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Shannon Bridges
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Shannon Faye Bridges, 21, of 440 Rosewood Ave., Apt. 2, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born May 16, 1979, she was the daughter of Allan C. Bridges and Sharon Faye Barker Hopkins, who survive.
She lived her life in Danville and Martinsville. She worked as a waitress at Chatmoss Country Club and attended Chatham Heights Christian School.
In addition to her father of Gaffney, S.C. and mother of Danville, survivors include one son, Seth Lewis White of Axton; stepmother, Michelle P. Bridges of Gaffney, S.C.; maternal grandfather, Arnold Barker of Ringgold; maternal stepgrandmother, Sally Barker of Ringgold; maternal stepgrandparents, Dan and Sandra Carmichael of Bachelors Hall; paternal step grandfather, Michael Paulokovich of Danville, and two brothers, Brandon Parker of Danville and Paul Bridges of Gaffney, S.C.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel with the Rev. Freddy Vivks officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial PArk.
The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel and other times at the residence of Keith and Lisa Barker, 220 Round Hill Road, Martinsville.

Tinsley Gilmore
NATHALIE, Va. - Tinsley Beal Gilmore, 65, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Halifax Regional Hospital, South Boston.
He was born Sept. 19, 1935, in Halifax County.
Survivors include four sisters, Marie Breedlove of Nathalie, Hilda Dixon of Richmond, Silvia Gilmore of Baltimore and Gladys King of Fayettville, N.C.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Crawford, Garrett & Burton Funeral Home, halifax, with the Rev. Andrew Powell officiating.

Cressa Grant
GRETNA, Va. - Cressa Etoile Grant, 90, of 106 Hollyberry Drive died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Born April 2, 1910, in Bangor, Maine, she was a daughter of Hiram Ellum and Laura McLaughlin Ellum.
She was married to Malcolm Grant, who predeceased her. She was a retired registered nurse.
Survivors include one son, Ross Grant of Gretna, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one son, Forrest Grant.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Gray Village Cemetery, Gray, Maine.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Gretna Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 14, Gretna, Va. 24557.

Elnora Hammond
DANVILLE, Va. - Elnora Virginia Tate Hammond, 77, of 600 Main St., Apt. 507, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.
Born April 11, 1923, in Ossippee, N.C., she was the daughter of John Tate and Ella Newman Tate.
She was married to "Bernie" Hammond, who predceased her. She was a homemaker most of her life and was a member of Keen Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, David Williamson of Alaska; two daughters, Aleta Dalton of Danville and Elizabeth Gibson of Sutherlin; one brother, James Tate of Martinsville; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Hessie Pruitt and "Girlie" Thomas, and three brothers, Elmo Tate, Malcolm Tate and Roy Tate.
A graveside funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Highland Burial Park with the Rev. George Rumney officiating.
The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service Friday at Barker Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Danville Life Saving Crew, 202 Christopher Lane, Danville, Va. 24540.

Florida McCormick
HALIFAX, Va. - Florida Owen McCormick, 92, of 1170 Golf Course Road died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Berry Hill Nursing Home.
Born March 16, 1908, in Halifax County, she was a daughter of Charlie E. Owen and Hallie Auston Owen.
She was married to A. Lennie McCormick, who predeceased her.
Survivors include nine children, Lawrence McCormick and James H. McCormick of Halifax, Annie Womack and Frances Womack of Vernon Hill, Lourine Throckmorton of Scottsburg, Bill McCormick of South Boston, Peggy Murray of Buffalo Junction, David McCormick of Charlotte, N.C. and Patsy Holcombe of Nathalie; two sisters, Edith Hawkins of Yorktown and Mary Gauldin of Ringgold; 20 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one son, Charlie D. McCormick Sr.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Brooks officiating. Interment will follow at McCormick Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Lawrence McCormick, 4079 Cowford Road.

Myrtle Yeatts
DANVILLE, Va. - Myrtle Kirks Yeatts, 68, of 295 Arnett Boulevard, died Thursday morning, October 12, 2000 at Stratford Healthcare Center.
Mrs. Yeatts was born in Pittsylvania County on December 28, 1931 the daughter of Rorer Hopson Kirks and Mattie Lizzie Scearce Kirks.
She was married to Harry Bennett Yeatts who predeceased her on September 19, 1994.
Mrs. Yeatts was a graduate of Whitmell High School and attended Averett College. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Janice Yeatts Chilcoat and a grandaughter Amanda Leigh Chilcoat both of Richmond, Va.; one brother, James B. Kirks of Danville and three sisters, Marjorie Mize and Della Ricketts both of Danville and Irma Collins of High Point, N.C.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 13, 2000, 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Rev. Levi Stroud and Rev. Linwood Daniel will be condcuting the services. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.
The family will be at the residence, 295 Arnett Boulevard.
Townes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Cole
NATHALIE, Va. - Mary Jane Beale Cole, 55, of 3047 Cody Road died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at her residence.
Born April 13, 1945, in Halifax County, she was a daughter of William Roy Beale and Helen Jane Beale, who survives.
In addition to her mother of Nathalie, survivors include two sons, Tony Cole of Kernersville, N.C. and Todd Cole of Ishmere, Turkey and one brother, William Leroy Beale of Orlando, Fla.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Powell Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Halifax Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her mother, Helen Jane Beale, 1177 Tobacco Road, Nathalie.

Harry Jones Fitts
CASCADE, Va. - Harry Jones Fitts, 36, of 8472 Cascade Road died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000.
Born July 31, 1964, in Leaksville, N.C., he was a son of Sanford Allen Fitts, Sr.
Cascade and Gary Ann Lamar Fitts, who survive.
He was married to Virginia "Jennie" Smart Fitts, who survives.
He graduated from Tunstall High School and Danville Community College. He was employed by S.A. Fitts Tractor and Equipment in Cascade. Member of the Brosville-Cascade Volunteer Fire Department 1986-2000. Member of the newly formed Cascade Volunteer Fire Department. Former member of the Cascade Ruritan Club.
In addition to his wife of the home and his parents of Cascade, survivors include one son, Nathaniel Allen Fitts of the home; one daughter, Ann Lea Fitts of the home; two brothers, Sanford "Sandy" Allen Fitts, Jr. and his wife, Karen Chandler Fitts, both of Lebanon, Tenn. and Benjamin Watkins Fitts of Cascade; one niece, Kasey Blondell Fitts of Lebanon, Tenn.; his father-in-law, Garnet N. Smart of Eden, N.C. and his mother-in-law, Virginia D. Smart of Eden, N.C.
He was predeceased by a brother, James Lamar Fitts.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Lawson Cemetery.
There will be no formal public visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Cascade Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 130, Cascade, VA. 24069.
Fair Funeral Home, Eden, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Eunice Fuller
POQUOSON, Va. - Eunice Gray Fuller, 79, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000.
Born in Danville, Va., she was a daughter of Henry J. Gray Sr. and Elsie Gray.
She was married to Howard Fuller, who predeceased her.
She had been a resident of the peninsula for 47 years and a resident of Poquoson for 10 years. She was a Civil Service at Fort Monroe. She was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church, a a former member of 35 years at West Hampton Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was active in mission activities. She attended Averett College in Danville and was a member of the Scottish Rite Ladies Auxilliary.
Survivors include one son, Buck Fuller of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Nancy Jo Childress of Poquoson and Judith Schneider of Lakewood, Colo.; one brother, Curtis Gray of Durham, N.C.; seven grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Emmaus Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Irvin Acree officiating. There will be a private interment at Penninsula Memorial at 3:30 for family and friends.
The family will receive friends 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Emmaus Baptist Church.
The family suggest in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, c/o Emmaus Baptist Church, 814 Yorktown Road, Poquoson, VA. 23662.
Claytor Rollins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edna Howerton
DANVILLE, Va. - Edna Lee Howerton, 90, of 135 Ginger Drive died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000 at Roman Eagle Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 12, 1910, in Halifax County, she was a daughter of Algie Ferrell and Fannie Fallen Ferrell.
She was married to Samuel Howerton, who predeceased her.
She was a member of Mountain Grove Missionary Baptist Church in South Boston.
Survivors include three sons, Perry O. Howerton and Franklin A. Howerton, both of Danville and John D. Hager of Bat Shore, N.Y.; two daughters, Myrtle A. Fitzgerald of Danville and Johnsie V. Reid of Long Island, N.Y.; one brother, Roy Ferrell of Lanham, Md.; three sisters, Hallie B. Jackson, Adell Glass and Elsie Lee Anderson, all of Halifax; 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at noon Saturday at Mount Grove Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Arthur E. Crews officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends 2-7 p.m. Friday at Howerton Funeral Home Chapel and at other times at the residence.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to the American cancer Society.

Marshall Jennings
BLAIRS, Va. - Marshall Jennings, 86, of 2161 Malmason Road died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Piney Forest Health Care Center.
Born June 14, 1914, he was a son of Robert Jennings and Minnie D. Jennings.
He was married to Waynella Jennings, who predeceased him.
He was a member of Church of God Holiness Church in Blairs.
Survivors include four sons, Kelvin Womack and John Thomas Jennings, both of Danville, Marshall Jennings Jr. of Bridgeport, Conn. and Bobby Falkner of Topeka, Kan.; a foster daughter, Rebecca Adams of Martinsville; a sister, Annie Garrett of Greensboro, N.C. and three grandchildren.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Howerton Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. James Fisher officiating. Interment will be held at Hillcrest Burial Park.
The family will receive friends 2-7 p.m. Thursday at Howerton Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.

Stella Marshall
DANVILLE, Va. - Stella Boyd Marshall, 76, of 808 Mount Cross Road died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Stratford Health Care Center, after three years of declining health.
Born April 17, 1924, in Meadows of Dan, she was a daughter of Harry P. Boyd and Irena Boyd Boyd.
She was married to Marvin Early Marshall, who survives.
She spent most of her life in Danville, where she was a retired homemaker and a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church.
In addition to her husband of the residence, survivors include one son, Rocky D. Marshall of Danville; one daughter, Scottie M. Alderson of Danville; two brothers, Eldon Boyd of Madison, N.C. and Edward Boyd of Vesta; two sisters, Sybil Underwood of Danville and Myrtle Broyals of Roanoke and two grandchildren.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Swicegood Funeral Home, with the Pastor Rick Labate and Elder Charles Hutcherson officiating. Interment will follow at Danville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Swicegood Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Danville Unit, 1079 Spruce Street, Martinsville, VA. 24115.

Junior Neal
DANVILLE, Va. - Junior Edward Neal, 77, of 408 Girard Street died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center, after over five years of declining health and a 10-day stay at the hospital.
Born Aug. 8, 1923, in Danville, he was a son of Walter Flourney Neal and Ida Mae Compton Neal.
On May 9, 1942, he was married to Mattie Sue Guill Neal, who survives.
He had lived all of his life in Danville. He retired from the former Independent Life Insurance Company, where he worked as a salesman for a number of years. He was a longtime member of the Tabernacle and a life member of the Archer T. Gammon Post of Disabled Veterans.
He was a veteran of World War II as a member of the U.S. Army Company B., 328th Infantry, 26th Yankee Division in the European Campaign. He received the bronze Star, the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, European Theater Award, with two battle stars, the Meritorious Service Award, the Co. B. 328th Infantry Combat Badge, the American Theater of War Medal, the American Defense Medal, the European Theater of War Medal, the Victory Medal, the Occupation of Germany Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was honorably discharged in 1945, after his service to his country.
In addition to his wife of the residence, survivors include one son, Jerry Edward Neal of Ringgold; three daughters, Ramona Gilmore Neal Fletcher of Danville, Betty Sue Neal Shelton of Blairs and Kathy Leigh Neal Forslund of Ringgold; two foster sons, Bobby Taylor of Baltimore, Md. and C.E. "Pete" Taylor of Petrolia, Texas; one sister, Ila Mae Neal Canupp of Danville; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by seven brothers, Carson F. Neal, Clarence Owen Neal, Artie Lee Neal, Stewart Woodrow Neal, Eugene Dollis Neal, Curtis Joshua Neal and Franklin Delano Neal; one sister, Hazel Marie Neal Jackson and one grandchild.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tabernacle, with the Rev. Lamarr Mooneyham and the Rev. Cleo Hundley officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park, with full military honors by American Legion Post No. 325.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel and other times at the residence.

Virginia Owens
KEELING, Va. - Virginia Catherine Owens, 64, of 1939 Birch Creek Road died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born March 14, 1936, in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of Ashley Valentine and Viola Brandon Valentine.
She was married to Herbert Owens, who predeceased her.
She was employed as a health care worker, with Commonwealth Home Health Care and Hospice.
Survivors include three sisters, Frances Pauling of Ringgold, Sara Valentine of Hackensack, N.J. and Hilda Valentine of Riverdale, N.Y.; three brothers, Edward Valentine and John Valentine, both of Ringgold and William Berkley Valentine of Danville and one grandson.
A funeral will be held at noon Saturday, at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Ringgold, with the Rev. Floyd Standfield officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends at the residence of her brother, Edward Valentine, 140 Maya Lane, Ringgold.
Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Avis Cordelia Wright
DANVILLE, Va. - Avis Cordelia Wright, 77, of 814 Piney Forest Road died November 15, 2000 at her residence following a period of declining health.
Born June 17, 1923 in Charlotte County, she was a daughter of the late Elijah and Fannie Davis Drew.
She was married to Ned K. Wright, who predeceased her on February 16, 1983.
A retired teacher in the Danville City Public Schools, she taught third and fourth grades at Taylor and Woodberry Hills schools.
She was an active and faithful member of High Street Baptist Church. She participated in the Dorcas Missionary Circle, Hallelujah Chorus, Sunday school and vacation Bible school.
She was active in many civic and community organizations including The Links, Inc., Danville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Danville Retired Teachers Association, Church Women United, Danville Mental Health Association, A.A.R.P., Danville Perinnial Garden Club, Y.W.C.A., As You Like It Club and Fayetteville State University Alumni Association.
Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Wright (Rose); one grandson, Jayson Rose, one son-in-law, James Rose; four sisters, Ethel Vaughters, LaVerne Hill, Beatrice Conly and Daisy Ruff; one brother-in-law, R. Wylie Vaughters and one sister-in-law, Edythe Wright.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at High Street Baptist Church with Rev. Jerome B. Morris, officiating. Interment will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Cunningham and Hughes Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to High Street Baptist Church, 630 High Street. Danville, Va. 24541.

Maynard Amos

CALLANDS, Va. - Maynard P. Amos age 83 of 1708 Cavalry Road Chatham, Virginia died Tuesday March 6, 2001 at his residence. Mr. Amos was born January 5, 1918 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He was the son of the late Jake A. Amos and Emma Ramsey Amos. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Eva Barbour Amos of the residence. He is also survived by one daughter Joan A. Reynolds and her husband Glen E. Reynolds of Chatham; one son, Joel M. Amso and his wife Ann B. Amso of Dry Fork; one sister, Frances A. Mitchell of Chatham; four grandchildren and their spouses, Joanne & Eric Young, Rebekah & James Owen, Daniel & Dawn Reynolds, and J. Craig Amos; two great grandchildren, Taylor Baird, and Brianna Baird; and his care giver, Cathy Tatum. He was a member of Matthews Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday March 8, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. from the Matthews Memorial Presbyterian Church by Rev. Russell H. East, III and Rev. Roy Parker. Interment will be in the Matthews Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at Matthews Memorial Presbyterian Church and at other times will be at the residence. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Callands Vol. Fire and Rescue Squad. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Bailey
DANVILLE, Va. - Helen Stephens Bailey, age 80, died Tuesday morning, March 6, 2001, in Roman Eagle Memorial Home, where she had been for four years.
Born on October 21, 1920 in Danville, VA, she was the daughter of the last Joseph White Stephens and Volinia Jordan Stephens.
She married Thomas L. Bailey on February 26, 1941.
Mrs. Bailey lived most of her life in Danville, except for three years during W.W.II in Salinas, CA and after retirement part time in Florida and Smith Mountain Lake.
She attended Averett College. She was a long time active member of First Baptist Church in Danville and a past member of The Wednesday Club, Ladies Benevolent Society, Vesper Garden Club and Homemaker Club.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Walter L. Stephens, W. Sam Stephens, and George C. Stephens.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas L. Bailey of the home, a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas L. Bailey, Jr. and Donna C. Bailey of Columbus, Ohio and a grandson, Christopher T. Bailey of Columbus, Ohio.
There will be a private graveside Thursday morning in Highland Burial Park with a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church by Dr. Joey Faucette.
The Family will receive friends on Wednesday night from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Townes Funeral Home and at other times will be at the residence, 142 Dublin Court.
Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund, First Baptist Church, 871 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 or the charity of your choice.

Wiseman Bray
ALTAVISTA, Va. - Wiseman C. "Tex" Bray, age 76, of 2209 Beverly Heights, Altavista, died Monday afternoon March 5, 2001 at Lynchburg General Hospital after a two month decline in health and a two week stay at the hospital.
Mr. Bray was born in Danville on October 10, 1924, a son of the late Crawley E. Bray and Della Canady Bray.
He was married to Elsie Burnette Bray who died on August 8, 1995.
Mr. Bray was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a corps engineer serving in Pacific during World War II.
Mr. Bray had spent most of his life in Danville where he worked for the city for 33 years, and was the fire chief for 23 years. He had been a member of Fairview United Methodist Church for 45 years, and was a member of Morotock Lodge No. 210 A.F. & A.M., and he was past president of the Kiwanis Club, past president of Westover Sertoma Club, past president of Danville United Way, and past president of State Fire Chiefs of Virginia. He was a co founder of the Virginia Fire Council.
Survivors include one daughter and son in law: Barbara Bray Pruitt and Stephen Pruitt of Altavista, and one son and daughter in law: Michael Wade Bray and Rebecca M. Bray of Cary, North Carolina, and one sister and brother in law: Frances Bray Inge and Woodrow Inge of Elon College, North Carolina, and three Grandchildren: John Stephen Pruitt, Sarah Virginia Bray and Katherine Ann Bray.
He was predeceased by one sister, Vera Bray Haden.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Norman Chattin, Rev. Kirby Smith, and Rev. Rick Clayton. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park where military honors will be performed by the American Legion Memorial Post No. 325 Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M., and at other times will be at the residence of Hattie Saunders, at 1702 Blair Loop Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or to the State Fire Chiefs Association of Virginia Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 699 Blackstone, VA 23824.

George Breznay
DANVILLE, Va. - George Andrew Breznay, 78, of 103 Knollwood Terrace, died March 7, 2001, at Danville, Regional Medical Center.
Born, July 16, 1922, he was the son of George Breznay and Mary Petrasek Breznay.
He was married to Scholastica Stefaniake Breznay on Sept. 5, 1923. He lived in Mountain Top, Pa., prior to moving to Danville to live for the last six years. He retired from Champion International in Pisstone, Pa., where he worked as a warehouse supervisor. After his retirement he worked with the Luzerene County Department of Ageing. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the American Legion Post 325. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
Survivors in addition to his wife include, two daughters, Ann Marie Breznay, wife of Paul A. Morgan., of Salt Lake City, Utah, Judith A Breznay, wife of L. Wayne Yeatts, of Danville,; two sisters, Mary B. Burick, of Mountain Top, Pa., Anna B. Yanulus, of Mountain Top, Pa.; one grandchild; three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Andrew Breznay, Thomas Breznay and one sister, Agnes Breznay.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel with Military Honors by American Legion Post No. 325, with the Rev. Father Matthias Newell officiating.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel, and at other times at the residence 103 Knollwood Terrace, Danville.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the American Heart Association, Danville Division, 4504 Starkey Road, Roanoke, Va., or to the Danville Life Saving Crew, 202 Christopher Lane, Danville, Va., 24541.

Irama Culver
TAMPA, Fla. - Irma Slayton Culver, 76, of 808 East Richmere Street, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Delta Health Care in Florida.
Born Oct. 25, 1924, she was the daughter of Otis Dillard Slayton and Annie Lou Roberts Slayton.
She was married to Donald Culver who predeceases her. She lived most of her life in Tampa where she worked as a customer service representative in the grocery business. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra White of Tampa, Fla., Candace Carriera of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Joyce Camp of Huntsville, Ala.; Linda Walker, of Danville, Va.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, at Highland Burial Park with Mr. Lester Tate officiating. 

Erby Dalton
KEELING, Va. - Erby Ferguson Dalton, 86, of 817 Mountain Lane, Keeling, died Monday, March 5, 2001 at the residence after five years of declining health.
Born March 1, 1915 in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Daniel Robert Ferguson and Juliett Jennings Ferguson.
She was married to Raleigh J. Dalton who predeceased her November 1966.
Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Compton of Keeling; one sister, Ruth Dalton of Keeling; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was predeceased, in addition to her parents and husband, by a number of brothers and sisters.
The graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Dalton Family Cemetery with the Elder Julian Williams officiating.
The family will be receiving friends at the residence.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Martha Haynes
SUTHERLIN, Va. - Martha Ann Strader Haynes, 59, of 1524 White Ridge Road, Sutherlin, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at the residence.
Born Sept. 27, 1941 in Danville, she was the daughter of Stephen Strader and Viola Edwards Strader.
She was married to Claude Allen Haynes Sr., who survives. She lived most of her life in Sutherlin where she was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include, in addition to her husband of the residence, two sons, Stephen Haynes and Claude Allen Haynes Jr., both of Sutherlin; two daughters, Lisa Carter and Teresa Haynes, both of Sutherlin; three brothers, Mike Strader of Roanoke, Wayne Strader of Spindale N.C., Oscar Strader of Ringgold; two sisters, Gaynelle Murray of Cliffside N.C.,and Mary Hunnicutt of Ringgold; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brian Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Danville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Swicegood Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Kentuck Volunteer Fire Department, 425 Bennett Drive, Ringgold, VA 24586 or the Laurel Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Sutherlin, VA 24594.
Swicegood Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Alice McDaniel
DANVILLE, Va. - Alice Lucille Smith McDaniel, formerly of 124 Clarkson St., died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, N.C.
Born May 19, 1924, she was the daughter of Willie Smith and Anna Lou Smith.
She was married to Raymond Harris McDaniel Sr. She lived most of her life in Danville and worked at Dan River Mills until her retirement. She was a member of the Christian Heritage Church.
Survivors include four sons, Raymond H. McDaniel Jr. of Danville, David W. McDaniel of Pelham, N.C., Bobby L. McDaniel of Danville, James T. "Tommy" McDaniel of Danville; one daughter, Betty M. Mcgregor of Graham, N.C.; three sisters, Margaret Smith of Newport News, Va., Mary Lou Greer of Newport News, Va., Shirley Burris, of Newport News, Va.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond H. McDaniel Jr.; one son, Charles McDaniel; two brothers, John Smith, Al Smith; two sisters, Mattie Hall and Marie Parker.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Christian Heritage Church with the Rev. Rick Tate officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends at 7-8:30 p.m. at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel on Friday, and at other times at the residence of Bobby McDaniel, 991 Mount Cross Road.

Ray Smith
DANVILLE, Va. - Ray Vincent Smith, 71, of 722 Hughes Street, died Monday, March 5, 2001 at the residence after a decline in health since August.
Born April 26, 1929, he was the son of Claude Swanson Smith and Flora Peters Smith.
He was married to Betty McBride, who survives. He lived most of his life in Danville and worked for Dan River Inc. before his retirement. He attended Community Baptist Church.
Survivors include, in addition to his wife of the residence, two sons, Barry L. Smith of Danville, Stephen R. "Steve" Smith of Chatham; two sisters, Irene S. Bailey of Danville, Christine S. Strong of St. Petersburg, Fla. and three half-sisters, Lucille Mannon of Floyd, Eva Mae Pillars of Radford and Virginia Adams of Colora, Md.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Swicegood Funeral Home with the Rev. James Albert officiating. Interment will follow at Schoolfield Cemetery.
The recived friends 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Swicegood Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Danville Cancer Association, 1225 West Main St., Danville, Va. 24541 or the Community Baptist Church Building Fund, 611 Iris Lane, Danville, Va. 24540.
Swicegood Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Delphine Wyatt
DANVILLE, Va. - Delphine Olson Wyatt, 83, of 509 Sandy Creek Road, Danville, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at Roman Eagle Nursing Home after one year of declining health.
Born Sept. 2, 1917 in Henning, Minn., she was the daughter of Enok Olson and Betty Myklebust.
She was married to Leslie M. Wyatt Sr., who predeceased her in 1993. Mrs. Wyatt moved to the Dry Fork Community in 1946 where prior to her retirement she was employed with the City of Danville Parks and Recreation Department at Stonewall Special Population Center as activities director. Mrs. Wyatt was of the baptist faith.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Leslie M. "Bug" Wyatt Jr. and Joan H. Wyatt of Wilmington, N.C., Mike Wyatt and Avery S. Wyatt of Danville, Louie Wyatt and Nancy H. Wyatt of Danville; one daughter and son-in-law, Lavada "Kit" W. Dishman and Wayne J. Dishman of Danville; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wyatt was the last surviving member of her generation.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001 at Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee Von Eime officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel and at other times will be at the home of Mrs. Wyatt's daughter Lavada "Kit" Dishman, 1036 Vicar Road, Danville, VA.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.


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