Miscellaneous Henry County, Virginia Obituaries - 1999

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Berkley A. Dalton
Berkley A. Dalton, 94, of Rt. 7, Blackberry Road, Bassett, died Wednesday morning Feb. 17, 1999, at the Stanleytown Health Care Center.
Funeral arrangements were pending at Collins Funeral Services, Bassett.

James R. Hailey
James Russell Hailey, 75, of Columbus, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus.
Born Feb. 3, 1924, in Ridgeway, he was the son of the late Henry H. Hailey and Annie Mae Martin Hailey. He also was preceded in death by three sisters, Hattie H. Hairston, Edith H. Dawson and Bernice H. Pulliam; and a stepson.
He was a retired security guard at the Ohio State Penitentiary.
Surviving are his wife, Lillian Hailey of Columbus; three brothers, Henry L. "Billy" Hailey of Martinsville, Willie C. "Boot" Hailey of Ridgeway and Edward N. Hailey of New Rochelle, N.Y.; one sister, Rebecca Hailey Price of Ridgeway; and two step-daughters of Columbus.
The funeral will be at noon Friday at Friendship Baptist Church in Columbus. The wake will be one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
 

Karl E. Hauser Jr.
Karl E. Hauser Jr., 54, of Colonial Heights, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at Retreat Hospital in Richmond.
Surviving are his wife, Faye Clark Hauser, formerly of Martinsville; his parents, Karl and Mildred Hauser Sr. of Colonial Heights; one daughter, Kim Padua of Powhatan; a stepson, Lance C. Merriman of Collinsville; and two grandchildren.
There was a funeral Saturday at E. Alvin Small Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ford presiding. Burial was in Southlawn Memorial Park at Prince George.
Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Rehabilitation Center of the Blind, Volunteer Council, 401 Azalea Ave., Richmond, Va. 23226.
 

John C. Hughes
ROCKY MOUNT -- John Casper Hughes, 64, of Rocky Mount, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hughes of the home; one daughter, Gaye Hughes of Rocky Mount; two sons, John M. Hughes of Martinsville and Floyd Hughes of Rocky Mount; two stepdaughters, Lisa Hill of Eden, N.C., and Lora Pritchett of Edgewood, Md.; two stepsons, Kenneth Stanley of Bassett and Donald Stanley of Boydton; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Baptist Church. The Rev. R.D. Wade will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends a half hour prior to the funeral at the church.
Arrangements are by Stanfield Mortuary Service.
 

Thomas L. Lemons
Thomas L. Lemons, 78, of 6116 Greensboro Road, Ridgeway, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at the home of his son, Lowell T. Lemons, in Ridgeway.
Born April 24, 1920, in Sandy Ridge, he was the son of the late Harry L. Lemons and Mary Lemons.
He was retired from DuPont with 31 years service, and was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Woodman of the World and the Sportsman Lake at Ridgeway.
Surviving are his wife, Estelle B. Lemons of the home; one son, Lowell T. Lemons of Ridgeway; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church. The Rev. Richard Harrison will preside. Burial will be in Buffalo Cemetery at Sandy Ridge, N.C.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Ridgeway.
 

Lena Mae Martin
Lena Mae Gilbert Martin, 76, of Rt. 1, Ford Loop, Stuart, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
A native of Patrick County, she was born July 6, 1922, a daughter of the late Mal Gilbert and Bessie Dalton Gilbert. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Martin; four brothers, Buster, Guy, Harry and Emmitt Gilbert; and two sisters, Iris Corbett and Elva Plaster.
She was retired from Pannill Knitting Co.
Surviving are five sisters, Crystal Gilbert of Martinsville, Wilba Martin of Fieldale, Caroline Bryant of Stuart, Betty White of Birmingham, Ala., and Thelma Fain of Roanoke; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Patrick Memorial Gardens in Stuart. 
The family will meet with friends at Howell Funeral Home prior to going to the gravesite.
 

Millard Morrison Sr.
EDEN, N.C. -- Millard Wallace Morrison Sr., 71, of 215 S. Edgewood Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Morrison was a native of Spray, (now Eden), and was a member and former deacon at Central Christian Church.
He retired from the engineering department at the DuPont Company in Martinsville, Va., after more than 38 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Annie Belle Craig Morrison of the home; one son, Wally Morrison of High Point; one grandson; two brothers, Ralph Morrison of Eden and James R. Morris of Greensboro; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Central Christian Church with burial to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Roxie Bullard
Roxie Bullard, 93, died Friday morning, May 7, at the Blue Ridge Rehab Center, Martinsville.
Hairston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Harry W. Draper
Harry Wooten Draper, 94, of 1010 Hidden Valley Dr., Martinsville, died Thursday, May 6, at his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Norris Funeral Services. 

Mark A. Hale
Mark Anthony Hale, 15, died Wednesday, May 5, in Danville.
He was born July 20, 1983.
Surviving are his father, Coleman Lewis Hale of Danville; his mother, Sandra Hylton Hale of Bassett; two sisters, Angela Marie Hale of Greensboro, N.C., and Sheila Corrie Hale of Bassett; two brothers, Clayton Lewis Hale of Ferrum and Coleman Lee "Buck" Hale of Danville; his paternal grandparents, Cora Mae Quinn Hale of Oak Level and Posie Brown Hale of Ferrum; maternal grandparents, James Hylton of Bassett and Loreen Dillon of Bassett; one nephew; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Church in Ferrum. The Rev. Johnny Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in the Quinn family cemetery at Ferrum.
Arrangements are by Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount. 

Ethel N. Ingold
Ethel Seay Nester Ingold, 76, died Sunday, May 2, at Horn Nursing Home in Wooster, Ohio.
Born Dec. 8, 1922, in Ridgeway, in Henry County, she was the daughter of the late Ben P. Seay and the late Lizzie Oliver Seay.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cain Nester; a brother, Willie Lee Seay; and a sister, Daisy Hopkins.
She was retired from the Rexroth Co. and a member of the American Legion and Eagles auxiliaries.
Surviving are her husband of 11 years, Frank Ingold; three sons, Connie Nester, Bob Nester, and David Roberts, all of Wooster, Ohio; one sister, Mae Hancock of Collinsville; one brother, John Seay of Spencer;a half sister, Annie Turner of Eldercare of Rocky Mount; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home in Wooster.
 

Tyler J. Johnson
Tyler J. Johnson, 79, of Rt. 1, Fieldale, died Wednesday, May 5, at the Veterans Medical Center in Salem.
Born Oct. 27, 1919, in Henry County, he was a son of the late Sonny Johnson and the late Minnie Hairston Johnson.
Johnson served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County prior to falling ill.
He was a member of the American Legion, Homer Dillard Post 78, the Rock Run Ruritan Club and New Bethel Christian Church in Fieldale.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Savannah Martin Johnson; two sisters, Anna Johnson Holt, and Virginia Johnson Brown; and one brother, Stanhope Hairston.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leroy (Deborah) Key of Alexandria and Mrs. Michael (Carolyn) Preston of Martinsville; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Norris (Constance) Martin of Martinsville and Mrs. Herman (Wanda) Green of Fieldale; two stepsons, Eugene Martin and Thomas D. Martin Sr., both of Bassett; five grandchildren; 24 step-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel Christian Church with the Rev. Preston Fulp presiding. Burial will follow in Carver Memorial Gardens.
A wake will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service Saturday at New Bethel Christian Church.
Collins Funeral Services in Bassett is in charge of arrangements.
 

Lucille M. Jones
Lucille Moore Jones, 78, of 706 Forrest St., Martinsville, died Wednesday, May 5, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
Born June 25, 1920, in Stokes County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Johnnie Robertson Moore and the late Lottie Jane Knight Moore.
She retired from Pannill Knitting Co. where she worked for more than 45 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Martinsville.
Surviving are one daughter, Patricia J. Austin of Martinsville; a son, Johnnie L. Jones of Martinsville; five brothers, James R. "Bud" Moore of Stuart, and Thomas J. Moore, Sam W. Moore, Walter J. Moore, and Cuvie E. Moore, all of Madison, N.C.; five sisters, Mary Helen M. Knight, Gracie Ann M. Mabe and Patricia M. James, all of Madison, Pauline M. Jones of Martinsville, and Mattie Rea M. Vernon of Pleasant Garden, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray D. Moore, Wayne A. Moore, and George T. Moore, and two sisters, Jessie Mae M. Dillon, and Aldeen M. Hurd.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Burial Park. Dr. Thomas R. McCann and the Rev. Nancy S. McDaniel will preside.
The family will receive friends at Norris Funeral Services from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and other times at the home of the son, Johnnie Jones, 1524 Kenmar Dr., Martinsville.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 23 Starling Ave., Martinsville, Va., or to a charity of the donor's choice.
 

Mary C. Jones
A memorial service for Mary Claudie Craig Jones, 54, of 17 Parkway Dr., Martinsville, who died May 5, at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home Chapel. Minister Walter Kammerer will officiate. 
The family will receive friends at 1031 Summit Road, Martinsville.
Born Oct. 3, 1944, she was a daughter of the late James William Craig and Stella Hairston Craig.
She had worked in furniture manufacturing.
Surviving are her husband, Clarence N. Jones of the home; two daughters, Cynthia Jones and Cathy Jones, both of the home; three brothers, Jonathan Craig, George Craig and Namon Craig, all of Martinsville; and eight sisters, Gracie Hairston, Dorothy Craig, James Ella Stockton, Vanessa Dillard, Beverly Jamison and and Vicky Craig, all of Martinsville, Priscilla Fountain of Axton and Sandra Craig of Rocky Mount
 

Lena S. Niblett
The funeral for Lena Swanson Niblett, 86, of 16069 Martinsville Highway, Axton, who died May 5 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethel United Way of the Cross Church on Mount Cross Road, Danville. Apostle Joseph H. Adams will officiate. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
A native of Henry County, she was born Jan. 30, 1913, to the late Walter Swanson and the late Mary Finney Swanson. Her husband was the late Clarence E. Niblett.
She was a member of Bethel United Way of the Cross Church and the church Missionary Department.
Surviving are one daughter, Mary N. Hairston of Axton; three sons, Robert L. Niblett of Axton, and Raymond E. Niblett and Dewey W. Niblett, both of Martinsville; one sister, Anna Swanson Niblett of Axton; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
No wake will be held. The family will be at the residence of her daughter, Mary N. Hairston, at 8942 Mountain Valley Road, Axton.
Hairston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Garcie K. Scott
FLOYD -- Garcie Kermit "Froggy" Scott, 93, of Floyd, died on his birthday, Thursday, May 6, at Skyline Manor Nursing Home.
He was preceded in death by two sons, John Garnet Scott Sr. and David Carlton Scott.
Surviving are his wife, Bessie Brogan Scott of Floyd; five sons, Wilford Scott and Bobby Scott, both of Bassett, Dwight Scott of Nashville, Tenn., Danny Scott of Woolwine and Larry Scott of Floyd; two daughters, Janet DeHart and Frances Allen, both of Floyd; two brothers, Clarence "Buck" Scott and Elmo Scott, both of Collinsville; two sisters, Olivia Bryant of Willis and Ola Bowling of Dublin; 27 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Graham Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery in Floyd.
The family will receive friends at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
 

Martha P. Thornton
Martha Powell Thornton, 88, of 4 Kings Way Road, Kings Grant, Martinsville, died Thursday, May 6, at King's Grant.
A native of Stokes County, N.C., she was born Dec. 25, 1910, to the late William W. Powell and Grace Fulp Powell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Thornton; and a brother, Robert W. Powell.
She was a retired employee of DuPont and a member of Town Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are two brothers, Edgar Gray Powell of Walnut Cove, N.C., and James W. Powell of Winston-Salem, N.C., and one sister, Mary P. O'Neal of Danbury, N.C.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Town Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Ray Hollingsworth officiating. Burial will be in the Thornton family cemetery.
Friends will be received at Norris Funeral Services, 1500 Kings Mountain Road, Martinsville, from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to Town Creek Primitive Baptist Church. 

Annie Watkins
Annie Watkins, 76, of 2490 Penn Store Road, Spencer, died Friday morning, May 7, at her home.
Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home will be handling arrangements. 

Ellen B. Blankenship

Ellen C. Barnes Blankenship, 86, formerly of Ridgeway, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at the Blue Ridge Rehab Center in Martinsville.
A Henry County native, she was born Jan. 14, 1913, to the late J.L. Compton and Sally Minter Compton.
She retired from Pannill Knitting Co. and was a member of Community Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerry A. Barnes; her second husband, Riley Blankenship; three brothers, Jimmy, Pete and Logan Compton; and four sisters, Bessie Powell, Nellie Compton, Cassie Nichols and Virgie Warren.
Surviving are two sons, Percy C. Barnes and Kennon C. Barnes, both of Ridgeway; one sister, Ruby Compton Cox of Martinsville; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at McKee-Stone Funeral Services from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, and other times at the home of the son, Percy C. Barnes, 188 Sheffield Road, Ridgeway.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway. Minister Creighton Beatty will officiate.
McKee-Stone Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
 

Jesse W. Edwards

Jesse Webster "Web" Edwards, 88, of 14 Peters St., Martinsville, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
Born June 27, 1911 in Patrick County, he was a son of the late William E. Edwards and Bertie Clark Edwards Martin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Inez Edwards.
Edwards was one of the oldest members of Mount Zion Holy Church where he had served as a deacon, on the finance committee, in the Men's Auxiliary and with the Willing Workers. He also participated in the jail ministry.
He retired from V.M. Draper Manufacturing.
Surviving are two daughters, Teresa Johns and Charlen King, both of Martinsville; one son, Andrew L. Preston of Bardstown, Ky.; two sisters, Roberta Edwards of Philadelphia, Pa., and Mozelle Hill of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Neil Martin of Martinsville and W.C. Martin of Stoneville, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Holy Church with the Rev. James Hagwood officiating. Burial will follow in Carver Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Mount Zion Holy Church a half hour prior to the funeral Sunday and other times at the residence on Peters Street.
Hairston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Dorothy Y. Hairston

Dorothy Younger Hairston, 48, of Ridge Road, Woolwine, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999 at her home.
Born Nov. 9, 1950 in Kyle, W.Va., she was the daughter of Arlene C. Younger of Woolwine and the late Donald Younger.
She had worked at Bassett Chair Co., then at Fieldcrest Mills-linked Wackenhut Security for 10 years. For the past six years, she drove a school bus for the handicapped for the Patrick County School system.
She was a member of West Liberty Christian Church.
Surviving in addition to her mother, are one daughter, Angela Younger of Woolwine; two sisters, Gloria Barbour of Stuart and Mary R. Conner of Woolwine; five brothers, James Younger of Lawrenceville, Ronald Younger of Ridgeway, Dennis Younger of Woolwine, Darryl Younger of Courtland, Va., and William Younger of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and one grandson.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart. The Revs. LeRoy Wimbush and William Hairston will preside. Burial will follow in the Conner family cemetery.
A wake will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Moody Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Dorothy Hairston Cancer Fund, c/o Angela Younger, 452 Ridge Road, Woolwine, Va. 24185.
 

Elmer B. Hundley

Elmer Benjamin Hundley, 65, of 785 Blackberry Road, Bassett, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at his home.
He had recently retired from the Furniture Industries' Chair Plant, where he had worked for a number of years.
Born June 16, 1934 in Henry County, he was a son of the late Lucy Ella Foley Hundley and John Harrison Hundley.
He was a member of Hill Memorial Baptist Church in Koehler.
Surviving are his wife, Lucille Hundley of the home; two sons, Benny Hundley of the Pleasant Grove Community and Terry Hundley of Stuart; five grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Gilbert and Shirley Coleman, both of Bassett; five brothers, Albert Hundley of Bassett, Luther Hundley of Collinsville, Cecil Hundley of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Major Hundley of Sydnorsville and Brooster Hundley of Henry; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Coleman and Earnest Hundley.
The family will receive friends at Hill Memorial Baptist Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and other times at the home of Claude Russell, 170 Lafayette Ave., Villa Heights.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hill Memorial Baptist Church with the Revs. Bob Gillispie and Bobby Rakes officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Burial Park.
Bassett Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
 

Robert J. Johnston

Robert Justice Johnston, 76, of 9640 Chatham Road in Martinsville's Mountain Valley community, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at his home.
He was a World War II Army veteran, and worked at Dupont more than 33 years before retiring. He also was a beekeeper.
He was a member of Valley Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Born May 12, 1923, in the Mountain Valley section of Henry County, he was the son of the late Thomas Johnston and Mattie Fowlkes Johnston. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Callie Finney and Pearl Finney, and two brothers, Noel T. and Andrew Johnston.
Surviving are his wife, Aileen Bryant Johnston of the home; six daughters, Joan J. Nuckols of Callands, Judy J. Garrett of Axton, Brenda J. Deal of Chatham, Martha J. Hatchett of Collinsville, Becky J. Santiago of Tyrone, Ga., and Lisa J. Walker of Danville; two sons, Dennis Johnston and Michael Johnston, both of Martinsville; three sisters, Alice Donovant of Altavista, Eva Reynolds of Sandy Level, and Georgia Prillaman of Martinsville; 12 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Valley Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church. Officiating will be the Revs. Harry Johnston, Haywood Alcorn, Harry Meadow and Jack Coe.
Burial will follow in the Johnston family cemetery in Mountain Valley.
Memorials may be made to the Valley Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 1146 Rives Road, Martinsville, Va. 24112.
Collins Funeral Services in Bassett is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends at Bassett Funeral Services chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
 

Mattie W. Joyce

DANVILLE --Mattie Wright Joyce, 78, of 321 Brentwood Drive, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born July 14, 1921, in Cedar Bluff, she was the daughter of the late Henry Wright and Edna Martin Wright.
She was a member of Keen Street Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Thurman Roscoe Joyce of the home; two daughters, Vickie J. Wheelock of Hope, Mich. and Rhonda L. Joyce of Edinburg; five sisters, Louise W. Farley of Delbarton, W.Va., Ruth W. Rutherford of Matewon, W.Va., Mable W. Maynard of Glen Daniel, W.Va, Margie W. Wyatt of Stuart and Betty W. Thompson of Ridgeway; one brother, Henry M. Wright Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Highland Burial Park with the Rev. Thomas Brown officiating. 
The family will receive friends from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. today at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel and other times at the residence on Brentwood Drive.
 

Mary W. Kirk

Mary Croom Walker Kirk, 89, of 215 Stuart St., Martinsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, in Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. 
She was the widow of William Hailey Kirk Sr.
She was born Nov. 5, 1909, in Maxton, N.C., to the late Dougal Vance Walker and Jeanette McCormick Walker.
For more than 25 years she was a librarian with the Martinsville School system, and she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Martinsville.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Frank Grey (Jane Kirk) LaPrade Jr. of Mount Airy, N.C.; two sons, William Hailey Kirk Jr. of Kernersville, N.C. and James Dugald Kirk of Virginia Beach; one brother, Archiebald Colin Walker of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one sister, Jeanette Walker Cano of Burlington, N.C.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Roselawn Burial Park. The Rev. Nancy S. McDaniel will preside.
The family will receive friends Monday at Norris Funeral Services from 1 p.m. until time to go to the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Music Fund, 23 Starling Ave., Martinsville, Va. 24112, or to the Central United Methodist Church Music Fund, 1909 N. Main St., Mount Airy, N.C. 27030.
Norris Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
 

James H. McPeak Sr.

ECKMAN, W.VA.-- James Howard McPeak Sr., 67, of Eckman, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999.
Born March 19, 1932 in Eckman, he was a son of the late Wayman McPeak and Nancy Rakes McPeak. He was preceded in death by two sons, James "Jimbo" McPeak in 1982 and Jeffrey McPeak in 1995; a granddaughter in 1990; one sister, Lydia Lambert; and four brothers, Mack McPeak, William "Will" McPeak, Isaac "Ike" McPeak and Arthur "Ott" McPeak.
He was a Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of American Legion Post #8 of Welch.
A disabled coal miner, McPeak was a member of the United Mine Workers Association.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Fonda Webb McPeak of the home; three sons Benny Joe McPeak of Eckman, Danny McPeak of Thorpe and Jerry McPeak of the home; three daughters, Dobie Luster and Pam McPeak of Eckman and Tina Godfrey of Maybeury; three sisters, Mrs. Oma (Sue) Buckner of Welch, Mrs. Lester (Cordella) Parks and Jenny McPeak, both of Martinsville, Va.; 13 grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Bennett-Widener Funeral Home in Northfork. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton with military honor by the Sandy River District American Legion Post 175 of Bradshaw.
Pallbearers were William Graham, Randy Graham, Mike McPeak, Eddie Godfrey, Jessie Luster, Tony Luster, Timmy Luster, Benny McPeak Jr. and Jackie Dillon.
 

Melvin J. Parks

HINTON, W.VA. -- Melvin J. Parks, 68, of Hinton Ñ who formerly lived in Princeton and Fostoria, Ohio Ñ died Friday, Sept. 29, 1999, in the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.
Born Sept. 5, 1931 in Eckman, he was a son of the late Melvin Welcome Parks and Susie Ada Ford. Preceding him in death was a sister, Wazenia Gorsky, and three brothers, Alfred, Huey and Harvey Parks.
He retired from General Dynamics in Lima, Ohio.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Della Marie Christian Parks of the home; four sons, Roger Parks of the home, James Parks of Keansburg, N.J., Clayton Parks of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Eugene Parks of Fostoria, Ohio; two brothers, Frank Parks of Fayetteville, W.Va. and Lester Parks of Martinsville, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Everette (Lessie) Jarrett of Maybeury, Mrs. Harne (Elizabeth) Meade of Colburn, Va. and Mrs. Paul (Louise) Mullis of Ridgeway, Va.; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Bennett-Widener Funeral Home chapel in Northfork. The Rev. Johnny Gray will officiate. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.
The family will receive friends at Bennett-Widener Funeral Home from 6 until 9 p.m. Sunday.
 

Victor D. Stanley

Victor Dern Stanley, 36, of Bassett, died Thursday evening, Sept. 30, 1999, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital of injuries received last Saturday in an automobile accident.
He was the son of J.C. and Garthell Stanley of Bassett.
Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

R. Clyde Brown

HILLSVILLE -- A funeral was held at 10 a.m. today at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel in Hillsville for R. Clyde Brown, 86, of Mount Airy, N.C., and formerly of Fieldale, who died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, in the North Hospital of Surry County.
Burial will be in Butcher Valley Cemetery in Rogersville, Tenn. at 2 p.m. today.
Brown is survived by four nieces; two nephews; and a sister-in-law.


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