Friday 29 April, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries

W. Weldon Morrison, 76, of Martinsville, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Dobson, NC. He was born in Henry County, September 28, 1937 to the late Opnus and Vivian Adams Morrison. He retired from Hooker Furniture Company. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bernard Morrison. Surviving are two brothers, Wade Morrison...

John Junior Morrison, 76, of 2537 Cascade Mill Road, Cascade, Virginia, died Wednesday, July 2, at University of Virginia Hospital. Mr. Morrison was born in Cascade, Virginia, August 26, 1938 to the late John Jacob Morrison and Mary Fannie Leftwich. He was employed by American Furniture for more than twenty-five years. In addition to his parents, he...

Blandie Nicholes Fretwell 77, of Bassett died Thursday July 3, 2014 at the Stanleytown Health and Rehab Center. Blandie was born in Henry Co, on December 11, 1936 the daughter of the late Wiley Nicholes and the late Curtis Roberson Nicholes. She was also preceded in death by her husband Louis Edward Fretwell. Blandie was a member of Blackberry Baptist...

Doris B. Jenkins, 87, of Fieldale, died on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at her residence. A graveside service will be held at Roselawn Burial Park at 2 pm Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Bassett Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. ...

Nicole Lane Martin, 42, of 1144 Rives Road, Martinsville, Virginia, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at home. Nicole was born April 5, 1972, in Martinsville to Bill Martin and Linda Craddock Martin.  She attended Magna Vista High School, Radford University and received her nursing degree from Patrick Henry Community College. She was a registered nurse and...

Lloyd “Joy” Prunty, Sr., 73, of Fieldale, died on July 1, 2014 at his home. He was born on March 28, 1941 to the late Jake Hairston and the late Avis Prunty. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Shelton Prunty; Sisters, Lois Hairston, Cleo Kallam, Glory Jean Prunty and Hazel Martin and a brother, Floyd Hairston. Lloyd is survived...

Noel Navarro-Pena died Saturday, June 28, 2014. Arrangements are pending at this time and will be announced by Bassett Funeral Services. ...

Alfonso Navarro-Pena died Friday, June 27, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bassett Funeral Services. ...

John G. Adkins, age 91, of Collinsville, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Born in Stuart, VA, on September 7, 1922, he was a son of the late Thomas E. Adkins and Sally Eggleston Adkins. Also preceding him in death were six brothers, Derwood, Wendell, Hub, Dave, Bill, Sam, and a sister, Ruth Price....

A celebration of life service in memory of Johanna M. Britt will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Friends and family members are invited to a reception in the Fellowship Hall, with light refreshments, immediately following the service. Pastor Lynn Bechdolt of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will conduct the...

Debra Jean Lubertazzi, 59, of 2041 Spruce Street, Martinsville VA died Saturday night, June 28, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County, Martinsville VA. She was born May 28, 1955 in Irvington, NJ to the late Joseph William Hogan and Barbara Jean Young Hogan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,...

Teresa Lynn Rakes, age 52, of 195 Thomas Road in Collinsville, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was a life-long resident of Henry County and was formerly employed with Ridgeway Clock Company. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Doris Eggleston Clifton...

James Emett “Winky” Penn, 72, of 123 Rush Lane, Martinsville, VA passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his residence. He was born to the late Lenora Joyce Penn and the late Charlie Penn on September 21, 1941. He is survived by three sisters Alberta Penn Scales and Nancy Penn Sauls both of Martinsville, VA and Thelma Penn Abbott of Richton...

Suzanne Kunka Shiflett, 55, of Martinsville passed away at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County on June 27, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. ...

Keith Wayne Farrington, 54, formerly of Collinsville passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at his home in Summersville, W. VA. He was born in North Carolina to the late Ray Edward and Imogene Farrington. Mr. Farrington attended Fieldale Collinsville High School and Hargrave Military Academy. Keith was a master upholster, working at Regent Industries...

John V. Goodall John V. Goodall, 76, of 488 Lees Ridge Road, Martinsville, VA died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his daughter’s home, Tasha Ingram, in Collinsville, VA. He was born on December 11, 1937 in Charlottesville, VA to the late John Warren Goodall and Edna Barnes Goodall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche...

Johanna Marie Chappell Britt of Martinsville, VA died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County, Martinsville, VA. She was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late Arthur George Chappell, Sr., and Eda Ione Smith Chappell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Lee Britt and sisters, Frances...

Virginia P. ‘Mae’ Shively, age 83, of Collinsville, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at her home. Born in Franklin County on September 12, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Prillaman and Fannie Ross Prillaman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Aubra W. Shively in 2007. Mae was retired from DuPont and was of the Primitive Baptist...

Margery Joy Knapp, 81, of Bassett, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in her home. She was born on March 1, 1933, in Poughkeepsie, New York. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Knapp and daughter, Susan Tignanelli. Marge was a devoted wife and mother who nurtured her four daughters and five grandsons, encouraging them and...

Judson Nathaniel Eggleston, 81, of Martinsville, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at his home.  He was born in Henry County, November 19, 1932 to Dorsey Minter Eggleston and Emma Vera Clore Eggleston. He was a graduate of Axton High School and had a great passion for farming which he did most of his life. He also retired from DuPont with over 30 years...

Kathleen Gardner Cox, 85, of Martinsville, VA died Monday, June 23, 2014 at Blue Ridge Rehab, Martinsville VA. She was born on September 21, 1928 in Carroll County, VA to the late Emma Jane Bowman Gardner and Carper Gardner. In addition to her parents, she preceded in death by her husband, Clifford J. Cox; sisters, Clyde Barr and Leritta Quesenberry...

Nugine “Tit” Clark, 72, of 3473 Preston Road, Martinsville, departed this life June 21, 2014.  He was born August 2, 1941, in Henry County, to the late Grover Clark and Mabel Clark.  He was also preceded in death by two sisters, JoAnn Clark and Bernice Clark and a brother, Frankie Clark.  He retired from Pulaski Furniture where he was a molder...

Johnny Michael Turner, 60, of Bassett, died on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital.  He was born in Henry County on March 14, 1954 to the late Willie Carlton and Bessie Blaisdale Turner and was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Williams. Johnny is survived by two brothers, Bobby Turner and George Turner; daughter,...

Trina Y. Harris was born on August 1, 1971 to the late Wade and Gloria Jean Harris. She was the youngest of two children. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carlos Antonio Harris. She attended Martinsville High School and later obtained her GED. She furthered her education at Patrick Henry Community College with an Associate Degree. Trina was a...

Johanna Marie Chappell Britt, 86, of Martinsville, VA died Thursday, June 30, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County.Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is handling the arrangements. ...

Sharon Barber Larrowe went to be with our Lord on June 17th after a heroic battle against cancer. Sharon was a dedicated, wife, mother, daughter, sister, nana and friend who used her wisdom, faith and inner strength to comfort and guide others, not from a lofty position but meeting others where they were, always making them know how special they were....

Connie Frances Campbell Phillips, 50, of Axton, VA passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born on October 26, 1963 in Dinwiddie County to Ruth Cliborne Campbell and the late Melvin Pleasant Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Campbell. In addition to her mother...

Louis Mitchell Campbell, 83, of Martinsville, VA passed away on June 18, 2014 at Blue Ridge Manor in Martinsville. Mr. Campbell was born on February 15, 1931 in Martinsville to the late Ernest Campbell and Audrey Powell Campbell. Mr. Campbell was a teacher in Florida and Virginia Beach and later retired from WMVA Radio where he worked as a salesman. He...

Annie Gertrude Pullins Harris, age 75, of Fieldale, went home to be with her Father, Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born in Pageton, WV, November 10, 1938 to the late Fletcher and Martha Lou Pullins. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 50 years, John B. Harris Jr., a brother, Henry Pullins,...

Annie Mae O’Dell Hankins, 95, of Axton, passed away in Martinsville on June 18, 2014 in the company of many of her loved ones and was knowingly able to communicate with each of them as they celebrated her life. Her passing was peaceful as Annie was a Christian and loved her Lord Jesus. She was born in Rockingham County, NC, November of 1918 to Joseph...

Viola M. Turner, 88, of Patrick Springs, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart. She was born in Franklin County on December 13, 1925 to the late Lewis and Gladys Mills Meeks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse L. Turner; her son, Buddy L. Turner and a brother, Junior Meeks. She was a member of the Goodwill...

Ruth Edna Landreth Kendrick , 91, of Stanleytown, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Martinsville. She was born July 26, 1922, in Rockingham County, North Carolina to the late Houston Landreth and Cora Elizabeth Payne Landreth. Mrs. Kendrick worked for Stanley Furniture for more than 35 years prior to her retirement. She attended...

Vernon Rodney (Vern) Berry, 78 of Martinsville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June12, 2014 in Millersville, Maryland due to complications from a brain aneurysm. He was surrounded by his family and his Sheltie “Sport”. Vern was born in Rochester, Massachusetts, February 7, 1936 to the late Rodney and Hazel Swift Berry. Vern served in the United...