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Kate Dunagan Hight 
Kate Dunagan Hight, 88, of Pulaski died Friday, April 4, 1997, in the Radford Community Hospital. 
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. in the Stevens Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Floyd Clyburn. Interment was in the Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski. 
She was the daughter of the late Enoch Dunagan and Mary Ellen Fanning Dunagan. 
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Crockett Hight. 
Survivors include one daughter, Mary H. Barlow of Barlow of Beaverdam; one son, Ralph C. Hight of Pulaski; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. 
Stevens Funeral Home in Pulaski was in charge of the arrangements. 

Janet J. King 
Janet J. King, 66, of Rural Retreat died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, in the Wythe County Community Hospital. 
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at the Rural Retreat United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Countiss officiating. Interment followed in the Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat. She was a daughter of the late Issac Greek and Jettie Huddle King. She was a graduate of Marion College and furthered her education in music at George Washington University at St. Louis, Mo. She taught music for many years and also played the pipe organ for her church for 20 years. She had been employed by the Governmental District Three in Wytheville for the past five years. 
She was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Fields; and two brothers, Arnold King and Ivan S. King. 
Survivors include one sister, Ruby K. Groseclose of Marion; one brother and three sisters-in-law, Everett C. and Nancy King of Martinsville, Etta Mae King of Burlington, N.C., and Nina King of Fort Worth, Texas; two nieces and husband, Kathy G. and Gerald Mabe of Wytheville, and Amy K. King of Raleigh, N.C.; two nephews, Larry King and Roger King, both of Burlington, N.C.; and two great-nieces, one great-nephew, two great-great-nieces, many friends; students and neighbors. 
The family requests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Rural Retreat United Methodist Church (Epworth House Project), or to the Polio Society. 
Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat was in charge of the arrangements. 

Allen Smith Sayers 
Allen Smith Sayers, 63, of Morristown, Tenn. and formerly of Elk Creek, died Thursday, April 10, 1997, in Morristown, Tenn. 
Graveside services will be Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. in the Lebanon Methodist Church Cemetery, Elk Creek conducted by Rev. Doug Stuart. 
He was a son of the late William and Maude Sayers and was a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church, a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was retired from Roadway. 
He is survived by his wife, Helen Stuart Sayers of Morristown, Tenn.; a sister, Mattie Testerman of Elk Creek; two brothers, Harold Sawyers of Elk Creek, and Hale Sawyers of Mt. Sidney; and several nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends Saturday, April 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Grubb Funeral Home. 
The Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements. 

James William Stuart 
James William "Coley" Stuart, 75, of Speedwell died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, in the Smyth County Community Hospital. 
Funeral services were held Friday, April 11, at 2 p.m. in the Grubb funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Doug Stuart. Interment was in the Speedwell United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
He was a member of the Speedwell Pentecostal Holiness Church. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Henry and Annie Henley Stuart. 
Survivors include two sisters, Barbara Farmer and Aileen Newberry, both of Speedwell; a brother Jack Reynolds Stuart of Speedwell; a sister-in-law, Frances Stuart of Speedwell; and several nieces and nephews. 
The Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of the arrangements. 

Helen Ruth Boyles 
Helen Ruth Boyles, 74, of Asheboro, N.C., died Thursday, July 3, 1997, at her home. 
Funeral services were Sunday, July 6, at 2 p.m. at the Ridge Funeral Home Chapel in Asheboro, N.C., with the Rev. Junior Dawkins officiating. Graveside services were Sunday at 5 p.m. at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Cripple Creek. 
She was a native of Wythe County and retired from Crawford Knitting. She was of the Baptist faith. 
She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Cline. 
Survivors include her former husband, Donald Hurley of Asheboro, N.C.; three daughters, Joann Foland, Evelyn Thomas, and Louise Hill, all of Asheboro, N.C.; two sisters, June McComas of Princeton, W.Va., and Dixie Jo Acree of Grayville, Ill.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204. 
Ridge Funeral Home in Asheboro, N.C. was in charge of the arrangements. 

Wayne Eugene Corvin 
Wayne Eugene "Gene" Corvin, 54, of Wytheville, died Sunday, July 6, 1997, at his home. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 9, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Grubb Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Galilee Christian Church Cemetery. 
He was retired from the Virginia Department of Highways. 
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Sherri Corvin of Independence; one daughter and son-in-law, Tracie L. and Matt Byrd of Chilhowie; one sister, Dorothy Hoback of Wytheville; one brother, Randolph Corvin of Wytheville; and two granddaughters, Alicia L. Jones and Crystal Corvin. 
The Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mary Frances Newberry Granberg 
Mary Frances Newberry Granberg, 84, of Brian Center, Fincastle, died Sunday, July 6, 1997. 
Graveside services and interment were held Tuesday, July 8, at 4 p.m. at the Mechanicsburg Cemetery with Tom Turner officiating. 
She was born in Kentucky, Dec. 16, 1912, a daughter of the late Jesse H. Newberry and Mollie Stafford. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Erik Granberg; and children. 
Survivors include six grandchildren, Sharon L. Terry, Karen K. Turner, Barbara L. Cook, Rhonda A. Toro, and Eric A. Kuykendall; eight great-grandchildren, Travis S. Turner, S. Paul Reid, Jesse S. Terry, Carrie A. Toro, Melissa N. Toro, Stephanie R. Kuykendall, Erik M. Kuykendall, and Roni E. Kuykendall; and a cousin, Park Bogle of Pulaski. 
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland was in charge of the arrangements. 

Samuel Terry Monday 
Samuel Terry Monday, 52, of Rural Route 3, Wytheville, died Monday, July 7, 1997, in the Wythe County Community Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 11, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Grubb Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Blankenship and the Rev. Donald C. Nance officiating. Interment will follow in the Monday Family Cemetery. 
He was the operator of Monday's Garage. 
He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Cook Monday; three daughters and son-in-law, Rebecca Dawn Monday, Patricia Dawn Monday, both of Wytheville, and Becky and Don McGraw of Max Meadows; one son and daughter-in-law, Samuel J. and Heather Monday of Max Meadows; his mother, Hazel Stoots Monday Rutledge of Sedalia, Mo.; five sisters, Brenda Gail Adams of Dublin, Becky Adams of Max Meadows, Kay Harmon of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Valeria Crawford of Savannah, Ga., and Joncie Bressi of Quebec, Canada; two brothers, Rev. G.T. Monday of Wytheville, and Hal Monday of Max Meadows; and two grandchildren, Kayla Monday of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Dakota Monday of Max Meadows. 
Friends may call Thursday, July 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Grubb Funeral Home. 
The Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements. 

Millard Ellis Myers 
Millard Ellis "Huckleberry" Myers, 93, of Bland, died Friday, July 4, 1997, in Bluefield Regional Medical Center. 
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 6, at 2 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, with the Rev. Eddie Dalton and Rev. James Walker officiating. Burial was in the Myers Family Cemetery, Route 2, Bland. 
He was born April 1, 1904, at Crandon, the son of the late Gordon William and Laura Blankenship Myers. 
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Nina Jane Saunders and Merrell Gaye Burton. 
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Jessie White Myers of Bland; six sons and daughters-in-law, George Byron and Nancy Myers of Bluefield, W.Va., Rev. William O. and Dessie Myers of Parrott, Richard and Brenda Myers of Princeton, W.Va., James R. Myers of Bland; D.A. and Debi Myers of Bland, and Raymond and Jane Myers of Floyd; three daughters and sons-in-law, Loetta J. and Paige Welsh of Four Oaks, N.C., Faye and Robert Burton of Bland, and Julia and Wayne Acors of Ruther Glen; 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Bland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 10, Bastian, VA 24314. 
A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in White Gate was in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Wayne Parks 
Carl Wayne Parks, 57, of Roanoke, died Thursday, July 3, 1997. 
Funeral services were held Monday, July 7, at noon at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel with the Rev. Mark Washington and the Rev. Charles "Chip" Doyle officiating. Burial was in Sherwood Memorial Park. 
He served as chairman of deacons, teacher of the Praying Hands Sunday school class, and a member of the Joyful Servants class at the Hollins Road Baptist Church, Roanoke. 
He was preceded in death by infant sons, Donald Edward Parks and Anthony Wayne Parks; his parents, Matthew and Daisy Parks; and two brothers, Alfred Parks and Howard Parks. 
Survivors include his wife, Linda Parks of Roanoke, formerly of Max Meadows; a sister, Virginia St. Clair; three brothers, Corbin Parks, John Parks, and Carson Parks. Among his survivors are brothers-in-law and spouses, Joe and Alice Parks of Salem, formerly of Max Meadows, and Bobby and Hilda Parks of Ceres, formerly of Max Meadows; a sister-in-law and spouse, Audrey and Warren Thompson of Max Meadows; and several aunts, nieces and nephews. 
Lotz Roanoke Chapel in Roanoke was in charge of the arrangements. 

Albert Gilmer Updyke 
Albert Gilmer Updyke, 83, of Bland, died Saturday, July 5, 1997. 
Funeral services were held Monday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel, Bland, with the Rev. Curt McKee officiating. Interment followed in the Updyke Family Cemetery. 
He was a lifelong resident of Bland County and a member of Crandon Presbyterian Church. He attended VPI as a young man and returned home to manage the family farm. He was a director of Dublin Livestock Market and had served as director of the Bland County Bank. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the American Hereford Cattlemen's Association and a director of Bland County Fair Association. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Junius Marcellus and Ada Lee Davis Updyke; and one brother, Junius Davis Updyke. 
Survivors include one brother, Garland L. Updyke of Hernando, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Edith) Harmon of Bristol, and Ethel Shaver of Blountville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. 
The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to Bland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 10, Bastian, VA 24314. 
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland was in charge of the arrangements. 

Lillian Shrader Burton 
Lillian Shrader Burton, 82, of Route 2, Bland, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with the Rev. Dave Wall officiating. Burial will follow in the Shrader Cemetery in Bland County. 
She was born in Bland County on March 19, 1915, and was a daughter of the late Pyott Frazier and Mary Susan Crabtree Shrader. She was a member of the Round Bottom United Methodist Church on Wolf Creek in Bland County. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Payton Mathas Burton. 
Survivors include a brother, Watha Shrader of Narrows; three sisters, Linzie Cochrane and Eunice Childress, both of Bastian, and Blanche Walker of Bland; and a special nephew, Jim Shrader of Bluefield, W.Va. 
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Round Bottom United Methodist Church, Route 2, Narrows, VA 24124. 
Riffe's Funeral Service Inc. in Narrows is in charge of the arrangements. 

Jeanine Arnold Coleman 
Jeanine Arnold Coleman, 57, of Richmond, formerly of Wythe County, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, in the Stuart Circle Hospital in Richmond. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home Chapel in Wytheville with the Rev. Larry Brooks and the Rev. Don Crockett officiating. Interment will follow in the West End Cemetery. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Peyton Kelly Arnold. 
Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Vickie Sue Coleman, and Lori and Phillip Cannon, all of Richmond; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Cindi Coleman of Richmond; her mother, Bessie Harmon Arnold of Route 2, Max Meadows; a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Sonny Porter of Max Meadows; a brother and special friend, Larry Arnold Sr. and Sue Harden of Wytheville; six grandchildren, Kari Cannon, Cori Coleman, Rusty Tipton, Jason Fiffick, Stevie Coleman Jr., and Jackie Coleman; one step-grandchild, Amber Lethco; a special friend, Calvin Vickers of Richmond; and 10 nieces and nephews. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements. 

Jessie Mintora Gravely 
Jessie Mintora "Dollie" Gravely, 76, of Max Meadows, the Fox Mountain Community, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in the Wythe County Community Hospital. 
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m. at the Gravely Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Aleene Akers officiating. Interment followed in the Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. 
She was born in Wythe County a daughter of the late William Henry and Margaret Diana Asten Chrisley. She was a member of the Gravely Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church. 
She is survived by her husband, William Estel Gravely of the home; five daughters and sons-in-law, Myrtle and Alfred Hughett of Pulaski, Ruby Marshall, and Tinnie and Mike Marshall, all of Georgia, Jane and Ronnie Cofer of Georgetown, Tenn., and Mary and Berlin Cook of Austinville; four sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Glenna Gravely, Doug and Joyce Gravely, all of Max Meadows, Allen Gravely of Radford, and David and Marsha Gravely of Max Meadows; two sisters, Bessie Earhart of Wytheville, and Frances Wright of Akron, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Lena Chrisley of Max Meadows; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edward Lee Gravely of Austinville, and Margie Marie Gravely of Wytheville; 35 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of the arrangements. 

Frank M. Greer Jr. 
Frank M. "Ikey" Greer Jr., 72, of Rural Retreat, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in the Wythe County Community Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 15, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lindsey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Countiss officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 229. 
He was born in Marion, the son of the late Frank M. Sr. and Ruth Spence Greer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Rural Retreat United Methodist Church. 
He is survived by his wife, Della Long Greer of the home; one daughter, Patricia R. Greer of Archdale, N.C.; one granddaughter, Christy H. Cox of Thomasville, N.C.; two great-grandsons, Kyle Cox and Christopher Cox; and one sister, Louise G. Testerman of Rural Retreat. 
Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to the Rural Retreat United Methodist Church or the Rural Retreat Emergency Services. 
The family will receive friends Saturday, Feb. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lindsey Funeral Home or at the residence at any time. 
Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat is in charge of the arrangements. 

Edith Marie Dunford Ingo 
Edith Marie Dunford Ingo, 86, of Wytheville, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, in the Birdmont Health Care Center. 
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Cemetery with Jack King officiating. 
She was born in Wythe County the daughter of the late Hugh and Mariah Arnold Dunford. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul P. "Pat" Ingo; and a son, Charles Ingo. 
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Frances and George Cook of Chester; a daughter-in-law, Frances Ingo of Richmond; four grandchildren, Gail Morris, Wayne Ingo, David Ingo, and Henry Ingo; four great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Cordie Aker of Route 3, Wytheville; a half-brother, Leslie Dunford of Wytheville; and several nieces and nephews. 
Reese Funeral Home in Austinville is in charge of the arrangements. 

James Edward Jones Sr. 
James Edward "Jimmy" Jones Sr., 85, of Wytheville, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in the Wythe County Community Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Bethel AME Church with the Rev. Leonard Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before service time. 
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of the late Henry and Alice Jones and was a member of the Bethel AME Church. He was retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad. 
He was preceded in death by a son, James Jones Jr. 
Survivors include his wife, Virginia M. Jones of the home; a son and two daughters-in-law, Rodney and Lori Jones of Wytheville, and Lilly Jones of Asbury Park, N.J.; a sister-in-law, Lucille Ward of Wytheville; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements. 

Clifford Benjamin Lineback 
Clifford Benjamin Lineback, 75, of Wytheville, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salem. 
Graveside services and interment will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Epworth Memorial Methodist Church in Cana with the Rev. Wayne McMillan officiating. 
He was born in Carroll County, a son of late Wiley T. and Mary Ellen Easter Lineback. He delivered produce in the Cana and North Carolina area and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion Post No. 9 and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. 
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lewis Lineback, W.H. Lineback, and Wiley T. Lineback Jr. 
Survivors include a brother, Glenn E. Lineback of Clemons, N.C.; and five nieces. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements. 

Ruth T. Pickle 
Ruth T. Pickle, 77, of Abingdon, formerly of Rural Retreat, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in the Johnston Memorial Hospital. 
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. at the Lindsey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Briggs officiating. Interment followed in the Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat. 
She was born in Burkes Garden, a daughter of the late Robert and Alice Hoback Thompson. She was the widow of Leonard Earl Pickle. 
She is survived by two daughters, Margaret E. Spraker of Route 3, Wytheville, and Alice K. Roberson of Galax; two sons, Robert P. "Bobby" Musser of Rural Retreat, and Edward E. Pickle of Abingdon; three sisters, Bessie Bane and Mary T. Hall, both of Rural Retreat, and Lorraine Haden of Missouri; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one stepgrandchild, and three step-great-grandchildren. 
Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat was in charge of the arrangements. 

Eula Mae Crouse Tickle 
Eula Mae Crouse Tickle, 86, of Bland, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at her residence. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Hyndrich officiating. Interment will follow in the Robinette Cemetery, Bland. 
She was a daughter of the late Lemuel Henry Franklin Hue Anderson Crouse and Sarah Ollie Joines Crouse. She was a member of Saint Matthews Lutheran Church since 1935 and an associate member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. 
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Lee Smith and Bertie Alvirda Hage; one brother, Henry Maston Crouse; one niece, June Lee Smith Leonardi; three infant brothers; and her husband, Ewing Tickle. 
Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Guida Rea and Charles Wilson Lefler of Salem, and Vera Lene Tickle of Bland; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Sabrina Lynn and Teddy Doyle Lee of Salem; and one great-grandson, Chess Matthew Lee of Salem. 
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland is in charge of the arrangements. 

Jennifer Tickle Warden 
Jennifer Tickle Warden, 48, of Bland, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Twin County Regional Hospital. 
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at New Life Worship Center with the Pastor Leon Goad officiating. Interment was in the Bland Cemetery. 
She was born Nov. 11, 1949, in Bland. 
She is survived by her husband, Robert Duncan of Radford; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Mike Gossett of Greensboro, N.C., Donna and Rick Akers of Bastian, and Holly Morris of Bluefield; a son, Rusty Warden of Greensboro, N.C.; her mother, Virginia Tickle of Bland; a sister, Beth Tickle of Galax; three brothers, Larry Tickle of Norfolk, Kenny Tickle and Linwood Tickle, both of Bland; and four grandchildren, Bryan Gossett, Caleb Gossett, Joel Akers, and Matthew Morris. 
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home in Galax was in charge of the arrangements.

Ollie Newby Goins 
Ollie Newby Goins, 81, of Bland, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in the St. Luke's Hospital in Bluefield, W.Va. 
Funeral services were held Friday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel in Bland with the Rev. Doug Hyndrich officiating. Interment followed in the Bland Cemetery. 
She was born in Pulaski. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Goins. 
Survivors include a sister, Willie Hinkley of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. 
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland was in charge of the arrangements.


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