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Obituaries – November 8, 2017

DENA B. REYNOLDS

Dena Booth Reynolds went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the age of 94.

Born in Patrick County on November 18, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Claude Edgar Booth and the late Mamie Rakes Booth and was married to the late William Edward Reynolds. She was also was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

She was a member of First Crossroads Baptist Church and along with her late husband, the owners of Reynolds Pastry Shop in South Boston.

Survivors include her sons, Cecil Lawson and Rocco Reynolds and wife Pam of South Boston; a grandson, Coy Lawson; and a brother, Edgar Lee Booth of Ferrum.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 4 at First Crossroads Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Ward officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.brookslyon.com.

Arrangements were by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, 115 Main Street, South Boston.

EDWARD G. HANCOCK

Edward Green Hancock, 101, of Collinsville, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Blue Ridge Manor in Martinsville.

He was born February 11, 1916, in Patrick County to the late William Henry and Nannie Lou Adkins Hancock. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Thelma Hollingsworth Hancock; and three sisters, Elise Wright, Myrtle Plybon and Lillian Garst; and a brother, Ernest H. Hancock.

He retired as a contractor/builder specializing in residential and commercial buildings. He attended Blackberry Church until his health started to decline.

He is survived by a sister, Thelma Plaster of Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Saturday at Roselawn Burial Park.

Family wishes to thank his caregivers, especially Melody Clifton and Jerry Plaster, along with others who cared for him 24 hours a day.

Memorial donations may be made to Blackberry Church.

Arrangements were by Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, 30 Riverside Drive, Bassett, Please sign the online guestbook at www.collinsmckeestonefuneralhomebassett.com.

 

IRENE F. HUDSON

Irene (Ena) Fulcher Hudson, 93, of Bassett, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at SOVAH Hospital in Martinsville.

She was born November 22, 1923, in Patrick County to the late Albert M. and Lelia Plaster Fulcher. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Bryant “Cadillac” Hudson; her son-in-law, James Yale; three sisters, Lillian Merchant, Edith Shively and Sue Thompson; a brother, James Fulcher; a niece, Donna Semones; and a nephew, Roger Shively.

She was a graduate of Bassett High School; was known for making drapes and quilting items for many people in the community. She was also the babysitter for many children of the neighborhood, family and close friends. She was the treasurer of both Oak Level Ladies Auxiliary and Busy Bee Gardening Club.

Surviving are her daughter, Ann Hudson Yale of Bassett; two sisters, Marie Morgan of Bassett and Iris Perry of Martinsville; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and 19 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home with Lane Perry officiating. Burial was in Henry Memorial Park.

A special thanks to family friends, Herman and Darlene Hale for always being there when needed and to her new friend, Donna Pilson, for helping take care of her these last few weeks.

Donations may be made to the Bassett Historical Society.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.collinsmckeestonefuneralhomebassett.com.

 

RICHARD T. McBRIDE

Richard Ted “Cotton” McBride, age 72, of Mount Airy, N.C., passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Patrick County on March 4, 1945, and was a son of the late William and Nancy Duncan McBride. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shannon Venable.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his devoted wife, Carol Pack McBride; one daughter, Susan Edwards; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Owens, Janie and Robert Bowman, Brenda and Thomas Gallant, and Patricia Beasley; and brothers, Haywood McBride, Jerry McBride, and Ricky McBride; and special friends, R. J. East and Lewis and Cathy Clement.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 4, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Chris McMillian.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Mountain Valley Hospice for the exceptional care they gave him.

ROLF V. SMITH

Rolf Victor Smith, age 87 of Stuart, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C.

He was born in Rocky Ford, Colo., on August 11, 1930, to the late Walter Smith and Marquerite Lutz Smith. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dale Smith and Paul Smith; and two sisters, Ruth S. Ridgeway and Anzia Smith.

He was an Army veteran and served his country during the Korean War. He was of the United Methodist faith, and spent his career as a national sales manager working in various locations around the United States. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary G. Perry Smith of the home; one daughter, Cynthia Suzan Hennes of Long Beach, Calif.; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Hennes of Los Angeles, Calif., Garrett Hennes of Long Beach, and John Hennes of Silverado, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Becky Harris (Jeff) of Patrick Springs and Rhonda Cooper (Charles) of Brentwood, Tenn.; three step-grandchildren, Nathaniel Harris of Patrick Springs, Perry Cooper of Knoxville, Tenn., and Bennett Cooper of Clemson, S.C.; a special cousin, Zina Lutz of Denver, Colo.; a brother-in-law, Harold Griffith of Rocky Mount, and several nieces and nephews.A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 10, at 7 p.m. at Sycamore Baptist Church with Pastor Gerald Melton officiating. Burial will be private. Military rites will be provided by the Patrick County Veterans’ Memorial Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church Friday evening.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27017; Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 18981 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart, VA  24171; or to Alzheimer’s Association, Patrick County Chapter, P.O. Box 1301, Stuart, VA  24171.

Arrangements are by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.Members of the Smith family would like to express their gratitude for kindness and great care shown to them and Rolf by the angels at Mountain Valley Hospice and at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home, the Patrick County Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and special caregivers; Tim and LeeAnn Seeley and Gerry Ferry. Your care and attention were much appreciated during this most difficult time.

 

EMERY L. WILLIAMS

Emery Lee “Bo” Williams, age 57, of Claudville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at his home.

He was born in Baltimore, Md., on August 13, 1960 to the late Raymond and Alice Lucas Williams. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Luther and Billy Ray Williams; a sister, Patsy W. Robinson; a niece, Lou Ella Lough; and a nephew, Ray Williams.

He was a loving husband and father, who was a hard worker and had an amazing sense of humor.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Penny Phillips Williams of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Travis and Martha Williams of Martinsville and Joshua and Brittany Williams of Ridgeway; two stepgrandchildren, Hunter Brown and Wiggie Brown; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Devere Yates of Fieldale, Doris Gillespie of Axton, Brenda and George Murray of Axton and Debbie and Dayton Musick of Richlands; one brother and sister-in-law, Raymond “Buddy” and Lynnette Williams of Bassett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Friday, November 10 at 2 p.m. at Patrick Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends following the graveside at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Emery Lee Williams Memorial Fund, c/o Moody Funeral Home, P.O. Box 307, Stuart, Virginia 24171.

Arrangements are by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

 

MASTON S. WILLIS

Maston Stuart Willis, age 86, of Ararat, Passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Woltz Hospice Home.

He was born in Patrick County on October 21, 1931, to the late Claud Willis and Ella Gwyn Willis Marshall. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brittany Hiatt; and brothers, Jess Willis and Hubert Willis.

He proudly served in the United States Army and was retired from Ballston Knitting Co. as plant manager. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Among the many who will always cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 60 years, Blanche Boyd Willis; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Tim Richards, and Debbie and Allan Spence; one granddaughter, Ashley Frith and husband Jacob Frith III; a grandson, Colby Spence; great-grandchildren, Grace Anderson, and William Anderson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sadie and Reid Smith, Bessie Williams, and Ruby and Jack Edwards; one brother and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and JoAnn Marshall, Shirley Willis, and Gracie Kincaid, a special friend, Dillard Nester, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, November 8) at Moody Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Billy Stegall. Burial will follow in Willis Gap Baptist Church cemetery with military honors by Patrick County Veterans’ Memorial Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends today at the funeral home two hours prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030.

The family expresses their deepest gratitude to caregivers, Teresa Stegall, Faye Fain, and the staff of the Woltz Hospice Home and Mountain Valley Hospice, for the wonderful care given to him.

 

MILDRED G. WRIGHT

Mildred Greer Wright, 79, of Bassett, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Danville.

She was born October 18, 1938, in Henry County, and was a daughter of the late Claude Thomas Greer and Julia Ann Jones Greer. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Leigh Wright; an infant son, Robert Thomas Wright; a brother, James Claude Greer; and two sisters, Nancy Greer Law and Peggy Greer Shelton.

She attended Bassett High School and had earned her GED. She was a homemaker. She was a member of The Church of God where she had served as the women’s missionary leader, secretary and treasurer for the church, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, song leader, soloist, CPMA Leader and ABM leader.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, John Wesley Wright Sr. of the home; one daughter, Julia Robbin Wright-Hartness of Danville; two sons, John Wesley Wright Jr. of Stuart and Jeffery David Wright of Bassett; two grandchildren, Charles Lee Saunders and Heather Renee’ Howard; five brothers, Larry Garton Greer, Kenneth Ronald Greer, Jerry Titus Greer, Harold Richard Greer, and Danny Lynwood Greer.

The funeral was held Monday, November 6, at Wright Funeral Service Chapel with Pastors Josie Foley and David Medlin officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park.

Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net.

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