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Last Name

First Name

Middle Name

Maiden Name

Notes

Date of Death

SADLER

Lila

 

GILMER

Friday, February 16, 1973
Lila GILMER SADLER, 62, died Thursday at her home. She was the wife of John Edward SADLER Sr.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lila S. FOSTER, Marblehead, Mass; two sons, John E. SADLER Jr., Howard Gilmer SADLER, Pulaski; a brother, Howard C. GILMER Jr.
The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Memorial Baptist Church with a burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Steven's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

February 15, 1973

SALTER

Christine

 

PITCHFORD

RADFORD * Christine Pitchford Salter, 53 of Radford, Virginia, passed away Monday, January 5, 2004 at the UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was an Information Technology Professor at Radford University. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and her PHD from George Mason University in Fairfax. Survivors include her father, Harold Ivan Pitchford of Fairfax, VA; three sisters, Evie Curtis of Overland Park, KS, Susan Stewart of Fayetteville, GA, and Peggy Pitchford of Denver, CO; five brothers, Harold Pitchford of Augusta, GA, Bart Pitchford of San Jose, CA, Bill Pitchford of Atlanta, GA, John Pitchford of Fairfax, VA and Donald Pitchford of Cupertino, CA. Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 8, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. John Grimm officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Thursday at Dr. Salter's home, 8280 River Course Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Radford University Foundation. Arrangements are being handled by the Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford, Virginia.

January 5, 2004

SANDERS

Christine

 

PITCHFORD

WYTHEVILLE - George Gilmer Sanders, 91, of Wytheville, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2004 in the Pulaski Community Hospital. He was born in Wythe County, son of the late William Dixon Sanders and Martha Peirce Graham Sanders (Patty). He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Caviness Leedy Sanders and 12 sisters and brothers. George was an Electronics Technician, Owner/Operator of Superior TV and also an employee of Two-Way Radio, Inc. He was a member of Cedar Hill UMC where he served as Adult Sunday School Teacher for 40 years, Sunday School Superintendent and Chairman of the Administrative Board numerous times. Mr. Sanders was a member of the Mountain Empire Antique Tractor Club.
Surviving are: his daughter, Sharon Sanders Owens, and husband Andy of Pulaski; one step-daughter, Brenda Leedy Osborne and husband Tom of Troutville, Va.; one step-son, Jerry Randolph Leedy and wife Joann of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren, Alan Randolph Leedy, Jennifer Leedy Green, Michelle Osborne Martinovic, Heather Osborne Johnson, Andrew Dow "Drew" Owens, III, Ian Graham Owens, George Hayes Owens.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 23, at 11 a.m. in the Barnett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Carbary officiating. Interment will follow in the West End Cemetery.
The Family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The family suggest that those who prefer may make memorial contributions to Cedal Hill UMC c/o Larry Corvin, 173 Hokie Lane, Wytheville, Va. 24382. Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va. is in charge of the arrangements.

June 20, 2004

SANDERS

Thelma

 

CAVINESS

Thelma Caviness Leedy Sanders, age 83, of Wytheville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003 after a short illness. She was born in Carroll County, Va., Mar. 25, 1920. Daughter of the late Jesse James and Martha Puckett Caviness. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Allen Randolph Leedy, infant brother Raymond, brother Edward Caviness and his twin sister, Edna, infant sister Lois and sisters Nettie Nelson and Cora Westmoreland. Thelma was a member of Cedar Hill United Methodist Church where she served for 44 years as the home-hospital visitation representative and a member of the United Methodist Women.
She is survived by: her husband, George G. Sanders; two daughters, Brenda Leedy Osborne and husband Tom of Troutdale, Sharon Sanders Owens and husband Andy of Pulaski; one son and spouse, Jerry Randolph and Joann Leedy of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren, Alan Randolph Leedy, Jennifer Leedy Green, Michelle Osborne Martinovic, Heather Osborne Johnson, Andrew Dow Owens III “Drew”, Ian Graham Owens, George Hayes Owens; two sisters, Viola Evans, Grace Lawson of Wytheville.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003 at 1 p.m. in the Barnett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Carbary officiating. Interment will follow in the West End Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, Memorials, c/o Jean Lester, P. O. Box 778, Wytheville, Va. 24382.
Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Dec. 6, 2003

SANFORD

Alma

 

 

Monday April 16, 1962
Miss Alma Sand_ Sanford, 37, died early Sunday morning in Johnstown, Pa hospital after a lingering illness.
Survivors are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Sanford, Johnstown; sister, Mrs. D.D. Landis, Pulaski; and one brother, David Lee Sanford, Front Royal.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon in Johnstown with burial there.

April 15, 1962

SARVER

Barry

Eugene

 

Barry Eugene Sarver, age 49 of 5395 Collins Street, Dublin passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born December 23, 1953 in Pulaski, he was the son of the late Carl Eugene “Jiggs” Sarver and Victoria Mabry Sarver. Barry worked for the State of Virginia in the Department of Conservation and Recreation-Division of State Parks for a total of 33 years. He began working at the Claytor Lake State Park as an hourly employee when he was 15 years old in 1970. He then became Park Ranger at Claytor Lake in 1976, Chief Park Ranger from 1980 to 1982 at Westmoreland State Park, Chief Ranger at Seashore from 1982 to 1985, and back as Park Ranger, (in his hometown community), at Claytor Lake in 1985 until present. Barry touched a lot of lives through his work at the State Parks in which he developed many lasting friendships with numerous people and their families. He was very active with the Dublin Boy Scout Troop #100 serving as the Assistant Scoutmaster in which his son was a member. He loved the people in Pulaski County and in his hometown of Dublin. Surviving are: his wife Jeanette Carol Krejci Sarver, Dublin; son, Isaac Jordan Sarver, Dublin; sister and brother-in-law, Vickey and “Jimbo” McCraw, Dublin; niece, Andi McCraw, Dublin; five aunts, numerous cousins and many special friends and co-workers. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Michael Blouse 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. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to the Boy Scout Troop, #100, c/o Rev. Michael Blouse, Scoutmaster, 5112 Armstrong Street, Dublin, Va. 24084 or the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

June 4, 2003

SARVER

Louise

 

SHEPERD

Louise Shepherd Sarver, 75, of Belsprings, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 4, 2003. Her husband, Douglas C. Sarver, and daughter, Brenda Young, predecease her.
Born August 1, 1928, in Montgomery County, she is also predeceased by her parents Edward M. and Neva Shepherd, as well as her stepmother, Helen Caldwell Shepherd, a brother, Archie Shepherd, half-brother, Junior Miller and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Three sons, Wayne D. Sarver and wife, Diane, of Belsprings, Edward Lee Sarver and wife, Betty of Belsprings and Ronnie E. Sarver and wife, Nobledeen, of Salisbury, N. C. survive her. Surviving brothers are Marshall E. Shepherd of Virginia Beach, Rev. Everette Shepherd and wife, Darlene, of Christiansburg, Harvey Shepherd and wife, Brenda of Dublin, Charles “Jack” Shepherd and wife, Dorothy, of Christiansburg. Surviving sisters are Conston Spradlin of Blacksburg, Claudine Henderson of Blacksburg, Frances Flores and husband, Marcelo, of Roanoke Rapids, N. C., Eunice and Jube Burk of Christiansburg and Ruth Moore of Riner; sister-in-laws, Dorothy Shepherd and Lorene Miller of Christiansburg. There are 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren surviving as well as close friend and companion, Jack Moore, of Dublin. She will be forever missed but remembered in love by her family, church, and community.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at Belsprings United Methodist Church in Belsprings, Va. Funeral services will held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Belsprings United Methodist Church with Rev. Maria Grim and Rev. Jerry Shepherd officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens in Dublin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of donor’s choice. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to Dr. Abe Andes and his staff as well as all of the nurses associated with Carilion Hospice for their care of our loved one. May God deeply bless each and everyone of them.
Arrangements by DeVilbiss Funeral Home, 1200 Grove Avenue, Radford, Va.

August 4, 2003

SAUL

Evelyn

 

 

NEW RIVER - Evelyn Viers Saul age 83 of New River passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2004 surrounded by her children, grandchildren and loving family. She was a member of the Fairlawn Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Saul, a son, Eddie Saul, a granddaughter, Lisa King, her mother, father and five brothers. Survivors include a son, Charles Saul of New River; five daughters, Shelvia King of Virginia Beach, Clara Neishell of Loris, SC., Marie Dobbins and Bonnie Thornton both of Dublin, and Sherry Mitchell of New River; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one brother, Kirby Beasley of Christiansburg; and two sisters, Geraldine Arnold of Riner and Maxine Conley of Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with the Rev. Jim Angle officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

August 26, 2004

SAUNDERS

John

J.

 

Sunday December 3, 1961
John J. Saunders, formerly of Pulaski died recently.
He is the brother of Mrs. Arthur O’Dell of Pulaski, and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Saunders also of Pulaski.
Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Feet Creig of Richmond; three brothers, Robert L. and Roy E. Saunders of Baltimore, and Clarence E. Saunders of Richmond.

August 26, 2004

SAWYER

T.

Myron

 

Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Sunday, April 2, 1961
T. Myron SAWYER, Marshalltown, Ia., who died Thursday at his home was buried Saturday at Marshalltown.  He was the father of Robert SAWYER, Salt Lake City, Utah, formerly of Pulaski.
Mr. SAWYER is survived by his wife, two daughters and son, Robert SAWYER.

March 30, 1961

SAWYERS Troy      Contributed by Dennis Sheppard Feb 28, 1978

SAYERS

Bessie

 

 

Friday August 30, 1963
Funeral services for Miss Bessie Sayers, 73, of Draper, who died yesterday at the Pulaski hospital will be held at 2:30 pm today from the Stevens chapel on the hill. The Rev. J.O. Helsabeck of Blacksburg and the Rev. P.O. Sartelle of Draper will officiate.
Burial will follow in Sayers family cemetery in Wythe County.
Active pallbearers are Benton Sayers, Allen Howard, Carl Gardner, Tom Tate, Holbert Allison, and Clarence Holmes.

August 29, 1963

SAYERS

Cloyd

C.

 

Thursday August 1, 1968
Cloyd C. Sayers, 43, Max Meadows, died Wednesday morning in Pulaski General Hospital.
He was an employee of Coleman Furniture Corp.
Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. William B. Ratcliffe and Mrs. Ervin C. Ratcliffe both of Max Meadows, Mrs. Nellie Moses, Wytheville, Mrs. Nan Semones, Bel Air, Md.; three brothers, Ed Sayers, Max Meadows, James C. Sayers, Draper, and Buster Sayers, Austinville.
The funeral will be Friday at 4 pm from Midway Pentecostal Holiness church conducted by the Rev. D.E. Ralley and the Rev. Dallas Jewell. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The body will remain at Strickler’s Funeral home until one hour before the service.

July 31, 1968

SAYERS

Lillie

Lucille

ROBERTS

Lillie Lucille Roberts Sayers, age 74 of 1013 Floyd Lane, Pulaski passed away Nov. 15, 2003 at the Pulaski Community Hospital. Born April 29, 1929 in Ivanhoe, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence S. and Sarah Mabe Roberts. She was also preceded in death by a number of brothers and sisters.
Surviving are: her husband, Matthew Joseph Sayers, Pulaski; son Matthew Joseph Sayers, Jr., Pulaski; two grandsons; four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Donald and Eleanor Scott officiating. Interment will follow at the Old Fellows Cemetery (Ivanhoe, Va.) The family will receive friends one hour before the service on Tuesday.
Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangement.

Nov. 15, 2003

SAYERS

Rachel

Grace

 

Friday September 29, 1961
Miss Rachel Grace Sayers, 80, Draper Valley, passed away Thursday afternoon in a Draper nursing home.
She was born in Pulaski county June 8, 1881, the daughter of the late W.S. and Helen Sayers.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. T.B. Payne, Roanoke, Mrs. F.M. Riley, Newport News, and Miss Fannie Sue Sayers, Draper. One brother John T. Sayers, Roanoke. Three nephews, Thomas Payne, Bristol, Ben Payne, Roanoke, and Francis Riley, Newport News. Two nieces, Mrs. R.B. Coffman and Mrs. W.C. Walton both of Roanoke.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 pm from the Stevens Funeral Home with the Rev. B.P. Edwards of Roanoke and the Rev. John K. Boyd of Hillsville officiating. Burial will follow in the Sayers family cemetery in Wythe County.

September 28, 1961

SAYERS

Sarah

E.

 

Monday June 11, 1928 Allisonia, Va. June 13. – Mrs. Sarah E. Sayers, widow of Thomas Sayers, died June 8th at 8:15 pm at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.L. Quesenberry, Allisonia, Va. Mrs. Sayers had been a resident of Wythe and Carroll count for the past 87 years until a few months ago when she came to Pulaski count to make her home with her daughter. She had endeared herself to a large group of friends where ever she stayed. She joined the Methodist church at Olive Branch, cripple Creek at the age of 12 years, making her a member of the church 76 years. She never forgot church and God. In all her conversation she put god first of all. She made her stay on the earth 88 years, 5 months, and 26 days. She is survived by three daughter and 4 sons, namely: Mrs. R.L. Quesenberry, Allisonia; Mrs. Renda Quesenberry, Coalwood, W.Va.; Mrs. Frank Fendly, Hemphill, W.Va.; David Sayers and George Sayers, Sylvatus, Robert Sayers, Jenkins Jones, W.Va.; and Andy Sayers, Madison, S.C. She is also survived by 101 grandchildren, 145 great grandchildren, and 16 great great grandchildren. Two sons and three daughters preceded her to the grave. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church, Sylvatus, Sunday in charge of Rev. C.W. Store of Christiansburg. Interment was at the Lindsay cemetery.

June 8, 1928

SAYERS

Susan

Jane

ALLISON

Monday September 20, 1920
Mrs. Susan Jane Sayers, wife of W.B. Sayers, died Saturday night at the St. Albans Sanatorium, Radford, where she had been under treatment. Her condition had been extremis for some days and the end not unexpected, it being realized there was no hope. The body was returned to her home at Barren Springs on Sunday and the funeral is being held this afternoon with interment in the family graveyard at the home place.
The deceased was a daughter of J.M. and Rhoda Allison Howard. She was born in Wythe county June 12, 1859, and was aged 61 days, 3 months, and 6 days. She is survived by her husband and several children.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Howard and D.H. Howard, who came in last night from Lynchburg, are attending the funeral, Messrs Howard being brothers of the deceased.

September 18, 1920

SAYERS

Thomas

Benton

 

Wednesday April 22, 1942
Thomas Benton Sayers, 83, life-long resident of Southwest Virginia, died yesterday at his home near Barren Springs, Wythe county. He had been a member of the Galena Presbyterian church since childhood.
He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary Steele of Ashland, Ky.; B.C. Sayers, Barren Springs, and R.C. Sayers, Front Royal. His wife died 22 years ago.
Services will be conducted tomorrow at 11 am from the home with the Rev. Francis Hume Scott officiating. Burial will be in the Sayers family cemetery.

April 21, 1942

SAYERS

Willie

Kate

 

Tuesday March 13, 1923 (partial transcription)
Miss Willie Kate Sayers died Friday evening in a Roanoke hospital from heart trouble having recently undergone an operation for a complication. The body was brought to Pulaski on No.13 Saturday night and removed to the family home in Pine.
Funeral service was held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the Christian church at Pine, having been conducted by the Rev. W.E. Balderson assisted by the Rev. J.M. McChesney. Burial was in the Sayers graveyard at Barren Springs.
The deceased was a daughter of Winfield S. Sayers and the late Helen Sayers, and was aged 27 years, 11 months, and 1 day. She was survived by her father, five sisters, Mrs. Payne, Roanoke; Misses Bessie, Grace, Fannie, Sue, and Carrie Sayers and two brothers Ernest and John Sayers.

March 9, 1923

SAYERS

William

P.

 

SAYERS, William P., (Bill), 75, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003. He graduated from Draper High School in 1946 and served in the Army, 1946-1948, with the occupational forces in Italy. He worked for Jefferson Electric in Roanoke for 15 years and belonged to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 673 and worked for Davis H. Elliott for 26 years, retiring in 1992. He was predeceased by parents, Georgie Huddle and Charles Benton Sayers; brother, Charles B. Sayers, Jr.; and sister, Evelyn Faulkner. He is survived by his wife, Aileen Laprad Sayers; son, Christo-pher Sayers, Roanoke; stepdaughter and her husband, Carolyn Sue and Gary Fulton, three stepgrandchildren, all of Fincastle; brothers and sisters-in-law, Herbert and Iris Sayers, Radford; Edwin and Mickey Sayers, Garland Sayers, all of Pulaski; John and Catherine Sayers, Staunton. Services were held at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem on Thursday, June 5 with burial in Cedar Lawn.

June 3, 2003

SCHEFF

Marguerite

 

 

PULASKI - Marguerite "Margy" Scheff, 94, of Pulaski died early Tuesday morning in the Highland Ridge Rehab. Center, Dublin. Arrangements pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Sept. 9, 2003

SCHERRER

Louise

 

 

SALEM * Louise Lester Scherrer, 91, of Salem, formerly of Pulaski and of Port St. Lucie, Fla., passed away Friday, October 31, 2003. She was retired from Sears Roebuck & Company and was a member of the College Lutheran Church. She was a member for 65 years of Pulaski Eastern Star #113, was a past Worthy Matron of Pulaski Eastern Star #113, and was the first Grand Lecture of Virginia. She was also a former member of the First Methodist Church in Pulaski and a former member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Florida. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Lester and Alfred Scherrer; and a grandson, Robert Lester. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William H. and Martha Lester of Salem; stepsons and wives, Alfred and Arlene Scherrer of Hampton, Va., Richard and Patricia Scherrer of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and John and Sheryn Scherrer of Bay Shore, Long Island; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. at the College Lutheran Church with Rev. Dwayne Westerman officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. The Pulaski Eastern Star #113 service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Lotz Salem Chapel for all the public to attend. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday Nov. 2, at the Lotz Salem Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Building Fund at the College Lutheran Church in Salem.

October 31, 2003

SCHRADER

Jettie

Devire

 

Thursday December 7, 1962
Miss Jettie Devire Schrader, 77, of 402 Pierce Ave., died this morning at her home.
Born in Ivanhoe, the daughter of the late Charles Edward Schrader and Virginia Scott, she is survived by two brothers, Marzelle Schrader, Oakridge, Tenn., and George Schrader, Pulaski; two sisters, Mrs. L.J. Bassett Sr., and Mrs. Johnny Prince, both of Pulaski.
The funeral arrangements are pending at Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home.

December 7, 1962

SCHRADER

Lorena

 

PHIBBS

PULASKI - Lorena Phibbs Schrader, age 92 of 1024 Dora Highway died Tuesday December 2, 2003 at Pulaski Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born April 9, 1911 in Hillsville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Bertha Phibbs and Vauda Phibbs. She was a retired restaurant owner and food provider in many different restaurants in Pulaski. She was preceded in death by her husband Kelly Randolph Schrader, one daughter; Margaret Lucille Chinault, and one son; Gerald Randolph Worrell; sisters; Gertrude Quesenberry, Inez Wilder, Mae Austin, and Jacqueline Mabry. She is survived by four sons; Kelly Schrader, Jr. of Camden, S.C.: Calvin Jackson Worrell of Charlotte Hall, MD, William Joseph Worrell of Pulaski, and James Edward Worrell of Lawton, Oklahoma: One daughter: Keri Schrader Vass of Pulaski; one half-brother; Melvin Webb of Mt. Airy, MD. Also survived by many grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. Visiting will be anytime Wednesday after 2:00 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 at seaglefuneralhome@psknet.com Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski.

December 2, 2003

SCHRADER

Mary

Anne

CRAIG

SCHRADER, Mary Anne Craig, 62, of 1304 Newbern Road, Pulaski, died Thursday, June 17, 1993, in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Pulaski on August 6, 1930, and she was the daughter of the late Berman E. Craig. She was a member of the Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was a former secretary of Claremont School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Howard Schrader. Surviving are one son, Walter H. (Rocky) Schrader Jr.; one daughter, Susan Anne Schrader; mother, Vannie Palmer Craig, all of Pulaski; one brother, Samuel D. Craig, Dublin; two grandchildren, Anne Elizabeth Schrader, Andrew Elliott Schrader, all of Pulaski. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 20, 1993, at 2 p.m. from the Stevens Funeral Chapel with Dr. Manson B. Tate officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Saturday at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens !
Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski.

June 17, 1993

SCHRONCE

Robert

Corneilus

 

Robert Corneilus Schronce, 72, of Newbern Heights, died Friday morning, May 2, 2003, in Pulaski Community Hospital. He was born May 8, 1930 in Lincolnton, N.C. and was the son of the late Boyd Cornelius Schronce. He was a member of the Dublin United Methodist Church where he was active in the Methodist's mens activities. Surviving are mother, Edna Carpenter Schronce of Lincolnton, N.C.; wife, Elizabeth Warren Schronce of Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law, Mark R. and Sandy Schronce of Pulaski; one granddaughter, Amanda Schronce of Pulaski; and one brother, Edward Schronce of Lincolnton, N.C. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Travis officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Sunday afternoon from the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to the Dublin United Methodist Church, 424 East Main Street, Dublin, Va. 24084. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home of Pulaski.

May 2, 2003

SEAGLE

Jacquelyn

Lindsay

 

Tuesday, February 19, 1985
Jacquelyn Lindsay SEAGLE age 60, of 33-7th St., N.W., died Monday afternoon.
Born Jan. 14, 1925 in Pulaski the daughter of the late George H. SEAGLE, Sr., she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and an employee of Radford Arsenal for approximately 34-years.
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ruby LINDSAY SEAGLE BELL, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Herbert G. "Ernestine" HALL, Draper; one brother, George H. SEAGLE Jr., Pulaski.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Visiting will be this afternoon, and the family will receive friends at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, this evening from 7-9 p. m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice.

February 18, 1985

SEAGLE

Maria

Elizabeth

HOILMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Maria Elizabeth Seagle, better known as Mrs. Mattie Seagle, who died Saturday morning at 9:45 am, were held yesterday afternoon at three o’clock.
Interment followed immediately after the church services, Mrs. Seagle being laid to rest besides to the body of her husband W.C. Seagle, in the family plot in Oakwood. Mr. Seagle died 17 years ago, a few days after his wife had suffered the first of two strokes, the last of which occurred early Christmas morning and was the direst cause of her death.
Surviving Mrs. Seagle are several children, D.E. Seagle, F.A. Seagle, W.H. Seagle, T.M Seagle, Mrs. J.R. Byrd, G.H. Seagle, and Mrs. Mary Neighbors, all of Pulaski. She is also survived by one sister Mrs. Kate S. Boyer of Roland, N.C., and two brothers, D.B. Hoilman of Wytheville, and H.T. Hoilman of Pulaski. For the past several years, Mrs. Seagle had made her home with Mrs. Byrd on Dora Highway.
Deceased was born in Wythe county and would have reached her 70 birthday on the eight day of next May.
*1900 census, Pulaski, Pulaski, Virginia, William P. Seagle (47). Mittie E. (46) (born May 1854), Dertes (19), Frederick (13), William (12), Thomas (9) Laura (9), George (7), Mary S. (5)
*1910 census, Pulaski Ward 3, Pulaski, Virginia, Mittie L. Seagle (56), Dexter (28), William (21) Thomas (19), Laura (19), Hoilman (17), Mary (15), Ruby (27)
*1920 census, Pulaski Ward 3, Pulaski, Virginia, John R. Byrd (37), Laura J. Bryd (28), Mittie E. Seagle (65)

 

SEAGLE

William

Cloyd

 

1906 (Partial transcription)
William Cloyd Seagle died at his home on Commerce Street last Saturday, September 29th, shortly before 8 o’clock in the morning after an illness of little over two weeks with typhoid fever which developed a malignant force more suddenly than usual and effected the brain more seriously than is common in such cases.
William Cloyd Seagle was born in Wytheville February 26, 1853, and was married in the town of his broth at the early age of 21 to Miss Mittie Hollman, and after a married life of 33 years he is survived by his widow, and seven children.
The deceased is survived by his wife, five sons, who are, Dexter E., Fred A., William H., Tom and Hoilman, two daughters, Lura and Mary, his father, James F. Seagle of Wytheville, two brothers, Charles Seagle of Wytheville, and W.T. Seagle of near Roanoke, four sisters, Mrs. Luke Bennett of Washington, Mrs. W.M. Peck and Mrs. W.F. Fulwider of Bristol, and Mrs. J.T. Akers of Knoxville.

September 29, 1906

SEMONES

Charles

William

 

Charles William Semones, 77, of 692 Cardinal Drive, Pulaski, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003 in Decatur, Ill. Mr. Semones was born in Wythe Co., Va. on April 5, 1926 and was the son of the late Harvey Cummings Semones and Gertrude Dean Semones. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Semones and by three sisters, Colleen Melton, Ethel Duty and Jane Quesenberry. Mr. Semones was a veteran having served in the Marines during World War II, receiving a Purple Heart in Iwo Jima, and served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from RAAP, Radford, and was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Surviving are: his wife, Doris Collins Semones, Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Charles Allen Semones and Karen Semones, Decatur, Ill.; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Terry O’Donnell, Cloverdale, Va.; grandchildren and spouse, C. Andrew and Sarah Semones, Decatur, Ill., Brian C. McGowan, Williamsburg, Va., Christopher M. McGowan, Kill Devil Hills, N. C.; brother, Dale Semones, Richmond, Va.; sisters, Maggie Arnold, Pulaski, Evelyn Martin, Max Meadows, Winiford Tickle, Max Meadows, Florence Duncan, Fla.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Pulaski, with Rev. Martha Yeoman officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Saturday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1946 Medallion Drive, Pulaski, Va. 24301.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski.

Sept. 10, 2003

SEMONES

Earl

Jethro

 

Tuesday November 27, 1962
Earl Jethro Semones, 71, died Monday afternoon in Pulaski hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in Floyd County, the son of the late Isaac L. Semones and Liona Rigney Semones, he is survived by two sons, Oden K. Semones, Leesburg, Burley E. Semones, Pulaski; one daughter, Mrs. Stanley Frost, Pulaski; four brothers, Kyle Semones, Floyd; Clyde Semones, Radford; Charles H. Semones, Wilmington, Del.; Roy Semones, Christiansburg; two sisters, Mrs. W.J. Hylton, Floyd, and Mrs. P.F. Cox, Floyd; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm from Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. E.C. Vestal Jr. officiating assisted by Rev. Neil McKinnon. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg. The body will remain at the funeral home.

November 26, 1962

SEMONES

Evelyn

Lee

ABELL

Evelyn Lee Abell Semones, age 73 of Orlando, Fla. and formerly of Pulaski passed away Sunday, June 15, 2003 at Mariner Healthcare, Orlando, Fla. Born June 7, 1930 in Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late Columbus C. Abell and Minnie Yates Abell. She is also preceded in death by three sisters, Blanche Abell Hill, Ruby Abell Garlic, and Nellie Frances Abell, and two brothers, Ralph Abell and Arnold Abell. While in Pulaski, she had worked for the former Paul’s Knitting Mills and also Dee’s Cut Rate Store on Main Street. Surviving are: her daughter, Rhonda Semones, Orlando; sisters, Grace Abell Thornton, Pleasant Garden, N. C., Helen Louise Abell Taylor, Pulaski; brother Elmer D. Abell, Pulaski. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Friday 2 p.m. at Thornspring Cemetery, Pulaski with Rev. Dale Akers officiating. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski and Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando, Fla. are handling the arrangements for the family.

June 15, 2003

SEMONES

Evelyn

 

SMART

RADFORD * Evelyn "Blondie" Smart Williams Semones, age 76, of Radford, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 at New River Valley Medical Center. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia "Kathy" Semones Viers. Survivors include three granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; brother, Harvey W. Smart; sister, Monsie Combs. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Mullins Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Combs officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Burial Park in Radford. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mullins Funeral Home and Crematory in Radford.

Oct. 13, 2003

SEMONES

Laura

 

 

Sunday July 2, 1944
Mrs. Laura B. Semones, wife of James E. Semones, of Dublin, died at her home late yesterday. She is survived by her husband, five step children, and the following sisters, Mrs. Sadie Bell, Mrs. Ella Ayers, and Mrs. G.D. Whitaker, of Pulaski, and Mrs. Emma Grant of Huntington, W.Va.
Services will be held Monday at 11 am from the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. B.D. Whitaker in the Mt. Olivet section with the Rev. Ramsey Pike in charge. Burial will be in the Hufford cemetery.

July 1, 1944

SHAFRANSKY

Helen

J.

HARRIS

Helen J. Harris Shafransky, 68, of Port Deposit, Md. died April 22, 2004. She was born in Hiwassee, Va. the daughter of the late Cora B. Harris. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Charles Shafransky and her brother, Cecil Harris. She had worked at Bata Shoe Company for 30 years and was presently a hostess for the Chesapeake House in Northeast for 18 years. She found great joy in working and taking care of her dear family and friends.
Surviving are: her son and daughter-in-law, David A. and Nancy Shafransky, Elkton, Md.; grandchildren, Karlee and Julia Shafransky, Elkton, Md.; sister, Minnie Davis, Pulaski; brother, Leroy Harris, Hiwassee.
Funeral service will be held Monday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at the Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Woodring officiating. Burial will follow in Angel Hill Cemetery, Havre de Grace, Md. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 25 at the Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home, 333 South Parke Street, Aberdeen, Md. from 5 to 8 p.m. The family wishes that memorials be made to American Cancer Society, Harford County Unit, P. O. Box 353, Aberdeen, Md. 21001.
Arrangements by Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home, Aberdeen, Md.

April 22, 2004

SHANKLIN

Elizabeth

Mae

FARNE

Thursday February 22, 1962
Mrs. Elizabeth Mae Shanklin, 76, died in Pulaski Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in St. Clair, Pa., the daughter of the late William Parkin Farne and Ann Thomas Farne, and preceded in death by her husband, Roy Evans Shanklin, she is survived by one son, John William Shanklin, Rt. 1 Radford; three daughters, Mrs. James Hilton and Mrs. Paul C. Roop, both of Pulaski, and Mrs. Harold Pryor, Radford; one sister Mrs. Warren Parker, Dunbar, Pa.; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2pm from the Snowville Christian Church with burial to following West View Cemetery, Radford. The body will remain at Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home until one hour before service.

February 22, 1962

SHELBURNE

John

Mitchell

 

John Mitchell Shelburne, 49, of Pine Bluff, Ark., formerly of Radford, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2003 in Harriman, Tenn. He was the minister at First Christian Church of Pine Bluff. He taught English and Latin at Radford High School for several years. He was preceded in death by his father, John Wesley Shelburne, a daughter, Jennifer Shelburne, and a brother, LeRoy B. Shelburne. Survivors include his wife, Annelle Strong Shelburne of Crystal Springs, MS; a son, John Kelly Shelburne of Crystal Springs, MS; a daughter, Amanda Hope Shelburne of Crystal Springs, MS; his mother, Mrs. Georgia Shelburne of Radford; two sisters, Phyllis Barker of Richmond and Carolyn Estes of Radford. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Snowville Christian Church with Rev. Jonathan Webster officiating. Interment will follow in the Shelburne Family Cemetery in Snowville. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to either the Snowville Christian Church or the First Christian Church of Pine Bluff. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.

July 2, 2003

SHELBURNE

Simon

B.

 

Monday November 20, 1944
Mrs. J.W. Shelburne of Snowville, has received word that her son Cpl. Simon B. Shelburne was killed in action in France on Oct 24, and Pvt. Roy M. Shelburne, another son was wounded in France on September 19.
Cpl. Simon Shelburne entered the service March 3, 1943 and received his basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and Rucker, Ala. He has been overseas since September 8, 1944 servicing with the infantry. Prior to entering the service he was employed at the Radford Ordnance Works.
Pvt. Roy Shelburne entered the service November 8, 1942 and received his training at Camp Bowie, Texas. He has been overseas since June 1944 stations with a tank division. Prior to entering the service he was employed at the Radford Ordnance Works.
Besides their mother, there are five brothers, William B. Shelburne stationed on Sicily; Roscoe, John, Gilbert, and Fred, all of Snowville; three sisters, Mrs. Aaron Flinchum of Christiansburg, Mrs. Harry Phillips and Mrs. Ruby Shanklin of Snowville.

September 19, 1944

SHELL

Retha

 

 

MOCKSVILLE - Retha "Colleen" Shell, 65, of Mocksville, was granted peace on Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home after battling cancer. She was born Jan. 10, 1938, in Pulaski the daughter of Mary and Sherman Akers. She will be missed greatly by many friends and especially by her two daughters, Patricia Blankenship and Ronda DeVinney; two sons, Lawrence Martin, Jr. and Tony Ransome, all of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Betty Edwards of Mocksville and Violet Kress of Pulaski; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Ms. Shell was cremated.

Sept. 1, 2003

SHELOR

Parker

 

GILMER

Monday September 25, 1972
Mrs. Parker Shelor, 78, of Draper’s Valley died at 2 am today in a Black Mt., NC nursing home. She was the widow of Richard B. Shelor.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Green, Virginia Beach, and Mrs. Emily Murray, Knoxville, Tenn.; one son, the Rev. Richard Shelor, Black Mt., NC; three brothers, Dr. Graham Gilmer, Lynchburg, Dr. William Gilmer, Clifton Forge, and Dr. Thomas Gilmer, Hampden Sydney; and seven grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 pm Tuesday from Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church conducted by Dr. H. Hullinger. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

September 25, 1972

SHELOR

Vernon

Lee

 

Vernon Lee Shelor, 70, of Pulaski, VA, beloved father and grandfather, passed away in his daughters home after a brave fight with cancer. He was born in Virginia on December 10, 1933 and was the son of the late Levi Shelor and Delsie Edna Vipperman Shelor. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen S. Cochran. Mr. Shelor was a retired carpenter with Jack Byrd Tiles, Pulaski.
Surviving are: Daughter and Son-in-law Jennifer and Chris Lanter of Max Meadows, VA; Step-daughter and Family Michelle and Todd Alley of Dublin, VA; Brother and Sister-in-law Eugene (Doby) and Mary Shelor of Draper, VA, one brother at heart Clinton Leon Key of Pulaski; grandchildren Taylor and Braxton Lanter of Max Meadows and five step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Draper’s Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Jim Dunn and Rev. Carl White officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery, Carroll County. Visiting will be Saturday 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.

December 24, 2003

SHELTMAN

Sidney

 

 

Friday January 19, 1923 (partial transcription)
Christiansburg Va. – Colonel Sidney Sheltman, postmaster at Christiansburg, died yesterday at his home at the age of 60 years. He became ill with influenza about two weeks ago and double pneumonia developed. Colonel Sheltman is survived by a widow, who was Miss Bettie Binford, of Rocky Mount.

January 18, 1923

SHEPHERD

Betty

 

MACY

PULASKI * Betty Macy Shepherd, 71, of Pulaski, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 3, 2003, at the home of her brother, W.F. Macy, Sr. She was born in Pulaski, Va. on March 30, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Mahlon D. Macy and Katherine Hale Macy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Caleb Shepherd. She was a member of the First Church of the Brethren, Pulaski, and was a retired registered nurse having worked at both Pulaski Hospital and Pulaski Community Hospital with over 30 years of service. Surviving are : one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Bill Stolley, Virginia Beach; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Jenny Shepherd, Pulaski, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, W.F. Macy, Sr. and Donna Macy, Pulaski, Va.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one nephew; three nieces.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Pastor John Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Thursday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials be made to the First Church of the Brethren, 1749 Newbern Road, Pulaski, Va. 23401. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc. Pulaski, Va.

Dec. 3, 2003

SHEPPARD

Amanda

Jane

 

Monday May 28, 1945
Mrs. Amanda Jane Sheppard, 72, widow of John C. Sheppard, died early Sunday at Pulaski hospital following a lingering illness.
A member of the Missionary Baptist Church, Mrs. Sheppard had lived in Pulaski for many years and was loved by a host of friends for her quiet Christian character.
Survivors include two children, B.D. Carlton and Mrs. J. Temp Wright, and five step children, Mrs. William Johnson, Mrs. Hattie Smith, Mrs. Bessie Quesenberry, and F.W. Sheppard, all of Pulaski, and Mrs. Clara Burnett, of Hollins VA.
Four step-grandchildren, all of whom she raised and who now live in Pulaski, also survived. They are now, Mrs. Mary Eversole, Mrs. Marie Cecil, Mrs. Bonnie Hughett, and Miss Nancy Quesenberry.
Funeral services will be conducted from the home on Valley Road at 2 pm tomorrow by the Rev. W.W. Arrowood. Interment will follow in Oakwood cemetery.
Obituary: Part 1 and Part 2

May 27, 1945

SHEPPARD

Beatrice

Marie

 

Beatrice Marie Sheppard, 64 of Leeds, Al. formerly of Radford, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2003. Survivors include her husband, Charles Sheppard; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teena and Earnie Mashburn, and Wendy and David McNeeley; two sisters, Edna Phillips and Christine Hedge; and five grandchildren, Zachary and Chloe Caroline Mashburn,, Brian and Andrea McNeeley, and Megan Harvison.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. Jerry Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in the Rockford United Methodist Church Cemetery in Pulaski County. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the America Diabetic Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Oh. 44720. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

September 11, 2003

SHEPPARD

Carlos

S.

 

Tuesday May 28, 1963
Carlos S. Sheppard, 56, died Monday in his home, 6533 E. 4th St., Pulaski.
He is survived by one sister Mrs. John H. Kanode, Pulaski, and one brother James Sheppard, Vienna, W.Va.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 am from Strickler’s Chapel. The Rev. Allen Pugh will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

May 27, 1963

SHEPPARD

Harman

E.

 

Wednesday April 4, 1928 (partial transcription)
Harman E. Sheppard, a prominent farmer living on the Newbern road, died last night at 10 o’clock at the Pulaski hospital following a protracted illness.
The deceased was born near Bland Courthouse June 21, 1857, so was in the 71st year of his life. He married Miss Bettie Neel, of Wise county who died December 10, 1922. Of the union there survive ten children: Mrs. L.P. Wohlford and Mrs. J.S. Wohlford, Mechanicsburg; Mrs. H.S. Shanklin, Keystone, W.Va.; Miss Hetty Sheppard, teaching at Twin Branch, W.Va.; Miss Rhoda Neel Sheppard, student at the State Teachers College, Harrisonburg; Miss Sarah Sheppard, at home; Dr. Edwin F. Sheppard, surgeon in charge of the hospital at Jenkins, Ky.; J.L Sheppard, student of University of West Virginia, Morgantown; Livingston Sheppard, student of the University of Kentucky, Lexington. There is also one sister, Mrs. Lou Sharitz, and one brother the Rev. J.M Sheppard, retired Methodist minister, both residents of Wytheville. Another brother John A. Sheppard, an attorney, and a member of the West Virginia Board of control died last fall.

April 3, 1928

SHEPPARD

Joseph

W.

 

Monday February 9, 1942
Funeral services for Joseph W. Sheppard, 74, who died Sunday at New Altmont hospital, were held Monday afternoon from the Centennial church at McCoy. The Rev. W.D. Ferguson was in charge. Interment was in McCoy cemetery.

February 8, 1942

SHEPPARD

Rodney

Allen

 

DUBLIN - Rodney Allen Sheppard, 51, of 6052 Dolphus Avenue, Dublin, passed away on July 10, 2004 in the New River Valley Medical Center, Radford. He was born on Oct. 7, 1952 and was preceded in death by his father, Allen W. Sheppard, by his in-laws, Rex and Ida Belle Slate and by a brother-in-law, Bill Slate.
Surviving are: his mother, Geneva G. Sheppard, Pulaski; wife of 31 years, Doris Slate Sheppard, Dublin; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Stephanie M. Sheppard, Dublin; daughter, Michelle A. Sheppard, Dublin; granddaughters, Shana L. Farmer, Hailey M. Sheppard; his favorite four-legged friend, Norman; extended family, Rusty and Sue Slate, Connors Valley, Jerry Slate, Pulaski, Chuckie and Monica Slate, Pulaski, David and Alexa Slate, Pulaski, Steve and Libby Slate, Pulaski, Rick Slate, Pulaski, Jessie and Gayle Slate Owen, Draper, Tim and Barbara Slate Smith, Newbern, Floyd and Becky Slate Dehart, Draper.
Mr. Sheppard was a 33 year employee of DBT (formerly Long Airdox), Pulaski.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mike Blouse officiating. Burial will follow in the Thornspring Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening at Stevens Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m.
Daddy was a kind man of few words, but words well spoken. We will miss you and love you, Daddy. Michael and Michelle Sheppard.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

July 10, 2004

SHOCKLEY

Mae

 

AYERS

Wednesday October 25, 1972
Mrs. Mae Ayers Shockley, 78, of Draper, died late Tuesday night in the Pulaski General Hospital.
Surviving are her husband William Elbert Shockley, one daughter Mrs. Jesse M. Tickler, Draper; one son William Frank Shockley, Pulaski; one sister Mrs. Henry Shockley, Gibsonville, NC; one brother D.P. Ayers; seven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 am Thursday from Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifton Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Christian Cemetery, Draper’s Valley.

October 24, 1972

SHOCKLEY

William

Roger

 

PULASKI * William Roger Shockley, 61 of Pulaski, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2004 at his home. He attended Dublin Baptist Church and was a retired electrician. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Frank and Mary Myers Shockley. Survivors include his wife Barbara Thornton Shockley of Pulaski; and one son, Roger Alan Shockley of Barren Springs. There will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.

February 20, 2004

SHOWALTER

Lois

 

 

Sunday June 3, 1928 (partial transcription)
Snowville, Va., June 2. – The death of Miss Lois Showalter, which occurred at Catawba Sanatorium May 25, was sad to relatives and friends. Lois has spent a number of years in preparation for hospital work on the foreign mission field.
The deceased was the second daughter of Thomas and Nannie Showalter, and besides her father she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Wise Worrell and Virginia Showalter, and two brothers, Medy and Ammem.

May 25, 1928

SHUCKS

Ada

 

MILLER

Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Monday, March 5, 1962
Mrs. Ada MILLER SHUCKS died Sunday morning at her home in Allisonia.  She was the wife of the late James Thomas SHUCKS. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lucy REDD, Allisonia; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Johnson’s Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Harvey Johnson and the Rev. O.L. Johnson. Burial will be in the Shucks Cemetery The body will be removed from Strickler’s Funeral Home this afternoon to her home in Allisonia to remain until the hour of the service.

March 4, 1962

SHUFF

Marshall

Alexander

 

Tuesday September 12, 1972
Marshall Alexander Shuff Jr. 69, of Scott Lake Community, Elkins, W.Va., formerly of Pulaski, died unexpectedly Sunday evening at his home.
Born in Bristol December 19, 1902, he was the son of the late Marshall A. Shuff Sr. and Bettie Matthews Shuff.
A graduate of Pulaski High School he attended the University of Virginia. A member of the First United Methodist Church Pulaski, he was a member of the Tygrart Valley Lions Club and the BPOE Lodge No. 1135, Elkins. He was a self employed accountant.
The decease is survived by his widow, Mrs. Evelyne Jordan Shuff; one son, Marshall A. Shuff III, Chesapeake; one daughter, Mrs. Carl D. Blot, Richmond; three brothers, Harold M. Shuff and John H. Shuff, both of Pulaski, and William Shuff, Baltimore; one sister Mrs. Hubert F. Grossclose, Pulaski. Also three grandchildren.
Friends are being received at the John W. Lober Funeral Home, Elkins, W.Va., and a graveside service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday is Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski with the Rev. Richard J. Patterson officiating.

September 10, 1972

SHUMAKER

Cora

 

REYNOLDS

Tuesday September 22, 1964
Mrs. Cora Shumaker, 87, died Monday in her home.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Robert Surratt, Pulaski; Mrs. Lawrence Murphy, Mt. Airy, NC; Mrs. Gus Mooney, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mrs. Elbert Sirt, Pulaski; two sons, Thomas Shumaker, Marion; William Shumaker, Dublin; a sister, Mrs. Cleve Bishop, Dallas Texas; a brother Elizie Reynolds, North Wilkesboro NC.
Funeral will be at 3:30 pm Wednesday from Strickler’s Chapel conducted by the Rev. Harry L. Sumner with burial in Thornspring Cemetery.

September 21, 1964

SHUMATE

Edsel

Nathan

 

RADFORD - Edsel Nathan Shumate, 88 of Radford, passed away Monday, November 22, 2004 at the Radford Nursing & Rehab Center. He was a member of the Radford Christian Church where he served as a deacon, elder, trustee and former treasurer, and was influential in the remodeling of the church. In 1940, he and his three brothers began Shumate Furniture in Princeton. WV. In 1947, he moved to Radford with his family and opened Shumate Furniture. He was preceded in death by his parents, John T. and Nora B. Meadows Shumate and also by five brothers and five sisters. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Florence B. Shumate of Radford; a son, Alban E. Shumate of Radford; a daughter, Janet Faye Effler of Radford; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; a brother, George Shumate of Salem. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Radford Christian Church with Rev. Bobby Sutphin and Rev. Andy Woodward officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Burial Park in Radford. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

November 22, 2004

SHUMATE

Jerry

P.

 

Jerry P. Shumate, Sr., age 72 of Draper, died Wednesday March 31, 2004 at his residence. Born August 3, 1931 in Martinsville, he was the son of the late Margaret Poteet Shumate & Joseph B. Shumate, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Beal Shumate. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, was a member of the Kazim Shrine in Roanoke, was a past vice-president of Coleman Furniture for 28 years, & was owner and operator of the Draper Valley Farm Supply and Market where he exhibited his love of farming, and Springer Spaniels, & was a member of the Pulaski Elks Lodge #1067. He is survived by 4 sons & daughters-in-law; Jerry P. Shumate, Jr. & his wife Ruthey of Greensboro, N.C., Arthur B. Shumate of Hawaii, George B. Shumate of Pulaski Co., & Mark B. Shumate & his wife Debbie of Draper, five grandchildren; George B. Shumate, Jr., Britt Shumate, Kristin Shumate, Zackery R. Shumate, and Lauren Shumate, 1 brother; Joe B. Shumate, Jr. of Pulaski Co.; A celebration of his life (memorial service), will be held Monday April 5 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Randy Frye, Dr. Cortez Cooper, & the Rev. Johnny Howlett officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. A private burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to Hospice of Southwest Virginia 600 W. Ridge Road, Wytheville, Va. 24382. The family will also receive friends at the home of Mark and Debbie Shumate 2560 Green Drive in the Painters Woods section of Draper. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski.

March 31, 2004

SHUMATE

Joseph

Beverly

 

Wednesday January 19, 1977
PULASKI - Joseph Beverly SHUMATE, Sr., of Dublin Rd, died Tuesday morning in the Pulaski Community Hospital. He was a native of Henry County. He was a son of the late George SHUMATE and Elizabeth STONE SHUMATE. He was chairman of the Board of Coleman Furniture Corporation, a member of the First United Methodist Church, previously serving as chairman of the Board of Trustees. He was a director of the Virginia National Bank, director of Southern Furniture Manufacturing Association, director of the Randolph House, past director of Pulaski Community Hospital, a member of the Piedmont Lodge #152 AF & AM, Martinsville and a member of Pulaski Lodge #1067 B.P.O.E. Surviing are his wife, Margaret POTEETE SHUMATE; two sons, Joseph B. SHUMATE, Jr., Jerry P. SHUMATE, both of Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. D. L. ELDER, Hopewell; six grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church. with the Rev. Gordon Goodgame officiat'ing, assisted by the Rev. Mike Hubble. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Employees of Coleman Furniture Corporation will serve as honorary pallbearers. The remains will rest at his residence until 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

January 18, 1977

SHUMATE

T. Henderson

B.

 

Wednesday July 17, 1968
T. Henderson B. Shumate, 77, Dublin, died Tuesday night in Radford Community Hospital. He was a former manger of Dublin Super Market.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Reba Thompson Shumate, Dublin; three daughters, Mrs. Maxine Davis, Mullens, W.Va; Mrs. Ruth Cole, McArthur, W.Va.; Miss Becky Shumate, Dublin; one step-daughter, Linda C. Seay, Dublin; three sons, Bill and Mack Shumate, both of Mullens; Ernest Shumate, Jacksonville, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Wirt Belchar, Tineville, W.Va.; Mrs. Evie Cook, Oceans, W.Va.; Mrs. Kelley Sizemore, Saulsville, W.Va.; Mrs. Terry Evans, Mullens; two brothers, Virgil Shumate, Saulsville, and Ted Shumate, Maple Fork, W.Va.; also 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
The funeral will be Friday at 11 am from Faglesong Funeral Home, Mullens, W.Va. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, W.Va.

July 16, 1968

SHUPE

Sloan

 

 

Wednesday March 28, 1934
Funeral services for Mrs. C.A. Shupe, a sister of Mrs. Fred Reynolds, of Draper, who passed away last week in Midway, were held Sunday afternoon at Grace Methodist church, conducted by the pastor Rev. E.H. Cassidy.
Mrs. Shupe, wife of a widely known Midway merchant, had been critically ill for some time and death was expected.
Mrs. Shupe was born and reared in Draper. Upon her marriage, January 7, 1919, she moved with her husband to Gary, where she resided for 5 years. They lived for the last ten years in Midway where Mr. Shupe operates a store and filling station.
Surviving are her husband, three children, Edison Shupe, 14, Una Tess Shupe, 7, and Dana Ramona Shupe, 2; and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. C.N. Jones, Salem, Oregon; G.C. Gregory, Bedford, Ohio; Mrs. Will Ashworth, Ivanhoe, Va.; Mrs. R.W. Reynolds, Draper; B.C. Gregory of Northfork; and J.H. Gregory of this city.
1920 census, Adkin, McDowell, West Virginia, Claud A. Shoop (26), Sloan Shoop (19), Edison (0).

 

SIFFORD

Carl

 

 

Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Tuesday, July 27, 1920
Carl SIFFORD was drowned in New River in the vicinity of Parrott some time Monday. The circumstances connected wherewith are lacking here. A message was received a the Virginia Anthracite Coal Corporation asking that Mr. And Mrs. Harvey GRAY, employed at this company’s mines, kinsmen, be advised of the death. Other than this, no information was had here.

July 26, 1920

SIFFORD

James

Augustus

 

Friday June 21, 1963
James Augustus Sifford, 50, died Thursday morning in Pulaski hospital.
Surviving are his wife Mrs. Ethel Eaton Sifford; one daughter, Mrs. Earlene Saunders, La Puente, Calif.; four sons, Nathan Sifford and Billy Joe Sifford, both of Narrows, Buford Sifford, Cleveland Ohio; Roger Sifford, US Army, Ft, Hood Texas; 12 grandchildren.
Funeral will be held Saturday at 2 pm from Poplar Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in the King Cemetery at Poplar Hill.

June 20, 1963

SIFFORD

Wilma

 

RICHARDSON

DUBLIN - Wilma Richardson Sifford, 67, of 5395 Highland Road, Dublin died Thursday, July 22, 2004. She was born in Pulaski on Dec. 11, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Ellis Bruce Richardson and Verna Kincer Richardson. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Richardson Robertson and Lucille Richardson Slusher and by her mother-in-law, Barbara Harkgrader.
Surviving are: her husband, Curtis Clayton Sifford, Dublin; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Jimmy Turner, Fla.; grandson, William Bronson Dalton, Fla.; sisters and brother-in-law, Terrie and John Sink, Dublin, Irene Wright, Marion; four sisters-in-law and spouses, Ella and George Page, Martha "Tiny" Reed, Eunice and Speedy Montgomery, Judy and Ray Fletcher; many special friends; her loving dog Cinnamon.
Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Dublin Presbyterian Church with Rev. John K. Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in the New Dublin Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visiting will be Saturday evening from Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. The family will be meeting at the residence of the sister and brother-in-law, Terrie and John Sink, 6735 Ruebush Road, Dublin, Va.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

July 22, 2004

SIMMERMAN

Fannie

May

 

Friday April 28, 1961
Mrs. Fannie May Sexton Simmerman, widow of J. Elbert Simmerman, died early this morning at the Mountainview Convalescent Home, Wytheville, after an extended illness.
She is survived by the following children: Colonel James S. Simmerman, US Army Ankara, Turkey; Richard B. Simmerman, Cincinnati, Ohio; Frank E. Simmerman, Bluefield, W.Va.; Mrs. W.B. Rudolph and C.T. (Pete) Simmerman, Wytheville; and Mrs. Sam T. Crockett, Pulaski; one sister Mrs. E. Lee Trinkle, Roanoke.
The body is at Porterfield Minnick Funeral Home pending arrangements.

April 28, 1961

SIMMONS

Ellen

Elizabeth

 

Wednesday January 19, 1921
Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Simmons, widow of George Simmons, died Tuesday at her home in Locust Hill following a protracted illness from cancer. He death followed that of her husband only a few day, his body being buried Sunday, he having died of pneumonia. She was a native of Floyd County and aged 46 years, 10 months, and 14 days. The deceased leaves several children.

January 18, 1921

SIMMONS

George

Everett

 

Saturday January 15, 1921
George Everett Simmons died Friday afternoon at the Pulaski hospital where he was removed Sunday suffering from double pneumonia, his condition having been critical at the time of his removal. The decease was a native of Floyd county and 48 years of age, He was employed at the Pulaski Works of G.C. Co. He leaves a widow, who is also quite ill, and several children. The body will be buried tomorrow in Oakwood cemetery.

January 14, 1921

SIMMONS

Myrtle

 

MASON

Myrtle Mason Simmons, 95, of Pulaski, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004 at Skyland Manor Nursing Center, Floyd, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband Jake Simmons and brothers Edward and Charles Mason. Surviving are: her son, James Roles, Fayetteville, W. Va.; sister, Virginia Furry, Clifton Forge, Va. A private graveside service will be held Saturday Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin with Rev. Don Sizemore officiating. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

January 28, 2004

SIMPKINS

Hampton

J.

 

Hampton J. Simpkins, age 85, of Radford died Monday afternoon Sept. 15, 2003 at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1917 the son of Jake and Nettie East Simpkins. An Army Veteran of World War II, he served with the 104th Infantry Division in France, Holland and Germany. He was a retired employee of Hercules with 30 years service at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. He was a member of the Morgans Chapel United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Dove Young Simpkins, his parents, brothers Marvin and Waddie Simpkins and a sister Maudie Turman. Surviving are: his sisters, Ruby Simpkins and Reva Simpkins; step-daughters, Clarice Hawley, Ruby Poff, Erma Albert and Carolyn Boyd; step-son, Bennie Young.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday Sept. 18 at the DeVilbiss Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Grimm and Rev. Steve Carter officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 17 at the DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford.

Sept. 15, 2003

SIMPKINS

Harold

Bramlett

 

Harold Bramlett Simpkins, 58 of Radford, passed away Monday, May 5, 2003 at the New River Valley Medical Center. Survivors include his mother, Christaleen V. Simpkins of Radford; five brothers, Brady, J. D., Elwood, Avery and Joe Simpkins, all of Radford; two sisters, Taxie Fagg and Julia Brightwell, both of Radford; two half-brothers, George and Lee Simpkins, both of Radford; and two half-sisters, Katherine Dalton of Roanoke, and Eva O’Dell of Hiwassee. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 8, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the West Radford Church of God with Pastor Arthur Harris and Pastor Jim Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

May 5, 2003

SIMPKINS

Euginie

H.

YOUNG

Transcribed by Teresa Ferrell
Snowville News January 1919
Mrs. John SIMPKINS, who had influenza two months ago, but was up and about her work, apparently well, died very suddenly December 25th. She leaves a husband and six children.
*WWI draftcard - John Monroe Simpkins, born 2/3/1876, residing in Snowville, nearest relative - Eugenia Simpkins
*John M Simpkins married EUGINIE H. YOUNG on 3 Jul 1899 in Pulaski County
*1910 census: Hiawassie, Pulaski, Virginia, John M Simpkins (34), Jeanie (34), Doris L. (9), Delma (7), Derender (3), Willard (1 11/12), Augustus (80)
*1920 census: John M Simpkins (44), Dariss (19), Delma (17), Jerone (13), Willard (11), Neoma (7), Eugenia (2 7/12)

December 25, 1918

SIMPKINS

Jennie

Clydie

SIMPKINS, Jennie Clydie, 77, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, June 27, 1993. Surviving are her husband, Rady Ralph Simpkins; her sons and daughters-in-law, Woodrow and Roseann Simpkins, Roanoke, Earnie and Mary Simpkins, Dublin, and Troy Simpkins, Roanoke; her daughters and sons-in-law, Beulah and Curtis Hiatt, Roanoke, Jean and Mike Burwell, Roanoke; a special friend, Lola Light and son, Jason of Roanoke; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Lotz Roanoke Chapel, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 1993, with Dr. H. R. Thompson and Rev. Truman Simpkins officiating. Interment and graveside service will be 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Simpkins Family Cemetery, Pulaski County. The family will receive friends at Lotz Roanoke Chapel 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

June 27, 1993

SIMPKINS

Shirley

Ann

WHITE

SNOWVILLE * Shirley Ann White Simpkins, age 53 of Snowville, passed away Friday, October 24, 2003 at the New River Valley Medical Center. She was a member of the Cornersview Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include her husband, Russell T. Simpkins; two daughters, Deborah Tracy Cox and Sandra Christine Keen both of Christiansburg; two brothers, Roy A. White of Brunswick, Ohio and Paul Kincaid of Largo, Fla.; two sisters, Ruth Hudson of N. Ridgeville, Ohio and Betty Woodman of LaGrange, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the Cornersview Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment will follow in the Pentecostal Conference Cemetery in Dublin. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

October 24, 2003

SIMPSON

Cecil

Ida

ROOP

Cecil Ida Roop Simpson, age 87 of 3890 Bob White Blvd., Pulaski, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003 at the New River Valley Medical Center.
Born April 19, 1916 in Montgomery County, Va. she was the daughter of the late James Edward Roop and Sue Mae Tolbert Roop. One son, Paul Chambers Simpson, Jr., also preceded her in death and one grandson, Timmy Boyd.
She and her husband owned and operated Simpson Plant and Vegetable Shop for over 20 years before retiring.
Surviving are: her husband of 70 years, Paul Chambers Simpson, Sr., Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Lee Simpson and wife, Mae of Dublin; daughters, Mary Sue and husband, Lester Boyd, Thaxton, Va., Jenny Mae Simpson, Christiansburg, Judy and husband Mark Buckner, Pulaski, Dorothy Ann Thornton, Draper; brothers, Raymond Roop, Radford, Willie Roop, Norfolk, Va.; 18 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the West Radford Church of God with Rev. Arthur Harris and Rev. Michael Collins officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bobwhite Blvd., Pulaski.
Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

Sept. 4, 2003

SIMPSON

Paul

Chambers

 

PULASKI - Paul Chambers Simpson, Sr., age 94 of 3890 Bob White Blvd., Pulaski passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 at the Highland Ridge Rehab Center, Dublin.
Born Mar. 15, 1910 in Belspring, Va. he was the son of the late Essie William Simpson and Jennie Turner Simpson. His wife Cecil Ida Roop Simpson, four brothers, Winfred W. Simpson, Ray C. Simpson, Cuyler E. Simpson, George Simpson and a half sister, Elizabeth Overton also preceded him in death.
Surviving are: his son and daughter-in-law Bobby Lee and Mae Simpson, Dublin; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Sue and Lester Boyd, Thaxton, Va., Jenny Mae Simpson, Radford, Judy and Mark Buckner, Pulaski, Dorothy Ann Thornton, Draper; 18 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the West End Church of God, Radford with the Rev. Arthur Harris, Rev. James Walker and Rev. Michael Collins officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. 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.

Aug. 10, 2004

SINK

Mary

Lee

TOLBERT

Mary Lee Tolbert Sink, 94 of Pulaski and formerly of White Gate passed away Sunday, June 15, 2003 at Highland Ridge Rehab Center, Dublin. She was born Jan. 26, 1909 in Pulaski County the daughter of the late Ribble and Elizabeth Tolbert. Also preceded in death by her husband, Joe C. Sink, four brothers and three sisters. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Lorene Sink and Bill Crisp, Pulaski; two granddaughters, Connie Crisp Slaughter and Cherron Crisp Martin; four great-grandchildren, Aleshia L. Martin, Cody W. Slaughter, Cassie L. Slaughter and Caleb M. Nalls; one great-great-grandson, Michael D. Adams, Jr.; two sisters, Annie Tolbert Sink and Frances Tolbert Stevens, White Gate; one brother, Paris W. Talbert, Sr., White Gate. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the A. Vest and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate with the Rev. Donald White and Jimmie Vest officiating. Burial in the Walkers Creek Cemetery, White Gate. Visiting will be at the funeral home Tuesday after 1 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

June 15, 2003

SIZER

Bernard

 

 

Tuesday July 13, 1920
H.A. Sizer left yesterday afternoon for Buchanan, Va., to attend the funeral of his nephew Bernard Sizer, who died at Indian Head, Md. from heart trouble. Burial will be at Roaring Run, Botetourt County. The decease was a son of J.W. Sizer, the family having formerly lived in Pulaski.

 

SIZER

Elizabeth

 

ANGROVE

Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Tuesday, May 2, 1961
Mrs. Elizabeth ANGROVE SIZER, 81, died Sunday in Knoxville, Tenn., following a lingering illness. She is an aunt of H.J. SIZER of Pulaski.
Born in Wolfesburg, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah ANGROVE and the widow of the late Charles Marzel SIZER, she attended Virginia College, in Abingdon and for many years assisted students at the University of Tennessee. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Knoxville.
Mrs. SIZER is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Walter E. STIEFE, Knoxville; one sister, Mrs. J.W. WALTERS, Franklin, N.J. Also, two grandsons, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held today at 10 a.m. from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Knoxville. Graveside services will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski, Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John R Campbell officiating.
The Body will be brought to Thomas M. Seagle and Sons funeral Home.

April 30, 1961

SLATE

Coy

Dolphus

 

Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Tuesday, March 6, 1962
Coy Dolphus SLATE Jr, 51, of 117 15th St., Pulaski, died suddenly yesterday evening in Bluefield, Va. of a heart attack.
Born in Stokes County, N.C. the son of the late Coy D SLATE, Sr. and Martha WATSON, SLATE, he is survived by his wife, Mrs.Inez KIZER SLATE, Bayonne, NJ; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence M. CONNER Jr. and Miss Martha Ann SLATE, Richmond; two brothers, Spencer G. SLATE, Winston-Salem, N.C., Robert L. SLATE, Alexandria; one sister, Miss Sue Mae SLATE, Winston-Salem and one grandchild.
The body will remain at Thomas M Seagle & Sons Funeral Homes pending funeral arrangements.

March 5, 1962

SLATE

Gertrude

 

 

Thursday October 5, 1972
Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Slate, 77, of Richlands, were held Monday in Richlands.
Surviving were seven daughter, Mrs. Charlie Carr of Pulaski; Mrs. Charlie Meadows of Honaker; and Mrs. Peary Shelton, Mrs. Gae Gye, Mrs. Carl Davis, Mrs. Harry Hess, and Mrs. Cecil Coleman, all of Richlands. Also surviving are three sons Frank P. Slate Jr., and James W. Slate of Richlands, and Carl Slate of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and one sister Mrs. Jack Shelton of Welco, W.Va.
**1930 census, Honaker, Russell, Virginia, Frank P. Slate (33), Gertrude Slate (34), Frank P. Slate (7), Georgie T. Slate (5), Margaret Slate (3), Bert Berley Slate (1).
**Maiden name could have been Stillwell

March 5, 1962

SLATE

William

Elwood

 

William Elwood “Bill” Slate, 54, of 4391 Thaxton Road, Pulaski, Va., went to join his Lord and parents, C.R. (Rex) Slate and Ida Belle Viars Slate on June 28, 2003. Bill left the town of Pulaski in 1969. He worked in the states of Florida, Colorado, Washington, Texas, and Santa Fe, New Mexico and returned to Pulaski in 1981. Bill is the father of David Kitchner of Radford, Angela Town of Gastonia, N.C., and Kathy and Amanda Slate of Pulaski. He is also survived by six brothers and sisters-in-law, Rusty and Sue Slate of Connor’s Valley, Chuckie and Monica Slate of Pulaski, David and Alexandra Slate of Pulaski, Steve and Libby Slate of Dublin, Jerry Slate and Rick Slate of Pulaski. He is also survived by four sisters and brothers-in-law, Gayle and Jessie Owen of Draper; Doris and Rodney Sheppard of Dublin; Barbara and Tim Smith of Dublin; and Becky and Floyd Dehart of Draper. In addition, he is survived by a son-in-law, Gregory H. Town of Gastonia, NC.., and by three grandchildren, Sierra and Carl Kitchner of Christiansburg and Jeremy McManus of Gastonia, N.C. Bill was an uncle and great-uncle to several nieces and nephews. Bill has a large and extended family, including Charlotte Stanton of Olympia, Wash., Bud and Joyce White, Charlie Hamilton, Doug Kegley, David Kirby, Elgene and Bobbie Simpkins, Butch and Roz Kitchner, Sharon Kitchner, Larry Stilke, Terry Harmon, Roy and Connie Lineberry, and Eddie and Vera Wright. His loving church family includes Mr. and Mrs. Mike Blouse and all of the “Heaven’s Angels” at Highlands Community Church. Our father/brother also wished to acknowledge all of the wonderful doctors and nurses at the New River Valley Medical Center for all of the love, patience, and care. We will miss you, daddy and brother, but we know you are up there riding your motorcycle and having a great time with your mom and dad. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Pastor Michael Blouse officiating. Burial will follow in Hufford Cemetery, Pulaski County. Visiting will be Monday 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.

June 28, 2003

SLAUGHTER

Frances

Marie

HORTON

Frances Marie Slaughter, 63, of 704 Burgis Avenue, Pulaski, Va. died early Sunday morning, May 25, 2003, in the Avante Nursing Home, Roanoke, Va. She was born in Pulaski, Va. on February 27, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Alfred Paul Horton and Forrest Bralley Horton. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Diane Horton and Martha Jane Covey, and by a brother, Alfred Thomas Horton. Surviving are: her son, Kenneth Wayne Slaughter, Pulaski; sister, Margaret Sue Conner, Pulaski; brother, Paul Bruce Horton, Pulaski; grandchildren, Cody and Cassie Slaughter; special niece, Tracy Helvey, Max Meadows; two special great-nephews, Brandon and Devin Lawson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Judy Yonce officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski. 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.

May 25, 2003

SLENKER

Inez

 

 

Wednesday September 25, 1940
Radford, Va. – Mrs. Inez Palmer Slenker, 80, died at her home here today after a lingering illness.
Surviving are two daughters and a son, Mrs. M.E. Mayhew of Roanoke, and Mrs., Guy Scott and Percy Slenker of Radford. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the first Christian church with interment in Central Cemetery.
Mrs. Slenker was a former resident of Pulaski county having lived in Snowville for many years during her early married life, where her husband was owner of the Snowville Woolen Mills. Mrs. Slenker was a cousin of the late Mrs. John Carnahan of Pulaski and visited in the Carnahan home frequently having many friends in the county.

September 25, 1940

SLUSHER

Charlotte

Ruth

FRYE

ELYRIA, OHIO * Charlotte Ruth "Pat" Frye Slusher, age 75, of Elyria, passed away at her home Monday evening following a lengthy illness. She was born in 1927 in Wytheville and grew up in Pulaski. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1947 and attended night classes at a community college for accounting. She was primarily a homemaker, but was a bookkeeper for Benton and Super in Elyria during the 1960's. Pat is survived by her husband of 51 years, William F. Slusher; her three children, Donna L. Boyd of Moraine, Ohio, Walter "Steve" Slusher of Elyria and Brenda Podlich of Elyria; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brother, Dennis Frye, Perrysburg, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter E. and Minnie J. Lawson Frye. Funeral services will be held at Elyria Baptist Church, 276 Washington Ave. on Friday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m., Rev. Jim Gordon, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon, Ohio. Friends may call at the Busch-Curtis-Scheuffler Family Chapel, 114 Second Street from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

October 27, 2003

SLUSHER

James

William

 

James William Slusher, age 58 of 195 Bentley Lane, Pulaski passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at the Pulaski Community Hospital. Born on Sept. 10, 1944 in Pulaski, he was a son of the late John William Slusher and Sadie Quesenberry Slusher. A brother, Curtis L. Slusher, also preceded him in death. Surviving is his wife, Mildred Slusher; son, Jessie Wayne Slusher and wife Trish Slusher, Meridan, Miss.; daughters, Pamela Altizer, and husband, Lee Altizer, Pulaski, Vickie Slusher, Pulaski; sister, Donna Abell, Dublin; grandchildren, Shannon McPeak, Crystal Hamilton, Amber Slusher, Jake Slusher, Morgan Slusher; close friends and cousins, Richard Adams, Patty Slusher; many relatives and special friends; close friends from the Steer House. Funeral service will be conducted Sunday 2 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vicky Akers officiating. Internment will follow at Thornspring Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

May 28, 2003

SLUSHER

Jo-Ella

H.

ALONZO

Jo-Ella H. Slusher, 61, of Pulaski, went to be with our Lord and Savior on July 6, 2003. She was born in Del Rio, Texas on December 31, 1941. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Alonzo of Oklahoma City, Okla. She is survived by her wonderful and loving husband of 31 years, Robert L. Slusher, Pulaski. She was the loving daughter of Esther Alonzo of Oklahoma City, Okla. Also Surviving are: sister, Doena Bortvit, Oklahoma City, Okla.; brother, John A. Alonzo, Oklahoma City, Okla.; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert W. and Debra Sirt, Charlotte, N. C., Michael Wayne and Bonnie Sirt, Martinsville, Roger Lewis and Shirley Sirt, Pulaski; daughter and son-in-law, Dorcas S. and Paul Lerner, Stafford, Va.; grandchildren, Jamie-Lee Heather Edwards, Savanna Nicole Sirt, Tamra Renee Salyer, Dakota Lewis Sirt, Jewel Amber Lerner, Garrett Michael Sirt, Sky Tristen Lerner, Joshua Logan Sirt. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Clayton Sweet officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Wednesday at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. The family wishes that memorials be made to the New Hope Baptist Church, Pulaski, Va. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

July 6, 2003

SLUSHER

Lucille

 

RICHARDSON

Lucille Richardson Slusher, 57, of 211 Bentley Hollow Road, Pulaski, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, in the Pulaski Community Hospital. She was born in Pulaski, on July 19, 1946, and was the daughter of the late Ellis Bruce Richardson and Verna Kincer Richardson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Lee Slusher and by a sister, Elizabeth Richardson Robertson. Surviving are: her son, Curtis Brian (Buck) Slusher, Pulaski; daughters and son-in-law, Michelle and Danny Harrison, Pulaski, Staci Leigh Cummins, Pulaski; sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma and Curtis Sifford, Dublin, Terrie and John Sink, Dublin, Irene Wright, Marion; grandchildren, Cody and Nikki Burnett, Shianne and Chase Cummins; a loving dog, Katie; a special friend, Shirley Ward. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 am. From Community Christian Church, Newbern, Va. with Rev. Clyde George and Rev. Ronald King 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 until 8 p.m. The family will be meeting at the residence of the daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Danny Harrison, 312 4th St., SE, Pulaski, Va. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

Jan. 18, 2004

SMITH

Alice

 

SPENCE

Thursday May 2, 1963
Mrs. Alice Spence Smith, 83, Coaldale, W.Va., died Tuesday at 10 am in Bluefield Sanitarium.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mae Thompson, Coaldale; one sister Lydia Spence, Pulaski; and half sister Mrs. Ruby Nichols, Sylvatus; four half brothers, Robert Spence, Fairfax; Ralph Spence, Sylvatus, Rome Spence, Bristol; and Raymond Spence, Front Royal; several nieces and nephews of Pulaski.
Funeral will be held Friday with arrangement incomplete. The body is at the funeral home in Montcalm, W.Va.

April 30, 1963

SMITH

Alma

 

 

Tuesday October 31, 1972
Mrs. Alma Wirt Smith, 73, of Pulaski died late Monday night in Pulaski General Hospital. She is the widow of Thomas Edgar Smith. Surviving are two sons, Herman Smith and Edgar Erby Smith, Pulaski; one step daughter, Mrs. Virgie Farmer Sr., Dublin. Arrangements are pending at Strickler’s Funeral Home in Pulaski.

October 30, 1972

SMITH

Delia

 

BATTLES

Friday April 13, 1945
Colored News
Southwest Times Newspaper
Mrs. Delia Smith, 56, died Thursday morning at her home on West Main Street after a lingering illness. She is survived by one son, William Smith, one daughter, Lucille Smith, both of Pulaski; one brother, Webbie Battles of Youngstown, Ohio; two sisters, Lellie Person of Youngstown and Cleo Boyd of Billings Ohio. Funeral services will be held at the New Century Methodist Church Saturday at 1 o'clock by the Rev. F.D. Thomas. Burial
will be in the West Pulaski Cemetery. The body will remain at the Vaughn-Guynn funeral home until 11:30.

Friday April 13, 1945

SMITH

Ella and Betty

 

 

Sunday March 1, 1942
Trapped midway a railroad trestle near Lafayette, Ella and Betty Smith, 11 and 13 years old, were struck by a streamlined Tennessean west bound train out of Roanoke.
The girls, daughters of Mrs. Flossie Smith, Radford WPA worker, were en route from school to their home in Indian Run about a mile away. The bridge crosses a branch of the Roanoke river and parallels a highway bridge on US 11.
It was reported that Engineer F.L. Miller of Roanoke did not see the girls at once as he was seated on the “blind” side of the curve, but that R.W. Smiley, assistance road foreman of engineers, on the opposite side of the engine’s cab saw the two tiny figures on the span and jumped across the cab and pulled the emergency brake but too late to slow the fast train immediately.

 

SMITH

Carl

 

Tilson

Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Wednesday, July 5, 1961
Carl Tilson SMITH, 71, died Tuesday afternoon in a Radford hospital
He was a retired businessman; member of First Presbyterian Church; member of Virginia May Lodge No. 30, A.F. & A.M. and Kazim Temple, Roanoke. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Mabel SMITH, Radford; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy HACKLEY, Bristol; one brother, Earl L. SMITH, Pulaski; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie COOPER and Dr. Lillian SMITH, Pulaski and six grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford, with Dr. Scott McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Central Cemetery. Graveside rites will be conducted by Virginia May Lodge.

July 4, 1961

SMITH

Carrie

Lee

CHATMAN

Wednesday December 24, 1941
Mrs. J.W. Smith, 55, a resident of Pulaski for more than 45 years, died in Pulaski hospital today following a long illness. She was taken to the hospital Saturday.
A member of the Presbyterian Church since childhood, Mrs. Smith was the mother of W. Andrew Smith, clerk of the trial justice court. Other survivors include her husband, a son Jesse Smith of Pulaski, a brother, Jesse Chatman of Pulaski, and a sister Mrs. Floyd Lawson of Draper.
**Carrie L. Chatman married John W. Smith 11/2/1909 in Pulaski

December 24, 1941

SMITH

Eugene

 

 

Friday January 19, 1923
Eugene, the 6 month old infant of Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Smith, died Thursday afternoon last. The body was interred in Oakwood Friday afternoon with a fried service read by the Rev. C.W. Dean of the Methodist church.

January 18, 1923

SMITH

Joseph

S.

 

Tuesday July 23, 1940
Radford, Va. – Dr. J.S Smith died here yesterday after several weeks illness. He is survived by his wife and one son. Dr. Smith had practiced medicine in Radford for over 50 years and at the time of his death was president of the Southwest Virginia Medical association. He was a Mason.
Funeral services will be held at the Richardson-Perfater funeral home here this afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Sunset cemetery, Christiansburg.
1930 census, Radford, Radford (Independent City), Virginia, Joseph S. Smith (61), E. Stella Smith (63), Clarence Smith (34)

July 22, 1940

SMITH

Edgar

Erby

 

PULASKI - Edgar Erby Smith, age 83 of Pulaski, died Friday February 20, 2004 in Edgemont Center in Wytheville. Born April 6, 1920 in Pulaski County, Va., he was the son of the late Alma Wirt Smith and Thomas Edgar Smith. He was a veteran of W.W.II having served in the United States Air Corp., a 50 year member of the Pythagoras Masonic Lodge # 239 A.F.&A.M., a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pulaski, worked for Kerns Bakery for 28 years, and was a bee keeper for 20 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Howard Smith, a brother Thomas Herman Smith and a sister Virgie Smith Farmer. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lois Collins Smith: one daughter; Lois Ann Smith Matherson of Manchester, New Hampshire. He is also survived by 4 grandsons; Christopher Angus Matherson of Proctor, Vt., Jason Andrew Matherson of Manchester, New Hampshire, Howard Michael Smith of California, and Charles Crockett Smith of Pulaski, and his adopted children Terry and Suzanne Vaughn of Pulaski, and adopted granddaughter; Andriette Vaughn of Radford. Memorial services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. View United Methodist Church with Dr. Randal Frye, and the Rev. Norman Wilholt officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery where the Pythagoras Masonic Lodge will conduct Masonic graveside rites. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to The Hospice of S.W. Virginia 600 West Ridge Road, Wytheville, Va. 24382, or the First United Methodist Church 135 4th Street, N.W. Pulaski, Va. 24301 or to the Mt. View United Methodist Church 6648 Wilderness Road Dublin, Va. 24084. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Feb. 20, 2004

SMITH

Ellla

E.

MORRIS

Wednesday February 25, 1942
Mrs. R.G. Smith, 74, died today at Pulaski hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 3 pm at the Thornspring Church with the Rev. Elton Jones and Rev. G.W. Armbrister in charge. Burial will be in Thornspring church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband and the following children: Mrs. J.W. Wertz of Salem, Mrs. Daisy Holt of Radford, Mrs. J.A. Graham of Dublin, H.W. Smith of Mullens, Mrs. J.F. Morris, Mrs. Clyde R. Ryan, Mrs. M.A. Mabry, Mrs. L.R. Byrd, Carl D., Ralph J., Raymond, and Miss Audrey Smith of Pulaski. A son, Early B. Smith preceded her in death two years ago.
1900 census: Newbern, Pulaski, Virginia, Rope Smith (34), Ellie E. (32), Lillie S. (14), Harvey W. (13), Dasie L. (11), Early B. (9), Rossie A. (7), Edna M. (5), Carah I. (2)
1920 census: Pulaski, Pulaski, Virginia, Ralph G. (52), Ellla E. (51), Larl D. (18), Ralph J. (17), Ella F. (14), Rud R. (11), Georgie E. (8), Andrie E. (4 3/12)

February 25, 1942

SMITH

Elsie

 

QUESENBERRY

Elsie Quesenberry (Tena) Smith, age 72 from Dugspur passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She is survived by two daughters, Janet Huff and Joy Moore both of Dugspur; three sons, Meaph Smith, Dugspur, Charles Smith, Dugspur, Mark Smith, Woodlawn; four brothers, Billy Quesenberry, Willis, Johnny Quesenberry, Pulaski, Kenneth Quesenberry, Pulaski, Danny Quesenberry, Dublin; three sisters, Edith Quesenberry, Hillsville, Judy Harris, Pulaski, Wanda Pack, Pulaski; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ed Lanning and Rev. J. Alfred Pinkerton officiating. Burial will follow at the Smith Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sept. 6, 2003

SMITH

Edward

Verner

 

Friday September 8, 1961
E.V. (Jitney) Smith, 83, Fredericksburg, formerly of Pulaski died Tuesday at his home. He was the last immediate member of the Rev, J. Calvin Smith family, Pulaski. Mr. Smith is survived by five sons, five daughters, and a number of relatives in this section. Funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 pm in Fredericksburg with burial there.
*WWI draftcard: Edward Verner Smith born 5/16/1878

September 5, 1961

SMITH

Glen

Tompkins

 

Glen Tompkins Smith, age 79, of Dublin passed away, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003 at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. Mr. Smith was a World War II Veteran. He also retired from Hercules Powder Company, serving as a security guard for 35 years. He is survived by: his wife, Mildred Burline Alderman Smith, Hillsville; children, Gloria Smith Bolen, Hillsville, Danny Tompkins Smith, Pulaski, Kathy Smith Atkins, Dublin, Susan Smith Staton, NewLabanon, Ohio; two sisters, Cora Smith Cothren, Hillsville, Evelyn Smith Farmer, Fries; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel with the Pastor Michael Collins and Rev. Danny McGlothlin officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilkinson Memorial Cemetery with Military Rites conducted at the graveside by Hillsville V.F.W. Post 1115. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Thursday at the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel.

Oct. 21, 2003

SMITH

James

Buster

 

Tuesday September 10, 1940
Funeral services for James Buster Smith, 27, who died in the Southwest Virginia hospital, Marion, last Thursday were held the following day at his home in Galax. Survivors include his father, James E. Smith; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie E. Nelson of Pulaski, Mrs. Fred Fortner and Mrs. Deller Bowers of Galax; four brothers, Elbert of Pulaski, Bob of Long Beach, Calif., E.C. and Arthur of Galax. Burial was in Grayson County.

September 5, 1940

SMITH

James

Kenneth

 

Wednesday October 28, 1964
James Kenneth Smith, 55, died yesterday afternoon in his home in Hiwassee. He was a veteran of WWII. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Dobbins Smith; one daughter, Miss Patricia Smith; three sons, James A. Smith, Donnie L. Smith, and Teddy Dean Smith, all of Hiwassee; two sisters, Mrs. Edna O’Dell, Maryland, Mrs. Bessie O’Dell, Hiwassee; six brothers, John D. Smith and Floyd Smith both of Hiwassee, Dewey Smith, Newport News, Paul and Arthur Smith of Radford, and Millard Smith of Portsmouth, VA. Funeral will be Thursday at 11 am from Hiwassee Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Elmer Shelton.

October 27, 1964

SMITH

James

Lacy

 

Monday December 11, 1961
James Lacy Smith, 65, died Sunday morning in the Veterans Hospital, Roanoke. He was a veteran of WWI and a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Church Smith; three sons, Sherman Smith, James Smith Jr., and Richard Smith all of Pulaski; one sister Mrs. Ader Gillespie and one brother Floyd Smith both of Pulaski. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm from Seagle Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Angus Shaw, assisted by the Rev. T.O. Dennis. Burial will follow in the Ray Cemetery.

December 10, 1961

SMITH

Margaret

 

LITTLE

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. - Dr. Margaret L. Smith, dearly beloved daughter of Harland Bascum Little and Ila Coulter Little, passed away August 26, 2004 in Charlottesville, Va. Margaret's survivors, brother Harland Little, sons William Smith and Allan Smith, daughter Ashley Smith, grandsons Brandon Smith and Liam Smith, are blessed with cherished memories and love, Margaret not only touched the lives of friends and family, she touched the lives of the New River Valley through her life-long dedication to education and teaching. On behalf of all of her students, Margaret will wear a purple hat in heaven and on behalf of Brandon and Liam, "We love you Mimi". A memorial service will be held on September 11, 2004 at the Episcopal Church in Pulaski at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the YMCA Child Development Center, 615 Oakhurst Ave., Pulaski, Va. 24301.

August 26, 2004

SMITH

Maude

 

HURST

Sunday February 11, 1962
Mrs. Maude Hurst Smith, 74, died Friday morning at her home in Robinson Apartments. Born in Pulaski county, the daughter of Allen Princeton Hurst and Laura Spriggs Hurst, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Laura S. Hurst, Pulaski; one brother, J.H. Hurst, Pulaski; two sisters, Mrs. T.M Seagle and Mrs. T.A. Waggoner both of Pulaski. Funeral services will be held today at 3 pm from the Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home with Dr. Frank Trotter officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home.

February 9, 1962

SMITH

Eva

H.

 

Sunday March 29, 1942
Mrs. Lewis Smith, one of Pulaski’s most beloved women, died shortly before midnight at Pulaski hospital following a critical illness of but a few days. The widow of Lewis Smith, pioneer Pulaski county newspaper published and head of the B.D. Smith and Brothers commercial printery, who passes away last March, Mrs. Smith had been prominent for years in church and club work, and had a legion of friends. She is survived by two children, Mrs. Harold Beamer and Conway Smith, both of Pulaski.
*1910 census: Pulaski Ward 1, Pulaski, Virginia, Lewis Smith (35), Eva H. (42), Conway H. (2).

February 9, 1962

SMITH

Paul

Homer

 

Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Monday, May 1, 1961
Paul Homer Smith, 56, Pulaski, died yesterday at Winter Park, Fla. He was a native of Tennessee, coming to Pulaski in 1940. He operated a furniture store on Commerce Street.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bernice BARKER SMITH; four daughters, Mrs. David THORNTON, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. Fred TILLEY, Galax; Mrs. Robert WATERHOUSE, Thomasville, N.C.; Miss Diane SMITH, Pulaski; two brothers, James R. SMITH, Bluff city, and Randall SMITH, Johnson City, Tenn.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Methodist Church with the Rev. Curtis Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Bristol, Tenn.

April 30, 1961

SMITH

Raymond

H.

 

Monday May 6, 1963
Raymond H. Smith, 65, Radford, died Saturday in a Huntington W.Va. hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nell Lowman Smith, Ashland, Ky.; a son John G. Smith, Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Roy D. Smith, Roanoke, and Sam Smith, Arlington, Ohio; and a daughter, Mrs. Naomi Smith Sharp, Alexandria. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 10:30 am from Cecil’s Chapel, Pulaski county with burial in the church cemetery. The body is at DeVibiss Funeral Home.

May 4, 1963

SMITH

Robert

Richard

 

SALEM * Sgt. Major Robert Richard Smith United States Army Ret., 79, of Salem, Va. and formerly of Pulaski, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 28, 2004, in the Richfield Nursing Home, Salem. He was born Nov. 5, 1924 in Plasterco, Va. and was the son of the late James George Smith and Harriett Johnson Smith. He was also preceded in death by six brothers, John H. Smith, Charles W. Smith, Walter B. Smith, Allen R. Smith, William Smith and Brack Smith, and by three sisters, Mary S. Hayden, Eleanor S. Lane and Margie S. Newton. Sgt. Major Smith's military record included 23 years of service in Special Forces (Green Berets) and he fought in three wars * World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He loved children; he would give them candy or quarters. He, also, loved his country and the D-Day Memorial. Surviving are: his sister, Vandell S. Minton, Pulaski; special great-niece and spouse, Debra G. and David Scanland and family, Christiansburg; one nephew and family, Harry and Jean Gates, Pulaski; two nieces and their families, Maud G. Brodd, Tappahannock, Va., Ruth G. and Charles Stewart, Pulaski; numerous other nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski with Rev. Jeff Kackley officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 7, at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from noon until the service hour. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. from Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to the National D-Day Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 77, Bedford, Va. 24523. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

Jan. 28, 2004

SMITH

R.

Floyd

 

Tuesday August 28, 1923
R. Floyd Smith Jr., age 18 months, died in Christiansburg Saturday of pneumonia following an illness of about a week. He was the son of R. Floyd Smith, a former resident of Pulaski, and brother of Mrs. Crabtree and Early Smith attended the funeral which was held yesterday in Christiansburg.

August 25, 1923

SMITH

Virginia

 

BELCHER

Thursday July 22, 1920
The body of Virginia Smith, colored, was brought to Pulaski yesterday from Pittsburg and buried during the afternoon in Needmore Cemetery. Her death was due to a complication. She was a daughter of Pete Belcher.

 

SMITH

Virginia

 

 

BUMPASS * Virginia Morris Smith, age 76 of Bumpass passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren G. Smith and a son, Mickey Smith. She is survived by three daughters, Sherry S. Henshaw, Christy S. Byers and Deborah K. Smith; two adopted sons, Bo Randall and Buddy Elmore; sister, Alice K. French, Pulaski; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; special friend, Charlotte Davis. Remains rest at the Reid Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland, Va. where family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 -4 and 6- 8 p.m. Wednesday and where a memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will be private.

Oct. 5, 2003

SMITH

W.

F.

 

December 24, 1920
A message was received here this morning announcing the death of W. F. SMITH, which occurred yesterday at Chester, Pa.  The body is expected to arrive in Pulaski on the No. 41 tomorrow morning. The deceased left Pulaski several years ago.  It was known that he was ill with a complication of typhoid and pneumonia.  He leaves a family December 27, 1920
The body of W. F. SMITH, who died in Chester, Pa., mention of which was made in Friday’s Times reached Pulaski Saturday morning on No. 41.  The funeral was held that afternoon at two o’clock from the Presbyterian church, the Rev. Holmes Rolston D. D. officiating, and was right largely attended.  There was a number of formal tributes.  Interment was made in the Oakwood Cemetery.

December 23, 1920

SMITH

William

 

 

Friday November 12, 1920
William Smith one of the best known old colored men of this community died last night. Death was due to infirmities of age, he being about 74.

November 11, 1920

SMITH

William

C.

 

William C. Smith, 63, of Wooster, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003 at his home.
Born June 7, 1940 in Lima, Ohio, he was the son of Carl H. and Arlene Lena Carrino Smith.
He retired from Volvo G.M. Heavy Truck Corporation in Orrville as a Chemical Engineer where he was employed from Feb. 1978 to Sept. 1998. In Aug. of 1993 he received a United States Patent assigned by Volvo for a Vehicle Coating Process. A graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School and The Ohio State University.
Surviving is his mother of Lima; his wife, Kathy Meredith Smith; daughters, Lisa (Bob) Schafrath of Creston, Monica (Jim) Plunkett of Lisbon, and a son, Brian J. Smith of Carrollton; 4 grandchildren; brother, Gary Smith of Lima, and sisters, Von McMichael of Spencerville, Barb Muleski of Cridersville, and Debbie Place of Wapakoneta.
Preceding him in death was his father and a son, Shane.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill Street, Wooster, Ohio, on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Saturday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Stephen Moran officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Wayne Co. Inc., 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691 or the American Brain Tumor Assn., 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, Ill. 60018 in his memory.

Aug. 6, 2003

SMITH

Willie

A.

 

Monday July 15, 1963
Willie A. Smith, Annawalt W.Va., formerly of Pulaski, died July 13 at Welch W.Va., hospital. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Smith. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Mary Smith, one son Willie A. Smith Jr.; three brothers, John Smith, Pulaski, George Smith, Dorchester, Mass., Weston Smith, Washington; three sisters, Mrs. G.E. White, Roanoke, Mrs. T.F. Yonis, and Mrs. Mabel Brown, both of Pulaski. Funeral will be Tuesday at Annawalt with burial in Woodlawn, Bluefield, W.Va.

July 13, 1963

SMYTHERS

Alta

 

ALEXANDER

Alta Alexander Smythers, 88, of 759 Smythers Mtn. Drive, Allisonia died Monday night Oct. 20, 2003 at her home. She was born on May 5, 1915 in Carroll County and was the daughter of the late Charles Alexander and Rebecca Myers Alexander. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Trent Smythers and by one grandson and four great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Farris Mines Christian Church.
Surviving are: her children and spouses, Daris and Dayna Smythers, Allisonia, Mrs. Russell (Freda) Watson, Allisonia, Olen and Sharon Smythers, Dublin, Curtis Wendell and Rochelle Smythers, Allisonia, Eugene and Cheryl Smythers, Dugspur; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 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 spouse, Lora Akers, Narrows, Nancy Harbin, Atlanta, Ga., Gretude Holston, Dublin, Gail and Bobby Dillon, Peterstown, W. Va.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Farris Mines Christian Church with Rev. Dennis Trail and Rev. Howard Bruce officiating. Burial will follow in the Farris Mines Cemetery, Allisonia. 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. 20, 2003

SNAVELY

Jeannie

Carol

HICKS

Jeannie Carol Hicks Snavely, age 33 of 923 Craig Street, Pulaski passed away Sunday Aug. 17, 2003 at the Pulaski Community Hospital. Born Aug. 22, 1969 in Welch, W. Va. she is the daughter of Betty Altizer Hicks and the late Clyde Hicks and step-father, Sherman East.
Surviving are: her mother, Betty Altizer Hicks, Pulaski; husband, Mark Stuart Snavely, Pulaski; children, James Daniel Snavely, Pulaski, David Reeves, Pulaski.
A graveside memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Trail Family Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Akers officiating. The family will receive friends after the service.
Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

Aug. 17, 2003

SNAVELY

Margie

Jane

STONE

Margie Jane Stone Snavely, age 52, of Pulaski, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003 in the Pulaski Community Hospital. She was born in Wythe County Feb. 5, 1951, daughter of the late Oscar and Rhoda Coble Stone.
She is survived by: her husband, Johnny S. Snavely of the home; one son, Mark Stuart Snavely, Pulaski; three daughters, Dorothy Lynn Davis, Donna Cole, both of Pulaski, Janet Snavely, Max Meadows; two brothers, Fred Stone, Dublin, Junior Stone, Austinville; two sisters, Ethel Shockley, Pulaski, Agnes Covey, Dublin; ten grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the Reese Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Billy Dean officiating, interment will follow in the Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Reese Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Reese Funeral Home, Austinville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Nov. 9, 2003

SNYDER

Earl

Franklin

 

DUBLIN * Earl Franklin Snyder age 82 of 5982 Old Route 11 * Abbey Court #30, Dublin passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2004 at his home. Born June 17, 1921 in Caples, W. Va. he was the son of the late Christopher Columbus Snider and Annie Jane Lockhart Snider. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harry Ted Snider. Surviving are: nephews, Chris Snider and Fiancé' Amy Sheppard, Dublin, Larry Snider, Pulaski; sister-in-law, Betty Snider, Dublin. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski will be handling the arrangements for the family.

Jan. 12, 2004

SORRELL

Evelyn

 

MINNICK

Evelyn Minnick Sorrell, 90, of Crozet, Va., and formerly of Pulaski, died Sunday June 22, 2003, at her Crozet residence. Born October 20, 1912 in Rockingham County, Va., she was the daughter of the late George L. and Sallie Tussing Minnick. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pulaski. As a former resident of Pulaski for over fifty years, Mrs. Sorrell devoted her life to caring for her family and later to the children of other families in the area. She led an exemplary life and all who knew her were blessed by her generous and loving nature. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Eugene Glasgow Sorrell, who was a mechanic in Pulaski County for the Virginia Department of Transportation. She was also preceded in death by three sisters; Mary Miller, Ruth Fox, and Gertrude Sowers, and three brothers; Paul R. Minnick, Ralph Minnick, and Carl Minnick. She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn Sorrell Hall of Crozet, Va.; two sons, Eugene G. Sorrell, Jr. of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Paul M. Sorrell of Chesterfield, Va.; three sisters, Margaret M. Lawson of Jacksonville, Fla., Catherine M. Weeks of Floyd, and Anna M. Sowers of Front Royal, Va.; a brother, Miley Minnick of Ennis, Texas; as well as six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mrs. Sorrell was cremated and her graveside memorial service will be held Tuesday July 22, 2003 at 12 noon in Oakwood Cemetery in Pulaski, Va. The family will receive friends on Tuesday July 22, 2003 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home in Pulaski. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Hospice of the Piedmont 1490 Pantops Mountain Place Charlottesville, Va. 22911. Online condolences may be made to the family at seaglefuneralhome@psknet.com Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.

June 22, 2003

SOUTHERN

Annie

 

HURST

Thursday October 19, 1972
Mrs. Annie Hurst Southern, 83, died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Quesenberry, Rt. 2, Pulaski. Born in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late Milton Hurst and Victorean Rhoades Hurst. Surviving are her husband Joseph Floyd Southern; one daughter, Mrs. Quesenberry; one sister, Mrs. Josie H. Elkins, Roanoke; one brother Romer M. Hurst, Pulaski; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 pm Saturday from the Newbern United Methodist church with the Rev. Richard J. Patterson officiating, assisted by the Rev. Coleman Shuler. Burial will follow in the Newbern Cemetery.

October 18, 1972

SOUTHERN

Charlie

Whitlock

 

Thursday October 5, 1961
Charlie Whitlock Southern, 70, Newbern, died Wednesday morning in Radford Community Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Carroll County, the son of the late William Southern and Mary Marshall Southern, he is survived by his wife Mrs. Clora Morris Southern; three daughters, Mrs. Cooper Andrews, Mrs. Argell Turpin, and Mrs. Elwin Horton; one brother, Floyd Southern; one half-brother, Everett Southern, all of Newbern; one sister, Mrs. Nora Borrer, Roanoke; two half sisters Mrs. Allen Lane, Newbern and Mrs. Ben Wiley, Ohio. Also 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 pm from the Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Malcomb officiating assisted by the Rev. Jack Leamnson. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery.

October 4, 1961

SOUTHERN

Valeria

 

GRANTHAM

January 16, 1973
A retired merchant and realtor for many years, Mrs. Valeria Grantham SOUTHERN, 94, of 37 8th St., N.W. died Monday afternoon in Pulaski General Hospital. Born in Pulaski County Sept. 26, 1878, she was the daughter of the late James William GRANTHAM and Lucinda WASSUM GRANTHAM and she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Allen SOUTHERN. Mrs. SOUTHERN was a merchant in Pulaski for about 20 years and operated a Ladies ready-to-wear and Millinery Shop and after retiring she entered the realestate business. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, the Pulaski Woman's Club and the Pulaski Garden Club. Surviving are one son, Turus F. SOUTHERN and one daughter, Mrs. Leta G. GILMER, both of, Pulaski. Also, two granddaughters and six great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home with Dr. Robert H. Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

January 15, 1973

SOWERS

Gaynell

 

KIRKNER

Monday September 25, 1972
Mrs. Gaynell Kirkner Sowers, 77, died Sunday morning at her home 234 10th St., NW. Born in Pulaski, the daughter of the late Robert Edward Kirkner and Lillie Mae McMuller Kirkner, and preceded in death by her husband John Wilburn Sowers Sr. She is survived by one son John Wilburn Sowers Jr., Pulaski; one daughter, Mrs. William G. Pritchard, Raleigh, NC; two half sisters, Mrs. Ellen Thompson, Pulaski and Mrs. Arnett Howard, Harlan KY; one half brother Kendell Kirkner, Pulaski. Also two grandchildren.

September 24, 1972

SOWERS

Willie

Jackson

 

Willie Jackson Sowers, 72, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2003 at this home in Radford. He was a U. S. Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict and a retired truck driver with 45 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Issac Thomas and Ora Mae Altizer Sowers, and a sister, Izola Lytton. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Carden Sowers of Radford; a son, Robert Jackson of Christiansburg; a daughter, Shirley Ann Sowers of Radford; two brothers, Eugene Thomas of Christiansburg, and Bill Sowers of Vinton; three sisters, Cleo Harris of Floyd, Bonnie Rickey of Destin, FL, and Connie Sale of Radford. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the West View Cemetery in Radford where members of VFW Post #776 will conduct military graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Gentle Shepherd Hospice, 4005 Electric Road, Suite #200, Roanoke, Virginia 24014. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

December 18, 2003

SPANGLER

Clara

Lillian

 

Clara Lillian Spangler, 83, of Pulaski died Saturday morning May 31, 2003 at Pulaski Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born May 15, 1920 in Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late Flora Epperly Spangler and Peter Willis Spangler. She was a retired inspector at Jefferson Mills with 36 years of service. She is survived by a sister Lenora “Nonie” Russell of Norfolk, Va., and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m.. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home with Bruce Shaw and Stephen Jayne officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Visiting will be Monday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted, but for those who wish to make memorial contributions they may do so to the Pulaski Daily Bread P.O. Box 824 Pulaski, Va. 24301. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski.

May 31, 2003

SPANGLER

William

Heber

 

Monday August 14, 1961 (partial transcription)
William Heber (Duck) Spangler, 55, died at Pulaski Hospital Sunday night. Born at Luriach, Giles County on February 24, 1906, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Bert Spangler.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sue Lowman Spangler; a sister Mrs. Kathleen Adams Bond, Bluefield, W.Va.; and one brother, Marvin C. Spangler, Pulaski.
Funeral services will be at Stevens Funeral Home at 11 am Tuesday, the Rev. George M. O___ conducting. Interment in Mount Vista Park Cemetery, Bluefield, will follow, graveside serviced to be conducted by the McDaniel Lodge of Christiansburg.

August 13, 1961

SPENCE

Elizabeth

 

LAWSON

Thursday November 30, 1961
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Lawson Spencer, 77, who died Wednesday morning in Pulaski at the home of a daughter, will be held Friday at 2:30 pm in Strickler’s Chapel. The Rev. Edgar O’Dell will conduct the services. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.
Mrs. Spencer is survived by her husband, Timothy Sylvester Spencer; four daughter, Mrs. L.B. Martin and Mrs. Ella Stefi Brown of Pulaski, Mrs. John R. LaRue, Bassett, and Mrs. Elmer Ogle, Belspring; and three sons, W.E. Spencer, Galax, G.W. Spencer, Dublin, and Timothy Spencer, Pulaski. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Viers of Draper and Mrs. Etta Snow of NC; three brothers, Charles Lawson of Richmond, Floyd and Ernest Lawson of Draper; and 34 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

November 29, 1961

SPENCER

William

Bert

 

Tuesday November 27, 1962
William Bert Spencer of Poplar Camp died Sunday night at his home.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harold Davis of Austinville and Mrs. Roy J. Davis of Poplar Camp; three sons, Ray Spencer and Fred Spencer, both of Poplar Camp, and Early Spencer of Pulaski, one brother, the Rev. Lee Spencer of Patterson, also 19 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday at the Church of God of Prophecy, conducted by the Rev. Robert H. Bradley, the Rev, H.E. Vernon and the Rev. Ralph Wells. Burial will be in the family cemetery.

November 25, 1962

STAFFORD

Clyde

 

 

STAFFORD, Clyde Jr., 70, of the Little Creek Community, Dublin, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 16, 2000 from his home. He was born March 2, 1929 at Trigg, Va., the son of the late Leslie Clyde Stafford, Sr. and Lillie Kate Riddle Stafford. He was a member of French's Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church for 53 years and had been their song leader and was a retired employee of the Celanese Fibers Corp. with 42 years service. He is survived by his wife, Lena Combs Stafford; two sons and daughter-in-law,
Bill Stafford of Dublin, David and Sheila Stafford of Pearisburg; three daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Daniel Atkins of Cleveland, Ohio, Reba and Charles Harrell of Dublin, Betty and Rayburn Woodyard of High Point, N.C.; three brothers, Robert Stafford and Earnest Stafford, both of Trigg, Basil Stafford of Fairfax; four sisters, Hazel Higginbotham of Blacksburg, Mary Ann Stafford and Freida VanKeuren, both of Pearisburg, Janice Robertson of Greensboro, N.C.; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate with the Rev. Billy Akers officiating. Burial in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Tuesday after 1 p.m. at the funeral home and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

January 16, 2000

STAFFORD

Louisa

Cameron

BOARD

Monday February 24, 1986
Louisa Cameron Board Stafford, 87, of 1204 Randolph Ave, Pulaski, died Sunday night in Pulaski Community Hospital. Born in Pulaski County December 5, 1898, she was the daughter of the late Frank Board and Virginia Wainwright Board. She was a retired employee of Virginia Maid Hosiery Mill and a member of First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Dewey C. Stafford.
Surviving are three sisters, Blanche Warren, Ridgeway; Mary Draper, Martinsville, and Charlotte Whisman, Pulaski; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

February 23, 1986

STAFFORD

Sarah

 

 

Friday February 14, 1975
Mrs. Sarah Bryant STAFFORD, age 71, died Wednesday night in Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Roy Edward STAFFORD; one son Charles D, STAFFORD, Pulaski; two daughters, Mrs. William T. SHOMAKER, Pulaski; and Miss Crystal M. STAFFORD, Woodbridge, Virginia; two sisters, Mrs. Charles P. BRAWLEY, Pulaski; and Mrs. Thomas K. PRICE, High Point, North Carolina; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. from Thomas M. Seagle & sons Funeral-Home with the Rev. James E. Hankins officiating, assisted by the Rev. Howard Hawkins. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

February 12, 1975

STALVEY

Delano

K.

 

Sunday, January 28, 1962
Funeral service for Delano K. STALVEY, 58, retired farmer in the Socastee section of Horry Co., S.C., who died Thursday, was held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Socastee Methodist Church.The pastor, the Rev. Robert Page officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.He was the father of Charles R STALVEY, Staff Village, Dublin.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Verdie S. STALVEY, Surfside Beach; three sons, D.K. STALVEY Jr., Cathedral City, Calif.; Charles STALVEY, Coronado, Calif.; five brothers, D.H. STALVEY, Winter Haven Fla.; B.H. STALVEY, Jacksonville, S.C.; D.A. STALVEY, Columbia, S.C.; E.L. STALVEY, Charlotte, N.C.; and E.W. STALVEY, Raleigh, N.C.
Active pallbearers were J.S. ROGERS Jr., Lee OUTLAW, Harold CHARDY, G. SMITH, Charles EDWARD and James GOLDFINCH.

January 25, 1962

STAMMERS

Don

Juan

 

Don Juan Stammers, 72, of Radford passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2003 in the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, N. C. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Inez Stammers. Don was a member of the Faith Bible Church, Pulaski and he retired after 34 1/2 years at RAAP in 1990. He was born in Marion, on Dec. 31, 1930.
Surviving are: his wife and best friend, Ethel Harvey Stammers; son Tony Stammers; daughter, Donna Gail Ferguson; two special granddaughters, Amanda Ferguson, Christy Carroll; brother, Baden Stammers; sister, Bodine Collins; four step-children, Debra Earles, Donnie Huffman, Donna Carroll, Jerome Dickerson; special sister-in-law, Betty Crawford; his special dog, Henry; special friend, Jo Ann Farmer; many wonderful friends.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jim Linkous and Rev. Chester Linkous officiating. Entombment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Dublin. Visiting will be Monday evening from the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. The family request that donations be made to the Faith Bible Church, 110 La Grange Street, Pulaski, Va. 24301.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Nov. 14, 2003

STANLEY

George

William

 

DRAPER * George William Stanley, 58 of 2249 Wysor Rd., Draper, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2004 at the Pulaski Community Hospital. Born March 5, 1945 in Premier, W.Va., he was the son of the late Noah Stanley, Sr. and Vivian (Crockett) King. One brother, Tommy Stanley, and two sisters, Brenda and Linda, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Riverview Church of God (Draper) and an employee at Electroplate-Rite (Dublin) with 14 years of service. He was survived by his wife, Betty L. Stanley of Draper; stepfather, Douglas King of Ind.; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Carrie Gallimore of Speedwell Va., and Lee and Jeanne Smith of Radford; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Brian Chinault of Draper, and Faith and Wayne Clements of Buena Vista; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifford and Lisa Stanley of Ohio, and Noah and Sis Stanley of Ohio; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nita and Kenneth Gibson of Alexandria, Va., Hattie and David Richardson of Fla., Janet Cline of W.Va., Margaret, and Larry Bates of Ohio; and much-loved granddaughter, Brittany Gallimore. Funeral service will be held 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the Riverview Church of God with the Rev. Raymond White and Rev. Earnest Chinault officiating. A private family interment will be Monday at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening before the service at the Riverview Church of God (Draper). Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

Jan. 16, 2004

STATON

Mary

A.

 

Tuesday March 13, 1934
Mrs. Mary A. Staton, 67, widow of the late Thomas W. Staton, died this morning at 6:15 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.E. Muire, with whom she had made her home for several years. Death followed a prolonged period of invalidism. Surviving children are: Mrs. Muire, Pulaski; Mrs. Edith Stansill and Rueben F. Staton of Roanoke.
The body will be taken this evening to the home of her son Mr. Staton, 526 King George Avenue, S.W., Roanoke, from which the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, followed by interment in Evergreen cemetery.

March 13, 1934

STATON

Suzie

W.

 

Sunday September 22, 1940
Mrs. David A. St. Clair, 69, of Wytheville, died at 9 pm Friday in a Roanoke hospital. Surviving are her husband and five children: Mrs. L.B. Lynch and Miss Grada St. Clair, Montcoal, W.Va.; D.A. St. Clair Jr. and George St. Clair, Bethlehem, Pa.; and Mrs. T.A. Freeman, Tazewell. Mrs. St. Clair was a sister of Miss Emma Oewel and Miss Virginia Oewel, and an aunt of Dr. J.A. Haller and Miss Constance Haller, all of Pulaski.
***1900 census: Wytheville, Wythe, Virginia, David A. (35), Susie W. (28)
***1910 census: Wytheville Ward 3, Wythe, Virginia, Davis A. (45), Susie W. (37), David A. (7), Virginia W. (4), Gerarda S. (2)
***1920 census: Wytheville, Wythe, Virginia, David A. (55), Samie W. (48), Constance (19), David A. (17), Virginia (13), Nada (11), George (9)

September 20, 1940

STEELE

Roberta

Harris

INGLES

RADFORD - Roberta Harris Ingles Steele, 84, of Radford, passed away at her birth home in Radford on Sunday, August 22, 2004. The youngest child and only daughter of William Ingles and Sallie Harris Ingles, she was the first female president of the student body at Radford High School. She attended Agnes Scott College, Radford State Teachers College (now Radford University), and Teachers College at Columbia University, where she received her Masters degree. She was preceded in death by her parents and her older brother Andrew Ingles. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Paul Steele; son Robert Steele; a grandson. Visitation will be at Radford Presbyterian Church, 201 4th Street, on Thursday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Wendall Manuel and Reverend Betsy Bertelson Rice officiating.
Interment will follow at West View Cemetery in Radford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Radford Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.

August 22, 2004

STEELE

William

Austin

 

William Austin "Bill" Steele, 63, of 159 Maple Street, Pulaski, died early Friday morning, May 16, 2003, at his home. He was born in Wythe County on Jan. 31, 1940 and was the son of the late George Steele and Mattie Stroupe Steele. He was a former employee of Pulaski Furniture and was retired from AT&T in Fairlawn. Surviving are wife, Katherine Steele, Pulaski; children and spouses, Curtis D. and Sandy R. Steele, Dublin; Stephen R. Steele of Pulaski, James A. and Tanya Steele of Pulaski, Sonya Steele of Pulaski; granchildren, Christie Steele, J.R. Steele, Jessica Steele, Billy Steele, Bradley Steele, and Katie Beth Steele; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David S. and Carol Reese of Pulaski. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Danny McGlothlin and Rev. Jim Alley officiating. Burial will follow in Hufford Cemetery, Pulaski County. Visiting will be Monday 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 Southern Gospel Radio (WBLB), PO Box 150, Pulaski, Va. 24301. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

May 16, 2003

STEGER

Mary

 

TROLINGER

Sunday March 20, 1983
Mrs. Mary Trolinger Steger 86, of 1600 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, formerly of Pulaski, died Friday morning in a Richmond hospital.
Born in Pulaski, Jan. 31, 1897, she was the daughter of the late Henry Lewis Trofinger and Willie Jordan Trolinger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Watts Steger.
Surviving are one step-son, H. Watts Steger Jr., Pulaski; a brother, James T. Trolinger, Richmond, and nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. from the First United Methodist, Church with the Rev. J.N. Howard and Rev. Tom Seay officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Visiting will be today at Stevens Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church or the charity of choice.

March 18, 1983

STEPHENS

Grace

 

 

Thursday September 21, 1961
Mrs. Grace Rupe Stephens, 78, died Tuesday night in the Radford hospital. Survivors include a sister Mrs. Wall Dudley of Dublin. Funeral will be held at 2 pm Thursday at the Seaver-Sanders Funeral Homer with the Rev. Harvin Parrish officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise(?) Burial Park.

September 19, 1961

STEVENS

Helen

 

BUFORD

Monday May 6, 1968
Mrs. B. Stanley Stevens, 64, of Pulaski died Sunday in the Pulaski General hospital. The former Helen Buford was the widow of Stevens, a local funeral director. She was born in Dublin, daughter of the late John and Mary Whaling Buford.
Mrs. Stevens is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Oscar W. Lund, Livingston, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. James H. Ellett, Ceasford, Del.; Miss Sarah Buford, Dublin, and Mrs. Garland L. Holt, Richmond; two brothers, John W. Buford, Huntington Park, Calif., and Julius G. Buford, Dublin; and five grandsons, Matt, Skip, and John Stevens of Pulaski, and Alex and Scott Lund of Kingston, Tenn.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 am form Stevens Memorial Chapel with the Rev. William T. DuBose officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

May 5, 1968

STEVENSON

M.

A.

 

Tuesday May 25, 1961 (partial transcription)
Dr. M.A. Stevenson, pastor of First Methodist Church in Pearisburg, died yesterday afternoon a Pearisburg hospital. He was twice a former pastor of First Methodist Church in Pulaski and prominent leader of the Holston Conference.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elsie Kingrea Stevenson, Pearisburg, formerly of Pulaski; one son, Richard Stevenson, Johnson City, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. R.N. Peterson, Lake Worth, Fla.; two brothers, the Rev. F.D. Stevenson, Corbin, KY, and R.L. Stevenson, Charleston, W.Va.; one sister Mrs. Elizabeth S. Deyerle, Charleston, W.Va.

May 5, 1968

STEWART

Mary

Evelyn

 

RADFORD - Mary Evelyn Stewart, age 92, passed from this life into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at the New River Valley Medical Center. She was born September 12, 1912 to the late John Allen and Bessie Jones Stewart. She joined the Zion Hill Baptist Church at an early age and worked faithfully in the church. She was a member of the Ella Tate Missionary Society and she enjoyed traveling with ladies from the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Lucille Burnette and one brother, Jim Stewart. She leaves to mourn and cherish her memory, Mrs. Julia Black, the only living first cousin of Alexandria, Va. Funeral services will be Monday, May 24, 2004 at 6:30 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Radford, Virginia with Reverend Eric T. Ramey officiating. Interment will be Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. at Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Fairlawn, VA. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. til time of service on Monday evening at the church. Penn's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

May 19, 2004

STEWART

Minnie

 

 

Thursday December 9, 1920
The body of Mrs. Minnie Stewart, wife of C.W. Stewart, was brought to Pulaski this afternoon. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.
Mrs. Stewart died Wednesday morning at a hospital in Roanoke from a complication. The body was taken through to her home at Marion and then brought to Pulaski for burial. She was a native of Wythe county and 26 years of age. She leaves her husband, parents, and one brother.

December 8, 1920

STEWART

Robert

 

 

ALEXANDRIA * Robert Stewart, age 82, formerly of 214 Jefferson Ave., Pulaski, departed this life on Wednesday Dec. 3, 2003 in Alexandria, Va. His remains were cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date and time in Alexandria, Va. Announced locally by Penn's Funeral Home.

Dec. 3, 2003

STHRESHLEY

Stella

 

HARMAN

HARRISONBURG - Stella Harman Sthreshley 83, a resident at Sunnyside Presbyterian Home, died June 20, 2004 at Sunnyside.
Mrs. Sthreshley was born June 9, 1921 in Dublin, Va., and was the daughter of the late Edwin and Miriam Currie Harman. She moved to Sunnyside from Dublin in 1992, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg. She previously worked as a Secretary at the Forrest Hills Presbyterian Church in Richmond, and was active in the Ruritan Club, in Dublin. She was a graduate of Longwood College in Farmville.
On Oct. 17, 1944, she married Richard Lee Sthreshley, who died on July 11, 2000. Her only survivors are six cousins.
The Rev. James E. Guthrie and Rev. Thomas Holden III will conduct a memorial service 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bethel Chapel at Sunnyside. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at the New Dublin Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Dublin, Va. The Rev. Jean Brown will conduct the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunnyside Retirement Communities, 600 University Blvd. Suite L, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801 or the New Dublin Presbyterian Church, 5331 New Dublin Church Road, P. O. Box 922, Dublin, Va. 24084.The casket will remain closed.

June 20, 2004

STIGGER

Gertrude

 

WALKER

Gertrude Stigger, 92, of New River, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004. Her season began on Dec. 21, 1911. She was the daughter of the late Mary Burnett Walker and George Walker of New River, Va. The youngest of 12 children, all of her brothers and sisters have predeceased her. She worked for many years at Saint Albans Hospital. Until her health became fragile, she was an active life-long member of First Missionary Baptist Church. She moved to Atlanta, Ga. In April 1995 to live with her son Charles, and became a participant in the 80-Plus Club, the Young-At-Heart Exercise Class and the Bible History Class at the Quality Living Senior Services Center. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Alexander Stigger for 56 years until his death in Jan. 1995. She was loved and will be missed by her son, Charles Ellsworth (Edna); grandson, Charles Alexander (Tammi) Stigger, granddaughters, Lisa Marie Stigger and Cagney Bene Stigger; two great-grandchildren, Scott Alexander and Chanelle Andrea Stigger, nephew, Willard (Cassie) Jones; niece, Thelma Harvey; great-niece, Delores Moore; great-nephews, King Harvey, Rudolph Harvey and Jerome (Helen) Harvey; and a host of other great and great-great nieces and nephews. Wake, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, at First Missionary Baptist Church in New River, by Claytor Dean Funeral Home.

Feb. 6, 2004

STIGGER

Governor

Shead

 

NEW RIVER - Governor Shead Stigger, Jr., age 37 of Fallen Branch Road, New River, departed this life on Sunday evening, August 8, 2004. He was born April 9, 1967 in Radford. He graduated from Pulaski County High School in 1985. He was a former employee of Pulaski Furniture and Lynchburg Foundry. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Crystal Dawn Stigger; one son, Malcom Stigger; one daughter, Chantal Lorton, both of New River; his parents, Governor Stigger and Loretta Beaver Stigger of New River; two sisters, Betty Stigger, New River and Janet Smith, Roanoke; one brother, David Stigger, New River. Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. at the First Missionary Baptist Church, New River with Rev. Ron Brown, Pastor officiating and Dr. Henry Lindsey delivering the eulogy. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Interment will be at New River Cemetery, New River, Va. Penn'' Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Aug. 8, 2004

STIKE

Sadie

 

VAUGHAN

Friday October 27, 1972
Mrs. Sadie Vaughan Stike, 37, of 529 2nd St. SW., died Thursday in the Pulaski General Hospital. Born in Pulaski County, February 28, 1935, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Mabe Vaughan.
Surviving are three son, Arbie Tickler, Blacksburg, Edwin and Terry Stike, both at home; one sister, Mrs. Virginia Sumner, Reno, Nevada; three brothers, Thomas J. Vaughan, Pulaski, Robert T. Vaughan, Rockville, MD., and Houston V. Vaughan, New Britain, Con.; also two grandchildren.
The funeral will beheld at 10 am Saturday from Stevens Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Pulaski County.

October 26, 1972

STILLWELL

Manuel

Vinson

 

Monday May 18, 1942
Manuel Vinson Stilwell, 53, Hercules Powder Co. carpenter at the New River Ordnance plant, was killed instantly yesterday about 8:15 pm when his pickup truck over turned on the road between Sylvatus and Hillsville.
In attempting to pass another car, the truck was forced over an embankment. Stilwell’s body was crushed as he tired to climb out the door.
He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Clyde Spanker, Kathie, Elizabeth, Flora, and Ann Stilwell, and Troy and Thomas Stilwell, all of Pulaski county, and his father John C. Stilwell, of Carroll County.
Services will beheld tomorrow at 2 pm at the New Dublin church with the Rev. C.J. Walsh officiating. Interment will be in Jennings Cemetery in Carroll County.

May 17, 1942

STILLWELL

Jack

Thomas

 

Jack Thomas Stilwell, 74, of 1094 Stilwell Road, Draper, passed away Friday, June 6, 2003 at the Lewis-Gale Hospital, Salem. Born Oct. 18, 1928 in Pulaski county, Virginia, he was the son of the late Joseph Austin Stilwell and Lima Edith Manning Stilwell. His sister, Bertie Opal Stilwell, also preceded him in death. He was retired from the Pulaski County Public Service Authority with 15 years of experience. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jennie Lou Gravely Stilwell; sons, Jackie Lee Stilwell, Lucas Temple Stilwell, and Thomas Stillwell, all of Draper; five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren; and one sister, Geneva Phibbs of Shady Springs, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, with Rev. Dale Akers and Rev. Earnest Chinault officiating. Interment will follow at the Memorial Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, is handling arrangements for the family.

June 6, 2003

STILLWELL

James

Quinn

 

PULASKI — James Quinn Stilwell, age 81 of 5403 Empire Street, Pulaski passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2003 in the Pulaski Health Care Center. Born Mar. 24, 1922 in Carroll County, he was the son of the late Andrew Jackson Stilwell and Minnie Houseman Stilwell. Four brothers and one sister also preceded him in death. He was retired from Sears with 13 years of service. He was of Baptist faith.
Surviving are: his devoted wife of 58 years, Ila Mae Swecker Stilwell, Pulaski; one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth (Dawn) and George D. Dearman, Meridian, Miss.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Linda Stilwell, Dublin, Guy Nelson and Fern Stilwell, Roanoke; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Laura Bell and husband, James Thomas, Roanoke, Minnie Mae Surratt, Hillsville; brother, Isaac and wife, Sylvia Stilwell, Hillsville; sister-in-law, Winters Stilwell, Galax; several nieces and nephews; two very special friends, Doug Phibbs of Pulaski and David Watson of Lilydale.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning 11 a.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Johnny Howlett and Rev. L. J. Rippey officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Carroll County. 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.

Sept. 15, 2003

STINSON

John

Thomas

 

Sunday May 3, 1942
Services were conducted Friday at 4 pm at Oakey’s chapel, Roanoke, for John Thomas Stinson, who died at University hospital, Charlottesville, Thursday. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery. He was a resident of Pulaski County and for a number of years ran a filling station on route 101 near Draper. Mr. Stinson is survived by his widow and three children, a boy and two girls.

April 30, 1942

STONE

Charles

 

 

Wednesday July 28, 1920 (partial transcription)
The body of Charles Stone, member of ambulance Corps No. 2 in the army occupation, was buried with simple services in the family plot in Newbern cemetery Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock.
The body of this young American solider was laid to rest just 17 months to the day that he was claimed by death. He died of pneumonia in Germany where he had gone in the discharge of his duty as a member of the army of occupation. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Stone, former well known citizens of Pulaski, who attended the funeral. There is also a sister. He was a nephew of C.B. Anderson of Newbern and of W.W. Anderson of Saltville. He was 29 years of age.

July 27, 1920

STONE

Rachel

 

DAVIDSON

Wednesday July 31, 1969
Mrs. Rachel Davidson Stone, 79, of 105 S. Washington Ave. died this morning in Pulaski General hospital. Born February 11, 1889, in Carroll County she was the daughter of the late Robert and Carana Bryant Davidson. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Pat Purcell, Hialeah, Fla., Mrs. Lena Bullock, and Mrs. Hazel Ferguson, both of Durham, NC; three sons, Howard Stone and Atlery Stone, both of Pulaski, and Frank Stone, Manchester, NH.; four sisters, Mrs. John Davidson, Pulaski, Mrs. Flora Shugart, Roanoke, Mrs. W.G. Hart, Charleston, W.Va., Mrs. C.A. Layne, Ironto, Ohio; three brothers, E.B. Davidson and C.R. Davidson both of Roanoke, and O.C. Davidson, Dublin; also five grandchildren.
The funeral will be Friday at 2 pm from Strickler’s Chapel, conducted by the Rev. David P. Cheverton. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

July 31, 1969

STONE

Ruth

 

KING

Ruth King Stone, 85 of Radford, passed away Monday, May 5, 2003 at the New River Valley Medical Center. She was a member of the Fairlawn United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph T. Stone. Survivors include a son, R. Thomas Stone, Jr. of Birmingham, AL; a daughter, Anita Marie Francis of Fletcher, NC; two sisters, Barbara Blount of Woodstock, and Pearl Kehoe of Plantation, FL; three brothers, Elbert King of Madison, NJ, and Clyde King and Cline King, both of Roanoke; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 9, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. Joe Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Fairlawn United Methodist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

May 5, 2003

STONE

Wayne

Richard

 

Wayne Richard Stone, 78 of Radford, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003 at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. He was a retired employee of the New York Telephone Co. as a switchman and was a member of the Radford Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Battle of the Bulge as a Platoon Sergeant with the Tank Corp. and a member of the Amateur Radio Relay League.
Survivors include, one son, Wayne Stone of Vt.; two daughters, Karen Jockell, Vt., Sandra Rosario, Fla.; three grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Radford Presbyterian Church with Rev. Wendall Manuel officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Humane Society at 107 Ellett Road, S.E., Blacksburg, Va. 24060. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until service time. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home and Crematory in Radford.

Nov. 15, 2003

STONE

William

Riley

 

Tuesday July 16, 1940
William Riley Stone, 63, brother of Mrs. J.N. Bosang, of Pulaski, and pioneer builder and lumber dealer and well known throughout this section died of a heart attack at 6:30 yesterday afternoon at his home in Bristol. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, complete arrangement to be announced later.
Surviving Mr. Stone are his wife, three sons, William James, Riley Vance, and John Westley Stone, all of Bristol; two daughter, Ida Jane Stone and Mrs. Mariana Senter, both of Bristol; three sisters, Mrs. G.H. Miles and Miss Belle Stone both of Roanoke, and Mrs. J.N Bosang of Pulaski; and three half sisters, Mrs. Charles Dulaney of Blountville, Mrs. Glen Poarch of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Francis Worley of Miami, Fla.

July 15, 1940

STOOTS

Callie

 

POE

Callie Poe Stoots, 77, of 4450 Crockett Avenue, Pulaski, Va. went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2003. She was born January 27, 1926 in Bluewell, W. Va. to the late Crockett and Virginia Peters Poe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orel F. Stoots, brothers, Gerald, Roger and Harold Poe and by her sister, Norma Wimmer.
Surviving are: her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Janice Stoots, Pulaski; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Wynn Back, Richmond, Roberta and Kenny Epperley, Pulaski, Jan Melton, Pulaski; sister, Emily Ritter, Gretna; grandchildren, Jeff and Tina Garwood, Candy and David Cook, Brandy Meredith, Derek and Robyn Stoots, Cpl. Michael Epperley, USMC, Laura DeHart; great-grandchildren, Kaitlynn and Josh Cook, Justin, Jordan and Jeremy Ferguson; many special brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews and special church family from New Hope Baptist Chapel, Pulaski.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski with Rev. Clayton Sweet officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening at Stevens Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m.

July 26, 2003

STOOTS

Frank

Lee

 

Friday September 1, 1972
Frank Lee Stoots, 65, of Pulaski, died early this morning in Pulaski. Born in Pulaski August 16, 1907, he was the son of the late James L. Stoots and Mrs. Nannie Quesenberry Stoots. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marry Eliza Goad Stoots.

September 1, 1972

STOOTS

James

Monroe

 

Monday September 20, 1964
James Monroe Stoots, 53(?), of 1410 N. Randolph Ave, died Wednesday night at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Wythe County March 3, 1901, the son of the late William Henry Stoots and Ualey Slate Stoots.
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Carmen O’Brien Stoots; two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Smith, Arlington, and Miss Dorothy Stoots, Pulaski; two brothers, Garnett Stoots and Graham Stoots, both of Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Fred Rupe, also of Pulaski; and one granddaughter.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 pm from the First Baptist church with the pastor the Rev. Edward F. Lovill and the Rev. W.B. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Highlands Memory Gardens, Dublin.

September 15, 1964

STOOTS

Leonard

 

 

Transcribed by Pam Jones
Tuesday, February 27, 1962
Leonard STOOTS, 86 died Monday morning at the home of a daughter in Austinville.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. R. L. FROST, Pulaski; Mrs. Arthur HILL, Roanoke; Mrs. R. P. COOK, Mrs. Henry AUSTIN, both of Austinville; four brothers, 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday from Sheeptown Church of God, conducted by the Rev. J. T. Barnes and the Rev. Wayne Briggs. Burial will be in Westend Cemetery in Wytheville.
The body will be at Barnett Funeral Home until 10 a. m. Wednesday.

February 26, 1962

STOOTS

Lona

Mae

 

PULASKI - Lona Mae Stoots, 82, of Pulaski, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2004, at the New River Valley Medical Center.
Born May 29, 1921 in Pulaski County, she was the son of the late James Lee Stoots and Nannie Quesenberry Stoots. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mittie Burnette, Myrtle Cundiff; brothers, Dewey Stoots, Oscar Stoots, Frank Stoots, Harry Stoots and John W. Stoots.
She was survived by her daughters, Bonnie Combs of Pulaski, Mary Jean Olivirez of Chicago, and Susan M. Stoots of Pulaski; brother, John Stoots of Louisville, Miss.; 15 grandchildren; one sister, Amanda Craig of Charlottesville; and a special nephew, Glenn Stoots of Charlottesville.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Pastor Vicky Akers officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski.

May 20, 2004

STOOTS

Oscar

Vernon

 

Oscar Vernon Stoots, 46, of Haw River died yesterday morning at 11:45 o'clock in a Durham hospital after 11 years of failing health.
Mr. Stoots was a native of Pulaski and an employee of Webco Mills. He was also a WWII veteran and a member of Pulaski Bapyist CHruch. He attended Trollingwood Baptist Chruch in Haw River.
He is survived by his wife of the home, Mrs. Frances Edmonds Stoots; one stepdaughter, Miss Nancy Edmonds of the home; his mother, Mrs. Willie Mae Stoots of Pulaski; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Anderson and Mrs. Odine Banks both of Pulaski, Mrs. Helen Dalton of Wayne, Mich., and Mrs. Elma Mae Douglas of Doraville, Ga.; three brothers, Eugene Stoots of Roanoke, Stanley Stoots of Richmond, and William Stoots of Pulaski.

Oct 4, 1969

STOWERS

Berman

Edward

 

Berman Edward Stowers, Jr., 51, of 5634 Alum Spring Road, Pulaski, died Friday, April 2, 2004 at his home. He was born on Oct. 10, 1952 in W.Va. and he was the son of the late Bettie Sue Haldren. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.
He was survived by his wife, Sherrie L. Stowers, Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Michele Stowers, Pulaski; step-daughter, Angela Little, Ohio; special grandson, Christopher Stowers, Pulaski; three step grandsons, David, Doug, and Randy Little, all of Ohio; father and step-mother, Berman Stowers, Sr. and Jean Stowers, Austinville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Sandra Stowers, Barren Springs, and Leroy and Kathy Stowers, Pulaski; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Roger Ratcliffe, Draper, Brenda and Gene Saunders, Pulaski, Becky Warden, Pulaski, and Ann and Roger Nester, Patterson; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Hufford Cemetery, Pulaski County with Pulaski Post #1184 conducting the military graveside rites. Visiting will be Monday evening from the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

April 2, 2004

STRAWN

Maggie

 

 

CHRISTIANSBURG - Maggie Bell Robinson Strawn, 68 of Christiansburg, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2004 at the home of her daughter in Seagrove, NC. She was a cook at St. Albans Hospital for over 30 years and attended Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Strawn. Survivors include four daughters, Bonnie Jackson of Seagrove, NC, Doris Hendrick of Elizabethtown, KY, and Maggie Burton and Sandra Hale, both of Christiansburg; four sisters, Katherine Dudley of Waynesboro, and Annie Collins, Shirley Cook and Susie Robinson, all of Dublin; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. O. D. Morgan and Rev. Mike Holdren officiating. Interment will follow in the Hickman Cemetery in Pulaski Co. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Center of Living Hospice, 416 Vision Drive, Box 9, Ashboro, NC 27204. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

August 14, 2004

STUART

Mary

Madeline

 

Sunday June 3, 1928
The funeral of Mary Madeline, daughter of Mrs. Lucy Stuart, who died Thursday morning was held yesterday afternoon at two o’clock from the family home up the Altoona, the Rev. J.A. Taylor, of the Christian church officiating. Burial was in the family plot in the Ray graveyard.

May 31, 1928

SUBLETT

Laura

 

 

Friday March 16, 1934
Mrs. Laura Harris Sublett, wife of E.D. Sublett, Commerce Street, formerly of Galax, died in Pulaski Tuesday. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Albert Metts of Pulaski; and three sisters, Mrs. S.S. Davis of Pulaski, Mrs. J.C. Bradley and Mrs. C.S. Bryant of Draper. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 o’clock from the residence with interments in Galax cemetery.

March 13, 1934

SULLIVAN

Siad

Solomon

 

Siad Solomon Thomas Marshell Sullivan, 73 of Christiansburg, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at the New River Valley Medical Center. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic and a U. S. Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Bobbie H. Sullivan; three sons, Thomas D. Sullivan, James Junior Sullivan, and Robert Sullivan; seven daughters, Frances Mercado, Melissa G. Sullivan, Christina Marie Sullivan, Debora Sawyer, Julie Ann Sullivan, Tammy Denise Sullivan and Patricia Ogannistani; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a brother, James Sullivan, Jr.; a sister, Sadie Church.
Memorial services will be held Friday, August 1, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. Leroy Peters officiating. V.F.W. Post #776 will conduct military rites. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the family. The family will receive friends from 4 until 9 p.m. Thursday at the Mullins Funeral Home.

July 29, 2003

SUMMERS

Joanna

 

BAGAS

January 15, 1962
Mrs. Joanna Craft Summers, 100, known to many of her friends as “Granny Summers” died early this morning at the home of her stepson Sheriff Roy Summers, 8th St., with whom she has made her home for the past 45 years.
She was born July 31, 1862, daughter of the late Joseph and Melvina Bagas near Fincastle, Botetourt County. She was the widow Leroy Lee Summers and a member of First Methodist Church.
Survivors include besides Sheriff Summer, on granddaughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Clopper, Severna Park, MD, and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 am from Strickler’s Funeral Home conducted by Dr. Frank Trotter. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

January 15, 1962

SURFACE

Bettie

 

 

Thursday October 7, 1929
Mr. and Mrs. T.N. Meredith returned from Roanoke last week having been called there by the death of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bettie Surface. Mrs. Surface had been in this neighborhood visiting only a couple weeks before her death, and the new came as quite a shock to her friends here.

 

SURFACE

Laura

Virginia

FEATHERS

Monday January 10, 1921
Mrs. C.W. Surface, wife of the county treasurer of Montgomery County, died unexpectedly Saturday at the family home at Christiansburg. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. R. Floyd Smith, Mr. Smith being a former Pulaskian and Mrs. W.B. Bennett Jr. both of Kingsport, Tenn.
The decease was a sister-in-law of B.P. Miller, who with Mr. and Mrs. Caddall Painter attended the funeral held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Christiansburg. Besides the two daughters, there is one sister Mrs. Giles Correll, and two brothers J.F. Feathers and Edward Feather all of Montgomery County.
*1920 census: Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia, Charles W. (60), Virginia L. (58), Bessie B. (26)
*1910 census: Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia, Charles W. (50), Laura V. (49), Robert F. (26), Ollie M. (22), Bessie B. (16)
*1900 census: Auburn, Montgomery, Virginia Charles (41), Laura V. (39). Robert F. (16), Ollie M. (12), Bessie E. (6)

January 8, 1921

SURRATT

Bessie

Mae

STILWELL

Friday October 12, 1962
Mrs. Bessie Mae Surratt, 67, Hillsville, died yesterday. She is survived by her husband, Oscar Surratt; three daughters, Mrs. Herbert White, Pulaski, Mrs. Oscar Harris, Stuart, Mrs. Canada White, Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; one son, Harry Surratt, Roanoke; one sister Mrs. Isabelle Barnard, Amelia; four brothers, E.L. Stilwell, Hillsville, Andy Stilwell, Roanoke, W.V. Stilwell, Kingsport, Tenn., and Dewey Stilwell, Hillsville.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 pm from Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel conducted by the Rev. Grover Webb. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. The body will remain at the chapel prior to the burial.

October 11, 1962

SURRATT

George

 

 

Sunday December 27, 1964
Graveside services for George Surratt, 78, who died Friday at his Dublin home, will be held today at 2 pm at the New Dublin cemetery conducted by the Rev. Manson B. Tate. The body will remain at Strickler’s Funeral Home, Pulaski, until the hour of service.
Surratt is survived by a brother, Jim Surratt of Dublin, and a number of nieces and nephews.

December 25, 1964

SURRATT

Isom

 

 

Monday January 3, 1921
Isom Surratt died Friday night about 10 o’clock at his home at Sylvatus, Carroll County, from infirmities of age, having been 80 years old. He was taken suddenly ill just a short time before his death, a message to his daughter, Mrs. Sexton Dalton, advising of his illness, followed by another less than an hour afterwards telling of his death. The funeral service was very simple and conducted Sunday from his late home, interment having been made in the family cemetery about two miles from Sylvatus.
The deceased was a life long resident of that section and engaged in the pursuits of farming. He is survived by his widow to whom he had been married over 50 years, and these children: Mrs. Jason Chumbley of Draper; Mrs. Sexton Dalton, Pulaski; Dr. I.W. Surratt of Belspring; Sylvester Surratt of Lansing, Mich.; Miss Sylvia and Alfred Surratt at home. There are two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Kenley and Mrs. Mary Bonds, and one brother Gabriel Surratt, all residing in Carroll. Mr. and Mrs. Dalton attended the funeral.

December 31, 1920

SURRATT

Kyle

Eldridge

 

Kyle Eldridge Surratt, age 70 of 128 South Madison Avenue, Pulaski passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born June 11, 1934 in Sylvatus, Va. he was the son of the late Allen Thomas Surratt and Canary Montgomery Surratt DeBoer. He was a manager for the former People's Drug Store in Pulaski with 44 years of service for the company. Surviving are: his wife, Loretta Jean Horne Surratt, Pulaski; son, William Thomas Surratt, Pulaski; daughter, Kathryn Leah Umberger and husband, David Estel Umberger, Pulaski; grandchildren, Christopher Shaun Richardson, David Ryan Umberger; great grandson, Christian Tyler Richardson; brothers, Chester D. Surratt, Pulaski, Conrad L. Surratt, Pulaski. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with the Carlton Cecil, officiating. Interment will follow at the Surratt Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour before service time Saturday. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

July 7, 2004

SURRATT

Robert

C.

 

Sunday October 10, 1943
Mr. and Mrs. D.K. Surratt, of the Alum Springs road, have received word from the war department that their son Robert C. Surratt, died September 15 in North Africa from wounds received in action. Surratt joined the army in June 1940 and was a United States ranger. He had been overseas since May of this year. Survivors include the parents, his widow, Mrs. Marie Surratt, and a daughter, 10 month old Diane.

September 15, 1943

SUTHERLAND

Dennis

Jackson

 

Friday June 23, 1961 Dennis Jackson Sutherland, 41, Roanoke, died this morning at Roanoke. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Roseberry Sutherland; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Weddle, Pulaski; two sons, Dennis Dewayne Sutherland, US Navy, and Jack D. Sutherland, Pulaski; two sisters, Mrs. Glenna Richardson, Max Meadows, and Mrs. Raymond Hanley, Southampton, Pa.; three brothers, Harvey Sutherland and Ralph Sutherland, Pulaski, and Milton Jackson Sutherland Jr., Roanoke. The body will remain at Strickler’s Funeral Home pending further arrangements.

June 23, 1961

SUTHERLAND

Horace

 

 

Sunday March 8, 1942
Horace Sutherland, 48, former judge of the Pulaski, Grayson, Carroll, and Wythe counties circuit court, died suddenly in his office at Galax Friday, following a heart attack.
Mr. Sutherland was appointed circuit judge by the general assembly in 1928, filling the unexpected term of the late Judge A.A. Campbell, of Wytheville. He was elected in 1930 to an eight year term but did not seek re-appointment in 1938 and was succeeded by Judge John S. Draper of Pulaski.
He was a native of Hillsville, the son of the late Ellis G. Sutherland and Katherine Lawrence Green Sutherland. He attended Roanoke College at Salem and received his law degree at Washington and Lee University. He was a member of the varsity football teams of both schools and vice president of his law school student body at W. and L.
He served at Camp Lee during WWI until the armistice. He married Mary Fulton Rhudy in 1919. His wife survives along with three sons, Horace Jr. of Hermosa Beach, Calif., John Sutherland, student at Duke University, and Ellis Sutherland of Galax, and a brother Paul Sutherland.
The funeral will be held today at 2 pm at the Galax Presbyterian church and interment will be in Felts cemetery there.

March 6, 1942

SUTHERLAND

Oscar

Barns

 

Friday June 28, 1968
Oscar Barnes Sutherland, 69, Richmond, formerly of Pulaski, brother of Roby K. Sutherland, Pulaski attorney, died Wednesday in Richmond.
Born in Bristol, Tenn., June 22, 1899, he was the son of the late Roby Kinzer Sutherland and Amanda Barns Sutherland.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary MacDonald; one daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Fekete, Long Island, NY.; two other brothers, Marvin M. Sutherland, Richmond, and Dr. Francis A. Sutherland, Philadelphia, Pa. Also three grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Sunday at 3 pm in the Emory Cemetery, Emory, with Dr. Robert H. Duncan officiating.

June 26, 1968

SUTHERLAND

Ralph

Clinton

 

Tuesday September 22, 1964
Ralph Clinton Sutherland, 50, Norfolk and Western Railway engineer, 611 Randolph Ave., died Sunday night in Pulaski hospital. He had been an employee with the company for 22 years.Born in Wythe County, he was the son of the late Milton and Winifred Sutherland.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Edith Webb Sutherland, one daughters, Miss Martha Hope Sutherland, Pulaski; four sons, Ralph C. Sutherland, Richmond, Clark Sutherland, Washington DC, Roger Gray Sutherland and David Wayne Sutherland, both of Pulaski; two sisters, Mrs. O.D. McCormick, Elk Creek, and Mrs. Mildred Hanley, Philadelphia; two brothers, Harvey Sutherland, Pulaski, and Milton Sutherland, Roanoke.
Funeral will be Wednesday at 2 pm from the Pentecostal Holiness Church conducted by the Rev. Parris Wood and the Rev. C.J. Peyton. Burial will be in the Pentecostal Holiness Cemetery at Dublin. The body will remain at Strickler’s Funeral Home until one hour before the service.

September 20, 1964

SUTHERLAND

William

H.

 

Friday January 26, 1923 (partial transcription)
Attorney W.S. Tipton received a message Thursday advising him of the death of his uncle, the late Captain W. H. Sutherland, which occurred that morning at 10 o’clock at his home at Hillsville. He had been ill about ten days from pneumonia form which because of his advance age, 85, there was little hope of his recovery. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Hillsville.
He was one of a family of three brothers and two sisters. He was thrice married, his first wife dying a number of years ago leaving a daughter, Mrs. B.G. Howard of Floyd Courthouse. Four children born of his second wife survive, Dr. E.L. Sutherland, Roanoke, Mrs. C.E. Lundy, Raleigh, NC., Mrs. Dr. Rutraugh, Floyd Courthouse, and Mrs. Alice Blankenship, Hillsville. His third wife, nee, Wampler, of Wythe County, also survived, they having been married in Pulaski several years ago.
*1880 census Hillsville, Carroll, VA: W.H. Sutherland (42), Rhoda J. (wife 27), Martha L. (15), Ellis G. (13), Catherine E. (10), Norman H. (10), Edgar (4), Alice B. (Feb 1880)
*1900 census: Pine Creek, Carroll, Virginia, William H. Sutherland (64), Rhoda J. (47), Alice B. (22), Walter T. (18), Virginia M. (15), Minnie E. (15)

January 25, 1923

SUTPHIN

Alma

E.

MCPEAK

DUBLIN - Alma E. McPeak Sutphin, 70, of Bowling Street, Dublin, went to be with the Lord on Monday morning, May 24, 2004. She was born on Nov. 13, 1933 in Hiwassee, Va. and was the daughter of the late William E. McPeak and Olie G. McPeak. She was also preceded in death by a son, Dana A. Sutphin. She was a retired employee of Krogers in Pulaski with 40 plus years of service.
Surviving are: her husband of 52 years, Cecil A. Sutphin, Dublin; sons and daughters-in-law, Lenford A. and Bettye J. Sutphin, Dublin, Timothy C. and Denise Sutphin, Pulaski; grandchildren, Amanda, Matthew and Hunter; great-grandchild, Cody; step-grandchildren, Ashley and Jamie; sisters, Margaret Waller, Denton, Texas, Nancy Ogle, Hillsville, Rosie Weeks, Snowville, Janice Waller, Dublin, Mildred Viers, Hiwassee; brother, Elwood McPeak, Hiwassee. The family would like to thank Dr. Kaatz and staff, Dr. Andes and staff of the New River Valley Cancer Center and the staff of Pulaski Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mike Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in the McPeak Family Cemetery, Hiwassee. 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.

May 24, 2004

SUTPHIN

Daisy

Mae

QUESENBERRY

RICHMOND * Daisy Mae Sutphin, 73, of Wythe County, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2003 at her son's home in Richmond. She was born in Wythe County on Jan. 27, 1930. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andy and Maude Quesenberry of Max Meadows, Va., and three brothers, Raymond Quesenberry, of N.C., Dewey Quesenberry, of OH, and Ronnie Quesenberry of Max Meadows. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Texas and Karen Hancock of Richmond, and Wesley Hancock of Richmond. Two daughters and son-in-laws, Darlene and Henry Hatcher of Powhatan, Va., and Sandy and Jerry Cash of Covington, La. Three grandsons, Pete Hatcher, Duce Hancock, and Chris Hatcher. One granddaughter, Tana Hancock, and one great-grandson, Austin Hancock. Two brothers and daughter-in-laws, Alfred and Isley Quesenberry of Draper, Va., Richard "Dickie" and Paige Quesenberry of Dublin, Va. One sister, Betty Jane Crockett of Wytheville, Va. One special sister-in-law, Wanda Quesenberry of Max Meadows, Va., and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A graveside memorial will follow at Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to the Cancer Society or to the Hospice of Wytheville.

Nov. 28, 2003

SUTPHIN

David

Franklin

 

Monday June 5, 1961
David Franklin Sutphin, 68, of Allisonia, died Saturday morning in the Pulaski Hospital. Surviving are three sons, Charles H. and James Sutphin, both of Allisonia, and George Sutphin, Blacksburg, and one daughter, Mrs. Sadie Fugate, Blacksburg. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 am from the Farris Mines Christian Church with the Rev. Ray Redd officiating. Burial will follow in the Marshal cemetery. The body will remain at Strickler’s Funeral Home until the hour of the services.

June 3, 1961

SUTPHIN

Iford

Elmond

 

Transcribed by Pam Jones
Thursday, May 2, 1963
Funeral service will be conducted today at 1:30 p. m. for Iford Elmond SUTPHIN, Radford, at First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Radford by the Rev. Joseph C. Hodges, assisted by the Rev. Marvin Parrish, Mr. SUTPHIN died Friday night at his home.
The deceased is the father of Mrs. Van FRANKLIN, Dublin.

May 1, 1963

SUTPHIN

Iford

Fred

 

He was a building contractor for over 35 years. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran, having served during World War II and a member of the Va. May Masonic Lodge #38 A.F. & A.M. for over 50 years and the Va. May Eastern Star.
Survivors include: his wife of 56 years, Edith Akers Sutphin of Radford; a brother, R.A. Sutphin of Blacksburg; five sisters, Virginia Franklin of Dublin, Geneva Sutphin and Phyllis Duncan, both of Radford, Christine Sutherland of Roanoke, and Snowa Lockhart of Salem.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 8, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. Kristie Banes and Rev. Jim Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin, where members of Va. May Masonic Lodge #38 A.F. and A.M. will conduct a graveside rites and are asked to meet at the cemetery at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to your favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

September 5, 2003

SUTPHIN

James

William

 

James William Sutphin, 85, of Windsong Road, Allisonia, Va. died Sunday, June 29, 2003, in the Twin County Community Hospital, Galax, Va. He was born in Virginia on June 1, 1918, and was the son of the late Frank Sutphin and Nola Phillips Sutphin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Alexander Sutphin, and by a brother, Charles Sutphin, by a sister, Sadie Fudget, and by a son-in-law, Bobby Morris. He was a retired employee of Coleman Furniture Corp. in Pulaski with 30 years of service. Surviving are: his daughter, Karen Morris, Allisonia; brother, George Sutphin, Salem; granddaughter and spouse, Sharon and Douglas Freeman, Hillsville; grandson, Robert James Morris, Jr., Dublin; four great-grandsons, Robert D. Freeman, Brandon P. Freeman, Dustin A. Freeman, Nicholas D. Freeman, all of Hillsville; two great-granddaughters, Haley R. Morris, Taylor P. Morris, both of Dublin; special friend, Erbie Moore, Hillsville; several nieces and nephews, Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Marshall Cemetery, Carroll County. Visiting will be Tuesday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

June 29, 2003

SUTPHIN

Juanita

 

BEASLEY

Juanita Beasley Sutphin, of Dublin formerly of Galax passed away Nov. 12, 2003 at Pulaski Community Hospital. She was born in Carroll Co., Va. on Nov. 15, 1912 she was the daughter of the late Willie D. and Callie Carico Beasley. Mrs. Sutphin was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and Blood Mobile many years. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Galax Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Hebron Church of Christ. She lived the majority of her life in Galax and moved to Dublin in 1996 after her retirement.
Surviving are: her daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Harry Jennings, Dublin; granddaughter and husband, Melissa J. and Michael Preston; two great-granddaughters, Stacy and Victoria all of Salem; additional family members, Edna Whitt, Blacksburg, Drusilla and Danny Yopp and their son Nicholas Yopp all of Christiansburg; several cousins also survive.
Funeral service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Vaughan-Guynn Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Burnette officiating. Interment will follow at Hebron Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 12 noon until 2 p.m. before the funeral service.

Nov. 12, 2003

SUTPHIN

Lucas

James

 

CHRISTIANSBURG * Lucas James Sutphin, 7 month old son of Derwin and Regina Sutphin of Christiansburg, became an angel of the Lord on Wednesday, October 15, 2003. Lucas was only here for a few months, but made a huge impact on the lives of everyone he touched. Survivors include his loving parents, Derwin and Regina Sutphin.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Ronald Mc Donald House, 2224 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, Virginia 24014-2404. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2003 at the Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

October 15, 2003

SUTPHIN

Legrand

Joshua

 

Monday June 11, 1928
Legrand Joshua Sutphin, aged 70, died last night at his home on the southeastern edge of the city following an extended illness from complications. He was a native of Floyd County. Surviving are his widow and several adult children. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon from the Holiness church, followed by burial in the Dora Cemetery.

June 10, 1928

SUTPHIN

Noah

Elbert

 

Friday November 17, 1972
Noah Elbert Sutphin, 72, died late Thursday afternoon near his home in Dublin. Born in Carroll County, February 27, 1900, he was the son of Sylvester Sutphin and Frances Dalton Sutphin.
He is survived by his widow Mrs. Addie Stilwell Sutphin, one brother Leroy Sutphin, and on sister Mrs. Annie Horton, both of Hillsville.
The funeral will be held at 2 pm Saturday from Strickler’s Pulaski Chapel. Burial will follow at the Liberty Hill Cemetery in Carroll County.

November 16, 1972

SUTPHIN

William

G.

 

Sunday October 10, 1943
Funeral services for William G. Sutphin, 59, who died suddenly Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Pentecostal Holiness church on Dora Highway by the Rev. J.B. Daugherty.
Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Survivors include the widow Mrs. Rhoda Sutphin, and the following children: Mrs. Herman Sutphin, Mrs. Nannie Mitchell, Mrs. Walter Simmons, Mrs. Paul Poole, and Newton Sutphin, and three great grandchildren and 17 grandchildren.

October 6, 1943

SUTPHIN

William

J.

 

Thursday June 22, 1944
Funeral services for William J. Sutphin, 45, who died Sunday from burns received Friday in an explosion at the New River Ordnance Works, were held yesterday at the First Pentecostal Church of God with the Rev. J.B. Daugherty and the Rev. W.E. Rogers in charge. Interment was in Thornspring Cemetery.
Mt. Sutphin and another plant fireman were badly burned about the head, arms and shoulders when struck powder exploded prematurely on the plant grounds. Both were brought to the Pulaski hospital after emergency treatment where the injuries proved fatal. The other victim, Raymond Dawson, 833 Front Street, is reported improving.
Surviving are the widow, a son, Alton, and six daughters, Mrs. Harriet McClung of Tennessee, Lila, Haven, Garnet, Kalima, and Cheryl, at home.

June 18, 1944

SUTTON

George

Mack

 

Thursday May 7, 1942
Funeral services for George Mack Sutton, superintendent of an Ansted, W.Va., coal company who died at his home suddenly Tuesday night, will be held tomorrow at 10 am at the home of his brother W.D. Sutton at Belspring.
Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery. Mr. Sutton, survived by his widow and five children, also was a brother of C.E. Sutton of Dublin.

May 5, 1942

SUTTON

Juanita

 

 

Tuesday, April 10, 1923
Juanita, the two and a half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Sutton, died Monday at 11 at the family home at New River Depot. Her death was due to measles, which because of her invalid condition, she having always been a delicate child, would not yield to treatment.
The funeral was held this afternoon at New River Depot and was attended by the families of C. E. Agee, S. H. Agee and W. A. Agee, she being a niece of Messrs. Agee.

April 9, 1923

SUTTON

Webb

D.

 

Sunday October 31, 1948 (partial transcription)
Funeral services for Webb D. Sutton, president of the Sutton Company, Inc., and prominent farmer and cattle raiser of Pulaski County, were held yesterday from First Christian church in Radford with burial following in the Sunrise Burial Park.
Mr. Sutton was born in Pulaski county August 1, 1879, a son of George and Margaret Webb Sutton. He was married in Radford September 3, 1902 to Nanye K. Bishop who survives him.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Sutton is survived by a son Paul B. Sutton of Radford; two sisters, Mrs. M.E. Hyder of Johnson City, Tenn., and Mrs. Margaret Jones of Knoxville, Tenn.; and one brother C.W. Sutton of Dublin.

 

SWAIM

Annie

Ruth

GREGORY

Tuesday October 9, 1923 (partial transcription)
Annie Ruth Swaim nee Gregory was born June 19, 1896, died October 4, 1923, age 27 years, 3 months, and 15 days. She was a daughter of John H. and Susan E. Gregory, of Drapers Valley and was married to Glen Swaim September 11, 1918.
She was a loving wife and mother of one little girl Lillian Louise Swaim. 4 years old, leaving to mourn her loss a husband, one little daughter, five sisters and three brothers, namely: Mrs. C.N. Jones, Green Bay, Price Edward County, Va.; Mrs. Will Ashford, Pulaski, Mrs. R.W. Lee, Lynches Station, Va.; Mrs. F.M. Reynolds, Draper, Va.; Mrs. C.A. Shupe, Welsh, W.Va.; Mr. G.C. Gregory, Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. Bert C. Gregory, Gray, W.Va.; Mr. John II. Gregory, Pulaski.

October 4, 1923

SWAIM

Anna

 

SEAGLE

Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Thursday November 12, 1987
Anna SEAGLE SWAIM of Pulaski died Thursday morning in the Pulaski Community Hospital.
Born in Wytheville, she was the daughter of the late Beatrice TYNES SEAGLE and Charles Newton SEAGLE. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn I. SWAIM.
She is survived by three sons, Eugene SWAIM of Cheraw, S.C.: Raymond SWAIM and Donald SWAIM, both of Newport News; one step-daughter, Mrs. Halsey BISHOP of Pulaski; four sisters, Mrs. Fleet HUTCHINS of Roanoke; Mrs. Pearce WALLER of Salem; Mrs. Harry LaFONE and Mrs. William SMITH, both of Wytheville; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. from Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. C.R. Conner officiating.
Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Friends may call anytime after 1 p.m. Friday and the family will receive friends Friday form 7 to 9 p.m. Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

November 12, 1987

SWAIM

Lewis

William

 

Tuesday July 16, 1940
Lewis William Swaim passed away Friday July 12 at a Roanoke hospital following a paralytic stroke. Burial was in Roanoke on Saturday.
The deceased was a son of the late Martha and Lewis Swaim of Newbern. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Robert Martin of Radford; two sons, John Swaim of Kentucky and Frank Swaim of Pennsylvania. Also the following sisters and brothers survive: Joseph M. Swaim, Cambria; Mrs. M.T. Ratcliffe, Pulaski; Noah L. Swaim, Cambria; Mrs. W.H. Roope, Newbern; Peyton L. Swaim, Logan, W.Va.; Mrs. W.T. Duncan, Highland; Charles R. Swaim, Washington, and George T. Swaim, Charleston.

July 12, 1940

SWECKER

Mack

Tiatt

 

Thursday February 22. 1962
Mack Tiatt Swecker, 63, Barren Springs, died early this morning in University Hospital, Charlottesville.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Posey Chrisley, Barren Springs, and Mrs. Rose Lindsey, Sylvantus; and one brother Arthur Swecker, Barren Springs.
The funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 pm from Glenwood Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. James Crabtree. Burial will be in Tedder Cemetery, Wythe County. The body will remain at Strickler’s Funeral Home until one hour before the service.

February 22. 1962

SWECKER

Robert

Lee

 

Monday October 18, 1948
Robert Lee Swecker, 77, former Pulaskian, died yesterday morning at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bluefield.
The son of Robert E. Swecker and Margaret Alford Swecker, the decease was engaged in the contracting business here.
Survivors include the widow Susan Ann Dillon; sons, John R. Swecker and William C. Swecker, of Bluefield; daughters, Mrs. Walter L. Brooks and Mrs. Charles Donnelly, of Roanoke, Mrs. Hartsel H. Wassum and Mrs. George Reid of Bluefield.
A daughter Mrs. Reba Doggitt, died in 1935. Seven grandchildren and one great grandchild survive.
Services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Mercer funeral home in Bluefield with the Rev. Winton Houck in charge. Burial will be in the Monte Vista cemetery.

October 17, 1948

SWEET

Clinton

W.

 

Thursday December 21, 1961
Clinton W. Sweet. 50. chairman of the board of Sweet-Orr and Co., Inc., died in New York City December 18 after a long illness. He was a brother of Stanley A. Sweet. President of Sweet-Orr and Co., Pulaski. Also surviving is on daughter.
The deceased was the third generation of the Sweet family and was name for his grandfather who founded the business, a graduate of Yale, class of 1936. After a year managing a Sweet-Orr plant in Capetown Southern Africa, Sweet returned to the states. In 1956 he was elected chairman of the board which position he held until his death.

December 18, 1961

SWINDELL

Mary

 

DOYLE

Mary D. Swindle Born 10/2/1899 Died 8/20/1963
Daughter of the late John Claybourne Doyle and Delphia Susanne Burchett Doyle.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel S. Swindell; four daughters, Mrs. Harold K. Cutlip, Mrs. Vernie O. Phillips, and Mrs. John C. Phillips, all of Pulaski, and Mrs. Elwood H. Hedge, Salem; three brothers, John D. Doyle and Arthur Doyle, both of Pulaski, and Garland Doyle, Atkins, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Garnett Quesenberry and Mrs. Luther Rowland, both of Newbern. Mrs. John Tilson and Mrs. Ernest Price, Atkins. Also seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 pm from the First Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Allen D. Pugh officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

August 20, 1963

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