Friday, November 30, 2018

Nelson Paul Manning

Nelson Paul Manning, 76 of Copper Hill, passed from this earthly life to his eternal Heavenly life on Friday, November 30, 2018. Paul was born on September 20, 1942 in Copper Hill, VA. He is preceded in death by his father, Oliver W. Manning; mother, Nellie Wimmer Manning; half-brothers, Cleve, Herbert, Melvin and Calvin (Jim) Manning; half-sisters, May and Cammie Manning, and Bondeen Barger. His brothers, Oliver, Jr., Bobby, Benny, Terry, and David Manning also precede him.

Left to cherish his memory are, brothers, Henry, Rocky, Larry & wife Rhonda, and Michael Manning; two sisters & brothers-in-law, Linda & Tom Iddings and Katherine & Junior Sowers; sisters-in-law, Carmen Manning and Karen Nicholson; numerous nieces and nephews.

Paul was a quiet, gentle, and humble man. He proudly served in the United States Army. In his younger days, his life revolved around playing ball with his brothers and attending races. He drove a oil/gas truck for many years in Floyd and Roanoke County. Later in life, Paul enjoyed mowing yards for folks in the Bent Mountain and Copper Hill areas and watching sports.

Funeral Service will be held on at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with Pastor Dan Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Copper Hill Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Virginia Veterans Care Center and Maberry Funeral Home for their concern and care. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations sent to Copper Hill Church of the Brethren, 8838 Floyd Hwy N, Copper Hill, VA 24079.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Clinton D. Duncan

Clinton D. Duncan, 63 of Willis, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Nina W. Duncan; daughter, Amy Lea Duncan; Brother & Sister-in-Law, Greg and Lisa Duncan; Sisters & Brother-in-Law, Lori and Steven McNeil, Brenda S. Lucas.

Funeral Service will be held on at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Bond officiating. Interment will follow in the Big Sand Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. prior to the service.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Cathy Sue Munsterman Yearout

Cathy Sue Munsterman Yearout, 49 of Christiansburg, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 after a sudden illness.  She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Munsterman 

Born in Evansville, Indiana she moved with her family to Lynchburg VA where she graduated from Brookville High School in 1987. She attended Virginia Tech and received a degree in Biology in 1991. She began her successful career in healthcare at Montgomery Hospital rising to become the lab director in the medical lab.

Survivors include her loving husband of 23 years, Don; and her wonderful children, Molly, Abigail and Ben; mother, Carole; brother, Chris and his wife Tracie Hutter-Munsterman. She also is survived by extended family including her aunt, Jane Stocker; cousins, Amy Brennan, David Stocker and Andy Stocker as well as her brother and sister in-law, Ron and Joyce Yearout; mother-in-law, Beulah Yearout.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Maberry Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Aaron Fitch officiating.  A private Family graveside will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Beaver Creek Cemetery with Pastor Warren Bumgarner officiating.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Joe Allen Robertson

Joe Allen Robertson, 67, died Tuesday, November 14, 2018. Born in Christiansburg, VA he was a son of late John William Robertson Sr. and Nellie Frances Thomas Robertson. He had been employed by IGA and was a volunteer with Chesterfield County Habitat for Humanity Restore, Cheraw SC. He was an avid woodworker and was a clown for local festivals (working his magic with balloon animals.) He enjoyed cooking and gardening. 
Surviving is his wife, Linda F. Robertson of the home, a sister, Anita J Robertson of Stuart, VA, a niece, Alicia J. (Doug) Tiller of Stuart, VA.
He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother, John W. Robertson, Jr.
A visitation and memorial service will be held, 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers; Chesterfield County Habitat for Humanity Restore, PO Box 3, Cheraw SC 29520 or McLeod Hospice, 1203 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506 or McLeod Health Foundation, McLeod Guest House, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502-0551.

Donald Clemens

Surrounded by his loving family, Donald Clemens 89, peacefully passed from this life on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Don was born in Dover, Ohio, the son of John and Ruth Faull Clemens. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Eugene, John (Jack) Richard and Earl Leroy and a sister Lois Emily DeStephani (Ron). He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Martha K. Lemmon Clemens (Kay) and five children. Richard Clemens (Judi), Nancy Leggett -Frazier (Joe), Barbara Morehead (Eddie), Dr. Becky Bagley (Perry) and Dr. Peggy Trent (Alan).  He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a brother, David Clemens (Marlene) of New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Don graduated from Dover High School in the Vocational Machine Program. He worked as a machinist at the Greer Steel Company in Dover for 10 years. 
In 1950 he married Martha (Kay) Lemmon and built a home on Tremont Street where they lived until 1957 when the family moved to Lakeland, Florida, (Florida Southern College) and Gainesville  (University of Florida) where Don earned his PhD in Chemistry. The family then moved to Greenville, N.C. where Don taught chemistry at East Carolina University for the next 30 years. After retiring, Don and Kay moved to Floyd, Virginia where they spent many years in their mountain retirement home.

Don touched many lives by his Christian love of family. He was very close to his wife, children, and grandchildren. He and Kay were role models for three generations of family.
Always active in the United Methodist Church, Don taught Sunday School for many years, served on various boards and was involved in work with the youth groups of the church as well as the Boy Scouts of America. After retirement, Don became a Ham Radio operator and made several mission trips to Dominica, a tiny island in the Caribbean, to help establish a network of emergency ham radio stations to increase communications in times of disaster. 
A memorial service will be held at Floyd United Methodist Church in Floyd, Virginia with Pastor Steve Johnson officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at the church. The memorial service will be held immediately after the visitation.   
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to Floyd United Methodist Church or the Donald F. Clemens Chemistry Scholarship fund at East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.