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BAXTER, Sister Elizabeth N.

"You Can't Make Me Doubt Him,
I Know Too Much About Him."

On Friday, May 31, 2002, Sister Elizabeth N. Baxter, (affectionately known as: Lizzie, Sister, Aunt Sister, Grandma Sister and Wiz), quietly slipped away to her heavenly home. She was born September 29, 1913, to the late Bertha Bell and James Richard Nimmo. Mrs. Baxter is preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters and her husband, Deacon Samuel Baxter. She was a dedicated member of Reed Street Baptist Church, where she served as Mother Shepard, Deaconess, Missionary, and Pastor's Aid. Those left to cherish her memory are sister, Lillian Wingfield; brother, George Nimmo; sisters-in-law, Louise (Frank) Styles, Addie Andrews, Alease Anderson of Roanoke, Hazel Clark and Theresa Baxter of Washington, D.C.; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Baxter, Roanoke, Va., Theodore (Eva) Baxter, Petersburg, Va.; a host of nieces and nephews including Mrs. Gloria Wilson, Mrs. Anita D. Wilson, Mrs. Donna (Ronald) Williams, Mrs. Patricia (Freddy) Baker, Mrs. Mary V. Scales, Ms. Lowan Duckett, Mr. Harold Duckett, Mr. Reginald (Carolyn) Duckett, all of Roanoke, Va., Mr. James Richard (Janet) Duckett, Virginia Beach, Va., Mr. Bernard Duckett, Youngstown, Ohio; special great-niece and nephew, Rev. Tonia (John) Jacobs, III, Albany, Ga., and Mr. James R. (Tracy) Chapman, Jr., Bowie, Maryland; and devoted friends, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor and Mrs. Dinah Fralin; special person, Ronn Lowe. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel. Rev. Ivory Morton will officiate and Rev. Tonia Jacobs, Eulogist. The interment will be in Williams Memorial Park. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Friends may call on Wednesday for viewing at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

BEANE, Lenny Timothy, 37, of Roanoke, departed this life Sunday, June 2, 2002. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2002, in the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel.

BEATTY, James Preston Jr., 83, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. (989-3131)
CONNER, Susie Hollins, 94, of Roanoke, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 4, 2002. She helped start and was a Charter Member of East Gate Church of the Nazarene. She and her late husband, Sherman J. Conner, co-founded S.J. Conner & Son, Inc. in 1939. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, James W. and Mary F. Conner, Moneta, S. Jack, Sr. and Joyce T. Conner, Troutville; granddaughter and husband, Dana M. and Michael T. Millsaps, Roanoke; grandsons and their wives, Sherman Jackson, Jr. (Jackie) and Sheri W. Conner, Brandon, Miss., Darrin T. and Tammy E. Conner, Franklin County; great-grandchildren, Ashley Millsaps, Lindsey Millsaps and Cameron Conner; two sisters, Aderine Phillips of Kansas and Reba Bowman of Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002 with the Rev. George E. Stevenson and the Rev. Paul E. Lockhart officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oakey's Vinton Chapel.

CORBIN, Ruth Johnson Forbes, 95, formerly of Vinton, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2002. Graveside services, Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel.

DARNELL, Willie Shelton, (Billie), 83, of Roanoke, died Sunday, June 2, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hensil W. Darnell, Sr. and son, Hensil W. Darnell, Jr. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Vivian Darnell, Dexter and Brenda Darnell; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cryptside funeral services will be held 12 noon Wednesday at Sherwood Memorial Park Abbey by Rev. Carter Sloan. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Lotz Salem Chapel.

DURETTE, Mr. Edward, (Country), 50, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2002. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, at Coyner Springs Cemetery. The funeral procession will assemble at the funeral home. The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

FORBES, John W., 73, of Roanoke and formerly of Athens, Pa., died Monday, June 3, 2002, due to an extended illness. He was born December 3, 1928, to the late Wilton and Marion Forbes. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WW II where he hopped the islands of the Pacific. He retired from Ingersoll Rand in 1991, after 42 years of service. He was a volunteer for the Veterans Hospital in Salem, Va. He enjoyed fishing and birdwatching. He greatly enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Robert Forbes and great-grandson, Michael Chambers. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Amelia Humphrey Forbes; his children, Carol Chambers of Sayre, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Karen Forbes of Roanoke, Va., James Forbes of Salem, Va.; and daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Anthony Prough of Sayre, Pa.; a brother, William Forbes; and a sister, Vickie Saxon, both of Sayre, Pa. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Shannon, Matt, Danielle, Angie, Tom, Tom, Aleisha, Andrea and Jaime; and his eleven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Oakey's North Chapel (362-1237) on Saturday, June 8, 2002, from 6 to 9 p.m.

HATT, Sandra Bolling, On Monday, June 3, 2002, Sandra Bolling Hatt (Sandy) succumbed to pancreatic cancer. She was preceded in death by her loving father, Edwin W. Bolling (Ebb) and is survived by a gracious mother, Maude Pendleton Bolling and her "cherub", John Hostutler. Her most treasured survivors are her two sons, Andrew and Lucas Hatt. Also surviving are two benevolent brothers, Jay Bolling and his wife, Dot, Reid Bolling and his wife, Renˇe; one niece, Laura Bolling and her fiancˇ, Ed Digilio; three nephews, Cole Bolling, Deek Bolling and Darren Bolling and his wife, Kristin Bolling. Also surviving is her ex-husband, Fritz Hatt. She would like to express a special thank you to Vicki and Don Lee and to Karin Mowl for making the journey with her. Sandy graduated from Jefferson High School and as Valedictorian from Radford College. Sandy touched the lives of all the people she met-her love of life, her generous gift of love which she imparted to all, and her love of laughter which she so willingly shared. Everywhere she lived, she made countless enduring friendships. She was a very giving person and was always willing to help anyone in need. She was also a member of Hidden Valley Country Club and was an avid golfer. She would not want tears today, but instead, laughter and love. Much gratitude is extended to the Boone & Co. Realtor family and everyone who contributed cards, phone calls, and prayers throughout this difficult time. She would also like to thank Dr. Fintel and his staff for prolonging her life beyond all expectations. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2002, at Oakey's South Chapel with the Reverend Ed Nicholson and a family friend, Matt O'Bryan, officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family suggests that donations be made to Garden City Baptist Church Roofing Fund, 3536 Garden City Blvd., Roanoke, Va. 24014. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Thursday where the family will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel (989-3131).

HOLLADAY, Elizabeth Ann Holmes, 42, left this life on Monday, June 3, 2002, after a stubborn and courageous battle with leukemia. She was a Registered Nurse who gave of herself in her profession. We remember Liz as a supreme travel and activity organizer, and mischievous prankster who loved a good surprise. A joyful skier, determined bicyclist, enduring runner, capable and dependable backpacker and camper who was always comfortably at home in the Yellowstone backcountry. During her years at Old Faithful, Wyoming, she was the center of many lifelong friendships. She was a charter member of the sisterhood of the hen, whose bonds were strengthened through hen sister, Sarah Dan and #8217's incredible outpouring of love and support. A just, righteous, and caring woman, Liz always gave more of herself than she ever expected in return. She was a loving and devoted mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend whose spirit and love will live in all those who were privileged to know her. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her grandparents, Emma and Carl Whittier and grandparents, Marian and Cecil Holmes; mother, Constance Whittier Holmes; and George, the Flugle Hound. She is survived by her loving husband, David; daughter, Hannah; son, Will; father and stepmother, David Holmes and Dolly Doughty; sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Joe Alexander; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Jim Deyerle; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Kevin Holt; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Phebe and Pete Holladay; brother-in-law and fiancˇe, Jim Holladay and Ellen Antoinacci; sister-in-law and husband, Katherine and John Zampolin; numerous aunts, uncles, niece, nephews, cousins, friends, and extended Yellowstone family. Special thanks to her family of caregivers at MD Anderson Cancer Center, whose support is beyond description. A memorial service will be held at the Beale Memorial Garden, Hollins University on Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration of Elizabeth and #8217's life at the Holladay home in Roanoke. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, or The Georgia Mountains Unitarian Church, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533

JONES, Thomas P., 90, passed away Monday, June 3, 2002. He was born June 16, 1912, in Roanoke, Va. After graduating from Lucy Addison High School (Class of 1931), Thomas served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. Married to his high school sweetheart, Oletha Craghead Jones, for 50 years, they had one son, Addae N. Jahi (Von Jones). Thomas Jones retired from the Veterans Administration / GSA after 36 years of service. He was also the first employee of Harris Office Furniture Co. Thomas Jones is survived by his son, Addae Jahi, Atlanta, Ga.; devoted nephew, Byron Brown and his wife, Krendy, Roanoke, Va.; sisters-in-law, Johneva Tate, Laverne Prunty, Evelyn Brown, Roanoke, Va., and Loretha Peters, Charleston, W.Va.; nephew, James Jones, II and Ann Jones, Washington, D.C.; nephews, Christopher Peters, Charleston, W.Va., Michael Craghead, Washington, D.C., Tony Craghead; nieces, Angela Craghead, Charlotte, N.C., Lera Peters and Laretha Moss, Atlanta, Ga.; cousin, Portia Green, Pittsburgh, Pa.; great-nephew and nieces, James Jones, III, Charmaine Kerney, Rita Jones and Anthony Jones, Washington, D.C.; and a host of other family members and friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002, at High Street Baptist Church. Dr. Floyd W. Davis will officiate. The interment will be at Williams Memorial Park. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Friends may call on Friday for viewing at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. The family will meet at 1826 Syracuse Avenue, N.W.

KAMINESTER, Ruth Flora Easter Kessler, 94, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2002, in a local hospital. She was the widow of Henri Kessler and Dr. Herbert Kaminester. Her survivors include a daughter, Geraldine Kessler Brumberg; grandchildren, Gail Brumberg of Roanoke, Anne and Roy Goldberg of Richmond, Henny Brooks of Roanoke, Dr. Andrew J. Brumberg of Richmond; two great-granddaughters, Jacqueline Knapp of Atlanta, Ga., Julianne Brooks of Roanoke; and many loving cousins and friends. She was co-founder of Henri Kessler's Furs in 1938, was active in civic affairs, spent many happy years at Brandon Oaks Home, and was a member of Temple Emanuel for over seventy years. Private burial at Temple Emanuel Cemetery officiated by Rabbi Kathy Cohen. Memorials may be made to Temple Emanuel Building Fund (1163 Persinger Road, SW, Roanoke, Va. 24015). Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

McFARLAND, William Harrison, (Bill), 90, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2002. Funeral service with Masonic Rites, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Oakey's North Chapel.

MOUNTCASTLE, James Carlton, 76, of Roanoke, died Monday, June 3, 2002. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea, serving in the U.S. Marines, and is survived by his wife, Frances L. Mountcastle; daughter, Gloria J. Morris; grandchildren, Angela L. Mountcastle and Victor C. Bradshaw; nephews, Pete Huffman and Andy Ayers. A graveside service will be 12 noon Thursday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens by Rev. T.G. Ayers. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel.

PUGH, Jean Light, 62, of Roanoke, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, June 4, 2002. She retired from Roanoke City Schools after many years of service as a school bus driver. In addition to driving a school bus, she also worked in the Deli Department at the Lakeside Kroger Store. Surviving are her husband of 44 years, William H. Pugh; children, Becky Alley and husband, Darrell, Roanoke, Debbie Pugh, Gate City, Va., Terri Ramsey and husband, Junior, Roanoke, Bill Pugh, II, Richmond; grandchildren, Tina and Brandon Ramsey, Tim and Krista Alley; special friends, Joan Willis and Danny Little; sisters, Bea Glover, Linnie Snapp, Dot Potts, and Sue Light, all of Gate City, Va., Anita Holbrook of Indiana; brothers, Wallace "Dub" Light, Kingsport, Tenn., Garnett Dennison, Tommy Dennison and Mike Dennison, all of Indiana; and her stepmother, Ellen Wycliffe, also of Indiana; a number of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1290 Seminole Trial, Suite C, Charlottesville, Va. 22901. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2002, at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road, by the Rev. Lewis Garst. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. Friday until service time and following the service. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center. 366-0707

ROGERS, Mark Douglas, 42, of Roanoke, died Monday, June 3, 2002. Graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in Martin Memorial Cemetery, Roanoke County. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

STANLEY, Mary McMinis, 57, of Roanoke, died early Monday morning, June 3, 2002. Mary was a native of Roanoke and was widely known for her sewing and award-winning doll making. A devoted wife and mother, she dedicated her life to making others happy. Her shining smile will be deeply missed as her kind, creative spirits remains in the hearts of her many devoted family and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred Foster and Willie M. McMinis and her daughter, Melissa Lynn Stanley. Surviving is her husband of 35 years, Freddie L. Stanley; sons, Billy McMinis and Joey Stanley; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Gary Clark, Jessie and Gary Ayers; her in-laws, Ann and Leroy Dooley; nieces, Suzanne Clark and Jennifer Ayers; nephews, Jason Ayers and Kevin Dooley, all of Roanoke. A memorial service will be held at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel Wednesday, June 5 at 3 p.m. with Dr. Tom Stocks officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6 to 9 p.m. at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel and Wednesday from 12 noon to service time.

AGEE, David Ronald, 47, of Rocky Mount, died suddenly Monday evening, June 3, 2002, at his residence. He was the owner of Agee Cabinet Shop. He was preceded in death recently by his mother-in-law, Shirley H. Law. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Law Agee; son, Billy Joe Agee; daughter, Sherrie Nicole Agee; his mother, Betty Agee; father and stepmother, David Carter and Nancy Agee; sister and brother-in-law, Mitzie and Jeff Martin; father-in-law, Terry M. Law; sister-in-law, Teresa Law; brothers-in-law and spouses, Mark and Denise Law, Matt and Cindy Law; sister-in-law and husband, Jennifer and Jeffrey Coffey; nieces and nephews, Amanda Martin, Barbara and Shane Law, Hope and Stephen Law, Walker, Dalton and Samantha Coffey; special friends, Lawrence Woodson, Brian Bowles, Christopher (Bucky) Parker, Coy Hodges, Mark Hodges, Kevin Fralin, Artie Bussey, Pete Santrock, Shannon Hodges. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel, 11 a.m. Thursday, with Rev. Leonard Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday with his family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, South Main Street, Rocky Mount.

BARNAS, Thomas E., 65, of Boones Mill and formerly of Buffalo, N.Y., died Sunday, June 2, 2002. Funeral Liturgy, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Local arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount.

KIDD, Carolyn Ann Zeigler, 49, of Penhook, died Monday, June 3, 2002. She is survived by her husband Matthew P. Kidd of the home; one daughter, Miss Tracy Zeigler of Roanoke; one son, Luster Zeigler, Jr. of Rocky Mount; two brothers, Calvin Zeigler and David Zeigler, both of Roanoke; five grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday 2 p.m. at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. William Dixon officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral. Interment in the Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Stanfield Mortuary Service in Rocky Mount.

MORRIS, Eleanor Louise Graham Clark, (Lou) 70, of Goodview died Saturday, June 1, 2002. Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Garden City Baptist Church. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home.

VEACH, John Robert, 42, of Bedford, passed away Monday, June 3, 2002. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford.

WILLIAMSON, George Jr., 87, of Rocky Mount, died Monday, June 3, 2002. Arrangements by Stanfield Mortuary Service.

ALTIZER, VIRGINIA C., 86, of Christiansburg, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, June 3, 2002. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Horne Funeral Service in Christiansburg is serving the Altizer family. (382-2612)

HAMIL, Basil Arthur, 85, of Blacksburg, died Sunday, June 2, 2002. He was born on January 12, 1917. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Trula. He is survived by his wife of two years, Fannie; his daughter and son-in-law, Libby and Raymond Pettigrew of South Carolina; his son and daughter-in-law, Bud and Lynn Hamil of Idaho; his seven grandchildren and their spouses, Bill and Kris Bales of North Carolina, Annette and Randy Rhody of Tennessee, Lindy and Wes Cranwell of Blacksburg, Virginia, Patty and Don Childers of Idaho, Pam and Mike Clopton of Texas, Jolene and Bob Cole of New York, and Colene and Brian Mead of Alaska. He is also survived by his fourteen great-grandchildren. Mr. Hamil was a member of the Blacksburg United Methodist Church. He moved to the Blacksburg area about six years ago when he retired in Knoxville, Tennessee. The memorial service will be held at Blacksburg United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2002. A graveside service will follow with only family attending. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made to the Interfaith Food Pantry in Blacksburg, Va. instead. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg.

LINKOUS, RONNIE LEE, 51, of Richmond and formerly of Blacksburg, departed this life on Monday, June 3, 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carola Ida and Warren Ellett Linkous. He was a loving father to five children, Ronnie Lee Jr., Jeffrey Keith (Crystal), Jennifer Leah, John Warren and Joseph Beale Linkous; as well as two grandchildren, Alexis Lynn and Jordyn Carola. He is also survived by his aunts, Robertine Graveley, (Bob) and Barbara Barker; and uncle, Edgar Linkous, Jr., (Lucille); first cousins, Pauline Vanhoozier (Ralph) and Maynard Proco (Pat). Ronnie was self employed and in his earlier years, served his community as a Deputy Sheriff. He received an honorable discharge from the Army National Guard after eight years of service. The family will receive friends at the Horne Funeral Home Wednesday, June 5, 2002, from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002, with Rev. Wallace Yopp officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family requests in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216. Horne Funeral Service in Christiansburg is serving the Linkous family. (382-2612)

CHAPPELL, Erma Wildren, 95, of Buena Vista, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002. Graveside service, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002, Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Service.

COOK, Willie, 84, of 300 Blue Ridge Street, Martinsville, died Monday, June 3, 2002 in Blue Ridge Rehab. Center, Martinsville. Mr. Cook was born July 17, 1917 in Henry County where he resided for the last 30 years. Mr. Cook was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Cook and Parthenia Meeks Cook. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Geneva Paige and Marlene Tinsley of Roanoke, and Mary Walker of Martinsville; one son, Willie Lee Cook, Jr. of Roanoke; two brothers, Charlie Cook and Guy Cook of Martinsville; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Cook was self employed (Cooks Landscaping) for 15 years. Mr. Cook was a member of Mt. Olivet Apostolic Church and a U.S. Army Veteran. Funeral service Friday 1 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Apostolic Church with Bishop Robert Kellam officiating. Burial will follow at Carver Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church one half hour prior to the funeral, and other times the family will be at the home of his daughter, Mary Walker, 132 Park Lane, Martinsville. Arrangements by Hines Funeral Service, Inc.

DOUGLAS, Rachel Merten, 89, of Marion, died Monday, June 3, 2002. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at Petersburg Chapel of J. T. Morriss Funeral Home, Petersburg, Va. Arrangements by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & J. T. Morriss Funeral Home.

FITZGERALD, Ada Belle, 87, of Fishersville, formerly of 6187 Lee Jackson Highway, Raphine, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2002, at the Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 14, 1915, in Raphine, the daughter of Luke and Nellie Ludwig Fox. She was a homemaker and a member of Vesuvius Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene M. Fitzgerald, two sisters, Mabel Siron, Lillian Cash and two brothers, Harold Fox and Carl Fox. Survivors include two sons, R. Dow Fitzgerald and his wife, Carol of Greenville, D. Keith Fitzgerald and his wife, Beverly of Raphine; one daughter, Mary Alice Jarvis and her husband, Thomas D. of Goodview, Va.; three sisters, Alice Humphries of Vesuvius, Helen Craig and Pauline Arehart of Staunton; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren. A service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at the Vesuvius Baptist Church by the Rev. Dan Stanley. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Fitzgerald, Brian Fitzgerald, Timothy Fitzgerald, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Scott Jarvis and Mike Terry. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Terry, Ben Terry, Scott Harris, Ollie Waymack, William C. Brown, Richard Bradley, Robert Lam, and Henry Black. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to Vesuvius Baptist Church, P.O. Box 575, Vesuvius, Va. 24483.

HALL, Velda Esther Odell, 86, of Ridgeway, died Monday, June 3, 2002. Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 6, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Collins Funeral Chapel, Bassett.

JOHNSTON, Charlie Friend, 81, of 473 Tallyho Road, Concord, Va., died Sunday, June 2, 2002, in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Vernelle Reynolds Johnston. Born in Spout Spring, August 16, 1920, he was a son of the late Dudley McCaw Johnston and Mary James Johnston. Mr. Johnston was a retired conductor for the N & W Railroad, a member of Salem United Methodist Church, the American Legion, and a WW II Army veteran. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a stepson, William Nunley and his wife, Lucille of Vinton; a stepdaughter, Norma N. Peverall of Chesapeake; a sister, Emma Clapp of Richmond; several stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002, at Salem United Methodist Church by the Dr. Keith Almond and the Rev. John Deeds, III. Burial will follow in Old Herman Cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Post #16. The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and other times at the residence. Those wishing to make memorials, please consider Salem United Methodist Church, Spout Spring, Va. 24593 or Concord Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 48, Concord, Va. 24538.

MINTER, Mildred, 86, of Spencer, died Sunday, June 2, 2002. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002, at Old Well Christian Church. Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Services.

PAITSEL, Donald Wayne, 51, of Forest, died Sunday, June 3, 2002. Graveside service Friday at Alleghany Memorial Park, Low Moor, Va. Arrangements by Loving Funeral Home, Covington.

RICHMOND, David L., 60, of Wytheville, died Monday, June 3, 2002. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at the Barnett Funeral Chapel in Wytheville. Visitation Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

MINTER, Robert Haley, 86, of 1112 Second Street, Eden, N.C., died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at his home. Funeral will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Overlook Cemetery. Mr. Minter was born in Henry County, Va., and was a retired Steamfitter. He was a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 491 in Roanoke, Va. for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Alice Allen Minter of the home; son, Robert Wayne Minter of Salem, Va.; daughter, Faye Hill and husband, Russell, Eden; brother, Jack Minter and wife, Lucille of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Mark Wayne Minter and wife, Mary of Roanoke, Va., Donna W. Eller and husband, Lynn of Rocky Mt., Va., David Lee Minter of Salem, Va., Jan Travis and husband, Mike of Eden, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Megan Lynne Eller and Katherine Grace Minter. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Fair Funeral Home in Eden, N.C.

BOITNOTT, Emma Sink, 95, of Vinton, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2001. She was born December 7, 1906, the daughter of the late John Sink and Martha Overfelt Sink. Her two husbands preceded her in death, Tommy Lewis Housman and Irvin J. Boitnott. Also preceding her was a grandson, Paul Wertz, granddaughter Bonnie O. Gordon; great-granddaughter, Mikaela O. Gordon. Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis and Elsie Housman of Stewartsville, Roy and Ruth Housman of Boones Mill, John Boitnott of Vinton, Donald and Lynn Boitnott of Boones Mill; five daughters and sons-in-law, Julia and Jessie Gusler of Danville, Louise Graham of Boones Mill, Doris and Benny Wright of Roanoke and Ronald Wills of Vinton, Nancy and Bill O'Brien of Montvale; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2001 at Lotz Vinton Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel.

BROWN, Hattie Louise, 46, of 330 Gilmer Ave, Roanoke, departed this life on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at the Roanoke Community Hospital after a long illness. She was born May 29, 1956 in Allsonia, Va., daughter of the late Theodore and Frances Brown. She was a member of the former Rich Hill Baptist Church in Allsonia. She also attended the Pulaski County Public Schools. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Frances Brown and one sister, Janet Darlene Brown. She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Neal O. Brown, Mark O. Brown and Keith E. Riles, all of Roanoke; three grandchildren; five sisters, Pamiler (Edward) Meadows of Fairlawn, Va., Carolyn Thompson of Pulaski, Tammy (Eric) Williams, Daphine (Zahir) Asim and Diane (Willie) Williams, all of Roanoke; two brothers, James Theodore Brown of Savannah, Ga., David Lee Brown of Roanoke; a devoted friend, Tom Byrd of Roanoke and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Randolph Ave. United Methodist Church, Pulaski, Va., with the Rev. Leroy Henry officiating. Burial will be at the Pinehurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Randolph Ave. United Methodist Church. Penn's Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

DAVIS, Doris Raike, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001. Mrs. Davis was a member of Windsor Hills United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Davis. She is survived by her friends and neighbors. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2001 at Oakey's South Chapel with Dr. Bud Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park. Friends may call after 12 noon Friday until service time at Oakey's South Chapel.

HUDSON, Bernard Mark, 40, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. A memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001, from the Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home Chapel (366-0707).

JACKSON, John Edward, 75, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2001. He was the son of the late John Henry and Gertrude Roy Jackson, and a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Jackson was employed at Roanoke Concrete and Pipe Company. Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Geraldine Jackson; children, Shirley Jackson, Jerry Jackson, Shannequa Jackson, Willie Allen, George Allen and David Hackley; grandchildren, Jerrontay Jackson and Jazzmen Saunders; sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Baker of Bassett; brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Saunders and Mr. John Saunders; a host of loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Hamlar-Curtis Chapel. The interment will be at Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

JOHNSON, Claude F., 84, of Fincastle, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. Graveside service, Thursday, 11 a.m., at New Monmouth Presbyterian Cemetery, Lexington. Arrangements by Rader Funeral Home, Daleville.

JOHNSON, David Wayne, 28, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. Graveside funeral services, 2 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001, Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton, Va. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

KENNICUTT, Leslie F., (Buddy), 64, of Salem, has gone to his heavenly home on Tuesday, December 11, 2001, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Washington, D.C., moved to Hyattsville, Md., where he lived until moving to Roanoke 30 years ago. He has lived in Salem for the past 18 years. He was a member of College Lutheran Church in Salem, and was a member of the College Park Moose Lodge in Maryland for over 40 years, worked for the Door Doctor as a salesman, and bowled on several leagues in Roanoke for over 20 years. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 27 years, Norma Jean Kennicutt; parents, Carlton and Louise Fink of Maryland; mother-in-law, Mantie W. Hurley of Roanoke; sister-in-law, Jo Ann Aldrick; brother-in-law, Thomas G. Hurley, Jr. of New Castle; three stepdaughters and husbands, Vickie Marie Dunbar of Reidsville, N.C., Terry Greenway and husband, Chuckie of Vinton, and Robin Madden and husband, Paul, Jr. of Roanoke; stepson, Douglas H. Dunbar, Jr. of Rocky Mount, Va.; four grandchildren, Lori, Misty, Paul, III and Molly; sister, Helen McCuiston and husband, Ted of Murray, Ky.; brother, C.C. Fink and wife, Janie of Mt. Airy, Md.; devoted pets, Bandit, Pierre and Peppy; many other friends and relatives; special friends, Dr. Rome Walker and staff; nurses and caregivers from Good Samaritan Hospice; and many church friends. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001, at John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 14, 2001, at 2 p.m. at College Lutheran Church, Salem, with Pastor Dwayne J. Westermann officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to College Lutheran Church in Buddy's name. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home. 389-5441

LEE, Marcella Eleanor, (Sis), 80, of Salem, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001. She was a loving wife and mother. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, William Eldridge (Eggs) Lee, and brothers, James, Herbert and Ralph Ellis. Surviving family include sons and daughters-in-law, William Harry (Worm) and Linda R. Lee, Larry Wayne (Bugs) and Gail Lee; sisters and brothers-in-law, Minnie and David Byrd, Shirley Hess, Doris and Harry Worrell; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Doris Naff Ellis, A.G. and Ivie Ellis, Harold and Jane Ellis, Billy B. Ellis; sisters-in-law, Gaye and Esther Ellis; a special sister-in-law, Ann Lee; grandchildren, Matt, Mandy, Amber and Jason Lee. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 14, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home, with Rev. Dan Netting officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 13, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home. 389-5441

LIPES, Ella Terry, 74, of Buchanan, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Mrs. Lipes was retired from Lee's Carpets-Glasgow, and a member of Springwood Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles David (C.D.) Lipes and brother, Lewis Terry. Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Lipes Thompson of Charlottesville; son and daughter-in-law, David and Beth Ransone Lipes of Buchanan; grandsons, James David Thompson, David Justin Lipes, and Dalton Allen Lipes; brothers, Bobby Terry of Atlanta and Harry Terry of Virginia; sisters, Helen Paxton of Buchanan, Evelyn Smith of Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold E. Cook, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery - Buchanan. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Botetourt Funeral Home, 14920 Lee Highway, Buchanan. {254-3000}

PORTER, Norman Benny, 55, of Roanoke, died Monday night, December 10, 2001 at his home. Benny was born in Dunn, N.C. and relocated to Wythe County, Va. in 1959. He has been a partner in SEPCO, a commercial lighting company in Roanoke since 1987. Benny retired from the U. S. Army Reserves in 1994 as a Sergeant First Class. He was a member of the Wytheville Masonic Lodge #82 A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Bodies of Roanoke, Kazim Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Roanoke and the Roanoke Valley Shag Club. He was preceded in death by his father, Millard Fillmore "Jack" Porter. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Dennis Sharp of Austinville; two grandsons, Micah and Hunter Sharp; mother and stepfather, Alice B. and Burton D. Dean of Austinville; sisters and brother-in-law, Joan Dean of Roanoke, Sue Ward of Christiansburg, Debra and Danny Bradshaw of Charlottesville, Pam Dean of Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, Curtis Dean of Raleigh, N.C.; special friend, Helen Aylor of Roanoke; and numerous cousins and friends also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

REED, Fred H. II, 51, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. Graveside funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001, Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, W.Va. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.

SHEPHERD, Florence E., 94, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2001. She was the wife of the late Frank M. Shepherd; sister of Sam J. Elliott and his wife, Erma and Odelle Walker; aunt, Margaret Horn and her husband, John; sister-in-law, Kathleen Elliott. She is also survived by other much loved nieces and nephews; and numerous relatives and friends. Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Burial Park on Friday, December 14, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Steven Harris officiating. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

SIMMONS, Cecil, 88, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2001. He was a disabled employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway and was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Cook Simmons. Surviving are a daughter, Sarah Lee Simmons, Roanoke; sons, Sonny W. Simmons, Roanoke, James E. Simmons, Lynchburg; grandchildren, Cindy L. and Tommy Ruff, Roanoke, Lynn E. Meador, Blue Ridge; great-grandchildren, Leon R. Campbell and Crystal M. Campbell, Roanoke; two great-great-grandchildren, Savannah and Brittany Campbell; four sisters, Velma V. Bennett, Salem, Mildred Maxwell, Ohio, Mary Ann Simmons, Josephine L. Muse, both of Salem; three brothers, Ira W. Simmons, Cincinnati, Ohio, Paul Simmons, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Joseph J. Simmons, Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted from the graveside at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Friday, December 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Steve Garay officiating. Family and friends will assemble at Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 1 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at Oakey's Vinton Chapel after 11 a.m. on Thursday.

TAYLOE, Robert Watson, 50, of Spokane, Washington, formerly of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 5, 2001. Funeral services will be at the Oakey's North Chapel, 11 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2001. 

THACKER, Agnes Doran Karnes, 87, of Roanoke, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.

THOMAS, Margaret Sexton, 83, of Vinton, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. Born in Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Noah C. and Della J. Anderson Sexton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arnett C. Thomas. Surviving are a brother, Clarence A. Sexton of Moneta; sisters, Mrs. Jennie Mae Gray of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Grace S. Clark of Vinton; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; her beloved pets, Buster, Toto and Boots. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2001, with the Rev. Frank W. Feather officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at Oakey's Vinton Chapel after 1 p.m. Thursday where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.

WHITT, Edythe R., of Roanoke, died Monday, December 10, 2001. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fair View Cemetery. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. 

YEATTS, Annie C., 91, of Roanoke, formerly of Danville, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. Graveside funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, in Mountain View Cemetery, Danville, Va. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.

BOOTHE, Virginia Dooley, 88, of Montvale, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford. 

CHEATWOOD, Clarence Odell, 61, of Bedford, departed this life on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 in Lynchburg General Hospital, Lynchburg, Va. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 1 p.m. at the Otterville Baptist Church, Bedford, Va. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

LOOS, Edward F., 68, of Union Hall (Smith Mountain Lake), died Saturday, November 24, 2001. Memorial services at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2001. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mt.

MENEFEE, Henry Angle, (Boo), 87, of Rocky Mount, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 10, 2001. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry E. and Lou Emma Angle Menefee, a son, Ray Nelson Menefee, two brothers, James M. and Charlie C. Menefee, sisters, Virginia Ferguson, Myrtle Bowles, Jewel Green and Bernice Menefee. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Betty Lou Hale and husband, Steve of Boones Mill; grandchildren, Regina S. Lewis and husband, Mark of Fork Mountain, and Reggie Sink of Boones Mill; great-grandchildren, Landon Lewis and Chandler Sink; sister-in-law, Ethel Menefee of Rocky Mount; a niece, Carolyn G. Singleton of Newton, N.C.; and a nephew, Rodney Ferguson of Roanoke. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 13, 2001, 2 p.m., at Lynch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Dillon officiating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

POINDEXTER, Mary Jane Sutton, 60, of Union Hall, went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 9, 2001. Funeral services will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m., at the Lynch Funeral Home Chapel, Rocky Mount.

REGAN, Patricia Cherry Keith, 76, of Rocky Mount, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Funeral services handled by Stricklin-King Funeral Home, Yazoo, Miss. and locally by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount.

SMITH, Henry Albert, (Honk), 73, of Rocky Mount, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 12, 2001. He is preceded in death by his parents, J.C. (Jack) and Julie Mary Smith, brothers, Ira Smith, Tansey and Calvin Smith, sisters, Fannie Dillon and Marie Young, and a grandson, Tracy Smith. He is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Patricia and Jackie Hall of Callaway, Bonnie Gusler of Callaway, Deborah Smith of Wirtz, and Wanda Lynch of Rocky Mount; sons, Alvin Smith of Glade Hill, Gary Smith and Todd Smith, both of Rocky Mount; fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Doris Smith of Wirtz, Hugh Smith, James and Louise Smith, Monroe Smith and Clarence and Melva Smith, all of Glade Hill; brothers-in-law, Stafford Young of Ferrum and Perry Dillon of Glade Hill; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Smith and Gertrude Smith, both of Wirtz. Funeral services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Denver Turner officiating. Interment to follow in the Old Bethel Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

WEAVER, Louise Hall, 87, of Rocky Mount, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at Friendship Manor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Weaver, Ray Hughson, brothers, Cecil and Sam Hall, sisters, Ethel Price, Marie Lindsay and Flossie Powers. She is survived by her son, Robert C. Weaver; her grandchildren, Coree and Ryan Weaver; sister-in-law, Beulah P. Hall; nephew, David G. Hall; great-niece, Debra Dixon; great-nephew, Christopher Gish; and great-great-niece, Destiny Gish. Mrs. Weaver was owner and CEO of Guyer-Roberts Manufacturing Co. and Franklin Veneer and Lumber Co. and was, at one time, a major stockholder in Weaver Mirror Co. She was a former Sunday School Teacher at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church, member of the hospital auxiliary and the Chamber of Commerce. A cryptside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Chapel Garden Mausoleum in Roanoke, conducted by Rev. Robert Lawrence House. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rocky Mount United Methodist Church, 35 North Main St., Rocky Mount, Va. 24151. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount. 

COLLINS, Alfred Paul, 80, of Pearisburg, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2001 in Salem, Va. Mr. Collins was born on October 2, 1921 in Coopers, W.Va. and was a son of the late Osby and Lila Wells Collins. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Thomas N. Collins, Marcus Wells Collins; an infant brother, David Collins; and a grandson, Marcus Keith Collins. Mr. Collins was an Army veteran of WWII having served in Hawaii and the Pacific, worked a short time for the N & W Railroad, and retired from the Celanese Plant in Narrows, Va. He was a long time member of the Pearisburg Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the First Church of God in Rich Creek, Va. Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Helen Hager Collins; three sons and daughters-in-law, Alfred Lee and Pat Collins of Powhatan, Va., Tommy Marcus and Odette Collins of Forest, Va., and David Michael and Vickie Collins in Pearisburg; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 14, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Givens Funeral Chapel in Pearisburg with the Rev. Clarence Dillon and assisted by grandson Zachery Collins officiating with burial following in the Monte Vista Cemetery in Bluefield, W.Va. The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home in Pearisburg Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Although the family appreciated flowers, please consider contribution to the American Cancer Society.

DAVIS, Thomas Havely, (Tommy), 64, of Christiansburg, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at the New River Valley Medical Center. He was born in Montgomery County, Va. on March 18, 1937, to the late Walter H. and Sally Bell Shaver Davis. He was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Melissa Davis, and a brother, Russell E. Davis. He retired from Va. Tech having been a supervisor at Turf Research and at Kentland Farms. He was a member of the Castle Rock Lodge #334 A.F. & A.M., and a member of the Virginia Bear Hunters Association. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sybil Jane Davis of Christiansburg; three sons and daughters-in-law, Forrest D. and Cindy Davis of Blacksburg, James H. and Val Davis of Spotsylvania, Stephen P. Davis of Christiansburg; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debbie and Randy Coakley of Spotsylvania, Stephanie J. Davis of Christiansburg; five grandchildren, Zach Coakley, Grace Aldridge, Clay Davis, Casey Davis, and Sierra Davis; a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Joe Austin of Blacksburg; a sister-in-law, Jeannie Davis of Christiansburg; an aunt and uncle, Mary Kate and Mason Lafon of Blacksburg; an uncle, Rev. Hobert Shaver of Pearisburg; and a special bearhunting friend, Richard Dudding. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 13, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the Christiansburg Wesleyan Church with Rev. David Hurd and Rev. Noah J. Underwood officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg with graveside masonic rites by the Castle Rock Lodge #334. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24073 or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

GRAVELY, Larry S., 53, of Blacksburg, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Arrangements by Penn's Funeral Home.

MOREHEAD, SYLVIA SUSAN, 78, of Radford, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at her daughter's home with both of her daughters by her side, after a long illness. The daughter of the late Roy and Ollie Campbell, she is also preceded in death by one sister, Unice, and three brothers, Willie, Dewey and Noah Campbell. She is survived by two daughters, Lorene Eanes of Radford, Kathy Dawson of Broomfield, Colo.; one sister, Geraldine Goins of Floyd. She is also survived by three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call anytime after 12 noon Thursday, December 13, 2001, at Horne Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Belview United Methodist Church with Rev. Aaron Finch and Rev. Sebert Rorrer officiating. The interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. Matt Skewes and Dr. Cleve Sinor and all other doctors, nursing staff and the kitchen staff with Carilion New River Valley Medical Center for their excellent care given and heping make her transaction more peaceful, also the New River Valley Hospice. Arrangements by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg.

OLINGER, STEVEN LEE, 42, of Christiansburg, departed this life on Tuesday, December 11, 2001, and celebrated his 43rd birthday on December 12th with his mother in Heaven. Steven was a well-known Bail bondsman and private investigator in Southwest Virginia. Steve was born on December 12, 1958, in Roanoke, Va. to S. Dutton and Charlotte Price Olinger. He was preceded in death by his mother and his brother, Jeffrey Walton. His two grandfathers, Hugh Dutton Olinger of Blacksburg and Robert L. Price of Roanoke, also preceded him in death. He is survived by one daughter, Alexa Brooke; and two sons, Nicholas Justus and Alec Steven. He also leaves behind one brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and April Olinger of Blacksburg; sisters and brother-in-law, Sherry Olinger and Andy DeMaury of Christiansburg and Kimberlee Olinger Padgett of Roanoke. He is also survived by his fianceˇ, Bonnie Woolwine and her three children, Jenna, Braeden and Brandon, all of Christiansburg; and three nephews, Michael Christopher and Adam Blair Padgett and Ty Olinger; and one niece, Tessa Olinger; grandmothers, Naomi Olinger of Blacksburg and Thelma Price of Roanoke. He is also survived by mothers of his children, Jeannie Edwards Olinger and Lynn Thomas Young, all of Christiansburg, and many special uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 13, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Horne Funeral Home and at all other times at 495 Southview Terrace, Christiansburg. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2001 at St. Michael Lutheran Church, Merrimac Rd., Blacksburg. Pastor Lynda Mitchell, Pastor Fred Hodges, the Rev. Dennis Hutchison and the Rev. Mike English will conduct services. Arrangements by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg.

PATTESON, Robert Witten, (Bob), 79, of Narrows, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at his residence on Wolf Creek near Narrows. He was born in Tazewell County on October 27, 1922 and was the son of the late Robert Watkins and Pearl Ann Jackson Patteson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Jo Patteson. He was a retired employee of the Celanese Fibers Company Plant at Narrows after 42 years of service. He was a member of Intermont Lodge #269 A.F. & A.M. of Narrows. He is survived by his wife, June Riddle Patteson; a son, Robert W. Patteson, Jr. of Narrows; a daughter, Patty P. Davis, Galax; a brother, Ralph W. Patteson, Roanoke; four sisters, Glenna Hoge, Bluefield, W.Va., Mary Stables, Narrows, Carrie Simmons, Wanda Powell, both of Roanoke; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 14, 2001 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service, Narrows, with the Rev. Kimball Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Patteson Family Cemetery on Wolf Creek near Narrows. The family will receive friends at Riffe's in Narrows Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. A Masonic memorial service by Intermont Lodge #269 will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. 

THORNHILL, MARVIN RAY, (Poppie), 74, of Blacksburg, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was born in Montgomery County on June 10, 1927 to the late Will and Mary Sites Thornhill. Ray retired from the Virginia Tech Electrical Services in 1989 with 25 years of service. He left to cherish his memory his wife of 47 years, Dot Thornhill of Blacksburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki T. and Jeff Meadows of Pembroke; a granddaughter, the light of his life, Amanda Meadows; a sister, Fannie Davis of Blacksburg; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wes and Verlie Davis, Charlie and Lois Davis, John and Shelby Davis, Stella Davis, Lucille Davis and Mary Davis; many nieces, nephews and a special cousin, Hazel Poff. Graveside services will be held Friday, December 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Mausoleum at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg, with his nephew, the Rev. Jimmy E. Davis officiating. Friends may call Thursday anytime after 12 noon and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

WEISS, Jane Lee, 78, of 208 Hill Lane, Pembroke, died Sunday morning, December 9, 2001 at her home. Born in Alleghany County, Va. on February 23, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Charles Wilbur and Mammie Damron Selleck. She was a member of Riverview Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Weiss, a son, Walter Weiss, and a daughter-in-law, Mildred Weiss. She is survived by a son, Donald E. "Tommy" Weiss of Orlando, Fla.; a special friend, Frieda Best; special caregivers and nephew, Phillip and Phyllis Selleck and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke, with Pastor Shahn Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

WYATT, Kathleen Lytton, 93, of Radford, died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, December 11, 2001. She was born at Honaker, Va., on October 17, 1908 to the late Tom and Minnie Lytton. She was preceded in death by her late husband, J. Clifford Wyatt and a son, William T. Wyatt. Kathleen is survived by one son, Jon T. Wyatt and his wife, Mary; a daughter-in-law, Eleanor B. Wyatt; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Margaret Hughes and Jo Nell Talton; a brother-in-law, John C. Talton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Kathleen was a retired teacher having served in the Radford City School System for 24 years. Her teaching career began in a one room school house near Coeburn, Va. She also taught in Kentucky and Tennessee. The family will receive friends at DeVilbiss Funeral Home in Radford, Va. Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services at Fairlawn Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Friday with interment following in Highland Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Danny Collins will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Fairlawn Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford is handling arrangements.

KEEN, Verne Dillard, 72, of Covington, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel.

KEYES, Donald F. Jr., 58, of Atkins, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001. Funeral 10 a.m. Friday at Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel, Marion.

LONG, Helen Juanita Toms, 85, of Clifton Forge, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Graveside service 1 p.m. Friday at Alleghany Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge.

PETERS, Mary Mann, 82, of Covington, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday at Falling Springs Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Loving Funeral Home. 

RUX, Michelle Renee, 45, of Covington, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Arrangements by Arritt Funeral Home.

SAWYER, Elizabeth Hodnett, (Lib), 79, of Martinsville, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Martinsville. Arrangements by McKee-Stone Funeral Services.

SHANKS, Minnie Hickman, 72, of Natural Bridge Station, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at the Harrison Funeral Chapel, Lexington.

SHROPSHIRE, Lou Annie, 88, of Stuart, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services Chapel.

WILSON, Frances Harvey, (Dilcie), 95, of Martinsville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 11, 2001. Born at Snowville in Pulaski County June 27, 1906 on her family farm to Lewis and Bettie Trolinger Harvey, descendents of early settlers who moved to Southwest Virginia seeking fertile land and salt petre for gunpowder during the Revolutionary War. She moved to Radford with her four brothers and three sisters the day after Christmas, 1906 so they could attend Radford City Schools. Her strong Protestant mother and father, were young children during the War between the States and were firm but loving parents having suffered the rigors of a post-war Virginia economy. Greatly influenced by those examples of an earlier time around her, she nonetheless thrived on routine household chores and the joy of school friends. A great sadness however, was the death of her brother, Fred in WWI by German enemy fire only days before the 1918 armistice, an event that cost her mother to wear black in honor of her son most of the remainder of her life. Dilcie graduated from Radford College in 1952 and Brenau College, Gainesville, Ga. in 1927. She married Alec Charles Wilson on November 29, 1929 and moved to Martinsville the following month at the beginning of the Great Depression. They moved to their new $4000 home July 4, 1930 and there she lived for more than 71 years. Early she joined the First Presbyterian Church in Martinsville, the Current Events Club, Joseph Martin Chapter of DAR and was a Charter Member of the Beaver Creek Garden Club. She was a mother, homemaker and President of Wilson Quarries for nearly a decade after her husbands death in 1979. Known for her strong work ethics and witty sayings, she was quick to say a kind word. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are two sons, Robert Littleton Wilson and his wife, Patricia S. Wilson and Alec Charles Wilson, Jr. and his wife, Lucy C. Wilson; a granddaughter, Sabra Wilson Hope. Also surviving are stepgrandchildren, Adele Mattox and Samuel Travis Mattox and his wife, Margaret L. Mattox; great-grandchildren, Mark Alexander Hope, Jr. and Sarah France Hope and Robert Charles Wilkerson Hope. Her body will rest are her home at 712 Mulberry Rd., Martinsville, where her family will receive friends Thursday evening. A funeral service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Patrick Henry Ave., Martinsville, Va. on Friday, December 14, 2001 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Massanetta Presbyterian Conference Center, 712 Massanetta Springs Road, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801. Phone: 540-434-3829. Norris Funeral Service and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

YOUNGER, Ollie Brown, 81, of Gretna, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home in Gretna.

AGEE, Elizabeth Cook, 100, of 205 North State Street, Athens, W.Va., died Wednesday afternoon, December 12, 2001 at the Glenwood Retirement Village. Born October 21, 1901 at Pineville, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah Jane Dixon Cook. Mrs. Agee was a member of the Advent Christian Church in Princeton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Harvey Agee along with her eight brothers and sisters. Survivors include her children, Boyd H. Agee of Athens, W.Va., Daniel H. Agee, Jr. and wife, Annie P., Albert "Bill" Agee and his wife, Geraldine, all of Roanoke, Va., Juanita Long and husband, Jim of Kingsport, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2001 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Reverends Orville Harvey and Rob Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton. Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

BRUBAKER, Cephas Elias, (Ceph), 80, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Covington, Ohio, died Sunday, December 9, 2001. Mr. Brubaker was a native of Roanoke County, and a son of the late H. F. and Nannie Boone Brubaker. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, Jacob, and Paul, and a sister, Margaret Huffman. Surviving are his wife, Edith Bowman Brubaker of Naples, Fla.; two daughters, Roseanna McArdle and Sharon Wray; and a son, Doyle Brubaker; brothers, Emmett, Charlie, and Robert; sisters, Frances Wolf and Lucy Reed. Funeral services will be conducted from the Sugar Grove Old German Baptist Brethren Church, Covington, Ohio, 10 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2001. Arrangements by Jackson Funeral Home, Covington, Ohio.

CHILDRESS, David W., 49, of Johnson City, Tenn., and formerly of Pulaski, Va., passed away at Johnson City Medical Center on Monday, December 10, 2001. He was a graduate of Pulaski High School and East Tennessee State University. David is survived by his parents, Jack and Betty June Children. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5th Street and Washington Ave. North in Pulaski. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 378, Pulaski, Va. 24301.

ENGRAM, Robert, died Sunday, December 9, 2001, in Maria Parham Hospital, Henderson, N.C. Mr. Engram is the former husband of the late Mrs. Lucille Broady Engram of Roanoke, Va. He is survived by one daughter, Karen Engram of Henderson, N.C.; three grandchildren, Kianah, Jamiel and Mia, all of the home; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Starling of Bronx, N.Y.; and one brother, Rufus (Bud) Engram, also of Bronx, N.Y.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 15, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the Greater Lovely Hill Missionary Baptist Church. The Reverend Edward Harrington will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Friday night from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home. The body will be on view Friday morning, 11 a.m., and remain on view until taken to the church one hour before the service on Saturday at 1 p.m. Arrangements by Hawkins Funeral Home, Warrenton, N.C. (252) 257-4812.

HAWKINS, Pack J., 69, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Salem, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church, Orlando, Fla., retired from OUC Corp. and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Audrey L. Hawkins; son, Ronald L. Hawkins of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Susan Cruz of Sorrento, Fla.; a brother, Lawrence "Buck" Hawkins of Salem; sisters, Dorothy Bryant of Catawba, Ann Whitley of Salem; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2001 at Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. Sonny Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.


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