Archie Roberts, 77, of North Tazewell, died May 18 at Heritage Hall Health Care in Tazewell.
Born June 4, 1928 in McDowell County, WV, he was a son of the late Neil Jackson Roberts and Nancy Bailey Roberts.
He was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church at North Tazewell and was a member of the North Tazewell Lions Club. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was retired from U.S. Steel and was a former member of the UMWA Local at Gary, WV.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and seven sisters. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Survivors: loving wife of 56 years, Janice Roberts; daughters, Sharon Kay Roberts of Tazewell, Carolyn Bartlett and husband, Wade, of Ridgeway; grandchildren, John Mabry and wife, Krista, and Jamie Mabry, both of Tazewell, Joe Mabry of Christiansburg, Jackson Mabry of Troutville; great grandchildren, Joseph Mabry, Johnna Mabry, Jasmine Mabry, and Josiah Mabry, all of Tazewell; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. May 22 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Kenny Gillespie, the Rev. Darrell Ray and Garland Roberts, Jr. officiating.
Burial followed at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA, where military graveside rites were conducted by members of the Barns-Beavers VFW Post # 7136 of Tazewell.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Riverside United Methodist Church, 816 W. Riverside Dr. North Tazewell, VA 24630.
Geraldine “Jerri” Short
Geraldine “Jerri” Short, 64, of Tazewell, formerly of Maxwell, died May 17 at Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands.
Born Nov. 23, 1942 at Bland County, she was a daughter of the late Manuel Short and Fannie Pauley Short Hagy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Bobby Lee Stout; three sisters, Mary Kiser, Lola Vance and Rita Hagy; four brothers, Luther Hagy, Roger Hagy, Roy Hagy and Troy Hagy; one nephew, Michael Moorehead; and a special companion, James “Ed” Caudill.
Survivors: son, George Stout and wife, Jennifer, of Adria; special grandchildren, Jessica and Hunter Stout of Adria; brothers, Daniel Short of Harrisonburg, Clifford Short of Tazewell, Walter “Junior” Hagy of Rocky Gap, Raymond Hagy and wife, MaryAnn, of Bastian, Robert Hagy and wife, Vern, of Doran; sisters, Betty Moorehead and husband, David, and Shirley Clemons and husband, Roger, all of Rocky Gap, Josie Angle of Brenton, WV, Frances Adkins of Richmond; a very special friend, Janice Hodock of Bluefield, VA; her loving friends and caregivers at Preferred Hospice; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. May 21 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Chris White and the Rev. Howard Hutchions officiating.
Burial followed at the Rose – Hill Cemetery in Bastian.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Preferred Hospice: 2629 Front Street, Richlands, VA 24641.
Carson Lee Smith
Carson Lee Smith, 61, of the Raven Nest Branch section of Cedar Bluff, died May 18 in a Richlands hospital.
Born March 12, 1945 in Tazewell County, he was the son of Ora Smith Foran of Raven Nest Branch and the late Ira Smith.
He attended the Baptist Valley Assembly of God.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his step father, Dewey Foran; one sister, Gaynell Lawson; and one brother, Grady Smith.
Additional survivors: several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Mary Smith of Lebanon.
The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. May 21 at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel at Cedar Bluff with Rev. Mark Hinson officiating.
Burial followed in the Osborne Family Cemetery at Osborne Mountain.
Raymond W. Sparks
Raymond Walter Sparks, 58, of Bandy, died May 19 in a Richlands hospital following a long illness.
A native of Cedar Bluff, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Godby Sparks.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers.
Survivors: brothers, Andy Sparks and Joseph Sparks, both of Cedar Bluff, Jack Sparks of East Bedford, NJ; and sister, Pansy Mae Armstrong of Middletown, NY.
A memorialservice will be announced at a later date.
Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff is in charge of arrangements.
Ella Mae Waddle
Ella Mae Waddle, 79, of Baptist Valley, died May 16 in a Richlands hospital.
Born Oct. 19, 1926 in Tazewell County, she was the daughter of the late Harry Melvin and Dora Shannon Puckett.
She was a member of Yost Chapel Church at Baptist Valley.
In addition to her, parents she was preceded in death by her twin brother, William Harry Puckett; brother, Raymond Hugh Puckett; and sister, Patsy Baldwin. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family in her generation.
Survivors: husband of 55 years, William (Bill) Waddle; son, Dale Shannon Waddle and wife, Charlotte, of Baptist Valley; daughter, Patsy Ann Waddle Perkins and husband, Jimmy, of Baptist Valley; grandchildren, Jimmy Bruce Perkins II, Shannon Waddle and Elisha Gayle Perkins; and five great grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. May 19 at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Chuck Patterson and Rev. Ralph Bostic officiating.
Burial followed in the Bandy Family Cemetery at Baptist Valley.
Eunice W. Baldwin
Eunice Wade Baldwin, 102, of Doran, left for her heavenly home May 22 from Tazewell Community Hospital.
She was born Oct. 14, 1903 in Tazewell County to the late Walter and Molly Wade.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She devoted her entire life as a homemaker and mother to her eleven children. She was faithful to her church, her faith in God and her family. She was loved by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John G. Watts Baldwin; one daughter, Ola Gay Arnold; four sons, Bane, D.C., Norman and Shirl Baldwin; two brothers, Rufus "Peach" Wade and Carl Wade; two sisters, Edith Smith and Stella Gillespie; one granddaughter, Patty Jean Baldwin; and one great-granddaughter, Kimberly Diane Baldwin.
Survivors: daughters, Inez Kimbrell, widow of the late Don Kimbrell, of Raven, Ruth Meadows and husband, Ed, of Fredericktown, OH, Wanda Griffith and husband, Russell, of Richlands; sons, Ted Baldwin and wife, Pansy, of Cedar Bluff, Sherman Baldwin of Tazewell, Marty Baldwin of Doran; sisters, Gladys Boyd of Richlands, Vinnie Newberry of Newport News; 27 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; 18 great, great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great, great nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
A homegoing celebration was held at 2 p.m. May 26 at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Eddie Baldwin, Rev. Danny Bostic and Rev. Clarence Lowe officiating.
Burial followed in the Tom Chambers Cemetery at Shortt Gap.
Evelyn Virginia Bird Canterbury
Evelyn Virginia Bird Canterbury, 86, of Bluefield, VA, was dead on arrival at Bluefield Regional Medical Center May 21.
Born in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late James Oswald and Ella Wheeler Bird.
She was a former resident of the Berwind Briquet Camp section in Berwind. She was a lifelong Christian, was a former member of the Berwind United Methodist Church and a member of the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church in Bluefield, VA. She was also a past member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was the wife of the late Ralph Kellis Canterbury, Sr., and the sister of the late Paul Kenton Bird.
Survivors: sons, Ralph Kellis Canterbury, Jr. of Damascus, AR, Richard Norris Canterbury of the residence; daughters, Linday Kay Canterbury Cox of Murfreesboro, TN, Rena Haynes Gibson of Chincoteague Island; sisters, Clarice Mildred Bird Cook of Martinsville, Eula Faye Branson of Beckley, WV; eight grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
A Christian funeral service was held May 26 at 10 a.m. at the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry Goodman officiating.
She was interned at the Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA.
Flowers are accepted or memorial gifts may be given to the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church or to any worthy cause.
Dudley Memorial Mortuary in Bluefield, VA was in charge of arrangements.
Lonnie Caudill, 59, of New Castle and formerly from Tazewell Co. died May 14 in Salem.
He was born in Tazewell County Aug. 2, 1946 and was a son of the late Reed Caudill and Elva Wooldridge Caudill.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a former employee for Austin Maytag and Appliance in Roanoke and was a former employee of the Virginia Highway Department and was of the Protestant faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Thomas Caudill and Gordon Caudill.
Survivors: son, Michael Dale Caudill of Manassas; brothers, Harrison Caudill and wife, Maxine, of Roanoke, Jesse Caudill and wife, Emma, of Manassas; sisters, Marie Evans of Sterling, Cora Viers of Princeton, WV, Helen Martin and husband, Ray, of Cleveland, OH, Gail Shawver of Bluefield, VA, Betty Lester and husband, Johnny, of Louisa, Phyllis Cady and husband, Randy, of Dunlap, TN; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and special child in his life, Jamie Blankenship.
The funeral was conducted May 17 at 11 a.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, VA, with the Rev. Ray Amos officiating.
Burial followed in the Grandview Memory Gardens.
Graveside military rites were conducted by the VFW Memorial Post 9696, Bluefield, VA and the American Legion Post 14, Pocahontas.
Dolly Irene Compton
Dolly Irene Compton, 86, of the Hurricane Creek section of Davenport, departed this life May 25 at her home.
Born Oct. 9, 1919 in Buchanan County, she was a daughter of the late George and Tiny Ratliff Breeding.
A lifelong resident of the area, she was a member of Rowe Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who spent her time enjoying all her special friends and neighbors and will be greatly missed by all of them.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lewis Arthur Compton, who died August 15, 1990 and two infant sons.
Survivors: sons, Harper Compton and wife, Loretha, Harmon Compton and wife, Carlene, and Terry Allen Compton, all of Davenport, Garmon Compton of Little River, TX, Ronald "Buck" Compton and wife, Sandra, of Lebanon; daughters, Rita Kay Williams and husband, Keary, of Grundy, and God’s special gift, Norma Lou Compton of the home; grandchildren, Jason Compton and wife, Shelia, and Jeff Compton, all of Little River, Rick Compton and wife, Leshia of Bealton, Mick Compton and wife, Deb, of Davenport, Missy Hendricks of Greenville, SC, Delores "Dee" Lowery and husband, Kevin, of Flowery Branch, GA, Chelsea Compton of Lebanon, T.J. Compton, Brooke Compton and Ethan Stiltner, all of Davenport; great-grandchildren, Alex Compton and Corrinn Compton, both of Bealton, Hunter Lowery and Katie Grace Lowery, both of Flowery Branch, Tristin Compton of Little River, Kyle Hendricks of Greenville, Bryant Compton of Davenport; and step-grandchildren, Randy Stacey Strom of Cincinnati, OH, Dr. Keary Williams, Jr. of Pittsburgh, PA, Kristopher B. Williams of Johnson City, TN, and Adam Stiltner of Davenport.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. May 27 in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ancil Childress officiating.
Interment followed in the Ketron Memorial Gardens at Lebanon.
Gene E. Farris
Gene Edwin Farris, 77, of Tazewell, died May 24 at a Bristol, TN, hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born at Red Jacket, WV, he was a son of the late A. L. and Maxine Martin McMens, Russell County.
He was a graduate of Richlands High School, Class of 1949. He had made his home in the Tazewell area for the past 24 years and was a Supervisor for Clinch River Corporation. He was a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, lifetime member of the Moose Lodge and a former Mason. He was a veteran of W.W.II, serving in the U. S. Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Wright and one brother, John Ellis Farris. He was the last member of his immediate family.
Survivors: wife, Maria L. Farris; daughters, Elaine Farris and Laura Farris, both of Bristol, VA; son, David Farris and wife, Tiffany, of Lexington, NC; grandchildren, Shanda Poore and husband, Jeff, Neyia Beavers and husband, Shawn, Emily Stevenson, John Stevenson and Jayden Farris; and great grandchildren, Johnathan, Justin, and Alicia Poore.
Services were conducted May 27 at 2 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Tazewell with Father Dan Brady officiating.
Interment followed at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill.
Casey-Short VFW Post #9640 of Richlands conducted military graveside rites.
Friends called at the church May 26 from 6 to 8 p.m., where the funeral followed at 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Teresa’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 304 Tazewell Ave., Tazewell, VA 24651.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Tazewell was in charge of arrangements.
James J. (Junior) Hays
James J. (Junior) Hays, 77, of Cedar Bluff, died peacefully at Wake Medical Center of Raleigh, NC, May 18.
He was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Ethel, WV and was the son of the late John Reece Hays and Alice Bise.
He was a retired truck driver for Banana Supply Company of West Palm Beach, FL.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Gaila Lynn Hays Osborne, and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors: devoted wife of 47 years, Alice Pruett Hays; daughters, Lisa and husband, David, Lesley Hall and husband, Michael; and grandchildren, Jared, Christopher, Jacob and Sara and Ethan and Logan Hall.
In keeping with his wishes, a private viewing was conducted May 21 at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Junior’s favorite charity.
Singleton Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Lillie Belle Hurley
Lillie Belle Hurley, 90, of North Tazewell, died May 22 at Tazewell Community Hospital in Tazewell.
Born Oct. 11, 1915 at Whitewood, she was a daughter of the late John M. Shelton and Ellen Stanley Shelton.
She was a member of the North Tazewell United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Floyd Hurley; one daughter, Shelby Scully; one grandson, Donald C. Moore, Jr.; five brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors: daughters, Gladys H. Moore of Lebanon, Joann Jenssen of Stafford; grandchildren, Debora M. Collins, Johnny Scully, Michael Moore, Stacey S. Collins, Susan M. Holmes, Kelly Moore, Letitia J. Huntington, James Moore, and Jocelyn J. Wirth; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. May 25 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Allen Jessee officiating.
Entombment followed at Grandview Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Bluefield, VA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the North Tazewell United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 125, North Tazewell, VA 24630.
Harley P. Kinney
Harley P. Kinney, 74, of Palmetto, FL, and Tazewell, died Feb. 9, 2006.
Born Nov. 21, 1931 in Rogers City, MI, he was a son of the late Edward and Elsie Wenzel Kinney.
He came to Manatee County, FL in 1958 from Blacksburg. He graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, MI. After serving in the Korean War in the 82nd Airborne, he graduated with a degree in architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg. Since the time of school superintendent J. Hartley Blackburn, he was architect for a number of schools in Manatee County as well as many local banks and residences. He was former president of Bradenton Country Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Laura Louise Kinney.
Survivors: wife of 52 years, Virginia VanDyke Kinney; son, Edward R. Kinney of Boulder, CO; daughters, Patricia (Nikola) Hrabar of Boca Raton, FL, Susanna (Randy) Coleman of Bristol, VA; and grandchildren, Christopher Coleman, Marcus Coleman, and Annie Mae Coleman, all of Bristol, VA.
A gathering of friends was held Feb. 11 from 5-7 p.m. at the Bradenton Country Club.
A memorial service was conducted at 11:30 a.m. May 27 at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Conley officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Laura Louise Kinney Scholarship Fund at Virginia Intermont College, 1013 Moore St., Bristol, VA 24201.
Okey E. McClanahan, Sr.
Okey E. McClanahan, Sr., 61 of Abingdon, formerly of Richlands, died May 29 at a Health Care Center in Lebanon following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Verner, WV and was the son of the late Stuart E. McClanahan and Pauline Mitchell Woosley.
He was a lifelong resident of the Richlands and Abingdon areas and was a mechanic for Jack Sykes Chevrolet in Richlands for 25 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Chester McClanahan.
Survivors: sons, Okey E. "Sam" McClanahan, Jr. and wife, Kelley, and Tobin Shane McClanahan and wife, Tammy, all of Abingdon, Barry Keith McClanahan of Shippensburg, PA; step-father: Hassell Woosley, Sr. of Richlands; sisters, Martha Elder and husband, Dave, and Paula Wells and husband, Lloyd, all of Richmond; brother, Hassell Woosley, Jr. and wife, Carol, of Richmond; special friends, Staff of Maple Grove Rehabilitation Health Care Center; grandchildren, Brandie Matney, Danielle Johnson, Rachel McClanahan, Kourtni McClanahan and Okey "Trey" McClanahan III; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conduced May 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home Chapel in Richlands.
Interment will be held June 1 at 11 a.m. at the Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. May 31 at the funeral home.
Wilburn Eugene "Gene" Meadows
Wilburn Eugene "Gene" Meadows, 64, of Raven, died May 24 at his home following a sudden illness.
Born in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Wilburn Henley and Goldie Burns Meadows.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and delivered flowers for Richlands Florists for over 14 years. He was a member of the Calvary Temple Church in Richlands and was a member of the UMWA. He was a U.S. Army National Guard veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Perry Eugene Meadows and his first wife, Mildred Meadows.
Survivors: wife, Joyce Simmons Meadows; daughters, Becky Meadows, Melissa Wilson and husband, Greg, and Christine Meadows, all of Richlands, Tena Lambert and husband, Monte, of Pounding Mill, Cindy Hodge and husband, Jimmie, of Cookeville, TN; sisters, Lorraine Shelton and Pansy Standly, both of Doran, Lovelle Shelton of Richlands; step daughter, Tammy Moore of Raven; step sons, Ted Kennedy II and Rodney Kennedy of Richlands; eight grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted May 27 at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with the Rev. Grady McGlothlin officiating.
Interment followed at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.
Jerry Blaine Parsons
Jerry Blaine Parsons, 68, of Burlington, NC, departed this earth May 7 in Burlington after a long illness.
Born Jan. 9, 1938 at Berwind, WV, he was the son of the late Alvin (Ike) Parsons and Edith Waldron Parsons.
He played football for the Tazewell Bulldogs.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, PFC Terry Lee Parsons, who was killed in action June 20, 1968 in Vietnam.
Survivors: wife of 51 years, Vernie (Bunky) Beavers Parsons; sons Dennis, Bruce, Garry, Barry, Jeffrey, Steven, and Kevin; grandchildren, Natalie, Lucas, Tonya, Brian, Alan, Candace, Roslynn, Veronica, Jonathan, Jordan, Paul, Emelia, and Samantha; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service was conducted May 11 at Glen Rest Memorial Estate in Reynoldsburg, OH.
He is interred next to his brother.
Rachel Alafair Proffitt
Rachel Alafair Proffitt, 84, of Raven, died May 24 at the home of her daughter, Debbie Proffitt, in Richlands, following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Buchanan County and was the daughter of the late Reece and Clementine Keen, both Buchanan County natives.
She was a lifelong resident of this area and was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Maize Wilson; one brother, Wallace B. Keen; and one half brother, Milo Keen.
Survivors: husband, Raymond Miller Proffitt; daughters, Alma Whited and husband, Mack, of Rosedale, Debbie Proffitt of Richlands; sons, Johnny Proffitt and wife, Annie, of Pilgrim Knob, James Proffitt and wife, Diana, of Thompson Valley, Reece Proffitt and wife, Vicki, of Rowe, Mike Proffitt and wife, Bernice, of Feds Creek, KY; half sisters, Blanche Dexter of Columbus, OH, Alice Stiltner of Bland, June Lee of Keen Mountain; half brother, James Esau Keen of Keen Mountain; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted May 26 at 11 a.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with the Rev. Tim Lester officiating.
Interment followed in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.
Rodney Leon Proffitt
Rodney Leon Proffitt, 34, of Raven, died May 23.
Born Oct. 2, 1971 in Richlands, he was the son of Jimmie Proffitt of Raven and Elizabeth Gilbert of Cedar Bluff.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Amanda Leah Proffitt; maternal grandparents, John Gilbert and Juanita Brown; and paternal grandparents, Arch and Margie Proffitt.
Additional survivor: brother, Rusty Allen Proffitt of Raven.
Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. May 26 at Proffitt Cemetery at Horton Ridge with Rev. James Dye officiating.
Singleton Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Lotus Berbert Reed
Lotus Berbert Reed, 97, of Bluefield, VA, died May 22 in a Goldsboro, NC, hospital.
Born in Pocahontas, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Ethel Myers Berbert.
She was a member of the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church in Bluefield, VA and was a former employee at National Electric Coil Co. for 26 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Reed; stepmother, Laura Berbert Phipps; two brothers, Charles and Lewis Berbert; and one sister, Daris Wall.
Survivors: daughters, Patsy Lawson of Bluefield, VA, Nell Bibb of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Mike Lawson and wife, Sharon, of Hebron, KY, Sharon Morris and husband, Frank, and Tamela Belk, all of Lakeland, FL, David Bibb and wife, Denise, of Goldsboro, Kyla Zimmer and husband, Jim, of Chattanooga, TN, John Bibb of North Richland Hills, TX; great grandchildren, Brad Zimmer, Ben Zimmer, Tricia Zimmer, Jason Morris, Keith Morris and William Belk; great great grandchildren, Ann Stahl and husband, Andy, Chris Lawson and wife, Heather, Laura Woodhouse and husband, Todd, John David Bibb, Holly Bibb, Joey Bibb and Kolton Bibb; and great great great grandchildren, Colin and Olivia Stahl, Emma and Jack Lawson and Katie Woodhouse.
The funeral was conducted May 26 at 2 p.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, VA with the Rev. Terry Goodman and Pastor David Jackson officiating.
Burial followed in the Monte-Vista Cemetery in Greenvalley.
Steve "Frog" Reynolds
Steve D. "Frog" Reynolds, 54, of Raven, died May 22 at his home.
Born July 4, 1951 in Clifton Farm, he was a son of the late Herman "Shade" Reynolds and Beulah Lester Reynolds.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was formerly employed at Jewell Smokeless.
Survivors: wife of 34 years, Teresa Adele Shelton Reynolds; daughters, Tracey Byrd and husband, Anthony, of Lebanon, Debra Clifton and husband, Mark, of Doran; grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth Byrd, Mathew Aaron Byrd, Cassandra Leigh Clifton, and Stephen Shaw Clifton; brothers, David Reynolds and wife, Ellen, and Raymond Reynolds and, wife, Judy, all of Lebanon, Carl Reynolds and wife, Madeline, Claude Reynolds, Clifford Reynolds and wife, Emma, all of Belfast, Charlie Reynolds and wife, Phyllis, of Keen Mountain; sister, Gladys Shelton and husband, Melvin, of Belfast; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. May 26 in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with President Michael McClure officiating.
Interment followed in Reynolds Cemetery on Kent’s Ridge.
Jimmy Lee Steele
Jimmy Lee Steele, 70, of Honaker, died May 22 at his home.
Born June 18, 1935 in Russell County, he was a son of the late Lacy and Bessie Fuller Steele.
He was a lifelong resident of the Honaker area. He was formerly employed by Gent’s Hardware Store, as an orderly at Mattie Williams Hospital, owned a gas station in Honaker, and most recently as a funeral assistant at Honaker Funeral Home.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Stump Steele; his beloved step-mother; Margie Steele; and one brother, Jackie Steele.
Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Saundra and Larry Wayne Honaker of Swords Creek; sisters, Judy Alexander of Rowe, Shirley Boyd of Kingsport, TN; brothers, Lacy Steele, Jr. and Billy Steele, both of Honaker; granddaughter, Jessica Fedelina and husband, Gianluca, of Charleston, SC; grandson, Jared Honaker and wife, Bethany, of Grundy; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. May 24 in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Jared Honaker and Rev. Chris Musick officiating.
Interment followed in the Clark Cemetery at Honaker.
George Carl Vandyke
George Carl Vandyke, 93, of Vansant, died May 26 at his home following an extended illness.
Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Arthur and Polly Ann Sisk Vandyke.
He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and a member of Dry Fork Primitive Baptist Church for more than 38 years. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Supervisor of Personnel and Living Quarters. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator and Foreman for Jewell Smokeless Inc. where he retired with more than 20 years of service. He was an avid professional bowler and gardener and loved his church. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virgie Mae Deel Vandyke, June 2, 1973, and is survived by his second wife, Crissie Mullins Hess Vandyke.
In addition, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Cox, Martha Street, Pauline Copenhaver and Ruth Viers; one brother, Linkous Vandyke; and one son-in-law, Larry Mullins.
Additional survivors: daughters, Carol and husband, David J. Keen, of Bluefield, VA, Janice Mullins Bartley of Vansant; sons, Jimmy and wife, Betty Jane Vandyke, of Beavercreek, OH, Sonny and wife, Geneva Vandyke, Rowe; sisters, Belle Anderson of Vansant, Cindy Axton of Freemont, OH; brothers, Clarence Vandyke, Estel Vandyke, and Junior and wife, Martha Vandyke, all of Vansant; grandchildren, Scott and wife, Karen Vandyke, Timothy Deskins, Steve and wife, Karen Vandyke, Angela and husband, Brian Krimmer, Rena and husband, Tim McGlothlin, Kim and husband, David Ratliff, Nichole and husband, Josh Snead; and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted May 29 at 2 p.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Evg. Scott Vandyke and Evg. William L. Neeley officiating.
Burial followed at the Dry Fork Cemetery on Dry Fork, near Vansant.
A song service was held at the funeral home May 27 at 7 p.m. and a service was held May 28 at 7:30 p.m. by Elders: Estil Hackney, Brian Moore and others.
Full military rites were conducted at the cemetery by members of John Ratliff Post No. 164 of the American Legion.
Arthur Prentiss Vanover
Arthur Prentiss Vanover, 83, of the Little Prater Section of Rt. #4, Grundy, died May 28 at his home following an extended illness.
Born in Dickenson County, he was a son of the late George and Lilly Mae Vanover.
He was a resident of Buchanan County most of his life and a member of Little Prater Church of Christ where he had served as an Elder. He served in the United States Navy four years during World War II, was a life-time member of the John Ratliff Post No. 164 of the American Legion, where he had served as Post Commander and had participated in more than 200 military funerals.
He was very active with the Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 746. His hobbies were woodworking, his flower garden, fishing, hunting and stone masonry. He was a retired mechanic and electrician from Jewell Coal and Coke Company.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Opal Pass Vanover – Mar. 10, 2003; brothers, John T., Grover C. Vanover and two infant brothers; and step-mother, Edna Stiltner Vanover.
Survivors: daughters, Patricia Ann and husband, Darrell Deel, of Grundy, Tammie Elswick of Salisbury, NC; son, Terry Lee Vanover of Tazewell; sister, Kate Pass of Goodlettsville, TN; brothers, Harold Vanover of Tuscon, AZ, Jack D. Vanover of Fairview, TN; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted May 30 at 11 a.m. at the Little Prater Church of Christ with Evgs. Michael Trent, Troy Brown, and Gerald Vanover officiating.
Burial followed in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock.
Services were held at the church May 29 at 7 p.m.
Full military rites were conducted at the cemetery by members of John Ratliff Post No. 164 of the American Legion.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy was in charge of arrangements.