JOHN CLINTON "BUD" WEST
VESTA - John Clinton "Bud" West, 79, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at the VA Medical Center in Salem. He was born in Patrick County on April 6, 1923 to the late Andrew Bennett and Emma Hall West. In addition to his parents, Mr. West was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Sutphin West; one son, Roger West; and one brother, Glidewell F. West. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a self-employed heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by: three sons, Clinton West of Meadows of Dan, Mike West of Stuart, and Garland West of Vesta; a daughter, Cynthia "Loulou" West of Vesta; two grandchildren, John Lucas Cockram and Jeremiah Kane Cockram; and a step-grandson, Christopher Hodges; one brother, Jesse R. West of Collinsville; three sisters, Mildred Martin of Stuart, Marie Combs of Eden, North Carolina and Lucy Lee Cruise; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held on Friday, January 17, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart with Reverend Clarence Marshall officiating. Burial followed in the DeHart Family Cemetery with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.
BRIAN LEE QUESENBERRY
RADFORD - Brian Lee Quesenberry, 30, died suddenly Saturday, February 22, 2003. Brian was born in Radford, and was employed by C.L. "Buddy" Draughn Contractors. H e was the son of Stewart D. Quesenberry, of Blacksburg and the late Constance Bowles Kirk.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Quesenberry, sons Hunter D. and Brandon L. Quesenberry, and Lucas Shepard, all of Radford, grandmothers Stella M. Quesenberry and Lorene Beeman. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 25 at the Merrimac Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Jerry Sloss officiating. Interment followed in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The Quesenberry family is being served by Horne Funeral & Cremation Service in Christiansburg.
ESTELLENE S. SLUSHER
FLOYD - Estellene S. Slusher, 84, passed away Friday, February 21, 2003.
Survivors include: husband, William H. Slusher, Floyd; sons and daughters-in-law, Oscar Jr. and Betty Sue Jones, Floyd, Roger and Teresa Jones, Christiansburg; daughters and son-in-law, Iva Dale and Ira Duncan, Christiansburg, Dinah Mabry, Dublin, Sue Bailey, Christiansburg; step-daugher, Margaret Barnett, Front Royal, Deborah Schirman, Wilmington, NY, Louise Slusher, Yvonne Slusher, Alexandria; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elois and Virgil Trail, Willis, Avanelle and James Neal, Christiansburg; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, four step-great grandchildren.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 24, at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Roy Turpin and Reverend Stanley Hawkins officiating. Interment followed in the Slusher Cemetery.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Heritage Hall Nursing Home for their loving care.
DANIEL TAYLOR (D.T.) WEDDLE
FLOYD - Daniel Taylor (D.T.) Weddle, 76, passed away Wednesday night, February 19, 2003 at Skyline Manor Nursing Home. He was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by: his wife, Guida W. Weddle of Floyd; four children, Patricia Lee of Guntersville, Ala., Mary and Robert Cody of Guntersville, Ala, Robert and Kathy Weddle of Westfield, NC, Dale Weddle of Vinton; two grandchildren, Joshua and Zackery Weddle; two step-children, Anne and Bert Graham of Christiansburg, James and Rita Worrell of Floyd; two step-grandchildren, Catherine and Jacqueline Graham; sister and brother, Kathleen Jamison of Floyd and Alton and Geneva Weddle of Willis; several nieces and nephews and Shanta.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, February 22, at Topeco Church of the Brethren with Reverend Mike Varner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Graveside Military Honors by Hillsville Grover King VFW Post #1115 and Floyd VFW Post #7854.
ROANOKE - Byng Anglin, 80, formerly of Woolwine, passed away Monday, February 10, 2003. He was born May 13, 1922 in Woolwine, son of the late Walter and Ninnia Cox Anglin. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years, Janet Stockner Anglin, two brothers and a sister, Polo Anglin, Arko Anglin and Iris Anglin Via.
He retired from the United States Postal Service after serving as postmaster in Woolwine for thirty years and then continued to work as an award winning Realtor for the next fifteen years in Patrick and surrounding counties. He loved his homeplace and the people there. There was no place like home.
Surviving are: one daughter, Cathy Anglin, Roanoke; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Colleen Anglin, Roanoke; two grandsons, Christopher and Jonathan Anglin, all of the home; one brother, W.W. Anglin of Woolwine; a brother-in-law, Ned Stockner of Dublin.
Funeral services were private with Crypt Side services at Evergreen Burial Park in Roanoke. Donations may be made to Woolwine Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
CAROL ANN BYRD
RADFORD - Carol Ann Byrd, 36, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2003 at New River Valley Medical Center.
Surviving are: her husband, Greg Byrd, Radford; son Lennon Lyle, Radford; daughter, Miranda Lyle, Radford; father, John Stoots, Louisville, MS; mother, Elizabeth Bratton, Dublin; sister, Susan Stoots, Montvale; half-brother, J.R. Stoots, Louisville, MS; grandchildren, Hannah Williams, Braiden Lyle; unborn granddaughter, Mikala Lyle; special friend, Jeff Lane, Christiansburg.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m. at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with Elder Jay Harris officiating. Burial followed in Indian Creek Cemetery, Willis.
EDITH PUGH CHAFIN
FLOYD - Edith Pugh Chafin, died Monday, February 3, 2003 in Skyline Manor Nursing Home in Floyd. She was born October 27, 1915 in Floyd County and was the daughter of the late Otho Cline and Gladys Sumner Pugh. She was a graduate of National Business College and a member of Mt. Elbert United Methodist Church. After a civil service career, she owned and operated Montgomery Tire Service in Christiansburg.
She is survived by: her husband of 59 years, Clarence Hayden Chafin; her sister, Ethel and husband, Lu Merritt; brother, Leslie C. Pugh and his wife, Joyce. Also surviving are a niece, Irene Underwood of St. Louis, MO; two nephews, John Pugh of Herndon, and Robert Pugh of Fredericksburg.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 6, at Horne Funeral Chapel with Reverend Mickey White officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Christiansburg Rescue Squad, Box 176, Christiansburg, VA 24068.
LINDA INEZ DUNCAN
FLOYD - Linda Inez Duncan, 55, passed away Friday, February 7, 2003 at her home. She was a member of the Floyd Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her husband, Fred C. Duncan, Floyd; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and John V. Austin, Gail and Bruce Wells, Floyd, Karen and Vance Durrance, Winder, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Angela Duncan, Indian Valley; mother, Edith Rampey, Floyd; grandchildren, Matthew McPeak, Sierra Addison, Dakotta Harmon, Neal Wells, Nathan Wells, Savannah Duncan, Brett Greer, Tanner Greer, Daniel Duncan, Naomi Wells; several aunts and uncles.
Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 10, at the Floyd Baptist Church with Reverend Tom Bumpus, Reverend Joe Cox and Reverend Ronald Sutphin officiating. Burial followed in Jacksonville Cemetery. Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, handled arrangements.
LOLA ALLIE GOAD
DUGSPUR - Lola Allie Goad, 77, died Friday, February 7, 2003 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Goad.
She is survived by: one sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and George Supthin of Floyd; brother, Arvin Goad of Dugspur; nephew, Kenneth Sutphin of Roanoke; niece, Vanessa Mays of Oak Island, North Carolina; two great-nieces, Kimberly King, Joli Wade; great-great-niece, Emma King.
Funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2003 at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel in Hillsville with Reverend Norman Goad officiating. Burial was at Monta Vista Memory Gardens, Galax.
SARRAH AGNES HYLTON
WILLIS - Sarrah Agnes Hylton, 81, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2003 at Laurel Meadow Nursing Home.
Survivors include: sister, Vada G. Hylton, Willis; brother and sister-in-law, Posey Lester and Darlene Hylton, Meadows of Dan; four sisters-in-law, Elsie Hylton, Willis, Charlotte Hylton, Trinity, North Carolina, Barbara Hylton, Wilis, Inez Hylton, Floyd; brother-in-law, Chester Boothe, Meadow of Dan; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, at Maberry
Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd. Burial followed in the Hylton Cemetery.
TROY LESLIE SOWERS
WILLIS - Troy Leslie Sowers, 82, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at New River Valley Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jabe and Stella Poff Sowers, a son, John Wayne Sowers and a sister, Winnie Bower.
Survivors include: wife, Elizabeth Alderman Sowers, Willis; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Freda Sowers, Willis; daughters and son-in-law, Sandra and Gary Dillon, Wanda Bolt, Willis; brother and sister-in-law, Luther and Laura Sowers, Floyd; sisters, Rheba Vaughn, Willis, Jo Ann Hale, Salem; grandchildren, Tommy Sowers, Kevin Sowers, Jimmy Wayne Radford, Micky Bolt, Michele Lytton; great-grandchildren, Brittany Sutphin, Jeffrey Wayne Radford, Troy Wayne Radford, Ryan Sowers, Camron Sowers, Chandler Sowers, Carlie and Ashton Lytton; two step great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 7, 2003 at Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with Reverend Roy Turpin officiating. Burial followed in the Barringer Cemetery.
FRANK JAMES REED
BLACKSBURG - Frank James Reed, 85, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2003.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Daily Reed, son, Kenneth Wayne Reed, granddaughter, Amber Marie Akers, four sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include: his wife, Vada Reed, Floyd; sons, Troy Reed, Floyd, Galen Reed, Blacksburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Florene and Elbert Lester, Roanoke, Arlene and Robert Dowdy, Blacksburg; sister, Iva Ohler, Taneytown, Maryland; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 9, at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren with Reverend Roy Turpin, Reverend Eli Yoder, and Reverend Jimmy Price officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, handled arrangements.
LARRY MELVIN WILLARD
FLOYD - Larry Melvin Willard, 61, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2003 in Manassas of natural causes. He was born in Surry County, North Carolina. He was employed by Pike Electric, Inc. of Mount Airy and was an overhead general foreman working in Manassas. He was a member of the Floyd Masonic Lodge #329. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Melvin and Dorothy "Jabe" Hicks Willard, a nephew, Terry Dean Mills.
He is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Melanie Willard Ratcliff and James Ratcliff, of Alum Ridge; son and daughter-in-law, Larry Allen and Susan Howard Willard of Riner; granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Willard; two grandsons, Rusty Allen Moore, Nicholas Jordan Willard; sister, Joyce Willard Richardson, Mount Airy, NC; brother and sister-in-law, James Ronnie and Judy Willard, Mount Airy, NC; two nieces, Angela Willard, Anne Richardson Swain and family; nephew, John Kim Richardson and family; special friend, Mary Akers, Floyd.
Funeral service was held Monday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. at New Venture Baptist Church (Flat Rock Area,) Mount Airy, North Carolina with Reverend Warren Pierce and Reverend Jimmy Cain officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Masonic rites were held at Gardner Funeral Home on Saturday, February 8, by Floyd Masonic Lodge #329 at 7 p.m. Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd, handled local arrangements.
LUTHER LEE HALL
PATRICK SPRINGS - Luther Lee Hall, 85, died Monday, September 30, 2002 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Patrick County on October 9, 1916, a son of the late Wallace O. Hall and the late Kitty Cruise Hall. He was retired from the Department of the interior with over 37 years of service in supervision. After his retirement, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for J.C. Joyce Trucking and Paving Co. He was a member of Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church in Meadows of Dan. He was a lifetime member of Golden Age Passport and Model "A" Restorers Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Belcher Hall, two brothers, Russell Hall and Benjamin Hall.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Irma Hall of the home, one daughter, Jewell Tolbert, Meadows of Dan; two sons, Dale Hall, Burnt Chimney, Arnold E. Hall, Martinsville; four step-sons, Gary Cannella, Lexington, KY, Douglas S. Cannella, Peiham, NH, Michael J. Cannella, Manchester, NH and Wayne R. Cannella, North Andover, Mass; sister, Christine H. Conner, Stuart; one brother, Coy Hall, Ridgeway; four grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at Howell Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Jack Foley, Alton Griffin and Bryant Childress officiating. Burial followed in Providence Community Cemetery in Patrick Springs. Howell Funeral Home in Stuart handled arrangements. Memorials may be made to donor's choice.
CAROL CONNER WIMMER
ROANOKE - Carol Conner Wimmer, 57, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2002. She was a loving wife and a wonderful mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Tilton E. "Gene" Wimmer, a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Greg Sward of San Francisco, California; granddaughter, Megan Sward; her mother, Golda M. Conner, Copper Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Phoebe C. and Floyd "Doc" Schuyler, Roanoke; mother-in-law, Lottie Wimmer, Bent Mountain; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Brenda Wimmer and Ted Godwin, Floyd; several nieces; and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her father, W. Curtis Conner and a brother, William C. Conner, Jr.
Service was conducted at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2002. The Reverend James Worline and Reverend Doug Jones officiated. Interment followed in Sherwood Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association Memorial and Honor Program, P.O. Box 2680 N. Canton, Ohio 44720 (1-800-342-2383). Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel .
ESTELLE E. YEAROUT
CALIFORNIA - Estelle E. Yearout, 86, beloved mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Sunday, September 29, 2002 in Upland, California.
She was born June 15, 1916 in Leatherwood, and spent her childhood years in Eden, North Carolina. On April 1, 1937 he married Vernon W. Yearout from Floyd. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Wayne, Michigan, where she raised her four children, and was very active in church activities. In 1998, she retired to California. She was residing with her son prior to her admittance to Upland Community Hospital, where she passed away.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon W. Yearout, her daughter, Anita Yearout, and her daughter-in-law, Joan Yearout.
She is suvived by: two sons, Genry Yearout and his wife, Sharon, Belleville, Michigan and Dempsey Yearout, Upland, California; daughter, Verna (Dolly) Miller and her husband Clarence, Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Susan Peacor and her husband, Chris; Kurt Yearout and his wife Robyn; Joy and Sarah Yearout, Brett and Adrienne Miller; great-grandson, Austin Yearout; sister, Thelma Smith, Stoneville, North Carolina; numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and close friends.
She was devoted to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Draper Mortuary in Ontario, California. Services were held on October 5, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow on October 19, 2002 at Red Oak Grove Cemetery in Floyd.