Friday, September 17, 2021

Lydia Keith Burgess

Lydia Keith Burgess, 99 of Willis, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dura & Lizena Keith; and siblings, Eula Peggy Hurt, Lula Semones, Clara Marie Graham, Freeda Trail, Hazel Keith, Fred Keith, Leonard Payton Keith, Clarence Keith, and Claude Keith.

She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Richard Lee & Betty Jean Martin; grandchildren, Richard Allen Martin (Deona), Ricky Darren Martin, Daniel Lee Martin, Brenda Sue Moran (Randy), Sussanna Moore (Damon); 14 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Frank Keith.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jason Pratt and Pastor Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the funeral home.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Juanita Huff Quesenberry

Juanita Huff Quesenberry, 66 of Indian Valley, went to be with her Lord, on Thursday, September 16, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents, Argel & Bessie Huff; son, Jason Quesenberry; son-in-law, Michael Moles; sisters, Ricky Huff and Connie Goad; and brothers, Clarence Huff and Roger Huff.

Juanita knew the true love of God. She loved church and love to come an hour early to pray in the prayer rooms. She loved to visit with people and sing to them. She even loved to weed eat. She truly loved everyone she met.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Reidell Quesenberry; son & daughter-in-law, Darren & Lizanne Quesenberry; daughters & son-in-law, Celina Moles and Candace & Bobby Quesenberry; grandchildren, Mellie, Aiden, Bella, Kenidy, and Lyndon Quesenberry, Cody (Haleigh), Austin (Lauren), Tyler (Alexandria), and Samuel Moles, Daniel, Autumn (Jonathan), Jacob, Colby, and Brentley Quesenberry; great-grandchildren, Rylee, Hudson, Brooklyn and Isaik Moles; brothers & sister-in-law, Dewey & Rosa Huff and James Huff; sisters & brothers-in-law, Ruby & Rollie Simpkins and Catherine & Kem Marshall; sisters-in-law, Betty Huff and Judy Huff; and brother-in-law, Danny Goad.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the Indian Valley Church of God with Rev. Kenneth Poston, Rev. Michael Bond, and Rev. James Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Captain George Quesenberry Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Dwight David Spence

Dwight David Spence, 64 of Floyd, passed away. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Paul Spence and Zelma Mae Thompson Spence; and his brother, Gary Paul Spence.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Isaac and Chris Spence; daughter and son-in-law, Stevie and Lowell Bowman; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Melissa Spence, sisters and brother-in-laws, Velva and Garry Lineback, and Reva Kay and Bobby Pack; grandchildren, Kiley Smith, Natalee Spence, Thomas Bowman, Max Bowman and Harper Spence.

Dwight was a 1974 graduate of Floyd County High School where he played football for the Buffaloes. He was an avid coach of youth baseball and softball. He enjoyed attending and watching Floyd County sports. Dwight was also a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and loved to watch Nascar races.

He was a master craftsman and a very talented cabinet maker. His cabinets are installed in many houses throughout The New River Valley. When he was not working in his cabinet shop, he enjoyed hiking, canoeing and driving around in his classic sports cars.

Dwight was proud of his grandchildren and loved his family. He opened his home to many of his family members throughout the years when they were in need. He didn’t hesitate to help when he was able.

A small, private, family service is planned due to COVID restrictions.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Irene Simpkins Duncan

 

Irene Simpkins Duncan, 84 of Willis, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents, Stanford & Treva Simpkins; and sister & brother-in-law, Maxine & Melvin Hollandsworth.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Kirby Duncan; son & daughter-in-law, Kent & Trish Duncan; daughters & sons-in-law, Rebecca & Roger Pauley and Audra & Doug Weddle; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Weddle and Mckenzie Weddle; brothers & sisters-in-law, Rollie & Ruby Simpkins and Maurice & Christine Simpkins; sisters & brothers-in-law, Betty & David Duncan and Diane & Gene Bishop; special Uncle, Ted Phillips; along with many special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Blake Griffith officiating. Interment will follow in the Phillips-Kessler Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

 


Monday, September 13, 2021

Simon Volinsky

 

Simon Volinsky, also as known as "Si", passed away Saturday, September 11th in Winchester Virginia.  He was 89 years old.  

Mr Volinsky was born September 28th, 1931 in the Bronx, New York City, the son of Mary Volinsky and Jack Volinsky.   After high school he studied and played baseball at City College of New York and after college  he joined the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, the "sea-bees", where he managed the building of military bases.  He rose to the rank of Lieutenant and served in Turkey during the Korean War.  In Turkey he met and married Air Force Captain Lynn Hylton of Bluefield, West Virginia.  

He is preceded in death by his wife "Lynnie" to whom, he was married for 57 years; his brother, Albert Volinsky; and sister, Florence Myerson.  

He went on to work for Columbia Broadcasting Systems (CBS) eventually becoming senior vice president in charge of real estate retiring after 29 years in 1989.  Lynn and Simon lived and raised a family of 3 children in Mount Kisco, New York and then retired to Winchester, Virginia in 1999.  After retirement Kevin Anderson and Bruce Cameron helped him to continue his passion for baseball by making him an assistant baseball coach and mentor where he was beloved and known as "Coach V" at Shenandoah University.  The generous crew at Bonnie Blue Southern Market befriended him and he could be found there most mornings with a fresh coffee, a blueberry muffin, and a smile.

He is survived by his three children, Martha Jane Johnson, Nan Leigh Volinsky PhD, and John Bryant Volinsky MD; daughter-in-law, Dee Dee Volinsky,  of Winchester Virginia; and six grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth Johnson, Petty Officer Charles Bryant Johnson, Ethan Bryant Volinsky, Grace Elizabeth Volinsky, Lieutenant JG Ellen Rose Alford, and Midshipmen second class John Charles Volinsky.  

The Volinsky family would like to thank the incredibly compassionate and caring team at Blue Ridge Hospice for all they did during his final weeks.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Kenneth Hylton officiating. Interment will follow in the Phillips-Kessler Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice at brhospice.org., 333 W. Cork St., #405, Winchester, VA, 22601.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Archie Wayne Turman

 



Archie Wayne Turman, 79 of Willis, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021. He is preceded in death by his wife, Edna Marie Turman; and parents, Otis Ravin and Lydia Ellen Howell Turman.

He is survived by daughter, Glenda Wooten; sons and daughter-in-law, Richard Turman, Randy Turman (Heather); brother, William Gary “Bill” Turman (Anne); sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn Thomas (Richard), Lois Jean Edwards, Kathy Huff (Kenneth), Diane Stultz (Charlie); grandchildren, Tina Alley (Eddie), Jesse Turman (Cynthia), Cody Turman (Amanda), Arianna Turman (Justin Kemp), Brandi Huff (Dustin), Caleb, Dalanie, Elijah, Faiden, Gemah, Halona, Israel, Josiah, Kamiah and Lariah Turman; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Brody, Brayden and Keaton Alley, Mckijah, Daustin and Jettison Kemp, Renley Huff, Maci and Ravin Turman; and his beloved companion; Trixie.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Junior Bentley and Pastor Richard Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in the Mitchell Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021 at the funeral home.  


Monday, September 6, 2021

Warren C. Cox


 

Warren C. Cox, 64 of Willis, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021 due to health complications. He was born on December 3, 1956 to the late Bud and Reen Cox.

Warren “Bo” was the beloved husband and soul mate of Ann for 13 years; treasured dad of his daughters, Angie Edmondson & husband Matt, and Amanda Lester; loving Paw Paw and Grandpa of Peyton, William and Warren Brooks, Seldon Gilmore, Ryan, Cameron, Jonathan, and Jeremiah Edmondson; brother to Lloyd Cox (Becky), Eldon Cox (Leslie), and Christine Benson (John); and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

Bo was an amazing man who loved his family and friends. He was a member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren since 2011. He loved wood working and nature. I know this is a trail that you are walking now…we love you so much and you will be missed so very much, but we will carry you in our hearts down all our trails.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 in the Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren with Pastor Marvin Wade officiating. Interment will follow in the Irenia Mayberry Cox Cemetery. The family will receive friends from Noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Mary Ruth Marshall


The world lost and Heaven gained Mary Ruth Marshall, age 81, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Mary Ruth was an avid reader, ever mindful of world events and well informed of the forecasted weather. She operated a dairy farm for many years. A gifted gardener with a green thumb and remarkable compassion for the welfare of animals and people alike, her love knew no boundaries. Mary was devoted to family, friends, and her farm. She possessed the special ability of making the people around her feel at ease. Her life leaves an indelible mark on this world.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee & Virgie McPeak Stanley; brother, Cleo; husband, John; and son, Johnny Ray.

She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, William & Heather Marshall; daughter & son-in-law, Sandra & Timmy Phillips; grandsons, Cole and Chase Marshall and Brandon Phillips; sisters-in-law, Hazel Simpkins, Edith Marshall, Ocie McNeil, and Helen Young; Randy Phillips who was like a grandson; and many beloved cousins and treasured friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Poston officiating. Interment will follow in the Big Sand Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Carolyn Joann Harman

 

Carolyn “Joann” Harman, 54 of Willis, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. She is preceded in death by her son, Kevin Conner; and sister, Lois Ann Radford.

She is survived by her parents, William “Bo” & Ernestine Radford; special friend, D.J. Akers; sister & brother-in-law, Jennifer & Jeff Mcginnis; niece, Jolena Mcginnis; nephews, Jaden & Devin Mcginnis; and special cat, Precious.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2021 in the Williams Cemetery with Pastor Mike Bowman and Pastor Roy Turpin officiating.


Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Lewis W. Turner


Lewis W. Turner, 85 of Floyd, went Home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Lewis loved his family and bluegrass music, was a long-time member of Fairview Church of the Brethren, and retired from both Corning and Radford University.

His sweetheart wife, Janet, preceded him in death last summer. They are together again in Heaven.

Lewis is survived by his daughters, Leona Turner and Diane Keith; granddaughter, Callie Keith; sister, Christine McGuire; brother, Curtis Turner; and several nieces and nephews, all of whom reside in Floyd.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 5, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from Noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Jessica Dee Eanes


Jessica Dee Eanes, 37 of Check, passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021. She is preceded in death by her father, Earsel Garland Eanes; and grandparents, Archie Gordon & Iva Gladys Eanes and Malcolm & Violet Manning.

Jessica was as unique as she was beautiful. She loved all people and animals. She was kind and gentle. Jessica was dearly loved by her grandpa and grandma Eanes. She is with them dancing and singing in the presence of our Heavenly Father. She is greatly missed by her mother and big brother. We know her body is brand new once more there in Heaven with Jesus and all those beautiful angels. We know she will be there at the Golden Gate of Heaven to greet us and we will once again see her beautiful face and big smile. We miss her dearly and look forward to the day we can feel her warmth and kindness. We have no doubt that she is now healthy in her Heavenly body rejoicing in Heaven with her grandpa, grandma, and daddy. 

She is survived by her mother, Brenda Manning; brother, George Hailey; nephew and niece, George and Gabriella Hailey; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.     

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 7, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021 at the funeral home.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Edvard Pucelj



Edvard Pucelj, 60, of Christiansburg, Virginia passed away at home on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Edvard was born in Belgrade, Serbia, on February 7, 1961. He is preceded in death by his parents, Milan and Liliana Pucelj. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Emily Pucelj; son, Milan Pucelj; daughter, Adriana Pucelj; sister, Ana Pucelj; and his extended family. 

Edvard was someone who would help anyone in need, a backbone for his family and friends.  His strength carried him through until the very end. He never met a stranger and had a warm smile for everyone.  Edvard’s family was his entire world, always putting them first, a proud father of his two Hokies.  A hard worker who spent his life providing for those he loved the most. Even though his journey was cut short, he made a lasting impact on this world. He was a devout Catholic who was firm in his religion. His children say he was the definition of bravery, fighting every battle with a smile. Edvard spent half of his life living in Southeastern Europe, before coming to America.  Even though Serbian was Edvard’s predominant language, he learned English upon his arrival to America and became fluent very quickly.  His journey may have not started in America, but he made it his home and he truly loved this country.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, located at 367 S. Locust St. in Floyd, Virginia. Father John Asare will be conducting the funeral service at the Chapel, following the conclusion of the funeral service Edvard will be laid to rest at Jacksonville Cemetery in Floyd, Virginia. The family will receive friends and colleagues from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. before the service at the funeral home.

Edvard will be truly missed but never forgotten. Edvard will forever live in the hearts of his loved ones, and his extended family and friends.  We love you Eddie, and we will all miss you terribly.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Freeda Bartel Sowers

 

Freeda Bartel Sowers, 91 of Floyd, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband, Noah F. Sowers; parents, William Lawrence & Laura E. Thomas Bartel; sister & brother-in-law, Essie & Marion D. Long; twin sister, Majorie D. Bartel; brother, Harold Bartel; and brother-in-law, James Thornton.

She is survived by her children & their spouses, Alice S. & Wayne Bradbury, Curtis R. & Loyce Sowers, and Mark A. & Teresa Sowers; grandchildren, Tracy Facteau, Matt Bradbury, Chase Lowe (Kittie), Ciera Boyd (Logan) and Shasta Sowers (Adam Wilson); great-grandchildren, Anna and Henry Boyd; sister, Tressie B. Thornton; and nephews, Geary Long and Tim Long.  

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in the Laurel Branch Church of the Brethren with Pastor Angela Carr officiating. Interment will follow in the Laurel Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel.


Friday, July 9, 2021

Michael Grey Spence

 


Michael Grey Spence, 69 of Rich Creek, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021.

Raised in Willis, VA he was the youngest child of Arthur D. Spence, Jr. and Virginia Newman Spence, both of whom precede him in death.

After graduation in 1971 from Floyd County High School, he traveled from Texas to New York working as a chef in several resorts.

Survivors include his brothers & sisters-in-law, Arthur D. Spence, III. (Marie) and James D. “Jimmy” Spence (Janie); sister & brother-in-law, Katie S. Vest (James); nieces and nephew, Michelle England (Keith), Melissa Cox (Greg), Gretchen Gleim (Tommy), Neeley Russell (Philip), and James Brian Vest (Jimmy); several great nieces and nephews; special friends, David & Becky Horton; and his furry companion, Daisy.

Per Mike’s request, there will be no services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, c/o Kelvin Keith, 4130 Floyd Hwy S, Willis, VA 24380 or to Giles County Animal Shelter, where Daisy will be cared for, 678 Great Hollow Road, Pearisburg, VA 24134.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Lois Walker Earles

 

Lois Walker Earles, 90 of Riner, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy Earles; son, Jimmy Earles; grandchildren, Ursula Woolwine and Jason Earles; great-grandson, Tray Turley; and four siblings.                                                                              

Lois was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all who knew her and a faithful Christian. 

She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Donald G. Earles; sons & daughter-in-law, Johnny Earles and Joey & Terri Earles; daughters & sons-in-law, Wanda & Gene Furrow and Vickie & Kenny Waller; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Greg Poff and Pastor Kenny Wurzburger officiating. Interment will follow in the Farris Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021 at the funeral home.


Monday, July 5, 2021

Lorene E. Long


Lorene Erma Eaton Long was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Lillie Hooker Eaton and Fred Eaton on December 1, 1929, along with her twin sister, Evelyn. Growing up in Winston-Salem as one of seven children, Lorene and Evelyn shared a special twin bond that connected them throughout their lives.

She became mother to Linda Marshall after marrying Bill Marshall, eventually divorcing and re-marrying James McCuiston, whom she met at her job as a bomb inspector at Western Electric; together, they completed their family with daughter Cynthia McCuiston, Denise McCuiston, and Daniel McCuiston. Lorene and James divorced, and Lorene married Henry “Hank” Hundley, and they both retired from Western Electric (then AT&T). Together with Hank—the true love of her life—they bought land in Willis, Virginia, and built a mountain home and lake, where they enjoyed their retirement fishing, and gardening until Hank’s untimely death. Lorene then sold their mountain home and land, and moved to Mount Airy to live near her sister, Marie. There, she had a brief marriage to Al Long, which ended in divorce. The last years of her life, she spent with her daughter, Cynthia, who was her caretaker, in Lewisville, NC, enjoying time at the Williams Senior Center, and summer afternoons spent on the front porch, watching humming birds, and eating ice cream.

Lorene is survived by her sister, Velma Ashley (Hayward) of South Carolina; daughter, Linda Urbano of New York, daughter, Cynthia Kiger, of North Carolina,  daughter, Denise Lawrence (Ron) of North Carolina; son, Daniel McCuiston (Alice) of Kentucky; and grandchildren, Rachel Rabinowitz, of New York, Ian Lawrence, of Colorado, Bonnie Lawrence, of California, and Sonsera Kiger, of North Carolina.

Funeral services will be held at Noon on Thursday, July 8, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until Noon prior to the service at the funeral home.


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Elder Edward Alan Terry

 

Elder Edward Alan Terry, 83, of Meadows of Dan and formerly of Floyd, Virginia passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at his home. He was born in Patrick County on November 22, 1937.

Elder Terry was a member of New Bell Spur Primitive Baptist Church and had pastored at five Primitive Baptist churches; Old Hollow Church in Mt. Airy NC, Camp Branch Church in Figsboro, New Dan River Church in Vesta,  New Bell Spur Church in Meadows of Dan, and Old Center Church in Franklin County. He served his Primitive Baptist Churches with Faith and Love for a great many years.

Elder Terry was preceded in death by his father, William Hugh Terry; mother, Cora Ilene Hale Terry Clifton; a daughter, Deborah Patterson; and brothers James Lee Terry, William Hale Terry, and George Thomas Terry.

Elder Terry is survived by his wife of 64 years, Hallie Loraine Terry of the home; two sons, Gary Edward Terry (wife Mary) of Rocky Mount and Victor Alan Terry (wife Veronica) of Moneta. Two daughters,  Rhonda Terry of Christiansburg, and Glenda Robinette of Roanoke; eight grandchildren, Stacie Yaunsem, Eric Huff, Bobby Joe Robinette, Kelly Robinette, Sean Patterson, James Patterson, Daniel Terry, and Erika Terry; and six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marie Bowman of Meadows of Dan, Ruth Hall of Hillsville, and Jane Largen of Dugspur.

Funeral services for Elder Terry will be held Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. at New Bell Spur Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Mark Terry officiating, Elder Carl Terry, and Elder Cleo Robertson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, July 2, 2021 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the New Bell Spur Primitive Baptist Church.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to the New Bell Spur Primitive Baptist Church c/o Tony R. Horton, 1429 Howlett Street, Hillsville, Virginia, 24343.


Monday, June 28, 2021

Charles Larry Henley


Charles Larry Henley, 80 of Roanoke, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021.

He was a lifelong member of the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Indian Valley, VA. He retired from Ingersoll Rand in Roanoke, where he was employed for 27 years.

He is preceded in death by his mother & father, Treva & Lewis Henley.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Phyllis Jane Henley; sons & daughters-in-law, David & Terri Henley and Jonathan & Anne Henley; step-son, Keith Parks; step-daughters & step-son-in-law, Robin & Rex Allen and Renee Farmer; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 13 step great-grandchildren; brother & sister-in-law, Donald & Joyce Henley; sister & brother-in-law, Anna May & Carmen Roop; sisters-in-law & brother-in-law, Linda & Ernie Harris and Mary Boseley; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Pastor Drew Hunsley and Elder Tim Witten officiating. Interment will follow in the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel.

Regina Kay Bolt Dalton

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Regina Kay Bolt Dalton announce her passing on Friday afternoon, June 25, 2021. Regina was born into her earthly family on August 28, 1959 in Hillsville Virginia and born into her heavenly family at an early age. She was very active in her church life by using her special talents of piano and voice to praise her Savior.

Even through her struggles with Multiple Sclerosis during the past 14 years of her life, she remained very active in her efforts to support others with the same debilitating disease by organizing the Twin County MS support group. She fought for the cause to find a cure by organizing annual fund raisers with the MS Walk and Ride. Regina was forever a Floyd County High School Buffalo and remained connected with many of her class of 1977 friends through Facebook and social media.

Regina is survived by her parents, S.G. and Pauline Burnette Bolt of Willis, VA. Her children Daniel Dalton, and Autumn Stanley (Jacob) of Hillsville, she cherished her grandchildren and they were the light of her life: Dakota Dalton, Harley and Ryan Stanley, Jaicey Dalton, Elijah and Colton Dalton-Smith. She is also survived by her siblings and spouses, Joy and Tom Slusher of Hillsville, Ronnie and Karen Bolt of Floyd, Janice and Richard Midkiff of Dugspur. Many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews also mourn her passing.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Theodore and Gracie Alderman Bolt and Rufus and Daisy Gardner Burnette.

The Memorial Service will be conducted by Rev. Dewey Weaver at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM with the family visitation on Monday, June 28, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel. Interment will be at Gardner Memorial Cemetery.

The family respectfully appreciates the gifts of flowers and/or food, but would consider it an honor if anyone wishing to make a memorial gift do so by making a contribution in Regina’s memory to the National MS Society at 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 301 Glenn Allen, Virginia 23060. A guestbook is available on-line by visiting www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com.

Forever in our hearts August 28, 1959 – June 25, 2021


Dana Lemon Danis


Dana Lemon Danis, 50 of Floyd, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021. She is preceded in death by her father, Wayne Lemon; grandparents, Doug & Twila Reed and Sidney & Mildred Lemon; and great-grandparents, Cecil & Claris Reed.

She is survived by her husband, Russell Danis, Sr.; children, Russell Danis, Jr., Natasha & Charles Leonard, and Michelle Danis; grandchildren, Josiah & Lilly Leonard; mother, Donna & Don Johnson; brothers, Jim Lemon and John Lemon; and one niece, Ayla Lemon.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Topeco Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.