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STUART, VA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
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CLARENCE E. BOYD
Clarence E. Boyd, age 89, of Ararat, died Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at his home.
He was born in Patrick County on September 6, 1925 and was a son of the late George Bryant and Rosa Lee Barnard Boyd. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are one son, Robert Boyd; grandsons, Thomas Boyd and Bryant Boyd; one sister, Mary Ervin; brothers, H.D. Boyd, Robert Boyd, and Arthur Boyd; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Moody Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Lee Johnson. Burial was in Boyd family cemetery with military honors by the VFW Honor Guard Post 2019 of Mount Airy, N.C., and Post 9436 of Pilot Mountain, N.C.
Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
ROBERT M. CATOE
Robert "Robbie" Mitchell Catoe, passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
Robbie was born in Monroe, N.C., on April 22, 1959; the son of the late Robert "Bobby" Catoe and Margaret Catoe of Lancaster, S.C.
Robbie was a retired pastor. He was a graduate of Clear Creek Bible College in Pineville, Ky., and Buford High School of Lancaster, S.C. Robbie never met a stranger and was very outgoing. His love for Christ never faltered and he was faithful to the end.
Robbie is survived by his wife, Terry Pope Catoe; one son, Mitchell Scott Catoe and his wife Kelsey Catoe of Hermitage, Tenn.; three daughters, Anne Bree Catoe-Thames and husband Trey Thames of Pineville, N.C.; Kari Elizabeth Catoe and significant other, Christopher McBride, and Summer Leigh Catoe, all of Stuart; four grandchildren; Calli Thames of Pineville; Callie Cheek of Hermitage; Braylen McBride of Martinsville; and Brody Catoe of Hermitage; his mother, Margaret Keye Catoe; and three sisters, Maria Saleeby, Fayth Catoe and Jill Catoe of Lancaster.
Services were held Saturday, October 11 at 3 p.m. at Spring Hill Baptist Church. Visitation was prior to the service at Spring Hill Baptist Church fellowship hall and other times at the home of his mother, Margaret Catoe at 7227 Pageland Hwy. Lancaster. Burial was at Spring Hill Church Cemetery in Lancaster.
Memorial contributions may be made to Terry Catoe 23002 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart, VA 24171 to help with medical expenses.
Arrangements were by Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
 
JOSEPH L. McBRIDE
Joseph Lee "Joe" McBride, 71, of Beasley School Rd., Sandy Ridge, N.C., died, Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center.
He was born on November 15, 1942, in Patrick County and was a son of the late Leonard McBride and Ruth Duncan McBride. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Early Gray McBride. He was retired from Sears and was a member of Meadows Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Polly Riggs McBride; his mother, Ruth McBride; one daughter, Jodi McBride Brinkley; one stepson, Kevin Cook; a stepdaughter, Chandra Cook Baity; two brothers, David McBride and Donnie McBride; two sisters, Lucille Helms and Peggy Brown; two grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Tuesday at Meadows Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Colonial Funeral Home Stokes Chapel in Sandy Ridge. Online condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.
 
BUSTER LEE MIZE
Buster Lee Mize, age 60 of Fieldale went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 12, 2014.
He was born in Martinsville on March 21, 1954, a son of the late Hewitt Radford Mize and Jacqueline (Jackie) Williams Mize.
He was a member of the Community Baptist Church of Bassett and served his Lord in the church as a Pulpit Supply Minister, Sunday school teacher, choir leader, singer and had been a church worker since 1976, He was formerly employed as a superintendent at American Furniture Company.
He served as a Sergeant in the United States Army, serving in Germany during the Vietnam War era. He was a Truckmaster and received the National Defense Service Medal, Driver Badge, and an M-16 Sharpshooter Badge. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Cathy Ann Mize.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Brenda Kay Corns Mize of the home, his mother, Jackie Mize of Fieldale; one brother, James "Kaley" Mize of Stoneville, N.C. and two sisters, Janice Wood of Collinsville and Joyce Mize of Snow Creek.
Funeral services for Buster Lee Mize will be conducted on Thursday, October 16 at 2 p.m. in the Norris Funeral Service Stuart Chapel with Pastor Carson Williams and Pastor Delmas Rorrer officiating. Burial will follow in the Russell Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors to be rendered by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m.at the funeral home, or at other times at the residence at 1854 Dillons Fork Road in Fieldale.
Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Stuart is serving the Mize family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.NorrisFuneral.com. The United States flag at the funeral home has been lowered to half-staff in honor of Mr. Mize and his faithful service to his country.
 
SAUL E. OSBORNE
Saul Edward "Eddie" Osborne, 47, of Bassett, died Sunday, October 12, 2014, at his home.
He was born on February 6, 1967 in Martinsville and was a son of the late Shasta Augusta "Shorty" Osborne and Nana Helna Stevens Osborne. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dallas Joe Osborne.
He previously worked at Cunningham Tire Company.
Surviving are one sister, Mary Lee Osborne of Maryland; brothers, Calvin Osborne of Sutherlin, Roger Wayne Osborne of Kansas, and Melvin David "China" Osborne of Patrick Springs.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Roselawn Burial Park in Martinsville with the Rev. Ron Gardner officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.
Arrangements are by Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville. Online condolences may be made at www.NorrisFuneral.com.
 
HERBERT L. PACK
Herbert Lee Pack, 63, of Ararat, died Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born in Patrick County on August 30, 1951, and was a son of the late Jesse Akers and Sadie Marie Marshall Pack. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Shirley Pack; and a brother, Glenn Ray Pack.
Surviving are two sisters, Della Pack and Brenda Stevens; two brothers, James Lewis Pack and Junior Pack; and a sister-in-law.
A graveside service was held Monday at Willis Gap Baptist Church. Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy, N.C. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
RANDY L. PALMER
Randy Lee Palmer, age 46, of Westfield, N.C., died Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born in Stokes County, N.C., on November 3, 1967, and was preceded in death by a daughter, Megan Lee Palmer, and his father, Ray Palmer.
Surviving are his wife, Becky Cassady Palmer of Stuart; two sons, Randale Palmer of Stuart and Christopher Palmer of Wentworth, N.C.; his mother, Bizzie Smith Dalton of Stuart; two brothers, Bo Smith and Ray Palmer Jr., both of King, N.C.; and two sisters, Susie Williams of Stuart and Sandy Genung of Patrick Springs.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Elkins officiating. Burial was in Patrick Memorial Gardens.
Moody Funeral Home in Stuart was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
JANICE V. RAKES
Janice Vaughn Rakes, 67 of Danville, died at her home on October 9, 2014.
She was born in Patrick County to the late Clyde Joseph and Gladys Bateman Vaughn on October 15, 1946. Her mother preceded her in death on October 6, 2014. Three brothers, Gilmer C. Vaughn, Billy F. Vaughn, and Raymond "Ray" Vaughn, and one nephew, Kyle Vaughn also predeceased her.
She graduated from Blue Ridge High School in Ararat and Averett University in Danville. She retired after many years in the insurance industry.
Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Danny Rakes, her devoted caregiver throughout her battle with cancer; one stepsister, Irene V. Byrd of Martinsville; three stepsisters-in-law; eight nieces, one nephew, ten great-nieces and nephews, and eight great-great-nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Brosville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Faith Weedling. Burial was in the Mary Horner Walker Presbyterian Church cemetery in Claudville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brosville United Methodist Church, 12648 Martinsville Hwy., Danville, VA 24541.
Arrangements were by Townes Funeral Home and Crematory, 215 West Main Street, Danville. Online condolences can be made at www.townesfuneralhome.com. Sign the guest book at www.GoDanRiver.com.
 
JAMES L. REYNOLDS SR.
.James Lowell Reynolds Sr., age 77, of Meadows of Dan, died Monday, October 6, 2014, after a lengthy illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Lila Reynolds; his sisters, Zelma and Shirley and brother, Billy.
He was a member of Reed Island Springs Baptist Church. He was born and lived in Meadows of Dan. He loved his mountains, his church and his family. He was an avid fan of NASCAR and football.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Geraldine Carmichael Reynolds; one sister, Patsy Allen, five children, James Jr., Judy Lynn, Robert Lee, Charles Ray, and Malinda Jane; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor Lonnie Hilton officiating. Burial was in the Light family cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Charmaine Atkins, P.O. Box 10, Claudville, Va. 24076.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
RICHARD O. SCHOFILL II
Richard Oscar Schofill II, died Saturday, October 11, 2014.
He was born in Cranston, R.I., on April 27, 1959 to Richard Oscar Schofill, Sr. and Willowdean Mowbray Schofill of Warwick, R.I. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Jr.
He graduated from Toll Gate High School in Warwick, R.I. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a Private First Class. He worked as a welder for General Dynamics/Electric Boat in Quonsett, R.I., making nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy. He worked as a chef, and also as a printer in the printing industry. Schofill studied computer science at Rogers Williams University in Rhode Island, graduated and became a certified Novell engineer. He moved to South Florida and was employed at Sun-Sentinel newspaper as a digital media technician. He moved to Stuart in 2007 and started Schofill Farms, LLC with his wife. They raised cattle, corn and hay.
He was a talented and versatile artist. He painted several paintings which he displayed at art shows, many of which were sold. He attended the Conimicut Art Festival and was accepted into the regional Scituate Art Festival. He was also a professional musician and went by several different stage names including Rachel Rhodes. He was a very talented guitar player, playing the blues as well as rock, folk and other genres of music. He was also a song writer and wrote many different songs. He recorded several records with various artists, and performed in New York, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, North Carolina, in and around Stuart, as well as many other locations throughout the East Coast. He was an excellent marksman, shooting many different types of rifle. He was on several rifle teams and competed at Camp Perry, Oh.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Patricia Grace Griffith Schofill of Stuart; one daughter, Nicole Grace Schofill of Stuart; two sisters, Kathy Schofill of Warwick; Holly Truesdale of New Horizons, Tex; his father-in-law, William Griffith of Linden, N.J.; three brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with the Rev. Douglas Scales officiating. Burial will be private.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
SHIRLEY I. SHUFF
Shirley I. Shuff, 74, of Harrisburg, Pa., died Friday, October 3, 2014 at home surrounded by her son, Ernest, his wife, Kimberly and many family members and friends.
She was born of the late Ralph Sawyers and Georgia Anna Strickland-Sawyers in Patrick County on August 29, 1940. She was the widow of Orie "Owen" Shuff; and was also preceded in death by her brother, Gaither "James" Sawyers and her sister, Dorothy "Dot" Radcliff.
Surviving are her son, Ernest "Peter" Shuff; two sisters, Geraldine Sawyers and Rachel E. Brown; a sister-in-law; two grandsons and seven great-grandchildren; all of Harrisburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held Saturday at Howell Funeral Chapel in Mount Airy, N.C. Burial was in the State Line Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.howellfuneralservices.com.
 
CHARLES SMART
M. Sgt. Charles Smart, 81, of Quitman, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the VA Nursing Center located in Lake City, Florida.
Mr. Smart was born July 10, 1933 in Stuart to the late Grover Cleveland Smart, Sr. and Goldie Williams Smart. After graduation from Hardin Reynolds Memorial School in 1952, he joined the Air Force. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and two tours in Vietnam. He retired from the U.S. Air Force/Civil Service after 21 years. He was also employed by NASA and McDonald Douglas.
He is survived by his niece, Evanne (Dwayne) Kennedy of Quitman; three nephews George Faucette of Quitman, Jeffrey (Renita) Faucette of Quitman and Terry (Cindy) Faucette of Valdosta, Georgia; five brothers, Percy (Irene) Smart of Arizona, Gene (Betsy) Smart of Doswell, Virginia, Grover (Pat) Smart, Jr. of Gainesville, Florida, Harold (Sue) of Charlottesville, Virginia and Fred (Nancy) Smart of Stuart; numerous nephews and nieces; and three sisters-in-law, Lillian Smart of Stuart, Thelma Smart of Lake Gaston, N.C. and Erma Smart of Burlington, N.C.
Mr. Smart was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Moore Smart, one sister, Eva Smart Shockley and five brothers, Buren Smart, John Smart, Perry Smart, Kenneth Smart and Calvin Smart (who was a twin to Charles and died at 2 days of age).
Graveside service was held Sunday, October 5 at Okapilco Baptist Church where he was a member, with the Rev. Arnold Holdum officiating.
 
WILLIAM R. SMITH
William Robert Smith, age 76, of Mount Airy, N.C., died Monday, October 13, 2014, at the Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C.
He was born March 20, 1938 in Patrick County and was a son of the late James Council and Dorothy Scales Smith. He was also preceded in death by a niece, Lisa Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a retired bricklayer for John S. Clark. He was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving are his mother, Dorothy Scales Smith of the home; one brother, Wayne Jackson Smith of Mount Airy, a niece and a nephew; great nieces and nephews; and two great-great-nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy by the Revs. Dennis "Bud" Cameron and Alex Martin. A graveside service will follow in Oakdale Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard Mount Airy Post # 2019 and Pilot Mountain Post # 9436.
There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted.
Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.