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STUART, VA
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
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GERALDINE CATRON
Geraldine Catron, 62, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at her home.
She was born March 7, 1952 and was a daughter of the late John Wiley Catron and the late Dorothy Mae Jones Catron. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Debra Sue Fields.
She was a member of the Ridgeway Church of Christ.
Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn Marie Smith of Bassett and Elva Leigh Ray of Durham, N.C.; one son, Michael Monroe McPeak of Lawsonville, N.C.; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Judy Anne Morales of Martinsville, Dorothy Faye Goble of Lenoir, N.C., Bonnie Jean Bryant of Stuart and Connie Mae Williams of Fieldale; and one brother, Johnny Ray Catron of Bassett.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at Bassett Funeral Service chapel with Jarred McCrary and Robert Bottorff officiating.
Online condolences may be made at www.bassettfuneralservice.com.
 
CHRISTINE H. CONNER
Christine Hall Conner, age 87, of Stuart, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital.
She was born in Patrick County on August 13, 1927 and was a daughter of the late Wallace Obry Hall and Kitty Cruise Hall. She was also preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Conner; and four brothers, Russell, Luther, Benjamin and Coy Hall.
She was a longtime member of Conner's View Primitive Baptist Church, and had worked at Bassett-Walker Industries.
Surviving are six nieces and nephews, Wayne Hall, Kenneth Hall, Carolyn Hall, Arnold Hall, Dale Hall and Jewell Tolbert.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Conner's View Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Edward Bowman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
BELLA T. DAVIS
Bella Taylor Davis, 64, of Stuart, died Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection in Stuart.
She was born on January 11, 1951 in Australia and was a daughter of the late Mary Martin Taylor and Maury Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bowman Davis.
Surviving are two sisters, Rose Mary Smart and Terry Beselt, both of British Columbia, Canada; two sons, Taylor Davis of Williamsburg and Stirling Davis of Florida; and two grandchildren.
A private funeral will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Norris Funeral Services in Stuart. Online condolences may be made at www.NorrisFuneral.com.
 
BETTY S. DAVIS
Betty Sutphin Davis, age 74, of Stuart, died Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart.
She was born in Patrick County on March 3, 1940, and was preceded in death by her mother, Kizzie Logan Sutphin; two nephews, Linnie Dewayne Pack and Terry Wayne Pack; and one niece, Rhonda Lynn Pack.
She had worked for DuPont in Martinsville for 33 years and later for Lowes Foods. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Luci Davis of Dry Pond; two grandchildren, Cindy Davis of Salem and Drew Davis of Blacksburg; one sister and brother-in-law, Joan S. and Garland L. Pack of Vesta; and one brother and sister-in-law, Roy L. and Shirley Sutphin of Stuart; several nieces and nephews; her faithful companion, Wilson Shelton of Walnut Cove, N.C., and her K-9 friend, Tater-tot.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Patty Hazelwood, 1988 Wayside Road, Stuart, Va. 24171.
Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
ROBERT J. DAY
Reverend Robert Joe Day, age 87, of South Hill, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, in Chase City Health and Rehab Center.
He was a retired United Methodist minister elder in the Virginia United Methodist Conference with over 60 years of service to many churches in Virginia and West Virginia. He was the widower of Mary Ellen Day.
Surviving are three sons, Reverend Michael G. Day and wife Ann of Kenbridge, Robert J. Day Jr. and wife June of Patrick Springs, and Lacy F. Day and wife Karen of Dry Folk; one sister, Daphne D. Accord of Glen Fork, W.Va., five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m.. in Rehoboth United Methodist Church by his son, Reverend Michael G. Day, with a luncheon to follow in the Rehoboth Community Center. Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends Friday from noon to the hour of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, VA. 23060 or to the donor's favorite church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.crowderhitecrews.com.
 
ALBERT L. FAIN
Albert L. "Jack" Fain, age 75, of Stuart, died Sunday, February 22. 2015, at his home.
He was born in Patrick County on September 2, 1939 and was a son of the late John Leonard Fain and Myrtle Edwards Fain. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Doris Nunn, Della Young and Dorothy Fain; and one brother, Wayne Fain. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.
Surviving are his wife, Linda "Patty" Fain of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Sonny and Amanda Fain of Stuart; three granddaughters, Caitlyn, Emily, and Summer Fain; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby and Joel Sheppard of Westfield, N.C., Brenda and Doug Wilki of Mount Airy, N.C., Linda and Ed Hill of Cana, Judy and John Bowman of Meadows of Dan and Delphi and Jack Wall of Dobson, N.C.; six brothers and sisters-in-law, Arlice and Kathleen Fain, Harold and Shirley Fain and Carl and Linda Fain, all of Stuart, Bruce and Margaret Fain of Oak Level, Will and Kay Fain of Fieldale, and Burton and Vicki Fain of Stuart; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, February 25, 2015) at 7 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor David Heath officiating. Burial will be private.
The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Albert L. Fain Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 307, Stuart, VA 24171.
Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
IRIS H. FLOWERS
Iris Hall Flowers, age 78, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at her home.
She was born in Stella on May 28, 1936 and was a daughter of the late Wilbur S. and Gladys Spencer Hall. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ramona King.
She was a member of Preston Wesleyan Church where she taught Sunday school and was very devout in her faith. She was artistic and enjoyed monogramming.
Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Robert Cleveland Flowers Sr. of the home; one son, Robert Cleveland Flowers Jr. and wife Alicia F. Flowers of Summerfield, N.C.; two daughters, Mary Catheryn Flowers Joyce and husband Jay Joyce of Elkin, N.C., and Joanie Elizabeth Flowers McPeak and husband Stephen McPeak of Martinsville; six grandchildren, Zachary McPeak, Bethany J. McPeak, Ashley McPeak Maguire, Karen Garraputa, Richard Garraputa and Dawn Rubas; three great-grandchildren, Emma Parrish, Clare Parrish and Rowen Maguire; one sister, Molly Dare Hall Witt of Martinsville; and one brother, Roger Lee Hall of Spencer.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with the Revs. Alvin Wooters and Marty Furrow officiating. Burial in Patrick Memorial Gardens was private.
If desired, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, Patrick County Chapter, P.O. Box 1301, Stuart, Va. 24171.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
DEBORAH H. HANDY
Deborah Sue Hylton Handy, age 59, of Martinsville, died Monday, February 16, 2015, at her home.
She was born on June 7, 1955 and was a daughter of the late William Robert and Stella Odell Nelson Hylton. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Hylton.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are her husband, Ray Handy of the home; two sons, Richard Handy and William Raymond "Ray" Handy, both of Henry County; six grandchildren; three sisters, Ann Campbell of Ridgeway, and Pearl Moore and Sandra Ayers, both of Spencer; one brother, Charles Hylton of Bassett; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor Delmas Rorrer officiating. Burial was private.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
MAHLON C. HARRELL
Mahlon C. Harrell, age 82, of Meadows of Dan, died Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Carroll County on October 25, 1932 and was a son of the late Dorsie W. Harrell and Clara Stanley Harrell. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Norma Cassell; a brother, Gorman Harrell; a sister-in-law, Ruby Harrell; and a brother-in-law, Jack Agee.
He was a charter member of the Meadows of Dan Fire Department and a member of the Meadows of Dan Ruritan Club. He was also active on the Electoral Board, Social Services Board, Equalization Board, and ASCS. He was a dairy farmer and an avid gardener, hunter, and fisherman.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Carol Ann Harrell of the home; one daughter, Carolyn Harrell and special friend Terry Lyalls; three sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Patsy Harrell, Flynn Harrell, and Michael Harrell and special friend Jana Cassell, all of Meadows of Dan; seven grandchildren, Dennis Harrell and wife Shannon, Rachel VanSutphin and husband Steve, Sissily Harrell, Nathan Harrell, Chad Pilson, Elliot Pilson, and Austin Harrell; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Velda and Coan Agee of Keysville, Evelie Agee of Meadows of Dan, and Reva and Charlie Lucas of Woodlawn; two brothers and a sister-in-law, William "Bill" and Geri Harrell of Martinsville and Armond Harrell of Ridgeway; a sister-in-law, Janet Harrell of Meadows of Dan; a brother-in-law, Donnie Cassell of Meadows of Dan; and a special caregiver, Anita Coleman.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Meadows of Dan Baptist Church with Pastor Lowell Willis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Meadows of Dan Fire Dept., P.O. Box 830, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 or to the Vesta Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 911, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120.
Arrangements are by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
IDA G. MARTIN
Ida Gladys Martin, 96, of Bassett, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
The daughter of the late Abner Dallas and Martha Lou Stone Martin, she was born on November 18, 1918, in the Fayerdale Community of Patrick County
Brothers Posey L., J. Harry, A. Curtis and Hewlus A. Martin preceded her in death.
A graduate of Blue Ridge Mission School, she retired from Fieldcrest Mills after 42 years of service. She was a member of Blackberry Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Ruth D Martin of Waynesboro and Verona T. Martin of Collinsville; and three nephews and six nieces.
Funeral services were held Friday at Collins Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Kieselbach officiating. Burial was in Old Center Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Sanville.
The family wishes to thank Jean Fretwell for the loving care provided to Ida during her final years.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 18981 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart, Va. 24171.
Arrangements were by Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com.
 
MICHELLE W. MASLYN
Michelle Wray Maslyn died peacefully in her home on Sunday, February 22, 2015, in Reidsville, N.C. She was 35 years old.
She was born on January 9, 1980 in Stuart. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ernest and Edna Lawson and Raymond Wray Jr.
Surviving are her husband, Matthew Maslyn; children, Tyler, Taylor, Christian, Brianna and Lucas; parents, Janice and Rick Wilkinson and Ronald and Debbie Wray; grandmother, Gano Wray; sister, Amanda Rivenbark; brothers, Joshua Wray and Jonathan Wilkinson; and a brother-in-law.
Funeral services will be held Friday at Lawsonville Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Ron Tuck and Bill Daniel officiating. Burial will follow in Lawsonville Baptist Church cemetery.
Visitation will take place at Wilkerson Funeral Home Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times the family will be at 8108 Lariat Dr., Summerfield, N.C.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com.
 
NANNIE F. PRICE
Nannie Fay Price, 70, of Airport Road, Bassett, died Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Pioneer Hospital in Stuart.
She was born July 18, 1944, in Washington County, Tenn., and was a daughter of the late William B. Widener and Becky Adams Widener. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Clarence Price; a daughter, Carolyn Grindstaff; three sisters, Betty Mae Widener, Donnie Price, and Frances Price and three brothers, Junior Widener, Robert Widener and Henry Widener.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty Barker and Sarah Nelson, both of Collinsville; six sons, Jimmy, Roger Dale, Everest, Sammy and Daniel Price, all of Bassett, and John Price of Patrick Springs; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. at Wright Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Elwood Gallimore officiating. Burial will follow in Henry Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Service & Crematory. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net.
 
CATHERINE B. ROBERSON
Catherine B. Roberson, 93, of Stuart, and formerly of Floyd, died Sunday, February 22, 2015.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Roberson and a daughter, Nancy Roberson.
She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Huff and Kathy Conner; four grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Doris Phillips.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel in Floyd with the Reverend Dan Agee officiating. Burial will follow at the Lee Cemetery on State Route 615.
Friends may call on Wednesday at Gardner Funeral Home where the visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.com.