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Mrs Willie J. Davis

 

Funeral services for Mrs.Willie Jane Davis, 65, who died Monday night[ 13 December 1955] at her home at Long Spur after an estended illness, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. from the Goshen Methodist Chruch with the Rev. L. N. Kegley officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The body will remain at the residence until the hour of services.

 

She is survived by her husband, Emmett Milton Davis; four sons, Elmer L. Davis, Herman M. and Charles N. Davis, all of Long Spur, and Ernest M. Davis, of Pulaski; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Bailey, of Pearisburg. Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer, of Draper, and Mrs. Elsie Cox, of Long Spur; two brothers, Andrew M. Parsell, of Springfield, Ohio and Charles C. Parsell, of Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Ida Davis, of Wytheville, and eight grandchildren.

[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

 

Elva Mae Hancock Amburn
 

age 67, of Wytheville, Virginia, died Monday, September 18, 2000, in the Birdmont Health Care Center. She was born May 24, 1933 in the Spur Branch area of Bland County the daughter of the late Sidney Edward Hancock and Bessie Pearl King Hancock. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Faye Amburn. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Sheila Houchins of Wytheville; Judy and John Jarrells of Goodview, VA; Barbara and Stevie Viars of Max Meadows, Va. Three sons and daughters-in-law: Danny and Terri Amburn of Max Meadows, VA; Jerry and Debbie Amburn of Kannapolis, NC; and Ronnie and Leigh Amburn of Rural Retreat, VA. A sister and brother-in-law: Mary Etta and Ernest Hamblin of Front Royal, VA; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at 3:00 p.m. at the Wytheville Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness's with Brother Ross Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in the West End Cemetery. The body will be taken to the Wytheville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness's one hour before service time. The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Wytheville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness's.

[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Ina D. Lefler
published Aug, 30 1994
Southwest Times
Ina Davis Lefler, 92, of Lafayette Avenue, Pulaski, and formerly of the Draper Community, died Monday Aug. 29,1994 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen Frazier.
 
Born July 3, 1902 in Bland County, she was the daughter of the late Charles William Davis and Louisa Davis Davis.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Lefler; three sons, William Dennis Lefler, Damon Cassell Lefler, and Raymond Issac Lefler; and a sister, Alberta Collins.
 
She was a memeber of the former Peak View Baptist Church, Draper.
 
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Helen Frazier, Mrs.  Beatrice Gravely, Mrs. Delmer (Marie) DeHart and Beulah Shinault, all of Pulaski, and Mrs. Margaret Huff of Barren Springs; two sons, Claude lefler, Jr. and James "Jimmy" Thomas Lefler, both of Draper; two half-sisters, Mrs. (Mildred) Richard Matz of Bland County and Mrs. Arnold (Virgie) Hamblin of Roanoke; two hal-brothers, Marvin Davis or Bland County and Allen Davis of Wytheville; 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and three special friends; Mary and Tommy Polle and Joyce Altizer, all of Pulaski.
 
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, with the Rev. Dale Akers and the Rev. Jerry Gregory officiatuing.
 
Burial will follow in the Thornspring Cemetery, Pulaski.
 
Visiting will be anytime today after 1 p.m and the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bower Funeral, 1631 Bob White Blvd., Pulaski or anytime at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen Frazier, 416 Lafayette Ave., Pulaski.
 
Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, is in charge of arrangements.

[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Ernest Millier (Sonny) Davis
 
DAVIS, Ernest Miller (Sonny), 74, of Roanoke, died Saturday, November 14, 1992 in a Salem nursing home. He was a member of Trinty United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Roanoke Electric Steel.  Surving are his devoted wife of 47 years, Mabel King Davis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Tom Craddock, Hardy, and Ernestine and Garu Wingfield, Roanoke, four grandchildren, Anthony Craddock, Kimberly Peregoy, Kathleen Custer and becky Wingfield, five great grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Bailey, Pearisburg, Elizabeth Farmer [Palmer], Chesapeake, and Elsie Cox, Pulaski.  Funeral services will be at the graveside, noon, Tuesday, November 17, 1992 in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friens at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, Monday from 6 to 9 p.m..  The family suggest memorial contributions to be made to Alzhiemer's Disease, P.O. Box 5014, Roanoke, Va. 24012.
[Rebecca Cox Sowers]
Clifford William King
 
Pulaski--Clifford Wwilliam King, 76, of 4322 King Harmon lane, Pulaski, died Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2002 in the Pulaski Community Hospital.
 
He was born in Bland County on April 26, 1925 and was the son of the late Wilbur King and Grace Tucker King.
 
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, June Morris King, Pulaski; sons, Michal J. King and Jeffrey K. King, both of Pulaski; daughter, Jodene Cardoza of Pulaski and Robert Cardoza of Pulaski; granddaughters, Mary Ann King, Pulaski, Christine Cardoza, Pulaski and Jannelle Cardoza, Pulaski; his twin brother, Hugh King, Pearisburg; twin brothers, Herbert King, Midland, Va. and Hubert King, Tampa, Fla.; sister, Mrs. james (Louise) Caldwell, Pearisburg and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Stevens Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Minister Eddie Callahan officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.
 
Visiting will be this evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.
 
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc. of Pulaski.
[Rebecca Cox Sowers]
Robert Newton Morehead Sr.


Robert Newton Morehead, Sr., 70, of Bland, went to be with the Lord Sunday, February 20, 2005 at his home, with his family by his side. He was born July 5, 1934 in Bland County, Va., the son of the late Robert Lee and Eula Catherine Davis Morehead.

 

He was a member of the Stoney Fork Community Church, Wytheville.

 

He is survived by his wife, Lola Tolbert Morehead; two daughters and son-in-law, Robert M. Hickman, Bland, Catherine M. and Todd Parker, Bland; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert, Jr. and Judy Morehead, Bland; six grandsons, Nehemiah and Jeremiah Hickman, Derek and Michael Parker, Trey and Dakota Morehead; great-grandson, Jonathan Morehead; special friends, Kayla and Brittany Windell.

 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, with the Rev. Carl Paulley officiating. Burial in the R. N. Morehead Cemetery, Bland. Visitation will be Tuesday after 1 p.m. at the funeral home and the family will receive friends form 6 to 8 p.m.

[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Annie Grey Whitaker Davis
 

age 98 of Bland, Virginia, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, in the Wythe County Community Hospital. She was born in Giles County the daughter of the late Joseph and Rosa Duncan Whitaker and was a member of the Greenhill Methodist Church.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Deco G. Davis and six brothers. She is survived by - a son and daughter-in-law R. Randolph and Lois P. Davis; a granddaughter and spouse Pam and Mark Hill; a grandson Robert W. Davis; a great-granddaughter Emily Claire Hill; special care-givers Audery Hounshell and Linda Davis,  all of Route 1, Bland and several nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 29, 2000, at 2:00 p.m. at the Newberry Funeral Chapel in Bland with the Rev. Doug Hyndrich officiating. Interment will follow in the Davis Family Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends at the Newberry Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Bland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 10, Bastian, VA 24314.

 

Newberry Funeral Home in Bland, Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.
[
Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Mary Loraine Talbert
 
BLAND, Va. - Mary Loraine Talbert, 74, of the Mechanicsburg community, Bland, passed away Monday, April 12, 2004 at Wythe County Community Hospital.
 
She was born Dec. 26, 1929 at Pulaski County, Va., the daughter of the late Orsen Wylie and Maggie Leona Hamblin Chewning. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Emory Lane Talbert. She was a member of the Bland Bible Church.
 
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Janet Talbert of Craigsville, Va.; four grandchildren, Tonya T. Sarver, Melanie McGhee, Travis and Todd Talbert; two step-grandchildren, Ginger McClain and Timmy Kehrer; three great-grandchildren, Charles McGhee III, Brooklyn and Caleb McClain; four sisters and husbands, Janie and Chester Wright of Dublin, Va., Martha and Bud Pruitt of Bland, Edna Mae Collins of Winston-Salem, N.C., Nellie Brooks of Wytheville, Va.; one brother and his wife, Earl and Betty Chewning of Pulaski, Va.
 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate, Va. with the Rev. DeWayne Martin officiating. Burial in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Va.
 
Visitation will be at the funeral home today after 1 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Emmett M. Davis

Pulaski, Dec. 13--Emmett Milton Davis, 71, of Long Spur died today in a Marion hospital.

 

Surviving are three sons, Herman Davis, Long Spur; Ernest Davis, Pulaski; Charles N. Davis, Cincinnati; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Bailey, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer, Chicago; Mrs. Elsie Cox, Long Spur; a brother, Claude Davis, Long Spur; four sisters, Mrs. Ella Williams, Petersburg; Mrs. Texie King and Mrs. Eula Morehead, Bland; Miss Sallie Davis, Roanoke.

 

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Goshen Methodist Church at Long Spur with burial in the Goshen Cemetery.  The body will be at Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home until 7 p.m. Wednesday, when it will be taken to the residence.  It will be taken to the church at 1 p.m.

The Roanoke Times

[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Ruby Irene Davis
 

LEWISTOWN - Ruby Irene Davis, 82, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of Burgard Apartments, Lewistown, died at 5:37 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born June 12, 1918 in Bland County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Albert T. and Laura (Millirons) Meadows. Her husband Norman H. Davis preceded her in death.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Ralph (Irene) Roope, Pulaski, Va., Mrs. David (Faye) Webb, 400 Yale St., Lewistown, Mrs. Frank (Eunice) Bartlett, Galay, Va., brothers and sisters; Miller C. Meadows and Juanita Melton, both of Dublin, Va., and Audrey Nuckolls, Pulaski, Va., nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Kyle Meadows.

She was a homemaker.

She was a life member of Goshen Methodist Church, Dublin, Va.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Goshen Cemetery, Bland County, Dublin, Va.

There will be no public viewing.

[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Margaret Ellen Davis
 
Margaret Ellen Davis, 73, of Salem, Va., formerly of the Little Creek section of Bland County, Va., died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Lewis-Gale Hospital in Salem, Va.
 
Graveside services were held Friday, May 4, at 2 p.m., in the Hidden Valley Cemetery in Little Creek section of Bland County, Va. with the Rev. Doug Hyndrich officiating.
 
She was a homemaker.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jordon and Claire Long Powers; a brother, Shannon Powers; and her husband, Charles Davis.
 
Survivors include three sisters, Nancy Richardson of Kings Mt., Ky., Hazel Obenshain of Salem, Va., and Shirley Adkins of Newport, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
Newberry Funeral Home in Bland, Va., was in charge of the arrangements.

[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Minnie Alberta Davis Collins
December 24, 1992
Minnie Alberta Davis Collins 77, of Route 3, Mt. Olivet Toad Pulaski died early Thursday morning in he Pulaski Community Hospital.
 
Born April 10, 1915 in Bland County, she was the daughter of the late Charles William Davis and Louisa Davis,  She was preceeded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Collins and a daughter, Betty Collins Pendleton.
 
She was a member of The Mt. Olivet Methodist Church and Treasurer of the Mt. Olivet United Church Women.  She was also a member of Truth Rebekah Lodge #94 Pulaski. She was an employee of the former Sadler Hosiery Mill and also worked for the Pulaski Salvation Army Pulaski.
 
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dean (Lucille) Burse, Franklin, NC; one son, Douglas W. Collins, Radford, five grandchildren, Russell Collins, Radford, Tamara Stephenson, Priceton, W. Va., Deborah Hildebrand, Casseleberry, Florida, Crystal Burse, Athens, Georgia, and April Collins, Radford; three great grandchildren; sister, Ina Lefler, Pulaski; two half sisters, Mildred Matz, Little Creek, Virgie Hamblin, Roanoke, Marvin Davis, Little Creek and Allen Davis, Wytheville.
 
Funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Olivet United Church with the Rev. Ramon Torres III officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.  Visiting will be anytime Sunday after 1 p.m and the family will receive friends from 7-9 Sunday evening at the Bowers Funeral Chapel 1631 Bob White Blvd. Pulaski.
 
Mrs. Collins will be placed in the church at 10 a.m Monday morning to lie instate until the hour of service.
 
Bower Funeral Chapel Pulaski is handling the arrangements.

[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Clarence Alfred “Doc” Millirons
 
Dublin--Clarence Alfred "Doc" Millirons, 84 of Highland Ridge Rehap Center, Dublin died Sunday morning March 24, 2002 in the Pulaski Community Hospital.
 
He was born in Pulaski County on May 19, 1917 and was the son of the late Hugh Millirons and Rebecca Fortner.
 
He was also preceeded in death by his wife, Myrtlis L. Millirons.
 
He was a former employee of Pulaski Furniture Corp.
 
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Jane Turpin, Pulaski; two grandsons; a brother, Johnathan Millirons, Pulaski and two sisters, Gladys Donnie Redman, Natural Bridge and Daisy Gosnell, Dublin.
 
Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Akers officiating.  Burial will follow in the Cox Family Cemetery, Pulaski County.
 
Visiting will be this evening from the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m.
 
The family will  also meet at the home of the daughter, Mary Jane Turpin at 101-A Meadowview Apartments at any other time.
 
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski
[Rebecca Cox Sowers]
Louella Sue Noble
 

Louella Sue Noble, 81, of Hidden Meadows in Pearisburg died Monday morning, February 21, 2005 at her home. Born in Bland Co. on May 1, 1923 she was a daughter of the late Edgar Palmer and Texie Davis King. She was a member of Pearisburg Baptist Church and was retired from Celanese Celco Plant at Narrows with 42 years service. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy King. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Robert Mason Noble

[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Tessie Robertson King

 

age 88, of Crockett's Cove Road, Wytheville, Virginia passed away Saturday, October 20, 2001 in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born November 10, 1912 in Lamar, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Elby and Lucinda Thornton Robertson.

 

She was a member of Goshen United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Caxton King and a son-in-law, Charlie R. Jones.

 

She is survived by: two sons and daughters-in-law - Charles and Joyce King and Richard "Dickie" and Naomi King, all of Wytheville, VA; six daughters and sons-in-law - Helen and Emory Roope pf Wytheville, Peggy and Ronald Smith of Charlotte, NC, Joan and G.R. Stuart of Wytheville, Barbara and Tim Cline of Sharpsburg, GA, Edna and Tommy Vaught and Charlotte and Terry Smelser all of Wytheville, VA; eighteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two half-sisters - Dollie Blankenship and Irene Brunk, both of Wytheville, VA.

 

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 22, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Barnett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Stuart officiating. Interment will follow in the Patterson Cemetery in Crockett's Cove.

 

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Wythe County Rescue Squad, PO Box 389, Wytheville, VA 24382. Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.

[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

 Lorine D. Matz

Lorine D. Matz, 71, of Bland County, Va., peacefully entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on January 16, 2004. She was born in the Little Creek section of Bland County on November 11, 1932 to Claude and Gladys Davis, who both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois Wichael of Jessup, Md. She was a lifelong resident of Little Creek, and due to progressive illness was residing at Asbury Place in Wytheville, Va. Mrs. Matz spent many years as an active member of the Davis United Methodist Church and other civic organizations. She will be greatly missed by those who encountered her kindness and willingness to help whenever possible.

 

She is survived by her beloved husband, Joseph S. Matz of Bland County; one daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Dr. Tony Benavides of Harlingen, Texas; the great joys of her life, her grandson, Ryan, and granddaughter, Allyson of Harlingen, Texas. She is also survived by a wonderful loving family, sister, Edith Wright of Wytheville, Va.; brother-in-law, Joe Wright, who spent many hours visiting and bringing treats while she resided at Asbury Place; sister, Marie Lambert (Robert) of Pulaski, Va.; sister, Alleta Bowman (Edward) of Roanoke, Va.; and brothers, Franklin and Gerald Davis of Little Creek, Bland County. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 19, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the Barnett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the West End Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the Bland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 436, Bland, Va. 24315. The family offers a special thanks to the staff of Unit C at Asbury Place in Wytheville.

 

Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, is in charge of arrangements.

[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Robert Lee Chewning Sr.


MECHANICSBURG, Va. - Robert Lee Chewning Sr., 67, of the Mechanicsburg community, Bland, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2003 at his home.

He was born in Bland County, Va. on Feb. 2, 1936, and was preceded in death by his parents, Orsen Wylie and Leona Hamblin Chewning; a daughter, Patricia Lovern; brothers, Bill, Fred and Wallace Chewning.

He was a member of Byrnes Chapel United Methodist Church and was a retired correctional officer from Bland Correctional Center with 32 years service.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Morris Chewning; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jr. and Cathy Chewning of Bland, Va., Clifford Chewning of Marion, Va., Jerry and Carol Chewning of Marion; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Larry Sarver of Rocky Gap, Va.; two stepsons and wife, Danny and Terry Kingrea of Christiansburg, Va., David Kingrea of Christiansburg; one stepdaughter, Patti Palmer of Radford, Va.; five sisters and husbands, Janie and Chester Wright of Dublin, Va., Martha and Bud Pruitt of Bland, Edna Mae Collins of Winston-Salem, N.C., Nellie Brooks of Wytheville, Va., Mary Lorraine Talbert of Mechanicsburg; one brother and wife, Earl and Betty Chewning of Pulaski, Va.; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, Va. with the Rev. Donald White officiating. Burial will follow in the Hoges Chapel Cemetery, Bland.

Visitation will be at the funeral home today after 1 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003
[Rebecca cox Sowers]

Andrew Wayne Crisco

 

BLUEFIELD - Andrew Wayne Crisco, 74, of 1911 E. Franklin St., Bluefield, died on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at this residence.

Born on April 3, 1928, in Bluefield, he was a son of the late Adam McKinley Crisco and Minnie Elizabeth Davis Crisco Rorrer.

 

Mr. Crisco had been a lifelong resident of Bluefield and was a retired contractor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean conflict, attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Bluefield and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandsons, Adam and Aaron Riffe; a sister, Evelyn Allen; and a brother, Calvin Crisco.

 

Survivors include wife, Betty Woodyard Crisco of Bluefield; sons, Ronald Crisco and wife, Carolyn of Salem, Va., Randall Crisco and wife, Jeannie of Princeton, and Donald Crisco and wife, Carmen of Charleston; daughters, Donna Cox and companion, Thelma Farley of Bluefield, Beverly Riffe and husband, Thomas of Bluefield, Sharon Farley and son, Andrew Crisco III of the home; sisters, Glenna Vance of Bluefield and Elizabeth Simmons of Bluefield; brothers, Donald L. Crisco of Bluefield, Marion M. Crisco of Windsor, N.C., and Orrin Lee Crisco of Windsor; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Pastor Louis W. Staubs officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Bluewell where the children, a granddaughter, Rebecca Kessler and a grandson, Andrew Crisco II will serve as pallbearers,.

 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Thursday, June 27, 2002
[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Waucella Mae Gregory

 

ROCKY GAP, Va. - Waucella Mae Gregory of Rocky Gap, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2002.
 
She was preceded in death by one son, Harry; and four brothers, Charles, Paul, Zelmer, and John Jr.
 
Survivors include daughter and husband, Mary and Eugene Hull of Rocky Gap; sons and wives, James and Beulah Millirons of Winston Salem, N.C., Douglas and Harriet Millirons of DeWitt, Va., and Charlie and Deloras Gregory Jr. of Bastian, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Newberry Funeral Home in Bland, Va. Internment will follow at the Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va.
 
Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
[Rebecca Cox Sowers]
Lucreasey Carver Banes

LITTLE CREEK — Lucreasey Carver Banes, age 91 of the Little Creek section of Pulaski Co., died Saturday January 31, 2004 in Pulaski Community Hospital. Born December 14, 1912 in Bland County, Virginia, daughter of the late Martha Tabor Carver and Samuel David Carver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Drayton “Joe” Banes, a son Ellis Wilbur Banes, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
 
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edith Virgie Roope of Pulaski and three sons; William David “Bill” Banes, Edgar A. “Ed” Banes and Ernest Drayton Banes all of Little Creek. Also survived by 20 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 5 step-great grandchildren, and many special friends.
 
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Darlene Marshall and the Rev. Larry Williams officiating.
 
Interment will follow in the Goshen Cemetery. Visiting will be anytime after 5:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Due to the inclement weather conditions, in addition to the visiting at the funeral home, the family will receive friends at all of their homes.
 
Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski.
[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Walter H. Brunk

 

Walter Herbert Brunk, 75, died early today in Pulaski Hospital after a lengthy illness.

 

Born in Pulaski County and preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Bane Brunk, he is survived by four sons, Albert Brunk, Athens, W. Va.; Charlie Brunk, Wytheville; Floyd Brunk, Lashmeet, W. Va.; Thomas Brunk, Salem; five daughters, Mrs. Gordon Leslie, Richmond; Mrs. Eva Davis, Long Spur; Mrs. G. L. Millirons, Pearisburg; Mrs. F. F. Corder, Pulaski; Mrs. George Sink, Mechanicsburg; two brothers, Kelly Brunk, Wytheville; Houston Brunk, Long Spur; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Burton, Pulaski.

 

Funeral service will be held at Thursday at 2 p. m. from the Goshen Methodist Church, with Rev. Clifton Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Goshen Cemetery.

 

The body will remain at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home until one hour before service.

Southwest Times Newspaper,

Tuesday, February 27, 1962

[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Mary Brunk Meadows
 
Mary Brunk Meadows, 71, of the Little Creek community of Bland County, Va., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel in Wytheville, Va., with the Rev. J.P. Hale officiating.
 
Graveside service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. at Goshen Cemetery.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Houston and Genoa Davis Brunk; two brothers, Junior Brunk and Marvel Brunk; and a sister, Opal Brunk. Survivors include her husband, Allen Meadows of Little Creek community of Bland County, Va.; a daughter and her fiancÚ, Joyce Meadows and Jack Snider of Little Creek community of Bland County, Va.; two sons and daughter-in-law, Randall and Carolyn Meadows and Jerry Meadows, all of Little Creek community of Bland County, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Viola and Luther Wilson of Little Creek community of Bland County, Va., Betty Wolfe of Little Creek community of Bland County, Va., Grace Hamblin of Little Creek community of Bland County, Va., Myrtle Stiener of Canton, Ohio, Hazel and Vivian Vaughan of Pulaski, Va., and Ben Meadows of Bland, Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Vance and Naomi Brunk of Pulaski, Va., and Robert Brunk of Bedford, Va.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews
 
The family will receive friends Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grubb Funeral Home. Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Wytheville Enterprise 
[Rebecca Cox Sowers]

Clarice Neely Davis

 

78, of Bland County "Little Creek" Community passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2004. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Annie Pearl Neely. She was a member of the Goshen United Methodist Church and she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Baxter Davis; and three brothers and one sister.

 

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and James Chandler, Linda and Earl Adams, all of Pulaski; sons and daughters-in-law, Louis and Patricia Davis, of Little Creek, Terry and Debra Davis, of Bland; sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and Weaver Rogers of Bradenton, Fla.; grandchildren, Jamie Hatcher, Julia Davis, Benjamin Davis, Albert Davis, Laura Adams, and Jason Adams; great-grandchild, Briana Fields.

 

Funeral service will be Thursday 7:30 p.m. in the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Brad Lewis with a graveside service Friday at 11 a.m. in the Goshen Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends at Grubb Funeral Home Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. or at the home of Mrs. Davis anytime.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to Little Creek Volunteer Fire Department or to the Goshen United Methodist Church. Grubb Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on 10/14/2004
The Roanoke Times

[Rebecca Cox Sowers]