Rev. Clarence Winslow
HERTFORD, N.C. - Rev. Clarence E. Winslow, 95, of Hertford, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, in Castle Rock, Colo.
Born in Hertford, he was the son of Allen J. and Minnie Smith Winslow.
He was married to Mattie Marie Morris Winslow and Mary Atlas Williams Winslow, who both predeceased him. He was a former Pilgrim Holiness minister, having served in Danville, Va., and a former Methodist minister, having served in Hatteras and he was a retired Nazarene minister having served in Roanoke, Va., Manchester, Conn., Covington, Ky., Clearwater, Fla., Kenneth City, Fla. and Bradenton, Fla. He served in 15 churches during his career.
He is survived by two daughters, Shirley W. Strich of Castle Rock, Colo. and Linda R. Baker of Bradenton, Fla.; one sister, Virginia White of Belvidere, N.C.; one brother, Dennis Winslow of Hertford, N.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Ruth Roundtree, Clara Winslow and Minnie Lee Winslow, and one brother, Joseph Winslow.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Bagley Swamp Wesleyan Church with the Rev. James Spaugh officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bagley Swamp Wesleyan Church Building Fund, Bagley Swamp Road, Hertford, N.C. 27944.
Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.
HURT, Va. - Nancy Farmer Andrews, age 60, of 148 Sheffy Drive, Hurt died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Virginia Baptist Hospital.
Born June 28, 1942, in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of Elizabeth Dillard Arthur of Hurt and the late Luther Irvin Farmer. Mrs. Andrews was an active member of Zion United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women, a former youth worker and a member of the Spiritual Life Singers. She was a retired employee of Altavista Family Physicians.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Herman O. Andrews, of the residence; one son and daughter-in-law, H. Jason and Jessica Andrews of Gretna; one daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Barry Wyatt of Gretna; one brother, Steve Farmer of Hurt; three sisters, Gaye Bray of Danville, Judy Williamson of Lynchburg and Mary Pickrel of Hurt; four grandchildren, Jacob Wyatt, Meghan Wyatt, Rebecca Andrews and Emily Andrews.
Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2002, at Zion United Methodist Church by the Rev. Harold Thornton and Ramsey Taylor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 148 Sheffy Drive, Hurt.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Zion United Methodist Church, Gretna, Virginia 24557.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.
CHATHAM, Va. - Louise Taylor Bradner, 86, of Guildfield Heights, Apt. 19, Chatham, Va. died peacefully Friday, July 19, 2002, at 9:30 p.m. at Gretna Health Care Center after three weeks of declining health. She was the last member of her immediate generation. Mrs. Bradner was born September 15, 1915, in Pittsylvania County and was the daughter of the late James Neal Taylor and Mrs. Beatrice Craft Taylor.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, George Bradner, a daughter, Lorraine Bradner, three sisters, Prince Anna Taylor, Marion Venable and Georgia Fuller and a brother, James Taylor.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed at Oak Grove Lodge, was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and the XYZ Senior Citizen Club.
Surviving are ten daughters, Irene Reynolds and Beatrice Logan of Springfield, Mass., Virginia M. Reynolds and husband, L.E. and Linda Gilbert and husband James all of Gretna, VA., Vernell Jones and husband, Douglas of Danville, VA, Sheva Green and husband, Cleveland of Martinsville, VA, Janice Daye and husband, Bobby of Callands, Pearl Vaden and husband, Charlie and Frances Coles and husband, Jessie, Jr. and Joann Davis and husband, Walter, Jr. all of Chatham, VA; two sons, Jim Neal Bradner of Seat Pleasant, MD and George Bradner, Jr. of Chatham, 46 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from Macedonia Baptist Church, Chatham, VA by Rev. Damon Hairston and Rev. Hubert White with intermenty in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence.
Viewing will be Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home.
Miller Funeral Home, Gretna, is in charge of arrangements.
DANVILLE, Va. - Roy Bernard Eanes, 76, of 177 Starling Ave., died July 18, 2002, at his residence. He had been in declining health for more than two years.
Born July 1, 1926, he was the son of William Abner Eanes and Delma Edwards Eanes Clay.
He was married Nov. 15, 1944 to Elizabeth Ann Barksdale Eanes, who survives. He had lived all of his life in Pittsylvania County and Danville and worked for 41 years in maintenance at Durham Hosiery Mills as a fixer. He was a member of Glenwood Memorial Baptist Church and was a life member of the Improved Order of Red Men, Poquoson Tribe #124.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, the Philippine Liberation Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the Army Occupation Medal.
Survivors, in addition to his wife of the residence, include, one son, Michael David Eanes of Danville; and one sister, Beulah Eanes Holley.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Carolyn Ann Eanes and one brother, William Coleman Eanes.
The graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Highland Burial Park with the Rev. Carl Burger and the Rev. Mac Burgess officiating.
The family received friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel and will receive friends at other times at the residence, 177 Starling Ave.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Hospice Support Service, P.O. Box 2713, Danville, VA 24543.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DANVILLE, Va. - Dorothy Fitzgerald, 89, of 206 Beavers Mill Road and formerly of New York, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the Riverside Health Care Center in Danville.
Born April 28, 1913 in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Ellis and Nannie Jones.
She was married to Wyatt Fitzgerald, who predeceased her, and she was the last survivor of her immediate family.
She is survived by one daughter, Rosley Dixon of Danville; and one son, Jesse Fitzgerald of Blanch, N.C.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday at White Oak Grove Baptist Church in Dry Fork with the Rev. Edward Pope officiating. Interment will follow at Greater Triumph Baptist Church Cemetery in Chatham.
Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BLAIRS, Va. - William Nathaniel Harris, 18, of 193 Mac Road, died Friday, July 19, 2002, due to an automobile accident in Pittsylvania County.
Born April 6, 1984, in Norfolk, Va., he was the son of Charles Bruce Harris and Leshia Shay Boothe Adkins, who both survive.
He lived most of his life in Pittsylvania County and was a student at Chatham High School and was attending summer school at Gretna High School. He also attended the Pittsylvania County Vo-Tech School studying Heating and Air-Conditioning. He was a member of the Chatham High School F.F.A. and worked at Motley Dairy. He was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one stepmother, Celine Harris of Danville; one sister, Wendy Nicole Harris of Blairs; one stepbrother, Alan DeAndrea of Danville; one stepsister, Alexandria DeAndrea of Danville; paternal grandparents, Eugene and Wanda Smith, both of Danville; maternal grandparents, Harry and Nan Boothe, both of Danville; and great-grandmother, Witcher B. Boothe.
The family will receive friends Sunday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family suggests memorials be made to Danville Life Saving Crew, 202 Christopher Lane, Danville, Va. 24541 or Chatham Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 365, Chatham, Va. 24531.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
SUTHERLIN, Va. - Catherine Howard Milam, 29, of 1944 Laurel Grove Road, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 23, 1973, in Danville, Va., she was the daughter of William Edward Milam and Peggy H. Milam, who both survive.
She attended the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Danville and Laurel Grove Baptist Church in Sutherlin.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include, one brother, William E. "Billy" Milam Jr. of Sutherlin; five sisters, Myra Ann Milam and Margaret Milam Sexton, both of Sutherlin, Elizabeth Milam Beggarly of South Boston, Shirley Jo Milam Hite of Ringgold and Ann Marie Milam Thackston of Halifax.
The graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, at Milam Family Cemetery in Sutherlin with the Rev. Bill Owsley, Rev. Kenneth Benson and Rev. James Ward officiating.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Laurel Grove Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 26, Sutherlin, VA 24594 or Laurel Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, Laurel Grove Road, Sutherlin, VA 24594.
Barker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CHATHAM, Va. - Virginia Nenon Oswalt, 78, died July 15, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center. Ms. Oswalt, who resided in Chatham as a child, returned to her family home here from Mobile, Ala., almost 35 years ago, enjoying Chatham's hospitality and charm.
Over the years her great love of animals led her to adopt many cats and dogs, bringing them back to full health and enabling them to live full lives. Her interests also included Duke University basketball and University of Alabama football. She was employed for 20 years at the Danville Golf Club.
Ms. Oswalt was the only daughter of Gladys Hargrave Nenon Brown and Thomas Ulmer Nenon. Her beloved brother, Hunt Nenon, had previously passed away.
Survivors include two nieces, Emily Nenon of Anchorage, Alaska, and Julie Nenon of Alexandria; one nephew, Eric Nenon of Arlington; one sister-in-law, Eloise Folkers Nenon of West Palm Beach, Fla., and her dear friend, Thelma Craft of Chatham.
A family graveside service will be conducted Monday, July 22, 2002, in the Chatham Burial Park by the Rev. Charles Wickham. Plans for the memorial service are yet pending. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Chatham Rescue Squad. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
NATHALIE, Va. - Henry Lee Seamster, 78, of 2031 Cousin Lane, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Born Sept. 16, 1923, in Halifax County, he was the son of Jessie J. Seamster and Nettie Paul Clay Seamster.
He was married to Virginia Pierce Seamster, who survives, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Republican Grove.
Survivors, in addition to his wife of Nathalie, include, two sons, Elwood Lee Seamster of Clover, S.C. and Paul Lewis Seamster of Nathalie; one sister, Gracie S. Newcomb of Gretna; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Republican Grove with the Rev. Dr. Elwood Seamster and the Rev. Shelton Miles officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Powell Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Republican Grove Building Fund.
Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
WAVERLY, Va. - Aubrey Green Shelton, 78, of Waverly, died June 25, 2002, at Waverly Healthcare Center following a brief illness.
He was born June 19, 1924.
He is survived by one sister, Sarah S. Maifield of Waverly; one brother, C. Easley Shelton of Hopewell; five nieces; and seven nephews.
The memorial service was held June 28, 2002, at Waverly United Methodist Church.
CHATHAM, Va. - Charles Wade Smith, 85, of 449 Smith Road, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salem.
Born Oct. 7, 1916, in Museville, he was the son of William Irvin Smith and Mary Virgie Pearson Smith.
He was married to Lois Reynolds Smith. He lived all of his life in the Callands Community. Prior to retirement, he was associated with a mens clothing store. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Army.
He is survived by one son, Harold L. Smith of Mebane, N.C.; one brother, Douglas Smith of Danville; one sister, Virginia S. LaPrad of Newport News; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Strawberry Church with Elder Thomas Soloman officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Family Cemetery.
The family received friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel and will receive friends at other times at the residence.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Callands Fire and Rescue Department, 11741 Callands Road, Chatham, VA 24531.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sandra Crane Wheeler
GIBSONVILLE, N.C. - Sandra Crane Wheeler, 61, of 2063 Cullen Road, died July 19, 2002, at her residence.
Born August 25, 1940, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of Earl Swanson and Margaret Moore Crane.
She was married to Jerry D. Wheeler, who survives. She was a retired Registered Nurse and also retired from First Home Federal (C.C.B.) as a licensed caterer.
She is survived, in addition to her husband of the residence and her mother of Greensboro, by one daughter, Lynne Salmons Kerley of Mebane; and one dog, Barney.
The graveside service will be held 4 p.m. Monday at Lakeview Memorial Park with the Rev. Gil Hawks officiating.
The family suggests memorials be made to The Guilford County Humane Society, Wendover Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27402.
DRY FORK, Va. - Daniel "Dan" Pleasant Hankins, 93, of 3420 Sandy Creek Road, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Riverside Health Care Center. He had been in declining health for one week.
Born July 8, 1908 in Henry County, he was the son of Robert Hankins and Minnie Jones Hankins.
He was married Dec. 26, 1929 to Janey Edwards Hankins, who predeceased him. He lived his life in Pittsylvania County and was a farmer prior to retirement. He was a member of the Polk Masonic Lodge #61 and was a member of Whitmell United Methodist Church and served on the board of trustees.
He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Hankins Gibson and Mary Elizabeth Hankins Reed, both of Dry Fork; two half sisters, Rebecca Eanes of Chesapeake and Lois Pickeral of Lynchburg; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Whitmell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Warrick officiating. Interment will follow at Danville Memorial Gardens with Masonic rites by the Polk Masonic Lodge #61.
The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the residence of his daughter, Barbara Gibson, 3216 Sandy Creek Road and at other times at her residence.
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Ellen Holley
DANVILLE, Va. - Mary Ellen Oakes Holley, 93, formerly of 175 American Legion Blvd., died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Danville Regional Medical Center. She had been a resident of Roman Eagle Memorial Home for one year.
Born January 25, 1909, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of John Calvin Oakes and Mamie Sheilds Oakes, who both predeceased her.
She was married December 25, 1927, to Russell Thomas Holley, who predeceased her February 22, 1995. Mrs. Holley lived her life in Danville and Pittsylvania County where she was a member of Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church for more than 65 years. She worked in the primary department and was a member of the Chapel Bible Class. Mrs. Holley was a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons, Calvin Neal Holley Sr. and his wife Patsy of Danville and David Gene Holley of Danville; one daughter, Peggy H. Nolan and her husband Julian of Society Hill, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Sarah Holley of Danville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by one son, Raymond Holley, two granddaughters, Joy Brooke Holley and Deborah Hamner, and one great-granddaughter, Holley Alford.
Mrs. Holley was the last surviving member of her generation.
The funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. Freddy Vicks officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church and will receive at other times at 5025 Jefferson Road, home of her son, Calvin N. Holley Sr.
The family of Mary O. Holley suggests that memorial donations be made to the Joy B. Holley Scholarship Fund, 284 Mt. View Ave., Danville, VA 24541 or the Third Ave. Congregational Christian Church Building Fund, 215 Third Ave., Danville, VA 24540.