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Virginia Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 835

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Date: Monday, 17 September 2012, at 8:09 p.m.

America Ethel Mitchell
GRUNDY -- America Ethel Mitchell, 77, of Route 4, died Monday, May 29, 2000. She was born in Buchanan County, a daughter of Leck and Tracy Deel, and was the widow of Basil Mitchell. She was a homemaker and a member of Old Regular Baptist Church for 49 years. Surviving are four daughters, Emil Jean Deel of Harman, Va. and Emma Gay Compton, Ledna Fern Woods and Marcella Owens, all of Prater, Va.; five sons, William Harold Mitchell, Ricky Ferrell Mitchell and Charlie Creed Mitchell, all of Prater, James Carl Mitchell of Dismal, Va., and Michael Stanford Mitchell of Hurley, Va.; a sister, Lillie May Breeding of Richlands; three brothers, Virgil Deel of Richlands, Ervin Deel of Prater and Earl Deel of Warren, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Russell Prater Old Regular Baptist Church by Haysi Funeral Home. Elders Freddie Ramey, David O'Quinn and Eddie Newsome will officiate. Burial will be in Mitchell Family Cemetery in Prater. Mrs. Mitchell was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lorrine Mitchell; and a grandson, Brian Mitchell. Pallbearers will be Jeff Bailey, Matthew Woods, Adam Deel, Johnny Fuller, Travis Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, Nathan Mitchell, Aaron Deel, Sabian Deel and Brian Hargett. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the church, where a service will be held at 7 p.m. Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

America Ethel Mitchell
GRUNDY -- Funeral services for America Ethel Mitchell will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Russell Prater Old Regular Baptist Church by Haysi Funeral Home. Elders Freddie Ramey, David O'Quinn and Eddie Newsome will officiate. Burial will be in Mitchell Family Cemetery in Prater. Mrs. Mitchell, 77, of Route 4, died Monday, May 29, 2000. Pallbearers will be Jeff Bailey, Matthew Woods, Adam Deel, Johnny Fuller, Travis Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, Nathan Mitchell, Aaron Deel, Sabian Deel and Brian Hargett. Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Stella M. Phipps
VANSANT, Va. -- Stella M. Phipps, 84, died Monday, May 29, 2000, in Buchanan General Hospital. She was born in Buchanan County, a daughter of the late Taze and Mary Owens Viers. She was a member of Vansant Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Avon F. Phipps; two daughters, Thelma Smith of Elkin, N.C., and Gail Belcher of Vansant; a son, James C. Owens of Moncks Corner, S.C.; three stepdaughters, Janice Anderson of Grundy and Jean Howell and Phyliss Pruitt, both of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Cecil Viers of Vansant; six grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Vansant Baptist Church by Grundy Funeral Home. The Rev. Stan Parris will officiate. The body will be taken to the church at 9 a.m. Wednesday to await the funeral hour at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Greenhill Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va. Mrs. Phipps was also preceded in death by a sister; and six brothers. Among survivors are sons-in-law, Jackie Smith of Elkin and Brian Belcher of Vansant; daughter-in-law Rachel Owens of Moncks Corner; and stepsons-in-law, Marshall Anderson of Grundy and Darrell Howell of St. Louis. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday in Grundy Funeral Home Chapel.

Ethel Clevinger Looney Swanson
ORACLE, Ariz. -- Ethel Clevinger Looney Swanson, 88, formerly of Buchanan County, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at home. She was born in Buchanan County, a daughter of the late Sylvester and Victoria Davis Clevinger, and moved to Miami in 1947. While living in the Grundy area, she was a member of Grundy Church of Christ. She was a retired employee of Central Bank of Miami with 21 years of service. After her retirement in 1982, she moved to Oracle and was a member of Oracle Union Church. Surviving are her husband, Clinton H. Swanson; a son, Bobby Gene Looney of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Lonnie Clevinger of Maxie, Va.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Grundy Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Willard Owens will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Big Rock, Va. Mrs. Swanson was also preceded in death by a son, Benny Charles Looney; a sister, Onie Brown; and four brothers, Lum, Bob, Kenneth and Rans Clevinger. Among survivors are daughters-in-law, Eva Looney of Tucson and Mrs. Benny (Clara) Looney of Oracle. Pallbearers will be Sonny Clevinger, John Clevinger, David Ratliff, Everett Delaney, David Delaney, Charlie Edwards and Donald Looney. Friends may call at 6 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel, where services will be held at 7 p.m. The Rev. Jerry Edwards will officiate with a song service by the Mays Family. Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gary Wayne Taylor
ABINGDON -- Gary Wayne Taylor, 48, died Friday, June 2, 2000, from injuries sustained in a work-related accident. He was born in Grundy, a son of Pauline Garrett Taylor of Grundy and the late Hayse Taylor. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was employed as a foreman for Motivation Coal. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Donna Taylor of Abingdon; a son, Nathan Garrett Taylor of Abingdon; two brothers, Wesley Frank Taylor of Bristol Tennessee and Randy Dean Taylor of Grundy; and a sister, Deborah T. Dotson of Grundy. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 5 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel. The Revs. Michael Trent and Michael McCoy will officiate. Entombment will be in Colonial Chapel Mausoleum in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Brad McCoy, Scotty McCoy, Greg Horn, Joe Hicks, Raymond Earles and Chad Owens. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m., before the service Sunday in Farris Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 2788 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

Arthur Dotson
PAW PAW, Ky. -- Arthur Dotson, 76, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, in Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, Va. He was born in Pike County, Ky., a son of the late Willie and Rose Dotson, and was a lifelong resident of the Paw Paw area. He was a disabled coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Lula Mae Estep Dotson; two daughters, Margaret D. Stiltner of Big Rock, Va., and Carol D. Wolford of Hurley, Va.; seven sons, Bill Dotson, Paul Dotson, Larry Dotson, Edd Dotson and Harold Dotson, all of Paw Paw, Dale Dotson of Rosedale, Va., and Earnel Dotson of Hurley; two sisters, Earmel Estep and Cora Cantrell, both of Hurley; two brothers, Bill Dotson and Earl Dotson, both of Paw Paw; 23 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at noon in Mill Fork Freewill Baptist Church in Paw Paw by Grundy Funeral Home. The Revs. Michael Casey and Britt Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Dotson Cemetery in Paw Paw. Mr. Dotson was also preceded in death by a daughter, Edith Dotson; a sister, Opal Allison; and six brothers, Clell, Earny, Flem, Everett, Anthony and George Dotson. Among survivors are sons-in-law Elsie Stiltner of Big Rock and Berlin Wolford of Hurley; daughters-in-law, Lilly Mae Dotson, Lisa Dotson and Debbie Dotson, all of Paw Paw, and Donna Dotson of Rosedale. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James William Cole
ABINGDON -- James William Cole, 72, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at home. He was born in Bearwallow near Jewell Ridge in Buchanan County, a son of the late Steward J. and Loma Nelson Cole. He was a retired coal miner, formerly employed by Cole and White Coal Co. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Casey Short VFW Post 9640 and Tazewell County Chapter 31 DAV. He was a member of the Cedar Bluff Masonic Lodge 260 and the Kazim Shrine Temple. Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Taylor Cole; four sons, James Cole Jr. of Lafayette, La., Gerald Stanley Cole and Benjaman Scott Cole, both of Abingdon, and John Barry Cole of Christiansburg, Va.; two daughters, Susan Deloris Hall of Fayetteville, N.C., and Charlotte Vineyard of Abileen, Texas; three brothers, Curt Cole of Jewell Ridge, Bob Cole of Bearwallow and Aldie Cole of Wintersville, Ohio; two sisters, Wanda Keen of Cedar Bluff and Ilene Holt of La Follette, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Singleton Funeral Chapel in Cedar Bluff. The Revs. Don Thayer and Craig Barber will officiate. Burial will be in Cole Family Cemetery in Bearwallow with military graveside rites by Casey Short VFW Post 9640 and Tazewell County Chapter 31 DAV. Mr. Cole was also preceded in death by a brother, Wilburn Cole; and a sister, Dorlene Cole. Pallbearers will be Dirik Cole, Nick Cole, Jamie Cole, La Rue Cole, Wayne Dennis and Wade Horn. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Hickock, Gary Taylor, Ed Cole, U.P. White, Orville Nelson and Cab Dunford. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, where Masonic Memorial Rites will be held at 7 p.m. Cedar Bluff Masonic Lodge 260 AF&AM will officiate. Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Oakley Hamilton
GRUNDY -- Richard Oakley Hamilton, 80, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000. He was born in Pike County, Ky., a son of Gerimah Ward Hamilton Coleman of Grundy and the late Oakley Haney Hamilton. He had lived in Buchanan County for several years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a graduate of Oakland, Calif., High School and was a retired engineer for the water works in Oakland. Surviving, besides his mother, are a daughter, Barbara LeSuer of Alala Vista, Calif.; three sisters, Opal Whitt and Bonnie Jean Childress, both of Grundy, and Frances Lester of Roanoke; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Big Rock, Va. The Rev. Bob Miller will officiate. Mr. Hamilton was also preceded in death by four sons. Pallbearers will be friends. There will be no visitation in Grundy Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, c//o Peggy Yates, Route 2, Box 521, Vansant, VA 24656, or the American Heart Association, c//o Sue Justice, P.O. Box 1513, Grundy, VA.

Bernard Alden "Red" Kennedy
BIG ROCK, Va. -- Bernard Alden "Red" Kennedy, 60, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, in Buchanan General Hospital. He was born in Wise County, Va., a son of the late John and Areba Ann Skeens Kennedy. He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County. He was a member of the New Zion Freewill Baptist Church, a retired coal miner employed with Kentland Elkhorn Coal Co. and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was the widower of Hazel Marie Shortt Kennedy. Surviving are a daughter, Anna Wright of Big Rock; four sons, Jimmy Kennedy, Jeffrey Kennedy and Bradley Kennedy, all of Big Rock, and John David Kennedy of Grundy; two sisters, Yuvonne Berglowe of Big Rock and Helen White of Hico, W.Va.; a brother, Vernon Kennedy of Pembroke, Va.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in Grundy Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Jimmy Kerr, Britt Jackson and E.C. Honaker will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain Valley Memorial Park at Big Rock. Mr. Kennedy was also preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Ann Kennedy and Dorothy Wright; and a brother, Samuel Kennedy. Among survivors are grandchildren, Bernard John Kennedy, Joshua Kennedy, Ethan Kennedy, Coty Kennedy, Daniel Wright and Caitlyn Wright. Pallbearers will be Bobby Joe Skeens, Benny Hutchinson, Sid Smith, James Craft, Kenny Johnson, Ermel Wolford, Cecil Rice and Vernon Kennedy Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Vinod Modi, Dr. Harrison Turner, Dr. Gerald Blackwell, Bill Sword, Bob Slone, Jerry Stiltner, Jim Edwards and the fourth floor and intensive care unit staff of Buchanan General Hospital. Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edward C. Baldwin
JEWELL VALLEY, Va. -- Funeral services for Edward C. Baldwin will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff. The Revs. Ancil Childress, Billy Ray Hicks and Terry Keen will officiate. Burial will be in Jewell Family Cemetery on Chicken Ridge, Va., with military graveside rites by Casey-Shortt VFW Post 9640 and Tazewell County Chapter 31 DAV. Mr. Baldwin, 78, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at home. He was born in Buchanan County, Va., a son of the late G.C. and Mae Osborne Baldwin, both Buchanan County natives. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Whitewood Fire Department, the Whitewood Lions Club and the House of Prayer at Jewell Valley. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Nila Griffith Baldwin; two daughters, Emma Loretta Bradley of Richlands and Mrs. Troy (Brenda) Adams of Jewell Valley; a son, the Rev. Rick C. Baldwin of Tampa, Fla.; four sisters, Florine Ferrell of Richlands and Marie Charles, Nancy Baldwin and Mrs. Rolley (Nell) Campbell, all of Oakwood, Va.; two grandsons; three granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Baldwin was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Among survivors are daughter-in-law Debi Baldwin of Tampa; grandsons Eddie Adams and wife Vanessa of Laurel Creek, Va. and Joshua Baldwin of Tampa; three granddaughters, Shannon Roche and husband Steve, and Alesha Baldwin, all of Tampa, and Kimberly N. Adams of Jewell Valley; and a host of friends. Pallbearers will be Scott Griffith, Tim Griffith, Ralph Vandyke, John Young, Buddy Campbell, Chris Campbell, Victor Edwards and Edd Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Whitewood Fire Department and the Whitewood Lions Club. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff.

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