Obits from the 1940s-1970s in Blacksburg, Va.
I suspect that they came from the Roanoke Times, or the Montgomery News
newspaper, but aren't completely sure. Some of them had dates handwritten on
OAKLEY L. AKERS
Blacksburg, Oct. 13 (Special). - Oakley L. AKERS died at his home near
Blacksburg Thursday. Funeral services will be at Slusher's
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
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.
LESTER L. ALBERT
Blacksburg, Aug. 11 (Special) - Lester Lankford ALBERT, 62, died here Sunday
morning at the home of his brother, J. E. ALBERT. He is survived by one
daughter, two sons, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be
held at the Christian church Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in
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
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
Edwin TROUTMAN officiated. Pallbearers were Don FAIN, Rodney WHITE, Freddie
OLINGER, Gene GREGORY, Deuayne SHEALOR, and
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
ALLEN, who was a business partner with his uncle, Buford ALLEN, in Allen
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
of Blacksburg; two sons, Claude K. ALLEN, of Christiansburg, and Ronnie
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
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
HEATH C. ALLEN
Blacksburg, Aug. 5. - Heath C. ALLEN, 57, died at his home here this
Surviving are his wife, four children and two brothers. Services will be
at Lusters Gate Union church at 3 p.m. Wednesday,
with interment in
E. T. ALLS
Blacksburg, Aug. 17 - E.T. ALLS, 47, died Friday at his home near here. He
survived by his wife; a daughter, Betty ALLS; a son, Howard ALLS,
two brothers, Leonard ALLS, James ALLS, Blacksburg, five sisters, Mrs.
PRICE, Mrs. Claude DOVE, Mrs. Clem LONG, Mrs. Lawrence PRICE, Blacksburg;
LeRoy BLAND, Columbia, S.C. Services will be held
at 2 p.m. Monday in
Mountain View Wesleyan Methodist Church with burial in Westview
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
in Westview Cemetery.
CHARLES E. ATKINS DIES
Blacksburg, may 21 (Special) - Charles Ellet ATKINS, 58, and for some years
prominent farmer and stockman of the Roanoke Valley section of Montgomery
county, died suddenly early Tuesday morning at his home in Blacksburg.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the
residence, conducted by the pastor of Whisner
Memorial Methodist church, Dr.
D. T. MERRITT. Burial will be in West View. Mr. ATKINS was the only son of
the later Mr. And Mrs. John ATKINS and is survived by his wife, formerly
Zora WILLIAMSON, of the Riner
community, and one daughter, Miss Louise
a member of the nursing staff of the Altamont hospital, Christiansburg. He
has many relatives in Giles county of which his parents were natives. His
mother died two months ago.
MRS. JOHN L. ATKINS
Blacksburg, April 13 (Special) - Mrs. Victoria ATKINS, 87, widow of John L.
ATKINS, died early today at her home in Blacksburg. Funeral services will be
held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home. Burial will be in West View
JOHN W. BAILEY
Blacksburg, Nov. 21 - John W. BAILEY, 59, died today at his home in
Blacksburg. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene KYTCHEN BAILEY; two
Mrs. Alva ALTIZER, Riner; Mrs. Frederick HARMOND,
Floyd; three sons, Pierson
BAILEY, McCoy; Warren BAILEY, Newport; Arnold BAILEY, Blacksburg; a stepson,
Edward KYTCHEN, U.S. Army; two brothers, Sidney BAILEY, Giles County;
BAILEY, Blacksburg; two sisters, Mrs. Julia NIECE, Blacksburg; Mrs. Mae
Giles County; 12 grandchildren ad 1
great-grandchild. Funeral will be at 3
p.m. Wednesday at P. D. Oakey Funeral Home with
burial in Westview Cemetery.
CHARLES J. BARKER
Blacksburg, Oct. 24 - Charles J. BARKER, 76, died at his home near here
Thursday night. Surviving are his wife, five sons,
John. W., Frank J. and
Charles W. BARKER, al of Blacksburg; C. Everett BARKER, Akron, Ohio; George
BARKER, Cambria; four daughters, Mrs. Dennis YOUNG, Cambria; Mrs. Dallas
DOWDY, Mrs. James DOWDY and Miss Bessie BARKER, all of Blacksburg; a
W. W. BARKER, Blacksburg; a sister, Mrs. L. F. BROWN, Roanoke; eight
grandchildren. Funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at P. D. Oakey
Burial will be in the family cemeter. (Suspect this
was late 50s/early 60s
due to the partial used car ad on the back listing '54-'58 models for sale.)
HENRY J. BARNETT
Fincastle, Aug. 2 - Henry Joseph BARNETT, 47, died unexpectedly at his home
here this morning. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Vaden
brothers and two sisters: Claude BARNETT, Fincastle; Selma BARNETT,
Miss Lula BARNETT, Roanoke; Mrs. Jesse WILLS, Fincastle. The body will lie
Rader Funeral Home, Troutville, pending funeral plans.
MISS ROSA M. BARNETT
Blacksburg, Jan. 3 (Special) - Miss Rosa May BARNETT, 62, died today in a
local hospital. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nancy DOWDY, Montgomery
county, and Mrs. Katherine THORNHILL, of West Virginia; and an adopted
daughter, Mrs. Buford ALLEN of Montgomery county. Services will be held here
at 2:30 p.m., tomorrow, at the home of Albert ALLEN, and burial will be in
TOSH E. BARNETT
Prices Fork - Tosh E. BARNETT, 74, died at his home here Saturday. Surviving
are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Sheppard BARNETT; three daughters, Mrs. John L.
PEARMAN Jr., Mrs. Floyd NOONKESTER and Mrs. James PEARMAN, all of Prices
three sons, Edward T. BARNETT, Archie Al BARNETT and Melvin V. BARNETT, all
Prices Fork; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at
Fork Methodist Church, with burial in Snider Cemetery. The body will be
from the P. D. Oakey Funeral Home to the residence
at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and
the church at 1 p.m. Monday.
MRS. TOM BARNETTE
Blacksburg, Dec. 5 - Mrs. Tom BARNETTE, 68, died this morning at her home
here. She is survived by her husband; six daughters, Mrs. Robert KEYS,
Norfolk; Mrs. Ward DOSS, Mrs. Herman COOPER, Mrs. Arnold SHELOR, Blacksburg;
Mrs. Irvin BLOUNT, Mrs. Nathan BATTY, Roanoke; seven grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Wesleyan
Methodist Church with burial in West View Cemetery. The body will be taken
from the residence to the church at 10 a.m.
MRS. HARRY B. BENNETT
Covington, Oct. 22 - Mrs. Bertha Henderson BENNETT died this afternoon in a
convalescent home here. She is survived by her husband, Harry B. BENNETT;
sisters, Mrs. Clyde PRICE, Mrs. Ada MEADOWS,
Blacksburg; a brother, Robert
HENDERSON, Blacksburg. Graveside services will be held at West View
Blacksburg, at 2 p.m. Monday. The body will remain at the home of J. G.
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,
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
taken to the church.
ACIE TOBEY BISHOP
Salem - Acie Tobey Bishop, native of Blacksburg,
died Sept. 10 at his home
Salem. Funeral was held Friday, Sept. 13 in Salem and interment was in
Sherwood Memorial Park. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alene
PRICE BISHOP of
Salem; a son, Bruce Lee BISHOP of Salem; a brother, Jacob A. BISHOP of
Blacksurg; three sisters, Miss Alma BISHOP of
Salem, Mrs. David HEARN of
Dublin, and Mrs. Dainty HUTCHINSON of Blacksburg.
BALLARD E. BISHOP
Blacksburg, July 29 - Ballard E. BISHOP, 66, of Blacksburg died today at
Ky. Surviving are a daughter, two sons, one sister and a brother. Services
will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Slusser's Chapel,
with burial in the family
MRS. FLORA O. BISHOP
Blacksburg - Mrs. Flora OLIVER BISHOP, 80, died Sunday in a Radford
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Dainty HUTCHINSON, Blacksburg; Mrs.
Lois HEARN, Dublin; Miss Alma R. BISHOP, Salem; two sons, Jacob A. BISHOP,
Acie T., BISHOP, Blacksburg; a sister, Mrs. Virgie
SMITH, Cambria; a
Bittle OLIVER, Glen Daniel W. Va.; seven grandchildren
and one great-
grandchild. The body is at Jones Funeral Home pending arrangements.
CHARLES S. BLAND
Blacksburg, Dec. 3 (Special) - Charles S. BLAND, 54, died suddently
morning near here. Funeral services will be conducted at the Baptist church
at Cambria Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with interment in Sunset
cemetery at Christainsburg.
JAMES L. BLAND
Blacksburg - James L. BLAND, 57, died Monday at his home near here.
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,
three sons, Sgt. James N. BLAND, U.S. Army, Hawaii, Samuel L. BLAND, and
Marvin L. BLAND, both of Newport; two sisters, Mrs. Landonia
Roanoke, and Mrs. Lucy Lee SHAVER, Newport; a half brother, John Harvey
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
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 63)
LEONARD R. BLAND
Leonard Ribble BLAND, 55, formerly of Roanoke, died
Thursday in Elyria,
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Otis A. HARRIS of Roanoke; three brothers,
Tommy, Stanley and Earl BLAND, all of Christiansburg; a sister, Mrs. Paul
BLAIR of Pennsylvania, and three grandchildren. The body will be brought to
Lotz. (Written on this: May 30 1960)
MRS. LULA EMMA BLAND
Blacksburg, Dec. 29 - Mrs. Lula Emma BLAND, 63, wife of E. H. BLAND, died in
Christiansburg hospital Tuesday morning. The funeral will be held at the
here at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with burial in Westview
cemetery. Surviving are
husband, one son and five daughters.
WILLIE T. BLAND
Christiansburg - Willie Thomas (Tom) BLAND, 69, died Tuesday in a Roanoke
hospital. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Beulah BLAND; two daughters, Mrs. R.
MERRITT, Ahoskie, N.C., Mrs. Fred Allen, Joppa, Md.; four sons, Haven and
Willard BLAND, Christiansburg, J. C. BLAND, Blacksburg, Ivan T. BLAND,
Roanoke; a sister, Mrs. Miles BLAIR, Cornwell Heights Pa.; two brothers,
and Stanley BLAND, Christiansburg. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at
Richardson Funeral Home, with burial in Roselawn
Memory Gardens, near
(Written on this: Feb 2 65)
JOHN W. BOWLES
Blacksburg - The funeral for John W. BOWLES, 70, will be Thursday at 2 p.m.
Jones Funeral Chapel with burial in Roselawn Memory
include four stepsons, Clarence W. FURROW, Charlie C. FURROW, Robert H.
and Irvin J. FURROW, all of Newport; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Ira HYPES and
Mrs. Yancy LAFON, Newport, Mrs. Oscar KEISTER,
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.;
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 67)
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.
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.
funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the P. D. Oakey
Funeral Home here.
Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.
MRS. G. W. BUCHANAN
Blacksburg, April 6 (Special) - Mrs. G. W. BUCHANAN, 51, died last night at
her home here. Her husband, a son and two daughters survive. Services will
be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lutheran church, with interment in
G. W. BUCHANAN
Blacksburg, April 4 - G. W. BUCHANAN, 60, died at his home here Wednesday
morning. He leaves his wife, two daughters, a son, a sister and a brother.
The funeral was held at Whisner Memorial Methodist
church at 3 p.m. today
burial was in Westview cemetery.
GRAYDON W. BUCHANAN
Radford - Graydon Wallace BUCHANAN, 49, died Monday
in a local hospital.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Lucado BUCHANAN,
Radford; two sons, Larry
W. BUCHANAN, Washington D.C., David G. BUCHANAN, Radford; two sisters, Mrs.
Luther M. COPENHAVER, Radford, Mrs. Norman SATERWHITE, Richmond. Funeral
arrangements are being made by Seaver-Sanders
Funeral Home. (Written on
GRAYDON W. BUCHANAN
Radford - Funeral for Graydon W. BUCHANAN, 49, will
be at 2 p.m. Wednesday
Seaver-Sanders Funeral Home with burial in Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg.
(Written on this: Feb '64)
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
D. W. BURKETT
Ironto, March 20 (Special) - Funeral services for
D. W. BURKETT, age 96
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.
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
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
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.
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. IDA W. CALDWELL
Blacksburg, Nov. 6 - Mrs. Ida Whitlock CALDWELL, 72, died Monday afternoon
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
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
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
Roy BLANKENSHIP, Rt. 2, New Castle. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at
Boitnott Funeral Home with burial in West View
on this: Jan 23 65)
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
be held at the home of his mother Friday at 3 p.m. Interment will be in West
LUTHER B. CARR
Luther B. CARR, 84, of Blacksburg, died Feb. 21 at his home. Surviving are
his wife, Mrs. Ella H. CARR, Hopewell, James R. CARR, Germantown N.C.,
E. CARR, Roanoke; Joseph B. CARR, Hopewell; William C. CARR, Ft. Stewart,
George T. and David L. CARR, both of Blacksburg; one daughter, Mrs. Michael
HULL, Hopewell; seven grandchildren. (Written on this: 62)
MRS. IVA MAE COLLINS
Mrs. Iva Mae COLLINS, 44, of 914 Greenhurst Ave.,
NW died Friday at a local
hospital. Funeral will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Oakey's
with burial in
Sherwood. (Written on this: April 67)
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
Mrs. Frank WALTERS, Blacksburg. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at
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
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
HENRY L. CRAGGETT
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
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,
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,
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
Union Church. Pallbearers were Thomas CRAIG, Wayne CRAIG, Marvin CRAIG,
RYAN, Thomas SHAVER, and Johnnie RARSONE. (Written on this: March 22 sixty-
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
his wife, Mrs. Madia BAKER CREASY; a son, Drew A.
CREASY, Roanoke, a
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
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
Friday morning in a Roanoke hospital, will be conducted at Wesleyan
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,
Hoyle CROMER, both of Blacksburg, John H. CROMER, Christiansburg; two
Mrs. Dave DUNCAN, Mrs. Pat SLUSHER, both of Blacksburg; two brothers,
CROMER, Blacksburg, France CROMER, Roanoke; eight grandchildren. Funeral
be at 2 p.m. Monday at Blacksburg Methodist Church, by Dr. A. E. SHELTON,
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.
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:
These are from The Montgomery News Messenger.
R E Ruble -Blacksburg- December, a graveside service was held Friday Dec 29
1967 at 2:30 pm in the Ruble Cemetery near Blacksburg for Rufus age 90 of
Mount Hope, West Va. who died on December 27 in an Oak Hill West Virginia
Blacksburg - Mrs Riley Barnett
Maggie Dowdy Barnett 61 died December 28, 1967 in route to a Radford
Surviving are her husband, Riley Barnett Blacksburg, and three brothers,
Sherman Dowdy, Houston Dowdy, and Jessie Dowdy all of Blacksburg. The
funeral was held at 1:oo pm Saturday Dec 30 at Hoy
Blacksburg. Interment was in the Dowdy Cemetery at Newport. The service were
conducted by the Rev. Forest E Shaffer pastor of Slussers
Chapel Church of
Pete Broomfield 77 of Blacksburg died Dec 28, 1967 in a Radford hospital. He
is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Hale, Blacksburg and Mrs. Jack
Marshall of Loren, Ohio.
Funeral was held Saturday Dec 31, 1967 at Jones Funeral Chapel with burial
in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
Blacksburg - James Dexter Hungate died Sunday
morning Jan. 7, 1968 in a
Radford Hospital. He is survived by three daughters ,
Mrs Sam Price of
McCoy, Mrs Buford Linkous
of Sunnyside, Mrs Raymond Vaught of Blacksburg.
And three sons Clarence L Hungate of McCoy, David D
Hungate and Edward G
Hungate of Blacksburg. Also surviving are two
brothers Crockett Hungate of
Belmont and William Harvey Hungate of Merrimac.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday Jan 9, 1968 at the Centeniel
McCoy with burial in the McCoy Cemetery. The body will be at Jones Funeral
Home until 1:00pm Thursday Jan. 9, 1968.
Edward Thomas Showalter 96 of Radford died Friday at Shawsville
home. He was a retired school teacher and Church of Christ minister.
Surviving are a son C W Showalter of Willis, eight daughters Mrs. E D
Stafford, Mrs Claude Shelburne, Christiansburg, Mrs Henry Farris of Dublin,
Mrs Beulah Gowin, Cincinatti, Ohio; Mrs. R C Walker, Bowling Green Ky.;Mrs.
R G Yeager of Nashville Tn., Mrs Carmel Showalter,
Miss Lenore Showalter of
The funeral was held on Sunday in Christiansburg.
Mrs Ann Laurie Thompson 99 died last Sunday after
several years of failing
health, She became quiet ill approximately two weeks before her death.
Funeral services were conducted at the Park Methodist Church by Rev. R O
Brown and Rev. O W Pogan. Burial will be in Sunset
Mrs Thompson resides at 501 Craig Street in
Christiansburg for many years.
She was known as "Granny Thompson" to everyone who knew her.
Lorenza James Whickline
76 died recently in a Christiansburg Hospital-
Surviving are his wife Mattie Broyles Whickline,
four sons, George A
Whickline Christiansburg. Willie L Whickline of Radford; Pwen C Wickline,
Fredonia Pa. Raymond C Whickline, Shawsville; four daughters, Mrs. Mary
Ellison, Peterstowm West Va.; Mrs
Dorothy Simmons, Christiansburg; Mrs.
Minnie Belle Moses of Elliston, Mrs Lois Thompson
of California. Two
brothers Clarence Whickline, Perry Point Md. M V
Virgil Whickline Greenville
Wv. Also surviving are twenty- four grandchildren,
and eight great grand children
Funeral services were held at the Alleghaney Church
Christiansburg. Burial was in the Whickline family
Cemetery in Zenith, WV.
Sidney C Teel 77, of Christiansburg died last Wednesday in a Radford
Hospital, Surviving are his wife Lela Mae Teel, Three sons, Colen Teel and
William Teel of Riner, Dale Teel of Christiansburg,
Six daughters, Miss Opal
Teel, New York City.; Mrs Rheba
Hamilton, Rockville Md, Mrs
Martiansville; Mrs. Orpha
Willard, Riner; Mrs Wilma
Jean McKinser, Lebonan,
The funeral was held Friday at the Christiansburg Church of Christ with
burial in Sunset Cemetery.
Richardson Funeral Chapel handled arrangements.
Darrell Patrick Dickerson, infant son of Sp4 and Mrs. Phillip Roger
Dickerson died Jan. 23, 1968 in a Radford Hospital. Sp4 Dickerson is on duty
in the United States Army in Vietnam.
Also surviving are a brother Bryon Hamilton Dickerson, Blacksburg. The
grandparents Mr & Mrs. Roscoe D Dickerson and
Col. And Mrs. Fred W Bock all
A graveside service was held at 2:00pm Jan. 25, 1968 at Roselawn
gardens. Arrangements are handled by Hoy Funeral Home.
Thomas Henry Feather 70 died Jan. 24, 1968 at his home. Surviving are his
wife Daisy C Feather, a daughter, Mrs. George Dally of Christiansburg, a
brother Paul Feather, three sisters, Mrs. Haven Long, Blacksburg; Mrs. Henry
Simpkins, Christiansburg, Mrs. Claude Gardner, Riner.
The funeral was held at 2:00 p.m. Jan. 26, 1968 at Richardson Funeral Home,
Christiansburg. Interment was at Sunset Cemetery.
Mrs Warren Gibson Jones native of Radford died Jan
21, 1968 in Washington
Dc. She was the widow of W G Jones who was a graduate of V.P.I. in 1912 and
until his death about 10 years ago was a large farmer in Fauquire
was also a member of the school board and was active in other civic affairs.
Mrs. Jones was the daughter of the late Capt. And Mrs
John Thomas Howe of
Radford. Funeral was in Trinity Episcopal Church with burial in the Ivy Hill
Cemetery Uppersville, Va. Surviving are two
daughters, three sons, and 11
Louise Ruth Pascoe 69 died 1-30-1968 she is the wife of Edwin P Pascoe.
Interment was 2-1-1968 in Sunset Cemetery.
Raymond Douglas (Doc) Camper Sr., 56, died suddenly of a heart attack at his
home on Sat. Feb. 10, 1968. He was a salesman for Bedford Grocery, active in
Masonic Circles, he was a postmaster in Hunter lodge
Surviving are his wife Mary Craft Camper, a son, Raymond D Camper Jr.,
Waynesborro, Va.; his mother Mrs
H B Camper, Troutville; a brother Eddie
Camper, Cloverdale; Mrs Dorothy Hughes and Mrs Ester Firebaugh of
Troutville. The funeral was held at 2:00pm. Monday Feb. 12,1968
Blacksburg Christian Church. Interment was in Roselawn
Rev. Cecil Taylor, a former pastor of the church, conducted the service.
Masonic Rites were held at the graveside. Pallbearers all post members of
Hunters Lodge 156, were R R
Hensley, M S Kipps, S O Kessinger,
Sutphin, Fred O Shanks, and John M Crismond.
Oakley Epperly 73 died Feb. 8, 1968 in a Radford
Surviving are his wife, Clara Epperly, two
daughters Mrs. John Bradbury,
Mrs. Dorothy Epperly Blacksburg, son James O Epperly Christiansburg, a
brother Maynard Epperly, Christiansburg.
The service was held at 2:00 p.m. at the North Fork Baptist Church, Elliott,
Va with burial in the church Cemetery.
Richardson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Nell Dangerfield Epperly widow of Lacey W Epperly 72 died Monday
2-19-1968 in Christiansburg. She had owned and operated the Epperly Dress
Shop here for the past 36 years.
She is survived by a son Howard B Epperly of
Rockwood, Tn. A sister Mrs.
Wayne Lindsey of Christiansburg, three brothers; Harry Dangerfield of
Roanoke, E L Dangerfield of Denville NJ, and Rex Dangerfield of
Mrs. Epperly was called an institute in herself and
her dress shop was known
as one of the loveliest specialty shops in southwest Virginia.
Final Rites were held at Richardson Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Lyle
H Youell, pastor of the St. Paul Methodist Church
at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday
afternoon. Paulbearers were Lacy W Sarver, J E
Kirby, Harold Akers, Clarence
A Epperly, Cecil Huff, and W S Woods.
Interment was in Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg.
Mary Virginia LaFon 80, widow of Miles Babe LaFon died Wednesday 2-28-1968
at the home of her daughter Mrs. Walter Stafford of Richmond. Also surviving
are their other daughters, Mrs. Helen Kelly of Charolettesville,
Beatrice Stiff of Blacksburg and Mrs. Nora Williams of Penbrooke;
Shannon LaFon of Maryland; Ernest LaFon of Penbrooke; Richard LaFon of
Herndon; two sisters, Mrs. W N Riley of Muncie In.; and Mrs. John C Lockhart
of Hunting, WV.; 42 grand children and 58 great grand children. The Funeral
was conducted Sat afternoon at the Church of Latter Day Saints, Penbrooke,
and burial was in the Family cemetery at Kire.
Arrangements are made by the William Jaminson
Funeral Home in Penbrooke, Va.
Willie Ethel Roop 70, wife of Rev. C F Roop of Blacksburg died Feb. 20, 1968
in a Christiansburg hospital.Other survivors
include two daughters, Mrs.
Garnett Atkins and Mrs. Charles Atkins of Christiansburg.; five sons Frazier
Roop, Saline Mi.; John Roop,
Bobby Roop, and Joseph Roop
Christiansburg; Janice Roop, Sanford Nc.; four brothers, five sisters, 23
grandchildren and six great grand children.
The body is at Hoy Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 2:00p.m. Friday 2-30-1968 Christiansburg Pentecostal
Holiness Church. Burial will be in the Conference of Pentecostal Holiness
Church Cemetery, Dublin. Rev. J M Jewell and Rev. N J Underwood will conduct
Miss Kitty Smith 57, of Roanoke died in a Roanoke Hospital. She was formally
of Dublin. Surviving are two Brothers, George Dexter Smith, Balcksburg;
Lamar Smith, Galax; two sisters, Mrs. J J Allen,
and Mrs. Kate Smith of
Funeral service was held Saturday March 22, 1968 at 11:00 a.m. at the
Funeral Chapel in Pulaski. Interment was in New Dublin Cemetery.
James Horace Luster 76, died March 5, 1968 in a Roanoke Hospital, a native
of Shawsville, Va., Mr. Luster was reared in
He was the owner of Luster-Black Hardware Co in Roanoke.
Surviving are his wife Mrs. Sarah Smith Luster a stepdaughter, Mrs
Sue Burr) Cook Huntington, Wv.Interment was in
Fincastle with Dr Walker B Healey , and Rev. James M Murr
THE HENRY BULLETIN, Martinsville, Va., Fri., Jan. 24, 1919, p. 8, col. 3
[edited]. Mr. Ed. V. Childress was born Dec. 31, 1888, at Riner
(Montgomery County), Va., the son of Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Childress and died
at his home in Rocky Mount, Va. Jan. 13, 1919, after a short illness of
influenza, terminating in pneumonia. He was united in marriage Dec. 23,
1909, to Miss Nannie Richardson of Riner. Their first home was at Riner,
then at Martinsville, but for the past year at Rocky Mount, where he was
engaged in the livery business. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery. Out of
town relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Childress,
Mrs. E. V. Childress, Miss Mary Childress of Riner,
Mrs. G. E. Condiff of
Roanoke, Mr. S. P. Childress of Santa Barbara, California and Mr. Rice
Richardson of Riner.
Robert Earl Mathena
Blacksburg- Robert Earl Mathena 54, died May 15
1977 in a local hospital.
Mathena was a past member of the Montgomery County
School Board and a member
of the Public Service Authority. He was a past master of Hunters Masonic
Lodge # 156.He was an employee of RAAP in the supply department.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Southern Mathena;
one daughter Mrs Alice
LoMascolo, Blacksburg; his mother Mrs Myrtle Price, Salemone
Margaret Sullivan, Blacksburg; two half sisters, Mrs. Wanda Gerald, Mrs.
Anza Fizer, Salem; two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at St. Michael Lutheran Church on May 17. The
Rev. Glen London and the Rev. Jacob Young officiated .
Hunters Lodge # 156
conducted Masonic rites at the burial site in Roselawn
Serving as pallbearers were Alvah Hylton, Don Linkous, Kenneth McCauly,
William Phipps, Benny Simmers, and James Clemens.
Arrangements were handled by Hoy Funeral Home. Roanoke Times May 1977
UNDERWOOD, Helen Richardson, 87, of Salem, went to be with her Lord on
Wednesday, April 12, 2000. Her husband, John, three grandchildren and one
great-grandchild preceded her in death. Survivors include nine children,
Betsy Hodges, Frieda Hall, Janie and Harold Coffman, Johnny and Doris
Underwood, David Underwood, Lorell and Doug Mathena, Becky and Billy
Barnett, Pat and Linda Underwood and Tim Underwood; also 18 grandchildren;
15 great-grandchildren; and three great great
services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2000 at Richardson
Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at the funeral home. Lotz Funeral Home,
Salem is handling
arrangements. (loose obit, paper name not known)
SHRADER, Waddy C.
Blacksburg - Waddy C Shrader,
age 102 of 3900 south Main St. died May 20,
1977 in the Montgomery County Hospital. A daughter Mrs. Paul Schlemmer,
Anchorage, Alaska; a sister Mrs. Mae Moore, West Va.; and two grandchildren
survive him. The Rev. Richard H Horne held graveside services at the Correll
Cemetery. Richardson Horne handled arrangements.
Mrs. Frank Shelton
Edyth Dobbins Shelton, 60, of 604 S Franklin St.
died Thursday morning in a
Surviving are her husband, Frank A Shelton; two sons James Robert Shelton,
Harold Shelton both of Christiansburg. Four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Light,
Mrs. Virginia Yates, Floyd, Mrs. Martha Cummings, Mrs. Helen Dobbins, both
of Christiansburg, a brother, James Dobbins, Christiansburg, and 3
The funeral was 11 am Thursday from St. Paul United Methodist Church,
conducted by the Rev. J Floyd Carroll. Interment was in Sunset Cemetery.
The Richardson Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Andrew Johnson Correll Sr.
Roanoke- Andrew Johnson Correll Sr. 68, died Sunday
July 15, 1973 in a local
hospital. He was a retired carpenter. Among his survivors is a sister, Mrs.
Doris C Dickerson, Blacksburg.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 17, at 4:00pm. At Oakey's
chapel with burial in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Clyde E Bishop 63, of Christiansburg, died in a Christiansburg Hospital Jan.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Addie Sue Bishop; four sons, Otho E Bishop,
of Christiansburg; Carl A Bishop of Martinsville; and Freddie R Bishop,
Dublin; three daughters, Mrs. Elsie Landrum, Radford, Mrs. Joe Slusser,
Christiansburg, and Mrs. Mason Carter of Auburn Illinois; a sister Mrs.
Della Boothe Shawsville;
16 grand children and a great grand child.
Funeral was 4 PM Friday at Christiansburg Church of the Brethren, Burial was
in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
Mrs. Madeline Nolley Vest 58 of Pilot died in a
Roanoke hospital Jan. 16,
She is survived by her husband Samuel Vest of Pilot; five daughters, Mrs.
Lacey M Horton, Riner, Mrs. Claude Johnson, Salem,
Mrs. Tommy Ballard, and
Mrs. J Dillard Stoneand Mrs. Herbert Averette all of Christiansburg; a son
Alvin P Vest, Salem; a sister Mrs. Ersell Robertson,
brothers J Kyle Nolley & J Clint Nolley , Pilot, seven grandchildren.
The Funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday at Pilot Methodist Church by the Rev. M G
Goodpasture, and the Rev. Archie P Naff, and the Rev. Frank Wimmer.
was in the Huffville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Frank Spangler, Roy Meredith, Bobby Cole, Rasie Walters,
Stanley Epperly and Alva Chafin
The Roanoke Times 4-15-2000
CORELL, William J. Sr., (Gabby), 70, of Salem, died Friday, April 14, 2000.
He was retired from Norfolk-Southern Railway and was an active member of the
Patterson Memorial Grace Brethren Church and a member of the Deacon Board,
Trustee and Evangelistic Committee. Bill is survived by his wife of 52
years, Lois S. Corell; two sons and
daughter-in-law, W. J., Jr. and Sue
Corell, Kelly Corell; and
friend, Vickie Wickham; one daughter and
son-in-law, Gaynelle C. and Stephen Day; four
grandchildren, Georgi Corell,
Taylor, Stephanie and William Day; two brothers, John W. Corell
Bobbitt; one sister, Virginia Kuehner. The funeral
service will be conducted
at Oakey's North Chapel on Monday, April 17, 2000
at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Don Eshelman officiating. Interment will follow at
Sherwood Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at Oakey's North
Chapel on Saturday, April
15, 2000 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 16, 2000 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.
Thursday Feb 21, 1963 Montgomery News Messanger.
Robert S "Pete"Correll, 49, died Sunday
at his home in Christiansburg.
Surviving are his wife Mrs. Maggie Correll, three
sisters, Mrs. H G Hale,
Mrs. Troy Spaker, Mrs. Coty Dickerson, Roanoke; two
Correll, Pennsylvania, Andrew Correll,
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Richardson Chapel with burial in Sunset
Montgomery News Messenger Thursday April 18, 1963
William H Spradlin, 77 of Christiansburg, died in a
He is survived ny two daughters, Mrs. Mosby Gearheart, Christiansburg, and
Mrs. Artis Jones, Durham NC.; four sons, Wilson,
Henry, Raymond and Clarence
Spradlin, all of Christiansburg; 16 grandchildren
and 29 great
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday at the Sugar Grove Church with burial in the
Hank B Winfrey, 82, died at his home in Christiansburg last Thursday. He is
His wife Mrs. Nolie Winfrey; two sons, Clarence
Winfrey, Hobert Winfrey,
both of Christiansburg; one daughter Mrs. Oneda Spradlin of Christiansburg.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Richardson Funeral Home with burial
in Sunset Cemetery.
Mrs. Ada Correll Walters,
86, formally of Christiansburg, died Wednesday,
Sep. 3, 1969 in a Baltimore hospital
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Rubin, Baltimore, and two brothers,
Clyde E Correll, Calif. and Warren A Correll, of Rogers.
The Rev. Sidney Lane Willis held a graveside service Saturday, Sept. 6, 1969
in Sunset Cemetery. Richardson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Hubwrt L Conrad 77, diwd
in his home near Christiansburg
Funeral services were held from the Oak Grove Church. Burial
was in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
Surviving are his wife, three sons one sister, and one
brother. (1-17-1945) Montgomery News Messenger.
Mrs Mary Ruth Linkous 27
died Dec 30 1945 at her home in
Blacksburg. She is survived by her husband, Shelburne
Linkous, one son Kenneth Linkous;
one daughter Margaret
Linkous; four brothers, Murphy, Fred, Haynes, and
Ratcliff; two sisters Misses Juanitia and Louise
The funeral services were conducted from the home of Murphy
Ratcliff, Monday Jan 1, 1945 at two o'clock; interment was in
the Linlkous Cemetery, Merriamc.(1-17-1945) Montgomery News
Lazraus M Martin 78, died at his home in Blacksburg
on Jan 1,
1945. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs
Barbour of Roanoke, and Mrs. Henry Rutledge of North
Charleston S.C.; nine sons, Robert of Anawalt, WV.,
and Clarence of Roanoke, Stanley (U S Army) now sserving
overseas, Arthur, Luther, Walter, Tom, and Frank, all of
Blacksburg, 24 grandchildren and five great grand children.
Funeral services were held at the Luther Memorial Lutheran
Church by the pastor, Rev. Earl T Gentry on Wednesday,
January 3, 1945. Interment was in Westview Cemetery.
1945) Montgomery News Messenger.
Mrs Margaret E Phillips, 80, of Indian Valley
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J S Phillips at Riner,
Funeral services were conducted from the Union Church at
Indian Valley, Sunday Jan. 14, 1945 at 2:30 pm, and
interment was followed in the Church Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons and three daughters. (1-17-1945)
Montgomery News Messenger.
Chester Gordon Whitman
Word was received last week by Mrs. Arthur Shannon that her
father Chester Gordon Whitman died Jan.13, 1945 at his home,
"Whiltham Hills" Wheeling, Wv. Mrs. Margaret Marling Whitman
his wife died in 1923. Mrs. Shannon was the only close
relative. (1-17-1945) Montgomery News Messenger.
Marion Lee Shank 74, of Otey, Montgomery County,
night around 10 o'clock (1-22-1945) in the new Altamont
Hospital from complications following a stroke which he
suffered several weeks ago. He was admitted to the local
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Jennie (Lucas) Shank of Otey;
the following children, Carmel and Carlis Shank of
Mrs Ernestine Forbes, Mrs
O B Shepherd, Mrs Forest Dickerson,
Mrs. John Dooley of Otey; Mrs
Dooley of Bedford, a brother W
A Shank of Christiansburg also survives. (1-25-1945)
Montgomery News Messenger.
John Wallace Henderson, 62, died suddenly Wednesday evening
1-17-1945 at his home on Main Street, Blacksburg. He is
survived by his wife Willa Slusher Henderson, one
Henderson; one daughter Miss Martha Henderson; one brother
Robert E Henderson; three sisters Mrs Edwin Price, Mrs Harry
Bennett, Mrs John Meadows. Funeral services were
from Whismer Memorial Methodist Church Friday, Jan.
at 2 o'clock, Interment in Westview Cemetery.
Montgomery News Messenger.
Mark J Lovern 50 who had been employed at the
Motor Corp. for the past 25 years, died suddenly at his home
Thursday, Jan 18, 1945 as a result of a heart ailment from
which he had suffered for a number of years.
Surviving are his wife Ada Martin Lovern, one son Pvt. Conway
Lovern USMC, three daughters Lorretta,
Mary Ann, Betty Jane.
Also surviving are his father Larkin Lovern, two sisters, Mrs
Nathan Slemp of Cambria, Paul & Daniel Lovern of Elliott.
Funeral services were held from the Richardson Funeral Home
conducted by the Rev. Gerald Gross of the Cambria Baptist
Interment was in Sunset Cemetery with Military Honors. The
members of the American Legion were pallbearers. (1-25-1945)
Montgomery News Messenger.
Walter F King, 50, died Monday afternoon 1-29-1945 at the
Radford Ordenence Works Hospital where he had been
for several days following a heart attack which he suffered
Funeral services were held last Wednesday at 2pm. from
Richardson Funeral Home conducted by Rev. C A Tucker, pastor
of the St. Pauls Methodist Church. Interment was in
Surviving are his wife Mrs. Virginia Smith King of
Christiansburg, three sons, two daughters, three brothers and
Active palbearers were, E S Hornbarger,
B L Haymaker, Ed
Richardson, Granville Weeks, A B Mitchell, Joe Hornbarger,
Dr. S H Hixon, J D Wysor,
G C Jones, J W Porter, Richard
Shelton, I Mensh, C W Crush, T R Albright, R R Rose, Julius
Goodman, J H Stephens, and L Dunlap.
Mr. King was a well-known traveling salesman throughout the
southwest Va area for many years. He was born July
and was the son of Anderson King and Jane Hodge King. He
traveled for the E W King Co. of Bristol Tn. for 15 years and
for the Cox Hat co. of Bristol for eight years. For the past
four years he worked at the Radford Ordnance Works. He was a
member of the Presbyterian Church.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Virginia Smith King, he is survived by
the following children, Mrs Claude Mitchell, Miss
of Christiansburg, Eugene King who is serving somewhere in
France. Harry King in California, and Floyd King of
Also surviving are three brothers, Robert King of Bristol,
Burton King of Johnson City Tn., Bruce King of California.
The active Pallbearers were Ed Richardson, E S Hornbarger,
S Roop, G J Weeks, A B Mitchel,
& B L Haymaker.
Among the relatives attending the funeral services are Miss
Ida King of Knoxville Tn., Mrs J W Morton of Chatanooga, Tn.,
Mr & Mrs John
Thompson and Mrs. Tom Dobbind of Dublin. (2-8-
1945) Montgomery News Messenger.
Elias W Altizer, 80, died Sunday evening 1-28-1945
at the New
Altomont Hospital, Christiansburg. He is survived
daughter, Mrs. Shelor Teel, and a son Cecil Altizer both of
Riner; eleven grandchildren and five great grand
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday evening at 2:00 pm
from Valley View Church and interment was in the Altizer
Cemetery at Chestnut Ridge.
Pallbearers were Shelor Jr.,Ward, Willard, and Sherman Teel,
Kirby Philips and Roy Harkrader.
Flower bearers were Ruby Jean Altizer, Peggy,
Teel and Mrs Shelor Teel
Jr. (2-8-1945) Montgomery News
Mrs. Naomi King
Mr & Mrs J E Malley were called to Beckley, Wv.
Friday, on account of the death of Mrs. Malley's
Naomi King, 84, which occured there Friday from an
Funeral services were held for Mrs. King in Beckley on Sunday
Survivors include five daughters, three sisters, 20 grand
children and 14 great grand children. Survivors include
Mr. & Mrs. Malley to Beckley were their sons
Bob & Dick. (2-8-1945) Montgomery News Messenger.
Mrs. J T Spangler, died on Jan. 28, 1945, at the
home of her
daughter Mrs. P D Shumate in Bristol, following a heartattack
which lasted for only 30 minutes.
Funeral services were held from the Cambria Babtist
Jan. 30 at 2:00 o'clock by the Rev. Gerald Goss followed by
burial in Sunset Cemetery.
Mrs. Spangler was born in Floyd County Virginia on 9-4-1868
and was the former Mary Luther Basham. Her husband J T
Spangler died 24 years ago. Mrs Spangler had made
her home in
Cambria for the past 24 years.
Ten Children survive who were all here to attend the funeral
services. They are: Mrs. J T Basham of Cambria, Mrs. J A
Shumaker of Covington; Mrs. P D Shumate of Bristol., Mrs. D R
Basham of Anawalt Wv., Mrs G H Dudley of Welch Wv., Mrs A L
Wagoner of Mont Caln Wv.,
Mrs C B Woolwine of
Cambria, Sam P
Spangler of Welsh Wv., John R Spangler and Charles
of California. Three children preceeded her in
Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs.
Cora Simmons of Salem, Mrs Laura Roop of Pilot, Mrs Hattie
Graham of Basham, J Leonard BAsham of Salem, Giles
Oak Hill, Wv., Dallas Basham of Roanoke, Owen
Vinton; Herman Basham of Nitro Wv.
The active Palbearers were T F Epperly,
Malcom Myers, T J Smith, E V Crowe, and Joe
(2-8-1945) Montgomery News Messenger.
Thomas Lynn Best, 44, a former resident of Christiansburg
died Friday in a Roanoke Hospital following an extended
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock
from Richardson Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Dr. R L
Kinnard, pastor of the Christiansburg Presbyterian
Interment was in the family plot in Sunset Cemetery.
Surviving are four sisters and one brother, Mrs. Clyde Grady
of Washington Dc., Mrs R B Gunn of Roanoke, Mrs. A
of Gadsden, Al., Miss Lewis Best of Telledegda,
Charles Best of Norfolk, Va. Among relatives attending the
services were Mrs. Grady, Mrs. Woodliff, and Mr.
Mr. Best was the nephew of the late Miss. Virginia Caspari,
teacher in Montgomery County Schools for many years.
(2-22-2945) Montgomery News Messenger.
A E Hylton, son of Mrs. Irene Hylton
Atkinson died as a
result of a heart attack in Joppa, Md. on Friday, Feb. 9,
The body was brought to Christiansburg, and burial took place
in Sunset Cemetery on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
(2-22-1945) Montgomery News Messenger.
Fred W Dixon, 83, died in a Roanoke on Feb. 12, 1945.
Surviving are his widow, two sons and five daughters
Including Mrs. Edward J Albert of Blacksburg, and three
grandchildren. Funeral service were conducted at the
Oakey Funeral Home. Interment was in Westview Cemetery with
Rev. Frank V D Fortune of Christ Episcopal Church
officiating. (2-22-1945) Montgomery News Messenger
Mrs. Martha Ellen Weeks, 70, widow of William Weeks of the
Reidsville community of Floyd County., died in the New
Altomont Hospital, Thursday.
Funeral services were conducted at the Church of the Brethern
Reidsville, Friday, and Interment was in the Church Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters and two sons.
Mrs. Emma McGuire of Walton died Thursday night Feb. 15, 1945
at her home.
Surviving are her husband Gifford McGuire; three daughters
Ruth of Radford, Mrs Pearl Adkins and Mrs Louise Litton of
Walton; two sons Ray of Walton and Merle of Christiansburg,
also surviving are 12 grandchildren and two brothers and one
sister, Frank DAlton of Elliston, Wilsie Dalton of Pulaski,
and Ella Nunn of Blacksburg. ( 2-22-1945) Montgomery
Mrs C S Correll
Shawsville - Mrs. Rosa LaPrade
Correll age 91 passed away late Tuesday
night, Oct. 23, 1969 in a Christiansburg Hospital, She was the widow of
Christian S Correll.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs Edna C.
Topping, Shawsville, Mrs. H
E Woolwine, Moneta, Mrs. Charles Creasy, Grants
Pass, Ore.; and two sons, A
B (Jack) Correll, N F Correll
both of Shawsville.
The funeral was 2p.m. Sunday October 26 in the chapel of the Richardson
Funeral Home with burial in the family cemetery in Shawsville.
William Gardner conducted the service, which was directed by the Richardson
(10-30-1969) Montgomery News Messenger.
Mrs. Cammie Perdue Shanks, 68, died Saturday
(2-2-1952) at her home in
Shawsville. She is survived by one son Horace B
Shanks, Bluefield Wv.; three
daughters, Mrs. T H Pendleton, Roanoke; Mrs. M R Adkins, Christiansburg;
Mrs. Ralph Angle, Shawsville; three step-daughters;
a brother R B Perdue,
Shawsville; four grangchildren.
Funeral was conducted at Piedmont Church Shawsville
at 3 pm. Monday
2-4-1952. Burial was in the Church Cemetery.
2-7-1952 Thursday Montgomery News Messenger
6-26-1952 Thursday. Montgomery News Messenger.
Joseph Johnson died Tuesday night in New Altamont Hospital.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Ora Johnson; two
daughters Miss Patsy
Johnson, Miss June Gray Johnson; three brothers, F L Johnson,
Christiansburg; W A Johnson, Cambria; four sisters, Mrs. W H Spradlin,
Cambria, Mrs S N Spradlin,
Salem, Mrs Alex Wirt, Cambria, Mrs
J R Haley,
Services will be held at 2pm. today (Thursday 6-26-1952) in Alleghany
Church, with burial in Sunset Cemetery.
11-27-1952 Thursday The Montgomery News Messenger
Mrs Addie Corell
Mrs Addie Correll 83 died
Monday night (11-24-1952) in a New Altamont
She is survived by one daughter Mrs. T C Lester, Christiansburg, two sons U
F Martin, R W Howard of Matoaka Wv.,
a brother J H Howard, Pilot; 20
Services will be held at 2:30 pm Wednesday (11-26-1950) at the Richardson
Funeral Home with Burial in Hudgins Cemetery, Rogers.
Waddy C Shrader
Blacksburg- Waddy C Shrader,
age 102, of 3900 S Main St., died May 20, 1977
in the Montgomery County Hospital.
He is survived by a daughter Mrs. Paul Schlemmer,
Anchorage Alaska; a sister
Mrs. Mae Moore, West Virginia; two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held May 22, 1977 at the Correll
Cemetery by the
Rev. Richard Horne.
Richardson Horne Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Montgomery News Messenger. 5-26-1977
John Wesley Shaver, seven year old, son of Mr. & Mrs. Billy Joe Shaver of
Rt. 3 Blacksburg, died Monday, July 13, 1970 in a Radford Hospital of
injuries sustained July 12, 1970 when the toy tractor he was riding was
struck by an automobile.
Surviving other than his parents are a brother David H Shaver, two sisters,
Rebecca Ann Shaver and Dianna Lynn Shaver Blacksburg, his grandparents Mr.
Mrs. C R Shaver Blacksburg and grandmother Mrs. Nellie Wilson, Riner.
The funeral was held at 2:00pm Wednesday July 15, 1970 at Jones Funeral Home
Chapel. Interment was in the Shaver Family Cemetery. The Rev. N J Underwood
conducted the services. Pallbearers were Steve Kozar,
George Hale, Larry
Robinson, and Johnny Shaver.
July 16, 1970 Montgomery News Messenger.
Roy O. Altizer 61 died Sunday at his home near
Surviving are his wife Mrs. Avis Altizer; a son
Randolph Altizer, Riner;
brother Hubert Altizer, Christiansburg; a sister
Mrs. Dorsey Akers, Riner.
Funeral service was Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Christiansburg Church of the
Brethren with burial in the Altizer Cemetery near Riner.
1-27-1966 - Montgomery News Messenger.
8-28-1975 The Montgomery News Messenger
Bertha J Spradlin
Christiansburg - Mrs. Bertha J Spradlin 90 of Rt.
4, Christiansburg, died
Thursday, August 21 in a Shawsville Nursing Home.
She was the widow of Mr. W H Spradlin. Survived by
four sons, Clarence A
Spradlin and Howard G Spradlin
both of Christiansburg, Ernest Spradlin of
Roanoke, James B Spradlin of Danville, five
daughters, Mrs Thelma Fenton,
Mrs Lucille Gisher, Mrs.
Bertha Miller all of Christiansburg, Mrs Ethel
Price of Blacksburg, Mrs Mildred Young of
Williamsburg, two brothers Harry F
Spradlin of Texas, Woodrow A Johnson of
Christiansburg, two sisters
Mrs.Vernon Haley of Blacksburg, Mrs
Zella Carver of Riner, 24
36 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grand children.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday August 24, from the Allegheny Church
of Christ by Mr. Jack Hyder and Rev. Otto Conley.
Interment was in Sunset
Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Richardson Funeral Home.
Montgomery News Messenger
Mrs Bertha L Sutphin 63
died Saturday night (5-29-1965) in a Christiansburg
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Cole, Pilot, three sons, Frank Sutphin,
Christiansburg, Cecil L Sutphin, Ward W Sutphin, both of Pilot; three
brothers, Curtis Iddings, Floyd, H. H. Iddings, Eustis Fl., Oakey Iddings,
Roanoke; two sisters, Mrs. A L Lawrence, Miss Bertie Iddings
both of Floyd.
Ilene Whitenack Carr
5-14-1910 10-8-1997 age 87
Services 11 am Saturday Oct 11, 1997
Gardner Funeral Home Chapel
Minister: Rev. Henderson Woods
Interment: Wilson Cemetery
Sons & Daughters in law
Phillip & Mary Carr
Ronald L & Marti Carr Dublin Va.
Reba Akers Eliston, Va
12 great grand children
Griffith Evans Akers Surviors
Born JUly 8, 1888 Mrs. Talford
Floyd County Va Willis, Va
Died December 32,1977 Mrs. Hugh (Zora) Dulaney
age 89 Riner,Va
Services held at Mrs. Clyde (Velta) Maxey
White rock Church Roanoke, Va
2:P.M. Tuesday .
Janurary 3,1978 Ervin C
Rev. Paul Reed Alum Ridge, Va
Rev. Ellis Merdith J. C. Akers
Newport News, Va
White Rock Cemetery
14 Grandchildren 11 Great-grandchildren
Ervin Carsnell Akers
Born November 24
Son of Griffith and Maud Akers Akers
Passed away May 14, 1987
Services held at
2:00 P.M. Saturday
May 16 1987
Rev.L. V. Dehart
Re. Carl Ratcliffe
White Rock Cemetery
J. C. Akers
Newport News, Va
Mrs. Talford(Ruby) Akers
Mrs. Hugh (Zora) Dulaney
Mrs. Clyde(Velta) Maxey
Roanoke: Mrs. Lucy Hudson Akers, age 82, of 41617 Eden Drive N. W. and a
long time resident of Floyd County died Tuesday, July 6, 1982 in the
Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She is the widow of Tazwell
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary M Duncan. Richmond; Ms. Nancy J
Akers Roanoke; four sons Willard T Akers, Stuttgart, Germany; Walter J
Akers, Floyd; James B Akers, Basset; Ernest H Akers. Floyd; One brother,
John Hudson, Roanoke; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-six
Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Roanoke, Thursday,
July 8. Funeral
services were conducted by Rev. Everett Reed of Floyd
Asa Clayton Reed, 88, of Floyd died Wednesday Feb.
22, 1995 in a Roanoke
Nursing Home. A son Freeman Reed preceded him in death. Surviving are
his wife Bernice Bond Reed, Floyd; daughter and son-in -law, Treva and
Clarence Reed, Roanoke; two sons and daughter-in-law Elvin and Betty Reed,
Floyd; Menis Reed, Check; daughter-in-law Elanor Reed, Floyd; 12
grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister Nina Mitchell; brother Ola
Reed; both of Floyd. Funeral Saturday 11am at Woods Funeral home with the
Rev Richard Thomas and the Rev Roy Turpin and Rev Hebron Quesenberry
officiating and interment in the Beaver Creek Cemetery to follow. Family
will receive friends from 7 to 9 Friday at the Woods Funeral home.
Mrs. Lucy Reed Akers, 81, died in her home in Alum Ridge district Sunday
Dec. 16. She was the widow of the late Dr. R. T. Akers, who was one of the
county's most useful citizens during his lifetime.
Funeral rites were conducted from the home with interment by the side of her
husband in the Akers' burial ground Monday Dec. 17.
The immediate survivors are 4 sons; Dr. Waller Akers of Stuart; Homer of
Roanoke; Newton Akers of Christiansburg; Chymer
Akers of Floyd (Alum Ridge)
Among the other survivors are a number of grandchildren.
Wyllye M Conner d. 9-28-1994
Service: 1:00pm Friday September 30, 1994
St Paul Methodist Church
Minister: Rev. Douglas Kanney
Interment: Sherwood Burial Park
Arrangements By: Richardson Horne Funeral Home
Sisters: Mrs. Scott (Ruth) Weaver, Mrs. Carl (Mildred) Collins, Mrs. George
Several Nieces and Nephews.
Margie A Lancaster 8-23-1926 10-28-1994
Service: 10:30 am Monday October 31, 1994
At: Richardson Horne Chapel
Minister: Mr. James Thomas
Interment: Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Arrangements By: Richardson Horne Funeral Home
Sons & Daughter-in-law: Michael C Lancaster, Phillip & Debbie L
Daughters & Son -in-law: Sarah Lancaster, Mary E & Carl Smith
Grandson: Carl Dale Smith
Special Friends: Brenda & Joey Davis
Montgomery County Obits 1952
Daniel P Nunn
Daniel Preston Nunn died Friday night (10-24-1952) in New Altomont
His wife Mrs. Ella Dalton Nunn, four daughters, Mrs
Gertrude Hale, Blacksburg, Mrs Gladys Howery, Cambria,
Mrs Irene Stein, Fredericksburg, 20 grandchildren,
two great grandchildren,
Services were held at 2:30 pm Sunday in Montgomery Primitive Baptist Church
with burial in Westview Cemetery.
10-30-1952 The Montgomery News Messenger
Abraham Rufus Wells
Abraham Rufus Wills, 79, died Monday afternoon at the home of his son G E
Wells near Blacksburg.
He is survived by another son P L Wells of Pittsburg, Pa; four daughters,
Mrs. M M DeWease,
Smithburg Md.; Mrs. L M Abser, Roanoke, Mrs. C K Kegley,
Pulaski; 22 grandchildren, a sister Mrs. J E Barton.
Services were conducted by the Rev. W C Brunk and
Elder C E Jamison at the
Jonesville Church at 11 am. Interment was in the Falls Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were the Wells grandchildren.
11-6-1952 The Montgomery News Messenger
Arthur Hampton Price
Arthur Hampton Price, 73, died last Tuesday afternoon at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. James J Keister at Prices Fork.
He is also survived by a daughter Mrs. L G Shelton, Kenbridge; two sons
Justin L Price, Rt 1 Cambria; W J Price Salem;
eight grandchildren, three
sisters, Mrs. O S Elliott, Rt 1 Blacksburg, Mrs Frank Owen, Elliston, a
brother James Witt Price, Roanoke.
Services were held at 2 pm Sunday at Prices Fork Lutheran Church with burial
in the Snyder Cemetery.
11-13-1952 The Montgomery News Messenger
Frank Adams Fleet
Frank Adams Fleet, 65, died Sunday night in New Altomont
Surviving are two sons Arthur and Arnold of Blacksburg; three daughters,
Mrs. C P Davis of Morehead City, Nc.; Mrs. W C
White and Mrs A E Lawson of
Richmond; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Alice B Fleet and one
brother, Dr. George T Fleet of San Antonio, Texas.
Services were held at the P D Oakey Funeral Home
with interment in Westview
11-13-1952 The Montgomery News Messenger.
Mrs. Mary Jane Evans
Mrs Mary Jane Wall Evans, 85, died at her home near
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Ora Evans and a son,
James of near
Blacksburg; a brother, John Floyd Wall of Indian Head Md.
Funeral was at the Prices Fork Lutheran Church at 11 am Tuesday with
Interment at the Evans Cemetery.
11-13-1952 Montgomery News Messenger
Mrs. Denia Bell Allen, 69 died Monday Morning at
the home of her daughter
Mrs. James M Simpkins in Blacksburg.
Other survivors are two sons, Edward R Davis and Walter H Davis both of
Blacksburg, 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral was at 2pm at
Lusters Gate Community Church. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.
11-20-1952 The Montgomery News Messenger
Mrs. Sarah V (VanPelt) Summers, 73, died yesterday
(11-26-1952) at her home
She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. J T Lucas, Mrs. J M Brammer,
Christiansburg, Mrs. Margaret Summers, Richmond, Mrs. D K Carey, Blacksburg,
Mrs. L L Smith, Portsmouth, a son George Summers,
Salem; five sisters, Mrs.
G W Funkhouser, Harrisonburg, Mrs. O F Levell, Mrs. T T Stephenson,
Lillian VanPelt, Stanton, Mrs. D W Trainis, Mesa, Az; three
VanPelt, R N VanPelt,
Stanton, J B VanPelt, Montgomery Al.
Services will be held at 11am Friday (11-28-1952) in Christiansburg
Presbyterian Church with burial in Sunset Cemetery. The family requests that
flowers be omitted.
The Montgomery News Messenger.
Hubert G Woodward Jr.
Hubert G ibbony Woodward Jr. 24, died in a Norfolk
Hospital of bulbar type
He is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Gibbony
Woodward is the former Miss Anna Edmondson of Christiansburg, also his wife
Mrs Emaline Taylor
Woodward and a son Herbert Gibbony Woodward III.
11-27-1952 The Montgomery News Messenger.
Mrs. Addie Correll
Mrs. Addie Correll, 83, died Monday night in New Altomont Hospital.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. T C Lester, two sons, U F Martin, and
R W Howard of Matoka, Wv.,
a brother J H Howard, Pilot; 20 grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2:30 pm Wednesday at the Richardson Funeral Home
with burial in the Hudgins Cemetery, Rogers
11-27-1952 The Montgomery News Messanger
Joseph M Swain
Joseph M Swain, 90 of Cambria died Saturday (11-22-1952) morning in a Marion
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. E W Hodge, Vicker,
Mrs. M C Cary,
Silver Springs, Md. Mrs. Harry Pace, Charlottesville, Mrs. Walter Williams,
Portsmouth; four sons, E H Swain, O B Swain, Cambria; two sisters, Mrs.
Milton Ratcliffe, Pulaski; Mrs. William Roop, Newburn; 19
one great grandchild.
Services were held at 2 pm Monday in Pine View Church with burial in the
family cemetery at Cambria.
11-27-1952 The Montgomery News Messenger
Mrs. Edna K Shelton
Mrs. Edna K Shelton, 75, died Sunday night in St. Petersburg Fl..
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clare Adkins, Alexander, Mrs.
Margaret Lucas, Christiansburg,. Three sons, Joe C Shelton, McAlphin, Wv.;
Hugh D Shelton, Miami Fl., Andrew N Shelton, St Petersburg, Fl..
11-27-1952 The Montgomery News Messenger
Dewey M Sisson
Dewey M Sisson, 49, died Sunday night at his home in Christiansburg.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clytis Sisson, a
daughter, Emma Jean
Sisson, Christiansburg, a son, Dean Sisson, Christiansburg, two sisters,
Mrs. B T Stewart, Mrs Cliff Sisson, Shawsville; a brother, RH Sisson,
Services were held at 2 pm Wednesday (12-3-1952) in Richardson Funeral Home
with burial in Piedmont Cemetery, Oaty.
12-4-1952 The Montgomery News Messenger
Mrs. Elizabeth D Hartman
Word has been received in Blacksburg of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Duerson
Hartman of leukemia in a Charleston, S C. hospital after an illness of three
Funeral services were held Saturday in St. Philips Episcopal Church. Her
husband, William Hartman, and one son Robert survive Mrs
12-4-1952 The Montgomery News Messenger.
G H Lucas
George H Lucas, 74, died at his home in Elliett
He is survived by his wife Mattie Lucas; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Lucas and
Mrs. Oakley Epperly both of Elliott, Henry Lucas of
The funeral services were conducted at 1pm Saturday in the Elliett Baptist
Church. Burial was in the church Cemetery.
12-11-1952 The Montgomery News Messenger
George L Sisson
George L Sisson, 78, died Monday in a nursing home at Shawsville.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Audrey M Sisson, two sons, Hugh Sisson,
Shawsville, and Vance Sisson, Laredo, Tx., four brothers, James A., Wilbur
C., Edward J., all of Shawsville, Wade K Sisson,
Funeral will be at 2pm today (Thursday 10-10-1963 at Piedmont Methodist
Church with burial in Piedmont Cemetery. Richardson Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
10-10-1963 The Montgomery News Messenger
Charles L Price
Charles Luther Price, 87, of Blacksburg died Tuesday in a Radford Hospital.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Huff, Blacksburg, three sons, Melvin K
Price, Blacksburg, Henry W Price, Norfolk, Albert L Price, Miami, Fl.; two
sisters, Mrs J L White, Blacksburg.
Hoy Funeral Home is making funeral arrangements.
10-10-1963 The Montgomery News Messenger
Mrs. Anna Kontkanen
Mrs. Anna Kontkanen, 81, died last Wednesday
(10-1-1963) in a local nursing
home in Christiansburg.
Surviving are two sons, Theodore Kontkanen,
Kantkanen, Arlington; a sister, Justina
Palomaki, Finland, a brother Isaac
Graveside services were held at 4 pm Friday at Captain George Cemetery, in
Floyd County. Richardson Funeral Home of Christiansburg was in charge of
10-10-1963 The Montgomery News Messenger
Albert S B Snyder
Albert Stanley Beamer Snyder, 64 died Sunday in Blacksburg.
He is survived by seven sisters; Mrs. Kester L
Akers, Mrs. William Stanger,
Mrs. Agnes Surface, Mrs Clara Graves, Mrs. Clarence
Slusser, all of
Blacksburg; Mrs. Hobert Shepard,
Cicero, Indiana, Mrs. D R Smith, Radford;
two brothers, John S Snyder, W E Snyder both of Blacksburg.
Funeral services were held at 2pm Wednesday (10-9-1963) at the Northside
Chapel, North Progress St., with burial in Westview
10-10-1963 The Montgomery News Messenger
William B Dunn
William Burton Dunn, 66, Rt. 1, Elliston, died in a Roanoke hospital
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary G Dunn, two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Ann
Jones of Christiansburg, Miss Florence Dunn, Elliston; three sons, Howard
W., Neeley J., both of Elliston, George A Dunn,
Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs.
Ida Sneffer, Beckley Wv.,
Mrs. Della Smith, Elliston.
Funeral service was at 2 pm last Sunday (10-6-1963) at the Midway Baptist
Church, Ironto, with burial in the Sessler Cemetery.
Grant E Bryant Funeral Home, Elliston, was in charge of arrangements.
10-10-1963 The Montgomery News Messenger
Mrs. Mary Brown
Mrs. Mary Brown, 79, of Christiansburg, died last Monday in a Washington D
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bessie A Payne, Washington, DC.;
Jannie Thomas Cambria.
Funeral was held at 1pm Friday at the Ashbury Methodist Church, with burial
in the Christiansburg Cemetery.
10-10-1963 The Montgomery News Messenger
Henry S Allen
Henry S Allen, of Ridgewood, NJ., formerly of
Christiansburg, died in a
Ridgewood Hospital last Tuesday at the age of 59.
He is survived by his wife the former Miss Katherine Rangley,
Christiansburg, five sisters, Miss Edith Allen, of Miami, Fl.; Miss Emily
Allen, Miss Mary Allen, and Mrs Charles W Crush,
all of Christiansburg; and
Lt. Llorence Allen of Jonesville, and a brother,
Col. Richard Allen also of
Allen was a sales manager for the Bennett Heat Treating Company of Newark, N
He was a graduate of Christiansburg High School and attended the Newark
Engineering School in Newark. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and
Final rites for him were conducted here at Richardson Funeral Home at 10:30
last Friday by Dr. Cothran G Smith.
Pallbearers were Quinn Harless, Henry Stone,Jr., Everett Pharis, W R
Sheltonand James Haymaker, , all of Christiansburg,
and Harry Dangerfield of
Roanoke. Interment was in Sunset Cemetery where Masonic rites were held,
conducted by John Myers, Jr.
Among those from out of town attending the final rites for him were his
widow, Mrs. Kathryn Rangley Allen, of Ricdgewood, Nj., Col. &
Allen, and Miss Edith Allen of Miami Florida, Lt. Florence Allen of
Jonesville; Mrs. Donald L Brown, of Dover De., Mrs. Marion Lanier of Walnut
Cove, Nc., Mrs. Lillian Bowles, of Stewart, Mr.
& Mrs. M B Hancock of
Midlothian, Mrs. K S French, Mrs. L B Colburn, Mrs. Allene
Baine, and Jessie
Ring all of Narrows; Mrs. R E Sessoms, and Mrs.
Frances Quinn, both of
10-10-1963 The Montgomery News Messenger
Robert E Creasey
Final rites for Robert E Creasey of Christiansburg,
who died in a Roanoke
hospital, were conducted Tuesday Sept 17, 1963, at the Richardson Funeral
Home, by his pastor the Rev. Ira Austin. Mrs. Edgar Martin furnished organ
Pallbearers were Mr. Creasey's nephews, Dr. Howard
Fitzpatrick Creasey of
Roanoke,; Robert B Creasey of Richmond; Emmett L
Leonard of Roanoke, Harold
W Leonard, of Christiansburg; Thomas J Sawyers, Jr., of Waynesboro; and
Thomas L Perkins of Yadkinville, Nc.
Surviving, are Mr. Creaseys' wife, Mrs. Grace Creasey, five daughters, Miss
Nell Creasey, Helen Creasey,
Mrs. Ethel C Martin, all of Christiansburg;
Mrs. Mary Smith, Yadkinville, Nc., Mrs Barbara C Hill, El Cerrito, Ca., one
brother, Walter Creasey, two sisters, Mrs.
Catherine Randal, and Mrs. Eula
Hayton, all of Blueefield,
WV., four grandchildren, Robert D Smith Jr.,
Island of Guam, Mrs. Roberta Smith Sayers, Waynsboro,
Mrs. Linda S Perkins,
Yadkinville, Nc., and John H Martin III., of
Christiansburg; two great grand
children, Jamie Perkins of Yadkinville, Nc., and
Michelle Sawyers of
Among those attending the funeral, were Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smith and Mr.
Mrs. Thomas Perkins of Yadkinville, Nc., Mrs. Katheryn C Randal, and Mr. &
Mrs. W J Hylton all of Bluefield Wv., Mrs. Gladys C Wilkins of Roanoke,; Mr.
& Mrs. Gleason Harvey, Lowesville, Mr. &
Mrs. Charles Johnson, , Mr. & Mrs.
Leon Heslip of Salem, Mrs. Frank Dulaney, Mr. & Mrs. Emmett Leonard and Mrs.
Mary M Wilson Haley all of Roanoke, and Mrs. W F Pack of Blacksburg.
10-10-1963 The Montgomery News Messenger
Mrs. Effie Logan
Mrs. Effie Logan, 71 of Cambria, died last Tuesday in a Radford Hospital.
Surviving are her husband, James P Logan, a stepson, Harold McLaughlin,
Cambria; four sons, Woodrow C and Roy G Hickman, Cambria; two sisters; Mrs.
Sarah Stewart and Miss Virginia Price, Floyd and a brother Terry Price,
Funeral was held Friday at 2pm at her home with burial in the family
cemetery in Shawsville.
10-17-1963 The Montgomery News Messenger
Floyd J Moore
Floyd J Moore, 79, of Snowville, died Monday at his
Surviving are three sons Levi and Dewey Moore, both of Christiansburg and
Carlos Moore of Winston Salem, Nc., Six daughters,
Mrs. Jet Hollandsworth,
Warrington, Mrs Arnold Gardner, Hillsville, Mrs.
Harry Stillwell and Mrs.
Kyle Dalton, both of Dougspur, Mrs
Glenn Kemp, Alllisonia, Miss Lyonia
Moore, Marion, three sisters, Mrs. J P Phillips, Christiansburg, Mrs. Joe
Reese, Hillsville, Mrs. A W Bond, Kingsport, Tn;
two brothers, Rollie Moore,
Salem, Ballard Moore, Narrows.
Funeral was conducted at 11am.Wednesday at Seaver-Saunders
Radford, with burial in Dry Pond Cemetery, Sylvatus.
10-17-1963 The Montgomery News Messenger
Mrs. Kate J. Snuffer
Mrs. Kate Jones Snuffer, 80, of Pilot died Saturday at her home.
Surviving are her husband Clarence Snuffer; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel
Mitchell, Detroit Mi., Mrs. Annie Belle Jackson, Lester, Wv.;
Willie Jones, Canton, Oh.; Herbert Jones, James Jones, David Jones, all of
Detriot, Mi.; Samuel Jones, Montecello,
Wv., Henry Jones, Spring Valley,
NY., Albert Jones, Columbus, Oh., two brothers, Charlie Thomas, of Beckley,
Wv., Albert Thomas, Detriot,
Mi., four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Claybourn,
Mrs. Lila Parish, both of Beckley, Wv., Mrs. Virgie
Mitchell, Roam, Wv.,
Mrs. Annie Burnett, Mabscitt, Wv.
Funeral was at 2pm last Wednesday at Scheaffer
Memorial Baptist Church, with
burial in High Rock Cemetery in Pilot.
10-17-1963 The Montgomery News Messenger
Noah C Harris
Noah C Harris, 74 of Christiansburg died in a local hospital Thursday
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Olivia D Harris, one son, Grover Lee Harris