Hazel Koger Joyce passed away on May 23, 2020, five days before her 89th birthday. She was born in Henry County, Virginia, to the late Demus Koger and the late O'Neal Tuggle Koger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Joyce; her brother, Monroe Koger,; and her sister, Dollie Bryant. She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Turner (Ron) of Conway, S.C..; her son, Jody Joyce (Sandra) of Ft Mill, S.C..; four grandsons, Jim Turner (Amy), Jason Turner, AJ Joyce, and Joshua Joyce; and two great-grands, Alexandra Turner and Jacob Turner. She loved life and it loved her back. She loved God and He loved her back. She found joy in loving her family and keeping up with them. She loved trees and flowers and many people enjoyed the fruit of her green thumb. Her warm smile and loving personality will be missed by all who knew her. There is a saying she liked and tried to live by.....Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. That's what she would want us to do. Because of COVID 19 restrictions a floating visitation with no more than 10 people in the funeral home at a time will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 3 until 5 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 30 Riverside Drive, Bassett, Virginia. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Blackberry Baptist Church Cemetery, 3241 Stones Dairy Road, Bassett, Va. Memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 730 E. Church Street, Suite 13, Martinsville, VA 24112, or First Baptist Church Collinsville, 3339 Virginia Avenue, Collinsville, Va. Arrangements are by Collins Funeral Home, Bassett, Va. To express condolences online, please visit www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com.
Robert Franklin "Bobby" Smith, 86, of Stoneville, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at the Hospice Home of Rockingham County. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Boone & Cooke, Inc. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Adam Hughes and the Rev. Brett Gardner officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Roselawn Burial Park in Martinsville, Va. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Boone & Cooke, Inc. Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Mr. Smith will be available for viewing after 3 pm on Wednesday. Bobby was born in Stokes County on September 9, 1933, a son of James Clayton Smith and Emma Gray Smith, both deceased. He was a retired truck driver with West Window Corp. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His friends and family thought of him as one of the kindest men they ever met and was never too busy for a story and a cup of coffee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Homie Smith, Herman Smith, Wade Smith and Sue Smith. Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Ruth Smith of the home; his sons, Robert Dale Smith and wife, Angel, of Stoneville, and Curtis Lee Smith and wife, Cheryl, of Greensboro; his siblings, Dean Smith of Ridgeway, Va., Cleo Smith and wife, Betsy, of Lubbock, Texas; his grandchildren, Chris Smith and wife, Elizabeth, Sheree Bailey and husband, Wayne, Matthew Lin Smith, Alex Smith and fiancée, April, and Danny Smith; his great-grandchildren, Aubree Bailey, Ainsley Smith, Braylon Bailey and Kellin Smith, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Stoneville Pentecostal Holiness Church, P.O. Box 84, Stoneville, NC 27048 or to Matthews Chapel United Methodist Church, 241 Smith Road, Stoneville, NC 27048.
Ruby Smith Matherly, 85, of Martinsville, Va., passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020, at her home. She was born on December 24, 1934, in Franklin County, Va., to the late Callie Mae Haskins Smith and John Samuel Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Myrtle Robertson and brother, Burton Smith. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Jimmy Matherly of the home; daughter, Teresa Carolyn Haynes (Randy) of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sister, Emma Jane Grogan (Thomas) of Collinsville, Va.; and brothers, Carroll Smith (Janet) and Cecil Smith, both of Martinsville, Va. Mrs. Matherly was a member of Fuller Memorial Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel with Pastor Fred Hardin officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12 until 1 p.m. Burial will be held at Roselawn Burial Park. Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, Va., is serving the Matherly family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.