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Subject: [VA-TAZEWELL] Clinch Valley News obits
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 16:32:32 -0400 (EDT)
If these are dups, I apologize, I'm losing track : o
May 23, 1952
William Carnaham Thompson, 80 years of age, the well known citizen of
Burkes Garden, died at his home Monday after an illness of several weeks.
He was a son of the late Rufus and Sallie Moss Thompson and he was born,
reared and died in the ancestral home, which was on the site of the potato
patch of the early survervor Burk, from whom the Garden derived it's name.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, the former Miss Ruth Fowlkes, of
Amelia County; two daughters, Alma and Betty, both of Washington DC; five
sons, Calvin, of Richlands; Howard of Springfield, Ohio; George, of
Washington DC, and Randolph and Lenden, both of Burke's Garden.
MRS HENRY PEERY
Mrs. Henry Peery, postmaster at North Tazewell, died Tuesday night in a
Bluefield Hospital, where she had been a patient for nine weeks. Mrs.
Peery was a daughter of Henry C. and Victoria Peery Groseclose of Ceres,
Bland County and she was connected with many of the prominent families in
this section. She was an alumnus of Martha Washington College, and came
to North Tazewell as a teacher in the Clinch Valley Academy and married
Mr. Peery in 1906. Mrs. Peery was named postmaster in 1936 and held the
position continuously. Mrs. Peery is survived by her husband, a daughter,
Mrs. L. A. Moser, of Eleanor, WV and a son C. H. Peery III; technician for
the Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries, Tazewell; two
sisters, Mrs. A. B. Woolwine, Ceres, Va., and Miss Mabel Groseclose, of
Ceres, and a brother, Major W. T. Groseclose, of the Kentucky Military
Institute at Lyndon, Kentucky. Funeral services will be held at the North
Tazewell Methodist Church Thursday afternoon with the pastor, the Rev.
William Jelf in charge, assisted by the Rev. W. L. Pickering, pastor of
Main Street Church. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery. Active
pallbearers will be Glenn C. Peery Jr., Thomas Hurst, J. O. Graham, Sam J.
Thompson, C. Henry Harman, Jr., H. C. Groseclose II, and Captain Thomas
March 22, 1978
MANDY BLANKENSHIP WESS DOTSON
Mrs. Lonnie (Mandy Blankenship Wess) Dotson, 82, of Pounding Mill died
Sunday afternoon March 19, in a Richlands hospital following a long
illness. Born in Buchanan Co., she was the daughter of the late Isaac and
Virginia Cooper Blankenship and was a member of the North Springs Regular
Baptist church at Wolford. Survivors other then her husband include, one
son, Troy Wess of Hurley; three daughters, Mrs. Laura Wimmer of Whitewood,
Mrs. Creed (Lula) Rife of Pounding Mill and Mrs. Hence (Roxie) Lester of
Jewell Ridge; 29 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. Funeral
services will be conducted today at 11 am from the community Holiness
Church at Whitewood with Rev. Ancil Childress and Rev. Orville Hacker
officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery at Whitewood.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Buchanan County Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
MRS. VIRGINIA (GENE) BOYD
Mrs. Virginia (Gene) Boyd, 61 of Star Rt. Raven, died Sat. night in a
Richmond hospital following a long illness. Born in Buchanan Co, she was
a daughter of the late Wick and Alta Stevenson Ferrell. She was a member
of the Bethel Assembly in Richlands. She was preceded in death by her
husband, one son and three sisters. Survivors include five sons, Harold
Boyd of Richlands, Arthur Boyd of Chesterfield, Clarence Boyd Jr, of
Claypool Hill, Ray Boyd of Kannaplis NC and David Boyd of Richmond; eight
sisters, Mrs. Charles (Flora) French of Richlands, Mrs. Otis (Hazel)
Hylton of Tazewell, Mrs. Estel (Margarie) Moore of Rochester IN, Mrs. Carl
(Mary) Honaker of Star Rt., Mrs. John (Caroline) Davis of Raven, Mrs. Paul
(Maze) Boardwine of Pulaski and Mrs. Margaret Wilkes of Ross Ga, three
brothers, Josh Ferrell of Raven, Harry Ferrell of Oakwood and Sam Ferrell
of Butte MT.; eight grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were
conducted Tuesday at 11 am at the Buchanan Co Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Stanley Morris officiating. Interment followed at the Ferrell Family
Cemetery at Star Rt.
Sept. 6, 1978
MRS. MINNIE K. VENCILL
Mrs. Minnie K. Vencill, 72, of Bel Air MD, formerly of Tazewell died early
Wed. morning Aug. 30, at Fallston General Hospital, Fallston, MD following
a lenghty illness. She was born in Russell County and was a daughter of
the late Isaac Newton and Nancy Elizabeth Vencill Lester, both Russell
County natives. She had made her home in the Bel Air are for the past 17
years and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Bel Air. In
addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer
J. Vencill, July 2, 1969. Survivors include three daughters, Miss Lena I.
Akers of Forest Hill MD, Miss Katherine Vencill of the home, Mrs. Mattie
Cullum of Bel Air MD., three sons, James Harold Vencill of Bel Air MD,
Robert W. Vencill of Fairfax, Carl J. Vencill of Forest Hill MD; two
brothers, Hugh B. Lester of Troutdale and Arland Lester of Abingdon; 15
grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. Funeral services
were conducted Sat. at the Hurst Scott Funeral Home chapel with Rev.
Banner Taylor. Interment followed in Greenhills Memory Gardens at
Claypool Hill. Pallbearers: Aldean Roberts, Leon Sword, Clayton Vencill,
June Vencill, E. J. Vencill, Bobby Bauswell Jimmy Vencill and Warren
THOMAS RICHARD LAWSON
Thomas Richard Lawson 62, died Sunday in a Marion hospital. He is
survived by his wife, Elsie Faye Lambert Lawson; three daughters, Mrs.
Edward Bane (June) Gregory of Tazewell, Mrs. Jimmy R. (Juanita) Shrader of
Spartanburg, SC, Mrs. Nancy Bennett of Marion; three sons, Kenneth R.
Lawson and Richard E. Lawson, both of Rocky Gap, Thomas L. Lawson of
Marion; one sister, Miss Mae Lawson of Jacksonville, FL; eight
grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were
conducted Wed. at 2pm from teh Honaker Baptist Church in Rocky Gap, with
the Rev. R.T. Newton and Rev. Payne officiating. Burial followed in
Grandview Memory Gardens on Bluefield Tazewell road. Barnett Funeral Home
in Marion were in charge of arrangements.
Lawrence Mullins, 81, of Paynesville was dead on arrival at a Grundy
hospital, Wed. night following a long illness. Born in McDowell County,
he was a son of the late William and Betty Gross Mullins and was a retired
foreman for a tree-trimming company. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Holly
Mullins of Paynesville; three daughters, Mrs. Weddle (Sadie) Harrison of
Bradshaw, Mrs. Leonard (Ada) Justice of Tazewell and Mrs. Ernest (Patsy)
Mullins of Bradshaw; one brother, Charlie Mullins of Paynesville; one
sister, Mrs. Susie Runyan of Stone KY; nine grandchildren and 10 great
grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1pm Sat. at the Mary Lou
Regular Baptist Church with Elders Hassell Estep, Hall McClanahan and
Ralph Klein officiating. Burial followed in the Mullins Cemetery on State
Line Ridge near Paynesville. Virginia Funeral Home were in charge of the
Nov. 17, 1982
Robert Lee Bandy, 84, of Route 1, Bandy, died Nov. 13, in an Abington
Hosptial. His death was attributed to natural causes. He was a son of
the late Thomas C. and Maggie Pruett Bandy. He was a native of Tazewell
County and had lived most of his life at Dix Creek. He was a member of
the Dix Creek Advert Christian Church where he had served as Sunday School
superintendent and song leader for many years. He was a retired employee
of the Pocahontas Fuel Co. Five brothers and two sister preceded him in
death. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ruth Sizemore of Bandy, and several
nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 15 at 11 am from
Peery and St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Carl
Gross and the Rev. Leonard Lester officiating. Burial followed at the
Grandview Memory Gardens on the Bluefield Tazewell Road. Nephews served
as Pall bearers.
ETHEL CARNELIA CHILDS
Mrs. Julius L. (Ethel Carnelia) Childs, 78, of Princeton, died Sat.
afternoon, Nov. 13 in a Princeton hospital after a long illness. She was
a member of the Rogers Street Community Church, had lived in Princeton the
past 32 years, coming from Pocahontas. Born in Jenkinsjones, she was a
daughter of the late Braxton and Nancy Elizabeth Byrd. Survivors include
three sons, Lee Elwood Childs, of Texas, Roger Hampton Childs of
Maryville, Tn, and Ricky Allen Childs of Ingleside; six daughters, Mrs.
Zolie (Ruth) Popp of Wolfe, Mrs. Roby (Grace) Lail of Pocahontas, Mrs.
Hampton (Viola) Wooldridge of Pageton, Mrs. Lathora (Betty) Meeks of
Princeton, with whom she made her home, Mrs. Arthur (Peggy) Hill of Seale,
AL, Mrs. Tracy (Patsy) Holdren of Glenwood Park; two sisters, Mrs. Narnie
Terry of Ohio, and Mrs. Pearl Parks of Roaring River, NC; 33 grandchildren
and 35 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov.
15 in the Rogers Street Community Church with Rev. Gene Pennington
officiating. Burial was in the Mount Horeb Cemetery on the Ingleside
Road, Princeton. George W. Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton was in charge
Beulah C. Flannery, 73, of Route 1, Cedar Bluff, was dead on arrival Nov.
14 at a Tazewell hospital. Her death was attributed to natural causes.
Born at War, she was the daughter of the late Floyd M. and Margaret Shaw.
She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include her husband,
Franklin W. Flannery of Route 1, Cedar Bluff; one son, Paul Jessie Shaw of
Richland; one sister, Rita M. Cochrane of Route w, North Tazewell; four
grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one brother. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 16 at 2pm at Greever
Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Harlan Hess and the Rev. H.
D. Hampton officiating. Interment followed in the Grandview Memory
Gardens on the Bluefield-Tazewell Road. Friends served as pallbearers.
George D. Graham, 64, of the West Virginia Manor in Bluefield, died Wed,
Nov. 10, at a Salem veterans hosptial after a long illness. He was born
in Tazewell County, and was a son of the late John W. and Sarah Earls
Graham. He was a former employee of Coppinger Machinery Service and a US
Army veteran of WWII. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Gladys Edmonds of
North Tazewell, and four brothers, Shields Graham of Bluefield Va, Frank
Graham of Yukon, William Graham of North Tazewell and John B. Graham,
address unknown. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Nov. 12, Chapel
in Bluefield with Rev. Max Linkous officiating. Burial was in Grandview
Memory Gardens on Bluefield-Tazewell Road. Pallbearers: Dale Graham,
George Graham, Jime Graham, Leman Davis, Garnet Yates and Jim Asbury.
March 5, 1980
Louella Harman, 93, of Rt. 2 Box 368, North Tazewell, Va., died Monday in
a Tazewell hospital after a long illness. Born in Tazewell County, Va.,
she was a daughter of the late Ben and Electra Arnette Thompson Harman.
She was a member of the Mr. Zion Methodist Church on Bluefield-Tazewell
Road. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Arnette McClanahan of North
Tazewell. Funeral services will be conducted today at 2pm at Dudley
Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, Va., with Rev. Ray Amos officiating. Burial
will follow in Grandview Memory Gardens on Bluefield Tazewell Road.
Pallbearers will be Darrell McClanahan, Keith McClanahan, Tommy Bailey,
Ben Bailey, Jr. Eddie Puckett and L. E. Puckett.
VIRGINIA OSBORNE SPRACHER
Mrs. Virginia Osborne Spracher, of 317 Tazewell Ave., Bluefield Va., died
Sunday morning at her home of an apparent heart attack. She was born in
Columbus, Ohio, daughter of the late Thomas A. and Louise Osborne. She
was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Spracher. A retired
Tazewell County elementary school teacher, she was a member of National
Retired Schoolteachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Society
International, and St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Bluefield, Va. Surviving
are a sister, Mrs. Bus (Ann) McNeer, a brother, William E. Osborne, both
of Bluefield, Va. several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be
held today at 11 am at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, with Rev. V. E.
Zimmerman officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery,
Bluefield, Va. Pallbears will be Ralph Hughes, J. Barnes Gillespie, J. H.
Barnes, B. L. Walk, Okey Yost, Edward Thornbury, Ralph Holmes, Kyle
Holmes. Graham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ROBERT LEE BEAVERS
Robert Lee Beavers, 76, of War died Sat. morning in a Bluefield hospital
following a short illness. Born Feb. 19, 1904 in Tazewell Va. he was a
son of the late Gus and Lillian Christan Beavers. He was a retired miner,
a member of Emanuel Baptist Church at War and a member of UMWA. Survivors
include his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Christian Beavers of War; one daughter,
Mrs. Ben (Boots) Miller of Tazewell; two grandchildren, Robert Lynn Miller
of Interprize, Ala., and Kevie Jane Miller of Tazewell Va.; one great
grandchild, Amanda Miller, of Interprize Ala. Services were conducted
Tuesday at 1 pm from the Emanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Leon Yost
officiating. Interment followed at the Grandview Memory Gardens on the
Bluefield Tazewell Road. Nephews served as pallbearers. Douglas Funeral
Home in War was in charge of arrangements.