Tuesday 24 May, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries

Thomas Harry Cooley, age 64, of Martinsville, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Born in Welch, WV, May 26, 1950, he was a son of the late Maggie Owens and James E. Cooley. Also preceding him in death were half-brothers Henry C. Cooley and Floyd A. Cooley. He retired from Bassett Table Plant. Surviving...

Alma Burcham Plogger, 84, of Ridgeway, VA died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro, NC. She was born on October 4, 1929 in Elkin, NC to the late Fred DeVaughn Burcham and Grace Ethel Naomi Poplin Burcham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Plogger, Jr. and brothers, Frederick Burcham...

Charlie M. ‘PeeWee’ Ferguson, age 77, of Collinsville, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Henry County on October 8, 1936, a son of the late Allie Wyatt and George Arthur Ferguson. Also preceding him in death was his first wife Patsy H. Ferguson, sisters, Evelyn, Jean and Liz, brothers,...

Billy Gene Waddell, 74, of Bassett passed away Sunday August 10, 2014 at his home. He was a native of Bradshaw, WV where he was born on December 14, 1939 to the late Theadore T. Waddell and the late Ethel Robinson Waddell. Billy was also preceded in death by his wife Patricia Kay Waddell and brother Thomas Waddell. He proudly served in the United States...

Curtis L. “Wolf” Dandridge, 57, of Fieldale, died on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. He was born in Henry County on March 14, 1957 to the late Benjamin Franklin Dandridge and the late Ollie Mae Wade Dandridge. Curtis was also preceded in death by a sister, Glinda Faye Harper and step-mother, Adeline...

Callie Hankins Eanes, 325 Woodhaven Road, Martinsville, VA died Monday, August 11, 2014 at Blue Ridge Nursing Center, Stuart, VA. She was born on September 20, 1927 in Henry County, VA to the late Nannie Marlowe Hankins and George Hutcherson Hankins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Eanes; daughter, Sandra...

Patricia Ann Miller, 61, of 260 Navy Lane, Martinsville, Virginia, died Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville. Mrs. Miller was born October 26, 1952, to the late Roy C. Utt and Erma Vaughan Utt. She was a graduate of Martinsville High School and had been employed as a housekeeper for Blue Ridge Rehabilitation for many years....

Billy G. Waddell, 74, died Sunday, August 10, 2014. Bassett Funeral Services is in charge. ...

Jacqueline Rakes Shorter, 75, of Bassett, VA passed away August 7, 2014 at her home.  She was born on May 27, 1939 in Henry County to the late Richard Fleenan Rakes and Mildred Leotta Shelton Rakes. Mrs. Shorter was also preceded in death by her husband, George Albert Leonard Shorter and brother, Richard Rakes.  Jacqueline was of the Baptist Faith....

JoAnne Inge, of 111 Kings Row, Martinsville,Va. humbly submitted unto her reward with Christ on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Martinsville, Va., December 22, 1948 to the late Annie Belle Russell Griggs and the late Robert L. Griggs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Griggs, Jr.,...

Lucille Maxine Logan I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Lucille Maxine Logan, 84, of Axton, passed away on Thursday,...

Linda Jane Conner Edwards, 67, of Bassett passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.   She was born in Henry County on October 7, 1946 to Myrtle Conner Hollandsworth and the late Jewel Lunsford Conner, Sr..   Linda retired from Kroger’s with seventeen years of service and she loved animals. In addition to her...

Ruby Guthrie Martin, 78, of Axton, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. She was born in Henry County, January 6, 1936 to the late Lawrence S. Guthrie and Pearl Barbour Guthrie. Ruby was in the first graduating class of Drewry Mason High School. She was self-employed for many years at Martin’s Sales...

Jesse Warren Vipperman, Sr., 93, of Ridgeway, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Patrick County, November 26, 1920 to Posey Elmer Vipperman, Sr. and Laura Underwood Vipperman. He was a graduate of VPI (Virginia Tech) and taught school in the Henry County Public School System for over 30 years. He also served in the...

Christine Plaster Witt, 91 of Bassett went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 6, 2014 at her home. She was born in Patrick County, Virginia on December 23, 1922 to the late George and Mary Martin Plaster. Christine retired from Stanleytown Furniture Company. She was a member of Church of Christ Church. Christine had a kind spirit...

Ursula Michelle Ivey Gilbert, age 44, answered God’s call and returned to Him on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA. Born June 21, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey, Ursula was the daughter of Early Sr. and Bertha Ivey of Bassett, VA, and the ex-wife of Charles Lyndell Gilbert of Bassett. She was preceded in death by a daughter...

Deaconess Seleda Mae Gears Penn went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 4, 2014, at Memorial Hospital, Martinsville. She was born May 17, 1925, in Mayberry, WV. Seleda was the daughter of the late Robert and Bertha Gears, and wife of the late James Arthur Penn. Also preceding her in death were brothers, Rev. Thurman Gears and Alonzo Gears, granddaughter...

Mickey Holt, 73, died Wednesday, August, 6, 2014. A memorial service will be arranged at a later date. Bassett Funeral Service is in charge. ...

MSGT Richard Buford “ Bootsy” Moore, Jr., U.S. Air Force, Retired, age 66, of Fayetteville, NC passed away on Monday, August 3, 2014 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born on July 13, 1948 in Martinsville to the late Richard Buford Moore, Sr. and Veronica Lightfoot Moore. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death...

Pamela Hope Janney Thornburg, 50, of 345 Sunnybrook Circle, Bassett, VA died Sunday, August 03, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  She was a life-long resident of Henry County, VA and was born on March 11, 1964 to Guy Janney and the late Barbara Stroup Janney. She was a well-known...

Harry B. Turner, 95, of Bassett, died Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. He was born in Henry County on June 12, 1919 to the late Samuel Turner and the late Pearl Joyce Turner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Louise Nadine Clark Turner; one daughter, Peggy Turner Williams; two great grandchildren,...

Charlie Rufus Hairston, 66, of Martinsville, passed away, Sunday, August 3, 2014, at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. He was born in Henry County on February 23, 1948 to the late Ben Dillard and the late Celia Mae Hairston Dillard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Dillard. He was a member of the Greater Vision...

Frances Marie Q. Warden, 89, formerly of Fieldale, VA passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Stanton, VA. Mrs. Warden was born on December 5, 1924 in Carroll County to the late Jason General Quesenberry and Etta Quesenberry Quesenberry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Troy Thomas Warden, Jr. and brother-in-law Carl Gunter. Marie was a...

Losia Rorrer Craig, age 88, of Bassett, died Saturday, August 2, 2014, at her home. Born in Patrick County on July 14, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Cleve Rorrer and Nellie Hopkins Rorrer. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 66 years, Roy Andrew Craig, sisters, Dade Lovell, Kitty Hollandsworth, Josie Lawson, brothers, Edward Rorrer,...

Sherri Jo Hancock, 43, of Bassett, VA passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Ms. Hancock was born on June 9, 1971 in Martinsville, VA to Kenneth “Kenny” William Hancock of Ridgeway, VA and Mary Stephens Gilley of the residence. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, James and...

Mrs. Johanna M. Britt who died on June 19, 2014 will have a graveside service on Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, beside her husband, with Rev. Lynn Bechdolt officiating. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville, VA is in charge of the arrangements. ...

Vickie Philpott Gibson, 60, of Bassett, died on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at her home. She was born in Martinsville on October 7, 1953 to the late James R. Philpott and the late Delsie Marie Lewis Philpott. Vickie was also preceded in death by her lifelong friend, Terry Lee Hancock. Vickie is survived by one daughter, Tammy Meade; two grandchildren, Jenna...

Alice Waid Robertson, 92,of Martinsville, VA passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Blue Ridge Rehabilitation Center, Martinsville, VA. She was born in Moneta, VA to the late Lewis A. Waid and Mary Julia Burroughs Waid. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert R. Robertson, a son, G.W.”Shrimp” Robertson, a...

Gregory A. Ingram Gregory A. Ingram, age 54, of 9606 Waterford Drive, Manassas, VA.,, formerly of Martinsville, VA. passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at his residence.  He was born May 11, 1960 to Barbara Howard Ingram and Henry Ingram.  He is survived by his wife Karen Hall Ingram, of Manassas, Va.;  2 daughters:  Kindall Ingram, and Courtney...

Willard “Will” Keith Dalton, 55, of Martinsville, VA died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA. He was born on January 10, 1959 in Baltimore, MD to the late Jack Willard Dalton and Virginia Dare Squires Bates.  Mr. Dalton was self-employed and did maintenance work for Sutton Properties. Surviving are his wife,...

Alice Lee Sutphin, 77, of Bassett, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born in Lawsonville, NC on December 24, 1936 to the late Robert E. Craddock, Sr. and the late Bessie Smith Craddock. She was also preceded in death by an infant brother and two infant sisters. Alice is survived by her loving...

Bobby Lee Adkins, 58, of 521 Field Ave., Fieldale, VA died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County after a lengthy illness. He was born in Martinsville, VA on January 20, 1956 to Lee Hundley Adkins of Fieldale, VA and the late David Oliver Adkins. Mr. Adkins was a long time member of the Smith Memorial United Methodist...

James “Jim” Curtis Pendleton, 77, of Bassett passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Blue Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Martinsville. James was born on July 24, 1937 to the late Levi and Maybell Radford Pendleton. He was a member of Mount Hermon Church of the Brethren. James lived life to the fullest but most of all he loved his family....