Sunday 24 July, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries

Patricia K. DeHart, 71, of Bassett, died December 28, 2015 at her home. She was born on November 17, 1944 in West Virginia, the daughter of the late Harold Kellison and the late Elizabeth Gillenwater Kellison. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Teresa Prillaman and husband, John; two granddaughters, Roxanne Lewis – Mickles and husband, Josh and...

Moir Allen Joyce, Jr., 81, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Joyce was born on May 6, 1934 in Henry County, VA to the late Mary Agee Joyce and Moir Allen Joyce, Sr. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Thomas B. Joyce and granddaughter, Jessica Hulsey. Moir worked at E.I. DuPont for over twenty...

On Saturday, December 26, 2015, Heaven rejoiced as Sabrina Danielle Sleeper entered the gates. Sabrina is the eldest daughter of William Daniel Sleeper and Billie June Jamerson Sleeper.  She leaves behind her parents, a younger sister, Courtney Sleeper Hood, brother, William Aaron Sleeper, brother-in-law, Jeremy Shane Hood, and two nephews, William...

Our precious and loving mother, Ruth Beane Gray, 89, of Fieldale, passed from this life into the arms of her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, December 24, 2015. She was born in High Point, NC on July 23, 1926 to the late Albert H. Beane and Dora G. Beane. She lived most of her life in Martinsville and most recently in Fieldale.  Ruth was predeceased...

Richard A. “PaPa” Spencer 67, of Bassett died Sunday December 27, 2015 at his home. Richard was born in Martinsville, on January 13, 1948 the son of the late Roy B. Spencer and the late Ruth Stone Spencer. He is survived by a daughter Carol Jean Spencer, son Tim Spencer. In addition Richard is survived by two grandchildren Alyshia Lawson and Amber...

Mrs. Virginia Shelor Puckett, age 89, of Stuart passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 at the Blue Ridge Therapy Connection in Stuart. She was born on June 3, 1926 in Stokes County, NC to the late Emmit Shelor and Annie Slate Shelor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Puckett; and a sister, Edith Hall. She retired...

Grace Garnett Ferguson Robertson, 86, of Collinsville, VA passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2015. She was born on April 27, 1929 to the late Abie and Belva Ferguson. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Malvern Robertson, daughter, Sherry Robertson, sisters, Blanche Onks and Carrie Powell and brothers, Abie Lee...

Timothy Wayne Tipold, 30, of Martinsville, died Sunday, December 20, 2015. He was born in Martinsville on June 17, 1985, to Stefan Tipold II and Rosa Campbell Tipold of Ridgeway. Timothy was a self-employed care giver, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and racing. Timothy attended the Collinsville Pentecostal Holiness Church and later Hill Memorial Baptist...

Martha Ann Davis, 71, of Martinsville, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She is survived by her husband, R. M. “Bob” Davis. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church, Martinsville with the Rev. Mark Hinchcliff officiating....

Joy Marie Hall Clark, 52, of 530 Glendale Street, Martinsville, died Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at her home. Joy was born in Martinsville on October 1, 1963, to the late Curtis F. Clark and June Martin Clark Hall of Martinsville. She had worked in the retail industry and later was self-employed as a private caregiver before becoming disabled. In addition...

Henry Alvin Draper, 63, of 149 Briar Ridge Road, Henry Va., passed away at his home, Thursday, December 24, 2015. He was born, June 23, 1952, to the late Milton Henry Draper and the late Mamie Nunn Draper. Henry was a member of the Fork Mountain United Methodist Church. Mr. Draper is survived by one sister, Linda Draper Powell and husband W. Norman...

Mrs. Virginia Evelyn Belton Hazlewood, age 84 of Stuart, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection in Stuart. She was born in Patrick County on February 3, 1931 to the late Walter and Mary Lucinda Rakes Belton. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hazlewood was preceded in death by her husband, James Hazlewood; an infant...

Alford Leon Harris, 66, of Bassett, died Monday, December 21, 2015 at his home. He was born in Henry County on April 15, 1949 to the late J. T. Harris and the late Eulala Hundley Harris Foley. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Harris and a sister, Carolyn Farley. He retired as the owner and operator of Leon’s Trucking. He...

Calvin Stowell Harris, age 87, of Patrick Springs passed away Monday, December 21, 2015 at the Blue Ridge Therapy Connection in Stuart. He was born on July 16, 1928 in Patrick County to the late Stowell and Gypsy Cockram Harris. He attended Day Star Ministries and loved hunting, gardening, and being outdoors. Surviving are his beloved wife of 66 years,...

Mr. Leon Smart, age 82 of Stuart, Virginia passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was born in Patrick County on February 14, 1933 to the late Delmar Smart and Ada Branch Smart. In addition to his parents, Mr. Smart was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Smart and Charlie...

Dalton Andrew “DA” Hodges, Jr. 72 of Martinsville died December 18, 2015. He was born in Franklin, Co. On March 22, 1943 the son of the late Dalton Andrew Hodges, Sr., and the late Iris Hall Hodges. DA retired from Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. He is survived by his brother and sisters, Sharon Ramsey and husband Jerry, Barry Hodges...

Brenda Kay Coleman Swisher age 60, of Stuart, Virginia passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Patrick County on December 24, 1954 to the late Robert Leonard Coleman and Barbara Ella Hughes Coleman. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Coleman. Kay was of the Baptist...

Harry Lee Hawks, 69, of 185 Eastview Drive, Collinsville, Va., passed away at his daughters home on Friday, December 18, 2015. Harry was born on December 15, 1946, to the late Reuben Lloyd “R. L.” Hawks and the late Martha Ethel Ander Hawks. He is predeceased by four sisters, Naomi Hawks Ore, Claire Louise Hawks, Lola Mae Hawks Williams and...

JoAnn F. Chaney 79, of Bassett died Saturday December 19, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Martinsville. JoAnn was born on January 8,1936 in Kimball, West Virginia the daughter of the late Floyd Felts and the late Cartie Hawks Felts. She was also preceded in death by her husband Clarence D. Chaney, sister Betty Branch and brother James Felts.JoAnn...

Singleton Witcher, 96, of Camden, N.J. passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2015 at First Refuge Baptist Church, 1584 Kaighns Avenue, Camden, N.J. Viewing will be 9 to 11 a.m.. Interment will be held at Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, N.J. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to May funeral Home, www.mayfuneralhomes.com ...

Mr. John William Mitchell, age 80 of Stuart, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his home. He was born in Abingdon on February 15, 1935 to the late Wyndom and Margie Cumbo Mitchell. In addition to his parents, Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by twelve brothers and sisters. He had retired from General Motors and Rural Services. He was a traveling...

Wanda Gay Nichols, 56, of Collinsville died Wednesday, December 16, 2015. She was born on January 28, 1959, in Rocky Mount to the late Bessie Emberson Martin. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Manning. Wanda is survived by a loving husband, Roy Nichols, of Collinsville, Va; a special loving mother in law, Frankie Tilley, of Collinsville,...

Willa Dean Ziegler Moore, 67, of Collinsville, went to be with the Lord as he called down and said, “Willa Dean, your work on earth is done and now it’s time to come home and rest” on December 15, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry Co. She was born on January 31, 1948 in Patrick Co, the daughter of the late Hattie Z. Hairston....

Sylvia C. Reed, 82, of Fieldale, died Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at the Blue Ridge Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Patrick County on January 2, 1933 to the late John Chaney and the late Lydia James Chaney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Reed; brothers and sisters, Buford, Ronnie, Lane, Bobby, Glen and Hazel...

Mrs. Janet Martin Harbour, age 72, of Patrick Springs passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart. She was born on Dec. 25, 1942 in Patrick County to the late James Raleigh Martin and Viola Lawson Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Harbour; and a brother-in-law, Henderson...

Geraldine (Gerald) Eggleston, 62, of Carver Ct., Martinsville, formerly of Stella Loop, Spencer, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was the widow of Benjamin Eggleston. Geraldine was born in Martinsville on October 18, 1953, daughter of the late Frank and Connie(Via) Martin. She attended...

Moir Garland Baliles, 99, of Stuart, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services Stuart Chapel preceded by a viewing at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 20, 2015. Burial will follow at Fairystone Baptist Church cemetery with the Reverend...

Virginia Nancy Anglin Martin, of Martinsville, died Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at Country Living Nursing Home in Collinsville. She was born January 22, 1923 in Patrick County to J.P. and Mary Gunter Anglin, both deceased. Mrs. Martin was married to Paul Dewey Martin, deceased, and was a life-long homemaker. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara...

Wolford Clyde (W.C.) Arrington, Jr., 76, of Ridgeway, Virginia passed from this life on December 14, 2015, at his home. He was born in Henry County on October 12, 1939 to the late Wolford Clyde Arrington, Sr. and Esther Wright Arrington. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Edna A. Marshall and Violet A. Turner, brothers, James “Sonny”...

Susan Ann DeShazo earned her angel wings on December 14, 2015. Her memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 at 11 am at the First Baptist Church of Ridgeway. Susan was born July 16, 1963 in Martinsville, VA to Thomas and Opal DeShazo, both deceased. She is survived by her loving and patient daughter, Molly Cummings, her older brother...

Ann Michelle Norman Burgess, 47, of Axton, died Friday, December 11, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville Henry County. She was born in Charlottesville, on May 19, 1968 a daughter of Elder James and Elizabeth Moyer Norman. She was a 1986 graduate of Laurel Park High School and was employed at Family Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Tech. She was also a member...

Mr. Jonathan Patrick Sturgill, 22, of Arizona, passed away on December 8, 2015. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Boone & Cooke, Inc. Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Sturgill was born in Eden on November 11, 1993, the son of Shane Sturgill and Tina Sheckles Waller....

A fabulous mom and granny left us to be with dad/papaw on Sunday, December 13, 2015. She fought hard the past two weeks to stay with us, but her body was just too tired to keep on. She leaves behind her kids, Marilyn Stewart and her “friend” Gene Martin, Jane Ann Wells and her husband Paul, Susan Stewart, and Sam Stewart and his wife Stacy;...