DRY FORK, Va. Eva Holley Stowe, age 91, of Dry Fork, entered into rest on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Riverside Health Care Center in Danville. She was born on July 22, 1928, in Pittsylvania County, the daughter of the late Beverly M. Holley Sr. and the late Madie Powell Holley. She was married to the late Raymond Lee Stowe. She was a member of Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church and a lifelong member of the Dry Fork community. She retired from Dan River Mills and was a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by a son, Michael Stowe and his wife, Teresa; two grandchildren, Daniel M. Stowe and his wife, Frances, and Jonathan T. Stowe and his wife, Donna; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Beverly M. Holley Jr., Randy E. Holley, George R. Holley, Everett L. Holley, Willard F. Holley, Henry Holley, and James R. Holley; and a sister, Dorothy H. Haden. Graveside services will be conducted at Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery on Friday December 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at Scott Funeral Home on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 7 until 8 p.m. The family requests no visitation at the home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Dry Fork Volunteer Fire Department, 4860 Dry Fork Rd. Dry Fork, VA 24549. Scott Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Chatham is serving the Stowe family. scottfuneralhomechatham.com.
Judy Carswell Pruitt, 84, formerly of Golf Club Rd., Danville, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Sovah Health. Judy was born in Greenville, N.C., on September 25, 1935, daughter of the late Tom Carswell and Thelma Chitwood Carswell. She spent most of her life in the Danville area where she was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking and loved to entertain her family and friends. She was member of Grace Design United Methodist Church. On March 25, 1955, she married William Joseph "Joe" Pruitt, who died on January 27, 1987. In addition to her parents and husband, a sister, Sandra C. Walker and brother, Tommy Carswell, predeceased her. Survivors include daughter, Cindy Aherron (William Jr.) of Providence, N.C.; granddaughter, Tennille McDowell (Vernon); great-grandson, Kolton McDowell; step granddaughter, Emilee Poteat; step great-granddaughters, Scarlet and Nora; special niece, Lisa Walker; special friend, Howard Truitt; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, December 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel with the Rev. Adrian Moore and the Rev. John Gentry officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times will be at the residence of her daughter, 1812 Park Springs Road, Providence, N.C. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorial donations be made to Pittsylvania Pet Center, 11880 US HWY 29, Chatham, VA 24531. Online condolences at www.wrenn-yeatts.com. Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel is respectfully serving the family.
ROXBORO Irma "Nanny" Pruitt Strader, 83, of Roxboro, died on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Robert Archie Gibbs and Jennie Mae Collins Gibbs. She was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Pruitt and twelve siblings. Nanny's pride and joy and the love of her life was her grandson, Austin. She loved everyone, especially all the customers at The Open Kettle, she never met a stranger. Nanny attended Providence Baptist Church. Surviving are her daughter, Cookie Pruitt of Roxboro; sister, Geraldine Anderson (Wade) of Elon; two grandchildren, Tina Dixon (Danny) of Roxboro, and Danny Davis Jr. (Tammy) of Danville, Va.; and four great-grandchildren, Austin Dixon, Parker Davis, Hannah Davis and Jessica Davis. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Brooks & White Chapel with the Rev. Dennis McDonald officiating. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Reidlawn Cemetery, 1530 Barnes St., Reidsville, NC 27320. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10 until 11 a.m. and other times the family will receive friends and family at her home. Pallbearers will be Austin Dixon, Danny Dixon, Ethan Anderson, James Anderson, Wade Anderson, Robert Staton, Danny Davis, Jr. and Parker Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Table of Knowledge at The Open Kettle. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.
Rudolph Horatio Reid Sr., 78, departed this life on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at his residence in Richmond, Virginia. He was born on May 27, 1941, in Kingston Jamaica, West Indies. He was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Altamont Reid. He was married to Johnsie Howerton Reid, who survives. He was a member Spring Creek Baptist Church, in Moseley, Va., and a member of the Brothers in Christ Men's Choirs. He was a United States Army Veteran, and was employed by Grumman Aerospace Company. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Monica Reid-Watson and Lorna Benloss (Stephen); his son, Rudolph Jr. (Lori), six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two sisters, four brothers, two aunts, three brothers-in-law, five sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Friday, December 6, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. from Spring Creek Baptist Church in Moseley, Va., by the Rev. Dr. Kenneth D. Cooper. Interment with Military rites will follow in the Virginia Veteran Cemetery in Amelia. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of service at the church. Howerton Funeral Home of Chatham, VA is assisting the Reid and Howerton family.