Miscellaneous Roanoke County, Virginia Obituaries
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BALL, Loretta Sue Smith, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2000. Mrs. Ball was preceded in death by her parents, Gayleon H. and Ruth Bower Smith, one brother, Gayleon H. Smith, Jr. Surviving are one daughter, Shannon Ball of Salem; four brothers and their wives, Curtis (Gloria) Smith of Christiansburg, Norman (Pat) Smith of Roanoke, Wayne (Jeanne) Smith of Vernon Hill, Va., Nelson Smith of Salem; two sisters, Joyce (Carl) Story of Roanoke, Anita Bower of Radford; one grandson, Devin Ball. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 4 p.m. at John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Lykens officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home and Cremation Services. (540) 389-5441

BOWLING, Mr. William Augusta Sr., 90, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2000. "Bill" as he was fondly known, was born in Amherst County to the late John and Mary Campbell Bowling. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II. Mr. Bowling was a 33RD Degree Mason, serving in Alleghany-Dunbar Lodge #109, the Acorn Consistory #103 and Aladdin Temple Shriners #111. He worked at Norfolk and Western Railroad for over 40 years as a Pullman Porter, before retiring. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Spencer Payne, and later married the late Louise Brown Houston. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqulyn Wright and a son, John Nathaniel Bowling. He leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted family of one son, William A. Bowling, Jr.; two daughters, Otelia Spivey and Martha Stevens, all of Baltimore, Md.; a stepdaughter, Norma J. Houston, Silver Spring, Md.; three sons-in-law, Claude Spivey, George Stevens and Leroy Wright; one daughter-in-law, Corrine Bowling; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Charles and Wade Brown; a host of other relatives and friends. Anyone who knew "Bill" found him to be a loving and caring person, always smiling with a joke to tell. Funeral services will be Saturday 11 a.m. at Sweet Union Baptist Church. Dr. Edward T. Burton will officiate and the interment will be in Williams Memorial Park with Masonic Rites. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church. Friends may call Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home on Friday for viewing.

CLARK, Thelma D., 88, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday evening, April 5, 2000. She was the widow of Edward W. Clark, Sr. and was also preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Polly and Al Smith. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Linda Clark of Roanoke, Jimmy and Robyn Clark of Kernersville, N.C.; six grandchildren, Eddie, Paul, David, Katie, Daniel and Michael Clark; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Reid Clark; a brother and sister-in-law, Nelson and Phyllis Daniel of Lewisburg, W.Va.; a sister, Florine McCleary of Va. Beach; several nieces and nephews; two special friends, Kathy Clark and Gail Clark, both of Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from Oakey's East Chapel with the Rev. George Wesley Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Bonsack United Methodist Church (4493 Bonsack Road, Roanoke, Va. 24012). Friends may call at Oakey's East Chapel where the family will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

COLLINS, Clarence Wilbur, 68, of Bent Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2000. Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2000 in the Handley Family Cemetery, Craig Co. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.

CRAIG, Joseph L., 81, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2000. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home. 

EVERS, James Edward, 58, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Roanoke, died Monday, April 3, 2000. Funeral Mass Friday, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Salem. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home.

GRUBB, Essie May Gibson, 90, of Roanoke, passed into eternity on Saturday, April 1, 2000. The funeral service will be conducted at Windsor Hills Baptist Church at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

LYON, Mildred Weddle, 77, formerly of Roanoke, died Thursday, April 6, 2000 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.

OLIVER, James Waller, 86, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lilly Hackett Oliver; brothers, Willie A. Oliver, Thomas T. Oliver, Owen Oliver; stepbrother, Charlie Martin; stepsister, Carrie Janney. He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, James Marshall and Cleo M. Oliver, Jones Bruce Oliver; daughter and son-in-law, Annie Marie and Edward Romero of Colorado; half sisters, Mattie Lawrence and Mary Ronk; brother, Charles O. Oliver; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 12 noon at Lotz Salem Chapel with Rev. Gary Rhinesmith officiating. Burial to follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. 

PAULIN, Sue Conner, of Roanoke, entered the Assembly of Angels in God's presence on Tuesday, April 4, 2000. Graveside service 11:00 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Burial Park. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home. 

PLEASANTON, Norman Stephen, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2000. Mr. Pleasanton was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Dotty) Pleasanton and one son, Gary Pleasanton. He served on B-24 Bombers in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and attained Master of Masonic Lodge #584 three times in Dunmore, Pa., was governor of Moose Lodge #284. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, David and Kathleen Pleasanton of Rocky Hill, Conn.; two grandsons, Chris Pleasanton of Hartford, Conn. and Jeffrey Pleasanton of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one granddaughter, Casey Pleasanton of New Jersey. Friends may call at John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Private burial and memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home. (540) 389-5441

RUCKER, Willie Edward Jr., 57, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, April 3, 2000. He was born in Bedford County to Ollie Preston Rucker and the late Willie E. Rucker, Sr. He was employed by the City of Roanoke and retired after 32 years of service. Mr. Rucker was a Deacon at Garden of Prayer #6 and Spirit of Liberty Worship Center and remained faithful until his health failed. Deacon Rucker was an anointed man of God. He loved God, his family, his church family and his pastor. Those left to cherish his memory are his faithful wife, Josiah Teresa Rucker; one son, Dimituius, Roanoke; three daughters, Melinda (Michael) Boddie, Va. Beach, Patricia Dickens and Vickie (Earl) Holiday, both of Raleigh, N.C.; his mother, Ollie Rucker; two sisters, Mary Stores, Roanoke and Rosa Brown, Seattle, Washington; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and a host of cousins and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday 2 p.m. at the Spirit of Liberty Worship Center. Elder Malverse Simpson will officiate and the interment will follow in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church. Friends may call Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home on Friday for viewing.

SCOTT, Judy Poff, 49, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2000. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.

SECHRIST, Faye Deyerle, 69, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2000. She was a longtime employee of C & P Telephone Company and after 33 years of service retired as an engineer from Bell South Telephone. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Robert Sigmon Sechrist of Roanoke; also surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter E. and Elane Deyerle of Hochessin, Del. and Ira C. and Judy Deyerle of Salem; five sisters and brothers-in-law, LaVerne Deyerle of Salem, Joyce D. and Norman Matchett of Hadden Heights, N.J., Sherrye D. and Robert May of Abingdon, Va., June D. Fisher of Roanoke and Patricia D. and Robert Turner of Lynchburg, Va.; also surviving are fifteen nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2000 at John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home with Rev. Amy Oehlschlaeger officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1201 Hardy Road, Vinton 24179. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home. (540) 389-5441

SOWDER, Enos V., 89, of Roanoke County, died Thursday, April 6, 2000. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. 

SPEESE, Bertha Armstrong, 77, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 5, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Addison Speese, Sr. She was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church and a retired employee of Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Harry A. Speese, Jr. and wife, Renˇ, Vernon Vanmeter Speese and wife, Nancy; three daughters and son-in-law, Katherine Speese-Rakes, Judith A. Speese and Margaret S. Hambrick and husband, Michael S.; seven grandchildren, Amanda Speese, Bethany Speese, Judith Speese, Sarah Speese, Nathan Speese, Emily Speese and Christina Speese; and a sister-in-law, Helen V. Speese. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000 at Lotz Roanoke Chapel with Rev. David Kirk officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. Friends may call at Lotz Roanoke Chapel after 9 a.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3911 Greenland Ave., N.W., Roanoke, Va. 24012.

STANLEY, Zelda Annis, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2000. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.

WALKER, Douglas R., 46, of Roanoke, died Thursday, April 6, 2000 at his home. Doug was a heavy equipment operator for the City of Roanoke and was a deliveryman for Pizza Hut. He was a very loving and caring man that will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Walker; three daughters, Stephanie Mills, Rebecca Walker and Jennifer Walker; two grandchildren, Brittany and Anthony Mills; three brothers and many friends. Memorial services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000 at Oakey's North Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth K. Patrick officiating. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in Doug's memory. The family will receive friends from 12 noon Saturday until service time at Oakey's North Chapel. 

WEBER, Carla, (Cammie), 75, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2000. On March 3, 2000, she was predeceased by her husband, Norman F. Weber. Mrs. Weber was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she is survived by a daughter, Pam W. Toms and her husband, Chuck Toms; a daughter, Jill W. Blanchard and her husband, Dennis Blanchard; grandchildren, Carla Dunaway and her husband, Nick Dunaway, Michael and Michelle Blanchard; a brother, Larry Maddox and his wife, Billie Maddox of McAlester, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000 from St. Andrew's Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Randy Rule officiating. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church where a Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m. with Mr. Phil Gallagher officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis House or the St. Andrew's Catholic Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.

HUNT, Helen Slayton, of Rocky Mount, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000 in Lynchburg where she resided for the past 20 years. Mrs. Hunt was a member of Beulah Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Georgie R. Hunt, Sr. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Allen Cheatwood, Lynchburg; son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Denise Hunt, Fredericksburg; one grandson and wife, Christopher and Irene Cheatwood; one great-grandson, Andrew Cheatwood, all of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Wilson and Mary Slaten, Rocky Mount; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Garnett and Aaron McCrickard, Raleigh, N.C., Evelyn and Robert Hensley, Pensacola, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted from the Hunt Family Cemetery, 11 a.m. Saturday with Dr. Joe R. Bryant officiating. The family suggests memorials be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 432 Park Ave. S., New York, N.Y. 10016 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, S. Main St., Rocky Mount, Va.

MOORE, Douglas Wayne, (Doug), 64, of Boones Mill, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at home after a long illness. He was born in Franklin County January 24, 1936, a son of the late Kirb and Sally Moore. Doug served in the United States Army and he was retired from the trucking industry of 40 years. Doug's favorite hobbies were hunting and car racing. Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Shirley Nunley Moore of Boones Mill; his son, Terronez Moore of Boones Mill; his daughter, Trena Moore of Salem; two brothers and sisters-in-law, B. A. and Barbara Moore of Roanoke, Alfred and Hattie Moore of Boones Mill. He is also survived by his mother-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lottie, Michael and Johnny Nunley of Roanoke and Barney Nunley of Salem. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Saturday with the Reverend Robert Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday with the family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, S. Main Street, Rocky Mount, Va.

POTTER, Silas W., 72, of Rocky Mount, died Friday, March 31, 2000. Funeral service on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Stanfield Mortuary Service Chapel, Rocky Mount, Va.

ALLEY, Jennie Poff, 87, of Christiansburg, formerly of Salem, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, April 4, 2000. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday from the Horne Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Leon Alley with burial in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke. Friends may call at Horne's in Christiansburg.

MILLS, William Lee, Sr., 79, of Radford, died Thursday, April 6, 2000 in Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. Surviving are a son, William Mills, Jr. of Christiansburg; a daughter, Barbara M. Dobbins of Missouri; and a stepson, Kermit Roberts of Radford; two brothers, Harman Mills, Radford, Clarence Mills, Snowville; and a sister, Elizabeth Hinkley of New River. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000 at the DeVilbiss Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Tom Oliphant officiating. Interment will follow in Rockford Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2000 at the DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford. 

PETERS, Chloe James, 94, of Floyd, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2000 in a Roanoke hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Peters and a son, Wayne Peters. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Nancy Peters of Copper Hill; daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Lenard Harris of Salem, Shelby and Donald Fortner of Danville, Ky.; grandchildren, Larry Wayne Peters, Carole Ann Craighead, Katherine Faith Hacker, Peggy Lynn Todaro, Michael L. Harris; great-grandchildren, Rebecca Peters, Bradley Peters, Quinn Todaro, Audrey Grace Hacker; sister, Mrs. Earl (Flora) Nolen of Floyd. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Donald Fortner officiating. Burial will follow in the Radford Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Maberry Funeral Home.

SHELBURNE, Roy M., 89, of Riner, died Thursday, April 6, 2000. Arrangements by DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford.

SHIPE, Frank Boyd, 88, of Radford, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2000 at the New River Valley Medical Center. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Radford. Survivors include his wife, Katie V. Shipe of Radford; a son, James Guy Shipe of Lovettsville; a daughter, Mary Caroline Beard of Pace, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Kay F. Cook of Radford; four grandchildren, Richard Shipe, Kendall Shipe, Michael Shipe and Jeffrey Beard; one great-grandchild, Emma Rose Shipe; two brother, Paul Shipe of Waldorf, Md. and Calvin Shipe of Lancaster, Penn.; two sisters, Isabelle Booher of South Charleston, W.Va. and Savilla Hill of Cincinnati, Ohio. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 9, 2000 at 1 p.m. from the Presbyterian Church of Radford, with the Rev. O. Wendell Manuel officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. 

TRAXEL, Dorothy Creasy Dowdy, 78, of Norfolk and formerly of Blacksburg, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at Sentara Nursing Center Norfolk. She is survived by her three daughters, Betty Dowdy Norman of Norfolk, Linda Dowdy Wallace of Norwich, Conn., Susan V. Traxel of Christiansburg; son, Roger Linwood Dowdy of Christiansburg; sister, Berneda Creasy Hale of Blacksburg; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 1 p.m. in the Westview Cemetery Blacksburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168TH St., New York, N.Y. 10032-9982.

WEISS, Arnold Jackson, (Speedy), 73, of Radford, died Thursday, April 6, 2000 in Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. He was a retired employee of the City of Radford and a painter. Surviving are his wife, Edna H. Weiss, Radford; a stepson, Ronnie Rupe, Prices Fork; a stepdaughter, Lucille Graham, Radford; and a daughter, Wendy Phillips, Dublin; three brothers, John David Weiss, Dublin, Charles A. Weiss, Jr., New River and Clinton T. Weiss of Florida; several nieces, nephews and grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000 at the DeVilbiss Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Don Drummond officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2000 at the DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford. VFW Post #776 will conduct military graveside services. 

DILLOW, David Harold, 77, of Bland, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000 in the Wythe County Community Hospital. He was born in Bland County, the son of the late William C. and Mary Hanshew Dillow. He attended St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and helped coach little league baseball and men's softball. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was preceded in death by his wife, Janie M. Dillow and one daughter, Betty Lee Dillow. He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Zareda Ward, Marie and David Lambert, all of Bland, Va., Debbie and Dale Clark of Wytheville, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Doris Dillow of Bland, Va.; two sisters, Margaret Tibbs and Betty Penley, both of Bland, Va.; a brother, Edgar "Skip" Dillow of Bland, Va.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Murry Ziegenfuss officiating. Interment will follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery in Bland. Graveside Military Rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #9. The family will receive friends at the Newberry Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Building Fund. Newberry Funeral Home in Bland, Va. is in charge of the arrangements.

SUTHERLAND, Mary Margaret Crabtree, 80, of Wytheville, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2000 in Wythe County Community Hospital. Mrs. Sutherland grew up as a child of missionaries in Brazil and came to Wythe County after graduating from the University of Richmond in 1940. She was a retired school teacher from the Wythe County School System after teaching for over 40 years. She was a member of the Wytheville Baptist Church, the Delta Kappa Gamma, Retired Teachers Association, and the Christian Women's Club. She is preceded in death by her parents, Asa Routh Crabtree and Mabel Henderson Crabtree, and her sister, Lydia Crabtree Love. She is survived by her husband, Raymond D. Sutherland of Wytheville; one son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Christine Sutherland, Jr. of Wilton, Conn.; one brother and sister-in-law, George William and Marilyn Crabtree of Adelphia, Md.; three grandchildren, Kathryn Layne Sutherland, Elaine Margaret Sutherland, Mary James Sutherland, all of New York City, New York; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews also survive. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Wytheville Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Barry Losey. The family will receive friends at the Wytheville Baptist Church at 10 a.m. until service time. The interment will follow in the West End Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wytheville Baptist Church Building Fund. The Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements.

WINFREY, Lois Whittington, 73, of 7130 Suncrest Dr., Lynchburg, formerly of Roanoke, died Thursday, April 6, 2000 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Bill Winfrey. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2000 in the Woodall-Tharp Chapel, with the Reverend David Place officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 237-9424

WRIGHT, Shirley Phillips, 74, of Marion, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Seaver-Brown Funeral Service Chapel.

HOWERY, Al, 63, of Camden, S.C., formerly of Gastonia, N.C., died Tuesday, April 4, 2000. Born in Cambria, Va., he was the son of Gladys Nunn Howery and the late Dee Howery. Mr. Howery was retired from the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam. He was also retired from Alpha Gary Corporation in Pineville, N.C. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Grande Howery of Camden; mother of Blacksburg, Va.; son, Daniel P. Howery of Shaw AFB, S.C.; three daughters, Lecia Lynn of Orlando, Fla., Dara McGinnis of Savannah, Ga. and Sara Gunter of Gastonia, N.C.; five grandchildren; four sisters, Patsy Duncan, Janet Dowdy, Madeline Frazier and Loretta Boyle; one brother, Alfred Howery. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 2 p.m. in Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery with full Military Rites. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 411, Camden, S.C. 29020. Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

BAKER, Cecil Monroe, 76, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, May 8, 2000. Mr. Baker was an Exxon dealer for 30 years and part owner of Universal Steel, Inc. He was preceded in death a son, Jerry E. Baker. He is survived by his wife, Rachel E. Baker; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Joe Hartman of Salem, Karen and John Turner of Roanoke; sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Stephen M. and wife, Judy Baker of Alpharetta, Ga., Danny W. and wife, Evelyn Baker of Midlothian, Chris E. and wife, Judy Baker of Greer, S. C.; sisters, Ava Linkous and Esther Hopkins; brother, Jesse L. Baker; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kimberly, Melinda, Scott, Bradley, Brent, Andrew and Rachel Baker, Allen and Jonathon Hartman, Laura and J. T. Turner; four great-grandchildren, Joshua, Adam and Stephen Setchel and Noel Baker. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000 at Oakey's North Chapel, with the Rev. Walter L. Wood officiating. The interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey's North Chapel.

BARLOW, Nona Ruth, 75, of Roanoke, passed away, Sunday, May 7, 2000. Funeral services will be Friday, May 12, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church. NAME, 

BROWN, Frank C., 76, of Roanoke, went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 8, 2000 after a lengthy illness during which he fought the good fight and kept the faith. He was a long time member or Rockingham Court Methodist Church, where he served as Chairman of the Trustees and taught the adult Fellowship Class for many years. He was an army Veteran of World War II and retired from Mason-Dixon Lines after 38 years of service where he was active in "Trucking Roadeo's." Mr. Brown was state champion 13 times. After his retirement, Mr. Brown worked with the Southwest Virginian Safety Council in staging their "Trucking Roadeo's." He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. Surviving is his beloved wife of 57 years, Edith Louise Brown; a son and daughter in law, Gary Lee and Vera Brown of Troutville; a daughter and son in law, Teresa B. and Reggie Wickham of Roanoke; grandson, Brian Wickham; step-grandchildren, Derek Banks and Jennifer Banks; brothers, Clarence Brown of Roanoke, Herbert Brown of Florida; sister, Geraldine Catherine Cole of Pennsylvania; sisters in law, Nellie Williams, Margaret Brown, both of Roanoke; and numerous special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 11 am Friday with the Rev. Jo Ellen Hetherington, assisted by Rev. Ben Chidester, and Rev. Todd Conn. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family would like to express a special thanks to Carilion Cancer Center, Gentle Shepherd Hospice, and the many friends for their prayers. Friends may call at Oakey's Vinton Chapel where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm and Thursday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm.

CALHOUN, Daisy H., 85, a longtime resident of the Clearbrook area, died Sunday, May 7, 2000. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

FISHER, Eric Ray, 27, of Roanoke went home on Monday , May 8, 2000. He was a student at Virginia Western where he studied criminal justice through Radford University. He was employed as a juvenile correction officer at Natural Bridge. He was a member of Mountain Pass Baptist Church of Salem. Surviving are his mother and step father, Susan and Glenn Markham of Roanoke; brother and fiancˇe Clay Fisher and Susan Champe; grandparents, Clyde and Mary Hudgins; father, H. Ray Fisher of Roanoke; grandmother, Dillie T. Gibson, Salem; two nephews, Jamie Eric Fisher and Tyler Ace Champe, niece, Hope Fisher; Eric's fiancee Margaret Telsch of Roanoke; also Todd and many other special friends and special dog "Ace." Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Ira F. Tolliver and Pastor Mike Lee officiating in Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton, Virginia. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to St. Judes Childrens' Hospital. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 till 9 p.m., Wednesday at Oakey's Vinton Chapel.

JOHNSON, Virginia, 94, formerly of Roanoke, died of natural causes on Monday, May 8, 2000 in the Brethern Village in Lancaster, Pa., where she resided since 1997. She was the widow of Paul S. Johnson, who she married in 1927. She attended the University of Virginia where she studied nursing from 1925 to 1927. Born in Richmond, she was the daughter of the late Henry Edward and Pearl Jackson. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Greene Memorial United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Paul S. Johnson, Jr.; and a sister, Beth Fletcher. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and James Zollman of Lancaster, Pa.; five grandchildren, Karen Gauci of New York, N.Y., Lori Thompson of Roanoke, Cynthia Zollman of Leola, Pa., Stephen Zollman of Chattanooga, Tenn., Robin Laney of Nashville, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel conducted by the Rev. Walter M. Lockett, Jr. and the Rev. Thomas Laney. Interment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

MARTIN, James E., D.D.S., 89, of Roanoke, died Monday, May 8, 2000. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II, was a graduate of Roanoke College and the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He practiced as a dentist in the Roanoke Valley for over 35 years. He served on the Naval Reserve Board after World War II. Dr. Martin was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Mary Bertie Carmack Martin; and granddaughter, Michelle Litwiller. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ona and Roger Litwiller of Roanoke; grandchildren and spouses, Sam DeLong, James and Jenny DeLong, Michael and Nicole DeLong and Nicole and David Finney; one great-grandson, Michael James DeLong. Graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday in Sherwood Memorial Park, with Pastor Quigg Lawrence officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. The family wishes to thank the special people who participated in his care, Edna Adams, Ruby Yates, Tonya Saunders, Betty Taylor and Roberta Meador.

MITCHELL, Edith Quesenberry, 81, of Roanoke, formerly of Radford, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2000 at her home. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry H. Mitchell. Mrs. Mitchell was retired from the Dietary Dept. of Radford Community Hospital. A loving homemaker, wife and mother, she is survived by her sons and daughter, Lee Mitchell of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Ann Rowell and Dean Mitchell, both of Roanoke; two grandchildren, David Martin and Linda Mitchell; a devoted brother, Sterling Quesenberry and his wife Barbara Quesenberry of Snowville; three sisters, Ruby Evans of Fla., Orpha Sadler of S.C., Macie Stabnow of Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Virginia Topper. The family wishes to thank the neighbors at Quail Valley for their many acts of love and care shown to Edith. Those preferring memorials, please, consider The Arthritis Foundation, 3805 Cutshall Ave., Suite 200, Richmond, VA 23230. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000, from Unity Church of the Roanoke Valley. The Rev. Diane Scribner Clevenger will officiate. Interment service will follow at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, with the Rev. Catherine Houchins officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

WADE, Harry B. Jr., 81, of Roanoke, died Monday, May 8, 2000 at a local hospital. He attended William Byrd High School and Virginia Tech. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, having received the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He retired from the Commonwealth of Virginia's Fire Marshall's Office as a Plans Engineer. He was a member and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church in Roanoke. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Gladys Wade; a son, Marshall Christopher Wade. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lucille Wade; daughters and sons-in-law, Emily Susan and Paul Brown, Leslee Karen and Vincent Kenefake; granddaughters, Melissa and Lindsey Brown and Mary Ella and Katherine Kenefake. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000 at Oakey's Vinton Chapel with Rev. Donna Britt and Dr. Harry Y. Gamble officiating. The interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton. The family will receive friends 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey's Vinton Chapel. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or the Vinton First Aid Crew. 

WIMMER, Maggie Teel, 99, of Roanoke, died Sunday, May 7, 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents, George L. and Ora Tyree Teel; her husband, Irvin O. Wimmer; sisters, Essie Teel Reed and Pauline Teel Sowers; brothers, Alex Tyree Teel and Robert Scot Teel. Surviving are her sisters, Mildred Teel Burnette and Ethel Teel Holt, both of Bent Mountain; a sister-in-law, Weata Wimmer; a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000 in Sherwood Memorial Park. The Rev. Robert Hamner will officiate. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cave Spring Rescue Squad or the Bent Mountain Rescue Squad.

EARICK, Ronald Gerald, 64, of Rocky Mount, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, S. Main Street, Rocky Mount.

ROBERTSON, Willie Lewis, 74, of Rocky Mount, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Arrangements by Lynch Funeral Home.

WEBB, Eva Cahill, 74, of Rocky Mount, died Sunday, May 7, 2000 in a local nursing home. She was a longtime member of Antioch Church of the Brethren where she was a deaconess for many years. Her parents, George Everett and Lillian Helms Cahill and an infant daughter preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Terry Webb of the home; four sons and two daughters-in-law, John Webb of Boones Mill, Earl Webb of Callaway, Larry and Lynn Webb of Salem, Amos and Donna Webb of Poquoson; seven grandchildren, Stephen Webb, Jared Webb, Emily Webb, John Webb II, Britteny Webb, Lauren Howel, Charlie Howel; her brothers, Isaac Cahill, Clyde Cahill, Jesse Cahill, all of Martinsville, Moir Cahill of Greensboro, N.C.; a half brother, Joe Cahill of Bassett; two sisters, Nell Schkens of Oklahoma, Jewell Cahill of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday from Antioch Church of the Brethren with Rev. Dennis Brown and Pastors Melvin and Lisa Fike officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials to Antioch Church of the Brethren, 2996 Callaway Road, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday with her family receiving friends from 6 until 9 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, S. Main St., Rocky Mount.

ALEXANDERSON, Alice V., 91, of Blacksburg, died Sunday, May 7, 2000 at the Kroontje Health Care Center. A native of Sweden, Alice was the daughter of Selma Svensson and Johan Johnsson. Alice was the wife of the late John Alexanderson. Alice was also preceded in death by two sisters, Sonja Johnsson and Agda Gabrielsson and two brothers, Torvald Johnsson and Enar Johnsson. She is survived by three children, Mary Rodriguez of Blacksburg, Jon Alexanderson of Bedford Hills, N.Y., and Linda Ebert of Hendersonville, N.C. Alice is also survived by a brother, Borje Johnsson; and a sister, Asta Lindberg; and four grandchildren, Beth and Bill Rodriguez and Laurie and Mark Ebert. Funeral service will be held in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel in Blacksburg on Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 4 p.m. A graveside service will be held at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Kisco, New York on Friday, May 12, 2000 at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service on Wednesday at the McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

COX, Alma Sue Lafon, age 79, of Blacksburg, died Sunday, May 7, 2000 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the Blacksburg First Wesleyan Church with the Rev. John Hopkins and the Rev. Raymond Powers officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

GRAVLEY, Coagle Draper, 71, of Pulaski, Virginia, died Sunday, May 7, 2000. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000 in Stevens Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski.

PHILLIPS, Martin W., of Willis, born on July 3, 1914, passed away Monday, May 8, 2000 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by his only son, Glen B. Phillips; a son-in-law, Robert R. Lee; and his parents, Andrew Curtis and Lena May Phillips; also two sisters, Dove Hall and Ola Harris; four brothers, Terry, Edgar, Huger and Wyatt Phillips. He leaves behind his loving and dedicated wife of sixty-four years, Vernie Akers Phillips of Willis. Also surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Erma J. and Walter Reed of Alum Ridge, Ollie May Lee of Mechanicsville; daughter-in-law and husband, Betty Phillips Ratliff and Mitch of Bedford; grandchildren, Phillip and Susan Reed, Sharon and Donnie Cox, Donna and John Wikstrom, Deborah Minahan, Robert Lee, II, Paul and Susan Phillips, Wesley and Stephanie Phillips; stepgrandson, Chris Wikstrom; great-grandchildren, Amanda and Greg Conner, Alicia and Jason Slaughter, Patrick Minahan; sister, Bernice Mitchell of Salem; brothers, Victor Phillips, Carlysle Phillips, J. D. Phillips, all of Willis; many nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Phillip Weddle. Martin was a building contractor in Floyd and surrounding counties for many years. He was well known and loved by all who knew him and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. He had many interests and hobbies. His woodworking and beautiful musical instruments that he handcrafted are very precious to his family. Also, his love of music that he has passed on to his family and many others. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd with the Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Burial will be in Big Sand Cemetery in beautiful Indian Valley. Friends may call at the Maberry Funeral Home after 8 a.m. Tuesday where the family will be to greet all who wish to visit between 6 and 9 p.m. Thanks and appreciation to all who have helped with their love and concern through this difficult time. Every act of kindness will be forever remembered. Special thanks to all at Skyline Manor Nursing Home who have cared for him when the time came for care that family could no longer provide. Before Martin's long struggle with illness, he was a happy, laughing person, and an inspiration to all who knew him. Today he is smiling down on us all while he awaits our coming to join him. Love to all. 

BANE, James L., 44, of Natural Bridge Station, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Arrangements by Lomax Funeral Home, Buena Vista. 

BOSWELL, Ruby McKaughan, 89, of Marion, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000 at Seaver-Brown Funeral Chapel. 

BROUGHMAN, James E., (Johnny), 72, of Lexington, died Sunday, May 7, 2000 at his residence. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000 from Williams-Wilson Funeral Service Chapel.

CARROLL, Isabell Jones, 88, of Glasgow, died May 8, 2000 at her residence. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2000 at Williams-Wilson Funeral Service, Lexington.

CARTER, Nellie Henson, 76, of Buena Vista, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2000, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel.

CASSADY, Abbie Jene, age 73, of 4297 Oak Level Road, Bassett, Virginia, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Collins Funeral Chapel, Bassett.

CLARK, Rev. Chester Lee, 77, of Collinsville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 7, 2000. Funeral Wednesday, 3 p.m., Oakey's North Chapel .

CLAY, Etta Burgess, 75, of Gretna, died May 9, 2000. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2000 at the Gretna Church of God of Prophecy. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is handling arrangements. 

DUNKLEY, Sue Vaught, 72, of Wytheville died Monday, May 8, 2000 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Thomas O. and Annie McClintock Vaught and was retired from the Wythe County School System. She was a member of the Crockett Chapel United Methodist Church where she held many positions. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Loretta Fuller, Ann Early and Lucille Vaught. She is survived by her husband, James E. Dunkley, Sr. of Wytheville; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Cathy and Donnie Pattison of Wytheville, Kay Dunkley of Fredericksburg, Susan and Russell Fisher of Wytheville, Helen and Harry Moore of Cripple Creek; one son, Jimmy and Jacqueline Dunkley of Cripple Creek; one sister, Bonnie V. Crigger of Virginia Beach; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Thomas O. "Tom" Vaught, George A. and Jane Vaught, Mack B. and Wanda Vaught, all of Wytheville; seven grandchildren, Jill Brewster, Kelly Thomas, Jon Fisher, Jared Fisher, Jamie Dunkley, Jeff Dunkley, Jessica Moore; two great-grandchildren, Meagan Brewster and Shania Thomas; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Thursday 11 a.m. in the Crockett Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Jeff Callahan with the interment in the Gleaves Family Cemetery, Cripple Creek. The family will receive friends at the Grubb Funeral Home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Crockett Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, c / o Linda Porter, 1861 St. Peters Road, Cripple Creek, VA 24322 or to the Wythe County Rescue Squad. The Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

GOODBAR, Frances H., 72, of Lexington, died Saturday, May 6, 2000 at Shenandoah Valley Health Care Center. Born August 5, 1927 in Ivy Depot, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Louise Showalter Hotinger. She had been employed by Virginia Military Institute with ten years service, and also by the former Virginia House Restaurant, which was owned and operated by her husband, James E. Goodbar, Jr. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lexington. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, James E. (Sandy) Goodbar, III, of Springfield and William Norman (Bill) Goodbar of Norfolk. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, may 13, 2000 from Williams-Wilson Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. J. Bradford Langdon officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Williams-Wilson Funeral Service, Lexington. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 147 S. Main St., Lexington, Va. 24450. 

HARTLESS, Steven Ray, 37, of Vesuvius, died Monday, May 8, 2000. He was born April 24, 1963 in Lexington, son of the late Guy Day Hartless, Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Hartless. He was a logger with Beverly Bros. Logging Company, Buena Vista. He is survived by his wife, Regina Chittum Hartless; children, Cassidy Raye Hartless of the home, Steven Mitchell Hartless, Stella Elizabeth Hartless and Jamie Leanne Hartless, all of Lexington; stepson, Michael David Hartless of Lexington; three sisters, Patsy A. Hartless of Vesuvius, Jacqueline K. Hartless of Kerrs Creek, Jennifer Hartless-Tyree and husband, Wayne of Vesuvius; brothers, Guy D. Hartless, Jr. and wife, Linda of Vesuvius, Sgt. Paul Hartless and wife, Renee of Greensburg, Ky. and Jeffrey Hartless of Vesuvius; father and mother-in-law, Burton and Carolyn Chittum of Vesuvius; brothers-in-law, Delmas Chittum and Mike Chittum; sister-in-law, Lisa Chittum, all of Vesuvius; special niece, Nancy Hartless; special nephew, Joseph Hartless, both of Vesuvius. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Gail Hartless and brother, David Mitchell Hartless. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000 at the graveside in Fairfield Cemetery, with the Rev. Claude Floyd officiating. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, May 10, 2000 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Lomax Funeral Home, Buena Vista.

HEUSER, Dolores Marie Nichter, 72, of Lexington, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Arrangements by the Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington. 

HILLWIG, James Montaville, 82, of Austinville, passed away Monday, May 8, 2000. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000 in Vaughan-Guynn McGrady Chapel.

MOORE, Brenda Huffman, 49, of Buena Vista, went to be with the Lord Monday, May 8, 2000. She was born March 4, 1951 in Lexington, daughter of Carl Huffman and the late Nancy Gillespie Huffman. She attended Grace Trinity Church and New Beginnings Church, both in Buena Vista. Mrs. Moore was manager of the Dollar General Store in Lexington. She was very active in the Sunday night mixed bowling league. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Gillespie Huffman. She is survived by her husband, Butch Moore; a precious son, Bobby Moore of Buena Vista; her father and stepmother, Carl and Marjorie Huffman of Buena Vista; a brother, Gene Huffman and wife Brenda of Buena Vista; two sisters, Joyce Montgomery and husband Dickie of Buena Vista, and Barbara Hickman and husband Charlie of Lexington; a special niece, Stephanie Jenkins and husband Jamey and their two sons, Zach and Luke, all of New York; also numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2000 at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Jim Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

WEAVER, Curtis, 60, of Whitetop, passed away Monday, May 8, 2000. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Upper Helton Baptist Church, Whitetop. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence is in charge of arrangements. 

McLEMORE, Jake Paul of Huntsville, Ala., died Sunday, May, 7, 2000. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel. 


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