GLEAVES, Belisa Charles died May 19, 1953

WYTHEVILLE, May 19 (1953) – Miss Belisa Gleaves died tonight in a local hospital.


  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. J. R. Rich of Cleveland, O., Mrs. E. G. Robinson and Miss Alice M. Gleaves of Wytheville.


  Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the home, with interment in East End Cemetery.





Funeral Services For Miss Belisa Gleaves


  Funeral services for Miss Belisa Gleaves, who died last Tuesday in a Wytheville hospital were held at the Gleaves home on South Fourth Avenue Thursday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Warren J. Conrad.  Interment was in the family square in the East End cemetery.


  Miss Gleaves was a daughter of the late Dr. C. W. Gleaves and Mrs. Laura Keene Gleaves and had resided in Wytheville all of her life with the exception of eight years spent in Dallas, Texas.  She held a position in the First National Farmers Bank for a number of years before moving to Texas.


  In recent years, Miss Gleaves had made a business of her hobby, wood work, and had her own shop on West Union Street where she manufactured toys under the trade name of “Peggy’s Products,” making a specialty of refinishing furniture.  She was especially fond of animals and her shop was a regular stopping place for stray dogs and cats where they were sure to get kind treatment and food.


  The deceased is survived by three sisters, Mrs. J. R. Rich, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. E. G. Robinson and Miss Alice Gleaves, Wytheville.


  Pallbearers were: W. C. Thomas, Robert Eley Johnson, Garland Poston, J. W. Hutton, C. L. Fraley, Heber Lindamood, G. S. Topham and Rolfe M. Miller.