Friday, June 21, 2019

Jean R. Robbins

Jean Robbins, 89, formerly of Floyd, VA died peacefully in the early morning of June 21, 2019 in Owensboro, Kentucky.

She was the daughter of Tom and Lucy Rakes of Floyd VA.  She married the love of her life, Lawrence (Larry) Robbins on June 4, 1949 in Floyd Va.  The family lived in Lenoir, NC, Orlando Florida and West Palm Beach Florida. In 1972, the family returned to Floyd Virginia. She spent the last few years of her life in Owensboro, KY with her daughter, Lisa.

Jean was preceded in death by her beloved husband Larry, parents Tom and Lucy Rakes, siblings Durward Rakes, Rodolph Rakes, and Lyndall Toms. 

Survivors include her children, Robbie Robbins, Floyd, VA, Gail Hunter, Aiken, SC, and Lisa Haynes, Owensboro, KY; grandchildren, Brian (and Susan) Hunter, Susan (and Kevin) Koski, Kaela Bailey, Taylor (and Nathan) Biondi, Will Hamilton, and Emma Haynes; and her great-grandchildren, Caroline Hunter, Samuel Bailey, Luke Hunter, and Kade Koski.  She is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews.

Jean (known to her grandchildren as Mom Mom) will be remembered as a creative, talented, caring, and generous person. She sought to bring beauty and kindness into her home and her community, and was keen to teach others to do the same. She was a gifted cook and baker, and loved teaching her family members to carry on all the family traditions. Jean was also active at the Floyd United Methodist Church and supported the Floyd Rescue Squad and several families on the island of Dominica through the non-profit FAIRS organization. Over the years, she made many beautiful Chrismon ornaments for Floyd United Methodist Church annual Chrismon tree.  Jean was also a gifted artist. She painted countless, beautiful items that now decorate the homes of her children and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Floyd United Methodist Church with Rev. Clarence Dishman officiating. Interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to Floyd Rescue Squad, PO Box 257, Floyd, VA 24091,  FAIRS, PO Box 179, Floyd, VA 24091, or Hospice of Western Kentucky, Heartford House, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.

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.