John Arthur Fulton, age 72, of Spencer, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Johnny was born December 21, 1947 to the late Pearl Chandler Wyatt and James Franklin Fulton. Johnny worked in the textile industry until he retired. John is survived by his wife, Nancy Pruitt Hill; his children, Debbie Foley, John Fulton Jr. (Kristie), Wendy Patterson, Tammy Allen (Leslie), and Billy Hill; sisters, Betty Pruitt (Ray), Patricia Coward (Jerry) and Susan Gillispie; brother, Charles Fulton (Tammy); 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 17 nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sons, Gary Fulton and Steve Fulton; daughter, Donna Jones; sister, Jackie Earles; brother, Tony Fulton; and stepfather, Sam Wyatt. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Sheldon Baptist Church, 2486 Old US Hwy 29, Pelham, NC 27311. A visitation will be held one hour before the service. Brother Tim Anderson and Dale Herndon will be officiating. At other times, the family will be at the residence, 178 New Well Dr., Spencer, Va. Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net.
Mrs. Elaine Wilson Main, age 86, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, passed on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was born on September 21, 1933, in Stanleytown, Virginia, to the late Dock Wilson and Ethel Wigington Wilson. Mrs. Main was a loving wife to her husband and a wonderful mother to her children. In addition, she was a doting grandmother (Grammy) and great-grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and exemplified living her life with humility, compassion, and kindness. She is survived by her daughter, Diane M. Garriss of Fuquay-Varina; her son, Malcolm H. Main Jr. of Wilmington, N.C.; sister, Margarette W. Lindsey of Richmond; three grandchildren, Alexander Van Dyck, Todd Garriss, Katie Main; one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Garriss; and five nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Main was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Mac Main and brother, Everett Wilson. Graveside services will be conducted in Highland Burial Park at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that any donations be made to a charity of your choice. Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Main family.
Mrs. Sandra Taylor, age 65, of Dry Fork, Va., passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020, at SOVAH Health-Danville, Va. Mrs. Taylor was born on January 18, 1955, in Danville, Va, to the late Wallace Allen Jones and Mildred Ruth Burke Jones. She worked at Dan River Mills as a weaver and was a member of Faith Memorial Baptist Church. She was also the past president of VFW Ladies Auxillary, Post 647 and past president of the American Legion Ladies Auxillary, Post 1097. Mrs. Taylor is survived by her loving husband, Donald Taylor, of the home; children, Teresa Taylor Christian (Michael) and Andrea Taylor Saunders (Christopher); grandchildren, Karson Taylor, Drew McCarter, Hannah Christian, Taylor McCarter, Michael Christian III, Grant Saunders, Emerson Saunders, Emma Christian and Maisie Christian; also brothers, Johnnie Jones and Ricky Jones. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Swicegood Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be receiving friends at the home of her daughter, Andrea, 3445 Mt. Cross Rd., Danville, VA 24540. Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Taylor family.
Nancy Moore Edwards, age 91, of Mount Hermon Community, Va., went home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 3, 1928 in Danville Va., the last of nine children to the late Tonie Moore and the late Nannie Ola Moore. She was preceded in death by one brother, William Moore and five sisters, Janie Moore, Cornelia Harris, Beanie Mays, Gertrude Carter, and Evelyn Yeatts. Nancy was married for 70 years to Charles F. Edwards who survives her in assisted living at Runk and Pratt at Smith Mountain Lake. Nancy and her seven sisters and one brother grew up on a farm with their widowed mother, Granny Moore, who raised them to love the Lord and serve Him as members of Mount Hermon Baptist Church. Nancy served in many roles there church secretary, Sunday School and congregational pianist, soloist, choir member and director, and she assisted with the church plant of North Main Baptist Church. She retired from a long career with the City of Danville Plumbing Inspector's Office. She was a devoted friend to many. Her primary love always went to her immediate and extended family and church community. She served faithfully at Mt. Hermon throughout her life. Nancy had a calm spirit and a love of natural beauty. Throughout her life, she often was heard to say, "Didn't God make us a beautiful world!" Such was her observation right up to her death whenever she looked outside. In addition to her husband, Charles, Nancy is survived by two daughters, Alice E. Carty (Fitz) of Haymarket, Va., and Janet E. McCarter (Van) of Blue Ridge, Va.; and four grandchildren, Wendy Haymore Shields, Kimberly Carty, Brian Carty and Courtney Haymore Wisecarver; along with nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Eunice Oakes of Danville, Va. and Clem Sweet of Madison Heights, Va. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Mt Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke, Danville, Va. with the Rev. Don Davidson officiating. The family will receive friends an hour before the service from 10 until 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park. The family would like to thank the staff at Runk and Pratt who have so warmly embraced Nancy and Charles since October, 2019. Special thanks are also extended to the exceptional team at Carilion Roanoke Memorial, first on the 8th floor and then on the Palliative Care Unit. Their tenderness and compassion for Nancy and for the family made this journey just a bit easier as they focused on her comfort and our celebration of a life well lived filled with love and contentment. After the services, the family will gather at the home of Margaret Hardy, 2721 Golf Club Rd, Danville, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Mount Herman Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.