Deward Eugene Massey, 84, of Hillsville, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Heritage Hall Laurel Meadows Nursing Home. Mr. Massey was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Massey; parents, Jess and Pearl Alderman Massey; and half-brothers, Reed Willard and Calvin Willard.
Survivors include his children and spouses, Lola and Wayne Horton of Hillsville, Kay and Ernie Burcham of Woodlawn, Wanda and David Nester of Laurel Fork, and Joan and Eddie Griffin of Woolwine; grandchildren, LeAnn Ratcliff, Darren Nester, Kevin Turman, Michael Griffin, and Sarah Griffin; great grandchildren, Jonathan Ratcliff, Jaiden Ratcliff, Dillon Nester, Devan Nester, Lane Turman, and Lacie Turman; siblings and spouses, Olene Nester of Laurel Fork, Iola and Pete Hubbard of Meadows of Dan, and David and Lou Massey of Bassett; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Massey retired from Hennis Freigh Lines, Spector RedBall and was a farmer.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel with Rev. J.C. Willard officiating. Burial will follow in the Plasters Cemetery in Vesta, Virginia. Military Rites will be conducted by the Hillsville V.F.W. Post 1115. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. A guestbook is available online by visiting www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.