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Blackwell
Bessie Lester Blackwell, age 91, of Saltville, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 at the Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Blackwell was a lifelong member of the McCready Methodist Church and had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Puckett for the past two years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Blackwell.
Survivors include one sister, Lucille L. Waugaman, Salem; one sister-in-law, Mamie Lester, Saltville; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Cook officiating. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, in the Mount Rose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the McCready Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1093, Saltville, VA 24370.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.

DeBord
Walter Ben DeBord, age 57, of Bristol, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
Mr. DeBord was a son of Ettie J. DeBord of Abingdon and was employed with Kern’s Bakery for 32 years. He was an avid fisherman.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl H. DeBord.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Julia DeBord; two sons, Jeffrey DeBord of Bristol, and Patrick DeBord of the home; four sisters, Maudeen Blevins of Chilhowie and Mattie DeBord, Glenda DeBord and Brenda DeBord, all of Abingdon; three brothers, Gerald DeBord and Kermit DeBord, both of Abingdon, and Jim DeBord of Chilhowie; three grandsons, David, Andrew and Timothy DeBord; daughter-in-law, Martha DeBord; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Blevins Sr.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lyons Smith and the Rev. Roger Hearl officiating. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery in Abingdon.
Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.

Eller
Ralph Henry Eller, age 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 at his home in Mt. Airy, N.C.
Mr. Eller was born in Kilarney, W.Va., on July 16, 1928, the son of the late Luke and Fannie Mae Blevins Eller. He was a member of First Trinity Baptist Church in Durham, N.C., was a building engineer and housing contractor and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Edna Peake Eller of the home; five daughters and sons-in-law, Victoria and Rey Rodriguez of Buffalo, N.Y., Karen Hunt, Patricia and Frank McKenna, Cathy and Jim Farmer, all of Durham, N.C., Connie Sue Ellen Jones of Mt. Airy, N.C.,; one son and daughter-in-law, Ralph David and Christina Eller of Durham, N.C.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Josephine and Sidney Dixon of Atkins, and Gaynell and Joe Moore of Glade Spring; one brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Karen Eller of Indiana; a brother-in-law, Glen Dolinger of Durham, N.C.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mt. Airy conducted by the Rev. Bob Dolinger. Burial was in Skyline Memory Gardens with full military rites conducted by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard Post 2019 of Mt. Airy and VFW Post 9436 of Pilot Mountain, N.C.
Moody Funeral Service in Mt. Airy, NC., was in charge of arrangements.

Hedrick
Rufus Brown "Sonny" Hedrick Jr., age 67, of Wytheville, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 in UVa Hospital.
Mr. Hedrick was the owner/operator of Hedrick Motor Co.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Keesling Hedrick; one daughter and son-in-law, Libby and Gordon Hoback, Wytheville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Tootsie and Junior Lawson, and Ruth and Randolph Mitchell, all of Wytheville; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clifton and Rosie Warden of Wytheville, and Jack and Betsy Keesling of Kingsport, Tenn.; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda and James Shrader of Wytheville; two grandchildren, Lynn and Cody Hoback; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Flowers will be appreciated but memorial contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation.
Gillman Funeral Chapel in Wytheville was in charge of arrangements.

McGlocklin
Eula Tuggle McGlocklin, age 74, of Chilhowie, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000.
Mrs. McGlocklin was born in Russell County, the daughter of the late Lem Davis and Lou Eller Hunt Tuggle. She was the widow of Gordon Ray McGlocklin.
She was a member of the Rush Creek Primitive Baptist Church and had retired from Harwood Manufacturing of Abingdon. She was a 25 year member of the ILGWU.
Surviving are four sons: Oscar David (Mack) McGlocklin and Lecil Ray (Muscles) McGlocklin, both of Bristol, Tenn., Charles G. (Gus) McGlocklin of Emory, and Lem Alden (Red) McGlocklin of Chilhowie; six sisters: Lena Bell Hess, Jesse Adams and Lola Margaret Dixon, all of Chilhowie, Florence Bittkin of Leotto, Ind., Florence Tuell of Blountville, Tenn., and Sarah E. Hess of Marion; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Farris Funeral Chapel with Elder Eddie Lyles officiating.
Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.

Maiden
Edna Mae Maiden, age 86, of Saltville, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
Mrs. Maiden was a member of Madam Russell Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Maiden and a sister, Ruth Clark.
Surviving are two daughters, Bernita Taylor of Saltville, and Lisa Heath of Chilhowie; three brothers, Ray Osborne, Coeburn, Ernest Osborne, Bristol, and Calvin Harrison, Bristol, Tenn.; three sisters, Bertha Clark, Glade Spring, Janie McCray, Newton, N.C., and Linda Ikerd, Maiden, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Robertson-Gouge officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Rose Cemetery.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.

Potter
Ruth S. Potter, age 77, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000 at her home in Marion.
She was the widow of Dr. Richard C. Potter.
Mrs. Potter was born in the St. Clair’s community of Smyth County, a daughter of the late James and Bertha Blevins Starling. She was employed with Harwood and Southwestern State Hospital. She was also a manager with Felix’s Department Store in Marion.
Surviving are three sisters, Iva S. Bradley, Lillian S. Bush and Barbara S. Hutton, all of Marion; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. in Bradley’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Cemetery.
Bradley’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Surber
Ida E. Shortt Surber, age 75, of Chilhowie, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at the Smyth County Community Hospital.
Surviving are her husband, Joseph Surber, Chilhowie; four sons, Eddie Surber, Germantown, Md., Tommy Surber, Chilhowie, William Surber, Frederick, Md., and Jimmy Surber, Landover, Md.; four daughters, Louise Miller, Odessa, Fla., Gracie Holmes, Bristol, Pauline Mobley, Germantown, Md., and Carol Brown, Tazewell; two sisters, Magnolia Oakes, Chilhowie, and Nell Call, Rich Valley; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home with burial in Ridgedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements.

Wiles
Michael R. "Hook" Wiles, age 40, of Volney, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000 in Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Wiles was born in West Jefferson, N.C., a son of Beulah Blevins Wiles of Whitetop and the late Albert Wiles.
Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Wanda Greer Wiles; one daughter, Rachal Wiles, of the home; one stepson, Jonathan Thomas of Abingdon; two sisters, Laura Cox of Warrensville, N.C., and Teresa Wiles of West Jefferson, N.C.; five brothers, Bob Wiles, Roger Wiles, Ed Wiles and Pete Wiles, all of Whitetop, and Ronnie Wiles of Rugby; one step-grandson; 11 nieces and nephews, and one great-niece.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. in Helton Valley Baptist Church in Whitetop with the Rev. Rex hall and the Rev. Jody Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Walls Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Rugby Rescue Squad, 1845 Rugby Road, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence is in charge of arrangements.

Wilson
Vanessa M. Adrian Wilson, age 40, of Rockton, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 in Swedish American Hospital in Rockton, Ill.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Rockford, Ill., a daughter of Rowland and Doris Miners Adrian of Saltville. She was formerly employed with World Cup Packaging. She was preceded in death by one son, Brett Akers; a brother, Terry Adrian; and grandparents.
Surviving, besides her parents, are her husband, David Wilson; one son, Alexsander Akers of Rockton, Ill.; one daughter, Tanja Buss of Rockton, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Roy (Renee) Newland of Rockton, Ill.; two brothers, Dennis Adrian of Rockford, Ill., and Michael Adrian of Fort Collins, Colo.; several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was conducted Sunday, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m. in Fitzgerald & Associates Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel with the Rev. Joanne Nolan, chaplain, Swedish American Hospital, officiating.
Fitzgerald & Associates Funeral Home in Rockton, Ill., was in charge of arrangements. 

Atkins
Bobby Atkins, age 68, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 at Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mr. Atkins was a native of Beckley, W.Va., and a veteran of the armed forces, having served four years with the Marines and eight years with the Air Force. He had also worked as a coal miner for 17 years.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Ferguson Atkins; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Moses Tidwell and John Tidwell of Springfield; one granddaughter, Courtney Tidwell of Springfield; one brother, Julius Atkins of Beckley, W.Va.; one sister, Joanne Knuckles of Beckley, W.Va.; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. in Barnett’s Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neville Mozingo and the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial followed in Thomas Cemetery with full military honors being rendered by the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667.
Barnett’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Buchanan
Jim Spiller Buchanan, age 99, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 in the Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mr. Buchanan was born in Rich Valley to the late John G. and Martha Graham Buchanan. He lived in Roanoke for several years and had been living in Marion for six years. He attended King College and was a member of the Red Hill Baptist Church in Roanoke.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hattie Ruth Buchanan, his second wife, Ruth Ridgeway Buchanan, and a daughter, Dorothy Buchanan Tudor.
Survivors include one sister, Elizabeth B. Motley, Marion; one son-in-law, Park Tudor, Marion; one granddaughter and husband, Suzanne T. and Robert D. May, Marion; three great-grandchildren, Robyn and Rick Akers, Jim and Penny May, and Todd and Kristy May, all of Marion; great-great-grandchildren, Adam, Matthew, Steven, Trey, Emma and Walker; special friends from the Red Hill Baptist Church; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. in Bradley’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Kingery officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery.
Bradley’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Campbell
William Scott Campbell, age 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 at his home in Hyde Park, Vermont.
Mr. Campbell was originally from Saltville and retired from Bendix Aviation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Alice Campbell.
Surviving are his wife, Louise Campbell; one sister, Margie Caywood; one niece, Billie Lester; several other nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted in Binghamton, N.Y.
This is a courtesy announcement by D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville.

Hutton
William Otis Hutton Sr., age 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 in Smyth County Community Hospital.
Surviving are one son, William Otis Hutton Jr., Seven Mile Ford; three grandchildren, William O. Hutton III, Sharon "Missy" Hutton and Curtis E. Pennington; three great-grandchildren, Gregory Pennington, Justin Pennington and Kelly Ann Hutton; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Hutton.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Jones and the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Graveside services were held Thursday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. on Middle Fork Cemetery.
Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.

Pennington 
Frances Gertrude Pennington, age 76, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000.
Mrs. Pennington was formerly of Oviedo, Fla., and was the beloved wife of the late Samuel J. Pennington.
Survivors include one son, Robert A. Pennington; one daughter, Katherine E. Frye; one sister, Cecilia E. Winnie; two brothers, Robert T. Allen and Stuart E. Allen; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. in Barnett’s Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Azen Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited to call the funeral home after 11 a.m. today.
Barnett’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sturgill
Charles Clarence "Cat" Sturgill, age 91, of Chilhowie, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000 in Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mr. Sturgill was born Feb. 8, 1908 and was a retired employee of the Brunswick Corporation.
Surviving are two sons, Roger C. Sturgill and James D. Sturgill, both of Chilhowie; one brother, James L. Sturgill, Salem; four sisters, Blanch Jones, Chilhowie, Ruth Wolfard, Bristol, Pearl Heath , Marion, and Dora Leigh Russell, Salem; one granddaughter, Debra L. Sturgill, Chilhowie; two grandsons, Brian D. Sturgill, Brooklyn Heights, Ohio and Kevin C. Sturgill, Chilhowie; several nieces and nephews; two daughters-in-law, Carolyn P. Sturgill and Linda C. Sturgill, both of Chilhowie.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Armand Jalbert officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie is in charge of arrangements. 

Boehm
Ralph George Boehm, age 74, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 in Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn.
In 1991, Mr. Boehm was preceded in death by his parents, George and Doris Pansick Boehm. He graduated with honors in economics from the University of Wisconsin after serving in the U.S. Navy as a radio technician in the Pacific theatre in World War II.
Mr. Boehm was employed by Consolidated Forwarding Company as Terminal Manager, Supervisor of Transportation at J.I. Case Company and Traffic Manager of Modine Manufacturing in Racine, Wisc., before coming to Virginia in 1968. He retired in 1992 as Division Manager of Donner Mouldings. 
In the past 30 years he has been a foster father of over 100 teenage girls. He was currently Chief de Gare of 40/8 and held both local and state offices in the past. Mr. Boehm was very active on the local and state level of American Legion and was adjutant of Post 18, having held Commander and Vice Commander Posts in the past, was a member of the Moose Lodge, VFW, Foster Parents Association, Smyth County Historical Society and several bridge clubs.
He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, a 4th Degree Knight, Father Iaken 1840 in Kingsport, Tenn. He was an accomplished violinist, enjoyed big band jazz, and was an antique car lover. He enjoyed his family, grandchildren and was an active civic leader.
Mr. Boehm is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dolores Igl Boehm of Marion; five sons and two daughters: David and wife Dottie Boehm of Marion, twins, Stephen and wife Barbara Boehm of Syracuse Utah, and James and wife Judy Boehm of Atlanta, Ga.; Mark Boehm of Atlanta, Ga.; twins, Ralph and wife Gay Boehm of Atlanta, Ga., and Renee Boehm of Wytheville; and Mary Rose Boehm, M.D., Charleston, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Christina, Jennifer, Aaron, Sarah, Kyrai, James and Joseph Boehm and Jacob Askren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home in Antigo, Wisc. A Parish Wake Service will be held today at 4 p.m. and there will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home in Antigo, Wisc. The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Antigo, Wisc. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery in Antigo, Wisc. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Smyth County Historical Society, P.O. Box 710, Marion, VA 24354.
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Hunley
Helen Virginia Hunley, age 93, of Wytheville, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000 in the Wythe County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Hunley was born in Wythe County, the daughter of the late John and Molly Clemmons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Crockett Hunley and an infant son, James Crockett Hunley. She was a member of the Maranatha Church of God.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Doris L. and Jack BeCraft, Jean E. Hunley, all of Wytheville, and Mary Madeline Picard of Newport News; three sons and daughters-in-law, Randolph and Marie Hunley, Donald A. and Sue Hunley, all of Wytheville, and William and Lorriane Hunley of Ceres; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Maranatha Church of God with the Rev. Tony Holley officiating. Interment will follow in the West End Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before service time. 
Barnett’s Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of arrangements.

Lambert
Gertrude Lambert, age 73, of Chilhowie, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000 in Smyth County Community Hospital.
Miss Lambert was a resident of Ridgefield Retirement Home in Chilhowie.
She is survived by many friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with burial to follow at a later date in Round Hill Cemetery.
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

McCleary
Edith Pennington McCleary, age 79, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000 in Robertsdale, Ala.
Mrs. McCleary was a native of Atkins.
Surviving are her husband, Stewart McCleary, Robertsdale, Ala.; one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald E. and Patricia McCleary, Robertsdale, Ala.; two sisters, Ruth Vernon, York, Penn., and Martha Hash, Atkins; one brother, Edward Pennington, Marion; three grandchildren; five nieces.
Graveside services were held Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Robertsdale, Ala., with the Rev. James Gibson officiating. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 22250 U.S. Hwy. 90, Robertsdale, Ala. 36567.
Mack Funeral Home in Robertsdale, Ala., was in charge of arrangements.

McIntyre
Ernest Franklin McIntyre, age 62, of Atkins, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000 in the Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mr. McIntyre was preceded in death by his father, Emory McIntyre and a brother, Lloyde "Pete" McIntyre.
Survivors include three sisters, Betty Stovall of Glade Spring, Dorothy Greer of Marion, and Ruby Mae McIntyre of Atkins; three brothers, Clarence McIntyre, Bobby Joe McIntyre, and Kenneth McIntyre, all of Atkins; six nieces, five nephews, two great-nieces and seven great-nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. in Barnett’s Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Herman Cress officiating. Burial was in Rose Lawn Cemetery.
Barnett’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Miller
Mary Sexton Miller, age 71, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000 at her home in Bristol, Tenn.
Mrs. Miller was born in Wythe County and had lived most of her life in Washington County before moving to Bristol in 1990. She was the daughter of the late Frederick and Nanna McKinney. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert V. Miller.
She is survived by five sons, Scott Sexton, Glade Spring, Charles "Corky" Sexton and Dale Sexton, both of Abingdon, Roger Sexton and Wayne Sexton, both of Glade Spring; four daughters, Annette Caudill, Abingdon, Marlene Dickenson, Bristol, Pam Minnick, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., and Cindy Miller, Bristol, Tenn.; three brothers, Gene A. McKinney, Powell, Wyo., Ira M. McKinney, Marion, and Richard O. McKinney, Manassas; five sisters, Ella Roberts, Phoenix, Ariz., Iris Rich, Galax, Mozelle Eversole and Naomi King, both of Wytheville, and Stella Cox, Rural Retrat; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Herman Cress officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens. 
Farris Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Pennington
Charles Albert Pennington, age 73, of Bastian, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000 in his home where he resided with his daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Michael "Dickie" Rivers, along with his granddaughters, Iola Townley and Tabatha Umberger.
He was born in Smyth County, the son of Emma Pennington Bane. He was in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Connley, DE 450, 3rd Fleet and a paratrooper in the U.S. Army during World War II stationed in Germany.
He was preceded in death by his mother and a sister, Geraldine Blankinship.
Other survivors include five children: Frank Pennington of Craig County, Kathy Looney, Sheila Rivers, Randy Pennington, all of Bastian, and Tammy Brescia of Milton, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel in Bland with the Rev. Lee McIntosh officiating. Interment followed in the Rosehill Cemetery. Graveside military rites were conducted by American Legion Post #9. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Bland County Rescue Squad.
Newbery Funeral Home in Bland was in charge of arrangements.

Ward
Daphne Rhea Ward, age 56, of Saltville, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000 at Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Ward was a member of the McCready Methodist Church and was a resident of Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Edward Ward and a sister, Shelby Lorraine Burch.
Surviving are her mother, Helen Kelly Ward, Saltville; two sisters, Joan Puckett, Southern Pines, N.C., and Grayson Macdonald, Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Robert Leslie Ward, Fincastle, and Blaine Ward, Saltville; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m. at the Elizabeth Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Cook officiating. 
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.

Wolfe
Mabel Anderson Wolfe, age 73, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000 in Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Wolfe was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. She was a member of the VFW Post #4667 Ladies Auxiliary and was a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, Chapter #72 in Marion. She worked for Harwood for many years and later helped her husband at Hungry Mother Grocery.
She is survived by her husband, Curtis J. Wolfe of Marion; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and David Gearhart of Chesterfield; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Sherry Wolfe and Junior and Linda Wolfe, all of Marion; one sister, Mary Lineberry of Burlington, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Charles DeHart and the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, c/o Helen McIntyre, 722 Middle Avenue, Marion, VA 24354.
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.


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