Clint E. "Eddie" Dyson Jr., age 58, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996 at the home of his mother in Marion.
Mr. Dyson was of the Protestant faith, and was a veteran, having served with the United States Army as Staff Sergeant. He had served as the resident golf pro for several golf courses including the Holston Hills Country Club in Marion and had an avid love for golf. He was a graduate of Lees-McRae College.
He is survived by his mother, Edith Wells Dyson of Marion; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Frances and Al Ferguson, and Debbie Dyson, all of Marion, Faye and Oval Chapman of Uniontown, Ohio, and Peggy Stuttaford of Oakland, Calif.; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Betty Dyson of Marion; several nieces, nephews, and three great-nieces.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Andrew Arnold and Dr. William A. Slater officiating. Graveside services will be held today, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at the New Providence Cemetery in Loudon County, Tenn. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Debbie Rogers, 576 Fowler St., Marion, VA 24354.
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Verna Allen Elledge, formerly of Marion, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996 in Richmond.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and J.B. Hobbs; one son and daughter-in-law, Rudolph and Ruth Elledge; three grandchildren: Susan Simmers, Carolyn Fischer, and Barbara Anne Elledge; two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond. The family will receive friends tonight, Nov. 23, 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Bliley Funeral Home, Chippenham Chapel, Hull St. Rd., Richmond.
Bliley Funeral Home in Richmond is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. John Eugene James Grant Floyd Sr., age 89, of Mt. Holly, N.C., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.
Rev. Floyd was born in Caldwell County, N.C., the son of the late John and Eva Barber Floyd. He was the husband of the late Rose Fisher Floyd and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Floyd.
He was a retired Freewill Baptist Minister having pastored at Adwolfe Freewill Baptist Church in Marion, First Freewill Baptist Church in Marion, N.C., Sea Level Freewill Baptist Church in Sea Level, N.C., Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Jacksonville, N.C., and Wilmington Freewill Baptist Church, Wilmington, N.C. At the time of his death, he was a member of The Goshen Freewill Baptist Church in Mt. Holly, N.C.
Surviving are five sons: Rev. Johnnie Floyd Jr. of Erwin, Tenn., Donald R. Floyd of Mt. Holly, N.C., Roger B. Floyd of Marion, N.C., C. Ray Floyd and Mike Floyd, both of Charlotte, N.C.; four daughters: Audrey E. Dyer of Mt. Holly, N.C., Evelyn L. Wood of Marion, N.C., Betty R. Scott of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Diane Padgett of Jacksonville, N.C.; one half brother, Rev. Roy Rikard of Cramerton, N.C.; 25 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at The Goshen Freewill Baptist Church in Mt. Holly with the Rev. Harold Blankenship, Rev. Rudolph Outlaw and Rev. Harold O'Dear officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery in Mt. Holly. The family will receive friends tonight from 4 to 9 p.m. at Carothers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Goshen Freewill Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 1300 W. Catawba Ava., Ext., Mt. Holly, N.C. 28120.
Carothers Funeral Home in Mt. Holly, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
David Roscoe Gregory, age 81, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
Survivors include his wife, Lottie M. Cardwell Gregory; one son, David Roscoe Gregory Jr., Glade Spring; four daughters: Wanda Kay Gregory Clark and Francis E. Doane, both of Saltville, Marcella Gregory Tignor, Bristol, and Karen M. Crusenberry, Chilhowie; two brothers, Tuck Gregory, Bristol, and Bill Gregory, Abingdon; two sisters, Mrs. James M. Surber, North Carolina, and Althy McNeil, Glade Spring; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Neace officiating. Burial was in the Mount Rose Cemetery.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Graham E. "Bee" Mabe, age 68, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996.
He was a native of Smyth County and lived in Ohio since 1950. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and was retired from General Motors.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Surber Mabe; one son, Roger Mabe, Mansfield, Ohio; one daughter, Connie Finnegan, Mansfield, Ohio; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Earn Mabe, Saltville, and Ben Mabe, Mansfield, Ohio; two sisters, Mildred Price, Mansfield, Ohio, and Jane Clear, Saltville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today, Nov. 23, in Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield, Ohio, with the Rev. Brian Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Springmill Cemetery.
Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors in Mansfield, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.
Gladys E. Neff, age 93, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996 in Valley Health Care Center.
Mrs. Neff was a native of Washington County but had lived most of her life in Smyth County. She was retired from the Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Marion as a supervisor over the aids with 42 years of service. She was also a member of the Sister's of Rebecca.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, Nov. 23, at Barnett's Funeral Home.
Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John Henry Poston, age 72, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996 at his home in Glade Spring.
He was a member of the Plasterco United Methodist Church and a retired employee of the U.S. Gypsum Co.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine D. Poston; one son, John Timothy "Tim" Poston, Abingdon; three brothers, Melvin Poston, Arkansas, Ervin Poston, Chesapeake, and Billy Poston, Bristol, Tenn.; two sisters Mrs. Warren (Irene) Eastridge, Saltville, and Mrs. Alton (Betty) Hutton, Marion; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Mount Rose Cemetery with the Rev. James Robbins officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Plasterco United Methodist Church.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Denver Moody "Demp" Sexton, age 60, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996 at his home in Marion.
Mr. Sexton was a native of West Virginia and had lived most of his life in the Currin Valley Community of Marion. He delivered the Roanoke Times for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Louise Sexton, Marion; one daughter, Trina Michelle Quillen, Marion; two sons, Denver Edward Sexton and Nacy Dane Sexton, both of Marion; three sisters, Stella Crowe, Wadsworth, Ohio, Betty Louthen, Marion, and Frances Lifon, Newport; two brothers, Kenneth Sexton, Marion, and James Sexton, Owossi, Mich.; one half sister, Edna Seymour; one granddaughter, Kami Marie Quillen.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Interment followed in Roselawn Cemetery.
Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.