Rochelle "Rocky" Williams
NORFOLK, Va. - Rochelle "Rocky" Venturia Williams, 52, of 3407 Oceanview Ave., died suddenly Monday, May 27, 2002 at his residence.
Born January 26, 1950 in Danville, Va. he was a son of Harold Williams Sr. and Dorothy Adams Williams, who survive.
He was formerly married to Diane Gunn Williams and was a decorated veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two daughters, Yumeko Michelle Williams of Hampton, Va. and Reniqua W. Davis of Danville; one stepson, Cory Gunn of Danville; two sisters, Mariliyn Warren and Karen Clark, both of Danville; two brothers, Lawson Williams and Harold Williams, both of Danville; five grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Haywood Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HARRISONBURG, Va. - Agnes Brafford Yeaman, 73, of 1475 Virginia Avenue, died Monday, June 3, 2002 at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center in Harrisonburg.
Born January 6, 1929 in Danville, she was a daughter of Melvin Thomas Brafford and Louise Carter Hutcherson, who both predeceased her.
She was married to Herbert Curtis Yeaman, who predeceased her October 3, 2000. Mrs. Yeaman lived most of her life in Colonial Heights, Va. and Danville, Va. and was a member of Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church. She was a retired Medical Receptionist and had been in declining health for a number of years.
Survivors include one son, Herbert C. Yeaman, Jr. and his wife Nancy Yeaman of Richmond, Va.; one daughter, Susan Yeaman Clark and her husband Ed Clark of Warrenton, Va.; and two grandchildren, Wendi B. Clark and George Edward Clark, both of Warrenton, Va.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2002 at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Carlton officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Chapter of the Arthritic Foundation, 3805 Cutshaw Avenue, Suite 200, Richmond, VA 23230.
Elsie Cockran Campbell
DANVILLE, Va. - Elsie Cockran Campbell, 67, of 306 Guilford Street, died Saturday, September 14, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born February 25, 1935, in Draper, North Carolina, she was the daughter of Samuel Kerzy Cockran and Annie Maude Cockran, both deceased.
Mrs. Campbell was a clerk with Professional Pharmacy for the past 30 years and prior to that was employed with Peoples Drug for 10 years.
She married Eugene F. Campbell on February 29, 1956. He predeceased her on January 11, 1989.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna C. Campbell and Gina M. Harris, both of Danville; a son, Gary S. Campbell of Dry Fork; a special niece who was like a daughter to her, Pebbles Marlowe; five sisters, Rebecca Sue Harris, Juanita Warren, both of Danville, Linda Harville of Blairs, VA Helen McCallister of Vinton, VA and Ruth Bolton of High Point, NC; a special sister-in-law who was like a sister, Peggy Yates; and seven grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Tony A. King; three sisters, Joyce Fay, Christine Gill and Pauline Tipton; three brothers, Henry Cockran, Melvin Cockran and James E. Cockran; and her first husband, Emmitt King, Jr.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2002 at Barker Funeral Home Chapel with the Minister Garland Walker officiating. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park.
The family received friends 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Barker Funeral Home and will at other times at the residence.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edward T.C. Graves, Sr.
ALTON, Va. - Edward T.C. Graves, Sr., 89, of 1072 Calvary Road, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at his residence.
Born Jan. 10, 1913, in Weldon, N.C., he was the son of Felix Williamson Graves and Mary Clark Graves, both deceased.
He was a veteran of WW II, a Sargeant in the 79th Division-Artillery, a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and French Croix De Guerre recipient and received five campaign ribbons.
He was married to Carolyn Boynton Graves. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and formerly attended Guilford Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C. He was a member of American Legion Post 325, Cabel Graves Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans No. 1402 and a lifelong bird breeder. He was a retired farmer and textile manager at Randolph Mills, Franklinville, N.C.
In addition to his wife of Alton, he is survived by two sons, Edward Thorne Clark Graves Jr. and Joseph Boynton Graves, both of Alton; one brother, William Griffin Graves, II of Pawleys Island, S.C.; one sister, Cindy G. King of Raleigh, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David LeFon officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7-10 p.m. Tuesday at the residence.
Those wishing to give memorials please consider Oxford Orphanage, Oxford, N.C. or Patrick Henry Boys & Girls Plantations, P.O. Box 1398, Brookneal, Va. 24528.
Brooks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lucille Hobbs Howell
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. - Lucille Hobbs Howell, 81, of 1187 Old Cluster Springs Road, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002 at her residence.
Born Aug. 5, 1921, in Lee County, she was the daughter of David Creed Hobbs and Mattie Crabtree Hobbs, both deceased.
She was married to Richard Lester Howell, Sr., deceased; and retired from Howell's Grocery.
She is survived by one son, Richard Lester Howell, Jr. of Petersburg; one grandson, Samuel Howell of South Boston; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Evelyn Peters of Pennington Gap.
The graveside service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Davidson officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Brooks Funeral Home on Monday, Sept. 16, between 7-8 p.m.
The family requests those wishing to give memorials to please consider the Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592.
Brooks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lizzie Mae Power
GRETNA, Va. - Lizzie Mae Power, 65, of 6748 Deerview Road, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002 at Autumn Care of Altavista.
Born May 19, 1937, in Halifax County, she was a daughter of Jim Francis and Lena Clay Francis, both deceased.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Cecil R. "Buddy" Power of the residence; four sons, Harry W. Power, Billy R. Power, Richard L. Power and Samuel T. Power, all of Gretna; two daughters, Joan P. Myers and Connie P. Shelton, both of Gretna; two brothers, Wade Francis of Altavista and James "Ritt" Francis of Gretna; three sisters, Cathleen Griffen of Kembridge, Ethel Walden of Richmond and Arlene Waller of Rustburg; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, Herman Francis, Thornton Francis, Willie Francis and Dickie Francis; and two sisters, Lucy Mann and Alice Compton.
The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Colbert-Moran Chapel by the Rev. Dennis Nichols. Interment will follow in Gretna Burial Park.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jacqueline Robertson Renn
DANVILLE, Va. - Jacqueline Robertson Renn, 71, of 10515 Highway 700, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Brian Center for Health and Rehabilitation after one year of declining health and eight months in the hospital.
Born Jan. 5, 1931, in Danville, she was the daughter of Jesse Evans and Maggie Wells Evans.
She lived all of her life in Danville and Rockingham County, N.C. She worked for Piedmont Vending in food preparation for vending machines for a number of years.
She is survived by one sister and two brothers.
She is predeceased by one brother.
A private memorial service may be held at a later date.
The family suggests memorials be made to Christians United Baptist Church, 716 Claiborne Street, Danville, Va. 24540.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DANVILLE, Va. - Macie Roach, of 135 Oakhaven Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at the residence of her daughter.
Born Jan. 27, 1905, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., she was a daughter of Louis Bunyan Owens and Georgia Watts Owens.
She was married to Adolphus B. Roach, who predeceased her on Aug. 14, 1994.
She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church where she was in the Lottie Bigger Sunday school class. She was a charter member of the Town and Country Garden Club.
She is survived by one daughter, Audrey R. Cahill of Danville; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Townes Memorial Chapel with the Rev. William Blalock officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Townes Funeral Home and at other times at the residence of her daughter, 429 Maple Lane.
The family suggests memorials be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church.
Townes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Douglas Yeatts
DANVILLE, Va. - Robert Douglas Yeatts, 82, of 1468 Mill Creek Road, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002 at Danville Regional Medical Center. He had been in declining health for four months.
Born Nov. 4, 1919, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of Joseph Morris Yeatts and Ollie Firesheet Yeatts, both deceased.
He married Myrtle Moon Yeatts Feb. 8, 1940.
He lived his entire life in Pittsylvania County and was retired from Dan River Mills, Inc. after 45 years of service as a Dye House Operator. He was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church; and as an avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt and fish. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in Europe during WWII.
In addition to his wife of the residence, he is survived by two daughters, Alice Y. Oakes of Dry Fork and Connie Allen of Blairs; a son, David Ray Yeatts of Danville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Linwood Yeatts of Danville.
He was predeceased by a son, Robert Dale Yeatts; and a sister, Cossie Buntin.
The graveside funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Floral Hills Memory Gardens with the Rev. Darrell Campbell officiating. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 325.
The family will receive friends 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel and at other times at the residence.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William Douglas Anderson
PITTSVILLE, Va. - William Douglas Anderson, 86, of 6068 Pittsville Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at Gretna Health Care.
Born Jan. 31, 1916, in Pittsylvania County, he was a son of Hezekiah Anderson and Henrietta Brown Anderson.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Westvaco in Chatham and Corben Johnson Logging. He was a member of New Ridgeway United Methodist Church in Pittsville.
He is survived by his wife, Lola Anderson of the residence; three sons, Linwood Anderson of Gretna, Eddie Anderson and James Anderson, both of Pittsville; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Howard Anderson; two brothers, Burnice and Sam Anderson and a sister, Susie Anderson.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at New Ridgeway United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Miller Funeral Home, Gretna, is in charge of arrangements.
Cora Guthrie Barker
DANVILLE, Va. - Cora Guthrie Barker, 81, of 2135 North Main St., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 11, 1921, in Caswell County, N.C., she was a daughter of Artie Jackson Guthrie and Helen Wrenn Guthrie, both deceased.
She was a member of Kentuck Presbyterian Church where she was a former choir member. She worked as a quality checker for Dan River, Inc.
She married Bennie Marion Barker Jr. on Nov. 19, 1944. He predeceased her on May 12, 1984.
She is survived by two nieces, Joan Hogge of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Jo Ann Whitlow of Ringgold and a nephew, Edwin Terry Adams of Ringgold.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Guthrie Scearce.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Barker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. David H. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Friday at Barker Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to Kentuck Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, c/o Jo Ann Whitlow - Treasurer, 1109 Countryside Drive, Ringgold, VA 24586.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Doris Dalton Creasy
GRETNA, Va. - Doris Dalton Creasy, age 93, of Gretna, died Wednesday, January 29, 2003 in Autumn Care of Altavista.
Born September 28, 1909, in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of the late James Dalton and Mattie Schwitzerlett Dalton. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Green Creasy, also predeceased by five brothers and three sisters, Jesse Dalton, Homie Dalton, Ocie Dalton, Oscar Dalton, Burton Dalton, Myrtle Dalton, Ethel Davis and Alice Dove. Mrs. Creasy was a member of Midway Baptist Church, a member of W.M.U. and a member of the Fairview Home Demonstration Club.
She is survived by one son, Reuben L. Creasy and his wife, Marjorie of Brown Summitt, N.C.; three daughters, Mildred Rowland of Hurt, Evonne Wilkes of Gretna, Melba Rowland and her husband, Lowell of Danville; a sister, Beulah Hodnett of Rustburg; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2003, at Midway Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Lynn Marstin. Interment will follow in the Gretna Burial Park.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday evening at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 1688 Deer View Road, Gretna.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Midway Baptist Church Building Fund, 2136 Midway Road, Gretna, VA 24557 or Gretna Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 14, Gretna, VA 24557.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna, is in charge of arrangements.