Monday 08 February, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries

Patricia A. Engstrom, 73, of Collinsville, Virginia, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County. She was born on October 17, 1941 in Wattsburg, Pennsylvania to Grover Johnson and Lena Wyman Johnson.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Step-Mother, Bonnie Johnson.  Patty was a member...

Charlotte Pendleton Love, 85, of Collinsville, Virginia, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, North Carolina. She was born on May 24, 1930 in Stanleytown, Virginia to Tyler Turner “T.T.” Pendleton and Nellie Gay Boyd Pendleton.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kyle...

Mr. Richard Thomas Lawson, age 73 of Stuart, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015 in Wooster Ohio while on his way home from pursuing one of his life’s passions which was missions to help American Indians. He was born in Patrick County on May 11, 1942 to the late William David Lawson and Nannie Woods Lawson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lawson...

Mr. Johnny Lee Pilson, age 54 of Stuart, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 in Columbus, GA. He was born in Patrick County on Dec. 27, 1960. He was a former member of the Fairystone Fishing Club and the Fairystone Vol. Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Leon Pilson; and a brother, William Ray Pilson. Surviving are two sons,...

Sonny B. Jennings age 76 of Martinsville passed away on Friday June 26, 2015 at Riverside Health and Rehab in Danville. He was born on March 10, 1939 in Pittsylvania County to the late George Washington and Lillie Bell Lipford Jennings. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his wife Stella Rogers Jennings, and two sisters, Jean...

Mary Ruth Hale Haynes, 64, of Fieldale, VA passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at her residence. She was born on November 1, 1950 in Henry County, VA to the late Martha Ella Hale and William Jonce Hale. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her three sisters, and brother, William Ray Hale. Mrs. Haynes was of the Baptist Faith and...

Spencer Dean Glenn, 80, of Glenn Lane, Critz, Virginia, died June 24, 2015, at home. He was born July 13, 1934 in Lenoir, North Carolina, to the late Carl Glenn and Martha Freeman Glenn. He had been a truck driver for Roy Stone for more than 35 years and was a veteran of the United States Army.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death...

Stanley Holt Clark, Jr. (Stan) of Bassett, Va. departed peacefully to the arms of Jesus Christ on June 24, 2015 with his loving wife of 45 years by his side. Stan entered this life to the late Stanley Holt and Vivian Stanley Clark, Sr. on September 29, 1948. He graduated from Drewry Mason High School in 1966, graduated from Carson Newman College in...

Kenneth “Kenny” Paul Robertson, 60, of Martinsville, VA passed away on June 27, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, VA to the late Susie Morris Robertson and Luther James Robertson. He is also preceded in death by his four brothers, Gerald Lee Robertson, James Clarence Robertson, Donnie Ray Robertson and Russell Haywood Robertson. Kenneth...

Janice Willis Mize 73, of Collinsville died Tuesday June 23, 2015 at her home. She was born on September 7, 1941 the daughter of the late Everett Willis and the late Velva Robinson Willis. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Harvey Lee Mize, Sr., son Harvey Lee “Scooter” Mize, Jr., brother Richard Willis. Janice was...

Janice Helen Hawley, 78, of Roanoke, Virginia passed away June 23, 2015 peacefully at her residence with her husband of 57 years, William H. Hawley by her side. Janice was born and raised in Kewanne, Illinois on November 1, 1936.  She attended Kewanne High School and later Monmowth College in Monmowth, Illinois where she majored in education. After...

, 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...

Fletcher B. “Dink” Yarbrough, 86, of Ridgeway, Virginia died peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 after a courageous two year battle with cancer. He was born in Kohler, Virginia on December 2, 1929 to the late Richard Hartwell Yarbrough and Mary Turner Yarbrough.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded...

Linda Craddock Martin, 72, of Sheffield Road, Ridgeway, died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at home. She was born in Stoneville, North Carolina, on September 23, 1942, to the late Coy Craddock and Verda Craddock. Linda was a graduate of Stoneville High School and had worked at DuPont and Yarn Carriers until she left to become a homemaker. She was a member...

Pansy Ann Sayers Cannoy Hanks, 64, of 601 Mitchel Road, Axton, VA passed away at her residence, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. She was born in Carroll County, VA to Marie Waller Sayers and the late Hasewell E. Sayers, Sr. She is also predeceased by one grandchild, Jessica Diane-Marie Cannoy. Pansy attended Martinsville High School and Patrick Henry Community...

Mrs. Martha Ethelean Largen, age 82 of Meadows of Dan, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Laurel Meadows Nursing Home in Laurel Fork. She was born in Floyd County on May 28, 1933 to the late Chris and Goldie Thompson McAlexander. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Largen was preceded in death by one sister, Elois Hall. She was a lifetime member of...

Jodie Marie Hopkins, 45, of 4847 Preston Road, Martinsville, Virginia, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.  She was born January 21, 1970, in Danbury Connecticut to Albert Hanley of the home and Marge Rotunda Hanley Hunter of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was a homemaker.  Jodie was preceded in...

Clydie Mae Quesenberry Gunter, 89 of Collinsville, VA passed away on June 22, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Gunter was born on May 29, 1926 in Pulaski County, VA to the late Jason General Quesenberry and Etta Q. Quesenberry. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Carl Randolph Gunter, who passed away on September 4, 2013. They had been married...

Pattie Lynch Sowell, age 103, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015e at Golden Living Center, Martinsville, Va.  She was born October 10, 1911 in Enfield, N.C. to the late Martha Silver Lynch and the late Matthew Lynch.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Sowell; one step-son Charlie Matthews; two sisters; Eliza...

Mrs. Ruth Evelyn Morgan, age 96 of Patrick Springs passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015. She was born in Peckville, PA on Sept. 7, 1918 to the late William J. Morgan and Mabel Ketchum Morgan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marion Egroff; and a brother, William F. Morgan. Surviving are a daughter and son in law, Marion...

Mrs. Nancy Shelor Wynn, age 87 of Minden, Nevada, and formerly of Patrick County, passed away on June 7, 2015 at her home. She was born in Patrick County on August 27, 1927 to the late Posey Lester Shelor and Eloise Badger Newell Shelor. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wynn was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvis Simmons Wingfield; her second...

Mary Estelle Chaney Cannaday, 87, of 268 Wingfield Orchard Road, Martinsville, VA passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Blue Ridge Rehab Center. She was born on April 22, 1928 in Patrick County, VA to the late George Washington Chaney and Callie Hall Chaney. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Curtis R. Cannaday,...

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...

Mrs. Ruth Morrison Belcher, age 87 of Stuart, VA passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick County. She was born in Patrick County on November 2, 1927 to the late Abe Morrison and Mae Craig Morrison. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Belcher; four sisters, Merlie Griffith,...

George Jeffrey “Jeff” Tuggle, 41, of 651 Mica Road in Ridgeway, Va., passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church. Henry County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard and Rockingham County Veteran’s...

Alma Ardelia Walker Harman, age 98, of Bassett, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville. She was born on July 12, 1916 in Mercer Co., W.Va. to the late McGennis and Annie Mann Walker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Zachariah Harman in 2004; a son, James Ernest Harman; brothers,...

Sue Anne Newton Meador, age 80, of Bassett, died, Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She was born December 17, 1934 in Hickory, N.C. to Evan Lester Newton and Avis Propst Newton, who preceded her in death. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Henry Bennett Meador, Jr. Mrs. Meador...

Dollie Mae Clay Tobler from Bassett went to heaven on June 18. She was 76. She was born in Danville, Va. to Indie Wagner Clay Ramsey Clark and Jesse Clay on August 12, 1938. She is survived by her daughter Wanda Tobler George of Georgetown, S.C. and her sister, Dale Conner of Bassett and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded by her husband,...

Owen Randolph Minter, Sr., 85, of 26 Scotchtown Court, Martinsville, died on June 10, 2015 at his home. He was born in the Leatherwood community of Henry County on December 2, 1929, to the late Edward Fletcher Minter and Annie May Gregory Minter. At an early age he made his home with an uncle and aunt, William Owen Minter and Mae Nunn Minter. In addition...

Aloysius Joseph Duffy, 89, of Blue Ridge Therapy Connection Stuart, VA passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. He was born of the Catholic faith on December 7, 1925 in Richmond, VA to the late Allie J. Duffy and Loretto Cooper Duffy. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine Blackburn Duffy, his sister, Ann Jane...

Charles Terry Williams, 56, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015. He was born September 30, 1958 in Martinsville, VA to Maxine Cobler and the late Charles D. “Pete” Williams. Mr. Williams was a member of Boones Chapel Church of the Brethren. He was an independent construction contractor. In addition to his mother he is survived...

On June 19, 2015 God called home one of his most faithful servants, Virginia Irene Reynolds Hayden Hopkins at the age of 85. She was born December 17, 1929 in Patrick County, Virginia to the late John Edgar and Bessie Light Reynolds. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Wilburn Hayden; her daughter, Donna Jo Hayden Pearson and two brothers,...

Charles Lee “Jug” Arnold, 68, of 17470 A. L. Philpott Highway, Martinsville, Virginia, died Friday, June 19, 2015, at home. He was born in Henry County, on March 29, 1947, to the late Willard Arnold and Zonie Dillon Arnold. He was a graduate of Drewry Mason High School and had been a sprinkler systems fitter for more than 35 years. Mr. Arnold was...