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Virginia Obituary and Death Notice Collection - City of Danville - 77

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Date: Thursday, 5 May 2011, at 2:19 p.m.

Virgie Horn

DANVILLE, Va. - Virgie Lancaster Horn, 88, of 24 Ashlawn Drive, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at the residence.

Born April 23, 1913, in Danville, she was the daughter of Henry Lancaster and Josephine Wiles Lancaster.

She was first married to Sanford Stowe Sr., who predeceased her, and then married to David Vance Horn, who also predeceased her.

She lived her entire life in Danville and worked in No. 8 Spinning Room at Dan River Inc. for 44 years. She had lived on Ashlawn Drive since July 14, 1988. She attended Central Boulevard Church of God on Hairston Street. She also attended Dayspring Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Gloria Blake of Atco, N.J.; two stepdaughters, Pauline Beame of Danville and Maggie Goodman of Providence, N.C.; three stepsons, the Rev. Monroe Horn of Danville, the Rev. Floyd Horn of Tennessee and Frank Horn of Ringgold; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and a number of great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by one son, Sonny Stowe.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Meadows and the Rev. Daryl Joyce officiating. Interment will follow at Schoolfield Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel and other times at the residence.

Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Moore

DANVILLE, Va. - Ralph Alvin Moore of 227 Jefferson Avenue, died Sunday morning, April 14, 2002 at The Danville Regional Medical Center. He had been in failing health for the past two years. For the past month his health had deteriorated where he had to be hospitalized.

Mr. Moore was born in Danville, March 14, 1928, a son of the late John Andrew Moore and Pearl Rich Parker Thornton.

He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Moore was a retired supervisor with Dan River, Inc. Research Division.

Surviving are two sons: Richard A. Moore, Burlington, N.C. and Randy A. Moore of Clewiston, FL. Two daughters: Pamela Wilson Chambers, Burlington, N.C. and Teresa D. Moore, Clewiston, FL. Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also a long time companion: Gertrude Webb of Danville. Her children: Sandra Webb of Gloucester, Wayne Webb, Gloucester, and Barbara Smith, Providence, NC.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 2 P.M. from the Townes Funeral Home Memorial Chapel by the Reverend Mark Smith, Pastor at The Community Baptist Church in Yanceyville, NC.

Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park with Military Honors given by The American Legion Post #1097 Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends at Townes Funeral Home, Monday, April 15, 2002 from 7 to 8:30 P.M. and at other times will be at the residence of Barbara Smith, 20 Pritchett Drive, which is located off of Stephens Road on the Walters Mill Road in Providence, NC.

Townes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Olive Russell

SUTHERLIN, Va. - Olive Daniel Russell, 90, of 1231 Carter Trail, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at the residence.

Born Sept. 26, 1911, in Halifax County, she was the daughter of William Thomas Daniel and Gertrude Womack Daniel.

She was married Dec. 5, 1929, to Thomas Cleveland Russell Jr., who predeceased her Nov. 5, 2000. She was a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church and lived all of her ife in Halifax County, except for 10 years in Canada. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph C. Russell of Sutherlin and William Thomas Russell of Wytheville; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by one son, Gene David Russell.

The graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Family Cemetery in Sutherlin with the Rev. Phillip Duckett officiating. The family will be at the residence.

Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Alvin Silverman

DANVILLE, Va. - Alvin Leonard Silverman, 85, of 288 Hawthorne Drive, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Born Oct. 29, 1916, in Danville, he was a son of Jacob Silverman and Helen Smith Silverman.

He was married Aug. 25, 1951, to Gertrude Schreibfeder Silverman, who survives. He was a graduate of Harvard University and the Harvard School of Business. He served as a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II and saw action in the Italian Campaign. He later returned to Danville, where he owned and operated Jacob Silverman Clothing Company for 40 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of Temple Beth Shalom, the Danville Lions Club and the Masons.

Survivors, in addition to his wife of the residence, include three sons, Keith J. Silverman of Danville, Jack Silverman of Columbia, Md. and Paul S. Silverman of Durham, N.C.; one brother, Dr. Herbert Silverman of Danville; one sister, Zelda S. Grossman of San Francisco; and four grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Temple Beth Sholom with the Rabbi John Friedman officiating. Interment will follow at Aetz Chayim Cemetery.

Townes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Stermer

NORMAN, Okla. - Ronald G. Stermer, 65, died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Norman Regional Hospital.

Born April 20, 1936 in Corning, N.Y., he was a son of Maynard and Beatrice Stermer.

He was married on May 7, 1955 to Patricia Ann Stermer, who predeceased him. He worked as a glass blower and instructor at the University of Oklahoma until he retired. He was a Master Glass Blower, certified by the American Scientific Glass Blowers' Association. His most prestigious accomplishment was a replica of a turn-of-the-century wooden oil derrick that appeared on television and has been displayed at the Oklahoma Blow-Out Prevention School seminars and Petroleum Club. He was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award for his instruction at University of Oklahoma.

Survivors include three daughters, Rhonda Stermer and Diane O'Neal, both of Norman, and Kathy Chandler of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Sharon Slater, Linda Adkins and Marcia Stermer; and two granddaughters.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Cemetery.

Howard Tyler

GRETNA, Va. - Howard Scott Tyler, age 37, of 320 Vaden Drive, Gretna, died Saturday, April 13, 2002 in Danville Regional Medical Center.

Born January 17, 1965 in Danville, he was a son of Don Loring Tyler, Sr. and Dell Midkiff Tyler, both of the residence. Howard was one of "God's Special Children" loaned to us to enrich our lives and teach us how to live. He faithfully attended the First Baptist Church of Gretna until his health failed.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Don Tyler, Jr. and his wife JoAnn of Gretna; sister, Lisa D. Tyler; maternal grandfather, Howard T. Midkiff of Gretna; paternal grandmother, Estelle I. Tyler of Gretna; a special uncle, David W. Midkiff of Gretna; a niece, Catherine; nephews, Jonathan and Charles.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at the First Baptist Church of Gretna by Rev. Glenn Graves and Rev. R.G. Rowland. Interment will follow in Gretna Burial Park.

The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 320 Vaden Drive, Gretna.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Gretna Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 615, Gretna, Va. or to the Gretna Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 14, Gretna, Va. 24557.

Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Wenstley

ALTON, Va. - The Rev. Harold Wentsley died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham, N.C.

A native of Halifax County, he was a son of Ada Wenstley, who survives, and George Wenstley.

He was married to Nancy Wenstley, who survives. He attended the public schools of Halifax County and was the pastor of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church for 16 years.

Survivors, in addition to his wife of the residence and mother of Alton, include six children, L. Jean Leamon, Harold J. Wenstley, Dwayne Wenstley, Royal C. Wenstley Ephraim Wenstley and Seneca Wenstley; two sisters, Irene Colemon and Nellie Wenstley; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 p.m. Tuesday at Greater Brandon Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Darron Brandon officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

The viewing will be held from 12-8 p.m. Monday at Plenty Funeral Home Chapel.

Plenty Funeral Home in Semora, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Wood

DANVILLE, Va. - Bishop Robert "Dallas" Wood, 72, of 839 Lee Street, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at Danville Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 17, 1929 in Halifax County, he was a son of Lottie K. Wood.

He worked for Lorillard and then later with the City of Danville Maintence Department. He was the founder and former pastor of New Life in the Living God Church.

He is survived by one brother, Henry Wood of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist Edith Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.

Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle Allen Arnn

DRY FORK, Va. - Myrtle Allen Arnn, 60, of 6248 Dry Fork Road, Dry Fork, Virginia, died suddenly on July 12, 2002, in Danville Regional Medical Center.

Born February 9, 1942, in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of the late Dewey Lee Allen and the late Livie Ruth White Allen.

She was married on December 4, 1976, to Ernest Randolph (Randy) Arnn, who survives. Mrs. Arnn had lived all of her life in Pittsylvania County where she was employed by the Pittsylvania County School System in cafeteria at Chatham High School. Mrs. Arnn had worked for Bassett Walker for 21 years prior to becoming employed by the county. She was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church where she was active with the Winter Youth Educational Program and also in the Summer Bible School and she was a member of the Young Ladies Bible Class.

Survivors, in addition to her husband of the residence, include one daughter, Wanda N. Adkins of Sutherlin, Va.; one son, Harry Andrew Neal of Cascade, Va.; four sisters, Alma A. Bowman of Sutherlin, Va., Pauline A. Holland of Keeling, Va., Shirley A. Turner of Danville, Va. and Ann A. Jordan of Ringgold, Va.; two brothers, Raymond Allen and Curtis Allen, both of Danville, Va.; and five grandchildren, Ashley R. Adkins, Eli B. Adkins, Lucas W. Adkins, Harvey Neal Jr. and Connie G. Neal.

The funeral will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14, from the Hopewell United Methodist Church by the Reverend W. Clay Knick and Reverend G.H. Vaughan. Interment will follow in the Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday night, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hopewell United Methodist Church and at other times at the residence, 6248 Dry Fork Road, Dry Fork, Va.

Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lottie Craddock

DANVILLE, Va. - Lottie Hyler Craddock, 99, of 289 Pine Lake Road, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Roman Eagle Memorial Home.

Born Oct. 25, 1902, she was the daughter of Joseph Robert Hyler and Martha Turpin Hyler.

She was married to Joseph Thomas Craddock, who predeceased her. She lived most of her life in the Bachelor Hall community and was of the Methodist faith. She attended Radford College and retired from Dan River Mills. She had been a patient at Roman Eagle since April 2002.

Survivors include one sister, Anne H. Fowler of Danville and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four brothers and four sisters.

The graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Danville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jack Robertson officiating.

The family will be at the residence.

Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mattie Haskins

GRETNA, Va. - Mattie Corine Haskins, 90, of 5724 Southern Ave., S.E. Washington D.C. and formerly of Gretna, Va., died Wednesday at Washington Home Hospice Health Care in D.C.

Born Dec. 11, 1911, in Campbell County, she was the daughter of Joe Stone and Frances Hall Stone.

She was married to Eddie Haskins. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Outreach Center in Chatham.

Survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Gallmon of Washington D.C.; three sons, Randolph Haskins of New Castle, Del., Rufus Haskins of Wilmington, Del. and Richard Haskins of Rockford, Ill.; three sisters, Margaret Crews of Conn., Fannie Gilbert of Gretna and Carrie Gilbert of Long Island, Va.; two brothers, John A. Stone of Gretna and Sam Stone of Chatham; 26 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by three sons, Archie Haskins, Bennie T. Haskins and Jack Haskins, four sisters, Lena Lewis, Lola Gilbert, Ida Waller and Jennie Hall, and two brothers, Kit Stone and Stover Stone.

The funeral will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the St. Paul Outreach Center in Chatham with Bishop Walter Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home. The family will assemble 12:15 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home for the Funeral Cortege.

Miller Funeral Home in Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Percy Mayhew

DANVILLE, Va. - Percy Ramsey Mayhew, 79, of 581 Iris Lane, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center following several years of declining health and seven days at the hospital.

Born May 2, 1923, in Gretna, he was the son of Charles Edward Mayhew and Elizabeth Rowland Mayhew.

He was married Dec. 17, 1949, to Jerleen Ferguson, who predeceased him May 13, 1997. He lived his life in Danville and Pittsylvania County where he was employed as a fixer with Dan River Mills Inc. prior to his retirement. He was a member of Shermont Baptist Church where he was a former deacon. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna M. Hankins of Danville; one son, Donnie Wayne Mayhew of Danville; four sisters, Mary Lemuel Easome, Clara Davis and Elsie Adams, all of Danville, and Gertie Neal of Portsmouth; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by one daughter, Doris M. Jones; two sisters, Estelle Bobbitt, and Julia McGhee; and three brothers, Thomas Mayhew, Ruben Mayhew, and James Mayhew.

The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel with the Rev. Bill Soyars and the Rev. James Albert officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park with military rites performed by American Legion Post 1097.

The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Donna M. Hankins, 8644 Mount Cross Road.

Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth 'Jerry' Painter

CASCADE, Va. - Kenneth "Jerry" Painter, 46, of 976 Cascade Mill Road, died Friday, July 12, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center as a result of a single car accident on Route 58 West. He lived for two hours at the hospital.

Born Nov. 23, 1955, in Pittsylvania County, he was a son of Paul Painter and Ruby Hamlett Painter, who both survive.

He was married to Debra Shelton Painter, who survives. Mr. Painter lived his early life in Ringgold, VA where he attended Dan River High School. He later lived in the Axton and Brosville communities. His first job as an electrician was with Tul-Tex Electric Company, Martinsville, VA. He later worked at Newcome Electric Co., Roanoke, VA and at the time of his death was working at Schlueter Electric Company, Collinsville, VA. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors, in addition to his wife and parents, include one son, Kenneth Paul Painter of the residence; one stepson, Patrick J. Hines of Cascade, VA; one step granddaughter, Angelica Lumpkin of Danville, VA; one brother, Timothy Painter of Tennessee; two sisters, Kaye Wyatt of South Carolina and Joan Milam of Keeling, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2002, at Danville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. James Albert officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 14 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Swicegood Funeral Home and at other times at the residence (976 Cascade Mill Rd.) and parents home (105 Lorillard Circle, Danville)

Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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