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Last Name First Name Middle Name Maiden Name Notes Date of Death

ADAIR

Fannie

 

Peck

Monday June 8, 1942
Mrs. Fannie Peck Adair
Services were held yesterday at 4pm from the Narrows Presbyterian church for Mrs. Fannie Peck Adair, 83, well-known Narrows resident and mother of B. F. Adair, of Pulaski.
Burial was in the Adair family cemetery at Eurich.
Mrs. Adair was a native of Giles county, daughter of the late C.D. and Rachel Thomas Peck and widow of James A. Adair. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church and helped organize the first church established in Narrows.
Survivors include the following children: Col. Arthur C. Adair, stationed in Hawaii; J.A. Adair, jr., Dumfries, Va; James, Charles R., and Miss Ellen K. Adair and Mrs. T. O. Ivery, of Narrows, and two sisters, Mrs. Hugh G. Woods, Princeton, and Mrs. S.P. Fulton, Nashville, a former missionary in Japan.

 

ADAMS

James

Robert

 

Monday August 26, 1968
James R. Adams
Funeral services for James Robert Adams have been set for 2pm Wednesday at the Rich Hill Baptist Church. Adams, 19, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Adams of Allisonia. He drowned Sunday night while swimming in Big Island Creek near his home.
Conducting the services will be the Rev. Mastin Howard, the Rev. Dallas Jewell, the Rev. J.E. Moyer, and Elder Sam Boysaw.
Burial will follow in the family cemetery.
The body will be removed from Strickler's Funeral Home today and taken to the residence where it will remain until one hour before the service.

Sunday August 25, 1968

ADAMS

Kelly

 

 

July 26, 1944
Pvt. Kelly Adams Killed in France, Parents Notified
Pvt. Kelly R. Adams, jr., 20, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Adams, Brown addition, was killed in action on July 16 in France, according to word received yesterday from the war department. Pvt. Adams graduated from Pulaski High school in the class of 1942, entered the service April 23, 1943 and took his basic training at Fort Bragg, N.C.. He had been overseas about six months.

July 16, 1944

ADAMS

Martha

 

LAWSON

MAX MEADOWS - Martha Lawson Adams, age 79, of Max Meadows, VA, passed away Friday, June 17, 2005 in the Pulaski Hospital Rehab Center. She was born April 28, 1926 in Pulaski County the daughter of the late Floyd Neal and Willie Chatman Lawson. She was a retired supervisor with Lee Jeans and a member of Galena Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder and treasurer. Martha was proceeded in death by her husband, Douglas E. Adams and a brother Troy Lawson. She is survived by one son, Don Adams of Dublin; one grandson, Don "D.J." Adams; one great grandson, Dustin Adams; one sister, Mary Alderman of Max Meadows; one brother, Robert Lawson of Pulaski. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A graveside service and interment will be held Monday, June 20, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorial donations to Galena Presbyterian Church, C/O Marsha Barnett, 1063 Sanders Mines Rd., Max Meadows, VA 24360. Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.

June 17, 2005

ADAMS

Richard

Eugene

 

Richard Eugene Adams age 55 of Highland Terrace, Pulaski passed away Monday evening Sept. 8, 2003 doing what he loved best...hunting.
Born Jan. 27, 1948 he was the son of the late Helen Adams Slusher and Victor Eugene Slusher.
Surviving are: one son, Stacy Lee Pauley of Pulaski; one daughter, Mysti Michelle Dawn Adams of Pulaski; three grandsons, Zachary Lee Pauley of Draper, Scotty Waddell of Pulaski, Branden Quesenberry of Pulaski; five brothers, Michael Wayne Slusher, Greensboro, N. C., Robert Lee Slusher, Pulaski, James Slusher, Anniston, Ala., Douglas Slusher, Pulaski, Jessie Slusher, Greenville, Va.; two sisters, Mary Ann Childress, Highland, Calif., Patty Slusher, Pulaski; ten nieces and one nephew; special friend, Sammy Turner of Pulaski. Richard has requested his remains be cremated. The family will receive friends anytime after noon at the home of his sister Patty Slusher, 704 Highland Terrace, Pulaski. A memorial service will be held Sunday Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. It will take place at New River and Delton, Va. Directions: From Pulaski 100 South toward Hillsville make a left at Pine Run Church (Church is on right road is on left) follow balloons to site. If you have any questions please feel free to call (540) 230-2148. Mullins Funeral Home in Radford is handling the arrangements

Monday, September 08, 2003

ADAMS

Samuel

Thomas

 

Wednesday October 10, 1962
Samuel T. Adams
Samuel Thomas Adams, 82, Burgis Ave., Brown Addition, died yesterday morning in Pulaski Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Wythe County, the son of the late Elisha Adams and Nancy Mabe Adams, he is survived by his wife, Miss Annie Craig Adams; one stepson, Berman E. Craig, Pulaski; two step daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Chrisley and Mrs. J.S. Tickle Jr., both of Pulaski; two brothers, Ellis Adams and Erskine Adams, both of Ronoake; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Fuller, Ronoake; Mrs. Pearle Poole, Richmond; ten grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2pm from Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Neil McKinnon officiating, assisted by the Rev. Sam Barnes. Interment will follow in Thornspring Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home.

Tuesday October 9, 1962

ADAMS

Sinclair

 

 

Mrs. L.H. Dewey has gone to Madison, N.J. to attend the funeral services for her brother, Sinclair Adam, about 56, who died Wednesday. She was accompanied by her sister, Miss Janet Adam. Mr. Adam is survived by his wife, his two sisters, and two brothers J.N. Adam, of Westchester, Pa., and W.P. Adam of Clifton, N.J..

Wednesday March 18, 1942

ADKINS

Garnett

Leslie

 

Garnett Leslie Adkins, age 82, of Christiansburg passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at his home. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served three years he was discharged in 1946. He was a employee of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant having retired in 1984. The son of the late Dewey and Lydia Adkins, he was also preceded in death by a son, Toney Adkins and a brother, Arnold Adkins. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Leona Adkins; four children, Barbara Carroll Adkins, Garnett Wayne Adkins, Eddie Lowell Adkins and Jacqueline Roop Loar; three brothers, Charlie Wilford Adkins, Melvin Adkins, Paul Adkins; a sister, Thelma Adkins; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Friday evening at the Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3, in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Dewey Weaver, Jr. and Rev. Jube Burk. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The Adkins family is being served by Horne Funeral & Cremation Service, Christiansburg, VA (382-2612) Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com.

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

ADKINS

Irene

 

Stiltner

Monday, October 30, 1972
Mrs. Irene Adkins
Mrs. Irene Stiltner Adkins, 40, of Pulaski, died Saturday night in Pulaski General Hospital.
She is the wife of the late Emory Delmon Adkins, Surviving are two brothers, George Stiltner, Grundy and Oliver Stiltner, unknown address; three sisters, Miss Martha Stiltner, unknown; Mrs. Edith Davis, Danville, Ohio, and Mrs. Carol Sturgill, Royal City.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Strickler's Funeral Home in Dublin.

Tuesday October 31, 1972
Mrs. Irene Adkins
The funeral for Mrs. Irene Stiltner Adkins, 40, of Pulaski, who died Saturday night in Pulaski General Hospital is being held at 2pm, today from Keen Mountain Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Jack Ward and the Rev. Neal Webb, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Webb Branch Cemetery.
The body was taken to the church in Oakwood, Va., Buchanan County, at 11am..

Saturday, October 28, 1972

ADKINS John       1936

ADKINS

Martha

Jean

ROGERS

Martha Jean Rogers Adkins, 67, born in Pulaski, VA and Tampa resident since 1978, departed this life on July 22, 2006 after a more than six month courageous battle against a Paraneoplastic Disorder, Cerebellar Degeneration, and Ovarian Cancer. Martha leaves a loving and tirelessly devoted husband, Alexander J. Adkins, Jr.; a son, Randal (Mona) Adkins of Brandon, FL; and daughter and son-in-law, Monica Adkins Wilson and Reginald Wilson, three extraordinary grandchildren, Reginald II, Brandon and Karina Lynn all of Tampa; two sister-in-laws, Carrie (Adkins) Jones of Parrish, FL; and Erma (Adkins) Ingram, of Reading, PA; two nephews, T. Christopher Ingram and Kolster. L. (Jasmine) Jones, Jr.; two nieces, Myra (Joe) Headen and Anita B. Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Martha was born an only child, October 13, 1938 to the late J.U. “Jake”& Lillian (Miller) Rogers. She was a member of the former Clark's Chapel (Randolph United Methodist Church) serving many roles. In 1957, she graduated from the Christiansburg Institute. In 1961, she graduated from Virginia State University with a degree in Business Education where she met her lifelong love Alexander ‘Al' J. Adkins, Jr. She later earned a Masters Degree in Human Services from Boston University. She taught in Virginia, Washington D.C., Germany, Tampa, and lastly at St. Petersburg College (SPC) where she spent 25 years, retiring September 30, 2005 as a Program Director. There will be a public viewing from 4:00pm – 6:00pm and the family will receive family & friends from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301. N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606 on Wednesday, July 26, 2006. Funeral services will be held at Village Presbyterian Church, 13115 S. Village Drive, Tampa, FL 33618 (813) 961-4115 at 10:00am on Thursday, July 27, 2006, Pastor Jim Yearsly officiating. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery at 12:30pm, 6502 SW 102nd Avenue Bushnell, FL 33513 (352)793-7740. Memorial donations can be made in honor of Martha Adkins to LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609, (813) 877-2200.

July 22, 2006

ADKINS

Vernie

Irene

MCPEAK

RADFORD - Vernie Irene McPeak Adkins, 62 of Radford, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2005 at Lewis-Gale Hospital in Salem. She attended Fairlawn Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oakley James and Elsie Bishop McPeak, brothers, James H. McPeak and Lawrence Eugene McPeak, stepsisters, Agnes Powers and Margaret Keith, and step-brother, Willie C. Burke, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Scotty D. Adkins, Sr. of Radford; a son, Donald Ray Adkins of Pulaski; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Gladys Burke of Pulaski, Virginia and James Tolbert of Dublin, and Frances and Robert Shockney of Savage, MD; a brother and sister-in-law, Oakley Roger and Pat McPeak of Pulaski; a sister-in-law, Jean McPeak of Newbern; a step-brother and spouse, Mancel and Mary Ruth Burke; three step-sisters and spouse, Emmogean McPeak and Eva Jay and Emmett Tolbert, all of Pulaski, and Mary Kate Christian of Dublin; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. Dallas Vines and Rev. James Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Saturday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

September 8, 2005

AGEE

Douglas

F.

 

ROCKY MOUNT, VA - Douglas F. Agee, 68, of Rocky Mount, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 26, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis C. Agee and Annie B. "Nonnie" Agee, both of Radford, Virginia. He was retired from the United States Air Force and served his country for 26 years. He was a long-time member of Furnace Creek Baptist Church. He was past Master of the Rocky Mount Lodge #201 A. F. & A. M. and an honorary member of the Isaacs Lodge #29 A. F. & A. M. in Boones Mill. He was a loving husband and father, and a proud grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ann Agee; one daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Dale Runyon of Moneta; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Dee Agee of Ferrum; his much loved and cherished granddaughters, Crystal Agee of Ferrum and Stephanie Runyon of Moneta; one sister, Hilda Fowler; one niece, Jeannie Bain; one brother-in-law, Edward Tickle all of Christiansburg. Flowers may be accepted or donations made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 3097 Martinsville, VA 24115. Funeral Services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m.Thursday with the Rev. Mike Lawhorn officiating. Interment will follow with full military honors and Masonic Rites by Rocky Mount Lodge #201 A. F. & A. M. in Mountain View Memorial Park. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday with her family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, 665 South Main Street, Rocky Mount, Virginia.

Dec. 26, 2005

AGEE

Junior

P.

 

ROANOKE – Junior P. Agee, of Roanoke, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004. Mr. Agee was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. and Lula Ethel Hughes Agee. He was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God and served in the Air Force during World War II. Surviving is his wife of 67 years, Ila King Agee; son, Stephen P. Agee, Roanoke; sister, Iris Childers of Pulaski. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 East Church Avenue, Roanoke, Va. 24011. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God, by the Rev. Joe Copolo and the Rev. Troy Webb. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road.

Dec. 7, 2004

AIKENS

Mary

 

MACSWAN

DUBLIN – Mary MacSwan Aikens of Dublin and a previous resident of Abington for 40 years, passed away Feb. 17, 2006 at her home in Dublin. She was born in Pawtucket, RI and was the daughter of the late John and Jean (Robertson) MacSwan. Mary was educated in RI and she worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Boston and then worked for Rockland Trust Co., in Rockland for 17 years. She attended the New River Valley Baptist Church in Pulaski. Survivors: loving wife of 52 years to Walter J. Aikens, Jr. of Dublin, Va. formerly of Abington; loving mother of Jeff Aikens and wife Connie of Va., Scott Aikens of Va., Lynne Rowley and fiancée Steve Tucker of Bridgewater, and the late Glenn Aikens; also survived by five grandchildren and one great grandchild. A funeral service will be held at the Quealy and Son Funeral Home, 116 Adams Street (just off Rte. 58 near North School) Abington, Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. Visitation Tuesday 5 to 7 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery – Braintree. For directions and to sign our online guestbook please visit www.quealvandson.com.

Feb. 17, 2006

AKER

Hazel

Mae

THOMPSON

DUBLIN - Hazel Mae Thompson Aker, 62 of Dublin, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2004. Survivors include her husband, James Dennis Aker of Dublin; her mother, Ethel S. Thompson of Bastian; a son Anthony Elmore of Beckley, WV; and three sisters, Bobbie Edmonds of Boydton, Mary Gussler of Pearisburg and Judy Sharader of Bland. Memorial services will be held Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall in Narrows. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

AKER

Henry

Jackson

 

Tuesday September 11, 1923
Henry Jackson Aker, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Aker, died early Sunday morning at the age of fours years, eleven months, and ten days. Death resulted form ptomaine poisoning or illness of similar nature.
Funeral services were held at the home in Valley Street Monday afternoon at two o'clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. C.W. Dean, Rev. Holmes Rolston, and Mr. J.T. Trolinger conducted the services.

Sunday September 9, 1923

AKER Vance Sherrill   Vance Sherrill (Hap) Aker, age 77, of Radford, died Thursday, May 13, 1999 in the Pulaski Community Hospital. Mr. Aker was born Jan. 20, 1922 in Smyth County, the son of the late Wilburn W. and Mary Goodpasture Aker. He was a retired employee of N&W Railway with 37 years of service and was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lana Aker Smith, and a sister, Mildred Dority. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Campbell Aker; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Carl Duncan of Radford; two sons and daughter-in-law, Donald R. and Anne Aker of Roanoke, and Michael Aker of Radford; one brother, Robert D. Aker of Pulaski; one sister, Mamie Scott, Marion; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 16, at 2 p.m. at the Seaver-Sanders & Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with the Rev. Arthur Harris and the Rev. Ronald Duncan officiating. Burial followed in Sunrise Burial Park in Radford where members of VFW Post #776 of Radford conducted military graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Seaver-Sanders & Mullins Funeral Home in Radford was in charge of arrangements
May 13, 1999
AKERS Clara Bell AKERS Clara Bell Tootsie Akers, 78 of Pulaski passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003 in the Pulaski Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pulaski. She was born on Nov. 28, 1924 in Christiansburg to the late William Blain Akers and Carlene Clark Akers. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Akers Crockett. Surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law Charles Hampton and Lucille Akers, Christiansburg, James Kelly and Aliceon Akers, Roanoke, John D. and Jan Akers, Pulaski and George Delano and Carol Akers, Pulaski; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Ken Ford, Winston-Salem, N.C., Janet and Tommy Cundiff, Hampton and Betty Linkous, Pulaski; brothers-in-law Richard Crockett, Pulaski and Jack Linkous, Pulaski. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Weston Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Tuesday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski. Sunday, October 12, 2003

AKERS

Daniel

Edward

 

PULASKI Daniel Edward Akers, age 57, of Pulaski, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005 in the Pulaski Community Hospital. He was born in Wythe County May 23, 1947, son of the late Arthur and Louie Semones Akers. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Troy Daniel Akers, three brothers, Arthur, Clayton and James Akers and three sisters, Lillian Bradford, Mildred Lackey and Pauline Marshall. Daniel was a self-employed mechanic. Surviving are: his wife, Charlene Akers; three sons, Brian Akers, Barren Springs, Michael Anthony Akers, Daniel Scott Akers, both of Pulaski ; one step-son, James Newton, U. S. Army, Kuwait; two step-daughters, Rachel Lane, Pulaski, Ashley Newton, Elliston; four brothers, Claude Akers, Barren Springs, Jack Akers, Dublin, Robert Akers, Pulaski, Douglas Akers, Max Meadows; three grandchildren, six step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Reese Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tommy Barnes officiating. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Mar. 1at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Christian Church Cemetery.The family will receive friends Monday from 5:30 p.m. until service time. Reese Funeral Home, Austinville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Feb. 26, 2005

AKERS Donald Lee   Donald Lee AKERS, 62, of 4303 Akers Rd., Draper died Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 12, 2000 at his home. He was born in Pulaski on Aug. 26, 1937, and was the son of the late John Robert AKERS. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Richard AKERS. He was a retired employee from R.A.A.P., Radford. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Pulaski Moose Lodge #2087. Surviving are his wife, Violet T. AKERS of Draper; a daughter, Becky JOHNSON of Raleigh, N.C.; two sons, Scott AKERS of Raleigh, N.C., and John AKERS of Dublin; one grandchild, Latara JOHNSON of Raleigh, N.C.; his mother, Nanny Dalton AKERS of Pulaski; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Aileen and Everett ROOP of Coatsville, Pa., Louise and Clyde CHINAULT of Dublin, Doris MABE of Draper, Ann and Lewis WILLIAMS of Draper; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry Allen and Jean AKERS of Eautaville, S.C., Duane and Dorothy AKERS of Barren Springs; a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Stevens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gordon Shinn officiating. Burial will follow in Thornspring Cemetery, Pulaski County. Visiting will be Thursday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 - 9 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski. Wednesday, January 12, 2000
AKERS Dorothy   STEVENS Dorothy Stevens Akers, age 73 of Pulaski (Shiloh Community) passed away Thursday Jan. 22, 2004 at the New River Valley Medical Center, Christiansburg. Born Oct. 3, 1930 in Salem, Va. she was the daughter of the late Clyde H. Stevens and Myrtle Morris Stevens. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Carolyn Diane Akers and one brother, Melvin Douglas Stevens. Surviving are: her husband of 54 years, Robert D. Akers, Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Michael Akers and wife Cathy Akers, Blacksburg; daughter and son-in-law, Janet Akers McNew and husband Malcolm McNew, Dublin; two grandchildren, Jason McNew, Dublin, Ashley McNew, Dublin. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday morning at the Shiloh Cemetery with the Rev. Earnest Chinault officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at the Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bobwhite Blvd., Pulaski. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements. Thursday, January 22, 2004
AKERS George W.   Tuesday January 25, 1921
George W. Akers died Monday afternoon at one o'clock at his home in East Pulaski, following an illness of several weeks from pneumonia fever which developed from a cold. The funeral was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from his late residence, interment following in Dora cemetery.
Mr. Akers was a native of Carroll county, having been a son of James and Ellen Reynolds Akers. For some years he was engaged in the mercantile business at Barren Springs. Several years ago he purchased a store on Valley street which he conducted for some time. He also bought a home in East Pulaski and moved his family thereto. Some month ago he purchased the business of J.M. Hight and Co., on Main street, which he was conducting at the time of his death, a son C.T. Akers, being with him. About three weeks ago, he took a severe cold, which gradually grew worse, developing into pneumonia. He wife died some years ago. Two sons and one daughter survive. His age was 52 years, 2 months, and 28 days.
Monday January 24, 1921
AKERS Hallie   LONG Sunday October 8, 1972
Mrs. Hallie Long Smith Akers, 79, died Saturday morning in the Pulaski Hospital.
Born May 21, 1893 in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late Montgomery Long and Mrs. Ollie Whitaker Long.
She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. James Six, Mrs. Gertrude Powers, Miss Roscinna Smith of Pulaski, Mrs. Janie Horton, Washington DC, Mrs. Frankie Casey, Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Hazel Byers, Kingsport, Tenn.; two sons, Everett Smith, Kingsport, Tenn., and Burkley Smith, Grand Rapids, Mich.; one sister, 24 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and five step daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Livsay and Mrs. Lucy Roberts of Pulaski, Mrs. Gilmer Arnold and Mrs. Hallie Umbarger of Wytheville, and Mrs. Clarence Ridney, Herdon.Also, one stepson, Walter C. Akers, Rockville Rd..
Funeral services will be held at Stricker's Pulaski Chapel with the Rev. Graham Sowers officiating. Burial will follow in the Whitaker Family Cemetery.
The family will gather at the home of Mrs. James Six, 510 Pulaski Terrace. Friends may call at the funeral home any time.
Saturday October 7, 1972

AKERS

Jamie

Sierra

 

PULASKI — Jamie Sierra Akers infant daughter of Steven & Tawana Chrisley Akers of Pulaski was born and went to be with the Lord Wednesday - May 17, 2006 at the Pulaski Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Frank “Robo” Jones, great-uncle; James Hancock, great-aunt; Nancy Hancock and cousins, Terry E. Cole & Abbie Cole. Surviving are her parents,Steven & Tawana Chrisley Akers, Pulaski; grandparents,Jerry & Brenda Akers and Gena Jones; uncles,Jerry Akers, Jr, Joey Akers, David Hudson and Joe Hudson; aunts Carrie “Care-Care” Akers and Christy Jones; great- randparents. Lonnie & Colleen Hancock, Mazie Akers and Doris Chrisley; great - uncles and aunts, Angie & David Cole, Danny & Dreama Hancock, Charlene Jones Akers, Keith & Dorothy Chrisley; friend of family, Lisa Chrisley special friend and cousin, Rachel Lane & family, Timmy Cole, Christy Cole ann Sarah Hancock; very special cousins Breauna Akers Bridgett Akers and the rest of the Akers Family A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski with the Rev. Charles McPeak officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. with a service following Sunday evening at the Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bobwhite Blvd.,Pulaski. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

May 17, 2006

AKERS

Jessie

F.

 

Sunday, May 12, 1963
Dublin - Miss Jessie F. Akers, 83, of Maple Street, died yesterday morning in the Draper Valley Nursing home following an extended illness.
A native of Dublin and a member of the Dublin Methodist Church, she was a retired school teacher who taught in Pulaski County schools for 30 years.
Miss Akers was born in Pulaski County March 13, 1880, the daughter of the later Fletcher Akers and Martha Scoot Akers. She is survived by nieces and nephews including Maurice C. Vaughan of Dublin and Mason A. Vaughan of Pulaski.
Services will be held today at 3pm from the Dublin Methodist Church with the Rev. Dan B. Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in the Newbern Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will include Donald McCloud, Roland Gunn, Charlie Duncan, Walter Duncan, Donald Vaughan and George Farris.
The body will remain at Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral home until one hour before services when it will be taken to the church.

Monday May 11, 1963

AKERS Julius Jesse   Friday, October 27, 1961
Julius Jesse Akers, 64, of Richmond, died Thursday morning in Medical College of Virginia Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Pulaski County, September 4, 1898, the son of the later William E. and Nora Rocock Akers, he is survived by four sons, Earl D. Akers, Pulaski, Olin F. and Wilmer E. Akers, both of Richmond, and SFC Byron T. Akers, US Army, Alaska; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Morris, Richmond; one sister, Mrs. Ronald Kegley, Fairlawn. Also seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2pm from Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifton Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Newbern Cemetery.
The body will remain at the future home.
Thursday, October 26, 1961

AKERS

Louise

 

MONTGOMERY

RADFORD — Louise Montgomery Akers, 68 of Radford, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2005 at the New River Valley Medical Center. She was always the life of the party and was loved by everyone she met. She found the good in everyone and made use of this ability during her work with Meals on Wheels and sitting with the sick and elderly. She loved dancing and traveling to the beach and the lake where she loved being outdoors. She was retired from Inland Motors. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Sadie Montgomery and the father of her children, Russell Cox. Those left to remember her gracious gift of love and joyous smile are her son, R. W. Cox, Jr. of Radford; her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Garland Akers of Radford; her grandson and his wife, Jeremy and Brandi Akers of Beaverdam; her granddaughter, Leigh Anne Akers of Radford; two brothers and sister-in-law, Tommy and Sandy Montgomery of Roanoke County, and Curtis Montgomery of Radford; two sisters and brother-in-law, Ila Flinchum of Radford, and Jolene and Jack Archibald of Montana; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends. Louise believed in giving flowers during life not death, therefore, in lieu of flowers please send flowers to someone special or donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 9, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. Jonathan Webster officiating. Interment will follow in the Snowville Baptist Church Cemetery in Pulaski County. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

May 5, 2005

AKERS

Maggie

Lee

OWENS

PULASKI – Maggie Lee Owens Akers, age 76 of 111 17th Street, Pulaski passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at her home. Born September 28, 1928 in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late James Davis Owens and Mary Minnie Hill Owens. Her husband, Charlie Durwood Akers and one sister, Minnie Ellen Taylor, also preceded her in death.Surviving are: her three sisters, Dorothy Rena Warden, Pulaski, Lula Faye Trail, Pulaski, Elsie Newman, Tuscon, Ariz.; two brothers, James William Owens, Pulaski, Bobby Ray Owens, Pulaski.Funeral services will be conducted Friday 11 a.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends Friday morning from 10 a.m. until service hour at Bower Funeral Chapel. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

June 28, 2005

AKERS Robert Carl   Robert Carl Akers, Sr. age 66 of Pulaski passed away Sunday at the Pulaski Community Hospital. He was a member of the Fairlawn Church of God, and was a retired service technician. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Reba Caldwell Akers, and a son, Brian Keith Akers. Survivors include his wife, Anna S. Akers of Pulaski, two daughters, Donna Meredith of Pulaski, and Kathy Taylor of Blacksburg; a son, Robert C. Akers, Jr. of Pulaski; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Ernest Caldwell of Roanoke; and a sister, Mary Sue McDaniel of Dublin. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fairlawn Church of God with the Rev. Joe Strazzire officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin, where members of VFW Post #776 will conduct military graveside rites. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairlawn Church of God. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Sunday, June 15, 2003

AKERS

Robert

Carl

 

PULASKI - Robert Carl Akers, Jr., 36, of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2005 . He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Carl Akers, Sr., a brother, Brian Keith Akers, maternal grandparents, Vernon Sumner and Beulah Nester, and paternal grandparents, John Earl and Reba Caldwell Akers. Survivors include his mother, Anna S. Akers of Pulaski; two sisters, Donna Meredith of Pulaski, and Kathy Taylor of Blacksburg. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fairlawn Church of God with Rev. Joe Strazzire and Rev. Doug Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Fairlawn Church of God. The Akers family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

November 23, 2005

AKERS Robert Edward   Wednesday June 19, 1968
The funeral for Robert Edward Akers, 63, of 117 5th Street, who died suddenly early Tuesday morning in a Norton hospital, will be held today at 3pm from the First Presbyterian Church with the pastor, the Rev. William T. DuBose officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will include elders of the First Presbyterian Church.
The body will be at Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home until one hour before the service.
Tuesday June 18, 1968
AKERS Robert Ralph   RADFORD * Robert Ralph Akers, 76, of Radford, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2004 at Pulaski Community Hospital. He was a veteran of WW#II having served in the US Army and a retired mechanic for Burlington Industries. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Rowena Wilson Akers.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Akers of Dublin; a daughter, Karen Reynolds of Radford; a granddaughter; a great grandson; a sister, Charlotte Boyd of Fairlawn; and two brothers, Edgar "Pug" Akers of Radford and Edward "PeeWee" Akers of
Knoxville, Tenn. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home with Rev. Lester Kennedy officiating. Interment will
follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin, where members of VFW Post #776 will conduct military graveside rites. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Saturday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.
January 29, 2004
AKERS Roberta   RATCLIFFE Tuesday June 20, 1944
Funeral services for Mrs. Roberta Ratcliffe Akers, who died Saturday in a Radford hospital following an illness of about a year, were held yesterday from the Rockford Methodist church with interment in the church cemetery. The widow of Hobart Akers, she is survived by three daughter, three sons, four sisters and five brothers, including Herman Ratcliffe, of Pulaski.
Saturday June 17, 1944

AKERS

Roley

Clarence

 

RADFORD - Roley Clarence Akers, 86 of Radford, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2005. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and was a retired employee of St. Albans Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roley and Eugenia Akers, two sisters, Ruby Howell and Goldie Weeks, and his wife, Inez Akers. Survivors include a sister, Sylvia Jones of Christiansburg. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sunrise Burial Park in Radford with Rev. Bobby Sutphin officiating. Per Clarence's wishes, there will be no visitation. Arrangements are in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.

August 21, 2005

AKERS Samuel Ralph   Samuel Ralph Sam Akers, 83, of 5553 Cleburne Boulevard (Route 100), Dublin, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at his home. He was born on Oct. 3, 1919 in Pulaski County, and was the son of the late Richard Gray Akers and Sallie Roope Akers. He was retired from the Highway Dept. having worked for 40 years and was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. Mr. Akers was a member of the New Dublin Presbyterian Church. Mr. Akers was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Surviving are: his wife, Stella “Peggy” Akers, Pulaski; children, Samuel Ralph Akers, Jr., Blacksburg, Barbara Morris, Newbern, Winnie Williams, Wytheville, Chris Akers, Dublin; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Monday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski. Saturday, September 13, 2003
AKERS Sarah E. HAWKS Sarah E. Hawks Caviness Akers died on May 29, 2004. She was born on Jan. 30, 1925 in Logan County, WV., the daughter of the late Lawrence H. and Cora M. Hawks.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands William Howard Caviness and Charles H. Akers and three sisters, Mazie Grace Hawks, Hazel Milby Ritter and Gladys Parnell Largen.
She is survived by six children, Annie Lucille (Lucy) Austin, Austinsville; Clyde Wilson Caviness, Casacade, MD; Margaret Bullins Caviness, East Carbon UT; Joyce Caviness, East Carbon, UT; Charlotte Mayberry, Pulaski; and Tina Brentwood, Galax.
Also surviving are two sisters, Wanda (Gaye) Ham, Galax and Mrs. Bo (Jenny) Smith, Galax,
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at the Vaughan-Guynn McGrady Chapel with Bishop Jessie Hiatt officiating.
The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and Monday, May 31, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel.
Burial will be in the Stockner Cemetery.
May 29, 2004
AKERS Thomas     Friday February 7, 1919
Thomas Akers died this morning at 12:20 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.L. Craig, in East Pulaski. His death was due to paralysis, having suffered a second stroke on Wednesday afternoon about 3 o'clock, since which time he rapidly declined. He suffered a stroke about 4 years ago.
The deceased was well known in Pulaski county, having lived therein 55 of the 72 years of his life. He leave to mourn their loss the following adult children: Edward Akers, of Bristol; Mrs. J.J. Morehead and Mrs. J.L. Craig of Pulaski; Mrs. Lizzie Granner, Mrs. Lucy Cutlip, and Miss Gleana Akers, of West Virginia.
The funeral service will be conducted from the home of his daughter on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, after which the body will be interred in the cemetery at Thornspring.
Friday February 7, 1919
AKERS William     Monday December 17, 1962
William Akers Jr., died Dec. 15 in Detroit Michigan.
Survivors include one son, Billy Akers, Martinsville; one daughter Mrs. Janet Nichols, North Carolina; mother, Mrs. William Akers, Pulaski; two sisters Mrs. I.N. Morefield, Pulaski, Mrs. Alberta Gleason, Martinsville; one brother, Calvin Akers, Detroit.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
December 15, 1962
ALBANO James Michelino   Sunday February 22, 1959
Funeral services for James Michelino Albano, 35, who died Friday in the Lynchburg General Hospital from injuries received in a car-train collision Thursday will be held this afternoon at 2:30pm from the Thornspring Methodist Church. The Rev. W.J. Elzey and the Rev. T.F. Herndon will have charge of the services. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.
The Mercer Lodge 160 AF and AM of Bluefield, W. Va. will have charge of the graveside service and will serve as pallbearers. The body will remain at the Thornspring Road residence until 1pm when it will be taken to the church.
Friday February 20, 1959

ALBERT

Elva

 

RICHARDSON

BASTIAN, VA — Elva Richardson Albert, 85 of Kegley Manor Nursing Home in Bastian, VA and formerly of Dublin, VA, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2004 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bluefield, WV. She was born in Mullens, WV on July 22, 1919 to the late Pete and Betty Ann Richardson. She was a member of Dublin United Methodist Church and was retired from the dietary department at Radford University. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Payton Albert, and her brothers and sisters, Ted Richardson, Rev. Lee Richardson, Wilton Richardson, Lawrence Richardson, Arnold Richardson, Elton Richardson, Lessie Richardson, and Irene Bond. Survivors include a son, Danny Dean Albert; two daughters, Joanne Ercoline and Susan Doss, both of Bluefield, WV; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Interment will follow in Radford Cemetery in Floyd County where the family will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kegley Manor Nursing Home, Box 105, Bastian, VA 24314. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Louvenia Buford Hunt, age 93 of 4596 Thaxton Road, Pulaski passed away Friday, December 10, 2004. Arrangements pending by Bower Funeral Chapels, Pulaski.

December 9, 2004

ALBERT Hazel   WOLFE Wednesday December 27, 1972
Mrs. Hazel Wolfe Albert, 55, of 238-11th St., N.W., died Tuesday morning at her home.
Born in Wythe County, the daughter of the late William Albert Wolfe and Margaret Holmes Wolfe, she is survived by her husband Arnold W. Albert Sr., one son, Arnold W. Albert Jr., Pulaski; one daughter, Mrs. Harvey C. Semones, Honolula, Hawaii; three brothers, Henry Wolfe, Stein Wolfe, and Davis Wolfe, all of Pulaski; one sister Mrs. Trent Rosenbaum, Roanoke, also two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2pm Thursday from Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Hershey J. Longenecker officiating. Burial will be in Thornspring Cemetery.
Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Tuesday December 26, 1972
ALBERT John Ed   Tuesday September 10, 1940
John Ed Albert, 65, died Saturday evening, August 31, in the New Altamont hospital at Christiansburg following a week's illness. He was a farmer, born in Pulaski county, and is survived by his widow. Burial took place Monday in the family cemetery with the Rev. B.C. Croy and the Rev. Mrs. Worley in charge.
Saturday August 31, 1940
ALBERT Margaret   TOLLEY Margaret Tolley Albert, 87, of Radford, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2003 at the Highland Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center. She was a member of the Radford Christian Church. Survivors include two sisters, Elsie Tolley White of Dublin and Pauline T. Shelton of Radford; several nephews and nieces; and several great nieces and great nephews. Funeral services will be held today, May 11, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. Andrew Woodward officiating. Interment will follow in the West View Cemetery in Radford. The family received friends Saturday at the Mullins Funeral Home. Thursday May 8, 2003
ALBERT Mary Alice ROOPE Friday June 28, 1968
Mrs. Mary Alice Albert, 92, died Friday at Pulaski General Hospital.
Mrs. Albert was the widow of the late Thomas Franklin Albert who died in May of 1950.
A life-long member of the First United Methodist Church, Mrs. Albert lived at 144 Fourth St., N.W., Pulaski.
Born in Pulaski County on June 15, 1876, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Jane Miles Roope.
Surviving are five daughter, Mrs. Ella Wirt of Pulaski, Mrs. Dava Rorrer of Landover, MD., Mrs. S.D. Phillips and Mrs. George Brown of Leesburg, and Mrs. Mamie Warden of Bel Air, MD.
Other survivors are four sons, Cabell N. Albert of High Point, N.C., Garnett F. Albert of Vinton, Newton and Henry L. Albert, both of Pulaski; 30 grandchildern, 57 great-grandchildern, and 27 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm Sunday from the First Methodist Chrucj of Pulaski. Dr. Robert H. Duncan and the Rev. James Hubbard will officiate.
The body will remain at Strickland's Funeral Home __ hour before the ____.
Friday June 28, 1968
ALBERT Mary Elizabeth FARMER Friday December 4, 1964
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Albert, 78, of 218 11th St., N.W. died last night enroute to Pulaski Hospital.
She was the widow of Gilbert Wise Albert who preceded her is death June 6, 1958. She was born in Pulaski County April 5, 1886, the daughter of the later Milton and Minnie Farmer.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. L.L. Graham, Pulaski; Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Myra Runion, Alameda, Calif.; and Mrs. Brady Kidd, Floyd; six sons, Irvin W. Albert, Staunton; Arnold, Rudolph, Landis, and Basil Albert all of Pulaski; Kelly Albert, Storie, Calif.; two sisters Mrs. Elbert Rudisill, Pulaski, Mrs. Ralph Trall, Storrie, Calif.
Funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30pm from First Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. David P. Cheverton and the Rev. James Edwards. Burial will be in Thornspring Cemetery.
The body will remain at Strickler's Funeral Home until one hour before the service.
Thrusday December 3, 1964

ALDERMAN

Lillie

 

SHOCKLEY

PULASKI – Lillie Shockley Alderman, 89, of Pulaski and formerly of Draper died early Thursday morning Dec. 30, 2004 in the Pulaski Health and Rehab. Center. She was born in Carroll County on July 27, 1915 and was the daughter of the late John M. Shockley and Blanche Dalton Shockley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lee Alderman and by a son, Joe Bill Alderman. She was a member of the Faith Bible Church, Pulaski. Surviving are: her daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Ralph Jones, Pulaski; sister, Amanda Hanks, Franklin, Va.; brother, Martin Shockley, Franklin, Va.; grandchildren and spouses, Karen Jones, Alyson and Ben Linkous, Melanie Eads, Terry and Karen Jones, Jeff and Jeanette Jones, Robin Lee Boyd; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jim Linkous officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Friday evening from the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. The family wishes that memorials be made to the Faith Bible Church, 110 Lagrange Street, Pulaski, Va. 24301. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Dec. 30, 2004

ALDERMAN

Virginia

 

 

HILLSVILLE - Virginia Smith Alderman, age 80 of Hillsville passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2005 in Blacksburg. Mrs. Alderman was preceded in death by her husband James A. Alderman Sr. She is survived by three daughters & sons-in-law Shirley & George Moore of Gastonia, NC, Pat & John Worrell of Blacksburg, and Linda & Roger Stilwell of Pulaski; sons & daughter-in-law James A. Jr. & Fay Alderman of Hillsville and Dennis Michael Alderman of Blacksburg; three grandchildren & spouse Christine Stilwell Carico, Heidi Lynne & Rodney Dalton and A. J. Worrell; one great grandchild Shonda Marie Carico; one great grandchild to be Madisyn Q. Dalton and special caregiver Delores McDonnell. Funeral services will be Saturday August 6, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel in Hillsville. The Rev. Richard Gilbert will officiate. Burial will follow in the Gardner Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, August 5 at the funeral home. Flowers would be appreciated; however, donations may be made to Gentle Shepherd Hospice, 6045 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, VA 24019 or Shriners Cripple Children Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277.

August 3, 2005

ALDRED Francis Augustus   Transcribed by Liz Linden
Francis Augustus Aldred, 67, of 1317 Greenbrier Ave, Northwood, died Sunday in a Roanoke hospital following a sudden illness.
Born in Quincy, Mass., Oct. 12, 1893, the son of the late Sydney and Isobel Ferguson Aldred, he was a retired Appalachian Power Company employe.
Mr. Aldred is survived by his wife, Mrs. Una Walker Aldred; one son, Francis K. Aldred, Lynchburg; five sisters, Mrs. Frank Johnson, Mrs. Allen Murrary, Mrs. Eric Dexter, Mrs. Loring Andrews and Miss Grace Aldred, all of Halifax, Canada. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a. m. from Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. John R. Campbell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Birchlawn Cemetery, Pearisburg.
The body will remain at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will include Foy J. Howard, William T. Tate, C. L. Whitehurst, Jr., A. F. Horne, Vernon W. Hinton, and John R. Powers.
Sunday, May 28, 1961
ALERMAN Earnest Henery   Earnest Henery Alerman, age 73 of Pulaski and Christiansburg passed away Thursday, December 11, 2003 at the New River Valley Medical Center.
Born June 2, 1930 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Spotwood T. Alderman and Dollie Susan Alderman. One sister, Emma Alderman and four brothers, Arnold, Carl, Elmer and Cecil Alderman, also preceded him in death.
Surviving include two sisters, Irene Presgraves and Anna Alderman, both of Radford, and companion Earnestine Guynn of Pulaski.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bower Funderal Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Dale Akers and Rev. David Hoover officiating. Interment will follow in Hufford Cemetery, Pulaski.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service time at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski.
Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.
December 11, 2003
ALEXANDER Ellen   WILCOX January 16, 1972
Mrs. Ellen Wilcox ALEXANDER ,75, of 2208 Lee Highway, died Saturday afternoon at her home. She was the wife of Ralph Maddock ALEXANDER . Born Oct. 9, 1896 in Seneca Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Filo WILCOX and Esther JEWETT WILCOX A member of the first Presbyterian Church and the DAR, she is survived by, in addition to her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Charles M. STERNS, Jr., Yorktown, Mrs. Todd OLSON, Prospect Heights, Ill., one son, Ralph M. ALEXANDER , Jr., Dixon, Ill., and nine grandchildren. The remains rest at Stevens Funeral Home, pending funeral arrangements.
Sunday, January 16, 1972
ALEXANDER Harry     Sunday October 22, 1961
Funeral services for Harry Alexander, Little Rock, Ark., will be held today at 3pm from Stevens Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Manson B. Tate, pastor of New Dublin Presbyterian Church. Mr. Alexander, prominent merchant died unexpectedly Oct 18. Burial will be in the family plot in the Newburn Cemetery.
The body arrived in Pulaski Saturday afternoon and will remain at Stevens.
October 18, 1961

ALEXANDER

Jerry

Lee

 

DRAPER – Jerry Lee Alexander, age 53 of 2232 Burleigh Horton Road, Draper passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004. Born April 30, 1951 in Pulaski, he was the son of Clinton Seebird and Edna Pearl Lawson Alexander. An infant sister preceded him in death. Surviving are: daughters and sons-in-law, Tracy and Dennis Hanks, Piney, Va., Sherry and Curtis Robert, Draper; step children, Charlotte Ann Akers, Dublin, Violet Louise Hinkley, Hillsville, Douglas Raymond Coble, Jr.; parents, Clinton and Edna Alexander, Draper; brother, Wayne and wife Diane Alexander, Draper; sister, Rebecca Sue Nixon, Draper; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two nieces; four great nieces; one great nephew. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Johnny Howlett officiating. Interment will follow at the Draper Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Draper. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bobwhite Blvd., Pulaski. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

Nov. 16, 2004

ALEXANDER Joe Mac   Transcribed by Pam Jones
Wednesday, January 21, 1962
Funeral service for Joe Mac Alexander, 74, 33 7th St., N. W. who died suddenly Tuesday morning at his home, will be held Thursday at 11 a. m. from Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Angus R. Shaw officiating assisted by the Rev. Edward F. Lovill. Interment will follow in the Newbern Cemetery. A member of the First Presbyterian Church, he was a retired salesman-farmer. Active pallbearers will include William M. JONES, W. Marvin BEARD, Woodson S. CUMMINGS, Walter W. ALLISON, W. H. ALLISON and Clarence I. PAINTER, Jr.
The body will remain at the funeral home.
Sunday, January 21, 1962
ALEXANDER Kenneth Baldwin   Thursday January 27, 1977
Newbern-ALEXANDER, Kenneth Baldwin, Sr., age 82 died late Tuesday night at the home of his son, Kenneth B. ALEXANDER,Jr., Dublin. He was a retired farmer. He was a member and elder of the Dublin Presbyterian Church and a member of American Legion Post #7, Pulaski. He served in the Army during WWi. He is survived by his wife Minnie KING ALEXANDER; one son Kenneth B. ALEXANDER,Jr., Dublin; three grandchildren. Funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. from the Dublin Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Manson B. Tate officiating. Burial will be in Newbern Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Arthritis Foundation or the Presbyterian Children's Home in Wytheville. Friends may call Thursday at Stevens Funeral Home Pulaski where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m.
January 25, 1977
ALEXANDER Susan       1936
ALEXANDER Virginia Helen BOND Virginia Helen Bond Alexander, age 81, of Pulaski, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2003 in the Pulaski Community Hospital. She was born in Wythe County August 20, 1922, daughter of the late George W. and Villa Lawson Bond. She was a member of the Church of God and taught Sunday school for many years and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Alexander and a son, Tony Alexander. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Eva and Phillip Morrison, Sherry and John Hagee all of Dublin; two grandchildren and spouse, Dee-Dee and Kris Norman of Pulaski, Jonathan Hagee of Dublin; step-granddaughter, Crystal and Rev. Chris White of Paris, Ill.; two step-great-grandchildren, Courtney White, J. C. White; two brothers, Lawrence and Judy Bond of Hillsville, LaHue Bond of Max Meadows; sister and brother-in-law; Berta and Carl Viars of Pulaski; a special aunt to many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Dublin Church of God with the Rev. Michael Collins and the Rev. Daniel McGlothlin officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Christian Church Cemetery, Draper. The Body will be taken to the church where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Reese Funeral Home, Austinville, Va. is in charge of arrangements. Sunday, July 06, 2003
ALEXANDER William Lee   William Lee Alexander, Sr., of Draper, died Aug. 14, 2003 in Lewis Gale Hospital. He was born Mar. 15, 1920 and was the son of the late Charles and Rebecca Alexander. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Vida L. Alexander and a son Barry K. Alexander, six brothers, two sisters. He was a member of the Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church, Draper. Surviving are: his sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Charlotte Alexander, Christiansburg, Bill and Judy Alexander, Pulaski; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Jean and Donald Sweeney, Roanoke, Vicki and Bobby Cruff, Killeen, Texas; grandchildren and spouses, Tonia Wood, Roanoke, Brian and Melissa Alexander, Christiansburg, Kevin and Bethany Alexander, Christiansburg, Holly Hubbard, Roanoke, April Alexander, Raleigh, N. C., Autumn Alexander, Dublin, Scott and Michelle Cruff, Killen, Texas, B. J. Cruff, Killen, Texas, Todd Cruff, Killen, Texas; great grandchildren, Tyler and Cody Wood, Roanoke, Alex Hubbard, Roanoke, Morgan Cundiff, Roanoke, Madyline Alexander, Dublin, Avery and Adisson Alexander, Christiansburg; step-grandson, Chris Sweeney, Roanoke; step-great grandchildren, Kelsey Wood, Roanoke, Coleton and Corey Shedrock, Killen, Texas; brothers and spouses, Nathaniel and Evelyn Alexander, Kent, Ohio, Atchley and Jo Alexander, Graham, N. C., Claiborne and Shirley Alexander, Max Meadows, Larry and Vickie Alexander, Thomasville, N. C.; sisters and spouses, Alta Smythers, Allisonia, Lora Akers, Narrows, Nancy Harbin, Altanta, Ga., Gretude Holston, Dublin, Gail and Bobby Dillon, Peterstown, W. V.; friend, Mary Blevins, Pulaski; sisters-in-law, Beulah Rupe, Pulaski, Joan Lawson, Draper, Joann Lawson, Pulaski; several nieces and nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Pastor Jim Dunn, Pastor Michael Ingo and Pastor Kenneth Fogus officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visiting will be Saturday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski. Thursday, August 14, 2003
ALLEN J. G.   Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Tuesday, May 29, 1928
J. G. ALLEN died Wednesday at his home at Foster Falls, following an illness of one week from pneumonia. He is survived by his widow and five children any many relatives and friends. He had been a faithful member of the church for 11 years and a man highly esteemed by a great many of friends throughout the community in which he lived.
 
ALLEN John Madison   Monday March 5, 1934
John Madison Allen, 62, prominent farmer of White Gate, passed away Saturday at his home. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 1 o’clock with interment in the family cemetery. Mr. Allen, a friend of Pulaski Boy scouts, who have camped on his farm, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maud Fanning Allen; a daughter Jane; and a brother, Dr. Carey Allen of the navy stationed in the Panama canal zone.
Burial Allen Cemetery in White Gate
March 3, 1934
ALLEN Laura   STEWARDSON Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Sunday, September 10, 1961
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura STEWARDSON ALLEN, 48, who died in the Pulaski Hospital Friday night, will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy at Poplar Camp with the Revs. H.E. Vernon and Raymond Carpenter officiating, Burial will follow at the Teter Cemetery.
The body will remain at Strickler’s Funeral Home until one hour before the service.
Surviving are one son, Dennis ALLEN, Rt. 2, Max Meadows; one daughter, Miss Eunice ALLEN, Martinsville; one brother, Benjamin STEWARDSON; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah HORTON, Rt. 2, Max Meadows and Mrs. Fleta MUSSELMAN, Roanoke.
Friday, September 08, 1961
ALLEN Martha Lynn   Thursday October 18, 1973
Funeral services for Martha Lynn Allen, of Dublin who died Tuesday were held today at 2pm at the Dublin Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Roy L. Gibson officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memory Gardens.
The body was taken to the church at noon today to lie instate until the service.
Strickler's Funeral Home, Dublin, handled the arrangements.
Tuesday October 16, 1973

ALLEN

Melissa

 

SHULER

MAX MEADOWS – Melissa Shuler Allen, age 67, of Max Meadows, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004. She was the daughter of the late Dr. James and Lucy Shuler. She was retired from Pulaski County Dept. of Social Services and was a member of Duke Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are: her daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Bronson and David Sumiga, of Delahey Victoria, Australia; son, Robert Howard Allen, Jr. of Max Meadows. Funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Dr. Donald Stansell with the interment in Comers Rock. The family will receive friends at Grubb Funeral Home Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time. Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nov. 12, 2004

ALLEN     COMBS Thursday July 8, 1920
The body of Mrs. S.J. Allen arrived Wednesday on No. 11 and was taken by the M.W. Stevens Estate, funeral directors, to Alum Springs, where burial took place immediately after arrival. Mrs. Allen died at Bluefield early Wednesday, aged 34 years, her death due to tuberculosis. She was a daughter of John Combs and a native of Pulaski County.
Wednesday July 7, 1920
ALLEN Walter E.   Transcribed by: Pam Jones
Wednesday July 5, 1961
Walter E. ALLEN, 83, 530 Fairmont Ave., Bristol, died yesterday at 7 p.m. at Bristol Memorial Hospital. He was the father of Mrs. J. Lyle SMITH, Pulaski. Survivors include his wife Beulah D. ALLEN; besides Mrs. SMITH, a daughter, Mrs. Addis L. SNODGRASS, Bristol; two grandsons, Allan A. SNODGRASS, Bristol and Dean Lyle SMITH, Pulaski. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from State Street Methodist Church, Bristol, with Dr. C. P. Hardin, officiating assisted by Eldon Moore. Burial will be Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol. The deceased was the son of the late William E. ALLEN and Mary Awson ALLEN. He was a member of the State Street Methodist Church, superintendent of the Sunday school for 25 years, member of the board of stewards at time of his death, member of the board of trustees; past president of Rotary Club and secretary; traffic manager for the Appalachian Division of the Southern Railway prior to his retirement in 1947 and member at King Lodge, 641.
Tuesday, July 04, 1961
ALLEY Anna Mae TABOR Tuesday September 10, 1940
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Mae Alley, 27, wife of James H. Alley who died Saturday at the Pulaski hospital following a several weeks' illness were held at the Pentecostal Holiness church Sunday with interment in the Newburn cemetery. Surviving are her husband, a daughter Rena Opal, two sons, Phillip Lee and Walter Edgar, and four stepchildren Lois, Mildred, Eugene, and Earl; her parents Mrs. and Mrs. Early Tabor; four brothers and three sisters and a host of relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Claude Holliday, L.M. Brookman, Charles Quesenberry, Palmer Whittington, Mike Kegley, Bill Harris. Flower girls were Louise Bishop, Pauline Swain, Ruby Hearon, Helen Wooten, Maireane Brauley, Irene Cecil, Virginia Holliday, Ellen Holliday, Elizabeth Eppely, Bertha Dickerson, Margaret Wheeling, Lucille Eversole, Beulah Hawkins.
Sunday September 8, 1940
ALLEY Bonnie       1936

ALLEY

Daphne

 

DUNFORD

DRAPER – Daphne Dunford Alley, 61, of 4152 Old Baltimore Road, Draper and formerly of the Piney Community (Wythe County) died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 in the Pulaski Community Hospital. She was born in Wythe County on Oct. 2, 1945 and was the daughter of the late Roy Dunford and Mary Frye Dunford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Alley and by a sister, Judy Burnette. She was an employee of Jefferson Mills with 34 years of service. Surviving are: her son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Brenda Alley, Max Meadows; special friend and companion, Harry Dishon, Jr., Draper; sister, Effie Dunford, Wytheville; brother and sister-in-law, Roy Lee “Tom Tink” and Marie Dunford, Wytheville; step-grandchild, Cole Barker, Max Meadows; several nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held Friday at 8 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Brian Wyke and Rev. Hal Lewis officiating. Visiting will be Friday at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the service hour. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Piney. The family wishes that memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Lead Mines Rescue Squad, Austinville. The family will be meeting at the residences of Harry Dishon, Jr., 4152 Old Baltimore Road, Draper or Sam and Brenda Alley, 3281 Major Graham Road, Max Meadows. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.

Oct. 4, 2006

ALLEY Edgar Harrison   Edgar Harrison Alley, 70, Case Knife Road, died in the Pulaski Hospital Friday morning. He was born in Wythe County March 4, 1892 a son of the late Riley and Nancy Belle Mabe Alley. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kilts Robertson Alley, three daughters, Mrs. Lewis Saunders, Mrs. William T. Manuel both of Pulaski, Mrs. Verlin Dean, Max Meadows; one son, Garnett Harrison Alley, Pulaski; 14 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Anderson, Mrs. Lara Graveley, Mrs. Carrie Jones all of Pulaski; Mrs. W. W. Hilderbrand, Portsmouth, Va; Mrs. James Wright of Thomasville,__ C., ___a brother, C. P. Alley, P_____. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William T. Manuel on the Case Knife Road, conducted by the Rev. Daniel Ridpath. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens at Dublin. The body was removed from Strickler’s Saturday afternoon to the Manuel home to remain until the hour of services. Sunday, April 22, 1962
ALLEY Elsie   ROOP Elsie Roop Alley, age 89 of 4640 Blackhollow Road Dublin, and the Pulaski Health and Rehabilitation Center died Tuesday October 28, 2003 at the Health Care Center. Born December 3, 1913 in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late Lucy Albert Roop and Samuel Hampton Roop. She was a member of the First Christian Church with over 75 years membership. Mrs. Alley worked many years at the Sadler Hosiery Mill and later at Radford Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Everett Richard Alley, Sr. Two sisters; Loma R. Fristoe of Front Royal, Va., and Francis R. Crosier of Radford. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Pulaski with the Rev. Randy Winn and the Rev. Cecil Deel officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Visiting will be anytime Thursday after 2:00 P.M. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski. October 28, 2003
ALLEY Harry Eugene   Tuesday October 10, 1972
Harry Eugene Alley Sr., 52, of 1912 Monte Vista Drive, died unexpectedly Monday morning in Pulaski General Hospital. He was an inspector at Jefferson Mills.
Born in Pulaski Oct 25, 1919, he was the son of the late Mable Carper Alley and a Veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marie White Alley; one daughter, Mrs. George Reed, College Park, MD.; one son Pvt. Harry Eugene Alley Jr., Ft. Jackson, S.C.; his father James H. Alley, Pulaski; one brother William E. Alley, Adelphia, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Edwards, Pulaski, and Mrs. Marco Hawkins, Harve de Grace, Md.; four half-brothers Everett Alley and James Alley both of Pulaski; Walter Alley and Phillip Alley both of Harve de Grace, Md.; one half sister, Mrs. Rena Yuna, Harve de Grace, Md..
The funeral will be held at 3:30pm Wednesday from the First Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev, Parris Wood officiating, assisted by the Rev C.J. Paytae. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.
Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Monday October 9, 1972

ALLEY

Lennie

Leona

HANKS

BLACKSBURG – Lennie Leona Hanks Alley, age 87 of 3610 South Main Street, Blacksburg and formerly of Pulaski passed away Monday, April 25, 2005 at the Montgomery Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 28, 1918 in Woodlawn, Va. she was the daughter of the late Otie and Jane Hanks. Her husband, James Paul Alley, one son, Thurman Alley and one daughter, Geraldine J. Cromer also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Bobwhite Blvd. Church of God. Surviving are: her daughters, Sharon Farley, Pulaski, Rita Bryant, Palm Bay, Fla.; sisters, Edith Stratton, Chesterfield, Va., Artie Mae Wessells, Bloxom, Va., Vada Matthews, Hampton, Va.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin with Brother Theodore Worley officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

April 25, 2005

ALLEY Owen Cleveland   PULASKI - Owen Owen Alley, age 74 of Pulaski, died Monday August 2, 2004 at Pulaski Community Hospital. Born May 24, 1930 in Pulaski, he was the son of the late Nellie Sutphin Alley and Leonard "Lynn" Alley. He was a retired employee of Magnox and a veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Korean Conflict, a member of the Pulaski V.F.W., and was a member of the Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, and a special grandson. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Betty Gates Alley of Pulaski: one son; Owen Robert Alley and his wife Rita of Goose Creek, S.C.: one daughter; Teresa "Terri" A. Six and her husband Mike of Pulaski. Also survived by two grandsons: James Steven Alley of Goose Creek, S.C., and Robert Allen Alley of the U.S. Airforce in Korea, and one granddaughter; Pamala Jean Alley of Goose Creek, S.C. Also survived by a friend and brother of love, Bill Lester and his wife Martha. Funeral services will be held Thursday August 5, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Weston Guthrie officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery where the V.F.W. Post 1184 will conduct military graveside rites. Visiting will be anytime Wednesday after 2 p.m. where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted, but for those who wish, they may make memorial contributions in the memory of Mr. Alley to the Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski. August 2, 2004
ALLEY Samuel Burton   Wednesday Oct 28, 1964
Samuel Burton Alley, 87, of 7 Second St. S.W. died yesterday morning in a Wytheville Hospital.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Troy Lundy and Mrs. Albert Dowdy both of Pulaski, Mrs. Kirby Clark, Jacksonville, N.C., Mrs. Cling King, Woodlawn, Mrs. Walter Fender, Okilnawa; three sons, Swanson Alley, Pulaski, Everett Alley, Concord, N.C., Walter Alley, Woodlawn; two brothers, Jim Alley, Elk Creek, Tom Alley, Woodlawn; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral will be Thursday at 2pm from Pleasant View Church, Carroll County, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Carpenter, the Rev. Sam Barnes, the Rev. Henry Elderidge and the Rev. Marvin Porter. Burial will be in Pickett Cemetery.
The body will remain at Strickler's Funeral Home until one hour before the service.
Tuesday Oct 27, 1964
ALLEY Virginia Hale VIRGINIA HALE ALLEY (11-14-2007)
PULASKI – Virginia Hale Alley, age 84, of Pulaski, formerly of Wytheville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007. She was the daughter of the late Emmett and Myrtle Hale and was retired from Burlington Industries Newbern Plant. She was preceded in death by her husband William L. Alley.
Surviving are: her sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Dina Alley of Salem, Bill and Jeanelle Alley of Fredericksburg; sister, Ruby H. Fanning of Wytheville; grandchildren, Peyton Alley, Shawn Alley, Tracy Alley.
A graveside service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the West End Cemetery conducted by Rev. John Grimm. There will be no visitation at the Funeral Home.
Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
November 14, 2007

ALLEY

Winnie

 

 

PULASKI — Winnie “Helen” Vass Alley, age 87 of Pulaski, died Monday morning March 27, 2006 in Pulaski Community Hospital. She was born September 2, 1918 in Carroll Co., Va. She attended the Dublin Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Raymond Alley, and a daughter, Betty Jo Alley Bruce, and two brothers, Burl and William. She is survived by four sisters; Hazel Alley of Pulaski, Mary Ruth Burton and her husband Bill of Dublin, and Rose “Tootsie” Murphy of Mississippi, and Lottie Marshall of Mt. Airy, N.C.: three grandchildren; Wayne Bruce, Jr. and his wife Samantha of Johnson City, TN, Carla Bruce Thompson and her husband Dr. Donald Thompson of Birmingham, AL, and Michelle Bruce Tarasidis and her husband Dr. Charles Tarasidis of Radford: seven great-grandchildren; Erin Bruce, Evan Bruce, Ryan Thompson, Jacob Thompson, Alexandra Tarasidis, Andrew Tarasidis, and Christina Tarasidis. Funeral services will be held Thursday March 30, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons with the Rev. Jim Alley officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be anytime Wednesday after 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.

March 27, 2006

ALLISON

Alan

Hickman

 

ALLEN HICKMAN ALLISON (11-14-2007)
FRANKLIN, VA. – Allen Hickman Allison, 81, of Franklin, Va., died on Nov. 10, 2007. He was born in Jewel Ridge, Va., a son of the late James Abner and Margaret Brown Allison. Mr. Allison was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Betty Parker Allison; a brother, Jim Allison; and his stepmother, Rachel Oglesby Allison. He attended the Virginia Military Institute and left to become a United States Army paratrooper during World War II. Mr. Allison received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Virginia Tech. He worked for Smith Douglas Fertilizer, then for Virginia Tech as an extension agronomist at the Tidewater Research Station in Holland, with a specialty in peanuts until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of Holland United Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, James Parker Allison of Washington, D.C. and Allen Hickman Allison, Jr., of Encinitas, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Nancy P. Richardson of Virginia Beach and Margaret Allison of Roanoke; brother-in-law, Owen Parker and his wife, Kathy, of Mt. Olive, N.C.; first cousin, Catherine Gannaway of Pulaski; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and a special friend, Louise Haynes of Pulaski.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 in Holland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at The Village at Woods Edge, 1401 North High Street after the service and suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Worrell, 717 Fairview Drive, Franklin, Va. 23851.
www.wrightfuneralhome.org

November 14, 2007

ALLISON

Alan

Ricardo

 

DRAPER — Alan Ricardo "Ricky" Allison, 47 of Draper, went to be with the Lord Wednesday Nov. 9, 2005. Born July 29, 1957 in Radford, he is the son of Margaret Windle Allison and the late William Wayne Allison, Sr. Ricky was a lifelong resident of Draper, except for short periods of time living in Pulaski and Dublin. He was a member of the Draper Valley Presbyterian Church, and a graduate of the Pulaski County High School. He had been employed by Powers Building Mart, landscaping at Laurel Woods Apts. in Pulaski and at Blue Ridge Tree Farms of Austinsville for several years. Ricky had been in ill health the latter years of his life. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Windle and Mrs. and Mrs. William Allison. He was also preceded in death by his father: William Wayne "Booty" Allison, twin brother: James Randy Allison: sister Cynthia Elizabeth "Cindy" Allison, and brothers: William Wayne Allison, Jr. and Keith Emmuel Allison. He is survived by his mother; Mrs. Margaret Windle Allison of Draper: a sister; Alice A. Hensley of Blountville, Tenn., 5 nieces, 4 nephews, and several special cousins. Funeral services will be held Sunday November 13, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Draper Valley Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kenneth Pierce, the Rev. Randall Lawrence, the Rev. George Freeman, and the Rev. Earnest Chinault officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visiting will be anytime Saturday after 4:00 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. The family will also accept visitors at the home of his mother on Holbert Ave. in Draper. Ricky will be sadly missed by his family and friends. His way of always making people laugh made his presence always enjoyable. We will miss you Ricky. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.

Nov. 9, 2005

ALLISON

Carl

Benjamin

 

DUBLIN – Carl Benjamin “Benny” Allison, age 44 of Dublin went to be with his Lord, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004. Benny has gone to Rest High on that Mountain and is now at peace with his maker. Born June 15, 1960 in Pulaski, he is the son of Carl Roy Allison and Sonya O’Dell Allison. He was preceded in death by one sister, Shanna Allison Burnette, maternal grandparents, Harry and Eunice O’Dell and Paternal Grandparents, Thornton and Macie Allison. Benny was a Master plumber and self employed contractor and owned and operated the Allison Mechanical Contractors Co., Dublin. Surviving are: one son, Eric Allison, Dublin; one daughter, Trisha Allison, Christiansburg; two grandsons, Nick Gray and Brayden Allison; parents, Carl Roy Allison and Sonya O’Dell Allison, Pulaski; sister and brother-in-law, Robyn and Jeff Sheets, Pulaski; brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Debbie Allison, Pulaski; several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Church of God, Pulaski with Pastor Jerry Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pulaski Church of God, Bob White Blvd. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

Oct. 17, 2004

ALLISON

Charles

Murray

 

BEDFORD - Charles Murray Allison, 69, of Bedford, died Saturday, October 1, 2005, at his home with his family at his side. He was born in Pulaski, Virginia, on June 6, 1936, the son of the late William Bramlett Allison and Kate Mitchell Allison. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. William B. Allison, Jr.. Charlie is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Rebecca Fizer Allison; his children, Jane Allison Parker with Richard Hamlett of Roanoke, Virginia, Charles Murray Allison, Jr. and wife Ann of Goode, Virginia, Kate Allison Hurst and husband Clyde of Arlington, Virginia; and nine grandchildren, Tom Parker, Mary Kate Parker, Mollie Parker, Stefanie Erb, Sarah Erb, Rebecca Allison, Clyde Hurst, IV, Charles Hurst, and William Hurst. Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Mitchell Allison Powell of Elkins, West Virginia and Katherine Allison Chilton of Union Hall as well as several nephews and a niece. Charlie was a graduate of Virginia Tech, a dairy farmer and owner/ broker of CMA Realty. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, a former member of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors, one of the founders of Otterburn Academy, a member of the Lynchburg Elks Lodge, Blue Ridge Chitterling Club, and the Hokie Club. He loved bird hunting, bird dogs and football. Most of all he loved his family and they loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Hospice House Fund c/o the Bedford Community Health Foundation, P.O. Box 1104, Bedford, Virginia 24523. A graveside service will be conducted 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 4, 2005, at the Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Pulaski County, with Rev. Dr. Carl H. Douglass, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Monday, October 3, 2005, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford. To send condolences, please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

October 1, 2005

ALLISON David Craig   Thursday March 26, 1942
Services were conducted Sunday at the Allisonia Methodist church for David Craig Allison, 83, who died at the home of his brother, H.B. Allison in Allisonia, with whom he lived for the past eight years.
The Rev. C.A. Brabston, of Etawah, Tenn. was in charge. Interment was in the family cemetery.
The deceased is survived by four brothers, Joe of Hillsville, Walter and H.B. of Allisonia, and Fulton of Max Meadows.
ALLISON Eugene     Friday September 29, 1961
Eugene Allison, 59, died suddenly last night at his home in Carthage, Ill..
He was born and reared in Allisonia and had resided in Carthage for 40 years.
Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Hettie Allison and daughter Miss Virginia Allison both of Carthage; mother Mrs. H.B. Allison, Allisonia; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Bradston, Chattanooga, Tenn., Mrs. Edgar Turman, Allisonia; two brothers Raby Allison, Hiwassee and Thornton Allison, Allisonia.
Funeral service and burial will be in Carthage Sunday afternoon.
Thrusday September 28, 1961

ALLISON

Margaret

 

WINDLE

Mrs. Margaret Windle Allison went to be with the Lord on September 27, 2006 at her home in Draper, VA. She was a lifelong resident of Draper except for a brief time spent living in Wythe County. She was born in Pulaski County on November 17, 1925 and was the daughter of the late J.E. and Etta Windle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Wayne "Booty" Allison; an infant brother; three sisters: Mrs. Lois Quesenberry, Mrs. Elizabeth Roseberry and Mrs. Lola Dalton; and by five of her six children: Cynthia "Cindy" Allison, Randall "Randy" Allison, Keith Emmuel Allison, William Wayne Allison, Jr. and Alan "Ricky" Allison; and by one grandson, Travis Quesenberry Allison. Mrs. Allison was an accomplished writer having had numerous articles and short stories published in her younger years. Later in life she wrote columns for the Southwest Times in Pulaski, the Enterprise in Wytheville, and the Carroll County News of Hillsville. She also was a carrier for the Southwest Times for many, many years. She was an avid reader and continued her love fro writing throughout her life. She also had been highly involved with the family business of 35 years, Windle Grocery in Draper. She was a graduate of Draper High School and graduated with honors. She was also awarded several scholarships for her writing, art and high academics by several colleges. She later attended college with much success and joy. She was an extremely intelligent lady and learning was always a pleasure for her. Mrs. Allison was very talented with crafts and art. She painted numerous oil paintings, charcoal drawings and had delved in several other art forms. She had given great pleasure to her family over the years by sharing her artwork with them. She was extremely gifted in designing and creating beautiful afghans using man different fabrics and methods. She was a lifelong member of the Draper Valley Presbyterian Church. She was a strong believer in the Lord and saw God's love and beauty in all things, especially in her beautiful cats and other animals she loved dearly. Surviving are: one daughter, Ms. Alice A. Hensley of Bristol, TN; seven grandchildren, Valerie Walling of Tennessee, Margo Armbrister of Pulaski, Melanie Trent of Christiansburg, Daniel Allison of Dublin, Rhonda Allison of Pulaski, and Cass and Heith Allison of the Philippines; six great-grandchildren; and three nieces and one nephew, Elaine Quesenberry, Joan and Connie Roseberry, and Rex Dalton. Mrs. Allison was very fortunate to have a very special nephew, Michael Quesenberry, who has been a great help and companion to her for the last several years. Funeral service will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Draper Valley Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kenneth Pierce and Rev. George Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Funeral Home. The family will gather after funeral services at the Brush Arbor Worship Center, located at 410 Newbern Road, Pulaski. Condolences may be sent to individual family members. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home in Pulaski.

September 27, 2006

ALLISON Martha Ida   Dec. 1, 1932
Miss Ida Allison, age 61, passed away this morning at the home of her brother, J.S. Allison, of near Delton. Death was due to complications she having been ill for several months and the end came not unexpected. Miss Allison was a faithful member of the Baptist church. She is survived by the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. B.S. Dyer, W.H. Allison, of Delton, and Mrs. I.E. Jennings of York, PA. Funeral services will be held at the hom of J.S. Allison, by her pastor Edler J.D. Vass.
Dec. 1, 1932
ALLISON Michael S.   Friday Jan. 26, 1923
Michael S. Allison, of this __, died Friday last in a Roanoke hospital where he had gone about ten days before for complications arising from an infected leg, the result of an accidnet three years ago. The body was brought to Pulaski Friday night. The funeral was conducted Saturday morning at 11 from the Draper Methodist church, the Rev. J.T. Munsey, officating, and burial being made in Draper cemetery.
The deceased was a son of A.H. Allison and the late Mrs. Naomi Cecil Allison, and was born July 23, 1883, at Delton. Besides his father and step mother, he is survived by one brother, Roland P. Allison, and these sisters: Miss Bertha Allison, Beckley, W.Va.; Mrs. B.L. Morris and Mrs. Nellie Gal___, Draper; and Mrs. Ruth Clark, Princeton, W.Va., all of attended the funeral. There are these half brothers and sisters: Oscar W. Allison, Austinville; ALbert W. Allison, Fairpoint, Ohio; Mrs. Margaret Rush, Big Stone Gap; and Miss Bessie ___, Pulaski. He never married.
Jan. 19, 1923
ALLISON Virginia Ruby   DRAPER — Virginia Ruby Allison, 91, of Draper died Friday, November 12, 2004 at the Pulaski Health Care Center, Pulaski, where she resided for the past four years. She was born in Norfolk, Va. April 21, 1913. Her husband, John Ralph Allison, preceded her in death. Surviving are her children — Martha A. and Sam Shumate of Clover, S.C., Jane A. and Edward Compton of Richmond, Paul R. and Taryn Allison of Wytheville, Emily A. and Walter Dobyns of Dublin, Sarah A. and Steve Goad of Joplin, Mo. She is survived by her sister, Edna R. and Harry Carper of Roanoke. Twelve grandchildren and spouses survived — Sarah E. Shumate, Susannah S. and Tripp Whitener, Allison L. Compton, Elizabeth C. and Robert Winckler, Michael P. Allison, Craig A. Dobyns, Susan D. and Tommy Oakman, Paul T. Dobyns, Joshua Goad, Jennifer G. and Niki Piotrowski, Bethany A. Goad, and Kristen V. Goad. On great-grandchild survives, Wade Porter Winckler. Virginia was a graduate of Harrisonburg State Teachers College (James Madison University) and Radford University. She served as a home economics teacher in West Virginia and later as a librarian at Draper and Newbern Elementary Schools. She was a member of Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church, where she served for many years as the nursery keeper and church librarian. The funeral will be conducted on Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 3 p.m. from Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ken Pierce and the Rev. Sam Shumate officiating. Interment will follow in the Allison Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 13, 2004 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church, 2755 Old Baltimore Road, Draper, Va. 24324 or to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 1409, Dublin, Va. 24084. Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Friday Nov. 12, 2004
ALLISON William Wayne   William “Wayne” Allison, Jr., 47, of Pulaski, and formerly of Draper, died Friday June 13, 2003 in Pulaski Community Hospital. Born January 28, 1956 in Wytheville, Va. he is the son of Margaret Windle Allison and the late William Wayne “Booty” Allison, Sr. He was a member of Drapers Valley Presbyterian Church. Wayne was a graduate of Dublin High School, and later lived in northern Virginia where he attended the Virginia Glass Academy and became certified as a Glass Technician and an accomplished auto mechanic. And while doing so, he was employed by Koon’s Ford in Falls Church, Va. for several years. He later moved to Wythe Co. where he owned and operated a business for some time. Due to a problematic illness, he retired early and relocated back to his home to Pulaski. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Randal “Randy” Allison and Keith Emmuel Allison; one sister, Cindy Elizabeth Allison; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Windle of Draper, Va. and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Wayne Allison from Wythe Co. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Windle Allison of Draper; one brother, Alan Ricardo “Ricky” Allison of Draper; a sister, Ms Alice A. Hensley of Dublin; a longtime companion, Beatrice Jane Quesenberry of Pulaski; a son and daughter, Travis Wayne and August Jane of Pulaski; also survived by several nieces and nephews along with a very good friend and cousin, Gary Akers of Pulaski. Funeral services will be held Monday June 16, 2003 at 4 p.m. at the Drapers Valley Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ken Pearce, the Rev. Randal Lawrence, and the Rev. George Freeman officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home. Friends are also welcome to visit with the family at anytime at the family residence 932 Mashburn Avenue, Pulaski. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski Friday, June 13, 2003
ALMARODE Hugh Osburn   Wednesday July 24, 1968
Hugh Osburn Almarode, 52, Staunton, died Monday night in University Hospital, Charlottesville, from head injuries suffered in a fall Monday on Greenville Ave., Staunton.
He was a native of Augusta County, born July 24, 1905, the son of the late Howard Luther and Fannie Bell Hinkle Almarode.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Louise Mabie Almarode; four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Castle, Washington DC; Miss Jean E. Almarode, Rocky Mt.; Mrs. Margaret M. Almarode and Miss Grace Almarode, both at home; six sons, Richard Lee Almarode, Dublin; Carl E. Almarode, Rocky Mt.; Ernest E. Howard T.; Hugh O. Jr. and Dale M. Almarode all of Staunton; one sister, Mrs. Grace Weldon Bennett, Post Clinton, Ohio, and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be Thursday at 2pm from the chapel of the Fred Henry Funeral Home, Staunton, conducted by Brig. Clarence P. Grose, commanding officer of the Salvation Army and the Rev. William L. Taylor. Burial will be in Oakland Chapel Cemetery near Meadow Brook.
Friends will be received from 7:30 to 8:30 pm today at the funeral home.
Monday July 22, 1968

ALTIZER

Brady

James

 

SNOWVILLE - Brady James “ B.J.” Altizer, Jr., age 58 of Snowville, died Wednesday morning February 15, 2006 in the University of Virginia Hospital after a long battle with Leukemia. Born May 6, 1947 in Radford, he is the son of Kyle Morris Altizer & the late Brady James Altizer, Sr. B.J. was actively employed by the Virginia Department of Agriculture as an Inspector for 27 years. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Scott Altizer. He is survived by his wife; Sharon Rogers Altizer of Snowville: his mother; Kyle Morris Altizer of Dublin: & a sister; Dale Altizer Reese of Snowville. Also survived by several neices and nephews, and a special friend and companion his Jack Russell Terrior, Jasmine. Funeral services will be held Friday February 17, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons with the Rev. Jim Linkous officiating. Interment will follow in Newbern Cemetery. Visiting will be anytime Thursday after 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. The family will also recieve friends at the home of “B.J.’s” niece Tammy Hurst 208 3rd St. Dublin. Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish they may make memorial contributions to your local Leukemia Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.

February 15, 2006

ALTIZER Charles Dudley   Friday February 27, 1942
Charles Dudley Altizer died Sunday night at his home in Radford. He is survived by his wife Bertie Mannon Altizer and one daughter, Beatrice Altizer. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Weslean Methodist church in Radford.
 
ALTIZER Harrison G.   Friday July 14, 1944
Harrison G. Altizer, 55, of Newbern was killed yesterday afternoon while fishing from a boat in Claytor Lake.
Mr. Altizer, alone at the time, was burned from head to foot by the bolt which shattered his boat. The craft sank in about 70 feet of water but a paddle, caught in his clothes, kept the body afloat until his fishing companions, John Sowers of Dublin and Walter Allison of Tennessee, who were fishing from the bank and who saw the accident, could swim to the spot. Mr. Altizer's watch had stopped at 4:10.
An ex-sawmill man, Mr. Altizer was a member of the Newbern Methodist church with a record of six years' Sunday school attendance without a miss.
He is survived by his wife, Caddie Altizer, and three daughters, Mrs. M.D. Hurst and Mrs. Blanche Smith of Newbern, and Mrs. Roscoe Morris of Pulaski county. Two grandchildren Erline Morris and Bobby Gunn also survive.
Funeral service will be held at 2pm Sunday at the Newbern Methodist church with interment following in Newbern cemetery.
Thrusday July 13, 1944
ALTIZER John Sherman   Thursday December 7, 1961
Newbern - An elderly Pulaski county man walker out on the back porch of his home early today and shot himself to death according to the Pulaski County Sheriff's department.
Dead is 74 year-old John Sherman Altizer, a one-time race horse driver.
Altizer was found lying face down on the back porch of his house around 1am by his wife.
Pulaski County sheriff L.R. Summers said Altizer had been to bed and got up early. He quoted the dead man's wife as saying her husband came through the house carrying an old 12 gauge shotgun. She asked him "Are you going to kill something?". He replied "Yes".
Mrs. Altizer told Summers and deputy sheriff John Blackburn who investigated the case that she heard a shot and later found Altizer's body lying on the porch.
Sheriff Summers said that Altizer had been in bad health. The man, shot through the head by a single blast apparently died instantly.
Altizer is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsie Southard Altizer; three daughters Mrs. William Dickerson, Anderson W. Va.; Mrs. Robert Formea, San Carlos, Calif.; and Mrs Robert Marrows, Ankerage, Alaska; four sons Virgil F. Altizer, Mt. Sterling, III.; Sherman A. Jr. and Robert Edward Altizer both of Woodfield, Ohio; and Johnny Joe Altizer of Newbern; six sisters, Mrs. A.H. Meadows, Newbern; Mrs. Ezra Hall, Pulaski; Mrs. Margies Varness, Dublin; Mrs. Bent Twel, Riner; and Mrs. Sawnnie Bazes, Richmond.
The body is at Strickler's Funeral Home pending arrangements.
Thrusday July 13, 1944
ALTIZER Kenneth Barry   KENNETH BARRY ALTIZER (10-02-2007)
DRAPER – Kenneth Barry Altizer, 47, of 3869 Clarks Mill Road, Draper died Saturday night Sept. 29, 2007 in Pulaski. He was born in Montgomery County on Mar. 20, 1960 and was the son of the late Kenneth Laverne Altizer. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carliss Altizer and Anthony “Tony” Altizer.
Surviving are: his wife, Alice T. Altizer, Draper; daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Christopher Martin, Hiwassee; son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Demetria Altizer, Pulaski; grandchildren, Christopher Martin, Jr., Hunter Martin, Ephraim Altizer; mother, Elsie Reed Altizer, Pulaski; brothers, Harless “Hobby” Altizer, Riner, Roger “Bitty” Altizer, Pulaski; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Dora Taylor, Pulaski; brothers-in-law, C. L. Taylor, Dublin, Dean Taylor, Shiloh, Darrell Taylor, Dublin.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Max Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Coleman and Rev. Judy Younce officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Christian Church Cemetery, Draper. Visiting will be Monday evening from Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.
October 2, 2007
ALTIZER M.W. Mrs.   Friday, April 20, 1928.  Funeral services for Mrs. W. W. Altizer, mother of Mrs. L. L. Roberts, were held this morning at 11 o’clock from the family residence in Cambria.  Burial was in the family plot in the Christiansburg cemetery.  Mrs. Altizer died Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock following an extended illness from complications.  She is survived by her husband and five children.  Transcribed by Liz Linden Wednesday, April 18, 1928
AMBURN Daisy Gertrude   BALTIMORE, MD. * Daisy Gertrude Amburn, age 95 of Baltimore, Maryland and formerly of Pulaski, died Wednesday January 14, 2004 in the Northwest
Hospital in Randalstown, Maryland. Born November 30, 1908 in Wythe County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Bettie Lou Mabe Amburn and Robert Lee
Amburn. She was a retired insurance clerk having worked for the United States Fidelity and Guarantee Company. During World War II, Ms Amburn was an
employee of Martin Aircraft in Baltimore. She was a member of the Arlington Baptist Church in Baltimore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Harry E. Amburn, Frank P. Amburn, and Garnett S. Amburn; three sisters: Elizabeth A. Nicholson, Mary Sue A. Irby, and Virginia A. Stilwell. She is survived by two brothers: Robert W. "Watt" Amburn of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Frederic A. Amburn of Winchester, Va. Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held
Saturday January 17, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Howlett officiating. A private interment will
follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. Visiting will be anytime Saturday after 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home where the family will receive
friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 554 Roanoke, Virginia 24003-0554 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski.
Wednesday January 14,2004

AMBURN

Louise

 

 

SILVER SPRING, MD. – Louise Hurt Amburn, 77, of Silver Spring, Md., formerly of Pulaski, Va., died at her home on Dec. 14, 2005. She was a PHS 1946 graduate. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. “Watt” Amburn, also formerly of Pulaski. A beloved family member and friend to all, she is survived by her son, Robert W., Jr. and his wife and their three sons, of Columbia, Md. and her daughter Kathie and her husband and their daughter and son of Charlotte, N.C., and several family members and friends in Southwest Virginia. Collins Funeral Home, Silver Spring, Md. handled the arrangements.

Dec. 14, 2005

ANDERS

Dorothy

 

SKAGGS

RICHMOND - Dorothy Skaggs Anders, 86, of Richmond died Wednesday April 6, 2005 in a Richmond hospital. Born July 17, 1918 in Greenville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Emma Surber Skaggs & Dr. George W. Skaggs. She was a retired school teacher & Librarian for Richmond City Public Schools, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Richmond, a former member of the Dublin Presbyterian Church, an alumni of Virginia Intermont in Bristol, and Radford College, a member of the Women's Club of Richmond, of the VA Museum of Fine Arts, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard "Bill" W. Anders, Sr., & a brother George W. Skaggs, Jr. She is survived by a son: W. Woodrow "Woody" Anders, Jr. of Richmond: a sister; Margaret Skaggs of Dublin: sisters-in-law; Guelda Skaggs of Roanoke, Adele Ballard of Christiansburg, & Virginia Anders of Bedford: several nieces, nephews, cousins, & special friend & companion Diane Burnett. A graveside service will be held Saturday April 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the New Dublin Presbyterian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Manson Tate and the Rev. Susan Cyre officiating. The family will recieve friends at the cemetery after the service. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA or Colonial Williamsburg Foundation P.O. Box 1776 Williamsburg, Va. 23187. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.

April 6, 2005

ANDERSON

Delphia

 

EDWARDS

PULASKI – Delphia “Tootsie” E. Anderson, 75, of 5658 Ingels Street, Pulaski, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Pulaski, on Feb. 24, 1930, and was the daughter of the late Simon C. Edwards and Arminta R. Edwards. She was also preceded in death by a step-grandchild. Surviving are: her husband, Carl E. Anderson, Pulaski; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Bruce Clark, Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Faye Burton, Pulaski; step-children and spouses, Donald and Jean Anderson, Pulaski, Brenda MacGregor, N. C., Dewayne and Phyllis Anderson, Dublin; sisters, Nellie Morris, Pulaski, Claris Gallimore, Dublin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Simon C. Edwards, Jr. and Mildred, Hopewell, Va., Kenneth L. and Betsy Edwards, Fla., Dallas R. and Sue Edwards, N. C.; grandchildren and spouses, Bruce and Angie Clark, Rocky and Kristie Burton; great-grandchildren, Tyler Clark, Autumn Burton; six step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Maria Grimm and Rev. Darlene Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in the Thornspring Cemetery. Visiting will be Wednesday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

Nov. 14, 2005

ANDERSON

Elton

Eugene

 

PULASKI – Elton Eugene “Gene” Anderson, 44, of 1530 Grove Drive, Pulaski, Va. went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005. His family was by his side. Gene fought a courageous battle with cancer. He had an abundance of faith and was a testimony to all who loved him. Gene will be sadly missed “until we meet again”. He was born on Mar. 6, 1961 in Pulaski, Va. Gene was a certified auto mechanic for 26 years working in Pulaski and the surrounding areas until he relocated in 2001 and was currently working at Harry K. Chevrolet in Chamberlain, SD. Gene was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Theodore R. Hoback and paternal grandparents, James W. Anderson and Gracie W. Anderson of Pulaski. Surviving are: his parents, Clifton Elton and Elizabeth H. Anderson, Pulaski; sister and brother-in-law, Angela “Angie” and Frankie Poole, Pulaski; very special nephew, Michael “Chase” Duncan, Pulaski; grandmother, Mary E. Hoback, Pulaski. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Thornspring United Methodist Church with Rev. Earl Hanks officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Snowville Masonic Lodge conducting the graveside rites. Visiting will be Tuesday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

Oct. 29, 2005

ANDERSON

Fayette

 

REESE

PULASKI – Fayette Reese Anderson, 81, of Extension Street, Pulaski died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005 in the Pulaski Health and Rehab. Center. She was born in Pulaski County on Feb. 13, 1923 and was the daughter of the late George Palmer Reese and Lilly Mills Reese. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Faye Anderson. Surviving are: her husband, Carl C. Anderson, Sr., Pulaski; daughters and sons-in-law, Vivie and Ed Cox, Radford, Kathy and Jerry Basham, Belsprings; sons and daughter-in-law, Carl C. Anderson, Jr. and Donna Anderson, Little Creek, Robert Lee Anderson, Fairlawn, John Daniel Anderson, Dublin; sister, Elizabeth Cook, Pulaski; special friend, Traci DeLap, Pulaski; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.F uneral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Pastor A.T. Underwood and Pastor Tom Underwood officiating. Burial will follow in the Ray Cemetery, Pulaski County. Visiting will be Wednesday evening from the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Jan. 3, 2005

ANDERSON

Francis

Marion

THRASHER

DUBLIN – Francis Marion Thrasher Anderson, 69, of Dublin, Va. died Wednesday, May 31, 2006 in the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. Her family was at her bedside. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Mrs. Anderson was born Oct. 3, 1936 in Keyser, West Va. Mrs. Anderson was employed 30 years at the Bell Atlantic Telephone Company and active in the Telephone Company Pioneers Organization. She was soon to receive a 50 year pin award for membership in the Order of the Eastern Star where she held various positions including Worthy Matron, and Secretary. Surviving are: her husband of 48 years, Donald Richard Anderson; son, Parris Troy Anderson; daughter, Cassandra Louise Anderson Cox; grandson, Matthew Abraham Cox; granddaughter, Sarah Nicole Cox; sister and brother-in-law, Naomi and Lester Smith, Cumberland, Md.; brother, Gene Thrasher, Cumberland, Md. Visitation will be held at Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, on Saturday, June 3, from 6 until 8 p.m. followed by an Eastern Star service. As such a giving person, Marion requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.

May 31, 2006

ANDERSON

Harry

Draper

 

NEWBERN - Harry Draper Anderson, age 78 of Newbern passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2006 at the Pulaski Community Hospital. Arrangements pending with Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski.

Aug. 21, 2006

ANDERSON Infant     Friday September 17, 1920
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Anderson died Thursday at the family home at Six, W Va. following an illness of several days from pneumonia. The body was brought to Dublin today on No. 11, the funeral service being conducted this afternoon by Mr. James T. Trolinger, interment being made in Dublin cemetery. Her age was one year. Beside the parents there are two sisters surviving.
Thursday September 16, 1920
ANDERSON Isaac Turner   Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Friday, March 3, 1962
Funeral service for Isaac Turner ANDERSON, 84, retired employee of the Valley Mould and Iron Corp., Hubbard, Pa., was held recently from First Baptist Church, Farrell, Pa. ANDERSON died Feb. 20 enroute to Shanango Valley Osteopathic Hospital, after suffering a heart attack. The Rev. Ira B. Lavigne officiated at the service. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville, Pa.
A native of Russell County, Virginia and the sole survivor of the late William and Fannie HARRIS ANDERSON he had resided in Sharpsville for 45 years. He was a former resident of Pulaski.
Survivors include his wife, the former Emma R. HOGANS, native of Pulaski; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma W. ANDERSON, Pasadena, Calif.; Mrs. Lillian A. DODSON, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Mrs. Rachel A PARKS, Farrell, Pa.; two sons, Elliott ANDERSON, Los Angeles and Laurence ANDERSON, Cleveland, Ohio; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Tuesday, February 20, 1962

ANDERSON

Johnny

Robert

 

STAFFORDSVILLE - Johnny Robert "Bob" Anderson, 75, of Staffordsville, died Sunday morning, September 3, 2006 at his home. He was born in Pulaski County on January 13, 1931 and was the son of the late Harry L. Anderson and Lucy Wall Anderson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harry Draper Anderson. Bob and his wife, Mary, lived in Newbern for 30 years before moving to Staffordsville. Bob loved to play music, owned his own excavating construction company and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. The family would like to give a special thanks to the NRV Carilion Hospice Services and Dr. William Mayo. Surviving are wife Mary Eaton Anderson of Staffordsville; two brothers, Arnold Anderson and his wife Thelma and Roger Anderson and his wife Janice; sister Alene Gray and her husband Malcolm; and honorary brother the Rev. Hagan McClellan. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Stevens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Hagan McClellan and the Rev. Cecil Albano officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting was Monday evening from the funeral home where the family received friends from 9 until 9 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

September 3, 2006

ANDERSON Lawrence     Monday, August 26, 1963
Lawrence ANDERSON, native Pulaskian, died Aug. 16 in his home at Cleveland, Ohio. He was the son of the late Isaac T. and Fannie SMITH ANDERSON.
Surviving are his step-mother, Mrs. Emma HOGANS ANDERSON, Sharpsville, Pa.; one brother, Elliott ANDERSON and three sisters all of Pasadena, Calif.
Funeral was held Aug. 19 in Cleveland.
August 16, 1963
ANDERSON Lee     Sunday, August 13, 1961
Lee ANDERSON, formerly of Dublin, died yesterday morning in a Bluefield, W. Va. hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Florence THOMAS ANDERSON; three brothers, O.P. ANDERSON, Dublin; C.J. ANDERSON, Pearisburg; P.D. ANDERSON, Roanoke.  One sister, Mrs. D.E. WILLIAMS, Radford.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
August 12, 1961
ANDERSON Marie   SWAIN Marie Swain Anderson, 77, of Parma, Ohio and formerly of Pulaski died Wednesday May 21, 2003 in Parma, Ohio. Born January 26, 1926 in Pulaski, Va. she was the daughter of the late Virgie Sowers Swain and Roy McKinley Swain, Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Walter Anderson. She is the beloved mother of Linda, Mary Ann Bizup, Sue and Doug, dearest grandmother, dear sister of Kathryn and Helen. Mrs. Anderson was cremated and graveside services will be held Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at the Newbern Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Bizup officiating. Wednesday, May 21, 2003
ANDERSON William French   Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Sunday, August 13, 1961
William French ANDERSON, 75, of Allen, Kentucky died Friday.
Born August 3, 1886 in Dublin he is survived by his wife, Louise DARNELL ANDERSON, Allen, Ky.; two daughters, Robert SHEFFIED, Bristol, Tenn., and Sharon ANDERSON, Allen, Ky.; one son, W.M. ANDERSON, Dublin; one sister, Mrs. D.E. WILLIAMS, Radford; three brothers, Olin P. ANDERSON, Pearisburg, and P.B. ANDERSON, Roanoke; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home with the Rev. P.H. Horner officiating. Burial will follow in Dublin Cemetery. The body is at Stevens.
Friday, August 11, 1961
ANDERSON William Duvall   William Duval Anderson (known by many as Bill or Andy), 58, of 904 Bland Street, Pulaski died early Friday morning, May 16, 2003 at his home. He was born in Pulaski on Nov. 9, 1944 and was the son of the late James William Anderson and Gracie Williams Anderson. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Doug Anderson and Elwood Anderson. He was a veteran of the United States Army, Heavy Equipment Engineers, serving in several places in the United States and he also served overseas in Germany and Korea. He retired from Radford Army Ammunition Plant, working as a heavy equipment operator in Roads and Grounds. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Pulaski. The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff at the Cancer Center in Pulaski and to the staff of the Gentle Shepherd Hospice who were so kind and helpful. Surviving are: his wife, June Anderson, Pulaski; children and spouses, Angie Riddle, Pulaski, Kelly and Ray Dandeneau, Oregon, Kimberly Ann and Mark Perkins, Hampton; step-son and spouse, Tony and Mary Rose, Fredericksburg; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elton and Elizabeth Anderson, Pulaski, Melville and Jean Anderson, Dublin, Leslie and Sallye Anderson, Christiansburg; sister-in-law, Doris Anderson, Dublin; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Pastor David Lones officiating. Burial will follow in Thornspring Cemetery, Pulaski County. Visiting will be Saturday evening from the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials be made to the Gentle Shepherd Hospice, P. O. Box 3754, Radford, Va. 24143. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski. Friday, May 16, 2003
ANDREWS Clifton Wilson   Transcribed by Pam Jones
Wednesday, November 10, 1943
Funeral services for Clifton Wilson ANDREWS, 23, who died yesterday morning in the Pulaski hospital from injuries received when his car was hit by a fast Norfolk and Western train last Thursday morning, will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at the Mt. View church.  Interment will be in the Mt. View cemetery.  ANDREWS is survived by his wife, Audry, and small son, Robert; four brothers, Lewis of Norfolk; Early and Everette of Greenville, Tenn., and William, serving with the armed forces overseas.
Wednesday, November 10, 1943
ANDREWS       Sunday January 4, 1942
Mrs. G.F. Andrews, 90, of Fries, died Friday at 3:30pm at her home after a short illness.
She is survived by five children, J.C. Andrews of Pulaski; Mrs. J.A. Taylor of Gainesville Fla., Mrs. E.E. Boyer of Wytheville, Mrs. Vinnie Byrd of Fries, and A.B. Andrews of Caryle Ind..
The funeral service will be held at the Providence Methodist church Sunday at 11am conducted by the Rev. L.D. Mayberry and the Rev. Elton F. Jones. Burial will be in the Providence Methodist church cemetery.
Friday January 2, 1942

ANDREWS

Hazel

Marie

SUTHERLAND

PULASKI – Hazel Marie Sutherland Andrews, age 73 of 4425 Thaxton Road, Pulaski passed away Friday morning, Aug. 26, 2005 at the Pulaski Community Hospital. Born April 24, 1932 in Guilford County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Verlin William Sutherland and Eva Stella Livesay Sutherland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hensel Glenwood “Toby” Andrews; one son, Gerald G. Andrews; two sisters, Thelma Sutherland and Minnie Patterson and two brothers, Arthur Sutherland and Lawrence Sutherland. Surviving are: five sons and daughters-in-law, Toby E. and Teresa Sutherland, Dublin, Ted G. and Linda Sutherland, Pulaski, Dana D. and Mary Andrews, Pulaski, Michael W. and Lorrie Andrews, Parrott, Charles and Donna Andrews, Pulaski; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deana K. King and Lawrence Thomas, Pulaski; Ginger D. and Rod Anderson, Carroll County; 20 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one brother, V. W. Sutherland, Jr. and wife, Rosie, Winston-Salem, N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday 2 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Tom Underwood officiating. Interment will follow at Hufford Cemetery, Pulaski. The family received friends Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

Aug. 26, 2005

ANDREWS

John

O.

 

PULASKI – John O. Andrews, 77, of 1786 Newbern Road, Pulaski passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 at his home. He was born in Radford on Oct. 1, 1928 and was the son of the late Roy G. Andrews and Louise Lester Andrews. He was also preceded in death by a son, Terry R. Andrews. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army and was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Surviving are: wife of 52 years, Leona T. Andrews, Pulaski; brother, Carl G. Andrews and wife Libby, Pulaski; nephew, Carl D. Andrews and wife Cheryl, Myrtle Beach, S. C.; God grandson, James “Dusty” Andrews and wife April and daughter Adele Andrews, Pulaski; two special friends who were just like his children, Gary and Glenna Cox, Pulaski. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Grimm officiating. Burial will follow in the Newbern Cemetery, Pulaski County. Visiting will be Thursday evening from the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund or the Pavilion Fund. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Jan. 23, 2006

ANDREWS Laura Jane   Thursday October 7, 1920
Miss Laura Jane Andrews died last night at 10 o'clock at the family home at Mount Olivet aged 50 years and 6 months. She had been an invalid from paralysis since infancy. She was the daughter of Frank Andrews and was born in Tennessee, the family moving to Pulaski some years ago. Besides her father, she is survived by four brothers and three sisters.
The body will be buried at Mount Olivet Friday afternoon.
October 6, 1920
ANDREWS Sallie   MARTIN Mrs. Sallie MARTIN ANDREWS, 75, died Friday morning in a Marion hospital.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lucy JONES, Pulaski; one step-daughter, Mrs. Bessie BURTON, Pulaski; two step-sons, Roy ANDREWS and Jess ANDREWS both of Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Reba BUCK, Danville; three brothers, Charley MARTIN, Crab Orchard, W. Va.; John MARTIN, Lester, Va.; Frank MARTIN, Princeton, W. Va.; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. from First Church of the Brethren, conducted by the Rev. Allen Pugh. Burial will be in Mt. View Cemetery.
The body was removed from Strickler’s Funeral Home Saturday morning to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucy JONES, Newbern Rd. where it will remain until the hour of the service.
Saturday, February 10, 1962

ANDREWS

Wallace

Young

 

NEWPORT NEWS - Wallace Young "Wally" Andrews, Jr., died Jan. 20, 2006 in Newport News. A native of Radford, he attended Virginia Tech and graduated from the Newport News Apprentice School in 1959. He retired from the Shipyardís Production Control Dept. in 1999 after 44 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maude and Wallace Y. Andrews, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Sally Sue; a sister, Janice Ownby of Kingsport, TN; sons, Wallace Y. "Andy" Andrews, III, E. Spence Andrews; four grandchildren. A memorial service was held on January 24, 2006. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or St. Stephens Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 372 Hiden Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606.

Jan. 20, 2006

APPERSON

Betty

Anne

BISHOP

AIKEN, S.C. — Betty Anne Bishop Apperson , age 60 of Aiken, S.C., formerly of Pulaski, Va., died Saturday January 21, 2006 in Aiken Regional Medical Center. Born in Radford, she is the daughter of Edrie Mae Barton Bishop & the late Roy Thomas Bishop. She was a professional, gifted & talented educator & a member of the First Christian Church in Aiken, S.C. She is survived by her husband Courtney E. Apperson, Jr. of Aiken: her mother; Edrie Mae Barton Bishop of Pulaski: 2 daughters; Lorie Ann Apperson Gourdin & son-in-law, Peter P. Gourdin, III of Seneca, S.C.: Cara Joy Apperson-Rogers of Aiken: 2 sisters & brother-in-law; Phyllis Elaine Bishop of Pulaski, Frances Eugenia Crigger & her husband J.W. of Pulaski: Grandchildren; Lyric Rebekah Rogers, Dezmond Moss Rogers, Larkyn Anne Rogers, Ian Christopher Gourdin, Jacob Aubrey Gourdin: Mother-in-law; Helen Virginia Thacker Apperson of Aiken: sister-in-law; Carolyn Apperson-Hansen of Shaker Heights, OH: niece; Kirsten Elizabeth Anne Hansen: nephew; Thomas atthew Crigger & great niece, Alexia Dawn Crigger. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Aiken First Baptist Church with the Dr. Fred Andrea III, Rev. Don Morris and Dr. Larry W. Bishop officiating. Visitation will be held immediately following the service. A graveside service will be held Wednesday January 25, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in Thorn Spring Cemetery in Pulaski County, Va. with the Rev. Randy Winn officiating. The family will receive family & friends Wednesday at the First Christian Church in Pulaski from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Cumbee Center, P.O. Box 1293, Aiken, S.C. 29802 or to the Aiken First Baptist Church Christian Womens Job Corp., P.O. Box 3157, Aiken, S.C. 29802. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shellhousefuneralhome.com Local arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.

January 21, 2006

ARGENBRIGHT

Arnold

Harold

 

PULASKI - Rev. Arnold Harold "Jim" Argenbright, Sr. age 78 of 411 Lexington Avenue, Pulaski passed away Monday, September 4, 2006 at Pulaski Community Hospital. Born August 2, 1928 in Roanoke, Virginia ,he was the son of the late Grover Argenbright and Maggie Blackwell Argenbright. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carmel Edna Beckner Argenbright; sisters, Vialo Reid, Elizabeth Reid, Pearl Lawhorn, Elsie Yates and Alphia Tyler; brothers, Thomas, William, Clarence , Albert and Meredith Argenbright. He was a meat cutter for over 50 years and was also in the ministry for 20 years. Surviving are: his son Arnold H. "Butch" Argenbright, Jr. and wife, Sandra, Panama City, Fla.; daughters Shirley Deloris Neeley and husband, Jerry Ray, Pulaski, Pamala Sue Taylor and husband, Mike, Pulaski; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Millard Simpkins officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Christian Church Cemetery, Draper. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

September 4, 2006

ARMBRISTER Harold Francis   Harold Francis Armbrister, age 68, of Draper, died Thursday, November 14, 1996 at his home. He was born in Max Meadows on September 17, 1928, the son of the late Robert Wiley Armbrister and Hattie Fisher Armbrister. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Baker Armbrister, and a son, Geoffrey Armbrister. He was a member and deacon of the Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church, a graduate of Bluefield College, a member of the Pulaski Rotary Club, the Draper Ruritan Club, and was a retired manager of the United Cities Gas Co., Pulaski. Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Connie Armbrister, Marion; two grandchildren, Harold Scott Armbrister and Eric Lynn Armbrister, both of Marion; three sisters, Eva Worrell, Fort Chiswell, Lillian Corvin, Wytheville, and Elizabeth Hurt, Anderson, Ind.; one brother, Paul F. Armbrister, Claytor Lake; three sisters-in-law, Frances B. Dent and Mrs. Russ Crockett, both of Wytheville, and Mrs. William Hannan, Tucson, Ariz. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. in Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Preston O. Sartelle Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 17, at Stevens Funeral Home from 2 to 6 p.m. The family will receive friends after the service Monday, Nov. 18, in the fellowship hall of the Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials be made to the Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church, Route 1, Draper, VA 24324. Stevens Funeral Home in Pulaski is in charge of arrangements. November 14, 1996
ARMBRISTER Hazel   FARMER DUBLIN - Hazel Farmer Armbrister, 88, of Dublin (Claytor Lake) died Saturday, July 3, 2004 in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital of a head injury.
Surviving are: her two daughters, Elizabeth Smith, Medford, N.J., Julia Kriss, Springfield, Va.; one son, Paul F. Armbrister, Jr., Dublin; three grandchildren, Antigone Kriss, Arlington, Ainsley Kriss, Gaithersburg, Md., Michael Smith, Medford, N.J.; one great-grandchild, Melanie Grace Smith, Medford, N.J.; two sisters, Julia Frances Farmer, Pulaski, Connie Manger, Kitty Hawk, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Paul Armbrister, Sr., who died on June 11, 2004.
Hazel Armbrister was a person of extraordinary talent and energy. She held Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees from Radford University. She taught at all grade levels for over 30 years, first in Pulaski County and then in Giles County. She setup and taught the Pilot Kindergarten Program in Giles County and instructed student teachers from local colleges and universities. Hazel also reviewed books and served on the Textbook Adoption Committee for the State Board of Education. She served as an elementary school principal for ten years in Giles County before her retirement in 1984. Hazel was a life member of the Holston Conference of the Womens Society of Christian Service. Ms. Armbrister was an avid gardener, a flower arranger, an active member of garden clubs in Pulaski and Dublin and a life member of the Virginia Federated Garden Clubs. She was a nationally accredited Master Judge with certification in artistic design and horticulture. She served as Southwest District Chairman of the Flower Show Schools and was President of the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs from 1993 until 1995. As a master gardener and flower show judge she traveled throughout the state to promote knowledge and environmental awareness. During her term as President she worked with VDOT to start the roadside flower planting projects that are today prevalent throughout Virginia. Mrs. Armbrister was an active member of the New River Valley Art Center, the Wilderness Road Historical Society, the Pulaski Chamber of Commerce, the Pulaski Women's Club, the New River Valley Board of Realtors and the St. Albans Psychiatric Hospital Auxiliary. She resided and gardened on Claytor Lake.
Lovingly written by her daughters on July 4, 2004.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church, Pulaski with Rev. Paula Campbell officiating. Entombment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Dublin. Visiting will be Monday afternoon from Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 3 until 5 p.m. The family wishes that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 135 4th Street NW, Pulaski, Va. 24301.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.
ARMBRISTER Jesse James   Friday December 2, 1964
Funeral for Jesse James Armbrister, 70, Valley St., veteran of World War I, who died Monday night will be held Thursday at 2pm from East Main Street Church of God, conducted by the Rev. G.C. Timmerman. Burial will follow in the family cemetery, Wythe County. Full military rites will be conducted by A. Langley Air Force Squad.
The body will remain at Strickler's Funeral Home until one hour before services.
ARMBRISTER Paul Fisher   DUBLIN – Paul F. Armbrister, Jr., 50, of Dublin, Va. passed away Thursday night, Nov. 4, 2004 in the New River Valley Medical Center, Radford. Paul graduated from Christ Church School in 1973 and attended Emory and Henry College and New River Community College. Always a history buff, Paul worked as a volunteer on archeological digs in the state of Virginia. He also worked as a volunteer with the Pulaski Virginia Citizens Courthouse Exhibits Committee. Surviving are: his two sisters, Julia Kriss, Springfield, Va., Elizabeth Smith, Medford, N.J. Burial will be private at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Memorials may be made to the Citizens Courthouse Exhibits Committee, 143 Third St. N.W., Suite 1, Pulaski, Va. 24301. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski Nov. 4, 2004
ARMBRISTER Paul Fisher   PAUL FISHER ARMBRISTER, SR.
DUBLIN - Paul Fisher Armbrister, Sr. , 87, of Dublin (Claytor Lake) passed away Friday, June 11, 2004 in the Pulaski Community Hospital.
He was survived by his wife, Hazel Farmer Armbrister, Dublin; son, Paul F. Armbrister, Jr., Dublin; two daughters, Elizabeth Smith, Medford, N.J., and Julia Kriss, Springfield, Va.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Paul grew up not too far away in Max Meadows, Va. He graduated with honors from Max Meadows High School and later attended business school at Bluefield College, Bluefield, Va. His early business career was centered around Pulaski. This is where he met and married Hazel Farmer in 1942. He was active in both community and church affairs. Always a student of music, Paul pursued this avocation with the First United Methodist Church Choir. He was often to be found singing solos during church festivities. Paul even sang "Because" to his bride during their wedding ceremony.
Paul has always been immersed in the business world. He owned and operated Western Auto stores in both Pearisburg and Dublin. During this phase of his life, he remained very active in both community and church affairs. He served on the Pearisburg Methodist Church Board of Trustees and the Building Committee as well as serving as a Sunday School teacher for young adults. Paul was also an active Mason and Lion's Club member. Paul served as President of the Pearisburg Lion's Club and was a Director for the Blue Ridge District. While active in community life, during this period he raised a family of two daughters and one son. Despite his many activities, he has always been a very devoted and loving father and husband.
Paul sold his Western Auto stores after 34 years and returned to Pulaski County to live on Claytor Lake. He devoted several years to the real estate business, first selling and then appraising properties. Paul soon became a certified Senior Appraiser and enjoyed a second career as an appraiser. Although he worked for many institutions as an appraiser, at one time he was the only appraiser in the local area to be licensed to appraise properties for several federal government agencies. On his 80th birthday cake, he told Hazel he was ready to retire. Soon afterwards, Paul realized he was losing muscle control and found it difficult to continue with normal daily activities. His illness was diagnosed as Parkinson's Disease.
Lovingly written by Hazel Armbrister.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church, Pulaski, with Rev. Paula Campbell officiating. Entombment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Dublin. Visiting will be Sunday afternoon from Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, where the family will receive friends from 3 until 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 135 4th Street N.W., Pulaski, Va. 24301.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.
June 11, 2004

ARNEY

Nellie

 

 

RADFORD - Nellie Almetie Simpkins Arney, 82, of Radford, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 1, 2005. She was a retired seamstress at Dublin Garment with 26 years of service. She was a loving and faithful wife and mother who worked hard all her life to give to her family and others. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Robert Lee Arney of Radford; a son, Donald Lee Arney of Ft. Chiswell; two daughters, Peggy Dishon of Altavista, and Linda Graves of Roanoke; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. Tom Rice officiating. Interment will follow in West View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Carilion Hospice Services, 707 Randolph St., Suite 251, Radford, VA 24141. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

January 1, 2005

ARNOLD

Betty

 

MARTIN

PULASKI – Betty Martin Arnold, 66, of 2960 Mt. Olivet Road, Pulaski, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, in the New River Valley Medical Center, Radford, Va. She was born in Pulaski on May 2, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Barnett Martin and Eula Hughett Martin. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary M. Beckner and by three brothers, Donald, Thomas and Douglas Martin. Surviving are: her sister, Joyce Burnette, Pulaski; brother and sister-in-law, Woody and Karen Martin, Roanoke, Va. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Eugene Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Brewer Cemetery, Pulaski County. Visiting will be Tuesday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

Oct. 16, 2005

ARNOLD

Essie

Mae

CALFEE

RADFORD — Essie Mae Calfee Arnold, age 83 of Radford, Va. departed this life on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at the residence of her daughter Serena Forrest in the Plum Creek community of Montgomery County, Va. She was born March 19, 1922 in Radford, Va., the daughter of the late Maurice and Celeslie Calfee. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of New River, Va. She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Serena "Willard" Forrest of Montgomery County, Va., Norma Jean "Jesse" Hickman of Roanoke, Va., Gladys Johnson of Charlotte, N.C.; one son, Stanley Mosier of Radford, Va.; two sisters, Joyce Calfee and Mary Calfee Lewis, both of Radford, Va.; three brothers, Frances "Donna" Calfee of Colonial Heights, Va., Joseph Calfee of Dublin, Va. and Curtis Calfee of Pittsburgh, Pa.; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Missionary Baptist Church, New River, Va. with the Rev. Ronald Brown officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will be at the New River Cemetery. Penn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

January 26, 2006

ARNOLD

Joey

Nile

 

PULASKI - Joey Nile Arnold, age 50, of Pulaski, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2006. He was born April 13, 1956 in Wythe County. He was preceded in death by his father, Nile Arnold and three brothers, Randy Arnold, Ricky Arnold and Timmy Arnold. Surviving are: his mother Maggie Arnold, Pulaski; two sisters, Hilda Jarrett, High Point, N.C., Pam Arnold, Pulaski; two brothers, Terry Arnold, Newbern, Tenn., William Arnold of Pulaski; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, great nieces and great nephews. A graveside service will be held Friday, June 30, at 11 a.m. in Jones Cemetery, Gunton Park with the Rev. Vickie Akers officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home. Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

June 24, 2006

ARNOLD

Mina

Fay

Dobbins

MINA FAY DOBBINS ARNOLD (10-05-2007)
MAX MEADOWS – Mina Fay Dobbins Arnold, 83, of 382 Gunton Park Road, Max Meadows, Va. died early Wednesday morning, Oct. 3, 2007, in the Wythe County Community Hospital, Wytheville. She was born in Pulaski County on May 5, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Nat Dobbins and Nancy Bentley Dobbins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer Lee Arnold, by sisters, Ruth Clark, Elsie Hall, Isabella Leagans and Olena Arnold and by brothers, Bill Dobbins, Joe Dobbins, Wiley Dobbins and Andrew Dobbins. She was a member of the Gunton Park Church of God of Prophecy for 59 years.
Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Roy Rogers, Max Meadows, son and daughter-in-law, Titus and Susie Arnold, Pulaski; sister, Mona Arnold, Max Meadows; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; special niece, Barbara Ayers, Max Meadows.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. from the Stevens Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery, Gunton Park. Visiting will be held Thursday at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.

October 3, 2007

ARNOLD

Ricky

Dean

 

HANOVER, VA. – Ricky Dean Arnold, age 51, of Hanover, Va., formerly of Wythe County, passed away Friday, Mar. 17, 2006 in the Veterans Hospital in Richmond. He was preceded in death by his father, Nile Newton Arnold, two brothers, Randy Arnold and Timothy Arnold a step-son, Andrew Kilmon. He served in the United States Army. Surviving are: his wife, Marcie Anthony Arnold of the home; two sons, Wesley Rudge Arnold , Charlotte, N.C., Richard Dean Arnold, Texas; two step-children, Olivia Kilmon, Henrico, Samuel Call, Hanover; his mother, Maggie Semones Arnold, Pulaski; two sisters, Hilda Jarrett, High Point, N.C., Pamela J. Arnold, Pulaski; three brothers, Terry W. Arnold, Newbern, Tenn., Joey N. Arnold, William P. Arnold both of Pulaski. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Mar. 21, 1 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randall Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow in the Jones Family Cemetery. American Legion Post #9 will conduct graveside military rites. The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Arrangements by Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va.

Mar. 17, 2006

ARTHUR

Wylie

Elmer

 

WAITEVILLE, W. VA. – Wylie Elmer Arthur, 86, of Waiteville, W. Va. died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 at a Wytheville, Va. hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Arthur was born Aug. 25, 1919 at Laurel Branch the son of the late Guy E. and Dovie Caldwell Arthur. Mr. Arthur was a retired bus driver for the Monroe County Board of Education, a member of the Laurel Branch Church prior to entering the service, and a United States Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by a brother: Calvin H. Arthur. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Marjorie Louise Dwarchak of Pulaski; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 at the New Zion Cemetery at Waiteville, W. Va. with the Rev. Mark Smearman officiating. A short visitation will be held at the New Zion Church from 1:30 p.m. till service time. Family will receive friends from 5 till 7 p.m., Thursday at the Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home in Union, W. Va. with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Ford officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the New Zion Cemetery at Waiteville, W. Va. Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home in Union, W. Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Dec. 19, 2005

ARTIS

Martha

 

OLVERSON

CONOVER - Martha O. Artis, 67, of Emmanuel Church Road, Conover, died Monday, June 13, 2005 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born July 18, 1937, in Rocky Mount, Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Samantha Brooks Olverson. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George Olverson and Jack Brooks. Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Ivery Artis of the home; a daughter, Mavis Fountain Clark, Hickory; a step-daughter, Terri Artis of Miami, Fla.; two sons, Calvin Leroy Fountain, Mark Fountain of Conover; a stepson, Ivery Artis, Jr. of Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Sarah W. Manns and Mary Olverson of Eden; a brother, John Olverson of Cincinnati, Ohio; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; seven step-grandchildren; nine step-grandgrandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18 in the chapel of Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will follow in Washington Memorial Park in Conover. The family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the Artis Family at www.willisreynoldsfuneralhome.com.

June 13, 2005

ASHFORD Jennie Lou GREGORY Sunday June 16, 1963
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Lou Gregory Ashford, 71, who died at her home in Ivanhoe, were held at King's Chapel in Wytheville Friday.
The service was conducted by the Rev. E.C. Stoneman. Burial followed in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband William Franklins Ashford and a sister Mrs. Fred Reynolds of Draper.
 
ASHWORTH Lille     Thursday October 18, 1962
Mrs. Garland Ashworth, 70, died Wednesday in a Welch W. Va. hospital.
Survivors are two sons, Raymond Ashworth, Roanoke; George Ashworth, Washington DC; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Akers, Barren Springs; Louise Ashworth, Crozet; Mrs. Helen Robers, Kimball W. Va., Mrs. Pauline Harless, Spencer; ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren.
Funeral will be held Friday at Kimball with burial in Woodlawn.
Wednesday October 17, 1962
ASKEW Frank P.   December 28, 1920
Frank P. ASKEW died last night about eleven o’ clock following a prolonged illness, due to complications.  The announcement of his dearth came as no surprise as his condition had been critical for some weeks and at times his death momentarily expected.  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon, interment to be made at two o’clock at the Dublin Cemetery by the side of his wife. 
The death of Mr. ASKEW removes one who has been closely identified with this community for more than thirty years.  Born in Bertie County, N.C., March 5, 1857, he removed to Dublin when a young man, accepting a clerkship with James Rigney & Son., millers.  He later came to Pulaski to accept a position with Hatcher & Bell., clothiers, which form changed several times in the intervening years, as the original form of the present Hatcher, Askew & Company.  At one time he was identified with his brother, J. D. Askew in the business at which time it was known as Askew Brothers. In the more recent years he was a traveling salesman, but several years ago he had to give up the road owing to failing health.  Since that time every means has been taken to a restoration to health, but only temporary relief seemed possible,
He married Miss Bertie HAWKINS, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. W. H. HAWKINS, then of Dublin.  Three children were born to them and survive the father.  Mrs. J. C. HARMAN, Donald and Billy ASKEW.  Mrs. ASKEW having died December 11, 1909.  There are three sisters, Mrs. A. W. ASKEW and Mrs. Starkie SHARP, both of Harrelsville, N. C., and Mrs. Dora A. WOOD of Winton, N. C., and two brothers, Postmaster J. D. ASKEW, of Pulaski, and W. O. ASKEW, of Orlando, N. C.
The deceased was a member of the Royal Areanum fraternity.  He was a man of genial disposition and had his host of friends in the town of his adoption and throughout the territory in which he traveled the latter days of his life.
Monday, December 27, 1920
ASKEW Franklin Donald   Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Wednesday, June 19, 1963
Franklin Donald ASKEW, 69, of 49 Fifth Street, NW, Willow Apartments, prominent Pulaskian, died early this morning at his home.
Operator of the Paramount Cleaners for nearly 30 years, he was a veteran of World War I; a member of the American Legion Post Seven; and a member of the First Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie O. ASKEW; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas L. HEDGE, Rabat, North Africa; three step-sons, Irvin OWENS, Shawsville, William G. OWENS, Indo, California and Clinton R. OWENS, Pulaski; two step-daughters, Mrs. Suiter DAVIDSON, Bluefield and Mrs. David SOWDER, Hampton.
He is also survived by his sister Mrs. John C. HARMAN of Pulaski; a grandson; twelve step-grandchildren and one great-step-grandchild.
The body will remain at Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home pending arrangements.
Wednesday, June 19, 1963
ASKEW W. O.   Friday July 10, 1925
Word has been received here of the death of W.O. Askew, in Petersburg, Va., at the age of 73 years. His death was caused by a general breakdown incident to his age. Mr. Askew was a well known retired business man of Petersburg. His younger brother J.D. Askew, of Pulaski, left yesterday to attend the funeral, which was held this afternoon.
Mr. Askew is survived by his wife and only the one brother, one sister, Mrs. G.T. Wood, of Winston-Salem, NC., and one son and two daughters, Jackson, Mary, and Annie.
 

ATKINSON

Kathryn

Irene

 

PULASKI – Kathryn Irene Lineberry Atkinson Seeley of Pulaski died Sunday, July 9, 2006. She was the daughter of the late Buford C. and Rose J. Lineberry of Galax, Va. She was also preceded in death by her two husbands, Ira S. “Pete” Atkinson, Jr. and Richard W. “Doc” Seeley, two sons, Gerry J. Atkinson and Rodney L. Atkinson and by one brother, Bolling B. “Bo” Lineberry. Surviving are: her beloved son and daughter-in-law, David W. Atkinson and Mary D. Atkinson, Pulaski; daughter-in-law, Sybil S. Atkinson, Pulaski; seven grandchildren, Aaron Atkinson, Snowville, Sonya Atkinson, Pulaski, Shannon Atkinson, Roanoke, Kimberly Evans, New Church, Va., Heather Atkinson, Pulaski, Brian Atkinson, Seattle, Wash., Crystal Carpenter, Roanoke; five great-grandchildren, Abby Atkinson, Pulaski, Andy Atkinson, Pulaski, Aeryanna Atkinson, Snowville, Kasie Carpenter, Roanoke, Kalob Carpenter, Roanoke; step-daughter, Thora Jo Cliff; five step-grandchildren, Mike, Rickie, Adam and Kimberly Cliff, Decalb, Ill., Jeremy Bowles, Snowville; one nephew, Justin Lineberry, Richmond; two special cousins, Major Eugene Slusher, Jacksonville, Miss., Helen Carter, Roanoke; many special friends. She grew up in Galax, after high school she attended Hollins College/University to continue her music studies. She was a government employee in Washington, D.C. for several years and worked for the secret signal service at Arlington Hall, a division of the Pentagon. When she and Mr. Atkinson came to Pulaski they opened Atkinson Motor Company. She was manager of Cato's Ladies Ready to Wear and in 1969 she and her husband opened Highland Manor Nursing Home. At his death in 1974 she became the President of Mediaid of America, Inc. and Administrator of Highland Manor until her retirement in 1996 after which the facility was sold. The facility was family owned and operated, beginning with 82 beds and in 1975 an additional 50 beds were built. It was at that time the largest facility between Roanoke and Bristol. Her son David who also was an Administrator chose to help make it “your home away from home”. She was of the Baptist faith and played the piano and organ for both First Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church for some 30 years. In 1980 she and Mr. Seeley became members in the Christ Episcopal Church. At the time of her death she was a member of the Community Christian Church in Newbern, Virginia where she also played the organ for both Sunday morning services. She volunteered her services to many churches. She formed a youth choir at Trinity Baptist for which she was most proud of, also the advent choir. She was a member of the Virginia Health Care Association (VHCA), National Health Care Association (NHCA) and was a Virginia delegate several years at the national conventions. A member of Thornspring Golf Club, U.C.T. Auxiliary, Ladies Auxiliary of Roanoke Moose, a member of Pulaski Merchants Association, Chamber of Commerce, Fine Arts Center and The Order of the Eastern Star where she also played the piano and organ. She was a mentor for aspiring new Nursing Home Administrators, member of the vestry, served on the alter guild and belonged to civic organizations but most of all she loved her family and friends. She doted on her grandchildren and adored her great grandchildren, her joy was the family dinners on Sunday. Hers was a happy full life. She loved to golf, bowl, boat, swim, fish, she traveled extensively, cooked, entertained as well as played bridge and bingo. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Minister Ernie Depew officiating. Entombment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Dublin. An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be conducted at Stevens Funeral Home on Monday night at 9 p.m. Visiting will be Monday evening from the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. It was her wish that in lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial contribution that they be made to either the Community Christian Church, Building Fund, P. O. Box 356, Newbern, Va. 24126 or to the Pythagoras Masonic Lodge, 33 4th St. N.W., Pulaski, Va. 24301 or to the charity of your choice. She requested that a “celebration of her life” meal be served and received by all those wishing to attend after the service and this will be held at the Community Christian Church, Newbern. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

 

ATKINSON Rodney Lynn   June 6, 1993
ATKINSON, Rodney Lynn, 43 of Bluffton, S.C., formerly of Pulaski and Roanoke, Va. died Friday morning in Jasper County, S.C. from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born in Pulaski on December 11, 1949, and was the son of the late I.S. ("Pete") Atkinson Jr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gerry J. Atkinson. He was a graduate of Milligan College in Tennessee. Mr. Atkinson was a licensed nursing home administrator and was employed by Hill-Haven Nursing Home, Savannah, Ga. He was a member of the Virginia Health Care Association, the American Health Care Association, and various other nursing home associations. He was a licensed F.A.A. pilot and was a past leader for the Boy Scouts. Prior to moving to South Carolina, Mr. Atkinson was employed by Carilion Health Care Systems, Burrell Continuing Care, Roanoke, Va. He is survived by one daughter, Crystal Dawn Atkinson, Dublin; one son, Rodney Brian Atkinson, Pulaski; mother, Irene Lineberry Atkinson Seeley, Pulaski; brother and sister-in-law, David Wayne and Mary Dale Atkinson, Pulaski; sister-in-law, Sybil S. Atkinson, Pulaski; nieces, Shannon A. Atkinson, Kimberly R. Atkinson, Heather L. Atkinson and Sonya M. Atkinson all of Pulaski; nephew, Aaron W. Atkinson, Pulaski; uncle and aunt, Bolling and Frances Lineberry, Pulaski. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Stevens Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, Va. with the Rev. Stephen Weston officiating. Burial will follow in the Felts Cemetery, Galax, Va. Visiting will be Sunday evening at Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va. where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to the charity of choice. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.
 

ATWAY

Jenell

 

EDWARDS

PULASKI - Jenell Edwards Jones Atway, age 73 of 604 First Street S.E., Pulaski passed away Sunday, January 29, 2006 at her home. Born August 20, 1933 in Galax, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Edwards and Minta Haga Edwards. Her first husband and children's father, Harold Jones, second husband, Mike Atway and brother, Dennis Edwards, also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Grubbs Chapel Baptist Church, Independence. Surviving are: her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Sonny Kilby, Radford, Geraldine (Geri) and Mike Young, Dublin; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Phillip Ramsey, Bland County; brother and sister-in-law, Swanson and Marylee Edwards, Rossville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Michael Lee Young, Jennifer Young Tallant, Darren Kilby, Stephen Kilby; five great grandchildren, Brooke Kilby, Cody Kilby, Gracie Kilby, Ryan and Alyssa Tallant; niece, Deborah Benton; nephews, Donald Edwards, Ricky Linkous, Clint Linkous, Phillip Lee Ramsey; special friend and neighbor, Charles Walls. Funeral services will be held Thursday 2:00 P.M. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Chaplain Thomas Rice officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

January 29, 2006

AUST Ellen Claire   Ellen Claire Aust, age 60, of Pulaski died early Thursday morning May 15, 2003 at Pulaski Community Hospital. Born September 3, 1942 in Pulaski, she is the daughter of Maxine Gallimore Aust and the late Ernest Roy Aust. She was and active member of the Jordan’s Chapel United Methodist Church, previously attending First Christian Church, and was a life member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the 1961 graduating class of Pulaski High School. She will be remembered as a successful Avon Representative in the Pulaski area for over 30 years where she attained membership in Avon’s Presidents Club, recognizing her sales and customer service excellence. She is survived by her mother: Maxine Gallimore Aust of Pulaski; a brother Gerald “Jerry” A. Aust and his wife Belinda Kay of Vienna, Va. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Martha Yeomans officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Visiting will be anytime Saturday after 9 a.m. at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 12:30 until service time. Flowers will be accepted, but contributions in Ellen’s memory to the Jordan’s Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund are encouraged. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski. Thursday May 15, 2003

AUST

Melanie

Marie

 

HILLSVILLE – Melanie Marie Aust, 55, of Hillsville, Va. died Monday, April 4, 2005, in the Twin County Hospital, Galax, Va. She was the daughter of the late Foy Aust and Mildred Brockmeyer Aust. She is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Milton N. and Brenda B. Aust, Draper, and Myron R. and Dianne H. Aust, Pulaski; her uncles, Dr. Milton W. Brockmeyer and Cecil R. Prillaman, her aunts, Trula C. Aust and Maxine G. Aust, all of Pulaski, and numerous cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 7, at 2 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church, Pulaski, Va., with Pastor Terrie Sternberg officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Visiting will be Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church where the family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the service hour. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Southwestern Virginia Training Center, P.O. Box 1328, Hillsville, Va. 24343. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski.

April 4, 2005

AUST Mildred   BROCKMEYER Mildred Brockmeyer Aust, 87, of Draper, Va. died Monday, May 12, 2003, in the Lewis Gale Hospital, Salem, Va. She was the daughter of the late Walter Brockmeyer and Marie Ehlert Brockmeyer, and was also preceded in death by her husband of more 60 years, the late Foy Aust. A devoted member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pulaski, she served as the church organist for 33 years. Mrs. Aust was a graduate of Pulaski High School and the National Business College. Surviving are: her twin brother, Dr. Milton W. Brockmeyer, Pulaski; sons and daughters-in-law, Milton N. and Brenda B. Aust, Draper, Myron R. and Dianne H. Aust, Pulaski; daughter, Melanie M. Aust, Hillsville; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 14, at 3 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Terrie L. Sternberg officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Visiting will be Wednesday afternoon at Trinity Lutheran Church where the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va. Monday, May 12, 2003

AUST

Trula

Mary

CRAIG

DUBLIN - Trula Mary Craig Aust, 96, passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at the Highland Ridge Rehab Center in Dublin. On May 30, 1910, Trula was born in Pulaski County to Robert Edward Craig and Sarah Bentley Craig, both now deceased. In her lifetime Trula witnessed women’s suffrage, World War I, the great influenza epidemic, the Great Depression, World War II, the entire span of the Cold War, and all the changes in the little town of Pulaski for almost a hundred years. Trula was baptized on Mar. 25, 1956, as a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. As a young woman, she worked at Paul Knitting Mill. Later she was a Den Mother for the Boy Scouts, a classroom assistant for all five of her children, and prize-winning cook. She was wife, a mother, and a natural storyteller who moved through this life with innate grace and poise. While the need to work prevented her from pursuing her own education, when asked if she had a degree, she proudly pointed to her children and said “I have five.” Her hard work allowed everyone of her children to finish school. Her pride in education was passed down to her children and grandchildren, several of whom received advanced degrees of their own. Like her father before her Trula could make anything grow. Her roses, daffodils, lilacs, and summer flowers of every type were a wonder to behold. Babies adored her on sight, and little children flocked to her as they did to the gardens she tended. Her family Bible held a lifetime of personal remembrances, and she was proud of her family, her heritage, and her home. Trula was a true lady, and her legacy rises quietly over the town’s generations like the mountains that watch over it. She is survived by her daughters, Mildred “Duckie” Aust Keller, Ruth Aust Harrell, and Jo Ann Aust Asbury with her husband Roger Allen Asbury, Sr., all of Pulaski, and her son, Charles Allen Aust, Jr. of Wytheville. Trula Aust was “Mammaw” to all her grandchildren: Donna Marie Jackson of Greensboro, N.C.; Charlie Byrd Duncan III and his wife Vann Duncan of Newbern; David Allen Duncan of Floyd; April Asbury of Pulaski; and Roger Allen Asbury II and his wife Laura McManus Asbury of Salem. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren Shane M. Jackson of Greensboro, Shaylyn M. Jackson of Radford, Elizabeth Byrd Duncan of Newbern, and Jesse Howard Allen Asbury and Daniel Franklin Aust Asbury, who was born on Sept. 29. Her great-great granddaughter, Alexia Dawn Crigger of Pulaski, is Trula’s bridge to the fifth generation. She is also survived by two half-sisters and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Allen Aust, Sr., and her daughter, Lucy Jane Aust Duncan. When she cared for her husband, he told her, “There will be stars in your crown when you get to heaven.” Tonight her stars are shining, and they will shine over us for all our lives. Services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. in Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. at the church until the service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, Trula suggested donations be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1946 Medallion Drive, Pulaski, Va. 24301. In her own words, Trula says, “No flowers please. I had mine when I could see them.”

Sept. 29, 2006

AUSTIN Bettie     Monday October 22, 1962
Mrs. Bettie Austin, formerly of Pulaski, died Saturday night at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Patterson in Washington DC where she had made her home for the past ten years.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Patterson; Mrs. Margaret Crampton and Mrs. Vera Howell; one son, Robert Austin of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildern, four great grandchildern and three great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11am at the McGuire Funeral Home with burial in Carver Memorial Cemetery, Washington.
Saturday October 20, 1962
AUSTIN Elson     Austin, Elson - 07/21/1911; Pulaski, VA; 03/28/1931; Bluefield, WV; porter the West Virginia Colored Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Denmar Saturday, March 28, 1931
AUSTIN Ethel Juanita   Ethel Juanita Austin, age 73 of Arnold Lane, Dublin, passed from this life on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003 at home with family. She was born on February 3, 1930 in Arnold City, Pa. to Agnes Borden and Stanley Lawson. Mrs. Austin worked for several years as a school crossing guard for the Newark, N. J. school system before moving to Dublin with her husband, Booker T. Austin. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Magazine Street, Pulaski. She is survived by her husband, Booker T. Austin, Dublin; six daughters, Charleen, Phyllis, Carrolyn, Debra, Pamela and Karen; one son, Mark and two stepsons, Arthur and Grant; sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Magazine Street, Pulaski with Rev. J. T. Horton officiating. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service. Interment will be at Pinehurst Cemetery. Penn’s Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Dec. 14, 2003
AUSTIN John Enoch   Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Friday, July 30, 1920
John Enoch AUSTIN, for many years a resident of this neighborhood, died Monday morning at 11:30 from a complication of diseases. He was buried in the Poplar Camp Cemetery today at 3 p.m. He is survived by four sons and three daughters.
Monday, July 26, 1920
AUSTIN Mattie Belle   Monday June 19, 1944
Mattie Belle Austin, 10 months old daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. French D. Austin, of Austinsville, died yesterday afternoon about 30 minutes after being brought to the Pulaski Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at the Bethany Methodist church near Austinville tomorrow at 11am with interment in the cemetery there. Besides the parents, one sister Donna Faye, survives.
Sunday June 18, 1944

AUSTIN

Willard

Lee

 

LYNCHBURG — Willard Lee Austin, 79, of Lynchburg, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 in The Carrington. Born in Halifax County, August 11, 1926, Mr. Austin was a son of the late Frank Lee and Willie Florence Austin. He was retired as Owner of Willardís Restaurant and W. L. Austin Trucking Company. He was a US Army veteran of WWII and a member of Rustburg Ruritan Club, The Moose Lodge and Calvary Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred R. Austin, second wife, Frances Gordon Stevens Austin, son, Tony Wayne Austin, daughter, Patricia A. Simpson, brother, Bill Austin and sister, Lois A. Wilson. He is survived by his son , Ronnie R. Austin and wife, Virginia of Brookneal, daughter, Bonnie A. Lewis of Gladys, Step-daughter Donia Stevens Eley and husband, Randolph Davis Eley of Pulaski, Step-son, James Haygood Stevens, Jr. and wife, Lavelva of Pulaski, two brothers; Russell Austin and wife, Thelma of Phenix, and Curtis Austin and wife, Connie of Gladys, four sisters; Bernice Poe of Altavista, Dorothy Carr and husband, W.T. of Brookneal, Jane Roark and husband, Leroy, of Nathalie and Mary Croft and husband, Mel of Lynchburg, three grandchildren; Jeremy B. Austin, Brandon Scott Lewis and Toni Marie Austin, two step-grandchildren; Brook Davis Eley and Hunter Randolph Eley and wife, Lael and one great-grandson, Connor B. Austin. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am Monday at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel by the Rev. Carlton Gunter. A graveside service and interment will follow at 2:00 pm in Black Walnut Baptist Church Cemetery, Cluster Springs. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 pm Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Campbell County Rescue Squad.

Dec. 9, 2005

AYERS

Anna

 

ALBERT

PULASKI – Anna Albert Ayers, 92, of Caseknife Road, Pulaski died early Tuesday morning Oct. 19, 2004 in the Highland Ridge Rehab. Center, Dublin. She was born in Wythe County on Oct. 5, 1912 and she was the daughter of the late George Albert and Prince Ann Conner Albert. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Ayers. Surviving are: her daughters and sons-in-law, Nellie Jane and Richard McGuigan, Buford, S.C., Carol Joyce and Beckwith Akers, Draper; son, Robert Paul Ayers, Pulaski; sister, Thelma Albert, Wythe County; special grandson, George W. Pagan, Jr., Pulaski; five other grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Draper’s Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery, Wythe County with Rev. Dale Akers officiating. Visiting will be Wednesday evening from Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Oct. 19, 2004

AYERS Donald     Donald S. Ayers, age 74 of Chesterton, Ind., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003 at the Horton Hospice Center, Valparaiso, Ind.
He was born in Knoxville, Tenn. on Dec. 31, 1928 to his mother, Georgia Roope Reese of Pulaski, Va. He married his wife of 54 years, Mildred Dalton, on July 5, 1949 in Pulaski, Va. In 1955, they became residents in Chesterton, Ind. where they remained until his death. He was a retired carpenter of the Carpenters Local # 1005 after 51 years of service. He was a member of the Porter United Methodist Church, the Calumet Masonic Lodge # 379, the Chesterton Moose Lodge #1623, the Carpenter’s Local 1005 and formerly served on the Chesterton Park Board. He was an avid golfer and a devoted Chesterton Trojan fan. He was one of the original builders of Santa’s House that still stands in Thomas Centennial Park in Chesterton.
He was preceded in death by his step-father, Ward P. Reese, and his brother, Fred Ayers.
He was survived by his mother, Georgia Roope Reese; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Susan Ayers of Chesterton, Ind.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Bruce Wilson of Chesterton, Ind. and Susan and John Nadratowski of Valparaiso, Ind.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Betty Jennings of Independence, Va. and Phyllis and Alban Shumate of Radford, Va.; one sister-in-law, Alberta Bower; seven grandchildren, Bill and Chris Ayers, Chelsey and Jack Wilson, and John, Joe, and Katie Nadratowski; two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Madelyn.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, Ind. with Rev. Edward Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Ind.
The family will receive friends on Monday, Oct. 20 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Porter United Methodist Church.
Friday, October 17, 2003
AYERS Evelyn Louise Jackson Tuesday December 19, 1972
Mrs. Evelyn Louise Jackson Ayers, 48, of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., died early Tuesday morning in the Pulaski General Hospital.
She is survived by: one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Jo Spurlock of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.; her mother, Mrs. Iris Jackson of Caldwell W. Va.; two sisters, Rev. (Mrs.) Parris Wood of Pulaski and Mrs. Gladys Erskin of Caldwell W. Va.; and three brothers, Arthur C. Jackson of Arlington Va.; Billie L. Jackson of Bristol, Conn., and James E. Jackson of Thailand.
Tuesday December 19, 1972
AYERS Robert Lee     SW Times Newspaper
April 28, 1999
Robert Lee Ayers, 86, of Route 3, Pulaski, died Tuesday morning, April 27, 1999 in the Pulaski Health Care Center. He was born in Pulaski County on June 5, 1912 and was the son of the late Charlie Thomas Ayers and Barbara Ayers Guynn. He was also preceeded in death by a son, Thomas Howard Ayers and a daughter, Patricia Ellen Ayers. He was a retired supervisor at Hercules, Inc. of Pulaski.
Surviving are his wife, Anna A. Ayers of Pulaski; daughters and sons in law, Nellie Jain and Richard McGuigan of Buford SC and Carol Joyce and Beckwith Akers of Draper, son, Robert Paul Ayers of Pulaski; sister Betty Ruth Jones of Pulaski; six grandchildren; two step grandchildren; four great grandchildren and one step gerat grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 pm from the Stevens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Akers officiating. Burial will follow in the Drapers Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery in Wythe County.
April 28, 1999

AYERS

Scott

 

 

PRIEST RIVER, ID - Scott Ayers born Jan. 27, 1969 passed away Sept. 14, 2005 in Priest River, Id. Surviving are: his wife, Lynda Ayers, Priest River, Id.; his two sons, Drayven Lee age five and Zandyr Scott age two both of Priest River, Id.; his brother, sister-in-law and nephew, Mike, Becky and Brandon Ayers and his sister, brother-in-law and niece, Crystal, Matthew and Liberty Fentress all of Christiansburg, Va.; grandmother, Betty McGlothlin, Pulaski; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive. Funeral services were held at Community Baptist Church Monday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. in Priest River, Id. The family requests that memorials be made to a trust account at the National Bank of Blacksburg for his sons.

Sept. 14, 2005

AYERS

Tyler

Jackson

 

PULASKI — Tyler Jackson "Jack" Ayers, 60, of Pulaski passed away Friday morning, December 16, 2005 at his home after a fight with lung cancer. He was born March 3, 1945 in Pocohontas, Va. and was the son of the late Tony Jacob Ayers and Della Frances Guynn Ayers. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Tony Jacob Ayers, Jr. and Thomas James Ayers. He was employed by Volvo, New River Valley Truck Plant for 29 years. Jack served in Vietnam and was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart. Surviving are: wife of 36 years, Linda Ratcliffe Ayers, Pulaski; three sons, Charles Jackson Ayers, Nashville, Tenn., Jason Arnold Ayers, Pulaski, Robert Allan Ayers, Pulaski; brother, John Lee Ayers; sister, Leila Hurst, Nashville, Tenn. A graveside service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. from Hufford Cemetery, Pulaski County with Rev. Dale Akers officiating. Pulaski VFW Post #1184 will conduct the military graveside rites. Visiting will be Sunday evening from Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Flowers are appreciated but donations can be made to the Pulaski Daily Bread, PO Box 824, Pulaski, Va. 24301. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

December 16, 2005

AYLESWORTH

Martin

Stewart

 

Martin “Marty” Stewart Aylesworth, 58, passed away Friday, August 25, 2006 at his home in Radford. He graduated from the University of Virginia receiving his B. A. in Philosophy, and both his M. Ed. and Ph.D. in Education Psychology. He began his teaching career as an English teacher in the Louisa County School system. He spent several years as a research assistant in the Curry School of Education, UVA and came to Radford University in 1982 as a Professor of Education where he has taught for 25 years. Over the years he has been chairperson of the Department of Human Services, Acting Chairperson of the School of Social Work, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Development, Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Department Chair of the Department of Educational Studies and Professor of Education in the Educational Studies Department. Survivors include two sons, Thomas H. Aylesworth of Fairfax, and David V. Aylesworth of Tampa, FL; two daughters, Diana Aylesworth of Charlottesville, and Laura Parolisi of Waynesboro; his father, Vincent Aylesworth; his brother Kenneth of Washington; three sisters, Marjorie and Wendy, both of Hawaii, and Muriel of New York; 8 grandchildren; and a special friend and colleague, Toni Elitharp of Roanoke. Memorial services will be held Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2840 Electric Road, Suite 106A, Roanoke, VA 24018 or the Carilion Hospice Services, 707 Randolph Street, Suite 251, Radford, VA 24141. The Aylesworth family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. (www.mullinsfuneralhome.com)

August 25, 2006

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