Kitty H. Tarpley
DANVILLE, Va. - Kitty H. Tarpley, 75, of 204 Beavers Mill Road died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born June 25, 1927 in Martinsville, she was a daughter of Mort and Frances Hairston.
She was married to Ajee Tarpley, who predeceased her.
She was a member of Miracle Temple Holy Church.
She is survived by five daughters, Kay Tarpley, Andra Tarpley and Saunta Tarpley, all of Paulsboro N.J., Daneese Walker and Elana Tarpley, both of Danville; four sons, Tyrone Tarpley and Zadron Tarpley, both of Paulsboro, N.J., Charles Tarpley of Woodstown, N.J., and Lionel Tarpley of Westfield, N.J.; three sisters, Loretta Gravely of Martinsville, Amanda Oliver of Fieldale, and Lillie B. Witcher of Hyattsville, Md,; and two brothers, James Frank Hairston of Martinsville and Major Lee Hairston of Roanoke.
The funeral will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home with Pastor Linda Okome officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends at the home of Elena Richardson at 151 American Legion Blvd.
Alice Hazel Waller
DANVILLE, Va. - Alice Hazel Waller, 90, formerly of 129 Chatelaine Ave., died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at Riverside Health Care Center.
Born in Manteo, N.C., she was the daughter of George E. Pruden and Maggie N. Harrison.
She was employed as a registered nurse at Winslow Hospital and Danville Memorial Hospital. She was the proprietor of Hazel Waller's Nursery during the 1950s.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet Faye Waller of Austin, Texas; two brothers, George Edward Pruden II, of Laurel, Md. and Paul Pruden of Tidewater.
The funeral will be held 3 p.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. John Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
Fisher and Watkins is in charge of arrangements.
GRETNA, Va. - Florenteen Doss, 76, of Blue Ridge Drive, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002 at the Veterans Medical Center in Salem.
Born Oct. 5, 1926, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of Reavy Doss and Carrie Gold Doss.
He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. His military career started in 1945 with the occupation forces in Japan. He then spent two years in Korea, three years in Okinawa and two tours in Vietnam. During both tours of Vietnam, he was a Platoon Sgt. in the 183rd Aviation Co. On his second tour, he was hurt and spent five months in a hospital in Japan. For his military service, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendations Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Good Conduct, Navy Good Conduct, American Theatre Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Army Occupational Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Aviation Wings.
After retiring on Feb. 28, 1971, he returned to the Gretna area and worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.
He is survived by a son, Wayne Doss of Hanahan, S.C.; a daughter, Donna Blakley of Florida; a stepson, Randy Yontz; a brother, Danny Doss of Gretna; two sisters, Avis Gaddy of Hurt and Kaydean Haley of Danville; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Louise Harrison Doss; two daughters, Debra Doss and Teenia Doss; a sister, Juanita Doss; and two brothers, Carroll Doss and James Ray Doss.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Colbert-Moran Chapel with the Rev. W.D. Lilly and Neville Shelton officiating. Interment will follow in Gretna Burial Park with military honors by VFW Post 4165 and DAV Chapter 46.
The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and at other times at the residence of his brother, Danny Doss, 1821 Blue Ridge Drive.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Christine Catherine Wood Elliott
LAKE CITY, Tenn. - Christine Catherine Wood Elliott, age 88, died Sunday, October 13, 2002, at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
A native of Danville, Va., she was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. She was born October 31, 1913 and resided in Danville until 1959. During her years in Danville, she was a founding member of the Blue Stocking Book Club and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. After working at jobs with banks and law offices and the position as church secretary at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, she began her 25 year career with the Social Security Administration as a receptionist in the Danville office in 1950. Here she was promoted to Claims Representative, then Field Representative. In 1959, her career moved forward in a chain of transfers and promotions as follows: 1. Field Representative, Fayetteville, N.C., 1959-1961, 2. Supervisor, Baltimore, Md., 1961-1963, 3. Assistant Manager, Bluefield, W.Va., 1963-1964, 4. Assistant Manager, Bristol, Va., 1964-1968, 5. Manager, Covington, Va., 1968-1975.
After retiring in 1975, she remained in Covington for a number of years, staying busy with club and civic work, and enjoying her hobbies of antiquing, painting, gardening and travel. Then she returned to her hometown Danville during which she continued her retirement as a resident at Stratford House.
In September 2000, she moved to Lake City Health Care Center, Lake City, Tenn., where she lived her final two years, closer to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Harrison Wood and Lottie Louise Gregory, her sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Bernard Mann, her brother, Ben Wood, and brother-in-law, Vardell Williams.
She is loved and remembered by surviving family members: her sister, Charlotte Williams, her sister-in-law, Alma Wood, her brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Margaret Wood and Raymond and Goldie Wood, all of Danville, Va.; her daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Ray Johnson of Andersonville, Tenn. and April and Jerry Ulrey of Black Mountain, N.C.; her grandchildren, Kaori and David Johnson of West Lafayette, Ind., Shannon and Doug Johnson of Knoxville, Tenn., Becky Johnson and Patrick Ash of Knoxville, Tenn., Evie and Thomas Reddick of Lawrence, Kan., Emily and Robert Wirth of Chapel Hill, N.C., Devin Reed and Josh Sturdevant of Asheville, N.C., Rosemary Ulrey of Black Mountain, N.C., Bethany and Howard Berry of Columbia, S.C.; her great-grandchildren, Sara and Rena Johnson of West Lafayette, Ind., Rachel, Daniel and Michael Johnson of Knoxville, Tenn., Samuel and Sophia Ash of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Marie Berry of Columbia, S.C.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2002, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 107 West Main Street, Danville, VA 24541, with the Reverend Jonathan Bennett officiating.
The receiving of friends will follow immediately after the service in the church parlor.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.
Virginia Mabe Hutcherson
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Virginia Mabe Hutcherson, 86, died Nov. 4, 2002, at Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Fries, Va. and moved to Savannah in 1985 after living in Danville, Va. She was a member of Brush Arbor Baptist Church in Danville, Va.
She was married to Samuel E. Hutcherson, who predeceased her Dec. 22, 1980.
She is survived by four sons, Robert Hutcherson of Savannah, Ronald Hutcherson of Atlanta, Samuel Hutcherson and Jack Hutcherson, both of College Park, Md; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stephen R. Lamb officiating. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Swicegood Funeral Home.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DANVILLE, Va. - Wayne Eugene Myers, 72, of 1233 Halifax Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Riverside Health Care Center where he had resided for six months. He had been in declining health for one year.
Born May 2, 1930, in Speedwell, Tenn., he was the son of Arnold G. Myers and Mary Taylor Myers.
He moved to Danville in 1991 from Spotsylvania. He was a retired carpenter superintendent and was of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean conflict.
He was married to Faith Moore Myers, who survives.
In addition to his wife of the residence, he is survived by two sons, Wayne Eugene Myers Jr. of Alexandria and Thomas S. Moore of Danville; three daughters, Mary Sue Myers, Donna Jo Myers, both of Alexandria and Dawn Marie Moore of Dry Fork; three brothers, Kenneth Cole Myers, Ed Myers and Kern Myers, all of Tennessee; two sisters, Bennie M. Hurst and Johnnie Ruth Elmore, both of Tennessee; and a number of grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Arnold G. Myers and Ted Myers.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Laws officiating. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park with military honors by Dan River American Legion Post 1097.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel and at other times the family will be at the residence.
Wrenn-Yeatts, North Main, is in charge of arrangements.
NATHALIE, Va. - Leroy Payne, 66, of 2725 Wabrook Ave., Baltimore, Md. and formerly of Nathalie, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Baltimore, Md.
Born Feb. 18, 1937, in Halifax County, he was the son of Clyde Payne and Hallie Mae Bailey Payne.
He was a Navy veteran in the Korean conflict and was a retired employee of Bethlehem Steel Company in Baltimore, Md.
He is survived by two brothers, William Payne of Long Island and John Bailey of Lynchburg; and five sisters, Sallie Boyd of Nathalie, Margaret Gregory of Lynn, Mass., Kathryn Austin of Pittsville, Dorothy Younger of Lynchburg and Ossie Little of Rustburg.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Frank Bailey, Charlie Bailey and Ronnie Lee Boyd and a sister, Rosa Lee Power.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Miller Funeral Home, Gretna, with the Rev. William Yancey officiating. Interment will be in the Organ Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Gladys.
The family is at the residence of a sister, Sallie Boyd, 1076 Alex Lane.
Miller Funeral Home, Gretna, is in charge of arrangements.
Maxwell Remington Snead
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Maxwell Remington Snead, 73, of 6512 Boulevard View, died Nov. 5, 2002, at South Hampton Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 2, 1928, in Halifax County, he was the son of Standhope Snead and Madge S. Snead.
He was a member of Scottsburg United Methodist Church and the Optimist Club. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with 13 years of service.
He was married to Mary Ann Murphy Snead.
He is survived by two brothers, Earl Snead and Thomas Snead, both of Scottsburg; and three sisters, Shirley Burgess of Courtland, Wilma Puckett of Pamplico, S.C. and Gladys Wagner of South Boston.
He was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Cassada and a brother, Hugh Snead.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Powell Funeral Home Chapel, South Boston, with the Rev. Kay Gentry officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Scottsburg.
The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home one hour prior to the funeral.
Powell Funeral Home, South Boston, is in charge of arrangements.
William Booth Jr.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - William Irvine Booth Jr., died Feb. 27, 2002.
Born in Danville, Va., he was the son of William Irvine Booth and Melba Harvey Booth.
He was a World War II Army veteran and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1951. He was a retired base architect for Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix.
Survivors include one son, Kevin William Booth; one daughter, Laura Michelle Booth, both of Seattle, Wash.; and one brother, Dr. John L. Booth of Phoenix.
The graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Mountain View Cemetery in Danville with the Rev. David Abernathy officiating.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society Office, 733 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017-3288.
Townes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - John Glenn Burton, 48, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, in Tulsa.
Born Dec. 22, 1953, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of Clifford Watson Burton, who survives, and Merreal Gaye Myers Burton.
He was married Feb. 23, 1974, to Linda Clay Burton, who survives. He lived most of his life in Danville, Va. and had been a resident of Oklahoma since 1992. He was a member of Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He had worked as a sales representative for the Git-N-Go Corporation.
Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Whitehead, and Sandra Burton, both of Broken Arrow; one son, Joshua Burton of Broken Arrow; one brother, Ronnie Burton of Bland, Va.; and two grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one sister, Pax Baxton.
The graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Danville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Neal Isom and David Blevins officiating.
Interment will follow at Danville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the residence of a sister-in-law, Edna Cundiff, 2357 Moorefield Bridge Road, Danville, Va.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bobby Chism Jr.
AXTON, Va. - Bobby Harold Chism Jr., 40, of 418 Conway Drive, died 8:39 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born April 24, 1962, in Danville, he was the son of Bobby Harold Chism Sr. and Patsye Rigney Chism who survive.
He was married Dec. 28, 2001, to Debra Spence Chism, who survives. He worked for Hagmeyer as a store room clerk at Goodyear Tire and Rubber. He attended Mount Herman Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Dustin Harold Chism of Milton, N.C.; one brother, Michael W. Chism of Danville; one stepson, Paul T. Spence Jr. of Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.; one stepdaughter, Tommi J. Woods of Martinsville.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Barker Funeral Home Chapel, 2025 North Main St. in Danville with the Rev. Don Davidson and the Rev. Whiteheart officiating.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Barker Funeral Home Chapel and other times will be at 765 Mount Herman Circle in Danville.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dudley "Doug" Cunningham
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dudley A. "Doug" Cunningham, of 3420 Hatwy nn Road, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at the residence.
Born March 12, 1948, in Danville, Va., he was the son of Janie B. Cunningham, who survives, and Clyburn Cunningham Sr.
He was married to Camilla "Kay" S. Cunningham, who survives. He graduated from John M. Langston High School in Danville, Va., Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va., Rutgers University School of Banking and earned an MBA from Queens College in Charlotte. He was employed by Bank of America for 30 years. He was a former member of Wesley Chapel AME Zion Church in Danville and after moving to Charlotte he joined Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member of the Credit Union, the Brotherhood, Planning Disciples for Vision 101, and Chairman of the Recreational committee of the Community Development Corporation of the church. He was a life member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, Save the Seed Organization, Sigma Pi Phi fraternity, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Charlotte, Board of Directors of Barber Scotia College, Nevins Board of Directors, Former Board Member of McCrorey Family YMCA, former board member of Central Uptown YMCA and former member of the C.W. Williams Health Center.
Survivors, in addition to his wife of the residence, and mother of Danville, include one daughter, Mia Allysin; one brother, Clyburn Cunningham Jr. of Severn, Md.; three sisters, Virginia C. Robertson, Patricia A. Cunningham, and Janie E. Cunningham, all of Danville.
The funeral will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
The viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Graveside rites will be held 12 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Danville.
Cunningham and Hughes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Geneva Falls Dalton
HURT, Va. - Geneva Falls Dalton, 75, of 348 Jasper Wood Road, Lot 11, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Born Nov. 7, 1926, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Hart Falls and Helen Henderson Falls.
She was first married to Henry Smith, who predeceased her and later married Fred E. Dalton, who also predeceased her. She was a member of Motley Baptist Church and was a retired employee of the Lane Company.
Survivors include two sons, Fred Richard Dalton of Hurt, and Thomas Henry Smith of Florence, S.C.; three daughters, Joyce D. Wade of Hurt, Shirley S. Scearce of Danville, and Carolyn S. Phillips of Halifax; five brothers, James Falls, Edward Falls, and Boyd Falls, all of Gretna, George Falls of Hurt, and William Falls of Dillon, S.C.; three sisters, Elsie Rowland of Gretna, Jean Richardson of Gretna, and Frances Walker of Halifax; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one grandson; one sister, Lucille Bray; and two brothers, Jr. Falls and Melvin Falls.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.