Miscellaneous Bland County, Virginia Obituaries

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Rosana Viola George Scritchfield
Rosana Viola George Scritchfield, 91, of Bland, Va., died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at her residence. 
Graveside services will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. in the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz. 
She was born in Galesburg, N.D., a daughter of the late William and Sietska Terpstra George. She taught over 60 years in public and private schools. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gailon Eugene Scritchfield 
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Richard and Connie Scritchfield Smith of Bland, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Keith "Billy" and LaQuita Scritchfield of Loveland, Colo.; and 12 grandchildren. 
Grubb Funeral Home of Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret Evelyn Tayloe 
Margaret Evelyn Tayloe, age 82, of Wytheville, Va., died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in the Shiloh Cemetery, Pulaski, Va. 
She was the daughter of the late J.W. and Lula Combs Parks. She was retired form the Jafree Shirt Factory. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claud Tayloe. 
Survivors include two daughters, Pat Marth of Laplata, Md., and Carol Poole of Satellite Beach, Fla.; a son, Thomas Pulliam of Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Ollie Demidovich of Bland, Va., and Alice Runyon of Michigan; and nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
The Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., was in charge of the arrangements.

Lea Toms Martin 
Lea Toms Martin, 44, of New Castle, Va., died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002. 
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. at the Zion United Methodist Church in the Nebo Community of Ceres, Va., with the Rev. Larry Jent officiating. 
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Bertie Cregger of Lick Creek, Va. 
Survivors include her husband, Michael Martin of the home; two stepdaughters, Tara Turner of Georgia and Dani Martin of Michigan; her parents, Lynwood and Mabel Cregger Toms of Roanoke, Va.; one brother, Larry Toms of Roanoke, Va.; a special nephew, Zackery Toms; and many other relatives and friends. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Craig County Cancer Group, attn: Trudy, Route 1 Box 1874, New Castle, VA 24172. 
Oakey's Funeral Service in Roanoke, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Frank Middleton Rowlett 
Frank Middleton Rowlett, 95, of Wilmington, Del., died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Christiana Hospital from complications from a fall. 
A graveside service will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. at the Bland Cemetery with the Rev. Leland Smith officiating. 
He was born March 12, 1907, in Roanoke, Va. His family moved to Richmond, Va., where he lived until his marriage to Margaret Grayson Dunn in 1936. He was employed by Hercules Powder Co. (Hercules, Inc.), first in Brunswick, Ga., and in 1938, in Wilmington, Del., where he and his wife lived out their lives. He traveled extensively with Hercules and later with his wife in retirement. He'd played semi-professional football with the Richmond Rockets and rowed competitively. He belonged to the Skating Club of Wilmington and was garden volunteer at the Winterthur Museum. He was a member of Christ Church, Christiana Hundred, Del. 
He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Grayson Rowlett Govatos of Annandale, Va.; a niece, Dorothy Rowlett Colburn of Middletown, Del.; and a granddaughter, Christina Grayson Govatos of Concord, N.H. 
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. 
Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel in Bland, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda Clay Burton 
Linda Clay Burton, 44, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at St. Johnís Hospital, Broken Arrow, Okla., after three months of declining health. 
Graveside services were held Friday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. at Danville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Neal Isom and David Bivens officiating. 
She was born Dec. 16, 1957, in Danville, Va. She lived most of her life in Danville, Va., and had resided in Oklahoma for the past 10 years. She was a member of RHEMA Bible Church and was employed at RHEMA Bible Institute. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Glenn Burton on May 12, 2002; her parents, Charlie H. Clay and Dora Wyatt Clay; and a brother, Carrington Clay. 
Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Whitehead and Sandra Burton, both of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a son, Joshua Burton of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a brother, Charlie Clay of Danville, Va.; a sister, Edna Cundiff of Danville, Va.; and two grandchildren. 
Swicegood Funeral Home in Danville, Va., was in charge of arrangements.

Lida Elsie Havens 
Lida Elsie Havens, 92, of Bland, Va., died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital, Bluefield, W.Va. 
Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, Va., with the Rev. Donald White and the Rev. Timmy Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery. 
She was born March 13, 1910, at Oakvale, W.Va. She was a member of the Shady Grove United Methodist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus William Havens; parents, James and Betty Blankenship Hughes; and two grandchildren. 
Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Hale and Ola Havens of Independence, Ky., Raymond and Irma Havens, Edward and Marlene Havens, Dane and Jane Havens, and Garland and Mary Lee Havens, all of Bland County, Va.; one daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Jerry Yates of Fairview, N.C.; two brothers, Estil Hughes of Eggleston, Va., and Carson Hughes of Narrows, Va.; one sister, Nona H. Conley of Narrows, Va.; 23 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. 
A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Cora Viola Hatfield Morgan 
Cora Viola Hatfield Morgan, 99, of Bastian, Va., died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at her residence. 
Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Bastian Church of God with the Rev. David Webb officiating. Interment will follow in the Musick Cemetery in Bastian, Va. 
She was a member of Big Cub Missionary Baptist Church in West Virginia. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Susan Davis Hatfield; one daughter, Eunice Toler; and two sons, Robert Wendell Morgan and Jeanna Eli Morgan. 
Survivors include one daughter, Josephine Musick of the home; one brother, Luther Hatfield of Coal Mountain, W.Va.; five sisters, Brookie Cline, Georgie Hatfield and Arlene Wallace, all of Coal Mountain, W.Va., Mervin Fraley of Moorehead, Ky., and Zetta Brown of Cyclone, W.Va.; 14 grandchildren 19 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends. 
Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel in Bland, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

Sidney Ray Mitchell 
Sidney Ray Mitchell, 72, of Roanoke, Va., formerly of Wytheville, Va., died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at his residence. 
Graveside memorial services will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Bland County, Va. 
He was a member (retired) IBEW for 45 years and was corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps 1947-1949 where he was an aircraft electrician. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Mae Williams Mitchell; his parents, Walter Homer and Bessie Lindamood Mitchell; and two brothers, Charles Thomas Mitchell and Walter Homer Mitchell II. 
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Connie Sue and Wayne Hurley of Vinton, Va., and Mary Annetta and Jeff Ferguson of Roanoke, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Ray Anthony and Kathy Mitchell of Bland, Va., and Sidney Todd and Elizabeth Mitchell of Galax, Va.; grandchildren, Jeffery Allen Barbour, Charles Michael Nakhle, Christopher Ryan Ferguson, Jessica Kathleen Mitchell, Tanner Stuller, and Joshua Stuller; and great-grandchildren, Dylan Michael Nakhle and Jakob Spencer Nakhle. 
The Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Felts Shockley 
Virginia Felts Shockley, 85, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Wythe County, Va., died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002. 
Graveside services will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. in the Groseclose Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Omar Burns officiating. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bruce Shockley; and her parents, Elmer and Clara Felts. 
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Vernon Neel of Bland, Va., and Linda and Gene Taylor of Largo, Fla.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Claire Shockley of Stoughton, Mass., David Wayne and Audrey Shockley of Virginia Beach, Va., Benny and Carol Shockley of Bland, Va., and William Shockley of Lexington, N.C.; 16 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-stepgrandchild. 
The family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grubb Funeral Home. 
Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha Viola Wolfe 
Martha Viola Wolfe, 89, of Bland, Va., died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Bluefield, W.Va. 
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, Va., with the Rev. Donald White and the Rev. David Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery. 
She was born Aug. 10, 1913, at Crandon, Va. She had been a residence of Kegley Manor Nursing Home, Bastian, Va., for the past three years and was a member of Wessendonck United Methodist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Ward Wolfe; her parents, Rush and Bessie Katherine King Mustard; a son, Dennis Roy Wolfe; a brother, Mason Mustard; a sister, Naomi M. White; two infant grandchildren and one infant great-grandchild. 
Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Albert and Barbara Wolfe of Bland, Va., John and Ann Ruth Wolfe of Daleville, Ala., Arthur and Judy Wolfe of Bland, Va., Larry and Willie Wolfe of Bastian, Va., Mack D. and Kate Wolfe of Newport, Maine, and Debra B. Wolfe of Bland, Va.; six daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and John Smith of Wytheville, Va., Mildred and Sammie Morris of Bluefield, W.Va., Linda and Andrew Sarver of Taylorsville, N.C., Janet and David Anglin of Bradshaw, W.Va., Carol and J. Fred Hall of Bastian, Va., and Pam and Tony Dillow of Taylorsville, N.C.; one brother, Vance Mustard of Dublin, Va.; one sister-in-law, Mary Mize of Radford, Va.; 38 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home or at the home of Mildred and Sammie Morris, Fincastle Lane, Bluefield, W.Va., at any time. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wessendonck United Methodist Church Building Fund. 
A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

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