Miscellaneous Roanoke County, Virginia Obituaries
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GERMAN, Dwight Lloyd, 44, of Roanoke, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002. A memorial service will be held at Calvary Memorial Church Sunday, June 9, 2002, 3:30 p.m. Oakey's Roanoke Chapel & Crematory handling funeral arrangements.

HURT, Edward J., beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 7, 2002. Mr. Hurt was born on September 11, 1913 in Vinton, Va. to the late Abe and Mary Hurt. He was survived by his wife of 37 years, Nancy Batte Hurt; his three daughters and their spouses, Dianne and Wayne Clausen, Michelle and Eddie Schapira and Lisa and David Pisano; his four grandchildren, Tyler, Blake, Brianne, and Alyssa; his sister, Thelma Meredith. He is preceded in death by his grandson Nicolas. Ed was retired from G.E. with 33 years of service. During his retirement he enjoyed golfing, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Everyone always enjoyed his sense of humor. He was a devoted member of Trinity Baptist Church and an inspiration to many as he enjoyed serving the Lord. His grace, bravery, faith and hope will always be remembered. The family will receive friends Monday, June 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home at 1701 E. Millbrook Rd. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Rd. Graveside services will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton, Va., on Wednesday, June 12 at 3 p.m.

JAMISON, Cephas E., 54, of Fincastle, passed away Friday, June 7, 2002. He was employed as a school bus driver for the Botetourt County School System. Surviving are his wife, Marie Peters Jamison; three children, Joel (Joey), Diane, and Karleen, all of the home; his parents, Emory T. and Elizabeth Sink Jamison; five brothers and sisters and their spouses, Walter J. and Mary Sue Miller Jamison, all of Troutville, Ruth E. and Allen L. Deaton, of West Alexandria, Ohio, Joseph H. (Joe) and Rebecca B. (Becky) Jamison, of Troutville, Irene M. and Byron J. Beckner, of Wirtz, and Martha E. Jamison, of Troutville; mother-in-law, Florence Huffman Peters, of Hollins; five brothers and sisters-in-law and their spouses, Martha Ann and C. Abram Rutrough, of Rocky Mount, Rebecca Jane Austin, of Ferrum, Daniel A. and Annette M. Peters, Robert E. and Marilyn S. Peters, all of Roanoke, William H. (Billy) and Ida Mae Peters, of Wirtz; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Peters Creek Old German Baptist Brethren Church with the Home Brethren officiating, assisted by Richard Ronk. Burial will be in the Brubaker Cemetery, Roanoke County. The family suggests memorials to the Fincastle Fire Department or Rescue Squad and will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Oakey's East Chapel, "977-3909". 

KIBLER, Eleanor Alexander, 92, of New Castle, Va., died Thursday, June 6, 2002. She was born in Tazewell, Va., the daughter of Eliza Gillespie and James Frank Alexander. She was a longtime member of New Castle United Methodist Church where she was a choir director and pianist for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Bruce Kibler, Sr., three sons, Bennie Franklin Kibler, James Robert Kibler, Donald Alexander Kibler and one grandson, Gerald Hamilton Kibler. She is survived by a son, David Bruce Kibler, Jr. and wife, Doris of Thomasville, N.C.; a daughter, Sue Kibler Bostic and husband, Jack of New Castle, Va.; daughter-in-laws, Audrey H. Kibler, Ginger B. Kibler and Karen H. Kibler, all of Roanoke; one granddaughter, Debra Kibler Thomas; five grandsons, David Bruce Kibler, III, Bennie Franklin Kibler, Jr., James Robert Kibler, Jr., David Ray Bostic, Alexander Caldwell Kibler and 12 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002, at the Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 9, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the New Castle United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Jent officiating. Interment will follow at Huffman Memorial Park. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle. 

KIESER, Ralph E., 73, of Vinton, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2002. He was a member of Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church, a graduate of Purdue University, and served in the United States Army. He retired in 1987 after 39 years of service with the Norfolk Southern. He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Edna; his son, Scott of Lakewood, Ohio; his son Mark and wife, Julie; grandson, Joshua and granddaughters, Kaitlin and Jennifer, all of Portage, Michigan; his sister, Frances Gabel of Temple Hills, Maryland; his sister-in-law, Lillian Allmon of Carrollton, Ohio; and many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be conducted in Thrasher Chapel at Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2002, with the Rev. Donald H. Seely officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The Third Century Campaign (Building Fund) at Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 356, Vinton, Va. 24179. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel.

McGLOTHLIN, James M., (Mac), 82, of Roanoke, passed away Friday, June 7, 2002. He was predeceased by his first wife, Christine Reese McGlothlin. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army with the rank of Sergeant. Mac was a longtime member of First Church of the Brethren, American Legion Post #3, VFW Post #1264, and Roanoke Moose Lodge #284. He was retired from both the Railway Express and the U.S. Postal Service. Surviving are his wife, Nancy F. McGlothlin; six stepchildren and their spouses; and thirteen stepgrandchildren; sisters, Hazel McGlothlin Hodges of Rocky Mount and Lucy Clark Rickerson of Roanoke; brothers, C. Carlton Clark of Vinton, Bobby Clark of Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2002, from Oakey's North Chapel. The Rev. David Miller and the Rev. Paul Alwine will officiate. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with military honors by the U.S. Army and rites by Roanoke Moose Lodge #284. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Oakey's North Chapel. (362-1237)

MITCHELL, Mildred C., 74, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2002. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.

MUSE, Sarah E., 94, of Roanoke, passed away Friday, June 7, 2002. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Tillie Roach and husband, John Davis, Jr. Survivors include two sons, John T. Davis, Jr. and wife Thelma and James E. Davis and wife Bernice of Silver Springs, Md.; four grandchildren; other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 10, 2002 11 a.m. at Serenity Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Stone officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at Serenity for viewing Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home. 

SMITH, Miss Tynisia LeQun, 19, of Roanoke, departed this life Thursday, June 6, 2002. She was born October 14, 1982, in Roanoke, the daughter of Mary Smith. Survivors are her mother, Mary Smith; two brothers, Ronelle Smith and DeMarco Smith; one nephew, Stefen Smith; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2002, at Hamlar-Curtis Chapel. Rev. Waddell Jones will officiate. The family will receive 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

STANLEY, George G., (Uncle Gilbert) 91, of Roanoke, formerly of Buchanan, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2002. Uncle Gilbert worked all of his life for VDOT and had a special love for his family and friends. He enjoyed playing the banjo as a hobby which he learned to play by ear. He is predeceased by his parents, George and Sally Rucker Stanley; his wife, Henrietta Coffer Stanley; his daughter, Frances Spears; siblings, Harry, Ed and John Stanley, Lottie Barnett, Bertie Goad, Corabell Broughman, Mozelle Hubbard and Elsie Byers. Gilbert is survived by his stepson, Wayne Coffer of Lynchburg; sister, Kathleen Rollins of Chesapeake Bay; four grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends including special nieces, Betty Jarvis and Jean Campbell who wish to thank the staff at Friendship Manor for their support and friendship to themselves and Uncle Gilbert. Friends are welcome to visit with family, June 9, 2002 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road, Daleville where a Service Celebrating Gilbert's Life, June 10, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Buchanan. Arrangements by Rader Funeral Home. "Serving Every Family As If It Was Our Very Own". 

TAYLOR, Robert Craig, 65, of Roanoke, passed away Friday, June 7, 2002 at his home. He was born July 23, 1936, the son of the late Robert Hudson Taylor and Dora Agnes Farmer Taylor. Surviving are his wife, Mamie Cleo Taylor of Roanoke; daughter, Suzanne Gunter and husband, Danny of Boones Mill; grandchildren, Megan Gunter and Miranda Gunter; many special friends and neighbors. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2002 at Old Dominion Memorial Park with Rev. Horace D. Light, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel.

TIERNAN-SMITH, Pamelia, 75, of Roanoke passed away Saturday, June 8, 2002. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to The Seeing Eye (a non-profit organization that trains seeing eye dogs for the visually impaired) P O Box 375 Morristown, N.J. 07963-0375. A memorial service will be conducted at later date at St. Thomas of Canterbury Anglican Church 4910 Hershberger Road. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center. 366-0707

WHEELER, James Carlisle, 73, of Ocala, Florida (formerly of Roanoke), went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 5, 2002. He retired from the Norfolk Southern Railway and was a member of Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ocala, Florida. While a resident of Roanoke, he was a member of New Life Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving are his wife, Ina V. Wheeler; son, James Leon Wheeler and wife, Roswitha, Orlando, Fla.; grandson, Ralph Von Ehrenkrook, Alexandria, Va.; mother, Jenna Lee Wheeler, Ocala, Fla. A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2002, in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Walter L. Wood. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road. 366-0707

Dorpinghaus, Cleo A., 66, of Moneta, died Friday, June 7, 2002 at Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born in Coon Rapids, Iowa on November 27, 1935 a son of the late Aloysius Henry Dorpinghaus and Cecelia Okenfels Dorpinghaus. He was a U. S. Army veteran having served in Germany; an Elder in the Bedford South Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and was employed as a mechanical designer with Valcom, Inc. of Roanoke. Cleo will be remembered by family and friends as a loving and peaceful man. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Sahm Dorpinghaus; a son, Douglas and his wife Dawn of Cairo, GA; two daughters, Teresa Peralta and her husband Victor of Rochester, NY; Amy Fischer and her husband Gene of Lynchburg; nine grandchildren, Stephen, Daniel, Jesse, and Anna Dorpinghaus; Priscilla Peralta; Kelsey, Landon, Alana , and Keaton Fischer; a sister, Althea Kennedy of Kansas City, MO; a brother, Joseph Dorpinghaus of Coon Rapids, Iowa; and a large and loving extended family and a great crowd of dear friends. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the Jehovah's Witnesses of Bedford Local Building Fund, 1235 Walnut St., Bedford, VA 24523. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 7:00pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses of Bedford. To send condolences, please visit www.carder-tharp.com. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford. 

JAMES, Calvin L. (Dick) 75, of Boones Mill, passed away, Friday, June 7, 2002. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leta T. James; father, C.B. James; mother, Grace James; two brothers, Frank M. James and Beverley James. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Connie James of Boones Mill; three granddaughters, Challen James, Whitney James, and Amanda Chitwood all of Boones Mill; brothers and sisters-in-law, John B. James of Boones Mill, Paul and Barbara James of Boones Mill, Danny and Phyllis James of Boones Mill, Michael James of Sontag; sisters and brothers-in-law, Stella and Ralph Leftwich of Roanoke, Rosie and B.F. Ferrell of Boones Mill, Edith and Bill Wirt of Salem, Patsey James of Roanoke, Mrs. Frank M. (Ella) James of Boones Mill; in-laws, Bob and Hazel Smith of Roanoke, Jack and Peggy Yeager of Roanoke, Marvin and Sandra Burnett of Goodview; many nieces and nephews and friends. Visitation will be Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Lotz, Roanoke Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday 10 a.m. at Lotz Roanoke Chapel with Rev. Bill Doss officiating. Interment will be Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Lotz Roanoke Chapel.

LOWE, Jerrine P., 50, of Bedford, died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at her residence. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

WILBER, Ruth M., 83, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2002. A graveside service will be conducted in Fort Wayne, Ind. at a later date. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Bedford.

AGEE, WILLIE ROSCOE, age 85, beloved husband, father and papaw of Christiansburg departed this world and went to serve our Lord and Savior in his kingdom on Friday, June 7, 2002. Born in Franklin County to the late Sara Catherine and Floyd Sefus Agee he was also preceded in death by Roy and Margie Agee, Zora Adams, Ruie and Raymond Poff and Eddie Bonham. Roscoe was retried from Burlington Mills after 38 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-six years, Ruby Agee; his children and their spouses, who loved him dearly, Ruth Ann and Larry Akers, McCoy, VA, Peggy and Mark Winters, Billy and Donna Agee all of Christiansburg and Bobby Agee of the home, who helped take care of his daddy. Roscoe is survived by seven precious grandchildren, who were the joy of his life, Justin and Nicholas Akers, Travis, Kristen and Corey Winters and Dustin and Brandon Agee; brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd and Nancy Agee, Bent Mountain, Andrew and Gladys Agee, Christiansburg; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby and Walt Dyer, Doris and Jimmy Hawley all of Roanoke, Madeline Bonham, Midway Park, NC, Frances and Charles Lewis, Newbern, NC, Ora and Herman Guthrie, Salem, VA. a brother-in-law, Kenneth Adams, Christiansburg and numerous nieces and 
nephews. Funeral services will be 11 am Monday, June 10, at the Christiansburg Pentecostal Holiness Church conducted by Rev. Dallas Bennett, Jr., Rev. Richard Kingrea and Rev. Mike Reynolds with interment to follow in Sunset Cemetery. The body will be placed in the Christiansburg Pentecostal Holiness Church Sunday afternoon where friends may call anytime after 3 PM. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Sunday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Horne Funeral Service. 

BLEVINS, Helen Virginia Dean, 84, of Dublin, Va., passed away Friday, June 7, 2002. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Chapel. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

JAMISON, Deranda Sherman, 62, of Hiwassee, passed away Friday, June 7, 2002. Funeral service Tuesday 11 a.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski.

JOHNSTON, Garnett Hueston "Papa", 71, of Blacksburg, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 8, 2002 at his home. He was born in McCoy, Va., on December 11, 1930 to the late Leroy Webb and Irma Estelle Morris Johnston. He is also preceded in death by three sisters, Thelma J. Lafon, Eunice J. Agnew, and Mary Jane Davis; and two brothers, Kenneth W. Johnston and Paul David Johnston. Hueston was a life time member of the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad with 40 years of service. Hueston had the most amazing spirit and outlook on Life. He was diagnosed with cancer in 1991 and during all of his illness, he never asked "Why me?" and never complained even when he was barely able to function. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie D. Johnston, of Blacksburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Charles Hughes; a very special granddaughter, Katelin Sue that he cherished, all of Riner; two sons, Rick D. Johnston and Michael Todd Johnston, both of Blacksburg; a sister, Lois J. Morehead, of Blacksburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Morris Caudill "Cooper" and Hazel Johnston, of Port St. Lucie, Fla; very special friends, Mike and Ellen Burnop and family; Greg and Donna Kadlec and family; Jacob and Holly Gates and family; Darren Moore, James Henderson, Teresa Davis, and Rachal Davis; and a host of special children that he loved; and several nieces and nephews and cousins. The family sends many thanks to the Carilion Hospice Services - NRV, and Dr. Harry McCoy for all their acts of kindness during Hueston's illness. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 10, 2002 at 1 p.m. in the Centennial Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), McCoy, with Rev. Gordon Lee and Rev. David Hurd officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. There will be no gathering at the home after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 554, Roanoke, Va., 24003-0554, Mt. View Wesleyan Church, c / o Yvonne Shaver, 1010 Hidden Valley Road, Blacksburg, Va., 24060, Blacksburg Fire Department, 2700 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, Va., 24060, Blacksburg Rescue Squad, 200 Progress Street NE, Blacksburg, Va., 24060, Centennial Christian Church, P.O. Box 427, McCoy, Va., 24111. Friends may call anytime after 12 noon Sunday and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, Blacksburg.

SESSA, Joyce Ann, 68, of Radford, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2002 at the New River Valley Medical Center. She was born in Hinton, W.Va. on January 19, 1934 to the late Gordon C. and Sylvia Bradberry Powell. She was also preceded in death by a son, Bruce Wayne Powell. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and William Shaver, Blacksburg; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Douglas and Geraldine Sessa, Radford, Danny Epps; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Judith P. Davis, Nina and John Poe, all of Radford; a brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Linda Powell, Christiansburg; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews and a special friend, Knot Cayton, Radford. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 10, 2002 at 11 a.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ira Smith, Jr. and Rev. Dewey O. Weaver, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Knot Cayton, 1309 Downing Street, Radford, Va. 24141. Friends may call anytime Sunday after 12 noon and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, S.W., Blacksburg. 

CLARK, Effie Cash, 95, of Buena Vista, died Friday, June 7, 2002. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10 at Bolling, Grose, and Lotts funeral chapel.

CRAWFORD, Audra G. Bradley, 80, of Culpeper, Va., died Friday, June 7, 2002. Graveside will be held 12 noon Sunday at the Orchard Cemetery, Ballard, W.Va. Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, W.Va.

FRIDLEY, Lillie Oyler, 85, of Low Moor, died Saturday, June 8, 2002. Funeral on Tuesday 2 p.m. at Nicely Funeral Home Chapel.

QUESENBERRY, James Preston, 53, of Hillsville, Va., passed away Friday, June 7, 2002. Funeral service Monday 1 p.m. at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel.

REED, Bonnie C., 85, of Abingdon, died Thursday, June 6, 2002. Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday in Forrest Hills Memory Gardens. Campbell Funeral Home, Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.

ALTICE, John Calvin, 82, of Roanoke, died Sunday, December 16, 2001. He was a United States Army veteran, in which he received the Purple Heart Citation and also Eamet Campaign Medal with two Bronze service stars. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Audrey Ferguson Altice; son and daughter-in-law, John Eldridge and Joanne Altice of Callaway; daughter, Janet Faye West of Roanoke; two grandsons and wives, John Ray and Sha Marie Altice of Roanoke, Michael Scott and Joann Altice of Callaway; granddaughter and husband, Anne Margaret and Barry Gearhart of Callaway; ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel, with Pastor Nate Wood officiating. Interment will follow in Bandy Cemetery, with military honors provided by VFW Post #1264. The family will receive friends Monday, December 17, 2001 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral Home. Lotz Roanoke Chapel is handling arrangements.

BIRD, Helen Lillian, 71, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2001. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. 

CIAFARDINI, Manuel, 57, of Salem, passed away Friday, December 14, 2001. Graveside service 3 p.m. Tuesday in Sherwood Memorial Park. Arrangements by John M. Oakey and Son Salem Funeral Home. 

CLEM, Eva Jane Poff, 100, of Richfield Nursing Center in Salem, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2001. Funeral Monday at 11 a.m. in the Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Floyd.

CUNNINGHAM, Gladys Ellen Brown, 79, of Roanoke, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, December 15, 2001 after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Florence Shelor Brown, brothers, Tom, Bruce and Mac Brown and a sister, Lucille Brown Rusmisell. Mrs. Cunningham was also predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, Robert E. "Bob" Cunningham. She was a lifelong member of Melrose Christian Church, where she served as Deaconess and sang in the choir for as long as anyone could remember. She was a member of the KJU Sunday School Class and the CWF Women's Group. Gladys was a retired Secretary for the Veteran's Administration Hospital. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Linda C. and Percy Bolton, Jr. of Fincastle; a son, Wayne R. Cunningham of Roanoke, a son, Neal S. Cunningham of New Castle; a grandson, Eric S. Bolton and his wife, Kendra; a granddaughter, Michelle Bolton Peery and her husband, Danny; and a granddaughter, Heather G. Bolton and her friend, Jay Gilliland; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Dakota Peery, Hunter and Robert Bradley Bolton; mother-in-law, Lizzie Cunningham of Roanoke; sister-in-law, Phylliss C. Mann of Walnut Cove, N.C.; many special friends, including Carl and Betty Watson, Cletis Mynes, Jim and Maruma Warren, Karen McDowell, Mae Ayers, Charlotte Craft and Heidi Locklin, as well as a neighborhood full of devoted friends. A graveside funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2001 in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Pastor Michael Chandler will officiate. Those preferring memorials please consider either Carilion Hospice or the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Oakey's North Chapel. 

DOOLEY, Thomas Edgar, 89, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2001. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 17, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Lotz Roanoke Chapel. 

ELLIS, James Perkins, Sr., (Perk), of Roanoke, died on Friday, December 14, 2001. He was born on July 9, 1941 to Dr. and Mrs. Frank F. Ellis, Jr. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama and had pursued graduate studies in Psychology at the University of Virginia. He was a long term hemodialysis patient of 35 years and fought a most courageous battle with end stage renal disease. Surviving in addition to his parents include his wife Dianna B. Ellis; his son, James Perkins Ellis, Jr.; his daughter, Katherine Porter Ellis; his brother, Frank F. Ellis, III; sister, H. V. Ellis; two nieces, Jenifer and Elizabeth; one nephew, Chip. Burial will be private at the Ancestral Cemetery in Buckingham. The family requests that donations be made to the Patient Emergency Fund, Roanoke Valley Artificial Kidney Center, 4330 Brambleton Avenue, S.W., Roanoke, Va. 24018. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. 

LEDWELL, Stephanie Cecilia, 93, of Roanoke, died Saturday, December 15, 2001. Arrangements by Lotz Roanoke Chapel. 

NIDAY, Albert Lee Madison, 77, of Fincastle, passed away Saturday evening, December 15, 2001. Mr. Niday was retired from Singer Furniture with over 44 years service. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nannie Greenway Niday; brothers, Steve Niday and Gilbert Niday; sister, Faye Dillon; and granddaughter, Julie Arbaugh. Survivors include his wife, Louise Dunbar Niday; sons and daughters-in-law, David Joseph and Rose Niday, Jimmy Lee and Diane Niday of Fincastle; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Jean and Robert Bennett of Fincastle; brothers, Latney Niday of Charlotte, NC, Gordon Niday of Troutville, Tommy Niday of Roanoke, Michael Niday of Buchanan; sisters, Dolly Trent of Daleville, Elsie Dunbar of Fincastle, Goldie Dunbar, Ruby Dunbar, and Juanita Handy, and Marrietta Niday, all of Roanoke; grandchildren, Tammy Clark, David Allen Niday, Joseph Niday, Jason Niday, and Beth Sheldon; ten great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy D. Trout and Rev Jay Robinette officiating. Interment will follow in Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Botetourt Funeral Home, 14920 Lee Highway, Buchanan {254-3000}

REID, Ova Virginia Wilhelm, 85, of Roanoke, died Saturday, December 15, 2001 at her residence. Born in Lexington, Va. November 2, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Abner Wilhelm and Mary Lee Reynolds Wilhelm. Mrs. Reid was a member of Green Ridge Presbyterian Church and a coner of American Viscoses. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Robert Leroy Reid. Surviving are two sisters, Myrtle W. Hotinger, Lexington and Reva W. Lawson, Roanoke; one niece, Roxanne Lawson, Roanoke; four nephews and their wives, Kermit A. and Joann Lawson, Tarboro, N.C., Koehn and Gloria Lawson, Roanoke, Ronald and Linda Hotinger, Harrisonburg, Myron and Susan Hotinger, Lowman, Idaho; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2001 from the Harrison Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J. Bradford Langdon and Rev. Barton Hellmuth officiating. Burial will follow in Collierstown Presbyterian Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 7640, Alpine Rd., Roanoke, Va. 24019 or Collierstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 31 Church Rd., Lexington, Va. 24450 The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison Funeral Home.

SLEDD, Hessie Ferguson, 95, of Roanoke, passed away Friday, December 14, 2001. A graveside service 2 p.m. Monday in Sherwood Memorial Park. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel. 

EVERS, Gloria Muse, 62, of Moneta, formerly of Waynesboro, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2001. She was predeceased by her parents, Sadie Tate Muse and Otho C. Muse of Waynesboro. Gloria was retired from Sears Company after 20 years service. Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Muse and wife, Julie Muse; granddaughter, Savannah Muse; a cousin, Betty Jean Raines, all of Waynesboro; a special friend Pamela Dutton of Moneta; sisters, Judy Patterson of California, Betty Lee Stout of New Jersey, Peggy Hollybee of California; brothers, Nelson Haynes of Richmond, Steve and Robert Haynes of California, Billy Joe Burnette of Tennessee. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2001 in Evergreen Burial Park. The Rev. David A. Fraser will officiate. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel, Roanoke. 

OLIVER, Catharyne Bond, (Kitty), 94, of "Scuffle Hill" Bedford, died Saturday, December 15, 2001. She was born in Bedford County on February 3, 1907, a daughter of the late Joseph Wright Bond and Mary Jane Gardner Bond. She was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Buford Oliver, her son Captain Thomas Tucker Oliver, her brother, Gardner W. Bond, and her sister, Elizabeth Bond Heller. She is survived by her sister, Virginia Bond Mitchell of Bedford and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2001, in Longwood Cemetery with the Rev. G. Thomas Mustard officiating. Those wishing to make memorials may consider either St Johns Episcopal Church, 314 N. Bridge St. Bedford, VA 24523, the VMI Foundation, c / o Capt. Tucker Oliver 63 Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 932, Lexington, VA 24450, the Covington Boys Home, Inc., 306 Boys Home Road, Covington, VA, 24426, or the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, in honor of Tucker Oliver, P.O. Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523. Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory is handling arrangements, 586-3443

THOMPSON, Gertrude, 92, of Rocky Mount, died Friday, December 14, 2001. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home Chapel, Princeton, W.Va.

DUNCAN, LETHA POFF, 86, of Christiansburg, went to her Heavenly home Friday, December 14, 2001. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2001 at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Kingrea and Rev. Mike Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. Horne Funeral Service is serving the family.

FORRESTEL, Lucy Plank, 76, of Blacksburg, died Saturday, December 15, 2001 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. The family will receive friends Monday, December 17, 2001 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at Northside Presbyterian Church, Blacksburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Northside Presbyterian Church, 1017 Progress Street, N.W., Blacksburg, Va. 24060 or the Lyric Council, Inc. Renovation Fund, P. O. Box 665, Blacksburg, Va. 24063. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. 

GILMORE, Rev. H. Luther, 67, of Christiansburg, died Sunday, December 16, 2001. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. 

HALL, Doretha Ellen, 92, of Shawsville, died Friday, December 14, 2001 at Meadowbrook Nursing Home. 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. 

JENKINS, Mattie Lee Martin, 91, of Pulaski, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2001. Funeral 11a.m. Tuesday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. 

MARTIN, James Oliver, 75, of Radford, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2001. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home.

MOORE, Dr. Joseph Herbert, Ph.D., P.E., 79, of Blacksburg, a retired structural engineer and university professor, died at home suddenly on Thursday, December 13, 2001. Funeral services will be held at the Blacksburg Baptist Church 2 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2001, with Dr. Tommy McDearis and Dr. Don McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg. 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. 

STUMP, Ruby Bell, 86, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2001 at Skyline Manor Nursing Home, Floyd, She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Stump. She is survived by her daughter and husband, Hilda and Paul Ferris of Floyd; two granddaughters and husbands, Dreama and Bink Tolbert of Willis, Rhonda and G.C. Spangler of Floyd; four great-granddaughters and husbands, Michelle and Mike Harman of Water Valley, Miss., Sonya and Tony Griffith of Floyd, Ashley Spangler of Floyd and Kenzie Tolbert of Willis; one great-great grandson, Ethan Griffith of Floyd; two special sisters-in-law, Beulah Walters and Ina Stump both of Floyd; one sister-in-law Lucy Wilson of Bassett; several nieces and nephews. Also her extended family at Skyline Nursing Home, Floyd. Graveside service at Restvale Cemetery with Elder Hale Terry officiating, Tuesday, December 18 at 11 a.m. Family will receive friends at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd Monday night from 6 to 8 p.m. Flowers will be appreciated or donations made to Floyd County Rescue Squad. Arrangements by Wood Funeral Home. 

WETZEL, Brenda Sue Duncan, 51, of Pulaski, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2001. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday at Parrott Church of God. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is in charge of arrangements. 

BUHRMAN, Georgia Grey, 78, of Clifton Forge, died Saturday, December 15, 2001. Arrangements by Nicely Funeral Home.

CONNER, Oliver T., 88, of Hot Springs, died Friday, December 14, 2001. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday at Green Hill Cemetery, Buena Vista. Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Service.

FRANKLIN, Lena White, 88, of Collinsville, died Saturday, December 15, 2001. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bassett Memorial United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Collins Funeral Services.

PAYNE, Robert Lee, 75, of Hurt and formerly of Roanoke, died Sunday, December 16, 2001. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna. 

REID, Fred Merlin, 79, of Culpeper, died Saturday, December 15, 2001 at Culpeper Health Care Center. He was born December 8, 1922 in Lexington, Va. to the late Harry and Ola Duncan Reid. Mr. Reid was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II. He was a member of Mitchell Presbyterian Church. Mr. Reid resided in Fairfax until 1971, where he ran a successful gas station business. He and his wife Mary then moved to Culpeper to become partners in a farming operation. He was a loving caretaker to his wife until her death on September 30, 2001. Fred loved farming and the farming community. He is survived by a son, Fred Merlin Reid, Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Marilyn Boyce of Portsmouth, Va.; a granddaughter, Jennifer Boyce of Portsmouth; and a sister, Virginia R. Rawley of Mt. Solon, Va. Mr. Reid is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Reid. The family will receive friends Monday, December 17, 2001 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 12 noon at Mitchells Presbyterian Church with Pastor John Grotz officiating. Interment will follow in Culpeper National Cemetery, with honors provided by the Culpeper American Legion Post #330 and Culpeper VFW Post #2524. Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is in charge of arrangements. 

RIDDLE, John Clinton, 58, Axton, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2001. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday at Norris Funeral Services Chapel. 

TRAIL, Robert H., 76, died Friday, December 14, 2001 at the Smyth County Community Hospital Emergency Room. Arrangements will be announced by Bradley-Finney Funeral Chapel of Chilhowie. 

TURNER, Daniel W. 75, of Patrick Springs, died Sunday, December 16, 2001. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster Family Cemetery. Arrangements by Moody Funeral Services, Stuart. 

FURROW, Maudie Bradley, 87, of New Roads, Louisianna, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2001. She was a native of Salem, Va. She is survived by four daughters, Myrtle Williams, Janie Price, Alice Womack, Dorothy Greenway; three sons, Andrew C. Furrow, Jr., Franklin Furrow, Michael Furrow; brothers, Henry Bradley, Bobby Bradley, Arnold Bradley; sisters, Frances Davenport, Pearl Jefferson; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Clifton Furrow, Sr., son, Donald Hudler, daughter, Mary Witt, grandchildren, Debbie Landgreve and Jonathan Gauthier. Funeral services at Masons Cove Church of the Brethren, Salem, Va. 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2001. Burial in Butt Family Cemetery. Arrangements John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem, Va.

QUARLES, Lewis E., 77, of Snow Hill, Md., died Saturday, December 15, 2001. Memorial service Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Snow Hill Baptist Church, Snow Hill, Md. Arrangements by Short Funeral Home, Delmar, Del. 

REED, ROY ESKELL, 94, of Aston, Fla., formerly of Christiansburg, died Saturday, December 15, 2001. A retired deputy sheriff of Montgomery County and Justice of the Peace, a Navy Veteran, American Legion post #21 of Florida, a life member of Disabled Veterans of America, (DAV). Mr. Reed is preceded in death by his wives, Eva Richardson Reed and Sue Balangee Reed; one daughter, Marie; two brothers; two sisters and one stepson. He is survived by his wife, Mona Matthews Reed; three step-grandsons, Don E. Williams, Douglas Williams, both of Connecticut, David Williams of California; one stepgreat-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2001 with the service to follow at 11 a.m. in the family gathering room at the Horne Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard H. Horne officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. Horne Funeral Service in Christiansburg is serving the family.


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