Miscellaneous Roanoke County, Virginia Obituaries
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From the Roanoke Times, January 25, 1998

ADKINS, Ottie Mae, ("Dot"), of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, January 22, 1998, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guyal Adkins. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Bill G. Adkins and Charlotte Adkins of Forest; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Black and James L. Black Jr. and Linda Markham and Fred Markham, all of Roanoke; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 26, 1998, from Oakey's North Chapel. The Rev. W. Nolan Teague will officiate. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Oakey's North Chapel.

 CARDWELL, Beatrice, of Roanoke, passed away Friday, January 23, 1998. Survivors include her sons, John Bernard Cardwell, Jr. and Thomas Cardwell, both of Jersey City, N.J.; daughter, Carleen Johnson-Alleyre; grandsons, Rashard A. Johnson and Roheim A. Alleyre; great-granddaughter, Samiyah A. Johnson, all of Roanoke; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel by the Rev. Dr. K. B. Wright. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

 DOTSON, Kathleen Farmer, 87, of Roanoke, died Friday, January 23, 1998, in a Salem hospital. A native of Bland County, she was the eldest of seven children of Roxie and Noah Farmer, and was a member of the Roanoke Moose Lodge. Mrs. Dotson had retired after working many years at the V.A. Medical Center in Salem. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman H. Dotson; three sisters, Goldie Hill, Maxine Checci and Madeline Cromer, and three brothers, James K. Farmer, Carl R. Farmer and Paul Farmer. Surviving family include two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul R. and Carol Dotson of Salem, and Wayne Herman and Judy Dotson of Columbia, S.C.; grandchildren, Mark D. Dotson, Trent A. Dotson, Eric S. Dotson, Rhonda K. Thomas, Paul R. Dotson Jr., Liza Anne Dotson and Brett Dotson; three great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Steve Checci of Chicago, Ill., and three sisters-in-law, Helen Farmer of Salem, Verna Farmer and Pauline Farmer. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 26, 1998, at the John M. Oakey & Son Chapel in Salem, with the Rev. Dwayne J. Westermann officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roanoke Moose Lodge, P.O. Box 538, Salem, Va. 24153.

 DUDDING, Joseph Bern, ("Joe"), 86, of New Castle, died Friday, January 23, 1998. He was a beloved husband and of Christian faith. He was a native of Craig County, but made his home in Waiteville, W.Va., until recently moving back to New Castle. He was an electrician with the I.B.E.W. Local #637. He was proceded in death by a son, Gene Ervin Dudding; parents, Shube and Katie Dudding, and four brothers, Howard, Claude, Kenneth and Robert. Surviving family includes his wife, Mary Margaret Williams Dudding; three sons, James of New Castle, Joe C. of Narrows and Donnie of Waiteville, W.Va.; six daughters, Mary D. Harris of Covington, Rachel D. Elmore of Covington, Una Lake Drummond of New Castle, Edith McPeak of Walkertown, N.C., Debbie Carter of Roanoke and Cissy Sowers of Salem; 19 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 26, at New Zion Union Church, Waiteville, W.Va. The body will be placed at the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Paitsel Funeral Home in New Castle. Memorial contributions may be made to Craig County Rescue Squad. A special thanks to Rex Hale and Becky Price. A very special thanks to Sharon Fowler.

 GARMAN, Clovis C., ("Cody"), 92, of Catawba, passed away Saturday, January 24, 1998. He was a lifelong resident of the Catawba Valley, a member of Ruritan and Civic Club, and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Brillhart Garman; son and daughter-in-law, Ralph D. and Brenda Garman of Catawba; daughter, Carolyn Elaine Garman of Denver, Colo., and numerous sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998, at Lotz Salem Chapel, with the Rev. R. C. Wagner and the Rev. Kevin Hagie officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Catawba-Masons Cove Rescue Squad. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.

 HORNE, Clarrice D., 74, of Roanoke, and formerly of Arlington, Texas, departed this life Wednesday, January 21, 1998. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Floyd and Nancy Horne of Prince George County; a daughter, Dorothy Leonard of Hampton; five grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; a devoted niece, Elizabeth (Sissie) Robertson; and four nephews. A memorial service will be held at Stratford Village Apartments in the Community Room at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 1998. The family would like to thank all her friends and the nursing staff at the hospice for all their help.

 PAINTER, Shelva Sarver, 60, of Roanoke, passed from this life on Wednesday evening, January 21, 1998, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was a lifelong member of Hollins Road Church of the Brethren and a 1955 graduate of William Fleming High School. Mrs. Painter retired as Roanoke City General Registrar in 1997, and was a recipient of the Key to the City of Roanoke in December, 1996. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paris Edgar and Iona Caldwell Sarver; and brothers, Clovis W. Sarver and Richard J. Sarver. Surviving are her husband of 40 years, William Ray Painter Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, William Ray Painter Jr. and Erica C. Painter; two daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda Painter Vaden and Richard R. Vaden, Beth Painter Jones and Melvin Z. Jones Jr.; three grandsons, whom she loved dearly, William Ray Painter III, Wyatt C. Painter, Austin Wayne Vaden; a brother, Fred J. Sarver; two sisters, Violet S. Janney, Roberta S. Craig; a host of nieces and nephews; and a very special family, Delores, Randy Jr., Randy Carter Sr., and Allen Moore. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from Oakey's North Chapel with Pastor Stuart Kelly, the Rev. J. Weldon Myers, and the Rev. Bruce Noffsinger officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Family Life Center, Hollins Road Church of the Brethren (2404 Hollins Rd. N.E., Roanoke, VA 24012), or the American Cancer Society (P.O. Box 554, Roanoke, VA 24003-0554). Friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday at Oakey's North Chapel, where the family will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A special thanks to the physicians and staff at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Home I. V. Care and all others who helped in caring for Shelva. A very special thanks to Dr. Robert Cooper and Dr. J. Michael Basil.

 SINK, Helen Mildred Pugh, 87, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, January 24, 1998. She was the widow of Willie A. Sink. She is survived by two sons, Cecil D. Sink of Roanoke and Richard A. ("Dick") Sink and wife, Dianne A. Sink of Roanoke; a grandson, Richard E. ("Rocky") Sink of Roanoke; three sisters, Mary Harper of Vinton, Ann Butler of Vinton and Jo Gyving and husband, Major Al Gyving (USAF, Ret.) of Fallbrook, Calif., and a sister-in-law, Frances Pugh of New York. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, January 26, 1998, from the Lotz Vinton Chapel. The Rev. John W. Ashley will officiate. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call after 12 noon Sunday at the Lotz Vinton Chapel.

 TAYLOR, Sonja Felisha Gravely, 30, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, January 22, 1998. Funeral 7 p.m. Sunday, Pilgrim Baptist Church. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.

WEEKS, James Andrew Sr., 90 of Buchanan, died Friday, January 23, 1998. He was preceded in death by his parents. Will and Beulah Painter Weeks; and sister, Mabel Weeks Eubank. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Firebaugh Weeks; sons, James Andrew Weeks, Jr., and Malcolm Harlow Weeks; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy W. and A.L. "Gabby" Hayslett, all of Buchanan; six grandchildren, Judi H. Eubank, Peggy H. Welch, Johnny L. Hayslett, Larry A. Weeks, Robin A. Weeks and Grace Weeks Rocke; eight great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Botetourt Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, January 26, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Guy A. Ritter and Rev. Chester L. Carter officiating. Interment will follow in High Bridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Botetourt Funeral Home, Lee Highway, US 11 South @ I-81, exit 162, Buchanan (540-254-3000).

Bedford Franklin Obituaries 

BOWDEN, Elizabeth Wallace, 87, of Bedford, died Friday, January 23, 1998, in Oakwood Manor. She was born in Clayton, W.Va. on January 2, 1911, a daughter of the late William Edgar Wallace and Hallie Davis Wallace. She was the widow of Gory Glenn Bowden, and was a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Christine Ayers, Ravenna, Ohio, Glenneta Garman, Troutville, Orpha Lee Hatcher, Bedford, and Sue Preston, Kernersville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Kim Crognale, Kevin Hatcher, Lee Mayhew, and Jill Thomas; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Hatcher, Dylan Hatcher, and Anthony Crognale; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 25, 1998, at 3 p.m. at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Howard K. Talley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family suggests those wishing to make memorials consider Grace Memorial Baptist Church or the Bedford Life Saving Crew.

 BOWLES, Margarette Dudley, 61, of Rocky Mount, died Saturday, January 24, 1998 at her residence. Surviving are her husband, Lloyd C. Bowles, Sr.; three sons, Garlin Wayne Bowles, Jessie Lee Bowles, Lloyd C. Bowles Jr., all of Rocky Mount; one sister and brother-in-law, Gladys Irene Dudley Altice and Lewis C. Altice Jr., Rocky Mount; one nephew, Rickey Lee Altice; one niece, Linda Dale A. Gutherie; several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Johnny Thompson officiating. Interment will follow Henry Fork Church Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p. m. at Flora Funeral Service and other times at the home of Gladys Altice.

 BROOKS, Walter Otey, ("Red"), 69, of Boones Mill, died Saturday, January 24, 1998. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount. 

RONK, Ginger Ann, 18, of Wirtz, died Friday, January 23, 1998 in a Roanoke Hospital. Ginger was an employee of Hanover Direct. Surviving are her parents, Calvin and Mary Ann Ronk; one sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Ron Anderson, Glade Hill; her grandparents, David and Gracie Peters, Wirtz, William and Helen Ronk, Fincastle; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Richard Ronk and the Rev. Earl Clemmons officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Church Cemetery. Ginger's desire of leaving a tangible contribution following her death was accomplished through organ donation. Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to the Virginia Organ Procurement Agency, 1527 Huguenot Rd., Suite 102, Midlothian, Va. 23113. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, S. Main St., Rocky Mount. 

New River Obituaries 

BLANKENSHIP, Martha Margaret, 56, of Rich Creek, died Friday, January 23, 1998, in Giles Memorial Hospital, Pearisburg. She was born October 12, 1941, at Echols, W.Va., a daughter of the late Frank Bruce and Lena Esther Conley Mullins. She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy D. Blankenship. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Claude D. ("Butch") Jr. and Debbie Blankenship of Hillsville; a sister, Sylvia Esther Ramsey of Narrows; two brothers, Frank V. ("Junior") Mullins and Charlie B. Mullins, both of Narrows; four grandchildren, Richard, Jennifer and Shanna Blankenship of Hillsville and Kathlena Blankenship of Keyser, W.Va.; ex-husband, Claude D. Blankenship Jr. of Pearisburg, and special family friend, Archie C. Russ of Rich Creek. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Wolf Creek River of Life Ministries Church, with the Revs. Posey and Sylvia Hill officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Narrows. Visiting will be at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, after 3 p.m. Sunday, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

 BOARD, Henry Cobbs, 73, of Christiansburg, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 23, 1998. Henry was born on March 18, 1924 in Franklin County, Va. to Onley and Essyebelle Laprade Board. He served his country in the Army Air Force during WWII. He was a retired Virginia State Trooper with 33 years as one of Virginia's finest. He was a longtime member of McDaniel Lodge #86 AF & AM and the Order of the Eastern Star. A beloved father and grandfather, Henry leaves behind many to celebrate his life. He is survived by his wife, Pauline J. Board, Christiansburg; daughter, Vicki Board Wert, Christiansburg; sons and daughters-in-law, Russell A. and Sandra Board, Japan, Bruce N. and Susan Board, Jason Dale Board, all of Christiansburg, Charlsie J. and Doug Proffitt, Tampa, Fla., Tina J. and Dave Cunningham, Christiansburg; grandchildren, Kelly E. Wert, Lesley J. Wert, Andy Wert, Casey N. Board and Lucas T. Board, all of Christiansburg, also Karyn and Jason White, Eryn and Hiro Bamba of Japan and Laura A. Board, Canada, Scott and Tina Proffitt, Elaine and Dan Buckley, Greenville, S.C., Kemp and Brent Cunningham, Christiansburg; great-grandchildren, Lindsay and LeighAnn Buckley; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gwindolyn B. and Don Phillips, Essyebelle B. and Ned Hudson, Glade Hill; brothers and sister-in-law, George and Margaret Board, Onley "Junior" and Polly Board, Thomas and Avis Board, all of Franklin County, Edgar and Ruby Board, Fayetteville, N.C., as well as many friends who will miss him. The family will receive friends at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home on Monday, January 26, 1998, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Masonic graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church.

 BROWN, John Marzel, ("Merk"), 72, of Radford, passed away Saturday, January 24, 1998. Arrangements by Seaver-Sanders & Mullins Funeral Home.

 BURGESS, Ada Harmon, 103, of Floyd, passed away Saturday, January 24, 1998, at Skyline Manor Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cloves Cline Burgess. Her survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Edward Lee and Faye Burgess of Floyd, and one brother, Elza ("Dock") Harmon of Louisiana. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Jacksonville Cemetery, Floyd, with the Rev. Ralph Spradling officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Maberry Funeral Home in Floyd.

 FIZER, Ethel Blanche, 95, of Blacksburg, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 24, 1998 in a Blacksburg nursing home. She was the widow of Clay Robert Fizer. Surviving are her caretakers, Rev. Jimmy E. and Marie Davis; a special friend, Beth Davis; two sisters, Virginia Nichols and Fannie Dyer, both of Christiansburg; along with four nieces. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 26, 1998 at the DeVilbiss Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Jimmy E. Davis and the Rev. Joe McCoy officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 1998, at the DeVilbiss Funeral Home. 

JORDAN, Fred, 77, of Christiansburg, died Thursday, January 22, 1998, in a Roanoke hospital. He is survived by his wife, Katie W. Jordan; daughters and son-in-law, Doris and James Waddell of Rowlett, Texas, Patricia McCall of Christiansburg and Bonita Bland of Salem; sons and daughters-in-law, Scott Jordan and Susan Sowers of Christiansburg, Robert Fred Jordan Jr. and Connie of Mechanicsville and Phillip and Melissa Jordan of Texas; grandsons, Jacob McCall of Christiansburg, Merle Jordan and Fletcher Jordan, both of Texas, Fred Jordan III and Tony Jordan of Mechanicsville; granddaughters, Tracy Harless of Elliston, Monica Wilkerson and Diane Jordan of North Carolina; a stepson, Robert H. Myers of Roanoke; a great-grandson, T. J. Wilkerson, and a niece, Louise Yates of Blacksburg. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January, 24, 1998, at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. M. C. Sutphin, with burial in Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Services were handled by Richardson-Horne Funeral Home.

 MILES, Zora Palmer, 83, of Riner (Rogers Community), died Friday night, January 23, 1998 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell H. Miles and two brothers, Charles Edward Palmer and Albert Sidney Palmer. Surviving are sisters-in-law, Linda Bell Palmer and Ann Underwood Palmer; a brother-in-law, Whitlow Miles and his wife, Allie; special friends, Molly McGuyer and Sandra Bond. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday from the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Don Peters and the Rev. Layne Board. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. Friends may call from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home. The family will receive friends there Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be no evening visitation.

 MULLINS, Walter Howard, 69, of 100 E. Westview St., Narrows, died Friday, January 23, 1998 in the Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Pearisburg. A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born at Narrows on December 15, 1928 and was the son of the late John Franklin and Nannie Elizabeth Atwood Mullins. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Nadine Johnson Mullins; two sons, Keith H. Mullins, Narrows and Rex A. Mullins, Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Clotine M. Meredith and Sallie M. Grogan, both of Narrows; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 26, 1998 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, with the Rev. Rick Painter officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Riffe's in Narrows Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

 PAMPLEY, Christy S. Landreth, 22, of Pulaski, beloved by many, stepped into the presence of the Lord on Friday, January 23, 1998, to help God teach his little angels in Heaven. She was a graduate of Pulaski County High School, Class of 1993. She received her B.A. degree in elementary education from Radford University in 1996. Surviving are her husband, Vincent Ray Pampley of Pulaski; father, Richard V. Landreth of Bristol; mother, Sue Covey of Pulaski and Rodney Ratcliffe, who raised her and considered her his own; grandparents, Simon and Darlene Covey of Pulaski, Jerry and Christine Miller of Pulaski and Vivian E. Landreth of Barren Springs; great-grandmother, Maxie Stoots of Pulaski; great-grandfather, Alvin Landreth of Pulaski; brothers, David Ratcliffe of Pulaski, Lucas Covey of Blacksburg and Richard V. Landreth Jr. of Bristol; aunts, Cyndi Carter of Christiansburg and Robin Horton of Richmond; uncle and wife, Rodney and Angie Landreth of Pulaski; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Vincent F. and Peggy Ann Pampley of Pulaski; sisters-in-law, Jonnie B. Sellers of Laurel, Md., Anna E. Godfrey of Los Angeles, Calif., and Tammie Lynn Atkins of Vinton; brothers-in-law, Mac G. Atkins of Vinton and Michael F. Sellers of Laurel, Md.; cat, Baby Bandit Pampley; dog, Raggs to Riches Pampley, and a host of family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from First Baptist Church of Pulaski, with the Rev. Steven Emory officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Sunday evening from Stevens Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6 until 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to Pulaski Coun ty Humane Society. The family will be meeting at the residence of the father-in-law and mother-in-law, Vincent F. and Peggy Pampley, 608 Cardinal Drive, Pulaski.

 RAMSEY, Juanita Conwell, 68, of Narrows, died Saturday, January 24, 1998. Arrangements by Riffe's Funeral Service.

 WHITAKER, David Edward, 49, of Pulaski, died Friday, January 23, 1998. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 WILLIAMS, Myrtle May, 89, of Eggleston, died peacefully at her home Saturday morning, January 24, 1998, in the loving care of her family. Born at Mt. Lake in Giles County on November 16, 1908, she was a daughter of the late Dave and Allie Williams Collins. She was a retired employee of Celanese Celco Plant and attended the Eggleston United Methodist Church. She was the wife of the late Russell Landon Williams. Surviving are her daughter, Estelle W. Falls of Eggleston; two granddaughters, Brenda (Mrs. Ronald) Perdue of Pearisburg and Juanita (Mrs. Dave) Sweeney of Eggleston; a great-granddaughter, Mary Sweeney of Eggleston; a great-grandson, Donald Whittaker of Eggleston; and a sister, Cora Belle Kirby of Salem. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 2 p.m. in Birchlawn Abbey in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke Monday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and other times at the home in Eggleston. The Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St., Pembroke, is in charge of arrangements.

State Obituaries 

BIEDENBENDER, Kenneth F., of South Hill, died Thursday, January 22, 1998, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Janet H. Biedenbender; two daughters, Sandra B. Martin and Wanda B. Harris, both of Roanoke; two sons, Kurt W. of Roanoke and James A. ("Jimmy") Biedenbender of South Hill; three brothers, August of Franklin, Earl of Wauwakesha, Wis., and Fred Biedenbender of San Diego, Calif., and seven grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at South Hill Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home in South Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to South Hill Presbyterian Church, 914 North Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill, Va. 23970, or South Hill Volunteer Fire Department, 114 North Brunswick Avenue, South Hill, Va. 23970.

 CHITTUM, Donald S., 93, of Buena Vista, died Saturday, January 24, 1998. Arrangements by Lomax Funeral Home.

 COFFEY, Russell Henry, 77, of Natural Bridge Station died Friday, January 23,1998 at Roanoke Community Hospital, Roanoke, Va. Born August 11, 1920 he was the son of the late Henry D. and Catherine Davis Coffey. He was a farmer and retired from the N & W Railroad after 31 years service. He was a veteran of WW II. He was preceded in death by a son, Russell "Boona" Coffey. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Campbell Coffey, eight children, Joyce Pugh, Buena Vista, Kenneth Coffey, Buena Vista, Hazel Link, Natural Bridge, Kathy Walters, Timber Ridge, Darrell Coffey, Clifton "Chuck" Coffey, Tammy Coffey and Daniel Coffey, all of Natural Bridge. Sixteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, January 26, 1998 at the Lomax Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph VanNess officiating. Burial will follow in the Glasgow Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lomax Funeral Home. 

 DAWSON, Howard Jackson, Jr., ("Junior"), 66, of Covington, died Friday, January 23, 1998. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel. 

ELLIOTT, Laura Shupe, 74, of Galax, passed away Thursday, January 22, 1998. Funeral 1 p.m. Sunday, Vaughan-Guynn Chapel.

 EMORE, Lucille, 73, of Lexington, died Saturday January 17, 1998. Graveside service 3 p.m. Sunday, Timber Ridge ARP Cemetery. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home.

 ENGLISH, Johnnie David, 62, of Gretna, died Saturday, January 24, 1998. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Gretna Pentecostal Holiness Church. Arrangements by Colbert-Moran Funeral Home.

 HAYNES, Gillie Jamison, 77, of Martinsville, died Saturday, January 24, 1998. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, Norris Funeral Services Chapel.

 HILL, French Leon, 69, of Fries, passed away Friday, January 23, 1998. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, Fries Pentecostal Holiness Church. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home, Galax.

 HILL, Leonard Bernett, 66, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, January 21, 1998. Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Hill and brother, Oscar Hill. He is survived by his wife, Judith T. Hill; a son, Leonard T. Hill of Natural Bridge; a daughter, Susan M. Hill of DeSota, Ill.; two stepchildren, Kimberly Brill of Goochland and Howard Taylor of Virginia Beach; his father, Floyd Hill of Natural Bridge; two sisters, Elizabeth Phiffer and Mary Bondurant of Bedford; four brothers, Wayne, Clifford, Delmas and Danny Hill, all of Natural Bridge; three granddaughters, Nancy and Shannon Hill and Archer Brill. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where funeral services were held 12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 1998. Interment was held in Dale Memorial Park.

 HUBBLE, David G., 72, of Ceres, died Saturday, January 24, 1998. Arrangements by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service, Marion.

 JONES, Eva Sheffield, 85, of Marion, died Friday, January 23, 1998 in Avante Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, Va. Mrs. Jones was born in Washington County, Va. on July 9, 1912 to the late Clyde and Dolly Sawyer Sheffield. She was a member of the West Side Baptist Church in Harrisonburg, Va. She is survived by her husband, Harold Jones, Sr. of Harrisonburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Ronald T. Ward of Charleston, S.W.; one son and daughter-in-law, Harold B. "Jr." and Grace D. Jones of Woodbridge; four grandchildren, Tina Michelle Ward Barham of Roanoke, Cynthia Adair Ward Brewer of Summerville, S.C., Ronald T. Ward, Jr. of Summerville, S.C. and Sherwin Vincent Jones of Harrisonburg; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Sheffield Buchanan of Roanoke, Carrie Sheffield Johnson of Bristol, Va. and Lennis Sheffield Ferguson of Johnson City, Tenn.; one brother, Howard Sheffield of Chilhowie. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 25, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Paul B. Jones officiating. Entombment will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 1 to 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the family.

 MOTLEY, Bernice Slayton, 72, of 2332 Wharton Court, Norfolk, died Saturday, January 24, 1998 at her residence after a year-long battle with kidney cancer. Mrs. Motley was a native in Winfall, Va. and had resided in Norfolk since 1952. She was formerly employed as a note teller at Virginia National Bank and a customer service representative at both VEPCO and Virginia Natural Gas Co. She was a member of Norfolk Garden Baptist Church, the Local 80 I.B.E.W. Retirees Club and the Virginia Natural Gas Retirees Club. Mrs. Motley was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Samuel Slayton and a brother, Julian C. Slayton. She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Samuel L. Motley; two sons Rev. Philip E. Motley and his wife, Jenny of Roanoke and Steven A. Motley of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Dr. Aubrey R. Slayton of Blacksburg; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Slayton of Blacksburg and Doris Slayton of Virginia Beach; two grandsons, Ian C. Motley and Evan L. Motley, both of Roanoke. A funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, January 26, 1998, at Norfolk Garden Baptist Church by the Rev. David Hillis and the Rev. Robert S. Guelich. Interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998 in Highland Burial Park, State Rt. 29, Danville, Va. by the Rev. Julian Motley. The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Sentara Norfolk Hospice or to the Missionary Fund of Norfolk Garden Baptist Church. Mrs. Motley was a strong Christian, a loving wife, mother and granny who served her Lord best through her devotion to her family and friends. She lef t us a rich legacy of fond memories, good advice and warm feelings to comfort and guide us as we continue our own pilgrimages of faith with home and in love.

 PATTON, William Craig, 41, of Galax, passed away Saturday, January 24, 1998. Graveside services 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Felts Cemetery. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.

 POE, Ruby Ruth, 75, of Galax, passed away Friday, January 23, 1998. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.

 TODD, Leigh C., 53, of Glasgow, died Saturday, January 24, 1998. Arrangements by Bolling, Gross & Lotts Funeral Service, Buena Vista. 

WARD, Elmer Dan, 71, of Independence, a resident of Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie, Va., passed away Saturday, January 24, 1998 at Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion, Va. He was born October 28, 1926 in Independence, Va., the Saddle Creek Community, to Lester and Carrie Pierce Ward. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired auto parts Salesman. Surviving are two brothers and their spouses, French and Betty Ward, Independence, Lester Glenn and Evelyn Ward, New Castle, Delaware; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Lucile Cummings, Independence, Eleanor "Jerry" and Joe Young, Laurel Hill, N.C.; daughter, Kathy Ward, Galax; and several nieces and nephews. The body is at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., pending completion of funeral arrangements. The family sincerely requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, C/O Mrs. Abigail Boyer, 403 Churchview Lane, Fries, Va. 24330 or Independence Vol. Fire Dept., P. O. Box 588, Independence, Va. 24348. The family will be at the home of French and Betty Ward, Independence, Va., where friends may call at anytime.

 WRIGHT, Sarah H., 54, of Martinsville, died Thursday, January 22, 1998. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, Moody Funeral Home Chapel, Stuart.

Out-of-State Obituaries 

FLESHMAN, James W., 78, of Sun City West, Ariz., formerly of Roanoke, Va., died Wednesday, January 21, 1998. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. 

HAWKINS, John S. Sr., of Greensboro, N.C., died Thursday, January 22, 1998, at the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Monroe, N.C. He is survived by his sons, John S. Hawkins Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., and James S. Hawkins of Orlando, Fla., and one sister, Betty Deyerle, of Roanoke, Va. Arrangements are being handled by Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Homes.

 HAYDEN, Calvin Turner, ("Moose"), 72, of Orange, N.J., formerly of Roanoke, Va., departed this life on Monday, January 19, 1998. He was born in Roanoke to the late Maude Turner Hayden and Wilbur H. Hayden. Also preceding him in death were one sister, Urith Neloms, and two brothers, Hershel Hayden and Griffin Hayden. Those left to cherish his memory and mourn their loss are one son, Jerome Hayden; daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Hayden; two granddaughters, Melanie and Jessica Hayden, and one brother, Lynard W. Hayden, all of Roanoke; a loving and devoted brother-in-law, Emmit Neloms of Orange, N.J., and a host of nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, January 26, 1998, at Williams Memorial Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul E. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in WIlliams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral hour. Friends may call at Serenity Funeral Home from 12 noon until 8 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home, 126 Gilmer Avenue, N.W.

 KETTERMAN, Doyle S. Jr., ("Skip"), 47, of Warren, Mich., passed away Friday, January 23, 1998. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville, Va.

 MAHONEY, Annette Glenn, 41, of Waipahu, Hawaii, formerly of Roanoke, Va., died Friday, January 16, 1998, in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. She was a counselor at Iroquoise Point Elementary School and active in Calvary Church of the Pacific. During her time in Roanoke, she was associated with ARC, Roanoke College, Hollins College and the Baptist church. She is survived by her husband, Desmond Mahoney; daughter, Kelly Elizabeth Mahoney, and her brother, Phillip Turnage. Funeral services will be held at Lancaster Funeral Chapel in Louisburg, N.C., at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 1998, with the Rev. Jimmie Miles officiating and interment following in Bunn, N.C. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

 McELRATH, Electa Ruth, 87, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Christiansburg, Va., died Tuesday, January 20, 1998, in Wilmington. The daughter of the late Mason Price and Ruth Olinger Price, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. McElrath, in 1965. She is survived by one son, Thomas S. McElrath Jr. of Newark, Del., and two grandsons, Daniel and Alan McElrath. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, January 26, at Richardson-Horne Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Richard H. Horne, with burial in Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.


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