Sunday 24 July, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries

James F. Cox, Sr., 84, of Horsepasture- Price Road, Ridgeway, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 30, 2014. He was born in Henry County on March 31, 1930 to Cannie Frank Cox and Lula Clifton Cox. James served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a medic. He worked at Bob White Chevyland as a sales manager with 32...

Katie Beatrice Scales Kellam, 103 of 300 Blue Ridge Street Martinsville, VA passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Blue Ridge Rehab center in Martinsville, VA.  She was born in Patrick County, VA to the late Lucy and Bud Scales on August 24, 1911. Kattie is survived by a daughter Betty Ruth Pritchett of Martinsivlle, VA; a son Willie Kellam of...

H. Bennett Meador, Jr., 80, of Bassett, Va, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kings Grant Retirement Community. Born July 9, 1934 in Hickory, N.C., he was the son of the late Virginia Clark Meador and Henry Bennett Meador, Sr. Ben was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in 1956, after graduation from Washington & Lee University. After...

Doris Marlowe Davidson, 95, of 3300 Figsboro Road, Martinsville, VA passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born on February 17, 1919 in Callands, VA to the late Joseph W. Marlowe and Lillian Wells Marlowe. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Arthur Lester Davidson. She was...

Kelsey Nicole Cooper, 24, went to be with her heavenly father and join her friend, Quentin, on October 28, 2014. She was born November 25, 1989 in Eden, North Carolina. Kelsey was a 2008 graduate of Bassett High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication – Hospitality Tourism Management from VA Tech in 2011. She was employed on...

Ada Estelle Cabiness, age 62 of 111 Park Street, Martinsville passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Henry County, Va. on July 18, 1952 to the late Christine Connor Hairston and the late Ned D. Hairston. Ada Cabiness is survived by one daughter: Najah Hairston and two sons: Sam Walker and Calvin Cabiness; three sisters;...

Norma Jean Joyce, 72, of Martinsville, VA died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA. She was born October 19, 1942 in Martinsville, VA and was the daughter of the late Charlie Livengood and Mozelle Compton Livengood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Livengood; her first...

Rev. Oscar R. Adams, age 88, of Bassett, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at Blue Ridge Manor, Martinsville. Born March 9, 1926, in Patrick County, he was a son of the late Emmett Green Adams and Posie Joyce Adams. Also preceding him in death was a sister Christine A. Koger and brothers Robert, Roy and Irvin Adams. Oscar was a veteran of the U. S. Army...

Bobby Joe Davis, 72, of Bassett, VA passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at his home. He was born on April 19, 1942 in McDowell County, West VA to the late Joe Davis and Della Addair Davis. He was also preceded in death by his wife Joyce Mays Davis, three brothers and one sister. Mr. Davis was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his son, Roger Davis...

Robert William Stout, Sr., 84, of Bassett, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Washington County, Virginia on January 10, 1930 (his mother’s birthday) to the late John James and Ida Pearl Harless Stout. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of...

Nathan Lee Roach, 26, of Axton, died Monday, October 27, 2014, at Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC. He was born in Eden, North Carolina on April 22, 1988 to Gerald Lee Roach and Patricia Fazchas Ham. Nathan was a 2006 Graduate of Magna Vista High School and received an Associate Degree from Patrick Henry Community College in Motorsports....

Thelma Seay Love, 83, formerly of Collinsville, went to be home with her Lord Jesus on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Blue Ridge Nursing Center, Stuart. She was born at Oak Level on July 18, 1931 to Johnny Mathew Seay and Lou Etta Austin Seay. Thelma was retired from Tultex with twenty-five years of service and had worked previously for H & R Block....

Irene Biggs Kennedy, age 85, of Martinsville, VA died at home on Sunday, October 26, 2014.  She is survived by her husband of 64 years, William ‘Bill’ Kennedy; daughter, Cindy Reedy (Gary) of Dresher, PA; son, Dan (and the late Julie) Kennedy of Greensboro, NC; sisters, Eva Deaton (and the late Herman) of Laurinburg, NC and Donna Fulp (Charles)...

Lorene Rorrer DeLoach, 76, of Collinsville, died Monday, October 27, 2014, at her home. She was born in Henry County on December 21, 1937 to the late Kyle G. Rorrer and the late Ada Baliles Rorrer. She was also preceded in death by a son, John William Hawkins, Jr.; four brothers, Harold L. Rorrer, C.W. Rorrer, Sr., Lawrence N. Rorrer and Leonard Rorrer;...

Clarence Thomas “CT” Young, 73, of Patrick Springs, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Virginia on February 24, 1941 to the late Clarence H. Young and the late Thelma Carter Young. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Glee Young. Clarence was the owner of Patrick...

Arthur Edward “Gid” Boyd, 86, of Martinsville, passed away on October 25, 2014 at his residence. He was born on February 16, 1928 in Henry County, Virginia to the late William Clinton Boyd and the late Flora Wood Boyd. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers: Issac Boyd, John Boyd and Walter Boyd; sisters: Martha Boyd Hundley...

William Thomas “FBI” Elder, 72, of Patrick Springs, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Select Specialty Care, Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC. William was born in Maryland on October 8, 1942 to the late William Elder and the late Mary Pierce Elder. He retired from the Baltimore City Police Department after 34 years of service. William...

James Herbert Hodges, 84, of Bassett, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at his home. He was born on October 19, 1930 in Rocky Mount, VA, the son of the late John Pete Hodges and Cora Lee Hodges. James was employed by Stanley Furniture Company for 39 years as a supervisor and was a member of Stanleytown United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents,...

Matthew Usha Penn, 32, of Winston-Salem, NC, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at his home. He was born on February 15, 1982 in Stuart, the son of James Penn of Critz and Mary Lee Reynolds Hunt of Martinsville. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his father, Wayland Hunt of Martinsville, his sister, Antoinette Penn of Raleigh, NC , his half-sister,...

Walter D. Turner, 86, of Bassett, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Blue Ridge Rehab in Martinsville. Walter was born in Henry County on May 22, 1928, the son of the late Pete Clayborn Turner and the late Lula Spencer Turner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Stone Turner; grandson, David Turner; brothers, Roy Turner, Edgar Turner and...

Kenneth Earl Thomas 59, of 108 Locust Street, Ridgeway, Virginia, died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Thomas was born October 6, 1955 in Danville, Virginia to Patricia Dean Robertson Thomas and the late Henry Lee Thomas. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force....

Glenn Allan Morris, 80, of Spencer, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at his home after a decline in health. Mr. Morris was born in McCoy, VA to the late Robert Tillman Morris and Mrs. Flora F. Morris. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Carlos Eugene Morris and two sisters, Mrs. Adele M. Erickson and Drema Mitchem, niece,...

Shirley Louise Payne Craig, 78, of Bassett, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born in Martinsville on September 23, 1936 to the late Alfred Fredrick and Ruth Hale Payne. Shirley was also preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. Shirley is survived by her loving husband...

Gregory Dean Hankins, 51, of 345 Shannon Court, Ridgeway, Virginia, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at home. Gregory was born in Martinsville on September 2, 1963, to Jerry Colbert Hankins and Minnie Hodges Hankins. He graduated from Fieldale-Collinsville High School and had been a foreman at Ram Industries. In addition to his parents, he is survived...

Mr. Lloyd Pack, age 72 of Ararat Highway, Claudville, VA, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory-Stuart Chapel is serving the Pack family. ...

Alma B. Gillespie Sunderland, 94, of Martinsville, Virginia passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Stanleytown Health Care. She was born in Clifton, Ohio, April 1, 1920 to Ernest W. Brewer and Goldie G. Wolfe Brewer. She retired from Indiana State Bank where she was a travel agent. She was a member of garden clubs in Ohio and Indiana and the Eastern...

William Lewis Bousman, 102 of Eden NC, and formerly of Snow Creek area of Franklin County, died October 18, 2014 at Morehead Memorial Hospital, Eden, NC. He was born January 20, 1912 in Franklin County to the late William Anthony Bousman and Mary Elizabeth DeWitt. He was predeceased by his wife; Helen Wright Bousman; two sisters, Mary B. Ramsey, Emma...

Willie Filmore Davis, age 71, of Axton, died Thursday, October 16, 2014 at his home. He was born October 10, 1943 in Axton, VA to Reuben and Mary Hurd Davis, who both preceded him in death. Mr. Davis had been employed by DuPont as a supervisor. He was of the Primitive Baptist Faith. He also enjoyed woodworking, singing and farming. He is survived by...

Julius Keon Giggetts, 32, of 538 Stoney Mountain Road, Martinsville, Virginia, passed away in Martinsville, Sunday, October 12, 2014.   He was born in Roanoke, Va. January 25, 1982 to Brenda Giggetts and Jesse Carter. Julius is survived by three sons:  Julius Ezra Giggetts of Winston-Salem, N.C., Jeshua Giggetts and Jermiah Giggetts both of Martinsville,...

Karen Regina Belcher Armstrong, age 64, of 307 Peachtree Blvd, Bon Aire,Ga., formerly of Martinsville, Va. passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.  Funeral will be Monday, October 20, 2014 at Fellowship Bible Baptist Church , Warner Robbing, Ga., at 1:00 p.m., with visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,  Hicks and Son Mortuary, Macon, Ga. is...

Saul Edward “Eddie” Osborne, 47, of 240 Allen B. Dale Drive, Bassett, VA passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at his home. Mr. Osborne was born on February 6, 1967 in Martinsville, VA to the late Shasta Augusta “Shorty” Osborne and Nana Helna Stevens Osborne. He was also preceded in death by his brother Dallas Joe Osborne. He previously worked...

Charlotte Craun Bishop, 93, of 540 Westover Drive, Bassett, VA passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Mrs. Bishop was born on October 6, 1921 in Augusta County, VA to the late Daniel M. Craun and Stella Wampler Craun. She was also preceded in death by her husband Everett Cecil Bishop. Charlotte...

Agnes Haynes, 75, of Bassett, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Henry County, Virginia on July 14, 1939 to the late Tom Freeman and the late Olier Stone Freeman. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Billy Haynes. Agnes is survived by her son Gary Haynes and his wife Kristy;...