Clyde Lawson, 89, of Bassett, was born on January 24, 1930 to Clarice Pearl Marin and Ike Lawson in Patrick County, Va. and died at home on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Frank Albert, Martin Ike "Junior"; and his sisters, Beulah Grace Bateman and Bessie Mae Lawson. Clyde is survived by his wife, Lois Jean Wray Lawson, having been married for 62 years with four surviving children, Debra Jean Lawson Rognstad (Robert), Cal Jeffrey Lawson (Terri), Robert Akers Lawson (Kimberly) and Alan Patrick Lawson (Jojo). He also has five surviving grandchildren, Haley and Ryan Rognstad, Alexandra, Parker and Logan Lawson. Clyde led an active life graduating from Bassett High (1948), National Business College and was a Corporal in the 3rd Armored Division of the United States Army. Clyde worked for 43 years with Bassett Furniture Industries as an Assistant Vice President over the Production Department and Transportation Service. He was very active in the community as President of the Bassett Country Club, President of the American Legion of Bassett, President of the Bassett Kiwanis Club, served on the Board of the Directors for the American Manufacturers Association, a Charter member of the Bassett area Jaycees, active member and Deacon of the Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church, Bassett High School Athletic Club, served on various committees of the Bassett Golf Association and many other various local area committee projects. Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019 with the service to follow at 2 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Roselawn Burial Park with the Rev. Susan Spangenberg officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church, P.O. Box 507, Bassett, VA 24055. The family would like to thank Amedisys Home Care for all the care and kindness shown to Clyde. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bassettfuneralservice.com. Bassett Funeral home is serving the Lawson family.
Minister Korey Ramon Scales, 43, of Axton, Virginia, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Carillon Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 17, 1976 and is the son of Vester and Anita Dodson Scales. He was the grandson of the late James Herman and Novella Redd Dodson and the late Elder Levi and Lillie Ann Scales. Minister Scales was a member of Shiloh Way of the Cross Church of Christ where he was a bus driver, a musician and a lead singer. He was a graduate of Fieldale Collinsville High School Class of '94 and employed an Operations Coordinator/Driver Advocate with Cardinal Logistics, Rocky Mount, Va. In addition to his parents, Minister Korey is survived by his wife, Melanie Williams Scales; sons, Kolton James Scales and Mason Winston Scales, all of the home; goddaughter, Kennedy Blake Farris of Martinsville, Va.; a brother, Gerald E. Scales of Martinsville, Va.; a sister, Yolunda R. Scales of Eden, N.C.; a niece, Jessica L. Scales of Eden, N.C.; two nephews, Ethan and Israel Hairston (sons of Elder Christopher and Keevie Hairston) of Vinton, Va.; grandparent, Viola Turner of Axton, Va; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and the Shiloh Way of the Cross Church family. Celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Shiloh Way of the Cross Church of Christ at 12 p.m. with his pastor and uncle, Bishop Earley Dillard officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Viewing will also be at the church from 2 until 6 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019. Visitation is at the home from 11 a.m until 8 p.m. Interment will be at Carver Memorial Gardens.
Sarah Cecelia Ferguson Taylor, 78, of Ridgeway, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The funeral will be on Monday, December 23, 2019, at 12 p.m., at Wright Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Murphy Dodson Cemetery. Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net