In Remembrance 2009

 

In Remembrance 2009

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December 25, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Jane Glenn Jones

 

Mrs. Jane Glenn Jones, age 83, of 1413 Wilkerson Street, South Boston, VA, died Friday, December 25, 2009, at The Woodview. Mrs. Jones was born August 27, 1926 in Prospect, VA the daughter of the late James Ernest Glenn, Sr and Lena Faris Glenn and was married to Donald W. Jones a funeral director associated with Brooks Funeral Home, 115 Main St., South Boston, VA. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.

 

Surviving are her husband, Donald W. Jones, her son, Glenn Jones; her daughter-in-law, Gail Work and her granddaughter, Savannah Jones all of San Francisco, CA. & a number of nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

 

Graveside funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at 2:00 PM at Oak Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Edward F. Rigg conducting the service. The family requests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Associations National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave. 17th Floor, Chicago, Il. 60601 or online at www.alz.org

 

Online condolences may be made at www.brooksfhinc.com

 


December 21, 2009

 

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Bessie Mae (Stinnett) Corbin

 

Bessie Mae (Stinnett) Corbin, 83, widow of Gail B. Corbin, of 83 Crossroads Lane, Fishersville, and formerly of Greenville and Village Green at the Lake, Waynesboro, died Saturday, December 19, 2009, in Augusta Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born March 7, 1926 in Amherst County, a daughter of the late Henry and Allie (Coleman) Stinnett. Two families gave her a wonderful childhood life. At the age of seven, a special couple, Papmlin and Ella (Ramsey) Bradley of Forks of Buffalo, raised her until the age of 14. She then came to live with Stanley and Velma Ramsey of Vesuvius.

Mrs. Corbin was a member of the Greenville Baptist Church. Her husband preceded her in death on March 4, 1975, and she was also preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Stinnett. Family includes three sons, Robert M. Corbin of Waynesboro, Ray B. Corbin of Stuarts Draft, and Roger L. Corbin of Greenville; twin daughters, Martha Easter and her husband, Royce, of Galax, and Mary Corbin of Waynesboro; a sister, Jarlene Brandonburg of Kettering, Ohio; eight grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren; two special friends, Ruth Bradley and Loree Mays, both of Forks of Buffalo; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday, December 23,  2009, in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel by the Revs. H. Max Bolin, Harold W. “Pete” Campbell, and John Sullivan. Private burial will be in Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be George Wilson, Roger Basham, Allen Norheim, Nelson Meyerhoeffer, Lloyd Earhart, Harold Coiner, Jimmy Grant, Arnold Fitzgerald, Eldon Bradley, John Lounsbury, Bill Phillips, Frank Teter, Ray Drega, Tim Swearingen, Jimmy Smith, Garfield Painter, Norman Painter, Ralph Dameron, Lyle Sweet, Jr., Forest Bosserman, Bobby Proffitt, John Willis, Wallace Pilson, Murray Campbell, Hite Hartless, Steve Bolt, and the employees and their spouses of Henry Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2009, in the funeral home and at other times at the home ofher son, Robert M. Corbin, with whom she made her home for the past 35 years.

Those desiring may make memorials to the Greenville Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Georgia Meyerhoeffer, 1583 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, Virginia 24477. For the past two and one-half years, Augusta Nursing and Rehab Center has given loving care and assistance to Mrs. Corbin, and her family would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the entire staff as their kindness will long be remembered. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.henryfuneralhome.net

 


December 1, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Katherine H. Larimer

 

Katherine H. Larimer, age 96 of Tazewell, VA died Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Eastview Adult Care in Bluefield, VA. Born July 15, 1913 at North Tazewell, VA, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Nellie Walk Boothe. She was a longtime member of the Tazewell Presbyterian Church. In earlier years she was very active in the Women of the Church and in the Tazewell Community Hospital Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, W.R. “Roy” Larimer; her second husband, W.R. Correll; two sons, Andy Larimer and an infant son, Jackie Denton Larimer; two sisters, Nannie Baldridge and Irene “Shorty” Moore; three brothers, Tom Newman, Bob Boothe, and Bill Boothe.

 

Survivors include three sons, Sam R. Larimer and wife, Betty of Barnesville, GA, W.R. “Bill” Larimer, Jr. and wife, Sandra, of Dalton, GA, and David T. Larimer, funeral service licensee and manager of Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home of Tazewell, VA and wife, Lynne of Tazewell, VA; five grandchildren, Gary R. Larimer of Barnesville, GA, Lisa Larimer Wood of Dalton, GA, Tom Larimer and wife, Melissa of Marietta, GA , David T. Larimer, II. and wife, Heather of Tazewell, VA, and Davina Larimer Perkins and husband, Brad of Sasebo, Japan; three great grandchildren, Mason Wood, Ty Larimer, and Andrew Larimer; nurse and caregiver, Marlene Salyer of Eastview Adult Care.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2009 at the Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA with the Rev. Greg Wood officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell, VA. The family will receive friends at the church after 12:00 noon on Thursday.

 

The family requests memorial contributions be directed to Tazewell Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 26 Tazewell, VA 24651.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family at psfh@richl.twcbc.com or David T. Larimer, 111 Ben Bolt Ave. Tazewell, VA 24651


December 2, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Charles Russell Shorter, Jr.

  

SHORTER, Charles Russell Jr., age 78, of Farmville, Va., passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2009 in Farmville.

 

He was a 1965 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and the owner of the Shorter Funeral Home. He was a charter member of the Prince Edward volunteer Rescue Squad, a member of The Independent Order of the Odd Fellows 290 Farmville, Va., Farmville Lions Club and Madisonville Presbyterian Church.

 

He is survived by his sisters, Mary Shorter Lee of Farmville, Va., Kathleen Shorter Jacobs of Appomattox, Va., Georgianna Shorter Covington of Pamplin, Va.; stepson, William P. Thompson II of Huntersville, N.C.; two step granddaughters, two nieces, three nephews, four great-nieces, two great-nephews, two great-great-nephews; and his beloved pet, Queen.

 

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 29, 2009 in the chapel of Shorter Funeral Home. Entombment followed in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to The American Diabetes Association Richmond Office, 530 E. Main Street, Suite 200, Richmond, VA 23219, or a charity of your choice. Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, served the family. www.shorterfuneralhome.com

 


November 18, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Ethel Hughes Royall

 

Ethel “Nannie” Hughes Royall, 97, on November 17, 2009 went to be with the Lord and her loved ones that predeceased her: her husband, Clarence Harris, killed in action in WWII; her husband of 53 years, Sidney Thomas Royall; a son, Robert Wayne Royall; granddaughter, Bonnie Lynn Royall; and grandson, Micah Hughes Royall.

 

She is survived by two sons, John S. Royall, FSL (Charlotte) of Hanover and Ronnie E. Royall of Amelia; five grandsons, Dr. Jon Thomas Royall, Clifton Forge, Va., Adam Lee Royall (Kimberly), Chesterfield, Va., Ronnie E. Royall II, Roanoke, Va., Rowdy Wayne Royall and Joseph Edward Royall, Texas; four grand-daughters, Crystal Ethel-Marie Royall, Birmingham, Ala., Casie Garner (Gene), Henrico, Stacie Odell (Brad), Amanda Royall, Texas, and Janet Moler Royall, granddaughter-in-law, Amelia; seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

A gathering of family and friends will be held 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Bliley’s-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Road, where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment Maury Cemetery.

 

Central District Funeral Directors Association

 


November 6, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Wesley “W.F.” Martin

 

Wesley “W.F.” Martin 83 of Bassett died Friday November 6, 2009 at Moorehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, N.C. Born on August 30, 1926 in Stanleytown, the son of the late Stephen A. Martin and the late Estelle Fulcher Martin. W.F. was also preceded in death by his 1st wife Frances Spencer Martin, son Wesley “Donnie” Martin, brother James Ralph Martin and sister Annie Mae Turner.

 

He was a member of Valley Drive Baptist Church for many years. W.F. was in the U.S. Army during World War II. Surviving, his wife Loma Martin of the home, two sons Timothy D. Martin of Richmond and Daryl B. Martin of Bassett, President and Co- owner of Bassett Funeral Service. Also surviving are two step sons Steve Mitchell of Bassett and Roger Mitchell of Bassett, one step daughter Patsy Hopkins. Mr. Martin has one grandchild and six step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren, one brother John Shockley Martin of Figsboro, three sisters Margaret M. Dodson of Norfolk, Marie M. Gibson of Collinsville and Libby M. Shelton of Stuart, several nieces and nephews. W.F. had a special caregiver Angelena Martin of Bassett.

 

Visitation will be Sunday November 8 from 6-8p.m. at Bassett Funeral Service 3665 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett, and at other times at the home of his son Daryl B. Martin 243 Canary Rd, Bassett. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday November 9 at 2:00 p.m in the South Chapel of Bassett Funeral Service with Rev. Bobby Rakes and Rev. Doby Salmons officiating with burial to follow in Old Center Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Martinsville and Henry Co. Honor Guard. Donations can be made to the S.P.C.A. at 132 Jospeh Martin Highway, Martinsville, Va. 24112. Those wishing to express a memory or sympathy online may do so by visiting www.bassettfuneralservice.com. Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett is serving the family of Mr. Wesley “W.F.” Martin.

 


November 4, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Kevin P. Flora

 

Kevin P. Flora, 48, of Rocky Mount, Va., died Sunday, November 1, 2009. He started his service to the community in 1979. He was co-founder and funeral director at Flora Funeral Service. His compassionate caring nature was one of his greatest attributes. Kevin was a member of various organizations throughout his life, including Lions Club, Masons, Jaycees, Rotary, and was in the past a Director of the Chamber of Commerce. His favorite volunteer work was with the Developmental Center of Franklin County.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard B. and Mary S. Flora. Kevin is survived by his devoted wife, soul mate, and friend, Donna and precious daughters, Meredith Elizabeth and Katherine Paige. Also surviving are his sisters and brother-in-law, Suzette Flora Bryant and Jennifer and Carmon Bennett; brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard B. Flora Jr. and Susan, Stephen D. Flora and Sandy, Jeffrey L. Flora and Pauline Joyce. Kevin had several nieces and nephews including Matt Powell and Deanna (Dee-Dee) Spivey whom he always considered as his own children.

 

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday with his family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Flora Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Huffman officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Stephanie R. Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund, 350 Angle Plantation Road, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151.

 

Blue Ridge Funeral Directors Association

 


October 12, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Cabell Lipscomb, Jr.

 

LIPSCOMB, Cabell Jr., 82, of Midlothian, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2009. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Annette Lipscomb; and his nephew, David C. Moore. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Thelma McAllister Lipscomb; his son, Cabell Lipscomb III; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ellen and Moe Moore; niece, Lisa George and her husband, Ricky; and two nephews, Lowry and Nelson Eads.

 

Mr. Lipscomb graduated from John Marshall High School in 1945. He attended Bluefield College, Bluefield, Va., and Clear Creek Bible College, formerly Clear Creek Mountain Preacher’s Bible School, Pineville, Ky. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and was a member of the Alpha Chapter of Pi Sigma Eta. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Lipscomb was a retired mortician with L.T. Christian and Bennett Funeral Home. He was a member and former deacon at Bethany Place Baptist Church, past president of the Bethany Place Young at Heart, past president of the former H2U, past president of the Lunch Bunch, past president of Chesterfield Miss Softball America, past president of the Central District Funeral Directors’ Association in 1989, and was an Altrouser of the Altrusa Club of Capital City of Virginia.

 

The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave. Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, at Bethany Place Baptist Church, 1501 S. Providence Rd. Interment will follow in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruther Glen, Va., at 2:30 p.m.

 


October 8, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Joseph William Minter

 

Joseph William Minter, 87, of 62 Sunrise Avenue, Martinsville, VA died Thursday, October 08, 2009 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County.  He was born in Martinsville, VA on May 19, 1922 to the late Joseph Jackson Minter and Ruby Elizabeth Prillaman Minter. 

 

Mr. Minter was a member of the First Baptist Church, Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA.  He was a World War II veteran serving with the 9th Troop Carrier Squadron Army Air Corp., from October 1942 to November 1945, in the Pacific Theatre. Mr. Minter started working for McKee Funeral Home in 1941 and continued to work as a licensed funeral director at Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematoryuntil the time of his death.  He was appointed Justice of the Peace on January 1, 1956 and served in that capacity until July 1, 1974 at which time, the state of Virginia switched to the Magistrate System and he was named the first Chief Magistrate for the City of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick counties until his retirement on July 1, 1996.  Mr. Minter was a charter member of the Martinsville/Henry County Life Saving Crew.  He retired after 20 years as a life member.  Also, he was a past member of the Collinsville Lions Club.

 

Surviving are his wife, Betty Harris Minter of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Carol Swinney and R. A. “Rick” Swinney of Martinsville, VA and Ann M. Marks and Jim M. Marks of Houston, TX; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim Minter and Sallie S. Minter of Danville, VA and Michael D. Minter and Tina T. Minter of Virginia Beach, VA; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a very special nephew, Page Minter of Yorktown, VA.

 

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Norris Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend John Fulcher officiating.  Burial will be at Roselawn Burial Park.  The family will receive friends on Saturday evening, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Norris Funeral Services and other times at the home.

 

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church General or Kitchen Fund, 23 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA  24112 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville, VA is serving the Minter family.

 

Condolences may be mailed to the home, 62 Sunrise Avenue, Martinsville, VA  24112.


September 16, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Ruby Sheffield Small

 

Ruby Sheffield Small, 84, of Colonial Heights passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2009.  She was the daughter of the late Peter D. and Sarah Smith, and the widow of the late E. Alvin Small (LFD), founder and former President of E. Alvin Small Funeral Home in Colonial Heights.

 

Mrs. Small was preceded in death by her first husband, Louis O Sheffield, a brother, Thomas Smith, and a sister, Elizabeth Whetzel.  She was a charter member of the Colonial Christian Church, a devoted member of the church choir, the Christian Women’s Fellowship where she served as Chairman of the Church World Service.  She also served as Flower Coordinator for the church, a member of the OES Alpha Chapter #1, and was an attendant for the Angel Tree for many years.

 

Mrs. Small is survived by her brother, Paul R. Smith and wife, Marion of Petersburg; nieces and nephews, J. David Whetzel and wife, Sharon of Roanoke, Bryan D. Small (FSL) and wife, Nancy of Colonial Heights, Louis C. Smith (FSL) and wife, Sherrie of Petersburg, Susan Small Belcher and husband, Earl of Colonial Heights, and Nancy Small Barnes and husband, Kris of Colonial Heights; great-nephews, Andrew Whetzel of Roanoke, Justin Smith of Petersburg; Austin Barnes and wife, Hollie of Colonial Heights, Ashley Watkins of Chesterfield, and Kelsey Barnes of Colonial Heights; brothers-in-law, Jim Whetzel of Roanoke, Herbert S. Small (FSL) and wife, Arline of Colonial Heights, and Ralph L. Small and wife, Ruth of Colonial Heights; many devoted friends.

 

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 19, 2009 in Colonial Christian Church, 295 Dunlop Farms Boulevard where the Reverend Clay Boyd will officiate.  Burial will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colonial Christian Church, or the Salvation Army, 1228 S. West Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.

 


 

September 6, 2009

 

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Micah Hughes Royall

 

Micah Hughes Royall, age 33, of Jetersville, passed away on September 6, 2009.  A devoted Husband, Father, Brother and Son, he has been a Henrico Firefighter since 2000, a deacon at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, a member of the Amelia Ambulance Service and the Fellowship of Christian Firefighters.

 

He is survived by his wife Janet, sons James Micah Royall and Luke Christian Royall; parents John S. Royall and Charlotte H. Royall of Hanover, brothers Jon Thomas Royall of Clifton Forge, VA and Adam Lee Royall of Chesterfield, sister Crystal Ethel Marie Royall of AL; grandmothers Elaine Barlow Cramme of Richmond and Ethel May Royall of Amelia; and nephew Sidney Thomas Royall and niece Keira Ashlyn Royall.  He was predeceased by his grandfather Sidney Thomas Royall.

 

Visitation was held on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 from 2-4:00 pm and 6-8:00 pm at Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home, 16409 Court St. in Amelia. Funeral services were held at Sandy Creek Baptist Church on Thursday, September 10 at 2:00 pm burial followed in the church cemetery.  Contributions may be made in Micah’s name to the Sandy Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 130, Jetersville, VA  23083.

 


August 25, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Wilbur Robert Hodges

 

Wilbur Robert Hodges, age 96 of Callaway went to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 25, 2009. He was born January 8, 1913, a twin son of the late Fred and Ella G. Hodges. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Gracie Wray Hodges; brothers Herbert, Earnest and Luther Hodges; sister Ada Holt; sister and brother-in-law Mildred and John Slocum.

 

Mr. Hodges lived and worked as a fruit grower in the Monte Vista community all his life. He was a lifelong member of Monte Vista Church of the Brethren and also drove the school bus. Mr. Hodges was a kind and loving man who never met a stranger. He had a special affection for everyone, especially his twin brother Wilford. Surviving are his sons Marshall and Carol Hodges, Earl and Jean Hodges, Wayne and Agnes Hodges, Carlton and Joyce Hodges; daughter Eleanor and Ronnie St. Pierre; fifteen grandchildren includingKevin Bowman, Owner/Asst. Mgr. of Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, Rocky Mount; seventeen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; twin brother Wilford and Blanche Hodges; brother Henry and Laura Hodges; sisters Martha Stilwell, Sarah and Lenford Nichols; sister-in-law Margaret Hodges; brother-in-law Rufus Holt; numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Monte Vista Church of the Brethren Building Fund. Funeral services will be conducted from Monte Vista Church of the Brethren 11:00 a.m. Friday with Pastor Jimmy Robinson and Rev. Gene Craighead officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, 140 Floyd Avenue, Rocky Mount.

 


August 16, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Elizabeth Faulconer Preddy

 

Elizabeth Faulconer Preddy, 93 of Gordonsville died Sunday August 16, 2009 at the Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. Born August 25, 1915 in Pamplin, VA she was a daughter of the late Ernest Reginald Faulconer and Bessie Tinder Faulconer. She was the wife of the late Ernest James Preddy a former partner of Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville, Orange and Madison, VA. She was a member of the Rhoadesville Baptist Church.

 

Mrs. Preddy is survived by one daughter, Judith Preddy Chaplin and husband Bob of Richmond, two sons, E. Gary Preddy of Gordonsville, J. Randy Preddy and wife Shelly of Gordonsville, the current partners of Preddy Funeral Home, eight grandchildren including E. Michael Preddy of Preddy Funeral Home, nine great grandchildren, one brother, Walter Faulconer and wife Helen of Charlottesville, one sister, Carol F. Myers of Charlottesville and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday August 19, 2009 at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville with interment to follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The Rev. Nancy Stanton McDaniel will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. on Tuesday evening August 18, 2009 at the funeral Home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 297, Gordonsville, VA 22942 or to a charity of your choice.

 


July 21, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Jean Ferguson Farrar

 

Mrs. Jean Ferguson Farrar, age 73, of South Hill, died Sunday, July 19, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Herbert Lee Farrar; and one daughter, Beth Farrar of South Hill. Also surviving are her mother, Mary Emma Ferguson of South Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Doma F. Blalock (Bill) of Baskerville and Mary Edith Crowder (Max) of South Hill; one brother, George R. Ferguson (Christine) of Bracey; and brother-in-law, Walter B. Cleaton of South Hill. Jean was preceded in death by her father, George Rowley Ferguson; and her twin sister, Joan F. Cleaton.

 

Mrs. Farrar was the secretary for Farrar Auction & Realty and the secretary/treasurer of Farrar Funeral. She was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, and friend to all that knew her.

 

A celebration of life service will be conducted by Rev. Tim Irving and Dr. Walter Laseter at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Farrar Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friends may call at other times at the home of Beth Farrar. Memorial considerations are asked to be directed to the CMH Oncology Department or Hospice, P.O. Box 90, South Hill, Va. 23970. Online condolences may be emailed towww.farrarfuneralhome.net.

 

Mrs. Jean Ferguson Farrar was wife of Herbert Lee Farrar, owner of Farrar Funeral Home in South Hill, VA. Daughter Mary Elizabeth Farrar is also a licensed funeral director at Farrar Funeral Home.

 


July 20, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Odell Byers Reynolds

 

Odell Byers Reynolds, 83, formerly of Buena Vista, died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at her home in Stuarts Draft. She was born May 21, 1926, in Amherst County, daughter of the late James Will and Virginia F. Stinnett Byers. Odell retired from Kenney’s in Buena Vista.

 

She was preceded in death by her first husband, H. Warren Byers; and second husband, Harry Reynolds; six brothers; and eight sisters. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jean Byers, of Stuarts Draft; one grandson, Wayne Byers and wife, Tina, of Waynesboro; one granddaughter, Cyndi Garrison and husband, Patrick, of Harrisonburg; four greatgrandchildren, Lacey and Amber Drumheller, Laura Byers and Allan Garrison; two sisters, Essie Byers Lanum, of Buena Vista, Ruth Bradley, of Forks of Buffalo; three brothers, Ray Byers, of Bedford, Rev. Earl Byers, of Columbia, N.C., and Berry Lawhorne, of New Jersey.

 

Odell was a life long member of Oronoco Church of the Brethren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2009, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Arnold Bradley, the Rev. Earl Byers, and the Rev. Stan Ogden officiating. Interment will follow in Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to, AMC Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 215, Fishersville, Va. 22939, Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, or Oronoco Church of the Brethren Building Fund. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Buena Vista.

 


July 14, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Lawson Pearson Schools, Sr.

 

Lawson Pearson “L. P.” Schools, Sr., 85, of Kilmarnock died Sunday, July 12, 2009.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Edna Coffman Schools. Mr. Schools was born December 22, 1923 in Tidewater, son of the late Lindsey Logan and Viola Mable Schools.

 

He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with an artillery unit as a cannoneer.  A well known Kilmarnock resident, he was the former owner and operator of the L. P. Schools ESSO station, a member of the Kilmarnock Police Department serving as Chief of Police for nine years, and a part time employee of the Currie Funeral Home for many years. Mr. Schools was a 22 year member of Lancaster Union Lodge # 88 A.F. & A.M., a member of Kilmarnock Post 86 of the American Legion, Northern Neck VFW Post #7167, Warsaw and Northern Neck Marine Corps Association. Among his many accomplishments of community service, he was a member of the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department serving in a variety of leadership positions during his tenure and remained an active fire fighter, he recently received an award for 52 years service.  Through the years, he devoted many volunteer hours as a charter member of the Kilmarnock-Lancaster Rescue Squad and was presented an award for his 50 years of loyal and dedicated service in 2008.  Mr. Schools was also active in the district level, holding positions as District 8 Vice President and Historian.

 

Surviving are a son, L. P. “Nickie” Schools, Jr., of DeRidder, La.; a daughter, Cynthia Schools Collins of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Fallon Nicole Schools, L. P. “Trey” Schools, III, Ryan David Collins, Brenna Kathleen Collins; two great grandchildren, Madison Marie Schools and Haiden Keith Wilson; four sisters, Mable Langston of Lakeland, Fla., Helen G. Schools, Edith Schools both of Warsaw and Betty Lou Forster of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Reamy Schools of Warsaw.  He was preceded in death by sisters, Myrtle Lazzaro and  Lucy Armetta and two brothers, Herbert Schools and Melville “Chunk” Schools.

 

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at the Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock with Rev. Neale Schools officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Kilmarnock.  Friends may call 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 at the funeral home with a Masonic Memorial Service at 8:00 p.m.  Pallbearers will be Gary Wilkins, William Dunaway, Len Spears, John Pittman, Ronnie Pouchot, Mike Bedell, Lester Brent and Tom Jones.  Honoraries will be Johnny Christopher, Fletcher Brown, Sonny Thomas, George Urban, Carroll Whay and Buddy Keyser.

 

Memorials may be made to Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 1295, Kilmarnock or Kilmarnock-Lancaster Rescue Squad,

P. O. Box 333, Kilmarnock 22482.

 


June 20, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Harry Leonard Angle

 

Harry Leonard Angle, age 86 of Boones Mill died Saturday, June 20, 2009. He was a longtime and active member of Boones Mill United Methodist Church, serving as Chairman of the Administrative Board, singing in the choir and male quartet. Harry was also a former member of the Boones Mill Lions Club and Isaac’s Lodge #29 A.F. & A. M.  until his illness would not allow him to be active. He retired from Whiting Oil Company in 1989 with more than 40 years of dedicated service and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

 

He was born July 17, 1922, a son of the late Peter Marvin and Effie Bowles Angle, and was also preceded in death by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Oden and Evelyn, Ruthford (R.B.) and Raeburn, Lynwood “Sonny” Angle; special nephew, Gary Angle.

 

Harry is survived by his wife of 61 years, Maxine T. Angle; son and daughter-in-law, Michael T. and Selina Angle; daughter and son-in-law, Matilda (“Tillie”) and Victor Conner (co-owner and General Manager of Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home in Rocky Mount and VFDA Board Member); one special granddaughter (“little Emi”)which was the joy of his life, Emilee Reecie Conner (whom she called Papa); sister-in-law, Etheleene Angle; brothers-in-law, Zane and Edna Turner, Norwood and Esther Turner; a number of nieces, nephews and other family members.

 

Funeral services will be conducted from Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2009 with Rev. Robert Garner and Rev. A. Benjamin Chidester officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boones Mill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 288, Boones Mill, Virginia 24065. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday with his family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, 140 Floyd Avenue, Rocky Mount. www.lynchconnerbowman.com

 


May 30, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Margaret H. “Meg” Mountcastle, C.F.S.P.

 

Margaret H. “Meg” Mountcastle, C. F. P., died on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Innova Fairfax Hospital. Born February 1, 1957, in Virginia Beach, she was the daughter of Clyde Deforrest Hathaway and Margaret Fisher Hathaway. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Deforrest Hathaway.

 

Meg graduated from the John Tyler Community College mortuary program. She was the first female president of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association and served on the policy board of the National Funeral Directors Association for six years. She was a member of the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, appointed by the governor, eventually serving as its president. She served on the board of the American Heart Association and Project Mend-A-House, as well as the finance committee of her church, St. Francis of Assisi, where she was a member for many years. She also volunteered with the “Mommy and Me” program through her church. Meg was the co-owner of Mountcastle Funeral Homes in Dale City, Woodbridge and Alexandria, where she worked for more than 30 years.

 

Meg loved competitive sports and games, having played slow-pitch softball and darts for a number of years. Her drive to win was exceptional, and she was a fierce Scrabble and Yahtzee opponent.  Her favorite past time was boating and traveling in warm environments.

 

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, B. Earle Mountcastle of Triangle; her mother, Margaret F. Hathaway of Culpeper; a brother, Clyde D. Hathaway, III, of Weems; a sister, Susan H. Seavy of Martinsville; a sister, Anne H. Ziemba of Tyner, N.C.; a sister, Barbara J. Hathaway of Culpeper; a sister, Jennifer K. Hathaway of Culpeper; and nine nieces and nephews. She has a particularly special and loving relationship with her step-daughter, Lynne Mountcastle of Cape Canaveral, FL., and her nephew, Clyde D. Hathaway, IV, of Weems and his family.

 

The family will receive friends at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd. Dale City, VA  22193 on Wednesday, June 3, from 2 to 9 p.m. with a Christian Wake Service at 7:00pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 18825 Fuller Heights Road, Triangle VA  22172 with interment to follow at Dumfries Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made in Meg’s name to the American Cancer Society 124 Park St. SE, Vienna, VA  22180 (800) 227-2345

 


May 29, 2009

 

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

H. Sidney Waddell, Jr.

 

WADDELL, H. Sidney Jr., age 73, died on Friday, May 29, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Betty Weaver; his daughters, Lori Waddell Thompson and Anne Waddell Brown; his grandchildren, Sarah and Leah Thompson, and Sam and Frances Brown; and his great-grandchildren, Aniscia and Lyana Thompson.

 

A graveside service was held at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, at 12 noon Tuesday, June 2, 2009. Arrangements by B.W. White Funeral Home.

 

He was an employee of B.W. White Funeral Home and a VFDA associate member at the time of his passing.

 


May 28, 2009

 

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

E. Alvin Small

 

E. Alvin Small of Colonial Heights died Thursday, May 28, 2009 in Southside Regional Medical Center. He was born in Petersburg son of the late Edward A. and Dora Witt Small. He was founder and president of E. Alvin Small Funeral Home in Colonial Heights which began service August 29, 1952. He semi-retired in 1990 but never totally ceased his work as a licensed funeral director. He was a past president of the Central District Funeral Directors Assoc. and a member of the Virginia Funeral Directors Assoc. He was the first president and a founder of the Colonial Heights Optimist Club, past governor of the Capital Virginia District of Optimist International, past president in 1958/59 of the Colonial Heights Chamber of Commerce to which he was awarded life membership in 1997, member of Powhatan Starke Masonic Lodge #124 and was awarded a 50 year certificate in 1998, member of Appomattox Commandery Knights of Templar # 6, Royal Arch Chapter #7, member of Acca Temple Shrine, past president of Petersburg Shrine Club, member of Alpha Chapter #1 Order of the Eastern Star, charter member and elder emeritus of Colonial Christian Church having served as chairman of various committees and trustee of the church, former member of the Fort Lee Army Advisory Committee, former member of the Petersburg Salvation Army Advisory Board.

 

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Smith Small; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Herbert and Arline Small and Ralph (Buddy) and Ruth Small all of Colonial Heights; two brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Marion Smith of Petersburg and Jim Whetzel of Roanoke; nephews, David Whetzel of Roanoke, Bryan Small of Colonial Heights and Louis Smith of Petersburg; nieces, Susan S. Belcher and Nancy S. Barnes of Colonial Heights.

 

A funeral Service will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2009 in Colonial Christian Church, 295 Dunlop Farms Boulevard, Colonial Heights. The Rev. Clay Boyd will officiate. Burial will be in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George County.

The family will receive friends 3-5:00 p.m. Sunday in the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Christian Church, 295 Dunlop Farms Blvd., Colonial Heights, VA 23834 or to the Petersburg Salvation Army, 1228 S. West St., Petersburg, VA 23803. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.

 


April 27, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Sidney M. “Sid” Oman

Sidney M. Oman, 81, of the 800 block of Poplar Ridge Drive, passed away peacefully, Monday, April 27, 2009, surrounded by his family and friends.

 

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was the son of the late John Brady and Martha Smith Oman and was also predeceased by a brother, Dr. John B. Oman.

 

Mr. Oman was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Chesapeake where he formerly served as Vice-Chairman of the Administrative Board, Chairman of the Building Committee and a Sunday School teacher.

Mr. Oman was co-owner, along with his son, of Oman Funeral Homes in Chesapeake. He served three terms as Mayor of Chesapeake and one term as Mayor of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The Sidney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center at Chesapeake General Hospital was named for him in 1998. He served as President of both the Virginia Funeral Directors Association and the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

 

Mr. Oman served as a board member and former President of the Chesapeake Care Free Clinic and the Board of Advisors for the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation and formerly served on the Boards of Tidewater Community College, Monarch Bank, Bank of Tidewater and Chesapeake General Hospital, Chesapeake and Elizabeth City Cosmopolitan Club, Rotary Club, to name a few.

As a civic minded person at heart, he cherished the title “Mr. Chesapeake”.  His love for Chesapeake and Elizabeth City was only superseded by his love in general for all people.

 

His many civic memberships and appointments in Chesapeake and Elizabeth City are too numerous to list.

Some of his many honors include the 1968 First Citizen of Tidewater; 1969 First Citizen of Chesapeake, 1987 Norfolk State University’s Presidential Citation, 1991 Elizabeth City’s First Citizen Award, 1998-99 Virginian Pilot Readers Choice Award for the Best Known Citizen and Citizen Who has contributed the most to the City.

 

Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Lillian Callis Oman; his son, Robert M. “Bob” Oman and wife Cindy and his daughter, Susan Lynn Oman, all of Chesapeake.

 

The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Great Bridge Baptist Church, 640 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23322.  Rev. Randy McMillen, Rev. Tom Mercer, and Rev. Charles Moseley will officiate.  Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.

 

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday, at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322.

 

Flowers are welcomed.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Sidney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center, c/o Chesapeake General Hospital, 736 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23320, the Chesapeake Care Free Clinic, 2145 S. Military Highway, Chesapeake, VA 23320, or to the Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation, 118 Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

 

The family would like to thank, Dr. Julius Miller, his friend and physician, the entire staff of Chesapeake General Hospital including Chesapeake Home Care Services and his other caregivers.  Also thanks to all his close friends especially Helen Spruill and Melvin Spruill for all their care and compassion.

 

Sidney M. “Sid” Oman father for Robert M. “Bob” Oman

 

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April 9, 2009

 

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Georgia Bange

A former schoolteacher in Fairfax County, a licensed professional counselor and businesswoman, Georgia Bange, passed away at her home on Thursday, April 9, 2009. Georgia lived in Loudoun County since 1972, having come to Northern Virginia in the mid “50s.

A graduate of Concord University (formerly College), and the University of Maryland she had done studies at University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and much continuing education over the last twenty years. Ms. Bange was active in Colonial Funeral Home of Leesburg since the early 1970’s as a partner and counselor, doing grief and loss counseling for families as the need arose. She considered her work in support groups for Widowed, Separation and Divorce, and Dealing with Life’s Losses her calling. Bange was a founding director of the Bank of Loudoun, which after several mergers is now a part of Wachovia Bank. She was a charter member of the Leesburg Rotary Daybreak, a past state president of the Business and Professional Woman’s organization and a past member of the Leesburg Town Council. 

She was a Board Member of the Loudoun Salvation Army, the Loudoun Restoration and Preservation Society, a past board member of the Industrial Chaplains Ministry, a member of the Boards of the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, the Red Cross, the United Way and the Victim Witness Program. She was actively involved with the Leesburg United Methodist Church. She was the past president of the Methodist Women and the past chair for the Council on Ministries. She became Lay Leader for the church.

 

She was born in Kimball, West Virginia to Vester and Virginia Sizemore White, who precede her in death. Her only brother, Donald White also preceded her in death in 1998.

 

Bange always said that birth and death were insignificant, in that she was ageless.

Family and friends shared their stories and memories of the life of Georgia at the Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market St., Leesburg, VA 20175 on April 25, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Following the gathering of memories, a memorial service was held in her honor at the church starting at 1:00 p.m.

 

Bange was an owner at Colonial Funeral Home of Leesburg since 1972.

 


 

April 4, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Lorene Campbell Singleton

Lorene Campbell Singleton, age 84 of Abingdon, Virginia, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009 at Johnston Memorial Hospital.  Born June 22, 1924 she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Willie Ellis Mitchell Campbell.   She was a member of the Woodland Baptist Church in Abingdon, Virginia and was a retired cafeteria manager for Washington County Public Schools.        

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William Harlow Singleton;  four brothers, James Campbell, Robert Campbell, Marion (Earl) Campbell and Clifford Campbell; three sisters, Gladys Campbell, Edna Roberts and Edith Shortt Carrico; two great-grandchildren, Emily Jones and Parker Jones-Blevins.

She is survived by one daughter, Dana Harlene Scott and husband, David of Johnson City, TN; one son, Jimmy H. Singleton and wife, Linda Hughes Singleton of Cedar Bluff; one brother, John (J.D.) Campbell of Abingdon; one sister, Polly Selfe of Wytheville; three grandchildren, Rene Jones of Abingdon, Danielle Sproles and husband, Josh of Bristol, TN and Mark Singleton and wife, Lisa of Richlands; five great-grandchildren, Laurann Brooke Singleton, Madison Blaire Singleton, Willow Sproles, Abbie Sproles and Corbin Mastrippolito; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 P.M. Friday, April 10, 2009 at Woodland Baptist Church in Abingdon, Virginia with Pastor Bob McCormick officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Woodland Baptist Church. 

It was Mrs. Singleton’s request that flowers be omitted.  Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-State Children’s Home, PO Box 888, Bristol, TN  37621 or Faith In Action Food Pantry, PO Box 2419, Abingdon, VA  24212 or Woodland Baptist Church, PO Box 618, Abingdon, VA  24212. Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.SingletonFuneralService.com.

Singleton Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.


March 30, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

John Thomas Atkins, Jr.

Mr. John Thomas Atkins, Jr. of 1022 Donna Court, Halifax, Virginia died Monday, March 30, 2009 at Medical College of Virginia Hospital.  He was born in Halifax County, Virginia November 16, 1942 and was 66 years of age. He was the son of the late John Thomas Atkins, Sr. and Edna Wooding Atkins and was married to Jeanette Bowman Atkins, who survives.

Mr. Atkins was a Funeral Director for Powell Funeral Home for 45 Years. He was a member of the Dan River Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a Lifetime member of the Halifax County Rescue Squad where he served as Treasurer.  He was a past Treasurer of the Dan River Baptist Association.

Mr. John Thomas Atkins, Jr. is survived by his wife, Jeanette Bowman Atkins of Halifax, VA; Two sons John Thomas Atkins, III of Roanoke, VA and Bruce Herbert Atkins of Germantown, MD; One brother Robert Atkins of South Boston, VA; One sister Mae Atkins Brooks of Halifax, VA

Funeral Services for Mr. John Thomas Atkins, Jr. will be held Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 11:00 A. M. at Dan River Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug Gibson and the Rev. Horace Murray officiating.  Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 7-8:30 P. M. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at his home 1022 Donna Court, Halifax, VA.

Those wishing to give memorials are asked to please consider the Dan River Baptist Church Bus Fund, 1228 Dan River Church Road, Halifax, VA 24558 or the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 875, South Boston, VA 24592. Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfunerals.com   

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

 


March 26, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Harold Allen Carter

 

Commander Harold Allen Carter, USN (Retired), 87, of Lynchburg, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Born in Enid, OK, December 31, 1921, he was a son of the late Ancil and Lula Luellen Carter. Also preceding him in death was his wife of 63 years, Jane Elizabeth Hodges Carter, and a sister, Eunice Carter Emerson.

 

He was a pilot serving in World War II, during the Korean War, and retired in 1965. He was an Industrial Arts teacher at Northside Junior High School in Norfolk for several years, re-tiring as the Director of Transportation for Norfolk City Schools.


He is survived by two daughters, Lou Ann Carter Bass and husband, Walter of Gladys, and Linda Carter Burger and husband, Bob of Smith Mountain Lake; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk.


The family will receive friends from 6p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, at the Timberlake Chapel of Whitten Funeral Home, Lynchburg. Online condolences may be made at: www.whittenfuneralhome.com  or at: www.lotzfuneralhome.com

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Lotz Funeral Home, Roanoke, is serving the Carter family.


March 22, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

W. Edgar “Bud” Smith

W. Edgar (Bud) Smith, 77, of Blue Ridge, Va., passed away after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, March 22, 2009, in a Roanoke hospital, surrounded by his devoted children.

A life long resident of Bedford County, he was the son of the late John W. and Lila A. Smith. Bud, a veteran of the Korean Conflict, proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Northhampton as a cobbler. He was a master carpenter, having helped build countless homes in the area. For approximately 20 years, he was employed by the Brunswick Corporation installing bowling lanes and pin-setting equipment. Bud’s passions in life included being with family and friends, gardening, hunting, fishing, and camping at Smith Mountain Lake.

Mr. Smith is survived by his seven children, Deborah S. Boyer and husband, Steve, of Bedford, Janet D. Smith, of Raleigh, N.C., Maggie S. Minnick and husband, Donald, of Troutville, Michael L. Smith Sr. and wife, Debbie, of Chesapeake, Steven O. Smith, of Bedford, Curtis J. Smith and wife, Andrea, of Suffolk, and W. Chris Smith and wife, Kim, of Roanoke. Mr. Smith is also survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Betty J. Smith, of Roanoke. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, the Rev. Michael L. Smith II, of Zambia, Africa, Gregory S. Boyer, of Bedford, Joshua R. Minnick, of Bedford, Morgan E. Smith, of Vinton, Geoffrey P. Smith, of Chesapeake, Hannah E. Minnick, of Troutville, Sloane V. and Samantha V. Smith, both of Suffolk, Emily M. Smith and Sean C. Smith, of Roanoke; also three great-grandchildren, Tyler Smith, Evie Smith, and Dylan Boyer. Bud is also survived by several nephews and nieces, including a special niece, Donna P. Shumaker.

A service celebrating Bud’s life will be conducted 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, from Oakey’s East Chapel with Pastor Stafford Frederick officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the staff on floor 10 South at Roanoke Memorial Hospital for the kindness shown to Bud during his illness. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to either the American Cancer Society or the Montvale Fire Department and Rescue Squad in his memory. Arrangements under the care of Oakey’s East Chapel, 540-977-3909.


February 25, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

O. Wendell Burroughs

O. Wendell Burroughs, age 83, passed away, Wednesday, February 25, 2009 in Russell County Medical Center. Wendell was a native of Northern Kentucky, he had lived in St. Paul since 1957.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in St. Paul.  He was a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Virginia and Tennessee and owned and operated the Huff-Cook Funeral Home until 1989.  He was also a member of the St. Paul Lions Club for over 40 years and was a Kentucky Colonel. Wendell was a Veteran of WWII, a member of the American Legion and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was a member of St. Paul Masonic Lodge #343, a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Richmond, and was a Shriner, member of Kazim Temple, Roanoke.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Burroughs and Mamie H. Huff Burroughs; and wife, Mary A. Burroughs; son, Jeffrey W. Burroughs. Survivors include three daughters, Carla Stone, Peggy Bellamy, and Lynda Sutherland and husband Harry Sutherland, all of St. Paul, VA; six grandchildren, Christopher Evans, Jeannie Keffer, Stephen Bellamy, Lori Trail and husband Jeremy, Jeff Bellamy and Mary Beth Glovier; 12 great grandchildren; one sister, Jean Tumbrink, Carrollton, KY; one brother, Dick Burroughs, Southern Pines, NC; also several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2009 in the First Baptist Church in St. Paul, with the Rev. Mike Moore and Rev. Lee Kidd officiating.  Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 27, 2009 in the Temple Hill Memorial Park.  Those attending are requested to meet at the church by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Jeff Bellamy, Stephen Bellamy, Christopher Evans, Jeremy Trail, Dan Glass and Jim Gibson. The family will receive friends 5 p.m. Until 7 p.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 546, St. Paul, Virginia 24283.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Home Nursing Company, staff of Russell County Medical Center and Dr. Brian Easton. Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266, (276)889-4444 is serving the Burroughs family. 


February 18, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

John E. Spiaggi

John E. Spiaggi, 58, of Chesapeake, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 18, 2009.

He is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Tassie Turner, her son, Brandon and granddog, Jaxon; sister, Edith S. Rider and her husband, David; sister, Frances L. Spiaggi; brothers, Joseph C. Spiaggi and his wife, Joyce, Laurence F. Spiaggi and his wife, Sue; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends, especially, Jose’ Mercado, his “adopted son”.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. and Elva H. Spiaggi; sister, Phyllis S. Kirkpatrick; brother, Phillip. 

John was a U.S. Navy veteran and a retiree of Crofton Diving. His family will receive friends 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Grand Affairs, 1201 Club House Drive Chesapeake, VA 23322, with a Celebration of his Life to begin at 3:30 p.m..  Interment will be private. Morrissett Funeral Home, Richmond, VA (877) 719-7901 is in charge of arrangements (condolences at morrissett.com).

John’s family wishes to offer many thanks to all those that have given comfort and friendship through this tough journey.  Pokey, as he was known to his family will be greatly missed for his can do attitude and ability to help solve problems.  John loved fishing.  He was a loyal customer and friend to Captain Ernie and the Albatross Fleet in Hatteras Village, with that in mind the family requests that in lieu of flowers you take a friend fishing and share a laugh or two.  “Fish On”


February 10, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Chad Morris “Poppy” Barton

Chad Morris “Poppy” Barton, age 73, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, with his family by his side.


Born in Dickenson County, he was a son of the late Ira Runnels and Rachel Tiller Barton. He was a member of Duty View Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Barton was owner and manager of Haysi Funeral Home for 45 years, owner of Barton’s Trucking and Chad Barton Monument Co. He was a member of Haysi Kiwanis Club, Stone Mountain Clinic Board, current president of Southwest Virginia Funeral Directors Association and had served on the Haysi Town Council, local clinic board and bank board. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Channe Barton, Greg (Betty) Barton and Grabern Barton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Noah and Alpha Colley Yates; a sister-in-law, Bethleen Yates Dingus; brothers-in-law, Bill Mondrage and Bill Edwards; a niece, Tiffany Barton; and nephews, James Allen Yates, Dana Starnes and Lance Barton. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Patsy Yates Barton; three children, Ira Morris (Sandra) Barton, Rocky Dart Barton, and Janet Lynn (Shane) Hillman, all of Haysi; his pride and joy, his grandchildren, Collin Chad and Rachel Grayson Hillman; two step-grandchildren, Brandi Presley and LaRae Boyd; a sister, Louise (James) Compton of Wytheville, Va.; sisters-in-law, Peggy Barton, Pamela Barton, Becky Mondrage, Trula Edwards, Dinah (Willard) Deel, Neva (Dee) Osborne, and June (Fred) Phillips; brothers-in-law, James (Ruth) Yates, Doyle Dingus, and Harold (Eula) Yates; and a host of special cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.


A very special thank you to his friend, Buck Duty, for always being by his side.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Haysi Funeral Home, with Elders Garnell Gilbert and Shawn Dotson officiating. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, at the funeral home. Entombment will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at the Rebecca Willis Cemetery, Haysi.
Nephews and employees of Bartons Trucking will serve as pallbearers. Members of Haysi Kiwanis Club will serve as honorary pallbearers. Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


February 7, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Robert G. “Bob” Danielson

Robert G. “Bob” Danielson, 76, of Chesterfield, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 07, 2009.  He was preceded on July 16, 2008 by his beloved wife of 53 years, Dorothy Powell “Dot” Danielson.  He is survived by his daughter, Janice L. Danielson Hazlett; daughter and son-in-law, Sue Ellen Danielson and Laurence F. “Larry“ Spiaggi; sister, Marilyn White; grand-dogs, Missy, Roxy and Chance.

Bob served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War era and was the Owner and Manager of Morrissett Funeral Home from 1969 to 1997. He was a member of Manchester Lodge #14 A.F.&A.M., the Meadowdale McDonald’s Coffee Group and Meadowbrook Country Club.  Bob formerly was active with the Richmond Jaycees, Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Manchester Moose and Dale Ruritan. 

The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, Feb. 12th at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rte. 10).  His funeral service will be held 2 PM on Friday Feb. 13th at the Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Dale Memorial Park.  The family suggests that contributions be made to Beulah United Methodist Church, 6930 Beulah Rd. Richmond, VA 23234. 

Many thanks from the family to all those that have given comfort and friendship through this tough journey.  Condolences may be registered at morrissett.com.


February 5, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Thelma Leola Dudley Hartley

Thelma Leola Dudley Hartley, 84, peacefully slipped from the bonds of our world and immediately awoke in her Heavenly home to rejoin her husband, Robert Raymond Hartley and her parents, Thomas James and Susie Mae Goodwin Dudley.

Nana retired from Groendyk Manufacturing of Buchanan after 28 years service and had been a member of Virginia Presbyterian Church for over 55 years. She traveled, played cards, and enjoyed an independent lifestyle until she suffered a stroke in November 1996.  The family wishes to thank all that took part in her care especially Friendship Healthcare Center.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Jane H. and E. T. “Tommy” Wright of Buchanan, Bobbi H. and I. Ray Sloan, of Buchanan (Owners of Botetourt Funeral Homes, Buchanan and Eagle Rock and Secretary / Treasurer of VFDA ); grandchildren, Christopher D. and Barbara G. Wright, Karen F. Conner (Manager of Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan Chapel and Vice-President of Blue Ridge FDA), and Kevin M. Conner; great-grandchildren, Kayla Nicole Lugar, Hannah Marie Wright, and Coleton Hartley Wright; her extended families of Virginia Presbyterian Church and Botetourt Funeral Home. 

Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 8, 2009 at the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home with the Rev. Terri D. Slate, Rev. Marina Gopadze, and Mr. Mark Dayton officiating. Interment will follow beside her husband in Fairview Cemetery~Buchanan. Those wishing to make a contribution please consider the Virginia Presbyterian Church, PO Box 328, Buchanan, VA 24066. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 7, from 2 to 6 pm at Botetourt Funeral Home, 14920 Lee Highway, Buchanan, VA (254-3000)


January 27, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Elva H. Spiaggi

Elva H. Spiaggi, 89, of Chesterfield and formerly of Portsmouth, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 27, 2009.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Spiaggi; daughter, Phyllis S. Kirkpatrick and son, Phillip.  Surviving are her daughters, Edith M. Rider and her husband, David; Frances L. Spiaggi; sons, Joseph C. Spiaggi and his wife, Joyce, John E. Spiaggi and his fiancé, Tassie Turner, Laurence F. “Larry” Spiaggi and his wife Sue E. Danielson (Owners of Morrissett Funeral Home); brother James H. Hatchell; grandchildren, Gerald A. and Teri Prince, Jennifer P. & Gordon Dodson, Ken B. Spiaggi, Charlene R. & Tony Tysver, Diana F. Rider, Ryan P. Spiaggi, Jonathan S. Spiaggi, Amanda K. Parrish; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Savannah, Bethany, Justin, Vinny, Landon, Phillip, Leanne and Lillie. 

Elva was well known in Cradock as a great volunteer. She founded P.E.P, a social group for young adults with special needs.  She was active in both the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, was awarded lifetime membership in the Virginia PTA and was Volunteer of the Year for Portsmouth in the early 80’s.

Her family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM on Thursday at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. Richmond, VA and  Noon to 1 PM on Friday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Portsmouth, VA, with a Funeral Mass being Celebrated at 1 PM.   Interment will be at Meadowbrook Memorial Garden.  Because of Elva’s love and support of the sewing circle, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Sewing and Craft Group c/o Holy Angels Catholic Church, 34 Afton Parkway, Portsmouth, VA 23702. (Condolences at morrissett.com)


January 9, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Phyllis Anita Wilson

Phyllis Anita Wilson, age 58, of Petersburg departed this life on Friday, January 9, 2009. 

Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Charles Eddie Wilson and Traviss Leemond Williams; parents, Charles T. Wilson, Jr. and Gertrude Stokes Wilson; one brother, Woodrow Wilson (Equince) of Macon, Ga.; two sisters, Barbara W. Mason (Earl) and Bertha W. Fleming (John); eight aunts, Edith Lawrence and Mamie Morgan, both of Blackstone, Phyllis Hernandez of New York, Margaret Wilson and Catherine Jones, both of New Jersey, Mable Nixon, Catherine and Annie Stokes; two uncles, Ralph Hernandez of New York and Rudolph Wilson of New Jersey; four nieces, Jacquelyn Avent, Ashley Wilson of Macon, Ga. Jamie Beloate of Ft. Wayne, IN and Nikisha Wilson; six nephews, Darrin Beloate of Fort Wayne, IN, Rashaad and Rafael Monroe, Shawn Holloway of Macon, Ga, Lamont Wilson and Leroy Avent, Jr.; one daughter-in-law; a host of great nieces and great nephews; cousins and many friends, two devoted, Charles Middleton and Dorice Reavis. 

Remains rest at Scott’s Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd., Richmond.  Viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 13 at William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, 137 Harrison Street and where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 14 at 1 PM.  Rev. William N. Bland, Jr. eulogist.  Online guest book at www.scottsfuneralhome.com


January 1, 2009

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Bryant Douglas Moran 

GRETNA – Bryant Douglas Moran, age 21, of 610 South Main Street, Gretna, died Thursday, January 1, 2009 the result of an automobile accident. Born March 27, 1987 in Lynchburg he was a son of Deborah Price Moran of Gretna and Bruce A. Moran and wife, Laurie of Gretna. Bryant was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Jean S. Price and his paternal grandfather, Carl O. Moran.

He was an Honor and Merit graduate of Gretna High School. Bryant was an employee of Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, a Mortuary Science student at John Tyler Community College and was a member of Anderson Memorial United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents he is survived by two brothers, Austin Moran of Gretna and Jeffrey Bond of Danville; his maternal grandparents, Douglas Price, Sr. and wife, Dawn of Gretna and his paternal grandmother Fran M. Moran of Gretna. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the First Baptist Church of Gretna by Rev. R. G. Rowland and Rev. John Snyder. Burial will follow in Gretna Burial Park. The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2009 at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence. The family suggests memorials be made to the Gretna Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 14, Gretna, VA 24557.

Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.