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STUART, VA
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
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RUTH H. BOWMAN
Ruth Edith Hiatt Bowman of Elkin, N.C., died August 21, 2014 at age 90.
She was born on July 30, 1924 in Patrick County and was a daughter of the late William Marion Hiatt and Mimie Evelyn Gwynn Hiatt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Joseph E Bowman; and special friend C.E. Hodges, and sisters Virginia Hiatt, Margaret Leonard and Clara Meredith.
She was active in the church throughout her life. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, playing piano and Bible studies. She was a member of Salem Baptist church in Dobson, N.C., and retired from Northern Hospital of Surry County in 1993. Prior to her work in the hospital she worked alongside her husband in the apple orchard in Cana and on the farm in Elkin.
Surviving are her son, Michael E. Bowman of Jamestown, N.C.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther Dawson and Evelyn Coulson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy, N.C., with the Revs. Alton Bledsoe and Dennis Bledsoe officiating. Burial was at Skyline Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030.
Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
LARRY L. BURNETTE
Larry Lewis "Ducky" Burnette, age 63, of Meadows of Dan, died Thursday, August 21, 2014.
He was born in Patrick County on July 6, 1951 and was a son of the late Early Lee Burnette and Effie Rosie Ruth Pendleton Burnette. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Ann Burnette; two sisters, Lucille Burnette and Clara Burnette; and two brothers, Harold Burnette and Arnold Burnette.
Surviving are his wife, Karen Haas Burnette of the home; two sons, Cody Burnette of the home and Louis Bowman of West Virginia; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; five sisters, Bernice Doran of Avon Lake, Oh., Charlotte White of Roanoke; Launia Hawks of Mount Airy, N.C., and Ilene McGrady and Crystal Quesenberry, both of Laurel Fork; and several nieces and nephews.
Special thanks go to Donnie and Mandy Nester, Michael McGrady, Becky and Jeff Shelor, and Ma Patsi for all the love and kindness shown during his illness.
A memorial service was held Saturday at Mayberry Presbyterian Church with Terry Keffer officiating. Burial was private.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
DOUGLAS W. COLLINS
Douglas Wade Collins, 62, of Mount Airy, N.C., died Friday, August 22, 2014, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C.
He was born in Patrick County and was a son of the late Early and Lucella Pack Collins.
Surviving are his wife, Sherry Knott Collins; one daughter, Christy Collins; one son, Michael Collins; four grandchildren; stepchildren, Crystal Dishman, Donnie Dishman Jr., Michael Dishman, Santana Dishman, Hunter Billings and Logan Billings; five stepgrandchildren; and two brothers, Wesley Collins and Ronnie Collins.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Mount Airy with the Rev. James Quesenberry officiating. Burial was in the Red Bank Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
COVA M. DAVIS
Cova McAlexander Davis, 96, recently of Golden Living Center, died Monday, August 24, 2014.
She was born in Charity on January 17, 1918 and was a daughter of the late Harry Garland and Sallie Bouldin McAlexander. She was also preceded in death by her husband, H. H. "Dave" Davis; a daughter, Jean C. Scott; three brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Cox of Texas; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and a son-in-law.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Bassett Funeral Service chapel and other times at the home of her granddaughter, Sandra.
The funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ricky Randall officiating. Burial will follow in the Henry Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The ALS Association, 4 N. Blount Street, Suite, Raleigh, NC 27601; or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be made at www.bassettfuneralservice.com.
 
LAWRENCE E. DENT
Lawrence Edward Dent, age 90, of Tavares, Fla., passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014.
He was born June 20, 1924 in Spray, N.C., and moved to Lake County in 1987 from Orlando. He honorably served in the Army in World War II and upon completion of his service gained employment as a used car salesman. He subsequently worked for the U.S. Postal Service from which he retired in 1989. The company of good books, friends and family allowed him to enjoy the success of 25 years of retirement.
He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Delcie Barkdoll Dent, earlier this year.
Survivors include his children Daniel (Joanne Baust) Dent of San Antonio, Tex., and Debbie (Christopher) Catron of Bristow, Va., and his grandchildren; Mitch Catron, Jessica Dent, Zack Catron and Jason Dent.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Steverson Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Home, Tavares. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 12 p.m.
Mr. Dent will be taken to Moody Funeral Home in Stuart (276-694-3145) for interment in Union Church Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778, (352) 343-4444. Online condolences may be left at www.steversonhamlinhilbish.com.
 
LUCY B. HARDER
Lucy Lee Brammer Harder died on August 22, 2014, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.
She was born in Bassett to Robert and Lucinda Brammer. She graduated from Bassett High School and attended Mary Baldwin College. She married Albert Harder in 1954 at the Broad Street Hotel in Martinsville.
In 1957, she and her husband opened Harder's Drug Store in downtown Bassett. She enjoyed being involved in the day to day operations of the store and managed the retail operations of Harder's Drug Store. She was a past president of the Women's Auxiliary of the Virginia Pharmacy Association.
She and her husband were proud supporters of the local community. Mrs. Harder was a member of Stanleytown United Methodist Church. She was also an avid traveler, visiting three continents with her husband.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Jay; and her husband, Albert. She is survived by her children, Andrew Harder, Dr. Susan Morris, and Dr. William Harder; her son-in-law, Dr. David Morris; and her grandchildren, Gregory and Simone Morris.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 29 at Norris Funeral Home in Martinsville from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a private entombment at Roselawn Cemetery on Saturday, August 30, followed by a celebration of life for friends and family at Stanleytown United Methodist Church at noon.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations be made to the Bassett Historical Center, 3964 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett, Va. 24055, to Carlisle School, P.O. Box 5388 Martinsville, Va. 24115, or to Stanleytown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 206, Stanleytown, Va. 24168.
Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.
 
CLARENCE R. HOPKINS
Clarence Reeves Hopkins, age 87, of Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart and formerly of Valley Drive in Fieldale, died on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at the nursing center.
Born in Henry County, on January 1, 1927, he was a son of the late Charlie Harbor Hopkins and Della Holt Hopkins. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Lucy Cox Hopkins; his brothers, Jesse Hopkins, Ernest Hopkins, and Troy Hopkins; his sisters, Elma Stout, Katherine Wiggington, Aileen Davis, and Linda Hines.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a longtime member of Blackberry Bassett Baptist Church where he served as deacon.
Retired for many years from Fieldcrest Mills, he was very active in gardening and was a member of the American Rose Society. He fixed lawn mowers and just about anything mechanical in his home workshop.
Surviving are his daughters, Cindy Purdy of Roanoke, Shirley Hopkins of Reno, Nev., Carol Hopkins Lanham of Kingsland, Ga.; sisters, Levie Holland of Clarksville, Tenn., and Mildred Kennedy of Hampton; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Friday at Blackberry Baptist Church in Bassett with his grandson Josh Purdy, minister at Seaford Church of Christ in Yorktown, officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stone's Dairy Rd., Bassett, Va. 24055.
Online condolences may be made at www:collinsmckeestonebassett.com.
 
LLOYD B. HUNDLEY
Lloyd Lolene Brown Hundley, age 89, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014, in Blue Ridge Rehab Center, Martinsville.
Born in Patrick County on November 26, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Woodsie and Jenny Wray Brown. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry Wayne McAlexander; and a brother Woodsie Nolan Brown.
She was a member of Stanleytown United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her sister, Ida Dease of Martinsville; three nieces and a nephew.
The funeral service was held Friday at Collins Funeral Home in Bassett with the Rev. David Westmoreland officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville.
Online condolences may be made at: www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com.
 
VERNON G. INSCORE
Vernon George Inscore, 65, of Willis Gap Road, Ararat, died early Monday morning, August 25, 2014, at the home of his mother.
He was born August 20, 1949, in Patrick County to Sylvia Hawks Inscore and the late Richard Inscore.
He worked at Proctor-Silex Inc. for many years and later at Van Heusen in Elkin, N.C.
Surviving are his mother, Sylvia Hawks Inscore of Ararat; one sister, Cathy Hiatt of Mount Airy, N.C.; two nephews; a great niece and a great nephew.
The funeral service will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Mount Airy, with the Rev. Billy Stegall officiating. Burial will follow in the Willis Gap Baptist Church cemetery.
 
GASTON W. PACK
Gaston William Pack, 70, of Claudville, died Friday, August 22, 2014, at his home.
He was born in Surry County, N.C., on June 27, 1944 and was a son of the late James Washington and Elsie Mae Lawson Pack. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Virginia Levesque and Mary Atkins; and brothers, Mike, Mark, and Tommy Pack.
He was a retired logger and was a member of Mayo Mountain Church.
Surviving are his wife, Judy Thomas Pack of the home; daughters, Tammy Bowman of Claudville, Sandy Walker of Stuart, Shanna Pack of Claudville; one son, Barry Pack of the home; two grandchildren; a stepgranddaughter; a stepgreat-grandchild; and brothers, Billy Pack of Cana and Fred Lawson of Ararat.
Funeral services were held Monday at Moody Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. David Heath and Dwayne Troutt officiating. Burial was in Mayo Mountain Church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy, N.C. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
CRISTY G. REYNOLDS
Cristy Geneva Reynolds, age 37, passed away on August 15, 2014.
She was born in Henry County on December 22, 1976, a daughter of Minnie C. Reynolds of Axton and Curtis Hairston of Stuart.
She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. She was a member of the church Zumba club (RZF). She was training for a 5K run for autism and participated in the Dream Keepers Program.
She was a graduate of Laurel Park High School, Patrick Henry Community College and Old Dominion University.
Surviving are two sons, Jerry Joyce and Vershawn Joyce, both of Martinsville; two sisters, Joyce Reynolds of Martinsville and Parthenia Reynolds, of Axton; three brothers, Joe Reynolds of Axton, Ike Reynolds of Martinsville and Money Reynolds of Axton.
Funeral services were held Saturday at The Galilean House of Worship in Martinsville. Burial was in Reynolds-Cobb Family Cemetery in Axton.
Arrangements were by Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.stanfield-miller.com.