Doris Louise Barrett, 76, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, in the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion.
She is survived by two daughters, Sarah Jane Lamie and husband Henry Jackson, Annie Maie Lamie, all of Saltville; one son and daughter-in-law, Albert Neal and Cathy Barrett Jr. of Tannersville; three grandsons, Henry Jackson Lamie Jr. and wife Tammy of Saltville, John Neal Barrett and wife Nancy of Blacksburg, Charles Edward Lamie and wife Savannah of Saltville; two great-grandchildren, Victoria Star and Benjamin Albert Lamie; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Patsy and Howard Delano of Ophelia, Sarah and Jerry Walker of Hampton, Johnnie and Dennis Felter of Dinwiddie; one brother, Hiram Edgar Broome of Richmond; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; special friend, Bill Coward of Richmond.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at the Henderson Chapel in Saltville with the Rev. Wiley Neal officiating.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Wiltha Robbins Brooks, 75, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, in Francis Marion Manor.
She was born in Konnarock to the late Coy Herman Walls and Mary Mae Dolinger Walls and was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Pennington, and three brothers, Galen Walls, Arley Walls and Glenn Walls. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, C.L. Robbins, and her second husband, Smitty Brooks. She retired from Harwood after 34 years of service and was a member of Russell's Chapel.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Frank Robbins of Sugar Grove; three brothers, Herman Walls of Konnarock, Ambers Walls of Troutdale and Lloyd Walls of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Cora Alice Welch of Germantown, Md., and Irene Wright of Troutdale; two grandchildren, Stephanie Robbins and Priscilla Robbins; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at 8 p.m. from the Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel in Marion with the Rev. Herman Cress officiating.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at the Laurel Cemetery in Konnarock. The family received friends Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Flowers will be appreciated or memorial donations can be made to the Russell's Chapel, c/o Billy Reynolds, Scratch Gravel Road, Marion, VA 24354. Bradley's Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.
Ricky Wayne Cox, 42, of Ceres, died Friday, June 27, 2003.
He was born in Wythe County. He was a member of the Ceres Volunteer Fire Department and attended Bethany United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Alfred and Ruby Lucille Starling Cox; and a brother, David Michael Cox.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Nicole Cox of Saltville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Janet Cox of Galax, Darlene and Joe Lambert of Ceres, and Faye and David Hill of Fries; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul Eugene and Sandra Cox of Omaha, Neb., James Darnell Cox of Bastian, Blake and Diann Cox of Rural Retreat, David and Darlene Cox, and Norman and Lynn Cox, all of Bastian; special friends, Patricia Martin of Narrows, and David King of Ceres; and several nieces, nephews and other close relatives.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 1, at 2 p.m. in the Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel, Bland, with the Rev. Doug Hyndrich officiating. Interment followed in the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery in Ceres.
Highland Funeral Service Bland Chapel in Bland was in charge of the arrangements.
Ruth Scott Grubb, 84, formerly of Marion, died Friday, June 27, 2003, in the Williamson Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart E. Grubb.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald S. and Cindy Grubb of Collierville, Tenn.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Betty Jean and Dan Cox of Brentwood, Tenn. and Judith Ann Grubb of Richmond; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; three sisters-in-law, Lee Grubb Orfield, Anna Grubb and Mamie A. Scott, all of Marion; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services were held Mon., June 30, 2003, at 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Goodlettsville, Tenn., with the Rev. Jim Taylor officiating. Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.
This is a courtesy announcement by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
James Frankie Mathena, 62, of Scott Depot, W.Va., and formerly of the Black Lick community in Wythe County, died Friday, June 27, 2003.
He was a retired Rite Aid driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clint and Gertie Umberger Mathena; and a sister, Barbara Ann Mathena.
Survivors include wife, Hazel Umbarger Mathena of Scott Depot, W.Va.; two sons and daughter-in-law, Gary Allen and Virginia Mathena of Atkins, and Jeffrey Wayne Mathena of Scott Depot, W.Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Lynn and Brian Odell, of Scott Depot, W.Va.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several cousins.
Funeral services were Monday, June 30, at 2 p.m. in the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel, Wytheville. Interment was in the Marvin United Methodist Church Cemetery in the Black Lick community of Wythe County.
Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the Black Lick Cemetery Fund, Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society. Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of the arrangements.
William H. "Smokey" Semones, 82, of Rural Retreat, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at his residence.
He was born in Pulaski County. He was the retired owner of S&C Coal Company, a farmer and operator of Smokey's Trout Fishing. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Louise "Toots" Semones; one daughter, Patsy Carol Silvius; one son, William Calvin Semones; three sisters, Savannah Minnick, Lotus Moore and Eunice Semones.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred "Jean" Williams Semones; two daughters and son-in-law, Shirley and John Phillips of Orlando, Fla., and Deborah Semones Bays of St. Cloud, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Meredith Semones of Orlando, Fla.; six stepchildren and their spouses, Olyvia and Herschel Goetzinger of Sugar Grove, Johanna and David Nicholson of Cedar Springs, Alice and Ray Main of Vero Beach, Fla., Frances and Cooper Jones of Groseclose, Winston Whalen of Cedar Springs, and Eric and Angie Whalen of Radford; four sisters and brother-in-law, Vivian Kimbleton and Macie Mills, both of Parrott, Emily Hamilton of Dublin, and Mary Belle and James White of Radford; one brother and sister-in-law, Otha and Elva Semones of Dublin; 19 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Perkins and the Rev. William Meyers officiating.
Interment followed in the Semones Family Cemetery.
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of the arrangements.
Myrtle Elizabeth Shupe Blevins, 66, of Rural Retreat, died Wednesday, August 20, 2003, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Wythe Co. to the late John Franklin and Minnie Katherine Burse Shupe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Ernest Blevins, a daughter, Marlene Sult, a sister, Mary Margaret “Pee Wee” Shupe and a brother, Harlow Shupe.
She is survived by two sons, Gary F. Anderson of Rural Retreat, and Michael T. Anderson of Wytheville; one daughter, Candy Sue Rose of Wytheville; one sister, Bonnie Glass of Crewe; three brothers, Jimmy Shupe, William “Bill Tom” Shupe and Jerry Shupe, all of Rural Retreat, seven step-children, seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 2003, at the Lindsey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jody Blevins and the Rev. Walter Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat.
The family received friends Friday evening at the funeral home.
Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat is in charge of arrangements.
Clyde “Stan” Burgess, 65, died Friday, August 22, 2003, at his home in Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilmore and Lula Doane Burgess, one sister, Freda Burgess and one son, James Stanley Burgess.
He served as a grocery store manager for Giant Food Stores for 11 years in the Maryland and D.C. area. He was also a supervisor at Moldings Inc. and manager at the Whitehall Apartments in Chilhowie for 20 years. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and woodworking. He was especially proud of his granddaughter and grandson, Brandi and Jason, his great-granddaughters, Zoey and Jocelyn, and his great nieces and nephews, Ashleigh, Lindsay and Cody McMahan.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Whitt Burgess; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Sheila Brewer of Marion; three daughters, Lucinda ‘Cindy’ Brewer of Marion, Teresa Chambers of Spotsylvania and Sandra Burgess of Hendersonville, N.C.; two brothers, Harold Burgess of Maryland and David “Carson” Burgess of Roanoke; three sisters, Betty Buchanan of Rockville, Md, Eileen Worley of Seven Mile Ford and Charlotte Jones of Chilhowie; three sisters-in-law, Mary Caroline Ratliff of Chilhowie, Mary Geneva Brown and Freda Whitt, both of Marion; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 25, 2003, at Bradley’s Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Horton officiating, burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery in Marion.
The family will receive friends Sunday, August 24, from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Bradley’s Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.
James M. Rich, 76, died Sunday, August 17, 2003, at Fairfax Nursing Center.
He is survived by his wife, Joan S. Rich; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Mike Mulreany of Oakton; two sons and daughters-in-law, J. Stephen and Maria Rich of Haymarket and David Michael and Jenny Rich of Stanwood, Wa.; one brother, Roy Rich of Marion; four sisters, Pauline Greer and Viola Alexander, both of Marion, Edith McMillan of Monroe, N.C., and Sarah Eller of Chilhowie; five grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; and a very special nephew and wife, Willie and Debbie Rich of Marion.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at Oakton Methodist Church, 2951 Chain Bridge Road in Oakton at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour before the service. Interment was at the Flint Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Oakton Lions Club for Old Dominion Eye Bank, P.O. Box 222, Oakton, Va., 22124.
Money and King Funeral Home in Vienna was in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Ann Robbins of Saltville, 32, died Wednesday, August 20, 2003, while at the University of Birmingham in Alabama.
She was a member of the Light House Baptist Church and an employee of Clark’s Pharmacy in Saltville.
She is survived by her husband, Russell Wayne Robbins; one son, Austin Hunter Robbins of the home; mother and stepfather, Freda Anne and Wayne Dinsmore of Saltville; father, John Wayne Smith of Saltville; grandmother, Mae Shepphard of Saltville; great-grandmother, Linah Odell of Saltville; four brothers, Michael Smith, Steven Smith, Jeff Dinsmore and Allen Dinsmore, all of Saltville; one sister, Tina Olinger of Saltville; one step-sister, Leslie Williams of Richmond; mother-in-law, Elsie Robbins of Saltville; two brothers-in-law, Darrell DeBord of Saltville and Lewis Olinger of Richmond; two sisters-in law, Mary Ellen DeBord and Tammy Dinsmore of Saltville, and Annie Smith Abingdon; two nephews, Caleb DeBord and Cody Smith; two nieces, Madison Smith and Stacy Williams; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2003, at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Benny Frye officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizabeth Cemetery.
The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Maxwell Sims, 78, died Monday, August 18, 2003, at his home in Marion.
He was a veteran having served in the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Wolfe Sims, two daughters, one son, his parents, four brothers, and four sisters.
He is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Randall (Sonny) and Wanda Sims of Ogden, Utah, Ricky and Susanne Sims of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., Ronnie and Elaine Sims of Ogden, Utah, Arnold and LeAnn Sims of Marion, and Wayne and Brenda Sims of Rural Retreat; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila (Sissy) Garcia of Ogden, Utah, Teenie and Steve Brooks of Ogden, Utah, Wanda Whittle of Marion and Tammy and Ron Chadwick of Ogden, Utah; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma and Thomas Haus of Ohio, Barbara Sims of Florida, Nancy and Gene Freeman of Virginia, Patty and Bob Johnson of West Virginia, Brenda and Mike Norwalk of Tennessee and Sharon and Howard Overbaugh of Virginia; 32 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held Friday, August 22, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage and Ricky Sims officiating. Burial followed in Round Hill Cemetery, Marion. The family received friends Thursday evening at Seaver-Brown.
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service in Marion was in charge of arrangements.