New River Depot Va, September 10, 1920 - Mrs. Clara Stone Abell, widow of the late Jno. D. Abell, died at her home here last night at 9:15 o'clock of stomach trouble having been in declining health for several months. The deceased was in her 70th year. She leaves one sister and an adopted daughter, Mrs. L.M. Cratty of Bluefield. Burial will be at Christiansburg tomorrow, Saturday.
Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Erna F. Adkins of Chesapeake City died Wednesday, February 20, 2002 from natural causes at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 77.
Mr. Adkins was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division in World War II, when he distinguished himself in four campaigns: Normandy, the Rhineland, the Ardennes and Central Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Distinguished Unit Badge, the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four bronze battle stars and a bronze service arrowhead and the French Croix de Guerre.
He worked for 20 years as an electrician for Thiokol Chemical Corp. in Elkton, Md., retiring in 1979.
Mr. Adkins also played minor-league baseball briefly, as well as semi-pro baseball and fast-pitch softball with numerous industrial teams.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Annie McGuire Adkins; two sons, Ernie Lynn Adkins of Durham, N.C. and Gary Crowder of Springfield, Va.; a daughter, Brenda Steller of Smyrna; two brothers, Robert Lowell Adkins of Lucasville, Ohio and Eugene Adkins of McDermott, Ohio; two sisters, Estalene Phipps of Lucasville and Phyllis Collell of Westerville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Landon and Bessie Adkins; two sons, Ernie Wayne Adkins and Neal Adkins; a brother, Earl Adkins; and two sisters, Vonnie Schinkle and Stella Foster.
Services were held Feb. 23 at Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Homes, Middletown.
Burial was in Radford, Va.
Sunday, May 07, 2000
West View Cemetery in Radford
AGEE, Fleetwood, 81, of Radford, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2000 at his
home. He was born in Roanoke and grew up in Christiansburg. He was retired
from Radford Community Hospital in administration with 38 years of service.
He was an active member of Carter Street United Methodist Church, a veteran
of WW II, having served in the United States Army Air Force, and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Vera Pugh Agee;
two daughters and son-in-law, Bonnie Agee and John R. Millard of Salem, and Beverly Agee Singleton of Radford; two grandsons, Eric Rush Millard, Ryan Agee Millard of Salem; one brother, Jack M. Agee of Roanoke. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Carter Street
United Methodist Church in Radford with the Rev. Terri Gregory officiating.
Interment will follow in West View Cemetery in Radford. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Carter St. United Methodist Church or Carilion New River Valley Hospice. The family will
receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.
Friday, June 07, 2002
AGEE, WILLIE ROSCOE, age 85, beloved husband, father and papaw of Christiansburg departed this world and went to serve our Lord and Savior in his kingdom on Friday, June 7, 2002. Born in Franklin County to the late Sara Catherine and Floyd Sefus Agee he was also preceded in death by Roy and Margie Agee, Zora Adams, Ruie and Raymond Poff and Eddie Bonham. Roscoe was retried from Burlington Mills after 38 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-six years, Ruby Agee; his children and their spouses, who loved him dearly, Ruth Ann and Larry Akers, McCoy, VA, Peggy and Mark Winters, Billy and Donna Agee all of Christiansburg and Bobby Agee of the home, who helped take care of his daddy. Roscoe is survived by seven precious grandchildren, who were the joy of his life, Justin and Nicholas Akers, Travis, Kristen and Corey Winters and Dustin and Brandon Agee; brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd and Nancy Agee, Bent Mountain, Andrew and Gladys Agee, Christiansburg; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby and Walt Dyer, Doris and Jimmy Hawley all of Roanoke, Madeline Bonham, Midway Park, NC, Frances and Charles Lewis, Newbern, NC, Ora and Herman Guthrie, Salem, VA. a brother-in-law, Kenneth Adams, Christiansburg and numerous nieces and
nephews. Funeral services will be 11 am Monday, June 10, at the Christiansburg Pentecostal Holiness Church conducted by Rev. Dallas Bennett, Jr., Rev. Richard Kingrea and Rev. Mike Reynolds with interment to follow in Sunset Cemetery. The body will be placed in the Christiansburg Pentecostal Holiness Church Sunday afternoon where friends may call anytime after 3 PM. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Sunday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Horne Funeral Service.
Sunday, June 15, 2003
Highland Memory Gardens
Robert Carl Akers, Sr. age 66 of Pulaski passed away Sunday at the Pulaski Community Hospital. He was a member of the Fairlawn Church of God, and was a retired service technician. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Reba Caldwell Akers, and a son, Brian Keith Akers. Survivors include his wife, Anna S. Akers of Pulaski, two daughters, Donna Meredith of Pulaski, and Kathy Taylor of Blacksburg; a son, Robert C. Akers, Jr. of Pulaski; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Ernest Caldwell of Roanoke; and a sister, Mary Sue McDaniel of Dublin. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fairlawn Church of God with the Rev. Joe Strazzire officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin, where members of VFW Post #776 will conduct military graveside rites. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairlawn Church of God. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.
Monday, December 11, 2000
Sunrise Burial Park, Radford
AKERS, Elizabeth Tice, 88, of Belspring, passed away Monday, December 11,
2000 at New River Valley Medical Center. She was a member of Belspring
Presbyterian Church and preceded in death by her husband, Graton W. Akers.
Survivors include on sister, Mary T. McClaugherty of Belspring; one
sister-in-law, Claudine Tice, Belspring; three nephews, David A. Tice of
Wisconsin, John Tice, Blacksburg, and A.W. McClaugherty of Radford; one
niece, Cindy White, of Dublin; and seven great-nephews and one great-niece.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the
Belspring Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joe McCoy officiating. Interment
will follow in Sunrise Burial Park, Radford. The family will receive friends
from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.
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Monday, November 27, 2000
Highland Memory Gardens
AKERS, Ida Beatrice Rigney, 97, of Draper, passed away Monday, November 27,
2000. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin,
Va. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.
Friday, June 16, 2000
Saturday, February 25, 1922
AKERS, Lora Elizabeth Smith, (Toots), 78, of Blacksburg, died Friday, June
16, 2000 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was born in Montgomery County
on February 25, 1922. She was preceded in death by her father Ira Nelson;
and her husband, Frank William Akers. She is survived by her mother, Oretha
Alls Smith, Salem; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosemary and Ronnie
Ratcliff, Christiansburg, Terri and Darrell McGuire, Elliston; two sons and
daughters-in-law, Gary and Debbie Akers, Salem, Todd and Donna Akers,
Elliston; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six sisters and
brothers-in-law, Freda and Donald Spears, Salem, Betty Jo and Chapman,
Salem, Hallie and Merle Graham, Christiansburg, Earnestine Gillespie,
Christiansburg, Janice and Radar Vader, Blacksburg, Billie Sue and Eddie
Thorton, Richmond; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis and Wilma Smith,
Catawba, Nelson and Phyllis Smith, Bradshaw, T. H. Jack and Catherine Smith,
Roanoke, Doug and Ginger Smith, Elliston. Funeral services will be conducted
Monday, June 19, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. James Fain officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery,
Blacksburg. The family will receive friends form 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening
at the McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. The family would like to express
their appreciation to Dr. Jordan Fleishhacker for all the care he had given
Thursday, January 30, 2003
Thursday, June 14, 1906
AKERS, Nannie Mae Dalton, 96, of the Pulaski Health Care Center and formerly of Draper, went to join her Lord and her loved ones waiting for her in her heavenly home Thursday, January 30, 2003, in the Pulaski Community Hospital. Born June 14, 1906, in Pulaski County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Martin Isaac Dalton and Minnie Whitt Dalton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Akers; two sons, Richard Robert Akers, Donald Lee Akers; eight sisters, Caroline Reynolds, Edna Branscome, Emmalee Padgett, Ellen Rorrer, Opal White, Faye Phillips, Notie Quesenberry, and a twin sister, Mallie D. Gregory; one brother, Colney Dalton. She leaves to cherish her memory four daughters and sons-in-law, Aileen A. and Everett Roop of Coatesville, Pa., Louise A. and Clyde Chinault of Dublin, Doris A. and Jerry Jones of Max Meadows, Judith Ann A. and Lewis Williams of Draper; sons and daughters-in-law, Henry Allen and Jean G. Akers of Eutawville, S.C., Curtis Duane and Dorothy B. Akers of Barren Springs, Violet T. Akers of Draper; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Bessie Branscome of Pulaski, Mrs. Hazel D. Covey of Dublin, Mrs. Berton Davis of Pulaski. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, 2 p.m., at Bower Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Larry Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Thornspring Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. The family will be meeting at the home of her daughter, Louise Chinault, 5618 Thornspring Church Road, Dublin. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, is handling the arrangements.
Monday, February 03, 2003
Monday, April 15, 1918
AKERS, Sarah Lorena Hagee, 84, of Pulaski, died Monday, February 3, 2003. She was born in Pulaski County on April 15, 1918 and she was the daughter of the late C. T. and Carrie Hagee. She was also preceded in death by her husband Cecil Akers, a son Richard Akers, brothers Earl and John Hagee, sisters Ruby Sadler, Ozella Novel and Leona Whitt. Surviving are two daughters and spouses, Mary and Albert Trivisonno, Pulaski, Linda and Paul Hall, Pulaski; three grandchildren, Pam Surber, Nathan Hall, Susan Dalton; four great-grandchildren, Jason Surber, Lauren Kenley, Ashley Dalton and Nicole Dalton; three great-great-grandchildren, Austin, Isaac and Gavin; three sisters, Ethel Buchanan, Ruth Humphrey, Frances Hopkins; and sisters-in-law, Mary Hagee and Louise Hagee. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jerry Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Thornspring Cemetery, Pulaski County. Visiting will be Thursday evening from the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.
Wednesday, January 12, 2000
Thursday, August 26, 1937
Donald Lee AKERS, 62, of 4303 Akers Rd., Draper died Wednesday
afternoon, Jan. 12, 2000 at his home. He was born in Pulaski on Aug. 26,
1937, and was the son of the late John Robert AKERS. He was also preceded in
death by a brother, Robert Richard AKERS. He was a retired employee from
R.A.A.P., Radford. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during
the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Pulaski Moose Lodge #2087.
Surviving are his wife, Violet T. AKERS of Draper; a daughter, Becky JOHNSON of Raleigh, N.C.; two sons, Scott AKERS of Raleigh, N.C., and John AKERS of Dublin; one grandchild, Latara JOHNSON of Raleigh, N.C.; his mother, Nanny Dalton AKERS of Pulaski; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Aileen and Everett ROOP of Coatsville, Pa., Louise and Clyde CHINAULT of Dublin, Doris MABE of Draper, Ann and Lewis WILLIAMS of Draper; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry Allen and Jean AKERS of Eautaville, S.C., Duane and
Dorothy AKERS of Barren Springs; a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Stevens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gordon Shinn officiating. Burial will follow in Thornspring Cemetery, Pulaski County. Visiting will be Thursday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 - 9 p.m.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski.
Friday, December 20, 2002
AKERS, Orville Edward, Jr., (Doc), 61, of Dublin, passed away Friday, December 20, 2002. He was retired chief mechanic at Old Colony Box, Co., with 29 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Tallant Akers, of Dublin; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Angie Akers, of Radford; a
daughter, Missy McNabb, of Pulaski; grandchildren, Kelsey and T. J. Akers, of Radford, Travis Akers, of Draper and Jamie Rigney, of Pulaski; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles W. Akers, of Dublin, Carol K. Akers, of Snowville, Wayne and Sharon Akers, of Christiansburg, Randy and Debbie Akers, of Waynesboro, and Ronnie and Beth Akers, of Christiansburg; a sister
and brother-in-law, Sandy and Bobby Wainwright, of Dublin; stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Roy A. Hoover, of Radford, John Hoover, of Radford,
and Bobby and Angie Hoover, of Dublin; step-grandson, Alan E. Hoover, of Christiansburg; a multitude of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins,
friends and acquaintances. Private services to be held at a later undetermined date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made in the form of contributions to the Gentle Shepherd Hospice, P.O. Box
3754, Radford, Va. 24141 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454,
Atlanta, Ga. 30368. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday
at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.
Saturday, January 06, 2001
AKERS, Greenberry, 69, of Floyd, passed away Saturday night, January 6, 2001
at his home. Surviving are three brothers, Noah and Rosie Akers, Russell Akers and Henry Akers, all of Floyd; three sisters, Mary Alice Akers of Hillsville, Robetene Clemons of Floyd and Linda Duncan of Christiansburg; a