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ABSHIRE, Pauline Fink, 88, of Buchanan, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2001. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Saturday, in the Lithia Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan {254-3000}.

COX, Carlos Arthur, 70, of New Castle, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2001. Graveside services, 1 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2001, at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Covington. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle.

CROWGEY, Pearl Ellett, 103, died Thursday, December 13, 2001, in Roanoke, Virginia. Mrs. Crowgey was the widow of longtime Wythe County Public School Superintendent, John H. Crowgey. She was a graduate of Longwood College and a Latin and mathematics teacher in the public schools of Wythe County, her native Tazewell County, and in more recent years, at Stewartsville High School in Bedford County. At Stewartsville High School she taught algebra, geometry, and Latin for many years, and developed a strong and enduring friendship with her students, who honored her by dedicating the school yearbook to her on several occasions. She was instrumental in obtaining state scholarship funds for these students, enabling many to pursue university educations. She was a member of Huntington Court United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Emma L. and Edwin Leidholdt of Virginia Beach, Mary Pafford of Roanoke, and Anne and William Borthwick of Gaffney, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Lucy Crowgey; sons and daughters-in-law, Junius and Mary Beth Crowgey, John, Jr. and Mickey Crowgey, and James and Phyllis Crowgey; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; brother, Arthur Ellett of Roanoke; and sister, Helen Horne of Martinsville. Mrs. Crowgey was preceded in death by daughter and son-in-law, Helen and James Sheppard, and by son, Hugh Crowgey. The family extends thanks to their mother's attendants and special friends, Casina Smith, Tammi Jackson, and Pam Madison for their loving care during her 103rd year. The Reverend Richard T. Woodall, pastor of Huntington Court United Methodist Church, will conduct a graveside service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 16, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Roanoke, Virginia. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, at John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home in Salem, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Huntington Court United Methodist Church, or the charity of your choice.

DOOLEY, Thomas Edgar, 89, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2001. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Annie and Charles Dooley, a sister, Pearl L. Dooley, and a brother, Cleve Dooley. Surviving are his wife, Edna M. Dooley; daughters and sons-in-law, Norma Jean Draper of Roanoke, Linda Mae and John White of Eustis, Fla., Cindy Gale and Danny Countess of Roanoke; sons and a daughter-in-law, Rex Allen and Glenda Dooley, Eddie Wayne Dooley, all of Roanoke; 14 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 17, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Lotz Roanoke Chapel with Elder Bill Harness officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Lotz Roanoke Chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and all day Sunday. 

DOWDY, Miriam, (Mama Dowdy), 94, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Belmont Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

ELLIS, James Perkins Sr., 60, of Roanoke, died Friday, December 14, 2001. Oakey's South Chapel is handling funeral arrangements.

FIELDS, Mary Garrett, 69, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Fields. Surviving are a stepson, James W. Fields; brothers and sister-in-law, John A. and Helen Garrett, Fred J. Garrett; grandchildren, William Fields and David Fields; niece and her husband, Jean and Mike Workinger; nieces and nephews, Patricia Cox, Michael Garrett, Joy Carter, Suzanne Gipson; special friend, Ann Dooley. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, December 17, 2001 at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.

HARTMAN, Ruth Louise Tucker, 95, formerly of Roanoke, died Thursday, December 13, 2001, at Twin Lakes Center, Burlington, N.C. A Roanoke native, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. Hartman, Sr. and a grandson, Malcolm Eugene Hartman. Surviving are three sons and a daughter-in-law, Walter H. Hartman, Jr. of Burlington, N.C., David M. and June Hartman of Roanoke, and Gene Hartman of Boones Mill; a brother, Elmer Tucker of Fincastle; 11 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's East Chapel at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2001, with the Rev. Ira Tolliver officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family suggests memorials to Mountain Pass Baptist Church and will receive friends after 9 a.m. Saturday until service time at Oakey's East Chapel. 977-3909 

JONES, Shirley Mae Graham, 65, of Roanoke, died Thursday, December 13, 2001, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, E. Jones and one son, Larry D. Jones. Surviving are her children, Glenda J. Stafford and husband, Timothy Stafford, Allison J. Davis, Kenneth M. Jones, Loretta F. Jones, Pamela D. Robinson and husband, Neal Robinson, all of Roanoke; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Celesta Shepherd and husband, Harmon Shepherd, and Ruby Waldron. The family would also like to thank Gentle Shepherd Hospice for their help. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2001, at Oakey's North Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7 til 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Oakey's North Chapel.

KING, Charles Stuart Franklin, 76, departed this life on Thursday, December 13, 2001. He served as pastor of Raven Rock Wesleyan Church in Ararat, Va., First Wesleyan in Blacksburg, Va., Monticello Wesleyan in Charlottesville, Va., and was currently serving as Minister of Pastoral Care at First Wesleyan in Roanoke, Va. He was a great man of God and touched the lives of many people. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Stella Glenn King, his daughter, Ronda King, his three sisters, Clarice Pace, Virginia Cosner and Pearl Bergbigelor, and one brother, Lonnie King. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Norma Chinault King of Roanoke, Va.; his son, Jerry King and wife, Lucy and their children, Jon and Chris of Hillsville, Va.; his stepson, Tony Johnson and wife, Sandee and their children, Tommy and Katie of Bluefield, Va.; his stepdaughter, April Whitehurst and her husband, Henry and children, Thrasher and Koehler of Christiansburg, Va.; his brother, Robert King and wife, Margy of New Canton, Va.; his sister, Elnora Russell and husband, Jerome of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; his brother-in-law, Gilbert Cosner of Palmyra, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at First Wesleyan Church, Roanoke, Va., 10 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2001, and at Arvonia-Welcome Wesleyan Church in Arvonia, Va. 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Wesleyan Church, 3706 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Va. 24019. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.

LIPES, Ella Terry, 74, of Buchanan, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Saturday, in the chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan. {254-3000}

MAUL, Edith G., 86, of Orange Park, Fla., formerly of Roanoke, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Monday, Sherwood Memorial Park. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. 

MITCHELL, Marie Reid, 100, of Raleigh Court Healthcare Center, died Thursday, December 13, 2001. Mrs. Mitchell was born in Greensboro, N.C. to Minnie Erb Reid and Frank Bruce Reid on February 25, 1901. She also lived in Staunton, Va. but spent most of her life in Roanoke. She was a member of West End United Methodist Church where she arranged the flowers for the Sunday services. She was also a member of the Church circle and taught Sunday School for many years. She belonged to the PEO, Garden Club and Book Club. She loved cooking, gardening, sewing and she and her late husband, Dr. Walter Shields Mitchell, were avid golfers. She also enjoyed traveling to France and Israel. In her younger days, she modeled for local clothing stores and area newspapers. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Reid; sister, Mrs. Ernestine Roberts; her brother, Father Stephen Reid; son-in-law, Robert W. Putnam and husband, "Doc" Mitchell. Survivors include her brother, George Louis Reid and wife, Margie of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; daughter, Marilyn M. "Molly" Putnam of Roanoke; grandsons, Robert A. "Skip" Putnam and wife, Jan of Duluth, Ga., Dr. William S. "Bill" Putnam and wife, Bonnie of Seattle, Wash.; granddaughter, Sarah Putnam Turk and husband, Joe of Greensboro, N.C.; and six great-grandchildren, Jeff, Will and Ali Putnam, Travis, Mary, Joe and Molly Turk. She also leaves several nieces. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2001 at Evergreen Burial Park, with the Rev. David Tanner officiating. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to West End UMC, 13th and Campbell Ave., Roanoke, Va. Funeral arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

MOSELEY, William Bernice, 82, of Troutville, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2001. Mr. Moseley was a WW II veteran, retired from Baker Brothers in Roanoke for over 25 years, and a member of the Virginia Presbyterian Church-Pico. Survivors include his brothers, Harry Buford Moseley, James Vernon Moseley, Clarence Eugene Moseley, all of Buchanan; sister-in-law, Margaret St. Clair Powell of Bedford; numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Sunday, December 16, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Watson Cemetery with the Rev. Neil Dunnavant officiating. Those wishing to make a contribution, please consider the Troutville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 609, Troutville, Va. 24175 or the Virginia Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 328, Buchanan, Va. 24066. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Botetourt Funeral Home, 14920 Lee Highway, Buchanan. {254-3000}

POWELL, Donnette, 47, of Roanoke, died Friday, December 14, 2001. The family will receive friends Saturday 4 to 9 p.m. and all day on Sunday at Lotz Roanoke Chapel.

PRICE, Annie Cobbs, 81, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2001. She was born in Franklin County to the late James and Matilda Moore Price. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Price; daughter, Gladys M. Muse; son, James T. Price; brothers, John and Earnest Cobbs. Survivors include her daughters, Carol L. (Jack) Taylor and Alice Motley of Roanoke; sons, David, Ralph, Wallace, and Wendell Price of Roanoke; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren; sisters, Tillie Dickerson, Vivian Cobbs and Vera Cobbs, all of Roanoke; son-in-law, Fredrick Muse; daughter-in-law, Clara Price; her beloved pets, Max, Maggie and Monica; nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel. The Rev. Charlene McCadden will officiate. The interment will be at Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior of the service. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

THACKER, Agnes Doran Karnes, 87, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2001. She was the widow of Paul L. Karnes and Raymond E. Thacker. Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Naomi Vandergrift Doran; sisters, Cletis Painter and Gertrude Doshier; and brothers, Charles Doran and Robert Horne. Mrs. Thacker was a member of Oakland Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a charter member of the Dig and Dream Garden Club. She was retired from sales at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Surviving are sisters, Rosa Laprad of Roanoke, Madeline St.Clair and husband, Lawson St.Clair of Tampa, Fla.; stepson, Robert Thacker and wife, Carolyn of Maryland; grandsons, Robbie and Joe Thacker; a brother-in-law, Ralph Doshier of Roanoke. Memorials may be made to Oakland Baptist Church (for the Family Life Center), 3623 Roundhill Ave., N.W., Roanoke, Va. 24012. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2001 from Oakland Baptist Church. The Rev. Kelly Dampeer and Dr. Darryl Crim will officiate. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Oakey's North Chapel.

BANTON, Ruth Powers, 97, of Bedford died Friday, December 14, 2001. She was born in Bedford County, the daughter of the late William Herbert Powers and Kezzie Hatcher Powers. She was a homemaker and also worked at the White Shutters in Lynchburg several years. She was the widow of Ottie O. Banton. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Herbert L. "Buck" Banton and a brother, Paul Brown Powers. She is survived by her son, Neal F. Banton, Jamestown, Ind.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The National D-Day Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Bedford, Va. 24523 in memory of Herbert L. "Buck" Banton and William Page Powers. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2001 in Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. David T. Forrest officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443. For more information or to send condolences go to www.carder-tharp.com.

BOWYER, Thelma Margaret Payne, 81, of Bedford, died Thursday, December 13, 2001, in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Blue Ridge on January 1, 1920, a daughter of the late Orlando F. Payne and Mattie Dooley Payne. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and was retired from Bedford County Nursing Home as a nurse's aide. Thelma was a devoted mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Roy Bowyer, Sr. and a daughter, Janet Bowyer Wood. She is survived by two sons, William A. Bowyer and his wife, Lula, Bedford, Charles R. "Buggs" Bowyer, Jr. and his wife, Faye of Bedford; a son-in-law, Cecil Wood of Bedford; six grandchildren, Teresa G. Shepherd and her husband, Roger of Wake Forest, North Carolina, Gregory T. Bowyer and his wife, Dawn of Blue Ridge, Michael G. Wood of Bedford, Angela L. Gordon and her husband, Jeff of Bedford, Margaret E. Bowyer of Lynchburg, Matthew Bowyer of Bedford; four great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Jared Shepherd of North Carolina, Todd and Luke Bowyer of Blue Ridge; a sister, Ethel Johnson of Bedford; a brother, Eugene Payne and his wife, Susan of Somersville, S.C. Memorials may be made to the Janet Bowyer Wood Memorial Fund c / o Bedford Community Health Foundation Inc. P.O. Box 1104 Bedford, Va. 24523. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2001 at Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel with Rev. Michael S. Jones and Kenneth Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2001 at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443. For more information or to send condolences go to www.carder-tharp.com.

CLARK, Dorothy, (Boo), quietly and peacefully passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2001 at home with her family at her side. Born May 25, 1960 to the late Frank Clark, Sr. and the late Louise Hurt Clark Payne. She is survived by two sons, Shannon Clark and Thomas Clark, both of Bedford; devoted friend, Thomas Archie; one granddaughter, Shaquaya K. Clark of Bedford, Va.; three devoted sisters, Jeannie (Randolph) Snead, Sharon (Johnny) Henry and Lisa (Robert) Morris, all of Bedford; two devoted brothers, Frank (Debra) Clark of Bedford, Va., Clarence H. Clark of Jacksonville, N.C.; two nieces and one nephew, raised as brother and sister, Tina Parker, Tamika Abbott, and Phillip Abbott, all of Bedford, Va.; one stepbrother, Clarence Parker of Bedford, Va.; two uncles, Alfred Hurt of Bedford and Junior Holmes of Maryland; one great-uncle, Lorenzo Calloway; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Goode Virginia. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. William Watson is officiating. The family is at the residence, 1126 Rock Castle Rd., Bedford (County). Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

CROOK, Melvin Louis, 58, of Rocky Mount, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2001. He was born August 28, 1943, the son of the late Benton Crook and Mamie Leslie Young Crook. He was preceded by a nephew, Johnny Manning. Surviving are sister and brother-in-law, Margaret Lee and Wilson Spencer of Union Hall; half sister, Bessie Martin of Collinsville; nieces, Wanda Nichols and husband, Roy, Rita Smith and husband, David, Tammy Wooldridge; nephew, Gary Austin; great-nieces, Jessica Irby and Crystal Pagans; friend, Crystal Creech; special friends, Mark Pagans and Lewis Wooldridge. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2001, at Lotz Vinton Chapel with Rev. Eddie Hawks officiating. Interment will follow in Young Family Cemetery, Briar Mountain Road. The family will receive friends Saturday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel.

MASSIE, Frank Rucker, 74, of Richmond and formerly of Bedford died, Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at his residence. He was born in Lynchburg on July 22, 1927 a son of Collie Wilson Massie of Bedford and the late Frank Gilbert Massie. Frank was a retired engineer with the C & P Telephone. He was a Navy veteran serving in World War II. In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pearl Irene Hale Massie of Richmond; a son, Reginald F. Massie and his wife, Sharon of Falls Church; a granddaughter, Michele Massie of Falls Church. A funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2001 at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joseph S. Gaston officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Bedford, 540-586-3443. For more information or to send condolences please go to www.carder-tharp.com.

BISHOP, Dorothy Sabat, 71, of Pearisburg, Va. was called upon by our Lord on Thursday, December 13, 2001 after a long illness. She was a loving mother and Mawmaw who was cherished by her family. Mrs. Bishop was born in Eckman, W.Va. on January 11, 1931 and was a daughter of the late Mack and Alice Wilson Sabat. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Barger Bishop; one brother, Tony Sabat; and four sisters, Goldie S. Bennett, Pauline S. Baird, Helen S. Martin and Diane S. Hoover. Mrs. Bishop was a retired employee of Virginia Tech University and was a member of the First Christians Church in Pearisburg. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Karen and Bill Sparks of Narrows, Va., Kimberly B. Crigger of Pearisburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Pam Bishop of Ripplemead; two sisters, Joyce S. Gautier of Pearisburg, Rosie S. Sadler of Pearisburg; one brother-in-law, Tom Martin of Ripplemead, Va.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, December 17, 2001 at the Givens Funeral Chapel in Pearisburg, Va. with the Rev. Jesse Kearns and the Rev. Bill Sleasman officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg, Va.

FURROW, Irvin, (Red), 69, of Newport, went to his heavenly home on Friday, December 14, 2001 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Irvin was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Delia Furrow Boles. He is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years, Janice M. Furrow; and two daughters, Kathy F. Brickey of New Castle and Karen E. Link of Newport. He is also survived by his two granddaughters, Holly and Kelly Brickey of New Castle; and a very special friend, Bill Songer of Newport. The family wished to express their appreciation to Dr. Harry McCoy and staff, and Dr. Michael Payne for the excellent care given to Dad during his illness. The family would also like to thank all of their neighbors, friends, co-workers, and church families for their many acts of kindness, support, and concern during this difficult time. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Morris and Pastor Ron Hodge officiating. Interment will follow in the Level Green Christian Church Cemetery, Craig County. There will be no visitation by family's request. Memorial contributions may be made to the Newport Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 144, Newport, Va. 24128 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 554, Roanoke, Va. 24003-0554. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

GRAVELY, Larry S., 53, of Blacksburg, Va. departed this life on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at the Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was born February 23, 1948 in Christiansburg, Va., the son of the late William and Bessie Ford Gravely. He was a former member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Christiansburg, Va. He was also a former employee of the Town of Christiansburg. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Lila Gravely of Blacksburg; two stepdaughters, Linda and Sarah Peoples, both of Blacksburg; two stepsons, Rick and Charles Peoples; six sisters, Glenda Dobbins, Mae Pack, Donna Buchannon and Loretta Watts, all of Christiansburg, Betty Gravely of Newport News, Va. and Phyllis Robinson of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Jerry Gravely of Chicago, Ill. and William P. Gravely of Christiansburg, Va. Funeral service will be Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church, Christiansburg, Va. with the Rev. John Price officiating. Burial will be at the Schaeffer Cemetery Christiansburg, Va. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Penn's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HALL, Doretha Ellen, 92, of Shawsville, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at Meadowbrook Nursing Home. She was born in Montgomery County on April 10, 1909. She is survived by her son, Eldred Hall of Chirstiansburg; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, December 17, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Riverview Holiness Church with the Rev. Ellis Meredith officiating. Interment will follow in the Echols Family Cemetery, Ironto. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time at the church on Monday. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

MOORE, Dr. Joseph Herbert, Ph.D., P.E., of Blacksburg, age 79, a retired structural engineer and university professor, died at home suddenly Thursday, December 13, 2001. He was the son of the late Stoney and Eulalia Lewis Moore of Camden, S.C. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Mary Julia Kelley; and two daughters and sons-in-law, Janis Moore and William F. Miley of Columbus, Ga. and Lynda Moore and Dave B. Harris of Clemmons, N.C.; one granddaughter, Julia Marie Harris and one grandson, Dylan Bennett Harris, whom he loved very much. One brother also survives, Earl Houston Moore of Columbia, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. He was a faithful member and past Clerk of the Blacksburg Baptist Church. Dr. Moore, born in Spartanburg, S.C., but reared in Camden, was a 1939 graduate of Camden High School and was awarded a fully-paid Clark Williams Scholarship to The Citadel and received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree in 1943. After military service in WWII, he received a Master of Science degree from Penn State in 1949. In 1961 he received a Ph.D. degree from Perdue University, where he held a fellowship from the Standard Oil Foundation and a Science-Faculty Fellowship from NSF. He had a distinguished career as an engineer and engineering educator, teaching over 37 years at The Citadel, Penn State, Clemson, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He held tenured full professorships at the latter three universities and was an administrator for 17 years, including being Department Head of Civil Engineering at Clemson, Director of the Division of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Capitol Campus of Penn State, and later of engineering technology programs at VPI. He conducted research on prestressed concrete members, concrete tanks, and continuously reinforced concrete highway pavements, and was the author of over 35 technical publications. In addition to his academic degrees, Dr. Moore was awarded membership in the honor societies of Sigma XI, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, and The Citadel Honor Society. He also received service awards from ASCE and ASEE, as well as a special citation award from the American Institute of Steel Construction. He served on the Engineering Manpower Commission, and was a past president of the Roanoke Branch of ASCE, and of the Piedmont Branch of ASCE in South Carolina. In WWII he earned a commission at Officer Candidate School and was an officer in the 10th Mountain Division, 1689th Engineer Combat Bn, XI Corps Hqs., and Eighth Army Hqs. He served in the Pacific theatre, going overseas with the 1689th Engr. Combat Bn. As a reconnaissance officer for the XI Corps Engineer, he flew into Okinawa and Japan with the first elements of the 11th Airborne Division in August 1945. He was discharged from the service as a Captain in the Corps of Engineers. He was a member of the VFW, Post #5311, Christiansburg. A licensed Professional Engineer in several states, he was an active member of several professional societies, and held the philosophy that every engineering teacher should also practice engineering. On leave from his teaching, he was the Bridge Engineer for all structures from the general consultant on the Illinois Toll Highway, and also designed bridges in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida. A specialist on tank design, he designed and supervised construction of numerous tanks for municipal and industrial wastewater plants in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and South Carolina. He brought much of this practical experience into the classroom for the benefit of his students. Most recently he was a consultant with Draper Aden and Associates, Blacksburg as well as Hatcher-Sayre, Inc., Richmond. Previously he was a consultant for Olver, Inc. and other engineering firms. On May 12 of this year, The Citadel honored Dr. Moore by awarding him with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Engineering for his lifetime achievements. Funeral services will be held at the Blacksburg Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2001 with Dr. Tommy McDearis and Dr. Don McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg with military rites performed by VFW Post #1148, Pulaski. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Moore's name to The Citadel Development Foundation, Attn. The Clark Williams Scholarship, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C. Friends may call at the home, but Dr. Moore had requested no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

PARRISH, Julia Carolyn, (Pebbles) (Juna), 31, of Elliston, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2001. She was born in Roanoke, Virginia. Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved son, Jeffrey Lynn Haga, Jr.; her mother, Sandra Parrish; father and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Parrish; her brother and his girlfriend, Rusty Parrish and Jeannie Phoenix; nieces, Emmy and Allison; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Parrish, Ms. Nora Floyd and Mr. Curtis Floyd; also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many special friends. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2001, at Lotz Salem Chapel with Rev. Nick Schaffer officiating. Interment will follow in Little Hope Cemetery, Elliston. The family will receive friends 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Julia's name to 7559 Cove Hollow Road, Elliston, Va. 24087. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.

TROUT, Jeanne Heslep, 84, died Friday, December 14, 2001 in Rock Hill, S.C. She was born in Narrows on March 28, 1917 and was the daughter of the late James Franklin and Janie Wilson Heslep. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Donald Trout; a son, Donald Wilson Trout; and three brothers, James Franklin Heslep, Jr. , Edward Allen Heslep, Robert Lewis Heslep; two sisters, Margaret Heslep Dillow and Isabelle Heslep Slusser. She was a member of the Eastern Star and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Narrows. She had worked as a secretary in the Giles County School System, and with the New River Insurance Agency in Narrows. She is survived by a daughter, Ann Trout Dye of Rock Hill, S.C.; two grandsons, David Farris Saleeba, III of Charlotte, N.C., Donald Travis Dye of Rock Hill, S.C.; two great-grandchildren, Donald Christian Dye and David Farris Saleeba, IV. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 3 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, Narrows with the Rev. Shahn Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Narrows. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The family has suggested that those who are going to send memorials, please consider the First United Methodist Church, Narrows, Va. 24124 or the Carilion New River Valley Hospice, 707 Randolph Street, Suite 251, Radford, Va. 24141.

BASSETT, Lucy Brown, 95, of Bassett, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at her home. A memorial service will be conducted 12:45 p.m. Sunday at Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church. Collins Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

BASSETT, Lucy Brown, 95, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at her home in Bassett. She was the daughter of George Akers Brown and Minnie May Matthews of Martinsville, and the widow of John Douglas Bassett who died in 1966. Survivors include three daughters, Minnie B. Lane, Jane B. Spilman, and Lucy B. Andrews; and a son, John D. Bassett, III. Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and forty great-grandchildren. She graduated from Martinsville High School and Beaver College in Jenkintown, Penn., where she majored in elementary education. Returning to Martinsville, she and a friend, Ray Womak, formed the Blue Bird Kindergarten. Mrs. Bassett was a charter member of the Bassett Garden Club and the Bassett Public Library Association, and serviced on the Board of Trustees of Averett College in Danville, Va. Her consuming interest was the Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church, where she was a devoted member for 60 years. Eleanor Roosevelt's well known dictum, "We should constantly be reminded of what we own in return for what we have," was one to which Lucy Bassett adhered throughout her long life. She was well known for her generosity of spirit and her support and active involvement in numerous charities. Unknown by most are the countless times she opened her heart and purse to people in need. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 15, 2001, from 2 to 5 p.m. at her home, 1416 Oak Level Road in Bassett. Following private interment at Oakwood Cemetery, a memorial service will be held Sunday, December 16, 2001, at 12:45 p.m. at the Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church, P. O. Box 507, Bassett, Va. 24055.

BEDSAUL, Doris Ruth, 86, of Galax, died Thursday, December 13, 2001. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Vaughan-Guynn Chapel.

BROWN, Elizabeth Greever, 89, of Rural Retreat, Va., died early Thursday, December 13, 2001, at her residence. She was born in Wythe County, Va., the daughter of the late Harvey Joel and Mamie Mae Buck Greever. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Corinth Lutheran Church, the McDowell Music Club, and was a graduate of Marion Junior College, Class of 1931. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred P. Brown, one daughter, Mary Louise Brown, and one brother, John Harvey Greever. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Ellen B. and Ed Schaack of Rural Retreat; two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred Peery and Susan Brown of Rural Retreat, Luther Joel (Jody) and Jill Brown of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; one sister, Anna Katherine DeLauney of Rural Retreat; grandchildren, Peery Brown, Christopher Brown, Natalie Brown Van Antwerp and spouse, Moe, Kari Brown, Erika Brown, Aani Brown, Kirsten Brown, Ginni Schaack, Edward Schaack, Catherine Schaack; great-grandchildren, Savanna Cox, Jack Van Antwerp, Lane Brown; stepgrandchildren, Ashley Ritter, Jason Ritter, Jamie Ritter; special friend, Arnold Edwards; special caregiver, Barbara King. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2001, at the Corinth Lutheran Church with Pastor Richard Bansemer and Vicar Pat Nabers officiating. Interment will follow in the Black Lick Cemetery. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the McDowell Music Club, c / o Kathy Williams, 4860 West Lee Hwy., Wytheville, Va. 24382. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lindsey Funeral Home or they may call at the residence at any time. Lindsey Funeral Home, Rural Retreat, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

CONNER, Oliver Theodore, 88, of Hot Springs, died Friday, December 14, 2001 in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Mr. Conner was born on February 1, 1913 in Rockbridge County, and was a son of the late John David Conner and Charlotte Leighton Conner. He was a member of the 29th Street Brethren Church in Buena Vista. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Conner and one son, Oliver H. Conner. Mr. Conner is survived by one son, Wayne Conner of Hot Springs; two brothers, J.D. Conner of Talladega, Ala. and Harry Conner of Scottsville; one sister, Betty Plott of Florida; six grandchildren, Alan Conner, Oliver Conner, Jr., Amy Hawk, Stephanie Conner, Teresa Conner, Wayne Conner, II; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2001 in the Green Hill Cemetery in Buena Vista with the Rev. W. David Bain officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Service, Buena Vista.

DEBUSK, Frances N., 95, of Abingdon, died Thursday, December 13, 2001. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in Bethel Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Campbell Funeral Home.

EWING, Margaret Mae Beeton, 71, of Lexington, died Friday, December 14, 2001 in the Stonewall Jackson Hospital. Ms. Ewing was born on August 16, 1930 in Lexington and was a daughter of the late Marion Lewis Beeton and Carrie Arthur Beeton. Ms. Ewing is survived by three daughters, Deborah Landfried of Clarion, Pa., Leigh Ewing of Miami, Fla., Beth Cape of Albermarle, N.C.; one sister, Mildred Beeton Davis Curran of Richmond; and three grandchildren, Taylor Landfried, Carson and Jared Cape. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2001 at the Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Reuter officiating with burial to follow in the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery. Arrangements by the Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.

GOINS, Albert L., 75, of Troutdale, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2001. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. in Razor Ridge Baptist Church, Troutdale, Va. Family will receive friends Saturday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

HASH, Charles V., 78, of Atkins, died Friday, December 14, 2001, in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank E. and Myrtle Eller Hash and a grandson, Nicholas Kelly Hash. Mr. Hash was a member of Davis Memorial United Methodist Church. He attended Marion College and William and Mary. He was a WWII Veteran who was an engineer gunner on a B-17 Bomber with 31 successful missions. He was in the 447th Bomb Group, 807th Squadron. Mr. Hash worked at Burlington Industries for 27 years at the Grover Furr Hosiery Plant. He was the plant manager at Skyland-Buster Brown in Marion and Chilhowie for 17 years. He served on the Smyth County Community Hospital Board of Directors from August 1962 until September 1998. He served on the Smyth County Community Hospital Foundation Board of Directors from September 1998 until March 2001. He was a charter member of the Industrial Development Authority Board and served on the board of directors. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for 47 years, having served as past president. Mr. Hash was a member of the Atkins Ruritan Club, V.F.W. Post #4667 Life Member, member of the American Heart Association, Southwest Cattlemen's Association and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. He was an avid fisherman, gardener and farmer during retirement. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean W. Hash of Atkins, Virginia; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Dick Moore of Glen Allen, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Vicky Hash and Pat and Tammy Hash, all of Atkins, Va., and Bobby Hash of Richmond, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sarah Jane Hash of Marion, Va.; one granddaughter, Kasey Lynn Moore of Glen Allen, Va.; his mother-in-law, Virginia M. Williams of Atkins, Va.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, William D. and Shirley Smith of Marion, Va.; several nieces and nephews; many special friends and his beloved dog, "Duke". Funeral services will be held Monday, December 17, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Davis Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donna Hester, the Rev. Harry Howe and the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery where full military rites will be conducted by Marion V.F.W. post #4667. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the services. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Davis Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 389, Atkins, Virginia 23411. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in serving the Hash Family.

HOUNSHELL, Danny Wayne, 52, of 134 Longview Circle, Wytheville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 14, 2001, at the New River Valley Medical Center in Radford. The Bob Newberry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

LOUDERMILK, Howard Calvin, beloved husband of Adele Friel Loudermilk, died at his Lake Monticello, Virginia home on Wednesday, December 12, 2001. He was born in Rockbridge County, Va., on June 10, 1928, and was the son of the late Melvin R. and Ruby S. Loudermilk of Talcott, W.Va. He was a Sergeant, serving the elite U.S. Army 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg N.C. until 1953. He resumed his military career in the U.S. Army National Guard for several years. Following his marriage to Adele Friel in February, 1954, he learned the printing trade from the ground up through the GI Bill. Howard started his printing career at the Marlinton Journal in Marlinton, W.Va., and worked with many printing shops and newspapers including the Weston Democrat, The Barbour Democrat and The Covington Virginian. In 1967, he moved to Charlottesville, Va., to work with The Daily Progress as a linotype operator. Later he worked at many commercial printing shops and becoming a well respected and much sought after printer and consultant. After retirement in 1991, he became a master craftsman, designing and building many pieces of beautiful furniture. He was also an excellent cook and will be missed by the many who enjoyed his special cakes. Howard leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 48 years, Adele; one son, C. Wayne Loudermilk and his wife, Deborah, of Charlottesville; three daughters, Diane M. Loudermilk of Williamsburg, Nancy L. Thompson of Charlottesville, and Laura M. Loudermilk of Lake Monticello; three grandchildren, C. Wayne Loudermilk, II, William H. Loudermilk, and Hannah Katherine Thompson, all of Charlottesville; two great-granddaughters. Special family friends include Rusty Nobles of Williamsburg and Glenn E. Salzmann of Lake Monticello. Also surviving are four brothers, Winfred, Marvin and Leonard in Virginia and Lawrence in West Virginia and one sister, M. Charlotte Grube in California. Howard will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his little companion of ten years, "Peanut". He was a member of Mount Eagle Baptist Church. Prior to moving to Lake Monticello, he served as a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church in Charlottesville. The family will receive friends at Teague Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Friday evening, December 14th. The Reverend Sidney Craig at Mount Eagle Baptist Church, Rt. 53 and Buck Island Road will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2001. Pallbearers are C. Wayne Loudermilk, C. Wayne Loudermilk, II, Rusty Nobles, Glen E. Salzmann, Michael Loudermilk and Lynwood Napier. Memorial contributions may be made in Howard's name to the American Heart Association, The National Breast Cancer Association or the Lake Monticello Rescue Squad. Teague Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. 

PURDY, William Ernest Sr., 79, of Martinsville, died Friday, December 14, 2001. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at Pleasant Grove Christian Church. Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett is in charge of the arrangements.

SHRADER, Mollie Gray, 95, of Route #1, Bland, Va., went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 13, 2001 in Wythe County Community Hospital in Wytheville, Va. Born in Virginia she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Louise Farley Kirby. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Shrader; two sisters and three brothers. Survivors include a brother, Davis Kirby of Bland, Va., where friends may contact the family; one sister, Irene Melvin of Dublin, Va. Funeral service will be held Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Bob Newberry Funeral Home in Bland, Va. with the Rev. Doug Hyndrich officiating. Interment will be in the Repass Cemetery in Bland, Va. Friends may call at the Bob Newberry Funeral Home in Bland, Va. from 12 noon Sunday, December 16, 2001 until funeral time. Bob Newberry Funeral Home in Bland, Va. is serving the family of Ms. Shrader.

SPENCE, Elwood Tilton, 70, of Amherst, died Thursday, December 13, 2001 at the Hospice of the Hills, Lynchburg. Born July 28, 1931 in Buena Vista, the son of the late Blanche Spence. He had been a truck driver for Fitzgerald Lumber & Log Company. Surviving are his wife, Stella J. Clark Spence of Amherst; his sons, Richard Clark of Amherst, David A. Clark of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his daughters, Donna K. Jones of Bombay, Fla. and Pamela S. Grogan of Amherst; stepdaughters, Janice F. Brown of St. Augustine, Fla. and Wanda Williams of Roanoke; a stepson, Wayne W. Clark of Cocoa, Fla.; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Junior Spence and Charles William Spence, both of Buena Vista; and a sister, Joanne Clark of Martinsville. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2001 at the Lomax Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ballard Shepherd and the Rev. Larry Clark officiating. Burial will follow in the Clark's Mountain Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 15, 2001 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Lomax Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Hallie C. Chittum, 2860 Old Buena Vista Road, Buena Vista, Va. Arrangements are by the Lomax Funeral Home.

WHISMAN, James Howard, 95, of Marion, died Friday, December 14, 2001 in the Valley Health Care Center. Mr. Whisman was born in Wythe County to the late Harvey and Missouri Whisman and was retired from Brunswick Corporation. He was a Charter Member of the Church of God in Marion. Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Virginia York Whisman; seven sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Margaret Whisman of Cleveland, Tenn., Jim and Evelyn Whisman of Anawalt, W.Va., Jack and Marie Whisman of Owosso, Mich., David Whisman of Saltville, Harold and Dee Whisman of Owosso, Mich., Paul and Donna Whisman of Bluff City, Tenn., Curtis and Teresa Whisman of Henderson, Nev.; one daughter, Shirley Whisman Cook of Radford; 25 grandchildren; his great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Church of God on Matson Drive in Marion. The Rev. Fred Whisman, the Rev. Kevin Whisman and the Rev. Jerry Alley will be officiating. Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church. Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion is in charge of the arrangements.

WYNN, Betty Louise Gordon, 66, of Rural Retreat, died Thursday, December 13, 2001. Funeral 1 p.m. Sunday at Marvin United Methodist Church. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lindsey Funeral Home.

DRAPER, Maxine Lucille, 91, of Richfield Nursing Center, Salem, and formerly of Clearwater, Fla., went to be with the Lord Friday, December 14, 2001. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Sylvan Abby Funeral Home Cemetery, Clearwater, Fla. Local arrangements by Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount. 

HARRISON, Thomas E., 73, of Oscoda, Mich., formerly of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2001. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Vada Harrison and a sister, Martha Price. He is survived by his sister, Ruby Hodge and brother, James Harrison, Jr., both of Roanoke. There will be no local service at this time.

OVERCASH, Mary Erwin, 91, formerly of Mooresville, N.C., died Friday, December 14, 2001. Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday at Centenary United Methodist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Cavin-Cook Funeral Home.

WILSON, Robert Lewis, 58, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2001. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.


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