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Donald Siler Crawford 
Donald Siler Crawford, 87, of Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Wytheville, Va., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at his home in Florida. 
He was born in Marion, Va. He was a retired major in the U.S. Army having served in World War II and the Korean War. He had made his home in Florida since 1980. 
He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Dorothy Crawford of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Candy and Jim Southern of Maneo, N.C.; a son, Donald Stuart Crawford of Williamsburg, Va.; and three grandchildren. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Camp Lurecrest Foundation, Micah Crawford, Southern Scholarship Fund, c/o Rich McCulloch, 1235 Lexington Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203. 
Craig Funeral Home in Flagler Beach, Fla., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Hallie Virginia Littreal Landreth 
Hallie Virginia Littreal Landreth, 90, formerly of Cripple Creek, Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, in Edgemont Center, Wytheville, Va., after a long battle with cancer. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Church of God of Prophecy in Cripple Creek, Va., with Pastor Sonny Ayers, Pastor Cecil Frazier and Geary Jonas officiating. Interment will be in the Littreal Family Cemetery. 
She was born in Wythe County, Va. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Robert "Joe Bob" Landreth; her parents, Bayse and Edith Kirby Littreal; three sisters, Ethel Crockett, Louise Crockett and Ruby Jonas. 
Survivors include seven daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Ann Irvin of Winston-Salem, N.C., Jean Widner of Wytheville, Va., Carrie and Rodney Catron of Virginia Beach, Va., Nancy and Robert "Buddy" Akers of Fries, Va., Susan and Larry Shupe of Wytheville, Va., Bobbie Landreth and Robert Dirks of Wytheville, Va., and Debbie and Nelson Dunford of Rural Retreat, Va.; four sisters, Mary Mills, Becky Moore and Rachel Crockett, all of Cripple Creek, Va., and Clarice Sullivan of Fries, Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Doris Littreal, and Ralph and Leafa Littreal, all of Cripple Creek, Va.; 14 grandchildren and their spouses, Donna and Bobby Hilton of Mocksville, N.C., Roger Irvin of Rural Hall, N.C., Kathy and Marc Flowers of Advance, N.C., Sharon Jean and Steve Burcham of Wytheville, Va., Teresa and Cliff Peters of Great Bridge, Va., Tammy and Charlie Joyce of Galax, Va., Robert Akers Jr., Joseph L. Akers, Kimberly and Freddy Malary, all of Fries, Va., Larry Gale and Heidi Shupe of Wytheville, Va., Vonda and David Hutchison of Christiansburg, Va., Valerie and Mark Williams of Rural Retreat, Va., Kelby Dunford of Charlottesville, Va., and Keisha Dunford of Roanoke, Va.; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Grubb Funeral Home or at the homes of the daughters at any time. 
Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the Littreal Family Cemetery Fund. 
Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Judy Riggins Monroe 
Judy Riggins Monroe, 47, of Danville, Va., formerly of Carroll County, Va., died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, in the Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville, Va. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel in Danville, Va., with the Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Malcolm Harry Riggins; and two nephews. 
Survivors include her husband of 29 years, George Monroe Jr. of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy M. and George Trent of Danville, Va.; her mother, Alma Phillips Riggins; a sister and brother-in-law, Denise and James Hillenburg of Wythe County, Va.; six brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Janet Phillips of Franklin, Va., Malcolm Riggins, Roy and Anita Riggins, Mike and Cindy Riggins, Randall and Tammy Riggins, all of Carroll County, Va., and Terry and Linda Riggins of Suffolk, Va.; and five grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel or at the residence at any time. 
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home North Main Chapel in Danville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Ella Mae Harmon Hanshew 
Ella Mae Harmon Hanshew, 80, of Ceres, Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, in Kegley Manor, Bastian, Va. 
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel conducted by the Bland Chapter No. 41, Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Bethany United Methodist Church in Ceres, Va., with the Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethany Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before service time. 
She was born in Ceres, Va. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church in Ceres, Va., and the Bland Chapter No. 41, Order of the Eastern Star. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorin Benton Hanshew; her parents, Samuel Tilden and Ella Mae Groseclose Harmon. 
Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Elaine Kegley of Wytheville, Va., and Norma and Harlow Bales of Salem, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Frieda Hanshew of Ceres, Va., and Michael and Linda Hanshew of White Pine, Tenn.; three sisters, Mayme Umberger of Portsmouth, Va., Hazel Neal of Mt. Airy, Md., and Thelma Umbarger of Rockville, Md.; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. (service time) at the Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel or at the residence of her son, Daniel and Frieda Hanshew at any time. 
Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel in Bland, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Florene Spence Lindamood 
Florene Spence Lindamood, 93, of Bastian, Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, in the Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, W.Va. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel, Bland, Va., with the Rev. Doug Hyndrich and the Rev. Allen Ashworth officiating. Interment will follow in the Bland Cemetery, Bland, Va. 
She was born in Bland County, Va. She was a member of the Green Valley United Methodist Church and had cooked for the Boy Scouts of Camp Roland. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Maxcil Lindamood; her parents, Thomas G. and Margaret Tickle Dillow; and a daughter, Barbara Lindamood. 
Survivor include four daughters and a son-in-law, Maretta and Otho Looney, Helen Carter and Annette Kidd, all of Bastian, Va., and Margaret Blankenship of Narrows, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Sammy and Joyce Lindamood of Bland, Va.; two sisters, Willis Chandler of Kegley Manor Nursing Home, Bastian, Va., and Virginia Tickle of Bland, Va.; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel. 
The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Kegley Manor Nursing Home, Route 1 Box 105, Bastian, VA 24314. 
Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel in Bland, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

Cihmer Morgan Collins 
Cihmer Morgan Collins, 68, of Barren Springs, Va., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, in the Pulaski Community Hospital, Pulaski, Va. 
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Barren Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Don Frazier officiating. Interment will follow in the Foster Falls Cemetery. Grover King Post No. 1115 V.F.W. will conduct graveside military rites. 
He was born in Wythe County, Va., a son of the late David Graham Collins and Ferrill Elizabeth Morgan Collins. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 22 years service and he had Strategic Air Command training with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. He is a retired sergeant with the Wythe County Sheriff's Department with 14 years service. He was a member of the Barren Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church and Grover King Post No. 1115, V.F.W. 
He is survived by his wife, Shirley McPeak Collins of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah Collins Pike, and Donna and Billy Ogle, all of Hillsville, Va.; three grandchildren, Amy Pike Hancock of Wytheville, Va., Joshua Ogle, and Jacob Ogle, both of Hillsville, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Zachary Curtis Hancock, and Thomas Morgan Hancock; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Harry Seagle, Dorothy Rose, Mary and John Burcham, and June Morgan, all of Wytheville, Va.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, David Keith and Alma Collins of Wytheville, Va., the Rev. Richard and Peggy Collins of Max Meadows, Va., and Samuel and Geri Collins of Wytheville, Va. 
The family will receive friends Saturday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home or at the residence at any time. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Doris Hurst Frye 
Doris Hurst Frye, 46, of Wytheville, Va., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at her residence. 
Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Charles M. Havens 
Charles M. "Don" Havens, 67, of Wytheville, Va., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Ada Virginia Wyatt Mize 
Ada Virginia Wyatt Mize, 90, of Wytheville, Va., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, in the Wythe County Community Hospital, Wytheville, Va. 
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home Chapel in Wytheville, Va. Interment will follow in the Groseclose Chapel Cemetery. 
She was born in Wythe County, Va., and was a member of the Carmi Baptist Camp. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob W. "Jake" Mize; her parents, Sidney and Rosa Jane Snow Wyatt; and two children, Robert Lewis Mize and Dennis Ray Mize. 
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis E. and James Viars, Sylvia Kaye and Larry Viars, all of Max Meadows, Va., and Tammy Lynn Gravley of Wytheville, Va.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Olin Rex Mize of Grahams Forge, Va., J.C. Mize of Blacksburg, Va., Donald D. and Rosemary Mize of Greenville, S.C., and Richard Dale and Karen Mize of Stony Fork, Va.; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends Saturday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Joseph Lawrence Pickett 
Joseph Lawrence Pickett, 92, of Ivanhoe, Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002. 
Reese Funeral Home in Austinville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

James Austin Umberger 
James Austin Umberger, 88, of Black Lick section of Wythe County, Va., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, in Asbury Center at Birdmont in Wytheville, Va. 
A graveside service will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, C.J. and Betty Pugh of Wytheville, Va.; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends Saturday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gillman Funeral Chapel. 
Flowers will be appreciated but the family suggests that donations may be made to the Mt. Mitchell Cemetery Fund or the Agape Food Pantry. 
Gillman Funeral Chapel in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles M. Havens 
Charles M. "Don" Havens, 67, of Wytheville, Va., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va. 
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. at the Barnett funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Johnson officiating. 
He was born in Wythe County, Va. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ovella Brackens Havens; and a brother Robert Wayne "Joe" Havens. 
Survivors include two daughters, Rene Sue Northcutt of Peoria, Ariz., and Ashley Havens of Wytheville, Va.; two sons, Charles M. Havens II of Arizona, and Joshua Havens of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Donald Dix, and Patricia and Malcolm Jackson, all of Wytheville, Va.; six brothers and sisters-in-law, William "Bill" and Mary Havens of Wytheville, Va., Randolph "Speck" and Gladys Havens of Crockett, Va., Philip "Babe" and Pam Havens of Wytheville, Va., Roy "Roger" and Donna Havens of Statesville, N.C., Gary and Edna Havens of Wytheville, Va., and David "Toby" and Donna Havens of Tazewell, Va.; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends Sunday, Jan. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. (service time) at the Barnett Funeral Home or at the residence of Patricia and Malcolm Jackson at any time. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Wythe County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 389, Wytheville, VA 24382. 
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

James Olin Cox 
James Olin Cox, 41, of Lebanon, Va., formerly of Swords Creek, Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at a Lebanon, Va., hospital. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel in Honaker, Va., with the Rev. Claude Junior Ray and the Rev. David Perkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Perkins Cemetery at Swords Creek, Va. 
Born March 11, 1960, at Arlington, Va., he was a son of Stella McKinney Cox of Rural Retreat, Va., and the late James Howard Cox. He had resided in the Lebanon area for the past three months, moving from Swords Creek, Va. He was a former employee of Bristol Compressors at Bristol, Va. 
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jamie Danielle Cox. 
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Perkins Cox of the home; one daughter, Veronica Perkins of the home; two sons, Joshua Perkins and James "Peanut" Cox, both of the home; his mother, Stella McKinney Cox of Rural Retreat, Va.; one sister, Sheila Johnson of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Ricky Cox of Pulaski, Va., and Terry Cox of Rural Retreat, Va.; one special niece, Aereal Pough; several other nieces and on nephew. 
Honaker Funeral Home in Honaker, Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

Earl C. Sherertz Jr. 
Earl C. Sherertz Jr., 81, of Shenandoah, Va., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 21, at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home Chapel at Elkton, Va., with the Rev. Stephen Creech and the Rev. Hudson Nuckols officiating. Interment followed at the E.U.B. Cemetery in Shenandoah, Va. 
He was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Washington, D.C., and was the son of the late Earl C. Sherertz Sr. and Katie Sherertz. He retired from the C&P Telephone Co., now Verizon, in Washington, D.C., in 1976. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, and was past president of the Suitland, Md., Lions Club. He was a Navy veteran of World War II stationed at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C. 
He was preceded in death by son, Earl C. Sherertz III, in 1980. 
Survivors include his wife Sylvia "Sue" Felty Sherertz of Shenandoah, Va., formerly of Wytheville, Va.; a son, Larry Sherertz of Washington, Va.; three daughters, Sallie Sherertz of Lorton, Va., Susan Boone of Woodbridge, Va., and Lindy Sherertz Jaouad of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Katherine Gartrell of Arlington, Va., and Genevieve Sherertz of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. 
Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Elkton, Va., was in charge of the arrangements.


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