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Dunford
Raymond Dunford, age 45, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997 in his home in Marion. 
Mr. Dunford was a lifelong resident of Smyth County. He was a member of the Adwolfe Freewill Baptist Church and an employee of Brunswick and Marion Composites for 25 years. 
Survivors include his wife, Edna Farmer Dunford, Marion; one daughter, Cherrie Lynn Dunford, Marion; his mother, Maxine Hutton Dunford Perkins, Marion; two brothers, Dennis Dunford, Astoria, N.Y., and Frank Dunford, Marion; five sisters: Elizabeth Haga, Peggy Snider, Barbara Testerman and Patsy Walters, all of Marion, and Audrey Moncrief, Texas; one granddaughter, Christy Lynn Pierce, Marion. 
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Interment will follow in the Thomas Cemetery. 
Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Francis 
Jesse G. Francis Jr., of Marion, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse G. Francis Sr., and was of the Christian faith. 
Mr. Francis was a native of Baltimore, Md., and had been living in Marion for the past six years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in Vietnam. He was employed with Kmart of Wytheville. 
Survivors include his wife, Cassandra L. Francis, Marion; his mother, Goldie Francis, Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Ann Weitzel and Doris Smullin, both of Baltimore, Md.; many nieces and nephews and one great-nephew. 
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Military honors were conducted by the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. Interment was private. 
Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Goins 
Oleta V. Goins, age 74, of Chilhowie, died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was the widow of Daniel Goins. 
Mrs. Goins was a resident of the Ridgefield Retirement Center in Seven Mile Ford. She was a graduate of Douglass School and attended Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C. She did graduate studies at Hampton University. 
Mrs. Goins was a teacher (retired) for the Galax City School System and was a long-standing member of Harris-Anderson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. She was also a member of various educational and social organizations. 
Survivors include one sister, Myrtle Smith, Des Moines, Iowa; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, in Harris-Anderson AME Zion Church with the Rev. Sherman W. Forney officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund of Harris-Anderson Church. Burial was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, in Old Town Cemetery, Galax. 
Robinson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. 

Hash 
Ruby Cook Hash, age 78, widow of Oscar Hash, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a wonderful homemaker, wife and mother. She enjoyed gardening and sewing. 
She is survived by one daughter, Betty Hash of Marion; one cousin, Retha Hamm of Elkton, Md. 
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. 

Havens 
William U. Havens, age 83, of Spring Lake, N.C., formerly of Rural Retreat, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996 in the Womack Army Medical Center in Ft. Bragg, N.C. 
Mr. Havens was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the Army as a Master Sgt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Henry and Ruth Rose Havens. 
Surviving are his wife, Ok Yon Havens, of the home; one daughter, Peggy Shepherd, Arizona; one son, William J. Havens, Las Vegas, Nev.; three brothers, Muncy Havens, Atkins, Walter Havens, Sugar Grove, and Floyd Havens, Marion; two sisters, Beatrice Parks, Sugar Grove, and Della M. Stowers, Wytheville; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m. at the Adcock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Lafayette Park-West in Fayetteville, N.C., with military honors. 
Adcock Funeral Home in Spring Lake, N.C., was in charge of arrangements. 

Johnson 
Fannie Irene Kilby Johnson, age 79, of Grant, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Robert Young, Grant. 
She was born Aug. 13, 1917 at Helton, N.C., to Lee and Connie Brooks Kilby. 
Surviving are her husband, Bruce Johnson; one daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Robert Young, Grant; four grandchildren and spouses: Linda and David Kalapko, Round Rock, Texas, Ricky and Debbie Young, Independence, Dianna and Bobby Campbell, Mouth of Wilson, and Cindy and Dave Wood, Sugar Grove; eight great-grandchildren: Matthew Anders, Anthony Young, Nathaniel Anders, Christie Parsons, Tiffany Young, Marlin Campbell, Alyssa Weaver, Zachary Wood; one great-great-granddaughter, Anna Parsons; three sisters, Barbara Kilby, Grant, Maxine Barnes, Norfolk, and Iva Roten, High Point, N.C.; two brothers, Dean Kilby, Woodbridge, and Carol Kilby, Rugby; a special sister-in-law, Susie Johnson, Rugby. 
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. in Reins-Sturdivant Chapel in Independence with the Rev. Wilmer Shepherd, the Rev. Rex Hall and the Rev. Fred E. Jennings officiating. Interment was in Corinth Cemetery, Rugby. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association for Research, National Headquarters, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, Ill. 60611 or to the Rugby Rescue Squad, Rt. 2, Box 195, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363. 
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence was in charge of arrangements. 

Kelly 
Pastor Gary Edsel Kelly, age 64, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997 at his home in Crockett. 
He was born Nov. 26, 1932 in Glade Hill (Franklin County), the son of the late Lucian Ted and Minnie Alice Smith Kelly. 
Pastor Kelly was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a former fireman with the Roanoke City Fire Dept., and had worked for the Texaco Oil Co. He served as Lutheran pastor at the Floyd-Willis Parish for 11 years and the Cripple Creek Parish in Crockett for 14 years. 
Surviving are his wife, Betty Lou Kelly, of the home; two daughters and son-in-law, Deidre Kelly and Garvice Jones, Boones Mill, and Christina Marie Kelly, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary William Kelly, Timothy David and Jennifer Kelly and Michael Goebel and Judy Kelly, all of Roanoke; seven grandchildren: Sean Kelly, Erin Kelly, Brandon Kelly, Katie Kelly, Monica Cowden, Angela Jones and Amy Jones; his mother-in-law, Admiral Cole, Roanoke. 
A funeral celebration will be held today, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church with Bishop Richard F. Bansemer, Pastor Jim Bangle, Pastor Ed Schaack and Pastor Joe Shumate officiating. Private inurnment will take place at a later date. The family requests that those who prefer may make memorials to the United Lutheran Memorial Fund. 
The family will receive friends at the residence at any time and following the services at the church with a potluck luncheon. 
Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat is in charge of arrangements. 

Legard 
Mary Lee Legard, age 83, widow of Charles W. "Jack" Legard, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Bob Legard and Tom Legard. 
She is survived by three grandsons, Rick Legard of Marshall, N.C., James Legard of Chilhowie, and Tony Legard of Bristol; four granddaughters, Cindy Cunningham of Westerville, Ohio, Debbie West of Jacksonville, Fla., Linda Kiddman of Roanoke, and Brenda Colgan of Burlington, N.J.; 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. 
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. in Seaver-Brown Chapel with Dr. William A. Slater and the Rev. Gene Little officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marion Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 784, Marion, VA 24354. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral chapel. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. 

Parks 
Lois Hazel Lanter Parks, age 74, of Atkins, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was born in Fries, the daughter of Joseph Christopher and Pearl Hall Lanter. She lived most of her life in the Smyth County area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elisha Josh Parks; one son, Otis Lee Parks; and one daughter, Margaret Gay Parks Kunkel. 
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and Steve Tilson, Elizabeth Kay and Howard Kestner, and Judy Mae Nelson, all of Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Maston and Ethel Parks of Monrovia, Md.; one sister, Effie Mae Padgett of Woodlawn; five grandchildren: Mindy Parks Green and husband Bill, Anita Parks, Jennifer Nelson, Julia Nelson and Ashley Kunkel; one grandson, Dustin Kunkel; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 4, at 10:45 a.m. in Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Weston Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in Wassum Cemetery. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. 

Powers 
Grace Ruth Powers, age 92, of Marion, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was the widow of Charlie Powers. 
Survivors include two nephews, Lee Manuel, Missouri, and Jesse Manuel, Arkansas; and many other nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be conducted today, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at the funeral home. 
Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Roulo 
Craig Philip Roulo, age 17, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 at his home in Marion. 
Survivors include his father, Craig F. Roulo, Marion; his mother, Jane M. Heymach, Richmond; his grandparents, Raymond and Joyce Roulo, Portville, N.Y.; one brother, Bobby Roulo, of the home; his stepmother, Shelby Pierce, Marion; three stepsisters: Tina, Chasity, and Charity, all of Marion; one stepbrother, Steven, Marion; one uncle, Scott Roulo. 
Funeral services will be conducted today, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. 
Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Shupe 
Lawrence Lester Shupe, age 82, of Meadowview, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. 
He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. He was a farmer. 
Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Tomlinson, Marion; one sister, Ruby Tolliver, Abingdon. 
Graveside services were conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, in Knollkreg Memorial Park with the Rev. Wayne Parsons officiating. 
Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements. 

Steele 
Laura H. Steele, age 73, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 in the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. She was preceded in death by one son, Eugene Steele. 
Mrs. Steele was a native of Smyth County and the widow of William O. Steele. She was a member of Russell's Chapel. She was employed at Superior Mills in Chilhowie as a supervisor for several years and had worked as a nurse's aid at the Smyth County Health Department. 
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Pat) Barr, and Mrs. Hurley (Brenda) Davis Jr., both of Marion; two sisters, Pauline Hash, Baltimore, Md., and Louise Barker, Marion; three grandchildren, William Chad Barr, Jerrie Lynne Barr, and Matthew Scott Davis; two great-grandchildren, Alexandria Nicole Barr and Matthew Branson Morrison Davis; several nieces and nephews also survive. 
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Herman Cress officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home. 
Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Umbarger 
Alma Pearl Umbarger, age 88, widow of George E. Umbarger, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. 
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Stephen Creger of Crockett; two sons and daughter-in-law, James H. Umbarger, and Ben F. and Jane Umbarger, all of Atkins; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. 
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Groseclose. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. 

Wyatt 
Willie Faye Wyatt, age 80, of Damascus, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. 
Mrs. Wyatt was a lifelong resident of the Damascus area and was the widow of Clifford Wyatt. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Damascus. She was preceded in death by one son, Ray Allan Wyatt. 
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Texie) Lord, Bristol; two sons, Jim L. Wyatt and Bud G. Wyatt, both of Winchester; four sisters, Lavinia "Curly" Poff, Damascus, Mrs. S.L. (Margaret) Jackson, Abingdon, Rowena Alderson and Peggy Rust, both of Danville; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a dear friend, Carrie Trent. 
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 4, in First Baptist Church, Damascus, with the Rev. Don Lasley officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. today until time of service. 
Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus is in charge of arrangements. 

Ashton 
Charles Y. Ashton, age 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996 in All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Berniece Ashton and one grandson, Charley Ashton. 
He was a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His many decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with four oakleaf clusters. He was a life member of the Elks Club and All Saints Episcopal Church. 
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Opal Ashton, Fort Worth, Texas; two sons, Chuck Ashton Jr. of Burleson, Texas, and Mike Ashton of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Patty Koski of Marion; one sister, Sydney Youngson, La Jolla Calif.; six grandchildren. 
Graveside services were held Thursday, Jan. 2, at Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas with full military honors. 
Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas was in charge of arrangements. 

Blevins 
Charles Woodrow Blevins, age 77, of Chilhowie, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a retired employee of the Pepsi-Cola Co., Marion. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary Emily Tuell Blevins; one son, Charles William Blevins, Chilhowie; three daughters, Rosie Overbay, Alice Sue Sheets, both of Chilhowie, and Marie Shupe, Max Meadows; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd L. Sheets officiating. Burial was in the Grosses Creek Cemetery. 
Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements. 

Calhoun 
Carey Evans Calhoun, age 35, of Bristol, Tenn., formerly of Sugar Grove, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997 in Johnson City Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident in Elizabethton, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold K. Calhoun, Sugar Grove and Bartow, W.Va. 
She was a graduate of Emory & Henry College and was employed by HFS Inc. in Elizabethton. 
Survivors include her mother, Marguerite R. "Meg" Calhoun, Bluff City, Tenn.; three sisters, Ann B. Jones, Bluff City, Tenn., Pamela Hannam, Arlington, and Pat Samuels, Columbia, Mo.; one brother, Peter S. Barrow, Silver Spring, Md. 
Funeral services and burial were held in Arbovale, W.Va. 
Memorial donations may be sent to No-Kill Cat Shelter, 26474 Honey Locust Road, Abingdon, VA 24211. 
Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of local arrangements. 

Powers 
Mabel Gwyn Powers, age 83, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997 in Francis Marion Manor. 
Mrs. Powers was the widow of Avery Isaac Powers and a member of the Adwolfe Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lois Powers. 
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Howard (June) Richardson, Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Carson L. and Kathleen Powers, Marion; one brother, Clarence Powers, Chilhowie; five sisters, Virginia Heath, Grey Grinstead, and June Brinkley, all of Chilhowie, May Gibson, Aliceville, Ala., and Dorothy Pollard, Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. in Adwolfe Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Burial will follow in the McClure Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. 
Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Carter 
Rev. C.F. Carter, age 88, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997 at his home in Sugar Grove. 
Rev. Carter was a minister for the Church of God of Prophecy for more than 40 years and was a member of the Home Builders Association. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Willie Lee Carter. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary M. Testerman Carter of Sugar Grove; three daughters, Nell Masters of Augusta, Ga., Maxine Woodard of New Castle, Del., and Bobby Joyce Neal of Wilmington, Del.; four sons: Vernon C. Carter and Richard L. Carter, both of New Castle, Del., Lewis Carter of Newark, Del., and Randall E. Carter of Bear, Del.; five stepchildren including a special stepson, Ed Testerman of Speedwell; 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. at McCrery Memorial Chapel in Wilmington, Del. Burial followed in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Del. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. 

Felty 
Edith Edna Martin Felty, age 102, of Wytheville, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997 in the Birdmont Health Care Center. 
She was born Feb. 18, 1894 in Greenwood, the daughter of the late John William and Matilda Jane Moyer Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, John William Felty and an infant son. 
Mrs. Felty graduated from Greenwood High School and Roanoke Business College. She came to Wytheville and accepted a position with the S.F. Ewald Insurance Agency in 1914. She joined the St. Paul Methodist Church in 1915 where she taught Sunday School for 50 years. 
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Willis L. (Helen) Corvin, and Mrs. William L. (Margaret) Snavely of Wytheville; four grandchildren, William B. and Mary Corvin, Herndon, Willis G. and Loretta Corvin, Thaxton, Lynda H. and Ray Dossett, Morehead City, N.C., Robert J. and Caroline Hurt, Smithfield; one step-grandson, Michael and Teresa Snavely, Marion; 11 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Maude Du Bois, Milford, Penn.; one sister-in-law, Myrtle Repass, Birdmont Health Care Center; a host of nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Chapel with interment in the East End Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the St. Paul United Methodist Church or the West End United Methodist Church. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of arrangements. 

Gullion 
Sherman "Dude" Gullion, age 66, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997 at his home in Marion. 
He is survived by his wife, Martha Powell Gullion of Marion; two daughters, Pam Gullion of Abingdon, and Angela Barr of Chilhowie; one son, Kevin Gullion of Atkins; one brother, Daniel Gullion of Dublin; three grandchildren, Jarrett Gullion, Tristian Barr and Colin Gullion. 
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Seaver-Brown Chapel with burial in Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. 

Harris 
Helen Aldena Farmer Harris, age 78, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997 at her home in Lehigh Acres, Fla. 
Born in Rugby, Mrs. Harris was a member of the Women's Army Corp and attached to the Pentagon during World War II, as well as working for the Secret Service. She was a staunch Republican and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lehigh Acres, Fla. 
She is survived by her husband, Edmund Harris of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; two daughters, Karen Lynn Harris Milam of York, Penn., and Pamela Lee Ragland of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; two sons, Donald H. Harris of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Kevin P. Harris of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; three sisters, Zuria Austin of Austin, Texas, Stella Faye Farmer and Ada Marie Tilson, both of Marion; two brothers, Robert Farmer and Jack Farmer, both of Marion; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Haw Orchard Baptist Church, Grayson County, with the Rev. Rex Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Haw Orchard Cemetery. The eulogy will be given by her oldest granddaughter, Dawn Michelle Gully. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 205 E. Joel Blvd., Lehigh Acres, Fla. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. 

Kirk 
Beulah Sheets Kirk, age 95, widow of Glenn M. Kirk, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997. Mrs. Kirk was a member of Comers Creek Baptist Church. 
She is survived by six daughters, Mary Lee Kirk, Pauline Pickle, and Helen Barnes, all of Marion, Opal Stamper of Chilhowie, Charlotte Childers of Spartanburg, S.C., and Carol Caldwell of Bluefield, W.Va.; three sons, Gene Lowman of Sugar Grove, Frank Lowman of Columbus, Ind., and Ray Lowman, Bel-Air, Md.; one stepdaughter, Katherine Stone of Marion; two stepsons, James Kirk of Christiansburg, and Ralph Kirk of Salem; one brother, Gordie Sheets of Sugar Grove; 54 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Price and the Rev. Roger Frost officiating. Burial followed in West Cemetery in Marion. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. 

Leslie 
Reginald W. Leslie, age 74, of Glade Spring, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. 
He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church and a veteran of World War II. 
Survivors include one son, Glen Leslie, Glade Spring; one daughter, Glenda Leslie, Glade Spring; three grandchildren, Gary Leslie, Leigh Leslie, and Derrick Leslie, all of Glade Spring; one great-granddaughter. 
Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, in Mt. Rose Cemetery with the Rev. Wiley Mayo officiating. Donations may be made to Glade Spring Rescue Squad. 
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements. 

McBride 
Carrie Evelyn Rader Jonas McBride, age 60, of Atkins, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997 at the Wytheville Community Hospital. 
Mrs. McBride was a native of Tennessee, but had lived in Smyth County for several years. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Rader; one son, Michael A. Jonas; and two brothers, F.D. Rader and Henry Rader. 
Survivors include her husband, N. Lee McBride, Atkins; her mother, Faye Mickels, Greensboro, N.C.; three daughters, Sharon A. Minter, Rural Retreat, Mitzi G. Nelson, Marion, and Deena R. King, Climax, N.C.; two sons, Douglas G. Jonas, Blacksburg, and Jonathan F.W. Jonas, Bluefield, W.Va.; one brother, Jay D. Rader, Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Mary F. Felts, Phoenix, Ariz., Dorothy A. Beasley, Pensacola, Fla., and Wilma L. Rader, Burlington, N.J.; 24 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment followed in the Round Hill Cemetery. 
Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Morrell 
Annie Crumley Morrell, age 93, of Bristol, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Daniel Morrell, and two daughters, Rosemary Westfall and Glenna Nease. 
She was owner and operator of Goose Pimple Junction Grocery with her husband. She had been a pianist for many years at area churches. She was of the Methodist faith. 
Survivors include one son, David Morrell, Chilhowie; one brother, Hal Crumley, Gray, Tenn.; seven grandchildren including a special granddaughter, Anna Gentry, Abingdon; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jack Garland officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. 
Akard Funeral Home in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements. 

Osborne 
Robert L. Osborne, age 70, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 at his home in Saltville. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Havens) Osborne. 
Survivors include three sons, Howard Osborne and Willis Osborne, both of Saltville, and Charles Osborne, Chilhowie; four grandchildren; one great-grandson. 
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Surber and the Rev. Curt Havens officiating. Burial was in the Ridgedale Cemetery. 
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements. 

Powers 
Hazel Taylor Powers, age 89, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. 
Mrs. Powers was a native of Ashe County, N.C., and had lived most of her life in Smyth County. She was the widow of Vaughn J. Powers and a member of Parker's Chapel Church. 
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bud (Ethel B.) Ashby, Chilhowie; six sons and daughters-in-law: Howard L. and June Richardson, Earl G. and Irene Powers, Rev. Joe D. and Norma Powers, Jessie Blain and Wanda Powers, and V.J. and Molly Powers, all of Marion, and Ronnie F. Powers, Chilhowie; a special son-in-law, Bud Ashby; two sisters, Blanche Stamper, Chilhowie, Grace Martin, Chicago, Ill.; 37 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. in Parker's Chapel, Dry Fork, with the Rev. Chester Hensley and the Rev. Dennis Eller officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Church Cemetery. 
Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Scott 
Azel "A" Scott, age 75, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. 
He was a resident of the Hayter's Gap Community where he operated the A.E. Scott Grocery for many years. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. 
Survivors include his wife, Jean Kennedy Scott; one daughter, Mitzi J. Burkett, Mesa, Ariz.; three brothers, Sunshine Scott and Clyde Scott, both of Abingdon, and Bascom Scott, Palmyra; two sisters, Cleo Mays and Shirley Hagy, both of Abingdon; one granddaughter, Chelsey Burkett, Mesa, Ariz. 
Graveside services will be conducted today, Jan. 8, at 2:30 p.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with the Rev. Moses Salyer officiating. Family and friends may assemble at the funeral home at 2 p.m. for a procession to the cemetery. 
Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements. 

Smith 
Thomas Taylor Smith, age 83, formerly of Marion, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997 in the South Fulton Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. 
Mr. Thomas lived most of his life in the Marion area before moving to Atlanta for the past year and a half. He was a graduate of the Bluefield State College. He worked as a brickmason in the Marion and Wytheville areas having been a part of the construction of many buildings in the downtown area. 
Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Smith, Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Sandra Moody and Tomasina Barnes, both of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Karen Barnes and Shelli Barnes, both of Atlanta, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, David Campbell-Moody, Troy Campbell-Moody, and Korey Campbell-Moody; a host of nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill E. Hinton and the Rev. Carol Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow in the Round Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home. 
Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Snavely 
William Luther (Bill) Snavely, age 78, of Wytheville, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997 in the Wythe County Community Hospital. 
Mr. Snavely was born in Wythe County, the son of the late Frank and Lena Baumgardner Snavely. He was a lifetime member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rural Retreat where he served as a councilman and trustee, a past member of the Wythe County Rescue Squad, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a shop foreman at new car dealerships in Wythe and Smyth counties for over 50 years. 
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Hurt Snavely of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Teresa Snavely of Marion; two granddaughters, Kara Snavely and Ashley Snavely; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Ray Dossett, Morehead City, N.C.; one stepson and daughter-in-law, Robert and Caroline Hurt, Smithfield; four step-grandsons, Keith and Todd Dossett, Darden and Robby Hurt; one step-great-granddaughter, Megan Dossett. 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Larry M. Bollinger, the Rev. Norman Wilhoit, and Dr. Charles C. Burnett officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family requests that those who prefer may make memorials to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 478, Rural Retreat, VA 24368 or the charity of their choice. 
Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat was in charge of arrangements. 

Sparks 
George H. Sparks of White Post, died Jan. 3, 1997, at a hospital in Winchester. He was born in Chatham Hill, the son of Nanny and T.S. Sparks Sr. 
He is survived by his wife, Cloe Thweatt Sparks; one son, Charles Sparks; one stepson, one stepdaughter; four sisters: Polly Sparks Hillmuth, Marion, Mary Sparks Allison, Chilhowie, Nell Sparks Edwards, and Oma Jean Sparks Adkins, both of Winchester; one brother, F.L. Sparks, White Post. 
Funeral services and burial were held Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Winchester. 
Jones Funeral Home in Winchester was in charge of arrangements. 

Vernon 
Glenna Pugh Vernon, age 83, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. 
Mrs. Vernon was born Oct. 19, 1913 in Grayson County. She attended Johnston Memorial Nursing School and graduated in 1935. She served the public as a registered nurse for 46 years. She was the widow of C.H. Vernon. 
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Sam and Gail Vernon of Marion; one brother, B. Jack Pugh, Lynchburg; two grandsons, David and Neal; one granddaughter, Anna; one step-grandchild, Chad. 
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carol Ferguson officiating. Interment followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations made to the Marion Life Saving Crew or the Laurel Springs Church. 
Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Woods 
Louise T. Woods, age 84, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997 in Francis Marion Manor. She was the widow of Wade Woods. 
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John R. (Lois) King, Marion; one sister, Mabel Overbay; a special nephew, Dale Alan Miller; a special niece, Mrs. Earl K. (Elouise L.) Miller; three grandchildren, Tonda Gail King, John E. King, Tanja Scaggs; nine great-grandchildren: Tiffany Tomlin, Michael Robert Fisher, Tiara Fisher, Zachary King, Eric Lyle King, Courtney Scaggs, John Scaggs, Jared Scaggs, and Michael Deel; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Interment was in Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat. 
Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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