Amanda Fisher CHILHOWIE, Va. Amanda Fisher, age 13, passed away Jan. 6, 2010, in the Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. Survivors and memorial service date will be announced later by Bradley's Funeral Chapel of Chilhowie.
Amie O. Via
Jan 7, 2010 A funeral for Amie O. Via, 83, of Suitland, Md., and formerly of Franklin County, who died Dec. 30, 2009, will be at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Rolanda Twine officiating. Burial will be in Carver Memorial Gardens. She was born Jan. 14, 1926, in Franklin County to Webb Smith and Della Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis H. Via. Surviving is a stepson, Willis H. Via Jr. of Martinsville. Stanfield Mortuary Service, Rocky Mount, is in charge of arrangements.
Angela Marie "Olive Juice" Przybilla, 40, of Hopewell, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at John Randolph Medical Center., Angela is survived by three sons, Michael Ricks, Jimmy Waycaster, and Shawn Przybilla; her mother, Mary Ellen Tate; stepfather, Joe B. Tate Jr.; three sisters, Rose Ellen Hohensee, Sherrie Lynn McCall and Betty Jo Kraft; maternal grandmother, Wilsie Ciszewski; two nieces, Rachel McCall and Savannah McReynolds., The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 214 N. 6th Ave., Hopewell, and where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, with Pastor Curtis Barnes officiating. Interment will follow in Bermuda Memorial Park., Condolences may be registered at:
SUFFOLK - Ann Wilkins Bunch, 76, of Suffolk, Va., passed away on Jan. 6, 2010., A native of Portsmouth, Va., she was the daughter of the late Ervin Clyde Wilkins and Emma Virginia Holland Wilkins. She was also predeceased by her husband, Stanley Carlton Bunch., She retired from the Suffolk Public Schools as a Special Education Teacher where she worked in the field of special education since 1972. Ann was a Consultant for Western Tidewater Community Service Board, a life member of Suffolk Retired Teachers, National Education Association and the Windsor Lion's Club as an associate member. She was a member of Suffolk Christian Church., She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Karl W. Bunch and Eric L. and Priscilla Bunch, all of Suffolk; two grandchildren, Jennifer B. Miller and husband, Steven and Tyler D. Bunch; one great-grandchild, Kaleb Ross Miller; and a special nephew, John Johnson and his family., A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Suffolk Christian Church, with the Rev. Michael D. Halley officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family for visitation on Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk, and other times at the home of Eric and Priscilla Bunch., Memorial donations may be given to Wilkins Place c/o Western Tidewater Community Services Board, 5268 Godwin Boulevard, Suffolk, VA 23434 or Meals on Wheels of Suffolk, 2800 Godwin Boulevard, Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered online at
CLARK, Ann Arnold, 79, of Richmond, died January 4, 2010 after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Mary Arnold; and her sister, Zaida Lanier. Surviving are her longtime companion and fiance, Virgil Mercer; brother, T.K. Arnold (Sarah); son, David Clark (Leigh); daughter, Donna Shater (Chris); grandsons, Nathan Lester (Megan) and Adam Lester; great-grandson, Hoke Lester; brother-in-law, Paul Lanier; beloved pet, Tammy; several nieces and nephews, and many longtime friends. Ann grew up in a lovely farmhouse that she adored in Louisburg, N.C., where she graduated from Edward Best High School in 1948. She was the Membership Director for the APVA for 19 years, a position of which she was most proud and where she developed many long-lasting friendships. Ann was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother and friend and she will be missed by all who knew her. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2010, at the Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Rd., Richmond, Va. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
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She moved to the United States in 1963 living in Newport News, Va., until December 1996. She wed Robert Johnston and moved to Norfolk, N.Y., in June 1997., She raised her family in Newport News, Va., and had many dear friends. She loved having coffee and meeting her pals at Dunkin Donuts. She was one for great conversation, an avid reader, enjoyed world politics, having a good laugh, and watching her children and the neighborhood friend's play outside., She leaves behind her loving husband, Robert C. Johnston; her daughter, Monique Aronsohn and her husband, Paul; two sons, Dan and Bob Pearson; her brother, Peter Hessels; grandchildren, Amber, Samuel and Eddie; two daughters- in-law, Stacy Pearson and Maria Pearson. She is also survived by her beloved stepchildren/grandchildren, Robin, Marty, Eddie, Christopher, Michelle, Maddie and Rylee, Liam and Benoit., She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She will be missed dearly.
MALLORY, ANTHONY (Tony) January 1, 2004. Just a thought of sweet remembrance, just a memory sad and true, just the love and sweet devotion of the ones who think of you. We love and miss you very much, Your Family
Antoine Cornell Gordon May 31, 1989 - January 6, 2008 Missing you today, yesterday and always. We love you. Mom and Alexis
Antoine Rydell "Joe Bear" Mines passed away suddenly on September 3, 2009 at the age of 36. He is truly being missed by his loving wife, Tyra; three children, Zaytoine, Za'Qari and Zakyra; mother, Doris "Patsy" Mines; three sisters, Angelique, Latia and Camia; six nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. "You will always be in our hearts Rydell. We wish you were here."
at the church. Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Buena Vista, Va., Make a memorial contribution
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WILLIAMSBURG - Mr. Arthur Charles Hilstrom Sr., 84, passed away at his home on Jan. 1, 2010, in Williamsburg, Va., Mr. Hilstrom was born on July 2, 1925, in Huntington Beach, Calif. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1963 after 21 years of faithful service to his country. He was a World War II and Korean War Veteran. His family traveled with him to duty stations in Kobe, Japan and La Rochelle, France. He also retired from civil service at Fort Eustis in 1987 as a Ship Surveyor. He was a member of the Chickahominy Masonic Lodge No. 286, The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8046 where he was a Past Post Commander, and the Williamsburg Moose Lodge 757. He was also a member of the Oak Tree Hunt Club and the Lafayette Gun Club. Mr. Hilstrom loved boating, fishing, and hunting., He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Lois W. Hilstrom; parents, Gunnar and Dora Hilstrom; and two sisters, Barbara Armstrong and Stella Braaten., He is survived by a sister, Ruthie Reardon of New Hampshire; a brother, Howard Hilstrom and his wife, Doris of Williamsburg; two sons, Charles Hilstrom Sr. and his wife, Sharyn of Williamsburg; Arthur Hilstrom Jr. and his wife, Jessie of Williamsburg; two daughters, Linda Criswell and her husband, Bill of Williamsburg; and Shirley Tunstall and her husband, Bobby of Toano; five grandsons, Bill Criswell Jr. of Richmond; Nathan Allen of Richmond; Bryan Allen of Richmond; Arthur Hilstrom III and his wife, Michelle of Croaker, and Charles Hilstrom Jr. and his wife, Becky of Williamsburg; four great-granddaughters, Althea and Cassidy Allen of Croaker; Heidi Lynn Hilstrom of Williamsburg; Alexis Hilstrom of Croaker; and one great-grandson, Logan Hilstrom of Croaker; and many nieces and nephews., Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to your favorite charity. Funeral services will be private. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
BEARD BARBARA GREEN BEARD Dec. 30, 1943 - Jan. 2, 2002 We love you and miss you. Your family
JOHNSON, Bertha "Doll" We thought of you with love today. A year ago God called an angel his way. We miss you. Love, Your Family
Barbara C. Hampton
Jan 7, 2010 Barbara "Dinky" Clark Hampton, 68, formerly of Eden, N.C., died Jan. 1, 2010, in Atlanta, Ga. She was born in Rockingham County, N.C., to George and Pattileen Clark Wilson. Surviving are two daughters, Catherine Hampton of Eden and Monique Waller of College Park, Ga.; a son, Christopher Clark of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church in Axton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at 605-F Lynrock Apartments, Eden. Perry-Spencer Funeral Home in Eden is in charge of arrangements.
Beatrice L. Neeves Beatrice L. Neeves, age 96, formerly of Shippensburg, died on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in the Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy , Pa. B Born on March 7, 1913, in Piney Flats, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late William Washington Weaver and Flora Smith Weaver. She was the widow of James R. Neeves, who preceded her in death in 1957. A member of Boulevard Christian Church in Essex , Md. , she worked years ago as a seamstress. She is survived by two daughters, Peggy and husband, Leonard Sentz of Solomon, Md., and Cheryl and husband Charles Feiling of Greeneville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Aside from her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister; and three brothers. A private service and burial will be held in Tennessee at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boulevard Christian Church, 920 Essex Ave., Baltimore, MD 21221. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg . Online condolences may be expressed at
In Loving Memory of Jean Adams BLACKWELL 01-7-1928 08-18-2007, Gone is the face I loved so dear,, Silent is the voice, I loved to hear;, Too far away for sight or speech, But not too far, for thought to reach., Sweet to remember her, who once was here, And who, though absent, is just as dear., Steve, Evelyn & Al, Make a memorial contribution
Blanche M. Thompson DAMASCUS, Va. The funeral service for Blanche M. Thompson will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, in the First Baptist Church in Damascus with Rev. Wayne Guynn and Mr. Ralph Thompson Jr. officiating. The committal service and interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus. Pallbearers will be David Thompson, Charles Edward Thompson, Bobby Thompson, Ralph Thompson Jr., Sam Fleming, Larry Miller, Charles Cook, and Ralph Cornett. Honorary pallbearers will be the former and present deacons of First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Garrett Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family and a memorial video tribute may be viewed by visiting
Bob M. Ball SANFORD, Fla. Bob M. Ball passed away on Dec. 31, 2009, at the age of 81. He was born in Zephyrhills, Fla., to Lena and Giles Ball. He grew up in Bristol Tennessee and later moved to Sanford where he lived for nearly 40 years. He is survived by his three sons, James Robert Ball, David Ball and Steve Ball and his wife Susan Ball; his three grandsons, Christopher Ball, Matthew Ball and his wife Kristin Ball, and Jonathan Ball and his wife Ashley Ball; his two brothers, Harry Neal Ball and his wife Helen Ball and Freddie Ball and his wife Della Mae Ball; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his former wife Katherine Bouton Ball, to whom he was married for 28 years. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jackie Ball; and his parents, Lena and Giles Ball. Bob was a prominent businessman in Sanford. He had a long career with the National Cash Register Company (NCR) before moving to Sanford to open a Western Auto retail business that he owned and operated. He also owned and operated a music and bicycle store in Sanford for many years. He served on the city's housing aurthority board and citizen police patrol. Bob graduated from Tennessee High School in Bristol Tennessee in 1946. He served as a Scout master for the Boy Scouts through the Central Christian Church. He also served in the National Guard. Bob loved to spend time playing the guitar and organ, riding his bicycle, and fishing on the St. John's River. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol Tennessee, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends and relatives from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Local arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.
Delmar Ray Bowman Jr., 63, of Chilhowie, Va., passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Arrangements by Bradley's Funeral Home of Marion, Va., Make a memorial contribution
Our hearts were saddened when Branden Alonzo Prealeau departed this life on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at the residence of his grandmother., Branden was born on Feb. 7, 1987, in Petersburg, Va., to Wanda Hamilton and Derek Morris., Branden was educated in the Chesterfield County school system. At the time of his death, Branden was residing in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he was completing his degree at the Community College of Alleghany County, as well as a member of the Army National Guard. Branden loved reading, writing, music and had a passion for feeding ducks., Branden was preceded in death by his grandmother, Rose Smith. He is survived by his loving mother and stepfather, Wanda & Edwin Hamilton Jr. of Montgomery, Ala.; his father, Derek Morris (Raffella) of Chesterfield, Va.; grandmothers, Nannie Prealeau and Louise Hamilton; grandfather, Freddie Morris; brothers, Devario Hawkins and Brevin Morris; aunts, Cynthia Morgan, Constance Hamilton, Yolanda Kelley (Kenneth), Renee Morris, and Bonita Morris; uncles, Michael Prealeau (Blanca), Lance Hamilton Sr. (Stacey), Orelon Morris (Cynthia), and Farron Morris and a hosts of cousins and friends, including devoted Fanita Sumlin, Lajuane Gaddis, and Deono LeDoux., The funeral services for Branden Prealeau will be held at 12 noon Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Zion Apostolic Christian Memorial Temple, Petersburg, Va.; Bishop Samuel Wright officiating. Interment will be in Southlawn Cemetery. The remains will rest at the church at 10:45 a.m. until the time of services. The family will assemble at 20619 Willowdale Drive in Ettrick, Va., at 11 a.m., The family will be receiving visitors at 20619 Willowdale Drive, Ettrick, Va., and calls at (804) 504-5615., Funeral services are under the direction of Tucker's Funeral Home, 415 Halifax St., Petersburg, VA 23803 A.A. Tucker, funeral director.
will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, in Seaver-Brown Funeral Home Chapel, Marion, Va., with interment in Blue Springs Cemetery, Camp, Va. The Rev. John Pruett and the Rev. Kenny Price will officiate. Visitation will be held at Seaver-Brown Funeral Home on Thursday, January 7, 2010, from 6 until 8 p.m. Flowers appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International. Arrangements by ReinsSturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., and Seaver-Brown Funeral Home, Marion, Va., Make a memorial contribution
Bruce Franklin "Boo" Jarratt, 72, of Prince George, died on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Southside Regional Medical Center. He was born in Dinwiddie County, and was the son of the late Johnnie Jenkins and Ruth Chambliss Grizzard Jarratt. Mr. Jarratt was preceded in death by his son, William Franklin Jarratt. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Dinwiddie., He is survived by three daughters, Sandra Renee Jarratt of Dinwiddie, Pamela Lynne Jarratt of Prince George, and Beverly Ann Horton and husband, Michael, of Dinwiddie; the mother of his children, Frances M. "Jenny" Babb of Blackstone; five grandchildren, Staff Sgt. Christopher David Meloy, presently serving in Afghanistan, Ryan Lee Meloy, Glen Ray Horton, both of Dinwiddie, Shannon Renee Jarratt, Justin William Scott Jarratt, both of Prince George; two great-granddaughters, Halie Nicole Meloy and Cassidy Mae Meloy, both of Dinwiddie; three brothers, Bollie Lee Jarratt and wife, Betty of Dinwiddie, Clifton Gene Jarratt and wife, Ruby of Hopewell, and Everett Eugene Jarratt and wife, Barbara, of South Carolina; three sisters, Peggy Anne Brinker and husband, Rodger, of Hopewell, Gloria Bernice Kollmann of Chesterfield, and Pauline Marie Pulley of Colonial Heights; numerous nieces and nephews., A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in the Petersburg chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 3935 S. Crater Road, with Pastor David Holbert officiating. Burial in Reidville Church Cemetery, Sussex. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home., Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 12715 Acorn Drive, Petersburg, VA 23805. Condolences may be registered at
Walter Jackson Bryant, 65, of Fincastle, Va., died on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Memorial Service 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Botetourt Funeral Home, 540-254-3000., Make a memorial contribution
Virginia Allen Loy Campbell, 77, of Blacksburg, Va., died on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at Montgomery Regional Hospital following a two-month illness. She was born on October 23, 1932, in Tarboro, N.C., the daughter of William Webb Loy and Virginia Gray Thigpen Loy., She grew up in Eustis, Fla., and was a 1950 graduate of Eustis High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Hugh Gregory Campbell, at the age of 18, and upon his graduation from Florida State University, moved to Blacksburg in 1955., She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She was a lifelong Episcopalian. An avid bridge player, she earned the rank of Life Master from the American Contract Bridge League in October 2009. Her competitive spirit extended beyond bridge to include a wide range of sports, both as a participant and spectator. She served at historic Smithfield Plantation for many years as a docent and for two years as the Director., She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Hugh Gregory Campbell; three children, Hugh Gregory Campbell Jr. and wife, Anne Judkins Campbell, of Blacksburg, Virginia Loy Campbell Bollinger and husband, Mark Jeffrey Bollinger, of Montrose, Colo., and Allen Webb Campbell and wife, Deborah Byrd Campbell, of Blacksburg; four grandchildren, James Gregory Bollinger, Laura Bollinger Zimmerman and husband, Andrew Todd Zimmerman, Wesley Judkins Campbell, and Loy Anne Campbell; one sister, Snow Loy Roberts and husband, Bennett Watson Cowper Roberts, of Durham, N.C.; sister-in-law, Dorothy Lynn Campbell Nix and husband, Clemer Dolan Nix Jr., of Prospect, Ky.; nephews, Bennett Watson Cowper Roberts Jr. and wife, Angela Roberts, Webb Loy Roberts and wife, Jennifer Roberts, Wendell Scott Nix and wife, Catherine Nix, Marcus Dolan Nix, and Jonathan Douglas Nix; niece, Snow Loy Roberts; and great-nieces and nephews, Madison Roberts, Nicholas Roberts, Elizabeth Roberts, Chloe Roberts, Penelope Roberts, Laura Nix, Alexander Nix, and Christopher Nix., will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, at Christ Episcopal Church in Blacksburg with the Rev. Scott A. West and the Rev. Claud W. McCauley officiating. A private burial will occur in Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at McCoy Funeral Home on Thursday, January 7, 2010, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Valley Interfaith Child Care Center, Inc., P.O. Box 926, Blacksburg, Va. 24063; www., Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg, Va., 540-552-3211., Make a memorial contribution
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BROOKS - Charles, Jr. Happy Birthday. Memories of you still capture our hearts. We love & miss you. Children & Grandchildren
Charles "Don" Hash DAMASCUS, Va. Charles "Don" Hash, age 74, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at his residence. He was a native of Washington County, Va., and was a son of the late Will and Alice Hash. He had lived in Washington, D.C. until 1967 before moving to Green Cove, Va., and lived there until he moved to Damascus in 1985. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Mr. Hash had a career in law enforcement and retired from the Washington County Sheriff's Department in 1996. He was a member of the Damascus Road Baptist Church in Abingdon and was a former member of Green Cove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Hash; one sister, Margaret H. Burnett; and three brothers, E. Robert Hash, Glenn B. Hash, and Everett M. Hash. He is survived by his wife, Doris Jean Newnam Hash; one daughter, Janet Lynne Hash Pennington and her husband Steve, of Green Cove; one granddaughter, Rachel LeighAnne Pennington of Green Cove; two sisters, Bernice H. Barr of Green Cove and Louise H. Bronson and her husband Carl of Oswego, Kan.; two brothers, James O. Hash and his wife Mary Abbey of Meadowview, Va., and Conley R. Hash and his wife Linda of Annandale, Va.; three sisters-in-law, Carolyn Cox and Lois Hash, both of Damascus, and Anne Hash of Maryland; a special nephew, David Wayne Cox of Damascus; ; and several other nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the Damascus Road Baptist Church in Abingdon, Va., with Rev. John Massey Jr. officiating. The committal service and interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus, with the Highlands Fellowship Veterans Honor Guard conducting military graveside rites. Pallbearers will be Mike Martin, Randy Lewis, Bobby Barr, Bruce Barr, Richard Barr, Glen Wilson, David Cox, Jay Baldwin and Fealous Stamper. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the VFW and the American Legion. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and staff of Hometown Hospice in Abingdon, including Carrie Long, Patti Surber, Tracie Meek and Heather Blevins. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday prior to the funeral service at Damascus Road Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting, Mr. Hash and his family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Ave., Damascus, VA 24236, 276-475-3631.
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1 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2010 at Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services., Make a memorial contribution
time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Rosenbaum Chapel Cemetery Fund. Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va., is in charge of arrangements., Make a memorial contribution
will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2010 in the chapel of Roselawn Funeral Home, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution
1 p.m. January 9, 2010 at Effinger Fire Department. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, Va., Make a memorial contribution
1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2010, at Second Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100., Make a memorial contribution
MAIRE, Cyril E. Jr., of Richmond, died January 4, 2010. He is survived by his widow, Alice Cook Stephens Maire; his daughters, Sarah Ann Shelko and husband, Joseph, Amiee Melissa Poe and husband, William, and Elise Ann Maire; daughter-in-law, Cathy Edwards Maire; three stepsons, George M. Stephens III and wife, Cathy, Thomas W. Stephens and wife, Capsen, and John P. Stephens and wife, Lynn; two sisters, Mrs. G. Edmond Massie and Betty Maire Herndon; numerous grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Bergmann Maire; and their son, Cyril E. Maire III. Cyril was born in Park Ridge, N.J. in 1922, moved to Richmond in 1938 and graduated from Glen Allen High School, Class of 1940. In 1944 he graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. During WWII, Cyril made five successful voyages to the European and Mediterranean war zones. At the end of the war, Cyril returned to George Washington University, Washington, D.C., to complete his education and resume his career in banking. Cyril retired in 1987 as an executive vice-president of Sovran Bank, a subsidiary of Bank of America. A memorial service will be held 12 noon Friday, at Bon Air United Methodist Church, 1645 Buford Road. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Contributions may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, N.Y. 10018, or to a charity of your choice.
Lamantia - Delores Gibson 7/28/38 - 1/06/07 You've left us with precious memories. Your Family
CULPEPPER, Daisy- We are still loving and missing you. Robert, Elseen,Family & Friends
Edmond A. Damus, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Friday, January 1, 2010, at Lewis-Gale Hospital. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Pauline A. Damus; his son, Stephen E. Damus, of Buford, Ga.; and his daughter, Jean Marie Damus, of Los Angeles, Calif. He has a surviving brother, William Robert Damus, of Tampa, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. Ed Damus was preceded in death by his father, Abraham Damus; mother, Mary Debs Damus; sisters, Souad Khoury and Agnes Alouf; and his brother, Nassief Damus. Ed worked many years as a field underwriter for Monarch Life Insurance Company. He and his wife, Pauline, attended Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church and Saint Elias Church in Roanoke. Ed was a generous man who volunteered at Lewis-Gale Hospital. He raised money for St. Jude Children's Hospital. He delivered Meals on Wheels for 14 years. He was an interpreter for the Red Cross Chapter in Roanoke. He supported the RAM House by hiring those less fortunate. He secured the land and built the Hidden Valley Intermediate Schools baseball fields. He was active in the Kawanis and worked as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau in Roanoke., Ed felt privileged to live here. Whenever he was called upon, he responded as a loyal citizen of his adopted country and community. He adored his family and cherished his friends. An avid bridge player; he made a point of spreading good cheer wherever he went and of easing the lives of others. He will be missed., Donations may be made to RAM House, 824 Campbell Ave., SW, Roanoke, Va. 24016 or to the , 2261 Mattaponi Dr., NW, Roanoke, Va. 24017. Flowers may be sent to Our Lady of Nazareth Church, 2505 Electric Road, Roanoke, Va. 24018., Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, at Our Lady Of Nazareth Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Joseph Lehman officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100., Make a memorial contribution
Dan proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired with 27 years of service. He then continued his career with the Norfolk Public Works Center, civil service, and completed 20 years of service. Dan was a member of the American Legion and was a member of the VFW, Tidewater and Post 49, Smithfield. He was also a life member of the Norview Masonic Lodge #113, Norfolk., He enjoyed life to the fullest and was an avid fisherman. Dan was passionate about hunting and the great outdoors. He was a member of the Chuckatuck Hunt Club and the Darden Store Hunt Club. He will be sorely missed by his friends, family and "hunting buddies" in the community., Dan was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church and was involved in many aspects of the church., A beloved father, grandfather, brother, Dan was loved and respected by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by his wife, June Leone Anderson; and brother and sisters, Alfred, L.E., David, and Donald and Madeline and Peggy., Left to cherish his memories are his daughters, Holly Sue Anderson, Sherry Adair Patton, Sybil N. Acey (Randy) and Heather Leigh Estelle Geyer (Aaron); his son, Daniel Dean Anderson Jr. and stepsons, Mark Anthony Lewis (Tammy) and Kevin Michael Lewis (Audra); 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and his sister, Phyllis A. Ellis., A service celebrating Dan's life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, in Faith Freewill Baptist Church, with Pastor Barry Reel officiating. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Memorial Park with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Colonial Funeral Home., The family suggests memorial contributions be made to CHKD, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507.
NEWPORT NEWS - Daniel Everett, 41, passed away Jan. 2, 2010, in Newport News, following a long and courageous battle with cancer., He is survived by his three daughters, Jerica, Leanne and Ashley; his father, Daniel; his two sisters, Tabatha and Jodi; his longtime girlfriend, Sharon; and a number of nieces and nephews., Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
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HAMPTON - David Arlow Thompson, 47, of Hampton, beloved Husband, Dad, Son, and Friend is now home with his beloved Savior and Lord., He was a much loved leader and active member of the Northampton Church of Christ., His wife, Cindy, and sons, John and Nick, will greatly miss him and so will so many others who were touched by his life.
David B. Young
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Deborah J. Morris, Debbie J. Morris, 48, of Stanardsville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 4, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer., Debbie was born on August 25, 1961, in Nortonsville, Virginia, to the late Earl and Charlotte Morris., Debbie leaves to cherish her memory a son, James Wesley "Wes" Morris and his wife, Danielle Roberts, of Stanardsville; a daughter, Jamie Lynn Morris and her partner, Marcus Early, of Ruckersville; three sisters, Rose Morris, Della Morris and Denise Burgess, all of Stanardsville; two brothers, Roger Morris and his wife, Linda, of Waynesboro and Michael Morris of San Diego, California; six grandchildren, Austin, Tyler, Josiah, Keauna (whom Debbie helped raise), Brandon and Jashaun; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces., Debbie was employed at Skyline Restaurant of Ruckersville for many years where she had many co-workers and customers that she considered a second family. A special thank you to Perry, Nina, George and Effie Geros for their support during Debbie's illness. To Debbie's co-workers Christy, Shannon, Cheri, Alfredo, Rafael, Marilu and Cindy. thank you for all your support and laughter during her trying times. Debbie truly loved her job and her customers., Debbie cherished her closet friends (although not limited to the following) Tina McCann, Sherri Eubanks, Mary Potter, Billie Moon, Lupe Mosqueda ("Good morning Lupe"), Joyce Shoopman, Joyce Burgess, Russell Dinkle and Barbara Herndon., Debbie should be remembered as a very simple woman who loved God, angels, her family, work and travelling. She would always say that God and family came first., Debbie asked that a very special thank you be extended to Dr. Amir Jazaeri and his staff (especially Paula and Mary) at the Oncology Department of the University of Virginia Medical Center and the Hospice of the Piedmont for the great care she received during her four year battle with cancer., Thanks to all the friends who came to visit, brought food and gave monetary gifts during Debbie's time of need. You all had a very special place in Debbie's heart., The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2010, at the Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, Virginia., A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the Ryan Funeral Home with Kathy Atkinson of Narrows, Virginia officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Following the interment, friends and family will gather at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church on Amicus Road from 5 until 8 p.m. to celebrate Debbie's life., Pallbearers for the service will be Debbie's brothers, Roger Morris and Michael Morris, Debbie's nephew, T.J. Eubanks, Debbie's boss and friend, George Geros, and friends, Evan Rogers and Vernon Hawkins., Donations may be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911 or the charity of one's choice or to Debbie's memorial fund through her sister, Denise Burgess, 44 Holmes Run Place, Stanardsville, Virginia 22973., Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Jan 7, 2010 The funeral for Debra Newman Surber, 53, of 29 Williams St., Collinsville, who died Jan. 5, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Norris Funeral Services with Pastor J.D. Harmon officiating. Burial will be in Henry Memorial Park in Bassett. The family will receive friends from noon until time for the service Friday at the funeral home and other times at the home of her parents, Sherman Calvin Newman and Ruth Beatrice Pagans Newman, 3089 Sunset Road, Collinsville. She was born Jan. 6, 1956, in Martinsville. She had previously been a case worker for Social Services. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are two sisters, Delane N. Vick of Asheboro, N.C., and Brenda N. Lemons of Collinsville; a brother, Leon Newman of Martinsville; four nieces; two grand-nieces; and one grand-nephew.
Delmer Ray Bowman Jr. CHILHOWIE, Va. Delmar Ray Bowman Jr., age 63, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at his home. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Bradley's Funeral Home of Marion.
Myrtle G. Dillon, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Monday, January 4, 2010. Funeral 11 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, in the chapel at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Roanoke, Va.. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Roanoke., Make a memorial contribution
Doris was born in Affinity, W.Va., on Dec. 8, 1946, to John J. and Virgie L. Gray, and was predeceased by both parents., Doris is survived by her husband of 36 years, John; by her three brothers and one sister, Robert Gray and wife, Susan of Severna Park, Md., Linda G. Pegram and husband, Ron of Newport News, Jim Gray and wife, Lenora of Greensboro, N.C., and Ralph Gray and wife, Georgia of New Kent, Va.; nephew, Ronald Pegram and wife, Beth, and great-nieces, Brianna and Bethann, all of Poquoson; niece, Kristie Pegram and great-nephew, Kaleb, both of Newport News; niece, Vanessa Gray of Greensboro, N.C.; nephew, John Gray; and niece, Samantha Gray, both of New Kent, Va. She is also survived by the extended family of husband, John Engle., Doris attended Midway Elementary School and Sophia High School in West Virginia, then moved with her family to Newport News in 1961, where she graduated from Warwick High School in 1964. In 1993, she retired as a budget analyst from Fort Eustis after 25 years of service, and then from the City of Newport News in 2007., Doris enjoyed entertaining family and friends, cooking, reading, and keeping John busy with a never ending to-do list. She enjoyed weekend Pinochle games with John and their friends Norm and Teresa, and relished receiving their famous winner's dinners – menus selected by the winning couple and prepared and served in five-star fashion by the losing couple., Doris would like to thank her family doctor, Sarah Bushey, who she greatly respected and who felt like a member of her family. She also thanks all the "angels" who looked over her and assisted in getting her through the hospital stays and moved in until she and John could manage alone. Family angels include John, Jim, Lenora, and Beth, and dear friends Sue Hollenbeck, Leila Thomas, Brenda Heffington, Norm and Teresa Davis, and Harriett Rowe., A memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. Her request was to be cremated, with her ashes spread in the beautiful "tropical paradise" garden John created at their home., The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Heartland Hospice, 11835 Fishing Point Dr., Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Online condolences to
Jeannette Clementine Carriere Dornbush, 82, of Salem, Va., passed away on Monday, January 4, 2010. She was born in Saint-Jouvite, Quebec Canada on June 20, 1927, to Alfred and Yvonne Fleurant Carriere. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Crichton Dornbush, who was her inspiration and partner for 56 years; and her daughter, Lesley Dornbush Sisler and son-in-law, George (Butch) Preston Sisler Jr.; brother, Emile and sister-in-law, Mariette Carriere; sister, Therese Carriere Collerette and brother-in-law, Gerard Collerette; and sister, Cecile Carriere Hamilton and brother-in-law, George Desrosiers., She is survived by her daughter, Linda Dornbush Rorrer and son-in-law, Dr. Michael D. Rorrer, of Salem, Va.; son, Ross I. Dornbush and daughter-in-law, Cheryl K. Dornbush, of Ocala, Fla.; brother, Marcel and sisterin-law, Violette Carriere, of Windsor, Ontario Canada; sister, Simmone Carriere Desrosiers, of Montreal, Canada; brother, Claude and sister-in-law, Simone Carriere, of Gatneau Quebec, Canada; sister, Georgette Carriere Lacroix and brother-in-law, Alcide Lacroix, of Montreal, Canada; brother-in-law, Robert (Bob) Niedermeier, of Roanoke, Va.; cousin, Denise Fleurant, of Montreal, Canada; 10 grandchildren, Jason E. Haire and wife, Natalie, of Greensboro, N.C., Justin B. Haire, of Roanoke, Va., PR2 Allen P. Sisler, USN, of Virginia Beach, Va., Jonathan R. Dornbush and wife, Natasha, of Ocala, Fla., Lauren B. Sisler, of Parkersburg, W.Va., LCPL Benjamin J. Dornbush, USMC and wife, Jessica, of New Bern, N.C., Stephen Luke Dornbush and Hannah Grace Dornbush, of Belleview, Fla., Christopher D. Rorrer and wife, Julie, of Austin, Texas, and Dr. Katie Hughes and husband, Steve, of Radford, Va.; three greatgrandchildren, Grayson D. Rorrer, Owen M. and Benjamin D. Hughes; and a host of special nieces and nephews., Services and interment will be at the National Veterans Cemetery at Amelia Courthouse, Amelia, Va., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Road, Roanoke, Va. 24018 in memory of Edwin and Jeannette Dornbush. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel & Crematory, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution
NEWPORT NEWS - Dorothy Mae Zemke Brashears, 80, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009., Mrs. Brashears was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Brashears; and two of her children, Daniel Joseph Brashears and Donna Marie Brashears Cornwell., She was a military wife, a homemaker and was a member of the Retired Officers Wives Association. She enjoyed ceramics and her porcelain dolls., Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Ann Brashears Kojcsich and Debra Lynn Brashears Mingus; along with nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren., The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 12893 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23608. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at the funeral home followed by inurnment in Peninsula Memorial Park. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
PAIGE - Dorothy Mom, you will live forever in our hearts. We miss you. Happy Birthday. Love, Wendy, Marilyn, Linda & Family
NEAL, Dr. Marcus Pinson Jr., 82, of Richmond, Va., died Wednesday, December 23, 2009. He was born April 22, 1927 in Columbia, Mo. to the late Dr. Marcus Pinson Neal Sr. and the late Mrs. Mathilde Evers Neal. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gail Fallon Neal; daughter, Sandra Neal Dawson and her husband, Virgil Wayne Dawson; son, Marcus Pinson Neal III and his wife, Tina Kohn Neal; daughter, Ruth-Catherine "Boo" Neal Perkins and her husband, Andrew Charles Perkins; six grandchildren, Sara Dawson Smith and her husband, Curtis Whittington Smith, Ashley Alexandra Dawson, Marcus Pinson Neal IV, Landon Cesare Neal, Joseph Neal Perkins, and Ella Catherine Perkins. A memorial service will be held January 9, 2010, at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Cary Street and Locke Lane in Richmond, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the MCV Foundation for Residents in Radiology, P.O. Box 980234, Richmond, Va. 23298. The foundation can be reached at 804-828-9734 for more information.
will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2010, in The Horne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dwayne Martin and Pastor John Early officiating. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of the Montgomery Regional Hospital I.C.U. department. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, . The Duff family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, Va., 540-382-2612., Make a memorial contribution
s will be conducted from Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. David Long officiating. Interment will follow in Glade Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. His family will be receiving friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, 140 Floyd Ave, Rocky Mount., Make a memorial contribution
Paul A. Dunn III, 71, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Monday, January 4, 2010. He is preceded in death by his father, Paul A. Dunn Jr. Mr. Dunn was born in Buffalo, N.Y., where he served as a volunteer fireman. There he met his wife of 45 years, Mary Jo, and together they moved to Roanoke in March of 1973. Mr. Dunn was a longtime member of Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church and enjoyed fishing and Smith Mountain Lake. He served his country faithfully in the United States Marines from 1956 to 1958. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Marion; daughters, Jody Myers and husband, Ken, Wilmington, N.C., Molly Plunkett and husband, Jeff, of Spartanburg, S.C., and Erin Woods and husband, William, Callaway; grandchildren, Jessica and Tanner Myers, Tyler and Jordan Plunkett, and Krystal and Ryan Woods; great-grandchildren, Kailey and Braydon Woods; sister, Linda Dunn-Bersh and husband, Eric; brother, Victor Dunn and wife, Judy; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church with Msgr. Joseph Lehman officiating. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution
7 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2010 at St. Marks United Methodist Church, Daleville, Va. Arrangements by Oakey's East Chapel, 540-977-3909., Make a memorial contribution
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will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2010, in the chapel of John M. Oakey & Son, Salem, Va., Make a memorial contribution
She was born June 11, 1917, to the late Cary and Minnie Lowe. She was also a resident of Newport News, Va., for more than 65 years., She retied from Langley AFB in 1977. She was a member of First Baptist Church Jefferson Park and served on the Missionary Board. She was a member of the Orcutt Senior Citizens and member of the Doris Miller Community Center., She was preceded in death by her husband , Herman F. Davis., She is survived by one son, Herman " Skip" Davis of California; two daughters, Minnie McFarlin (James) of Hampton, Va., and Sandra Clinton (Richard) of Suffolk, Va.; grandchildren, Crystal Davis (Marcus), Otis Cartledge, Katrina Clinton, Mica Davis, Herman Davis Jr., Edwina Daniels (Robert), Cheryl Harrington (Norman), Kirk McFarlin, Derrick McFarlin (Priscilla); one sister-in-law, Marie Lowe; 16 great-grandchildren; goddaughter, Tina Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends., Viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel, 1601-27th St., Newport News, Va. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2009, at First Baptist Church Jefferson Park. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are to assemble by 11:30 a.m. at 3560 Jackson Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be sent to
MELTON, Elizabeth Loving, 66, of Mechanicsville, went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2010. She was the widow of Harry Ray Melton Sr. and was preceded in death by her parents, George C. Loving and Mary Gertrude Loving; and a sister, Jean Loving Martin. She is survived by a daughter, Stacy Lynn Melton; son, Harry Ray Melton Jr.; brother, Joseph Allen Greenwood; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road. Graveside services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Howertons Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bon Secours Hospice.
2 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2010, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home Chapel, Buena Vista, Va., Make a memorial contribution
Amanda Fisher, 13, of Chilhowie, Va., passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Arrangements by Bradley's Funeral Chapel of Chilhowie, Va., Make a memorial contribution
HOLMES, Floyd, 88, of King William, Va., died January 4, 2010. Visitation Saturday, January 9, at 10 a.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church, where the funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. Arrangements by B.W. White Funeral Home.
NEWPORT NEWS - Franklin Roosevelt Landen, 68, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010., He was a native of and lifelong resident of Newport News., He is survived by his sister, Doris Lewis and her husband, Fred; and his three nieces and one nephew., A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Dennis Worsham at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Peninsula Memorial Park.
will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, at St. Gerard Catholic Church with Father Ren� Castillo officiating. Condolences may be sent to, Make a memorial contribution
Gary "Pete" Romans MARION, Va. Gary "Pete" Romans, age 55, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, in Marion. He was preceded in death by his father, Lemual Richard Romans Sr.; and a grandson, Allan. Pete is survived by two daughters, Brandy Muncy and husband Kevin of Chilhowie and Mandy Romans of Sugar Grove, Va.; three sons, Ervin Romans and Adam "Chris" Romans, both of Glade Spring, Va., and Travis Romans of Tennessee; his mother, Thelma Dillman Romans of Marion; three sisters, Sherry Pickle and husband John of Rural Retreat, Va., Peggy Sprinkle and husband E.T. of Marion and Janet Murphy and husband Robert of Radford, Va.; two brothers, Lemuel "Rick" Romans and wife Angelia of Chilhowie, Va., and Allen Romans of Marion; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Reverend Monroe Landers officiating. As was Pete's request, his body was cremated and a private burial will be held in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at
JEWETT, Gay Walton Montague, wife of Bryce D. Jewett Jr., died Wednesday, January 6, 2010, peacefully and with her family at her side after a short battle with cancer. Born March 11, 1947, she grew up in Richmond, Va. Gay graduated from The Collegiate School, where she first met her husband, Bryce. Gay then graduated from Hollins College. She served First Presbyterian Church in many capacities including six years as a Deacon, six years as an Elder on the Church's Session, chair of the First Presbyterian 200th Anniversary planning committee, and she was the first female Clerk of Session in the Church's history. She also enjoyed working at the Tuckahoe Women's Club as the Club Administrator for 16 years. She loved her volunteer work at Collegiate where she was the recipient of the 1997 Outstanding Alumni Service Award. At Collegiate, she was co-chair of "The Stuffed Cougar Too," chair of Village Green Fair, Auction chair, and she served on the Board of Trustees as the President of the Patron's Association. Gay and Bryce just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this past fall. In addition to being a devoted wife, she adored her two children and her six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. Warren Montague; and her sister-in-law, Sue Montague. Gay is survived by her husband, Bryce; daughter, Jennifer Ruth and her husband, Scott; and grandchildren, Anne Mason, Scotty, Bayler and Parker; son, Bryce D. Jewett III and his wife, Erin; and grandchildren, Madeline and Isabel; brother, John W. Montague Jr. and his wife, Jean; brother, David L. Montague and his wife, Neblett; and sister, Mary Warren Pinnell. She is also survived by her devoted nieces and nephews, Warren and Kevin Montague, Preston Montague and Whitney Mathews, and C. Wellford Pinnell IV and five great- nieces and nephews. Gay's greatest joys were working in her garden and spending time with her family, especially at Virginia Beach with her children and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street Road, Richmond, Va. 23226 or The Collegiate School, North Mooreland Road, Richmond, Va. 23229. The family is very grateful for the wonderful love, support and prayers from all of Gay's family and friends during these last few months of her life.
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Mr. George Brown of 202 E. Main St., Wakefield, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. Arrangements by Poole's Funeral Home, Sabrina Hardy-Newby and Valanti R. Lambery, directors, 757-357-4742.
CONNER, George Arthur, of North Carolina, formerly of Richmond, departed this life December 30, 2009 in Reidsville, N.C. He retired as Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Navy, was a member of the American Legion, worked in stocks and bonds on Wall Street and also taught in North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth and Simmie Conner. He is survived by his wife, Estelle Conner; two sons, George and Kenneth Conner; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Hawkins (John) and Thelma Conyers; three brothers, Joseph Connor (Murtle), Simmie Conner Jr. and William Connor (Angie); one stepdaughter, 40 nieces and nephews, 65 great-nieces and nephews, a host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 8, 11 a.m. at Crusade for Christ Christian Ministries, 2337 Clearfield Street. Bishop John L. Harris, pastor, officiating. Interment Maury Cemetery.
Gola was born May 1, 1935, in Norfolk, Va., to the late William and Menelia Crawley, but was raised in Halifax, N.C., by her maternal grandmother, Mary E. Harvey. In 1950, Gola returned to the Peninsula where she met and married the late James Davis Jr. From that union, they had two daughters., She was a dedicated employee of Hampton University, where she retired after 24 years of services. She was a faithful member of Gethsemane Baptist Church where she served in the Nursing and Samaritan's Ministry., Gola was preceded in death by her husband, James Davis Jr.; her granddaughter, Norvease 'Stuff' Davis., She leaves to cherish her memories, daughters, Laura A. Davis, Aravia D. Johnson (Abdullah), and Felecia D. Jones; devoted granddaughter, Lavonia D. Davis (James); granddaughters, Ravenna C. Johnson and FeLarrisha DeBrew; great-granddaughter, Armone N. Davis; sisters-in-law, Bessie Adkins and Alberta Davis; brother-in-law, Rudolph Davis (Ruth); devoted cousin, Eloise Jefferson; lifelong friend, Bernice Highsmith; K-9 companion, Smoke; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
11 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2010, Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Holy Land USA. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford, Va., Make a memorial contribution
will be conducted 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church of Mocksville with the Rev. Darren Alexander officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be considered for , Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Brancomb #10, Charlotte, N.C. 28215-3225 or to Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. Eaton Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Hammond. Online condolences may be made to the family at, Make a memorial contribution
Mr. Charlie Hancock, 88, of Rocky Mount, Va., died on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Arrangements by Stanfield Mortuary Service, Rocky Mount, Va., Make a memorial contribution
In Loving Memory Marissa Faith HANDY 1/7/2002 ~ 5/22/2007, Keeping memories of our Special Girl close at heart always. Sending eight balloons your way today with love!, Mommy, Daddy & Justin, Make a memorial contribution
Harold Kidd Sr. Remembering your Birthday with lots of love & happy memories. Wife, Rose; Children, Mary & Everett
s will be held 11 a.m. with viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Cedric E. Malone officiating. Interment will follow in Williams Memorial Park. Friends may call on Thursday, January 7, 2010, from noon until 7 p.m. for viewing at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to, Make a memorial contribution
Mr. Harvey retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as a sheet metal worker with over 40 years of service. While serving in the U.S. Army Air Force, he earned the Good Conduct Medal;, American Theater Ribbon; WW II Victory Ribbon; and the Army Air Force Crew Member Badge. He was a Southern Baptist and member and deacon at West Hampton Baptist Church., He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary Tucker Harvey., Survivors include his son, Herbert D. Harvey Jr. and his wife, Susan of Suffolk; sisters, Roselle Mays of Newport News, Tessie Mays of Amherst, Va., Marjorie Jessee of Lebanon, Va., and Frances Reynolds, also of Newport News; three grandchildren, Jennifer Harvey Varnum and her husband, Craig E. Varnum of Huntersville, N.C., Kimberly A. Harvey of Cary, N.C., and Amanda L. Harvey of Suffolk; two great-grandchildren, Madilyn A. Varnum and Maxton W. Varnum, both of Huntersville, N.C., The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Peninsula Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Davis and Dr. Danny Owens, officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park., c/o The , 11835 Canon Blvd., Ste A-102, Newport News, VA 23606 or West Hampton Baptist Church, 631 Aberdeen Road, Hampton, VA 23661., Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Kathleen Cartmill Higginbotham, 88, of Dublin, Va., passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford, Va., 540-639-2456., Make a memorial contribution
Emily Pearl Hogan-Rupel, 25, of Bedford, Va., passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2010. Services will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford, Va., Make a memorial contribution
The Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Hidenwood Christian Fellowship., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hidenwood Christian Fellowship 21 Turlington Rd., Newport News, VA 23606. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the Church of Jesus, Fairlea, W.Va., Make a memorial contribution
He was born July 14, 1937, to the late Ira and Hattie B. Johnson. He was a 1957 graduate of T.C. Walker School. He was a member of Zion Poplars Baptist Church where served diligently as a Deacon., He is survived by his wife, Gladys M. Johnson; son, Ira Johnson III; daughters, Darlene Thornton and the Rev. Angela Johnson; grandchildren, Christopher Johnson and Candace Johnson; all of Gloucester; great-granddaughter, Sheloir Johnson of Mathews, Va.; brothers, Russell Johnson of Columbus, Ga., and Bennie Johnson of Hampton, Va.; and a, host of other relatives and friends., Deacon Johnson may be viewed on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Howard Funeral Home and from 12:30 p.m. until service time on Friday., A service of Celebration will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, in Zion Poplars Baptist Church, 7000 T. C. Walker Road, Gloucester with the Rev. Elton Pryor officiating. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
J. Richard Brewer SUGAR GROVE, Va. J. Richard Brewer, 75, of the Camp Community, died Jan. 5, 2010. Surviving his wife, Doris Brown Brewer; and many loving cousins and friends. Arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va.
ALLEN - In loving memory of our dear mother and grandmother, Julia R. Allen, who passed January 5, 2008. A heart so wonderfully kind, sweetly tender, fond and true. There is not a day, dear Mother, that we do not think of you. Daughters: Jean A. Greene, Joyce A. Morrow Grandchildren: Juanne V. Greene, Benjamin H. Morrow and Great-grandchildren.
Jackie Allen Neal Jr. BRISTOL, Tenn. Jackie Allen Neal Jr., age 63, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1946, in Bristol Tennessee, a son of the late Jackie William Neal Sr. and Dollie Zonie Rosenbalm Neal. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a former employee of Davis Pipe and Aurora Casket Co. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lettie Smith and Margie Hudson; and brother, Larry Neal. Survivors include: wife, Eileen Montgomery Neal; daughter, Teresa Beach and husband Todd; granddaughters, Emily and Makena; sister, Brenda Mullins and husband Don; brothers, Freddie Neal and wife Darla, Terry Neal; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bob King officiating. The burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank Royston, Marvin Bishop, Howard Strouth, Jim Lewis and Roy Neal. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be registered at, Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.
Dr. Robert Floyd Jackson, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., 88, of Salem, Va., was gathered to his kin on Monday, January 4, 2010. He was born in Saltville, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Porter and Vivian Brown Jackson; and a sister, Mary Porter Steffey., Dr. Jackson is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marie Goad Jackson; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Jr. and Lori Bagley Jackson, of Seabrook, S.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Susan and Bob Mills, of Salem, Va., and Margaret and Ralph "Bob" Martin, of Hillsville, Va.; five grandchildren and spouses, Matthew and Tracy Jackson, and Dana Jackson, of Virginia Beach, Va., Timothy Lipton, of San Francisco, Calif., Robert and Amy Martin, of Claudville, Va., and Marie Martin, of Roanoke, Va.; five great-grandchildren, Brittany Martin, Cole and Riley Jackson, and Lexy and Reanna Carico; a brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Seawillow Jackson, of Wytheville, Va.; and, a sister, Vivian Jackson Lukas, of Ocala, Fla., Dr. Jackson was a 1939 graduate of Galax High School, Galax, Va., and a 1945 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry, Richmond, Va. He was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Kappa Chapter, and an Honorary Scientific Society for the top 10% of the class and the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Society. His three years of undergraduate training was in Chemical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia., During his dental career, Jackson had conferred on him such honors as being named a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a Fellow of the Virginia Dental Association, and a recipient of the "Distinguished Service Award" by the Virginia Society of Dentistry for Children. He had been a member of the Virginia Dental Association, served as president of the Southwest Virginia Dental Society, Virginia Society of Dentistry for Children, New River Dental Study Club, and the Appalachian Dental Study Club., He practiced dentistry in Hillsville, Virginia and as a dental officer in the United States Navy Reserve in the Dental Corps of the U.S. Navy for 38 years. Dr. Jackson employed the first hygienist in Carroll County, his daughter, Margaret Martin. He served voluntarily on extended active duty in World War II; during the Korean Conflict, and briefly during the Vietnam conflict., After graduating from high school, Jackson attended Army basic training at Fort Meade, Md., in 1939. In October 1941 he was advised of his selection as an Aviation Cadet, which he did not accept. But on September, 1942 he received his first commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve which would mark the start of 38 years, seven months, and 28 days as a reserve officer in the U.S. Navy., His orientation in the U.S. Navy was received at the University of Richmond, Richmond, Va. On graduation from dental school at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va., he received the rank of Lt (JG) D.C. U.S.N.R. and was ordered to active duty at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., where he remained during 1945 and 1946., at the end of World War II, he and his family, (wife and son), returned to Hillsville, Va., and began practicing dentistry with Dr. G.M. Goad, his father-in-law, until 1965 when Dr. Goad suffered a coronary occlusion and retired. This practice was interrupted in 1950 when the Navy requested Dr. Jackson to voluntarily return to active duty at the onset of the Korean conflict, which he did. He served as a Senior Lieutenant in the Dental Corp, U.S. Navy, 1950 to 1952., Dr. Jackson's practice with Dr. Goad was interrupted again during the Vietnam conflict when he voluntarily requested active duty in Vietnam for one year, which was not approved. However, approval of duty aboard ships within the Atlantic Fleet having a back log of dental needs was granted. As a LCDR, Jackson served as a Navy dentist aboard the U.S.S. General Butner, (TAP 113) transporting about 5,000 replacement troops and dependence to Bremerhaven, West Germany and returning troops back to the U.S.A. in 1959. In 1961 to 1962 as a CDR he served aboard the Cruiser U.S.S. Long Beach (CG(N)9), the world's first nuclear powered cruiser and the first nuclear cruiser to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Ports of call were in France and West Germany., Jackson served as a member of the Naval Reserve Mobilization Team, Division 5-7(S) Naval Reserve Training Center, Roanoke, Va., from 1952 to 1970. Each week Dr. Jackson commuted from Hillsville to Roanoke serving from 1964 to 1970 at non-pay status. He transferred to the Ready Reserve, U.S. Naval Reserve, 12 November, 1974. On 21 May 1981, at the age of 60, he was retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain, Dental Corps, United States Naval Reserve., Jackson was a member of the Hillsville Rotary Club for 30 years, serving as president twice. He was active in the Hillsville Business and Professional Men's Organization, holding many offices., He was elected two terms on the Town Council first from 1948 to 1950, then from 1953 to 1956, during which he served as Vice Mayor., Starting in 1946, Jackson worked with the Carroll-Grayson Boy Scouts of America for a total of 22 years serving as a member of the Executive Board for the Blue Ridge Council in Roanoke, Va., From 1963 to 1966, Jackson served on the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Chamber of Commerce, vice president during 1964 to 1965., During Virginia Governor Linwood Holton's term in office, 1971 to 1974, he served as a military aide on the Governor's staff., Jackson was a member of the Dental Assisting Advisory Committee of Wytheville Community College for 12 years., s to the Commonwealth of Virginia and to the Virginia Community College System., Dr. Jackson was a member of the Hillsville Lodge Masonic Order since 1943., Jackson became a member of the Methodist Church by profession of faith at the age of 14 years in Meadowview, Va., In 1945 he joined the First United Methodist Church, Hillsville, Va. He served among other positions as lay leader, chairman of the Administrative Board, chairman of the Church Relocation and Building Committee, (three years), completing a 13,000 square foot building on a new eight acre site. Organized and served as first president of the Hillsville Area United Methodist Men. He was a student of Dr. William Barclay, of England fame, for over 50 years., The Jackson's moved to Salem, Va., from Hillsville in August 1995, and became and a member of the Greene Memorial United Methodist Church, Roanoke, Va. In December of 2009, he moved his church membership to the First United Methodist Church, Hillsville., He had taught the International Sunday School Lesson of the United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Five of his favorite mentors are Dr. William Barclay, Dr. Georgia Harkness, Dr. Leslie D. Weatherhead, Dr. Charles Allen and Dr. Marcus J. Borg., Jackson strongly ...., Make a memorial contribution
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NEWPORT NEWS - James T. 'Tommy' Scott Jr., 67, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010; he was a lifelong Peninsula resident., Mr. Scott retired after 29 years of service from Sturgis Newport Business Forms and after 15 years of service from Sears Automotive. He was a member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, and an honorary member of Newport News High School, Class of 1962., Survivors include his beloved wife of 41 years, Frances 'Fran' Heath Scott; son, Heath C. Scott and his wife, Deanna Carpenter of Gloucester, Mass.; sister, Joann Fowler and her husband, Bobby, of The Villages, Fla.; two grandchildren, Ani Marie Scott and Veda Blue Scott; sister-in-law, Bette Lee Heath, of Newport News; nieces, Brinie Miles and her husband, Billy, Mary Kate Heath and her partner, Mary Murphy; nephews, Scott Fowler and Tod Fowler; great-nieces and nephews, Thomas Roberson, Sabrina Lee Miles, Josh Miles, Travis Seely and Brittany Seely; a special aunt and many cousins., The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church., Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at the church with the Rev. Rita Staul and the Rev. Larry Edmonds officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park., Memorials may be made to The Caring and Sharing Fund of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, 1024 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601., The family wishes to thank everyone who made his life so wonderful and kept a smile on his face., Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
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In loving memory of LUCAS, Jessie C. Rhone One year ago today God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful now because he always takes the best. We love and miss you. ~The Lucas Family
Joanne Mahanes Tisdale,, 73, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010., She was born November 22, 1936, in Charlottesville, to the late George Minis and Annie Rea Mahanes., She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 50 years, Robert Josephus Tisdale; three children, Suzy Tisdale Clary and her husband, Bob, of Mauldin, South Carolina, Lynne Tisdale McKaughan and her husband, Carter, of Wilmington, North Carolina and Robert Josephus Tisdale Jr. of Nebo, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Spencer Clary, Cameron Clary, Mason McKaughan and Alex McKaughan; brothers, George Edward Mahanes and his wife, Sybil, of Charlottesville, and Barry Rea Mahanes of Bonita Springs, Florida; and mother-in-law, Lillian Abernethy Tisdale., Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. John David Harrison 60, of 7979 Martin Luther King Dr., Spring Grove, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at John Randolph Medical Center, Hopewell., Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Turner-Bland Funeral Home, Hopewell, the Rev. William N. Bland Jr., funeral director. Please visit us at
JORDAN, John W. "Jack," 75, of Glen Allen, son of the late Marvin Stanley and Alma Elizabeth Reams Jordan, went to be with the Lord January 5, 2010. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Natale and her husband, Jeff; son, Scott Jordan; his longtime best friend, Ruby Jordan; three grandchildren, Jordan, Danielle and Brooke Natale; brother, William Jordan and his wife, Florence; and many nieces and nephews. Jack will be missed by all of those whose lives he touched. He was a U.S. Army veteran. The family will receive friends Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to New Covenant Baptist Church Benevolent Fund.
John is survived by his sons, John Franklin and wife, Nancy of Severna Park, Md.; Paul Benton and his wife, Carol of Pasadena, Md.; and his daughter, Jane Elizabeth and her husband, Tim of Waverly, Iowa; and his sister, Rose Wescott of Yorktown, Va. He was loved by his 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren., He is preceded in death by his wife, Lillian; and his son, Eugene., John was a dedicated husband to Lillian, father to his children, and to his faith in God.
Johnnie Elton "Bubba" Davis of Ettrick, Va., was called home suddenly on Jan. 4, 2010. Johnnie was educated in the Petersburg school system and was employed by Colonial Interior, Chester, Va., On April 28, 2008, Johnnie gave his life to the Lord. His loving and giving spirit was expressed thru his memorable smile and sense of humor. Anyone whoever met Johnnie loved him instantly., Johnnie leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Dorothy Davis of Petersburg, Va.; three daughters, Quiana Malone of Hopewell, Va., Daketa and Tyree Crenshaw of Petersburg, Va.; two sons, Tavares and Antonio Crenshaw of Petersburg, Va.; three sisters, Carolyn Chandler (Joe) of Ettrick, Va., Linda Kearney of Petersburg, Va., Evelyn Walton (Calvin) of Dinwiddie, Va.; two brothers, William Davis (Thersia) of Petersburg, Va., Stanley Davis (Sherry) of Chester, Va.; and numerous grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and other relatives and friends., Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at First Baptist Church, Harrison St., Petersburg. Dr. Jerimiah Tilmon is the pastor. Internment will be in Southlawn Cemetery. The remains will rest at the church on Saturday from 1:15 p.m. until the hour of service. Relatives and friends will assemble at 333 Blackwater Drive, Petersburg at 1:30 p.m. On line condolescence may be registered at www.Tuckerfuneralhome1969@aol.com. A memory video may be viewed at the funeral home. Services under the direction of Tucker's Funeral Home, 415 Halifax St., Petersburg. A.A. Tucker, funeral director.
Paul William Johnson, 83, of Roanoke, Va., died on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221., Make a memorial contribution
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FIELDS, Joseph Franklin Jr., 68, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at Retreat Hospital, after battling pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia L. Fields. He is survived by his daughters, Lorie Gabriel, Stephanie Kastner and Diana Ramirez; two sons, David Wright and Charles Fields; his many grandchildren, including Bryan Fields, his "little buddy." He is also survived by extended family in Southwest Virginia. A service honoring Joseph's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010 at The Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, 4500 Turner Rd. Richmond, Va. 23234.
Joseph L. Shannon
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s will be conducted 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Father Dean Nastos officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 5055, Roanoke, Va. 24012 or to the Warm Hearth Foundation, 2603 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg, Va. 24060. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. with an Orthodox Prayer Service (Trisagion) at 8 p.m. on Friday evening, January 8, 2010, at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg, Va., Make a memorial contribution
She was a native of Nansemond County and daughter to the late Charline and Levy P. Newsome Sr., She was educated in Nansemond County Public Schools. Later she met and married Spincil L. Goodwin and God blessed them with seven children., She was a member of the Prayer Mission Baptist Church in Smithfield, Va., where her husband, Prophet Spincil L. Goodwin is the Pastor. She was the First Lady for 28 years, served as the President of the Mass Choir, and was a Missionary. She sometimes served as the church musician., She leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband, Prophet Spincil L. Goodwin; three daughters, Katherine Pope (Ray) of Franklin, Va.; Nancy Hayes (Jeffrey) of Carrollton, Va., and Darlene Scott (George) of Smithfield, Va.; four sons, Andrew Newsome of Smithfield, Va., Spencer Newsome (Tinisia) of Suffolk, Gilbert Newsome (Charlotte) of Smithfield and Tracy Newsome (LaBonnie) of Hampton; one sister, Isabel Newsome of Carrollton; two brothers, Levy Newsome Jr. (Elaine) of Smithfield and James Williams (Diane) of Chesapeake; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; five sisters-in-law; five aunts; two uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends., A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Mt. Lebanon C.O.G.I.C officiated by the Rev. Ronald Goodwin and Pastor Larry Gray, Eulogist. Interment will be in Christian Home Cemetery in Windsor, Va. Crocker Funeral Home, Inc., is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at
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GALLEHER, Katherine Braxton Huntley, of Richmond, widow of Frank Marion Galleher Jr., died Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Born January 25, 1936 in Richmond, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Gray Valentine Huntley and the Honorable William Moscoe Huntley, and granddaughter of Katherine Braxton Valentine and Henry Lee Valentine. She was a lifetime member of Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, where she was baptized, confirmed and married, as was her late husband. She attended Collegiate School, then for girls, and graduated from Oldfields School in Maryland and attended Mary Washington College. She was a past member of the Junior League, Children's Theatre and The Woman's Club. She was a member of both the Junior Board and the Senior Board of Children's Hospital and had been a longtime tour guide in the City of Richmond. Mrs. Galleher is survived by three sons, Frank Marion Galleher III and wife, Denise, of Richmond, Moscoe Huntley Galleher and wife, Julie, of Saluda and Wayne Braxton Galleher and wife, Wendy, of Weems, Va.; and four grandchildren, William Huntley Galleher, Frank Marion Galleher IV, Margaret McDowell Galleher and Clifford Braxton Galleher. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 9, at Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, with graveside following in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Children's Hospital, the Valentine Museum, or a charity of your choice.
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. The family will be at the funeral home on Saturday, January 9, 2010, from 6 until 8 p.m. Memorials can be made to Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 167 Shady Grove Church Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27107. Online condolences may be sent to the Kibler family at, Make a memorial contribution
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BRYCE In loving memory of Lawrence A. Bryce Jr. Always thinking of you, Always missing you. Always, Family and Friends
Lakeem, affectionately known as "Keem" was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Fred and Edna Maxwell, paternal grandfather, Robert W. Mayfield; aunts, Cathy McNabb, Pearline Mayfield; and uncle, Wallace Mayfield., Keem was employed at McDonald's in Waverly and also a former employee of Virginia Diner of Wakefield, Va. He was a 2009 graduate of Sussex Central High School. Keem was aspiring to become a member of the United States Armed Forces., He leaves to cherish his memories four brothers, Lavar Maxwell of Norfolk, Va., Latrone Maxwell of Waverly, Va., Brian Robertson of Hopewell, Va., Jacoby Robertson of Petersburg, Va.; one sister, Alisha Robertson of Petersburg; grandmother, Betty K. Mayfield of Petersburg, Va.; two nephews, Lavar Maxwell Jr., and Jamal Robertson; one niece, Aniya Robertson; five aunts, four uncles, and a host of devoted cousins and friends., Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Wakefield. Interment will be in Waverly Cemetery. Viewing and visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, Va., Make a memorial contribution
OKATIE, S.C. - Leah Hunt Kellogg, 75, of Okatie, S.C., and wife of Ray Kellogg passed away at her home on Dec. 31, 2009. Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton, S.C., is assisting the family with their arrangements. (
will be held 10 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, at the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel, Galax, Va., Make a memorial contribution
MARSHALL, Lillie Mae Curlee Bullock, 89, of Lynchburg, departed this life to be with her Lord on Monday, January 4, 2010. She was first married to the late William A. Bullock Jr. and was the loving wife of Laurie Delreign "Pete" Marshall, who would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 16, 2010. Born March 12, 1920 in Charlotte, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Herbert L. Curlee and Lillie K. Curlee. The family moved to Lynchburg when she was about 12, and she spent the rest of her years there. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Nancy Bullock Weiland of Lynchburg, Carolyn Bullock Harris of Powhatan; grandchildren, Laurie Quesenberry Whelan of Powhatan, John Weiland of Aliquippa, Pa., Frank Weiland of Daytona Beach, Fla., Natalie Weiland of Richmond; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Curlee Riley of Wicomico Church and Alice Curlee Lucas of Bedford. A celebration of Lillie Mae's life will be held 11 a.m. (today) January 7, 2010 in Euclid Christian Church, Lynchburg. A reception will immediately follow in the church fellowship hall. The graveside service will follow the reception at 1:30 p.m. in Fort Hill Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Euclid Christian Church, 2220 Memorial Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 24501. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg, (434) 239-2405. heritagefuneralandcremation.com
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1 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2010, Merrimac Pentecostal Holiness Church. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va., Make a memorial contribution
1 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son, Salem., Make a memorial contribution
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Jan 7, 2010 Lorene Woolwine Cole, 75, of Martinsville and formerly of Blacksburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at the Blue Ridge Rehab Center in Martinsville. She was born April 29, 1934, in Montgomery County to John Edward Woolwine and Blanche Virginia Jones Woolwine. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Leon Woolwine, Roger Woolwine, Alfred Woolwine, G.W. Woolwine and C.W. Woolwine. She retired from the Danville Regional Medical Center, and she was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are a daughter, Teresa Arnold of Fieldale; three brothers, Frank Woolwine of Rocky Mount, John Woolwine of Blacksburg and Glen Woolwine of Georgia; two sisters, Carolyn Richards of Christiansburg and Blondine Brooks of Huddleston; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Blacksburg. The family will receive friends for one hour before the service Thursday at the funeral home.
Louis M. Kauder, Louis Marshall Kauder, 75, of Keswick, died of complications from leukemia on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at the University of Virginia Medical Center., He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sally, of Keswick; his daughters, Nancy Schreiber of Baltimore and Carol Kauder, of Boulder, Colorado; his sons-in-law, Martin Schreiber and Charles Suthard; two grandchildren, Camilla Schreiber and Samuel Schreiber; and his sister, Susan Schwirck of Monroe, New Jersey., Lou Kauder was born in Newark, New Jersey, on May 30, 1934, to Florence and Leo Kauder. He grew up in Somerville, New Jersey, and graduated from Syracuse University in 1955. He was a reserve officer in the United States Army, having completed the basic officers' training course at the Armor School at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in 1956. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1961., He married Sally Lawrence on July 23, 1962. They settled in Alexandria, Virginia, and raised two daughters, Nancy and Carol., Following a clerkship with Justice Frederick Hall of the New Jersey Supreme Court, Lou joined the United States Justice Department in Washington, where he served as a trial and appellate attorney, first in the Civil Rights Division, 1962 until 1966, and then the Tax Division, 1967 until 1969. During this period Lou argued over 30 cases in the United States Courts of Appeals throughout the United States and participated fully in numerous cases heard in the United States Supreme Court. He also earned an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown Law School in 1969. From 1969 until 1972, Lou was a senior attorney in the Office of International Tax Counsel, United States Treasury Department. Throughout his legal career, Lou published numerous articles on international tax issues., In the years 1972 until 1991, Lou was an associate, and then a partner, at the D.C. law firm of Shea and Gardner, where he specialized in federal taxation., Lou and Sally moved to Keswick in 1995 where they resided in the Glenmore subdivision. Since 1995, Lou was an active clarinetist and saxophonist performing classical, musical theater, and jazz at numerous venues in central Virginia. For several years the Lou Kauder Trio periodically performed at jazz nights at the Glenmore Country Club. Lou gave several classical and jazz recitals over the years for the Wednesday Music Club of Charlottesville, and performed in orchestras at the Culbreth Theater, Ash Lawn, and Live Arts in Charlottesville, among others. Since 2005, Lou had been a member of the Board of Directors of the University Symphony Society, the principal support group for the Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra. Lou served as president of that Board for the 2008 until 2009 Season. Lou was an active tennis player and golfer for many years, and recently served three years as captain of the senior golf team at the Glenmore Country Club., Friends are welcome to join the family at a celebration of his life from 3 until 5 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the Glenmore Country Club., Contributions to the Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra in Lou's memory would be gratefully received at CUSO, P.O. Box 4206, Charlottesville, VA 22905.
Mrs. Annie Laura Ailstock Lowry, 94, of Covington, Va., died on Tuesday, January 5, 2010. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Ashwood Methodist Church, Hot Springs. Arrangements by Loving Funeral Home, Covington, Va., Make a memorial contribution
ANDERSON - In loving memory of our dear aunt, Malinda Anderson, who passed away two years ago, January 6, 2008. Precious memories. With love, Dorothy, Richard & family
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SURRY - Margaret Garrison Hamlin, 90, formerly of Surry, passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at her residence in The Hermitage Methodist Home in Richmond., Born on April 26, 1919, in Surry, she was the daughter of the late John Robert and Maggie Bennett Garrison. She was the widow of Charles Thomas Hamlin Jr. and a member of the Surry United Methodist Church., She is survived by her daughter, Virginia H. Woody and her husband, Art; a son, Charles Thomas Hamlin III; a grandson, Charles Alan Woody and his wife, Michelle and their two children Dillon and Noel and a granddaughter, Anna Woody. She is also survived by two nieces and two nephews., She was predeceased by a sister, Martha Pleasants; and a brother, Robert Garrison., A funeral service will be held at the Purviance Chapel of J. T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home in Wakefield on Friday, January 8, 2010, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ray Rowland officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be posted at
ALBUS, Martha W., age 52, went to be with the Lord on January 1, 2010. She was a longtime resident of Bon Air. She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Jane Albus. She is survived by her father, John W. Albus Sr.; her two children, Jay Albus and Meredith Fry of Bon Air; and one brother, John W. Albus Jr. of Bon Air; one stepgrandson, Christopher S. Taylor; four nephews and one great-niece. She was a loving mother, daughter and grandmother and was loved by many friends and family. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Mary Street Breeding ROWE, Va. Mrs. Mary Street Breeding, age 101, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at the home of her daughter in Abingdon, Va. Born Oct. 1, 1908, in Buchanan County, Va., she was a daughter of the late John and Louisa Jackson Street. A lifelong resident of the Rowe area of Buchanan County, she was of the Pentecostal faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Breeding; two daughters, Pauline Helton and Brinda Justice; one infant son, Joseph Arthur Breeding; four sisters, Ella Bostic, Rachel Lester, Nancy Meadows and Bertha Street; five brothers, McKinley Street, Link Street, Walter Street, Floyd Street and infant, C.B. Street. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Cook and husband J.C. of Abingdon and Merle Hale of Rowe; two sons, Bobby Breeding of Rowe and Dale Breeding and wife Louise of Abingdon; one sister, Alice Keene of Cedar Bluff; 19 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ancil Childress and Rev. Shane Breeding officiating. Interment will follow in the Helton Cemetery on Stinson Ridge, Va. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Thursday.
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Jan 7, 2010 The funeral for Mary Magdalene Jessee, 80, of 30 Oretha St., Axton, who died Jan. 4, 2010, at her home, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Old Fashion Gospel Church in Ridgeway with the Rev. James Nester officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway. The family will receive friends for one hour before the service Friday at the church. She was born June 23, 1929, in Russell County to Floyd Elisha and Lakie Helen Osborn Lambert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie T. Jessee; two daughters, Wanda J. Hurd and Brenda Nance; and a son, Thomas Wade Jessee. She retired from Ridgeway Clocks, where she worked in the packaging department. Surviving are a daughter, Debra L. Hylton of Martinsville; three sons, William J. "Bill" Jessee of Nanty Glo, Pa., Thomas W. Jessee of Axton and Larry W. Jessee of Ridgeway; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Community Funeral Services in Ridgeway is in charge of arrangements.
will be conducted 11 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, at Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Highway Chapel by Pastor T. M. Frye. The burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, January 7, 2010, from 6 to 9 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www., Make a memorial contribution
EVANS, Maud L., of Richmond, died January 5, 2010. Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later.
PALMER, Mrs. Mayzine G., of Richmond, departed this life January 5, 2010. Remains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street. Funeral notice later.
Megan Nicole Parker May 31, 1979 - January 7, 2000 Ten years have passed since we saw you last. You remain in our hearts always. Love, Dad, Mom, Allison, Christopher, Grandma, family and friends
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Pod was a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), Disabled Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA), American Legion, and the Association of Retired Military Musicians., Pod is survived by his daughters, Molly Parker, Wendy Darugar, and Christy Duncan; six grandchildren; a sister, Sharon Hilton; and a brother, Edward Podmenik; and a cousin, Patrick Stone., Preceding Pod in death are his wife, Nancy Arendall Podmenik; and his parents, Lily and Henry.
MERRITT, Michael, W. "Mike," departed this life on December 31, 2009. He leaves to mourn his mother, Dorothy Merritte; two daughters, Tiana Gay (Roscoe) and Sylvia Carmichael (Terrence); two grandchildren; six brothers, Nathaniel (Catherine), Richard (Patricia), Stanley (Sarah), Maurice (Tonya), Rory and Larry (April); sister, Linda "Tina" Martin; and a devoted friend, Kim Wynn; five aunts, four uncles and a host of other relatives and devoted friends. Remains rest at Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave., where funeral services will be conducted on Friday, 1 p.m. at Great Hope Baptist Church, 2101 Venable Street. Dr. E. Leslie Bledsoe officiating, Dr. Morris Henderson, eulogist. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Remains will rest in church one hour prior to service.
HOWLETT - In loving memory of our mother, Minnie Howlett, who departed on January 3, 2001; and our father, Robert Howlett, who departed on January 11, 1991. We love you dearly and miss you. Charlotte and Babebro
MOSBY, Mrs. Mittie V., of Richmond, departed this life January 5, 2010. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral notice later.
Mrs. Annie B. "Anne" Chafin, 94, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2010., Mrs. Chafin was born in Polk County, Georgia, on December 13, 1915., She was married to Harry V. Chafin on March 15, 1935, and was preceded in death by him on February 24, 1978. Her husband was a Baptist minister and together they served the following churches in various capacities: Cave Spring/Dykes Creek, Decatur, Georgia, Opelika, Alabama, Brunswick, Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, Hogansville, Georgia, Columbus, Georgia, LaGrange, Georgia and Madison, Virginia., Survivors include one daughter, Becky Chafin Maimone, Rome; one granddaughter, and her husband, Catherine E. Davis and Brad K. Davis, Fort Myer, Virginia; and her pride and joy, two great- grandchildren, Hunter and Ashley Davis, also Fort Myer; three nieces and four nephews., A service of worship will be held 2 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2010, at the chapel of First Baptist Church in Rome, where she was a member. A private interment will be held at East View Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, Anne has requested memorials to the W. S. Davies Homeless Shelter, 3 Central Plaza, PMB 198, Rome, GA 30161 or the Heyman HospiceCare, P.O. Box 163, Rome, GA 30162-0163., Daniel's Funeral Home
NEWPORT NEWS - Nelvin L. Torain, 82, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010., He leaves a host of family and friends to cherish his memories., A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Greater Walter AME Zion, 656 28th Street, Newport News, Va. Officiating the Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Arrington Sr., Pastor. Burial will follow at Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, Va.
Ira Littleton North Jr., 64, of Lynchburg, Va., died on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, Va., 434-237-9424., Make a memorial contribution
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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.
Phil and his wife, Barbara, have resided for the past 10 years in Governor's Land since 1999 where they have been very active in social and community activities., Phil was born in 1935 to the late Coy and Lillian Brown of Chelyen, W.Va. Phil is a graduate of East Bank High School and Marshall University where he majored in Civil Engineering and was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity., Phil married Barbara Nell Varney on Dec. 28, 1958, and together they are the proud parents of Susan Brown Douglas (Mark) of Richmond, Va., and Bradley Maxfield Brown, who preceded his father in death. Phil's grandchildren are Sarah Bradley Douglas, Madelyn Anne Douglas, Grace Victoria Douglas and Hannah Leigh Douglas, all of Richmond, Va., Phil proudly served in the United States Military for six years in the Army National Guard, where he defended our freedom during the Berlin Crisis., After graduation from Marshall University, Phil began a 43-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Huntington, W.Va. After 14 years in Huntington, Phil received a promotion and he and his family relocated to the Corps Headquarters Office in Washington, D.C. In 1996, Phil was promoted to Deputy Chief, Engineering and Construction Division. Phil worked on many well-known projects during his long and successful career and received numerous awards and commendations. Phil earned his designation as Professional Engineer in 1997. He retired in 1999 and he and Barbara relocated to Williamsburg, Va., The family invites friends and neighbors to a visitation on Thursday, Jan. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road in Williamsburg. The Grand Celebration of Phil's life will continue on Friday, Jan. 8, at the Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, Va., beginning at 11 a.m., with the Rev. John Green officiating. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall., Phil is survived by many loving family members including his wife of 51 years, Barbara; daughter Susan, son-in-law Mark; the aforementioned grandchildren, and other family members who will miss him dearly., In addition to Bradley, Phil is preceded in death by his parents, Coy and Lillian Brown; father-in-law, Fred Varney Sr.; and mother-in-law, Hazel Varney., In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request donations be made to the Williamsburg Community Chapel Building Fund, 3899 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Online condolences may be expressed at
ANDERSON, Phyllis Marie, 74, of Hanover County, Va., departed this life Saturday, January 2, 2010. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held on Friday, January 8, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral service 11 a.m Saturday, January 9, 2010 in March Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Gary C. Miller officiating and Rev. Charles W. Cannon, eulogist. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.
will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, in the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel, Wytheville, Va., Make a memorial contribution
NEWCOMB - Richard Allen 11/06/44 - 01/02/05 It's hard to believe it's been five years ago today. We lost such a great part of our lives. I lost my Dad and my hero. My heart has a void that can't be filled from missing you... but my memories are full of love. Thank you for giving me the greatest gift of life. (The Best Dad in the World) We all love and miss you more each day. Love, Candy Gale, Mike, Brandon, Michael, Bonkers & the entire Strickland & Newcomb Families
MOSES, Raby D."Moe," passed away on January 4, 2010. He is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Shirley Ann Moses; daughters, Tammi, Melissa, Kimberly, all of Greensboro, N.C. and Christy of Richmond; stepchildren, Sherry, Christina, Cliff Jr., Mark and Jason. Moe was a veteran of the 82nd Airborne. His memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Cremation Society of Virginia, 1927 Westmoreland Street, Richmond, Va. 23230.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three siblings and husband of 44 years, Daniel Djubek., Ramona was born in Wisconsin and attended high school in Cleveland, Ohio. She obtained her AA from Thomas Nelson Community College. Ramona will be best remembered for her incredible talent as an artist and designer. Ramona and her husband renovated several houses on the Peninsula using her artistic talent and his construction know how. They made a great team. She also loved music and was proud of her extensive and eclectic record collection., Ramona is survived by her daughters, Terri Harmon (David) of Yorktown, Christy Smith (Craig) of Newport News; and son, Thomas Djubek of Yorktown. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Leslie Cumbow (Joshua), Kyle Smith and Laura Harmon., The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the caring staff at Mary Immaculate Hospital for making Ramona's last days as comfortable as possible., The family will receive friends at Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Drive, Grafton, Va., on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A memorial service is planned for a future date.
s will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home Chapel, Gretna, Va., Make a memorial contribution
BROWN 4-17-53 - 01/01/03 In loving memory of Mr. Randy C. Brown who passed away seven years ago today. We love and miss you dearly. Your Loving family, Mrs. Hattie Brown, Rhonda, Vest, Barbara, Quran, Saniyah & Elyse.
He was the son of the late Raymond C. Crittenden Sr. and Rosa Cary Crittenden. He was born on Dec. 7, 1926, Richmond, Va., He was a graduate of Armstrong High School, Richmond, Va. He earned a B.S, Degree from Virginia State College, Petersburg, Va., and a M.S. Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. He completed post graduate work at Hampton University, Hampton, Va., and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps 1945-1947 and U.S. Army Corps Reserves 1947-1950. While in the Army Air Corps, he attended the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii., His professional career as an educator, coach and school administrator with the Newport News Public School System spanned 50 years. He served as a coach, mentor and role model to students at Huntington High School, 1954-1969; an administrator at Denbigh and Warwick High Schools, 1969-1988; and Night Administrator for Continuing Education until 2004. He was extremely proud of the accomplishments of his students and athletes. Many became consummate professionals., His athletic abilities are legendary. He played varsity football and basketball in high school and was voted the "Best Male Athlete" in 1944. In college, he started in every football and basketball game, lettered in football, basketball and track, was an all CIAA Conference football and basketball player and held a 10-year record for most points scored in a basketball game. In the Army, he was the only black American to play football and was voted the team's 1945 "Most Valuable Player.", He was a member of the Virginia State University Alumni Association, Indiana University Alumni Association, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and a former member of the Dochiki Civic and Social Club. Some of his awards include: 2004 Induction into the Hampton Roads African American Sports Hall of Fame; 1990 Induction in the Virginia State University Sports Hall of Fame; 1988 Secondary School Administrator of the Year; 1980 Newport News Mayor's Youth Commission Award; 1980 STRIVE, Inc. Youth Service Award; 1967 Virginia Interscholastic Association District Basketball Coach of the Year; 1961 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Man of the Year., He was an avid traveler. His journeys took him throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Asia., Affectionately known as "Coach," he is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Flora Davis Crittenden of Newport News, Va.; his three children, Raymond C. Crittenden III and his wife, Deborah of Fairfax, Va., Thursa D. Crittenden and her husband, Thomas W. Selden Jr. of Suffolk, Va., and Alonzo L. Crittenden of Hampton, Va.; his sister, Geraldine C. Turner of Newport News, Va.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins, relatives, special students and friends., A Celebration of Life to honor "Coach" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Huntington Middle School. His funeral mass will be held noon Saturday, Jan. 9, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church., If persons wish to continue "Coach's" work with young people, they may make a tax-deductible donation to the Flora D. Crittenden Foundation, 2124 Soundings Crescent Court, Suffolk, VA 23435., Professional services are entrusted to O.H. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
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Retha Reel (Bodge) Whorley, 72, of Prince George, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at John Randolph Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Marie Currance Reel. Mrs. Whorley was a former member of Moorefield Methodist Church, W.Va., She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Richard Marvin Whorley; a son, William J. (Jamie) Merhout of Prince George; special friends, Phillip and Terry White; numerous nieces and nephews., A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in the Colonial Heights chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Ivan Perkinson officiating. Interment to follow in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be registered at
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Robert Charles Livingstone, MD, 92, of Deltaville, formerly of Petersburg, Va., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Hilda P. Livingstone. He is survived by his son, Robert Charles Livingstone Jr.; daughters, Elizabeth Livingstone Millar and Hilda Livingstone Bayliss; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A private memorial service will be held. Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point.
WILLIAMSBURG - Robert D. "Pete" White went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in York Convalescent Center., He was a longtime member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Williamsburg, Va. He retired from Anheuser Busch Brewery, after 26 years of dedicated service. He was a quiet and peaceful person and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends., He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted and loving wife of 34 years, Susan White; his devoted children, Jermaine, Lydia and Vincent; his five grandchildren; his brothers, Charles, James, Milton, Paul and Richard; and other loving relatives and many caring friends., A funeral service will be held noon Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Wilbert Warren officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at 120 Hickory Hills Drive by 11 a.m. Saturday. Mr. White may be viewed in the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
BAILEY, Robert L, "Joe," of Dawn, Va., 67, departed this life, Saturday January 2, 2010. He was a retired employee of Reynolds Metal Company. He is survived by two daughters, Rakisha J. Bailey of Dawn, Va., Tara A. Hansboro of Richmond, Va; three sisters, Cecelia Hunter, Juanita Reynolds and Veronica Crisp of Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren; a foster son, Jonathan Daniels; devoted friend, Brenda Stevens; mother-in-law, Alice Stevens of Dawn; and a host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest with Owens Funeral Services, 104 Green Chimney Ct., Ashland, Va. 23005, where family will receive friends 6 to 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 31220 Old Dawn Rd., Hanover, Va., Caroline County. Pastor Marvin Fields officiating. owensfuneralservices.com
He retired from the Virginia ABC Board in 1991 after 37 years of service. He was a member of Chase City Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean War. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather to his family who always came first., Bill is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Connie Fitz; a son, Corky and his wife, Cindi of Gloucester; a daughter, Lori and special son-in-law, Brian Rezmer of Seaford and a daughter, Becky of Grafton. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jessica, Cory and Melissa Fitz and Cody Burbage; two great-grandchildren, Laila and Lilly; a niece, Sherry Mellick; two nephews, Mike and Devin Fitz; and two granddogs, Willie and Sunny., A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends following the service., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the York County Special Olympics, 5265 Rockingham Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185; or to Family Focus, 118 Old York Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
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Jan 7, 2010 The funeral for Robin Lynette Luther Whitlow, 44, of Fieldale, who died Jan. 5, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the South Chapel of Bassett Funeral Service with the Rev. Roy McVey officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Hillsville. She was born April 1, 1945, in Henry County to Jean Blevins Luther of Fieldale and Kennard Luther. She was preceded in death by her father. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are two daughters, Heather Luther and Autumn Wingfield, both of Fieldale; and a brother, David Luther of Ridgeway.
Roger Earl Hodge BRISTOL, Va. Roger Earl Hodge, age 61, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born March 18, 1948, in Bluff City, Tenn., a son of the late William and Laura Bell Gragg Hodge. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. Roger was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: sister, Ann Branson and husband John; brother, Paul Hodge; several nieces and nephews; great-nephew, Jeremiah Branson. At Roger's request, his body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 7, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Shakesville Tabernacle with Rev. Paul Brown and Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Weaver Funeral Home. Online condolences may be registered at, Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.
Roger Wayne Robinson WISE, Va. Roger Wayne Robinson, 37, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. Roger was a 1990 graduate of John I. Burton High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Operation Desert Storm. He was employed by Cumberland River Coal Company. His mother, Cathy Hogan, preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Jennifer Hoskins Robinson; his daughters, Hunter Robinson of the home, Haley Phelps, Wise; his father, Larry Robinson, Appalachia, VA.; his sisters, Brandy Cline and her husband David and Anne Robinson; his brother, Roy R. Robinson, all of Morristown, Tenn.; and mother-in-law, Evelyn Hoskins, Wise; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Hagy& Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton. Funeral services will be at 7o'clock Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Will Gipe officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Robinson Family Cemetery on Redwine Road in Wise. Memorial contributions may be made to the Robinson Family Trust, c/o First Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 150, Wise, VA 24293. Online condolences may be made by visiting
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JONES- Rosa "Tots" In remembrance of your birthday. We miss you always and love you forever. Your Family
She is survived by seven children; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren., Viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Temple, 3100 Butternut Drive, Hampton, VA. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to
DIAMOND, Rozeal L., age 91, of Henrico Va., went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2010. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Evelyn Proctor and Alease Cooke; nephews, Reginald Donnelle McGlone (Catherine), Vernon McGlone (Antonell), Elmo Linnette (Diane), Wayne Linnette and Dennis Cooke; nieces, Harriet Parham (Howard), Dorothy McGlone, Barbara McGlone and Yvonne Williams; devoted friend, Joyce Williams; other relatives and friends. She was a retired educator with the Richmond Public Schools. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 9 at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Rev. Dr. Levy Armwood officiating. Online guest book at scottsfuneralhome.com.
Ruby Jean Mullins Minnick KINGSPORT, Tenn. Ruby Jean Mullins Minnick, 85, passed away Jan. 4, 2010, at Williamsburg Villas in Knoxville, Tenn. Mrs. Minnick was born on Jan. 8, 1925, in Burdine, Ky., to the late William M. and Maude H. Mullins. She moved to Kingsport in 1955 where she remained a resident until moving to Williamsburg Villas in 2008. Mrs. Minnick was a devoted wife of 65 years to her late husband, Sylvester E. Minnick; and a loving mother and grandmother to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Minnick was a member of the St. Matthews United Methodist Church. Mrs. Minnick was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Victor M. Mullins; and a sister, Helen Pressley. She is survived by three sisters, Pauline (Jack) Hartley, Westland, Mi., Shirley (Jerry) Shankin, Garden City, Mi., Donna (Lynn) Barstow, Lovington, Mi.; a brother-in-law, Carl (Edith) Minnick, Chattanooga, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Janet Walker, Roanoke Va.; a stepsister, Joan Cromley, Bellville Mi.; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Nancy Minnick, Newtown Square, Pa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Stephen Smith, Herndon, Va., and Judy Minnick and Dennis Morelock, Madisonville, Tenn. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and families, James and Karen Minnick, Jacquelyn and Jarrod Hart, Daniel and Sara Overbey, Dianna and Peter Osickey, Brent Morelock, Andrew Minnick, Eric Minnick, Jennifer Minnick, Ken and Lisa Minnick, Julie and Travis Rauch and Stephanie Smith; as well as eight great-grandchildren, Lauren Minnick, Cameron Hart, Pearson Hart, Alan "AJ" Overbey, Dylan Minnick, Mackenzie Minnick, Jillian Rauch and Ashlyn Rauch. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 8, 2009, from 9:30 until 11 a.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow. A graveside service will follow at Heritage Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Ruby Jean Mullins Minnick. An online guest registry may be signed at
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GLOUCESTER - A funeral service will be held at noon, Jan. 7, 2010, at Union Zion Baptist Church, Ware Neck, Va., with Pastor Willie Dickerson officiating. Services of Celebration and Remembrance are entrusted to Howard Funeral Home, Ark, Va. Viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Howard Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
ARRINGTON, Sallie Everease (Maxey), 94, of Amelia, Virginia, entered her eternal home in heaven on Tuesday, January 5, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband, William Woodrow Arrington; her parents, Albert Sidney Maxey Sr. and Virginia (Reames) Maxey; her sister, Eunice Vaughan; and her only brother, Albert Sidney Maxey Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Arrington; her sisters, Virginia Worner and Mary Vaughan; her sisters-in-law, Mildred Maxey, Virginia Dyer, and Margaret Lifsey; her brother-in-law, Louis Arrington, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Everease was a devoted Christian and a Sunday School Teacher for over 50 years at Rennie Memorial Presbyterian Church in Amelia, Virginia. She was a typesetter for The Amelia Gazette, Amelia's former newspaper. In 1943 she was employed by the Amelia County Agricultural Conservation Association Office. She was a stay-at-home Mom until her daughter's high school graduation in 1968. From the Fall of 1968 until her retirement in 1977, Everease drove a school bus and was a teacher's aide for the Amelia County Public School System. She loved the outdoors and was an avid photographer, family history researcher, and writer. Her remains rest at the Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home in Amelia, Virginia, where a brief service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, January 9, 2010. There will be no visitation. Interment will follow at Rennie Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Amelia, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rennie Memorial Presbyterian Church or your favorite charity.
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Samuel James Matthews Jr., Samuel James Matthews Jr. "Sam" of Cobham, Virginia, departed this life on Saturday, January 2, 2010, at age 75., Sam Matthews was born on April 28, 1934, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the youngest of two children born to the late Samuel James Matthews, Sr. and Florence (Davenport) Matthews. In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Lee Matthews Evans; and nephews, Dwayne Anthony Matthews and Cal Damon Evans., Sam attended grammar school in Queens, New York, and Baltimore, Maryland. During his formative years, Sam moved to Cobham, Virginia, where he attended the former historically segregated Jackson P. Burley High School and was a dynamic football player for the "Burley Bears." He matriculated from Morgan State College in 1957 earning a Bachelors of Arts Degree in History. While at Morgan, he played fullback for the Morgan State Bears and received numerous accolades. Upon graduation Sam joined the United States Army and honorably served from July 10, 1957, to July 11, 1959. Sam moved to New York City, where he served his community as a leader and mentor with a rewarding career of over 25 years with New York City's Department of Parks and Recreations. As the Director of Recreation until he retired in 1992, Sam was responsible for programming and training leaders for tomorrow. This was his gift and life's work., Sam was united in holy matrimony to Neva Dell Billups in 1969 and although no biological children came from their union, they nurtured and raised many. Sam was a Christian man and accepted the Lord as his Savior through baptism at the The Greater Rescue Church of God in Christ-Jamaica, New York, under the late Elder Holderlin., He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and devoted wife of 40 years, Neva Matthews; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends., Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010, at St. John Baptist Church in Cobham, Virginia., Viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Pastor Kelvin R. Hawkins will officiate and Minister Dustin Berlack Sullivan will deliver the Eulogy.
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HARMANSON, Sarah Hutton, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2010, in a nursing home in Richmond, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her dear husband, Jim Harmanson, in 1988. Born in Glade Springs, Va. on February 3, 1916, she spent most of her adult life in Northern Virginia. She graduated from Strayer College, and held numerous positions with the Federal Government, including the Department of Agriculture. She also worked on the formation of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She was a member of Mount Olivet Methodist Church, an avid Bridge player, and traveled frequently with her Art History group. In 2000, she moved to Richmond to be close to her daughters, and was a member of the Brandermill Church. Her devotion to family was a gift to her loved ones. She is survived by her daughters, Betsy Moore and Sally Wallace and husband, Lee Wallace; five grandchildren, Jennifer Moore, Cameron Wallace, Jason Wallace, James Moore, and Kendall Wallace; and great-grandson, Harry Wallace. Sarah is also survived by her friend and caretaker Bettie Simmons. The family is greeting friends on Saturday, January 9, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. at the Arlington Funeral Home, 3901 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Va. 22203. Graveside services follow at 10 a.m. in Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, Va. 22201. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brandermill Church in memory of Sarah Harmanson, 4500 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian, Va. 23112, or the Parkinson's Association, APDA Richmond Metro Chapter, P. O. Box 70283, Richmond, Va. 23255.
Mrs. Henderson was born on April 30, 1922, in Petersburg, Va., the older of two children of Rose Taylor and Worthington Mahone. She married David L. Henderson on March 28, 1942., Mrs. Henderson was the matriarch of a large extended family. She was a supportive wife, nurturing mother and wonderful grandmother. Through her loving support, Mrs. Henderson was instrumental in helping her husband, David establish Henderson Inc. in 1957. While raising their four children, she was an integral part of the success of Henderson, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Henderson retired to Florida for 25 years, returning to Williamsburg and making their home at Edgewood Farm. She loved to read, was a phenomenal cook, and enjoyed fishing anywhere from the deep sea to the pond behind her home. She was the driving force in keeping her large extended family connected, including an annual family reunion for the last 21 years at the Outer Banks., She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, David; three sons, David L. Henderson II and wife, Barbara of Fredericksburg, Va., Thomas J. Henderson of Elizabeth City, N.C., and fiancE, Kim Thomas of Chesapeake, Va., and Peter V. Henderson and wife, Connie of Williamsburg; a daughter, Susan H. Meadows and husband, Richard of Ottumwa, Iowa; a brother, Worthington Mahone and wife, Jean of Melbourne Fla. Mrs. Henderson is also survived by 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren., Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church in Toano, Va., In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sentara Hospice of Williamsburg, 1100 Professional Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185 . View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Shirley Rutter Shirley Mae Rutter was born Dec. 10, 1949. On Jan. 5, 2010, she started the new year with her Lord and Savior. She was the daughter of Clyde and Dorothy Hinkle. For the past several years, she made her home in Bristol Virginia. She had worked at L.C. King before currently being employed at Touchtone Wireless. At both places, she had many precious friends. She attended Friendship Baptist Church in Bristol Virginia. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Hinkle; and her husband of 34 years, Don Rutter. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She will forever be in our hearts. Survivors include: her father, Clyde Hinkle; daughter, Tina Gilmer; granddaughter, Shawna Christian; sisters, Diane Montgomery, Carolyn Shaver and Barbara Cross; brothers, Carl Hinkle, Wayne Hinkle and Earnest Hinkle; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Charles Watson The funeral service for Mrs. Rutter will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2010, in the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Dennis Burnette officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mountain View Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be registered by visiting
s will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, at the Parrott Church of God with the Reverend Eddie Dalton and the Reverend James Gholson officiating. Interment will follow at the Sifford Cemetery in Parrott, Va. Arrangements by DeVilbiss Funeral Home in Radford, Va., Make a memorial contribution
In Loving Memory of Latoria L. (Tori)" SMITH Aug. 22, 1983 Jan. 07, 2005, Happy 5th Anniversary in Heaven, We love and miss you,, The Smith Family, Make a memorial contribution
Fred M. Spangler, of Vinton, Va., passed away on Monday, January 4, 2010. Dad went to be with Mom. He passed in his sleep at the VA Hospital. Born on December 28, 1918, he was 91 and we made the most of it going fishing when ever we could. We were just catching catfish just a few short months ago. He was a World War II Vet and drove a tank in battle all over Europe in the Army 1st Armored Division. He was injured and wanted to go back to the front lines with his buddies. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty L. Spangler. Surviving are his son, Perry Spangler; daughter, Robin Spangler Rock; and his two cats. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2010 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Woodland Place, 935 Niagara Road, Vinton with Pastor Mike officiating. Memorials may be made to the Vinton First Aid Crew., Make a memorial contribution
Mr. Robert Lewis Stevens, 62, of Roanoke, Va., passed away Sunday, January 3, 2010. Funeral at noon Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Loudon Ave. Christian Church. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home, 540-345-9100., Make a memorial contribution
Stuart M. Keesee Moncks Corner, S.C. Our beloved son, Stuart Mitchell Keesee, age 24, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in Moncks Corner. Born in Bristol Tennessee, he was the son of William and Betty Keesee. Stuart was a member of the Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. A graduate of Waccamaw High School and attended Charleston Southern University. He was co-owner of Coastal Airtight Sprayfoam in Murrells Inlet, S.C. Stuart had a strong love for family and friends and will always be remembered for his quick wit and wry smile. Surviving, in addition to his parents of Pawleys Island, is a son, Christopher Allen Keesee (our little angel) of Moncks Corner; his fiancee, Vanessa Owens of Moncks Corner; a brother, Preston Keesee of Bristol Tennessee; maternal grandmother, Mary E. Mitchell of Abingdon, Va.; paternal grandparents, Bernard and Edna Keesee of Bristol Virginia; aunts and uncles, Frances and Henry Pike of Abingdon, Va., Bob and Susan Mitchell or Abingdon, William and Sandra Bone of Conway, S.C.; cousins, T.J. Pike of Lebanon, Va., Elizabeth Kappus of Arnaudville, La., Roman Mitchell of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Trampus Mitchell of Abingdon; and a niece, Maddie Keesee of Bristol Tennessee. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. B. Mike Alexander Jr. and the Reverend Marty Nason officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. Sign a guestbook at, Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, at Norris Funeral Services Chapel, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution
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.
Teddy attended George P. Phenix High School and was a member of George P. Phenix 50+ Alumni., Teddy leaves one brother, Edward E. Jones (Lillie Mae); numerous of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends., A service to celebrate his life will begin at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 6, at Queen Street North Worship Center, 98 North Armistead Avenue, Hampton., Interment at Hampton Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will assemble at the Worship Center by 10:30 a.m. for the service., Arrangements by Smith Brothers Funeral Home, 545 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, 723-4117. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Thomas "Tom" Clifton Gibbons Thomas "Tom" Clifton Gibbons, 81, passed away peacefully at the Bristol Hospice House on Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010. Tom was a member of McHenry Baptist Church Livermore, Ky., but he most recently attended Landmark Mission Freewill Baptist Church in Bristol Tennessee. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Nell Gibbons; a sister, Nell Paige, St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Wayne Gibbons and Johnny Gibbons, both of Madisonville, Ky.; and his first wife, Linda Gibbons, of Beaver Dam, Ky. He is survived by his loving wife of 6Â½years, Anita Lois (Jones) Gibbons; one brother, Ronald Gibbons, Graham, Ky.; and three sisters, Effie Hibbs, Salem, Ky., Imojean Mercer, Paradise, Ky., and Ruby Gascoigne, Adams, Wis. Tom is also survived by seven sons and daughters, Mary Mills, Jackson, Tenn., Tommy Stepp, Cromwell, Ky., Kathy Howard, Whitesville, Ky., Tammy Johnson, Livermore, Ky., Jim Jones, Bristol Tennessee, Carolyn Parrish, Bluff City, Tenn., and Patricia Price, Gray, Tenn., along with all their family members including spouses; grandchildren; and great- grandchildren. It was Tom's desire to be cremated, and a graveside service be held at Woodswards Valley Cemetery in Livermore. No service will be held locally in the Tri-Cities, but all friends and family are invited to visit the family at the home on Anita (Jones) Gibbons. Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.ne. Arrangements were made with Weaver Funeral Home.
s will be conducted 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Glade Creek Lutheran Church with the Rev. Stephen Shackelford officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 8, 2010, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel. Online condolences at, Make a memorial contribution
Daniel B. (Dan) Todd, of Daleville, Va., died on Saturday, January 2, 2010, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Mr. Todd was born in Independence, Va., to Bays M. and Blanche Kirk Todd. He was a graduate of Independence High School as valedictorian, National Business College in Roanoke, and the School of Bank Management held at the University of Virginia. He was employed by Grayson National Bank in 1953 and at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Timberville, Va., in 1965, eventually becoming President, Chief Executive Officer (retiring in 1996), and Chairman of the Board (retiring in 2001)., He lived with his wife of 58 years in retirement in Botetourt County, ultimately residing at the Glebe. He loved his family and his garden. He supplied his neighbors with produce in the summer and was particularly proud of his sweet corn and musk melons., Mr. Todd was a 50 year Mason and Past Master of Independence Masonic Lodge No. #129 A.F. and A.M., as well as Past Master of Boone Lodge No. #247 A.F. and A.M. in Troutville, Va. He was known for his prowess in memorization, having known by heart in excess of 33,000 words comprising the first three degrees of the Blue Lodge Masons. He was also a past member the Richmond Scottish Rite Bodies (32nd Degree) and the ACCA Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., Richmond, Va. He was past president of the Valley Shrine Club in Harrisonburg, Va., and a member of both the Kazim Shrine Temple and the Roanoke Valley Shrine Club of Roanoke, Va., Other distinctions include a listing in the 1968 edition of Outstanding Young Men of America; Past President of Grayson County Businessmen's Club; Membership in the Broadway-Timberville Ruritan Club; and the Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Corporation. He was also attained the significant achievement of Past President of the Independent Banker's Association of Virginia., Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Stanley Mitchell Todd; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Beale M. Todd, Sally Cox Todd, James J. Todd, and Alexander Jackson "Jack" Todd., He is survived by his wife, Wilma Gaynelle Cherry Todd, of Daleville, Va.; two daughters, Sherry Todd Vinson, of Fincastle, Va., and Marianne Todd, of Roanoke; one son and daughter-in-law, E. Stephen Todd and Judy Todd, of Christiansburg; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Stella Phipps Todd and Norma Hampton Todd, both of Independence, Va., time on Thursday at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., The burial of the ashes will take place in Independence Cemetery, Independence, Va., will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, in the chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va. Masonic Rites will be conducted and the Rev. David Osborne will officiate., The family requests no flowers, but suggests donations to either Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33607-1435 or Troutville Rescue Squad, 20 Sunset Avenue, Troutville, Va. 24175 or to a charity of your choice., Make a memorial contribution
Lawrence G. Sours Lawrence G. Sours, 95, of Farmville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lewallen Sours. A native of Chatham and the youngest of William and Elizabeth Sours' 12 children, he is survived by his daughter, Llewellyn Sours Watson, and her husband, Hunter, of Farmville; his grandsons, Bradley Lawrence Watson and his wife, Virginia, and Brett Von Cannon Watson and his wife, Lorrie; and four grandchildren Thomas, Ethan, Claire and Sophie, all of Farmville. Mr. Sours was a lifelong funeral director, spending the last 30 years of his career at the Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro, N.C. He was a soloist who sang for more than 1,000 weddings and funerals during his lifetime, as well as for both of his grandsons' weddings when he was more than 80 years old. Known as "PaPa" to many Farmville residents, he will long be remembered for his outgoing personality, winning smile and generosity to all he met. A Rotarian for 60 years, he was past president of the Altavista Virginia Rotary Club, a member of the Farmville Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 7, 2010, at the Puckett Funeral Home in Farmville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the Farmville United Methodist Church in Farmville. Interment will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Asheboro, N.C. Memorial contributions may be made to the Farmville United Methodist Church or Fuqua School.
She was born in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Jan. 11, 1917, and orphaned before the age of eight. She was raised at the Virginia Baptist Children's Home (now Hope Tree Family Services) in Salem, Va. Vergie was a wife, mom and homemaker who lived her Christian faith everyday. Above all else, she loved her Savior and was forever faithful. 'For thou art my hope, O Lord God; thou art my trust from my youth.' Psalm 71:5., A longtime member of Hilton Baptist Church, she taught children in Sunday School, was active in W.M.U., and the Adult Choir. She has resided with her daughter and son-in-law since 1995 and became a member of Tsena Commocko Baptist Church., She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Herman C. Dunn; her son, Herman M. Dunn; and her brother, William Drewrey., She is survived by one daughter, Janice White and her husband, Joseph, of Providence Forge; two granddaughters, Vickie Joyner (John) of Cameron, N.C., and Crystal Price (Charles) of Newport News; four great-grandchildren; one (soon to be two) great-great grandchild; two nieces, Ruby James (Ken) and Eva Smith (Larry); and her beloved pet, Chessie Cat., 'Families are like quilts-lives pieced and stitched together; colored by happiness and tears; bound by memories and love-cherished throughout the years.' (author unknown), A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Peninsula Memorial Park., Special thanks to Martha, Debbie and Judy of Gloucester Riverside Hospice whom she loved dearly and to the staff of West Point Riverside Convalescent Center., In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy maybe made to Hope Tree Family Services, P. O. Box 849, Salem, VA 24153 or to New Kent Humane Society, Inc. P. O. Box 104, Providence Forge, VA 23140., Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
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will be conducted 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the First Baptist Church. Interment will be held in the Edwards/Smith Family Cemetery. Arrangements by Stanfield Mortuary Service, Rocky Mount, Va., Make a memorial contribution
. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Natural Bridge Fire Department & Rescue Squad, 5705 S. Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, Va. 24578. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, Va., Make a memorial contribution
William Harry Pensyl, known as "Bill," 52, died suddenly on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at his work, Charlottesville's Flower Man, designing holiday arrangements., Memorial services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2010, at Church of Christ, 1525 Rugby Avenue, Charlottesville.
WILLIAM L. LIGHTFOOT Not a day goes by that you're not missed. ~ Love your wife, kids, and grandchildren.
CARNES, William Samuel, age 88, a builder, developer, banker and avid quail and rabbit hunter, passed away at his home in Powhatan County, Virginia on January 5, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha S. Carnes. He is survived by his sons, Paul and wife, Connie, John and wife, Wyndi, Mark and wife, Katie; daughter, Teri Carnes Pruitt and husband, Tommy; nine grandchildren, Will and Blair Carnes, Chloe and Mackenzie Carnes, Mark and Katelyn Carnes, Thomas Pruitt and wife, Sallie, Braxton and Austin Pruitt; and loyal friend, Dallas Hassell; brother, Neal Carnes and wife, Annie, of Richmond; sister, Polly Wilson and husband, Bernard, of Chase City, Va. He was born in Eatonton, Ga. on September 22, 1921 and moved to Chase City, Va. early in life. Mr. Carnes served in World War II in the U.S. Army, 307th Infantry of the 77th Division. He served in Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, the Philippines, Guam and Okinawa following the Marines that raised the American flag for peace. He was a Technical Sergeant from 1942 to 1946, where he was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts for his heroic achievements in connection with his military operations against the enemy in Okinawa. He was president of W. S. Carnes, Inc., a family business of custom building and development in Richmond and surrounding counties for approximately 60 years. His developments included Salisbury, Meadowbrook, Indian Springs, Ranch Acres, Old Coach Hills, Meadowbrook Apartments and Braxton Retirement community. He built banks for Peoples Bank of Virginia and Peoples Bank of Chesterfield and Dominion Bank. Mr. Carnes was involved in the formation of three local banks during his career. He was a founding Director of Peoples Bank of Chesterfield, started in 1975. He was a founding director and chairman of Peoples Bank of Virginia, started in 1985, and until it was sold to F & M Bank in 1998. He served as a director and vice chairman of F&M Bank, and served as a member of the bank's executive committee and loan committee. In 2001, he was a founding director/chairman of the second Peoples Bank of Virginia, where he was a member of the executive committee, loan committee and retired in 2009 as Chairman Emeritus. He was a founding member of Salisbury Corporation in 1956, a longstanding member of the Homebuilders Association of Richmond and Homebuilders Association of Virginia for over 50 years, Salisbury Country Club and Retail Merchants Association. He was an avid supporter of Chesterfield County Fire Department, the Chesterfield County Police Department and the Virginia State Police. Mr. Carnes loved his wife, children, grandchildren, friends and work with an incredible passion. He valued his many friendships as one of his greatest accomplishments. With family and business, his word was his bond. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010 at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Avenue. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Hope Church, 12445 Patterson Avenue. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Massey Cancer Center or designate The Thomas Palliative Care Unit at Massey Cancer Center.
was held on January 1, 2010, with Pastor Tommy FiGart officiating. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Donald Steinweg, the staff of Gentle Shepherd Hospice for their outstanding loving care, as well as Simpson Funeral Home. He will be forever loved and greatly missed by his devoted wife, children and grandchildren., Make a memorial contribution
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MORRIS, Xenophon, 78, lifetime Richmond resident, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and two brothers. He is survived by his brother, John Morris (Stella); nephews, Dean Bazaco (Susan) and Mark Morris (Deborah); nieces, Anna Bazaco, Anna Sempeles (John) and Angela Panos (Emanuel); four grandnephews, four grandnieces; and cousin, Pauline Simopoulos. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, retired from the City of Richmond Parks and Recreation and was past president of AHEPA. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday with a 7 p.m. Trisagion Service at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Ave. Interment Riverview Cemetery.
2 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Fort Trial Baptist Church, Stanleytown. Arrangements by Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution
will be conducted 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends on Friday evening, January 8, 2010, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Loving Funeral Home. Those wishing to send condolences to the family online, please visit www.lovingfuneralhome1913. com., Make a memorial contribution