Thursday 29 September, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries
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Lillie May Grubb Starling Lillie May Grubb Starling, 89, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born on May 8, 1927 in Salem, VA to the late Leonard and...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 16th, 2016

William K. Putney, Jr., 90, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. He was born on June 29, 1926 to the late William K. Putney, Sr. in Big Island, VA. Mr. Putney was a member of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church and served in the United States Army. He was Principal at Martinsville High School and Chairman at the School Board. He...

Nannie “Gay” Boyd Rhodes, 86, of Fieldale, VA went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 11, 2016. She was born on May 5, 1930 in Henry County, Virginia to the late William Clinton Boyd and the late Flora Wood Boyd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Clarence Rhodes, brothers: Isaac Boyd, John Boyd,...

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Janet Lynn Adkins Janet Lynn Adkins, 55, of Chestnut Knob Road Ridgeway, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, NC. She was born August 13, 1961 in Martinsville to the late Noreta Peters Hodges and Tom Hodges....

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 13th, 2016
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Claudine Alderman Dudley Claudine Alderman Dudley, age 87, passed away on September 11, 2016 at the Pheasant Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Roanoke. She was born on January 1, 1929 in Willis to the late Frank Alderman and Lauria Bolt Alderman....

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 13th, 2016

Buford Leonard Moore, 77, of Twin Ridge Drive, Bassett, passed away, Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Memorial Hospital. He was born in Franklin County, Virginia, December 22, 1938, to the late Claude Moore and Jennie Ruth Powell Moore. Mr. Moore worked for J. D. Bassett Manufacturing until he retired on disability. He was of the holiness faith. Mr....

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Anthony Jevon Reynolds Anthony Jevon Reynolds, age 32, of Stuart, Virginia passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016. He was born on May 14, 1984 to Leander Reynolds and Linda Turner Reynolds of Spencer. He was preceded in death by his maternal...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 11th, 2016
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Steven Otis Morris Steven Otis Morris, 51, of Martinsville, passed Friday, September 9, 2016 at his home. He was born September 7, 1965 to Carol Biggs Craig of the home and the late Jesse Neal Morris. He served in the United States navy and...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 10th, 2016
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William “Billy” Haley William “Billy” Haley, 85, of 1000 Fairlane Rd., Martinsville, Va., passed away Friday, September 9, 2016, at Blue Ridge Rehab Center. He was born in Beckley, West Va., August 17, 1931, to the late Tom T. Haley...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 10th, 2016
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Emmett Lee Dove Emmett Lee Dove, 38, of Fieldale, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Martinsville on July 9, 1978 to Joan Dove and the late Jerry Leon Dove. In addition to his mother Emmett is survived...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 10th, 2016

Judy Mahaffey McCubbins, age 67 of Collinsville, passed away on Friday, September 09, 2016 at the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. She was born on March 20, 1949 in Martinsville to the late Walter and Geraldine Martin Mahaffey. Judy was a member of Collinsville Baptist Church and had worked at Tultex and as a cashier for Walmart. She is survived by her...

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Helen Elizabeth Coddington Stanley Helen Elizabeth Coddington Stanley, age 85, of Stanleytown, went home to be with the Lord on Friday September 9, 2016. She was born June 11, 1931 in Gettysburg, PA to the late Allan B. and Elizabeth Jamerson...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 10th, 2016
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James Phillips Shelton James Phillips Shelton, 67, of Martinsville, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016 at his residence. James was born in Pittsylvania County on April 20, 1949 to the late Orelle F. Shelton and the late Vera Owen Shelton....

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 9th, 2016
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Mary Elizabeth Tatum Reynolds Mary Elizabeth Tatum Reynolds, age 75, of Patrick Springs passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 at her home. She was born in Patrick County on Sept. 8, 1940 to the late Lee Benton Tatum and Rosie Evelyn Hylton Tatum....

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 8th, 2016
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Helen Adams Brooks Helen Adams Brooks, 84, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. She was born on November 22, 1931 in Martinsville, VA to the late Jessie T. Adams and Nellie Law Adams. In addition to her parents,...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 8th, 2016
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Rebecca “Becky” Davis Rebecca “Becky” Davis, 69, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was born in Martinsville on March 30, 1947, to the late Clifton Francis Davis and Ella...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 8th, 2016
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(Courtesy of the Smith River Sports Complex) 427 local youth begin 8-week season this Saturday at the Smith River Sports Complex MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The 2016 Piedmont Youth Soccer League Fall Season begins this Saturday, September 10,...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 7th, 2016

Newswise — To harness the power of technology to help children live healthier lives, the Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth at University of Virginia Health System is helping create four school-based telehealth centers in Bland County and Martinsville. The project aims to provide children with conditions from autism to asthma better access to...

Richard Madison “Ricky” Cassell, age 61 of Patrick Springs, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at his home. He was born in Bedford County on March 13, 1955 to the late Rev. William Madison Cassell and Princeanna Dillon Cassell. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Patrick Springs. Mr. Cassell is survived by a brother and sister-in-law,...

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Jeffrey Curtis Hairston Sr. Jeffrey Curtis Hairston Sr. 58, of 1002 Griggs Rd. Martinsville, Va. passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 in a motorcycle accident. He was born on April 18, 1958 in Martinsville, Va. to the late Sallie D. Hairston...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 7th, 2016
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Mary Ellen Walker Wall Mary Ellen Walker Wall of Ellsworth Court, Ridgeway, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. She was born October 15, 1936, in Stuart, Virginia, to the late Sparrel Lynn Walker and Lura...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 7th, 2016

Paul Day Turner, 82, of Bassett, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Paul was born in Henry, VA on October 29, 1933 to the late George and Hester Hayward Turner. He was also preceded in death by a son, Steve Day Turner and two brothers, Woodrow and Willie Turner. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Agnes C. Turner; three daughters,...

Weldon Ellis Linkous, 83, of Bassett, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Weldon was born in Blacksburg, VA on October 21, 1932 to the late Edgar David Linkous and the late Winnie Billie Linkous. He was also preceded in death by a son, Mark Ellis Linkous; four brothers, Elmer Linkous, Clifford Linkous, Colburn Linkous and Albert “Bud” Linkous. Weldon...

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George Burton Pierson George Burton Pierson, 89, passed into his eternal home, on September 2, 2016 at his home in Stuart, VA. He was born in Gassaway, WV on February 28, 1927 to John and Erma Johnson Pierson. He was preceded in death by his...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 3rd, 2016
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Isiah W. Florence Isiah W. Florence, 60, of Ridgeway, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Guilford, NC on December 31, 1955 to the late James R. Florence and the late Mary Strickland Florence. In addition...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 2nd, 2016
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Joseph Allen Harbour Joseph Allen Harbour, age 75 of Stuart, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. He was born in Patrick County on March 19, 1941 to the late Charlie Murray Harbour and...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 1st, 2016
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Edna L. Taylor Edna L. Taylor, 91, of Ridgeway, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, N.C. Edna was born in Mercer County, West Virginia on July 23, 1925 the daughter of the late Floyd Spence and...

By Bill Wyatt on Sep 1st, 2016
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Sallie “Sal” Riddle Hodges of Mountain Valley passed away on August 30, 2016 at her home. She was born in Henry County, VA on June 18, 1927 to the late Paul Harold Riddle and Mary Elise Eanes Riddle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded...

By Bill Wyatt on Aug 31st, 2016
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Emma Lucille Lawrence Gravely, 84, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. She was born on July 19, 1932 in Martinsville, VA to the late Charlie Samuel Lawrence and Cordie Earnestine Fuller. In addition to her parents, she...

By Bill Wyatt on Aug 31st, 2016
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Kenneth Wayne Wood, 63, of Willie Craig Road, Bassett, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at home.  He was born October 15, 1952 to the late Samuel McCall Wood, Jr., and Mattie Burkett Collins of the home.  He worked at Walmart and was a...

By Bill Wyatt on Aug 31st, 2016
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Dewey Lynwood Holder Dewey Lynwood Holder, 65, of Daylight Drive, Ridgeway, Va. passed away in his home, Tuesday, August 30, 2016. He was born, April 8, 1951 to the late Harvey Lee Holder, Jr. and the late Lilly Maud Mitchell Holder. Dewey...

By Bill Wyatt on Aug 31st, 2016

William Cornell “Connie” Pettie, 79, of Swanson Street, Martinsville, passed Monday, August 29, 2016 at home. He was born August 24, 1937 to the late John Toby Pettie and Daisy Stockton Pettie. He had been a builder and truck driver and prior to his death he was self-employed doing yard work. He loved hunting. Mr. Pettie was a member of Peaceful...

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Mary Jewell Ellis McMillan Lavinder passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. She was born in Union Hall, VA on March 1, 1922. She was preceded in death by her parents, James L. Ellis and Tobitha Musgrove Ellis. In addition to her parents,...

By Bill Wyatt on Aug 30th, 2016