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January 18, 2018

Margaret Rachael Blevins Burcham

Margaret Rachael Blevins Burcham

North Wilkesboro, NC

Margaret Rachael Blevins Burcham, 76, of North Wilkesboro, N.C., formerly of Whitetop, Va., died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at her home. Burcham was born June 26, 1941, in Whitetop, Va., to the late James Dewey and Mary Elizabeth Blevins. In addition to her parents, she was...

Published in Galax Gazette from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2018.

Grace Vaughan Phibbs

Grace Vaughan Phibbs

Independence, VA

Grace Vaughan Phibbs, 84, of Independence, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in the Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Grayson County on Aug. 30, 1933, to Thomas and Mallie Vaughan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James S....

Lathan Tobler

Lathan Tobler

Laurel Fork, VA

Lathan Tobler, 86, of Laurel Fork, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C.  He was born in Hillsville to the late Harless and Hassie Nester Tobler.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Violet Tobler; and his...

January 13, 2018

Terry Lynn Anders

Terry Lynn Anders

Fries, VA

Terry Lynn Anders, 63, of Fries, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  He was born May 18, 1954, to the late Charlie James and Mary Elizabeth Anders in Grayson County.  Survivors include wife, Gail Frazier Anders of the home; son, Joey Anders of Fries;...

Gleason Franklin Roberts

Gleason Franklin Roberts

Galax, VA

Gleason Franklin Roberts, 96, of Galax, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in the Hillsville Health and Rehab Center. He was born on Feb. 27, 1921, in Carroll County, to Charlie Washington and Lillie Mae Isom Roberts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,...

January 10, 2018

Agnes Eileen Widner Bonham

Agnes Eileen Widner Bonham

Galax, VA

Agnes Eileen Widner Bonham, 73, of Galax, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Galax Health and Rehab. She was born July 30, 1944, to the late Clay and Evelyn Hines Widner. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Bonham. Survivors include her...

Lawrence Clifton Hylton

Lawrence Clifton Hylton

Woodlawn, VA

Lawrence Clifton Hylton, 91, of Woodlawn, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in the Galax Health and Rehab Center. He was born on Feb. 24, 1926, in Floyd to Otey and Leona Dalton Hylton. Survivors include his wife, Laura Weddle Hylton of Woodlawn; daughter and son-in-law, Roseanna...

Curtis Jefferson Jones

Curtis Jefferson Jones

Independence, VA

Curtis Jefferson Jones, 70, of Independence, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in the Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born on Nov. 13, 1947, in Carroll County, to Cutis Elmo and Imogene Hill Jones. Survivors include his mother Imogene Hill Jones; a son, Jason Curtis Jones...

Martin Edward Lester Sr.

Martin Edward Lester Sr.

Laurel Fork, VA

Martin Edward Lester Sr., 81, of Laurel Fork, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Lester; and his parents, Fred and Elizabeth Cochron Lester. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Mike Floyd of Ohio; sons and...

Nicole Ann Rash

Nicole Ann Rash

Fries, VA

Nicole Ann Rash, 20, of Fries, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the Lewis Gale Medical Center, Salem. She was born May 10, 1997, in Grayson County, to Tony Glenn and Catherine Denise Fletcher Rash. Survivors include her parents of Fries; two sisters, Kayla Rash of Galax and...

Franklin Delano Stroupe

Franklin Delano Stroupe

Galax, VA

Franklin Delano Stroupe, 76, of Galax, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at his home. He was born in Galax on Sept. 23, 1941, to Alexander and Mamie Ellen Jones Stroupe. Survivors include his wife, India Ellen Stroupe of Martinsville; daughters and son-in-law, Tammy Renee' Barker...

January 9, 2018

Benjamin Harrison Allen II

Benjamin Harrison Allen II

Hillsville, VA

Benjamin Harrison Allen II, 86, of Hillsville, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at his home. Dr. Allen was born April 7, 1931, in Goldsboro, N.C., to the late Benjamin Harrison Allen and Nancy Catherine Jones Allen. Survivors include his wife, Martha Payne Allen, of the home;...

Vita Lee Osborne Barton

Vita Lee Osborne Barton

Galax, VA

Vita Lee Osborne Barton, 99, of Galax, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in the Waddell Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Grayson County on June 20, 1918, to Willie Watson and Rose Adams Osborne . In addition to her parents ,she was preceded in death by her husband,...

Donald James Burnette

Donald James Burnette

Hillsville, VA

Donald James Burnette, 72, of Hillsville, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at Galax Nursing and Rehab. He was born in Carroll County to the late Edward Lee and Anna Sutphin Burnette. Survivors include his sister, Peggy Bowen of Martinsville and Phyllis Taylor of Winston Salem,...

Wilma Lucy Hooven

Wilma Lucy Hooven

Galax, VA

Wilma Lucy Hooven, 81, of Galax, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in the Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Galax on Oct. 4, 1936, to Bruce and Lola Kirby Carter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hooven. Survivors include...

Charles Jennings

Charles Jennings

Hillsville, VA

Charles Jennings, 83, of Hillsville, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in the Woltz Hospice Home, Dobson, N.C. He was born July 18, 1934, in Kentucky to the late Press Jennings and Maude Bell Jennings. Survivors include his daughter, Karen Hertel of Easton, Penn.; friend, Karen...

Belinda Gaye Johnson

Belinda Gaye Johnson

Fries, VA

Belinda Gaye Johnson, 52, of Fries, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in the Twin County Regional Hospital. She was born in Galax on Nov. 9, 1965, to Darrell and Phyllis Sullivan Freeman. Survivors include her parents, Darrell and Phyllis Freeman of Fries; her daughters and...

Larry Wayne Lineberry

Larry Wayne Lineberry

Galax, VA

Larry Wayne Lineberry, 66, of Galax, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Grayson County on Jan. 11, 1951, to the late Otie Lineberry and Bonnie Hall Lineberry. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include a brother, Donnie Lineberry of...

Marsha Marie Sweet

Marsha Marie Sweet

Alto, GA

Marsha Marie Sweet, 80, of Alto, Ga., died on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. She was born on Feb. 13, 1937, in Grundy to the late Burt and Ruby Nuckolls. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Sweet. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and David...

January 6, 2018

Denny C. Bryant

Denny C. Bryant

Woodlawn, VA

Denny C. Bryant, 91, of Woodlawn, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at his home. He was born in Carroll County on March 17, 1926, to Effert C. and Bertha Mabe Bryant. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Reva Roberts Bryant; daughter and friend, Darlene B. Hernandez and Layne...

Elizabeth “Eliza” Lucas Edmunds Messersmith

Elizabeth “Eliza” Lucas Edmunds Messersmith

Sumter, SC

Elizabeth "Eliza" Lucas Edmunds Messersmith was taken from us on Friday, December 29, 2017. A Sumter, S.C., native, she was a longtime resident of Edisto Island, S.C. She was born on June 1, 1938, to Champion Moore Edmunds and Elizabeth Hayes Lucas Walker Edmunds. She was 79...

December 28, 2017

Doris Helvey Fender Akers

Doris Helvey Fender Akers

Fries, VA

Doris Helvey Fender Akers, 90, of Fries, Va., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at her home. Akers was born in Grayson County, Va., on Jan. 29, 1927, to Andrew and Bertha Riggins Fender. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Akers;...

Raymond David Haga

Raymond David Haga

Fries, VA

Raymond David Haga, 75, of Fries, Va., passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in the Forsyth Medical Center. Haga was born on June 26, 1942, in Grayson County, Va., to John H. and Gladys Dixon Haga. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jayne...

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