Monday, November 2, 2009

Virginia Obituaries 11/02/09


 

Adele Donati BAGLEY

BAGLEY, Adele Donati, of Richmond, died October 31, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Bagley; her brother, David J. Donati III; a sister, Vivian Ryan Williams. She is survived by her children, Dr. John J. Bagley Jr. and his wife, Gwen, the Honorable Carol Bagley Amon and her husband, Thomas, Gayle Bagley Augst and her husband, Michael, Terrence M. Bagley and his wife, Cynthia; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Lorrie Donati Nissley and her husband, James. Adele was born in Richmond and grew up in Church Hill. She attended Westhampton College and graduated from Smithdeal Massey Business School. Before raising her family she worked at Reynolds Metals Corporation as an executive assistant. Adele was a loving mother and devoted wife. At the time of her death she was a resident of Westminster Canterbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday November 3, at St. Bridget Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.


 


 

Alderman, Elsie Mae Edwards

Elsie Mae Edwards Alderman, 85, of Pilot, Va., passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2009. Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Alfred Lee Goode

Alfred Lee Goode, 75, of Delaware, departed this life on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at his residence., A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at the Salem Baptist Church by Reverend Curtis Hedgeman. Burial will follow at the Goode Family Cemetery., The viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the church., Thacker Brothers Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


 


 

Alisha M. Miller

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Allen, Mary Ann

s were private. Arrangements were entrusted to Loving Funeral Home., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Angela L. Taylor

She was a graduate of Hampton High School and Hampton Institute (Hampton University). Angela was a Technical Writer for IBM and other companies and a member of several organizations including Romance Writers of America. She built a network around her three 'loves', the Lord, family and friends., Angela is survived by her mother, Edith L. Taylor; three sisters, Sherita Webb (Pastor Henry), Pastor Pamela Holley (Pastor B. Holley) and Loretta Taylor; two brothers, William H. Taylor Jr. and Ivan Taylor (Princess); and a host of other family and friends., A viewing will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at the funeral home with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. A homegoing service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Nickelson-Cummings Funeral Chapel.


 


 

Anna L. Jones

She was preceded in death by her parents, Booker T. and Louise Jones., She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, LaSonica 'Candi' Williamson (Eddie); one son, Derrick Jones; two grandchildren; two sisters, Clarice Cotman and Debra Harris (Calvin); one brother, Zack Starkes (Doris); one aunt, Lila Greene; her longtime companion, Warren Hampton; devoted friend, Gertie Hampton; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


 


 

Anna Lee JONES

JONES, Anna Lee, 58, of Charles City, Va., departed this life Friday, October 30, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Booker T. and Louise Jones. She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, LaSonica "Candi" Williamson (Eddie); one son, Derrick Jones; two grandchildren; two sisters, Clarice Cotman and Debra Harris (Calvin); one brother, Zack Starkes (Doris); one aunt, Lila Greene; her longtime companion, Warren Hampton; devoted friend, Gertie Hampton; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 East Laburnum Ave. where viewing will be held on Tuesday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral service 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at Little Elam Baptist Church, 8840 Church Ln. Charles City, Va. Rev. James Johnson officiating. Interment church cemetery.


 


 

Anna Stump RYAN

RYAN, Anna Stump, 86, formerly of Richmond, Va., passed away in Williamsburg on Saturday, October 31, 2009. She was born in Richmond on January 11, 1923 to the late Dr. and Mrs. Claude Emmett Stump and Iva Rutledge Stump. The widow of Robert Emmett Ryan, she is survived by her son, Robert of Henrico, Va.; her daughter and son-in-law, Connie and John Cole of Toano, Va.; her grandson, Charlie Cole of Winchester, Va.; and her sister, Catherine S. Grubbs of Henrico, Va. Anna was a graduate of Randolph-Macon Women's College and a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. A graveside service will be held in Richmond at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 213 McLaws Circle, Suite 2B, Williamsburg, Va. 23185, or Hospice Community Care, 1064 Loftis Blvd., Suite C-2, Newport News, Va. 23606.


 


 

Armstrong, Minnie

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Augustine Weewoka STEWART

STEWART, Augustine Weewoka, 87, a proud Chickahominy Indian, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 31, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Cora Stewart; daughter, Doreen; grandsons, Wade and Jamey; great-granddaughter, Dare; and sisters, Vernell and Flossie Adkins. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Adele A. Stewart; three sons, Louis (Patsy), Clifford (Bertha), Julian (Becky); one daughter, Dorothea (Linwood) Cannada; eight grandchildren, Darrin (Daphne), Corey (Bobbie), Shane (Shawn), Jon (Tanya), Lin (Erica), Traci (Daniel), Ross (Jessica) and Josh; 12 great-grandchildren, Dustin, Devin, Samantha, Jessica, Caylin, Chase, Whitney, Larsen, Christian, Keenan, Nina, and Kaylee; daughter-in-law, Sandra Stewart; and sister, Claudie Adkins. He developed lifelong friendships and served the community willingly. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday (today), November 2, 2009, at Nelsen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Samaria Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family would like express heartfelt gratitude to Odyssey HealthCare Hospice and family and friends for their compassion and caring. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Samaria Baptist Church Scholarship Fund.


 


 

Baker Jr., Willie

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Biggs, Houston L.

Houston L. Biggs, 82, of Thaxton, Va., passed away Sunday, November 1, 2009. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Blankenship, Gertie Mae Wood

s 11 a.m. Monday, November 2, 2009, at Simpson Funeral Home, 540-366-0707., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Brenda C. BRANCH

BRANCH, Ms. Brenda C., of Richmond, departed this life October 28, 2009. She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Branch; one grandson, Josiah Tonkins; her mother and stepfather, Thelma and Willie Smith; one sister, Gloria Smith; three brothers, Mark, Willie and Allen Smith; three aunts, one uncle, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Avenue, where memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. Rev. Bertha Baskerville, officiating. Family and friends assemble at the funeral home, 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. Online condolences can be made at www.jenkinsjr.com.


 


 

Brickley, Kathleen

Kathleen M. Brickley VIRGINIA BEACH - Kathleen M. Brickley passed away peacefully Oct. 31, 2009, at home with her loving family at her side after a 4-year bout with cancer. She was born Oct. 17, 1953 to the late Jack and Mary Schraepfer, in Sharon Hill Pa. Left to cherish Kathleen's memory are her husband of 31 years, James; three sons, Patrick of Los Angeles, Timothy of Lawrenceville, Va., and Brian of Virginia Beach; her twin grandchildren, Bryce and Haylei and their triplet sisters, Heidi, Lily and Caitlyn, and their parents Melissa and Mark Cooley; sister, Patricia Chapman and husband Jackie; four brothers, Paul and wife Kathy, Jack and wife Mary, Tommy and wife Michelle, and Michael and wife Peggy, all of Pennsylvania; also numerous nieces and nephews. Kathleen moved to Virginia Beach in 1987 as a Navy wife, and began what became one of her loves: Boy Scouts of America. As a Den Leader in Cub Scout Pack 475, she had 12 boys and three assistant leaders. "This is fun," she would say - that all led to taking on larger roles. Over the years they included staff member of day camps, Dad and Lad camping weekends, Scout Shows, Catholic Committee Retreat-o-ree's, Beaver Days and Tiger Days at Pipisco Scout Reservation and Committee Member of Troop 375 and Troop 363. She went on many weekend camp outs and long-term summer camps with the Troops which led to being selected as a member of the Order of the Arrow. She was also a member of the training team, Kempsville Roundtable Staff and director of the Webelos Leaders training for the last eight years, Pow-Wow's University of Scouting and District Dinners, the list goes on and on. Kathleen was always there to register you. Kathleen will be deeply missed in the Scouting family. A funeral will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road, with a reception to follow. Burial will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date. The family requests memorial donations to be made to Sentara Hospice. You may offer condolences at www.mem.com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Carter, Edward Douglas

Edward Douglas Carter, of Roanoke, Va., died on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Services will be held 2 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2009, at Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Carter, Jeffrey Thomas

s will be conducted Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 1 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. N.R. Taylor and the Rev. Jimmie Lee Price officiating. Interment will follow in the Nyoka Memorial Cemetery, Ironto, Va. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Charles Bennett HARMON

HARMON, Charles Bennett, 91, of Mechanicsville, Va., passed from this life on October 31, 2009. He was the son of the late Charles Barry Harmon and the late Emma Melton Harmon. He was born on June 28, 1918 and was a lifelong resident of the Richmond area. Mr. Harmon was a graduate of John Marshall High School. At the age of 16, he won the Richmond City Junior Tennis Championship in doubles. He bought his first investment rental property at the age of 18. Mr. Harmon was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a general contractor in Richmond for 30 years. He was a 52-year member of Fairmount Memorial Baptist Church, where he taught a Sunday school class for 20 years. Mr. Harmon was a member and past president of the East Gate Lions Club, served on the board of directors of the Glen Lea Babe Ruth League, was a member and past president of the Mechanicsville Pike Businessmen's Association, was a member of the Izaak Walton League of America, and was a 61-year member of Richmond Randolph Lodge #19 AF&AM, ACCA Temple Shrine, and the Scottish Rite Bodies. Mr. Harmon was also the grandson of a Confederate veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Marian Lowry Harmon; his daughter, Bette J. Harmon; and his sister, Emily H. Strange. He is survived by two sons, W. Barry Harmon and his wife, Linda, of Richmond and C. Rady Harmon of Mechanicsville; one daughter, Janet H. Dunnevant of Mechanicsville; four sisters, Geraldine H. Jordan of Escanaba, Mich. and Casa Grande, Ariz., Audrey H. Mayo of Venice, Fla., Mary H. Adkins and Ann H. Ring, both of Mechanicsville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. His remains rest at Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, Mechanicsville, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fairmount Memorial Baptist Church, 4205 Ravenswood Road, Richmond, Va. 23222. Interment will follow at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fairmount Memorial Baptist Church or to a charity of one's choice.


 


 

Chattin, Larry B.

Larry B. Chattin, 76, of Goodview, Va., passed away Sunday, November 1, 2009. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 


 


 

Clarence W. DEMPSEY

DEMPSEY, Clarence W., 81, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2009. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Ida Louise Dempsey; a daughter, Edna Foard; and a son, Steve Dempsey. He is survived by his wife of three years, Violet M. Dempsey; daughters, Rosie Sydnor, Diane Dalton, and Barbara Prousalis; sons, Eddie, Victor, and Jeff Dempsey; sisters, Mildred Barlow, Shirley Hresan, and Norma Sue Dillard; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and stepdaughter, Judy Crouch. Clarence served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army during WWII. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 4600 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, Va. 23060.


 


 

Claud Jr., John

John Thomas Claud Jr. CHESAPEAKE - John Thomas Claud Jr., 68, died Nov. 1, 2009, at his home. Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Ethel F. and John T. Claud and he was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Claud Dawson. He retired Aug. 1, 2003 as a real estate appraiser for the U. S. Navy. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Veronica Davis Claud; four sons, John Thomas Claud III and wife Christie W. Claud of Courtland, Va., William Franklin Claud, Stephen Michael Claud and wife Susan E. Claud, and Gregory Davis Claud, all of Chesapeake; grandchildren, Katheryn S. O'Connors, Cortney B. O'Connors, Justin D. Claud, C. Blake Claud, and C. Blair Claud; and sister, Claudette Claud of Drewryville, Va.; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be private. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, is serving the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 901 Eden Way N., Chesapeake, VA 23320. Condolences may be registered at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Coleman, Agnes

will be celebrated. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Coleman's name to the Sign Post United Methodist Church, 3089 Flemming Road, New Church, VA 23415. A guestbook is available at www.mem.com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Conner Jr., Arnold Loyd

s will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009, in the Horne Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Cass Horton with interment to follow in Piedmont Cemetery, Shawsville. "2 Timothy: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith", The Conner family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hornefuneral, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Cooper, Ruby Melinda

Ruby Melinda Cooper, 65, of Roanoke, Va., passed away Saturday, October 31,2009. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Crowder, Howard L.

2 p.m. Monday at Oakey's East Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

DUNCAN, Ronald Echols (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Ronald Echols DUNCAN 11-02-30 06-20-09, Happy Birthday, Your first Birthday in Heaven with God, you will always be, in our hearts forever., We love you & forever miss you, Lovewife Saundra,, Patsy, Brendan, Kathy,, grandchildren and family, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Danell Greene

HAYES - Danell Davis Greene, 37, died Oct. 30, 2009, at Riverside Regional Medical Center with loved ones at her side., Danell was a graduate of Gloucester High School and was Parts and Service Manager for Guaranteed Auto. Danell enjoyed gardening, especially her tomato and cucumber garden. She loved to go shopping, but her greatest joy was spending time with her daughter, going to the beach, the playground and doing so many fun things with her., Danell touched everyone she met with her infectious smile and inner warmth and her magnetism was irresistible, as she was surrounded by so many friends. We loved you while you were with us, we love you now, and we will never forget you., Her father, Danny Eugene Davis, preceded her in death., She is survived by her mother, Sharon Davis; son, Daniel Greene; daughter, Johnna Rae Bishop; companion, Johnny Bishop "Baby Love"; brother, Brock Davis; and many loving relatives and friends.


 


 

Davies, Edward

Edward R. Davies PORTSMOUTH - Edward Ray Davies, 78, died Oct. 31, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Born March 19, 1931, in Norwalk, Conn., he was preceded in death by his parents, James William and Catherine Davies, four sisters and two brothers. Ed served 22 years in the United States Navy and retired as a lieutenant from the Department of Transportation/ Elizabeth River Tunnel after 20 years. Ed was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church, the D.A.V., Police Association of Virginia, Moose Lodge No. 898, and Kentucky Colonels. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dixie Lee Davies; three sons, Kendall Ray Davies and fiancĂ©e Crystal Zook, Mark and Lisa Davies, and Keith A. Davies; three grandchildren, Casey, Chance, and Ean B. Davies; a sister, Loraine "Tootie" Gliffort; and beloved ex-daughters-in-laws, Arlene and Darlene Davies; and our "Special Mother," Mildred E. Smith. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for Ed throughout his many illnesses. We also wish to extend our sincere appreciation to the staff at the R.A.I. Dialysis Center on Airline Blvd. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Tom Potter. Entombment with full military honors will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CHKD, P.O. Box 2156, Norfolk, VA 23501-9873., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Davis, Michael Wayne

s will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at the chapel of John M. Oakey and Son, Salem, with the Rev. Gary Butcher officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at John M. Oakey and Son, 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Derian, Paul Sahak (Mike)

Doctor Paul Sahak (Mike) Derian, of Marion, Va., passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at Smyth County Hospital Marion, Va., in the presence of his beloved wife, Beverley Birchfield "B.B." Derian and their children. Mike Derian led a long and colorful life. He had a distinguished career as an orthopaedic surgeon. A lifelong athlete and competitive runner into his 80's, he was an imposing presence in the local, state and national street and track running scene. Throughout his life, he was blessed with an extensive, loving family, devoted friends and the strong support of the Episcopal church community., Born July 25, 1922, in New York City, he was the first generation of Armenian and French immigrant parents. Mike attended public school and, following high school graduation, volunteered for the United States Navy and served as a pharmacist's mate during World War II., Mike attended the University of Virginia on the GI Bill. He completed his undergraduate degree in 1946, medical degree in 1951, and orthopaedic surgery residency in 1956; he was elected into the Raven Society and Sigma XI medical fraternity. He was also the proud captain of the UVA baseball team, where he played third baseman and outfield., Mike served as professor and chief of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Mississippi for 20 years. Throughout his tenure at the University of Mississippi, he was a fearless champion of the underprivileged. He suffered many criticisms and risks as he promoted racial equality, desegregation and equal medical care during the tumultuous Civil Rights era., In 1978, Mike moved to Marion, Va. to begin a private orthopaedic surgery practice. Shortly thereafter, he fell in love with and married Beverley Birchfield "B.B." Thompson and happily settled into the Marion community. He greatly enjoyed raising the three Thompson boys, Dan, Bill and Jim. Mike was a national figure in competitive tennis and running, and won many awards and medals throughout his late adult life. Mike had many friends, few foes and loved every aspect of living in Marion., Mike was preceded in death by an infant older brother, Arthur Bayenderian (d. 12/28/1919); his mother, Renee Marie Tabore Bayenderian (6/15/1895 5/8/1984); his father, Sahak Bayenderian (3/31/1891 6/29/1975)., Mike is survived by his wife, Beverley Birchfield "B.B." Derian; his older brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Armen and Mrs. Marilyn Derian, of Alexandria, Va.; children, Daniel Benjamin and Delta Thompson, of Roanoke, Va., Dr. William "Bill" Brodie and Tracy Thompson, of Marion, Va., James Berkeley and B'easy Thompson, of Blacksburg, Va., Renee Brooke Derian, of New York, N.Y., Dr. Thomas Craig Derian and Jennifer Strauss, of Chapel Hill, N.C., Michael Tabore Sahak Derian and Margaret Atwell, of Washington D.C.; and grandchildren, Leslie Blue Derian, John Thomas Derian, Laura Nicole Thompson, Dana Fenton Thompson, Taylor Lee Thompson, Trey James Thompson, Frank Hollingsworth Thompson, Virginia Berkeley Thompson and Sophia Derian Thompson., . Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 401 West Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354., Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at, . Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Derian Family., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Dews, Virginia Hooker

Virginia Hooker Dews, 69, of Martinsville, Va., died Saturday, October 31, 2009. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at Norris Funeral Services Chapel, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Dolly Fay Huffer CHILDRESS

CHILDRESS, Dolly Fay Huffer, died on October 31, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" J. Childress Jr.; her parents, Whitney Boyd Huffer and Elise Elizabeth Fitzgerald Huffer; former husband, James M. Kirtley Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon K. Needham and her husband, C. Malcolm Jr.; son, James M. "Marty" Kirtley Jr. and his wife, Jackie, Greg W. Kirtley Sr., William J. "Joey" Childress III; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bliley's - Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road. Graveside service will be Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery.


 


 

Dr. John Richard EDWARDS "Dick"

EDWARDS, Dr. John Richard "Dick," age 87, of Richmond, Va., passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2009. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late Dr. Thompson and Carmella Schlenn Edwards. Dr. Edwards was also preceded by his beloved wife, Lillian Solomon Edwards, and son, Alan Edwards. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army for four years during WWII. Dr. Edwards earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in vocal performance at Yale University and Indiana University, and his doctorate in historical musicology at the University of Iowa. He taught at the University of Mississippi, Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and for 20 years at Virginia State University, retiring in June of 1988. Upon his retirement, he was honored by being given the rank of professor emeritus for his long years of devoted service in the discipline of teaching, for exemplary performance in the classroom, and for distinguished work which was an inspiration to his many students. Dr. Edwards was also past director of publicity and past president of the Petersburg Symphony. He is survived by his children, Karen Packer and husband, Michael, of Petersburg, Rebecca Halpern and husband, Jack, of Henrico County, Va., and Steven Edwards and wife, Robin, of New York, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Cremation Service on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. A funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. with interment following in Rodolf Sholom Cemetery, Petersburg, Va. The family would like to thank the devoted caregivers Dr. Edwards had during the past two years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Petersburg Symphony at 19 Goodrich Ave., Petersburg, Va. 23805. Condolences to the family may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.


 


 

Edith Robinson BURGESS

BURGESS, Edith Robinson, 83, of Richmond, Va., departed this life on Friday, October 30, 2009. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Rosa Fox and Barbara Burgess; one grandson, Karif Fox; one great-granddaughter, Kiya Fox; three sisters, Virginia Taylor, Mildred Lewis, and Juanita Robinson; two devoted nieces, Jean Pace and Barbara Pitts; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held on Tuesday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services 12 noon Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at St. Paul's Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Rd. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.


 


 

Edward Penn 

Nov 2, 2009 Edward Penn, 71, of 119 Antioch Church Street, Ridgeway, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. Hines Funeral Services in Martinsville will announce arrangements.


 


 

Elizabeth Antone BAGENT

BAGENT, Elizabeth Antone, 95, of Point Harbor, N.C., formerly of Richmond, Va., and widow of Clarence E. Bagent Sr., passed away on October 29, 2009. She is survived by two daughters, Anne Elizabeth (Betty) Bowry and Diana Wingfield (Chuck); two sons, Clarence E. "Bubba" and Bill "Buster" (Hia); six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many wonderful friends. A visitation with family will be held at St. Edwards' Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 2, 2009. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. Bliley's - Chippenham will be assisting the family.


 


 

Elizabeth C. Miller

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Elsie L. Poole

Elsie was a member of the Northampton Church of Christ, had taught Sunday School, worked in Vacation Bible School and been involved in ladies groups and mission support. She enjoyed church activities, sewing, gardening, reading and talking on the phone with her friends. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. One of her very endearing qualities was that she often made little craft items and mailed them to her "grands" and "greats"., Elsie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George Poole., She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Jean Poole Burton and her husband, John of Portsmouth, R.I.; sons, George William Poole and his wife, Fran of Fort Worth, Texas, and Al Poole and his wife, Betty of Broken Arrow, Okla.; five grandchildren, Kevin Poole and his wife, Jennifer of Christiansburg, Va., Charles "Chuck" Burton of Norfolk, Va., Rebecca "Becky" Burton of Brooklyn, N.Y., Alexandra Poole of Tulsa, Okla., and Alison Poole of Fort Worth, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Reagan Poole, Samantha Poole and Jackson Poole; beloved sister-in-law, Sadie Watkins; several nieces and nephews; and also special friends, Pam and Wayne Miller, Linda Poole and Ed Arborgast.


 


 

Emily F. DAVIS

DAVIS, Mrs. Emily F., entered eternal rest on October 29, 2009. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Jacqueline D. Ford; beloved grandson, Davion C. Ford; sisters, Doris L. Harris, Sadie I. Phillips, Yolanda Fox, Rolanda Lofton, Marion Davis-Branch; four nephews, among them, devoted, Ronald N. Harris and Robert N Harris; adopted son, Julian V. Ford; stepdaughter, Deborah D. Harris; stepson, Conrad J. Davis III; best friend and devoted caregiver, Annie D. Carter; godchildren, Stephanie Wilson, Antionette Phillips, Kelsie Moore, Clabray Phillips, Antwontan Shead, Darryl Smith Jr., and Jayden Phillips; and a host of other relatives and friends. Her remains rest at the W.S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home, 2700 North Ave. Funeral services will be conducted at the Good Shepherd Baptist Church at 28th and R Streets on Wednesday, November 4th at 1 p.m. Rev. Dr. Sylvester T. Smith officiating. Interment Roselawn Memory Gardens.


 


 

Fannie C. Bailey

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Flora, Kevin Peters

Kevin Peters Flora, 48, of Rocky Mount, Va., passed away Sunday, November 1, 2009. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Florine O. McMahon

Born in Barnesville, Charlotte County, Va., on Sept. 13, 1923, she had been a resident of Newport News since early childhood. She attended Stonewall Jackson Elementary School, and after graduating from Newport News High School, she began a career in the insurance business which lasted over 50 years. She was a long-time, active member of the Insurance Professionals of the Virginia Peninsula. She was an Accredited Advisor in Insurance, and a Certified Professional Insurance Woman, with a specialty in auto and casualty insurance. She loved the conventions and conferences which were held all over the United States. She was known to say that after her death, no matter where she was, she was sure to be having a good time with the "dern old insurance women.", Florine was preceded in death by her parents, Eliza and Thomas McMahon; two sisters, Theresa Love and Mary Campbell;, and one brother, Thomas I. McMahon., She is survived by her sister, Virginia Baxter; and her brother, John P. McMahon; along with numerous nieces, grandnieces, nephews and grandnephews., Florine was a lifelong Catholic. She first attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and then became a charter member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. She had a special interest in the OLMC food pantry program., Services for Florine will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Peninsula Memorial Park.


 


 

Frances D. Hillis

Hillis, Frances D., 85, of Richmond, widow of Ben F. Hillis, Jr., died Saturday, October 31, 2009. She is survived by two daughters, Linda H. Clark of Midlothian and Wanda H. Sims (Ernest) of Corpus Christi, Texas; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a sister. Mrs. Hillis was a member of Ridge Baptist Church for 46 years. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., where services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Westhampton Memorial Park.


 


 

Frank Gregory 

Nov 2, 2009 The funeral for Frank Stone Gregory, 96, of 3155 Figsboro Road, Martinsville, who died Oct. 29, 2009, was held Sunday at Norris Funeral Services and Crematory. The Revs. Douglas Ramsey and Randy Winn officiated. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park. Pallbearers were Arthur Boyd, Deane Bourne, John Jamison, Tommy Stokes, Calvin Jones, Lawrence Cockram, Chris Hall, Mike Mabe, Cecil Stone, Kenny Cooper, Lee Freeman and Sgt. Bobby Gregory Jr.


 


 

Fred LAWSON

LAWSON, Fred, 66, of Midlothian, passed away October 31, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Jane Lawson; son, Eric Lawson; granddaughter, Chelsea Lawson; mother, Wilmoth Lawson; brother, William Lawson; and two sisters, Peggy Gayle and Janney Priddy. His family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bliley's -Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Road. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gill Grove Baptist Church, 10726 River Road, Chesterfield, Va. 23838. Interment Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gill Grove Family Life Center.


 


 

Fringer, Mike

s will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey's East Chapel with the Rev. Eric Slusher officiating. Interment will follow in Lithia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's East Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Gardner, Reva Alene

s 11 a.m. Monday, November 2, 2009, at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Gerald E. Fox

NEWPORT NEWS - Gerald Edward Fox, 88, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at Morningside Assisted Living. He was the father of Gail Burke and her husband, Tom, of Newport News. Private services will be in Lee Center, N.Y., at a later date.


 


 

Goins, Frances Elizabeth Jones

to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 11 a.m. at the Woodlawn Mausoleum in Bluewell, W.Va. The Rev. Ray Amos, First United Methodist Church, Bluefield, Va., will officiate. Visitation will be held at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, Bluewell, W.Va., on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Flowers are welcomed or donations can be made to your church or favorite charity. Online condolences to the family will be accepted at www.cravens-shires. com. Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the family., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Gould, Angelina

Angelina Franca Gould NORFOLK - Angelina "Lina" Franca L'Erario Gould, 75, passed away Oct. 31, 2009. A native of Milan, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Franco and Antonia L'Erario. She was the co-owner of Mamma Lina's Italian Restaurant in Norfolk. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bernard John Gould; her son, Frank B. Gould and wife Susan of Norfolk; her daughter, Roxanne C. Spellman and husband Robert of San Diego, Calif.; her sister, Ezia L'Erario and Gabriele Chiodi of Milan, Italy; and the love and joy of her life her two grandchildren, Stephen A. Spellman and Cameron T. Spellman, both of San Diego, Calif. She is also survived by two nephews, Sandro and Andrea Bajbadino, both of Milan; a cousin, Angelina M. Lioercio and husband Antonino and family of Norfolk; a special friend, Ellen A. Rooney and family of Norfolk; and many other loving relatives and friends. Lina was a very caring and loving person to all and will be greatly missed. A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Dan Beeman officiating. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the or a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Grady Holley 

Nov 2, 2009 The funeral for Grady Holley, 89, of Linthicum, Md., who died Oct. 29, 2009, was held Sunday at McCabe Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Lewis Harris officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park. Pallbearers were Mike Phillippi, David Joyce, Moyer Merriman, Tim Byrd, Gene Teague, Benny Gray, L.D. Oakes and Curtis Holley. Norris Funeral Services and Crematory handled arrangements.


 


 

Harry S. Dickson

Preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Amelia J. Dickson; and his beloved wife, Margaret F. Dickson., Left to cherish his memory, two sons, Karim Hamid of Tomah, Wis., Kevin T. Haynes of Portsmouth, Va.; one daughter, Stephanie H. Kendall of Hampton, Va.; three grandchildren, Aisha N. Kendall, Kevin Haynes and Steven Haynes; two brothers, George Dickson of Georgia, and Harold Dickson of Catskill, N.Y.; four sisters, Joan Sims, Carole Watson, Gloria Ford all of Catskill, N.Y., and Catherine Thomas of Kissimmee, Fla.; and a host of nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at noon at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 1242 W Queen St., Hampton, with the Rev. Dennis Patterson., Memorial Contributions can be made to the St. Cyprian's Building Fund.


 


 

Harvey Lee HUDSON Jr.

HUDSON, Harvey Lee Jr., 88, died Sunday, November 1, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara D. Hudson. Born in Richmond, Va., on September 21, 1921, he was the son of the late Harvey L. Hudson Sr. and Mary Lillian Hudson. He is survived by his cousins, Laura Jane Dwyer of Richmond, Ruby Huffer of Harrisonburg, and Robbie Clatterbuck of Staunton; four children, Marcus P. Dickinson of Bahama, N.C., John R. Dickinson of Roanoke, William W. Dickinson of Knoxville, Tenn., and Anne Dickinson L'Orange of Windsor, Colo.; and nine grandchildren. Mr. Hudson graduated from the University of Richmond and was featured as the "morning personality" on WRVA in the 40s and WLEE in the 50s and 60s. He was well-known as a stage and show "Master of Ceremonies" and was a lifetime honorary member of the Azalea Festival of North Carolina. He was emcee of the Virginia Junior Miss Pageants in Roanoke and the Miss Richmond Pageant in Richmond for many years. Although many people knew him as a "radio, TV and stage entertainer," he began his management career with WLEE in 1948. He was the manager of WLEE Broadcasting Corporation, which later became Nationwide Communications Corporation. He was the Vice President and Manager of WLEE and Channel 8 TV for Nationwide. In the late 70s, he brought Channel 35 WRLH TV to Richmond. Mr. Hudson was also one of the founders of TVX Corporation, which became one of the country's largest independent TV operators in the 80s. A member of Epiphany Lutheran Church, a former board member of Richmond Rotary Club, Mr. Hudson was also an "Honorary Lifetime Member" of the Ashland Kiwanis Club. Mr. Hudson recently celebrated 70 years in radio broadcasting. In 1991, he founded and hosted a radio program on WTVR.AM and later WZEZ.FM called "Harvey Hudson's Passing Parade." This radio show continues to air Saturday mornings on WLEE. Most recently, he was heard and seen on numerous radio and TV commercials, and as part of the four public TV documentaries called "Memories of Richmond." The family will receive friends at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 West Broad Street, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at Epiphany Lutheran Church with interment to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Virginia Home: Wheelchair Fund, University of Richmond George Modlin Scholarship Fund, Central Virginia's Public Radio and TV, or Epiphany Lutheran Church on Monument and Horsepen Road.


 


 

Henry CARTER

CARTER, Henry, of Ashland, Va., departed this life on November 1, 2009. His remains rest at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518. N. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va. 23005. Funeral notice later. 


 


 

Hill, Marion Ralph

2 p.m. Tuesday at Alleghany Memorial Park, Low Moor. Arrangements by Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hoback, Clarissa Nichols (Peggy)

s 2 p.m. Monday, November 2, 2009, at the chapel of John M. Oakey and Son, Salem, 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hudgins, E. Linwood

. In addition to his parents, Linwood was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila H. Phillips. He is survived by his friend and companion for more than 34 years, Patricia Suggs; seven sons, Stanley and Randy Hudgins, Jack, Mark, Ron, Paul, and Chad Suggs; a daughter, Pam Brown; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Norfolk. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 's ., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hurt, Virginia Saul (Jenny)

will be conducted 2 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2009, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

I. Louise J. McGhee

Nov 2, 2009 The funeral for I. Louise McGhee, 64, who died Oct. 30, 2009, was held Sunday at Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. John Shelley officiating. Burial was in the Wyatt family cemetery. Pallbearers were John Barker, Cecil Barker, Jason McGhee, John Spencer, Carl McGhee and Lawrence Clark. Bassett Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Irene RICHARDSON

RICHARDSON, Mrs. Irene, of Richmond, departed this life November 1, 2009. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral notice later. 


 


 

James B. Wagner III

PHOENIX, ARIZ. - James Bruce Wagner III, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully after a long illness at age 53, on Oct. 24, 2009. 


 


 

James E. Richards Sr.

No Description Available! 


 


 

James Mundell Jr.

HAMPTON - James Mundell Jr., 88, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009., A volunteer at the Langley Air Force Base Hospital, he was very committed to wounded warriors. He was a member of Acacia Lodge #579, AF & AM in Taylor, Pa., He was preceded in death by his wife, Evangeline Mundell; a brother, Herbert Mundell; and a sister, Babe Mundell., Survivors include his children, James Mundell III of Tacoma, Wash.; two daughters, Heather Jean Reardon of Harrisonburg, Va., and Gail Joan Mileady of Lomita, Calif.; and two sisters, Annie Dwyer of Hiksville, N.Y., and Olive Mundell of Astoria, N.Y.


 


 

Jerry L. ATKINS "Red"

ATKINS, Jerry L. "Red," went to be with the Lord after a long and courageous battle with cancer on October 31, 2009. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Atkins King. Left to cherish his memory, are his wife, Ida C. Atkins; his daughters, Crystal Atkins Grublis (Mike), Jane P. Jernigan (Mike), Sarah G. Lipford; and one son, Douglas Parrish Jr. (Hannah). He leaves behind his 10 precious grandchildren, Brandi, Brandon, Cody, Dylan, Emma, Marcus and Jacob, Shelby, Heidi and Brookelynn; also his sister, Linda K. Perryman; and many faithful friends, as well as the wonderful ladies from Hospice of Virginia who made his passing much easier. At his request, family and friends are asked to meet together at his home on Thursday, November 5, 2009 for sharing memories and fellowship between 12 and 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the John's Cancer Foundation, (804) 327-8708, and Hospice of Virginia.


 


 

John Anthony GORMLEY Jr.

GORMLEY, John Anthony Jr., age 77, of Chester, Va., passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2009. He was born in Troy, N.Y., the son of the late John A. Sr. and Mildred Kirwin Gormley. Mr. Gormley was also preceded in death by his son, Paul Gormley, and a sister, Mary Curry. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Laney Gormley; daughters, Brenda Smith, Jane Borneman, Angela Stratis, and Kimberly Bray; a sister, Kathleen Flavin; a brother, Edward Gormley; grandson, J.P. Gormley; and six granddaughters, Alexandra and Stephanie Smith, Haley and Blair Borneman, and Jessica and Sarah Bray. A memorial service and celebration of Mr. Gormley's life will take place at the Chesterfield chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association , Richmond Chapter, at 2788 Hydraulic Rd., Suite 4, Charlottesville, Va. 27410. Condolences to the family may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.


 


 

Jones, Douglas Eugene

at a later date. Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Joseph C. Butler

Joe was a WWII Veteran, who at the age of 19, received a Purple Heart, when he lost his leg in battle. He loved his country and was very proud to have served in the Army., In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice R. Butler; son, Joseph 'Bubba' Butler II; and two brothers, Charles C. Butler and Ernest Butler., Left to cherish his memory are, his daughter, Janice B. Neff and her husband, Richard of Newport News; sisters, Elsie Shenk of Jessup, Ga., and Laura Mae Seburn of Newport News; brother, Ara 'Teeny' Butler and his wife, Linda of Williamsburg. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Amy N. Shumate and husband, Ronnie, Ryan Neff and Stacie Gribble and her son, Kameron, Cassie Butler, J.C. Butler III; great-grandsons, Chase Shumate and John Moore. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Gloria Thompson and husband, Donald of Mathews; and many special nieces, nephews and friends., The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Peninsula Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.


 


 

Joseph G. Howe Jr.

Arrangements with Hill and Wood are incomplete. 


 


 

Josephine O'Connor

Josephine "Jo" O'Connor, 88, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2009., Jo was born on May 26, 1921. She became Walter O'Connor's "bride" on July 25, 1942, and they were married for 67 wonderful years., Jo was the mother of Candice Rice and the late Thomas O'Connor and the mother-in-law to Kenneth Rice and Jean O'Connor., She is survived by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Jo was the sister of Eleanor Christie and the late Margaret Garrison., She volunteered for 21 years at Martha Jefferson Hospital, gave often to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and was an active member of the Catholic Church., Jo's motto was "Live. Love. Laugh." That's what she always did, and that's what people did when they were with her., A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 14, 2009, at St. Bede Catholic Church.


 


 

Kathy Swinson

Kathy was fervent in her belief in God's Word, and a true servant to others. She remained steadfast in her love and faith in the Lord until her death., She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents, Edward and Ella Norton; and her beloved adopted mother, Mary N. Owens and stepfather, Willard A. Owens Sr., She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Jesse R. Swinson; her loving brother, Clinton A. Cooper (Letha), her loving and devoted sister, Diana M. Smith (John), brother, Delano F. James (Latise), all of Hampton, Va., and brother, Woodrow James Jr., (Rosemary) of Woodbridge, Va.; stepbrothers, Gee Eley (Melvia) and Christopher Owens (LaSandra) and stepsister, Cervoni Owens (Vincent Noland) all of Newport News, Va.; sisters-in-law, Thelma Swinson and Betty Jean Swinson; brother-in-law, Willie Swinson all of Philadelphia, Pa.; two aunts, Virgil Melton, of Virginia Beach, Ruby T. James of Bronx, N.Y.; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.


 


 

Katrina Forsythe APPLEGATE

APPLEGATE, Katrina Forsythe, of San Antonio, Texas, died October 31, 2009. 


 


 

Larry D. Anderson 

Nov 2, 2009 Larry Dean Anderson, 61, of 241 Creek Way Trail, Ridgeway, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at his home. Community Funeral Services in Ridgeway is in charge of arrangements. 


 


 

Larry D. Deskins 

No Description Available! 


 


 

Laurie K. Mayo

She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and had been a Peninsula resident for 30 years., Laurie was a very caring and compassionate person, which showed in her love for people as she worked with the elderly at The Chesapeake and James River Convalescent Center, and her love for animals as she was involved in the rescue of cats. More recently, she worked for Peninsula Property Management., Survivors include her parents, Deane and Gail Cunningham of Hampton; her companion, Norm Goeres of Yorktown; two children, Julie Burke of Warren, Ohio, and Brent Goeres of Yorktown; two brothers, Jeff Cunningham and his wife, Jessica of Hampton, and Doug Cunningham and life partner, Tom Newman of Norfolk; and her 2 'Rots', Miah and Max., A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at 7 p.m. at First Apostolic Church, 814 N. Mallory Street, Hampton.


 


 

Lee, Annie Bell

s 1 p.m. Monday at Morning Star Baptist Church. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Leiderman, Marjorie

Marjorie Leiderman NORFOLK - Marjorie Leiderman, 84, daughter of the late William and Dora Wolman Bullock, died Nov. 1, 2009, in a local hospital. A lifelong resident of Norfolk, she was the founder, owner and with her husband, operated Leiderman Caterers for 30 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Nathan Leiderman, and her son, William Ross Leiderman. She is survived by her son, Martin Leiderman and his wife Ina Mirman Leiderman; her grandson, Adam Leiderman, all of Virginia Beach, and her sister, Myra "Tutsie" Lipkin and her husband Walter Lipkin of Boca Raton, Fla. A funeral will be conducted at noon today, Nov. 3, at the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments by Rabbi Arthur Ruberg, Rabbi Susan Tendler and Cantor Gordon Piltch of Congregation Beth El, and Cantor Elihu Flax of the Beth Sholom Village. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will observe shiva at the home of her son, Martin, through Friday at noon, Saturday evening after 7:30 p.m. and Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Congregation Beth El or a charity of your choice., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Linda S. Knife

Born on June 15, 1926, in Farmville to the late Albert Marston and Sarah Paulette, she was one of 14 children., Being quite the adventure, Linda left home at the age of 18 to work in Richmond and Williamsburg. While working at a diner in Williamsburg she met the light of her life, Pvt. Hal Knife, and married him within the year. Linda became a career Army wife and truly loved and traveled with Hal wherever she could. Their union lasted 62 glorious years till Hal was called to his just reward in November of 2008., Linda was a PRN, doing private nursing duties and later received a floral design license. Linda and Hal also ran a small thrift shop in Lee Hall for several years before they both retired., Linda is survived by six children, Benjamin Knife of Regietertown, Md., Linda Roberts of Gloucester, Gary Knife of Lee Hall, Pamela Rossman of Williamsburg, Bea Lundy and David Knife of Newport News; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren., Linda was a kind and generous person who loved nothing better than her family., She will be thought of often and missed always.


 


 

Louis Watson HEADLEY

HEADLEY, Louis Watson, crossed the bar on October 31, 2009. "Pop," 90, of Richmond and Callao, Virginia was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Hale-Headley; his parents, Lindsey and Hilda Headley of Callao; his brother, Arthur Headley; and his sister, Garnet Headley. He is survived by four children and their spouses, his daughter, Bonnie and Mike Burger, and his three sons, Louis and Barbara Headley, Bill and Judy Headley, Dennis and Marilyn Headley; his sister, Julia Bowen; and his good friend, Bayne O'Brien. Pop is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and three nieces. All of us will miss him greatly. He was a skilled craftsman in carpentry, masonry, and cabinetry, and loved working with his hands, and continued working into his late 80s. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at Gibeon Baptist Church in Village, Virginia. A celebration of life memorial will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009, location to be announced later. Online condolences may be made on welchfuneralhomeva.com.


 


 

Loveless, Dorothy

will be held at Morrison United Methodist Church Chapel, 1005 W. Main St., Leesburg, Saturday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Karen Burris officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778. Thank you, Hospice. Condolences may be left at, Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, Fla., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Marjorie Stafford

Mrs. Stafford enjoyed her work and co-workers with York County School Board. She was active with a large variety of volunteer groups including the Yorktown and Cape Henry Women's Club, APVA, NASA, Waterman's Museum and Riverside Hospital., She was predeceased by her husband, Carl H. Stafford Sr., She is survived by her children, Carl H. Stafford Jr. of Hilo, Hawaii; Barry G. Stafford of Kihei, Maui; Scott W. Stafford of Albuquerque, N.M.; Joyce Stafford Magary of Virginia Beach, Va.; brother, Howard Griffith of Newport News, Va.; and her sister, Doris Elliott of Las Vegas, Nev., The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at Weymouth Funeral Home, Newport News, on Sunday, Nov. 1. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Gentry of Providence United Method Church at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at the Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Peninsula Memorial Park., Memorial donations may be sent to Davis Corner Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 68785, Virginia Beach, VA 23471; or a charitable organization of your choice.


 


 

Martha Lucile Poole GAYLE

GAYLE, Martha Lucile Poole, widow of Dr. Seth Gayle Jr. Col. U.S. Army MC, died October 31, 2009. She was born to Frank B. and Pricilla C. Pool on January 6, 1913 in Montgomery County, N.C. She grew up and was educated in South Carolina. She attended Winthrop College for two years before entering Nurses Training at Spartanburg General Hospital, Spartanburg, S.C. where she graduated in 1937. She did civilian nursing for three and a half years before joining the Army Nurse Corps in 1941 where she served for eleven and a half years and rose to the rank of Major. She earned the Bronze medal with two battle stars, European medal, and VE Day medal. Mrs. Gayle had two tours of duty in Europe (France and Germany) as well as numerous assignments in the States. In 1944 she went with the 116th Evacuation Hospital to France and Germany as Chief Nurse. The unit crossed the Rhine River on Easter Sunday of 1945 and later assigned to Dachau Concentration Camp the day after it was liberated. She often said: "If ever I did anything for humanity it was there." Her second tour of foreign duty came in 1949 and was assigned as operating room supervisor and assistant chief nurse of the Port Hospital at Bremerhaven, Germany. It was there that she met her future husband. Mrs. Gayle is survived by one son, Lynn P. Gayle, his wife, Linda; two grandchildren, Kelley E. and Sands A. Gayle; two stepchildren, Barbree G. Henderson of Baltimore, Md. and Seth B. Gayle of Richmond; five stepgrandchildren, Thomas S. Henderson, Gayle M. and her husband, Michael J. Maxwell, of Baltimore, Md., Albert L., Martin L., and Robert C. Gayle of Richmond; three great-grandchildren, Thomas K., Veronica G. Maxwell of Baltimore, and Nolan Gayle of Richmond; two sisters, Catherine P. Causey of Conway, S.C. and Jennie P. Curtis of Columbia, S.C.; one brother, John Milton Poole and his wife, Josephine, of Chesterfield, S.C. The family will receive friends and relatives from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bliley's - Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., Richmond, Va. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m Wednesday at Ginter Park United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ginter Park United Methodist Church General Fund, 1010 W. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227.


 


 

Mary Ethel RIEKERS

RIEKERS, Mary Ethel, died November 1, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Al; son, Al; his wife, Jean; daughter, Susan Bower, her husband, Steve; grandchildren, Heather, Jordan, Brian, Nicole, and Troy. Memorial service Wednesday, November 4, 1:30 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arthritis Foundation or Memorial Fund at Providence UMC.


 


 

Mason, Edward Jackson

s will be held at noon on Monday, November 2, 2009, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Mattie Carter REGAN "Leola"

REGAN, Mattie "Leola," Carter, 102, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, October 31, 2009. A native of Chadbourn, N.C., she had been a resident of Chesterfield County, Va. since 1952. Leola was married to James Hugh Regan of Cerro Gordo, N.C. on May 23, 1925. She was a loving mother to seven children, one daughter and six sons. She loved children and assisted in the raising of many of her grandchildren. She has 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Leola was preceded in death by her husband, James Hugh Regan, and two sons, Lawrence Everett Regan, and Montgomery John Regan. Survivors include her daughter, Delores R. Hardy; her sons, James Hugh Regan Jr., Linwood B. Regan and his wife, Helen, Frank Hoyt Regan and his wife, Shirley, and Shelby Gene Regan and his wife, Judy, and John Regan's wife Sandra. Her family will receive friends 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Bliley's -Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Piney Forest Church Cemetery in Chadbourn, N.C.


 


 


 


 

Mildred C. MEGGINSON

MEGGINSON, Mrs. Mildred C., of Chester, departed this life October 28, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Megginson; two daughters, Monica Megginson-Wade and Marcia Megginson; four granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Pryor (Garland) and Mrs. Edna Mason; two brothers, Herman Crenshaw (Evangeline) and Robert Crenshaw; mother-in-law, Ethel B. Megginson; sisters-in-law, Gladys Woodson, Dr. Ethel Bayley-Scruggs and Gloria Megginson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts., where the family will receive friends Tuesday, (today), 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 4, 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2611 Bells Rd. Rev. John Wynn, pastor. Eulogy by Rev. Ronald C. Taylor. Interment in Maury Cemetery.


 


 

Miller, Elizabeth

will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, by the Rev. Edward C. Johnson and Chaplin William H. Morris. Memorial donations may be made to the , 604 Constance Woods Drive, Suffolk VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Murphy Sr., Robert and Ruth (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Our Parents Robert L. Murphy Sr. August 16. 1915 - April 2, 2004 Ruth R. Murphy December 4, 1925 - July 7, 2008 Mom and Dad were married on November 2, 1945 and celebrated 58 years of marriage. God called Dad home in April 2004 and Mom looked forward to the day that she would be with him again. In July 2008 while Mom was singing "How Great Thou Art", God called her home. Mom and Dad are together in their "Heavenly home" and are celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary. Mom and Dad, thank you for being wonderful and loving parents. We love and miss you. Robert Jr. & Judy, Ronald & Lora, Randall & Debbie, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Myrtle Marshall

Marrs Marshall, Myrtle Marie Marrs Marshall, 89, of Charlottesville, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2009, at a local hospital., She was born on March 1, 1920, in Albemarle County, a daughter of the late Russell and Mary Gardner Marrs. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mamie Davis, Virgie Bishop, and Mary Corbin; and two brothers, Russell Marrs Jr. and Curtis Marrs., Myrtle was a member of Belmont Baptist Church for all of her adult life., She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Lawrence Clay Marshall; a daughter, Bonnie Gail Spradlin and her husband, Lindsay, of Fluvanna; a son, Lonnie Marshall and his wife, Donna, of Albemarle; four grandchildren, Sherry Botkin and her husband, Berlie, of Fluvanna, Shannon Spradlin of Fluvanna, Luke Marshall of Richmond, and Sam Marshall of Albemarle; four great-grandchildren, Ellee, Karsyn, Talan and Rigginz Botkin; a sister, Bertha Burgess of Fredericksburg; two brothers, Franklin Marrs and Billy Marrs, both of Fredericksburg; and many beloved nieces and nephews., A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at the Belmont Baptist Church with the Reverend Greg Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery., The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home., Friends may send flowers or make memorial contributions to Belmont Baptist Church, 830 Monticello Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902.


 


 

Myrtle S. Trent 

Nov 2, 2009 Myrtle Smith Trent, 89, of Rocky Mount, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at Waddell Nursing Home in Galax. She was born Feb. 10, 1920, in Henry County to Nathan McGhee Smith and Mattie Clifton Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Floyd Thomas Trent; a son, Thomas Wayne Trent; three brothers, Ray Lee Smith, Gilmer Smith and Fred Smith; and two sisters, Lucille Warren and Doris Rakes. She was a longtime member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Trent Riddle of Galax; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred S. Tatum of Ridgeway; and many other relatives. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount, with Dr. Jack Corvin officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4504 Starkey Road, S.W., Suite 115, Roanoke, Va. 24014; or the American Diabetes Association, 530 E. Main St., Suite 200, Richmond, Va. 23219.


 


 

Norma Jean Williams

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles B. Williams of Newport News; her son, Charles Gregory Williams, of Newport News; her niece, Judy Savage, of Newport News; and her beloved cat "Chessie". 


 


 

Nuckols Sr., Richard Spottswood

Richard Spottswood Nuckols Sr., 90, of Lexington, Va., died October 30, 2009. There will be a visitation Monday, November 2, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Harrison Funeral Home and Crematory, Lexington, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Oneal R. Rutledge

She was a missionary Evangelist under the late Elder Samuel Barrett., She later relocated to Newport News and became a member of Walters Temple AME in the 50's., She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Arthur R. Rutledge; one son, Arthur R. Rutledge III; her sister, Queen E. Thomas; grandchildren, Renee Mason Rutledge Miller, Alonzo Bennett, Wesley Bennett and Casondra Bennett; great-grandchildren; a special niece, Virginia Sanders; two special friends, Rena Carr and Belinda Washington; special friends, Walter Chandler, Richard Thomas, Mr. .Larry Scott; and a host of cousins, nephews, and nieces.


 


 

Preddy, Randolph (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory Of Randolph Preddy December 8, 1937-November 2, 2008 A year ago God called you home so sudden we didn't get to say goodbye and only He knows why. We cherish your memories and though we can't see you, you're always by our side. Without you here nothing is the same. We Love and Miss you, Your Family, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Price, Thomas Dewitt

s 11 a.m. on Monday, November 2, 2009, at the chapel of John M. Oakey and Son, Salem, Va., 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

R. Michael Wyatt

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Racilia Jones CAMPBELL "Ceil"

CAMPBELL, Racilia "Ceil" Jones, 69, of Richmond, departed this life on October 30, 2009. She was a retired Philip Morris employee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Campbell, and parents, Edith B. Epps and Reuben Jones. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, daughter, Tracie Morgan (John); and son, Derric Howard; one sister, Catherine Hubbard; two brothers, Ryland and Terrance (Tammie) Jones; five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 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. Thursday, November 5, 2009 at St. Paul's Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Rd., Bishop J. Lewis Moore II officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.


 


 

Ralph Rodelle GRUNDY

GRUNDY, Ralph Rodelle, 90, of Richmond, Va., died Thursday, October 29, 2009. Born in Taylorville, Ill., Christian County, August 25, 1919, he was the son of the late Ralph Lowder Grundy and Josephine Marie Funderburk Grundy; brother of the late Charles Duane Grundy; and father-in-law of the late Constance D. Grundy. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Alice Vernell Daniel Grundy. He is survived by his daughter, Diane G. Eddleton and her husband, Earnest, of Ashland, Va.; son, Roger R. Grundy of Richmond, Va.; grandson, Craig D. Eddleton and wife, Jeannine of Christiansburg, Va.; sister, Gloria G. Van Peeren of Lakewood, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Andrew, Margaret Alice, David, James and Elliott Grace Eddleton, all of Christiansburg, Va. Mr. Grundy was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran who retired from Overnight Transportation Company and was a longtime employee of Carter Brothers and was a member of the Hi-Plane Racing Pigeon Club for many years. The family will receive friends at Bliley's-Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.


 


 

Reginald S. Boykin Sr.

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Rev. Linwood FAULK

FAULK, Rev. Linwood, of Richmond, departed this life November 1, 2009. Remains rest and Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral notice later. 


 


 

Reynolds, Deborah Gene Helms

s will be at Oakey's North Chapel 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009, with the Rev. Brian Clingenpeel and the Rev. J.R. Graybill officiating. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2009, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Rita Massenberg REESE

REESE, Rita Massenberg, departed this life on October 29, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Clifford and Almeta C. Massenberg. She is survived by three children, Clarence "Rickey" Massenberg (Mildred), Patricia Dennie, and one devoted daughter, Tonya Reese-Palmer (Robert); four grandchildren, Tony, Johnathan, Taylor, and Trey; seven great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends remains rest at Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave., and where funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Hodge officiating.


 


 

Robert Lee TALLEY

TALLEY, Robert Lee, 82, of Richmond, died October 31, 2009. Son of the late Horace A. and Julia Talley. He was preceded in death by his brother, Horace A. Talley, and is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mary C. F. Talley; two sons, Robert Lee Talley Jr. of Richmond and Robert Eugene Talley of Florida; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Thomas E. Frayser of Oakland, Calif., Robert Lee Frayser of Payson, Ariz., and Mary Morris of Roanoke, Va.; eight stepgrandchildren; sisters, Margaret T. Shelton of Richmond, Va. and Ruby D. Gellispie of Clarks Hill, S.C.; brother, Charles W. Talley of Mechanicsville, Va.; one niece and three nephews. Mr. Talley served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific. He retired from the City of Richmond after 30 years of service. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bliley's - Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Laurel Park United Methodists Church. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Laurel Park United Methodist Church or the American Lung Association.


 


 

Robert Lewis Wright

Robert Lewis Wright, 69, of Ruckersville, died Saturday, October 31, 2009, at the Martha Jefferson Hospital., Bob was born July 20, 1940, in Charlottesville, the son of the late Robert Lee Wright and Littie Allen Wright., Bob attended Lane High School and William Monroe High School. He also served in the United States Air Force. He was employed for IBM and the Commonwealth of Virginia in computer services., In 1960, he married Constance Mae Hussey., He is survived by three sons, Robert Larence Wright of Charlottesville, Russell Lewis Wright of Stanardsville, and Richard Lee Wright and his wife, Lilli, of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Rachelle Leia Wright, R. Lucas Wright, Robert Lee Wright and Ryan Liam Wright; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Good and Betty Nines; two brothers, Gordon Wright and James Edward Wright; and many nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends., A funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at the Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, Virginia with the Reverend Arthur Dechent officiating., The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at Ryan Funeral Home., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Bob's memory to the Greene County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 302, Stanardsville, VA 22973 or the Ruckersville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 789, Ruckersville, VA 22968 or the charity of one's choice., Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Robert S. Stowe 

Nov 2, 2009 Robert Shelburne "Shell" Stowe, 70, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at his home in Fieldale. He was born May 19, 1939, in Patrick County to James Robert Stowe and Fredia Lawson Stowe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five half brothers, Walter Stowe, Arthur Stowe, Howard Stowe, Russell Stowe and Enoch Stowe; and three half sisters, Addie Smith, Hallie Corns and Mary Sue Macemore. He was a retired truck driver and part-time farmer and a member of Valley Drive Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Annie Hopkins Stowe; one son, Robert Stowe Jr. of Fieldale; one daughter, Sandra Evans of Fieldale; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; three sisters, Doris Tuggle of Patrick County and Beatrice Hopkins and Marie Hopkins, both of Fieldale; one half sister, Ada Gauldin of Martinsville; and a half brother, Otis Stowe of Patrick County. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hopkins family cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Rakes officiating. The family will receive friends at his home, 71 Artwood Drive, Fieldale. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Fund, c/o Martinsville Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1124, Martinsville, Va. 24112. Bassett Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Roger W. Snow

Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


 


 

Ronny Davis Sr.

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Russell Donald ADKINS Sr.

ADKINS, Russell Donald Sr., 68, of Charles City, Va., departed this life on October 30, 2009 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Iva Adkins. He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted and loving wife, Juphenia "Feen" Adkins; four daughters, Donna Gaines, Fara Adkins (Leon), Monica Coles (Alan) and Iva Adkins (Anthony); two sons, Russell Jr. (Ann) and Levin (Valerie) Adkins; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Lee Jones, Doris Johnson and Janice Adkins; three brothers, Harry (Doris), Adolphus and Gilbert Adkins; three sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law; two aunts, Bessie Quivers (William) and Clarice Hughes; two devoted nephews, Harold Crewe (Rebecca) and Anthony Cotman Jr. (Volanda); a devoted cousin, Carroll Hughes (Hester); a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Avenue, where viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and where family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2009 at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 5500 Adkins Road, Providence Forge, Va. Rev. F. Wayne Henley officiating. Interment church cemetery.


 


 

SAUNDERS, Janice (Joyce) (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Janice (Joyce) SAUNDERS 12/19/1942 ~ 11/2/2007, It has been two years since you left us, but our pain has not eased. We still grieve for you everyday, but will rejoice when we see you again., Your Loving Family, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

ST. CLAIR, Scott Barnett (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Scott Barnett ST.CLAIR 11/2/1961 ~ 8/6/2007, Remembered with love, on your birthday., Mom, Dad, Todd, Maria, Nancy and Friends, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Samuel SHAW

SHAW, Samuel, departed this life October 31, 2009. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral notice later. 


 


 

Sanders, Brenda Mae

at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 2 p.m. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral home and Crematory, Lexington, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Schmidt, Bradley

Bradley Schmidt, 20, of Roanoke, Va., passed away Sunday, November 01, 2009. Arrangements by John M. Oakey and Son, Salem. 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Sean D. Cunningham

He is survived by his parents, Edward and Brenda Cunningham; his sister, Kelly Hunter; Uncle Larry Turlington and wife, Zella; Aunt Pat and husband, Gerald Geiger of Plymouth, Wis.; Uncle Harry Cunningham of Plymouth, Wis.; Aunt Mary Cunningham of Allentown, Pa.; and Uncle Mike Cunningham of Allentown, Pa.; and several cousins., Sean was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Turlington and Harry and Mae Cunningham., Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home., A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, in the chapel of W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home with Bishop William R. Foley officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.


 


 

Simmons, Kenneth L.

s 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at Ridge Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and other times at the home, 139 Bennett Farm Road, Asheboro, N.C. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Sinclair, Bertha

Bertha Beatrice Sinclair NORFOLK - Bertha Beatrice (Moss) Sinclair of the 900 block of Lexington Street, also known as BB, Bertha Beasley, Baby Bea, Beautiful, and B Louise, died Oct. 29, 2009, peacefully in her sleep at home after a long illness. She was 82. She was born in Norfolk on Feb. 10, 1927 to Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Moss. She was a very giving person who loved children and was always willing to help someone in need. She was loved by everyone who knew her. On June 25, 1954, she married Alex Sinclair Jr., a World War II veteran. He endured the battle with her and survives at home. They had a long life together that produced five daughters, Mattie Lee (Johnnie) of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Rosa Burton (Johnnie), Alexazene Hitchcock (John), Gloria Sinclair (Randy) and Thomasine Cohen (Roy), all of Norfolk. Also surviving is her sister, Mary Powell of Baltimore. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Mattie, and brothers, Shirley, Allen, Charles, Lewis and Thomas Moss. She leaves behind a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Viewing hours are from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Graves Funeral Home, 1631 Church St., Norfolk. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel by the Rev. C.M. Springs Jr. Burial will be in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.gravesfuneralhomeinc. com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Slater III, James Lee

at the family's home. Jim's family expresses their deepest appreciation to the staff of the Virginia Veterans Care Center, especially Unit 1 East, and to Gentle Shepherd Hospice, for their excellent and loving care to Jim and to the family during his illness. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Virginia Veterans Care Center, Unit 1 East, 4550 Shenandoah Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Va. 24017; The , or Gentle Shepherd Hospice, 6045 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Va. 24019. John M. Oakey and Son, Salem is in charge of the arrangements. 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Stevens, Juanita Robertson

s will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Lotz Vinton Chapel with the Rev. Burrell Baker officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Stowe, Robert Shelburne

2 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009, in the Hopkins Family Cemetery. Arrangements by Bassett Funeral Service., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Stverak, Robert (Bad Bob)

Robert (Bad Bob) Stverak, of Salem, Va. and Sarasota, Fla., died October 28, 2009. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Monday, November 2, 2009, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Salem. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Theo Smalling

HAMPTON - Theo Smalling, 22, captain of Hampton University's men's basketball team, died Oct. 26, 2009. Viewing will be held today at Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home from noon to 2 p.m. Final services will be in Tampa, Fla. Arrangements by Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Thomas E. Dillon

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Thompson, Dick (Featured Guest Book)

Dick Thompson, a pioneer in auto-racing public relations during nearly 40 years at Martinsville Speedway, died Wednesday, the track announced. He was 74., Thompson was working as a racing writer for The Roanoke Times in 1966 when the late Martinsville Speedway founder, H. Clay Earles, hired him to help publicize events at the track, said W. Clay Campbell, Earles' grandson and now the track's president., Thompson was the track's first public relations director and was only the second full-time public relations representative in NASCAR, the speedway said in a news release.


 


 

Tolbert, Ronnie Lee

s, 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at Colbert-Moran Chapel, Gretna., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Tommy Birden

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Trent, Myrtle Smith

at Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

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Mary Susan Carter Witt Mary Susan Carter Witt, 56, of Lynchburg, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009. She is survived by her husband, William Edward Witt. Born Oct. 31, 1953, in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of the late Erskine Thomas Carter Sr. and Ruby Johnson Carter. She attended Hyland Heights Baptist Church. Survivors also include three children, Lawrence W. Burley Jr. and wife, Suzanne, of Rustburg, Timothy D. Burley and wife, Marlana, of Lynchburg, and Christopher D. Burley and wife, Jackie, of Rustburg; three sisters, Carolyn Crews and husband, Robert, of Concord, Perscilla Elliott and husband, Tommy, of Lynchburg, and Frances Martin and husband, Randy, of Lynchburg; a brother, Thomas Carter Jr. and wife, Dana, of Madison Heights; eight grandchildren, L.B., Lucas, Logan, Travis, Amanda, Aaron, Tyler and Chase; sister-in-law, Rosa Williams and husband, Leroy, of Lynchburg; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel by Pastor Rick Magee. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and at other times at the residence of Lawrence Burley Jr. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Hyland Heights Building Fund. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.whittenfuneral home.com. Whitten Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Timberlake Chapel, is assisting the family.


 


 

Virginia Pullen

Virginia Sue Dodson Pullen, 76, of Stanardsville, formerly of Madison, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 1, 2009, at Evergreen Nursing Home. She was surrounded by her loving family and the many friends she made at Evergreen who took such wonderful care of her for two years., She was born January 30, 1933, in Rappahannock County, the daughter of the late Washington Irvin Dodson and Ethel Fincham Dodson. She was also preceded in death by sister, Mary Lou Dodson; and a brother, George Dodson., Mrs. Pullen is survived by her children, Debbie Nicholson and her husband, Danny, of Madison, Timmy Pullen and his wife, Suzie, of Quebec, Canada, and Larry Pullen of Richmond; a brother, Jackie Dodson and his wife, Hannah, of Brandy Station; a sister, Eleanor Shore and her husband, Ray, of Charlottesville; a sister-in-law, Doreen Dodson of Ashburn; and four grandchildren, Jamie Ryan, Lindsey Erin Nicholson, Timmy and Kristina Pullen., Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison conducted by Danny Nicholson and Pastor Josh Shifflett with a private interment at Madison Memorial Gardens., The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at the funeral home.


 


 

Wade, David Wayne

s will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lotz Vinton Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Scotty Carpenter and the Rev. Kelly Dampeer Sr. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel. Online condolences to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Walker, Aurelia Elizabeth Hampton

s will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at Garden of Prayer # 7 Visions of Faith Ministries, with the Bishop Shadrack Brown Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 2, 2009 at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Walter OSBORNE Jr.

OSBORNE, Walter Jr., of Chesterfield, departed this life October 30, 2009. He was preceded in death by his son, Murad McDonald. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Patricia Osborne; one daughter, Ayesha F. Osborne; two sons, Fakhir I. Osborne and Walter J. Osborne III; granddaughter, Taleigha Charity; mother, Mary E. Osborne; four sisters, Alice Jones (Garfield), Tauheedah Jabbar, Katherine Ford (Howard) and Lillian "Pearl" Steele (Callie); one aunt, one uncle, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, two sisters-in-law, four brothers--in-law, and a host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts., where funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 4, 12 p.m. Pastor Wayne A. Meekins, officiating. Interment in Maury Cemetery.


 


 

Wilda Jeter

NEWPORT NEWS - Evangelist Wilda Jeter entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009., A native of New York, Wilda was born Jan. 22, 1927, to the late Leroy and Louise Saunders., She was preceded in death by three sons, Paul, Billy and Marbley; two daughters, Darlene and Pamela; and one brother, Roland., She accepted the Lord at an early age and answered the Lord's call into ministry in 1980. She moved to the Hampton Roads area in 1994. Prior to her death, Wilda was a member of Faith Deliverance Baptist Church where she served as an Associate Minister., She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Marbley L. Jeter; sons, Lawrence Woods (Sandra), the Rev. Gregory Woods (Gloria) and Robert Copeland; daughters, Toya Arrington (Herbert), Genine Williams, Veda Frederick, Antoinette Morris (Charles) and Tarin Keith; brother, Conrad Saunders (Lena); 30 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends., Homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at Faith Deliverance Baptist Church with Bishop Bennie L. Kingwood Sr., officiating. Burial will follow at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, Va. Viewing will be at the church on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service., The Jeter family is receiving services of comfort at Nickelson-Cummings Funeral Home, 4304 Victoria Blvd., Hampton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

William C. Robinson Jr.

Bill retired from Newport News Public Schools after 27 years of service as a teacher; he also served his country in the U.S. Air Force., He was preceded in death by his parents, William C. Robinson Sr. and Eva Devane Robinson., Survivors include his wife, Marie Robinson; daughter, Lisa Brooks and her husband, Adam; four sisters, Mary Mask, Jo Bankston, Christine Callaghan and Mozelle Dean; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Hall and Tahwannah Turner; grandson, Will Brooks; and numerous nieces and nephews., Graveside services will be held in McDowell Memorial Park in Marion, N.C., Contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005., Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

William H. Taylor Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda; daughter, Linda Copley, Friendswood, Texas; son, William H. Taylor Jr., Hampton, Va.; and six grandchildren; brother, Ray Taylor, Salem, Va.; two sisters, Nancy Brown, The Villages, Fla., and Betty Odom, Roanoke, Va., Memorial donations may be directed to the Villages Hospice House, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162., National Cremation Society is in charge of the arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

William T. Thacker

Nov 2, 2009 The funeral for William Tavender "Bill" Thacker, 82, of Ferrum, who died Oct. 29, 2009, was held Sunday at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Bassett, with Pastor Ricky Bates officiating. Burial was in Friendship Manor Cemetery, Ridgeway, with military honors by the Martinsville-Henry County Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers were David Shelton, Neil Rigney, Ralph Thompson, Fevzi Yalin, Donnie Edwards and Steven Thacker. Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Bassett handled arrangements.


 


 

Wirt, Lois Durmon

hour. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to First United Methodist Church, 135 4th Street, N.W. Pulaski, Va. 24301 or to the First Pentecostal Holiness Church 955 Memorial Drive, Pulaski, Va. 24301. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Woods, Willa D.

Willa D. Woods, 96, of Concord, Va., died Sunday, November 1, 2009. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Yolanda Louise Hawkins

Yolanda Louise Hawkins, 35, of Charlottesville, departed this life on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at the University of Virginia Medical Center., She was born in Newark, New Jersey on December 13, 1973, the daughter of Thomas and Lillie Carr. She was the wife of Richard Lee Hawkins., She was a stay at home mother and a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister. She was a member of New Covenant Pentecostal Church and a member of the Praise Team. Her love for Christ was evident in the songs she sung and the joy that she gave to others who knew her. Her favorite pastimes were shopping and spending quality time with her family., She leaves to cherish her memory, a devoted husband, Richard Lee Hawkins; a daughter, Shantika Nicole Hawkins; four brothers, Thomas, James, William, and Stefon Carr; two sisters, Antionette, and Danielle Carr; and a host of other relatives and friends., Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church with Bishop William Nowell officiating., Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery.

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