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Cassandra "Kasey" Martin Carter, 22, of Beechnut Lane, Martinsville, died Sunday April 6, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C., as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. She was born in Patrick County, July 17, 1992. She was the daughter of Mamie Joyce Brown and the late Lloyd Brown. She was also preceded in death by her grandfather, Jerry Brown.
She was a graduate of Magna Vista High School and was employed by a Lexus dealership in Raleigh. She was a member of Christian View Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are a half-sister, Brittany Dillon; two half-brothers, Billy Dillon and Jessie Dillon; her maternal grandparents, Lee and Brenda Martin, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and her biological parents, Chris Martin and Pamela Dillon.
The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at Wright Funeral Service by Pastor Rick Wilkie. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral and other times at the home of Joy Atkinson, 237 Chatmoss Court, Martinsville, Va.
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Nancy Jo Cline, 63, of Ridgeway, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at her home. She was born in Stuart on June 7, 1950 and was a daughter of the late John David and Vivian Light Helms. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She was an avid animal lover and volunteer for the SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County.
Surviving are her husband of 24 years, Dean Cline of the home; one daughter, Laura Bowles of Cleveland, Miss.; one brother, David Helms of Stuart.; stepchildren, David Cline of Calif. and Brynn Hunt of Ind.; and an uncle.
The funeral service was conducted Friday in the Bassett Funeral Service chapel by the Rev. Jim Churchwell. Burial was in the Bassett Family Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County; 132 Joseph Martin Highway Martinsville, Va. 24112.
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Robert Basil Dalton, 76, of Meadows of Dan, died on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Rush and Trudy Quesenberry Dalton.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Turman Dalton of the home; children, Deborah Greer of Galax, Gregory Alan Dalton of Phoenixville, Pa., James Harless Dalton of Bladenboro, N.C., and Melissa Deal of Meadows of Dan; brothers, Thomas R. Dalton of Meadows of Dan, Donald Dalton of Laurel Fork, and Odell Dalton of Meadows of Dan; sisters, Kathleen Miller of Bridgeport, Conn., Georgia Kimble of Meadows of Dan, and Betty Vass of Hillsville; 10 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday at Reed Island Springs cemetery with Elders Lewis Vass and Dan Puckett officiating.
The family asks that donations be made to the New Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church in care of Theoa Nester, 57 Bitter Sweet Lane, Woodlawn, VA 24381.
Arrangements were by Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel in Hillsville.
Mildred Foley Harris Evans, 89, formerly of Ridgeway, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014. She had resided at Tara Plantation Assisted Living, Carthage, N.C. for the past four years. She was born on May 18, 1924 in Patrick County and was a daughter of the late Charles Cleveland Foley and Lonie Pilson Foley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Morton Evans; sister, Pauline Foley Hazelwood; and brothers, Marshall Foley, Robert Foley, Paul Foley, Ray Foley, Eugene Foley and Thelmar Foley. She was a member of Smith Memorial United Methodist Church in Collinsville. since 1962. She had retired from Stanley Furniture where she worked in the upholstery division.
Surviving are her daughters, Anne Harris Jones of Whispering Pines, N.C. and Stacy Frances Schnabel of King, N.C.; sister, Charlene Hall of Bassett; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Saturday at Norris Funeral Services' Martinsville Chapel with the Rev. Patricia Stover officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville.
Memorials may be made to the Smith Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2703 Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville, Va. 24078.
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Ethel Moore Frazier, age 72, of Stuart, departed this life on Friday, April 4, 2014 at her home.
She was born in Patrick County on June 8, 1941 to the late Roland and Beatrice Joyce Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel Frazier; a son, Jonathan W. Frazier; a sister, Mildred Moore; and two brothers, Fred and Roy Moore.
She attended elementary and high school in Patrick County and furthered her education at Winston-Salem State University. She later earned a master's degree in education from Columbia University in New York. She retired from the Patrick County School System after 36 years of teaching.
She was a dedicated and faithful member of Kings Mountain View Progressive Primitive Baptist Church where she served as church clerk, member of the Senior Choir, Women's Auxiliary, and taught Sunday School. She was an active member of the Patrick County Retired Teachers Association; and dedicated herself wholeheartedly to whatever endeavor she undertook.
She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Nathan Frazier of Stuart; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Emojean Amerson of Charleston, W.Va., Bernice and Willie Kellam of Stoneville, N.C., Mattie and Brock Bostic and Dollie McKenney all of New York, N.Y., Iris and James Hines and Virginia and Grady Galloway, of all of Stuart; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Sarah Moore, Michael and Lucy Moore, Rickie and Nancy Moore, all of Stuart, and Joe T. and Margie Moore of Dover, Del.; a special nephew, Darryl Moore of Winchester; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Kings Mountain View Progressive Primitive Baptist Church in Westfield, N.C., with Elder James Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in the Hylton Thessalonia Church cemetery.
A wake will be held tonight (Wednesday) from 7 to 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
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Virginia Juanita "Jake" Turner Gould, 92, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 16, 2014, at New Horizons Lanier Park Nursing Home in Gainesville, Ga.
Born May 28, 1921 in Boxwood, Henry County, to the late George Ludwell Turner and Gladys Francis Brown Turner, she was preceded in death by her three younger sisters: twins, Margret Keffer of Roanoke and Marie Ritter of Lakeland, Fla., and youngest, Betty Bone of Norfolk.
She grew up in Goodview, Va., on the family farm and graduated in 1938 from Jefferson Senior High in Roanoke. After graduation she worked for Heironimus department store, downtown Roanoke. Through the years she moved to New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas and Maine, holding various office/clerical/bookkeeping positions. She retired from SunTrust Bank in Roanoke in 1986 and moved to Woolwine to care for her father until his passing.
She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn G. LaForce and husband Maitland E. "Sandy" LaForce of Gainesville, Ga.; granddaughter Kelley L. Cockram and husband Kevin J. Cockram of Woolwine; and great-grandson Kyle D. Cockram of Baton Rouge, La.
A tribute to Ms. Gould will be held Sunday, April 13 at Woolwine United Methodist Church during the 11:15 a.m. worship service.
James Talmadge "Todd" Handy Jr., age 40, of Woolwine, passed from this life Tuesday night, April 1, 2014, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
Beloved son of Jimmy and Regena Haden Handy of Woolwine, he is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Josh and Stephannie Handy, and nephew Riley James Handy, all of Roanoke; aunt and uncle, Linda and Erman Bryant of Stuart; stepgrandfather, Reo Stephens of Woolwine; and several cousins.
He was predeceased by grandparents, James Alvin and Lou Ella Hubbard Handy and Ernest Taylor Haden and Wavie Lyon Haden Stephens, and uncles, Roger and Rudy Haden.
Born in Stuart on October 28, 1973, Todd was a 1991 graduate of Patrick County High School, and attended Patrick Henry Community College and Bluefield College. He was a resident of Roanoke for almost 15 years until diagnosis of his illness in September 2012. His employment history included the United Way of Roanoke Valley and the Salem Red Sox.
Todd had a boundless zest for and enjoyment of life. He was a sweet, fun-loving man who always lit up the room when he walked in. A huge sports fan, especially of UVA athletics, he took especial delight in the recent successes of its basketball team. He loved music and took pleasure in attending bluegrass events with his father and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Burial was in the Jacks Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery near Woolwine.
Memorial donations may be made to the UVA Hospitality House, Attn.: Mary Jackson, 205 14th St., NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903; or to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway St., Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006.
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Clarence Leonard Lawson, 69, of Bassett, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Pioneer Hospital in Stuart. He was born on February 12, 1945 in Patrick County and was a son of the late Leonard and Vera Pilson Lawson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jane Lawson. He retired from Martin Processing which is now known as Eastman. He attended Victory Christian Center and visited Day Star Ministers Church of God of Prophecy.
Surviving are daughters, Teresa Lumpkin of Patrick County and Lisa Scott of Bassett; two grandchildren; two aunts and one uncle.
The funeral service was held Saturday in the Bassett Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Bobby McGhee officiating. Burial was in Patrick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Tim Lumpkin, Tyler Lumpkin, Mike Vaughn, Gary Vaughn, C.L. Pilson, Jerry Pilson, Keith Carroll, and Richard King. Honorary pallbearer was Davis Scott.
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Mary Fellows McNamee, age 96, of Martinsville, passed away Thursday, April. 3, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.She was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 23, 1918 and was a daughter of the late John James Fellows and Gertrude McAlpine Fellows. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Edwin Thomas McNamee Jr.
She was a member of Stuart Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are one sister, Alice Fellows of Manhattan, N.Y.; a niece, Victoria Strauss and husband Rob Robertson; a nephew, Konrad Strauss and wife Brenda Nelson-Strauss; a great niece, Chloe Strauss; and a special friend, Margaret Witt.
A graveside service was held Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Stuart Cemetery with Pastor Danny Redman and Chaplain Paul Johnson officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Stuart Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 944, Stuart, VA 24171.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent to
(March 20, 1925-April 5, 2014) A funeral service for Ruth Milam will be conducted at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel, at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014, with Rev. Charles Moore officiating. Interment will follow at City Cemetery, with Stephen Beckham, Bill Campbell, Will Campbell, Drew Campbell, Phil Sartin, Jr. and George Terry serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (1 p.m.). Ruth was born in Meadows of Dan on March 20, 1925, to Herbert and Oma Terry, the third of ten children. She grew up in Southern Virginia on a mountain farm.
Following high school, she trained in Stuart as a practical nurse. During World War II, Ruth moved to Washington, D.C., where she met the love of her life, William Kelly (Bill) Milam, who was enlisted in the U.S. Navy. They were married on Dec. 30, 1944. Following WWII, she and Bill moved to his hometown of Sulphur Springs, Tex. They were the proud parents of Mary, Thomas Terry, and Virginia. They resided the majority of their 58 years together in Sulphur Springs.
Ruth enjoyed photography and made numerous photographs of family members and vegetation. She was a talented cook and an avid gardener. She worked for Steele Shoes, Cliff Anderson Shoes, and retired from ABC Pharmacy in 2000. Ruth will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother who adored her two grandchildren, Will and Drew. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Thomas Terry Milam, and her siblings, Clovis Terry, Rosalie Conner, Bernard Terry, and Lorna Hurt.
Ruth is survived by her two daughters, Mary Milam, MD and Virginia Milam Campbell, both of Fort Worth; son-in-law Bill Campbell of Fort Worth; two grandsons, William Benjamin Campbell, wife Cara and their daughters Winifred and Meredith of Columbia, Md., and Andrew Milam Campbell and wife Ramandeep of Carrollton, Tex.; three sisters, Sybil Butler and husband Kelly, Mildred Koehler and husband Bill, and Guelda Skaggs; two brothers, Carl Terry and wife Nellie, and Grady Terry, all of Virginia; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family wishes to thank her dedicated caretakers Joyce and Leroy Swindle of Fort Worth for all of their tender loving care.
Memorials may be made in Ruth's name to the National Down Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10012 or Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
Frances Shelor Morse, age 83, of Stuart, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart. She was born in Stokes County, N.C., on March 5, 1931 and was a daughter of the late James Sandy "Jim" Shelor and Hattie Jefferson Shelor. She was also preceded in death by an infant son and a sister, Nancy Shelor.
She was a member of Stateline Primitive Baptist Church, and had retired from J.P. Stevens.
Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Odell Morse of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Philip O. and Brenda Morse of Westminster, Md., and R. Sandy and Lisa Morse of Siler City, N.C.; four granddaughters, Tori Kaskel and husband, Nick, Katie Morse, Kristen Swartz and husband Chris, and Sarah Morse; and one sister, Dorothy Creel of Westfield, N.C.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Stateline Primitive Baptist Church with Elders Jerry Cox and J. H. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Stateline Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Stateline Cemetery, c/o Carroll Dalton, 1448 Stateline Church Road, Westfield, N.C. 27053; or to Mountain Valley Hospice, 22099 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart, Va. 24171.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent by visiting
Leona B. Vohs, age 94, of Meadows of Dan, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mount Airy, N.C. She was born on October 10, 1919, in Seneca, N.M., and was a daughter of the late Leo Bernard Broadstreet and Joanna Eunice Munday Broadstreet. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Col. Ralph H. Vohs; a son, Gary Ralph Vohs; a sister, Dorothy Ellen Rector; and two brothers, Leo Bernard Broadstreet and Berle Franklin Broadstreet.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are one son, Kim Leo Vohs of Colorado; one daughter-in-law, Judi Vohs of Spring Hill, Fla.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Leslie Richard Broadstreet of Kansas.
A graveside service will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting