WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
WALLACE M. BARTON
Wallace Marion Barton, 78, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014, at Woodhaven Nursing Home.
He served the Roanoke Seventh-day Adventist Church as greeter for 45 years and was groundskeeper for many years.
He served in the USAF for four years.
He was a truck driver for Wilson Trucking, Bill Banks and PepsiCo (where he retired). His CB handle was "Wild Wally" and later called "Wild Man." He was a dedicated worker and loved driving and talking to other truckers.
He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Effie Barton, Cecil and Edna Blankenship (sister and brother-in-law), Margaret Barton (stepmother), Teddy Blankenship (nephew), Ward Barton (brother) and Fred Gibson (brother-in-law).
He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Jeanette Banks Barton of Roanoke and formerly of Meadows of Dan; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Mark Holt; and a granddaughter, Jenna Holt; sister, Georgie Gibson, Roanoke; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Betty Barton, Salem; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Ginny Barton, Vinton; many nieces and nephews and friends.
A funeral service will be held today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. in Oakey's North Chapel with interment at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.oakeys.com.
SAMMY H. FLOYD SR.
Samuel Hughes "Sammy" Floyd Sr., age 80, of Stuart, died Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart.
He was born in Patrick County on February 18, 1934 and was a son of the late Will and Sue Clark Floyd. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, William "Bill" Floyd, Clark Floyd and Waller Floyd; three infant sisters and three other sisters, Henrietta Scott, Ann Eller and Naomi Wooten; two sisters-in-law, Frances Floyd and Lois Floyd; and three brothers-in-law, Winnie Scott, Murray Eller and Jimmy Wooten.
He was of the Baptist faith, and had been a maintenance supervisor with the Blue Ridge Nursing Center for approximately 25 years.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Gay Nell Hylton Floyd of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Rodney Matthews of Stuart; one son, Samuel H. Floyd Jr. of Stuart; one granddaughter, Sierra Nicole Matthews; one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Charlotte Floyd of Collinsville; one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bobby Dunkley of Stuart; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor Mark Elkins officiating. Burial was in Patrick Memorial Gardens.
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.
OCIE L. FOLEY
Ocie Lee Foley, age 96, of Stuart, died Sunday, December 14, 2014, at the Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart.
She was born in Patrick County on August 24, 1918 and was a daughter of the late James and India Thomas Pendleton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Foley; and a sister, Effie P. Brammer.
Surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins, including special nieces Ruth Wingfield and Dot Stone, both of Patrick Springs.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Elder John Wingfield officiating. Burial was in Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church, c/o Cathy Adams, 35 Goblintown Rd., Stuart, Va. 24171.
JAMES E. GREGORY
James E. Gregory, age 93, of Stuart, died Friday, December 12. 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born in Patrick County on May 18, 1921 and was a son of the late Edward Columbus Gregory and Mary Alice Massey Gregory. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Wise Gregory; five brothers, Paul, Columbus, Guy, Ralph, and Jesse Gregory; and four sisters, Kathleen Gunter, Lessie Thomason, Daisy Byrd, and Eleanor Gunter.
He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was one of the original crew members of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Hornet that shot down more enemy aircraft than any other battleship. He always had a love of animals and their care would always come before his. He loved to ride four-wheelers and was even doing so at the age of 92.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis S. and Kathleen Gregory of Stuart, Steven W. Gregory of Chicago, Ill., Jay E. and Donna Gregory of Stuart; 11 grandchildren, Gabriel, Monica, Michael, Mary Beth, Veronica, Danny, Corinna, Christal, Cora, Richard and Joey; numerous great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Gregory of Stuart; and one sister, Myrtle Gregory of Stuart.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart with the Revs. Wayne Moore and Buford Jessup officiating. Burial will follow in the High Point Baptist Church cemetery with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
JAMES E. HALL SR.
James Everett "Jimmie" Hall Sr., age 89, of Stuart, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at the Landmark Center in Stuart.
He was born in Patrick County on January 22, 1925. He was the son of the late S.J. and Lucy Gunter Hall, and was raised by his grandmother, the late Lillian Pace Gunter, after his mother passed away when he was two years old. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Magdalene "Pat" Moore Hall.
Hall retired as vice president of Patrick County Bank (now SunTrust Bank) in June, 1989 with 30 years of service. He was a member of Stuart Baptist Church for 60+ years where he served as deacon, chairman of the deacons, church treasurer, and member of the Men's Bible Class. In May, 2010, he was honored to be named deacon emeritus of the church.
He was a charter member and past president of the Patrick County Jaycees with 10 years of service. He was a member of the board of directors for the R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Hospital for 20 years. Additionally, he was a member and past president of the Stuart Lions Club where he received a certificate of membership for 50 years of service from Lions Club International. The Lions Club International Foundation recognized him as a Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian services. Hall felt very humble and blessed to be able to be a part of these honorable organizations throughout his life.
Surviving are two sons, Jim Hall of Rocky Mount and Jerry Hall of Stuart, as well as several cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Stuart Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Belcher and Dr. Clint Hopkins officiating. Burial was in Patrick Memorial Gardens.
The family requests that donations be made to the Duke Cancer Institute, 710 West Main Street, Suite 200, Durham, N.C. 27701 to support the research of Dr. Dan George, or to Stuart Baptist Church, P.O. Box 472, Stuart, Va. 24171.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
MAECELL H. MARTIN
Maecell Hall Martin, 88, of Martinsville, died Friday, December 12, 2014, at Blue Ridge Rehab Center in Martinsville.
She was born in Patrick County, on April 8, 1926, and was a daughter of the late Charlie McKinley Hall and Bertha Foley Hall Marshall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Martin; a sister, Jean H. Bell; and brothers, Ben Hall, Leonard Duel Hall and Charlie Junior Hall.
She was a homemaker and member of White's Chapel Baptist Church since 1948.
Surviving are her son, Thomas Lewis Martin of Kannapolis, N.C.; her sisters, Milcie H. Wimbish Arnold of Lynchburg, Minnie H. Bell of Martinsville, Marie H. Spangler of Meadows of Dan, Maxine H. Wood of Liberty, N.C., and Louella H. Willis of Bassett; one brother, Otis Hall of Bassett; one granddaughter, Erin Martin Parker; and two stepgrandchildren, Jesse and James Collins.
Funeral services were held Monday at McKee-Stone Funeral Home Martinsville Chapel with the Rev. George Hearn officiating. Burial was in Whites Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Ridgeway.
Memorials may be made to Whites Chapel Baptist Church, 6237 Horsepasture Price Road, Ridgeway, Va. 24148.
Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home. To express condolences online, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com.
LINDA B. MOORE
Linda Gray Bunton Moore, age 66, of Lawsonville, N.C., died Sunday, December 14, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
She was born in Statesville, N.C., on August 24, 1948, and was preceded in death by her father, Roy Lincoln Bunton and an infant brother, Lonnie Bunton.
She was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church and was a devout Christian. She was a retired nurse with 43 years of service and was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, "the Nana," daughter, sister, and friend.
Surviving are her husband, Donald Lee Moore of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Angela Rose of Stuart and Douglas and Shannon Rose of Germanton, N.C.; four grandchildren, Thomas Lincoln Rose Jr., Elizabeth Joselyn Rose, David Lee Rose and Jonathan Douglas Rose; her mother, Mamie Campbell Bunton of Statesville; one brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Helen Bunton of Statesville; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Jean Lawson and husband Lane and Janet Moore, all of Lawsonville; a brother-in-law, Neal Moore and wife Betty of Walnut Cove, N.C.; a niece, Carrie Allen and husband Russell; a nephew, Jay Bunton and wife Dana; and several great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor J. R. Shelton and Speaker Ray Bunton officiating. Burial will follow in Snow Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight (Wednesday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and other times at the home.
Special thanks go to Dr. Rolland Barrett and staff of Novant Health Oncology Specialists in Mount Airy, N.C., and the medical and nursing staff of Novant Health Medical Center and Palliative Care.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
WOODROW A. NEWMAN
Woodrow Alvin Newman, age 91, of Collinsville, died on December 10, 2014, at the Golden Living Center.
He was born in Patrick County on April 5, 1923, and was a son of the late Eddie Pleasant and Nannie Mabe Newman. He was also predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Marie Bowden Newman; four brothers, Joseph, Coy, Albert and Russell Newman; and three sisters, Thelma Eanes, Margaret Spraker and Allie Swain.
He was of the Baptist Faith, and had worked for the Bassett Furniture Company for over 43 years.
Surviving are two sons, Calvin Woodrow Newman of Summerville, S.C., and Donald Wayne Newman of Collinsville; two brothers, Otis and Dewey Newman, both of Bassett; two sisters, Mary Maxey and Minnie Bowlin, both of Bassett; seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Sunday in the Roselawn Chapel with Pastor David Fullerton officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park.
Arrangements were by Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home. Online condolences may be entered at www.roselawnchapelfuneralhome.com.
ELSIE H. WADE
Elsie Lee Holley Wade, age 84, of Union Road, Ferrum, died Sunday, December 14, 2014.
She was born in Patrick County on July 10, 1930 and was a daughter of the late Oscar Nelus Holley and Sarah Adkins Holley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Simeon Carter (Sim) Wade; a sister, Mary H. Hale Wright; and three brothers, Odell Holley, Jesse Holley and Charlie Holley.
She and her husband formerly owned and operated Wade's Grocery in Ferrum for more than 30 years. She was of the Brethren faith.
Surviving are one daughter, Maggie Jane Wade of the home; one son, Lawrence Wade of Ferrum; three sisters, Annie Mae (Ann) Holley of Rocky Mount, Pauline H. Haskins of Chatham and Rosie H. Willard of Stuart; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) with Pastor Greg Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.