Delories Ann Farmer Ireland, 61, of Martinsville, Virginia, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019. She was born on December 30, 1957, in Martinsville, to the late Kenneth and Elizabeth Bates Farmer. She was a hard worker, loved her family, and her Jack Russell, "Pheobe". In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Ireland; and brother, Curtis Farmer. Ms. Ireland is survived by her daughter, Mary Jo Miller; son, Joseph Nelson (Lori); sisters, Helen Moss (John, Jr.), and Lorene Koger (William); grandchildren, Kimberley Nelson, and Ethan Miller; and stepmother, Doris Farmer. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019, at 4:30 p.m., at Wright Funeral Service Chapel, with the Reverend Elwood Gallimore officiating. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will be private. Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net.
Teddy Doyle Martin Sr., 57, of Bassett, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Teddy is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Dr. Susan Denise Martin, DNP; sons, Teddy Doyle Martin II, Landon Christian Martin, and Parker Jordan Martin; daughters, Taylor MaKenzie Martin and Olivia Nicole Martin; brothers, Eddie Gunter (Patsy) of Patrick Springs, Alton Jerome Martin and Eldon Vaughn Martin both of North Carolina; step-father Richard Setliff of Bassett; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Teddy was born on June 22,1962, in Martinsville to the late Palmer James Martin and the late Iris Hodge Setliff. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his brothers, Ricky Dean Martin and James Lonnie Martin; and his sister, Brenda Kay Riggins. Teddy was retired from Fieldcrest Cannon, where he served as Mill Chairman. He loved giving back to his community. He was a proud and devoted father of five who was active in our school system. He diligently gardened in memory of his sister Brenda and carried on her legacy with the Brenda's Butterflies and Memorial Blood Drives. He loyally followed his Baltimore Orioles, Indianapolis Colts, and Virginia Cavaliers. He was a proud do-it-yourself craftsman and grillmaster. His greatest joy was taking care of his family and others. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Fair Haven Fellowship, 75 Rabbit Ridge Rd, Rocky Mount, Va. where a celebration of life service will be conducted beginning at 3 p.m. with Pastors Randy Sawyers and Richard Setliff officiating. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bassettfuneralservice.com. Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett is serving the Martin Family.
Minister Korey Ramon Scales, 43, of Axton, Virginia, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019, at Carillon Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Melanie Scales; two sons, Kolton and Mason Scales; one brother, Gerald Scales; one sister, Yolunda Scales; god daughter, Kennedy Farris; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Shiloh Way of the Cross Church of the Apostolic Doctrine at 12 noon. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019, and at the home from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Interment will be held at Carver Memorial Gardens with Bishop Early Dillard, Pastor officiating.
Mr. Stacy Taylor, age 84, of Collinsville, Va., passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, after a brief illness. Mr. Taylor was born on August 20, 1935 in Henry County, Va. He was a son of the late Milton Taylor and the late Nettie Whitlock Taylor. He was predeceased by his wife, Georgia Faye Shockley Taylor and a granddaughter, Stacie Suzanne Arrington. He was employed by American Furniture Company for 27 years and Richardson Motor Company for 12 years. He was a member of Hill Memorial Baptist Church. Mr. Taylor is survived a daughter, Brenda Taylor Woods and her husband, Jim and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Hill Memorial Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Mayo Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service from 12 to 1 p.m. Online condolences at www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com. Collins Funeral Home at Bassett, Va. is respectfully serving the Taylor Family.
Teresa Hairston White, 66, of Martinsville, Virginia, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019, at her residence. She was born June 7, 1953, in Detroit Michigan to Rosie Hairston Hairston, and the late John Henry Hairston. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight White; and brother, Keith Hairston. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Keith Hairston; sisters, Sandra Hairston, and Audrey Hairston; brother, Terry Hairston; five grandchildren; two aunts; nieces, nephews and a host of cousins. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Church of The Living God, in Stuart, Virginia, with Bishop Bergie Penn officiating. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will be private. Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net.