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JAMES E. BELTON
James Edgar Belton, 81, of Stuart, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital.
A native of Patrick County, he was born March 17, 1919, and was a son of the late Walter and Vergie Martin Belton. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene S. Belton and George A. Belton.
He was owner of Goad and Belton Oil Company and was a World War II veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Nell Goad Belton of the home; two sons, James E. "Jimmy" Belton Jr. of Stuart and Michael R. Belton of Critz; one daughter, Carol Vernon of Stuart; one brother, Jack Belton of Rockingham, N.C.; six sisters, Mabel Biggs, Evelyn Hazelwood, Lorene Hazelwood and June Cox, all of Stuart, Mary Jane Harris of Spencer and Patricia Tolson of Roanoke; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private.
The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home in Stuart.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Concord United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Louise Tatum, Patrick Springs, Va. 24133; or to the Mary Horner Walker Presbyterian Church General Fund, c/o Cleo George, Ararat, Va. 24053.

STAFFORD C. GUNTER
Stafford Carroll Gunter, 67, of Rocky Mount, died Friday, August 4, 2000, at his home.
A Patrick County native, he was a son of the late Richard and Leilia Collins Gunter.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Surviving are his wife, Emily K. Gunter of the home; one daughter, Vicki Graham of Woodstock, Ga.; one son, Kevin Gunter of Rocky Mount; three sisters, Anna Nichols of Ridgeway, Shirley Custer and Eloise Wade, both of Martinsville; three brothers, Winfred Gunter of Winston-Salem, N.C., Gary Gunter of Stuart and Milton Gunter of Danbury, N.C.; three grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart with the Rev. Bernard Handy officiating. Burial, with full military rites by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard, was in High Point Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Goard, Ralph Tatum, Tee Wade, James Collins, Gary Wade Gunter and Ricky Gunter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the High Point Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 641 S. Mayo Dr., Stuart, Va. 24171.

BEADIE H. KALLAM
Beadie Hughes Kallam, 70, of Ridgeway, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, at her home.
She was born in Patrick County on February 8, 1930, and was a daughter of the late James Patterson Hughes and Ocie Morrison Hughes. She was also preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.
She retired from DuPont after 12 years of service, and lived at Myrtle Beach, S.C., from 1983-1990. She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are her husband, Herman Kallam of the home; one daughter, Sharon Kallam Purcell of the home; three sisters, Crystal Arlene Shelor of Ridgeway, Dorothy Terry of Fairfax and Ruby McGirk of Clearwater, Fla.; and one brother, William B. Hughes of Goldsboro, N.C.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Norris Funeral Services chapel in Martinsville by the Revs. Gus Roberson and Arlene Campbell. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway.
Pallbearers were Tommy Shelor, Terry Shelor, Gary Shelor, Frank Ratliff, E.B. Turner, Howard Kallam, Lester Hughes and Bernard Terry.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 450 Starkey Rd., S.W., Suite 115, Roanoke, Va. 24014.

GLADYS M. LANKFORD
Gladys Irene Martin Lankford, 74, of Blue Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Martinsville, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at the rehab center.
She was born October 3, 1925, in Patrick County and was a daughter of the late Russell L. and Nancy McMillian Martin. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Gary Lankford Sr. and Donald Lankford Jr.
She was a member of the Fort Trial Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Peggy Lankford Wood of Pilot Mountain, N.C., Pam Lankford Loggains of Narrows and Gwen Lankford Duncan of Ridgeway; one brother, Bob Martin of Witchita, Kan.; one sister, Elizabeth Martin of Salem; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Friday at Red Bank Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Patrick County with the Rev. Debbie Hutton officiating.
Pallbearers were Jody Duncan, Tony Boles, Winfred Martin, Bill Martin, Gary Lankford Jr. and Steve Loggains.

GRACE P. PARCELL
Grace Prillaman Parcell, 89, formerly of Martinsville, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, in the Stanleytown Health Care Center.
She was born November 8, 1910, in Franklin County, and was a daughter of the late Samuel William and Berta Young Prillaman. She was preceded in death by three sons, T. Winfred Parcell, Barry S. Parcell and Verne Parcell.
She was a charter member of Trinity Friends Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Blandean P. Akers of Bassett and Travis P. Cox of Martinsville; two sons, Rudy Parcell of Asheville, N.C., and John B. Parcell of Collinsville; one sister, Emma Foley of Critz; two brothers, Eddie Prillaman of Fork Mountain and Talmage Prillaman of Martinsville; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Trinity Friends Church. Pastor Tim Satterfield and the Rev. James Alsop officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Martinsville.
Pallbearers were Tim Cox, Jeff Cox, Mike Cox, Mark Cox, Manly Boyd, Clive Pearson and Del. Ward L. Armstrong.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International, East Camp, Martinsville, Va. 24112.
Arrangements were by Collins Funeral Services, Bassett.

ALMA T. PARKER
Alma Turner Parker, 94, of Roanoke, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell M. Parker.
She was retired from the Veterans Administration Center in Salem and was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are one sister, Cora T. Coffman of Chesapeake; eight nephews and 11 nieces; and many grandnephews, grandnieces and great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Oakey's South Chapel in Roanoke with the Rev. David A. Kirk officiating. Burial was in the Jeremiah Turner cemetery in Patrick County.

JOHN R. RICHARDSON
John R. Richardson, 50, of Bassett, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at his home.
He was born December 26, 1949, in Henry County, and was a son of Ellen Lavinder Richardson of Bassett and the late Jack H. Richardson Sr., who died September 16, 1997.
He was a former construction worker and Public Service Authority employee.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Janice Richardson of the home; two daughters, Jennifer Renee Jones of Richmond and Katherine Hope Conner of Snow Creek; one stepdaughter, Tammy Collins of Thomasville, N.C.; one stepson, David Thompson Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Janice Scott of Trinity, N.C., and Virginia Bussey of Rocky Mount; two brothers, Harold Richardson Jr. of Stuart and Jerry Richardson of Reidsville, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Friday at the People's Church of the Living God by the Rev. Dwayne Pruitt. Burial was in the Mount Hermon Church of the Brethren cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dennis Sigmon, Wallace Brown, Dennis Pruitt, David Ayers, Coy Gilley and Robert Pigg.
Arrangements were by Bassett Funeral Services.

EUNICE R. SCOTT
Eunice Rogers Scott, 84, of Archies Creek Rd., Claudville, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Central Continuing Care in Mount Airy, N.C.
She was born in Patrick County on August 16, 1915, and was a daughter of the late Bob and Myra Palmer Rogers. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Scott Jones; a son, Carl Alvis Scott; five sisters, Maggie White, Annie Reynolds, Lucy Anderson, Ada McKnight and Hester Rogers; and three brothers, Claude Rogers, Lester Rogers and Cecil Rogers.
She was retired from Spencer's, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Mountain View Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving are her husband, Rev. Carl Scott of the home; two daughters, Cornelia Puckett of Ararat and Kay Pack of Claudville; two sisters, Nellie Epperson of Ararat and Wavey Nester of Hopewell; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Friday at Mountain View Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Revs. Tommy Smith and Harold Cox officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy.

JAMES D. BARROW
James David Barrow, 51, of Pleasant View Drive, Patrick Springs, died Wednesday, September 27, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
A native of Henry County, he was born March 5, 1949, a son of the late Forest Spencer Barrow and the late Mazie Odell Barrow.
He was employed at Winn Dixie of Ridgeway.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy Bowles Barrow of the home; two children, Jason Barrow of Orlando, Fla., and Katherine Barrow Neddenriep of Nevada; three brothers, Thomas C. Barrow, George R. "Dickie" Barrow and F. Spencer Barrow, all of Martinsville; three sisters, Anne Martin of Spencer and Malinda Holley and Katherine "Kitty" Clifton, both of Martinsville.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Pleasant View Baptist Church. The Revs. Rick Anderson, Amos C. Turner and Wayne Hannah officiated. Burial was in the Adams family cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Woods, Leon Cannady, Mike Newman, Robert Joyce, Ryndal Perkins and Jerry Taylor.
Arrangements were by Howell Funeral Home.

ROSA P. BRADFORD
Rosa Dalton Puckett Bradford, 85, of Stuart, died Wednesday, September 27, 2000, at the Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart.
A native of Patrick County, she was born December 8, 1914, and was a daughter of the late Irving and Belle Light Dalton. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George W. Puckett, who died in 1968; her second husband, William T. Bradford, who died in 1989; a son, Elder Alvin Puckett, who died in 1988; two grandsons, Dennis and Ricky Puckett; and a great-granddaughter, Brindie Hazelwood.
She retired from United Elastic.
Surviving are two sons, Glenn E. Puckett and his wife, Lorna, of Stuart and George Lee "Rabbit" Puckett and his wife, Margaret, of Martinsville; four daughters, Mrs. Early (Dottie Jean) Hopkins of Lexington, N.C.; Mrs. Jim (Arlene) Schwalback of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Mavin (Crystal) Harris of Woolwine, Mrs. John (Betty) Jarrell of Orlando; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jane Puckett Jenks of Meadows of Dan; two stepchildren, Tom Bradford and Ima Ellison, both of Florida; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at Old Bell Spur Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Edward Bowman and Rev. James Churchwell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dwayne Puckett, Eddie Puckett, Tommy Harris, Tracy Harris, Tommy Harris, Tom Bradford, William Hopkins and Jeremiah Gardner.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Community Fellowship Church, c/o Rev. Jim Churchwell, P.O. Box 927, Stuart, Va. 24171.
Arrangements were by Howell Funeral Home in Stuart.

BERTIE A. HAROLD
Bertie Mae Ayers Harold, 67, of Orchard View Drive, Ararat, died Sunday, October 1, 2000, at her home.
She was born May 8, 1933 in Carroll County, and was a daughter of the late Edgar and Frances Gwynn Ayers. She was also preceded in death by a brother, George Ayers.
She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband, Myron Cardward "M.C." Harold of the home; one daughter, Dorothy Easter of Mount Airy, N.C.; one son, Jimmy Collins Harold of Ararat; two sisters, Viola Jones and Jane Caudle, both of Mount Airy; two brothers, Merritt Ayers and Julius Ayers, both of Rural Hall, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home chapel in Mount Airy. The Rev. Rayton Puckett will officiate. Burial will in Skyline Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Northern Hospice of Cana, P.O. Box 9, Cana, Va. 24317.

MAYNARD C. HAYNES
Maynard Charlie Haynes, 59, of Fish Pond Drive, Stuart, died Thursday, September 28, 2000, at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born on July 30, 1941, in Patrick County, and was a son of the late Charlie Marshall Haynes and the late Esprie Lawson Haynes. He was preceded in death by a brother, Nelson Haynes.
He had worked for Fieldcrest Mills in Fieldale.
Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Hylton Haynes of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Shelor) Solomon of Daizell, S.C.; one brother, Calvin Haynes of Stuart; two sisters, Winifred Mangrum of Stuart and Judy Martz of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Saturday at the Lawson family cemetery. The Rev. David Rife officiated.
Pallbearers were Bobby Mangrum, Billy Mangrum, Tony Owens, Edd Lawson, Danny Mangrum, Ronnie Lawson, Marty Martin and Randy Largen.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.

CLINTON R. SPENCER
Clinton Randolph (Fuzz) Spencer, 63, of Ferrum, died Monday, October 2, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
He was born on June 19, 1937 in Henry County, a son of the late Johnson Abram and Lessie Hudson Spencer.
He was superintendent of the finishing room at Bassett Mirror Company, with 30 years of service.
Spencer was a charter member of Christian Faith Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, song leader and Sunday school superintendent.
Surviving are his wife, Patsy Via Spencer of the home; two sons, Gregory Spencer and Teddy R. Spencer, both of Ferrum; two sisters, Frances Hodges and Jackie Coleman, both of Bassett; four brothers, Curtis Spencer of Ferrum, J.B. Spencer of Bassett, Roger Spencer of Collinsville and David Lee Spencer of Martinsville; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Christian Faith Baptist Church, Union Bridge Rd., Ferrum. Pastor Lawrence Snead will officiate. Burial will be in the Via family cemetery, Union Bridge Rd., Ferrum.
Arrangements are by Collins Funeral Services in Bassett.

JOHN H. YEATTS
John Hassell Yeatts, 84, of Prattville, Ala., and formerly of Patrick County, died Saturday, September 30, 2000, at a hospital in Montgomery, Ala.
He was recently preceded in death by a sister, Vera Stanley.
He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II. He was a published author who wrote about mountain lore.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Christian Yeatts of Prattville; two sisters, Laura King of Madison, Wisc., and Ilene Horton of Dublin; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mayberry Presbyterian Church. The Revs. Henry Horton and Robert Childress will officiate. Burial will follow in the Yeatts family cemetery.
Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is in charge of local arrangements.

JAMES T. ANDERSON II
James Thomas "J.T." Anderson II, 55, of Charity Highway in Woolwine, died Saturday, November 11, 2000, at his home.
He was born December 28, 1944 in Norfolk, to the late James Thomas and Margaret Manry Anderson.
He was an original member of the beach music band "Bill Deal and the Rhondels." He was employed by Rakescroft Farms as a welder and fabricator.
Surviving are his wife, Dorlene M. Anderson of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cheryl A. and husband Shawn A. Foley of Bassett, and Christine L. Anderson of Woolwine; one son, Jason Thomas Anderson of Woolwine; grandsons, Steele Ashley Foley of Bassett and Jonathon Travis Anderson of Woolwine; three sisters, Debbie Mellilo of Woolwine, Sandra Lansing of Fairfax and Donna Anderson of Richmond.
A graveside service was conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Anderson-Mauldin family cemetery in Woolwine by the Rev. Mike Montgomery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Smith River Rescue Squad.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.

MARY A. BEASLEY
Mary Alice Beasley, 81, of Stuart, died Friday, November 10, 2000, at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital.
She was born on February 8, 1919 in Patrick County and was a daughter of the late Kitt and Dillie Overby Dalton. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, George Clinton Handy, Simon Thomas Bowman and Hughes Clark "Dynamite" Beasley; two sons, including an infant and Simon Amos Bowman; four sisters and three brothers.
Surviving are four daughters, Vera Golden and Dot Pigg, both of Mount Airy, N.C., Carol Stevens of Ararat and Marie Wright of Mount Airy; two sons, James Glenn Handy of Ridgeway and Charlie Bowman of Claudville; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart. The Revs. Bill Spurlin and Woodrow Flippen officiated. Burial was in State Line Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brian Stevens, Stevie Golden, Darrell Bowman, Mike Bowman, Jeffrey Wright, Greg Flippen, Tommy Slate and Grayson Montgomery.

ROSA W. COLLINS
Rosa Ann Wigington Collins, 92, of Graham, N.C., died Sunday, November 12, 2000, at Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Alamance in Graham, following 10 years of failing health.
A Patrick County native, she was a daughter of the late William Gibbins Shough and the late Sallie Lou Martin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Randolph Jefferson Wigington; four sisters, four brothers and five children.
She was a housewife and was a member of McLeansville Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Randolph Hughes Wigington of Burlington, N.C., William Ray Wigington of Stoneville, N.C., and Leonard Mason Wigington of Burlington; four daughters, Hazel Overman of Ramseur, N.C., Nancy Skenes of Burlington, Marie Carden of Graham and Linda Baize of Burlington; two sisters, Nannie Bowles of Mayodan, N.C., and Ada W. Wetmore of Reidsville, N.C.; 48 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Cornerstone Baptist Church. The Revs. Bill Skenes and Don Clement will officiate. Burial will be in the Wigington family cemetery in Patrick County.
Arrangements are by McClure Funeral Service, Inc. in Graham. This obituary courtesy of Howell Funeral Home in Stuart.

BOBBY R. COX
Bobby Roger Cox Sr., 66, of Mount Airy, N.C., died Saturday, November 11, 2000.
He was born in Patrick County on September 13, 1934, and was a son of the late William Cornelius and Geneva Anderson Cox. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Cox.
He was employed by Pike Electric Inc. for 32 years and was a part-time employee of L.C. Transportation.
Surviving are his wife, Faye Smith Cox of the home; three sons, Steven Wayne Cox of Winston-Salem, N.C., Jeffrey Cox and Roger Cox, both of Mount Airy; two sisters, Hilda Mertinko of Rockville, Md., and Cleo Mitchell of Claudville; three brothers, Pete Cox of Stuart, Bud Cox of Claudville and Ray Cox of Mount Airy; and three grandchildren.
A graveside service was conducted Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery by the Rev. Garland Hall.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy.

HESTER L. FAIN
Hester Virginia Lawson Fain, 76, of Stuart, died Saturday, November 11, 2000, at her home.
She was born on March 30, 1924 in Patrick County, and was a daughter of the late Novis and Nettie Thompson Lawson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Neal Fain; two brothers, Nash and Erb Lawson; and a half sister, Freda Stowe.
Surviving are two brothers, Murry Lawson of White Wood and Ernest Lawson of Stuart; one sister, Evelyn L. Underwood of Roanoke; and many other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at Moody Funeral Home chapel by the Revs. J.R. Shelton and Benny Bowman. Burial was in the Wayside Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David Hubbard, Randy Lawson, Ralph Lawson, Bruce Trent, Sammy Fain and Freddie Lee Hiatt.

BOBBY J. HYLTON
Bobby Joe Hylton, 49, of Roanoke and formerly of Patrick County, died Friday, November 3, 2000, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Mount Airy, N.C., and was a son of Joanna Mae Clark Hunt of Stuart and the late James B. Hylton. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Steve Hylton
He had been a supervisor for special services for Carillion-Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are one daughter, Aleshia Hylton; two sons, Jason and Daniel Hylton, both of Roanoke; and four sisters, Virginia Carlene Floyd of Columbus, Oh., Willie Mae Phillips of Greensboro, N.C., Janie Holmes of Martinsville and Shirley Hunt of Stuart.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

ELBERT C. PUCKETT
Elbert Clayton Puckett, 71, of Marigold Rd., Spencer, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Ward Puckett of the home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Norris Funeral Services.

JAMES H. BELCHER
James Henry Belcher, 63, of Bassett, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
A Floyd County native, he was born August 31, 1937, and was a son of the late Cleveland and Lucinda Boyd Belcher. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Olen Belcher, Robert Belcher, Johnny Belcher and Curtis Belcher; and two sisters, Grace Taylor and Vergie Belcher.
He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and worked as a sawmill lumber grader.
Surviving are one sister, Iva Jane Hubbard of Meadows of Dan, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Parkway Church of the Brethren in Meadows of Dan. The Rev. Danny Gilley will officiate. Burial, with military honors by the Hillsville Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be in Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church cemetery in Meadows of Dan.
Arrangements are by Bassett Funeral Services.

MARION V. BOYD
Marion Theresa Vauiso Boyd, 72, of Ararat Hwy., Ararat, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, at Northern Hospital of Surry County, Mount Airy, N.C.
She was born in New Haven, Conn., on May 31, 1928, and was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Vauiso.
She was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.
Surviving are her husband, Clarence Boyd of the home; two sons, George Boyd of Ararat and Robert Boyd of Jackson Heights, N.Y.; two brothers, Nicholas Vauiso of Branford, Conn., and Joe Vauiso of West Haven, Conn.; and two grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted Wednesday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Mount Airy by Harry Schrantz. Burial was in the Boyd family cemetery.

THELMA S. DODSON
Thelma Stone Dodson, 71, of Fieldale, died Sunday, November 26, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
She was born June 27, 1929, in Henry County, and was a daughter of the late Perry and Majie Odell Stone. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Norman Dodson, in 1991; and a son, Norman E. Dodson Jr.
She retired from Fieldcrest Mills after 25 years of service and was a member of Fieldale United Methodist Church.
Surviving are one son, Allen Neal Dodson of Patrick Springs; four brothers, Hampton Stone, Elder Clarence Stone, Ralph Stone and Lewis Stone; all of Bassett; and one grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Fieldale United Methodist Church by the Rev. Russell Cheatham and Elder Leonard Brammer. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Church of the Brethren cemetery.
Arrangements are by Collins Funeral Services in Bassett.

CLARA H. FREEMAN
Clara Lee Harbour Freeman, 92, of Five Forks Rd., Stuart, died Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital.
A Patrick County native, she was born April 25, 1908, to the late George and Jo Ann Adams Harbour. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Lee Freeman; an infant son; two brothers, Grady Harbour and Sam Harbour; and a sister, Mattie Stone.
She had been a member of Liberty Primitive Baptist Church since 1940, and served as a clerk for the church for 32 years. She received a teacher's certificate from Radford College, and taught school for several years.
She had also worked at Pannill Knitting, Bassett-Walker Industries and Blue Ridge Nursing Center.
She is survived by one daughter, Iris F. Puckett of Stuart.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home chapel. Elders John Wingfield and Vernice Joyce will officiate. Burial will be in Patrick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight (Wednesday) from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Primitive Baptist Church, 1131 Five Forks Rd., Stuart, Va. 24171.

JAMES D. HARPER SR.
James Davis Harper Sr., 48, of Fieldale, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
He was born in Bedford on February 7, 1952 and was a son of the late Emmett and Rosie Eggleston Harper.
He was of the Holiness faith.
Surviving are his wife, Diane Harper of the home; one daughter, Valerie Nicole Harper of Collinsville; one son, James Davis Harper Jr. of the home; three sisters, Rebecca W. Harper of Fieldale, and Rosie C. Pace and Rachel Ann Redd, both of Martinsville; three brothers, Robert Nathaniel Harper of Stuart, William Dwight Harper of Fieldale and Raymond Arthur Harper of Martinsville; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted Friday at St. James Holiness Church by Bishop L.B. Simmons and Elder Bobby Agnew. Burial was in the Harper family cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charles Harper, Torrance Redd, Lewis Hairston, Roger Wade Jr., Calvin Harper and Taiwan Harper.
Honorary pallbearers were Muriel Giles, Kathy Tatum, Ruby Calloway, Pamela Howard, Vernetta Harper, Melissa Harper, Kavanda Martin and Di-Nesha Martin.
Arrangements were by Bassett Funeral Services.

DANIEL G. JOYCE
Daniel Green Joyce, 82, of Snow Creek and recently of Blacksburg, died Sunday, November 26, 2000, at his home.
He was born April 11, 1918, in Bassett, and was a son of the late James Fred and Nannie Lelia Joyce. He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Camden Joyce.
He attended Bridgewater College and enlisted in the Army Air Corps at the beginning of World War II. After earning a commission, he was stationed in North Africa and flew 50 missions as a B-17 navigator over southern Europe.
He attended T.C. Williams Law School at the University of Richmond after the war and began a legal practice in Cumberland. He was recalled to active duty at the beginning of the Korean conflict and flew air transport evacuation missions.
Joyce retired from the Air Force with the rank of colonel after 31 years of service. He continued as a military legal career as a staff judge advocate and served as a member of the bar for several federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court.
He also served on several Lutheran church finance committees and Boy Scout advisory committees.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Carlene Ingram Joyce of the home; one son, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel G. Joyce Jr. of Blacksburg; one daughter, Rebecca Harben of Springfield; one sister, Mable Via of Fieldale; three brothers, Joe Joyce of Catawba, David Joyce of Henry and Norman Joyce of Stuart; three granddaughters and two grandsons.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Norris Funeral Services chapel by the Rev. Jimmy Bruce. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Snow Creek Rescue Squad, 7049 Snow Creek Rd., Penhook, Va. 24137.

ELEANOR H. KEITH
Eleanor Eveleen Hylton Keith, 77, of Meadows of Dan, died Monday, November 20, 2000, at Twin County Hospital in Galax.
She was born on February 5, 1923, and was a daughter of the late John William and Allie Minnie McAlexander Hylton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Waitman Keith; two sons, Glenn Keith and Calvin Keith; three brothers, George Hylton, Walker Washington "Whitey" Hylton and James Acey Hylton; and a sister, Bertha Hylton.
Surviving are five sons, Carl Keith of Hillsville, David Keith of Laurel Fork, and Danny Ray Keith, Nelson Reed Keith and Tony Lester Keith, all of Meadows of Dan; four daughters, Brenda Webb of Fancy Gap, Allie Webb of Meadows of Dan, Linda Spence of Woodlawn and Rose Turner of Meadows of Dan; two brothers, Walter Hylton of Meadows of Dan and Doris Hylton of Willis; four sisters, Kathleen Mabery of Willis, Ethel Hooper of Ridgeway, Beulah Spencer of Fieldale and Anne Pack of Collinsville; two sisters-in-law; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at Green Mountain Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathan Montgomery officiating. Burial was in the Shelor family cemetery.
Pallbearers were Travis Keith, Darrell Keith, Kevin Webb, Kendall Webb, Andrew Webb, Brian Keith and Joshua Keith.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.

OLIVE C. LAWRENCE
Olive Clement Lawrence, 76, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at her home.
She was born January 9, 1924, in Ararat, and was a daughter of the late Charlie W. and Nancy Mathews Clement. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. (R.D.) Lawrence.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda Smith of Danville; one son, Robert Michael Lawrence of Martinsville; one brother, Charles Clement of Ararat; two sisters, Ethel Minter of Martinsville and Betty Sue Joyce of Johnson City, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home. Pastor Ross Range Sr. officiated. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park.

KATHERINE I. MARTIN
Katherine Irene Martin, 49, of Bassett, died Monday, November 20, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born January 22, 1951, and was a daughter of the late Virginia F. and Jessie H. Toler. She attended Free Worship Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, "Tom" Randolph Martin Jr. of the home; one daughter, Renee Quinn of Ridgeway; two stepdaughters, Pansy Young and Wendy Laftery, both of Bassett; one son, Tom Quinn of Patrick Springs; one stepson, Chris R. Martin of Bassett; two brothers, Ronnie Ferguson and Donnie Ferguson, both of Patrick Springs; and seven stepgrandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday at Bassett Funeral Services chapel. The Rev. Leonard Hall officiated. Burial was in the Martin family cemetery in Patrick Springs.

LEONARD J. MITCHELL
Leonard J. Mitchell, 77, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. A Patrick County native, he was born September 23, 1923, and was a son of the late Rufus and Emma Pryer Mitchell. He retired as assistant foreman after 40 years of service with American Furniture. Surviving are his wife, Doris Grace Mitchell of the home; one daughter, Linda Faye Mitchell of Ridgeway; two sons, Z.A. Mitchell of Horsepasture and David Leonard Mitchell of Fayetteville, N.C.; one sister, Jean Mitchell of Stuart; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at Bassett Funeral Services chapel. Dr. Joey McNeil and the Rev. Delmar Scotten officiated. Burial was in Henry Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Kenneth Choate, George Mitchell, Jay Mitchell, Ricky Meadows, Lloyd Mitchell, Bob Farris, Clarence Eldridge, Gary Eldridge and Brian Smith.

HORACE A. QUESINBERRY SR.
Horace "Arles" Quesinberry Sr., 75, of Portsmouth, died October 18, 2000, at a Portsmouth hospital. A native of Meadows of Dan, he was a retired carpenter of Carpenters Local No. 613. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Surviving are his wife, LaDean Quesinberry; four daughters, June Kelly of Meadows of Dan, Frances Conroy of Suffolk, Melissa Thurston of Laurel, Md., and Laura Vick of Portsmouth; one son, Horace A. Quesinberry Jr. of Portsmouth; and five grandchildren. The funeral was held October 21 at Sturtevant Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Chesapeake.

MARY M. TAYLOR
Mary Lee Mills Taylor, 86, of Pilot Mountain, N.C., died Friday, November 24, 2000, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. She was born June 17, 1914 in Patrick County, and was a daughter of the late James William and Mary Waller Mills. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin B. Taylor; one sister, Ruby Mills Johnson and two brothers, William H. Mills and Edward Mills. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. A former resident of Appomattox, she retired after teaching at Appomattox High School. She also taught in the Surry County, N.C., and Patrick County school systems. Surviving are three sisters, Lena Mills Cook of Mount Airy, N.C., Hope Mills Bateman of Pilot Mountain and Alice Mills Johnson of Mount Airy; one brother, Jack M. Mills of Columbia, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday at Hebron Baptist Church in Appomattox by the Rev. Mitch Luckie. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Patrick Henry Boys Home, Rt. 2, Box 125, Brookneal, Va. 24528. Arrangements were by Howell Funeral Service, Inc. of Mount Airy.

MELVA L. THOMPSON
Melva Lillian Lambert Thompson, 70, of Ridgeway, died Sunday, November 26, 2000, at her home. She was born June 10, 1930 in Lovern, W.Va., and was a daughter of the late Hazel and Bastain Lambert. She was also preceded in death by her son, Larry Thompson, and a brother, Garland Lambert. She was a member of Green Springs Baptist Church in Lovern. Surviving are her husband, Bobby Ray Thompson of the home; two daughters, Joan Pritt of Beckley, W.Va., and Terri Basconi of Martinsville; two sons, Harry Thompson of Patrick Springs and Gary Wayne Thompson of Ridgeway; two sisters, Lorraine Lovern of Chesapeake, Oh., and Janice Caryl of Flint, Mich.; two brothers, Marlin Lambert and Arlen Lambert, both of Princeton, W.Va., nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. at Collins Funeral Services chapel. The Rev. J.D. Harmon will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway.

ALBERT E. TRUMAN
Albert Eldridge Truman, 70, of Bassett, died Sunday, November 26, 2000, at his home.
He was born August 10, 1930 in Roanoke County and was a son of the late Albert Edward and Lucy Ellen Sink Truman. He was preceded in death by his son, Eldridge Cecil Truman, and a sister, Kathleen St. Clair. He was a member of Accord Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Martha Waid Truman of the home; one daughter, Carol T. Helms of Bassett; three sons, Donald Truman of Bassett, Mark Truman of Henry, Timmy Truman of Bassett; one sister, Joyce Ann Waid of Rocky Mount; one brother, William S. Truman of Wirtz; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Collins Funeral Services chapel by the Rev. Phillip Woods. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.

JAMES W. VIPPERMAN
James WIlliam Vipperman, 65, of Dan Valley Farm Rd., Claudville, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at his home. He was born December 21, 1934 in Patrick County, and was a son of the late Elzie and Hallie Puckett Vipperman. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Vipperman. Surviving are two nephews, including David Vipperman of Claudville, and one niece. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart by the Rev. Franklin Beck. Burial was in the Hooker family cemetery in Vesta.

JIMMY L. WILLARD
Jimmy Lee Willard, 62, of Lawsonville, N.C., died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at North Carolina Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. A Patrick County native, he was born February 10, 1938, and was a son of the late Henry Willard and Nellie Willard of Lawsonville, N.C. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Westfield, N.C. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Patsy Lawson Willard of the home; three sons, Jimmy Lee Willard Jr. of Stuart, Jerry Dean Willard of Sandy Ridge, N.C., and Jeff Alan Willard of Casar, N.C.; six sisters, Gladys Crissman, Myrtle Beasley, Polly Bullins, Cleo Gilley, Juanita Fulk and Janette Willard, all of Lawsonville; two brothers, R.W. Willard of Winston-Salem and Willie Willard of Walnut Cove, N.C.; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart by Pastor Tommy Nichols and Brothers Darrell Boles and Joe Beck. Burial was in Aaron's Corner Primitive Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers were Jamie Willard, Mike Bullins, Don Gilley, Rocky Moore, Wayne Moore, Jim Lawson, Barry Dodson and Marty Fulp.


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