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Sara Cathern Alexander SUFFOLK - Sara Cathern Alexander, 59, of Emporia, passed away Aug. 28, 2010. She was born in Suffolk, the daughter of .....
HAMPTON - Alfred E. Ferguson, 75, a native of Kentucky, was raised and became a lifelong resident of the Peninsula, passed away on Friday evening, Aug. 27, 2010.
Artis Geneva Snead Powers, 84, of Dublin, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010, at Pulaski Health & Rehab. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Walter Powers; a beloved daughter, Patricia Yvonne Powers; and her parents, Thomas and Polly Helton Snead. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin and Teresa Powers, of Christiansburg; three daughters and son-in-law, Linda and Gary Callahan, of Dublin, and Nancy Jones and Nora Powers, both of Radford; 10 grandchildren; and 13 greatgrandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of Pulaski Health and Rehab for all their care. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with the Rev. Michael Blouse and the Rev. John Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Powers family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.
Austin C. Rakes
Aug 30, 2010 Austin Curtis Rakes, 17, of Bassett, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Bassett Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Austin Curtis Rakes, 17, of Bassett, died Saturday August 28, 2010. Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett is in charge of the arrangements.
BOLINSKEY, Billy, 73, of Mechanicsville, died peacefully in his sleep August 28, 2010. He is survived by his sisters, Paulette Roccograndi (Anthony) and Rosemary Brooke (Larry); a brother, Patrick Bolinskey (Linda); nieces, Jacqueline Lund, Christy Bolinskey, Dr. Desiree Brooke and Kim Bolinskey; nephews, John Roccograndi, Kevin and Sean Bolinskey; a great-niece, Nicole Roccograndi; and a great-nephew, Mason Roccograndi. Billy was born April 20, 1937 in the mountains of southwest Virginia. He was the oldest of seven and graduated third in his high school class, which he always said wasn't too hard considering that there were only ten people in his class. That was always one of his favorite jokes to tell. He went on to graduate with a degree in chemistry from Virginia Tech. Billy had an amazing love of baseball, and it was nothing unusual to find him any summer day reading and watching numerous games at one time. He will always be remembered for his infectious laugh. The family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville, where a celebration of Billy's life will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday.
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Bertha Collins White In loving memory of you on your birthday. We miss you, your loving family.
BESSIE CASTON-FLEMING Mama, We miss you and love you. You will always be in our hearts. Happy 79th Birthday. Arthur Jr., Archie Sr. and Audrey
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Beulah E. Hancock, 93, of Pulaski, passed away late Friday, August 27, 2010 in the Highland Ridge Rehab Center. born in Delton, Va. May 13, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Elizabeth Coalson Rigney Hancock. She was also preceded in death by her sister and brothers, Alma, Clarence and Clyde Rigney, Buford, Alton and Ishmal Hancock. She was a retired employee of Jefferson Mills. Surviving are nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Danny Cromer. The family will receive friends Monday, August 30, 2010 at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel from 6 p.m. until the funeral service at 7:30 p.m., with Pastor Edward Dalton officiating. Burial will follow Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Christian Church Cemetery, Draper. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.
Bianca Dapretto Barfield, 83, of Dinwiddie County, widow of Charles Benjamin Barfield Jr., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at Southside Regional Medical Center., She was the daughter of the late Giulio and Giovanna Aquilante Dapretto. She was a retired employee of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co., She is survived by two sons, Charles T. Barfield and Robert D. Harmon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildre;n along with a host of friends., Private graveside services were held Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Blandford Cemetery. Requiem Masses were also said at St. John's Episcopal Church, Petersburg, and at St. Alban's Anglican Catholic Church in Richmond.
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Boney R. Leftwich
Aug 30, 2010 The funeral for Boney Raleigh "Snapper" Leftwich, 58, of 961 Sugartree Church Road, Danville, who died Aug. 27, 2010, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hairston Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Tarpley officiating. Burial will be in Carver Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends a half hour before the service at the funeral home and other times at the home. He was born in Pittsylvania County on Oct. 9, 1951, to Dorsey Leftwich Jr. and Lucy Walton Leftwich. He was preceded in death by his parents. Leftwich was a delivery driver for Pepsi Bottling Co. for 10 years. Surviving are four sons, Gregory Morris of Chester, Raleigh Leftwich and Marcus Leftwich, both of Atlanta, and Tirrell Leftwich of Ft. Carson, Colo.; four sisters, Barbara Brown of Atlanta, Katie Hall of Dry Fork, Wyonnia Hagans of Lynchburg and Gail Edwards of Atlanta; a brother, Lewis Leftwich of Dayton, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
Bruce Edwin Chittum, 54, of Ferrum, passed away Friday, August 27, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dina Marie Chittum; son, Benjamin Edwin Chittum; mother, Mildred Chittum; brother, Tommy Chittum. Surviving are his father, Joseph Chittum; sister, Sharon Harmon (Charlie); daughter and son-in-law, Christy Marie Bailey and husband, Dallas; sons and daughters-in-law, Jacob Chittum and wife, Julie, Jason Chittum and wife, Melissa; eight grandchildren, Stirling, Caleb, Keith, Clayton, Evelyn, William, Nathaniel and Luke. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, August 30, 2010, from Flora Funeral Chapel with Elder Billy Boone officiating. Interment will follow in Chittum family cemetery. His family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount and other times at the home of Jason and Melissa Chittum, 10 Bitty Hill Lane, Ferrum, Va.
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EVANS, Catherine C., 76, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Wade V. Evans Jr.; two sons and their wives, Wade V. Evans III (Patty) of Goochland and William L. Evans (Gwen) of Chesterfield. Also affectionately known as Meme to her eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one niece, Diane McDorman. Mrs. Evans was a former member of the Richmond Country Club. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd. Interment private. Please make online condolences to: www.woodyfuneralhomeparham.com
A funeral for Ms. Charita Ellis will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at the Little Zion Church, Carson Va. Viewing will be held today at the Johnson Funeral Home, 530 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, (804) 863-4411.
GRUBB, Charles L. Jr. "Junie," 56, of Chesterfield, Va., passed away August 20, 2010. Having been in the hospital as the result of an accident and fighting the battle of life for the last 23 years, Junie has given up the battle and the fight is over! He was the son of the late Charles L. Grubb Sr. and Mildred S. Grubb. He is survived by three daughters, Laura Michelle Grubb, Megan Virginia Shelton and Amy Elizabeth Ebert Fowler; and one son, Chris D. Ebert; the mother of his children and love of his life, Dotty; his two sisters, Becky G. Baines and husband, Ed Baines, and Christina L. Lilly and husband, Jason Lilly; grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. A birth certificate shows that he was born, a death certificate shows that he passed, pictures show that he lived, and oh, how Junie did live! Family and friends will gather at Healing Waters Church, 9550 Midlothian Turnpike, Chesterfield, Va., on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Services to celebrate his life will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at 3 p.m. in Dale Memorial Park Chapel.
Charles L. Whorley
Aug 30, 2010 Charles Lloyd Whorley, 46, of Burlington, N.C., died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at High Point Regional Hospital. Norris Funeral Services in Martinsville is handling arrangements.
HAGUE - Clark Caldwell Eversole, 81, of Hague, Va., passed away on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at his home following a lengthy illness.
Clarsie Sarver Furrow, 95, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord Friday, August 27, 2010. She was born February 6, 1915 in Ironto, Va., a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Sarver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Furrow, son, Kenneth Furrow, three brothers, and three sisters. She retired from Kenrose Manufacturing after more than 25 years of service. Following her retirement she worked as a sitter, helping many recover from their sickness. She was a longtime, active member of New Life Christian Ministries. Surviving are her children, Evelyn Meadors, of Roanoke; Buford Furrow, of Olympia, Washington, Dorsey Furrow and wife, Barbara, of Anderson, S.C.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to the Mission Fund, C/O New Life Christian Ministries , 5745 Airport Road Roanoke, Va. 24012. Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road, by the Rev. Walter Wood and the Rev. Larry Meadors. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Simpson Funeral Home, 366-0707.
Arrangements by Shivers Funeral Chapel, Smithfield (757)357-9500. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
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Shirley Coppage NORFOLK - Shirley Coppage, 72, was called to be with the Lord on Aug. 26, 2010 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. She .....
Surviving are his wife of 10 years, Sharon Hall-Poole; stepchildren and their spouses, Angela and Chad Bartlome, and Chris and Denice Hall, all of Hampton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and George Martin of Smithfield, and Peggy and Bob Bennett of Edgewater, Md.; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Stephanie Poole of Newport News; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, who love him.
He leaves to cherish in his memory his devoted and loving wife, Marie A. Barnwell; two sons, David A. Jr. (Paula) and Dinardo 'Dino' Barnwell; two daughters, Yettah A. Rogers and Davondra 'Kicky' Harper.
NEWPORT NEWS - David L. Burnham, born April 29, 1951, in the union of the late Mr. Burnham Sr., and Rosa Mae (Cuffee), went home on Aug. 22, 2010.
Debra Sue Nichols BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. Debra Sue Nichols passed away on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Holston Valley Medical Center. For more information please call 423-323-5167 or to post online condolences please visit our website at
BATES, Edith Swisher, 97, passed away on August 18, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, one sister. Left to mourn three sisters, Mary Turnage, Violet Dixon and Marie Yates. Graveside service to be held on Tuesday, August 31, 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery.
MANOUKIAN, Elizabeth (Seferian), 88, of New Creek, W.Va., formerly of Richmond, Va., passed away Thursday, August 19, 2010 at the Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home, Keyser, W.Va. She was born on March 8, 1922 and was the widow of the late Der Boghos Manoukian. She gave love, light, life and joy to all who knew her. With all our love, Mariam, Haig and Michele, Peruz, Lucia, Alineh, Tagvor and Shelby, Julia and Will. A memorial service will be held at St. James Armenian Church, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, October 10, 2010. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to: St. James Armenian Church, 834 Pepper Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23226 or to Lucia Manoukian, 44144 Alderwood Terrace, Ashburn, Va. 20147, to assist the family in defraying funeral expenses. The Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, is assisting the family. Online condolences at: www.smithfuneralhomes.net.
Elsie Orfield Carr ABINGDON, Va. Mrs. Elsie Orfield Carr, age 95, a lifelong resident of Washington County, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Grace Healthcare Center. She was born on Dec. 26, 1914, in Washington County, a daughter of the late James Thomas Orfield Sr. and Betty South Orfield. Mrs. Carr was a longtime member of the Trigg Street Church of God in Abingdon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Robert L. Carr; one brother, James Thomas Orfield; and one sister, Mary Hyler. Survivors include two sons, James Robert "JR" Carr and wife, Yvonne of Abingdon and Roy Eugene Carr and wife, Birdie of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two daughters, Martha "Tippy" Thomas and husband, Dewey of Kingsport, Tenn., and Mildred Inscore and husband, Bobby of Abingdon, whom Mrs. Carr had made her home with for the last eight years; 11 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; special friends, the family of the late Hazel Reed, Hazel Inman and her family and Nora Lee Gosa. The family wishes to express a special thanks to the staffs of Grace Healthcare Center and of Hospice of Southwest Virginia for the loving care that was shown to Mrs. Carr and her family. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, from the Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon with Pastor Wayne Chant officiating. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery by 1:45 p.m. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ellison Conrad, Dr. Bruce Higinbothom, Ted Sanders, Jack Whittaker and her grandsons, Bobby Carr, Gary Harvel, Ernie Thomas and Mike Carr. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening at the Frost Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may also visit anytime at the home of Mildred and Bobby Inscore, 517 Humes St., in Abingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Trigg Street Church of God, New Sanctuary Building Fund, 333 Trigg St., Abingdon, VA 24210, in her memory. A book of memories for Mrs. Carr is available at
NEWPORT NEWS - Emily 'Betty' V. Hoffman, 86, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.
Eric Dean Karnes Jr., 28, formerly of Roanoke, died Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Funeral services 12 noon Monday, August 30, 2010, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.
Ernest Chaplin, 87, of Lexington, died Saturday, August 28, 2010. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, Va.
Ethel C. Cooper
Aug 30, 2010 Ethel Marie Clements Cooper, 87, formerly of 119 Halfway Road, Martinsville, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Franklin Healthcare in Rocky Mount. Arrangements will be announced by Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home.
CASSADA, Ethel B., 96, of Richmond, widow of Curtis M. Cassada, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2010. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Mike Sechler of Glen Allen, Va.; two sisters, Marion Engelstad of Wichita, Kansas, Ann Cassada of Farmville, Va.; also one grandson, Bruce Garrett of Richmond, Va.; two great-grandsons, Jason and Jake Garrett of Richmond. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Farmville, Va. Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, assisting family with arrangements.
In Memory of my Loving Mother Ethel "Big Ma" Cooper Happy Birthday Mom. You will never be forgotten. For though we are apart, You are always and forever alive with my heart. Hugs and kisses. Daughter, Bit
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VIRGINIA BEACH - On Aug. 27, 2010, Eugene Eason Bracken passed away, in Virginia Beach, Va..
Faithe Main Overstreet, 90, of Salem, Va., died on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. She was born on June 15, 1920, in Roanoke, Va., daughter of the late Rose Hundley and Andrew Robert Main. She is survived by her cherished husband, George M. Overstreet. They were married for 69 years. Surviving also are a son, Andrew D. Overstreet and wife, June, of Pearland, Texas; a daughter, Lisa and husband, Norman Allred; three granddaughters, Crystal Devail and husband, Andrew, and Amanda and Carmen; one grandson, Julian; great-grandson, Trevor Devail; great-granddaughter, Jordan Devail, all of High Point, N.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Martha Ann and Bob Davis, of Canton, Ga.; and a brother, A. Paul Main, of Spartanburg, S.C. Faithe graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Waynesboro, Va., and National Business College. She worked as a secretary at Rainbow Bread Company. After raising her children she went to work at Lewis-Gale Hospital working with Medicare patients. She was active at Calvary Baptist Church of Roanoke teaching Sunday School, secretary of the Missionary Union, and helped set up the Baptist Friendship House on Elm Ave. for working with children. She helped organize the Salem Republican Women's Club. She was a Girl Scout leader; volunteered in donor room at Red Cross; completed a four year study "Education for Ministry" that covers the old and new testament, church history and theology joining St. Paul's Episcopal Church, of Salem in 1986, after hearing Dr. Scott Peck speak on the true meaning of prayer in life. Faithe learned about how to put into practice daily meditation and prayer which greatly enriched her Christian life and she helped organize and belonged to several prayer groups most of her adult life. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Brad Laycock officiating. Inurnment will follow the service. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100.
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Wanda Walthall Ford VIRGINIA BEACH - Wanda Walthall Ford, 87, previously of Virginia Beach, died after a 2-year battle with lung cancer at The .....
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Frank Sparks Foster Jr. VIRGINIA BEACH - Frank Sparks Foster Jr. died suddenly Aug. 27, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Judy Foster .....
Frances B. Walton
Aug 30, 2010 Frances Becker Walton, 74, of 838 Smith St., Martinsville, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. Arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Services.
JONES - Frederick "Rick" Gone yet not forgotten. Although we are apart, your spirit is within me, forever in my heart. Missing you always, Monita
George Madagan, 77, of Montavale, died Sunday, August 29, 2010. Arrangements by BurchMessier Funeral Home, 317 W. Main Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360.
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MATTHEWS - HELEN Remembering you and missing you on your birthday. Love, Pete, Vann, Deborah, Howard & Family
Dr. Howard B. Watkins Dr. Howard B. Watkins, died peacefully, at home surrounded by family, Saturday, August 28, 2010., Howard was born on July 9, 1923, in Floyd County, Virginia, to James Robert and Pearl Shortt Watkins. He was the fifth of seven children, all of whom predeceased him., A graduate of Floyd County public schools, he enlisted in the aviation cadet program of the Army Air Force during World War II. Upon completion of his training, he served as a B-24 bomber pilot in Europe and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and various other air medals. After the war, Howard attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and graduated from the Dental School of the Medical College of Virginia. He then returned to the Air Force for the Korean conflict and met his future bride, Geraldine Kortz, while stationed in St. Louis., Howard and Jerry moved to Charlottesville in 1953 to begin his dental practice. He served the Charlottesville community for over 30 years., In addition to his wife of 58 years, Howard is survived by their four children, Robert, Ann, Judy and Scott; his daughter in-law, Caroline; four precious grandchildren, Ellie, Will Sarah and Lillian; nieces, nephews and his beloved dog, Luke., He is remembered and loved by many caring friends and neighbors., Howard was a man of many interests and a true patriot as a member of the Greatest Generation. He enjoyed the outdoors and traveled to Switzerland, Africa and the Tetons to climb with friends and family. He enjoyed his daily "dog walk" for many years with the dog walk gang through the trails on Observatory Mountain. He loved Virginia and Floyd County, traveling there frequently to visit the family farm. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather., The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Interment will be private., The family would like to thank the University of Virginia Medical Center staff, the Colonnades, Americare Plus and Hospice of the Piedmont for their care and support during this time., In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Meals on Wheels or the charity of your choice.
Irene Parsons Allen, 100, a teacher and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died on Thursday, August 26, 2010, at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, where she was a resident for 10 years. Her husband, Charles Sparks Allen, died in 2000. Before his death, the Allens celebrated over 65 years of marriage., After living and raising their children in the Fayetteville-Manlius, New York, area during their first 35 years of marriage, they were retired for 30 years, living in the Adirondacks, Georgia, and North Carolina. They had a very active, happy life, full of friends, family, travels and community involvement. They both were active in the Presbyterian Church. In Charlottesville, Mrs. Allen was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church., Mrs. Allen was an avid gardener and enjoyed painting china, sharing time with her many special friends, and being with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren., She was born on May 9, 1910, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She graduated from Syracuse University's Teacher College in 1931, and taught at elementary schools in the Syracuse area., She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Virginia and Edward McFadden of Charlottesville, Mary and Bob Koehl of Chevy Chase, and Charles and Mary Lynn Allen of Brookfield, Connecticut; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including in Charlottesville, her granddaughter, Deborah M. Elder M.D.; Deborah's husband, Gene Elder; and Mrs. Allen's great-granddaughters, Elizabeth, Julia, and Lily Elder., Irene touched the lives of many people throughout her years of aging., She will be remembered for her determination, love of life, generosity and happy smile. Her steadfast optimism continues to be an inspiration to all who knew her. Known as Granny Irene by her great- grandchildren, she will be remembered with love., The family wishes to thank the staff in Catered Living at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge for their unending support and affectionate care. It was a very special place for her and she so appreciated it., A private family celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
NEWPORT NEWS - Iris P. Joyner, 98, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.
HARRIS, Joyce Sweet, 80, of Richmond, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, August 28, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Welford L. Harris; she was very proud of her three sons, Lee (Jane), Brad (Holly), and Tim (Molly); brother, Richard Sweet; and sister, Gladys Eubank. She also dearly loved all of her 12 grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted Tuesday, August 31, 1 p.m. at Crestwood Presbyterian Church, East Campus, 6627 Jahnke Rd., Richmond, Va. 23225. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Barnabas Foundation, P.O. Box 4084, Midlothian, Va. 23112. Arrangements by the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St.
GLOUCESTER - Jack O. Timberlake, 75, passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2010.
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The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30 at Weymouth Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at the funeral home chapel, by the Rev. Dave Thornton. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
James Willie (JW) Hall, of Rocky Mount, went home to his Lord and Savior Friday, August 27, 2010. J W was a, veteran who proudly served in the Navy as a SeaBee in the South Pacific. In his younger days, he owned and operated Hall's Radio and TV Repair. During his retirement years, he loved socializing at McDonalds and Dairy Queen. JW was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Pearl Hall, and his loving wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Wells Hall. Surviving are his only son, William Monroe Hall, wife Melissa and his only grandchild Luci Hall, JW's pride and joy. The family will receive friends at their home, 955 Ruritan Rd., Rocky Mount. and also at Flora Funeral Service on Sunday August 29, 2010,from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Monday, August 30, 2010, at Flora Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jim Walls officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Park. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
In Loving Memory of Jeanie F. CHRISTIAN 12-27-42 8-3007, It has been three years since you left us, but it seems like yesterday. We love and miss you., From Me and the Kids,, Bubby, Vanessa, Steven, Karon, and Jamey.
CHOCOWINITY, N.C. - Mr. Jesse G. Dudley, 78, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010.
Joe M."Pete" Sword SALTVILLE, Va. Joe M. "Pete" Sword, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Francis Marion Manor in Marion, Va. Mr. Sword was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Lora Clapp Sword. He was born in Russell County, Va., on June 8, 1915, to Marcell and Celia Hayes Sword. He was the last surviving member of the his family. Pete was a retired employee of the Olin Corporation and H.S. Willams Company as well as a brick mason having contributed to the work at the high school, town hall and T.K. McKee hospital in Saltville. Survivors: his two sons, James "Cheeta" Sword, his special care giver of Saltville, Bill Sword (Peggy) of Marion; three daughters, Lois Nutter (Malcolm) of Cleveland, Tenn., Jackie Moore (Morris) of Martinsville, Va., Judy Plummer (Ford) of Lebanon, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Mark Sword, Kim Moore Myers, Suzanne Moore Ginter, David Moore, Debbie Nutter Beshears, Jeff Nutter, Bryan Sword, Greg Sword; 12 great- grandchildren; four step- grandchildren; five great- great-grandchildren; a host of friends; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, in the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Gilbert and Rev. James Gentry officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7 p.m. prior to the service. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Mount Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Calvary Bible Church P.O. Box 851, Saltville, VA 24370; or to the Francis Marion Manor Activity Department, P.O. Box 880, Marion, VA 24354. Online condolences may be made to
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Delores Johnson PORTSMOUTH - Delores Johnson, 68, passed away Aug. 26, 2010. She was a graduate of Crestwood High School, Class of 1961. She .....
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Joseph E. Thomas
Aug 30, 2010 The funeral for Joseph Edison Thomas, 80, of 97 Eighth St., Fieldale, who died Aug. 28, 2010, at his home, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Bassett with Elder Carl Terry officiating. Burial will be in the Goodwill Primitive Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. He was born in Spray, N.C., on Oct. 25, 1929, to Joseph Montague Thomas and Zada Barton Thomas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives, Doris Marie Doss and Nira Stone Thomas; one son, Jerry Wayne Thomas; and one sister, Viola Thomas Walker. He retired from Fieldcrest Mills, where he worked in the finishing department for more than 35 years. He was of the Primitive Baptist faith and attended Goodwill Primitive Baptist Church. He also attended Primitive Baptist Association meetings such as Pig River and Blue Ridge. Surviving are a son, James Thomas of Eden, N.C.; two sisters, Shirley Martin of Narrows and Frances Perdue of Patrick Springs; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Wood II, Joseph Miller Wood II, 83, of Charlottesville, died at his home, Saturday August 28, 2010., He was born August 16, 1927, in Charlottesville, the son of late Margaret Johns Wood and David J. Wood., He practiced at the law firm, Wood, Wood & Wood with his father and brother until he retired. He was a member of Farmington Country Club and Red Land Club., He served on the Board of the Miller Center, Miller School, UVA Alumni Association, and Salvation Army and also served on the Vestry at St. Paul's Church, Ivy., He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Wood; his brother, David J. Wood Jr.; his three children, Betsy and her husband, Sandy Stuart, of Charlottesville, Mary Minor and her husband, Peter Henderson, of Crozet, and Whitney Wood of Charlottesville; and six grandchildren, Anne Colston Stuart Carr, Jeb Stuart, Will Henderson, Carter Henderson, Whitney Henderson and Peter Henderson., He loved participating in golf, tennis, squash and croquet. He never passed up a chance to play bridge and gin rummy with his friends. Joe had a great sense of humor and he was always ready to share the latest joke with you. Many cherished his friendship and generosity and his love and devotion for his family was immeasurable., Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at St. Paul's Church, Ivy., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's Church, P.O. Box 37, Ivy, VA 22945 and SPCA, P.O. Box 7047, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
MANTEO, N.C. - Judith N. Bowles, 45, passed away on Aug, 27, 2010. She was a wonderful wife who always put her friends and family before herself.
BAKER, Katie, 90, of Ashland, formerly of Irvington, N.J., departed this life August 28, 2010. Remains rest at the F.E. Dabney Funeral Home, 600 B St., Ashland. Funeral notice later. fedabneyfuneralhome.com
JOHNSON - Korey Larry "Happy 31st Birthday" Mama miss you so much and you will always be on my mind and in my heart all the time. Love Mama, Sons & Family
Kathleen Meaney, 70, of Rocky Mount, died Sunday, August 29, 2010. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount Smith Mountain Lake.
Kelly Warren Prewitt, of Salem, formerly of Covington, died August 26, 2010. Memorial service 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at Arritt Funeral Home in Covington.
LEVY, Dr. Leon H., 84, of Richmond, died August 24, 2010. He is survived by his wife, The Rev. Dr. Sandra M. Levy; and his three children, Paul Levy of Portland, Oregon, Judy Levy of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Claire Levy of Boulder, Colorado; as well as two stepsons, Brian Esterling of Durham, North Carolina, and Kevin Esterling of Riverside, California. Dr. Levy was born in 1925 in Patterson, New Jersey, and served in the Army during World War II, first seeing combat in Germany (2nd Battalion, 343rd Infantry Regiment, 86th Division) and later stationed in the Philippines before being honorably discharged from the military. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Antioch College, Yellowsprings, Ohio, in l950, and in l954 was granted a Ph.D. in Psychology from Ohio State University. He joined the faculty of Indiana University, Bloomington, and remained there for 24 years, where from 1969 to 1978 he served as the Director of Clinical Training in the graduate program. Dr. Levy also served as Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of Maryland (Baltimore County) from 1978 until he retired in 1996, where he successfully launched a unique Ph.D. program in Human Services Psychology. He was the author of two scholarly texts in personality interpretation and theory, Psychological Interpretation and Conceptions of Personality, and was also the author of over 60 scientific publications in scholarly journals. Dr. Levy also served on many national committees for the American Psychological Association, including most recently being a member of the Board of Directors' Standing Hearing Panel of the Ethics Committee. He was the recipient of numerous national Public Health Service grants, studying most recently the efficacy of self help groups as mental health resources and the effects of hospice care on bereavement outcome. After moving to Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Levy served as an Affiliate Research Professor in the Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University. He was a loving husband, father, and stepfather, as well as grandfather to five lovely girls. He will be greatly missed by family members, as well as by students and colleagues who have admired and loved him. A memorial service will be held at historic St. John's Church, Richmond, on Saturday, September 4, at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to St. John's Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, Va. 23223, or to the charity Bread for the World, P.O. Box 96416, Washington, D.C. 20090.
CARGILE, Louis Laymon "Buddy" Jr., of Mechanicsville, born in Natchez, Miss. on July 6, 1927, the son of the late Louis L. Cargile Sr. and Gladys McCrea Cargile, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lydia Ann McKay Cargile, and is survived by one brother-in-law, two nephews, one niece, several great-nieces, and many devoted friends whose love and support were greatly appreciated by him. Buddy attended LSU before enlisting in the Marine Corps serving as a cryptographer under the Chief of Naval Operations during the occupation of Japan, China and Guam. He was recalled into service for the Korean War to help rebuild the 2nd Marine Division. Upon leaving the Marines, he went to work for Government Intelligence in Washington, D.C. leaving in 1958 to work at the Reynolds Metals Corp H.Q. in Richmond, retiring in 1985 after 27 years of service. A Mason for 60 years, he belonged to the Concordia #305 F&A.M. in Vadalia, La.; Washington Henry #344 A.F.&A.M.; Manchester Royal Arch #48, and in 1974 was Worshipful Master of Hellinic #249 A.F.&A.M. which was later absorbed into Metropolitan #11. He was also a life member of the Mechanicsville VFW Post 9808. The family will receive friends at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2010. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at Riverview Cemetery with the Reverend Mark D. Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.
Lowell Nathan Alderman, 59, of Christiansburg, passed away Friday August 27, 2010. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, August 30, 2010 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel.
Lucenda Quesenberry Marshall, of Christiansburg, received the call from our Lord to come home on Saturday, August 28, 2010, leaving her husband of 57 years, Claude W. Marshall; and daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Bob Ashcraft to cherish her memory. "Sylvie" was born on October 24, 1927, in a house on the family home place where she grew up in the Willis area of Floyd County. She was the daughter of Kinzar and Minnie Quesenberry. Of their nine children, Sylvie is survived by a sister, Ugie Poffel and husband, Joe, of Baltimore; and a brother, Harley Quesenberry and wife, Vesta, of Woodlawn. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, and her very special friends, Roy, Brenda, and Tyler Lyons of Pilot. The family wants to thank all of the doctors, nurses, caregivers, friends, and neighbors for their help, prayers, and support during this time. "Thank You" also to Shirley Akers, Lori Nelson, Ruth Stuart, and Teresa Witmer of Good Samaritan Hospice for their care and guidance, and to caregiver Virginia Tinsley. A special heartfelt "Thank You" to caregiver Liese Carman who has shown Sylvie so much love and kindness in caring for her. Sylvie retired from Imperial Reading after more than 35 years of service as a sewing machine operator. She was a strong lady who courageously faced cancer twice, victoriously both times. She loved the outdoors, tending a garden, being among her flowers, and especially going "up home" to help keep up and preserve the place of her childhood, where her heart never left. She had a special fondness for birds and animals. Kasey will miss her visits. The family will receive friends at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, with a service at 11 a.m. at Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg. Pastor Alpheus Atkins of Alleghany Baptist Church will officiate. A graveside service will immediately follow at the Quesenberry family cemetery near the home place. Countless lives have been touched by the 82 years that Lucenda Charity Quesenberry Marshall was with us. Thank you, Lord, for this precious gift. To God be the glory! Amen. On line condolences may be sent by visiting www.h ornefuneral, . The Marshall family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg.
MILES - Maggie M. On August 27, 1960 God took you away from us. We still love and miss you as though it was yesterday. Sons - Foster, Spencer & Sanford
GARY, Magnolia Turner Nov. 28, 1928 - Aug. 28, 2009 Quietly we sit in silence, remembering you in our hearts. Each memory of you a treasure we hold near and dear to our hearts, now that we're apart. Our times are filled with longing to hear your voice, to feel your gentle touch, to see your smiling face and have you here with us, even if just for a little while longer. Forever in our hearts Love, Stephen Jr., Nicole, LaVondrea, Joshua and John
Mary Ann Colvin, 54, of Barboursville, went to be with her Lord surrounded by family on Sunday, August 22, 2010, at the Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville., She was born on July 8, 1956, in Charlottesville, a daughter of the late Chester Linwood Colvin and Leslie Marie Keyseeah Colvin., Ms. Colvin is survived by her companion of 22 years, Melvin Frye of Barboursville; one daughter, Megan Colvin of Barboursville; a grandchild, Ky'mani Dinkins of Barboursville; three sisters, Brenda Roebuck and her husband, Harry, of Radiant, Rita Arrington and and her husband, Calvin, of Orange, Carolyn Wells and her husband, Errick, of Gordonsville; four Godchildren, Taleah Blakey, Tienesha Colvin and Derrick Colvin, all of Orange and Anthony Paige of Barboursville; three guardian angels, Beatrice Timberlake, Crystal Blue and Debra Bryant; Mary Ann's co-workers and friends at Humagen were her second family. She was loved and will be missed by all and a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends., Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2010, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville with interment at Holly Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Charlottesville. The Reverend Robert Anthony will officiate., The family will receive friends from 11 until 12 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2010, prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Mary Louise Harmon, of 2307 N. Whitehill Drive, Petersburg, departed this life, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at the Southside Regional Medical Center., She was born in Amelia County to Mary Hanna Fells Williams and the late Willie B. Williams. Mrs. Harmon was a member of the Marmora Baptist Church and worked as a homemaker for many years until her health declined., She was preceded in death by her husband, David Harmon Jr; and two grandsons, Harold Moore and Shaun Moore., Besides her mother, Mary leaves cherished memories to: two daughters, Sharon Moore (Harold) of Petersburg and Carolyn Wiggins (Flint) of Eufaula, Ala.; two sons, David Harmon III (Kathy) of Bowie, Md., and Devonta' Harmon (Crystal) of Texas; one goddaughter, Antionette Murr; and one godson, Willie C. Harmon; five grandchildren, Octivia Moore, Kandra Wiggins (Marc), Flint Wiggins, Natalia Angus and Marcus Harris; 12 great-grandchildren, six brothers, John Fells, James Williams, Leon Williams, Arthur Fells, Franklin Williams and Milton Williams, all of Petersburg; two sisters, Gertrude Moore of Hopewell and Catherine Mitchell of Petersburg; one aunt, Emma Fells; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Williams of Petersburg, Addie Stokes and Leslie Ivory, both of Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends., A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Chapel of the William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, The interment will be in the Southlawn Memorial Park., The family will receive friends at the Chapel of the William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg, from 7 to 8 Wednesday evening. The family may be contacted by calling (804) 469-1124 or (804) 835-4745., Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg;
EVANS - MAUD L. Happy 69th Birthday. You are Missed. Love, Your Family
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Nancy Foutz Campbell, 69, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 28, 2010. She passed at her home with family at her bedside to which she was very dedicated and loved dearly. Nancy enjoyed selling Avon for several years as well as working as a caterer for Ray Miller Auctioneer and was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church. Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Christine Foutz; brother, Samuel Foutz; and a sister, Shirley Chitwood. She is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, Steve Campbell, Salem; as well as siblings, Edward H. and Brenda Foutz, Patsy and Buster Beckner, both of Salem, Russell Foutz, of Roanoke, and Lester and Margeret Foutz, of Christiansburg; as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins of whom all were very special to her; as well as family of the heart, Vanessa Phillips, James Lutz and Robert Lutz. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Amedisys Hospice Services for all their kindness and loving care. A memorial service will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Temple Baptist Church, with Pastor Greg Irby officiating, prior to visitation at Lotz Salem Chapel from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by a graveside service at Sherwood Memorial Park. Online condolences at
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GREEN, Peggy L. Happy 62nd Birthday! We love and miss you. Love, Marie, Pete & Walter
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Anthony P. Pittas NORFOLK - Anthony P. Pittas, 89, passed away Aug. 28, 2010 in Bon Secours De- Paul Medical Center. He was born .....
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The Lord Is My Shepherd In Loving Memory OfAndrew H. Privott Jr.February 8, 1952 - August 28, 2009 We love and miss you very .....
Rachel Maxine Holmes Burner, 80, of Lexington, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2010. Visitation will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 6 p.m. on Wednesday September 1, 2010, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel, Lexington Va.
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Aug 30, 2010 The funeral for Ralph G. Foley, 67, of Martinsville, who died Aug. 26, 2010, was held Sunday at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Bassett with Pastor Bobby Rakes and the Rev. David Bishop officiating. Burial was in Pleasant View Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Foley, Gary Harris, Dean Blankenship, James E. Foley, Mark Foley, Richard Foley, Robert Foley, David Rea and Daniel Rea.
Richard L. Alcorn, 67, of Vinton, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 982-2221.
Robert "Bobby" Edgar Morris Jr. Robert "Bobby" Edgar Morris Jr., 64, of Fork Union, died on Friday, August 27, 2010, at McGuire Veteran's Hospital in Richmond, after a long battle with cancer., He was born on October 1, 1945, in Zions Crossroads, a son of Helen (Davis) Morris Pleasants the late Robert Edgar Morris Sr., In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara J. Thomas., Bobby was a wonderful person who was full of life. He was a dedicated husband and father and loved to spend time with his family and friends. He served in the United States Army from 1963 until 1966 in Wurzburg, Germany, and later chose a career as a tractor trailer driver for Jake Alexander and Macsteel, which he did for over 30 years. His hobbies included playing golf, watching NASCAR and working on cars. Bobby will be greatly missed by his family and everyone who knew him., In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Pamela L. Morris of Fork Union; two daughters, Patricia L. Morris of Fork Union and Nicole E. Morris of Palmyra; two sons, Robert E. Morris III of Fork Union, and Jeff Harris and his wife, Pam, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Jayden Anderson, Scarlett Harris, and Marcos and Manuel Perez; three sisters, Shirley M. Bryant and her husband, Forrest, of Troy, Rebecca M. Harris and her husband, Ervin, of Troy, and Lisa M. Sprouse and her husband, Steve, of Kents Store; a brother, Ronnie Lee Morris, of Troy; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews and friends., A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, September 3, 2010, at Zion United Methodist Church at 1674 Zion Road in Troy by the Reverend Mike Plasters. Burial will follow at Bybee Road Baptist Church Cemetery., The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, September 2, 2010, at Zion United Methodist Church., Thacker Brothers Funeral Home in Scottsville is handling the arrangements.
Rowland W. Adrian Jr. SALTVILLE, Va. Graveside services for Rowland W. Adrian Jr. will be conducted Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Caudill-Taylor Cemetery with Father Paul Maier officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home; however, friends may call at the home. Military graveside honors will be provided by the Highlands Veteran's Honor Guard. The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will also be providing an honor guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly No. 1840, c/o Bernard Hamley, 4 McGregar Place, Johnson City, TN 37604. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting
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Dane R. Royl NORFOLK - Dane Richard Royl, 2, passed away Aug. 27, 2010. Dane was born Aug. 27, 2008. Left to cherish his .....
Ruby Smith Gibson, 73, of Vinton, passed away Friday, August 27, 2010. She was a loving, hard working, super mom who provided for and was dedicated to her family. She was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Alpha Conner, six brothers and one sister. Surviving family include a daughter, Brenda Cagle and husband, David, of Fincastle; son, Michael C. Smith and wife, Tina, of Roanoke; loving daughter and caregiver, Molly C. Hicks and husband, Jerry, of Bedford; brother and sister-in-law, Douglas R. and Jean Conner, of Clarksville, Tenn.; special niece, Barbara Majors and husband, Paul; special friend, Calvin Clemmons; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three other nieces and six nephews. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Roanoke, with Pastor Joe Peters officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 30, 2010 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Lotz Funeral Home in Roanoke. On-line condolences may be made at
Corbin, Ruby V. July 15, 1948 - August 18, 2009 We love and miss you, always in our hearts. Mother, Sons, Grandchildren & Family.
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Aug 30, 2010 Sestress Junior "June Bug" Horton, 49, of Martinsville, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at his home. He was born in Martinsville on Jan. 20, 1961, to Sestress Gaylord Horton and Dorothy Howell Horton. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his wife, Kathy Wilson Horton of the home; two daughters, Katie Lynn Horton of Martinsville and Kelly Ann Landaverde of Axton; two grandchildren; three sisters, Debbie Cockram and Kathy Gravely of Martinsville and Lorrie Horton of Patrick Springs; one brother, Kevin Horton of Appomattox; and several nieces and nephews. His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bassett Funeral Service with the Rev. Palmer Lowery and Chris Robertson officiating. Burial will be in the Horton family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Sestress Junior (JuneBug) Horton, 49, of Martinsville, died Saturday, August 28, 2010. Arrangements by Bassett Funeral Service.
Sharon Jeanine Calhoun, 62, of Roanoke, passed away after a courageous battle with lung cancer on Saturday, August 28, 2010. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Jenkins and sister, Doris Ann King. Sharon enjoyed a long career with Vista Corp., a division of Graham White. Surviving are her daughter, Stephanie L. Reavis and husband, Greg, of Roanoke; grandsons, Mitch and Stuart; sister, Darlene Mross; brothers, Marshall Jenkins and wife, Scarlett, James Jenkins, Steve Jenkins, David Jenkins and wife, Robin and Darryl Jenkins; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Merton and the Palliative Care Team at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Pastor Kenny Bowles officiating. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel and Crematory, 540-362-1237.
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Malcolm L. Stallard NORFOLK - Malcolm Lance Stallard, 90, passed away Aug. 28, 2010 in Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center. He was born in .....
Thomas David Combs BRISTOL, Tenn. Thomas David Combs, age 65, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at his residence. He was born July 28, 1945, in Bristol Virginia, a son of the late Paul and Georgia Lee Combs, and has lived all of his life in the Bristol area. He was a retired employee of Electrolux and Shown Trucking Company. He was a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. Mr. Combs was a Vietnam War Air Force veteran and he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald C. Combs. He is survived by his loving wife, Janice "Jan" Combs. Also surviving, stepson, Daniel Mack Hagy; brother, Paul E. Combs Jr. and wife Katherine; special mother-in-law, Estelle Boggs; brother-in-law, Robert Martin; sisters, Patricia Smith, Linda Wise and husband Hugh, Judy Simcox; sister-in-law, Melinda Combs; several nieces and nephews; special little pets, Boris and Ivan. A funeral service for Mr. Combs will be held 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Hudson officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the funeral home from 6 to 7:45 p.m. The burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the National Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Bristol VFW Honorguard. The family would like to thank Dr. A. Whittman, Dr. J. Spears, Dr. C. Graul and Dr. T. Saha for their care. Online condolences may be registered at
Thomas Johnson Malone III, of Roanoke, Va., and Englewood, Fla., passed away on Monday, August 16, 2010. Graveside service 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Va.
A viewing will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, at Smith Brothers Funeral Home, 545 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton – 723-4117. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
NELSON, Virginia May Arnold, 84, of Dinwiddie County, widow of Mendel Ancil Nelson, died peacefully at home August 28, 2010. The daughter of the late Harry and Anna Arnold, she was born in Weldon, Pa. on June 4, 1926. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Petersburg Ward). A graduate of Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing, she was a member of the Who's Who in Professional Nursing. She retired from the U.S. Kenner Army Hospital in 1989 as a Supervisory Clinical Nurse in the Surgical Nursing Section, and was a former employee of Southside Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her sister, Marion Boutcher; a grandson, Richard Ponton; and niece, Debbie Boutcher. She is survived by five children, Sandra Snitkin and husband, Lou, of White Plains, N.Y., David Nelson and wife, Beth, of Chesterfield, Charlotte Woodcock and husband, Kenneth, of Chester, Kriss Glass and husband, Clayton, of Petersburg, and Michael Nelson and wife, Elizabeth, of Mooresville, N.C. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Diana Bach of Columbia, Mo., Sean Nelson of Chesterfield, Jesse Woodcock of Chester, Samuel Nelson and Kendall Nelson, both of Mooresville, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, Va. Condolences may be registered at: www.jtmorriss.com
In Loving Memory of Veronica A.M. EINHELLIG 8-30-1970 7-15-2007, We miss you. We love you., Mom, Amber, Stephanie, Paul, Michelle, Skylar, Billy, Family & Friends
LEXINGTON - Vincent Aster Ramsey, 93, died naturally and peacefully, Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Kendal Nursing Home in Lexington, Va.
GURGANUS, Virginia M., age 90, departed this life on Sunday, August 28, 2010. She leaves behind one brother, Willie Lee Lewis; many nieces and nephews; and one close friend, Betty Margulies. The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Virginia. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1, at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church, Route 5, Richmond, Virginia.
Virginia May Arnold Nelson, 84, of Dinwiddie County, widow of Mendel Ancil Nelson, died peacefully at home Aug. 28, 2010., The daughter of the late Harry and Anna Arnold, she was born in Weldon, Pa., on June 4, 1926. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Petersburg Ward). A graduate of Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing, she was a member of the Who's Who in Professional Nursing. She retired from the U.S. Kenner Army Hospital in 1989 as a supervisory clinical nurse in the Surgical Nursing Section, and was a former employee of Southside Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her sister, Marion Boutcher; a grandson, Richard Ponton; and niece, Debbie Boutcher., She is survived by five children, Sandra Snitkin and husband, Lou, of White Plains, N.Y., David Nelson and wife, Beth, of Chesterfield, Charlotte Woodcock and husband, Kenneth, of Chester, Kriss Glass and husband, Clayton, of Petersburg, and Michael Nelson and wife, Elizabeth, of Mooresville, N.C. She is survived by five grandchildren, Diana Bach of Columbia, Md., Sean Nelson of Chesterfield, Jesse Woodcock of Chester, Samuel Nelson and Kendall Nelson, both of Mooresville, N.C. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins., The family will receive friends at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. Interment will follow at Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, Va. Condolences may be registered at
CARTER - In loving memory of William E. Carter "Big Blob." Happy Birthday! C & S Family
Virginia has lost a great Auctioneer. VAA #432 "You Call and I'll Cry!!" Doing what he loved best! 42 years ago he founded Grindstaff's Auction Service. There will never be another auctioneer with as much charisma and showmanship. God broke our hearts to prove to us that he only takes the best! RIP William "Cowboy Bill" Grindstaff, 6/10/35 - 8/26/10
NEWPORT NEWS - William C. Freeman, 80, an area resident for the last 10 years, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010.
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NEWPORT NEWS - William John Dimock, Ph.D., 59, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 at home surrounded by his family.
William Merritt James Jr., 72, died Saturday, August 28, 2010. Funeral services 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 4922 Valley View Blvd., Roanoke, Va. 24012, 540-491-9994.
Winfred Boyd Kirby, 74, of Lexington, died Thursday, August 26, 2010. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, August 30,2010 at Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, Va.