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Last Name

First Name

Middle Name

Maiden Name

Notes

Date of Death

OAKES

Betty

 

MCKINNEY

Sunday December 3, 1972
Mrs. Betty McKinney Oakes, 83, of Pulaski, died Friday in the Pulaski General Hospital.
Born in Bakersville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late James McKinney and Mrs. Bonita Sparks McKinney.
She is survived by her husband, Mr. Lovie James Oakes and three daughters, Mrs. Cecil Hawkins, Mrs. W.L. Covey, and Mrs. John Knea all of Pulaski.
Also surviving are one brother, Milton McKinney, Roan Mt., Tenn.; one sister Mrs. Birtie Cook, Hickory, N.C.; seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 am at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church with Rev. John K. McDonald and Rev. Wilford Overton officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.
Friends may call at Strickler’s Funeral Home in Pulaski at any time.

Friday December 1, 1972

O'BRIEN

Frank

M.

 

Thursday May 2, 1968
Dr. Frank M. O’Brien, Bluefield, W.Va., died last night in Bluefield Sanatorium following a brief illness. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. James M. Stoots, Pulaski. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hawkins Funeral Home. Bluefield.

May 1, 1968

O'BRIEN

Rebecca

Faye

BYRD

WALWORTH, WIS. * Rebecca Faye O'Brien, age 30 of WalWorth, Wisc. passed away Dec. 5, 2003 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O'Brien of WalWorth.
Surviving are: her father, Robert L. Byrd, Dublin; mother, Bonnie H. Black, Deland, Fla.; two sisters, Juanita K. McKinney, Benson, N.C. and Debbie J. Miller, Deland, Fla.; three nieces and one nephew. Funeral service was held at St. Andrew's Catholic Church with Father Brian Holbus officiating. Interment followed at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Delavan, Wisc. Arrangements handled by Monroe Funeral Home, Delavan, Wisc.

Dec. 5, 2003

O'DELL

Blanche

Mae

O'DELL

PULASKI — Blanche Mae O'Dell, age 89 of 1113 Odell Street, Pulaski passed away Saturday, March 19, 2005. Born April 4, 1915 in Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late Jace O'Dell and Jennie Kidd O’Dell. Her husband, Rev. Edgar O'Dell; one daughter, Elva Quesenberry; three sisters, Louise O'Dell, Sadie Covey ,Lillie Quesenberry and two brothers, Lonnie O'Dell and William O'Dell preceded her in death. She was a founding member of the Dora Highway Baptist Church, Pulaski since 1958 and was the church Treasurer for 32 years. She was retired from Klopman Mills, Dublin. Surviving are: her granddaughter, Mary Ann Dye and Husband, John, Shiloh; two great grandsons, James William Dye and wife, Karen, Pulaski, John Matthew Dye and wife, Deanna- Clayton, N.C.; great great grandson, Jordan Andrew Dye,Pulaski. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, 11:30 A.M. at the Dora Highway Baptist Church, Pulaski with Rev. Harry Gunter and Rev. Johnny Howlett officiating. Entombment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Dublin. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bob White Blvd. Pulaski or anytime at the home of Mary Ann and John Dye, 4932 Lizzie Gunn Road, Shiloh. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

March 19, 2005

O'DELL

Donald

Lee

 

PULASKI - Donald Lee O'Dell, age 69 of 3444 Lake Ridge Drive, Pulaski passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006 at the Pulaski Community Hospital. Born Feb. 15, 1937 in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Shirley Lee O'Dell and Thelma Jewell Dye O'Dell. One son, Donald Lee O'Dell, Jr. also preceded him in death. He was a member of the Gethsemane Baptist Church, Radford. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Surviving are: his daughters, Robin Lynn Hedge & husband Donald, Shiloh Community, Renee Leona Campbell of Radford; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; brothers, James Richard O'Dell & wife Joan, Pulaski, Larry Leon O'Dell & wife Linda, Salem, Roger Dale O'Dell & wife Sherry, N.C.; sister, Aletta Sharon Crawford & husband Charles (C.L.) of Stephens City, Va.; special aunt, Ethel Dye of Clothier, W. Va.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gethsemane Baptist Church, Radford with the Pastor Jerry Gibson officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin with full military honors conducted at the gravesite by the Pulaski V.F.W. Post 1184 The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Gethsemane Baptist Church, Radford. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

Oct. 7, 2006

O'DELL

Geneva

Alice

HURST

Friday Oct. 23, 1964
Mrs. Geneva Alice O’Dell, 83, died Thursday morning in her home at Snowville.
She was born February 5, 1881 in Pulaski County, daughter of the late John and Mary Magdalene O’Dell Hurst.
Survivors are two daughter, Mrs. Emma Lester and Mrs. Minnie Miller both of Snowville; five sons, the Rev. Edgar O’Dell and Paul O’Dell both of Pulaski, Irvin and Willie O’Dell both of Snowville; and Amos O’Dell of Hiawassee; one sister Miss Louisa Duncan, Allisonia, also 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Funeral will be Saturday at 11 am from Bethel Primitive Baptist Church at Hiawassee, conducted by Elder Oscar Harris. Burial will be in the O’Dell cemetery.
The body will remain at Strickler’s Funeral Home until one hour before the service.

Thursday Oct. 22, 1964

ODELL

James

 

 

Sunday January 14, 1934
James Odell passed away Thursday evening, January 4, at the age of 85 after a long illness. He is survived by his widow Nancy Willis Odell and the following children: J.H. Odell and Mrs. Malinda Guynn, near Pulaski; and one brother Jacob Odell, on son Fugate and a daughter Mrs. Dollie Phillips preceded him to the grave several years ago. Funeral services were held in the home Saturday morning at 10 o’clock by J.T. Spence and was laid to rest in the family burial ground. He leaves a host of relative and friends to mourn his loss.

Thursday January 11, 1934

O'DELL

James

L.

 

HIWASSEE - James L. O'Dell, Sr., of Hiwassee died Thursday, July 20, 2005 in the Pulaski community Hospital. He was born on August 20, 1927 in Cambria, Virginia and was the son of the late Robert Bentley and Mellie O'Dell. He worked for the United States Postal service and retired as a Postmaster of the Fort George G. Meade, Maryland office. He loved his God, family, working on his farm and gardening. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. he had a passionate spiritual gift of joining God around the world in foreign countries. His work carried him to Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Honduras and Albania. he was a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII. He married Ellen Louisa Brandt on October 19, 1947 in Laurel, MD. Surviving are his wife, Ellen Louisa Brandt O'Dell of Hiwassee; two sons, James, Jr. and his wife Rhonda of Snow Hill, MD and Garry and his wife Jodie of Hiwassee; two daughters, Sharon Smith and her husband Earl of Berryville, VA and Cyndi Pomerantz and her husband Mark of Columbia, MD; eleven grandchildren, Keely Webb, Cory Smith, Jeff Smith, jay Smith, Joshua O'Dell, Ben O'Dell, Daniel O'Dell, Seth O'Dell, Noah Pomerantz, Sarah Pomerantz and Julia Pomerantz; and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 2 p.m. from the Memorial Baptist Church, Peppers Ferry Road, Pulaski. Memorial contributions can be made to the James O'Dell Memorial Fund at Covenant Baptist Church, PO. Box 229, Pulaski, Virginia 2301-0229. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Virginia.

July 20, 2005

O'DELL

James

Riley

 

Friday June 5, 1925
James Riley O’Dell died in Jonesboro, Tenn., June 3rd at the age of 73 years. The remains were brought to Pulaski on No. 12 Thursday afternoon and taken to the home of N.C. Jennings at Delton, where the funeral service were held at 4 o’clock. Interment was made in the Ashworth cemetery.
Tuesday June 16, 1925.
J.R. O’Dell, of Jonesboro, Tenn., died Wednesday 3, and was brought to Delton for burial. He was a true member of the Primitive Baptist Church for about 40 years.
He was married to a Miss Jenkins, of eastern Virginia, who preceded him to the grave ten years ago. To them was born one son, Albert M., of Jonesboro, Tenn., with whom he had made his home since the death of his wife.
He was also an old Confederate Veteran and served his country in his day. He was a man of good noble character. And loved by all who knew him.
He leave to mourn one son and family, and one sister Mrs. W.W. Ashworth.

June 3, 1925

ODELL

Layman

 

 

Tuesday December 23, 1941
Layman Odell, 23, of Hiawassee, died this morning at Pulaski hospital after an illness of several weeks.
He is survived by his widow; three children, Archie, Mildred, and Bonnie Jean; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Odell and Mrs. Stanley Phillips of Maryland, and Miss Nora Odell of Hiawassee; four brothers, Robert, Sam, Berman, and Charles of Hiawassee. Interment will be in the family cemetery near Cecil’s Chapel.

 

ODELL

Paul

Wilson

 

PULASKI - Paul Wilson Odell, Jr., 72, of Pulaski, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003 in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Bluefield, W. Va on June 26, 1931. Mr. Odell was a graduate of Graham High School, New River Community College and Radford College. Master Trooper Odell was a 39 year veteran of the Virginia State Police. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Mr. Odell was preceded in death by his father, Paul Wilson Odell, Sr. of Norfolk.
Surviving are: his wife, Patricia Copley Odell, Pulaski; sons and daughter-in-law, David Odell, San Diego, Calif., Mark and Rendia Odell, Nashville, N.C.; mother, Mary Y. Buchanan, Bluefield; grandchildren, Jessee Leigh and Zachary Wilson Odell of Roanoke.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003 at 11 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Randy Frye officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Va. Pallbearers will be representatives of the Virginia State Police. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Friday at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 135 4th St., NW, Pulaski, Va. 24301, or to the Ronald McDonald House, 2224 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke, Va. 24014
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

Wednesday Sept. 24, 2003

O'DELL

Phoebe

 

DEAN

Phoebe Dean O'Dell, age 89 of 5794 Baptist Hollow Road, Hiwassee passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003 at the Pulaski Health Care Center. Born April 1, 1914 in Elkins, W. Va. she was the daughter of the late Henry Clay Dean and Rosie Simpkins Dean. Her husband, Irvin Clarence O'Dell and a number of brothers and sisters also preceded her in death. She was a member of the New River Primitive Baptist Church (Hiwassee).
Surviving are: her daughters and sons-in-law, Sylvia and Paul Lanier, Pulaski, Geraldine and John Hayes, Dublin, Eloise and Randall O'Dell, Dublin; sons and daughters-in-law, Cletis and Pat O'Dell, Hiwassee, Randolph and Nancy O'Dell, Hiwassee, Kenneth O'Dell, Raleigh, N. C., Garry O'Dell, Hiwassee; 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Pastor Michael Coleman officiating. Interment will follow at the Moore/O'Dell Cemetery, Hiwassee. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m Saturday evening at the Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bobwhite Blvd., Pulaski.
Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

Thursday Aug. 14, 2003

OGLE

Annie

Mae

AYERS

Annie Mae Ayers McGee Ogle, age 92, of Pulaski passed away Friday, May 4, 2006 at Highland Ridge Nursing Home, Dublin. Born April 14, 1914 in Max Meadows, she was the daughter of Henry Ayers and Emma Meredith Ayers. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Early S. McGee and Willie Ogle. She was a member of the Bob White Blvd. Church of God. She was retired from Pulaski Laundry with over 30 years of service. Surviving are one Son and Daughter-in-law, Melvin and Jeanette "Jet" McGee of Pulaski; two grandchildren and spouses, Johnny and Betty McGee of Pulaski, and Scott and Teresa Owens of Pulaski; five great Grandchildren; and three great, great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 2:00 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Sonny Ayers officiating. Interment will follow at Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1:00 P.M. until time of service at the Bower Funeral Chapel. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling arrangements for the family.

May 4, 2006

OGLE

James

Jesse

 

Thursday September 7, 1972
James Jessie Ogle, 82, Barren Springs, died Wednesday morning in a Shawsville Nursing Home.
He was a World War I veteran and former school teacher of Wythe County.
Surviving are on brother Howard Ogle, Washington DC and four nieces.
The funeral will be held at 2 pm Friday from Charity Primitive Baptist Church, Wythe County, conducted by Elder Ray Rodenizer. Burial will in the Osbourne Cemetery, Carroll County.
The body will remain at Morehead Funeral Home, Austinville, until one hour before the service.

Wednesday September 6, 1972

OGLE

Malcolm

C.

 

PULASKI – Malcolm C. Ogle, 80, of Pulaski, Va. passed away on June 14, 2005 at Albermarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, N.C., after a brief illness. He was born on April 18, 1925 and was the son of the late Elbert and Lula Ogle of Carroll County, Va. Mr. Ogle was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Copenhaver Ogle, in 1995. He was an active member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He was retired from a career as an accountant with Burlington Industries in Newbern, Va. Mr. Ogle served during World War II in the United States Navy onboard the Destroyer Escort, USS Price (DE332). Surviving are: his children and spouses, Patricia O. and Donald Parris, Kirby, W. Va., David E. and Patsy Ogle, Elizabeth City, N. C., Donald P. and Kathy Ogle, Forest, Va., Sharyn K. Ogle, Elizabeth City, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Brian Parris, Jane Parris, Jenny Parris, Windi Ashley, Lara Lawrence, Matthew Ogle, and Olivia Ayala; sister, Mildred Allen, Max Meadows; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Saturday June 18, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Carroll County, Va. The family will receive friends at Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, from 6 until 9 p.m. on Friday, June 17. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Daily Bread, P. O. Box 824, Pulaski, Va. 24301, or to the Weekday Religious Education Program. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

June 14, 2005

OGLE

Maliada

 

 

MAX MEADOWS — Maliada Ogle, 69, of Max Meadows, The Castleton Community, passed away Friday, January 7, 2005 in the UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville. She was born in Wythe County, daughter of the late Loranzo Marvin and Maggie Dean Ogle. Maliada was a former secretary at the Austenville Elementary School and she was a member of the River of Life Ministries Poplar Camp Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Cecil Ogle. She is survived by sisters Aileen Ogle Darnall of Wytheville, Lorrine Eure and Josephine Atkinson of High Point, North Carolina, Nancy Opaleen Powers and Wanda Riggins of Pulaski; brothers Thomas Elroy Ogle of Pulaski, Bobby Lee Ogle and Garry Dean Ogle of Max Meadows; special friends Janie Bane and Iva Jean Smith of Max Meadows, Frederick Gray of Roanoke; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 7 p.m. in the Poplar Camp Church of God of Prophecy River of Life Ministries with the Rev. Steven McDonald Officiating. A graveside service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Ogle family cemetery. Maliada will be taken to the Poplar Camp Church of God of Prophecy where the family will receive friends Sunday from 4 p.m. until service time or at the residence of her brother, Bobby Ogle at any time. Reese Funeral Home, Austinville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.

January 7, 2005

OGLESBY

Nickolas

P.

 

Friday September 21, 1923
Funeral services for the late Dr. N.P. Oglesby of Dublin, were held Friday afternoon at the W.P. Oglesby residence in Draper’s Valley. Dr. G.H. Gilmer, Rev. McChesney, and Rev. Gold officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery near the old Oglesby home.
Active pallbearers were Joe Ryan of Columbus; Joe Crockett of Welsh; Rees Bowen of Tazewell; Cloyd Glendy and F.H. Jordan of Dublin, John Conpenhaver of Roanoke. The honorary pallbearers were Drs. Cushing, Chaffin, Seagle, Conduff, Graham, Gleaves, and Painter, and Messrs. J.W. McGavock, E.C. Gannaway, W.R. Crockett, Chas. Harman, Francis Bell, A.C. Scotts, E.D. Withrow, J.G. Buford, Howe Kent, W.A. Baldwin, Albert Baldwin, Erir Vermin, John Worrell, and James Dobyns.
Dr. Oglesby was born September 2, 1874. He received his academic training at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., and Ohio State University.
***1880 census, Black Lick, Wythe, VA, Nickolas Oglesby son to N.P. Oglesby and Sallie C. Oglesby.

 

OGLESBY

John

Thompson

 

Tuesday December 16, 1941
Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 10 am at the family residence for John Thompson Oglesby, 72, prominent Pulaski county farmer, who died yesterday at his home in Draper’s Valley. The Rev. George H. Gilmer, retires Draper’s Valley pastor, will in be charge assisted by the Rev. W.W. Arrowood.
Burial will be in Oglesby cemetery. Mr. Oglesby is survived by a son, Dr. N.E. Oglesby of Troy, N.Y.; three daughters, Mrs. J.A. Allison and Mrs. I.W. Park of Draper; and Mrs. J.R. Gillespie of Bluefield, W.Va.; a sister Miss Mary Sue Oglesby of Draper, and three grandchildren.
Mr. Oglesby, who was a native of Wythe County, had resided in the Draper’s Valley section most of his life. He was married to Emma Montgomery Painter, who died in 1920. He was educated at Emory and Henry college and at Virginia Tech and was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Monday December 15, 1941

OLIVER

Loretta

 

LONG

OLIVER, Loretta Long, 58, of 604 Maple Street, Dublin, died Monday morning, June 14, 1993, at her home. She was born in Montgomery County on December 31, 1934, and she ws the daughter of the late William Hobert Long and Lena Albert Long. She was a member of the Dublin Christian Church; and was preceded in death by three brothers; Elmore Long, Orville Long and Quinton Long. Surviving are her husband, James Thomas Oliver Sr., Dublin; son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Charlene Oliver, Salem; sons, James Thomas Oliver Jr., and Aaron David Oliver, both of Dublin; three sisters, Josephine Tallent, Longshop, Nelda Saville, Pulaski, Greta Davidson, Dublin; three grandchildren, Beth Renee Oliver, Christiansburg, Stephanie Oliver, Salem, Rob Oliver, Salem. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Dublin Christian Church. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Wednesday evening at Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski.

Monday June 14, 1993

OLIVER

Margie

Fay

JEWETT

Margie Fay Jewett Oliver, age 77 of Pulaski, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003 at the home of her daughter. Born Dec. 21, 1925 in Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Leo Oliver Jewett and Isa Webb Jewett. Her husband, Harry Clinton Oliver and a number of brothers and sisters also preceded her in death. Surviving include one daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Orel "Buddy" Cox of Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law, Harry Leo and Claudia Oliver of Ft. Myers, Fla.; grandchildren, Audra Cox of Pulaski, and Claudia Evelyn, and Sara Oliver of Ft. Myers, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Austin, Mariah, Marissa, and Malachi; sisters, Maxine Konieg of Dublin, Ohio and Olive Konieg of Gakasesse of Ohio; brothers, Harold Jewett of Haines City, Fla. and Fred Jewett of Merritt Island, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Thornspring United Methodist Church, Pulaski, with Rev. Darlene Marshall officiating. Interment will follow at Thornspring Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until time of service at the church. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, is handling the arrangements.

Saturday,Oct. 11, 2003

OLIVER

Shirley

W.

 

Friday March 16, 1962
Shirley W. Oliver, 61, Pulaski, died today at Pulaski Hospital. He was employed by General Chemical Corp. for 35 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alive Guynn Oliver; two daughters, Mrs. Ivory Worrell, Radford; Mrs. Evelyn Patrick, Pulaski; two sons Raymond and Luther Oliver, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Annie Lovell, Pulaski; one half sister Mrs. Maggie Sturdivant, Penn.; two brothers Ed Oliver and Jordan Oliver both of Pulaski, and nine grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 pm from the First Church of the Nazarene conducted by the Rev. A.T. Underwood. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.
The body will be removed from Strickler’s Funeral Home Saturday afternoon to the residence on Cave Knife Rd. to remain until one hour before the service.

 

OLLIS

Michael

Joseph

 

Michael Joseph Ollis, age 79 of 3849 Bainbridge Drive, Pulaski, died Friday, October 17, 2003. He was born in Manhattan, New York on June 8, 1924. He was the son of the late Michael J. Ollis II and Catherine V. Donahue Ollis. His wife, Ruby E. Edmonds Ollis who died on August 3, 1994 and his sisters, Mary C. Butler and Helen T. Leitgeb laso preceded him in death. In 1942, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a radioman in the South Pacific and the Aleutian Islands during World War II. In 1948, he was hired by what is now known as the Federal Avaition Administration (FAA) as an Air Traffic controller and reported to his first duty station at the Pulaski County Airport. That same year he met and married Ruby E. Edmonds of Popular Camp and began a family. His daughter, Catherine Veronica, was born on December 13, 1949. A son, Michael Joseph II, followed on December 6, 1951, and a third child, Deborah Anne, arrived January 6, 1957. He moved his family frequently early in his career, working at LaGuardia Airport as a controller, at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City as an instructor, the State Department in Ankara, Turkey, as a consultant, and for the FAA Headquarters in Washington, DC as a air traffic control specialist. In 1980, he retired from the Federal Government after 35 years of service and began working as a consultant in a one-year assignment for ICAO in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. In 1987, he and Ruby moved back to Pulaski where it had all began 39 years earlier. His retirement was an active one. He was a member of the St. Edwards Catholic Church. He was a devotee of daily walks and read up to three newspapers a day. Those who knew him considered him a history buff and an expert on Navy operations in the South Pacific during World War II, in particular. He was devoutly patriotic, often writing letters to the Tin Can Sailor, a newspaper published by the National Association of Destroyer Veterans. His letters vividly described his own experiences as a destroyer sailor and were routinely published by the newspaper. He also wrote letters to local newpapers on a variety of issues affecting Southwest Va.
He was a father, friend, historian, teacher, patriot, consummate storyteller. An extraordinary man of dignity and kindness. He will be sorely missed by those who loved him. We are consoled in our belief that he now walks with the Lord in heaven. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-laws, Catherine V. and Steven VanArsdel of Edgewater, Md. and Deborah A. and John Krauss of Dunkirk, Md.; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael J. and Regina Ollis of Apple Valley, Ca.; four grandchildren, Lance Emerson, Ryan Ollis, Tiffany Ollis, and Ruby Krauss; one sister, Madeleine M. Kruger of Hagerstown, Md.; and his best friend, Effic Hollins of Pulaski.
A funeral mass will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at the St. Edwards Catholic Church, Pulaski with Father Rene Castillo officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethany Cemetery, Popular Camp with full Military honors conducted by the Hillsville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1115.
The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 7:30 p.m. followed by a Virgil service at 7:40 p.m. by Father Rene Castillo at Bower Funeral Chapel. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

Friday, October 17, 2003

OLVERSON

Roy

 

 

PULASKI * Roy Olverson, age 96, of 808 Jackson Ave., Pulaski, departed this life on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004 at the Pulaski Community Hospital. He was born April 29, 1907 in Pulaski the son of the late Samuel and Ella Olverson. He leaves to cherish his memory one sister, Rebecca Mimms of Woodbury, N. J.; two nieces and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be Thursday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Pinehurst Cemetery with the Rev. J. T. Horton officiating. Penn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sunday Jan. 11, 2004

OSBORNE

Betty

 

WORRELL

ROANOKE - Betty Worrell Osborne, 69, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 22, 2004. She was the daughter of the late Burman E Worrell and Callie White Worrell Shinault. She was also preceded in death by her step-father Buford Shinault; one sister, Frances Worrell Taylor; two brothers B. E. "June" Worrell and Raymond Worrell.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, John C. Osborne; daughter, Kay Adams of Ashland, Va.; son an daughter-in-law, David and Pam Osborne of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, Brian Adams, Joseph C. Adams, Alicia Osborne and Lindsey Osborne; two great-grandchildren; sister, Bonnie Shinault Goad of Christiansburg; brother, Donnie Shinault of Bedford; and step-brother, Bill Shinault of Ohio.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2004, at Oakey's North Chapel with the Rev. Dr. J. Michael Palmer officiating. The interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Oakey's North Chapel.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

OSBORNE

Harold

C.

 

MAX MEADOWS * Harold C. "June" Osborne, Sr., 80, of Rome Road, Max Meadows, Va., passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003 in the Wythe County Community Hospital. He was born in Salem, Va., Jan. 14, 1923, son of the late Wiley Wesley and Betty Tetter Osborn. He was a member of the Austinville Pentecostal Holiness Church, he served in the United States Coast Guard and was retired from the New Jersey Zinc Company. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Rankin Osborne. He is survived by: his wife, Frances Bralley Osborne of the home; two sons, Harold C. "Porky" Osborne, Jr., Christiansburg, Robert W. "Bobby" Osborne, Pulaski; three step-sons, Wade Bralley, Calhoun, Ga., Gaylord Bralley, Barry Bralley, both of Shelby, N. C.; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Chloe Chrisley, Barren Springs, Hilah Ferguson, Blairs, Va. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 12 at 12 noon at the Austinville Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. John Jenkins and the Rev. Jimbo Linkous officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Christian Church Cemetery. The body will be taken to the Austinville P. H. Church where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday or at the residence at any time.
The family suggest that those who prefer may make memorial donations to the Lead Mines Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 502, Austinville, Va. 24312.
Reese Funeral Home, Austinville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003

OSBORNE

Howard

E.

 

GRAHAMS FORGE - Mr. Howard E. "Papa Gene" Osborne, Jr., age 61, passed away Friday, May 27, 2005 at his home in Grahams Forge. Mr. Osborne was born September 18, 1943 in Bluefield, WV to Howard E. Osborne, Sr. and Edna Little Osborne. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, George. He was a current member Christian Motorcycle Association, and a Former member of the United States Armed Forces "Note this deletion". He was a current member of the Community Christian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanna Porter and husband Bill of Grahams Forge, and Crystal Osborne of Dublin; two grandsons, Aric Cooper and Alex Porter; two sisters, Millie Allison of Brazil, In. and Elaine Andrews of Lebanon, In.; numerous loved nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, brothers-in-law, friends, and church family. Funeral services for Mr. Osborne will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ernie Depew officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, May 31, 2005 from 12:00 until 2:00 P.M. prior to the funeral services. The interment will be in the Osborne Family cemetery, at Tannersville, Va. At Gene's request -instead of flowers, please make donations to: Community Christian Church Building Fund; PO Box 356, Newbern, Va. 24126. The D.R. Henderson funeral home is serving the Osborne family.

May 27, 2005

OTEY

William

W.

 

Tuesday January 2, 1962
The Rev. W.W. Otey, former pastor of the Draper Christian Church, died November 1 in the Red Brick Lodge Nursing Home in Winfield, Kansas at the age of 94 after a long illness. The Rev. Mr. Otey was in the ministry 70 years and was the oldest minister in his church. He wrote nine books on religious subjects. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Verna Hammer of Winfield, Mrs. Ola Criner of Richmond, Ind.; Mrs. Willie Phipps of Fort Collins, Col.; and Mrs. Lucile Dias of Alice, Texas. Three sons, Joe Otey of Independence, Mo.; Bently Otey of Hot Spring, S.D.; Dr. Ray W. Otey of ____ Okla.; and 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. His wife Minnie Showwalter Otey died about six years ago at the age of 87.
The Oteys had many friends in this community.
****1910 census, Greens Fork, Randolph, Indiana, William Otey and Minnie E. Otey

November 1, 1962

OUSLEY

Charlie

Estel

 

Charlie Estel Ousley, Sr., 64, of Allisonia, finally received his day of rest on September 17, 2006. He fought a very courageous battle with cancer for a little over a year and finally went on to join the angel band in heaven where he is sure to be enjoying the bluegrass music and catching fish in Heaven's golden ponds. He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Cleveland Ousley, his mother, Clara Belle Ousley and one sister, Clara Mae Ousley Parsons. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 43 years, Joe Ann Duncan Ousley, along with his son, Rhondie Dean Ousley & spouse Viva of Allisonia; daughters Kendy Lynn Ousley of Pulaski and Kathie Ousley DeCosta and spouse David of Dublin; son Charlie Estel Ousley, Jr. of Kernersville, NC; grandbabies Jessica Rage DeCosta, Mason Keeano DeCosta, Kayla Bethany Ousley and Logan Wyatt Ousley; one brother Wiley Ousley & spouse Connie of Dugspur; and sisters Ruth Henley & spouse Donald of Hillsville and Sylvia Taylor & spouse Jacob of Dugspur. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, his special furry baby Kota Bear and a host of friends from Jefferson Mills where he was a devoted employee and supervisor for 40 years. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel with Pastor Michael Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Allison Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday night at the funeral home. A guestbook is available online by visiting www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the Ousley family.

September 17, 2006

OVERSTREET

Ida

Ellen

 

Transcribed by Pam Jones
Sunday, October 24, 1948
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Ellen OVERSTREET, 72, who died last Wednesday at her home in Dublin, will be held today at 1:30 from Dublin First Baptist church with burial to follow at Dublin cemetery.  The Rev. Mitchell will be in charge of the services.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary W. JONES, Pittsburgh; two sons, The Rev. Thomas T. OVERSTREET, Alexandria, and Noel OVERSTREET, Dublin.

 

OWEN

Clarice

Jean

SKEENS

Clarice Jean Weaver Skeens Owen, age 74 of 237 Old Newbern Road, Dublin passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at her home.
Born Oct. 19, 1928 in Lebanon, Va. she was the daughter of the late Samuel Jefferson Skeens and Maggie Fogleman Skeens. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Marshall Owen, one brother, Stanley Skeens, sister, Bessie Caroline Skeens and a step-mother, Sara Dishner Skeens. She had 35 years of service at the former Dublin Garment Company. She was a Charter Member of the Dublin Baptist Church.
Surviving are: her sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Joyce Owen, Dublin, Richard and Linda Owen, Texas; brothers, Harry Skeens, Chesterfield County, Va., Dale Skeens, Dublin; sisters, Margaret Overby, Salem, Gaynell Wimmer, Fairlawn, Ada “June” Isaacs, Boone, N. C., Florence Chester, Indiana; grandchildren, Chad Owen, Stephen Owen, Jeremy Owen, Justin Owen; numerous nieces and nephews and other family members.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dublin Baptist Church, with Dr. David Hoagland officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening at the Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bobwhite Blvd., Pulaski.
Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

OWEN

Elmer

Buford

 

Sunday January 11, 1976
The funeral for Elmer Buford “Bootie” Owen, 42, of Roanoke who died Thursday, will be Monday at 11am from Lotz Roanoke Chapel with the Rev. Carter Sloan officiating.
Burial will be in the West End Cemetery in Wytheville with a grave side service at 2:30pm.
He was self employed.
Surviving are his widow Mrs. Alice Dowell Owen, Roanoke; Mrs. mother Mrs. Della Pruitt Owen, Pulaski.
Also, one brother, Alvin H. Owen, Cleveland Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Irene Nelson, Wytheville, and Mrs. Katherine Lorene Tillman, Cleveland Ohio, and two step daughters, Mrs. Linda H. Hall, Pulaski, and Mrs. Pamela A. Mills, Roanoke.
Friends may call at Lotz Roanoke Chapel, 1001 Franklin Rd, SW.

Thursday January 8, 1976

OWEN

William

Otto

 

Thursday April 5, 1928
On Monday night the Death Angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. B.R. Owen and took this little son William Otto. He was three years and three days old and his death was a great shock to the family, as he had been ill only a few hours with acute indigestion.
Funeral services were conducted from the home on Alum Spring road this afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. J.A. Taylor and burial was in the home cemetery on Max Creek. Four brothers were pallbearers and flowers were carried by a number of little cousins.
Besides his parents, there are left to mourn his loss the following brothers and sisters: Ralph, Arthur, Bruce, Burlie, Roy, Everett, J.D., and Ray, and Helen, Alta, and Ella. The first four named were the pallbearers. The bereaved family has the sympathy of their many friends.

Monday April 2, 1928

OWENS

Edna

Pearl

THORNTON

Warrenton, Va. – Edna Pearl Thornton Owens, 88, of Warrenton Va., and formerly of Pulaski, died Friday October 20, 2000 at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.
Born May 29, 1912 in Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Thornton and Olivia Clementine Thornton Thornton. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Tyler Owens; five sisters Bertha Meredith, Dora Thornton, Stella Farmer, Rosa Epperly, and Blanche Bain; four brothers, Earnest, John, Frank, and Andrew Thornton; and three sons, James Raymond Owens, Melvin Wayne Owens, and Bill Owens. She was a very religious person.
She is survived by one son, Daniel Max Owens of Warrenton; five grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.
Funeral services was held today at 11 am at the Bower Funeral Chapel in Pulaski with the Rev. Martha Yeomann officiating.
Interment followed in the Mt. View United Methodist Church Cemetery in Dublin.

Friday October 20, 2000

OWENS

Emma

 

STILWELL

PULASKI - Emma Stilwell Owens, age 82 of 221 Carriage Hill Drive, Pulaski passed away Sunday night, August 28, 2005 at the Pulaski Community Hospital. Born October 18, 1922 in Carroll County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Harrison M. Stilwell and Amanda Shockley Stilwell. Her husband, Elwood E. Owens, five brothers, James Price Stilwell, Collen R. Stilwell, Kenneth S. Stilwell, Claude H. Stilwell, Marion E. Stilwell and one sister, Thelma S. Huff, also preceded her in death. Surviving are: one son and daughter-in-law, James G. and Ava C. Stilwell, Pulaski; one grandson and his wife, James E. and Colleen E. Stilwell, Christiansburg; one sister, Earlyne S. Durnil, Hillsville, numerous nieces and nephews. It was Ms. Owens request that her body be donated to Medical Science; a memorial service will be held in her honor, Saturday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m., at the Dora Highway Baptist Church, friends and family are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Dora Highway Baptist Church building fund or a charity of your choice. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Pulaski Community Hospital ICU and Dr. Ralph Hasspieler for their kindness and skillful care.

August 28, 2005

OWENS

James

 

 

Thursday October 21, 1920
James Owens, a tenant on the farm of W.H. Landrum, died Sunday night at 11 o’clock as a result of paralysis. On Friday while driving a team, he was stricken and fell to the ground unconscious and never rallied. It happened that another teamster was following him at the time and went to his assistance.
The deceased was 64 years of age and leaves a widow and son. The funeral service was held Tuesday morning, interment being made in the Mountain View cemetery, the service being conducted by the Rev. J.F. Jones.

Sunday October 17, 1920

OWENS

Lois

Juanita

MOORE

Monday December 18, 1972
Mrs. Lois Juanita Moore Owens, 21, of Lilly Dale in Dublin, died Sunday in Pulaski General Hospital.
Born in Allentown, Pa., March 21, 1962, she was the daughter of Alfred Huston Moore and Mrs. Lois Agnes Bayne Moore.
She is survived by her husband Ronald Wane Owens; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Huston Moore, Cooper Hill.
Also surviving are six sisters, Mrs. Ruth Wilson, Mrs. Mary Mabe, Mrs. Karen Gregory of Stuart, Miss Debra Moore, Miss Annie Moore, Miss Sandra Moore of Cooper Hill; three brothers Glenn Moore, Climax, N.C., James Moore and John Moore of Cooper Hill.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 pm from the Fellowship Baptist Church in Lilly Dale with Rev. Chester Linkous officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg.
Friends may call at Strickler’s Funeral Home in Dublin.

Sunday December 17, 1972

OWENS

Ollie

 

 

Friday, August 6, 1920
New River Depot, August 5 – Miss Ollie Owens, aged about 27 years, died here yesterday afternoon at 6:30 o’clock. She was treated at a Roanoke hospital recently for goiter, undergoing a couple of slight operations. She was to have returned later far the main operation. She came home about two weeks ago and was later taken ill, attributed to something she had eaten, as a result of which she could not retain any nourishment, death ensuring from her weakened condition. She was a daughter of J.T. Owens.
Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow (Friday) afternoon by her pastor the Rev. W.A. Warner of the M.E. Church, south, and burial in the Morgan cemetery.

August 5, 1920

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