GARY L. BURNETTE
Gary Lee Burnette, 45, of Stuart, died Monday, March 17, 2008, at his home.
He was born in Patrick County on July 19, 1962 and was a son of the late William Kenneth Burnette and Shirley R. Trent of Stuart. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Matt and Ella Burnett, John Roberson and Audrey Reynolds Roberson; and a stepgrandmother, Crystal Fain Roberson.
He had served in the U.S. Air Force as a staff support administrative specialist.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are one daughter, Jessica Dawn Burnette of Hopewell; one granddaughter, Allyson Renee Cobb; two sisters, Diane Rorrer of Patrick Springs and Audrey Williams of Bassett; one brother, Len Trent of Ashland, Ky.; and a special friend, Joan Turner of Stuart.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Meadows of Dan Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart, and at other times at the home of his mother, Shirley R. Trent, 774 Dobyns Road, Stuart.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stella Christian Church Helping Hands Fund, 1535 Stella Road, Patrick Springs, Virginia 24133.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
WILMA G. CLARK
Wilma G. Clark, 55, of Bassett, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008.
She was born in Danville on September 20, 1952 and was a daughter of the late Kester S. Clark and Sarah Sheffey Clark. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Anita Clark.
She worked as personal secretary for Robert Scott at the former Blue Ridge Hardware in Bassett for 18 years. She graduated from nursing school magna cum laude and received the principal's award. She had worked as a nursing supervisor at Blue Ridge Rehab; and worked as a registered nurse at Morehead Hospital in Eden, N.C.
She was a member of Fairystone Baptist Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Marci G. Martin of Chatmoss; one grandson; one brother, Curtis R. Keene of Woolwine; three sisters, Joyce Elgin and Bessie Weber, both of Stuart, and Janice C. Joyce of Bassett; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday in the South Chapel of Bassett Funeral Service. Pastor Jim Dunn officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058; or Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 7669, Atlanta, Ga. 30357-0669.
ROY E. DICKERSON
Roy Everett Dickerson, 76, of Willis, died Monday, March 17, 2008, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Surviving are three sisters, Essie Goad of Henry, Lula Reed of Bassett and Rosie Akers of Stuart.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at Beaver Creek Cemetery. Mitchell Floyd will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon Thursday at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd.
CLAY E. HALL
Clay E. "Bully" Hall, 64, of Bassett, died Sunday, March 16, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
He was born in Bassett on June 5, 1943 and was a son of the late Oscar L. Hall and Algie Martin Hall. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Cleo Hall.
He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam Conflict.
Surviving are his wife, Peggy Hall of the home; three sons, Brad Hall of Arlington, Brian Hall of Patrick Springs and Timothy Scott Hall of Collinsville; three grandchildren; four sisters, Cornelia Ferguson, Lula Brim and Liz Witt, all of Bassett, and Patricia Jamison of Martinville.
Funeral services will be conducted today (Wednesday) at noon by the Revs. Bobby Rakes and David Bishop. Burial will be in Mt. Hermon Church of the Brethren cemetery.
Arrangements are by Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett.
MICHAEL W. HALL
Michael Wayne "Pickle" Hall, 40, of Cana, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in Cana.
He was born in Surry County, June 29, 1967 and was a son of Shirley W. Hall of the home and the late Wayne Edward Hall.
He was an experienced carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Rhonda Fleming Hall of Cana; one son, Braydon Michael Hall; one daughter, Martina Victoria Hall; and one grandchild, all of Cana; one stepdaughter, Elizabeth White; his stepfather, Burley G. Johnson of the home; two sisters, Vicky A. Hall of Fancy Gap and Tammy H. Mabe of Ararat; three nieces and nephews; one great-nephew; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Mount Airy, N.C., with the Revs. Roy Quesenberry, Dennis Barnette and Larry Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Hall family cemetery in Cana.
DENNIS F. MARTIN
Dennis Franklin Martin, 90, of Lawsonville, N.C., died Monday, March 17, 2008, at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital in Stuart.
He was born in Stokes County, N.C., on March 6, 1918 and was a son of the late Frank and Mary Lou Corns Martin. He was also preceded in death by a great-great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Yates; three sisters, Annie Deatherage, Elsie Mae Hooker and Louise Joyce; and three brothers, Ralph, Euell and Melvin Martin.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had worked for Coy Thomas Lumber Company for 27 years, Burlington Mills in Madison, N.C., for 17 years, and was a farmer.
Surviving are his wife, Allie Mae Clark Martin of the home; one son, Ronnie Lee Martin of Lawsonville; two daughters, Frances Stovall of Stuart and Treva Martin of Lawsonville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters, Lucy Martin of Lawsonville, Hallie Shaffer of Mayodan, N.C., Virginia Collins of Lawsonville, Elva Jean James of Madison and Pauline Tatum of Stuart; and two brothers, James Martin of Spencer and Odell Martin of Martinsville.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with the Revs. Curtis Hall and Jeremiah Clement officiating. Burial will follow in Peters Creek Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, and at other times at the home.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
ELIZABETH J. SMITH
Elizabeth Joyce Smith, 95, of Martinsville, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
She was born in Patrick County on April 17, 1912 and was a daughter of the late James Alexander Joyce and Champ Williams Joyce. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Edwin Carroll Smith, and a sister, Henretta "Etta" Joyce Young.
She graduated from Stuart High School and was the first woman hired at the Martinsville DuPont Plant from which she retired after 35 years as a clerk typist. She was a charter member of Chatham Heights Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir and was active in church work.
Surviving are two sons, James "Jim" E. Smith of Fishersville and Franklin "Frank" H. Smith of Sandy Hook; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was conducted Saturday at Chatham Heights Baptist Church by the Rev. Michael Hatfield. A private entombment was held in Roselawn Abbey.
Pallbearers were Ken Manning, Kevin Smith, Lane Smith and Reade Clayton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chatham Heights Baptist Church, 1235 Chatham Heights, Martinsville, Va. 24112; or to King's Grant Fellowship Fund, 350 Kings Way Road, Martinsville, Va. 24112.
Arrangements were by Norris Funeral Services and Crematory.
SHIRLEY R. WALKER
Shirley Rasmussen Walker, 78, of Stuart, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital in Stuart.
She was born in Seward, Neb., on February 17, 1930 and was a daughter of the late Fred C. Rasmussen and Alta Irene Alley Rasmussen. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Layman; and two brothers, Darrell Rasmussen and Fred C. Rasmussen Jr.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, and had been the owner/operator of Stuart Sandwich Shop.
Surviving are her husband, Thomas J. Walker of the home; four daughters, Cathleen S. Lankford of Claudville, Peggy L. Wagoner of Bassett, Margaret S. Shough of Patrick Springs and Pamela J. Errichetti of Stuart; one son, Steven W. Spencer of Rocky Mount; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Elder Donnie Conner and Pastor David Freeman officiating. Burial was in the Walker family cemetery.
Pallbearers were Terry Hall, Jerry Hall, Marty Shough, Keven Spencer, Aaron Lankford, Joey Errichetti, Scott Errichetti and David Lynn Walker Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, c/o Charmaine Atkins, P.O. Box 10, Claudville, Va. 24076.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
ELIZABETH N. YATES
Elizabeth Nicole Yates, infant daughter of Bobby and Amber Martin Yates of Madison, N.C., died Monday, March 10, 2008, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her grandparents, Ralph and Judy Joyce, Bobby and Lucy Yates, Amy Martin and Benny Sowers, and Minister David and Deb Martin; and great-grandparents, Jewel Smith, Nina and Ross Yates, Jim and Frances Stovall, Franklin and Mary Martin, and Carol Bowman.
Funeral services were held Friday at Colonial Funeral Home chapel in Madison. Burial was in Mayodan Municipal Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Funeral Home and Chapel, 127 Ellisboro Road, Madison, NC 27025, to assist with funeral expenses.
LORENE C. BISHOP
Lorene Fulcher Cunningham Bishop of Patrick Springs died Friday, April 9, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
She was born in Patrick County and was a daughter of the late Charlie Webster Fulcher and Clara Audna Fain Fulcher. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Clifford Joseph Cunningham; her second husband, Fred Allen Bishop Sr.; a brother, Curtis Fulcher; and two sisters, Catherine Hayden and Irene Raper.
She was a member of Providence United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Teresa Biggs of Spencer and Margaret Cunningham of Christiansburg; two grandchildren; two sisters, Ethylene Daniel of Danville and Colleen Shough of Patrick Springs; and two brothers, Kyle Fulcher and Clarence Fulcher both of Fieldale.
Funeral services were held Monday at Providence United Methodist Church with Pastor David Westmoreland officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park.
Pallbearers were Wayne Biggs, Martin Collins, Thomas Biggs, Jack Haden, Neil Fulcher and Wayne Nidiffer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Charmaine Atkins, P O Box 10, Claudville, VA 24076.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
LINDA B. DICKERSON
Linda Sue Biggs Dickerson, 60, of Eden, N.C., died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at her home.
She was born in Rockingham County, N.C., on August 17, 1947 and was a daughter of the late Otis and Lelia Sarver Biggs. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Martha Pike; and a brother, Donald Biggs.
She had worked at Fieldcrest Mills, and she was the co-owner and sales manager at Eden Carpet Company.
Surviving are her husband, David Dickerson of the home; two stepsons, Michael T. Dickerson and David Wayne Dickerson, both of Eden; two sisters, Carol Craig of Bassett and Mary Ella Wooten of Eden; three brothers, David Biggs of Eden, and Bobby Biggs and Tommy Biggs, both of Reidsville, N.C.; a stepgranddaughter; a stepgrandson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Fair Funeral Home. Burial was in Ridgeview Memorial Gardens.
ELOISE P. FULCHER
Eloise Puckett Fulcher, 86, of Stuart, died Monday, April 14, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
She was born in Patrick County on August 22, 1921 and was a daughter of the late James and Doris Williams Puckett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, S. Richard Fulcher, and a brother, Jimmy Puckett.
She was a member of Stuart Baptist Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had worked in the accounting department of the ASCS Office.
Surviving are one daughter, Dr. Ann Fulcher of Richmond and one sister-in-law, Jeannine Puckett of Stuart.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Dr. Clint Hopkins officiating. Burial was in Patrick Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stuart Baptist Church, P.O. Box 472, Stuart, Va. 24171.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
VERGIE M. HARSHBERGER
Vergie Ilene McAbee Harshberger, 89, of Mount Airy, N.C., died Friday, April 11, 2008, at Northern Hospital of Surry County.
She was born August 23, 1918, in Greene County, Tenn., and was a daughter of the late John and Ida Florence McAbee. She was also by preceded in death by her husband, Enoch Edward Harshberger; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a great-great-grandchild.
Surviving are two daughters, Ruth Whitaker of Stuart and Marjorie Howell of Johnson City, Tenn.; three sons, Paul Harshberger of the home, Clifford Harshberger of Mount Airy, and Charles Harshberger of Greeneville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy with the Rev. Dale Hawks officiating. Burial was in Brown Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Mosheim, Tenn., on Monday. Graveside services were conducted by the Rev. Richard Long.
BARBARA E. HAZLEWOOD
Barbara Ellen Hazlewood, 75, of Tenth Street, Fieldale, died Friday, April 11, 2008 at Blue Ridge Rehab. Center.
Born in Stuart on November 22, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Luther Green and Sue Alzie Hazlewood. She was also predeceased by a brother, Charlie Otis Hazlewood; three sisters, Marie Hazlewood Hazlewood, Myrtle Hazlewood Bryant and Rachel Hazlewood Hager; and one nephew, David Edward Hazlewood.
She retired from E.I DuPont after 39 years of service and was on DuPont's bowling team. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Dry Pond.
Surviving are one brother, Luther G. Hazlewood Jr. of Oak Level; one sister, Callie Hazlewood Fouquatte of Martinsville; 10 nieces and nephews, 17 great-nieces and nephews and eight great-great-nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Tom Hazelwood, Jay Hazelwood, Mike Blevins, Tommy Hager, Bill Hager, Ralph Bryant, J.T. Harris, Rodney Billings, Trent Blevins, Nichalas Hager, Zachery Hager, Chuck Hazelwood and Grey Davidson.
Funeral services were held Monday at Norris Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Gary Hazelwood and Denice Davidson officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park. Condolences may be signed at www.norrisfuneral.com.
SHIRLEY H. KEATON
Shirley Lorene Harris Keaton, 71, of Martinsville, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
She was born in Ridgeway on November 21, 1936 and was a daughter of the late James W. and Betty Lou Hopkins Harris. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Jefferson.
She retired from DuPont with more than 30 years of service, and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are one son, Donnie Montgomery of Patrick Springs; four brothers, Bill Harris and Fred Harris, both of Ridgeway, Grady Harris of Fieldale and Maynard Harris of Collinsville; four sisters, Dorothy Lane of Hampton, Chris Speizer of Cedar Grove, N.J., Sadie Duncan of Stoneville, N.C., and Carolyn Adkins of Martinsville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Roselawn Chapel with Pastor Susan Adkins officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park.
Arrangements were by Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home.