Obituaries

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Obituaries

John Robert Estes, 60, of Ridgeway, died Thursday. Wright Funeral Service is in charge.

James Fountain, 71, of Martinsville, died Monday. Wright Funeral Service is in charge.

Joseph Raymond Herrera, III, 26, of Axton, died Tuesday. Wright Funeral Service is in charge.

Ruth Ann Smith Koger, 94, of Martinsville, died Sunday, June 28. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Carver Memorial Gardens. At other times the family will receive friends at the residence of her daughter, Verna Zapata. Public viewing will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily thru Tuesday. Collins Funeral Home at Bassett is in charge.

Belle Elam Lynskey, 105, of Martinsville, died Monday. Norris Funeral Service is in charge.

Hassell Lee O’Dell, 83, of Ridgeway, Va., died Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway. He will lie in repose on Sunday until 6 p.m. Fair Funeral Home is in charge.

Alan Lee Penn, 69, formerly of Martinsville, died Saturday, July 4. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Home in Mechanicsville, Va.

Infant Emberly Joy Reffett, of Collinsville, died Wednesday. She was born on February 25 to Justin and Casey Tunnell Reffett. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by the funeral at 6 p.m. at Bassett Funeral Service.

Polly Davis Robertson, 81, of Axton, died Tuesday. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, at Norris Funeral Service, Martinsville Chapel. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the family residence at 2695 Mountain Valley Road, Axton.

Merton E. Ruddy, 87, of Martinsville, died April 22. There will be a celebration of life ceremony in the future. The burial will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. with full military rites. Norris Funeral Service is in charge.

Eugene D. Williams, 84, of Roosevelt, N.Y., formerly of Martinsville, died Tuesday. Carl C. Burnette Funeral Home in Hempstead, N.Y., is in charge.

John Lewis Wyatt Jr., 82, of Ridgeway, Va., died Thursday. McKee-Stone Funeral Home is in charge.