Galax Gazette Obituaries

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April 19, 2018

Dallice Lew Ayers

Dallice Lew Ayers

Fries, VA

Dallice Lew Ayers, 78, of Fries, died Friday, April 6, 2018, in Woltz Hospice Home, Dobson, N.C. He was born Nov. 3, 1939, at Galax, to Alex Ayers and Lelia Bowers Ayers. Survivors include his wife, Nola Ayers of the home; son and spouse, Jamie and Christi Ayers of Galax;...

Ottis Bare

Ottis Bare

Sparta, NC

Ottis Bare, 81, of Sparta, N.C., died Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Wave Stone Bare. He was born Nov. 15, 1936, at Glendale Springs, N.C., to Dola Bare and Bessie Dillard Bare. Survivors...

Rodney Jason Byrd

Rodney Jason Byrd

Fries, VA

Rodney Jason Byrd, 40, of Fries, died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at his home. He was born on April 18, 1977, in Galax, to Ronald and Carolyn Williams Byrd. Survivors include his parents of Fries; a daughter, Sierra Lynn Byrd of Fincastle; sister and brother-in-law, Melissa...

William Kenneth Cox

William Kenneth Cox

Laurel Fork, VA

William Kenneth Cox, 81, of Laurel Fork, died Monday, April 16, 2018, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C.  He was born in Carroll County to the late James Allen and Laura Sutphin Cox.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ruth...

Alice Faye Edwards

Alice Faye Edwards

Hillsville, VA

Alice Faye Edwards, 71, of Hillsville, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at her home.  She was born in Wythe County, to the late Burton Joseph and Mable Catherine DeBord Akers.  Survivors include her husband, Wayne Edwards of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Denise...

Bonnie Gayle Hill

Bonnie Gayle Hill

Galax, VA

Bonnie Gayle Hill, 80, of Galax, died Sunday, April 15, 2018, in the Forsyth Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 24, 1937, in Carroll County, to Glen and Mary Isom Vaughan. Survivors include her husband, Foy Hill of Galax; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Mark Horton;...

Sarah Towler Isom

Sarah Towler Isom

Galax, VA

Sarah Towler Isom, 77, of Galax, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, in the Twin County Regional Hospital. She was born on Sept. 8, 1940, in Pittsylvania County, to James Wade and Annie Davis Towler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James...

Fred Lindstrom Jennings

Fred Lindstrom Jennings

Fries, VA

Fred Lindstrom Jennings, known as Freddy Jennings, 86, of Fries, Va., passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in the Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center. Fred was born on Nov. 30, 1931, in Fries, Va., to John (Slab) and Nannie Porter Jennings. In addition to his parents he was...

J. Randall Lane Jr.

J. Randall Lane Jr.

Flatridge, VA

J. Randall Lane Jr., 71, formerly of Flatridge, Va., and of Danville, Va., passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, at his residence. He was born Sept. 11, 1940, in Grayson County to the late Randall Lane and Marie James Lane and also preceded in death by his brother, Roy Lee...

Kathleen May Lee

Kathleen May Lee

Hillsville, VA

Kathleen May Lee, 89, of Hillsville, died Thursday, April 12, 2018.  She was born in Iaeger, W.Va., to the late Elmer and Stella Bailey Lee.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy May. Survivors include her children, Darrell May, Wilma...

Herman Lewis Leonard

Herman Lewis Leonard

Galax, VA

Herman Lewis Leonard May 31,1935 April 14, 2018 Awaiting his coming: parents, Arthur and Virgie Leonard; sisters, Coleen, Alma Lou, Lorene and Ruthie Leonard and Sue Vaughan; and brothers: Harold and Billy Leonard. Survivors include sister, Dorothy Stoots; and also several...

The Rev. Mark Allen Loggins

The Rev. Mark Allen Loggins

Mouth of Wilson, VA

The Rev. Mark Allen Loggins, 48, of Mouth of Wilson, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at his residence. He was born Dec. 28, 1969,  to his parents,  Felix and Alma Crouse Loggins. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Coe Loggins of the home; two sons and spouse, Dakota and...

Agnes Virginia Long

Agnes Virginia Long

Hillsville, VA

Agnes Virginia Long, 99, of Hillsville, died Monday, April 9, 2018. She was born Nov. 8, 1918, in Pulaski, to the late Joseph and Effie Schrader.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm E. Long. Survivors include her daughter, Martha E....

Patricia Ann McCraw

Patricia Ann McCraw

Hillsville, VA

Patricia Ann McCraw, 74, of Hillsville, died Monday, April 16, 2018, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  She was born in Washington, D.C., to the late Oliver Taylor and Sally Blanche Richardson Rowley.  Survivors include her husband, Joe Daniel McCraw; son and...

Virgil Ray Melton

Virgil Ray Melton

Galax, VA

Virgil Ray Melton, 71, of Galax, died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at his home. He was born in Carroll County, on July 5, 1946, to Glenn and Ethelene Farmer Melton. Survivors include his wife, Sue Waller Melton of Galax; son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Jan Melton of Low Gap,...

Marie Bruno Vogel Newman

Marie Bruno Vogel Newman

Hillsville, VA

Marie Bruno Vogel Newman, 88, died Friday April 13, 2018, at Assisted Living in Hillsville. She was born in New York to Anthony and Concetta Guifre Bruno. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Semour (Sy) Vogel and Walter Newman. Survivors...

SFC Paul Swanson Newman (RET)

SFC Paul Swanson Newman (RET)

Chester, VA

SFC Paul Swanson Newman (RET), 83, of Chester, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018. He was born in Hillsville. He was the son of the late Claude and Laura Burnett Newman. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Erma Lou Newman; a son, Larry Dean Newman and wife, Lisa; three sisters,...

Rex Edward Smith

Rex Edward Smith

Mount Airy, NC

Rex Edward Smith, 51, of Mount Airy, N.C., died on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  He was born in Surry County, N.C., to the late Coy Lee and Elizabeth Jane Self Smith. Survivors include his wife, Donna McMillian Smith of the home; sons, Cory Lee Smith of Galax and Chase Edward...

Nancy Plummer Stoots

Nancy Plummer Stoots

Hillsville, VA

Nancy Plummer Stoots, 89, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018,  in Commonwealth Assisted Living Center, Hillsville, Va. She was the widow of the late  Carl Stoots.   She was born Aug. 18, 1928, at  Volney, Va., to Steve M. Plummer and Jeston Wells Plummer. Survivors include son...

Joyce Kay Wagg

Joyce Kay Wagg

Mouth of Wilson, VA

Joyce Kay Wagg, 66, of Jefferson Highway, Mouth of Wilson, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at her home. Survivors include her mother, Jean Adams Wagg of  the home; two sister and spouse, Jackie Wagg of Mouth of Wilson and Jannie and Harry Wallace of Mocksville, N.C.; a niece and...

Billy C. Wilson

Billy C. Wilson

Galax, VA

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, Billy C. Wilson died. He was born on April 25, 1930, in Galax, to Charles and Lollie Payne Wilson. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa G. Chandrasuwan of Eden, N.C.; two sons, Michael C. Wilson of Garner, N.C., and Billy W. Wilson of Wirtz; and many...

April 11, 2018

Alfred D. Auton Sr.

Alfred D. Auton Sr.

Austinville, VA

Alfred D. Auton Sr., 45, of Austinville, died at his home on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.  He was born in North Carolina on March 11, 1973.  He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Jones Auton Jr. Survivors include his wife, Melinda S. Auton; children, Alfred Dale Auton...

Wendell Keith Bond

Wendell Keith Bond

Galax, VA

Wendell Keith Bond, 49, Galax, died Saturday, April 7, 2018, at his home. He was born Nov. 13, 1968, in Galax, to the late William and Peggy Ring Bond. Survivors include sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Mike Carlan; a nephew; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Verna...

Margie Marie Marshall

Margie Marie Marshall

Hillsville, VA

Margie Marie Marshall, 82, of Hillsville, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Pulaski County to W.W. Turman and Mae Farris Turman. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Toby and Annabelle Turman; daughters and sons-in-law,...

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