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MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES OF
MONTOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA

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OAKLEY L. AKERS
Blacksburg, Oct. 13 (Special)- Oakley L. AKERS died at his home near Blacksburg Thursday. Funeral services will be at Slusher's Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Blacksburg.

SIDNEY E. AKERS
Radford, July 21 - Sidney E. AKERS, 45, of Christiansburg died of a heart attack at Radford Arsenal today, shortly after reporting for work. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Glada S. AKERS, Christiansburg; his mother, Mrs. Maggie SLUSSER AKERS; four brothers, Melvyn Frank, James and Charlie AKERS; a sister, Mrs. Marie MATTOX, all of Blacksburg. Funeral will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.

ARCHIE K. ALLEN SR.
Blacksburg - Archie K. ALLEN Sr., 80, of Blacksburg, died Friday, Dec. 29, 1972, in a Shawsville nursing home. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul T. PRICE Sr., Blacksburg, Mrs. Ralph S. COMPTON, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Kenneth E. ALLEN, Mapplecove La., Archie K. ALLEN Jr., Blacksburg; a sister, Mrs. Fred SHEALOR, Blacksburg; a brother, Buford ALLEN, Blacksburg; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. at Hoy Funeral Home with burial in Westview Cemetery. Rev. Edwin TROUTMAN officiated. Pallbearers were Don FAIN, Rodney WHITE, Freddie OLINGER, Gene GREGORY, Deuayne SHEALOR, and Anderson REED.

W. D. (BILLY) ALLEN
Funeral services for W. D. (Billy) ALLEN, 45, of Blacksburg, were held Nov. 21, at 2 p.m., at Jones Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Westview Cemeter. Mr. ALLEN, who was a business partner with his uncle, Buford ALLEN, in Allen Coal and Oil Company, was killed Nov. 18 when he apparently slipped and his rifle fired accidentally while hunting in Craig County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Robbie Lee ALLEN; two daughters, Mrs. Alva PERDUE and Miss Bonnie ALLEN, of Blacksburg; two sons, Claude K. ALLEN, of Christiansburg, and Ronnie ALLEN, of Long Beach, California. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Albert ALLEN, Blacksburg; three sisters, Mrs. Edgar R. BOWERY, Roanoke; Mrs. D. C. SHAVER, Fort Smith, Ark.; and Mrs. D. J. DARCEY, Lanham, Md.; and a brother, Sidney A. ALLEN, Roanoke. Mr. ALLEN was a grandson of William K. BELL, oldest living alumnus of Virginia Tech, who also is a survivor. (Written on this: Nov 18 1964)

E. T. ALLS
Blacksburg, Aug. 17 - E.T. ALLS, 47, died Friday at his home near here. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Betty ALLS; a son, Howard ALLS, Blacksburg; two brothers, Leonard ALLS, James ALLS, Blacksburg, five sisters, Mrs. Bessie PRICE, Mrs. Claude DOVE, Mrs. Clem LONG, Mrs. Lawrence PRICE, Blacksburg; Mrs. LeRoy BLAND, Columbia, S.C. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Mountain View Wesleyan Methodist Church with burial in Westview Cemetery here. The body was taken to the home today and will remain there until 1 p.m.

MRS. MARY ELZABETH ALLS
Blacksburg, Jan. 31 - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth ALLS, 67, died today in Blacksurg. She is survived by three sons; James, Leonard and Elliott ALLS; five daughters; Mrs. Lawrence PRICE, Mrs. Clem LONG, Mrs. Hazen PRICE, Mrs.Cloyd DOVE and Mrs. Leroy BLAND, all of Blacksburg; 25 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. B. L. MOREHEAD, McCoy. Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the home of her son, Leonard W. ALLS. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

CHARLIE T. BIGGS
New Castle - Charlie Thomas BIGGS, 63, died in a Richmond hospital Wednesday night. Surviving are oen son, D. A. BIGGS, Charleston, W.Va.; two brothers, Roy BIGGS, Covington, J. E. BIGGS, Jellico, Tenn.; five sisters, Mrs. Sallie JOHNSON, Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Cora HOSTITTER, Lexington, Mrs. Ruby CRAFT, Goshen, Mrs. Texie NIBLOCK, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Agnes CANNELAS, Logan, W.Va.; one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cross Roads Church. Burial will be in the Cross Roads Cemetery. The body will remain at the Boitnott Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Saturday when it will be taken to the church.

JAMES L. BLAND
Blacksburg - James L. BLAND, 57, died Monday at his home near here. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dollie S. BLAND; his stepmother, Mrs. A. R. BLAND; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Sue LUCAS, Newport, and Mrs. Thelma V. LOVERN, Cambria; three sons, Sgt. James N. BLAND, U.S. Army, Hawaii, Samuel L. BLAND, and Marvin L. BLAND, both of Newport; two sisters, Mrs. Landonia B. Stewart, Roanoke, and Mrs. Lucy Lee SHAVER, Newport; a half brother, John Harvey BLAND, Manassas; seven grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Wesleyan Methodist Church by the Rev. H. D. SAWYER and the Rev. N. J. UNDERWOOD. Burial will be in Dowdytown Cemetery. The body will be taken from Jones Funeral Home to the church at 1 p.m. Wednesday. (Written on this: March 18th 1963)

JOHN W. BOWLES
Blacksburg - The funeral for John W. BOWLES, 70, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Jones Funeral Chapel with burial in Roselawn Memory Gardens. Survivors include four stepsons, Clarence W. FURROW, Charlie C. FURROW, Robert H. FURROW and Irvin J. FURROW, all of Newport; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Ira HYPES and Mrs. Yancy LAFON, Newport, Mrs. Oscar KEISTER, Christiansburg.

JOHN W. BOWLES
Blacksburg - John W. BOWLES, 72, died Monday at his home. Surviving are his wife, Dealie FURROW BOWLES; a daughter, Mrs. Gilbert LAWSON, Apex., N.C.; two sons, Clyde F. BOWLES, Blacksburg, Sammy P. BOWLES, Richmond; a sister, Mrs. Walter SMITH, Blacksburg; five brothers, Roy BOWLES and Oscar BOWLES, Princeton, W. Va., Elmer BOWLES, Blacksburg, Guy BOWLES, Dublin, George BOWLES, Ironton. The funeral arrangements are being made by Jones Funeral Service. (Written on this: Feb 22 1967)

R. LEE BROCE
Blacksburg, Feb 16 (Special) - R. Lee BROCE, 21, son of Mr. And Mrs. W.E. BROCE, of Blacksburg, died Saturday evening. Surviving besides his parents are four brothers. Funeral will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Lutheran church here, with interment in Westview cemetery.

LAURIE R. BROWN
Blacksburg, Oct. 5 - Louis F. BROWN, 73, died Sunday evening in a local hospital. The funeral will be held at the home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Westview.

GUY MILLER BRUNK
Blacksburg - Guy Miller BRUNK, 66, a local real estate broker, died Thursday at his office. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sue HARRIS BRUNK; a daughter, Miss Nancy Sue BRUNK, Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. John R. BROOKS and Mrs. Jack ROBERTSON, Roanoke. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blacksburg Methodist Church, with burial in Westview Cemetery. The body will remain at Hoy Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Saturday.

MRS. NANIE ELLEN BRUNK
Blacksburg, July 13 - Mrs. Nannie Ellen BRUNK, 84, died at her home here yesterday. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jack ROBERTSON and Mrs. J. R. BROOKS, both of Roanoke; a son, Guy BRUNK, Blacksburg; a brother, Sidney RITTER, Pulaski County; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the P. D. Oakey Funeral Home here. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

MRS. LACY E. BUCK
Blacksburg, June 4 - Mrs. Lacy E. BUCK, 68, of Blacksburg, died today in a Radford hospital. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary L. PRATT, Floyd; a brother, Green W. SALMON, Blacksburg. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at P. D. Oakey Funeral home with burial in West View Cemetery.

D. W. BURKETT
Ironto, March 20 (Special) - Funeral services for D. W. BURKETT, age 96 years, six months and 26 days, who died here Saturday night at his home here from injuries received a few days ago when he fell at his home, breaking his hip, were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Hall's church. Burial followed immediately. Surviving are his widow, an adopted daughter, Miss Ironto BURKETT of this place, a nephew, Willie Haley, of Roanoke.

MRS. IDA W. CALDWELL
Blacksburg, Nov. 6 - Mrs. Ida Whitlock CALDWELL, 72, died Monday afternoon at her home here. Surviving are her husband, Hugh E. CALDWELL; one sister, Mrs. Charles SARVER or Roanoke County. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the P. D. Oakey Funeral Home. Burial will be in the West View Cemetery.

ARTHUR FRANCIS CALDWELL
Blacksburg - Arthur Francis CALDWELL, 82, of Blacksburg died Tuesday in a Radford hospital. He was a retired carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Willie Mae Shaver CALDWELL; five daughters, Mrs. Joyce KITSON, Chatham, N.J., Mrs Audrey JONES, Ellicott City, Md., Mrs. Hilda BRENNALT, Lake Park, Fla., Mrs. Marie JENNELLE, Mrs. Jo Ann MILLER, Blacksburg; four sons, Clarence CALDWELL, Francis CALDWELL, Ralph CALDWELL, Harland CALDWELL, Hampton; three sisters, Mrs. Russell DOWDY, Christiansburg, Mrs. Mary MILES, Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Lucy PERDUE, Wytheville; a brother, John L. CALDWELL, Saluda. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Blacksburg Wesleyan Church with burial in Westview Cemetery. Hoy Funeral Home is handling arrangements. (Written on this: Nov 17, 1970)

HUGH E. CALDWELL
Blacksburg, Jan. 23 - Hugh E. CALDWELL, 68, died Sunday in a Christiansburg hospital. Surviving are three brothers, Albert B. CALDWELL, Marion; Walter and Eldridge CALDWELL, Blacksburg; five sisters, Mrs. Lizzie McPHERSON, Catawba; Miss Agnes CALDWELL, Christiansburg, Mrs. Florence BROWN, Mrs. Blanche SARVER and Mrs. Margie CROMER, Blacksburg. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Davis Chapel with burial in West View Cemetery here.

MRS. RALPH H. CALDWELL
Hampton - Lutitia Robinson CALDWELL, 48, of Hampton, formerly of Blacksburg, died May 10 in a Hampton hospital. She is survived by her husband, Ralph H. CALDWELL; a son, Ralph Samuel CALDWELL, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley HANSBROUGH, Hampton, Mrs. Brenda EALY, Newport News; her mother, Mrs. Bessie ROBINSON, Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers, Douglas ROBINSON, David ROBINSON, Blacksburg, Billy ROBINSON, Jacksonville, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. Thelma CALDWELL, Hampton, Mrs. Georgia DANIELS, Mrs. Kathleen POSTON, Mrs. Joyce Ann SHEPARD, Jacksonville Fla., Mrs. Korine WHEELER, Blacksburg. The funeral was Wednesday, May 12, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with burial in Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton.

ARCHIE T. CAMPER
New Castle - Archie Thomas CAMPER, 73, died Sunday in a Salem hospital. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. O. V. PRICE, Rt. 2, New Castle; Mrs. Laura WILMOTH, Danville; a half sister, Mrs. Mary LINKOUS, Roanoke; a half brother, Roy BLANKENSHIP, Rt. 2, New Castle. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Boitnott Funeral Home with burial in West View Cemetery, Blacksburg. (Written on this: Jan 23 1965)

JULIAN J. CAMPER
Blacksburg, May 14 (Special) - Julian J. CAMPER, 42, died today at the Veterans Facility, Roanoke county. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. A. E. CAMPER, of Blacksburg, a son, four brothers and two sisters. The funeral will be held at the home of his mother Friday at 3 p.m. Interment will be in West View cemetery

HAVEN R. COOK SR.
Blacksburg - Haven Robert COOK Sr., 54, of Blacksburg died Friday in a Salem hospital. Surviving are his wife, Lillie CALDWELL COOK; a son, Haven R. COOK Jr., Blacksburg; six brothers, James COOK, Andy COOK, Herman COOK, Kenneth COOK, Guy COOK, Blacksburg, Ophus Cook, Roanoke; two sisters, Mrs. Bill DAVIS, Mrs. Frank WALTERS, Blacksburg. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Jones Funeral Church with burial in Hale Cemetery, Mt. Tabor.

SAMUEL E. COOK
Blacksburg, April 20 - Samuel E. COOK, 74, died this morning in a Roanoke hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dolly COOK, Blacksburg; a son, Robert COOK, Roanoke; a daughter, Mrs. Rosie HAYWOOD, Roanoke; three grandchildren; three brothers, John COOK, Christiansburg; Jim COOK, Harry COOK, Blacksburg; two sisters, Mrs. Edna CRAGGETT, Mrs. Mary GRISSOM, Blacksburg. Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in P. D. Oakey Funeral Home with burial in Hale Cemetery.

W. H. COOK
Blacksburg, Aug. 8 (Special) - W. H. COOK, 45, died tonight at his home near here after having been bedridden 16 years. The funeral will be held at Slusser's chapel Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and interment will be in the Hale cemetery.

WILLIAM M. COOPER
Blacksburg, Oct. 5 - William M. COOPER, 56, died today in a Christiansburg hospital. Surviving are a son, Raymond L. COOPER, Tampa, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth NOONKESTER, Blacksburg; Margaret, Carolyn and Kathy COOPER, all of Blacksburg; four brothers, Ed COOPER, Hinton W. Va.; I. C., Herman and Robert A. COOPER; and a half brother, Cleave COOPER, all of Blacksburg; four sisters, Mrs. J. D. LANG, Mrs. Lawrence DOWDY, Mrs. Jesse DOWDY, all of Blacksburg; Miss Bessie COOPER, Marion; a half sister, Mrs. Hubert GRAHAM, Blacksburg. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the P. D. Oakey Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Price cemetery.

HENRY L. CRAGETT
Blacksburg, June 30 - Henry L. CRAGETT, 71, died Monday at his home here. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna COOK CRAGETT; three sons, Charles T. CRAGETT, Radford; David W. CRAGETT, Christiansburg; and James E. CRAGETT, Cambria, and John R. CRAGETT, Blacksburg; a sister, Mrs. James S. COOK, Blacksburg; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at P. D. Oakey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

LEWIS HARVEY CRAGETT
Blacksburg - Lewis Harvey CRAGETT, 66, died Wednesday morning ina Roanoke hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Fizer CRAGETT; six daughters, Mrs. Grace DUNKCAN, Radford, Mrs. Jack SAWYERS, Mrs. Fred GALLIMORE, Mrs. Woodrow ROSE, Mrs. Eugene SUTTHIN, all of Cambria, Mrs. Hazel HILTON, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, James CRAGETT, Crab Orchard, W. Va., Albert L. CRAGETT, Cambria; and 22 grandchildren. Funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Jones Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Page Cemetery, Christiansburg.

MRS. MELVINA C. CRAIG
Mrs. Melvina C. CRAIG, 92, died in a Radford hospital Tuesday morning. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E. H. RYAR and Mrs. W. P. DAVIS, both of Blacksburg and Mrs. Thomas PAITSEL of Roanoke, 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were hald at Jones Funeral Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Buria was in Craig family cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. Dewey WEAVER,, pastor of Lusters Gate Union Church. Pallbearers were Thomas CRAIG, Wayne CRAIG, Marvin CRAIG, Bobby RYAN, Thomas SHAVER, and Johnnie RARSONE. (Written on this: March 22 1965)

HUBERT CREASY
Hubert (John) CREASY, 60, of 1220 Jamison Ave., SE died Monday while working at American Bridge, where he had been a steelworker since 1930. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Madia BAKER CREASY; a son, Drew A. CREASY, Roanoke, a brother, O. K. CREASY, Roanoke; two sisters, Mrs. R. L. HILL, Covington, and MRs. Beulah BLAND, Christiansburg. Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lotz, conducted by the Rev. Ottis L. BURGHER. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn.

MRS. ETHEL B. CROMER
Funeral for Mrs. Ethel BLAND CROMER, 53, of 1130 South Jefferson St., who died Friday morning in a Roanoke hospital, will be conducted at Wesleyan Methodist Church, Blacksburg, at 2:30 p.m. today. Interment will be in West View. The body will lie in state at the Church from 1:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be: H. E. FIGGETTE, J. E. DUDLEY, Sr., J. E. DUDLEY, Jr., Cecil DUDLEY, R. V. HOGAN and O.N.WALLER.

GRADY B. CROMER
Blacksburg - Grady B. CROMER, 68, died Saturday afternoon at his home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dora W. CROMER; two daughters Mrs. Frank H. EVANS, Miss Grace CROMER, both of Blacksburg; three sons, Frank S. CROMER, G. Hoyle CROMER, both of Blacksburg, John H. CROMER, Christiansburg; two sisters, Mrs. Dave DUNCAN, Mrs. Pat SLUSHER, both of Blacksburg; two brothers, Carlyle CROMER, Blacksburg, France CROMER, Roanoke; eight grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Blacksburg Methodist Church, by Dr. A. E. SHELTON, with burial in Westview Cemetery. The body will be taken from Jones Funeral Home to the church at 1 p.m. Monday. (Writeen on this: Aug 4 1962)

JOHN BENNETT CROMER
Blacksburg, Oct. 19 - John BENNETT CROMER, 82, died today at his home near here. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura PRICE CROMER; two daughters, Mrs. P. J. SLUSSER and Mrs. W. D. DUNCAN, of Blacksburg; three sons, J. F. of Blacksburg; 34 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; a brother, Sam, of Clarksburg, W. Va., and a sister Mrs. Robert OLIVER of Blacksburg. Services will be at Whisner Memorial Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, with interment in Westview Cemetery. (Written on this: Sunday 1952)

MRS. LAURA P. CROMER
Blacksburg, June 1 - Mrs. Laura P. CROMER, 89, died today at her home here. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dave DUNCAN and Mrs. Pascal SLUSSER, both of Blacksburg; three sons, Grady CROMER and Caryle CROMER, both of Blacksburg, and Frances CROMER, Roanoke; one sister, Mrs. Grace KINZIE; six half brothers, Carl PRICE, Roanoke; Mark PRICE, Newport News; Oscar PRICE, Craig County; Ribble PRICE, Hassel PRICE, and Cloyd PRICE, all of Blacksburg; two half sisters, Mrs. Hatcher LUCAS, Blacksburg, and Mrs. Sadie McDANIEL, Newport News; 26 grandchildren, and 56 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Blacksburg Church of God. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery. The body will remain at P. D. Oakey Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Tuesday.

NATHAN CROMER
Blacksburg - Nathan CROMER, 87, died in a Draper nursing home Wednesday night. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Hames J. FARRELL, Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. E. L. WIRT, Mrs. Carlis MARSHALL, both of Roanoke, Mrs. Arthur W. HUMPHREYS, Hampton, Mrs. James ROWELL, Jacksonville, Fla, Mrs. Paul J. LINKOUS, Blacksburg; seven sons, Cecil R., Howard E., Berman S., Gabriel H,. all of Blacksburg, James L. CROMER, Dante, Buford B. CROMER, Detriot, Mich., Warren O. CROMER, Roanoke; a sister, Mrs. Melvinia CRAIG, Blacksburg; 47 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blacksburg Methodist Church by the Rev. Mahlon ELLIOTT with burial in Westview Cemetery. The body will be taken from Jones Funeral Home to the church at 1 p.m.

BLACKSBURG SEAMAN IS REPORTED DEAD
Blacksburg, Dec. 11 (Special) - Mr. and Mrs.Nathan CROMER, of Blacksburg, received a telegram Thursday advising them of the death of their son, Ralph Madison CROMER, seaman 1-C, age 17, which occurred November 25 while on active duty with the U. S. navy. Burial was made in Allied territory outside the continental limits of the United States. Young CROMER was next to the youngest of fifteen children, two of whom remain in the service, a sister in WAC and a brother in the coast guard. The son lost joined the navy a few months ago.

ALVIN BRINSTON DAVIS
Blacksburg - Alvin Brinston Davis, 63, of Blacksburg died Saturday in a Salem hospital. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Jones DAVIS; nine daughters, Mrs. Houston CALDWELL, Craig's Creek, Mrs. Charles FURROW, Newport, Mrs. Robert SONGER, Mrs. Phillip HODGE, Blacksburg, Mrs. Hugh WILSON, Christiansburg, Miss Marlene DAVIS, Miss Martha DAVIS, Miss Lorene DAVIS, Miss Erma DAVIS, at home; a brother, Adworn DAVIS, Blacksburg; a sister, Mrs. Carie Lee NIDAY, Crab Orchard, W. Va.; a half brother, Marshall E. DAVIS, Collinsville. The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Hoy Funeral Chapel with burial in the family cemetery near Blacksburg. (Written on this: Mar 14, 1970)

BEN E. DAVIS
Blacksburg, Oct. 24 - Ben E. DAVIS, 87, died Sunday night at the home of his son, Charlie T. DAVIS, at Wilkinson, Ind. Also surviving are his wife, Mrs. Francis W. DAVIS, Blacksburg; six other sons, E. C., J. C., W. E., W. P. and L. M. DAVIS, Lynchburg; three daughters, Mrs. C. H. BLESSARD, Roanoke; Mrs. Bertha SCOTT, Norfolk; Mrs. Eircel BLAND, Christiansburg; 79 grandchildren and 108 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Davis Chapel near Blacksburg. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

MRS. LOLA D. DAVIS
Blacksburg, Aug. 26 - Mrs. Lola DOVE DAVIS, 65, died Saturday night at her home near here. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Margaret DAVIS, Mrs. Annie Lee SHAVER and Mrs. Mary Ella BARKER, Goodwin's Ferry; three sons, James Robert DOWDY, Blacksburg, Roy L. DOWDY, Oak Hill, O., and Marshall E. DAVIS, Goodwin's Ferry; three stepchildren, Mrs. George NIDAY, Statesburg, W. Va., Adworn T. DAVIS and Brenston DAVIS, Goodwin's Ferry; one brother, John DOVE, Blacksburg; two sisters, Mrs. Nora WOOLWINE, Cambria, and Mrs. Tom SHAVER, Goodwin's Ferry; and 18 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Mountain View Wesleyan Church. Interment will be in the Dowdy Cemetery.

MRS. NANCY C. DAVIS
Blacksburg, Nov. 7 - Mrs. Nancy CROMER DAVIS, 81, died today at the home of a son, S. C. DAVIS, near here. Surviving are five sons, including J. A. and J. T. DAVIS, of Roanoke; three daughters, one sister, two brothers, 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be at Davis chapel near Lusters' Gate at 2 p.m. Sunday, with interment in Westview cemetery. (Written on this: 1947)

KILLED IN FRANCE
Pfc. Paul D. DAVIS, 33, of Blacksburg, was killed in action in France on November 16, according to a message received here last week by his wife, the former May BARNETT, of Blacksburg. He was in the infantry and was with the Third Army.

SAMUEL CLARENCE DAVIS
Blacksburg - Samuel Clarence DAVIS, 78, died in a Christiansburg hospital early Wednesday, September 25. He was a local paint contractor and resided at 300 Marlington Street in Blacksburg. Surviving are his wife, Cornelia J. DAVIS; a daughter, Mrs. Bebe VanNESS, Houston, Texas; a son, Jack Edward DAVIS, Blacksburg; and three sisters, Mrs. Alma SMITH, Mrs. Peggy SMITH, both of Neward, N.J., Mrs. Mary EBERHARDT, Norfolk; three brothers, W. L. DAVIS, Danville, Jennings DAVIS, Roanoke, R. E. DAVIS, of Blacksburg. The funeral was conducted Saturday, September 28 in the Richardson Funeral Chapel, Christiansburg, with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. Forest SHAFER conducted the funeral which was arranged and directed by the Richardson Funeral Home, Inc., Christiansburg.

CHARLES W. DOSS
Blacksburg, Dec. 13 - Charles W. DOSS, 64, died Wednesday night at his home near here. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Gene and William DOSS Jr., Blacksburg; three daughters, Mrs. E. J. BOWMAN, Vinton; Mrs. H. D. HUDGINS, Blacksburg; Mrs. E. B. EMERINE, Vallejo, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Blacksburg Church of God with burial in Westview Cemetery. The body will be at P. D. Oakey Funeral Home until 1:30 p.m.

DAVID DOWDY
Radford - David DOWDY, 54, died Friday in a Christiansburg hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mary Tallant DOWDY; two sons, William H. DOWDY, David G. DOWDY, Radford; five daughters, Mrs. Teresa PRESTON, Roanoke, Miss Elizabeth May DOWDY, Miss Charlotte Louise DOWDY, Miss Mary Ann DOWDY, Miss Mary Sue DOWDY, Radford; three brothers, Ribble Henry DOWDY, Norfolk, P. E. DOWDY, Christiansburg, William DOWDY, Newbern; a sister, Miss Viola DOWDY, Blacksburg; five half sisters, Mrs. Robbie Lee ALLEN, Blacksburg; Mrs. Ella MATHERLY, Roanoke, Mrs. Iva JONES, Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Ida JONES, Laurel Oak, Mich., Mrs. Louise LONG, Carnegie, Pa. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the DeVilbiss Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Memory Gardens,Dublin. (Written on this: Dec 23 1966)

MRS. EFFIE DOWDY
Blacksburg, June 11 (Special) - Mrs. Effie DOWDY, 58, died at her home near Blacksburg this morning. The funeral will be held at the home at 11 a.m. Wednesday and interment will be in the family cemetery.

MRS. MAUDE O. DOWDY
Blacksburg, Aug. 14 - Mrs. Maude OLIVER DOWDY, 68, died today in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital. She is survived by eight daughters, Mrs. Cloyd DOWDY, Mrs. Billy ALLEN, Mrs. Virginia CROMER, Mrs. Burford ALLEN, Blacksburg; Mrs. Ella MATHERLY, Christiansburg; Mrs. H. B. JONES, Salem; Mrs. James TOBIN, Carnegie, Pa.; Mrs. L. R. JONES, Detroit, Mich.; five sons, Clarence SLUSSER, Blacksburg; Pete DOWDY, William DOWDY, Christiansburg; David DOWDY, Radford; H.R. DOWDY Jr., Pensacola, Fla.; three sisters, two brothers, 38 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. The body will be brought to Blacksburg Monday for burial. (Actually, this one is a connection for us, my great-aunt, Alice MORGAN, was married to Clarence SLUSSER in 1929.)

ROY L. DOWDY
Blacksburg, March 22 - Roy L. DOWDY, 38, died today in Oak Hill, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy C. DOWDY; three sons, two brothers, James Robert DOWDY, Marshall Davis DOWDY, Blacksburg; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret DAVIS, Mrs. Mary Ellen BARKER, Mrs. Annie Lee SHAVER, Blacksburg.

CLAYTON J. DUNCAN
Pulaski - The funeral for Layton James DUNCAN, 59, who died Tuesday in Waynesboro, will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Members of the Pulaski Fire Department will serve as honorary and active pallbearers.

MRS. ELMER C. DUNCAN
Blacksburg - Mrs. Mollie SMITH DUNCAN, 68, died in a Radford hospital Tuesday. Surviving are her husband, Elmer C. DUNCAN, Blacksburg; three daughters, Mrs. Frank KINSLEY Jr., Mrs. Frank Barker, both of Blacksburg, Mrs. Randolph Young, Greensboro, N.C.; five sons, Edward and Richard DUNCAN, Blacksburg, W. Ford DUNCAN, Bassett, Thurman DUNCAN, Collinsville, Carl W. DUNCAN, Martinsville; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence LAFON, Mrs. Frank DOVE, both of Blacksburg, Mrs. Clyde LAFON, Bedford; four brothers, Pearlie W. SMITH, W. Kyle SMITH, both of Blacksburg, Ira N. SMITH, Salem, Robert D. SMITH, Bedford. Funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Jones Chapel, with burial in Westview Cemetery. (Written on this: April 1964)

MRS. VERLIE P. DUNCAN
Craigs Creek - Geraldine BROCE DUNCAN, 84, of Craigs Creek, wife of Verlie P. DUNCAN, died Tuesday in a Narrows nursing home. Also surviving are four sons, W. Frank BROCE, San Bernardino, Calif., T. Fred BROCE, Blacksburg, John B. BROCE, Bellflower, Calif., Allen BROCE, Craigs Creek; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Claude WEBB, Mrs. James RADFORD, Mrs. Edsel FRANCISCO, Blacksburg, Mrs. Howard HARRIS, Christiansburg; three stepsons, Stanley DUNCAN, Newport, Nelson DUNCAN, Ashland, Ky., Randolph DUNCAN, Craigs Creek. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Jones Funeral Church, Blacksburg, with burial in Westview Cemetery there. (Written on this: Jan 12 1971)

WILLIAM D. DUNCAN
Blacksburg - William David DUNCAN, 72, died Friday in a Radford hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mable CROMER DUNCAN; a son, William C. DUNCAN, Blacksburg; two daughters, Mrs. Rachel BLAND, Mrs. Bonnie Sue LINKOUS, Blacksburg; four sisters, Mrs. Alice MARTIN, Pulaski, Mrs. Annie ALLS, Mrs. Nellie SLUSSER, Mrs. Nettie GUSTAFSON, Blacksburg; five brothers, Roy E. DUNCAN, Elmer DUNCAN, Charlie DUNCAN, Leslie DUNCAN, Blacksburg, Frank DUNCAN, Roanoke. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Blacksburg Church of God with burial in Westview Cemetery. Hoy Funeral Home is handling arrangements. (Written on this: Aug 1st 64 or 69?)


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