Our Obituaries

Betty Anderson Thompson

November 29, 1932 - June 23, 2017

Betty Anderson Biggs Thompson, 84, of Ridgeway, Virginia died on Friday, June 23, 2017. She was born November 29, 1932 in Lando Mine, West Virginia to Arthur H. Anderson and Ora Mae Wright Anderson.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Thompson, son; Timothy Biggs, stepson; Barry Thompson, sister; Margie Anderson Wyatt, and brother; Wallace Anderson. Mrs....
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Sidney Harris Nash

September 18, 1940 - May 16, 2017

Sidney Harris Nash, 76, of Martinsville, Va., passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born in Martinsville, VA on September 18, 1940 to Shelburne Nash and Cora Prillaman Nash. He is survived by his wife Betty Holland Nash; daughter Charlotte Hall and husband David; sister Marylin Beebe; grandchildren Brittany Hylton and husband Chris, Meghan Hall, Brandon Hall and one great...
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Michael Nmn Lawson

December 17, 1955 - April 15, 2017

Michael Lawson, 61, of Ridgeway, Va., passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. He was born in Rockingham County, NC. on December 17, 1955 to Willie Lawson and Mary Lucy Higgs Lawson. He is survived by his daughter Michele Lawson; grandson Jaylen Michael Lawson; granddaughter Gianna Katherine Lawson; sisters Doris Massey and her husband Jerry, and Marie Clifton; brother James Lawson and his...
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Ralph Edward Williams

June 14, 1954 - April 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Community Funeral Services, Ridgeway, VA.
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Harold Morene Copening

July 17, 1934 - April 5, 2017

Harold "Bubba" Morene Copening, 82, formerly of Bassett, Virginia, departed this life on April 5, 2017. He was born July 17, 1934 in Henry County to the late Eugene and Mattie Lee Copening. He was also preceded in death by: sons, Charlie A. Copening, Harold Lenoyd Copening; and brothers, Lynwood Eugene Copening and Larry Darnell Copening. He retired from Bassett Furniture Company after 43 years...
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Kenneth Ray Ashby

May 19, 1943 - April 4, 2017

Kenneth Ray Ashby, 73, of Ridgeway, Va., passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. He was born in Martinsville, VA. on May 19, 1943 to Robert Ashby and Belva Keen Ashby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Scotty Ashby. He is survived by his wife Ethel Lee Dickenson Ashby; daughter Kenya Wade and husband Adam; sister Patricia Knight and husband Johnnie, brothers...
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Kathy Ann Fulcher

July 31, 1963 - April 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Community Funeral Services, Ridgeway, VA.
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Kathy Ann Fulcher

July 31, 1963 - April 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Community Funeral Services, Ridgeway, VA.
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Elizabeth Hairston Robinson

October 14, 1939 - March 31, 2017

Elizabeth Robinson affectionately known as "Liz" was born on October 14, 1939 in Martinsville Virginia to the late William and Julia Hairston. She transitioned from this life on March 31, 2017.Liz relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her family. She was educated by the Philadelphia Public School System, graduating in 1952 From Simon Gratz High School. Liz would later marry...
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Anthony Martin Taylor

April 8, 1951 - March 31, 2017

Anthony Martin "Marty" Taylor, of Martinsville died Friday, March 31, 2017 at his home.Mr. Taylor was born in Botetourt County on April 8, 1951 to Hobert Jackson "Jack" Taylor and Laura Emma Bishop Taylor, both deceased. He enjoyed both music and fishing and was a member of First Assembly Church of God.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Darwin Reed "Rusty" Bishop.He...
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Carl Dexter Dillard

December 29, 1956 - March 27, 2017

Carl Dexter Dillard, 60, of Ridgeway, Va passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. He was born in Henry County on December 29, 1956 to Horatio Dillard and Edna Scales Dillard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Rosa Dillard Galloway, and brother Jerry Dillard. He is survived by his wife Tammy Harris Dillard; daughter Brittany Dillard; brothers Lloyd Dillard,...
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Gladys Helen Arrington

November 16, 1933 - March 22, 2017

Gladys Helen Bass Arrington, 83, of Martinsville, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. She was born in Koehler Virginia on November 16, 1933 to Lewis Vernon Bass and Margaret Hylton Bass. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Lee Arrington, son David Gleason, and granddaughter Melissa Rogers. She is survived by her daughters Cynthia Montrief...
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Laverne Easter Goodin

January 7, 1931 - March 17, 2017

Laverne Easter Goodin, age 86, of Martinsville, died Friday, March 17, 2017 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County.She was born January 7, 1931 in Carroll County, VA to Kelly Howard Easter and Ocie Fowler Easter, both deceased. Mrs. Goodin was a graduate of Carroll County High School, but lived most of her life in Martinsville, where she enjoyed travelling and cooking.In addition to...
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Eddie Banks Harris

September 16, 1938 - March 7, 2017

Eddie Banks Harris, Sr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 7, 2017. As we all morn his death, there will be a celebration of his life on March 10, 2017. God, Jesus, and all angels rejoice as this precious man ascended to heaven. Pastor Jeff Rhea will perform the ceremony at Community Funeral Services at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends and loved ones one hour prior to the...
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Barry Lynn Helms

March 4, 1964 - February 28, 2017

Mr. Barry Lynn Helms, 52, of Eden, North Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. He was born in Martinsville Virginia on March 4, 1964 to Charles Franklin Jordan Sr., and Donna Ellis Helms Mr. Helms is survived by a son Seth Helms and wife Samantha of Martinsville, VA., as well as three grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a...
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Selby Gene Lea

November 23, 1938 - February 27, 2017

Mr. Selby Gene Lea, age 78 of Ridgeway, died on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the VA Medical Center, Salem, Va. after a decline in health.Mr. Lea was born on November 23, 1938 in Henry County, Va., a son of the late Selby James Lea and the late Agnes Odell Lea. He had lived his earlier life in Eden, N.C. and had lived most of his adult life in Ridgeway, Va. He was of the Baptist faith. He served...
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William Woodrow Altizer

April 19, 1932 - February 12, 2017

William Woodrow Altizer, Sr, 84, of Martinsville, Virginia passed away on Sunday February 12, 2017. He was born in Bandy Virginia on April 19, 1932 to Earnest Altizer and Vida Crawford Altizer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Virginia Tiller, Jacqueline Lester, Edith Sharder, brother James Altizer, and son Danny Altizer. He is survived by his daughter Gail...
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Judy Carrolle Winchester

January 10, 1949 - February 10, 2017

Judy Carrolle Bryson Winchester, 68, of Collinsville passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017. She was born in Bassett on January 10, 1949 to Von Garland Bryson, Jr and Eva Betty Jean Early Bryson. She is survived by her daughters Michele Bryson of Colfax, NC, and Jennifer Winchester of Bassett, Va; son Bobby Lee Bryson of Collinsville, Va; brothers Jeffrey L. Bryson, Sr of Henry, Va, and...
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Jonathan Wesley Hopkins

March 21, 1971 - February 10, 2017

Jonathan "Jon" Wesley Hopkins, 45, of Martinsville, Virginia, died on Friday, February 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Elizabeth Joyce Hopkins. He is survived by his father; Ernest Donald "Don" Hopkins of Martinsville, sister; Lisa Hopkins of Martinsville, uncles; Clyde Hopkins, Elwood Hopkins, Lowell Hopkins, Paul Hopkins, and Donald Joyce. He is also survived by many...
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John Carter Edwards

February 4, 1943 - February 9, 2017

John "Jack" Edwards, 74 of Martinsville, Virginia has passed away at his home on February 9th 2017 surrounded by his family.Jack Edwards was the former Captain of the Horsepasture Volunteer Rescue Squad. Under his leadership as Captain, Horsepasture Volunteer Rescue Squad achieved 19 consecutive months of responding to every emergency call. Jack was also an EMT Instructor in Martinsville/Henry...
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Penny Ann Venable

August 26, 1967 - January 28, 2017

Penny Ann Stiles Venable, 49, of Bassett passed away on January 28, 2017. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa on August 26, 1967 to Ronald Stiles and Patricia Greniewicki. On addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband Michael, daughters Stephanie Earles of Bassett, Michelle Venable of Coburn VA, and Amber Venable of Coburn VA, sons Douglas Stiles of Martinsville, and Christopher...
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Marie Ann Bettez Callahan

January 18, 1953 - January 28, 2017

In loving memory of Marie Ann Callahan.Marie Ann Callahan passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017. She was born on January 18, 1953 and lived a beautiful life! She married Patrick Callahan - the love of her life - at the age of 19. They shared the burden of each other's sorrows and fed the happiness of each other's joy for 44 years. Mrs. Callahan is survived by three daughters, Katherine...
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Harper Jean Ramey

January 23, 2017 - January 23, 2017

Harper Jean Ramey came into this world January 23, 2017 and earned her angel wings the same day as she passed away peacefully in the arms of her mommy and daddy, Chris and Tori Ramey.During this fleeting time she touched many lives and was loved by all that met her including her grandparents, Dean and Bonnie Goad of Franklin County, Julia and Kevin Dollarhite of Patrick County and Rick Ramey and...
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Kenneth Alvin Fountain

September 5, 1950 - January 19, 2017

Kenneth (Snip) Alvin Fountain, son of Clara Hairston Fountain of Sanford, NC and the late Samuel Fountain was born on September 5, 1950 in Axton, VA. On Thursday, January 19, 2017, a death angel moved Kenneth from Duke University Hospital of Durham, NC to God's Celestial Shore where there is no more sickness, worries, sorrows or pain.Kenneth was a member of Love and Hope Ministries of...
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Carl Henry Davis

November 5, 1968 - January 18, 2017

Carl Henry Davis, 49, of Rocky Mount Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.Born on November 5, 1968, he was the son of JoAnne Broughman and the late Earl Foran.In addition to his mother, Carl is survived by his brother, Venton (Christina) Davis; sisters, Phyllis (Jeff) Roark and Sheila (Garth) Harris; a very special aunt, Barbara Dudley; nieces,...
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Burch Junior Hall

August 7, 1930 - January 15, 2017

Burch Junior Hall, 86, of Martinsville passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017. He was born in Chattaroy, W.Va. on August 7, 1930 to Burch J. Hall and Nannie Bell Stone.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Versie Newby Hall and second wife Dorothy M. Summers Hall, and daughters Nancy V. Willard, Sibyl Brown and Mae Ferguson.He is survived by his daughters, Bonnie...
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Carroll Douglas Wilcox

May 17, 1951 - January 12, 2017

Carroll Douglas Wilcox, 65, of Martinsville, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017. Arrangements by Community Funeral Services of Ridgeway
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Mary Elizabeth Wilson

March 19, 1927 - January 10, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Bullins Wilson, 89, of Collinsville died Tuesday, January 10, 2017. She was born March 19, 1927 to William Pryor Bullins and Pearl Hutcherson Bullins, both deceased.Mary worked as an inspector for over 20 years at Pannill Knitting Company. She was a loving mother and devoted wife who loved spending time with her friends and family. She attended Solid Rock Baptist Church.Along with...
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Ethel Mae Ferguson

December 31, 1927 - January 7, 2017

Ethel Mae Hughes Ferguson, 89 of Ferrum, VA answered the call of the Lord on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.Those left to cherish her memory are six daughters, Virginia Ferguson of Virginia Beach, VA, Barbara Saunders and Deborah Holland of Martinsville, VA, Donna Menefee of Ferrum, VA, Emily Gore of Rocky Mount, VA, and Wanda Hicks of Waynesboro, VA. Two sons,...
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David Allan Greene

February 28, 1974 - January 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Community Funeral Services, Ridgeway, VA.
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Helen Flanagan Loudermilk

May 19, 1923 - December 26, 2016

Helen Flanagan Loudermilk, 93, of Martinsville passed away on December 26, 2016. She was born in Switchback, West Virginia on May 19, 1923 to Daniel Taylor Craddock and Laura Lee D. Craddock.In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, George Harold Flanagan; second husband, Gordon Loudermilk; son, George Samuel "Sammy" Flanagan; sisters, Elizabeth Craddock Holliday,...
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Robert H. Schultz

January 19, 1948 - December 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Community Funeral Services, Ridgeway, VA.
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Douglas Randall Sawyers

January 31, 1963 - December 9, 2016

Douglas "Randy" Sawyers, 53, of Axton passed away on December 9, 2016. He was born in Martinsville on January 31, 1963 to Douglas Hardeen Sawyers and Nancy Davis Massey.In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his brother, Stacy Lee Sawyers.In addition to his mother, Randy is survived by his wife, Phyllis Guill Sawyers; daughters, Ashley Huddleston and husband Jeff, Chasity Giffin...
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Leonard Burton Eanes

December 7, 1930 - December 3, 2016

Leonard Burton Eanes, 85, of Martinsville passed away on December 3, 2016. He was born in Henry County on December 7, 1930 to Richard Burton Eanes and Alice Agnes Eanes. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Jennifer Lynn Eanes. He is survived by his sister Rachel Kendall and her husband Max; brothers, Henry Clay Eanes and Richard Bernard Eanes and his wife Clara...
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David Monroe Baker

July 30, 1946 - November 13, 2016

David Monroe Baker Jr, 70, of 134 Third Ave West, Danville, passed away on November 13, 2016. He was born in Danville, Va on July 30, 1946 to David Monroe Baker, Sr and Vickie Peeler Townsend. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his step-father Leon Townsend.He is survived by his mother, Vickie Peeler Townsend of Danville; longtime companion, Marcia Robertson of Danville; son,...
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Barbara Gibson Merriman

July 7, 1935 - November 8, 2016

Barbara Gibson Merriman, age 81, of Ridgeway, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at her home. She was born July 7, 1935, in Rockingham, North Carolina. She was a daughter of the late William Gibson and Lucy Ouseby Gibson. In addition to her parents she preceded in death by her husband, Curtis D. Merriman and sons, Ricky W. Merriman, and Donald Leon Merriman, Sr.She was formerly employed by D.D.I....
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Mary Lucy Lawson

November 6, 1926 - November 4, 2016

Mary Lucy Higgs Lawson, 89, of Ridgeway, died Friday, November 4, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County. She was born in Pittsylvania County November 6, 1926 to Averett Higgs and Mary Lucy McDaniel Higgs, both deceased.Mrs. Lawson was retired from Fieldcrest Mills following thirty years of service as a winder. She was also a member of Highland Baptist Church.In addition to her...
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Claude Swanson Becker

July 13, 1946 - October 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Community Funeral Services, Ridgeway, VA.
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Jack Douglas McBride

April 19, 1955 - September 20, 2016

Jack Douglas McBride, 61, was born on April 19, 1955 in Rocky Mount, Virginia to Doyle McBride and Ann Prillaman McBride. In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by siblings; Butch McBride, Pat Scearce, and his twin sister, Judy McBride. He is survived by his siblings; Danny, John, Buddy, Cathy, Paige, and Keith McBride. Jack departed this world on September 20, 2016 at Forsyth...
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Lenford Davis Moore

September 20, 1932 - September 13, 2016

Lenford Davis Moore, 83, of Eden NC passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. He was born in Spray, NC on September 20, 1932 to Robert Moore and Elizabeth Via Moore.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Eldee and Jackson Moore.He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marian Harris Moore; daughter, Christina Moore Webb and husband Mark; sister, Vivian...
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Katherine Michelle Castaneda

April 2, 1969 - September 11, 2016

Katherine Michelle Divers Castaneda, 47, of Rocky Mount, VA passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016. She was born in Martinsville, VA on April 2, 1969 to Juanita Wyatt Divers and the late Joseph Divers.In addition to her mother, she is survived by her two sons, Josea Garcia of Rocky Mount, VA and Mario Garcia of Salem, VA; grandchildren, Dominie Garcia and Mario Garcia, Jr.; aunts, Martha Boyd...
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Bonnie Flora Brown Stegall

September 12, 1925 - August 25, 2016

Bonnie Flora Brown Stegall, 90, of Ridgeway, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016. She was born September 12, 1925 in Hensley, West Virginia to Henry and Della Perkins Brown.In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Billy Melvin Stegall, daughter Dorothy Bowles, son Mark Bowles, sisters; Anna Lee Reynolds, Ethel Bocook, Hazel Simmons, Stella England, and Pearl...
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Melanie Bateman Pruitt

May 2, 1962 - August 25, 2016

Melanie Kay Bateman Pruitt, 54, of Ridgeway passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. She was born in Eden, NC. on May 2, 1962 to the late Carlis Irvin Bateman and Doris Mildred Bateman.She is survived by her husband, Michael Pruitt; daughter, Leigh Ann Pruitt; son, Jeffrey Wayne Pruitt; grandchildren, Nathan Ray Pruitt and Allssya Pruitt; sister, Shirley Ann Salmon; and brother, Drewey Allen...
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James J. Burton

January 27, 1942 - August 24, 2016

Who will feed the turkeys?-Jimmy Cracked Corn has Gone on to HeavenHe fed the turkeys, deer, rabbits and critters that wandered to his cabin off Pumpkin Town Hwy. A few times he even used an air horn to chase off black bears when they plundered his cracked corn. He achieved what many people only dream about, a HOME, a place to call your own. His cabin nestled in the woods and nearby stream in...
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Ronald Corbin Green

May 5, 1935 - August 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Community Funeral Services, Ridgeway, VA.
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Rosebud Stone Hylton

September 24, 1924 - August 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Community Funeral Services, Ridgeway, VA.
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Linda Burke Robertson

September 24, 1948 - August 20, 2016

Linda Burke Robertson, age 67 passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016 at her residence after a brief illness.Mrs. Robertson was born on September 24, 1948 in Danville, a daughter of the late Claude W. Burke and the late Lola Gerrells Burke. She was a graduate of George Washington High School. During her life she worked for F.W. Woolworth, Hairston Motor Co and recently retired from Play-n-Pretend...
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Harold Lee Griggs

December 18, 1939 - August 17, 2016

Harold Lee Griggs Jr., 76, of Spring, Texas and formally of Martinsville passed away on August 17, 2016. Mr. Griggs was born in Patrick Springs Va. on December 18, 1939 to the late Harold Lee Griggs, Sr. and Janie Turner Griggs.He is survived by his wife, Malvina Osborne Griggs; son, Randall Lee Griggs of Franklin, Tenn.; daughter-in-law Elizabeth Griggs; his sister, Nancy Hudson of Ridgeway;...
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Aaron Cannaday

June 25, 1921 - August 6, 2016

Aaron Silas Cannaday, 95, of Martinsville passed away on August 6, 2016. He was born in Patrick County on June 25, 1921 to Stephen Cannaday and Clara Turner.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Dennis E. Cannaday, Sr.; brothers James, Riley and John Cannaday.He is survived by his wife, Christine LaPrade Cannaday; sisters, Josephine Ferguson, Hester Wilson and Mary...
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Gaynell Esther Moore

December 18, 1943 - July 17, 2016

Gaynell Esther Moore, 72, of Martinsville, Virginia died on Sunday, July 17, 2016 after a lengthy illness and is now rejoicing with her Lord and Savior. She was born December 18, 1943 in Martinsville, Virginia to David Moore and Flora Barker Moore.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters; Jo Nolen, Ada Goode, Margaret Scott, and her brother David Moore, Jr. She is...
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John Oakley

August 6, 1936 - July 11, 2016

John Benjamin Oakley, 79, of Martinsville passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, July 11, 2016. He was born in Martinsville on August 6, 1936 to George Dillard Oakley, Sr. and Julia Lester Oakley.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Sally Oakley Burch and Julie Oakley Gravely; and granddaughter, Brynn Oliver-Watkins.He is survived by his wife,...
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Sally Pruitt Gauldin

September 14, 1945 - July 10, 2016

Sally Ann Pruitt Gauldin, age 70, of Martinsville, Virginia died on Sunday, July 10, 2016. She was born September 14, 1945 in Axton, Virginia to Johnny Pruitt and Rachael Hankins Pruitt. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, James Hardin Gauldin.She is survived by her daughters; Patricia G. Hall and husband Eugene, Debbie G. Adkins and husband Larry, Marianne Eldridge...
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Lewis Spencer

November 23, 1946 - July 7, 2016

Lewis "Herman" Spencer, 69, of Martinsville died Thursday, July 7, 2016 at his home. He was born November 23, 1946 in Martinsville to Orris E. and Ruth Watkins Spencer, both deceased. Mr. Spencer was a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Army and retired as an Information Technologist from Schenker Logistics in 2009. He was of the Christian faith.In addition to his parents, he was preceded...
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Arnold Almond Bell

December 12, 1949 - July 6, 2016

Arnold Almond Bell, 66, of Fieldale died Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, NC. He was born December 12, 1949 in Beckley, WV to Arnold Forrest Bell and Virginia Ruth Hubbard Bell, both deceased. Mr. Bell was a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He earned an Associate Degree and was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by a son, Chad Martin. ...
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Mark Dwayne Robertson

July 28, 1966 - June 19, 2016

Mark Dwayne Robertson, 49, of Eden, NC, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016. He was born in Danville, VA on July 28, 1966 to the late Franklin D. Robertson and Barbara Mabe Robertson.Mr. Robertson is survived by his sister, Patricia Ann Robertson of Eden, NC; brothers, Ricky Franklin Robertson of Eden, NC, Gary Wayne Robertson and his wife, Pam, of Yanceyville, NC; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces,...
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Gerald Douglas Eanes

May 12, 1955 - June 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Community Funeral Services, Ridgeway, VA.
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Gerald Douglas Eanes

May 12, 1955 - June 8, 2016

Gerald Douglas Eanes, 61, of Axton, VA passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC due to injuries from an automobile accident. He was born in Rockingham Co., NC on May 12, 1955 to Henry Clay Eanes and the late Edith Omilee Pullium Eanes.Mr. Eanes was employed by The Sirloin House in Martinsville, VA where he worked as a cook until he retired due...
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Mildred Ann Clyburn

August 17, 1932 - May 30, 2016

Mildred Ann Clyburn, 83, formerly of Ridgeway, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016 in Yancyville, NC. She was born in Ruffin NC, August 17, 1932 to Andrew Hardy and Ola Chumley Hardy. She was retired from Clarence's Steak House where she was employed for 35 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ridgeway.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald...
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Michael Wayne Amos

April 25, 1979 - May 18, 2016

Michael Wayne Amos, 37, of Ridgeway passed away on May 18, 2016. He was born in Winston Salem NC on April 25, 1979 to Darrell Gene Amos, Sr. and Cynthia Houck Amos of Ridgeway.In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Michael; brother, Darrell "Gene" Amos, Jr. and his wife, Mandy of Marietta, Ohio; and his grandmother, Eva Houck.Mr. Amos was preceded in death by his grandparents,...
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Vincent Mel Gregory

January 29, 1956 - May 14, 2016

Vincent Mel Gregory, 60, of Martinsville, VA passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 after declining health. He was born on January 29, 1956 to the late Vincent Melvin Gregory and Sarah Lavinder Gregory.Mr. Gregory was employed by Bi-State Coil Winding Inc. where he worked as a coil winder until he retired due to declining health.Mr. Gregory is survived by his special friends, Michelle Arrington and...
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Beverly S. Rachol

September 16, 1949 - May 13, 2016

Beverly Ann Stuart Rachol, 66, of Greensboro, NC, formerly of Martinsville, VA, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016. She was born on September 16, 1949 to the late Floyd Stuart and Viola Pruett Stuart.Beverly was employed by the Martinsville K-mart where she worked as a sales associate for many years. She was of the Baptist faith. Beverly is survived by her sisters, Pat Nelson and her husband, Tom...
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William Columbus Walker

December 21, 1931 - May 6, 2016

Bill W.C. Walker, 84, of Stanleytown Health Care, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 6, 2016. He was born on December 21, 1931 in Bassett, Va. to the late Barnie B. Walker and Macie Elizabeth Tuggle Walker. Bill worked for Bob White Chevrolet and Riddle Olds Cadillac as a body repair man. He also ran his own business, Bills Body Shop of Horsepasture for over 50 years. In addition to his...
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Garland Mack Feeny

October 1, 1940 - May 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Community Funeral Services, Ridgeway, VA.
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Hazel Parker Hedrick

November 20, 1919 - April 11, 2016

Hazel Ann Parker Hedrick, 96, went to be with the Lord on April 11, 2016 surrounded by her family.Born November 20, 1919 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Cora Parker. Hazel was loved dearly by her family. Her passions were gardening, writing, and listening to gospel music.She is survived by her daughter, Marie Reid and her husband, Truitt; her sons:...
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Frances Willis

April 19, 1937 - April 4, 2016

Frances Howes Cox Willis, 78, of Bassett, passed away on April 4, 2016 at her home. She was born in Sara Ann, West Virginia on April 19, 1937 to Harvey and Grace Miller Howes.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William "Bill" Cox and her second husband, Charles Davis Willis, Jr.; son, Barry Allen Cox; sister, Betty Carroll; and brother, J.J....
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Kellie Evans Gomez

September 26, 1979 - April 3, 2016

Kellie Evans Gomez, age 36, of Collinsville, Virginia died on Sunday, April 3, 2016.She was born September 26, 1979 in Sanford, Florida to Juanita Garvey Evans and the late John W. Shotwell.She is survived by her mother, Juanita Garvey Evans, husband, Rafael Gomez, daughters; Juanita Martinez Evans and Selina L. Evans, sons; Jonathan T. Evans and Michael L. Evans, grandson, Connor J. Evans, all...
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Lillie H. Willis

February 3, 1929 - March 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Community Funeral Services, Ridgeway, VA.
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William Lee Meredith

December 25, 1948 - March 4, 2016

William Lee "Breeze" Meredith, 67, of Martinsville, Virginia, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He was born in Radford, Virginia on December 25, 1948 to the Mearl Lee Meredith and Virginia Ruth Wheeling Meredith. William was the Owner & Operator of MDM Auto Sales in Collinsville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in...
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Tina Curry

March 17, 1964 - March 1, 2016

Tina Louise Curry, 51, of Gloucester, Virginia, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2016 at Sola Incorporated, Adult Group Home in Gloucester. She was born on March 17, 1964 in Martinsville to the late George Eugene Curry and Nancy Lee Hooker Curry.Surviving are her brothers, Terry E. Curry of Richmond; Carl A. Curry of Martinsville; George S. Curry of Stuart and several nieces and nephews.The...
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Lewis Warren Coleman

April 29, 1938 - February 7, 2016

Lewis Warren Coleman, 77, of Martinsville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Blue Ridge Rehab Center in Martinsville. He was born in Franklin County, April 29, 1938 to Robert Ryland Coleman and Ada Lee Arthur Coleman. Lewis was retired from Bassett Chair Company and was a Supply Minister for various churches and organizations.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his...
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Melissa Dawn Rogers

March 2, 1972 - January 26, 2016

Melissa Dawn Rogers, age 43, of Ridgeway died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.She was born March 2, 1972 in Martinsville, VA to Rudy Allen Montrief and Cynthia Gleason Montrief.She is survived by her daughter, Tabatha Rogers of the home, parents, Rudy Allen Montrief and Cynthia Gleason Montrief both of Martinsville, brother, Christopher...
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Franklin Zachariah Harmon

June 29, 1933 - January 17, 2016

Franklin Z. Harmon of Collinsville, Virginia born June 29, 1933, passed on to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 17, 2016 after a long battle with health issue. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Rhoena; his children, Lavonda Eggleston of Cary, NC, Edward Harmon of Hickory, NC, Maxine Richardson of Fieldale, VA and Mary- Ann Walker of Danville, VA. Also survived by seven grandchildren and many...
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Lindsey Owen Turner

July 18, 1939 - January 13, 2016

Lindsey Owen Turner, 76, of Bassett, entered into the arms of the Lord with his family by his side on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Mr. Turner was the founder of the L..O. Turner Company Fairystones founded in 1968. Lindsey produced 100 Fairystone crosses a day before his health began to decline. He was known throughout the United States and sold his crosses worldwide. Mr. Turner was born on...
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DeeDee D. Duncan

January 9, 1929 - January 6, 2016

On Tuesday, January 6, 2016, at 5:32 p.m. in the Rockingham Hospice Home, Delma Mae Sowers Flitchum Duncan (Dee Dee to most of her friends) peacefully passed away from this world into the arms of our Father with her sister, Violet Delight Sowers Sexton Gouchenour of Danville and her only nice, Alexis K. Adams from Piedmont, S.C. by her side. Dee Dee was born on June 5, 1929 in Christiansburg...
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Clarence Neal Curry

July 2, 1945 - January 5, 2016


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Clarence Neal Curry

July 2, 1945 - January 5, 2016

Clarence Neal Curry, 70, of Martinsville passed away on Friday , January 15, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County. He was born on July 2, 1945 in Reidsville, North Carolina to the late Clarence J. Curry and Nora Williams Curry. He was of the Baptist Faith.He is survived by his son, Timothy Neal Curry of Martinsville; a sister, Ramona Cameron of Knoxville, TN and sister...
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Barbara Mabe Robertson

October 23, 1941 - January 2, 2016

Barbara Mabe Robertson, 74, of Eden, N.C. passed away January 2, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Forsyth County, N.C. on October 23, 1941 to the late Charlie Franklin Mabe and Effie Reynolds Mabe.Mrs. Robertson retired from Dan River Mills Inc. in 1974. She was a wife of the late Frank D. Robertson. She of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith.She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ann...
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Audrey Roberson White

November 12, 1939 - January 1, 2016

Audrey Roberson White, 76, of Cascade, died on Friday, January 1, 2016 at her home. She was born on November, 12, 1939 in Bassett, VA, to the late Herbert Charlie Roberson and Myrtle Agee Roberson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Roberson, and four brothers-in-law: Buck Pritchett, Lloyd Lawrence, A.C. Hall, and John Hall.She is survived by her husband of...
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Junior Lee Hiatt

October 18, 1953 - December 30, 2015

Junior Lee Hiatt, 62, of Martinsville, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Memorial Hospital. He was born in Martinsville, Virginia on October 18, 1953 to Collen Vaughan Hiatt and the late Edward Manuel Hiatt. He is survived by his mother, Collen Vaughan Hiatt, sons; Michael Wade Hiatt of White, Georgia, Jerry Wade Hiatt of Fieldale, William Edward Hiatt of Hillsville, sisters;...
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Charles David Willis

August 20, 1928 - December 20, 2015

Charles David Willis, Jr., 87, of Bassett, died Sunday, December 20, 2015 at his home. He was born in Birmingham, AL, August 20, 1928 to Charles David Willis, Sr. and Eloise Riser Willis, both deceased.At the time of his death, Mr. Willis had been employed at Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Restaurant. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a recipient of both the Bronze...
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David Gregory Gleason

July 16, 1953 - December 6, 2015

David Gregory Gleason, 62, of Martinsville, died on Sunday, December 6, 2015 in Martinsville. He was born July 16, 1953 in Henry County to Donald Gleason, deceased, and Gladys Bass Arrington. Mr. Gleason had been a resident of Blue Ridge Village for several years prior to his death.In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Judy Rose Gleason, of Martinsville, a daughter, Crystal...
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Lisa Anne Depeau

April 1, 1965 - December 4, 2015

Lisa Anne Depeau, 50, of Ridgeway, Virginia, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born in Massachusetts on April 1, 1965 to Barbara Houghton Morin and Pitt Morin.In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her son, Derek Wayne Morin Depeau.She is survived by her husband, Alan Depeau, a daughter, Danielle Depeau and...
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Lillie Myrtle Fields

February 10, 1932 - November 15, 2015

Lillie Myrtle Cobbler Fields, 83, of Collinsville, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County.She was born February 10, 1932 in Henry County, Virginia to the late Henry Gordon Cobbler and Annie Cobbler Cobbler. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fields.She is survived by two daughters, Shelby Turner of...
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Louise Caldwell Meeks

December 8, 1927 - November 7, 2015

Louise Abbott Caldwell Meeks, 87, of Martinsville, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Blue Ridge Rehab Center. She was born in Pulaski County, December 8, 1927 to Walton N. Abbott and Lillie Akers Abbott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Marie Caldwell and her first husband, Vernon Ray Caldwell. Mrs. Meeks was of the Baptist faith.She is...
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Patricia Gale Hart

December 28, 1941 - November 1, 2015

Patricia Gale Campbell Sheppard Hart, 73, of Ridgeway, Virginia passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County. She was born on December 28, 1941 in Martinsville to Benjamin Campbell and Grace Irene O'dell Campbell. Patricia was a Homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Bryan...
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John Morton Washburn

December 1, 1956 - October 20, 2015

John Morton Washburn, 58, of Ridgeway, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Martinsville, December 1, 1956 to James D. Washburn and Frances Hutchins Washburn, both deceased. John was a 1975 graduate of Drewry Mason High School and served in the Army. He was a member of the Eagles Club # 3739 and Amvets Post # 35 and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was...
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Darwin Reed Bishop

February 4, 1954 - October 17, 2015

Darwin "Rusty" Bishop passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 after losing his battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Teresa V. Bishop of Snow Creek, VA; three sons and one daughter, Jeremy Taylor of Charleston, SC, Regina Gunnels of Lexington, SC, Matthew Bishop of Rocky Mount, VA, and Brian Bishop of Bristol, TN; eight grandchildren, his mother Nadine Stoots of Bristol TN; siblings,...
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Robert Henry Durham

January 24, 1929 - October 17, 2015

Robert Henry "Crip" Durham went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 17, 2015. Robert was born on January 24, 1929 to Richard and Mary Durham and was the eldest of 14 children. Robert loved the Lord, his family, and playing bluegrass and gospel music. He was a member of Joyful Baptist Church. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, and his children, Bobby and Wanda.He is...
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Timothy Lee Whitlow

February 27, 1963 - September 26, 2015

Timothy "Tim" Lee Whitlow, 52, of Martinsville, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, North Carolina. He was born in Martinsville, Virginia on February 27, 1963 to Rufus "Leonard" Whitlow and Garnett Griffin Whitlow. Tim was a construction worker and of the Christian Faith.He was preceded in death by his parents.Surviving are his daughter, Brittany Collins...
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John Davis Otto

February 4, 1952 - September 15, 2015


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Margaret Kirby Setzer

December 10, 1926 - September 5, 2015


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Martha Aaron Wright

December 12, 1914 - August 31, 2015


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Gary Michael Wilkins

October 24, 1954 - August 29, 2015


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Michael Bill Osborne

September 19, 1949 - August 21, 2015

.Michael Bill (Oz) Osborne, 65, of Martinsville, Virginia, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, NC. He was born on September 19, 1949 in Danville to late Arthur Osborne and Nancy Powell Osborne of Martinsville. Michael served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was of the Baptist Faith. He was retired as an auto upholster, working years at Rudy's...
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James Calvin Wilson

October 21, 1923 - July 27, 2015

James Calvin Wilson, 91, of Collinsville, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at Golden Living Center in Martinsville. He was born in Ridgeway, October 21, 1923 to Jesse Lavinder Wilson and Etha Odell Wilson. He retired from Southeastern Container Company and was also an evangelist for 45 years. He was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church in Eden.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in...
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Nola Anderson

December 30, 1931 - July 25, 2015


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Thomas Robert Emerson

April 2, 1956 - July 13, 2015

Thomas Robert "Tommy" Emerson, Sr., 59, of Greensboro, NC, died Monday, July 13, 2015 following a lengthy illness. He was born in Martinsville, Virginia on April 2, 1956, the son of the late Irvin Emerson, Sr and Earlyne Wilkerson Emerson Marsh who resides in Greensboro.Tommy was a self employed painting subcontractor in Greensboro, NC, he loved playing the guitar, had a passion for radio...
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Brenda Diuguid White

February 11, 1943 - June 24, 2015

Brenda Diuguid White, 72, of Irisburg, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Martinsville on February 11, 1943, to the late Walker Russell Diuguid and Annie Thacker Diuguid. She was retired after thirty four years as Secretary of Irisburg Elementary School. She was a member of the Irisburg United Methodist Church and Irisburg Ruritan.In addition to her parents she was...
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Patsy Nelson Blair

July 2, 1928 - June 20, 2015

Patsy Lee Nelson Blair, age 86, of Martinsville and formerly of the Moorefield Store Community, went home to be with her heavenly father on Saturday, June 20, 2015.She was born July 2, 1928 in Spencer, VA to Frank and Fidellia Sheppard Nelson, who both preceded her in death. She had worked at Sales Knitting in sewing room 2. She enjoyed doing ancestry, genealogy work, working puzzles and...
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John Hunt Lawson

April 3, 1931 - June 16, 2015


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