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CHARLIE R. JEFFERSON
Charlie Reid Jefferson, 79, of Westfield, N.C., died Tuesday, August 7, 2001, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born December 16, 1921 in Stokes County, N.C., to the late James William and Nancy Jane Slate Jefferson. He was preceded in death by an infant son; three sisters, Hattie Shelor, Lillie Jefferson and Mary Creasey; and six brothers, Walter, Lee, Edgar, Jack, John and Andrew Jefferson.
He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was retired from J.P. Stevens and for 16 years was the owner/operator of Jefferson's Grocery.
Jefferson was a member of Collinstown Presbyterian Church and was a member of Pilot VFW Post 9436.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Ruth Collins Jefferson of the home; one daughter, Bonnie Williams of Westfield; two sisters, Bessie Simmons of Mount Airy, N.C. and Ruth Holt of Stuart; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Collinstown Presbyterian Church. Dr. Charles Howell and the Rev. Rickey Rogers will officiate. Burial, with full military honors by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard Post 2019 of Mount Airy and Post 9436 of Pilot Mountain, N.C., will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight (Wednesday) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cox Needham Funeral Home in Pilot Mountain.
Memorial contributions may be made to Collinstown Presbyterian Church, c/o Ann Jones, 1889 Puckett Road, Westfield, N.C. 27053.
This obituary courtesy of Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.

PAULINE F. HAZELWOOD
Pauline Foley Hazelwood, 74, of Martinsville and formerly of Stanleytown, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Blue Ridge Rehab Center in Martinsville.
She was born August 10, 1926 in Henry County to the late Cleve and Lonie Pilson Foley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John T. Hazelwood; four brothers, Robert Foley, Ray Foley, Paul Foley and Marshall Foley.
She was retired from Stanley Furniture with 30 years of service and was a member of Day Star Ministries Church for over 30 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Foley of Spencer and Brenda Bower of Bassett; two sons, Ralph Hazelwood of Stanleytown and Earl Hazelwood of South Boston; two sisters, Hazel Hall of Bassett and Mildred Evans of Ridgeway; two brothers, Thelmer Foley of Newton, N.C. and Eugene Foley of Stuart; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday at Day Star Ministries Church by the Rev. Sammy Caldwell. Burial was in Henry Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Tony Hazelwood, Michael Hazelwood, Richard Foley, Jeffery Foley, Andrew Clark, Roger Hall, Steve Hall and Steve Ray.
Memorial contributions may be made to Day Star Ministries Building Fund or Bassett Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 510, Bassett, Va. 24053.
Arrangements were by Collins Funeral Chapel in Bassett.

CLEO C. LIGHT
Cleo Carman Light, 72, of Willis, died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Patrick County on February 15, 1929 to the late William Madison and Mary Irene Smith Light. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Waymon Light, and three sisters, Cordie Terry, Tillie Bowman and Lina Marshall.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and had retired as a mechanic after 24 years of service with Riddle Olds-Cadillac.
Surviving are his wife, Claudia Boyd Light of the home; one son, Gary Light of Spencer; one brother, Laz Light of Meadows of Dan; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart by the Rev. Clarence Marshall. Burial, with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard, will be in the Light family cemetery.
The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

JENNIFER P. MALIK
Jennifer Ann Penn Malik, 40, of Stamford, Ct., and formerly of Patrick County, died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at her home in Connecticut.
She was born September 25, 1960 in Stokes County, N.C., and was a daughter of the late Dearmster Penn and Barbara Hagwood Penn. She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandfathers, John Hagwood and Sherman Hagwood; her maternal grandmother, Thorna Huff; her paternal grandfather, Bonnie Penn; and her paternal grandmother, Viola Penn.
Sue was a graduate of Patrick County High School and attended Elon College. She attended Mt. Nebo Holiness Church and was employed as a computer consultant with Computer Generated Solutions in Connecticut.
Surviving are her husband, Shabbir Malik of Connecticut; her parents, Julius Alexander and Barbara Jean Hagwood Reynolds of Stuart; two brothers, Anthony Ray Penn and Sean Alexander Reynolds, both of Stuart; her maternal grandmother, Hattie Hagwood of Stuart; paternal grandparents, Bishop James and Sister Rosie Reynolds of Critz; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Howell Funeral Home chapel in Stuart by the Rev. Roger Hagwood. Burial will be in the Penn family cemetery in Spencer.
The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service.

CATHERINE B. SHUMATE
Catherine Brown Shumate, 90, of King's Grant Retirement Community, died Thursday, August 2, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
She was born August 23, 1910 in the Fayerdale section of Patrick County and was a daughter of the late Horace and Minnie Hooker Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, "Wes" Shumate.
A graduate of Martinsville High School, she was a charter member of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church. She was a member of United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Surviving are one son, Starling "Wes" Shumate II, and twin granddaughters, all of Basking Ridge, N.J.
A memorial service was held Sunday at King's Grant Victory Chapel. The Revs. Jonathan Carroll and Suzanne Martin officiated. A graveside service was held at Roselawn Burial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the King's Grant Fellowship Fund, 100 Sunnyside Drive, Suite A, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801-8438 or Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 725 Beechnut Lane, Martinsville, Va. 24112.

DAVID O. SMITH
David Olin Smith, 51, of Danbury, N.C., died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at his home, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born March 31, 1950 and was a son of Mary Sisk Smith of Danbury and the late James Roy Smith.
After graduating from North Stokes High School in 1970, he served in the U.S. Army for 18 months. He worked at DD Bean and Sons in Winston-Salem, N.C., until the company closed in 1977, and was later employed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
He was a member of the Lawsonville Fire Department.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, of the home; a stepdaughter, Kristy Preston of King, N.C.; one sister, Kathy Burton Conner of Stuart; one brother, J.D. Smith of Mayodan, N.C.; three nieces and a great-nephew.
The funeral was held Thursday at Poplar Springs Church of Christ in King. the Revs. Ralph Sproles and Don Wallace officiated. A private graveside service was held Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1900 S. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103; Hospice of Stokes County, P.O. Box 10, Danbury, N.C. 27016; or to Poplar Springs Church of Christ Building Fund.
Arrangements were by Nelson Funeral Home in Danbury.

LOIS L. STANLEY
Lois Irene Light Stanley, 87, of Ridgeway, died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at the home of her daughter.
She was born in Patrick County on September 7, 1913 and was a daughter of the late James Madison Light Sr. and the late Senora Smart Light. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Franklin Stanley in 1986; a son, William Michael Stanley; a sister, Vera Light Slaydon; and a brother, Clayton Light.
She was a charter member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Cora Lee Bible Study Sunday school class, Challengers Group Methodist Women, Wednesday Morning Bible Study Group, and was a participant in the Young at Heart group.
Surviving are two daughters, Rita S. Aven of Titusville, Fla. and Barbara S. Jones of Ridgeway; two sons, James Franklin Stanley of Critz and Benjamin Keith Stanley of Louisa; two sisters, Audrey L. Cox of Burlington, N.C. and Beatrice L. Mackey of Richmond; one brother, James Madison Light Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. The Rev. James R. Maddox officiated. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park.
Pallbearers were William James Jones, John B. Jones, Christopher Stanley, Craig Stanley, Patrick Stanley, Todd Aven, Marvin Gillispie and Earnest Roach.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 4788, Martinsville, Va. 24115 or Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 824 Starling Ave., Martinsville, Va. 24112.
Arrangements were by McKee-Stone Funeral Services.

MARSH F. AGEE
Marsh Floyd Agee, 72, of Patrick Springs, died Monday, October 15, 2001, in Henry County.
He was born in Henry County on July 18, 1929, and was a son of the late Mathew and Ann Barett Agee. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Bowman Agee; a daughter, Judy K. Agee; and several brothers and sisters.
He was a member of Fairview Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a retired shop mechanic from the former Twin Ford Company.
Surviving are one stepdaughter, Kathy Gee of Axton; two stepsons, Jerry Clifton and Sanford Clifton, both of Patrick Springs; one brother, James Agee of Waverly; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Thursday at Mary Horner Walker Presbyterian Church cemetery. Shirley Vipperman and the Rev. George Lambert officiated.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.

MARSHALL E. BEASLEY
Marshall Edgar Beasley, 85, of Wayside Rd., Stuart, died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born in Patrick County on November 4, 1915 to the late Frank and Lucy Stovall Beasley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Madeline Handy Beasley; two brothers, Bryant Beasley and Woody Beasley; and a sister, Mary B. Willard.
Beasley joined the CCC Camp in 1931 and served in the United States Army during World War II, earning a Bronze Star for bravery. He was a member of Stuart United Methodist Church, the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard, V.F.W. Post 7800, and American Legion Post 105.
He worked for Moody Funeral Services, Inc., for over 62 years.
Surviving are one daughter, Lea Sheppard of Walkertown, N.C.; one sister, Cora Humphries of Staunton; one grandson and one great-granddaughter, a nephew and several nieces.
Funeral services were conducted Friday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart by the Rev. Clyde DeLoach. Burial, with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard, was in Stuart Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Roger Williams, Bob Moody, Charlie Moncus, Gray Hall, Justin Bowers, Johnnie Roberson, James Howell and Doug Light.
Other Moody Funeral Home staff members served as honorary pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stuart Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 82, Stuart, Va. 24171.

DELCIE H. GOAD
Delcie Mabel Howell Goad, 68, of Stuart, died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at Danville Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Patrick County on October 1, 1933 to the late Thomas and Jennie Hooker Howell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Goad; a daughter, Donna Goad; a son, Billy Goad; and several brothers and sisters.
She was a member of Vesta Pentecostal Holiness Church and was retired from United Elastic Corporation.
Surviving are one daughter, Sue Martin of Stuart; two sons, Jimmy Goad of Patrick Springs and William Ray Goad of Richmond; one brother, Henry Howell of Vesta; a sister, Lois Hamm of Stuart; and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Friday at the Hooker family cemetery. Shirley Leath officiated.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.

JASON W. GREGORY
Jason William Gregory, 22, of Shingle Shop Rd., Stuart, died Thursday, October 18, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
He was born in Patrick County on May 31, 1979, and was a son of Randy and Susan Trauth Gregory of Stuart. He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Art DesRocher.
He was employed by Ridgeway Clocks.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Stacy Nicole Thomas Gregory, one daughter, Aleah Renae Gregory, and one son, Caleb William Gregory, all of the home; two sisters, Michelle Dawn Coe of Stuart and Teri Blackard of Willard, N.C.; two brothers, Jimmy Hanson of Florida and Billy Nowak of Indiana; his paternal grandparents, Jesse and Ruby Gregory of Stuart, and his maternal grandmother, Marie DesRocher of Florida.
A memorial service was held Sunday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Burial will be private.

NICHOLAS A. KING
Nicholas Aaron King, 17-month-old son of Larry and Penny Cobler King of Spencer, died Tuesday, October 16, 2001.
He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Leona Purcell Cobler, and a grandfather, Johnnie King.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Cody Andrew King of the home; and grandparents, J.D. Cobler of Spencer and Bobby and Sally O'Neal of Madison, N.C.
The funeral was held Friday at Sandy Ridge United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Colonial Funeral Home in Madison.

MAGGIE H. MORRIS
Maggie Hairston Morris, 105, of Walnut Cove, N.C., died Friday, October 19, 2001.
She was a native of Patrick County and was a member of New London Progressive Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are one son, George Morris of Walnut Cove; two daughters, Nannie V. Satterfield and Annie Kate Watkins, both of Walnut Cove; one sister, Annie Kate Matthews of Martinsville; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at New London Progressive Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church before the funeral.
Arrangements are by Perry-Spencer Funeral Home in Madison, N.C.

WANDA I. MORTON
Wanda Inman Morton, 38, of Ridgeway, died Monday, October 15, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
She was born September 28, 1963 in Henry County and was a daughter of Jack and Mary Holt Inman, both of Bassett. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William and Daisy Inman; and her maternal grandparents, William and Paul Holt.
She worked as a registered nurse in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County and was a member of Stone Memorial Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband, Wayne Morton; one daughter, Tiffany Michelle Morton of the home; and two sisters, Vonda Vineyard of Bassett and Ronda Handy of Martinsville.
A memorial service was held Friday at Collins Funeral Home chapel. Minister Lawrence Harris and Pastor Calvin Holdren officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to Family Life Services (Martinsville Free Clinic), c/o Dr. Keith Nichols, 926 E. Church St., Martinsville, Va. 24112.

LUCY A. TURNER
Lucy Mae Arnold Turner, 101, of Spencer, died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at Beverly Health Care Center in Martinsville.
She was born April 29, 1900 in Henry County and was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Barbara Cruise Arnold. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Henry Turner, in 1967; two stepsons, Hosea Turner and Ernest Turner; and two stepdaughters, Roberta Mills and Alvia Foley.
Surviving are two sons, Herman Turner of Ridgeway and Lloyd Turner of Spencer; two daughters, Verna Mae Brim of Spencer and Barbara Ann Clark of Martinsville; one stepson, Melvin Turner of Palaka, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; 17 stepgrandchildren; 26 stepgreat-grandchildren; and 24 stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Friday at Howell Funeral Home chapel in Stuart by Elder Winfred Young. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park in Martinsville.
Pallbearers were Jerry Adams, Jimmie Adams, Gary Clark, James Clark, Barry Eanes, Warren Mills, Michael Murphy and Robert Turner.

RANDY WOOD
Randolph "Randy" Wood, 63, of Piney Ridge Lane, Stuart, died Monday, October 22, 2001, at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Goochland County on June 19, 1938 and was a son of the late Dewey Wood and the late Winnie Howell Wood Hylton.
He was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Marie Davis of Stuart; a son, Guy Wood of Stuart; two sisters, Alene Hylton of Meadows of Dan and Thelma Cassell of Vesta; one brother, Arthur Wood of Vesta; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Mountain View United Methodist Church cemetery. The Rev. Gerald Melton will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sycamore Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Nancy Midkiff, treasurer, 179 Sycamore Church Lane, Stuart, Va. 24171; or to Smith River Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 122, Woolwine, Va. 24185.
Arrangements are by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.

MACK L. BAKER
Mack L. Baker, 94, of Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart, died Saturday, December 1, 2001, at the nursing center.
He was born in Henry County on February 15, 1907 to the late Mack L. and Lucy M. Baker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy M. Baker; two brothers, Eddie Baker and David Baker; and four sisters, Sallie Walker Baker, Julia B. Lewis, Fannie R. Burkes and Pocahontas Baker.
He was a self-employed construction worker and attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Fieldale.
Surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
A graveside service was held Tuesday at Carver Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements were by Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home.

G. IRENE BOYD
G. Irene Boyd, 88, of Meadows of Dan, died Wednesday, November 28, 2001, at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital in Stuart.
She was born in Patrick County on September 4, 1913 to the late George Washington Cockram and the late Maude Jane Howell Cockram. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Luther C. Boyd; a daughter, Virginia Rhumell Willett; a son, Luther Elvin Boyd; two sisters, Madeline Putnam and Virginia Mullimax; and three brothers, Lester Cockram, Noel Cockram and Carl Cockram.
She was a member of Vesta Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Michael Bridges of Meadows of Dan and Jimmy Bridges of Virginia Beach; one brother, John B. Cockram of Fort Mill, S.C., and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Boyd family cemetery in Meadows of Dan with Bill Banks officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Love Light Dedication Fund, c/o Jackie Love, R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital, 18688 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart, Va. 24171.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.

BERTHA C. CHANEY
Bertha Allie Craig Chaney, 93, of Bassett, died Saturday, December 1, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
She was born March 25, 1908 in Patrick County to the late Davis and Callie Hancock Craig. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lee Chaney, in 1981; a son, Clarence D. Chaney, and two infant sons; five sisters, Ollie May Craig, Ethel Ramsey, Dollie Manning, Pearl Craig and Carrie Spencer; and three brothers, Dillard Craig, Elbert Craig and Jasper Craig.
She was a long-time member of Bible Baptist Church.
Surviving are five daughters, Vivian C. Cassell, Viola C. Crews and Barbara C. Frost, all of Bassett, Velma C. Cassell of Fieldale and Virginia C. Prater of Martinsville; four sons, Junior L. Chaney of Patrick Springs, J. Herbert Chaney of Bassett, Hursel E. (Gene) Chaney of Martinsville and Troy E. Chaney of Claremont, N.C.; one sister, Geneva Cassell of Patrick Springs; one brother, Rufus Craig of Patrick Springs; 24 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Collins Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Bobby Rakes. Burial was in the Chaney family cemetery in Patrick Springs.

GLENN B. CROUSE
Glenn B. Crouse, 72, of Hilltop Rd., Woolwine and formerly of Greensboro, N.C., died Friday, November 30, 2001, at his home.
A native of Greensboro, he was a son of the late George W. and Alice B. Gibson Crouse. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Crouse; two brothers, David Ross Crouse and George Dalton Crouse; and a sister, Olin Crouse.
He retired from Gulf Oil Company in 1981, where he was employed as a dispatcher. He was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was also a member of the Oddfellows and the Smith River Wildlife Club.
Surviving are four sons, David Crouse and Timothy Crouse, both of Greensboro, Daryl Crouse of Charleston, S.C., and Gerald Crouse of Greensboro; one daughter, Glenda Presnell of Greensboro; one brother, J. Winfred Crouse of Greensboro; one sister, Peggy Miner of Kernersville, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at Sycamore Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Melton officiating. Burial was in New Garden Cemetery in Greensboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sycamore Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Nancy Midkiff, 179 Sycamore Church Lane, Va. 24171; or to Hospice of Patrick County, 18688 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart, Va. 24171.
Pallbearers were Vernon Harris, Jimmy Morrison, Glen McAlexander, Blanco Midkiff, Coy Morrison, Jimmy Tuggle and Adolphus Lawless.
Moody Funeral Services handled arrangements.

BLAIR R. DUNCAN
Blair Robertson Duncan, 73, of Woods Gap Rd., Woolwine, died Friday, November 30, 2001, at his home.
He was born in Fall River, Mass., on October 5, 1928 to the late James Robertson Duncan and the late Mildred Kay Littlefield Duncan. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Hubbard Duncan.
He was a graduate of Williamston Academy in Easthampton, Mass., and Lowell Textile Institute, Lowell, Mass. He had worked for the United Elastic/J.P. Stevens Company for 39 years and for Virginia Narrow Fabrics for 2 1/2 years.
Duncan served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was an active member of Woolwine United Methodist Church. He was also a member of American Legion Post 105, the Woolwine Ruritan Club and the Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department.
He was a past member of the Stuart Rotary Club and had served as president and vice president of the R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital board of directors. He had also served as a board member for the Patrick County Office on Youth, United Way of Patrick County and the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
He was a Blue Ridge Council representative for the Boy Scouts and had served as chairman for the local Red Cross.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth D. Duncan of the home; three daughters, Karen Erickson of Palmdale, Calif., Amy Scheiper of Westchester, Calif., and Jennifer Duncan of Santa Monica, Calif.; one son, David Duncan of Woolwine; two stepchildren, H.L. Burgin Jr. of Reuther Glen and Elizabeth Burgin Lewis of Los Alamos, N.M.; three grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at Woolwine United Methodist Church by the Rev. Patricia Stover. Burial, with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard, was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were members of the honor guard. Members of the Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department served as honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.

SARAH E. GOINS
Sarah Jane Epperson Goins, 87, of High Point, N.C., died Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at Sunbridge of the Triad in High Point.
She was born in Patrick County on June 11, 1914 and was a daughter of the late Hayes and Mary Ann Culler Epperson. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Gray Goins and Hansel Goins; a sister, Marie Jenkins; and a brother, Jesse Epperson.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are six daughters, Virginia Bennett of Lexington, N.C., Hazel Turman of Mount Airy, N.C., Elizabeth Caison and Josephine Fitzgerald, both of Richmond, Helen Thornburg of Farmer, N.C., and Nancy York of Trinity, N.C.; two sons, Roger Goins of Bristol and Junior Goins of Mocksville, N.C.; one brother, Roosevelt Epperson of High Point; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Friday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Mount Airy. The Rev. Frank Shuemate officiated. Burial was in Carter's Chapel cemetery.

AKERS G. MARTIN
Akers Green Martin, 80, of Bassett, died Wednesday, November 28, 2001, at the home of his daughter, after a lengthy illness.
He was born November 5, 1921 in Patrick County and was a son of the late James Austin Martin and the late Ida Spencer Martin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Harris Martin, in 1977, and two sisters, Vera Scott and Verna Wood.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Pocahontas Baptist Church. He retired from J.D. Bassett Manufacturing Company with 40 years of service.
Surviving are two daughters, Janice Sawyers of Bassett and Jo Anne Martin of Richmond; three sons, Jimmy Martin and Jerry Martin, both of Collinsville, and Johnny Martin of San Francisco, Calif.; two sisters, Louise Ward of Stuart and Mary McConnell of Bassett; one brother, Elwood Martin of Roanoke; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at Collins Funeral Chapel with Pastor Randy Sawyers officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park. Military rites were by the Martinsville/Henry County Honor Guard.
Pallbearers were Jason Martin, Randy Martin, Sammy Martin, Matt Sawyers, Tim Gilbert and Leon Clark.

BERTHA T. MARTIN
Bertha Lillian Tilley Martin, 90, of Stuart, died Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart.
She was born in Pinnacle, W.Va., on January 25, 1911 and was a daughter of the late Jiles Elliot and Betty Slate Tilley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lee Martin; a sister, Laura Jessup; and two brothers, Ted Tilley and Clenard Tilley
She was a homemaker and was a member of Mountain View Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving are two sons, Dale Martin of Claudville and Rev. Greg Martin of Patrick Springs; three sisters, Zora Ward and Inez Jefferson, both of Claudville, and Nettie Hooker of Mount Airy, N.C., one brother, Jiles Tilley of Mount Airy; and four grandchildren.
The funeral was held Friday at Mountain View Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Revs. Tommy Smith and Clarence Scott officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy.

WILLIAM R. McGRADY
William Rush McGrady, 61, of Laurel Fork, died Monday, December 3, 2001 at his home.
He was a son of Stella W. McGrady of Hillsville and the late Arthur McGrady.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Ilene B. McGrady of Laurel Fork; two sons, William Michael McGrady and Clanton Lee McGrady, both of Laurel Fork; four brothers, G.C. McGrady of Roanoke, Wesley Lee McGrady and Henry McGrady, both of Bassett, and Roby McGrady of Hillsville; one sister, Lillian Belcher of Laurel Fork; two grandsons and two granddaughters.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mayberry Presbyterian Church. Burial, with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard, will be in the Burnette-White cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Maberry Funeral Home in Floyd tonight (Wednesday) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

BENJAMIN W. PLASTER
Benjamin William "Billy" Plaster, 64, of Fieldale, died Friday, November 30, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
He was born in Henry County on April 7, 1937 and was a son of the late Willie G. and Virginia Foster Plaster.
He retired from Sara Lee with 20 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Hopkins Plaster of the home and formerly of Patrick County; two daughters, Patricia Plaster and Jessica Plaster, both of Fieldale; three sons, Allen Plaster of Bassett, Billy Plaster and B.J. Plaster, both of Fieldale; one sister, Shirley Walker of Fieldale; four brothers, Bobby Plaster of Lynchburg, Douglas Plaster of Collinsville, Curtis Plaster of Fieldale and Richard Plaster of Collinsville; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at Collins Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Gary Edwards. Burial was in Old Center Primitive Baptist Church cemetery. Military rites were performed by the Martinsville and Henry County Honor Guard.

PATSY C. UNDERWOOD
Patsy Curry Underwood, 54, of Ridgeway died Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at her home.
She was born September 24, 1947 in Ridgeway and was a daughter of the late Cliff and Lena Morton Curry. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny Curry and Clyde Curry.
She was a member of New Life Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Stanley L. Underwood of the home; one daughter, Stephanie Jane Lawson of Martinsville; four sons, Patrick O'Neal "Neal" Prater of Bassett, and Benjamin Elton "Bennie" Prater, Stephen James Prater and Stanley Lewis "Peanut" Underwood III, all of Ridgeway; two stepchildren, Kathy V. Wampler of Concord, N.C. and Douglas Underwood of Patrick Springs; three sisters, Emma Lee Bailey of Colorado, Bobbie Sue Agee of Ridgeway and Mary Elizabeth Curry of Danville; three brothers, James Henry Curry of Martinsville, George Eugene Curry of Ridgeway and Carl Curry of Columbia, S.C.; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted Thursday at Community Funeral Services chapel by Charles R. Tomlinson and Morris Tinch. Burial was in the Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway.
Pallbearers were Allen Pickeral, Kenneth Curry, Mike Hodges, James Satterfield, James Curry, Billy Cockram, Mark Hughes and Rick Lawson.

ERA A. WADE
Era Avis Wade, 91, of Floyd, died Saturday, December 1, 2001, at Skyline Nursing Home in Floyd.
She was born in the Elamsville area of Patrick County and was a daughter of the late Walter and Martha Jane Foley. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Green Wade; three sons, Walter Wade, Roy Allen Wade and Joe Wade; a daughter, Martha Wade; four half-brothers, Coolidge, Roy, Kyle and Robert Foley; two sisters, Bertha Hall Marshall and Ether Foley Shough; and two grandsons, Leon Harbour and J.C. Richardson.
Surviving are three daughters, Ada Harbour of Stuart, Helena Martin of Greensboro, N.C., and Mary McAlexander of Patrick Springs; three sons, Jim Wade of Stuart, Ray Wade and Larry Wade, both of Floyd; three half-sisters, Christine Blackard of Mayodan, N.C., Virginia Haynes of Stuart and Alphaline Adams of Stuart; 27 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart by the Revs. Tim Harvey and Jimmy Wood. Burial was in the Foley family cemetery.

RUTH W. AGNEW
Ruth Woods Agnew, 86, of the Landmark Center in Stuart, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
She was born in Bluefield, W.Va., and was a daughter of the late George and Pearl Lucas Woods. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Glenn Agnew, in 1990; a sister, Annabelle English; and three brothers, Harry S. Woods, Frank H. Woods and Mark A. Woods.
She was of the Presbyterian faith.
Surviving are one sister, Alice W. Holt of Dublin, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Howell Funeral Home chapel in Stuart. The Rev. Jim Churchwell officiated. A graveside service was held Friday at Phillipi Church cemetery in Deltaville.

NANCY ANTHONY
Nancy Elizabeth Anthony, 88, of Bassett, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at Blue Ridge Rehab Center.
She was born January 1, 1914 in the Stella community and was a daughter of the late John Virgil Anthony Jr. and the late Hallie Ethel Foster Anthony. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, John Virgil Anthony III, Clarence Edmund Anthony and Thomas Arthur Anthony.
She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1952 with a master's degree in education. She taught school in Patrick, Henry and Roanoke counties and in the city of Martinsville during her 37-year career.
Anthony was a former member of the Col. Abram Penn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a member of the Patrick County Bicentennial Commission. She was a founding member of the Patrick Henry Volunteer Fire Department.
Surviving are one sister, Hallie A. Slagle of South Boston; five brothers, Maxwell Anthony and Charles Anthony, both of Bassett, Douglas Anthony and Penn Anthony, both of Collinsville, and Richard Anthony of Martinsville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Friday at Blackberry Baptist Church by the Rev. Oscar Adams. Burial was in the Anthony family cemetery in Patrick County.
Pallbearers were John Slagle, Scott Slagle, Virgil Slagle, Barry Slagle, John Anthony and William Penn Anthony Jr.
Arrangements were by Norris Funeral Services and Crematory.

MICHAEL R. BATEMAN
Michael "Mike" Richard Bateman, 37, of Collinsville, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
He was born in Eden, N.C., and was a son of Deeward and Yvonne Leffew Bateman of Ridgeway. He was preceded in death by a brother, Malcolm Bateman.
He was formerly employed at Sara Lee, and was a member of Tri City Baptist Church.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Julie Martin Bateman of the home; two sons, Joshua Michael Bateman of Critz and Brandon Michael Martin of Collinsville; four brothers, Derwood Bateman of Elon, N.C., Daniel Bateman of Jacksonville, Fla., Kevin Bateman of Greensboro, N.C., and Steven Bateman of Ridgeway; four sisters, Sheri Cochran, Lisa Bateman and Kathy Powell, all of Ridgeway, and Pamela Taylor of Spencer.
Funeral services were held Friday at Fair Funeral Home in Eden. Burial was in Overlook Cemetery in Eden.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-City Baptist Church, Hwy. 135, Eden, N.C. 27288.

MYRTLE M. BOWMAN
Myrtle Mae Bowman, 76, of Squirrel Creek Rd., Ararat, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
She was born August 19, 1925 in Patrick County to the late Bruce and Nora Pack Bowman. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Bowman, and three brothers, Otis Bowman, Hoover Bowman and Earlie Bowman.
She was retired from Spencer's and was a long-time farmer.
Surviving are one son, Wayne Bowman of Ararat; one sister, Effie Reavis of Flat Rock, N.C.; five brothers, Hardin Bowman of Stuart, Donald Bowman of Pulaski, Claude Bowman of Fredricksburg, and Rosco Bowman and Jasper Bowman, both of Mount Airy, N.C.; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Friday at Howell Funeral Home chapel in Mount Airy. The Revs. Clinton Hensley and Allen Horton officiated. Burial was in the Locust Grove Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Ararat.

SELMA R. DUDLEY
Selma Rebecca Dudley, 54, of Glade Hill, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002.
She was a daughter of Jewel Y. Dodson of Bassett and the late John E. Dodson.
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Tommy Dudley; one son, Tim Greer of Bassett; three brothers, Jessie Dodson of Stuart, Paul Dodson and Carl Dodson, both of Bassett; and one sister, Brenda Simpkins of Floyd.
The funeral was held Friday at Flora Funeral Chapel in Rocky Mount. The Rev. George Gorman officiated. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

SARAH G. HOLLIMAN
Sarah Gilley Holliman, 73, of Ridgeway, died Thursday, January 24, 2002, at her home.
She was born February 2, 1928 in Critz and was a daughter of the late Jeff and Emma Craig Gilley.
She was formerly employed by E.I. DuPont and retired from Central Storage. She was a member of Fontaine Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Thomas Alvis Holliman of the home; one daughter, Bonita H. Vernon of Martinsville; one son, Thomas Wayne Holliman of Martinsville; three sisters, Nancy Biggs of Roanoke, Lois Turner of Ridgeway and Carlyne Bondurant of Martinsville; three brothers, Harmon Gilley of Martinsville and Harbour Gilley and William Gilley, both of Spencer; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Norris Funeral Services chapel. Ministers Lawrence Harris and Tim Wood officiated. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County, P.O. Box 4788, Martinsville, Va.

JAMES R. HOLT SR.
James Russell Holt Sr., 83, of Bassett, died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at the home of his daughter, Rita Hudler.
He was born in Patrick County on January 20, 1919 and was a son of the late Charlie and Elizabeth Wilson Holt. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Haley Holt, on November 20, 2001; and two brothers, Claude Holt and Douglas Holt.
He retired from Stanley Furniture, where he was a supervisor, and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Bassett. He was a World War II veteran and was a member of the American Legion Post in Bassett.
Surviving are one son, James R. Holt Jr. of Bassett; two daughters, Rita H. Hudler of Bassett and Ann Holt of Roanoke; one brother, Akers Holt of Bassett; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at Tabernacle Baptist Church. The Rev. K.R. Leonard officiated. Burial, with military honors by the Martinsville and Henry County Honor Guard, was in Roselawn Burial Park.
Arrangements were by Bassett Funeral Services.

JAMES D. KEFFER
James David Keffer, 76, of Martinsville, died Sunday, January 27, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
He was born January 9, 1926 in Blacksburg and was a son of the late Jesse David and Victoria Furrow Keffer. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jocie K. Via and Denia K. Hungate; and two brothers, Mark C. Keffer and Burl N. Keffer.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from DuPont after 33 years of service. He was a member of Full Gospel Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Margaret Joyce Keffer of the home; one daughter, Sherry K. Jenkins of Ridgeway; two sons, Barry L. Keffer of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Tim C. Keffer of Martinsville; three sisters, Nellie K. Craig of Ridgeway, Ethel K. Newman of Bassett and Ellen K. Rader of Roanoke; one brother, Bittle E. Keffer of Patrick Springs; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Community Funeral Services chapel by the Rev. Herman Smith and Charles R. Tomlinson. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.


DAN M. LEWIS
Dan Madison Lewis, 33, of Stella Rd., Patrick Springs, died Monday, January 28, 2002, at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Patrick County on May 30, 1968. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Troy Lee Lewis and Homer Hopkins, and a grandmother, Forest York Lewis.
He was employed by Pyramid Construction Company.
Surviving are his parents, Howard Lee and Margaret Hopkins Lewis of Patrick Springs; two sisters, Mildred Spence of Ridgeway and Connie Dodson of Bassett; his grandmother, Blanche Hopkins of Patrick Springs; his great-grandmother, Margaret York of Elkin, N.C.; and two nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Stella Christian Church by the Rev. Louis Hall. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.

EVERETT L. MARTIN
Everett Lee Martin, 66, of Unity Church Hwy., Ararat, died Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born October 24, 1935 in Patrick County and was a son of the late Everett Preston and Nannie King Martin. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Carol Martin, and a brother-in-law, Wendell Smith.
He was the retired manager of the Western Auto store and was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving are his wife, June Smith Martin of the home; one son, Anthony Martin of Ararat; three brothers, Felix Martin of Lawrenceville, Ga., Stuart Martin of Claudville and Dennis Martin of Mount Airy, N.C.; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy by the Revs. Charles Moore and Linda Blessing. Burial will be in the Unity Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight (Wednesday) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 80, Ararat, Va. 24053.

JAMES C. PENN
James Clinton Penn, 63, of Martinsville, died Sunday, January 27, 2002, at Morehead Hospital in Eden, N.C.
He was born on April 5, 1938 in Patrick County and was a son of the late Leath and Rosie Bell Reynolds Penn. He was preceded in death by four brothers.
He was retired from American Furniture and was a member of St. Peters Holiness Church.
Surviving are two sons, Jamie Penn and William Penn, both of Ridgeway; two sisters, Mary Lorene Penn and Mary Louise Foster, both of Martinsville; one brother, Willis Penn of Martinsville; and two grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Nebo Holiness Church cemetery. The Revs. Edward Holland and James Reynolds will officiate.
Arrangements are by Moody Funeral Home.

CANUS K. SAWYERS
Canus Kenneth Sawyers, 74, of Mount Airy, N.C., died Monday, January 21, 2002, at his home.
He was born on June 20, 1927 in Patrick County and was a son of the late Joe Henry and Mary Agnes Hall Sawyers.
He was retired from Adams-Millis Hosiery and was a member of Doe Run Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Cassie Reva Bowman Sawyers of the home; one son, Danny Sawyers of Westfield, N.C.; two sisters, Nellie Bowman and Mattie Smith, both of Ararat; one brother, Hoover Sawyers of Mount Airy; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Friday at Doe Run Baptist Church. The Revs. Terry W. Vaughn and Homer Bowman officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Doe Run Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy.


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