Our Obituaries

Georgia Faye Taylor

October 5, 1936 - December 12, 2017

Georgia Faye Shockley Taylor went to be with the lord on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Mrs. Taylor was born on October 5, 1936 in Martinsville to the late Merlin Sherman Shockley, Sr. and the late Maggie Mae Edwards Shockley. She was last employed by the American Furniture Company of Martinsville. She was a faithful member of Hill Memorial Baptist Church of Martinsville where she served Christ in...
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Ravenell Veretta Wells

September 27, 1941 - November 19, 2017

Ravenell Veretta Wells,76, of Bassett, Virginia passed away November 19th at her home. She was born September 27, 1941 to the late Dave Junior Wells and Sylvia Via Wells. She was an employee of Bassett Furniture for numerous years and a dedicated member of Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving sister, Elenor Easley.She is survived by...
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Thomas Roy Crawford

August 22, 1939 - November 12, 2017

Thomas Roy Crawford, Jr., 78, of Collinsville, VA passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at SOVAH Health and Rehab after a decline in health. He was born August 22, 1939 to the late Thomas Roy Crawford and Marie Elizabeth Crawford.Tom was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed hiking, hunting, and canoeing in the mountains, forests, and rivers of Virginia. He enjoyed football and basketball, and was a...
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Ruby E. Parcell

November 15, 1920 - November 5, 2017

Ruby Estelle Shelton Parcell, 96 of Lawsonville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at NH Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. after a decline in health.Mrs. Parcell was born on November 15, 1920 in Henry County, Va., a daughter of the late Jerry Shelton and the late Carrie Ethel Cruise Shelton. She was employed by Pannell Knitting Mills for many years as an inspector until her...
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Susan L. Adkins

July 3, 1953 - November 5, 2017

Susan Lynn Adkins, age 64 of Henry, Va., passed away at her residence on Sunday, November 5, 2017 after a decline in health.Ms. Adkins was born on July 3, 1953 in Danville, Va., a daughter of the late Jim Adkins and Elizabeth Hedrick Adkins, who survives. She was employed by Carter Bank and Trust until her retirement in May 2012 due to health issues. She was a member of Stanleytown Amazing Grace...
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Evelene Helms Adkins

July 7, 1927 - November 2, 2017

Evelene Helms Adkins, 90, formerly of Collinsville, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 in Winston-Salem, N.C.Evelene was born July 7, 1927 in Bassett, VA., to the late Harvey Leonard and Martha Louetta Turner Helms. She retired from Fieldcrest Mills as a weaver with 30 plus years of faithful service. She later then went on to become a beautician. She was a member of First Baptist Church of...
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Edward Green Hancock

February 11, 1916 - October 31, 2017

Edward Green Hancock, 101, of Collinsville, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Blue Ridge Manor in Martinsville.He was born February 11, 1916, in Patrick Co., VA., to the late William Henry and Nannie Lou Adkins Hancock. He retired as a contractor/builder specializing in residential and commercial buildings. He attended Blackberry Church until his health started to decline. He was...
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Irene F. Hudson

November 22, 1923 - October 31, 2017

Irene "Ena" Fulcher Hudson, 93, of Bassett, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at SOVAH Hospital in Martinsville.Irene was born November 22, 1923 in Patrick Co., to the late Albert M. and Lelia Plaster Fulcher. She was a graduate of Bassett High School; was known for making drapes and quilting items for many people in the community. She was also the babysitter for many children of the...
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Ralph Warren Martin

March 19, 1931 - October 28, 2017

Ralph Warren Martin, 86 of Fieldale, VA passed away peacefully Saturday, October 28th at his home with his loving family surrounding him. He was born March 19, 1931 to the late Raymond S. Martin and Ethel McCollun Martin.Ralph was a lifetime member of the Patrick Henry Saddle Club who loved horses. He attended Stone Memorial Christian Church.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by...
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David Carl Morton

April 20, 1955 - October 27, 2017

David Carl Morton, 62, of Ridgeway unexpectedly passed away on October 27, 2017. He was born in Martinsville on April 20, 1955 to Carl David Morton and Iva Marshall Morton. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Pamela L. Morton; daughters, Angela Morton-Sunkins and husband Theo of Martinsville, April Clayborne and husband Roger of Roanoke; sons,...
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Laura Brogan Garten

June 5, 1939 - October 20, 2017

Laura (Gennie) Brogan Garten of Figsboro Road passed away at her home on Friday, October 20, 2017. Born in Summers County W.Va. on June 5, 1939 to Woodrow Wilson Brogan Sr. and Nina Lilly Brogan. She is preceded in death by brother, Johnny Brogan. She is survived by three daughters, Lesa Haskins of Fairystone, Patty Fulcher and Rebecca Wallace both of Ridgeway, Va.; four sisters, Jean Farley ...
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Danny Allen Cannaday

February 7, 1954 - October 14, 2017

Danny Allen Cannaday, 63, of Bassett, Virginia, passed away Saturday, October 14th at Sovah Health in Martinsville. He was born on February 2, 1954 to Mildred Byrd Cannaday and to the late Steve Allen Cannaday.Danny was a member of Fort Trial Christian Church who loved spending time golfing, hunting, and fishing. He was a graduate of Elon in 1976 with his Bachelors degree and a graduate of the...
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Sadie Hurst Brooks

July 15, 1919 - October 12, 2017

Sadie Hurst Brooks, 98, of Fieldale, Virginia passed away Thursday, October 12 at Stanleytown Health and Rehab. She was born July 15, 1919 to the late Tempie Isabella Coble Hurst and Andrew Cox Hurst.Sadie attended First Baptist Church of Bassett and was formerly a member of Flint Groves Baptist Church in Gastonia. She worked many years in a cafeteria for Gaston County Public Schools.In addition...
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Derik Wayne Stoneman

April 13, 1971 - October 8, 2017

Derik Wayne Stoneman, 46, of Figsboro, Virginia, passed away Sunday, October 9th at Trinity Mission. He was born April 13, 1971 in Martinsville to his loving parents, Don Wayne Stoneman and Dolores Gregory Stoneman.Derik was a member of Christ Church and enjoyed his visits to Floyd, Virginia. His most cherished memory in life was the birth of his son, John. They both loved their visits to the...
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James Franklin Lawson

May 9, 1935 - October 6, 2017

Mr. James Harry Franklin"Frank" Lawson , age 82 of Martinsville, passed away on October 6, 2017 at Stanleytown Nursing Home after a decline in health.Mr. Lawson was born on May 9, 1935 in Patrick County, Va., a son of the late James Manuel Lawson and the late Lucinda Ann Rakes Lawson. He lived most of his life in the Martinsville area where he was employed by Virginia Blower Company as a...
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John William Beck

February 26, 1933 - October 3, 2017

Mr. John William Beck, 84 of Martinsville, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Sovah Health after a decline in health.Mr. Beck was born on February 26, 1933 in Henry County, a son of the late Bob E. Beck and the late Bessie Stanley Beck. He was a truck driver for many years for Roy Stone Trucking and Ridgeway Clocks. He attended Clearview Baptist Church. He honorably served in the United...
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Ellis Paul Cornett

May 29, 1938 - September 26, 2017

Ellis Paul Cornett, 79, of Bassett passed away Tuesday, September 26th, 2017. He was born on May 29, 1938 to the late Roy Gilbert Cornett and Sarilda Peak Cornett.Paul honorably served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962 and served as a scoutmaster for Troup 167. He was self-employed for a number of years at Cornett Painting and was a member of Bassett Church of the Brethren.In addition...
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Christine L. Cannaday

September 25, 1928 - September 18, 2017

Christine LaPrade Cannaday, 88, of Martinsville, Virginia passed away Monday September 18th at Blue Ridge Rehab Center.She was born September 25, 1928 to the late Henry Hugh LaPrade and Velma Wade Laprade.She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and served as a homemaker for numerous years.In addition to her parents, her husband, Aaron Silas Cannaday, and her son, Dennis E. Cannaday, Sr.,...
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Tommy Lloyd Woods

March 7, 1947 - September 14, 2017

Tommy Lloyd Woods, 70, of Collinsville passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2017 in Winston Salem. He was born March 7, 1947 in Rocky Mt. to the late Buren A. Woods and Rita P. Woods. Tommy served his country proudly in the Navy from 1966 to 1970. He was employed by Dupont until its closing and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Dana Y. Woods,...
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Catherine E. Belle

December 12, 1930 - September 8, 2017

Catherine Edwards Belle, 86, of Bassett, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017, in Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.She was born December 12, 1930 in McDowell County, WV, to the late Jesse Gene and Docia Hawks Edwards. She worked as an Inventory Clerk in the Packing Department for Bassett-Walker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Franklin Belle, Sr.; 3 sisters,...
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Elsie Hancock Wright

December 10, 1923 - September 8, 2017

Elsie Hancock Wright, born December 10, 1923, passed peacefully at her home in Bassett on September 8, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband , Robert Milfred Wright. She was also predeceased by her parents, Nannie Lou and William Henry Hancock of Bassett, her sisters Lillian Garst and Myrtle Plybon and brother Hersel Hancock, all of Salem, VA, and her son-in-law Joseph She is survived by her...
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Jennie Rebecca Smith

May 10, 1924 - August 28, 2017

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Jennie Rebecca (Ross Martin) Smith was set free and now resides with her heavenly father. She was born May 10, 1924 to John Harden and Mattie Lee Ross. She attended the Henry County Training School.She was married to Dewey H. Smith from June 1951, who preceded her death for 22 years. Six sisters preceded her in death - Irene Ross, Jessie Gladden, Evelyn Hairston,...
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Jewel M. Wilensky

May 3, 1932 - August 25, 2017

Jewel Turner Wilensky, 85, of Richmond and formerly of Bassett and North Miami, Fla., went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Sunrise Assisted Living of Richmond, Va. She was born in Henry County on May 23, 1932 to the late Sidney Fleming and Ora Mason Turner.She was a Fashion Model for Terzels Designer Evening Clothing Company in Miami, Fla., where she lived for 47...
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William Derek Anderson

December 16, 1946 - August 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Mary Louise Hairston

November 24, 1960 - August 18, 2017

Mary Louise Foster Penn- Hairston, 56, of Martinsville, Virginia, went to live with the lord Friday, August 18, 2016 at Martinsville Health and Rehab. She was born to the late Rosabell (Rosa) Reynolds and Leath Penn on November 24, 1960 in Patrick Springs, Virginia.In addition to her parents, her first husband, Joe Foster; and six brothers, Willis Penn, Johnny Penn, Henry Penn, Nathaniel Penn,...
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Robette Robertson Evans

January 28, 1940 - August 15, 2017

Mrs. Robette Jeanette Robertson Evans, age 77, of Providence, N.C., passed away Tuesday morning, August 15, 2017 at her residence after a decline in health.Mrs. Evans was born on January 28, 1940 in Caswell County, N.C., a daughter of the late Harry Thomas Robertson, Sr. and the late Lillie Mae Mabe Robertson. She had lived her entire life in Caswell County where she was the co-owner of Evans...
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Geraldine V. Doshier

May 19, 1922 - August 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Larry James Rakes

May 19, 1944 - August 8, 2017

Larry James "Dude" Rakes, 73, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at his home in Collinsville. He was born in Martinsville on May 19, 1944 to the late Cecil Elije and Juanita Bost Rakes.Larry is survived by two daughters; Connie Tuck (David) of South Carolina and Laura Rakes Thomas of Collinsville; Grandson, Aubrey Thomas (LeAnne) of Rocky Mount, VA; Granddaughter, Mikayla Thomas of Collinsville;...
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Dorothy Mae Via

October 5, 1935 - August 8, 2017

Dorothy Mae Via, age 81, of Collinsville, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017. She was born October 5, 1935 in Patrick County to the late Riley and Eldean O'Dell Gilley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard M. Via of 61 years; brothers, Jesse Gilley and Marvin Gilley; sisters, Marie White, Ethel Fulcher, Inez Hollandsworth, Deborah Gilley; and step-son, Earl "Butch" Via. She was a...
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Robert E. Adams

May 2, 1932 - August 8, 2017

Robert "Pete" Eldridge Adams, 85, of Collinsville, VA, passed away Tuesday, August 8 at Blue Ridge Rehab in Martinsville. He was born May 2, 1932 to the late Robert Lester Adams and Mattie Sue Franklin Adams.He was a truck driver for Virginia Carolina Freight for many years and Bassett Fiberboard. He was of the Methodist Faith. He served in the Navy from 1952 to 1956 aboard the U.S.S. Zellars DD...
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Mitzi Vaughan Brown

January 3, 1949 - August 5, 2017

Mitzi Vaughan Brown, age 68, of Martinsville, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Martinsville Health and Rehab Center. She was born January 3, 1949 in Martinsville, to the late Grady W. Vaughan and Fannie Belle Johnson Sifers of Martinsville. She worked in the office of Fieldcrest Mills Co. Mitzi was raised by her grandparents, Albert Homer and Lillie Rutherford Johnson. She is survived by...
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Clara Jean Whitt

September 19, 1938 - August 3, 2017

Clara Jean Lambert Whitt, 78, of Collinsville passed away on Thursday, August 3rd 2017 at home. She was born on September 19, 1938 in Crumpler, WV., to the late Kermit and Ruby Lambert. She was Formerly employed with E.I. Dupont and at SunTrust Bank until her retirement. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Fieldale.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of...
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Josephine Redd

March 25, 1946 - July 27, 2017

Josephine Redd departed this life Thursday, July 27, 2017. She was born March 25, 1946 to Lucille Redd Schoolfield. She was also the granddaughter of Len and Lula Cohen Redd.Josephine was educated in the Henry County School System and was a 1964 graduate of G.W. Carver High School in Fieldale, Virginia. She was a faithful member of St. Catherine A.M.E. Zion Church of Rochelle, New York. She was a...
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Nelda S. Nolen

December 23, 1938 - July 27, 2017

Nelda "Sharon" Nolen, age 78, of Ridgeway, VA., passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Martinsville Memorial Hospital. She was born December 23, 1938, in Henry County, VA., to the late Nicodemus and Mildred Franklin Vaughan. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She worked for Bassett-Walker as a seamstress for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald C. Nolen, Sr....
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Daisy Stovall Lackey

August 26, 1936 - July 26, 2017

Daisy Stovall Lackey, 80, of Bassett, VA, passed away Wednesday, July 26th at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was born August 26, 1936 to the late John Calvin Stovall and Frances Parsons Stovall.Daisy was of the Primitive Baptist Faith and retired from DuPont after 30 years of employment.She is survived by her husband, Teamon Lackey; one son, Michael Lackey; one granddaughter,...
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Donald Ray Curry

March 11, 1984 - July 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Mary Carlton Stone

November 30, 1927 - July 18, 2017

Mary Carlton Wells Stone, 89, of Fieldale, VA, passed away Tuesday July 18, 2017 at Kings Grant Healthcare, Martinsville, VA. Born on November 30, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Robert Edwin Wells and Estelle Smith Wells. Mary was a 1944 graduate of Petersburg High School and a 1948 graduate of Madison College with a B.S. in Home Economics. Mrs. Stone came to teach at Fieldale High...
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Pamela Lynn Chappell

February 12, 1952 - July 11, 2017

Pamela Vaughn Chappell, age 65, of Penhook, passed away July 11, 2017, at her residence with her family surrounding her.She was born February 12, 1952, in Franklin Co., VA., to the late James Renick and Pauline Prillaman Quinn. She was owner/operator of Chappell's Upholstery for over 33 years.She is survived by her daughter, Michelle(Mark S. Owin) Lester of Wirtz, VA.; 3 grandchildren, Stephen...
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Adeline Rosemary Sunday Allen

January 4, 1921 - July 8, 2017

Adeline Rosemary Sunday Allen, age 96, formerly of Stanleytown, VA., passed away July 8, 2017 in Dobson, N.C.She was born January 4, 1921, in Carlisle, West Virginia, to the late Thomas and Celia Chavet Sunday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel Robert S. Allen. Adeline was a remarkable human being. She was an avid animal lover, having owned a Yorkshire terrier named Mr....
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Gary Lee Turner

November 2, 1941 - July 6, 2017

Gary Lee Turner, 75, of Martinsville passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017. He was born November 2, 1941 in Martinsville to the late Edgar Lee Turner and Ann Lee Young Turner. Mr. Turner retired from Dupont after 30 years of service. He enjoyed crow hunting and fishing as hobbies. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Hancock Turner, sons; Bradford Audie Turner and wife Melissa of Stokesdale, N.C....
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Gladys Augusta Fonville

August 31, 1926 - July 1, 2017

Gladys Augusta Fonville, 90, departed this life on July 1, 2017, at Blue Ridge Manor Nursing Facility.She was born August 31, 1926 in Henry County, to the late Eugene and Mattie Hairston Copening. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Lynwood and Larry Copening. She is survived by five sisters, Lillie (Matthew) Akridge, Nancy (William) Manns and Paulette Copening, all of Bassett,...
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Robin Hennis Mayhew

August 7, 1956 - June 26, 2017

Robin Hennis Mayhew, age 60, of Collinsville, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 with her loving family surrounding her.Robin was born August 7, 1956 in Martinsville to the late Melvin and Shirley Martin Hennis. Her love for her family was endless. She put her family and friends first. She enjoyed being outdoors, dancing, music, and spending time with her family and friends.She is survived by...
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James Kyle Masters

February 4, 1932 - June 24, 2017

James "Jim" Kyle Masters, 85, of Bassett, VA, went to be with the lord June 24, 2017 at Memorial Hospital Martinsville, VA. He was born on Feb. 4, 1932 in Big Stone Gap, VA son of the late James Hobart Masters and Bertha Mae Belcher Masters.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Douglas Masters, and sister, Frances Jo Masters King.He is survived by his wife of...
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Lawrence R. Smith

October 12, 1928 - June 22, 2017

Lawrence (Snuffy) R. Smith, 88, of Bassett, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Blue Ridge Nursing Facility.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Coleman Smith. He is survived by his wife, Norma Adams Smith; children, Nancy Billings, Eugene Smith, Mary Lee Wood, Michael Adams, Jamie Adams and Stacy Adams; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great...
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Robert Franklin Barker

June 5, 1944 - June 4, 2017

Robert Franklin "Frankie" Barker, 72, of Fieldale, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 5, 1944 in Bristol, VA., to the late Joseph B. and Katherine Hudnall Barker. He worked for Pluma Textile Co. before retiring from New Roads Distribution Center as head of maintenance. He volunteered countless hours at the Fieldale Community Center; as a coach for the Dixie...
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Paul Eugene Norman

November 26, 1959 - June 3, 2017

Paul Eugene "Stoogie" Norman, 57, of Bassett who transitioned from earth to glory on Saturday, June 3, 2017. He was born on November 26, 1959 to George Wallace and Mary Jean Norman.Paul graduated from John D. Bassett High School in1978, where he excelled in football, baseball, and track. Paul married the love of his life Ophelia on May 11, 1985. Together they raised 4 beautiful children...
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Gloria Ashby Perry

February 1, 1935 - May 24, 2017

Gloria Ashby Perry, 82, of Martinsville, VA passed away May 24, 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born February 1, 1935 in Henry County to the late Reverend George F. Ashby and Mary S. Ashby.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John B. Perry, and son, John David Perry.Surviving is one son, Stephen (Kim) Perry, of Bassett; one brother, Donald Ashby of...
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Russell Johnson Mize

April 28, 1920 - May 18, 2017

Russell J. Mize was born in Patrick County on April 8, 1920 to the late Mollie Lackey Mize and Tony Mize. He departed this life for Heaven on Thursday, May 19, 2017.Russell was a devoted Christian and a true witness for God everywhere he went.He loved people and never met a stranger. Having lived 97+ years and raised during the depression, he had many interesting stories and jokes that would keep...
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Frances Hundley Willis

November 17, 1928 - May 16, 2017

Frances Hundley Willis, age 88, of Martinsville, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Radford.She was born November 17, 1928 in Martinsville, to the late Walter Lee and Callie Belton Hundley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Hadden Willis in July 2010; brothers and sisters, Walter R. Hundley, Margaret Amy Tuggle, Julian Morton Hundley and Vivian Mae Willis. She was a Floor...
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Spencer Wood Morten

October 4, 1922 - May 11, 2017

Spencer Wood Morten, Jr., age 94, died on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Martinsville Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 24, 1922 in Saint Louis, Missouri to Spencer Wood and Josephine (Audraine) Morten and was the older of two sons. He was married to the love of his life, Mary Elizabeth Bassett, on June 11, 1949 in Bassett, Virginia. He was the father to four, grandfather to nine, and great...
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Sue G. Woody

February 20, 1926 - May 11, 2017

Sue G. Woody of Bassett, Virginia passed away on May 11, 2017 at her home. She was born February 20, 1926 in New Market, Virginia to the late Benjamin Guard and Maurine Swinford Guard. In addition to her parents, Sue was preceded in death by her husband, C. L Woody, Jr. Prior to her high school graduation in 1943 from New Market High School, Sue was a member of the Aircraft Warning Service,...
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Catherine Mary Sollohub

June 22, 1916 - April 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Chrystal Tilley Joyce

October 25, 1923 - April 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Chrystal Tilley Joyce

October 25, 1923 - April 23, 2017

Chrystal Tilley Joyce, 93, of the Sanville Community, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville. She was born in Henry County, October 25, 1923 to Jim Lee Tilley and Edna Joyce Tilley. She was owner/operator of Joyce's Beauty Shop for 25 years and was currently a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband...
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Joan Akers Morrison

May 23, 1952 - April 20, 2017

Joan Akers Morrison, 64, of Martinsville, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. Born in Martinsville, May 23, 1952 to the Frances Elaine Clark and the late Leon Dixon Clark. Joan was a caregiver for many years and attended The Peoples Church of the Living God. Along with her grandchildren, she loved reading, animals and painting.In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother...
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Edwin Lee Leffel

March 19, 1939 - April 16, 2017

A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 20th at 4656 Morgan Ford Rd in Ridgeway for family and friends.Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Paul Donald Shively

October 18, 1933 - April 11, 2017

Paul Donald Shively, age 83, of Bassett, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his residence with his loving family surrounding him.He was born October 18, 1933 in Franklin Co., VA., to the late George Cabel and Donnie Bowling Shively. Paul was a day crew supervisor of DuPont. He was Baptist by Faith. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt, fish and golf.He was preceded in death by his...
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Mary Lillian Merchant

March 21, 1926 - April 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Lillian Fulcher Merchant

March 21, 1926 - April 2, 2017

Lillian Fulcher Merchant, age 91, of Collinsville, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017.She was born March 21, 1926 in Henry County to the late Albert McKinley and Lelia Plaster Fulcher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark Merchant; sisters, Sue Thompson and Edith Shively and 1 brother, James Fulcher. Lillian worked at DuPont in the Lab for 5 years. She then raised her children and...
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Arpeggio Akillian Phillips

August 7, 2013 - March 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Elizabeth A. Crawford

September 28, 1935 - March 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Thomas Gilmore Draper

November 28, 1930 - March 29, 2017

Thomas Gilmore Draper, 86, of Bassett, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Martinsville, November 28, 1930 to Jessie S. Draper and Sally Lou Davis Draper. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict and was employed by Bassett Table Company, Owens Corning Window Company, American Furniture Company, Hopkins Lumber and Martinsville Speedway having retired...
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Inez Gilley Hollandsworth

October 17, 1942 - March 27, 2017

Inez Gilley Hollandsworth, age 74, of Bassett, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017.She was born October 17, 1942, in Patrick Co., VA., to the late Riley P. and Mae E. O'Dell Gilley. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Collinsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Hollandsworth; 1 daughter, Catrina Lawless; sisters, Debbie Gilley, Marie White, Ethel Fulcher; brothers,...
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Eldora Austin

August 17, 1951 - March 24, 2017

Eldora Austin, 65, went home to be with the Lord March 24, 2017. She was born August 17, 1951 in New Rochelle, NY, where she resided most of her life meeting many wonderful people and making many memories she treasured.Ms. Austin was preceded in death by her parents, Rosalie Rue and Edward Austin and two sisters, Dianne Austin and Gale Austin.Surviving are her two sons, Dewayne Austin of Bassett...
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Patricia Ann Penn

January 15, 1948 - March 24, 2017

Patricia Ann (Bowens) Penn was born January 15, 1948 in Roanoke, VA and departed this earthly life Friday, March 24, 2017 at Annie Penn Hospital, Reidsville, NC. She was the daughter of Nannie Bowens and the late Alfred G. Bowens Sr.Patricia graduated from Lucy Addison High School in Roanoke, VA. She worked and later retired from Martinsville Memorial Hospital, where she was a medical...
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Helen S. Nelson

August 31, 1928 - March 18, 2017

Helen S. Nelson, age 88, formerly of Fieldale, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017.Helen was born in Shelby, N. C. on August 31, 1928, to the late Wiley Lee and Ida Mae Wright Sinclair.Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, John Stanley Nelson; her children, Myra Gail and Richard S. Nelson; her 3 brothers, Kyle, Leroy and Jim Sinclair; her beloved sister, Ruby...
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Hattie M. Whitlow

March 8, 1935 - March 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Bessie Stone Mattox

April 13, 1941 - March 18, 2017

Bessie "Betsy" Stone Mattox, 75, of Stanleytown passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, March 18, 2017. She was born April 13, 1941 in Martinsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cloy M. Mattox, Jr., her mother, Bessie Via Stone, her uncle Leonard Via, and her maternal grandparents, King and Martha Via.Betsy was a member of Bassett Memorial United Methodist Church, a...
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Keith M. Compton

May 19, 1963 - March 13, 2017

Keith M.Compton 53, of Stoneville N.C. died Monday March 13, 2017Born in Henry County, he was the son of Aubrey Lee Compton Sr and Phyllis Warren Compton of Stoneville N.C.Surviving in addition to his parents are his brother Aubrey Lee Compton and wife Michelle of Ridgeway, VANephews, Caleb and Ian Compton of Ridgeway, VA and several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Funeral arrangements will be...
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Cornel P. Hairston

February 9, 1921 - March 12, 2017

Cornel Pete Hairston, 96, of Bassett who passed from earth to Glory on Sunday, March 12, 2017.Mr. Hairston was preceded in death by his parents, James Isaac Hairston and Bertha Hairston Gallant; his wife, Mary E. Morris Hairston; sisters, Bessie Snell,Ruby McGee and Mildred Holt; brothers, James L. Hairston and Columbus Hairston.He is survived by his daughters, Elaine (George) Foster, Brenda ...
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Dorothy J. Moore

July 25, 1926 - March 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Barbara J. BARCEWICZ

June 4, 1935 - March 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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George Albert Joyce

February 22, 1929 - March 3, 2017

George Albert Joyce, 88, of Fieldale, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Henry County, February 22, 1929 to James Andrew Joyce and Mattie Pearl Tilley Joyce. He served in the Army and retired from Fieldcrest Mills after 33 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Collinsville.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three...
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Leo Dale Dillion

January 29, 1955 - March 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Jake E. Divers

September 29, 1920 - February 26, 2017

Jake E. Divers, Jr., 96, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017. He was born in Radford on September 29, 1920 to Jake E. Divers, Sr. and Nevada S. Divers, both preceded him in death. Jake was formerly of Bassett and had been residing at Blue Ridge Rehab for the past two years. Also preceding him in death was his wife of 64 years, Nellie R. Divers, four brothers, four sisters, and son, Dwayne...
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Elma Moran Meadors

December 30, 1926 - February 18, 2017

Elma Moran Meadors, 90 of Collinsville, Virginia passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017.She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Eugene Meadors; her parents J.W. and Minnie Daniel Moran; her sisters: Iris Scarborough, Ruby Joyce and Doris Haley. She is also preceded by her grandparents; Crafford and Molly Moran and John and Jennie Daniel.Elma was a lifelong member of The First Baptist...
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Charles Allen Norman

February 18, 1929 - February 4, 2017

Charles Allen (Buddy) Norman, age 87 of Collinsville, passed away on February 4, 2017 at his home. He was born February 18, 1929 in Bassett Va. He was the son of the late Johnnie Anderson and Mary Magdalene (Maggie) McKnight Norman.In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his first wife,Margaret Virginia Osborne Norman, three brothers, Paul Gilbert, Thomas Anderson, and Wayne...
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Charlie Craddock

February 6, 1931 - February 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Charlie Craddock

February 6, 1931 - February 1, 2017

Charlie Craddock, Jr., 85, passed away Wednesday, February 01, 2017, at Blue Ridge Manor. He was born, February 6, 1931 in Patrick County to the late Charlie David Craddock and Flora Pendleton Craddock.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Clarence Craddock and Curtis Craddock; and sisters, Doshia Foley, and Frances Rogers.He is survived by his loving wife of 63...
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Thomas Edward Flippin

March 14, 1929 - January 20, 2017

Thomas "Tommy" E. Flippin Sr., age 87, of Collinsville, VA, died Friday, January 20, 2017. He was born March 14, 1929 in Martinsville, VA to the late Walter H. and Essie (Martin) Flippin. He is also preceded in death by his brothers James and Walter Flippin. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Celia Moore Flippin; daughters, Rhonda (Dink) Byrd and Cindy Flippin of Collinsville;...
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Betty Susan Hatcher Gilbert

October 28, 1941 - January 16, 2017

Betty Susan Hatcher Gilbert, 75 years old, of Fieldale, died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Blue Ridge Nursing Center, Stuart VA. She was born in Woolwine, VA on October 28, 1941 to the late Charlie Jefferson Hatcher and Venie Nora Hall Hatcher.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry "J.W." William Gilbert; five sisters, Bertha Hylton, Minnie Boyd Foley, Ada...
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Jacqueline Marie Stegall

September 22, 1927 - January 13, 2017

The funeral for Jacqueline Marie Stegall, 89, of Collinsville, who died January 13th 2017, at her home, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Collins Funeral Home in Bassett. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends for one hour before the service at the funeral home Jackie was born in Patrick county on September 22, 1927, to her beloved mother, Flora Belle Shelton Hall,...
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John Ketner Perry

June 2, 1917 - January 12, 2017

John Ketner Perry, 99, passed away on January 12, 2017. He was born on June 2, 1917 to the late John Ellis Perry and Beulah Bernice Ketner Perry. He is also predeceased by his wife, Lydia Mae Bryant Perry; sister, "Dot" Perry Powell; brothers, James Ellis Perry, and Oscar Perry; and son- in-law Robert E. Wigington. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Wigington; sisters, Marjorie Perry Clarke...
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Mary Clark Martin

February 20, 1926 - December 31, 2016

Mary Clark Martin, 90, of Bassett, passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at her home. Mary was born in Patrick County, February 20, 1926 to Rufus Jack Clark and Bessie Morrison Clark. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Fred B. Martin; her son, Michael Fred Martin; siblings, Claude Clark, Kester Clark, Lillie...
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Adam Byrd Witt

September 3, 1928 - December 21, 2016

Adam Byrd Witt, 88, of Bassett, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville. He was born, September 3, 1928 in Henry County, Virginia to Henry Witt and Minnie Via Witt, both deceased. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters; Christine Walker, and Carleen Gilley, and his brother Burton Witt.He is survived by the love of his life for 67...
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Nancy Jamison Brammer

September 8, 1935 - December 12, 2016

Nancy Jamison Brammer, 81, of Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, December 12, 2016. Nancy was born on September 8, 1935 in Patrick County.She was preceded in death by her parents, Posey and Elsie Nolen Jamison; three brothers, T.E. (Chuppy) Jamison, Russel Nolen Jamison and Floyd Buren Jamison; two sisters, Mae Jamison Turner (Woodrow), and Janie Jamison...
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Helen Angeline Bowers

September 21, 1929 - November 30, 2016

Helen Angeline Williams Bowers, 87, of Martinsville, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. She was born, September 21, 1929 in Fries, Virginia to Theron Bruce Williams and Mary Kate Barber Williams. She retired from Tultex after 32 years of service and also worked at Walmart for 12 years. She was a member of Daystar Baptist Church.In addition to her...
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Ruby McGhee

June 28, 1924 - November 29, 2016

Elder Ruby Frances Estella Hairston McGhee, 92, daughter of James Isaac and Bertha Gallant Hairston was born June 28, 1924 in Bassett, Virginia. She passed away peacefully at home early Tuesday morning, November 29, 2016.She worked and retired from Bassett- Walker. She was a faithful member of her home church Gethsemane and later began worshipping as a watch care member at Mt. Carmel Holiness...
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Callie Heath Stevens

July 21, 1926 - November 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.
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Phyllis Janet Mason

April 12, 1958 - November 22, 2016

Phyllis "P.J." Janet Mason, 58, of Rocky Mount, VA, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 12, 1958 in Franklin County, VA to Herbert Lee Mason and the late Linda Faye Mason. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her brother, Sammy Mason.In addition to her father, she is survived by her loving partner of 14 years...
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Claude Cecil Austin

May 17, 1933 - November 15, 2016

Claude C. Austin, Jr. "Junior" 83 of Fieldale, Virginia passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at his residence.He was the son of the late Claude Cecil Austin, Sr. and Grace Belton Austin.Mr. Austin was a United States Army Veteran, a Member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for 58 years where he served in the Music Ministry for many years. He was a member of The Young at Heart group that sung at...
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Janice Terry Shively

November 21, 1944 - November 12, 2016

Janice Terry Shively, 71, of Bassett, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Patrick County, November 21, 1944 to George Camden Garfield Terry and Effie Martin Terry, both deceased.Janice was a 1963 graduate of Bassett High School and retired from Martinsville/Henry County Department of Social Services where she was a Sr. Eligibility Worker. She loved working...
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Elfrieda B. NOVICKIS

December 9, 1931 - November 7, 2016

Elfrieda Novickis, 84, of Roanoke, died Monday, November 7, 2016. She was born December 9, 1931 to Jacob Berleth and Franciska Kreis, both deceased.Ms. Novickis lived in Long Island NY for 45 years and retired to Florida for 22 years. She has lived in Virginia for the last 15 months. She was of the Baptist faith.She is survived by sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.The funeral service will be...
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Talmage A. Prillaman

March 11, 1924 - October 22, 2016

Talmage A. Prillaman, 92, of Martinsville, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Stanleytown Rehab Center in Bassett. He was born in Franklin County, March 11, 1924 to Sam W. Prillaman and Berta Young Prillaman. He was a graduate of Rocky Mount High School and Perry Business School and retired from Martinsville Retreading Service where he was Secretary/Treasurer. He served in the Army Air...
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Joyce Marie Ferguson Spencer

September 29, 1938 - October 22, 2016

Joyce Marie Ferguson Spencer, 78, of Stanleytown, Va. died Saturday, October 22, 2016 at her home. She was born on September 29, 1938 in Henry County, Va. to Samuel Davis Ferguson and Vina Mary Smith Ferguson, both deceased. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman John Spencer, a son, Samuel Lee Spencer and a brother, Harry Franklin Ferguson. She is survived...
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Blondena Shelton Rorrer

June 22, 1927 - October 20, 2016

Blondena Shelton Rorrer, 89, of Collinsville, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Mount Airy, NC, June 22, 1927 to Lee Hurley Shelton and Lillian Wagner Shelton. At one time, Mrs. Rorrer was employed by Appalachian Power Company and later she and her husband established Rorrer's Oil Service where she served as vice president and secretary. She was a long...
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Wilbert Curtis Johnson

June 18, 1925 - October 18, 2016

Deacon Wilbert Curtis Johnson, Sr. of Fieldale, VA passed on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. He was 91 years old.He was born on June 18, 1925 in Bassett, VA to the late George Oscar Johnson, Sr. and Mattie Hairston Johnson.Wilbert was a retired employee of 40 years service with Bassett Furniture Company and of 32 years service with Henry County Public Schools. He was also a veteran of the United...
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Harry Randolph Gordon

September 29, 1921 - October 15, 2016

In Honor of Harry Randolph Gordon Harry Randolph Gordon, 95, of North Bethesda, Md., entered into eternal life with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 15, 2016. He was reunited with his beloved wife, Edna Mae Palmer Gordon, just before their 64th wedding anniversary on October 18th. Harry was born in Washington, D.C. on September 29th, 1921. He grew up in the Chevy Chase, Md. area...
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Anita Wade

August 19, 1929 - October 8, 2016

Anita Wade, 87, of Stuart, VA, formerly of Bassett, VA passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016. She was born on August 19, 1929 in Henry County, VA to the late Pete and Gracie Ann Valentine Wade. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Peter Wade.Ms. Wade is survived by her son, Dana S. Wade and his wife, Joni of Martinsville, VA and one granddaughter, Amber Wade of...
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Mabel S. Martin

October 27, 1934 - October 5, 2016

Mabel S. Martin, 81, of Fieldale passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. She was born in Franklin County, October 27, 1934 to Melvin Jacob Sigmon and Edna Feazelle Sigmon, both deceased. She was a member of Stone Memorial Christian Church.In addition to her parents, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by a son, William Raymond "Tex" Martin, two sisters and two...
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