Miscellaneous Roanoke County, Virginia Obituaries
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From the Roanoke Times, October 16, 2000

BLAKE, Flora C., 78, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2000. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

CASEY, Sarah A. Coles, 69, of Salem, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. and Mrs. M. C. Coles, Sr.; and her husband, Ralph W. Casey. She is survived by a daughter, Camellia Casey Jones of Roanoke; sons, Rev. Carey W. (Melanie) Casey, Kansas City, Mo. and Rev. C. Coles (Pamela) Casey, Roanoke; brother, William Coles, Radford; sisters, Ollie Gravely and Julia Mills, both of Roanoke; six grandchildren, Christie, Patrice, Marcellus, Cara, Chaz, and Chance; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church Salem with Dr. James A. Braxton, Sr. officiating. Interment in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the church. Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CORNELISON, Margaret Harman, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Roanoke, passed away Friday, October 13, 2000. Service in the Chapel of Light Mausoleum in Evergreen Burial Park on Monday, October 16 at 1 p.m. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.

DAVIS, Mary Elizabeth, 95, of Roanoke, died Friday, October 13, 2000. Graveside services 1 p.m. Monday, from Town Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, S. Main Street, Rocky Mount. 

DEEDS, Virginia C., 89, formerly of Fincastle, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2000. She was a member of the Fincastle Baptist Church, and was a beautician in her home in Fincastle for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis D. Deeds, and is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol June and Leon Caldwell of Roanoke, Margaret B. Randolph, raised by her from childhood, and her husband, Dan Randolph of Salcha, Alaska; two grandsons, Douglas Leon Caldwell of Charlotte, N.C., and David Alan Caldwell and wife, Alicia of Fincastle; and a great-grandson, Chase Alan Caldwell of Fincastle. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at the Rader Daleville Chapel with the Rev. Kevin Cummings officiating. Interment will follow in the Godwin Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fincastle Baptist Church, P.O. Box 707, Fincastle, Va. 24090.

EWALD, Francis H., (Tink), 85, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2000. Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church Monday, October 16 at 11 a.m. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

HAAG, Harold Richard, 77, passed away Friday, October 13, 2000, at his home in Salem. He was born in Brownsville, Penn., son of the late Lehman Haag and Carrie H. Sherman. He retired from General Electric Company after 42 years of service as manager of Machine Shop Operations. After graduating from Robesonia High School, Harold attended Hershey Vocational School, Bliss Electrical School in Washington, D. C. , Drexel Institute of Technology, and Temple University in Philadelphia. Harold and his family transferred from Schenectady, N. Y. in 1956. He was a member of Taylor Masonic Lodge #23, Roanoke Scottish Rite Bodies 32 degree, Kazim Shrine Temple Past Captain and secretary of the Provost Guard Unit, a member of Court #59 R. O. J., and past president of the 200 Club. He was a former board member of Windsor Hills United Methodist Church. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Catharine Hill Haag; a daughter and son-in-law, Dolly and Alvin Callahan of Vinton; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Denise Haag of Ashland, Ohio; granddaughters, Elizabeth and Ellen Callahan and Stephanie and Alexandria Haag; and grandson, Jonathan Haag. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 16, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Windsor Hills United Methodist Church with Dr. William Burrough officiating. Interment in Sherwood Memorial Park with a Masonic graveside service conducted by Taylor Lodge #23 AF and AM. The family will receive friends Sunday, October 15, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children c / o Kazim Temple, 628 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke, Va., or to Windsor Hills United Methodist Church, 3591 Windsor Road, Roanoke, Va.

HANNABASS, Russell Oyler, (Jack), 83, of Roanoke, went to be with his Lord on Friday, October 13, 2000, after a lengthy illness. He was born April 21, 1917, in Franklin County, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. W. and Mary Hannabass; four brothers, Alfred, Bill, Fred, and Pete Hannabass; also by two sisters, Nina Crowder and Maggie Sledd. Mr. Hannabass was owner of Mason & Hannabass Meats in the Roanoke City Market Building for 50 years before selling it and retiring. He was a coast guard member on Smith Mountain Lake for 36 years, and was also a member of the American Legion Post #0248 for six years. He was past commander of the Roanoke Flotiller Division #81, past vice captain of Division 8. He was also a member of Fincastle Rifles Camp #1326, Son's of Confederate Veterans Division of Virginia, City of Roanoke. Mr. Hannabass was also a member of the Roanoke Rose Society for many years. He loved growing and showing his roses, and spending time at his place on Smith Mountain Lake, out in his boat and taking everyone out on his pontoon and also in Punta Gorda, Fla. at their winter home growing his fruit trees and garden. He will be sadly missed by his loving, caring wife of 61 years, Evelyn Metz Hannabass; a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Larry Cannaday of Marietta, Ga.; granddaughter, Christie Cannaday and grandson, Zach Cannaday, also of Marietta, Ga.; one sister, Addie Hannabass Manning, Roanoke; one brother, James (Jim) Hannabass, Rhoadsville, Va.; many nieces, nephews, and loving friends of Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, and their winter residence in Florida. Many thanks to Housecall Hospice for all their help and to his special nurses who took care of him at home, Shirley Whited, Georgianna Nelms, Debbie Andrews, and Shelba Kirby, also Dr. Milton Miller, Dr. Steven Coutoure, Dr. James Whitten, Jr., and nurses on the 5th floor at Lewis-Gale Hospital for all their help during his time of need and illness. Also to his many loving friends and family for their support, cards, visits, and help in time of need. Services will be at Oakey's South Chapel, 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2000. The Rev. William Burrough will officiate. Interment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

HARRIS, Audrey White, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2000. Funeral arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

HARTEN, Robert Donald, 63, of Roanoke, died Saturday, October 14, 2000. Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 314 Turner Rd. Salem. Wake service Tuesday at 8 p.m. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home, 366-0707.

HYLTON, Paul Edward, 59, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2000. Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Hylton, and Rebecca Hylton, both of Roanoke, and Paula Hutton of Elliston; one son, Michael Hylton of Salem; and two grandchildren. Graveside service 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Lotz Salem Chapel.

JORDAN, William McKinley, (Kent), 58, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2000. He was born in Bedford County to the late John W. and Annie Bell Drew Jordan. Survivors include his wife, Mary N. Jordan, Beckley, W. Va.; one son, William M. Jordan, Wisconsin; two daughters, Evelyn I. Bradley, Detroit, Mich., and Kenita Hood Poindexter, Roanoke; one brother, John H. (Ethel) Jordan; two sisters, Mary J. (E.T.) Moseley, and Regina L. Jordan, all of Roanoke; a special aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Otey, Lynchburg; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel. Dr. Floyd W. Davis will officiate. The interment will be in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

KIRKPATRICK, Eileen M., 76, of Roanoke, died Friday, October 13, 2000. She was formerly of Freeport, N. Y. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Kirkpatrick and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Marlowe. Surviving is a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin M. and Carol A. Kirkpatrick of New York. Cryptside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2000, in the Chapel of Light at Evergreen Burial Park. Dr. Murphy Miller will officiate. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.

MADDEN, Annie Marie Glenn, 51, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2000. She was born in Campbell County to the late Ezekial Betts and Annie Mae Glenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd E. Madden and stepfather, William T. Jones, Sr. Those left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Karen (James) Robertson; one son, Leonard Madden; grandchildren, Marcus and James Robertson, Tameka and Anthony Rickman, all of Roanoke; stepmother, Ann Betts, Hartford, Conn.; grandmother, Edna Glenn, Mansfield, Conn.; brothers, William T. (Betty C.) Jones, Jr., Wilbert Jones, James P. Jones, Clyde L. Jones, all of Roanoke, Steven (Joyce) Betts, Hartford, Conn., Wayne Gunn, Boston, Mass., Kenneth (Debra) Betts, Hartford, Conn., Welton (Cynthia) Betts, Columbia, S. C.; sisters, Margaret (Michael) Gray, Edna Jones, Joann Jones, all of Roanoke, Frances Charmers, Boston, Mass., and Cynthia (Kenneth) Allen, Bloomfield, Conn.; aunts, Lilly Smith, Roanoke, and Pastor Stella Reid, Danville; uncles, Johnny Glenn, New York City, and Joe Glenn, Danville; devoted cousin, Eunice Levesy, Roanoke; devoted friends, Pauline Graves and April Hunter, both of Roanoke; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Frank England and the medical staff at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., in the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel. Pastor Larry Manns will officiate. The interment will be in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

MARSHALL, Rubenna Estep, 83, of Roanoke, passed away Friday, October 13, 2000. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2000 from Oakey's North Chapel. 

McAFEE, Annie Mae, 87, formerly of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2000, in Baltimore, Md. She was born in Appomattox to the late William and Cora Sears Dungee. She was retired from Roanoke City Public Schools as a teacher's aide. She was a member of High Street Baptist Church. Mrs. McAfee was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph R. McAfee. She leaves to cherish her memory, one sister, Louise Ella Jones of New York City; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at High Street Baptist Church. Dr. Floyd W. Davis will officiate. The interment will be in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the funeral service. Friends may call Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home on Monday for viewing.

McKEE, Raymond Francis, Sr., 74, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2000 at his home. He was born in Cumberland, R.I., on January 11, 1926, son of the late James J. McKee and Anna Vanbever McKee. He was an Army veteran of World War II where he served as a Master Sergeant during the occupation of Japan. Along with his brothers, the late James (Jr.) and Charles, they founded McKee Brothers Oil Company Plumbing & Heating. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan Kaplan McKee; three sons and their spouses, Raymond (Jr.) and Noriko of Roanoke, Richard and Cathy of Lincoln, R.I., Timothy and Sylvia of Roanoke; and daughter Diane and Renee Leclerc of Plaistow, N.H.; six grandchildren, Danielle, Haley, Thomas, Richard, Kayla, and the late Wendy Leclerc and one great-grandson, Aidan Kuk. There will be a private family service in Roanoke. In lieu of flowers please consider contributions to Housecall Hospice, 2167 Apperson Sr., Salem, Va. 24153. He will be sadly missed. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.

ROBERSON, Grace Mears, 103, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord Thursday, October 12, 2000. Mrs. Roberson was a teacher at Belmont Elementary School for nearly 50 years, retiring in 1965. She was a member of Rosalind Hills Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell H. Roberson in 1955; her parents, Oswald Mears and Sarepta A. Dozier Mears; brothers, Paul Mears, Charles Mears, and Leroy Mears; sisters, Lula Mears and Mary Mears Akers. She is survived by a niece and several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2000, at Oakey's North Chapel with Rev. Tom Stocks officiating. The interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosalind Hills Baptist Church, 2711 Laburnum Avenue SW, Roanoke, Va. 24015. or to your favorite charity.

ROBERTS, Anna Lee, 88, of Salem, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2000. She was the widow of James P. Roberts. She was retired from Rowe Furniture Corporation after 28 years of service, and was a member of Airlee Court Baptist Church. She is survived by sisters and brother-in-law, Frances and Emory Clifton of Salem, Lucy Maurer of Roanoke; sister-in-law, Marie Lowry; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday October 17, 2000, at Oakey's North Chapel. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Oakey's North Chapel. 

ROBERTS, John C., 75, of Richmond, and formerly of Alexandria and Roanoke, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.

TYREE, Nancy P., of Rocky Mount, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 15, 2000, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was the widow of William Turner Tyree. Mrs. Tyree was born in Roanoke, a daughter of Leonard and Mattie Oakes Jacobs. She was a member of Doe Run Christian Church. Survivors include her three sisters, Brenda Franklin of Goodview, Ida Moles and her husband Edward of Goodview, and Sharon Wheeler of Vinton; four brothers, Leonard Jacobs of Vinton, Arthur Leroy Jacobs and his wife, Judy of North Carolina, Clyde Jacobs and his wife, Lillie of Rocky Mount, James Jacobs and his wife, Wanda of Norfolk; and 12 nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at Franklin Memorial Park in Rocky Mount with the Rev. C. J. Latham officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those wishing to make memorials consider the Glade Hill Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 82, Glade Hill, Va. 24092. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel. 

WASHBURN, Lorene H., 82, of Vinton, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2000. Graveside services 1 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Eden, N.C. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel.

WEST, Bessie Barton, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2000. She was a long time member of First Christian Church and retired from Sealtest Foods. Mrs. West was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie E. West. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Ginny West and Sharon and Bane Stoneman; granddaughter, Loni Stoneman, all of Roanoke; five sisters, Eloise Wright of Roanoke, Pearl Divers of Front Royal, Lillian Brinkmann and Dorothy Mason, both of Roanoke, Beulah Thorson of Concord, N.C.; also many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2000 with the Rev. Jim Rivers officiating. Interment will follow in Fair View Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to First Christian Church, 344 Church Ave., SW Roanoke, Va. 24016.

WILLIAMS, Thomas Arthur,67, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2000. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.

YOPP, Seth O'Ryan, (Our Hero), 9, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2000. Funeral services Monday, October 16, 2000 at 11 a.m. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home. 389-5441

YOUNG, George L. II, (Bud), 57, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2000, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Roanoke on August 11, 1943, son of the late George L. "Buck" Young I, and Gertrude Woolwine Young. He has now joined his beloved wife, Barbara, in Heaven. Mr. Young retired from the Shenandoah Division of the Norfolk and Southern Railway as Chief Dispatcher and was the former owner of the Floyd Ward School of Dance. He was a member of Cave Spring Baptist Church. He is survived by his children, Melissa "Missy" Y. Smith and her husband, Edward "Eddie, " Susan Y. Delp and her husband, Kenneth, and George L. "Trey" Young III, all of Roanoke; two sisters, Shelby Y. LaPrade, and Juanita Y. Morrow and her husband, Bruce, all of Roanoke; five grandchildren, Edward "Eddie" M. Smith, Jr., Benjamin T. Smith, Melissa W. Smith, Barbara "Fallon" Delp, and Reagan C. Delp; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Young's funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at Oakey's South Chapel with Pastor Rick Elmore officiating. Interment to follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, at Oakey's South Chapel. 

Bedford Franklin Obituaries

HARRISON, Emily Richards, 92, of Bedford, and formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Saturday, October 14, 2000. She was born in Baltimore, Md. on February 21, 1908, a daughter of the late Paul Richards and Catherine Hoover Richards. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bernard Harrison. She is survived by one son, Charles William Harrison and his wife, Alma of Wirtz; one daughter, Emily H. Mitchell and her husband, Mitch of Shadyside, Md.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today in the Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, 586-3443.

JONES, Della C., 82, of Rocky Mount, died Friday, October 13, 2000. Funeral services 3 p.m. Monday, from Flora Funeral Chapel, South Main Street, Rocky Mount.

MURPHY, I. D., (Darrell), 69, of Rocky Mount, died Thursday, October 12, 2000. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel, S. Main Street, Rocky Mount at 11 a.m. Monday. 

POFF, Herman Lee, Jr., 59, of Thaxton, died Friday, October 6, 2000. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2000 at Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Shrader officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton. Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel in in charge of arrangements. 

VESS, Douglas Andrew, 52, of Rocky Mount, died Thursday October 12, 2000. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday from Flora Funeral Chapel. A private family interment will be held Monday at Sherwood Memorial Park. 

New River Obituaries

DICKERSON, Ora Akers, 97, of Radford, died Saturday, October 14, 2000 at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Dickerson was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Clayton Dickerson. Surviving to cherish her memory are a son, Haydon Dickerson; a daughter and son-in-law, Glada and Russell Dulaney; a daughter, Goldie Dickerson, all of Radford; two sisters, Opa Cox or Riner and Ersie Phillips of Floyd; and a special niece, Treva Loving of New River. Special thanks to her caregivers, Betty DeHart RN, Linda Robingson and Frances (Polly) Harris. A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at the Big Sand Cemetery, Indian Valley with the Rev. Wendell Manuel officiating. Friends may call at the Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd on Monday where the family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. 

HALE, Kester Thomas, 89, of Narrows, died Sunday, October 15, 2000, in Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Blacksburg. He was a lifelong resident of Giles County. He was born on June 12, 1911, and was the son of the late James Edward and Geneva Midkiff Hale. He was a retired employee of the Celanese Company Plant at Narrows. He is survived by his wife, Arlene B. Hale of Narrows; two sisters, Virginia H. Gautier, and Elizabeth H. Wall, both of Narrows. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service, Narrows, with the Rev. John Offenberger officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows. The family will receive friends at the Riffe's Funeral Home, Narrows, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

LAWSON, Ronnie Clark, 54, of Blacksburg, died Friday, October 13, 2000 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 16, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the Merrimac Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Jerry C. Sloss officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

State Obituaries

ADKINS, Elsie M., 77, of Bassett, died Saturday, October 14, 2000. Graveside services 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Willis Gap Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Moody Funeral Services, Inc., Stuart.

COOK, Petrel Little Elk , 19, of Bassett, died Sunday, September 23, 2000. Funeral services 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Milligan Family Cemetery, Stuart. Arrangements by Moody Funeral Services, Inc., Stuart.

DAVIS, Walter Edward,70, of Buena Vista, died Saturday, October 14, 2000 at Stonewall Jackson Hospital. He was born February 15, 1930 in Amherst County, son the the late Clarence M. Davis and Wrennie Burch Davis. He was retired from Bontex. He was a member of the Oronoco Church of the Brethren. Mr. Davis was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and a brother, Raymond W. Davis. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Bradley Davis; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa D. and Bruce McIntosh III of Leesburg; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary E. and Kimberly A. Davis of Greensboro, N.C.; a brother, Johnny M. Davis of Amherst County; two sisters, Mattie Quick of Waynesboro, Virginia D. Wydner of Amherst; a sister-in-law, Edmee C. Davis of Waynesboro; two grandchildren, Kelsey McIntosh and Bruce McIntosh IV; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at Oronoco Brethren Church with the Rev. Arnold Bradley officiating, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2000 at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Service. Memorial contributions may be made to Oronoco Brethren Church or the Gideon Bibles International.

DEAN, Robert Hughes, 72, of Max Meadows, died Saturday, October 14, 2000. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Barnett Funeral Chapel, Wytheville. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

DILLOW, Bradley Austin, 20, of Bastian, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, October 14, 2000. He was employed by ABB in Bland, and the Alexander Lodge in Bastian. Bradley lived life to the fullest and enjoyed hunting, riding his motorcycle, and especially helping his neighbors. His paternal grandparents, Douglas L., Sr., and Mildred Dillow, precede him in death. Surviving are his parents, Stanley and Bertha Mae Dillow; a sisters and brother-in-law, Monica and Steven Mullins; two nephews, Logan and MacCrea Mullins, all of Bastian; maternal grandparents, Harvie and Aaron French of Bland; and a host of aunts, uncles, and many family members, who will all cherish the memories of Bradley Dillow. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at 11 a.m. from the Bastian Church of God with Pastor Jeff Aldridge, and the Rev. James Beaver officiating. Interment will follow in the Bland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2000, at the Bastian Church of God. Highland's Newberry Funeral Home, Bland, is in charge of arrangements.

DWYER, Frances Walters, (Grube), 72, of Orange, died Saturday, October 14, 2000 at her residence. She was born February 17, 1928 in Montgomery County and was the daughter of the late Ed Walters and Mamie Walters and the wife of the late Bill Dwyer. She is survived by one daughter, Linda Gallaher and her husband, Joe of Shawsville; one son, Wayne Yates and his wife, Kathryn of Ruckersville; one brother, Edwin Walters of Salem; three grandchildren, Dwayne Yates, Scott Yates, and Candy Yates. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at the Preddy Funeral Home in Orange conducted by the Rev. Dan Carlton with interment to follow in the Culpeper National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Preddy Funeral Home in Orange. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 715 Culpeper, Va. 22701 or the Jefferson Nephrology LTD. 925 East Jefferson St. Charlottesville, Va. 22901. The family will receive friends at the son's home in Ruckersville following the graveside service on Tuesday. Preddy Funeral Home in Orange is in charge of arrangements. 

JONES, Mamie Lee Childress, 92, of Chilhowie, died Sunday, October 15, 2000, in the Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion. She was the widow of Cloyd V. Jones and was a member of the Tates Chapel United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons, Doug Jones, Chilhowie, and Scottie Jones, Roanoke; two brothers, Howard Childress, and Ford Childress, both of Maryland; two sisters, Faye Delp, Maryland, and Bertie Brown, Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, C.V. Jones, Ray Jones, and Joe Jones, and one grandson, Freddie Jones. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sharon Wiley officiating. Burial will be in the Jones Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Williams Funeral Home. 

MAYDIAN, Alpha Armentrout, 86, of Selma, died Sunday, October 15, 2000. Graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Alleghany Memorial Park, Low Moor. Arrangements by Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge.

McLAUGHLIN, William LeRoy, 78, of Carrsville, died Friday, October 13, 2000. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

SAUNDERS, Timothy Lamont, (Tim), Second Class, U.S. Navy, 32, of Java, died Thursday, October 12, 2000 aboard the U.S.S. Cole Warship, Aden, Yemen. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Inc. of Gretna.

SHANKS, James Stanley, Sr., (Jimmy), 64, of Raphine, died Saturday, October 14, 2000 at his home. He was born December 7, 1935 in Buena Vista, son of the late Oscar D. Shanks and Hallie Watts Shanks. Mr. Shanks was retired from Whites Truck Stop. He was a member of the Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness Church, and his spiritual birthday was January 1999. He was a former member of Fairfield Moose Club. He is survived by his wife, Alice Ruleman Shanks; four daughters, Angela S. Loan of Waynesboro, Melissa S. Sweet of Stuarts Draft, Christine E. Canham of Staunton, Tabatha M. Humphrey of Raphine; two sons, James S. Shanks, Jr. of Raphine, Joseph Ray Humphrey of Staunton; and eleven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. W.A. Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Service, Buena Vista. 

SPENCER, Sally Marie, 38, of Lynchburg, died Friday, October 13, 2000 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. Sally was born in Roanoke on September 12, 1962. She was a 1984 graduate of Randolph-Macon Women's College and was a former employee of Centra Health where she was a financial analyst. She was a member of March Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Donald Matthew Dair; one son, Alexander Spencer Dair; her mother, Eva Drates Spencer; her father, Charles Henry and his wife, Patsy S. Spencer, all of Lynchburg; six sisters, Melanie Ann Spencer and Melissa Sue Spencer, both of Lynchburg, Cynthia Roberta Anderson of Manassas, Cynthia Hall of Roseland, Elizabeth Ruth Spencer of Birmingham, Ala., and Caroline Spencer Betz of New York; her maternal grandmother, Mary Drates of Roanoke; her father and mother-in-law, Don and Jill Dair of Hampton; her aunt and uncle, Venny and William Floodman of Ventura, Calif.; a special friend, Susan Billingsly of Birmingham, Ala.; and a large extended family. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday from Marsh Memorial United Methodist Church with Dr. Barry Burkholder officiating. Afterwhich, the family will receive friends. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of the Hills, 3300 Rivermont Ave. Lynchburg, Va. 24503. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is serving the Spencer family.

THORNTON, Kern Edsel, 82, of Collinsville, died Saturday, October 14, 2000. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, at Roselawn Burial Park. Arrangements by Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville.

VERNON, Calvin Coolidge, 75, of Midlothian, and formerly of Collinsville, died Sunday, October 15, 2000. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Norris Funeral Chapel. Norris Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

WILCHER, Lilian Wiseman, 67, of Covington, died Saturday, October 14, 2000. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel.


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