Miscellaneous Danville County, Virginia Obituaries

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Major Edward-Price Clark
DANVILLE, Va. ­ Major Edward-Price Clark, 63, of 1159 Kemper Road Extension, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born July 8, 1936 in Pittsylvania County, he was a son of Mabel Clark.
He was married to Clydie Stephens Clark who predeceased him. Prior to his retirement, he was an employee of Danville Regional Medical Center for over ars.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Cheryl Bethel of Danville and Linda Wilcox of Silver Springs, Md.; and one stepson, Carlton Allen of Altavista.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Monday from Union Street Missionary Baptist Church with the Dr. Samuel Griffith officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Fisher & Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Roslyn Harris
CHATHAM, Va. ­ Roslyn Blair Harris, 69, of 129 Beverly Hts. Road, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born June 3, 1931 in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of John Willard Blair and Gladys Wright Blair. 
She was married to Robert F. Harris, who survives. She was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. 
In addition to her husband of the residence, she is survived by two daughters, Ellen H. Petty of Chatham and Wendy H. Loflin of Evington; one son, Garry Dale Harris of Chatham; one sister Elizabeth B. Jones of Chatham; one brother, Thomas J. Blair of Chatham; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from Concord United Methodist Church with the Darrell Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday from Scott Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.

Hylton Nowlin "Hoss" Hyler
DANVILLE, Va. ­ Hylton Nowlin "Hoss" Hyler, 86, of 305 Grays Park Road, Danville VA died Saturday, June 10, 2000 at Danville Regional Medical Center after three months of declining health. He has been a patient in the hospital for three days.
Born October 24, 1913 in the Bachelors Hall community of Pittsylvania County, he was the last surviving sibling of Peter S. Hyler and Lucy Nowlin Hyler. He was married to Mozelle Gray Hyler, July 27, 1940, who predeceased him on June 12, 1996. He lived all of his life in the Brosville community, except for his service with the United States Marine Corp during World War II. He participated in action against the enemy at Okinawa from April 1, 1945 to July 2, 1945, and was honorably discharged as a Line Corporal on May 2, 1946. He worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation for 36 years as a motor grader operator and highway foreman and retired in 1976. He was a life long fan and supporter of baseball and played for Bachelors Hall for many years.
He is survived by his daughter Frances Elizabeth "Woodie" Hyler Hardy and his son-in-law the Rev. Robert F. Hardy, IV. Also grandchildren and spouse's of Danville, Robert F. Hardy, V and Kendra K. Hardy, F. LeAnne Hunt and Jay, Nowlin Hyler Hardy, and Robyn E. Hardy of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The last years of his life he derived much pleasure from his great-grandsons, Jake Hardy, Jacob Hyler Hardy, James B. Hunt, III, and Robert F. Hardy, VI.
Services will be held by the Rev. R.F. Hardy, III, the Rev. Bill Soyars, and the Rev. R. F. Hardy, IV, on Monday, June 12, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. from the Wrenn-Yeatts, Westover Chapel. Interment will be at the family cemetery at Grays Park.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Wrenn-Yeatts, Westover Chapel and at other times at his residence, 305 Grays Park Road.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Brosville Volunteer Fire Department. Memorials may be addressed to the Fire Department Chief, 1131 Mallard Lake Drive, Danville, Va., 24541.

Clyde Terry
DANVILLE, Va. ­ Clyde Leonard Terry, 89, of 1402 Westover Drive, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Piney Forest Healthcare Center after four years of declining health. He had lived at the center for three and a half years.
Born Oct. 28, 1910 in Sandy River, he was a son of Elridge Preston Terry and Abby Adkins Terry.
He was married to Nell Inman Terry on Aug. 3, 1929. She survives.
He spent most of his life in the Westover Hills community. He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of Anderson Chapel United Methodist Church. He was the last surviving member of his generation.
In addition to his wife of the residence, he is survived by one son, Russell P. Terry of Danville; two daughters, Anne Marie Terry Moss and Martha Terry Childers, both of Danville; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from Danville Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Johnny Jones and Pastor Jack Waddell officiating. 
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday evening at Swicegood Funeral Home, and at other times at the residence.

Graham J. Barkley, Sr.
DANVILLE, Va. - Graham J. Barkley, Sr., 74, of 222 Astor Court died June 17, 2000, at his residence after months of declining health.
Born October 18, 1925 in Augusta County, Va., he was the son of the late Frank J. and Nannie Hanger Barkley.
He was married on October 18, 1947 to Eleanor Willis Barkley, who survives.
He had been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church since 1955. In World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Pharmacist Mate 2/C, Special Augmented Hospital #8 on Okinawa. He was a 1950 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy and was the owner/operator of Park Place Pharmacy prior to his retirement from Danville Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the American Legion Post 325 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 647 and a past member of the Virginia Pharmaceutical Association.
In addition to his wife of the residence, survivors include three daughters, Brenda Gaye Barkley, Beverly B. Abbott, and Nanette B. Brown and husband Harry T. Brown of Danville; one son, Graham J. Barkley, Jr. and wife Donna H. Barkley of Durham, N.C.; and three grandchildren Zachary S. Abbott, Katherine M. Barkley, and Graham J. Barkley III.
Other surviving relatives include a brother, Franklin L. Barkley of Suffolk, and three sisters, Marjorie B. Brooks of Stuarts Draft, Va., Rosalie B. Thomas of Staunton, Va., and Ruth B. Hogshead of Front Royal, Va. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Ann B. Hemp.
A funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Levi Stroud and Rev. Linwood Daniel officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park with military honors performed by American Legion Post 325 Honor Guard.
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Townes Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for Hospice Support Services (P.O. Box 2713, Danville, Va. 24541) and the Danville Life Saving Crew (202 Christopher Lane, Danville, VA 24541).

Patricia Brown
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. - Patricia Fitzgerald Brown, 47, of 502 Forest Drive died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at her residence.
Born May 31, 1953, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Clarence Coleman and Virginia Glass Coleman.
She was first married to Dwight Fitzgerald, who predeceased her, and then to Malcomb Brown Jr., who survives. She was a graduate of Halifax County High School and Durham Business College. She was employed by Sprint as a customer service supervisor. She was a member of Elkhorn Baptist Church where she served on the pastor's aide committee, the food committee, and was a member of the senior choir and the gospel chorus. She was also a member of the Halifax Improvement Council.
In addition to her husband of the residence, survivors include one daughter, Crystal Denise Fitzgerald of the residence; two stepdaughters, Shayla D. Brown and Crystal Nichole Brown, both of the residence; one stepson, Malcomb Brown III of the residence; five brothers, Joel Lee Coleman and Paul Edward Coleman, both of Java, Lawrence Coleman of San Antonio, Bradford A. Coleman of Danville and Gregory Coleman of Woodbridge; two sisters, Linda C. Stephens of Blairs and Deloris C. Davis of Gladys.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Elkhorn Baptist Church with Dr. C. Lewis Motley officiating. Interment will follow in the Coleman family cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Elkhorn Baptist Church and other times at the residence.
Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Calvin Gauldin
DANVILLE, Va. - Calvin Gauldin, 49, of 718 Holland Road died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center after six months of declining health.
Born May 14, 1951, in Danville, he was the son of Lyod Jefferson Gauldin and Mary Revis Gauldin.
On August 2, 1970, he was married to Velma Sue Gauldin, who survives. He lived his entire life in Danville and had been employed as a fixer for Dan River Inc.
In addition to his wife of the residence, survivors include two sons, Robert W. Gauldin of the residence and Steven D. Gauldin of Sutherlin; one daughter, Kristie G. Bailey of Sutherlin; two brothers, Lloyd Irvin Gauldin of Keeling and Bob Gauldin of Sutherlin; five sisters, Peggy Davis of Danville, and Katie Nunn, Joan Wyatt, Shirley G. Nunn, and Mary L. Gauldin, all of Ringgold; one grandson and one step granddaughter.
A private funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hylton Lawrence officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Swicegood Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Danville Life Saving Crew, 202 Christopher, Danville, Va. 24541.

Donald Graham
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Donald L. Graham, 73, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Golden Plains Health Care Center.
Born Dec. 6, 1926, in Carter, Okla., he was the son of Hardy K. Graham and Zona Hyder Graham.
On April 14, 1949, he was married to Dorothy Bell, who survives. He was a longtime Hutchinson resident and was employed as a lead man at Cargill Salt Company, retiring in 1992. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Union Chemical Workers Local #188.
In addition to his wife, survivors include four sons, Larry of Hutchinson, Danny and Scott, both of Sand Springs, Okla., and Jerry of Ringgold, Va.; one daughter, Deanna Graham Harbold of Mesa, Ariz.; one foster son, Jesse Reed of Hutchinson; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Roy Elmo Graham, Gerald Graham, and H.K. Jr. Graham.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Chris Boaz officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Mortuary.

Madison Green
DANVILLE, Va. - Madison Lee Green, 60, of 513 Oxford Place died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 11, 1940, in Baltimore, he was the son of John Green and Lillian Madison Green.
He was married to Lena Green, who survives. He was employed by Virginia Power Company as a safety coordinator.
In addition to his wife, survivors include one son, Dainon Green of Danville, and one brother, Charles Green of Cumberland, Md.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Vance Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Herbert Dickerson officiating.
A service also will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Ordinary, Va. Interment will follow in Gloucester, Va.
Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Woodrow Kelly
DANVILLE, Va. - Woodrow John Kelly, 81, of 1485 Myrtle Ave., Apt. 2, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, in Danville Regional Medical Center after 18 months of declining health and a six-day stay in the hospital.
Born Feb. 16, 1919, in Bedford County, he was the son of William Franklin Kelly and Minnie Gerushi Gamble Kelly.
On Dec. 8, 1970, he was married to Mabel Ann Motley Kelly, who survives. He lived most of his life in Danvville and Chatham and was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from Laramore Construction Company where he was a truck driver for 41 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy as a member of the Engineer Division.
In addition to his wife of the residence, survivors include a son, Steven Woodrow Kelly of Richmond; one daughter, Debbie K. Seay of Richmond; two brothers, A.T. Kelly of Greensboro, N.C. and G.W. Kelly of Fayetteville, N.C.; three sisters, Virginia K. Burnette of Roanoke, Mary Jane K. Bunn of Nashville, N.C., and Nancy K. Marshall of Danville, and four grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Danville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Carroll E. Yates Sr. officiating. Military honors will be performed by American Legion Post 1097.
The family will receive friends at the residence and at the residence of his sister, Nancy K. Marshall, 154 Mountain Hill Road, Danville.
Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lisa Mays
DANVILLE, Va. - Lisa Lynette Mays, 34, of 2134A Robinhood Drive, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 27, 1965 in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Peerman Roosevelt John and Maggie Mays.
She was the manager of Ham's Restaurant for many years.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, LaKwielia Tanner and Ashley Tanner, both of the residence; one son, Dominique Tanner of the residence; three brothers, Vincent D. Mays, Delancy R. Johns and Gary L. Johns, all of Danville; and one sister, Lisa Diane Smith of Danville.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from Fisher & Watkins Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Roger Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends at the residence.

Jeroline McDaniel
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jeroline McDaniel, 79, of 704 Ailcie St., died Friday, June 16, 2000 at Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Born April 28, 1921, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Augusta Pritchett and Susie Mitchell.
She was married to Horace McDaniel, who survives. She was a homemaker and a member of High Street Baptist Church and American Legion Auxillary #78.
In addition to her husband of the residence, survivors include one daughter, Synthronia McDaniel of Georgia; one son, Horace McDaniel Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Henry Pritchett of Martinsville; two sisters, Alma Saunders of Martinsville and Maggie Hall of Lanham, Md., and five grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at High Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Shackleford officiating. Interment will follow in Carver Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to service and other times at the residence.
Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lori Michelle Pleasants
RADFORD, Va. - Lori Michelle Pleasants, 23, of 507 Clement Street Apt. K, died suddenly Thursday, June 15, 2000, at her residence.
Born April 6, 1977, in South Boston, she was the daughter of Rodney Melvin Pleasants, who survives, and Pamela Lawter Pleasants, who predeceased her.
Miss Pleasants lived her life in the Danville area prior to moving to Radford, Virginia, where she had been a student at Radford University.
In addition to her father of Danville, survivors include her stepmother, Donna Carter Pleasants of Danville; paternal grandparents Al and Vianna Pleasants of South Boston; maternal grandmother, Paula Lawter Flood of Bermuda; aunts and uncles Harry and Kathy Talley and Al and Sarah Pleasants, all of South Boston, and one cousin, Bryan Talley of South Boston.
In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by her maternal grandfather Clarence Lawter.
A funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at a Mausoleum at Danville Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Tim Nuckles officiating.
The family will receive friends at the residence of parents Rodney and Donna Pleasants, 441 Westridge Drive, Danville, Va.
Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kitty Scearce
DANVILLE, Va. - Katherine Payne Scearce, 75, of 2309 Franklin Turnpike died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Stratford Health Care Center after one year of declining health.
Born July 20, 1924, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Benjamin Hill Payne Jr. and Betty Thomas Payne.
On Sept. 29, 1942, she was married to Leonard R. Scearce, who survives. She lived her entire life in Pittsylvania County where she was a member of Sharon Baptist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the WMU and member of The Woodmen of the World. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her husband of the residence, survivors include one daughter, Kathy S. Jones of Cascade; one son, Ronald P. Scearce Sr. of Mount Hermon; two sisters, Maury P. Hubbard and Mildred P. Robertson, both of Dry Fork; a brother, Benjamin Hill Payne III of Dry Fork; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a brother, Everette Payne; a sister, Edith Payne, and two grandsons, Lance Corporal Christopher Turner and Ronald Payne Scearce Jr.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel with the Rev. Allen Holder and the Rev. Donald Scearce officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel and other times at the residence.
The family of Kitty Scearce suggests that memorial donations be made to the Christopher Daniel Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Danville Community College Educational Foundation.

Henry Christian Zenke II
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Henry Christian Zenke II of Greensboro, N.C., died at his home on Saturday, June 17, 2000. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 20th at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 607 North Greene St. in Greensboro, N.C. Interment will be in Green Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Zenke is survived by his wife of 48 years, Virginia Ford Zenke; a daughter, Virginia Hawthorne Zenke and a son, Henry Christian Zenke III, all of Greensboro.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 607 N. Greene St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401 or Preservation Greensboro-Blandwood Mansion, 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401.
Forbis & Dick North Elm Street, Greensboro is in charge of arrangements.

Ena Marie Barnes
NOKESVILLE, Va. - Ena Marie Barnes, age 61, of Nokesville, died Saturday, August 12, 2000 at Prince William Hospital.
She was a Cafeteria Manager at Linton Hall School for over 20 years. Mrs. Barnes was a member of Catlett Assembly of God in Catlett.
Survivors include her husband, Elwood H. Barnes, one daughter, Ena Darlene Davis of Somerville, one son, Elwood A. Barnes of Nokesville, three sisters, Betty Lou McCoy of NC, Donna Kay Hancock of Danville, Bonnie Gail Duncan of Danville, three brothers, Carlos McCoy of Chatham, Junior Speaks of Danville, and Jimmy Moore of Danville.
Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, Ashlee Davis, Justin Barnes, Aaron Barnes, Kristin Barnes.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas.
Services will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at Catlett Assembly of God, 9250 Prospect Ave., Catlett. Interment will follow in Catlett Cemetery, Catlett.

Russell Burnett
DANVILLE, Va. - Russell "Mr. B" Burnett, 91, of 348 Norwood Drive died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at Piney Forest Health Care Center.
Born Jan. 29, 1909, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of Chesley Thomas Burnett and Ruth Ella Burnett.
He was married to Abalene Millner Burnett, who predeceased him Feb. 22, 1993. He was the oldest member of Mount Hermon Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He volunteered at Piney Forest Health Care Center and was an avid baseball fan in Danville. He was a salesman for Tate Manufacturing Company until retirement.
Survivors include one son, Richard T. "Dickie" Burnett of Danville; one daughter, Joan B. Jacobsen of Danville, and one sister, Etta Burnett of Danville, and one granddaughter.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Barker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Deal officiating. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Barker Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

William Coppersmith
YANCEYVILLE, N.C. - William "Bill" Darrell Coppersmith, 75, of 583 Main St., Apt. 8-E died August 11, 2000, at Chapel Hill Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born Jan. 4, 1925, in Lafayette, Ohio, he was the son of William David Coppersmith and Mildred Leithe Cole Coppersmith.
He was married to Kenova Hurst Coppersmith, who survives. Prior to retirement due to disability, he was a piano technician and member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
In addition to his wife of the residence, survivors include two sons, Bobby Coppersmith of Florida and Phillip Coppersmith of Yanceyville; one daughter, Rebekah Wilson of Yanceyville; two sisters, Mildred Coppersmith and Hildred Bertucelli, both of Florida; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on N.C. Hwy 62 North, with John Ontko officiating. Interment will follow at the Farabow Family Cemetery.
Marley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joe Kinsley Sr.
GRETNA, Va. - Joe Kenneth Kinsley, Sr., age 64, of 105 Leftwich Street, Gretna died Sunday, August 13, 2000 in his residence.
Born March 5, 1936 in Abingdon, Va., he was a son of the late Lee Kinsley and Lizzie Simmons Kinsley. Mr. Kinsley was a member of Gretna Christian Church where he served as a former Deacon, present Superintendent of Sunday Schools and as a teacher of the Mens Adult Sunday School Class. He was a former mayor and council member of the Town of Gretna, a member of Anderson Masonic Lodge #258 AF & AM and was currently treasurer, and was also organizer of the Masonic Clothes Closet, President of Crime Stoppers of Pittsylvania County. He was a retired superintendent for the Virginia Department of Transportation at the Gretna Area Headquarters. Following his retirement he worked at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and remained very active in community affairs.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley S. Kinsley of the residence; three sons, Robin Swanson of Gretna, Joe Kinsley, Jr. and his wife Dina of Brosville and Stephen Kinsley of Pittsville; two brothers, Robert L. Kinsley of Bristol, TN and Curtis Kinsley of Abingdon; a sister, Stella Musick of Abingdon; five grandchildren, Emilia Kinsley, Ashley Kinsley, Victorian Ireson, Valerie Ireson and Van Gibson.
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at the Gretna Christian Church by the Rev. Roy Parker and the Rev. Charles Ellis. Burial with Masonic rites by Anderson Lodge 258 AF & AM will follow in Gretna Burial Park.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 105 Leftwich Street, Gretna.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Gretna Volunteer Fire Department Building Fund, P.O. Box 615, Gretna, Va. 24557.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Odell Duncan Lindsey
DANVILLE, Va. - Odell Duncan Lindsey, 86, of 134 Sunset Place, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at 12:25 p.m. at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born November 26, 1913, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Wash Logan and Martha Ellen Logan.
She was first married to Henry Duncan who predeceased her and later married Ernest Lindsey who also predeceased her.
Mrs. Lindsey spent most of her life in the Moutain Hill Community. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Knowles Crump of Danville and Linda Duncan Saunders of Ringgold; a son-in-law, J.W. Saunders, Jr. of Ringgold; a stepdaughter, Odelia Duncan Owen of Danville; one stepson, John Duncan of Ringgold; one stepdaughter, Willie Carver of Roxboro, N.C.; grandchildren, Terry L. Duncan and Scotty T. Haymore, both of Ringgold; four great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
She will be remebered and loved by an unofficial grandson, Jeremy Chaney.
A funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Swicegood Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Anderson officiating. Private interment will be held at Duncan Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends after the memorial service on Wednesday at Swicegood Chapel and other times at the residence of a daughter, Linda, at 712 Chaney Store Road, Ringgold.

Florine Moore
DANVILLE, Va. - Florine Brandon Moore, 72, of 162 Andes Dr., died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at her residence.
Born May 27, 1928, in Hemphill, W.Va., she was the daughter of Arthur Brandon and Lena Moore. 
She was married to Clarence Moore Sr., who predeceased her.
She was a retired sales associate with the Belk department store chain.
Survivors include one son, Clarence Moore Jr. of Danville; one daughter, Jacqueline Person of Danville; and one stepsister, Peggy Hairston of Danville.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home Chapel Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends at the residence.

Evelyn Mills Norton
DANVILLE, Va. - Evelyn Mills Norton, 77, formerly of 133 Naples St., died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in Piney Forest Health Care after several years of declining health.
Born March 27, 1923, in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of Eddie Lee Mills and Madie Ruth Harville Mills.
She was married to Willie Anderson Norton, who died Oct. 8, 1967.
Mrs. Norton lived her life in the Danville and Pittsylvania County area, where prior to her retirement she was a self-employed beautician. Mrs. Norton attended St. Johns Methodist Church and was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne A. Norton and Anne C. Norton of Danville; a granddaughter and her husband, Lynn N. Spence and Timothy Wayne Spence of Dry Fork; a granddaughter, Lisa Anne Norton of Danville; and one great-grandson, Dylan W. Spence of Danville.
Mrs. Norton is also survived by several nieces and nephews and was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Burial Park, with the Rev. O.H. Burton and the Rev. Allen Holder officiating.
The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel, and other times at the son's residence, Wayne A. Norton, 5036 Ridgewood Drive.
The family of Evelyn Mills Norton suggests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to: Mount Cross Vol. Fire Department, 4812 Mount Cross Road, Danville, Va., 24540.

Julia Poteat
DANVILLE, Va. - Julia Thomas Poteat, 85, formerly of 924 Stokes St., died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at Piney Forest Health Care Center.
Born Feb. 17, 1915, she was the daughter of Sylvester Thomas and Mary Belle White Thomas.
She was married to Charles J. Poteat.
She was employed by Danville Memorial Hospital and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Charles J. Poteat Jr. of Bronx, N.Y.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at L.H. Brooks & Bros. Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Samuel Griffith officiating. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park.

Albert Pruitt
DANVILLE, Va. - Albert Lee "Buck" Pruitt, 70, of 168 Avalon Drive died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at the residence.
Born July 20, 1930, in Reidsville, N.C., he was the son of Robert Pruitt and Rachel Ray Pruitt.
He was married to Emma Shelton Pruitt, who survives. He had lived most of his life in the Westover Hills area where he was well-known as a mechanic and had a shop on Westover Drive since 1965. He was also employed in the maintenance department of Dan River Mills. He served in the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca Pruitt Gentry, Rose Pruitt Kirk, and Rachel Pruitt Marion, all of Danville; one son, Rodney Pruitt of Danville; one stepson, Ray Kirk Jr. of Cleveland; two sisters, Inez Bailey of Halifax County and Irene Matherly of Danville; two brothers, Robert Pruitt of Martinsville and Jesse Pruitt of Cascade; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Matthew Pacifico officiating. Interment will be in Danville Memorial Gardens. Graveside military rites will be performed by American Legion Post 325 Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Swicegood Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Clifton Ford Pryor
PELHAM, N.C. - Clifton Ford Pryor, 91, of 4195 Old U.S. 29, Pelham, N.C., died August 12, 2000, in the home in which he was born May 19, 1909. He was the son of William Pinkney Pryor and Lena Walker Pryor.
Mr. Pryor is survived by his wife of 57 years, Iris Crawley Pryor; and two daughters and their families, Ruth and Neil, Andrew, Joshua and Sam Friedman of Richmond, Va., and Gina and Danny, Dan and John Price of Seven Springs, N.C.
He is also survived by a sister, Helen Pryor Daniel of Newport News, Va.; two nephews, Watkins Pryor of Greenville, S.C., and Willard B. Gatewood Jr. of Fayetteville, A.R.; and three nieces, Mary Ann Daniel of Oxford, N.C., and Susan and Elizabeth Daniel of Newport News, Va.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Harry, Sam and Henry Pryor; and three sisters, Lemma P. Knight, Janie P. Floyd and Bessie P. Gatewood.
He was a life-long resident of Pelham, where he was engaged in farming until his retirement.
At the time of his death, he was the oldest member of Pelham United Methodist Church, where he had served his Lord in many capacities.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 2:00 p.m. at Pelham United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bob Fritts officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
The family received friends Monday, August 14, 2000, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Townes Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at the residence.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Pelham United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 82, Pelham, N.C. 27311.

Michael Stowe
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Michael Terry Stowe, 41, of 315 16th St. died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center from injuries received in an auto accident.
Born Oct. 23, 1958, in Danville, he was a son of Mae Vaughn Stowe.
He had lived in Danville and various other parts of Virginia, where he worked as a telephone solicitor for The Wheel Chair Veterans Association. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Jonathan Morgan; and two brothers, Randall Stowe of Yorktown and Virgil Stowe of Danville.
He was predeceased by one grandson.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lindsey-Haymes Family Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Adams, the Rev. David Wilson and the Rev. Jimmy Burks officiating.
The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at the residence of Virgil Stowe, 142 Summit Road, and other times at the same location.
Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lisa Wright
BLAIRS, Va. - Lisa Austin Wright, 34, of 129 Railroad Lane died Sunday, August 13, 2000, in Danville, as a result of an auto accident.
Born Feb. 6, 1966, she was the daughter of Ronald Arden Austin and Diana Crane Austin, both of whom survive.
She lived most of her life in Danville and had lived in Richmond for a few years, prior to moving to Blairs in 1990. She was a Certified Nurse's Aid and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, David Wayne Wright of Blairs; one brother, Steve Austin of Danville, and maternal grandparents, Gladys Crane and Elvin Crane of Blairs.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Myrtle Austin and Tracy Austin.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete at this time.


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