand, Mich., and Jeffery York, Midland, Mich.; four sisters, Ruth Potter, Lillian Bush, Barbara Hutton and Iva Bradley, all of Marion; three grandchildren, Rebecca Cottrell, Kirk York and Eric York. Funeral services will be conducted today, June 28, at 10 a.m. in the Forshee Funeral Home in Twining, Mich. Interment will follow in the Cedar Valley Cemetery. Forshee Funeral Home in Twining, Mich., is in charge of arrangements. This is a courtesy announcement by Barnett's Funeral Home.
Hamm Mattie Maude 24 Sep 1921 25 Jun 1997 Mattie Maude Hamm, age 75, formerly of Ashe County, N.C., died Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home. Ms. Hamm was born in Ashe County on Sept. 24, 1921 to Leonard Smith Hamm and Mamie Cordilia Black Hamm. She was a sewing machine operator in a textile factory. She is survived by a son, Ray Phipps of Aberdeen, Md.; three brothers, Junior Hamm of Port Deposit, Md., Lawrence Hamm of Crumpler, N.C., and Elmer Hamm of Grassy Creek, N.C.; four sisters, Faye Blackburn of Darlington, Md., Irene Pennington of Aberdeen, Md., Viola Church of Grassy Creek, N.C., and Jean Teaster of Crumpler, N.C.; one grandchild and one great- grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, June 28, at 11 a.m. at Boone Family Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Reeves Jones and the Rev. Rex Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens, Jefferson, N.C. Boone Family Funeral Service Inc., of West Jefferson, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
Kent Hilda Clear   25 Jun 1997 Hilda Clear Kent, Glade Spring, died Wednesday, June 25, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was a native of Saltville but had lived in Glade Spring for a number of years. She was a beautician before her retirement and was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of Preston M. Kent. Survivors include one son, Robert J. Kent, Newport News; two daughters, Ruth Moss, Danville, and Doris Frazier, Woodberry, Tenn.; one sister, Margaret Frye, Saltville; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, in Farris Funeral Chapel with burial in Mount Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the Funeral Home. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is handling arrangements.
Abel Harvey James   26 Jun 1997 Harvey James Abel, age 59, died Thursday, June 26, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Sue Abel, Marion; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Carrie Abel, and William Harvey and Bobbie Jean Abel, all of Marion; one daughter and son-in- law, Amanda and James Hagee, Chilhowie; one brother, Reece Abel, Chilhowie; one special nephew, Wayne Abel; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, June 28, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Adam Love officiating. Burial will follow in the Osborne & Hatfield Cemetery in Tannersville. Barnett's. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sawyers Jessie D.   27 Jun 1997 Jessie D. Sawyers, age 73, died Friday, June 27, 1997 in Radford. Mrs. Sawyers was the widow of Ernest E. Buck Sawyers. She was a member of the Furnace Hill Lutheran Church and had volunteered at the Smyth County Community Hospital as a Pink Lady. Survivors include one son, E. Wayne Sawyers, Dublin; two daughters, Carol Lucas, Radford, and Kay Sawyers, Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, William Dolinger, Petersburg, and Scott Dolinger, Marion; one sister, Margaret Dolinger, Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, in the Furnace Hill Lutheran Church with Pastor Edward Schaak officiating. Interment followed in the Attoway Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Barton Laura Ennis   28 Jun 1997 Laura Ennis Barton, age 94, died Saturday, June 28, 1997 in Francis Marion Manor. Ms. Barton was a lifelong resident of Smyth County having lived in the Sugar Grove and Teas area. She attended the Valley View Baptist church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, June 30, at 8 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Interment was held Tuesday, July 1, at 10 a.m. at the McCarter Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Cannon William Herman   28 Jun 1997 William Herman Cannon, age 87, of Saltville, died Saturday, June 28, 1997 in University Medical Center, Lebanon, Tenn. He was a native of Heaton, N.C., and a retired boiler tender for Olin Chemical Corporation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxie Cannon. Survivors include five sons: Bill Cannon, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Douglas Cannon, Charlotte, N.C., Delano Cannon, Bossier City, La., Johnny Cannon, Glade Spring, and Pete Cannon, St. Albans, W.Va.; four daughters: Barbara Harris and Jennelle Taylor, both of Saltville, Joyce Blake Taylor, Princeton, W.Va., and Darlene Russom, Mountain City, Tenn.; one brother, Roy Blain Cannon, Canton, Ohio; 31 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, July 2, in Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Building Program, First Church of God, Chilhowie, VA 24319. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Paul Frederick W.   29 Jun 1997 Frederick W. Paul Jr., age 62, formerly of Saltville and Marion, died Sunday, June 29, 1997 at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Darlene S. Paul; two daughters, Ellen Nipper, Marion, and Lisa Cederberg, Citrus Heights, Calif.; one sister, Dr. Geraldine W. Paul, Sun City, Ariz.; two grandchildren. Memorial services will be held in Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, Marion, at a later date. This is a courtesy announcement by D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville.
Sturgill Glendon   29 Jun 1997 Glendon Blaine Sturgill Sr., age 43, died Sunday, June 29, 1997 in Port Deposit, Md. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary V. Gillespie Sturgill. He is survived by his father, Cleveland Blaine Sturgill Sr., Chilhowie; two sons, Glendon Blaine Sturgill Jr., Indiana, and Brandon Avery Sturgill, Lancaster, Penn.; two daughters, Tina Hamm and Nicole Polly Jones, both of Port Deposit, Md.; one brother, Cleveland Blaine Sturgill Jr., Perryville, Md. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 3, at 1 p.m. at Patterson Funeral Home, Perryville, Md., with the Rev. Dr. John M.R. Gauger officiating. Burial followed in Principio Cemetery in Perryville, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Patterson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 188, Perryville, Md. 21903. Patterson Funeral Home in Perryville, Md., was in charge of arrangements. This is a courtesy announcement by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
Wheeler Clarence O.   29 Jun 1997 Clarence O. Wheeler, age 70, died Sunday, June 29, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He is survived by several cousins. Funeral services will be held today, July 2, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Donald Hazelwood officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 10 to 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Davis Jimmy Wilson   30 Jun 1997 Jimmy Wilson Davis, age 48, died Monday, June 30, 1997 at his home in Bristol. He was a native of West Jefferson, N.C., and had lived in Grayson County before moving to Bristol 25 years ago. He was an employee of Dana Corporation, Marion, and a U.S. Army veteran serving in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Kaye G. Davis; one daughter, Debra Kaye Morgan, Berea, Ky.; one son, Jason Wayne Davis, Bristol; his parents, Tam and Alma Davis, Whitetop; one sister, Loretta D. Hall, Sugar Grove; one brother, Jackie Davis, Weber City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, in Campbell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. T.A. Pennington and Charles E. Morgan officiating. Burial followed in Haw Orchard Baptist Church Cemetery, Rugby, with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 275, Lansing, N.C. Campbell Funeral Home in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Price Ethel Kate   30 Jun 1997 Ethel Kate Price, age 89, of Saltville, died Monday, June 30, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. She was former owner of Empire Fashion Shop, Saltville, and the widow of Arthur Price. Survivors include one sister-in-law, Hallie Elliot, Saltville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, July 2, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Luther Watson officiating. Burial will be in Elizabeth Cemetery. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Waddell Ray   30 Jun 1997 Ray Waddell, age 81, of Troutdale, died Monday, June 30, 1997 in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie. He was a native of Grayson County and had lived most of his life in Konnarock. He was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Konnarock, and was a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Ruby D. Waddell; one stepdaughter, Charlene Blevins, Whitetop; two stepsons, Lewis Hoffman, Matoaco, and Kenneth Hoffman, Morgantown, Penn.; five sisters: Jincy Testerman and Kate Blevins, both of Grassy Creek, N.C., Grace Sheetz, Bel Air, Md., Pauline Walker, Peach Bottom, Penn., and Kathleen Hart, Paradise, Penn.; one brother, George Waddell, Lansing, N.C.; seven step-grandchildren; eight step-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, in St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Konnarock, with the Rev. John Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Azen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, July 2, in Johnson Funeral Home. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus is handling arrangements.
Atwell Barbara Jean   1 Jul 1997 Barbara Jean Atwell, age 54, died Tuesday, July 1, 1997 at her home in Marion. Mrs. Atwell was a native of Smyth County and a member of the Gethsemane Baptist Church. She was a registered nurse having received her Associate Degree from the Wytheville Community College. She was employed in the Intensive Care Unit of the Wytheville Community Hospital. Mrs. Atwell was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Myrtle Testerman and two sisters, Hilda Dennison and Kate White. Survivors include her husband, Carl Atwell; two daughters, Rita Faye Cutler, Bavon, and Brenda Kay Sexton, Virginia Beach; one brother, Robert Testerman, Roanoke; one grandchild, Joshua Casey Sexton. Funeral services were held Friday, July 4, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pat Gilbert officiating. Interment followed in the Slemp Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bradley Arika Mackenzie   1 Jul 1997 Arika Mackenzie Bradley, infant daughter of Eric and Melinda Bradley of Meadowview, died Tuesday, July 1, 1997 in Johnson City Medical Center. Other survivors include her maternal grandparents, Harold and Jane Wilcox of Meadowview; her paternal grandmother, Jennifer Browning of Meadowview; her maternal great-grandparents, Bobby and Cleta Blevins, Fayetteville, W.Va.; her paternal great-grandparents, James and Pauline Scott, Abingdon; two uncles. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, July 3, at 11 a.m. in Azen Cemetery, Konnarock, with the Rev. Robert Carbary officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to the Ronald McDonald House, 418 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Brooks Ruby Thompson   2 Jul 1997 Ruby Thompson Brooks, age 79, of Adwolfe, died Wednesday, July 2, 1997 in the Francis Marion Manor. She was the widow of Sam Calvin Brooks. Mrs. Brooks was a native of West Virginia and had lived most of her life in Smyth County. She retired from the Southwestern State Hospital and attended the Liberty Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Hall, Marion; one son, Gary Brooks, Marion; one brother, Daniel G. Thompson, Seven Mile Ford; two grandchildren, Theresa Brooks and Jerry Hall. Funeral services will be held today, July 5, at 10 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Pickle officiating. Interment will follow in the West Cemetery. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hawk Danny Eugene Wilford   2 Jul 1997 Danny Eugene Wilford Hawk, age 46, of Ceres, died Wednesday, July 2, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Hawk was a native of Nebraska and had been living in Smyth County for 30 years. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Intermont College and was employed with Brunswick as a property administrator. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Hawk. Survivors include his wife, Gail Hawk; one son, Joseph Hawk, Ceres; his father, Lester Joe Hawk, Ceres; three brothers, Tim Hawk, North Dakota, Jack Hawk and Ken Hawk, both of Ceres; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, July 4, at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Zion Church in Rich Valley with the Rev. Harold Toms officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Graveside military honors were rendered by the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
McCracken Nellie I.   3 Jul 1997 Nellie I. McCracken, age 77, of Damascus, died Thursday, July 3, 1997 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. McCracken was a lifelong resident of Washington County and was the widow of Roy C. McCracken. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Shirkey, Cornelius, N.C., and Debra McCracken, Damascus; two sons, Bobby Trent and Paul Trent, both of Damascus; her stepmother, Della Trent of Damascus; four sisters, Carolyn Price, Hickory, N.C., Helen Carroll, Ferguson, N.C., Martha Owens, Meadowview, and Mary Milhorn, Johnson City, Tenn.; two brothers, Billy Trent, Damascus, and Jack Trent, Glade Spring; six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, in Sunset Memorial Park, Damascus, with Denver Doss officiating. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Quesenberry Lena L. "Cindy"   4 Jul 1997 Lena L. "Cindy" Quesenberry, age 32, of Meadowview, died Friday, July 4, 1997 from injuries received in an automobile accident. She was a native of Smyth County and had lived all her life in Washington County. She was employed by Bristol Compressors for 10 years. Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Franklin "Frankie" Quesenberry II; her parents, Tommy and Mary O'Quinn, Abingdon; one brother, Tommy O'Quinn Jr., Meadowview; one sister, Vicky Ann Edwards, Meadowview; her maternal grandmother, Evelyn Herndon, Saltville. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, in Sunset Memorial Park with the Rev. Don Lasley officiating. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Corvin Wayne Eugene "Gene"   6 Jul 1997 Wayne Eugene "Gene" Corvin, age 54, died Sunday, July 6, 1997 at his home in Wytheville. He was retired from the Virginia Department of Highways. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Sherri Corvin of Independence; one daughter and son-in-law, Tracie L. and Matt Byrd of Chilhowie; one sister, Dorothy Hoback of Wytheville; one brother, Randolph Corvin of Wytheville; two granddaughters, Alicia L. Jones and Crystal Corvin. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 9, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Grubb Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Galilee Christian Church Cemetery. Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of arrangements.
Goodman Elma Coulthard   6 Jul 1997 Elma Coulthard Goodman, age 83, died Sunday, July 6, 1997 at her home in Marion. Mrs. Goodman was preceded in death by her husband, James O. "Snook" Goodman, and a grandson, Gary Michael Simms. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jack Simms of Marion; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Mel Green of Longview, Texas, Dorothy Roberson of Dandridge, Tenn., and Grace and L.J. Rector of Seven Mile Ford; two sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Richardson of Peoria, Ariz., and Lucille Wassum of Wilmington, Del.; three grandchildren, Jay Simms and John Simms, both of Marion, and Joe Simms and wife April of Danville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 8, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Sidney Mays officiating. Burial followed in Round Hill Cemetery. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Smith Charles Edward "Ed"   6 Jul 1997 Charles Edward "Ed" Smith, age 66, died Sunday, July 6, 1997 at his home in Saltville. He attended Lighthouse Baptist Church. Mr. Smith was a grocer most of his life, having owned and operated Midway Super Market, was owner of Saltville Motor Sales and since retiring had been farming. Survivors include his wife, Patricia "Pat" Holley Smith; seven daughters, Mrs. David (Martha) Jewell, Toledo, Ohio, Loretta Smith, Tazewell, Anita Freeman and Mrs. Charles (Guyedda) Wry, both of Meadowview, Mrs. Doug (Abby) Miller, Abingdon, Darlene Perkins, Tannersville, and Mrs. Charles (Patricia) Roark, Saltville; three sons, Robert E. Smith, Tannersville, Charles Paul Smith, Tazewell, and Raymond Carty, Roanoke; five sisters, Sylvia Reams, Florida, Lillian Bruster and Mrs. Graham (Edith) Bruster, both of Tazewell, Mrs. George B. (Elsie) Comb, Lebanon, and Mrs. Fred (Shirley) Presley, Ellicott City, Md.; four brothers, Lawrence Smith and the Rev. Roy Lee Smith, both of Tazewell, Earnest B. Smith Jr., Bluefield, W.Va., and George Smith, Princeton, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren and one expected; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, July 9, at 11 a.m. in Lighthouse Baptist Church with the Rev. Benny Frye and the Rev. Danny Frye officiating. Entombment will be in Mount Rose Cemetery Mausoleum. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Anderson R.C.   7 Jul 1997 R.C. Anderson, age 71, died Monday, July 7, 1997 in the Winterhaven Hospital in Florida. Mr. Anderson was a native of the Sugar Grove area and was retired from the drywall business. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the 41st Infantry in World War II. He was also a member of the VFW. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Anderson, Lake Hamilton, Fla.; three daughters, Rita Helton and Kathy Neal, both of Lake Hamilton, Fla., and Sharon Handley, Auburndale, Fla.; three sons, Donald Anderson, Lake Hamilton, Fla., Robert Anderson and Larry Anderson, both of Haines City, Fla.; five sisters: Mary Keys, Sugar Grove, Helen Carver, Shirley Smith and Lessie Singleton, all of Rural Retreat, and Betty Sue Brown, Takoma, Wash.; three brothers, Ernest Anderson, Abingdon, Robert Anderson, Rural Retreat, and Blaine Anderson, Pennsylvania; 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 11, at 2 p.m. in the Summit Baptist Church, Sugar Grove, with the Rev. Don Tate and the Rev. Jody Blevins officiating. Interment followed in Slemp Cemetery with military honors being rendered. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Barker Fred L.   7 Jul 1997 Fred L. Barker, age 55, formerly of Marion, died Monday, July 7, 1997 at his home in Slidell, La. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech and a civil engineer for Exxon Corporation for over 30 years. He was a deacon, Sunday School teacher and choir member of the First Baptist Church in Slidell, La. Mr. Barker was preceded in death by his father, Arnie Wilson Barker. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Zeigler Barker of Slidell, La.; two sons, Brandon Todd Barker and Matthew David Barker, both of Slidell, La.; one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Pruett of Austin, Texas; his mother, Evelyn Wood Barker of Marion; two brothers, Larry Barker of Marion, and Royce Barker of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one sister, Deborah Barker Thweatt of Marion; one granddaughter, Alesha Dawn Barker of Slidell, La. Funeral services will be held today, July 9, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Slidell, La., with Dr. Michael Clauch and the Rev. Jim Baham officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Northshore Hospice, c/o Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd., West Slidell, La.
Beckner Oliver Wendell   7 Jul 1997 Oliver Wendell Beckner, age 77, of Chilhowie, died Monday, July 7, 1997 in the Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Beckner was a native of Elkhorn, W.Va., and a graduate of Elkhorn High School. He attended Bluefield College. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and completed a year at Concord College, Athens, W.Va., under the Air Force Reserve Training Program. He then entered V.P.I., Blacksburg, where he received his B.S. degree in General Business Administration. After graduation at V.P.I., he worked at the Southern States Cooperative in Wytheville for approximately two years, then as a personnel officer at the Brunswick Balke Collinder Corp., Marion. He worked for five years for Greever's Inc., in Chilhowie. Mr. Beckner initiated his career as a probation officer in January 1958 when he went to work in District #17 in Abingdon. He was appointed Chief Officer in June 1963 and remained in that capacity until December 1975. At that time it was his decision to return as a field officer. For the next 16 years, Mr. Beckner served as a probation officer and parole officer in Smyth County. Mr. Beckner was awarded the first Probation and Parole Officer of the Year award presented by the Virginia Department of Corrections in 1984. This award is now presented annually in his name. He retired in 1991 but continued working in a part time capacity. In all, he served the State of Virginia for 39 years. He was an active member of the Royal Oak Presbyterian Church in Marion where he served one term as deacon, two terms as Elder and taught an adult Sunday School class. Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Williams Beckner; one son and daughter-in-law, John Oliver and Pamela Brown Beckner, Richmond; one daughter, Eleanor Hutton Beckner, Richmond; two brothers, Robert F. Beckner, Sarasota, Fla., and William C. Beckner, Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Eleanor B. Hand, Kennasaw, Ga.; three grandchildren, James Oliver Beckner, Rachel Brown Beckner, and Laura Hutton Beckner. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, in Royal Oak Presbyterian Church in Marion with the Rev. Steve Cathcart, the Rev. Neville Mozingo and the Rev. Carol Scrivener officiating. Burial was in the Old Glade Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Royal Oak Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Marion. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Holman Alice Aker   7 Jul 1997 Alice Aker Holman, age 104, died Monday, July 7, 1997 in Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Holman was preceded in death by five children: John B. Holman, Glenn Holman, Monroe E. Holman, William C. Holman and Frieda Siegert. Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Emma Henderlite, Atkins, Mr. and Mrs. B.C. (Myrtle) Thompson, Radford, and Elizabeth Wahl, Aliquippa, Penn.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Lenoir Pennington, Marion, and Josephine and Howard Ansett, Baltimore, Md. one daughter-in-law, Manza Holman, Marion. Funeral services will be conducted today, July 9, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo and the Rev. Grady Byrd officiating. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Johnson MacKenzie Kaitlyn Inez   7 Jul 1997 MacKenzie Kaitlyn Inez Johnson, of Saltville, died Monday, July 7, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Survivors include her parents, Harry E. "Ernie" and Tamela "Tammy" Ward Johnson; two brothers, Garrison Kopp and Taylor Kopp, both of the home; one sister, Cassandra Johnson, Saltville; her grandparents, Elizabeth Osborne, Alfred and Shirley Ward, and Malcolm and Shirley Haynes, all of Saltville; her great-grandparents, Willie Ward and Lena Comer, both of Saltville, and Macie Ratcliff, Chilhowie; several aunts and uncles. A private family memorial service will be conducted at a later date in Elizabeth Cemetery. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Schwartz Noel R.   8 Jul 1997 Noel R. Schwartz, age 76, died Tuesday, July 8, 1997 at his home in Marion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen H. Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz was retired from the Southwestern State Hospital after 42 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Marion Recreation Department, and VFW Post #4667. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge and the Coon Hunter's Club. He is survived by two daughters, Donna S. Cochran of Bristol, and Lisa Thomas Heckert of Marion; two sons, Randall W. Schwartz and Darrell K. Schwartz, both of Bristol; two sisters, Mary (Beezy) Testerman of Seven Mile Ford, and Sally Goins of Marion; four brothers, Earl (Tiny) Schwartz of Orlando, Fla., Jack Schwartz of Marion, James (Jay) Schwartz of Rural Retreat, and David Schwartz of Richmond; seven grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 11, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with burial in the Riverside Cemetery in Chilhowie where full military rites will be conducted by VFW Post #4667. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Ford Acie Ray   9 Jul 1997 Acie Ray Ford, age 78, died Wednesday, July 9, 1997 at his home in Marion. Mr. Ford was a native of Pikeville, Ky., and was preceded in death by his wife, Dina Ford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II. He was a game manager in Smyth County for 15 years and was retired from D.G. Mouldings. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Marion. Survivors include two sons, Wayne Ford, Marion, and James Ford, Galax; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted today, July 12, at 1 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Golf officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery with full military honors being rendered by the Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Foster O.S. "Sherrill   9 Jul 1997 O.S. (Sherrill) Foster, age 68, of Roanoke, died Wednesday, July 9, 1997 at a Salem hospital. A native of Smyth County, he graduated from Marion High School, served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve, and was a graduate of National Business College. He served in the Virginia State Police as a trooper from 1950-1965, and served as Roanoke County Sheriff for five consecutive elected terms from 1967-1987. An active member of North Roanoke Baptist Church since 1958, he served as a deacon, taught Sunday School, sang in the Singing Saints Choir, served on numerous committees and was awarded "Father of the Year for Religious Activities" in 1996. Mr. Foster was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Mary "Jackie" Foster; three brothers and two sisters. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Ron Paige; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Cindy Foster, Jeff Foster and Tom and LeAnne Foster, all of Roanoke; four grandchildren, Allison Paige, Scott Foster, Kelly Foster and Logan Foster; a sister, Margaret Davidson of Marion; a beloved friend, Maxine Warren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12, at 11 a.m. in North Roanoke Baptist Church with Dr. Darryl G. Crim officiating. Interment followed in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park with the U.S. Flag ceremony by VFW Post #1264 and the Roanoke County Sheriff's Department. Oakey's North Chapel in Salem was in charge of arrangements.
Hoyer Dagmar   9 Jul 1997 Dagmar Hoyer, age 89, died July 9, 1997 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is survived by two daughters, Tove Barker of Marion, and Inge Hienz of Copenhagen, Denmark; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 15, in Copenhagen, Denmark. This is a courtesy announcement by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
Jones James Howard   9 Jul 1997 James Howard Jones, age 70, died Wednesday, July 9, 1997 in the Ridgefield Retirement Center in Seven Mile Ford. Mr. Jones was a native of West Virginia and had lived most of his life in the Smyth County area. He was employed with the Brunswick Defense Corporation and also worked on the construction of the bridges for Interstate 81 in the Smyth County area. Mr. Jones was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force having served in World War II. He was a member of the Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include four sisters: Mary Hazel Sexton and Ruby M. Testerman, both of Marion, Carol Edwards, Lanham, Md., and Lucia Raible, Palm Bay, Calif.; one brother, William E. Jones, Seven Mile Ford; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 13, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment will follow in the Attoway Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the Funeral Home. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Naff Walter L. "Pete"   9 Jul 1997 Walter L. "Pete" Naff, age 86, died Wednesday, July 9, 1997 in the Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Navy. He was retired from Harwood Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Lou Heldreth Naff. He is survived by four daughters: Shirley N. Snider of Marion, Betty N. Cress of Charlottesville, Joan N. Norris of Winchester, and Rebecca N. Branson of Wytheville; one son, J.W. (Bill) Naff, Marion; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, July 12, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Harry Tindell and the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marion Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 784, Marion, VA 24354. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Fore Tommy Oliver   10 Jul 1997 Tommy Oliver Fore, age 43, died Thursday, July 10, 1997 in the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville. He was an employee of the Washington County Solid Waste Transfer Station. Survivors include one son, Matthew Seth Fore, Watts, Okla.; two brothers, Frank Fore and David R. Fore, both of Glade Spring; one sister, Christine Honaker, Honaker; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, July 13, at 2 p.m. at the Old Glade Cemetery with the Rev. Harry P. Tindell officiating. Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Hawthorne Clarence Elmer "Bud"   10 Jul 1997 Clarence Elmer "Bud" Hawthorne, age 71, or Rural Retreat, died Thursday, July 10, 1997 in Birdmont Health Care Center. He was a member of the Sharon Baptist Church where he served as deacon for many years. He was a U.S. veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Patsye Miller Hawthorne of the home; three sons and daughters- in-law: Dr. Alan and Sherry Hawthorne of Rural Retreat; Chief Master Sergeant (Retired) U.S.A.F. Dale and Rosey Hawthorne of Belton, S.C.; Chief Warrant Officer, U.S.C.G. Robert "Dimps" Hawthorne of Mt. Vernon; two daughters and son-in-law, Judy H. and Jim Matney of Galax, and Nancy H. Delp of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Kyle Hawthorne of Sugar Grove, Coy Hawthorne of Greensburg, Ky., Dean Hawthorne of Rural Retreat, and Camet Hawthorne of Eufaula, Ala.; two sisters, Okey H. King and Eva H. Williams, both of Rural Retreat. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 13, at 3 p.m. at the Sharon Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Hoyle officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Rural Retreat American Legion Post #229. The family will receive friends at the Lindsey Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Rural Retreat Emergency Services. Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat is in charge of arrangements.
Hayes Esta Rupard   11 Jul 1997 Esta Rupard Hayes, age 88, of Konnarock, died Friday, July 11, 1997 in Cedar Lawn Convalescent Home, Abingdon. She was a native of Johnson County, Tenn., and had lived in Konnarock most of her life. She was the widow of Cyrils T. Hayes and was a member of Konnarock Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Galen (Wanda) Walls, Konnarock; three sons, Gerald Hayes, Abingdon, Gene Hayes, and Tom Hayes, both of Damascus; two sisters, Bertha Larimer, Chilhowie, and Gladys Booth, Vienna; one brother, Eugene Rupard, King George; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, in Konnarock Seventh-Day Adventist Church with Pastor Ron Ihrig and the Rev. Helen Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Family Cemetery, Konnarock. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Mount Rogers Rescue Squad, Whitetop, VA 24292. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
McClure Alberta Mae   11 Jul 1997 Alberta Mae McClure, age 64, died Friday, July 11, 1997 at her home in Marion. She is survived by one son, Allen McClure of Marion; one daughter, Patricia Russell of Atkins; four brothers, Rex Dunford, Marathon, Fla., Randy Dunford of Cumming, Ga., Sherman Dunford and Richard Dunford, both of Marion; four grandchildren, Jamie Phipps, Brian Lowe, Nikkie Neal, all of Chilhowie, and Donnie Dunford of Marion; one special nephew, Roger Dunford. Funeral services were held Monday, July 14, at 10 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial followed in the Pugh Cemetery in Teas. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Miller Lena Joy   11 Jul 1997 Lena Joy Miller, age 67, of Chilhowie, died Friday, July 11, 1997 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She attended Midway Memorial Chapel and was co-owner of Miller's Place in Chilhowie. She is survived by her husband, Franklin B. Miller Sr., Chilhowie; one daughter, Joyce M. Davidson, Chilhowie; one son, Franklin B. Miller Jr., Chilhowie; five sisters: Shirley Johnson, Marion, Mildred Petrie, Augusta, Ga., Phyllis Lee and Glenna Yellenik, both of Butler, Penn., and Bonnie Kelley, Newark, Calif.; four brothers, Dennis Barr and Karl Barr, both of Marion, Roger Barr, Chilhowie, and Grady Barr, San Bernardino, Calif.; three grandsons, Stephen Davidson, David Davidson, and Joseph P. Miller. one daughter-in-law, Sarah Miller, Chilhowie. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 14, at 2 p.m. at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Briggs officiating. Burial followed in Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Neff Greek Cassell (Dick), Jr.,   11 Jul 1997 Greek Cassell (Dick) Neff Jr., age 72, of Bronxville, N.Y., formerly of Rural Retreat, died Friday, July 11, 1997 in the Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, N.Y. He was born in Rural Retreat, the son of the late Greek C. and Lillian Cassell Neff. He was owner and horseman with the Twin Lakes Farm from 1975 to 1997. A member of the Professional and American Horsemen Association, Mr. Neff was director of the riding program at Radford College. He was known for his direction of the Radford Redcoats and Equestrian Drill Team that performed throughout the southern states. Also, he was a graduate of Rural Retreat High School, Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, World War II. He was past chairman of the Rural Retreat Fair Associati