Miscellaneous Roanoke County, Virginia Obituaries
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ADAMS, Norma W., 66, of Daleville, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001. Arrangements by Rader Daleville Chapel. 

BASS, Edgar Franklin Sr., 83, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001. He was born in Lumberton, N.C., attended Wake Forest University and was a member of First Baptist Church in Roanoke. Mr. Bass was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Lakeland Masonic Lodge #190, member of the Roanoke Scottish Rite Bodies and a member of the Kazim Shrine Temple. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marjorie P. Bass; two daughters and sons-in-law, Elva Bass Thomas and her husband, Allen K. Thomas, Jr. of Greenville, S.C., Ruth Bass Genter and her husband, Richard L. Genter of Richmond; one son and daughter-in-law, Edgar F. Bass, Jr. and his wife, Karen Poindexter Bass of Colonial Heights; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2001 at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, with Dr. Harry Y. Gamble officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park, with Masonic Rites by Lakeland Lodge #190 A.F. & A.M. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

BEELER, Louise Kirk, 77, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001 in a Roanoke hospital. She was predeceased by a loving grandson, Kevin Mack Bell. Mrs. Beeler was a member of Hollins Road Baptist Church. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by her husband of 58 years, Emory T. Beeler; a son, James E. Beeler and his fiancee, Patsy Reed of Roanoke; daughters, Diane M. Bell and her husband, Warner M. Bell of Vinton, Donna B. Epperly and her husband, Steven R. Epperly of Roanoke; grandchildren, Wendy G. Jenkins, Travis L. Bell and Heather L. Walker; a great-granddaughter, Alyssa Hilliard; stepgranddaughters, Lisa F. Hodgdon and Hope Johnson; a brother, Roy Lee Kirk of Michigan; sisters, Edith Perdue of Wirtz, Jean Melton and Barbara Evans, both of Vinton, Wanda Nichols of Roanoke; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2001 from Oakey's North Chapel. The Rev. Mark Washington will officiate. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Oakey's North Chapel.

BROWN, Isabel Leonard, 72, of Blue Ridge, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001. She was born March 9, 1929, the daughter of the late Frank O. Leonard and Goldie Tyler Leonard. She was also preceded in death by two children, Edith Faye Bucknam and Kenneth Allen Brown. Surviving are her husband, Frank Edward Brown, Jr. of Blue Ridge; two daughters and son-in-law, Deborah E. and Hobart Kirkwood of Vinton, Edna Bucknam of Blue Ridge; son, Robert Lee Brown of Vinton; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. Kenneth and Bonnie Leonard of Bassett, Rev. Robert (Bob) and Audrey Leonard of Lexington, Rev. Billy H. and Betty Leonard of Blue Ridge, Frank and Lenna Leonard of Blue Ridge, Jack Leonard of Blue Ridge; sister and brother-in-law, Bebe and Al Alldredge of Roanoke; four grandchildren, Jason Lynn Lazenby and Laura Michelle Lazenby, both of Blue Ridge, Brandon Russell Kirkwood and Mitchell Lee Kirkwood, both of Vinton. Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Colonial Baptist Church with the Rev. Bradley M. Griese, Sr. and Rev. John S. Dooley officiating. Interment will follow in Glade Creek Cemetery, Blue Ridge. The family will receive friends Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family would like to say a "special thanks to the nurses on 9 South at Carilion Roanoke Memorial." Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton.

BROWN, Thelma McDowell Rhodes, 67, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001. She was a charter member of Fellowship Community Church of Salem. She is survived by her beloved husband, Vernon Lee Brown; daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and Randy Elmore, Roanoke, Bonnie and Scott Allison, Salem, Vicki and Tim Mason, Salem; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Elaine Brown, Roanoke; brothers and sister-in-law, John Rhodes, Salem, Walter and Ida Rhodes, Montrose, Pa.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dot and Adrian Blankenship, Huddleston, Mary and Buddy Wells, Salem, Lois and E.J. Moses, Pennington Gap, Betty Turner, Salem, Lois Brown, Salem and Nell Brown, Salem; grandchildren, Nathan Mason, Dinisha Brown and Deidre Brown; stepgrandchildren, Brooks Allison and Claire Allison; also many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 at Shenandoah Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Nienke officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship Community Church of Salem or the American Cancer Society in her memory. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.

CHANCELLOR, Fran Nininger Bear, 74, of Waynesboro, formerly of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001. Graveside funeral services, Daleville Cemetery, 11 a.m. Friday. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

CHILDRESS, Edward H., 80, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home. 

CLARK, James Robert, of Roanoke, died at his home on Tuesday, April 10, 2001. He was born in Union City, Tenn. on September 24, 1923, was graduated from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. in 1947 and the Graduate School of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. in 1950. James was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He served three years in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Navy choir.
Mr. Clark's business career was with the Sperry Rand Corporation in Memphis, Tenn. and Washington, D.C., and was also owner, vice-president and later president of Wildes and Associates in Washington, D.C. He retired in 1966 and relocated to Bath County, Va. He was a longtime resident of Bath County. He also lived for three years in Savannah, Ga. In 1998, he moved to Roanoke, Va.
Mr. Clark was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hot Springs, Va. for over 30 years and served on the Vestry and as treasurer. At the time of his death, he was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Roanoke.
James is survived by his wife of 22 years, Pamela Peacock Clark.
A private interment of ashes will be in the columbarium at St. John's Episcopal Church, Roanoke, Va. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Hot Springs, Va. at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2001.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Hot Springs, Va. or the Bath County Historical Society, Warm Springs, Va. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

CORD, Paul J. Jr., 61, of Daleville, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001. He was employed by Erie Insurance Group for over 20 years. An avid fan of Virginia Tech, he is survived by his wife of 39 years, Betty Lou S. Cord; daughter, Jonni Lou Cord; father-in-law, George W. Simpson; brother-in-law, Alfred H. Simpson; sister-in-law, Georgie and Mack Wyatt; uncle, Dr. William Saunders; cousins, Eddie and Linda Cord; many loving friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2001 at Rader Daleville Chapel at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held Monday at Healing Springs Baptist Church with burial to follow in Jacob Cleek Family Cemetery in Warm Springs, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Red Cross.

DAVIS, Lillie Mae, 88, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, April 9, 2001 after a long illness. She was born February 22, 1913 in Scranton, N.C. to the late Elijah Davis and Deborah Collins Davis. She was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church and was active in the Floral Club, with the Senior Ushers and the Hospitality Club until her health began to decline. She was predeceased by three brothers and four sisters. Those left to cherish fond memories include her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Harold Hancock, Sr.; grandchildren, Harold (Sharon) Hancock, Jr., W. Lynn (Kenneth) Hurt and Anissa R. Hancock and Renee (Arthur) Brooks, all of Roanoke; great-grandchildren, Bryan Q. Hancock, Harold Hancock III "Tre", and Corey L. Hancock; nieces, Velma Murry of Philadelphia, Gladys Hallett, Trude Kirby, Betty Wilson, Mavis and William Oneal, Edith Jeffrey; and a nephew, Elisha Davis, Jr., all of New York; a devoted friend, Ms. Doris Banks; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be held Saturday, 4 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church with Rev. Dwight O. Steele officiating. Interment will follow in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one half our prior to the funeral hour. Friends may call at Serenity Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Special thanks is extended to Drs. Max Bertholf and Stittuminer, 10th Floor Nurses of Roanoke Memorial and the nurses of Friendship Manor Nursing Facility for the love and care shown to Lillie during her illness. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.

FLOWERS, Margaret Powers, 69, of Vinton, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 10, 2001. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Wallace Ed Flowers, Sr.; daughter, Laura D. Flowers of Vinton; son and daughter-in-law, Wallace E. Flowers, Jr. and Gail of Williamsburg; granddaughter, Claire Flowers of Williamsburg; her mother, Nora A. Powers of Blue Ridge; two brothers and sister-in-law, Bruce and Louise Powers of Vinton, Michael T. Powers of Vinton; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Wayne Cheatwood of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Cathy and Jerry Lawrence of Blue Ridge, Sarah and Douglas Flowers of Vinton; also many nieces and nephews; her beloved church family; and her little dog, Sugar. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2001 from the Lotz Vinton Chapel. The Rev. Paris E. Bain will officiate. Burial to follow in Jeters Chapel Cemetery, Bedford County. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Margaret loved and faithfully supported her church, Jeters Chapel and the Busy Bee Missionary Circle. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Arrangements by Lotz Vinton Chapel.

HILL, Virginia Shelton, 92, of Roanoke, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at the Homewood Health Care Center in Williamsport, Md. After a fall at her home in January, she became a resident at Homewood so she could be more closely cared for by her loving family. Virginia, "Tootsie" or "ToTo" as she was known by family and friends, was born in Princeton, W.Va. on October 7, 1908, a daughter of the late Lacy Linden and Mary Zimmerman Shelton. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Roanoke and was a retired employee of F. W. Woolworth & Company. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Cleon W. Hill, her first husband, Frederick A. Deyerle, an infant son, James Walton Deyerle, a daughter, Marian E. Deyerle, a sister, Nan Saunders, and two brothers, Linden K. Shelton and James E. Shelton. "Tootsie" is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty A. and Joseph Brewton of Salisbury, Md.; her sons and daughters-in-law, Fred A. Deyerle, Jr. of Roanoke, Charles L. and Maureen Deyerle of Salem, Robert W. and Nancy Deyerle of Triangle, Va.; her brother and sister-in-law, John W. and Della Shelton of Fayetteville, N.C.; 17 grandchildren including her eldest grandchild, Sheila K. Collins of Hagerstown, Md., who had been her primary caregiver since January; 27 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; three nieces and six nephews also survive their beloved "ToTo." Funeral service will be held at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 12 noon with Dr. Murphy Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Fair View Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. 

HUFF, Laurel Mosby Jr., 77, of Roanoke, departed this life on Friday, April 6, 2001. Jr. was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII serving in both the European and Pacific theatres of operation. His love of racing began on the back roads of Floyd County and the Starkey Race Track and he loved boating, water-skiing, music, good jokes, and dancing on Saturday night. He was the last tinner to retire from the Norfolk Southern Railway after 44 years of service and was a talented inventor who in recent years, produced a number of unique metal sculptures which are greatly prized by his family and friends. Jr., was involved in the trucking industry for 35 years and was a member of Green Ridge Baptist Church, Roanoke Moose Lodge #284, was Union Steward of his Crafts Union on the railroad and had financially supported many Christian and charitable organizations. Preceding him in death were his parents, Laurel Mosby, Sr. and Helen Dickerson Huff; a sister, Ann Huff Fralin; and a nephew, Leo Whiticar. Surviving are his wife, Dolores; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Jerry McMillan, Nancy Huff and Thomas Chandler; sisters and brother-in-law, Doris Whiticar, Louise and Randal Turner; brother and sister-in-law, William and Nancy Huff; nieces, Stephanie Murphey, Kay Bechtel, Lori Coulson; and nephews, Lew Whiticar and Eric Huff. He is also survived by his step-children and spouses, Tom and Susan Helms, Connie and Eddie Quarles, Buddy and Leslie Helms, and David Helms; seven step-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren and many special friends including Emit Sherril and Roscoe Duncan. A memorial service will be held at Green Ridge Baptist Church Saturday, 3 p.m. April 14, 2001 with Dr. Michael Palmer officiating. Visitation will be Friday 7 to 9 p.m. at Oakey's North Chapel.

MOORE, Ashby Hollowens Sr., 68, of Buchanan, died Thursday, April 12, 2001 in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Mr. Moore was born on June 13, 1932 in Rockbridge County and was a son of the late Jessie James Moore and Mary Campbell Moore. Mr. Moore is survived by one son, Ashby H. Moore, Jr., Richmond; one sister, Virginia C. Powell, Natural Bridge Station; one brother, James W. Moore, Buchanan; and two grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 in the High Bridge Presbyterian Cemetery, Natural Bridge, with Rev. W. David Bain officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.

MURPHY, Lila May Mendenhall, 84, of Clinton, Tenn. and formerly of Roanoke, died Thursday, April 12, 2001. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

NEWMAN, William Earl, II, (Billy), 48, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, April 11, 2001. He was an employee of Davis H. Elliott Co., Inc. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Earl Newman and Elenora Roach Newman. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Janney Newman; two daughters, Terri Lynn Newman and Emily ReneŽ Newman, Roanoke; two stepsons, Richard Sawyers, and William Cox, both of Roanoke; three granddaughters, Casey Bane, Krystal Sawyers, Taylor Cox; sisters, Sherry Plasters, Meadows of Dan, Debbie Stutler, Roanoke; brothers, Ronnie Newman, Danny Newman, both of Roanoke; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at Oakey's East Chapel, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 with the Rev. John Ott officiating. Interment will be in in the Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday, at the Oakey's East Chapel, 977-3909, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hollins Rescue Squad, # 5. 

OAKS, Thomas Jacob, 85, of Roanoke, died Monday, April 9, 2001. Funeral services, 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2001 from Oakey's North Chapel. 

OTEY Thelma Louise, 75, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2001. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home. 

REYNOLDS, Fred Lester, 65, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001. He was a veteran of the U.S. Armed Services. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Ina Frances Reynolds; children, Larry and Maddy Reynolds, Darlene Dodson, Gerald and Shelia Reynolds and Darren Reynolds; grandchildren, Kimberly, Amanda, Tiffany, Timothy, Heather and Matthew; also several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 at Lotz Salem Chapel with Rev. Mike Bryant and Chaplain Tom Oliphant officiating. Interment will follow in Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.

ROBERTS, Brandy Michell, 16, of Buchanan, passed away Monday, April 9, 2001. Brandy was a student at James River High School and a member of the Rainbow Forest Baptist Church where she was very active in the Youth Group. Brandy was also an avid animal lover and very big-hearted and sympathetic to those in need. Her mother, Patricia Firebaugh Roberts, predeceased her in November 2000. Survivors include her father and stepmother, Gary Wayne and Brenda L. Roberts of Buchanan; stepbrother, William "Billy" Karapour of Wirtz; paternal grandparents, Harry and Geraldine Roberts of Buchanan; maternal grandparents, Clyde and LaFern Firebaugh of Roanoke; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 13, 2001 in Rainbow Forest Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Price officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Cemetery-Botetourt County. Arrangements by Botetourt Funeral Home-Buchanan (254-3000) 

SHAVER, Doris Marie Roadcap, 71, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, April 11, 2001. Born August 3, 1929 in Mint Spring, Virginia, she was predeceased by her father and mother, Walter Henry and Annie Summers Roadcap, her brothers and sisters, Edward and Irvin Roadcap, Mary Belle Eavers, Margaret Smith, Homer, Wallace and William Roadcap, and Nancy Nutty. She was also predeceased by a son, Robert Paul "Bobby" Shaver. Mrs. Shaver was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She was a devout wife and mother, and with Christ at the forefront of her life, served Him with an unwavering faith that is nothing short of an example to us all. Quick to offer a kind word or helping hand, her sweet disposition and smile will be sorely missed. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Paul E. Shaver; daughter, Brenda Elaine Shaver, Roanoke; son, Michael Scott Shaver and wife, Cynthia, Vinton; a grandson whom she loved dearly and whom he loved so much, Kelsey Paul Shaver, San Diego, Calif.; her last remaining sister, Georgia Roadcap Snider and husband, David, Fishersville, Va.; and a special niece, Carol Snider Cummings, Waynesboro; and a number of other nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the AWANA Program at Grace Baptist Church 1527 Guilford Avenue, N.W. Roanoke, Virginia 24017. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 at Grace Baptist Church by the Rev. Paul Bloomfield and Pastor Debbie Hutton. A graveside service will be conducted 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Augusta County, by the Rev. Fred Holbrook and the Rev. Paul Bloomfield. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road. (355-0707)

SUTTON, Betty Lindamood, 72, of Roanoke County, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 11, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Sutton, Jr. She was a graduate of the Lewis-Gale School of Nursing and a retired Registered Nurse with Carilion Community Hospital of the Roanoke Valley. Betty was an active member of Cave Spring Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for many years. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla and Don Field of Roanoke; sons, Ken Sutton of Richmond and Charles Sutton of Roanoke; three grandchildren, Scott Sutton, Daniel and Joel Field; three stepgrandchildren and spouses, Tom and Emily Field, Karen and Grant Starrett, Jim and Alisha Field; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Jane Lindamood of Roanoke; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jo Ann and Robin Dearing of Salem, Nancy and Floyd Agee of Bent Mountain; also a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Oakey's South Chapel 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 with Pastor Rick Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Oakey's South Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cave Spring Baptist Church Building Fund.

VAUGHAN, Jason Andrew Jr., infant son of Jason Andrew Vaughan, Sr. and Rhonda Sue Vaughan of Salem, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Robert Ray Williams and his great-grandmother, Mildred Lawrence. Surviving family include his grandparents, Jean Williams, Bonnie Vaughan Cline, Bob Cline, Randy and Lisa Vaughan; aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Turner (Tammy), Mr. and Mrs. Michael Queen, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Moore, Chelsea and Madison Vaughan; godmother, Cyndi Highsmith and godfather, Lee Johnson; many great-aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 13, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Rev. Kevin Payne officiating. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home. 389-5441

WHORLEY, Dennis Edward, 48, of Blue Ridge, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001. He was a U.S. Army veteran with eight years of service. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa A. and Jerry Broughman of Buchanan; son, Dennis Matthew (Matt) Whorley of Roanoke; mother and stepfather, Margaret W. (Polly) King and Paul H. King of Blue Ridge; stepsister, Lisa Reynolds of Salem; grandmother, Eunice Gillespie of Roanoke; father, Raymond Edward Whorley; and three half sisters, all of Clifton Forge; a number of aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be at Oakey's East Chapel 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 with the Rev. Bradley Griese, Sr. officiating. Interment with military honors by the VFW Post #1264 will be in the Glade Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Oakey's East Chapel. 977-3909

WOLFE, Stella Blanche Martin, 85, of Vinton, passed away Monday, April 9, 2001. She was born September 7, 1915, the daughter of the late Rice H. Martin and Augusta Smith Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Wolfe. Surviving are a sister, Maude of Woodbridge, Va.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2001 at Lotz Vinton Chapel with the Rev. John Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Lone Star Cemetery, Covington, Va. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel.

CLARK, Harold Cooley, 64, of Goodview, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2001 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born October 28, 1936 in North Carolina, a son of the late Herbert Burt Clark and Ellen Myrtle Bragg Clark. He was also preceded in death by three brothers. He was owner and operator of Copperhead Flags and Gifts. He was a member of the Diamond Hill Baptist Church and the AARP. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Wedding Clark; two brothers, Maylon Clark, Baden, Maryland, Hugh Clark, Edinburg, Va.; a sister, Mary Ellen Cox, West Palm Beach, Fla.; a nephew, Buddy Clark; special mother-in-law, Anne L. Wedding; special friends, Curtis and Christine King, Moneta, Annie Mae Meador, Moneta. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the Diamond Hill Baptist Church, by the Rev. Ken Butterworth. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests that those wishing to make memorials should consider the Diamond Hill Baptist Church Building Fund. Friends may call after 12 noon on Friday and the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

GRAHAME, Allan R., On Thursday, April 12, 2001, Allan R. Grahame went to be with the Lord. Allan was born in Port Arthur, Texas on November 12, 1927. After serving in the U.S. Navy he attended David & Elkins College earning a BS degree in Business Administration. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanne Ayers Grahame; and his two children, Lillie Star Grahame of Roanoke, Va. and Pastor Richard H. and Annie Grahame of Lynchburg, Va. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Jason Allan Grahame and his wife, Charity, and Kelly Jo Grahame. Allan worked for General Electric for 25 years retiring as Regional Credit Manager for the Supply Division. Upon returning to Bedford, Allan and his brother-in-law, Robert W. Ayers started a Security Business - Virginia Sentinel, Inc. Allan was a Past President of the Bedford Host Lion's Club. He was a member of the Scottish Clan Graham Society. The Grahame's are members of the Shenandoah Baptist Church of Roanoke, Va. There will be a Celebration Service at the Updike Funeral Chapel on Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Gentle Shepherd Hospice Charity, 4040 Franklin Road, SW, Roanoke, Va. 24014. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford is handling arrangements

GRANT, Edwin Hugh, of Bedford and formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Thursday, April 12, 2001 in Oakwood Manor. He was born in Abingdon, Va., a son of the late Robert Edwin Grant and Minnie Miller Grant. He was a retired electrical engineer of the Johnson City Power Company and he was employed with Good Humor for many years. Edwin was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Burks Grant and a brother, James T. Grant. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Ethel Grant Goad of Bedford; four cousins, Jane Street of Elizabethton, Tenn., Mary Peckham and her husband, Richard of Michigan, James C. Gillentine and his wife, Marie of Sun City, Fla. and Major Billy Joe Miller and his wife, Betty of Biloxi, Mississippi; two nephews, Randy Grant and his wife, Shirley of Carthage, Tenn. and Bryant Grant and his wife, Janet of Lakeland, Fla.; a niece, Brenda Passeritti and her husband, Steve of Cookeville, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Francis Berk of Baltimore, Md. and Hilda Deems and her husband, J.T. of Bel Air, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 161, Bedford, Va. 24523. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Md. with the Pastor Don Hammond officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Faith Cemetery, Baltimore, Md. The family will receive friends Friday, April 13, 2001 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home. The family would life to thank the nursing staff of Oakwood Manor for their loving care. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

PENTECOST, Ruby Lawless, 91, of Bedford, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001. She was born July 17, 1909 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Clifton Lawless and Annie Kennedy Lawless. Ruby was a graduate of National Business College and a retired clerk with the City of Bedford for over thirty years. She was a lifetime member of Bedford Presbyterian Church since 1921 and a faithful choir member and she also enjoyed collecting coins and stamps and loved to read. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. Thomas Pentecost; two brothers, Edward Lawless and Clifton Lawless, Jr.; and a sister, Josephine L. Young. She is survived by one sister, Myrtle Bowyer of Salisbury, N.C.; and six nephews. Memorial contributions may be made either to Bedford Presbyterian Church, 105 W. Main St., Bedford, Va. 24523 or the Bedford Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 161, Bedford, Va. 24523. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 12 noon at Bedford Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Joseph S. Gaston officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, April 13, 2001 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

SAUL, Earl W., 69, of Rocky Mount, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Cooper Family Cemetery. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount.

CORBETT, John Greenawalt, 94, of Blacksburg, formerly of Clear Spring, Md., died Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was born in Clear Spring, Md., February 28, 1907 to the late Charles Funk and Catharine Greenawalt Corbett. He was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church, Blacksburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge Newkirk Corbett. Mr. Corbett is survived by his daughter, Barbara A. Corbett, Blacksburg; a sister, Catherine Ardella Corbett, Williamsport, Md.; George Luther Corbett, Lancaster, Penn. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 16, 2001 at 10 a.m. in the St. Michael Lutheran Church, with Pastor Linda Mitchell officiating. A memorial will also be held in St. Peters Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Md. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2308 Merrimac Rd., Blacksburg, Va. 24060 or to St. Peters Lutheran Church, South Main St., Clear Spring, Md. 21711. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. 

MEADOR, Ronald Jeffrey, (R.J.), 18, of Pearisburg, died Thursday morning, April 12, 2001, in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Givens Funeral Home, Pearisburg.

MOYE, Orley Velmer Sr., 79, of Dublin, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski. 

OWENS, Faye Edith Cole, 74, of Pulaski, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001. Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m. Stevens Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. 

PATTESON, Carl Baker, 89, of Glen Lyn, died Thursday, April 12, 2001 in the Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Pearisburg. He was born in Roanoke County on December 8, 1911 and was the son of the late Samuel A. and Minnie Lee French Patteson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Crittenden Patteson in 1976, three brothers, James W. Patteson, Samuel A. Patteson, Jr., William H. Patteson. At the time of his death, he was serving as Mayor of the Town of Glen Lyn and for the past 60 years, had served in various positions in the town government, including being Town Treasurer and Town Clerk and a member of the Town Council. He helped organize the Glen Lyn Fire Department which had the first fire truck in Giles County. He was a member of Rich Creek United Methodist Church, where he was a former Sunday School teacher. He was a member for 63 years and had served two terms as Master of the Intermont Lodge #269 A.F. &A.M. in Narrows and was a member and had served several terms as Past Patron of Lakeland Chapter #74 O.E.S. in Narrows. He was a member of the Rich Creek Lions Club and was Past Chairman of the Giles County Senior Citizens Center Board. He was past chairman of the New River Advisory Board on Aging. He was a retired engineer at the Appalachian Power Plant at Glen Lyn after 39 years of service. He was a graduate of Roanoke College in 1932, with a degree in Chemistry. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Bowles Patteson, Glen Lyn; a son, Raymond Patteson, Roanoke; three stepsons, Stephen Bowles and his wife, Joyce of Waldorf, Md., Richard Bowles and his wife, Brenda of Pamfret, Md., Glen Bowles of Rich Creek; three daughters, Carlene Blankenship and her husband, Harold of Elliston, Leah Patteson of Richmond, Alinda Parcell and her husband, Jerry of Vinton; two stepdaughters, Barbara White and her husband, Curtis of Peterstown, W.Va., Debbie Huffman of Narrows; two brothers, Andrew Patteson of Houston, Texas, John R. Patteson, Falls Church; two sisters, Margaret Mitchell, Seattle Wash., Mildred Copenhaver, Bristol, Va.; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Rich Creek United Methodist Church, Rich Creek, with the Rev. Aubrey Whitlow officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park, Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. A Masonic memorial service will be conducted by Intermont Lodge #269 at the funeral home Friday evening at 7 p.m. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family wishes to thank the Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Pearisburg, it's doctors, nurses and medical staff for their concern and kindness to Mr. Patteson during his illness. 

RECK, Dorothy Carter, 73, of Blacksburg, died Thursday, April 12, 2001. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

ROUSE, Frank E. Jr., 79, of Christiansburg, passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 11, 2001. He was a retired employee of American Electric Power with forty-two years of service. He was a member of the Cambria Baptist Church where he served as Deacon Emeritus. The son of the late Frank and Grace Rouse, he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret Rouse and Elizabeth (Betty) Shelor. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Rouse; one son, Stephen Rouse, Austin, Texas; and a special grandson, Nathanael Rouse, Lexington, N.C. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Cambria Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Allen Welborn with interment to follow in Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad or the Cambria Baptist Church Building Fund. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening at the Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg.

STANTON, Howard Burton Jr., 72, of Christiansburg, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the Medical College of Virginia. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a First Liutenant. Mr. Stanton practiced dentistry in Christiansburg for 38 years, also serving as team dentist for the Virginia Tech Football Team for 20 years. He volunteered with various civic organizations including the C.H.S. Demon Booster, was a past director of the Bank of Christiansburg and past Chairman of the Board of Montgomery County Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Velma Jo Clingenpeel Stanton; a daughter, Emily Woodbury Stanton, Pilot; a son, Howard Burton Stanton, III, Herndon; a brother and sister-in-law, David Robert and Valerie Stanton, Jr., Diane and Dan Tolley and their children, Patrick Clingenpeel; brother-in-law, Glenn Lloyd and Judy Richardson Clingenpeel, Richard Bowman Clingenpeel; his father-in-law, Lloyd M. Clingenpeel. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2001, at the Unity Church of Roanoke Valley, 3300 Green Ridge Rd., Roanoke, VA conducted by the Rev. Diane Scribner-Clevenger. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening at the Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg. 

BECKNER, Susan Dillard, 39, of Rockbridge Baths, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.

BRANSCOME, Cecil Charlie, 83, of Laurel Fork, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel in Hillsville, Va.

CABINESS, John J., 85, of Martinsville, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, High Ridge Missionary Baptist, Martinsville. Arrangements by Collins Funeral Service in Bassett.

HARRIS, Stella Mae Knowles, 72, of Meadows of Dan, passed away Tuesday evening, April 10, 2001 at the home of her daughter. She was born May 12, 1928 in Patrick County, the daughter of the late David Early Knowles and LouEmma Puckett Knowles. A brother, David E. Knowles, Jr., also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Concord Primitive Baptist Church since 1951. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, G. Lester Harris; a daughter and son-in-law, Connie Lynn and Jerry L. Webb; a son, Earlie Lee Harris; granddaughter, Jennifer Webb Schall; grandsons, Stacy Matthew Webb, Luke Allen Harris and Jon Tyler Harris; two great-grandsons, Dennis James "DJ" and Cory Matthew Schall. Also surviving are her beloved family members, sister; Kathleen Knowles Layman and her husband, Albert; brothers, Jack Wilson and wife, Agnes, Roy Knowles (sister-in-law, Ann Knowles died Nov. 1999), Pat Knowles and wife, Barbara; also many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Northern Hospice-Cana Division and Good Samaritan Hospice of Roanoke provided loving care. Her friends, family, flowers and sunshine filled her days to the end. No additional memorials are needed. Anyone wishing to contribute to the preservation of Concord Primitive Baptist Church may do so. Treasurer is Barbara Knowles, 394 Dan River Road, Meadows of Dan, Va. 24120. Services will be conducted at Concord Primitive Baptist Church by Elder Floyd South on Friday, April 13, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Meadows of Dan Baptist Church Cemetery. Following the burial, a lunch will be provided at the Meadows of Dan Community Building (no formal calling hours will be observed). The family home will be open for visitors Thursday and after services Friday. Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is in charge of arrangements. 

MATHERLY, Gladys Irby, 80, of Gretna, died Thursday, April 12, 2001. Funeral services 2 p.m. on Saturday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Chapel, Gretna. 

MONTGOMERY, Louise Carter, 80, of Yorktown, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001. Born in Wallace, N.C., she was a Norfolk resident for over 50 years and a resident of Yorktown for the last nine years. Mrs. Montgomery was a former member of the Talbot Park Baptist Church in Norfolk and a current member of Seaford Baptist Church, where she participated in the Ruth Bible Class. She is survived by her daughter, Terry Harrell and her husband, Richard of Yorktown; a son, Larry Montgomery and Nancy Jones of Norfolk; two grandchildren, Ricky Harrell and his wife, Tammy of Rocky Mount, Chrystal Stump and her husband, Jason of Seaford; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Tanner Harrell; numerous nieces, nephews; and special friends, Judy Hutchinson and Donna Hines. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 10 a.m. in Seaford Baptist Church, with the Rev. Daniel Reagan, Sr., Rev. Gene Cornett and Major Ben Hines officiating. Viewing will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the church and a visitation with the family will follow the service. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, P.O. Box 450, Huntington Valley, Pa. 19006. Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, is in charge of arrangements. 

PEAKS, Robert Lee, 76, of Ivanhoe, died Thursday, April 12, 2001. Memorial service 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Reese Funeral Chapel in Austinville. 

PHILLIPS, Edith Marshall, 78, of Hillsville, died Thursday, April 12, 2001. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville. 

RAINEY, Carl DeWitt, 70, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, Martinsville. Arrangements by Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, Va.

SIMPSON, Gary Lee, 47, of Richmond, died Thursday, April 12, 2001. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.

SMITH, Mary Roselyn Ellis, 78, of Colonial Heights, Va., passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001. Graveside service, 12 noon Friday, April 13, 2001 at Evergreen Burial Park. Arrangements by Lotz Roanoke Chapel.

SMITH, Ruth Emiline, 77, of Galax, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001. Funeral Saturday, 11 a.m. at River Hill Christian Church. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home. 

SPANGLER, John Raymond, 74, of Richmond, formerly of Bluefield, W.Va., died Friday, December 8, 2000. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, at Broyles Cemetery, Lindside, W.Va. Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home. 

SUITS, Nellie Marie, 57, of Hillsville, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001. Graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday in the Sutphin Family Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barren Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. Reese Funeral Home, Austinville, Va., is in charge of arrangements. 

TILLEY, Eula Rakes, 82, of Fieldale, died Thursday, April 12, 2001. Funeral Saturday at 1 p.m. at Fieldale Baptist Church. Arrangements by Collins Funeral Services, Bassett. 

TUCKER, Troy D., 90, of Bristol, Va., died on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Old Butler, Tenn., the son of the late Herbert and Matilda Tucker. He had spent most of his life in the Bristol - Bluff City area and was also a former resident of Roanoke, Va. He was a retired driver with Greyhound Bus Company and was also a former letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of North Bristol Baptist Church and the CPA Sunday School Class and had been a member of the Zollicoffer Lodge #444 for 56 years. He was a member of the Sullivan County Scottish Rite and the Jericho Temple. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sally Vest Tucker. Survivors include his wife, Ellen G. Barnett Tucker; stepson, Sonny Barnett; sisters, Louise Pleasant and Florence Tucker; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Tucker and Genevieve Tucker; brother, Warren Tucker; stepgranddaughters, Lori Grizzel and Sonya Jones; four stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Masonic services will be conducted on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel by the Zollicoffer Lodge #444. Funeral services will follow the Masonic Service and will be conducted by Rev. Alan Moor and Rev. Sam Haynes. Committal services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Butler Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ike Anderson, Harry Mann, Darrell Messer, Wilber Hill, Calvin Bentley, James Goodman and Kenneth Keith. Honorary pallbearers include Earl Livingston, Calvin Parks, Luther Morgan, Herbert Hensley, Deacons of North Bristol Baptist Church and members of the CPA Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Wellmont Hospice House at 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, Tenn. or to the Shriners Children's Hospital in Greenville, S.C.

TURNER, Geoffrey L., (Geoff), 41, of Max Meadows, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, Stevens Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. 

COOPERMAN, Arthor Irwin, 77, of Oxon Hill, Md., died Monday, April 9, 2001 in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, in the chapel of Grubb Funeral Home, Wytheville.

MCGEE, Maude Alma, 88, of Rockville, Md., formerly of Carroll County, died Wednesday, April 11 2001. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, Pleasant View Holiness Church, Austinsville. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville. 

NOLAN, Gordon Churchill, 62, of Bear, Delaware, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Agnes Nolan. He is survived by two uncles and two aunts, Howard and Alice Peters of Salem and Creed King and Sara Lee Lemon of Roanoke. Graveside services will be held at Sherwood Memorial Park on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 11 a.m. In the event of rain, the service will be held at Sherwood Memorial Park Chapel.


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