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AKERS, Calvin C: 7 Aug 1916 - 2 Feb 2000
Source: online newspaper archive
Roanoke Times, The (VA) - February 4, 2000
AKERS, Calvin C., 83, of Roanoke, died Wednesday, February 2, 2000. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Alvin Ashby and Edna Naff Akers; also two brothers, Herman L. and Harry T. Akers. He was a veteran of World War II U.S. Army Coast Artillery Pacific Theater, a lifelong member of Belmont Baptist Church where he was very active with the Sunday School Department. He was a grocery buyer for over 50 years, 20 of which were with the Kroger Co. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen Mason Akers; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin D. and Catherine B. Akers; one grandson, Andrew Mason Akers; two sisters, Mae A. Antel and Nancy A. Milam; three sisters-in-law, Ruby D. and Marion B. Akers and Ruth M. Slusser; one brother-in-law, James W. Slusser; a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel on Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 1 p.m. with Dr. Robert Wayne officiating. The family will receive friends at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel on Friday, February 4, 2000 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

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AKERS, Charles Weldon: 21 Feb 1910 - 10 Dec 2004
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Martinsville Bulletin, Martinsville, Virginia, December 12, 2004
Charles Weldon Akers, 94, of Rocky Mount, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004. He was born to Dillard Akers and Sallie Akers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, P.D. Akers Jr.; and a sister, Eleanor Bowling; and a son, Lowell J. Akers. Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Mildred Fralin Akers of Rocky Mount; two daughters, Janice Foster of Martinsville and Sylvia Wray of Rocky Mount; three sons, Charles Kenneth Akers of Rocky Mount, Jack Weldon Akers of Wirtz and Al K. Akers of Boones Mill; three sisters, Thelma A. Montgomery, Beatrice Akers, Ruby Prillaman; two brothers, John Herbert Akers and Edward C. Akers; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Flora Funeral Service chapel. The Revs. Melvin Harris, Brad Dulaney, Paul Stone, Pat Tony and Robert Williard will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 665 S. Main St., Rocky Mount. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216 Glen Allen, Va. 23058.

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AKERS, Edward Walker: 29 Jul 1881 - 3 Jan 1971
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Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado, Monday, Jan 4, 1971, p6
Edward W. Akers of the Bonell Retirement Community died Sunday at Weld County General Hospital at the age of 89. He was a retired U.S. Post Office employe. Born July 29, 1881, at Snake Creek, Va., he married Lora F. Boyd at Macomb, Ill., on Christmas Day, 1907. They later moved to Kansas, and in 1918 took a homestead in the Briggsdale area. They moved to Greeley in 1920 and Akers worked for the postal service until he retired in 1959, Mrs. Akers died Feb 3, 1960. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Denver. Survivors include three sons and one daughter, Dr. Howard J. Akers of Salem, Ore., Harold Akers and Herman E. Akers, both of Greeley and Mrs. R. L. (Fern) Dawson of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. H. D. Quesenberry of Winfield, Kan., Mrs. John Harmon of Floyd, Va., and Mrs. A. L. Hylton of Roanoke, Va. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Macy Allouitt Drawing Room. Interment will be in Linn Grove Cemetery.

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AKERS, Harold John: 9 Mar 1909 - 17 Apr 1972
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Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado, Saturday, April 22, 1972, p6
Dr. Howard J. Akers, 63, assistant director of the University Extension Divison of Oregon State System of Higher Education and a division employe since 1948, died Monday at a Salem hospital. Services were held Thursday. Akers had held a series of positions in 24 years with the extension divison of the Oregon State System of Higher Education, and was active in civic and professional work. He had served as a field representative in the department of statewide classes, head of the office of correspondence study for the state, coordinator of the liberal arts program and originator of the contemporary lecture series. Akers was graduated from Colorado State University and the University of Oregon. He had published several articles and textbooks. He was a member of both the National University Extension Association and Rotary Club. In 1967 and 1968 he managed the Oregon Job Fair. Surviving are his wife, Ellen; two sons, Charles Akers of Buffalo, N.Y., and Keith Akers of Eugene, Ore.; two brothers, Harold and Herman Akers, both of Greeley, and a sister, Mrs. Fern Dawson of Tucson, Ariz. The family suggests contributions to the Akers Scholarship Fund of the Rotary Club.

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AKERS, Herman Lee: 1914 - 16 Apr 1996
Source: online newspaper archive
Roanoke Times, The (VA) - April 17, 1996
AKERS, Herman Lee, 81, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 16, 1996. He was a member of Virginia Heights Baptist Church. Mr. Akers began a long railroad career with the Virginian Railway, and went on to work with the Norfolk & Western Railway, retiring in 1976, with 40 years of service. He spent most of his railroad career as a locomotive engineer. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Dixon Akers; a son and daughter-in-law, David Lee and Shelly Akers, Parker, Colo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane A. and Robert Tibbs, War, W.Va.; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Calvin and Helen Akers, Roanoke, Harry T. and Marian Akers, Monroeville, Pa.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mae and Bob Antel, Salem, Nancy Milam, Roanoke; a number of nieces and nephews including a special niece, Eloise Turnbull Garland of Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday from Oakey's Roanoke Chapel with Dr. Daniel E. Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, where the family will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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AKERS, Irene Francis: 18 Oct 1907 - 31 Oct 2000
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - November 1, 2000
AKERS, Irene Frances, 93, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2000. She was a daughter of the late David C. Akers and Senia Hollingsworth Akers, and predeceased by her brothers, Walter, Raymond, Ralph, and Paul Akers. Miss Akers was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was retired from the American Viscose. Surviving are her sisters-in-law, Evelyn Akers and Pauline Akers; a stepsister, Margaret Watts; a stepbrother, Steve Jones; two nieces, Elaine Arnold and her husband Victor, and Sandra Parrish; and a nephew, Raymond D. Akers, Jr. and his wife Barbara. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2000 in Sherwood Memorial Park. Pastor John Furman and the Rev. Otis L. Burgher will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey's North Chapel.

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AKERS, Lois Catherine (Senter): 26 Oct 1915 - 16 Aug 1990
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The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia, Aug 18, 1998
Mrs. Lois Senter Akers, of Roanoke, died Thursday at her residence. She was the widow of Lloyd D. Akers, and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. She was on the Board of Directors of Greenvale Nursery School; a volunteer for the Roanoke City Public Library and the Roanoke Historical Society. She was a former teacher with the Roanoke City Public School System. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Jim Thomassen, Austin, Texas.

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AKERS, Lora Fern (Boyd): 13 Aug 1888 - 3 Feb 1960
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Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado, Wednesday Feb. 3, 1960, p6
Mrs. Lora F. Akers, 71, of 1024 Cranford, died at Weld County General hospital Wednesday morning. She had been in poor health for the past six months. Mrs. Akers was born Aug. 13, 1888, at Tennessee, Ill. Edward W. Akers and the former Lora F. Boyd, were married in Macomb, Ill., on Dec, 25, 1907. They moved to Winfield, Kan., in 1908 and from there to Briggsdale in April, 1918. They homesteaded near Briggsdale until 1920 when Akers started work at the Greeley post office. He remained in the postal service for 31 years until his retirement in August, 1951. The Akerses have lived in their home on Cranford since 1928. Mrs. Akers was a member of the First Christian church and Circle 5 of the Christian's Women's Fellowship. Besides her husband, Mrs. Akers is survived by four children, Harold V. and Herman E. Akers, both of Greeley, Dr. Howard J. Akers of Salem, Ore., and Mrs. Robert L. Dawson of Tucson, Ariz.; also six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning from Macys drawing room with interment at Linn Grove cemetery.

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AKERS, Mabel (Mason): 6 Jul 1912 - 22 May 2001
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - May 24, 2001
AKERS, Mabel Mason, 88, of Rocky Mount, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Tilden Dudley Mason and Emma Shepherd Mason. Surviving are her husband, Stafford Akers of Rocky Mount; her sister and brother-in-law, Maude and Daniel Overfelt of Rocky Mount; her brother, Ray S. Mason of Waidsboro; two sisters-in-law, Louise Hancock of Sea Grove, N.C., Mabel Barbour of Boones Mill; two brothers-in-law, Woodrow Akers of Florida, Carroll Akers of Salem; special friend, Kay Sutherland of Wirtz. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday from Flora Funeral Chapel with Rev. Eddie Peters officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, S. Main Street, Rocky Mount.

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AKERS, Mary E (Hassencamp): 27 Mar 1916 - 31 Jul 2002
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Rocky Mountain News (CO) - August 5, 2002
Mary E. Akers, formerly of Greeley, died July 31 in Westminster. She was born March 27, 1916 in Cushing, OK, but lived most of her life in the Greeley area. She graduated from Eaton High School and CSCE. Preceded in death by husband, Harold. Survivors include a brother-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial service at First Christian Church, 2230 13th, Greeley on Thursday, August 8, 2002 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Alzheimer's Research, 789 Sherman St. #500, Denver, CO 80203.

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AKERS, Mildred (Fralin): 9 Apr 1910 - 15 Jun 2006
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - June 18, 2006
Mildred Fralin Akers, 96, of Rocky Mount, died Thursday, June 15, 2006 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 9, 1910 to the late Joseph J. Fralin and Lavenia Richards Fralin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Weldon Akers; son, Lowell Akers; sisters, Etheleen Taylor, Mary McDowell, Susan Angle, Aimee Pugh, Jessie Garner and Nettie Midkiff; brothers, Harry, Clarence, Kenneth, and Joseph Fralin. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Marvin Foster, and Sylvia and Wayne Wray; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Kenneth and Helen Akers, Jack and Judy Akers, and Al and Marie Akers; grandchildren, Elizabeth Nichols, Greg and Mary Akers, Kim and Joe LaCroce, Steve and Kerri Foster, Susan and Eric Lane, Tammy and Kelvin Pruett, and Kevin Akers; great-grandchildren, Travis and Antonia Nichols, Carmen Akers, Kyle Akers, Ally Foster, Paige Foster, Parker Lane; great-greatgrandchildren, Noah Nichols, Nyomi Nichols, and Nevin Nichols; sister, Nellie Fralin Jenkins; sisters-in-law, Dora Fralin; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel, 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Rick Poland and the Rev. Bradley S. Dulaney officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association Serving Virginia, 530 East Main St., Suite 2200, Richmond, Va. 23219. The family will be receiving friends Monday from 11:30 a.m. until service time at Flora Funeral Service, 665 S. Main St., Rocky Mount, Va. 24151.

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AKERS, Nina Florence: 8 Feb 1907 - 20 Feb 1995
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - February 22, 1995
AKERS, Nina Florence, 88, of Fancy Gap, passed away Monday, February 20, 1995, in Eldercare of Hillsville. Born February 8, 1907, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of William Wiley and Rhoda Ardena E. Beamer Akers. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 1995, in the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel with the Rev. Wendell Horton officiating. Interment will follow in the Gladesboro Cemetery. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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AKERS, Peter Dillard: 17 Mar 1914 - 8 Dec 1994
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - December 10, 1994
AKERS, P. D. Jr., 80, of 930 Pell Avenue, Rocky Mount, died Thursday December 8, 1994, in a Roanoke Hospital. Mr. Akers retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation with over 30 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Eliza Lynch Akers; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Randy Handy, Danville; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Norma Jean Akers, Rocky Mount; grandchildren, Tyler Akers Handy, Donald Edward Akers Jr., Dillard Akers, Rhonda Akers; five sisters, Eleanor Bowling, Vinton, Beatrice Akers, Boones Mill, Thelma Montgomery, Boones Mill, Ruby Prillaman, Vinton, Merle Prillaman, Roanoke; three brothers, Weldon Akers, Rocky Mount, John Herbert Akers, Culpepper, E. C. Akers, Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted a t 2 p.m. Sunday, in Flora Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles R. Doyle officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. Those desiring to may make memorials to The American Heart Association or to The Alzheimer's Disease Association. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Saturday, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, 342 S. Main St., Rocky Mount.

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AKERS, Raymond D: 18 Feb 1912 - 5 Mar 1996
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - March 6, 1996
AKERS, Raymond D. Sr.,, 84, of Bedford County, died Tuesday at his home. He was retired from Merita Bread Company. He is survived by his wife, Virginia C. Akers; one son, Raymond D. Akers, Jr.; a daughter, Sandra Parrish; sister, Irene F. Akers, all of Roanoke; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Graveside services Thursday, March 7, 1996, 2 p.m. at Sherwood Memorial Park, with the Rev. Elmer Sellers officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lotz Salem Chapel.

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AKERS, Ruby (Dixon): 1914 - 12 Aug 2001
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - August 15, 2001
AKERS, Ruby Dixon, 86, of Roanoke, died Sunday, August 12, 2001. Ruby was a member of Virginia Heights Baptist Church and the Rokeva Womens Club. She was the widow of Herman L. Akers and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diane A. and Bob Tibbs of War, W.Va.; her son and daughter-in-law, David L. Akers and Shelly of Belgium; her grandchildren, Jenifer Spears and husband, Scott, Stephanie Fannin and husband, Jim, Robby Tibbs and wife, Shanna, Joshua Tibbs, Christina J. Akers-Morton and husband, Brian, Lexi Leigh Akers, Anna Isabelle Akers; her great-grandchildren, Zoe Spears, Sean Fannin, Marissa and Gaelen Fannin, Samantha N. Akers; her brother, James B. Dixon and wife, Sally of Hampton, Va.; her niece, Eloise Garland of Roanoke; sisters-in-law, Nancy Milam, Helen Akers, both of Roanoke, Mae Antel of Salem, Marion Akers of Monroeville, Pa. A funeral service will be held at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Daniel E. Scott officiating. Interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.

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AKERS, Stafford G: 28 Jun 1914 - 16 Jul 2003
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - July 17, 2003
AKERS, Stafford G., 89, of Rocky Mount, died Monday, July 14, 2003. His wife, Mabel Mason Akers, preceded him in death. Surviving are two brothers and a sister-in-law, James Carroll Akers of Salem and Woodrow and Peg Akers of Winter Gardens, Fla.; one sister, Louise Hancock of Sea Grove, N.C.; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Maude and Daniel Overfelt of Richmond and Ray S. Mason of Waidsboro; special friend, Kay Sutherland of Wirtz; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2003 from Flora Funeral Chapel with Elder W. Lane Carter officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday with his family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, S. Main St., Rocky Mount.

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AKERS, Valsie (Peters): 3 Sep 1903 - 12 Aug 1994
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - August 14, 1994
AKERS, Valsie Peters, 90, of Rocky Mount, died Friday, August 12, 1994, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Born September 3, 1903, she was the daughter of the late William and Laura Dowdy Peters. She was the wife of the late Peter D. Akers Sr. Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Clara Peters, Bassett, Va.; one sister-in-law, Elsie Peters, Roanoke, Va.; a special friend, Katie Bennett, Rocky Mount, Va.; special nieces and nephews; five stepdaughters, and sons-in-law, Eleanor A. Bowling, Vinton, Va., Thelma A. Montgomery, Boones Mill, Va., Beatrice Akers, Boones Mill, Va., Ruby and Jack Prillaman, Vinton, Va., Merle and Thomas Prillaman, Roanoke, Va.; four stepsons and daughters-in-law, C. W. and Mildred Akers, Rocky Mount, Va., P. D. and Ideal Akers Jr., Rocky Mount, Va., John Herbert and Doris Akers, Culpepper, Va., E.C. and Irene Akers, Roanoke, Va.; several stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren and stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 14, 1994, at 2 p.m. at Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church, Callaway, Va. with Elder Junior Connor and Elder Lane Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Lynch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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AKERS, William Estel "Bill": 2 Jul 1940 - 9 Nov 2000
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AKERS William "Bill" Estel Akers, age 60, went to be with our Lord Jesus, Thursday, November 9, 2000 at his residence. He worked for 26 years at Stage Inc. R C Barry. Member of Victorious Living Christian Center. Preceded in death by beloved father and mother Carl P. and Harriet Akers and beloved sister Betty Jane (Akers) Smith. He was a very loved and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Survived by loving wife of 41 years, Aleta "Edie"; son, Ed (Tammie) Akers; daughters, Cheryl Akers and Carla (Bob) Craig; very loved grandchildren, Joni, Bethany, Bobby and Morgan; brother, Carl (Sue) Akers; sister, Judy (Earl) Castle; nieces and nephews. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at Victorious Living Christian Center, 3537-A Grove City Rd., Grove City, Oh. 43123, where calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Pastor David Frech and Ed Akers officiating. Call 871-8370 for directions. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Victorious Living Christian Center. A very special thank you to Todd Stage, friends and co-workers at Stage Inc. R C Barry and the entire VLCC family for their loving prayers and support. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER HILLTOP CHAPEL.

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BARBOUR, Mabel Elizabeth (Akers): 7 Jan 1913 - 1 May 2003
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - May 3, 2003
BARBOUR, Mabel Elizabeth Akers, 90, of Boones Mill, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, May 1, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Coley Lee Barbour; her parents, Stephen Grover and Mary Etta Bryant Akers; brothers, Wolton Akers and Chess Akers; sisters, Violet Henry and Mary Plunkett; and grandsons, Ricky Lee Barbour and Dale Barbour. A member of First Baptist Church of Roanoke, she is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara B. Clingenpeel and husband, Walter of Boones Mill and Elizabeth Anne Davis and husband, J. W. of Asheboro, N.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, William G. (Billy) Barbour and wife, Beatrice of Glade Hill and Carey (C.L.) Barbour and wife, Margie of Collinsville; grandchildren, Robin Powell and husband, Bill, Jimmy Barbour and wife, Dreama, Sara Poindexter and husband, Roland, Donna Mathis, Chris Barbour, Cindy Lowe, Susan Davis and husband, Mark, Kevin Davis, Travis Davis, Annette Lucas and husband, Seth; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise Hancock of Seagrove, N.C.; brothers, Stafford Akers of Rocky Mount, Carroll Akers of Salem and Woodrow Akers of Winter Garden, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Thomas, Patsy and Matthew Hubbard; and special neighbors, Simon and Ethel Gibson. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 4, 2003, 2 p.m. at the Lynch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Cockran officiating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Special thanks to Dr.'s John Gambino and John Allen and to the nurses and staff of ICU, PCU and 8 East at Carilion Community Hospital. Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Roanoke, P.O. Box 2799, Roanoke, Va. 24001. Arrangements by Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

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BIBY, Ted: 27 Sep 1916 - 12 Jan 2007
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Winfield Courier, Winfield, Kansas, January 16, 2007
Ted Biby, 90, of Winfield, died Jan. 12, 2007, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church. Cremation and private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Friends and family may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Miles Funeral Service. Memorials have been established for Grace United Methodist Church and for Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Born on Sept. 27, 1916, in Udall, Ted was the only child of Reuel and Jess (Davis) Biby. He was raised in Udall and graduated from Udall High School. He then attended Pittsburg State University. Ted married Lois Akers on July 20, 1944, in Winfield at the Grace United Methodist Church. The couple made their home in Winfield. Ted was in the United States Army Airforce for 44 months. A veteran of World War II, he spent most of his time in the South Pacific in New Guinea and Australia. He was honorably discharged in September 1945. He worked as a carpenter for himself as well as for contractors. In 1967, he went to work at the Winfield State Hospital & Training Center doing carpentry and maintenance. He retired in 1981. As a member of Grace United Methodist Church for more than 50 years, he served on the board of trustees and various committees and was an active member of the Covenant Sunday school class and United Methodist Men. He was also a member of the local American Legion, the Carpenters Union, the K&O Steam and Gas Engine Association, Land Owners Association, Farm Bureau, the Bee Keepers Club and PTA, and he was a 4-H leader. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, gardening, and spending time with his family. In earlier years, he loved coaching youth baseball and basketball teams. Ted was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Lois Biby, Winfield; his sons, Roger Biby, and wife, Debbie, and Parke Biby, and wife, Carol, all of Winfield; his daughter, Carol Myers, and husband, Bill, Wichita, and Lela Boyer, and husband, Robert, Durango, Colo.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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Arkansas City Traveler, Arkansas City, Kansas, January 17, 2007
Ted Biby, 90, Winfield, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at Grace United Methodist Church. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Cremation will be effected. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Born Sept. 27, 1916, in Udall, the was the only child of Reuel and Jess (Davis) Biby. He worked as a self-employed carpenter and worked for many contractors. He later worked at the Winfield State Hospital and Training Center doing carpentry and maintenance until retirement. Survivors include his wife, Lois (Akers) Biby; sons, Roger Biby and Parke Biby, Winfield; daughters, Carol Myers, Wichita, and Lela Boyer, Durango, Colo.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials have been established for Grace United Methodist Church and for Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Miles Funeral Service, Winfield.

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BOWLING, Virginia Eleanor (Akers): 27 Mar 1909 - 3 May 1997
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - May 4, 1997
BOWLING, Eleanor Akers, 89, of Berkshire Health Care Center, Vinton, passed away Saturday, May 3, 1997. She was precede d in death by her husband, Herbert L. Bowling and a brother, P. D. Akers, Jr. Surviving are her sons and daughter-in-law, Harold L. and Gladys Bowling, Hurt, Richard N. Bowling, Vinton; daughter and son-in-law, Doris B. and Skippy Clark, Vinton; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Weldon Akers, Rocky Mount, E. C. Akers, Roanoke and John Herbert Akers, Culpeper; four sisters, Miss Beatrice Akers, Mrs. Thelma A. Montgomery, both of Boones Mill, Mrs. Merle A. Prillaman, Roanoke, Mrs. Ruby A. Prillaman, Vinton; sister-in-law, Annie Rue Bowling, Franklinton, N.C. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel 12 noon Tuesday, May 6, 1997, with the Rev. J. E. Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park, Boones Mill. Friends may call at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, where the family will receive friends, Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

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CASSELL, Ralph W: 19 Aug 1919 - 30 Apr 2000
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Salisbury Post, Rowan Co., North Carolina, May 9, 2000
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. -- Ralph W. Cassell, 80, North Pine Road, died Sunday (April 30, 2000), at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center, Columbia. Born Aug. 19, 1919, in Carroll County, Va., Mr. Cassell was a son of the late John Kemper and Mary Jane Bowman Cassell. A self-employed shoe repairman, he had retired from Fiber Industries in Salisbury, N.C. He was a member of Peace Haven Baptist Church, Yadkinville, N.C. but attended Victory Baptist Church, Columbia. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of Yadkin VFW Post 10346 in Yadkinville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Bently Cassell. Survivors include daughters Alice Cassell Mann and Martha Cassell, both of Blythewood; sisters Hassie Turner and Betty Jo Farris, both of Hillsville, Va., and Lucille Edwards, Dublin, Va.; six grandsons; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday,Gentry Funeral Home Chapel, Yadkinville, N.C., conducted by the Rev. Bruce Freeman and the Rev. Odell Chappell. Burial, Harmony Grove Friends Church cemetery, Yadkinville. Military rites by Yadkin VFWPost 10346. Visitation: 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.

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DAWSON, Fern Lucille (Akers): 27 Apr 1919 - 10 May 2002
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The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona, Monday, May 13, 2002, pB2
DAWSON, Fern Lucille, 83, of Tucson, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Robert, whom she's been happily married to for 63 years; daughters, Alice (Larry) King, Ann (David) Koss; grandchildren, Spring (Matt) Lawson, Kelly (Greg) Kempi, Kendy (Jason) Jones, Thomas Ormes Jr.; great granddaughter, Elaina Jones; and brother, Herman Akers. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Fern was a high school Valedictorian and college graduate. A Memorial Service will be held at Catalina United Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the charity of your choice or the Tucson Community Food Bank. We give thanks for all the friends we have made during the last 63 years. "In loving memoroy of our wife, mother, and grandmother." Arrangements by Adair Funeral Home, Dodge Chapel.

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DAWSON, Robert Leroy: 19 Feb 1918 - 30 Jun 2006
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www.legacy.com/tucson (published 4 Jul 2006
DAWSON, Robert Leroy, age 88, joined his beloved wife of 63 years, Fern on June 30, 2006. Service to be held at Catalina Methodist Church on Thursday, July 6, at 10:30 a.m. Born February 19, 1918, he served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He taught school from 1940 -1981. During retirement he continued his commitment to community service to become the longest serving volunteer at the Food Bank. He was a member of Catalina Methodist Church, the Homebuilder's class, and Pima County Retired Teacher's Association. He is survived by daughters, Alice and Ann; grandchildren, Spring, Kelly, Kendy and Tommy and great-grandchildren, Elaina, Connor, Dawson, Kaitlynn and Ryker. He made a big impact on many lives and will be missed. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Community Food Bank or to Handmaker Foundation. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd.

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DEHART, Carl V: 7 Oct 1916 - 19 Dec 2003
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The Enterprise, Stuart, Virginia, December 24, 2003
Carl V. DeHart, 87, of Danville, died Friday, December 19, 2003, at Roman Eagle Memorial Home where he had been a resident since March 2002. He was born October 7, 1916 in Meadows of Dan and was a son of the late Daniel Conner DeHart and Annie Alderman DeHart. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Clarice Soyars DeHart; five sisters, Ethel D. Fisher, Grace D. Eanes, Mae D. Snead, Vadie D. Frazier and Edna D. Bailey; and a brother, Benjamin DeHart. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II on the U.S.S. Tacloban Patrol Gunner 22 in the Philippines and Okinawa. He received the Asiatic-Pacific American Theater Service Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon. He was a member of Sharon Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon and as the superintendent of Sunday schools. He had perfect attendance at Sunday school for 39 years. He retired in 1981 as co-owner and operator of DeHart Brothers Lumber Company. Surviving are his wife, Nan Eva DeHart of the home; one son, Danny DeHart of Danville; one daughter, Linda D. King of Fredricksburg; one sister, Violet D. Holley of Danville; two brothers, G.D. DeHart and Esley "Pete" DeHart, both of Danville; four grandchildren and two great-grandsons. The funeral was conducted Sunday at Sharon Baptist Church by the Rev. Allen Holder. Burial, with military honors by American Legion Post #325, was in Danville Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association (Central and Western Virginia), 2728 Colonial Ave., SW, Suite 2, Roanoke, Va. 24015. Arrangements were by Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home in Danville.

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DEHART, Harold A: 11 Jun 1924 - 8 Oct 2003
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Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - October 10, 2003
EATON, Ohio - Harold A. DeHart, age 79, of Eaton, Ohio, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at his residence. He was born June 11, 1924, in Willis, Va., to Amos and Flossie Alderman DeHart. He retired from Chrysler Corp. in 1983 after 32 years of service. Mr. DeHart was a past master of the Bolivar Lodge 82, F&AM, Eaton, Ohio. He was a member of Eaton Chapter 22 R.A.M., Eaton, Ohio, Preble County 135, R.&S.M., Gleaners 182, O.E.S., West Alexandria, Ohio, Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton, Antioch Temple Shrine Club, Eagles Lodge Aerie 2202, Eaton, Ohio, and the V.F.W. Post 8066, Eaton, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Jean DeHart two sons, Steven DeHart of West Alexandria, Ohio, and Timothy DeHart of Wichita, Kan. two daughters, Jeanette Cunnagin of Celina, Ohio, and Anna Cicur of Arlington, Texas one sister, Verna Fligor of Eaton, Ohio 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, Ohio. Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, from 4-7 p.m. with a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Timothy DeHart will officiate the service. Burial will be at Mound Hill Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital, 3229 Burnett Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229, or Hospice of Heartland, 515 S. Maple St., Eaton, OH 45320.

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EANES, Douglas R: 25 Apr 1908 - 17 May 1975
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The Bee, Danville, Virginia, Monday, May 19, 1975, p2B
Last rites for Doug R Eanes of the Sharon community will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sharon Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The retired sales representative for Onida Heating Co. of New York died unexpectedly Saturday at his home. He had been in declining health for a year. He was born in Pittsylvania County April 27, 1908, a son of the late Alonza H. and Dora Atkinson Eanes. He was a member of Motega Tribe of Red Men. Oddfellows No. 343 and the Rebekahs. Surviving are his wife, Grace DeHart Eanes, three sons, Vernon Eanes of Salisbury, N. C., Gordon Eanes of Atlanta, Ga., and Preston Eanes of Charlotte. N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Gore of Whiteville, N.C., two brothers, James Stuart Eanes of Corpus Christi, Tex., and Calvin Eanes of Rockingham, N.C.; and six grandchildren. The body is at Swicegood Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends today from 7:30 to 8 p.m. At other times the family will be at the residence on the Stony Mill Rd.

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FLAHARTY, Paul C: 25 Aug 1918 - 12 Mar 2008
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The Morning Sun, Parsons, Kansas, Friday, March 14, 2008
Paul C. Flaharty, 89, lifelong resident of rural McCune, died at 1:23 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg. He was born August 25, 1918 in McCune, Kansas, to William Alexander and Mattie (House) Flaharty. He grew up and attended school in McCune. He farmed his entire life on a farm north of McCune. He and Bernice Stewart were married January 18, 1940. She preceded him in death March 10, 1979. He and Helen E. (Knowles) Smith were married December 22, 1979 in McCune. She survives of the home. He enjoyed gardening, mowing the lawn and tractor pulling events. He was a member of the McCune United Methodist Church and Lions Club. Through the years he served as director of McCune Coop for 12 years and had also served on the Osage Township Board and Farmers Home Administration Board at Girard. Survivors include one son, Calvin Flaharty and his wife, Betty, rural McCune; one daughter, Patricia A. Holroyd and her husband, Dick, Parsons; three stepsons, Joseph Smith and his wife, Beverly, Independence, KS; Robert Smith and his wife, Shirley, Jericho, VT; Mark Smith and his wife, Alice, Olathe, KS; four grandchildren, Brian Flaharty and his wife, DeNene; Rebecca Holroyd, Jana Dimond and her husband, Jack; Megan Holroyd; two great-grandchildren, Kalyn Flaharty & Breann Flaharty; seven step-gandchildren, Russ Smith, Gina McLenon, Beth Capps, David Smith, Jessica Smith, Amanda Smith & Max Smith; eight step-great-grandchildren, Shelby Smith, Abby Smith, A. J. Capps, Katie Capps, Matthew McLenon, Justin Smith, Andrew Smith & Kayla Smith. He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Flaharty, in 1957; infant grandson, Bradley James Flaharty; and two step-great-granddaughters, Brooklyn Botts and Kia Smith. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2008, at the McCune United Methodist Church. Burial will be in McCune Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 ? 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2008, at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Memorials are suggested to the McCune United Methodist Church. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

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FLIGOR, Verna O (DeHart): 4 Oct 1914 - 12 Dec 2006
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Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - December 13, 2006
EATON, Ohio -- Verna O. Fligor, 92, of Eaton, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton. Born Oct. 4, 1914, in Floyd County, Va., she was the daughter of Amos and Flossie Alderman DeHart. Survivors include sons, Richard and Dennis Fligor. Her husband, Marion, died in 1971. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnes Funeral Home, Eaton, where visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.

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HARMAN, Charles Wesley: 19 Sep 1923 - 19 Jun 2003
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - June 20, 2003
HARMAN, Charles Wesley, (C. W.), 79, of Floyd, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2003. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific with the First Calvary Division and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was a charter member of the Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854. He is a director of the Bank of Floyd, past director of the Citizens Telephone Co-op and was formerly an agent for Rockingham Mutual Insurance Company. He was the founder of C. W. Harman & Son Farm Store in 1960. Survivors include his wife, Margaret H. Harman of Floyd; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Linda Harman, Roanoke, Allen and Anne Harman, Floyd, Donnie and Susan Harman, Mount Airy, N.C.; grandsons, Brian Harman and wife Desirae of Willis, Matthew Harman, Roanoke, Kyndall Harman, Mount Airy, N.C.; granddaughter Danielle Goins, Mount Airy, N.C.; great-grandson, Chance Wesley Harman, Willis; sister and brother-in-law, Claudine and Edmund Weddle, Floyd; brother-in-law, Archa Vaughn, Jr. of Pulaski; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2003 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with the Rev. Lawrence Nuckolls and Rev. Mike Varner officiating. Burial will be in Topeco Cemetery, with Military Honors by Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854 and American Legion Post #127. Friends may call at the Maberry Funeral Home after 12 noon Friday, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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HARMAN, Lelia E M (Akers): 28 Jul 1901 - 26 Mar 1997
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The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia, March 27, 1997, page C2 (Metro)
HARMAN, Lelia Akers, 95, of Floyd, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997 in a Roanoke hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Harman and son, Marvin T. Harman. Mrs. Harman is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie Hope and Archa Vaughn Jr., Pulaski, Margaret and C.W. Harman, Floyd; five grandsons and their wives, Archa III and Jackie Vaughn, Purlear, N.C., Mike and Linda Harman, Roanoke, Allen and Anne Harman, Floyd, Tommy and Dale Duncan, Roanoke, Donnie Harman, Mount Airy, N.C.; one granddaughter and her husband, Hope and Tom Sullivan, Chilhowie; three great-grandsons, Brian Harman, Floyd, Matthew Harman, Roanoke, Josh Sullivan, Chilhowie; three great-granddaughters, Holly Duncan, Roanoke, Heather Duncan, Roanoke, Jesselyn Vaughn, Richmond; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Nuckolls officiating. Burial will follow in Topeco Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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HENRY, Violet L (Akers) (Layman) (Henry): 29 May 1919 - 23 Jan 2001
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - January 26, 2001
HENRY, Violet Akers Layman, 81, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2001. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Paul Layman, and her second husband, Dewey William Henry. She is survived by her son, David Layman and wife Linda of Daleville; son, Lewis Layman and wife Carolyn of Apex, N.C.; stepdaughter, Rosemary Thomas and husband Ray of Troutville; stepson, Michael Henry and wife Gaynell of Roanoke; sisters, Mabel Barbour of Boones Mill, Louise Hancock of Seagrove, N.C., and Virginia Kuchner of Stratford, N.J.; brothers, Stafford Akers of Rocky Mount, Woodrow Akers of Winter Garden, Fla., and Carroll Akers of Salem; grandchildren, Christy and Scott Hedin, Karlton and Heather Layman, Jonathan Layman, Paula Layman, Bill Thomas, Chuck and Kim Thomas; great-grandchild, Kaylee Layman; special neighbors, Charlie and Loulie Belle Argabright, and Calvin and Garnet Hodges. Violet was employed as a beautician at Colonial Beauty Shop. After her retirement she continued to style hair for her family and friends. Violet enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of First Church of the Brethren for over 40 years. Violet enjoyed spending time with her many friends at S & S Cafeteria and her walking buddies at Crossroads Mall. The family would like to thank the MSICU staff at Roanoke Memorial Hospital including UVA Medical Student, Todd Heaton. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2001 at Oakey's North Chapel with the Rev. David R. Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, January 25, at Oakey's North Chapel.

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HYLTON, Ocie Lee (Akers): 21 Oct 1896 - 19 Feb 1992
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The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia, Feb 20, 1992, page B2 (Metro)
Mrs. Ossie Akers Hylton, age 96, of 4809 Rutgers St., N.W., died Wednesday, February 19, 1992. She was a member of the First Church of the Brethren; and the widow of A.L. (Ham) Hylton. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mildred H. Stone, Roanoke; one son and daughter-in-law, Elmer H. Hylton and wife, Lois C. Hylton, Roanoke; three grandchildren, Lana McCulloch, Vinton; Brenda Keffer, Roanoke; Charles Douglas Hylton, Salem; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lelia Harman, Floyd. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's North Chapel, 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 21, with the Rev. Michael Chandler and the Rev. Paul E. Alwine officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Church of the Brethren Memorial Fund. Friends may call Oakey's North Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday.

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MARTIN, Paul D: 25 Mar 1916 - 19 Aug 1991
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Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - August 20, 1991
The Rev. Paul D. Martin Jr., a retired pastor and official with the Virginia United Methodist Homes, died yesterday in Richmond. He was 75. Mr. Martin retired from Virginia United Methodist Homes in 1985, after serving for a year as project director. From 1973 to 1984, he worked as executive vice-president of Virginia United Methodist Homes. Before that, he was a district superintendent of the Winchester and Richmond districts of the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He had also been a pastor in several Virginia cities, including Richmond, Danville, Alexandria and Roanoke. Originally from Roanoke, Mr. Martin received his bachelor's degree from Roanoke College. He served as chairman of the board of trustees of Randolph- Macon Academy for 10 years before becoming chairman emeritus in February. He also served as chairman of the United Methodist Church's General Board of Health and Welfare Ministries and was a member of several other boards. Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Virginia Akers Martin; three daughters; Suzanne M. Boltz of Alexandria, Rebecca M. Moseley of Burke, and Sarah M. Whitmore of Martinsville; and two sisters, Jane M. Farrand and Thelma M. Vest, both of Roanoke.Roanoke. Contributions may be made to the Reveille United Methodist Church, St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Richmond and Randolph-Macon Academy.

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MARTIN, Virginia L (Akers): 29 Jun 1916 - 25 Feb 2008
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - February 29, 2008
Virginia Akers Martin, 91, departed this life on February 25, 2008, in the Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads Retirement Home in Falls Church, Va. Born June 29, 1916, in Callaway, Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert Everett Akers and Sarah Bryant Akers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Dr. Paul D. Martin Jr.; by her brothers, Edward Akers and Roy Akers; and her sisters, Eva A. Amos and Katherine A. Webb. She was a loving mother, wife and homemaker. She was devoted to service as a pastors wife. She was a member of Fairlington United Methodist Church and a long-time member of the United Methodist Women. She attended Ferrum Junior College until she was called to nurse her mother through an illness. She taught piano lessons for several years and attended Washington University in St. Louis for two summers to increase her musical skills. She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah M. Whitmore and Winston Whitmore, of Martinsville, Va., Suzanne M. Boltz and David Boltz, of Alexandria, Va., and Rebecca M. Moseley and James Moseley, of Ashburn, Va. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Charles M. Whitmore and Theary Seng, of Burke, Va., Brian L. Whitmore and his wife, Tabitha, of Stokesdale, N.C., Andrea S. Boltz, of Greenville, S.C., Jason M. Moseley, of Herndon, Va., Lewis M. Boltz, of Hoover, Ala., and Benjamin D. Moseley, of Dale City, Va. Funeral visitation will be held on February 28, 2008, at Demaine Funeral Home in Springfield, Va., from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. On March 1, 2008, a visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Oakeys Funeral Home, South Chapel, Roanoke, Va., with a service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Ferrum College, Ferrum, Va. or to Randolph Macon Academy in Front Royal, Va. Arrangements by Oakeys South Chapel, 540-989-3131.

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MONTGOMERY, Thelma Doris (Akers): 23 Nov 1911 - 28 Apr 2005
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - May 1, 2005
Thelma Akers Montgomery, 93, of Boones Mill, died Thursday, April 28, 2005. She was born November 23, 1911, a daughter of the late Peter Dillard, Sr. and Sally Belcher Akers. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, C. Daniel Montgomery; a sister, Eleanor A. Bowling; two brothers, Weldon Akers and P. D. Akers, Jr. Mrs. Montgomery was a member of the Boones Mill Christian Church. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jean Montgomery; her grandsons and their spouses, Ben and Amy Montgomery, Steve and Hope Montgomery, Rocky Mount and Charles and Nadine Montgomery, Albany, N.Y.; her great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Rose Montgomery; sisters, Beatrice Akers, Rocky Mount, Ruby Prillaman, Vinton, and Merle Prillaman, Roanoke; brothers, John Herbert Akers, Culpeper, and E.C. Akers, Blue Ridge. Funeral services will be conducted from Boones Mill Christian Church, 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. James E. Compton, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Boones Mill Christian Church Capital Fund, 7950 Grassy Hill Road, Boones Mill, Va. 24065. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Saturday with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, 665 S. Main Street, Rocky Mount.

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PLUNKETT, John Anthony: 26 Feb 1919 - 30 Apr 2003
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - May 2, 2003
PLUNKETT, John Anthony, 84, of Roanoke, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003. Mr. Plunkett was born in 1919, a son of the late George Harvey Plunkett and Alean Price Plunkett. He was a retired salesman with Ralston Purina and also a member of Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church in Franklin County, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Mary Akers Plunkett; two brothers, Dunnington Plunkett and George H. Plunkett, Jr.; one infant sister; his stepmother, Katherine J. Martin Plunkett; two stepsisters, Mary Martin and Myrtle Doss. Surviving are one daughter, Carol Sue Goodwin; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Norma Plunkett, Grover and Barbara Plunkett, Jerry and Tricia Plunkett, all of Roanoke; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one stepbrother, C.A. (Neal) Martin and his wife, Vivian J. Martin of Boones Mill. Several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and other relatives survive. Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Oakey's South Chapel with Elder W. Lane Carter and Elder Junior L. Conner officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel (989-3131).

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PLUNKETT, Mary (Akers): 26 Oct 1920 - 24 Nov 1999
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - November 26, 1999
PLUNKETT, Mary Akers, 79, of Roanoke, died Wednesday, November 24, 1999. She was born October 26, 1920 in Franklin County, Va. A daughter of the late Grover Akers and Etta Bryant Akers and was preceded in death by two brothers, Wolton Akers and Chess Akers. She attended Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John A. Plunkett; one daughter, Carol Sue Goodwin; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Norma Plunkett, Grover and Barbara Plunkett and Jerry and Tricia Plunkett all of Roanoke; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mabel Barbour of Boones Mill, Violet Henry of Roanoke and Louise Hancock of Seagrove, N.C.; three brothers, Stafford Akers of Rocky Mount, Woodrow Akers of Orlando, Fla. and Carroll Akers of Salem. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oakey's South Chapel with Elder W. Lane Carter and Elder Junior L. Conner officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Oakey's South Chapel.

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PRILLAMAN, Ruby Frances (Akers): 27 Jan 1918 - 30 Mar 2008
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - April 1, 2008
Ruby Akers Prillaman, 90, of Vinton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 30, 2008. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a member of Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Vinton, a longtime professional candy maker at Old Dominion Candy Co. for 33 years, and also worked for 11 years for food services for Roanoke County Schools and Herman L. Horn Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Sally Akers; brothers, P. D. Akers, Jr. and Weldon Akers; and sisters, Thelma Montgomery and Eleanor Bowling. Surviving Mrs. Prillaman is her devoted husband of 69 years, Thomas Prillaman; her son, Alfred Prillaman and his wife, Nancy; her daughter, Rita Vaught; three grandchildren, Brian Prillaman and his wife, Nicole, Pamela Vaught and Melissa Vaught Okes and her husband, Andrew; her brothers, Herbert Akers and E. C. Akers; sisters, Beatrice Akers and Merle Prillaman; a devoted caregiver, Gloria Welch; a special niece, Doris Clark and her husband, Gerald; and a number of other nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Andrew S. Good officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.

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PRILLAMAN, Thomas E: 10 Feb 1919 - 11 Apr 2002
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - April 13, 2002
PRILLAMAN, Thomas E., (Bun), 83, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2002. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas W. Prillaman, two sisters, Esther P. Scott and Jewel Umberger, a brother, Grover P. "Prill" Prillaman, and his parents, Grover and Estelle Prillaman. He was retired as a conductor from the Norfolk Southern Railway after thirty-three years of service. Mr. Prillaman was a member of Southview United Methodist Church, an Army veteran of World War II and a graduate of National Business College. Surviving are his devoted wife of sixty-two years, Merle A. Prillaman; a son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Linda Prillaman of Troutville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Robin P. and Robert L. Dix of Daleville, Anita and Richard Sheetz of Roanoke; eight grandchildren, Thomas and Brian Hurt, Lesley and Tracy Prillaman, Mitch and Amanda Sheetz, Matthew and Jeremy Graybill; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday from Oakey's North Chapel with the Rev. George M. Pearson, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Southview United Methodist Church (3539 Peters Creek Road, NW, Roanoke, Va. 24019). The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Oakey's North Chapel.

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QUESENBERRY, Iva G (Haines): 11 Jan 1907 - 7 Jun 2001
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The Winfield Courier, Winfield, Cowley Co., Kansas, Friday, June 8, 2001
Iva G. Quesenberry, 94, a longtime Winfield resident, died June
7, 2001, at Cumbernauld Village. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. A memorial has been established with Southwestern College. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Quesenberry was born Jan. 11, 1907, in Yoder, to Ollie (Coover) and Charles Haines. She graduated from Haven High School in 1925. She attended Emporia State Teachers College and graduated from Southwestern College in 1929 with a degree in home economics. On July 9, 1936, she married Dillon C. Quesenberry. They made their first home in Wichita, then moved to Winfield where they ran a grocery store. During World War II, while her husband was away, Quesenberry continued to work at the store. After her husband's death in 1956, Quesenberry worked for Trees Oil Co. as a bookkeeper until her retirement in 1987. She moved to Cumbernauld Village in 1996. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was active in a ladies' group; a 60-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of Business and Professional Women. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Archambeau, Winfield; a sister, Marjorie Bryan, Urbana, Ill.; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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QUESENBERRY, Maxine E (Pointer): 25 Jun 1915 - 31 Dec 2004
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Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - January 4, 2005
Quesenberry, Maxine E., 89, homemaker, passed away December 31, 2004. Service 10 a.m. Thursday at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary; graveside 3 p.m. Thursday, Osage Garden Cemetery, Skiatook, OK. Maxine was a 50 year member of the North Star Chapter of OES. Preceded in death by her husband, Olen C. Quesenberry and sister & brother-in-law, Opal & Samuel Clements. Survived by son & wife, Robert L. & Joan Harris of Wichita; granddaughters, Vickie Harris & Cindy Styron of Port Lucie, FL, Debra Geissinger of Waterford, MI; grandson, Gary Harris of Davis, OK; 3 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice Care of Kansas, 3241 E. Victor Pl., Wichita, KS 67208. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

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SIZEMORE, Betty Jo (Gallimore) (England): 1 May 1939 - 17 Jul 2001
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Betty Jo Sizemore, 62, of Woodlawn, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at her residence. She was born in Carroll County on May 1, 1939 to Norman Estel and Lizzie Mae Melton Gallimore. Survivors include her husband, Robert Junior Sizemore of Woodlawn; four children and their spouses, Robert Eugene England of New Orleans, La., Harold Dean and Laura England of Dugspur, Kathy Diane and Richard Newman of Fries and Tony Lawrence and Peggy Sizemore of Galax; three sisters, Virginia Darlene Mabe and Alice Ruth Lowe, both of Burlington, N.C., and Margie Colene Hodges of Red Brush, N.C.; five brothers, Billy Ray Gallimore of Thomasville, N.C., Buddy Gallimore of Beulah, N.C., Roy Gallimore of Dobson, N.C., Troy Gallimore of Thomasville, N.C., and June Gallimore of Burlington, N.C.; six grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren. A funeral was held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Gladeville United Methodist Church Cemetery. Brian Frazier officiated.

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STONE, Ernest Lee: 27 Jul 1920 - 5 Dec 2000
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - December 8, 2000
STONE, Ernest Lee Jr., 80, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2000 in a Salem hospital. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Army Air Corps in both the African and European Theaters. He was employed by Shepherd Auto Supply and later retired from Roanoke Concrete Products. Mr. Stone held membership in the American Legion, Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Lee Stone, Sr. and Mary Bennett Stone, and a brother, James Lewis Stone. Surviving are his wife, Ola Deacon Stone of Roanoke; a daughter, Lana S. McCulloch and her husband, Jim McCulloch of Vinton; a granddaughter, Michaela T. Myers and her husband, Travis W. Myers; a great-granddaughter, Logan R. Myers, all of Roanoke; two sisters, Betty S. Minyard and her husband, Thomas Minyard of Salem, Dorothy S. Linkous and her husband, Browder Mosby Linkous of Roanoke; sisters-in-law, Deta Hylton of Wirtz and Helen Benois of Roanoke; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2000 from Oakey's North Chapel. The Rev. Larry Sprouse will officiate. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Oakey's North Chapel.

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VAUGHAN, Marjorie Hope (Harman): 24 Mar 1924 - 21 Jan 1999
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The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia, Jan 23, 1999
VAUGHAN, Marjorie Hope Harman, 74, of 1513 Claremont Court, Pulaski, died Thursday, January 21, 1999 in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Floyd County on March 24, 1924 and was the daughter of the late John Thompson Harman and Lelia Akers Harman. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Thompson Harman. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Pulaski. Surviving are her husband, Archa Vaughan, Jr., Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law, Archa Vaughan, III and Jacqueline Vaughan, Parsonsville, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Hope Vaughan Sullivan and Rev. Thomas B. Sullivan, Jr., Chilhowie; grandchildren, Joshua Thomas Sullivan, Chilhowie, Joslyn Katherine Vaughan, Goochland; sister, Margaret H. Harman, Floyd; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Stevens Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. David Coffey and the Rev. Tom Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery, Floyd. Visiting will be Sunday evening from Stevens Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home

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WEBB, James Flemon: 14 Aug 1910 - 30 Aug 1995
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - September 1, 1995
WEBB, J. Flemon, 85, of Rt 1, Callaway, died Wednesday, August 30, 1995, at his residence. Mr. Webb was a son of the late William Robert and Ella Moran Webb and was preceded in death by three brothers, Wiley, John Lewis, and Russell Webb. He was a longtime member of Piedmont Presbyterian Church, having served as a deacon and elder, was a Past Master of Isaac's Lodge #29 A.F. & A.M., and Past Patron of Rebekka Chapter #84 O.E.S., and farmed in the Callaway community all his life. Surviving are his wife, Katherine Akers Webb, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bryant F. and Judy Moore Webb, Epherata, Pa., Marvin A. and Patricia McGhee Webb, Callaway; four grandchildren, Sherri Kimmell, Antoinette Hodges, Thomas Webb, and Michelle McCrickard; two great-grandchildren, Anthony Hodges, Bailey Kimmell; six sisters, Betsy W. Guilliams, Estelle W. Akers, both of Callaway, Lizelle W. Prillaman, Eva W. Hoy, both of Richmond, Evelyn W. Jamison, Frances W. Stover, both of Roanoke; three brothers, Rufus Webb, Greenville, S.C., George Webb, Roanoke, Cecil Webb, Rocky Mount; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from Piedmont Presbyterian Church with Rev. Richard Slider and Rev. Gary Milstead officiating. Interment will follow in the Callaway Community Cemetery with Masonic rites by Isaac's Lodge #29 A.F. & A.M. Those desiring to, may make memorials to the Piedmont Presbyterian Church, Hospice of Franklin County, or the Callaway Rescue Squad. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, 342 S. Main St., Rocky Mount.

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WEBB, Mary Katherine (Akers): 27 Oct 1910 - 21 Jan 1996
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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - January 22, 1996
WEBB, Katherine Akers, 85, of Callaway, died Sunday, January 21, 1996, at her residence. Mrs. Webb was a daughter of the late Everett and Sally Akers, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Akers and Roy Akers; one sister, Eva A. Amos, and was the widow of James Flemon Webb. She was a lifelong resident of her beloved Callaway, Va. She served on the board of the Department of Social Services of Franklin County. She was a member of the Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was Past Worthy Matron of Rebekka Chapter #84 O.E.S., was secretary at the Callaway Elementary School and retired as the Postmaster of the Callaway Post Office. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Bryant F. and Judy Moore Webb of Epherata, Pa., and Marvin A. and Patricia McGhee Webb of Callaway; four grandchildren, Sherri Kimmell, Antoinette Hodges, Thomas Webb and Michelle Webb; three great-grandchildren, David Anthony Hodges, Bailey Kimmell and James Webb Kimmell; one sister, Virginia A. Martin of Richmond, and a very special friend and companion, Jo Yopp. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Piedmont Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Richard Slider and the Rev. Gary Milstead officiating. Interment will follow in the Callaway Community Cemetery. Those desiring to make memorials should consider Piedmont Presbyterian Church or Hospice of Franklin County. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, 342 South Main Street, Rocky Mount.

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