Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Charlie David Rakes


Charlie David Rakes, age 79, went to his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.  Charlie is the son of Harry Cleveland and Geneva Joy Rakes, deceased.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Ella May Kast Rakes; brothers, Lloyd Alfred, Oscar Otis, Albert Reed, and Ray (Tom) Everette; and sisters, Bonny Coy Rakes, Nellie Ree Hooker, Alma (Eunice) Bowman and Nancy Lula Rakes.

He is survived by sisters, Margie Ruth Gier, Ruby Joyce Keith (Eugene); daughter, Yolonda Sue Burrier (Randy); sons, Charles Darin Rakes and Charles Duston Leon Rakes; grandchildren, Lindsey Acuff Woolwine (Brandan), Cody Michael Burrier, Darianna Dawn Rakes, and Charles Darin Rakes, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Cymric Faith Woolwine, Jace Harding Woolwine, and Ian Decker Woolwine.

His years of helping others in his journey through life found him making stops at VDOT, Southern States, the Radford Arsenal, NAPA in Christiansburg, Virginia Tech, and countless farms and homes throughout the area.  Everyone that knew Charlie well, and even those who didn't, know of his love of making music and dancing.  Charlie never met a stranger he didn't know.

Friends and relatives of Charlie's are invited to gather at Maberry Funeral Home to celebrate his life from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Charles William Way


Charles William Way, 85 of Riner, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Hayes and Bessie Jones Way; brother, Bobby T. Way; and sister, Betty Jean Bailey.

He is survived by his brother, Daniel Way; sisters, Mary Gunter, Dolly Barlow and Phyllis Baker.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at New Hope Church of God with Pastor Mike Bond, Pastor Dwayne Martin and Pastor Leon Alley officiating. Interment will follow in the Piedmont Cemetery with Military Rites by the Army National Guard.  The family will receive friends from 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

James G. Bolt


James G. Bolt, 86 of Roanoke, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 08, 2019.

James proudly served his country in the United States Army. He retired from the Floyd County School System with 37 years of service and loved his Check Community.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Those surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 64 years, Pattie Spence Bolt; sons, Ricky (Shelby) Bolt, and Robert Bolt; daughter, Rebecca (Donny) Haynes; granddaughters, Renee Conner, Laura (Nick) Yopp, Larissa (Seth) Baker; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Baker, Lane Baker, Matthew Baker; four brothers; three sisters; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Restvale Cemetery with Pastor Stanley “Shake” Smith officiating and Military Rites by the Army National Guard.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Virginia Veterans Care Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 355 Rio Road West, Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Clarence Hale Huff


Clarence Hale Huff, 72 of Indian Valley, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Argel & Bessie Huff; and sisters, Connie Goad and Ricky Huff.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Phillips Huff; son, Bradley Clarence Huff (Teresa); daughter, JoCinda Phillips (David); grandchildren, Cole Phillips, Torie Huff (Josh), Felicia Huff, Dillon Huff, Blaine Phillips, Addison Fegley, and Ethan Fegley; step-granddaughter, Tiffany Moore (Joey); great-grandchildren, Weslyn, Declan, Aiden, Aubrey, Angelica, and Isaiah; sisters & brothers, Juanita Quesenberry (Reidell), Katherine Marshall (Kim), Dewey Huff (Rosa), James Huff, Roger Huff (Betty), and Ruby Simpkins (Rollie); numerous nieces and nephews; and beloved dog, Abigail.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Poston and Rev. James Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Caswell P. Kidd Montgomery Memorial Cemetery with Military Rites by the Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854 and American Legion Post #127. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Roger Shortt






















Roger Shortt, 94 years old, departed this life on May 13, 2019.  Roger was born in Floyd, Virginia, on January 7, 1925, to Amos Benjamin and Callie Barton Shortt.  Predeceasing him were his parents, his son Roger Ward Shortt, and his brothers and sisters-in-law Wilson and Ola Shortt, Ward Shortt, Jack and Madeline Shortt, and Diamond Shortt. 

He is survived by his wife of 70 years Margie Sweeney Shortt, sons and daughters-in-law Richard and Betsy Shortt of Bowling Green, Virginia, James and Stephanie Shortt of Floyd, Virginia, and daughter and son-in-law Ann-Margaret Shortt and George Slusher of Floyd, Virginia.  Also surviving are grandchildren and spouses Scott and Theresa Shortt, David Shortt, Samuel and Lindsay Shortt, Jonathan Shortt, Jameson Shortt, Reuben Slusher and Daisy Slusher, and great grandchildren  Addison, Jozef and Atlee.  He is also survived by his sister-in-law Sylvia P. Shortt and many nieces and nephews.

Roger was a 1943 graduate of Floyd High School and served in the U. S. Army Combat Engineers Division from 1943 to 1946 in England, Germany, and France.  He was employed by General Electric for 30 years and was a member of Little River Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Superintendent of Sunday School.  Roger leaves behind many cherished memories for those who loved him in the Roger Road community, Little River Baptist Church membership, the Floyd VFW and the American Legion.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Little River Baptist Church with Pastor Roy Turpin and Pastor Bradley Turner officiating. Interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery with Military Rites by the Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854, American Legion Post #127, and the Army National Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Iva Moles Gardner


Iva Moles Gardner, 80 of Pulaski, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bethlehem & Lucy Moles; son, Ronnie Gardner; and brothers & sisters, Marvin Moles, Sr., Harris Moles, Laura Moles Linkous, Mae Moles Page, and Lois Moles Edmonds.

She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Michael L. & Paulette Gardner; grandchildren, David Gardner, Philip Gardner & wife Heather; great-grandchildren, Leora Gardner, Sawyer Gardner; brother & sisters, Neva Eversole, Nelcie Compton, Clyde Moles & wife Marsha, Shasta Sue Moles, Frances Worrell, and Beth Moles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Bentley officiating. Interment will follow in the Bishop Gardner Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Bruce O'neil Eanes


Bruce O’neil Eanes, 60 of Check, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Archie Gordon & Iva Gladys Eanes; and brother, Earsel Garland Eanes.

He is survived by his wife, Dreama McNeill Eanes; son & daughter-in-law, Bradley & Jennifer Eanes; daughter & son-in-law, Angela & Tyler Boyd; granddaughter, Adriana Boyd; brothers & sisters-in-law, Gerald & Rita Eanes and Darrell & Lisa Eanes; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Herman Lester (Les) Blevins



Herman Lester (Les) Blevins, 99 of Floyd, formerly of Appalachia, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019. He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Betty Banner Blevins; parents, Samuel J. & Parthena Blevins; two sisters, Eula Blevins and Lola Farmer; and granddaughter, Danielle Scott.

He is survived by his son, Terry C. Blevins (Joyce) of Floyd, VA; daughter, Connie McAfee (Steve) of Cincinnati, OH; three grandsons, Kevin Blevins (Stephanie) of Floyd, VA, Daniel Blevins (Amanda) of Afton, VA, and Andrew McAfee (Emily) of Cincinnati, OH; three great-granddaughters, Larah, Dezi, and Sabrie Blevins of Floyd, VA.

He was a WWII Veteran and served with the 4th Armored Division in Europe and received a Purple Heart. He was a Life Member of the Masons Lodge 229 in Appalachia, VA, the Sons of the Confederate Veterans and the Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784, Floyd, VA.

He worked for the Interstate Railroad for 12 years as a Boilermaker. He was a member of the UMWA for 66 years and retired from Westmoreland Coal Company having worked in maintenance.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019 in the Glencoe Cemetery in Big Stone Gap, VA with Rev. Robert McLavey officiating and Military Rites by the Army National Guard and the local VFW. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity or church of your choice.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Margaret Ann Smith



Margaret Ann Smith, 88 of Floyd, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd & Annie Smith; and brother & sister-in-law, Pat & Nancy Smith.

She is survived by her nephews & their wives, Scott & Susan Smith, and David & Wanda Smith.

Margaret was a retired teacher from Martinsville City Schools. She was a member of the Floyd Historical Society, Daughters of the Revolution, and the First Presbyterian Church of Martinsville.

Funeral Services will be held at Noon on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Agnew officiating. Interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 - Noon prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Floyd County Historical Society, PO Box 292, Floyd VA 24091.

Ralph Junior Hale


Ralph Junior Hale, 77 of Check, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019. He is preceded in death by his wife, Cobina “Dee Dee” Hale; parents, Ellis & Margaret Hale; and siblings, Francis Gillispie, Mildred Moore, Paul Hale, Lucy Brizendine, and Virginia “Gay” Witt.

Ralph was the owner and operator of Ralph’s Auto Body and Repair for more than 30 years where he served many. He was an avid golfer and loved Myrtle Beach.

He is survived by his daughters, Ginny Hale, and Chris Hale (Kenny); grandchildren, Jeffrey Hale (Sheena), Damian Nimmo (Abigail), and Anna Hale (John); great-grandson, Waylon; great-granddaughter, Chloe; and brothers and sisters, Mamie Austin, Author Hale, Lee Hale, Rose Dooley, and Charlotte Brizendine.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Daniel Whitlock officiating. Interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery with Military Rites by the Floyd V.F.W. Post 7854 and American Legion Post 127. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the funeral home.