Sunday 25 September, 2016
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Category Archives: Obituaries

Shirley M. Turner, 78, of Bassett, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 at her home. She was born in Henry County on July 13, 1936 to the late Robert Glen McCraw and the late Beadie Rorrer McCraw. Shirley was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Denise Brown; a brother, Eddie McCraw and a son-in-law, Robert Ferguson. She retired from Stanley...

Barbara Ann Westmoreland, 60, of Blue Ridge Rehab Center, Martinsville, VA, passed away at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County, on January 16, 2015.  Ms. Westmoreland was born September 15, 1954 to the late Robert Abraham Custer and Edna Buckles Custer. She is survived by her daughters; Lisa Nunley of Ridgeway, VA and Ginger Altizer...

Bruce Jefferson Smith, 86, of 20 Victoria Court, Martinsville, Virginia died Friday, January 16, 2015 at Memorial Hospital Martinsville and Henry County, Martinsville, VA.  He was born on December 29, 1928 in Grayson County, VA to the late Jackson and Dora Walker Smith. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by four brothers, Charlie Smith,...

Susan Walker died Thursday, Janaury 15, 2015. Bassett Funeral Services is in charge. ...

Thelma Hill Moore, 73, of Martinsville, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart where she was a resident. She was born in Carroll County, Virginia, November 5, 1941 to Otis Foy Reece and Mary Wright Reece. Thelma was a very devoted mother and grandmother and spent her life taking care of her children and grandchildren....

Thelma J. Ray, 76, of Stanleytown, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Thelma was born in Virginia on March 25, 1938 to the late Berke V. Steele and the late Laura Mullins Steele. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Ray and a son James Michael Ray. Thelma was a member...

Robert Benton Clippard, 87, formerly of Greyson St., Martinsville, VA, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Blue Ridge Rehab Center, Martinsville, VA. He was born May 19, 1927 in Wythe County, VA to the late Robert Lee Clippard and Nellie Hoback Clippard.  He was also deceased by his step- mother, Oleta Umberger Clippard.  In addition to his parents,...

Betsy Romaine Cristall, 83, of Martinsville, VA passed away at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC January 14, 2015 after a brave fight against many illnesses. She was born in Schoolfield (Danville), VA February 25, 1931 to the late Charlie L. and Hattie Via Kellam and was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Kellam Honore’. She...

Ruby Ellen Williams Jones, 81, of Bassett, went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She was born in Floyd County on September 3, 1933 to the late Jerome Edmon Williams and the late Nettie Trusler Williams. Ruby was also preceded in death by sisters, Geneva Edna Williams Agnew, Essie Mae Williams Nolen White, Dorothy Freha...

Samuel Douglas “Doug” Edwards, 62, of Bassett, died on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his home. He was born in North Carolina on December 30, 1952 to the late Earl and Juanita Payne Edwards. Doug was also preceded in death by three brother and three sisters. Doug is survived by his wife, Janet Edwards; children, Tina Edwards Smith, Stephen Edwards,...

Evelyne Martin Mullins, age 86, of 1008 C Street, Martinsville, Va. passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va. She was born January 9, 1929, in Gary, West,Va, to the late Missie Morris Martin and the late George Martin.  In addition, she was preceded in death by her husband Sam B. Mullins. Evelyne is survived...

Peter Joseph Hornick, Sr., 88, of 72 Rockford Road, Collinsville VA passed away on January 11, 2015 at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA. He was born on August 17, 1926 in Elbert, West Virginia, to the late Wash Hornick and Mary Shaffron Hornick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Stone Hornick...

Our loving mother, Burdie Wagner Spencer, age 95, departed from us peacefully at the Blue Ridge Therapy Connection, in Stuart and went home to be with her Saviour and Lord, on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.  She was born in Lawton, WV on May 28, 1919. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Emma Mize Wagner; her husband, Jefferson G. Spencer;...

John Stanley Nelson, age 91, of Fieldale died Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Blue Ridge Rehab Center.  Born in the Pleasant Grove Community on August 5, 1923, he was a son of the late Elijah Richard Nelson and Pocahontas Morris Nelson. Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Myra Gail Nelson, a son, Richard S. Nelson, his sisters, Berta Hite,...

Carl Dale Perry, 83, of Bassett, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Carl was born in Oakdale, Washington on August 2, 1931 to the late William H. Perry and the late Arvilla McGinnis Perry. In addition to his parents Carl was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Perry; daughter, Julie...

Dena Corns Gilley, 81, of 131 Sunrise Avenue, Martinsville, Virginia, went home to be with Jesus Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Blue Ridge Nursing Home in Martinsville.  Dena was born September 11, 1933 in Patrick County, Virginia to the late Harry and Mamie Doss Corns. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Diane G. Henry who died February...

Martin Emory Harris, Jr. , 81, of 100 Anglin Road, Spencer, died Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Blue Ridge Nursing Home in Stuart. He was born May 26, 1933, in Woolwine, Virginia , to the late Martin Emory Harris, Sr. and Gertrude Dillon Harris. He attended Woolwine High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Harris was of the Christian...

Nancy Jeannette Harmon Rickman, 77, of Martinsville, died Thursday, January 8, 2015. She was born in Henry County, VA on April 29, 1937 to Raymond G. Harmon and Nellie G. Shively Harmon. She was previously employed at DuPont and was a member of Hill Memorial Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John...

Patricia A. Martin, 66, of 1201 Spruce Street, Martinsville, Virginia, died January 7, 2015, at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. Patricia was born August 7, 1948, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Ann J. Johnston Martin and the late James W. Martin, Jr. she was a graduate of Hunter-Huss High School and attended Patrick Henry Community College....

Franklin Roosevelt “Bull” Mumpower, Jr., 49, of Stuart, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at his home. He was born in Abingdon, VA on February 7, 1965 to Mary L. Mumpower and the late Franklin Roosevelt Mumpower, Sr. Other than his father he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Sherman T.R. Mumpower, Bertha S. Mumpower, Robert...

Lois Jeanette O’dell, 72, of Bassett, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Patrick County on September 22, 1942 to the late William McKinley O’dell and the late Vergie Lou Gilley O’dell. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by a son, Garland Carter; sisters, Virginia Woods and Mamie O’dell;...

James Elmer Wright, Sr., 81, of 279 Spring Garden Lane, Bassett, Virginia, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Memorial Hospital. He was born August 24, 1933, to the late Jasper Robert Wright and Eliza Whitaker Wright. He was high graduate and had two years of technical training. He retired from the Air Force.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded...

Thomas Franklin Mills, Jr., 84, of 51 E. Church Street, Martinsville, VA, passed away at Blue Ridge Rehab Center on Friday, January 9, 2015. Mr. Mills was born July 29, 1930 in West Virginia to the late Thomas Franklin Mills, Sr. and Lena Martin Mills. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Sexton and Virginia Barker; three brothers,...

Nancy Morris Childress Ullman, of Kings Grant, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the age of 87. Nancy was born on November 19, 1927, the daughter of Nancy Price Davis and Edwin Harris Morris in Asheboro, NC. She moved to Martinsville in 1942 and attended Martinsville High School. Upon graduation from Mary Washington College with a BS degree,...

After nearly 100 years of living and loving life to the fullest, Daisy Brodie Johnston joined her heavenly family in the early hours of January 7, 2015. She was born on March 30, 1915 in Snow Creek, VA, to Emmett Judson and Callie Burnette Brodie, one of nine children who grew into an unusually close family clan who became personal friends always there...

Luther “L.D.” Daniel Hairfield, Jr., 87, of Figsboro Road Martinsville VA passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Golden Living Center, Martinsville VA. He was born on April 20, 1927 in Greensboro, NC to the late Luther D. Hairfield and Esther Bingman Hairfield. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mae Pendleton Hairfield, brother, Harry...

Doris Taylor Bishop, 98, formerly of Collinsville Va., died Monday, January 5, 2015, at Walter Reed Convalescent Center Gloucester, VA.  She was born in Chatham, VA to the late Rawley Martin Taylor and Nancye Elliott Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband Nelson S. Bishop, eight brothers, Rawley M. Taylor (John), Harry C. Taylor,...

Lula Juanita Manns, 86, passed away, Monday, January 5, 2015 at her home. She was born February 28, 1928 to the late Tom Edd Manns and the late Mary Stanley Manns. She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren and twelve brothers and sisters. She was a member of the Waterway Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ and retired from Bassett Superior working...

Hazel Marie Matthews, age 51, of 169 Ramey Hodge Drive, Martinsville Va., passed away, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Martinsville Memorial Hospital, Martinsville, Va.  Hazel was born in Martinsville, April 19, 1963 to Rhubena Nance Matthews Carter and the late Connie Matthews. She is survived by her mother:  Rhubena  Nance Matthews Carter, of Martinsville,...

Mona Vivian Hylton, 79, died Sunday, January 4, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Bassett Funeral Services is in charge. ...

Mary Evelyn Lewis, 92, of Patrick Springs, passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at her home. She was born in Patrick County on April 7, 1922 to the late Alfred Hardie Stone and the late Mattie Sue Harbour Stone. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Harvie Burton Lewis; son-in-law, Calvin Leon Plaster; grandson, David...

Billy Jackson Turner, 73, of 300 Cape Craig Road, Bassett, Virginia, died Thursday, January 1, 2015 at home. He was born November 24, 1941, in Henry County, Virginia, to the late Robert Lee Turner and Clara Elizabeth Lawson Turner. He was a veteran of the United States Army; a graduate of Fieldale High School and was retired from Fieldcrest Mills...

Our loving father, Thompson Dale Knight, 94, of Martinsville, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital following a massive heart attack. He was preceded in death by his parents, Estus and Pellie Knight and siblings Eunice Cranford, Mildred Thompson and Howard Knight. He is survived by his wife of 67...