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Terry Dean Burks 
Terry Dean Burks, 41, of Ivanhoe Road, Max Meadows, Va., died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002. 
A graveside service will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. at Fisherman Cemetery in Ivanhoe, Va., with the Rev. Rocky Dalton officiating. 
He attended Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and was employed with Hutchinson Sealing Systems. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl A. Burks Jr. 
Survivors include a daughter, Jessica Braxton of Speedwell, Va.; a mother, Sandra Crockett Burks of Ivanhoe, Va.; three sisters, Carla R. Burks of Wytheville, Va., Dana C. Burks of Max Meadows, Va., and Angela D. Burks of Roanoke, Va.; brother, Lyndon K. Burks of Ivanhoe, Va.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other close relatives and friends. 
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home, or at the residence of his mother at any time. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Virginia Rubush Cabell 
Virginia Rubush "Ginia" Cabell, of Parker, Colo., formerly of Wytheville, Va., died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at her home. 
A joint graveside memorial service for Gina and Bud Cabell will be Sunday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. at the St. Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery conducted by Pastor Steve Ridenhour. 
She was a lifelong homemaker, teacher and pilot. She and her husband, Bud, were married in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Wytheville, Va., four days after D day. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Derosey Carroll "Bud" Cabell, on May 30, 1998. 
Survivors include three children, Ann Noel, Robert Brown Cabell, both of Parker, Colo., and Michael John Cabell of Maryland; and three grandchildren, Jeff, Erin and Mike. 
Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

David M. Hobbs 
David M. Hobbs, 80, of San Diego, Calif., died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002. 
A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in the West End Cemetery with the Rev. Robert "Bob" Billingsley officiating. American Legion Post No. 9 will conduct graveside military honors. 
He was born in Tennessee on Nov. 17, 1921, a son of the late Sam and Gladys Hobbs. He joined the Navy on Sept. 11, 1941, and retired as chief petty officer on Sept. 1, 1985 with 44 years of service. He served during World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He married, Virginia Jackson on Oct. 3, 1953, daughter of the late Lauren C. Jackson and Willie M. Jackson of Route 2, Wytheville, Va. He was of the Baptist faith. 

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Virginia Jackson Hobbs of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Bill Hobbs of Petros, Tenn.; a sister, Patsy Parker of Dotham, Ala.; his mother-in-law, Willie M. Jackson formerly of Wytheville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. 
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Charles William Riggins 
Charles William "Charlie" Riggins, 58, of the Piney Community in Max Meadows, Va., died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at his residents. 
A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home Chapel in Wytheville, Va. with the Rev. Bobby Lewis officiating. American Legion Post No. 9 will conduct military rites. 
He had served in the U.S. Army. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil C. Riggins. 
Survivors include two daughters, Carlina Neco Riggins of Max Meadows, Va., and Jessica Burnett of Pulaski, Va.; his mother, Annie D. Riggins of Max Meadows, Va.; two stepsons, Calvin Thomas of Pulaski, Va., and Donnie Dillow Jr. of the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, N.C.; a sister, Joyce A. Cregger of Max Meadows, Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Jerry S. and Novella Riggins of Louisa, Va., and Roger and Lora Riggins of Catlett, Va.; two grandchildren, Katy Burnett and Kyle Burnett; two step-grandchildren, Jacob Thomas and Drew Thomas; special nieces, Pam Cregger and Lisa Shoemake; special nephew, Franklin Cregger; special great-niece, Elisha Shereé Blair; special great-nephew, Adam Shoemake; and several other nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. (service time) at the Barnett Funeral Home. 
The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Lead Mines Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 502, Austinville, VA 24312. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Edward Groseclose 
Larry Edward Groseclose, 59, of Wytheville, Va., died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at his residence. 
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home Chapel with Vicar Harvey Atkinson and Pastor Joe Shumate officiating. Interment will follow in the West End Cemetery. 
He retired as a colonel from the Wytheville Police Department with 25 years service and was a member of the Wytheville Fire Department for 20 years. He was a member of the Lebanon Lutheran Church where he had served in various offices and was treasurer of the Cemetery Fund. 
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Martin Groseclose of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Alana Groseclose Hancock of Wytheville, Va., her fiancé, Todd Garwood of Pulaski, Va., and Tracie Groseclose and Donnie Gamble Jr. of Wytheville, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, William Paul and Patricia Groseclose of Wytheville, Va.; grandchildren, Jeremy Groseclose, Lauren Hancock, Britta Groseclose, Rachael Groseclose, Halle Gamble, Julie Groseclose, and Hunter Gamble; his mother, Margaret Groseclose Hall of Cheverly, Md.; his mother-in-law, Adah Umberger of Wytheville, Va.; a sister, Vicky Groseclose Petty of Wytheville, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, Roy Len and Laura Hall of Cheverly, Md.; special sister-in-law, Patricia Martin of Wytheville, Va.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Melissa and Frank Cole; several niece, nephews, aunts, uncles and other friends and relatives. 
The family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Barnett Funeral Home or at the residence at any time. 
The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, Memorials c/o Jean Lester, P.O. Box 778, Wytheville, VA 24382. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

William Franklin "Billy" Collins Jr. 
William Franklin "Billy" Collins Jr., 35, of Max Meadows, Va., died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. at the West End Cemetery. 
He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Ratcliffe Collins of Max Meadows, Va.; a daughter, Amada Lee Collins of Max Meadows, Va.; a son, William Matthew Collins of Max Meadows, Va.; his parents, William "Duke" Sr. and Nina Faye Graybeal Collins of Max Meadows, Va.; paternal grandmother, Roberta Collins of Wytheville, Va.; maternal grandmother, Neoma Graybeal of Max Meadows, Va.; a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Ted Jackson of Max Meadows, Va.; one niece, Emily Jackson; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. 
The family will receive friends Saturday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. (service time) at Barnett Funeral Home. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Earnest Bane Davis Jr. 
Earnest Bane Davis Jr., 32, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Pulaski, Va., died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002. 
Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. James Black officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. 
He was a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va., and was employed at the Mt. Vernon Hospital in Chesterfield, Va., as a physical therapist. 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dave and Mary Davis. 
Survivors include his father and step-mother, Earnest Bane Sr. and Donna Davis of Clearwater, Fla.; mother, Cheyerl Davis Carbajal of East Bend, N.C.; two sisters, Susan Diane Davis of Dublin, Va., and Debra Lynn Farmer of Pulaski, Va.; a maternal grandfather, Chaffin C. Patterson of Dublin, Va.; maternal grandmother, Peggy Ellen Riggins of Wytheville, Va.; aunts and uncles, Nancy Viars of Dublin, Va., Thelma McDaniel of Pulaski, Va., Douglas Davis of Ivanhoe, Va., and George Marshall Davis of Ivanhoe, Va.; special extended family, Roger and Brenda Dawson, Scott and Leslie Dawson, and Tim and Sarah Dawson, all of Pulaski, Va. 
The family will receive friends Sunday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reese Funeral Home. 
Reese Funeral Home in Austinville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Janet Evans Harner 
Janet Evans Harner, 66, of Bland, Va., died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Pulaski Community Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate, Va., with the Rev. Carl Holland officiating. Burial will be in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Va. 
She was born April 10, 1936, at Princeton, W.Va. She was a member of the Bland Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Clay and Gladys Williams Evans; one brother, Charles B. Evans; two sisters, Peggy E. Thomas and Betty E. Thornton. 
Survivors include her husband, Harold "Hap" Harner; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Kathy Harner of Bland, Va., and Tim and Flora Harner of Rocky Gap, Va.; four grandchildren, Kari Beth Harner, Samantha Harner, Jessica Harner, and Evan Harner. 
The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Donald H. Henderson 
Donald H. Henderson, 53, of Davenport, Iowa, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island, Ill. 
Memorial services will be held Monday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, Iowa. 
He was born Dec. 8, 1948, to Orville W. and Esther Rasmussen Henderson in Omaha, Neb. He graduated from high school in Saltville, Va. and later from Virginia Tech (VPI). He served in the Army National Guard from 1971 until 1977. He worked as a computer programmer and consultant. 
He is survived by his daughter, Sarah Henderson of Davenport, Iowa; a sister, Cheryl Henderson of Atkins, Va.; brother, Robert Henderson of Santa Clara, Calif., and James Henderson of Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii; his parents, O.W. "Swede" and Esther Henderson of Wytheville, Va.; a niece, Carmen McCartney of Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii; and special friends, Jim Hennessey and his family of Coal Valley, Ill. 
The family will receive friends Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport, Iowa. 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to an education fund for his daughter, Sarah. 
Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements.

Freda Mae Barbery 
Freda Mae Barbery, 74, of Rural Retreat, Va., died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, in the Pulaski Community Hospital, Pulaski, Va. 
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat, Va. 
She is survived by one sister, Marcella Woods of Dade City, Fla.; three brothers, James Barbery, Harold Barbery and George Barbery, all of Washington Court House, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 
Friends may visit Saturday, Sept. 28, from noon until 1 p.m. (service time) at the Lindsey Funeral Home. 
Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Albert Charles Crockett 
Albert Charles Crockett, 69, of Foxfire Road, Max Meadows, Va., died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, in the Wythe County Community Hospital, Wytheville, Va. 
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Franklin Street United Methodist Church, Wytheville, Va., with the Rev. Eugene Crockett and the Rev. Kenneth Sawyers officiating. Interment will follow in the Crockett Family Cemetery, Austinville, Va. The body will be taken to the church one hour before service time. 
He was born April 1, 1933, in Austinville, Va. He was retired from the Chevrolet Gear and Axle Company. He served in the U.S. Army and attended the Franklin Street United Methodist Church. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Charlie Harmon Crockett and Jennie Mitchell Crockett; five brothers, Isaiah Crockett, Chester Crockett, Richard Crockett, Garfield Crockett and Rupert Crockett; and two sisters, Laura Crockett Williams and Beulah Crockett Sherman. 
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Jewell Crockett of the home; two sons and one daughter- in-law, Kelvin Lee and Carmella Crockett of Washington, D.C., and Byron Durant Crockett of Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Sherman Crockett and the Rev. Eugene Crockett, both of Austinville, Va., and Archie Ray Crockett of Appomattox, Va.; four sisters, Mabel Crockett Nelson of Austinville, Va., Ella Mae Crockett Williams of Washington, D.C., Agnes Crockett Eades of Wytheville, Va., and Shirley Crockett Watson of Washington, D.C.; and many nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends Saturday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Jean Peterson Knight 
Jean Peterson Knight of Wytheville, Va., died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, in Asbury Center at Birdmont, Wytheville, Va. 
Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Friends Cemetery in Quaker City, Ohio, with the Rev. Oscar Brown officiating. 
She was born in Jasper, Mo., a daughter of the late William T. Peterson Sr. and the late Emily Adele McKenzie Peterson. She was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Wytheville, Va. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard R. Knight, who died in September 1989; two brothers, Cecil H. Peterson and William T. Peterson Jr.; and sister, Faye P. Rock. 
Survivors include a stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Rosslyn and Kelsey Beard; four nieces and a spouse, Mary Ann Peterson, Jean and Thomas Nicholson, Melissa Nicholson and Brooke Nicholson; and two nephews and a spouse, John D. Sr. and Shannon Rock, and John D. Rock Jr. 
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Stephen O'Neal 
Stephen O'Neal, 49, of Denver, Colo., died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002. 
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Marion Baptist Church in Marion, Va. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 13, in Denver, Colo. 
He was a graduate of Marion Senior High School, Virginia Tech with a bachelor of science degree and a masterís degree in chemistry and the University of South Carolina Pharmacy School. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Parker O'Neal. 
Survivors include his wife, Patti O'Neal of Denver, Colo.; one daughter, Mallorie O'Neal of Denver, Colo.; his father and stepmother, A.V. and Barbara O'Neal of Marion, Va.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Andrew Pressing of Wytheville, Va. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Copper Crest Riding Therapy Program. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service in Marion, Va., is in charge of local arrangements.


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