Wednesday 27 July, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries

Paul Sylvester Ward, 94, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. He was born on March 13, 1920 in Germanton, NC to the late Sandy Ralph Ward and Georgia Padgett Ward. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Myrtle Kendrick and Florence Puckett and brothers, Cecil Ward, C. E. “Bill” Ward, Samuel...

Eva Lois Richardson Edwards, 89, of Belfast, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at East Commerce Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Head Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at East Commerce Baptist Church and Saturday noon until funeral hour. She was a native of Martinsville,...

Katherine L. Spillman, 89, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at Golden Living Center, Martinsville, VA. She was born on September 4, 1925 in Welch, WV to the late Nick Lawson and Lurinda Rakes Lawson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, David Spillman; sister, Bessie Armstrong; and brothers, J....

Yvonne Whitehead Richardson, 65, of 104 Virgil Goode Hwy., Bassett, VA died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at her home.  Upon Mrs. Richardson’s request, her body has been donated to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC for research. She is survived by her husband, John T. Richardson, Jr. along with three children and four...

James Nathaniel Martin “TATE”, 73, of 580 Stockton Road Martinsville, VA passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. He was born on April 11, 1941 in Martinsville, VA to the late John Martin and late Parline Martin. James is survived by his wife Katrina Martin of Martinsville, VA; two daughters...

Jesse D. Alley, 52, of Axton, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014. He was born in Richlands, WV on May 27, 1962 to Alivene Hall Alley and the late James Alley. He was also preceded in death by a nephew, Jamie Alley.  In addition to his mother Jesse is survived by his children, Danielle Alley and Jesse J. Alley; grandchildren, Trinity Alley and...

Frances Turner Nelson, 85, of Bassett, passed away on November 23, 2014 at Blue Ridge Rehab in Martinsville. Frances was born in Henry County on November 14, 1929 to the late Samuel Turner and the late Pearl Joyce Turner. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Edward “Beck” Nelson; son, Bruce Wayne Nelson; sisters:...

Ainsleigh Lauren Zehr, five week old baby girl, of Ryan Floyd Zehr and Melissa Anne Clifton Zehr of Ridgeway, VA died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Brenners Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. She was born on October 18, 2014. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Faeryn Clifton of the home; paternal grandparents, Francis...

Watkins Conwell Gravely, Jr., 67, of 1402 Roundabout Road Martinsville, VA passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Terre Haute, IN.  He was born on June 20, 1947 to the late Mildred Prunty Gravely and the late Watkins C. Gravely, Sr..  Watkins was also preceded in death by four sisters Veronica G. Clark, Thelma E. Clark, Mary T. Howard, and...

Myrtle “Granny Turtle” Jones, 87, of Martinsville passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on October 9, 1927 to the late Eddie Thomas and the late Naomi Thomas. Myrtle was also preceded in death by her husband, Asa W. Jones; two sisters: Margie Womack and Arlene Jamison. She was a member of...

Clinton Edward Gardner, 58, of 31 Tenth Street, Fieldale, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Memorial Hospital. He was born in Fries, Virginia, October 30, 1956 to the late Raymond Gardner and Donna Akers Gardner. He attended Martinsville City schools and was an accomplished brick and block mason and had worked in the construction industry for many...

DuVal Horsley Easley of Martinsville, Va. passed away peacefully on November 17, 2014 at Blue Ridge Rehab Center. He was born on October 13, 1925 and was a lifelong resident of Martinsville. Mr. Easley was preceded in death by his parents; Owen R. Easley, Sr. and Cassie DuVal Easley; a brother, Owen R. Easley, Jr.; and a sister, Eliza Easley Moss. A...

Loretta “Etta” R. Moore 73, of Axton died Wednesday November 19, 2014 at her home. Etta was born in West Virginia on March 11, 1941 the daughter of the late Randolph Reynolds and the late Viola Mullins Reynolds. She was also preceded in death by son Eugene Moore, grandchild Sarah Hutchens, great grandchild Kaleb Moore and nine brothers and sisters. She...

Myrna Mare Hairston Hayes, age 56, of 604 Central Avenue, Saint Joseph, MI. passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, MI.  She was born October 9, 1958 in Martinsville, Va. to Barbara Penn and Phillip Carnell Hairston. Myrna is survived by two daughters:  Bernadette M. Hairston, of Martinsville, Va., Andrea...

James “Jimmy” A. Rorrer (Banni Rooster), 75, of Woolwine, died on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Franklin Health and Rehab in Rocky Mount. He was born on March 12, 1939 in Anawalt, West Virginia to the late Beamer Lee Rorrer and the late Lillie Mitchem Rorrer. James was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Cockram Rorrer; three sisters,...

Roy Glenn Roark, 68, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Mr. Roark was born on May 25, 1946 in Redbird KY to the late Henry Roark and Goldie Reid Roark. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Peters Roark. Roy was self-employed in the construction business. Surviving...

Terence Michael Maney, 59, of Stanleytown, VA passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Blue Ridge Manor, Martinsville, VA. He was born on September 19, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa to the late Francis Joseph Maney and Lucille Maureen Power Maney. Terence was a board member at Church on the Hill, Collinsville, VA, where he served faithfully in many capacities....

Marjorie Tuttle Duncan, 92, of Ridgeway, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Whitestone Masonic Home in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was born in Pine Hall, North Carolina on May 10, 1922 to Thomas Wade Tuttle and Lula Gertrude Paris Tuttle. She was a mother, wife and homemaker and was a member of Starling Avenue Baptist Church in Martinsville. In...

Doris Hall Fitzgerald, 89, formerly of Collinsville, VA, passed away on November 9, 2014 in Bowling Green, VA. She was born to the late Francis Arthur Hall and Gladys Irene Bell on December 14, 1924, in St. Catharines, Ontario Canada. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Ivan Hall. She is survived by her daughter Scarlett Mustain...

Wilbert Herman Brown, 59, of 31 Endless Street Martinsville, VA passed away on Thursday, Naovember 13, 2014 at MCV Hospital in Richmond,VA. He was born on July 15, 1955 in Martinsville, VA to Willie Mae Wade Brown and the late Rossevelt Brown. Wilbert is survived by his sons Quincy Gravely and McQuail Gravely both of Martinsville, VA; four grandchildren;...

Pauline Williams Hodges Hall 82, of Roanoke died Wednesday November 12, 2014 at the Trinty Mission Rehab in Rocky Mount. Pauline was born in Henry Co, on May 31, 1932 the daughter of the late Thomas L. Williams and the late Bessie Greer Williams. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 1st husband Glenn Rakes, 2nd husband John H. Hodges...

Jack Lewis Cline, 86, of 915 Horsepasture Price Road, Ridgeway, VA passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC. He was born on May 26, 1928 in Roanoke, VA to the late Theodore McKinley Cline and Lucy Jane Steagall Cline. He was also preceded in death by his brother Richard Thomas Cline. Jack...

Hattie Clark Rose, 96, of Bassett passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at her home. She was born in Henry County on September 25, 1918 to the late Joseph Henry Clark and the late Callie Bet Ingram Clark. Hattie was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Vincent “E.V.” Rose; a son, Wayne Vincent Rose; a grandson, Robert David Rose; four...

Mildred Pauline Williams, 81, died Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Bassett Funeral Services is in charge. ...

JoAnn Tolson, 60, of Axton, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014. She was born in Bethesda, Maryland on August 7, 1954 to Dorothy Tayloe and Paul A. Tolson. She worked with the public for 40 years as a waitress or bartender. She was an older sister to Cynthia Urbani, Patricia Garrett, Victoria Bowen and Cindy Tayloe and survived by twelve nieces and nephews...

Teresa L. Peters, 50, of Bassett, died on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at her home. She was born in Axton on April 27, 1964 to Earl and Viola Martin Rose. She was preceded in death by an infant son, William A. Parks and a sister, Lisa A. Powell. In addition to her parents Teresa is survived by her husband, Barry Peters; son, Eric D. Parks; daughter, Elizabeth...

Anthony Wayne “Tony” Nichols, 52, of Collinsville, passed away, Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. He was born October 16, 1962 in Anderson, SC to the late Marshall Nichols and the late Cecile Nichols Mays. He was also preceded in death by his son, Leland Pritt. He is survived by “My Wife”, Barbara...

Brother Alver Lee Greene, age 73, of 400 Lafayette Avenue, Martinsville, Va. passed Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at his home. Brother Greene was born August 1, 1941 in Jasper County S.C. to the late Irene Laurel Greene and the late Ervin Greene. Brother Greene is survived by his wife Jernell Journiette Greene: one daughter Candance Greene, both of Martinsville,...

Richard Elwood Craig, 75, of 215 Stonewall Jackson Trail, Martinsville, VA passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. Mr. Craig was born on November 20, 1938 in Henry County to the late Fred Emerson Craig and Florence Estelle Clark Craig. He was preceded in death by his wife of thirty- seven years...

Ruby Lilac Garrett, 87, of 84 Irisburg Road, Martinsville, died Tuesday November 4, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was born in Henry County on January 13, 1927, to the late James Samuel Garrett and Rosa Hundley Garrett. She was a sewing machine mechanic and had worked for Tultex corporation for more than 25 years....

Elizabeth Reed Wright, 72, of Bassett, died Saturday, November 8, 2014 at her home. She was born in Crumpler, West Virginia on December 25, 1941 to Mary Elizabeth Reed of Bluewell, WV and the late Ferrell T. Reed. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Estel R.Mullins and a daughter, Deborah Copley. In addition to her mother, she is survived...

Douglas W. “Pete” Craig, 83, of Bassett, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Golden Living Center. He was born in Patrick County on May 4, 1931 to the late John Edd and Ila Rorrer Craig. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Louise Payne Craig and a sister, Elaine Stout. He was a U S Army veteran, drove a modified race car for...

Betty L. Hall, 58, of Bassett, went to be with her heavenly father on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Martinsville on May 1, 1956 to the late Dewey L. and Mae Lawson Clark. She attended Bassett High School and Patrick Henry Community College. Betty was a member of the First Assembly of God, was a member...