STOOTS, Mary Alderman

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Mary Alderman Stoots, 96, of Wheatland Hills Retirement Center, Radford, Va., formerly of Austinville, passed away Friday, January 20, 2006.

She was born October 18, 1909 in Carroll County, daughter of the late Churchwell and Laura Ellen Worrell Alderman. She was an elementary school teacher, member of Austinville Baptist Church and member of Evansham Chapter # 97 Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe B. Stoots; son, Ronald G. Stoots; daughter, Mary Jo Wikle; grandsons, Steven E. Wikle, James G. Stoots; three sisters, Anne, Ita, Carrie; brother, Churchwell , Jr.

She is survived by five grandchildren and spouses, David and Leslie Wikle of Dublin, Lynn and Bill Earles of Dublin, Jo Carol Wikle of Big Stone Gap, Patty and Phillip Baker of Dublin, Lea Ann and Keith McCarty of Meggett, S.C.; eleven great-grandchildren David,Chad, Whitney, Joey, Lauren, Steven, Conor, India, Meredith, James, Campbell; one great-great-grandson, Andrew; one sister Kate Monday of Mt. Airy, N.C.; one niece Barbara Bass; three nephews Wayne, Tommy Worrell and Bill Alderman.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Dublin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Rowland and the Rev. Bobby McFall officiating. Entombment will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Dublin.

The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 6 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Dublin United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 577, Dublin, Va. 24084 or Pulaski Daily Bread, Pulaski, Va. Reese Funeral Home, Austinville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.