Miscellaneous Danville County, Virginia Obituaries

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Hazel Owens
Hazel Smith Owens, 75, of 765 Oakland Drive, died Saturday, July 5, 1997, at her residence after a brief illness.
Born Jan. 12, 1922, in Spray, N.C., she was the daughter of Criss M. Smith and Marandy Kelly Smith.
She retired from Peoples Drug Store, where she had worked as a salesperson.
She spent most of her life in Alexandria, and moved to Danville 20 years ago.
Survivors include a son, William Douglas Neely of Haymarket; two sisters, Kathryn Collins of Danville and Doris Murphy of California; two brothers, Buford Smith of San Antonio, Texas, and Criss Smith of East Bend, N.C.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. W.L. Wade. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 Tuesday at Swicegood Funeral Home.

Ruby Ragle
Ruby Irby Ragle, 70, of 205 Englewood Lane, died Saturday night at her residence. She had been in declining health for two years.
Born April 26, 1927, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of John Ell Irby and Nannie Laura Bell Dalton Irby.
She was a homemaker and spent most of her life in Danville, where she was a member of Schoolfield United Methodist Church.
She was married to Theodore Robert Ragle, who survives.
In addition to her husband of the residence, survivors include a daughter, Nancy L. Ragle Wisto of Ramona, Calif.; two brothers, Floyd Irby of Danville and Claude Irby of Chesapeake; two sisters, Hattie Rinko of Hurt and Irene Crowder of Leasburg, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swicegood Chapel by the Rev. M. Dana Hunt and Jim Fermin.
Interment will be in Schoolfield Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home, and other times will be at the residence.

Evelyn Reese
The graveside service for Evelyn Maxwell Reese, 87, of 721 Southhampton Ave., will be conducted 2 p.m. today from Danville Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Calvin Hines.
She died Saturday, July 5, 1997, at her residence. She had been in declining health for six months.
Born June 5, 1910, in Concord, N.C., she was the daughter of Cletus and Suny Helms Maxwell.
In 1958, she moved to Danville.
She was married to John Reese, who predeceased her.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a sitter at Danville Regional Medical Center.
She is survived by one daughter, Jeanie Reese Kluttz of Concord; one sister, Lena Mills of Concord; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by one son, John Wayne Reese; and one daughter, Patsy Godfry.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Tucker
MILTON, N.C. - The funeral for Josephine Apple Tucker, of 188 East Street, will be conducted 1 p.m. today at High Street Baptist Church by Pastor Orinzie Hooks.
Interment will be in Floral Hills Memory Garden, Danville, Va.
Born in Caswell County, she was the daughter of John and Ivie Apple.
She was educated in Caswell County and was a member of St. Andrew A.M.E. Church, Milton.
She is survived by a son, James Tucker of the home; two sisters, Irene Apple of Milton, Mary Madden of Blanch; and two brothers, Walter Apple of Austin, Tx., and John Apple Jr. of Philadelphia.
The viewing for family and friends was held Sunday evening at Plenty Funeral Home, Semora.
The family is at the residence, 188 East Street.

John Williams Sr.
John Henry Williams Sr., 75, of 253 West Woodlawn Drive, died Sunday, July 6, 1997, at his home. He had been in declining health for two years.
Born July 11, 1921, in Grayson County, he was the son of George S. Williams and Pearl Shupe Williams.
He moved to Danville in 1961 from Fries and worked in the Riverside Division machine shop at Dan River Inc. until his retirement.
He was also a carpenter and a member of Steven's Creek United Methodist Church, Fries.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
On Dec. 12, 1941, he was married to Forrest Stanley Williams, who survives.
In addition to his wife of the residence, survivors include a daughter, Carolyn W. Garrett of Danville; a son, John H. "Johnny" Williams Jr. of Danville; two brothers, William S. Williams of Cascade and Joe Williams of Ivanhoe; five sisters, Mary W. Setliff of Danville, Pauline W. Boyer of Dublin, Grace W. Litteral of Bristol, Tenn., Donna W. Akers of Fries, and Louise W. Rich of Greensboro, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Reid Williams, Paris Williams and Everette Williams.
The graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday in Danville Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Dr. Tom Evans and the Rev. Bufford Lanter.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 tonight at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel, and other times will be at the residence.

Barbara Clark
JAVA - Barbara Jean Clark, 54, of 1818 24th St. N.E., died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in District of Columbia General Hospital.
Born May 31, 1944, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of George E. "Benny" Clark, who survives, and Bernice Waller Clark, who predeceased her.
She was formerly of Java.
In addition to her father, survivors include five sisters, Mary Ellen Williams and Mattie Frances Perry, both of Fort Washington, Md., Jo Ann Thompson and Caroline Clark, both of Java, and Janie Elizabeth Davis, both of Greensboro, N.C.
A funeral will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. R. P. King officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Baptist Church Cemetery.
Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alise Clay
HURT - Alise Dodson Clay, 66, of 3325 Grit Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Born Dec. 16, 1931, in Halifax County, she was the daughter of Harry Dodson and Nolie Hall Dodson.
She was married to Cabel Carter Clay, who predeceased her.
She was a member of Edge Hill Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Carter Clay of Hurt; one daughter, Nancy Livesay of Fairfax; one brother, William Edward Dodson of Halifax; four sisters, Clara Clay of Hurt, Florris Reid of Lynchburg, Geraldine Daniels of Crewe and Jewel Sauders of Halifax; and two grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one son Carl "Tad" Clay.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Edge Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Harward officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Dorothy Ferguson
Dorothy Redd Ferguson, 69, of 391 Lemon Lane, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at her residence.
Born Feb. 26, 1929, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Redd and Josephine Glass Redd, who survives.
She was married to William Warner Ferguson "Dean" who also survives.
She was retired from F. W. Woolworth after many years of service. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Missionary Society, Senior Choir, Usher Board Chorus, Violetts (President), Christian Education and the Deaconess Board.
In addition to her husband and mother, survivors include three daughters, Frances Ferguson, Donna Ferguson and Barbara Dean Ferguson, all of Danville; five sisters, Dalsie Stamps, Lovelean Fitz, and Catherine Harden, all of Danville, Lois Randolph of Rockville, Md. and Alice Price of Newport News; one brother, Charlie Redd of Baltimore, Md.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert W. Jones, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
 
Early Doss
GLEN ALLEN - Early "Doug" Doss, 79, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998 in Mechanicsville.
Born July 11, 1919, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of Albert Doss and Anna Mae Owen Doss.
He was married to Emma "Ted" Doss of Glen Allen, who survives.
He was a retired truck driver for American Oil Company.
In addition to his wife, survivors include one daughter, Ann Keller of Glen Allen; one sister, Beatrice Worley of Gretna; and 3 grandchildren.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Graves officiating. Interment will be in Gretna Burial park.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of his sister, 202 Dalton Street, Gretna.

Pearl Fuquay
SOUTH BOSTON - Pearl Mae Fuquay, 88, of 103 Rosehill Drive, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Halifax Regional Hospital
Born Mar. 28, 1910, in Halifax County, she was the daughter of Captain W. Fuquay and Elizabeth Edwards Fuquay.
She was a member of McCanless Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a nurses aide until retirement.
Survivors include one sister.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. today at Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Delia Earnhardt officiating. 

Marie Lowe
PROVIDENCE, N.C. - J. Marie Lowe, 52, of 4346 Shady Grove Road, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 1, 1998, at her residence.
Born Jan. 15, 1946, in Halifax, she was the daughter of Jim Daniel and Eva Stansburg Smith, and Pete and Margaret Christianson of Pelham, who survive.
She was married to Jay Lowe, who survives.
She spent most of her life in the Providence community of Caswell County. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Reidsville for 9 years as a rural carrier. She was a member of New King Memorial Baptist Church of Eden.
In addition to her husband of twenty years and her parents of Pelham, survivors include one daughter, Mim Craig of Danville, Va.; two sons, Lee Roach, Jr. of Mebane, and Ronnie Roach of Pelham; and two grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 4 p.m. today at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. George McDowell officiating.
The family will receive friends at the residence.

Martha Malloy
NATHALIE - Martha Sweeney Malloy, 75, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston.
Born Jan. 13, 1923, in Halifax county.
She was married to Thomas Malloy, who survives.
In addition to her husband, survivors include four daughters Victoria Malloy, Lois Malloy, Shirley Malloy and Claretha Malloy; five sons Edward Malloy, James Malloy, Thomas Malloy, Melvin Malloy and Hayes Malloy; one sister, Margaret Wright; one brother, Addie Sweeney; and 26 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be 1 p.m. today at St. Paul C.M.E. Church in Halifax with the Rev. George Brown officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery. 
Remains of the deceased will be brought to the church one hour prior to the service.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 5243 Stage Coach Road.

Margie Malloy
PITTSBURG, PA. - Margie Malloy, 45, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Halifax Regional Medical Center in South Boston, Va.
Born June 4, 1953, in New York, she was the daughter of Martha Sweeney Malloy and Thomas Malloy, who survives.
In addition to her father, survivors include one daughter, Dani Malloy; one son, Kenneth Malloy; four sisters, Victoria Malloy, Lois Malloy, Shirley Malloy and Claretha Malloy; and five brothers Edward Malloy, James Malloy, Thomas Malloy, Melvin Malloy and Hayes Malloy.
A funeral will be held 1 p.m. today at St. Paul C.M.E. Church in Halifax with the Rev. George Brown officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery.
The remains of the deceased will be brought to the church one hour prior to the service.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 5243 Stage Coach Road.

George Miller
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - George William "Billy" Miller, 89, of 51 Horton Ave., died Friday morning Nov. 27, 1998, in Sound Shore Hospital.
Born Oct. 19, 1909, in Pittsylvania County, Va., he was the son of William C. Miller and Sarah Smith Miller.
He was married to Gladys Miller, who predeceased him.
Survivors include five sons Andrew Miller, Jack Miller, Cary Miller, all of New Rochelle, George Miller, Jr. of Mt. Vernon, and Harold Miller of Boston, Ma.; two daughters, Irene Wiggins of Boston, Mass. and Katherine Miller of New Rochelle; one sister, Lucinda Miller of Java, Va.; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be held noon Saturday at the Miller Family Cemetery with the Rev. R.P. King officiating. 
The family will receive friends 11 a.m. at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Womack, 252 Yeatts Store Road, Java.
Miller Funeral Home, Gretna, is in charge of arrangements.

Buck Owen
PINE KNOT, KY. - Buck William Owen, 95, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at McCreary County Health Care Facility.
Born Jan. 17, 1903, he was the son of George and Alice East Owen.
He was married to Dutah Vaughn Owen, who predeceased him in 1993.
A lifelong resident of Danville, Va., he moved to Monticello, Ky. in 1992 to live with his daughter. He retired from the shipping department of Dan River Inc. in 1968 with over 50 years of service.
Survivors include two sons, Ellis Owen of Cary, N.C. and David Owen of Danville; three daughters, Frances Irby of Augusta, Ga., Mary White of Monticello, Ky. and Shirley Lindsey of Newport News, Va.; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A funeral will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Marvin Hicks Funeral Home, 806 Kendrick Ave., Monticello.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on this evening.

Agnes Pendleton
Agnes "Penny" Reynolds Pendleton, 86, of 127 Edwards Court, died Monday evening, Nov. 30, 1998, at Danville Regional Medical Center after eight years of declining health.
Born Dec. 1, 1911, in Patrick County, she was the daughter of Volney P. Reynolds and Alma Scott Reynolds.
She was married to Harry Raymond Pendleton who predeceased her on Aug. 2, 1979.
She lived in Floyd County and Meadows of Dan before moving to Danville in 1946. She worked for the Belk-Leggett store for 27 years before retiring, working in sales in the fabric department. She was a member of Shelton Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Belk-Leggett retired employees club.
Survivors include three sons, William E. Pendleton of Sandston, Raymond A. Pendleton of Pawleys Isle, S.C. and Jesse W. Pendleton of Gastonia, N.C.; one brother, E. Wayne Reynolds of Martinsville; one sister Doris R. Wood of Danville; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, and 3 stepgreat-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. today at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Thomas Pruitt
Thomas Coleman Pruitt, 52, of 30 Morris Ave., died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Vencore Hospital in Greensboro.
Born Aug. 7, 1946, in Danville, he was the son of the late Willie Thomas Pruitt and Annie D. Pruitt, who survives.
He was a retired disabled painter.
In addition to his mother, survivors include three sisters, Lillie Lovelace, Doris Pruitt and Nancy Pruitt, all of Danville; and one brother, David Pruitt of Danville.
He was predeceased by one sister, Shirley Bradley, and one brother, Earl Pruitt.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. today at Townes Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Vermillion officiating. Burial will be in Happy Home Church cemetery, Route 700.
The family will receive friends at the residence.

John Clark
DANVILLE, Va. - John Norman Clark, 91, formerly of 2212 Spencer St., died Saturday evening, Feb. 6, 1999, at Riverside Health Care.
Born Feb. 5, 1908, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of John T. Clark and Ella Taylor Clark.
He worked for Dan River, Inc. as a warper in the card room until he retired. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was married to Irma Reynolds Clark, who predeceased him.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Highland Burial Park with the Rev. D. Scott Holcomb-McLain officiating.
The family will receive friends at the residence of his nephew, Earl "Whitey" Hall, 339 Terry Ave.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mamie Crews
CHATHAM, Va. - Mamie Creasy Crews, 94, of 21914 U.S. 29, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Piney Forest Health Care Center in Danville.
Born July 31, 1904, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Henry Creasy and Nell Matherly Creasy.
She was married to Swanson I. Crews, who predeceased her.
She was a member of Payneton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Lois C. Barbour of Chatham; three sons, Dewey R. Crews of Gretna, and Holland Crews and Billy Crews, both of Chatham; two sisters, Viola Rosenbaum of Danville and Gay C. Pruitt of Chatham; two brothers, Johnny Creasy of Danville and Edward Creasy of Lynchburg; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two sons, Swanson O. Crews and Oma C. Crews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Scott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. James D. Siddons officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park, Chatham.
The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Holland Crews, 21792 U.S. Highway 29.

Grace Harrell
DANVILLE, Va. - Grace Vipperman Harrell, 92, of 109 Harris Place, died Sunday night, Feb. 7, 1999, in Piney Forest Health Care Center.
Born April 13, 1906, in Ararat, she was the daughter of Marion W. Vipperman and Mary Ann Hall Vipperman.
She was married to Lawson M. Harrell, who died in 1945.
She was employed at Anderson Brothers until her retirement in 1971.
Survivors include one daughter, Lillie H. McFarling of Danville; one sister, Susie V. Hiatt of Hillsville; and nine grandchildren.
She was predeceased by three sons, Carl M. Harold, James B. Harold and C. Otto Harold; two brothers and six sisters.
A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Schoolfield Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. today at Townes Funeral Home and at other times at the daughter's residence, 732 Arlington Road.

Tom Newman 
DANVILLE, Va. - Harry Thomas "Tom" Newman, 80, of 106 Cathy Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at his residence after a decline in health for three months.
Born Sept. 9, 1918, in Bedford, Va., he was the son of Bailey Paris Newman and Nora Cook Newman.
He was a member of Third Avenue Christian Church and a member of the American Legion Post No. 325.
He lived most of his life in Danville. A retired paint contractor, he owned and operated Newman Painting.
He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean conflict.
On August 22, 1964, he was married to Audrey Jean Wilson Newman, who survives.
He was formerly married to Dorothy McClanahan Newman, who predeceased him.
In addition to his wife of the residence, survivors include three daughters, Brenda Newman Davis and Jo Ann Grainger, both of Danville, and Patsy Kay Bradford of Austin, Texas; one son, William "Bill" Glosson of Danville; one brother, Winifred Newman of Danville; one sister, Iva Newman Hawkins of Danville; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Sylvia Newman Amico; and three brothers, Minnis Newman, Ezra Newman, and John Newman.
A funeral will be held 3 p.m. today at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel with the Rev. Freddy Vicks, the Rev. Daryl Joyce and the Rev. Ray Newman officiating. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park with military honors by the American Legion Post 325.
The family will be at the residence.

Ruth Parcell
DANVILLE, Va. - Ruth Hall Parcell, 81, formerly of 314 Wrenn Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital in Burkeville after a decline in health.
Born Feb. 13, 1917, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Walter Green Hall and Sally Bryant Hall.
She lived most of her life in Danville. She was a housewife and a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. She was the last surviving member of her generation.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Terry Parcell; one brother, Harold C. Hall Jr.; and three sisters, Lillian H. Holt, Frances Hall Terry Link and Mary H. Riddle.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in Highland Burial Park with the Rev. Steven W. Greer and the Rev. Robert E. Carty officiating.
The family will receive friends at the residence of her great nephew, Michael Owen, at 120 Hickory Drive, Blairs.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Russell
BLANCH, N.C. - James Thomas Russell, 80, of 847 Blanch Road, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born July 13, 1918, in Caswell County, he was the son of Alvis Russell and Ida Bell Graves Russell.
He was married to Alene G. Russell, who survives.
He was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He also sang in the male chorus, senior choir, and attended Sunday school.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a retired employee of Dan River Inc.
In addition to his wife of the residence, survivors include one stepson, the Rev. Willie J. Toomer of Danville; one stepdaughter, Irma Bennett of Danville; and several stepgrandchildren.
A funeral will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Red Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Gregory Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
A viewing will be held 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Fulton Funeral Home in Yanceyville.
The family will receive friends at the residence.


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