Aphrodite T. Hairston
The funeral for Aphrodite T. Hairston, 28, of Richmond and formerly of Martinsville, who died Jan. 25, 2005, will be held at noon Saturday at the First Baptist Church, East Martinsville. The family will receive friends for a half-hour before the service at the church.
Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lillie H. King
Lillie Clay Harris King, 92, of Glen Burnie, Md., and formerly of Martinsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, in Glen Burnie.
She was born in Henry County on Dec. 19, 1912, to Peter S. Harris and Carrie Hill Harris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry King on Oct. 23, 2001; two sisters, Minnie Penn and Sarah Menefee; and a brother, John B. Harris Sr.
She was a homemaker and a domestic worker.
An active member of New Light Baptist Church, she was the first president of the deaconess board, was a Sunday school teacher, an usher and a member of the kitchen committee and the Missionaries Club. She was a life member of the
Smith River Baptist Association and also a member of the 4-H Demonstration Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Carrie Harris of Kensington, Md. and Juanita Sharma of Glen Burnie; a son, Donald Wesley Harris of Martinsville; two sisters, Dorothy Menefee of Bassett and Ester Martin of Martinsville; and a brother, Richard A. Harris Sr. of Martinsville.
The funeral will be held at noon Saturday at Collins Funeral Services chapel with the Rev. Troy Beasley officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris family cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour before the service.
R. Terry Martin
RICHMOND -- Richard "Terry" Martin, 64, of 2101 Briarcliff Road, Richmond, and formerly of Henry County, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005.
He was born in Stuart on Dec. 26, 1940, and grew up in Fieldale, where he graduated from Fieldale High School in 1959. He was the choir director at Fieldale Baptist Church for several years.
Martin received a Master of Fine Arts degree in music composition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and did graduate studies in music composition and orchestration at Boston University under composer Ulysses Kay. He also held a bachelor's degree in religion and philosophy with a music minor from High Point University in North Carolina.
He composed many symphonies, two of which were performed by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.
Martin began his career as the high school band director at Bassett High School in 1966. In 1972, he became band director at John Marshall High School in Richmond followed by a tenure at a North Carolina high school before returning to Richmond at George Wythe High School.
In addition to being a member of the National Education Association, he performed as a pianist in many groups, including the Burt Massengale Orchestra and the Woody Pittman Orchestra.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard E. Martin and Margaret Mathis Martin.
Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Lannie Beasley Martin; two brothers, James "Jim" Edward Martin of Collinsville and William "Bill" Everette Martin of New Bern, N.C.; and his stepmother, Jessie Soyars Martin of Martinsville.
The funeral will be held at noon Saturday at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Homes' Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Road, Richmond. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Goochland County.
Memorials may be made to One Voice Chorus Inc., 3601 Frontier Drive, Richmond, Va. 23235.
James D. O'Dell
The funeral for James "Jimmy" Dale O'Dell, 47, of 344 Wingfield Orchard Road, Martinsville, who died Jan. 18, 2005, was held Thursday at Community Baptist Church in Bassett. The Rev. Carson
Williams and Pastor J.D. Walker officiated. Burial was in the Martin family cemetery in Penhook.
Pallbearers were Andy Owen, Ricky Hutcherson, Blane Martin, Bill Moshenek, Gary Whitt, Richard Stump, B.J. Crowe, Jan Grogan, Mike Turner, Dale Hundley, Hank Terry and Junior Fuller.
Collins Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.
Drewry M. Roberts
The funeral for Drewry Mason Roberts, 66, of 355 Motley Road, Axton, who died Jan. 25, 2005, was held Thursday at Community Funeral Services chapel in Ridgeway with the Rev. Harry Vance officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Daryl L. Harris, James M. Roberts, Ronald D. Roberts, Christopher M. Roberts, David R. Roberts, Johnny A. Roberts, Harold Roberts and Johnny Mitchell.
Betty S. Stovall
Betty S. Stovall, 67, of Sandston, and formerly of Patrick County, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.B. Schillings and Annie Schillings; and her husband, Richard Moir "Wimpy" Stovall.
Surviving are a son, John R. Stovall of Sandston; a daughter, Jerri Rust of Danville; a sister, Thelma Ely of Hollywood, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held in Richmond. Burial was in Patrick Memorial Gardens in Stuart.
Moody Funeral Home in Stuart assisted with arrangements.
Marvin J. Tinsley
The funeral for Marvin Jack Tinsley, 85, of 215 Central St., Martinsville, who died Jan. 22, 2005, was held Thursday at Hairston Funeral Home with the Rev. Ruben Boyd officiating. Burial was in Carver Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Joe Henry Tinsley, Marvin Venable, Tommy Tinsley, Lawrence Venable Sr., Allen Tinsley, Rico Law She', Johnny Venable and Thomas Tatum.
Revie J. Wooley
Revie J. Wooley, 58, of 727 Hill Valley Road, Stuart, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Howell Funeral Home in Stuart.
Ernest R. Bayne
Ernest Roger Bayne, 87, of 528 Hairston St., Martinsville, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Stanleytown Health Care Center.
He was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Salem, to George T. Bayne and Ethel Marable Bayne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and thee brothers.
Bayne served with in the Army infantry from 1941-45 where he spent most of his time as a tail gunner in Aruba and the Dutch West Indies. He was employed by Henry County Plywood for many years and was a member of Starling Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Alta Dudley Bayne; a sister, Dorothy L. Flaesch of Lynchburg; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Roselawn Burial Park with Dr. David Adkins officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 tonight at McKee-Stone Funeral Services and other times at 528 Hairston St. The family requests that no food be brought to the home.
Memorials may be made to the SPCA, P.O. Box 326, Collinsville, Va. 24078.
Edna C. Bray
DANVILLE -- Edna Jane Campbell Bray, 84, of 8708 Mount Cross Road, Danville, died Feb. 3, 2005, at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Altavista on July 20, 1920, to Allen Ward Witt and Maggie Updike Witt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Campbell, and second husband, James Leonard Bray; two sons, James O. Campbell and Fred D. Campbell; a sister, Lillie Barnard; and nine brothers, Welford Witt, Thelsie Witt, Harris Witt, William Witt, Roy Witt, Joseph Witt, Arthur Witt, Alex Witt and Alfred Witt.
She attended Coates School in Altavista, retired from Dan River Inc. with 32 years of service and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Ralph Samuel Campbell of Martinsville, Lonnie L. Campbell of Dry Fork and Harold Vernon Campbell of Danville; two sisters, Eleanor Burnette and Hallie Roberts, both of Altavista; a brother, Frank Witt of Aberdeen, Md.; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Norris Funeral Services chapel, 3995 Franklin Turnpike, Danville. The Revs. Gil Hawks and Daryl Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Burial Park.
The family is receiving friends at the home of Lonnie Campbell, 460 Old Shop Road, Dry Fork.