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Joseph B. Daniel
Joseph Bailey Daniel, 81, of 2956 Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. He was born May 20, 1919 in Bassett, a son of the late James Pete Daniel and the late Beulah Atkins Daniel. Also preceding him in death were his four brothers, T.V., J.P., Norman and David Daniel. He retired from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board with 20 years service and Daniel Furniture of Eden, N.C., where he worked for 10 years. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, where he formerly served as chairman of the Administrative Council. He also held membership in the Snow Creek Masonic Lodge and Bassett's American Legion Post #11. Surviving are his wife, Juanita Leftwich Daniel of the home; a daughter, Letitia D. Hatley of Salisbury, N.C.; three sisters, Mabel Daniel Callaman of Martinsville, Eva Daniel Nolen of Collinsville and Sarah Daniel McGinnis of Wabash, Ind.; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Smith Memorial United Methodist Church in Collinsville, with the Rev. Rob Colwell officiating. Entombment will be in the Henry Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church and other times at the home on Daniels Creek Road. Memorials may be made to: Smith Memorial United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 1081, 2703 Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville, Va. 24078. Collins Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Dillard Sr.
Robert Dillard Sr., 89, of Moyer Lane, Axton, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Hairston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jean B. Dudley
The funeral for Jean Beckner Dudley, 72, of Fork Mountain Road, Bassett, who died Nov. 6, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Level Baptist Church. Burial will be in Henry Memorial Park. Flora Funeral Service in Rocky Mount is handling arrangements. In addition to those previously listed, her survivors include two sisters, Ruby Beckner Christian Goodnow of Martinsville, and Janet B. Bowles of Salem, whose names were incorrectly submitted to the funeral home in charge.

Pearlene H. Motley
Pearlene Harris Motley, founder and pastor of Grace Chapel Ministries Apostle Church of Christ in God, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was 56. She lived at 42 John Spencer Road, Martinsville. Born in Callands on May 5, 1944, she was a daughter of Maggie Price Harris of the home on John Spencer Road and the late Alexander Harris. She graduated from Christ Bible Institute and Richmond Virginia Seminary with a bachelor of arts degree in religion. At Mount Sinai Apostle Church on Peters Street, her home church, she taught beginners Sunday School for 21 years. She served as president of the Junior Missionary Auxiliary for 24 years and established the Mount Sinai Young People's and Radio choirs. She served as captain of Club #3 and as church librarian, secretary of the deaconess board, church reporter, and member of the Martinsville Ministerial Alliance. She was a national musician and choir director and National Minister of Music for the Apostle Church of Christ in God for eight years. She retired from Tultex as a clerk with 32 years of service. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Minister Carl T. Motley of the home; two sons, Elder Carl T. Motley of Collinsville and Elder Mandell Motley of Martinsville; one daughter, Pearlene Karlette Motley of Martinsville; two brothers, Larry Harris of Danville and Alphonso Harris of Martinsville; one sister, Shirley Schoefield of Martinsville; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at noon Friday at Mount Sinai Apostle Church in Martinsville with Bishop James C. Richardson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Carver Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Grace Chapel Ministries from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, and other times at the home. Hairston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James D. Rakes
James Dewey Rakes, 66, of Fayetteville, N.C., and formerly of Patrick County, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at the Highland House of Fayetteville. He was born in Patrick County on Dec. 23, 1933, a son of the late Dewey B. Rakes and the late Viola Sink Rakes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Noveleen Plasters Rakes. He retired from the U.S. Navy with 20 years of service. Surviving are four daughters, Debra Schneider and Diane Rakes, both of Fayetteville, Donna Briley of Whiteville, N.C., and Denise Hunsinger of White Oak, N.C.; one son, Darrel Rakes of Fayetteville; three sisters, Gladys Barnard of Fayetteville, Mae Dalton of Stuart and Mary Lumpkin of High Point, N.C.; two brothers, Raymond B. Rakes of Floresville, Texas, and Everett Rakes of Stuart; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart. The Rev. Gary Combs will officiate. Burial will be in Patrick Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family will receive friends at Moody Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Coy M. Overby
Coy Matthew Overby, 58, of 303 Church St., Martinsville, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his residence. He had worked at Tultex. Surviving are his mother, Eunice C. Overby; two sisters, Mary Alice Wilson and Peggy O. Burgess; and a brother, Milton L. Overby. All are of Eden. The family will receive friends at Fair Funeral Home in Eden from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and other times at the home of his mother, 739 Caleb Lane, Eden. A graveside funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Overlook Cemetery in Eden.

Wesley R. Jenkins Sr.
PINEVILLE, W.VA. -- Wesley Ray Jenkins Sr., 32, of Eden, N.C., and formerly of Pineville, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at his home. Born Dec. 14, 1967, in Man, W.Va., he was the son of Bobby and Lillian Ray Jenkins of Pineville. He was an electrician and had lived in Eden for eight years. He formerly was employed by Pineville Distributing and attended the Pineville Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are one daughter, Randi LeneĢ Jenkins of the home; one son, Wesley Ray Jenkins Jr. of Kent, Ohio; three sisters Bobbi Hall of Pineville, Thereca Pauley of Ridgeway, Va., and Brandy Jenkins of Morgantown, W.Va.; his paternal grandfather, Ray Jenkins of Pineville; three nieces; and one nephew. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pineville Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny. Friends will be received at the church from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Arrangements are by Calfee Funeral Service in Pineville.

Joe T. Helms
Joe Travis Helms of Pocahontas Trail, Bassett, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at the Blue Ridge Rehab Center in Martinsville. He was a Henry County native, son of the late Daniel Prillaman Helms and the late Laura Ramsey Helms. Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Chester, Waively and John Helms. He served in the Navy. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Grogan Helms of the home, and a sister, Mary Helms Owen of Roanoke. A private ceremony was held Sunday at the Bassett Family Mausoleum with the Rev. Joe Hall presiding. Collins Funeral Services in Bassett handled arrangements.

Willis Hamlin Sr.
The funeral for Willis Hamlin Sr., 89, of 300 Blue Ridge St., Martinsville, who died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Grace Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Irvin Simon will officiate. Burial will be in Carver Memorial Gardens in Martinsville. He was born Oct. 7, 1911, in Martinsville, son of the late Irene Hamlin Hairston, and he was a lifelong resident of the city. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Creole Waller Hamlin, and his stepfather, James Hairston. He worked for American Furniture before retiring. He also served in the Navy and was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Martinsville. Surviving are two sons, Willis Hamlin Jr. of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Leon McCoy Hamlin of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Elizabeth Millner of Buffalo, N.Y.; and a sister, Charity Kendrick of Bridgeport, Conn. The remains will be at Hairston Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Joe S. Davis
Joe Sam Davis, 71, of 220 Cozy Lane in the Axton area, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Hairston Funeral Home.

Ada Horton Branch
Ada Horton Branch, 87, of Ararat, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at her home. She was born in Patrick County on Dec. 27, 1913 to the late Marion Horton and Covie Bowman Horton. Also preceding her in death were her husband, William Richard Branch; a sister, Della Ross; and two brothers, Earnest and Aubrey Horton. Surviving are one son, Howard M. Branch of Ararat; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one step-great-grandchild; and two brothers, Arthur Horton of Roanoke and Joe Horton of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart. The Rev. J.R. Shelton will preside. Burial will follow in Locust Grove Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Moody Funeral Home is in charge.

Hunter K. Clark
The funeral for Hunter Ernestine Koger Clark, 81, of 995 Summit Road, Martinsville, who died Feb. 1, 2001, was held Monday at Shiloh Way of the Cross Church. Bishop Earley Dillard officiated. Burial was in Carver Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were George Waller, Lawrence Koger, Charles Hairston, Ronald Waller, Oshea Clark and Shamanta Grant. Hairston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Hazel M. Lawson
The funeral for Hazel Juanita Martin Lawson, 70, of Stuart, who died Feb. 4, 2001, was held Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home. The Rev. Alfred Goins officiated. Burial was in the Stuart Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wesley Martin, Wayne Martin, Delano Biggs, Dan Young, Bobby Lawson and Gary Purdue.

Edward B. Loftin
GREENSBORO - Edward Brice Loftin, 81, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at his home at 808 Elizabethan Drive, Greensboro. In addition to his parents, Glenn F. and Mabel F. Loftin, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alma Pressley, and a brother, Bob Loftin. He retired in 1984 as manager of Dixie Bearings, and he was a member of Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Leota Pepper Loftin of the home; two daughters, Carolyn L. Lackey of Martinsville, Va., and Sandra L. Burroughs of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Dot Collins of Hickory; a brother, Neil Loftin of Clemmons; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today at Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Raymond Hahn to officiate. Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends today from 11:30 a.m. until time for the funeral. Arrangements are by Forbis-Dick Funeral Home, West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro.

Mary B. Marshall
The funeral for former Martinsville resident Mary Bowles Marshall, 96, of Rocky Mount, who died Feb. 3, 2001, was held Tuesday at Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home. The Rev. Elijah Niblett officiated. Burial was in Carver Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Felix Niblett, Matthew Philpott, Frank Harris, Jesse Brooks, James Foster, Floyd Harris and Ervin Kirby.

Rufus M. Martin
The funeral for Rufus Murray Martin, 90, of 638 Saddle Ridge Road, Bassett, who died Feb. 4, 2001, was held Tuesday at Collins Funeral Chapel in Bassett. The Rev. Neil Craig and Elders Leonard Brammer and Clarence Stone officiated. Entombment was in Roselawn Abby. Pallbearers were Mark Waters, Stan Jones, Clint Hayes, Beau Hunter, Brad Turner, Mike Bibb, Ronnie Haynes and Mike Turner.

George W. Spencer
George Washington Spencer, 87, of 154 Arrowhead Circle Drive, Spencer, died Feb. 4, 2001,. He was a native of Henry County and a member of Christian View Baptist Church. He is survived by a sister, Mary Moss of Martinsville; and other relatives. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Christian View Baptist Church with burial to be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday at the church from 1:30 p.m. until time for the funeral. Arrangements are by Perry-Spencer Funeral Home, Madison, N.C.

Robert C. Wilkes
LYNCHBURG - Robert Carlton Wilkes, 58, of Lynchburg, died Monday, Feb. 5, 20001, in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born May 8, 1942 in Pittsylvania County, he was a son of the late Victor L. Wilkes and the late Grace English Wilkes. Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Lawrence, Willie J. and Thomas W. Wilkes. Surviving are a daughter, Amy Pickeral of Gretna; three brothers, V. Ray Wilkes of Gretna, Walter Wilkes of Lynchburg and J.D. Wilkes of Martinsville; and three sisters, Lucille Dixon of Lynchburg, Mary Barbour of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Doris Aultice of Gretna. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gretna Burial Park by the Rev. Gene Ashworth. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home in Gretna.


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