WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
ALFRED P. BRAMMER
Alfred Perkins Brammer, age 68, of Woolwine, died Sunday, September 27, 2015, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Patrick County on July 30, 1947, and was preceded in death by his mother, Fannie Roberson, two half-brothers, Buddy Creasey and Joyce Brammer, and one foster sister, Doris Shelor.
He attended Nashville Auto Diesel College in Nashville, Tenn., and was an entrepreneur of several small businesses. He served two years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and 22 years with the National Guard Reserves. He was a member of Fairystone Baptist Church, Masonic Home Lodge #263, Kazim Shriners Temple, and Stuart Rotary Club.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Philpott Brammer of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Alison and Matthew Barnes of Bassett; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John Alan and Shani Brammer of Woolwine and Tommy Brammer of Arizona; four granddaughters; one half brother and sister-in-law, Troy and Janie Brammer of Fieldale; and two foster siblings, Roy Scales and Avoy Glover.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor Tim Hunt officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard and Masonic rites will be conducted by Masonic Home Lodge #263. Burial will be private.
The family will receive friends tonight (Wednesday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stuart Rotary Club (Polio Fund), P.O. Box 562, Stuart, Va. 24171.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com
R. SCOTT CASSADY
Rayvone Scott Cassady, age 44, of Stuart, died Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.
He was born in Martinsville on May 9, 1971. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, S. Curtis Rorrer; and his paternal grandparents, Bronzy and Wilma Inman Cassady.
Scott was a 1989 graduate of Patrick County High School. He was an avid sports fan and a member of Patrick Springs Christian Church for more than 20 years.
Surviving are his parents, Rayvone and Sharon Rorrer Cassady of Stuart; and his maternal grandmother, Mary M. Rorrer of Stuart.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Patrick Springs Christian Church with Pastors Gray Sands and Josh Lees officiating. Burial was in Patrick Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to The Developmental Center c/o Penny Belcher, P.O. Box 785, Stuart, VA 24171; or to the PARC Workshop, 674 Wood Brothers Dr., Stuart, VA 24171.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
PATSIE L. CLARK
Patsie "Jean" Lynch Clark, age 73, of Meadows of Dan, died at the Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C., on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Her beloved sister Betty Pearl Turman was at her bedside when she gave up her long battle with cancer.
She was born in Patrick County on September 10, 1942, and was the youngest daughter of the late John B. Lynch and Lula Light Lynch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her late husband, Joseph Myron Clark.
Jean is survived by her dearest friend and sister Betty Pearl Turman and brother-in-law Julian Gates Turman of Meadows of Dan. Throughout her final days, she expressed appreciation for the loving kindness shown to her by her sister and brother-in-law as well as concern for their continued welfare. Despite the progression of her illness and rapid decline in her health, she focused on the needs of others.
Although Jean did not have any children of her own, she was the loving and devoted aunt of John and Tammy Franklin, Julia and Ronald Terry, and Bethany and Eric Brintle. Throughout her life, she took an active role in assuring her "children" had every opportunity to achieve their dreams. She was proud of their achievements and spoke fondly of their accomplishments.
Jean was also blessed with four beautiful "grandchildren:" Katelyn Pearl Brintle, Lillian Frances Terry, James Avery Brintle, and Greely Gates Terry.
Jean also leaves behind her cherished English Bulldog, Emmitt. Without his love and companionship, she may not have lived independently at home up until her final days.
Funeral services were held at Norris Funeral Services in Stuart on Saturday with the Reverends John and Tammy Franklin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery located at 310 Strawberry Hill Rd, Meadows of Dan.
Memorial donations may be made to the Meadows of Dan Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 830, Meadows of Dan, VA.
Her family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Mountain Valley Hospice for making Jean's final days comfortable and peaceful.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.NorrisFuneral.com.
BETTY N. EAST
Betty Nunn East, age 74, of Claudville, died Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at her home.
She was born on October 20, 1940 in Patrick County and was a daughter of the late Walter Lee Nunn and Elsie Pack Nunn. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Lee East, and four brothers, Floyd Nunn, James Nunn, Robert Nunn and Calvin Nunn.
While attending Blue Ridge High School she was quite the basketball player..
Surviving are her husband, James Fred East Sr. of the home; two sons, Timmy Lee East of Varnville, S.C., and James Fred East Jr. of Morehead City, N.C.; three grandsons; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Bonnie Turner of Woolwine; one brother, Roger Nunn of Stuart, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor David Sechrist officiating. Burial was in Locust Grove Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
LUCILLE L. JOYCE
Lucille Lawless Joyce, 90, of Mayodan, N.C., died Monday, September 21, 2015, at her home.
She was born July 8, 1925, in Patrick County, and was a daughter of the late John Lester and Lucy Holt Lawless. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Joyce; brothers, Radford Lawless, William "Bill" Lawless, John Henry Lawless, and Robert Lawless; sisters, Brooksie Lawless Martin and Alma McHone; and a great-grandson, Joseph Richardson.
She was a member of Bald Hill Baptist Church and was retired from Burlington Industries, Inc.
Survivors include one son, Robert Lee Joyce; two daughters, Linda J. Biggs and Shirley Joyce; one brother, Floyd Lawless; one sister, Gracie Corns; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Colonial Funeral Home Stokes Chapel in Sandy Ridge, N.C. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
MARTHA "MOTT" R. MARTIN
Martha "Mott" Rider Martin, age 83, of Stuart, died Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick County.
She was born in Smyth County on December 17, 1931, and was the only daughter of the late Charles Rider and Lollie W. Rider of Marion. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bob Martin.
She received her bachelor of science and master's degrees from Radford University and worked for the Patrick County School System for 34 years as an elementary, high school teacher, and guidance counselor over the course of her career and retired in 1988.
She was an avid golfer and had served on the board at Great Oaks Country Club in Floyd for several years. She was also a member of BRATS and had performed in several of their productions. She was a member of the Red Hatters, DAR (in which she had held several offices in the local chapter), Retired Teachers Association, and was a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Society. She was a member of Stuart Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are one son, Edd Martin of Stuart, who was her loving and devoted caretaker in her later years in life; two loving daughters, Pat Martin Lyon and husband Maurice Lyon of Stuart, and Brenda Martin of Stuart; two granddaughters, Ashley Lyon and Allison Lyon, both of Stuart and her loving and devoted cat, Annie.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart with Pastors Bucky Hunsicker and Danny Redman officiating. Burial was private.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Patrick County Food Bank, P.O. Box 1304, Stuart, VA 24171.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
RAYMOND E. MORRIS
Raymond Edward Morris, age 70, of Stuart, died Thursday, September 24, 2015 at his home.
He was born on January 10, 1945, in Roanoke and was a son of the late Joseph Warren Morris and Fannie Belle Robertson Morris. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Morris.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Anita Compton Morris of the home; one daughter, Beth Hughes of Stuart; one son, Raymond Morris Jr. of Henry County; five grandchildren; four sisters, Doris Hodges, Mildred Mason, Mary Lawson, and Kathy Southern, all of Franklin County; and one brother, Jimmy Morris of Franklin County.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with the Rev. Bob Sowder officiating. Military rites were conducted by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard. Burial was in the Pendleton Family Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
RUTH C. NELSON
Ruth Cock Nelson, 97, of Martinsville, died Thursday, September 24, 2015, at her home.
She was born in Meadows of Dan on September 20, 1918, and was a daughter of the late Curtis Cock and Alice Barnard Cock. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Samuel Weston Nelson, in 1995; her son, Robert W. Nelson, who died September 6, 2015; brothers, Curtis Cock Jr. and J.B. Cock; and a sister, Mary Lou Garrahan.
She graduated from Hardin Reynolds Memorial High School in 1936 where she studied business courses. She retired from DuPont after 39 years where she was a steno/buyer. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Martinsville, the Mary Kirk Bible Class and Senior Fellowship Group. She was also a member of DuPont Retirement Club.
A funeral service was held Monday at McKee Stone Funeral Home with the Revs. John Fulcher and Mark Ivey officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 23 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112.
To express condolences online, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com.
P. EARL PLASTER
Pozie "Earl" Plaster, 86, of Stuart, died on Monday, September 28, 2015, at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection in Stuart.
He was born August 12, 1929 and was a son of the late Elsie Goard and Everett Minter Plaster. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Plaster; numerous brothers and sisters and one grandchild; Katina Ellen Plaster.
He was a member of Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church and retired from the furniture factories in Martinsville and Stuart.
Surviving are one daughter; Marsha Hylton and husband Mark of Stuart; one son; Gary Plaster and wife Debra of Stuart; two grandchildren; Lori Haden and Kasi Thompson; two stepgrandchildren, Nikki and Ryon Hylton; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Norris Funeral Services Chapel in Stuart with Pastor Jack Foley and Dr. Marion Poythress officiating. Burial will be in Providence Community Cemetery with military rites by Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, c/o Sally Smith, P.O. Box 1301, Stuart, VA 24171.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.NorrisFuneral.com.
PEGGY A. RENDON
A celebration of life ceremony for Peggy Ann Rendon will be held October 4, 2015, at 1 p.m. at 5029 Fairystone Park Hwy., Stuart.
For information, contact Michael Rendon at (276) 930-1330. All are welcome to attend.
This information courtesy of Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
RAFORD H. SHEPPARD
Raford H. Sheppard, 74, of Spencer, died Sunday, September 27, 2015, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem, N.C.
He was born in Patrick County on September 5, 1941 and was a son of the late Elbert and Alice Doss Sheppard. He was also preceded in death by two sisters; Othelia Sheppard and Ilene Rorrer.
He was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Sandy Ridge, N.C., and had formerly owned and operated Sheppard's Trucking Company and went by the handle of Sugar Pop Kid.
Surviving are his wife; Linda Fain Sheppard of the home, two sons and a daughter-in-law; Jimmy Sheppard of Eden, N.C., and Bobby and Misty Sheppard of Sandy Ridge; a stepson and daughter-in-law; Mike and Maria Fain of Stuart; a stepdaughter and son-in-law; Susan and Ricky Edwards of Critz; and eight grandchildren; Brandie, Amanda, Mya and Colin Sheppard, Maghan and Aaron Fain and Taylor and Gracen Edwards.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with the Rev. Mike Sands officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com
EUNICE S. SYNAN
Eunice Scott Synan, age 88, of Richmond, died Friday, September 25, 2015, at Huntersville Oaks Nursing Home in Huntersville, N.C.
She was born on September 5, 1927 to the late Luther Scott and Anice Foley Scott. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Eunice Yvonne Branham; and a brother, Brewster Scott.
She was a member of Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church. Ministry was a calling for her; she had ministered in nursing homes throughout Richmond. She had her own radio broadcast and Sunday morning television ministries with the latter being broadcast nationally.
Surviving are two sons, Scott Synan and Edwin Synan Jr.; several grandchildren; and eight siblings, Cecil Scott, Richard Scott, Arnold Scott, Wilbur Scott, Phyllis Hanchey, Greene L. "Deenie" Scott, Elmo Scott, and Elaine Scott, all of Patrick County; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastors Kenneth Terry and Mark Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Scott family cemetery on Luther Scott Lane.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
ROBERT B. WATSON
Robert O. "Bob" Watson, 88, of Fieldale, died Friday, September 25, 2015.
He was born on December 25, 1926 in South Carolina to the late Terrell Watson and the late Elizabeth Harper Watson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lee Watson; a son, Wayne Watson; brothers, Terrell Watson Jr. and Thurman "Mutt" Watson; and a sister, Virginia Joyce.
Bob is survived by his grandchildren, April Hazelwood and husband, Austin and Amanda Holt and husband, Dwight; great grandchildren, Brianna, Ashlyn and Tyler Holt and daughter-in-law, Wanda Watson.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon today (Wednesday) at Bassett Funeral Service Chapel where a funeral service will be held at noon with Rev. Bobby Rakes officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Burial Park with military honors by the Martinsville Henry County Veterans Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bassettfuneralservice.com.