Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cleo Sylvia "Lucille" Bishop

Cleo Sylvia "Lucille" Bishop, 74 of Floyd, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Arrangements pending.

Friday, August 11, 2017

O. Wesley Larsen

O. Wesley Larsen, 90, of Stow, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2017, surrounded by family. He was the loving husband of the late Frances Elizabeth Burnet Larsen.
Born in Chicago, Illinois on February 21, 1927, son of the late Oscar and Clara (Steen) Larsen. Raised and educated in Chicago, Wesley graduated from Norwood Park High School, class of 1945. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy, and was stationed in Alabama, where he assisted in helping soldiers return home when they returned from war. He later attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, Class of 1950. On April 24, 1954, Wesley and Frances were married, happily for forty-one years before her passing. Wesley worked as a Professional Industrial Hygienist for 25 years for Insurance Company of North America, Albany, New York, and later for Commercial Union Insurance Company in Boston, Massachusetts, retiring in 1992.
Wesley was first and foremost a family man. He lived for them, especially sharing his love of the outdoors, camping on Lower Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks, fishing, playing tennis and golfing throughout his life.
He is survived by his children Stephen B. Larsen and wife Amy of Fitchburg, MA; Rebecca L. Brave and husband Joe Don Brave of Pawhuska, OK; his two grandchildren Roland Wesley Larsen and Preston Samuel Brave; and his dearest companion Susan Hill, who he enjoyed playing bridge with. Wesley was predeceased by his second wife Margaret (Keener) who is survived by her children Carol S. Lacock and her husband Bob, of Quakertown, PA; Marti S. Cross and her husband Neil of Bellingham, MA; Ann S. Pratt and her husband Douglas of Leyden, MA; and Steve Snook and his wife Ann of Conway, MA and many loving step-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of the Life of O. Wesley Larsen will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Acton Congregation Church, 12 Concord Road, Acton Massachusetts, 01720. All are welcome to attend.
Gifts in his name may be sent to the Council on Aging, 509 Great Road Stow, MA 01775-1054.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Linda Motley officiating. The interment will follow in the Jacksonville cemetery.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

David A. Ingram




David A. Ingram, 88, passed away Saturday August 5, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was a native of Floyd Virginia. He was born on March 20, 1929 to the late John Homer Ingram and the late Effie I. Ingram. He was proceeded in death by his parents, a sister Elizabeth Franklin and 3 brothers Alvin, Robert and Bunion Ingram. 
Dave was a deacon at the New Beginning Church, Floyd Va. He was a avid reader of the Bible. He knew the word and would would engage in deep discussion of the scripture.
Dave had many hobbies which included wood crafting and collecting old coins. He loved to read and visit the sick and shut in. Dave met no strangers and always greeted all with a smile and conversation.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of over 70 years Pauline P. Ingram;  three daughters, Betty Vaughn (Jimmy) of Floyd Va ; Cynthia Via ( Roosevelt) of Roanoke Va ; Elaine Stuart (Tony) of Cranberry PA.  Two brothers John Homer Ingram Jr. of Fieldale Va. and Leroy Ingram of Columbus Ohio.  7 grandchildren Corey Via, Janeka Johnson (Thomas) , Jay Vaughn, Jeffery Vaughn, Charlotte  Churchwell (Anthony) , Joshua Stuart(Nikki) and Megan Stuart : 3 great grandchildren Jayden, Londyn  and Leon. He leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
 
A memorial service celebrating Dave's life will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday August 10th at the Mt. Zion Christian Church 115 Scales Rd. SE, Floyd Va. 24091. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Mt. Zion Church. 
The family of David Ingram express deep appreciation and gratitude for all acts of kindness shown during this sad time of bereavement. We thank God for each and everyone . May God richly bless you all for your thoughtfulness and keep the Ingram family in prayer.



Monday, August 7, 2017

Rhonda Turman Dalton



Rhonda Gayle Turman Dalton, 65 of Floyd, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, August 7, 2017.  She was preceded by her husband Venston T. Dalton; son, Thomas A. Dalton;granddaughters, Faith & Sarah Dalton,  parents, Payton E. and Julia D. McPeak Turman.
She is survived by her sons Venston Edward Dalton (Crystal Dalton), Vernon Allen Dalton (Frances Goad); daughter, Kathy Dalton Duncan (John Paul Duncan, Jr.); grandchildren, Amanda D. Buckner (Isaac), Christopher Duncan (Grace Alley), Venston Andrew Dalton, Katie N. Dalton, Landon Dalton, Justin Burcham, Brittany Burcham, Emma Brown, Lydia Brown, Dawson Brown; five  great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley A. Turman Stone; special friend, Sharon Pratt Miller. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Maberry Funeral Home with Pastor Vernon Dalton officiating with interment in the Alderman Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Maberry Funeral Home.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Carlton Wade "C.W." Turner



The Life
Carlton Wade Turner, born January 18, 1959. "C.W." as he was known attended and graduated from Floyd County High School in 1977. He grew up farming the land and had a passion for nature and the hard work that it encompassed. He was reared in Little River Missionary Baptist Church.  After driving the school bus for 33 years, he was well respected by many children and their parents. The landscape business led him to many acquaintances locally and nationally as attraction to the mountains promoted home building. When the winters in Floyd bring lots of snow and ice, he found joy in plowing snow long hours entertained by gospel music. The Blues was also one his all-time favorite and pleasurable genre of music. He loved to laugh and was a practical "jokester."
C.W. transitioned from this life on Monday July 31, 2017 at 12:05 p.m. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Gertrude P. Turner, Father, Sam P. Turner and Brother, Marvin O. Turner.  C.W. leaves behind a Sister, Gayle Maybin, Houston, TX, Brother, Bascil (Gwen) Turner of Roanoke, VA, Sister-In-Law, Rhonda (James) Turner-Holland, Floyd, VA, Nephews, Jason (Wendy) Turner, Wesley Turner, Carlton Murdock, Nieces, LaQuisha (Donald) Mitchell, Tia Murdock, Jai Briskey, Kia (James) Robinson, Best Friend, Melinda Touscany and a host of great nieces and nephews. The family extends a special thank you to the Good Samaritan Hospice staff.
Graveside service will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Little River Cemetery with Rev. Clinton Crump officiating  following a Visitation at Maberry Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Monday, July 31, 2017

Pete Williams


Pete Williams, 84 of Floyd, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Lewis-Gale Montgomery Hospital in Blacksburg, VA.  He was predeceased by his parents, Ida Fisher & Payton H. Williams; son, Stephen.
Pete is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia Yearout Williams; his sister Deane Harris; his children, Mike, Mark & Debbie, Scott & Lisa; and his grandchildren, Stephanie, Steve, Brian, Jennifer, Rob.
A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Floyd United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Johnson and Pastor Richard Harmon officiating.  The family will receive friends from Noon to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.  Burial will be private. Maberry Funeral Home is servicing the family.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Floyd United Methodist Church, 417 East Main Street, Floyd, VA 24091