Miscellaneous Danville County, Virginia Obituaries

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Joe Adkins 
DANVILLE, Va. - Bennett Joel Adkins, 47, of 901 Livestock Road, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center after one month of declining health.
Born May 25, 1952, in Browns Summit, N.C., he was a son of Bennett Clark Adkins and Thelma Myers Adkins, who survives.
He was married to Debra Cox Adkins, who survives. He had lived most of his life in the Danville area, and prior to retirement, had worked at U.S. Gypsum. He was a very active member of the Central Boulevard Church of God, where he worked as a sound technician and served as a bus driver. He was a member of the Blairs Volunteeer Fire Department for over 17 years, and was a member of the Chatham Resque Squad for the past three years. He also worked as a volunteer at Danville Regional Medical Center.
In addition to his mother of Ringgold and wife of the residence, survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ann Adkins of Orlando, Fla., and Christina Marie Adkins of the residence; four brothers, Noal S. Adkins of Blairs, Ricky G. Adkins of Sutherlin, and Donnie M. Adkins and Earnest Ray Adkins, both of Ringgold, and one sister, Jackie A. Wrenn of Cascade.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Central Boulevard Church of God with the Rev. John Meadows officiating. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park.
The family received friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Central Boulevard Church of God, and will receive friends at other times at the residence.
Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Lee Dalton Dove
GRETNA, Va. - Alice Lee Dalton Dove, age 93, of 3085 Crown Road, Gretna died Sunday, March 5, 2000 in Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born August 16, 1906 in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of James Dalton and Mattie Schwitzerlett Dalton. She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Dove, five brothers, Jessie Dalton, Homie Dalton, Ocie Dalton, Oscar Dalton, Burton Dalton, two sisters, Myrtle Dalton, Ethel Davis and a granddaughter, Maura Dove. Mrs. Dove was a former Sunday School Teacher and a member of Greenfield Baptist Church. She loved quilting, sewing and gardening.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Grant and Peg Dove of Dallas, TX; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Marie and John W. Shelton of Gretna and Jean and Bob McKinsey of Rockville, MD; two sisters, Beulah Hodnett of Rustburg and Doris Creasy of Gretna; 6 Grandchildren, Jennifer Eames, Julie Tyree, Gene Dove, Tim Dove, Brian Dove and Terry Dove; 10 Great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The family will be at the residence 3085 Crown Road, Gretna.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Gretna Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 14, Gretna, Va. 24557 or the Greenfield Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 875, Gretna, Va. 24557.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Dora Goss
DANVILLE, Va. - Dora Lewis Goss, 82, of 120 Old Piney Forest Road died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born May 30, 1919, in Bridgeton, N.J., she was a daughter of Florence Clark Trego and Parvin C. Lewis.
She was married to Charles R. Goss Sr., who predeceased her in November 1991. She was a member of Woodberry Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Charles R. Goss Jr. of Niceville, Fla., Donald Goss Sr. of Danville, and Kenneth M. Goss of Durham, N.C.; one brother, Parvin C. Lewis of Bridgeton, N.J.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the residence of a son, Donald L. Goss Sr., 127 Third Ave. West.
Townes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete at this time.

Jeri Yeatts Jones
GRETNA, Va. - Jeri Yeatts Jones, 70, of 103 Franklin Blvd., died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born June 30, 1929, in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of Albert Amos "Jack" Yeatts and Edna Simpson Yeatts.
She was married to Ralph Jones, who predeceased her. She was a member of Piney Fork Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Jones of Davenport, Iowa, and Lisa Lindo of Mamouth, Ill.; five brothers, Garcia "Rick" Yeatts of Danville, Garland Yeatts of Latham, Ill., Ryland Yeatts of Alexandria, Ramsey "Bootie" Yeatts of Velrico, Fla., and Richard Yeatts of Lexington, N.C.; three sisters, Theresa Custer of Gretna, Maggie Angell of Roanoke, and Nancie Oltarzewski of Gretna, and six grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Cindy Guernsey.
A funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Colbert-Moran Chapel with the Rev. John Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in the Yeatts Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the residence of her sister, Theresa Custer, 105 N. Franklin Blvd., Gretna.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Oma Lee Payne Power
ALTAVISTA, Va. - Oma Lee Payne Power, age 89, of 1310 Lola Ave., Altavista, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Avante' at Lynchburg.
Born May 12, 1910 in Clinton, TN, she was a daughter of Sam Payne and Ada Jones Payne. Mrs. Power was married to the late H. Allison Power. She was a member of Riceville Baptist Church and a home maker.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lavonne and Early Tuck of Altavista; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Millie Power of Greensboro, NC; a sister, Verda Shumate of Hurt; three brothers, James Payne of Peach Creek, West Virginia, Joe Payne of Richmond and Golden Fugett of Jarratt; three grandchildren, Tracey Pritchett, Eddie Pritchett and Todd Power; one great-grandchild, Ashley Pritchett; 11 Nieces and 11 Nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at the Colbert-
Moran Chapel by Rev. Vickie Moore. Burial will follow in Gretna Burial Park.
The family will receive friends at the residence 1310 Lola Ave., Altavista.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Altavista Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1, Altavista, Va. 24517 or the Riceville Baptist Church, 2432 Riceville Road, Java, Va. 24565.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Shelton
DANVILLE, Va. - Mary Walker Shelton, 92, formerly of 100 Lowell St., died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Riverside Health Care Center.
Born June 22, 1907, in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of Robert M. Walker and Sarah Adams Morgan Walker.
She was married to Percy S. Shelton, who predeceased her. She was retired from Kerns Bakery and was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Lynchburg.
She was survived by a number of nieces and cousins.
A graveside funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg, with the Rev. Joseph T. Carson officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Monday at Barker Funeral Home, and other times at the residence of Dorothy Callahan, 100 Lowell St.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Smith
LANHAM, Md. - Dorothy G. "Dot" Smith, 70, of Lanham, died of cancer Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Larkin Chase Nursing Home, Bowie, after six months of declining health.
She was born July 17, 1929, in Danville, Va.
She was married to Marvin H. Smith, who survives, on May 3, 1947. She was a systems analyst with National Geographic for 35 years, and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Her wedding band has never been removed from her finger since her wedding day. She enjoyed traveling.
In addition to her husband, survivors include one son, Larry W. Smith of Bel Air; one daughter, Nancy Lynn Dove of Davidsonville; one brother, T. Calvin Giles of Ashland, Va.; one sister, Bettie Rigney of Danville, Va.; her mother, Gladys D. Giles of Danville, and three grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church in Bowie. Interment will be at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Evans Funeral Home.

Cloy Cecil Snow
DRY FORK, Va. - Cloy Cecil Snow age 85 of 1360 Pleasant Gap Road, Dry Fork, Virginia died March 5, 2000 at the Gretna Health Care Center. Mr. Snow was born September 30, 1914 in Bedford County Virginia. 
He was the son of the late John Alexander Snow and Sally Shelton Snow. He is survived by his wife Mary Dodd Snow of the residence. 
He is also survived by two daughters, Beth S. Shields of Dry Fork and Carolyn S. Shields of Richmond; three sisters, Iva S. McGregor of Java, Frances S. Watlington of Danville, Catherine S. Owen of Lakeland, Fl.; one brother, Landon Snow of Spring Garden; four grandchildren, Robin Shields, and Randy Shields both of Dry Fork, David Shields, and Kimberly Reid both of Richmond; three great grandchildren, Nikki Morris, Josh Morris, and Mark Morris. He was a member of First Methodist Temple in Danville. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday March 7, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. from the Scott Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Rudolph P. Jacobs. Interment will be in the Oakland United Methodist Church Cemetery in Dry Fork, VA. The family will receive friends Monday March 6, 2000 from 7 to 8:30 P.M. at Scott Funeral Home and at other times will be at the residence 1360 Pleasent Gap Road, Dry Fork, VA.

David Soyars
ROANOKE, Va. - David Thomas Soyars, 74, formerly of Patrick County died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at the Virginia Medical Center, Salem. 
Born Feb. 16, 1926, in Patrick County, he was a son of Major Thomas and Georgia Cruise Soyars.
He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church for over 49 years.
Survivors include one brother, Silas G. Soyars of Danville; three sisters, Virginia Wrenn of Elon, N.C., Minnie Troutman of Graham, N.C., and Jessie Martin of Martinsville.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Earl Soyars; four sisters, Vera Campbell, Mabel Stephens, Ava Klutz, and Jeanette Caricofe.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.
Moody Funeral Home, Stuart, is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Carper
DANVILLE, Va. - Elizabeth Ferrell Carper, 85, of 6321 Riverside Drive, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Stratford Health Care Center, after two weeks of declining health and a one-day stay at Stratford Health Care Center.
Born Dec. 14, 1914 in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Samuel Ferrell and Nolie McGregor Ferrell.
On Nov. 19, 1943, she was married to Joseph Woodrow Carper, who survives. She lived her entire life in Pittsylvania County, where she was a homemaker.
In addition to her husband of the residence, she is survived by one son, J. Ray Carper of Danville; one daughter, Carolyn Leigh Carper of Danville; and one sister, Vivian F. Brammer of Danville.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Burton Ferrell.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from Danville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. W.L. Wade officiating. 
The family will receive friends at the residence of J. Ray Carper, 585 Woodrow Lane, Danville.
Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Christine Cole
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. - Christine Walker Cole, 86, of 3053 Wolf Trap Road, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at her residence.
Born Nov. 23, 1913 in Patrick County, she was the daughter of Hammett Y. Walker and Hilda Hubbard Walker.
She was married to Henry Oscar Cole, who predeceased her. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Toby Christopher Cole of Durham, N.C.; four sisters, Pearle W. Bobrowiecki of Fairhaven, Mass., Marcella W. Hayes of Solomons, Md., Nancy W. Williams of Miami Shores, Fla. and Hilda W. Williamson of Alton; and two granddaughters.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by one son, Henry Shandy Cole.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from Halifax Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ann Davidson officiating.
The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Brooks Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.

Disa Jackson
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. - Disa Reed Jackson, 93, of 621 Berry Hill Road, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at the Halifax Regional Hospital.
Born June 13, 1906 in Sparta, N.C., she was the daughter of James Allen Reed and Ally Phare Sturgill Reed.
She was married to Charlie Marshall Jackson, who predeceased her April 27, 1984. She spent most of her life in Danville, where she was an employee of Dan River, Inc. until her retirement. She was a member of the First Church of the Brethren, and had resided in Berry Hill Nursing Home since October 1999.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Jackson Sutherland of Danville; two sisters, Norma Smith of Danville and Mabel Nelson of Pelham, N.C.; one grandson and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Stephen Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and at other times at 1010 Brandon Court in the Mount Hermon community.

Johnnie Lipford
MILTON, N.C. - Johnnie James Lipford, 72, of 1120 Yarborough Mills Road, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Vencor Hospital in Greensboro.
Born April 28, 1928 in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of James Lipford and Eva Grant Lipford.
He was married to Jeanie Lipford, who survives. He was a retired farmer.
In addition to his wife of the residence, he is survived by two sons, James Lipford and Ronnie Lipford, both of Reidsville; one daughter, Lois Poteat of Reidsville; two sisters, Lucille Wilson of Chatham, Va., and Ellen Carter of Danville, Va.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from Cunningham & Hughes Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Sherman Craft officiating. Interment will follow in the Hopel Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.
A viewing will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at other times at the residence.

Lera Mae McGuire
DANVILLE, Va. - Lera Mae Turner McGuire, 74, of 29 Elizabeth St., died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center, after one year of declining health.
Born June 23, 1925 in Henry County, she was the daughter of Ura Turner and Eula Anna Chaney Turner.
She was married to Millard Walker McGuire, who survives. She spent most of her life in Danville, where she was a homemaker and a member of Ferry Road Friends Church.
In addition to her husband of the residence, she is survived by three sons, Leroy Simms of Danville, Harold Wayne Simms of Chatham and Ronnie Lee McGuire Sr. of Callands; one step-son, Ralph Henry McGuire of Alabama; one daughter, Edna McGuire Street of Pelham, N.C.; one sister, Nannie Love of Bassett; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from Swicegood Funeral Home with the Rev. Linwood Hairfield, the Rev. Ronald Graham and the Rev. Paul Ray officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thurday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence.

Irene Moran
CASCADE, Va. - Irene Chitwood Moran, 79, of 5622 Whispering Pines Road, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center after two years of declining health.
Born June 25, 1920 in Banks County, Ga., she was the daughter of Charlie Chitwood and Dora Evans Chitwood.
She was married to Buford Culver Moran, who predeceased her on July 21, 1996. She spent most of her life in Danville, where she worked at Dan River, Inc. She was of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Moran Saunders of Cascade and Barbara Ann Jones of Sutherlin; two sons, Charlie A. Moran of Ringgold and Edward C. Chitwood of Danville; ten grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one brother, Gene Chitwood.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from Danville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mark J. Moore officiating. 
The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Swicegood Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.

Charlie Motley Jr.
PROVIDENCE, N.C. - Charlie Bennett Motley Jr., 76, of 4512 Walters Mill Road, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center after several years of declining health.
Born Dec. 4, 1923 in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of Charlie Bennett Motley Sr. and Maggie Barbour Motley.
He was married to Lillie Bell Land Motley, who survives. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran, serving during World War II. He spent most of his life in Providence, where he was a farmer prior to his retirement.
In addition to his wife of the residence, he is survived by one daughter, Brenda M. Johnson of Providence; three brothers, Bobby R. Motley and Abra D. Motley, both of Axton and Edward H. Motley of Martinsville; two sisters, Louise M. Tripplett of Axton and Alice M. Hopkins of Martinsville; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, George R. Motley and Willie L. Motley; and one sister, Rachel M. Montgomery.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from Swicegood Funeral Home with the Rev. Hubert Inman and the Rev. Steve. E. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at the Dry Fork Pentecostal Fire Baptized Holiness Church, where military honors will be performed by the American Legion Dan River Post 1097 Honor Guard.
The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence.

James "Bob" Priest
SCOTTSBURG, Va. - James Robert "Bob" Priest, 79, of 1145 Scottsburg Road, died May 18, 2000, at his residence.
Born Oct. 10, 1920 in Halifax County, he was the son of Edward Norvel Priest and Florence Loomis Priest.
He was married to Christine Snead Priest, who survives. He was a member of Scottsburg Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife of Scottsburg, he is survived by one son, Dr. James H. Priest of Vernon Hill; one sister, Elizabeth Priest Newbill of South Boston; and three grandsons.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from Scottsburg Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Richards and the Rev. Michael Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Powell Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.

Karen Short
SOUTH HILL, Va. - Karen Faye Short, 32, of 2118 St. Johns Church Road, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, in Duke University Medical Center.
Born March 13, 1968 in South Boston, she was the daughter of Carolyn Eades McCann and the stepdaughter of Ray McCann. 
She was an employee of Virginia Marble Co.
In addition to her mother and stepfather, she is survived by her fiance, David Austin of South Hill; and her grandfather, Henry Eades of Altavista.
She was predeceased by her grandmother, Lucy Myrtle Eades.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Sidney Wade officiating. Interment will follow in the Callahan Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista and at other times at the residence of her mother and stepfather, 387 Forest Drive, Pelham, N.C. 

James Starling
CHATHAM, Va. - James Henry Starling, 56, of 320 Hodnetts Mill Road, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000. in R.J. Reynolds Hospital, Stuart.
Born Nov. 16, 1943 in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of Willie and Blanch Webb Starling. 
He was married to Janice Cobb Starling, who survives. He was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his wife of Danville, he is survived by four brothers, Willie Mitchell Starling of Richmond, Charlie J. Starling of Hyattsville, Md., Jack O. Starling of Chatham and Calvin L. Starling of Dry Fork; and five sisters, Daisy Farrish of Washington, Vernell Goggins of Chatham, Georgie F. Chaney of Sutherlin, Mary L. Starling of Callands and Betty J. Jones of Danville.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from Howerton Funeral Home with Bishop Walter J. Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Cherrystone Church Cemetery.
A viewing will be held from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at other times at the residence.

Ralph "Sonny" Wall
DANVILLE, Va. - Ralph Clinton "Sonny" Wall, 64, of 110 Brantley Place, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at his residence.
Born March 13, 1936 in Bristol, Tenn., he was the son of Fred Dale Wall and Laura Call Wall.
He was married to Peggy Ann Sanders Wall, who survives. He moved to the Danville area in 1964 where he was employed with the Danville School System as a teacher at George Washington High School. He was a football coach at GW for 33 years, before retiring in 1997. He served as head coach for two seasons.
He graduated from Emory and Henry, where he received a bachelor of arts degree. He also attended the University of Kentucky and received his master of education degree at William and Mary. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School for the Wesley Class for 30 years.
In addition to his wife of the residence, he is survived by two sons, Otto Dale Wall of Tarpon Springs, Fla. and Louis Michael Wall of Wilmington, N.C.; and two brothers, William L. Wall of Palmyra and Don P. Wall of Glade Spring.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, from Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Levi Stroud Jr. and the Rev. Freddy Vicks officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Rose Cemetery in Saltville, Va., with D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
The family received friends from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel and at other times at the residence.

Mark Dalton
DANVILLE, Va. - Mark Stephen Dalton, 43, of 112 Clifton St., died Monday, June 5, 2000, in Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, N.C., after several months of declining health.
Born Aug. 9, 1956 in Danville, he was the son of the late Elmond Ray Dalton and Turessa Sutphin Dalton, who survives.
He had lived all of his life in Danville and Greensboro, N.C. He worked for John Daniel Construction Company for a number of years before becoming a self-employed carpenter.
In addition to his mother of Danville, survivors include one brother, Michael Elmond Dalton of Danville, and two sisters, Judy Raye Dalton of Boston and June D. Martinez of Greensboro, N.C.
A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Danville Memorial Gardens with a eulogy conducted by friends.
The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel and other times at the residence of his brother, 267 Ingram Road.

Leon Jayne
DANVILLE, Va. - Emil Leon Jayne, 65, of 5036 Worsham Court died suddenly Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Danville Regional MEdical Center.
Born September 6, 1934, in Centralia, Illinois, he was the son of Emil F. Jayne and Lena Tabor Jayne Draper.
On July 31, 1954, he was married to Delores Clark Jayne, who survives.
Mr. Jayne moved to the Danville area in 1954 where prior to his retirement he was previously employed with the City of Danville and was one of the first employees hired in 1966 at the Goodyear plant in Danville. Mr. Jayne was a member of the Williamson Memorial Presbyterian Church where he also served as an elder. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
In addition to his wife of the residence, survivors include one daughter, Emily Jayne DuVarney of Boone, N.C.; son-in-law, Brian DuVarney of Boone, N.C.; grandson, Noah Michael DuVarney of Boone, N.C.; sister, Lorelei Fox of Walnut Hill, Illinois; sister Ilene Caldwell of Cupertime, Calif.; mother-in-law, Edna Clark Pugh of Danville, Va.; Sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Phyllis and Buddy Clark of Fancy Gap, Va., sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Becky and Billy Gravely of Ringgold, Va., sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Sue and Johnny Quinn of Danville, Va.
A graveside funeral will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2000, at Danville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Harold Kistler officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel and other times at the residence.

Fred Lee
DANVILLE, Va. - Fred Lee, 82, of 1006 W. Paxton St., died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Martinsville Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 15, 1917, in Milton, N.C., he was the son of Wilkes Lee and Mary McAden.
He was married to Dorothy W. Lee, who survives. He was employed as a laborer with Dan River Mills Inc.
In addition to his wife of the residence, survivors include two sons, Larry Eatman of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Marvin A. Lee of Rialton, Calif.; four daughters, Patricia Parker and Santa Monica Watkins, both of Danville, Mary R. Gray of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Andrea D. Taylor of Greensboro, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cunningham & Hughes Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerome Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
A viewing was held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cunningham and Hughes Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at the residence.

Johnnie H. McDowell
PROVIDENCE, N.C. - Johnnie H. McDowell, age 73, of 3709 Shady Grove Road, Providence, North Carolina, died Tuesday afternoon June 6, 2000 at Danville Regional Medical Center after a one day stay in the hospital.
Mr. McDowell was born in Caswell County, North Carolina on March 31, 1927, a son of the late Gilbert H. McDowell and Ruby Hudson McDowell.
He married Juanita Brown McDowell on June 29, 1949, who survives.
Mr. McDowell was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had spent most of his life in the Shady Grove Road Community of Caswell County, North Carolina. He was the co owner of McDowell's Store in the Gatewood community until he retired. He had been a faithful member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church since early childhood where he taught Sunday School, served as superintendent of Sunday School, Lay Reader, served on the Board of Trustees, choir member, and treasurer of the United Methodist Men. He was also a delegate to the United Methodist Annual Conference.
Survivors in addition to his wife of the residence include two daughters: Diane McDowell Foster and her husband John L. Foster, Ringgold, and Patricia McDowell Moshenek and her husband Bill Moshenek, Jr., Providence, North Carolina, and one brother: Harvey H. McDowell of Providence, North Carolina, and two sisters: Anne M. Clayton and Elsie M. Carroll both of Providence, North Carolina, and three grandchildren: Matthew B. Foster, Benjamin C. Foster, and Jennifer A. Peters.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Vernon F. McDowell, Herbert L. McDowell, James W. McDowell, and Raymond L. McDowell.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Shady Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Matthews. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday evening from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M., and at the residence at other times. Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shady Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 155, Providence, N.C. 27315.

Isabelle Milam
DANVILLE, Va. - Isabelle Williams Milam, 75, of Danville and formerly of Martinsville, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Duke University Medical Center.
Born June 10, 1924, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence L. Blankenship and Ida Mae Wright Blankenship, who survives.
She was married to Louis L. Milam, who survives. She was a graduate of Martinsville High School and was employed by Starling Pharmacy, Martinsville. She was a member of North Main Street Baptist Church in Danville and was a former member of McCabe Memorial Baptist Church in Martinsville. She was also a member of Stonecroft Ministries and BSF Bible Studies in Danville.
In addition to her mother of Martinsville and husband of the residence, survivors include three daughters, Brenda Lee Powell of Ridgeway, Carolyn Ann Gauldin of Matthews, N.C., and Yvonne Johnston of Hillsville; one son, Michael T. "Micky" Williams of Martinsville; one sister, Dorothy Barrow of Spencer; two brothers, Marvin E. Blankenship and S.G. Blankenship, both of Martinsville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Theodore R. Williams.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Smith and Dr. Calvin Rains officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services, 109 Broad St., Martinsville.

Mary Pointer
YANCEYVILLE, N.C. - Mary Helen Pointer died Monday, June 5, 2000, at the Brian Center in Yanceyville.
Born Feb. 1, 1916 in Person County, she was the daughter of W.W. Pointer and Luna Allen Pointer.
Prior to her retirement, she was a school teacher for the City of Danville for 40 years.
She was predeceased by four brothers, W.W. Pointer Jr., Allen B. Pointer, Carl H. Pointer and Cecil Pointer; and one sister, Virginia Soloman.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from Birchwood Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Hillman officiating. 
The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Townes Funeral Home, and at other times at the residence of Bill Pointer, Hwy. 119N., Semora, N.C.


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