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Last Name

First Name

Middle Name

Maiden Name

Notes

Date of Death

TABOR

Dorothy

Miller

 

Friday September 7, 1923
Dorothy Miller Tabor, nine month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Tabor of Eckman, W.Va., died of complications at 5:30 yesterday morning at the home of her aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Flynn in Henry Avenue. The little girl had been seriously ill for some time and death was not unexpected. Besides her parents, she is survived by one sister Ernestine Tabor. Funeral services were held this afternoon at Newbern cemetery. Rev. W.E. Balderson in charge.

September 6, 1923

TABOR

James

Frederick

 

PULASKI- James Frederick "Jimmy" Tabor, 58, of 16 Third Street, NW, Apt. 3, Pulaski, Va., died early Thursday morning, July 14, 2005, at his home. He was born in Radford, Va. on September 13, 1946 and was the son of the late Alfred James Tabor. Surviving are: Wife-Eugenia Tabor, Pulaski; Mother-Margaret Simpkins Tabor, Fairlawn; Daughter and Fiancé-Margie Tabor and Randal Thomas, Christiansburg; Daughters & sons-in-law-Trina and Donnie Wall, Radford; Sister and brother-in-law-Joyce and Robert Doss, Ironto; Brothers-Larry Wayne Tabor, Fairlawn and Russell Edward Tabor, Belsprings; 10 grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, cousins; special friends of 16-third street, NW; special friend-Virginia; special friends-Keith and Carol Southern, Newbern. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, with Rev. Dale Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Friday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

July 14, 2005

TABOR

Joseph

Wade

 

Friday March 13, 1942
Double tragedy visited Thomas Edward Tabor in Newbern this week.
Mr. Tabor returned yesterday from the burial of his sister Miss Mollie C. Tabor, who died at his home Tuesday, to receive word that his brother, Joseph Wade Tabor of Johnson City, had succumbed to a heart attack.
Mr. and Mrs. Tabor left immediately for the funeral accompanied by Miss Dorothy Carper of Pulaski.
The deceased is survived by his wife, the former Miss Willie Godbey of Snowville; an aunt Mrs. Nannie Vernon of Newbern, a niece Mrs. Happy Hoover of Radford, and the following brothers and sisters: Grover Cleveland Tabor of Dott, W.Va., Hoge Tyler Tabor of Itmann, W.Va., Cyrus Monroe Tabor of Bastian, William Birts Tabor of Matoaka, Mrs. W.F. Thompson of Fallsmills.
Funeral service will be held at the First Christian church at Johnson City.

March 12, 1942

TABOR

Lilly

Mae

LONG

RADFORD – Lilly Mae Long Tabor, age 62 formerly of 3001 Mt. Olivet Road Community and currently of Randolph Street, Radford passed away Thursday morning Oct. 7, 2004 at the Radford Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Feb. 5, 1942 in Pulaski she was the daughter of the late Julius Woolen and Callie Belle Brewer Long. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oakley Hencil “Red” Tabor and a half brother, Robert Brewer. Surviving are: her sisters, Judy Gregory, Pulaski, Evelyn Lineberry, Fairlawn, Faye Hoback and husband Dave, Pulaski; brother, Julius W. Long and wife Janice, Pulaski; special niece, Crystal Martin, Pulaski; several nieces and nephews; stepdaughter, Izma Tabor Hodge, Pearisburg; several step grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Judy Yonce and Rev. Fred Minnick officiating. Interment will follow at the Hufford Cemetery (Mt. Olivet Road) Pulaski. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at the Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bobwhite Blvd., Pulaski. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

Oct. 7, 2004

TABOR

Mollie

C.

 

Monday March 9, 1942
Services will be held tomorrow at 11 am from the Newbern Christian church for Miss Mollie C. Tabor, who died yesterday at the home of her brother Thomas Edward Tabor in Newbern. The Rev. Francis Hume Scott will officiate and burial will be in Newbern cemetery.
She is survived by an aunt Mrs. Nannie H. Vernon of Newbern, and the following brothers and sisters: Grover Cleveland Tabor of Dott, W.Va., Hoge Tyler Tabor of Itmann, W.Va., Joseph Wade Tabor of Johnson City, Cyrus Monroe Tabor of Bastian, William Birts Tabor of Matoaka, and Mrs. W.F. Thompson of Fallsmills.
Pallbearers will be E.W. Akers, J.T. King, K.B. Alexander, George Farriss, Eugene Miller, and John Williams.

March 8, 1942

TABOR

William

Stewart

 

Monday March 9, 1942
Services were held last Sunday for William Stewart Tabor, 67, of Tazewell County, brother of Mrs. W.R. Mabe of Pulaski. He was buried in Woodlawn cemetery, Bluefield.
Other survivors include his widow and the following children: Mrs. Roy Banner of Washington, Arch L. Tabor of Detroit, and Sidney Tabor of Bramwell.
Mr. Tabor studied civil and mining engineering at Lehigh University and was a captain during the Spanish-American war in the second army corps. He was construction superintendent at the Grand Valley Project in Colorado, consulting engineer for the Rio Grande Valley project in New Mexico, chief engineer for the Montavalla Mining Co., and estimate engineer for the Alabama Power Com. of Birmingham.
Recently has server as construction engineer at the CCC project in Cabwaylingo state forest and for several years was Kenova’s city engineer. He was a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers.
Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Mabe and Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Mabe attended the funeral.

 

TALBERT

Mary

Loraine

HAMBLIN

Mary Loraine Talbert, 74 of the Mechanicsburg community, Bland passed away Monday, April 12, 2004 at Wythe County Community Hospital. She was born Dec. 26, 1929 in Pulaski County, Va. the daughter of the late Orsen Wylie and Maggie Leona Hamblin Chewning. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Emory Lane Talbert. She was a member of the Bland Bible Church.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Janet Talbert, Craigsville; four grandchildren, Tonya T. Sarver, Melanie McGhee, Travis and Todd Talbert; two step-grandchildren, Ginger McClain and Timmy Kehrer; three great-grandchildren, Charles McGhee III, Brooklyn and Caleb McClain; four sisters and husbands, Janie and Chester Wright, Dublin, Martha and Bud Pruitt, Bland, Edna Mae Collins, Winston-Salem, N.C., Nellie Brooks, Wytheville; one brother and his wife, Earl and Betty Chewning, Pulaski.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the A. Vest and Sons Funeral Home, White Gate with the Rev. DeWayne Martin officiating. Burial in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday after 1 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

April 12, 2004

TATE

Elizabeth

 

CASSELL

December 13, 1972
Mrs. Elizabeth Cassell Tate, 67, of Shiloh, died Tuesday in a Winston-Salem N.C. Hospital.
She is survived by her husband Joseph Graham Tate, one son E.C. Tate of Shiloh, one sister, Mrs. M.K. Otey of Bluefield, W.Va., and two brothers, C.H. Cassell of Goldsboro, N.C. and Friel Cassell of Florida.
Arrangements are pending by Strickler’s Funeral Home in Pulaski.

 

TATE

Fannie

 

MARTIN

Tuesday April 3, 1923 (partial transcription)
Mrs. Fannie Martin Tate, wife of Prof. C.B. Tate, died Sunday night at 10 o’clock at the Mary Curtis Lee Hospital, Lexington, Va. after an extreme illness of about two weeks from complications. The body passes through Pulaski Monday night on No. 13 being taken to Wytheville where funeral service will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Presbyterian church followed by burial in the cemetery at Fort Chiswell.
The deceased was a native of Tennessee.
She is survived by her husband. There were no children though she reader three of a brother’s children, their mother having died and of the three only one, Frank Martin, survives.

April 1, 1923

TATE

Katherine

Blair

BRUGH

PULASKI – Katherine Blair Brugh Brockmeyer Tate of 212 Northwood Drive, Pulaski, died Saturday, April 30, 2005. She was born Sept. 8, 1921 in Max Meadows, Va. and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. K.V. Brugh, Sr. She was also preceded in death by Milton Henry Brockmeyer, M.D. and Benjamin C. Tate, Captain U.S.N. retired, as well as one brother, K.V. Brugh, Jr. Mrs. Tate was a lifelong resident of Pulaski and a staunch advocate for her community throughout her life. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a supporter of the Northwood School PTA, the Virginia Tech Hokies, Thornspring Country Club, United Way of Pulaski, and various other local charities and foundations. She was a member of D.A.R. and a graduate of Virginia Intermont College. Surviving are: her sons, M.H. (Brock) Brockmeyer, Jr., Charlotte, N.C. Mr. and Mrs. Blair B. Brockmeyer, Pittsburgh; granddaughter and husband, Kristin B. and Dan Sycks; nephews, Robert Brugh, Greensboro, N.C., Pat Brugh, Charlotte, N.C. Her family and friends will miss her generous company and gracious hospitality. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Kackley officiating. Visiting will be Tuesday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

April 30, 2005

TATE

Thomas

Glen

 

Thomas Glen Tate, age 49 of Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Va. passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003 at his home. Born Feb. 21, 1954 in Radford he was the son of Lacey Vivian Williams and the late Andrew Wilson. Surviving are: his mother, Lacey Tate, Charlotte, N. C.; sisters, Betty Cheek, Herndon, Va., Joyce Easterling, Charlotte, N. C.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Matthew Anto (Christian Worship Assembly -Herndon, Va.) officiating. Interment will follow at the Hufford Cemetery, Mt. Olivet, Pulaski. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bobwhite Blvd., Pulaski. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

Sept. 6, 2003

TATE

Wanda

Glen

 

DUBLIN * Wanda Phillippi Tate, age 60 of 5636 Locust Drive, Dublin passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2004. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday 2 p.m. at the New River Valley Baptist Temple. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

Nov. 12, 2004

TATE

Wanda

 

PHILLIPPI

DUBLIN — Wanda Phillippi Tate, age 59, of 5636 Locust Drive, Dublin passed away Friday, November 12, 2004 at Pulaski Community Hospital. Born March 21,1945 in Coatsville, PA, she is the daughter of Jessie Catron Phillippi and the late George E. Phillippi. She was a member of the New River Baptist Temple, Radford. Wanda was employed by Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center, Dublin with over 25 years of service. Survivors include her husband Lincoln Samuel Tate, of Dublin; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri and Kevin Crowder, of Asheboro, NC, Pamela Tate, of Asheboro, NC, and Kimberly and Dean Linkous, of Shiloh, VA; mother, Jessie Catron Phillippi, of Wytheville, VA; granddaughters Amanda Crowder, Mollie Crowder, and Danielle Linkous; grandsons Kevin Crowder, Jr., and Ryan Linkous; sisters, Judy Six, of Wytheville, VA, Janet Hall, of Cummings, GA, and Barbara Martin, of Max Meadows, VA; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the New River Baptist Temple. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in her memory @ www.cancer.org, (1 800-ACS-2345). Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

November 12, 2004

TAYLOR

Anne

 

COPELAND

PULASKI - Anne M. Taylor, age 88 of 2901 Mt. Olivet Road, Pulaski passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at the Pulaski Health and Rehab Center. Born November 16, 1916 in Wythe County, Va. she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lula Copeland. Two sisters, Ida Sawyer, Gertrude Davidson and one brother, Edgar Copeland also preceded her in death. Surviving are: her husband, Rev. O.C. Taylor, Pulaski; sister, Carrie Myrtle Wright Jenkins, Pulaski; sister-in-law, Hallie Copeland Cobb, Winston Salem, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Dallas Jewell officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of service. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling arrangements.

June 22, 2005

TAYLOR

Barbara

 

JOHNSON

PULASKI * Barbara Johnson Taylor, age 58 of Pulaski passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 at New River Valley Medical Center. She was born April 19, 1945 at Pulaski the daughter of the late Dale and Virginia Covey Johnson. She was also preceded in death by a son, James Taylor. She is survived by her husband, Roger Lee Taylor, Mechanicsburg; five sons and daughter-in-law, Tony Taylor, Charleston, W. Va.; Dennis Lee Taylor, Dublin; Curtis Wade Taylor, Mechanicsburg; Walter Alan Taylor, Dublin; Forrest Colby and Stacy Taylor, Pulaski; two sisters, Shirley Killen, Richmond; Margaret Johnson, Pulaski; eight grandchildren, Tony, Jr., Brooke, Brandon, Cody, Chelsie, Kelly and Sarah Taylor; Marianda Burton. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the A. Vest and Sons Funeral Home, White Gate with the Rev. Donald White officiating. Burial in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Dec. 16, 2003

TAYLOR

Betty

Lou

CROUSE

Sunday September 10, 1972
Mrs. Betty Lou Crouse Taylor, 72, of 830 Highland Terrance, died Saturday afternoon in the Pulaski General Hospital. She was the widow of Lawrence William Taylor.
Born in March 12, 1896 in Sparta, N.C., she was the daughter of the late John A. Crouse and Fannie Mae Holbrook Crouse. She was a member of the United Holiness Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Hackley, Beckley, W.Va., and Miss Mary E, Crouse, Pulaski; three brothers, Roosevelt Crouse, Ernest Crouse, both of Pulaski, and Ed Lee Crouse, Salisbury, N.C.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 pm from the United Holiness Church with the pastor, the Rev. Mrs. S.A. Mayo officiating. Burial will follow in the Crouse Family Cemetery. Friends may call at Stevens Monday.

September 9, 1972

TAYLOR

Billy

 

 

Billy Taylor, age 78 of Fairview Home in Dublin, died Sunday July 23, 2006 at New River Valley Medical Center. Billy was born in Pulaski County on September 6, 1927. He was preceded in death by his father Ward Taylor and his mother Alice along with his sister Mayola Taylor. He is survived by a sister, Edith Tilson of Pulaski, and a host of friends. A graveside service will be held Wednesday July 26, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in Thornspring Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Winn officiating. Visiting will be Tuesday at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons from 2 until 4 p.m. Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish, they may make contributions to Fairview Home in Billy's memory. Online condolences may be sent to his family and friends by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.

July 23, 2006

TAYLOR

Clayford

Scott

 

PULASKI Clayford (Clay) Scott Taylor, 4 months, 19 days old, of Pulaski, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at UVA Hospital. Clay is survived by his parents Aaron and Samantha Taylor of Pulaski; grandparents, Rick and Cindy Warden, of Pulaski; grandmother, Linda Taylor of Dublin; grandparents, Lonnie and Connie Taylor of Pulaski; great-grandmother, Dorothy Warden of Pulaski; great-grandparents, Glenn and Cleavie Bowman of Dublin; great-grandmother, Ola Lawson of Pulaski; uncles, Richard Warden and Stanlee Warden of Pulaski; aunt, Wendy Leeson; and Judy Mottesheard, Debbie Eaton and Sheila Eaton, as well as several great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins. Clay was preceded by his name sake and great-grandfather Clayford “Paw-Paw” Eaton; great-grandfather, Stanley Warden; great-grandfather, Albert Lawson; aunt, Babette Taylor; and uncle, G. W. Leeson. Visitation will be Tuesday night at Stevens Funeral Home in Pulaski from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Stevens Funeral Home, followed by a private burial. The family will receive family and friends at the home of Rick and Cindy Warden located at 208 Crestline Drive, Pulaski. The family would like to express their gratitude and great appreciation to everyone for the support, prayers and contributions made on Clay’s behalf since his birth on June 1, 2006. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.

Oct. 20, 2006

TAYLOR

Corene

 

CECIL

DUBLIN — Corene Cecil Taylor, age 84 of Dublin passed away Saturday, March 19, 2005 at the Pulaski Nursing Home, after an illness following a stroke. Born April 9, 1920 in Oneida, Tenn. she was the daughter of the late Jerome & Cordelia Cecil. Her husband of 66 years, James Burton Taylor preceded her in death in 2003. Four brothers, one sister and a son-in-law also preceded her in death. They lived in Caretta, West Virginia for 43 years before retiring and moving to Dublin, Virginia in 1980. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, playing canasta, cooking and canning vegetables from their own garden. She leaves behind two loving and devoted daughters Wanda Swecker and husband Lawrence Swecker, Beltsville, MD, Phyllis Dodson and fiance Tom Martin, Palm Beach Gardens, FL; four grandchildren, Randy Swecker and wife Leslie Swecker, Mt. Airy, MD , Karen Bonnin and husband Stephen Bonnin, LaPlata, MD, Steven Dodson and wife Mary Dodson, Naples, FL, Michael Dodson and wife Precious Dodson, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. four great grandchildren Emily Swecker, Nathan Bonnin, Nicole Bonnin and Victoria Dodson; sisters, Agnes Keller, Torrance, CA, Irene Martin - Cincinnati, OH, Gladys Foster, Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Susan Cyre officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of service at the Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bobwhite Blvd., Pulaski.

March 19, 2005

TAYLOR

Dorothy

 

JOHNSON

Monday July 10, 1961
Mrs. Dorothy Johnson Taylor, 45, died yesterday evening at her home on Alum Spring Rd. from a hear attack.
Surviving are her husband, Donie Taylor; two daughters, Miss Gail Taylor and Miss Sue Taylor; and three sons, Donald, Robert, and Dennis Taylor all of Pulaski; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Brown, Draper, Mrs. Beulah Taylor, Mrs. Clara Carraway, and Mrs. Grace Eanes, all of Pulaski, and one brother, Neal Johnson, Pulaski.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2:30 pm from Strickler’s Chapel with the Rev. Harry L. Summer officiating. Burial will be in Thornspring Cemetery. The body will remain at Strickler’s Funeral Home.

July 9, 1961

TAYLOR

Elsie

Marie

MEREDITH

DUBLIN – Elsie Marie Meredith Taylor, age 91 of 5408 Borman Street, Dublin passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004. Born April 3, 1913 in Laurel Branch, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Ell James Meredith and Myrtle Frances Goodman Meredith. Her husband, Garland James Taylor, two sons, Pedro Nelson Taylor and James C. Taylor and son-in-law, Elmer Louis Hayton, Sr., also preceded her in death. Surviving are: her daughter, Mary Alice Taylor Hayton, Dublin; grandchildren, Elmer Louis Hayton, Jr., Dublin, Virginia Edith Robertson, W. Va.; sister, Midget Ruth Kissinger, Hillsville; brother, Marshall B. Meredith, Narrows. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 2 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Tom Warren officiating. Interment will follow at West View Cemetery, Radford. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at Bower Funeral Chapel. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

Sept. 16, 2004

TAYLOR

Emily

 

 

Wednesday January 12, 1921
The body of Emily Taylor, colored, wife of William Taylor was brought to Pulaski today on No. 11 from Elliston where she died yesterday from a complication. The remains will be buried in the Hogan graveyard up the main line of the railroad.

 

TAYLOR

Helen

 

KOMAR

PULASKI — Helen Komar Taylor, 87, of 905 Hill Street, Pulaski died Saturday, December 18, 2004 in the Pulaski Community Hospital. She was born in Newburgh, New York on December 22, 1916 and she was the daughter of the late Michael Steven Komar and Mary Kochera Komar. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, George Taylor and by a son, Donald Taylor. She was a charter member of the St. Edwards Catholic Church, Pulaski. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Nancy Taylor of Dublin and John and Joyce Taylor of Max Meadows; sisters Margaret and Carol Komar of New Windsor, New York; brother Frank Komar of New Windsor, New York; grandchildren Donna Roe, Angie Hill, Sarah Taylor, Paul Taylor, Ellie Taylor, J.D. Taylor, Mary Taylor, and Grayce Taylor; and great-grandchildren Pyper Roe, Peyton Hill, and Tyler Hill. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. from the Saint Edwards Catholic Church with Father Charles Faul officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. Tuesday evening. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

December 18, 2004

TAYLOR

James

Burton

 

DUBLIN * James Burton Taylor, age 86 of Dublin passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003 in the Radford Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Radford after a long illness following a stroke. He was born Mar. 5, 1917 in Parkers Lake, Ky., the son of the late Elmer and Zola Taylor. Three brothers, and son-in-law also preceded him in death. He worked 43 years in the coal mines in W. Va. before retiring in 1980. He and his wife, Corene moved to Dublin from Caretta, W. Va. in 1980. They were married for 66 years. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening and mowing his yard on his John Deere. He was known for growing lots of potatoes. He leaves behind wife: Corene Taylor, Dublin; two daughters, Phyllis Dodson, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Wanda Swecker and husband, Lawrence Swecker, Beltsville, Md.; four grandchildren, Randy Swecker and wife, Leslie Swecker, Mt. Airy, Md., Karen Bonnin and husband, Stephen Bonnin, LaPlata, Md., Steven Dodson and wife, Mary Dodson, Naples, Fla., Michael Dodson, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; three great grandchildren, Emily Swecker, Nathan and Nicole Bonnin; sister, Pearl Miller, Whitley City, Ky.; brother, Alva Taylor, Muncie, Ind. Funeral services will be conducted Friday 1 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Chaplain Thomas Rice officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, is handling the arrangements for the family.

Dec. 9, 2003

TAYLOR

John

Coleman

 

Monday December 17, 1962
John Coleman Taylor, 84, Pulaski, died Sunday in a local hospital.
Surviving are his wife Mrs. Anna Landreth Taylor; four sons, Robert E. Taylor, Troutville, Harless E. Taylor, Lynchburg, John C. Taylor Jr., Danville, James C. Taylor, Minneapolis, Minn.; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce Boyd, Hiwassee; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild; a brother W.C. Taylor, Eaton, Ohio.
Funeral will be at 3:30 pm Tuesday from Strickler’s Chapel, conducted by the Rev. T.O. Dennis. Burial will be in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

December 16, 1962

TAYLOR

Leonard

Franklin

 

PULASKI – Leonard Franklin Taylor, 73, of 543 Bunts Street, Pulaski, went to be with his most greatest Heavenly Father on Dec. 3, 2005. He was born on July 13, 1932 in Pulaski County. He was the son of the late William Lee and Lizzy Lovel of Pulaski. He was a retired self-employed home remodeler. Leonard was a member of Highland Park Community Church (Brethren in Christ) 6144 Wright Avenue, Dublin. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Loney D. Taylor, loving mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother, two sisters, Nellie Lane and Rosella Marshall, three brothers, George Taylor, Wilmer Taylor and John Taylor. Surviving are: his sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Sandy Taylor, Dublin, Jerry and Teresa Taylor, Pulaski, Mike and Kathy Taylor, Pulaski, Tim and Kim Taylor, Radford, David and Lois Taylor, Roanoke Co.; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 8 p.m. from the Highland Park Community Church with Pastor Mike Blouse officiating. Visiting will be at the church on Tuesday from 6 p.m. until the service hour. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Thornspring Cemetery, Pulaski County. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to the Highland Park Community Church (Building Fund), 6144 Wright Avenue, Dublin, Va. 24084. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

Dec. 3, 2005

TAYLOR

Louise

Serena

 

Louise Serena Taylor, age 81 of Radford, departed this life on Jan. 17, 2004 at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. She was born May 28, 1922 at New River Depot to the late William Henry and Julia Saunders Taylor. One brother, William H. Taylor and three sisters Lettie Burks, Laura Green and Mary F. Taylor precede her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory, one sister, Maggie Minter of New River, Va. and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 900 Pendleton Street in Radford, Va. Penn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jan. 17, 2004

TAYLOR

Martha

 

 

Thursday October 5, 1972
Mrs. Martha Gravely Taylor, 67, of Isaban, W.Va., died Tuesday. She was formerly of Allisonia. Graveside service will be held at 2 pm Friday in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

October 3, 1972

TAYLOR

McKenzie

Gail

 

DUBLIN — McKenzie Gail Taylor, age 22 days, of Dublin, died early Saturday morning February 4, 2006 at her residence. Born January 12, 2006 in Roanoke Community Hospital, she was the daughter of Chasity Lynn Taylor and Joseph Woodrow Crowder, both of Dublin. She is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Sharon H. Taylor of Dublin and her maternal step-grandfather, Kenneth Sperry of Dublin: a maternal grandfather; Larry Taylor of South Boston, Va.: Maternal great grandparents; Janie and Joe Taylor of Pulaski: paternal grandmother; Mary Crowder of Pulaski: Maternal great grandparents; Audrey and Louis Hamblin of Austinsville. McKenzie was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather; David Lee Crowder, Sr. An aunt: Asheley Taylor of Dublin. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday February 6, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends briefly after the service at the cemetery. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.

February 4, 2006

TAYLOR

Ned

 

 

Friday June 19, 1925
Ned Taylor, colored, and an employee of P.I. furnace died at his home in Locust Hill, Sunday night following an illness of some length, during which he was operated upon at the University hospital, Charlottesville. Funeral services were Monday afternoon with interment in Needmore Cemetery.

June 14, 1925

TAYLOR

Rosa

Jane

MILLER

Tuesday October 9, 1923 (partial transcription)
Mrs. Rosa Jane Taylor, aged 72, died very suddenly at 10:30 o’clock Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.R. Reynolds, 504 Carolina Avenue, Roanoke. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. S.D. Nelms of Roanoke, and two sons, Harry Taylor of Craig County and B.C. Taylor of Pulaski. One son and one daughter had preceded her to the grave.
Mrs. Taylor was a Miss Rosa Jane Miller, daughter of John B. and Susan Miller, pioneer residents of Giles County. Her husband was drowned in 1896, but Mrs. Taylor never remarried.
It is noteworthy that Mrs. Taylor’s death leaves only one surviving member of the Giles county Miller’s, her mother, Mrs. Susan Miller, being still alive. She resides in Salem.

October 5, 1923

TAYLOR

Thelma

 

MCCRICKLARD

Thelma McCrickard Taylor, age 90 of Pulaski died Friday morning February 10, 2006 at her residence. Born March 9, 1915 in Pocahontas, Va., she was the daughter of the late Lelia Amos McCrickard & Joseph McCrickard. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Pulaski. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Theodore Jackson Taylor, Sr. and a daughter, Kay Frances Simmons. Mrs. Taylor was 1 of 12 children. She is survived by 1 son, Theodore Jackson Taylor, Jr. of Pulaski and wife Anita Fowler Taylor; 3 daughters, Elizabeth Ann Walker of Williamsburg, Va., Nancy Carolyn Weddle and her husband, Jack of Norwood, N.C., and Mary Lou Crawford and her husband, Richard of Orangeburg, S.C.; a sister, Virginia McCrickard Turner of Collinsville, Va. She is also survived by a son-in-law, Andrew Simmons of Wilmington, N.C., and 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 at 2 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. David Lones officiating. The family will receive friends briefly at the cemetery after the service. There will be no visiting at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish thay may make memorial contributions to the Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 31, Pulaski, Va., 24301 or to a local charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.

February 10, 2006

TAYLOR

Viola

 

MILLER

NEW RIVER * Viola Miller Taylor of New River, Va. was called by God to her heavenly home on October 31, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis W. Taylor, Jr.; parents, Joseph L. and Pearl Sheffey Miller; sister, Margaret M. Hickman; brother, Charles J. Miller; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sheffey and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Miller; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. "Vi" was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church, New River, Va. She had been a member of the choir, a missionary, Food Committee, Youth Circle and others. She leaves us to celebrate her life here on earth two sons, Jerome M. Taylor and Lovelle V. Taylor; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Andrew Lewis; sister-in-law, Cleola Miller of Detroit, Mich.; two daughters-in-law, Hazel Taylor and Carrie Taylor; nieces; nephews; a lovely church family; and many more relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at First Missionary Baptist Church, New River, Va. on Monday, Nov. 3, 2003 with visitation at 11 a.m. and funeral services beginning at 12 noon. Rev. Brown will be officiating. Arrangements by Claytor Dean Funeral Home, Radford, Va.

October 31, 2003

TAYLOR

Ward

 

 

Monday December 7, 1964
Services for Ward Taylor, 73, who died suddenly Saturday evening, were held at 11 am today at Strickler’s Chapel conducted by the Rev. Harry Summer. Burial followed in Thornspring cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Duncan Taylor; two daughters, Miss Malola Taylor and Mrs. Edith Tilson of Pulaski; five sons, Stanley, Fred, Billy, and Luey Taylor of Pulaski, and Ed Taylor of Salem.

December 5, 1964

TAYLOR

Wayne

Craig

 

RADFORD - Wayne Craig Taylor, 52 of Radford, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2004. He was an employee of Alliant Tech for 29 years. He was a 1975 graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and a masters degree in Business Management from Frostburg State in Maryland. He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Joseph Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Teresa "Terri" Taylor, and two children, Mitch and Bethany Taylor, all of Radford; his mother, Lucelia Ann Taylor of St. Marys, GA; a brother, Danny Taylor of Tampa, FL; and three sisters, Judith Stine, and Eileen Simons, both of St. Marys, GA, and Debbie Taylor of Orlando, FL. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Radford with Rev. O. D. Morgan and Rev. Roy Marshall officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Radford Fire and Rescue, 1500 Wadsworth Street, Radford, Virginia 24141. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.

July 6, 2004

TAYO

Yolonda

Renee

CRUISE

GREENSBORO, NC - Yolonda Renee Cruise Tayo of Greensboro NC, formerly of Pulaski, VA, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at High Point Regional Hospital, High Point NC. Yolonda was born December 13, 1961. She attended Pulaski County schools and graduated in the class of 1980. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and graduated from VA Tech in Blacksburg VA in 1986 with a degree in Education. She is proceeded in death by her father; Thomas D. Cruise, her grandparents; Odell E. Connor, Irene and Maryland Harney. Yolonda leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 21 years; Augustine Michael Tayo of the home; her mother; Clara H. Cruise, Pulaski VA; one sister; Stephanie Whyte, Christiansburg VA, three brothers; Cedric, Buford, GA; Thomas, Upper Marlboro MD; Daryl, Winston-Salem NC, Grandfather; J. Russell Conner, Dublin VA. Visitation will be Friday evening February 13, 2004 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be Saturday February 14, 2004 at 1:00 PM. All services at Randolph Avenue United Methodist Church, 1607 Randolph Avenue, Pulaski VA, Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin VA. Family is being served by Penn's Funeral Home.

February 4, 2004

TEDDER

Virginia

 

KING

MAX MEADOWS * Virginia King Tedder, 79, of Castleton Road, Max Meadows, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003 in the Wythe County Community Hospital. She was born Nov. 18, 1924 in Pulaski. Daughter of the late Oscar Davis King and Lilly Sutphin King and was preceded in death by her husband, John Tedder; a sister, Louise King; four brothers, Luther King, Oscar King, Jr., Alfred King, Donald King and Carlton King. She was a member of Glenwood United Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge #81, Waynesboro, Va. Surviving are: one son, Michael King, Sylvatus; three daughters, Eileen Primm, Max Meadows, Diane Hutchinson, Pulaski, Jonette Dunn, Bland; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Agnes Johnston of Pulaski. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Glenwood United Methodist Church with Chaplain Rick Beam, Rev. Bill Edmonds and Rev. Ronnie Stuart officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethany Cemetery. Mrs. Tedder will be taken to the Glenwood United Methodist Church where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. or at her residence at anytime. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorial donations to Hospice of Southwest Va., 600 W. Ridge Road, Wytheville, Va. 24382. Reese Funeral Home, Austinville is in charge of arrangements.

Nov. 18, 2003

TEEL

Jesse

Willard

 

CHRISTIANSBURG — Jesse Willard Teel, 79, of Christiansburg, was called home by his Lord and Savior to join his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary, in Heaven, on Sunday, February 13, 2005. He was a member of the Radford Church of Christ and was a life long farmer. Survivors include two sons, W. Lee Teel, and Gene "Bull" Teel; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Don Teel, all of Christiansburg; three sisters, Irene Tolley of Nashville, TN, and Edith Phillips and Peggy Sheppard, all of Christiansburg. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Christiansburg Church of Christ with Mr. Larry Phillips, Mr. C. E. Mannon and Mr. Dennis Curd officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to either the Radford Church of Christ, P. O. Box 3236, Radford, VA 24141 or the charity of your choice in Mr. Teel’s memory. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the Christiansburg Church of Christ, 1250 S. Franklin St. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.

February 13, 2005

TEEL

Pamela

 

HAMILTON

CHRISTIANSBURG - Pamela Hamilton Teel, 53 of Christiansburg, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2004 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 22, 1951 in Radford, the daughter of Alexander L. and Virginia Deryline DeHart Hamilton. A graduate of Dublin High School and Radford University, she taught Kindergarten at Draper Elementary School for 25 years before accepting a position with Virginia Preschool Initiative at Dublin. After five fulfilling years of service there, her teaching career abruptly ended January 15, 2004 when she suffered the effects of the brain tumor that took her life. She found strength in the faith that was fostered by her membership at the Parrott Church of God. Mrs. Teel was preceded in death by her beloved grandparents, Harvey and Ruby DeHart, and Ribble and Ethel Hamilton. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, William Ford Teel; her only daughter, Camille Anne Teel; her parents; her brother, Roger Hamilton. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fairlawn Church of God with Rev. Eddie Dalton officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg with Mr. Dennis Curd presiding. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairlawn Church of God. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford, 639-2456.

Nov. 18, 2003

TERPENING

Irene

 

RICHARDSON

BEDFORD, PA. - Irene R. Terpening, 85, of Bedford, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006. She was born on Dec. 10, 1920 in Pulaski, Va. A daughter of the late Charles and Laura (Vincent) Richardson. She is survived by her husband, Edward Terpening, whom she married on Dec. 24, 1941 in Pulaski, Va. She was preceded in death by three sisters: Thelma Nelms, Blanche Thompson, Marie Carrico, and one brother Beaugard Richardson. She was a member of the Bedford Trinity Lutheran Church, in Bedford, the Bedford County Garden Club, D.A.R., Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, Bedford American Legion Aux., and the Pioneer Historical Society. Funeral services, Monday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. from the Chapel at Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford, with the Pastor Raymond E. Short officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 101 West Penn Street, Bedford, Va. 15522

Oct. 20, 2006

TERRY

Freddy

Lee

 

DRAPER - Freddy Lee Terry, age 43 of Draper, died Sunday August 28, 2005 at his Draper residence. Born February 6, 1962 in Giles County, to the late Freddy Lee Terry, Sr. and Opal Turner Terry. Mr. Terry was attending the Peak Creek Mission of Prayer in Pulaski. He is survived by his wife; Melinda "Linda" Meadows Terry of Draper: his mother; Opal Turner Terry of Hinton, W.Va.: two sisters; Darlene Fleshman of West Virginia, and Patricia Kirby of Wayside, West Virginia. He is also survived by Granny Alma Turner of Hinton, West Virginia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 31, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons with the Rev. Dale Akers and the Rev. Terry Weatherly officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Visiting will be anytime Tuesday after 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.

August 28, 2005

TERRY

Katherine

 

FISHER

DECATUR – Funeral for Katherine “Kitty” Fisher Terry, 78, of Decatur will be Friday, Mar. 25, 2005, at 1 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Sherry Harris officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Terry died Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2005, at Decatur Health and Rehabilitation. She was born April 28, 1926, in Pulaski, Va., to Ivan Munsey Fisher and Recie Fagg Fisher. She was a saleslady for Ellen’s and Import’s International for 38 years at the Gateway Shopping Center. She was a founding member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a 25 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Wallace Terry, Sr.; one brother, Wyse Jimmy Fisher; and one sister, Dawn Cole. Survivors include her companion, Henry Ford McConnell of Decatur; two sons, C. Wallace “Wally” Terry, Jr. and his wife, Glenn and James Richard “Rick” Terry and his wife, Lisa, all of Decatur; two sisters, Elizabeth Andrews and her husband, Carl of Pulaski, Va., and Becky Dalton of Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, Ivan “Doug” Fisher and his wife, Allene, of Decatur, and John Fisher and his wife, Norma, of Pulaski, Va.; and four grandchildren, Jenny Roby and her husband, Whitt, of Decatur, Amanda Faulk and her husband, Andy, of Dothan, and Ross Terry and Patrick Terry, both of Decatur. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the American Legion, VFW and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 15, Fraternal Order of Eagles or to the VFW.

Mar. 23, 2005

TESTER

Ralph

Lloyd

 

July 24, 1944 (partial transcription)
Ralph Lloyd Tester, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. Tester, 535 Fifth street, southeast, died at 6 pm yesterday at the Pulaski hospital after a short illness.
Born October 26, 1922, young Tester has entertained hopes of entering the armed forces until his final illness.
Surviving besides the parents, are his wife, the former Miss Rose M. Stoots, of Austinville, who he married last Easter day; one sister Clara Nell; three brothers, Carlton, Bobby, and Deap, all at home.

July 23, 1944

TESTERMAN

William

Bryant

 

Friday September 1, 1972
William Bryant Testerman, 64, of 227 Third St. Dublin, died Thursday night in his home.
He was a retired employee of Radford Army Ammunition Plant, veteran of WWII, member of the Dublin United Methodist Church, and member of Henry Clay Lodge 260 A.F. and A.M. Dublin.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Isabell Enochs Testerman; one daughter, Ruth Ann at home.
The funeral will be at 3 pm Saturday from Dublin Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Henry Holt assisted by the Rev. P.H. Horner.
Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin with Masonic graveside rites.
Friends may call at Stevens form 7 to 9 pm today.

August 31, 1972

THACKER

John

Carl

 

PULASKI – John Carl Thacker, age 48 of Pulaski, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006 in Pulaski Community Hospital. Born Jan. 2, 1958 in Wise Co., Va., he is the son of Betty Short Marshall and the late J. C. McKenney Thacker. Mr. Thacker was a recent employee of Ethan Allen in Dublin. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Bogardus Thacker. He is survived by his mother, Betty Short Marshall of Hillsville: two brothers; James Sargent of Floyd Co., and Rev. Jackie Lynn Thacker: three sisters; Ruth Thacker Smith of Hillsville, Donna Sue Thacker Cox of Hillsville, and Dovie Lee Thacker Hall of Pulaski. Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Jackie Lynn Thacker officiating. The family will receive friends briefly after the service at the cemetery. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.

Feb. 20, 2006

THACKER

Kathleen

 

BOGARDUS

PULASKI – Kathleen Bogardus Thacker, 56, of 508 Lafayette Street, Pulaski died Thursday morning Nov. 25, 2004 at her home. She was born in Newburg, New York on Aug. 16, 1948 and she was the daughter of the late Warren Bogardus and Elizabeth Knight Bogardus. Surviving are: her husband, John Carl Thacker; sisters, Teena Twilley, Lynn Cockran; children, Steven Mark Richards, Matthew Scott Richards, Melissa Richards Allen, Michael Charles Richards, Angela Kathleen Gallimore, Kristin Renee’ Richards; 17 grandchildren; special aunt, Regina Bianco; special cousin, Nick Bianco. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski. Visiting will be Sunday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. until the service hour from the funeral home. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Nov. 25, 2004

THACKER

Velma

 

COVEY

NORTH PALM BEACH, FLA. * Velma Covey Thacker, 84 of North Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Snowville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Nannie Covey, and two brothers, Rudolph Covey and Curtis Covey.
Surviving are: her husband, James Thacker; one daughter, Patricia McGlone; four grandchildren; several great grandchildren; one brother, Melvin Covey; one sister, Madeline Woolwine; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held today in North Palm Beach, Fla.
Thomas L. Price Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dec. 21, 2003

THOMAS

Colleen

 

MOORE

PULASKI - Colleen Moore Thomas, 67, of 1420 Floyd Lane, Pulaski, died Wednesday morning, June 9, 2004 at her home. She was born in Pulaski County on July 11, 1936 and was the daughter of the late William (Bill) Moore and Vera Smith Buckner and was also preceded in death by her stepfather, James H. (Jim) Buckner. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Homer Moore and Curtis Henry Buckner. She was a member of the Cornerview Pentecostal Holiness Church, Snowville, Va.
Surviving are: her husband, Charlie Thomas, Pulaski; son, Larry Thomas, Pulaski; sister, Edna Stillwell, Allisonia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Luther and Patsy Buckner, Dublin, Connie and Stella Buckner, Pulaski; granddaughter, Skyla Thomas, Pulaski.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carson Linkous and Rev. Frankie Graham 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 until 8 p.m.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

June 9, 2004

THOMAS

Eliza

R.

KILGORE

September 6, 1891 (partial transcription)
Eliza R. Thomas, daughter of Hiram H. and Elizabeth Kilgore, was born March 15th 1870, she was married to Charles E. Thomas December 12th 1888, with whom she lived a most happy life until she died September 6th 1891.
She was the mother of two children, the youngest only six months old.

 

THOMAS

Juanita

 

BISHOP

Juanita Bishop Thomas age 85 passed away Feb. 14, 2006. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mollie Mitchell Bishop, her father, Henry Bishop, and brother, Motten L. Bishop. She is survived by her only child, Patsy T. Smith, wonderful son-in-law Garnett E. Smith, and beautiful granddaughter, Wendy Smith and her fiancée Alexander Boone; special niece Jeanette Akers, nephew Lee Bishop; special relatives, Betty June and Jack Childress, Bill and Donna Smith, and Ralph and Joyce Smith and their families; special cousins Ann Rowell, Dean Mitchell and Glenna Meador. She had resided at The Park Oak Grove for the past two years and upon failing health, she was attended by God’s special Angels, Angie, Tina, Brenda and Nancy who made her days first of all comfortable and then upon improving health they became her constant companions that added much joy to her remaining time here on earth. The wonderful staff at The Park Oak Grove and the fabulous organization of Good Samaritan Hospice with nurse, Mary Stuart; Social Worker, Jean Weber; and Chaplain Marvin Barbre were of great comfort to her. Words cannot express the special gratitude to Hospice nurse, Carmen Castro, who was her guardian angel as she departed this world and to the caring staff at the Palliative Care Unit at Friendship Retirement Community. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Ecumenical Church, 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta, Va. at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 with Rev. Terri Sternberg and Rev. Dr. Gary Scheidt officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice at 3825 Electric Road, Roanoke, Va. 24018 (telephone: 776-0198). Mom, may you know the joy of unconditional love and everlasting peace.

Feb. 14, 2006

THOMAS

Judith

Ellen

 

Judith Ellen Thomas, 57, passed away on Aug. 11, 2003 at Langdon Place, Keene, N. H. after a long battle with diabetes. Judy was born in Pulaski, and later resided in the states of Florida, Virginia and New Hampshire. She was a Medical Records Administrator during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s at a central Florida hospital and later became a Medical Transcriptionist, as well as a full time homemaker and mother. Judy adored her children and grandson, was an avid animal lover, and enjoyed arts and crafts. Survivors include her father, Walter H. Thomas of Md.; two children, Stephen T. Arseneault of N. H. and Trey C. Arseneault of N. H.; a sister, Nina J. Bean of Md.; and one grandson, Steven Arseneault of N. H.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. from Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski with Dr. Randy Frye officiating. Visiting will be Saturday morning from Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski where the family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski.

Aug. 11, 2003

THOMAS

Lillian

Gertrude

COULSON

MAX MEADOWS - Lillian Gertrude Coulson Thomas, age 64, of Max Meadows, Va. passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005. She was born Feb. 28, 1941 in Wythe County, daughter of the late William G. and Ollie Fowler Coulson. She was a member of Galena Presbyterian Church and was preceded in death by a brother, William G. Coulson, Jr. She is survived by her husband Lowell F. Thomas of Max Meadows, two daughters Anita Figge of Max Meadows Cynthia Thomas of Roanoke, Va., one son Warren Thomas of Glade Springs, Va., three sisters Lois Gaye Coulson, Oleta Kathryn Coulson both of Pulaski, Va. Donna Coulson of Houston, Texas, one brother Sidney Coulson of Dublin, Va. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 11a.m. at Galena Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Cindy Ross officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to Galena Presbyterian Church. Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, VA is in charge of arrangements.

Nov. 13, 2005

THOMAS

Lillie

Mae

 

Tuesday June 4, 1963
Mrs. Lillie Mae Thomas, 73, died this morning at her Case Knife Road home.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. T.E. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Floyd Jones, and Miss Mildred Thomas all of Pulaski; five sons, Otto Thomas of Harrisburg, Pa., and Roscoe, Howard, Neal, and Leonard Thomas all of Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Jesse Covey of Pulaski; and two brothers, M.G. Rumley, Mt. Airy, N.C., and Bernie Rumley of Hampton, Ohio.
Services will be held Thursday at 2pm from the Glad Tiddings Tabernacle conducted by the Revs. Harry L. Sumner, James Graham, and Garland Spencer. Burial will follow in the Hufford Cemetery. The body will be removed fro Strickler’s Wednesday morning to the residence to remain until the hour of service.

June 4, 1963

THOMAS

Lockie

 

 

Wednesday September 16, 1964
Mrs. Lockie Edminston Thomas, 93, died Tuesday in Pulaski hospital.
She was born in Lexington, N.C. and she moved to Pulaski five years ago to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Pearl E. Hale, S. Lexington Ave.
Besides Mrs. Hale, she is survived by a step daughter, Mrs. Mae Prater, Roanoke; two sons, G.R. Edminston, Anawalt, W.Va., and George R. Edminston, Chilhowie; one step son Bob Thomas, Marion; two sisters Mrs. Dora Walters and Mrs. Viola Eldreth both of Lansing, N.C.; five grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Funeral will be Thursday at 2:30 pm from Mt. View Methodist church, conducted by Dr. Frank E. Trotter and the Rev. Edgar O’Dell. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at Williams Funeral Home, Chilhowie until one hour before the service.

September 15, 1964

THOMPSON

Alvis

Marion

 

Sunday February 18, 1934
Max Meadows – Funeral services for Alvis Marion Thompson, 83, who died Friday following a stroke of paralysis, were held Sunday from the Methodist church, conducted by the Rev. L.D. Mayberry of Wytheville, assisted by the Rev. J.C. McClusky, pastor of the Max Meadows church.
Mr. Thompson was born in Floyd County and moved here about 35 years ago. For a number of years he had been a justice of the peace.
The deceased is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Will Shelor, Mrs. Roy Leedy, Mrs. Tom Nelson, and Mrs. Ellis Allison, and one son M.M. Thompson.
Interment was in the Mabe cemetery near here.
Pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased Fred W. Moore, Roy Shelor, Arnold Shelor, Brown Allison, John Allison, and Carl Huddleson. Granddaughters acted as flower girls.

February 16, 1934

THOMPSON

Bessie

 

SMITH

Friday September 22, 1972
Mrs. Bessie Smith Thompson, 81, of Dublin, died Thursday in Radford hospital.
Born July 15, 1891 in Riner, she was the daughter of William Deal Smith and Nannie Mauck Smith.
Surviving are one son, John W. Thompson, Dublin; one grandson, Bill Thompson, Marion; and two great grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 pm Saturday from Stevens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harry Holt officiating, assisted by the Rev. Manson B. Tate. Burial will follow in Dublin Cemetery. Friends may call at Stevens Friday.

September 21, 1972

THOMPSON

Clendis

May Lou

SIMPKINS

Monday June 24, 1968
Mrs. Clendis May Lou Thompson, 50, Snowville, died Sunday in Pulaski General Hospital.
Born in Montgomery count, May 5, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Della Simpkins.
Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Charles Thompson; five daughters, Mrs. Lorene White and Mrs. Mardell Wimmer, both of Salem, Mrs. Phillips Flinchum, Christiansburg, Mrs. Sharon Smythers, Dublin, and Mrs. Artis Thompson, Snowville; one son Linfred Charles Thompson, Snowville; one sister Mrs. Elva Flinchum, Pulaski; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 pm from Snowville Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. James A. McKittrick and the Rev. Sam A. Franklin. Burial will be in the family cemetery.

June 23, 1968

THOMPSON

David

Fleming

 

Friday, August 10, 1923
David Fleming THOMPSON died Thursday morning about 1 o'clock at the home of his son, F.M. THOMPSON in the northwestern section of the county. His death was due to complications and although he had been in ill health and confined to his room for several months it came as a complete shock to his family and many friends. He had rallied and a speedy recovery was anticipated. However a change for the worse was noted in his condition Sunday from which he gradually grew weaker until the end came. The funeral was held Friday after noon at 1 pm from the Altoona School house by his comrade J.T. TROLINGER. He was buried in the home graveyard. Mr. THOMPSON was the son of James THOMPSON a native of Bland County and was 82 years, 10 Months and 23 days old. He spent his boyhood day in his native county and at the outbreak of the Civil War was one of the first to offer his services to aid the south in her struggle for freedom. He served well and faithfully the full four years of the war and took part in many of the battles in this section of the country. His every thought was of and for his country and one of his last requests was that his Confederate badge and medal of honor be placed upon his breast in his final sleep.
About 58 years ago he was married to Miss Catherine MUNSEY of Giles County who preceded him to the grave about 18 months ago at the age of 85 years. To this union were born 10 children, t5 of whom survive. They are F.M. THOMPSON of Pulaski County; J.W. THOMPSON of Athens W. Va.; Mrs. Addie THOMPSON, Hanna THOMPSON of Alberta Canada; Mrs. H.B. SHUFFLEBARGER of Bastian, Va.; Mrs. O.O. KARNES of Princeton, W. Va. He is also survived by 29 grand children and 28 great grand children. There is one brother, George THOMPSON of Buena Vista, Va. And one sister Mrs. Mollie GROSECLOSE of Kansas City.
It was about ten years ago that Mr. and Mrs. THOMPSON came to the home of their son to spend the evening of their lives where every comfort was provided them in their last days.
The deceased united with the Methodist Church in his early life. He was honored and respected by all who knew him and leaves behind a host of friends who learn of his death with exceeding regret.

August 9, 1923

THOMPSON

Debra

Lynn

CRESS

PULASKI -Debra Lynn Cress Thompson, 52, of Pulaski passed away Thursday, June 10, 2004.
Born Feb. 3, 1952, she is the late daughter of Tina Bryant Mikels and the late William Ray Cress.
She was survived by her son, Aaron Granville Thompson, Pulaski; daughter, Tina Shatan "Baby Girl" Thompson, Pulaski; three grandchildren, Harley Joe Thompson, Asher Scott Thompson, and Ashley Owen; mother Tina Bryant Mikels, Dublin; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, with Pastor Randall Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow at Cox Family Cemetery, Pulaski County.
The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski.
Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, is handling the arrangements for the family.

June 10, 2004

THOMPSON

Dixie

 

COOPER

PULASKI – Dixie L. Cooper Thompson, 95, of Pulaski, and formerly of Seattle, Wa. died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004 in the Pulaski Health and Rehab Center. She was born in Russell, Ky. on Sept. 20, 1908 and was the daughter of the late Farish H. Cooper and Anna Haucke Cooper. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Fred A. Thompson and Willard R. Thompson and by a daughter, Helen T. Gilpin. She was a retired employee with 25 years of service with the Department of Immigration and Naturalization. Mrs. Thompson will be cremated and her cremains will be buried in Acacia Mausoleum, Bothell, Wa. Surviving are: her sons, Frederick J. Thompson, Baltimore, Md., Carroll E. Thompson, Pulaski, Herman W. Thompson, Panama City Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

Sept. 19, 2004

THOMPSON

E.

H.

 

Saturday December 18, 1920
Mrs. L.W. Brown went to Bluefield Sunday evening in response to a message received telling her of the serious accident and fatal injuries which her brother in law Dr. E.H. Thompson died at 9:20 Tuesday night. Mrs. Brown remained for the burial, Mrs. Effie Brown also attended the burial which took place Thursday.
*1920 census, West Virginia Mercer, Bluefield, Dr. Hubert E. Thompson (46), Julia E. (42 born in Virginia), Harriet D. (10), Harold (8).

December 14, 1920

THOMPSON

Edith

 

RASNAKE

Edith Rasnake Thompson, age 78 of Radford, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2003 at New River Valley Medical Center. She was a member of the Radford Christian Church for 53 years. She was preceded in death by her parents William Stafford and Lilly Kiser Rasnake and husband James Seldon Thompson, Sr., sister, Ruth Booth, two brothers, Silas M. Rasnake and Paul Rasnake.
Survivors include two sons, James Thompson, Jr. of Dublin, William J. Thompson of Radford; two grandchildren; one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at Radford Christian Church with Rev. Andrew Woodward officiating. Interment will follow in the West View Cemetery in Radford. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

Aug. 11, 2003

THOMPSON

Ernest

Wilson

 

Sunday September 10, 1972
Ernest Wilson Thompson, 54, of Columbia, S.C., died Friday afternoon at his home.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margie Miller Thompson; one son, Michael Thompson; and one daughter Patricia Ann Thompson, both of Columbia, S.C.; one brother, Ralph G. Thompson and one sister Mrs. J.G. Isley, both of Burlington, N.C.
The funeral will be held at 2 pm Monday from Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Henry J. Holt Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

September 8, 1972

THOMPSON

Fredrick

Warren

 

PULASKI * Born at home on April 22, 1922 in Nemours, W. Va. to the late Fred Ernest and Florence McMillan Thompson, Fredrick Warren Thompson, Sr. was the oldest of five children. At the age of 20, he was scheduled to report for major league baseball team training for the Washington Senators, but was delayed by the United States Army draft on Nov. 6, 1942. After 16 weeks of basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga., he was transferred to Camp Shango, Pa. for infantry training, then on to New York by truck where he joined an ocean convoy bound for the Mediterranean, and the United States invasion of Northern Africa of Nov. 8, 1943. “Lots of bombing by the Germans while we marched on foot from Saint Cloud Mountain to Oran, Africa”, he remembered. On July 10, 1943, the Allied troops invaded Sicily where he received 88 mm artillery shrapnel in the hip which caused him to be sent back to Tunis at Bizirti Lakefield Hospital for 30 days to heal. After which, he returned to Sicily for a brief occupation. By this time his outfit had gained recognition as a “can do” unit for this Mediterranean Assault. It was the “lst. Combat Infantry Division” (BIG RED ONE), 1st Battalion, Company A, 16th Regiment. They were sent to England to heal up for a while, since most of the infantrymen were sick from jaundice, sores, and boils. There they secretly trained with the allied troops for 8 months at Lime Regis on the coast of England for the big beach invasion that would change the world. At dawn, on June 6, 1944, the Normandy Invasion began. Technical Sergeant 1st Class Fred Thompson was in the “First Wave” to hit the sand at Omaha Beach. He rode in a LCVP, one of 6 boats assigned to the “Easy Red Section”. Wallace Woodyard of Pulaski, Va. captained one of those very boats, and they remain friends for life. “The Big Red One” fought across France, Belgium, and into Germany. Fred was wounded again in Stoleburg, Germany, and after two weeks in the hospital, he joined the front at the Ziegfried Line. He fought through Cologne, crossed the Rhine River and into the Hurtigan Forest. It was on Nov. 27, 1944 that Fred received his final, and most grievous wound. Patched up temporarily, and sent by ambulance back to Paris, he had to wait as planes became available. Finally a C-47 took him to England. As the Battle of the Bulge began, Fred was in the air coming back to his beloved United States. Arriving in New York, he was transferred to McGuire General Hospital in Richmond, Va. where he spent the next year, and the War’s end. A second year was spent at Oliver General Hospital in Augusta, Ga. There he underwent six operations, and numerous procedures in order to try to save his arm. It was there that he met Captain Florence Laughter, a army nurse which had served the army in the “European Theater”. She helped nurse him back to health. Honorably discharged as Technical Sergeant 1st Class from the United States Army, and released from the hospital on June 2, 1947, Fred returned to his hometown, where, with the help of his Dad, he built a house. Then on Sept. 28, 1947 he married Florence, and they spent 56 wonderful years together at 1000 Peppers Ferry Road, Pulaski, Va. until her death this past spring, now they are together forever more. Due to his injuries he would never realize his dream of playing pro ball, but he lived a full life. Raising two fine boys, retiring from Radford Army Ammunition Plant and attending every ball game at Calfee Park that he could. Not only his wife and parents preceded Fred W. Thompson in death, but also two sisters, Delorise “Sister” Hale, and Gloria T. Sutherland. Yet he is survived by his two sons, Frederick Warren Thompson, Jr. and Ruby of Pendleton, N.C., and Danny R. Thompson and his wife Kathleen of Kenai, Alaska; one grandson Richard D. Thompson of Soldotna, Alaska; two sisters, Loretta Cloe Thompson of Pulaski and Ramona T. O’Dell, her husband Pat, and their three children, Katana, Breon and Travana of Pulaski. A special niece, Michele S. Edmonds of Pulaski; two first cousins Joy Backus of Scranton, Pa., and Evelyn Rhodes of Fairchance, Pa. A host of loving North Carolina relatives: Alta Fowler and son David and family of Horse Shoe; Floss Nelson and daughters Debbie, Michelle, and son Eric of Hendersonville; Roy Laughter and wife Betty with daughters Angie, Tammy, Robin and their families of Hendersonville, and the late John Laughter and deceased wife Ruby and their family Rebecca, Johnnie, Mylinda, and Sharon and their families of the Greensboro area. Fred also has numerous relatives in the Giles County, Va. area. Fred W. Thompson Sr. was a “Soldier for Freedom”, a very decorated American hero that carried his war wounds his entire adult life, a loving husband, a good father, and a friend to many. His family will miss him, as well as his friends at the American Legion and VFW, and members of the Memorial Baptist Church and the faithful fans at Calfee Park. The family wants to thank Dr. Kaatz for his warm and personal healthcare, as well as the home caregivers Cindy Dowdy and daughter Casey, and Nina Lane. And please, thank all war veterans for what they sacrificed for all Americans. The family request no flowers are sent, instead a donation to Hospice, or a charity of your choice. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from Memorial Baptist Church, Pulaski with Pastor David Lones officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski, with full military honors. Visiting will be Friday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

Nov. 11, 2004

THOMPSON

George

Andrew

 

Monday November 6, 1972
George Andrew Thompson, 43, of Pulaski County, died early Sunday morning at his home.
Born in Bland county, February 4, 1929, he was the son of the late Hatcher Giles Thompson and Mrs. Virginia Gray Thompson.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Agnes Mayberry Thompson; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Kennedy and Miss Cynthia Thompson, Pulaski, and Miss Cathleen Thompson, Newbern; six brothers, Emory Boyd, John W., Robert Lee, and Howard Richard Thompson, Pulaski, Raymond Wagner Thompson, Dublin, and Everett Watson Thompson, Richmond
The funeral will be held at 2 pm Tuesday from the Strickler’s Pulaski Chapel with the Rev. T.H. Turpin officiating. Burial will follow in the Bland Cemetery, Bland County.
Friends may call at Strickler’s Funeral Home in Pulaski.

November 5, 1972

THOMPSON

Helen

Louise

BAUERSACHS

PULASKI – Helen Louise Bauersachs Thompson, 79, of Pulaski, and formerly of Columbia, Md., died Sunday night, Nov. 20, 2005 at her home. She was born in Pinckneyville, Ill. on Sept. 24, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Walter G. Bauersachs and Mable Alexander Bauersachs. Surviving are: her husband, Carroll E. Thompson; three daughters and sons-in-law; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister; one brother. Mrs. Thompson will be cremated and her cremains will be buried in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, Va. at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 554, Roanoke, Va. 24013 or to the Gentle Shepherd Hospice, 4005 Electric Road, Suite 202, Roanoke, Va. 24014-4135. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

Nov. 20, 2005

THOMPSON

James

T.

 

Tuesday June 4, 1963
James T. Thompson, 36, died May 31 on his job at Fairlawn.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Daisy Thompson, High Point, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Reba Litton, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Myrtle Burney, Youngstown, Ohio; and one brother William Thompson, New River.
Funeral will be held Wednesday at 4 pm from First Baptist church, New River, with the Rev. Dudley Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the New River Cemetery.
The body will be taken from Claytor Funeral Home Radford to the church Wednesday at 3 pm.

May 31, 1963

THOMPSON

John

Wesley

 

Friday July 26, 1940
Funeral services for John Wesley Thompson, 68, who died last night will be held from the home at 2 o’clock tomorrow, with burial at Ray’s graveyard. The Rev. W.W. Arrowood. Of the First Presbyterian church will be in charge.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertie L. Thompson, and four sons, T.R., W.M., M.E., and J.L. Thompson all of Pulaski. A sister, Mrs. James Slate of Austinville, and two brothers, S.C. Thompson of Parkersburg, W.Va., and R.P. Thompson of Portsmouth, also survive.

July 25, 1940

THOMPSON

 

 

 

Monday July 24, 1944
Mrs. T.T. Thompson, 62, formerly of Max Meadows, died Sunday morning in Gallenger hospital, Washington DC.
She is survived by one son, Leonard Thompson, Max Meadows, and a daughter, Mrs. Leah Dean, of Washington DC.
The body will arrive in Pulaski this afternoon at 4 pm. It will remain at the Vaughan-Guynn funeral home until 1 pm Tuesday at which time it will be taken to the Brick church near Poplar camp for services at 2 pm. Interment will be at Sander’s cemetery.

July 23, 1944

THOMPSON

Loretta

Cloe

 

PULASKI - Loretta Cloe Thompson, 79, peacefully left her home in Pulaski to be with her Lord Jesus on Saturday, Jan 28, 2006. Born Jan 25, 1927 in Nemours WVA, she spent most of her adult life in studying and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. With Bible in hand and the Word in her mouth, she drove a cab for several years here in Pulaski, and became known as "The Preacher Woman". It was during a prayer-a-thon in the 1970's at the Pulaski Church of God on Bobwhite Blvd., where she was a member, that her gift of intercessory prayer became public. The minister there at that time witnessed her logged hour turned into 12 hours of continuous prayer on her knees at the alter: "She never prayed the same thing twice," he stated from the pulpit the following Sunday. Even after she became home bound in a wheelchair, she continued to speak The Word to every living creature that crossed her threshold, and every phone call, even wrong numbers, became a ministry for Jesus. By no means "a saint", for she, like us all, had her faults, but all who called upon her for prayer will certainly miss that "knowing feeling" that when she "came boldly before the throne of grace" with our petitions she was heard, and answered. She was preceded in death to Life by her daughter Jeanie Paulette Ratcliffe; her parents Fred E. and Florence M. Thompson; sisters Deloris T. Hale and Gloria T. Sutherland, and brother Fredrick W. Thompson. This side of glory remains her sister Ramona T. O'Dell; nephews Fredrick, Danny and Breon; nieces Katana, Travana and Michele; great-nephews Richard and Jared, and great-niece Kara. The family would like to say a special thanks to Eva Davis for her continued love and care of her during her final stay at home. She donated her body to science hoping to do one last good for those left here, so no memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers and cards please make donations to Hospice.

Jan 28, 2006

THOMPSON

Mabel

 

 

BELSPRING - Mabel Snyder Thompson, 84, a lifelong resident of her home in Belspring, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2006. She was retired as Postmaster at the Belspring Post Office and a member of the Fairlawn Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erroll Walker Thompson and her sister, Mary Ann Akers Payne. Survivors include three sons, William Thompson of Belspring, Michael E. Thompson of Troutville, and Larry W. Thompson of Newport News; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 16, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Belspring United Methodist Church with Rev. Frankie Graham officiating and with family words from Charlene Thompson. Interment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

June 13, 2006

THOMPSON

Mary

Louise

 

CHANDLER, ARIZ. – Mary Louise Thompson passed through the hall of death at Archstone Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chandler, Ariz. May 2, 2006. She was born Jan. 5, 1921. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew Purcell Thompson and son, Thomas Clinton Thompson. Louise is survived by: son Ronald Thompson, Dale City, Va.; daughter, Anita Thompson, Durham, N. C.; son, Danny Thompson, Sun Lakes, Ariz., son, Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Columbia, Md.; sister, Catherine Clark, New River, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. Viewing will be held Sunday, May 7, 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to funeral service at 2 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, New River, Va. The family is requesting, in lieu of flowers, that donations be sent to First Missionary Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 90, New River, Va. 24129. Penn’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

May 2, 2006

THOMPSON

Osie

Arlee

HAGEE

ROCKY MOUNT – Osie Arlee Hagee Thompson, 93, of Rocky Mount, and formerly of Pulaski, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 at Fork Mountain Rest Home, Rocky Mount. Born in Wythe County on June 29, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Basey Hagee and Lillie McAllister Hagee Creger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Buford Thompson, Sr.; brother, Lawrence Hagee; half sister, Laura Creger LaBrecque; half brother, DeWitt Creger; and one great-grandson. She is survived by sons, Charles B. Thompson, Jr., Coatsville, Pa., and Stephen K. Thompson, Dallas, Texas; daughters, Gerri T. Andrews, Roanoke, Eleanor T. Meredith, Rocky Mount, Yvonne T. Grey, Florence, S.C., Susan T. Chumbley, Summerfield, N.C.; one half brother, Claude Harley Creger, Narrows; she is also survived by 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Thompson was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and was instrumental in the establishment of both Trinity Baptist Church and New Hope Baptist Church, all of Pulaski. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Memorial Fund of New Hope Baptist Church, c/o Louise Rutherford, Treas., 5684 Alum Spring Road, Pulaski, Va. 24301. A memorial service will be conducted from New Hope Baptist Church 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2005. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount.

Dec. 5, 2004

THOMPSON

Phyllis

Maxine

VARNER

LAKE CHARLES, LA. * Phyllis Maxine "Betty" Thompson, 88, of Lake Charles, La. formerly of Glyn Lyn and Dublin died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003 in an Oakdale, La. hospital. Born Sept. 27, 1915 she was the daughter of the late Jonathan and Nancie Lee Johnston Varner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennet E. Thompson, a son, Billie Ben Thompson, a brother, Samuel Harry Varner and a sister, Virginia St. Clair. Survivors are: her son, Jo-John Thompson and wife of Lake Charles, La.; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. A gravesite service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Elgood Cemetery at Elgood, W. Va. with Rev. David Damewood officiating. Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton was in charge of the arrangements.

Nov. 4, 2003

THOMPSON

Robert

Ray

 

Monday September 25, 1972
Robert Ray Thompson, 51, of Dublin, died Saturday. Born in Buck Community, Summer County, W.Va., October 23, 1920, he was the son of the late James C. Thompson and Mrs. Minnie Campbell Thompson.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pauline S. Thompson; one son, Roy Wayne Thompson, Dublin; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Firth, Hinton, W.Va., Mrs. Ruth Lemon, True, W.Va., Mrs. Pearl Mann, Red Sulphur Springs, W.Va.; four brothers William Lee Thompson, Hinton, W.Va., Russell Skaggs Thompson, Peoria, Ill., Henry Otis Thompson, Hinton, W.Va., and Cecil Edward Thompson, Detroit, Mich.
The funeral will be held at 2 pm Tuesday from the Dublin Baptist Church with the Rev. James Whitworth officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.
The body will be taken to the church one hour before service. Friends may call at Strickler’s Funeral Home in Dublin at any time after 12 today.

September 23, 1972

THOMPSON

Sherman

Lee

 

Sherman Lee Thompson, Jr., age 81 of Shady Grove, New Florence, PA died Sunday August 6, 2006 at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indian, PA. He was born August 29, 1924 in Pulaski, Virginia and was the son of the late Sherman Lee Thompson, Sr. and Lula Mae Guynn Thompson Hendricks. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in W.W.II, and the Korean War, was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Pittsburg, PA, a member of the Blue Lodge of Masons Chillicothe, Ohio, member of the Royal Arch Chapter, New Castle, PA, and was a 32 degree Mason, New Castle, PA, an active member of the Chapel of Hope Church in Blacklick, PA. Sherman was a kind and gentle person, always willing to do for others. He is survived by his lovely wife, Dorothy Jane Hill Thompson; a son; Randy Lee Thompson and his wife, Jo Ann of Richmond, Va.: three step-daughters; Mary Jane Jones Kramer and her husband Brian of Honolulu, Hawaii, Tracy Jones Todorick and her husband Doug of Stoystown, PA, Tina Jones Olliver and her husband Larry, Jr. of New Florence, PA: two step-sons; John William Jones of Seward, PA, and Charles Jones of Blainsville, PA: one sister; Alberta Ayers Bower of Pulaski: one brother; Lilburn OwenBud Thompson and his wife Joyce Gallimore of Pulaski: Also survived by two granddaughters, eight step-grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren and several neices and nephews. The family received friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday August 8 and 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday August 9 a the Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home in Armagh, PA. The family also received friends from 1 - 11 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Hope Church in Blacklick, PA where the Rev. Gerald D. Mershimer officiated. Interment followed in the Penn View Mt. Tabor Cemetery in New Florence, PA with full military honors conducted byThe Dedicated Old Veterans of the New Florence Area, New Florence, PA. Obituary courtesy of Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.

August 6, 2006

THORNTON

Dora

O.

QUESENBERRY

Transcribed by Pam Jones
Thursday, March 1, 1962
Mrs. Dora QUESENBERRY THORNTON, 70 died at Pulaski Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Pulaski County, the daughter of the late John R. QUESENBERRY and Louisa NUNN QUESENBERRY, she is survived by her husband, Alfred Terry THORNTON; two sons Vernon L. THORNTON and George R. THORNTON both of Pulaski; two daughters, Mrs. Calvin C. HALL and Mrs. Reba Ethel GILL both of Fairfax; one brother, Arthur L. QUESENBERRY; Draper; one sister, Mrs. Elbert DUNAGAN, Pulaski and 15 grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p. m. from the Aldersgate Methodist Church, with the Rev. Neil McKinnon officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
The body will remain at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home until one hour before the service.

 

THORNTON

Lucy

Cindy

 

Thursday September 13, 1962
Funeral service for Mrs. Lucy Cindy Thornton, 87, who died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey East, Newbern, will be held Friday at 2 pm from the Newbern Church of God, conduced by the Rev. Elmer Shelton with burial in the Newbern Cemetery.
The body will remain at Strickler’s Funeral Home until one hour before the service.

September 12, 1962

THORNTON

Mary

Isabel

 

MANASSAS, VA. * Mary Isabel Thornton, age 81 of Manassas, Va. formerly of Pulaski, died on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004 at Annaburg Manor in Manassas. Mrs. Thornton lived in Pulaski for over 35 years before moving to the Manassas area in 1984. While in Pulaski she was a Sunday school teacher at Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church and she also worked at Wallace's women's dress shop. In Manassas she was active in the New Life Community Church. She used to work at Sassafras. Mary and her husband, Vernon were members of Gideons International since 1969. She is survived by: her husband, of 66 years Vernon Thornton of Manassas; son, Terry and June Thornton of Manassas; sister, Ruth Roop of Elizabethian, Tenn.; grandsons, Gary Thornton, Chris Thornton and Jeff Thornton; great granddaughter, Samantha Thornton. Mary is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Lee Funeral home, 8521 Sudley Road, Manassas. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. at Lee Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria. A reception will be held for family and friends at the New Life Community Church Ministry Center, 9510 Technology Drive (703) 368-2011 at 3 p.m.

Jan. 25, 2004

THORNTON

William

 

 

Wednesday, January 01, 1919
Our town was grieved yesterday when a dispatch came from Roanoke that William THORNTON was dead. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. C. THORNTON, borned and reared here. For several years he has been in the commercial business, drumming for different houses in West Virginia and in Roanoke. He has been living in Roanoke for a few years. He has one brother, R. J. THORNTON, in Roanoke. He leaves several sisters, Mrs. Bettie TIPTON the only one of them living here. The family burial ground is here but he is to be buried in Roanoke. He leaves a wife and several children. Will was always a good boy. He died with consumption, a disease I suppose his friends never thought about his ever having. After he left home he came back regularly to visit his parents and his people. He was here on a visit during this past fall.

 

THORNTON

William

Gordon

 

Wednesday August 21, 1940
William Gordon Thornton, 48, died at Pulaski hospital yesterday following a weeks illness. He is survived by his mother, father, widow, and seven children in addition to two brothers and two sisters. Funeral arrangements are being held up pending arrival of a son who is in the navy.

August 20, 1940

THREATT

Russell

Brandon

 

Mr. Russell Brandon Threatt, 68, of Clemmons formerly of Radford, passed away Wednesday morning Sept. 21, 2005 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born May 7, 1937 in Adams, TN to Mannie and Bessie Myers Threatt. Mr. Threatt served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years and retired from Bell Atlantic in 1992 with 35 years service. He was the beloved husband of Shirley Threatt for 48 years; father of Donna L. Turpin and Sheri D. Price; brother of Paul Threatt; one grandson. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday Sept. 23 in Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Chaplain Randy Hillman officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Sept. 21, 2005

THURBER

Aidren

 

POOLE

Aidren Poole Thurber, 91, of Pulaski died Tuesday, April 13, 2004 in the Riverview Nursing Home, Rich Creek, VA. She was born on May 17, 1913 in Miniford, Ohio and was the daughter of the late Jonathan Poole and Gertrude Dever Poole. Mrs. Thurber was the widow of Herbert Ramus Thurber. She was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. She was a member of the Pulaski Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law Jean Macy and Edwin E. Lafon, Pulaski; son Glenn Thurber, Washington State; brother Joseph R. Poole, Fredricktown, OH; grandson and wife William F. and Mary K. Macy, Brunswick, GA; great-grandsons Matthew Tyler Macy and Jonathan David Macy, both of Brunswick, GA; three sisters-in-law. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. from Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials be made to the Herbert R. Thurber Community Services Center, 501 Sligo Avenue, Silver Springs, MD 20910.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.

April 13, 2004

TIBBS

James

Edward

 

WYTHEVILLE – James Edward Tibbs, age 64, of Wytheville, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2005 in the Wythe County Community Hospital. He was born in Pulaski County, son of the late Lee and Effie Funk Tibbs. He was retired from Bogle Tire Company, a former member of the National Tire Dealer Association and a member of the Wytheville Moose Lodge. James was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Surviving are: his loving wife of 42 years, Wanda Hagy Tibbs; children, Jeffery Tibbs of Atlanta, Ga., Mark Tibbs, Melanie Tibbs both of Wytheville; two grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Kennedy, Oakie Mae Martin both of Pulaski; many special friends and nieces and nephews survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 15, at 2 p.m. in the Barnett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hagy and the Rev. Dennis Whitter officiating. Interment will follow in the West End Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday or at the residence at anytime. Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

June 11, 2005

TICE

Edward

G.

 

Sunday January 8, 1984
Edward G. TICE, a longtime resident of Pulaski, died Thursday in Baltimore, Md.
Surviving are one daughter, Sarah Tice EASTMAN, Baltimore; two brothers, Robert H. TICE, Berwyn, Pa., and Fred E. TICE, Opelika, Ala., and a sister, Mary Tice MAHLA, Seabrook Island, S.C.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 11. at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Pulaski.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Sarah and Edward TICE Scholarship Fund of the Pulaski Music Club, Mrs. L.A. Dunlap, 918 N. Jefferson Ave., Pulaski, 24301, or Christ Episcopal Church, Pulaski.
The Henry W. Jenkins and Sons Co., 490.5 York Road, Baltimore, 21212, is handling arrangements.

January 5, 1984

TICE

Marie

 

 

Tuesday April 7, 1942
Mrs. Marie Lendrum Tice, 84, widow of Frederick C. Tice, and grandmother of Thornton Tice, formerly of Pulaski, died yesterday at her home in Roanoke.
She is survived by three children, Mary Crosby Tice and Frederick Lendrum Tice of Roanoke, and Thornton Tice’s father, Henry Tice of Kingsport.
Funeral service will be held from the residence at 4 pm tomorrow by the Rev. Robert Carter Jett. Burial services, which will be private, will be in the family plot in Evergreen cemetery, Roanoke.

April 6, 1942

TICKLE

Fleta

 

MCCOY

DUBLIN - Fleta McCoy Tickle, 77, of Dublin died Friday, August 18, 2006, at her home on Highland Road. She was born in McCoy, VA on August 5, 1929 to the late Ivan Laverne and Pearl Jane Fagg McCoy. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Judy Tickle Hutchison and Jackie Jo Tickle; two granddaughters, Crystal Gail White and Penny Ann Hinkley; three sisters, Dorothy M. Albert, Clarabell M. Helvey and Betsy J. McCoy; four brothers, Marvin McCoy, Harold McCoy, Carroll McCoy and Russell McCoy. Fleta was a member of the Dublin Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Hubert S. Tickle, of Dublin; four daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce T. and Verne Taylor, of Willis, Janice T. and Roger Sizemore, Juanita T. and Baxter Blevins, Joan T. and Roy Carter, all of Dublin; sister, Rosemary Ellen McCoy, of Dublin; brother and sister-in-law, Larry K. and Yvonne McCoy, of McCoy; eight grandchildren, Cheri Murie, of Allen Park, MI., Connie Shopshear, of Snowville, Cindy Hammond, of Belspring, Foye Hall, of Pulaski, Tracy Blevins, of Floyd, Nicole O'Dell, of Dublin, Roy Carter, Jr., of Dublin and Shannon Mark Carter, of Corpus Christi, TX; seventeen great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews and close dear friends. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, August, 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Dublin Christian Church with Mr. Eddie Callahan officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery, Highland Road, Dublin. Friends may call anytime after 12 noon Sunday, and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr., Blacksburg.

August 18, 2006

TICKLE

Hazel

 

CRAIG

Hazel Craig Tickle, age 91 of 539 Burgis Avenue, Pulaski and the Randolph House Home for Adults, died Thursday morning June 5, 2003 in Pulaski Community Hospital. Born February 12, 1912 in Covington, Va., she was the daughter of the late Annie Quesenberry Craig and Elliott Craig. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her step-father, Samuel Adams and one daughter, Betty Tickle Quesenberry. She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Tickle Worrell of Pulaski: one son; Michael Craig Tickle of Midwest City, Oklahoma, 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Winn officiating. Interment will follow in Thorn Spring Cemetery. Visiting will be anytime Friday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 P.M. Flowers will be accepted, but for those who wish memorial contributions may be made to the Randolph House Home for Adults 921 Randolph Avenue Pulaski, Va. 24301. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski.

June 5, 2003

TICKLE

Jackie

Jo

 

DUBLIN - Jackie Jo Tickle, 48, of Dublin, died Sunday, June 5, 2005 at her home. She was born in Montgomery County on June 24, 1956. She was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Tickle Hutchison. She is survived by her parents, Hubert S. and Fleta McCoy Tickle, Dublin; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce T. and Verne Taylor, Willis, Janice T. and Roger Sizemore, Juanita T. and Baxter Blevins, Joan T. and Roy Carter, all of Dublin; special friend, John Durey, Dublin; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 2:00 pm in the Dublin Christian Church with Mr. Eddie Callahan officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery, Highland Road, Dublin. Friends may call anytime after 12:00 noon Wednesday, and the family will receive friends from 6-8:00 pm at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg.

June 5, 2005

TICKLE

James

Martin W.

 

Friday November 23, 1962
James Martin W. Tickle, 61, died Monday in Sarasota, Fla. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Tickle of Venice, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Judie Gooding of Bradenton, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. Agnes Mabry, Mrs. Eula Mabry, and Mrs. Alma Newcomb all of Belspring; Mrs. Lucille Carrico of Pulaski; and Mrs. Helen Dickens of Caretta, W.Va. Also four brothers, Jesse Tickle of Pulaski; Frank Tickle of Baltimore; Leonard and Alfred Tickle of Dublin; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Rawles Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Warren Ruby. Burial took place in Gulf Pines Memorial Park, Venice, Fla.

November 19, 1962

TICKLE

Linda

 

ROSS

Linda Ross Tickle, age 63, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003 at her home in Marion. She was preceded in death by a son, David Lee Tickle. She is survived by one daughter, Debbie Reynolds, Marion; two sons, Benjamin Tickle, Pulaski, Dan C. Tickle, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Gwen Levitt, Marion; three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 p.m. until the time of the service. Private burial will be held at a later date. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Tickle family.

Oct. 20, 2003

TICKLE

Nancy

 

SHEPHERD

TICKLE, Nancy Shepherd, 87, of Dublin, died Saturday, July 5, 2003 in a Pulaski Hospital. She was the widow of George A. Tickle. Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Snavley of Dublin and Sue Duncan, Radford; one sister, Mildred Snider, Pearisburg; and a half brother, Jim Shepherd, Grundy. Five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2003 at the New Hope Church of God with Rev. T. Michael Bond officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, Pulaski County. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at The DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford.

July 5, 2003

TICKLE

Patricia

 

GOFORTH

HILLSVILLE — Patricia Goforth Tickle, age 62 of Hillsville passed away Friday May 6, 2005 at Twin County Regional Hospital. Ms. Tickle was a retired teacher from the Carroll County School System, a member of the Blue Ridge Country Club Ladies Golf Association and a member of Blue Ridge Lanes Monday Night Ladies Bowling League. She is survived by sons & daughters-in-law David & Susie Tickle and Mark & Denise Tickle both of Winston Salem, NC; daughter & son-in-law Susan & Randy Patton of Wytheville; six grandchildren Dean Tickle, Sydney Tickle, Lauren Tickle, Ashlyn Tickle, Daniel Patton and Isaac Patton; and brother Eddie Goforth of Moscow, Idaho. Funeral services will be Monday, May 9, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. at the Dublin United Methodist Church. Pastor Bobby Lorton will officiate. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel in Hillsville. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society 9 East Church Avenue Roanoke, VA 24011.

May 6, 2005

TICKLE

Ruby

 

WINDLE

DRAPER – Ruby Windle Tickle, age 86, beloved wife, mother, and friend, departed this life on Jan. 29, 2006, at Pulaski Community Hospital after a brief illness. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior and her beloved husband, James “Phip” Tickle, Sr., and her wonderful son, James “Jimmy” Tickle. Ruby was a lifelong resident of Draper and member of the Draper Valley Baptist Church. She was dedicated to her family, to her church, and to her many friends. She was the daughter of the late William Floyd Windle and Bessie Jones Windle. Preceding her in death were her brothers, John Windle and Earnest Clyde Windle; her sisters, Virginia Cook, Nannie Quesenberry, Maggie Underwood, and Ruth Akers. Ruby was a long time employee of Pulaski Apparel and Lee Jeans and had served as a volunteer at Pulaski Community Hospital. Left with many beautiful memories are her children and spouses, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all those who knew her as “Granny Tickle”. Her children are Johnny and Ruby Tickle, Draper; Jerry and Linda Tickle, Morris, Mn. and Bessie Tickle, Draper. Grandchildren and spouses include Chris and Lynne Tickle, Richmond; Kelly and Jeff DeWitt, Roseville, Mn.; Daphne and Lee LaFleur, Draper; Derek and Kim Tickle, Dublin; Jeffrey Tickle, St. Paul, Mn; Julie Tickle, St. Paul, Mn., and BethanyTickle, Morris, Mn. Great-grandchildren are Philip and Pierce Tickle, Richmond; Kayla and Matthew DeWitt, Roseville, Mn. and Joshua Tickle, Dublin. Grandchildren by devotion include Jennifer Bolling, Angela Hill, Joey and Bradley Rigney, and Ryan McCollum. Also surviving are her sister-in-law Frances Windle, and numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly. Although she loved the beauty of flowers, she would appreciate memorial donations in her honor to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 1131, Fairfax, Virginia 22038-1131 or the Draper Valley Baptist Church, 3200 Lee Highway, Draper, Va. 24324. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Draper Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Wilford Overton officiating. Burial will follow in the Draper Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Pulaski County. Visiting will be Wednesday evening from the Draper Valley Baptist Church where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

Jan. 29, 2006

TILLER

Alice

 

ALLEY

COUNCIL, VA. – Mrs. Alice Alley Tiller, age 63, of Council, Va., passed away Sunday morning Oct. 10, 2004 at her home. Born Sept. 3, 1941 in Cucumber, W. Va. she was a daughter of the late George Washington and Alexis Rose Alley. She had spent most of her life in the area and was a member of the Hurricane Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Barry Paul Tiller, one son, Randall Paul Tiller, one daughter, Joyce Ann Tiller, one grandson, Randall Paul Tiller, Jr., one brother, Henry Alley, and three sisters, Stella Adams, Nancy Hess, and Daisy Rose. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Jean Elswick and her husband, Teddy of Council, Va., Teresa Lynn Tiller and her friend, Brenda Coleman of Pulaski, Va., Melissa Carolina Neece of Council, Va.; one son, Edward Barney Tiller and his wife, Penny of Council, Va.; two sisters, Betty Horton of Hillsville, Va. and Helen Alley of Martinsville, Va.; three brothers, Paul Alley of Martinsville, Va., James Alley of Hillsville, Va., and George Alley of Md.; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Va. with Pastor Carl Burmeier officiating. Interment will follow in Frank Smith Cemetery on Big A Mountain, Va. Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Monday.

Oct. 10, 2004

TILLEY

Evelyn

Eleanor

RATCLIFF

PULASKI – Evelyn Eleanor Ratliff Tilley, 90, departed this life on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 at Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Dublin. Born in Roanoke, Virginia on Jan. 14, 1914, she is the daughter of the late Robert Lee Ratliff and Laura Sparks Ratliff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Ray Tilley; a brother, Robert Lee Ratliff, Jr.; and a sister, Lena Ratliff Kelly. Survivors left to cherish her memory include a devoted daughter, Dreama D. Cox of Pulaski; a son and his wife, David Michael and Cheryl Hash Tilley of Claytor Lake, Dublin; grandchildren Randall James Weatherford of Lynn, Massachusetts; Shelly M. Weatherford of Claremont, North Carolina; Michael B. Tilley and Matthew C. Tilley, both of Claytor Lake, Dublin; and a great grandson, Jarrod Weatherford of Claremont, North Carolina. Also missing her greatly is her ten year-old canine best friend, Reebok, who could always make her smile. Mrs. Tilley worked for several years as office manager of Tilley Paint Company, and was later employed to care for residents of Randolph House. A long-time member of First Baptist Church of Pulaski, she was active in the Pulaski Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary, and a member of the Pulaski Business and Professional Women’s Club. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30 on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005 at Stevens Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service and interment at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The service will be conducted by Pastor Dwight Haynes of Trinity Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 4008 Robinson Tract Road, Pulaski, Va. 24301. Arrangements are being handled by Stevens Funeral Home.

Jan. 13, 2005

TIPPETT

Haven

 

 

Wednesday August 21, 1940
Haven Tippett, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tippett, died Wednesday night at University hospital, Charlottesville. Funeral serviced will be conducted at the home Saturday at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

August 21, 1940

TIPPIN

Rosalie

 

KEATING

WICHITA, KS - Rosalie Keating Tippin, age 80, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004. She was a lifelong resident of Wichita, KS, receiving a degree in home economics from Wichita University, and marrying Dr. E.E. Tippin, Jr. Rosie was a mother, homemaker and travel agent. She was a lifelong Presbyterian, a member of the DAR, the St. Francis Hospital Medical Auxiliary, a 50 year, third-generation member of P.E.O. and a volunteer with a host of local charities. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, and her son-in-law Johnie Webster of Pulaski, VA. Rosie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Dr. Steve and Nancy Tippin of Ft. Collins, CO; daughters and sons-in-law Jan and Dr. Christopher Deister of Beaver Creek, OH and Kristy and Tom Martin of Wichita, KS; daughter Kim Webster of Pulaski; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Memorial is suggested by the family to Trinity Academy, 12345 E. 21st St. N., Wichita, KS 67226.

July 7, 2004

TIPTON

Patsy

Lucile

HOWARD

Saturday October 23, 1920 (partial transcription)
Mrs. Patsy Lucile Tipton, wife of Attorney W.S. Tipton, died Thursday about six o’clock following an illness of about one year due to a complication. The funeral service was conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the family residence at Hillsville, interment bring made in the Hillsville cemetery, and was largely attended, an attestation of the great regard borne for her throughout the community in which so much of her life was spent.
The deceased was a Miss Howard, of Floyd County, prior to her marriage to Mr. Tipton. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. E.M. Chitwood of Austinville; and three sons, Dr. J.W. Tipton of Dublin, Attorney J.S. Tipton of Pulaski, and John S. Tipton, student at the Virginia Medical College, Richmond. There are also several brothers and sisters.

October 21, 1920

TODD

Jacob

 

 

BLUEFIELD, W. VA. - Jacob Todd of Bluefield, W. Va. formerly of Dublin, Va. died on Aug. 30, 2006 at the age of 83. The son of the late Jacob Gilmore Todd, Sr. and Evelyn Todd Miller, he was born in Bluefield, W. Va. on Jan. 28, 1924. Jake is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Walter G. Todd (Buddy). He leaves to cherish his memory, one sister, Brenda Eaves, Bluefield, W. Va.; six daughters, Evelyn Kaye Calfee, San Diego, Calif., Sandra Lynn Rollins, Dublin, Carolyn Faye Brown, Pulaski, Pamela Dawn Smith, and Alpha Sherry Stewart, Dublin, Mary Todd Allen, High Point, N.C.; one son, Walter Gilmore Todd, Sr., San Diego, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at Richardson Funeral Home, 910 Bland Street, Bluefield, W. Va. at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the church at 11 a.m. Family visitation will begin at 12 noon. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Bluewell. Send all condolences to Sandra Todd Rollins, 124 West Avenue, Dublin, Va. 24084. Richardson Funeral Home of Bluefield is in charge of the arrangements.

Aug. 30, 2006

TOLBERT

George

Porter

 

Monday December 7, 1964
George Porter Tolbert, 82, died Sunday night at his home, 623 Ridge Ave.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Thompson of Kingsport, Tenn., Mrs. Gladys Randell of Glenallen, and Miss Helen Tolbert of Roanoke; four sons, Leonard Tolbert of California, Guy Tolbert of Richmond, and Daniel and Samuel Tolbert of Pulaski; a step son, Fred Marshall of Hiwassee; a sister Mrs. James Wright of Sylvatus; two brothers, Jim Tolbert of Indiana and Elmer Tolbert of Beartown, W.Va. The body will remain at Strickler’s Funeral Home pending arrangements.

December 6, 1964

TOLBERT

John

S.

 

Tuesday December 5, 1944
John S. TOLBERT, 65, route 2, Pulaski, died this morning at Pulaski Hospital. He is survived by his wife Annie TOLBERT, three daughters Mrs. Emaline COLEMAN, Hillsville; Miss Cennie TOLBERT and Mrs Lillie McFALL, both off Pulaski, four sons, Willie and James of Pulaski, Lewis of Roanoke, and Luther of Galax.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn Methodist church, with the Rev. Harman Bolt in charge. Burial at the Woodlawn cemetery.

December 5, 1944

TOLBERT

Junior

Willie

 

DUBLIN — Junior Willie Tolbert, age 78 of Dublin, died Friday October 15, 2004 at his residence. Born May 21, 1926 in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Elijah “Bill” Washington & Lillie Mae Marshall Tolbert. He was a retired employee of Radford Army Ammunition Plant having worked in the water filtration plant, & was a member of the Atomic Workers Union. He was an avid bee keeper & loved working in his vegetable and flower gardens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Velma Dalton Tolbert, daughter Ada Mae & brothers L.A. & Shelby Tolbert. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Larry D. & Sue Tolbert of Draper; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy & Mike Shaw of Dublin; one brother, Emmett Tolbert of Newbern; two sisters, Ruby Dalton of Newbern, & Thelma Stanton of Stuart, Florida. Also survived by four grandchildren; Velena & her husband R.A. O’Dell of Kernersville, N.C., David & his wife Anita Hungate of Hardie, Va., Michael Baker of Christiansburg, Va., & Christopher Tolbert of Draper. He is also survived by great grandchildren Landon & Afton O’Dell & Jacob and Alyssa Baker. Funeral services will be held Monday October 18, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Phillip Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be held Sunday after 12 Noon at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Carilion Hospice Services, 707 Randolph St. Ste. 251 Radford, Va. 24141. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.

October 15, 2004

TOLBERT

Louis

 

 

Friday May 22, 1942
Louis “Doc” Tolbert died yesterday at a Richmond hospital, according to a message received by his father, G.H. Tolbert, of Woodlawn.
The remains are to be brought to the home of his sister, Mrs. Lois Tolbert on Madison Avenue. Funeral arrangements had not been completed today pending arrival of the body. Burial, however, is planned at Woodlawn.
Survivors include his father and mother, six sisters and three brothers.

May 21, 1942

TOLBERT

Robert

J.

 

Friday July 5, 1968
Robert J. Tolbert, 77, of Rockville, Md. died Thursday in a Bethesda, Md. Hospital.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Iowa M. Tolbert; four daughters, Mrs. Katie Jarrells, Hiwassee; Mrs. Ruby Marshall, Pulaski; Mrs. Elizabeth Curtis, Rockville; Mrs. Dorothy Crowns, Silver Springs, Md.; six sons, Leonard Tolbert, Gaithersburg, Md.; Clinton O. Tolbert, Bland; Archie, David, Donald, and Eddie, all of Rockville; one brother, Danwood Tolbert, Narrows; also 35 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
The funeral will be Sunday at 2 pm from New Dublin Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. William T. DuBose. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The body will remain at Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home until one hour before the service. The family will be at the residence of Mrs. Ruby Marshall, Pulaski.

July 4, 1968

TOLBERT

Shelby

Ray

 

Shelby Ray Tolbert died January 21 at his home in Traverlers Rest, South Carolina. Born May 9, 1939 in Pulaski Co. Va. He was the son of the late Elijah W. and Lillie Mae Marshall Tolbert.   Grandparents were John S. and Letha Ann Norman Tolbert and Abraham C. and Polly Ann Reece Marshall. He was also preceeded in death by a brother L.A. Tolbert.He is survived by his wife Angela Stehr Tolbert and two daughters Sabrina Hyslop and Melissa Bridges. Three Sons Shelby R. Jr., Ricky and Charles Tolbert He is also survived by two brothers: J. W. and Emmett W. Tolbert, two sisters Ruby Dalton and Thelma Stanton.and nine grandchildren. Also numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held at Johnson Funeral home in Traverlers Rest, S.C. on January 25, with burial in Grand View Memorial Gardens.
Shelby served over 22 years in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Sgt. Major. Graveside Military rituals were performed by the honor guard of Fort Gordon , Georgia with a 21 gun salute.

January 21, 2003

TOLBERT

Sidney

Milton

 

DUBLIN - Sidney Milton "Doc" Tolbert, Jr. age 73 of 5063 Charles Drive, Dublin passed away Monday, October 3, 2005. Born January 31, 1932, he was the son of the late Sidney Milton Tolbert, Sr. and Thelma Chapman Tolbert. He retired from the Celanese Plant with 40 years of service. He attended the Newbern Community Christian Church. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served during the Korean Conflict. Surviving are: his wife of 44 years, Kitty Windle Tolbert, Dublin; sons, Dale Windle and wife, Janet Windle, Newport News, Va., Dennis Windle, Parris Island, S.C.; grandchildren, Jennifer Rivera and husband, Dante Rivera, Kevin Windle, Keith Windle and wife, Jordan Windle; great grandchildren, Dante and Devin Rivera; special family members, Carmen and children, Ashley and Brandon; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul Frederick Tolbert and Clara "Happy" Tolbert, Dublin, Jack Douglas Tolbert and Barbara M. Tolbert, Dublin; sister-in-law, Ethel "Bee Gee" Duncan and husband, Gerald, Radford; brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Marie "Betsie" Windle, Draper; brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Marie "Betsie" Windle, Draper; special nieces, Sandy Wyatt, Rhonda Wyatt, Susie Bush, Mary and Ann Tolbert; nephews, Chucky, Steve, Jamie, and Michael Tolbert, Leonard Adams and Mark Adams, Kenneth Wyatt and many more nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday 11 a.m. at the Newbern Community Christian Church with Rev. Ernie Depew officiating. Interment will follow in the Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery where the V.F.W. Post #1184 will conduct full military honors. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

October 3, 2005

TOLER

Leonard

H.

 

Monday May 4, 1942
Leonard H. Toler, 55, cook for the Norfolk and Western maintenance department, died yesterday at his home in Pulaski.
He is survived by his wife, Maude, and foster daughter, Louise. Services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 pm with the Rev. T.G. Howard officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.
Leonard Toler, of Pulaski, passed away Sunday at his residence after several weeks illness. He was born in Dublin and married Miss Maude Warren of Tazewell. Funeral services were held from new Century Methodist church Wednesday at 2 o’clock by the pastor the Rev. T.G Howard of Dublin, the Rev. D.L. Johnson of First Baptist Church, and the Rev. A.S. Mitchell of Bigstone Gap. Mr. Toler was a good faithful church worker, member of the choir, superintendent of the Sunday school for 20 years, worthy citizen of the community, and held in high esteem of both races. His funeral was largely attended by friends from Dublin, Radford, Draper, and Bluefield, W.Va. Surviving are his wife. Mrs. Maude Toler, adopted daughter, Miss Lois Toler of New York. Sisters and bothers, James Toler of Bluefield, W.Va., Howard of Alabama, Lawrence, Miss Viola Toler, and Mrs. Elizabeth Porter of New York.
Attending the funeral form out of town were Mrs. Dollie Harris and sons William and Thomas Warren of Norton; Miss Edmonia Warren of Tazewell, Mrs. Hannah Diggs, Mason Mitchell, Fennissee Trigg, and George Watkins of Bluefield, W.Va.

May 3, 1942

TOMASIE

Doris

 

MCNEIL

Doris McNeil Tomasie, 82, died June 22, 2003 at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash. She was born August 4, 1921 in Maynard, Minn. to Cecelia McCartney and Charles McNeil. She graduated with highest honors from Chippawa County High School in Maynard. She is survived by one son, Squire Tomasie of Bellevue, W.Va. and one daughter, Cheryl Tomasie Fariss, and son-in-law, Bruce L. Fariss, M.D. of Allisonia, Va.; one sister, Lois McNeil Mertz of Tacoma; five grandchildren, Travis Tomasie of Kirkland, now on active duty with the U.S. Army in Ft. Benning, Ga., Henry, Sarah Jane, Caroline, and Adam Fariss, all of Allisonia; and many nieces and nephews in the Pacific Northwest. Doris moved to Tacoma at age 20, where she met and married Geno Tomasie; together they owned and operated Geno's Imported Car Dealership in Lakewood, Wash. for many years during which time Doris was active in many business and civic organizations. Doris was a strong supporter of the PTA and had been a den mother for Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls while her children were young. Doris will be remembered for her great lust for life, sharp wit and caring heart. She adopted countless lost pets during her lifetime, she especially loved cats. She will he buried in the Fariss family cemetery in Allisonia on a hill overlooking the creek where she loved to play with her grandchildren. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.

June 22, 2003

TOSH

Carrie

Lula

GOINES

BARREN SPRINGS — Carrie Lula Goines Tosh, age 69, of Barren Springs, Virginia, passed away Friday, February 11, 2005 at Winston Salem Baptist Hospital. Born April 17, 1935 in Avery, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Frank Leonard Goines and Mamie Wilma Benfield Goines. Her husband, Jimmie Roger Tosh, Sr., son, David Tate, and brother David Goines also preceded her in death. She is survived by sons Johnny Tate of Carroll County and Jimmie Roger Tosh, Jr. of Pulaski; daughter Wanda Sue Fulton of Wytheville, brothers Richard Goines of Lexington, Billy Goines of Barren Springs, Jackie Goines of Austinville, Mack Goines of Max Meadows, and Ted Goines of Max Meadows; sisters Pauline Tate of Highpoint, N.C., Wilma Graveley of Stately, N.C., Nancy Combs of Liberty N.C., and Ruby Hall of Lexington, N.C.; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. A private family graveside service will be held Sunday at Tate Family Cemetery in Carroll County. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling arrangements for the family.

February 11, 2005

TOWNLEY

Cecil

Wagner

 

Sunday February 25, 1962
Cecil Wagner Townley, 59, died Friday evening at Pulaski Hospital.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. M.S. Townley; two daughters, Mrs. Morris Puckett and Miss Beulah Townley, Bland; two sons, Herman and Elmer Townley, Bland; five brothers, Hubert and Jesse Townley, Bland; M.S. Townley, Bastian, James Townley, Pulaski, Alvie Townley, Roanoke; three sisters, Miss Bonnie Townley and Mrs. Sidney Havens, Bland; Mrs. Perry Goldwin, Burkes Gardens; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 pm. The body is at Newberry’s Funeral Home, Bland.

February 23, 1962

TORRES

Clara

 

CHURCH

PULASKI – Clara Church Torres, 91, of 4772 Brookmont Road, Pulaski died Thursday evening, April 27, 2006 in the Pulaski Health and Rehab Center. She was born in Shady Valley, Tenn. on July 29, 1914 and was the daughter of the late Milas Church and Maggie Church. Surviving are: her husband, Ernest Torres, Pulaski; two sons and daughters-in-law, James L. Smith, Jr. and Rosie Smith, Pulaski, Richard M. and Reba Smith, Pulaski; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bruce Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski. Visiting was held Saturday at the funeral home where the family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

April 27, 2006

TRACY

Lala

 

SHEPPARD

Lala Sheppard Tracy, age 88 of Pulaski, died Thursday Jan. 22, 2004 in the Pulaski Community Hospital.
Born Mar. 22, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Helen Sheppard. Her husband, Glenn Tracy; one sister, Gay Lucado; and one brother, Roy Sheppard, also preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir, chairman of the church board, the adult class Sunday School teacher, a member of the PPR committee, and assists with children’s church. She touched the lives of many children as she cared for them in her home for over 40 years.
Surviving are: her daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph (Marie) Fitts, Charleston, S.C., Mr. and Mrs. Archie (Ruth) Brown, San Jose, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Phillip (Wanda) Cruff, Goose Creek, S.C., Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence (Betty) Nuckolls, Willis, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Billy (Inez) Tracy, Pulaski; “adopted daughter”, Kim Nelson; brothers, James Sheppard, Annadale, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Clayton (Bobbie) Sheppard, Springfield, Va.; sisters, Irene Edwards, Colonial Beach, Va., Lena Sheppard, Annadale, Va., Nancy Sheppard, Annadale, Va.; grandchildren, Diane Blocker, Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Nathan Baird, Summerville, S.C., Michael Baird, Murfreesbor, Tenn, Michael and Steven Brown, San Jose, Calif., Brian Cruff, Goose Creek, S.C., Tracy Peploe, Alabaster, Ala., Chanda Tracy, Pulaski; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Judy Yonce and Rev. Lawrence Nuckolls officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends from noon until time of the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church pew fund. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

Jan. 22, 2004

TRAIL

Curtis

Hoover

 

PULASKI - Curtis Hoover Trail, 77, of 424 Elkin Avenue, Pulaski, went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, 2006. He was born in Snowville, Va. on Nov. 6, 1928 and was the son of the late John Trail and Florence Holiday Trail. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Mr. Trail was a retired employee of Lynchburg Foundry, Radford, with 23 years of service. Surviving are: his wife, Mildred Trail, Pulaski; daughters and sons-in-law, Debra Ann and Gary Hunter, Pilot, Va., Connie Lynn and Johnny Flinchum, Pulaski, Dana Marie and Russell Caldwell, Radford; son and daughter-in-law, Curtis Wayne and Susie Trail, Pulaski; sister, Mary Lancaster, Snowville; grandchildren, Holly, Scottie, Anthony, Kevin, Heather, Billy and Samuel; great-grandchildren, Justin, Brittany, Adriauna, Romula and Victoria. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carson Linkous 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 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

Jan. 18, 2006

TRAIL

Kitty

 

LYONS

Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Sunday, March 18, 1962
Mrs. Kitty LYONS TRAIL, 72 of 3820 Ventnor Road, N.E., died Thursday in a Roanoke hospital.
Surviving are her husband, Jerry R TRAIL of Roanoke; two daughters, Mrs. Windred W. LEONARD, Alexandria and Mrs. F.R. SPANGLER, Roanoke; four sons, Guy R., Herman A., and John Robert TRAIL all of Roanoke and Warren S. TRAIL of Roanoke County; one brother, Ward H Lyons of Pulaski, 30 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at Newbern Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert F. Crawford and the Rev. Robert Hawkins. Burial will be in the church cemetery, Pulaski County.
Pallbearers will be Windle and Woodson TRAIL, Archie and Avery LYONS, Joe HOLDERFIELD and John HANCOCK.

March 15, 1962

TRAIL

Nellie

Ivy

 

Sunday June 9, 1963
Mrs. Nellie Ivy Trail, 57, of Hiwassee, died yesterday in the Pulaski hospital.
She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Roy Jerrells, Mrs. Ravie Allison, Mrs. Carl Wright, Mrs. Artie Quesenberry, and Miss Ernestine Trail, all of Hiwassee; three sons, Robert, Raymond, and Rudolph Trail, of Hiwassee; three sisters, Mrs. Jake Marshall, Mrs. Luther Kemp, and Mrs. Jim Chrisley, of Hiwassee; two brothers, Frank Collins of Harve de Grace, Md., and George Collins of Hiwassee.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 pm in the Church of the Brethren at Hiwassee conducted by the Rev. Elmer Shelton. Burial will follow in the Trail cemetery. The body will be removed form Strickler’s Funeral Home Sunday at 2 pm to the residence at Hiwassee to remain until the hour of the service.

June 8, 1963

TRINKLE

William

Sevier

 

Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
January 12, 1923
Simple and impressive services were held Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock for the burial of the remains of the late William S. Trinkle, being conducted from the Wytheville Presbyterian church by the Rev. F. J. Brooke, Jr. The esteem in which the deceased was held was evinced to an extent by the great number who paid tribute to his memory and the floral offerings. The burial ritual of the Masons was read with the commitment of the body to its final resting place in the family square in East Hill Cemetery, the active pall-bearers having been designated from the order. There were representations in attendance from the several fraternal orders of which the deceased was a member. The following account of Mr. Trinkle's life is from the Wytheville Enterprise. William Sevier Trinkle, age 51, prominent businessman and public-spirited citizen of this town died Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock at this home on West Main Street after an illness of more than two weeks. While his death is deplored by the entire county, yet it was no shock to the community. His health has been bad for the past year, and during the last illness, no hope for his recovery has been extended by the physicians in charge since last week.
He is survived by his widow and two children, and by two brothers, Hon. E. Lee Trinkle, Governor of Virginia, and Clarence M. Trinkle, president of the Farmers Bank of Southwest Virginia, all of whom were with him when he died. The deceased was the son of the late Elbert Stephen Trinkle and Lettiee M. S. Trinkle, of this place. He was born in Dublin, Pulaski County, Virginia, on July 31, 1871, but moved to Wytheville with his parents in 1875, since when he has been a resident of Wytheville. He was the second of three sons. Clarence M. Trinkle was the eldest and Governor E. Lee Trinkle the youngest. He married Miss Ethel Knoerr of Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Auguest 26, 1904. Their two children are Norred Trinkle, who is a first year student of Hampton-Sydney College, and Miss Ethel Lee Trinkle of Wytheville. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of his hometown, and belonged to numerous fraternal organizations. He was a member of the Wytheville lodge of Masons; Knights Templar of Marion, Va.; B. P. O. Elks of Pulaski, Va.; the Oakes and the Virginia Club, of Wytheville, and several other organizations in the State. He was also a member of the Wytheville School Board for a number of years and took great interest in his duties. He was an able and active member of the Democratic party.
He was privately engaged in business and farming; was in charge of the estate of Trinkle Brothers, looking after their extensive farming and grazing interests and dealing in export cattle. He was generally regarded as a very able businessman, and leaves an estate valued at or near $250,000.
The people of the community and the county have for many years sought the counsel of the deceased in matters of business and investment and received his best advice free, with the result that he is regarded as one of the biggest-hearted and kindest men the community has afforded. He had a great capacity for friendship, and though well-to-do financially himself, he has always been a friend to the poor.

 

TRIVETT

Roy

 

 

PULASKI - Roy (Pawpaw), age 81, of 1910 Caseknife Road, won his battle with cancer on August 28, 2004 at his home in Pulaski. He was born in Todd, N.C. on April 5, 1923. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-two years, Hayden Christeele Trivett and his parents, Roy Sr. and Julia Trivett and by eight brothers and sisters.
He was a former employee of Radford Army Ammunition Plant, retiring in 1985 after thirty-three years of service. He was a member of the Church God of Prophecy for forty-eight years.
He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Mike and Pam Trivett of Palm Coast, Fla., Sharon and Mike Thomas of Richmond, and Racheal and Doug Branson of Pulaski, grandchildren Matthew Trivett, Rebecca Ratcliffe, Beth Trivett and Greg Branson, a special grandson-in-law Charles Ratcliffe, and his sister, Nora Lee McBride of Hinton, W. Va. He is also survived by two special friends, Bill Stowers and Daniel Campbell as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be greatly missed by "Squeaky", his cat and constant companion.
A special thanks to Adventa Hospice of Salem for their tremendous love and support.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Vicky Akers, Rev. Randall Jones, and Rev. Geary Jonas officiating. Interment will follow at the Hufford Cemetery, Pulaski. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Monday evening at the Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc. Pulaski, Va.

August 28, 2004

TROMBLAY

Sandra

 

MORRIS

Sandra Morris Tromblay, age 56 of Dublin, died Monday morning June 2, 2003 at her residence. Born November 23, 1946, in Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Rigney Morris and Irvin Conduff Morris. Sandra was a member of the Pulaski Pentecostal Holiness Church and a proud member of the Pulaski County Humane Society. She is survived by a daughter Amy Spradling Carter and her husband Jeff of Rocky Mt., Va.: a brother Richard I. Morris of Radford: three grandchildren; Matthew and Timothy Carter, and Kristen Carter: two nephews; Matthew Morris, and Nicholas Morris, his wife Terri and their son Levi: a special aunt Eula R. Vaughan of Pulaski; also survived by special friends; Michele and Bob Adkins of Dublin, Pamn and Dave Davis of Pulaski, Charles “Dink” and Teresa Andrews of Pulaski, Jim “Peanut” Linkous of KY. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Sloss officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visiting will be anytime Wednesday after 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 P.M. Flowers will be accepted, but for those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund Executive Blvd. Suite 1010 Rockville, MD 20852. Online condolences may be sent to the family at seaglefuneralhome@psknet.com Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski.

June 2, 2003

TRUEHEART

Eva

Pauline

HALL

DRAPER - On Saturday, August 7, 2004, God in his infinite wisdom called Eva Pauline Trueheart from labor to reward. She was born May 29, 1914 in Draper, the daughter of the late Charlie Hall and Nellie Slaughter Hall. She was a devoted lifetime member of Slaughter's Chapel United Methodist Church, where she was affectionately known as "Mother" of the church. She served as communion steward and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She attended Pulaski County Public Schools. She was a devoted mother, neighbor and friend. Mrs. Trueheart was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin W. Trueheart, four sons, Rudolph, Lester, Thomas and Billy Jr. Trueheart, one daughter, Nancy Mae Trueheart, brother, Lewis T. Hall, one sister, Alice P. Reed. She leaves to cherish her memory two "devoted" daughters, Eva D. Trueheart, Brenda Jones, Dublin; five sons, Billy Trueheart, Dublin, Garland Trueheart, Pulaski, Joseph Trueheart, Sr., Draper, George Trueheart, Pulaski, Michael Trueheart, Draper; one half-sister, Edith Holmes, Roanoke; seven grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the Randolph Avenue United Methodist Church with the Rev. Leroy Henry officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Slaughter's Chapel United Methodist Church in Draper. Interment will be at Highland Memory Garden, Dublin. Penn's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

August 7, 2004

TRUEHEART

Evan

Watson

 

Friday August 30, 1963
Evan Watson Trueheart, 42, died Monday morning at University hospital in Charlottesville.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eva Hall Trueheart of Draper; five sons, Billy Bishop, Garland W., Joseph L., George L., and Thomas D., all of Draper; one daughter, Eva Dora Trueheart of Draper; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Trueheart, Draper; and two sisters, Mrs. Dora Dean of Philadelphia, and Miss Emma Mae Trueheart of Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow at 2 pm from the Draper Methodist church with the Rev. Bristol Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at the Draper cemetery.
The body will remain at Strickler’s Funeral Home until the hour of the service.

August 26, 1963

TRUEHEART

Mary

Alice

BEVERLY

Mary Alice Beverly “Maudie” Trueheart, age 79, departed this life Mar. 7, 2006 at Pulaski Community Hospital. She was born on Sept. 14, 1926 in Pulaski County. She was the daughter of the late Loraine Beverly Curren and Jordan Lindsey. Mary was a member of First Baptist Church, Magazine Street in Pulaski and attended Slaughter’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Draper. She was a retired employee from Klopman Mills but continued to work at Williamsburg Estates until her death. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Beverly and stepson, Billy Trueheart, Jr. Mary enjoyed life by fishing, spending time with her grandchildren and cooking. Many summer afternoons those passing by would see her just sitting on her front porch, or working in her flowerbeds that she loved so well. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 30 years, Billy Trueheart, Sr., of Dublin; daughter, Mary Ann Edmonds, Pulaski; son, Douglas Beverly, Miami, Fla; two sisters, Hazel Webb and Estelle Crouse of Pulaski; stepdaughters, Claudine McClanahan and Brenda Jones of Dublin; stepson, Michael Trueheart, Draper; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday from 1:30 –2 p.m. at Randolph Avenue United Methodist Church. The service will begin at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Leroy Henry officiating. Penn Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements for the Trueheart family.

Mar. 7, 2006

TUCK

Nathaniel

 

 

PULASKI — Dr. Nathaniel Tuck, a familiar face and name in Pulaski County for many years, died Sunday in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital from complications of a stroke suffered July 29, 2005. He was 53 years old. Tuck was born July 18, 1952 in Roanoke, to Dorothy Sheppard Tuck and the late William Haskins Tuck. He is survived by his wife Barbara Zint Tuck. Following graduation from the National College of Chiropractic of Lombard, Ill. in 1978, Tuck located to Pulaski where he opened his practice on September 17, 1979. Eventually he would be providing Chiropractic care through branch offices from Christiansburg to Galax. Tuck's son, Ray, was so impressed by the gratification and love his father gained through his work, that he chose to enter the profession himself. Ray Tuck said of his father, "After Dad became ill, I worked with his patients for about four months. What touched me more than anything was how many lives he had touched, not only through his practice, but on a personal, individual level. Dad always had time to talk with and listen to his patients, regardless of what they wanted to talk about ... that means a great deal. His dedication to his practice has quite possibly touched the lives of thousands." Tuck's younger son, Ben, also plans to make Chiropractic medicine his career. Tuck was not only known for his active service to his profession as a board member of the National Chiropractic Association and the Virginia Chiropractic Association, he was also involved in his church and community. A member of First Christian Church, he served first as a Deacon and Elder. Tuck was also involved in quiet works of mercy. His pastor, Randy Winn said, "He'll be greatly missed. He was a quiet man, but I don't think he ever met a stranger. He wasn't one to work in the lime-light, he worked behind-the-scenes. He contributed so much to this community — much of which will never be known." In addition to his church work, Tuck also served 12 years as a member of the Pulaski County School Board and was a member of the Pulaski Elks Lodge. He was an avid automobile enthusiast, loved trains and was a member of the Antique Fire Society. In addition to his wife Barbara and mother Dorothy Sheppard Tuck of Roanoke, Tuck is survived by sons Benjamin "Ben" M. Tuck of Pulaski and Nathaniel Ray Tuck, Jr. and his wife Bonnie of Blacksburg; daughter Amelia "Ame" Tuck Martin and her husband Buddy of Blacksburg; brothers Richard H. Tuck and his wife Barbara of Churubsco, Ind. and Reginald D. Tuck and his wife Cathy McCullough of Blacksburg. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Nathaniel Ray Tuck, III and Abigail Tuck. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Pulaski, with the Rev. Randy Winn officiating. Interment will follow in the Poff Cemetery in Montgomery County. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 524 N. Jefferson Ave. Pulaski. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorial contributions be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund, 524 N. Jefferson Ave. Pulaski, Va. 24301 or to the National University of Health Sciences to establish a scholarship in his name for Chiropractic students. Please make donations to "Nathaniel R. Tuck, Sr. Student Scholarship Fund," P.O. Box 1433, Christiansburg, Va. 24068. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Jan 29, 2006

TUCKER

Dana

WILSON

HALL

OWENSBORO, KY - Dana Wilson Hall Tucker, age 88 of 233 Bon Harbor Cove, Owensboro, Kentucky and formerly of Dublin, Virginia passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at the Owensboro Medical Hospital.
Born September 13, 1915 in St. Charles, Virginia she was the daughter of the late John Henry & Georgia Ella Denny Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995, John Boland Tucker, Jr., and is also preceded in death by three grandsons, John Edward Tucker, Jeffrey Brian Tucker and Joseph Scott Tucker; three brothers, Daniel Hall, Wyatt Denny Hall and Oswald Morrison Hall, and one sister, Oma Lee Hall Watson.
She was a long time member of the Dublin United Methodist Church, having joined the church July 20, 1946 and was a member of the Cheerful Adults. She retired from the United States Postal Service, Dublin with 25 years of service as an Assistant Postmaster. She was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star ñ Chapter #113, where was a Worthy Grand Matron in both the Dublin and Pulaski Chapterís. She was also a former secretary/treasurer of the Pulaski County Democratic Womenís Association.
Surviving are: sons and daughters-in-law, John Bolin Tucker III & wife Johnsie F. Tucker - Owensboro, Ky, Robert D. Tucker & wife Vivian F. Tucker - Moneta, Va.; grandchildren, Dianna Leigh Tucker & husband Kevin Mauzy ,Tracy Mink Morris, Robert D. Tucker, Jr. & wife Jennifer Pope Tucker, Dana M. Tucker, Denny M. Tucker; great grandchildren, Jack Tucker Mauzy, Taylor Ashley Morris, Mary Carolynn Tucker, Reece McCauly Tucker; sisters, Marion Louise Hall Smith, Pennington Gap, Va. Mary Ella Hall Anderson, Kingsport, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held Friday 11:00 a.m. at the Dublin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Lockerby and Rev. Michael Travis officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dublin United Methodist Church where an Eastern Star service will follow.
The family wishes memorial contributions, in her memory, are made to the Dublin United Methodist Church, 424 East Main Street, Dublin, VA 24084.
Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements

July 20, 2004

TUCKER

Woodrow

Wilson

 

DUBLIN * Woodrow "Woody" Wilson Tucker, 86 of Dublin, passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003 at the New River Valley Medical Center. He was an investigator with the security department at the Radford Arsenal for over 31 years and served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jem Tucker of Dublin; four sons, James L. Tucker, Dublin, Randolph "Randy" Tucker, Dublin, Kent Tucker, Speedwell, Derek Tucker, Winchester; seven grandchildren; brother, Frank Tucker, Big Stone
Gap. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. In keeping with Woody's wishes, the services will be private and the family requests that
instead of flowers donations be made to your favorite charity.

Oct. 4, 2003

TURMAN

Edgar

Maurice

 

HIWASSEE - Edgar Maurice "Butchie" Turman, age 68 of 1556 Allisonia Road, Hiwassee passed away Thursday, August 18, 2005 at the New River Valley Medical Center. Born May 17, 1937 in Pulaski he was the son of the late Edgar Lemon and Ruth Allison Turman. A retired employee of VDOT, Edgar had 42 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Turman of Hiwassee; sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Tina Turman of Allisonia and Brian and Angie Turman of Floyd; one daughter, Misty Turman of Allisonia; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Diana Turman of Dublin; one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and David Coffman of Bridgewater, VA; eight grandchildren, Rusty, Brandi, Cody, Candi, Haley, Briana, Christian and Noel; several nieces, nephews and close friends. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Granville Bishop and David Shumate officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, VA. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening at the Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bobwhite Blvd., Pulaski. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in his memory be made to the Hiwassee Bretheren Church (Building Fund) 1556 Allisonia Road, Hiwassee, VA 24347. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

August 18, 2005

TURNER

Bartie

 

QUESENBERRY

PULASKI — Bartie Quesenberry "Peggy" Turner, 85, of Pulaski died Friday morning, December 30, 2005 in the Pulaski Health and Rehab Center, Pulaski. She was born in Pulaski on April 20, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Charles Bartrum Quesenberry and Maude Hatcher Quesenberry. Peggy was a devoted wife and loving mother. She was a charter member of the Fine Arts Center, member of the Woman's Club, member of the Garden Club where she judged flowers and crafts and was a member of the Dublin United Methodist Church. Peggy loved to play golf and had two "aces" in her lifetime. She was the first woman to record a hole-in-one at the then Pulaski Country Club. Surviving are: husband of 59 years, H.A. Turner, Jr., Pulaski; two daughters, Pam Turner, Pulaski and Marielynn "Kay" Caldwell, Pulaski; one son, H.A. "Tony" Turner, III and wife Mary Jane, Pulaski; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

December 30, 2005

TURNER

Dabney

 

DURHAM

CHRISTIANSBURG - Dabney "Cissy" Durham Turner, 37 of Christiansburg, passed away Tuesday May 17, 2005 at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Josephine Wright Durham. Survivors include her husband, Samuel Turner of Christiansburg; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann and Alexis Marie Garland, both of Christiansburg; brother, Bill Durham of Virginia Beach. Memorial services will be held Thursday May 19, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. Kristie Banes officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

May 17, 2005

TURNER

Doris

Jane

COVEY

Doris Jane Covey Bakaitis Tuner, 78 of Dublin, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest Fred and Annie Lee Elkins Covey, two husbands, Peter Bakaitis and William Oliver Turner, and two sons, Paul Bakaitis and Jeff Bakaitis. Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Hatcher of Pulaski; Lee Ann Grubb of Christiansburg; Susan Marie Bakaitis of California; two sons Peter Joseph Bakaitis of California; Steven Edward Bakaitis of Pulaski; eight grandchildren and a Brother Fred Covey. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at Mullins Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Rupe officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions be made to Alzheimers' Association - 2728 Colonial Ave. Suite 2 - Roanoke, VA 24003. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday. The Turner Family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. (www.mullinsfuneralhome.com)

July 22, 2006

TURNER

Frances

 

HALL

PULASKI COUNTY - Frances Hall Turner passed away Monday, August 29, 2005 at her home in Pulaski County. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Dublin and was retired from Corning Glass Works. She was preceded in death by a son Larry G. Williams, and two sisters, Sarah Gearheart and Betty Jane Hall. Survivors include her husband, David Lee Turner of Radford; a daughter, Teresa Ward of N.C.; a grandson; her mother, Gladys Myers Hall of Dublin; two brothers, Charlie Hall, Jr. of Christiansburg, and Hubert S. Hall of Dublin; a sister, Rita Smith of Dublin; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Burial Park in Radford. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

August 29, 2005

TURNER

Geneva

 

PERRY

RADFORD — On Thursday, May 18, 2006 God summoned His blessed servant, Mother Geneva P. Turner, to her eternal rest. Geneva P. Turner was born to the late James (Uncle Jim) and Estella (Della) Perry on September 23, 1915 in Radford, Virginia. The youngest of five children, she received her formal education in the Radford school system. She was the widow of the late Frank Turner. Brothers Harry and Cornelius Hoskins, Leroy and Rosce Perry predeceased Mother Turner. A lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Radford, Va., Sister Turner resided in Great Neck, NY for twenty years, where she also worshipped (in watch-care) at Saint Paul AME Zion Church. During the time at Saint Paul’s, Sister Turner seved as Chair of Women’s Day for five years and for four additional years as Chair of the building committee. Upon her return to Radford, Sister Turner became an active member of First Baptist Church. Sister Turner has served on the Women’s Day Committee, Usher Board and Missionary Society an in 1984 Sister Turner was designated as “Mother of the Church” First Baptist Church. Mother Turner leaves as survivors, a son, Rev. Howard L. Sheffey, Schenectady, NY; a daughter, Barbara Brown, Radford; a niece, Barbara Perry Latten, Radford; three nephews, James, Donald and Ray Perry, Columbus, Ohio, seven grand children and four great - grandchildren. The grandchildren are Debra Hendricks, Radford, Karen L. Rose and Gregory Patton, Rancho Cucamonga, Cal; Russell Patten, Las Vegas, Nev., Stacey Sheffey, Kelley Sheffey and Renee Sheffey-Brown, Brooklyn, NY. Great grandchildren are Lamar Hendricks, Dublin, Va.; Jonathan and Nicole Rose, Rancho Cucamonga and Michael Sheffey, Brooklyn, NY. Mother Turner has left a legacy of strong parenting, love of God, love for each other and serving God through serving our neighbors. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1730 West Street, Radford, Va. The family will be receiving callers from noon to 1:00 p.m. Burial will be at the Sunrise Burial Park, Fairlawn, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mother Turner’s honor to the “New Building Fund” of First Baptist Church. Penn’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

May 18, 2006

TURNER

Louise

 

HUNTER

Wednesday April 19, 1961
Mrs. Louise Hunter Turner, 36, of 815 Randolph Ave., died Wednesday afternoon in the Pulaski hospital following a declining illness.
Born in Blacksburg, November 20, 1924, she was the daughter of the late John Hampton Hunter and Effie Martin Hale.
Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Arthur F. Turner, Pulaski; one son, Dennis U. Turner, Pulaski, and a step father, Cebert O. Hale, Pulaski.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 am from Stevens Funeral Home with the Rev. John R. Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Thornspring Cemetery.
Active pallbearers are James McMillan, Kenneth Manuel, Raymond Sheets, I.D. Long, Jack Newman, and Earl Surface. The body remains at Stevens.

April 19, 1961

TURNER

Nannnie

 

WARF

Wednesday October 21, 1962
Mrs. Nannie Cordell Turner, 75, 315 Union St. Pulaski, died Sunday evening in Pulaski hospital.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Caviness, Short St., Pulaski; one son Emmett Woods, Mt. Airy, N.C.; four brothers, Andy Warf, Chap Warf, Jim Warf, all of Pulaski, and Rob Warf, W.Va.
Funeral will be Wednesday at 2:30 pm from the Church of the Nazarene conducted by the Rev. R.E. Hamilton. Burial will be in Dora Furnace Cemetery.
The body will remain at Strickler’s Funeral Home until one hour before the service.

October 18, 1962

TURNER

Roxie

Ann

 

Transcribed by Carolyn Worrell
Thursday, February 22, 1962
Mrs. Roxie Ann TURNER, formerly of Pulaski, died in Wytheville Wednesday morning.
Surviving are one granddaughter, Mrs. Walter FRYE, Radford, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Henry Holt. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will remain at Barnett’s Funeral Home until 1 p.m.

February 21, 1962

TURPIN

Cora

Lee

MCPEAK

PULASKI - Cora Lee McPeak Turpin, age 83 of 603 Magazine Street, Pulaski passed away Sunday, September 24, 2006 at her home. Born February 12, 1923 in Pulaski County she was the daughter of the late Posey Harrison & Victoria Kitty Phillips McPeak. Her husband, James Dewey Turpin, one son, Randy Turpin, one son-in-law, Ted McMillan, three brothers, Oakley McPeak, Paul McPeak and William McPeak and three sisters, Nannie Roseberry, Virginia Young and Mollie Owens also preceded her in death. She was a former employee of Pulaski Apparel. She attended the Pulaski Church of God on Bobwhite Blvd. Surviving are: daughter, Betty McMillan, Pulaski; several nieces & nephews; extended family, Barbara & Bill Chrisley; her beloved cats. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with the Pastor Jerry Collins officiating. Interment will follow at the Newbern Cemetery, Newbern, Va. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bobwhite Blvd., Pulaski. Flowers will be appreciated or memorials in her memory can be sent to the Pulaski County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1046, Dublin, VA 24084. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling arrangements for the family.

September 24, 2006

TURPIN

Henry

Thomas

 

Monday April 25 1921
Henry Thomas Turpin, one of the oldest and best know resident of the county (Pulaski), living on the Leas Mine Road, about 2 miles from Hiwassie, died Saturday. Death was due to paralysis, he having been stricken on Friday while about his duties near the house. For a number of years he has been overseer of the poor in Hiwassie District.
His aged widow (Lutitia S. Showalter Turpin) and several children all away from home survive him. He was about 75 years of age. The funeral service was held Sunday, the body being buried in the cemetery at Max Creek.
SOURCE: Priscilla mixedmax@aol.com

April 23 1921

TURPIN

Lydia

 

 

Friday May 11, 1928
Miss Lydia Turpin died last night at the Pulaski hospital where she was removed yesterday suffering with pneumonia, having been taken sick Monday at Mrs. Graham Stoots, where she boarded. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Turpin live at Filbert, W.Va., her mother and a sister arriving here this morning in response to a message advising of her illness.
The deceased was 17 years of age and was born in Floyd County. The body will be taken to Indian Valley for burial, funeral arrangement not having been completed. Besides her parents, she I survived by four sisters and three brothers. She had been living in Pulaski for several months, being employed at the Paul Knitting Mills.

May 10, 1928

TURPIN

Walter

Clemons

 

Walter Clemons “Red” Turpin, 81 of Radford, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003 at his home. He was a retired employee of the Lynchburg Foundry and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by a sister Reva Nester. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Goldie Harris Turpin of Radford; one son, Michael Turpin, Radford; one daughter, Rena Rickey, Radford; three grandsons; one brother, Thornton Turpin, Radford; three sisters, Louise Quesenberry, Leesburg, Retta Montgomery, Dublin, Christine Phillips, Leesburg. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Indian Valley Primitive Baptist Church in Indian Valley with Elder Kenneth Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at P. O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368 or American Heart Association at P. O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

Nov. 16, 2003

TWEEDLIE

Dorine

 

SMITH

Dorine Smith Tweedlie, 71, passed away Friday, April 28, 2006 at her home in Concord, NC. She was born October 25, 1934 in Smyth County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Fount and Mattie Hill Smith. Survivors include her husband, Frederick Francis Tweedlie of Concord, NC; two sons and daughter-in-law, Shane Tweedlie of Keen Mountain, VA, and Lee and Stefanie Tweedlie of Lake County, CA; four grandchildren, Jesse, Steven and Michael Tweedlie, and Samantha Page; and a brother, Raymond Smith of Manassas, VA. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Fairlawn Church of God with Rev. Larry McCall officiating. Entombment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at the church. The Tweedlie family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. (www.mullinsfuneralhome.com)

April 28, 2006

TYLER

William

Watson

 

Friday September 7, 1962
Dr. William Watson Tyler, 86, prominent retired Pulaski druggist died Tuesday at 11:55 pm in Pulaski hospital.
He was born at Onacock(?), Va., November 3, 1875, the son of the late John S. Tyler and Rose Walston. His wife was the late Lacy Emmart, who owned and operated L.A. Emmart Millinery store for many years.
Tyler came to Pulaski in 1922 when he was employee by Boswell Drugs. Four years late he opened his own store at the present site of People’s National Bank Buildings. He owned and operated Tyler Drug Company until his retirement in 1950.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. N.T. Will, Mrs. Thomas Scarburgh, and Mrs. B.T. Fisher; one brother, King Tyler, all of the eastern shore, Va.
The deceased received his education at Temple University, Philadelphia. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Pulaski Lodge 1067 B.P.O.E., Pythagoras Lodge No. 239 A.F.A.M., member of Shrine Kazim Temple.
Funeral services will be held from Stevens Funeral Home Saturday at 2 pm with the Rev. John Campbell officiating. Burial will be Monday at 2 pm in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington DC.
Member of Pulaski Elks Lodge and Pulaski Masonic Lodge will be honorary pallbearers.

September 4, 1962

UMBERGER

Charles

Edward

 

DUBLIN — Charles Edward Umberger, age 89 of Dublin, died early Wednesday morning March 2, 2005 at his residence in Dublin. Born April 3, 1915 in Wythe County, he was the son of the late Lucy Felty Umberger and John Stewart Umberger. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II as a Heavy Machine Gunner participating in the invasion of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe, as well as a D-Day Survivor in the 29th Infantry Division. He was preceded in death by his wife; Aloise Coe Umberger. He is survived by nieces and nephews, including Kandi Cavin of Savannah, GA., and a nephew, James E. Umberger of Pulaski. Funeral services will be held Friday March 4, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons with the Rev. Tom Rice officiating. Interment will follow in Thorn Spring Cemetery with military honors. Visiting will be anytime Thursday after 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish to make memorial contributions in Mr. Umberger’s memory, they may do so to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 554 Roanoke, Va. 24003-0554. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.

March 2, 2005

UMBERGER

Donald

Edward

 

Monday February 24, 1986
Donald Edward Umberger, age 69, of 1041 Greenwood Terrace, died early Monday morning in Pulaski Community Hospital.
Born in Wythe county, the son of the late Orville Erastus Umberger and Ruth Earls Umberger, he was a veteran of WWII US Navy, a retiree of Radford Army Ammunition Plant, and a retiree after 10 years with Burns Security of Klopman Mills.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Irma Tabor Umberger; two step sons, Terry Tabor and Larry Tabor, both of Pulaski; one step daughter, Izma Crockett, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Burlie “Mildred” Owens, Alexander, Va.; one brother Conley E. Umberger, Pulaski; five step grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 pm from Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald Pruitt officiating.
Burial will follow in Thornspring Cemetery. Visiting will be Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 pm at Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home.

February 24, 1986

UMBERGER

Mary

Ellen

 

PULASKI * Dr. Mary Ellen Umberger, D.C. (Mrs. Mary Ellen Essrich) age 88, of 304 Lake Street, Pulaski, passed away Friday, November 5, 2004 at Pulaski Community Hospital. Born July 23, 1916 in Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Harvey Umberger and Cora Elizabeth Stimmel Umberger. Her husband, Karl F. Essrich, also preceded her in death. Dr. Umberger was in Pulaski County Schools, and graduated from National Chiropractic College in Chicago, Ill. She was a pioneer in the chiropractic profession, having practiced in Pulaski for 63 years. She was a lifetime member of the Virginia Chiropractic Association where she held many offices and also a lifetime member of the American Chiropractic Association where she served as Virginia Delegate for a number of years. She was a member of the women Chiropractic Assoc. where she served as president and vice president. She was awarded a lifetime membership in the International Fellow of the American Chiropractic Assoc. — one of the highest awards given to an individual. She was a lifetime active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Pulaski where she was a member of the women's Circles where she served in many offices, adult education Sunday school class, and choir member for 60 years. She was a member of the Fine Arts Center, Pulaski Music Club, and president and past president of the Pulaski Music Club. She was a charter member of the Church Women United in Pulaski. Dr. Umberger loved all kinds of music but especially country and bluegrass music and was an avid attendee of the Chautuaqua Festival held yearly in Wytheville, Virginia and was a supporter of the "Concerts in the Park" and the "Lunch on the Lawn" in downtown Pulaski. She loved many people and made many, many dear friendships over the years that lasted until her death. Survivors include her daughter, Jeanne Essrich Harris of Pulaski; granddaughters Kelli J. Wright and Caroline E. Sweet, both of Pulaski; beloved and cherished great grandsons Erik Kreg Wright and Andrew (Drew) Mitchell Wright, both of Pulaski; a step son, William "Bill" Karl Essrich of Raleigh, N.C.; an adopted daughter, Rachel Ross; a special cousin, Michael G. Mantz of Radford. And also extended family members and many close friends too numerous to name but who were very dear to her and her family. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Terri Sternberg and Rev. Stephen Ridenhour officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski and the family will also be meeting at the Trinity Lutheran Church Parlor Sunday from 1:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be given in her memory to the "Abiding Memorial Fund," c/o Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 378, Pulaski, Virginia 24301. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

November 5, 2004

UMBERGER

Mary

 

REPASS

Tuesday April 7, 1942
Mrs. Mary Repass Umberger, 87, widow of J.S. Umberger and daughter of the late H.H. Repass, of Wythe county, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fisher Umberger.
She is survived by the following children: Eugene H., Walter R., and Mrs. Fisher Umberger, of Pulaski; Mrs. Walter Kent of Grundy, and Kent K. Umberger, of Williamson, W.Va.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. J. Luther Mauney, assisted by the Rev. K.Y. Umberger from Mrs. Umberger’s home at 4 pm tomorrow.
Pallbearers will be W.A. Wisler, D.D. Dix, O.O. Crowell, N.R. Umberger, Rhea Umberger, and Repass Umberger.

April 6, 1942

UMBERGER

Regina

 

ASHE

Regina Ashe Umberger, age 90 of Pulaski, died Sunday Morning September 7, 2003 at her residence. Born July 29, 1913 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Ashe and Hannah Rouche Ashe. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Pulaski. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Leo Reginald Umberger, and one son, Wallace Joseph Umberger. She is survived by two sons; Gary R. Umberger of Draper and Phillip A. Umberger of Pulaski: one daughter; Janice U. Craig of Pulaski. Also survived by five grandchildren: Stephen Craig, Heather Dunnigan, Matt Henley, Mark Umberger, and Amy Umberger and one great grandchild: Daniel Andrew Umberger. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Vickie Houk officiating. Entombment will be held privately at Highland Memory Gardens. Visiting will be Monday anytime after 4:00 P.M. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski.

September 7, 2003

UNDERWOOD

Charles

Clifford

 

DUBLIN – Charles Clifford Underwood, age 66 of Dublin passed away Monday, Mar. 14, 2005. Born Oct. 24, 1938 in Pulaski County he was the son of the late Charles Thomas and Lucy Davis Underwood. One brother, Richard Underwood, and one sister, Myrtle Rigney also preceded him in death. He was a Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Virginia and a member of the Wabash Odd Fellows Lodge, #189. He was also a veteran of the United States Army with 22 O years of service, having served in Korea, Thailand and Germany. Surviving are: his sons and daughter-in-law, Charles C. Underwood, Frankfort, Germany, Andy and Lynda Underwood, Clark, New Jersey; granddaughter, Eryka Danielle Underwood; brother, Dailey and Libby Underwood, Pulaski; sisters, Opal Deck, Dublin, Vivian Waldron, Narrows, Alva Suttle, Dublin; eight nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Charles Lockerby officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin where the Pulaski V.F.W. Post #1184 will conduct full military honors. The family will receive friends from Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bobwhite Blvd., Pulaski. The Odd Fellows of Virginia will conduct an Odd Fellow memorial service Thursday at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

Mar. 14, 2005

UNDERWOOD

Floyd

Martin

 

PULASKI – Floyd Martin Underwood, Sr., 70, of Pulaski, Va. died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in the New River Valley Medical Center. He was born in Pulaski County on Oct. 10, 1935 and was the son of the late Elias S. Underwood and Lucy Riddle Underwood. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Moore Underwood and by a sister and brother-in-law, Cassell and Mary Alderman. Mr. Underwood was a retired employee of Inland Motors. Surviving are: daughters, Stephanie Lane, Pulaski, Brenda Lawson, Pulaski; sons, Floyd M. Underwood, Jr., Pulaski, Wayne Douglas “Willie” Underwood, Pulaski, John Underwood, Pulaski; sister, Arlie Gibbins, Pennsylvania; sister and brother-in-law, Carol Ann and Kenneth Cochran, Richmond; eight grandchild; six great-grandchildren; special friend, Ruby Kidd. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Allen Bouldin officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. 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, Pulaski, Va.

Jan. 22, 2006

UNDERWOOD

Georgia

 

BLANKENSHIP

Georgia Blankenship Underwood, 83 of the Little Creek Community, Dublin went to be with the Lord, Friday, June 27, 2003 from Asbury Place, Wytheville. She was born August 30, 1919 in Giles County, Va., the daughter of the late Millard Filmore and Bessie Isora Radford Blankenship. Also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Victor Underwood.
She is survived by one brother, Wade D. Blankenship and wife Wanda, Bland; one sister, Sadie White, Bland; brothers-in-law, Hobert Clark, Ballard, W. Va., Dailey Underwood, Pulaski, Clifford Underwood, Dublin; sisters-in-law, Opal Deck, Dublin, Alva Suttle, Dublin, Vivian Waldron, Narrows; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at the A. Vest and Sons Funeral Home, White Gate with the Rev. Lawrence Nuchols officiating. Burial in the Hunter Cemetery, Alum Spring, Va. Visitation held at the funeral home Sunday from 6-8 p.m.

June 27, 2003

UNDERWOOD

Honley

Lemon

 

Monday December 18, 1972
Honley Lemon Underwood, 85, of Rt. 1, died Sunday night in Pulaski General hospital.
His wife, Maude, preceded him in death. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Max Shelor of Radford, Mrs. Jerry Hall of Pulaski, Mrs. Frank James of Snowville, Mrs. Walter Small of Orange, N.H.; two sons, Roy Underwood, Wirtz, W.Va., and Hollis Underwood of Bud, W.Va.
Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. William Lovern, Mrs. James Lovern, and Mrs. Elizabeth Underwood, all of Pulaski, Mrs. Cora Lee Lovern, of Barren Springs; and one brother Joe Underwood of Akron, Ohio.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 pm from Stevens Funeral Chapel and burial will follow in the West View Cemetery, Radford.

December 17, 1972

UNDERWOOD

Mary

Ann

SIMMS

DUBLIN — Mary Ann Simms Underwood, 83, of 4853 Black Hollow Road, Dublin, died Thursday night, November 18, 2004, at her home. She was born in Manhattan, New York on October 18, 1921, and was the daughter of the late James Simms and Mary Davenport Simms. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Eckman Underwood. Mrs. Underwood graduated from Laurens High School, Laurens, South Carolina, in 1938 and attended Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina, from 1938-1940; Spartanburg General Hospital, Spartanburg, South Carolina from 1942-1945; Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1949 and Radford College, Radford in 1956. Mrs. Underwood was Staff Nurse, V.D. Center, U.S.P.H.S., Augusta, Georgia from 1945-1946; Staff Head Nurse and Clinical Instructor, Veterans Administration, Oteen, NC from 1946-1953; Staff Nurse, Red Cross Blood Bank, Ashville, North Carolina from 1953-1954; Clinical Instructor, Pulaski Hospital, Pulaski in 1954; Clinical Instructor, Radford Community Hospital, Radford from 1954-1960; Staff Nurse, CCU, Radford Community Hospital, Radford from 1971-1977; ICU Head Nurse, Pulaski Community Hospital, Pulaski from 1977-1986; and she retired October 1986. Mrs. Underwood was a member of the New Dublin Presbyterian Church and a member of the Presbyterian Women’s Circle. She was a faithful witness to the Lord Jesus Christ. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law William L. and Roslie Underwood, John A. and Donna Underwood, and Robert T. and Sarah Underwood all of Dublin, Virginia; grandchildren Paul, Chuck, Mike, Angela, Daniel, Jamie, and Michael; and great-grandchildren Robbie, Austin, Kelsie, Ashlee, Addie, Michael, Jr., Jordan, and Jade. A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the New Dublin Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Pulaski County, with Rev. Jean Brown officiating. Visiting will be Sunday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski.

November 18, 2004

UNGER

Leroy

Martin

 

Wednesday November 28, 1962
Leroy Martin Under, 53, Widnoon, Pa., died November 23 at Clarion hospital.
He served in the US Army in WWII, was a member of the Odds Fellows Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars Service Men’s Club, Moose Lodge, and District Council of Carpenters. He was affiliated with the Methodist church in Widnoon.
He is survived by his wife, the former Hazel Hall of Pulaski, daughter of Mrs. J. Foy Hall and the late Mr. Hall.
Other survivors include one son, Jerry Lee, at home; three sisters, Mrs. J.A. Weidman, Bedford, Pa., Mrs. Alvin Montgomery, Tarentum, Pa., Mrs. Richard Nelson, Rural Valley, Pa.; one brother, Elmer Unger, Bedford, Pa.
Funeral service was held Monday at Moore Funeral Home in Rimersburg. Interment was in Rimerhill Cemetery.

November 23, 1962

URY

William

Riley

 

Monday March 23, 1942
William Riley Ury, former superintendent of the New River Ordnance plant during construction by Mason and Hanger, and outstanding tunnel engineer, died yesterday at his home in New York city after a brief illness.
Mr. Ury, 58, worked for the company 38 years and rose from a labor without much schooling to construction engineer for important projects for national defense.
He left Dublin September 16, last year after spending seven months completing the job here. At one time, he had 7200 men under his supervision, and was one of the most popular officials at the plant.
At the time of his death, he was superintendent of Mason and Hanger’s tunnel project at Lackawack, supplying New York City with water.
He is survived by his widow, two sons, Ozone, who worked as concrete foreman here, and Dennis, and two daughters, Mrs. Howard Bush and Mrs. Walton Walker, all of New York city.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 12:30 pm with burial in Birchlawn cemetery, Pearisburg, Va, near relatives. Mr. Ury was a native of Carbus County, N.C.

 

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