Nancy Inez McCoy Childers, age 95, of Chilhowie, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 in Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie.
She was the widow of Drewry Childers.
Surviving are one son, Drewry (Gabe) Childers, Chilhowie; one daughter, Shirley Childers, Chilhowie; one niece, Betty Upchurch, Chilhowie; one nephew, Pete McCoy, Chilhowie.
Graveside services were conducted Friday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Lambert officiating.
Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Alice M. Crigger, age 81, of Chilhowie, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 at the Smyth County Community Hospital.
She was the widow of Theodore P. Crigger and was a member of Grosses Creek Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sisters, Agnes Yates, Switchback, W.Va., Hazel Hollars, Avondale, Penn., and Ruby Suits, Chilhowie; one brother, Ray Sheets, Stephenson, W.Va.; two sisters-in-law, Via Sheets, Stephenson, W.Va., and June Newman, Clinton, Iowa; three brothers-in-law, James Johnson, Roy Suits, both of Chilhowie, and Bill Crigger, Clinton, Iowa; a special nephew, Jim Johnson, Chilhowie; several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m. at Grosses Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Sheets and the Rev. Avery Sheets officiating. Burial will follow in Grosses Creek Cemetery.
Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
Raphael 'Buddy' Lynn Graham, age 44, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000 in an accidental drowning at Hungry Mother Lake in Marion.
Mr. Graham was the son of Rosemarie G. Boyd of Marion and the late Edward Anderson.
He is also survived by his wife, Gerri S. Graham, Marion; three sisters, Roslyn E. Graham, Marion, Jamie M. 'Patti' Johnson, Max Meadows, and Vickie Anderson, Ellicott City, Md.; seven brothers, Chris Graham, Charles Anderson, Garnett Anderson and Vincent Anderson, all of Abingdon, Mark Graham, Marion, Melvin Anderson and Timothy Anderson, both of Glade Spring; 'Big Moma,' Mrs. Roslyn S. Graham of Newark, Del.; his paternal grandmother, Nellie Anderson of Abingdon; one aunt, Libby MacIlrath of Max Meadows; two uncles, Harry 'Pat' Graham and William 'Billy' Graham, both of San Antonio, Texas; three great-aunts; one great-uncle; 11 nieces and nephews; one great-nephew; a host of special cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Father Robert Krenik officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by Marion VFW Post 4667. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Earl Thomas Grishaw, age 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000 at his home in Nathalie.
Surviving are his wife, Margie Snow Grishaw; one daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Louis Jones of Marion; one stepdaughter and husband, Patricia and Mike Hollifield of Clayton, N.C.; one stepson and wife, William and Robin Glover of Youngsville, N.C.; four brothers, LeRoy Grishaw, Gene Grishaw, Jimmy Grishaw, and the Rev. Bill Grishaw; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. in Barnettís Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Grishaw officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery.
Barnettís Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
David Andrew Shupe, age 79, of Chilhowie, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000 at the Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mr. Shupe was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Frances Marion VFW Post 4667.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Hicks; and two brothers, Frank Shupe and Earnest Shupe.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine S. Shupe, Chilhowie; three sisters, Ruby Martin, Edith Blankenbeckler, both of Chilhowie, and Evelyn Myers, Clifton Forge; one brother, Donald Shupe, Chilhowie; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Grosses Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Sheets, the Rev. Mike Haga and the Rev. Gary Blankenbeckler officiating. Burial will follow in Grosses Creek Cemetery.
Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
Sidney C. Snodgrass Jr., age 73, of Chilhowie, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 at the Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mr. Snodgrass was a member, elder and former deacon of the Main Street Christian Church in Saltville. He was a lifetime member of the Saltville/Rich Valley Lions Club, and Melvin Jones Fellow, Past District Governor of 24F District, and a Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of the William King Lodge, 32nd Degree Mason, Past Grand Master, Saltville Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, past Worthy Patron, past Master ñ Blue Lodge, and the Smyth County Shrine Club, Kazim Temple.
He was employed by the Smyth County Sheriff's Department for 27 years and was a retired Chief Case Manager with Mt. Rogers ASAP.
Mr. Snodgrass was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney C. Snodgrass Sr. and Mazie Snodgrass; a sister, June Williams; three brothers, Bill Snodgrass, Charles Everett Snodgrass, and D.R. Snodgrass; and his former wife, Virginia Dare Catron Snodgrass.
Surviving are his wife, Bobbie Walker Snodgrass; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. 'Sandy' and Phyllis Snodgrass; one daughter and son-in-law, Martha 'Bunny' and Mark Palmer; one sister and brother-in-law, Loretta S. and Harold McDaniel; one stepson and wife, Jay B. and Lisa Keen; six grandchildren: Travis and Derek Snodgrass, Jonathan and Amber Palmer, and Tyler and Lauren Keen; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Main Street Christian Church in Saltville with the Rev. Cal Hultgren and the Rev. Charles Blevins officiating. Burial was in the Mount Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Main Street Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 657, Saltville, VA 24370 or Saltville/Rich Valley Lions Club, Leader Dog Foundation.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Ruby E. Bosley of Atkins, 76, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at her residence.
She was born in Glade Spring to the late Rube and Maggie Powers Heath and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Bosley. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include: five sons and daughters-in-law, Toag and Terry Bosley and Lafayette, La., Kenneth and Kathy Bosley, Washington Borough, Pa., Jack Boseley, Marietta, Pa., Eddie and Cathy Bosley of Atkins, Mike and Kelly Boseley, Marietta, Pa.; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Kate Greer of Atkins, Peggy and Terry Peters of York, Pa., Darlene and Roy Ritzman of Marietta, Pa., and Kathy and Keith Hoak of May Town, Pa.; four brothers, Ben Heath and John Heath, both of Glade Spring, Ed Heath of Chilhowie, and Shirley Gainer of Columbia, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several special nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 26, at Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel in Marion with the Rev. Denis Turley officiating. Burial followed in the Rush Creek Cemetery.
Bradley's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Myrtle Frances Moore Fore of Glade Spring, 75, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn.
Survivors include: her husband, John Richard Fore; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Joe Fore and Edgar and Janice Fore, all of Glade Spring, and Rick and Anita Fore of Abingdon; one daughter and son-in-law, Lee and Jerry Carpenter of Sparta, N.C.; two sisters, Ada Gentry of Meadowview and Betty Walker of Seven Mile Ford; one brother, Ralph Moore of Lake Charles, La.; nine grandchildren, Jason, Chad, Jesse, Brad, Kim, Cassie, John, Jackson and Megan; four great-grandchildren, Bethany, Ashton, Arden and Madison.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Chilhowie with the Rev. Harry Tindell and the Rev. Rick Cuddy officiating. Burial was in Old Glade Cemetery.
Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
William F. Mason of Chilhowie, 84, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, at Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion.
He was a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church in Chilhowie. He was retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include: his wife, Mae Sturgill Mason of Chilhowie; three daughters and one son-in-law, Jonell Thompson of New Orleans, La., Mildred and George Vacha of Marion and Lois Aker of Chilhowie; one son, Johnny Mason of Louisiana; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 26, at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Bill Delp and the Rev. Charles DeBord officiating. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Mount Rose Cemetery in Glade Spring with military rites conducted by Marion VFW Post #4667.
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Betty W. McClure of Chilhowie, 74, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, in the Asbury Center at Birdmont in Wytheville.
She was born March 20, 1928, in Smyth County to the late William H. and Maggie Urps Wheeler. She was a member of Chilhowie Baptist Church and retired after 21 years from Valley Health Care Center as a nurse's aide.
Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles H. "Charlie" and Geneva McClure of Marion and Haynes and Janice McClure of Flatridge; four grandchildren, Melissa Conklin of Bristol, Brandon McClure of Flatridge, and Charles E. McClure and Destiny McClure, both of Marion; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack Wheeler of Chilhowie; one sister, Louise Wheeler of Chilhowie; one nephew, Dennis Wheeler of Monticello, Ky.; and special friends Neura Havens and Betty Gilbert.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 27 at Chilhowie Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Herrell officiating. The family will welcome friends at the home of Charlie and Geneva McClure, 292 Porter Valley Road, Marion.
Bradley-Finney Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
George R. Allison of Saltville, 64, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, in the V.A. Medical Center in Louisville, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Taylor Alison, and his parents, William and Vivian Allison. He was a retired employee of Marley Mouldings. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of Saltville VFW Post 7328.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Nancy Allison of Vass, N.C.; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Thom Bates of Elizabethton, Ky.; two sisters, Rose Taylor of Meadowview and Cora Gillespie of Saltville; three grandchildren, Brandon Yarber, Kris and Renee Allison, and Becky Allison; four step-grandchildren, Meghan Bates, Tommy Bates, Chelsea Bates, and J.R. Bates; three step-great-grandchildren, Ricky, Lindsay and Kaitlyn; and several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, Sept. 16, at the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Surber and the Rev. Benny Frye officiating. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Elizabeth Cemetery with the Saltville VFW Post 7328 conducting military rites.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Pearl Lucille Cox Cassell of Ceres, 105, one day short of 106, died Friday, September 13, 2002, at the Edgemont Center in Wytheville.
She was born Sept. 14, 1896, in Bland County to the late Lee and Susan Groseclose Cox and was preceded in death by her husband, Davis Cassell. She graduated from Ceres High School and taught school at the Cave School. She was a member of Bethany Church.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Filmore and Marie Cassell, Ceres and one sister, Alberta Cox, Ceres. She also leaves seven grandchildren and spouses, Harold and Linda Cassell of Salem, Iris and Maynard Gardner and Eugene Cassell, all of Wytheville, Arleene and Reggie White of Jacksonville, Fla., and Arnold and Donna Cassell, Carlton and Betty Cassell and Valerie and Jerrie Mutter, all of Ceres. She had 13 great-grandchildren, Tim Cassell, Tyron Cassell, Eric Gardner, Heather Gardner, Jason Gardner, Adam Gardner, Scott White, Ben White, Daniel White, Christopher Cassell, Shawn Cassell, Michael Cassell and Kimberly Cassell; and one great-great granddaughter, Cayla Cassell.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 15, at Bethany Methodist Church in Ceres with the Rev. Ruth Ann Henley officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Bradley's Funeral Home of Marion was in charge of arrangements.