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Obituaries

  • Ronnie Dean Cline, 51

    Ronnie Dean Cline, 51, of Pilot Mountain, N.C., died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in the Northern Hospital of Surry County.
    He was born May 11, 1959, in Sparta, N.C., to Herman M. and Brenda Joyce Gardner Cline.
    Survivors include his father; his wife, Debbie Cline of Pilot Mountain, N.C.; sons, Derek Matthew Cline of Cary, N.C., and Bronson Ross Cline of Pilot Mountain, N.C.; sisters, Connie Sue Anderson and Bonnie Lou Brannock, both of Mount Airy, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and special life-long brother and friend, Bill Jones and wife Carol.

  • Gleaves “Gooch” Howard Harmon Jr., 82

    Gleaves “Gooch” Howard Harmon Jr., 82, of Woodlawn, Va., died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at his home.
    He was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Carroll County to Gleaves Howard and Birdie Farmer Harmon.

  • Myrtle Haga Bennett , 101

    Myrtle Haga Bennett, a loving mother and grandmother, 101, of Fries, Va., passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at Waddell Nursing Home in Galax, Va.
    She was born Sept. 21, 1909, in Smith County, Va., to the late Ira and Kate Haga.
    Mrs. Bennett was a long-time member of Fries United Methodist Church. She loved to have visits from her family, friends and neighbors.
    In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Bennett.

  • Faye Davis Roberts, 73

    Faye Davis Roberts, 73, of Fries, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C.
    She was born in Carroll County to the late Garnet M. Davis and Nellie Bilbrey Davis on Aug. 10, 1937.

  • Mary Ellen Thawley Wingate, 86

    Mary Ellen Thawley Wingate, 86, of Glade Valley, N.C., died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at her residence.
    She was the widow of Garnett S. Wingate.
    She was born Oct. 8, 1924, at Carbondale, Pa., to Milton and Phoebe Maddox Thawley.

  • Willard Roy Vaughan, 71

    Willard Roy Vaughan, 71, of Fries, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
    He was born May 23, 1939, in Grayson County to Cecil and Mamie Funk Vaughan.

  • Thelma Mae Spicer, 89

    Thelma Mae Spicer, 89, of Glade Valley, N.C., died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at her home.
    She was born Nov. 21, 1921, at Fries to Chap and Sena Bobbitt Spicer.
    Survivors include daughter and spouse, Georgia and Kenneth Billings of Glade Valley, N.C.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister and spouse, Opal and Harold Robinson of Galax; several nieces and nephews; and a special caregiver.

  • Clara Sue Bedwell Richardson, 85

    Clara Sue Bedwell Richardson, 85, of Salem and formerly of Martinsville, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, in Salem.
    She was born in Comers Rock (Grayson County) on July 2, 1925, to John Samuel Bedwell an Lettie Sutherland Bedwell.
    She was the widow of Donald Wade Richardson.
    Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Richardson Smith of Roanoke and Paige Richardson Mawdsley of Somerset; two sons, Larry Donald Richardson of Hardy and John W. Richardson of Roanoke; and five grandchildren.

  • William Charles (Bill) Mayberry, 54

    William Charles (Bill) Mayberry, 54 of Galax, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Wythe County Community Hospital.  
    He was born in Galax to the late John Thomas and Alberta Farmer Mayberry.  
    Survivors include his wife, Connie D. Mayberry of the home; daughters and son-in-law, Brenda and Gary Parks of Fancy Gap, Nicole Mayberry of  Galax and Jennifer Byrd of Cana; sons, Kenneth Byrd of Independence and James Byrd of Galax; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Thomas Carico of Fancy Gap; brother, Wayne Mayberry of Hudson, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

  • William “Bill” Clarence Manning, 76

    William “Bill” Clarence Manning, 76, of Woodlawn died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at his home.  
    He was born July 7, 1934, to the late Rose M. and Lawrence D. Manning.