Michael "Mike" West, 41, of Stuart, died Saturday, June 10, 2006, in Stuart.
He was born in Patrick County on September 23, 1964 to the late John C. "Bud" West and Ruby Sutphin West. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger West.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon Handy West; one son, Chris Hodges of the home; one sister, Cynthia "LouLou" West of Critz; and two brothers, Clinton West of Meadows of Dan and Garland West of Vesta.
Funeral services were held Monday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with the Rev. Jim Churchwell officiating. Burial was in the DeHart family cemetery in Vesta.
Pallbearers were Lester Harrell, Joe Haas, Brandon Handy, Phillip Bridges, Tim McPeak, Ronnie Turner and Keith Harbour.
BERTIE P. WOOD
Bertie Padgett Wood, 92, of Morgantown, W.Va., and formerly of Martinsville, died Friday, June 9, 2006, in Morgantown.
She was born May 15, 1914, in Patrick County to the late Charles and Suzannah Beasley Padgett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Dexter Wood, and several brothers and sisters.
She was an artist and had worked for Fieldcrest Mills before retiring. She was a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school.
Surviving are one daughter, Dr. Sherry Wood Shuman of Morgantown; and a granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Monday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services chapel. The Rev. DeRoy Campbell officiated. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park.
Pallbearers were Brooke Shuman, Henry Miller, Neal Hatcher and George Hearn.
WILLIAM E. BARNARD
William Edward "Billy" Barnard, 69, of Stuart, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at the R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Rockingham County, N.C., on July 9, 1936 and was a son of the late Bessie Barnard Overby and stepfather Raymond L. Overby.
He was retired from Roadway Trucking and was a member of #391 Teamsters Union for the trucking company. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Ruby Hopkins Barnard of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Edward and Marcia Barnard of Stuart; and two grandchildren, Jason Thomas Barnard and wife India, and RenÚ Lynne Barnard and fiancÚ Bradley Joyce.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart by Pastor Mark Wright. Burial will be in Patrick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Moody Funeral Home.
LAVANGE E. DAVIS
Lavange Edward "Eddie" Davis, 92, of Ayers Orchard Rd., Stuart, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at the Salem VA Medical Center in Salem.
He was born in Axton on April 13, 1914 to the late Jake and Addie McDaniel Davis. He was also preceded in death by a sister and six brothers.
He retired as a sergeant from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service and fought in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a prisoner of war in both wars. He was a member of Peters Creek Baptist Church and Veterans of World War II and Korea.
Surviving are his wife, Louise Rogers Davis of the home; one stepdaughter, Arzelle Anthony of Ridgeway; one son, Sherman Davis of King George; two stepsons, Stan Rogers of Ridgeway and Ricky Rogers of Stuart; one brother, Louis Davis; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Howell Funeral Home by the Rev. Terry Ragsdale and military rites by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard. Burial was in the Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery in Cumberland, Md.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peters Creek Baptist Church General Fund, 6561 NC 8 Hwy. North Lawsonville, N.C. 27022 or to the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard.
Arrangements were by Howell Funeral Home in Patrick Springs.
ELEANOR B. JOYCE
Eleanor B. Joyce, 78, of Lawsonville, N.C., died Friday, June 23, 2006, at Stokes-Reynolds Hospital in Danbury, N.C.
She was born June 27, 1927 in Patrick County and was a daughter of the late Palmer and Sarah Joyce.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are one son, Anthony Joyce of Martinsville; two daughters, Marie Hill of Stuart and Dorothy Moore of Lawsonville; two sisters, Myrtle Rucker and Frances Joyce, both of Stuart; one niece; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Tuesday at the Joyce family cemetery in Lawsonville.
Arrangements were by Perry-Spencer Funeral Home in Madison, N.C.
RUTH S. RICHARDSON
Ruth Shelton Richardson, 89, formerly of Patterson St., Eden, N.C., died June 20, 2006, at Britthaven Nursing Center.
She was a native of Patrick County, and was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Richardson.
She retired from Karastan Rug Mill, and was a member of the Leaksville Christian Church where she was in the choir, assisted in the nursery and was in the Ladies Aid group.
Surviving are one daughter, Joan R. Fitzgerald of Reidsville, N.C.; three sons, Eugene Carlton Richardson Jr. of Union Hall, and Tom Richardson and Ed Richardson, both of Eden; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Leaksville Christian Church. Burial was in Ridge-View Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leaksville Christian Church, 1010 Washington St., Eden, N.C. 27288.
BRENDA G. SHELTON
Brenda Gail Shelton, 49, of Bassett, died June 22, 2006, at her home.
She was born on January 25, 1957, in Bassett to Jimmy Shelton and Barbara Shelton of Bassett. She was preceded in death by a sister, Judy C. Shelton.
She was a member of Critz Church of God and was a member and chaplain of the Bassett Women of the Moose Chapter No. 2058.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are one son, Chad Shelton of the home; one brother, Brian Shelton of Bassett; three sisters, Joyce Ross of Critz, Linda Joyce of Collinsville and Sheila Shelton of Bassett; and several aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at Bassett Funeral Services chapel. The Revs. Joe Nunley and Jimmy Wood officiated. Burial was in Mount Hermon Church of the Brethren cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ray Foster, Harold Cassell, Shane Wood, Bruce Spencer, B.J. Spencer, Junior Adams, Herbert Fallin and Philip Holt.
GLADYS F. WALKER
Gladys Foley Walker, 87, of Stuart, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at her home.
She was born in Patrick County on February 14, 1919 to the late Mack Daniel Foley and Nannie Lou Foley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Wendel Walker; five sisters, Bernice McNeil, Annice Scott, Eunice Simmons, Frances Lowder and Beatrice Hansen; and four brothers, Albert Foley, James Foley, Raymond Foley and Thomas Foley.
She was a public school teacher for 42 years in the Shelby County school system in Tennessee.
Surviving are one sister, Agnes Marshall of Stuart; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with the Rev. Luther Hopkins officiating. Burial was in the James and Martha Foley family cemetery.
Pallbearers were Pete Foley, Roger Williams, James Hansen, Ray Foley, Tom Edwards and Doug Light.
MARLEY O. WILES
Marley Odell "Bill" Wiles, 55, of Ridgeway, died June 20, 2006, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
He was born in Grayson County on January 26, 1951, to the late Robert Odell and Kathleen Vaughn Wiles.
He was employed by Hooker Furniture Company and was a member of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Wiles of Ridgeway; one daughter, Marlana Lackey of Collinsville; one stepson, James Stanley Jr. of Patrick County; one brother, Robert O. Wiles Jr. of Roanoke; one sister, Betty Hobson of Fieldale; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday at Bassett Funeral Service chapel. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park.
MARY L. WILLIAMS
Mary L. "Bees" Hartman Williams, 76, of Point of Rocks, Md., died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at her home after a five-year battle with cancer.
She was born July 19, 1929 in Point of Rocks and was a daughter of the late Robert M. Harris and Margaret Scally Colbert. She was also preceded in death by her first husband of 27 years, Robert H. Hartman; her second husband of 16 years, Ben Williams; two sisters, Betty (Kate) Lowery and Gloria M. (Goatie) Fraley; and a daughter-in-law, Jacqui Hartman.
She graduated from Frederick High School in 1946 and was employed for 40 years at the Lilypons Water Gardens until her retirement in 2005.
Surviving are two sons, Robert H. Hartman Jr. of Frederick, Md., and Rev. Edward L. Hartman of Spencer; three sisters, Connie Stevens of Virginia, Mary Jane Rayhart of West Virginia and Patricia Smith of Point of Rocks; two brothers, Robert T. (Tommy) Harris and Charles (Sonny) Colbert, both of Virginia; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 22, at Etchison Memorial Chapel in Frederick with Pastor James W. Holt officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery in Point of Rocks.
Pallbearers were Robert Hartman III, Edward Hartman Jr., Michael Fraley, Jack Hartman, Eric Fraley and Tony Brown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Unity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 901, Stuart, Va. 24171.
RICHARD A. ZWICKER
Richard A. Zwicker, 84, of Kings Grant, Martinsville, died Monday, June 19, 2006, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
He was born January 1, 1922, in Omaha, Neb. He grew up in Massachusetts and lived in New Haven, Conn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Therese Zwicker, in 1980.
He served in the Navy as a chief petty officer during World War II, and moved to Martinsville in 1974. He worked at the Patrick plants of J.P. Stevens/United Elastic Corp. for a number of years as plant manager. He was a long-time member of Forest Park Country Club and was an active member of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church.
Surviving are two sons, Rich and Bruce Zwicker; one brother, Paul Zwicker of Massachusetts; one sister, Marion Gibson of Michigan; and four grandchildren.
A memorial mass was held Thursday at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, Father Joseph Torretto officiating.
A service will be held July 6 at Our Lady of Victory Church in West Haven, Conn. Burial will be at St. Lawrence Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation.
Local arrangements were by Norris Funeral Services and Keenan Funeral Home in West Haven is in charge of arrangements in Connecticut.
DORIS O. CLARK
Doris Orean Clark, 70, of Bassett, died Monday, July 3, 2006, at the home of her daughter, Doris Walker of Patrick Springs.
She was born February 17, 1936 in Franklin County and was a daughter of Myrtle Okie Atkins of Bassett and the late Alonza Williams Atkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Junior McCray Clark on May 15, 2005.
She retired from the Bassett Chair with over 25 years of service. She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to her mother, are two daughters, Doris Walker of Patrick Springs and Debrah C. Booth of Roanoke; five sisters, Jessie Easter and Hannah Janney, both of Bassett, Eunice Austin of Ridgeway, and Hazel Kendrick and Barbara Lewis, both of Bassett; one brother, Thomas Atkins of Martinsville; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Collins Funeral Services in Bassett with the Rev. Bobby Rakes officiating. Burial was in the County Line Church of God of Prophecy cemetery in Bassett.
Pallbearers were Les Jenkins, Brent Harman, Ronald Smith, Robbie Janney, Tommy Atkins and Billy Atkins.
MELISSA A. COMPTON
Melissa E. Aldrich Compton, 19, of Ridgeway, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, as the result of an automobile accident in Patrick County.
She was born on October 27, 1986 in Fremont, Neb., and was a daughter of Melvin G. Aldrich Jr. of Nebraska and Brenda G. and Chester Springston of Stuart. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ernest Greenfield and Melvin and Josephine Aldrich.
She was a 2004 graduate of Patrick County High School and attended Patrick Henry Community College.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Timothy W. Compton of the home; one son, Christopher Compton of the home; one sister, Katherine Aldrich of Lexington; a half-sister, Parthenia Garlock of Wisconsin; three stepsisters, Genean Springston of West Virginia and Geri Hazelwood of Stuart and Chessie Rakes, both of Stuart; one brother, Melvin Aldrich III of Stuart; and grandparents, Kraig and Sumiko Jacobson of Nebraska.
Funeral services were held Friday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor David Heath officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway.
Pallbearers were Bradley Goins, Jamie Stokes, Carlos Rodriguez, Jacob Hubbard, Wes Compton and Justin Hopkins.
PAULA M. FAIN
Paula McPeake Fain, 65, of Stuart, died Thursday, July 6, 2006 at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital in Stuart.
She was born on September 10, 1940 in Patrick County. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Preston McPeake; her mother, Cloie Boyd McPeake Plaster; and stepfather, Lester Kyle Plaster.
She had been a pharmacy technician at Family Pharmacy and Rite-Aid. She was a member of Stuart United Methodist Church and the McPeake Family Music Band.
Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Clayton Odell Fain of the home; three daughters, Paulette Hodges of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Dreama Fitzgerald and Delene Curry, both of Stuart; one sister, Lorraine McPeake of Eden, N.C.; one brother, Kenton McPeake of Stuart; two stepsisters, Nancy Hillyard of Wilmington, Del., and Rebecca Nelson of Lexington, Ky.; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Dr. Clyde DeLoach and Elder J.R. Rakes officiating. Burial was in Patrick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Mark Hodges, Art Napier, Chris Boyd, Barry Curry, Barry Mullins and Barry Paul Mullins.
CARL E. FULCHER
Carl Edward "Eddie" Fulcher, 58, of Bassett, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He was born on December 24, 1947 in Martinsville and was a son of Lillie Roberts Fulcher of Stuart and the late Richard Samuel Fulcher.
He graduated from National College of Business with a degree as a medical assistant and was a state certified medical assistant. He was formerly employed by Pillowtex for 35 years and was a substitute school bus driver for the Henry County school system.
Fulcher was a member of Mount Hermon Church of the Brethren. He was a life member of the Bassett Rescue Squad with 25 years of service and was active with the Boy Scouts.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Grace Townsend Fulcher of the home; two sons, Jeffery Allen Fulcher of Stanleytown and Brian Edward Fulcher of Collinsville; one brother, Richard Carson Fulcher of Fayetteville, N.C.; and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Mount Hermon Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Marvin Wade officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mount Hermon Church of the Brethren and at other times at the home of his son, Jeff Fulcher, 602 Henry St., Stanleytown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Hermon Church of the Brethren Building Fund, 144 Mount Hermon Church Rd., Bassett, Va. 24055.
Arrangements are by Collins Funeral Services.