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Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 22:19:39 -0400


Roanoke Obituaries 4-22-2000
© The Roanoke Times


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BARTON, Phillip Eugene, 42, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2000.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lilburn E. "Gene" Barton, and is
survived by his mother and stepfather, Nancy Burdette Beach and Corbin L.
Beach of Roanoke; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Vicki and Dennis Minnix
of Goodview, Suzie and Michael Loyd of Salem; three brothers and a
sister-in-law, Brian and Sondra Barton of Botetourt County, Randy Barton of
Roanoke, Chris Barton of Raleigh, N.C.; a fiancŽe, Amanda "Mandy" Harnish of
Roanoke; a daughter, Aubrey Barton of Goodview; a longtime friend, Barbara
of Greenwood, S.C.; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends. Phillip
graduated from William Byrd High School, served in the U.S. Air Force, and
was employed by the Virginia Resource Authority. Funeral services will be
conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Oakey's Vinton Chapel with Dr. Robert L.
Alderman and Rev. Edward P. Creel officiating. Interment will follow in
Sherwood Burial Park. Friends may call at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 627 Hardy
Road, Vinton, Va.


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BLACKWELL, Sue Ellen Spear, 49, of Roanoke, died Monday, April 17, 2000. A
funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 2 p.m. at
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.


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BUSHNELL, Charles A. Jr., 48, of Roanoke, died Monday, April 17, 2000. He
was a 30-year employee of Kroger, most recently, in the produce department
at Lakeside Kroger. He was a member of Virginia Heights Baptist Church, and
was active in the Roanoke Valley Antique Auto Club of America. Surviving is
his wife, Helen Lantz Bushnell; parents, Charles A., Sr. and Nellie E.
Bushnell; son, Charles A. Bushnell, III; stepsons, Marty Etzler and wife,
Donna, Kenneth Etzler and wife, Jennifer; grandchildren, Lindsey Etzler,
Savannah Etzler, and Jacob Muse; brother and sisters, Jerry Bushnell and
wife, Tonya, Shelby Bass and husband, Bill, Bonnie Hall; numerous other
family members, nieces, nephews, and many friends including Kenneth Woods,
Tom Cox, and David Cooper. Services will be at Oakeys South Chapel 2 p.m.
Friday, April 21, 2000. The Rev. Nelson Harris and Pastor Ed Woodard will
officiate. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. Family will
receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday.


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CAMPER, Kathy, 38, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 17,
2000. She attended New Life Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church and was
employed by Best Buy. Surviving are her daughter, Shannon Cannon; mother,
Lorraine Luther and husband, Don, Roanoke; father, George Kuebler, Roanoke;
brothers, Michael Kuebler and wife, Sherri, California, James Kuebler,
Gladys, Va., Tracy Taylor and wife, Tammy, Jeff Luther and wife, Ginger, all
of Roanoke; sister, Janet DeLong and husband, Dino of South Carolina; nieces
and nephews, John, Cristy, Steven, Robby, Gary, Crystal, April, Ryan,
Johnathan, Christopher, Maggie, Austin, and Amber; special friend, Jerry
Synan, Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Friday, April
21, 2000 at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Chapel 5160 Peters Creek Road by the Rev.
Walter L. Wood. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call Thursday at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home. (366-0707)





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DREW, Viola, 90, of Roanoke, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000. Arrangements by
Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.


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FALCO, Pietro Romano, 15, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000. He was a
student at William Byrd High School. 1984 - 2000. In loving memory of Pietro
Romano Falco, to my beloved son and brother, may God take you in his loving
arms and hold you near to his heart as I your mother once did and still do.
May he shine his light upon your beautiful face and give to you everlasting
peace my loving son. Survived by his parents, Michael and Helena Bryant and
Ray and RenŽ Goldston of Roanoke; one sister, Crystal; and two brothers, Zak
and Tyler; grandparents, Helena Falco and Pietro Falco, Annmarie Falco,
Irene Bryant, Wayne and Kelly Gibson. He left loving memories to all and
touched a place in all our hearts that only God knows. Also surviving are
aunts, uncles and cousins, Jay, Crystal, and Casey Nicoletta, Steve, Lora
and Josh Pinhaus, Tracy Ann Falco, Susan and Danny Owens, Travis Brisendine,
Kathy, Justin and Jessica Allison, Jennifer Lawson, Josh Bailey, Michael
Hudson, Robert, Peggy, Megan and Sidney Goldston. God Bless. Funeral
services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 1 p.m. Friday,
April 21, 2000 with the Rev. Joseph Lehman officiating. Burial will be in
Mountain View Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Mt.
Pleasant Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Thursday at Oakey's Vinton Chapel.


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FINK, Alvin Jackson, 83, of Nashville, Tennessee and formerly of Roanoke,
went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 15, 2000. Funeral services
Thursday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at the John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home
Chapel.


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FINK, Malcolm E., 52, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, April 17, 2000.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2000 from
Oakey's North Chapel.


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FISHER, Kimberly Lynn, 32, of Vinton, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000.
Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.


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GILLIAM, Mamie Gray, 87, formerly of Roanoke and Richmond, died Monday,
April 17, 2000 in Jacksonville, Fla. She was the widow of Kelsie A. Gilliam,
Sr. Surviving are her son, Kelsie A. Gilliam, Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.;
daughter, Lola G. Brackney of Burlington, Wis.; grandchildren, Kim Love,
Robin Adams and Robby Brackney; brothers, Garland Gray and Randall Gray,
both of Roanoke; and a sister, Ruth Sitterley of Butler, Pa. Graveside
funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2000 in
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Billy Ronk will officiate. The family
will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey's North Chapel.


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HAGY, Cecil E., 65, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2000.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 2 p.m. in Old
Dominion Memorial Park. Arrangements by Lotz Roanoke Chapel.



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HALEY, Frank Walter, 48, formerly of Roanoke, passed away recently in
Jacksonville, Fla. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20 at Jerusalem Baptist
Church. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.


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HENEGAR, David Allen, 61, of Vinton, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2000 in
Roanoke. He was born September 24, 1938 in Roanoke to the late George and
Minnie Henegar and was one of eleven children. David was employed with and
retired from N&W Railroad. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving family include his wife of 43 years, Nancy Henegar; son and
daughter-in-law, Richard and Sherie Henegar of Daleville; daughter, Debbie
Noell and fiancŽ, Jeff Lee of Wirtz; four grandchildren, Duane Noell,
Richard Henegar, Jr., Daniel Noell, Nicole Henegar; brother, Gene Henegar of
Vinton; three sisters, Thelma McCrickard of Roanoke, Gladys Pace of Hardy,
Ruby Mauldren of Arkansas; special friends, Chuck Williams, Phillip Weddle,
Val Makdimen, Darla Lovern, and the late Patrick Shiel; numerous nieces and
nephews; and by his dog, Pepper. A funeral service will be conducted at 2
p.m. Friday, April 21, 2000 from the Lotz Vinton Chapel with the Rev. Gerald
Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family
will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Lotz Vinton
Chapel.


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JAMES, Samuel H., 38, of Roanoke, died Monday, April 17, 2000 at his home.
He was much loved by family and friends and he will be missed more than
words can say. He was preceded in death by his father, William E. James;
mother, Geraldine M. James; and a nephew, William "Robbie" James. Surviving
are his brothers, Michael W. James, Roanoke, Jesse E. James, Stewartsville;
sisters, Carolyn "Sissy" Faulkner and brother-in-law, Ronald "Fuzz" Faulkner
of Salem, Nina A. James, Virginia Beach; special nieces and nephews, Randi
Lynn James, Hank Michael James, Haley Marie James, Briana Marie James,
Meghan Ann James and Timmy Greer; special friend, Elizabeth "Sissy" Reed;
and his beloved dog, "Miss Baby" and many, many other friends and relatives.
Sam's wish was to have his body cremated and his cremated remains scattered
in several locations that were special to him. A memorial service will be
conducted 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2000 at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home
5160 Peters Creek Road by the Rev. Sam Crews. The family will receive
friends following the memorial service. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp
Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (366-0707)




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KESSLER, Bessie Bishop, 89, of Vinton, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2000
in Vinton. She was born July 19, 1910 in Roanoke County to the late Jonas
and Charmer Bishop. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vernon
Kessler. Bessie was a member of Cloverdale Church of the Brethren. Surviving
family include three daughters, Martha Smelser of Roanoke, Eunice Webb of
Yorktown, Va., Mabel Munford of Charlottesville; a brother, Emory Bishop of
Vinton; two devoted granddaughters and their husbands, Becky and Ronnie
Caldwell of Vinton, Rita and Sherman Boothe of Vinton; devoted
great-granddaughter, Kym Smelser of Roanoke; 13 other grandchildren and
numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A funeral
service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, from the Lotz Vinton
Chapel with Pastor Glenn McCrickerd officiating. Burial will follow in
Laymantown Cemetery, Botetourt County. The family will receive friends from
7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Lotz Vinton Chapel.


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OVERACRE, Katherine Conner, 78, of Roanoke, passed away on Monday, April 17,
2000. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2000 at
Oakey's North Chapel.


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RATCLIFF, Hazel Irene, 87, of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2000
at her home. She was born in Finney, Va. She was a loving mother and
grandmother. She is survived by one son, Albert R. Davis of Bristol, Va.;
numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and
cousins. The family wishes to thank Good Samaritan Hospice, Chris and
Jennifer (nurses), also Dr. Daniel Camden for his loving care. A funeral
service will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 8 p.m. at John M. Oakey
& Son Salem Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April
20, 2000 from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to service time. Arrangements by John M.
Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home. 389-5441


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SCOTT, Virginia A., 71, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April
18, 2000. She was a member of Huntington Court United Methodist Church and
had retired from Breckinridge Junior High School as cafeteria manager. She
was preceded in death by her father, Oscar Lee Frith and two brothers, Oscar
L. Frith, Jr. and Kenneth G. Frith. She is survived by her husband, Charles
E. Scott; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny L. and Pam Scott; grandchildren,
Brian Scott, Zak and Sonja Scott and Charles Scott; four
great-grandchildren, Justin, Isis, Alex and Clay Scott; her mother, Rosa M.
Frith; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Rev. Jack Miller;
sisters-in-law, Polly Frith and Helen Frith. Funeral services will be held
10 a.m. Thursday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel by Rev. Jack Miller and Rev.
Kenneth Patrick with burial in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive
friends after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel.


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WELTON, Jeanette D., (Bumpy), 45, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, April
19, 2000. She was born in Roanoke, Va. to Mary A. Hicks Welton and the late
Charlie E. Welton. She was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church, where she
served with the Hospitality Ministry. She was employed with Carilion Burrell
Nursing Center for ten years. Survivors include her mother, Mary H. Welton;
one son, James Steven (Kim) Welton of Hampton, Va.; two daughters, Pamela
Smith and April Welton, both of Roanoke; three brothers, Charles Welton,
Jr., Floyd Welton, Sr. and wife, Connie, both of Roanoke and David Welton of
Lynchburg; sisters, Bernice (Willie) Glasby of Hampton, Va., Clara (Lyldurn)
Adams and Carolyn Reed, all of Roanoke; grandchildren, Nakiya Smith, Juan
Welton, Jamel Hale, Malik Welton and Carlos Board, Jr.; devoted friends,
Inshirah Sabree and James Logan of Roanoke; nieces, nephews, other relatives
and friends. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 11
a.m. at Hill Street Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Stone officiating.
Interment will follow in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive
friends 1 / 2 hour prior to the funeral hour at the church. Friends may call
at Serenity Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.


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WHATELY, Mildred Crews, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2000. She
was the widow of Thomas L. Whately and a member of Raleigh Court
Presbyterian Church. Surviving is a sister, Shirley C. Whitenak; a stepson,
Thomas L. Whately, Jr.; stepgrandchildren, Thomas L. Whately, III and
William E. Whately; nieces and nephews, Elaine Batton, David C. Waltz,
Michael S. Waltz, Richard C. Waltz, Gary Whitenak and Gale Holbrook.
Graveside services will be in Evergreen Burial Park 1 p.m. Friday, April 21,
2000. Dr. F. Tupper Garden will officiate. The family will receive friends
at Oakey's South Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to
the Salvation Army or the Roanoke City Rescue Mission. Arrangements by
Oakey's South Chapel.


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WILLIAMS, Lawrence Arthur Jr., 35, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, April
18, 2000. A native of Roanoke, Mr. Williams was a hair stylist for a number
of years and a member of the Pilgrim Baptist Church. He was preceded in
death by his mother, Shirley S. Williams. He is survived by his father,
Lawrence A. Williams, Sr.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Deborah and Clifton
Staples of Roanoke and Pier Lawrence-Flack of Laurel, Md.; stepsisters and
brother-in-law, Sophia Williams of Roanoke and Sherry and Joseph Boswell of
Spokane, Washington; stepbrother, Sidney Williams of Colorado Springs,
Colo.; aunts and uncles, Helen and Andrew Hooper, Katherine Whitten of
Washington, D.C., Eloise Deane and Mary Scales, both of Roanoke, Teresa and
Tommie Willoughby of Roanoke, Ann Lemon and Janie Adelo of Hampton and
Charles Williams of New York; nieces, Amichia Williams and Elle A. Flack of
Laurel, Md.; nephew, Demar Williams of Roanoke; and a host of cousins,
relatives and friends. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 2
p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church with Rev. Dwight O. Steele officiating. The
family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the funeral service.
Friends may call at Serenity, Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8
p.m. The family will assemble at 2721 Clifton Street, N.W. Saturday, 12 noon
for the funeral cortege. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.


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ZLENDISH, Tony, 86, formerly of Roanoke, died Monday, April 17, 2000. A
graveside funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, April 21 at Sherwood
Memorial Park. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.


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Bedford Franklin Obituaries


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CARTER, Grover Gilbert, (King), 73, of Bedford, died Tuesday, April 18,
2000. Funeral service 11 a.m. today at Trinity Baptist Church. Arrangements
by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford.


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FORD, Allan Parks Jr., 53, of Bedford, died after a short illness Wednesday,
April 19, 2000. He was born March 8, 1947 in Roanoke, a son of Allan Parks
Ford, Sr. and Louise Preston Ford of Bedford. Mr. Ford went to high school
at Randolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal, Va. and he attended Emory and Henry
College. He was a very talented artist who loved nature. In addition to his
parents, he is survived by uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ford,
Sr.; and his cousins, Dr. W. Clayton Ford, Jr., Mrs. Victoria Ford McFarland
and Mrs. Elizabeth Ford Hampton. Memorial contributions may be made to Main
Street United Methodist Church. A graveside service will be conducted
Friday, April 21, 2000 at 2 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. David T.
Forrest and the Rev. Dr. Carl H. Douglass, Jr. officiating. The family will
receive friends anytime at the home of Louise and Allan Ford, 1335 Boone
Drive, Bedford. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory,
Bedford, 586-3443.


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HOFAWGER, Harold Danny, 60, of Hardy, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2000.
Arrangements by Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.


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HOLDREN, Ethel Craig, 84, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2000.
Graveside Saturday, 10 a.m., Montvale Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the home of the daughter, Elizabeth Davis, 1029
Piedmont Street, Bedford. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.


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SANDERS, Ronnie Eugene, (Cowboy), 53, of Rocky Mount, died Tuesday, April
18, 2000. He was preceded in death by his father, John Sanders. Surviving
are his wife Susan Anne Sanders and his mother, Susie Sanders, both of Rocky
Mount; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Mary Sanders of Callaway, Joe
and Teresa Sanders of Rocky Mount; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law,
Claude Beckner, Jr. of Rocky Mount, James Beckner of Callaway, Bobby and
Brenda Beckner of Callaway, Virginia and Billy Akers of Callaway; his best
friend, Rudolph Stanley of Rocky Mount; several aunts, uncles, nieces and
nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m.
Friday with Elder Claude Beckner and Elder Alan Carter officiating.
Interment will follow in the Guilliams Family Cemetery. Friends may call
after 3 p.m. Thursday with the family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at
Flora Funeral Service, South Main Street, Rocky Mount.


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New River Obituaries


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DAVIS, Henry Alexander Jr., 65, of Pulaski, died Monday evening, April 17,
2000 in the Burrell Nursing Center, Roanoke. He was born in Pulaski County
on September 11, 1934 and was the son of the late Henry Alexander Davis, Sr.
and Effie Robertson Adams Davis. Surviving are sons, Terry Allen Davis of
Galax and James D. Davis of Pulaski; sisters, Louise Harris of Libertyville,
Ill., Iris Pennington of Barren Springs and Elizabeth Seagle of Dublin;
brothers, Joseph Davis of Richmond, Mark Davis of Hopemill, N.C., James Roy
Davis of Bassett and Kyle (Bobby) Davis of Roanoke; two grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel
with the Rev. Dale Akers officiating. Burial will follow in the Draper's
Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery, Wythe County. Visiting will be
Wednesday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6
until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.


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EVANS, Jerry Lee, Sr., 60, of Dublin, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2000.
Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home, Radford.


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PATTESON, Lucille Jane, 88, of the Wolf Creek Community near Narrows, died
Tuesday, April 18, 2000 in the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. A
lifelong resident of Giles County was born on Wolf Creek on April 11, 1912
and was the daughter of the late William Crozier and Carrie Hale Patteson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John
G. Patteson and William B. (Pat) Patteson; a sister, Virginia Madeline
Patteson. She was a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Nursing
and was a retired nurse in the medical department of the Celanese Fibers
Company Plant at Narrows after 46 years of service. She is survived by a
sister, Clara C. Patteson, Narrows; a brother, Crozier E. (Cody) Patteson,
Narrows; three nieces and two nephews; and very special great-nieces and
nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 21, 2000 at 3 p.m. in
the chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Rev. Kimball Jones
officiating. Burial will follow in the Patteson Cemetery on Wolf Creek near
Narrows. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service in
Narrows, Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.


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State Obituaries


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BURCHETT, Madelene Goodson, 88, of Ivanhoe, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000.
Funeral 2 p.m. Friday at the Reese Funeral Chapel in Austinville. Visitation
Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.


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GROGAN, Evelyn Spears, 75, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000.
Graveside service Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville 11 a.m. Friday, April
21. Arrangements by Norris Funeral Services.


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JOHNSON, Clara Vest, 92, of Covington, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000. Funeral
services 2 p.m. Thursday at Covington Baptist Church. Arrangements by Loving
Funeral Home, Covington.


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KITTS, Nona Quillen, 86, of Bowling Green, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000.
Funeral 2 p.m. Friday at the Newberry Funeral Chapel in Bland. Visitation
Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


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McGRAW, Ed, 71, of Wise, died Monday, April 17, 2000 in St. Mary's Hospital.
Born in Roanoke and was employed by C & P Telephone Company before being
transferred to Norton, where he retired. He was a member of the Telephone
Pioneers of America. He was a former President of the local March of Dimes
Chapter and a former Boy Scout Leader. He was a veteran of the Korean
Conflict having served in the U.S. Navy. Surviving are his wife, Vernell
McGraw of Wise, Va.; daughters, Tamara Steffey of Wise, Va. and Yolanda
Mefford of Big Stone Gap, Va.; son, Audie McGraw of Norton, Va.; fourteen
grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two
stepgreat-grandchildren; sister, Martha Houseman of Big Stone Gap, Va.
Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Thursday in the Hagy Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Allen Culbertson officiating. The family will receive
friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to services. Graveside committal
services will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens,
Roanoke, Va. Hagy Funeral Home of Norton in charge of arrangements.


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MUSSER, Dora Adams, 86, of Marion, widow of Wiley Thomas Musser, died
Wednesday, April 19, 2000 in Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home. She is
survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Pauline and Jim Kirk of
Christiansburg, Virginia and Judy and Robert Barbre of Marion, Virginia;
three sons and two daughters-in-law, Otto Musser of Radford, Virginia, Bill
and Patsy Musser of Marion, Virginia and David and Jeanie Musser of
Winston-Salem, North Carolina; one brother, Elmer Adams of Manassas,
Virginia; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services
will be held Friday, April 21, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.
Burial will follow in West Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations
may be made to the Hospice of Smyth County, P.O. Box 843, Marion, Va. 24354.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at
Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Musser
family.


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ROBERSON, Kyle T., 42, of Stuart, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000. Graveside
service 2 p.m. Thursday at Patrick Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Moody
Funeral Services, Inc.-Stuart.


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TAYLOR, Hazel John, (Paw T), 88, of Clifton Forge, died Wednesday, April 19,
2000. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at the Nicely Funeral Home Chapel in Clifton
Forge, Va.


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WILLIAMS, Jeffrey Lee, 44, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000.
Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at Collins Funeral Chapel, Bassett.


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Out-of-State Obituaries


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COOPER, Lawrence Eugene, (Gene), of Covington, La., passed away on Monday,
April 17, 2000 at 9:59 p.m. Beloved husband of Mariam "Lucille" Cooper;
father of Anthony Stephen Cooper, Clifton Graybill Cooper, Christopher
Eugene Cooper; son of the late Oscar Milton Cooper and Annie B. Green Cooper
Lancaster; stepson of the late Tazwell Lancaster; brother of Allen Lancaster
and the late Richard Lancaster and Harold Cooper. Also survived by four
grandchildren. Age 72, a native of Roanoke, Va. and a resident of the New
Orleans area for 27 years and of Covington for the past eight years. He was
a member of Franco's Athletic Club and an avid tennis player, retired
Director of Security for Tulane Medical Center. Relatives and friends of the
family are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, April 20, 2000
at 7 p.m. from the chapel of E. J. Fielding Funeral Home, Inc., 2260 W. 21st
Avenue, Covington, La. 70433. Visitation from 5 p.m. until service time. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Abita
Springs, 72285 Gurtner Drive, Abita Springs, La. 70420.


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SIMPSON, Mabel G., 93, of Atlanta, Ga., died March 19, 2000. She was the
widow of Hugh H. Simpson. She lived in Newport News for many years where she
taught in the public schools. She moved to Atlanta in 1985. She was very
active in church affairs until her death. She is survived by a daughter and
son-in-law, Rowena and Edwin Renn, Jr.; a sister, Irma Camper of Botetourt
County; grandchildren, Edwin Renn, III of Chapel Hill, N.C., Rebecca Renn
Fleming of Stockridge, Ga., Tina Renn O'Kelley of Niger, West Africa and
Atlanta, Ga.; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorial service at the graveside, Mill Creek Cemetery Friday, April 21,
2000, 3 p.m., by Rev. Robert Smith. Local arrangements by Eagle Rock Funeral
Home.

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