|MARGIE L. COX
LOTHIAN, MARYLAND- Margie L. Cox, 84, passed away October 4, 2000 at
the home of her daughter, Willie K. Walke.
Mrs. Cox was born, raised and educated in Carthage, in Floyd County.
In 1935 she married Oscar Cox, to whom she was married for 57 1/2 years.
He passed away in March, 1993. The couple moved to Maryland in December,
1944. Mrs. Cox did some waitressing through the years, but was primarily
a homemaker, who enjoyed housework, needlework, canning, freezing and most
of all gardening. She loved flowers.
She is survived by: one sister, Elva Reed, Eagle Rock; four daughters,
Dora C. King, Derwood, Maryland, Willie K. Walke, Jewell Sweeney and Jo
Cox all of Lothian, Maryland; four grandchildren, Daniel King, Dana Sullivan,
Tracy Sweeney and Clayton Sweeney, and three great-grandchildren. She was
predeceased by her parents, three sisters, two brothers and a son, the
late Walter O. Cox.
Funeral service was held Saturday, October 7, at 11 a.m. at Rausch
Funeral Home, Owings, Maryland.
Interment in Mt. Zion U.M. Church Cemetery, Lothian, Maryland.
Contributions may be made to St. James Parish, 5757 Solomons Island
Road, Lothian, Maryland 20736.
JENNIE MABEL DRISCOLL
BEAVERCREEK, OHIO-Jennie Mabel Driscoll, age 101, died October 1 at
Alterra Sterling House of Beavercreek. She was preceded in death by her
husband, William A. Driscoll, former superintendent of Ohio’s Montgomery
County schools, and by three of her five children, son, Glen, former president
of University of Toledo, and daughters, Mae Silbergeld and husband Sam
and Julia Stockman and husband Dave.
Born in 1899 to Edward and Maud Smith of Allen County, Ohio, she lived
to see three different centuries. At the time of her death she had been
a cancer survivor for nearly 40 years and in 1994 had recovered from brain
surgery. Until last January she resided with her daughter and son-in-law
in Beavercreek where she was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church.
She is survived by: a son Carl Driscoll and wife, Louise, of Michigan,
daughter Ruth Hallman and husband, Phil (Pete), of Beavercreek, daughter-in-law
Pat Driscoll, of California, 17 grandchildren, including Sherry Reed and
husband, Rodney, of Floyd, 19 great-grandchildren, and three great-great
Funeral services were held October 5 at St. Andrew United Methodist
Church with Pastors Alan Carroll and Linda Middelberg officiating. Interment
was at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery.
VELMA DALTON MARSHALL
PULASKI-Velma Dalton Marshall quietly left her life on this earth and
passed into the arms of Jesus on the evening of Wednesday, September 27,
2000. She was at home and the love and prayers of her family and friends
sustained her until it was time to go. She can now spend eternity with
the Lord she loved and served so faithfully all her life. Velma was a charter
member of Memorial Baptist Church. She worked for many years at IGA Food
Fair where she developed many lasting friendships. Velma’s life was devoted
to her Lord and family. She will be remembered for her many acts of kindness,
her love for people and her Servant’s heart.
Surviving are her children, Joan M. Eads, Pulaski, Patsy A. Marshall,
Roanoke; two grandchildren and families, John Christopher Eads and wife,
Melanie and sons, Christopher and Benjamin, all of Dublin, Nicole Denise
Wood and husband, David and children, Kristin, Justin and Megan, all of
Roanoke; sisters and brother-in-law, Mrs. Alma Nixon, Christiansburg, Mrs.
Ruby Tolley, Pulaski, Mrs. Beatrice Hall and husband, Jim, Nitro, West
Virginia, Mrs. Dorothy George, Billington, West Virginia; several special
nieces and nephews including Janice K. Wright, Danville and Bonnie Outten,
Willis; other loving friends and caregivers include Carrie Jenkins, Doris
Patton, Freda Hancock and Mary Smith. The family would also like to thank
Pat Krebs, R.N. CRNH of Gentle Shepherd Hospice and a host of other friends
whose love and prayers helped us through this journey.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 30, at 2 p.m. from the
Memorial Baptist church, with Pastor Patrick Coffey officiating. Burial
followed in Thornspring Cemetery, Pulaski County. Memorials may be made
to the Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, Peppers Ferry Road, Pulaski,
Virginia 24301. Arrangements handled by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., in
OLA SOWERS PUGH
CHRISTIANSBURG-Ola Sowers Pugh, formerly of Floyd, died Saturday, October
7, 2000 at New River Valley Medical Center. She was preceded in death by
her husband; Ottis Pugh, Sr. and her son; Teddy Pugh. She is survived by
her son and daughter-in-law; Randall and Barbara Pugh, Hernando, Florida;
daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Henry Nixon, Christiansburg; son and
daughter-in-law, Ottis and Loretta Pugh, Christiansburg; sister, Elizabeth
Barry, Columbus, OH; one special sister-in-law; Eula Pugh of Christiansburg;
eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, at Horne
Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Doug Kanney and Mr. Harvey Sowers officiating.
Burial followed in Jacksonville Cemetery.
RONALD YOUNG SLUSHER
SALEM-Ronald Young Slusher, 72, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2000
at Richfield Nursing Center, Salem. He was born September 7, 1928 in Surry
County, North Carolina to the late Calvin David Slusher and Barbara Ellen
Akers Slusher of Floyd County. He was predeceased by his wife Susan Frazier
Slusher, a sister, Celeste Edwards and a brother, Omar Slusher. He served
in the U.S. Army from December 1947 to October 1951, serving in the Korean
and Japan occupation, also the Korean War as a Staff Sergant. His second
enlistment was served with the occupation forces in Germany from January
1953 to 1956 as a SP 3.
Surviving is a daughter, Shemae Eaton, Boonesmill; one brother, Andrew
Slusher, Christiansburg; two sisters, Enith Bernard, Roanoke and Mona Dickerson,
Christiansburg; a brother-in-law, Cecil D. Edwards, Roanoke; also several
nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October
6, 2000, at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Front Royal.
FLOYD-Katherine Sutherland Howard Spyhalski passed away Wednesday,
October 4, 2000 at her home.
A graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, she was a chemist, with
a number of published scientific papers in the field of pharmaceutical
research. She was an elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
She was the daughter of the late Alice Smith Howard and Brown Gratton
Howard, Jr. She was also preceded in death by a brother, William Joseph
She is survived by her husband, Edward J. Spyhalski, and three sons
and their wives, Edward James, Jr. and Cynthia Creasy Spyhalski, William
Joseph and Joan Musselwhite Spyhalski; John Howard and Peggy McDonough
Spyhalski; and four grandchildren, Jack Howard, Katelyn Ann, Anna Kathryn
and Leslie Carol. She is also survived by a brother, Brown Gratton Howard
III, and two sisters-in-law, Betty and Ann Howard.
A memorial service was held at October 8, 2000 at the Presbyterian
Church of Floyd with the Reverend Michael Nelms officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Floyd, Box 164,
Floyd, Virginia 24091.
Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, handled arrangements.
MAUDE LEE PRICE STUART
COPPER HILL-Maude Lee Price Stuart, 100, passed away Wednesday, October
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Roy Stuart.
Survivors include: one son and special daughter-in-law, Roy Jr. and
Claudine Stuart, Copper Hill; three daughters, Lorraine Price, Copper Hill,
Augustine Saunders, Willis, Lellia McDaniel, Copper Hill; sister, Martha
Stuart, Roanoke; special friend and caregiver, Joyce Tracey, Check; 11
grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter;
a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at Floyd Kingdom
Hall Jehovah’s Witness with Ralph Stewart officiating assisted by David
Battaglia. Burial in the Stuart Cemetery. Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd,
RAY MELVIN HILTON
FLOYD-Ray Melvin Hilton, 82, passed away Monday, May 13, 2002 at the
home of a niece, Patty and Jerry Long.
He was an army veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney S. and Lorena Coleman
Hilton; two brothers, Marvin I. Hilton and Sidney S. Hilton, Jr.; a brother-in-law,
Charles V. DeWeese and a nephew, Charles Gary DeWeese.
Survivors include: sisters and brother-in-law, Marie H. DeWeese, Thelma
and Joe Smith, Floyd, Janet Young, Anchorage, Alaska; brother, George H.
Hilton, Hiwassee; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002
at Jacksonville Cemetery with Reverend Stephen Lackey officiating.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Carilion New River
Valley Hospice, especially to Sherry Reed and Deborah.
OSCAR HAROLD LOCKAMY
PILOT-Oscar Harold Lockamy, 70, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2002
at Montgomery Regional Hospital.
Surviving are: one son, Harrell Lockamy ; two daughters, JoAnn Axhanherty
and Sherry Lynn Layaou, all of Dunn, North Carolina; brother, George R.
Lockamy; sister, Earldine Brock, both of Salemburg, North Carolina .
Funeral service was held Saturday, May 11, 2002 at The Serenity House
Church with Mr. Mitchell Floyd officiating. Interment in Serenity House
Cemetery. Arrangements by Wood Funeral Home, Floyd.
GEORGE W. RAMPEY
FLOYD-George W. Rampey, 93, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2002,
at Skyline Manor Nursing Home in Floyd.
He survived by: wife, Edith Rampey, Floyd; daughter and son-in-law,
Linda and Fred Duncan, Floyd; four grandchildren and spouses, Teresa and
John Austin, Floyd, Gail and Bruce Wells, Floyd, Karen and Vance Durrance,
Winder, Georgia, Stephen and Angela Duncan, Floyd; two brothers, Victor
Rampey, Anderson, South Carolina, Andrew Grapey, Easley, South Carolina;
Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home on Saturday,
May 11, 2002 with the Reverend Matthew Brown and the Reverend Vick Rampey
Interment followed in Jacksonville Cemetery. Donations may be made
to Floyd Baptist Church. Arrangements handled by Gardner Funeral Home,
E. RAYMOND SLUSHER
BEDFORD-E. Raymond Slusher, 87, formerly of Lizemore, West Virginia,
died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2002, after a lengthy illness. He had
been in failing health since 1995. He was born February 5, 1915, in Floyd,
and was the son of the late James and Marcella (Dehart) Slusher. He married
Arlene Morton of Lizemore, West Virginia, on September 15, 1941, and she
He was an active member of the United Methodist church of Lizemore,
West Virginia. Upon moving to Indiana he attended the Bedford Free Methodist
He retired from Union Carbide Metals Division Alloy, West Virginia.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army of World War II, serving in the Engineer
Boat and Shore Regiment in the South Pacific. He was awarded three bronze
stars for his service.
Surviving along with his wife, Arlene of Bedford, are: one son, James
P. Slusher and daughter-in-law, Kara Adkins Slusher, Dunkirk, Maryland;
one daughter, Cathy M. Cobb and son-in-law, Ronnie Cobb, Bedford; one granddaughter,
Donella Cobb Bredeweg and husband Bradley, of Mitchell; three grandsons,
Douglas Cobb, Terre Haunte, Steven Cobb, Greenwood, Jeffery Slusher, Dunkirk,
Maryland; one great-granddaughter, Sarah Bredeweg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Raymond, Jr. and
Rodney Dean Slusher, one brother, Clarence Slusher, and two sisters, Lorena
Harmon and Beulah Sowers.
Funeral service was conducted a t 1:00 p.m. Wednesday from the Elmwood
Chapel of the Day and Carter Mortuary of Bedford. Burial followed in Clover
Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.
WALTER ANDREW SLUSHER
CHRISTIANSBURG-Walter Andrew Slusher, 66, of English Meadow, Christiansburg
passed away Sunday, May 12, 2002 at Richfield Nursing Center. Surviving
are: two sisters, Enith Bernard of Roanoke and Mona Dickerson of Christiansburg;
a brother-in-law, Cecil D. Edwards of Roanoke; seven nieces and nephews
including a special niece, Melody Booker of Salem; several great nieces
Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Pleasant
Valley Church with the Reverend Roy Turpin and Reverend Kenneth Gray officiating.
Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Wood Funeral Home.