Friday 29 April, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries
JohnsonElizabeth

Elizabeth Ann Baran Johnson, 97, of Clemmons, NC, formerly of Ridgeway, VA, died on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC. She was born on January 14, 1919 in Pittsburg, PA to the late George Baran...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 28th, 2016
HarrisGatha

Mrs. Gatha Bowling Harris, age 97 of Stuart went home to be with the Lord and her husband on March 28, 2016. She was born in Patrick County on May 16, 1918 to the late Okla Bowling and Velma Belcher Bowling. In addition to her parents, Mrs....

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 28th, 2016
TurnerMarie

Marie Frazier Turner of Collinsville went to her eternal home to be with her savior and loved ones on Sunday, March 27, 2015. She was preceded by her husband Sylvester Turner, her parents Peter and Maggie Shelton Frazier, and brothers, Ewell...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 28th, 2016

Manuel Conway Tinsley, 63, of Martinsville, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Arrangements by Wright Funeral Service of Martinsville. ...

Martin Stewart, Martinsville, Va. passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Arrangements by Hairston Funeral Home. ...

Carolyn H. Brooks, 67, of Martinsville passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016. Arrangements by Wright Funeral Services. ...

ReaWillie

Willie Everett “Fire Ball” Rea, 79, of Fieldale, died Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Stanleytown Health Care Center. He was born in Henry County on December 22, 1936 to the late Henry Lee Rea and the late Della Craig Rea. He was also preceded...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 24th, 2016

William N. “Billy” Hairston, of Martinsville, Va. passed away, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Martinsville Memorial Hospital, Martinsville, Va. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hairston Funeral Home. ...

Mr. Kenneth “Ted” Durham, age 75 of Stuart, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at his home. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida on December 10, 1940 to the late Gaston Vernon Durham and Connie Jennings Durham. In addition to his parents, Mr. Durham was preceded in death by two brothers, Tyrone Durham and Max Durham; and a sister, Ruth Ingram....

HensleyDana

Dana Bryant Hensley “Jeep”, 65, of 1216 Wagon Trail Rd., Ridgeway, VA passed away on March 23, 2016 at Kindred Hospital. He was born on November 27, 1950 in Beaufort, SC to Susan Marie Smith Hensley of Ridgeway, VA and the late James Bryant...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 23rd, 2016
LewisCecil

Cecil G. Lewis, 78, of Collinsville, died on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Danville Regional Hospital. He was born in Franklin County on February 16, 1938 to the late Richard G. and Nannie Holley Lewis. Cecil was also preceded in death by four sons,...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 23rd, 2016
OakleyHomer

Mr. Oakley Homer Fitzgerald, 92, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 22nd. Affectionately known by his family as “Papa”, Oakley was born August 22, 1923 to Saylor and Ethel Fitzgerald of Afton, Va.  Following his graduation from...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 22nd, 2016
FeltsJohn

John Floyd “Johnnie” Felts, 78, of Raleigh, NC, passed away, Monday, March 21, 2016, at his residence. He was born in Kimball, West Virginia, on May 6, 1937, to the late J. Floyd Felts, and Cartie Hawks Felts. Johnnie was retired after...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 22nd, 2016
GoffJoyce

Joyce Kathleen Goff, 90, of Martinsville, passed away on March 21, 2016 at 9:43 AM. Beloved wife, mother and homemaker, she was born February 4th, 1926 in Cardiff, Wales. She will never be forgotten by her family and friends. She was preceded...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 21st, 2016
MeadorBrian

Brian E. “Pee Whistle” Meador, 36, of Bassett, died on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Moses Cone Hospital. He was born in Stuart on July 7, 1979 to Argel Paul and Darlene Foley Meador. Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lacy and...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 21st, 2016
FulcherNola

Nola Martin Fulcher, 99, of Stanleytown Health and Rehab Center, Stanleytown, VA went to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 20, 2016. She was born on March 9, 1917 with her twin sister, Lola Martin in Franklin County, VA to the late Cam Charles...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 21st, 2016

Phyllis Christine Caudill Holbrook, aged 86, of 400 Richardson Road, Collinsville, passed away on March 17, 2016, at Blue Ridge Manor in Martinsville following a lengthy illness. She was born on January 8, 1930, in McDowell County, WV to the late Burlie Smith Caudill and Martha Wilhite Caudill. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by...

SpenceJames

James “Jimmy” Mason Spence, 77, of Patrick Springs, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. James was born on March 1, 1939 in Bluefield, WV to the late Edgar Spence and the late Gladys Williams...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 19th, 2016
BousmanCarlton

Carlton Boyd Bousman, 77, of Henry, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at his residence. Carlton was born on March 21, 1938 in Franklin County, VA to the late Tip Zebedee Bousman and the late Bertha Davis Bousman. In addition to his parents...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 19th, 2016
CatronRichard

Richard Thomas Catron, 74, of Critz and formerly of Bassett, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at his daughter’s residence. He was born on January 15, 1942 in Welch, West Virginia to the late James Theodore Catron and the...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 19th, 2016
NowlinDouglas

Mr. Douglas M. Nowlin, age 71, of Stuart passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at his home. He was born in Danville, VA on May 13, 1944 to the late Charlie E. Nowlin and Lillie “Laura” Penn Nowlin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 19th, 2016
WilliamsEmma

Emma Jean Williams, 67, of Fieldale, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Grenada, Mississippi on April 22, 1948 to Odell Tyler, Sr. and Ruby Mae Williams Tyler. Emma was retired as a Manager...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 19th, 2016
BookerRuby

Ruby Lewis Booker, 101, of Martinsville, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. She was born in Patrick County on December 18, 1914 to George Madison and Ethel Hull Lewis. Ruby was one of nine children and she lived an extraordinary life,...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 18th, 2016
GoodenLillie

Lillie Belle Dupee Gooden, 96, formerly of Martinsville, Virginia, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Golden Living Center.  She was born in Martinsville, June 16, 1919 to the late Cora Lee Connor Dupee and  the late William Dupee.  In...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 16th, 2016

Ronnie Clyde Bowman, 67, of Martinsville, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at the Stanleytown Rehab Center. He was born in Reidsville, NC, on August 13, 1948, to the late Harvey Bowman and Carolyn Dodson Bowman. Ronnie served in the United States Air Force and was retired with over thirty five years as a truck driver. Ronnie was a member of the Oak...

Kenneth R. Inman, 79, of Axton, VA passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his residence. Norris Funeral Services Inc. and Crematory, West-End Chapel is serving the Inman family. ...

BlackwellDarrell

Darrel Scott Blackwell, 41, of Martinsville, Virginia, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Martinsville on April 9, 1974 to Akers E. Sheppard and Phyllis B. Sheppard of Martinsville. Darrel was a licensed...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 15th, 2016

Estelle Hall, 91, of Bassett, died on Monday, March 14, 2016 at Red Oak Manor. She was born in Henry County on April 4, 1924 to the late William F. and Lucy Hutchinson Koger. Estelle was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank C. Hall and two brothers, Dudley Koger and William Nolan Koger. She was a member of Liberty Primitive Baptist Church in...

DodsonRickyLee

Ricky Lee Dodson, 3 months, went to Heaven on Sunday, March 13th, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Mandy Dodson Spencer; father, James Wishnevsky; step-father, Chris Spencer; brother, Elijah Spencer; sister; Sunshine Spencer; grandparents,...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 15th, 2016

Pearl Light Joyce Martin, 93, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Bassett Funeral Services is in charge. ...

FarrellNancy

Nancy Oliver Farrell, 73, of 134 Hanover Rd., Martinsville, Va., passed away at her home Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Mrs. Farrell was born on August 11, 1942 in Washington D. C. to the late Inez Duncan Oliver and the late John Crane Oliver. She...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 15th, 2016
OaksBeverly

Beverly Thomas Oakes age 85 formerly of Norfolk passed away Saturday March 12, 2016 in Martinsville. He was born January 25, 1931 in Pittsylvania County to the late Ruben Mack and Myrtle Alice Bennett Oakes. In addition to his parents, he was...

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 15th, 2016
EgglestonWesley

Wesley Eggleston, 86, of 5149 Preston Rd., Martinsville Va., passed away at his home, Saturday, March 12, 2016. He was born on November 5, 1929 in Henry County a son of the late Maggie Lee Nelson Eggleston and the late Thomas Eugene Eggleston....

By Bill Wyatt on Mar 13th, 2016