Obituaries – April 19th, 2017



Nancy Foley Bousman, 87, of Henry, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital.

She was born on March 26, 1930, in Buffalo Ridge to the late William Arthur Foley and the late Clara LaPrade Foley. She was also preceded in death by husband, Carlton Bousman; brothers, Archie, Lloyd, Kermit, Fred, Earl, and Robert; and a sister, Vera Young.

She was a member of Fort Trial Baptist Church but attended Oak Level Baptist Church. She owned Apollo Tanning Salon in Rocky Mount

Surviving are her sons, Donnie, Leonard, Tim and Mark; daughter, Kim Sheppard; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Arthur, Jimmy, and Donald; sister, Eva Dale; several nieces and nephews and other loving family members.

The funeral service was held Monday, April 17, in the Bassett Funeral Service Chapel with Pastors Joe Glass and Eddie Hawks officiating. Burial was at Roselawn Burial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen, Dept. 41831, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.



Cheryl Wood Bowman, age 63, a resident of Cleveland, Tenn., and formerly of Stuart, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the family residence in Cleveland.

She was the daughter of the late Lillian Cockram Wood and Murray Wood. Her son, Larry Burton Bowman III and her sister, Glenda Wilkinson also preceded her in death.

She worked in textiles most of her life including at Perry Manufacturing and Bassett-Walker. She enjoyed traveling and all kinds of music, and was a member of the Five Forks Wesleyan Church in Stuart.

Survivors include her son, Eric Bowman and his wife Candice of Cleveland; grandchildren, Joshua and Nicholas Bowman both of Virginia Beach, and Zachery Bowman of Cleveland, her sisters, Myrna Swiney and her husband Jack of Hickory, N.C., and Phyllis Hubbard and her husband Sherman of Stuart; her brother, Maynard Wood and his wife Jeanette of Ridgeway; her longtime companion, Scott Ewald of Cleveland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A remembrance of life service was conducted Saturday, April 15, at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor Dave Henry officiating. Burial was in the Alex Cockram Family Cemetery in Meadows of Dan.

The family request that memorial contributions be made to the Kidney Research Foundation.

Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Chapel was in charge of the Tennessee arrangements. Share condolences and memories with her family at



Joe Terry Francis, age 79, of Penhook, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem.

He was born in Patrick County on April 18, 1937, to the late Joseph Wheeler Francis and Pearl Martin Francis.

Joe was a retired state trooper with the Virginia State Police with over 33 1/2 years of service. During his career he served in the Henry County, Chesapeake, and Suffolk areas.

He was a graduate of Appalachian State University, an avid bass fisherman, New York Yankee baseball fan, and loved NASCAR.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Chuck Anderson of Chesapeake; a son and daughter-in-law, Grant and Sharon Francis of Chesapeake; and four grandchildren, Rachel Anderson, Emily Anderson, Brittney Francis and Wesley Francis.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 20, at 11 a.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with the Rev. Tommy Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in the Patrick Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends tonight (Wednesday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.

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Noel Douglas Honeyman, 82, of Patrick Springs, died on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.

He was born on March 15, 1935 to the late Janet Welsh Hetherington and William Honeyman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Honeyman; one brother, John Honeyman; and one sister, Madeline.

Noel grew up in Colorado Springs, Colo., and moved to New York to serve in the United States Air Force. After serving in the military, he worked for Allenair Corporation in New York for over 40 years. He was also happily married to his wife Joan for over 40 years where they lived in Long Island, New York and raised their two children.

Noel and Joan liked to travel and fell in love with the lake at Goose Point (Bassett); they soon retired to Patrick Springs where they made lifelong friends. Noel enjoyed spending time with his family and friends as well as volunteering at the local Red Cross blood drive. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his son, William Scott Honeyman and wife Michelle; grandchildren, Victoria, Noel, Christine, and Cortney; one daughter, Jenece Noelle and husband David; and one grandson; David.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful community of Patrick Springs.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday April 19) at Providence United Methodist Church with Pastor Keith Vernon officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to Providence United Methodist Church, 1021 Providence Drive, Patrick Springs, VA 241332.

Arrangements are by Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Stuart. Online condolences may be made to the family at,



Linda Gale Hopkins, age 68, of Stuart, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at her home after a long illness.

She was the daughter of Barbara A. Hopkins, her devoted caregiver, and the late Paul J. Hopkins.

She had been a popular feature writer for The Enterprise in Stuart for many years, and had received many letters from its subscribers over that period praising her writing that included topics ranging from baseball, to Siamese cats, to thoroughbred race horses.

She had worked for J.P. Stevens Corporation for 11 years and later worked as the children’s librarian at Patrick County Library and at the library in Pilot Mountain, N.C. She had also been an interviewer for the Patrick County Project in the early 1980s that recorded oral history from many local residents of the area.

She was a devoted supporter of the Patrick Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.) and an advocate for the protection of animals of all types. She enjoyed reading, writing, and listening to music-from the Big Band era to the Beatles and especially Paul McCartney. When her health permitted, one of her favorite things was spending time at Myrtle Beach, S.C., a place she longed to return to almost until the time of her death.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are a brother and sister-in-law, David and Vada Hopkins of Stuart; two nieces, Andrea Hopkins of Stuart, Sondra Miller and her husband, Brian of Concord, N.C.; two great nephews, Alex and Draden; several cousins, aunts and uncles; and her devoted special friend, John Reynolds of Critz.

All services will be private, but those who wish to do are encouraged to make contributions in her memory to P.A.W.S., P.O. Box 743, Stuart, VA 24171.

Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is assisting the family.



Curtis Lee Martin, age 52, of Stuart, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

He was born in Henry County on May 24, 1964, and was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Randolph Thomas, and his stepfather, Ralph Williams.

He loved fishing, hunting and watching NASCAR racing.

Surviving are one daughter, Cassandra Dawn Martin of Woolwine; two grandchildren; three stepchildren, Angela Keith of Ararat, Joey Hutchens of Stuart and Barbara Lee of Virginia Beach; his mother, Nancy Martin Strothers of Stuart; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Carlis and Sharon Martin of Stuart and John and Robin Cheryl Rorrer of Stuart; three nieces; and a great-niece.

A graveside service was held Thursday, April 13 at Hanby Family Cemetery with Pastor Terry Martin officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Curtis Lee Martin Memorial Fund, c/o Moody Funeral Home, P.O. Box 307, Stuart, Virginia  24171.

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Carolyn Dell McMillian, 69, of Patrick Springs, died on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at her home.

She was born on December 13,1947, to Mary Ruth Vernon and the late Harvey Emerson.

She was a member of Stella Christian Church and was in the Army Reserves.

Surviving are her mother, Mary Ruth Vernon; one daughter, Kerri Bridges of Patrick Springs; one son, Jeffrey Lyle McMillian of Dobson, N.C.; one brother, Stanley Vernon of Richmond; and four grandchildren.

The funeral service will be private, and held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Stuart. Online condolences may be made to the family at



Allan Roger Payne, 74, of Stuart, died Sunday, April 16, 2017.

He was born on February 18, 1943, in Martinsville and was a son of the late John William Payne and Mary Magdalene Payne. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas Maynard Payne and Michael Darryl Payne.

He was of the Primitive Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Hedrick Payne of the home; sons, John H. Payne of Jamestown, N.C. and Allan R. Payne Jr. of Williamsburg; brothers, Jerry Lee Payne of Fieldale and Ronald Wayne Payne of Martinsville; and one grandson.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Norris Funeral Services Martinsville Chapel with Elder E.W. Hooven officiating. Burial will be at Goblintown Church Cemetery in Stuart.

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Mozelle Marshall Hawks Puckett, age 87, of West End, N.C., died Monday, April 10, 2017, at Forsyth Medical Center.

She was born in Patrick County on August 24, 1929, and was a daughter of the late Ulus and Elsie Dawson Marshall. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Garnat Hawks; her second husband, Otis Puckett; a stepdaughter, Louise Leonard; stepsons, Dwight Puckett and Danny Puckett; brothers, Owen Marshall, Milbern Marshall, John Marshall, and Herman Marshall; a sister, Ocie Nichols; and a stepgranddaughter Lynn Johnson.

Surviving are a daughter, Goldie Edwards; stepdaughters, Brenda Frye and Deborah Bowman; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Nellie Hiatt, Betty Gates, Hazel Easter and Velma Anders; brothers, Kenneth Marshall, Clyde Marshall, Billy Marshall and Clifford Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 14, at Doe Run Baptist Church by the Revs. Steve Pittman, Rayton Puckett, and Jennings O’neil. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home of Mount Airy, N.C. Online condolences may be made at



Frances J. Smith died on April 13, 2017.

She was the first of five children born to the late Everett L. and Ruby P. Janney, who lived in Patrick Springs. She was predeceased by her husband, William Harry Smith; two sisters, Evelyn J. Lawson and Mary J. Frazer; and a brother, Everett L. Janney Jr.

She retired from Martinsville City Schools in 1993.

She is survived by two sons, Robert K. Smith of Roanoke and William H. Smith II of Charlottesville; and two sisters, Elizabeth J. Gibbs and Charlotte J. Lawson.

A private graveside ceremony will be held at Roselawn Burial Park with the Rev. Rob Lough of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Discretionary Fund at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church at 824-826 Memorial Boulevard, Martinsville, Virginia.

Arrangements were by Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville. Online condolences may be made at