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Abbie J. Cassady
Abbie Jene Cassady, 73, of 4297 Oak Level Road, Bassett, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at his residence. A native of Patrick County, he was born April 7, 1927. Cassady, a World War II Army veteran, was based in Japan as a staff sergeant with the 603 Tank Company, which was attached to the First Calvary Division during the war. He would later work at Stanley Furniture Co. for 28 years and retired as a quality control inspector. He was a member of the New Covenant Fellowship and served in several capacities within the church. Preceding him in death were his parents, John Cassady and Dovie Dalton Cassady; six brothers, Kenneth, Brockley, Richard, Henry, Benny and Bronzy Cassady; and two sisters, Pearlie Cassady and Nora Haley. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Brim Cassady of the home; one daughter, Deborah Cassady Richardson of Boones Mill; one sister, Lennis Inman of Route 5, Stuart; one brother, Leonard Cassady of Route 1, Lawsonville, N.C.; two grandsons; and a granddaughter. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Collins Funeral Chapel in Bassett. The Revs. Dwight Grissom and Allen Dawson will officiate. Burial will follow in Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends at Collins Funeral Services from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of New Covenant Fellowship, c/o Mollie Dalton, 6250 Virginia Ave., Bassett, Va. 24055.

Ronnie Harris
Ronald Wayne "Ronnie" Harris, 57, of 157 Lancer Lane, Martinsville, died Monday, May 8, 2000 in the Burn Unit at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He was the co-owner and manager of Chatmoss Auto Parts & Service Inc. Born on May 4, 1943 in Draper, N.C., he was the son of the late Jackson Belvin Harris and the late Louise Lillard Harris. He graduated from Tunstall High School and served in the Army with the rank of E-5. He was a longtime member of the National Rifle Association. Surviving are his wife, Judy Prillaman Harris of the home, and one sister, Brenda Harris of Eden, N.C. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Collins Funeral Chapel in Bassett. The Rev. Thomas Wright will officiate. Burial will follow in the Prillaman family cemetery on Melrose Drive in Bassett. Friends are being received at the home of Brian and Teri Nichols, 46 Cherward St., Collinsville. The family will also be at Collins Funeral Services Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until time for the service to meet with friends. Memorial donations may be made to the Axton Rescue Squad, 1200 A.L. Philpott Highway, Axton, Va. 24054; or the Dyers Store Volunteer Fire Department.

Edna P. Kussman
Edna Paulsen Kussman, 92, of Collinsville, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000 in Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Collins Funeral Services in Bassett is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Marlowe
CALLANDS -- Alice Elizabeth Marlowe, 82, of 2557 Robinhood Road, Callands, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at her residence. A Pittsylvania County native, she was born Jan. 7, 1918, to the late William David Marlowe and Mary Giles Marlowe. She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers. Surviving are two sisters, Callie M. Wells and Eva Marlowe Atkins, and one brother, Hassell G. Marlowe. All three live in Callands. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at County Line Christian Church, where she was a member. Ministers Dean Ashby and J.D. Hunt III will officiate, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and other times at the home of her nephew, Glenn Marlow, 2561 Robinhood Road, Callands. Memorial may be made to Hospice of Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Scott Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Minerva M. Scales
STONEVILLE, N.C. -- Minerva Moore "Tootie" Scales, 61, of 870 C&N Smith Mill Road, died May 8, 2000 at Morehead Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Perry-Spencer Funeral Home chapel in Madison. Burial will follow in the Martin family cemetery in Stoneville. She was a native of Stokes County and a former employee of Hampco Apparel. Surviving are a daughter, Margie S. Martin of Sandy Ridge; her mother, Mattie Ziglar Moore of the home; a brother, Reid T. Moore Jr. of Stoneville; seven sisters, Edith Moore, Ava Matthews and Melissa Price, all of Eden, Joann Scales of Stoneville, Selena Adams of Cascade, Va., Rachel Tanks of Martinsville, Va., and Gladys Nowlin of Sandy Ridge; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Perry-Spencer Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Clarence E. Stone
Clarence Edward Stone, 62, of 1050 Longview Drive, Bassett, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000 in Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Among survivors is his wife, Goldie Stone of the home. Arrangements will be handled by Collins Funeral Services in Bassett.

Lula Taylor
Lula Taylor, 73, of 94 Fellowship Drive, Martinsville, died this morning, May 10, 2000 in the Danville Regional Medical Center. Hairston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline H. Eanes
Pauline H. Eanes, 72, of 15 North Fork Road, Martinsville, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Norris Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Phillip R. Alcorn
The funeral for Phillip Reginald "Reggie" Alcorn, 44, of Carver Road, Martinsville, who died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart. Bishop Tony Carter will officiate. Burial will follow in the Samaria Holiness Church cemetery. A closed casket ceremony will be held half an hour prior to the service. Moody Funeral Home is Stuart is in charge of arrangements. Alcorn was preceded in death by his father, Phillip Dillard Alcorn, and grandparents Edward Smith, Phillip Dillard Alcorn and Priscilla "Lizzie" Alcorn. Surviving are his mother, Ethel Smith Carter, and grandmother, Juanita King Smith, both of the home; one brother, Jeffrey Lynwood Alcorn of Coeburn, Va.; and a sister, Patricia Alcorn Hairston of Martinsville.

Jo Anne K. Blanks
Jo Anne K. Blanks, 63, of 284 Devonshire Drive, Shannon Hills, Ridgeway, died today, June 7, 2000, at her residence. She was the wife of Earlie "Earl" Blanks. Norris Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Timothy Bryan Hodges
Timothy Bryan Hodges, 39, of 738 Flamingo Road, Bassett, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. Born Aug. 27, 1960 in Franklin County, he attended Fieldale-Collinsville High School, worked as a self-employed carpet installer and was a member of the Gospel Road Baptist Church. He was the son of Randolph Hodges of Rocky Mount and Pansy Hall Lewis of Collinsville. A son, Bryan Hodges died in 1977. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Teresa Keith Hodges of the home; two daughters, Bridgette Hodges of Fieldale and Latoshia Tunstall of Bassett; two stepdaughters, Robin Whorley of Bassett and Patricia Stone of Martinsville; one stepson, Robert Whorley of Bassett; a stepfather, Cecil Lewis of Collinsville; four sisters, Donna Gammons of Martinsville and Tiny Hodges, April Glenn and Crystal Jones, all of Collinsville; and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Collins Funeral Services in Bassett from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Collins Funeral Services chapel with the Revs. Randy Gammons and Billy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Henry Memorial Park. Collins Funeral Services is handling arrangements.

Jimmie Jones
The funeral for Jimmie Jones, 86, formerly of Penhook and more recently of 231 Niblett Trailer Park, Martinsville, who died Monday, June 4, 2000, at his home, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home chapel in Martinsville. The Rev. Edward Wade will officiate. Burial will follow in Franklin Grove Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral Friday and other times at the home of John and Marie Craighead, 524 Halfway Road, Martinsville. Jones was born in Pittsylvania County on Jan. 11, 1914. He was a son of the late Monroe Morris and the late Clorie Jones. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Ada Pruitt Jones; two daughters; two brothers; and a sister. He was retired from the Bassett Table plant of Bassett Furniture Industries. Surviving are one daughter, Ada Marie Craighead of Martinsville; two sons, James Elmo Jones of Penhook and Nelson Lee Jones of Bronx, N.Y.; and a foster son, Charles E. Price of Baltimore, Md. Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Isabelle W. Milam
Isabelle Williams Milam, 75, of Westover Drive, Danville, and formerly of Martinsville, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Arrangements are pending at McKee-Stone Funeral Services in Martinsville

Virginia Hall Stanley
Virginia Hall Stanley of Martinsville -- active in local politics, civic organizations and the news media most of her life died this morning, June 7, 2000, at her home in Martinsville. She was 80. Born April 20, 1920 in Erwin, Tenn., she grew up in Huntington, W.Va. and attended Marshall University. She also graduated from the John Powers School of Modeling in New York City. In 1939 she married Elmo Rush Hall of Huntington, who died after 44 years of marriage. She later married John "Jack" Walker Stanley of Galax who died this year. After teaching modeling for a period, she began working with the news media, doing television and radio commercials and working in the display advertising department of the Martinsville Bulletin. She retired after 32 years with the newspaper, where for 30 years she wrote a column, "Around Town with Virginia." A lifelong Democrat, she was the first woman chairman of the City Democratic Party. After 25 years as chairman, she continued to serve on the City Democratic Executive Committee. She also was the first woman president of the Retail Merchants Association of Martinsville and Henry County and, in 1979, became the first woman appointed to the Martinsville Planning Commission, for which she maintained her involvement for a number of years. She worked with the Salvation Army, the Cancer Crusade, Cerebral Palsy fund drive, the local hospital auxiliary and business women's association and served on the board of the Patrick Henry Orphanage in Brookneal. For several years she organized the annual Martinsville Christmas parade. From 1986 until 1992, she was on the board of directors of her alma mater, Marshall University. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church, Forest Park Country Club and the Vita Cum Libra Book Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Lillie McDaniel, and five brothers. Surviving are one son, Thomas Hall of Martinsville; one daughter, Nancy Hall Thompson of Minneapolis, Minn.; two stepsons, Jack Stanley Jr. and Larry Stanley, both of Roanoke; one brother, William O. McDaniel of Huntington, W.Va.; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services on Broad Street, Martinsville. Burial will be private.
McKee-Stone Funeral Services is handling arrangements.

Peggy H. Perdue
GLADE HILL -- Peggy H. Perdue, 58, of Glade Hill, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. "Jim" Perdue, and her father, J. Leonard Hall. Her mother, Christine Hall lives in Callaway. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are three daughters, Melissa Ingram of Glade Hill, Donna Walker of Martinsville and Martha Meeks of Rocky Mount; two sons, Mike Perdue of Glade Hill and Ricky Perdue of Rocky Mount; two brothers, David Hall of Callaway and Charles Hall of Roanoke; 10 grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. The family will receive friends at the home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glade Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. David Long officiating. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, Ill. 60611; or to Carilion Hospice Services of Franklin County, 180 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount, Va. 24151. Arrangements are by Flora Funeral Services in Rocky Mount.

Coy A. Joyce
Coy A. Joyce, 75, of Pleasant View Drive, Patrick Springs, died Sunday night, Aug. 13, 2000, in the North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, of injuries received in an automobile accident. A native of Patrick County, he was born on Sept. 24, 1924, a son of the late Abraham B. Joyce and the late Dovie Atkins Joyce. He was retired from Fieldcrest Mills and a member of the Old Spoon Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Etta Dillon Joyce of the home; five children, Winfred Joyce and Earl Joyce, both of Bassett, Hank Joyce of Stuart and Ann Plaster of Patrick Springs and David Joyce, both of Patrick Springs; two sisters, Irene Hancock and Margaret Turner, both of Patrick Springs; a brother, George Joyce of Hopewell; four grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant View Baptist Church. Elder David Hawks will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Howell Funeral Home on U.S. 58 East of Stuart from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Howell Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Annie R. Tatum
Annie Royall Tatum, 84, of Arlington, and formerly of Patrick County, died Monday, Aug. 14, 200, in an Arlington hospital. A native of Patrick County, she was born on March 12, 1916, to the late William Edward Tatum and Anna McCabe Tatum. Also preceding her in death were three sisters, Ida Sue, Charlotte and Rachel "Bee" Tatum, and two brothers, William Edward "Ned" Tatum and Frank Wilson Tatum. Surviving are two sisters, Margaret Tatum of Arlington and Jeanette Darne of Bonita Springs, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart with the Rev. Tommy Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in Nettle Ridge United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Moody Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Phyllis D. Strader
Phyllis Dickerson Strader, 38, of DeShazo Road, Ridgeway, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2000, at the Southside Community Hospital in Farmville of injuries received in an automobile accident. She had been employed for five years at the VF Knitwear Distribution Center. A Henry County native, she was born on March 28, 1962, a daughter of Lossie Ballinger Dickerson of Ridgeway and the late Ras Dickerson. She attended the Horsepasture Christian Church. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Martin Strader of the home; two daughters, Savannah Doris Strader and Shannon Gail Strader, both of the home; five sisters, Wanda Haskins of Spencer, Brenda Weiss of Martinsville, Patricia Thacker of Ridgeway and Nellie Graham and Lilly Martens, both of Martinsville; and one brother, Russell Palmer Dickerson of Ridgeway. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Collins Funeral Services in Bassett. The Rev. Joseph Hamilton will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park in Martinsville. The family will receive friends at Collins Funeral Services from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.

Pamela B. Carter
Pamela Brooks Carter, 45, of 2234 East Hyco Road, South Boston, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000 at Danville Regional Medical Center, where she had been since Sept. 28. She was born on March 24, 1955 in Little Rock, Ark., a daughter of Claude Michael Brooks and Sue Shepherd Brooks. She spent most of her life in Danville and South Boston and was a member of Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, where she served on the Pastoral Committee and as a Sunday School teacher. Surviving in addition to her parents of Danville are her husband, Dennis E. Carter; two daughters, Jennifer Roxine Langford and Lauran Michelle Carter, both of South Boston; two stepsons, Jonathan David Carter and Marty Allen Carter, both of Martinsville; two sisters, Donna Staton of Danville and Sharon Brooks of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Mike Brooks of Danville; and one grandchildren. A graveside funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cherry Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in South Boston, with the Revs. Robert Lewis and Clyde officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Swicegood Funeral Home in Danville, which is in charge of arrangements. Other times the family will be at her parents' home, 324 Scearcy St., Danville.

Lonnie C. Draughn
Lonnie C. Draughn, 82, of 4011 Sunset Drive, Martinsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. His wife, Pearlie Mountcastle Draughn, died on Aug. 24 of this year. Born in Surry County, N.C., on Sept. 25, 1918, he was a son of the late Eli Madison Draughn and the late Sarah Isabelle Lewis Draughn. Also preceding him in death were his son, James Keith Draughn; a brother, Lloyd C. Draughn; and a sister, Savannah Ashburn. He worked in the Portsmouth naval shipyards during World War II and retired from American Furniture Co. after 32 years of service. He played a major role in the construction of several local churches. In addition, he was a founding member of Broad Street Baptist Church, which became Druid Hills Baptist. He attended Victory Baptist Church, where he was active in the Men's Fellowship. Surviving are four daughters, Glenda Wood of Collinsville, Becky Jones of Ridgeway, Shelia Naff of Bassett, and Karen Beckett of Ridgeway's Horsepasture community; a son, Charles R. Draughn of Martinsville; one brother, Percy F. Draughn of Martinsville; two half-brothers, Sammy Draughn of Archdale, N.C., and Jimmy Draughn of California; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and a nephew. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services chapel on Broad Street, with the Rev. Dan Shilling officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at McKee-Stone Funeral Services from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Memorial Hospital, 320 Hospital Drive, Martinsville, Va. 24112; or to the Music Fund, Victory Baptist Church, 1300 Dillon's Fork Road, Fieldale, Va. 24089.

Billy A. Haynes
Billy Albert Haynes, 61, of Bassett, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Agnes Freeman Haynes of the home. Bassett Funeral Service is in charge of arrrangements.

B. David Swain
B. David Swain, 64, of 280 Alcot Drive, Bassett, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He was an Army veteran and a former barber, and he retired from DuPont with 28 years of service. He was born on Dec. 26, 1935, in Henry County, a son of the late James Edwin Swain Sr. and the late Nannie Jones Swain. Also preceding him in death were a son, Jeffrey L. Pace in April 1993; a brother, James E. Swain Jr. on Jan. 22, 1997; and a sister, Mary Swain Martin. He attended Stone Memorial Christian Church in Collinsville. Surviving are his wife, Allie N. Swain of the home; three daughters, Kathy S. Byrd of Collinsville, Vicki B. Clark of the Horsepasture community and Susan A. Fullerton of Eden, N.C.; two sons, B. David Swain Jr. of Texas and Jim T. Swain of Florida; three brothers, William "Bill" Swain of California, Daniel Swain of Georgia and Roy Swain of Bassett; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stone Memorial Christian Church in Collinsville, with Minister Lawrence Harris and Brother David Fullerton officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Burial Park with military rites by the Martinsville/Henry County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at Bassett Funeral Service from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to Stone Memorial Christian Church, 109 N. Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville, Va. 24078; or the Martinsville-Henry County Honor Guard, c/o Gene Holliday, 911 Applewood Road, Martinsville, Va. 24112. Bassett Funeral Service is handling arrangements.


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