Donald Woodrow Curry Jr., 47, of 448 S. Raymond Ave., died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Alleghany Regional Hospital.
Mr. Curry was born Nov. 13, 1957, in Alleghany County, a son of Donald W.Curry Sr. and Wanda McLain Curry of Clifton Forge.
A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Burnham officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Wright, Donnie Adams, Gary Griffith, Gerry Gibson Sr., Gerry Gibson Jr., Pat Hiler, Paul Craft and James Smith.
Friends may pay their respects any time at Arritt Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence in Asbury Park at any time.
The family suggests that memorial donations in Mr. Curry's name be made to the American Lung Association, 9221 Forest Hill Ave., Richmond, Va. 23235.
James C. "Jim" Gilbert, 75, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, in Elcentro, Calif.
He was the husband of Doris Gilbert.
Mr. Gilbert was born Oct. 4, 1929, in Covington, a son of the late Harry Gilbert and Leola Gilbert Easter.
In accordance with Mr. Gilbert's wishes, he was cremated.
A memorial service will be conducted in Hawaii at a later date.
The family suggests that memorial tributes to Mr. Gilbert take the form of contributions to Boys' Home, 306 Boys' Home Rd., Covington, Va. 24426.
HOT SPRINGS - Charles Orvis Morris, 79, of the Springs Nursing Center, Hot Springs, died Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at Bath County Community Hospital.
He was born August 1, 1925, in Hot Springs, a son of the late Joe T. and Florence Morris.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are being handled by McLaughlin Funeral Home.
Violet Reed Booth, 92, of The Brier Rehabilitation Center in Ronceverte, W.Va., and formerly of Johnson Creek Rd., died Monday, February 7, 2005.
She was born July 28, 1912, in Mercer County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Alfred and Nettie Sheard Reed.
Mrs. Booth was a member of the Johnson Creek ARP Church. She was a loving and caring mother and will be missed by all her children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henderson Clyde Booth in 1995; one son, Clifford Henderson Booth; two grandsons, John Crawford and David Crawford; and two great-grandchildren, Jon Adam Hunter and Charity Southall.
Surviving are a son, Daryol Booth and his wife, Judi, of Covington; three daughters, Janet Hunter and her husband, Frank Hunter Jr., of Ronceverte, W.Va., Opal Ash and her husband, Joe, of Lavonia, Mich., and Delores Crawford and her husband, Alvin, of Sinks Grove, W.Va., 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with Terry Koon officiating.
Interment will be made in the Johnson Creek ARP Church Cemetery.
Friends may pay their respects anytime at Arritt Funeral Home. The family will receive their friends Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
George Lewis Brisendine, 84, of 301 E. Fudge St., died Monday, February 7, 2005, at Alleghany Regional Hospital.
He was the husband of Mary Smith Brisendine.
Mr. Brisendine was born July 22, 1920, in Covington, the son of the late Stephen Clifford Brisendine and Irene Vaught Brisendine.
He served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army. Mr. Brisendine was employed by Westvaco as a crane operator, retiring after 44 years of service. He was a lifetime member of this community and a member of First Christian Church. Mr. Brisendine was a member of the Curtis A. Smith Post 1033 Veterans of Foreign Wars and was an avid gardener.
In addition to his wife, Mary, Mr. Brisendine is survived by a son, Ryland B. Brisendine and wife, Lois; a daughter, Phyllis B. McAllister and husband, James, all of Covington; four grandchildren, Debra S. Brisendine of Rockville, Md., Neil S. Brisendine of Dixon, Tenn.; Gary W. McAllister and wife, Carrie, of Covington, and Kathy M. Summers and husband, Clint, of Salem; three great-grandchildren, Chris Lawson, Kasey Lawson and Tyler Summers; a step-great-grandson, David W. McAllister of Covington; a sister, Ruby Lee Rice and husband, Darfow; and two brothers, Charles Edward "Monk" Brisendine and Melvin Franklin Brisendine and wife, Ann.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Brisendine was preceded in death by four brothers, Stephen Clifford Brisendine Jr., James Robert Brisendine, Bill Brisendine and Harry Eugene Brisendine; and one sister, Edith May Richmond.
A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Gilliland officiating.
Interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Dana Humphreys, Robbie Miller, Clint Summers, Delbert Smith, Willie Smith, Gary Smith, Richard Watson and Randy Rose.
Graveside rites will be conducted by the Curtis A. Smith Post 1033 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Loving Funeral Home and at other times at the residence, 301 E. Fudge St., Covington.
Paul Leo Adonis Gillespie, 71, of Covington, died Monday, February 7, 2005, at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor.
He was born July 6, 1933, in Alleghany County, a son of the late William A. and Elsie Robinson Gillespie.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be handled by Arritt Funeral Home.
Gloria Hiler Griffith, 50, of 200 Hodder Lane, Highland Springs, died Saturday, February 5, 2005, at her residence.
She was the wife of Vernon "Champ" Griffith.
Mrs. Griffith was born January 25, 1955, in Covington, the daughter of the late Jackie Lee Hiler Jr. and Virginia Ervin Hiler Simmons.
A funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Loving Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Hollenbeck officiating.
Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Loving Funeral Home and at other times at the residence of Pat Kegley, 309 E. Gordon St., Covington, Va., 24426.
The Rev. Carter Bowles Tucker, 83, of Glen Burnie, Md., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at the Millenium Health and Rehabilitation in Glenn Burnie, Md.
He was born March 6, 1920, in Alleghany County, a son of the late James W. and Mary Alice Wolfe Tucker.
The Rev. Tucker retired as a tailor with Raleigh Clothes Co. in Baltimore, Md. He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church and was the founding member of the West Virginia Gospel Singers.
He was a devoted husband to his wife, Martha Wright Tucker, who preceded him in death in 1981. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jay Tucker, in 1987; and also by four brothers and a sister.
The Rev. Tucker was a loving father to Frances Mittman, Mary Tucker, Faye Lafon, Florence Steele, Carl Tucker, Dannie Tucker and David Tucker. He is also survived by a number of grandchildren; great-granchildren; nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted at noon Wednesday in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Hamblin officiating. Interment will be in Lone Star Cemetery.
Pallbearers wil be David Tucker, David Tucker Jr., Gary Tucker, Florence Steele, Sherry McCelland and Wade Melvin.
Friends may pay their respects any time at Arritt Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Tuesday at Arritt Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 8:30.
Jackie Lee Williams, 54, of 516 Rockbridge Ave., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005.
He was born Sept. 20, 1950, in Alleghany County, a son of the late Jacob G. and Beulah Sizemore Williams.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Sonny Wiseman officiating.
Pallbearers will be selected from friends attending the service.
Friends may pay their respects any time at Arritt Funeral Home. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Arritt Funeral Home. At other times, the family will be at the residence, 516 Rockbridge Ave.
Vivian Pugh Gabbert, 81, of Dolly Ann Apartments, B-6, died this morning, Thursday, March 31, 2005.
She was born March 17, 1924, in Buena Vista, a daughter of the late Roy Thomas Pugh and Bessie Chaplin Wilcher.
Mrs. Gabbert was an employee of the former Industrial Rayon Corporation. Following her Rayon employment, she worked as a cleaning lady for a number of years for many area residents. She was a member of Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern E. Gabbert, in 1983; and also by one brother and two sisters.
Surviving are three daughters, Virginia Smith Hogg and her husband, Ronald, Kathy Lamb Carson and her husband, Lance, and Peggy Redmon, all of Covington; one son, Vern Gabbert, Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Plano, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Booze of Lakeland, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael D. Copeland officiating, assisted by the Rev. Walter B. Failes.
The interment will be made in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Friends may pay their respects at anytime at Arritt Funeral Home. The family will receive their friends Saturday evening from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Arritt Funeral Home and at other times will be at the residence of Ronald and Virginia Hogg at 106 Parkview Avenue in Clearwater Park.
FRANKLIN, N.C. — Word has been received of the death of Dorothy “Dickie” Deaton, 72, who died March 29, 2005, in Franklin, N.C.
Survivors include three sisters, Margie Traub of Richmond, Eleanor Bruffey of Clifton Forge, Carolyn Nall of Keystone Heights, Fla., and one brother, G.A. Deaton Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Robert “Bob” Deaton; and a sister, Ruth Gallion.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Franklin.
Mr. Harold Fielding Dillon, age 83, of 621 E. Kline Street, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at the Brian Center in Low Moor.
Mr. Dillon was born October 20, 1921 in Nickels Mill, W.Va., the son of the late Michael Dillon and Gladys Baker Dillon. He was a resident of this community for most of his life and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Dillon served his country during World War II in the Quartermaster Corp in the United States Army and was a member of Curtis A. Smith Post 1033 Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was employed by Westvaco as a clerk in the storeroom until his retirement in the mid 1980s.
Mr. Dillon is survived by a brother, James M. Dillon of Fincastle; one sister, Elizabeth Dillon Fitchett of Baltimore, Md.; four nieces, Karen Maccabee of Baltimore Md., Maureen Paxton of Mashpee, Mass., Cynthia Lawrence of Roanoke and Melissa Graham of Oakhill; and three nephews, Michael Edward Dillon of St. Ives, England, Gerald Lee Dillon of Northfield, N.J. and Michael Fitchett of Baltimore, Md.
Mr. Dillon was preceded in death by his brother, Phillip Marvin Dillon in 1974 and his sister, Mary Margaret Dillon in 1996.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Burns officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Graveside rites will be conducted by Curtis A. Smith Post 1033 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The family will receive friends Friday evening 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Loving Funeral Home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society c/o Mrs. Karen Buzzard, 807 McCormick Blvd, Clifton Forge Va., 24426.
EGGLESTON — Margaret Helen Jones, 77, of Eggleston, died Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke.
Born in Covington December 19, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Albert C. and Myrtle Robinson Myers.
For over 40 years, she worked as a silk finisher at the dry cleaners, attended Calvary Baptist Church in Elyria, Ohio, loved reading her Bible and praying for her children and grandchildren and considered her greatest accomplishment raising children, was TOPS Queen for a year and her favorite time was when all her family came home for Christmas and Easter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Paul Jones, two sisters, Alma Mae Jones, Dorothy Albright; three brothers, Wilber, Carl and Alvin Myers and a cherished friend, Bill Carbaugh.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory three daughters, Sharon Jones and fiancé Roger Shaver of Eggleston, Joyce and Tim Dellisanti of Elyria, Ohio, Vicki and Bryan Sebastian of Grafton, Ohio; four sons, Donald and Bonnie Grimes of Covington, Paul and Dennis Jones of Sheffield Village, Ohio, David Harold and Joanne Jones of North Olmsted, Ohio, Gerald Wayne and Rachelle Jones of Sheffield Village, Ohio; three sisters-in-law, Betty, Barbara and Jenny Myers; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St., Pembroke, with the Rev. Wilber Wagner officiating.
Interment will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park, Pearisburg.
While flowers will be appreciated, memorial contributions may be sent to Riverview Baptist Church, Ripplemead. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.kendallfuneralhome.com.