NATHALIE, Va. - Lizzie Dell Tuck Roark Martin, 87, of 1101 Sam's Trail, died July 31, 2002, at Berry Hill Nursing Home.
Born April 1, 1915, in Halifax County, she was the daughter of Thomas Edward Tuck and Jennie Bell Crews Tuck.
She was first married to Claude C. Roark and then to Roy W. Martin. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Millstone.
Survivors include one son, Claude C. Roark Jr. of Kimberly, Ala.; two daughters, Agnes R. Gregory of Halifax and Kaye R. Boelte of Long Island; three stepdaughters, Peggy M. Fisher of Nathalie, Nell M. Kinnier of Amherst and Beth M. Wooding of Halifax; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Millstone with the Rev. Bob Watts officiating. Interment will be held at the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home and at other times at the residence of her daughter, Agnes Gregory, 520 Pine Road in Halifax.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department.
Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Debra Kaye Jones Slade
DANVILLE, Va. - Debra Kaye Jones Slade, 46, of 636 Cardinal Place, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 21, 1955, she was the daughter of Willie Jones, who predeceased her, and Mary Lewis Jones, who survives.
She was married to James Slade.
In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by one daughter, Jasmine D. Slade of Danville; two sisters, Gloria Jones and Kimberly Jones, both of Danville; and two brothers, Alonzo Jones and Billy Ray Jones, both of Danville.
The funeral will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Apostolic Church with Bishop Major Hairston officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends at the home of her mother, Mary Jones, at 737 Colquohoun St., Danville.
Fisher and Watkins 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 will receive friends on Friday, August 2, 2002, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. at Swicegood Funeral Home, and Friday from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the home of his daughter, 10 Selma Avenue.
The funeral will be held at 2:00 o'clock 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.
CHATHAM, Va. - Ruth Walton, 96, of 1640 County Road, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at the Riverside Nursing Center in Danville, Va.
Born Sept. 14, 1905, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of George Tarpley and Lula Thomas Tarpley.
She was married to Alfred Walton, who predeceased her. She was a member of Union Hall Baptist Church in Chatham. During her tenure, she served as the church Mother, treasurer of the Missionary Society, and a member of the Young-at-Heart Senior Club.
She is survived by two daughters, Louise Walton of Virginia Beach and Loretta Willliams of Chatham; two sons, Hughes T. Walton of East Orange, N.J. and William Alfred Walton of Troutville; sixteen grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Lula Mae Clark; one son, George Thomas Coles; one sister; and three brothers.
The funeral will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday at Union Hall Baptist Church with Pastor Sherman E. Craft officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family received friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home.
Fisher and Watkins is in charge of arrangements.
Lois Manley Bray
DANVILLE, Va. - Lois Manley Bray, 80, formerly of 203 Kittyhawk Drive, died Saturday, February 1, 2003 at Roman Eagle Memorial Home.
Born April 3, 1922, she was the daughter of George Washington Manley and Lilly Owen Manley, both of whom predeceased her.
She was a homemaker and also worked as a babysitter. She was a member of The Tabernacle.
She married Oscar T. Bray March 8, 1946. He predeceased her.
She is survived by one son, Larry D. Bray and wife Carolyn H. Bray of Danville; one daughter, Linda B. Harville and husband Michael W. Harville of Pfafftown, N.C.; one brother, Robert W. Manley of Bedford, Va.; four grandchildren, Christy B. Boswell and husband Ronnie Boswell of Danville, Kevin Bray and wife Julie Bray of Danville, Anne Michelle Harville and Stephen Michael Harville, both of Pfafftown, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Austin Bray and Aaron Bray, both of Danville.
The graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Burial Park with the Rev. Dr. Leroy Clack officiating.
The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Barker Funeral Home. At other times they will be at 203 Kittyhawk Drive.
Edna Barts Buchanan
MEBANE, N.C. - Edna Barts Buchanan, 87, of 1055 Airport Road, Apt. 227, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Duke University Medical Center after several years of declining health and two weeks in critical condition.
She was born in Caswell County, N.C., a daughter of Gattis Barts and Lillie Cobb Barts.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Yanceyville.
She was the wife of the late Van Buchanan and preceded in death by one son, Mack Buchanan, one grandson and one great-grandson.
She is survived by three daughters, Jerlene (Jerri) Knight of Mebane, Melinda Faye Hyman of Summerville, S.C. and Judy Bateman of Graham; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by five brothers and two sisters.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Briggs officiating. Interment will be in Graham Memorial Park.
The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McClure Funeral Home and at other times will be at the residence of Jerri Knight, 301 Mattress Factory Road, Mebane.
McClure Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Garry Douglas Gover
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Garry Douglas Gover, age 51, of 6544 Chatham Road, died Friday, January 31, 2003 at Martinsville Memorial Hospital.
Born June 19, 1951, in Martinsville, he was the son of Grady T. Gover, who predeceased him in 2002, and Nancy (Nannie) Garrett Gover.
He worked at Bassett Furniture Industries for 25 years as an assembyline leader.
He was a graduate of Drewry Mason High School, Ridgeway, VA, Class of 1969.
He was a member of the Pythian Lodge, Martinsville.
In addition to his mother, of Martinsville, he is survived by one stepson, Gary Lee Bowman, also of Martinsville and two step-grandchildren.
The graveside service will be conducted Monday, February 3, 2003 at County Line Christian Church Cemetery on 57 East, Axton, with Lionel Woodall officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Community Funeral Service Chapel. At other times they will be at the home of his uncle, Harry Garrett, 12816 Chatham Road, Highway 57, Axton.
Community Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Robert L. Gregory
RINGGOLD, Va. - Robert L. Gregory, 36, of 2932 Ringgold Depot Road, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Fort Walton Beach, Florida, after having a heart attack.
Born Feb. 11, 1966, in Quantico, Va., he was a son of Paul M. Gregory and Eliane E. Gregory.
He lived all of his life in Ringgold with his family and friends.
He is survived by a brother, Paul M. Gregory of Keeling and a sister, Mary E. Vaden of Atlanta, Ga.
He was predeceased by a brother, Richard D. Gregory.
The family may receive friends at a later date.
Violet C. McCain
DANVILLE, Va. - Violet C. McCain, 83, of 5224 Rock Spring Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at her residence.
Born Dec. 1, 1919, in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of James Carter and Fannie Wilson Carter.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and the Deaconess Board, Eastern Star #194, and a life member of the Disabled American Veteran's Auxiliary.
She was married to Robert G. McCain.
In addition to her husband of the residence, she is survived by five sons, Robert L. McCain of Milton, N.C., Thomas E. McCain of Danville, Melvin G. McCain, John W. McCain, both of Ringgold and H. Lester McCain of Danville; three daughters, Doris M. Farmer of Milton, N.C., Mary R. McCain and Mable L. McCain, both of Ringgold; a brother, Johnnie Carter of Danville; a sister, Otelia Ferrell of Landover, Md.; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Graves officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
A viewing will be held 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Cunningham and Hughes Funeral Home.
The family will be at the residence.
Cunningham and Hughes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Daniels Poole
CEDAR GROVE, N.C. - Mildred Daniels Poole, 77, of 8416 Highway 49, died Friday, January 31, 2003 in her home.
Born Sept. 28, 1925, in Caswell County, she was the daughter of Henry Daniels and Molly Gregory Daniels, who predeceased her.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Christian Church.
She was retired from G.E. and was a homemaker.
She was married to Wilbur L. Poole, who predeceased her.
She is survived by three sisters, Addie D. Cook of Yanceyville, Betty D. Blaylock of Prospect Hill and Margie D. Ward of Southport, N.C.; and one brother, George Carlton Daniels of Prospect Hill.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one son, Donald Ray Poole.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Christian Church with the Rev. Don Williams officiating.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Walkers Funeral Home.
Walkers Funeral Home, Mebane is in charge of arrangements.
Ramona G. Thompson
DANVILLE, Va. - Mrs. Ramona G. Thompson, age 60, of 333 Mount Hermon Circle, died on Saturday, February 1, 2003 at the Riverside Health Care Center.
She had been a resident and was receiving therapy for the past five weeks.
Mrs. Thompson was born in Danville, February 13, 1942, a daughter of Marion G. Adkins of Danville and the late I.D. Adkins.
She was a member of Keen Street Baptist Church and The Phebean Class. Mrs. Thompson was affiliated with K-Mart for the past thirty-seven years and was due to retire on February 1, 2003.
Besides her mother she is survived by her husband of the home, Robert "Bill" Thompson. One daughter, Rhonda T. Moore and son-in-law, J.L. "Jay" Moore of Leasburg, N.C. Two sisters, Sarah A. Cowan of Danville and Delores A. Ayers of Dublin, Va. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 2 P.M. from the Townes Funeral Home Memorial Chapel by the Reverend Tom Brown. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends at Townes Funeral Home on Sunday, February 2, 2003 from 7 to 8:30 P.M. and at other times will be at the residence, 333 Mount Hermon Circle.
KEELING, Va. - William Joseph Alderson, Sr., 55, of 17601 Old Richmond Road, died Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 11:20 p.m. at his residence.
Born June 3, 1946 in Danville, he was the son of Linwood K. Alderson and Gracie Hardy Alderson, both deceased.
He had worked as a mechanic for the City of Danville.
Survivors include, one son, "Joey" Alderson of Java; one daughter-in-law, Shannon Alderson of Java; two brothers, Wayne Alderson of Danville and Gerald Alderson of Winston- Salem, NC; and three grandchildren, Krista Alderson, MacKinzie Alderson and Lindsey Alderson, all of Java.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2002 at County Line Baptist Church in Java, with the Rev. John Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2002 at Barker Funeral Home Chapel, 2025 North Main Street, Danville, and at other times at 3881 Yeatts Store Road in Java.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the 640 Community Rescue Squad, Riceville Road, Java, VA 24565.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.