Joyce (Pat) Abe, 79, of Roanoke, Va., passed away Thursday, November 19, 2009. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel., Make a memorial contribution
Agnes Marie Hyde, Agnes Marie "Heidi" Hyde, 69, of Charlottesville, died of cancer on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at home, surrounded by her loving family., She was born in New York City on August 27, 1940, the daughter of John Hyde and Marie Hyde., She was an independent Wills and Trust attorney in Charlottesville for 20 years. She received both her undergraduate and law degree from the University of Virginia. She was also a member of Grace Episcopal Church., Survivors include her husband, Thomas Waring Best; her mother, Marie Haiss Hyde; her daughters, Christine Page and Christine's husband, Frederick, of Keswick, and Jacqueline McCabe. Her stepchildren are Alice Dugan and Alice's husband, David, and Lawrence Best and his wife, Mona, all of Durham, North Carolina. There are two grandchildren, Dane and Addison Dugan; and four sisters and brothers, John Hyde and his wife, Rosemary, of Pasadena, California, Jeanne and John Chacko of Suffolk, Virginia, Laura and Paul Pascale of Avon, Connecticut, and Kevin and Jackie Hyde of Ashburn, Virginia. Among her many friends, special mention is due to Alice MacInnis and family., A memorial service will be held 12 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2009, at Grace Episcopal Church, Route 231 in Cismont, with the Reverend Julie Norton officiating., A graveside service will will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Monticello Memory Gardens., Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.
He was born in Aulander, N.C., to Ernest and Cora Hale and a resident of the Peninsula since 1966., His last duty assignment was with the Continental Army Command, Fort Monroe, Va. His Army service included U.S. Army European Theater of Operations during WW II, with subsequent assignments overseas in Japan, Korea, Alaska and the Caribbean Islands. He was twice awarded the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal., He is survived by a son, Brent C. Hale (Judy) of Hampton; and two grandsons, Brent C. Hale Jr. (Gail) of Greenback, Tenn., and David C. Hale (Rachel) of Virginia Beach, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Logan Hale, Megan Hudson, and Lillian Hale. He is also survived by a sister, Annie Ruth White; and three brothers, James E. Hale, Ernest B. Hale, and Dana Hale., Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Wythe Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 9413 Hampton, VA 23670 or the Connaritsa Baptist Church, 2016 NC 305 Hwy, Aulander, NC 27805, where he was a member., A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, 245 S. Armistead Ave, Hampton, by Martha L. Davis, Col. USAF, retired, and the Rev. Rita A. Callis with interment to follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service from 9 to 10 a.m.
s 11 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009, in the South Chapel of Bassett Funeral Service., Make a memorial contribution
Dr. Alden Scott Anderson Jr., of Staunton, Va., was born December 1, 1926, in Badin, N.C., to Isabella Caroline Sterrett Anderson and the Reverend Alden Scott Anderson. He married his sweetheart, Sara Frances Brown, twice, and has sorely missed her since her death in August 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother, Alden Scott Anderson; and his sisters, Isabel Sterrett McSwain and Annie Laurie Vanstone., He is survived by his son, A. Scott Anderson III and his wife, Dawn Forbes, of Roanoke, his son, R. Mark Anderson and his wife, Valerie Pandak-Anderson, and their children, Kristin and Bradley, of Richmond. Mark's daughter, Erin, of Harrisonburg; his daughter, Sara Lewis Vines, of Staunton, and her son, Nick; his greatgrandson, Tristin; his brotherin-law, Thomas C. "Mac" McSwain and his wife, Theresa, of Staunton; his brother-in-law, Richard Brown and his wife, Dianne, of Richmond; along with numerous other family members and friends., After enrolling in Washington and Lee University at 15 years of age, Alden joined the Navy and served during World War II aboard the USS Huntington CL-107, a light cruiser. He was graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1950 with other World War II veterans of his Class of 1946. He continued his education at the Medical College of Virginia's School of Dentistry and was graduated in 1954. He practiced dentistry in Staunton until 1993, spending a day a week serving the students at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind for 19 years., He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon, Elder and a member of the Session. He served in the Isaac Walton League as a national director, the Civic Club and has volunteered with the Gypsy Express Miniature Train in Gypsy Hill Park for many years. He enjoyed fellowship with other relatives of Meriwether Lewis, his mother having inherited Meriwether Lewis' personal journal from the Lewis and Clarke Expedition. At his death, Alden was one of the two closest relatives of Meriwether Lewis., ., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Haitian Children's School Fund through the First Presbyterian Church, 100 East Frederick St., Staunton, The Locust Hill Graveyard Foundation, Box 1524, Shepherdstown, W.Va., 25443 or an organization of your choice., Arrangements entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory of Staunton., Make a memorial contribution
Tony attended Millbrook School, Gilman, and the University of Virginia where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He then served with the U.S. Army of Occupation in Germany., He married Charlotte Marston of Greenwood, Va., on June 7, 1958, and moved to Glen Ellyn, Ill., where he worked as a securities trader. The couple had three children and returned to Yorktown in 1966 to manage the family home, York Hall, also known as the Nelson House. Later, they built a home on Moorehouse Rd., while the Nelson House was sold to the U.S. Park Service., In the early 70's Tony had the vision to build The Redoubt on route 17 near the York river bridge. Way before its time, the Redoubt was a gas station/convenience store/restaurant (with the additional oddity that you pay less for pumping your own gas). During this time he served as a trustee of the town of York. After the recession of the 70's, the Redoubt closed doors and the family moved to Church Street in Yorktown and then to Claybank in Gloucester, Va. Tony worked for the State of Virginia as an investigator for the Health Regulatory Board, divorced in 1984, moved to Dockside Village in Hayes, Va., and retired in 1998 to pursue a life of study., He is survived by two brothers, George Blow of Williamsburg, Va., and John Blow of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three children, Allen Blow of New Orleans, Tolee Blow of Charlottesville, and Marston Blow of Asheville, N.C.; and seven grandchildren., Tony was a paragon of gentlemanly conduct. He was known for his wit, his inquisitive spirit and enjoyed his tee martoonis., Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 28, at Grace Church, 111 Church Street, Yorktown, Va., with a reception to follow in the parish hall.
WILLIAMSBURG - Arline Hollins Bowmer of Williamsburg, formerly of Lanexa, Va., passed away peacefully on Nov. 19, 2009, at Consulate Health Care of Williamsburg., She enjoyed her work and her co-workers at James City County and headed up the Accounts Payable Department; she retired in December 1976., Arline enjoyed volunteering as a Candy Striper at Williamsburg Community Hospital., She was preceded in death by her husband, B. Stephen Bowmer Jr., She is survived by her son, B. Stephen Bowmer III and his wife, Judy. She will be remembered by her three grandchildren, Douglas and Ronnie of Williamsburg and Debbie Garrett of Orlando, Fla.; her four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy H. Priddy, of Montpelier, Va., Family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, Va. A funeral service will be held on at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Liberty Baptist Church, Lanexa, with interment following in the church cemetery.
. Interment will be in Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Martha Manor, 470 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, Pa. 19335. Arrangements are being handled by the Founds Funeral Home, Inc., West Chester, Pa., 610-696-0134. Online condolences may be made to, Make a memorial contribution
MINERAL - Col. Benjamin A. Huggin Sr. U.S. Army Ret., 72, of Mineral, passed away peacefully in his home after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009., Col. Huggin is the surviving son of Jamin and Elizabeth Huggin of Greenville, S.C. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Margaret; his daughter, Deborah; and son, Benjamin; along with seven grandchildren whom he loved dearly and enjoyed spending time with on Lake Anna. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Helen and her family., As a distinguished military graduate of Clemson College, the University of Alabama and the Defense System Management School, Fort Belvoir, Va., Col. Huggin served his country valiantly in Berlin, Korea, Vietnam and throughout the United States in the 13th Field Artillery, 724th Ordinance Battalion and the 19th and 2nd Infantry. His personal decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Bars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry, Cross Unit Citation, General Staff Identification Badge, Army Service Ribbon, Legion of Merit, Army Occupation Medal and Vietnamese Armed Forces Medal, First Class. His final duty assignment was at the Pentagon and Col. Huggin retired honorably from Fort Myer, Va. Ben continued his career with SAIC in McLean, Va., in research and development and fully retired in 2000 to the Lake Anna area where he enjoyed golfing, traveling with his wife and fishing with the grandchildren., Family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Woodward Funeral Home, 200 Fredericksburg Avenue, Louisa, VA 23093. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in the Fort Myer Chapel with interment to follow with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
WINDSOR - On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, God called His beloved angel Bernice home to rest., Bernice leaves to cherish her memories two dedicated sons, Howard P. Kea and Morris B. Kea, both of Windsor, Va.; and a loving granddaughter, raised as a daughter, Valeria Kea-Edwards (Brian) of Charlotte, N.C.; three sisters; four brothers; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, a host of nieces, nephew, family and friends., A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Eldridge Lucas III officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Shivers Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Beverly Louise Williams Young, Beverly Louise Williams Young, 75, of Charlottesville and Columbia, South Carolina, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2009, at home, surrounded by her loving family., She was born in Bland County, Virginia, on March 18, 1934, the daughter of the late Levator Samuel Fortner and Mary Ellen Bevil Fortner. She was also predeceased by her first husband, William Eugene Williams; and her brother, Samuel Junior Fortner., Survivors include her husband of 12 years, James R. Young; her son, Alan E. Williams and his wife, Sheila, of Charlottesville; her daughter, Delores Sue Pascarella and her husband, Philippe, of Scottsville; and three sisters, Elva Jean Young, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, Georgia Esther Woods, and Diane Leigh Fortner, both of Independence, Virginia. Also surviving her are an uncle, William Bevil of Ceres, Virginia; and a step grandchild, Christopher Bankard of Charlottesville., A visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2009, at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home in Charlottesville., A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Charlottesville First Assembly with Pastor Peter Hartwig officiating., A funeral service will be held at Bland Funeral Home, in Bland, Virginia, 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2009, with the Reverend Sam Shupe officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the service. Interment will follow immediately at Morning Star Cemetery in Bland, Virginia., Bland Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements., The family expresses their extreme gratitude to Hospice of the Piedmont and to the University of Virginia Cancer Center, for their kind and compassionate care during Beverly's final journey., Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.
to follow at 2 p.m. in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Hylton officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery. The Bishop family is being served by Horne Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent by visiting, Make a memorial contribution
1 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2009, at Reynolds Road Baptist Church, 1135 Reynolds Road, Lakeland, Fla., Make a memorial contribution
will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home, Stuart, Va., Make a memorial contribution
James Edward (Jimmy) Broughman, 59, of Daleville, Va., went home to be with "God and Granny" on Thursday, November 19, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. Sr. and Hattie Virginia Broughman. Jimmy was an employee of ITT and a devoted member of the Roanoke Camera Club. Surviving are his brother, Robert E. "Bobby" Broughman, of Daleville; sisters, Linda Broughman Pulz and husband, Larry, of Bonsack, and Sandi Broughman, of Roanoke; nephew, Adrian L. Broughman and wife, Lisa; and his favorite pet, Karmen. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009, at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road, 540-366-0707., Make a memorial contribution
will be held, by the family, as a celebration of her life on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She will be placed beside her husband, Carlton and surrounded by the family that loved her., Make a memorial contribution
2 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Blue Ridge Chapel Church. Arrangements by VaughanGuynn Funeral Home, Galax, Va., Make a memorial contribution
In Loving Memory of Mabel L. CALDWELL 3/26/1917 11/21/2007, Two years seem like an eternity. Time cannot change how much you're missed., Emmette, Robert and Donna and their Families, Make a memorial contribution
BAGBY, Calvin C., of Richmond, died November 20, 2009. Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later.
LOVELL, Carolyn C., 81, of Gloucester, Va., went to be with the Lord and join her husband, Herbert Lovell, on Tuesday, November 10, 2009. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Mary and Robert Grandi of Suffolk, Dexter and Michelle Lovell of Gloucester; a sister, Lucille Martin of Tennessee; and a grandson, Joshua Lovell; and the extended family of Pat Minarik, and many friends. A memorial service will be held Friday, 7 p.m., at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th Street, West Point, Va. Condolences may be registered at www.vincentfh.com
PENTON, Catherine Cary, age 37, died September 30, 2009 in Hollywood Hospital in Perth, Australia, after a long, courageous and dignified effort to survive lymphoma. Catherine was born on January 3, 1972, in Newport News, Va. She graduated from York High School, attended North Carolina State University for two years, and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. She lived and was employed in Richmond, Va., after she graduated from VCU. She married the love of her life, Jeremy David Penton of Bunbury, Western Australia, on May 10, 2003. They made their home in the beautiful Ferguson Valley. Their precious daughter, Anna Virginia, was born on May 30, 2007. Left to mourn her loss are her beloved husband, Jeremy David Penton; and her beloved daughter, Anna Virginia Penton, both of the Ferguson Valley. Also heartbroken are her parents, Anne and Aubrey "Buddy" Cary of Williamsburg, Va. Other grieving survivors are her two aunts and uncles, Marcia Lee Hall and her husband, Don C. Hall V, of Gloucester and Patricia R. Whitehead and her husband, Allen H. Whitehead Jr., of Williamsburg. Other survivors include seven cousins and their families. Services for Catherine were held at the Crematorium Chapel in Bunbury at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2009 (Australia time) and a celebration of her life was held at the Ferguson Hart Winery in the Ferguson Valley, where she lived so happily. We will love her and miss her for all of our lives. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of Western Australia, P.O. Box 586, Balcatta, Western Australia, 6914, Australia.
He was a devoted member of Antioch Christian Center South., Chain is survived by son, Marquis; and two daughters, Diamond and Jada; his loving sister, Kdean Hargrove; and various family members., A memorial service will be held Nov. 21, 2009., For more information call 757-714-8596. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
HALL, Charles A., of La Crosse, died November 19, 2009. He was predeceased by his mother, Lennis Lett "Duckie" Hall, and is survived by his wife, Judy M. Hall; his son, Allen Hall; and his father, Frank R. Hall all of La Crosse; two sisters, Pattie Allgood of Newport News and Gloria Moody of Cartersville, Ga.; two brothers, Ray Hall of Thomasville, N.C. and Miles Hall of La Crosse. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory with interment in La Crosse Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to American Lung Association, P.O. Box 7000, Albert Lea, Minn. 56007. Condolences to www.crowderhitecrews.com.
CARTER, Charles Hill Jr., "Hill," age 90, of Charles City, Va., passed away on Friday, November 20, 2009 after a long illness. He was born August 16, 1919 at "High Hills" in Charles City County, Va. Eldest son of Charles Hill Carter Sr. and Emily Harrison Carter, he received his early education in Charles City County before graduating from Virginia Episcopal High School. After high school he attended Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), serving in the Corps of Cadets, and graduating with a degree in Agriculture in 1943. During World War II, he served with civilian defense. Upon Hill's return to Charles City in the 1940s, he was employed at Shirley Plantation by his cousin Marion Carter Oliver. Upon Marion's death in 1952, Hill inherited Shirley Plantation and became the 10th generation to own and operate the estate. While continuing to farm the plantation, Hill began his tourism career in the 1950s by opening Shirley Plantation year-round to visitors. Also in 1950, Hill accepted an offer to complete an unfinished Board of Supervisor's term. In 1991, Charles retired from the Charles City Board of Supervisors after 41 years of service, the longest tenure record in the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time. After his marriage to Helle Klingemann on August 4, 1960, the couple made their home at Shirley Plantation. They raised their family on the upper floors while visitors toured the first floor. In conjunction with giving tours through the Great House, Hill Carter was a member of numerous committees and boards throughout his career. Hill was active in promoting tourism to the Commonwealth working with and developing several tourism organizations. He also served as Senior Warden of Westover Church. In addition to Helle, his beloved wife of 49 years, Hill is survived by two sons, Charles Hill Carter III of Charles City and Robert Randolph "Randy" Carter of Henrico; one daughter, Harriet Carter Pittman; a son-in-law Kevin Pittman; one grandson, William Pittman of Charles City County; a sister, Gertrude Macon of Richmond; and a brother Shirley Harrison Carter of Charles City. In celebration of his life, the family will hold a memorial service at Westover Episcopal Church, 14501 John Tyler Memorial Highway, Charles City, Va. 23030 at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2009. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Westover Church or the Charles City County Voluntary Fire Department and EMS, 7100 Adkins Rd., Charles City, Va. 23030.
ROBBINS, Charlie Bolden Jr., 84, died at his home on Thursday, November 19, 2009. He was the son of the late Lena Glasco and Charlie Bolden Robbins Sr. A West Point, Va. native, WWII veteran, graduate of the Newport News Apprentice School and Richmond Polytechnic Institute (VCU), he married his wife of 58 years, Joyce McKinney Robbins, moved to Caroline County and was an integral part of Bowling Green life for 57 years. He was the town of Bowling Green's first business manager, mayor, council member, member of the Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department and Caroline County Board of Supervisors. He was, likewise, committed to his church, Bowling Green Baptist, and numerous civic organizations. Charlie enjoyed a 35 year career with Virginia Electric/ Rappahannock Electric Cooperatives, and thought fondly of his former co-workers there. Charlie felt fortunate to have lived the life he lived, with family and friends, and also enjoyed sports and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; three sons, Richard (Nancy), Rusty (Lynn), and Robert (Charlotte); and grandchildren, Christopher, Kate, and Charlie III. A memorial service will be held at Bowling Green Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 23. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Bowling Green Baptist Church, P.O. Box 543, Bowling Green, Va. 22427.
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James Irvin Claytor, 93, of Winston Salem, N.C., passed away Thursday, November 19, 2009. Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, Va., Make a memorial contribution
s will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Tharp Funeral Chapel, Bedford, Va., 540-586-3443., Make a memorial contribution
will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution
1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009, Grandin Court Baptist Church. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution
2 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2009, Roselawn Burial Park. Arrangements by Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution
Iris Cash Davis, 69, of Elkton, Va., died November 19, 2009. Graveside Service, 2 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009, High Bridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory., Make a memorial contribution
Fr. Hanna was born and raised in Hilton Village and in his retirement he resided near Hilton Village in Newport News., He received his philosophy and theology degrees, and later his Doctorate in Pastoral Ministry, from St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. Loyola University in Baltimore awarded him his Masters Degree in Education. Health reasons forced Fr. Hanna to request and receive early retirement in 2002. But even in retirement he regularly served as a substitute priest for weekend liturgies in parishes in the Hampton Roads area., Fr. Hanna was ordained to the priesthood in 1964 and was completely devoted to his priesthood and his Catholic faith. He served as associate pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in downtown Newport News, Coordinator of Peninsula Catholic High School and Director of Catholic Charities. He was transferred to Northern Virginia, then a part of the Richmond Diocese, and made Director of Religious Education for the parishes and schools in the Northern Virginia area. He also served as associate pastor at parishes in Annandale, Alexandria, and McLean., From Northern Virginia Fr. Hanna moved to Charlottesville where he served as pastor of Holy Comforter Church and established Incarnation parish. He was later transferred to St. Nicholas Church in Virginia Beach. There he designed and oversaw the renovation of the church and the construction of new parish buildings. Fr. Hanna then enrolled in the E'cole Biblique in Jerusalem for a year of intensive scripture studies., After his return from the Holy Land, Fr. Hanna accepted his final pastorate at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Yorktown. There he led the planning and construction of a contemporary church carefully designed to accommodate the liturgical principles envisioned by Vatican Council II. Bishop Sullivan, then Bishop of the Richmond Diocese, recognized Fr. Hanna's broad knowledge and experience in liturgy and appointed him Liturgical Consultant for the project. The new St. Joan's, when completed, won national recognition as one of the best designed Catholic churches for the celebration of community worship., Fr. Hanna was an avid tennis player, world traveler, inveterate student of sacred scripture, and a prolific reader of poetry and literature. As his health continued to decline he would often quote Carl Sandburg's words, "If I should pass the tomb of Jonah, I would stop and sit for a while. Because I was swallowed one time deep in the dark and came out alive after all!", Fr. Hanna was proceeded in death by his sister, Patricia Hanna Cochran., He is survived by his brother, John Alexander and his wife, Kathryn and their sons, John, Michael, David, and Kevin. He is also survived by his beloved nieces, Patricia James, Deirdre Moira, Michele Agnes, Mary Brigid, and their brother, James Reginald Cochran, and numerous grandnieces and nephews., The Catholic Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church in Hampton at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, by Fr. Robert French, a lifelong friend, companion, and fellow-traveler. Prior to the liturgy, visitation will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Immediately after the liturgy there will be a reception in the church commons. Inurnment will take place at St. Joan of Arc columbarium on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m., In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Samaritan Fund of Immaculate Conception Parish or to Operation Smile.
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THARPE, Evelyn, Bruce, 61, of Chase City, Va., passed away on November 19, 2009. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, William Curtis Tharpe. She is also survived by her mother, Polly Bruce of Chase City, Va.; three sons, Dwayne and wife, Melinda Tharpe, of Chase City, Va., Gray and wife, Kristen Tharpe, of Raleigh N.C., and Nick Tharpe of Richmond, Va.; five grandchildren, Gage Tharpe, Ireland Tharpe, Max Tharpe, Tegan Tharpe, and Eaton Tharpe; two brothers, Rex and wife, Ruby Bruce, of Chase City, Va. and Danny and wife, Vicki Bruce, of Montpelier, Va.; four sisters, Judy Bruce of Chase City, Va., Nancy and husband, Wayne Pennell, of Trinity, N.C., Cindy and husband, Dwight McMahan, of Trinity, N.C., and Robbin, and husband, Tim Fitzgerald, of Salisbury, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Bruce Sr., and a brother, Ed Bruce. She was employed through the Mecklenburg County Public Schools at Chase City Elementary. She was a former employee at Huss Trucking. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, P.O. Box 824061, Philadelphia, Pa. 19182. Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GREEN, Earl James, age 72, of Chester, Virginia passed away Friday, November 20, 2009. Born in Bridgeton, New Jersey, he was the son of the late John William and Margaretta Ash Green. Mr. Green was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired from Allstate prior to his career as a self-employed realtor. He was a devoted member and Past Master of the Joppa Lodge No. 40 A.F. & A.M. and a member of ACCA Temple. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara W. Green; brothers, John Charles "Chuck" Green, Robert Wayne Green, Donald Wesley Green, and Douglas Richard Green; seven nieces and nephews; and his loving dog, Fawn. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, November 22 at the Chesterfield Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment with Masonic Rites will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Chester. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.
Earl is survived by his children, Toby Reynolds of Gloucester, Christopher Reynolds of Newport News, Shawn Reynolds, Joshua Reynolds and Eric Mishoe, all of Gloucester; and his wife, Katherine. He is also survived by three brothers, Luther Reynolds of Lee County, Va., James Gibson of Bristol, Va., Harmon Coxton of Yorktown; three sisters, Lorine Moles of Newport News, Va., Juanita Dye of Yorktown, Va., Jeanette Shelton of Newport News, Va.; five grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
1 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009, Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Woodlawn. Arrangements by VaughanGuynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville., Make a memorial contribution
He was born on July 29, 1917, in Hampton (Fox Hill), Va., to Frank L. Horton and Bessie H. Horton., He attended Hampton High School and afterward became a waterman with his father. In 1938, he went into the U.S. Navy where he served his country until 1946. He was in the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. It was during his assignment on Shore Patrol in New York City that he met Catherine "Kay" Kennery. They were married on Dec. 17, 1942. After his Honorable Discharge from the Navy in 1946, he, his wife and young son returned to live in Buckroe. In the mid-fifties he built the home in his beloved Fox Hill, where he spent the rest of his life., Edwin worked for a short time in the Newport News Shipyard. He went on to become a proud waterman, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. His tried and true companion through all the many years on the water was his beloved "lady"- his boat, "The Gypsy Girl". Theirs was a matchless partnership. During the last year he worked on the water, his older grandson, Robbie, worked alongside him. It was an experience he values greatly. For many years after his retirement in 1986 as a waterman, he continued to make crab pots for other watermen. For 25 years, during the winter months, he worked for York Oil Company on a delivery truck. There he was highly respected because of his dedication and work ethic., Being a lifelong member of Fox Hill Central United Methodist Church, he served in many capacities, among which were Sunday School teacher, Board member, and trustee. His God and his church were the most significant guidelines of his life., He and his son, Bobby, shared an interest in Fox Hill Men's Fastpitch Softball. Edwin was an avid fan, and Bobby was President of the Association., Edwin was a member of the American Legion., He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 43 years, "Kay" Horton; son, Michael B. Horton; daughter, Kathleen S. Horton; and son, Robert E. "Bobby" Horton., Edwin is survived by his grandsons, Robert "Robbie" E. Horton Jr. and wife, Joann, and Ryan P. Horton and wife, Tami; daughter-in-law, Patricia Horton; nieces, Beulah Wallace and Bessie Ligon; nephew, Roger Rowe; great-nephews, Hugh B. Horton, Raymond Wallace, and Tim Horton and wife, Bonnie; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Trevor Horton., A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at Fox Hill Central United Methodist Church by the Rev. Wayne Moore with interment to follow in Clark Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home., Memorial donations may be made to Fox Hill Central United Methodist Church, 501 Beach Rd, Hampton, VA 23664. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Eleanor Lillian Carter, 81, of Charlottesville, departed this life for her eternal resting place on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at Trinity Mission., Eleanor was born in Albemarle County on July 19, 1928, the third of four children to the late Lewis Carter Sr. and Lillian Carter., She received the Lord as her savior at an early age and remained an active member of Zion Baptist Church in North Garden as long as her health allowed. She was a Sunday school teacher and she enjoyed singing as a choir member., Eleanor was educated in the Albemarle County School system. After graduation, she was a hard working, independent woman., In addition to her parents, Ms. Carter was predeceased by three brothers, Lewis Jr., Bennet and Herbert Carter., She is survived by a host of cousins, and friends., A funeral service will be held 12 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2000 at J. F. Bell Funeral Home with the Reverend Shirley Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery., J. F. Bell Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
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Nov 20, 2009 Elizabeth Elliott Conner, 87, of Stuart, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart. She was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Mecklenburg County to Ashby Elliott and Eva Snead Elliott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Conner; and two brothers, Howard Elliott and Melvin Elliott. She attended Stuart Baptist Church and was a former member of Buffalo Baptist Church in Buffalo Junctio. Surviving are two sons, Michael Conner and Tommy Conner, both of Stuart; two stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor Robert Belcher officiating. Burial will be in Patrick Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour before the service Saturday. Memorials may be made to Jeb Stuart Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 340, Patrick Springs, Va. 24133.
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He was born Sept. 25, 1942, to the late James N. and Levisa F. Eaton in Hobson, Va., He retired from Northrop Grumman in July 2005 after 31 years of service. Eric was a avid hunter and fisherman., He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Joyce Eaton; two daughters, Tina Parham and Terry Gatling (Willie Jr.); two sons, Tracy Eaton (Janice ) and Tyrone Sr. (Erica); grandchildren, Erica, Emerald, Topaz, Tyrone Jr. and Willie III; his siblings, Gene Eaton (Corrine) Elder Michael Eaton (Sharon), Dwight Eaton (Pam), Rodney Eaton (Diane), Wadine Key, Doris Eaton, Versa Willett (Ben); three aunts, one uncle, four sisters-in-law, and three brothers-in- law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends., Viewing will be held Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel, 1601-27th St., Newport News, VA 23607. A homegoing service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at Mt. Lebanon Church of God in Christ, 1732 Lebanon Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23436. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens., A special thank you to Dr. John Kessler, Dr. Johnathan Eisner and the Oncology and CCU departments at Sentara Careplex Hospital. Condolences may be sent to
s will be held 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2009, at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with the Rev. Tammy Franklin and the Rev. Steve Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Nicopolis United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 until 3 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford, Va., 540-586-3304., Make a memorial contribution
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Mrs. Joycelyn V. (Joy) Foster, 74, of Christiansburg, Va., passed away at her residence surrounded by her two children, Michael Paul and Elizabeth Foster Stanziale, after a five-year battle with cancer. Born on August 11, 1935, in Besoco, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George Edward Via Sr. and Burgia E. Via. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack E. Via; sister, Jewel V. Smith; as well as brother-in-law, Hugh W. Huff Jr. In addition to her children, she is survived by her beloved grandsons, Dominick and Christopher Stanziale and son-in-law, Rick Stanziale, of Jefferson, Ga.; brothers, George E. Via Jr., of Richmond, Va., and Dr. David L. Via and wife, Betsy, of Virginia Beach, Va.; sister, Hope Shrewsberry, of Roanoke, Va.; sister-in-law, Mrs. (Ann) Hugh W. Huff, of Pulaski, Va.; many special nieces and nephews., ., After 28 years in the public school system, Joy retired in 2000. She remained active with the Montgomery County Retired Teachers' Association and served on the board of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library. She was an active member of Christiansburg Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir for 56 years and was an ordained Elder. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren; and enjoyed volunteering at the Montgomery County Museum, playing bridge with her friends, traveling, special beach trips, reading, movies, and was always up for eating out with friends., Her children are eternally grateful for the strong spirit, determination, hard work, and perseverance that she demonstrated throughout her entire life and illness and all the ways she took care of them until her death. They would like to thank all her family and friends for their support and love for her throughout her life., to follow at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, you may make contributions to Christiansburg Presbyterian Church or to the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library Fund. The Foster family is being served by Horne Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, Make a memorial contribution
Frances Solomon Brown, 61, of Louisa County, Virginia, departed this life on Sunday, November 15, 2009, at The University of Virginia Medical Center., She was baptized at an early age and joined Free Union Baptist Church in Stony Point, Virginia. She was a people person and an animal lover., She was born in Albemarle County to the late William and Pauline Smith Solomon; and her brother, Odell Smith, preceded her in death., She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted daughter, Bridget Solomon Brown and her friend, Raymond Shackleford Jr. of Louisa, Virginia; one devoted sister, Marie Smith Feggans and her husband, Pastor Lloyd R. Feggans Sr. of Esmont, Virginia; eight grandchildren; two aunts, Madeline Reaves and Betty Ann Smith; and one uncle, Benjamin Smith, all of Charlottesville, Virginia; a number of nieces and nephews; and a host of loving cousins, relatives and friends., Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at Free Union Baptist Church, Stony Point, Virginia, with the Reverend Mary Carey officiating and the Reverend Lloyd R. Feggans delivering the eulogy. A private interment will follow in Louisa, Virginia., The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service., J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
11 a.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2009, at Vaughan-GuynnMcGrady Chapel, Hillsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution
ATHY, George, was born May 1, 1931 in Goochland County to the late George and Eva Athy. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Athy and Elizabeth Payne. He joined County Line Baptist Church at an early age, then moved his membership to Second Union Baptist Church with his wife. He received his education in the Goochland County Public School System. He became an entrepreneur 48 years ago in Richmond, Va. by starting his own furniture upholstery business. To cherish his memory he leaves a devoted wife, Edna Athy; two sisters, Elthlean Pace (Joseph) and Mary V. Hayden; one daughter, Delores Ross (Douglas Sr.); two sons, Richard Athy (Jean) and Carnell Athy, all of Richmond, Va. Remains rest at the Robert Mealy Funeral Home, Goochland, Va. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 22, 2009, 2 p.m. at the Second Union Baptist Church, Goochland, Va. Rev. Donald L. Trent officiating. Interment church cemetery.
SMITH, Gerald Wayne, 47, of Highland Springs, Va., departed this life on November 17, 2009. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, three daughters, Jasmine and Sarai Smith, Taryn Fonseca; one son, Jason Smith; loving parents, Doris and Carol Smith; brother, Brian Smith (Helen); a host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held on Sunday, November 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday, November 23, 2009 in March Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Charles Tillman officiating. Interment Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia.
HARPER, Gladys, 92, of Mineral, Va., died November 20, 2009. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, at Woodward Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Todd McCoy, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa, Virginia.
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TURNAGE, Grace Stancil, 84, of Richmond, went to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her family, on November 19, 2009. She was predeceased by her husbands, Jack W. Stancil and Wallace B. House. She is survived by her daughters, Diane and her husband, Harvey "Butch" Johnson, and Debbie and her husband, Harry Slayden; four granddaughters, Lisa Johnson Kirby, Jennifer Johnson Adams, Amy Slayden, and Kelly Slayden; sisters, Jean Bartinikas of Richmond, Va. and Betty Morano of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Fred Carner of Richlands, Va.; six great-grandsons, Chase, Christopher, Logan, Ethan, Jack, and Eli; and one great-granddaughter, Emily. Mrs. Turnage retired after 30 years of service with American Tobacco Company. She was a member of Tomahawk Baptist Church and a former member of Ridge Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 22, from 12:30 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad Street, also where a funeral service will be conducted Monday, November 23, at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Westhampton Memorial Park.
s will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Jim Walls officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Her family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount, and other times at the home of Monroe and Melissa Hall, 955 Ruritan Road, Rocky Mount., Make a memorial contribution
Elmer James Hanks, 90, of Galax, Va., passed away Thursday, November 19, 2009. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Locust Grove Church of Christ. Arrangements by VaughanGuynn Funeral Home, Galax, Va., Make a memorial contribution
"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.", Romans 8:18, s will be conducted 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2009, from Franklin Heights Baptist Church. His family requests no flowers and that memorial donations may be given to Franklin Heights Baptist Church, 110 Hilltop Drive, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151 or to the Voice of the Martyrs, P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, Okla. 74005. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount, Va., 540-483-3835., Make a memorial contribution
Clyde Allen Hartman Sr., 77, of Salem, Va., passed away on Friday, November 20, 2009. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 22, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at John M. Oakey & Son, Salem, Va., 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution
On Wednesday, November 18, 2009, God in His infinite wisdom reached out His hand and guided our beloved mother, the Reverend Lillian Pauline Haskins, to her eternal home. Pauline, as she was affectionately known, was born on January 18, 1924, in Roanoke, Va., to the late Henry and Lillian Poindexter. Pauline grew up in the Salem and Roanoke area, and was educated in the afore mentioned school systems; graduating from Lucy Addison High School in June 1942., In later years, she relocated to Washington, D.C., where she met and married Lawrence Haskins Sr. The couple began their married life in White Plains, N.Y., and to this union there were seven children, Virginia Haskins, Lawrence Haskins Jr. (Skip), who both preceded her in death; Mornique Smith, Vanessa Haskins, of Roanoke, Va., David (Yvonne) Haskins, of Fayetteville, N.C., and the Reverend Henry (Linda) Haskins, and Fayleen Haskins, of Roanoke, Va., Upon her return to Roanoke Va., Pauline entered the field of nursing after graduating from The Lucy Addison High School Burrell Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing. She worked in the nursing field for numerous years in addition to heeding the call of God into the ministry. She was ordained as a minister on June 11, 1982. Pauline was one of the first nurses for Total Action Against Poverty (TAP) and she retired from Blue Ridge Mental Health Services (Detoxification Center). She proudly served her community in this capacity and held pastoral positions at Memphis Church of God, Memphis, Tenn., and Goodview Church of God, Goodview, Va. Her love for community outreach afforded her the opportunity to mother and nurture other children as well as adults in the community, whose names are too numerous to mention. She worked tirelessly as a minister and a nurse until her illness. After she became ill, spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren gave her the greatest joy., She leaves to cherish and rejoice in her memory, five devoted children; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one son-in-law, John H. Smith Jr.; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; her church family; and many, many friends., s will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at The Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Rawleigh W. Quarles Sr. officiating and the Reverend Henry Haskins eulogist. Condolences may be sent to, Make a memorial contribution
BARTLAM, Helen DuBois, daughter of Count Stanley John DuBois and Winifred Eastgate DuBois, passed away Monday, November 16, 2009, due to complications from cataract surgery. She is survived by her son, Roy, and wife, Cheryl; daughter, Cheryl; grandchildren, Candice and Christopher Bartlam; and her beloved, Ike Weinstein. Helen lost her husband, Lee Clinton Bartlam, of 58 years in 1999. Helen lost her sister, Irene and brother, Gordon, at an early age. She grew up and lived in Highland Springs and the surrounding areas most of her life. She was a talented noted dancer and singer as a young girl at the Mosque Theater. Helen's favorite hobbies in recent years were bowling, traveling and dancing. Helen was a devoted and loving mother and wife, and she leaves behind her unforgettable love and legacy to her children, grandchildren, and friends. A graveside service will be held 12 noon Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Drive, Sandston, Va., followed by fellowship at a location to be announced after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Research; ahaf.org, or mailed to Alzheimer's Foundation Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, Md., 20871.
He is survived by his lovely wife of 46 years, Mrs. Neva P. Starks of Ware Neck, Va.; two daughters, Arsan C. Starks of Chesapeake, Va., Dawn M. Starks of Ware Neck, Va.; two sons, Henri R. Starks of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jose M. Starks of Ware Neck, Va.; one sister, Ruth Robnett of Englewood, Calif.; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Clyde Dillard Hensley, 91, of Ridgeway, Va., died Friday, November 20, 2009. Funeral 3 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2009, Horsepasture Christian Church. Arrangements by Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution
s will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 23, 2009, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Russ Barb officiating. Burial will follow in Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice, P.O. Box 948, Lexington, Va. 24450. Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Buena Vista, Va., Make a memorial contribution
NEWPORT NEWS - Hilda L. VAzquez, 68, passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009., Mrs. VAzquez was a registered nurse, diabetes educator, a member of the American Diabetes Association and founder of the ADA-Mark Luczak Memorial Golf Tournament to fight diabetes., She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernesto VAzquez Rodriguez; and a son, Richard VAzquez., Survivors include two daughters, Milagros Marrero and Vivian VAzquez Morgan; son, Oswald VAzquez; five grandchildren, Meghan, Brandon, William, Justin and Anthony; five great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, Jorge., Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
2 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009, Fox Hill Road Baptist Church. Arrangements by Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News, 757-595-4424., Make a memorial contribution
Rachel Lynn Baker Hollmandollor, 23, of Bassett, Va., died November 19, 2009. Arrangements by Bassett Funeral Service, in Bassett., Make a memorial contribution
11 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel, Christiansburg, Va., 540-382-2612., Make a memorial contribution
s will be conducted 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221., Make a memorial contribution
Sue Westmoreland Hutton, 70, of Moneta, Va., died on Thursday, November 19, 2009. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221., Make a memorial contribution
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GLOUCESTER - Irvin Crowder Clements, died on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family., After Mr. Clements retired from the Naval Weapon Station, he worked with his wife and daughter at the Just Sew Craft Shop until their retirement., He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Helen Clements; his children, Barbara Ewell, Billy Clements (Brenda), Dicky Clements (Brenda), and Betty Rhodes (Lynn); his brother, Malcolm Clements; his sister, Myrtle Dawson; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews., The family will receive friends at Andrews Funeral Home, on Friday, from 7 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at 2 p.m. in Newington Baptist Church Cemetery., Memorial donations may be made to either Riverside Walter Reed Hospice, P.O. Box 1130, Gloucester, VA 23061, or to Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 1417, Gloucester, VA 23061. The family would like to give a special thanks to everyone at Riverside Walter Reed Hospice for their very special care and love that they gave during Mr. Clements illness.
GWYNN'S ISLAND - J. R. Gillett, 74, of Grimstead, Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009., He was a Retired USN Veteran EMC (SS) who served from 1953-1972 on the USS Pensacola LSD-38, USS Threadfin SS-410, USS Seacat SS-339 and was with Korea-Special Support and PC-1170. He also was a schoolteacher with the Henrico County School System for 20 years. He loved teaching and his students loved him., J. R. was a collector of fossils and old books. An avid fisherman, he loved the Chesapeake Bay. He was a wonderful husband, brother and uncle. His nieces and nephews loved spending time with him and listening to all his humorous stories. The family considered him their anchor and often went to him for his sage advice., J. R. was born in Haywood County, N.C., Oct. 9, 1935, to Crawford and Pearl Gillett., His survivors are his wife, Natalie L. Gillett; a sister, Gertrude Karriker; and several nieces and nephews., The family will receive friends on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, Va. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, in Gwynn's Island Cemetery.
GILLETT, J. R., died Wednesday, November 18, 2009. He was a retired USN veteran EMC (SS). He also was a school teacher with the Henrico County School System for 20 years. He loved teaching and his students loved him. J. R. was a collector of fossils and old books. An avid fisherman, he loved the Chesapeake Bay. J. R. was born in Haywood County, N.C., October 9, 1935 to Crawford and Pearl Gillett. His survivors are his wife, Natalie L. Gillett; a sister, Gertrude Karriker; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 22, 2009, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, Va. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2009 in Gwynn's Island Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Mathews Friends of the Library, Box 327, Mathews, Va. 23109 or to a favorite charity.
BALL, John Harding Jr., of Walkerton, Va., passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2009. He was born in King and Queen County, Va., on October 5, 1920. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Anne Griggs Ball; three sons, Robert Harding Ball, Edwin Gary Ball II and his wife, Carol, and John Page Ball; five grandchildren, Major Thomas Nelson Ball and his wife, Maryann, Lewis Harding Ball and his wife, Rebecca, Melissa Ball Allensworth and her husband, Daniel, Maria Page Ball and John Harrison Ball; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Payne and Harriett Howell and her husband, James; and one brother, William J. Ball. John graduated from Marriott High School in St. Stephens Church, Va., and attended Virginia Tech. In 1962, he formed Ball Lumber Company, Inc. in Millers Tavern, Va. His love of the sawmilling operations extended into forest management, and in 1993 he was selected as the Outstanding Tree Farmer of the year for Essex County. He was recognized for managing his forest resources for timber, wildlife and enhancing water quality for over 50 years. In addition, John was a member of the Advisory Committee on Reforestation for the State of Virginia, a certified Tree Farmer, a director of Virginia Forests, Inc., and an elder and past board chairman of Smyrna Christian Church, a director at the Bank of Essex for 40 years, a Master Mason of Arlington Lodge No. 102 AF&AM, a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, a member of the ACCA Temple Shrine, and a member of the King and Queen Ruritan Club. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 21, 2009, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the home of John and Anne Ball, 404 Havenwood Drive, Walkerton, Va. Funeral services will be held at Smyrna Christian Church, 3655 Powcan Road, Bruington, Va., on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 3 p.m. Arrangements being handled by B.W. White Funeral Home.
JONES, Joseph Jr., 58, of Richmond, Va., departed this life on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Joseph Jones Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Lisa Smith and Felicia Benjamin (James); two sons, Jason Hackett Sr. and JeRon Hackett; seven grandchildren, two devoted, Ciarra Smith and LaTeesha Jones; one great-grandchild; his devoted and loving companion, Toni Johnson; and devoted friend, Carlette Bailey; a host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 East Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held on Monday, November 23, 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. Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at Faith Community Baptist Church, 1903 Cool Ln. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.
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James G. Lester NORTH AURORA, Ill. James G. Lester, age 78, a native of Glade Spring, Va., passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Ill. He was born April 17, 1931, in Glade Spring, Va., a son of the late John Carson Lester and Elizabeth Stovall Lester. He was a Veteran having served his country in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Mary; two daughters, Kay and Mary; four sisters, Linnie Arnett, Mary Francis Heinke, Rochelle Lester and Eleanor Lester; three brothers, Jack Lester, Robert Lester and Bill Lester. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Miller Lester; three step-sons, Kevin Head, Randy Head and wife, Lynn and Tom Head and wife, Amy; five step-grandchildren; four sisters, Nancy Leonard and husband, Bob Lebanon, Va., Laura Sue Comey and husband, Dick of Charlottesville, Va., Peggy Robinson and husband, John of Glade Spring, Va., and Betty Cline and husband, Bill of Abingdon, Va.; two brothers, C. Ned Lester and wife, Rosalyn of Blacksburg, Va., and Ted Lester and wife, Liz of Meadowview, Va.; three sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service for James Lester will be conducted at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at the Old Glade Presbyterian Church with Rev. Robert Thornton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Full Military Honors by the Highlands Fellowship Honor Guard. Nephews will serve as active pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the, , 30 North Michigan Avenue Suite 2015, Chicago, IL 60602. Online condolences may be submitted at
James Helbert Frazier, James Helbert Frazier, 89, of Charlottesville, went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, November 18, 2009., He was born December 18, 1919, in Greene County, a son of the late Bluford and Mandy Frazier. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Lucille Smith Frazier, to whom he was lovingly devoted., James is survived by two children, one son, David S. Frazier and his wife, Lisa, of Charlottesville; one daughter, Sharon F. Conley and her husband, Melvin, of Stanardsville; one brother, John Frazier of Palmyra; four sisters, Vernia Shiifflett of Charlottesville, Nettie Virginia Thompson of Crozet, Dolly McCauley and her husband, George, of Dyke, and Audrey Davis of Scottsville; one grandson, Mitchell James Conley of Stanardsville; and two granddaughters, Kayla Ann Frazier and Rylan Leigh Frazier of Charlottesville., He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Thompson; one brother, Delbert Frazier; and a good friend, Frank Shifflett., He retired from Foreign Science Technology Center and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church., The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2009, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home in Charlottesville., A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Northside Baptist Church in Charlottesville. The Reverend Douglas Frazier, nephew, will officiate.
James retired from the Army as a Sergeant First Class. He served during WWII, the Korean Conflict, 66 months in Vietnam, and during the Cuban Missile Crisis. James went on to retire from N.N.A.R.F. as an Aircraft Mechanic., James was a member and volunteered with the Disabled American Veterans Association at the Veterans Hospital, Vietnam Vets, Veterans Association, Army Otter-Caribou Association, Hampton American Legion, Newport News Moose Lodge, Phoebus VFW, N.C.O.A., and the N.R.A., James is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, James M. Swindells III and Despina of Kodak, Tenn., Robert E. Swindells and Linda Smith of Grandy, N.C., William A. Swindells and Kathy of Williamsburg, Va., Tai D. Swindells and Sherry of Smithfield, Va.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews., A funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Dr., Suffolk, VA 23434. Burial with full military honors will follow at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Friends may join the family Sunday night from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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will be held 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2009, at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Rev. Todd Hester, Dr. David Kirk and Rev. Robert S. Wells will officiate. Private interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution
LACY, Jane Robinson, 81, of Richmond, died Tuesday, November 10, 2009. A graduate of Oceana High School in Virginia Beach and Mary Washington College in Virginia, Mrs. Lacy moved to Bryn Mawr, Pa. in 1970 for 11 years, returning to Richmond in 1981 until the present. She had two sons, Bryan Keith Lacy of Richmond and D. Cameron Lacy III of Wayne, Pa. Bryan is a practicing lawyer in Virginia and Cam (Cameron) is an architect. Mrs. Lacy was a lifelong member and volunteer at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Grove Avenue, where she shared her exceptional gift of providing comfort, caring and faith to those in need. Her friendships and her sons were her life. A service will be held Monday, November 23, 2009 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Va. at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to The National Parkinson Foundation.
GLOUCESTER - Janie Anna Anderson, 73, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009., Janie is survived by three children, Jon S. Anderson (ex-Brenda) and his children, Jennifer, Leslie and Katie; Deborah L. Jenkins (Emmanuel J., and their children, Craig (Rebecca) Bryan, Jammie and Helena; and Paul Anderson (Suzanne); three great-grandchildren, Gavin, Adrianna and Caymden Anderson. She is also survived by two sisters, Helen Visneski of Tiltonsville, Ohio, Gladys Trzaskoma of Weirton, W.Va.; and nine nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home, and also at 5 to 6 p.m. at Daffodil Gardens Apartment Complex community room on Garden Grove Lane in Gloucester.
s will be conducted 11 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009, from Flora Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joe Dillon and the Rev. Thomas C. Siddle officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. Her family will be receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2009, at Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount, Va., Make a memorial contribution
WITHERSPOON, Mr. Jesse Claybourne, age 88, of Cumberland, departed this life on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 in Richmond, Va. He is survived by his devoted nephew, George Armwood; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. His remains rest at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home of Cumberland. Funeral services and interment will be held Monday, 3 p.m., in the chapel of the Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia. Rev. Maurice Finney officiating.
CODY, Jessie Rene, of Richmond, died November 6, 2009. Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later.
HEYSER, Joan McCullough, 77, died at home on Tuesday, November 17, 2009. Born and raised in Carlisle, Pa., Joan attended Grove City College and graduated as a registered nurse from Germantown Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia. After her marriage to John O. Heyser Jr., the couple moved frequently due to his employment with Reynolds Metals Company. They raised their family while living in Wilmington, Del. and moved to Richmond in 1971. In addition to her beloved husband of 55 years, Joan is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Heyser Wright; and son, John Ray Heyser, both of Richmond; Survivors also include granddaughters, Lauren and Emily Wright, who fondly called her Mea; several cousins and many, many friends. Joan displayed a passionate zest for life and was a loving and supportive mother and wife. She was ever mischievous, enjoying telling jokes to her friends and sometimes playing jokes on her friends. She used her nursing experience for years to help many of her friends and neighbors with their medical care, ever willing to administer shots or dispense sage advice. Joan actually had sage advice for most areas of your life! Handy and creative around the house, Joan was a fabulous cook and loved to play bridge. She had a special fondness for her family's cottage at Big Pond in Shippensburg, Pa., which she visited on weekends and in the summer for 75 years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, New York 10018. To place online condolences and shared memories, please go to: memorialwebsites.legacy. com/joanheyser
VIRGINIA BEACH - John M. Loftus, 72, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. The service will be on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at 1 p.m. in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milner's Road, Suffolk, Va. Condolences may be made to the family at
will be held 1 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009, at Stanfield Mortuary Chapel, Rocky Mount, Va., Make a memorial contribution
Joyce Elaine Holt, Joyce Elaine Holt, 78, of Maryland, passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, after a long illness. With her beloved Robert beside her, she answered the call from the Father God, and went on to glory., She resided at Gunpowder Crossing Lane in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a friendly face in the neighborhood of Sleepy Hollow., Joyce leaves behind her beloved husband, Robert G. Taylor of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, who has been her husband for 30 years. She will be greatly missed by him, and her daughter, Beverly Bell and her husband, Edward, of Dagsboro, Delaware., Joyce was born on July 26, 1930, a daughter of the late William T. and Bertha Puckett Small of Nellysford, Nelson County, Virginia. Joyce was the last of 10 children. Her sisters, Nadie Small Haney, Muriel Small Bryant, Erma Small Southall, Edna Small Stackie, and Elzie Everett Small; and her brothers, Douglas Small and Robert Watson Small, all preceded her in death., Joyce is survived by her sister, Audrey G. Gibson who now resides in a nursing home in King George, Virginia. She also leaves behind her stepsons, Robert Gregory Taylor and John Carroll Taylor, both of West Virginia, Jerry Taylor and Larry Taylor; a stepdaughter, Sharon and her husband, John Howard, of North Carolina. A host of grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and friends who will miss her also. Joyce enjoyed her talks with her neighbors Dwight, Ometta, Gloria, and Lynn., Joyce worked at the Union Trust Bank (Wachovia) for 37 years. She retired at the ripe age of 62, and remained a housewife taking good care of home and her husband., Joyce never met a stranger that stayed that way. She always had a story or joke to tell. She was a great advocate for stray cats. She especially was attached to a Tom cat that she named "White Face". She also could really play a sweet sound on her harmonica, and enjoyed sharing an old hymn with her neighbors. A yellow lab named Eddie warmed his way into her heart also., Her wishes were that her body would be cremated the ashes sprinkled in Nellysford, in Nelson County, Virginia., Memorial services will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on Thursday, July 8, 2010. For further information please call 410-574-7198.
Juanita Z. Wray
Nov 20, 2009 The funeral for Juanita Z. Wray, 76, of Abram Penn Highway, Patrick Springs, who died Nov. 18, 2009, at her home, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church in Patrick Springs with Pastor Sarah Doss officiating. Burial will be in Old Center Primitive Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the church and other times at the home on Abram Penn Highway. She was born May 18, 1933, in Patrick County to Hobart Ziglar and Bettie Barbour Ziglar. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Wray; a son, Larry Wray; two brothers, Billy Ziglar and Hobart Ziglar Jr.; and a sister, Ula Mae Ziglar. She retired from Southern Area Agency on Aging, where she worked for 25 years, and she was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. Surviving are five daughters, Dianne Flippen of Ridgeway, Libby Smith of Stuart, Anita Latham of Sparta, Tenn., Cindy Childress of Patrick Springs and Patricia Edge of Noblesville, Ind.; a son, Tim Wray of Hampton; 23 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church Emmaus Fund, 159 Salem Church Road, Patrick Springs, Va. 24118. Bassett Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
SAHAYDAK, June Delight Bostow, 74, of Ashland, passed away on November 17, 2009. She was born June 30, 1935 to John and Emma Honcheroff Bostow of Max, N.D. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lt. Col. Ed Sahaydak, USMC Ret.; one son, Sterling Sahaydak and his wife, Wendy; and a daughter, Crystal. June was a retired nurse, receiving her degree from the Bismark Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. June was a loving and devoted wife and mother. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nelsen Funeral Home - Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at 2 p.m. in Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make gifts to the American Heart Association .
GREEN, Lavinia, of Richmond, entered into eternal life Friday, November 20, 2009. Professional services of comfort entrusted to the:
s 1 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009, at Wickline Funeral Home, Lindside, W.Va., 304-753-5910., Make a memorial contribution
Charles Lee, of Daleville, Va., passed away on Friday, November 20, 2009, Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rader Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Daleville, Va., 540-992-1212., Make a memorial contribution
He graduated from Newport News High School in Feb., 1943, and answered his country's call to service immediately afterward. Buddy was a member of the 661st tank destroyer battalion which was attached to the 69th Division in France. He fought at the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhine River and Leipzig as a front line messenger and combat soldier. His Division was the first to meet up with the Russians during the Allied invasion of Germany. Before receiving his honorable discharge as a T-4 Sergeant, Buddy spent the last six months of his military service at the Army War College in Washington, D.C., Buddy graduated from the NACA-NASA Apprentice School in 1952. He began his 30-year career at NACA-NASA as an electronic instrument maker and retired in 1979 as an engineering technician with the Instrument Research Division., Buddy generously gave of his time working as a scoutmaster for the Deer Park Cub Scouts of America and as a baseball coach for Deer Park Little League, Pony League and Colt League teams. Throughout his life he loved sports. He enjoyed playing basketball, football, baseball, softball, golf and tennis. Boating and fishing were favorite pastimes. Bowling also played a large part in his life. While on leave after basic training in 1944, he met his future wife, Pauline, at the Sports Bowl Duckpin Lanes in Newport News. Buddy bowled on NACA-NASA leagues all through his working years and for 27 years after his retirement he and Pauline bowled with the Friday Fellowship League at Classic Lanes where they made wonderful friends., He was predeceased by his parents, Lemuel E. and Alethia Nurney Forrest; and his sisters, Sybil Goodman and Norma Craigs., Buddy is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 62 years, Pauline O'Neal Forrest, whom he married on Valentine's Day, 1947; their children, Wanda Carter and her husband, Carlton, and Gary Forrest and his wife, Martha; four stepgranddaughters and five step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Estelle Keith; niece, Phyllis Fritschi; nephews, Ray B. and Dale Goodman; special cousins, Thomas Earl and Gerald Deans and William and Denise Nurney., The family will welcome friends on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home in Hampton., At Buddy's request, a graveside service will be held on Monday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. in Parklawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Katherine Gray will officiate., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in Buddy' name to Deer Park Baptist Church, 826 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601, or to Riverside Hospice, Suite 6E, 12420 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606.
will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Burch-Messier Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Lafon and the Rev. Kenneth Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Union Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Burch-Messier Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 317 W. Main Street, Bedford, Va., 540-586-7360., Make a memorial contribution
NEWPORT NEWS - Louise Mardene Davis passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 19, 2009, in Newport News., She was born in Jesup, Ga., on Oct. 21, 1924, and had lived with her family in Newport News since 1959., Mrs. Davis was a devoted member of Bethany United Methodist Church and loved being with her friends there. She taught Sunday school for many years and enjoyed many church activities. She also loved her grandsons, who referred to her as their beloved 'Grandma'., She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Davis; and 10 older brothers and sisters., Survivors include two daughters and two sons-in-law, Carolyn and Frank Ancarrow of Seaford, and Dianne and Bob Cornelison of Lynchburg; four grandsons and their wives, Eric and Kelli Ancarrow of Seaford, David Ancarrow, also of Seaford, Robbie and Le Cornelison of Germantown, Md., and David Cornelison of Victor, Idaho., Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 21, at Peninsula Funeral Home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 1509 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA 23666.
s will be conducted Monday, November 23, 2009, at 2 p.m. in Bethel Chapel in the Clendennin Community near Narrows with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., in Pembroke, Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family via, Make a memorial contribution
JONES, Mae Ellen "Maxi", of Richmond, entered eternal life November 17, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, James W. Jones; and her son, Jerry R. Scott. Cherishing her memory are two sons, Daniel and Terry Jones; three daughters, Janette Miller (Rick), Donette Daniels (James) and Trinisa Berry (Melvin); 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; one brother, three sisters, host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends Sunday, 5 to 6 p.m. at the Brunson's Funeral Chapel, 1st and Federal Streets. Homegoing services will be held Monday, 11 a.m. at Fountain of Deliverance Outreach Ministries. Bishop Lawrence Taylor, pastor, officiating. Interment Riverview Cemetery. Robert M. Brunson Sr. and Jr., directors.
s 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at the chapel of John M. Oakey and Son, Salem, Va., 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution
Margaret Dell (Kirkley) Walker, 82, of West Lafayette and formerly of Waynesboro, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at Lafayette Pointe Nursing Home., She was born June 26, 1927, in Charlottesville, a daughter of the late James and Mary Dudley Kirkley. On July 5, 1946, she married Frederick Walker., In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick, who passed away on May 2, 1992; four sisters, three brothers, and son-in-law, Sam Miller., Margaret enjoyed sewing, making crafts, reading, and spending time with her family especially her great-grandchildren, who called her Ya-Ya., She is survived by her daughter, Patti Miller; two grandchildren, Jimmy Miller and his wife, Carla, and April Scott and her husband David; four great-grandchildren, Cohen Miller, Slade Miller, Daniel Scott and Katelyn Scott; and several nieces and nephews., A graveside service will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday, November 23, 2009, at Holy Cross Episcopal Church Cemetery in Batesville, Virginia, with Pastor Matt Coiner officiating., Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro is serving the family.
s will be held 1 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2009, in the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel with the Rev. Robin Parker officiating. The interment will be in Franklin Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2009, at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to, Make a memorial contribution
Charles (Donnie) Martin, 56, of Ridgeway, Va., died Friday, November 20, 2009. Arrangements by Bassett Funeral Service, in Bassett., Make a memorial contribution
will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009, at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Roanoke. The Reverend Dr. Quigg Lawrence will officiate. A visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2009, at Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131. Memorials may be made to Young Life of the Roanoke Valley., Make a memorial contribution
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Roxie Layne Mason, 96, of Evington, Va., passed away November 19, 2009. Graveside Saturday, 11 a.m., Evington United Methodist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston., Make a memorial contribution
JARRATT, Melvin A. "Mel," 62, of Jarratt, died Friday, November 20, 2009. He is survived by his daughter, Jackie J. Roach and her husband, Jeff; son, Steven "Stevie" Pluta and his wife, Michelle; granddaughter, Harlee; two sisters, Margaret Poole and husband, Joe, and Dorothy Baylor; two brothers, Lawrence Jarratt and David Jarratt; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday (tonight) at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd. in Jarratt, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2009. Interment will follow at Readville Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Joyner Gray Yale Ruritan Club, c/o Woody Dunn, 21428 Peter's Bridge Rd., Yale, Va. 23897.
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KEMP, Nathan Abraham, 85, of Bumpass, Va., went to be with the Lord, and granddaughter, Shawna Kemp, on November 19, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carrie Henshaw Kemp; son, Alvin Kemp and his friend, Peggy; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Rick Compton; son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie and Brenda Kemp; brothers, Asa and Leland Kemp; grandchildren, AJ, Travis, and Kelsey Kemp, Patrick and Jonathan Compton, and Jesse Brumbaugh. The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 22, at Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral, Va. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 23, at Bethany Christian Church. Following the service, the body will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa, Va. The family would like to extend a special thanks for the excellent care our dad received from Henrico Doctors' Hospital and the rehab at Laurels of University Park. An extra special thanks to Dr. Virat V. Bakhshi for his loving care given to dad over the years. May God Bless You!
CARSON, Nathaniel O. Sr., departed this life November 19, 2009. Arrangements by
Glenn Mason Nester, 64, of Riner, Va., passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 17, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda Montgomery Nester; his daughter, Renee Nester; his sister, Catherine Cox; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Glenn was the owner of his own business, retiring in 2005. He enjoyed life; spending time outdoors, with family, friends, and with his dogs. Glenn was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Services will be held 5 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009, at Grace Baptist Church, Floyd with Pastor Steve Lackey officiating. The family wishes to thank all of the special people who have supported us during this time. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va., Make a memorial contribution
s will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009, in the Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home Chapel., Make a memorial contribution
WILFORD, Odell W., of Richmond, departed this life November 19, 2009. Remains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull St. Funeral notice later.
NEWPORT NEWS - Orien "Chuck" Delano Doss, 74, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family., The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home., A celebration of Chuck's life will be held Monday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home in Hampton. Interment will follow in Hampton Veterans Memorial Park in Hampton., Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
In Loving Memory of Melva M. PAINTER 11/21/1919 3/16/2009, As I lie here in bed,, Just my pups and me,, I gradually drift into sleep while, Whispering the name of thee., Dark is fast approaching,, So I hope and pray to see,, Tucked inside an angel's wing, I, Whisper the name of thee., Pictures begin to show,, Memories gradually flow,, It is you I see, from head to toe,, Just as if you did not go., Now the light begins to fade,, And the journey has been spent,, I slowly awaken safe and sound,, As my love has just been sent., Happy First Birthday in Heaven, Mee-Maw, I miss you every second, of every minute, of every hour of every day., Diane, Make a memorial contribution
Willard White (Bill) Painter, of Buena Vista, Va., died on Tuesday, November 17, 2009. Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Bolling, Grose, and Lotts Funeral Home Chapel, Buena Vista, Va., Make a memorial contribution
He was born Sept. 14, 1930, in Pleasant Hill, S.C. He retired from the Newport News Shipyard (Dept. X31) after 43 years of service., He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; mother, Viola; father, Loveit; brother, Manley; sister, Mary Alice; sons, Bobby and Arthur; and daughter, Diane., He is survived by his two brothers, Olin and Mac; sister, Ruby; two sons, Paul Jr. and Jimmy; two daughters, Audrey Bailey and Pamela Jones; two daughters-in-law, Betty and Sylvia; one son-in-law, William; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends., Viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at the Chapel of the M.E. Fisher Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Highland Cemetery, Kershaw, S.C.
will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dave Mucha officiating. Myra asked that any memorials for her be made to Camp Alta Mons, 2842 Crockett Springs Road, Shawsville, Va. 24162. Myra's family would like to thank Gentle Shepherd Hospice for their compassionate and helpful care of her these past months. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home in Salem, Va., Make a memorial contribution
He was born on February 28, 1920, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the oldest son of the late Rosalia and Pietro Barretta. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna G. Barretta of Charlottesville; and three sisters, Elizabeth Sturm of Huntington, West Virginia, Marilyn Barisano of Nahant, Massachusetts, and Cira Barretta of Arlington, Virginia., He is survived by his four children, Dr. Rosalie G. Barretta of Falling Waters, West Virginia, Elizabeth M. Barretta-Davis and her husband, Reggie, of Earlysville, Virginia, Peter A. Barretta III of Port Deposit, Maryland, and Patricia F. Steele and her husband, Robert, along with their children, Marcus and Josephine Steele of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; his two sisters, Rosalie Fera of Meadville, Pennsylvania, and Anne Ambrose and her husband, Leedy, of Manassas, Virginia; and his four brothers, Sam and Joe Barretta of Venice, Florida, Ben Barretta and his wife, Pat, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, and Anthony Barretta and his wife, Patti, of Crozet, Virginia, along with many nieces and nephews. In addition, he leaves many friends and staff at Our Lady of Peace who mourn his passing., Colonel Barretta was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, the Dominican Republic revolt and the Vietnam War, serving over 28 years in the Air Force until his retirement in 1970. He began his military career after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Leaving Allegheny College he joined up as a flying cadet. He flew in 43 missions in B-24 Liberator aircraft during five Solomon Island campaigns and was awarded eight Air Medals and two Presidential Unit Citations. At the end of World War II, he met and married Edna Gonzales of San Diego, Texas, and was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he was an Education Officer. During the Korean War stationed in Japan as a psychological warfare officer, he wrote radio scripts for broadcast over the Voice of the United Nations Command to encourage the surrender of North Korean pilots. He also was assigned to work with the USO to meet and escort Hollywood entertainers including Bob Hope, Jayne Mansfield and Danny Kaye when they came to visit the troops overseas. During the Dominican Republic civil revolt from 1965 until 1966, he worked with the Inter-American Peace Force directing and performing humanitarian aid for the Dominican people. During the Vietnam War he served as the director of an intelligence unit with the then super secret Studies and Observation Group (SOG), a joint unconventional warfare task force that provided valuable intelligence information for many SOG and Green Beret operations. He served in three Vietnam War campaigns. Colonel Barretta was proud of his military service to his country and was awarded numerous medals and commendations including the Bronze Star., After Vietnam, he returned to the Pentagon as an Intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency having been with the agency from its creation even designing the DIA logo, which is still used today. During this time Col. Barretta helped coordinate airlift support for Antarctica's "Operation Deep Freeze" and on his retirement in 1970, Colonel Barretta was invited to be a member of the Antarctican Society and the American Polar Society. For the next 25 years he wrote feature articles, columns and book reviews for the Icecap News and other polar journals with an emphasis on polar aviation and scientific missions. A prolific writer, he was particularly interested in the Lost Squadron aircraft in Greenland and wrote extensively concerning the recovery efforts. Through his correspondence with scientists and explorers from many countries he amassed an extensive collection of polar cachets documenting many expeditions to the Antarctica., Always eager to further his education, he earned his Master's of Arts and Education Specialist degrees from George Washington University and taught American History at a local high school in Northern Virginia. He was working on his PhD when illness prevented him from completing hi dissertation., After living in the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria for over 40 years, he and his wife Edna moved to Our Lady of Peace Retirement Community in Charlottesville in 2003., The family wishes to thank Sharon Smith and Angela Duffy, his nurses who provided dedicated care to our father these last few years. Also special thanks to his University of Virginia "adopted granddaughter" Lizzie Simonds who spent many hours visiting with "the Colonel" as a Madison House volunteer., Two viewings will be held at Demaine Funeral Home at 520 South Washington Street in Alexandria, Virginia, from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2009, and from 9 until 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2009., A memorial mass will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. November 25, 2009, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on 8710 Mount Vernon Highway in Alexandria, Virginia., Final memorial services are scheduled later at Fort Meyer Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery 12:34 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2010, with a military funeral to follow., The family requests expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to the Air Force Memorial Foundation, the Disabled American Veterans or a Veterans organization of your choice.
Everette Clayton Phillippe, 92, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2009. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 22, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at John M. Oakey and Son, Salem, Va., 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution
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Nov 20, 2009 Rachel L. Baker Hollmandollor, 23, of Bassett, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at home. Bassett Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
He was the owner of Engle Plumbing, Heating & Air Inc. for the Peninsula & Northern neck area since 2003., Rick was a member of the Wicomico Hunt Club. He was a former commercial fisherman for ten years. He enjoyed being outdoors and sitting on the back porch on his glider. He was the oldest of five brothers, and was considered "an awesome big brother". Rick had four loves in his life: his family, the outdoors, the Dallas Cowboys, and sweet tea. He will be loved and cherished for a lifetime., Rick is survived by his beloved wife of 29 years, Kathy "Lynn" H. Engle; his son, Bryan Eugene Engle; his two daughters, Jennifer Darlene Engle and Jessica Lynn Engle; two grandchildren, Kloe-Elyzabeth Cunningham and Airen Michael Huskins; father, Richard E. Engle Sr.; mother, Darlene M. and stepfather, George C. Pauls; four brothers, William W. "Wesley" Engle and wife, Sondra, Robert E. Engle and wife, Tara, Bubby Pauls and wife, Jackie, and Chris A. Pauls and Sherry Simpson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends., A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson by Pastor Richard Croxton. At other times the family will be gathered at 122 Forrest Road, Poquoson. Inurnment will be private at a later date., Online condolences to
GRAY, Richard M., 79, departed this life November 18, 2009. Services private.
WILLIAMSBURG - Richard J. Coates, 70, of Williamsburg, passed away Nov. 17, 2009., Richard served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in December 1967. He retired after working as a supervisor for many years in the fuel industry., Richard is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; a son, John and his wife, Kimberly, and their children, Richard John (12) and Rowan Elaina (7); a daughter, Beverley, and her children, Gabriella Elizabeth (10) and Michael Charles (7); a sister, Dorothy Rioux; a nephew, Paul Rioux and family; and a special niece, Jennifer Mary Helton and family., The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 22, and Monday, Nov. 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, Va. Services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Robert A. Dana died Thursday, November 19, 2009, at his home in Scottsville, Virginia, after a courageous battle with cancer., He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and relocated to Richmond, Virginia, in 1986. A graduate of Western Michigan, he worked as a regional medical sales manager for Stryker Corporation and MDT Corp then turned to his passion of woodworking and residential renovations for his vocation. Bob was a talented and highly regarded cabinetmaker, beloved friend and "gentle-man" to all who knew him., He is survived by his wife, Sarah Ashworth; two sisters, Dorothy Dana and Kathy Dana; and three nephews., Burial is private and a celebration of Bob's life is scheduled for Saturday, December 19, 2009, at his home., The family requests contributions be made to Continuum Home Health Care at University of Virginia Medical Center, Attn Mary Crandle, P.O. Box 800780, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0780., Thacker Brothers Funeral Home in Scottsville is handling arrangements.
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Roy was a member of Poquoson Volunteer Fire Dept. for 60 years, where he held the position of Treasurer for 38 years. He was a member of the Virginia State Fireman's Association. He enjoyed his membership in the Clemson IPTAY Club, and has the honor of being a member of the only undefeated football team at Poquoson High School in 1949., Roy worked at Newport News Shipyard for 41 years, retiring in 1993 to enjoy his lifelong passion of fishing and oystering in the waters of Poquoson. The last few years he could be seen sitting outside in his swing, where he enjoyed sharing memories with friends and family and chewing his tobacco., Roy was preceded in death by his parents, William Marvin and Emily Firth Rollins; and brother, William Carroll Rollins., He is survived by his wife of 56 years, his high school sweetheart, Virginia Winder Rollins; his loving children and adoring grandchildren, Roy Smith "Roy Jr." Rollins of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Marvin Ellis "Bubba" Rollins and wife, Kathleen and their children, Kasey Michelle Rollins and Matthew Taylor Rollins, all of Kennesaw, Ga., and Cathy Rollins "Cathy Lynn" Losares and husband, Dave, and their children, Carin Losares Carr and husband, Corey, and Christopher David Losares, all of Poquoson; his sister-in-law, Blanche Rollins; and niece, Alicia Rollins Allen and husband, Jake., The family will be receiving friends Friday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 12:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rita A. Callis, Martha Jones, and Rev. Milford C. Rollins.
COLLINS, Ruth Audrey, 70, of Midlothian, departed this life Wednesday, November 18, 2009. She leaves behind her loving husband, Dr. Brian J. Collins and was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Audrey Beyer. Born in Newark, N.J., she graduated from West Side High School and took courses in medical technology, office management and laboratory preparation. She worked in medical technology, and for 32 years managed a busy medical office for her husband, modeling a caring and optimistic office attitude. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Audrey R. Domogauer of Pocono, Pa., Kathleen M. "Kathy" Collins; a sister, Stacian Beyer, both of Midlothian; a brother, Harold Beyer of Florida; and grandchildren, Madison Decker and Joseph Pertowski. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chesterfield Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 14301 Ashbrook Pkwy, where her funeral will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 23. Interment will be in Virginia Veterans Cemetery.
Sarah Bagwell Smith, Sarah Bagwell Smith, a longtime member of the Charlottesville art community, died of pneumonia on Friday, November 13, 2009, at the Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was 91., Sarah was born in 1918, at Mount Prospect, Onancock, Virginia and grew up on the Eastern Shore, where her wide interests in science, nature, and the arts developed. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1939 with an A.B. in biology and art and then pursued post-graduate studies in biology, chemistry, and bacteriology at what is now Virginia Tech. Afterwards she began work towards a Master's Degree in biology at Johns Hopkins University. As the United States entered World War II, her future husband, the late Dr. Harry L. Smith Jr., was beginning his practice in Charlottesville, and he urged her to move back to Virginia and marry him., Sarah taught biology and chemistry at St. Anne's School, but with the arrival of her children, she was finally free to begin her long career in the arts. Her first love was sculpture. Over the years she worked in and experimented with many methods and media: plastics, metals, resins, lead, paper, fiberglass, car body putty and epoxy, clay, cement, stone, terra cotta, and wood. She was an accomplished welder, and took an additional class in arc welding while in her eighties. She produced many busts, including several of Thomas Jefferson and an oversized bust of a prominent attorney, A.J. Priest, Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and a Principal of a major New York law firm. It was modeled from photographs, cast in bronze, and acquired by his former law firm. Sarah also produced several other busts as studies for larger pieces., Her many commissioned works include a large welded iron piece "Chief Priest, Variation # 2" for a Pennsylvania physician, and the figures of Mary and Joseph which adorn the rood beam in Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Those figures were commissioned by the well-known local architect Milton Grigg. Sarah also created and cast a bronze bas-relief, "Mary's Garden," for her alma mater, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, in Lynchburg; forged a welded steel crucifix for The Church of The Ascension in Virginia Beach; sculpted a bronze bas-relief portrait for the Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center; designed the bas-relief seal of the City of Charlottesville for the Public Works Building exterior facade; and made a small sculpture, "Minute Men," for the town of Culpeper. She was a finalist in the Richmond Police Memorial Competition for a life-size sculpture. Her works can be found in public and private collections, including the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, Randolph College in Lynchburg, and Randolph-Macon College in Ashland., Widowed in 1973, Sarah enjoyed teaching at the Virginia Art Institute in Charlottesville, and many of her students have since become established artists. She also taught through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia. She was chosen as a member of the Abingdon Square Painters of New York City and of the Tri-State Sculptors, and was included in the Marquis Who's Who of American Women. Sarah was pleased to be chosen for the first display of sculptures shown in Charlottesville's Art In Place program with a large fiberglass piece entitled "Arizona." Throughout her long career, Sarah's curiosity and her enthusiastic experimentation with new and unusual media led to much artistic growth. She took classes with many prominent artists from South Carolina to New York, including Theresa Pollack, and she exhibited her work in many individual and group shows in Virginia and North Carolina, also the District of Columbia, Philadelphia, and New York City., Sarah's most recent show, "Retrospective: Selected Works, 1959 - 2009," took place in the main gallery of the McGuffey Art Center in May of 2009, showcasing many of her watercolors, prints, drawings, and sculptures, most notably a life-size, 2 figure bronze sculpture entitled "Gamboling." Sarah was a member of the McGuffey Art Center from its inception in 1973, working in her studio there for about a decade, and returning to a studio again for a year when she was 84. During the earlier period, she could be seen riding her moped to the art center on weekdays, while friends were amused to see her motorcycle helmet showing up amongst the ladies' coats at the occasional weekend party. Sarah's concern for the environment was always with her; she went green long before most. Sarah was also an ardent gardener and belonged to the Rivanna Garden Club, serving as president for one term., An early achievement in Sarah's career was the design and patenting of an elevated toilet seat, which she created for an arthritic family member. It is typical of Sarah's high standards and strong character that she refused to launch the product commercially when potential manufacturers sought to increase sales by making the seat with built-in obsolescence. Sarah strove for perfection and soundness in everything she created, and was always mindful of safety and permanence., Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Eugenia Taylor Bagwell and Isaiah William Bagwell II; her husband, Dr. Harry LeCato Smith Jr.; and her brother, Isaiah William Bagwell III., She is survived by her children, Harry L. Smith III and his wife, Jacqueline, of Charlottesville, Douglass Smith of Sandy Hook, Virginia, and Susan Haberly and her husband, David, of Keswick, Virginia; and by her sister-in-law, Anne Bagwell of Onancock, Virginia. She is also survived by her nieces and nephew, Linda Custis and her husband, Henry, of Onancock, Virginia, Isaiah William Bagwell IV and his wife Claudia, of Onancock, Virginia, and Jean Styer and her husband, Bruce, of Glen Allen, Virginia. Her grandchildren are Sarah Smith and her husband, Joshua Grinnel, of Alexandria, Virginia; Jacqueline Young and Renita Young of Baltimore, Maryland; Caroline and her husband, Matthew Hirst, of Charlottesville, Virginia; Deborah Walling and Kenneth Weber of Charlestown, Pennsylvania; Melinda and her husband, John Pasquale Sr. of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania; Duncan Haberly and Jennifer Nagaj of San Francisco, California; and Anne Baker and her husband, Shawn, of Burlington, North Carolina. Sarah was also delighted to have 10 great-grandchildren, and was very fond of her many cousins. Sarah's artist friends were a large part of her life, and her family is especially grateful to one of those friends, Randall Henniker of Richmond, Virginia for his help and friendship through the years., A generous contributor to many charities, Sarah will be remembered for her willingness to help others. She will also be remembered for her impact on other artists, as a naturally gifted teacher, a willing mentor, and a much-revered role model. Her friends, family, and colleagues will greatly miss her sharp intelligence, her encyclopedic knowledge of both art and science, her sage counsel, and her quick wit., At Sarah's request and in keeping with her priorities in life, her body was donated to science. A celebration of her life will be held for her family and friends at McGuffey Art Center 1 p.m. Sunday, December 6, 2009.
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s 2 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel, Blacksburg., Make a memorial contribution
will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Pastor Scott Obenchain officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 20, 2009, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem., Make a memorial contribution
Lexie Elizabeth Stump, 15, of Christiansburg, Va., passed away Thursday, November 19, 2009. Arrangements by Horne Funeral Home & Crematory., Make a memorial contribution
Come celebrate Sue's Life on Nov. 29, 2009, at 3p.m. at Stone House Presbyterian Church, 9401 Fieldstone Pkwy, Toano, Va.
HARRIS, Thomas L. Sr., departed this life November 20, 2009. Arrangements by
s will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009, in the Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home Chapel., Make a memorial contribution
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LANDA, Thomas W., 67, left to be with the Lord on November 10, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter W. and Mable McKenney Landa. Thomas loved and appreciated all his family who helped him at the Chippendale Retirement Center, Colonial Heights Senior Citizen Center, and Southside Baptist Church.
Timothy Keith Fleenor Timothy Keith Fleenor, 28, passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at Bris tol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bristol Tennessee on September 15, 1981, to Timothy Lynn and Sheri Denise Hawkins Fleenor. He was a 1999 graduate of Virginia High School and attended Virginia Highlands Community College. He loved fishing, hiking, camping, and being outdoors. He loved music of all kinds. He worked as a carpet cleaner for Carpet-Care-O-Van with his grandfather before going to work for Metal Castings. He was a very friendly, outgoing, intelligent person. He loved his three children and had many special friends, whom he would do anything for. I n addition to his parents, he was survived by his son, Timothy Orion; daughters, Nevaeh Rain Lilith and Nolee Grace; the mother of his children, Amanda Gail Wheeler of Bristol Tennessee; sister, Sarah Nicole Fleenor of Bristol Virginia; maternal grandparents, Charles and Bernice Hawkins of Bristol Virginia; paternal grandparents, Jack and Peggy Fleenor of Bluff City, Tenn.; a special niece, Sadie Brianna Goodson of Bristol Virginia; and uncles, Chuck Hawkins of Bristol and Rick Fleenor and his wife Rosemary of Blountville, Tenn. The family received friends from 6 until 7:45 Thursday evening, Nov. 19, 2009, at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The funeral service followed at 8 o'clock with Dr. Austin Cook officiating. The committal service and interment were held at 11 o'clock Friday morning, Nov. 20, 2009, at Webb-Lady Cemetery. Family and friends were asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers were Timothy Fleenor, Rick Fleenor, Chuck Hawkins, Steve Hall, Josh Patrick, and Brian Goodson. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Lowe and Tom Mullins. Condolences and memories were shared with the family and viewed by visiting
Ret. MSgt. James Eddie Tolbert Sr., United States Air Force, of Boones Mill, Va., passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2009. He was born on December 14, 1931, in Jenkinjones , W.Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Lafayette and Sarah Nettie Marshall Tolbert; and a sister, Mary Lou Tolbert Hall, of Christiansburg, Va. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy Marie Hall Tolbert; a daughter, Cathy Perry, of Warrenton, Va.; two sons, James Eddie Jr., of Fredericksburg, Va., and Carl Ray, of Stafford, Va.; two granddaughters, Crystal Pulley and her husband, Andy, of Glade Hill, Va., and Amanda Perry, of Midland, Va.; one great-grandson, Gavin Andrew Pulley; and a new great-granddaughter born November 17, 2009, Kendall Brooke Pulley. He graduated from Gary High School, Gary, W.Va., in 1950, and entered the United States Air Force on March 23, 1951. After he served 20 years and eight days, he retired on April 1, 1971. While in the Air Force, he was stationed in Okinawa and two tours in Korea. Nine of his 20 years were with the Defense Atomic Support Agency in Washington, D.C. as a top secret control officer. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as a mail clerk at the Woodbridge, Va. Post Office for 20 years, retiring on October 3, 1992. He lived in Dale City, Va. for 35 years. Some of the awards James received was the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. Services will be at Oakey's South Chapel on Brambleton Avenue at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2009. Dr. Ken Scoggins will officiate. Interment will follow in Rest Vale Cemetery, Floyd County. Military Honors by Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854 and American Legion #127. Friends may call at Oakey's South Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution
Annie Leebrick Taylor Annie Leebrick Taylor, 89, of Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. She was the wife of the late Leslie James Taylor Sr. Born Dec. 15, 1919, in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of the late William and Elsie Ballau Leebrick. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Leslie J. Taylor Jr., and wife, Marlene, of Ellicott City, Md.; a daughter, Eslie Fletcher of Baltimore, Md.; three grandchildren, Gina Taylor, Michele Wilson and husband, Tom, and Dawn Schatz and husband, Tim; and two great-grandchildren, Rebecca and T.J. Schatz. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 21, 2009, at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church with Dr. Timothy D. Hazlett officiating. Burial will follow in the Amherst Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Driskill Funeral Chapel, Amherst, (434) 946-5529, is in charge of the arrangements.
LUCY, Vernon Drewery III, 67, of Mechanicsville, Va., died Thursday, November 19, 2009. Vernon was born on May 21, 1942 as the only child of the late, Vernon D. Lucy Jr. and Florence Washington Lucy of Woodford, Va. Vernon was a 1964 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a member of the Corps of Cadets - K Company. In 1966, he married his sweetheart, Dale Crisp, and they became as one. Two weeks later, he embarked on a one-year tour in Vietnam, where he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the army. Vernon joined a division of Westinghouse in 1964, which later became Infilco Degremont Incorporated, where he worked for 45 years. He became President of Infilco Degremont in 1998, where he served in that capacity up to his death. While at Infilco Degremont, Vernon served as a life member of AWWA (American Water Works Association), including Chair of the Manufacturers and Associates Council and Board Member of the Research Foundation. He was a member of WEF (Water Environment Foundation), including past President of the Water Environment Research Foundation. He also served on the Board of the Clean Water Alliance, the Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association and the global charity, Water for People. He was a leader in his church family throughout the years, including serving as Deacon at Chamberlayne Baptist Church in Henrico and Executive Deacon and active volunteer at Cool Spring Baptist Church in Mechanicsville. He was currently an Area Director for Community Bible Study. Vernon was an avid sportsman - taking his friends and family fishing on his boat in the Chesapeake Bay, and hunting with friends at Woodford Hunt Club and on his family's property in Caroline County. He was a lifelong Hokie and enjoyed tailgating with friends and family at Virginia Tech football games. Vernon Lucy is survived by his wife and lifelong love of 44 years, Dale Crisp Lucy; his daughter, Dana Lucy Egan and her husband, Kevin, of Mechanicsville; his son, Christopher Vernon Lucy and his wife, Nancy, of Richmond; and his five grandchildren, Caroline, Katharine and Reilly Egan, and Thomas and Lauren Lucy; mother-in-love, Virginia Crisp of Ruther Glen; sisters and brothers-in-love, Dorothy and Dudley Busic of Ashland, Marie Farmer of Ruther Glen, Gene and Jackie Crisp of Glen Allen, and their families. He was also preceded in death by his father-in-love, John Ralph Crisp; and his brother-in-love, Emmett Farmer. In all of Vernon's endeavors and actions, he was an extraordinarily consistent man of unwavering faith. Whether he was at work, play, church or home, he was the same man. In his life, he enjoyed many successes, accomplishments and achievements, and gave all of the credit - all of the time, to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A funeral service will be held Monday, November 23, at 11 a.m. at Cool Spring Baptist Church at 9283 Atlee Station Rd. in Mechanicsville, with a reception immediately following in the Fellowship Hall. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. in Lakewood Cemetery, Bowling Green. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green. Sign register book online at www.storkefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Bible Study www.communitybiblestudy.org, Cool Spring Baptist Church www.coolspring.org, or Water for People www.waterforpeople.org.
Victor K. Scott, Jr.
Nov 20, 2009 The funeral for Victor Keith Scott Jr., 27, of Hampton and formerly of Stuart, who died Nov. 14, 2009, was held Thursday at Moody Funeral Services in Stuart with the Rev. C. Leanader Pilson officiating. Burial was in Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were Alvin Scott, Robert Scott, Rodney Scott, Derrick Stubblefield, Kenneth Pullins, James Pullins, Howie Smith and Christopher Stubblefield.
DOY, Virginia Lee, 87, born July 15, 1922 in Akron, Ohio, died November 18, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Doy; her parents, Louis and Mary Louise Stein; and her brothers, Franklin and Richard Stein. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Doy and Susan Mossem (Dietmar); grandson, Devin Mossem, all of Richmond, Va. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Viola Stein and Niki Stein of Syracuse, N.Y.; nieces, Linda Zimack, Syracuse, N.Y.; Mary Ann Hawley (Bob), Bedford, N.Y.; several grandnieces and a grandnephew; and her special family, Alex, Susan, and Alexis Pittmon, Santa Barbara, Calif. She graduated from Eastwood High School in 1940 and moved to Los Angeles to work as a "riveter" for McDonnell Douglas, and as a parachute line inspector for Cole of California. She was a cashier and bookkeeper for A & P Supermarkets in Syracuse after WW II, where she later volunteered for the ARC and worked the polls during elections. Ginny lived in Santa Barbara, Calif. for 20 years where she volunteered for the Red Cross Blood Bank and took painting classes. She was a generous soul who was a mother to all and will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Church Hill home.
Walter Roy Mills, Walter Roy Mills, 62, of Charlottesville, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Charlottesville after a brief illness., Known to many as "Bear", and to his close family and friends as "Paw Paw", he lived all of his life in Charlottesville. Early in his working career he was employed as a forklift operator at Pepsi and then went on to work for H.T. Ferron as a yard foreman. Upon leaving H.T. Ferron, he went on to work for Classy Car Wash until he became disabled with his legs., "Paw Paw" will be greatly missed by his family and especially by his grandson, Cory. He had numerous friends whom he used to spend most days with at Moore's Creek restaurant and Amoco, especially all the staff at "The Creek" , Harold, Elwood, Sandy, Timmy, Tonya, George, and Pastor Steve Holsapple. As well as spending time with friends, he loved playing cards, shooting pool and scratching Lotto tickets., He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Mills; and his brother, Jimmy Mills., Survivors include his mother, Maria Snead Proffitt of Charlottesville; his wife of 33 years, Mary Etta Mills of Crozet; his stepchildren, Charles "Lynn" Norford and his wife, Rhonda, and children, Justin and Amber of Altavista, Virginia; Jeffrey Allen Norford of Charlottesville, with whom he lived; Doris "DV" Oliphant and her husband, Sonny, and children, Cory, Nicholas and Mikayla of Barboursville, Virginia; and James Todd Norford and his wife, Kathy, and children, Elijah and Colby of Gladys, Virginia., The family wishes to thank the staff at the Golden Living Center and Teague Funeral Home for helping the family during this time., A memorial service will be held to celebrate "Paw Paw's" life at Cornerstone Life Christian Church, 1309 Mountainview Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902, 4 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009, with Pastor Steve Holsapple officiating., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Cornerstone Life Christian Church.
GREEN, William, beloved husband of Shirley Green, entered into eternal life November 18, 2009. Homegoing services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2009 at the Pilgram Journey Baptist Church, 7204 Bethlehem Rd. Interment Maury Cemetery.
He was employed with Black and White Cars and HRT Medical Transport both of Norfolk., He leaves to treasure his memories, his wife, Jean O. Burton of Virginia Beach; his mother, Mrs. Addie J. Burton of Newport News; one son, Darius Burton (Kynyata) and his mother Gloria Burton all of Virginia; one daughter, Ebony N. Thompson of Norfolk; one sister, Charlene Burton of Hampton; one brother, Nathaniel Burton (Angela) of Hampton; three granddaughters, Ariah, Aaliyah and Anvia Burton all of Virginia Beach; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends., Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov, 21, 2009, at Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions with Pastor Willie J. Pennington, officiating. Viewing one hour prior to the service Saturday at the Funeral Home.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Jean Mercer of Newport News; his father, R. T. Mercer of Newport News; four daughters, Darlene Mercer-Siegel of Ellicott City, Md., Michele Mercer of Newport News, Nikki Mercer Reinhart of Williamsburg, and Brigitte Mercer of New Orleans, La.; two stepdaughters, Suzette Polyzos of Hampton, and Kirstie Lugo of Chesapeake; stepson, Steve Rowe of Isle of White; three brothers, Charles Mercer of Alexandria, Johnny Mercer of Poquoson, and Larry Mercer of Portsmouth; one sister, Wanda Lemke of Marietta, Ga.; his uncle, Ralph Milligan of Rockingham, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; one great- grandchild; his sons-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
Robert Lee (Bob) Wiseman, 83, of Roanoke, Va., passed away Thursday, November 19, 2009. Arrangements by Oakey's East Chapel, 540-977-3909., Make a memorial contribution
Mrs. Betty Preston Witcher, 62, of Rocky Mount, Va., died on Friday, November 20, 2009. Arrangements by Stanfield Mortuary Service, Rocky Mount, Va., Make a memorial contribution
s will be held 1 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009, at Bedford Funeral Home Chapel, Bedford, Va., 540-586-9167., Make a memorial contribution
s 2 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Salem United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Bassett Funeral Service, in Bassett., Make a memorial contribution
Leaving to forever cherish his memory is a son, Cameron Kennedy of Houston, Texas; sisters, Jackie Morgan Stith (Melvin) of the home; Vanessa Claiborne (Robert) of Petersburg; brothers, Larry Morgan (Yvonne) and Wayne Morgan (Holly) both of Atlanta, Ga., and Cecil Morgan (Mattie) of Newport News; uncles, Webster Brown of Surry, Norman Brown of the Philippians and George Brown of Wakefield; aunts, Vashti Miles and Bessie Thornton both of Wakefield; Barbara Richwood of New Jersey; devoted niece, Miyoshi Stith of Maryland; a devoted cousin and godsister, Stephanie Balderama of Smithfield; sister-in-law, Brenda Morgan of New Jersey; a host nieces, nephews, cousins and friends., Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Colossian Baptist Church, 856 Old Fort Eustis Boulevard, Newport News., Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Morgan online at or at the establishment.
WALKER, Yvonne. Memorial service will be held Monday, 12 noon at Brunson's Funeral Chapel, 1st and Federal Streets. She is survived by a loving family. Robert M. Brunson Sr. and Jr., directors.
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