Sunday 01 May, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries

Robert Withers Hodnett, 86, of Martinsville passed away September 20, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Henry County on July 15, 1929 to the late Ernest Hodnett and Ella Stokes Hodnett. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Hodnett and two sisters, Ruby Hodnett Minter and Margaret Hodnett Higgins. He is survived...

Alice R. “Al” Nibblett, 88, of Chatham, passed away on September 19, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born November 19, 1926 in Pittsylvania County to the late Millard Nibblett and the late Nora Hubbard Nibblett. She was preceded in death by a son, Calvin Wendell Nibblett and 6 brothers and sisters, Rufus,...

Jeffrey “Jeff” Wayne Parrish left his earthly body for his heavenly body on September 19, 2015 at the age of 35. Jeff suffered numerous injuries after a vehicle accident on September 2, 2015 that left him unresponsive. Jeff was born on July 1, 1980 to Jerry Parrish (Claudville, VA) and Pam Sellers (Rural Hall, NC). He was a funny little...

Frederick G. Timmons – 1943 – 2015 ...

Patricia Nester Draper Pegram age 77, formerly of Martinsville, passed away Friday Sept. 18, 2015 at the Landmark Center in Stuart. She was born May 29, 1938 in Henry County to the late Lloyd A. and Edith Jefferson Nester. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband Bobby Pegram, and one sister, Shelby Jean Richardson. Patricia...

Ersie Spencer Hurd, 85, of Oak Level Community, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 at her home. She was born in Franklin County on August 31, 1930 to George Robert Spencer and Essie Lee Bowling Spencer. Ersie was a graduate of Ferrum College. She was retired from Stanley Furniture Outlet with 19 years of service and attended Oak Level Baptist...

Betty Young Dillon, 70, of Spencer Preston Road, Martinsville, Virginia, died Saturday, September 19, 2015, at home.   She was born in Martinsville, January 22, 1945, to the late James Q. Young and Louise Earles Young.  Betty was a credit manager for Bassett Furniture Industries for more than twenty years.   She graduated from Drewry Mason High...

William Leon Martin, age 76, of Stuart passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 at Carillion Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. He was born in Patrick County on April 27, 1939 to the late Anderson Martin and Stacy Fain Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Law, Virginia Martin; and two brothers, Edward and Albert Martin....

Obituary for William Peterson – Martinsville, VA ...

Carol Denise Reynolds, 52 of Ridgeway, VA, passed away Wednesday September 16, 2015 at Franklin Memorial Hospital. She was born May 21, 1963 in Henry County and had worked for Carillion Hospital as a Safety Risk Officer which she took very seriously. Ms. Reynolds loved children and animals very dearly and also loved being at the lake, especially during...

Obituary for Velma Roupe Blackwell – Martinsville, VA ...

Charles Edward “Eddie” Ashby, 76, of Martinsville, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County. He was born in Henry County on January 19, 1939 to William Andrew Ashby and Vera Martin Ashby. Charles served in the US Army and was employed as a Supervisor with the City of Martinsville....

Mrs. Carole Christine Atwood Hale, age 70 of Stuart, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart. She was born on September 2, 1945 in Portland, Maine to the late Irving Thomas Atwood, Sr. and Lillian Winifred King Atwood. She was a member of Elamsville Church of God of Prophecy. Mrs. Hale is survived by her husband,...

Mrs. Glenda Wood Wilkinson, age 79, of Stuart passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 at her home. She was born in Patrick County on Dec. 8, 1935 to the late Murray and Lillian Cockram Wood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Wilkinson. Mrs. Wilkinson graduated from Averett College; retired from Sun Trust after...

John Pannill Yeaman, 71, of Martinsville, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. A visitation will be held Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville.  The funeral service will be held Friday, September 18, 2015 at Christ Episcopal Church with burial in the Yeaman...

Dorothy Wilson Barrow Matherly age 74 of Martinsville went to be with the Lord on Monday Sept. 14, 2015 at Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 18, 1940 in Martinsville to the late Ramsey W. and Mary Grogan Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husbands, Jerry H. Barrow, and James I. Matherly, one brother, William H....

Virginia Ercelle Fralin Seay, 89, of Bassett, VA passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at her home, under the care of Legacy Hospice at the Piedmont. She was born in the Union Hall area of Franklin County on December 30, 1925 to the late Jessee Dewey Fralin and Chester Elizabeth Smith Fralin. When her mother died when she was six years old,...

Clarence Edward Roy, 79 of  3392 Old Liberty Dr., Axton, Va. passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Blue Ridge Rehab Center.  He was born on November 12, 1935 in Axton, Va.  to the late Elsie Martin Roy and the late Levi Roy;  In addition, he was preceded in death by two brothers:  Owen Marvin Roy and Alvie Glenn Roy. Clarence is survived...

William Randolph Wood, Jr., 53, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at his home. He was born in Martinsville, VA on February 13, 1962 to his mother, Grace Cook Wood and to the late father, William Randolph Wood, Sr. Mr. Wood is survived by his mother, Gracie Cook Wood of Martinsville, VA, daughter, Brittany Wood of Martinsville,...

Glen P. Young 88, of Collinsville died Monday September 14, 2015 at the Friendship Manor Nursing home in Roanoke. He was born March 2, 1927 the son of the late Thomas Samuel Young and the late Winnie Lovell Young of Franklin, Co. He was preceded in death by his one and only son Glen Michael Young who passed away in 1984. Also preceding him in death...

Ellen L. Rader 81, of Roanoke and formerly of Henry Co. died Saturday September 12, 2015 at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. Ellen was born in Virginia on September 17, 1933 the daughter of the late Jesse David Keffer and the late Mary Victoria Furrow Keffer. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Herman...

Virginia Ercelle Seay, 89, of Oak Level Rd, passed away at her residence, Sunday, September 13, 2015. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville, VA is serving the Seay family. ...

William Randolph Wood, Jr, 53, of 235 Laurel Drive, Martinsville, VA passed away at his home Sunday, September 13, 2015. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory is serving the Wood family. ...

Mr. James Ronald Foley, affectionately called “Pup”, age 59, of Patrick Springs, Virginia passed away at his home on Friday, September 11, 2015. He was born in Patrick County on April 2, 1956 to the late Albert Grady Foley and Rosie Foley. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Foley. Mr. Foley faithfully served...

Della Key – 1949 – 2015 ...

Ezra “Lee Jr.” Hairston, age 67, of 409 Armstead Ave, Martinsville, Va. went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Moses Cone Hospital, N.C. He was born January 20, 1948 in Martinsville, Va, to the late Laura Martin Hairston and the late Ezra Lee Hairston, Sr..  In addition,  to his parents, he was preceded in death...

Marvin Dale Dillon, Sr., 67, of Martinsville, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan, West Virginia. He was born in on September 3, 1948 to Sam Dillon and Thelma Dillon. Marvin had served in the US Army and the National Guard. He was retired from J & J Southeast Container, a member of VFW and the American...

Samuel Ardell “Skip” Wilson, Jr., 60, of Dry Fork, VA passed away Tuesday, September 8th, at his residence. Samuel was born in Martinsville,  on April 9, 1955, a son of the late Verba E. (McCants) Wilson and Samuel A. Wilson, Sr. He was a 1972 graduate of Martinsville High School and attended Danville Community College. He was a member...

Ralph Andrew Biggs, 85 of Serenity Drive, Martinsville, Virginia, went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 7, 2015 at home. He was born January 8, 1930 to the late Isaac Biggs and Elizabeth Patterson Biggs. He attended schools in Martinsville, worked for DuPont for 34 years, and at the time of his death was a farmer. Mr. Biggs served in United...

Mrs. Peggie Ann Dalton Rendon, age 60 of Stuart, Virginia passed away on September 8, 2015 at her home on Fairystone Park Highway. She was born on May 2, 1955 to the late Woodrow Dalton and Laura Guynn McCall. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Clifton Dalton. She was of the Baptist faith and was a very loving wife. Mrs....

Charles S. Cannaday – 1937 – 2015 ...

Robert William Nelson, 68, of Martinsville, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Blue Ridge Rehab Center in Martinsville. He was born in Martinsville, Virginia on February 4, 1947 to Samuel Weston Nelson and Ruth Cock Nelson. Robert was a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University and was employed as a controller with Florida No Fault Insurance...

Mrs. Sue Pauline Landes – Feb 1, 1932 – Sep 7, 2015 ...