Tuesday 09 February, 2016
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Martinsville Daily
Category Archives: Obituaries

Martha Reid Aaron, 61, of Martinsville, died on March 27, 2014, in Carillon Franklin Memorial Hospital, Rocky Mount, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Jacob C. and Marie Bryant Aaron. A life-long resident of Martinsville, Martha was a graduate of Greenbrier Academy and attended Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C. She was a...

Elizabeth “Liz” Borden, age 63 of 188 Old Fincastle Road, Fincastle, Va.,  passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Carilion-Roanoke Memorial.  She was born May 2, 1950 in Martinsville, Va.  to the late Neil Kirk and the late Carrie Farris Kirk.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Tommy L. Borden. She...

Gerry L. Skinner, 79, of 103 Woodlyn Drive, Collinsville, VA died Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County, Martinsville, VA. She was born on January 11, 1935 to the late Moses Edward Lynch, Sr. and Florence Warner Lynch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Henry Watkins...

Dion Wray, 45, died Friday, March 28 2014. Bassett Funeral Services is in charge. ...

Billy Gray Shockley, 77, of 294 Hill & Dale Road, Martinsville, VA died Friday, March 28, 2014 at his home. He was born on October 5, 1936 in Martinsville, VA to the late Merlin Sherman Shockley and Maggie Edwards Shockley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Merlin Sherman Shockley, Jr. and Ulus “Shock” Shockley. Mr....

Phillip D. “Smitty” Smith, 77, of Bassett, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital. He was born in Rockingham County, NC on January 11, 1937 to the late Furman Smith and the late Claudia McCrikard Smith and was also preceded in death by his wife Betty. Smitty is survived by sisters, Becky Murrell...

Alice Christine Wells Kirks, 86, died, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Caring Heart Home in Bassett, VA. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Martinsville Chapel of Norris Funeral Services and Crematory. ...

Virginia Elizabeth Anderson Compton, 80, of Axton, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. She was born in Henry County, December 21, 1933 to George William Anderson and Doris Huff Anderson Hall. She was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald...

Harry “Rucky” Osborne, 84, of Martinsville, died on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. He was born in Patrick County on June, 19, 1929 to the late James Sherman Osborne and the late Rosie Murray Osborne. Harry was also preceded in death by a son, Pete Osborne; brothers, Roy, William, Baxter and Clifford...

Mattie Hollandsworth Robertson Mattie Hollandsworth Robertson, 82, of Bassett, passed away March 22, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville. She was born in Franklin County, VA. on June 28, 1931, to the late Alfred G. Hollandsworth and Ethel Irene Prillaman Hollandsworth. Mrs. Robertson was a long time member of Oak Level Baptist Church. In addition...

Archie Nick Prunty, 88, of Coopers Mill Road, in the Figsboro Community, passed away at his home March 22, 2014. He was born January 4, 1926 to the late Elder Nathan Lester Prunty and Bertha Annie Martin Prunty. Archie retired from Virginia Mirror Company and was a self-employed logger. He enjoyed playing his guitar, living on the mountain and loved...

Peggy Savannah Martin Peggy Savannah Martin, 63, of Collinsville went home on March 23, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Henry County on May 26, 1950 and was born to the late Glen and Gertrude Taylor Martin. Peggy was of the Baptist faith. She worked for Bassett Furniture and then later retired from Stanley Furniture....

John Douglas Chappell John Douglas Chappell, 84, of Martinsville passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Snow’s Sandwich Shop, which he owned and operated for more than 30 years. Doug was born January 6, 1930 to the late Roy Chappell and Addie Self Chappell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Polly Clark and two brothers,...

Arvil E. Cockram, 79, of Bassett, died Tuesday March 25, 2014 at his home. Arvil was born on August 12, 1934 to the late Andrew Cockram and the late Bertha Compton Cockram. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Jean Cockram; brothers, Eugene, Alvin, Lynnus and Euodias Cockram, and sister, Pauline Turner. Arvil served in the United States...

Barbara S. Williamson, 68, of 325 Laurel Park Avenue, Martinsville, VA, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Franklin County, VA on August 17, 1945, to the late Madeline Flood Williamson and the late Raleigh Williamson. She is survived by her daughter Terri Williamson Stovall of Martinsville, VA; three grandchildren,...

Shirley Ann McCauley Shirley Ann McCauley, 76, died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born in Buffalo, NY on January 11, 1938 to the late Arnold and Margie Pfluger. She was preceded in death by her husband, George McCauley. She is survived by her children, Tina Curry, Jackie Stultz, Vicky McCauley,...

Henry Clay Eggleston Henry Clay Eggleston, 86, of 1583 Emmaus Church Road, Moneta, VA, died peacefully on Friday, March 21, 2014, at Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA. He was born on February, 2, 1928 in Henry County, VA to the late William Henry Eggleston and Ruby Richardson Eggleston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death...

Bonnie Sue Goad, 55, of Bassett died Wednesday March 19, 2014 at her home. Bonnie was born on February 28, 1959, the daughter of the late Garnett V. Osborne and the late Dorothy Marie Overton Nelson. She was preceded in death by a brother, Stevie Osborne. Bonnie was a member of Peoples Church of the Living God. Surviving are her loving husband of 37...

Beatrice Lackey Setliff, 98, of Danville, VA and formerly of Bassett, VA passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, March 19, 2014 at Roman Eagle Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Danville, VA. She was born on October 8, 1915 in Patrick County, VA to the late Henry Lackey and Lenora Thomas Lackey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...

Larry Mitchell Hagee, 60, of Bassett, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at his home. He was born in Wytheville, Virginia on December 18, 1953 to the late Ralph Hagee and the late Evelyn Dunford Hagee. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Dolly Belcher, Lucy Lannigan and Ramona Cannaday; two brothers, Ralph Hagee and Randolph Hagee. He is survived...

Frances Ann Blaisdell Frances Ann Blaisdell, 71, of Martinsville passed away March 18, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville. She was born in Franklin County on July 27, 1942 to Willie Jesse and Rebecca Eva Whitehead. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Lou Hall, and two brothers, Larry Whitehead and Jesse Whitehead. Mrs....

Letcher Lee (Hop) Hopkins, Jr., 82, of Martinsville, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 at his residence. He was born in the Figsboro area on December 6, 1931 to Letcher L. Hopkins, Sr. and Nannie Overton Hopkins. He served in the Army where he obtained the rank of Corporal and retired from J & J Southeast Container where he worked for more than...

Dianne   “Bird” Marie Finney Neamo, age 56 of Martinsville, VA. passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 at Martinsville Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Franklin County, VA. on July 16, 1957 to the late Leroy Finney and the late Viola Prosha Finney. She is survived by three daughters:  Barbara Finney, Erica Preston, Michelle Finney, all...

Ola Mae Lawless Stone, age 90, of Collinsville died Sunday, March 16, 2014., at the Wentworth Hospice Home, Wentworth, NC. Born in Patrick County January 15, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Tommy Lee Lawless and Belle Lackey Lawless. Also preceding her in death was her husband Robert Stone, sisters Clara Lawson and Verna Lawson, and a brother Irvin...

Mable H. Fox, age 93, of Stanleytown, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Born March 24, 1920, in Henry County, she was a daughter of the late Ramey Davis Hundley and Roxie Stegall Hundley. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 59 ½ years, James Lewis Fox and a sister, Lillian H. Lamkin. Mable...

Donald Eugene Lankford, 86, of 276 Moore’s Mill Road, Ridgeway, VA passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at his home. He was born in Stokesberry, WV on March 21, 1927 to the late Fred and Bessie Lankford. Mr. Lankford was also preceded in death by his son, Donald Lankford Jr, daughter, Peggy Lankford Wood, son Gary Wayne Lankford, sisters, Virginia...

Calvin Luck (C.J.) Foley, Jr., 72, of Martinsville, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 in Greensboro, NC. He was born in Rockingham County, NC on November 17, 1941 to Calvin Luck Foley and Cassie Lou Lovell Foley, both deceased. He was retired from Mabe Trucking Company in Eden, NC and was a member of Friendly Christian Church. In addition to his parents,...

Cheryl Fulcher Muscatello, 54, of Martinsville, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. She was born in Fort Eustice, VA on November 4, 1959 to Dudley Edward Fulcher and Alma Hodges Fulcher, both deceased. Cheryl was a 1978 graduate of Drewry Mason High School and attended Patrick Henry Community College. She was employed...

Louise Gauldin Morris, 83, of 9346 Sontag Road, Rocky Mount, VA passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County surrounded by her family. Mrs. Morris was born on April 25, 1930 in Henry County to the late Davie Gauldin and Ruby Gilbert Gauldin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Royce Morris,...

Murrill (Buck) Alton Eubank, 88, formerly of Richmond, VA, passed away at Blue Ridge Rehab Center, on March 14, 2014. He was born on September 28, 1925, in Richmond, VA, and was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Eubank, Jr., and Lucy Harding Eubank. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Marjorie Clawson Eubank and his sisters, Norma...

Martin Carroll Riddle, 53, of 5510 Mountain Valley Road, Axton, VA died Friday, March 14, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County, Martinsville, VA. He was born on December 5, 1960 in Axton, VA to the late, Benjamin Carroll Riddle and Era Flippen Riddle. Mr. Riddle was of the Baptist faith and worked as an auto mechanic. Surviving are...

Betty Jo McClure Rotenberry Day, 81, of Ridgeway, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She was born May 3, 1932, and was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe McClure and Stella McClure Centers. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert McClure, and her husband, Luther Patton Day , Sr. Surviving are her daughter, Sherry Hines and husband Carl...

Racine Joyce Craig, age 87, passed away March 11, 2014, at the Stanleytown Healthcare Center. Born in Patrick County June 21, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Louie Washington Joyce and Susie Tuggle Joyce. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 44 years, Posey Roy Craig, sister, Edith Wray, and brothers, Curtis and Dolphus Joyce. Racine...