DANVILLE, Va. - Roberta DeGrout Kyles, of 569 Bermuda Road, Danville, died suddenly December 14, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born June 19, 1934, in Hillburn, New York, she had been a resident of Danville for the past 13 years. She lived most of her life in Hillburn, New York, where she was an elder and clerk of session at Brook Chapel and a retired secretary.
She leaves behind her beloved husband of 50 years, Frank Kyles Jr., four children, Laurel, April, Frank III and David Kyles; two grandsons, Brenton and Kameron Kyles; mother-in-law, Madeline Kyles; five sisters, Betty Peterson, Joan Davis, Eileen Caldwell, Marilyn Glenda Royster, Kathi Davis and Elaine LaForte, and a host of friends and relatives.
Services will be held at Brook Presbyterian Church in Hillburn, New York.Scarr Funeral Home in Suffern, N.Y. is in charge of arrangements.
Larry Clayborne McDaniel
EDEN, N.C. - Larry Clayborne McDaniel, 58, of 326 Coleman St., died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002 at Morehead Memorial Hospital.
He was the owner and operator of Eden Monument Service and was a member of Stoneville Pentecostal Holiness Church.
He is survived by three daughters, Christy King and Larissa McDaniel, both of Eden and Gina Griffin, Stoneville; one son, Sam Shelton of Eden; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Overlook Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Fair Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of his daughter, Gina Griffin, 4025 Price Road, Stoneville, N.C.
Fair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cecil Bernard Motley
GRETNA, Va. - Cecil Bernard Motley, age 91, of Zion Road, Gretna, died Saturday, December 14, 2002 at Gretna Health Care Center.
Born January 24, 1911 in the Sheva Community of Pittsylvania County, Va., he was a son of the late Leslie B. Motley and Pattie Shelton Motley. Mr. Motley was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Shepherd Motley; two brothers, Herman D. Motley and Duke S. Motley; four sisters, Bernice Isaacs, Clarice Austin, Charlotte Motley and Shirley Motley. He was the oldest living member of Sheva Church of Christ and was a retired farmer.
He is survived by three sons, Archie L. Motley and his wife, Mary of Chatham, Sterling H. Motley and his wife, Betty of Danville and Ray C. Motley and his wife, Anita of Chatham; four daughters, Pattie M. Farthing and her husband James, Carolyn M. Shelton and her husband, Bobby, Cecil Faye Shelton and her husband, Cecil and Brenda G. Motley, all of Gretna; a sister-in-law, Bevelene Motley of Chatham; a brother-in-law, Joseph Austin of Englewood, N.J.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at the Colbert-Moran Chapel by Larry Owen, Minister and Frank Fuller, Minister.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and at other times will be at the residence of his son, Archie L. Motley, 6021 Strader Road, Chatham.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.
Anna Dean Shelton
DRY FORK, Va. - Anna Dean Shelton, 71, of 2624 Dry Fork Road, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 3, 1931, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Daniel Latney Shelton and Cassie Meadows Shelton.
She was a member of Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church.
She was predeceased by four brothers, Calvin A. Shelton, A.G. "Sheriff" Shelton, Otis L. Shelton and Dewey D. Shelton.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Kenneth E. Terry and the Rev. Harry Meadows officiating. Interment will be at Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral service.
Scott Funeral Home, Chatham, is in charge of arrangements.
Cecil H. Tilghman
DANVILLE, Va. - Cecil H. Tilghman, 81, 226 South Raleigh Court, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002 at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born March 22, 1921, he was the son of William Edward and Margaret Somers Tilghman, both deceased.
He was married to Doris A. Tilghman, who is still living, on Nov. 28, 1946.
He was an insurance salesman for American General Insurance Co. until his retirement.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving in the Infantry division.
He was a member of Moffett Memorial Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife of the residence, he is survived by one son, Jeff Tilghman of Danville; one daughter, Anne T. Bowman of Durham, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
The graveside service will be held 2 p.m. in Highland Burial Park with the Rev. Steve Carlton officiating.
Graveside military honors will be given by American Legion Memorial Post #325 Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 Tuesday at Barker Funeral Home Chapel.
At other times they will be at the residence. Barker Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Ruth Adkins Trent
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Mary Ruth Adkins Trent, 88, of Wilmington, N.C., died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002 in Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, after several years of declining health.
Born Nov. 4, 1914, in Museville, Va., she was the daughter of Charlie Ward Adkins and Kate Pruitt Adkins.
She married Walter F. Trent, who predeceased her. She lived her entire life in the Danville area prior to moving to Siler City in 1995 and then to Wilmington, N.C. in 1997.
She was a homemaker and a member of Lakewood Evangelical Methodist Church. She was the last surviving member of her generation.
She is survived by two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by one daughter, Claudette J. Layton; one son, Langston Jones; and one sister, Elizabeth A. Faison.
The graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Danville Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Jimmy Burks officiating.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Bachelors Hall Fire Department, 1301 Berry Hill Road, Danville, Va. 24541. Wrenn-Yeatts, Westover is in charge of arrangments.
Mildred Burnette White
HALIFAX, Va. - Mildred Burnette White, 85, of 1153 Ferry Trail, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at her home.
Born April 17, 1917, in Bradley County, Tenn., she was the daughter of James William Burnette and Grace Lee Trew Burnette.
She was a member of the Piney Grove Methodist Church in Cleveland, Tenn. She was married to Luke White, who predeceased her.
She is survived by three daughters, Grace W. Elliott of Scottsburg and Janice W. Alspaugh and Norma W. Newbill, both of Halifax; one son, Larry D. White of North Royalton, Ohio; one sister, Cynthia O. Lipford of Montcalm, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers and one sister. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halifax Memorial Gardens with the Rev. David Kilpatrick officiating. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 Monday at Powell Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the residence.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Southside Virginia Alzheimer's Association, 908 Q Hwy 1, South Hill, Va. 23970.
Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.
FREDERICK, Md. - William Otey Blair, 75, of 804 Montclaire Ave., died Saturday, April 6, 2002 at the residence.
Born Sept. 24, 1926 in Chatham, Va., he was a son of Charlie M. Blair and May Stone Anderson Blair.
He was married to H. Jean Rasberry Blair, who predeceased him. He was educated in Virginia and was in the U.S. Army. He served in the medical corps for 20 years until his retirement. He was employed as a civilian with the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit and was later a research technician. He was a member of First Baptist Church and was active in the men's bible class. He was also a member of Columbia Lodge # 58, A.F.& A. Masons.
Survivors include four children, William Otey Blair Jr. of Frederick, Rebecca Mae Blair Zack of Charleston, S.C., Philip Wayne Blair of Greer, S.C. and Steven Lewis Blair of Middletown; one brother, John Elbert Blair of Poquoson, Va.; one sister, Helen B. Grewe of Fairfield, Calif; and nine grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Mary Esther Blair, and three brothers, Charlie M. Blair Jr., James A. Blair and J. Wallace Blair.
The funeral service was held at noon Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at First Baptist Church, Frederick, with the Rev. Dr. Larry L. Eubanks Sr. officiating. Interment followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2002 at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home.
The family requested that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 217 Dill Ave., Frederick, Md. 21701.
Keeney and Basford Funeral Home was in charge of
DANVILLE, Va. - Essie Adkins Duncan, 91, formerly of 515 Middle St., died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Piney Forest Health Care Center following two years of declining health and 16 months at Piney Forest Health Care.
Born Nov. 18, 1910, in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of H.C. Adkins and Betty Lou Coleman Adkins Wilson.
She was married to John Morris Duncan, who predeceased her Oct. 8, 1953. She lived all of her life in Danville, where she was a homemaker and had been active in providing day care for children in her home. She wa a member of Trinity Church of God.
Survivors include three sons, Edward Duncan of Petersburg, Carroll Duncan of Federal Way, Wash. and Henry Duncan of Keeling; one daughter, Susie Lint of Danville; one brother, the Rev. M.D. Adkins of Danville; one sister, Irene D. Tuck of Danville; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a number of great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased, in addition to her husband and parents, by two daughters, Mary D. Little and Shirley D. Turner.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel with the Rev. M.D. Adkins and the Rev. Bill Bates officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.
The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel and will receive friends at other times at the residence of Irene Tuck, 515 Middle St.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DANVILLE, Va. - Linda Lee Jones Caywood Farrell, 55, of 129 Campbell Street, died Thursday, April 18, 2002 at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born November 11, 1946 in Danville, she was a daughter of Raymond Jones, who predeceased her, and Mildred Fallen Jones, who survives.
She was married June 11, 1988 to Charles Farrell, who survives. She taught English at Hargrave Military Academy and was also a drama instructor. She spent several years teaching at Piedmont Community College. She was a member of the National Education Association. She was a member of the Phi-Theta Kappa Sorority. She was an avid reader and had a poetic spirit. "Do not go gently into that good night, rage, rage against the dying of the light." This exemplifies her zest for life. She was to have received the "Teacher of the Year" award on Saturday, April 20, 2002.
Survivors, in addition to her mother of Danville and husband, include two sons, John Henderson Jr. and Charles A. Farrell, both of Danville; two daughters, Laura Lee Haley of Danville and Cathy Nenninger of Penn.; two sisters, Betty Jean White of Danville and Faith Marie Jones-Brown of Reidsville, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.
She was predeceased, in addition to her father, by one brother, Raymond Jones Jr.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Barker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rayd Forder officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Barker Funeral Home and at other times at 413 Jeannette Drive, Danville.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
PELHAM, N.C. - Virginia Lawson Hooker, 96, of 1102 Holland Road, died Friday, April 19, 2002 at the residence.
Born March 1, 1906 in Ararat, Va., she was a daughter of Doc Lawson and Eveline Goins Lawson.
She was married to Ezra L. Hooker, who predeceased her. She lived most of her life in Pittsylvania and Caswell counties. She was a homemaker and employed by Dan River Mills. She was a member of State Line Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Thelma F. Hooker of the residence, Marjorie F. McNichols of Blairs, Va. and Maxine F. Martin of Forest, Va.; one sister, Geneva L. Barker of Sardinia, Ohio; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Highland Burial Park with the Revs. Wayne Wallace and Leonard Watlington officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel and at other times at the residence.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DANVILLE, Va. - George Coleman Hylton, 87, of 5533 Mount Cross Road, died Thursday, April 18, 2002 at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 20, 1914 in Lunenburg County, he was a son of G. Lee Hylton and Cordie Cox Hylton.
He was married Jan. 13, 1945 to Mary Coleman Hylton, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater. He was employed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Tobacco Division for 30 years until retirement. He was a member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church and the Danville Kiwanis Club.
Survivors, in addition to his wife of the residence, include three sons, Charles Coleman Hylton of Danville, G. Hartwell Hylton of Darien, Conn. and Richard Lee Hylton of Danville; two brothers, Albert Hylton of Greensboro, N.C. and William Hylton of Valdosta, Ga.; four sisters, Violet Hylton Gochenour of Roanoke, Molly Hylton Wilson of Rushsylvania, Ohio, Jean Hylton Brown of Fairfax and Cordie Hylton Bass of Durham, N.C.; and six grandchildren.
He was predeceased, in addition to his parents, by one brother, G.L. Hylton.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jonathan Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Townes Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.
The family suggests that memorials be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church or to a charity of choice.
Townes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BLAIRS, Va. - Estee Lipscomb, 73, of 1620 Malmaison Road, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville.
Born Jan. 21, 1929, in Caswell County, N.C., he was a son of Robert "Plum" Lipscomb and Leaner Henderson Lipscomb.
He was first married to Pecora V. Lipscomb and then later married to Mae Della Lipscomb, who survives. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. Navy, having served tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam. He was the former owner of Lipscomb's Body Shop in Newport News.
Survivors, in addition to his wife of the residence, include one sister, Dorothy L. Butler of Norfolk; one brother, James Lipscomb of Danville; one son, Michael Lipscomb of Danville; two stepdaughters, Roxanne Holiness and Janice McCain, both of Danville; one stepson, Joe L. Henry of Danville; two grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by five sisters, Edna Lipscomb, Irene Lipscomb, Ossie H. Powell, Virginia L. Watkins and Cemilla Dudley, and one brother, Kemp Henderson.
The viewing was held from 1-8 p.m. Friday at Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home.
The funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Arthur Linder officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park with military rites performed by American Legion Post 29.
Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.