DENZIL A. CAMPBELL
Denzil A. Campbell, 64, of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., died Thursday, February 2, 2006, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He was born March 5, 1941 in Mendota, Ill., to the late Arden and Faith Fitch Campbell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy S. Campbell.
He was an employee of Computer Science Raytheon, an Eagle Scout, and was a member of Masonic Lodge 318 F/AM in Melbourne, Fla.
Surviving are two sons, Jeff Campbell of Fairfax and Pete Campbell of Stuart; one daughter, Kristin Campbell of Mendota; one brother, Gary Campbell of Mendota; three sisters, Mary Bassing of Ottawa, Ill., and Jane Spenader and Martha Schmitt, both of Mendota; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 13, at 11 a.m. at Everly Funeral Home in Fairfax. Burial will follow in the National Memorial Park in Falls Church.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
A guest book is available at www.everlyfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to America's Second Harvest, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 2000, Chicago, Ill. 60601.
This obituary courtesy of Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
CHARLES D. CASSELL
Charles David Cassell, 68, of Cassell Lane, Patrick Springs, died Sunday, February 5, 2006, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
He was born on December 26, 1937 in Patrick County and was a son of the late Charles Edison Cassell and Becky Gilley Cassell. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Douglas Cassell and William Taylor Cassell; and one nephew.
He served for two years as an 82nd Airborne trooper in the U.S. Army. He was a tractor trailer driver for most of his life and was a lead person at C.P. Films.
Cassell was a member of AMVETS and the Eagles Club. He attended Victory Baptist Church.
Surviving are two brothers, Roy Elwood Cassell of Patrick Springs and Roger Lee Cassell of Bassett; four sisters, Marie Cassell Hancock Scriven of Martinsville, Mary Frances Cassell Mason of Patrick Springs, Jean Cassell Fretwell of Bassett and Nancy Cassell Havens of Ridgeway; 14 nieces and nephews and 25 great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Collins Funeral chapel by the Rev. Freddie Bonds. Burial will be in Old Spoon Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Critz.
LOULA A. COCKRAM
Loula Mae Alderman Cockram, 84, of Meadows of Dan, died Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart.
She was born in Floyd County on June 6, 1921 to the late Joseph S. and Lura Harris Alderman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Melvin Cockram; her stepmother, Vada C. Alderman; two sisters, Beulah Linkous and Edna Marshall; two half-sisters, Lucille Cox and Irene Alderman; and four half-brothers, Posey Alderman, Glenn Alderman, Fred Alderman and Edd Alderman.
She was a member of Mountain View United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph Cockram of Woolwine and Richard Cockram of Ridgeway; four half-sisters, Ruth Austin of Radford, Clara Williams of Stuart, Ruby Sloan of Christiansburg and Judy Reynolds of Meadows of Dan; two half-brothers, Frank Alderman of Bassett and Joseph Alderman Jr. of Vesta; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Friday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart by Pastor Terry Martin. Burial was in the Alex Cockram cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brett Cockram, Corey Cockram, Paul Cockram, Russ Cockram, P.J. Cockram and Scott Cockram.
ALICE S. FLYNN
Alice Sergewich Flynn, 77, of Nowlin Lane, Stuart, died Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital in Stuart.
She was born October 28, 1928 in Union Beach, N.J., and was a daughter of the late John and Stella Sergewich. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Ann Flynn.
She was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.
Surviving are her husband, Edward Flynn of the home; one son, Edward C. Flynn Jr. of Ocean Grove, N.J.; two sisters, Florence Sica of Matawan, N.J. and Helen Grescheck of Union Beach; two brothers, Joseph Sergewich of Shrewsbury, N.J. and Leo Sergewich of Matawan; and two grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held Monday at the Church of the Risen Lord in Patrick Springs with Father Charles Brickner officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown, N.J.
Arrangements were by Howell Funeral Home.
BENNIE R. LAWSON
Bennie R. Lawson, 59, of Collinsville, died Saturday, February 4, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
He was born February 13, 1946 in Stuart and was a son of the late Tom and Mattie Stovall Lawson. He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Elva Hazelwood, Mary Holt, Peggy Williams and Carrie Rakes; and a brother, Hanson Lawson.
He was formerly employed by Fieldcrest Cannon, Inc. and was a member of One Accord Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Susan R. Lawson of Collinsville; two daughters, Rhonda Gail Owens of Stuart and Teresa L. Martin of Lawsonville, N.C.; one son, Ronnie Keith Lawson of Woolwine; three sisters, Opal Turner of Patrick Springs, Jewett Bullins of Lawsonville and Vergie Lawson of Stuart; and two brothers, Emmett Lawson of Ridgeway and Clarence Lawson of Patrick Springs.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. at One Accord Baptist Church with Pastor Phillip Woods officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to One Accord Baptist Church, 3630 Kings Mountain Rd., Martinsville, Va. 24112.
GOLDIE G. McALEXANDER
Goldie Goad McAlexander of Mount Airy, N.C., died Thursday, February 2, 2006 at Northern Hospital of Surry County after a prolonged illness.
She was a daughter of the late Lehue and Lula Marshall Goad and was also preceded in death by four brothers, Edmund Goad, Wayne Goad, Sterling Goad and Claude Goad.
She was a member of Flat Rock Presbyterian Church where she was one of the first women ordained as a deacon. She served as chairman of the board of deacons for a number of years and also arranged flowers for the church. She was a homemaker and served as a volunteer at Yokefellow Co-operative Ministries for many years.
Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Alvis L. McAlexander of the home; three sons, Gary A. McAlexander of Midlothian, Dwight A. McAlexander of Mount Airy and John R. McAlexander of Woodbridge; two sisters, Nell Belton of Stuart and Nan Williams of Chesapeake; three brothers, Lloyd Goad of Stuart, James H. Goad of Virginia Beach and Harry L. Goad of Rancho Cordova CA; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Sunday at Skyline Memory Gardens with the Rev. Tom Bagnal officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Flat Rock Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 884, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy.
EVERETTE E. RIDINGER
Everette Ellis Ridinger, 78, of Interlachen, Fla., died Thursday, February 2, 2006, at Shands Hospital in Starke, Fla.
He was born August 2, 1927 in Floyd to the late Otto K. and Ida Hylton Ridinger. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lilburn Irving Ridinger, Otto K. Ridinger Jr. and Joseph Arnold "Joe" Ridinger; and a sister, Lucille R. Moore.
He had lived in Interlachen for the past 25 years. He retired after 26 years of service as a senior chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve and was of the Protestant faith.
Ridinger also worked as a supervisor for 20 years with SCM Corporation in Jacksonville, Fla.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Joyce Ridinger of Interlachen; one daughter, Ellen Garten of Pine Island, Fla.; four sisters, Betty Willard and Linnie Oliver, both of Bassett, Ann Martin of Martinsville and Dotty Griffith of Woolwine; and numerous nieces and nephews in the Henry and Patrick County areas.
A memorial service was conducted Tuesday at the Johnson and Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka, Fla., with Father John Jacobs officiating. Military honors were conducted by the U.S. Navy. Burial at sea will take place at a later date under the direction of the U.S. Navy.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Anglican Church, P.O. Box 597, Palatka, Fla. 32178.
ANNIE H. ROGERS
Annie Ruth Hall Rogers, 99, of Francisco, N.C., died Friday, February 3, 2006, at Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Danbury, N.C.
She was born in Stokes County, N.C., on November 20, 1906 to the late Columbus Green and Sudie Sands Hall. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ernest Rogers II; a son, Bobby Lee Rogers; two granddaughters, Martha Rogers Johnson and Connie Shelton; four sisters, Thelma H. Reid, Vera H. Stanley, Alice H. Burge and Mary Hall; four brothers, Will Hall, Joel Hall, and two infants; five stepsons, Harry Rogers, Wess Rogers, Moir Rogers, William Rogers and Ralph Rogers; two stepdaughters, Mary R. Simmons and Louvie R. Moore; and a son-in-law, Ray Young.
She was a life-long resident of the Francisco community where she was a homemaker and farmer. She retired as a cook after more than 20 years of service at the Francisco School. She assisted with the Francisco Ruritans and the Susan Barbara Jones Presbyterian Church camp.
She attended Baptist and Presbyterian churches and was of the Christian faith.
Surviving are three sons, John Rogers of Winston-Salem, N.C., Ben Rogers of Germanton, N.C.; and Ernest Rogers III of Westfield, N.C.; two daughters, Betty Ruth Shelton of Westfield and Agnes Young of Greensboro, N.C.; one stepdaughter, Dillia Tudor of Stuart; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; a daughter-in-law; three nephews and a niece.
Funeral services were held Monday at Francisco Presbyterian Church. Dr. Jerry Bledsoe, the Rev. Ricky Rogers and Pastor Doug Brickley officiated. Burial was in the Aarons Corner Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Frank Rogers, Garry Young, Robert Schultz, Robert Rogers, Joey Tilley, Michael Oakley, John Taylor Shelton and Marion Hall.
Moody Funeral Home in Stuart was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Francisco Ruritan club to benefit needy children, c/o Kodell Shelton, 4295 NC 704 Hwy., Westfield, N.C. 27053.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
PHYLLIS H. SMITH
Phyllis Ann Hall Smith, 48, of Mount Airy, N.C., died Monday, January 30, 2006, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
She was born May 19, 1957 in Carroll County and was a daughter of the late Hobert Hall and Arlene Edwards Hall Thomas. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Glenn Rucker Thomas.
She was last employed as a payroll clerk at Insteel Wire Products.
Surviving are her husband of 28 years, Johnny Edsel Smith Sr. of the home; one daughter, Carolyn Michelle Wright of Mount Airy; two sons, John David Smith and Johnny Edsel Smith Jr., both of Mount Airy; two sisters, Debbie Davis of Dobson, N.C., and Regina Waddell of Cana; one brother, Freddie Thomas of Ararat; seven grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Mount Airy with the Rev. Kenneth Smith and Brother William R. Smith officiating.
CURTIS A. TRULL
Curtis Amos Trull, 80, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
He was born June 18, 1925 in Patrick County and was a son of the late Rastus Laney and Callie Plasters Trull. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Harley Trull, Edward Trull, Waller Trull and Ira Trull; and two sisters, Edith Everett Trull and Emma Sue Hill.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a barber for 43 years.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Gladys Cannaday Trull; one son, Stan Trull of San Marcos, Tex.; two daughters, Deborah Skillman of Southport, N.C. and Belinda Howard of Fredericksburg; one brother, R.L. Trull Jr. of Matheny, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services with Dr. Michael Hatfield officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park. Military rites were performed by the Martinsville-Henry County Veterans Honor Guard. The flag presentation was by the Navy Reserve, Salem, Va.
Pallbearers were Eddie Clary, Steve Clary, Pete Trull, Robert Trull, John Skillman, Terry Trull, J.W. Trull and Michael Trull.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chatham Heights Baptist Church, 1235 Old Chatham Rd., Martinsville, Va. 24112; or to American Heart Association Memorial Gifts, P.O. Box 524, Martinsville, Va. 24114.
HERBERT C. WOOD
Herbert Conner Wood, 86, of Ridgeway, died Saturday, February 4, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
He was born in Patrick County on January 8, 1920 to the late Conner and Clema Martin Wood.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a self-employed millwright and farmer and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Curry Wood of the home; two daughters, Patricia Somers of Ridgeway and Carolyn Owens of Annapolis, Md.; one son, Keith Wood of Elberta, Ala.; two sisters, Francis Garrett of Eden, N.C., and Janice Siler of Salisbury, N.C.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway.
Arrangements are by Fair Funeral Home in Eden.
DONALD K. CRANK
Donald Keith Crank, 70, of Meadows of Dan and formerly of Lincoln County, Ky., died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at his home
He was born March 31, 1936 in Molus (Harlan County), Ky., to the late Simon and Sue Baker Crank. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Sue Crank Rowe.
He worked as a tool maker and machinist for the William and Powell Company in Cincinnati, Oh., and was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Cincinnati.
Surviving are his wife, Julia Jones Crank of Meadows of Dan; two sons, Jonas Donald Crank of Colorado and Donald Grant Crank of Ohio; four daughters, Joellan Mack of Ohio, Donna Kay Quigley of Georgia, Sarah Hull of Tennessee and Rachel Ochoa of Ohio; two half-brothers, Edwin Crank and Donald Ray Crank, both of Virginia; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at McKnight Funeral Home chapel in Crab Orchard, Ky., with Charles Ray "Chuck" Hull officiating. Burial was in Hopkins Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Don Crank, Rachel Ochoa, Chuck Hall, Milton Schaefer, Juan Ochoa and Kyle Quigley.
Local arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
VESSIE R. DAVID
Vessie Lucille Ring David, 82, of Mount Airy, N.C., died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
She was born in Patrick County on February 21, 1924, to the late William Edgar and Meruel Marie White Ring. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Warren G. Davis; a sister, Margaret Ann "Peggy" Gilley; and a brother, Charles Arthur Ring.
She retired from Spencer's and she was a member of Hatcher's Chapel Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Whitaker of Mount Airy and Nancy Terry of Wilson, N.C.; one son, Gary Davis of Collinsville.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, O'leary Ring of Claudville.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy with the Rev. Bud Cameron officiating. Burial was in New Home Church of Christ Cemetery in Copeland, N.C.
DANIEL W. JUSTUS II
Daniel Wayne "D.J." Justus II, 23, of Patrick Springs, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born in Richlands and was a son of Daniel Wayne Justus Sr. and Linda Lowe Justus, both of Patrick Springs. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Alysia Justus.
He had lived in the Richlands area for 11 years before moving to Patrick Springs and was of the Holiness faith.
Surviving are two sisters, Sharon Holmes of Patrick Springs and Amanda Dye of Richlands, and his maternal grandmother, Viola Lowe of Doran.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Bible Way Church in Raven with the Rev. Dannie Short officiating. Burial was in the Hankins cemetery in Richlands.
Arrangements were by Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands. On-line condolences may be sent to www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com.