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STUART, VA
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
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FRANCES A. HARRIS
Frances Mae Alderman Harris, age 75, of Handy Road in Stuart, died Saturday night, September 13, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart.
She was born May 10, 1939 in Floyd and was a daughter of the late Benjamin Cury Alderman and Mary Annie Poff Alderman. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Delphina Keith and Vickie Alderman, and a brother, Winfred Alderman.
She was retired from J.P. Stevens/United Elastic.
Surviving are one son, Bobby Harris of Meadows of Dan; one sister, Phyllis Mann of East Bend, N.C.; two brothers, Dennis Alderman of Floyd and Gary Alderman of Glendale, Ky.; a special friend, Pete Fain of Stuart, two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was conducted Tuesday at the Beaver Creek Cemetery with Pastor Eric Keiselbach officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Frances to either the American Heart Association, 3140 Chaparral Drive, Building C, Suite 106, Roanoke, VA 24018, or the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.
Arrangements were by Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Stuart. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.NorrisFuneral.com.
 
HAVA S. HEATH
Hava Iris Stanley Heath, age 95, of Claudville, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at her home.
She was born in Patrick County on June 29, 1919, and was a daughter of the late Ernest Allen Stanley and Lucy Alma Stanley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Arthur Heath; a grandson, David Daniel Heath; two sisters, Eula Marshall and Hazel Dunkley; and two brothers, Wilton Stanley and Winford Stanley.
She was a member of Red Bank Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Gates Montgomery of Ararat; four sons and daughters-in-law, Stewart and Juanita Heath, Gary and Wilma Heath, David and Cathy Heath, all of Claudville, and Michael and Jennifer Heath of Stuart; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Guiwana Compton of Bassett and Hester and Wilbur Lynch of Mount Airy, N.C.; one brother and sister-in-law, Ledford "Pat" and Carol Stanley of Meadows of Dan; a sister-in-law, Alda Stanley of Stuart; special cousin, Carl Burge; and special niece, Thelma Wise.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Elder Clarence Bowman officiating. Burial was in the Red Bank Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Red Bank Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, c/o Johnny Boles, 1137 Cox Ridge Road, Claudville, Va. 24076. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
NELSON R. KEITH
Nelson Reid Keith, age 54, of Meadows of Dan, died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital.
He was born on June 29, 1960 in Patrick County and was a son of the late Waitman Carl Keith and Eleanor Evaleen Hylton Keith. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Calvin Truman Keith and Jerry Glenn Keith.
He enjoyed farming.
Surviving are eight siblings, Carl Keith Jr. of Hillsville, Larry David Keith of Laurel Fork, Brenda Carol Webb of Fancy Gap, Allie Webb of Floyd, Danny "Digger" Keith of Meadows of Dan, Linda Spence of Woodlawn, Rose Marie Turner of Hillsville and Tony Keith of Meadows of Dan; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Monday at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart with Pastor Nathan Montgomery officiating. Burial was in the Shelor Cemetery on Buffalo Mountain Road in Meadows of Dan.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
FRANKLIN R. MUMPOWER SR.
Franklin Roosevelt Mumpower Sr., 77, of Stuart, died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at his residence.
He was born in Saltville on January 8, 1937 and was a son of the late Sherman T.R. Mumpower and the late Bertha Mae Sullins Mumpower. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Pansy Alma Mumpower; a brother, Luther Edward Mumpower; a son-in-law, Edward Roberts; and several grandchildren.
He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and he owned his own business.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mary E. Mumpower; and children: Linda Roberts, Ricky and Lola Joyce, Kay Mumpower Ellis, Franklin Roosevelt Mumpower Jr., and Raymond and Renia Brown; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a sister-in-law, Betty Mumpower.
The funeral service was held Monday at Bassett Funeral Service chapel with Pastors Ron Peal and Wayne Fulcher officiating. Burial will follow at Ross Harbour United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bassettfuneralservice.com.
 
JAMES L. NITEN SR.
James Lester Niten Sr., age 90, of Romney, W.Va., died Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in Romney.
He was born in Patrick County on October 28, 1923 and was a son of the late John Aaron and Elitha Barnard Niten. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Alexander Carothers Niten; a son, James "Jimmy" Niten Jr.; a sister, Rosetta N. Lawson; and brothers, Otto Niten, Lawrence Niten, Lenon Niten, Bonnell Niten and Boyer Niten.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a well-known sales representative.
Surviving are many special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy, N.C., by the Rev. Buford Jessup. Burial was in the Barnard family cemetery with military honors by Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Barnard Family Cemetery c/o Dorothy Noah 108 Maple Ridge Lane, Ararat, VA 24053. ¡¡
Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
JEANNE O'DOWD
Jeanne O'Dowd, 80, of Coral Gables, Fla., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
She was a daughter of the late Rush and Mildred Ayers, who lived in Ararat. She was also preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.
She was a registered nurse, and moved in the '60's to Miami, Fla. She was proud of her nursing years at the Miami Heart Institute.
She is survived by her husband, Frank O'Dowd, sons Frank Jr. (Rosemary), Mark (Andrea) and Tim O'Dowd, as well as her grandchildren, Frank III, Christine, Alexandra, Matthew, Katherine and Lauren; her brother, Robin Ayers, and sisters, Patricia Coniglio and Millie Simmons.
A visitation was held on Thursday, July 24 at Stanfill Funeral Home. A funeral mass was held on Friday, July 25 at Church of the Little Flower (St. Theresa), 2711 Indian Mound Trail, Coral Gables, Fla. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery immediately following the mass.