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Obituaries

  • Ruth Frances Krause, 79, of Galax

    GALAX -- Ruth Frances Krause, 79, of Galax, died Nov. 19, 2011 at Waddell Nursing & Rehab Center in Galax.
    She was born Jan. 16, 1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Joseph and Ruth Knobloch Rodriguez.
    She is survived by her life partner, Mary Specht of Galax; daughter, Carol Krause Lee of Connecticut; son, Charles Krause of New York; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren’ and one niece.
    Ruth’s request was to be cremated. There will be no services at this time.
    Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home in Galax.

  • Thurman M. Leonard, 88, of Galax

    GALAX -- Thurman M. Leonard, 88, of Galax, died Nov. 17, 2011 at Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax.
    He was born Nov. 20, 1922 in Grayson County to the late John and Mary Roberts Leonard.

  • Eldred Hiter Robinson Jr., 86, of Galax

    GALAX -- Eldred Hiter Robinson Jr., 86, of Galax, died Nov. 17, 2011.
    He was born in Norton to the late Eldred Sr. and Mary Robinson.
    He is survived by his wife, Jane Pitt Robinson; brother, Dr. Ralph Robinson of Boise, Idaho; and five children and their spouses, Grace and William H. King Jr. of Richmond, Eldred and Patricia Robinson III of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mary Jane and Gary Ballard of Galax, Douglas and Deborah Robinson of Galax, and John Robinson of Galax; nine grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; one nephew; and two nieces.

  • Roy Russell, 57, of Galax

    GALAX -- Roy Russell, 57, of Galax, died Nov. 25, 2011 at Golden Living Center – Blue Ridge in Galax.
    He was born Sept. 23, 1954 in Galax to the late Roscoe and Ruth Melton Russell.
    He is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie Russell of Galax, Connie and Bobby Lineberry of Woodlawn, Susan Simone of Woodlawn, Elizabeth Lineberry of Galax, Marie and Larry Evans of Ennice, N.C.; fiancée, Marlene Porterfield of Galax; one uncle; and several nieces and nephews.
    The family will hold a private service at a later date.

  • Moises Abel Serrano, 19, of Galax

    GALAX -- Moises Abel Serrano, 19, of Galax, died Nov. 20, 2011 in Carroll County. 
    He was born July 23, 1992 in Ecatepec De Morelos, Mexico to Jesus Serrano Vazquez and Maria Casimiro Fortino.
    Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Ana Serrano Casimiro of Mexico; and a brother, Jesus Casimiro of Galax.
    His funeral was held Nov. 25, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Galax with Pastor Ricky Alvarado officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date in Mexico. 
    Arrangements by Twin County Funerals in Galax.

  • Mary Ethel Melton Trent, 50, of Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE -- Mary Ethel Melton Trent, 50, of Hillsville, died Nov. 21,2011 at the Golden Living Center in Galax.
    She was born Dec. 25, 1960 in Galax to the late Roy and Elsie Dickerson Melton.
    She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Timmy and Angie Melton of Galax; two grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Laura and David Ousley of Hillsville, and Peggy and Tommy Wilmouth of Galax.

  • Betty Jane Turner, 75, of Fries

    FRIES -- Betty Jane Turner, 75, of Fries, died Nov. 18, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Galax.
    She was born Feb. 28, 1936 in Grayson County to the late Pierce and Hallie Waller Bass.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, William Turner.
    She is survived by a sister-in-law, Evelyn Williams; brothers-in-law, Doug Turner and Roy Barrett Jr., all of Fries.
    A graveside service was held Nov. 20, 2011 at the Providence Cemetery with the Rev. John Williams officiating.
    Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home in Galax.

  • Frank Claude Atwood, 91, of Sparta, N.C.

    SPARTA, N.C. -- Frank Claude Atwood, 91, of  Sparta, died Nov. 11, 2011 at his home.
    He was born April 14, 1920 in Alleghany County to the late Will and Ida Smith Atwood.

  • Ernest (Buster) Cox, 74, of Independence

    Ernest (Buster) Cox, 74, of Independence, died Nov. 12, 2011 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.
     He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Atkins Cox and second wife, Sarah Hamm Cox.

  • Robert Norman Dalton, 77, of Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE – Robert Norman Dalton, 77, of Hillsville, died Nov. 8, 2011.
    He was born Sept. 6, 1934 in Lancaster, Pa., to the late Norman and Ruby Martzall Dalton.
    He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Pilkins Dalton of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Diane Dalton; daughter, Robin Dalton of Boonville, N.C.; sister, Sharon Chewning of Hillsville; and four grandchildren.