Galax Gazette Obituaries

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October 16, 2017

Almeta Newman Frazier

Almeta Newman Frazier

Galax, VA

Almeta Newman Frazier, 91, of Galax, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at her home. She was born in Carroll County on Oct. 11, 1925, to Clifford and Etta Lineberry Newman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Louis Frazier. Survivors include...

Theron Taylor Gailey

Theron Taylor Gailey

Greensboro, NC

Theron Taylor Gailey, 86, of Greensboro, N.C., and Galax, Va., died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Hospice of Greensboro's Beacon Place. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at George Brothers Funeral Service in Greensboro, N.C., with burial to follow at...

Moyer Paul Gardner Jr.

Moyer Paul Gardner Jr.

Hillsville, VA

Moyer Paul Gardner Jr., 66, of Hillsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke. He was born Oct. 25, 1950, to the late Moyer Paul Gardner and Verlie Lorene Quesenberry Gardner in Carroll County. Survivors include sisters, Juanita Padgett...

Kenneth Wayne Johnson

Kenneth Wayne Johnson

Hillsville, VA

Kenneth Wayne Johnson, 65, of Hillsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at his home. He was born on Nov. 27, 1951, in Carroll County, to Troy Albert and Ailene Virginia Christley Johnson. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Crystal Johnson of Galax; son...

Ella Mae Kirby

Ella Mae Kirby

Fries, VA

Ella Mae Kirby, 93, of Fries, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in the Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on April 14, 1924, in Carroll County, to Orville and Brooke Boyles Pearman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Kirby....

Barbara Ann Mullis

Barbara Ann Mullis

Sparta, NC

Barbara Ann Mullis, 58, of Sparta, N.C., died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in the Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Alleghany County, N.C., on Sept. 23, 1959, to R.L. and Bonnie Bell Medley Parsons. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her mother,...

Edith Reedy Phipps

Edith Reedy Phipps

Independence, VA

Edith Reedy Phipps, 84, of Independence, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Grayson Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Independence. She was the widow of Ray Phipps. She was born  March 20, 1933, at Grassy Creek, to Leonard Reedy and Effie Henderson Reedy Survivors include son,...

October 12, 2017

Alice Ann Ayers

Alice Ann Ayers

Hillsville, VA

Alice Ann Ayers, 62, of Hillsville, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C.  She was born in Carroll County to the late Elihu Juel and Alene Gravley Ayers.  Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Vera and Garnett Dalton of Hillsville;...

Ava Jean Brown

Ava Jean Brown

Fancy Gap, VA

Ava Jean Brown, 79, of Fancy Gap, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Commonwealth Senior Living in Hillsville.  She was born in Madison County, N.C., to the late Venus and Lela Hensley Ray.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Milas...

Clella Alice Porter Bryant

Clella Alice Porter Bryant

Galax, VA

Clella Alice Porter Bryant, 91, of Galax, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in the Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Galax on Sept. 3, 1926, to Everette E. and Maggie Burnett Porter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kemper...

Clarence Lester Burnett

Clarence Lester Burnett

Max Meadows, VA

Clarence Lester Burnett, 101, of Max Meadows, died on Oct. 4, 2017.  He was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Carroll County to the late Norma Lester and Vadie Viola Harmon Burnett. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Jewett Primm...

Christine Nester Huff

Christine Nester Huff

Hillsville, VA

Christine Nester Huff, 90, of Hillsville, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Hillsville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  She was born in Carroll County to the late George Clinton and Maude Bolt Nester.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...

Sheldon Mont Ousley

Sheldon Mont Ousley

Hillsville, VA

Sheldon Mont Ousley, 70, of Hillsville, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at his home.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Lee Ousley and Connie Phillips Ousley; and his step mother, Lyla Jennings Ousley.  Survivors include his wife, Virginia Q. Ousley of the home;...

Albert Curtis Shupe

Albert Curtis Shupe

Fries, VA

Albert Curtis Shupe, 80, of Fries, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at his home. He was born in Grayson County on June 6, 1937, to Ernest William and Nancy Landreth Shupe. Survivors include his wife, Judy Ann Shupe; daughter, Michelle Shupe; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and...

John Wayne Smith

John Wayne Smith

Galax, VA

John Wayne Smith, 76, of Galax, died Sunday, Oct. l, 2017, in the Waddell Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born on July 12, 1941, in Carroll County, to Montie Curtis and Sadie Mae Lawson Smith. Survivors include his wife of 52 years and 10 months, Plina Smith of Galax;...

Lilias Ann Goad Turman

Lilias Ann Goad Turman

Meadows of Dan, VA

Lilias Ann Goad Turman, 94, of Meadows of Dan, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Heritage Hall Laurel Meadows. She was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Dugspur, to the late Tate and Elizabeth Turman Goad. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,  Iverne Floyd...

Richard Luke Walker

Richard Luke Walker

Galax, VA

Richard Luke Walker, 59, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church with Pastor Sam Holder officiating and being assisted by Pastor Brett Seawell. Burial will follow in the church...

October 4, 2017

Edward Louis Bell

Edward Louis Bell

Galax, VA

Edward Louis Bell, 69, of Galax, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in the Twin County Regional Hospital. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on July 13, 1948, to William and Caroline Weinbeck Bell. Survivors include two sisters, Frances Bell of Galax and Patricia Underwood of Dundalk,...

Sherry Lynn Blackburn

Sherry Lynn Blackburn

Hillsville, VA

Sherry Lynn Blackburn, 59, of Hillsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at her home.  She was born in California to the late Warren Carl and Marjorie Harriett Ingram Heidelberger.  Survivors include her husband, Lee Blackburn of the home; sons, David Paul Nash and Shannon...

Ruby Dale Eastridge

Ruby Dale Eastridge

Galax, VA

Ruby Dale Eastridge, 77, of Galax, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Galax on Feb. 28, 1940, to Daniel and Lillie Robinson Melton. Survivors include her husband, Rufus O. Eastridge; daughter, Melissa D. Gravely, both of Galax; two...

Billy “Mike” Goad

Billy “Mike” Goad

Meadows of Dan, VA

Billy "Mike" Goad, 55, of Meadows of Dan, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Dugspur.  He was born in Carroll County on Oct. 5, 1961. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Henry Goad. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Goad of the home; mother, Betty Largen Goad;...

Wilma June Anders Greene

Wilma June Anders Greene

Galax, VA

Wilma June Anders Greene, 87, of Galax, died at her residence Sunday Sept. 24, 2017. She was born July 24, 1930, in Grayson County, to the late Rev. Linnie Mack (Coye) Anders and Sarah (Minnie) Coleman Anders.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...

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