Michael C. "Mick" Tucker, 50, of Covington, died Wednesday, August 20, 2001, as a result of an automobile accident.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Alleghany Memorial Park with the Rev. Richard Miller officiating. Those wishing to attend the service should assemble at Loving Funeral Home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
SELMA - Frances Hayslett Johnson, 86, of 303 11th Street, Selma, died Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem.
A funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church in Selma with the Rev. Kermit Meadows officiating. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Nicely Funeral Home.
HOT SPRINGS - Florence Hiner Taylor, 96, of the Mitchelltown area of Hot Springs, died this morning, December 4, 2001, in Mount Grove.
A funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at Mountain Grove United Methodist with the Rev. Randy White officiating and a eulogy by Danny Hiner. Interment will follow at Mountain Grove Community Church.
The family will receive friends this evening from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Hot Springs.
Calvin Lucas Jr.
CLIFTON FORGE - Calvin Douglas Lucas Jr., 42, of 1607 Cherry Avenue, Clifton Forge, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at the Liberty House Nursing Home.
He was the son of the late Calvin Douglas Sr. and Gertrude Elizabeth Mays Lucas.
Mr. Lucas was a pallet maker for the Boliva Lumber Company in Clifton Forge and he loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
He is survived by a daughter, Emily Christine Lucas of Chase City; two uncles, James Mays and Dallas Mays; a special cousin, Barbara Mays Curtis; best friend, Doug Altizer; special friends, Ramona and Mitchell Tucker and his loyal and loving dog, Beau.
A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. At the request of Mr. Lucas, his body was cremated. The family suggests memorial tributestake the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, Alleghany Highlands Unit, P. O. Box 11, Clifton Forge, Va. 24422 or to the Mountain Regional Hospice Volunteers, P. O. Box 637, Clifton Forge, Va. 24422.
Arrangements are being handled by Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge.
Dorothy Jackson Ross, 69, of 106 East Prospect Street, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Alleghany Regional Hospital at Low Moor.
She was born December 24, 1934 in Covington a daughter of the late Lawrence and Virginia Harris Jackson.
Mrs. Ross was a 1953 graduate of Watson High School. She was a former employee of the Willco Department Store in Austin, Texas, a former employee of Halmode in New Castle and had retired from Kmart in Covington.
She was a member of the Pine Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Ross was a homemaker and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid bowler and always enjoyed Bible Study at Pine Street Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Lena Jackson.
Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Lorenzo Ross of Covington; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donnell and Carla Ross of Lithonia, Ga., Jeff and Julie Ross of Hurt and Dale and Tonya Ross of Hanford, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Lola and Derek McAllister of Durham, N. C.; eight grandchildren, Derek Ross, Marcus Twitty, Aaron Ross, Tia Ross, Keenan Ross, Makayla Ross, Hope Ross and Faith Ross; one sister, Betty Heighter and her husband, Lorenzo of Covington; one brother, Clayton Jackson and his wife, Aurelia of Covington; one aunt, Geraldine Harris and her husband, Hezekiah of Covington, and several nieces and nephews including Brian Jackson of Covington who was raised in the home.
A funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 1 p. m. at Pine Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Thomas S. Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park.
Friends may pay their respects anytime at Arritt Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8:30 p. m. at Arritt's Funeral Home, Highland Avenue.
Mrs. Dorothy Eloise Stull Snodgress Finney, age 92, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, finished her journey here on Earth and went home to the loving arms of our Lord on May 24, 2004.
Mrs. Finney was born November 5, 1911, in Eagle Rock, the daughter of the late Edgar William and Mamie Ruth Wilhelm Stull. She was a member of the Rich Patch Union Church but attended Oak Hill Baptist Church in her later years. Prior to moving to Clifton Forge, she operated a dairy farm in Rich Patch with her late husband.
Mrs. Finney was the last surviving member of her family.
Left behind to mourn her passing are her son and daughter-in-law, Hollis and Sharon Snodgress of Spencer, W.Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and George Fridley of Rich Patch; daughter Carletta "Jeannie" Hayslett of Clifton Forge; step-sons and daughters-in-law Charles and Dreama Finney of Berryville and Edward and Bonnie Finney of Edenton, N.C.; and stepdaughter Diane Finney Murphy of N.C. Four sisters-in-law, Waneta Hoover of Harrisville, W.Va., Mildred "Pete" Stull of Rich Patch, Ellen Keyser Stull of Clifton Forge and Margaret Finney Terrell of Richmond; 15 granddaughters, Robin, Becky, Renee, Holly, Tammy, Terry, Mitzi, Sherry, Tracy, Michelle, Belinda, Teresa, Heather, Christy and Olivia; 18 grandsons, Bobby, Brian, Todd, Tommy, Ray, Rodney, Rick, J.D., Dallas, Donnie, Bryan, Shawn, Eric, Keith, Zach, David, Patrick and Todd; 44 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Also left behind is her very special gift from God, her little kitten, "Angel-Kitty-Cat."
She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Edgar Snodgress in 1971 and Alvin Sang Finney in 1986; her daughter, Patty Ann Snodgress in 1940; three brothers, Odell Stull, Earl Stull and Ernest Stull; and a great-granddaughter, Krista Armentrout, in 1986.
A funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Bush officiating. Pallbearers will be Bobby Fridley, Brian Hayslett, Todd Hayslett, Tommy Hayslett, Bryan Snodgress, Rick Snodgress, Woody Wilson, Ellis Stull and Todd Finney.
Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Loving Funeral Home or at other times at the residence, 1504 Cedar St., Clifton Forge, Va., 24422.
Loving Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
CLIFTON FORGE - Ermal Billy Manion, 72, of Liberty House Nursing Home, Clifton Forge, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at the nursing home.
He is survived by his friends at Liberty House Nursing Home.
A graveside service was conducted this morning at 10 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Clifton Forge with the Rev. John Carrier officiating.
CLIFTON FORGE - Maxine May Nicely, 67, of 5419 Longdale Furnace Rd., Clifton Forge, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor.
She was born October 23, 1936, in Covington, a daughter of the late Charles P. and Wilda Wheeler May.
Mrs. Nicely was a homemaker, a member of the Longdale United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Transportation Union Auxiliary.
She is survived be her husband of 45 years, Larry Linwood Nicely of Clifton Forge, one daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Mike Kelly of Perrysburg, Ohio; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry H. and Karen Nicely of Perrysburg, Ohio; three sisters, Nancy Hepler of Crows, Ada Bradshaw of Covington and Jean Coggsdale of Fla.; three brothers, Burke May of Covington, Charles May of Toledo, Ohio, and Homer May of Lynchburg; three grandchildren, Matthew Nicely, Katlin Nicely and William Kelly; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a step-brother, Chuck May.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Nicely Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Charles Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in the Central Advent Christian Cemetery, Clifton Forge.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Nicely Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Rick Bradshaw, Darryl Nicely, Wilson Nicely, Mike Kelly, Matthew Nicely and Chuck Hepler.
The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Longdale United Methodist Church, 121 Church Rd., Clifton Forge, Va., 24422, or to the Alzheimer's Association, Blue Ridge of Virginia Chapter, 2728 Colonial Ave., SW, Suite 2, Roanoke, Va., 24015.
FINCASTLE - Lois F. Barger, 80, of 7908 Botetourt Rd., Fincastle, Va.,
went home to be with the Lord Tuesday evening, July 13, 2004, at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem.
She was born October 22, 1923 in Botetourt County, a daughter of the late David Preston and Lula Olive Wilhelm Barger.
Mrs. Barger was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Clifton Forge.
She is survived by her two daughters, Bonnie B. Mayo of Fincastle and Pat Harrelson of Marietta, Ga.; five grandchildren, Timothy E. Mayo, Tamera Gish, Steven A. Mayo, Jason N. Harrelson and Jeremy D. Harrelson; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Everette Wilson "Hueit" Barger; one daughter, Connie K. Barger; one sister, Leda Young; and five brothers, Ray, Thurman, Dallas, Carl and Collins Barger.
A funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the Immanuel Baptist Church, Clifton Forge, with the Revs. Bill Dillon, Fred Fryar and Jim Hicks officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Grove Baptist Cemetery, Eagle Rock.
Pallbearers will be Timothy Mayo, Steven Mayo, Jason Harrelson, Jeremy Harrelson, Daniel Gish and John Barger.
Honorary pallbearers will be Marion Nicely, Bobby Bradberry, Ernest Noel, Brad Day, "Doc" Thompson and Doug Donivan.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Gideon Memorial Bible Chairman, P.O. Box 942, Lexington, Va., 24450; or the Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 2819 Douthat Rd., Clifton Forge, Va., 24422.
Hobert H. "Jack" Martin, 80, of 2319 S. Munford Ave., died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at his residence.
He was born July 14, 1924, at Cornwall in Rockbridge County, the son of the late Robert and Murry Clark Martin.
Mr. Martin was employed by Team Carriers Inc. for 56 years as a truck driver and then as a truck trainer for the last two years. He was an avid fisherman.
Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Vint Martin of Covington; a daughter, Murray Michelle Martin and fiance, Rodney Holloway, of Covington; a special step-daughter, Karen Groves of Clifton Forge; step-daughters Pauline Rowan and husband, Carl, of Eagle Rock and Deborah Groves of Covington; a step-son, James Kitt of Clifton Forge; a very special grandson, Nathaniel Andrew Holloway of Covington; seven step-grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Borer. Those wishing to attend Mr. Martin's
service may assemble at Arritt Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.
Friends may pay their respects at any time at Arritt Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
HOT SPRINGS - Ronnie McMullen, 69 of Hot Springs, lost his courageous battle with cancer and went to be with the Lord July 15, 2004.
Mr. McMullen was born November 25, 1934, in Bath County, the son of the late Charles Franklin and Edith Accord McMullen.
Mr. McMullen was retried from The Homestead after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church, Warm Springs Masonic Lodge No. 265, a past member of the Bath County School Board, a charter member of the Bath County Cancer Support Group and worked with Relay for Life. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was an avid golfer and trout fisherman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Carolyn Burns McMullen of Hot Springs; his children, Mike McMullen and wife, Jane, of Frost, W.Va, and Julie Dean and husband, Paul, of Hot Springs; three brothers, Clarence F. McMullen and Arthur McMullen, both of Hot Springs, and Conley A. McMullen of Vinton; a sister, Estaline Bower of Hot Springs; four grandchildren, Mikayla and Karleigh McMullen of Frost, Austin Dean of Hot Springs and Dalton Knight of Crozet; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Madie G. McMullen, Noel Plecker and Wyatt Burns.
At Mr. McMullen's request, his remains were cremated.
A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Debbie Carey and the Rev. Tom Stanley officiating.
The family will receive their friends Saturday from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Charlotte May, P.O. Box 116, Hot Springs, Va., 24445; or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Janice Webb, Rt. 2, Box 509, Hot Springs, Va., 24445.
GLEN WILTON - John W. Conner, 81, of Glen Wilton, died Friday, October 8, 2004, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are being handled by Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - John Everett Georges, 71, of Charlotte, N.C., died Wednesday, October 6, 2004, at his residence in Charlotte.
He was born October 20, 1932, in Sheyboyghan, Mich., a son of the late Everett Whiting and Agnes Michalka Georges.
A private graveside service will be conducted with the Rev. Dan Gillette officiating.
Arritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.