Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 29, 2007

Friday, March 30, 2007


Deaths

Helen M. Adams, 78, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Cedar Bluff, Va., died Thursday, March 29, 2007 in a Jacksonville hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Singleton Funeral Service at Cedar Bluff.

Stefhanie B. Skeens Cumbee, 43, of Ivor, Va., formerly of the Hampton Roads area, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007 in Chesapeake, Va. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fredeking Funeral Service at Oakvale.



Obituaries

Rolfe “Wayne” Bailey

MILTON, N.C. — Rolfe “Wayne” Bailey, 89, of 59 Broad St., Milton, died Feb. 27, 2007, at Piney Forest Health Care Center in Danville, Va. Born Jan. 23, 1918, in Rock, he was the son of the late Leonard and Hattie Mae Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was widely known for his work in wildlife management and particularly for his expertise in wild turkey management and restoration. He wrote numerous articles and was the author of “Wayne’s Turkey World - Sixty Years of Hunting.” He also had a small business making turkey calls.

Mr. Bailey was a biologist for the states of West Virginia and North Carolina and throughout his career was the recipient of numerous state and national awards. He was a founding member of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Mahley Bailey in 1998.

Survivors: Daughters: Janice B. Nicowski of Key West, Fla. and Cheryl B. Hardy of Danville, Va.; son: Emmett G. Bailey of LaGrande, Ore.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on April 01, 2007 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research located at 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville, Va.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Information submitted by Barker Funeral Home of Danville, Va.

Dora Lee Bateman

DAVIN — Dora Lee Bateman, 94, of P.O. Box 202, Davin, formerly of Bramwell, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 in a Logan hospital.

Born on June 30, 1912 in McComas, she was a daughter of the late Ben Taylor and Jennie Shonder. She had been a resident of Davin for six years and was of the Christian faith. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Bateman; and a son, Kenneth Bateman.

Survivors include: Three sons: Jimmie Bateman of Davin, Bobby Bateman of Shady Springs, Franklin Bateman of Davin; one daughter: Beatrice Bateman LaFlan and husband Phil of Leesburg, Fla.; daughter in law: Dorothy Bateman of Mt. Airy, N.C.; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. Douglas Williams officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell where family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Bateman family.

H. Lucille Bratsis

PRINCETON — H. Lucille Bratsis, 82, of Route 3, Box 301C (Hall's Ridge Road), Princeton, died Thursday, March 29, 2007, at Princeton Community Hospital. Born Nov. 23, 1924, in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Charles Warren and Laura Mae Bonham Pennington.

Lucille was a homemaker and a life-long resident of Princeton. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Princeton and later attended Advent Christian Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Mark Steven Bratsis; five sisters, Holly Pennington, Nannie Wall, Georgia Folden, Faye Kelly, and Gladys Hylton; and two brothers, Claude and Raymond Bonham.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Robert “Bob” Bratsis of Princeton; two daughters, Donna Gonzales of Princeton, and Debbie Mann and her husband Keith of Bluefield; one son, Ronnie Bratsis and his wife Jane of Princeton; four grandchildren, Karen Hicks and her husband Robbie of Rock, Michaelina Ranson of Roanoke, Va., Robbie Bratsis of New York, and Kim Roberts and her companion Bill Sweeney of Chicago, Ill.; six great-grandchildren, Danielle Bratsis, whom she raised, Brittany Bratsis, Danny Tiller III, Jared Harshbarger, Cameron Harshbarger, and Robbie Hicks; and one sister, Grace Hylton of Akron, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007, at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Rob Buchanan and the Rev. Steve Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in the Pennington Family Cemetery on Hall's Ridge Road in Princeton.

Pallbearers will be Ray Gonzales, Keith Mann, Robbie Bratsis, Rob Hicks, Lewis Mann, and Wayne Young. Honorary pallbearer will be Jared Harshbarger.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. today.

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements.

Roy Allen Brewster Sr.

BISHOP, Va. — Roy Allen Brewster Sr., 65, of Bishop, Va., died Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn. Born Sept. 2, 1941 at Squire, he was a son of the late Gordie and Bertha Morrison Brewster.

Mr. Brewster worked in law enforcement for many years. He began his career with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, where he worked for over 20 years, the last several as an investigator. He joined the Tazewell Police Department in 1992 and served as Chief of Police for five years. During his extensive law enforcement career, Officer Brewster received numerous trainings and attended many schools, including some conducted by the FBI and Virginia State Police. His training included various seminars in Fingerprint Collection and Detection, Investigative Techniques, Surveillance Training, Intelligence Collection, Forensics, Bomb Response, Recognizing International Terrorist, Accident Investigation, and Biohazard Body Fluid Training.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Glylene “Guy” Dye Brewster and one brother, Randal Brewster.

Survivors include one daughter, Roberta Brewster Young and husband, Wayne of Adria, Va. and their children, Robert, Alex, and Katherine (Katie); two sons, Roy A. Brewster Jr. and wife, Frankie of Charlottesville, Va. and their children, Trey and Cody; William Gordon Brewster and Faith Tarter of Bishop, Va. and their children, Patrick, Yetosha, Alexandria, Melanie, Westley, Ebony, and Essence; one brother, Woody Brewster and wife, Martha of Savanna, Ga.; one sister, Patricia Smith of Rainelle; a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends; and special friend, Mark Swalford.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va. with the Rev. Kenny Fields officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. Pallbearers will be Chief Brian Hieatt, Jeff White, Greg Layne, Eric McGuire, Robert (Pete) Davis, and Harold Heatley. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny French, Walter Barrett, Frank Farthing, and Jerry Wood.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday (today), March 30, 2007.

Maude M. Church

KIMBALL — Maude M. Church, 98, of Kimball (Vivian), went to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning, March 28, 2007 at Welch Community Hospital after a long illness.

Born April 2, 1908 in Bottom Creek, she was the daughter of the late William Farley and Loudeema Robinson Farley. She was a former member of the Eckman Church of God, a former employee of the Peerless Laundry in Welch, and a homemaker. She had been a resident of Vivian most of her life.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Church on Feb. 5, 1984; four brothers, Woodrow Farley, John Farley, George Farley, and Wilson Farley; one sister, Mary Farley.

She is survived by one daughter, Sue Milam and husband Junior of Peel Chestnut Mountain; three sisters, Alice Church of Elkhorn, Vivian Dalton of Vivian, Pearl Eldridge of Vivian; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; two special friends, Alice Whitehead of Vivian, Glenda Dye of the Golden Harvest Long Term, Welch.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 12:00 noon at the Widener Funeral Home Chapel, Kimball with the Rev. Johnny Gray and the Rev. Dolly Sexton officiating. Burial will follow at the Poplar Grove Cemetery on Burke Mountain near Keystone.

Friends may call Friday (today) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Widener Funeral Home, Kimball.

Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

Arrangements by Widener Funeral Home, Kimball.

Irene Stephens Copen

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Irene Stephens Copen, 83, of 302 Wren Ct., Martinsville, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 29, 2007. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to anyone she met. Anyone who knew her was blessed and she in turn was blessed by knowing him or her.

Born in Matoaka on Jan. 1, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Rev. B.H. Stephens and Beulah Bailey Stephens. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, C. Paul Copen; one daughter, Linda Copen Moore; one sister, Joanna Stephens Marsh and one brother, Paul Stephens.

Ms. Copen retired after 42 years as a teacher, having taught in Giles County, Va., and also served schools in West Virginia. She was a member of McCabe Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Annette Copen Hankins of Martinsville; one sister, Doris Stephens Barlow of Princeton; three grandchildren, Misty Jones, Scott Moore, and Deana Moore and four great-grandchildren, McKena Jones, Marlee Jones, Brianna Moore and Jayden Fitzgerald.

The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Norris Funeral Services Chapel, Martinsville with the Rev. Lewis Harris officiating. Interment will be at 4:00 p.m. in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

The family will receive friends Friday (today) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Norris and other times at the residence.

Memorials may be made to McCabe Memorial Baptist Church, 107 Clearview Drive, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville is serving the Copen family.

Lora A. Thorne Hamm

PRINCETON — Lora A. Thorne Hamm, 67, of Route 2, Box 476 (Gardner Road), Princeton, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born Aug. 24, 1939 in Springton, she was the daughter of the late James Robert Thorne and Orlena Blevins Thorne.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Larry Thorne, Robert Thorne and Louie Thorne and four sisters, Ruth Shuck, Gaynell Asbury, Carolyn Trivett and Maymie Shrewsbury.

She was a homemaker and cared for the elderly in her home for 20 years. She was of the United Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Bill James Hamm of the home; two daughters, Kimberly Hamm Knuckles of the home and Yelanda Thorodoff and her husband, Rick of Holly, Mich.; one son, Hunter Lee Hamm of the home; three grandchildren, Nichole Thorodoff, Jonathan Thorodoff and Matt Thorodoff all of Holly, Mich.; two sisters, Violet Hamm of Princeton and Barbara Graham and husband, James of Clio, Mich.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. today at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Paul Hall officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until the service hour.

Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 31 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:45 a.m. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bailey-kirk.com.

George Washington Harless

BLUEFIELD — George Washington Harless, 85, of 7078 North Scenic Highway, Bastian, VA 24314, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007 in a Roanoke hospital.

Born Feb. 22, 1922 in Pickshin, he was the son of he late Luther May Harless and Lena Rivers Minnick Harless. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was an active member of the Wytheville Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, was one time the presiding overseer of the Bland Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and was active in his ministerial work both publicly and privately.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Robin R. Dillow; five brothers, Marion, Everett, Paul, Orville and Roy Harless; and one daughter-in-law, Loretta M. Harless.

Survivors include two sons, Richard D. Harless of Princeton and George R. “Ron” Harless and his wife Jordan of Bastian; one stepson, Walter Greenspon of Charlottesville, Va.; two sisters, Violet Coffey and her husband Manuel of Bluefield, Va. and Iris Nadin Williams of Tazewell, Va.; two grandchildren, Jeremy Austin Harless and his wife Melissa, and Christinia D. Dillow; four step grandchildren, Junior Munsey, Tommy and John Greenspon, and Tonia Long and husband Rick; two great-grandchildren, Charlie and Bradley; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Billy Gusler of the Narrows Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services.

Burial will follow at Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Green Valley. Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, if desired, may be made in Mr. Harless's name to the charity of one's choice.

Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com

Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield is serving the Harless family.

Earnest C. “Tab” Layne

HURLEY, Va. — Earnest C. “Tab” Layne, 64, of Hurley, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2007 at his home following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, Va., he was the son of the late Harve Charles and Burchie Layne.

He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a retired coal operator for the Black Bear Coal Company from 1971 - 1997. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather.

Mr. Layne is survived by his wife of 43 years: Mary Hilton Layne of Hurley; one daughter: Terri Lynn and husband Mike Lee of Claypool Hill, Va.; one son: Earnest Tab Layne of Hurley; one granddaughter: Tyla Ashlyn Layne of Wolford, Va.; two grandsons: Michael Paul Lee of Claypool Hill, Cody Kyle Lee of Claypool Hill; two sisters: Deloris and husband Curtis Justus of Hephzibah, Ga., Gracie and husband James Stacy of Hurley; three brothers: Warren and wife Sally Charles of Abingdon, Va., Roy Charles of Hurley, Bobby and wife Debbie Justus of Hurley.

He was preceded in death by: One sister: Jackie Duke, and four brothers: Jerry Justus, Herbert Rutherford, Eugene Justus and Banner Charles.

Funeral services for Earnest C. “Tab” Layne will be conducted Sunday, April 1, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Evg. Bob Smith, Evg. Dennis Wimmer and Evg. Mike Rife officiating with burial to follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Va.

Friends may call at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Friday (today) at 6:00 p.m. with services Friday (today) and Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

Active pallbearers will be: Family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Bobby Justus, Bobby Hilton, Billy Hilton, Dennis Charles, Dan Justus, Harold Justus, Elmer Childress and K.E. Lee.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grundyfuneralhome.com

Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Va. is in charge of all arrangements.

Nancy J. Ruddell

BLUEFIELD — Nancy J. Ruddell, 77, formerly of 1412 Franklin Street, Bluefield and Ridge Care, Princeton, passed away and was united with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 at Princeton Health Care after a long illness.

Nancy was born in Bluefield on Nov. 15, 1929, the youngest child of the late George Preston Ruddell and Maude (Rakes) Ruddell.

A graduate of Beaver High School, Bluefield College, and Concord College with a B.S. degree in Education, Nancy taught English at Fairview Junior High and Bluefield Middle School. She retired from the Mercer County School System in 1989 after 39 years of teaching. Nancy's dedication and compassion to her students will long be remembered.

Nancy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was a member of Circle No. 1, the Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa teacher's sorority, and the Golden Age Club where she was President at the time of her illness.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Ruddell in 1925 and John “Jack” Ruddell in 2003; and one sister-in-law, Jo Marie Ruddell in 2000.

Survivors include two brothers, Richard “Dick” Ruddell of Spearfish, S.D. and Joe Ruddell and wife Pat of Houston, Texas; four nephews, Pres Ruddell and wife Janet of Glastonbury, Conn., Larry Ruddell and wife Aylin of Houston, Texas, Jim Ruddell and wife Martha of Lovettsville, Va., Bill Ruddell and wife Sherry of Houston, Texas; three nieces, Franna Ruddell of Kensington, Md., M'Annette Ruddell and Jane Ruddell both of Philadelphia, Pa.; seven great-nephews; four great-nieces; special cousin, Shirley Thompson and husband Frank of Roanoke, Va.; and special friends, Mary Lou Brown, neighbors on Franklin Street and Circle No. 1 friends.

A memorial service celebrating Nancy's life will be conducted tomorrow Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Bluefield. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. A private burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery on Ruddell Road in Vinton, Va. at a later date.

In accordance with Ms. Ruddell's wishes, her body was donated to science.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Golden Age Club, P.O. Box 1254, Bluefield, WV 24701.

Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com

Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield is assisting the Ruddell family with arrangements.

Mrs. Alberta Lambert Owens

KEEN MOUNTAIN, Va. — Mrs. Alberta Lambert Owens, 89, of Keen Mountain, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Born Nov. 21, 1917 in Clintwood, Va., she was the daughter of the late Albert King and Kanna Sutherland Lambert. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, Charles M. (Charlie) Owens and two sons, George Owens and Charles A. Owens; two brothers, A.K. Lambert and Donald Lambert and two sisters, Mildred Bukovich and Evelyn Belcher.

She is survived by one daughter, Susie Layne of Keen Mountain; three sisters, Louise Horner of Townsend, Md., Amma L. Peterson of Dumfries, Va. and Rita Phillips of Abingdon, Va.; one brother, Jimmy Lambert of Harwood, Md.; three grandchildren, Tony Layne, Leigh Layne and Paige Keene; six great grandchildren, Trevor Layne, Taylor Layne, Jade Thompson, Kellie Newberry, Madison Keene and Colton Keene; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Claypool Hill, Va. with the Rev. Doug Allen officiating. The family will receive friends after 10:00 a.m. at the mausoleum on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 2728 Colonial Ave. SW, Suite 2, Roanoke, VA 24015 or charity of choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.SingletonFuneralService.com.

Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Owens family.

Louise M. Sutphin

PRINCETON — Louise M. Sutphin, 80, of Douglas Avenue, Princeton, died early Thursday morning, March 29, 2007, at Princeton Community Hospital following a long illness.

Born May 30, 1926, at Dott, she was the daughter of the late Frank J. Hall and Audrey Mae Pierce Hall Johnson.

Mrs. Sutphin had a very full life, she enjoyed herself and her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Sutphin; a sister, Edith Mabrey; and a brother, Junior Johnson.

Survivors: Three sisters, Geneva Deskins of Tazewell, Va., Geraldine Tuggle of Raven, Va., Eula Mae Dye of Princeton; a host of nieces and nephews.

On Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 5:00 p.m., we will celebrate the life of Louise M. Sutphin with a memorial service from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton. In keeping with her wishes, her family has honored her request, her body has been cremated and inurnment will be held at a later date in the Garden of Ten Commandments in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday following the memorial services at the funeral home.

The Sutphin family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

Michelle Denise Whetstone

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michelle Denise Whetstone was born Dec. 14, 1965, in Princeton to Delores and George Allen. She resided in Charlotte, N.C., and there was called to Glory on March 24, 2007, to be with our Father the Savior of Jesus Christ.

Michelle relocated with the family to Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., where she attended school. She then met her husband Bernard Whetstone, whom she loved unconditionally and they were married on Nov. 11, 1991. She was a loving mother of three children and a very understanding and caring person who extended herself beyond the call of duty. She also helped raise her two nieces, Makeeba and Gardenia.

She loved to work puzzles, blow bubbles, design, and cook. There are no words that could explain the type of person she was. Michelle was a devoted spiritual woman who loved the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her father, George Allen; sister, Delphenia Allen; and grandmother, Gracie Scott.

She leaves to mourn, her husband, Bernard Whetstone; children, Shatie Rashawn Allen, Dejean Tobias Allen, Nyadaya Denise Whetstone; stepchildren, Brian, Starraisia, Jameria; granddaughter, Dá-zya Shanik Michelle Allen; mother, Delores Allen; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Whetstone; father-in-law, Bernnie Whetstone Sr.; sisters-in-law, Dena, Mendie, Racquel; sisters, Cora Allen, Joyce Allen, Dorethea Allen, Delores Bright, Stacy Campbell, Andrea Wilborn; sister/friend, Patricia Daily; brother, Demetrius Allen; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. Michelle will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Home Going Services for Michelle will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007, at the J.H. Easley Tabernacle in Princeton. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Princeton. Pallbearers will be Charles Allen Sr., Charles Allen Jr., Rudolf Allen, Vernon Smith, Dexter Collin, and Charles Hill.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday, March 31, 2007, at the J.H. Easley Tabernacle in Princeton.

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements.



Funerals

Funerals scheduled today include:

• Carmela Miano Bacho: 11 a.m., Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Gary. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bluewell.

• Walter Green Griffith: 3 p.m., DeVilbiss Funeral Chapel in Radford, Va. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, Va.

• Joey Robert Hamilton: 4 p.m., graveside service at Fairview Cemetery in Narrows, Va.

• Tex Randle Helton: 1 p.m., Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton. Burial will follow in Tabor Family Cemetery near Sandlick.

• Frances Ellen Whitlow Stewart: 11 a.m., Riffe’s Funeral Service Chapel in Narrows, Va. Burial will follow in Roselawn Burial Park, Princeton.