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ATKINSON, Alberta L. Poff, 84, of Salem, died Sunday, December 9, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph R. Atkinson, her parents, Lem and Hallie Poff, brother, Ralph Poff, and sister, Thelma Bowyer. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Debbie Atkinson; daughter, Mona Lisa Atkinson; a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Claude Brown; four grandchildren, Earnest and wife, Peggy, Judy, Chris and Scott; nine great-grandchildren; and a special sister-in-law, Dorthy Atkinson. She is sleeping, waiting the Resurrection. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home, with Pastors Pete Watts and Ron Ihrig, of the Roanoke Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at East Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 11, 2001, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by John M. Oakey Salem Funeral Home. 389-5441

BARNES, Lillian Aline Helms, 80, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 10, 2001. She was retired from the Social Security Administration, was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God and was the widow of Harold V. Barnes, Sr. She was preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters, and one half-brother. Surviving are her daughter, Terry B. Campbell and husband, John, of Richmond; son, H. Vance "Van" Barnes and wife, Betty, of Roanoke; grandson, Justin M. Barnes and wife, Missy, of Franklin County; grandson, Jason V. Campbell of Richmond; sister, Betty Elmore of Georgia. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001, from Glad Tidings Assembly of God by the Rev. Troy B. Webb. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center {366-0707}.

BLAIN, Mary Fraser, 86, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Stuart and Jean Vaughan Blain and a veteran of World War II. Fray graduated from St. Louis University where she received her B.S. degree in Physical Therapy. She retired as a Registered Physical Therapy Field Consultant with the State Health Department Bureau of Crippled Children after 28 years of service. Fray served for seven years on the Physical Therapy Advisory Council to the State Board of Medical Examiners. She was a life member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Virginia Government Employees Association and a member of Second Presbyterian Church. Fray was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Blain Weldon. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, S. Wilson and Virginia Wells Blain of Roanoke; sister, Mrs. Charles (Jean) Shields of Richmond; brother-in-law, Jack Weldon of St. Petersburg, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at Fairview Cemetery with Dr. George Anderson officiating. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Help Fund of Second Presbyterian Church, 214 Mountain Ave., SW, Roanoke, Va. 24016 or to a favorite charity. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

ELLIOTT, John W., (Buzz), 72, of Roanoke, passed away at his residence on Monday, December 10, 2001. He is preceded in death by a son, Gerald T. Elliott. He is survived by wife, Cathryn Overton Elliott; daughters, Cynthia Elliott Pedigo of Knoxville, Tenn. and Pamela Elliott Myers of Roanoke, Va.; also a sister, Virginia Pollard of Wendell, N.C. and granddaughter, Emmaline Pedigo. Buzz was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, having served as a Medic in the Army Paratroops. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad in 1987 as Manager of Car Distribution in Atlanta, Ga. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Foundation, 900 East Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. Family and friends will meet Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 10:45 a.m. at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. graveside service, with Rev. Jeff Lane officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 11, 2001 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

HACKLEY, Theodore R. Jr., 69, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

HALL, Annie Mae Thompson, 73, of Salem, died Monday, December 10, 2001 in a Roanoke hospital. She was retired from Community Hospital. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, David L. and Lynn Thompson of Roanoke, Ronald L. and Carolyn Thompson of Salem, Lonnie M. and Christine Thompson of Mocksville, N.C.; two daughters and son-in-law, Elaine S. Thompson of Salem, Wilda G. and Jerry Wilson of Mocksville, N.C.; her mother, Eva Alls of Salem; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Susie Alls of Salem; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Lotz Salem Chapel with Minister Larry Atkin officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Lotz Salem Chapel.

HAMILTON, Carl Cannaday, 84, of Roanoke, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 6, 2001. Tribute and praise service, Tuesday 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

HICKS, Erdine M., 67, of Roanoke County, died Friday, December 7, 2001. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Cotton Hill Road). The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's South Chapel.

HUDSON, Bernard Mark, 40, of Roanoke, died Monday, December 10, 2001. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center {366-0707}.

LLOYD, Mildred Secrist, 82, of Hampton, formerly of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001. She was a daughter of the late Sam and Gladys Secrist. Survivors include two children in Hampton, four sisters, Roberta Moore, Elva McRoy, Gladys Brown, Louise Jones. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001, in Hampton. 

McLEOD, Gladys L., 70, of Roanoke, passed away Friday, December 7, 2001. Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at Oakey's South Chapel. 

MORRIS, H. Wayne, 54, of Roanoke County, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001 at his home. He was the son of the late Herman and Virginia Morris of Pulaski County, Va. Wayne worked at American of Martinsville as Director of Marketing. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl H. Morris; and daughters, Aislynne D. Morris of Alexandria, Va., and Kimberly A. Morris of Roanoke County. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Martha M. Hollowell; brothers-in-law, James J. Hollowell, Bill Hollowell and his special friend, Sharon Madagan; nieces, Kristina Hollowell, Heather H. Clark and husband, Darrenn Clark; nephew, James Hollowell; great nephew, Hayden Clark. A memorial service will be held at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 1 p.m. Pastor Mark Graham will officiate. Wayne's caring and giving spirit will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund, 4608 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke, Va. 24018. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.

NOFSINGER, Elsie Pedigo, 88, of Roanoke, died Saturday, December 8, 2001. She was the widow of Thomas B. Nofsinger. She was a charter member of Windsor Hills Baptist Church. Mrs. Nofsinger retired from the VA Regional Office and was a Life Master of Duplicate Bridge. She has managed a number of Bridge games in the Roanoke area. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. K. W. (Marjorie) Rosenbluh of Ashland, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Services will be at Oakey's South Chapel, 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001. The Rev. C. Lawrence Dodson will officiate. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Godwin Cemetery, Fincastle. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

PERKINS, Hazel M. Cross, 99, of Salem, passed away Monday, December 3, 2001. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Lotz Salem Chapel.

POWELL, Brenda Faye, 43, of Buchanan, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001. Brenda had been employed by Friendship Manor Convalescent Center for over 20 years and attended Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Survivors include her parents, T. R. "Jiggs" and Barbara Miller Powell; sisters and brother-in-law, Jeni Brasher of Roanoke, Tracy and Jeff Goodwin of Roanoke; brother, Eddie Powell of Buchanan; nieces, Alison Brasher and Kasey Powell; aunts, Irene Johnston, Mattie Holdren, Della Powell, Jean Powell, and Rosalie Hoover; and numerous cousins and friends. A graveside funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 2 p.m. in Roaring Run Cemetery, Buchanan with the Rev. Fred Arndt officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice, PO Box 948, Lexington, Va. 24450 or the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, PO Box 37,Buchanan, Va. 24066. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Botetourt Funeral Home, 14920 Lee Highway, Buchanan (254-3000).

ALTICE, Florence Virginia Powell, 82, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2001. The service will be conducted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Flora Funeral Chapel, Rocky Mount. 

BOOTHE, Virginia Dooley, 88, of Montvale, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001, in the Lewis-Gale Hospital. She was born September 8, 1913, in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Daniel Cleveland Dooley and Margie Belle Kincaid Dooley. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Paul E. Boothe; four daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy B. and Edward Orange, Montvale, Joyce B. and Dale Wheeler, Hardy, Margaret B. and Leroy Walker, Moneta, Linda B. and Larry Rogers, Roanoke; two sisters, Myrtle Hiner, Blue Ridge, Garnett Boothe, Montvale; a brother, Van Dooley, Newport News; four granddaughters, Vickie Friend, Susan Murphy, Cheryl Walker, Cindy Ashworth; three grandsons, Mark Proctor, Brian Proctor, David Walker; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, December 13, 2001, at 11 a.m. from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford, by the Rev. Bill Bowles and Rev. Larry Ross. Interment will follow in the Montvale Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Friends may call after 12 noon today and the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

FULCHER, Richard E., 78, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2001. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Flora Funeral Chapel, Rocky Mount. 

MANNING, Walter Herbert, (Nubby), 64, of Glade Hill, went to be with the Lord suddenly on Monday, December 10, 2001, while at work. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he was preceded in death by his parents, Brice and Blanche Manning and two brothers, Luther and William Manning. Surviving are his loving wife of 42 years, Louise Manning; sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Wendy Manning, Ronnie and Lora Manning, Randy and Christee Manning; a daughter, Shelia Smith, all of Glade Hill; eight special grandchildren, Laura Smith and friend, Richard Thurman, Josh, Jeremy, Jessica, Justin, McKayla, Nicky and Holly, all of Glade Hill; his mother-in-law, Geneva Mattox of Glade Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Fletcher and Maurine Manning of Glade Hill, Henry and Daisy Manning of Wirtz, Samuel and Margaret Manning of Glade Hill, and Wayne and Joe Manning of Glade Hill; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sally Kate and Donald Davis of Rocky Mount, Frances and Howard Perdue of Rocky Mount, Kathleen Dillon of Wirtz, and Grace Cundiff of Rocky Mount; a number of nieces and nephews; a special friend, Cindy Morgan. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the Lynch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Long officiating. Interment to follow at the Manning Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount. 

MENEFEE, Henry Angle, (Boo), 87, of Rocky Mount, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 10, 2001. Funeral services, Thursday, 2 p.m., Lynch Funeral Home Chapel, Rocky Mount.

POINDEXTER, Mary Jane Sutton, 60, of Union Hall, went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 9, 2001, at Carilion Community Hospital after a lengthy and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, John William and Nellie Pedigo Sutton of Snow Creek, and her father-in-law, Birkwood Poindexter of Union Hall; and nieces and nephews. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Virgil T. Poindexter of Union Hall; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Teresa Poindexter of Union Hall and Roland and Sara Poindexter of Glade Hill; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Rick Shauer of Union Hall; grandchildren, Jessica, Heather, Lindsey, Tabitha, Kaitlyn, Joshua, Chelsea and Marissa Poindexter, Robbie and Derrick Shauer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Freddie and Ann Sutton of Florida and Grady and Jerry Sutton of Washington State; mother-in-law, Aurie Poindexter of Union Hall; a brother-in-law, Glen Poindexter and his wife, Nancy; a sister-in-law, Mary Louise Morris and her husband, Bill, all of Union Hall; a number of nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Deborah Kent. Funeral services will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m., at the Lynch Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of the Roanoke Valley or the Glade Hill Rescue Squad. Arrangements by Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

POINDEXTER, William Everett, 14, of Bedford, was called by the heavenly angels on Saturday, December 8, 2001, at 3:45 a.m. after losing his battle with leukemia. He was a very special young man who was truly loved. His smile was a symbol of his warm and loving heart, and he brought happiness to all that knew and loved him. William was born January 19, 1987, to Annette T. Robertson and Willie E. Poindexter. He is survived by his parents and his stepfather, Thomas T. Robertson, Sr. and six siblings, Lynette, Tiffany, and Allayna Poindexter, and Thomas, Tia and Tyanna Robertson; grandmothers, Verlie M. Thompson and Mattie P. Hancock; seven aunts; thirteen uncles; and a host of cousins and special friends including Jyllian DeJesus. Special thanks to Dr. Darryl Longee and Dr. Joan Fisher and the entire staff of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital for their care and concern during William's illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 13, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Otterville Baptist Church in Bedford, Va. with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. M.D. Mays officiating and Rev. Phillip Brown, Eulogist. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The remains may be viewed Wednesday evening, December 12, 2001 from 12 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Bedford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERTSON, William Howard, (Bill), 82, of Moneta, died Friday, December 7, 2001. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2001, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Moneta, Va. Arrangements by Fair Funeral Home, Eden, N.C.

TUNNY, Henry, 76, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home.

DAVIS, Thomas Haverly, 64, of Christiansburg, died Monday, December 10, 2001. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

DUNCAN, EVA MARIE SCAGGS, of Christiansburg, left her family and friends for a better place on Saturday, December 8, 2001. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 11th at the Horne Funeral Chapel, conducted by Dr. Glenn Griffin with interment to follow in the North Fork Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Horne Funeral Service, Inc.

SLUSSER, Logan Martin, 78, of Blacksburg, died Monday, December 10,2001 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was born in Montgomery County, Va. on August 19, 1923 to the late Mark and Ida Alls Slusser. He was preceded in death by a stepgranddaughter, Jennifer Price, two brothers, Glennie and Ralph Slusser, and sister, Loella Dowdy. He is survived by his wife, Allene Price Slusser of Blacksburg; daughter, JEanean Hodge of Blacksburg; grandsons, Justin Hodge and Adam Hodge of Blacksburg; two stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Joan and Ira Smith, Jr., Lois and Don Price of Blacksburg; one stepson, Bob Hatcher of Thornton, Colorado; three sisters, Inez Epperly, Laura Lou Lafon, Jeannie Pendergrass of Blacksburg; one brother, Wilbur Slusser of Newport News; stepgrandchildren, Vicky Lewis of Nebraska, Bobby Hatcher of Utah, Rhonda Shrader, Lisa Waldron, Theresa Lawrence, Jason Price, all of Blacksburg, Janet Wood of Suffolk; 12 stepgreat-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Claude Dove officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

BROWN, Willie Edward, 77, of Axton, went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 9, 2001. He was a member of the Leatherwood Primitive Baptist Church for 41 years, and a retired supervisor at American Furniture. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Reid and Sallie Dillon Brown, and three brothers, Harrison, Wilbur and Tyler Brown. He is survived by his wife, Carol Hopkins Brown; daughters and son-in-law, Brenda Brown Michie and husband, Wayne of Roanoke, and Linda Brown Pugh and fiancˇ, Lanny Bowman of Salem; stepsons, William Maynard Fulcher of Colorado and Jon Hopkins of Spencer; stepdaughter, Lisa M. Stacy of Bassett; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Zelma Reed of Lynchburg, Hettie Minter of Martinsville, Juanita Hodges of Rocky Mount, and Barbara Bruce of Talbott, Tenn.; brothers, Warren Brown of Wirtz, Wallace (Jake) Brown of Panama, Ohio, Curtis Brown of Martinsville, Willard Brown of Axton, Doc Brown of Moneta and Joe Brown of Glade Hill; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Lynch Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Raymond Goad, Elder Julian Williams, and Elder Clarence Stone officiating. Interment to follow in Crossroads Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

BURKS, Alma Alene Mays, 68, of Amherst, died Sunday, December 9, 2001 at University Hospital, Charlottesville. Born January 12, 1933 in Amherst County, she was a daughter of the late Eppe Annerson Mays, Sr. and the late Maggie Fitzgerald Mays. She was a retired supervisor with the Central Virginia Training Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Margie Mays, three brothers, Albert, Jerry and Eppe Mays, Jr. and one sister, Margie C. Mays. Ms. Burks is survived by one son, Roger Dale Burks and his wife Elsie of Amherst; four daughters, Margaret Lawhorne and her husband Wayne of Roanoke, Ellen Hannah and her husband Randy of Evington, Linda Fitzpatrick and her husband, Jim of Amherst and Lynneta Moore and her husband, Randy of Charlottesville; two brothers, Cecil Ruben Mays of Hopewell and Robert E. Mays of Mineral; one sister, Evelyn M. Farrar of Lynchburg; 14 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday at Whitten Monelison Chapel. Interment will follow in Amherst Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the home of her daughter Linda, 356 N. Main St., Amherst. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amherst Rescue Squad. To send condolences to the family, go to www.whittenfuneralhome.co,.

DALTON, Mabele Scearce, 85, of Gretna, died December 9, 2001. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Gretna. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna, is in charge of arrangements.

DUNBAR, Christine Eppling, 80, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2001, at Liberty House Nursing Home in Clifton Forge. She was a former resident of Pembroke. She was born at Waiteville, West Virginia on September 23, 1921, a daughter of the late Frank and Etta Jones Eppling. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Basil B. Dunbar, on January 26, 1994. She is survived by a son, Basil (B.J.) Dunbar, Jr. and his wife, Margaret Looney Dunbar of Covington; two grandsons, Chad Alan Dunbar of Roanoke and Adam Clay Dunbar of Covington; two sisters, Gladys Arthur of Lindside, W.Va., and Virginia LaFon of Lewisburg, W.Va.; one brother, Frank Eppling, Jr. of Pembroke; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Costello B. (Pete) Eppling and Ira Lee Eppling, both of Covington. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at the New Zion Cemetery, Waiteville, W.Va. with the Rev. Bill Gilliland officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at Loving Funeral Home, Covington or at the home of Basil Dunbar, Jr., 215 E. Trout St. at other times. Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home.

HALE, Annie Bonham, 84, of Fieldale, died Monday, December 10, 2001. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at Old Center Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Collins Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

HENRY, Mamie Hawker, of Gretna, died Sunday, December 9, 2001. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Gretna. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna, is in charge of arrangements.

HORN, Faye Ayers Nuckols, 57, of Clifton Forge, died Sunday, December 9, 2001. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Central Advent Christian Church. Arrangements by Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge. 

JUAREZ, Jamie Manuel, infant son of Kimberly Dawn Gonzalez, and of Fries, died Saturday, December 8, 2001. Graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at Fries Cemetery, Fries, Va.

LAWHORN, Wanda Campbell, 55, of Covington, died Monday, December 10, 2001. Funeral service 2 p.m. at Arritt Funeral Home Chapel.

PARKER, Eva Virginia Hutton, 89, of Marion, died Sunday, December 9, 2001. Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel, Marion.

REYNOLDS, Mary Jane, 88, of Galax, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2001 at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C. She is survived by her children, Joyce Bullins and spouse Paul, Shelva J. Coffey, all of Galax; grandchildren, Zandy Nye, Kelli Vaughan and Dennis, Lauri Stilley and Ben, Becci Kennedy, David Bullins and Teresa; great-grandchildren, Ricky L. Dudley, Michael Davis, Kevin Davis, Jason Bullins, La Shonda Davis, Kayla Bullins, Darbi Sullivan, Jordan Coffey and Jaaron Coffey. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at the Vaughan-Guynn Chapel, with the Rev. Ted Bartlett officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. (one hour prior to the service) at Vaughan-Guynn. Interment will follow in the Felts Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Baywood Rescue Squad or the Bible Baptist Church.

ROBERTS, Nancy Elliott, 96, of Waynesboro, died Saturday, December 8, 2001. Graveside funeral 2 p.m. Thursday at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge.

ROYAL, Edith Payne, 83, of Axton, died Monday morning, December 10, 2001, in Piney Forest Healthcare in Danville. Funeral arrangements are being made by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna, and will be announced when completed. 

THOMAS, Helen Virginia, (Tina), 81, of 501 VES Road, Lynchburg, died Saturday, December 8, 2001, at Drinkard Health Care Center in Lynchburg. She was born July 29, 1920, in Roanoke, and lived there most of her life until she moved to Westminster Canterbury in 1965. She was a faithful member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Roanoke, serving the church in many different capacities: as Sunday School Teacher, President of the W.M.U., a leader in teaching young people, and as a deacon. She retired from Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company after 42 years of service. She is survived by one sister, Rev. Hazel T. Fitch of Aberdeen, N.C.; one brother, Rev. Carleton Lee Thomas and his wife, Jackie of Lynchburg; five nieces and three nephews. She was a person who deeply loved her family and friends. Funeral services will be at the Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2001, with Dr. Harry Y. Gamble officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

TYLER, Blonzetta Thompson, 77, of Clifton Forge, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.

WHITE, Oranna Smothers, 90, of Clifton Forge, died Saturday, December 8, 2001. Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Clifton Forge. Arrangements by Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge. 

PAULSON, John, 56, of Cedar, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2001. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2001, Beasley Cemetery, Carroll County. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville.

PENNEY, Margarett T., (Peggy), 82, of Felton, Del., died Thursday, December 6, 2001. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2001, Wyoming United Methodist Church, Wyoming, Del. Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home, Milford, Del.

BARNES, Lillian Aline Helms, 80, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 10, 2001. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Glad Tidings Assembly of God. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

BAUMGARDNER, Frances Jones, 82, passed away on December 10, 2001, in Roanoke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy W. Baumgardner, and her son, Edwin Dale Baumgardner. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Carol Baumgardner of Roanoke; daughter-in-law, Pat Baumgardner of Vinton; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Bill Gamble of Blue Ridge; brother, Glenn Jones of Chilhowie; sisters-in-law, Margaret M. Jones of Chilhowie, and Mary W. Baumgardner of Marion; grandsons, Jay Baumgardner and wife, Heather, of Rocky Mount, Matt Baumgardner and wife, Laura, of Catawba, and Andy Baumgardner of Vinton; granddaughter, Mary Beth Tanner and husband, Buck, of Asheville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Middle Fork Baptist Church, Chilhowie, with the Rev. Jerry Creasy officiating. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Middle Fork Baptist Church, c / o Sandra Greer, Treasurer, 130 Sunny Lane, Marion, Va. 24354. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Williams Funeral Home, Chilhowie. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

DAVIS, Doris R., of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2001. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.

HACKLEY, Theodore R. Jr., of Roanoke, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. He was the son of the late Theodore R., Sr. and Nora Willis Hackley. He was educated in the Roanoke County Schools. Theodore was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He retired from W. L. Bean Electric Contractors. Those left to mourn their loss and cherish their precious memories are three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy H. Sharpe of Plainfield, N.J., Mrs. Nora H. Easley of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. Shirley H. Beane of Roanoke; four brothers, Norman J. Hackley and Robert L. Hackley of Roanoke, Thomas L. Hackley of Landing, N.J. and Edward Hackley of Clifton Forge; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. 

HALL, Annie Mae Thompson, 73, of Salem, died Monday, December 10, 2001. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Lotz Salem Chapel

HUDSON, Bernard Mark, 40, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. He is survived by a son, Michael "Mickey" Hudson; parents, Bernard and Shirley Hudson; brother, Steven G. Hudson and wife, Darlene, all of Roanoke; sister, Sheryl Wray and husband, Steve of Botetourt County. A memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001, from Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Chester Lykins. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 554, Roanoke, Va. 24003-0554 or to the American Heart Association, 4504 Starkey Road, Suite 115, Roanoke, Va. 24015. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center (366-0707).

JACKSON, John Edward, 75, of Roanoke passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2001. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

JOHNSON, Claude F., 84, of Fincastle, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. Claude is predeceased by a sister, Pearl Johnson Conner (1915-1935) and brother, James S. Johnson (1911-1993). He is survived by his best friend, Helen Smith of Fincastle; sisters, Isabel J. Conner of Lexington, Patti J. Sensabauge of Lexington, Mildred J. Reynolds and her husband, Calvin of Lexington, Frances J. Forsyth of Lexington, Lola J. Engleman of Lexington, and Nancy Swisher and her husband, Jerry of Fairfield; brother, Clarence H. Johnson of Lexington; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 12 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road, Daleville. A graveside service celebrating Claude's life will be held Thursday, December 13, 2001, at 11 a.m., at New Monmouth Presbyterian Cemetery, Lexington.

JOHNSON, David Wayne, 28, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. He is survived by his wife, January; daughter, Katie; and son, Kasey. Also surviving are his mother, Kathy Johnson; father, Ellsworth Johnson; sisters, Kristi Johnson and Jenni Johnson; maternal grandparents, Eddie and Margie Edwards; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001 in Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton, Va. with Rev. Christopher Yopp officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

NOFSINGER, Elsie Pedigo, 88, of Roanoke, died Saturday, December 8, 2001. She was the widow of Thomas B. Nofsinger. She was a charter member of Windsor Hills Baptist Church. Mrs. Nofsinger retired from the VA Regional Office and was a Life Master of Duplicate Bridge. She has managed a number of Bridge games in the Roanoke area. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. K. W. (Marjorie) Rosenbluh of Ashland, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Services will be at Oakey's South Chapel, 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001. The Rev. C. Lawrence Dodson will officiate. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Godwin Cemetery, Fincastle. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

REED, Fred H. II, 51, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. A graduate of National Business College, he was a Roanoke County Deputy during the 1970s and later was employed as an accountant with American Electric Power. He was most happy when hunting and fishing with family and friends, and equally enjoyed vacationing in his RV with his sons. Surviving are his sons, Fred H. Reed, III and Curtis B. Reed; his devoted parents, Fred H. Reed, Sr. and Helen W. Reed; a sister, Audra Reed Givens; two nieces; a nephew; and a grand-niece and nephew. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001, in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, W.Va. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.

SHEPHERD, Florence E., 94, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

THOMAS, Margaret Sexton, 83, of Vinton, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2001.

WHITT, Edythe R., of Roanoke, died Monday, December 10, 2001 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a daughter, Sondra Jo and a son, Rick. She is survived by her husband, T. J. "Tom" Whitt, Jr. and granddaughters and grandsons, Lisa Magrane and Brian, Ahoskie, N.C., Karen Boehringer and Tom of Durham, N.C., Paul Chittum of Roanoke; and great-grandchildren, Stan Wingo, Dannon Kirsten, T. J. Magrane, Shaun and Blake Boehringer. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please take a living friend or loved one to dinner in her memory. There will be no planned visitation. A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001 at Fair View Cemetery, with Dr. Harry Y. Gamble officiating. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. 

YEATTS, Annie C., 91, of Roanoke, formerly of Danville, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. Born December 7, 1910 in Ringgold, Va., she was a daughter of the late A. Adrian Collins and Mary Marshall Collins. Mrs. Yeatts was a charter member of West Main Baptist Church of Danville. She retired in 1977 from Hughes Aircraft Corporation, Fullerton, Calif., after working there 16 years. She was predeceased by six brothers and husbands, Louis W. Ingram and Robert D. Read. Surviving are two sons, George William Ingram and wife, Shirley of Frankfort, Ky., Charles Ray Ingram and wife, Joyce of Sun City, Calif.; three grandsons of California; a special friend, Sheila Rust of Christiansburg; niece and nephews, Andrew Collins, Jr. of Eden, N.C., James A. Collins of Troutville, Rena Belle Howell of Eden, N.C.; and two specially related nieces, Adnia Collins McDowell of Roanoke and Nell Collins Thompson of Daleville. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001 in Mountain View Cemetery, Danville, Va. The Rev. J. Weldon Myers will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey's North Chapel.

BOOTHE, Virginia Dooley, 88, of Montvale, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford. Family visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

MANNING, Walter Herbert, (Nubby), 64, of Glade Hill, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 10, 2001. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the Lynch Funeral Home Chapel, Rocky Mount. 

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

POINDEXTER, Mary Jane Sutton, 60, of Union Hall, went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 9, 2001, at Carilion Community Hospital after a lengthy and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, John William and Nellie Pedigo Sutton of Snow Creek, and her father-in-law, Birkwood Poindexter of Union Hall; and nieces and nephews. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Virgil T. Poindexter of Union Hall; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Teresa Poindexter of Union Hall and Roland and Sara Poindexter of Glade Hill; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Rick Shauer of Union Hall; grandchildren, Jessica, Heather, Lindsey, Tabitha, Kaitlyn, Joshua, Chelsea and Marissa Poindexter, Robbie and Derrick Shauer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Freddie and Ann Sutton of Florida and Grady and Jerry Sutton of Washington State; mother-in-law, Aurie Poindexter of Union Hall; a brother-in-law, Glen Poindexter and his wife, Nancy; a sister-in-law, Mary Louise Morris and her husband, Bill, all of Union Hall; a number of nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Deborah Kent. Funeral services will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m., at the Lynch Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of the Roanoke Valley or the Glade Hill Rescue Squad. Arrangements by Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

WEAVER, Louise Hall, 87, of Rocky Mount, died Monday December 10, 2001. Cryptside service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sherwood Chapel Garden Mausoleum. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount.

CARROLL, John D., 64, of Helena, Alabama, formerly of Blacksburg, went to be with his Lord Sunday, November 25, 2001. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Carroll and brother, James W. Carroll. Survivors include one son, John D. Carroll; four daughters, Lois Fish, Joy Burks, Gale Nelson and Susan Carroll; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandson; two brothers, Carl and Myrt Carroll of Christiansburg, Robert and Peggy Carroll of Blacksburg; three sisters, Virginia and Jim McDonald of Tennessee, Lois and Gene McPherson of Michigan, Dollie and Alvin Nolen of Pearisburg. Funeral service was Wednesday, November 28, in Alabama. There will be a memorial service at Slussers Chapel Church, December 16, 2001 at 2 p.m.

DAVIS, Thomas Havely, (Tommy), 64, of Christiansburg, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at the New River Valley Medical Center. He was born in Montgomery County, Va. on March 18, 1937, to the late Walter H. and Sally Bell Shaver Davis. He was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Melissa Davis, and a brother, Russell E. Davis. He retired from Va. Tech having been a supervisor at Turf Research and at Kentland Farms. He was a member of the Castle Rock Lodge #334 A.F. & A.M., and a member of the Virginia Bear Hunters Association. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sybil Jane Davis of Christiansburg; three sons and daughters-in-law, Forrest D. and Cindy Davis of Blacksburg, James H. and Val Davis of Spotsylvania, Stephen P. Davis of Christiansburg; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debbie and Randy Coakley of Spotsylvania, Stephanie J. Davis of Christiansburg; five grandchildren, Zach Coakley, Grace Aldridge, Clay Davis, Casey Davis, and Sierra Davis; a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Joe Lawson of Blacksburg; a sister-in-law, Jeannie Davis of Christiansburg; and a special bearhunting friend, Richard Dudding. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 13, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the Christiansburg Wesleyan Church with Rev. David Hurd and Rev. Noah J. Underwood officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg with graveside masonic rites by the Castle Rock Lodge #334. Pallbearers will be Stephen Davis, Terry Williams, Raymond Thornton, David Orange, Tony Davis, Melvin Shaver, Paul Davis and Jeff Davis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24073 or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814. Friends may call anytime after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

KIRTNER, Mazzie Shelor, 89, of Radford, went to meet her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at New River Valley Medical Center. She was a member of the Radford Worship Center for more than 70 years. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Eunice May Roberts, four brothers, and two sisters. Survivors include her loving husband of 71 years, Raymond P. Kirtner of Radford; a son and daughter-in-law, Lewis Edmond and Ruth Kirtner of Pulaski County; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara E. and Elton E. Lancaster of Falcon, N.C.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Max and Elsie Shelor of Radford, and Calvert and Alice Shelor of Wildwood, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Mildred Shelor; four grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, two greatgrandchildren and five step-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 13, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Radford Worship Center with the Rev. Hal Adams, the Rev. Steve Willis and the Rev. Elton Lancaster officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. 

PATTESON, Robert W., 79, of Narrows, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001. Funeral arrangements by Riffe's Funeral Service, Narrows.

SLUSSER, Logan Martin, 78, of Blacksburg, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at Montgomery Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Claude Dove officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

ALFORD, Wilma Lewis, 69, of Wytheville, died Monday, December 10, 2001. Funeral Thursday 2 p.m. in the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel.

BROWN, Willie Edward, 77, of Axton, went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 9, 2001. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Lynch Funeral Home Chapel, Rocky Mount.

LAWHORN, Wanda Campbell, 55, of Covington, died Monday, December 10, 2001. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Arritt Funeral Home Chapel.

SHANKS, Minnie Hickman, 72, of Natural Bridge Station, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at her residence. Born August 4, 1929, in Rockbridge County, she was the daughter of the late George Baxter and Ella Belle Tolley Hickman. Mrs. Shanks was a member of Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, and was the widow of Odell Paxton Shanks. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Kathy S. and Marshall Bowyer, Natural Bridge Station; sister, Della H. Thomas, Glasgow; two grandchildren, Fred and Brittany Bowyer; and special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001 from the Harrison Funeral Chapel with Rev. William M. Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Falling Spring Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison Funeral Home.

WILSON, Frances Harvey, (Dilcie), 95, of Martinsville, died Sunday, December 10, 2001. Funeral services 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Martinsville. Norris Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

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

CLEVINGER, Lorene Wright, (Allie), 75, of Abilene, Texas, died Sunday, December 9, 2001, in Abilene. She was a longtime resident of Pulaski, Virginia, and the wife of the late L. Earle Clevinger. She was born in Appalachia, Virginia on September 11, 1926, and was the third child of the late Alfonzo Wright and Maude Mae Dye Wright. She was also preceded in death by an older brother and sister and a younger brother. Mrs. Clevinger attended Appalachia High School where she was active in various school activities including being captain of the girl's basketball team. She attended Milligan College and later transferred to the Medical College of Virginia Pharmacy School where her older brother was enrolled in the Dental School. While at MCV, she met Earle Clevinger, and they were married a year later. The couple lived in several communities in Virginia where Mr. Clevinger worked at Tyler Drug and later became owner. In 1967, Mrs. Clevinger completed her education at Virginia Tech becoming a landscape architect. She designed the landscape for several homes in the area as well as the plants and shrubs for the town library. She later taught secondary school in Hillsville. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski. She was active in several local organizations including the Eastern Star and the Garden Club. Through the years, she enjoyed ballroom dancing with her husband and working in the garden. Surviving is a daughter, Donna Lynn Clevinger, Ph.D., a university professor and administrator in Texas. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski with Rev. Don Sizemore officiating. Visiting will be after the service at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the local Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Virginia.

TAYLOE, Robert Watson, 50, of Spokane, Washington, formerly of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 5, 2001. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard H. (Dick) Tayloe. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Lynn M. Tayloe of Mcminnville, Ore.; daughters, Sarah Leslie Tayloe of Northern Virginia, Adrien Hope Tayloe of Mcminnville, Ore.; sons, John Robert (Jay) Tayloe, Michael Joseph Tayloe, both of Roanoke, David Allen Tayloe of Mcminnville; his mother, Ethel G. Tayloe of Roanoke; a brother, Richard Terry Tayloe and wife, Robin of Roanoke; two nephews, Christopher and Steven; a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be at the Oakey's North Chapel, 11 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2001, with the Rev. A.C. Hollins, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Oakey's North Chapel.

TURNER, Henry Coleman, 74, of Anderson, S.C., died Tuesday, December 11, 2001. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Norris Funeral Services and Crematory and are incomplete.

WILSON, Robert Lewis, 58, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2001. Robert Lewis "Rob" Wilson walked into eternity after a lengthy illness, which he bore with patience. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Sadie Wilson, grandparents, Lewis and Ida Hancock, two brothers, Eldridge "The Kid" Wilson, Russell Jack Wilson. He joined Pilgrim Baptist Church in Northeast at an early age. Our loss is great but we shall ever be reminded of the beautiful life we all shared together. Those left to rejoice in his memory are his life-long companion, Helen Robinson, Brooklyn, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Jacqueline Robinson, Brooklyn, N.Y.; granddaughters, Shaundel Simtson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five sisters, Sadie (William) Mitchell, Baltimore, Md., Shirley (William) Bently, Roanoke, Diane (Harvey) Cardwell of Roanoke, Emma (Irven) Williams , Gloria Lynn, both of Roanoke; two brothers, Sherman "Sherm" (Loretta) Wilson, Stanley (Cheryl) Wade; four aunts and two uncles, Dorothy and Linnell Kasey, Elbert and Norvella Wilson, Janice Wilson, Janie Patterson of Blue Ridge, Va.; sisters-in-law, Gloria Wilson, Anneliese Wilson, Lucille Lindsay of New York, Annie Chambers, Baltimore, Md.; devoted friends, DeWitt Williams and Mr. Howard of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be 12 noon Saturday at Pilgrim Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dwight O. Steele officiating. Interment will follow in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral. Friends may call at Serenity Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The funeral procession will leave from 3010 Willow Rd. N.W. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.


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