Miscellaneous Patrick County, Virginia Obituaries
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|GLADYS C. COX
Gladys C. Cox, 92, of Monroe, N.C., died Monday, September 20, 1999, at Monroe Manor Rest Home.
She was born in Sedgewick, Alberta, Canada, on May 26, 1907, and was a daughter of the late Thomas L. and Gertrude Whitting Carmichael. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Cox; and her son, Neil Cox, who died July 18.
She was a school teacher and was an original pioneer to the Province of Alberta, Canada.
Surviving are two sisters; daughter-in-law; four grandsons and one granddaughter and a great-grandson.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Davis Funeral Home chapel in Monroe. A graveside service was held in Stuart.
Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer Association, 3420 Shamrock, Dr., Charlotte, N.C. 28215.
Local arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
LOUISE G. DOVE
Louise Gilbert Dove, 74, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at her home.
She was born November 24, 1924, in Patrick County, and was a daughter of the late James Earnest and Mamie Dalton Gilbert. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Dillard Dove; a daughter, Lisa Gail Dove; three sisters, Grace Witt, Wilba Legg and Pearl Lawless; and six brothers, Turner Gilbert, Hoyt Gilbert, Walter Gilbert, Andrew Gilbert, Ervin Gilbert and Harry Gilbert.
She was a member of Chatham Heights Baptist Church and The Gleaners Sunday school class, and the ladies' auxiliary of the Dyers Store Volunteer Fire Department. She also worked with the American Red Cross at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
Surviving are one daughter, Susan Dove Hampton of Martinsville; one son, Ricky Joe Dove of Martinsville; and three grandchildren.
The funeral was held Saturday at Chatham Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Dove family cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dyers Store Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Louis Redd, 3495 Old Chatham Rd., Martinsville, Va. 24112; or to Chatham Heights Baptist Church, 1235 Chatham Heights, Martinsville, Va. 24112.
Pallbearers were Eddie Gilbert, Thurman Witt, Milford Witt, Glenn Lawson, Mike Dove, Wayne Dove, Gary Dove and Robert Dove.
Arrangements were by McKee-Stone Funeral Services.
NORMAN T. EDWARDS
Norman Taylor Edwards Sr., 77, of Martinsville, died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at his home.
He was born December 21, 1921, in Pittsylvania County, and was a son of the late Daniel Coleman Edwards and the late Beulah Cook Edwards.
He was a veteran of World War II, and was retired from DuPont. He was a member of Calvary Christian Church, the Knights of Pythians, and the Martinsville Bulldog Booster Club.
Surviving are his wife, Eldean Hazelwood Edwards of the home; three sons, Norman Taylor Edwards Jr. of Axton, Nelson Coleman Edwards of Martinsville and James R. Moran of Ridgeway; one brother, Charles Edwards of Danville; a sister, Louise Martin of Danville; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at McKee-Stone Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Eldon Morgan and Dick Hensley. Burial, with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard, was in Big A Church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tommy Wright, Don Hurd, G.B. Franklin, Mike Shifflett, Tom Mitchell, Harold Wells, Husky Hall and Larry Turner.
Memorial contributions may be made to Martinsville Bulldog Booster Club, P.O. Box 3540, Martinsville, Va. 24115.
Local arrangements were by Howell Funeral Home, Stuart.
INA C. GREENWOOD
Ina Cruise Greenwood, 74, of Patrick Springs, died Friday, September 24, 1999, at Patrick Community Hospital in Stuart.
She was born April 12, 1925, in Henry County, and was a daughter of the late Tom and Ada Cruise. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pearly Teaton.
Surviving are her husband, James Irvin Greenwood of the home; five children, Nancy Rakes, Kathy Light, Judy Holt and Patricia Jones, all of Stuart, and Henry Lee Greenwood of Claudville; three sisters, Minnie Young of Bassett, Lessie Lewis of Martinsville and Bessie Martin of Bassett; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Howell Funeral Home chapel in Stuart. The Revs. Gary Combs and Alan Vass officiated. Burial was in Patrick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Benton Moorefield, Joey Light, Darren Light, Terry Amos, Wess Jones, Church Moorefield, Billy Handy and Kenneth Lewis.
RHEBA H. GUNTER
Rheba Mae Haynes Gunter, 80, of Shingle Shop Rd., died Sunday, September 26, 1999, at her home.
A native of Great Falls, S.C., she was a daughter of the late William and Glennie Porter Haynes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Irvin Gunter; her stepmother, Carrie Wren Haynes; a sister, Nina Standall; and three brothers, Duward, Elmo and Leon Haynes.
She was a nurse in Patrick County for over 45 years and was a long-time member of Stuart Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Bill Gunter of the home and John Gunter of Riner; one sister, Dot Jennings of Sumter, S.C.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Tuesday at Patrick Memorial Gardens with Rev. Tony Hall officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1079 Spruce St., Martinsville, Va. 24112.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
DEXTER B. HALL
Dexter Blanton Hall, 70, of Fieldale, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999, in Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
He was born March 18, 1929, in Patrick County, and was a son of the late Aubrey Swanson Hall and the late Ida Hall.
He was a retired security guard at Bassett Furniture Industries and was a member of Collinsville Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Faye H. Hall of the home; one sister, Irene Turman of Burnt Chimney; and two brothers, Winfred M. Hall of Bassett Forks and Alfred L. Hall of Newport News.
Funeral services were held Friday at Bassett Funeral Services chapel. The Rev. Tracy Freeman officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Martinsville.
WILLIAM L. HILL
William Lowell Hill, 79, of Blue Ridge Nursing Center and formerly of Brushy Mountain Rd. in Stuart, died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at Patrick Community Hospital in Stuart.
He was born March 6, 1920, in Powhatan, and was a son of the late James and Ethel Collins Hill. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Moir Hill.
He was a retired farmer and was also retired from J.P. Stevens, Inc.
Surviving are his wife, Mamie Ruth Anderson Hill of his home; one daughter, Patricia Gail Oakley of Stuart; one son, Barry Allan Hill of Stuart; one brother, Brockley Hill of Amelia; and one grandson.
Funeral services were held Friday at Collinstown Presbyterian Church with Dr. Charles Howell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Clarence Mitchell, Darrel Mitchell, Johnnie Dunkley, Stanley Hill, Jimmy Francis and Jerry Francis.
Memorial contributions may be made to CCDF Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, c/o J.S. Love, 567 Collinstown Rd., Stuart, Va. 24171.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
ROYAL B. HUDSON
Royal Bryant (Cadillac) Hudson, 82, of Bassett, died Monday, September 27, 1999, at his home.
He was born July 15, 1917, in Patrick County, and was a son of the late Joe and Flossie Woodall Hudson. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marie Martin; and brothers, John, Joe, Carl and Leonard Hudson.
He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Japan during World War II, and was retired from Frith Construction Co. with 15 years of service.
Hudson was a member of the Oak Level Ruritan Club and Woodmen of the World. He was of the Primitive Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Irene Fulcher Hudson of the home; one daughter, Ann Yale of Bassett; two brothers, Reid Hudson of Rocky Mount and Walter Hudson of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Irene Willis of Martinsville; two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Collins Funeral Chapel with Elder Carl Terry officiating. Burial will be in Henry Memorial Park.
CHANNIE A. LEONARD
Channie A. Leonard, 95, of Salem, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999.
A native of Patrick County, she was a daughter of Lum and Cora Anderson. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Leonard Sr.; and a son, Charles E. Leonard.
She was a librarian for Roanoke County for 25 years.
Surviving are one son, James A. Leonard Jr. of Carefree, Ariz.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were conducted Friday at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem with the Rev. Billy White officiating. Burial was at Sherwood Memorial Park.
BEADIE B. MELTON
Beadie Frances Brim Melton, 78, of Bassett, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at Blue Ridge Rehab Center.
She was born September 2, 1921, in Patrick County, and was a daughter of the late Doc and Nora Martin. She was also preceded in death by four brothers.
She retired from Dominion L.O.F. in Bassett, and was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Surviving are one son, William D. "Jabo" Brim of Bassett; one brother, Grady Martin of Bassett; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Friday at Pleasant View Baptist Church with the Revs. Rick Anderson and Wayne Hannah officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Hudson, Ed Bryant, Tracy Goad, Dennis Walker, Lonnie Stone, W.D. Hudson, Kenny Deal, Grady Ratliff and Robert Stout.
Arrangements were by Bassett Funeral Services.
HARRY A. NEWMAN
Harry Allen Newman, 68, of Reidsville, N.C., died Sunday, September 26, 1999, at his home.
He was a native of Stokes County, N.C., and was a son of the late John D. and Ruth Wall Newman.
Newman was a former school principal in Patrick County, and had retired after working as a salesman for United Elastic and J.P. Stevens. Co. He was an Army veteran.
Surviving are one son, Dennis A. Newman of Greensboro, N.C.; two daughters, Lois DeMars of Greensboro and Ruth Marohn of Salisbury, N.C.; two half brothers, William Joyce of Madison, N.C. and Howard W. Joyce of Greensboro, N.C.; a half sister, Annie Ruth Rhodes of Madison; and five grandchildren.
The funeral was held Tuesday at the Ray Funeral Home chapel in Madison. Burial was in Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Remmsco, 108 N. Main St., Reidsville, N.C. 27320.
This obituary courtesy of Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
BERTHA H. RAMEY
Bertha Mae Hopkins Ramey, 76, of Patrick Springs, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at Patrick Community Hospital in Stuart.
A native of West Virginia, she was born July 19, 1923, and was a daughter of the late Pete David and Martha Ellen Witt Hopkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, John G. Ramey, on March 11, 1994.
She was retired from Bassett-Walker Company and Stanley Furniture Company.
Surviving are five children, David Ramey and Michael Ramey, both of Patrick Springs, Patricia Ramey and Judy Bishop, both of Bassett, and Sue Myers of Collinsville; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home chapel in Stuart. Burial will be in the Adams family cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home.
RUSSELL M. THOMASON
Russell Morton Thomason, 85, of Airway Rd., Spencer, died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
He was born June 18, 1914 in Franklin County, and was a son of the late Henry Floyd and Minnie Stanley Thomason. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Doris Ramsey, Bernice Hair, Elmer Thomason and Ruth Jennell.
He was a World War II veteran. He was employed by Lester Home Center and was a member of VFW Post #78 of Patrick Springs. He was also a member of W.O.W. of Martinsville and the Spencer Ruritan Club.
Surviving are his wife, Lessie Gregory Thomason of the home; two daughters, Carolyn Ruth Worley of Woolwine and Doris M. Shepherd of Spencer; one son, David M. Thomason of Florida; three sisters, Mildred Thompson, Effie Oakley and Louise King, all of Martinsville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home with Minister James Jordan officiating. Burial, with graveside rites by the Martinsville-Henry Honor Guard, was at Roselawn Burial Park
Pallbearers were Jason Perry, John Perry, Stacey Perry, James Worley, Brian Worley and Robert Worley.
EDITH H. VIA
Edith H. Via, 92, of Martinsville, died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
She was born August 8, 1907 and was a daughter of the late Charles Olando and Sallie Milton Padgett Hanby. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Woodson Via; and two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Williams and Mrs. Taft Carter.
She was a graduate of Ferrum College, and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Martinsville. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Eastern Star.
Surviving are three daughters, Ruth Evans of Hickory, N.C., Joyce Anderson of Port Townsend, Wash., and Louise Burch of Fredericksburg; one son, Charles W. Via of Richmond; three sisters, Jessie Key of Martinsville and formerly of Stuart, Mary Lou Elkins and Annie Lee Ferrell, both of Martinsville; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at First United Methodist Church in Martinsville with the Rev. Linda Kusse-Wolfe officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park.
Pallbearers were Taft Carter Jr., Stuart Ferrell, Duke Ferrell, Michael Tuccori, Edwin Via, Clarence Key, Tom Millehan and Paige Holder.
Arrangements were by Norris Funeral Services.
CHRISTMAS P. BILLINGS