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STUART, VA
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
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THOMAS L. BARNARD
Thomas Lee Barnard, 79, of Ararat, died at his home Saturday, April 18, 2015.
He was born in Patrick County on March 4, 1936 and was a son of the late Thomas Benjamin and Nettie Myrtle Bowman Barnard. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, 1st Lt. Leevi Khole Barnard, and a brother, Garland Barnard.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired brick mason.
Surviving are his wife, Daisy Mae Scales Barnard; daughters, Sandra Lee Barnard Cockerham, Pamela Jane Barnard Payne, and Alice Marie Barnard; one son, Thomas Jefferson Barnard; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Icy Niten and Marie Thompson.
Funeral services were held Monday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Mount Airy, N.C., with the Rev. Joseph Easter officiating. Full military rites were conducted by VFW Honor Guard Mount Airy Post 2019 and Pilot Mountain Post 9436. Burial was in the Barnard family cemetery.
The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Barnard Family Cemetery, c/o Dorothy Noah, 108 Maple Ridge Lane, Ararat, VA 24053.
Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
JERRY A. CLIFTON
Jerry Arnold Clifton, age 65, of Eden, N.C., died Sunday, April 19, 2015 at his home.
He was born in Patrick Springs and was a son of the late George Elzie Clifton and Rosie Myrle Clifton. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Agee and Betty Deal; and six brothers, Dillard, James, Eugene, Richard, Monroe and William Clifton.
He is survived by three sons, Joey Arnold Clifton and Matthew Gordon Clifton, both of Eden, and Ronald Wayne Clifton of Stoneville, N.C.; one sister, Minnie Cassell of Bassett; and one brother, Vance Clifton of Ridgeway.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Community Funeral Services, Ridgeway. Burial will follow in Patrick Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be made at www.communityfuneralservices.com.
 
ANITA B. LESTER
Anita Barrett Lester, 64, of Patrick Springs, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at her residence.
She was born in Richmond on September 16, 1950, and was a daughter of Mavis Tilley Barrett and the late Robert E. Barrett. She was also preceded in death by her son, Robbie Lawrence; a brother, Robert "Rocky" Barrett; a sister, Patricia Potter; and a grandchild, Sara Elizabeth Shelton.
She was a member of God's House of Prayer.
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Kenneth Lester; one daughter, Angela Lawrence Reynolds; four grandchildren; one brother, Ronnie Barrett; sisters, Sharon Vernon and Regina Collins; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held Sunday at Bassett Funeral Service chapel with the Rev. Charles Waller officiating. Burial was in God's House of Prayer Church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bassettfuneralservice.com.
 
MYRTLE B. MILES
Myrtle Buchanan Miles, 85, of Edgehill Dr., Collinsville, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection in Stuart.
She was born December 31, 1929 in Spencer, and was a daughter of the late John A. Miles and Clara Clark Miles. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Vera M. Wade, Nellie Mae M. Harrison and Elizabeth M. Moore; and three brothers, Richard Allen Miles, Jack Miles and Carl Miles.
She was a member of Old Well Christian Church and attended Traditional Christian Church. She was retired from E. I. DuPont, and was a graduate of Spencer-Penn High School.
Surviving are one sister, Hattie G. "Kitty" Horsley of Bassett; one brother, James S. "Jimmy" Miles of Spencer; many nieces, nephews and a large extended family.
The funeral was conducted Saturday at Old Well Christian Church with Ministers Don Pruitt and Lawrence Harris officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Old Well Christian Church Perpetual Cemetery Fund, c/o Carol Bondurant, 150 Grand Lake Drive, Ridgeway, VA 24148.
Arrangements were by Norris Funeral Service Inc. and Crematory Martinsville. Online condolences may be made at www.NorrisFuneral.com.
 
MAUDE C. MOORE
Maude Louise Corn Moore, 94, of Lawsonville, N.C., died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection.
She was born June 11, 1920, in Stokes County, N.C., and was a daughter of the late William Henry and Fannie Lula Martin Corn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Vance Moore; son-in-law, David Hole; sisters, Myrl Stovall, Mabel Heath, Madeline Hopkins, and Margaret Newman.
She was a member of Peter's Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, William Grant Moore of Lawsonville; one daughter, Phyllis M. Ring of Lawsonville; sisters, Georgia Goard of Stuart and Mayfair White of Winter Park, Fla.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Peter's Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Snow Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at Peter's Creek Baptist Church.
Arrangements are by Colonial Funeral Home Stokes Chapel in Sandy Ridge, N.C. Online condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.
 
DEAN C. NELSON
Dean Carson Nelson, age 65, of Chatham, died April 11, 2015, at Centra Gretna Medical Center.
He was born on December 15, 1949, in Stuart and was a son of the late James Franklin Nelson and the late Elaine Woodell Nelson Mason. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Overton Nelson, and a daughter, Bonnie Sue Goad.
Surviving are his daughter, Tina Perdue of Rocky Mount; sons: Donald Osborne of Dry Fork and Danny Osborne of Callands; one sister, Pat Gravely of Bassett; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one niece and two nephews.
Funeral services were held at Oak Ridge Christian Church on Tuesday, April 14.
 
MICHAEL R. SHOUGH
Michael Robert Shough, 61, of Ridgeway died Sunday, April 19, 2015 at his home.
He was born on March 8, 1954 in Stuart and was a son of Jesse Akers Shough of the home and the late Dorothy Sue Craig Turner. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Larney "L. E." Turner and brothers, J. B. and Timmy Shough.
He retired from Miller Brewery of Eden, N.C., after 33 years of service.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lynn Scott Shough of the home; one daughter, Kristie Shough of Ridgeway; one sister, Carolyn Young of Johnson City, Tenn.; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
A special thank you goes to his sisters-in-law, Carol Harris and Cathy Brooks, and his best friend, Randy Harris, for all of their love and support during his time of need. Also, thank you to Mountain Valley Hospice for the special care that was given.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Norris Funeral Services' Stuart chapel. The family will have a private graveside service at the Shough family cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.NorrisFuneral.com.
 
JIMMY B. STOVALL
Jimmy Ben Stovall, age 76, of Stuart, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart.
He was born on March 19, 1939 in Patrick County and was a son of the late Richard "Dick" Moir Stovall and Ruth Holt Stovall. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Jane Curry; two brothers, Richard "Wimpy" Moir Stovall and Lloyd Thomas Stovall; a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Yates; and a nephew, Barry Curry.
He had served in the U.S. Army and had been a supervisor with Bassett Furniture.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Frances Martin Stovall of the home; one daughter, Amy Martin Sowers of Stuart; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Saturday at Patrick Memorial Gardens with Pastor Mark Wright officiating. Military rites were performed by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 18981 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart, VA 24171.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
CYNTHIA W. WINFREY
Mrs. Cynthia Wooten Winfrey, 89, of Lewisville, N.C., went to be with her Lord Saturday, April 18, 2015. at Forsyth Medical Center.
She was born August 9, 1925 in Forsyth County, N.C., the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Flora Stewart Wooten. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Hampton Winfrey.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Patrick County and Winston-Salem, N.C. She and her late husband owned Freewind Dairy Farm in Patrick County for 17 years.
Survivors include her children, John Winfrey and wife Shelia of King, N.C., Larry Winfrey and wife Joan of Winston-Salem, David Winfrey and wife Susan of San Antonio, Tex., Debra Quesenberry and husband Stan of Patrick County, and Mark Winfrey and wife Leslie of Winston-Salem; nine grandchildren, Malia, Brian, Nicholas, Amber, and Aaron Winfrey, Larry Jr., Patrick and Andrew Winfrey, and Zachary Winfrey, all of Forsyth County, and Daniel and Shannon Quesenberry of Patrick County; a number of great grandchildren; and one sister, Osie Jennings of Winston-Salem.
The funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
 
GLADYS V. YOUNG
Gladys Vernon Young, 95, of Martinsville, died Friday, April 17, 2015, at Blue Ridge Manor in Martinsville.
She was born March 10, 1920, in Patrick County, and was a daughter of the late James W. and Carrie Ray Vernon. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Caudis Allen Young; two sisters, Lucille Vernon Nowlin and Cathleen Vernon Pigg; and two brothers, James Curtis Vernon and Kenneth Ray Vernon.
She retired from DuPont with 38 years of service and worked as a volunteer for the Red Cross at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County for 30 years.
She was a longtime member of the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Martinsville, where she was in the Lester Thore Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Alpha Omega Circle, as well as the Young at Heart Group and the Martinsville DuPont Credit Union Golden Club.
Surviving are one son, Gerald Allen Young of Springfield; one sister, Ruth Vernon Emerson of Patrick Springs; and two grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Monday at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville. Pastor Steven Greer of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park in Martinsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 824 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, Va. 24112. Online condolences can be made at www.collinsmckeestone-martinsville.com.