Miscellaneous Roanoke County, Virginia Obituaries
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|COLEMAN, Katherine Scott, 92, of Collingwood Street, NE, Roanoke, wife
of the late Clarence Robert Coleman, died Friday, August 11, 2000, at John
Dempsey Hospital in Farmington, Conn. She was born September 11, 1907,
in Vinton, daughter of the late James Henry and Theodocia Murray Scott
and had lived in the area most of her life prior to moving to Farmington,
Conn. Mrs. Coleman was an active member of the Northminister Presbyterian
Church and had been a member of the Garden Club. She is survived by a daughter
and son-in-law, Susan and John Hall of Avon, Conn.; three grandchildren,
Amy Hall of Avon, Conn., Mark Hall of Durham, N.C., and Matthew Hall of
Philadelphia, Pa. A graveside funeral service will be held Tuesday, August
15, 2000 at 2 p.m. in Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem, with the Rev. David
Kirk officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations
be made to Northminister Presbyterian Church, 3911 Greenland Avenue, NW,
Roanoke, Va. 24012. The family will receive friends Monday, August 14,
2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oakey's North Chapel.
CRAWFORD, Charles W., 67, of Catawba, died Saturday, August 12, 2000. Arrangements by Lotz Salem Chapel.
DELANEY, Edgar Leonard Jr. (De), 80, died on Friday, August 11, 2000. He was born March 8, 1920 in Richmond. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech and served with the US Army during WWII in both the Pacific and European theaters. He retired from Fuel, Oil, and Equipment Company in 1983. Surviving is his wife of 57 years, Mary Lou Shannon Delaney; also surviving are two sons, Trey Delaney and his wife, Hillary, of Maplewood, N.J., and James Shannon Delaney and his wife, Gail, of Roanoke; four grandchildren, Andrew and Brian Delaney, of Maplewood, N.J., Katherine and Eva, of Roanoke; and his sister, Temple Creedle, of Richmond. Inurnment will be Monday 11 a.m. in the Columbarium at St. John's Episcopal Church. The family will greet friends in the garden immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to the Virginia Tech Alumni Association or the SPCA in Roanoke at 1313 Eastern Ave. N.E. Oakey's Roanoke Chapel in charge of arrangements.
DYE, Lester Henry, (Les), 84, of Roanoke, formerly of Buchanan, passed away Friday, August 11, 2000. Arrangements by Botetourt Funeral Home.
JOHNSON, Garland Osborne, 67, of Roanoke, died at his home Saturday, August 12, 2000. He was born October 3, 1932 in Roanoke. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Navy. He was a retired locomotive engineer from Norfolk Southern Railroad in the Radford division with 23 years of service. He was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Salem. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Ward and Mary Virginia Osborne Johnson; a brother, Walter S. Johnson; and a granddaughter, Alexandra R. Via. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patsy Ann Wilkes Johnson; two daughters and son-in-law, Janet Close, Brenda and Jeffrey Via; five grandchildren, Candace, Lauren, Decota, Tyler and Garrett; four brothers and sisters-in-law, William Ward Johnson Jr., of Roanoke, Robert L. and Rosella Johnson, of Palm Bay, Fla., Cecil W. Johnson, of Nags Head, N.C., Lewis Vernon and Judy Johnson, of Alexandria; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Paul St. Clair, Carolyn and Bob Wood, all of Salem. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 14, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. Art Hearne and the Rev. Sam Huntley officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Good Samaritan Hospice, 3825 Electric Rd. S.W., Suite A, Roanoke, VA 24018. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Lotz Salem Chapel. Friends may call anytime after noon on Sunday.
KILPATRICK, Julian Edward (Pat), 84, of Salem, died Friday, August 11, 2000 at his home. He was a US Navy Veteran of WW II. Pat attended schools in Savannah, GA and attended Iowa State University. Surviving are his wife, Myra Ingram Kilpatrick; a son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Kim Kilpatrick, of Savannah, GA; a daughter, Carol Rideout, of Williamsburg; two granddaughters, Michelle Rodney, of Atlanta, GA, and Charlene Macedo, of Baltimore, MD; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Kittrell, of Lake Charles, LA; a sister-in-law, Mildred Kilpatrick, of Lake Charles, LA; and a sister-in-law, Helen Kilpatrick, of Savannah, GA. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2000 from Oakey's North Chapel. The Rev. Guy Ritter will officiate. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday at Oakey's North Chapel.
NEFF, Jewell Newland, of Roanoke, died Friday, August 11, 2000. She was born in Wythe County, Va., a daughter of the late M. F. Newland and Mary Belle Horne Newland, and was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Wytheville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Neff. She is survived by one sister, Viola (Polly) Hankla, Roanoke; one brother and sister-in-law, Millard R. and Katherine U. Newland, also of Roanoke; one niece, Anna Ray Roberts, Rural Retreat; two nephews, Jim Hankla, Plano, Texas and Jed Newland, Roanoke; three great-nieces and one great-nephew. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2000, in Mountain View Cemetery, Rural Retreat. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to a favorite charity. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel.
PORTER, Yvonne Walker, 61, formerly of Roanoke, passed away Friday, August 11, 2000 in Concord, NC. Surviving are her husband, F.R. "Red" Porter; sons and daughter-in-law, Mark and Dawn Fields, of Moneta, F.R. "Chip" Porter, of Hudson, NC; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Bob Eubank, of Christiansburg; grandchildren, Brandi, Michael and Amber; four brothers; three sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Oakey's North Chapel.
REED, Marlene Marie, 65, of Roanoke, died Saturday, August 12, 2000 after her courageous six year battle with cancer. A native of Indiana, she had lived in the Roanoke Valley for 23 years. She was a graduate of Purdue University with masters degrees in home economics and education. She and her husband John, moved to Roanoke to establish their own business, Curry Copy Center, from which she retired in 1998. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, John E. Reed; children and spouses, Greg and Beth Reed, Teresa and Tim Parry, and Judi and Paul Anderson; and nine grandchildren, all of Roanoke. Other survivors include her parents, Wayne and Marie Bouse; two sisters and one brother and their spouses, all of Indiana; and many other extended family members and friends. Marlene touched many lives through her loving and caring work in the community and in her church. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 14, 2000 at 4 p.m. at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home (5160 Peters Creek Rd.). A visitation will be held at the funeral home Sunday, August 13, 2000 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.
REID, Ore Mae Martin, 84, of Troutville, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Rocky Mount, N.C. She was born July 25, 1916, the daughter of the late Christopher Columbus Martin and Angie Meadows Martin. She was a member of the Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge, and was a retired seamstress with Johnathan-Logan Inc., in Baltimore, Md. She was the widow of John Wesley Reid of 62 years of marriage, and was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Robin Reid Windham. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Scherl and Marilyn Reid of Westminster, Md.; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Ed Hudson of Rocky Mount, N.C.; grandchildren, E. Jonathan Hudson of Wilson, N.C., Tiffoney Cone of Hope Mills, N.C., Melissa Moore, Amanda Hudson Anderson, both of Rocky Mount, N.C., ReneŽ Reid of Westminster, Md., Rebekah Reid Albaugh of Union Bridge, Md.; six great-grandchildren, and two stepgrandchildren; sister, Vera Cundiff of Roanoke; and also a number of nieces and nephews; special caregivers, Helen Elliott and Rosa Hargrove, both of Rocky Mount, N.C. Funeral services will be at Oakey's East Chapel, 11 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2000, with the Rev. John S. Dooley and the Rev. Aubrey N. Dooley officiating. Interment will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Foundation. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at Oakey's East Chapel, 977-3909.
ROBERTSON, Ronald Dene, ("Ronnie"), 50, of Roanoke, died Thursday, August 10, 2000 in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland W. and Obelia G. Swain and Earl Robertson and Geraldine Grubb. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, DeAnna M. and Thomas G. Hatcher; two grandchildren, Fallon and Ryan Robertson, all of Myrtle Beach, S. C.; four brothers, his twin, Donald ("Donnie") G. Robertson, Danny M. Robertson, Terry R. Robertson and Gary G. Robertson, all of Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday from Oakey's Vinton Chapel, with Jim Myers, Minister, officiating. Interment will follow in Fair View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Oakey's Vinton Chapel.
SNAPP, Eleanor Virginia Phillippe, of Roanoke, formerly of Pearisburg and Rural Retreat, died Saturday, August 12, 2000. Born December 20, 1907 in Rural Retreat, Va., daughter of the late Larson Greever Phillippe and Emma Etter Phillippe. She married Leo P. Snapp June 20, 1939. She is survived by a brother, Fred L. Phillippe and wife Aileen of Martinsville; a nephew, Fred L. Phillippe, II and wife, Angela of Hardy; niece, Diane Cumberworth and husband, Jerry of Santa Anna, Calif; and great-niece, Jamie Lea Cumberworth of Santa Anna, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo P. Snapp and brother, Hugh Keller Phillippe. A graduate of Rural Retreat High School, Marion College and Radford College, Eleanor taught school in North Carolina, Wythe County, Va. and retired from the Giles County School System after 40 years of service. She was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Pearisburg, Va. and was a resident of the Brandon Oaks Retirement Center in Roanoke for seven years. A graveside service will be held 11a.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2000 in Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at Brandon Oaks Retirement Center, 3804 Brandon Ave, S.W. Friday, August 18, 2000 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Ward and the Rev. Diane Jackson officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at Oakey's South Chapel.
WALLACE, Sylvia G., 52, of Roanoke, departed this life Friday, August 11, 2000. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.
WEAVER, Mary Elizabeth Snapp, 86, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2000. Born in Vinton, Va. on April 1, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Linwood Snapp and Dora Mae Pedigo Snapp. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Jack DeLos Weaver, two brothers, Carl Pedigo Snapp and Robert William Snapp and a half sister, Juanita S. Hodges. Mary was a longtime member of the West End United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Daughters of Ruth Sunday School Class. Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Weaver Britt and husband, Ronald of Roanoke and Brenda Weaver Craig of Salem. She is also survived by three half sisters, Jean S. Hodges of Roanoke, Janice S. Thrash of Mississippi and Shirley S. Newcomer of Delaware; five grandchildren, Robyn B. Repass and husband, Jim of Bellaire, Texas, Jay W. Craig of Charleston,W. Va., Brian W. Britt and wife, Donna and Bradley C. Craig and wife, Stacy, all of Roanoke; and five very special great-grandchildren, Carling Repass, Madison Craig, Claire Craig, Cameron Craig and Andrew Craig. She had a special place in her heart for her sisters-in-law, Dorothy Weaver Guthrie, Peggy Weaver Perdue and husband, Carroll and her brother-in-law, Howard R. Weaver and wife, Ruth, all of Roanoke and her "bestest friend" and longtime neighbor, Maudie Dodson. Mary will be remembered as a woman of strength and courage, a longtime caregiver to her husband and especially as a loving wife, mother, grandma and memaw. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 14, 2000 at 3 p.m. in the Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Wilson and the Rev. David Tanner officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery following the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Those who wish to make memorial contributions may consider Good Samaritan Hospice, 3825 Electric Road, S.W., Roanoke, Va. 24018.
WILLIAMS, Helena Turner, 70, of Roanoke, departed this life Thursday, August 11, 2000. She was the daughter of the late Irvin and Jessie Harvey Turner in Appomattox County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Williams, Sr., brother, Douglas Turner and granddaughter, Michelle A. Saunders. Those left to cherish her memories include six children, Carolyn (Linzy) Saunders, Beatrice Blair, Clarence (Brenda) Williams, Irvin (Emma) Williams, Ronald Williams and Arthur (Joyce) Williams, all of Roanoke; six grandchildren; great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters, Esther Nettle, Buffalo, N. Y., Vernice (Snookie) Price, Washington, D.C., Jerome Turner, Roanoke, Rev. Raymond Turner, Lynchburg and Alexander (Ruth) Turner, Buffalo, N.Y.; a host of cousins, including a devoted cousin, Mary March, Roanoke; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at Williams Memorial Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. Friends may also call at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home on Monday for viewing.
BONDS, Clarence Richard, 82, of Goodview, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2000. He was born in Franklin County to the late Hewitt and Lettie Swain Bonds. Mr. Bonds retired from Holdrens Inc. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Board Bonds; a son, Paul Leonard Bonds; and two brothers, Landon and Dillard Bonds. Survivors include four sons, John Bonds, Jr., Ft. Washington, Md., Frank Bonds, Salem, Clarence (Brenda) Bonds, Roanoke, and Nathaniel (Judy) Bonds, Waynesboro; two daughters, Mary Roena (Willie) Smith, Roanoke, and Christine Mary Magaline Bonds, Lynchburg; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a devoted granddaughter, Natasha Bonds; and an adored great-grandchild, Malik Bonds; one sister, Eulalia Stewart, Roanoke; one brother, Donald (Mary) Bonds, Rocky Mount; sisters-in-law, Vera (Jerome) Quarles, Goodview, Laura Jefferson, Roanoke, and Nancy Kasey, Columbus, Ohio; brothers-in-law, Bruce Bonds, Elijah (Betty) Bonds, Andrew (Josephine) Board, all of Goodview, James (Doris) Board, Lewis (Gracie) Board, all of Roanoke; devoted caretaker, Shantel Martin, Roanoke; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Sunday, 7 p.m. in the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel. The Rev. Charles Calloway will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The interment will be Monday, 11 a.m. in the Bonds Family Cemetery, Goodview. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.
SMITH, William Cecil , 61, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2000. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.
SPRADLIN, J.K. (Pop), 63, of Blountville, Tenn. and formerly of Moneta, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2000 at his residence. He was born in Bedford County, a son of the late Henry and Myrtle Spradlin. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Spradlin, Blountville, Tenn.; two daughters, Connie Carwile, Rustburg, and Shirley Spradlin Brewer, Tenn.; three sons, Eddie Ray Spradlin, Altavista, Kim Spradlin, Hurt, and J.K. Spradlin Jr., Blountville, Tenn.; one sister, Willie Mertha Craig, Moneta; three brothers, Robert Thomas Spradlin, Moneta, Edward Lewis Spradlin, Vinton, and James M. Spradlin, Goodview; two granddaughters, Little Brooke Spradlin and Crystal Warnstaff. A funeral service will be conducted Monday, August 14, 2000 at 3 p.m. from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford by the Rev. Johnny Basham. Interment will follow in the Radford Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.
WATSON, John Buford, 83, of Moneta, died Friday, August 11, 2000. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford.
DeHART, James Robert, (Jim) 61, of Willis, passed away Friday, August 11, 2000. He was a 37 year employee of Norfolk & Southern Railroad. He was a member of Willis United Methodist Church, past President of the Roanoke Fiddle and Banjo Club, and a recipient of the Bluegrass Music Lifetime Achievement Award. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Puryear DeHart, Willis; sons, James R. Dehart, Jr., Salem, and James D. DeHart, Blue Ridge; daughters, Karen D. Holland, Charlottesville, and Sharon D. Cooper, Roanoke; step-sons, Eric A. Ankrom, Rocklege, Fla., and Aaron E. Ankrom, Jensen Beach, Fla.; brother, Richard DeHart, Roanoke; and eleven grandchildren. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2000 at Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd with the Rev. Lawrence Nuckolls officiating. Burial will follow in the Willis Cemetery, Willis. The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday at Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd.
OSBORN, John Alford, 85, of Blacksburg, died peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2000 at Montgomery Regional Hospital with his immediate family at his side. He was a physicist, a lover of French culture, master chef, gardener, former technical adviser to the U. S. Congress and a steadfast friend, an independent thinker, witty conversationalist and insightful adviser to those who knew him well. Born in Lawrence, Kansas on June 18, 1915, he won two college scholarships in physics, graduating from Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1936 and earning his masters degree in Physics at the University of Syracuse in 1938. While pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, he was called to Washington, D.C. in 1939 to help the U. S. Navy devise anti-mine magnetic devices to protect U. S. shipping interests during World War II. He was joined there by his wife, Martha, a pianist and graduate of the University of Michigan school of music. After the war, he moved with his family to Pittsburgh, Penn., where he directed a highly regarded magnetic materials research laboratory for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, receiving at least one Company award for the patents awarded under his management. He was co-founder of the International Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials and co-founder and editor of the Journal of Applied Physics, Magnetism Proceedings. He travelled widely to meet with leading scientists in post-war Europe and Japan. Moving later to Serverna Park, Md., he was a senior adviser to the U. S. Office of Technology of Technology Assessment and later a consultant to the U. S. Department of Transportation. While there, he was an advisor to the Alaska delegation on transportation and was especially proud of his association with the Artic Institute of North America. His lifelong love of France took him to that country repeatedly in a professional and private role. He embraced microcomputers and the Internet before they were popular, and was a modern problem solver to the end. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Martha Bailey Osborn; his sister, Frances Gibson of Jamestown, N. Y.; their three children, John A. Osborn, Jr. of Harvard, MA, Janet Oakley of Bellingham, WA, and Bruce-Erik Osborn of Los Angeles, CA, and their five grandchildren. A memorial service and remembrance will be held August 19, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Blacksburg Presbyterian Church, 701 Church St., Blacksburg, Va.
ALLEN, Cecil Elizabeth, 91, of Rockbridge Baths, died Friday, August 11, 2000. Funeral 3 p.m. Monday in the McElwee Chapel. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.
BELCHER, Darrian K., 27, of Stuart, died Friday, August 11, 2000. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Sycamore Baptist Church. Arrangements by Moody Funeral Services.
BOWER, Clinton Adron, 85, of Lexington, died Thursday, August 10, 2000. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday in the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.
CORMIER, Robert L., 57, of Longdale Furnace, died Thursday, August 10, 2000. Arrangements by Wilson-Williams Funeral Service, Lexington.
JONES, Mary Alice Corvin, 73, of Marion, died Friday, August 11, 2000 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a member of the Marion Gospel Chapel. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Max F. Jones, her parents, Samuel and Kate Bowman Corvin and two brothers, Bowman A. Corvin and Roy L. Corvin. She is survived by a stepson, Eddie Brian Jones and wife, Dana of Mouth of Wilson; one sister, Ruth Corvin Hall of Marion; two grandchildren, Amanda Jones and Adam Jones, both of Mouth of Wilson; one sister-in-law, Della M. Corvin of Marion; nieces and several nephews and a special friend, Billy Kiser. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 14, 2000 at 2 pm. from the Seaver-Brown Chapel, with Mr. Larry Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Haw Orchard Cemetery in Grayson County, Va. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Fund, P. O. Box 1326, Marion, Va. 24354. The famiy will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Jones family.
JONES, Melanie Lynn, 20, of 3245 Big A School Road, Stuart, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. after a brief illness. Born in Martinsville, April 23, 1980, she was a 1998 graduate of Patrick County High School where she served in the ROTC and cosmetology programs. She is survived by her parents Stephen and Cynthia McPeak Jones of the home; a sister, Karen Ann Jones, also of the home; grandparents, Mrs. Allen (Mary) Rautio of Stuart and the late State Police Officer, Andrew Douglas Jones and Alva and Sylvia McPeak of Woolwine; and her great-grandmother, Mrs. Opie Phillips of Christiansburg. Funeral services were held Saturday at Howell Funeral Home Chapel, Stuart with burial in the Adams Family Cemetery, Patrick Springs.
MATKINS, Mabel Ida, 84, of Galax, died Friday, August 11,2000. Funeral 11 am. Monday at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Fries. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.
PANNELL, Jennie Lee Marable, 85, of Long Island, died Saturday, August 12, 2000. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna.
PIERCE, Martha Brewster, 74, of Covington, died Friday, August 11, 2000. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at Arritt Funeral Home Chapel.
SHELTON, Nellie Mae, 78, of Martinsville, died Friday, August 11, 2000. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday in Mayo Christian Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Moody Funeral Services, Stuart.
TOLLEY, Kathleen Witt, 88, of Natural Bridge Station, died Thursday, August 10, 2000. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison Funeral Chapel, Lexington.
LEWEY, Edith Hodge, 94, of Largo, Florida, formerly of Pearisburg, died Friday, August 10, 2000 in Largo, Florida Nursing Home following a long illness. Mrs. Lewey was born in Narrows, Va. on October 30, 1905 and was a daughter of the late Augustus (Gus) and Mollie Blankenship Hodge. She was a charter member of the Pearisburg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She was active in the Ladies Bible Class and the Christian Womens Fellowship and was a member of the church choir. She was a graduate of Radford University and taught school in Giles County for 18 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Franklin Lewey, Sr. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joe Lewey, Jr. and his wife, Shirley of Largo, Fla.; two granddaughters, Andrea Parkin of Oxford, N. J., Tiffany and Eric Byrne of Odessa, Texas; four great-granddaughters; and one nephew, Billy Edward Hodge of Pearisburg, Va. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Givens Funeral Chapel, Pearisburg, with the Rev. E. C. Redmond officiating, with interment in Birchlawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.