Obituaries – May 17th, 2017



Jimmy (Jimbo) Moir Beasley, 74, a resident of Shady Grove Church Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C., died Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House.

He was born on March 30, 1943 in Stuart to Millard Beasley and Gladys Mary Collins Beasley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Denise Beasley; and four brothers, Leon Beasley, Jerry Beasley, Ricky Beasley, and Terry Beasley.

He was the owner and operator of Jimbo’s Service Station for more than 32 years.

On November 4, 1960, he married Billie Sue Hobson, who survives, of the home; also surviving are two sons, Tony Beasley and wife Amy and Randy Beasley and wife Janet, all of Winston-Salem; sister, Peggy Farabee and husband Leo of High Point, N.C.; and one grandson, Marcus Beasley.

A private family service will be held. The family visitation was held Monday at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.

Arrangements were by J.C. Greene & Sons Funeral Home, 10301 N NC Hwy. 109, Winston-Salem. Online condolences may be sent to



James “Bailey” Henderson, 87, of Chesapeake, died Thursday, May 11, 2017. He was born in Critz on November 11, 1929.

He is survived by his wife, Dixie Liles Henderson; two sons, Jim Henderson and his wife Terrie Campbell, his son, Christopher Henderson and his wife Janice Henderson; and his only daughter, Meg Henderson. He is also survived by a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his sister Evelyn and his brothers, RA and Doug.

Bailey attended Roanoke College on a basketball scholarship, and even played against the Harlem Globetrotters at one time. He was a double math and physics major and was a civil engineer. He worked in the construction industry for over 50 years. He owned Henderson, Inc. and also worked for Blair Construction in Gretna.

Always the athlete, he played basketball, football, swimming and tennis. He was known for his honest, hard working demeanor and did not retire until age 75. He built funeral homes, county courthouses, car dealerships and country clubs along with many houses and other commercial buildings.

Bailey and Dixie lived and worked in Atlanta, Ga., before returning to his hometown of Martinsville, where they lived for over 40 years. They moved to Lynchburg for six years before settling in Chesapeake near their daughter Meg.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to your local humane society as he had a deep love for animals.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18, in Oman Funeral Home, 653 Cedar Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23322. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.

A visitation will begin with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) in the funeral home. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the online guestbook at



Virginia (Jenny) Sue Gibson James, 73, of Salisbury, N.C., died peacefully Wednesday May 10, 2017 at her home in Salisbury.

She was born August 20, 1943 in Lumberton, N.C., to the late Walter Legrand Gibson and Sue Earl Dalton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stephen (Steve) A. James, and her two brothers, Bobby and David Gibson.

She grew up on the large family farm in Red Springs, N.C., and graduated from Hoke County High School in 1961. She then attended High Point College where she received her BA in education in 1965.  After college, she taught elementary school in Chase City and Lexington, N.C. After teaching six years, she adjusted her focus and went to work for the Department of Social Services in Lexington where she worked in the child welfare department.

From there, and in conjunction with a move back to farm life in Claudville, she worked an additional 20 years for Northern Hospital of Surry County as a social worker.She was a gentle soul who made friends easily and without prejudice. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother, and had a special gift for conversation. As a Christian she felt she best showed her faith by how she lived, and found comfort in her favorite verse, “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10a.Survivors include her sons, Shane Manuel and wife Debbie of Salisbury, and Judd Manuel and wife Amy of Thorne Bay, Ala.; a stepson, Brian James and wife Wendy of Wilmington, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth (Beth) Norris and husband Brian of High Point, N.C.; grandchildren, Josh Hulin and fiancée Allie Loannides, Ashley Thompson and her husband Michael, Brandon Morris, Benjamin James, Noah James, Callie Norris, and Owen Norris; and sisters-in-law, Shirley Gibson (Bobby’s wife),and  Melba Gibson (David’s wife).A gathering of friends and family was held Saturday, May 13, at her home. Those wishing to honor her memory are welcome to make donations in her honor to Rowan Helping Ministries (226 N. Long Street, Salisbury, NC 28144, (704) 637-6838).

Arrangements are by Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte. Online condolences may be made to


Joseph Neal “Joe” Marshall, age 37, of Galax, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.

Joe was born in Stuart on January 4, 1980, to Dennis and Opaleane Terry Marshall of Ararat.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Chrissy Lynne Bell Marshall; children Isabella Marshall; Cassidy Marshall and Briley Marshall, all of Galax; brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Jana Marshall of Meadows of Dan; maternal grandparents, Oneal and Oneeda Terry of Meadows of Dan; father-in-law, Randy Bell of Galax; nieces Lindsey Marshall and Jaelyn Bell; and nephews Jonathan Marshall and Tyler Marshall.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, May 16, at 2 p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Chapel with the Rev. Rick Lindamood and Jeffrey Marshall officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Vale Cemetery.

A guestbook is available online at



Glenn Edward Puckett, age 77, of Stuart, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Patrick County on February 20, 1940, and was preceded in death by his son, Ricky Glenn Puckett; his parents, George Washington Puckett and Rosa Dalton Puckett Bradford; and a brother, Frank Alvin Puckett.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, and had been the owner of Critz Grocery for the past five years.He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lorna Hylton Puckett of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Lisa Puckett of Blue Ridge; two grandchildren, Maison and Jordan Puckett; five siblings, Dottie Hopkins of Lexington, N.C., Arlene Schwalbach and husband Jim of Orlando, Fla., Rabbit Puckett and wife Margaret of Martinsville, Crystal Harris and husband Mavin of Woolwine, and Betty Jarrell and husband John of Orlando; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services were held Sunday, May 14, at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor John Franklin officiating. Burial was in the Horsepasture Christian Church cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting



Fedelia Corn Wood, age 86, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the Salem Health and Rehab Center.

She was born in Patrick County on February 12, 1931, and was a daughter of the late Samuel Corn and Mary Campbell Corn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Richard Wood Sr.; a son, Samuel Richard Wood Jr.; a sister, Jewel; and two brothers, Ervin and Akers.

She was a member of Stuart Primitive Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Spencer Scales and John of Martinsville; three grandchildren, Joseph Spencer and wife Kenyatta, Jason Spencer and wife Dana, Justin Spencer and wife Amanda; nine great-grandchildren, Joshua, Joel, Brayden, Harley, Paydence, Brooke, Haden, Victoria, and Johnathon.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Elder Gleason Worrell officiating.  Burial will follow in the Russell Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of her daughter, Carolyn Scales, 1206 Oakgrove Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112.

Online condolences may be sent to


Card of thanks

The family of Herbert H. Gammons acknowledges with grateful appreciation the kind expression of your sympathy.


Card of thanks

Perhaps you sent a lovely card,

Or sat quietly in a chair.

Perhaps you sent a floral piece,

If so, we saw it there.

Perhaps you spoke the kindest words

As any friend could say.

Perhaps you were not there at all,

Just thought of us that day.

Whatever you did to console our hearts,

We thank you so much, whatever the part.

The family of

Paul G. Layman