Miscellaneous Roanoke County, Virginia Obituaries
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BAILEY, Keith Edward, 41, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2002. He was born January 15, 1961, to the late Shirley P. Bailey and a cousin, Raymond Patterson, Jr. Keith worked at Pitzer Transfer Company as a Junior Lead Assistant, he was a basketball coach for Knights of Columbus and will be missed by family and friends. He leaves to cherish fond memories, his Loving and devoted wife, Frances Bailey; three loving daughters, Keisha Bailey, Latasha Cunningham, Ashley Davis; three sons, Antonio, Donnelle, Israel Cunningham; one brother, Michael Patterson; a nephew, Michael Nedd; uncles, James and Raymond Patterson; two aunts, Laurice Patterson and Sandra Dixon; mother-in-law, Edith Calloway; father-in-law, Alfred Cunningham; seven brothers-in-law; and nine sisters-in-law; devoted nieces, nephews; devoted friends, Michael Washington, Michael Schultz and James Bumbry; other relatives and friends. A precious one from us has gone, a voice we love is stilled. A place is vacant in our hearts, which never can be filled, and after a lonely heartache, beautiful memory, of one, we loved so dear. There's one who knows why you are sad, there's one who cares for you; just look to Him, Jesus Christ, and he will see you through - from Frances, Larry and Sarita Cunningham. A funeral service will be held Monday, February 18, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Garden of Prayer No. 6, 501 19th Street, with Elder Joseph Mayo officiating. Interment will follow in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral hour. Friends may call at Serenity Saturday from 5 until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.

BAKER, Nancy Barnett, 73, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 12, 2002. She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, James W. Baker; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Baker and Sam Hayslett; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel W. and Karen Baker; grandchildren, William Sean Hayslett, Cheri Hayslett Lankford and husband, John, Sara Baker, Tyler Ferguson, Kristen Ferguson; great-grandchildren, Amanda Hayslett and Heather Hayslett, all of Salem; sisters, Irene Fisher, Pearisburg, Dolly Hubble, Roanoke, and Kathleen Walters, Roanoke; a brother, James Barnett, Pembroke; also cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2002, at Lotz Salem Chapel with Pastor Kendal Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.

BARNES, Jeanne Meade, of Roanoke, died Thursday, February 14, 2002, at the residence of Jeanne Duncan. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Barnes, Sr. and her daughter, Judy Bennett Spessard. She is survived by her son, John D. Barnes, Jr. and his wife, Becky of Roanoke. She has four grandchildren, Stephanie Phillips, John and Erick Barnes and Brian Bennett. Jeanne has four great-grandchildren. She retired as Head Cashier at Sears Roebuck. Visitation will be held at Oakey's North Chapel on Friday, February 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002.

BUTCHER, Deirdra Pennington, (Dee), 39, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord our Heavenly Father on Thursday, February 14, 2002. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Pennington, Sr., father-in-law, Jack Butcher and nephew, Justin Dospil. Surviving are her husband, Gary Butcher; daughter, Savannah Butcher; mother, Helen Lorine Pennington; mother-in-law, Joanne Butcher; brother, Ernie Pennington and his children, Hope, Ashley and Blake; brother, Joseph Pennington, Jr.; sister-in-law, Lisa Hartge and husband, Paul and their son, Joshua; brother-in-law, Glenn Butcher and wife, Randi and their children, David and Emily; grandmother, Carrie Bowles. Though only in our sight for a brief moment, her grace, beauty and charm will be indelibly etched on our hearts forever. A memorial service will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002, from Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, 1706 Grandin Road, Roanoke, Va. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Savannah Butcher Scholarship Fund, c / o Centura Bank, 131 N. Church Street, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27802. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center (366-0707).

COLEMAN, Ruby Butner, (Scrap), 86, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002. She was born in Greensboro, N.C., and graduated from Jefferson Senior High School in Roanoke, Va. She was retired from Sears, where she worked for 23 years in the Camera and Stationary Departments. During her retirement years, she enjoyed her morning walks, traveling, and playing the piano. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Gordon Frank (Jake) Coleman and her father, Reverend Gene Herman Butner, her mother, Reverend Martha Pearl Allred and her brothers, Cartson and James Butner and her sister Ruth Powery. She is survived by a son, Ronald L. Coleman and wife, Judy K. Coleman, Fayetteville, Penn.; a daughter, Lynne C. Agee, Greensboro, N.C.; four grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Witthohn, Atlanta, Ga., Sherri Denise Cognato, New Milford, Conn., Keith Alan Coleman, McKinney, Texas, and Brian Scott Agee, Richmond, Va.; six great-grandchildren, Lauren Lee Witthohn, Kate Lynn Brianne Witthohn, Aaron Matthew Witthohn, Jenna Eve Coleman, Meghan Catherine Cognato, and Leah Dulaney Cognato; brother, Seth G. Butner and sister-in-law, Joyce Butner, Tazewell, Tenn. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Frank Feather officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2002, at Oakey's South Chapel. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Lynne C. Agee Athletic Scholarship Endowment, UNC Greensboro, P.O. Box 26168, Greensboro, N.C. 27402-6168.

CRIGGER, Victor Carl, (Duke), 47, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Crigger and mother, Geraldine Crigger James, and a brother, William Crigger. Surviving are his wife, Regina Crigger; son, Warren Crigger, both of Roanoke; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Jerry Bryant, Pamela and Bill Williams, all of Roanoke; brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Mary Crigger of Roanoke; several nieces and nephews. A memorial funeral service will be at the Oakey's Vinton Chapel 4 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2002, with the Rev. William E. Hungate officiating. 

CROUCH, Frances Henry, was born to John Randolph and Jessie Henry on June 6, 1909. Most of her life was spent in Roanoke where she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She died in Texas on Tuesday, February 12, 2002. Frances attended William and Mary and graduated with a double major in math and chemistry in the early 1930's. After graduation, there were no jobs because of the Depression, so Frances went to National Business College to get a business degree. She later became a medical technologist for doctors in the Roanoke area. Frances married Glenn Douglas Crouch in October of 1940. He preceded her in death in 1979. Frances is survived by her children, Glenn Douglas Crouch, Jr., and Holly and Andy Sharpe; two granddaughters, Laura Payne and Jennifer Crouch; a great-granddaughter, Lindsey Payne; her brother's son, Ran Henry; and her sister-in-law; nieces and nephews in the Crouch family, and several cousins. Services will be graveside at Blue Ridge Gardens on Saturday, February 16, 2002, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Down Syndrome Association of Roanoke, P.O. Box 4683, Roanoke 24015, or your favorite charity.

CUSTER, David F., (Dave), 93, of Roanoke, passed away February 13, 2002. Dave is a United States Navy Veteran serving from 1944 to 1945. He had a special love for carpentry and woodworking. Those that knew him, knew that he enjoyed humming and singing. He is predeceased by four brothers. Survived by his wife of 73 years, Maude F. Custer; children, James Harold Custer and his wife, Ethel of Fayetteville, N.C., Mary Cox and her husband, MH of Roanoke and Elizabeth "Wizzy" Walters and her husband, Norm of Critz, Va.; grandchildren, Connie (Vic) Abdelhadi, Joy (Steve) Gibbs, Beth (Gary) Autry, Pamela Walters and Scot Walters; great-grandchildren, Rick Bocanegra, Kathryn (Kevin) Shaw, Ashley Autry and Alex Gibbs; stepgreat-grandson, Nasser Abdelhadi; sisters, Marie Thomas of Galax and Abigail Boyer of Elk Creek; brother, Jerry Custer of Galax; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Family will receive friends Friday, February 15, 2002 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lotz Roanoke Chapel, 1001 Franklin Rd., Roanoke, where a Service Celebrating Dave's life will be held Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Darryl Crim and Rev. Bob West officiating. Interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

DOOLEY, Walter Maynard, 92, of Blue Ridge, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002. Walter is better known as Jimmy to his family and friends. He was born December 30, 1909 in Bedford County. He worked from 1934 to 1957 carrying the mail for the postal service and another 14 years for his brother, George Dooley, at his store in Blue Ridge, retiring in 1972. He made many friends over the past 40 years selling his vegetables and strawberries out of his home on Webster Heights Road. He was predeceased by his parents, Hiram L. and Mary E. Giles Dooley; also seven brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his nephew and best friend, James R. Dooley and wife, Norma J. Dooley; also several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Jimmy was a longtime member of Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge, serving 60 years. He was a simple man who lived a simple life and believed a mans word was everything. Truly, he was one of a kind. Special thanks from our family to the Brian Center, Fincastle and the ladies who were so good to him, and to friends and family who took time to visit and take care of him. The family will receive friends Friday, February 15, 2002 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, February 16, 2002 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Rd., Daleville. "Serving every family as if our own" . A service celebrating Jimmy's life will be held Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. at Colonial Baptist Church, Blue Ridge with Rev. Aubry Dooley officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Blue Ridge.

FUGATE, Lucy Howell, 79, formerly of Roanoke, departed this life in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday, February 7, 2002, at the home of her sister, where she resided for the past five years. She was born in the year 1922 to Carl and Martha Howell Nance of Bristol, Tenn. where she was also educated. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters and one son, Luther King. She leaves to rejoice in the memories of her life one son, James C. King and his fianceŽ Patricia Harris of Athens, GA.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary (Godfield) Chapman of Orlando, FL.; Mrs. Sarah (Eugene) Williams, of Roanoke; two brothers, Mr. James (Arnetta) Smith of Manhattan, NY; and Mr. John (Cynthia) Smith of Bronx, NY; a brother-in-law, Mr. Hodges Ferguson of Roanoke; very devoted friends Mr. and Mrs. William Muse, and the Maple Street Church Family where she was a faithful member until her health declined. She also leaves to cherish in her memory, eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Maple Street Baptist Church. Rev. Charles Calloway and Rev. Joseph Keaton will officiate. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel. The interment will be at Williams Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. 

GILL, Evangelist Mary Ann Freeman, 60, of Roanoke, entered into her glorious rest on Saturday February 9, 2002, after fighting the good fight of faith. Evangelist Mary Gill was born in Itmann, W.Va,, to the late Deacon Donnell Freeman, Sr., and Pastor Mary Alice Wright Freeman. She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age. She lived a devoted life to her faith. After serving and working dutifully as a Learning Disability professional, in 1996, she retired from the Roanoke City School System. While traveling and singing, she met and married Bishop James L. Gill. Together they founded Mount Olive Gospel Tabernacle (now known as Mount Olive New Anointed Faith Ministries). Those left to cherish her memory are her devoted and loving husband, Bishop James L. Gill, Sr.; three daughters, Prophetess Mary Angela Gill, Evangelist LaTanya (Donald) Shepherd, and Evangelist Caressa (Eugene) Terry, all of Roanoke; two stepsons, Dr. James (Betty) Gill, Jr. of Springfield, Mass., and Elder Victor (Patricia) Gill of Hartford, Conn.; one adopted daughter, Minister Sonya (Michael) Cooper of Roanoke; one adopted son, Bishop Walter (Betty) Warner of Roanoke; a goddaughter, Joy Patterson; two sisters, Minister Naomi (Lester) Gill, and Overseer Martha Anderson, both of Roanoke; one brother, Deacon Donnell (LeVeeta) Freeman, Jr. of Roanoke; an uncle, Mr. Robert (Zelda) Robinson, Beckley W.Va.; an aunt, Mrs. Alverna Wright, of Roanoke; twenty grandchildren; seven sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; a life long devoted friend, Missionary Bertha Williams; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends that will miss her greatly. She had a special love for her church family who will dearly miss her. Special thanks to them for their dedication in her time of illness. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Bishop Charles Hash will officiate and Bishop Samuel English, Eulogist. The family will receive friends Friday 7 to 9 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church. The interment will be at Williams Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

HECK, Edward LeRoy Jr., of Roanoke, a loving and caring husband and father, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002. He was preceded in death by his wife, DeLois B. Heck, his parents, three sisters and their husbands, and a brother. He was retired from the Norfolk and Western Railroad and was a member of Rosalind Hills Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, head usher, and on various committees. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. Heck is survived by a daughter, Judy L. Heck; two sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; cousins, nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2002, in Evergreen Burial Park with Dr. Tom Stocks officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. Donations may be made to the Rosalind Hills Baptist Church Building Fund, 2711 Laburnum Ave. Roanoke, Va. 24015.

HEDRICK, Kimberly Sue Morris, 35, of Daleville, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2002, on her second wedding anniversary. She was a graduate of Staunton River High School and National Business College and was employed by Atlantic Mutual Insurance Companies. Surviving are her husband, R. Dale Hedrick, Jr.; a son, Grayson; and a stepson, Bradley; her parents, Donald and Jean Morris of Thaxton; a sister and brother-in-law, Gina and Randy West, Vinton; niece, Jennifer Morris, Vinton; special friends, Lynn Nave, Karen Turner, Rainelle Flowers. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2002, with the Rev. Robert W. Phaup officiating. Burial will be in the West Family Cemetery, Jordantown. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Oakey's Vinton Chapel.

HOLTZLANDER, Charles Samuel, 60, of Salem, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem. 

LEWIS, Belton, 72, of Roanoke, formerly of South Carolina, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.

MAYFIELD, Grace C., 89, of Roanoke, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002. She was a devoted mother, wife and homemaker. Mrs. Mayfield was preceded in death by her husband of many years, Ralph F. Mayfield and a nephew, Steve Ronk of Lynchburg. She was a charter member of Grandin Court Baptist Church and a Sunday School teacher for many years. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Norma Mayfield of Roanoke; two nieces, Margie Fisher of Roanoke and Betty Critz of Florence, S.C.; a brother-in-law and wife, Ronald and Elsie Mayfield of Vinton; a sister-in-law and husband, Etta and Bill Lane of Roanoke; numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Services will be at Oakey's South Chapel, 11 a.m. Monday, February 18, 2002. The Rev. Robert Hamner, the Rev. Kevin Meadows, and the Rev. Carol Johnston will officiate. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Grandin Court Baptist Church in Grace's name or to the American Cancer Society in the name of Grace and Ralph Mayfield. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at South Roanoke Nursing Home for the exceptional care that she received and to the staff of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.

MOSES, Layrue Rhodes, 94, of Catawba, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 13, 2002. She was born August 1, 1907, a daughter of the late John William and Ruth Whitlock Rhodes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Cecil P. Moses. Mrs. Moses was a Charter Member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Catawba. Surviving are her daughter, Freda Pearl Smith and husband Bobby, of Salem; Son, Elvin G. Moses and wife Billie, New Castle; Daughter Eila Jean Early and husband Larry, of New Castle. Thirteen Grandchildren, Nine Great Grandchildren, and a brother, Tim Rhodes of Catawba. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002 at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road by the Rev. Curtis Nester and the Rev. Frank Feather. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home. {366-0707}

POWELL, Raymond Langhorne, 82, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, February 11, 2002. He was born in Bedford County to the late William Henry and Maggie E. Hamlar Powell. Mr. Powell was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad. He was preceded in death by his wife Katherine O. Powell. Those left to cherish his memories are one brother, Robert (Odessa) Powell of Roanoke; and one sister, Elsie P. Williams of Washington, D.C.; nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel. Rev. U.N. Broady will officiate. The interment will be in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Friends may call Hamlar-Curtis on Friday for viewing.

SANDERSON, Jack A., 73, of Vinton, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002. Funeral services at the Oakey's Vinton Chapel 10 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2002.

ST. CLAIR, Jessie Key, 81, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 13, 2002. She was an active member of Oakland Baptist Church for the past 51 years. She retired as a computer operator from the General Electric Company in Salem, Va. Jessie was a sincere and devoted Christian all of her life. She let her faith and love show to those around her and she was dedicated to fostering and strengthening the faith of her family, especially that of her son and two grandchildren. "If faith and love take root, they bear fruit. In bearing fruit faith grows and spreads." Jessie was the most wonderful and loving mother and grandmother. She will forever be loved, admired and remembered by her family, son, two grandchildren and friends. Her influence on and love for those people will endure forever. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Samuel St. Clair, her parents, Mack Key and Lillie Key; sisters, Carrie Bryant, Mary Crook, Ollie Nichols, Beulah Reynolds, Martha Myers; brothers, Elton Key and Richard Key. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Samuel K. St. Clair and wife, Marie Zuro St. Clair; grandchildren, Kimberly and Keith St. Clair; sister, Estelle Ryder; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2002, at Oakland Baptist Church with the Rev. Kelly Dampeer officiating. The interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Oakey's North Chapel.

THULLAH, Momoh Charles, 20, of Roanoke, passed away Monday February 11, 2002. He was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Survivors include his father and step-mother, James K. and Patricia A. Thullah, Roanoke; mother, Rosaline Mansaray, Sierra Leone, West Africa; brother, Lansana "Kabi" Thullah and sister, Demoh Kanesha Thullah, both of Roanoke and one sister, Isha Mansaray in Sierra Leone; his grandmother, "Ena" Sarah Thulla; one uncle in Roanoke, Brima Charm "Tami" Thullah; one aunt and uncle in Maryland, Fatu Rebecca Thullah and Kandeh Kanu; aunts in Sierra Leone, Mary, Bakai, Saio, Demoh, Kama and Sarah; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at North Roanoke Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Pastor Tony Rivera will officiate and the interment will be in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday, 7 to 8 p.m. at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

TOWNLEY, Frances Basham, 82, born in Christiansburg, Va., and passed away in Salem, Va., on Tuesday, February 12, 2002. She was a member of the Salem Presbyterian Church, the Historical Society, Daughters of The American Revolution, and other civic clubs. She was the beloved wife of the late James M. Townley; loving mother of Peggy Townley Radike and son-in-law, Paul, of Roanoke; devoted grandmother of Martha and Alexandra Radike, Townley Aide Hamilton and husband, Trip; and was preceded in death by her sisters, Esthma B. Collings and Ada B. Holcomb. Frances and her husband, James, a native of Ronceverte, W.Va., owned and operated J. J. Townley & Company until their retirement and move to Salem, Va., in 1984. A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2002, 2 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery, Ronceverte, W.Va., with the Rev. J. Dexter Taylor officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Lung Association. Funeral arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel and Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home of Ronceverte, W.Va. 

VIA, James Willie, (Jay), of Roanoke, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002, in Rocky Mount, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Huie and Katherine Via. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Clements Via; four children, Shaylan, Jamie, Sonya, and Frank; three sisters; three brothers; and a host of in-laws, Anna (Roland) Winston, Linda (Richard) Robinson, Gloria, Roosevelt (Cynthia), Taylor (Marsha), and David (Ruth); Janette and Charles Gregg, Clara and Bobby Taylor, Harry Clements, Roger Clements, Alvin and Helen Clements, and Pat Martin; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members, including Richard and Ida Via, and Susie Via. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a former employee of Norfolk & Southern Railroad. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Morningside Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, Va. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Morningside. Arrangements by Stanfield Mortuary Service, Rocky Mount, Va.

WALTON, Carrie Cathern, 81, of Vinton, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002, at her home. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, two brothers, also numerous half brothers and half sisters. She was a member of The Church of Christ in Vinton, Va. She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Minnix and her husband, Nelson D. Minnix of Vinton; three sons, Russell McDaniel and his wife, Jan of Minneapolis, Minn., Douglas E. McDaniel and his wife, Betty of Boyce, Va., and Roger Allen McDaniel of Winchester, Va. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2002, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to service time Friday at Oakey's Vinton Chapel. Additional services will be conducted from Umps Funeral Home in Winchester, Va., 2 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester, Va. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel.

WEAVER, Jonathan David, 47, of Roanoke, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2002. Beloved husband of Leslie Conrad Weaver; loving and devoted father of Dana Elizabeth, Geoffrey Taylor and Michael Johnston Weaver; son of Marjorie Taylor Weaver; brother of Gregory Weaver, Kathleen Aylword, Michael, Richard and Tad Weaver. Memorial services will be held at Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church, 1837 Grandin Road, Roanoke, Va. on Monday, February 18, at 2 p.m., with Dr. Tupper Garden officiating. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Williams Syndrome Association, Inc., P.O. Box 297, Clawson, Mich. 48017-0297. Arrangements by Oakey's Funeral Service.

WRIGHT, Cynthia Virginia, (Tootsie), 81, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, February 13, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.D. (Doug) Wright, parents, Tom and Maggie Louthen, one brother, Billy C. Louthen, and one sister, Alma L. Lanier. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Aldhizer and husband, H.T., Joyce Brewer and husband, Jack, Jr.; two sons, Barry M. Wright and L.A., Curtis W. Wright and wife, Linda; one brother, Thomas W. Louthen, Jr.; two sisters, Jean L. Watkins and Mary L. Johnson; five half brothers; two half sisters; seven grandchildren, Kevin Aldhizer, Karen Schlitt, Wendy Baumgartner, Kim Brewer Claar, Stephanie Farris, Jesse and Jake Wright; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002, at Oakey's North Chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Dodson officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Oakey's North Chapel.

ZIND, Ruth Payne, 88, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2002. She was a lifelong member of Hollins Road Church of the Brethren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph E. Payne and Lester G. Zind, a son, Eugene E. Payne, two daughters, Geraldine M. James, Marie Payne Fadool, grandson, Samuel H. James, great-grandson, William Robert "Robbie" James, granddaughter, Peggy Lee McMinnis and a sister, Betty Compton. Surviving are her sons, Harold P. Payne, Roanoke, Ray B. Payne of Florida, Lawrence R. Payne of North Carolina, C. Douglas Board of Roanoke; daughters, Nancy A. Allyn of Florida, Joyce K. Holdren of Roanoke, Patricia R. Farley of Stewartsville; sister, Leaona P. Powell of Richmond; 45 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, including special grandchildren, Lawrence Bandy, Lester Nunley, Eugene J. Holdren and very special caretakers, David Nunley and his fianceŽ, Billie Jo Cress; and many others, all of Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002, with the Rev. J. Weldon Myers officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at Oakey's Vinton Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. 

DIXON, Elizabeth Tyree, 90, of Rocky Mount, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Surviving are one son, Charles N. Dixon; daughter and son-in-law, Faye D. and Jack Strickler; brother and sister-in-law, Charlie T. and Eva Mae Tyree; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Pauline Tyree, Geneva and Roy Teague, Shirley Anne and Gary Dudley; one nephew, Carey N. Beheler. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Virgil Knipp officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. The family suggests memorials be made to the Rocky Mount Christian Church, 120 S. Main Street, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151 or the Franklin County Rescue Squad. Respectfully, the family requests that no food be brought to the home. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday with her family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, S. Main Street, Rocky Mount.

HALL, Euel William, 73, of Rocky Mount, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002. He was born December 3, 1928, a son of the late Bunyan James and Lelia Wright Hall. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired following many years service as a security guard. He was preceded in death by daughter Phyllis Hay and son, Jerry Hall, and grandson, Roger Whitlock. Surviving are his children, Diane Toluay, Avon, Ind., Mae Conner, Martinsville, Mark Hall and Lisa Doss of Rocky Mount, Brenda Chitwood, Martinsville; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister and brother-in-law, Elsie and Durand McBride of Rocky Mount; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Clara Hall, Bassett; a very dear friend, Gladys Weaver. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel, 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Mitch Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday with his family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service and other times at the home of Mae Conner, 1203 Chatham Heights Rd., Martinsville

HORNE, David Hedley, 49, of Big Island, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.

HUTCHERSON, Ralph Owen, 80, of Rocky Mount, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002, in a Roanoke hospital. He was a retired dairy farmer and a dedicated family man, church and community leader. He was born July 12, 1921, a son of the late Madison D. and Beulah Jamison Hutcherson and was also preceded in death by a special brother-in-law, A. M. English, Jr. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Ruth Bennett Hutcherson; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard Hutcherson, Robert and Gail Hutcherson, all of Rocky Mount; his grandchildren, Carla Hutcherson of Roanoke, Travis Hutcherson of Newport News, Shelly and Jamie Tuck of Hardy, Stephanie King and John McNeil of Rocky Mount; a soon to be great-granddaughter, Haley Marie Tuck of Hardy; one sister, Lois H. English of Rocky Mount; three special nieces and their husbands, Catherine A. English, LouAlice and Jerry Weddle, Betty and Billy Kingery, all of Rocky Mount; two sisters-in-law, Catherine P. Bennett and Irene Bennett, both of Rocky Mount; a lifetime employee and devoted friend, Nelson Ray Hodges of Rocky Mount; and many other nieces and nephews. Ralph was a very active member of Doe Run Christian Church having served over 40 years as Treasurer, also having served as Sunday School teacher, Chairman of the Property Committee and Chairman of many other church committees throughout the years. He was a charter member of the Franklin County Christian Men's Fellowship and the Franklin County Lord's Acre Project having served as Grounds Chairman for many years. A charter member of the Franklin County Farm Bureau, he served as President for 33 years, during which time the membership grew from approximately 200 to 2000. He was also responsible for leading the Farm Bureau into the purchasing and furnishing of an office building as well as many other projects. Ralph was always interested in the development and growth of Franklin County having participated in the Capital Project for the Franklin County Family YMCA as well as fund raising for United Way, Red Cross and many other projects. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday from the Doe Run Christian Church with Rev. Jim Compton and Dr. Jack Corvin officiating. Interment will follow in the Hutcherson Family Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Doe Run Christian Church, 3536 Doe Run Rd., Rocky Mount, Va. 24151, or the Glade Hill Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 82, Glade Hill, Va. 24092. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount.

INGRAM, S. Gray, 90, of Henry, died Thursday, February 14, 2002. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Flora Funeral Service, South Main Street, Rocky Mount.

JAMISON, Rosetta B., 97, of Callaway, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002. Mrs. Jamison was a member of Piedmont Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Cary T. Jamison preceded her in death as well as five sisters and three brothers. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Richard "Dick" and Jean Jamison of Roanoke; her granddaughter and her husband, Jodi and John Brazil of Mars Hill, N.C.; her great grandchildren, Natalie Brazil and Jack Brazil; a sister, Irene Cederleaf of Buffalo, N.Y.; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Luther and Irene Barbour of Hattersburg, Miss., Mable Barbour of Boones Mill; brother-in-law, Warner Smith of Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday from Flora Funeral Chapel with Dr. C. Richard Slider II officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family has suggested memorials to the Building Fund of Piedmont Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 68, Callaway, Va. 24067. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday with her family receiving friends from 6 until 8 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount.

ATKINSON, James (Clinton), 84, of Shawsville, joined his wife Gladys on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14, 2002. Mr. Atkinson served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He was a loving father and grandfather to the surviving numerous grandchildren of which he raised, David Atkinson, Debbie Sellars, and Paula "Polly" Laignel; and numerous great-grandchildren; two beloved pets, Rusty and Snoopy. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 15, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the residence, 3552 Angus Lane, Shawsville. Graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, February 16, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Barnett Cemetery, Sisson Farm, with Rev. Carl Basham officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. Arrangements by Grant E. Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Elliston, Va. 24087. (540) 268-2331

HEDGE, Cecil Junior, 66, of Hiwassee, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Church, Dublin. Visitation will be at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, is handling arrangements. 

HIGGS, James Harvey, 84, of Pearisburg, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002, in the V.A. Medical Center, Salem, Va. He was born in Giles County on March 20, 1917, and was the son of the late James R. and Lelia Martha Lindville Higgs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert F. Higgs, Pearisburg, and Henry Higgs, Christiansburg, and a sister, Rosa Scott, Pearisburg. He was a veteran of World War II. During his service with the army in France, he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He is survived by four brothers, Mayo Higgs, Cana, Va., Clarence Higgs, William Higgs, both of Pearisburg, Harvey Lee Higgs, Christiansburg; four nieces; and two nephews; and a special nice, Lydia Amos, Pearisburg; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 16, 2002, at 2:30 p.m., in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with the Rev. Jimmy McCraw officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park, Pearisburg, with graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post #68 of Narrows. The family will receive friends at Riffe's in Narrows, Friday from 6 until 8 p.m.

HOWELL, Dorothy Patterson, 90, of Radford, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002 in Carilion New River Medical Center. Surviving are two sons, Donald Howell, Lynchburg and Gary Howell, Vinton; two grandsons, Donald and Derek Howell, Houston Texas, all who loved her dearly and will miss her deeply. She is also survived by her many friends whose lives have been touched by her grace and sincere interest in their well being. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002 at the Central United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Curt McKee officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2002 at the DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford.

MAYHEW, Allen, (Snow), 86, of Radford, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Norris Funeral Services Chapel.

MULLINS, Lora Ferguson, 87, of Narrows (Wayside Community), died Wednesday, February 13, 2002, in the Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Pearisburg. A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born on September 26, 1914, and was the daughter of the late William Elbert and Lora Janie Ganoe Ferguson. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Peterstown, W.Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Mason Howard Wimmer and her second husband, Preston Mullins, two half brothers, Clarence Ferguson, Charlie Ferguson, a half sister, Beulah Eppley, four brothers, Bill, Sandy, Arnold, and Harry Ferguson, four sisters, Minnie Ferguson, Myrtle Havens, Vivian Griggs, Mary Nichols, three stepsons, Preston "Junior" Mullins, Roy Mullins, Burns Mullins, and a stepdaughter, Cassie Daminao. She is survived by three sons, Andrew "Andy" Wimmer and his wife, Gracie, William "Bill" Wimmer, both of Wayside, Arnold Mullins and his wife, Rose, High Point, N.C.; a daughter, Patricia "Patty" Hare, Amelia, Va.; a sister, Martha Hobbs, Wayside; three stepsons, Bill Mullins and his wife, Bonnie, Abingdon, Va., Earl Mullins and his wife, Dixie, Peterstown, W.Va., Mackie Mullins and his wife, Bonnie, Rich Creek; a stepdaughter, Shirley Burson and her husband, Zolin, Pahrump, Nev.; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 34 stepgrandchildren; 36 step-great-grandchildren; 19 foster children, including special foster sons, Mike StClair and his wife, Linda, Grayson StClair and his wife, Regina, both of Narrows. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 16, 2002, at 12 noon in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service, Narrows with President Darrell Mann officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Rich Creek. The family will receive friends at Riffe's in Narrows, Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

PRICE, ERNESTINE SIMMONS, 78, of Christiansburg, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002, at her home. A longtime C & P Telephone employee in Christiansburg, a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Christiansburg, and a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kent B. Price and daughter, Edrianne Phillips. She is survived by her grandsons and their spouses, Josh and Karen Phillips, Chris and Alexandra Phillips; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Chase and Gage Phillips, Haley, Harrison, Duncan and Devon Phillips. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002, at Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2002, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church with Father Phillip Paradine officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg.

SANDERS, Larry Rupp, 68, of Radford, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2002, in Galax, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1955, as a Mechanical Engineer. He joined the United States Navy and attended the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey. He went on to become Lieutenant J. G. and Meteorologist at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. After his four year stint in the Navy, he then joined General Electric where he worked as an engineer in the Numerical Controls Division for fifteen years. He later spent five years working as General Manager of General Automation, a leading edge robotics firm. He finished off his career working for another White Consolidated Company, Bullard Machine Tool out of Bridgeport, Connecticut, he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Larry was a lively soul who enjoyed his friends and family, a game of golf and raising roses. He was preceded in death by a brother, James X. Sanders. He is survived by his former wife and friend, Betty Sanders of Dublin; two daughters and son-in-law, Lynn Sanders of Radford and Kay Marie and Brad Casper of Cincinnati, Ohio; one son and daughter-in-law, Blair and Kim Sanders of Dublin; one brother, Billy Sanders of Pulaski; one sister, Helen Marie Dalton of Pulaski; and his seven grandchildren, Elliott, Mathew, Grace, Colton, Georgia, Carly and Brody who affectionately knew him as Poppy. A simple memorial service will be held at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford on Saturday, February 16, 2002, at 2 p.m. Pastor Terry Sternberg will be providing the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5th Street & North Washington, Pulaski, Va. 24301. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory, Radford, Va.

WADE, Danny Ray, 42, of Floyd, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2002, in a logging accident. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Valerie Wade. Survivors include a daughter, Deanna Wade; son, Jeremy Wade; wife, Sonya Wade; parents, Coy and Frances Wade; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Vicky Wade, Darrell and Connie Wade, Doug and Melissa Wade; special friend, Brian Swortzel, all of Floyd; and eleven nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2002, at The Word of Truth Baptist Church with the Rev. Stephen Lackey and the Rev. Jack Castevens officiating. Burial will be in the Lee Cemetery, Tuggles Gap. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Deanna and Jeremy Wade in care of the Bank of Floyd, 101 Jacksonville Circle, Floyd, Va. 24091, in memory of Danny Ray Wade. Arrangements are by Maberry Funeral Home.

BURKS, Robert Randolph, 75, of Pittsville, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002. Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, February 15, 2002, at 10 a.m. at the Bedford County Nursing Home Chapel and on Saturday, February 16, 2002, at 10 a.m. from the Baptist Tabernacle, Altavista. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Huddleston.

EANES, Vilor Wimbish, 86, of Stuart, died Thursday, February 14, 2002. Funeral services will be announced by Collins Funeral Services in Bassett, Va.

FOSTER, Myrtle Stinnett, 92, of Buena Vista, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at the Mayflower Retirement Home in Lexington. She was born April 7, 1909 in Buena Vista, daughter of the late William Buckner Stinnett and Vanessa Simpson Stinnett Williams. She was a member of the Buena Vista Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Foster on February 6, 1981, son, Charles William "Rink" Foster and daughter, Shirley Johnson. She is survived by her children, Robert A. Foster of Walterboro, S.C., Betty F. Goolsby of Buena Vista and Carolyn F. Mottola of Efland, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002 at the Buena Vista Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Stewart and the Rev. David Bain officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 15, 2002 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lomax Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Buena Vista Rescue Squad, the Lexington Rescue Squad or the Rockbridge Area Hospice. 

HALL, Billie Ruth F., 64, of Stuart, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Moody Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Moody Funeral Services, Inc., Stuart, Va.

HODGES, Joe D., 90, of Gretna, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002. Funeral services will be conducted, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Greenfield Baptist Church, Gretna. Arrangements by Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna.

KERN, Matthew Brown Jr., 76, of Clifton Forge, died Thursday, February 14, 2002. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at Nicely Funeral Home Chapel. 

MARTIN, Della Sizemore, 91, of Covington, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002. Funeral will be Monday, February 18, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Arritt Funeral Home Chapel in Covington.

PARNELL, Betty Jean, 60, of Collinsville, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at Bassett Funeral Service. 

POFF, Daniel Edmond Jr., 65, of Bassett, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002. Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd.

LYNN DOLPH VAUGHAN, JR. 

A long life spent in the service of his country came to a peaceful close when Lynn Dolph Vaughn, Jr. died at Tripler Army Hospital in Aiea on the island of Oahu, Hawaii on December 31, 2001, after a brief illness.
He was born March 1, 1917, in the Coal Creek Community of Grayson County, adjacent to the city of Galax, Virginia.
At an early age he and his family, consisting of seven brothers and one sister, moved to Galax, where he attended elementary and high school.
He was an intensely interested and active participant in all forms of athletics, endeavors which served him well throughout his physically demanding military and civilian career.
In addition to serving as president of this senior class, he was chosen "best athlete" by his classmates.
Because of his speed and agility on track and other teams, he was given the name "Banty", which became his lifelong nickname.
Despite the extreme difficulty of obtaining financial assistance for higher education during the Great Depression, he was able, by his own efforts, to attend Emory and Henry College for a brief period.
After passing competitive examinations, he gained admission to the U.S. Marine Academy, New London, Connecticut.
With the clouds of World War II looming on the horizon, he was often heard to say that he "preferred to play with airplanes rather than ships", and he entered the Naval Aviation Flight School.
After serving almost thirty extremely active and colorful years as a Naval Aviator during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, he retired from the Naval Service as Lieutenant Commander.
The term "well done", which was included on so many of his commendations, both as a Naval Aviator and as an Air Traffic Control Specialist, attests to the excellence of his performance during his outstanding career.
Planning to settle down to an enjoyable life of retirement, he and his wife purchased a home on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii.
However, his reputation for successfully carrying out difficult assignments and the government's search for experienced aviation personnel cut short his "retirement" to less than one year.
In his reentry into federal service, he became a member of the U.S. Military Advisory Group to the Philippines, an element of the U.S. Embassy.
The nature of his work required almost continuous association with high level government officials of both countries.
To facilitate his performance and to "level the playing field", he was awarded the prestige, privileges, and responsibilities of Diplomatic Status.
After about twelve years of rewarding and productive federal service, he and his wife returned to their established residence in Hawaii.
Throughout his retirement years, he remained active in many civic, charitable, and military organizations such as the Shriners, York Rite Masonic Bodies and the Elks Fraternity.
Indicative of his continuing fondness for his home town in the mountains of Virginia and the friends of his youth, was his continuous membership for over fifty years in the Old Town Masonic Lodge in Galax.
He is survived by his devoted wife of over fifty years, the former Mary Winifred Patton, who grew up near Galax and followed him wherever his assignments took him.
Also surviving are a brother, Willard Vaughan and his wife, Alhambra, California; three sisters-in-law, Alma B. Vaughan, Louise C. Vaughan and Ethel P. Carico, all of Galax; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service, with full Military Honors, was held at Arlington National Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2002.
A Memorial Service honoring this distinguished patriot will be held at the Galax Masonic Temple on Saturday afternoon, February 16, at 2:00 p.m.
This service is open to the public and all family, friends, and members of Military and Fraternal organizations are invited to attend.

WOLFE, Eleanor Jane, 66, of Abingdon, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday in the Abingdon United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Campbell Funeral Home.

WOMACK, David, 85, of Java, died Thursday, February 14, 2002. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna.

KESTERSON, John Marshall, 84, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2002. Survivors are his wife, Hettie Kesterson; one son, Johnnie Kesterson; one daughter, Judy Milner, also of Ohio; two stepdaughters; one stepson; and several grandchildren; two sisters, Audrey Nunley and Dorothy Sheppard of Christiansburg, Va.; four brothers, Hank Kesterson of Parrott, Va., Bobby Kesterson of Dover, Del., Wesley Kesterson of Bassett, Va., and Percy Kesterson of Christiansburg, Va. A military memorial service will be held at the Seville Ohio Funeral Home, Friday, February 15, 2002.

LONG, Mrs. Nellie Taylor, (Nell), 77, of 909 Hickory Street, Princeton, W.Va., died late Wednesday, February 13, 2002, in the Princeton Community Hospital. Born October 26, 1924, in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Albert Channing and Ora Mila Hypes Taylor. Nell was retired from the Mercer County Board of Education having worked as a cook at Silver Springs School, and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson T. "Pete" Long, one stepgrandaughter, Melanie Winfrey, and 12 brothers and sisters. Surviving are five children and their spouses, Larry W. Long of Princeton, Darrell Long and wife, Barbara of Princeton, Pam Winfrey and husband, Bob of Princeton, Penny Mills and husband, John of Narrows, Peggy Way and husband, Mike of Surfside Beach, S.C.; one brother, Ace Taylor of Baltimore, Maryland; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Trish Long, Robin and Kelly Holmes, Mark S. Long, Alicia and Eric Carter, Robbie and Sabrina Walthall, Brandi and Dalton Smith, Stacy Clemson, Dylan Taylor Way; three stepgrandchildren, Shannon Honaker, Darin Winfrey, Kristin Winfrey; six great-grandchildren, Ali and Sami Long, Paige Dennis, Austin and Amanda Holmes, and Gia Beth Carter. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002, at the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Reverend Gerald McKinney and Reverend Carl Pettrey officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery on the Eads Mill Road, Princeton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. Grandsons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

THOMAS, Charlotte Anne Bruce, 77, of Rockledge, Fla., passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2002. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Saturday from Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski. Visiting Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.


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