Miscellaneous Roanoke County, Virginia Obituaries
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ARRINGTON, Mrs. Rowena Hunt, 70, of Roanoke, departed this life and answered the call of the Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 8, 2000. She was born in Natural Bridge, the daughter of Colston Lewis and Lottie Acey Hunt. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Paul E. Arrington, Sr.; two sons, Paul E. (Debbie) Arrington, Jr., of Hudson, N.H., and Stanley J. Arrington of Roanoke; one sister, Loretta (Richard) Brown of Roanoke; two brothers, Nathaniel Hunt, and Belford (Betty) Hunt of Roanoke; four grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 12, 2000, 1 p.m. at Sweet Union Baptist Church with Dr. Edward P. Burton, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Friends may also call Hamlar-Curtis on Friday for viewing. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

BLEDSOE, Otis Edmund, 74, of Troutville, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan, 254-3000.

BROWN, Elder Ora Anderson, 94, of Roanoke departed this life and answered the call of the Heavenly Father on Monday, August 7, 2000. She was born in Amherst the daughter of the late John R. and Evona Pryor. She was an Elder of Mount Sinai Church, Roanoke. Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Ida Mae Jones of Roanoke, and Hallie Slaughter of Lynchburg; two sisters-in-law, Emma Young and Edith Pryor, both of Roanoke; nieces, nephews, other relatives and her church family. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Jerusalem Baptist Church, Dr. J. Eugene Young, Pastor, officiating, and Bishop V. B. Braxton Eulogist. Interment in the Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Friends may also call on Friday, at Hamlar-Curtis. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

BURWELL, Elizabeth Virginia, of Roanoke, passed from this life on Saturday, August 5, 2000. She was the daughter of Napoleon B. and Jeanie Burwell. She attended Roanoke Public Schools and Clark College in Atlanta, Ga. Ms. Burwell was a true Pioneer and a real dynamic force in many areas of her life. Among her outstanding accomplishments is the fact that she was a member of the first flight of African American Recruits in the U.S. Air Force. She graduated in the African American W.A.F. Class of Basic at Lackland AFB in March 1949. She retired December 12, 1969, as a Master Sergeant. Her military career provided her with a variety of interesting experiences while living in such places as California, Texas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Arizona, Japan, Germany, and Hawaii. She received a number of special awards and honors. Following her retirement, Ms. Burwell worked for the Federal Aviation Authority in Washington, D.C. After retiring from the FAA, she returned to Roanoke to be near her family. Her parents and sister preceded her in death. She is survived by her niece, Judith Law Pitt Hunter; nephew, Maynard H. (Betty) Law, Jr.; great-nephew, Kweli Abdul (Stacey) Pitt; and great-niece, Lori H. Flack. She has one great-great-niece, Amirah Pitt; and two great-great-nephews, Tariq Pitt, and Christopher Flack. She also leaves to cherish her memory dear friends, Sally, Luecreasia, Lenora, and Mary Paige. Funeral service will be Friday, August 11, 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, the Rev. Lonnie McClain, Pastor officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. Friends may also call at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home on Thursday for viewing. Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

CONNER, Helen Lemon, 83, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2000. Funeral services 12 noon Thursday, August 10, at Lotz Salem Chapel. 

DAVIS, Walter Lee, 90, of Roanoke, departed this life Wednesday, August 9, 2000 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Cedar Grove, N.C., the son of the late Miles and Minnie Davis. He was retired from American Visco Corp. and Contracting Enterprises (formerly Cofer Construction). He delivered magazines and many newspapers, including the Roanoke Tribune, for more than 30 years. He was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church and a Shriner. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 60 years, Elizabeth G. Davis, five of his six children, two grandsons and a son-in-law. He is survived by his devoted daughter, Annie Enoch; five grandchildren, B. Ray Phanelson, Jr., Deidre E. Day, Joanne E. Poindexter and husband, Richard, Lavetta E. Barlow and husband, James, Jr., Alva Enoch; nine great-grandchildren, Laura Enoch, W. Lee Enoch, Jerry Jackson, R. Michael Poindexter, Jr. and wife, Tonya, Jameta Barlow, Quentina Enoch, Erick Poindexter, Marcus Enoch, James Barlow, III; five great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Lizzie Davis, Danville; two sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; special family friends, Mary Hines, Bobby Walker, Sylvia Gunn, Alfred Tyler and W. H. Paitsell and his 14th Street S. W. neighbors. Funeral services will be Friday, August 11, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church, with Dr. J. Eugene Young officiating. Interment will follow in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 10, 2000 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

DEHART, Walter Lee Jr., 40, of Salem, passed away Monday, August 7, 2000. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2000 at Lotz Salem Chapel.

DENNY, Ishmael Milton, III, 38, of Camanche, Iowa, formerly of Roanoke, Va. and Jacksonville, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2000. Milton loved life and never met a stranger. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Angela Denny. He is survived by a son, Ishmael Milton Denny, IV; mother and stepfather, Charlotte and William Guthrie; father, Ishmael Milton Denny, II; grandmother, Connie McDonald; grandparents, I. M. and Eunice Denny; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and William Flynn; half sister, Laura Brazeal; stepbrother, William Guthrie, Jr.; stepsister, Tonya Guthrie; three nephews, Kyle, Billy, and Kristoff; one niece, Trinity; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; special friend and companion, Peggy Blackburn. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2000, at Oakey's North Chapel with the Rev. J. D. Harmon officiating. The interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday, at Oakey's North Chapel. 

DUDLEY, Aubrey Gene Sr., 62, of Roanoke, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, August 8, 2000. Born September 15, 1937, a native of Franklin County, he was a son of the late Cabell and Mary Bennett Dudley. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Louise Sloan and Pauline Dudley Hodges; and a brother, Joseph Melvin Dudley. He attended grade school in Rocky Mount and then moved to Roanoke where he attended Melrose, Monroe, and Jefferson High School; Viard School (private); Virginia Southern Business College, graduated from Francis E. Warren Tech School in Cheyenne, Wyo.; International Dective Trainting School of Washington, D.C.; was a student of Institute of Applied Science of Criminology of Chicago, Ill.; a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served with the 45th Fighter Squadron during the French-Arab War in 1955 in Moracco, North Africa; and was a lifetime member of DAV. He was well praised and thanked for the famous poem, "The General," by Gen. Colin Powell and H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Pres. George Bush, Congressman, Bob Goodlatte, and the country western singer, Box Car Willie. He is survived by his devoted wife, Dorothy B. Dudley of the home; six special loving sons, William C. Dudley and wife, Cindy of Roanoke, David Dudley of Roanoke, Aubrey Dudley, Jr., of Roanoke, Danny Dudley and wife, Beverley of Hardy, Christopher Dudley of Burnt Chimney, Mark Dudley of Hardy; special loving daughter, Cindy Dudley of Callaway; special beloved brother, Curtis Dudley of Rocky Mount; his most beloved grandchildren, Dana Dudley, Mary Lindsay Dudley, Sheena Lax, Lacie Conner, Taylor Nichole Dudley, Samantha English, Kimberly Alley, Dustin Dudley, Jeffrey Alley, Douglas Alley; a beloved and very special aunt, Hazel Emerson; his special and loving pet, "Dixie"; special cousins, Delores Perry, Barbara Whitlow, both of Roanoke, Billy Wayne Dudley of Rocky Mount; special friend forever, Paul Dotson of Salem; numerous cousins and nieces, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law, Bernard and Helen Bluestein of Roanoke, Bill and Wythe Hanger of Staunton, Mac Webb of Roanoke, Ruby Earle of Tampa, Florida; special niece-in-law, Ruby Lee Hill of Tampa, Florida. Funeral services will be condcuted 11 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2000, at Lynch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jackie Spence officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where the family will be from 7 until 9 p.m. and other times at the residence, 807 Whitney Avenue, Apt. B 305, Roanoke. The family wish to extend their thanks to the Roanoke Lifesaving Crew for all their efforts. He was the most beloved husband, father, brother, and friend to all in need and will be truly missed by all. Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, is in charge of arrangements.

GORIG, Michael G., 46, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Arrangements by Lotz Roanoke Chapel.

GRANT, Nancy Herron, 59, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2000 in a Salem hospital. She was a daughter of the late James Samuel Herron and Salona Diamond Herron, of Pulaski. A graduate of Pulaski High School, she was also a graduate of Radford College. Nancy taught in the Roanoke County school system for 15 years, later taught private piano lessons in her home and was a Mary Kay representative. She was a charter member of the Salem Jaycettes, a member of the Roanoke Valley Bird Club, a past member of the Roanoke Valley Community Band, and a member of Salem Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, Wilbur E. "Bill" Grant; two daughters, DeeDee Parker and her husband David Parker, of Chesapeake, and Debbie Grant, of Boston, Mass.; two granddaughters, Kimmi Parker and Kasey Parker; a sister, Betsy Herron Corvin, of Lynchburg; three nephews, David G. Corvin, of Mannassas, Jeffrey D. Corvin, of Arlington, and James A. (Jamie) Corvin, of Sumerduck. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 5001 West Broad St., Suite 217, Richmond, VA 23230. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2000 from Salem Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Geoff Hubbard will officiate. The reception of friends will take place immediately following the memorial service at the church. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel, Roanoke. 

KELLEY, Marilyn Gibson, 49, formerly of Goodview, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, in Charleston, S.C., as the result of an automobile accident. A native of Roanoke, she was a lifetime area resident. She was a teacher's assistant in the Roanoke City Schools with Special Education for the past 15 years, and was a member of First Weslyn Church, Roanoke. She was predeceased by her father, Lewis Edward Gibson, and her brother, David Lee Gibson. She is survived by her son, Joshua Caleb Kelley; daughter and son-in-law, Joanna and Michael Bamber of North Charleston, S.C.; sisters, Beverly Campbell of York, S.C., and Carol Savides of Roanoke; also surviving are her mother, Mary Bowles Gibson; and grandchild, Alexis Bamber; and a host of loving aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and very special friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2000, at 11 a.m. from Oakey's Vinton Chapel with Pastor Bob Lanier and Pastor John Ott officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton. Family will receive friends Thursday and Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oakey's Vinton Chapel.

MAYS, Curtis Lee, (Heavy), 72, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2000. He was a former employee of Fred Whittiger, and retired from Kroger Bakery after 32 years of service. He was nicknamed "Hard On One," and was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Mays, and daughter, Ennis Moore. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, James Crockett, Jackie and Darline Crockett, Henry and Jojo Crockett, Charles T. Crockett; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Jack Jeffries, Sara Albert, Betty and Jackie Bowes, Mary Pansy and Michael Janney; grandchildren and their spouses, Pansy and Mike Piercy, Robert Sowers, Cherie and Enoch Brown, Blanchard Bowes, Kimberly and Marshall Crockett, Crystal and Roy Perkins, Lisa and Luke Jeffries, Jennifer and Jeffery Mabry, Jessie Janney, Heather Janney, Rebecca Bowes, Joshua Bowes; 20 other grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 11, 2000, at 2 p.m. from Lotz Roanoke Chapel. Burial to follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Jeffrey Allen Mabry.

McCRAW, Kenneth Lee Sr., (Sgt.), 67, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000. He was retired from the Roanoke City police department after 31 years of service as sergeant and the John C. Nordt Co. with 12 years service. He is survived by his wife, Reba M. McCraw; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth (Jr.) and Gail McCraw, Michael S. and Robin McCraw; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie M. and James Avis; brother and sister-in-law, James and Louise McCraw; sister and brother-in-law, Isabelle and Ralph Morris; sister-in-law, Helen Louise McCraw; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 12 noon Friday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel by Rev. Frank Feather with burial in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends form 2 to 4 p.m. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel. 

MEADOR, Mary Miller, 88, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 6, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wreford H. Meador. Mrs. Meador retired from Central Church of the Brethren after many years of service as the Church Secretary. Surviving are her son, Bill Meador and his wife, Lynn, Roanoke; one daughter, Barbara Keithly and her husband, Robert Richmond; one sister, Violet M. James, Roanoke; five grandchildren, Kenny and Kevin Keithly, Richmond, Mary Ann and Bill Meador, Jr., and Whitney Gibson, all of Roanoke; also surviving are five great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2000, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, with the Rev. Tom Bryant officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to the Alzheimers Disease, Roanoke / Salem Chapter, ADRDA, 2728 Colonial Ave., S.W., Suite 2, Roanoke, Va. 24015.

RANSONE, Thomas Rowson Sr., (Tom), 85, of Buchanan, died Monday, August 7, 2000. Funeral 3 p.m. Thursday, August 10, at Buchanan Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan (254-3000).

RICHARDS, Mary Ellen Hill, (Memaw), 72, of Daleville, passed away, Wednesday, August 9, 2000. She was retired from Signet Bank (previously Bank of Virginia) after many years of devoted service. Memaw will be remembered for her devotion and love for her family. She loved to work in her yard and spend time with her beloved dogs, Baby and Puggy. She will be sadly missed by her surviving family, husband of 53 years, Dillard L. Richards of Daleville; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Paul Gluth of Daleville; son and daughter-in-law, David and Janet Richards of Daleville; granddaughters, Mary Catherine Deacon and husband, Mark of Daleville, and Nickie Dillon and husband, Robert of Roanoke; and great-grandchildren, Matthew, Maggie Lee, Katlyn, and Josh; also special neighbors, Danny and Amy Robertson; and Memaw's special caretaker, Theresa Huffman. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 11, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Hutchins officiating. Interment to follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel.

THOMAS, Nelson E., 83, of Roanoke, died Monday, August 7, 2000. at Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakey's South Chapel. 

WALTERS, Mabel Norman, 91, of Bent Mountain, died Monday, August 7, 2000. Funeral services 1 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2000, at Oakey's South Chapel.

BRADLEY, Virginia Estelle Ruff, 82, of Bedford, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000 in Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was born September 8, 1917, a daughter of the late John Davis Ruff and Callie Frances Parker Ruff. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Monroe "Buster" Bradley. Mrs. Bradley was a member of the Bedford Christian Church. She was retired from Buddy's Family Restaurant, with over 30 years of service. She is survived by her son, David W. Bradley and his wife, Wanda of Forest; two sisters, Nellie Powers of Bedford and Frances Dawson and her husband, Wilkin of Rocky Mount; a brother, John Lewis Ruff and his wife, Frances of Creado, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2000 at Virginia Memorial Park, with the Rev. Kenneth E. Burger and the Rev. James Compton officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2000 at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Bedford.

COBBS, Sadie G., 90, of Rocky Mount, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, Edwards Family Cemetery, Union Hall. Arrangements by Stanfield Mortuary Service.

McKINNEY, Willie Madison Sr., 76, of Bedford, died Monday, August 7, 2000. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel, Bedford.

PUCKETT, Milton Lewis, 67, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

BALLINGER, Clyde Carson, 68, of Willis, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Arrangements pending by Gardner Funeral Home.

BISHOP, Hazel Christine, 70, of Elliston, passed away Monday, August 7, 2000. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, at the Shawsville Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Grant E. Bryant Funeral Home, Elliston. 540-268-2331.

COX, Hardin, 81, of Floyd, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Arrangements by Wood Funeral Home.

DORSETT, Mary Christian Marye White, 77, of Christiansburg, passed away Monday, August 7, 2000, at Montgomery Regional Hospital. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 10, at the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church conducted by Dr. Don Makin. A private graveside service will be held in the New Dublin Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dublin. A reception will follow the memorial service at the Depot, Cambria Street. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Memorial Fund of Christiansburg Presbyterian Church, 107 West Main Street, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg.

FARMER, Mary Ethel, 78, our dear loved one, of Eggleston, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2000. She was predeceased by her parents, Bill and Ruth Lucas; and her sister, Josephine Blankenship. She is survived by many loving relatives, including her husband, Bert Farmer; her sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Kathy Farmer, Ridgeway, Jimmy and Judy Farmer, Eggleston, Roger Farmer, Pearisburg; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Paul Mitchell, Blacksburg; sister, Francis Bradley, Pearisburg. She is survived by many loving grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren are, Tammy Lambert, Dawn Robinson, Jerry Farmer, Terry Farmer, Robin Lampton, Troy Farmer, Teresa Clingenpeel, and Chris Mitchell. Her great-grandchildren are, Brandon, Joshua, Travis, Candice, Heather, Chelsea, Raven, Sarah, and Kayla. She dedicated her life to her family. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 11, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke, with the Rev. Shahn Wilburn officiating. Interment will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. Flowers are appreciated but donations may be made to the Eggleston United Methodist Church. A viewing for friends and family will be held Thursday, August 10, 2000 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke.

FRAME, Dr. Luke Wright, 99, of Blacksburg, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home.

KEFAUVER, Claudia Hylton, 93, of Copper Hill, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at Lewis-Gale Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, at Mount Olivet Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 9918 Floyd Highway North, Copper Hill, Va. 24079

KESSINGER, Lucy Mae Smith, 86, of McCoy, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at her home. She was born in Montgomery County on January 2, 1914, to the late Lee Andrew and Ellie Mae Fagg Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Kemper Kessinger; two sons, Roy Drayton and Dan Raymond Kessinger, Sr.; an infant grandson. Bradley Dyer; and a son-in-law, Randolph Bowles. She is survived by ten daughters and sons-in-laws, Fleta and J.R. Smith, of Southhill, Doris Bowles, of Md., Lucy and Lee Martin, of Newport, Almeta and Dave Young, of McCoy, Lois Green, of Md., Martha and Henry Campbell, of Blacksburg, Patricia and Larry McCoy, of McCoy, Sandra Sims, of Texas, Brenda Willis, of Blacksburg, and Carrie and Derek Lee, of Christiansburg; four sons and daughters-in-law, Harvey and Gail Kessinger, of S.C., Estiol and Brenda Kessinger, of W.Va., Bobby and Kay Kessinger, of Radford, and Larry and Karen Kessinger, of Christiansburg; 35 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Lela Flinchum, of McCoy, Jannie Simpkins, of Pulaski, Nora and Pat Flinchum, of Christiansburg, and Thelma and Paul Farmer, of Oroville, Wa.; a brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Dolly Smith, of McCoy; an da very special friend, Becky Williams. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 11, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the Sunnyside Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Les Shelton and Rev. Layne Board officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg. Friends may call the funeral home anytime Thursday and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. Flowers will be appreciated or anyone wishing to do so may make memorial contributions to the Longshop-McCoy Fire Dept. and First Aid, P.O. Box 489, McCoy, Va. 24111, or to the Carilion Hospice Services of the New River Valley, 111 West Main St., Christiansburg, Va. 24013.

PAYNE, Susan Margaret, 53, of Check, passed away Monday, August 7, 2000. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday, at the graveside in Sunset Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Richard H. Horne. Arrangements are being handled by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg.

PRILLAMAN, Annamille Lucas, 85, of Check, passed away Tuesday, August 8,2000 at Outlook Pointe at Roanoke. She was a retired school teacher with the Floyd County School System. Survivors include her husband, Samuel P. Prillaman, Check; two sons and daughters-in-law, Sam Lucas and Sandra Prillaman, Salisbury, Md., H. Bruce and Shirley Prillaman, Roanoke; sister, Josephine Ginger, Richmond; sister-in-law, Frances Lucas, Rocky Mount; three grandchildren, P. Miles Prillaman, Houston, Texas, Natalie Holland, Baltimore, Md., Susan Burr, Roanoke; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2000 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with the Rev. William Logan officiating. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Maberry Funeral Home. Flowers would be appreciated or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 East Church St., Roanoke, Va. 24011 or Auburn United Methodist Church, Riner, Va. 24149. 

WILSON, Deborah Lynne, 44, of Dublin, went home to be with her Savior on Monday, August 7, 2000. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, at the Horne Funeral Chapel conducted by Pastor Judy Younce with burial to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being handled by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg.

ADAMS, Robert C., (Bob), 59, of Atkins, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday, August 11, at Seaver-Brown Funeral Service Chapel.

AYERS, Charlie R. Jr., 74, of Claudville, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday, at Danube Church in Kibler Valley. Arrangements by Moody Funeral Services, Inc., Stuart.

BRANSCOME, Roscoe, (Ferd), 93, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12, at the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville.

CHAPPELL, Lura Richardson, 80, of Manassas, formerly of Whitetop, Va., passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2000. She was the widow of Charles Phillip Chappell. Funeral 11 am. Saturday in Whitetop Baptist Church, Whitetop, Va. The family will receive friends at the church Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

DeMOSS, Olive, 81, of 14 Oak Street Lane, apartment 104, Stuarts Draft, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, in the Augusta Mecial Center, Fishersville. Born on September 29, 1918, in Webster Springs, W.Va., to the late Mina Rhodes and William Eubank, she was a homemaker and seamstress, and lived most of her life in Webster County, W.Va., until she moved to Virginia in 1980. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Russell DeMoss, her son, Johnny Eubank, three sisters, and three brothers. Surviving relatives include five daughters, Carolyn DeMoss, Darlene DeMoss, both of Stuarts Draft, Linda McAbee of Roanoke, Helen Powers,also of Stuarts Draft, and Pam DeMoss of Danville; one brother, John Eubank of Paynesville, Ohio; two sisters, Golda Helmick of Zanesville, Ohio, and Ruth Thompson of Hayes; and nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be condcuted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2000, at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs, W.Va. Burial will be in the Holly River Baptist Church Cemetery, Diana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2000, at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs, W.Va.

HARMON, Margaret Viola Looney, 73, of Bastian, formerly of Bluefield, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at the Green Valley Methodist Church. Visitation Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newberry Funeral Home in Bland.

HAYNES, Tommy Lewis, Jr., 34, of Selma, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday at Arritt Funeral Home Chapel, Covington.

HUBBARD, Ralph Harding, 77, of Meadows of Dan, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at RJR Patrick Community Hospital in Stuart. Mr. Hubbard was born in Patrick County to the late George McKinley and Bertie West Hubbard. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hubbard was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Betty Jo Hubbard, and a brother, Dayton Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard served in the U.S. Army during WW II, where he was involved in the Normandy invasion and earned a Silver Star. Mr. Hubbard was retired from United Elastic in Stuart with over 30 years of service. Mr. Hubbard is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carrie Myrtis Webb Hubbard of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Phylliss Hubbard of Asheboro, N.C.; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Billy Hubbard of Meadows of Dan; and seven sisters, Pauline Cruise of Moneta, Juel Sewell of Culpeper, Christine Kirk of Roanoke, Callie Snead of Floyd, Louise Sewell of Floyd, Hope Harris of Meadows of Dan, and Beatrice Stovall of Meadows of Dan. Graveside services for Mr. Hubbard will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Hubbard Family Cemetery in Meadows of Dan with Elder Edward Bowman officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard. Arrangements are being handled by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.

JONES, Melanie Lynn, 20, of Stuart, died Wednesday, August 09, 2000. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, from Howell Funeral Home, Stuart. 

LESTER, Stonewall J., (Junior), 81, of Martinsville, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, August 12, Norris Funeral Services Chapel, Martinsville.

MOORE, Denise Turner, 47, of 374 Oak Hill Lane, Critz, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, in Via's Orchard Road, Critz. Born January 6, 1953, in Martinsville, to E. Woodrow Turner and Mary Eunice Prillaman Turner, she was a hairstylist at Backlot Hair and Tanning in Collinsville, and was also employed at Jacques Jewelers, Martinsville. She was a member of Chatmoss Baptist Church. She graduated from Franklin County High School in 1970, and from Allen's Beauty Center in 1971. She is survived by her husband, Thomas L. "Tom" Moore of Critz; father, E. Woodrow Turner; mother, Mary Eunice Prillaman Turner, both of Henry; sister, Dana Dingell; brother-in-law, Jim Dingell; three nephews, Jason Frye, Trevor Frye, and James Dingell, all of Herndon; grandmother, Lillie Hester Turner of Rocky Mount; four aunts, and one uncle. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Fred and Ida Prillaman; and paternal grandfather, George H. Turner. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2000, at McKee-Stone Funeral Services Chapel, with the Rev. Rodney Houston and Rev. Billy Dixon officiating. Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2000, at McKee-Stone Funeral Services Chapel, and at other times at the home of her parents at 1580 Horseshoe Point Road, Henry. Interment will be in Roselawn Burial Park. Memorials may be made to the Patrick Henry Fire Department, (First Responders), 3121 County Line Road, Patrick Springs, Va. 24133. McKee-Stone Funeral Services are in charge of arrangements. 

PERDUE, Anna Lou Phillips, 59, of Galax, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2000. Graveside service 1 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2000 at Farris Cemetery. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville.

SIMMONS, Emogene Flint, 83, of Covington, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Temple Baptist Church. Arrangements by Loving Funeral Home.

SIMMONS, Madeline Tingler, (Maggie), 64, of Covington, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Arrangements by Arritt Funeral Home.

SPARKS, Linda Gail Triplett, 50, of Martinsville, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2000. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2000, at Roselawn Burial Park. Interment at Roselawn Burial Park. Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

TOBIN, Robert Jackson, 63, of Lake Anna, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000. Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday, in Falling Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Loving Funeral Home.

TUCKER, Lakie Elizabeth, 87, of Chilhowie, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church. Arrangements by Newberry Funeral Home. 

WIMMER, John B., 87, of Stanleytown, and formerly of Bluefield, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Dudley Memorial Mortuary in Bluefield.

FLORIO, Mimi, 81, of Bluffton, S.C., and formerly of Galax, Va., died Monday, August 7, 2000, in the Hilton Head Medical Center in Hilton Head, S.C. She was born on August 11, 1918, in New York, New York, to the late Vito and Angela Fanelli Sportelli. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Florio of Bluffton, S.C., and formerly of Galax, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Vita and Tommy McKnight of Bluffton, S.C., and formerly of Galax, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Joy Florio of Herndon, Va.; sister, Aida Bazzi of Galax, Va.; five grandchildren, Vita and Nicole Florio, Tee, Jay and Tara McKnight; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Woodlawn, Va., with Father Rene Castillo officiating. Interment will be in Felts Memorial Cemetery, Galax, Va. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the Twin County AAU c / o Judy Haines, 311 Fox Run Drive, Galax, Va. 24333. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home, Galax, Va.

HARLESS, Vita Meadows, 88, of Bozoo, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at a Princeton hospital. She was born May 27, 1912, at Willowton, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late Elby and Bessie Meadows. Mrs. Harless was a homemaker and affiliated with the Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Harless; one daughter, Mae Fitzgerald; two brothers, Arley and Jimmy Meadows; one sister, Lorene Meadows; two grandchildren, Shelby Ball and Elbert Wilson; one great-grandchild, Josanna Ball; and two sons-in-law, David Ball and Charles Conley. Surviving are four daughters, Pauline Ball, Janice Ball and husband, Bus, Dorothy Conley, all of Bozoo, W.Va., and Imogene Woods and her husband, Kenneth of Boones Mill, Va.; one son, Pete Harless and his wife, Hazel of Roanoke, Va.; two brothers, Junior of California, and Auburn of Hartford, W.Va.; 24 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2000, at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel in Peterstown, W.Va., with Minister Kellis McClaugherty officiating. Burial will follow at the Sunset View Cemetery in Bozoo, W.Va. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2000, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home in Peterstown, W.Va.


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