Josephine W. Eggers
EDEN, N.C. -- Josephine Wilson Eggers, 80, of Eden, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Morehead Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 3, 1924, in Pittsylvania County, Va., her parents were Oscar Lee Wilson and Linnie Clark Wilson, both deceased. Her family moved to Draper in the early 1930s. She retired from Fieldcrest Mills and had worked at Burger King of Eden.
Surviving are a son, Robert Shorter of Bassett, Va.; six daughters, Marie Blackwell of Stoneville, Barbara Chatman, June Hill and Kim Williams, all of Eden, Jo Ann Exum of Madison and Patricia Meine of Marietta, Ga.; two sisters, Frances Jarrell of Eden and Hazel Roach of Reidsville; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the home of a daughter, Marie Blackwell, 282 Deerwood Lane, off Country Club Drive in Stoneville.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Fair Funeral Home. Burial will be in Danview Cemetery.
John A. Holley
The funeral for John Anthony Holley, age 51Ú2 months, who died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bassett Funeral Service chapel. Rob Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.
He was the son of Brandy Marie Holley and Joseph Anthony Williams of Ridgeway.
Surviving in addition to the parents are a brother, Brandon Michael of the home; and sister, Karen Marie Holley of the home; and grandparents, Johnny and Cheryl Bowman of Ridgeway, Lou Ann Williams of Collinsville and Pete Williams of Stuart.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Bassett Funeral Services chapel.
George E. Huff
George Earnest Huff, 77, of Martinsville and formerly of Woolwine, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
He was born in Floyd County on July 31, 1926, to Noah and Ollie Wade Huff.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Velva Conner Huff; a daughter, Sharon Huff; six brothers, John Huff, Kyle Huff, Hansom Huff, Eugene Huff, Asa Huff and Raymond Huff; and a sister, Nancy Campbell.
He was a World War II Army veteran, had worked at Hercules-Radford Arsenal in Radford, and was a member of Mount Nebo Holiness Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn H. Spencer and Deborah Huff, both of Martinsville; one son, Jeffrey Huff of Critz; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at noon Friday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Bishop James Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the Conner family cemetery with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.
A wake will be held Friday an hour before the service at Moody Funeral Home.
Addie G. Joyce
Addie Geneva Joyce, 95, of 83 Fourth St., Fieldale, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
She was born in Henry County on June 4, 1909, to George Payton Pace and Lula Belle Thompson Pace.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Clyde Joyce; a sister, Vera Weaver; and four brothers, Herbert Pace, Emory Pace, Ramey Pace and Willard Pace.
She retired from Fieldcrest Mills and was a member of Fieldale Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, C. Douglas Joyce of Collinsville; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held graveside at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roselawn Burial Park with Dr. Joe Bryant officiating.
The family will receive friends at Norris Funeral Services chapel from 1 p.m. until time for the funeral Thursday.
Memorials may be made to: Fieldale Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 98, Fieldale, Va. 24089, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
A graveside service for William "Bill" Lash, 75, of Madison, N.C., who died July 5, 2004, at The Bryan Center in Eden, N.C., will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway, instead of a previously announced cemetery. The Rev. J.D. Harmon will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Martinsville.
Roosevelt Law, 83, of 219 New Light Church Road, Martinsville, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
Born April 27, 1921, in Martinsville, he was a son of Kenny Law and Della Hairston Law, both deceased.
He was a World War II veteran; had owned and operated Law's TV Service for 40 years; and was a member of New Light Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and in the Layman's League.
Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Law of the home; a daughter, Marilon Wilkins of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a son, Samuel Law of Martinsville; a sister, Virginia Hairston of Martinsville; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hairston Funeral Home with the Revs. Troy Beasley and Edward Holland officiating. Burial will be in Carver Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Hairston Funeral Home a half hour before the service and other times at the home on New Light Church Road.
Ernest A. Ramsey
Ernest Alonzo Ramsey, 90, of 1251 Old Greensboro Road, Thomasville, N.C., died Monday, July 5, 2004 at the Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart.
He was born in Franklin County on Nov. 1, 1913, a son of Joseph Leonard Ramsey and Bessie Eva Young Ramsey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene Ramsey and Joe L. Ramsey.
He graduated from Callaway High School in Franklin County, then from Perry Business School.
A World War II veteran, Ramsey was a sergeant in the Marine Corps and served in Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands as a radar technician. He was the recipient of the Commendation Ribbon for outstanding and meritorious service.
He retired from Jewell Tea Company after 30 years of work, retiring with the title of manager of the Southeastern District. He was a longtime member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Buena Vista Lodge No. 21 in Greensboro; helped organize and was active in the AARP in Thomasville, N.C.; and was an active member and deacon at Victory Baptist Church in Thomasville.
Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Esther Dillon Ramsey of Martinsville; four sisters, Selma Thornton of Henry, Mary Frith of Gretna, Cindy Swanson of Callands and Betty Martin of Bassett; and three brothers, Claude Ramsey of Yorktown, George Ramsey of Suffolk and John K. Ramsey of Henry.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Collins Funeral Services chapel in Bassett with the Rev. Charles Swanson officiating. Burial will be in the PearsonÚRamsey Memorial Park in Henry.
The family will receive friends at Collins Funeral Services an hour before the service Thursday.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Victory Baptist Church in Thomasville.
Memorials may be made to: Victory Baptist Church, 280 Clodfelter Road, Thomasville, N.C. 27360.
Callie E. Bumpus
The funeral for Callie Estelle Bumpus, 93, of Martinsville, who died Aug. 13, 2004, was held Monday at Freedom Baptist Church. The Revs. Tim Whiteheart, Tracy Freeman, Edwin Moore and Carl Keith officiated. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park.
Pallbearers were Irvin Painter, Charles Corbett, Shane Painter, David Mills, Doyle Mills, Tommy Mills, Michael Prillaman, Kenneth Prillaman, Jason Mills, W.K. Prillaman, Tim Burton and Eddie Utt.
Bassett Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.
Virginia Katherine Cathcart Bell, 90, of Blue Ridge Rehab Center, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
She was born Oct. 29, 1913, in Davison, N.C. She was a retired beautician who had owned and operated beauty parlors in Mincie, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bell.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Burial Park. The Rev. Curtis Ashley will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Norris Funeral Services.