WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
IDA G. EDWARDS
Ida Gwynn Edwards, 94, of Old Dominion Road, Ararat, died peacefully on Thursday morning, July 23, 2015, at her home.
She was born August 27, 1920, in Carroll County, one of five children born to the late Tom and Hassie Gwynn Edwards. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, John Thomas Edwards and William Howard Edwards; and a brother-in-law, Paul O'Neal Sr.
She retired from Spencer's Inc. after 52 years of dedicated service. She was a member of Mount Bethel Moravian Church and The Ladies' Fellowship Circle as long as her health permitted.
Surviving are her companion, Margaret G. Coalson of the home; one sister, Margaret "Violet" O'Neal of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one brother, Jack Edwards of Cana; a niece; a nephew; a great-niece; three-great nephews; a goddaughter and her daughter.
The funeral service was held Sunday at Mount Bethel Moravian Church, with the Revs. Charles Fishel and Steven Corn officiating. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for the love and compassion shown by her caregivers, Julia Barr and Delma Bryant.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy, N.C.
NICHOLAS C. ELLIS JR.
Nicholas Charles Ellis Jr., 66, of Smith Lake Road, Martinsville, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at his home.
He was born in Stuart on January 31, 1949, and was a son of the late Nicholas and Nancy Marshall Hooker Ellis. He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Lilly Hooker Turner.
He was a retired from the City of Martinsville and was a United States Army veteran who served in Vietnam..
He is survived by his wife, Betty Eanes Ellis, of the home.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Hines Funeral Services chapel with the Rev. Francis Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Eanes family cemetery in Axton.
Arrangements are by Hines Funeral Services, Inc.
BRENTON L. HALL
Brenton Lee Hall, age 2 of Ararat, went to be in the arms of Jesus on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Duke University Hospital.
He was born in Mount Airy, N.C., on August 21, 2012. He was preceded in death by two uncles, Jamie Hall and Calvin Bowman Jr.
Brenton loved NASCAR and everything to do with racing. He was a special boy who touched everyone he came in contact with and showed people what true love was all about.
Surviving are his grandparents, Michael and Jennifer Hall of Ararat; his mother, Shelley Hall Franklin of Collinsville; one sister, Emily Bowman of Claudville; and several loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, July 29, 2015) at 11 a.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastors Dewayne Sands and Michael Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Mayo Mountain Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Durham, N.C., 506 Alexander Ave., Durham, NC 27705 or online at www.rmhdurham.org in Brenton's memory.
The family would like to extend an enormous thank you to the doctors and nurses of PBMT 5200 Unit at Duke University and to the doctors and nurses at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to Moody Funeral Service at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
CLEDIOUS K. LINSTER
Cledious Maxline King Linster, 85, died Friday, July 24, 2015, at Kate B Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, N.C.
She was born January 11, 1930 in Stokes County, N.C., and was a daughter of the late Ida Simmons and William Richard King. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willie Linster; four sisters and six brothers.
She was a member of Samaria Holiness Church and worked at United Elastic Company until she retired.
Surviving are four daughters, Dorothy Linster of Stuart, Carolyn Daniels (Taylor) of Statesville, N.C., Stephanie Hatcher (Paul) of Stuart, and Gloria Minor of Mooresville, N.C.; four sons, Willie Linster Jr. (Ada) of Walnut Cove, N.C., Herman Linster (Darlene), Thurman Linster, and Andrew Linster (Kimberly), all of Stuart; one sister, Juanita Smith of Martinsville; 26 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Tuesday at Samaria Holiness Church with Elder Tristian Minor officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Stuart. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.NorrisFuneral.com.
AUBURN A. PEDIGO
Auburn Allen Pedigo, 78, of Welcome, N.C., died Friday, July 24, 2015, at Brookstone Retirement Center in Lexington, N.C.
He was born in Patrick County on February 17, 1937 and was a son of the late Joseph L. and Bessie Ellen Noah Pedigo.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Arnder Pedigo of the home; and one daughter, Ranae Leonard of Lexington.
There will not be a formal service or visitation at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy, N.C. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
Elder Otis Williams, 87, of Martinsville, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at his residence.
He was born in Stuart on February 5, 1928 to the late Guy Warren Williams and the late Alice Vipperman Williams. He was also preceded in death by wife, Matlean Overby Williams; brothers, G.W. Williams, Sparrel Allen Williams, Arthur Edward Williams and Marvin Curtis Williams; and a sister, Virginia Ethelyne Elliott.
He was a pastor for over 50 years and retired from Bassett Furniture with over 50 years of service.
Surviving are his children, Allen Williams and wife Sharon, Gary Williams, Sharon Keffer and Randy Williams and wife Tina; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Charlie Emit Williams; and sisters, Thelma Williams Smith, Shelva Williams McAlexander and Georgie Ann Thompson.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, July 29, 2015) at Bassett Funeral Service Chapel. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Bassett Funeral Service Chapel with Pastors Larry Crotts and Leonard Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Dobbins Cemetery in Stuart.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 18981 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA 24171.
The family would like to thank their second family at Mountain Valley Hospice for all of their support.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bassettfuneralservice.com