Sunday 28 August, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries

James Otis “Bush Hog” Lawson, Sr., 61, of 3614 Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville, VA passed away on December 14, 2014 at his home. He was born on June 6, 1953 in Galax, VA to the late Arnold Lawson and Sylvia Quessenberry Vaughn. Mr. Lawson was also preceded in death by his brother, David Lawson and grandchild, Jacob Ray Lawson. James was employed...

James Harold “Jay” Robertson, age 42, of 337 E. Church Street, Martinsville, Va. passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Golden Living Center. He was born Arpil 15, 1972 in Martinsville, Va. to Jewell R. Robertson Adams. He is survived by Caregiver Elden Tillman of Bassett, Va., and four aunts Beverly Robertson of Bassett, Va., Ruth Ingalls...

Roy Keith Wingfield, 54, of Martinsville, died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at his home. He was born on June 15, 1960 in Martinsville to Russell R. Wingfield and Maureen Haskins Wingfield. He was the owner & operator of KW Mechanical Contractor and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Keith was an avid UVA Sports Fan and enjoyed playing golf before...

Betty Aaron West, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Blue Ridge Manor, Martinsville, VA. Mrs. West was born on October 11, 1925 in Chatham, VA to the late George Lester Aaron and the late Ellen Crocker Aaron. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, her husband, H. Marvin West, Jr., sisters Margie Aaron...

Mary Ruth Shelton, age 83 of Collinsville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 13, 2014. She was born in Martinsville, Virginia on May 10, 1931 to the late Ernest and Ruth Robertson. Also preceding her in death was her husband Thomas Jack Shelton and three sisters, Barbara R. Wright, Carolyn R. Via and Cathryn R. Smith. Mrs. Shelton...

Mary Louise Grogan, 100 years old, of Martinsville, VA passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at Blue Ridge Rehab Center, Martinsville, VA. Ms. Grogan was born on March 16, 1914 in Martinsville to the late Morton Grogan and Minnie Merriman Grogan. She was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Myrtle Green and Mamie Lambeth, four brothers, Eugene...

Walter Ernest “Junior” Branch, Jr., 52, of 1002 Smith Lake Road, Martinsville, VA passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Mr. Branch was born on September 26, 1962 in Martinsville to Ruth Lucille Pauley Branch and the late Walter Ernest Branch, Sr. In addition to his father he was preceded...

Earl Via, 90, died Saturday, December 13, 2014. Bassett Funeral Services is in charge. ...

Maecell Hall Martin, 88, of Martinsville, Virginia, died Friday, December 12, 2014 at Blue Ridge Rehab Center, Martinsville. She was born in Patrick County, Virginia on April 8, 1926 to Charlie McKinley Hall and Bertha Foley Hall Marshall. She was a homemaker and member of Whites Chapel Baptist Church since 1948. In addition to her parents, she was...

Smada B. “Bea” Joyce, 56, died Saturday, December 13, 2014. Bassett Funeral Services is in charge. ...

Mollie Cardwell Wilkins, 84, of Murphy, Texas and formerly of Martinsville, VA, died Saturday, December 6, 2014 at her home in Texas. She was born in Martinsville, Virginia on February 25, 1930 to Thomas Edward Cardwell and Mollie Gemima Pratt Cardwell. Mollie was a graduate of Lynchburg College and she provided 28 years of dedicated service to Hawthorne...

Jesse Alvin Mabry, 80, of 70 Evening Star Lane, Martinsville, VA died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in Rockingham County, NC. He was born in Reidsville, NC on January 18, 1934 to Fredrick Ray Mabry and Selma Cora Huff Mabry.  He was a member of Starling Avenue Baptist Church.  Jesse was a 60 plus year veteran of the towing industry which included time...

Thomas David Gibbs Sr., 79, of Basset, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. He was born in Bassett VA., November 6, 1935 to the late Ollis W. Gibbs and Lottie Young Gibbs. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Frances Gibbs Kerns; brothers Larry Gibbs and Roger Gray Gibbs. David was a 1955 graduate of Bassett...

Curtis Tesley Pilson, Sr., age 94, of Bassett, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at Stanleytown Health Care. Born in Henry County March 1, 1920, he was a son of the late Charles Pilson and Louise Thomas Pilson. Also preceding him in death was a son, Curtis Pilson Jr., a daughter, Jacqueline Pilson Gravely, sisters, Thelma P. Barbour, Eva P....

Catherine Setliff Fisher, 85, formerly of Oak Level Road, Bassett, VA passed away on December 8, 2014 at Fork Mountain Adult Rest Home, Rocky Mount, VA. Mrs. Fisher was born on March 27, 1929 in Franklin County, VA to the late Charlie Setliff and Della Holley Setliff. She was also preceded in death by her husband Robert James “R.J.” Fisher, two...

Elder William Marshall Estes, Sr., 89, of Martinsville, died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of M/HC. The family will receive friends at other times at the home on 1201 Middle Street, Martinsville. Arrangements are by Collins Funeral Home, Bassett, VA ...

Roy A. Pendleton, 85, of Bassett passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Blue Ridge Nursing Home in Stuart. He was born in Patrick County on November 28, 1929 to the late Delmar Pendleton and the late Kate Foley Pendleton. Roy was also preceded in death by two brothers Garland and Melvin Pendleton. He retired from Bassett Chair Company after many...

Mary M. Lovell, 84, of 1286 Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville, Virginia, died Friday, December 5, 2014, at home. She was born August 23, 1930, to the late William Henry Collins and Ila McHone Collins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy G. Lovell, a daughter Mary Ann “Penny” Holt a granddaughter Lamona Lee Lovell; and two sisters,...

Jacqueline “Jackie” Baker 59, of Collinsville died Friday December 5, 2014 at her home. Jackie was born in Henry Co, on December 25, 1954 the daughter of the late Glenwood Owens and the late Daisy Martin Hairston. She was a member and usher of the Oak Hill Cathedral of Glory Church in Bassett. Surviving are one son and daughter – in – law...

Mrs. Josie Ellen Nester, age 79, of Martinsville, Virginia died Friday, December 5, 2014 at her home. She was born January 30, 1935 in Barren Springs, VA to James Edward Viars and Dora Bell Gravely Viars, who both preceded her in death. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her son, Donald Warren Nester. She retired from Fieldcrest...

Barbara J. Watson, 80, of Martinsville, died on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Golden Living Center. She was born on January 29, 1934 to the late Curtis Johnson and the late, Thelma Fulcher Johnson. Barbara was also preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Johnson and a sister, Irene Draper. Barbara is survived by two sons, James Watson and wife, Rita and...

Michael O’Neal Riggs, 57, of 114 Douglas Road, Martinsville, VA died Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA. He was born on May 8, 1957 in Patrick County, VA to the late David O’Neal Riggs and Virginia Ann Purdy Riggs of Martinsville, VA. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers,...

Michael Isaac Pack, 56, of 929 Mt. Vernon Road, Axton, Virginia died Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Memorial Hospital. He was born April 10, 1958 to Willowdean Akers Pack and the late Goodard Pack. Michael was a skilled carpenter and until his disability worked for Packman Construction. He attended schools in Martinsville. He was of the Baptist faith. In...

Virginia Holley Earles, 86, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Stanleytown Health Care. Virginia was born in Danville on April 30, 1928, the daughter of the late Joel S. Holley and the late Bertha Smith Holley. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Coy Odum and her second husband of 62 years, Henry Earles, Jr.; brothers,...

Fletcher Lee Waller Fletcher Lee Waller, age 68,of 280 Cordover Drive, Martinsville, Va. passed away Monday, December 1, 2014 at his residence.  He was born December 18, 1945 in Martinsville, Va. to the late Helen M. Waller-Hairston and Sandie Waller.  In addition, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Clarence Waller. He leaves to cherish...

De’ondre Cornelius Millner, 15, of 642 Friendway Road, Greensboro, N.C. passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, N.C. He was born in Morehead-Eden, N.C., April 9, 1999 to Lisha N. Moorman and Tyler C. Millner, Jr. He is survived by his mother Lisha N. Moorman and father Tyler C. Millner, Jr.; four brothers:...

Martha Parker Miller, 78, of Axton, died Sunday, November 30, 2014, at the Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, NC. She was born in Greenville, West Virginia on April 30, 1936 to the late William Oscar Parker and the late Lura Hall Parker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William A. “Bill” Miller, three brothers, Henry Parker, Everett Parker...

Richard James “Dickie” Potter, 77, of Bassett, died Thursday, November 27, 2014, at Kindred Hospital, Greensboro, NC. He was born in Buffalo, New York on December 30, 1936. He graduated from Martinsville High School in 1955 and then proudly served in the United States Air Force, he worked for DuPont as an Engineering Specialist with 31 years of...

Thomas Garfield Allen, 84, of Collinsville, died Friday, November 28, 2014 at his home. He was born in Ararat, Virginia on October 19, 1930 to the late Arnold R. Allen and the late Gille Marshall Allen. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Regina A. Hodges and several brothers and sisters. Thomas was employed in the furniture factories as a...

Dennis Victor Marshall, 48, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, died Sunday, November 23, 2014, at home. He was born in Martinsville, Virginia on August 18, 1966, to Therian V. (T.V.) Marshall and Marie Montgomery Marshall. He was a 1984 graduate of Drewry Mason High School and earned his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Old Dominion University in...

Jean Pulliam Williams, 57, of Bassett, died Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Eden, North Carolina on July 19, 1957 to the late Leonard G. Pulliam and the late Doris Scott Pulliam. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Marie Watkins. Jean retired from Bassett Walker with 23 years of service...

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,...