Miscellaneous Bland County, Virginia Obituaries

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Fred Bradshaw 
Fred Bradshaw, 71, of Bland, died Friday, May 1, 1998, at his home. 
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, with the Rev. Frank Clifton and the Rev. J.D. Clark officiating. Burial followed at Shiloh Cemetery, Bland. 
He was born Jan. 11, 1927, at Pedro, Ohio, a son of Barbara Bradshaw and the late Frank Bradshaw Sr. He was a retired self-employed timberman. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. 
He was preceded in death by three brothers, George Bradshaw, Amos Bradshaw and Frank Bradshaw Jr. 
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Reba Williams Bradshaw of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon Bradshaw and Roy Cumbee of Rich Creek, Wilma and Rick Faulkner of Rocky Gap, and Terry Harless of Bland; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Rhonda Bradshaw of Bastian, and Rick and Dee Dee Bradshaw of Rocky Gap; mother, Barbara Bradshaw of Bland; eight grandchildren, William Tickle, Chris Tickle, both of Bland, Amy Berry, Kristen Bradshaw, Anthony Bradshaw, all of Bastian, Jeremy Harless of Bland, Eric Faulkner, and Adriana Faulkner, both of Rocky Gap; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol Shaneyfelt of Lake Mary, Fla., Donna and A.D. Burton of Narrows, Yvonne and Chuck Jarrett of Marietta, Ga., Virginia and Elwood Cash of Richmond, and Juanita and Ralph Thompson of Greensboro, N.C.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Woody and Doris Bradshaw of Bland, and Shannon and Bea Bradshaw of Tazewell. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 10, Bastian, VA 24314. 
A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate was in charge of the arrangements.

Sadie Monday Jones 
Sadie Monday Jones, 63, of Vinton, formerly of Wytheville, died Monday, April 27, 1998, at her residence. 
A graveside service was held Friday, May 1, at 2 p.m. at the Monday Family Cemetery. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Jones; and a son, Harold M. Monday. 
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ranny and Deborah Monday of Wytheville; her mother, Rosie Gravely of Wytheville; a brother, James Bass of Ohio; four half-sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Ray Dye of Shelby, N.C., Pearl and Junior Cox of Anderson, S.C., Evelyn and Edward Easter of Austinville, and Barbara and Danny Burton of Shelby, N.C.; two half brothers and sisters-in-law, B.F. and Thelma Gravely of Bland, and Daniel and Betty Gravely of Nevada; two stepbrothers and stepsisters-in-law, Jack and Freda Gravely of Max Meadows, and Doug and Jackie Gravely of Ohio; and three grandchildren. 
Gillman Funeral Chapel in Wytheville was in charge of the arrangements. 

LeRoy Robert Umbarger 
LeRoy Robert Umbarger, 84, of Route 1, Bland, died Friday, May 15, 1998, in the Kegley Manor Nursing Home in Bastian. 
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at the Red Oak Church with the Rev. Bill Schoeneman and the Rev. Ralph Kidd officiating. Interment followed in the Red Oak Cemetery in Ceres. 
He was born in Bland County, a son of the late Arlie and Mollie Turley Umbarger and was a member of the Red Oak Union Church. 
He was preceded in death by a son, Keith Umbarger; and two sisters, Cleta Cox and Marie Neel. 
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Tibbs Umbarger of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Margie and Lonny Gay of Bland, Joan and Frank Chandler of Bland, Vicki and Charley Dillow of Wytheville, and Cindy and Kim Wright of Bland; four sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Becky Umbarger of Bland, Donald and Linda Umbarger of Bristol, John and Cindy Umbarger of Ceres, and Kenny and Jeanie Umbarger of Ceres; a brother, Zeb Vance Umbarger of Radford; 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, 12 stepgrandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren. 
The family suggest that those who prefer may make memorials to the Red Oak Cemetery, c/o Betty Harden, Route 1, Ceres, VA 24318. 
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland was in charge of the arrangements. 

Monty Gene Harmon Jr. 
Monty Gene "M.G." Harmon Jr., 37, of Wytheville, died Monday, May 18, 1998, in the Pulaski Community Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Lewis Arnold, the Rev. Bobby Lewis, and Ronnie Arnold officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour before service time. 
He was a graduate of George Wythe High School and a member of Liberty Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was the president of the United States Arm Wrestling Association, member of the Arm Wrestling World Council and project co-ordinator of the Virginia Commonwealth Games. 
He is survived by a daughter, Brittany Lynn Harmon of Bland County; his father and mother, Monty G. Sr. and Fredia Goforth Harmon of Wytheville; a sister and brother-in-law, Belva and Jimmy Scott of Max Meadows; his fiancée, Tina Marie Wade of Wytheville; a niece, Sarah Scott; and a nephew, Chris Scott. 
The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the American Cancer Research. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Greene Albert 
Elizabeth Greene Albert, 68, of Wytheville, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, in the Princeton Community Hospital. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randall Greene and the Rev. William "Bill" Dale officiating. Interment followed in the West End Cemetery. 
She was born in Boone, N.C., a daughter of the late Jerome and Channie Eller Greene. She was a member of the Original Church of God. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bruce Albert Sr.; one grandchild, Randy King Jr.; and three brothers, Dallas Greene, Jasper Greene, and Jess Greene. 
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Judy and Donald Henderlite of Marion, Paige Albert of Deep Gap, N.C., and Odessa Faye and the Rev. Sammy Shupe of Matoaka, W.Va.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jerry D. and Lynn King of Pulaski, Randy L. King of McAllen, Texas, and William B. "Bill" Jr. and Kris Albert of Wytheville; three sisters, Virgie L. Lovejoy, Alma Hamby, both of Lenore, N.C., and Bertha L. Shirley of Deep Gap, N.C.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, the Rev. Roscoe B. Green of Lenore, N.C., Paul F. and Catherine Green of Fleetwood, N.C., and Midas N. and Opal Greene of Deep Gap, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and one step-great-granddaughter. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of the arrangements. 

Warren Dunn 
Warren Dunn, 73, of Bastian, died Monday, May 25, 1998, at his residence. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bastian Church of God with the Rev. James H. Beavers officiating. Interment will follow in the family cemetery in Bastian. 
He was born in Bland County, a son of the late Robert Edward and Camellia Bird Dunn. He was a life-long member of the Church of God and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. 
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Sarah Carter, Nora Kidd, and Edith Brizendine; and two brothers, Earl Dunn, and Keith Dunn. 
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy and Camela; a sister, Doris Dillow of Bastian; and several nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 28, from 5 p.m. until service time at the Bastian Church of God. 
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland is in charge of the arrangements. 

William Walter Ellison Sr. 
William Walter Ellison Sr., 83, of Ceres, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, in the Kegley Manor in Bastian. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 26, at 11 a.m., at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Nebo with the Rev. Bill Schoeneman and the Rev. Joe Farlow officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Catherine Ellison. 
Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Elizabeth Catherine Ellison and Roy Deyton of Thurmont, Md., and Peggy Sue Ellison of Ceres; three sons and daughters-in-law, William Henry Sr. and Ann Ellison, William Walter Jr. and Louise Ellison, all of Sophia, N.C., and Bud Eugene Ellison of Austinville; two sisters, Rebecca Cassell of Ceres, and Helen Clark of Rockville, Md.; two brothers, William Preston Ellison of Bland, and Marshall Tyler Ellison of Mechanicsburg; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. 
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland was in charge of the arrangements. 

Mark Christopher Muncy 
Mark Christopher Muncy, 42, of Bland, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, at his residence. 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel in Bland with the Rev. Doug Hyndrich and the Rev. June Miller officiating. 
He was born in Grundy, a son of the late Gilbert Carter and Constance Evans Muncy. 
He is survived by a brother, Bruce Carter Muncy of Virginia Beach. 
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland is in charge of the arrangements. 

Homer Neal Wright 
Homer Neal Wright, 65, of the Hollybrook Community, Bland, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, in Lewis-Gale Hospital, Salem. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, with the Rev. J.D. Clark officiating. Burial was in the Mountain Field Cemetery, Hollybrook. 
He was born June 13, 1932, at Hollybrook, a son of the late William Olney and Ollie Mae Falls Wright. 
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Conley Wright of Bland; one daughter, Amber Williams of Wytheville; three sons, Ervin Wright of Rich Creek, Troy Wright of Bland and Wesley Wright of Pembroke; one sister, Ramona Morehead of Beaumont; two brothers, Maxwell A. Wright of Bland, and Stanford Wright of Augusta, Ga.; and six grandchildren. 
A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate was in charge of the arrangements.

Pauline Bogle Foglesong 
Pauline Bogle Foglesong, 85, of Fisher Road, Wytheville, died Friday, May 29, 1998, at her residence. 
Funeral services were held Monday, June 1, at 2 p.m. at the Sharon Lutheran Church in Ceres with pastor, Mrs. Chris Foglesong, officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. 
She was born in Ceres, a daughter of the late L.D. and Martha Cassell Bogle. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Foglesong; one brother and three sisters. 
Survivors include a close friend, Terry Umbarger of Wytheville; a very special friend and caregiver, Judy Monahan of Speedwell; a special friend and neighbor, Pearl S. Sheffey of Wytheville; a sister-in-law, Ruth Hedrick of Wytheville; a special niece, Ethel Lee King of Asheville, N.C.; and several other nieces and nephews. 
The family requests that those who prefer, may make memorials to the Sharon Cemetery Fund, c/o Evelyn Groseclose, Route 1, Box 502, Ceres, VA 24318. 
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland was in charge of the arrangements. 

Laura Lee Lindamood 
Laura Lee Lindamood, 91, of Wytheville, died Monday, June 1, 1998, in the Sands Nursing Home. 
A graveside service was held Wednesday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
She was the daughter of the late John L. and Rebecca Lindamood. She was educated at public schools in Wythe County, and the old Wytheville High School and Radford State Teachers College. 
She is survived by three nieces, Carolyn L. Cox, Kaye L. Vollmer, both of Wytheville, and Barbara L. Umberger of Kingsport, Tenn.; two nephews, Buford M. Lindamood of Galax, and John B. Lindamood of Columbus, Ohio; five great-nephews, C. Jeff Cox, John Marc Lindamood, John S. Pope, E. Keith Vollmer, and J. Clark Williams II; six great-nieces, Rebecca W. Cardwell, Judy G. Cox, Sherie L. Croson, Jodi C. Davis, C. Jean Snavely, and Mary Lou Vollmer; two great-great-nephews, Justin Snavely and Preston Cardwell; one great-great-niece, Carolyn Cardwell; and a sister-in-law, Irene Pugh Lindamood of Norfolk. 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery Fund. 
Gillman Funeral Chapel in Wytheville was in charge of the arrangements. 

James Lawrence White Jr. 
James Lawrence White Jr. of Willis, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at his home. 
Memorial services were held Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m. at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel in Floyd with the Rev. Clyde Bishop officiating. 
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara White; and a grandson, Mark White Jr. 
Survivors include his wife, Dr. Maria Encarnacion of Willis; six daughters, Zari N. White of Willis, Michelle M.E. Robinson, Denise Kimball and Deborah Massa, all of Ocala, Fla., Karolyn M.E. Faulk of Long Island, N.Y., and Gina Haynes of Atlanta, Ga.; six sons, Antar White of Washington, D.C., Ahmed White of Bronx, N.Y., Mark White Sr. of Yonkers, N.Y., David White and Derrell Hart, both of Ocala, Fla., and Lawrence White of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 20 grandchildren, Araceli N. Robinson, Danielle C. Faulk, Kristen M. Faulk, Lateesha White, Brittany Horton, Charles Horton, Natalie White, Sheena White, Naeema White, Justin Haynes, Shianne White, Umar White, Sean White, Shanna Haynes, Shanika White, Marcus White, Zara White, Zaila White, Mayo White, and Melissa Massa; and three great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends Saturday, May 30, from 6 p.m. until service time at the Maberry Funeral Home. 
Maberry Funeral Home Chapel in Floyd was in charge of the arrangements. 

Rayfield Lee Whitman 
The Rev. Rayfield Lee Whitman, 76, of Wytheville, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, in the Wythe County Community Hospital. 
Funeral services were held Monday, June 1, at 3 p.m. at the Bethel A.M.E. Church. Interment followed in the Oakwood Cemetery. 
He was born in Bryant, Texas, the son of the late Rayfield L. and Annie Whitman. He graduated from Campbell High School in Texas and attended Wilber Force University for two years. He was ordained at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, W.Va., served as pastor of numerous churches including Bethlehem Baptist Church, Wytheville. He was a member of the "Promise Keepers," a member of the NAACP and the Ministers Alliance. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. 
He is survived by his former wife, Hedy A. Whitman of Wytheville; one son, Rayfield L. Whitman III of Wytheville; four daughters, Sherry Austin and Rachelle Whitman, both of Wytheville, the Rev. Dawn Elizabeth Whitman of Greensboro, N.C., and Angie Whitman of Altoona, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Cassandra Nicole Whitman, Omar Whitman and Olivia LeAnne Austin. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of the arrangements.

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