will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Fayetteville with Dr. Gerry G. Davis officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 121 Lofton Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28311. Services entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville., Make a memorial contribution
Florence H. Anthony NEWPORT NEWS - Florence Harding Anthony, 87, died Aug. 12, 2009. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon in New Grafton Baptist Church. Fisher Funeral Home, Effingham St., Portsmouth, is in charge.
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Maurry V. Baker Sr. SUFFOLK - Maurry Vernon Baker Sr., 74, died Aug. 16, 2009. A funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. in Rising St. James PHC. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.
Ball Virginia Irene "Rennie" Ball, 58, died Saturday, Aug. 15, in Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Doris (Surber) Keesee, and her brother, Allen Keesee. She was a dedicated OB nurse for 20 plus years at Smyth County Community Hospital. Survivors include a sister, Sharon and Robert McNew of Saltville; two special nieces, Jennifer and husband, Ben Chapman, and Christy Hall; great-niece, Haley Hall; great-nephew, Bradin Hall; Jean Blevins, Penny Blevins, and Lucy Henderson, cousins; a host of friends; and special friend, Billy Joe Reece of Chilhowie. Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home. The family received friends Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at D.R. Henderson Funeral Home prior to the service. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Elizabeth Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ben Chapman, Gordon Blevins, Rybe Henderson, Logan Henderson, David Henderson, and Bobby Mabe. Online condolences may be sent to drhendersonfuneral
Robert Catlett Barbour, Robert Catlett Barbour, husband of Mae Barbour of Earlysville, Virginia, departed this life on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at his home in Earlysville., Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2009, in the chapel of J. F. Bell Funeral Home, 108 6th Street NW, Charlottesville, Virginia. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens Cemetery., J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements .,
Ruby Hutton Barron Ruby Hutton Barron entered the Church Triumphant on August 10,2009, three weeks before her 95th birthday. She was born in Abingdon, Virginia, the daughter of Francis Beattie Hutton and Ruby Clark Hutton. Her sister and four brothers pre-deceased her. In 1938, two years after graduating from Agnes Scott College, she married Narciso Gonzales Barron of Columbia, South Carolina. Their life together spanned his chaplaincy in the U. S. Army in World War II and pastorates in St. Matthews and Clio, South Carolina, Gainesville, Atlanta, and Americus, Georgia; and Eufaula, Alabama, where they chose to retire. A lifelong Presbyterian, she was an Elder, Clerk of Session, and Honorary Life Member of Presbyterian Women. Among her chief loves were family, friends, the Presbyterian Church, Agnes Scott College, her native Virginia and every other place she ever lived, and her piano. In Eufaula, she was a member of the Christ Child Circle, the Pierian Club, and the Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include her sister-in-law: Margaret Barron; her children: Francis Hutton Barron (Sibylee); William Rowan Barron (Eleanor); Lucie Barron Eggleston (Robert); and Sarah Barron LaBadie; Grandchildren: Andrew Clark Barron (Karen O'Mansky); William Janssen Barron (Shea); James Hutton Barron (Jane); Laura Barron Ryan (Stephen); Richard Hutton Barron (Maureen); Margaret Barron Christian (John); Walter James Barron (Katy); and James Lloyd LaBadie; 13 great-grandchildren: Alden, Avery, Sophie, Libby, Henry, Lane, Rae, Billy,and Ruby Barron; Ezra O'Mansky; Jim Ryan; and Gill and Kate Christian. The Committal will be at 10 A.M., CDT, Friday, August 14, 2009, at Fairview Cemetery Addition in Eufaula, Alabama. Memorial services will follow at 11 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church of Eufaula. The family will greet friends at the church after the service. Chapman Funeral Home of Eufaula will be in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Randolph Ave., Eufaula, AL 36027; Agnes Scott College, Office of Development, 141 E. College, Decatur, GA 30030; the N. G. Barron Scholarship or the Ruby H. Barron Scholarship at Columbia Theological Seminary, P. O. Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031.
BELL, Alice Emmeline Binns, 91, formerly of Richmond, Va., passed peacefully into her life with Christ on Friday, August 14, 2009. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, Edwin L. Bell Sr.; and two of her beloved children, David L. Bell, in 1979, and Edwin L. Bell Jr., in 2005. She is survived by her two devoted daughters, Carolyn B. Bradley and Marian B. Nuckolls. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Margaret B. Merkel. Other survivors include her dearly loved son-in-law, W. Scott Bradley; her adored grandchildren, Will Nuckolls and his wife, Sara, Allison Bradley, Ken Bradley, Tegan Cox, Shannon Flowers; and three great grandchildren, Logan Cox, David Nuckolls, and Abelana Seward; as well as her son, Edwin Jr's cherished widow, Beverley Bell; and extended family members and her many friends. Alice touched all who knew her with her graciousness, loving kindness and lively sense of humor, and will be deeply missed and remembered by those who shared so many special moments with her. A service celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2009, in the Chapel of Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, 2300 Dumbarton Rd., Richmond, Va., 23228, where Alice served and worshiped our God for over 59 years. There will be a time to meet with the family immediately following the service in the church's parlor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church.
BERGER, Samuel N., 88, passed away Monday, August 17, 2009, at the Stratford Hall skilled nursing unit. He lived half the year in Tucson, Arizona, and half the year in Mechanicsville, Virginia, with his wife, Emily Purcell Berger. He served in the United States Army during World War II, disarming bombs and land mines. He retired from the Internal Revenue Service in the late 1970s and had many years to fulfill his passion for world travel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Berger; and his first wife, Gertrude Berger. He is survived by his wife, Emily; his two children, David Berger and Susan Wallach; and his grandson, Aaron Wallach. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 21, 2009, at the Cool Spring Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, the and the Cool Spring Baptist Church.
Shane W. Blair SUFFOLK - Shane Wilson Blair, 18, a student at King's Fork High School, died Aug. 16, 2009. He was a native of Suffolk, a member of Liberty Baptist Church and a good Christian boy. Shane was a member of the APA Nine Ball League and Buckhorn Hunt Club. He loved to hunt, fish and go four wheeling. Shane was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruth Ann Eure and Wanita and Earl Spivey. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Melissa and Louis Eure; father and stepmother, Terry and Earlene Blair, all of Suffolk; sisters and brothers, Sierra Ann Eure, Terry Dean Blair Jr., Louis Mehalko, Cherly Simpson, Brittany Ashby; grandparents, Doris and Dane Winningham, Ted and Sue Blair, Butch and Betty Eure; great-grandparents, Gerdie and Don Brooks of Indiana, Sam and Maxine Courtney of Arkansas, Lillian Winningham of Suffolk; aunts and uncles, April and Andy Klages, Tim and Dawn Eure, Curtis Eure, Rolinda and Chuck Pond, Jerry and Mary Winningham, David and Kim Winningham; great-aunts, Doreen Bell, Donna Welch, Mattie Jones, Janice Jones; great-uncle, John Courtney; girlfriend, "Missy" and numerous cousins. A funeral will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Liberty Baptist Church by Pastor David Blevins with burial in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Condolences may be registered at, Make a memorial contribution
Oliver Bohannon Sr. VIRGINIA BEACH - Oliver Lee "Bo" Bohannon Sr., 85, died Aug. 15, 2009. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Burial will follow at Colonial Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home., Make a memorial contribution
begins. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Autism Speaks, Alec's A Team, c/o Linda Boothe, 1313 Unity Lane, Moneta, Va. 24121. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel., Make a memorial contribution
Frank L. Bowles Dr. Frank L. Bowles, 87, of Draper died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Pulaski Health & Rehab Center in Pulaski. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m. at the Black Lick Cemetery with the Rev. Edward Schaack officiating. American Legion Post 229 will conduct graveside military rites. He was born March 27, 1922, in Mushegon, Mich., son of the late Mac George and Ione Gilness Bowles. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and was a demolition expert in the 506th Parachute Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division. After recovering from losing an eye in a training exercise in England, he participated in the battles and campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received the World War II Victory Ribbon, Croix de Guerre, Distinguished Unit Badge, European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon and Belgium Fouragere. He received an honorable discharge on Dec. 6, 1945. He earned his bachelor of science degree at Glenville State College in West Virginia, his master's degree at Marshall University in West Virginia and a doctorate of education at the University of Florida. He taught and coached at the secondary levels in West Virginia and Florida and served as Director of Special Education for the City of Austin, Texas, School District before accepting the position of chairman of the Special Education Department at Radford College in 1969. Upon his retirement, Radford University awarded him faculty emeritus status. His hobbies included golf and weaving. He was a 50-year member of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of the State of West Virginia with a 32nd Degree. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Carol, Claire and Ellen. Survivors include his wife, Barbara B. Bowles; a brother, John Bowles; two daughters, Kathy Bowles and Karen Bowles; a son, Mac Bowles; and two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Jason Bowles. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Black Lick Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary N. Cassell, 202 St. Luke's Road, Wytheville, VA 24382; or charity of choice. Stevens Funeral Home in Pulaski is in charge of the arrangements.
Ones Paris Briggs DENDRON - Deaconess Ones Paris Briggs, 86, died Aug. 15, 2009. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church Dendron. Poole's Funeral Home is in charge.
s 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna, Va., Make a memorial contribution
will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Heritage Hospice of Danville, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423 or Grace Presbyterian Church of Danville, 180 Bold Venture, Danville, KY 40422. H.D Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements., Make a memorial contribution
Alvin J. Callis PORTSMOUTH - Services for Alvin Joseph Callis will be held at 11 a.m. today in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel., Make a memorial contribution
CALLIS, Eloise Lambert, 60, of New Kent, passed away Monday, August 17, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawson and Brookie Lambert. She is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Carl Callis; son, Nathan Edward Mercer; three sisters, Mona West (Al), Iris Brumfield and Shirley Pack; one brother, Daniel Lambert. Eloise was a retired nurse from Westminster Canterbury. She was a member of Tsena-Commocko Baptist Church. She loved flowers and quilting. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 22, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231. Interment will be in Lincoln County, West Virginia, at the Lambert-Spry family cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Kent Volunteer Rescue Squad #2, P.O. Box 172, Quinton, Va. 23141.
CARR, Dr. Si Ellis, 69, of Reidsville, N.C. and Richmond, Va., husband of Harriet Davis Carr, died Thursday, August 13, 2009. Memorial services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2009, at Main St. United Methodist Church, Reidsville, N.C. The family will see friends 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, August 21, 2009, and following the memorial service at the residence. Online condolences may be sent to: www.cittyfh.com.
CARROLL, Reginald R. "Rocky" III, of Richmond, departed this life August 15, 2009. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy T. Carroll. He is survived by his father, Reginald R. Carroll Jr.; two sisters, Joyce Y. Carroll and Regina B. Carroll; one brother, Ronald L. "Ricky" Carroll (Marilyn); four aunts, Viola Tolbert, Evangeline Brooks, Ruthgenia Hill and Elizabeth Thornton; one great-aunt, Nancy Carroll Jackson; two nephews, DeVron and Royal Carroll; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Streets. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 20, 1 p.m. at Refuge Temple Assembly of Yahweh, 1st and Clay St. Bishop Milton J. Hunt, pastor, officiating. Interment in Maury Cemetery.
will be held Thursday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8100 Granby St., Norfolk. Condolences may be sent to the family at, Make a memorial contribution
CHAMBERS, Lula Mae, 76, passed away August 12, 2009, leaving behind a host of relatives and friends. Viewing 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (today) at Wilson & Associates', 5008 Nine Mile Rd., where services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Interment Roselawn Memory Gardens. www.wilsonafs.com
Mary A. Charnock TANGIER - Mary Adlene Charnock, 72, died Aug. 15, 2009. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Swain Memorial United Methodist Church. Williams Funeral Homes, Onancock-Parksley, is in charge.
CHEATHAM, Edith Murphy Varner, 92, died on August 16, 2009 at The Hermitage in Richmond, Virginia. She is survived by her three children, Mary Alice, Scott and Joy; six grand-children, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Edith was born April 14, 1917 in Bishops Head, Dorchester County, Maryland. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was full of love and purpose, and considered life's challenges to be adventures rather than burdens. Her life's work was being a partner in the Methodist ministry, serving alongside her first husband of 42 years, Rev. Lee Scott Varner. Together, they served congregations as he pastored churches throughout the Virginia Methodist Conference. In 1979, they moved to Vienna, Austria and served as missionaries there, establishing the first English Speaking United Methodist Church in Vienna with a strong international congregation. After Lee's death in 1980, Edith served as pastor for the Vienna English Speaking Church until 1981, when the new pastor arrived. She remained in Vienna for a time and then returned to live in Virginia. The Vienna Church they started has grown and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary (Information about the Vienna Church is available online at esumc.at). While in her eighties and living at The Hermitage (a Methodist retirement home) in Richmond, Virginia, Edith met and married her second husband, M. Deane Cheatham in 1999. They lived together at the Hermitage until his death in the spring of 2009. Edith's family is grateful for the loving care she and Deane received at The Hermitage in their final years. The family will receive friends Saturday, August 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 West Broad Street, Glen Allen, Virginia. A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, August 23, at 3 p.m. at Shady Grove United Methodist Church (a church served by the Varners in the 1940s) located near Short Pump at 4825 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, Virginia. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts in honor of Edith Varner may be made payable to ADVANCE GCFA, and designated for Advance #12001A, the English Speaking United Methodist Church in Vienna, Austria, and mailed to Advance GCFA, P.O. Box 9068, GPO, New York, N.Y. 10087-9068.
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CLAIBORNE, Jean Elizabeth, completed her earthly journey on August 16, 2009. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharnette; and son, Antoine; also her parents, Myrtle Kyle and William and Evelyn Day. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband of 51 years, Joseph B. Claiborne Sr., daughter, Cheryl C. Davis; three sons, Joseph B. Jr. (Movita), Jerry L. (Pamela), William D. (Sondra) Claiborne; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one grandson-in-law; one sister, Mae R. Jones; nine sisters-in-law, five brothers-in-law; a devoted niece, Ada Taylor; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held on Thursday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and where family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2009 in the March Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Linda Pearson officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.
s. Thornton Funeral Home, Parksley, is in charge.
Happy Birthday! J. Douglas Collins August 19, 1947 - August 27, 2005 I celebrate the life we had, to our boys, you were a wonderful dad. A better husband, I couldn't ask for, the years we had, I wish for more. So friends and family, on this special day, while remembering past times please say, "Happy Birthday, Doug" and send above with thoughtful wishes full of love., Make a memorial contribution
Sadie B. Copeland SUFFOLK - Sadie B. Copeland, 79, of the 1900 block of Copeland Road, died Aug. 16, 2009, in Autumn Care of Suffolk. Born in Suffolk, she was a business owner and a member of Pentecostals of Suffolk. Survivors include her husband, Ocie Copeland; one daughter, Vernice Hudgins (Alexander) of Suffolk; one son, Lonzia Copeland (Valorie) of Greenville, Miss.; six sisters, Minnie Holley, Edna Skeeter, Queenie Kindred (Bishop John H.), all of Suffolk, Betty Stevenson (David) of Carrollton, Va., Margaret Boone of Chesapeake, Gloria Deloatch of Portsmouth; two brothers, Thomas Copeland (Rita) of Franklinton, N.C., David Copeland of Williton, Calif.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one aunt, Rosa Lee Watford of Brooklyn, N.Y.; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and sister-in-law, Inez Copeland. A funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Mausolem, Suffolk, with Bishop William Hall presiding. Viewing will begin Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The family will be at Fisher Funeral Home, 1520 Effingham St., from 6 to 7 p.m., and at the residence, 2007 Regency Drive, Suffolk, at 1:30 p.m. Friday., Make a memorial contribution
Donald E. "Buddy" Crigger, Sr. Donald E. "Buddy" Crigger, Sr., age 70 of North Tazewell, VA, was called home by Jesus on Wed., Aug. 12, 2009 surrounded by loved ones at his home. Born Oct. 11, 1938 in Tazewell, VA, he was a son of the late Maude and Glenn Whitt and the late Roy Lee and Freda Crigger. He was a retired mechanic from Don Crigger Repair Service at North Tazewell, VA. Mr. Crigger was a US Army Veteran and member of the Moose Lodge #198 in Tazewell, VA. Mr. Crigger enjoyed fishing, working and helping people. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Roberts, and one brother, Willis Crigger. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Sparks Crigger; one son, Donald Edward Crigger, Jr. and wife, Debbie, of Tazewell, VA; two daughters, Phyllis Crigger Blankenship and husband, Nelson "Butch" Blankenship, Christine Crigger Kiser, all of Tazewell, VA; 13 grandchildren, Tiffany Crigger Smeltzer and husband, Joey, Brandi Varnadore and husband, Joseph, Virginia Crigger and fiancÂ?, Chris Thurston, Kayla Thacker and husband, Shawn, Christopher Crigger, Dustin Cox, Chelsea Cox, Brett Blankenship, Samantha Kiser, Ethan Kiser, Gareth Billips and wife, Beth, Jason Billips, and Brad Billips; five great grandchildren, Johnathan, Kyndall Raelie, Devon, Andrew, and Elaina; three sisters, Lorna Blevins and her husband, Stephen, Marshelle Crigger and Sissy Crigger; three brothers, Larry Whitt and his wife, Billie, of North Tazewell, VA, Roy Lee and Randy Crigger; several nieces and nephews; and his long time fishing buddy, Doug Sanders. Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sat., Aug. 15, 2009, at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, VA, with the Rev. Freddy Powers officiating. Burial followed at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA. Pallbearers were Jack Graham, Harvey Nunley, David Ball, Gary Ball, Walter Barrett, and David Morrison. Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence "Popcorn" Shepherd, Doug Sanders, and Steve Frederick. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Fri., Aug. 14, 2009.
Randolph, Fulton Critzer, Randolph Fulton Critzer, 67, died suddenly at his home in Fort Valley, Georgia, on Sunday, August 16, 2009., Mr. Critzer was a retired Master Sargeant in the United States Air Force, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam, a former air traffic control specialist at Robbins Air Force Base and member of Lizella Masonic Lodge #663. He loved to fly; that's when he was happiest., He was born in Ivy, a son of the late Frank F. Critzer and Mary Smith Critzer. He was also preceded in death by his brother, William Donald Critzer; a sister, June Critzer Paxton; and a very special niece, Sharon Paxton Holiday., "Ronnie" is survived by his wife, Jolyn Rebecca Snyder Critzer; his son, Randy Fulton Critzer Jr. and his wife, Yulia of Omaha, Nebraska; two grandsons; his sisters, Lavern C. McCauley, Barbara C. McMullen and her husband, Frank; and one brother, Curtis F. Critzer and his wife, Jackie, of Roanoke; many nieces and nephews., A memorial service is being planned for a later date in Virginia.,
Aug 19, 2009 The funeral for D.T. Crews, 90, formerly of Cascade, who died Aug. 15, 2009, was held Tuesday at Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Phillip Woods officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park with military honors by the Martinsville-Henry County Veterans Honor Guard. Flag presentation was by the Military Funeral Honors Detachment of Roanoke. Pallbearers were Thomas Spencer, David Kipfinger, Harry Holland, James Spencer, Joe Patterson, Keith Hudson and Lee Fain.
Grace L. Davis UNION SPRINGS, Ala. - Grace Lee Byrum Davis, 94, died Aug. 17, 2009. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Parr Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk, Va.
Billie Jean Davis Mrs. Billie Jean Davis, age 51, of Buchanan County, VA, passed away Sun., Aug. 9, 2009 at a Tazewell, VA, hospital. Born at Richlands, VA, she was the daughter of Loretta Vance Taber. She was preceded in death by her step father, Warren A. Taber, and maternal grandparents, Laudy and Gladys Vance. She attended Victory Baptist Church. Mrs. Davis is survived, in addition to her mother, by her husband, John Douglas Davis; two step sons, Brad Davis and Steven Davis; three brothers, Yancy Taber, Kelly Taber and wife, Sharon, and Toby Taber, and wife, Theresa; one sister, Connie Lester and companion, Alvin Rose; brothers-in-law, Jack Davis, Guy Davis and Arlen Cook; sister-in-law, Joan Boyd; step grandchildren, Allen Davis, Evie Davis and Myra Davis. Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Jean Davis were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wed., Aug. 12, 2009 at the Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel at Keen Mountain, VA with Rev. Larry Ratliff officiating. Burial followed in the Greenhills Memory Gardens Cemetery at Claypool Hill, VA. Pallbearers were Alvin Rose, Guy Davis, William Boyd, Randy Stiltner, Jack Davis, Toby Taber and Kelly Taber. Honorary pallbearers were all of the grandchildren. The family received friends at the Buchanan Funeral Service at Keen Mountain, VA, from 6-9 p.m. Tues., Aug. 11. Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.Singleton, . Buchanan Funeral Service served the Davis Family.
time on Thursday. Simpson Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements. 540-366-0707., Make a memorial contribution
s will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Eggleston Services Auto Donation Center. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution
10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221., Make a memorial contribution
Fannie Ellis Dickenson Fannie Ellis Dickenson, age 96 of the Mudfork community of North Tazewell, VA, passed away Mon., Aug. 10, 2009 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA. Born April 24, 1913 at Williamson, WV, she was a daughter of the late James William Dickenson and Viola Kinzer Dickenson. She was a member of the Mudfork Church of Christ. She retired in 1979 from the nursing field. She began her career at the Clinch Valley Hospital, Richlands, VA, and retired from St. Luke's Hospital, Bluefield WV. She was also a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Miss Dickenson was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Dickenson Sluss; four brothers, Woodrow Dickenson, Roy Dickenson, Phillip Dickenson, and Samuel Dickenson; two nephews, Phillip Sluss and Wallace Dickenson. She is survived by a brother, Walter Dickenson of Baker City, OR; sisters-in-law, Claremont Dickenson Logan and Dorothy Dickenson Atwell of North Tazewell, VA; nieces and nephews, Wilbur Sluss and wife, Tressa, Zelma Karnes, Wayne Sluss and wife, Mary, Donald Sluss and wife, Maisie, Phyllis Wingo and husband, Gordon, Ruth Fields and husband, Jerry, Connie D. Robinson and husband, David, Linda Roach, Juanita "Nita" Musick and husband, Garnett, Roy "Eddie" Dickenson and wife, Sharon, Ethel Malone and husband, Don, Janey Reintsma and husband, Art, Patti McBride and husband, Roger, Bobby Dickenson and wife, Missy, Sam Dickenson and wife, Paula, Deborah Moretz, Karen Pledger and husband, John, Jimmy Dickenson and wife, Michelle, numerous great-nieces and nephews, great great-nieces and nephews, and Louise Leslie, longtime close and dear friend. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Fri., Aug. 14, 2009, at the Mudfork Church of Christ with Minister Johnnie Elmore officiating. Burial followed at the Dickenson Family Cemetery at Mudfork, VA. Great nephews served as pallbearers and friends as honorary pallbearers. The family received friends at Peery and St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA from 6-9 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 13, 2009. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mudfork Church of Christ, 6142 Mudfork Rd., Bluefield, VA 24605.
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Phyllis J. Wagner Dunn, 80, of Lindside, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2009. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at the BroylesShrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, W.Va., Make a memorial contribution
EDWARDS, Raymond Glenn, 58, of Aylett, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, James R. Edwards; and brother, Ronnie W. Edwards. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a lifelong member of Fairmount Christian Church. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Shirley W. Edwards; daughter, Janell L. Edwards; grandchildren, Keyanna and Shawn Edwards; brother, Gary Edwards and wife, Diane; niece, Heather Sliva and husband, Waverly; as well as many other loving family and friends. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mechanicsville Chapel, Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd. Funeral services will be held on Friday, 11 a.m., at Fairmount Christian Church, with interment to follow at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fairmount Christian Church.
2 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home and Crematory, Lexington, Va., Make a memorial contribution
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Aug 19, 2009 Eugene G. Spencer, 91, of 271 Arrowhead Circle, Spencer, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
EVANS, LaShaun Marie, 54, of Richmond, Virginia, formerly of Washington, D.C., departed this life on August 16, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Gwendolyn Evans. She leaves to cherish her memory a loving and devoted daughter, Shayla Briscoe; grandson, Aaron Bradford; two brothers, Roderick and Dushaun Evans; host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held on Thursday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and where family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2009, at St. Paul's Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Rd. Rev. John Kinney officiating. Interment Saturday, August 22 at 12 noon in The Glenwood Cemetery, 2219 Lincoln Rd. N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002.
Edith H. Facenda PORTSMOUTH - Edith Hobson Facenda, 80, of Cedar Lane, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 17, 2009. Mrs. Facenda, a native of Newington, N.H., and after 49 years of marriage, was the widow of Joseph V. Facenda Sr. Her passion in life was to love the Lord and mentor children. She was a faithful and active member of Sweethaven Baptist Church, singing in the choir and teaching Sunday School for more than 30 years. She ran Vacation Bible School, taught children with special needs and managed the church's school cafeteria. She was also an active Girl Scout Leader for many years and touched the lives of countless young people. Survivors include her daughter, Diana DeLucia and Husband Tom of Suffolk; three sons, Joseph V. Facenda Jr. and wife Debora of Los Angeles, Pastor Tony Facenda and wife Karen of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Allen Facenda Sr. of Portsmouth; and daughter-in-law, Marcia Thurston and husband John of St. James City, Fla. She was also loved by 19 adoring grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21 at Sweethaven Baptist Church, 5000 W. Norfolk Road, Portsmouth. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett's Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk. Memorial donations may be made in her honor to Camp Hope Haven, 3000 North Landing, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Condolences may be registered at, . The family would like to extend our sincerest appreciation for the years of loving care and kindness provided to our mother by the staff of the Chesapeake Home for Adults., Make a memorial contribution
Mildred E. Faison VIRGINIA BEACH - Mildred E. Faison died Aug. 16, 2009. A funeral will be Friday at noon in Community Funeral Home, Norfolk chapel.
will be held at Galilee Episcopal Church on Pacific Avenue in Virginia Beach Saturday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements. The family requests any donations be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad. Online condolences may be made at, Make a memorial contribution
FITCHETT, Alice Mae, 84, of Richmond, died August 15, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Fitchett. She is survived by her son, Daniel T. Fitchett of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Elizabeth F. Spencer and Gwendolyn Hemenway and her husband, Jim, all of Richmond; four grandchildren, Caitlin and Barrett Spencer and James and Joshua Hemenway. Mrs. Fitchett was a retired Henrico County school teacher and a lifelong member of Tomahawk Baptist Church. Her remains rest at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where the family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, and where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart and Lung Association.
FLEMING, Paul Joseph, 83, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2009. He was born in Worcester Ma., and served in the US Navy during WWII. He was a retired teacher and coach, having taught in Southwest Virginia before moving to Richmond in 1961, where he taught at Thomas Jefferson, Benedictine, and Douglas Southall Freeman high schools. After retiring in 1988, he enjoyed golfing, visits to the YMCA, the Moose Lodge, and supporting his grandchildrens' sporting events. He was a lifelong Red Sox fan. He is survived by his wife, Evamon; his children, Ann Horton (Rick), Pat Hodor (Scott), Tom Fleming, Katie Casey (Mike); his stepson, Donald Green (Charlotte); his grandchildren, Jen, Drew, Emily, Kelly, Judd, Patrick, Lauren, Ryan; and his three sisters. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, August 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Road. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, August 21, also at Woody Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Tuckahoe Family YMCA, 9211 Patterson Ave., Henrico, Va. 23229. Online guest book at www.mem.com.
Jimmy B. Gainer PORTSMOUTH - Jimmy Barry Gainer, 61, of Chatham Road, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, in a Portsmouth hospital. A native of Portsmouth, he worked with Ryder Trucking for 23 years. Survivors include his wife, Doris Marie Gainer; three daughters, Tammy Butler, Angie Chavis and husband Danny, and Spring Poletsky and husband Alec; two sons, Alan Gainer and wife Angie and Chris Gainer; three sisters; and eight grandchildren, Joshua, Anthony, Hunter, Carson, Jessica, Austin, Vincent and Sophie. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Tom Potter. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m., Make a memorial contribution
In Loving Memory Mrs. Ella H. Gaines August 19, 1930 - May 1, 2003 And when my task on earth is done, When, by Thy grace, the victory's won. E'en death's cold wave I will not flee, Since God through Jordan leadeth me. Lovingly, Robert, Whit, Alma, Lucy, Malcom, Edith, Eleanor, Spouses, Grandchildren, and Great-Grandchildren, Make a memorial contribution
will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2009, in the funeral home's chapel. Interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. The Rev. Roy Rogers will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Disabled American Veterans, 210 Franklin Road, S.W., #505, Roanoke, Va., or to the Fort Lewis Fire Department, 3915 West Main Street, Salem, Va. 24153. Online condolences to the family may be made at, . The Glass family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Va., 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution
, conducted by the Rev. Irving Glover, will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2009, in the Daleville Church of the Brethren. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 21, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home, 14920 Lee Highway, Buchanan, Va., 540-254-3000., Make a memorial contribution
Ricardo A. Gomez VIRGINIA BEACH - Ricardo A. Gomez, 75, of Virginia Beach, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009. He was born on July 10, 1934, in Doylestown, Pa. At the age of 5, his family moved to Cuba where he lived until the age of 18. He returned to the United States and joined the U.S. Army where he served two tours in Korea, two tours in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, and had assignments in Iceland and Germany. He also was an instructor at Bahia de Cochinos in Cuba and served in the jungles of Panama. After an illustrious 20 years career in the U.S. Army, he retired and went to work for Chrysler International in Madrid, Spain. Later, he worked for BMW in York, Pa., and was assigned to Masjid-i-Sulaiman (MIS) in Iran. After the fall of the Shah of Iran, he returned to the United States. He is survived by his lovely wife of 40 years, Carmen Rivera; brother, Alfred and sister-in-law Esperanza from the Dominican Republic; and sister-in-law, Barbara Hare of Bowling Green, Ky. Services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2208 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-3536. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the . Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, is handling the arrangements., Make a memorial contribution
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Audrey T. Gravley Audrey Tate Gravley, 82, of Woodlawn died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at the New River Valley Medical Center in Radford. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Primitive Baptist Church with Elders Ronald Bowman and Timmy McGrady officiating. Interment will be in the Foster Falls Cemetery. She was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Wythe County, daughter of the late Margaret Tate. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Mae and John Koger, Liz and Bobby Thomas, all of Max Meadows, Pat and Junior Stone of Austinville; four sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Mary Gravley of Rural Retreat, Roby Gravley of Galax, Billy and Geraldine Gravley, David and Liz Gravley, all of Woodlawn; a sister, Ruth Harrison of Austinville; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and special caregiver, Geraldine Gravley. Memorial donations may be made to Pine Grove Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Patricia Dalton. Reese Funeral Home in Austinville is in charge of the arrangements.
Hackard, Edward S. - Edward S. Hackard Edward S. Hackard was born on May 23, 1950 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and was raised in Austin, Texas. Edward was ....
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Rita L. Hamrick EURE - Rita L. Hamrick, 81, passed away Aug. 17, 2009. She was born in Chicago to the late Thomas and Letitia Cavanaugh and was the widow of Edward Hamrick. She is survived by four daughters, Letty Macurda (Ron), Karen Eure (Dwight), Mickey Bunn (Donald), and Donna Eckart; a son, Robert "Bobby" Eckart; seven grandchildren, Chris, Shane, Lance, Shawn, Monica, Sharise and Erica; five great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Geri Lee Spino and Barbara Hawver. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. at Faith Outreach Community Church in Gatesville, N.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to . Cremation & Funeral Services of Tidewater is handling arrangements,, Make a memorial contribution
HARRIS, J. Hamilton "Bone," 79, of Dillwyn, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2009 at Southside Community Hospital, in Farmville. He was born May 6, 1930. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. and Therie Newton Harris; and a brother, Alfred M. Harris. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jewel Duncan Harris; a son, Craig Hamilton Harris and wife, Shelia; grandson, Ryan Harris and wife, Melissa; stepgranddaughter, Brandi Loveday; stepgrandson, Jeremy Witt; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters, Frances Lester and Christine Thomas, both of Dillwyn, Anita French of Cumberland, Va. and Katie Mae Burnette of Fla.; one brother, John Ernest Harris of Charles City, Va., 14 nieces and nephews and many loving friends. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Dunkum Funeral Home, with interment in the Rocky Mt. United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home in Dillwyn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mt. United Methodist Church Building Fund, 404 Thomas Rd., Dillwyn, Va. 23936. Dunkum Funeral Home of Dillwyn is in charge of arrangements.
s will be held 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford, Va., 540-586-3304., Make a memorial contribution
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Aug 19, 2009 The funeral for Harvey Edward Bray, 88, of Blue Ridge Rehab Center in Martinsville and formerly of Sandy River Road, Axton, who died Aug. 12, 2009, was held Saturday at Wrenn-Yeatts, Westover Chapel, in Danville. Pastor Ronald Peal officiated. Burial was in Danville Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Dwayne Adams, Brian Blair, Jimmy Bray, John Barbour, Joseph Blair and Don Ashworth. Surviving in addition to those previously listed are a sister, Betty Mulkey, and a brother, Ben "Butler" Bray, both of Axton.
will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2009, at the Carr Funeral Home Chapel in Boaz, Ala. Local arrangements by BurchMessier Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 317 W. Main Street, Bedford, Va., 540-586-7360., Make a memorial contribution
HENDRICKS, Betty Farley, 78, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2009. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Hendricks. Survivors include two sons, Robert L. Hendricks and wife, Faith, and Dennis L. Hendricks; a brother, Rucker Farley; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, at Washington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nelsen Funeral Home, Laburnum Chapel.
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HICKS, David B., 57, of Highland Springs, a floor covering installer, died Friday, August 14, 2009. He is survived by his children, David A. Hicks of Chesapeake, Shannon K. Hicks of New York, Michael E. Hicks of New Kent, Ashley K. Hicks of Henrico; brother, William "Bill" Hicks of Henrico; and six grandchildren. There will be no service, as requested by the deceased. Donations and memorials may be made to the .
will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution
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HUGHES, Mary R., 86, of Mechanicsville, Va., widow of Wilbur G. Hughes, peacefully passed away on August 17, 2009. She is survived by two sons, Will and wife, Chris, and Bill and wife, Margaret; five grandchildren, Steve, Andy, Tonya, April, Nathan and wife, Wendi; five great-grandchildren, Preston, Leigh Anne, Dylan, Hannah and Carter; two great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Sheraton; two brothers, George Reynolds and wife, Minnie, and Joe Reynolds; sister-in-law, Gloria Reynolds; and nieces and nephews. Graveside service at Gethsemane Church of Christ Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bon Secours Hospice. Arrangements by B.W. White Funeral Home.
s will be held 6 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2009, at the Gospel Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, Covington, Va., and 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2009, at the Covington High School, Covington, Va. The interment will be held in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Friends may view the remains on Friday beginning 2 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to Gospel Tabernacle COGIC. Arrangements are being handled by Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 540-862-9100., Make a memorial contribution
HYLER, Frazier Thomas "Spud," 88, of Richmond, passed away August 18, 2009. He was preceded in death by three daughters, Mary Ellen Ruess, Helen Virginia Dixon and JoAnn Creed. He is survived by his daughter, Katherine Owen; four grandchildren, Lori Belcher and husband, Mike, Michael Hancock and wife, Kathy, William Dixon Jr. and Kimberly Owen; four great-grandchildren and other family members. Mr. Hyler was an Army veteran of WWII and was retired from Richmond Chrysler-Plymouth. His family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment Dale Memorial Park.
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JACKSON, Dale Long, 58, passed away on August 15, 2009, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by her sister, Beverly A. Long; and her companion, Frances L. Nolen, who have faithfully and lovingly cared for her during this illness for nearly seven years. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Wes Childress; her aunt, Phyllis Clarke; cousins, Paige and Kirk Aderholt, John and Becky Clarke, June Sweeney, and her family of choice, John D. Coffey, Betty Pope Harrell, Elaine Bragg; and her faithful four-legged companion, Roscoe. The family sends regards to the miracle-workers (angels) at the office of Drs. Charles Jones and Charles Welander with nurse JoAnn and the rest of their staff. We are most appreciative of the loving care Dale received from the Outpatient Infusion Center at St. Mary's Hospital where we met many more lovely and kind nurses for whom this is a calling from above and not just a job. And finally, thank you to the wonderful staff of Bon Secours Hospice. Dale graduated from Goochland High School and retired from Jefferson National Bank after 25 years of service. She volunteered for various non-profit organizations including FLAG, ROSMY, and PFLAG. Dale had a large circle of friends who enjoyed her great sense of humor, her ability to tell a good story, and her selfless generosity. Dale truly loved reading and shopping at thrift stores, especially Thrift for Life, which benefits the Massey Cancer Center at VCU-MCV. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to For the Love of Animals in Goochland (FLAG) or to Richmond Organization for Sexual Minority Youth (ROSMY). The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 21, at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Road. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 22, at 2 p.m., at the Parham Chapel of Woody Funeral Home.
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will held at a later date. The Keen family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son, Salem, Va., 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution
Mary "Chrissy" Christella Knuckles Mary "Chrissy" Christella Knuckles, age 34 of Raven, Va., went home to be with the Lord, Thurs., Aug. 13, 2009 following a lengthy illness. She was born in Richlands, Va., and was the daughter of Christella Hess Knuckles and the late Dewey Rayborn Knuckles. She was a graduate of the 1994 Class of Richlands High School and was a very artful person and crayons came to life when she used them, colors were infused to bring out the beauty of a picture like never before. Her inner intelligence showed in her love for word puzzles, card games and board games, she could play a mean game of monopoly. Teddy bears were her passion, any and all kinds, her eyes could see into your soul and through her eyes you could see a heart full of love. A gift of her kind only comes from God and her unrelenting faith in God touched many hearts. Those who remain to carry on her spirit are: her mother, Christella Knuckles of Raven, VA; her sister, Lori Jane "Sudie" Knuckles of Raven, VA; her brothers: Dewey "Dupy" Rayborn Knuckles III and wife, Karen, of North Dakota, Johnny Wayne Knuckles of Mt. Airy, NC, Jody Lee Knuckles of Raven, VA; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews survive her along with her special friend Betty Boyd and a host of many more friends. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services for Mary Knuckles were conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 16, 2009 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, VA, with the Rev. Barry Absher officiating. Interment followed at the Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, VA. Pallbearers were Dupy Knuckles, Johnny Knuckles, Jody Knuckles, Larry Joyce, Ricky Hess, and David Richardson. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Perkins, Jr. and Darrell Hess. Friends called Sat. evening from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, VA. Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, VA, has been entrusted with the arrangements and those wishing to send online condolences may do so at
KRECKMAN, Mary Emma Worden, 91, of Richmond, passed away quietly on August 15, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, William H. Kreckman; and an infant daughter, Karen Linda Kreckman. She is survived by three children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; son, Paul W. Kreckman (Linn) of Richmond, children, Brian W. Kreckman (Lori), Janet K. Makris (John) and John W. Kreckman (Lolita); daughter, Phyllis Ann K. Bratton (Timothy) of Jamestown, N.D., children, Anna V. Bratton, David G. Bratton (Shannon), and Christina N. Bratton; and son, James A. Kreckman (Judith) of Springfield, Ohio, children, Scott A. Kreckman (Victoria) and Brent L. Kreckman. She was a member of Christ Ascension Episcopal Church. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Heart of Virginia Council, BSA, 4015 Fitzhugh Avenue, P.O. Box 6809, Richmond, Va. 23230.
will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, with the Rev. Ernest Trueblood officiating. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Please share a memory with the family at, Make a memorial contribution
will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in Pine Chapel Baptist Church. Cremation Society of Virginia, Hampton Roads office, is in charge.
s for Gilbert Joseph Light will be held at 11 a.m. today in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is in charge., Make a memorial contribution
LOCKETT, Harold L. "Baby Harold," departed this life August 16, 2009. Arrangements by
LONGAN, Robert Coleman Jr., MD, died August 18, 2009. A native of Richmond, Va., he was the son of Robert C. and Ellie S. Longan; the husband of Alice V. Longan; and the brother of William J. Longan, all preceding him in death. His children are Robert C. Longan III and wife, Chris, of White Stone, Va. and Jane R. Caldwell and husband, Turner "Corky", of Cartersville, Va. His grandchildren are Susan Omberg, Pamela Howard, Caroline Caldwell and Amanda Longan; great-grandchildren, Patrick and Claire Omberg; and nephews and nieces. He was a graduate of John Marshall High School, the University of Richmond and the Medical College of Virginia. He had numerous internships in his training in psychiatry. They included Jersey Medical Center, the Medical College of Virginia, the University of Virginia and a Fellow and instructor at John Hopkins University. He was a World War II veteran serving as a captain in the U.S. Army. He was in private practice for many years in Richmond, was a member of the Richmond Academy of Medicine, the Medical Society of Virginia, the Neuropsychiatry Society of Virginia and the American Psychiatric Society, and a former member of the State Hospital Board appointed by Gov. Thomas B. Stanley. He was a clinical associate professor at MCV, established the Psychiatric Division of Richmond Memorial Hospital, and was a former president of the Memorial Guidance Clinic at Richmond Memorial Hospital. Before retirement, he was an attending physician at McGuire VA Hospital, Stuart Circle, St. Mary's and Westbrook Hospitals. A private family funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Virginia Voice for the Print Handicapped, P.O. Box 15546, Richmond, Va. 23227.
Janie Lee McGraw Lovell died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of July 17, 2009, at her home in Roanoke County. She was born on February 18, 1933, in True, W.Va., to the late Ethel and Ozie McGraw. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Randy and Jessie; and a grandson, Conner. Janie is survived by a daughter, Terry Lovell Newman and husband, John; son, Harvey Lee Lovell; granddaughter, Rene' Newman; and grandsons, Spencer, Tyler and Christopher Lovell., Janie spent her early adult years caring for her family on a farm in Montgomery County before attending Virginia Western Community College. She later became a successful realtor and retired from Coldwell-Banker in 1995., Never one to be idle, she then became a Master Gardener honing a skill she already possessed from many of years of gardening on the farm. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook, a good and faithful friend, a strong and capable woman and a loving mother and grandmother., s will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at Sherwood Memorial Park., "To describe our mom would be to write about a hurricane in it's perfect power.", Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution
Robert Lucy NORFOLK - Robert Lucy died Aug. 11, 2009. A funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Riddick Funeral Service.
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Annette P. Matney Annette Paul Matney, 71, of Bland died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Canup, Glann Lee, Roscoe Crouse and Curtis Crouse officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church Cemetery. She was a member of the Fort Chiswell Church of Christ. She was retired from General Motors. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Louise Brewer Paul; and a son, Anthony Swartz. Survivors include her husband, A.C. Matney of Bland; two daughters and a son-in-law, April and Randy Brough of Greentown, Ind., and Anita Dillow of Bland; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Joe and Debbie Peed of Kokomo, Ind., Ronnie Swartz of Wytheville and Chris Swartz of Lafayette, Ind.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Lois Jean Kilgore and Don Barker of Pendleton, Ind., Lena and Roy Palmer of Kokomo, Ind.; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Rachel Paul of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements.
MAUPIN, Ronald, 56, of Spotsylvania, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2009 at Mary Washington Hospital. Ronald graduated from the University of Richmond law school in 1978 and was awarded the Charles Normon Prize and was the executive editor of the Law Review. Throughout his distinguished law career, Ronald served on the Board of Directors for the Rappahannock Legal Services Corporation, the Potomac Legal Aid Society, and was counsel to the Central Virginia Regional Jail. He also served as law clerk to Harry L. Carrico, Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court from 1978 to 1979, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Spotsylvania from 1980 to 1982, County Attorney for Spotsylvania from 1982 to 1989, Town Attorney for the town of Louisa since 1993. Ronald is survived by his wife, Christine; his three cats, Mr. Hemingway, Bogart and Sophie; his sister, Cindy Proffitt and her husband, Jeff, of Charlottesville and their daughters, Brittany and Kristin; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Jennetta Maupin; and his first wife, Pamela Gardner Maupin. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Wilderness Community Church, 10501 Plank Road in Spotsylvania. A funeral service celebrating Ronald's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 21, 2009 at the church, with Pastor Keith Boyette officiating. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Chancellor Volunteer Rescue Squad, 5700 General Semmes Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407 or The Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE), P.O. Box 1024, Orange, Va. 22960. Online condolences may be expressed to Ronald's family at foundandsons.com
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s 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Lotz Vinton Chapel., Make a memorial contribution
Samuel Lee McMickle NORFOLK - Samuel Lee McMickle, "Pumkin," died Aug. 12, 2009. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in House of Prayer Church of God, Capitol Heights, Md. Chatman/E.A. Hughes Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.
Patricia Gail Morris McPeak, 59, of Dublin, Va., passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. Arrangements by Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va., Make a memorial contribution
MEADOWCROFT, Harriet G., 78, of Highland Springs, and her beloved dog, Tinker Belle, passed away suddenly Friday, August 14, 2009. Mrs. Meadowcroft had worked as a stewardess for Alaskan Airlines out of Anchorage, Alaska, having been hired by Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker. She retired after 30 years of teaching in the Henrico County and Charles City school systems. Harriett enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time pampering Tinker Belle. She is survived by her daughter, Heather Ann Wittel and her husband, Tom Wittel Jr.; sons, George A. Meadowcroft and wife, Regina McHugh, and William B. Meadowcroft and wife, Lesia. Also surviving are grandchildren, Amy Waybright, Travis and Jesse Mickle, Christopher and Carrington Meadowcroft, Alex and Jake Meadowcroft; great-grandchildren, Scarlett and Sarah and Haley and Daniel. The family will receive family and friends at the Chesterfield Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 14301 Ashbrook Pkwy., from 6 to 7 pm. Friday, August 21, with her memorial service to begin at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to The Richmond SPCA, 2519 Heritage Rd., Richmond, Va. 23220.
will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Father Joseph H. Metzger III officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to , 500 Plume St. East, Norfolk, VA, 23510. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution
Charles C. Mingo PORTSMOUTH - Charles Clifton Mingo, 90, died Aug. 15, 2009. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Court Street Baptist Church. Fisher Funeral Home, Effingham St., is in charge.
will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Garden of Prayer Worship Center, Norfolk. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge.
Eleanor Harris Mullen YORK, Pa. - Eleanor Harris Mullen, 81, died August 16, 2009 in York, Pa. She was born in Spring Hope, N.C., on Oct. 13, 1927, to the late Sally Elizabeth Harris and James Monroe Harris. Eleanor shared 56 years of marriage to the late Roland Wesley Mullen of Bunn, N.C., and Norfolk. She lived most of her life in Norfolk, then Oxford, N.C., and York, Pa. Eleanor will be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother with a great sense of humor, unconditional love, a forgiving spirit, and inner beauty. Her family was very important to her and she lived each day thinking and talking about her children and grandchildren. She has finally broken out of her earthly cocoon and is now like a beautiful butterfly, floating freely and pain free towards heaven. She was a loving mother to her children, the late Joan Mullen Shytle of Raleigh, N.C., Dianne Mullen Leitz of Virginia Beach and Deborah Mullen McCullar of York, Pa., and husband Mike McCullar. She was a wonderful grandmother to her grandchildren, Tammie Leitz, Ken Leitz, and Noah Leitz, all of Virginia Beach, Doug Shytle of Largo, Fla., Lori Brown of Courtland, N.Y., Josh McCullar of Richmond, Va., Eleanor Blake McCullar and Wesley McCullar of York, Pa. She was a great-grandmother to 15 and great-great-grandmother to one. She was looking forward to two new great-great grandchildren, whose births are coming soon. Some of her last words to us were "Take care of the babies." She was the loving sister to the late Joe Harris of Wilson, N.C., James Harris of Goldsboro, N.C., Wilbur Harris of Trenton, Ohio, Robert Harris of Richmond, Va., and Dorothy Lockwood of Byron, Ga. She has many nieces and nephews whom she adored. A funeral will be held at noon Friday, Aug. 21, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. Burial will be held in Bunn Town Cemetery, Bunn, N.C. The family will receive relatives and friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be made at, . under Obituaries., Make a memorial contribution
Hazel B. Neese Hazel Isabelle Brinkley Neese, 97, of Wytheville died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. John W. Neese, Janet Richardson and Richie Neese officiating. Interment will be in West End Cemetery. She was a member of West End United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce O. Neese; two daughters, Roberta Mae Albert and Nadine Joan Palmer; two sons, Randolph F. Neese and Howard Mason Neese; and a grandson, Johnny Palmer. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Bob Hall of Roanoke; a son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. John W. and Louise Neese of Dayton, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Betty McRoberts of Wytheville; a son-in-law, John Palmer of Florida; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements.
with military honors will be held at Colonial Grove Memorial Park Friday at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at, on base need to contact the funeral home at 757-496-9727 to put their name on the list., Make a memorial contribution
Wendell Dean Nelson, 81, of Christiansburg, Va., passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. Services will be private. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford, Va., 540-639-2456., Make a memorial contribution
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NOVAKOVIC, George, 88, of Montpelier, widower of Katharina Novakovic, died after a long illness on August 17, 2009. He is survived by his daughters, Jelena Descovich and her husband, Fritz, of Vienna, Austria, and Andrea Jones and her husband, Gary, of Montpelier. He was a retired employee of Hauni-Richmond. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Atlee Chapel Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Rd. Graveside services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Western Hanover Montpelier Volunteer Rescue Squad or the Hanover Humane Society.
Shelia S. Parker NORFOLK - Shelia S. Parker died Aug. 16, 2009. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Homes Chapel, Norfolk, is in charge.
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Petrey, Lisa K. - Lisa K. Petrey Lisa Kay Petrey, 43, of Fredericksburg passed away suddenly Monday, August 17, 2009 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Manassas, she ....
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s will be held 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, in Franklin Memorial Park in Boones Mill. Dr. Ken Scoggins will officiate. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution
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Pratt, Mary - Mary Pratt Mary Pratt of Lake Ridge, VA, beloved wife and mother of Sarah, and step mother to William Jr., Keith and Jeffrey, succumbed ....
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Elizabeth Faulconer Preddy, Elizabeth Faulconer Preddy, 93, of Gordonsville, died Sunday, August 16, 2009, at the Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville., She was born August 25, 1915, in Pamplin, Virginia, a daughter of the late Ernest Reginald Faulconer and Bessie Tinder Faulconer. She was the wife of the late Ernest James Preddy., Mrs. Preddy was a member of the Rhoadesville Baptist Church., She is survived by one daughter, Judith Preddy Chaplin and her husband, Bob, of Richmond; two sons, Ernest Gary Preddy of Gordonsville and James Randolph Preddy and his wife, Shelly, of Gordonsville; one brother, Walter Edward Faulconer and his wife, Helen, of Charlottesville; one sister, Carol Faulconer Myers of Charlottesville; eight grandchildren, Robert Chaplin III, Jimmy Chaplin, Christopher Chaplin, Michael Preddy, Jayme Wood, Amy Preddy, Megan Preddy and Hunter Preddy; nine great-grandchildren, Elli, Liza, Katie, Emily, Jimmy Jr. and Keller Chaplin, Justin and Chase Preddy, and Caleb Wood; and a host of other relatives and friends., She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Reginald Faulconer Jr. and James William Faulconer; three sisters, Madaline F. Clarke, Virginia F. Yager and Frances F. Miller., Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville with interment to follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The Reverend Nancy Stanton McDaniel will officiate., The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at the funeral home., Memorial contributions may be made to the Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 297, Gordonsville, VA 22942, or to a charity of your choice.,
will be held 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at Myers Cemetery. Arrangements by VaughanGuynn Funeral Home, Galax, Va., Make a memorial contribution
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RATCLIFFE, Doris Crump Apperson, died Tuesday, August 18, 2009 after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of E. Blair Apperson and Doris Northrup Crump Apperson. She was preceded in death by her brother, E. Blair Apperson Jr.; and her sister, Robinette A. Johnson. Mrs. Ratcliffe was a member of the Virginia Historical Society, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Maymont Foundation and the Tuckahoe Woman's Club. She was a very active member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and at one time served as co-chairman of St. Stephen's Church Mayfair House. She served as Marketing and Personnel Director for Commonwealth Oral and Facial Surgery for over 30 years. Mrs. Ratcliffe is survived by her husband, Beverley Michaux Ratcliffe; their daughter, Kimberley Ratcliffe Jessee and her husband, John Trimborn Jessee; and three grandchildren, John Trimborn Jessee Jr., Benjamin Michaux Ratcliffe Jessee and Robert Jennings Jessee. A memorial service and interment will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 21, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. A luncheon will follow at the Jessee home, 10 Roslyn Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the or a charity of your choice.
will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Baltimore.
will be held at a later date. Walker Funeral Home is in charge.
Herbert Junior Richardson, 62, of Chatham, Va., passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna, Va., Make a memorial contribution
. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at, Make a memorial contribution
with full military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 19, in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Great Bridge Chapel, Chesapeake. Family and friends are invited to send condolences and sign the online guestbook at, Make a memorial contribution
ROWE, Ruby Pierce, claimed the promise of the resurrection on August 15, 2009. Ruby was predeceased by her infant son; and husband, John Edgar Rowe. Ruby is survived by her daughter, Rev. Beth-Marie (Barnett) Helmbrecht and husband, Bruce; granddaughter, Cammie; and her late husband's sister, Margaret R. Barrick. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 20, 2009, at First United Methodist Church, Fox Hill, with interment to follow in Clark Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, downtown Hampton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Fox Hill music outreach program, 1 Salt Ponds Rd., Hampton, Va. 23664.
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Aug 19, 2009 The funeral for Ruby Robertson Oliver, 90, of Martinsville, who died Aug. 15, 2009, was held Tuesday at Norris Funeral Services with Pastor Doug Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Christian View Christian Church cemetery in Stoneville, N.C. Pallbearers were Larry Oliver, John Oliver, Justin Oliver, Zach Oliver, Will Oliver and J.W. Oliver.
where he was a welder. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Gile and husband Albert of Chesapeake; a sister, Sarah Walters of Fort Meyers, Fla.; three brothers, Sam Russo of Rochester, N.Y., Jerry Russo, and Pat Russo and wife Adrian of Williamson, N.Y.; and a grandson, Albert Gile III of Chesapeake. A memorial graveside will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution
2 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2009, at Green Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Buena Vista, Va., Make a memorial contribution
Floyd Self PORTSMOUTH - Floyd Self, 87, died Aug. 14. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Mount Carmel Baptist Church. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge.
at the church on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. 28043 or First UMC of Galax, 306 West Center St., Galax, Va. 24333. Guest register available at www., Make a memorial contribution
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SHEARIN, Arthur J., 78, of Richmond, passed away August 17, 2009. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Annie "Ann" Shearin; son, Jeff and his wife, Lora; daughter, Beth and her husband, Larry; grandchildren, Daniel and his wife, Bethany, Mikey, Michelle and Nicole; sisters and brothers. The family will receive friends today, August 19, 2009, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Atlee Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, Route 301 and Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, Va. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at the funeral home. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park.
Ann B. Sheffey Ann Elizabeth Blair Sheffey, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Western Wake Medical Center in Cary, N.C. Funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Tunnell officiating. Interment was held Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Davis Cemetery. She was born March 11, 1922, daughter of the late Walter and Mary Susan Porter Blair and grew up in Wythe County. She was a member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Hugh Pierce Sheffey Jr.; a daughter, Kimberly Lynn Sheffey; three brothers, Harry Blair, Howard Blair and Herman Blair; and three sisters, Inez Patterson, Lillian Mabe and Mary Sue Blair. She was a gentle and giving person who took wonderful care of everyone she knew. While she will be sorely missed, loved ones will keep with them her kind, thoughtful, selfless spirit. Survivors include a son, Jerry Lee Sheffey of Wytheville; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue Ann and William Crockett of Raleigh, N.C.; special niece, Margaret Ann Blair of Fairfax; four grandchildren, McKenna Blair Crockett, William Hugh Crockett, Joshua Allen Sheffey and Steven Pierce Sheffey; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nadene and George Dickens of Max Meadows, Darylene and Harold Mitchell of Galax; two sisters-in-law, Mary Talbert and Wanda Coe, both of Wytheville; a brother-in-law, Thomas Sheffey and his wife, Velma, of Max Meadows; and several nieces and nephews. Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of the arrangements.
Douglas Wayne Short Mr. Douglas Wayne Short, age 48, of the College Estates section of Cedar Bluff, VA, passed away Fri., Aug. 14, 2009 following a brief illness. Born in Tazewell County, VA, he was the son of the late Jay and Gertrude Day Short. He was a disabled coal miner and a member of the U.M.W.A. Mr. Short is survived by his wife, Juanita Blankenship Short; one daughter, Kala Renee Short of the home; two sisters, Iva Fridley of Rosemont, NC and Teresa Holmes of Cedar Bluff, VA; one brother, Michael Short of Roanoke, VA. There was no visitation at the funeral home and a private memorial service was conducted at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.Singleton, . Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Short Family.
SIMPSON, Mary A., of Richmond, departed this life August 16, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie W. Simpson; and daughter, Dorothy M. Ford. She is survived by a devoted sister, Elizabeth M. Robinson; two grandchildren, Ann Marie Jackson and Sharon Hill; nine great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; three nieces, Blonnie Jiggetts, Carolyn Wheeling and Gwendolyn Hawkins; nephew, Augustus Faison; and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave., where funeral services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. Rev. Delores R. Seay officiating. Interment Roselawn Memory Gardens. Family and friends assemble 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Family may be contacted at 804-897-7732. Online condolences can be made at www.jenkinsjr.com.
from 8 to 9 p.m. The hour between 9 to 10 p.m. is respectfully reserved for family only. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Connor Bowen Sims Fund at any branch of the Bank of America., Make a memorial contribution
Charles R. Smith Charles Richard "Dick" Smith, 65, of Wytheville died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at his home following a long illness. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Hall and Harold Coleman officiating. A graveside committal service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m. at Rosewood Memorial Gardens with American Legion Post 9 conducting graveside military rites. He was a member of First Christian Church in Wytheville. He was a retired employee of AMSCO Products where he worked for 34 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served a tour in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division in 1966/67. He is survived by his wife, Lois Ann Goble Smith of the home; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Smith of Wytheville; same as a daughter, Deneena McCathran of Wytheville; a brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Wanda Smith of Archdale, N.C.; a sister, Sue Pugh of Thomasville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements.
10 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2009, in Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, Va., Make a memorial contribution
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Southard, Jerry Franklin - Jerry Franklin Southard JERRY FRANKLIN SOUTHARD, age 62 of Manassas, Virginia died Sunday, August 16, 2009 at Prince William Hospital, Manassas. Mr. Southard was ....
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Vivian L. Spence SAXIS - Vivian Leigh Spence, 67, died Aug. 17, 2009. A funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Saxis United Methodist Church. Thornton Funeral Home is in charge.
Tiffany Candace Spillers VIRGINIA BEACH - Tiffany Candace Spillers, 25, of the 1700 block of North Muddy Creek Road, passed away Aug. 14, 2009, while attending West Virginia State University in Charleston, West Virginia. Tiffany was born March 13, 1984, to Randy and Jo Spillers in Agana, Guam. Her passion in life was her undying devotion to family and friends. She has been described by those who knew her best as loving, caring, big-hearted, understanding, and devoted. She will be greatly missed by her family and multitude of friends. Tiffany graduated from Kellam High School in 2001, where she was an outstanding athlete and honor graduate. She attended Virginia Intermont College on a softball scholarship. Besides her parents, she is survived by her four brothers, Christopher Spillers of Virginia Beach, Shawn Spillers of Virginia Beach, Lance Cpl. Joshua Spillers of the U.S. Marine Corps, currently stationed in Monterey, Calif., and Nathan Spillers of Virginia Beach; her grandfather, Abe Baca; her grandparents, Virgil and Eloise Spillers; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandmother, Candy Baca. A memorial Mass celebrating Tiffany's life and remembrance will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 1968 Sandbridge Road. A reception in the church will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Tiffany in a special way may make a donation in her name to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Landover, MD 20785 or St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 1968 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456., Make a memorial contribution
will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Parr Funeral Home and Crematory.
will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in Gethsemane Baptist Church. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.
TAYLOR, Mary Pearson, 78, of Richmond, passed away August 18, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Edwin Kenneth Taylor Sr.; four children, Edwin C. Ledford, Marilyn L. Goodman (Scott), Billie Fay Smith and Arthur D. Allen (Cathy); two stepsons, Edwin K. Taylor Jr. and Richard L. Taylor; eight grandchildren and seven great-grand-children. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bliley's-Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road, where a service will be held 10 a.m. Friday. Interment Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ginter Park Baptist Church or Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Beaverdam, Va.
at the funeral home. Interment Ewing Cemetery., Make a memorial contribution
J.C. Posey Trail, 80, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son, Salem, Va., 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution
Trivett, Chris Ann - Chris Ann Trivett CHRIS ANN TRIVETT, beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister departed for Heavens Gates Saturday, August 15, 2009. Chris was born September ....
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TURNER, Jessie L., of Richmond, died August 18, 2009. Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Boulevard. Funeral notice later.
Phyllis M. Umberger Phyllis Morehead Umberger, 83, of Wytheville died Saturday, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Carrington Place at Wytheville after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Old St. John's Lutheran Church with Pastor Steve Ridenhour officiating. Interment will be in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. She was born July 3, 1925, in Wytheville, daughter of the late Dr. Robert C. and Julia Owens Morehead. She lived in the Cripple Creek area for over 50 years before moving to Wytheville three years ago. She was a noted area artist and art teacher. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan F. Umberger; a son, Jonathan Guy Umberger; a sister, Julia M. Slater; and a brother, Freddie Morehead. Survivors include a son, James L. Coen Jr. of Wytheville; a brother, Robert C. Morehead; two granddaughters, Brittany Shiver and Tammy Henderson; a sister-in-law, Helen Umberger; special family members, Steve Slater, Tim Osborne and Betty Gwen Kelly; and numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Cemetery Fund, c/o Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 W. Main Street, Wytheville, VA 24382. Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements.
Miss Shanté Willis, of 238 Bull Run Drive, Hopewell, Va., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at VCU/MCV Medical Center, Richmond, Va. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Valastek, Earnie - Ernie Valastek Ernest "Ernie" Valastek, 60, of Dale City, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2009. He was the husband of Barbara Valastek. Mr. Valastek ....
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will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel., today from 7 to 8 p.m., Make a memorial contribution
Raymond Joseph (Ray) Vaughn, of Roanoke, Va., entered into eternal rest the morning of August 18, 2009, with his family at his side. Ray fought a courageous battle with cancer for six years with little complaint. He was a man of strong faith and lifted everyone up who knew him with a smile and encouraging word. Born on November 14, 1937, to the late Clyde Joseph and Nellie Nunn Vaughn, of Claudville, Va., in Patrick County, Ray joined the Navy at a young age and traveled around the world several times. During his distinguished 21 years serving our country, Ray received numerous awards and honors including, the Good Conduct Medal with a gold star, Navy Achievement Medal with a gold star, Sailor of the Year (1970), and Vietnam and Lebanon Service Medals. He served on various ships including the first nuclear aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Enterprise and is a Plank Owner of the U.S.S. Annapolis AGMRI as an original crew member., and subsequent manufacturing career took him and his family to various places to live, including the Panama Canal Zone, Texas, California and North Carolina. He moved to Roanoke, Va., for a second time in March 2000 and began another career as a Roanoke County school bus driver. Ray drove buses for seven years until his health began to fail. The students on Bus #5 from the Cave Spring lot bought him much happiness and joy., Ray was a member, deacon and Sunday School teacher of Cave Spring Baptist Church. He was happiest when sharing the Word of God with his dear Sunday School class. Ray also enjoyed meeting his dear friends every Tuesday at Famous Anthony's at Oak Grove Plaza for breakfast and a bible study. They jokingly referred to themselves as the ROMEO club, "Retired Old Men Eating Out." He is a former member of the Valdese Rotary Club, Toastmasters of Hickory North Carolina, Ruritan Club, Lions Club, past Master Mason of Mountain Home Masonic Lodge and a current member of the Cave Spring Masonic Lodge., In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his two brothers, Gilmer and Billy Vaughn. He is survived by his wife, Donice Handy Vaughn, with whom he shared 48 years and the same birthday; daughter, Kathryn (Katie) and husband, John Varney, of Roanoke; and daughter, Karen Vaughn, of Herndon, Va. His daughters brought him great joy and happiness especially with their music. Grandsons, Jared Ray Varney, is a rising junior at VMI, and John Caleb Varney, is a rising sophomore at Cave Spring High School. Ray is also survived by his stepmother, Gladys B. Vaughn, of Danville; sister, Irene Byrd Worrell and husband, Dennie, of Collinsville, Va.; stepsister, Janice V. Rakes and husband, Danny, of Danville; and sisters-in-law, Ruth Vipperman Vaughn and Nancy Vaughn Stewart. Also surviving are brothers-in-law, Hassell Handy, Garland Handy, Charlie and wife, Betty, Leon Handy and wife, Nellie, Billy Handy and wife, Deb, and the late Wilbert D. Handy and wife, Carlene; and sisters-in-law, Elise Hodges, Betty H. Biggs and husband, David, and Mary H. Young and husband, David. Ray leaves behind several nephews and nieces and great-nephews and nieces all of whom were very dear to him., A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, August 21, 2009, at Cave Spring Baptist Church. Visitation will be at Oakey's South Chapel on Thursday, August 20, 2009, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be held 3 p.m. on October 20, 2009, at Arlington National Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, donations to the Roanoke Rescue Mission are requested. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution
Warner Walker Jr. NORFOLK - Warner Walker Jr., 66, died Aug. 16, 2009. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church, Logan Park. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby St. Chapel, is in charge.
will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at Salem Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Will Robinson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Salem Presbyterian Church at 41 East Main Street in Salem, Va. 24153 or to the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council at 3663 Peters Creek Road, N.W. in Roanoke, Va. 24019. Online condolences to the family may be made at, . The Walton family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Va., 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution
WARD, Willie J., 63, passed away August 15, 2009. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Daniel; two sisters, Jessie E. and Brenda L. Lyons; two brothers, William H. Jr. and Joseph Lyons; three grand-children, four great-grand-children, and a host of other relatives. Viewing 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson & Associates, 5008 Nine Mile Rd., where services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 20, 2009. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. www.wilsonafs.com
WARNER, Charles W.H., of Warsaw, formerly of Tappahannock, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2009, following a long illness. He was the son of the late Dr. Charles Andrew Warner and Gladys Roy Hoskins Warner. Charles Warner was a graduate of the College of William and Mary and George Washington University. In early adult years, he was a school teacher in the Northern Neck and later a historian with The National Park Service in Jamestown and Yorktown, then promoted to supervisory historian of Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites in New York State, and next promoted to superintendent of Sitka National Monument in Alaska. Due to his parent's illness, he returned to Virginia to manage family businesses. Charles Warner was the leader in having 14 historic buildings in Tappahannock placed on the Virginia and on the National Register of Historic Places as The Tappahannock Historic District in 1972 and 1973. These buildings cover a period of 300 years in interpreting the history of the town. He was the author of Road to Revolutions: Virginia's Rebels From Bacon to Jefferson, 1676-1776 and Hoskins of Virginia and Related Families. These books have been reviewed throughout the United States and in England. In October 1972, The Virginia Magazine of History stated that Road to Revolution, "contains what may be the most balanced view" of the pre-Revolutionary political debate. Of his book, Hoskins of Virginia, a writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Rappahannock Times wrote, "This is one of the books that will grow in value each year and will be inestimable value to future historians." The Genealogical Quarterly of London, England, wrote, "This book has been competently and authentically compiled and provides a major contribution to American genealogy." Charles Warner was also a member of the Jamestowne Society, The Society of the Lees of Virginia, The Baronial Order of Magna Charta, The Friends of Saint George's and Descendants of Knights of the Garter. In later life, Charles Warner lived in the Northern Neck, having inherited Accakeek Farm in Richmond County from his father. In 1981, he married Anne Dudley George Hagerty, of Smithfield in King and Queen County. Charles W.H. Warner is survived by his wife, Anne Hagerty Harp Warner; two stepchildren, Reno Sheffer Harp IV and Anne Harcourt Harp Vaeth; two sisters-in-law, Meriwether H. Rumrill and Susannah H. Farley; two stepgrandchildren, Emily Harcourt Vaeth and Gregory Benjamin Vaeth Jr.; six nephews and two nieces. He was predeceased by a sister, the late Elizabeth W. Trible. A graveside service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Millers Tavern, on Sunday, August 23, 2009, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 278, Millers Tavern, 23115; The Essex Public Library, 117 N. Church Street, Tappahannock, Va. 22560; or the Essex County Museum and Historical Society, P.O. Box 2939, Tappahannock, Va. 22560. Arrangements by Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock.
Warren Jimmy Lee Warren died in the early afternoon hours of Aug. 13, 2009 after a brief illness following surgery earlier in the week. He was preceded in death by his first loving wife, Nancy, his daughter, Cheryl, his son, Brian, his parents, and one brother. Survivors include his loving and dear wife, Charlotte; his youngest son, Mark, his daughter-in-law Maria E. Warren; his loving grandsons, Kevin and Lee Warren, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; his brother, Clyde "Zeke" Warren, his sister, Doris W. Van Blairicom; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and many special friends. He was loved and will be missed by many... especially his family. He was born in Glade Spring on Jan. 3, 1932. He graduated Marion Senior High and attended the University of Virginia. He served the citizens of Smyth County and the Commonwealth of Virginia for the last 35 years as Clerk of the Circuit Court of Smyth County. He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Marion and served in many civic positions and organizations during his life. He was also the Youth Governor of Virginia during high school. Friends were received at Seaver-Brown Funeral Home in Marion on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 6 until 9 p.m. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Aug. 16, at First United Methodist Church in Marion at 3 p.m. A committal service immediately followed in the church. The Rev. Jonathan Jonas officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FUMC in Marion, the Brian Warren Children's Education Trust Fund, AmSouth Bank, 9206 Parkwest Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37923 and to the Nancy H. Warren Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Bank of Marion. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at, . Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 540-586-3443., Make a memorial contribution
will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Johnsons Cemetery, Johnsontown. Fox & James Funeral Home, Eastville, is in charge.
WEHRY, Rodney "Rod" Jr., 70, a devoted, loving husband, father and pop, of Mechanicsville, passed away Monday, August 17, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janice Wehry; two daughters, Beverly Fritter and husband, John, Tricia Eichenlaub and husband, Matt; three grandsons, Tommy Bosher, Rodney "Little Rodney" Bosher, Brady Eichenlaub; one grandchild to be born in January; one sister, Betty Sharp and husband, Garland; three brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews; and two miniature dachshunds, Mindy and Bean. Rod loved woodworking and yard work and was a retired employee of the County of Henrico, where he was a Supervisor for Henrico Public Works East End. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. Service will be 12 p.m. Thursday at Corinth United Methodist Church, where Rod was a 42-year member. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the .
Freddie R. Weiss, 75, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2009. The Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, in the Roanoke Chapel of Lotz Funeral Home., Make a memorial contribution
will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Bethel Cemetery. Walker's Ayres Chapel, Bethel, is in charge.
Terry E. Willard Terry Eugene Willard, 37, of Bland died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, in Hillsville. Funeral service was held Sunday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel with Pastor Duane Steele officiating. Interment was in the Gladesboro Cemetery. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Chapel Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Williams, Nelda B. - Nelda B. Willams Nelda B. Williams (Mom, Pamma, Grandma, Omaw, Omama, Sister, Aunt) - 80, On August 11, 2009, went to be with her ....
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WILSON, Gertrude Manning, passed away on August 17, 2009. She was born Gertrude A. Sears on August 25, 1917, in North Carolina, to John Mordecai Sears and Ellen West Sears. After her mother died in the 1918 - 1919 influenza epidemic, she was adopted in 1920 by James A. and May M. Manning. In 1933, she graduated from Boydton High School and subsequently entered State Teachers College (now Longwood University), graduating in 1937. After marrying Charles Staples Wilson in 1947, she lived and taught history and English in Farmville, primarily at Prince Edward Academy, until her retirement in 1982 concluded a career of over 40 years of teaching. She was preceded in death by her husband, four sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her son, Dr. Charles S. Wilson Jr., his wife, Pam; and her grandson, Robert M. Wilson. Gertrude enjoyed a long happy life, which included a love of family, travel and the gift of being a skilled conversationalist and listener. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Puckett Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at Farmville United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 19. Memorial contributions may be made to Farmville United Methodist Church or Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va.
will be conducted 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at Greenhill Church of the Brethren with the Pastor Shawn Tanner officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, August 19, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at John M. Oakey & Son, Salem. To send condolences online please register at, Make a memorial contribution
James M. Woodberry NORFOLK - James Mitchell Woodberry, 52, a native of Norfolk, passed away Aug. 9, 2009, at his residence with his family by his side. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and Norfolk State University with a B.S. degree. He retired from Verizon. He was a gifted musician and singer with the Pentecostal Gospel Singers. He was a dedicated member of the Basilica of Saint Mary and sang in the Gospel Choir and the Male Chorus. He also worked in the eatery. He was predeceased by his mother, Ethel Verdeller. He is survived by his father, Heyward Woodberry; his sisters, Karen Woodberry and Gwendolyn Davis; his beloved niece, Keeyauna Nicole; his adopted sister and friend, Faye Jones; and his devoted life partner of 18 years, Howard Hemmerich; many aunts, uncles and cousins, dedicated church family and a host of wonderful friends. The celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the Basilica of Saint Mary, 232 Chapel St., Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his church or the . Hale Funeral Home is in charge., Make a memorial contribution
Woods Mary Evelyn Blankenbeck- ler Sage Woods, 71, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol. She was preceded in death by brothers, William, Sam, Buddy and Rufus Thomas, and sisters, Callie Anderson and Bessie Robbins. Survivors include three sons,Jimmy Blankenbeckler of Adwolfe, David Blankenbeckler of Abingdon, and Darrell Blankenbeckler of Sugar Grove; two brothers, Joe Thomas of Seven Mile Ford and Elmer Thomas of Saltville; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville with the Rev. Benny Frye officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to help with expenses. Online condolences may be made at drhendersonfun, . D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Conley Arlin Young Conley Arlin Young, age 70 of Tazewell, VA, died Mon., Aug. 10, 2009 at the home of his son in Troutville, VA. Born July 26, 1939 at Nebo, VA, he was a son of the late Sheridan William and Lola Mae Thompson Young. He was a US Marine Corps Veteran. Mr. Young was an avid automobile enthusiast and restorer. He especially loved restoring several of his beloved Fords. He participated in local auto shows and also was an avid fan of Tazewell High School football and wrestling. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Young and David Young; one sister, Dorothy Young Northcutt. Survivors include his wife, Karin Young; three sons, Gary "Hoss" Young and wife, Rhonda, of Troutville, VA, Glenn Young and wife, Stephanie, of Bluefield, WV, and Deacon Young and wife, Debbie, of Tazewell, VA; two daughters, Robbie Young and Charity McDaniel both of Tazewell, VA; two brothers, Wayne Young of Jonesboro, TN and Roger Young of Springville, VA; three sisters, Loretta Buchanan of Reading, OH, Vivian Meade of Tazewell, VA, and Martha Perdue of Tazewell, VA; ten grandchildren, Brandon McDaniel, Eric McDaniel, Jeremy Young, Megan Young, Darrah Young, Jarred Young, Derrick Young, Justin Young, Lake Young, and Leif Young; numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Fri., Aug. 14, 2009 at the Young Family Cemetery at Nebo, VA in Smyth County with the Rev. Lawrence Hayes officiating. Military graveside rites were conducted by members of the VFW Post of Marion, VA. Pallbearers were Brandon McDaniel, Eric McDaniel, Mark Young, Tim Young, Mike Young, and G.K. Kitts. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons, Jeremy, Jarred, Derrick, Justin, Lake and Leif Young. The family received friends at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA from 6-9 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 13, 2009. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Karin Young, 407 Surface Drive, Tazewell, VA 24651.
, the family invites everyone to a luncheon and time of visitation in the fellowship hall of the church. Burial in Wakefield Cemetery will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the Purviance Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son, Wakefield. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Freedom House Recovery Center, 104 New Stateside Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, a non-profit treatment center. Condolences may be posted at, Make a memorial contribution