CONRAD, Alese Bourne, 97, of Richmond, died December 30, 2009. She was born to the late Arthur Irving Bourne and the late Olia Campbell Bourne on August 11, 1912. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel Lafayette "Fayette" Crone; and her second husband, Everett Conrad; sister, Ora Bourne Sanders; and a nephew, Melvin Irving Perkins. She is survived by one brother, George Wilson Bourne and his wife, Ruth Noel Bourne; and one sister, Myrtle Bourne Duke; and six nieces and nephews, Kenneth Bourne and his wife, Elizabeth "Libby," Sandra Bourne Holland and her husband, James, Maurice Duke and his wife, Elizabeth, George Duke and his wife, Kathleen, Frances Duke Reynolds and her husband, William, and a number of great-nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Bliley's-Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road, from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral at Bliley's at 1 p.m. Saturday, with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, 2000 Dumbarton Road, 23228.
NEWPORT NEWS - Peggy Ragland, 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009., She was a native of Floyd County, Va., and lived in Newport News since 1961. For many years she was active in the Ladies Bible Class at Morrison United Methodist Church, where she was a longtime member. In 1983, she retired as a dietary assistant from the Virginia Baptist Home, now The Chesapeake, after serving there for 11 years. She later spent many hours volunteering for RSVP-VP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the Virginia Peninsula)., Peggy was known by all for her laughter, and she looked for the humor in every situation. She also believed it was her honor and duty to help those in need and generously gave of what she had to others., She is survived by her son, Charles M. Ragland and his wife, JoAnne of Hampton; and her daughter, Peggy R. Hughes and her husband, Tom of Newport News., A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Delia M. Parrish officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service., Memorial contributions may be made to the Peninsula Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 377, Newport News, VA 23607., Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
WILLIAMSBURG - Anne Marie Burke (nee Beasley) of Williamsburg, Va., passed away Dec. 24, 2009, surrounded by her daughter and granddaughter, and lovingly cared for by the staff and volunteers of Hospice House., Born in Chula Vista, Calif., on Aug. 24, 1923, she grew up in Coronado and lived in the San Diego area until 1977. She and her mother relocated to Williamsburg in 1983, after the death of her husband., Anne's professional career spans more than 50 years in the mortgage and real estate development business with the Willis Allen Company of La Jolla, Calif., and its related entities., Anne was a loving mother to Saroj Harriet Ann; a very loving grandmother to Julian James, 40, Jonathan David, 30, and Naomi Kathryn, 28; and a dear friend and aunt to Ann Lynn Galpin., She was preceded in death by her dear brother, James Higgins Beasley. She is survived by Elsie Louise Galpin of Phoenix, Ariz., In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg (4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188) or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (
ATKINS, Annie Idell Harrison, 78, of Richmond, Va., died on Sunday, December 27, 2009. She is survived by her sons, George E. Atkins, Ricky Atkins, Earnest Atkins, Jerry Atkins and Robert M. Atkins of Richmond, Va.; daughters, Lynda Darden, Barbara Byrdsong and Janet Atkins of Richmond, Va., and Thelma Atkins-Riley of Emporia, Va.; 40 grandchildren, and 81 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church, in Emporia, Va., with Rev. A.I. Walton officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at Knox-High Mortuary, Inc. and Fairfield Baptist Church, 1500 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond, Va.
Our hearts were saddened on Dec. 23, 2009, by the passing of our loved one, Anthony Fittz. He departed this life at Southside Regional Medical Center., He was preceded in death by his mother, Dianne Fittz and father, George White., He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1984 to 1991., He leaves treasured and cherished memories to three brothers, Marcellus and Patrick Fittz of Miami, Fla., Randolph Fittz of Richmond, Va.; sister, Pamela Fittz Ingram of Atlanta, Ga.; three half sisters, Marie Brandon of Tidewater, Va., and Demetria Fitzgerald and Ashley Lyons, all of Petersburg, Va.; numerous cousins, two very special devoted, Nathaniel Robinson (Clementine) of Chesterfield, Va. that helped raise him, and Nikki Long (Mike) of Richmond, Va.; 11 nieces, nephews and very devoted friends, Edwin Braxton (Zelma) and Cecil Henderson (Wanda) of Ettrick, Va., Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the chapel of Tucker's Funeral Home with Pastor Travis Warren officiating. Online condolences may be registered at www.Tuckerfuneralhome1969@aol.com. The family may be reached at 804-733-4846 (Kikia Ingram) or 804-338-0627 Nikki Long., Relatives and friends will assemble at 1021 W. Wythe St., Petersburg at 3:30 p.m., Services under the direction of Tucker's Funeral Home, 415 Halifax St., Petersburg. A.A. Tucker, funeral director.
Belle Mae Gilley Davenport CHILHOWIE, Va. Belle Mae Gilley Davenport, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, in the Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va. She was born in Ashe County, N.C., to the late James Webb Gilley and Oda Osborne Gilley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry C. Davenport on Dec. 28, 1975; a son, Charles R. "Bob" Davenport on June 13, 2005; a grandson, Charles R. Davenport Jr. on June 8, 1961. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Woodrow, Bill and Russell Gilley; and three sisters, Pearl Lambert, Ruby Phibbs and Reba Hawks. She had been a member of the Little Rock Baptist Church since its inception as a Baptist church. She served as Sunday school teacher for many years until her health began to decline. Her church and her family was her life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to her community. She is survived by: one daughter, Helen D. Blevins and husband Elmer; a daughter-in-law, Cordia J. Davenport; two grandsons, Dickie Davenport and wife Beth, Brian O'Quinn and wife Nancy; two granddaughters, Debra Lee and husband David, Patricia Davenport; three great-grandsons, Daniel Scott Robbins, Brandon O'Quinn, Colby Davenport; two great-granddaughters, Kamiah Davenport, Sierra Davenport; three sisters-in-law, Penny Heath and husband Preston, Shirley Walton, Lucy Davenport; one brother-in-law, Gilbert Blevins; two nieces, Mickey Weikle and husband Lionel and Sharon P. Phibbs; three nephews, Rex Gilley and wife Marlyne, Wade Gilley and wife Nanna, Jim Lambert and wife Daisey; a host of other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, from the Bradley's Funeral Chapel with Elder Eddie Lyle and Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 12-2 p.m. at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the, , 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231; or to the, , P.O. Box 650543, Dallas, TX 75265. . Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at, Bradley's Funeral Chapel of Chilhowie is serving the family of Mrs. Davenport
"I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day." Timothy 4:7-8, Mr. Bentley Jerome Glenn of 21003 Butler Court, Ettrick, Va., departed this life's journey on Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at VCU/MCV Medical Center, Richmond, Va., He was born on Aug. 9, 1967, in Richmond, Va., to Benjamin F. Glenn and Mary L. Harris., He attended school in Dinwiddie County Public Schools. Bentley was baptized at a young age at Mt. Level Baptist of Amelia County, Va., where he stayed a member for quite some time., Bentley had many hobbies that he loved to participate in, including riding motorcycles and working on cars. Bentley loved technology and gadgets, and was very much into computers and electronics., Later in his life he was joined in matrimony to Lakia P. Banks on July 11, 2001. To this union three children were born. Bentley was preceded in death by his grandparents that will never be forgotten, Jessie Harris Sr. (Dorothy) and Johnnie Glenn (Lillian)., He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Lakia P. Glenn; three children, Keion Glenn, Kiana Glenn and Briana Glenn; a devoted brother, Randy Glenn; loving parents, Benjamin F. Glenn and Mary L. Glenn. He also leaves a daughter from a previous marriage, Jasmine Glenn; a host of devoted aunts and uncles including: Jessie "Sherman" Harris Jr. (Inez), Larry Glenn and William Glenn (Eva), several devoted cousins including: John "Bubba" Harris, Kelly Harris, Leon Worsham, Lloyd "Bobby" Harris Jr. and Jerry Harris., A funeral service will be held 12 noon, Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Mt. Level Baptist Church, 901 Wills Road, Amelia, Va., the Rev. Charles Shannon III. pastor, officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Level Baptist Church Cemetery., Honorary and active pallbearers are asked to assemble 11:30 a.m. at the church., The family will assemble 11 a.m. at 21003 Butler Court, Ettrick, Va., the day of the services., Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Glenn online at, where you may view a video tribute online or at the establishment., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, VA (804) 732-8911,
Bernard Lee Hayes Sr. of 22824 Dabney Mill Road, Dinwiddie County, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 29, 2009, at Southside Regional Medical Center. Remains rest at Tucker's Funeral Home, 415 Halifax St., Petersburg. A.A. Tucker, funeral director.
Betty Chapman SALTVILLE, Va. Betty Chapman, age 74, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 30, 2009. Mrs. Chapman was a member of Midway Chapel Church. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Howard Chapman Sr.; Her sons, Howard Jr. and wife Jackie, Saltville; Carlton Chapman, Saltville; four grandsons, James Chapman and wife Christine, Kristopher Chapman and wife Susan, Eric Chapman and wife Ashley, Jason Chapman; also survived by great- grandchildren, Zoe Chapman, Asher Chapman, Riley Chapman; her dog "Buddy"; sisters, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Henderson, Florence Blevins, Doris Lester. She is also survived many family and friends to numerous to mention. Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Chapman will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, in the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Elizabeth cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to, D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville serving the Betty Chapman Family.
Betty Hossley Faulconer Williams, 85, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, after an extended illness., Born in Roadhiss, North Carolina, she was daughter of the late Linwood B. and Mary H. Faulconer of Unionville, and the wife of the late Paul A. Williams II., In addition, she was predeceased by two sisters, Louise F. Blades and Lillian F. Sanford; and one brother, Linwood B. Faulconer Jr., She is survived by her son, Paul A. Williams III and his wife, Janine, and their three children, Caroline E., Paul A. IV, and Philip A. Williams, of Orange. She leaves one brother, James H. Faulconer and his wife, Sara Lee, of Strasburg; one sister, Marylin F. Darnell of Orange; one sister-in-law, Patricia C. Faulconer of Smithfield, North Carolina; one brother-in-law, Robert L. Williams and his wife, Judy, of Huntington, West Virginia; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins., Betty was a lifetime member of Rhoadesville Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Madison College, past president of Virginia Home Economists in Business, dietician and part-time instructor at the University of Delaware and a home economist with Westinghouse and the Appalachian Power Company. She was also the dietician for many years at Woodberry Forest School., Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2009, at Rhoadesville Baptist Church, with the Reverend Nancy Stanton McDaniel officiating., A reception will follow at the church., In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Linwood B. and Mary Hossley Faulconer Scholarship Fund at Rhoadesville Baptist Church, 26042 Lafayette Drive, Rhoadesville, VA 22542., Preddy's Funeral Home, Orange, is in charge of arrangements.
Beulah Virginia Lockhart TAZEWELL, Va. Beulah Virginia Lockhart, age 79, of the Witten Valley community, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol Tennessee. Born Oct. 30, 1930, in Tazewell, she was a daughter of the late Walter G. Peery and Vera Vencill Peery. She was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church. Mrs. Lockhart was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Ellen Howery; two brothers, George C. Peery and Clarence Peery; and a great- grandchild, Chance Mullins. Survivors include her husband, Ishmel Lockhart; three daughters, Virginia L. Nelson and husband Jerry of Tazewell, Juanita L. Moore and husband Tom of Hillsborough, N.C., and Shirley Phillips and husband Danny of Tazewell; one brother, Glen Peery of Bluefield, Va.; two sisters, Nell Elswick and Nannie White, both of Tazewell; five grandchildren, Jamie Reedy, T.J. Moore, Meagan Mullins, Ben Moore and Sidney Phillips; three great- grandchildren, Braxton Reedy, Chace Reedy, and Blake Reedy; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Jim Denton and the Rev. Barry Absher officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.
Billy L. Shorter
Dec 31, 2009 The funeral for Billy Lenwood Shorter, 80, of Martinsville, who died Dec. 28, 2009, was held Wednesday at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Homes, Martinsville Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Steele officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park with military honors by the Martinsville-Henry County Veterans Honor Guard and the Navy Reserve from Roanoke. Pallbearers were Lyndon Shorter, Alan Shorter, Timothy Oakes, Adam Shorter, Scottie White and Kalen Amos.
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Brenda Carol Colley ABINGDON, Va. Brenda Carol Colley, 52, passed Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at her home in Abingdon. She was born Jan. 6, 1957, and was a daughter of Carl William "Bill" and Carrie Lee Widener. She had worked as a cook at Shoney's restaurant in Abingdon for 15 years. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors are her parents; her husband, Ralph L. Colley; son, Lee Colley of the home; sisters, Linda Singleton, Lucy Long Widener, both of Abingdon, and Bonnie Widener of Greeneville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, in the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, with Rick Mabe officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be John Baldwin, Jason Love, Justin Ausmus, Aaron Hicks, Derek Johnson and Charles Hand. The family will be receiving friends at the Forest Hills Chapel from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Abingdon Cancer Center, 26079 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24211. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting, and signing the online guestbook. The Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon , VA 24210 (276) 623-2700, is serving the family of Brenda Colley.
ALLEN & DICKERSON Burrell Allen, Jan. 30, 2009 Rosa Allen, Dec. 29, 1999 Charles Dickerson Jr. Dec. 28, 2002 In loving memory on this Christmas. - Your Family
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BROWN - C. LEON Season's cherished memories. Love, Mable
ANDERSON - Carol T. Sis 'til memories fade and life departs you'll live forever in our hearts. ~Love Ma, Buddy, Jean & Buba
BUGGS - Corine Coleman Buggs. Merry Christmas. We love and miss you. Your loving family, Henry, Barbara & Edward, Cheryl & Garry, Courtney, Cydni
September 26, 1923 ~ December 28, 2009 George L. Cannaday, 86, of Roanoke, Va., passed away at the Lewis Gale Medical Center on Monday, December 28, 2009. He was of the Brethren faith., Preceding him in death were his parents, Urbane and Ella Cannaday, of Floyd, Va.; his brother, Harley E. Cannaday; and grandson, Michael Mills., Surviving are his devoted wife of 67 years, Ima Cannaday; daughter, Linda Mills and husband, Harold, of Roanoke; son, Robert L. Cannaday and wife, Marsha, of Troutville; grandson, Stuart Cannaday, of Bozeman, Mont.; sisters, Juanita Thomas, of Floyd, and Ilene Compton and husband, Carson, of Pulaski; brothers, Thornton Cannaday and wife, Colene, of Bedford, and Ralph Cannaday and wife, Lois, of High Point, N.C.; many nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Velma Townley, of Floyd, and Elsie Dudley and husband, Harold, of Blacksburg., George was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy as a radioman 2nd class Petty Officer in the South Pacific under Admiral Halsey on the island of New Caledonia. He was employed by General Electric Company, Salem, for 30 years, retiring in 1986., He loved the outdoors and was seldom idle, especially enjoying hunting and fishing. He built a cabin in the beautiful mountains of Craig County, where he and his family enjoyed many wonderful times gardening, hiking, etc. George and Ima loved boating, camping and traveling. Over the years, they drove to all the 49 mainland states, including Alaska as well as Canada and Mexico., The family would like to thank the staff of the Virginia Veterans Care Center, 2nd floor west, for all their care. Also, thank you to the VA Medical Center, Salem. A special thank you to Doctors Bonnie Culkin, Tim Callis and Annie Hutchens., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Virginia Veterans Care Center or the ., s will be held at noon on Saturday, January 2, 2010, at Oakey's North Chapel. The Rev. Jimmy Cannaday will officiate. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park with Military Honors by the DAV Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2010, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution
Carlene P. Martin
Dec 31, 2009 The funeral for Carlene Preston Martin, 62, of 1010 Fayette St., Martinsville, who died Dec. 26, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, will be at noon Saturday at Bethel United Way of the Cross Church. Bishop John Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in the Grant family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home. She was born Nov. 13, 1947, in Henry County to Raish Preston Sr. and Thelma Jones Preston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Lenwood Preston and Raish Preston Jr.; and a sister, Daisy Martin. She retired from Hooker Furniture Co., where she worked for 31 years. She was a member of Bethel United Way of the Cross Church and was a member of the Missionary, Adult Choir, Kitchen Committee and Cleaning Committee. Surviving are a daughter, Sherricka Hughes of the home; three sons, Vick Martin, Antonio Martin and Ryan Preston, all of Axton; a brother, Larry D. Preston of Collinsville; a sister, Bernice Millner of Martinsville; and nine grandchildren. Hines Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
NEWPORT NEWS - Carmelita 'Connie' Smith (Gaggy), 69, passed on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009.
BASYE - Carol Lucille Levorsen Jacobs, 73, peacefully passed away on the morning of Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 at her home in Basye, Va., Carol was born on Feb. 26, 1936, the second of two daughters to the late Esther Allegra Opheim Levorsen and Morrill Victor Levorsen at Six-mile Ordinary in Lightfoot, Va., She was preceded in death by her sister, Delores Peterson., Carol was the loving wife of Selby Clayton Jacobs for 54 years, having met in their youth growing up near Williamsburg, Va. They married on June 25, 1955, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Norge, Va., She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Caroline Young of Upperville, Va.; three sons: Bradley M. L. Jacobs and wife, Carolyn of Manassas, Va., Matthew Selby Jacobs of Upperville, Va.; Lt.Col. Jon Michael Jacobs, USMC and wife, Coco of Gainesville, Va.; and 11 grandchildren., Nurtured by the close-nit community of family and friends in Norge, Va., and historic Williamsburg, Carol was proud of her Norwegian heritage and fond of her native state. She attended the nearby Toano High School and continued her education at Southern Seminary, Buena Vista, Va., and the Pan-American Business School, Richmond, Va. After graduation, she served as the Clerk of the Court for James City County and Williamsburg, and was elected as Justice of the Peace. She was the secretary to the Army Aviation element Commander, Fort Eustis, Va., Carol and her family settled in Gainesville, Va., where she established, owned and operated a pre-school and kindergarten – "The Country School," for over 18 years. She continued her pursuit for the development of children until her retirement in 1994, as a guidance secretary for Manassas Park School System., Carol enjoyed visiting family and old friends from her native Tidewater area, accompanying Selby in travels within Virginia and throughout the United States, and sharing time with new found friends at her mountain home in the Shenandoah. Carol provided many volunteer hours to the 4-H, the Boy Scouts of America and the American Red Cross. She was active in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, receiving the Order of the Rose and a faithful member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, Va., Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bucktrout of Williamsburg with a viewing scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Norge, Va., with interment and fellowship to follow at the church., Online condolences may be registered at
Cathy is survived by many loving family members who joined her in a wide variety of hobbies, interests and passions. Cathy loved riding motorcycles and creating art with her husband and soul mate, Allen Chester. She was very proud of having raised and directed three accomplished and independent children, Kristin White (Hohlt), Sonny Washburn, and Harmony Washburn, each with whom she maintained a very close relationship. She welcomed her son-in-law, Edward Hohlt, and stepdaughter, Sarah Chester, as valuable additions to the family. Myrtle Stout, her loving mother, was a frequent travel and sleep-over companion. Her younger brother, Ricky Stout and his fiancEe, Lisa were a strong source of support, love and a beach house getaway., Cathy was passionate about making the world a better place through the various businesses she began. Her longstanding business venture, Harmony Unlimited, was developed to bring communities and businesses together for a better world. Her business partner, Jeanne Coates, will miss her dearly, especially on each and every April 15th. She had a profound impact on all who met her and leaves behind a multitude of friends who will honor her always., A celebration of Cathy's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2009, at Hoss Deli, in Newport News. Donations can be made to the Hospital Hospitality House in Richmond. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Cecil Ann Stevens Martin Crabtree MEADOWVIEW, Va. Cecil Ann Stevens Martin Crabtree, 68, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Valley Health Care, Chilhowie, Va. She was born in Dickenson County, Va., daughter of the late Edgar and Beulah Salyers Stevens. She was preceded in death by one son, Dwight Crabtree; and one brother, Rob Stevens. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Douglas M. Crabtree; four sons, Fred Martin of Clinchburg, Va., Jack Martin of Saltville, Va., Bob Martin of Meadowview and Douglas Crabtree II of Meadowview; three daughters, Melissa Harris of Statesville, N.C., Beulah Nolan of Monument, N.M., and Jennifer Tyree of Madison Heights, Va.; six sisters, Ruth Ball of Cleveland, Va.,Alice Musick of Tazewell, Va., Nellie Musick of Marion, Va., Jean Somervell of Rich Valley, Va., Barbara White of Meadowview and Bonnie Howell of Meadowview; three brothers, Albert Stevens of Lebanon, Va., James Stevens of Tazewell, Va., and Allen Stevens of Tannersville, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Cecil Ann Stevens Martin Crabtree will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, Va., with Rev. Roy Lee Wilson, and Rev. Cecil Musick officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood. Online condolences may be sent to the Crabtree family through our Web site at, . Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Charles William McVey GLADE SPRING, Va. Charles William McVey, 82, passed away on Dec. 29, 2009 at his home. `He was born July 21, 1927, and was a son of the late Charles and Lula Mae McVey. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Shotgun McVey; two brothers, James and Andy McVey; and three sisters, Lucy Ross, Mary Campbell and Margaret Fisher. Survivors are his wife, Nora Thomas McVey; one son, Ray McVey and wife Juanita of Glade Spring; three daughters, Brenda McVey, Carol McVey and Kelly Thomas and husband Harvey, all of Glade Spring; three sisters, Callie Reader, Dorothy Wheatley and Betty Fisher, all of Deleware; seven grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the graveside at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Glade Spring with Pastor Junior Hamm officiating. Interment will follow. Pallbearers will be Harvey Thomas, Robert Thomas, James Thomas, D.J. McVey, Joe McVey and Raymond Hedrick. Those who would like to go in procession to the cemetery may meet at Farris Funeral Service by no later than 1:15 p.m. Friday. The family will be receiving friends at Farris Funeral Service from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting, and signing the online guestbook. Farris Funeral Service, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 623-2700, is serving the family of Charles William McVey
Charlie Warren Pippin BRISTOL, Va. Funeral services for Charlie Warren Pippin will be held on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Interment will be private. Online condolences may be registered at, Charlie Warren Pippin, age 92, passed away on Dec. 28, 2009, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.
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CHRISTOPHER LEE CLARKE Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves memories no one can steal! Your Family and Friends
Clarence Gilmer "Jake" Minnick MEADOWVIEW, Va. Clarence Gilmer "Jake" Minnick, 93, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at his residence. He was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church and was farmer all of his life. Jake was preceded in death by his first wife, Una Lovern Minnick; and his second wife, Vida Hill Minnick. Survivors include his daughters, Barbara Ann Suthers, Roanoke, Va., Rebecca Smith and husband Wayne, Dandridge, Tenn.; two step-sons, David Hill and wife Judy and Sam Hill and wife Mitzi, all of Meadowview; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, Alissa Lynne Schuyer; five step-grandchildren; and five step-great- grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 2, 2009, at noon in the Farris Funeral Service, Main Street Chapel, with Pastor Bill Graybeal and Pastor Paul Griffith officiating. Interment will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting
Conley R. Pruitt GREENEVILLE, Tenn. Conley R. Pruitt, age 79, of Plaza Towers, went home for Christmas on Dec. 25, 2009, at jos residence. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Veronica and Bob Rambo of Pennsylvania; grandchildren and their spouses, Briana and Brian Kocher, Jason Rambo and fiancÂ‚e Lindsey Stabley, all of Pennsylvania; great- grandchild, Thomas Kocher; sister, Hazel Forrester of Blountville, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Clarice Pruitt Wellington, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death: grandson, Bobby Rambo; three brothers; three sisters; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Pruitt was an active minister for many years and sung with the Gospel Raders. His family stated that Mr. Pruitt "Was very loved and made a lasting impact on lives he touched." Mr. Pruitt's body has been cremated and their will be no formal services. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
to follow at Restvale Cemetery in Check., Make a memorial contribution
s 2 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2010, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, Va., Make a memorial contribution
DUNCANSON, Doris Moore, 86, of Richmond, widow of William B. Duncanson, died December 29, 2009. She is survived by her children, William E. Duncanson and his wife, Linda of Farnham, Va., Beverly Fulwider and her husband, Carl of Mechanicsville, Va., Page D. Wilhoite and her husband, Rob of Mechanicsville, Va.; four grandchildren, Nicholas Holmes, Will and Patrick Duncanson and Maggie Wilhoite; and her great-granddaughter, Libby Holmes. She was a former employee and a resident of Westminster Canterbury. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010 in Lakeview Cemetery, Blackstone, Va. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Westminster Canterbury, Richmond, Va. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Westminster Canterbury Foundation, Fellowship Fund, 1600 Westbrook Ave. Richmond, Va. 23227. Arrangements by Bliley's -Central Chapel.
Dale Lee Carlton Dec. 29, 1964- Aug. 15, 2007 In loving memory on your 45th birthday. Love, Mom
s will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2010, from the Bradley's Funeral Chapel, Chilhowie, Va., Make a memorial contribution
BATTLE David A. Battle Sr. Merry Christmas Wife, Annie
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BULLOCK, Delores Jeanne Smallwood, February 21, 1947 to December 29, 2009, was a devoted mother and spent many years helping others as a nurse at the Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn. Since moving to Chester, Va., she had been very active with the YMCA and several genealogy groups and historical societies. Jeanne is survived by her loving husband, Bill; and her two daughters, Stephanie Bullock and husband, William Clement, and Michelle White and husband, Brad White; and her brother, Anthony Smallwood. Jeanne was grandma to Jason and Maranda Stophel, and they will miss her terribly. She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest "Bud" Smallwood and Pauline Kinkead Smallwood. The family will receive friends at Bill and Jeanne's home at 13108 Sir Scott Drive, Chester, Va., from 5 to 7 p.m. on December 31. A visitation will also be held at Freedom Baptist Church, 1808 New Hampshire Ave., Bristol, Va., on January 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Rev. Gary Garland will conduct a memorial service immediately following the visitation in the church sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jeanne's name to your local YMCA chapter in support of their scholarship effort.
POQUOSON - Donald Dewain Gorden, 85, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009., He graduated from high school in Eagleville, Mo., and attended Graceland College in Iowa. He pursued a life of agriculture, being a dairyman for many years. He also served in the Navy during WW II., Mr. Gorden is survived by his wife, Lucille Miskell Gorden; two daughters; one son; one stepson; and two grandchildren., A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Victory Christian Center, Poquoson, by Pastor Donald Marsh., Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Christian Center, 410 Yorktown Rd., Poquoson, VA 23662.
CRAWLEY, EARL S. Fondly loved and deeply mourned, Heart of our hearts, we miss you so. Love, Mother, Step-father, brothers, sister and kids.
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Drake Elvetici, 11, of Wytheville, Va., passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Arrangements by Grubb Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va., 276-228-3101., Make a memorial contribution
CLAIBORNE Emmery Louis Dollie Jones July 6, 1987 Dec. 18, 2000 Christmas memories of the past, In our hearts forever last. Daughters, Katherine & Dollie
In addition to his wife and parents, he leaves behind to cherish his memory, a stepdaughter, Kelci Ross; a sister, Elise Lemay of Corpus Christi, Texas; five aunts; eight uncles; a niece; a nephew; four brothers-in-law; in-laws, Thomas Liese Ross and Dianna Elliott; maternal grandmother, Marian M. Hall; maternal grandfather, William K. Hall; numerous close friends and Air Force family members., He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Mary E. Wedding., A memorial service, with full military honors, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at the Shaw Air Force Base Chapel. An inurnment will follow at a later date in Fort Jackson National Cemetery., The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Bullock Funeral Home, In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Colon Cancer Alliance, in memory of Erich M. Wedding., The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home to handle the arrangements.
Ernest R. Fields of Richmond died Dec. 30, 2009 in Richmond. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Funeral notice later.
She was the daughter of the late Wilfred Sr. and Pearl Young. She was a native of Wakefield, Va., and resided in Newport News, Va. Essie accepted Christ into her life and became a faithful and dedicated member of Zion Baptist Church, located at 633 20th Street, Newport News, VA., Mrs. Mullins was preceded in death by her sister, Wester Mae Johnson (Pat); and brother, Curley Young of Hampton, Va., She leaves to cherish her precious memory her loving and devoted husband of 53 years, Johnnie B. Mullins Sr.; one son, Johnnie B. Mullins Jr. of Hampton; two daughters, Nancy Singleton (Richard) of Newport News, and Sheila Majors (Michael) of St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren, Whitney, DeVonte' and Marquis; two sisters, Mercharles Walton (Willard) of Burke, Va., and Jurline Whitney (Marvin) of Hampton; two brothers, Wilfred Young Jr. of Newport News, and Lionel Young(Connie) of Suffolk, Va. Essie Mullins is also survived by a brother-in-law, Gustavus Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews., A special "Thank You" is extended to the Coliseum Park Nursing Home Staff., Viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m. today, Dec. 31, 2009, at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Zion Baptist Church, 633 20th Street, Newport News, VA. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens., Services of Celebration and Remembrance are entrusted to the M.E. Fisher Funeral Home.
YORKTOWN - Eugene C. Marlin, 95, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Church Street, Yorktown, VA. A private family burial will take place at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg, Va. Full obit to follow. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Mr. Eugene Grover Boothe, known as "Gene, Grover, Pete, Uncle Peter, and Pops", of 377 Lyon Avenue, Newark, N.J., entered into eternal rest suddenly on Dec. 25, 2009, in Newark, N.J., Eugene was the third of five siblings born March 1, 1943, to the late Earl Boothe and Amanda Boothe of McKenney, Va. At an early age, he accepted Christ and joined Eleven Oaks Baptist Church in McKenney, Va. He attended school in Dinwiddie County. His greatest passion was fishing. He also enjoyed cooking and sports. For years he was a member of the "Hookem Up Fishing Club" of N.J., Eugene was employed with Soundshore Medical Center of New Rochelle, N.Y. for 47 years, where he recently retired, yet still continued to work until his death., On June 17, 1989, Eugene was united in holy matrimony to Delores L. Howington Boothe. He was a loving husband, devoted father, son and brother., He is lovingly remembered by his devoted wife, Delores Boothe of Newark, N.J.; two daughters, Patricia Boothe and Eugenie Boothe, both of Jackson, Tenn.; two stepsons, Lee Tomlin of Ohio and Minister Carlton Howington (Shelia) of Sayreville, N.J.; six brothers, Earl of New Jersey, John (Margaret) of Mount Vernon, N.Y., Al (Marquette) of Petersburg, Va., Alvin of McKenney, Va., Ken and Tommy Doyle of Northern Virginia; one sister-in-law, Theresa of Whitakers, N.C.; three brothers-in-law, James (Hermite) of North Carolina, George (Margaret) of Maryland, and Larry (Helen) of Washington, D.C.; three aunts, Pinky Ragsdale of McKenney, Va., Marie Brown of Warfield, Va., and Margaret Ross of Florida. He was the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren, Brittnay, Deandre, Aaliyah, Elizabeth, Hannah, Josha, Roshan, Shalise, Shante, Savon, Eboni and Alma; three great-grandchildren; two devoted friends, Eddie Best of McKenney, Va., and Bill Baird of Mount Vernon, N.Y., and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends., Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Eleven Oaks Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Theodore Lundy officiating. Viewing will be from 12 noon until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the church cemetery., Services are entrusted to the staff of Joseph M. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home in McKenney, Va.
The family would like to give special thanks to Odyssey Healthcare; his nurse, Sara Day, RN; and also to his attending physician, Dr. Tom Tillman, for giving him such loving care and comfort during his illness., Mr. Tucker will always be remembered for his ability to keep everyone laughing and sharing his countless stories. He touched many lives and will forever be loved and missed. Until we are together again!, Friends are encouraged to visit
CHRISTMAS In Loving Memory of Our Grace. Especially at Christmas, we remember the gift of your unconditional love for us. Jimbo, Jimmy, Craig and Family.
will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2010, at the Vaughan Guynn McGrady Chapel, Hillsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution
In Loving Memory of Martha GATES 12/31/1942 ~ 7/15/2006, You are always on our minds. We remember your smile, your voice, the sound of your laughter, and the little things we've shared. Wish you were here and we miss and love you., From Your Brother, George, Your Nieces, Tara & Ayani, Nephews, George Jr. & Garnett, Great-Nieces, Ava & Trinette, Your extended Family & Friends, Make a memorial contribution
Gaynelle Fore Hardman, 86, of Dinwiddie County, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009. She was a member of Matoaca Baptist Church and a retired member of the Bitter Sweet Twigs at Southside Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Thomas Burney Hardman, her father and mother, Allen and Flossie Fore; a brother, Gilbert N. Fore; and two sisters, Margaret Lanier and Doris Beach., She liked to say she was the last of the four little Fores. Survivors include her daughter, Sandra W. Wyatt and her husband, Louis (Sonny); son, Burney E. Hardman and wife, Carolyn; three grandchildren, Thomas Craig Wright, Susan Wright Drinard and Tamra Hardman Ferreira; seven great-grandchildren; nephew, Herbert Lanier; and a sister-in-law, Jane Fore., A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Colonial Heights chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Dr. James Birkitt and the Rev. Earl Daulton officiating. Interment to follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home., Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to Crater Community Hospice, 3916 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805 Condolences may be registered at
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kailyn Williamson; brother, Ronald Williamson; and his father, James Williamson., Tony was the beloved husband of Joan Senior-Williamson. In addition to his wife, he leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Rogerline Williamson; his daughters, Shaniqua 'Nicky' Williamson, and Krystal Wilson, both of Hampton; one son, Bradley Glover (Monica) of Newport News; three grandchildren, Jaelyn Williamson, Christian Wilson, and Adrian Glover; his mother-in-law, Thomacina Senior of Aiken, S.C.; one brother-in-law, Charles Senior (Margie), two sisters-in-law, Karen Cue (William) of Aiken, S.C., Geraldine Hooks (Dennis) of Detroit, Mich.; god-mother, Thelma Phillips; god-daughter, Sabrina High (Joe); a host of other relatives and friends., Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 171 Semple Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at the funeral home.
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Georgia F. Jones NORTON, Va. Georgia F. Jones, 92, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Heritage Hall in Big Stone Gap, Va. Affectionately known as "Nannie" by all those who knew and loved her, she was a lifelong member of the Apostolic Faith Church in Norton. She loved to visit other churches and to have people visit with her. She was a nurturer of her family, her friends, her dogs, and family activities were her greatest joy. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 70 years, Wayne A. Jones; and infant son, Allen Ray Jones; her parents, Bill Eller and Maggie Eller Adams; her brothers, Herman Eller, James Eller and Arthur Adams; and a sister, Geneva Eller. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Nancy Jones, Duffield, Va.; her granddaughters and their husbands, Gena and Bill Prince, Bristol Tennessee, and Beverly and Matt McGee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; her great-grandchildren, Will Prince, serving in the U.S. Air Force in Las Vegas, Andrew Prince, a student at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., and Erin Nolin, a student at MTSU, Murfreesboro; a sister, Agnes Eller McDonald, Lusby, Md.; several beloved nieces and nephews; and a devoted caretaker and niece, Jan Eller Collier. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton. Funeral services were conducted 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Family and friends will gather Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, to travel in procession to Laurel Grove Cemetery for committal and burial. The family wishes to extend their appreciation and blessings to the caregivers at Heritage Hall Health Care in Big Stone Gap. Online condolences may be made by visiting
Dec 31, 2009 Gerard Holland, 47, of Bassett Heights Ext., Bassett, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Hairston Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2010, at Norris Funeral Services Chapel, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution
will be held 2 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2010, at Temple Baptist Church. Arrangements by Loving Funeral Home, Covington, Va., Make a memorial contribution
She sustained her family, and she was truly the ROCK to us all. She was a devoted wife of 50 years, and a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her true love and husband, Robert Blair Craig of Dixonville, Pa.; two sons, Jeff and Roger; her grandchildren, Casey, Kyle, Ryan, and Christopher; three great-grandchildren; and her sister, Patricia Jones., The family will receive friends at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Susan Jane Flint (Susie) Gordon, 66, of Buchanan, Va., passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2009. Arrangements by Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan, Va., 540-254-3000., Make a memorial contribution
will be at Oakey's North Chapel 2 p.m. Saturday January 2, 2010, with Chaplain Fred Ellsworth officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the or the Blue Ridge Cancer Care. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday January 2, 2010, at Oakey's North Chapel and Crematory, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution
On Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, our hearts were saddened by the passing of our loved one, Mr. Grover C. Boone (Mr. B) of 1700 Johnson Road, Petersburg, Va., at The Medical College of Virginia (Evans-Haynes Burn Center), Richmond, Va., He was born Nov. 24, 1924, in Petersburg, Va. He was the son of the late William and Annie M. Boone. He was educated in the Petersburg public school system. He was a dedicated member of the United States Army. He proudly served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He retired after serving 28 years in the military. Upon retiring from the Army, Mr. Boone was employed at Fort Lee, Va. Commissary. He retired from the U.S. government in November 1990, after 20 years of employment., He was a dedicated member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Petersburg, Va. He attended until his health began to fail., He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Lou Ella Johnson; stepson, James E. Lee; paternal grandparents, William and Martha Boone; aunts, Julia E. B. Bowles, Hattie Spain, Matilda Starks, Mariah Edmonds, Emma White and Priscilla Preston; and an uncle, James Boone., He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Willie Ruth Lee Boone of Petersburg, Va.; five stepdaughters, Gloria J. Robinson of Petersburg, Va., Joyce A. King of Ridgeland, S.C., Kaye F. Mikel (James) of Detroit, Mich., Alinda R. Lee of Chesterfield, Va. and Patricia P. Lee–Ellis (Fredrick) of Dinwiddie, Va.; one stepson, Frank C. Lee Jr. of Richmond, Va.; five sisters-in-law, Laura Hickerson (Charles) of Chester, Pa., Dorothy Livingston of Dillon, S.C., Ethel Ross, Jessie Wilson of Minneapolis, Minn., and Eva Mae Alford of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; one step daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Lee of Richmond, Va.; 25 step grandchildren; 48 step great-grandchildren; two step great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends., A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 800 Augusta Ave., Petersburg, Va., the Rev. Dr. Wesley K. McLaughlin, pastor, officiating. Interment to follow at Eastview Cemetery., The family will receive friends at 2832 West Park Drive, Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling Patricia Lee-Ellis (804) 439-4337 or (804) 926-0725, Marquette (Heidi) Jackson (804) 721-8606, or Fonda Robinson (804) 255-7004., Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Boone online at, where you may view a video tribute online or at the establishment., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, VA (804) 732-8911,
COLEMAN - Harold L. Thinking of you today as we celebrate our Savior's birthday. Merry Christmas Love, Linda, Sanka, Santia, Brenda, Apria, Ayonden & Charlotte
BROWNE, Hillie Edmond Sr. In loving memory on this Christmas Day, your memory is as dear today as in the hour you passed away. We love you and we miss you. Your family
will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2010, in the chapel of Roselawn Funeral Home in Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution
John Lewis (Buddy) Hammock, 71, of Hardy, Va., born on May 14, 1938, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2009. He was preceded in death by parents, Lewis and Hazel Snead Hammock. He is survived by his life long mate, Pat Hammock; children, John Hammock, Jody Hammock and Drs. Kim and Kent Adams; grandchildren, Olivia and Nash Hammock and Alex Adams. Also surviving are his aunt, Jean Chocklett; and uncle, Tom Snead and wife, Catherine, all of Vinton; as well as many cousins. He will be missed by life long and dear friends, Joe Altadonna, Pete Tolley and Elton (Pookie) Terry. Friends and family are invited to Celebrate his Life at the family home on Saturday, January 2, 2010, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. At the family's request, no flowers please., Make a memorial contribution
YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO - A funeral mass is scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, in Youngstown, Ohio, for Mrs. Helen M. Vogrin, 83, of Yorktown.
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. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory, 540-366-0707., Make a memorial contribution
Joseph Martin Hirst Sr., 80, of Christiansburg, Va., died on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. Arrangements by Horne Funeral Home & Crematory, Christiansburg, Va., 540-382-2612., Make a memorial contribution
Robert Harold (Robbie) Horak, 67, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution
Edna Brookman Hunter, 92, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2010, at Simpson Funeral Home, 540-366-0707., Make a memorial contribution
ADKINS - Lovingly remembering our parents, Iona Whitehead Adkins, October 14, 2004, and Malchi Adkins Sr., April 16, 2008. Christmas memories remind us so much of the love and care that you gave us. Missing you greatly. Love, Barry, Biggie, Bubba, Mona, Grandchildren & Daughter-in-law.
Irene Wade Mickens, 74, of Louisa, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, December 29, 2009., Irene was born August 16, 1935, to Timothy and Martha Wade. Irene was preceded in death by two daughters, Pat Jones and Maria Lanuzo., Irene leaves to cherish her memories a brother, Johnnie Wade; a daughter, Johnetta Bell and her fiancÂ‚e, Lonell Hardy; three sons, John Mickens, Johnathan Mickens and his fiancÂ‚e, Trudy Watkins, and Anthony Lanuzo and his wife, Tanya Lanuzo; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends., Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010, at Bright Hope Baptist Church, 9833 Poindexter Road, Louisa, VA 23093. A repast will commence immediately following the service., Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Friday, January 1, 2010, at Thomasson Watson Funeral Chapel, 117 West Street, Louisa, VA 23093., The body will lie in state from 12: 30 p.m. until the hour of the service at Bright Hope Baptist Church., Flowers can be sent to Thomasson Watson Funeral Home or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bright Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1178, Louisa, VA 23093, "In Memory of Irene Mickens"., Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc. is handling the arrangements.
DUDLEY Merry Christmas, Heavenly Angels, Father, James, Mother, Doris, Brother, George, my beloved, Mack. Diana Pope
ARCHER, Dr. John Stanard Jr., of Richmond, Va., died Monday, December 28, 2009. He was born May 25, 1917 to the late John Stanard Archer and the late Jeanette Jacob Archer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Kirtley Archer; and his sister, Lloyd Archer Canary. He is survived by six children, Mary Archer Enochs and her husband, James D. Enochs, Elizabeth Archer O'Ferrall and her husband, McLain T. O'Ferrall Jr., John Stanard Archer lll and his wife, Len Dixon Archer, Cynthia Archer Montague and her husband, Peter Lathrop Montague, Thomas Bolling Archer, Matthew Fielding Archer and his wife, Meredyth Walker Archer. He had 12 grandchildren, Elizabeth Broughton Ceperich, Sally O'Ferrall Reid, McLain T. O'Ferrall lll, Mary Turner Broughton, Archer Montague Wilson, Gray Bolling Broughton, Emily Montague Menard, John S. Archer lV, Helen Kenley Archer, Julien Stanard Archer, Elijah Baird Archer and Henry Fielding Archer. In addition, he had 11 great-grandchildren. Stanard graduated with honors from the University of Virginia where he was a member of the Chi Phi fraternity. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia where he did his residency in otolaryngology. He set up practice in downtown Richmond and was a member of the staff of the Richmond Eye Ear Nose and Throat Hospital and The Richmond Academy of Medicine. He served his country in World War ll in India, Burma and China. He was an army Captain in the 70th field hospital attached to the Flying Tigers. He was a volunteer physician at McGuire Veterans Hospital and the Virginia State Penitentiary. He served on the Vestry at St. James's Episcopal Church. Stanard served on the board of the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities and as President of the Parents Council of the Virginia Military Institute. He was a past member of Country Club of Virginia, The Richmond Creepers and Bon Air Cotillion. "Poppy," as he was known by his grandchildren, was an avid sailor and enjoyed many hours sailing on the Piankatank River on his sailboat "Remedy." He loved to work with his hands and was an accomplished sculptor and artist. Many hours were spent working in the gardens of his home, "Hedgehill." This kind, wonderful and talented person was loved by his family and friends and will be missed. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5th at St. James's Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to St. James's Episcopal Church, 1205 West Franklin Street, Richmond 23220.
James A. Deal
Dec 31, 2009 The funeral for James Alvis Deal, 83, of Patrick Springs, who died Dec. 25, 2009, was held Wednesday at the Patrick Springs Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor Tom Warren officiating. Burial was in the County Line Church of God of Prophecy cemetery. Pallbearers were Donald Plaster, Darrell Plaster, Perry Greer, Greg Martin, Rodney Kendrick and Frank Spence. Moody Funeral Services handled arrangements.
HAMPTON - James Bernard "Jimmy" Green Jr., 65, the father of Steven D. Green and Kimberly K. Beach, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, 12:30 p.m., at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, with Moose rites. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. Arrangements by Claytor Rollins Funeral Home. Online condolences to
James C. Bingman
Dec 31, 2009 The funeral for James Cummings "J.C." Bingman, 92, of Patrick Springs, who died Dec. 28, 2009, was held Wednesday at Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sarah Doss officiating. Burial was in Critz Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Joyce, Wilber Walker, Larry Nelson, Leon Cooper, Billy Bingman, Rich Tobler and Vincent Savolskis. Community Funeral Home in Stuart handled arrangements.
HAMPTON - James Isaac Carlisle, 76, departed this life on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009., Mr. Carlisle leaves Emma M. Carlisle of Hampton, his devoted wife of more than 50 years; his daughters, Karen D., Ruby Mae, Daphne, and Loretta Carlisle; his sons, James D., Kelvin D., Maurice J., James S., and Jerry Carlisle; additional family and friends., A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at Smith Brothers Funeral Home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m., Arrangements by Smith Brothers Funeral Home, 545 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, ph: 723-4117. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Funeral services for James L. Medley, formerly of Hopewell, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, from the chapel of Tucker's Funeral Home, 415 Halifax St., Petersburg; the Rev. Antonio A. Tucker, officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Minnis Memorial Park, Chester. Remains rest at Tucker's Funeral Home, 415 Halifax St., Petersburg. A.A. Tucker, funeral director.
James W. Haley, Jr.
Dec 31, 2009 The funeral for James William "Bo" Haley Jr., 56, of Bassett, who died Dec. 28, 2009, at his home, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Funeral Home with Minister Terry Blyskal and Pastor Alvin Joe Nunley officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Roanoke with graveside military honors by representatives of the Army. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. He was born March 6, 1953, in Martinsville to Flora Sweeney Haley of Martinsville and James William Haley Sr. He was preceded in death by his father. He attended Bassett High School and enlisted in the Army, serving in Germany as a staff sergeant. Haley worked at Bassett Furniture Industries until becoming disabled. He attended Word of Life Church. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Michelle Haley of the home; two sons, Joshua S. Haley of Martinsville and Walter Thomas Haley of Germany; a stepson, Jeremy C. Monday of Fieldale; a daughter, Michelle E. Haley of Germany; two stepdaughters, Ana S. Karnes of Vinton and Ivy L. Colazo of Salem; a brother, Charles Thomas "Tommy" Haley of Martinsville; and seven grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Administration Hospital Recreation Department, c/o VA Medical Center, 1970 Blvd-Roanoke, Salem, Va. 24153.
Jarin was born April 23, 1992 in Newport News, Va. He was the son of Douglas J. and Vanessa G. Sims. He confessed Christ at a young age on Aug. 30, 1998, at New Beech Grove Baptist Church. He was a senior at Menchville High School and was due to graduate June 2010. Jarin was very charismatic and lived life to the fullest. Stranger was not a word in his vocabulary and he made friends wherever he went. He was loved by many., He leaves to cherish his precious memories his parents, Douglas and Vanessa Sims; two sisters, LaKeisha Sims and Tamika (Justice) Telfare; and one niece, Zaire Black, all of Newport News; his grandparents, Jesse (Bobbie) Humphrey of Cortland, Ohio, Virginia Sims of Youngstown, Ohio, and Betty Humphrey of Richlands, N.C.; five aunts, Victoria (Carlos) Rush of Warren, Ohio, Jeanette Diehl-Cook, Joann (Carrington) Robinson and Tanya Mims, all of Youngstown, Tammie (James) Burgan of Yuma, Ariz.; and one uncle, Reginald (Kathryn) Humphrey of Northridge, Calif.; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends., He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Douglas Sims; aunt, Brenda Sims; and cousin, Dirk Robinson., Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Nickelson-Cummings Funeral Home. The family will be present from 6 to 7 p.m. Words of reflection can be expressed at that time. A celebration of life will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at New Beech Grove Baptist Church, 326 Tabbs Lane, Newport News, VA. Interment to follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.
NEWPORT NEWS - Jean Thompson Siebel, 89, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009., Born in Augusta County, Va., she had been a resident of Newport News since 1963., Jean was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor Daffin., She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty G. and Joe Wircenske of Newport News; son and daughter-in-law, R. Preston and Sally Young of York County; brother and sister-in-law, Julian and Millie Thompson of Williamsburg; grandchildren and their spouses, Mark and Pam Young, Amy and Jason Parker, Tracey Baker and Kelli, and Phil Fishel; and six great-grandchildren., Services will remain private., Arrangements are by Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions, 2609 Cunningham Dr., in Hampton, 757-825-8070. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
In loving memory at Christmas, Jessie Nanny Dowdy. We were side by side for so many years, through happiness and tears. We raised our family, then watched as they raised their own. Then God called you home, but someday, only God knows when, we will be side by side in Heaven once again. Love you Nanny - Papa
BRACKETT - Joan Dear Joan Marie, It's Christmastime again, your favorite time. You are gone but not forgotten. We will remember your beautiful smile that lit up the room. Your love and warmth still live in our hearts today. Your generous spirit is your legacy to us from God. We miss you and love you very much. Merry Christmas. Your husband, children and grandchildren
BLANKENSHIP, John Brown We miss you this Christmas and all throughout the year. Mother and Brothers
John E. Tongue, Jr.
Dec 31, 2009 A graveside service for John Ernest Tongue Jr., 72, of Martinsville, who died Dec. 25, 2009, was held Tuesday at the Knight family cemetery in Rockingham County, N.C., with the Rev. Gary Hughes officiating. Pallbearers were Justin Tongue, Austin Steffey, Lance Janney, Kelly Knight, Kamran Knight, Kevin Hughes, Doug Jackson and Tim Jackson. Community Funeral Services in Ridgeway handled arrangements.
John L. Cardwell, Sr.
Dec 31, 2009 A private memorial service for John Lloyd Cardwell Sr., 65, of Martinsville, who died Dec. 25, 2009, after a long illness will be held at a later date. He was born in Urbanna to Joseph P. Cardwell Sr. and Hyla McMann Cardwell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joselyn Cardwell; and a son, David C. Cardwell. He graduated from Middlesex High School. Cardwell attended various colleges, including Duke University. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Betty Huffman Cardwell; a son, John Lloyd Cardwell Jr.; a daughter, Elaine Cardwell Frizzell; two grandsons; a brother, Joseph P. Cardwell Jr.; and one niece. Arrangements were made at the Cremation Society of Virginia. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Fund, c/o Martinsville Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1124, Martinsville, Va. 24114.
. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 540-345-9100., Make a memorial contribution
He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and had been a Peninsula resident since 1974. LT Colonel Moran was a graduate of Wilkes College in Pennsylvania prior to being accepted into the Air Force Cadet program. Upon completion of flight training, he was assigned to the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing (Korea). His other operational assignments included several deployments as an Aircraft Commander with the Strategic Air Command and the Vietnam operation. Staff positions included two assignments to the Air Staff, USAF Headquarters (Pentagon) and the HQ Tactical Air Command. He was Director of Computer Operations, HQ Tactical Air Command at Langley AFB, until his retirement in February 1980. LTC Moran was a graduate of the Air Command Staff College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the MBA program of George Washington University, and the Graduate Certification for Technology Management, American University. After his retirement, he held several positions in the information technology field with the Medical College of Virginia, the Norfolk School Board and as an Adjunct Professor with the Information Systems Graduate School, Golden Gate University., He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy; sons, Sean (Andrea), and Kevin (fiancEe, Donna); and daughters, Colleen, Erin, and Susan. Also surviving are his sisters, Mary Boyle (Phil), Orlando, Fla., and Catherine Smedley (Bill), Kingston, Pa., He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Anna Kennedy Moran, Kingston, Pa.; his brother, Thomas, Laflin, Pa.; and his beloved daughter, Patricia., A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with interment to follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home., Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Hampton, Va. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Joseph Guzi, 92, of Aylor, died Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at his residence., Born September 15, 1917, in Peekskill, New York. He was the son of the late Harry Guzi and Mary Fedor Guzi and husband of the late Madelyn Wait Guzi., He was also preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Ann and Patrick Fenerty; three brothers, John, Michael and George Guzi; and two sisters, Mary Reagan and Hellen Kaplan., Mr. Guzi was a member of the Our Lady of the Blue Ridge Catholic Church in Madison, member of the Knights of Columbus-John Cempre Chapter in Culpeper and a former member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Culpeper. He was a retired Steamfitter in the Washington area for many years., He is survived by four daughters, Georgia Marie Jackson and her husband, Charles, of Hallifax, Brenda Hellen Lantz and her husband, Michael, of Ridgley, West Virginia, Stephanie Lynn Harouff and her husband, Wade, and Susan Elizabeth Morris and her husband, Earl, all of Aylor; one son, Christopher Joseph Guzi and his wife, Maureen, of Haymarket; one brother, Harry Guzi of Fishkill, New York; 16 grandchildren, Brian Fenerty, Peter Fenerty, Ann Brehm, Scott Jackson, Monica Gregory, Jonathan Jackson, Mitzy Kenny, Michael Lantz Jr., Miranda Shurer, Maria Walrond, Stephen Harouff, Megan Guzi, Gregory Guzi, Gail Morris, David Morris and Angela Cave; 10 great-grandchildren; special friend, Katie Frances Glascock of Evergreene Nursing Home and many other relatives and friends., Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010, at Our Lady of the Blue Ridge Catholic Church, Madison, conducted by Father Michael Orlowsky., The interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Culpeper., The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, January 1, 2010, at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel, Madison., Memorial contributions may be made to Madison Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 868, Madison, VA 22727.
RICHMOND - Josephine Lide Mills of Richmond, Va., formerly of Hampton, Va., and Meridian, Miss., peacefully passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 in Richmond. Born in Meridian, Miss., she was 84 years old., She was preceded in death by her father, Martin Luther Lide; her mother, Martha Ellen Lide; and seven sisters., 'Jo' as she was fondly known, is survived by her son, Martin and his wife, Cindy of Jetersville, Va.; son, Robert and his wife, Claire of Richmond; and daughter, Janice of Charlottesville, Va.; grandson, Shawn and his wife, Crystal of Sterling, Va.; granddaughter, Katherine of Charlottesville; great-granddaughter, Autumn of Sterling; a sister, Marilyn Lide Freeman Zachry and her husband, Bill of Jackson, Miss.; as well as many nieces and nephews of whom she was very proud., A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at James F. Webb Funeral Home, 2514 7th St., Meridian, Miss. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Francis Home, 65 W. Clopton St., Richmond, VA 23225, would be appreciated. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
GLOUCESTER - Mrs. Judith W. Shaw passed away on Dec. 28, 2009 at Francis N. Sander's Nursing Home. She had been an RN for more than 45 years., Survivors include her son, Cecil Shaw and wife, Inez of Chesapeake, Va., A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Carter Funeral Home-Denbigh. Interment will follow at Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Matthews, Va.
will be held 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2010, in the Simpson Funeral Home Chapel, 540-366-0707., Make a memorial contribution
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WAIANAE, HAWAII - Lawrence Leon Dearing died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 in Waianae, Hawaii., A native of Hampton, Lawrence graduated from Hampton Public Schools and served in the military after graduating. He spent the last 20 years out of state, living in Texas and later relocating to Hawaii., Lawrence is survived by a daughter, Sherita Dearing; a son, Leon Dearing, both of Lynchburg, Va., and daughter, Nikkaia Miller of Texas; five brothers, Samuel Richardson of Fayetteville, N.C., Thaddeus Richardson of Waianae, Hawaii, Fredrick Dearing of Hampton, Nathan Dearing of Williamsburg, Edward Dearing of California; two sisters, Gwen Smith of Hampton, and Gail Lattimore of Richmond; a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and relatives from the Christian and Richardson families., A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Open Door Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, 105 E. Cummings Ave., Hampton, Va. 23663. Interment will be held in Waianae, Hawaii., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
s will be held at noon on Thursday, December 31, 2009, at Oakey's North Chapel with the Rev. Lester Reed officiating. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution
BONNER, Lola Black, 92, died December 26, 2009 in her home. She was a native of Toccoa, Ga. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth, Va., is handling arrangements. SturtevantFuneralHome.com
Lola Sawyers Cregger MARION, Va. Lola Sawyers Cregger, age 83, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 200, in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was born in Smyth County, Va., to the late Alfonso and Nellie Blevins Sawyers, and was preceded in death by her husband, Howard "Jack" Cregger; a daughter, Saundra Sue Spencer; a great-grandson, Derrick Cabell; sisters, Mary Doss and Thelma Crider; a brother, Ernest Sawyers; and an infant brother. She was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Marion. Survivors include: one son, Jody Cregger and wife Pat, Marion; one brother, Bill Sawyers and wife Joan, Marion; one sister, Beulah Medley, Marion; five grandchildren, Duane Cregger, Tami Hayden, Michelle Nix, Nikki Martin, Dale Spencer; four great- grandchildren, Justin Orr, Jordan Hayden, Ethan Martin, Devin Nix; one great-great-grandchild, Derek Orr; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Marion with Pastors Andrew Bansemer and Jim Bangle officiating. Interment will follow in Attoway Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 1 - 2 p.m. at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at, Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the family of Mrs. Cregger.
BELCOLORE, Louis R., age 60, of Newtown, Conn., died December 7, 2009 in Danbury, Conn. He was the husband of Jeannette (Barressi) Belcolore. He was born on September 18, 1949 in Queens, N.Y., a son of the late Louis P. and Margaret (Bodnovich) Belcolore. Lou served in the U.S. Navy Reserves from 1970 to 1972. He was employed by IBM from 1968 to 1998 and by Altria from 1999 to 2007. Mr. Belcolore resided in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. from 1979 to 2003 and in Richmond, Va. from 2003 to 2007, when he moved to Newtown. In addition to his wife of 37 years, Lou is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Belcolore-Arguello and her husband, Raul, and Lisa Merrill and her husband, Kevin; and four grandchildren, Isabella Mia Arguello, Gabriella Sofia Arguello, Antonio Arguello and Benjamin Merrill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, Conn. on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association at www.lungusa.org. The Honan Funeral Home 58 Main Street, Newtown is in charge of arrangements. www.honanfh.com
Ms. Lucille Hargraves 90, of 428 Cross Street, Old Towne Petersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at her residence. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg.
NEWPORT NEWS - Lydia Renegar Myrick, born Oct. 26, 1920, in Iredall County, N.C., passed away at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Va., on Dec. 27, 2009., Lydia retired from the Naval Supply Center, Norfolk, Va., after 30 years of service. She was a member of Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church, and served as a Meals On Wheels volunteer in Norfolk for 25 years., She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harvey Watkins. Survivors include her husband, Shirley Alton Myrick and his children, Alton Wayne Myrick and his wife, Carolyn of Virginia Beach, Va., and Corliss Ann Faircloth and her husband, Gerald Faircloth of Smithfield, Va.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Howard Renegar and wife, Lucille of Denver, N.C., Johnnie Renegar and wife, Katherine of Winton-Salem, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews., A graveside service will be conducted by Dr. Paul C. Lawson at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling the arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
In loving memory of Marvin I. "Thundercloud" Custalow Sr. Love and miss you always and forever. Your loving wife, Jackie, children, grandchildren
CARTER MOLLIE AND HUBERT Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved and missed. Ronnie and Family
MARGARET CARY Merry Christmas. You are loved and missed. Danny, Gale, grandkids and great-grandkids and soon your two new grandsons.
"Mrs. Margaret Lillian Brown, adored mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.", Mrs. Margaret Lillian Brown, 72, transitioned to glory on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009., Born Feb. 9, 1937, in Mariana, Ark., she lived 35 years in Rockford, Ill. as a faithful member of Second Christian and Allen Chapel AME Church. She was head chef at some of Rockford's finest restaurants and was very active in her community as well as church affairs. While serving on many committees, including director of the Mattie Harris Soup Kitchen, she was well known. After 20 years of employment she retired from Winnebago County Correctional Center. Relocating to Richmond, Va., she served as a faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg, Va., She was predeceased by parents, O.L. and Grace Lewis, Nellie and James Carr and brother, James Carr Jr., She leaves to cherish her memories: five loving daughters, Jennifer Johnson, Grace Washington Young (JD), Lisa Brown, all of Virginia, Charlotte Brown and Tina Brown Farrar (Lloyd) both of California; seven grandchildren, Nicole Brown Campbell and Jason Brown, both of California, Jessica Givens of Maryland, Gracie Bogar (Mike) of North Carolina, Justin Johnson of Illinois, Brooke Lewis of Virginia, and Joyrdan Turner of California; eight great-grandchildren; special son, Kevin Webster of Illinois; three god children; special aunt, Lillie Bell Jones of Arkansas; sister, Ophelia Jackson of Kansas; brother, Jerry Carr (Carrie) of Illinois; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends., A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 418 Halifax St., Petersburg, Va., the Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs, pastor, officiating. Interment to follow at Southlawn Memorial Park., The family will receive friends at 10108 Hollingsworth Court, Richmond, Va., and may be contacted by calling (804)272-3720., Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mrs. Brown online at, where you may view a video tribute online or at the establishment., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, VA (804) 732-8911,
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AUSTIN, TEXAS - Mary Ann (West) Sherlock of Austin, Texas, passed away on Dec. 22, 2009 after a courageous 17-month battle with cholangiocarcinoma. She died peacefully with her husband, Craig, at her side., She was born Nov. 3, 1968, in Portsmouth, Va., the daughter of Jack and San West. She graduated from Warwick High School in 1986, and Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., in 1990. Prior to her cancer diagnosis, she enjoyed an accomplished career in sales with Ferguson Enterprises in Augusta, Ga., and in Houston, Texas, and Kiva Kitchen & Bath in Austin, Texas., Among Mary Ann's varied interests were photography, dance, and camping, as well as spending time with her family. Prior to coming to Texas, she lived in Augusta, where she founded The Rachel Longstreet Foundation, a major contributor to the Jessye Norman School of The Arts to honor her first child, Virginia Stuart Trainor, who lived a short life of five years. She spearheaded the building of the first handicapped-accessible playground in Georgia, "Virginia's Playground" in Augusta., Mary Ann was an active Rotary Club member, an award-winning salesperson, and recipient of the Young Alumna Achievement Award from Randolph-Macon College in 2005. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend, brave and noble throughout her life, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her., She is survived by her husband, Craig; and daughter, Annie of Austin, Texas; her parents, Jack and San West of The Woodlands, Texas; and her brother, Ned West and his wife, Jennifer and their daughters, Caroline and Violet of Black Hawk, Colo.; her grandfather, Capt. John H. Garrett Jr. of Richmond, Va.; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins., Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3901 S. Panther Creek Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77381.
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Dec 31, 2009 Mary Ella Burnette Ross, 91, of 3043 Original Henry Road, Bassett, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at her home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Bassett. The family will receive friends for one hour before the service.
WINDSOR - Mary Ellen Young Bowden, 77, a resident of Windsor died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009., She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Dean Bowden, for whom her heart always ached., She loved to travel and made many everlasting memories with her dearest friend and great-niece, Mary Martin, who was by her side when she went to be with the Lord and the love of her life, Harold. Her favorite hobbies were finding bargains and shopping. She lived up to the phrase 'Shopoholic.', Left to cherish her memory are David, Mary and 'That Baby' Aaliyah Martin of Windsor; cousins, Katherine Gabor and Diane Gabor of Mattaponi; great-nieces, Fayellen Brooks (Randy) of Sutherland, Missy Bowden of Tampa, Fla., great-nephew, Larry Dean Sheffield of Hampton., Special thanks to Brenda Tooley of Suffolk and Peggy Broadnax of Smithfield, for their support and the wonderful care that they provided to Mrs. Bowden and our family. You both are truly special., A private graveside service was held Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009. Purviance Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, in Wakefield, handled arrangements.
ANDERSON, Mary Eloise, 84, of Dawn, Va., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 23, 2009. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Joyce A. Johnson and her husband, Paul L. Johnson Sr.; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, two sisters-in-laws, one godson, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday, January 1, 2010 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Dawn, Va., and one hour before the service on Saturday. A homegoing celebration will be held on Saturday, January 2, at 1 p.m. at Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with Rev. Marvin Fields delivering the eulogy. Interment will be at Mangohick Baptist Church Cemetery. Online condolences are available at cwedwardsfuneralhome.com.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bazemore Sr.; and 10 siblings; Clarene Heath, Virginia Whitehead, Noah, Lee, William, Phillip, James, Percy, Roy, and Joseph Allen., She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Edna Scott (Bernard), Jannie " Bedie" Bazemore, and Peggy Bazemore, all of Newport News; two sons, James Bazemore Jr. of Newport News, and Terry Bazemore (Tammie) of Richmond; one sister, Emma Liza Bryant of Rocky Mount, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends., Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. Homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Ivy Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kevin G. Swann, officiating. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to
Mary T. Law Rogers BRISTOL, Tenn. Mary T. Law Rogers, 94, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at her residence. She was born on Saturday, Sept. 26, 1915, in Fordwick, Va. She was a talented musician, having begun to study piano at age 6. She studied with Emmi Pacholski, who was a student of Leopold Godowsky, at Manch College of Music and Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. At age 13, she began her first experience in church music, playing for five services each Sunday at Craigsville Virginia Presbyterian Church. She graduated in piano from Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Va., where she was a student of Ruth Weybright. While attending Bridgewater College, she accompanied advanced vocal students and the college orchestra. She was also a member of the concert choir. After graduation, she taught piano until her marriage on Dec. 28, 1934. At this time, she moved to Roanoke, Va., where she became the staff pianist at WRBX Radio Station. She later moved to Harrisonburg, Va., where she became active in the musical program at The First Church of the United Brethren. She also directed and accompanied the high school choir, sang in the sanctuary choir, and accompanied various soloists. In 1937, she and her husband moved to Bristol. Soon thereafter, she began studying pipe organ at Virginia Intermont College under Professor Sam Schroetter. She was active in Central Presbyterian Church where she established and taught a Sunday school class for small children. She was also active in the women of the church and the music program. She organized, directed and accompanied the youth choirs, sang in the sanctuary choir and served as the church organist for several years. She was accompanist for the Bristol Male Chorus and Tennessee High School presentation of The Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas. She also served as accompanist for the noonday service of the Bristol Preaching Mission. She was a member of the Bristol Music Club, the Fairmount Garden Club, the 1931 Study Club, the Country Club of Bristol, and State Street United Methodist Church. She had a continuing interest in the cultural life of the area and was patron of many of the arts. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, J.E. Fey Rogers, who passed away on July 28, 2002. She is survived by her three children, Libby R. Owen and her husband Roy of Bristol Tennessee, Dr. William E. Rogers and his wife Bonnie of Knoxville, Tenn., and James E. Rogers of Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 Saturday afternoon, Jan. 2, 2010, in the Heritage Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 with Dr. David Wadsworth and Rev. Jack Heintzleman, her nephew, officiating. Entombment will follow. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the caregivers of the past seven years for their dedication and love. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family and viewed by visiting
will follow with Pastor Bill Evans officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in Glasgow Cemetery. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, 434-237-9424. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, Make a memorial contribution
will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2010, at Norris Funeral Services Chapel, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution
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will be conducted at noon on Saturday, January 2, 2010, in the Farris Funeral Service, Main Street Chapel with Pastor Bill Graybeal and Pastor Paul Griffith officiating. Interment will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at, . Pallbearers will be Harry Parris, Timothy Orfield, Todd Orfield, Trevor Orfield, and David Hill IV. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Orfield, Wayne Smith, and Todd Suthers. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 1, 2010, from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Home. Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, Va., is serving the Minnick family., Make a memorial contribution
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while Buddy was at home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100., Make a memorial contribution
CARROLLTON - Myron Jay Brown, 48, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, after a brief illness., Myron was owner operator of Brown's Marina. He enjoyed commercial fishing and enjoyed life to the fullest., He is survived by his brothers, Greg A. Brown of Prince Frederick, Md., and Marc E. Brown and his wife, Joyce of Carrollton; nieces and nephews, Rebecca Davis, Nathan Brown, Miranda Brown, Leah Brown, Ashley Brown, and Taylor Brown; a host of extended family and friends., A graveside funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at St. Luke's Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Colonial Funeral Home, and other times at the marina.
Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Edward Allen Natt, 64, lifelong Roanoker, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Natt, and sister-in-law, Lisa Elmore Cox. He is survived by his devoted wife of twenty-five years, Claire Elmore Natt, and sons, Robert D. Natt and wife Angela and J. Allen Natt. Also surviving are sister Barbara N. Wise and husband Michael, brother Richard P. Natt, parents-in-law, Roger and Leah Elmore, brother-in-law Richard K. Cox, nieces Terry Bennett and Lindsey Elmore Pearson and husband Adam, and great niece and nephew, Brittany and John Bennett., After attending Roanoke City Schools, Ed graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from UNC at Chapel Hill in 1967. Upon receipt of his law degree from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, he served as Roanoke City Assistant Attorney, then as Roanoke's first County Attorney. In 1977 he was a founding member of the law firm Osterhoudt, Ferguson, Natt, Aheron and Agee, now Osterhoudt, Prillaman, Natt, Helscher, Yost, Maxwell & Ferguson, PLC. He served in the Army Reserves from 1970 � 1976., Recognized as one of the best land use attorneys in Southwest Virginia, he also served as a Substitute Judge in Virginia for over twenty-five years. Known for his integrity, wise counsel, and dedication, he was loved by all who had the pleasure of working with him. He won many cases in the Virginia Supreme Court, his latest as recently as last September., A man of generosity and irreproachable character, Ed loved helping others, especially young people, and was thrilled to open his home to high school and college students throughout the years. In 1993, he was awarded Father of the Year for Family Life by CMMA. Through Roanoke County Parks and Recreation, he loved coaching boys basketball for over thirty years. Always active in civic and community affairs, he served on the Board of Governors for Hidden Valley Country Club and as President of Cave Spring Elementary School PTA, ARC (now Goodwill Industries), and Youth Haven. An avid sports enthusiast, watching UNC basketball and golfing with friends were among his favorite pastimes., With genuine faith, he served as a deacon of Covenant Presbyterian Church and was a charter member of Christ the King Presbyterian Church. He was an ardent supporter of Young Life and was among the visionaries instrumental in bringing a new YL Camp to Rockbridge, Va. Always encouraging and optimistic, Ed will be sorely missed by many in the Roanoke Valley, on Bald Head Island, and in Naples, Florida. He will be remembered as hard-working, fun-loving, and a friend to all. His faith and courage through his illness inspired many others. As all who knew him would attest, Ed truly valued his faith, family and friends., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Young Life, PO Box 20464, Roanoke, VA 24018 or Christ the King, 3959 Electric Rd, Suite 190, Roanoke, VA 24018., ., Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution
will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2009, from the chapel of Loving Funeral Home, Covington, Va., Make a memorial contribution
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Ola Fair Williams BERTON, Va. Ola Fair Williams, 93, of Berton in Giles County, peacefully departed this life Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Fauquier Health and Rehab. Nursing Center in Warrenton, Va. Born in Berton on Sept. 17, 1916, she was a daughter of the late William Alexander and Margaret Sue Wallace Williams. Ola was retired from McCroys Department Store where he worked for many years in Bristol Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, William Alvin Williams; and her sisters, Lelia Goodwil Williams Stafford and Leta Pearl Williams. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved nephew and his wife Jerry and Margaret Williams of Marshall, Va., who faithfully cared for her; her sister-in-law, Louise Clark Williams of Pearisburg; her very good friend, John D. Moore of Bristol Tennessee; and several great-nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at 11 Aa.m. in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., in Pembroke, with Pastor Eddie Kendall and The Rev. Dr. Gary Knapp officiating. Burial will be later in the Kirk Cemetery at Berton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour before the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to West Hills Christian Church in Bristol Tennessee. Online condolences may be sent by visiting
BELCHER - Patricia "Pat" Missing you at Christmastime. Love, Mother & Family
Patricia Ann Slavin, Patricia Ann Slavin, 68, of Charlottesville, died on Sunday, December 27, 2009, at the University of Virginia Medical Center., She was born on December 7, 1941, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Clyde Parker Slavin and Gladys Ann Ashley Slavin., After retirement from Sears with 18 years of service as an Interior Decorator and following a lung transplant at University of Virginia in 1992 with full recovery, Patricia returned to school and obtained Masters Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon graduation in 2000, she returned to work in various locations in the Charlottesville area and then started her own private practice in social work which she continued until her recent illness. She was a past volunteer with the American Lung Association, the Girl Scouts and the Cub Scouts. She was also closely affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, and travel, including Smith Mountain Lake., Surviving her are two sons, Timothy Quinn Spencer and his wife, Karen, of Charlottesville and William Parker Spencer and his wife, Jennifer, of Barboursville; the father of her children, Harry Edward Spencer of Charlottesville; an aunt, Betty Ashley White of Halifax, Virginia; a cousin, Linda Pruett of California, and her daughter, Donna, of Washington State; and many other cousins; and her faithful companion for the last five years, Larry Harmon., A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2009, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home with Mr. Stan Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgecrest Baptist Church Cemetery in Lovingston at 2:30 p.m., The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at the funeral home., The family suggests that any desired memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association, 9221 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23235.
Pat Christensen, 80, died on Thursday, December 17, 2009, at The Laurels of Charlottesville, while recovering from a brief illness., She was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, in May, 1929 to the late Whitney Gordon Leighty and Edna Coder Leighty. Her family moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where she was raised on the banks of the Mississippi River and started her lifetime love of the water., After she married, she moved to Skaneateles, New York, where she worked for the Skaneateles school system and was a charter member of the Skaneateles Ambulance Corp for 12 years. After her marriage ended, her beloved mother-in-law, Helen Christensen, offered help if Pat wanted to leave the snows of New York to move to Dallas, Texas, which she did in 1981., Years later, after the death of her mother-in-law and the failure of multiple savings and loan companies she worked for, she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia. She had fallen in love with Virginia when she visited from drab, winter ravished New York State at Easter and the gardens were in bloom and beautiful., Pat lived in Charlottesville since 1989, with both appearance and activity level defying her age. She spent hours at the Senior Center, MedFit, ACAC, and in local classes on an interesting variety of topics. Pat travelled at every opportunity, with trips ranging from international vacations to multiple visits to Williamsburg, Virginia, every year. Pat's true passion was being a volunteer at the University of Virginia Medical Center where she started in the Cancer Center in 1992, moved to the Hospice and Palliative Care Unit for nine years and then returned to her first love, the Cancer Center. She also served as an "actor" in the medical school's standardized patient program that helped train medical students., Pat is survived by her son, David Christensen and his wife, Barbara, of Pittsford, New York; a daughter, Linda Christensen of Arlington, Virginia; a sister, Jacqueline Feuerhelm and her husband, Duane, of Churchville, Virginia; niece and nephews, Jody L'Heureaux, Jeff Feuerhelm and Jon Feuerhelm and their families., Pat has been cremated and will be interred with her parents in Dubuque, Iowa., A memorial service will take place 2 p.m. Monday, January 18, 2010, at Teague Funeral Service, 2260 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, Virginia., Remembrances and condolences may be sent to PatChristensenRemembered@gmail.com., Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Virginia, Department of Volunteer Services, Box 80068, Charlottesville, VA 22908 to the attention of the Director or the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary E. Tilton; his brother, Edward Lee Tilton; foster parents, Waymond and Jackie Clarke., Paul was a good hearted person and will be missed by many. He is survived by his brother, Ron Tilton of San Jose, Calif.; aunt and uncle, Rosa and Ashley Blunt of Hampton, Va.; cousin/sister, Maggie Grimes of Newport News; his beloved caretaker's niece and husband, Michele and Robert Long; special nephew, Stephen Tilton Sr.; grand-niece, Monica Long; grand-nephews, Stephen Tilton Jr., Jia Newton, and Josh Brown; special sister-in-law, Inez D. Tilton of Hampton; a host of cousins, family and friends., The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at M.E. Fisher Funeral Home, 2117 Madison Ave., Newport News. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens., Contributions and donations can be forwarded to the Organ Transplant Association of Virginia.
Betty Ritter (Boo) Perfater, 61, of Blacksburg, Va., died on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at her home. She was born in Welch, W.Va., on July 5, 1948, to the late Wendell H. Sr. and Mary Ann Ritter, and was also preceded in death by six brothers, Robert C. Ritter, Arvill S. Ritter, John I Ritter, Wallace E. Ritter, Oscar J. Ritter, and Timothy W. Ritter; a brother-in-law, Dale Womack; and a grandson, Gary A. Bland. Betty loved life and her joy in life was her family. She loved to read books, work puzzles, and talk politics with friends. She will be forever missed by all of her loved ones., "Mom, we miss you and you will never be forgotten." God Bless., s will be conducted 2 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2010, in the Merrimac Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Jerry Sloss and the Rev. Randy Woolwine officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. Friends may call anytime after noon on Thursday, December 31, 2009, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va., Make a memorial contribution
2 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2009, Fair View Cemetery. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100., Make a memorial contribution
IN MEMORY OF PHYLLIS C. BRANNAN At our table this year, there'll be an empty chair, while we gather around the table and join in prayer, we will miss you so much, on your favorite day, it brings comfort to us, and peace today, we know You'll be eating with Jesus... But how we wish you were eating with us! Love, Your Family
s will be held 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Radford with Dr. Paul Lane and the Rev. Kent Taylor officiating. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Porter requested that memorial contributions be made to the Vision Property Fund of First Baptist Church in Radford. The family would like to extend special thanks to The Kroontje Health Care Center and Good Samaritan Hospice for the excellent care given to Mary. The Porter family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford, Va., 540-639-2456., Make a memorial contribution
Quinton Lowe BLUFF CITY, Tenn. Quinton Lowe, age 17, of 925 Weaver Branch Road, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Bristol Tennessee, to Brian Lowe of Bristol and Angie Morris Lowe of Bluff City. He was a member of Poplar Ridge Christian Church and the Youth Group. Quinton was vice president of the FFA, a member of Sullivan County Young Farmers and Ranchers and a member of the Motor Cross Association. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jimmy Morris and Bill Lowe; and an aunt, Terry Massengill. Survivors, in addition to his parents, are three brothers, Ryan Lowe and wife Jamie, Blake Lowe and Trey Lowe, all of Bluff City; grandmothers, Faye Morris of Bluff City and Barbara Lowe of Bristol; grandfather, John Smith of Piney Flats; and special nephews, Paxton and Gunner Lowe. Also surviving are numerous aunts,uncles, and cousins whom Quinton loved very much and were a great part of his life. The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Sullivan East High School Gym with Mr. Roland Whittamore, Mr. Brad Perry, Mr. Evan Wolfe and Mr. Frank Osborne officiating. Music will be under the direction of John Shirey and Brandon Perry. The family will receive friends from 3 7 p.m. prior to the service in the Sullivan East High School Gym and other times at the residence or from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Poplar Ridge Christian Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Tanner Earhart, Terry Earhart, Rocky Gragg, John King, Steve King, Chris Massengill, Isaac Miller, Tanner Perry and Mitchell Weaver. Honorary pallbearers will be Poplar Ridge Youth Group and Sponsors, Sullivan East FFA,Victory Sports Racing Family, Sullivan East Class of 2011 faculty and staff, Rick Cantley Racing Butch and Scott, Deer Lick Hunting Family and Bill and Lee Lowe. Ministers, pallbearers, family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:50. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Bank of Tennessee, c/o Dawnita Caudill, P.O. Box 4980, Johnson City, TN 37602, for a memorial fund for Quinton; Poplar Ridge Youth Fund 206 Poplar Ridge Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686; and St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Special thanks to JCMC PICU and Sullivan County and Bluff City EMS. Condolences may be sent electronically to the family by visiting, and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home Bluff City Chapel is serving the Lowe family. 423-538-7131
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He was born in Morganton, N.C., raised in Danville, Va., and resided in Newport News since 1959. Mr. Fullbright retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as a Welding Supervisor after 32 years of service. After retirement, he was happily employed with Wal-Mart in Newport News for 15 years as a 'Greeter.' He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during WW II as a corporal and was a member of Parkview Baptist Church for 40 years., Mr. Fullbright never met a stranger and will be sadly missed; he was a wonderful husband, dad and papa., He was preceded in death by his best friend and wife of 55 years, Mary D. Fullbright., Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Sigley and her husband, Harry of Keller, Texas, and Debbie Hancock and her husband, Butch of Mathews; two grandchildren, Kati Hancock of Mathews, and Brian Sigley and his wife, Kristin of Windsor, Pa.; four great-grandchildren, Mary, Paula, Cecelia and Cora; and a host of family and friends., The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, Jan. 4, at Peninsula Funeral Home, officiated by Pastors Rusty Beck and Stan Putney. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park., Memorial donations may be made to Parkview Baptist Church, 604 Hilton Blvd, Newport News, VA 23605; or the Salvation Army of Hampton Roads, 1033 Big Bethel Rd., Hampton, VA 23666., Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Bob graduated in 1960 from Hampton High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. Bob had an extensive and distinguished career of 40 years in Real Estate. He was a member of the MLS Association and a founder of the Todds Lane Association. He was a devoted member of the New Covenant Church. Bob was a very emotional person with a big heart for his family, friends and the Lord, and was an independent person with many talents., He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Robin Linkous; his parents, Doris W. and Robert P. Linkous Sr.; and a brother, Stephen P. Linkous Sr., Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Martin and her husband, Wes; son, Robert Linkous and his wife, Brenda; sister, Vicki Sterling and her husband, Frank; brother, Jeffrey Linkous and his wife, Linda; two grandsons, Christopher Mulcahy and Logan Martin; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends., Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at New Covenant Church with Pastor Mark Johansson and Pastor Tom Ivey officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Vicki, at 689 Leonard Lane, Newport News, VA., Donations may be made to New Covenant Church, 1079 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666., Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
DOYLE, Rolland Palmer "R.P." Jr., 75, of Mechanicsville, died December 29, 2009. He was employed by GRTC and James River Bus Lines. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen Virgie Doyle; children, Rolland P. "Bobby" Doyle III, and wife, Susan, Mark Allen Doyle and wife, Vickie, Dawn Doyle Roberson and husband, Allen, and Barbara J. Doyle; his mother, Ethel Doyle; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; brother, Walter "Bud" Doyle (Nancy); sisters, Ella Coonrod (Kenneth), Dianne Brooks (Thomas). He was preceded in death by his father, Rolland Palmer Doyle Sr.; brother, Earl Doyle; sister, Gloria Doyle Kenney. The family will receive friends Friday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment at Signal Hill Memorial Park.
Chic moved to Williamsburg in 1941, and worked briefly for Colonial Williamsburg before leaving to raise a family. Later in life, she began a real estate career which lasted over 30 years., She was preceded in death by her husband, George Gilmer Grattan; her sisters, Marie and Gertrude; and her brothers, John, Raymond, and Herman., She is survived by her brother, William Boehling; three sons, George Grattan Jr., John Grattan, and Richard Grattan; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren., A funeral Mass will be held at St. Bede's Catholic Campus Ministry Chapel on Richmond Road in Williamsburg, at noon on Thursday, followed by burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
CLARK, Rose Anna, 86, of Burgess, Va., passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. She was a retired operator with C & P Telephone Company, Warsaw, Va. and Washington, D.C. She was a member of Fairfields United Methodist Church, Burgess, Va. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leonard L. Rock and Vernon H. Clark. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Ann Clark; two sons, Edward "Eddie" Vernon Clark and Robert Leonard Rock Sr.; brother, James R. Coates and wife, Sharon; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Faulkner Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Burgess, Va. on Saturday, January 2, 2010 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Fairfields United Methodist Church, Burgess, Va. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Northumberland County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Reedville, Va. 22539. Online remembrances may be made at Faulknerfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Lelia G. Rosenberg, 89, of Salem, Va., passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home and Crematory, 540-366-0707., Make a memorial contribution
Roy W. Wray
Dec 31, 2009 Roy W. Wray, 92, of 1285 Fairfield Road, Henry, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at his home. Norris Funeral Services and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
He was an angel here on earth. Elvis Presley and the Washington Redskins were the biggest loves of his life. A native of Bear Grass, N.C., he moved to Buckroe Beach in the 1960's with his close friend, Louise Green, and helped raise her daughters, Rosie Maynor, Penny Ervin, Brenda Smith and Terri Rutherford; and her deceased sons, Jimmy Mantis and Jerry Moore. He loved and missed his sister, Minnie Gurganus and her husband, John of Bear Grass., He spent his later years living with Brenda Smith and her family, Russell, Jimmy Jack and Scotty Smith. He was more than a best friend, father or grandfather, he was a true blessing to us. He was known as the Redskins man and was seen riding his bicycle all over Buckroe Beach or riding the HRT bus to Lincoln Towers., We know he's in heaven because God called him home so that he could be with his angel, Jessica Louise Smith, on January 2, the date of her death in 1987., A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, in the R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home chapel., Memorials may be made to the SIDS Alliance; The SPCA; or to the Foodbank of Hampton Roads. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Ruby H. Underwood
Dec 31, 2009 The funeral for Ruby Hylton Underwood, 87, of Collinsville, who died Dec. 27, 2009, was held Wednesday at Smith Memorial United Methodist Church with the Revs. Tilden Bridges and Elwood Pack officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park. Pallbearers were Jeff Underwood, Greg Underwood, Craig Underwood, Aaron Rose, Mike Pugh and Dustin Maxey. Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Bassett handled arrangements.
ASKEW - In loving memory of my darling wife, Sally L. Ford Askew, who passed away 10/23/06. Little we knew that day God was going to call your name. In life we loved you, darling, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. A part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories. Your love is still our guide. Although we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again. I love you, darling, with all my heart. Your husband, Angus "Big Head" and all the family
BOWLES - In loving memory of our daughter, Sherry A. Bowles. Merry Christmas. Love Always, Mom & Dad
ALLEN - ANNIE (Ladybug) Miss You. Merry Christmas Stewart & Stewart Jr.
COUSINS, Mrs. Sarah M., of Richmond, departed this life on December 30, 2009. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral notice later.
Alexander S. Semenkovich, 86, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Arrangements by John M. Oakey and Son, Salem, Va., 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution
will be held at noon on Saturday, January 2, 2010, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel with the Reverend James T. Jordan officiating. Interment in Monte Vista Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Franklin County. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 1, 2010, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100., Make a memorial contribution
PRYOR - WRIGHT - CLEMENTS Memories of you capture our hearts this holiday season. Love, Your Family
s will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2010, at Blackstone Baptist Church, 405 South Main Street, Blackstone. Interment 1 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2010, in Cedar Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Blackstone Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at, Make a memorial contribution
. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to Crosswalk Church or the . Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va., is in charge of arrangements., Make a memorial contribution
TAMPA, FLA. - Steven Kyle Johnston, 48, died on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, in Tampa., He was born in Madison, W.Va., and raised in Newport News, where he attended Denbigh High School. He was a welder at Newport News Shipbuilding, for more than 15 years and was considered by many to be the best at his trade. Like his father, who committed over four decades of his life to building the world's best ships, Steve proudly carried on the family tradition. He was a small-engine expert, able to fix just about anything that came into the family's Newport News hardware store for repair. He also enjoyed racing and golf., Steve is survived by his parents, Pete and Joan Johnston, and Margaret Lynn Burt; son, Jason A. Johnston and his wife, Natasha; grandson, Brady, all of Newport News; son, Nathan Tyler Johnston of Bealeton; brother, Michael D. Johnston and his wife, Donna of Albany, Ga.; sister, Diana L. Bristow of Newport News; brother, David T. Johnston and his wife, Kelly of Charlottesville; one nephew; and five nieces., A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News, VA, 23607., Arrangements are under the care of Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home 7415 River Rd., Newport News, VA 23607
Franklin S. Stone, 75, of Rocky Mount, Va., passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Arrangements by Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, Va., 540-483-5533., Make a memorial contribution
Sue Ellen Hall BRISTOL, Tenn. Sue Ellen Hall, 58, died on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was the wife of Larry W. Hall and daughter of the late William Hamilton and Virginia Louise Hamilton. She graduated from Virginia High in 1972 and then traveled abroad with her husband who served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. They retired and moved back to their hometown of Bristol Tennessee in 1994. She was a wonderful wife and mother who's greatest love was spending time with her family. Along with her loving spouse of 37 years, she is survived by a daughter, Suzan Hall of Washington, DC; son, Michael Hall of Columbia, Md.; brothers, David Hamilton of Abingdon, Va., and Dennis Hamilton of Bristol Virginia;sisters, Marilyn Morrison of Bristol Virginia, and Judy Mueller of Bristol Tennessee; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. The family will receive friends at Blevins Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in the Heritage Chapel of Memories with Rev. Scott Price officiating. Condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting, Mrs. Hall and her family are in the care of Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services.
Beatrice Surface, 94, of Woodlawn, Va., passed away December 29, 2009. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010, St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church, Ivanhoe. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution
Surviving him are his wife of 68 years, Mildred Shenk Moyer; his four sons, of Powhatan, Va., Milton and wife, Barbara, Ronald and wife, Rosalie, David and wife, Nancy, Raymond and wife, Donna; and one daughter, Esther Erb and husband, Paul of Crossville, Tenn. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Of his five siblings, only one, Naomi Lee of Elida, Ohio, survives., Sylvanus was a dairy farmer, first in Denbigh, and then later in Powhatan. He was an active member of both Warwick River Mennonite Church and Powhatan Mennonite Church. His faith in God and his family were his life's main focus, joy and satisfaction., Family visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News. A graveside service will follow at the Warwick River Mennonite Church Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Powhatan Mennonite Church, Powhatan, Va., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community Compassion Fund, 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802., Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Sylvia C. Gilley
Dec 31, 2009 The funeral for Sylvia Caldwell Gilley, 65, of 3690 Oak Level Road, Bassett, who died Dec. 29, 2009, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Norris Funeral Services with the Rev. Charles Waller officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Abbey. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the home. She was born in Giles County on Aug. 31, 1944, to Nannie Magdolene Manning Caldwell and Edward Haven Caldwell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Caldwell and Martha Caldwell; two brothers, Aubrey Caldwell and Harry Lee "Bucky" Caldwell; and a grandson, Michael Paul Wininger. Gilley was the owner/operator of Shear Magic Beauty Salon in Collinsville and Plaza Barber Shop in Martinsville. She was the first beautician to set up a beauty salon at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, and she was a Christian. Surviving are her husband, Claude Swanson Gilley of the home; two daughters, Sheila Moody Hundley of Martinsville and Lisa Lynnette Moody of Ridgeway; two sons, Anthony Byron "Tony" Gilley and Billy Jack "B.J." Moody, both of Bassett; a stepdaughter, Cindy Lou Wyatt of Bassett; two sisters, Thelma Parker of Okeechobee, Fla., and Brenda Caldwell of Christiansburg; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 3907, Martinsville, Va. 24115.
COPPING, Taylor R. Sr., passed away peacefully on December 12, 2009 amidst the loving care of family and hospice support members at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital. Taylor proudly served in the Army Air Corps, received his Master of Science at the University of Richmond, and later served as Executive Director of the American Lung Association in New Mexico and in Virginia. He was an avid golfer and an accomplished guitarist. Taylor is survived by his devoted wife, three children, three grandchildren, and two sons-in-law. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to: Bon Secours Hospice, 5875 Bremo Rd., Suite 710, Richmond, Va. 23226, Tuckahoe Rescue Squad, 1101 Horsepen Rd., Richmond, Va. 23286. Our heartfelt thanks go to all for their services including Henrico County Fire and Rescue.
Dorothy Dickinson (Dot) Temple, 87, of Vinton, Va., died on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2010, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221., Make a memorial contribution
at the church. Friends may call at Serenity on Friday, January 1, 2010, from noon to 8 p.m. for viewing. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 540-345-9100., Make a memorial contribution
Thomas Brooks Jr. 7-21-78 -- 12-26-99 Out of our lives, But not our hearts. 10 years of loving memories. Love, Dad, Mom, Chris, and Aleja
Thomas E. "Tom" Hubbard CLEVELAND, Va. Mr. Thomas E. "Tom" Hubbard, age 62, of the Crackersneck Road section, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, in a Lebanon, Va., hospital. Born June 24, 1947, in Russell County, Va., he was a son of the late Vernie and Zilphia Musick Hubbard. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a Christian. He was a disabled coal miner and logger. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Cathy Yates Hubbard of the home; two daughters, Rebecca Osborne and fiancÂ‚, James Herbert and Jennifer Nunley and husband Travis, all of Lebanon; four grandchildren, Seth Osborne, Todd Osborne, Emily Nunley and Ethan Nunley; one sister, Joyce Owens and husband Kenny of Honaker; seven brothers, Roger Hubbard and wife Mildred of Newport News, Willis Hubbard and wife Sharon, Larry Dean Hubbard and wife Peggy Sue, Johnny Hubbard and wife Christine, all of Honaker, L.D. Hubbard of Cleveland, Darl "Bo" Hubbard and wife Teresa of Honaker and Ralph Hubbard and wife Sherry of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Roy Lee Wilson officiating and honorary minister, Rev. Gonion Kelly. Interment will follow in the Combs Cemetery at Cleveland. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Thomas William Perry, 81, formerly of 309 New St., Waverly, departed this life Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Waverly Health Care Center, Waverly. He was born Sept. 30, 1928, to the late Lucy and Richard Perry. Thomas was a member of First Baptist Church, Waverly. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Nora Tate, Elsie Green, Daisy Jackson and Mary Smith; two brothers, Robert Lee Perry and Richard Perry., Mr. Perry leaves to cherish his memories: his sister, the Rev. Ellen M. Dugger of Washington, D.C. and other relatives and friends., A funeral service will be held 12 noon Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at First Baptist Church, Waverly, with the Rev. Dr. Samuel Robinson officiating. The interment will be in the Church cemetery. Mr. Perry may be viewed from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday afternoon at Peace-Bland Funeral Home, 237 Railroad Ave., Waverly. Family will receive friends Saturday morning 11 a.m. until the time of service for the wake., Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg., Please send online condolences to:
Robert N. Wells III Robert N. Wells III, 56, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at home in Madison Heights. Born in Columbus, Ga., he grew up in the Herbertsville section of Brick, N.J., attending Brick elementary schools before graduating from Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, N.J., in 1971. After earning a master's degree in psychology from Lynchburg College, Bob devoted the rest of his life to improving the lives of developmentally disabled adults. He worked at Lynchburg Sheltered Industries prior to his employment for many years with the State of Virginia at its Central Virginia Training Center, from which he recently retired as director of vocational services. Most proud of his daughter, Jenny, Bob otherwise found the greatest joy in life through helping others, particularly the less fortunate among us. He delighted in the peace and tranquility offered by long hikes in the Appalachian Mountains and summed up his life in his own words as follows: "I believe an individual's life is the sum total of all those living beings that have touched that life; in that I have been so richly blessed." He was predeceased by his father, Robert N. Wells Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer, of Lynchburg; his mother, Nancy Dane Wells of Brick; and brothers, Dane B. of Jackson, N.J., and William E. of Allenwood, N.J. A memorial event in Virginia will be private. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 Graves Mill Road, (434) 239-2405, is assisting his family. Memories and thoughts may be shared with the family at www.heritage funeralandcremation.com.
POQUOSON - Viola Pullin Rexrode, 92, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2009. She was born Feb. 14, 1917 in Highland County, Va., and recently resided in Poquoson., Mrs. Rexrode was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd G. Rexrode. Survivors include her daughters, Linda Freeman and husband, Manfred, and Wanda Evans and husband, Mike, both of Poquoson; and her grandchildren, Sarah Evans Baker and husband, Greg of Richmond, and Christopher Evans and wife, Lindsey of Virginia Beach. She had many good friends in life who will cherish her memory and miss her dearly., Memorial contributions may be made to Beulah Presbyterian Church, c/o Donna Hooke, 3048 Mill Gap Road, Monterey, VA 24465., Arrangements are being handled by Obaugh Funeral Home, McDowell, Va.
CARTER From Walter Carter's Family Thank You One year ago today, we lost our precious patriarch, Walter Carter. Walter was a man of character, who loved his God, family and friends. He was the founder and president of Carter Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. We want to express our appreciation for your thoughtful words of sympathy and for your selfless acts of kindness. You have been there for us as we suffered the greatest hurt we have ever felt. Our heartfelt thanks go out to you, dear family and friends, and to the customers of Carter Heating and Air Conditioning for your years of patronage. May the Lord bless you and keep you. Carolyn, Jennifer, Melissa, Scott, Mike and Best Little Buddy, Benjamin Everyday, in so many ways, memories of Walter flood our way. Though absent, he is ever near, still missed, still loved and ever dear. We love you, Dear Husband-Dad-Papa!
He was retired from the Newport News Shipbuilding and DryDock Co. after 42 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy., He is survived by his wife, Frances S. Minor; son, Robert Minor (Tina); daughter, Christina Minor (Mike); sister, Carolyn Elliott and her husband, Edward; and Pa Pa's little granddaughter, Mallory., The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight, Dec. 31, at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, Va. A funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Chris Morgan, at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at the funeral home chapel, with burial to follow in H. C. Smither Memorial Cemetery, Hudgins, Va., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Wendell's memory to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, VA 23061. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
In 1954, he married college sweetheart, Joan Lindholm. Together they had two sons, Gunnar (Tanya) of Crozet, Va., and Keith of New York City; and three granddaughters, Genesis, Noelani and Halle. Bill is also survived by a brother, Burton Brockett (Jan) of Redding, Calif.; and a sister, Elinor Bell (David) of Hatfield, Mass., A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Davidson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
William A. Doss
Dec 31, 2009 The funeral for William Andrew Doss, 84, of Salem, who died Dec. 28, 2009, was held Wednesday at Bassett Funeral Service, South Chapel, with the Rev. Edwin Moore officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park with military honors by the Martinsville-Henry County Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Franklin Harmon, John Anthony, Tom Ward and Curtis Manning.
He later returned home to Newport News and was the custodian at Wesley Grove United Church of Christ, where he retired after many years of service., He was a former member of Zion Baptist Church in Newport News, Va., and the Pandora Lodge # 2 in Newport News., He was preceded in death by his brother, Alfred Brinkley; nephew, Walter Woodley; and niece, Portia Woodley., He leaves to cherish his memory three sons, Randy, Timothy and Anthony Brinkley; two daughters, Tarynal Mitchell and Teresa Brinkley; grandchildren; two loving and devoted sisters, Effie A. Brinkley and Mary Brinkley McClinton; special niece, Rhonda Graves; a great-niece; two great-nephews; special cousins; other relatives and friends.
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William Earle "Ping" Betts Jr., William Earle "Ping" Betts Jr., 98, Lynchburg, died Tuesday, December 29, 2009., He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Eloise (Buke) Brown Davis Betts; and his only daughter, Heloise Betts Wall. In addition to his late wife and daughter, he was predeceased by a sister, Virginia Betts Armistead Hotchkiss; and by his granddaughter, Dallas Tucker Betts., Born August 7, 1911, a native of Richmond, he was the son of the late William Earle Betts and Dora Shufelt Betts., He is survived by two sons, William Ashby Davis and his wife, Jane, of Lynchburg, and William Earle Betts III and his wife, Nicole, of Free Union; his son-in-law, James C. Wall, of Charlottesville; nine grandchildren, Caroline Davis Malott, Susannah Davis Cox, William Ashby Davis Jr., Noah Betts Wall, Mary Singleton Wall, Paloma Angelica Wall, Margaret Houston Betts, William Spencer Betts, and Anne Coalter Betts; seven great-grandchildren, Sarah Ashby Malott, Jane Hampton Malott, John Dawson Malott, Gabriel Chadwick Cox, Michael Alan Davis, William Ashby Davis III and Corinne Belle Cox. Mr. Betts is also survived by one sister, Jean Betts Wiltshire and her husband, Richard, of Richmond; and by his driver-companion and friend, George Phelps; his secretary and special friend, Sara Curtis; and by his faithful friend and caregiver, Dora Hendricks. Also surviving are his dedicated caregivers, Phyllis Carter, Carrie Johnson and Fannie Humphries., Mr. Betts lettered in varsity football at Virginia Tech and graduated first in his Architectural Engineering Class of 1932. As an undergraduate, he was elected to Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Beta Pi and was a member of the German Club and the Monogram Club., After earning his M.S. degree in Structural Engineering at Virginia Tech in 1933, Mr. Betts became a Registered Architect in 1934. In 1938 in Lynchburg, he and his friend, A. P. Montague Jr., founded Montague-Betts Company, a structural steel fabricator of a number of major construction projects including New York's World Trade Center. Mr. Betts became Chairman of the company in 1956 following the death of Mr. Montague and has remained in the position since that time., During World War II, Mr. Betts was an officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, attaining the rank of Captain while serving 39 months in the European Theater. He was among the troops that landed on Omaha Beach during the Allied invasion of Europe at Normandy, France, and was awarded both the Bronze Star by the United States War Department and Croix de Guerre by the French., He served as director on several professional boards including those of the American Institute of Steel Construction, Virginia-Carolinas Fabricators Association- President, National Association of Manufacturers, United States Business and Industrial Council, Central Virginia Industries, and United Virginia Bank/Crestar/Sun Trust., Mr. Betts had been an active civic leader, serving on the boards of the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce, Lynchburg Area Development Corporation-President, and the Bedford County Public Service Authority. He had been the Director of the Lynchburg Area United Givers Fund (United Way) and of the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, was a founder and the first President of the Piedmont Club, a Director Emeritus of the Boonsboro Country Club, and was a faithful member of the Virginia Historical Society. Mr. Betts was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry., In service to education, he was a Life Trustee of Lynchburg College and of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, and a member of the board of the Virginia Episcopal School and of the President's Committee of Randolph-Macon Woman's College., Also active on behalf of his alma mater, Mr. Betts was a past Director of the Virginia Tech Educational Foundation, and a Former member of the University's Alumni Association Board. He was a charter member of the Rowe Fellow Program, and member of the Ut Prosim Society and the College of Engineering Committee of 100. He was also on the Virginia Tech President's Council Membership Committee for Lynchburg and served on the Lynchburg-Amherst-Nelson Regional Capital Campaign Committee. In 1975, Virginia Tech recognized his efforts by presenting Mr. Betts with the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award, and in 1983 he received the College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award., In 1984 Mr. Betts endowed the Montague-Betts Professorship in Structural Engineering at Virginia Tech. In 1998, the department of Civil Engineering selected Mr. Betts for induction as a charter member of the Academy of Distinguished Alumni and in 1999, the College of Engineering inducted him as a charter member of the Academy of Engineering Excellence., In May, 2005, Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors named Mr. Betts recipient of the William H. Ruffner Medal, the university's highest honor awarded annually to an alumnus in recognition of outstanding service and generosity to the university., In November, 2005, Mr. Betts was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame for his contributions to private enterprise, success in business and community contributions and involvement in the Lynchburg area., A private burial will be held at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Evington., A memorial service will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 200 Boston Avenue, Lynchburg, with the Reverend Robert K. Marshall officiating, a reception to follow at the parish hall., In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust, 101 Paulette Circle, Suite B, Lynchburg, VA 24502 or the charity of your choice., Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, (434) 237-9424., Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tharpfuneralhome.co m.
BROOKS Remembering William G. Brooks. Memories guide the hand of love. Wife, Elma & Son, Bill Brooks
s. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to West Hills Christian Church in Bristol, Tenn. Online condolences may be sent to, Make a memorial contribution
Carol Anne Woodward, 67, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Roanoke., Make a memorial contribution
Dec 31, 2009 The funeral for Yolanda Amelia Hamlett, 52, of 1209 Chatham Road, Martinsville, who died Dec. 27, 2009, at her home, will be at noon Saturday at Mount Zion Holiness Church in Martinsville with Elder Lavarra Hagwood officiating. Burial will be in the Hairston family cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 11:30 a.m. until noon, and the family will receive friends other times at the home. She was born March 11, 1957, in Martinsville to Johnie James Flood Sr. and Bessie Lee Hairston Flood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Tyiee Devone Hamlett; and a granddaughter, Tasha Hamlett. Surviving are a son, Thomas Lee Hamlett of Martinsville; five brothers, Everett Monroe Flood, Johnie James Flood Jr., Michael Anthony Flood, Kenneth Maurice Flood and James Frank Flood, all of Martinsville; three sisters, Janet Marie Flood and Cynthia Ann Flood, both of Martinsville, and Delcenin Niblett of Collinsville; and seven grandchildren. Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.