TIMOTHY W. SPENCER
Timothy "Tim" Warren Spencer, 53, of Bassett, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born in Henry County on December 8, 1950 and was a son of Katherine Tate Spencer of Bassett and the late Vester Spencer. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Spencer and Kathy Garmon.
He worked in pest control for 20 years and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Gloria Dillon Spencer of the home; one daughter, Jennifer Draughn of Patrick Springs; two sisters, Allene Rakes and Rebecca Hollandsworth, both of Fieldale; one brother, Marvin Spencer of Fieldale; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Norris Funeral Services chapel with the Revs. George Gorman and Thomas Rutherford officiating. Burial was in the Blackberry Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Richard Pike, John Nester, James Cox, Jimmy Agee, Sam Rakes, Brian Thomas, David Branch and Howard DeHart.
GERALDINE P. BOWMAN
Geraldine Paton Bowman, 65, of Big Dan Lake Dr., Stuart, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at her home.
She was born in New Jersey to the late William and Henrietta Van Hovel Paton.
She retired from J.P. Stevens, Inc.
Surviving are her husband, David W. Bowman of the home; four daughters, Arlene Daniel of Claudville, Virginia "Ginny" Clark of Culpeper, Sharon Bowman of Claudville and Lisa Hooker of Westfield, N.C.; two sons, David Bowman of Fayetteville, N.C., and Mark Bowman of Claudville; one brother, Dr. Wayne Paton of Youngstown, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
All services were private.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
BOBBY R. CREECH
Bobby Ray Creech, 65, of Bassett, died Friday, April 2, 2004, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born December 30, 1938 in Pitt County, N.C., and was a son of the late Howard and Emma Lee Williams Creech.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Melebyn Saddler, Lila Jones and Sylvia Barnes; three brothers, Howard L. Creech, James E. Creech and Billy W. Creech; and a granddaughter, April L. Deckard.
He retired from Pulaski Furniture Co. and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Susan Arlene Sink Creech; two daughters, Gayle C. Wagoner of Patrick Springs and Susan C. Lambert of Glade Hill; one sister, Mary C. Little of Greenville, N.C.; and one brother, Mack C. Creech of Baltimore, Md.; two grandsons and three great-granddaughters.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at Bassett Funeral Service chapel by the Rev. J.D. Harmon. Burial was in Old Center Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Scott Wagoner, Chris Wagoner, Christine Sink, Gayle Wagoner, Bobby Wagoner, Randy Adkins, and Andrew Cox.
RALPH W. DEATHERAGE
Ralph William Deatherage, 73, of Salem Hwy., Stuart, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Patrick County on October 2, 1930 to the late Banner William and Revia Gunter Deatherage.
He was the owner and operator of Ralph's Tractor Company.
Surviving are his wife, Wanda Lee Watson Deatherage of the home; one sister, Lois Overby of Stuart; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. The Revs. Gary Combs and Curtis Hall will officiate. Burial will be in the Five Forks Wesleyan Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight (Wednesday) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Five Forks Wesleyan Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Rev. Gary Combs, 3800 Salem Hwy., Stuart, Va. 24171.
MELESSIE M. FLANAGAN
Melessie "Lessie" Mize Flanagan, 87, of Ridgeway, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.
She was born in Patrick County on March 22, 1917 and was a daughter of the late Noel G. and Anna Dillon Mize. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Vergie Dillon, and four brothers, Ramey Mize, Ernest Mize, Fred Mize and Jessie Mize.
She was a member of Old Center Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Beverly G. Flanagan of the home; one daughter, Judy F. Haynes of Martinsville; one son, Johnny Flanagan of Union Hall; one sister, Nealie Ramsey of Spencer; one brother, Posey Mize of Spencer; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Norris Funeral Services. Elder Arnold Terry officiated. Burial was in Old Center Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
CATHY A. FOLEY
Cathy Ann Foley, 44, of Iron Bridge Rd., Stuart, died Friday, April 2, 2004, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount.
She was born in Patrick County and was a daughter of Claude Jim Foley and Nellie Lawson Foley of Stuart. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, James and Kathrine Lewis Lawson, and her paternal grandfather, John Roosevelt Foley.
She was a member of Buffalo Ridge Church of God of Prophecy.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her paternal grandmother, Irene Foley of Stuart; one brother, Jimmy Foley of Stuart; a niece and a nephew; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Monday at Buffalo Ridge Church of God of Prophecy. The Revs. Roy Shrewbridge, Patricia Stover and Tim Harvey and Dale Bailey officiated. Burial was in the Lawson family cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ken Barrows, Cleve Lawson, Eddie Lawson, Ricky Bowden, James Ferguson, Jody Foley and Fred Spencer.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
JAMES R. HAGWOOD
Elder James Roland Hagwood, 60, of Martinsville, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at his home.
He was born in Welch, W.Va., on September 18, 1943 and was a son of the late John Samon and Alma Rucker Hagwood.
He was pastor of Mt. Zion United Holy Church for 26 years, and was on the board of elders of the Virginia District Convocation.
Hagwood graduated from Gary District High School in West Virginia. He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Bluefield State College and also attended the University of Virginia.
After moving to Martinsville 35 years ago, he worked in the Pittsylvania and Henry County public school systems, at National Business College and the Patrick Henry Community College Adult Program.
He owned and operated CEMS Tax Service and formerly worked for the Henry County Sheriff's Office.
Surviving are his wife, LaVarna Hagwood of the home; two sons, Pastor C. Lee Hagwood of Martinsville and the Rev. John C. Hagwood of Albany, N.Y.; four daughters, Jena M. Young of Richmond, Cari L. Hagwood, Jaci "Butter" Hagwood and Cami L. Hagwood, all of Martinsville; and one sister, Barbara Reynolds of Stuart.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Mt. Zion United Holy Church by Bishop Albert Augson Sr. Burial was in Carver Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Deacon Cecil Brown, Rev. Wesley Mullins, Billy Gravely, Ernest Brooks, Rev. Larry Wright, Rev. Melvin Dillard, Deacon James Smith and Keith Law.
Arrangements were by Hairston Funeral Home.
IDA H. McMILLIAN
Ida Hiatt McMillian, 100, of Pulaski, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Pulaski Community Hospital.
She was born June 26, 1903 in Patrick County and was a daughter of the late Annice and Jefferson Davis Hiatt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tillman McMillian; a son, Lansford McMillian; and 10 brothers and sisters.
She had lived at Highland Ridge Rehab Center for several years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pulaski where she was a member of the U.M.W., and was a member of the U.F.W. Auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are one son, James McMillian of Pulaski; four grandsons; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Stevens Funeral Chapel. Dr. Randy Frye officiated. Burial was in the Willow Hill Moravian Church cemetery in Ararat.
LARRY D. SLATE
Larry Dale Slate, 60, of Pedigo Ridge Rd., Claudville, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born in Surry County, N.C., on June 28, 1943 to Ernest W. and Maggie Callahan Slate of Mount Airy, N.C. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Slate, and two brothers, Jimmy Lee Slate and Garry Slate.
He was self-employed and was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of Fellowship Church in Ararat.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Jo Slate of the home; two sons, Bradley Jordan Slate of Claudville and Larry Gordon Slate of Mount Airy; one sister, Rachel Sawyers of Mount Airy; one brother, Joe Bill Slate of Mount Airy; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Friday at Fellowship Church with the Revs. Charles Moore and Linda Blessing officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship Church Choir Fund, c/o Frances McGrady, Ararat Hwy., Ararat, Va. 24053.
Arrangements were by Howell Funeral Home in Mount Airy.
NANCY S. STANLEY
Nancy Ann Sleight Stanley, 72, of Homosassa, Fla., died Friday, March 26, 2004, at The Hospice Care Center in Brookville, Fla.
She was born May 23, 1931 in Surry County, N.C., and was a daughter of the late George Franklin and Minnie Ruth Payne Sleight. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Franklin Sleight.
She was a retired real estate agent.
Surviving are three daughters, B. Joan Duggar of Lutz, Fla., Tina Hodgson of Tampa, Fla., and June Tock of Homosassa; three sisters, Christine Ayers of Mount Airy, N.C., Jackie Nunn of Claudville and Margaret Smith of Newbern, N.C.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Mount Airy with the Rev. Dean Eaton officiating. Burial was in Skyline Memory Gardens.
CEBERT L. STONE
Cebert Leeben Stone, 62, of Bassett, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
He was born April 21, 1941 in Henry County and was a son of the late John Redd Stone and Maggie Lee Mize Stone. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Edward Stone.
He retired from Pillowtex with 42 years of service.
Surviving are one daughter, Wynna Stone Barrett of Martinsville; one son, Benny Reed Stone of Patrick Springs; two sisters, Goldie Wright of Bassett Forks and Ella Raines of Clearwater, Fla.; one brother, J.D. Stone of Bassett; and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Friday at Collins Funeral chapel in Bassett. Brother Harry Shelton and the Rev. Terry Knighten officiated. Burial was in the Stone family cemetery in Bassett.
Pallbearers were Michael W. Smith, Jay Spencer, Thomas Boyer, Chris Harris, Kevin Harris, Raymond Helton, Derreck Helton and Ronnie Stone.
DOUGLAS T. BARBOUR
Douglas "Doug" T. Barbour Sr., 72, of Salem Church Rd., Patrick Springs, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at his home.
He was born in Patrick County on November 22, 1931 to the late William D. and Mary Adams Barbour. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Tressie C. Washburn and Geneva Dillon; and three brothers, J.D. Barbour, C.L. Cummings and Billy Cummings.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a sawmiller most of his life.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Via Barbour of the home; two daughters, Denise B. Turner of Stuart and Tammy B. Moore of Burlington, N.C.; two sons, Alan Barbour of Stuart and Douglas Taylor Barbour Jr. of Claudville; three sisters, Shirley Caviness of Patrick Springs, Corinne C. Roop of Patrick Springs and Ruth Handy of Fieldale; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Howell Funeral Home in Stuart by the Rev. J. Bruce Ritter. Burial, with military honors by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard, was in the Critz Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers were J.T. Moore, Dustin Moore, Douglas Barbour, Chris Caviness, Ronald Caviness, Richard Harris, Neal Cox and Gabe Luna.
NANNIE C. CASSELL
Nannie Mae Craig Cassell, 87, of County Line Rd., Patrick Springs, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at her home.
She was born on September 20, 1916 in Patrick Springs and was a daughter of the late William Abraham and Jenny Wright Craig. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert James Cassell, in 2000; two sons, Curtis Lee Cassell Sr. and Larry Elwood Cassell; two sisters, Dora Martin and Texas Turner; three brothers, Homer Craig, Emory Craig and Harry Craig; a half-sister, Elizabeth Crawford; two half-brothers, Ben Craig and Herbert Craig; a grandson, Curtis Lee Cassell Jr.; a granddaughter, Amanda Gwynne Clifton; and a great-great-grandson, Christopher Michael Shough.
She was a retired certified nursing assistant and had worked for 10 years at Martinsville Convalescent Center. She was a homemaker and was a member of Old Center Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Judy Holloway of Rocky Mount, Linda Thomas of Martinsville, Debby Shorter and Dorothy Clifton, both of Bassett; an adopted daughter, Minnie Turner Hylton of Ridgeway; six sons, Bill Cassell, Lonnie Cassell of Patrick Springs, Carl Cassell, James Cassell and Chester Cassell, all of Bassett, and Sammie (Dickie) Cassell of Stuart; an adopted son, James Robert (Peanut) Cassell Jr. of Stella; her stepmother, Meadie Craig of Mount Airy, N.C.; two half-sisters, Daisy Mae Lestwich and Ann Thomas, both of Mount Airy, N.C.; 36 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Collins Funeral Chapel. Elder Buddy Crotts officiated. Burial was in County Line Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jeffrey Cassell, Carl A. Cassell Jr., Jonathan Martin, Johnny Cassell, Dwayne Manning, Chester Wayne Cassell, Sammie Cassell Jr., Gary Lane Clifton II, Robert Henry Nunley, Scottie Cassell, Allen Cassell, Bradley Cassell, Frank Yaple, J.R. Jones, Ernest Carter, H.C. Gilbert and Kevin Little.
LUTHER C. HOWELL
Luther Clindon Howell, 82, of Eden, N.C., died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Brian Nursing Center in Eden.
He was born in Patrick County, and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.
He retired from Martin Processing in Fieldale and was formerly employed by Brames in Greensboro, N.C. He had worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
Surviving are his wife, Odeline Martin Howell of the home; one son, Charles Richard Howell of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two daughters, Cynthia "Cindy" Swinney and Lisa Howell, both of Eden; two brothers, James Ernest Howell of Pasadena, Md., and William Anderson Howell of Eden; three sisters, Thelma H. Jones of Sandstone, Gladys H. Place of Essex, Md., and Floretta H. Farmer of Burlington, N.C.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Fair Funeral Home in Eden. Burial was in Overlook Cemetery.
Junior Lankford, 71, of Mount Airy, N.C., died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born June 11, 1932 in Stuart to the late Mr. and Mrs. Ruff Lankford.
He was retired from Stanley Line Construction.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Smith Lankford of the home; two daughters, Debra McMillian and Gloria Best, both of Mount Airy; two sons, Rufus "Bo" Lankford of Fort Myers, Fla., and Michael "Joe" Lankford of Mount Airy; three sisters, Elsie L. Bowman, Betty H. Atkins and Jacqueline Dollyhigh, all of Mount Airy; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Mount Airy. The Rev. Robert McCrary officiated. Burial was in Skyline Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Haymore Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 27, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030.