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Marzetta Fay Kidd
Marzetta Fay Kidd, 74, of Bastian, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, in Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton, W.Va.
Graveside services were held Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. in Temple Hill Cemetery, Bland. 
She was born in Bland County on Oct. 4, 1924. She graduated from Radford University with a master's degree in education and was a retired school teacher having taught in Bland County and Mercer County, W.Va. for 50 years.
She is survived by many cousins.
A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate was in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Steele Shrader Gregory
Helen Steele Shrader Gregory, 80, of Rt. 1, Bluefield, W.Va., died on Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, W.Va.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton, W.Va., with the Rev. Wade Bishop officiating. Burial followed in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. 
Born on April 6, 1918, in Stowersville, she was the daughter of the late James Marvin and Alberta Mae Lambert Steele. She had been a resident of Rt. 1, Bluefield, W.Va., for 30 years and was a homemaker. She was of the United Methodist faith, a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 565, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 311.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Paul J. Shrader; her second husband, Hubert W. Gregory; and 2 brothers, Melvin Steele and Gene Steele.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Billy G. and Carol Shrader of Rocky Gap, Jimmy R. and Juanita Shrader of Spartanburg, S.C., and Paul J., Jr. and Diana Shrader of Richmond; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Linden (Patricia) Evans of Yardley, Pa., and Mrs. Allen (Peggy) Hager of Princeton, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, W.Va., was in charge of arrangements. 

Viola Mae Wright Blankenship
Viola Mae Wright Blankenship, 92, of Route 2, Wilderness Road, Bland, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, with the Rev. Mike Bradshaw officiating. Burial was in the Shiloh Cemetery, Hollybrook.
She was a daughter of the late John Bowman and Lila Jane Chandler Wright and was born Feb. 7, 1907, in Bland County. She was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Vance Blankenship; a son, John Charles Blankenship; two sisters, Della Ruth and Myrtle Clair; and a son-in-law, William "Bill" Faulkner Jr.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Sue Faulkner of Bland, Marlene and E.C. Havens of Bland, and Debra and Charles Akers Jr. of Rocky Gap; three sons and daughters-in-law, William Lloyd and Rose Blankenship of Manhattan, Kan., Alfred Lewis Sr. and Mary Ann Blankenship of Bluefield, and Larry and Darlene Blankenship of Braithwaite, La.; five sisters, Minnie Williams of Bland, Ina Ramsey of Bland, Ruby Hale of Narrows, Edna Vaught of Narrows, and Ann Pfieffer of Stephen City; one brother, William Albert Wright of Narrows; and 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate was in charge of the arrangements.

Daniel Prior Earnest Jr.
Daniel Prior Earnest Jr., 80, of Bastian, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in St. Luke's Hospital in Bluefield, W.Va.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Bastian Union Church with the Rev. Lee McIntosh officiating. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Bland. American Legion Post No. 9 will conduct graveside military rites.
He was born in Boissevain, a son of the late Daniel P. and Bannie Wolfe Earnest. He served from April 16, 1941, until Sept. 25, 1945, in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II and in 1946, he helped organize the first and only V.F.W. Post in Bland County, Pulliam Porterfield Post No. 8010 where he was a life long member. He was a member of the Miller T. Burton American Legion Post No. 20 for 34 years and was a clerk in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Bastian. He was a retired Nationwide Insurance agent, the business manager of Dunn Motors for 20 years, treasurer of the Bland County Centennial Corp. in 1961, and a member of the Bastian Union Church where he served as an elder and member of the building committee.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Kathleen Meade; one brother, Carroll Earnest; and one grandson, Danny E. "D.J." Bradshaw.
Survivors include his wife, Zareda Shufflebarger Earnest of the home; two daughters, Linda E. Bradshaw of Wytheville, and Margaret E. "Maggie" Paynter of Lewis Center, Ohio; five grandchildren, Julie Bradshaw of Boone, N.C., Davey Bradshaw of Beaufort, S.C., Lisa Moore, Craig Paynter, and Robbie Paynter, all of Lewis Center, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Chase Bradshaw, Hank Bradshaw, Hunter Bradshaw, John Ferguson, and Zareda Moore; three sisters, Wenona Sauerzoff of Eatontown, N.J., Joleen Weigand of Conover, N.C., and Judith Smith of Lutz, Fla.; seven brothers, Sanford Earnest and Bobby Earnest, both of Donalson, Ga., Arman Earnest of Land O Lakes, Fla., Delano Earnest of Bluff City, Tenn., Charles Earnest of Tazewell, Ray Earnest of Greensboro, N.C., and Dwight Earnest of Pottsville, Alaska.
The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Bastian Union Church, P.O. Box 152, Bastian, VA 24314; the Bland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 10, Bastian, VA 24314; or the Bland County Historical Society.
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland is in charge of the arrangements.

Paul Robert Pauley
Paul Robert Pauley, 82, of Bland, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in Edgemont Center in Wytheville.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. in the Bland Cemetery with the Rev. Doug Hyndrich officiating.
He was born in Bland, a son of the late Harmon W. and Myrtle Hancock Pauley. He was a retired courier for the First Virginia Bank and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Belle Ramsey Pauley; and a daughter, Jerry Rae Pauley.
Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda P. and Steve Nelson, "Chee-Chee" Pauley, Kaveda P. and Bill Reynolds, and Billie and Roberts Sheets, all of Bland; three grandchildren, Brandon S. Sink of Bland, Tresila S. and Robby Lambert of Austinville, and Allison Dean Sheets of Bland; one special nephew, Timothy Dillow; four sisters and three brothers.
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland was in charge of the arrangements.

Lloyd Randolph Lambert
Lloyd Randolph "Randy" Lambert, 47, of the Little Creek Section in Bland County, died Friday, April 9, 1999.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Johnson and the Rev. Brad Lewis officiating. Interment was in the Hidden Valley Cemetery, Little Creek.
He was the maintenance supervisor for the Wythe County Community Hospital where he has been employed for 19 years. He was the son of the late Irvin K. and Florence Gray Lambert. 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Alford Lambert.
Survivors include one daughter, Jennie Lambert of Radford; one son, Brian Lambert of Radford; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Lillian Vanover, and Carolyn and Randall Meadows, all of Little Creek; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Ralph and Sally Lambert, Conway Lambert, Clint Lambert, all of Little Creek, Cecil and Mary Lambert of Wytheville, and Molly Sue Lambert of Thorpe, W.Va.; a special friend, Donnie Wilson of Little Creek; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Elizabeth Hounshell Muncy
Mary Elizabeth Hounshell Muncy, 88, of Bland, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, in the Montgomery Regional Hospital.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 11, at 2 p.m. at the Leyburn-Presbyterian Church in Bland with the Rev. June Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Bland Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 8, 1911, at Black Lick, Rural Retreat, in Wythe County. She was the daughter of the late J. Harlow and Effie E. Hounshell. She was a life-long member of Marvin United Methodist Church of Black Lick, Wythe County. She was a member of the WOC of the Leyburn-Presbyterian Church in Bland, serving as its president for many years. She graduated from Rural Retreat High School; Radford Teachers College with a B.S. degree; and attended William & Mary College at Williamsburg for some special summer sessions. She taught school for 35 years, serving 31 years as seventh-grade teacher and principal of Bastian Elementary School, Bastian, Bland County. She was a member of Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and Inter-National Teachers Organization. She was a member of the Bland County Retired Teachers Organization.
She was preceded in death in 1952 by her husband, Charles Peery Muncy Jr.; and a son, Joseph "Joe Boy" Hounshell.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Peery III and Margaret Muncy of Christiansburg; a grandson, Charles P. "Chuck" Muncy IV of Christiansburg; two granddaughters, Elizabeth R. Muncy, and Annette Muncy Sherrill and her husband Robert, all of Richmond; a stepgranddaughter, Karen McCann of Christiansburg; two stepgreat-granddaughters, Morgan Sherrill and Lauren Sherrill, both of Richmond; a stepgreat-grandson, Christopher McCann of U.S. Army in Korea; a brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Mozelle Hounshell of Rural Retreat; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Bland County Rescue Squad, Christiansburg Rescue Squad or the Leyburn-Presbyterian Church in Bland.
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland was in charge of the arrangements.

Gertrude Irene Yates
Gertrude Irene Yates, 84, of Bland, died Monday, April 12, 1999, in the Wythe County Community Hospital.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 14, at 8:30 p.m. at the Gillman Funeral Chapel, Wytheville.
She is survived by five daughters, Audrey Meyers and Wilma Brock, both of Troy, Ohio, Jean Blair and Judy Yates, both of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Linda Boardwine of Bland; three sons, Stephen Yates of Sidney, Ohio, Ed Yates of West Palm Beach, Fla., and David Yates of Savannah, Ga.; one sister, Shirley Wesco of Troy, Ohio; one brother, Elwood Metz of Tip City, Ohio; 29 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Gillman Funeral Chapel in Wytheville was in charge of the arrangements. 

Verna Irene Rasnake Bruce
Verna Irene Rasnake Bruce, 69, of Roanoke and Bastian, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, in the Chippenham Hospital in Richmond.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Bastian Union Church with the Rev. Lee McIntosh and Marion Harris officiating. Interment followed in the Rosehill Cemetery.
She was a registered nurse, having graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., and was a retired nursing supervisor of the Roanoke Memorial OB-GYN Clinic. She was a member of the Bastian Union Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Donald Bruce; and her father, Asa Rasnake.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Bruce and Cary Breckinridge of Salem; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary Donald and Fran Bruce of Richmond; two granddaughters, Brandi Bruce and Candice Bruce, both of Richmond; her mother, Mildred Rasnake of Bastian; a sister and brother-in-law, Ila Jean and Arnold Kitts of Bastian; and a dear friend, Rose Bussey of Salem.
The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Bastian Union Church or the Bland County Rescue Squad.
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland was in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Marvin Clark
Charles Marvin Clark, 90, of Bland, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, in the Wythe County Community Hospital.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Murray Ziengenfuss and Pastor Roger Kluttz officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Crockett.
He was born in Crockett, a son of the late Charles Lee and Kate Hillenberg Clark. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Phillippi Clark; two daughters, Lillian Patsy Clark (an infant) and Geneva Clark Bruce; one brother and three sisters.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Katherine Inez and Grady Quillin of Clarksville, and Doris Hill of Silver Springs, Md.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gerald V. and Carol Clark of Pulaski, and Donald Marvin Clark of Silver Springs, Md.; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Build Fund, c/o Skip Dillow, Route 1, Box 5, Bland, VA 24315.
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland was in charge of the arrangements.

Jessie Mae White Myers
Jessie Mae White Myers, 89, of Bland, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bluefield, W.Va.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in White Gate with the Rev. Omar Burns and the Rev. James E. Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Myers Family Cemetery, Route 2, Bland.
She was born April 16, 1910, at Narrows, a daughter of the late George E. and Dona Jane Austin White. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis "Huckleberry" Myers.
Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, George Byron and Nancy Myers of Bluefield, W.Va., the Rev. William O. and Dessie Myers of Bland, Richard and Brenda Myers of Princeton, W.Va., James R. Myers of Bland, D.A. and Debi Myers of Bland, and Raymond and Jane Myers of Floyd; three daughters and sons-in-law, Loretta J. and Paige Welsh of Four Oaks, N.C., Faye and Robert Burton of Bland, and Julia and Wayne Acors of Ruther Glen; one brother, Walter White of Bland; one sister, Mildred W. Shell of Richmond; and 25 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Bland County Rescue Squad.
A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate is in charge of the arrangements.

Janet Evans Harner 
Janet Evans Harner, 66, of Bland, Va., died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Pulaski Community Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate, Va., with the Rev. Carl Holland officiating. Burial will be in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Va. 
She was born April 10, 1936, at Princeton, W.Va. She was a member of the Bland Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Clay and Gladys Williams Evans; one brother, Charles B. Evans; two sisters, Peggy E. Thomas and Betty E. Thornton. 
Survivors include her husband, Harold "Hap" Harner; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Kathy Harner of Bland, Va., and Tim and Flora Harner of Rocky Gap, Va.; four grandchildren, Kari Beth Harner, Samantha Harner, Jessica Harner, and Evan Harner. 
The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

Floyd Lee Carroll 
Floyd Lee Carroll, 53, of the Mechancisburg community of Bland died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002 at his home. 
Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 15, at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate with the Rev. Joe Taylor and the Rev. Doug Hyndrich officiating. Burial was in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery in Mechanicsburg. 
He was born Dec. 3, 1948, at Mechanicsburg, son of Louise Walker Carroll of Mechanicsburg and the late Lewis Lee Caroll. He was retired from VDOT and was a member of the Mechanicsburg Christian Church. He loved ballgames, playing horseshoes, hunting and fishing. 
In addition to his mother, he is survived by four sisters and brother-in-law, Geneva C. and Ward Pauley Jr., Dottie C. Drummond and Juanita C. Farlow, all of Bland, and Sheila Carroll of Williamsburg; a nephew, Kevin Pauley; two nieces, Amy Rasnack and Ashlee Drummond; two great-nieces, Brittanie and Sara Jo Ransack; several aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. 
The A. Vest & Sons Funeral home in White Gate was in charge of arrangements. 

Pearl Cox Cassell 
Pearl Lucille Cox Cassell of Ceres, 105, one day short of 106, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at the Edgemont Center in Wytheville. 
Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 15, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Ceres with the Rev. Ruth Ann Henley officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. 
She was born Sept. 14, 1896, in Bland County, a daughter of the late Lee and Susan Groseclose Cox. She graduated from Ceres High School and taught school at the Cave School. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis Cassell. 
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Filmore and Marie Cassell of Ceres; one sister, Alberta Cox of Ceres; seven grandchildren and spouses, Harold and Linda Cassell of Salem, Iris and Maynard Gardner and Eugene Cassell, all of Wytheville, Arleene and Reggie White of Jacksonville, Fla., Arnold and Donna Cassell, Carlton and Betty Cassell and Valerie and Jerrie Mutter, all of Ceres; 13 great-grandchildren, Tim Cassell, Tyron Cassell, Eric Gardner, Heather Gardner, Jason Gardner, Adam Gardner, Scott White, Ben White, Daniel White, Christopher Cassell, Shawn Cassell, Michael Cassell and Kimberly Cassell; and one great-great granddaughter, Cayla Cassell. 
Bradley's Funeral Home of Marion was in charge of arrangements. 

Reba Barnett Gross 
Reba Mary Barnett Gross, 74, of Bastian, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, in the Roanoke Community Hospital, Roanoke. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Newberry Funeral Home in Bland. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Riverview Cemetery, Ronceverte, W.Va. 
Born Feb. 24, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Oliver H. and Ollie Pritt Barnett. She was preceded in death by five brothers; three sisters, including Lula Barnett of Bastian; and two children, Freddie and Freda Gail. 
Survivors include her ex-husband, Fred Charles Gross of Bluefield, W.Va.; one daughter, Linda Kay Gross Cregger of Bastian; one son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Elaine Gross of Bluefield, W.Va.; two grandsons, Justin Gross and Ryan Gross, both of Bluefield, W.Va.; two special daughters, Kathy Frye and Frances Bandy, both of Rural Retreat; and a special friend, Jesse Ray Hull of Bastian. 
Newberry Funeral Home, Bland, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Anna Lois McFarland Hancock 
Anna Lois McFarland Hancock, 86, of Ceres died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, after a long illness in Takoma Adventist Hospital, Greeneville, Tenn. 
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ruthanne Henley officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. 
She made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Aileen and Donald Solomon in Greeneville, Tenn., since 1998. She was born in Bland County, a daughter of the late Loranza D. "L.D." McFarland and Rosa Mae King McFarland. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron Hancock; a grandson, Robert Thompson, and a great-granddaughter, Erica Burton. 
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Mae and Donald Hanshew of Ceres, Doris and Lenden Thompson of Burkes Garden, Aileen and Donald Solomon of Ceres; a son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Tammy Hancock of Ceres; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel in Bland was in charge of the arrangements. 

Jessie Mechem Ledford 
Jessie Mechem Ledford, 102, of Rural Retreat died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, in Bland County. 
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. at Marvin United Methodist Church in Wythe County with the Rev. Tony Perry and the Rev. Gene Kirk officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. 
A native of Columbus, Ind., she was a noted educator and churchwoman. She received her undergraduate education at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree at a time when few women attended a university at all. 
She subsequently went to Columbia University where she earned her master’s degree in 1930. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she traveled to the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee, intending to serve the educational needs of the poor of Appalachia. 
She taught at Pittman Center near Sevierville, Tenn., in the 1920s where she met her husband-to-be, Allen James Ledford, who later became a United Methodist minister. 
She left to continue her studies at Columbia University where she met the president of Berea College, Berea, Ky., who invited her to come to Berea to help train future teachers. 
Together, the Ledfords served a number of churches in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Her husband was the founder and first principal at Clinch High School in Hawkins County, Tenn. Mrs. Ledford taught English there. 
In the early 1960s, the couple moved to Rural Retreat where he served as minister of Marvin United Methodist Church. She was widowed in 1981. 
Survivors include her only daughter, Maggie Ledford Lawson Hill of Prague, Czech Republic; five grandchildren, James Edward Lawson and Sarah Elizabeth Lawson Russell, both of Rural Retreat, Margaret Rose Lawson Lanahan of Asheville, N.C., Charles Frederick Lawson of Wytheville and Laura Ellen Lawson Rosbottom of Apex, N.C.; and seven great-grandchildren. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that those who prefer may make memorial donations to Marvin United Methodist Church. 
Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat was in charge of arrangements. 

Iris June Pennington 
Iris June Pennington, 72, of Walkersville, Md., formerly of Wytheville, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2002, at her residence. 
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. at Jubilee Baptist Church, Wytheville, with the Rev. Kelly Marshall officiating. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Bastian. 
Born Jan. 12, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Bessie Bailey Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Jubilee Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Pennington. 
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Tena Pennington of Walkersville, Md.; two grandchildren, Heather Pennington and Hannah Pennington, both of Walkersville, Md.; and a brother, C.E. Thomas Jr. of Bastian. The family will receive friends Saturday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bland Funeral Chapel, Bland. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784; or Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702. 
Bland Funeral Chapel, Bland, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Jimmie Tibbs 
Jimmie Tibbs, 66, of Ceres, Va., died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, in the Wythe County Community Hospital, Wytheville, Va. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Sharon Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in the Sharon Lutheran Church Cemetery. 
He was born in Bland County, Va., a son of the late Willis Perry and Ella Mae Kitts Tibbs. 
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Powell Tibbs of Marion, Va.; four daughters and son-in-law, Pamela Ann Tibbs of Ceres, Va., Beth and Jim Brown of Bland, Va., Lauren Katie Tibbs of Ceres, Va., and Patty Rhea Tibbs of Bland, Va.; two sons, Gary Michael Tibbs of Ceres, Va., and Jimmie Lewis Tibbs of Chilhowie, Va.; three sisters, Anna Wayne Thompson of Ceres, Va., Gladys Umbarger of Bland, Va., and Alma Kitts of Columbus, Ga.; three brothers, Willis Tibbs of Rocky Mount, Va., Larry Bruce Tibbs, and Joe Tibbs, both of Ceres, Va.; three grandchildren, Derek Tibbs of Ceres, Va., Kayla Tibbs and Lindsey Pires, both of Bland, Va.; special friends, Red Peck and David King, both of Ceres, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sharon Lutheran Church. 
Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel in Bland, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

William Warren Young 
William Warren Young, 65, of Culpeper, died Sept. 10, 2002, at his residence. 
A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m. at the Clore-English Funeral Home with Pastor Paula J. Jones officiating. A private interment followed. 
He was born May 20, 1937, in Nebo, son of the late William R. Young and Ethel Harner Young. He was retired from B & J Fencing Company and loved the great outdoors. He was a member of the Rifleman’s Association. 
He preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ola Young Clements. 
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Jane P. Young of Culpeper; a brother, Graham Jack Young of Duloth, Ga.; three sisters, Rachel Jean Young of Marion, Frankie Y. Newberry of bland, and Laura Mae Galafora of Atlanta; an a special nephew, Stephen H. Newberry of Bland, and many nieces, nephews and friends. 
Clore-English Funeral Home in Culpeper was in charge of arrangements.

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