Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Wanda Marie Stuart


Wanda Marie Stuart, 68 of Roanoke, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020. She is preceded in death by her mother, Martha Washington Stuart; father, Robert Stuart; brothers, Henry Lee Price and Wilfred Stuart; and sister, Pearl Stuart. 

Wanda is survived by her daughter, Valerie Stuart; siblings, Hawthorne Stuart, Virginia Stuart, Cornelia Couch, William Stuart (Rosa), Helen Loretta Moore, Barbara Stuart, Martha Saunders, and Matthew Stuart (Debra); last remaining uncle, Joe Stuart; a host of nieces and nephews that were loved by Wanda as well; family friend, Mary Chapman; and special friend, Maurice Gordon. 

Pallbearers for the service will be Demario Smith, Donnell Smith, A.J. King, Jonathan King, Vincent King, Mandell Jones, Hawthorne Stuart, and Greg Stuart.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Leon Denson officiating. Interment will follow in the Stuart Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to LewisGale Emergency Room and doctors, Roanoke EMS, numerous caregivers and caretakers who cared so much for Wanda over the years, medical providers, clinicians, social workers, “Moms in Motion”, all those who contributed flowers, food, etc. to the service and repass, and to all of those who came to show their respects to our beloved Wanda.

Bobbie Showalter Slusher


Bobbie Showalter Slusher, 87, of Monroe, NC died on February 21, 2020 in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Mrs. Slusher was born in Iron Gate, VA on November 11, 1932. She was the daughter of Joseph Yount Showalter and Virginia Durham Showalter. She was a long-time resident of Alleghany County and Wise County, VA, operating numerous business enterprises with her late husband Paul, before moving to Monroe, NC in 1995. Mrs. Slusher served on the Virginia Small Business Advisory Board for eight years under Governors Jerry Baliles and Doug Wilder. She was an active member of Oakland Baptist Church in Monroe, NC.

Mrs. Slusher is survived by her son, Chris Slusher and his wife Annissa, stepson James Slusher and his wife Connie, stepdaughter Paula Feather and her husband Dan, stepdaughter Judy Handfield and her husband Jay, grandchildren Wyatt Slusher and Harper Slusher, special foster grandson Roman Hawkins, her brother Guy E. Showalter and his wife Wanda Moore, and beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Elsey officiating. Interment will follow in the Laurel Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the funeral home.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Bruce Avery Roberson


Bruce Avery Roberson, 57 of Floyd, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvis Hubert & Edna Roberson.

Bruce was a graduate from Floyd County High School. He was a talented artist, avid gardener, and a wonderful chef who enjoyed cooking and canning. He had a big heart, especially for working with the elderly, and greatly enjoyed working as a Certified Med. Tech at Commonwealth Senior Living. 

He is survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Leah & Luke Weber; son, Axton Carroll; grandchildren, Clay & Josie Weber; brother, Randy H. Roberson; sisters & brothers-in-law, Sharon & Bob Roseberry, Carlene Alvis, and Sheila & Rodger Kirtner; aunts, Reva Morrow and Helen Roberson; uncles, Glen Hansel Roberson and Oscar Garman, Jr.; and numerous nieces & nephews. 

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Dixie Lee Harris Whitlock Neighbours


Dixie Lee Harris Whitlock Neighbours, 81 of Floyd, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, William & Nora Harris; step-mother, Maude Harris; husband, Carol Neighbours; grandson, Corey Lee Newman; and brothers, Mack Harris & Joe Harris.

She is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, Roy & Ina Whitlock and Dennis & Karen Whitlock; daughters & son-in-law, Gladys Whitlock and Louise & Kenny Newman; grandchildren, Tabitha Whitlock (Chris), Jerry Whitlock, Gabriel Whitlock (Lianna Koberoski), Eric Whitlock (Ashley Taylor), Devan Newman (Jodi), and Bradley Newman (Michaela Kern); great-grandchildren, Desiree Whitlock, Cheyenne Whitlock, Christopher Whitlock, Tegan Whitlock, Blendon Sathoff, and Lucas Newman; sisters-in-law, Margaret Harris and Judy Sweeney (Barry); step-sister, Shirley Oliver (David) and her extended Neighbours family. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amedisys Hospice Care, 5221 Valleypark Dr #2, Roanoke, VA 24019.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Reneda Cox Shelton


Reneda Cox Shelton, age 79, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020. She was preceded in death by Husband, Arthur W. Shelton; Parents, Coy and Sylvia Cox; and Sister Mary Helen Bolt.

Survivors include Sons and Daughter-In-Law, Michael Shelton, David Shelton, Steve and Heather Shelton; Granddaughters, Allison Bishop Woods, Joci Shelton, Addie Shelton, and Amanda Lineberry; Brothers, Alfred Cox, Bobby Cox; and Sister Vada Sarsfield.

After growing up in Floyd County, Virginia and living near Christiansburg, Virginia, for more than 50 years, she lived the last year of her life at Commonwealth Senior Living in Christiansburg, making new friends and enjoying new and exciting experiences with her fellow residents. 

Reneda will be remembered as a remarkable wife, sister, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and always put the needs of the ones she loved above her own. She enjoyed visiting with friends, watching sports, being outside, and keeping her grandchildren as they grew. She commented often about raising three sons and then having three granddaughters, enjoying the best of both worlds. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clyde Bishop officiating. Interment will follow in the Captain George Quesenberry Cemetery. The family will receive friends from Noon – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Jerry Jonathan Duncan


Jerry Jonathan Duncan, 64 of Floyd, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Floyd Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Edsel Conner officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Troy Ervin Smith


Troy Ervin Smith, 99 of Indian Valley, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph & Misouri Hill Smith; his wife, Clarice Cox Smith; and daughter-in-law, Geneva Smith.

He is survived by his sons & daughter-in-law, Ronald D. Smith, Richard & Helen Smith, and Rickie Smith; grandchildren & spouses, Raymond & Marsha Smith, Elaina & Richard Graham, and Katrina Smith;  and great-grandchildren & spouses, Brittany & Samuel Burke, Justin & Katlin Smith ,Cassidy Graham and Mason Moles. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in the Indian Creek Cemetery with Military Rites by Grover King Post #1115 Hillsville. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Joyce Mitchell Manson



Joyce Mitchell Manson, 82 of Floyd, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas John Manson; and her son, Phillip Burton.

She is survived by her sons, Robert Burton and Harold (Jessica) Manson; and granddaughter, Amanda Lynn Manson.

As were Joyce’s wishes, her cremains will be buried in the Thomas Family Cemetery.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Mary Elizabeth Vest Conroy

Mary Elizabeth Vest Conroy, 59 of Pilot, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Joseph Conroy, Sr.; sons, Kenneth Joseph Conroy, Jr. (Heather) and William Christopher Conroy (Lisa Mickey); daughter, Ashley Renee Gainey (Bobby); grandchildren, Jasmine Rose Gainey, Danielle Mickey, and Elizabeth Crump; brothers, Ralph Vest, Melvin Vest, Elvin Vest, and Robert Vest; and sister-in-law, Doris Vest.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Timothy Hale officiating.                                                               

Friday, January 31, 2020

Carole Harris Mitchell


Carole Harris Mitchell, 75 of Floyd, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, Oden James & Lorane Hylton Harris; and her sister, Judy Dulaney.

She is survived by her husband, Kevin D. Mitchell; sons & daughter-in-law, Coy & Lucinda Mitchell, Clark Mitchell, and Kreg Mitchell; granddaughter, Amber Mitchell; sister-in-law, Melva Stultz; niece, Lisa Dulaney Sutphin; and nephew, Claude Stultz.

Per Carole’s request, services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Floyd County Volunteer Fire Department, Station 4 (Indian Valley), PO Box 33, Floyd, VA 24091 or to the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Fund, c/o Kevin Mitchell, 4028 Alum Ridge Road NW, Floyd, VA 24091.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Chester Harley Sowers



Chester Harley Sowers, 92 of Floyd, departed this life on January 29, 2020.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Claudine Thomas Sowers, and their four children: Martha Altizer (Jim); Rebecca Sowers, Joseph Sowers (Vickie) and Virginia Sowers (Tom Loper); four grandchildren: Suzanne Yearout (Monty), Wesley Altizer, Phillip Sowers (Melissa) and Amanda Lovelace (Daniel); and four great-grandchildren: Caroline, Jordan, Elias and Wyatt.

Additional survivors include his much-loved sister Joy Huff and his Thomas family in-laws; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; close neighbors, friends and his church family.

A long-time member of Little River Baptist Church, Chester served through the years as a trustee, deacon and Sunday School teacher. A WWII Veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy.

We remember our husband and dad as a man who tirelessly worked the land and generously shared the fruits of his labor.

The family extends its love and appreciation to the caregivers of New River Valley Carilion Hospice, especially Karen and Debbie; and to our caregiving neighbor Lara.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Little River Baptist Church with Pastor Bradley Turner officiating. Interment will follow in the Red Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel.

Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to NRV Carilion Hospice, 701 Randolph St., Suite 110, Radford, VA 24141 or to Little River Baptist Church.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Walter Robert Thompson

Walter Robert Thompson, 85 of Roanoke, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond & Nellie Thompson; brother & sister-in-law, Roy & Betty Thompson; brother-in-law, Chuck Salmon; and father-in-law & mother-in-law, Rufus & Newassa Conner.

Walter served in the United States Navy. He was a licensed pilot and flew many missions with the Civil Air Patrol. He was a member of Laurel Ridge Primitive Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores Scruggs Thompson; step-sons, Brian (LeAnn) Scruggs, Joseph (Bethanie) Scruggs; son, Shaun (Tina) Thompson; step-grandchildren, Conner, Adam, and Julien Scruggs, and Ryan Watson-Triplett; sisters, Sue Thompson, Nancy Mason, and Ellen Salmon.  

Funeral services will be held at  2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Timothy Crane officiating. Interment will follow in the Restvale Cemetery with Military Rites by the Floyd VFW Post 7854 and American Legion Post 127. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131, the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202, or the charity of your choice.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Susie Ann Overstreet


Susie Ann Overstreet, 71 of Willis, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy & Beatrice Goad; brother, Edward Goad; and sister, Geneva Walker.

Susie was a graduate of Floyd County High School. She was a faithful employee of Willis Village Mart for 22 years.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James E. Overstreet; sons, James Overstreet (Cheryl Polage) and Jonathan Overstreet (Karen Dixon); grandson, Nathan Overstreet (Brittany Shipley); brother, Roy Goad; sister-in-law, Carolyn Goad; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Noon on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the funeral home.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Stylite "Bridgette" Harmon


Stylite “Bridgette”  Harmon, 85 of Floyd, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Harmon; and son, Patrick Harmon.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Topeco Cemetery with Rev. Ronnie Sutphin officiating.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Andrew "Garrett" Hollandsworth


Andrew “Garrett” Hollandsworth, 74 of Riner, passed peacefully on Sunday, December 29, 2019.

He was born on January 3, 1945 to the late Collie & Myrtle Hollandsworth.

He is survived by his loving wife, Iva Dell Hollandsworth, as well as his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Captain George Quesenberry Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the funeral home.

Geneva Phillips Smith


Geneva Phillips Smith, 73 of Indian Valley, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Brady & Odell Phillips; four brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ronald D. Smith; son & daughter-in-law, Raymond & Marsha Smith; granddaughter & spouse, Brittany & Samuel Burke; grandson & spouse, Justin & Katlin Smith; sister & brother-in-law, Reba & Dorsie Montgomery; brothers & sisters-in-law, Bobby & Sylvia Phillips, Roger Phillips, Clarence & Bea Phillips, Jackie & Alice Phillips, Ronald Phillips, Elwood & Jo Phillips, and Timmy & Sandra Phillips; father-in-law, Troy Smith; brothers-in-law & spouse, Richard & Helen Smith, and Rickie Smith; several nieces & nephews; very special niece & spouse, Mary & Gordon Harmon.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the Indian Valley Church of God. Interment will follow in the Simpkins, Phillips, Turpin, Quesenberry Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the church.