Thursday, June 21, 2018

Bernard James Cox




Bernard James Cox, age 92, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2018 at Radford Rehabilitation Center.  He was born on January 20, 1926 to James P. Cox and Jessie Altizer Cox of Floyd County.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Bessie Hollandsworth Cox, sister, Effie Higgs, brothers, Russell Cox, Coleman Cox and Phillip Cox and an infant sister.
He is survived by four children and their  spouses; Brenda and Wayne Johnson, Sandra Rorrer, Donald and Debbie Cox, Wayne and Erma Cox; 14 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; sisters,  Reba Wade, Glenda DeHart; brother, Allen Cox.
He was a retired dairy farmer in Montgomery County and a disabled veteran of World War II having served in the Battle of the Bulge.
He was a faithful member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be held at Noon, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Valley View Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Larry Hollandsworth and Elder Raymond Goad officiating.  Interment will follow in the Cox Family Cemetery with Military Rites by the Army National Guard.  Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to Noon prior to the service at the church.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Benny Lee Lester


Benny Lee Lester, 77 of Floyd, went to his heavenly home Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Essie Weeks Lester; brother’s Billy and EJ; sisters, Bonnie, Jean and Peggy.

He is survived by his loving family, wife Annie Lester; daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Tim Wright; three grandchildren, Allison, Annalee and Andrew Owens; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Marie Lester; brother-in-law, Tazewell Altizer; sister-in-law, Florence Lester; many nieces and nephews; honorary granddaughters, Hannah Quesenberry and Madilyn Quesenberry; special friend Randy Moran;  numerous other  friends.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating with interment in the White Rock Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, June 8, 2018 at Maberry Funeral Home.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Mary Lee Casey Pratt


Mary Lee Casey Pratt, 88 of Salem, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, June 2, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Aldon Pratt; parents, James and Ida Casey.
She is survived by her children, Linda Jewel Blue, Buffalo Junction, VA,; Charles Clifford Pratt (Brenda), Elliston, VA,; Kenneth Lane Pratt, Salem, VA,; Lori Pratt Hale (Danny), Salem, VA,; Catherine Dawn Pratt, Salem, VA,; 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, brothers, Sidney Casey, Earl Casey, of NC,; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brian Gordon officiating. The interment will follow at the Pratt Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.


Friday, June 1, 2018

William "Bill" Moran





William (Bill) Moran, 76 of Floyd, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his parents Merritt B. and Hettie Pate Moran.
He is survived by his wife Eillen Moran; sons, Clay (Karla) Moran, Monty Moran; grandchildren, Zane Moran, Luke Moran; brother, Wayne Moran; sister, Linda Long.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2018 at Maberry Funeral Home with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating with interment in the Vest Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Maberry Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Central and Western VA Chapter  Alzheimer’s Association, 355 Rio Road W, Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA 22901(make checks payable to Alzheimer’s Association Central & Western Chapter).