Robert C. Boaz
RICHMOND -- Robert Clyde "Buck" Boaz, 89, of Stuart, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, in Beth Sholom Nursing Home in Richmond. He was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Stuart to James Robert Boaz and Kate Gilley Boaz, both deceased.
He attended Patrick County Schools, the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg and Scranton Lackanna College in Scranton, N.J.
He served as a sergeant in the Army during World War II and was in the Quartermaster Corps and was stationed at Fort Belvoir. He also served in the China-Burma-India Theater of War.
He worked as an accountant for E.I. DuPont deNemours and in New Jersey and Virginia.
He became a partner in Hudson's Drug Store in Stuart in 1946 and worked there until it closed in 2001.
He was a charter member of the Patrick County Jaycees, a charter member and past president of the Stuart Lions Club and was a member of the board of directors and treasurer of RJR Patrick County Memorial Hospital.
Other memberships included the Post 105 of the American Legion, past president of the Stuart PTA, past president of the Patrick County United Fund and chairman of the Patrick County Heart Fund.
He also was a member and past mater of the Mt. Home Lodge No. 263, A.F. and A.M., past district deputy of the 39th Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, a 32- degree Mason and member of the Danville Chapter of the Scottish Rite and member and past patron of the Stuart Chapter No. 25, Order of Eastern Start.
He was a member and past chairman of the Patrick County Democratic Party and a member of the State Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Virginia.
He was a member of the Stuart United Methodist Church, serving as a church school teacher and superintendent of the church school, member and chairman of the church administrative board and church lay leader.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Clara Pinckard Boaz of Stuart and the Beth Sholom Home in Richmond; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Boaz Baron of Richmond; and one grandson.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Stuart United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Clyde DeLoach officiating.
Burial will be in the Stuart Cemetery with Masonic rites by the Mt. Home Lodge No. 263 and flag presentation by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.
he family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2728 Colonial Ave., Suite #2, Roanoke, Va. 24015, or to the Stuart United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 946, Stuart, Va. 24171.
James S. Clark
LINDEN, Tenn. -- James Stacy Clark, 34, of Linden, and formerly of Martinsville, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at the Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tenn.
He was born in Martinsville on Feb. 13, 1971, to James Thomas Clark and Barbara Roberts Clark.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ginger Shrader.
He was a Martinsville High School graduate and was a supervisor with the Greene Co. in Martinsville.
He attended Freedom Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Tammy Barbour Clark of the home; one daughter, Cesalea Danielle Clark of Stoneville, N.C.; one son, James Michael Clark, also of Stoneville, one stepdaughter, Chasity Nicole Thomas of Stuart, Va., one sister, Debi Elizabeth Locklear of Savannah, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart with Pastor Doug Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Stateline Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of his mother and father-in-law, Jackie and Barbara Barbour, 5907 Soapstone Road, Ridgeway, Va.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Charmain Atkins, P.O. Box 10 Claudville, Va. 24076.
George J. Collins
George Junior Collins, 69, of 35 Tulip Lane, Collinsville, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at his home.
He was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Louisville, Ky., to George and Rachel Collier Collins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Collins; a brother, Robert D. Collins; and a sister, Coary L. Gilley.
He was retired from Stone Container Co. with 23 years of service and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Sue Collins, of the home; a son, Buddy Collins of Collinsville; a stepson, Dorsey Riggins of Collinsville; a daughter, Delana Buyck of Knoxville, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Sue R. Moore of Martinsville; two brothers, Kenneth Collins and John Collins, both of Kentucky; and two sisters, Virginia Ison and Joey Reynolds, both of Kentucky; five grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Burial Park with Charles R. Tomlinson officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home.
Channie W. Crotts
Channie Era Wood Crotts, 90, of Stuart, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at her home.
She was born in Patrick County on Aug. 18, 1915, to John Lewis Wood and Flora Della Hall Wood.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robey V. Crotts; two sisters, Dossie Foley and Pansy Wood; and a brother, Zenas Wood.
She was a member of New Hope Church of the Brethren where she sang in the choir and was a Bible School helper.
She worked at Bassett Mirror and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary where she was voted member of the year in 1998.
Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia Youngblood of Stuart; two sons, Johnnie Clinton Crotts of Vero Beach, Fla., and Gary Robey Crotts of High Point, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at New Hope Church of the Brethren with Pastors Rick Randall and Danny Gilley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.
Memorials may be made to the Fairystone Fire Department, 6687 Fairystone Park Hwy., Stuart, Va. 24171, Hospice of Patrick County, 835 Woodland Dr., Suite 101, Stuart, Va. 24171 or to the New Hope Church of the Brethren, 2007 New Hope Road, Stuart, Va. 24171.
Ellen S. Floyd
Ellen Sue Floyd, 93, of 716 Jefferson St., Martinsville, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at her home.
She was born May 16, 1912, in Patrick County, to Samuel Arthur Newman and Martha Wimbish Newman.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Floyd Jr.; three sisters, Una Mae Walker, Grace N. Smith and Catherine "Kitty" Engle; and two brothers, Eldon L. Newman and Claude B. Newman.
She and her husband owned and operated Floyd's Cash Store for 18 years until 1961. She later joined Globman's Department Store and retired after 25 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Martinsville.
Surviving are two sons, John F. Floyd III of Collinsville and David N. Floyd of Martinsville; a sister, Frances N. Davis of Martinsville; a brother, Dewey Leon Newman of Blacksburg; three grandchildren; one stepgrandson; and two step-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services chapel with the Rev. John Fulcher officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and at the home on Jefferson Street from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 23 Starling Ave., Martinsville, Va. 24112.
Kevin A. Frazier
Kevin A. Frazier, 43, of 508 Fayette St., Martinsville, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
He was the husband of Joan Holt-Frazier of the home.
He was born May 15, 1962, in New York City, to Andrew L. Frazier and Minnie Deloris Draper Frazier, both deceased.
He was disabled. He was a member of Mount Zion AME Church and was appointed to the steward board, elected trustee and was a member of the tape ministry and educational committee.
In addition to his wife, surviving are a stepson, Erik Holt of Virginia Beach; a stepdaughter, Jenna Holt of Norfolk; five sisters, Wyliette Johnson of Bronx, N.Y., and Laurence Frazier, Carlesia Frazier, Corine Frazier and Marian Frazier, all of Martinsville; and a brother, Sterling Frazier, of Virginia Beach.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hairston Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Reuben J. Boyd Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Carver Memorial Gardens in Martinsville.
The family will receive friends at the home at 508 Fayette St. and a half-hour before the service.