Ralph Henry Eller, age 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 at his home in Mt. Airy, N.C.
Mr. Eller was born in Kilarney, W.Va., on July 16, 1928, the son of the late Luke and Fannie Mae Blevins Eller. He was a member of First Trinity Baptist Church in Durham, N.C., was a building engineer and housing contractor and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Edna Peake Eller of the home; five daughters and sons-in-law, Victoria and Rey Rodriguez of Buffalo, N.Y., Karen Hunt, Patricia and Frank McKenna, Cathy and Jim Farmer, all of Durham, N.C., Connie Sue Ellen Jones of Mt. Airy, N.C.,; one son and daughter-in-law, Ralph David and Christina Eller of Durham, N.C.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Josephine and Sidney Dixon of Atkins, and Gaynell and Joe Moore of Glade Spring; one brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Karen Eller of Indiana; a brother-in-law, Glen Dolinger of Durham, N.C.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mt. Airy conducted by the Rev. Bob Dolinger. Burial was in Skyline Memory Gardens with full military rites conducted by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard Post 2019 of Mt. Airy and VFW Post 9436 of Pilot Mountain, N.C.
Moody Funeral Service in Mt. Airy, NC., was in charge of arrangements.
Rufus Brown "Sonny" Hedrick Jr., age 67, of Wytheville, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 in UVa Hospital.
Mr. Hedrick was the owner/operator of Hedrick Motor Co.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Keesling Hedrick; one daughter and son-in-law, Libby and Gordon Hoback, Wytheville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Tootsie and Junior Lawson, and Ruth and Randolph Mitchell, all of Wytheville; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clifton and Rosie Warden of Wytheville, and Jack and Betsy Keesling of Kingsport, Tenn.; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda and James Shrader of Wytheville; two grandchildren, Lynn and Cody Hoback; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Flowers will be appreciated but memorial contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation.
Gillman Funeral Chapel in Wytheville was in charge of arrangements.
Eula Tuggle McGlocklin, age 74, of Chilhowie, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000.
Mrs. McGlocklin was born in Russell County, the daughter of the late Lem Davis and Lou Eller Hunt Tuggle. She was the widow of Gordon Ray McGlocklin.
She was a member of the Rush Creek Primitive Baptist Church and had retired from Harwood Manufacturing of Abingdon. She was a 25 year member of the ILGWU.
Surviving are four sons: Oscar David (Mack) McGlocklin and Lecil Ray (Muscles) McGlocklin, both of Bristol, Tenn., Charles G. (Gus) McGlocklin of Emory, and Lem Alden (Red) McGlocklin of Chilhowie; six sisters: Lena Bell Hess, Jesse Adams and Lola Margaret Dixon, all of Chilhowie, Florence Bittkin of Leotto, Ind., Florence Tuell of Blountville, Tenn., and Sarah E. Hess of Marion; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Farris Funeral Chapel with Elder Eddie Lyles officiating.
Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Edna Mae Maiden, age 86, of Saltville, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
Mrs. Maiden was a member of Madam Russell Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Maiden and a sister, Ruth Clark.
Surviving are two daughters, Bernita Taylor of Saltville, and Lisa Heath of Chilhowie; three brothers, Ray Osborne, Coeburn, Ernest Osborne, Bristol, and Calvin Harrison, Bristol, Tenn.; three sisters, Bertha Clark, Glade Spring, Janie McCray, Newton, N.C., and Linda Ikerd, Maiden, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Robertson-Gouge officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Rose Cemetery.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth S. Potter, age 77, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000 at her home in Marion.
She was the widow of Dr. Richard C. Potter.
Mrs. Potter was born in the St. Clair’s community of Smyth County, a daughter of the late James and Bertha Blevins Starling. She was employed with Harwood and Southwestern State Hospital. She was also a manager with Felix’s Department Store in Marion.
Surviving are three sisters, Iva S. Bradley, Lillian S. Bush and Barbara S. Hutton, all of Marion; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. in Bradley’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Cemetery.
Bradley’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ida E. Shortt Surber, age 75, of Chilhowie, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at the Smyth County Community Hospital.
Surviving are her husband, Joseph Surber, Chilhowie; four sons, Eddie Surber, Germantown, Md., Tommy Surber, Chilhowie, William Surber, Frederick, Md., and Jimmy Surber, Landover, Md.; four daughters, Louise Miller, Odessa, Fla., Gracie Holmes, Bristol, Pauline Mobley, Germantown, Md., and Carol Brown, Tazewell; two sisters, Magnolia Oakes, Chilhowie, and Nell Call, Rich Valley; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home with burial in Ridgedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.
Michael R. "Hook" Wiles, age 40, of Volney, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000 in Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Wiles was born in West Jefferson, N.C., a son of Beulah Blevins Wiles of Whitetop and the late Albert Wiles.
Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Wanda Greer Wiles; one daughter, Rachal Wiles, of the home; one stepson, Jonathan Thomas of Abingdon; two sisters, Laura Cox of Warrensville, N.C., and Teresa Wiles of West Jefferson, N.C.; five brothers, Bob Wiles, Roger Wiles, Ed Wiles and Pete Wiles, all of Whitetop, and Ronnie Wiles of Rugby; one step-grandson; 11 nieces and nephews, and one great-niece.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. in Helton Valley Baptist Church in Whitetop with the Rev. Rex hall and the Rev. Jody Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Walls Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Rugby Rescue Squad, 1845 Rugby Road, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence is in charge of arrangements.
Vanessa M. Adrian Wilson, age 40, of Rockton, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 in Swedish American Hospital in Rockton, Ill.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Rockford, Ill., a daughter of Rowland and Doris Miners Adrian of Saltville. She was formerly employed with World Cup Packaging. She was preceded in death by one son, Brett Akers; a brother, Terry Adrian; and grandparents.
Surviving, besides her parents, are her husband, David Wilson; one son, Alexsander Akers of Rockton, Ill.; one daughter, Tanja Buss of Rockton, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Roy (Renee) Newland of Rockton, Ill.; two brothers, Dennis Adrian of Rockford, Ill., and Michael Adrian of Fort Collins, Colo.; several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was conducted Sunday, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m. in Fitzgerald & Associates Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel with the Rev. Joanne Nolan, chaplain, Swedish American Hospital, officiating.
Fitzgerald & Associates Funeral Home in Rockton, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.
Bobby Atkins, age 68, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 at Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mr. Atkins was a native of Beckley, W.Va., and a veteran of the armed forces, having served four years with the Marines and eight years with the Air Force. He had also worked as a coal miner for 17 years.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Ferguson Atkins; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Moses Tidwell and John Tidwell of Springfield; one granddaughter, Courtney Tidwell of Springfield; one brother, Julius Atkins of Beckley, W.Va.; one sister, Joanne Knuckles of Beckley, W.Va.; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. in Barnett’s Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo and the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial followed in Thomas Cemetery with full military honors being rendered by the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667.
Barnett’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jim Spiller Buchanan, age 99, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 in the Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mr. Buchanan was born in Rich Valley to the late John G. and Martha Graham Buchanan. He lived in Roanoke for several years and had been living in Marion for six years. He attended King College and was a member of the Red Hill Baptist Church in Roanoke.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hattie Ruth Buchanan, his second wife, Ruth Ridgeway Buchanan, and a daughter, Dorothy Buchanan Tudor.
Survivors include one sister, Elizabeth B. Motley, Marion; one son-in-law, Park Tudor, Marion; one granddaughter and husband, Suzanne T. and Robert D. May, Marion; three great-grandchildren, Robyn and Rick Akers, Jim and Penny May, and Todd and Kristy May, all of Marion; great-great-grandchildren, Adam, Matthew, Steven, Trey, Emma and Walker; special friends from the Red Hill Baptist Church; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. in Bradley’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Kingery officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery.
Bradley’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William Scott Campbell, age 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 at his home in Hyde Park, Vermont.
Mr. Campbell was originally from Saltville and retired from Bendix Aviation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Alice Campbell.
Surviving are his wife, Louise Campbell; one sister, Margie Caywood; one niece, Billie Lester; several other nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted in Binghamton, N.Y.
This is a courtesy announcement by D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville.
William Otis Hutton Sr., age 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 in Smyth County Community Hospital.
Surviving are one son, William Otis Hutton Jr., Seven Mile Ford; three grandchildren, William O. Hutton III, Sharon "Missy" Hutton and Curtis E. Pennington; three great-grandchildren, Gregory Pennington, Justin Pennington and Kelly Ann Hutton; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Hutton.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Jones and the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Graveside services were held Thursday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. on Middle Fork Cemetery.
Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.