Edward J. Casey
The funeral for Edward J. Casey Jr., 76, of 1334 Root Trail, Martinsville, who died Feb. 2, 2005, was held Saturday at Norris Funeral Services. The Rev. Dennis Wingate officiated.
Burial will be March 11 at Arlington National Cemetery.
Mary B. Davis
Mary Emma Brantley Davis, 87, of 3207 Davis Road, Davisboro, Ga., died Feb. 4, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
She was born in Washington County, Ga., on Dec. 10, 1917, to John Jefferson Brantley and Dovie Idella Tanner Brantley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jarrel Randolph Davis; two sisters; and six brothers.
Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Davis Stovall of Bassett; a son, William R. Anderson of Davisboro; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at May
Smith Funeral Home in Sandersville, Ga. The Revs. Lamar Brantley and C. Davis Anderson will officiate. Burial will follow in New Hope United Methodist Church cemetery in Davisboro.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 3907, Martinsville, Va. 24115.
Norris Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
William M. Hall
William Martin Hall, 88, of Stuart, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Blue Ridge Nursing Home.
Arrangements will be announced by Howell Funeral Home, Stuart.
Franklin D. Joyce
Franklin Delano Joyce, 70, of 45 Sunbeam Road, Bassett, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Collins Funeral Services.
Alyssa J. Justus
Alyssa Jayden Justus, infant daughter of Chasity Nicole Boardwine Thomas and D.J. Justus II, both of Bassett, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Roanoke Community Hospital.
She was born Feb. 3, 2005, in Roanoke.
Surviving in addition to her parents are her paternal grandmother, Linda Daniel Justus of Patrick County; paternal great-grandmother, Violo Lowe of Richlands; maternal grandmother, Tammy Clark of Perry County, Tenn.; maternal grandfather, Kenneth Boardwine of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and maternal great-grandparents, Jack and Barbara Barbour of Ridgeway.
The funeral will be private. The family will receive friends at 152 Cumberland Road, Bassett.
Norris Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.
John R. Lankford Jr.
John Robert Lankford Jr., 54, of Claudville, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005.
He was born Aug. 13, 1950, in Patrick County to Robert and Opal Hooker Lankford of Claudville. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 36 years, Cathy Spencer Lankford of the home; two daughters, Tina Marie Shinault and Shvonda Cockram, both of Claudville; a son, John Aaron Lankford of Claudville; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Ricky Lankford and Jimmy Lankford, both of Claudville.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor Dr. Jerry Whitlow and Revs. Craig Edwards and Rick Byerly officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart and other times at the home of Shvonda Cockram, 893 Mitchells Mill Road, Claudville.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Christian School, P.O. Box 160, Claudville, Va. 24076.
Bennie Ruth Lawson
Bennie Ruth Lawson, 69, of Peters Creek Drive, Stuart, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
She was born in Patrick County on May 20, 1935, to Jessie Moir Collins and Myrtle Rose Lawson Collins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Cecil Ray Lawson and Claude Douglas Lawson; and two brothers, Junior Moir Collins and L.D. Light.
She was a member of Wayside Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Claude A. Lawson of the home; five sons, Jimmy Lawson, Odell Lawson, Terry Lawson, Johnny Lawson and Garland Lawson, all of Stuart; four daughters, Arlene Hutchens of Patrick Springs, Tammy George of Bon Secour, Ala., Lisa Conner of Stuart and Mary Alice Wimbush of Martinsville; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Obie Collins of Stuart; a half-brother, Paul Odell Light of Stuart; a sister, Lena Inman of Martinsville; and a half-sister, Carlene Inman of Stuart.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart with the Rev. J.R. Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Patrick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service Monday at the funeral home and other times at the family home at 1184 Peters Creek Drive, Stuart.
Bernice J. Ponton
Bernice Jefferson Ponton, 80, of Martinsville, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Blue Ridge Rehab Center, Martinsville.
She was born in Pittsylvania County on Aug. 5, 1924, to Wade Keen Jefferson and Annie Maude
Wells Jefferson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin D. Ponton, and two sisters, Edith J. Nester and Lucille J. Fuller.
She graduated from Callands High School and attended Phillips School of Business in Lynchburg. She was a member of the Tabernacle Christian Church in Callands.
Surviving are two daughters, Christine Bullock of Martinsville and Elizabeth Mosley of Bassett; two sons, Marvin D. Ponton Jr. of Lynchburg and Jeff H. Ponton of Henry; one brother, Bill Jefferson of Rocky Mount; four granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services chapel. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and other times at the home of Christine Bullock, 350 Dogwood Drive, Martinsville.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 524, Martinsville, Va. 24114 or the Martinsville-Henry County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 4982, Martinsville, Va. 24112.
Fred M. Ray
Fred Maxwell Ray, 85, of Ridgeway, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born in Lawsonville, N.C., on Dec. 31, 1919, to Eugene Ray and Lula Martin Ray. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Tufts.
Ray served in the Air Force during World War II; retired from DuPont in Martinsville and was a member of Peters Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Amos Ray of the home; a daughter, Anita Ray of Ridgeway; three brothers, Paul Ray of Naples, Fla., Spot Ray of Stuart, Jack Ray of Corpus Christi, Texas; five sisters, Ruth Stephens of Danbury, N.C., Lorraine Formato of Asheville, N.C., Dorothy Lackey of Tacoma, Wash., Rachel Gray of Lawsonville and Anne Mooney of Flat Rock, N.C.
The funeral was held Saturday at Peters Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Ragsdale officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with military honors by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.
Pallbearers were Jerry Amos, Jack Cline, Eddie Crowe, Mike Shough, Jesse Yarborough and Jon Hundley.
Memorials may be made to Peter's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 6561 NC 8 Hwy. N., Lawsonville, N.C. 27022, or to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, checks payable to MMRF, 51 Locust Ave., Suite 201, New Canaan, Conn. 06840.
Moody Funeral Home in Stuart was in charge of arrangements.
Louise Scales, 82, of 532 John Baker Drive, Fieldale, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
Arrangements will be announced by Hairston Funeral Home.