Miscellaneous Danville County, Virginia Obituaries

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Lynn Calvert
DANVILLE, Va. - Lynn Stanley Calvert, 71, of 2516 Beechwood Lane, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at his residence.
Born May 29, 1927, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of Henry Lee Calvert and Carrie Scearce Calvert.
He was married April 8, 1949, to Inez Poteat Calvert, who survives.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He was owner and operator of Lynn and Marks Grocery on Westover Drive for 21 years. He was of the Methodist faith.
In addition to his wife of the residence, survivors include one son, Mark Stanley Calvert of Danville; three sisters, Ruby A. Calvert of Virginia, Lois Calvert Pitcher of Arlington and Cisie Calvert Scearce of Danville.
He was predeceased by one sister, Virginia Calvert Poteat.
A funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Townes Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends at the residence.

Grover Creech Jr.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Grover Washington Creech Jr., 81, of 3206 Connecticut Ave., died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte after several months of declining health.
Born in Carabus County, N.C., he was the son of Grover Washington and Agnes Talbert Creech.
He was married to Irene Hunter Creech, who died Jan. 7, 1997.
He worked for Burlington Industries as personnel director, at the Plaid Mill and Greensboro Weaving, in Greensboro, N.C., the sales department with Garlock Packing Co. of Pa. and in sales with Southern Pump Co. in Charlotte. He was a graduate of Concord High School and North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran having entered as a commissioned officer after R.O.T.C. training at State College. He was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include two sisters, Mildred C. Kennedy of Thomasville and Frances C. Dennis of Cary; two brothers, Charles M. Creech of Marshville and Robert R. Creech of Charlotte.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Fay C. Linker.
A funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Hooper Funeral Home Chapel in Yanceyville with the Doctor Floyd Morrow officiating. Burial will be in First Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home.

Herman Garland
DANVILLE, Va. - Herman L. Garland, 64, of 806 Monroe St., died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 16, 1935, in Danville, he was the son of the late Leroy Coleman and Susie Garland Wyllie, who survives.
He was retired from the U.S. Army.
In addition to his mother of Maryland, survivors include two daughters, Lesa Edwards of Sea Pleasant, Md., and Vonzelle Garland of Washington, D.C.; four sons, Ronnie Garland of Burnie, Tasmania, Australia, Cecil Garland of Washington, Bryan Garland and Wayne Garland, both of Maryland; two stepbrothers, Leroy Coleman Jr. and Frederick Coleman, both of Danville.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Toomer officiating. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park with military rites conducted by American Legion Post No. 325.
The family will receive friends at the residence.

William "Pete" Harris
EDEN, N.C. - William "Pete" Harris, 89, of 1399 Lincoln St., died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at his home.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Overlook Cemetery.
Mr. Harris was a native of Pittsylvania County, Va., and was retired from American Tobacco Co.
Surviving are a sister, Ann Scearce of Oregon Hill; sister-in-law, Igie DuBois of Eden; niece and nephew, Gilbert and Debra DuBois of Eden.
The family will be at Reynolds Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, and other times at the residence.

Glenn Hedrick
DANVILLE, Va. - Glenn Rodgers Hedrick, 56, of 220 Franklin Turnpike, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Riverside Health Care Center, where he had been for a week. He had been in declining health for several months.
Born Aug. 5, 1942, in the Sandy Level community of Pittsyvania County, he was the son of the late Cleave Edwards Hedrick and Kathleen Bobbitt Hedrick, who survives.
He was an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in Vietnam. He lived all of his life in Pittsylvania County and Danville. He had retired from Apac of Virginia, where he was equipment operator with 30 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of American Legion Post No. 1097.
In addition to his mother of Danville, survivors include one daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" H. Dowdy of Danville; one son, Randall Glenn Hedrick of Beltone, S.C.; two brothers, Ralph C. Hedrick of Danville and Alfred Dale Hedrick of Sutherlin; and one grandchild.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in Danville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Freddie Vicks officiating. 
The family will receive freinds 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel and at other times at the residence.

Sibyl Starkey
DANVILLE, Va. - Sibyl Giles Starkey, 81, of 127 Seminole Dr., died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Danville Regional Medical Center after several years of declining health.
Born June 24, 1917, in Danville, she was the daughter of Posie Gilmer Giles and Rosa Richardson Giles.
She was married to B.C. Starkey Jr., who predeceased her.
She lived her life in the Danville area when prior to her retirement, she was employed with Jones Sausage Co. She was a graduate of Averett College and a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church and a member of The Colonial Dames.
Survivors include a number of cousins.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Highland Burial Park with the Rev. Ron Mateer officiating.
Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Wilkerson
DANVILLE, Va. - Ruth Whitfield Wilkerson, 92, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Stratford Health Care Center.
Born Feb. 15, 1907, in Hurdle Mills Community of Person County, N.C., she was the daughter of William Thomas Hawkins and Zenora Alice Wilkerson Hawkins.
She lived most of her life in Danville. She was married to William Edward Whitfield, who predeceased May 29, 1979, and later to Charles Caviness Wilkerson, who predeceased her Aug. 11, 1997.
She was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church, the Ayers Bible Class, a member and past Worthy Matron of the Kaufman-Brydon Chapter 87 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Danville Garden Club.
She was the last surviving member of her generation, and is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by two brothers, Floyd H. Hawkins and W. Rainey Hawkins and two sisters, Fannie Belle Gordon and Sadie Maude Davis.
A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Dana Hunt officiating. 
The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Townes Funeral Home.

Ronald "Ronnie" Yeatts
DANVILLE, Va. - Ronald "Ronnie" Yeatts, 38, of 4036 Suburban Drive, died Thursday, April 29, 1999.
Born Dec. 10, 1960, in Danville, he was a son of Curtis Yeatts and Mary Millner Yeatts, both of whom survive.
He spent most of his life in Danville where he worked for Danville Lumber Co. and was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, survivors include one son, Michael D. Yeatts of Danville; one brother, Gerald Lee Yeatts of Danville; and one sister, Darleen Y. McBride of Danville.
A funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Danville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with the Rev. Jack Robertson and the Rev. Minnie D. Bates officiating.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. today at Swicegood Funeral Home and at other times at the residence. 

James Bennett
DANVILLE, Va. - James W. Bennett, 86, of 709 Betts St., died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at the Ashwood Adult Home.
Born Sept. 22, 1913, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of Roy Bennett and Blendora Plunkett Bennett.
He was married to Mary Elizabeth Jones Bennett, who predeceased him.
He was employed as a truck driver for Dry Fork Milling for many years prior to his retirement.
Survivors include four daughters, Olivia B. Saunders and Shirley B. Fitz, both of Danville, Joan Watson of Hampton, Bernell Johnson of Newport News; five sons, James Bennett, John Bennett and Lewis Harris, all of Danville, Charles Bennett of Dry Fork and Ira Bennett of South Carolina; and grandchildren.
A funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward L. Pope officiating. Burial will be in the Bennett Family Cemetery, Blairs.
The family will receive friends at the residence of his daughter, Shirley Fitz, 155 Kennon Drive, Danville.
Fisher and Watkins is in charge of arrangements.

Melissa Ilene Dalton
GRETNA, Va. - Melissa Ilene Dalton, 31, of 177 Gopher Road, Gretna, died Thursday, October 7, 1999, at her residence.
Born November 5, 1967 in Danville, she was a daughter of Jimmy D. Dalton of Gretna and the late Cynthia Brown Dalton.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather William N. Brown.
In addition to her father, she is survived by a sister Robin Dawn Cook of Gretna; a stepmother, Sharon Dalton of Gretna; paternal grandparents Roy and Ethel Doss Dalton of Gretna; maternal grandmother Frances B. Mitchell of Danville; an uncle Robert Poindexter of Danville; nieces Cynthia Cook and Brandy Cook; a nephew John Cook.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The family will be at the residence of her father Jimmy Dalton, 289 Cotton Patch Road, Gretna.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangments.

Mathew Dalton
DANVILLE, Va. - Mathew Kay Dalton, 35, of 1164 Twin Arch Drive, died suddendly, Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, in Wytheville, Va.
Born Dec. 3, 1963, in Chatham, he was the son of Edward E. Dalton and Charlene E. Cook. He was the step-son of Prindle Dalton and Jack Cook.
He married Brenda Gamble Dalton, who survive.
He spent most of his life in Keeling and Danville communities. He was a graduate of Danville Community College in drafting and design. He was owner and operator Tune and Toler Inc., in Chatham where he was master mechanic in heating, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing. He was an active member of Full Gospel Fellowsip Church where he played the trumpet. He was a licensed minister who held the office of administrator, and served as an elder for 12 years.
In addition to his wife of the residence, mother and stepfather of Danville, father and stepmother of Keeling, survivors include two sisters, Sandra Wood of Keeling and Bonnie Roberts of Danville; one brother, Randy E. Dalton of Keeling; and one stepson, Dennis Wilson of Shelby, N.C.; and three stepgrandchildren.
A funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Fellowship Church with the Rev. Roger Ewing and the Rev. Cabel Cobbs officiating. Burial will be in Dalton Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel and at other times at the residence.

Juanesta Robertson
DANVILLE, Va. - Juanesta C. Robertson, 47, of 876 Edmonds St., died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born May 16, 1952, in Danville, she was the daughter of the late James R. Coleman and Marian Johnson Coleman, who survive.
She was married to Robin Robertson, who also survives.
In addition to his mother of Danville and wife, survivors include one daughter, Alisha Curley of Danville; one sister, Marilyn Coleman of Danville; three brothers, Jeffrey R. Coleman, Thomas M. Coleman, both of Danville, and Victor Coleman of Indianapolis; and three grandchildren.
A funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bibleway Worldwide Church of God with the Apostle Lawrence Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the residence of her mother, 160 Bell Drive. 
Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Walter Woody Sr.
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. - Walter Bass Woody Sr., 66, of 303 Nottingham Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Born March 18, 1933, in Halifax County, he was the son of Julian Earnest Woody and Ruth Bass Woody.
He was married to Janie Wilborn Woody, who survives.
He served in the United States Army and was a retired supervisor of Rochester Button Co. He was a member of Black Walnut Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife of South Boston, survivors include one son, Walter Bass Woody Jr. of South Boston; one daughter Patricia W. Powell of Paces; one sister, Alice W. Satterfield of South Boston; and two brothers, Charles E. Woody of South Boston and John Emmitt Woody of Richmond; and four grandchildren.
A funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Black Walnut Baptist Church with the Rev. Grover Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel and at other times at the residence.

Louise "Grandma" Bell
GRETNA, Va. - Louise "Grandma" Bell, 84, of 1660 Lotus Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at her residence.
Born Dec. 23, 1914, in Montgomery County, Md., she was the daughter of the late James Julian Ricketts and Hattie Lee Benson Ricketts.
She married James P. Bell, who predeceased her.
She was a retired employee of J.C. Penneys.
Survivors include one daughter, Joyce M. Adams of Gretna; one son, Harvey E. Holcombe of Rapidan; one brother, Donald Ricketts of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Florence Loudermilk of Frederick, Md. and Mildred Marshall of Culpeper; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home with the Rev. W.D. Lilly officiating.
A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg, with Kenny Worsham officiating. 
The family will receive friends following the service, Tuesday, at the funeral home and at other times at the residence.

Evelyn Blair
FAIRFAX, Va. - Evelyn Mae Blair, 89, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at Fairfax Nursing Center of congestive heart failure.
Born Sept. 11, 1910, she was the daughter of Thomas P. Blair and Ophelia Boaze Blair.
She was a longtime resident of Danville and worked in floral retail sales for 30 years and retired from H. H. Brown Florist in 1982. She was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church for over 52 years.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was predeceased by one sister Elizabeth Blair Ashworth.
Survivors include two nieces Edith E. Ashwood of Oakton, Va. and Blair Ashworth McSpadden of Arlington, Va.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fairview United Methodist Church with the Rev. O. H. Burton, the Rev. Linwood Daniel and the Rev. Dr. Thomas Evans officiating. Burial will be in Boaze Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Townes Funeral Home Chapel.

Jason Harold Blane Sr.
DANVILLE, Va. - Jason Harold Blane Sr., 25, of 530 Heather St. died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999 at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, N.C.
Born June 29, 1974 in Danville, Blane was the son of Edwin Harold Blane and Susan Lawson Hopkins of Danville, who both survive. He was married to April Hudgins Blane of the residence, who survives.
Blane lived most of his life in Danville. He worked as a roofer for Sherman Hopkins Roofing Co. He was of the Holiness faith.
In addition to his wife and parents, Blane is survived by his son, Jason H. Blane Jr. of the residence, his stepdaughter, Kelsey Breona Hudgins of the residence, his stepfather, Sherman D. Hopkins of Danville, two brothers, Jamie Milbert Blane of Danville and Eriah Haze Blane of Graham, N.C., his stepbrother, Carl Brandon Gill of Volens; his paternal grandmother, Gaynell Stowe of Danville; and his paternal great-grandmother, Nora W. Barker of Danville.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Henry M. Blane, and his maternal grandparents, Elaine S. Lawson and Roy M. Lawson.
Blane's funeral will take place 2 p.m. Tuesday at Barker Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeffrey E. Hopkins will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Burial Park.
Barker Funeral Home Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Eldridge
DANVILLE, Va. - Virginia Dare Blankin Eldridge, 73, of 18 Augusta Ave., died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at her residence after five months of declining health.
Born Sept. 18, 1926, in Kings Mountain, N.C., she was the daughter of Walter Blankin and Flora Sword Blankin.
She married Greet Bowman Eldridge, Oct. 1, 1946, who predeceased her June 30, 1978.
She spent most of her life in Danville. She was a tailor at Saters Mens Shop for many years prior to her retirement. She was a member of Brush Arbor Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Vivian Annette E. Scruton of Danville and Dianne E. Boyles of Piney Flats, Tenn.; one son, Wesley David Eldridge of Danville; two sisters, June Smith Starcher of Mentor, Ohio, and Mary Blankin Reynolds of Ewing; and five grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Evelyn Waters and Juanita Duncanson; and one brother, J.H. Blankin.
A funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Lamb, The Rev. Billy Scearce and the Rev. J.B. Baldridge officiating. Burial will be at Flower Gap Cemetery, Blackwater.
The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence.

Martha Henry
JAVA, Va.- Martha Vernita Henry, 75, of 568 Yeatts Store Road, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, in Berry Hill Nursing Home in South Boston.
Born Sept. 30, 1924, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Weldon Henry and Hattie Terry Henry.
She was a homemaker and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters Minnie H. Fitzgerald of Suitland, Md. and Virginia Lewis of Danville; three sons Lawrence Henry of Ridgeway, Edward Jr. Henry of Fort Washington, Md. and David Henry Adams of Atlantic City, N.J.; one sister Gloria Henry of Yonkers, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one sister Jossie Henry Coleman; and four brothers Edward Henry, Gordon Henry, Dave Henry and Charlie Henry.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral service at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
A funeral will be at noon Wednesday at the church with the Dr. P.A. Medley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

George Samuel Herndon 
DANVILLE, Va. - George Samuel Herndon, 92, a former resident of Swansonville, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999 at Riverside Health Care Center.
Born March 14, 1907 in Pittsylvania County, Herndon was the son of George Cable Herndon and Annie Elliott Herndon. He was married to Pearl Wells Herndon, who predeceased him Sept. 19, 1985.
Herndon was a member of the Swansonville United Methodist Church. He served as superintendent for 20 years and performed various other duties in the church.
He is survived by one son, Kenneth C. Herndon of Danville, one daughter, Phyllis H. Allen of Raleigh, N.C., one brother, Richard Herndon of Danville, three sisters, Pearl H. Fuller of Callands, Annie Mae H. Scarce and Elsie H. Adkerson, both of Dry Fork, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Townes Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Randy Williams and the Rev. Scott Holcomb-McLain will be conducting the services. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.
The family will be at the residence of the son, Kenneth Herndon, 114 Chilton Court.
Townes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Iris Lemmon
NORTH PORT, Fla. - Iris Marie Loftis Lemmon, 68, of 4532 Tollefson Ave., died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Venice Hospital, Venice.
Born Feb. 23, 1931, in Danville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Otis Loftis and Rosa Loftis.
She married Robert C. Lemmon, who survives.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her husband of the residence, survivors include one son, Charles Neal Baumann of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Frances Burns and Betty Jean Higgs, both of Reidsville, N.C.; two brothers, Willie Loftis of Rockingham, N.C., and Glenn Loftis of Reidsville, N.C.; and one grandchild.
She was predeceased by a son, Jimmy Baumann.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Swicegood Funeral Home. 

Keith William Moss
DANVILLE, Va. - Keith William Moss, 44, of 3708 Westover Drive died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999 at Durham Regional Medical Center in Durham, N.C. after four months of declining health and four days in the hospital.
Born Nov. 17, 1954, he was a son of Thomas Albert Moss and Lila Strader Moss, who survive. He was married Jan. 26, 1980 to Patricia "Patti" Atkins Moss of the residence.
Moss lived all of his life in Pittsylvania County and Danville. He was a 1973 graduate of Tunstall High School. Moss was a self-employed antique dealer who owned Moss Antiques. He was a member of Westover Baptist Church, where he served as an usher and was very active in other church activities.
In addition to his wife and parents, who live in Danville, Moss is survived by two daughters, Nikki Nicole Moss and Melissa Ann Moss, both of the residence, and a sister, Dyan Moss Austin of Raleigh, N.C. 
A funeral will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Westover Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Doug Barber and the Rev. Robert Vermillion will officiate. Interment will follow in the Moss Family Cemetery on Vandola Road.
The family will be at the residence, 3708 Westover Drive.
Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel is in charge or arrangements.

Virginia Oaks
DANVILLE, Va. - Virginia Ann Scott Oaks, 68, died early Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999 at Stratford Health Care Center in Danville.
Born in Hopkinsville, Ky., Oaks was the daughter of the late Lee Andrew Scott and Lois Shaw Scott. She graduated from Barret High School in Henderson, Ky. and the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind. She was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity.
Oaks taught in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky before moving with her husband when his job took him to the Washington area. They lived in Annandale and near Midland.
Oaks taught junior high school music in Fairfax County Schools. She also directed the choir at Mount Horeb United Methodist Church near Catlett for 17 years.
Soon after her retirement in 1985, Oaks' husband, William D. Oaks died. A few years later she moved to the Danville area. For the last several years she lived near Callands, where she started and was in charge of the Share Food Program in her immediate area.
She was a member of the Swansonville United Methodist Church in Dry Fork and sometimes filled in as a temporary Sunday school teacher.
She is survived by a son, David, and a granddaughter, both of Bealeton. Also surviving are two sisters, Margaret J. Kilgour of Crescent, Okla., and Mary E. Kohlmeyer of Elberfield, Ind.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel, 564 W. Main St. The Rev. Randy Williams will officiate. 
A second service will be held in Evansville, Ind., at Alexander East Funeral Home on Lincoln Ave., with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Ind. 

Clarence Poythress Sr. 
DANVILLE, Va. - Clarence Samuel Poythress Sr., 43, of 632 Oakland Drive, was dead on arrival Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at Halifax Regional Hospital, after an automobile accident on 58 East near South Boston.
Born Aug. 8, 1956, in South Boston, he was the son of William Kinborght, who survives, and the late Annie Virginia Poythress.
He married Linda Riley Poythress, who also survives.
He made his home in the Danville area for 10 years and attended Full Gospel Fellowship Church. He worked for Cron Construction for one year. At the time of his death, he was working with A.S. Pugh Roofing Co., where he worked for the past three months.
In addition to his father of South Boston and wife of the residence, survivors include four sons, Samuel Edward Poythress of the residence, Charles Edward Poythress of Danville, James Paul Poythress of Winchester and Clarence Samuel Poythress Jr. of Goochland. The family will be at the residence 
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Louise Shepard
ROXBORO, N.C. - Louise Coates Shepard, 69, of 217 Burch Ave., died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at Duke Medical Center.
Born in Campbell County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Callie Coates and Nellie Mason Coates. She married LeRoy Shepard, who predeceased her.She was a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Shepard of Blanche, and Beverly S. Thompson of Roxboro; one son, Ronnie Shepard of Roxboro; one brother, the Rev. Cecil Coates of Providence; two sisters, Myrtle Carver of Roxboro and Brenda Perkins of Durham; and five grandchildren.
A funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brooks & White Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Herbert Brown and the Rev. Mike Hearp officiating. Burial will be in Burchwood Cememtery.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel.

Irvin Otis Taylor, Sr 
CHATHAM, Va. - Irvin Otis Taylor, Sr., age 81, of 2076 Brandon Road, Chatham died Monday, November 15, 1999, at his residence.
Born January 23, 1918, in Pittsylvania County, he was a son of Chesley Taylor and Mattie Worsham Taylor.
Mr. Taylor was predeceased by his wife Margaret Dalton Taylor and a son Irvin Otis Taylor, Jr.
He was a retired farmer.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and Richard Jones of Blairs; a grandson Richard Michael Jones, Jr. of Chatham; two great-grandsons Joshua Justin Jones and Matthew Tyler Jones.
Graveside services will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 1999, at the Taylor Family Cemetery by Rev. Lenn E. Lloyd.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.


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