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STUART, VA
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
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MATTIE M. DUCK
Mattie Gae Mize Duck, 86, died peacefully after a lengthy illness on June 16, 2015, at a Richmond hospital.
She was born in Patrick County on October 19, 1928 and was a daughter of the late Hobart Woodson Mize and Maggie Drue Deal Mize. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Richard Duck Sr.; and brothers, James Akers Mize Sr., William Curtis Mize, Walter Lee Mize and Jesse Mize.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are three sons, Lynwood Lee Duck, Frank Richard Duck Jr. and Jeffry Duck, and five grandchildren, all of the Highland Springs area; two sisters, Mae Hylton of Fieldale and Carlyne Martin of Collinsville and several nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held at a later date.
 
ELBERT C. FULCHER
Elbert Crite Fulcher, age 92, of Stuart, died on Monday, June 29, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart.
He was born in Patrick County on November 21, 1922, and was a son of the late Robert Lee Fulcher Sr. and Nancy Elizabeth Dalton Fulcher. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Christine Martin Fulcher; and two brothers, Robert Lee Fulcher Jr. and Ralph Ford Fulcher.
He was a 1940 graduate of Hardin Reynolds Memorial School, and had attended Providence United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired with 38 years of service with United Elastic where he was a supervisor, and afterwards was a school bus driver for 10 years with the Patrick County School System.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Neil and Ann Fulcher of Stuart; one daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Bruce Dollarhite of Stuart; grandchildren, Kevin Dollarhite and fiancé Julia Ramey, Christopher Dollarhite and wife Sara, Jen Pack and husband Randy, Julie Feaster and husband Craig; great-grandchildren, Zachary Stone, Amy Dollarhite, Conor Dollarhite, Ella Dollarhite, Madeilyn Heflin, Emelia Pack, Isabella Pack, Sophia Pack, Camille Pack, Cody Feaster and Braden Feaster; and a special caregiver, Geneva Doss of Stuart.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor Josh Lees and Elder Donnie Conner officiating. Burial will follow in Patrick Memorial Gardens with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of food or flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Patrick County Community Food Bank, P.O. Box 1304, Stuart, Va. 24171; Alzheimer's Association, Patrick County Chapter, P.O. Box 1301, Stuart, Va. 24171; or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com
 
SPENCER D. GLENN
Spencer Dean Glenn, 80, of Glenn Lane, Critz, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at home.
He was born July 13, 1934 in Lenoir, N.C., and was a son of the late Carl Glenn and Martha Freeman Glenn. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sadie Glenn; a son, Jerry Dean Glenn; and three brothers, Archie, Charlie and William Glenn.
He had been a truck driver for Roy Stone for more than 35 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by one brother, Samuel Glenn of Vernona.
A graveside service was held Monday at Patrick Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Alan Vass officiating.
Arrangements were by Wright Funeral Service and Crematory. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net.
 
M. ETHELEAN LARGEN
Martha Ethelean Largen, age 82, of Meadows of Dan, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Laurel Meadows Nursing Home in Laurel Fork.
She was born in Floyd County on May 28, 1933 and was a daughter of the late Chris and Goldie Thompson McAlexander. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Elois Hall
She was a lifetime member of Parkway Church of the Brethren. She was an avid gardener and babysat for numerous families in the community.
Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Lloyd Glenn Largen of the home; three sons, Harvey Largen and wife Therese Haugh Largen of Roanoke, Lewis Largen and wife Nancy of Meadows of Dan, Carlton Largen and wife Barbara of Meadows of Dan; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Maytrus Self of Warsaw; and one brother, Calvin McAlexander of Meadows of Dan.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastors Granville Bishop and Howard Nester officiating. Burial was in the Meadows of Dan Baptist Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vesta Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 911, Meadows of Dan, Va. 24120.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
RICHARD T. LAWSON
Richard Thomas Lawson, age 73, of Stuart, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Wooster, Ohio, while on his way home from pursuing one of his life's passions which was missions to help American Indians.
He was born in Patrick County on May 11, 1942, and was a son of the late William David Lawson and Nannie Woods Lawson. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Hassell, Bobby and Ronald "Ronnie" Lawson; and a brother-in-law, Steve Goins.
He worked in construction for 42 years and owned Lawson Construction and Developers of Mount Airy, Inc.
Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Ruth Goins Lawson of the home; one daughter, Melissa Stanley of Collinsville; two grandchildren; one brother, Donald "Donnie" Lawson of Stuart; one sister, Thelma Lawson of Stuart; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Carol Lawson of Stuart; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hubert and Mary Agnes Goins of Claudville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nina and Benny Mabe of Kernersville, N.C.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Stan and Barbara Goins of Claudville; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs, Tomaco, Brixi and Bailey.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastors Chad Harrison and Mickey Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Collinstown Presbyterian Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home, and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one of Richard's greatest passions, which was saving unborn babies: Pregnancy Care Center of MHC, 314 Fairy Street Ext., Suite E, Martinsville, Virginia 24112.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
 
JOHNNY L. PILSON
Johnny Lee Pilson, age 54, of Stuart, died Friday, June 26, 2015, in Columbus, Ga.
He was born in Patrick County on December 27, 1960. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Leon Pilson; and a brother, William Ray Pilson.
He was a former member of the Fairystone Fishing Club and the Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department.
Surviving are two sons, Chad Pilson of Bassett and Elliot Pilson of Stuart; his mother, Carleene Hatcher Pilson of Stuart; three brothers, C.L. Pilson of Stuart, Jerry Pilson of Stuart, and Davis Pilson of Woolwine; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church with Pastor Sandy Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Ross-Harbour United Methodist Scholarship Fund c/o Karen Wood, 4832 Elamsville Rd., Stuart, VA 24171.
Arrangements are by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.