Betty Ruth Haga Blevins of Chilhowie, 72, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at the Valley View Health Care Center in Chilhowie after an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 6, 1930, in Helena, W. Va. to the late Felix Lundy and Anna Mae Denny Haga, but was a lifelong resident of Smyth County. She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Harrison Cecil Haga.
Survivors include: her husband, Luther Kenneth Blevins; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Monica Blevins of Chilhowie, and Ken and Gail Blevins of Wilkesboro, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Scott Johnson of Gillett, Penn.; five grandchildren, William Luther, Gavin Nathaniel and Magan Alyce Blevins, and Anna Lee and Melanie Sue Johnson; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Fern Haga of Galva, Ill., J.B. and Dot Haga of Chilhowie, Clyde and Lorraine Haga of Springfield, Tenn,, and Ambers and Renie Haga of Chilhowie; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Louvenia and Richard Plummer of Galva, Ill., Mary Alice and Billy Williams of Bybee, Tenn., and Izetta and David Williams of Chilhowie; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Bradley-Finney Funeral Chapel in Chilhowie with Elder Eddie Lyle officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Riverside Cemetery in Chilhowie. The family requests that those wishing to attend the graveside services meet at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral services.
Bradley-Finney Funeral Chapel of Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements.
Lillie Glass Blevins of Atkins, 97, died Friday, September 20, 2002, at Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Mathus Blevins.
Survivors include: three daughters and sons-in-law, Annie Virginia Kecken of Baltimore, Md., Marie B. and Rhea B. Lawrence and Betty B. and Roscoe Porterfield, all of Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Tina Blevins of Atkins; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Annie G. Aker of Marion; and caretakers, Lois Keessee of Atkins and Charlotte Parks of Troutdale.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 22 with the Rev. Eddie Beck officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery.
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Anna Lois McFarland Hancock of Ceres, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at Takoma Adventist Hospital in Greenville, Tenn., after a long illness.
She made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Aileen and Donald Solomon in Greenville since 1998. She was born in Bland county, a daughter of the late Loranza D. "L.D." McFarland and Rosa Mae King McFarland. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron Hancock, a grandson, Robert Thompson, and a great-granddaughter, Erica Burton.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Mae and Donald Hanshew of Ceres, Doris and Lenden Thompson of Burkes Garden, and Aileen and Donald Solomon of Ceres; a son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Tammy Hancock of Ceres; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 20, at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ruthanne Henley officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel in Bland was in charge of arrangements.
Jimmie Tibbs of Ceres, 66, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at Wythe County Community Hospital in Wytheville.
He was born in Bland County, a son of the late Willis Perry and Ella Mae Kitts Tibbs.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Powell Tibbs of Marion; four daughters and son-in-law, Pamela Ann Tibbs of Ceres, Beth and Jim Brown of Bland, Lauren Katie Tibbs of Ceres, and Patty Rhea Tibbs of Bland; two sons, Gary Michael Tibbs of Ceres and Jimmie Lewis Tibbs of Chilhowie; three sisters, Anna Wayne Thompson of Ceres, Gladys Umbarger of Bland, and Alma Kitts of Columbus, Ga.; three brothers, Willis Tibbs of Rocky Mount, and Larry Bruce Tibbs and Joe Tibbs, both of Ceres; three grandchildren, Derek Tibbs of Ceres, and Kayla Tibbs and Lindsey Pires, both of Bland; special friends, Red Peck and David King, both of Ceres; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m. at Sharon Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in the Sharon Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel in Bland is in charge of arrangements.
Anna Myers Trail, 89, widow of Garland W. Trail, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at her home in Marion.
She attended Gethsemane Baptist Church. She was a fulltime homemaker, and loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include six daughters and sons-in-law, Twilene and William Gross of Sellersberg, Ind., Bonnie and Walker Keen of Marion, Zelma and Roy Keithley of Fletcher, N.C., Rose and Joe Johnson of Marion, Janie and George Collins of Chilhowie, and Deborah Trail of Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Betty Jo Trail of Bristol. Several nieces and nephews; three special friends, David Meek, Shirley Widner and Mrs. Keith "Esther" Crabtree; thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great -grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church with the Rev. Pat Gilbert and the Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwestern Virginia, 600 West Ridge Road, Wytheville, VA 24382.
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia Guy Werth, 54, and Sally McGavock Werth, 23, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
Larry Clemons Winebarger, 65, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion.
He was born in Smyth County to the late Joseph Clemons and Ruby Davis Winebarger and was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Keith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was retired from Harwood Mfg. He was a member of the Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and was active with the young people and teenagers.
Survivors include: his wife, Doris A. Winebarger; two daughters and son-in-law, Lisa W. and Mack Bailey of Abingdon and Deborah Ann Winebarger of Charlottesville; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Judy Winebarger of Marion; one sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Ira Tolliver of Salem; two grandchildren, Jonathan Bailey and Austin Bailey; a special friend, Stephen Baker, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment will follow in Resurrection Gardens with military honors being rendered by the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial donations may be made to the National Encephalitis Foundation.
Bradley's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alice Chapman Allison of Saltville, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002 at her home. She was born April 16, 1918, in Saltville, where she spent her entire life. She was a member of Cardwell Town Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman; her son, James; her grandson, Jeffrey Blevins; her parents, Susie and Andrew Chapman; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include: two daughters, Christine Bradley of Marietta, Ga., and Mary Pierce of Weston, Fla.; two sons-in-law, George Bradley and Jeff Pierce; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Allison of Karn City, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Kim Pierce and Robert Hoover, James and Kim Allison, Lare Allison and Don Selfridge, James Bradley, Susan Bradley and Tom Timmons; three great-grandchildren, Peyton Allison, Dessa Selfridge and Miles Hoover; one sister, Lula Broady of Lenoir, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, Sept. 21, at D. R. Henderson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Surber and the Rev. Jimmy Taylor officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Mount Rose Cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Virginia Hospice Care, P.O. Box 257, Rural Retreat, VA 24368.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Max Barker, 66 of Marion, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion.
He was born in Smyth County to the late Paul Barker and Hazel Quillen Barker Hopkins. He was preceded in death by one sister, Jessie Lee Edwards and a brother, Sonny Barker. He was retired from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salem and was currently employed with the Marion Transit as a dispatcher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Church Barker; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and David Rose of Roanoke and Angela and Scott Prater of Marion; two sons, Douglas Barker and his fiancÚ, Beverly Able of Shawsville and Max Eugene Barker of Chilhowie; three sisters, Betty Widener, Jean Kell, and Linda Sheets, all of Marion; one brother, Johnny Barker of Chilhowie; four half-sisters, Pauline Richardson, Sue Atwell, Glenna Turley and Kathy Hagy, all of Marion; three half-brothers, Michael Hopkins and Dennis Barker, both of Marion, and Jackie Barker of Bristol; and five grandchildren, Michele Barker, Alisha Barker, Jessica Rose, Jonathan Rose and Jordon Rose.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment will follow in the Thomas Cemetery with military honors rendered by the Francis Marion CFW Post 4667. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
Bradley's Funeral Home is in charge arrangements.
Ovid Lester Barker of Bel Air, Md., 86, died September 18, 2002, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Md.
Born in Troutdale, he was the son of the late James and Caddie Ann Lovelace Barker. Raised in Troutdale, he lived there for 22 years. He was a finishing carpenter and cabinet maker. He had worked for many contractors as a carpenter and his last employer was Kefauver's Lumber where he had worked for five years. He was a member of Baptist View Regular Baptist Church, Forest Hill, Md., for 37 years. He was an avid baseball and football fan and enjoyed gardening.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Walter G. Barker and Kline Barker, and a sister, Thelma V. Price.
Mr. Barker is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ina Ruth Testerman Barker; a son, Willard D. Barker of Bel Air, Md,; a daughter, Karen L. Fouse of Bel Air, Md.; six grandchildren, Sharon A. Barker, Edward L. Fouse, Jr., both of Bel Air, Maryland, Michael D. Fouse of Havre de Grace, Md., Willard D. Barker, Jr. of Washington, D.C., Donna J. Bader of Cockeysville, Md., and Janet C. Fouse of Bel Air, Md.; and three great-grandchildren, Brittany M. Fouse of Havre de Grace, Md., Megan E. Garcia of Bel Air, Md., and Andrew M. Fouse of Havre de Grace, Md.
Services will be at Baptist View Regular Baptist Church, Forest Hill, Md. at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with Pastor J. Fred Wyatt officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. The McComas Funeral Home, P.A., in Abingdon, Md. is in charge of arrangements.
Donna Jo McGlothlin Harrington of Burlington, N.C. died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002.
She was a native of Marion and was the daughter of the late William Bates McGlothlin Sr. and Mary Lawrence McGlothlin. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William B. McGlothlin Jr. and Jackie L. McGlothlin.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Harrington of Burlington, N.C.; one son, Michael Dean Harrington and wife Susan of Gibsonville, N.C.; one daughter, Paula Harrington Harrison and husband Dale of Burlington, N.C.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mary Jane McGlothlin; and a cousin, Rhea B. Lawrence of Marion.
This is a courtesy announcement of Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
Nellie Gray Copenhaver Hart of Marion, 95, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, in Webster, Texas.
She was born in Marion and was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil M. Hart, her mother, Virginia Copenhaver, one daughter, Eva Gray Hart, and three sons, Harold B. Hart, Everett M. Hart, and Wesley A. Hart.
Survivors include: three daughters, Shirley F. Chatham of Edgewood, Md., Juanita Collier of Alvin, Texas, and Agnes I. Maynard of Annapolis, Md.; five sons, Franklin Hart of Danville, Va., Charles W. Hart of Danville, Va., Edmond E. Hart of Alvin, Texas, and Roger L. Hart of Versailles, Mo.; two sisters, Carolyn Horne of Sugar Grove and Lila Jane Roark of Marion; 30 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel in Marion with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery.
Bradley's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rodger D. Hash of Taylor's Valley, 37, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002.
He was a life-long resident of Taylors Valley and graduated from Holston High School in 1983. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry, having served during the Just Cause Conflict in Panama. He was a member of the Taylors Valley Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Gina Hash; four children, Justin, Sierra, Abram, and Jaclyn; his parents, Leonard and Opal Hash of Taylors Valley; three brothers, David and his wife, Carrie, of Laurel Bloomery, Tenn., Mark and his wife, Eva, and Calvin Hash, both of Taylors Valley; three aunts, Ola Corum, Betty Bullock and Shirley Brown; one uncle, C.L.Hash; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Tim and Debbie Yates.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Taylors Valley Church of Christ with Mr. Maurice Widener officiating. Military graveside rites, conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 will follow the service in Jackson-Lewis Cemetery in Taylors Valley. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus is in charge of arrangements.