Miscellaneous Roanoke County, Virginia Obituaries
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BOOKER, James Walter Sr., 85, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, February 4, 2002. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.

BRAMLETT, Lera Margaret Noel, 87, of Vinton, and formerly of Thaxton, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002, at Berkshire Health Care Center. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at Lotz Vinton Chapel with the Rev. John McKinney and the Rev. Larry Ross officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel.

CARTER, Harry Owen Jr., (J.R.), 49, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Carter, grandparents, Ishmael and Nettie Overstreet, Grover and Lissie Carter. Surviving are his parents, Harry O. Sr. and Elizabeth O. Carter of Roanoke; two sons, Harry and Charles; two daughters, Amanda and Melissa; eight grandchildren; brother, Eddie Carter of Roanoke; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois Carter of Goodview, Sandy (Butch) Wheeler of Bedford, Bonnie (Danny) Ruff of Forest, Donna (Donnie) Hodges of Salem; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; special friends, Pat, Patty, Willie and Darlene Tipton. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 12 noon Wednesday, February 6, 2002, with the Rev. Earl Ragland officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at Oakey's Vinton Chapel after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

DARNELL, Betty Jo, 64, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 3, 2002. She was preceded in death by a loving husband, Hensil Wallace Darnell, father, Arthur C. Hogan and mother, Thelma C. Hogan, stepfather, Shirley Hogan. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Coleman Wallace and Amy Darnell; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Danny Johnson; grandsons, Hayden Johnson and Mitchell Johnson; a special aunt, Catherine Parham; a dear cousin, Nancy Bower; numerous relatives and friends. She was a member of Green Ridge Baptist Church and an employee of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. A loving mother, precious friend, she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at Oakey's North Chapel, with Rev. Arthur E. Grant officiating. The interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's North Chapel. Donations may be made to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue #5.

FRAZIER, James Mason Jr., 84, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002. He was born June 6, 1917, the son of the late James Mason Frazier, Sr. and Radar Cruise Frazier. Surviving are his wife, Frances Elizabeth Frazier of Roanoke; two daughters, Barbara Downs of Roanoke and Brenda Quarles of Roanoke; brother, Richard Frazier of Roanoke; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at Fair View Cemetery with the Rev. Carter Sloan officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel.

GEORGIUS, Nancy Hamill, died Sunday, February 3, 2002, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Nancy graduated from Patrick Henry High School. She attended Westhampton College in Richmond and graduated from the University of Virginia. Nancy was born in Roanoke, Va. on June 12, 1953, to W. Webb Hamill and Anne Holt Hamill. She was preceded in death by her father and a stepbrother, David Tenser. Survivors include her husband, John R. Georgius; her daughter, Allison Hamill Blake; her mother, Anne H. Tenser; and stepfather, James H. Tenser of Fincastle, Va.; her sister, Susan H. Smith and husband, Michael Smith and their son, Jeffrey of Richmond, Va.; stepsister, Lindy Tenser and her daughters, Sara and Sonja of Fincastle; an uncle and aunt, George and Betsy Holt, Fincastle; three first cousins and their wives, Ed and Betty Holt, Marietta, Ga., Bob and Helen Holt, Richmond, Va. and R. Wilkins and Miriam Hamill, Greensboro, N.C. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at Avondale Presbyterian Church, 2821 Park Road, Charlotte, with the Reverend Dr. John Earl officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the family home, 529 Hempstead Place. A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Burial Park in Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday, February 7, at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Neil Dunnavant officiating. Visitation will follow the graveside service at the home of her parents, 227 Grove Hill Road, Fincastle, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309, or your favorite charity.

HANNABASS, Doris A. Hodges, 72, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord Sunday, February 3, 2002. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at Oakey's North Chapel.

HATCHER, Nona Wray, 65, of Franklin County, died Sunday, February 3, 2002. She was this widow of Jack Lee Hatcher and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Naomi and Dale Sherr of Rocky Mount; her grandchildren, Crystal, Jamie, Lee, Eddie and Ryan; her great-grandchildren, Cody, Abby, Brittany and Jamie, Jr.; her sister, Oleen Hatcher of Hardy; brother, Rodney Wray of Roanoke; a special niece, Ilieta (Sissy) Chitwood of Hardy; and several other nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Sam Crews officiating. Interment in Sherwood Memorial Park. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

HOLLAND, Wilson M., 78, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002, at his home with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Willard and Minnie Holland, brother, Myron Holland, sister, Beatrice and brother-in-law, Wilson Angle, and brother-in-law, Sam Webb. He is survived by his wife, Mildred M. Holland of 54 years; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Melvin Taylor, Jr. of Roanoke; sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Cathy Holland of Roanoke, Neil and Leigh Holland of Callaway; granddaughters and husband, Brianne and Brian Clemmer, Kelly S. Taylor and Alicia A. Holland; grandsons, Noah and Caleb Holland; loving brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Nancy Holland; three loving sisters and brothers-in-law, Viola and Dewey Harmon, Alice and Walter Campbell, and Myrtle Webb; several nieces and nephews. He served his country by working in the shipyard before going into the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was proud of his plumbing business of 23 years, and was retired from Roanoke City as a Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel by Rev. Bill Doss with burial in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel. The Holland family wishes to thank Dr. Phillip Shiner and staff, Carilion Hospice, and Carilion Cancer Center for all of their care. 

LAMBERT, Jack Wiley, 89, of Roanoke, formerly of Troutville, died Saturday, February 2, 2002. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Elizabeth Atkins Settles Lambert. He is survived by two sons and spouses, Jack and Lois Settles of Salem, Marshall and Carol Settles of Thomasville, N.C.; four daughters and their spouses, Juanita and Silas Mullins, Janet Benson, Nancy and Sam Benson, all of Troutville, Joyce and Ted Mittelstetter of Salem; one sister, Julia Mae Higley of Salem; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Oakey's South Chapel, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2002, with the Rev. Bill Atkins officiating. Interment will follow in Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Oakey's South Chapel.

LINDSEY, Mary Louise Proffitt, 86, of Roanoke and formerly of Rocky Mount, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002. She was born on August 30, 1915. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, George Wesley Lindsey. Her surviving family includes a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Fred Joseph of Olean, N.Y.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and John McCoy of McCoy, Va., Georgia (Jan) and Tom Viliborghi of Roanoke; six grandchildren, Lane Wimmer and wife, Brenda of Christiansburg, Cheryl Cunningham and husband, Joe of Salem, Deborah Underwood and husband Greg of Roanoke, Tom Viliborghi, Jr. and wife, Rolanda of Roanoke, Christa Viliborghi of Roanoke, Kim Rose and husband, Don of Roanoke; eight great-grandchildren, Cara and Caitlin Wimmer of Christiansburg, Seth and Emily Viliborghi of Roanoke, Taylor Underwood of Roanoke, Reanna Viliborghi of Roanoke, Sarah Cunningham of Salem, Bryan Rose of Roanoke; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services are to be held at Oakey's South Chapel Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Reverend Hollis Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Christiansburg, Virginia. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel. May God bless her dedicated caregivers.

MULLEN, Mr. James Norman, 87, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, February 4, 2002. At his request, services will be private. 

OVERFELT, Grace Phlegar Thomas, 89, of Salem, died Saturday, February 2, 2002 Graveside services Tuesday 2 p.m. at Sherwood Memorial Park. Arrangements by Lotz Salem Chapel. 

PAXTON, Patricia Ann, 51, of Roanoke, died Monday, February 4, 2002. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center (366-0707).

SCHRADER, Malcolm Randolph, 79, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002. Memorial funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at Lotz Funeral Home, Roanoke Chapel.

STONE, Inez Bolton, 82, of Roanoke, died Sunday, February 3, 2002. Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at Oakey's South Chapel.

SUTTON, Zueline M., 88, of Salem, died Saturday, February 2, 2002. Graveside service 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at Princess Anne Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. Reference Rader Funeral Home, Daleville.

VIAR, Ruth Funk, 89, of Roanoke, died Monday, February 4, 2002. She was an active member of the Ninth Street Church of the Brethren for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude M. Viar. She is survived by her son, James L. Viar and his wife, Sue Proctor Viar. Also surviving are her grandsons and their wives, David and Tammy Viar, Kerry and Julie Viar, Matt and Candy Viar. There are five great-grandchildren, Nick, Cori, Mindy, Josie and Jenna Viar. She was especially close with a nephew, Kenneth E. Arthur and his wife, Loretta and their family. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Oakey's South Chapel with the Rev. Patrick Starkey officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Burial Park in Salem. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

WRIGHT, Pauline Holland, 87, of Roanoke, departed this life on Sunday, February 3, 2002. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert L. Wright, a son, Jimmy Pugh, and a stepdaughter, Barbara Davis. Mrs. Wright was a longtime member of Preston Oaks Baptist Church. She was retired from Miller & Rhoads Department Store, Downtown Roanoke. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Richard Steele of Sandston; four grandchildren, Lesa Berlinghoff of Sandston, Richard Steele, Jr. of Fort Bragg, N.C., Teresa Lamb and Jeffrey Pugh, both of Roanoke; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby O'Brien and Norma Jean Simmons, both of Roanoke, and Wiser (Skip) Harry of Arlington; and a brother, Troy Holland of Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2002, from Oakey's North Chapel. Pastor Joe Greene will officiate. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's North Chapel. 

BLANKENSHIP, Betty Caulfield, of Wirtz, daughter of John William and Ada Appleyard Caulfield, born May 19, 1926 in Darby England went home to be with the Lord this day, February 3, 2002, following a long battle with cancer. She was a member of First Christian Church, Narrows, Va. for 55 years and attended Villa Heights Baptist Church in Roanoke for many years. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, J. Leslie Blankenship; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dwan and Gary Fulcher, Beach and Jeff Chewning of Rocky Mount; one son, Darrel Blankenship of Florida; eight grandchildren, Tim, Josh and Ward Underwood, Lewyn, Tyson and Travis Poage, Brent and Tammy Blankenship; three great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Harry Witt of Narrows; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Craig of Narrows; and many friends. The family would like to express their appreciation for the care given to her at Franklin Health Care Center. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Tuesday with Dr. Tim Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to West Lake Baptist Church Building Fund, c / o Evelyn Cundiff, 310 Key Lakewood, Moneta, Va. 24121. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday with her family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, S. Main St., Rocky Mount.

BOARD, Mr. Andrew Franklin, 66, of Goodview, passed away Monday, February 4, 2002. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

MAXEY, Wesley Allen, 75, of Callaway, died Sunday, February 3, 2002. He was a retired engineer for Pacific-Bell Telephone Company, and is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred J. Maxey. He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Maxey; son, Keith Maxey; brother, Lowell Maxey; and sister, Loretta Webb. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel with burial in Cedar Lawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel.

POWELL, Doris Greer, 67, of Rocky Mount, went to be with the Lord and join her heavenly family on Sunday evening, February 3, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene and her sister, Alice Hoal. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Tammy Powell of Ferrum, Gregory and Alice Powell of Lewisburg, W.Va.; grandchildren, Jessica Adams and husband, Tony, Christina Clayton and Zachary Powell; stepgrandchildren, Amy Copenhaver, Shannon Magness, Sean Magness; two great-grandchildren, Chelsae and Skyler Adams; sisters, Mrs. John B. (Charlotte) McDaniel of Charlottesville, Mrs. Rick (Janice) Shepherd of Roanoke; brothers, Phillip Greer of Salisbury, N.C., Jack and Missy Greer of Salem, Gene Greer of Bedford, Gerald Greer and Robin Peters of Salem; special friends, Sam and Fran Vaughan, Marvin and Marie Holland; her puppy pal, Buddy. Funeral services will be conducted from Franklin Heights Baptist Church, 2 p.m. Wednesday, with Rev. J. Larry Holland officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday with her family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, South Main Street, Rocky Mount.

SHIVELY, Brooklyn Hope, infant daughter of Heather Hodges and Carl (C.J.) Shively of Ferrum, went to be with the Lord Monday, February 4, 2002. She is survived by a brother, James Allen Shively; grandfather, Lin Hodges; grandparents, Bonnie and Roger Shively, Bertha and Victor Armendariz; great-grandparents, Bud and Gaynelle Perdue, Ottis and Goldie Bowling; great-grandmothers, Mary Thurman and Barbara Wilburn; a great-grandmother, Geneva Shively; aunts and uncles, Rick Shively, Lindsey Caldwell and Brandy and Chava Ruiz; a cousin, Justin Ruiz. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Lynch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Eugene Lawson officiating. Interment to follow in Franklin Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

TYREE, Christine English, 92, of Rocky Mount, died Sunday, February 3, 2002 Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, Flora Funeral Chapel, Rocky Mount. 

CAMPBELL, Rose Stephenson, 97, of Pulaski, died Sunday, February 3, 2002. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons.

HARRIS, Cornelia Glada Thomas, 82, of Floyd, died Saturday, February 2, 2002. She was born April 2, 1919 in Patrick County, Va. and was the daughter of the late John and Hettie Ann Elizabeth Thomas. She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. She and her devoted husband, Vernon, owned and operated Harris Cleaners in Floyd from 1941-1997. She was a member of Floyd United Methodist Church, Floyd County Women's Club, United Methodist Women's Club and the Floyd Garden Club. She loved traveling and cooking for friends and family. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Vernon; two daughters and son-in-law, Judy Duesberry of Portsmouth and Constance and John Mitchell of Roanoke; and two granddaughters, Regina Duesberry of Portsmouth and Christie Meredith of Roanoke. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at Floyd United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Gregory officiating. Burial to follow in Jacksonville Cemetery, Floyd. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Maberry Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family request consideration of Floyd United Methodist Church or Floyd Rescue Squad.

HOLCOMB, Zona, 95, of Blacksburg, died Monday, February 4, 2002 at Kroontje Health Care Center. She was born in West Virginia on March 8, 1906 to the late George and Martha Cordle Holcomb. She was a member of the Blacksburg United Methodist Church. She was also a devoted Hokie fan. She is survived by a sister, Bea Spellman of Jackson, Tenn.; many nieces and nephews; close extended family, including Margaret Kelsey Atkinson of Blacksburg, Paul Kelsey of Abingdon and their children and grandchildren; and many friends, including Becky Cherry and Irene Butterfield and their families. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at 2 p.m. in the Blacksburg United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Don Roberts and Rev. Don MacNicoll officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Warm Hearth Foundation, 2607 Warm Hearth Dr., Blacksburg, Va. 24060 or the Blacksburg Rescue Squad, 200 Progress Street, N.E., Blacksburg, Va. 24060. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Blacksburg Untied Methodist Church. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

HUMBERT, Louise Swope, 95, of Gilbert, Arizona, (formerly of Blacksburg), passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2002. Louise was born April 22, 1906, to John and Myrtie Swope in Monroe County, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Reuben Lee Humbert. She is survived by her son, Lee and daughter-in-law, Karen Humbert; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, all living in the East Valley near Phoenix, Arizona. Louise was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all. Louise spent most of her life in Blacksburg, Virginia after growing up in Lexington, Va. In September of 2000, she moved to Gilbert, Arizona to be close to her family. Louise was a dedicated and supportive wife of Lt. Colonel Reuben Lee Humbert during his service in World War II. She assisted Reuben in various activities at Virginia Tech during his 42 years on the faculty. She was secretary for the Virginia Tech Community Concert Association for many years. Louise was a faithful member of Christ Episcopal Church, chaired the Altar Guild and sang First Soprano in the choir. Louise was a lifetime member of the Alleghany Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Past President of the Arboretum Garden Club of Blacksburg and was an accredited judge in the Virginia State Federation of Garden Clubs. Her love of flowers was shown in the beauty of over 100 rose bushes in her back yard. Twice she won the Blacksburg Home Beautification Award for landscaping and flowers at her home on Draper Road in Blacksburg. Louise's contributions to the community and the university constitute a legacy of accomplishments still enjoyed by many people in Blacksburg. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 3, 2002, at 3 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clare Fischer-Davies officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. 

LINKOUS, KIRK EDWARD, 24, of Christiansburg, the son of Eddie and Sandra Linkous, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002. He was a graduate of Christiansburg High School, where he was recipient of the first Terry Griffith Memorial Scholarship, and Bluefield College, and was an employee of the Christiansburg Police Department. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Riley Linkous and Herbert Crews. Along with his parents, he is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Kelly and Jamie King; a special nephew, Trey; grandmothers, Opal Crews of Radford, Ruth Linkous of Christiansburg; as well as a host of family and friends. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 6th at the Trinity Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Monroe Hedrick with interment to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Terry Griffith Memorial Scholarship Fund, 10 East Main Street, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. Arrangements by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg.

McLAWHORN, Marie G., 75, of Elliston, died Monday, February 4, 2002. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home. 389-5441

TURMAN, Maudie Simpkins, 88, of Hiwassee, died Sunday, February 3, 2002, in Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jake and Nettie Simpkins, also a son, Sidney E. Wilson, her husbands, Latha Wilson and Ernest Turman, and two brothers, Waddie and Marvin Simpkins. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Seibert Simpkins, Snowville; a son, Merle Wilson, Hiwassee; a daughter-in-law, Darlene Wilson; two brothers, Hampton Simpkins, Radford and Harless Simpkins, Salem; two sisters, Ruby Simpkins and Reva Simpkins, both of Roanoke; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at The DeVilbiss Funeral Chapel with Rev. Neil Wood officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilson Family Cemetery, Pulaski County. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at The DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford.

DAVIS, Dorothy Painter, 89, of Covington, died Sunday, February 3, 2002, in Charlottesville. Funeral service Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home.

DOWNS, Boyd Melvin, 86, of Clifton Forge, died Sunday, February 3, 2002. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, Va.

FARLEY, John Howard, 94, of 522 Payne St. in Narrows died Monday morning, February 4, 2002, at home in the devoted care of his family. Born in Giles County on February 2, 1908, he was a son of the late Roy and Louvenia Williams Farley. He was the oldest member of The Church of God of Prophecy in Pearisburg. He is survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Church of God of Prophecy in Pearisburg with Pastor Bill Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Angels Rest Memory Gardens at Narrows. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke, Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. 

FITZGERALD, Patsy, 38, of Hurt, died Monday, February 4, 2002, in Lynchburg General Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna. 

GRAY, Oren Sidney Jr., (Ozzie), 53, of Wytheville, died Monday, February 4, 2002. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Visitation Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va. is in charge of arrangements. 

HUTCHERSON, Ida Kate D., 94, of Patrick Springs, died Monday, February 4, 2002. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Moody Funeral Home, Stuart. Arrangements by Moody Funeral Services, Inc., Stuart, Va.

KIRK, Mary Mustain, 91, of Martinsville, died Saturday, February 2, 2002. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Martinsville. Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Services.

KOGER, Herbert Alton, (Hub), 88, of 5913 Stones Dairy Road, Bassett, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, February 2, 2002, in Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. He was born on March 11, 1913, in Henry County, the son of the late Zebulon Pike Montgomery Koger and the late Belle Koger. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Wade Koger; and sister, Mary Frances Finney. Mr. Koger was co-owner of Koger Orchard Farm. He was the seventh generation Koger family farmer. Also he was a charter member of Orchard Drive Baptist Church. Hub is survived by his wife, Doris Marie Hunt Koger, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Dan Ankeny of Stanleytown; one son and daughter-in-law, Ewell and Patty Hunt of Rocky Mount; three grandchildren, Ashley Hunt, Rocky Ankeny and Renae Ankeny; one brother, George R. Koger of Bassett; one sister, Era K. Prillaman of Collinsville. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, February 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Orchard Drive Baptist Church and at other times at Mr. Koger's home, 5913 Stones Dairy Road, Bassett. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Orchard Drive Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Harrison and Dr. Joe R. Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Burial Park in Martinsville. Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett is serving the Koger Family. 

MOORE, Kathleen Bradner, 81, of Buena Vista, died Monday, February 4, 2002 in the Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Moore was born December 23, 1920 in Chatham and was a daughter of the late Howard Bradner and Cora McCrickard Bradner. She was a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church and was retired from Bernson Silk Mill. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lee Moore, two brothers, Jasper Bradner, Guy Bradner and one sister, Leo Shaffer. Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband of over sixty years, Calvin Moore, Buena Vista; two sons, Danny Moore and wife Vergie of Lexington, Gregory Earl Moore, Buena Vista; one brother, Lloyd Bradner of Chatham; three sisters, Nellie G. Widdifield, Hillie Wilmer, both of Buena Vista, Louella Fackler of Martinsville; three grandchildren, Corey Ann, Jeremy and Jeff; and three great-grandchildren, Matthew, Justin and Brittany. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2002 in Rockbridge Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Ronnie Payne and Rev. Arthur Underwood officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Evangelical Methodist Church or Rockbridge Area Hospice. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Service, Buena Vista.

MOREHEAD, Ramona Dawn Wright, 66, of Powhatan, widow of Ryland "Buzz" Morehead, died Sunday, February 3, 2002. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Sheila M. and Lucky Darnell Hill of Natural Bridge Station; granddaughter, Gemelle L. Hill of Powhatan; grandson, Shannon D. Hill of Henrico; and one brother, Stan Wright of Georgia. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Hwy. (Rt. 60), Powhatan and where services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Powhatan Community Cemetery.

POWELL, Sadie Lucille Crawford, 91, of Clifton Forge, died Monday, February 4, 2002. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday at Nicely Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, Va.

ROGERS, Loleta Ruley, 74, of Buena Vista, died Monday, February 4, 2002. Arrangements by Bollng, Grose & Lotts Funeral Service.

SHIELDS, Everett Damon III, (Trai), 30, of Martinsville, died Sunday, February 3, 2002. Funeral service will be announced by Collins Funeral Services in Bassett, Va.

WARD, Ossie E., 86, of Independence, passed away Monday, February 4, 2002. She was the widow of Paul Ward. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., is in charge of arrangements. 

WILHELM, Lena Lee Carmichael, 88, of Lexington, died Saturday, February 2, 2002. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Collierstown Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by the Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.

BROWN, Erma P. Dickerson, 63, of Bladensburg, Maryland, formerly of Roanoke, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at home. Her memory will be cherished by her mother, Willie E. Petty; two sisters, Teresa P. (Jimmie) Dickerson and Ernestine P. Law, all of Roanoke; two brothers, Col. LaSalle (Rachel) Petty, Jr., Washington, D.C. and James Petty, Atlanta, Ga.; four daughters; two sons; 15 grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, February 7, 2002, at Union Temple Baptist Church, with the Rev. Willie Wilson officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Taylor's Funeral Home, 1722 North Capitol St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Courtesy of Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

DAMRON, Wilbur Thomas, (Retired Major U.S. Army), 76, of Warrensburg, Mo., passed away Friday, February 1, 2002. Memorial services to be held 4 p.m. Tuesday at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg.

HUNTER, Betty A., 70, of Washington, D.C., died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, in Washington. She was born November 27, 1931, to the late Edward Blake and Jesse Wade. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, West Street in Radford. She is survived by three brothers, Robert Blake, Radford, Spencer Blake, Dayton, Ohio and Curtis Blake of Albuquerque, N.M. Funeral service will be conducted at Claytor-Dean Funeral Home, Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 7 p.m. Arrangements by Claytor-Dean Funeral Home. 

OWEN, Mary Ellison Wickline, 72, of 588 Cranberry Road Mt. Hope, Beckley, W.Va., died Sunday, February 3, 2002, after a long illness. She was born in Beckley on July 28, 1929, to the late John Rufus Ellison and Ester Mae Lilly Ellison. Mrs. Owen was a devoted and dedicated homemaker. She took great joy in organizing annual family gatherings on the 4th of July and during the Christmas season. She was much loved by family and friends for her tireless efforts to ensure continuity of these events. She was known for her unselfish acts for the concern of others even in the midst of her own sufferings due to an extended illness. She was a member of Cranberry Community Church. She loved her church family and enjoyed attending services until her illness prevented. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Danny Roy, three brothers, Hartzell, Charles, and Billy Ellison, and two sisters, Lois C. Simms and Garnet V. Brammer. Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Peter J. Owen; two sons, Jerry L. Wickline and his wife, Ruth of McPherson, Kan., R. David Wickline and his wife, Anita "Sissy" of Troutville, Va.; stepson, Johnny Owen of Augusta, Ga.; three brothers, John R. Ellison and his wife, Sally of Beckley, W.Va., Joe L. Ellison and his wife, Dianna of Greenville, W.Va., Bob Ellison and Nellie Hutchens of Beckley, W.Va.; two grandsons; five granddaughters; three great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday, February 7, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel with Pastor Roger Pauley officiating, with entombment in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity. Pallbearers will be brothers and nephews. Honorary pallbearers are Donald Wickline and David H. Wickline. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, W.Va.

ROSENBAUM, Wiley Joe, 62, resident of 6148 Ashbrook Circle, Archdale, N.C., died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at the High Point Regional Hospital. Mr. Rosenbaum was born July 5, 1939, in Carroll County, Va. to Clarence Eugene and Daphna Smythers Rosenbaum. He has been a resident of the Archdale area for the past 35 years. Mr. Rosenbaum was a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tennessee and a post graduate of Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. He was retired from Duke Power after 30 years of service and was currently working at Quality Indoor Air where he served as secretary and treasurer. He was a member of the High Point Heating and Air Conditioning Association and a past member of Archdale-Trinity Zoning Committee. He was a past president of the Archdale-Trinity Tax Advisory Board, the Furnitureland Rotary Club and the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Rosenbaum was also a basketball coach with Archdale-Trinity Little League, a Paul Harris Fellow and a 32nd degree mason with the Bush Hill Lodge. He also was active with Trinity High School where he received recognition for his contributions made to the school. On November 23, 1963, he was married to the former Linda Akers who survives of the residence. Also surviving are his mother of Galax, Va.; his son, Christopher Todd Rosenbaum and wife, Stephanie of Archdale; one brother, Ken Rosenbaum of Galax, Va.; one sister, Elsie Davis of Galax, Va.; three grandchildren, Courtney, Colin and Christen Rosenbaum; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Rosenbaum was preceded in death by his father. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with the Rev. Mike Mabe and Rev. Wilson Walls officiating. A private burial will follow at Monta Vista Gardens in Galax, Va. The visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 6148 Ashbrook Circle. Memorials may be directed to the organization of the donor's choice.

STIFF, Russell Edward Sr., 69, of Kannapolis, North Carolina, died Monday, February 4, 2002, at North East Medical Center, Concord, N.C. He was born May 24, 1932, in Tazewell County, Va., to the late Eugene Stiff and the late Mary Alice Brumley Stiff. He was retired from A. K. Steel Company in Ashland, Ky., and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Joan Greenway Stiff; three children, Sharon Guacheta of Roanoke, Va., Russell Edward Stiff, Jr., of Blue Ridge, Va., Susan Wolford of Russell Springs, Ky.; sister, Mary Frances Tennent of Kannapolis, N.C.; three brothers, Paul F. Whitley of China Grove, Eugene C. Stiff, Jr., of Rock Hill, S.C., Earl G. Stiff of Jefferson City, Tenn.; two stepchildren, Danny Ray Beam of China Grove, Rita Faye Smith of Mooresville, N.C.; and five grandchildren. A graveside funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis, N.C. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Whitley's Funeral Home. The family has requested that memorials be contributed to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216 Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216, or N.C. Lions Foundation, P.O. Box 39 Sherrills Ford, N.C. 28673. Whitley's Funeral Home, Kannapolis, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.


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