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Curtis Lynch
ROCKY MOUNT -- Curtis Lynch, 69, of Rocky Mount, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at his home. He was a son of the late John Luther Lynch and the late Maggie Smith Lynch. Surviving are a daughter, Debra Kay Lynch of Bassett; three sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Christine) Ellis and Shirley Mae Lynch, both of Rocky Mount, and Mrs. Wade (Betty) Bowman of Bassett; three brothers, Jay Hugh Lynch, Shelton Lynch and James Lynch, all of Rocky Mount; stepchildren, Gail Hodges, Lynn Songer, Jeff Songer and Rod Songer, all of Rocky Mount; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be conduced at 3 p.m. Saturday at Flora Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the Hodges-Lynch family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Flora Funeral Services.

Addie Y. Harbour
Addie Young Harbour, 90, of 2576 Old Leaksville Road, Ridgeway, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. A native of Franklin County, she was a member of Spray Baptist Church, Eden, N.C. Surviving are two sons, Druie Junior Harbour of Eden and Billy Jack Harbour of Ridgeway; two sisters, Flora Stegall and Faye Parker, both of Eden; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday at Fair Funeral Home in Eden.

Blanche R. Wood
BLACKSBURG -- Blanche Edna Roberson Wood, 97, of Blacksburg, a former resident of 1903 West Main St. in Princeton, W.Va., died Jan. 7, 1998, in Montgomery General Hospital. She was born Sept. 14, 1900, in the Dodson community, (now Fairystone) of Patrick County, a daughter of the late the Rev. James Benjamin Roberson and the late Judith Jane Turner Robertson. Wood was active in the Houston United Methodist Church from 1923 until 1970, serving in various capacities in the church. After moving to Princeton in 1970, she became a member of the First United Methodist Church. She had been a resident of Blacksburg since 1994. Wood was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Riley Wood, in 1986; a son, Lt. J.G. Ernest Gordon Wood; eight brothers and sisters. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley W. Casali of Drive, Blacksburg; a grandson; a sister, Janet R. Kessler of Roanoke, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Princeton. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Friends may call at the George W. Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to the fund. Memorials may be made to the Houston United Methodist Church, Kimball, W.Va. 24583, or First United Methodist Church, 100 Center St. Princeton, W.Va., for assistance to underprivileged children.

Joseph E. Booker
Joseph Edward Booker, 91, of 1111 Corn Tassel Trail, Martinsville, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. A native of Patrick County, he was a World War I Army veteran and a retired fixer at Fieldcrest Mills. Booker was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Eden, N.C. His wife was the late Marie D. Booker Surviving is a stepdaughter, Judy Pettigrew of Martinsville. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ridgeview Cemetery, Eden, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Fair Funeral Home in Eden and other times at the home.

Naalma M. Hylton
Naalma Martin Hylton, 78, of 4208 Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at her home. She was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Page, W.Va., to the late Ora Setliff Martin and the late Ellis Martin. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Martin. Hylton was employed at Fieldale-Collinsville High School and was a member of Stone Memorial Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, James V. Hylton; a son, Andrew Hylton of Martinsville; a daughter, Lois Ann Mosely of Chuncula, Ala.; two brothers, Lonnie Martin of Collinsville and Glen Martin of Ridgeway; six sisters, Louise Burch of Fieldale, Dorothy Martin of Collinsville, Eulalah Koger and Gladys Walker, both of Martinsville, Elaine Lemons of High Point, N.C., and Algie Hall of Bassett, and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. today at Stone Memorial Christian Church in Collinsville. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with Minister Lawrence Harris officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park. Memorials may be made to Stone Memorial Christian Church Building Fund. Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys M. Grindstaff
Gladys Motley Grindstaff, 78, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998. She was born Nov. 5, 1919, to the late John Motley and Daisy Campbell Motley. She was preceded in death by two sons, Mack Grindstaff Jr. and Gene Grindstaff; two sisters, Elizabeth Nemmus and Frances Reynolds; and three brothers, Jim, Lloyd and Robert Motley. Surviving are her husband, Mack Grindstaff Sr. of the home; a daughter, Mrs. David (Nancy) Brodie of Martinsville; stepmother, Lucy Motley; four sisters, Doris Grindstaff, Mary Law, Katherine Martin and Bertha Mann, no addresses given; five brothers, Calvin Motley, Alton Motley, George Booth Motley, Wayne Motley, and Gerald Motley, no addresses given; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lynch Funeral Home chapel in Rocky Mount. The Rev. Glenn Voss will officiate. Burial will be in the Grindstaff family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Lynch Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 161 Mount Carmel Road, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151; Snow Creek Rescue Squad, Rt. 2, Box 216-D, Penhook, Va. 24137, or Hospice of Franklin County, 430 Franklin St., Rocky Mount, 24151.

Erma S. Fralin
GLADE HILL -- Erma Stump Fralin, 89, of Glade Hill, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Frank Fralin, and brothers Paul and Alton Stump. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ira "Bill" (Jo Emma) Houston of Rocky Mount, Sue George of Glade Hill and Mrs. Wesley "Wick" (Mary) Furrow of Snellville, Ga.; a number of grandchildren, including several from Bassett and Martinsville; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Ira Rau of Roanoke; and one brother, Donald Stump of Copper Hill. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Flora Funeral Chapel in Rocky Mount by the Revs. B. Glenn Voss and Gary Edwards. Burial will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 161 Mount Carmel Road, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151.

Susie B. Jones
Susie Beasley Jones, 88, formerly of Cherward Street, Collinsville, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at Blue Ridge Rehab Center, Martinsville. She was the widow of Carmon J. Jones. Collins Funeral Services, Bassett, is in charge of arrangements.

Lester Kyle Plaster
The funeral for Lester Kyle Plaster, 84, of Patrick Springs, who died Friday at Blue Ridge Nursing Center, Stuart, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Moody Funeral Home Chapel, Stuart. The Rev. Kay Marsh will lead the service. Burial will be in the Plaster Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Plaster was retired as a bus driver with Greyhound and the Patrick County school system. He was born in Patrick County to the late William A. "Buck" Plaster and the late Nannie Conner Plaster. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Powell Plaster; a grandson; and three brothers, Conner, Richard and Roy Plaster. Surviving are his wife, Cloie McPeak Plaster of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Warren (Nancy) Hillyard of Wilmington, Del., and Mrs. Paul David (Rebecca) Nelson of Berea, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Lorraine McPeak of Eden, N.C., and Paula Fain of Stuart; a stepson, Kenton McPeak of Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, Marion C. Plaster of Martinsville; and two grandchildren.

Anne S. Rakes
Anne Spencer Rakes, 70, of 3454 Dillons Fork Road, Fieldale, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Blue Ridge Rehab Center. A Henry County native, she was born July 16, 1928, a daughter of the late Sam G. Spencer and the late Janie Nolen Spencer. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Samuel L. Spencer. She graduated from Ferrum College and worked at Gravely Furniture Co. for 35 years before retiring. She was a Baptist. Surviving are her husband, Chester E. Rakes of the home; one stepson, Don Rakes of Martinsville; one brother, Vergil E. Spencer of Martinsville; one sister, Patsy S. Deniston of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and a stepgrandson. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the graveside at Union Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Patrick County. Dr. Calvin Rains and Elder Leonard Brammer will officiate. The family will receive friends at Norris Funeral Services from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. today and other times at the Dillons Fork Road residence.

Walter Lee Smith
Walter Lee Smith, 70, of Blue Ridge Drive, Bassett, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Born Feb. 2, 1928, in Franklin County, he was a son of the late Harrison Smith and the late Amanda Brown Smith. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Mae Nolen Smith. Walter Smith had been employed at Bassett Mirror Co. for 45 years. Surviving are two daughters, Betty L. Young of Stuart and Mary L. Stanley of Bassett; three sons, Paul M. Ingram of Cleveland, Elmer "Mickey" Ingram of Atlanta and Henry C. Ingram of Fieldale; two sisters, Kate Tinsley of Bassett and Louise Smith of Rocky Mount; one brother, Tommy Smith of Rocky Mount; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at noon Monday at Collins Funeral Chapel at Bassett, the Rev. John W. Tinsley officiating. Burial will follow in the Nolen family cemetery in Woolwine. The Wake will begin one hour prior to the funeral.

Peggy H. Turner
The funeral for Peggy Hill Turner, 69, of 201 Original Hemry Road, Bassett, who died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Collins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Calvin Tabor will lead the service. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday at Collins Funeral Services and at other times at the home. Turner died at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born May 20, 1929, in Bluefield, W.Va., to the late Henry C. Hill and the late Shirley Estep Hill. She was retired from DuPont. Surviving are her husband, Elmead Turner of the home; a son, Jack Hill Turner of Midlothian; a sister, Shirley B. Hill of Charlotte, N.C.; and a granddaughter. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

George A. Waller
George Anthony Waller, 77, of 540 Hamilton Tract Road, Vernon Hills, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville. Hairston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Berkley A. Dalton
Berkley A. Dalton, 94, of Rt. 7, Blackberry Road, Bassett, died Wednesday morning Feb. 17, 1999, at the Stanleytown Health Care Center. Funeral arrangements were pending at Collins Funeral Services, Bassett.

James R. Hailey
James Russell Hailey, 75, of Columbus, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus. Born Feb. 3, 1924, in Ridgeway, he was the son of the late Henry H. Hailey and Annie Mae Martin Hailey. He also was preceded in death by three sisters, Hattie H. Hairston, Edith H. Dawson and Bernice H. Pulliam; and a stepson. He was a retired security guard at the Ohio State Penitentiary. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Hailey of Columbus; three brothers, Henry L. "Billy" Hailey of Martinsville, Willie C. "Boot" Hailey of Ridgeway and Edward N. Hailey of New Rochelle, N.Y.; one sister, Rebecca Hailey Price of Ridgeway; and two step-daughters of Columbus. The funeral will be at noon Friday at Friendship Baptist Church in Columbus. The wake will be one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Karl E. Hauser Jr.
Karl E. Hauser Jr., 54, of Colonial Heights, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at Retreat Hospital in Richmond. Surviving are his wife, Faye Clark Hauser, formerly of Martinsville; his parents, Karl and Mildred Hauser Sr. of Colonial Heights; one daughter, Kim Padua of Powhatan; a stepson, Lance C. Merriman of Collinsville; and two grandchildren. There was a funeral Saturday at E. Alvin Small Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ford presiding. Burial was in Southlawn Memorial Park at Prince George. Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Rehabilitation Center of the Blind, Volunteer Council, 401 Azalea Ave., Richmond, Va. 23226.

John C. Hughes
ROCKY MOUNT -- John Casper Hughes, 64, of Rocky Mount, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hughes of the home; one daughter, Gaye Hughes of Rocky Mount; two sons, John M. Hughes of Martinsville and Floyd Hughes of Rocky Mount; two stepdaughters, Lisa Hill of Eden, N.C., and Lora Pritchett of Edgewood, Md.; two stepsons, Kenneth Stanley of Bassett and Donald Stanley of Boydton; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Baptist Church. The Rev. R.D. Wade will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends a half hour prior to the funeral at the church. Arrangements are by Stanfield Mortuary Service.

Thomas L. Lemons
Thomas L. Lemons, 78, of 6116 Greensboro Road, Ridgeway, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at the home of his son, Lowell T. Lemons, in Ridgeway. Born April 24, 1920, in Sandy Ridge, he was the son of the late Harry L. Lemons and Mary Lemons. He was retired from DuPont with 31 years service, and was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Woodman of the World and the Sportsman Lake at Ridgeway. Surviving are his wife, Estelle B. Lemons of the home; one son, Lowell T. Lemons of Ridgeway; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church. The Rev. Richard Harrison will preside. Burial will be in Buffalo Cemetery at Sandy Ridge, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Ridgeway.

Lena Mae Martin
Lena Mae Gilbert Martin, 76, of Rt. 1, Ford Loop, Stuart, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. A native of Patrick County, she was born July 6, 1922, a daughter of the late Mal Gilbert and Bessie Dalton Gilbert. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Martin; four brothers, Buster, Guy, Harry and Emmitt Gilbert; and two sisters, Iris Corbett and Elva Plaster. She was retired from Pannill Knitting Co. Surviving are five sisters, Crystal Gilbert of Martinsville, Wilba Martin of Fieldale, Caroline Bryant of Stuart, Betty White of Birmingham, Ala., and Thelma Fain of Roanoke; and several nieces and nephews. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Patrick Memorial Gardens in Stuart. The family will meet with friends at Howell Funeral Home prior to going to the gravesite.

Millard Morrison Sr.
EDEN, N.C. -- Millard Wallace Morrison Sr., 71, of 215 S. Edgewood Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Morrison was a native of Spray, (now Eden), and was a member and former deacon at Central Christian Church. He retired from the engineering department at the DuPont Company in Martinsville, Va., after more than 38 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Annie Belle Craig Morrison of the home; one son, Wally Morrison of High Point; one grandson; two brothers, Ralph Morrison of Eden and James R. Morris of Greensboro; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Central Christian Church with burial to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Roxie Bullard
Roxie Bullard, 93, died Friday morning, May 7, at the Blue Ridge Rehab Center, Martinsville. Hairston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harry W. Draper
Harry Wooten Draper, 94, of 1010 Hidden Valley Dr., Martinsville, died Thursday, May 6, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Norris Funeral Services.

Mark A. Hale
Mark Anthony Hale, 15, died Wednesday, May 5, in Danville. He was born July 20, 1983. Surviving are his father, Coleman Lewis Hale of Danville; his mother, Sandra Hylton Hale of Bassett; two sisters, Angela Marie Hale of Greensboro, N.C., and Sheila Corrie Hale of Bassett; two brothers, Clayton Lewis Hale of Ferrum and Coleman Lee "Buck" Hale of Danville; his paternal grandparents, Cora Mae Quinn Hale of Oak Level and Posie Brown Hale of Ferrum; maternal grandparents, James Hylton of Bassett and Loreen Dillon of Bassett; one nephew; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Church in Ferrum. The Rev. Johnny Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in the Quinn family cemetery at Ferrum. Arrangements are by Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

Ethel N. Ingold
Ethel Seay Nester Ingold, 76, died Sunday, May 2, at Horn Nursing Home in Wooster, Ohio. Born Dec. 8, 1922, in Ridgeway, in Henry County, she was the daughter of the late Ben P. Seay and the late Lizzie Oliver Seay. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cain Nester; a brother, Willie Lee Seay; and a sister, Daisy Hopkins. She was retired from the Rexroth Co. and a member of the American Legion and Eagles auxiliaries. Surviving are her husband of 11 years, Frank Ingold; three sons, Connie Nester, Bob Nester, and David Roberts, all of Wooster, Ohio; one sister, Mae Hancock of Collinsville; one brother, John Seay of Spencer;a half sister, Annie Turner of Eldercare of Rocky Mount; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Tuesday at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home in Wooster.

Tyler J. Johnson
Tyler J. Johnson, 79, of Rt. 1, Fieldale, died Wednesday, May 5, at the Veterans Medical Center in Salem. Born Oct. 27, 1919, in Henry County, he was a son of the late Sonny Johnson and the late Minnie Hairston Johnson. Johnson served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County prior to falling ill. He was a member of the American Legion, Homer Dillard Post 78, the Rock Run Ruritan Club and New Bethel Christian Church in Fieldale. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Savannah Martin Johnson; two sisters, Anna Johnson Holt, and Virginia Johnson Brown; and one brother, Stanhope Hairston. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leroy (Deborah) Key of Alexandria and Mrs. Michael (Carolyn) Preston of Martinsville; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Norris (Constance) Martin of Martinsville and Mrs. Herman (Wanda) Green of Fieldale; two stepsons, Eugene Martin and Thomas D. Martin Sr., both of Bassett; five grandchildren; 24 step-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel Christian Church with the Rev. Preston Fulp presiding. Burial will follow in Carver Memorial Gardens. A wake will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service Saturday at New Bethel Christian Church. Collins Funeral Services in Bassett is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille M. Jones
Lucille Moore Jones, 78, of 706 Forrest St., Martinsville, died Wednesday, May 5, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Born June 25, 1920, in Stokes County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Johnnie Robertson Moore and the late Lottie Jane Knight Moore. She retired from Pannill Knitting Co. where she worked for more than 45 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Martinsville. Surviving are one daughter, Patricia J. Austin of Martinsville; a son, Johnnie L. Jones of Martinsville; five brothers, James R. "Bud" Moore of Stuart, and Thomas J. Moore, Sam W. Moore, Walter J. Moore, and Cuvie E. Moore, all of Madison, N.C.; five sisters, Mary Helen M. Knight, Gracie Ann M. Mabe and Patricia M. James, all of Madison, Pauline M. Jones of Martinsville, and Mattie Rea M. Vernon of Pleasant Garden, N.C.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray D. Moore, Wayne A. Moore, and George T. Moore, and two sisters, Jessie Mae M. Dillon, and Aldeen M. Hurd. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Burial Park. Dr. Thomas R. McCann and the Rev. Nancy S. McDaniel will preside. The family will receive friends at Norris Funeral Services from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and other times at the home of the son, Johnnie Jones, 1524 Kenmar Dr., Martinsville. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 23 Starling Ave., Martinsville, Va., or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Mary C. Jones
A memorial service for Mary Claudie Craig Jones, 54, of 17 Parkway Dr., Martinsville, who died May 5, at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home Chapel. Minister Walter Kammerer will officiate. The family will receive friends at 1031 Summit Road, Martinsville. Born Oct. 3, 1944, she was a daughter of the late James William Craig and Stella Hairston Craig. She had worked in furniture manufacturing. Surviving are her husband, Clarence N. Jones of the home; two daughters, Cynthia Jones and Cathy Jones, both of the home; three brothers, Jonathan Craig, George Craig and Namon Craig, all of Martinsville; and eight sisters, Gracie Hairston, Dorothy Craig, James Ella Stockton, Vanessa Dillard, Beverly Jamison and and Vicky Craig, all of Martinsville, Priscilla Fountain of Axton and Sandra Craig of Rocky Mount

Lena S. Niblett
The funeral for Lena Swanson Niblett, 86, of 16069 Martinsville Highway, Axton, who died May 5 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethel United Way of the Cross Church on Mount Cross Road, Danville. Apostle Joseph H. Adams will officiate. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens. A native of Henry County, she was born Jan. 30, 1913, to the late Walter Swanson and the late Mary Finney Swanson. Her husband was the late Clarence E. Niblett. She was a member of Bethel United Way of the Cross Church and the church Missionary Department. Surviving are one daughter, Mary N. Hairston of Axton; three sons, Robert L. Niblett of Axton, and Raymond E. Niblett and Dewey W. Niblett, both of Martinsville; one sister, Anna Swanson Niblett of Axton; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. No wake will be held. The family will be at the residence of her daughter, Mary N. Hairston, at 8942 Mountain Valley Road, Axton. Hairston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Garcie K. Scott
FLOYD -- Garcie Kermit "Froggy" Scott, 93, of Floyd, died on his birthday, Thursday, May 6, at Skyline Manor Nursing Home. He was preceded in death by two sons, John Garnet Scott Sr. and David Carlton Scott. Surviving are his wife, Bessie Brogan Scott of Floyd; five sons, Wilford Scott and Bobby Scott, both of Bassett, Dwight Scott of Nashville, Tenn., Danny Scott of Woolwine and Larry Scott of Floyd; two daughters, Janet DeHart and Frances Allen, both of Floyd; two brothers, Clarence "Buck" Scott and Elmo Scott, both of Collinsville; two sisters, Olivia Bryant of Willis and Ola Bowling of Dublin; 27 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Graham Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery in Floyd. The family will receive friends at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Martha P. Thornton
Martha Powell Thornton, 88, of 4 Kings Way Road, Kings Grant, Martinsville, died Thursday, May 6, at King's Grant. A native of Stokes County, N.C., she was born Dec. 25, 1910, to the late William W. Powell and Grace Fulp Powell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Thornton; and a brother, Robert W. Powell. She was a retired employee of DuPont and a member of Town Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Edgar Gray Powell of Walnut Cove, N.C., and James W. Powell of Winston-Salem, N.C., and one sister, Mary P. O'Neal of Danbury, N.C. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Town Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Ray Hollingsworth officiating. Burial will be in the Thornton family cemetery. Friends will be received at Norris Funeral Services, 1500 Kings Mountain Road, Martinsville, from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to Town Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

Annie Watkins
Annie Watkins, 76, of 2490 Penn Store Road, Spencer, died Friday morning, May 7, at her home. Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home will be handling arrangements.


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