Galax Gazette Obituaries

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June 8, 2018

Estelle Gordon Akers

Estelle Gordon Akers

Galax, VA

Estelle Gordon Akers, 96, of Galax, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at his home. He was born on Sept. 21, 1921, to Gems and Nancy Ann Jane Guynn Akers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Mae Bullins Akers. Survivors include his daughters...

Sylvia Rebecca Ayers

Sylvia Rebecca Ayers

Hillsville, VA

Sylvia Rebecca Ayers, 88, of Hillsville, Va., passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C.  She was born in Patrick County, Va., on Sept. 22, 1929, to the late Robert and Susie Collins Ayers.  Sylvia was retired from DuPont...

Joseph Clyde Burnette

Joseph Clyde Burnette

Woodlawn, VA

Joseph Clyde Burnette, 82, of Woodlawn, died Sunday, June 3, 2018, at his home.  He was born in Carroll County to the late David Roscoe and Lelia Elizabeth Thompson Burnette.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Kay Anders...

Linda Mae “Pat” Cottrell

Linda Mae “Pat” Cottrell

Galax, VA

Linda Mae "Pat" Cottrell, 70, of Galax, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at her home. Pat was born in Galax, Va., on July 2, 1947, to Ralph Everett and Lilly Mae McMillan Kyle. She was preceded in death by her mother. Survivors include her father, Everett Kyle of Galax; a daughter,...

Philip Roy Forrest

Philip Roy Forrest

Galax, VA

Philip Roy Forrest, 79, died Monday, May 28, 2018, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C. He was born in Davie County, N.C., March 25, 1939, to the late Clarence Franklin and Sadie Mae Barneycastle Forrest. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Joy...

Michael Darin Hudson

Michael Darin Hudson

Independence, VA

Michael Darin Hudson, 49, of Independence, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Fries. He was born March 7, 1968, at Sparta, N.C. to Joe Hudson and Rosetta Holdaway Hudson. Survivors include son and spouse, Michael Anthony and Meagan Marie Hudson of Speedwell; mother, Rosette Smith...

Robert Elmer Jones

Robert Elmer Jones

Galax, VA

Robert Elmer Jones, better known as Jr. Jones, 85, of Galax, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in the Twin County Regional Hospital. He was born in Carroll County on Oct. 23, 1932, to Elmer Clay and Lottie Mae Robinson Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by...

Melvin Ray Vaughn

Melvin Ray Vaughn

Austinville, VA

Melvin Ray Vaughn, 79, of Austinville, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, with his wife and family by his side.  He was born on Nov. 26, 1938, in Virginia to the late Daniel and Susan Webb Vaughn.  Survivors include his wife, Juanita, of the home; his daughter and son-in-law, Donna...

Alma Lucille Martin Wilson

Alma Lucille Martin Wilson

Galax, VA

Alma Lucille Martin Wilson, 93, of Galax, died Friday, June 1, 2018, in the Galax Health and Rehab Center. She was born on Aug. 4, 1924, in Galax, to Lonnie and Ora Thompson Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earlie Wilson. Survivors...

May 31, 2018

Ann Whitaker Bishop

Ann Whitaker Bishop

Rocky Mount, NC

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Ann Whitaker Bishop, 80, entered Heaven on Saturday, May 26, 2018. She was born in Nash County, N.C., on Dec. 11, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Robert Wiley Whitaker and Catherine O'Brien Whitaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James...

Tex Junior Brown

Tex Junior Brown

Hillsville, VA

Tex Junior Brown, 77, of Hillsville, died Tuesday May 22, 2018, in Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. He was born Jan. 9, 1941, in Woodlawn, to the late Elmer Gleaves Brown and Golda Katherine Lundy Brown. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Hale Brown of the home;...

James Eddie Crotts

James Eddie Crotts

Woodlawn, VA

James Eddie Crotts, 88, of Woodlawn, died Monday, May 21, 2018, at his home. He was born in Carroll County on Nov. 24, 1929, to Eddie and Martha Sumner Crotts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Pauline Edwards Crotts. Survivors include...

Polly Farmer

Polly Farmer

Hillsville, VA

Polly Farmer, who lived at 152 Airport Road in Hillsville, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Commonwealth Senior Living in Hillsville, Va., at the age of 89, following a series of short illnesses, with family and friends at her side. She will be buried next to her...

Melton Matthew Hamby

Melton Matthew Hamby

Galax, VA

Melton Matthew Hamby, 79, of Galax, Va., passed away Sunday in the Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center. Hamby was born on Sept. 22, 1938, in Surry County, N.C., to Gaither and Ida Morris Hamby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Blevins...

Betty L. Haynes

Betty L. Haynes

Fancy Gap, VA

Betty L. Haynes, 87, of Fancy Gap, Va., passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Haynes; and her parents, Hassell and Dessie Dalton Martin. Survivors include her two sons and...

Crilda Lee Jones

Crilda Lee Jones

Galax, VA

Crilda Lee Jones, 79, of Galax, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the Galax Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Carroll County on April 23, 1939, to Lee and Annie Adkins Eastridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas McKinley...

Kenneth Lee Lewis

Kenneth Lee Lewis

Laurel Fork, VA

Kenneth Lee Lewis, 79, of Laurel Fork, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was born Sept. 9, 1938, in Rhodell, W.Va., to the late James Graham Lewis and Hattie Mae Caudell. Survivors include his wife, Brenda G. Semones-Lewis of the home; daughter,...

Dr. Van Buren McCarter

Dr. Van Buren McCarter

Galax, VA

Dr. Van Buren McCarter, 96, of Galax, died Monday in the Waddell Nursing and Rehab Center. Dr. McCarter was born on July 11, 1921, in Grayson County, to Bryan and Kate Killinger McCarter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Giersch...

Ralph Neal Morris

Ralph Neal Morris

Galax, VA

Ralph Neal Morris, 84, of Galax, died Sunday, May 27, 2018, in the Waddell Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born on May 30, 1933, in Virginia to Jessie Ralph and Elsie Todd Morris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Davis Morris. Survivors...

Kathryn Nolen

Kathryn Nolen

Fancy Gap, VA

Kathryn Nolen, 61, of Fancy Gap, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  She was born Oct. 4, 1956, to the late Leonard and Icy Hawks Vass.  Nolen had a life-long career as a registered nurse, was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a faithful Christ-follower.  Left to...

Edwin Gayle Osborne

Edwin Gayle Osborne

Hillsville, VA

Edwin Gayle Osborne, 86, of Hillsville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C.  He was born in Richlands to the late Columbus Guy Osborne and Zenna Bell Phipps Newberry.  Survivors include his wife, Geneva B. Osborne of the home; daughters,...

Susan Park Reavis

Susan Park Reavis

Fancy Gap, VA

Susan Park Reavis, 72, of Fancy Gap, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Reavis; and parents, Bud and Virginia Elgin Park. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas P. and...

Robert Dean Smith

Robert Dean Smith

Indpependence, VA

On May 9, 2018, Robert Dean Smith peacefully passed away surrounded by his family.   He was 87 years young and born in Pasadena, Calif., to the late Marion Coulter and Allen Clyde Smith.   He was married to the love of his life, Nancy B. Smith for 63 years until her death in...

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