Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Glenn "Parker" Barber, Sr.

 

Glenn Parker Barber, Sr., 78 of Floyd, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel & Hazel Barber; and siblings, June Vest, Samuel Barber, Fred Barber, Ralph Barber, Anita Gardner, Wilma Reece, Dessie Broyls, and MD Barber.

He enjoyed playing chess, solitaire, working crossword puzzles, and Country and Gospel music, including writing some songs. He was a saw miller by trade. Parker lived a full and blessed life. He always had a smile for everyone he met and found joy in everyone. He was a very giving person if he thought you needed something he had he would quickly offer it to you. He enjoyed walking everywhere he went. He told his family he had walked from one end of Floyd to the other and made friends all along the way. Parker was from the old school Buffalo Mountain ways. He and others like him are a rare breed. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Glen & Dawn Barber; daughter & son-in-law, Elizabeth & Mike Bean; grandchildren, Keith & Tiffany Coleman, Emily Coleman, Brandi DeJesus, Brent DeJesus, Mike & Jessica Bean, Shelby Bean, and Allen Ashley; great-grandchildren, Zachery Shelton Lee Worley, Anna Marie Angel Bean, and Mya Rene; and brothers, Roger Barber and Donnie Barber.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in the Harris Cemetery with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Chad Everett Hollandsworth

Chad Everett Hollandsworth, 48 of Willis, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Virgil & Elois Trail; and uncle, Tommy Trail.

Chad loved to dress up, eat chocolate and drink Pepsi. He was an avid Virginia Tech fan. He genuinely enjoyed life, having visitors, and spending time taking rides with his mom, Connie.

He is survived by his mother, Connie Trail Hollandsworth; brother & sister-in-law, Scott & Jennifer Hollandsworth; aunts & uncles, Carol Bishop, Judy Hollandsworth Hylton, Barry & Barbara Trail, and Jerry Hollandsworth; and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be private.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Charles Judy, Dr. Carl Bivens, Dr. O’Donavan, as well as Intrepid Hospice and all of the nursing staff who cared for him and kept him company through the years.

Friday, February 12, 2021

John Paul Duncan

 

John Paul Duncan, Sr., 79 of Willis, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilber & Ella Duncan; and brother, Tony Duncan.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Duncan; son & daughter-in-law, John Paul, Jr. & Kathy Duncan; grandchildren, Amanda & Isaac Buckner and Christopher & Grace Duncan; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Buckner and Tinley Duncan; brothers & sisters-in-law, Rodney & Grace Duncan and Alton & Mayola Duncan; and sisters & brother-in-law, Mary Alice Watson, Eileen Alderman, and Joyce & Wayne Huff.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Vernon Dalton officiating. Interment will follow in the Big Sand Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Angie Sutphin and Shannon Lytton of Good Samaritan Hospice for their loving care shown to John.

Due to the conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, masks must be worn when inside of the Maberry Funeral Home facilities and are suggested outside as well.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Diana White Harrell

 

Diana White Harrell, 72 of Dublin, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents, Emmett Guy & Dillie Marshall White; and niece, Jenny Spencer.

Diana graduated from Floyd County High School and retired from Radford University with 45 years of service.

She is survived by her son, Joshua Harrell; sister, Bonnie Mason (Fred); brother, Lonnie White; nephew, Shelman Spencer (Jamie); great-nephew, Maximus Spencer; and great-niece, Avery Spencer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dale Akers officiating. Interment will follow in the Captain George Quesenberry Cemetery. The family will receive friends from Noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Due to the conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, masks must be worn when inside of the Maberry Funeral Home facilities and are suggested outside as well.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Chloe Altizer Bishop


Chloe Altizer Bishop, 82, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2021 at Commonwealth Senior Living in Radford, Virginia. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Bishop; daughter, Becky Caldwell; and her parents, Aaron and Ada Altizer.

She is survived by a daughter, Cindy Hylton of Floyd; granddaughter & grandson-in-law, Ariel & Chris Bethell; great-grandsons, Silas and Ren Bethell, all of Riner; sisters & brothers-in-law, Ellen & Carly Spence, Hattie Trail, Geneva & Allen Cox; brother & sister-in-law, Robert & Robin Bishop; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.   

Chloe was a kind and generous person who enjoyed spending her days on the farm tending to her cattle, and flat-footing at the Floyd Friday Night Jamboree. She had a love for music and played the upright bass in her and her husband’s band, B&H Bluegrass. She enjoyed playing pranks on her friends and co-workers at Kollmorgen where she worked until she retired. She was a member of Riner Grace Brethren Church. 

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the Roselawn Memorial Garden Mausoleum with Pastor Kenny Farley officiating. The family will receive friends from Noon – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel.

Due to the conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, masks must be worn when inside of the Maberry Funeral Home facilities and are suggested outside as well.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Ralph Edwin Yopp

 

Ralph Edwin Yopp, 77 of Copper Hill, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ann Yopp; parents, Earl & Ida Yopp; daughter-in-law, Carol Yopp; two brothers; and one sister.

He is survived by his sons & daughters-in-law, Frank & Joan Yopp, Tim Yopp, Greg Yopp, and Ronald & Shelby Yopp; grandchildren, Cody, Cory, Dustin, Dreama, Faith, and Derek Yopp; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Bentley, Landon, and Chloe, Noel, Ryder, Jasper, and Nevaeh; three brothers; and four sisters.

There will not be any services. 


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Oleda Marshall Kenley


Oleda Marshall Kenley, 94 of Indian Valley, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jackson Kenley; and daughter, Evelyn Higgs.

She is survived by her children, Ruth Derflinger, Claude & Sarah Kenley, and Teresa Paisley; son-in-law, Jewell Higgs; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Bentley, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Captain George Quesenberry Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. 

Per Oleda’s wishes, it’s requested that flowers not be sent.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Esther Evelene Conner


Esther Evelene Conner, 75 of Meadows of Dan, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jabe H. & Millie Eva Conner; and sisters, Mary Wood and Rachel Conner.

She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Amy & Joe Haas; son, Kenneth Handy; grandchildren, Jordan Haas, Tessa Haas, Brett Handy, Jonah Handy, and Thelma Handy; great-grandchild, Lennon Handy; brothers & sisters-in-law, Henry Conner, Jabe & Kathy Conner, Oral Lee Conner, James Conner, and Glen & Susan Conner; and sisters & brother-in-law, Irene Goad, Rebecca Sowers, and Brenda & David Hickman.

Services will be private.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Eula Day Barnhart Chambers

 



Eula Day Barnhart Chambers, 99 of Hagerstown, MD, formerly of Willis, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur E. Chambers; and parents, Courtland & Loula Spence Barnhart.

Eula married her husband Arthur on January 16, 1971. She was a lifelong member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Willis, VA. In pursuance of her professional career, Eula graduated with a Bachelor’s in Home Economics from Radford University, a Master’s from the University of West Virginia, and also worked toward her PhD. She taught Home Economics in Washington County for 20 years before serving as a Supervisor for 10 years on the Washington County Board of Education.

She is survived by a very close family friend, Cheryl Hamby.

A private graveside service will be held with Pastor Wanda Childs officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Mark Lutheran Church, c/o Pat Coulehan, Treasurer, 2590 Duncan Chapel Road, Willis, VA 24380.


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Velma Shankle Gaunt

Velma Shankle Gaunt, 96, of Bristol, Virginia passed away January 24, 2021. She was the last surviving of six children of S. C. and Belle Edwards. Velma was also preceded in death by her husband Jack N. Shankle in 1974 and her second husband Randolph Gaunt in 2002.

She is survived by her four children, Norma Shankle Royals (Don) of Richmond Hill, Georgia, Doris Shankle Blair (Rus) of Punta Gorda, Florida, Byron Shankle (Shelley) of Madison, Virginia Eddie Shankle (Louise) of Bristol, Tennessee; and step-daughter Mary Marshall Miller (Larry) of Savannah, Georgia. She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Genevieve Shankle, Brittany Shankle, Garrett Shankle, Evan Shankle, Christina Paez (Juan), Daniel Royals, Amanda Erdman (Brad), Alicia McGraw (Madison) and nine great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday March 20, 2021 in the Jacksonville Cemetery with Pastor Timothy Hale officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Floyd United Methodist P.O. Box 55 Floyd, Virginia 24091.

Lillian Rose Payton Roland


Lillian Rose Payton Roland, 87 of Floyd, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie Byron Roland, Sr.; her parents, Mary Payton and Dewey Payton; and her brothers, John Payton and Joe Payton.

She is survived by her children, Brenda L. Simmons, Willie B. Roland, Jr. (Dottie), Mark E. Roland (Andrea), Sarah J. McClintock (Mark), and Laura A. Scherrep; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Zelda M. Rosti (Ray) and James B. Payton; and many nieces and nephews.

In 1950 when Willie and Lillian married, she cared for their home and children. Later Lillian attended and graduated from the Falls Church Beauty School in September 1964. For many years Lillian worked as a beautician in northern Virginia and then in Burnsville, NC. When she and Willie moved the family to Floyd, VA in 1980 she worked as a caregiver. Lillian was a member of the Floyd Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses where she will be remembered fondly. After the death of her husband in 2003, she took up the full-time ministry and thoroughly enjoyed having this opportunity.

In an effort to keep everyone safe during this pandemic, a memorial service using zoom is scheduled to take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021. For those interested in attending, please contact Adam Tony at (607) 223-2692 or Bill Fenwick at (540) 320-4903 for complete instructions. Those wishing to sign the guest book may do so during the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday - Friday before Friday, February 5, 2021 at Maberry Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Floyd Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, P.O. Box 756, Floyd, VA 24091 or online at https://donate.jw.org

The family would like to extend special gratitude to those at Skyline Nursing and Rehabilitation Center who cared for Lillian since February 2020.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Janice Perdue Mallory

 

Janice Perdue Mallory, 76 of Check, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Mallory Yopp.

Janice was a loving wife and mother who will be greatly missed by her husband of 57 years, Daniel Mallory; son & daughter-in-law, Christopher & Barbara Mallory; son-in-law, Tim Yopp; sister, Joyce Willis; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

At her request, there will be no services.


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Caleb Dillon Blankenship

 

Caleb Dillon Blankenship, 26, of Willis, VA, passed away on Wednesday, January 13th 2021.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Wendell and Shirley Sutphin.

He is survived by his wife, Cortney Blankenship; his sons, Mattis and Cruz Blankenship; his parents, Mary and David Blankenship; his grandparents, Clyde and Elsie Blankenship; his sisters & brother-in-law, Lydia & Jaylen Major and Emma Blankenship; his uncles, Jerry & Kim Sutphin and Mark Blankenship; and a host of other family and friends.

Staff Sergeant Caleb Blankenship enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on January 14th, 2014 and was stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, where he served as a member of the 4th Security Forces Squadron. Caleb deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism in 2016. In 2019, Caleb cross trained into Education and Training where he was currently serving as a Unit Training Manager for the 3rd Intelligence Squadron at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Caleb had a strong love for his home state of Virginia and would visit often. Driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway, hunting, and spending time with family were his favorite things to do when he was home. One of Caleb’s biggest accomplishments was becoming a father. His favorite part of the day was taking his family to the park to play with his sons, Mattis and Cruz.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jeff Dalton officiating. Interment will follow in the Harris Cemetery with full military honors by the Seymour Johnson Air Force Funeral Honors. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the non-profit organization, Mission 22, 694 N Larch St #910, Sisters, OR 97759 or at https://mission22.com/ or to a charity of your choice in Caleb’s name.

Please keep in mind that due to the COVID-19 virus, seating is limited at this time. Masks must be worn when in Maberry Funeral Home’s facilities.


Thursday, January 14, 2021

William Wayne Sutphin

 


William Wayne Sutphin, 88 of Christiansburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie & Myrtle Sutphin; brothers, Jim, Nulan, Mud, Dan and Jie; and sisters, Oleta, Gywna, Florace, and Bernice.

He is survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Karen & Terry Brizendine; grandchildren, Michael Caldwell (Marsha), Jason Brizendine (Brooklyn), and Sue Ann Saylors (Jimmie); great-grandchildren, Kris, Konner, Ethan, Garrett, Hannah, Andy, Skyla, and Hailey; great-great-grandchildren, Poppie, Aizen, Harper, and Emory; sister, Pat Stanley; sisters-in-law, Katie Sutphin and Dorothy Sutphin; and close friends, Alice Altizer and Debbie Greear; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Cambria Pentecostal Holiness Church, 915 Montgomery Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073 with Pastor Josh Graham officiating.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Coleen S. Hutchens

 

Coleen S. Hutchens, 89 of Floyd, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Julious Ray Reece and Thelbert Junior Hutchens; infant daughter, Teressa Rae Reece; and brothers, Junior Spence and Billy Wayne Spence.

She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Jan & Everett Rorrer; grandchildren, Daniel (Maegan) Rorrer, Samuel (Melissa) Rorrer, and Michelle Rorrer; great-grandchildren, William and Remington Rorrer; sister, Nelda Sweeney; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private with Pastor John Chambers officiating. Interment will held in the Reece Family Cemetery.


Sunday, January 10, 2021

Henry Rallon Thompson

 

Henry Rallon Thompson, 89 of Willis, entered the gates of Heaven on Sunday, January 10, 2021. He was born on December 8, 1931 to James Taylor & Annie Burnette Thompson. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters.

As Henry joined a multitude of family and friends, he leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Phyllis Hodges Thompson; son, Wesley Thompson & Lisa Edwards; daughter & son-in-law, Ann (Letty) Thompson & Ralph Houchins, Jr.; granddaughters, Kerri Williams and Karla Rodgers; five great-grandchildren; and many loving family and friends.

Due to the conditions surrounding the COVID-19 virus and in keeping with the family’s wishes, a private funeral service will be held with Pastor Jeff Dalton officiating and Military Rites by the Army National Guard. Interment will take place in Topeco Cemetery.

Those wishing to pay their respects and sign the register book may do so between the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to Ewell & Linda Hodges, Fern Harris, and Terry & Wendy Bolt for all their help in the final days before Henry went to be with his Savior.

In lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes to personally help Phyllis may reach out to her to do so.

Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing practiced when inside of the Maberry Funeral Home facility.


Saturday, January 9, 2021

Iva Dell Harris

 

Iva Dell Harris, 89 of Willis, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmon Harris; granddaughter, Valerie Wade; parents, Glen & Mary Lee Hodges; sister, Eula Gay Edwards; and brother, Raymond Hodges.

She is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, Eddie & Paula Harris, Freddie & Freeda Harris, and Gary & Pat Harris; daughter & son-in-law, Sonya & Gary Thompson; grandchildren, Retta Bertges (Mike), Justin Harris (Melissa), Angela Webb (Steve), Kaye Wheeler (Phillip), Shawn Harris, Tracy Tolbert (Jason), Deanna Swortzel (Brian), Jeremy Wade (Autumn), and Justin Thompson; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brothers & sisters-in-law, Hubert Harman, Kenneth & Pauline Hodges, Buster Hodges, and Ewell & Linda Hodges; sisters & brothers-in-law, Jean Lugar, Fern Harris, Willadean Hylton, Phyllis & Henry Thompson, and Jewell & Joe Spickard; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the Topeco Church of the Brethren with Pastor Mike Varner and Pastor Ted Turner officiating. Interment will follow in the Topeco Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 – 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Topeco Church Women’s Fellowship, c/o Topeco Church of the Brethren, 3460 Floyd Hwy South, Floyd, VA 24091.

Masks should be worn for indoor services.


Saturday, December 26, 2020

Elvin "Zeb" Richard Harman

Elvin “Zeb” Richard Harman, 81 of Floyd, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Alreta Dean Harman; daughter & son-in-law, Dawn & Paul Hill; brother & sister-in-law, Benjamin Dale & Joan Harman; sister, Rita Louise Lawson; brother-in-law, Eugene Helms; special friends, AJ & Joan Boyd; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in the Harman Cemetery (Fairview Church Road) with Pastor Jason Pratt officiating.

Masks should be worn when attending services at the graveside.

Larry Nowlin Hollandsworth


Larry Nowlin Hollandsworth, 78, of Little Montgomery, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 and is now asleep in Jesus. He was born in Floyd County, Virginia on June 6, 1942.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sandra; their children, Christine & husband Bobby, Christopher, Sarah & husband Greg, Andrew & wife Sherry, and Deborah; their grandchildren, Kyle & girlfriend Michelle, Heather & husband Collin, Dylan & wife Emily, Jazmine, Troy, Preston, Andrew Douglas, Elizabeth, Cameron, and Brock; their great-granddaughter, Aurora; sisters, Ardith, Joyce, and Joan; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert Clive and Ruby Alma; sisters, Ruth, Bessie, June and Majella; and brothers, Herbert, David, Newton, and Randolph.

His life was devoted to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter. He was a member of Old Union Primitive Baptist Church, in Floyd County, for 50 years. Elder Larry was the moderator of the Smith River Primitive Baptist Association.  He humbly and faithfully served as Pastor to seven Primitive Baptist Churches: Town Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Crossroads (Gills Creek) Primitive Baptist Church, Glenwood Park Primitive Baptist Church, Mountain View Primitive Baptist Church, Laurel Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Paynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church, and Old Union Primitive Baptist Church in Floyd County.

Larry graduated from Willis High School and immediately enlisted in the United States Air Force. He courageously served his country for four years during which he met the love of his life, his sweetheart, Sandra.

Larry grew up on a dairy farm in Willis which blessed him with the knowledge to cultivate numerous crops each season and raise livestock on the land he worked so tirelessly to obtain. By doing whatever it took to provide for his family, his children learned the lesson of hard work and determination.

Larry was a humble man, but he was proud of the simple life he lived on Little River, sharing his dreams with his beloved, Sandra, raising their children with both faith and love.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Alan Terry, Elder Carl Terry, and Elder Mark Terry officiating. Interment will follow in the Hollandsworth Cemetery and Military Rites by the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.  

Masks are required at all times when attending services inside of Maberry Funeral Home, Inc. Please keep in mind that seating is limited due to the restrictions of COVID-19. Masks should be worn when attending services at the graveside as well.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Oscar L. "Tony" Bolt


Oscar L. “Tony” Bolt, of Montvale, Virginia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the age of 80.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cephas and Ida Bolt; brothers, Luther, John Lewis, and Olie (Page); sisters, Goldie Swedenhjelm and Evena Sutphin.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judy D. Bolt; daughter, Tammie and husband Darryl Bryant; son, Tony and wife Tonya Bolt; grandchildren, Ashley Lolley, Kristen Camper, Carrie Bryant, and Cody Bolt; and great-grandchildren, Austin Lolley, Beau and Autumn Camper. 

Tony proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Tony was self-employed in construction and plumbing.  He enjoyed collecting and refurbishing antiques and musical instruments. He also enjoyed hunting and bluegrass music. 

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in the Alderman Cemetery with Rev. Troy Mays officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the upkeep of Alderman Cemetery, c/o Gerald Hylton, 1515 Moles Road Willis, VA 24380.

The Bolt family would like to extend our gratitude to the Salem Veterans Affair Medical Center and Medi Home Health & Hospice for their attentiveness and loving care.