Sunday 25 September, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries

Walter R. “Bootie” Gilley, 85, of Stuart, died Thursday, January 1, 2015 at the Blue Ridge Nursing Center. He was born in Patrick County on February 27, 1929 to the late Patrick Gilley and the late Callie Deal Gilley. He was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. He is survived by two sisters-in-law, Dollie Gilley and Hazel Gilley;...

Jesse John Thompson, Jr., 45, of 216 Blue Spruce Drive, Martinsville, VA passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. He was born March 29, 1969 in Stuart, VA to Jesse John Thompson, Sr. and Bertha Lea Cobler.  Jesse was of the Baptist Faith. He owned and operated Thompson’s Mechanical Construction Company. In...

Jerry “JJ” Robinette, Jr., 41, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at his home. He was born in Henry County on June 21, 1973, to the late Jerry Robinette and the late Ann Robinette Wells. Jerry graduated from Bassett High School in 1993 and was employed at Stanley Furniture Company before becoming disabled. He is survived by his step-father, Chris...

Shirley Ann Barbour Caviness, 78, of 230 Salem Church Road, Patrick Springs, VA passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Pioneer Community Hospital, Stuart, VA. She was born on October 28, 1936 in Patrick County, VA to the late William Dennis Barbour and Mary Adams Barbour. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters...

Rodney Steven Lynch, 57, of 209 Wheeler Avenue, Collinsville, VA passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at home. He was born on January 11, 1957 in Hillsville, VA to the late Jordon Lynch and Carrie Farmer Lynch. Rodney was of the Methodist Faith. He worked at Tultex in the printing department until plant closing. He later went to work at Beaver...

Roger Jalene Barker, 77, of Fieldale, VA passed away on December 29, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Mr. Barker was born on October 18, 1937 to the late Barney Fidel Barker and Geneva Anderson Barker. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Lawless Barker, son, Christopher Jalene Barker, sisters, Juanita Johnston...

Jean-Claude Bridges, 20, of Axton, VA passed away December 26, 2014 at his home. He was born on December 4, 1994 in Eden, NC to Teresa Haley Jenkins and the late Charles Barry Bridges. Mr. Bridges was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of the Living God. Surviving in addition to his mother is his step-father, Edward Jenkins, sisters, Jamie Lee Hundley...

Mary Evelyn Bingman, 96, of Stuart, VA and formerly of Patrick Springs, VA died on Sunday, December 28, 2014. She was born on December 20, 1918 in Patrick County, VA to the late Sandy Reed Bingman and Sallie Cummings Bingman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Ruth Dickson and brother-in-law, Donnie D....

Christopher “Chris” Zayne Jamison, 44, of Martinsville, died on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, NC. He was born in Henry County on October 30, 1970 to Roy W. Jamison now of South Carolina and Sandra S. “Sandi Jo” Jamison of the home. Chris is also survived by two brothers, Mark A. Jamison of Martinsville and Shannon...

James Tyler Roach, 84, of Fieldale, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at his home.  He was born on April 26, 1930 in Martinsville to Hogie Roach and Jinx Roach.  James was a graduate of Martinsville High School and attended William & Lee College, he served in the National Guards for nine years and started working at Fieldcrest Mills in 1952 with...

Ronald Dale Durham, 70, of Collinsville, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Golden Living Center. A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 31st from 12 – 12:30 PM in the Bassett Funeral Service Chapel followed by a service. Burial will be in the County Line Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery. Bassett Funeral Service is serving the family of...

Ethel Doris Woods Wimbush, age 82, of Bassett, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born November 27, 1932 in Henry County, VA to Henry C. Woods and Nannie Sue Woods, who both preceded her in death. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Cleo Edward Wimbush; a daughter: Wanda Wimbush;...

James Howe Johnson, Jr., 70, of Martinsville, died Friday, December 26, 2014, at King’s Grant Retirement Community. He was born September 2, 1944 in Richmond, VA and was raised in West Poin, VA. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joel C. Whaley, the Rev. and Mrs. James Augustus Johnson and parents, Florence Whaley Johnson...

Alpha Freeman Campbell, 85, of Ridgeway, died Friday, December 26, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Patrick County, Virginia on January 3, 1929 to Joseph Benjamin Freeman and Betty Grady Freeman. Alpha was a long time employee at Piedmont Trust Bank and was a member of Horsepasture Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded...

Billy Melvin Stegall, age 82, of Ridgeway, died Thursday, December 25, 2014, at his residence. Born in Henry County August 6, 1932, he was the son of the late Tommy Joe Stegall and Annie Wade Stegall. Also preceding him in death was 1 brother and 5 sisters. He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church, retired from Vanity Fair and became the owner of Main...

Judge J. English Ford, 91, of 141 Settlers Bend, Martinsville, VA passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at his home in King’s Grant Retirement Community. Judge Ford was born on April 15, 1923 in Martinsville, VA to the late Thomas Martin Ford and Dorothy English Ford. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Irma Lois Wright Ford and a...

Brenda Dee Williams Young, age 52, of Cascade, died Thursday, December 25, 2014, at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC. Born February 13, 1962, in Daytona, FL, she was a daughter of the late Berkley M. Williams and Frances Ann Scearces Williams. She was of the Christian faith and worked at Pluma before its closing. She is survived by her fiancé,...

Hubert Lee Griffin, 66, of 6652 Virginia Avenue, Bassett, died December 22, 1914 at Memorial Hospital. He was born October 22, 1948, in Henry County, Virginia, to the late Curtis Lee Griffin and Viola Carter Griffin. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He attended schools in Henry County and had been an insurance salesman for more than 25...

Ruby Ann Moore Gilley, 80, of 1620 Hodges Farm Road, Martinsville, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at Blue Ridge Rehab Center in Martinsville. She was born on November 27, 1934 in Martinsville to Nick Moore and Salley Hankins Moore. Ruby retired from DuPont with thirty-two years of service and a member of Mount Bethel United Methodist Church.  In...

Wendall Brian Joyce, 50, of Martinsville, VA died Sunday, December 21, 2014 in a car accident on Figsboro Road. He was born on May 4, 1964 in Franklin County, VA to Dare Whitlow Kennett of the home and the late Thomas B. Joyce.  He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church of Martinsville, VA. Surviving in addition to his mother are his two daughters...

Rhodessa Dillon Davidson, age 73, of Fieldale died Saturday, December 20, 2014, at her residence. Born in Franklin County December 10, 1941, she was a daughter of the late William Leonard and Alma Jones Dillon. Also preceding her in death was a sister Novella Ballantine, and her brothers, Ernest Gordon (Blinky) Dillon, Curtis Dillon and Floyd Dillon....

Esther Stone Beckner Morris, 98, of Kings Grant, died on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.  She was born on February 6, 1916 to Dillard Morris Stone and Lucy Turner Stone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Louis Beckner; her second husband, Pettus Thomas Morris;...

Helen Grey (Ted) Mason Lewis, age 84, of Collinsville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Born in Martinsville September 21, 1930, she was a daughter of the late William Raleigh (Pa) Mason and Flossie Young Mason. Also preceding her in death were her husband Billy H. Lewis,...

Michael Cassell, 55, died Saturday, December 21, 2014. Bassett Funeral Services is in charge. ...

Jerry Christopher Robertson, 32, died Friday, December 19, 2014. Friends may visit at the home of Cindy and John DeOms, 527 Bowens Creek Road, Bassett. Other arrangements are incomplete at this time. Bassett Funeral Services is in charge. ...

Gertrude J. Purdy, 88, of Ridgeway, passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born in Stoneville, NC, on August 20, 1926 to the late Robert L. Joyce and the late Queenie Martin Joyce. She was also preceded in death by her husband James Otis Purdy, sister Ailene Joyce Bryant and brother...

David “Shelburn” Penn, Sr., 71, of Spencer, died Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Patrick County on May 3, 1943 to the late Walter Penn and Mary Sally Estelle Spencer. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard James Penn. He worked over 35 years at Bassett Superior Lines before becoming...

Okie Martin Plaster, 93, of Martinsville (Pleasant Grove Community) passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Patrick County, December 10, 1921, the daughter of Luther H. Martin and Callie Ratliff Martin. She was a long-time member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church and Christian Women’s Fellowship. She loved traveling,...

William “Mike” Douglas Michael McCullum, 72, formerly of North Daniels Creek Rd., Bassett, VA died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Golden Living Center, Martinsville. Born November 7, 1942 in Henry County, Mike was a son of the late Everette “Flick” Albright McCullum and Fannie “Jackie” Simpson McCullum and was the husband of the late Shirley...

Charles Andrew Craddock, age 73, of Martinsville, departed this life Tuesday, December 16, 2014, to enter into the joy of eternal life with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, February 11, 1941, he was the son of the late Andrew Jackson Craddock and Lydia Shifflett Craddock. He was also preceded in death by a sister...

Susan Elizabeth Mitchell Dalton, 100, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at her residence. She was born on November 28, 1914 in Franklin County, Virginia to V. Clyde Mitchell and Estelle Stultz Mitchell. Elizabeth worked for Twin City Wholesale Grocery Company after graduating from Martinsville High School. In 1959, Mr. William Carter...

Priscilla Grey Waller, age 76 of 910 Bethel Lane, Martinsville, Virginia passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Martinsville Memorial Hospital. She was born January 26, 1938 in Martinsville, to the late Metore Hall Grey and the late John W. Grey, II. Priscilla is survived by two daughters: Jennifer A. Grey of Axton, Va., Metore L. Waller, of Martinsville,...

Beverly Kay Price Watkins of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and formerly of Ridgeway, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Muskogee Regional Medical Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Burial will be private. A wake will be held from 12:30 pm until time of the service...