Friday 01 July, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries
BowenDorothy

Dorothy Jones Bowen, 92, of Kings Grant Health Care passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. She was born in Farmville, NC to the late Mildred Eason Jones and Lionel Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl...

By Bill Wyatt on Jul 1st, 2016
BanksWalter

Walter Hines Banks, 88, of Ridgeway, VA passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Newark, NJ on September 26, 1927 to the late Pauline Boone and Carnegie Hines. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death...

By Bill Wyatt on Jul 1st, 2016
SmithVirginia

Virginia Griffin “Ginny” Smith, age 82, formerly of Martinsville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 27, 2016 at her home in Patrick Springs. She was born in April 3, 1934 in Henry County to the late John W. Griffin and...

By Bill Wyatt on Jul 1st, 2016

Homer E. Collins 63, of Bassett passed away on Wednesday June 29, 2016 at his home. Homer was born in Coeburn, Va. On May 16, 1953 the son of the late Artimus Collins and the late Kathleen Collins, also preceding him in death was a brother Roger Collins of Greensboro, N.C., Michael Collins of Ridgeway and sister Barbara Lucas of Tarboro, N.C. He is...

Frederick “Fred” Eugene Hailey, 64, of Comanche Road, Ridgeway, passed away Saturday, June 25, at Hospice Home of Rockingham County. He was born June 13, 1952, in Martinsville, Virginia to the late L. C. Carter and Edith Hailey Dawson. He attended Drewry Mason High School and worked at Hooker furniture and Ridgeway Clocks for 28 years. He was...

James “Jim” Luther Floyd, 84, of Collinsville, VA passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016. He was born on June 6, 1932 in Patrick County, VA to the late Sue Clark Floyd and Will Abe Floyd. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Helena Floyd; second wife, Charlotte Floyd; and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Floyd...

The funeral service for Ryker O’Neil Bryan, infant son of Brittany and Justin Bryan will be Thursday night at 7:00 PM in the Roselawn Chapel with Minister Tim Hunt officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private at a later date. Ryker went home to be with the Lord on Friday June 24, 2016...

Edna Williams Prater, 90, of Martinsville, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Blue Ridge Rehab Center. She was born in Martinsville on June 6, 1926 to the late Alva Lee Williams and the late Verdie Mae Crawford Williams. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Douglas Fairbanks Sheppard, her second husband, Jerry Henry Prater and two...

BiggsVera

Vera Josephine Biggs, 80, of Patrick Springs, died on Monday, June 27, 2016. She was born in Patrick County on September 13, 1935 to the late William Henderson Biggs and the late Lelia Hodge Biggs. Vera was also preceded in death by her husband,...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 27th, 2016

Virginia L. “Momma Lou” Mills, 83, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Danville Regional Medical Center. She was born in Woolwine, Virginia on March 21, 1933 to the late William Jefferson Clark and the late Lottie Mildred Howell Clark. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Allen Mills; brother, Lois Clark;...

MabeBetty

Betty Ruth Freeman Mabe, age 89, of Golf Course Rd., Spencer passed away Friday, June 24, 2016. She was born in Patrick County to the late Joseph Freeman and Betty Lou Grady Freeman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 26th, 2016
TurnerEvelyn

Evelyn Lois Sowder Turner, 87, of Martinsville, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Blue Ridge Rehab Center. She was born on May 4, 1929 at home in Pax, WV near Beckley. She is a daughter of the late Goldie Settle Sowder and the late William...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 26th, 2016

Erma Eldean Robertson Mills, 75, of Trinity Terrace, Martinsville, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at home. She was born September 15, 1940, in Martinsville, to Arnetta Robertson and the late Harry Robertson. She was a graduate of Martinsville High School and worked at Centel as a telephone operator after her graduation. She was active at both...

Charles Anthony Hutcherson age 83 of Martinsville Passed away on Thursday June 23, 2016 at Memorial Hospital. He was born April 6, 1933 in Henry County to the late Arthur Edward and Annie Elizabeth Franklin Hutcherson. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother Selera Hutcherson. He had worked for Stone Container as a die maker...

James Garfield Pullins, age 63 of Stuart, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at his home. He was born in Patrick County on April 4, 1953 to the late Fletcher and Martha Phillips Pullins. In addition to his parents, Mr. Pullins was preceded in death by one brother, Henry Pullins, and two sisters, Genetta Moore and Gertrude Harris. He attended Mount...

RutterChris

Christopher Lee “Chris” Rutter age 48 of Axton, passed away Wednesday June 22, 2016 at his home. He was born Feb. 28, 1968 in Martinsville to the late Edgar M. “Eddie” Rutter, and Carline Perdue Rutter of Martinsville. He was predeceased...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 24th, 2016
JohnsonAlfred

Al Lee Johnson, 74, of Collinsville, died on Thursday, June 23, 2016. He was born in Bassett on December 31, 1941 to the late Jarvey B. Johnson and the late Annie Bowles Johnson Cobbler. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy W. Johnson. Al...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 24th, 2016
CassellJeff

Jeffery D. “Jeff” Cassell 57, of Bassett died Wednesday June 22, 2016 at his home. Jeff was born in Martinsville on September 24, 1958 the son of Patty M. Cassell and the late William A. Cassell. In addition to his mother he is survived...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 24th, 2016

Miss Mae Chaney, age 84 of Stuart, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2016 at Laurel Meadows Nursing Home in Laurel Fork. She was born in Patrick County on May 6, 1932 to the late Lewis Stephon Chaney and Ella Parker Chaney. In addition to her parents, Miss Chaney was preceded in death by five brothers, Raymond, Roscoe, Amon, Henry and Tom Chaney; two...

ComptonG

Gennevieve Patricia “Pat” Jackson Compton age 77 of 1302 Phospho Springs Road, Ridgeway, passed away at her home on Tuesday June 21, 2016. She was born Feb. 13, 1939 in Ridgeway to the late Delbert and Everlia Knight Jackson. In addition...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 23rd, 2016
TurnerSallie

Sallie Cobbler Turner age 82 passed away on June 21, 2016 at Pioneer Hospital in Stuart. She was born Feb. 24, 1934 in Martinsville to the late Henry and Annie Cobler Cobbler. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by one husband...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 22nd, 2016
BrownKathy

Kathy C. Brown, 58, of Martinsville, died on Sunday, June 19, 2016. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 24, 2016 from 11 am to 12:30 pm in the Bassett Funeral Service Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 1 pm at Henry Memorial...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 22nd, 2016

James William Meade, 69, of Ferrum, died on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He was born in Russell County, VA on February 15, 1947 to the late Archie Lee Meade and the late Lillian Jessie Meade. James was also preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Frank Meade and two sisters, Betty Sue Keith and Naomi Barnes. James is survived by his loving wife, Betty Sue...

NicholsJasper

Jasper Randolph “Nick” Nichols age 73 of Axton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday June 20, 2016 at Danville Regional Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1943 in Henry County to the late Jasper Bunyan and Ruth Pyrtle Nichols. In...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 21st, 2016
PhilpottMildred

Mildred Bissell Philpott age 88 of Westminster Canterbury, VA Beach, passed away June 1, 2016. She was born May 20, 1928 to Mildred Kern Bissell and Harry R. Bissell. She is survived by her two daughters Gail Thomas and husband Marc, Ann O’Bier...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 21st, 2016

Frances “Jacqueline” Ferguson Coleman, 89, formerly of Ridgeway, VA, departed this life Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Morehead Nursing Center. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Christian View Pentecostal Holiness Church Multipurpose Building, with Reverend Rick Wilkie officiating. Interment will follow in Christian...

NablittPhilicia

Phelicia Alexandria “Phe Phe” Neblett, 27, of Martinsville, Va. passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Winston Salem, N.C. She was born in Franklin County, Va., June 30, 1988, to Cassandra Venable-Dillard...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 19th, 2016
PennBeefy

Tracy Quentin Penn, affectionately known as “Beefy” to most, was a loving husband, brother, godfather, son, uncle, great-uncle and friend. He was born February 17, 1968 to the late Deacon Dewey P. Penn, Sr. and Beatrice Naomi Penn. He transitioned...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 17th, 2016

William E. “Buster” Joyce Sr., 86, of Martinsville passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at his residence. The family will receive friends 12:30 to 1 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2016, at Faith Tabernacle Church, where a funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Burial will follow the service at Carver Memorial Gardens. ...

HardingGlenn

Glenn “Buddy” Halsey Harding went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, June 16, 2016. He was 86. A lifelong resident of Martinsville, Va., Mr. Harding was born in 1929 in the family home on Spring Street. He attended Martinsville...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 17th, 2016

Aileen Adams Handy, 87, of Bassett, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection in Patrick County. She was born in Patrick County October 30, 1928, to the late Emmett Adams and the late Posie Joyce Adams. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brothers, Robert Adams, Roy Adams, Oscar Adams and Irvin Adams;...

HillHelen

Helen Margie East Hill, affectionately known as “Memaw”, age 84, of Stuart passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at her home. She was born in Patrick County to the late Henry Clay East and Nannie Moorefield East. In addition to her...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 17th, 2016
CassellTimothy

Timothy Kent Cassell, 55, of Indian Trail, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, surrounded by his loving family. Tim was the son of the late Gary Kent Cassell, and grandson of Murray Cassell and Eileen Shelor Cassell. He grew up in Martinsville,...

By Bill Wyatt on Jun 17th, 2016