Thursday, December 3, 2020

Alva Mae Harman


 

Alva Mae Harman, 88 of Floyd, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Nannie Harman; husband, Coy Harmon; siblings, Juanita Harman, Jerry M. Harman, Jr., Marie H. Williams; nephew, Dean A. Williams.

Alva Mae was a member of the Topeco Church of The Brethren, she worked at The Bank of Floyd for 40 plus years as a Book Keeper and she was a Fun Loving Aunt.

She is survived by her nieces, Annette W. King, Lynne H. Haskins (C.W.); nephew, Gregg Harman (Cathy); great niece, Stacie M. King; great nephews, Chad King (Kay), Mac Harman (Victoria), great-great nieces, Callie Eanes, Emma King; great-great nephew, J.D. King.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Topeco Church of The Brethren with Pastor Ted Turner officiating. The interment will follow at the Topeco Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Maberry Funeral home. 

Due to Covid 19 the family requests you wear a mask during services.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Winnie Alleene Martin Goad


 

Winnie Alleene  Martin Goad,  90 of Floyd, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Hite and Beulah Edna Simmons Martin; brothers, Talmadge Martin, James Martin, Travis Martin; sister, Anna Martin; nephew, Curtis Martin.

She is survived by her loving husband, Hugh Wade Goad; brother, Nelson Ferman Martin (Bonnie); sister, Elrica Kate Dalton (C.C. Dalton, Jr.); sisters-in-law, Mary Jo Martin, Rita Martin; Numerous nieces and nephews and special niece and caregiver, Julie Hubbard.

A Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Charles Hubbard officiating. Interment to follow in the Pleasant Hill  Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the time of the service. Due to Covid 19 the family requests you wear a mask during services.

 


Friday, November 27, 2020

Marvin Gordon Bishop

Marvin Gordon Bishop, 77 of Willis, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020. He is preceded by his parents, Troy & Verna Bishop; sister, Reva Scaggs; and brothers, Nelson and Marlin Bishop.

He is survived by his sister, Zelwood Weddle and friend, Gene Vaughn; brother & sisters-in-law, Jerry & Iola Bishop, and Vera Bishop; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2020 in the Big Sand Cemetery with Pastor James Bradley officiating. Masonic Services will be held by Masonic Lodge #329.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad, Station 4, P.O. Box 257, Floyd, VA 24091.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Nelson Ray Bolt

 

Nelson Ray Bolt, 89, was born in Christiansburg, VA. He enjoyed cattle farming, stock car racing, tending a large garden, making copper kettle apple butter with his family, traveling to Myrtle Beach and to the Smokey Mountains, deer hunting and trout fishing.

Nelson retired from the Radford Pipe Shop where he was a longtime employee. He was a member of the Buffalo Mountain Presbyterian Church in Willis.

He is the father to his sons and their wives, Alton Bolt and Gail of Troutville, and Donnie Bolt and Linda of Willis. He is grandfather to Jennifer Hicks and Matt; and great-grandfather to Waylon Walker Hicks, of Castle Hayne, NC.

He is also survived by his brothers and their spouses, Lance Bolt and Doris of Willis and Michael Bolt and Penny of Willis; sisters and their spouses, Nelda Sue Baker of Willis, Alma Faye Dalton and Geraland of Hillsville, and Gloria Jane Branscome and Jerry Ray of Pinnacle, NC; sisters-in-law, Sally Bolt of Snowsville, Patty Mae Bolt of Roanoke; brother-in-law, Victor Spangler of Hillsville.  

Nelson is the son of the late Dellas Lee Bolt and Alma Lee Alderman Bolt of Willis. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Vivian Magdalene Bolt; son, Gary Lane Bolt; and siblings, Doug Bolt, James Bolt, Maynard Bolt, Coy Bolt, Alton Junior Bolt, Cora Lou Goad, and Iris Spangler.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in the Willis Cemetery with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Willis Cemetery, PO Box 612, Floyd, VA 24091, 540-745-4549.

In this difficult time of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is requested that masks be worn and social distancing observed. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided at the cemetery by the family.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Lora Maxine Shearing

Lora Maxine Shearing, 80 of Floyd, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Claude Shearing; father, Lonnie Forren; grandparents, Alex Forren and Sally Knapp; and sisters, Janet Ayers and Margie Lilly.

She is survived by her sons, Mark Farley, Henry Farley, Joseph Farley, Johnny Farley, and Timothy Shearing; daughters, Bonnie Winter, Teresa Huff, Kathy Hopkins, Connie Goad, and Rose Shearing; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Mae Bolen; and special friend, Dottie Matthews.

Graveside services will be held at Noon on Monday, November 30, 2020 in the Laurel Branch Cemetery with Pastor Roy Bentley officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. - Noon prior to the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Harvest Ministries, P.O. Box 48, Willis, VA 24380.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Jeffrey Mark Reed, Sr.

 

Jeffrey Mark Reed, Sr., 59 of Floyd, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Kala Reed Shaw; and parents, Oris & Lucille Reed.

He enjoyed working on cars and hunting and had a love for Snoopy.

He is survived by his wife, Sheena Reed; children, Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Ashley), Christina Reed (Brad Jardine), Johnathan Brown, and Stormey Brown; grandchildren, Collin Shaw, Elizabeth Reed, Haleigh Reed, Anna-Lee Corke, Ava Jardine, Jake Jardine, Haven Brown, Chase McNeil, Freya McNeil, Madeline Brown, and Phaedra Brown; aunt & uncle, Jean & Hubert Hubbard.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020 in the Jacksonville Cemetery with Rev. Richard Thomas officiating.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Raymond Emerson Myers

 


Raymond Myers, 77, of Floyd, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020. He was born in Bland County, VA to Jessie Mae and Ellis Myers, the 10th of 11 children. He was preceded in death by sisters; Loretta Welsh, Nina Jane Saunders and Gaye Burton and by brothers; Byron, William, Richard and Daniel.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jane Burton Myers and sons; Tony (Heli) and Russell (T.J.). He is also survived by a brother, Robert; and two sisters, Faye Burton and Judy Acors (Wayne). He is an uncle to many young men and women, and touched the lives of many friends and neighbors.

He was always willing to lend a helping hand, and was known for entertaining with his jokes and hunting stories.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in the Jacksonville Cemetery with Chaplain Robbie Vance officiating.

Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made in your name to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Processing Center, P.O. Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886.


Rita Quesenberry Sweeney

Rita Quesenberry Sweeney, 70 of Roanoke, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents; Fuster & Zena Quesenberry; and brother, Toby Quesenberry,

She is survived by her husband, Elwood Sweeney; son & daughter-in-law, Tracy & Jennifer Sweeney; grandchildren, Austin and Chyenne Sweeney; and brother, Fuster Lee Quesenberry.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in the Jacksonville Cemetery with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Frank James Tomlinson

 

Frank James Tomlinson, 71 of Willis, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred & Aileen Tomlinson.

He is survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Dana & Erik Builes of New York; grandsons, Logan and Roman Builes; granddaughter, Laila Builes; sisters & brother-in-law, June & Rick Syx of Willis, and Susan Tomlinson of Arizona; nephews, David Arno, Adam Arno, Ricky Syx; and nieces, Jaimie Lindsay and Chelsea Syx.

Per Frank’s request, there will be no services held.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

James Graden "Buddy" Haney

 

James Graden “Buddy” Haney, 72 of Riner, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Buddy was born November 24, 1947 to James Burton and Annie Elizabeth Haney of Blacksburg, VA who precede him in death. He is also preceded in death by brother-in-law, Harry Alls; and an infant son.  

Buddy was a long-time faithful employee of Poly-Scientific (currently MOOG Components) in Blacksburg where he worked for more than 45 years as Shipping Supervisor before retirement in 2015. He served nine years in a local Virginia National Guard unit and later held membership in Stuart’s Horse Artillery Camp #1784, SCV on the service of his great-grandfather Thomas Davis.  

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda Aldridge Haney; sons, Chris Haney of Roseland, VA and Alex Haney of Denver, CO; sisters, Mary Alls of Blacksburg and Ella Sue Moore (Albert) of Mechanicsville, VA; nieces, Wanda Alls of Christiansburg, Deborah Moore of Mechanicsville and Diane Alexander (Brian) of Richmond; nephew, Randall Alls (Becky) of Pilot, VA; and great-niece, Crystal Wharton (Jerry) of Blacksburg, as well as his Aldridge family.  

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Ryan Gentzler and RN Kelly Phillips of the Emily Couric Cancer Center Hematology and Oncology Department at the University of Virginia whose special care of Buddy facilitated a 5-year battle with cancer. We would also like to thank Dr. Heather Brooks and the nursing staff at Lewis-Gale Blue Ridge Cancer Center for their special care during his treatments. Also, we are thankful to Cindy’s Companion Service for the helpful care given to Buddy in his last few days. 

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in the Restvale Cemetery with Pastor Kenny Farley officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel. 

Flowers are appreciated, although donations to the Floyd County Rescue Squad or American Cancer Society would be appreciated as well.

Due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 virus, masks are required inside of the funeral home for those wishing to attend services. Please remember that seating is limited. The family has also requested that masks be worn at the graveside service.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Clonia Agnes "Aggie" Dalton Dalton Ramey

Clonia Agnes “Aggie” Dalton Dalton Ramey, 77 of Radford, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, Isaac & Mary Dalton.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Ramey; children & their spouses, Conrad & Tammy Dalton, Steve Dalton, Gary Dalton, and Sherri & Harry Collins; step-children, Melody & Charles Forbes, and Michael Ramey, Jr.; grandchildren, Austin Huff, Colin Huff, Matthew Dalton, and Taylor Marshall; step-grandchildren, Brianna Ramey, Allison Ramey, Carl Forbes, and Lyndsey Forbes; seven great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; sister & brother-in-law, Nancy & Eunice Harris; and several nieces & nephews.

A private graveside service will be held.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Jane Slusher Williams

 

Jane Slusher Williams, a resident of Floyd County since birth, with the exception of several years in Garrett Park, Maryland, and more recently Snyder Nursing Home in Salem, passed away on November 3, 2020 at the age of 85.

Jane is survived by her brother & sister-in-law, Lane & Mina Slusher of Kansas; special sister-in-law, Nadine Slusher of Floyd; son & daughter-in-law, Michael K. & Jackie Williams of Canton, GA; daughter & son-in-law, Teresa W. & Eddie Worth of Floyd; grandchildren, Jason M. Oury of Newport, TN, Jessica K. Oury Kellogg (David) of Floyd, Jacob Estrada, husband of the late granddaughter Jordan Oury Estrada of Newport, TN, Aaron Williams, and Claire Williams of Canton, GA; great-grandchildren, Colton Ryder Oury and Aurora Jane Estrada of Newport, TN. She was also blessed with many nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, and cousins.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, George & Callie Slusher; husband, Deward T. Williams; brother, Maurice T. Slusher; and sister, Betty Mannon.

In younger days, Jane was a bank manager, a Camp Bright Star cook, nurse, and mom to a lot of summer camp kids that missed their parents. More recently, Jane was a devoted volunteer at Angels in the Attic, a hard working gardener and yard perfectionist, proud grandmother, and still a great cook!

Jane enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren with her baking, as she was always baking, and whatever activities they wanted to do. She enjoyed making crafts including growing her own gourds to create beautiful bowls, making quilts, learning how to make shaker wooden baskets and even painting. She loved a craft show.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2020 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Society and are greatly appreciated.   

Masks are required inside of the funeral home for those wishing to attend services. Please remember that seating is limited.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Billy Randall Richards


Billy Randall Richards, 80 of Check, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

He is survived by his wife, Joan K. Richards; son & daughter-in-law, Jeffrey T. & Karen Richards; daughters & son-in-law, Lisa Skrabacz and Michelle & Greg Witt; grandchildren, Hillary Jones (Colin), Zachary Skrabacz (Brooke), Jarrod Richards, Charity Richards, Adam Witt, and Griffin Witt; great-grandchildren, Maylene, Carys, Maeryn, and Tilly Jones; and sisters & brothers-in-law,  Joann & Richard Newman and Andrea Kay & Brian Wishneff.

As per Billy’s request, there will be no services. Donations in memory of Billy can be made to Plenty!, 192 Elephant Curve Rd., Floyd, VA 24091.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Sharon Lynn Kingery Lampey

 

Sharon Lynn Kingery Lampey, 65 of Floyd, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 23, 2020 at New River Valley Medical Center. Sharon was born November 12, 1954 to Richard Kingery and Juanita Moore, who precede her in death. She was also preceded in death by her infant son; brother, Ricky Kingery; and step-brothers, Allen Moore and Wayne Moore.

She was a long time employee of Weiman Furniture in Christiansburg.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Robert Lampey; daughters & sons-in-law, Angela & Andy Smith, and Christy & Greg Brammer; bonus children, Teresa Lampey and Robby Lampey; grandchildren, Madison Smith, Drew Smith, Brandon Brammer, Ashley Lampey, and Dustin McPeak; siblings, Curtis Kingery (Fran), Debbie Whitaker (Mike), Tim Kingery (Phyllis), and Susan Moore; step-brothers, Robert Moore and Bobby Moore; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Bowman and Pastor Murray Agee officiating. Interment will follow in the Lampey Martin Spangler Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Masks are required inside of the funeral home for those wishing to attend services.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Ella Jane Bowen Altizer

 

Ella Jane Bowen Altizer, born on December 20, 1927, passed away October 9, 2020. She was the daughter of Thomas Davis and Dada Weeks.

She married George Altizer on July 22, 1944 in Floyd county. They had four children together: George, Roger, Connie, and Roy.

Jane had a strong christian faith. Throughout her life she attended church activities and supported a church in the community that she lived. They joined a new church First Baptist Church of Calvert County. As founding members of the church Jane and George dedicated themselves to the success of this church. George Altizer died in a logging accident in 1974. They shared 31 years of marriage together.

She worked at the A&P food store in Prince Frederick for 11 years. Jane then took a position at Baltimore Gas and Electric power plant for15 years.

In July of 1979 Jane married Mr. Joe. Aka. Malcom Joe Bowen. This marriage added to her family a daughter Betty and a son Tommy. She and Joe traveled extensively with friends Ernest and Violette Rowell. They were able to visit all the states in the North American Continent, many parks, monuments and parts of Canada. Jane especially enjoyed Alaska and the top of the world highway. She has traveled to the Bahamas, St Lucia and Mexico.

Throughout her life she has maintained and interest in sewing and crocheting. Her artistic talent was expressed in her work with textiles. Examples of her work has earned her multiple first place and grand prize recognition in the county fair. She is known for her expertise in quilt making. She has made several wedding dresses for grand daughters and friends.

She appreciates her christian family and pastors whom she was able to share her faith with. Jane is thankful to God for all her children, grand children, great grand children, relatives, friends and neighbors who helped her during her life.

Services were handled by Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic, Maryland.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Linda Kaye Harris Pack


Linda Kaye Harris Pack, 71 of Floyd, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, Brown & Lorene Harris.

She was a loving mother, memaw, and friend.

She is survived by her children, Kenny Pack (Meagan May), Kim Whitlock, and Kathy Smith (Mike); grandchildren, Robbie Whitlock (Mollie), Kayla Whitlock (Isaiah Griffith), Cody Smith, Brandon Smith, and Skylar Davis; great-grandchildren whom she loved and adored, Ridley Whitlock and Macklan Whitlock; grand-dog, Gracie; and special lifetime friend, Hilda Hall.

She retired after 29 years from Hanes Brand in Woolwine where she met her special friends, Teresa Clark, Amy Pendleton, and Dorinda Day.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in the Barringer Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 at the funeral home.

Masks are required inside of the funeral home for those wishing to attend services.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Sylvia D. Duncan

 

Sylvia D. Duncan, of Floyd, was born on April 19, 1932. She is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Alpha Duncan. Sylvia was a life-ling Dairy Farmer and loving wife and mother. On October 17, 2020, Sylvia went Home to be with the Lord.

She is survived by her son, Michael A. Duncan; grandson, Michael N. Duncan and fiancée, Michelle Meadows; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Dickerson and Irene Duncan; nieces and nephews, Andrea Burrell, Melodie Cox, Tammie Keith, Jennifer Boyd, Danny Quesenberry, and Rhonda Hollinshead as well as their spouses.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lynn Garrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from Noon to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.

The family would like to give special thanks to J.B. and Debbie Ayers who are close friends of the family and took special care of Sylvia when needed, as well as a special thanks to Good Samaritan Hospice for the extraordinary care given to Sylvia in her last days.

Flowers are appreciated, but a donation to a charity of your choice in her name will be acceptable.

Masks are required inside of the funeral home for those wishing to attend services.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Jesse Clarence Weddle

 

Jesse Clarence Weddle, 72 of Floyd, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020 after a hard and difficult battle with cancer. Jesse was born October 18, 1947 to Levi Jesse and Virginia Davis Weddle. He was preceded in death by his parents and baby sister Geraldine.

JC is survived by his daughter, Julie Weddle; siblings, Leo Weddle, Ester Marshall, Dreama Flinchum, Posy Weddle (Rita), Larry Weddle; nephews and nieces, Danny Weddle, Michael Weddle, Sherman Weddle, Gary Howell, Wanda Howell and Mark Flinchum.

Left to cherish his memories include his caregivers, niece, Wanda Howell, Michelle Harris, and his brother, Posy who always made themselves available for JC’s care, anytime day or night. The family is grateful to his care team of devoted doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Elkins Radiation Oncology group, Mt, Airy Hematology Oncology Center, and Heritage Hall Blacksburg who all provided loving care for JC. JC had wonderful and caring neighbors who would stop by to visit and bring meals. He truly enjoyed your company, as well as the care and compassion shown him.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the Topeco Cemetery with Pastor Joe Cox and Phillip Cox officiating.


Friday, October 2, 2020

Evena Bolt Sutphin

 

Evena Bolt Sutphin, 87 of Shawsville, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Sutphin.

She is survived by sons & daughter-in-law, Sheryl & Dana Sutphin and Ricky Sutphin; daughter & son-in-law, Joyce & Joe Spangler; grandchildren, April Clark (Brad), Holly Gray (John), Adam Sutphin, Shelena Price (Danny), Derek Spangler, Jason Spangler (Amy),   Brienne Nida (Neal) Nida; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother & sister-in-law, Tony & Judy Bolt.

A private graveside service will be held.


Carole Faye Long



Carole Faye Long, 76 of Martinsville, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Billy Jack Purvis; parents, William Herman Thomas & Beulah May Malone; daughters, Sonja Lavelle Purvis and Jackie Sue Purvis; and grandson, David Clifton Lindsey.

She is survived by her children, Angela Hollandsworth (Ricky), Raphine Pierce (Walt), Mark Purvis (Sarah), and Luke Purvis; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, David Thomas; and sister, Molly Bishop.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.