Ranie Vivian Underwood

May 23, 1923July 19, 2021
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Mrs. Ranie “Vivian” Frith Underwood, age 98 of Collinsville, Virginia passed away at her residence on July 19, 2021 surrounded by her children. Vivian was born on May 23, 1923 in Franklin County to the late Charlie Herbert Frith and the late Ranie Ada Ingram Frith. She was also predeceded in death by her husband, James Warren Underwood, a daughter, Jeanette, three brothers, Larnie, Buren and Morris Frith, a great-great grandson, Colton Hancock. She was a long time member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Her father Charlie was a farmer and a saw miller. After she and James were married, they moved to Bassett. He worked forty years at JD Bassett and she worked at Bassett-Walker. Vivian moved to Collinsville after James’ death. Recently the family celebrated her 98 birthday. We will miss you “Mama Wood”- Go With God. Mrs. Underwood is survived by her son, Jimmy Underwood (Peggy), two daughters, Janice Shepard (Steve), Joyce Hancock (Randy). Also surviving are her grandchildren, Carter Underwood (Tiffani), Jenifer Setliff, Justin Hancock(Robin), Leanne Hancock Scott (Troy), Brian Shepard (Ellen), Kevin Shepard (Yoora), Brennan Shepard (Diane), great grandchildren, Daniel Setliff, Finley and Camille Underwood, Benjamin and William Shepard, Avery and Mason Hancock and Joshua Shepard, great-great grandson, Brantley Setliff, three sisters, Avis Sinclair, Betty Jones and Gladys Lynch and one brother, Buford Frith (Mary).

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday, July 22, 2021 from Collins Funeral Home Chapel, 30 Riverside Hwy, Bassett, Virginia. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 12:00 -1:00 PM at the funeral home.

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Collins Funeral Home at Bassett, Virginia is respectfully serving the Underwood Family.


  • Charlie Herbert Frith, Father (deceased)
  • Ranie Ada Ingram Frith, Mother (deceased)
  • James Warren Underwood, Husband (deceased)
  • Jeanette Underwood, Daughter (deceased)
  • Larnie Frith, Brother (deceased)
  • Buren Frith, Brother (deceased)
  • Morris Frith, Brother (deceased)
  • Colton Hancock, Great-great grandson (deceased)
  • Jimmy Underwood (Peggy), Son
  • Janice Shepard (Steve), Daughter
  • Joyce Hancock (Randy), Daughter
  • Carter Underwood (Tiffani), Grandson
  • Jenifer Setliff, Granddaughter
  • Justin Hancock (Robin), Grandson
  • Leanne Hancock Scott (Troy), Granddaughter
  • Brian Shepard (Ellen), Grandson
  • Kevin Shepard (Yoora), Grandson
  • Brennan Shepard (Diane), Grandson
  • Daniel Setliff, Great Grandson
  • Finley Underwood, Great Grandson
  • Canille Underwood, Great Grandaughter
  • Benjamin Shepard, Great Grandson
  • William Shepard, Great Grandson
  • Avery Hancock, Great Grandaughter
  • Mason Hancock, Great Grandson
  • Joshua Shepard, Great Grandson
  • Brantley Setliff, Great-great grandson
  • Avis Sinclair, Sister
  • Betty Jones, Sister
  • Gladys Lynch, Sister
  • Buford Frith (Mary), Brother

  • Carter Underwood, Active
  • Daniel Setliff, Active
  • Justin Hancock, Active
  • Brian Shepard, Active
  • Kevin Shepard, Active
  • Brennan Shepard, Active


  • Visitation at Collins Funeral Home

    Thursday, July 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service at Collins Funeral Home

    Thursday, July 22, 2021


Ranie Vivian Underwood

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Jim & Dotty Joyce

July 23, 2021

Dear Jim and Peggy and Family,

We were saddened to hear of your loss of your mom and have kept all of you in our thoughts and prayers. You were very blessed to have her for so long for you to love and enjoy.
With love and prayers,
Jim & Dotty

Robyn Robertson Bridges

July 22, 2021

Jimmy- Peggy and Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Please cherish the memories you have and know that those memories will always be with you.

Janet Cassady Patterson

July 22, 2021

Sorry for your loss! Prayers and sympathy to her family!

Darlene Earles

July 21, 2021

Jimmy, Joyce
No words can express how much you miss your Mom but you have all the wonderful times and memories together. I am so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Mary Lou Yeatts

July 21, 2021

What a beautiful life lived! Vivian was always smiling and loved her sweet family more than life. I loved visiting with her and she always made you feel welcome and like family. May God bless you at this time but know that she’s in Heaven and smiling down on each of you. Sending love and prayers.

Pat Owens

July 20, 2021

Today, floods of precious childhood memories of my time spent with Aunt Vivian, Uncle James, Jimmy, Janice, Jeanette and Joyce when on vacation in Va. have brought a mixture of smiles and tears. I loved the front porch swing in Bassett and the noise of the train behind the home. I remember a soft spoken Aunt taking care of her family after a long work day. Always a smile and gentle hug shared with us when she came in and was ready to start dinner. A loving wife gently reminding Uncle James, to be careful when teasing us to not scare us, using her soft southern lady’s voice just saying “Jaammes”. The tears we all shared as we said goodbye to Jeanette and later Uncle James. Now the tears as we say goodbye to her. Heaven has called home a very special Angel! May God’s comfort and peace help us her family and friends through the days ahead. Love you all! ❤️🙏🏻

Sharlene Hancock

July 20, 2021

So sorry for your loss.

Paul & Jennifer Barker

July 20, 2021

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Although we didn't know her personally we are sure she was a wonderful woman to have a Son that is so friendly, kind, and caring of others as you are.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
The Barkers
From Chalet High

Jane and David Burley

July 20, 2021

Dear Jim and Peggy,
We offer our deepest condolences for the loss of your dear mom and mother in law. We will keep your family in our prayers.
David and Jane Burley