Monday 08 February, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries

Estelle Bernard Lovell, 89, formerly of 1013 West Fork Road, Cascade, VA 24069 passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Blue Ridge Manor in Martinsville, Va.. She was born in Franklin County, VA on Oct. 03, 1924 to the late John Silas “Silas” Bernard and Hattie McCrickard Bernard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband...

Lloyd W. Spencer, 79, of 299 Fish Pond Drive, Stuart, Virginia, died April 12, 2014, at home. He was born in Henry County April 25, 1934 to the late Pete A. Spencer and Gladys Hundley Spencer.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a truck driver but been disabled for many years. He was of the Baptist faith. He loved riding motorcycles and was...

Elmo “Turk” Nelson Miles, 91, of 710 Beechnut Lane, Martinsville, VA died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his home. He was born on January 1, 1923 in Henry County, VA to the late James Alvah Miles and Velda Nelson Miles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Treva Rush Miles; sister, Mrs. H. J. “Dorothy”...

Barbara Brown Keatts, 83, of 79 Mountain Drive, Martinsville, VA passed away Sunday,  April 13, 2014 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Keatts was born on May 4, 1930 in Franklin County to the late Charles Walter Brown and Gracie Holcomb Brown. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edmond Keatts; son, Danny...

Emily Cheshire White, of Bassett, Virginia, died on April 12, 2014 at the age of 93. Mrs. White was born on March 8, 1921 in Martinsville, Virginia to the late Harry B. Cheshire and Bettie Lee Morris Cheshire. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Cheshire, and her brothers, Harry B. Cheshire, Jr., Daniel Cheshire, James W. Cheshire and...

Grant Willis Wade, 69, of Bassett, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at his home. He was born in Henry County on May 17, 1944 to the late Loleader Wade Manns. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Regenia Stanley, Deb Manns and brother, Thelbert Manns. He is survived by three brothers, George Manns, James McArthur Manns and Jerry Ross; three sisters,...

Polly Gardner Martin, 77, of Martinsville, VA went home to be with her Lord after a courageous battle with an illness of 7 ½ years. She passed away surrounded by her friends and family Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County. She was born on November 3, 1936 in Franklin County, VA to the late Thomas Edwin Gardner and...

Cassandra “Kasey” Martin Carter, 21, of Beechnut Lane, Martinsville, died Sunday April 6, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was born in Patrick County, July 17, 1992. She is the daughter of Mamie Joyce Brown and the late Lloyd Brown. She was a graduate of Magna Vista High School and at the time of her death was employed by Lexus dealership in...

Rex Danniel Shuler, 64, of Martinsville, VA passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. He was born on September 11, 1949 in Pocahontas, VA to the late Alfis Shuler and Myrtle Shuler. He was also preceded in death by his brother Roger Shuler. Mr. Shuler was a member of Villa Heights Baptist Church. He worked...

Lilburn Curtis Carter, 83, of Winston-Salem, NC died at home and went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 6, 2014. He is survived by his two daughters, Cynthia Carter Cook of Lexington, NC and Kathryn Yvonne Carter of Winston-Salem NC; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; mother, Nannie Ellen Sims; brothers, Clarence Waverly...

Delcie Cassady, 75, died Sunday, April 6, 2014. Bassett Funeral Services is in charge. ...

Trudy K. Hollandsworth, 82, of Bassett, died April 6, 2014, at her home. She was born in Cologne, Germany on June 26, 1931, to the late Henrich Krauch and Anna Muller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Steve H. Hollandsworth, one brother, Henrich Krauch, and two sisters, Madie Hurth and Elsie Neal. She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn...

Robert (“Bob”) C. Martin of Ridgeway, Virginia joined his Lord on April 5, 2014 after a brief illness. Bob was born on July 12, 1924 in Henry County, Virginia. Bob is survived by his wife, Billie Jones Martin, whom he joined in marriage on June 25, 1949, and who was the love of his life. He is also survived by his three daughters, Judith M. Bowman...

Charlie Green Joyce, Jr., 71, of Martinsville passed away at his home on Friday, April 4, 2014. He was born in Henry County on April 27, 1942 to the late Charlie G. Joyce, Sr. and the late Annie Lee Wingfield Joyce. He served his country in the Army. Charlie was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Awana Leader for 20 years....

Boyd Benson Grim Boyd Benson Grim, 73, of Longview Drive in Collinsville, went home to his Heavenly Father on Friday April 4th. Born in Staunton, VA on July 24, 1940, he was the son of the late Harry F. Grim and O’Dell Benson Grim. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Donald Grim. Boyd was a member of the Chatham Heights United Methodist...

Lois Martin Smith, 85, of Bassett, departed this life for her heavenly home on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Lazy H Rest Home in Stuart, VA. She was born in Franklin County, VA on September 23, 1928 the daughter of the late Clinton and Lillie Turner Martin. Lois was a longtime member and faithful servant of First Baptist Church of Bassett where she attended...

Charles Rodney Krontz, 67, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2014 at his home. He was born in Henry County on March 24, 1947 to the late Charles Raymond and Lucile Rakestraw Krontz. Rodney was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed doing volunteer work at Sanville Elementary School. Rodney loved to travel but most of all he loved his family deeply. He will...

Carolyn Ann Burge England, 65, died unexpectedly, March 31, 2014, following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 28, 1948, in Martinsville, Va., to Walter Stanley and Alice Christenia Hall Burge Jr. of Rich Acres, Va. Carolyn earned her bachelor of the arts degree in home economics at Concord College, West Virginia, and then a master’s in elementary...

Mildred Foley Harris Evans, 89, formerly of 19 Sinclair Street, Ridgeway, VA died Wednesday, April 2, 2014. She had resided at Tara Plantation Assisted Living, Carthage, NC for the past four years, under loving care. She was born on May 18, 1924 in Patrick County, VA to the late Charles Cleveland Foley and Lonie Pilson Foley. In addition to her parents,...

Dion Antoinette Wray, 44 of Martinsville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 28, 2014. She was born in Bridgeport, CT to Charles Scott and Barbara Wray Harris. Dion was a member of St. James Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was a loving daughter, mother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed. Dion is preceded...

Windell Ray Patterson, 84, of 81 Hidden Valley Drive, Martinsville, VA died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Stanleytown Health Care Center, Bassett, VA. He was born on February 1, 1930 in Martinsville, VA to the late John Pedigo Patterson and Erma Hope Bennett Patterson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Patterson....

Louise Williams Hargrave, age 96, of Bassett, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born in the Pleasant Grove community of Henry County on May 18, 1917, she was a daughter of the late W. Watt Smith and Maggie Lou Smith. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Albert Nathaniel Williams Sr. and second husband Kenneth...

Nancy Jo Cline, 63 of Bassett passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at her home. She was born in Stuart, VA on June 7, 1950 to the late John David and Vivian Light Helms. Nancy Jo was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She was an avid animal lover and volunteer for the SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County. Nancy Jo will be greatly missed. Nancy...

Gene Dillon Ward, 64, of George Taylor Road, Spencer, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Evergreen Drive, in Spencer. He was born in Henry County, Virginia on May 10, 1949, to the late Robert Rufus Ward and Iris Kellam Ward. He was a graduate of Drewry Mason High School and North Carolina School of Automation. He was previous owner of Ward’s Garage and...

Clarence Leonard Lawson, 69, of Bassett passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Pioneer Hospital in Stuart. He was born on February 12, 1945 in Patrick County, Virginia to the late Leonard and Vera Pilson Lawson. He retired from Martin Processing which is now known as Eastman. Clarence enjoyed to fish and NASCAR and was an avid Kyle Bush race fan....

Melissa Rigney Green, 44, of 266 Ridgedale Dr, Martinsville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 30, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Martinsville on November, 11, 1969 to Edna Martin Rigney and the late Fred Moore Rigney. Melissa loved the Lord, had the biggest smile, was a fighter, enjoyed making people happy, loved...

Kathryn Ascough Smith, 71, of Martinsville, Virginia, died peacefully March 29, 2014. She was born in Roanoke, VA on December 18, 1942. She was a graduate of Martinsville High School and Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC. She was the daughter of Purnell Schottland Ascough of Martinsville and the late William Woodson Ascough. She is survived by her...

Trula Wright Campbell, 93 of 800 Kings Grant Road, Martinsville died Saturday, March 29, 2014. Born September 2, 1920 in Fries, Virginia to the late Richard Kyle and Nina Byrd Wright, Mrs. Campbell was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin R. Campbell, a granddaughter Tory Esarey; sisters Edith Stoots and Nell Greever and a brother C.J. Wright....

Timothy Michael Clark, Jr., 28, of Bassett, Virginia, died March 25, 2014 at Memorial Hospital. He was born August 7, 1985 to Timothy Michael Clark, Sr. and Kathy S. Powell of Ridgeway. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served three tours of duty in Kuwait/Iraq and was the recipient of the Army Commendation medal, Metitorious Unit Commendation,...

Robert Warren “Bob” Graham, 71, of 184 Grand Lake Drive, Ridgeway, VA passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2013 at his home. Mr. Graham was born on December 4, 1942, in Henry County to the late Albert Tarry Graham and Beulah Holbrook Graham. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Rev. Thomas Eugene Graham. Mr. Graham was a member of Hillcrest...

Ann Biggs Harrison Davis, 87, of Martinsville, VA died Friday, March 28, 2014 at her home. She was born on July 1, 1926 in Henry County, VA to the late Issac Biggs and Elizabeth Patterson Biggs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilson T. Harrison; second husband, Clay Davis; son, Terry C. Harrison; sisters,...

Alice Christine Wells Kirks, 86, of 1188 Dyers Store Road, Martinsville, VA died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Caring Heart Home, Bassett, VA. She was born on April 30, 1927 in Pittsylvania County, VA to the late Oliver Booker Wells and Mary Finney Wells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Harry Lee Kirks;...

Doris Mae Williams, 86, of Bassett went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born in Roanoke, VA on May 23, 1927 to the late James Lee and Lillie Webb Nichols. Previously she retired from Bassett Walker Knitting Mill and was a greeter at Wal-Mart. She was a member of Rich Acres...