Miscellaneous Ashe County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Wade “Shorty” Blevins
Independence, Va.
June 21, 1919
Aug. 24, 1999
Wade “Shorty” Blevins, 80, was remembered at funeral services held Aug. 27 at Baptist Chapel Church in the Helton Community. Rev. Fred E. Jennings and Rev. Tommy McClure officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Blevins was born in Lansing to Charles and Ethel Clark Blevins, He was a World War II veteran, a life time member of Chesapeake City, Md. VFW Post 7687. He was retired from Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark, Del.
He is survived by his wife, Dora Testerman Blevins of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and David Carrico, Independence, Va., and Janet and Larry Allen, Elk Creek, Va.; two brothers, Harry Blevins and Ward Blevins, both of Lansing; five grandchildren, Shawn Allen, Shane Allen, Autumn Allen, Craig Blevins and Jason Cornett; and a great-grandson, Forest Link.
Memorials may be made to Independence Rescue Squad, PO Box 607, Independence, VA 24348 or Independence Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 588, Independence, VA 24348.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Independence, Va. was in charge of the arrangements.

Christopher Rudy Elledge
Wilkesboro
Dec. 19, 1959
Aug. 25, 1999
Christopher Rudy Elledge, 39, was remembered at funeral services held Aug. 27 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel. Rev. Albert Handy and Rev. Donny Shumate officiated. Burial followed in Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Elledge was born in Wilkes County to Clinton and Inez Griffith Elledge.
He is survived by his wife, Kristine Anita Kohlmeier Elledge of the home; one daughter, Crystal Elledge Cothren, Millers Creek; two sons, Christopher Brandon Elledge and Ryan Rudy Elledge, both of the home; four sisters, Janice Wagoner, North Wilkesboro, Dora Elledge, Millers Creek, Linda Elledge, Stony Point, and Brenda Zeman, Charlotte; three brothers, Tom Elledge and Don Elledge, both of Wilkesboro, and Danny Elledge, Moravian Falls; one half-sister, Marjorie Tyson, Greensboro; one step-sister, Nena Shepard, Moravian Falls; two stepbrothers, Edward Griffith, Purlear, and Richard Griffith, Wilkesboro; and one grandchild.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Robert C. Williams
Crumpler
Oct. 4, 1930
Aug. 21, 1999
Robert C. “R.C.” “Bob” Williams, 68, was remembered at a Christian prayer service held Aug. 23 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel in Jefferson. Mass of Christian burial was held Aug. 24 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Jefferson by Father Mark Lawlor. Entombment was in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum of Prayer with military rites.
Mr. Williams was a veteran of the United States Air Force. 
He is survived by his wife, Anne Williams; two sons, Robert C. Williams, Charlotte, and James W. Williams, Korea; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Stewart, Crumpler; two sisters, Thelma Robinette, Stoney Point, and Ethel Martin, Bethlehem; five grandchildren, Lynn Farmer, Denise Holman, Robbie Williams III, Christine Williams and Timothy Williams; and three great-grandchildren, Beverly Petty, Dakota Farmer and Brittney Holman.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Florence Schauss Mahoney
Crumpler
Aug. 24, 1913
Aug. 23, 1999
Florence Schauss Mahoney, 86, was remembered at funeral services held Aug. 25 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel. Rev. Randal Greene officiated. Burial was held Aug. 26 at Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Mahoney was born to Charles and Anna Faula Schauss of Manhattan, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Mahoney.
She is survived by four daughters, Ann Rollins, Long Island, N.Y., Eileen Boling, Crumpler, Geraldine Brady, Jefferson, and Peggy Zeff, San Diego, Calif.; one brother, Charles Schauss, Long Island, N.Y.; one sister, Blanche Schaefer, Long Island, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel in Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Absher
Crumpler
Dec. 6, 1927
Aug. 24, 1999
Mildred Elizabeth Absher, 71, was remembered at funeral services held Aug. 28 at Boone Family Funeral Home. Rev. Joey McClure and Pastor Danny Miller officiated. Burial followed in the Senter Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Absher was born in Faithwill, Va. to Levi Emsley Absher and Vina Cook Absher. She was a homemaker. She was married to James Horton Absher on Feb. 6, 1946. She was a member at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, James Horton Absher of the home; four sons, Buddy Absher, Mocksville, Dane, Bucky and Teddy Absher, all of Crumpler; four daughters, Margaret Jean Williams, Jane Lyall, Judy Jenkins and Joyce Carson, all of Crumpler; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Senter Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, c/o Bobby Absher, 183 Old Ridge Road, Crumpler, NC 28617.
Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Charlie “Chuck” Arthur Hudler
West Jefferson
March 23, 1956
Aug. 27, 1999
Charlie “Chuck” Arthur Hudler, 43, was remembered at funeral services held Aug. 30 at Obids Country Church in West Jefferson. Rev. Maynard Mangum, Rev. Jack Pugh and Rev. David Testerman officiated. Burial followed in the Obids Church Cemetery.
Mr. Hudler was born in Ashe County to Harold and Margaret Testerman Hudler.
He is survived by his parents; one brother, Mark Hudler, Shreveport, La.; two sisters, Mary McDaniel, Randleman, and Marty O’Quinn, Bossier City, La.; one nephews, Jeremy McDaniel; maternal grandparents, Worley and Nell Testerman, Jefferson; and paternal grandmother, Carrie Hamby Hudler, West Jefferson.
Badger Funeral Home of West Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Junior Bare
Jefferson
May 18, 1924
Aug. 28, 1999
Carl Junior Bare, 75, was remembered at funeral services held Aug. 29 at Badger Chapel. Rev. Elbert Severt officiated. Burial followed in Roans Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Bare was born in Jefferson. 
He is survived by five sons, Claude Bare, Jonesville, Ricky Bare, Selma, Carl Miller, High Point, and Jimmy Pierce and Randy Pierce, both of Virginia; four daughters, Linda Hiatt, Princeton, Pat Honeycutt and Wilma Lee King, both of Selma, and Maxine Mabe, Sparta; one sister, Faye Bare, Laurel Springs; one brother, Willard Bare, Jefferson; a number of grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Hildreth Powers-Roe
Princeton, W.Va.
July 4, 1905
Oct. 17, 1999
Hildreth Powers-Roe, 94, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 21 at Ashelawn Chapel with burial in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Powers-Roe was born in Mouth of Wilson, Va. She was a member of the Lansing Presbyterian Church and was for many years the president of the Women of the Church, Church Historian, Sunday school teacher, Bible School director and teacher, choir member and pianist. She also served as pianist for the Whitetop Presbyterian Church in Whitetop, Va. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas J. Powers Sr.; her second husband, J. Edward Roe; a son, John Staley Powers, Lansing; a step-son, James Roe, Ohio; and a grandson-in-law, Phillip Browning, Princeton, W.Va.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Mattie Powers, Princeton, W.Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Mildred Allene and Wilmer Dove, Darlington, S.C.; a daughter-in-law, Lorene Powers Eller, Lansing; five grandchildren, Greg (Wanda) Powers, Princeton, W.Va., Geoff (Mary) Powers, Judy (Charles) Kilby, all of Lansing, Dr. Debbie (Jeff) Kidd, Charleston, S.C. and Lynette Browning, Pineville, W.Va.; nine great-grandchildren, Stephanie (John Paul) Goettler and Adam Powers, all of Princeton, W.Va., Michael (Melissa) Powers, Spencer, Allison Powers and Robbie Powers, all of Lansing, Tricia and Susan Kilby, both of Appalachian State University in Boone, and Casey and Taylor Kidd, Charleston, S.C.; two great-great-grandchildren, Brittany Hargro, Princeton, W.Va., and Haley Graham, Lansing; one brother, Victor (Eudora) Halsey, Independence, Va.; three step-children, Elizabeth (Dr. Richard) Glenn, Winston-Salem, Martha (Harry) Goss and Richard (Barbara) Roe, Lansing; two foster children, Martha Eller, Lansing, and Bill Billings, Independence, Va.; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Essie Mae Elliott
Jefferson
Dec. 4, 1905
Oct. 21, 1999
Essie Mae Elliott, 93, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 24 at Badger Funeral Home. Rev. Bill Miller and Minister Danny Miller officiated. Burial followed in Elliott Cemetery.
Mrs. Elliott was born in North Carolina to the late Melvin and Betsy Ann Elliott. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Washington Elliott.
She is survived by three sons, Oscar Worth Elliott, Wayne Elliott and Claude Elliott, all of Lansing; three daughters, Doil Birchall, Lancaster, Pa., Edna Couden, West Jefferson, and Julie Richardson, Lansing; and 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Alpha Milam Mock
Jefferson
June 21, 1903
Oct. 18, 1999
Alpha Milam Mock, 96, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 20 at Three Top Baptist Church. Rev. Bruce Roten, Rev. Ronda Rash and Rev. Bluford Eldreth officiated. Burial followed in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Mock was born in Ashe County to Roey Milam and Della Prather Milam. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her sister, Esther Lewis, Creston; three step-sons, Jack Mock, West Jefferson, and Jess and Bruce Mock, both of Creston; a step-daughter, Betty Mitchell, Creston; five step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.

Opal Weaver Deuterman
Rugby, Va.
March 1, 1915
Oct. 18, 1999
Opal Weaver Deuterman, 84, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 21 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel in Independence, Va. Rev. Rex Hall and Rev. Arthur Lovelace officiated. Burial followed in the Weaver Family Cemetery in Rugby, Va.

Virginia Lee Baker
Elkton, Md.
March 22, 1914
Oct. 12, 1999
Virginia Lee Baker, 85, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 15 at the Harkins Funeral Home in Delta, Pa. Her pastor, Rev. John W. Manry officiated. Interment was held in the Slate Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Baker was born in Grayson County, Va. to the late Robert Lee and Emma Jane (McMillan) Haynes. She and her husband, the late J. French Baker moved to Harford County, Pa. over 50 years ago and has been a resident of Sunbridge, Pa. for three years. She was a member of the North Harford Baptist Church in Jarrettsville, Md. She was formerly employed at the Fawn Grove Sewing Factory. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. French Baker who died on April 9, 1993; a daughter, Sarah Joel Berry, who died on June 11, 1997; and by two great-grandchildren.
She is survived by one daughter, Janice Lee Schaller, Aberdeen, Md.; three sons, Julian F. Baker Jr., Elkton, Md., and William F. Baker and Richard O. Baker, both of Delta, Pa.; one sister, Irene Grace, Walkertown; and 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Harkins Funeral Home of Delta, Pa. was in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Blevins Johnson
West Jefferson
July 19, 1950
Oct. 17, 1999
Doris Blevins Johnson, 49, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 20 at Mt. Jefferson Baptist Church. Rev. Jay T. Jones, Rev. Kenneth Morris and Rev. Johnny Blevins officiated. Burial followed in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Ashe County to Clyde Blevins and Eunice McCourry Blevins. She was a beautician. She is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Johnson of the home; a son, Kevin Colvard, Crumpler; her step-mother, Logene Blevins, Jefferson; three brothers, Rev. Johnny Blevins, Elkin, Jody Blevins and Jimmy Blevins, both of Jefferson; a sister, Judy Miller, Southern Pines; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Jefferson Baptist Church Building and Grounds Fund, c/o David Witherspoon, PO Box 1209, Jefferson, NC 28640.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.

Alma Bard Galloway
Jefferson
Jan. 31, 1913
Oct. 20, 1999
Alma Bard Galloway, 86, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 22 at Boone Family Funeral Home. Rev. Bob Miller officiated. Burial followed in the Senter Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Galloway was born in Ashe County to Burton Bard and Grace Phipps Bard. She worked in food service in the educational system.
She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Wood Colvard, Crumpler, and Mary Frances Wood Hubbard, Salem, Va.; two brothers, Jim Bard, Jefferson, and Russell Bard, Crumpler; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Senter Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Bobby Absher, 183 Old Ridge Road, Crumpler, NC 28617.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Miller Lawrence
Fleetwood
April 17, 1934
Oct. 18, 1999
Betty Miller Lawrence, 65, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 21 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Furches, Rev. Jim Gore and Rev. Jack Miller officiated. Burial followed in the Fleetwood Community Cemetery.
Mrs. Lawrence was born in West Virginia to Tom Miller and Maggie Bell Miller. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Lawrence of the home; her father, Tom Miller, West Jefferson; a daughter, Donna Brown, Wilkesboro; a brother, Jack Miller, West Jefferson; two sisters, Alice Spack, Lexington, and Patsy Beavers, Winston-Salem; a grandson, Joseph James Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Ashe, PO Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.

William Johnny Howell
Jefferson
March 26, 1958
Oct. 21, 1999
William Johnny Howell, 41, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 23 at Friendship Baptist Church. Rev. John Leek and Rev. Mike Hamby officiated. Burial followed in Howell Cemetery.
Mr. Howell was born in North Carolina to Margaret Howell and the late John Paul Howell. He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Howell, Jefferson; his mother, Margaret Howell, Lansing; one son, Billy Jack Howell, Jefferson; two sisters, Debbie Cruz, Crumpler, and Mary Jane Howell, Jefferson; one brother, Ricky Howell, Warrensville; and two nephews, two great-nieces and three nieces.
Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Vicki Howell, 1226 Friendship Baptist Church Rd., Jefferson, NC 28640.
Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mitchell Alan St. John
West Jefferson
Died: Oct. 16, 1999
Mitchell Alan St. John, 30, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 19 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Morris officiated. Burial followed in the Calloway Cemetery in West Jefferson.
Mr. St. John was born in Valdese to Jack T. St. John and Bly Sheets St. John. He was a graduate from Beaver Creek High School. He served in the United States Marine Corp. and was an electrician at AEV.
He is survived by his parents, Jack and Bly St. John, West Jefferson; a sister, Cynda Parsons, West Jefferson; a grandmother, Ila Sheets, West Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Calloway Cemetery, PO Box 1426, Jefferson, NC 28640.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.

Ola Neal Williams Jones
June 7, 1914
Oct. 20, 1999
Mrs. Ola Neal Williams Jones of Arbor Acres, The Triad United Methodist Home, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, following a period of declining health. She had lived at Arbor Acres for 15 years and had been lovingly cared for by a wonderful and devoted staff.
She was born on June 7, 1914 in the Beaver Creek Community of Ashe County to the late William Avery Williams and Roxie Pearl Williams. She was a member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church of Jefferson. She was preceded in death by her sons, Richard Bennett Jones and William Barrett Jones.
Surviving is one daughter, Betty Ann Jones Chapple and her husband, Dewey, of Winston-Salem; two daughters-in-law, Mary Ruth Jones of Boone and Geraldine Jones of West Jefferson; five grandchildren, Stephanie Elizabeth Chapple of Raleigh, Katharine Anne Chapple Tate and her husband, Skip, of Annapolis, Md., Danny Mitchell Jones, David Lee Jones and his wife, Zena, of West Jefferson, and Kimberly Elaine Jones Morgan and her husband, Met, of Charlotte; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Hanna, Mrs. Grace Nowaki and Mrs. Pauline Whicker of Winston-Salem; four sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ruby Williams, Mrs. Helen Williams, Mrs. Blanche Williams of West Jefferson, and Mrs. Lorraine Williams, Colorado Springs, Colo. 
Her service was held at Jefferson United Methodist Church in Jefferson on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. It was conducted by Rev. Bob Miller. The family received friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall. A graveside service followed in the West Jefferson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Arbor Acres, The Triad United Methodist Home, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104-1197 or to The Jefferson United Methodist Church, PO Box 236, Jefferson, NC 28640.
Badger Funeral Home in West Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.

A.P. Alexander Sr.
West Jefferson
Died: Oct. 10, 1999
A.P. Alexander Sr., 79, was remembered at memorial services held Oct. 12 at Midway Baptist Church in West Jefferson. Rev. Keith Casey of Midway Baptist Church and Rev. Sherree Jones of Connoak Baptist Church in Winston-Salem officiated. Interment of ashes were done in a family service at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Alexander was a native of Wilkes County and the son of the late Gideon McCager Alexander and Nora Bauguess Alexander. He was self-employed as a heavy equipment operator. He was a chamber member of Midway Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Wanda Hardin Alexander; a daughter, Jeannette Key and husband, Eddie, and daughter, Ashley, West Jefferson; a son, Phil Alexander and wife, Alma, and daughter, Lauren, and son, Russell, Moorehead City; five sisters, Sybil Johnson, Mrs. Clarence (Cynthia) Elmore, Mrs. T.G. (Mary) Weatherman, all of North Wilkesboro, Barbara Key and Mrs. Bill (Doris) Tharpe, both of Winston-Salem.
Memorials may be made to Midway Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 1670 Mt. Jefferson Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Carolyn Ann Caudill
Jefferson
March 5, 1957
Oct. 25, 1999
Carolyn Ann Caudill, 42, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 28 at Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Caudill was born in Ashe County to Oscar and Edna Blevins Caudill. She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Caudill; a sister, Wanda Lewis; and a brother, Roger Dale Caudill.
She is survived by two daughters, Samantha and Penny Severt, both of Jefferson; her father, Oscar Caudill, Jefferson; one sister, Donna Severt, Jefferson; one brother, Michael Caudill, Jefferson; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph Bane Brown & 
Pauline Elizabeth Howell Brown
Jefferson
Joseph Bane Brown, 73, and Pauline Elizabeth Howell Brown, 69, were remembered at funeral services held Oct. 31 at Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the Ashelawn Mausoleum of Prayer in Jefferson. Mr. Brown will be honored with a military service.
The couple is survived by two daughters, Kitty Sue Ware, Madison, Ala., and Joline Patterson, St. Augustine, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Brown is survived by the following brothers and sisters, Jessie Brown, Crumpler, Robert Brown, Lenoir; Paul Raymond Brown, West Jefferson, Herbert Brown, Winston-Salem, and Emma Lou Caudill, Lansing.
Mrs. Brown is survived by the following brothers and sisters, Carl Howell, Warrensville, Robert Howell, New Oxford, Pa., Erma Weaver, West Jefferson, and Shirley Ortega, Nottingham, Pa.
Memorials for Mr. and Mrs. Brown may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 233, Jefferson, NC 28640.
Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Edmon Deboard
Jefferson
March 10, 1935
Oct. 22, 1999
Robert Edmon Deboard, 64, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 25 at West Jefferson First Baptist Church. Rev. J. Kennith Morris and Rev. Doug Halsey officiated. Burial followed in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson.
Mr. DeBoard was born in Ashe County to Cicero Edmon and Ada Melisa Watson DeBoard.
He is survived by his wife, Monte Little DeBoard; one son, Brett DeBoard, Herndon, Va.; one daughter, Melanie Crist, Timberville, Va.; one brother, Welch DeBoard, Galax, Va.; three sisters, Agnes Davis, Stuart, Fla., Zenna Nelson, Bel Aire, Md. and Lenna Blevins, Lanham, Md.; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Wanda Richardson Transplant Fund, c/o The Jefferson Post, PO Box 808 West Jefferson, NC 28694; or to the American Lung Association, PO Box 27985, Raleigh, NC 27611.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.

Folcee Sally Bower
Mt. Airy
April 17, 1904
Oct. 26, 1999
Folcee Sally Bower, 95, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 28 at Badger Funeral Home. Rev. Robert McCrary officiated. Burial followed in Colvard Cemetery at Jefferson Landing.
Ms. Bower was born in Jefferson to the late James Eli Bower and Emma Jane Bower. She was a retail clerk/owner.
She is survived by one daughter, Dawn Miller, Mt. Airy; two special friends, Joyce Cail and Ruth Humphries; three step-sons, Jack Bower, Clearwater, Fla., and Jimmy Bower and Steve Bower, both of Yadkinville; and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Ashe, PO Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640.
Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Gladys Dorothy Soderholm
West Jefferson
Aug. 10, 1928
Oct. 21, 1999
Gladys Dorothy Soderholm, 71, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 25 at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd, Minn. Burial will follow.
Mrs. Soderholm was born in Minneapolis, Minn. to the late Alfred and Mabel Peterson Sandblade. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold R. Soderholm; and a son, Dennis Soderholm.
She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Dean Anders, Mouth of Wilson, Va., Sandra Johnson, Brooklyn Park, Minn., Rebecca and Mitchell Bennett, Troutdale, Va., and Jody and Keith Vannoy, West Jefferson; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jackie Solderholm, Mouth of Wilson, Va.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Laura and James Parker, Minneapolis, Minn., Ellenor Cosert, Big Lake, Minn., and Verna and James Huge, Pinellas Park, Fla.; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; and a special friend, Ruby Adkins, West Jefferson.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Independence, Va. was in charge of local arrangements.

George Ernest Harvey
Lansing
Oct. 18, 1924
Oct. 23, 1999
George Ernest Harvey, 75, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 25 at Peace Haven Community Church. Rev. Bill Miller and Rev. Fred Richardson officiated. Burial followed in the Jones Family Cemetery in Lansing.
Mr. Harvey was born in Motoaka, W.Va. to George and Pluma Dare Harvey. He was retired from his own backhoe service.
He is survived by his wife, Julie Richardson Harvey; two sons, Donnie Harvey, Warrensville, and Danny Harvey, Lansing; two brothers, Arnett Harvey, Cleveland, Ohio, and Jason Harvey, Roanoke, Va.; three sisters, June Hatcher, Christiansburg, Va., Audrey Mines, Covington, Va. and Vernita Lusk, Flat Top, W.Va.; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.


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