Ollie Yeatts Jennings
DANVILLE, Va. - Ollie Yeatts Jennings, 86, of 1111 Main St., Stratford House, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at her residence.
Born May 2, 1916, in Dry Fork, she was the daughter of Benjamin Reaves Yeatts and Madie Jones Yeatts.
She was a graduate of Averett College and Radford College. She was employed with the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. for a number of years until her retirement. She was a member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Salvation Army Auxillary, Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Wednesday Club and the Book and Art Club.
She is survived by three sisters, Carrie Barbee of Arlington, Margaret Boswell of Durham, N.C. and Patsy Hubbard of Dry Fork.
She was predeceased by her husband, Eric Burton Jennings, in 1985.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by four brothers, Coleman Yeatts, William R. Yeatts, Harold Yeatts and John Yeatts; and a sister, Ruth Hall.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Townes Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jonathan Bennett officiating. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends Monday at 2-3 p.m. in the Azalea Room at the Stratford House and 7-8:30 p.m. at Townes Funeral Home. At other times, the family will be at the residence of her sister, Patsy Hubbard, 3968 Dry Fork Road, Dry Fork.
The family suggests that memorials be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.
Townes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mabel Johnson Towler Johnson
DRY FORK, Va. - Mabel Johnson Towler Johnson, 88, formerly of 3569 Dry Fork Road, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Riverside Health Care Center.
Born Feb. 20, 1914, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Walter Towler and Patsy Johnson Towler.
She lived in the Dry Fork community her entire life and was a homemaker. She was a member of Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness church and was a former Sunday School teacher.
She married Samuel "Sam" W. Johnson on Jan. 24, 1931. He predeceased her in March 1988.
She is survived by a son, Roy Johnson of Danville; three daughters, Patsy Strader of Danville, Ruth Bailey of Blackstone and Rachel Cockran of Chesapeake; a sister, Minnie Kinsey of Greensboro, N.C.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Kenneth Terry and the Rev. Matthew Pacifico officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Barker Funeral Home Chapel and at other times the family will be at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Danville Life Saving Crew, 202 Christopher Lane, Danville, VA 24541.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gladys 'Bobbie' Campbell Mayberry
PELHAM, N.C. - Gladys "Bobbie" Campbell Mayberry, 73, of 2560 Law Road, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002 at her residence.
Born Nov. 20, 1928, in Madison Heights, Va., she was the daughter of William Edward Campbell and Bessie Mae Pence Campbell, both deceased.
Mrs. Mayberry had lived most of her life in Madison Heights, Va., and Danville, Va., and had lived in Pelham since 1973. She was a member of Stokesland Baptist Church and was a faithful and dedicated member of Martha Bible Class. She was a full-time homemaker.
On March 30, 1946, she married Charles Edward "Ed" Mayberry, who predeceased her Dec. 14, 2000.
She is survived by two daughters, Vicky Gammon Burnett and her husband, Phillip Burnett of Danville, Va. and Debra Mayberry Shackelford and her husband, Tim Shackelford of Pelham; two sons, Jerry Mayberry Sr. and his wife, Mary Mayberry and Jeff Mayberry and his wife, D'atte Mayberry, all of Danville, Va.; two sisters, Dorothy C. Profitt of Madison Heights, Va. and Louise C. Womack of Lynchburg, Va.; seven grandsons, Timothy Scott Shackelford, Jerry Mayberry Jr. and wife, Chrystal, Mike Mayberry, Joshua Gammon, Jason Gammon, Jonathan Mayberry, all of Danville, Va. and Brian Shackelford of Raleigh; two granddaughters, Brittany Burnett and Brandi Burnett; two great-granddaughters, Sydney Rae Shackelford and Savannah Mayberry, both of Danville, Va.; and a great-grandson, Phillip "Trey" Burnett.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Lonnie Mayberry and several brothers and sisters.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Stokesland Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Pittman and the Rev. J.C. Raper officiating. Interment will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday night at Stokesland Baptist Church and at other times the family will be at the residence, 2560 Law Road, Pelham, N.C.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Linda Yvonne Peatross Murray
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Linda Yvonne Peatross Murray, 53, of 23630 London Court, formerly of Danville, Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002.
Born Dec. 10, 1948, in Pittsylvania County, Va., she was the daughter of William Peatross, who predeceased her and Mary Hairston Peatross, who survives.
She was married to William Murray, who predeceased her.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Ramisha Murray and Rinnea Murray, both of Southfield; five sisters, Elnora Williams of Detroit, Kathy Jones, Wanda Womack, Sylvennia Peatross and Tammy Peatross, all of Danville, Va.; and four brothers, William Peatross Jr. of Inkster, Edmond Peatross of Detroit, Dennis Peatross and Brett Peatross, both of Danville, Va.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home Chapel.
A viewing will be held 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at 145 Walker St., Danville.
Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DANVILLE, Va. - Joseph (J.B.) Bailey Rickmond Jr., 76, of 164 Arnett Blvd., died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center after six months of declining health and five days in the hospital.
Born June 8, 1926, in Danville, he was the son of Joseph Bailey Rickmond Sr. and Lena Elliott Rickmond.
He had lived all of his life in Danville. He retired from Norfolk, Franklin and Danville Railroad where he worked as General Agent Yard Master with 34 years of service. After his retirement, he worked with the former Swanson Motor Company as Service Manager for several years prior to being employed by Jacques Jewelers. He was a member of North Main Baptist Church and was an active member of the Danville Sertoma Luncheon Club for 49 years with perfect attendance. He was also a member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) Post 647, having served in the army during World War II.
He is survived by a daughter, Gina Rickmond Oakes of Danville; a son, Joseph (Joe) Bailey Rickmond III of Alton; a daughter-in-law, Tina B. Rickmond of Alton; two sisters, Catherine Rickmond of Danville and Lillian R. Adcock of Roxboro, N.C.; a grandson, Bobby Oakes; and a step granddaughter, Brook Bowes.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Leroy Clack officiating. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park with military honors by American Legion Post 325.
The family received friends 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel and at other times will be at the residence of his sister, Catherine Rickmond, 1100 Main St., Apt. 2.
Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
DANVILLE, Va. - Garcia A. "Rick" Yeatts, 75, of 230 Motley Avenue, died Saturday, November 9, 2002, at his residence.
Born July 23, 1927, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of "Jack" Yeatts and Edna Simpson Yeatts.
He was a professional truck driver for more than 48 years, retiring from Teamsters Local 391. He was also a veteran of the United States Army, earning the Combat Infantryman Badge for service with 23rd Infantry Regiment in Korea. He was a member of American Legion Post 325 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 647.
On February 7, 1953, he married Sarah Frances McGregor. In addition to his wife, his son, Todd McGregor Yeatts and his daughter-in-law Becky; his daughter, Paula Yeatts Setliff and his son-in-law Greg, survive him. He also has two surviving granddaughters, Virginia Rebecca Yeatts and Allison Michelle Setliff.
He is survived by three sisters, Margaret Angell of Roanoke, Theresa Custer and Nancy Oltarzewski, both of Gretna; four brothers, Ryland Yeatts of Alexandria, Garland Yeatts of Latham, Ill., Ramsay Yeatts of Valrico, Fla. and Richard Yeatts of Lexington, N.C.
His parents; a brother, Stanford Yeatts; a sister, Deane Jones and a grandson, Parker Daniel Setliff, predeceased him.
The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel with the Reverend Daryl Joyce officiating. Interment will be at Highland Burial Park with military honors from American Legion Post 325 Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel and at other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice Support Services, Inc., P.O. Box 2713, Danville, VA 24541.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home, North Main Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
REIDSVILLE, N.C. - Raymond Buck, 75, formerly a resident of Danville and more recently of Beverly Ruckers Family Care Center, Reidsville, went to be with his Lord, May 22, 2002 at Annie Penn Hospital, where he had been a patient for several days.
Buck had been declining in health for some time.
Born June 10, 1926 in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Reva Buck. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine Taylor Buck.
Buck is survived by his daughter, Linda Wright, and husband, Steve; grandsons Zachary and Benjamin Wright of Courtland; daughter Rita Saunders; granddaughter Katie Saunders of Gretna; and grandson Seth Saunders of Gretna.
Buck's final request was granted by donating his body to medical science.
Gaynell Setliff Collins
DANVILLE, Va. - Gaynell Setliff Collins, formerly of 201 Girard Street and more recently of The Brian Center, Yanceyville, went home to be with her Lord, May 22nd at Danville Regional Medical Center, where she had been a patient for two days. Mrs. Collins had been in declining health since 1988 and a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.
Born July 6, 1919 in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of the late Jake A. Setliff and Sallie Bet Hopkins Setliff. She was retired from Dan River, Inc. after approximately 50 years of service. A member of Forest Lawn Baptist Church, she served many years as president of her Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Collins was first married to Paul S. Appling, who predeceased her in 1957. In 1962, she was married to James H. Collins, who predeceased her in 1996.
She is survived by one daughter, Polly Appling Tivnan, of Danville, one grand-daughter, Shannon Tivnan of Durham, NC, a sister, Peggy S. Williams and a brother, Rev. Gilmer Setliff, both of Danville, and a great number of nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
She was predeceased by five brothers, Gene Setliff, J.D. Setliff, Paul Setliff, Ester Setliff and Ralph Setliff.
Funeral services will be conducted from Swicegood Chapel, Saturday, May 25th at 2 PM by Rev. Daryl Joyce and Rev. James Ward, with interment following in Mountain View Cemetery. Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening, May 24th, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. At other times they will be at the home of her daughter at 203 Girard Street and her brother at 376 Cedarbrook Drive.
In lieu of flowers, request is made for donations to the Alzheimer's Association.
Nell Cobb Griffith
DANVILLE, Va. - Nell Cobb Griffith, age 93, of 161 Westhampton Avenue, died Thursday morning, May 23, 2002 in the Roman Eagle Memorial Home where she had been a resident since February.
She was born on June 26, 1908 in Danville, Va. a daughter of Samuel King Cobb and Minnie Lee Slade Cobb.
She was married on July 28, 1934, to Charles L. Griffith, who died on October 18, 1990.
She was a life long member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church where she was a member of Circle 2 of the United Methodist Women. She was a long time volunteer at the Danville Regional Medical Center, and a member of the Wednesday Club and the Forest Hills Garden Club.
She was predeceased by a sister, Lena R. Cobb, three brothers, Slade F. Cobb, Sam B. Cobb, and Graham L. Cobb; a son, David L. Griffith.
Mrs. Griffith is survived by a son, William L. Griffith and his wife, Bonnie, of Danville; two grandchildren, Emily G. Potts and her husband, David of Apex, NC. and W. Christopher Griffith of Danville; a great-grandson, David Slade Potts of Apex, NC.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from Mount Vernon United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jonathan Bennett. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Townes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and the family will receive friends at the residence of her son, WIlliam L. Griffith, 155 Westhampton Avenue.
The family suggests that memorials may be sent to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 107 West Main Street, Danville, VA 24541.
RINGGOLD, Va. - Steven Paul Hazelwood, 26, of 801 Mountain Hill Road, Pittsylvania County, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville as the result of an automobile accident on Iris Lane Saturday, May 18, 2002.
Born Aug. 17, 1975, he was the son of Shirley Rice Caswell, who survives. He worked for Leroy Ernest Spearin Roofing Company in Ringgold and attended Community Baptist Church in Yanceyville, N.C.
He was married to Curlise Church Hazelwood, who survives.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, and mother of Danville, include one stepfather, Charles Caswell of Danville; three daughters, Brittney Hazelwood and Samantha Hazelwood, both of Ringgold, and Shirley Ann Hazelwood of Kentucky; two sons, Steven Paul Hazelwood Jr. of Kentucky, and Dylan Hazelwood of Ringgold; three sisters, Mary Hazelwood and Jamie Caswell, both of Danville, and Crystal Hazelwood of Florida; three brothers, Charles Hazelwood, Joseph Hazelwood and James Caswell, all of Danville; and one stepgrandmother, Marion Harris of Danville.
The graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at United Bethel Methodist Church cemetery on Park Springs Road in Caswell County, N.C. with the Rev. Jack Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
The family received friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel and will receive friends at other times at the residence of Shirley Caswell, 632 Oakland Drive in Danville.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Frances Waller Holt
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Frances Waller Holt, 65, of 921 Pembroke Road, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at Moses Cone Hospital.
Born Nov. 22, 1936, in Pittsylvania County, Va., she was the daughter of Willie T. Waller and Louise Johnson Waller.
She was married to James Kemp Holt, who predeceased her. She was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church and was employed by Harris Teeter.
Survivors include two brothers, William D. Waller and Vernon T. Waller, both of Dry Fork, Va., and a good friend, Betty Thompson of Greensboro.
She was predeceased, in addition to her husband and parents, by one sister, Mildred Grubb.
The graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Green Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Vic Redding officiating.
Condolences may be sent to William D. Waller, 360 Hopewell Road, Dry Fork, Va. 24549.
Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
CONWAY, S.C. - Dorothy Jordan Jones, 67, formerly of Hartsville, S.C., died Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at Conway Hospital.
Born July 9, 1934 in Hartsville, she was a daughter of Ralph and Iona Porter Jordan.
She was a long time employee of the Rainbow Drive-In in Hartsville.
Survivors include three sons, David J. Jordan of Charlotte, N.C., Ralph Blackstock of Conway, and Dennis Blackstock of Danville, Va.; one sister, Barbara J. Tarlton of Anchorage, Alaska; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Erma Blackstock Winburn and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Palmetto Funeral Home in Conway with the Rev. Kevin McDaniels officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Contact Crisis Line, P.O. Box 41, Danville, VA 24543.
An online guestbook is available at www.palmettofuneralhome.com.
Palmetto Funeral Home of Conway is in charge of arrangements.