The Honorable Senator Ulysses Currie, of Forestville, Md., departed this life on Friday, December 27, 2019 at his residence. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at The C.R.V. Memorial Chapel at Hairston Funeral Home from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. A graveside service with honors will follow at 2 p.m. at the Gravely Family Cemetery, 10 Daisy Lane, Martinsville, Va. Arrangements entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home, Martinsville, Va.
Katharine "Katrina" Thorington Flythe, 85 years old, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020. She was a native of Montgomery, Alabama. Katrina was predeceased by her parents, Admiral Alexander Clark Thorington and Katharine T. Thorington. She is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Chuck) Dupree of Portsmouth, Va., Margaret Philhower of Raleigh, N.C., and son, Sutton (Cameron) Flythe of Raleigh, N.C. Katrina has five wonderful grandchildren, Alex Philhower, Lindsay and Cole Dykes, Simon, Wyatt and Banks Flythe. Katrina was a graduate of Mary Baldwin College and taught school for a brief period of time. Her passion was playing bridge, with her friends and bridge club. She was a sustainer in the Charity League, Wednesday Book Club, Garden Study Club. The celebration for Katrina will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Christ Episcopal Church, 311 E Church St, Martinsville, Va., and following the service the reception will be at the Parish House. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ Episcopal Church.
William "Bill" Sterling Hill, left earthside on Monday, January 6, 2020. He was born September 26, 1962 in Miami, Fla. to the late Billy Sterling Hill and Eleanor Julia Hill, who survives. Bill attended Trinity Worship Center. He enjoyed all types of sports especially playing disc golf with his neighbor, John, and bowling with family. He loved going to the beach and relaxing. His dogs and cats were very special to him. He was a devoted and loving father. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. He is survived by a son, Harold "Seth" (Brittany) Hill; a daughter, Madelyn "Scottie" Hill and partner, Colin Wiebe; mother, Eleanor J. Hill; a brother, Jonathan "Johnny" (Kimberley) Hill; Bill's lady friend, Nancy Murdock; a special neighbor, Amy Ray; the mother of his children, Diane Hill; many nieces and nephews as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Sterling Hill; maternal grandparents, Manuel and Arcadia Quinones; and paternal grandparents, Iva and Bedford Woodard. The celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Trinity Worship Center. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI.ORG.
James Ray "Jim" Ingram, 73, of Martinsville, Va., passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. He was born March 14, 1946, in San Diego, Calif., to the late Dorothy France Ingram and William Ingram. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother. Jim served in the United States Air Force as part of the military police. After leaving the military, he held several sales positions prior to training in construction. He then ran his own business for many years in the community named Acoustical Ceiling & Drywall. He was also a treasured member of Woodland Heights Free Will Baptist Church. James Ingram was always a beloved father and husband, however, his family is most appreciative of the time after Jim gave his life to the Lord. He had shown a light into their life and helped guide them to a life of faith. Their only hope is that people know Jim has entered the gates of heaven and is waiting to meet all of his family and friends there. He is survived by his wife, Nora E. Ingram; children, Jessica Ingram, Maryalicia Roppolo (Christopher), Derrick Ingram (Brittany), Brian Ingram (Alice), Scott Ingram, and Derrik Riggs (Devon); brother, Jack Ingram; grandchildren, Dylan Johnson and Brittney Ingram; great-grandchildren, Charleigh Adair-Johnson, April Mullen, and Jacob Ingram. He is also survived by the family dog, Daisy and multiple granddogs. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Woodland Heights Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Stanley Waddell officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will follow the service at Roselawn Abbey. Memorial donations may be made to Woodland Heights Free Will Baptist Church, 1995 Old Chatham Rd., Martinsville, VA 24112. Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, Va. is serving the Ingram family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.