CHATHAM, Va. - Melvin White, 55, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003 at Parks Apartments.
Born March 11, 1947, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of Daniel and Mary Carter White.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, a farmer, and was employed by Stanley Furniture Company until his health failed.
He is survived by two brothers, Silas White of Callands and Herman White of Danville; and two sisters, Garland White and Sedonia White, both of Roanoke.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Howerton Funeral Home with the Rev. Damon Hairston officiating. Interment will be in Macedonia Church Cemetery.
The family is at the residence of Elnora White, Banister Road, Chatham.
Howerton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MILTON, N.C. - Johnny Edgar Whitt, 68, of 4112 Mountain Hill Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at 2897 Ringgold Church Road, after being in declining health for several months.
Born August 29, 1934, in Halifax County, he was the son of William Henry Whitt and Ola Broom Whitt, who predeceased him.
He had lived most of his life in Pittsylvania County and in the Caswell County portion of the Mountain Hill community.
He was employed by APAC, formerly Thompson Arthur, prior to being employed by Cloverdale Lumber Company where he was a truck driver for several years.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by one daughter, Margaret Whitt Sigmon of Danville; one brother, William Henry Whitt Jr. of Emporia; one sister, Annie W. Young of Danville; and two grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Arthur Whitt.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Wrenn-Yeatts, North Main Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Phillip Duckett officiating. Interment will be in Danville Memorial Gardens with military honors by American Legion Dan River Post#1097.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the residence of Penny and Lee Adkins, 2897 Ringgold Church Road, Ringgold. At other times they will also be at this residence.
Wrenn-Yeatts, North Main is in charge of arrangements.
GRETNA, Va. - Eunice Dalton Simpson, 91, of Gretna, died Thursday, April 25, 2002 at Gretna Health Care Center.
Born Sept. 7, 1910 in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of Sam David Dalton and Ida Pickeral Dalton.
She was married to Elder Denver Lee Simpson, who predeceased her. She was a member of Springfield Primitive Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Simpson of Rock Hill, S.C. and Coy Simpson of Gretna; one daughter, Carolyn Gay of Buena Vista; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased, in addition to her husband and parents, by one son, Grady Simpson; five brothers, Raymond Dalton, Ollie Dalton, Giles Dalton, Lonnie Dalton and Martin Dalton; and two sisters, Sallie Dalton and May Belle Dalton.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Springfield Primitive Baptist Church with Elders C.B. Davis and Troy Simpson officiating. Interment will follow at Gretna Burial Park.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Springfield Primitive Baptist Church and at other times at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Dolores Simpson, 109 N. Franklin Blvd. in Gretna.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home in Gretna is in charge of arrangements.
RINGGOLD, Va. - Raleigh Anderson, of 1080 Kentuck Church Road, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of George Anderson and Gracie Anderson.
He was married to Lillie H. Anderson, who survives. He was a self-employed contractor and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors, in addition to his wife of Baltimore, Md., include two sons, Rodger Anderson and Raleigh Anderson Jr., both of Baltimore, Md., four daughters, Shirley McCain of Springfield Gardens, N.Y., Marian Wilson and Virginia Ige, both of Baltimore, Md., and Mattie A. Fitz of Ringgold; and one brother, Marshall Anderson of New York.
The funeral will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Cunningham and Hughes Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.
A viewing will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Cunningham and Hughes Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence of Rev. and Mrs. Jessie Fitz, 1080 Ringgold Church Road.
Cunningham and Hughes Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
James Brummett Sr.
DANVILLE, Va. - James Wiseman Brummett Sr., 68, of 401 Vance Hill Road, died The Veteran's Administration Hospital in Durham, N.C.
Born July 12, 1934, in Danville, he was the son of Paul W. Brummett and Golden G. Brummett.
He lived most of his life in Danville and worked as a registered nurse prior to disability. He was a veteran of the Korean War where he served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by one son, James W. Brummett of Danville; three daughters, Bonnie G. Goins of Danville, Donna L. Newton of Penhook, and Jackie Hammock of Dry Fork; two brothers, Ernest Brummett and David Brummett, both of Danville; two sisters, Rachel Griffin of Sylvista, Ga. and Nancy Nelson of Durham, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will by a private service.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Swicegood Funeral Home and at other times at the residence of Bonnie Goins, 401 Vance Hill Road in the Sharon community.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HURT, Va. - Wattie C. Lewis, 55, of 320 Dews Road, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, at his residence.
Born Dec. 8, 1947, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of Gertrude Lewis, who survives, and Walter Lewis, who predeceased him.
Survivors, in addition to his mother of the residence, include three brothers, Irvin Lewis and Lionel Lewis, both of Nathalie and Sandy Lewis of Hurt; five sisters, Nancy Gilbert and Wanda Davis, both of Hurt, Eula Adams of Nathalie, Thelma Graves of Bassett and Loretta Smith of Gretna.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Level Run Baptist Church with the Rev. Harry Braxton officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
A viewing will be held 3 to 7 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home.
Miller Funeral Home in Gretna is in charge of arrangements.
Archer D. Waid
DANVILLE, Va. - Archer Dudley Waid, 85, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, at Roman Eagle Memorial Home following six years of declining health and a resident of Roman Eagle since March 2001.
Born December 3, 1916, in Bedford County, he was the son of Lewis Archer Waid and Mary Julia Burroughs Waid, who predeceased him. He had lived in Danville, Charlotte, NC and Zephyrhills, FL.
He was educated in Bedford County Schools and worked for Dan River Mills twenty years, retired from Cluett, Peabody Co., Troy, NY in 1982.
He was a member of Schoolfield Pentecostal Holiness Church where he had served as Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon and choir member.
He was predeceased, in addition to his parents, by son, Zeb Lewis Waid, and brother, Frank Lewis Waid.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Wilber Smith Waid; daughter, Julia W. "Judy" Edmonds and husband, Ken, of Danville; daughter-in-law, Hilda S. Waid, of Tampa, FL; five grandchildren, Cory Lewis Waid of Tampa, FL, Tammi Lyn Waid of Orlando, FL, Dana E. Reagan and husband, Barry, of Roanoke, Kevin Waid Edmonds of Penhook, Derek D. Edmonds and wife, Lori, of Danville; two great-grandchildren, Kelsie E. and Parker A. Edmonds of Danville; three brothers, Albert Reese Waid and wife, Ruby, of Daphne, AL, Thomas Hope Waid and wife, Louise, of Snow Camp, NC, Cecil Parker Waid of Roanoke; five sisters, Mary W. Hardt of Boones Mill, Alice W. Robertson of Martinsville, Frances W. McBride of Eden, NC, Sallie W. Thompson and husband, Edward, of Bedford, Maxine W. Cheek of Lynchburg.
The family received friends on Friday, August 2, 2002, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Swicegood Funeral Home, and Friday from 3 until 6 p.m. at the home of his daughter, 10 Selma Avenue.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Swicegood Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Pressley and Rev. Wayne Prillaman officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The Gideon Bible Program or a charity of choice.
Eleanor B. Allen
DANVILLE, Va. - Eleanor B. Allen, 86, formerly of 614 Franklin Turnpike, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 9, 1916, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of James Austin Bartee and Eula Lester Adams Bartee, both deceased.
She retired from Health-Tex, where she worked as a seamstress. She was a member of the Health-Tex Retirees Club. She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church and had served as Secretary of the church for about one year. She was a member of the United Methodist Women's Club.
She was first married to Charlie Coleman, who predeceased her. She later married John R. Allen, who also predeceased her.
She is survived by a daughter, Cassandra Jane Coleman of Lynchburg; a stepson, John R. Allen Jr. of Danville; a stepdaughter, Odette Cowan of Danville; four step grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren and two step great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Charlie Nelson Coleman Jr. and two brothers, Aubrey Bartee and Lester Bartee.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Duncan and the Rev. Dr. David Palmer officiating. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Barker Funeral Home Chapel.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Helen S. Breedlove
DANVILLE, Va. - Helen S. Breedlove, 74, of 17 Noel Ave., died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at Danville Regional Medical Center after five years of declining health.
Born Aug. 4, 1928, in Burlington, N.C., she was a daughter of Thomas Solomon and Dena Sue Fackler Solomon.
She lived most of her life in Danville and was a retired employee of Dan River Mills. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She married George H. Breedlove Sr. on Aug. 3, 1946.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, George H. Breedlove Jr. of Sanford, N.C.; a daughter, Sharon B. Slayton of Ringgold; a sister, Velma Darnell of Danville; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church, Edgewood Drive, with the Rev. Lester Gayton and the Rev. J.C. Raper officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church Social Hall and at other times at the residence.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Danville Life Saving Crew, 202 Christopher Lane, Danville, VA 24541 or to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 416 Edgewood Drive, Danville, VA 24541.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Barry William Guthrie
MADISON, N.C. - Mr. Barry William Guthrie, 39, of 2419 Hwy. 772, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at home after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at True Gospel Baptist Church with the Reverend Mike Manuel and the Reverend Fletcher Manuel officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park, Danville, Va.
Barry was born in Hampton, Va. on Aug. 10, 1963. He graduated from George Washington High School and Danville Community College. His former employer was Thomas Built Buses. Barry was a machinist who loved his job. He was also a member of True Gospel Baptist Church. Barry was a wonderful and loving husband, father and son. Everyone who knew Barry knew he was kind and had a generous, loving heart.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Carolyn Priddy Guthrie of the home; a son, Brandon Guthrie of the home; daughter, Samantha Nelson and husband, Troy, of Walnut Cove; parents, Carl and Iris Guthrie; sister, Lisa Jones and husband, David; nieces, Kimberly and Macy Jones; grandmother, Evelyn Guthrie, all of Danville, Va.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rachel Hawker Guthrie; sister, Kim Guthrie Thomas and grandfather, Grover Guthrie.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Stokes County, P.O. Box 10, Danbury, NC 27016 or Hospice of Rockingham County. A special thanks to Robyn Lawson and all of the Stokes Hospice family for making Barry as comfortable as possible during his last days.
The family would like to thank True Gospel Baptist Church and the community and friends who gave money, visited, prepared food, sent cards and prayed during Barry's long illness. You have all been such a blessing.
Barbara Ann Aiken Hale
DANVILLE, Va. - Barbara Ann Aiken Hale, 68, of 92 Bishop Ave., died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born July 16, 1934, in Greenville, S.C., she was the daughter of Francis James Aiken Sr. and Evelyn Aiken Byers.
She was active in childcare and was a member of North Main Baptist Church.
She was married to William Ray Hale.
In addition to her husband, of the residence, she is survived by three daughters, Luanne Chalmers of Greenwood, S.C., Susan Portwood of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Toni Moye of Danville; three sons, Danny Hale, Larry Hale and Bobby Hale, all of Woolwine; three brothers, William Robert Aiken of Anderson, S.C., Thomas Henry Aiken and Daniel Arthur Aiken, both of Danville; one sister, Frances Aiken Martti of Greensboro, N.C.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her stepmother, Fannie Bell Turner Aiken and one brother, Francis James Aiken Jr.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday from Townes Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ted Manning officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
The family received friends 7-8 p.m. Monday at Townes Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the residence.
Townes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Essie Smith Haraway
DANVILLE, Va. - Essie Smith Haraway, 55, of 1317B Jones Road, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident.
Born June 27, 1947, in Danville, she was the daughter of Wheeler Smith, who is deceased, and Lucille Southern Smith, who survives.
She attended Christian Fellowship Assembly. She was manager of GNC in Piedmont Mall.
She was married to Kenneth W. Haraway on Aug. 7, 1971.
In addition to her husband, of the residence, and her mother, she is survived by one son, Jonathan Haraway of the residence; three daughters, Joy Haraway of the residence, Hope Wells of Danville and Charity Haraway of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Blondie Dix of Gibsonville, N.C. and Jolanda Clayton of Danville; and one grandchild.
The graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. View Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Morgan officiating.
The family will receive friends at the home of W. B. Bridgen Jr., 1720 Buckhorn Road.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.