Mrs. Hazel Niblett "Jenny" Kidd, 74, of Martinsville, Va., departed this life peacefully at her home, on Wednesday, December 25, 2019. She was born in Martinsville, Va., on December 20, 1945, to the late Lucious W. Niblett and the late Lucy Bowles Niblett. Hazel was a faithful member of Mount Olive United Holy Church, and graduated from G.W. Carver High School, class of 1964. She was a receptionist at Hairston Funeral Home. In addition to her parents, Hazel was preceded in death by one son, Calvin O'Neal Kidd, and one brother, Jesse W. Niblett. Hazel leaves to cherish her memory, her loving and devoted husband, James A. Kidd; one son, James William Kidd; one daughter, Gloria Kidd (Elder Alan) Preston; two grandchildren, Demetrius Kidd and Alan Michael Preston; two great-grandchildren, Damya Kidd and Kamari Hairston, all of Martinsville; two sisters, Dorothy Niblett Kidd and Beverly (Frank) Jennings, all of Martinsville, Va.; and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services, on Monday, December 30, 2019, and other times at her home, 568 Halfway Road, Martinsville, Va. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, December 30, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at Refuge Temple Ministries. Dr. Roer Morrison, Eulogist. Interment will be held at Carver Memorial Gardens, Martinsville, Va. Arrangements are entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home, Martinsville, Va.
Merle Allen "Nane" Spencer, age 63, of Bassett, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019, at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Martinsville on March 26, 1956, to the late Winfred Eugene Spencer and Elizabeth "Betty" Ridinger Spencer Willard of Bassett. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Wayne "Marty" Spencer. He had been a land surveyor with Henry County PSA for 30 years before retiring. He had served in the U.S. Army. He graduated from G.W. Carver High School, Class of 1974. He was an avid fisherman and had coached girls softball and basketball. He is survived by in addition to his mother, stepfather, Lee Roy Willard; his wife, Linda Spencer of the home; his daughters, Alana Spencer and Kelli Spencer; sisters, Sandra S. Fulcher (S.T.) and Donna S. Hancock (Kenny); his twin brother, Michael Eugene "Nub" Spencer (Carla); a granddaughter, Anala Spencer,; three nieces; three nephews; and other family members and many friends. His service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Wright Funeral Service with the Rev. David Gaylor and the Rev. David Westmoreland officiating the service. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 29, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the chapel of Wright Funeral Service and at other times at the home of Betty Willard, 252 Starcrest Ave, Bassett. Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net.