BARBARA C. BAUGHAN
She was born in Mount Airy, N.C., on September 12, 1930 in the old Memorial Hospital to the late J. Myron and Annie Sue Fulton Clark.
She graduated from Stuart High School in 1948, graduated valedictorian from Stratford Junior College in Danville, and received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Following marriage to Charles Baughan in 1954, and the arrival of four children, she kept the household and performed volunteer work for RJR- Patrick County Memorial Hospital. Other volunteer work included serving as English teacher for the Swaziland weavers when they visited Patrick County.
She worked as accountant for Clark Brothers Company from 1973-1978 and served as instructional assistant at Stuart Elementary School from 1978-1995.
In 1949 she became a member of the Colonel Abram Penn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which was founded by her mother, Annie Sue Fulton Clark. During her 68 years of membership, she held several offices including regent and registrar.
She was instrumental in establishing the Patrick County Historical Society and Museum in Stuart, where she was a volunteer and provided research for genealogy requests.
She contributed to the History of Patrick County, Virginia book published in 1999. Her contributions to the book included significant work on the sections covering medical services, the courthouse, the jail and churches in the county. She co-authored several publications of Patrick County records and archive materials.
Barbara was also a member of the Stuart Book Club for many years. She was a life-long Carolina Tar Heel basketball fan and avidly followed the team. She was active with a number of charities and was a devout member of Stuart United Methodist Church. She exemplified Christian values and Southern grace and she was deeply committed to family and community.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Clifton Baughan.
She is survived by her four children, Anne Criss and her husband Jim of Graham, N.C.; Clark Baughan and his wife Laura Rosenfeld, of Santa Fe, N.M.; Sarah Bowman of Ridgeway; and Mary Martin and her husband Toby of Spencer; and her beloved grandchildren, Allen and Lisa Bowman, Meredith and Katherine Martin, and great-granddaughter Leah Vaughn; and one brother, E. Fulton Clark of Stuart.
The family wishes to acknowledge the love and support given by her long-time caregiver, Brenda Shelton. Special thanks is also given to Linda Fain and Zoe Wagoner for their care and loving assistance..
The funeral service was held Monday evening at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Burial was on Tuesday, February 28 at Fulton Farms Family Cemetery, on Rt. 58 in the Nettle Ridge area. Tommy Shepherd, pastor of Stuart United Methodist Church, officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Patrick County Historical Society and Museum, P. O. Box 1045, Stuart, VA 24171.
ESTHER H. DAWSON
Esther Elaine Hiatt Dawson, 97, of Ararat, died at Northern Hospital of Surry County on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
Born on November 30, 1919 in Patrick County, and one of six daughters of the late William Marion and Mimie Gwynn Hiatt, she was a loving mother of five, working diligently to care for her family, cooking, gardening, sewing and knitting.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Garnet Calvin Dawson; a son, Bill Dawson; sisters, Virginia Hiatt, Margaret Leonard, Clara Meredith; Ruth Bowman and her twin sister, Eveyln Coulson.
She was a devoted member of Mount Bethel Moravian Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school.
She is survived by daughters, Rebecca Bradfield and Elizabeth Towe; sons, Porter Dawson and David Dawson; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Mount Bethel Moravian Church with the Rev. Charles Fishel officiating. Burial was in the church graveyard.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Mount Bethel Moravian Graveyard Fund, c/o Bonnie Ayers, 2119 Wards Gap Rd., Cana, VA 24317 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy, N.C. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
MICHAEL Z. HAZELWOOD
Michael Zane Hazelwood, age 71, of Stuart, died Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Blue Ridge Therapy Connection.
He was born in Henry County on April 11, 1945 and was a son of the late William Jackson Hazelwood and Edith Hall Hazelwood. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Craig.
Mike was a member of Big A Church of Christ. He was also a talented song writer, musician, and carpenter. He was a longtime member of The Dominion Bluegrass Boys and The Country Boys.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Don Richards of Stuart; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Jennifer Hazelwood, and Todd and Patricia Hazelwood, all of Stuart; six grandchildren, Michael Craig, Jessica Knowles, Eric Richards, Josh Hazelwood, Travis Hazelwood, and Hailey Hazelwood; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Darrell Hazelwood and wife Martha of Old Fort, N.C., Geraldine McPeak and husband Bob of Stuart, Lewis Hazelwood of Stuart, and Perry Hazelwood and wife Millie of Stuart; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Ilene Bolt of Stuart; and his best buddy, his dog Nikki.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday at Big A Church of Christ with Pastor Mark Wright and special speaker Eric Sheppard officiating. The burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
AUBREY D. NEWMAN
Aubrey D. Newman, age 81, of Daleville, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He was born on February 26, 1935 to the late Eugene and Violet Clifton Newman. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Moncella Gray, Violet Paunee Rorrer and Betty Ruth Jenkins; a brother, Cecil Newman; and a nephew, Mark Goard.
He graduated from Meadows of Dan High School in 1954 and served in the United States Army until 1957. He married Mavis Willis in June, 1957. He attended Indiana Tech and graduated with a B.S. degree in civil engineering in 1961, and retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) after 35 years of service.
He established and maintained the Bluebird Trail throughout Botetourt County, and enjoyed deer and turkey hunting. He attended Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Roanoke.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Mavis Willis Newman of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Joanne Newman of Jacksonville, Fla.; a granddaughter, Nichole Newman of Jacksonville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Garvin and Janice Newman of Florida, and Elroy and Iva Newman of Lynchburg; and three sisters, Wanetta Doss of Stuart, Nagatha Wirt of Christiansburg, and Evelena and Joe Dalton of Meadows of Dan.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 26 at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Burial was in the Lewis Family Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the Patrick County Veterans’ Memorial Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, 3106 Red Rock Road, Roanoke, VA 24015.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
- C. Nunn, 89, formerly of Ararat and Mount Airy, N.C, died in Atlanta, Ga., on February 23, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Virginia Jessup Nunn; his parents, Rufus and Verlie Nunn, brother Troy and sisters Thelma Mitchell, Grady Jackson, Lona Wilson, Eva Turney and Beulah Gibbons, and great-granddaughter, Eleni Moumouris.
He is survived by his son Donald R. Nunn, MD, DDS, and wife Laura Seidel, Esq. of Atlanta, Ga., and daughter Jewel Nunn Baldwin and husband Freddie Baldwin of Glen Allen; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was a veteran of World War II having served as an military policeman. He worked at Simmons Nissan for many years and enjoyed his hobby farm.
There will be a visitation for friends and family from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4 t Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. in the chapel with the Revs. Buford E. Jessup and Tim Burton officiating. Entombment will be in Skyline Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Flippin Memorial Baptist Church, Mount Airy, N.C., and Wieuca Baptist Church 3626 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, Ga.
HORACE D. SURRATT
Horace Dean “Bud” Surratt, age 80, of Ararat, N.C., died on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at Northern Hospital of Surry County.
He was born in Carroll County on May 12, 1936 and was a son of the late Ivy Olen Surratt and the late Ila Fay Hawks Surratt Cockerham.
He was a member of Little Mountain Baptist Church and was retired from Derby Hosiery.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Creed Surratt of the home; daughter Trish Knowles of Ararat, Va.; stepdaughter Amanda and David Herring of Ararat, N.C.; Ricky Dean Surratt and Richard Dean Surratt; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Patty Mauldin of Mount Airy, N.C., Norma Kearny of Pfafftown, N.C., and Doris Hawks and Ivalee Gunnell, both of Cana; brother, Carlos Surratt of Mount Airy and two nieces.
A graveside service was held Saturday at Peoples Church Cemetery with the Revs. Steve Johnson and Bill Watson conducting.
Arrangements were by Moody-Davis Funeral Home.
Ruth Williams, 79, of Mount Airy, N.C., died Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Central Continuing Care.
She was born in Patrick County on June 23, 1937 and was a daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison Hensley and Bertie Mae Handy Hensley.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, Rocky Williams and Travis Williams; a daughter, Connie Williams Greer; and two brothers, Harrison Hensley and Burton Hensley.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Ervin Williams; two brothers and one sister.
Graveside services will be held today (Wednesday) at Oakdale Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Terry officiating.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy.