Sunday 29 May, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries

Jackie Davis “Jack” Inman age 71 of Bassett, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday Sept. 3, 2014 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Jack was born June 23, 1943 in Westville, NC to the late William Lee and Daisy Pruitt Inman. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by one daughter Wanda Inman Martin, five brothers, Jesse, Richard, Thomas,...

Kevin Christopher Millner, 32, of  Danville,  Virginia passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Kevin  is survived  by  his mother Gilda Odette Millner of Danville, Va. two sisters: Candace Alexa Millner of Charlotte, N.C. and Jaime Kristian Millner of New York. One brother Michael Maxx Millner of Virginia Beach,VA;  Maternal grandmother,...

Glenwood Cleo Hutchinson Callahan, 85, of 150 Stuart Ridge Road, Martinsville, Virginia, died Thursday, September 4, 2014, at home. She was born January 28, 1929, in Henry County, to the late Norris Hutchinson and Sallie Mae Joyce Hutchinson. She was a graduate of Bassett High School and attended National Business College. She was a sales clerk for...

Clayton Howard Easter, 81, of 324 Woodhaven Road, Martinsville, Virginia, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Memorial Hospital. He was born January 22, 1933, in Shorts Creek, Virginia, to the late Kelly Howard Easter and Ocie Fowler Easter. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in the Korean war. He attended Hillsville High School and Patrick...

Roderick Anthony Mitchell, 33, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 in Ridgeway, VA. He was born on December 26, 1980 in Roanoke, VA to Ricky Mitchell of Martinsville, VA and Joann Martin Mitchell of Ridgeway, VA. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Joseph Albert Mitchell and his maternal grandparents, Joseph...

Christopher John Rice, 53, of 210 Maple Street, Patrick Springs, Virginia, died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at home. Mr. Rice was born in Michigan on July 28, 1961, to the late John Rice and Thelma Shearing Rice. He was a graduate of Otisville High School in Otisville, Michigan and had been in the sawmilling business in Michigan. At the time of his death...

J. Norman Hurd 87, of Bassett died Sunday August 31, 2014 at his home. He was born in Bassett on January 24, 1927 the son of the late Vernon G. Hurd and the late Alma Harris Hurd. Norman was also preceded in death by his wife Mary I. Hurd, baby brother David Lee Hurd. Norman was in the U.S. Army serving during World War II. Surviving two sons and daughters...

Robert T. “Terry” Gilbert, age 60, of Martinsville died Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Martinsville.  He was born January 15, 1954 in Martinsville, VA to James Monroe Gilbert and Peggy Ann Thornton Gilbert, who both preceded him in death.  Mr. Gilbert was the owner and operator of Gilbert Heating and Air for over 40 years. He is survived by his...

Mary Ellen Spencer of Martinsville died on August 23, 2014. She is survived by her husband and eight children. Arrangements were made by Collins Funeral Home, Bassett, Virginia. ...

Dennis Ray Amos Dennis Ray Amos, 69, of 153 Farmbrook Road, Ridgeway passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City Tennessee. Mr. Amos was born on January 21, 1945 in Stokes County, NC to the late John Odell Amos and Ruby Kendrick Amos.  Dennis retired from E.I. DuPont with over forty years of service where...

Michelle Johnson, 40, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014. There will be a memorial service held at a later time.  Bassett Funeral Services is in charge. ...

Marjorie Deering Shelton, age 86, of 13208 Martinsville Highway, Cascade, Va., passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Martinsville Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on March 9, 1928 to the late Mary Deering Davis and and the late Ceolis Martin.   She was preceded  in death by her husband William Boyd Shelton. She...

Sirena L. Martin, age 40, of 820 Crown Point Circle, Concord, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis, N.C.  She as born in Martinsville, Va. on April 15, 1974 to  Evangelee Clark Martin and Clinton Martin, Jr..  She is survived by one son:  Dyshan J Martin, of Concord, N.C.;  mother: Evangelee Clark Martin; ...

Charlie Pete Hairfield, 71, of Axton, Virginia, died Monday, August 25, 2014 at his residence. He was born on May 23, 1943 in Henry County, Virginia to the late Irvin William Hairfield and Betty Moore Hairfield of Danville. He was the owner and operator of Pete Hairfield Trucking Company,he served in the U. S. Army and was of the Baptist Faith.  In...

Fred “Freddie” Baxter Lovette, 37, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 3, 1976 to Cassandra Brown Lovell and the late Bruce Arlin Lovette, Jr. Freddie was of the Holiness faith. Racing was his passion. He had a big heart that gave until the end where he saved four lives because of...

Michelle McPeak died Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Bassett Funeral Services is in charge. ...

Kim J. Hopkins, 57, of Ridgeway, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014. He was born in Martinsville on July 20, 1957 to Thomas Hopkins and the late June Hopkins. Kim was also preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Ruth Thacker and Benton and Mary Hopkins. Kim loved his family and family get togethers, he loved hunting, fishing and any...

Lillie Ann Daniels Crowe, 66, of Bassett passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. She was born on July 20, 1948 to the late Grat and Virginia Lafferty Daniels. Ann was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed living life to the fullest but most of all she loved her family. Ann will be greatly missed. Along...

Mamie Joyce Brown, 89, of 705 Beechnut Lane, Martinsville, died Sunday April 24, 2014 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Mrs. Brown was born April 1, 1925 in Rockingham, North Carolina, to the late Pete Joyce and Maude New Joyce. She was employed by Pannill Knitting for over 30 years and was a supervisor at the time of her retirement. She was a...

Lucy Lee Brammer Harder died on August 22, 2014 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was born in Bassett, Virginia to Robert Lee and Lucinda Nolen Brammer. Mrs. Harder graduated from Bassett High School and attended Mary Baldwin College. She married Albert Harder in 1954 at the Broad Street Hotel in Martinsville, Virginia. Mrs....

Phyllis Laraine Altizer, 66, of Bowling Park Drive, Bassett, died Monday, August 25, 2014, at home. She was born January 24, 1948, in Martinsville to the late Moir Rush Weddle and Lucy Mae Cassell Weddle. She graduated from Bassett High School and worked at Bassett-Walker for more than 25 years.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...

Harry Lee Draper, Sr., 74, of 1151 East Church Street, Martinsville passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Mr. Draper was born on September 13, 1939 in Henry County to the late James W. Draper and Annie Mae Martin. He was also preceded in death by his wife Rhodia Ellen Draper; son, Daryl Draper;...

Bishop Carnell Bennett Waller, Almighty Warrior, has been called in from the battlefield. Carnell Bennett Waller, age 72, of 213 Massey Street, Martinsville passed into eternity at Martinsville Memorial Hospital on August 22, 2014. She was born in Pittsville, Virginia on September 24, 1941 to the late John Preston Bennett and Lena Witcher Bennett. In...

Cova McAlexander Davis, 96, recently of Golden Living Center went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 24, 2014. She was born in Charity, Virginia on January 17, 1918 to Harry Garland and Sallie Bouldin McAlexander. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, H. H. “Dave” Davis; daughter, Jean C. Scott; three brothers...

Blanche Lee Young Sink, age 92, formerly of Lee St. Collinsville, died Monday, August 25, 2014, in Blue Ridge Rehab Center, Martinsville. Born in Franklin County on December 2, 1921, she was a daughter of the late George W. Young and Lillie Mae Rakes Young. Also preceding her in death was her husband Elton “lee” Sink, a sister Audrey Y. Craig, and...

Maxine Mason Hayes, 85, of 1113 Rives Road, Martinsville passed away on August, 22, 2014 at Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Hayes was born on January 11, 1929 in Martinsville to the late Perry Clifton Mason and Myrtle Chaney Mason. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James C. Hayes, sister, Peggy Gilley, brothers, Robert Mason and...

Evelyn Joyce. Smith, 93, of 2415 Figsboro Road, Martinsville, VA passed away Friday, August 22, 2014. Mrs. Smith was born on November 22, 1920 Rockingham, NC to the late Walter Joyce and Cassie Grogan Joyce. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Warren Smith, son, Gene Alvin Smith, brothers and sisters, Irene Kallam, “Teet” Claybrook,...

Lolene Turner Gusler, 93, of Collinsville, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at Stanleytown Health Care Center. She was born in Franklin County, February 24, 1921 to John Hunter Turner and Sue Emma Bryant Turner. Lolene was a 1938 graduate of Henry High School and retired from DuPont after 29 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church...

Lois P. Collier, 53, of Bassett went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Martinsville on March 31, 1961 to William Roy Parnell and the late Eula Edwards Parnell. She was a member of Bassett Worship Center and worked at Patrick Henry Community College as a Counselor. In addition to her...

Gloria Jean Ramsey Goodman, age 67, of 111 Mulberry Court, Martinsville, died on August 20, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville. She was born in Martinsville on July 7, 1947 to the late Jesse Allen and Viola Stovall Ramsey. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Goodman, Jr.. She was a member of Ridgeway...

Clarence Reeves Hopkins, age 87, of Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart and formerly of Valley Drive in Fieldale, died on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Blue Ridge Nursing Center. Born in Henry County, VA, on January 1, 1927, he was a son of the late Charlie Harbor Hopkins and Della Holt Hopkins. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Lucy Cox Hopkins,...

Joyce Louise Ayers, 54 of Ridgeway, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Stanleytown Health Care Center. She was born in Henry County on May 13, 1960 by the late Elmer R. Ayers and Lena Pack Ayers. She was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ray Ayers. She attended Drewry Mason High School and worked for Krogers prior to her disability. She was of the...

Mark Anthony Osborne, 54, of 175 Grassy Creek Road, Martinsville, Virginia, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at home. He was born May 17, 1960 to Nancy Powell Osborne and the late Arthur Filmore Osborne. He attended Martinsville High School and was of the Baptist Faith. He worked for many years for Bassett Walker and was employed at Nautica at the time...