Galax Gazette Obituaries

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December 9, 2017

Rhudy Gerald Harris

Rhudy Gerald Harris

Hillsville, VA

Rhudy Gerald Harris, 64, of Hillsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at his home. He was born in Carroll County to the late Allen Levi and Maybelle Lewis Harris. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Pamela Harris of Hillsville; and two...

December 7, 2017

Jerry Lee Bond

Jerry Lee Bond

Fries, VA

Jerry Lee Bond, 78, of Fries, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in the Twin County Regional Hospital. He was born in Grayson County on May 27, 1939, to Earnest Lee and Clarice Smith Bond. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Kippy Bond of Fries; daughter and fiance', Mary Beth...

William Mason Bowman

William Mason Bowman

Laurel Fork, VA

William Mason Bowman, 92, of Laurel Fork, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at the home of a daughter.  He was born in Carroll County to the late Thomas Franklin and Clara Fariss Bowman Goad.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Largen Bowman. Survivors include...

William Troy Coleman

William Troy Coleman

Galax, VA

William Troy Coleman, 71, of Galax, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at his home. He was born on Nov. 10, 1946, in Carroll County, to Troy and Emma Blanche Edwards Coleman. Survivors include his wife, Reta Coleman of Galax; daughters and son-in-law, Karen and Richard Easter of...

Everett Sidney Edwards

Everett Sidney Edwards

Galax, VA

Everett Sidney Edwards, 99, of Galax, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in the Twin County Regional Hospital. He was born in Woodlawn on Oct. 13, 1918, to Sidney Matthew and Betty Jane Mabe Edwards. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Louise Sharp Edwards; son, Larry Everett...

Victoria Leigh Edwards

Victoria Leigh Edwards

Hillsville, VA

Victoria Leigh Edwards, 56, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at her home in Salem, Va. Edwards was born in Hillsville, Va., to the late Jim and Violet Edwards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, James Bolt and Carl Delp;...

Wayne Clark Eller

Wayne Clark Eller

Independence, VA

Wayne Clark Eller, 84, of Independence, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in the Galax Health and Rehab Center. He was born in Grayson County on Feb. 10, 1933, to William Walter and Lessie Mae Hash Eller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Mae...

Charles Ray Gore

Charles Ray Gore

Mouth of Wilson, VA

Charles Ray Gore, 92, of Mouth of Wilson, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at his home. He was born March 9, 1925, in Mouth of Wilson, to Wayne Gore and Maggie Poe Gore. Besides his parents, he was preceded  in death by his wife, Joline Cox Gore. Survivors include daughter and...

Trent Henderson

Trent Henderson

Thomasville, NC

Trent Henderson, 85, of Thomasville, N.C., died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington, N.C.  He was born in Montgomery County to the late Frank and Ida Turman Henderson.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Rainey Bishop...

John Michael “Mikey” Johnson

John Michael “Mikey” Johnson

Hillsville, VA

John Michael "Mikey" Johnson, 49, of Hillsville, beloved son of Gus and Mary Johnson, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.  Mickey was born at the Naval Hospital on the Marine Corps Base, Camp LeJeune, N.C., on March 5, 1968.  Mikey informed everyone that he was a Marine and a...

Claude Allen King

Claude Allen King

Galax, VA

Claude Allen King, 90, of Galax, died at Twin County Regional Hospital on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. He was born in Carroll County on Oct. 17, 1927, to the late Davis and Lizzie Mae Lawson King. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Goad...

Roberta Ann “Bobbi” Mathieu

Roberta Ann “Bobbi” Mathieu

Galax, VA

Roberta Ann "Bobbi" Mathieu, 78, of Galax, passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C. She was born July 13, 1939, in Hanover, N.H., to the late Edward Charles and Josephine Roberta Bailey. Survivors include her husband, William Mathieu, of the...

Shirley Lorraine Bartlett Melton

Shirley Lorraine Bartlett Melton

Galax, VA

Shirley Lorraine Bartlett Melton, 86, of Galax, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at her home. She was born in Galax on July 13, 1931, to George Wash-ington and Katie Mae Thomas Bartlett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Warren Melton....

Alma Lee York Richardson

Alma Lee York Richardson

Galax, VA

Alma Lee York Richardson, of the Baywood community, went to be with Jesus on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. She was born in Grant, Va., on Feb. 7, 1920, to Dr. Charles L. and Stella Mae Irwin York. She was the youngest of five children. She grew up in the happy and lovely mountain...

Tony Louis Robinson

Tony Louis Robinson

Hillsville, VA

Tony Louis Robinson, 56, of Hillsville, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at his home. He was born in Galax to the late Olen Oscar and Sena Ethelene Edwards Robinson. Survivors include his wife, Lynette Robinson of the home; daughters, Lora Ellen Robinson and Kaylyn Nicole...

Alejandro Felipe Rodriguez

Alejandro Felipe Rodriguez

Fries, VA

Alejandro Felipe Rodriguez, 63, of Fries, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at his home. He was born on May 26, 1954, in Cuba to Sotero A. Rodriguez and Pascuala Gladys Hernandez Rodriguez. Survivors include his wife, Celia Marie Adams Rodriguez of Fries; daughters and...

November 29, 2017

Nancy Carol Beasley

Nancy Carol Beasley

Austinville, VA

Nancy Carol Beasley, 65, of Austinville, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at her home.  She was born in Fries to the late Charlie James and Mary Elizabeth Waller Anders.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dewel Dean Beasley. Survivors include...

Pearl Jenell Bowers

Pearl Jenell Bowers

Woodlawn, VA

Pearl Jenell Bowers, better known as Jenell, 75, of Woodlawn, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in the Twin County Regional Hospital. She was born Nov. 25, 1942, in Carroll County, to Howard Clifford and Lena Burnett Sharp. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...

James “Jimmy” Bobby Burcham

James “Jimmy” Bobby Burcham

Galax, VA

James "Jimmy" Bobby Burcham, 60, of Galax, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at his home.  He was born April 24, 1957, in Galax.  Survivors include his wife, Lynn Burcham of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Casey and Deana Burcham of Woodlawn; daughter and son-in-law, Jamie...

Mary Ila Goad Burnette

Mary Ila Goad Burnette

Fieldale, VA

Mary Ila Goad Burnette, 73, of Fieldale, Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at Sovah Health-Martinsville. She was born on Jan. 7, 1944, in Dugspur, Va., to the late Elder Everett C. Goad and Hassie Goad. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...

Robert Duane Hansen

Robert Duane Hansen

Fries, VA

Robert Duane Hansen, 78, of Fries, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in the Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center in Independence. He was born in Trenary, Mich., on Sept. 14, 1939, to Ralph and Genevieve Kelly Hansen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his...

Nina Myrtle Jennings

Nina Myrtle Jennings

Hillsville, VA

Nina Myrtle Jennings, 98, of Hillsville, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at her home.  She was born in Floyd County to the late Pete and Melda Marshall.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Jennings. Survivors include her children, Susan...

Ruby Irene Bryant Jones

Ruby Irene Bryant Jones

Galax, VA

Ruby Irene Bryant Jones, 85, of Galax, died Sunday Nov. 26, 2017, in the Waddell Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on Feb. 25, 1932, in Virginia to Pearlie Nathan and Trustie Mallie Barker Bryant. Survivors include her husband, Robert Jones of Galax; brothers and...

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