EVELYN WURZBERGER SMALL
FALLS CHURCH - Evelyn Wurzberger Small, 82, passed away April 30, 2003 at Falls Church. He husband, Eddie Small preceded her in death. Evelyn was from Floyd County daughter of Charles and Jocie Wurzberger.
Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Irene Small, Reverend Bobby and Patsy Small, both of Falls Church; two sisters, Ruby W. Duncan, Christiansburg, Rosie Smith, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held May 2 at Falls Church
ADAM CHRISTOPHER STULL
RINER - Adam Christopher Stull, 20, went to the Lord on April 28, 2003 as a result of an automobile accident. He is now in the loving arms of his "second Mom," Becky. Adam was a member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren and was preceded in death by his grandmother, Madeline Hall.
Survivors include: his father and mother, Robert M. and Patsy Bowyer Stull, Riner; brothers, Andy Stull and loving companion Stacy Turpin, Radford, John Stull, Riner; special nephew, Jacob Adam Stull who was born on the day Adam left us; maternal grandparents, Dan and Nellie Bowyer, Moneta; paternal grandparents, Lama and Betty Stull, Gerrardstown, West Virginia, Emory Hall, Salem; his little buddy, his dog Peanut; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and family.
Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003 at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren with Reverend Richard Thomas, Reverend Bill Stovall and Reverend Glen Stevens officiating. Interment was in Beaver Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, The Ronald McDonald House, Riner Volunteer Fire Department or Christiansburg Rescue Squad. Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, handled arrangements.
FLOYD - Claire Wannamaker passed peacefully on Friday, May 2, 2003 at her home in Floyd.
She is survived by her children: Theresa Cook, Floyd, Jenny Meyers and her husband Mike, Raleigh, North Carolina, Lois Wannamaker, Virginia Beach and David Wannamaker, Middletown, Ohio; granddaughters, Tanya Cook, Floyd, Becky Bellinger, Virginia Beach, and Claire was known as "G.G." to her great-granddaughter Elaine. Special friend Mario Amaro and all of the family and friends Claire had all over the world will miss her greatly. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in her name to the Shriners Children's Hospital.
ISAAC JUNIOR HARMAN
FLOYD - Issac Junior Harman, 80, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2002 at his home.
He was a member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren and a Navy Veteran of World War II and served on the USS Leedstown in the South Pacific.
Survivors include: his wife, Ruby Reed Harman, Floyd; son, Larry Mark Harman, Floyd; grandsons, Justin Harman, Floyd, George Harman, Radford; sister, Ethel Williams, Floyd; brothers and sister-in-law, Earl Harman, Coy and Alva Mae Harman, Floyd; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Harman, Floyd, Treva Harman, Floyd; brothers-in-law, Eugene Hylton, Floyd, William Owens, South Mont, North Carolina.
Funeral was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren with Pastor Richard Thomas and Reverend Hebron Quesenberry officiating. Burial followed in Beaver Creek Cemetery with military honors by Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854 and
Floyd American Legion Post #127. Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, handled arrangements.
JAMES BURLEIGH PAGE
ROANOKE - James Burleigh Page, 80, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2002 at his home. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and was stationed in India and Burma. He helped to construct dams on the Columbia and Colorado Rivers as well as helped build the St. Lawrence Sea-Way.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, of fifty-five years.
He is survived by: four daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Jim Feek, Seattle, Washington, Leigh and Charlie McKay, Roanoke, Hilda and Ed Eck, Richmond, Dixi and Marty Harsh, Lovole, Maryland; four sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Lourdes Page, Roanoke, David and Joy Page, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Terry and Ann Page, Highland, Maryland, Larry and Donna Page, Roanoke; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2002 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with Reverend Clayton Riggs officiating. Burial was in Restvale Cemetery, Copper Hill, with military rites by Floyd V.F.W. and American Legion. In lieu of flowers he wanted his friends and family to plant a tree for him.
BRANNON SCOTT SLUSHER
PILOT - Brannon Scott Slusher, 29, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2002. He graduated from Floyd County High School in 1991. Brannon was employed by Homes Plus Construction, where he had been an employed for 11 years.
He is survived by: his mother and step-father, Linda and Maurice Harris; three aunts and spouses, Ruby and Richard Sutphin, Mary and Dale Wade, Imogene Cox; five uncles and spouse, Arthur Slusher, Milfred Slusher, Dexter and Mae Slusher, Charles Slusher, Luther Dale Slusher; step-brother, Scott Harris; special friend and her daughter, Candy and Cadee Nichols; many cousins; and a host of friends.
Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at Gardner Funeral Home with the Reverend Roy Turpin officiating. Interment followed at Jacksonville Cemetery.
ELVERNA HARRIS SOWERS
WILLIS - Elverna Harris Sowers, 80, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at Lewis-Gale Medical Center.
Survivors include: her husband, Covy M. Sowers, Willis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Owen Martin, Floyd, Melva and Troy Sutphin, Roanoke; one son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Barbara Sowers, Floyd; two sisters, Reva Rierson, Check, Mildred Hylton, Willis; brother and sister-in-law, Carlon and Pat Harris, Floyd; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 11, 2002 at Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with Reverend Michael Varner and Reverend Lawrence Nuckolls officiating. Burial followed in Topeco Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad, Floyd County Fire Department, Topeco Church or a charity of one's choice.
SANFORD REED TOWNLEY
FLOYD - Sanford Reed Townley, 77, of 418 Wills Ridge Road, passed away Friday, October 11, 2002 at Lewis-Gale Medical Center. He was born February 15, 1925 in Pittsylvania County. He was the son of the late Wesley and Ettie Townley. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Townley. He was a memer of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. He worked in the automotive repair business until his retirement in 1991. He served his country in World War II with the 853 Engineer Aviation Battalion until his honorable discharge in 1946.
Survivors include: his wife of 56 years, Velma Reed Townley, Floyd; son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Loretta Townley, Floyd; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Tom Vaughn, Willis; Shirley and Jeff McKinney, Joan and Jerry Chilton, Reidsville, North Carolina; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clyde and Nell Townley, Goodview, Eugene and Judy Townley, Willoughby, Ohio; grandchildren, Lynn Coffey and husband Clay, Tina Vaughn, Sharon Quesenberry and husband Darryl, John Vaughn, Wynn Boone, Deanna Johnston and husband Joathan, Autumn Townley, Jason Chilton and wife Lisa, Travis Chilton, Jeff McKinney, Jr., Jeremy McKinney; six great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2002 at the Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren with Pastor Richard Thomas officiating. Burial followed in Beaver Creek Cemetery. Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, handled arrangements.
Donations may be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad or the Floyd County Fire Department.
MICHAEL "MIKE" STEVIN CARR
BENT MOUNTAIN - Michael "Mike" Stevin Carr, 40, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2003.
He is survived by: his son, Isaiah Stevin Carr of Salem; his mother, Iris Nichols Carr of Copper Hill; a special lady, Cindy Beckner of Bent Mountain; two brothers and sister-in-law, Jesse and Christine Carr and Troy Carr, all of Copper Hill and two nieces, Tara and Alanna Carr.
Graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Wood Funeral Home, Floyd, handled arrangements.
HAROLD LEE JOHNSON
NEWPORT NEWS - Harold Lee Johnson, 87, died Saturday, July 12, 2003. He was a native of Newport News.
He retired from NASA as a mechanical engineer. He was a member of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary Willson Johnson.
Survivors include: a son, Lee Johnson and his wife, Sally, of Floyd; a brother, Bobby Johnson and his wife, Anne of Newport News; granddaughter, Priscilla Johnson of Shreveport, LA; nephew, Gary Johnson and his wife, Georgianne of Newport News.
A memorial service was conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church Chapel by Reverend Augusta B. Vanderbilt. Burial was in Floyd.
GAYNELL QUESENBERRY HUFF
CHRISTIANSBURG - Gaynell Quesenberry Huff, 87, formerly of Indian Valley died Sunday, July 13, 2003 at New River Valley Medical Center. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Edgar L. and Sarah Gardner Quesenberry; husband, Curby Lee Huff; son, Paul Huff; brothers, Guy Quesenberry, Willis Quesenberry and Blaine Quesenberry. She was a charter member of Indian Valley Church of God.
Survivors include: four sons and daughters-in-law, Jordon and Beatrice Huff, Hillsville, Joyce and Jean Huff, Indian Valley, James and Pat Huff, Christiansburg, Silas and Diane Huff, Floyd; four daughters and sons-in-law, Janie and Gerald Stevers, Pembroke, Shirley and Wendell Sutphin, Willis, Carolyn and Bob Rue, Christiansburg, May and Sal Choudhury, Blacksburg; two brothers, Ray Quesenberry, Frederick, Maryland, Seldon Quesenberry, Willis; one sister, Dovie Verkler, Los Angles, California; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at Indian Valley Church of God with Reverend Kenneth Poston, Reverend James Walker and Reverend Jerry Shepherd officiating. Burial was in Captain George Quesenberry Cemetery.Memorials may be made to Indian Valley Rescue Squad or Floyd County Christmas for Children. Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, handled arrangements.
MADELINE HALE SINK
OHIO - Madeline Hale Sink, 84, of Fairborn, Ohio, died Saturday, July 12, 2003 at Fox Run where she made her home. She was born in Floyd County on January 10, 1919, a daughter of Caleb E. and Clara Board Hale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Hugh Sink in 1978; her parents; her brothers, Lynwood and Reginald Hale; and her sister, Lucille Dowdy.
Surviving are: sons, Randall Sink and wife, Susan of Montvale, Michael (Mike) Sink and wife, Sueann of New Carlisle, Ohio, Patrick (Pat) Sink of Cleveland, Ohio, Benjamin (Benjie) Sink and wife, Cathy of Medway, Ohio; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Bessie H. Board of Check; and numerous other relatives and friends at Fox Run.
A graveside service will be held in Restvale Cemetery, Floyd County on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 11 a.m. Oakey's Roanoke Chapel handling funeral arrangements.
ROSETTA L. UNDERWOOD
ROANOKE - Rosetta L. Underwood, 71, went on to her heavenly Father, Tuesday, July 8, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manley V. (Tom) Underwood; and one son, Dale E. Underwood.
Surviving are her sons, Ronald L. Underwood and wife, Betty of Copper Hill, David W. Underwood and wife, Karen of Roanoke; three grandchildren, Steven Underwood, Allen Underwood and Brian Underwood; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eveleen and Julian Rutrough of Copper Hill, Glenna Link of Bristol, Kathleen and Vaughn Ferris of Roanoke; sister-in-law, Betty Conner of Roanoke.
Funeral service was held at Oakey's South Chapel on Thursday, July 10, at noon with the Reverend J.D. Harmon officiating. Interment followed in Restvale Cemetery, Floyd.
Special thanks to Vaughn and Kathleen Ferris for always being there. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.
CONLEY DEWEY HARMAN
VINTON - Conley Dewey Harman, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 20, 2003. He was born in Floyd County on October 19, 1914 and graduated from National Business College prior to serving in the Air Force during World War II. He was a Sergeant with the 8th Air Force Intelligence Station in Norwich, England for three years. He was the manager at 7-up Bottling Company in Greensboro, North Carolina for over 30 years. He was also a member of the Vinton Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, S.H. and Ellen Harman of Floyd.
He is survived by: his loving wife of 60 years, Ruth Overstreet Harman; a brother, Edward Harman of Christiansburg; two sisters, June Hylton of Floyd and Irene Lawson of Eden, North Carolina; numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery with the Reverend Bill Booth and Reverend Bill Hungate officiating. Oakey's Vinton Chapel handled arrangements.
Donations may be made to the Jennifer Ellen Craft Scholarship Fund, c/o P.O. Box 481, Vinton, Virginia 24179.
EVELYN MINNICK SORRELL
CROZET - Evelyn Minnick Sorrell, 90, of Crozet, formerly of Floyd and Pulaski, died Sunday, June 22, 2003 at her Crozet residence. She was born October 20, 1912 in Rockingham County. She was the daughter of the late George L. and Sallie Tussing Minnick. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pulaski. As a former resident of Pulaski for over fifty years, she devoted her life to caring for her family and later to the children of other families in the area. She led an exemplary life and all who knew her were blessed by her generous and loving nature.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Eugene Glasgow Sorrell, who was a mechanic in Pulaski County for the Virginia Department of Transportation. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Miller, Ruth Fox, and Gertrude Sowers, and three brothers, Paul R. Minnick, Ralph Minnick, and Carl Minnick.
She is survived by: one daughter, Evelyn Sorrell Hall of Crozet; two sons, Eugene G. Sorrell, Jr. of Ft. Myers, Florida and Reverend Paul M. Sorrell of Chesterfield; three sisters, Margaret M. Lawson of Jacksonville, Florida, Catherine M. Weeks of Floyd and Anna M. Sowers of Front Royal; brother, Miley Minnick of Ennis, Texas, as well a six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was cremated and her graveside memorial service was held Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at noon in Oakwood Cemetery in Pulaski. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Hospice of the Piedmont/Charlotte, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911.
WILLIAM JOSEPH "WJ" BOONE
WILLIS - William Joseph "WJ" Boone, 84, peacefully left this life for a better home the evening of Monday, July 7, 2003 at Skyline Manor Nursing Home. A member of Blue Ridge Primitive Baptist Church, WJ was a decorated World War II Veteran who returned home to work for the highway department before becoming a full-time farmer in Willis.
He is survived by: his wife, Kate Hylton Boone, Willis; sons and daughters-in-law, William Joseph "Joe" Boone Jr. and wife Ann, Reidsville, North Carolina, Timothy "Tim" Scott Boone and wife Christi, Willis; grandchildren, Wynn Jerel Boone, Reidsville, North Carolina, Deanna Boone Johnston and husband Jonathan, Martinsville, Brittney Ashen Boone, Chelsey Breann Boone, Willis; special great-grandson, William "Will" Michael Johnston. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2003 at Blue Ridge Primitive Baptist Church, Willis, with Elder Terry Wilson, Elder Edward Bowman and Elder Tim Witten officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Cemetery with graveside military rites by Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854 and American Legion Post #127. Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, handled arrangements.
ALDINE HARRIS CRAIG
WILLIS - Aldine Harris Craig, 93, passed away Monday, July 7, 2003 at Blue Ridge Nursing Home in Stuart. She was a member of Conners View Primitive Baptist church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George W. and Liza Ellen Harris, two sisters, Arlie Conner and Odgen Pickeral and a brother Murken Harris. Survivors include: brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Hope Harris, Meadows of Dan; sister, Sybil Mize, Bassett; step-son, Lester Craig, Stuart; step-daughters, Doris Conner, Bassett, Nelda Lovell, Woolwine, Avis Conner, Cummings, GA; 14 step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with Elder Edward Bowman officiating.