WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
C. MICHAEL CANNADAY
C. Michael Cannaday, age 38, of Stuart, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He was born on October 2, 1974 in Martinsville, and was a 1992 graduate of Patrick County High School.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Gladys Shough Cannaday, and his maternal grandparents, Paul Wright and Mayola Turner Wright.
Surviving are his wife, Toni Davis Cannaday of the home; his parents, Leroy and Pat Wright Cannaday of Stuart; one brother, Tony Cannaday of Sumter, S.C.; one sister, Amy Priest of Martinsville; his paternal grandfather, Buford Cannaday of Stuart; one niece and two nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor Rick Randall officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Church of the Brethren cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
SADIE L. CASSELL
Sadie Lou Paige Cassell, infant daughter of Jonathan W. Cassell and Ashley Wyatt, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William and Cindy Wyatt Jr. and maternal grandmother, Melissa Cassell
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are four brothers, William Cassell, twins Bryson and Logan Cassell, and Colton Cassell; maternal great-grandparents, Louise Gilley of Bassett and Mary and William (Bill) Wyatt of Patrick Springs; maternal great-great-grandmother, Sadie Mitchell of Saltville; three aunts and several great aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Bassett Funeral Service Chapel. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Patrick Memorial Gardens with Pastor David Bishop officiating.
Online condolences may be made at www.bassettfuneralservice.com.
CHARLIE W. DRAPER
Charlie Winford Draper, 88, of 121 Camp Dan Valley Road, Reidsville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Hospice of Rockingham County.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Robeson officiating. The burial was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Charlie was born in Rockingham County to the late Cannie and Maggie Purgason Draper. He was a volunteer fireman in Wentworth, N.C., for 20 years, was a farmer, raised cattle and loved the outdoors. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from American Tobacco Company after 38 years of service. Charlie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Wesley Draper; his brothers, Edmond Draper, Hugh Draper, Roy Draper and Paul Draper; and sister, Mintoria Brame.
He is survived by his wife, Loel Dalton Draper; son, Joseph Draper; daughter, Martha Ontjes and husband Robert of Raleigh, N.C.; grandson, Dalton Draper of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; brother, William Russell Draper of Reidsville; and daughter-in-law, Ursula Draper of Tampa, Fla.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com.
MARGIE P. GAMMONS
Margie Ann Parrish Gammons, age 73, of Martinsville, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.
She was born in Kernersville, N.C., on June 8, 1939 to the late Clyde B. and Emily Pruitt Parrish. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Robert Gammons; two brothers, Junior Parrish and Bobby Parrish and a daughter-in-law, Teresa Gammons.
She was a faithful member of Freedom Baptist Church in Martinsville. She was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, and was affectionately known as "Little Granny."
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Sherry Gammons of Ridgeway and Danny and Debbie Gammons of Martinsville; two grandsons, Jackie Gammons and wife Beth and Gary Gammons and wife Misty; four great-grandchildren, Hunter, Alyson, Lyndsey and Austin Gammons; one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Geraldine Parrish of Claudville; and one sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Lee Fain of Ridgeway.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor Larry Luffman and Brother Bob Byrd officiating. Burial was in Stateline Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
HERBERT G. JENKINS
Herbert Guy Jenkins, formerly of Mount Airy, N.C., died Monday, March 5, 2013, at his home in Jarrettsville, Md.
He was born on November 1, 1923 in Mount Airy and was the son of the late Oscar Jenkins and Doris Bircham Jenkins. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Powell Jenkins, and a sister, Margaret Jenkins Madren.
He attended North Carolina State University and then joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving as a pilot in B-24s and B-29s during World War II.
After leaving the military, he moved to Jarrettsville to join his uncle, Howard C. Bircham, in the operation of Bircham's Food Market, taking full ownership in 1968. Bircham's Food Market was a Jarrettsville landmark for over 50 years. He retired and sold the property in 2000, donating the store contents to the Harford County, Md., Food Bank. In 2002, he was designated a Harford County Living Legend. He was a past master of the Mt. Ararat Masonic Lodge Chapter #44 and past patron of Chapter #82, Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Camille J. and Terry Carraway of Aberdeen, Md.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Mary Horner Walker Presbyterian Church with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard. There will be a short visitation period before the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Commemorative Air Force, "Keep FiFi Flying," P.O. Box 62000, Midland, TX 79711-2000 or at www.commemorativeairforce.org.
Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is handling the arrangements.
JERRY L. RAKES
Jerry Leonard Rakes, formerly of Fredericksburg, died on Friday, May, 10 2013, in Dobson, N.C., at the Hospice house.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Loretta Rakes.
Surviving are two sons, Richard Rakes and wife Cindy of Fredericksburg, and Michael Rakes and wife Kim of Ararat; two daughters, Debbie Fite and husband Aaron of Locust Grove, and Virginia (Tina) Rakes of Stuart; grandchildren, Kristy Fite, Zachery Rakes, Kevin Rakes, Jenni Fite, Kandace Rakes, Mattie Rakes, Mikey Rakes, Hunter Rakes, Andrew Rakes, Jeremy Rakes, Emmalee Rakes, and Bethany Rakes; two brothers, Bill and Jay Rakes of Fredericksburg; and a sister, Diane Stewart and husband Bob of Spotsylvania; and two very special nieces, Linda Woods of Stuart and Betty Jo Smith of Ararat.
Arrangements are by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralhome.com.
VIRGINIA C. RORRER
Virginia "Jenny" Cockram Rorrer, 71, of the Charity community, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at her home.
She was born in Patrick County on July 20, 1941 and was a daughter of the late Chester Cockram and the late Martha McAlexander Cockram. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty C. Sexton and Pauline C. Hodges; five brothers, James M. Cockram, Roy C. Cockram, Glen Cockram, Raymond Cockram and Marvin Cockram; and three half-sisters, Louvenie Handy, Florence Cockram and Della Mae Compton.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are her husband, James A. Rorrer; three daughters, Thersa Oliver of Stuart, Kathy Rorrer Vaught of Bassett Forks, and Sherry Rorrer Wigington of Stoneville, N.C.; one son, James Philip Rorrer of Bassett; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Sadie Sexton of Frederick, Md., Beatrice Lackey of Mocksville, N.C. and Lula Hall of Bassett.
The family will receive friends today (Wednesday) from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bassett Funeral Service chapel where the funeral will follow at 1 p.m. Pastor Gerald Melton will officiate. Burial will follow in the Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.bassettfuneralservice.com.
JUNE M. SMITH
June Martin Smith, 68, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who loved people, of Ararat, widow of Gideon P. Smith, went home to be with the Lord, Friday afternoon, May 10, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Mrs. Smith was born July 1, 1944, in Surry County, N.C., the daughter of the late James William and Willie Puckett Martin.
June retired from J.C. Penney Company, Inc. and was a member of Unity Church where she served as treasurer.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Connie Smith of King, N.C., and Kerry "Cubby" and Angelia Smith of Mount Airy, N.C.; five grandchildren, Jesse Smith, Cory Smith, Ryan Smith, Andrew Smith and Emily Smith; one sister, Gaynelle Doster of Charlotte, N.C.; brother-in-law and his wife, Charles and Ophelia Smith of Claudville; nieces, Lisa Wolhar, of Charlotte and Shelly Smith; nephews, Ty and Mark Doster of Charlotte; Stephen Smith of Charlottesville and Jonathan Smith of Charlotte; special friend, cousin, and caregiver, Shelby Kirby of Mount Airy; lifetime friends Patsy Smith and the late Billy Gray Smith of Claudville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gideon Preston Smith; a brother-in-law, David Smith, and brother-in-law, Russell Doster; and nephew, Van Doster.
The funeral service was held at Unity Church with the Revs. Buford E. Jessup, Barry Clement, and Jon White officiating. Burial was in the Unity Church cemetery.
Memorials may be to the Unity Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Unity Church, 4337 Unity Church Road Ararat, VA 24053.
Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
MINNIE M. SPENCER
Minnie Mize Spencer, 83, of Bassett, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
She was born in Patrick County on November 25, 1929 and was a daughter of the late Toney Mize and the late Mollie Lackey Mize. She was also preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Dale Spencer; and five sisters, Saddie Mize, Maggie Bowers, Bertha Greer, Dorothy Dodson and Hattie Dodson.
She had retired from Collinsville Printing Company and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Robert Spencer; one daughter, Pansy S. McSwain of Lawndale, N.C.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Ethel Lewis of Martinsville; one brother, Russell Mize of Stuart; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held Friday in the Bassett Funeral Service chapel with Pastor George Smith officiating. Burial was in Henry Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bassett Rescue Squad or the Christian Faith Baptist Church in Ferrum.