Miscellaneous Roanoke County, Virginia Obituaries
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BURNETTE, Pauline E., 81, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2001. She was predeceased by her parents, Benjamin E. and Gertrude Crump and two brothers. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Noel E. Burnette, Jr.; two daughters, Dawn M. Burnette of Roanoke and Anita B. Cline and her husband, Thomas F. Cline, Sr. of Rustburg; two grandchildren, Melissa Taylor and her husband, Kevin of Irmo, S.C. and Thomas Frank Cline, Jr. and his wife, Julena of Rustburg; five great-grandchildren, Collyn and Bradley Taylor, Jonathan Grissom, and Brittney and Christopher Cline; a brother, James P. Crump of Roanoke; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Carolyn Majors. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2001 in Fairview Cemetery. The Rev. Frank Feather will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

CASON, John W., 58, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

COFFEY, Andrea Ellen, 56, of Salem, passed away Monday, July 30, 2001 at her home. She was an LPN and very active in the community for many years. She was very active in ceramics and she was a very caring and loving wife, mother, and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Phyllis Pensinger. She is survived by her husband, Jack M. Coffey; one son, Robert Stevens of the home; stepdaughter and husband, Christina and Joe Brown of Lawton, Mich.; six sisters, Nelda Rice of Imlay City, Mich., Betty Duncan of Kalamazoo, Mich., Dot Washagesic of Gobles, Mich., Becky Roberts of Bangor, Mich., Robin Vaughan of Pullman, Mich., Carla Cagle of South Haven, Mich. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 12 noon at the Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. Brian Gordon officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Lotz Salem Chapel.

DILLON, Ruth Coulbourn Davies, 73, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2001. She was the daughter of Herbert A. and Ruth Coulbourn Davies. Mrs. Dillon was preceded in death by her husband, Francis C. Dillon, Jr.; her sisters, Ellen Rogers, and Mary Hood; and brother, Herbert Davies, Jr. She was a graduate of Southern Seminary and a member of St. John's, St. Elizabeth's, and Christ Episcopal Churches. Mrs. Dillon is survived by a daughter, Mary C. Dillon, Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted at the graveside 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2001, in Evergreen Burial Park with the Rev. Robert M. Hamner officiating. The family and friends will gather at the home of Mary Dillon immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Corps of Cadets. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

GROSS, Howard Samuel, 79, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2001. Funeral service 12 noon on Thursday at Sweet Union Baptist Church. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.

HAYMAKER, Vivian B., 92, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2001. She was a member of Hollins Road Church of the Brethren. Miss Haymaker was retired from American Viscose and later the cafeteria division of Roanoke City Schools. Surviving are her nephews, Marcus A. Haymaker, Jr. and his wife, Charlotte of Roanoke, Donald E. Haymaker and his wife, Leona of Moneta; a great-nephew, David E. Haymaker; a great-niece; and great-great-nephews and nieces; also special friends, Janice Mullen, Teenie James, Debie Graham and Susan Miller. The family wishes to thank a dear friend, Dot Poage for her rides for Vivian to church. A special thanks is extended to Dr. Barbara Frank and her nurses, Dr. John Lystash and his nurse, and the nurses at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital on 9 South. Those preferring memorials please consider Hollins Road Church of the Brethren, 2404 Hollins Road NE, Roanoke, Va. 24012. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2001 from Oakey's North Chapel. Pastor Horace D. Light will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Burial Park. The family will receive friends after 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's North Chapel.

HINSON, Gladys Richardson, 96, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001. She was the widow of Shuby J. Hinson. Mrs. Hinson was a member of Salem Baptist Church since 1950. Surviving are her sons, Warren E. Hinson and wife, Mary Sue, of Pulaski, Kenneth J. Hinson, Salem; daughters, Frances H. Morris, and Ann H. Semones and husband, Robert C. Semones, all of Roanoke; 18 grandchildren, Janie, Gary, Susan, Brenda, Randy, Teresa, Rebecca, Donna, Kathy, Sherry, Holly, Shawn, Adam, Laura, Aaron, Pamela, Karon, and Steven; 30 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law, Agnes Hinson, Claire Counts, and Glenna Hinson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2001, from Oakey's North Chapel. Dr. Conrad B. Johnston will officiate. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Oakey's North Chapel. 

HURT, Miss Margaret Elizabeth, 84, of Philadelphia, Pa. passed away Thursday, July 26, 2001 in Burrell Nursing Center. She was born in Roanoke to the late W. Richard and Flossie Peters Hurt. She was the sister of Welford J. Hurt, whom the school, Hurt Park was named. Miss Hurt graduated from Lucy Addison High School, moved to Baltimore and later to Philadelphia where she lived most of her life. She is survived by one brother, Richard R. Hurt, Washington, D.C.; two nieces, Michelle Hurt, Roanoke, and Karen Morgan, Woodbridge; two nephews, William H. Hurt, Jr., Washington, D.C. and Richard A. Hurt, Woodbridge; a host of cousins and friends. Funeral services will be Thursday 11 a.m. in the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel. The interment will be in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the funeral home. Friends may call Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home on Wednesday for viewing.

METZ, Julia Woolfolk, 93, of Roanoke, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor R. Metz. She is survived by her son, Richard (Dick) Metz and daughter-in-law, Connie Metz; sister, Bernice Woolfolk; and niece, Rhunelle Jones of Elkhart, Ind. Also other special nieces and nephews and many friends at Oakland Baptist Church and the staff and friends at Friendship Manor. She was an active member of Oakland Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for many years. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2001 at Oakland Baptist Church with the Rev. Kelly Dampeer and Chaplain Fred Ellsworth officiating. Music will be provided by her friends, the Bridgman family. The interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oakey's North Chapel. Those wishing to make memorials, please consider Oakland Baptist Church Family Life Center, 3623 Round Hill Ave. NW, Roanoke, Va. 24012.

ROCKHILL, Ruth B., 96, of Roanoke, died Monday, July 30, 2001. Ruth was retired from S.H. Heironimus with 25 years service and was the widow of Harrie L. Rockhill, Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Virginia Burge; her sisters, Marguerite Burge, Ruby Beard; her brothers, Linden Burge, Maiden Burge, Paul Burge, Lawrence Grubb and Frank Grubb, Jr. Surviving are her sister, Lillian Copley, Bluefield, Va.; her nieces and nephews, Janice B. Longworth, Roanoke, Donald and Hester Copley, Bluefield, Va., Patricia and Paul Odell, Pulaski, Carol and Ray Martin, Ashland, Va., James and Ronald Burge, Bland, Dorothy Hale, Bluewell, W.Va., Patsy and Larry Grubb, Columbus, Ohio. A graveside service will be held in Evergreen Burial Park, Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Roy P. White officiating. Flowers would be appreciated, but those wishing too, may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, where the family will be from 7 to 8 p.m. to receive friends.

STANLEY, Lucy Alma Dowdy, 87, of Roanoke, died Monday, July 30, 2001. A graveside service will be held in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at 2 p.m. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel. 

WILLIAMS, Debra Louise Coker, of Salem, entered the gates of heaven on Monday, July 30, 2001 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 30, 1951 to Melton and Edith Brown Coker who reside at 6716 Whitewood Street, Suffolk, Va. 23435. In addition to her parents, Debi is survived by her sister, Diane L. Coker of Suffolk; and her fiancee, Robert M. Sandy of Salem. She is also survived by Joe W. Williams and many special friends who loved her. Debi studied for her undergraduate degree at Radford College and received her Master's degree from Hollins University. She spent 28 years teaching the children of Roanoke County at Hidden Valley Junior High School, Northside Junior High School, and Northside High School. She was the science department chairperson when she was assigned to Northside Junior and later she served as department chairperson at Northside High School. Debi was a dedicated educator who inspired her students with her creativity and her enthusiasm for geography and earth science. She was an accomplished musician, an imaginative writer, and enjoyed crafts and decorative painting. Debi's impressionable humor, her unpretentious generosity, and her compassion for others, made a difference in the lives of all who knew her. Services will be conducted at the John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at 7 p.m. The Rev. Ed Woodard and the Rev. Sharon Flora will officiate. Interment will be at Oakland Christian Church Cemetery at 4641 Goodwin Blvd., Suffolk, Va. 23432 on Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 2 p.m. where a graveside memorial service will be conducted by Brother Eure. Friends may call after 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home where the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Because of Debi's love and respect for all of God's creations, it is suggested that memorials be made to the Roanoke Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 1313 Eastern Ave. NE, Roanoke, Va. 24012. Memorials may also be made to the American Cancer Society at 9 East Church Ave., Roanoke Va., 24011, The Muscular Dystrophy Association at 4502 Starkey Road SW, Roanoke, Va. 24014 or a charity of choice.

WOMACK, Jerry Costella, 74, of Blue Ridge, passed away Monday, July 30, 2001, after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was the son of the late John and Hazel Womack. He was retired from Norfolk and Southern Railway with 43 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 54 years and nine months, Vivian Leonard Womack; one son, Paul Womack of Blue Ridge; three daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis Womack of Roanoke, Shirley and Wayne LaPrade of Jordantown, and Barbara and Dennis Kennemore of Blue Ridge; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two sisters and brother-in-law, Faye and Delbert Mays of Blue Ridge, and Frances Hensley of North Carolina; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. in Oakey's East Chapel on Thursday, August 2, 2001, with the Rev. Robert L. Painter, the Rev. Steve Parker, and the Rev. Chester Carter officiating. Interment will be in the Glade Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Oakey's East Chapel. Special thanks to all the wonderful people at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and especially Dr. Hutchinson and Dr. Cane.

BOARD, Fannie Finney, 82, of Union Hall, Va., died Sunday, July 29, 2001. Her parents, Bill and Nan Finney; seven siblings; and her husband, William T. Board, preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, William "Billy" (Margaret Loretta) Board of Rocky Mount; two daughters, Evelyn "Kitty" (James "Red" Charlton) Board, and Barbara A. Board of Roanoke; a sister, Catherine (Galcie) Finney of Rocky Mount; one granddaughter, Annette Board of Union Hall; one grandson, Michael A. Board of Atlanta, Ga.; and four great-grandchildren of Union Hall, Lamar, Erica, Chris, and Justin. Fannie was blessed to love as her own, the six children of her late sister, Mary, and her husband, the late John H. Board (her husband's brother), Patricia (John Foster of Richmond, Harry "Buddy" (Starria) Board of Rocky Mount, Gloria "Betsy" (Big John) Stockton of Rocky Mount, John "Blue" (Odette) Board of Los Angeles, Calif., Dwaine "Peewee" (Lynne) Board of Redwood City, Calif., G. Michael (Tonja) Board of Atlanta, Ga.; and their children. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, 1 p.m. at the Lovely Valley Baptist Church, with Rev. James D. Holland officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m. at the church. Interment in the Church cemetery. Arrangements by Stanfield Mortuary Service, Rocky Mount, Va.

PORTER, Benny Harrison, 63, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2001. Graveside services today at 2 p.m. in Holy Land U.S.A. Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford. 

ROBERTSON, Frances Dudley, 85, of Moneta, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001. She was a long time member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Moneta, and a retired elementary school teacher from the Bedford County School System having taught many years at Moneta Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy S. and Annie Cooper Dudley; two brothers, James Dudley and Carlton Dudley; and husband, Charles Herbert Robertson, Jr. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Barry and Shelby B. Robertson, Moneta; two grandchildren, Charles Eric and wife, Rita Robertson, Richmond, Andrea and husband, Jay Whitmore, Moneta; great-granddaughter, Emily Jessica Whitmore, Moneta; three sisters, Virginia McManaway, Vinton, Louise Jamison, and Mary Hale, both of Roanoke; two sisters-in-law, Lelia Dudley, Moneta, and Juanita Dudley, Goode; special friend, Betty Woodford, Moneta. Funeral services will be conducted from the Bethlehem United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2001, with the Rev. Riley R. Smith, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Oakey's Vinton Chapel where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. 

TWITCHELL, Kenneth Donald, 68, of Hardy, died unexpectedly Saturday evening, July 28, 2001. Funeral services will be held at Oakey's Vinton Chapel 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2001. 

COCHRAN, Janie S. Caldwell, 85, of Fairlawn, was born March 4, 1916 and departed this life Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Oley Solomon; and her husband, Paris L. Caldwell, Sr. Surviving are her husband, Henry Cochran, Fairlawn; a brother and sister-in-law, Romey and Annie Solomon, Parrott; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paris "Leonard" and Doris Caldwell, Jr., Dublin, Roscoe and Elva Caldwell, Salem; a daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Charlie Spradlin, Fairlawn; nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, seven stepchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2001, at the Parrott Church of God with the Rev. Eddie Dalton and the Rev. Maude Cherry officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at the DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford. 

MATHERLY, Carl, "Galin", 63, of Radford, passed away Monday, July 30, 2001 at Highland Ridge Nursing Home in Dublin. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ervin and Rushia Matherly; and also by a brother, Conrad Matherly. Survivors include two brothers, Irvin Lynwood Matherly and Rev. Rance L. Goad; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Sunrise Burial Park in Radford with Rev. Rance L. Goad, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, Sun City Center, Fla. officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

NUNLEY, JOHNNIE EARLY, 72, of Christiansburg, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 31, 2001. He was a retired employee of VDOT, having retired in 1989. Johnnie was a faithful member of Bain Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. The son of the late Issac Hobert and Mary Costigan Nunley, he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Rachel Nunley, Virginia Hamm, and Louise Lorton; a brother, Pat Nunley. He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Audrey Bain Nunley; one son, Marvin L. Nunley and wife Betty; two daughters, Marlene Jackson, Drema P. Bishop, and husband, C.L., all of Christiansburg; a stepson, Clifford D. Bain and wife Barbara; stepdaughters, Teresa B. Hurt and husband Bobby, Shenna B. Thomas, Jennifer B. Crawford-Spangler and husband Scott, all of Radford; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, twelve stepgrandchildren, and four stepgreat-grandchildren; brothers, Bob Nunley and wife Josephine of Christiansburg, Joe Nunley and wife Janet of Tennessee; sisters, Betty Jane Sheppard and husband Earl of North Carolina, Marie Moore and husband James, Helen Mills and husband Nelson, Mary Lucado, all of Radford, Alice King, Blacksburg. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2001, at the Bain Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church conducted by the Rev. Phillip Martin and Pastor Mike Vest. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by Pulaski V.F.W. Post #1184. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Bain Chapel P.H. Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Horne Funeral Service, Inc., Christiansburg. 

SWINNEY, Gladys Elizabeth, 65, of Dublin, passed away Sunday evening, July 29, 2001, in Pulaski Community Hospital. She was born March 9, 1936, in Lee County, the daughter of the late Richard Million and Bertha Ann Million. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Swinney in 1997; and two brothers, Charles Million and Lawrence Million. She was a member of the Fairlawn Church of God. Survivors include her son, Gene Adams, Dublin; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Pauley, Dublin, Mrs. Wilbur (Hazel) Keith, Reidsville, N.C., Vickie Swinney, Christiansburg, Vivian Swinney, Christiansburg, Mrs. Robert (Sarah Swinney) Eggleston, Keysville, Mrs. Winfred (Tammy Swinney) Carter, Dublin; brother, Coy Million, Dryden; 14 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 2, 2001, at 11 a.m. in Fairlawn Church of God with the Rev. Joseph Strazzire officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bobwhite Blvd., Pulaski. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, is handling the arrangements. 

THOMAS, Elizabeth Merritt, of Christiansburg, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at her home. Funeral services will be 9 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2001 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Glenn Griffin officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Maberry Funeral Home. 

THOMAS, Elizabeth Merritt, of Christiansburg, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at her home. She was born in Montgomery County, the daughter of the late Romeo and Mamie Cooper Merritt. Survivors include her husband, Roy Benton Thomas, Christiansburg; sons and daughter-in-law, Warren H. "Buddy" Patrick, III, Christiansburg, Michael Romeo and Priscella Patrick, Shawsville, Douglas Ray and Chris Patrick, Ladson, S.C.; stepdaughters and spouses, Debbie and Bill Ferrell, Christiansburg, Becky and Scott Stanley, Pilot; sisters and spouses, Magdaline and Junior Gearhart, Floyd, Ruth and Mitchell Dowdy, Mary and Milton Kipps, all of Blacksburg; brother and spouse, William I. and Mildred Merritt, Riner; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Thomas Family Cemetery, Floyd, with Mr. Fred Thomas officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Carilion Hospice of Radford. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to Carilion Hospice. Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd. 

WEBB, Thomas Elvie, (Pee Wee), 81, of Copper Hill, joined the Lord on Monday, July 30, 2001 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Callaway, Va. and joined the Army and served his country during World War II. Upon his discharge, he married Goldie Radford Webb. The have lived on their current farm in Floyd for over 50 years. Pee loved John Deere tractors, farming, his dog "Blackeye" and visiting with friends and family. Pee Wee and Goldie are member of Crossroads Holiness Church. Survivors include his wife, Goldie Radford Webb, Copper Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Roger Elvie and Norma Lundy Webb, Catawba; granddaughter and husband, Carol and Michael Anderson, Roanoke; sisters, Cora "Sis" Burnette, Miami, Fla., Maggie Webb, Callaway, Bessie Gallagher, Roanoke, Louise Underwood, Rocky Mount; brothers, Lacy Webb, Charlie Webb, both of High Point, N.C. and Randolph Webb, Roanoke. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2001 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with the Rev. John Early and the Rev. Dan Agee officiating. Burial will be in Restvale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Maberry Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The family would like to thank General Shepherd Hospice, nephews, Garfield, Ronnie, Perry Underwood and Isaac Holdren, neighbors, many loving family members and friends for their special acts of kindness. The family is truly grateful to everyone for their many prayers.

FITZGERALD, Gladys Myrtle, 97, of Steeles Tavern, died Sunday, July 29, 2001. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Cemetery. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.

GOAD, Jessie Webb, 84, of Hillsville, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001. Funeral 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville. 

HAZELWOOD, Pauline Foley, 74, of Martinsville, formerly of Stanleytown, Va., died Monday, July 30, 2001. Funeral service Thursday, 2 p.m., Day Star Ministries Church, Bassett. Collins Funeral Services in Bassett will be serving the family.

JONES, Edith Charlotte, 89, of Marion, died Monday, July 30, 2001, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn. Mrs. Jones was born in West Virginia to the late Charles and Hanna Small and had lived in Oak Hill for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Jones; and a grandson, Jeff C. Jones. She was a member of the Marion Baptist Church and the Sherril Memorial Sunday School Class. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. John F. and Joy Jones, Marion; a granddaughter and her husband, Jodi and Dr. Jeff Farrow, West Plaines, Mo.; one brother, Herbert Small, Winona, W.Va.; many nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday from the Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel in Marion with Pastor Mark Ross and Pastor Carlton Blankenship officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. in the High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill, W.Va. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Marion Baptist Church Endowment Fund, 1258 N. Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354. Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, is in charge of arrangements. 

LUCAS, Earl Thomas, 88, of Clifton Forge, died Monday, July 30, 2001. Graveside service 11 a.m. on Thursday in Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton. Arrangements by Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge. 

MARTIN, Violet Heptinstall, of Chesapeake, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2001. Graveside service today at 10:30 a.m. in Mentow Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home, Huddleston. 

PETERS, Gladys Mildred Blankenship Wade, 78, of Chester, Va., and formerly of Franklin County, died Sunday, July 29, 2001. Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lynch Funeral Home Chapel. 

PHILPOTT, Walter Albert, (Pee Wee), 75, of 250 White Pine Road, Bassett, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at his home. Born in Henry County, December 1, 1925, he was a son of the late Edward Jefferson Philpott, Sr. and Edna Bryant Philpott. He served in the 13th U.S. Army Air Corps in the 5th Bomb Group during World War II, where he flew 48 bombing missions in the Southwest Pacific on a B-24. A graduate of Bassett High School (Class of 1943) and the University of Richmond (Class of 1949), he was a member of VFW and Bassett American Legion Post 11, and retired from L.O.F. with 16 years service. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Georgia P. Ingram and Marie Philpott; and a brother, E. J. (Bud) Philpott. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth W. Philpott, of the home; two daughters, Gail P. Thomas of Caroline County, Va., and Anne P. O'Brier of Bassett; two sons, David Philpott of Martinsville, and Harry Philpott of Fort Hood, Texas; stepdaughter, Robin Buck of Moneta; stepson, Ed Wilson of Summersville, W.Va.; sister, Nellie P. Newman of Fripp Island, S.C.; brother, Joe C. Philpott of Bassett; five grandchildren, Daniel, Robert, Josh, Hannah and Brandon; and three Special "Little" Friends, Andrew Wilson, Jessica Buck and Jacob Buck. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Collins Funeral Chapel, Bassett, with Rev. Lew Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice / MHMHC, P.O. Box 4788, Martinsville, Va. 24115. Collins Funeral Services, Bassett, is serving the family.

TUTWILER, Carrington Cabell Jr., 92, of Lexington, died Friday, July 27, 2001. Graveside service 9 a.m. on Thursday in the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington. 

WATKINS, Mary Etta Rhineholt, 75, of Stanleytown, died Monday, July 30, 2001. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Collins Funeral Services Chapel. Arrangements by Community Funeral Services, Ridgeway.

WILLIAMS, Troy Randolph, 79, of Wytheville, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001. Funeral 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Barnett Funeral Chapel, Wytheville. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

HAGER, Kyle Perry, 72, of Cocoa, Fla., and formerly of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2001. He was born January 27, 1929 in Princeton, W.Va. to the late Fabius and Edith Hager. He was preceded in death by a son, David Hager. He is survived by his wife, Betty Hager of Cocoa, Fla.; and children, Sharon Houston of Hickory, N.C., Karen Zayas of Roanoke, and Randall Hager of Cocoa, Fla; also eight grandchildren; and a sister, Hilda Cabiao of Elizabeth City, N.C. Arrangements will be private.

, (Our Princess), 14, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, October 23, 2001. She was a student at William Fleming High School. Brittany was the daughter of Linda D. Anthony and Russell Anthony; granddaughter of James and Janet Duckett, Joseph Anthony and Norma Brown; also left to cherish her precious memories are her four brothers, James and Alex Anthony, Desmond and Corey Toole; two sisters, Sidra Johnson and Ariel Toole; two aunts, Beth A. Duckett and Cynthia Anthony; two uncles, James Richard Duckett, Jr. and Leonard Anthony; two great-grandmothers, Stella Anthony and Norma Meadows; a host of great-uncles, great-aunts, cousins, other family members and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday 11 a.m. in the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel. Dr. Edward T. Burton will officiate and the interment will be in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Friends may call Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home on Friday for viewing.

BRITTS, Ralph Walker, 86, of Vinton, passed away Monday, October 22, 2001. Funeral services will be conducted at Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2001. 

CARTER, Eileen Reis, of Roanoke, Virginia, passed away Monday, October 22, 2001. Born in Bronx, N.Y., Eileen was a devoted wife of fifty-five years to Robert E. Carter; a loving mother to her children, Sandra E. Carter of Atlanta, Ga., Marcia A. Carter of Brewster, Mass., Robert B. Carter of Baltimore, Md., Christopher R. Carter of Columbus, Ohio, Madeline M. Carter of Silver Spring, Md.; and a caring grandmother to her grandchildren, Michelle, Kimberly, Christopher, Robert, Jennifer and Michael. A memorial service will be held at Oakey's South Chapel (Brambleton Avenue) Thursday, October 25, 2001, 3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4504 Starkey Road, Suite 115, Roanoke, Va. 24014. Oakey's South Chapel handling funeral arrangements.

DALTON, Patricia Harmon, of Roanoke, went to be with her Lord on Monday, October 22, 2001. She was with the Roanoke City Sheriff's Dept. for 18 years. Surviving are her husband, Stephen Dalton; and her children, Maureen Holder and her husband, Steve, Emily Benfield and her husband, David Graham, Stephanie Dalton and Anissa Elkins and her husband, Chris; her grandchildren, C. W. Holder and Christopher Elkins and Mariah Elkins; her parents, Charles and Mattie Harmon; her brothers, Chuck and Danny Harmon; and sister, Brenda Workman; her aunt, Nellie Spurlin Harmon; also surviving are her best friends, Brenda Edmonson, Peggy Gebauer and Joyce Stull. Memorial services will be held at the Belmont Christian Church, 1101 Jamison Ave., S.E. on Friday, October 26, 2001 at 7 p.m. with Rev. David Walton and Rev. Jeff Scott (Colonial Ave. Baptist Church) officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Christmas Store, 504 Roanoke St., Salem, Va. 24153 or the Southwest Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank, 1111 Shenandoah Ave., N.W., Roanoke, Va. 24017.

DILLON, Irene Forse Eubank, 82, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord Monday, October 22, 2001 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born July 30, 1919 in Bristol, England. She married William Eubank in 1945 in England. William preceded her in death in 1951. In 1961, she married Fred Dillon who also preceded her in death in 1982. She is survived by two sons, Robert (Bob) Eubank of Blacksburg, Va., John Eubank and wife, Carol Ann of Roanoke; daughter-in-law, Linda Eubank of Blacksburg; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Flo Cox of Bristol, England. She is also preceded in death by one brother, Reginald Kerry of England. Irene was a Nursing Assistant at Roanoke Memorial Hospital for 14 years, where she retired. She was a devoted church member at 17TH Street Baptist Church in Roanoke. There will be a memorial service on Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at 17TH Street Baptist Church, S.E. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Parkinsons Reasearch.

FARLEY, Tom C., 62, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Farley; a son, David J. Farley of Roanoke; mother, Mrs. Gertrude Blaker of Narrows, Va.; sister, Janet Fitzgerald of Elliston, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Dwight and Ann Farley of Bristol, Va.; mother-in-law, Mrs. Louise Shaw of Salem; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Norma and Jimmy Francisco of Salem, Judy and Al Voigt of Mentor, Ohio; a number of nieces and nephews and close friends. Memorial services will be held at Oakey's South Chapel 11 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2001 with Rev. Frank Feather officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the charity of choice. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.

GRAY, Elvie Morton, 84, of Salem, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2001. A funeral service will be held Friday 12 noon at Thompson Memorial Baptist Church in Elgood, W.Va. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.

HATCHER, Charlotte Barbara Young, (Bobbie), 82, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2001 after a long illness. She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, a past Charter Member of Hidden Valley Country Club and a past volunteer at Lewis-Gale Medical Center. Surviving are her beloved husband of fifty-three years, James W. Hatcher; one brother, Charles R. Young of Larkspur, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; her longtime friends, Mildred and George Heirlig of Larkspur, Calif.; family friend and namesake, Barbara C. Hawkins of Roanoke; and many wonderful friends in Roanoke, Florida, and California. A graveside service will be conducted Friday, October 26, 2001, 11:30 a.m. at the Stuart Cemetery in Stuart, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a favorite charity. The family will receive friends Thursday 6 to 8 p.m.. at Oakey's South Chapel.

HUGHES, Doris Scott, 73, of Roanoke, went home to be with the Lord Monday, October 22, 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents, Holladay and Ola Scott. Mrs. Hughes retired from Double Envelope and was a former employee of the Noland Company. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Laddie Hughes; son, Al Hughes and wife, Darlene, Midlothian; daughter, Carol Slate and husband, Carl, Roanoke; grandchildren, Michele Vanover and husband, David, Roanoke, Brian Hughes, Michael Hughes, Ashley Hughes, all of Midlothian; brother, Don Scott and wife, Phyllis, Roanoke; sisters, June Bonn and husband, Bill, Roanoke, Velma Jo Hatcher and husband, Gene, Troutville; numerous friends including her best friend, Tina Scavotto; and many other family members, including nieces, Delores Smith of Roanoke and Diane Scull of Salem. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Brent Chapman and nurses of Cardiac ICU at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Joy Ranch Home for Children, P.O. Box 727, Hillsville, Va. 24343 or to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Ministries, 2216 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Va. 24017. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2001 in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Following the graveside service, a memorial service will be conducted 12 noon Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church by the Rev. John Furman and the Rev. Mike Phillips. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road. (366-0707)

KESSLER, Frank Elick Jr., 52, of Roanoke, died a free man on Thursday, October 18, 2001. He was a native of Botetourt County and an employee of Layman Candy Company. Surviving are his daughters, Felicia Faye Hancock and husband, Todd of Moneta, Amanda Lewis Kessler of Roanoke; brother, Rodney Kessler of Roanoke; sister, Izetta Fisher of Fincastle; and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2001 at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road. The family will receive friends following the service. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (366-0707)

LAWSON, David Lynn, 41 FERGUSON, David Chance, 8
LAWSON, Bailey Dakota (Cody), 4 
of Copper Hill and formerly of Roanoke, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001 as a result of an automobile accident. Surviving are David's wife and the children's mother, Janice Dede Lawson; David's brothers, Larry Lawson, Phillip Lawson, Ferrell Lawson, Bruce Lawson, Kenny Lawson and wife, Betty; his sisters, Jean Lemon and Lona Lawson; his aunt, Virginia Lawson; David's father, Richard Wells; uncle, Edward Wells, Jr.; children's grandparents, Bobby and Mildred Ferguson, Patricia and Doug Laxton, Susan and Edward Wells; cousins, Ricky Lawson and sons, Jody Lawson, Darlene Lawson and Wanda Lawson; other aunts, uncles and relatives. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel by Rev. James Hain. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel.

LILLY, Billy Gene, 62, of Salem, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001 in the Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley. Mr. Lilly was born June 24, 1939 in Flat Top, W. Va. and was a son of the late William Toy Lilly and Neta Moye Lilly. He as a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church in Flat Top, W. Va., a member of the Vinton Moose Lodge and was retired from Roanoke Electrical Steel. Mr. Lilly is survived by his wife, Betty H. Lilly, Salem; one daughter, Louise Lilly Randolph, Roanoke; four stepdaughters, Patricia Pinkerton, Jackson, Tenn., Deborah Biller, Lacy Springs, Dorothy Kolwyck, Finger, Tenn., Cicelia Fulk, Broadway; one stepson, Travis Weir, Jr., Jackson, Tenn.; five brothers, Jack Lilly, Shawsville, Don Lilly, Elliston, James Lilly, Raleigh, N.C., Lando Lilly, Kinderville, Ind., Dewey Lilly, Roanoke; two sisters, Donna Knight, Flat Top, W.Va., Annie Geiger, Sussix, Wisc.; one grandson and six stepgrandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2001 in the Ebenezer ARP Cemetery, Lexington, with the Rev. Zeb Carson Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.

LUCAS, Helen Marie Thompson, (Marie), 78, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 23, 2001. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was employed with Heironimus for eleven years and retired from Lewis-Gale Clinic with twenty-three years of service. She was a member of the Roanoke Chapter of the American Ex-POWS. She was predeceased by her parents, James A. Thompson and Clara Poage Thompson. She is survived by her husband of fifty-three years, Jack W. Lucas; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald L. and Valerie Lucas, Stephen R. and Lucy Lucas; grandchildren, Mandeline Hetzel, Tracy McCarthy, Jason William Lucas and Sumer Shae Lucas; sister, Lorraine Thompson; brother and sister-in-law, James L. Thompson and wife, Pearl; several nieces and nephews; a favorite cousin, Marie Burkholder. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2001 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4040 Williamson Road, Roanoke with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Lane officiating. The interment will follow in Glade Creek Cemetery in Botetourt County. The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Oakey's North Chapel. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association Roanoke-Salem Chapter, 2728 Colonial Avenue, SW., Suite 2, Roanoke, Va. 24015. 

MILLER, Annie Bowyer, 99, of Roanoke, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001. She was the widow of William Vance Miller, and was a member of Greene Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving is a daughter, Norma J. Miller of Roanoke; grandchildren, Vance Clemons of Bedford, and Denise Saari of Boca Raton, Fla. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2001 in Evergreen Burial Park. The Rev. Walter M. Lockett, Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

PATSELL, Randy Steven, 48, of Vinton, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at home. Surviving are his children, Steven Patsell and Tony Patsell of Vinton, Samantha Snead of Bedford; mother, Mrs. Colleen Patsell of Vinton; brothers, Ronnie Patsell of Vinton, Donnie Patsell of Salem, James Patsell of Goodview, Michael (Butch) Patsell of Bedford. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2001 with the Rev. Burrell D. Baker officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening at the funeral home.

ROBINSON, Louise Virginia Saunders, 78, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2001 at Friendship Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Arlington, West Virginia, in McDowell County to the late Duser and Vera Saunders. Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Robinson, one sister, Bertha Saunders and two brothers, Moses and Calvin Saunders. She leaves to mourn one sister, Elsie Harrison, Roanoke; one brother, Howard (Barbara) Saunders, Bordentown, New Jersey; two sisters-in-law, Minnie Mae Saunders, Salem and Ethel Saunders, Atlanta, Ga.; two aunts, Carine Handy and Lee Graves. "Aunt Easy" as she was affectionately called by her nieces and nephews, will be missed by many of her Gilmer Ave. NW neighbors. Graveside services will be Friday 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Park. Rev. Harold Preston will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 7 to 8 p.m. at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. 

TURNER, C. Stephen Jr., 29, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at his residence. He is survived by a very special and loving family, his mother, Judy Hall Brogan and stepfather, Patrick J. (Pops) Brogan; a sister, Ashley M. Crain of Charlottesville; stepbrother, Scott Brogan of Vinton; stepsisters, Leslie Wohlford of Maine, Jill King of Roanoke; maternal grandparents, Rufus and Evelyn Hall of Vinton; loving aunts and uncles, Carol and Wilson Potts of Roanoke, Brenda and Jim Black of Texas, JoAnn and Michael Jamison of Roanoke; numerous very dear cousins. He was preceded in death by a high school buddy, Greg Cawley. Also survived by his father, Carl Turner of Montvale. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2001 from the Lotz Vinton Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth R. Butterworth will officiate. Burial to follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel.

WATKINS, Mary Jo, 73, of Chesterfield and formerly of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Watkins; sons, Richard Lee Watkins and his wife, Linda, Melvin Douglas Watkins and his wife, Virginia; daughter, Melissa Watkins Morris and her husband, Charles D., III; six grandchildren, Richard, Crystal, Eric and Charlene Watkins and Jessica and Chuckie Morris. Her remains rest at Oakey's North Chapel, 6732 Peters Creek Road, NW, Roanoke, Va. where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke, Va.

WIMMER, Frank Eldridge, 86, of Vinton, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2001. He was born in Roanoke, Va. on November 6, 1914 to the late Harvey Jacob Wimmer and Bermuda Blair Tice Wimmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ola Mae Wimmer. Survivors include his sisters, Maybelle Wimmer of Roanoke and Beulah Collins of Louisiana; a daughter, Carolyn Gail Waldron and her husband, Harold; a son, Robert E. Wimmer and his wife, Bonnie; four grandchildren, Carolyn Ann Pagans, Sport Waldron, Rebecca Sloan, and Kevin Lee; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2001 at Oakey's Vinton Chapel with Pastor Virgil McHone officiating. Interment will follow in Ceder Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, Inc., 3825A Electric Rd., S.W., Roanoke, Va. 24018. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel.

WOOD, Elizabeth Davis, widow of D. Robley Wood of Salem, Virginia, died Monday, October 22, 2001. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. La Fette Miller Davis of Roanoke, Virginia. Also preceding her in death were her sister, Margaret Davis Early of Roanoke, Virginia, and her daughter, Elizabeth Wood Davidson of Lynchburg, Virginia. She is survived by her son, Dexter Robley Wood, Jr. of Chester, Virginia and his wife, Pat and their two children, Lauren and Robby; her son-in-law, James Lyons Davidson, Jr. of Lynchburg, Virginia; her granddaughter, Elizabeth Davidson Karras of Herndon, Virginia and her husband, William, and three great-grandchildren, Will, Liza, and Sally; and also her grandson, James Lyons Davidson, III of Lynchburg, Virginia and his wife, Sarah, and three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Libby, and Jette. She was a member of the Salem Presbyterian Church. A private service was held October 24, 2001. Those wishing to make memorials might consider the Salem Rescue Squad or the Salem Presbyterian Church.

CROMER, Shirley Lee Arnold, 66, of Hardy, passed away after a 16-year battle with breast cancer on Wednesday, October 24, 2001. She was a member of the Vinton Baptist Church and was retired from the floral business in the Roanoke Valley after 20 years. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Preston Smith, and her husband, Donald W. Cromer. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie Arnold and George E. Belcher of Vinton, Jennifer Arnold and Dave Gordon of Hardy; mother, Gertrude Goode Smith of Hardy; granddaughters and husband, Wendy Leigh and Chad Dunn of Roanoke, Darcy Jo Belcher of Vinton; great-grandson, Bryce Edward Dunn; brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Geraldine Smith of Hardy; two nephews. Funeral service will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel 3 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2001 with the Rev. Byron Green officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Oakey's Vinton Chapel.

DRAPER, William Jackson, 78, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2001. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford. 

HARRIS, Shirley Ann Shadeck, 64, of Bedford, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001. Funeral service 2 p.m., today, Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel, Bedford, 586-3443. To send condolences go to www.carder-tharp.com.

JENNINGS, Jack S., 56, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at his residence. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

MURRAY, Pearl Bowling, 75, of Bedford, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001 in Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was born in Bedford County, January 6, 1926, a daughter of the late Edward Bowling and Annie Jane Loyd Bowling. Mrs. Murray was a member of Otterville United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Price Murray. She is survived by three sons, Fred E. Murray, Donald W. Murray and Steward P. Murray, all of Bedford; one daughter, Elizabeth M. Barrineau of Lynchburg; one sister, Rosie Bowling of Christiansburg; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2001 in Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Greer, officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2001 at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443. To send condolences go to www.carder-tharp.com.

ROOP, Paul William, 67, of Montvale, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2001. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford. 

SARVER, Willie Irene, (Pat), 64, of Moneta, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001. She was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Herbert J. Sarver, Sr.; two daughters, Andrea P. Wolfe and husband, Mike of Vinton, Melissa S. Witt and husband, Glen of Bedford; two sons, Herbert J. Sarver, II and wife, Mary of Roanoke, William D. Sarver and wife, Candy of Forest, Va.; one sister, Gladys Caldwell and husband, Leonard of Georgia; four grandsons, Alan and Kevin Wolfe of Vinton, Ryan and Tony Sarver of Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel with the Rev. Andy Rice officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2001. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mineral Springs Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Roanoke Chapel.

ZIMMER, Clara Fern, of Huddleston, died Sunday, October 21, 2001. Memorial services 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443. To send condolences, go to www.carder-tharp.com

BANKS, Claudine Robertson, 84, of Christiansburg, passed away Monday, October 22, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Roy "Jay" Banks; and a brother, Norman A. Robertson. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, James Kermit and Nadine M. Banks, Christiansburg; grandson and his wife, Mark S. and Cathy Banks, Floyd; granddaughter and her husband, Sherri B. and Randy Bailey, Christiansburg; great-granddaughter, Michelle R. Banks, Christiansburg; great-grandsons, Peyton and Hunter Bailey; two step-great-grandsons, Jonathan Pratt and his wife, Anna, Travis Pratt; three step-great-great-grandchildren, Gram, Emma and Lily Pratt; brother and sister-in-law, Douglas E. and Bessie Robertson, Roanoke; sister and brother-in-law, Betty R. and Steve Chocklett, Wirtz. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2001 at Lotz Salem Chapel with Rev. Kevin Payne officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.

EDWARDS, HUGH VANENTINE, 89, of Christiansburg, died Monday, October 22, 2001 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2001 at Main Street Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Charles Taylor with burial to follow in Sunset Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be members of the Christiansburg Rescue Squad. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24068. Arrangements by Horne Funeral Service.

FARMER, Ruth Bales, 94, of Radford, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at Wheatland Hills in Radford. Born December 6, 1906 in Smyth County, a daughter of the late James and Lena Crigger Bales. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Jordan "Pig" Farmer; and a special son-in-law, Herman C. Sadler. She was a member of the First Church of God. Survivors include a daughter, Dolly Sadler of Narrows; two sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby F. and Eula Farmer of Radford, and James Farmer of Norfolk; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald Bales, Sr. of Disputanta, Va.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ruby Cox of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. and Frances and Minor Stowers of Bland. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 26, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. Ed Smith and Rev. Terri Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in West View Cemetery in Radford. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Robert C. Solomon and the staff at Wheatland Hills on C-Wing, and thanks to a very special friend, Peggy Graham. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

MOONEY, Rev. Lawrence E. Sr., 76, of 4411 Crockett Ave., Pulaski, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2001 in the New River Valley Medical Center, Radford. He was born March 23, 1925 in Pulaski and was the son of the late Henry and Ada Mooney. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lena Turman. Rev. Mooney was the pastor of Midway Church of God of Prophecy in Pulaski. He was retired from Blue Ridge Transfer and was a veteran, having served in the U. S. Army. Surviving are his beloved wife of 53 years, Eva Sue Mooney, Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law, Larry E. and Becky Mooney, Dublin; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Jimmy Gravley, Dublin; sisters, Clara Nelson, Pulaski, Pauline Lavender, Roanoke; grandchildren and spouse, Jennifer and Danny Shouse, Dublin, Susan Gravley, Dublin, Scott Gravley of Ohio; great-grandchildren, Hannah Shouse, Dublin, Chelsea Gravley, Dublin, Tyler Gravley, Dublin and Eric Gravley, Radford. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Midway Church of God of Prophecy, Pulaski, with the Rev. J. E. Brissom and the Rev. Cecil Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Thursday evening from Stevens Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

WILLIS, WILLIAM HOWARD, 74, of Shawsville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 23, 2001. He was born on February 7, 1927, son of the late Roscoe and Bonnie Vest Willis. He was the mail carrier in Shawsville for 38 years and loved to make people laugh. He will be remembered by his many friends along his route for his jokes and picking, how he would throw back his head and laugh, clap his hands and drive away, leaving a ray of sunshine along with the mail. He was also a faithful deacon and Sunday school teacher at Sowders Chapel Baptist Church for many years. Everyone who had the privilege of knowing him loved him, he was a kind, loving considerate and faithful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and friend. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 53 years, Erma Underwood Willis; his three children and spouses; Randy and Brenda Willis, Cheryll and Scott Seitz, Debbie and David Watson; his nine grandchildren, Courtney and Tony Williams, Chip Garland, John, John and Jacob Willis, Nic, Lindsay, Ashley and Michael Watson; and his great-granddaughter due in January 2002; brother, Houston and Jean Willis; sister, Betty Anders; uncles, Gratton and Marie Ann Vest, Hampton and Louise Vest; aunts, Ruby and Clint Foster, and Iva Sowder; and many nieces and nephews are also surviving. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2001 at Horne Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2001 at Sowders Chapel Baptist Church in Shawsville with Rev. Jim Sutphin, Rev. Willie Yates and Rev. Ben Whitaker officiating. Burial will follow in Piedmont Cemetery. The family would like to give a special thanks to the doctors and nurses of the CCU and the entire staff at Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he spent his last 11 days, their kindness and caring for him and the family will never be forgotten. Arrangements are being handled by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg.

GROVE, Mabel Marshall Coldicott Rutherford, 88, of Wytheville, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001 in the Birdmont Health Care Center. She was an active member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, a member of the Helen Trinkle Music Club and was past president of the Woman's club. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph L. Coldicott, Lewis A. Rutherford and John W. Grove. She is survived by a niece and her spouse, Weeta Jane Wickham and Bruce Baldwin of Loganville, Ga.; a nephew and his spouse, John Marshall and Jane Wickham of Raleigh, N.C.; brother-in-law, Louis Wedd of Charlotte, N.C.; four great-nieces and nephews; one great-great-nephew. Funeral service will be Thursday, 1 p.m. in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, conducted by Pastor Steve Ridenhour with interment in the Mt. View Cemetery, Rural Retreat, Va. The family will receive friends at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church from 12 noon until service time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or to the Asbury Center at Birdmont, Wytheville, Va. The Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

HASFURTHER, Virginia White, 86, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001. Arrangements by the Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington. 

HATCHER, Margaret R., 77, of Stuart, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2001, Goodwill Baptist Church. Arrangements by Moody Funeral Services, Inc., Stuart, Va.

HIGGINS, Lillian Fix, 69, of Buena Vista, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2001 at Ebenezer A.R.P. Cemetery, Lexington. Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

KINDER, Dr. Thomas Marshall, 59, of 226 Mountain View Drive, Bridgewater, Va., died on Monday October 22, 2001, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg. He was born May 24, 1942, in Newtown, W.Va. and was a son of Gladys Mahon Kinder, of Taylorville, W.Va. and the late Thomas Edward Kinder. Dr. Kinder earned his B.A. at Morris Harvey College (now the University of Charleston), his M.S. from Marshall University and Ed.D. at Vanderbilt University. Since 1978, he was the Athletic Director and Chairman of the Physical Education Department at Bridgewater College. Dr. Kinder was active in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, where he served on the Financial Aid and Amateurism and Eligibility Committees and was a former member of the NCAA Council. He was chosen the NACDA Division III Southeast Region's AD of the Year in 1998. Dr. Kinder authored two books, Organizational Management Administration for Athletic Programs, (3 Editions) and, Aqua Aerobics: A Scientific Approach. He was inducted into the University of Charleston's Golden Eagle Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 20, 1999. He was baseball coach for five years at the University of Charleston, and baseball coach / assistant basketball coach for eight years at Armstrong State college in Savannah, Ga. He was a member of the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, where he was formerly a deacon and chairman of the deacon board. He was united in marriage on June 30, 1979, to Debra Drane Kinder who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two daughters, Judith Amanda Kinder and Catherine Marsha Kinder both of Bridgewater; one brother, T. Michael Kinder of Rocky Mount, Va. He was preceded in death by a brother Bobby Gene Kinder. A funeral service will be conducted at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren Thursday October 25, 2001 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Robert E. Alley officiating. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. He will be taken to the Chambers Funeral Home, Matewan, W.Va. where the family will receive friends after 7 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2001. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2001 at the Chambers Funeral Home Chapel in Matewan, W.Va. with the Rev. Robert E. Alley officiating. Burial will follow in Hatfield Cemetery, Newtown, W.Va. Memorial contributions may be given to American Heart Association, 3025 Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville, Va. 22901, or Thomas M. Kinder Memorial Scholarship Fund, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Va. 22812. Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater is in charge of arrangements.

KING, John H., 100, of Martinsville, Va., died Tuesday, October 23, 2001. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday at Collins Funeral Chapel, Bassett, Va.

NEWMAN, Lenora Orena Rogers, 79, of Rockbridge Baths, died Saturday, October 20, 2001. Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington. 

ULLSTEIN, Clara Irene, infant daughter of H. Peter and Ashley Burke Ullstein, of Martinsville, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2001. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, Martinsville. Norris Funeral Services and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. 

WALTERS, Larry Neal, 69, of Wytheville, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at his residence. He was the son of the late Neal and Ethel McAllister Walters. He was a retired merchant and was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Kincer Walters, two sisters, Edna Pearl Walters, Frances Walters Crigger and a brother, Garland W. Walters. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Gary Shelton of Wytheville; son, Ricky VanDorp of Wytheville; sister, McCoy Walters Brant of Wytheville; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Rita Walters of Max Meadows; special granddaughter, Terri Dawn VanDorp of Wytheville; two grandsons, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel with the interment in West End Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Grubb Funeral Home Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #9. The Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HEARN, Walter D., (Buddy), 64, of Port St. John, Fla., died Tuesday, October 23, 2001. Mr. Hearn was born in Oak Hill, Va. He came to Brevard County in 1988 from Stafford, Va. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran and a member of the American Legion. Mr. Hearn was a retired computer specialist for the RFP Railroad in Virginia and later he worked for Lockheed Space Division at Kennedy Space Center. He was a member of the Newton Memorial Baptist Church in Charmco, W. Va. Mr. Hearn is survived by his mother, Gladys V. Hearn of Roanoke, Va.; son, Michael D. Hearn of Greenville, Va.; brother, William G. Hearn of Falling Waters, W. Va.; sister, Sandra Marie Hearn of Roanoke, Va.; grandsons, Daniel and David Hearn of Greenville, Va. and several nieces, nephews and many friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville is in charge of arrangements. 

POINDEXTER, Deborah Lovice, 50, of Washington, D.C., passed away Sunday October 21, 2001. She was born in Roanoke and was a member of First Baptist Church, Vinton. Deborah worked for the Federal Government in Washington, D.C. for over 28 years as a Computer Specialist. She was preceded in death by one sister, Irma Poindexter Flack. Those left to cherish her memories are two daughters, Antoinette M. Macklin and Traci L. Macklin, of Vinton; her father, James Poindexter of West Virginia; her mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Williams Bonds, Vinton; three sisters, Gwendolyn Hubbard, Paula (Frank) Jones, Roanoke, and Edith Henderson Wilson, Minneapolis, Minn.; three brothers, Taze Poindexter, Vinton, Thomas (Serena) Henderson and Michael Henderson, Roanoke; one aunt, Lovice (John) Anderson of Maryland; two uncles, Arthur Burch and Thomas Burch, Roanoke; two devoted nieces, Syreeta Henderson, Roanoke, and Rebecca Wilson, Minneapolis, Minn.; a devoted nephew, Bruce Flack, Jr.; a very close friend, Charles J. Macklin, Washington, D.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends including her extended family at D.C. Water Works, Washington, D.C. Funeral services will be Saturday 2 p.m. in the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel. Dr. Henry Lindsey will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 7 to 8 p.m. at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

REPASS, Gladys Snyder Martin, 88, of Silver Spring, Md., died Sunday, October 21, 2001 at her residence. She was born in Bellhaven, N.C., daughter of the late William Joseph and Bessie Clyde Powell Martin. Mrs. Repass was a retired Registered Nurse and was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lee Repass, formerly of Groseclose, Va. and a granddaughter, Krysten Repass. She is survived by one daughter, Lynn Posid and spouse, Steve of Silver Spring, Md.; two sons, Howard L. Repass, Jr. and spouse, Donna of Kent Island, Md., William H. Repass and spouse, Debra of Burke, Va.; six grandchildren, Philip Repass, David Repass and spouse, Jody, Jennifer Repass, Daniel Posid, Matthew Posid, Sarah Posid; four great-grandchildren, Danielle Repass, Alex Repass, John Repass and Samantha Repass; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2001 at the Lindsey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Joe Shumate officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Grace Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 478, Rural Retreat, Va. 24368. The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lindsey Funeral Home prior to the service. Lindsey Funeral Home, Rural Retreat, Va., is in charge of arrangements. 

SAUNDERS, Betty Jane, 77, of Arcadia, Fla., died Sunday, October 21, 2001 at Charlotte Harbor Health Care in Port Charlotte, Florida. She was born September 6, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Boyd Byron Bradley and Amelia Katherine Haas Bradley. Mrs. Saunders belonged to the Tantallion Yacht Club in Tantallion, Md., and the Landmark Yacht Club in Stafford, Va. She and her husband, Frederick had traveled recreationally throughout the United States since 1983. Mrs. Saunders is survived by her husband, Frederic Eugene Saunders of Acradia, Fla.; two sons, Frederick Eugene Saunders, Jr. of Daniels, W. Va. and Anthony Alan Saunders of Troutville, Va. Additional survivors include four grandchildren, Cynthia Clayton, Jeffery Saunders, Kimberly Saunders and Casi Saunders; and two great-grandchildren, Brooke and Cori Clayton, all of Roanoke. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Boyd Byron Bradley, Jr. and James Bradley. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 25, 2001 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Found & Sons Funeral Chapel , 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper. A funeral service will be held Friday, October 26, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Found & Sons Chapel, with Fr. Leo Zonneveld officiating. Interment will be in Culpeper National Cemetery. Found & Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is in charge of arrangements.


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