Mary George Richardson Adams
DANVILLE, Va. - Mary George Richardson Adams, 85, of 560 Jamerson Road South, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002.
Born Feb. 6, 1917, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Sam Edward Richardson and Flossie Marie Newby Richardson.
She lived her early life in Keeling, moved to Washington State for 30 years, then moved back to the Danville area in 1981, where she worked as a sitter for Roman Eagle Memorial Home. She was of the primitive Baptist faith.
She is survived by a son, Ronnie Simmons of Keeling; two sisters, Lillie Woodson of Danville and Alice Hunter of Lebanon, Ore.
The graveside funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Floral Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Darrell Campbell officiating.
The family will receive friends at the residence of Doug Cockran, 436 Jamerson Road South.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kyle Watson Bowie
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. - Kyle Watson Bowie died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002.
Mr. Bowie was born Nov. 1, 1924 in Roanoke, son of Kyle W. Bowie Sr. and Catherince Cheatham.
A graduate of West Point, Mr. Bowie was assigned to Japan where he married Katharine Elizabeth Niblo. While there he was awarded the CIB and Purple Heart.
In 1965, a battalian commander, Mr. Bowie was assigned to Vietnam. In the first six months, he was engaged in a number of heavy battles and was awarded two silver stars and a number of other decorations and the battalion received a distinguished unit citation.
After returning to the United States, he was promoted to colonel before returning to Vietnam.
He returned to Halifax County in 1975, following his wife's passing. Mr. Bowie married Marie Foster.
Mr. Bowie served on the Board of Trustees for the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation.
He is survived by his wife, Marie; his daughter, Kay; his step-son, Lou; his step daughter, Amy; and six grandhildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Walter Watson Bowie.
There will be a graveside funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Epipscopal Church Cemetery with military rites.
Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Arrington 'Peggy' Chears
DANVILLE, Va. - Margaret Arrington "Peggy" Chears, formerly of 156 Forestdale Drive, Apartment 210, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Roman Eagle Memorial Home.
She was born in Danville on May 11, 1931, a daughter of the late William Crockett Chears and Frances Westbrook Chears.
Miss Chears attend public schools in Charlotte, N.C. and was a graduate of Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Miss Chears was employed eight years for the Extension Division for North Carolina State University and worked for seven years as a executive secretary for The Governor's Coordinating Committee on Aging.
Miss Chears returned to Danville in the early 1960s and had taught school at The Mount Hermon Elementary School. She later became a substitute teacher for the City of Danville Public Schools. She also taught at Danville Community College and had worked at The Alumni Office at Hargrave Military academy in Chatham, Va. Miss Chears was a member of The Main Street United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a nephew: William Crockett Chears II of Dallas, Texas; one niece, Catherine C. Sonnier and her husband, Richard of Dallas, Texas; two great nieces, Emily Arrington Sonnier and Grace Alexander Sonnier both of Dallas, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 from the graveside at Mountain View Cemetery by the Rev. Gary Milstead.
Townes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cornell Lee Elder
DANVILLE, Va. - Cornell Lee Elder, 31, of 621 Holbrook Street, Apt. 13, died unexpectedly Friday, August 30, 2002.
Born Oct. 14, 1970 in Danville, he was the son of Carl D. Chaney and Barbara Elder, both deceased.
Survivors include three sisters: Magnolia Pinchback and Janice Hairston of Danville, and Selina Burford of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers: Gary Elder of Danville and Michael Elder of Collinsville.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 5, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. from the Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jay Lee will officiate. Interment will follow in the Highland Burial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, 215-C Seminole Trail, Va.
Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Hutchins Hardy
DANVILLE, Va. - Dorothy Hutchins Hardy, 73, of 2909 Golf Club Road, died September 3, 2002, at her residence after two years of declining health.
Born August 21, 1929, in Surry County, N.C., she was the daughter of Roby Lee Hutchins and Treaver Stanley Hutchins.
Mrs. Hardy has been residing in the Pittsylvania County since 1971 prior to living in Rockingham County. Prior to her retirement, she owned and operated Dots Fabric Shop where the making of dolls was her specialized talent.
She also served as a foster parent for numerous children while residing in Rockingham County. Mrs. Hardy was a member of the Mount Hermon Baptist Church and she was a homemaker.
She was married to Gerald Haynes, who died in 1960. She married her second husband, Norman L. Hardy on May 29, 1971.
Survivors include husband, Norman L. Hardy of the residence; two sons, G.L. Haynes, Jr. and Ed Haynes, both of Danville; one daughter, Kathie Strader of Danville; two step-sons, Jackie Hardy and Vic Hardy, both of Danville; one step-daughter, Sue Pace of Danville; one half-brother, Raymond Hutchins of Danville; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Hermon Baptist Church with the Reverend Don Davidson and the Reverend Richard DeHart officiating.
The family will receive friends 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel and at other times at the residence.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Building Fund, 4385 Franklin Turnpike, Danville, VA 24540
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lucile Holden Lewis Hunt
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Lucile Holden Lewis Hunt, 101, died Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at her residence, the Masonic and Eastern Star Home in Greensboro.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1:30 p.,. Friday, September 6, 2002, at Greenhill Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at College Place United Methodist Church, with Dr. Charles Baker officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other times at the home of Kenneth Lewis, 610 Elmwood Dr., Greensboro, N.C.
Born June 9, 1901, in Guilford County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Clifford and Lizzie Bilbro Holden. She was a lifelong member of College Place United Methodist Church and the Hunt Wesley Sunday School Class. Mrs. Hunt was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. She was employed in the tailor shop at Vanstory Clothing Company for many years prior to her retirement.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl H. Lewis and T.P. Hunt; a daughter, Jane Dare Lewis who died in 1930 at the age of one year; a sister, Anne H. Glendinning; and brothers, Ruffin, George, Eugene and H.C. Holden Jr.
Survivors include daughters, Dorothy Lewis Adkins of Danville, Va., Beverly Lewis Desper of Greensboro; son, Kenneth E. Lewis of Greensboro; grandchildren, Donald Adkins and wife Judy of Danville, Steven Desper and wife Judy of Chapel Hill, Jimmy Desper and wife Janice of Fairfax, Va., Jane Desper Landreth and husband Eddy of Chapel Hill, Mamie L. Potter and husband Durham of Raleigh, Vicki L. O'Grady of Orlando, Fla., Ken Lewis Jr. and wife Lisa of Greensboro, Nancy L. Ludka and husband Keith of Owing, Md. and Susan L. Fieldstein and husband Mark of Wilmington; great-grandchildren, Liza, Jean and Anna Potter of Raleigh, Chelsea and Audrey Lewis of Greensboro, Katie and Camie Greene and Jordan Fieldstein of Wilmington, Sharon Spain and husband Chris of Boydton, Va., William Adkins, Mary Beth Adkins, Lori Cumbo and husband Dean, all of Danville, Va., Rebecca Desper and Nicholas Desper of Chapel Hill, Amanda Desper of Fairfax, Va., Madison and Jordon Landreth of Chapel Hill; great-great-grandchild, Dylan Cumbo of Danville, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to College Place United Methodist Church, 510 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27403, the Masonic and Eastern Star Home, 700 S. Holden Rd., Greensboro, NC or the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made through www.haneslineberry.com
Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Herman Lee Hyler
DANVILLE, Va. - Herman Lee Hyler, 64, of 3505 Mount Cross Road, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Monday, September 2, 2002.
He had been a patient at Duke University Medical Center for four weeks and had been in declining health since 1997.
He was born October 5, 1937, in the Bachelors Hall community of Pittsylvania County. He was the son of the late Bobby Allen Hyler and Helen Haley Hyler. He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Hill Hyler of the home.
He was a graduate of Brosville High School and Police Science at Danville Community College.
He was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of the Deacon Board, Treasurer of the Building and Finance Committee and a member of the Police Department Over 30 Club.
He was retired from the City of Danville as a police officer and served two years in the National Guard.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sandra Hyler of Richmond; a son, Randall Hyler of Alexander Va.; six sisters, Edna Hyler Mitchell, Betty Hyler Loeb, Linda Hyler Turner, Joyce Hyler Gryder, Virginia Hyler Murphy, all of Brosville and Mary Hyler Fitch of Middle River, Md.; two brothers, Raymond Hyler of Keeling, Va., and Bobby Allen Hyler Jr. of Brosville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Irene Haymore and two brothers, William Hyler and Terrance Hyler.
The funeral service will be held Friday, 2:00 p.m. at True Gospel Baptist Church with The Rev. Hubert Inman and The Rev. Clayton Murphy officiating. Interment will be at Floral Hills Memory Gardens where full Police Honors will be provided by the Danville Police Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends Thursday, 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Swicegood Chapel and at other times will be at the residence, 3505 Mount Cross Road.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cecile Elizabeth Revis Rogers
DANVILLE, Va. - Cecile Elizabeth Revis Rogers, 72, of 220 Locust Lane, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born Dec. 13, 1929, in Pickens County, S.C., she was the daughter of Claude C. Revis and Neata Townsend Revis, both deceased.
She was a member of Laurel Grove Baptist Church. She had worked as a waitress at Dairy Hart Restaurant and worked as owner and operator of Royal Sitting Service for several years.
She was married to Charles D. Rogers, who predeceased her.
She is survived by a son, Danny V. Rogers of Danville; two daughters, Patsy R. Hall and Sharon B. Kirk, both of Danville; four brothers, Leroy Revis of Lexington, N.C., Joe Revis of Reidsville, N.C., Gerald Revis of Fort Mill, S.C. and Allen Revis of Danville; one sister, Marcelle Moore of Danville; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by one brother, Clifton Revis.
The graveside funeral will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at Highland Burial Park with Rev. Brian Edwards officiating.
The family received friends 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barker Funeral Home and at other times at her daughter's residence, 105 Cedarwood Lane.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DANVILLE, Va. - Geneva White, 96, of 123 Scotts Street, died Sunday, September 1, 2002 at the Riverside Health Center.
She was born Oct. 25, 1905 in Danville, a daughter of George White and Lucinda Hopkins White.
She was a homemaker and a member of the holiness faith.
She is survived by one daughter, Marie W. Poole of Danville, 16 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 44 great-great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cunningham & Hughes Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Viewing will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cunningham & Hughes Funeral Home. The family will be at the home, 123 Scotts Street.
Cunningham & Hughes Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
DANVILLE, Va. - The funeral for Nancy Rowland Hughey White, 95, of Roman Eagle Memorial Home will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday from The First Presbyterian Church Chapel by Rev. Charles Phillips and Rev. Cleon Ross. Private interment will be in Green Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Townes Funeral Home.
Mrs. White died Monday evening September 2, 2002. She has been in declining health for some years.
Born September 22, 1906 in Greenville, S.C., she was a daughter of John D. and Nan Rowland Hughey.
Brought up in Greenville, she graduated from the Greenville Women's College, now Furman University, with honors. After teaching in the public schools of Hendersonville, N.C., she graduated from Watts Hospital in Durham, N.C. She served at Memorial Hospital as a medical technologist, later working for a private medical doctor, then teaching in Pittsylvania County Schools. She joined her husband in the family business of Booth-White Sport Shop as Office Manager.
An active member of the First Presbyterian Church, she was awarded a life membership in the Presbyterian Women of the Church. She taught in the Sunday School and served on the Spiritual Life Commission. She was Camp Secretary of the Shrine Mont Camps Farthest Out, Orkney Springs Virginia. She held membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Predeceased by her husband, Burton Kirke White and a sister, Sara H. Jester, she is survived by a son, Burton Kirke White, Jr., and daughter-in-law Janet Snead White of Virginia and Danville; three grandchildren, Anne Elizabeth White Reins of Norfolk, Nathan Asher White of Virginia Beach and Rebekah Ruth White of Richmond; and one great-grandchild, Raegen Taylor White of Virginia Beach.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Mission Fund.
Townes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jackie Leigh Adkins Wrenn
RINGGOLD, Va. - Jackie Leigh Adkins Wrenn, 47, of 4241 Kentuck Road, died Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center after two years declining health and one day in the hospital.
Born May 13, 1955, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Bennett Adkins, who predeceased her and Thelma Eliza Myers Adkins, who survives.
She was of the Baptist faith and attended Central Boulevard Church of God. She lived her life in the Westover community of Pittsylvania County before moving to Ringgold, Virginia. She worked for Westover Mobile Home Park for 15 years as manager. She retired, due to disability, from Tractor Supply Company where she worked as cashier manager.
She married James Clyde Wrenn on November 15, 1974.
In addition to her mother and husband, both of the residence, she is survived by a daughter, Brandy Wrenn Moore of Milton, N.C.; four brothers, Ernest Ray Adkins of Ringgold, Donnie Adkins of Ringgold, Noel Adkins of Blairs and Ricky Adkins of Sutherlin; and two grandsons, Austin R. Moore and Madison L. Moore, both of Milton, N.C.
The graveside funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Danville Memorial Gardens with Reverend John Meadows officiating.
The family received friends 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel and at other times at the residence.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Savannah Lucile Carter-Stone
CHICAGO, Ill. - Savannah Lucile Carter-Stone, formerly of Danville, Va., died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, in an area hospital in Chicago.
Born Sept. 1, 1920, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Thomas Carter and Thelma Theresa Carter.
At an early age, she joined Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Blairs, Va. and sang in the senior choir. In 1971, she moved to Chicago and united with the Rising Sun Missionary Baptist Church. She later joined Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, where she served as president of the Mother's Board.
She is survived by three sons, Floyd Stone of Yanceyville, N.C., Willie Stone of Hazel Crest and Julius Stone of Chicago; three daughters, Barbara Clark of Kalamazoo, Mich., Elizabeth Deshazo of Hammond, Ind. and Jackie Golden of Richton Park; one special daughter, Lois Slater; two brothers, Roy Carter and Walter Carter, both of Portsmouth, Va.; 34 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 8 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 325 South California, Chicago, with the Rev. William H. Foster Sr. officiating. Interment will be 9 a.m. Saturday in Washington Memorial Garden Cemetery, Chicago.
The family will receive friends at 7 p.m. Friday, before the funeral, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Flower arrangements may be sent to Wallace Brown Broadview Funeral Home, 2020 W. Roosevelt Road, Broadview, IL 60105.
Fulton Funeral Home, Yanceyville, N.C., is in charge of local arrangements.