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MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES OF
MONTOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA

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G. TOM SHAVER
Blacksburg - George Thomas SHAVER, 85, died Thursday in a Radford hospital. Surviving are his wife, Roxie DOVE SHAVER; three daughters, Mrs. Leonard ALLS, Mrs. Ben DAVIS, Mrs. Mason LAFON, Blacksburg; six sons, Sam J. SHAVER, John H. SHAVER, Sidney R. SHAVER, Clyde E. SHAVER, Blacksburg, the Rev. E. H. SHAVER, Pearisburg, Frank H. SHAVER, Roanoke; a sister, Mrs. Mollie HILTON, Linside, W. Va.; a half sister, Mrs. Max COOPER, Fostoria, Ohio; three brothers, Sam SHAVER, Hugh SHAVER, Linside, W. Va., John SHAVER, Alderson, W. Va. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jones Funeral Home with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.(Written on this: June 6th 1968)

MRS. J. LEONARD SHAVER
Blacksburg, Feb. 6 - Mrs. J. Leonard SHAVER, 67, died at home today. She is survived by her husband; a son, James T. SHAVER, Blacksburg; a sister, Mrs. Minnie SHAVER, Blacksburg; two brothers, Kent DOWDY and Clarence DOWDY, both of Cambria; two grandchildren. Funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Blacksburg Church of God. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. The body will remain at P. D. Oakey Funeral Home until an hour before the service.

MRS. MABEL C. SIMONS
Blacksburg, Dec. 7 - Funeral for Mrs. Mabel CALDWELL SIMONS, 40, of Rt. 1, Blacksburg, who died in a car wreck near here Saturday night, will be (seems like there's a line missing here, but this is how it was printed) Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Slusser's Chapel. Burial will be in Westview. The body will remain at the P. D. Oakey Funeral Home until one hour before the service.

ALFRED N. SLUSSER
Blacksburg, Feb. 15 - Alfred N. SLUSSER, 67, died at his home here Sunday morning. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nettie DUNCAN SLUSSER, one son, James W. SLUSSER, Fayetteville, N.C.; one daughter, Mrs. Sidney OLIVER, Blacksburg; two brothers, Pascal SLUSSER and Mark SLUSSER, both of Blacksburg; five sisters, Mrs. Laura LEDGERWOOD, Mrs. Josie ALLEN, Mrs. Zora WALL and Mrs. Gracie CALHOUN, all of Blacksburg; Mrs. Hazel HOGAN, Roanoke; five grandchildren. Funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Slusser's Chapel at Mt. Tabor. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. The body will be taken from the P. D. Oakey Funeral Home to the church Tuesday at 1 p.m.

MRS. ELVIRA SLUSSER
Mrs. Elvira Jane SLUSSER, age 98, died Tuesday evening at the home of her son, M. C. SLUSSER, of Blacksburg. Besides her son she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. D. J. BLEWITT or New York, Mrs. L. S. RUDISALL of Poolsville, Md., and Mrs. J. T. HARDWICK of Blacksburg; one sister, Mrs. Betty FRENCH of Roanoke. The services were conducted from the home of her son, M. C. SLUSSER, at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. W. D. McCRAW and interment was in the family cemetery. Mrs. SLUSSER served for 60 years as a Sunday school teacher in Montgomery county. She died in her ninety-eighth year.

FRANK A. SLUSSER
Blacksburg, Nov. 15 - Frank A. SLUSSER, 89, died this morning in a Christiansburg hospital. President of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank for 33 years, he was one of the organizers of the bank. SLUSSER was very active in church work and served as Montgomery County Commissioner of Revenue for eight years. He is survived by a son, H. P. SLUSSER, Richmond; two daughters, Mrs. G. T. GRICE, Mrs. Guy PRICE, Blacksburg; a brother, George B. SLUSSER, Roanoke; six grandchildren and one great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Slussers Chapel at Mt. Tabor with burial in Westview Cemetery. The body will be taken from P. D. Oakey Funeral Home to the church at 2 p.m.

MRS. IDA H. SLUSSER
Blacksburg, Dec. 8 - Mrs. Ida HALE SLUSSER, 77, died this morning at her home here. Surviving are her husband; a son, Haven T. SLUSSER, Arlington; two daughters, Mrs. Irene GRICE and Mrs. Anna Mae PRICE; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Alice HAGEN; and a brother, L. M. HALE, all of Blacksburg. Funeral will be conducted at Slusser's Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Westview. The body will lie in state at the chapel between 1 and 2 p.m. (The ad on the back of this is for '38-'46 model year used cars.)

MARK JENNINGS SLUSSER
Blacksburg - Mark Jennings SLUSSER, 73, of Blacksburg, died Thursday in a Radford hospital. Surviving are his wife, Ida ALLS SLUSSER; four daughters, Mrs. Enever EPPERLY, Mrs. Edward DOWDY, Mrs. Lamah LAFON, Mrs. Donald PENDERGRASS, Blacksburg; four sons, Ralph SLUSSER, Logan SLUSSER, Blacksburg, Glennie SLUSSER, Christiansbrug, Wilbur SLUSSER, Newport News, four sisters, Mrs. Laura LEDGERWOOD, Mrs. Josie ALLEN, Blacksburg, Mrs. John L. CALHOUN, Radford, Mrs. Morman HOGAN, Roanoke; a brother, P. J. SLUSSER, Blacksburg. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Slusser's Chapel Church of god with burial in Westview Cemetery. Hoy Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. (Written on this: Aug 7th)

MURRAY C. SLUSSER
Blacksburg - Murray C. SLUSSER, 92, died Sunday in a Christiansburg hospital. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. K. O. DEEMER, Blacksburg, Mrs. Samuel W. EDGECOMBE, Beirut, Lebanon; two sons, John H. SLUSSER, Vienna, Wilbur W. SLUSSER, Blacksburg; two sisters, Mrs. Helena C. HARDWICK, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Mary Anna BLEWITT, New York, N.Y. Funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Jones Funeral Chapel. The body will be cremated in Sherwood Abbey Crematorium, Salem. (On the back is the date of the paper: Monday, April 6, 1964.)

MRS. BESSIE M. SMITH
Bedford, July 13 - Mrs. Bessie M. SMITH, 89, died tonight at her home near Bedford. Surviving are her husband, Dixie Lee SMITH; four daughters, Mrs. S. C. LAFON, Mrs. E. C. DUNCAN and Mrs. Frank DOVE, all of Blacksburg; and Mrs. C. A. LAFON, Bedford; four sons, P. W. and Walter K. SMITH, both of Blacksburg; Ira N. SMITH, Catawba; and Robert D. SMITH, Bedford; and a brother, Ballard SMITH, Cambria. The body is at Carder funeral Home.

FLOYD SMITH
Blacksburg, May 3 - Floyd SMITH, 69, died at the home of a son here this morning. Other survivors are two sons and two daughters. Funeral services will be held at the home Monday at 2:30 p.m. with interment in the Blacksburg cemetery.

FRANK W. SMITH
Blacksburg, Aug. 27 - Frank W. SMITH, 74, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence TRENT, near here. Besides his daughter, he is survived by one grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Lula B. KINZER, of Blacksburg. Funeral will be conducted at P. D. Oakey funeral Home Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. (On the back is an ad for some 1949 used cars.)

LUTHER H. SMITH
Blacksburg, June 23 - Luther H. SMITH, 63, died today at his home near here. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Crosier SMITH; a son, Rosser N. SMITH; a grandchild; two brothers, Mason SMITH, Cambria; Walter SMITH, Blacksburg; two sisters, Mrs. Gracie HUFFMAN, Cambria; Mrs. Annie MILLER, Blacksburg. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at P. D. Oakey Funeral Home here. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

MRS. MOLLIE SMITH
Blacksburg, May 1 - Mrs. Mollie SMITH, 67, died this morning at her home near here. She leaves her husband and a daughter. Funeral will be conducted at the Blacksburg Lutheran church at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Westview cemetery.

MRS. NORA SMITH
Newport News - Mrs. Nora Gertrude SMITH of Montgomery county died Saturday in a local hospital. Surviving are three sons, Marvin E. SMITH, James R. SMITH, J. Carl SMITH, all of Newport News; two sisters, Mrs. Eva HALE, Mrs. Mary THORNHILL, both of Blacksburg; two brothers, Foster SITES, Arnold SITES, both of Martinsville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of God, Blacksburg, with burial in the Blacksburg cemetery. (Written on this: June 26 1960)

MRS. SAMUEL B. SUMNER
Blacksburg - Mae Allen SUMNER, 86, widow of Samuel B. SUMNER, died Wednesday at her home in Blacksburg. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Blacksburg Luther Memorial Lutheran Church with burial in Westview Cemetery. Jones Funeral Service is handling arrangements. (Written on this: March 11 1970.)

EVANS TOWNEY
Blacksburg - Evans TOWNEY, 70, died Friday in a Radford hospital. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Blanton P. SEWARD, Roanoke, Mrs. George H. SARVER, Blacksburg, Mrs. Luther KESSINGER, Newport; two brothers, Robert TOWNEY and Cecil TOWNEY, both of Blacksburg; three nieces. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Roanoke Valley Presbyterian Church, with burial in the family cemetery. The body will be taken from the residence to the church one hour before the service. (Written on this: March 16, 60)

HAYDEN TRAIL
Pulaski - Hayden Jonah TRAIL, 63, died Thursday at his home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mae WALTERS TRAIL; a son, Irvin TRAIL, Pulaski; a foster son, Fred WALTERS, Panama Canal Zone; two daughters, Mrs. Lucy BECKNER and Mrs. Edward CAYWOOD, both of Roanoke; a brother, Charley TRAIL, Canton, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Herman WYRICK, Luttrell, Tenn. Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Thorn Spring Methodist Church, with burial in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The body is at Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home.

OSBORNE R. TRIMBLE
Blacksburg, Nov. 12 - Osborne Richard TRIMBLE, 63, died this morning here. He is survived by three sons, James TRIMBLE, Edward TRIMBLE, Blacksburg; Clarence TRIMBLE, Ironto; four daughters, Mrs. Aven ALLS; Mrs. Luther ALLS, Mrs. Everett WALL, Blacksburg; Mrs. Rosetta WRIGHT, Catawba; one sister, Mrs. W. T. RATLIFF, near Blacksburg. Services will be held at Slussers Chapel, Church of god, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with burial in Newley Cemetery.

MRS. ALMA B. WHITLOCK
Mrs. Alma BROWN WHITLOCK died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Blacksburg. Surviving are a son and two daughters, including J. H. WHITLOCK, Roanoke; and a brother, J. A. BROWN, Roanoke; and a sister.

JAMES EDWARD WHITLOCK
James Edward WHITLOCK, 76, died at his home in Blacksburg, yesterday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alma WHITLOCK, one son, J. H. WHITLOCK, of Roanoke, and two daughters, Miss Retee WHITLOCK, of Blacksburg, and Mrs. Una B. WELLS, of Jacksonville, Fla.

JOHN H. WHITLOCK
John Hampton WHITLOCK, 75, of 1615 Gilmer Ave., NW, died Monday at a local hospital. He was a retired Norfolk and Western Railway engineer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace SESSLER WHITLOCK, Newport News; four sons, Clarence H. WHITLOCK, Hopewell; Zacc S. and Douglas A. WHITLOCK, Newport News; John H. WHITLOCK Jr., Kingsport, Tenn.; four daughters, Mrs. W. D. WILLIAMS, Mrs. J. G. MABE and Mrs. J. B. HAYES, Newport News; Mrs. Carlos G. MABE, Star, N. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert E. HENDERSON, Blacksburg; Mrs. Una WELLS, Jacksonville, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, a great-grandchild. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Richardson Funeral Home, Christiansburg, by the Rev. Paul E. BRUCE, with burial in Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg. (Written on this: March 10, 1963)

IRA THEODORE WINGO
Blacksburg, Dec. 12 (Special) - Ira Theodore WINGO, 24, died Saturday morning in the New Altamont hospital. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rosa Lee WINGO, of Montgomery county; three sisters, Mrs. Claudia HUGHES, of Roanoke; Mrs. Mary F. HUNTER, of Ralston, Pa.; Mrs. Dorance BISHOP, Blacksburg, and four brothers, Kyle, William, Pete and Sidney, all of Montgomery county. The funeral service was conducted at the home of his mother on Craigs creek this afternoon by the Rev. J. A. JOHNSON. Interment was in the family cemetery.

ROSA C. WINGO
Blacksburg - Mrs. Rosa C. WINGO, 77, died Friday at her home in Giles County. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. F. B. HUGHES, Roanoke; Mrs. Frances MOWYER, Ralston, Pa.; Mrs. Doris H. CALDWELL, Cambria; four sons, Kyle E. WINGO, Sidney L. WINGO, William M. WINGO, Catawba; Frank E. WINGO, Nesbitt, Pa.; two sisters, Miss Lucy PERDUE, Blacksburg; Mrs. Russell CALDWELL, Cambria; two brothers, Arthur CALDWELL, Blacksburg; John L. CALDWELL, Richmond; 26 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the home on Craig's Creek with burial in the family cemetery. The body will be taken home at 2 p.m. Sunday. (Written on this: March 18, 1960)


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