DANVILLE, Va. - Arnold Randolph Logan, 68, died July 21, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 29, 1934, he was the son of Janie Jamison and Stonewall Logan, Sr.
Logan accepted Christ at an early age and joined the White Rock Baptist Church. While furthering his education and study, he worked many years at Standard Pharmaceutical in New York City. Later, due to the illness of his mother, he returned to Danville and was reunited with the White Rock Baptist Church. He also served as a substitute teacher for the Danville Public School System. He received his education at West Virginia State College and Howard University.
Survivors include two brothers, Henry Ford Logan of Cape Coral, Fla., and Stonewall Logan Jr. of New York; and one sister, Cassie Cundiff of Washington, D.C.
He was predeceased by his parents.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the White Rock Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Tinsley officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Cunningham and Hughes Funeral Home.
Cunningham and Hughes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DANVILLE, Va. - Helen Tanksley Sheriden, 89, formerly of 125 Arnett Boulevard, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at 8:20 a.m. at Roman Eagle Memorial Home.
Born February 23, 1913, in Paces, Va., she was the daughter of Charlie H. Tanksley and Ethel Henderson Tanksley, both deceased.
She was married to William Fain Sheriden, who died August 13, 1990. In her early life, she lived in Sunbury, Ohio, where she had a career in cosmetology. After retirement, she moved to Lynchburg where she lived until moving to Danville in 1991. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, the Singing Seniors, the Triple "L" Club and the Lucille Rumney Sunday School Class. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by a number of cousins, including a devoted double first cousin, Clarence C. "Punk" Henderson Sr., who was also her prime care giver. Other survivors include two nephews, Walter Yates Jr. of Greensboro, N.C., and Donald Tanksley of Richmond; six nieces, Joan J. Womack of Rustburg, Jan Y. Daniel of Danville, Cheryl Y. Caudle of Pelham, N.C., Monica Yates of Blairs, Karen T. Fox of Chatham, and Betty T. Miller of South Boston.
She was predeceased, in addition to her parents and husband, by two brothers, Henry A. Tanksley and Otis C. Tanksley and three sisters, Lou T. Jarrett, Sue T. Greenwood and Doris T. Yates.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Highland Burial Park with Rev. Dr. Joey Faucett officiating. Interment will follow.
The family received friends Wednesday at Barker Funeral Home.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DANVILLE, Va. - Garland E. Waller, 92, of 450 Piney Forest Road, formerly of Holbrook Avenue, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Piney Forest Health Care Center.
Born Dec. 11, 1909, in Danville, he was the son of Joel Beverly Waller and Lalia Parcell Waller.
He was married to Flossie Goad Waller. He lived most of his life in Danville where he retired after working as an inspector at Dan River Mills. He had been a patient at Piney Forest Health Care Center for the past three years and prior to that, he was a patient at Salem Nursing Home for two years. He was an avid gardener and fisherman and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Landon W. Waller of Pelham, N.C.; one brother, Gordon Waller of Danville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; wife; and two brothers, Robert Waller and Joel Waller.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Highland Burial Park with Elder Theron Hall officiating. Interment will follow.
The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Swicegood Funeral Home and other times at his son's residence at 224 Whipporwill Lane, Pelham, N.C.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eva Marlow Atkins
CALLANDS, Va. - Eva Marlow Atkins, 92, of 1936 Robinhood Road, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003 in Mountain Valley Eldercare.
Born March 6, 1910, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of William Marlow and Mary Giles Marlow.
Before retiring, she was the manager of Oceanside Tourist Court in Nags Head, N.C.
She was a member of County Line Christian Church.
She was married to Berkley Atkins, who predeceased her.
She is survived by one sister, Callie Wells of Callands; and one brother, Hassell Gilbert Marlow of Callands.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by four sisters, Nannie Hankins, Elsie Gauldin, Rebecca Gauldin and Alice Marlow; and four brothers, Harvey Marlow, Henry Marlow, H.L. Marlow and Arthur Marlow.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at County Line Christian Church, Axton, with the Rev. Dean Ashby and the Rev. Tim Manness officiating. Interment will be at Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive visitors 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at County Line Christian Church. At other times they will be at the residence.
The family suggests that memorials be given to the County Line Christian Church Building Fund, 12711 Chatham Road, Axton, VA 24054.
Norris Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Raleigh Scott Burgess Jr.
DANVILLE, Va. - Raleigh Scott Burgess Jr., 73, formerly of Danville, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke after several years of declining health.
Born June 13, 1929, in Ringgold, he was the son of Raleigh S. Burgess Sr. and Maggie Jordan Burgess.
He lived most of his life in the Danville area. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a supervisor for U.S. Gypsum. He was a member of Keen Street Baptist Church and American Legion Post #325. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by a son, Ronnie S. Burgess of Danville, two sisters, Lessie B. Ferguson of Ringgold and Annie Mae Hipes of New Hope; and three grandsons, Christopher Blaine Burgess, Justin Scott Burgess and Bryan Davis, all of Danville.
He was predeceased by five brothers and one grandchild.
The graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Danville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Steve Carlton officiating. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post #325.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home, North Main Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Chitwood Carswell
DANVILLE, Va. - Thelma Chitwood Carswell, 86, formerly of 248 Hamlin Ave., died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003 in Danville Regional Medical Center, after being in declining health for five years and in Roman Eagle Memorial Home since October, 2001.
Born April 9, 1916, in Rocky Mount, Va., she was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Chitwood and Faye Belle Thurman Chitwood, who predeceased her.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She lived most of her life in Danville.
She was retired from Corning Glass where she worked in the Quality Control Department.
She is survived by one daughter, Judy C. Pruitt of Danville; two brothers, Thomas Dorie Chitwood of Rocky Mount, Va. and Giles Burke Chitwood of Vinton, Va.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Thomas Edward Carswell and a daughter, Sandra C. Walker.
The graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Highland Burial Park, with the Rev. John C. Gentry officiating.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Wrenn-Yeatts, North Main Chapel. At other times they will be at the residence of Judy C. Pruitt, 2480 Golf Club Road, Danville, Va.
Wrenn-Yeatts, North Main is in charge of arrangements.
SANDY LEVEL, Va. - Elijah Wade "E.W." Grizzel, age 78, of 13692 West Gretna Road, Sandy Level, died Sunday, January 5, 2003 in the Gretna Health Care Center after a lengthy decline in health.
Mr. Grizzel was born March 30, 1924, in St. Paul, Virginia, the son of Wade H. and Nancy Edwards Grizzel. He was twice married, first to the late Marsha Steele Grizzel and then to Doris Oakes Minter Grizzel of the residence. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was predeceased by eight brothers, two sisters, a stepson, Dr. Obie James Minter and a step-granddaughter, Tawney Steele. Mr. Grizzel was a member of Museville Christian Church where he served as an elder for several years. He was a member of the Gretna Lions Club, Climax Ruritan Club, Snow Creek VFW Post 10840, American Legion Post 232 and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsylvania Christian Service Camp. Mr. Grizzel was a veteran of World War II while serving in the United States Army and of the Korean Conflict while serving in the United States Air Force. He participated in the second wave of the D-Day invasion and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He received many other medals and citations during his military career prior to retiring in October 1965.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two stepsons, James D. Steele of Charles City and Carlton R. Minter of Richmond; a stepdaughter, Dianne M. Towler of Virginia Beach; six step-grandchildren, Frank Steele, Theresa S. Quigley, Tamara S. Hamlin, James Minter, Haley Minter and Michele A. Witcher.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at Museville Christian Church by Steve Hayes, Minister and Randle K. Johnson, Minister. Interment with military honors by VFW Post 4165 and DAV Chapter 46 will follow in Liberty Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 13692 West Gretna Road, Sandy Level.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Museville Christian Church, 112 Victoria Road, Chatham, Va. or to the American Cancer Society.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna, is in charge of arrangements.
Annie L. Adkins Keatts
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -Annie L. Adkins Keatts, 77, of Oak Level and formerly of Danville, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at Blue Ridge Rehab Center in Martinsville.
Born May 20, 1925, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Fletcher Adkins and Rosie Myers Adkins.
She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Chatham and a graduate of Callands High School and Phillips Business College.
She is survived by one daughter, Mildred Keatts Buntin of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sons, Henry L. Keatts of Oak Level, and Melvin C. Keatts of Danville; one sister, Martha Lee Dodd of Danville; and one brother, Earnest Adkins of Chatham; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Floral Hills Memory Garden in Danville with the Rev. Gay Hill officiating.
The family will receive friends Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Collins Chapel and other times at the home of Henry Keatts, 10517 Virginia Ave., Oak Level.
Collins Funeral Service in Bassett are in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Allen 'Ruffy' New
DANVILLE, Va. - Kenneth Allen "Ruffy" New, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Piney Forest Health Care Center, where he has resided for the past month.
Born Aug. 23, 1943, in Danville, he was a son of Ernest Paul New and Ruby Ellen Motley New.
He spent most of his life in Danville and was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by a son, Lee Paul New of Petersburg; a sister, Barbara Blankenship of Danville and two brothers, Ernest W. New of Danville and Jimmie L. New of Ringgold.
A graveside funeral will be held 3 p.m. Monday at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Smith officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by American Legion Dan River Post #1097 Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends at the residence of his sister, 116 Starmont Drive.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Danville Life Saving Crew, 202 Christopher Lane, Danville, VA 24541.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Felix Ward Stout
CASCADE, Va. - Felix Ward Stout, 66, of 333 Cascade Road, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003 in Moorehead Memorial Hospital, Eden, N.C., after having been in declining health the past two years and in the hospital for two weeks.
Born Feb. 9, 1936, in Floyd County, he was the son of Noah Richard Stout and Alma Weddle Stout, who predeceased him.
He lived most of his life in the West Fork community of Pittsylvania County.
He was employed for 22 years in the maintenance department at Bassett Walker, Martinsville. He was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith.
He was married to Virginia McDaniel Stout for 45 years.
In addition to his wife of the residence, he is survived by one daughter, Pamela Stout Snead of Cascade; three brothers, Willie P. Stout and Phillip E. Stout, both of Cascade, and Douglas Wayne Stout of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swicegood Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Coe officiating. Interment will follow in the Cross McDaniel Cemetery in Axton.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Swicegood Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the residence.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wallace Jackson Woods
DANVILLE, Va. - Wallace Jackson Woods, 74, of 5561 Old Richmond Road, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003 at Riverside Health Care Center.
Born August 2, 1928, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of Lacy Lewis Woods and Mary Ellen Flippen Woods.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Star Paper Tubes.
He was married to Gladys Woods.
In addition to his wife of the residence, he is survived by four daughters, Gladys Stamps and Vickie Pritchett, both of Blairs, Cheryl Crawford of Nashville, Tenn. and Margaret Pritchett of Danville; two sons, James Giggetts of Danville and Larry Woods of Greensboro, N.C.; one sister, Sarah Sydnor of Danville; one brother, Harrison Junior Woods of Danville; and many grandchildren.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Grove Baptist Church with Dr. James Cabell officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Monday at the residence.
Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.