Miscellaneous Roanoke County, Virginia Obituaries
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|BUCKLAND, Healanna Rader, 65, of Salem, passed away Sunday, August
13, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Buckland. She
is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Susan and William Thompson,
Old Town, Fla., Cathy Buckland and fiancˇ, Rick Chandler, Roanoke; grandchildren,
Darryl Thompson, Jaquelyn Thompson; brother, Eugene Burks; several nieces
and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 17, 2000 at
2 p.m. from Lotz Roanoke Chapel with the Rev. Charles Hoffler officiating.
Entombment to follow in Evergreen Burial Park. The family will receive
friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
CARROLL, James Carlton, ("Jimmy"), 76, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Nettie Carroll, and brother, Edgar Carroll. Surviving his his wonderful wife of 54 years, Velma Reed Carroll of Roanoke; daughter and son-in-law, Audrey Carroll Wyrick and Garnet of Troutville; a son, Jay Carroll of Roanoke; sister, Hazeltine Francisco of Salem; brother, Buddy Carroll of North Dakota; one loving grandchild, Stephen Wyrick and wife, Cinnamon; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Carroll was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served his country in World War II. He was a loyal member of the V.F.W., American Legion, and the Teamsters Union. He retired from Hemingway Transport with 30 years of service. After retirement, he made a wonderful addition to the family business of Coyner Springs Exxon. He will be sadly missed by all of his loyal friends and customers of the business. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at Oakey's East Chapel with the Rev. Philip Ayers officiating. The interment will follow in Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Oakey's East Chapel, (977-3909).
CAWLEY, Ruth Virginia Weiss, 73, of Roanoke, died Sunday, August 13, 2000. She was preceded in death by her son, Allen Cawley, and was the widow of Edward Junior Cawley. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Henry Wood, Warwick, R.I., Sheila Thomas, Brenda and Floyd Critcher, all of Roanoke; her sons, Jeffrey Cawley, Warwick, R.I., Ricky Cawley, Roanoke; her grandchildren, JoDee Jeans and husband, Bob, Tommy Thomas and wife, Stacie, all of Rocky Mount, Tiffany Kinsey, Melissa Peters, both of Roanoke, Denise McGarrahan and husband, Ronnie, Sharon and Tommy Wood, all of Warwick, R.I.; ten great-grandchildren; her sisters, Mary Stafford, Cordesville, S.C., Janet Flynn, Vermillion, Ohio; her brothers, Freddie, Ronnie, and Bobby Weiss, all of Roanoke; and her many special friends at Stratford Park. A funeral service will be held at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, Wednesday, August 16, 11 a.m., with the Rev. Rawleigh W. Quarles, Sr., officiating. Interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family suggest donations be made to the American Lung Association in her memory. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, where the family will be from 7 to 9 p.m.
CRAWFORD, Charles W., 67, of Catawba, passed away Saturday morning, August 12, 2000, at his residence. He was a member of Catawba Valley Baptist Church, but regularly attended Shiloh United Methodist Church. He was also a life time member of the Catawba Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a mechanic by trade and retired from Dominion Dodge. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Pearl G. Crawford; a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Keith Blankenship; a most cherished granddaughter, Ashley Blankenship; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary C. Orange, Susan C. and Steve Bandy; brothers and sisters-in-law, R. Barry Crawford and Linda, Dennis Crawford and Susan; six nieces and one nephew; special friends, Clifford and Betty Blankenship, David and Carolyn Rhodes. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 12 noon, at the Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. Sharon Eden, Rev. R. C. Wagoner, Dr. Carl Collins officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Lotz Salem Chapel.
DEADWYLER, R. Hope, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, August 14, 2000. She was the widow of Dr. James L. Deadwyler. Surviving is a son, Brant J. Deadwyler; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna L. Deadwyler, Andra L. and J. Carroll Smith, all of Roanoke, Lesley G. and Andrew Tsai Saratogota, Calif.; grandchildren, Corban and Anna Smith, Collin and April Tsai; a brother, Jeff H. Hodges, Hartford, Conn.; sister, Janet S. Docton, Santa Clara, Utah. Services will be private. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.
DYE, Lester Henry, ("Les"), 84, of Roanoke, formerly of Buchanan, passed away Friday, August 11, 2000. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2000, Virginia Presbyterian Church, Buchanan. Visitation Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Botetourt Funeral Home, 14920 Lee Highway, Buchanan (254-3000).
EPPERLY, Willard Harding, ("Wid"), 79, of Roanoke, died Friday, August 11, 2000. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, in the Lotz Salem Chapel.
FELTON, Sallie Couch, 101, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2000. Funeral Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.
FLEMING, William Cecil, 86 of Salem, formerly of Shively, Kentucky, died Sunday, August 13, 2000. Mr. Fleming was a longtime employee of the International Harvester Corporation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elveida Ball Fleming, and was a member of the Salem Church of Christ. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Garry A. and Susan W. Fleming; granddaughter, Amanda Fleming; grandson, Andrew Fleming, all of Roanoke; brothers, Talmage Fleming, Evansville, Indiana, Robert Fleming, Louisville, Ky.; and sister, Doris Nixon, also of Louisville. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Roanoke Fund c / o Roanoke College, 221 College Ln., Salem, Virginia 24153, or to the Ruth Hale Scholarship Fund C / O Southview United Methodist Church, 3539 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24019. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2000 in Louisville Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at W. G. Hardy Funeral Home, 4101 Dixie Highway, Shivly, Kentucky. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home. (366-0707)
GLASSNER, Myron S., ("Mike"), 82, of Roanoke, died Sunday evening, August 13, 2000. He was a member and past President of Temple Emanuel, a graduate of Indiana University, an Air Force major in WW II, and a retired lifelong jeweler in Roanoke. Mr. Glassner was involved in numerous community activities including the Kiwanis and the Kazim Shrine Temple. He was preceded in death by his sister, Geraldine Smith. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Eva Fink Glassner; two sons and daughters-in-law, Barry R. Glassner and Betsy Amster, of Los Angeles, Calif., Jonathan S. Glassner and Mara Lebin, of Encino, Calif.; a granddaughter, Samantha Glassner; a nephew, Michael Smith and wife, Ruth, of Indianapolis, Ind.; two cousins, Marjorie Fitterman, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jack Remington. Funeral services will be conducted from the graveside, Temple Emanuel Cemetery, at noon Wednesday with Rabbi Kathy Cohen officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society (P.O. Box 554, Roanoke, Va. 24003-0554), The American Heart Association (4504 Starkey Road, Suite 115, Roanoke, Va. 24014), Temple Emanuel (1163 Persinger Rd. SW, Roanoke, Va. 24015), or Southern Poverty Law Center. The family wish to express their sincere appreciation to Mr. Glassner's caregivers, Joyce Craft, Deana Thurman, Dee Eggleston, Carol Mathena and Kathy Mytko, as well as the staff at Roanoke Memorial Hospital's Nine West. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.
JAMES, Violet Miller, 86, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2000. A graveside service will be held at Sherwood Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2000. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.
NAVAREZ, Margaret Elizabeth Harris Crawley, 46, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, August 14, 2000. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home, (540) 345-9100
PETERS, Bettie Newman, 64, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 12, 2000. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Harry L. Peters of Roanoke; two brothers, David Newman of Blue Ridge and Ellis Newman of Knoxville, Tenn.; special niece and nephew, Tammy Williamson and Clay Newman; special great-niece, Olivia Williamson; also two other nephews, one niece; and special aunt, Evelyn Moore. Graveside services will be held in Evergreen Burial Park, 2 p.m. Wednesday, with Rev. Frank W. Feather officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.
PORTER, Yvonne Walker, 61, formerly of Roanoke, passed away Friday, August 11, 2000 in Concord, NC. Surviving are her husband, F.R. "Red" Porter; sons and daughter-in-law, Mark and Dawn Fields, of Moneta, F.R. "Chip" Porter, of Hudson, NC; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Bob Eubank, of Christiansburg; grandchildren, Brandi, Michael and Amber; four brothers, Nathan, Roger, Edgar and Lonnie; three sisters, Wyma, Patricia and Phyllis; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2000 in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Pastor Jeffery Clemons will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Oakey's North Chapel.
PRESTON, Alphonsia, 64, of Roanoke, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was born August 27, 1935, to the late Mary Francis and Richard Preston, Sr., in Bedford County. He served his country faithfully, and was honorably discharged in 1960. Mr. Preston was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Harrison, and Sam Preston; and two sisters, Mary K. Preston and Nannie C. Cofer. Surviving to cherish his memory is a loving wife, Doretha L. Preston, Roanoke; son, Tommy A. Preston, Roanoke, four daughters, Cynthia M. (John) Jones, Fayetteville, N.C., Sherry L. Hill, Jacksonville, Fla., Gloria A. Sprauve and Briggitte F. Mason of Roanoke; three brothers, Charles O. (Gladys) Preston, Bedford, Earnest (Dolly) Preston, and Milton E. Preston of Roanoke; four sisters, Ollie C. Rucker, Edith E. Hall, Betty (Clinton) Terry and Mildred E. Preston, all of Roanoke; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Dr. J. Eugene Young officiating. Interment will follow at the Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Hamlar-Cutis Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may also call at Hamlar-Curtis on Tuesday for viewing.
PUGH, Cecil D., ("C.D. or Cece"), 61, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 14, 2000, after a brief illness. He was a member of the New Beginning Baptist Church, and was employed by Roanoke County for 25 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Pugh, and a son, Dale Pugh. Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Betty Pugh; daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn R. Pugh, Roanoke, Christina and Mike Holdren, Roanoke, Theresa and Bob Batchalor, Tampa, Fla., Terry and Karen Pugh, Roanoke; son, Tony Malone, Roanoke; daughter-in-law, Susan Malone, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Amanda Parks, Justin Malone, both of Roanoke, Megan Malone, Pennsylvania, Joshua and Katie Batchalor, Tampa, Fla., Danielle and Brett, Roanoke; four brothers, Raymond Pugh, Mississippi, Auburn Pugh, Vinton, Ronnie Pugh, Roanoke, David Pugh, Vinton; three sisters, Gaynell Glover, Shirley Ryder, and Joyce Peters, all of Vinton. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2000, with the Rev. Jerry Clevenger officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at Oakey's Vinton Chapel where the family will receive friends Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
REED, Mary Flowers, 88, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, August 14, 2000. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (366-0707)
THRASHER, Anita Alene Pittman, 85, of 187 Doe Drive, Boone, N.C., died Monday morning, August 14, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was a native of Roanoke, Va., born July 5, 1915, a daughter of the late Robert T. Pittman, Sr., and Clara Brown Pittman. Mrs. Thrasher had lived in Boone, N.C. for nine years and was a member of Greenway Baptist. She had previously lived in Pleasant Garden, N.C., for 35 years, and was a member of Magnolia Street Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Jay W. Thrasher of the home; two sons, David Thrasher and wife, Myra of Greensboro, N.C., and Don Thrasher and wife, Phyllis of Boone, N.C.; a brother, Robert Pittman of College Park, Ga.; a sister, Marie Bell of Pleasant Garden, N.C.; two granddaughters, Kimberly Dennings and husband, Mark of Greensboro, N.C. and Lori Thrasher of Boone, N.C.; three grandsons, James Thrasher and wife, Alesha of Greensboro, N.C., Eric Thrasher of Greensboro, N.C., and Matt Thrasher of Boone, N.C.; and a great-granddaughter, Sharray Thrasher of Boone, N.C. Funeral services for Mrs. Anita Pittman Thrasher will be condcuted Thursday morning at 11 a.m. at Greenway Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. D. Harold Bennett. Burial will follow in MountLawn Memorial Park & Gardens. Flowers will be acecepted or memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 3602, Boone, N.C., or to Greenway Baptist Church, Building Fund, 880 Greenway Road, Boone, N.C. 28607. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Greenway Baptist Church, and at other times at the Thrasher residence. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, Boone, N.C., is in charge of the arrangements
WALKER, Johnny Michael Llewellyn, 26, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2000. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a graduate of Cimarron High School (Las Vegas, NV), and was the first football player in Nevada history to make All-State on both offense and defense. Johnny attended Ricks College in Idaho, and was a wonderful husband and father. Surviving are his wife, Vanessa Walker; two daughters, Samantha May (2 years old) and Kayla Marie (5 months old), all of Roanoke; his parents, Tom and Marie Dobray; a brother, Brian Walker; a sister, Rhonda Trombetti, all of Las Vegas, NV; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Philip and Valerie Willmott, of Roanoke; three sisters-in-law, Amber, Misty and Ashley; and a brother-in-law, Wade. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Cotton Hill Road) with President Dane C. McBride and Bishop Barry Light officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Burial Park. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society (P.O. Box 554, Roanoke, Va. 24003-0554). Friends may call after noon, Tuesday at Oakey's South Chapel, where the family will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
WALLACE, Sylvia Jean Gardner, 52, of Roanoke, departed this life on Friday, August 11, 2000, at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was one of seven children born to the late James Winston and Dorothy Gardner. She was married to her loving husband, Harry Wallace for over 40 years. From this loving union, three daughters were born. Mrs. Wallace was a devoted member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church since 1981. Surviving to cherish her memory is a loving and devoted husband, Harry Wallace; three daughters, Angela (Douglas) Lewis, Greensboro, N.C., Donna Wallace, Roanoke, and Carla Wallace, Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C.; five grandsons, LaRon, Ryan, Corey, Matthew and Antonio; five sisters, Shirley Eley, Joyce Gardner, Janet L. (Rev. Reginald) Elliott, Stratford, Conn., Debra Flint, and Kathy (Katie) Edwards; one brother, James ("Chuckie") (Patricia) Gardner; three sisters-in-law, Mary Harper, Annie M. Russell and Delores Fleming; two aunts, Olivia Parker, and Ruth Geneva Thompson; nieces, nephews, church family, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, 2 p.m. at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Melrose Avenue, Rev. Seymour Coles, Pastor officiating. Interment will be held at the Williams Memorial Park. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. Friends may also call at the Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home on Tuesday for viewing.
DILLON, Exie Harrison, 64, of Rocky Mount, died Monday, August 14, 2000. She was retired with 30 years service from Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital as Dietary Supervisor. She was born March 13, 1936, a daughter of the late Tyler and Myrtle Hodges Harrison. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Vestel, Horace, Cletis, and Everette. Surviving are her husband, Roosevelt Dillon; one daughter and son-in-law, DeDee and Johnny Singleton; one son and daughter-in-law Ricky and Tammy Dillon, all of Rocky Mount; four grandchildren, Jamey, Kimberly, Brandy, and Barbara; one great-grandchild, Jordan; two sisters, Nannie Kate Shields, Winston-Salem, N.C., Barbara Doss, Rocky Mount; two brothers, Claude Harrison, and Billy Harrison, both of Rocky Mount. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel, 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Bruce Huffman officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the family recieving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, South Main Street, Rocky Mount.
MENDENHALL, Sammy, 39, of Boones Mill, died Saturday, August 12, 2000. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Flora Funeral Service.
PERDUE, Peggy H., 58, of Glade Hill, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 13, 2000. She was our dear loving mother and was preceded in her journey by her husband, John J. ("Jim") Perdue, and her father, J. Leonard Hall. The family she leaves behind are three daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Don Ingram of Glade Hill, Donna and Butch Walker of Martinsville, and Martha and Gary Meeks of Rocky Mount; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike Perdue of Glade Hill, and Ricky and Jenny Perdue of Rocky Mount, Tina Perdue, Glade Hill; ten grandchildren, Jeremy Hudson, Justin Ingram, Jason Walker, Jenny and Mike Perdue, Jr., Jessica and Jonathan Williams, Logan, Parker, and Ashdon Perdue; her mother, Mrs. Christine Hall of Callaway; two brothers, David Hall of Callaway, and Charles Hall of Roanoke; one sister-in-law and husband, Ella and Bobby Chitwood of Rocky Mount; two brothers-in-law and wives, Bud and Gaynelle of Rocky Mount, Richard and Nancy Perdue of Redwood; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends. Funeral services will be conducted from the Glade Hill Baptist Church 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. David Long officiating. Intermnent will follow in the Perdue Family Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000, Chicago, Ill 60611, or to Carilion Hospice Services of Franklin County, 180 Floyd Avenue, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Glade Hill Baptist Church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount.
ROY, Alexander, ("Alex"), 88, of Callaway, died Thursday, August 10, 2000. Arrangements are being handled by Flora Funeral Service, S. Main St., Rocky Mount.
SMITH, William Cecil Travis, 61, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2000. He was the son of the late Jimmie Thomas Smith. Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Taylor Smith of Bedford; wife, Hattie M. Smith of Hurt; two sons, Carl Wright of Roanoke, William Lewis Smith; two daughters, Sheila Ann (Stacey) Fitzgerald, Lora Mae (David) Hall, all of Hurt; two brothers, Thomas W. Smith of Wirtz, Hermen O. Smith of Bedford; four sisters, Ollie E. (Lester) English, Moneta, Alberta E. Harper, Bedford, Cora V. (Phillip) Anthony, Gusta M. (George) Crider, both of Lynch Station; two grandchildren, Cordara Smith and Tyesha Hall; a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 1:30 p.m. at Promise Land Baptist Church, Rt. 2, Moneta, with Dr. J. Eugene Young officiating. Interment will follow in Taylor Family Cemetery, Franklin County. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral hour at the church. Friends may call at Serenity Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.
WATSON, John Buford, 83, of Moneta, died Friday, August 11, 2000. Funeral services 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel, Bedford.
WILSON, Charlie Collier, 91, of Goode, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2000. Funeral Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford. Friends may call after noon Tuesday, and the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford, and other times at the home.
AKERS, Ruby Isaacs, 75, of Dublin, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2000. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Dublin Baptist Church, Dublin. Arrangements by Bower Funeral Chapel, Dublin.
BOWER, Fred L., 75, of Floyd, passed away Monday, August 14, 2000, in Veterans Administration Medical Center, Salem. He is survived by his wife, Iva Mae Bower of Floyd; three children and spouses, Calvin L. and Mary Bower of Salem, Ginger B. and Leonard Conner of Virginia Beach, and G. G. and Sandra Bower of Floyd; five grandchildren, Jessica McGrady of Christiansburg, Teresa Stump of Salem, Katrina Conner, Samuel Conner, and Benjamin Conner, all of Virginia Beach; and one brother, Guy Bower of Floyd. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home with the Rev. Layne Board and the Rev. Arnold Naff officiating. Interment will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call at Gardner Funeral Home Tuesday, where the family will be from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans.
EDWARDS, Ronald Ronnie Whitt, 40, of 1378 Lakewood Drive in Pulaski, died Monday, August 14, 2000 in Montgomery Regional Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 10, 1960 in Beaumont, Texas, he was the son of the late Maxine Stukes Edwards and Marshall Whitt Edwards. He was a receiving manager for Sears in Christiansburg, Va., and was a 1978 graduate of Little Cypress High School in Mauriceville, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Lesa Jackson Edwards, of Pulaski; and a two year old son, Michael Grey Edwards, of the home. Also survived by one brother, Randall Creighton Edwards, of Austin, Texas. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the West End Cemetery in Wytheville, Va. with the Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Visiting will be anytime Tuesday after 2 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home in Pulaski where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. The family is accepting flowers, but for those who wish to make memorial contributions, they may do so to the American Cancer Society New River Valley Unit (P.O. Box 554, Roanoke, Va. 24003-0554, or to the Michael Edwards Fund c / o Dublin United Methodist Church (P.O. Box 577, Dublin, Va. 24084). Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski.
JONES, Elder James Kelly, 63, of Dublin and formerly of Wytheville, died Sunday, August 13, 2000. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday at the Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville. Visitation is Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
MIZE, Walter Emitt, 93, of Radford, died Monday, August 14, 2000. Arrangements are pending at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.
SIBOLD, Nancy, 83, of Newport, passed away Monday, August 14, 2000. Arrangements by Kendall Funeral Home.
WOLFE, Carolyn D., 76, of Willis, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2000 in Paducah, KY. She was born May 31, 1928 in Traer, KS. She was the daughter of Henry and Annabel Leitner, Goodland, KS. Preceding her in death was her husband, Clark B. Wolfe, Jr., of Willis; daughter, Nancy Wolfe, of Wiesbaden Germany; parents, Henry and Annabell Leitner; two brothers, Dale Leitner and Gale Leitner; and former husband, Giles J. Lippert, Sr. Survivors include sons, Giles J. Lippert, Jr., Raleigh, N.C., and Steven Wolfe, Willis; daughter, Connie Lippert Price, Dudley, N.C.; sister, Darla Mather, Sharon Springs, KS; three brothers, Bill Leitner, Bennington, KS, Dean Leitner, Hemet, Calif., and Glenn Leitner, Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Denise Lippert, Bennie Price, David Price and Scott Price. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2000 at the Wolfe-McPeak Cemetery, Willis, with the Rev. Richard Gregory officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd.
ALLRED, Addie Sparks, 84, of Ivanhoe, died Monday, August 14, 2000. Graveside service 11 a.m., Wednesday at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reese Funeral Home is Austinville.
FARMER, Ethel Phipps, 91, of Independence, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2000. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, at Saddle Creek Cemetery, Independence. Arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
JOYCE, Coy A., 75, of Patrick Springs, died Sunday, August 13, 2000. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, Howell Funeral Home Chapel, Stuart.
KINSLEY, Joe K. Sr., 64, of Gretna died Sunday, August 13, 2000. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gretna Christian Church. Arrangements Colbert-Moran Funeral Home.
MEREDITH, Margie Goodwin, 68, of Wytheville, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, in the Wythe County Community Hospital. She was a long time employee of the Malin Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest J. Goodwin, and is survived by her husband, Guy Meredith of Wytheville; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Richard Copenhaver of Wytheville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jeff and Lisa Meredith of Wytheville and Wayne Meredith of Wytheville; her mother, Ada Umberger Goodwin of Wytheville; one sister and brother-in-law, Neta and Jim Gray of Onley, Md.; one brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and June Goodwin of Salem; two grandchildren, Aaron Copenhaver, and Nicholas Meredith, both of Wytheville; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Pastor Steve Ridenhour and the Rev. Doug Stuart with the interment in the West End Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Grubb Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
MILLER, Sarah, 75, of Java, died Monday, August 14, 2000. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna.
RILEY, Hazel Moran, 79, of Lexington, died Saturday, August 12, 2000. Funeral services 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel.
STRADER, Phyllis Dickerson, 38, of Ridgeway, died Sunday, August 13, 2000. Funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Collins Funeral Chapel, Bassett.
TATUM, Annie Royall, 84, of Arlington, formerly of Patrick County, Va., died Monday, August 14, 2000. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday, at Moody Funeral Home, Stuart.
HARDY, Tina Cherie, 44, of Memphis, Tenn., died Saturday August 12, 2000, at her residence. She was a floral designer, and her survivors include her husband, Jon Eric Hardy of Memphis, Tenn.; two sons, James L. Urban, Jr., of Eielson A.F. Base, Alaska, and Carl D. Urban of Fort Smith, Ark.; parents, Evelyn Jones, Lakeland, Fla., and David L. Jones, Fayetteville, Pa.; one sister, Teresa L. Valentine, Fayetteville, Pa.; one grandparent, H. D. Kling of Fort Loudon, Pa.; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at Bartlett Funeral Home, Family Heritage Chapel, Bartlett, Tenn., with cremation to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Boston Cancer Group, 6005 Park Avenue, Suite 225-B, Memphis, Tenn. 38119, or to St. Francis Hospice, 5959 Park Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. 38119. Arrangements by Bartlett Funeral Home, Bartlett, Tenn.
JOHNSON, Charles Bassett Jr., 73, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Bedford, Va., passed away, Friday, August 11, 2000, at the Wilmington Hospital, Wilmington, Del. Surviving to cherish his memory is a loving wife, Connie Green Johnson; son, Harry Sylvester Johnson, Bedford; and a host of other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, August 17, 3 p.m. at the Fairmont Cemetery, Bedford. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Mr. Charles Johnson's memory to the American Cancer Society, or the United Negro College Fund. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.
JONES, David R., Sr., of High Point, North Carolina, died Friday, August 11, 2000 at Carolina Commons Nursing Home in Greensboro, N.C. He was a native of Christiansburg, Va., a graduate of Augusta Military Academy and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He was active in athletics at both schools and received a number of awards for his participation in three sports. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Audit and Statistical Department until February, 1942, when he was accepted to the U.S. Navy Officer's Training Center at Princeton University. Following completion of N.O.T.C., Mr. Jones was assigned to the Amphibious Fleet aboard the USS Henrico, AP 45, as deck officer. He participated in four invasions, two in the European Theatre at Normandy and Southern France, two in the Pacific Theatre at Okinawa and the Phillipines. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received during the Okinawa invasion. In 1946, he joined Burlington Industries, Inc. in management positions, retiring in 1973. Later he became associated with Cieby-Giegy. Mr. Jones was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in High Point, N.C., and a former member of the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Mary Ann Childress Jones. He is survived by his daughter, Susan J. McNeely, Mooresville, N.C.; and his son, David R. Jones Jr., Greensboro, N.C.; four grandchildren, Mac McNeely, of Mooresville, N.C., Patti McNeely Beamish and husband, Mark, of Raleigh, N.C., Emily Jones, of Tuscaloosa, A.L., and Allen Jones, of High Point, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held in the Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. with Dr. R. Scott Woodmansee officiating. Memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church, 918 North Main Street, High Point, N.C. 27262 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Sechrest Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements, High Point, N.C.
KNAPP, Emerson, of Lake Hopatcong, N.J., formerly of Pulaski, Va., died Friday, August 11, 2000. Private services will be held at a later date. Local obituary courtesy of Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski.