JOHNSON, Aladdin, 30, of Henrico, departed this life October 6, 2010. Remains rest at the F.E. Dabney Funeral Home, 600 B Street, Ashland. Funeral notice later. fedabneyfuneralhome.com
Alberta Glover Miller, 94, of Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2010, at the University of Virginia Medical Center., She was born in Nelson County on February 7, 1916 and was married to the late Thomas J. Miller Sr., She is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline Miller Otey of Lynchburg; two sons, Thomas J Miller Jr. and his wife, Renee, of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Donald Davie Miller and his wife, Anita, formerly of Charlottesville, now Columbus, Ohio. She is also survived by a host of family members and friends., Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010, at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Amherst, Virginia.
HOLMES - (Momma) Hazel Oct 6, 1911 - May 17, 2004 HOLMES - Alfred (Rabbit) Sr. April 19, 1937 - Oct 6, 1999 God in his infinite wisdom took you both to his heavenly home. We continue to love and miss you. Alfred Jr. & Family
GLOUCESTER - Alice Josephine Britt, 83, died Sept. 30, 2010, at her home.
Allen Dale "Duke" Lumpkin Two years have gone by since you left us for a better place. I miss you son and Cecil and Charlie haved joined you. Linda and Tink said hello and Happy birthday. See you soon. -Leroy
Allen Michael Peregoy, On Tuesday, October 5, 2010, just twenty-six days shy of his thirteenth birthday, Allen Michael Peregoy, known by many as AJ was taken peacefully by God with his mother Crystal and father Allen at his bedside following his fierce struggle with cancer., AJ, better known as "Boo" to his parents, was born October 31, 1997, in Charlottesville, Virginia. AJ resided in the small rural county of Fluvanna in the town of Troy, Virginia. He was well known within his local community; he will be remembered for his captivating eyes and his sparkling, everlasting smile that could light up anyone's universe and take your heart away. AJ was friends with everyone, especially his classmates from Fluvanna Middle School where AJ attended and was so loved. The impact that AJ had on others during his all too short life was displayed most poignantly by all the support shown to him and his family during his illness., Like most children his age, AJ enjoyed playing video games, listening to music, watching TV and scary movies with his mom, and of course playing sports. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, and loved riding four-wheelers with his dad. He was curious and always sought out new, daring challenges and thrills.There was no stopping AJ. AJ shared his interests with his loving and devoted parents. Together they were the three musketeers, AJ, Allen and Crystal., AJ was larger than life and was captivated by mostly by his love of baseball, his favorite sport. Raised as a Yankee fan, AJ began playing baseball at the age of six with Fluvanna Youth Baseball; donning the "#3" jersey year after year. AJ was a four time All-Star and he was a member of the 2009 "U-11" district winning team and state runner-up. After a stunning comeback from his illness, AJ played his last game at Carysbrook. During this game, he went one for one with a base hit and a walk. Although AJ played the infield and was a pitcher during his baseball career, on this day AJ played right field. AJ's catch of a fly ball in short right field helped propel his team to victory. Sadly, that would be his last day on the diamond, but he never lost his love for the game., AJ's life can be summed up by his fierce competitiveness on and off the field, his dedication to others and his team, his commitment and willingness to never give up, and most of all his love for his mom and dad. He will always be an inspiration to all of those who he touched with those beautiful eyes and his heart stealing smile. We have all been graced by God to have known and loved him., AJ is survived by his parents, Crystal Edwards and Allen Peregoy; grandparents, Christine Snow, Butch and Linda Peregoy; aunts and uncles, Travis Snow, Linda Lamb, Brian and Heather Peregoy; cousins, Taylor Snow and Devon Peregoy., A celebration of AJ's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Fluvanna Middle School. AJ will be laid to rest at the Beaver Dam Cemetery by Sheridan Funeral Home in a private service., The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be forwarded to Crystal Edwards, 4050 Richmond Road, Troy, VA 22974., Allen and Crystal would like to extend their deepest appreciation and gratitude for all of your support, prayers, flowers, donations and especially the love that you have shared with their family over the last two years.
Amelia L. Stergis Amelia L. Stergis, 88, a homemaker and long-time member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Wilmington, died October 4 at the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community, Culpeper, Virginia, of heart failure., She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and spent most of her life in Wilmington, participating actively in her church and charitable activities. She traveled extensively with her late husband, Basil G. Stergis, joining him in postings to Ft. Worth, Texas and Pasadena, California during World War II, and to various cities after he joined the duPont Company, including Manila, the Philippines., Her husband of 46 years passed away in 1989. She leaves son George and daughter-in law Dee Dee Stergis of Culpeper, Virginia; son Timothy Stergis of Manassas, Virginia; and daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Carley Hammerle of Fairfax, Virginia. She also leaves grandsons Adam and Evan Stergis of Culpeper and sister Betty Stephanou of Springfield, Pennsylvania., Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Friday, October 8, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 808 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware. Interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. For online condolences, please visit, CHANDLER FUNERAL HOMES
A service of love and remembrance for Ms. Andgia V. Hicks will be held noon Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at the chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Stephen W. Pugh, pastor of Mt. Poole Baptist Church, Ford, Va., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911,
Andrew R. Austin CHESAPEAKE - Andrew Ray Austin, 49, passed away Oct. 4, 2010 peacefully. Services will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home Chapel, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. Condolences can be made at www.altmeyer.com.
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A Trisagion Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Peninsula Funeral Home with a visitation following until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church with the Rev. George Chioros officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Cherishing his memory are Rosa L. Blunt, his loving wife of 60 years; son, Ashley R. Blunt Jr.; grandchildren, Lindell L. Blunt and JaVonda D. Kelley; great-grandchildren, Ty Tiyana Blunt, Ja Keria Hargraves, Dominique J. Kelley and Kiara C. Kelley; niece, Lynette Pender. He is also survived by many extended family members, friends and a special caregiver.
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Oct 8, 2010 The funeral for Audrey Mae Gregory Finney, 88, of 300 Kings Way Road, Martinsville, who died Oct. 6, 2010, at Kings Grant Health Care, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Norris Funeral Services in Martinsville with the Revs. Ron Mateer and Sarah Whitmore and Chaplain Paul Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends are invited to a reception after the service Sunday at King's Grant. Finney was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Pittsylvania County to Charlie Gregory and Mary Harvey Gregory. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Carlton Gregory and Alvin Gregory. In the 1960s, she worked as a seamstress for Sidney's Dress Shop in Martinsville. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Martinsville. Surviving are her husband, Lester C. Finney of the home; a daughter, Helen Marie Carson of Midlothian; a son, Carlton Douglas Finney of Manassas; a sister, Stella Gregory McCubbins of Callands; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the First Untied Methodist Church, 146 E. Main St., Martinsville, Va. 24112, or to King's Grant Fellowship Fund, 350 Kings Way Road, Martinsville, Va. 24112.
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Andrew R. Austin CHESAPEAKE - Andrew Ray Austin, 49, passed away Oct. 4, 2010 peacefully. Services will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home Chapel, .....
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JASPER, FLA. - Barbara "Babs" Auman, 75, of Jasper, Fla., passed away early Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Suwannee Valley Nursing Center.
Bernard Lee Rowland GRETNA Bernard Lee Rowland, 73, of 8624 East Gretna Road, Gretna, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at his residence. Born April 5, 1937, in Pittsylvania County, he was a son of the late Silas Lee Rowland and Ruby Shields Rowland. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Wilson Rowland; two brothers, Sonny Rowland and Eugene Rowland; and five sisters, Nora Rowland, Lillian Thompson, Odell Wallace, Addie Angel and Inez Rowland. Mr. Rowland was an U.S. Marine veteran of Vietnam and was a member of DAV Chapter 46. He was a member of Greenfield Baptist Church. Mr. Rowland was a mechanic with VDOT. He is survived by two sons, William (Tony) Rowland and his wife, Judy, of Gretna, and David Rowland, of Gretna; one daughter, Michelle Dalton, and husband, Vincent, of Rustburg; one brother, George Rowland, and his wife, Inga, of Columbus, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Joshua Dalton and Jeremiah Dalton. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at the Colbert-Moran Chapel by the Rev. Billy Robertson. Burial with military honors by the United States Marine Corps will follow in the Rowland Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Renan Volunteer Fire Department, 232 Camp Branch Road, Gretna, VA 24557. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna, is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.colbertmoran.com.
Beulah Marie Dotson Naylor, Beulah Marie Dotson Naylor of Hydraulic Rd., Charlottesville, Va. Passed away peacefully on Oct. 2, 2010. On that day her family and friends gathered around her. When the time came for the Lord to call her home, her son, Charles and his wife, Carole, were by her side. Born in Enterprise, WV, on May 14, 1931, to the late Charles and Genieve Dotson., At a young age, Beulah was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. That didn't stop her, she went on to marry and raise three sons, her proudest success in life, whom she loved and adored with all her heart. Beulah was a very strong-minded person. When the doctors told her she would never walk. She proved them wrong by not only walking but also getting her drivers license., Throughout her life, she was faced with many struggles, but through it all, Beulah never complained. She was a loving person who loved being surrounded by family and friends. One of her biggest joys was going to church on Sundays and singing., She is preceded in death by her husband, Lemuel Ray Naylor and son, Dana William Naylor. She leaves many to cherish her memory. She is survived by her sons, Lemuel Naylor, Charles Naylor and his wife, Carole. She is also survived by numerous brothers and sisters, 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A niece, Sharon Gibson, a daughter, she never had. She also had a host of family and friends who cared for her significantly through her life time. A special thanks go out to Pam Norvelle and Mr. & Mrs. Palmer., A memorial service will be held on Sat. Oct. 9, 2010, from 12 pm to 2 pm. At the Berean Baptist Church. Located at 1284 Sunset Ave. Extd. Charlottesville Va, with Pastor Bruce Moulton officiating., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Berean Baptist Church of Charlottesville 434-295-0447.
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Shirley Edda Borges PORTSMOUTH - Shirley Edda "Mrs. Broadway" Borges, 71, co-owner of Broadway Records in Portsmouth, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2010. She .....
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Brenda Mae Fitch BRISTOL, Tenn. Brenda Mae Fitch, age 62, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 23, 1948, in Bristol Virginia, a daughter of Arthur and Mary Blair Fitch. She was retired from Bristol Herald Courier with 20 years of service and was a member of Lynwood Bible Church and attended Open Door Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Frank Fitch; sister, Sandra Fitch; and brother, Arthur Fitch. Survivors include: mother, Mary Blair Fitch; niece, Carmen Haga and husband John; great-niece, Abigail Haga; great-nephew, Cole Haga; aunt, Martha Ross. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charlie Jones, Rev. Mike Leonard and Rev. Jimmy Sproles officiating. The burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Haga, Geoffery Blevins, Williard Gullion, Gregory Burton, Michael Burton, Bill Harris and Freddie Dougherty. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home. Online condolences may be registered at
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Timmie R. Brock Sr. SMITHFIELD - Timmie Renn Brock Sr., 50, passed away peacefully at home in Crewe, Va., Oct. 5, 2010 after a .....
HARVEY - In loving memory of Bruce E. Harvey, on his 46th Birthday. No pen can write, no tongue can tell our sad and bitter loss, but God alone has helped so well to bear our heavy cross. We miss you. The Harvey Family; Mom, Theresa and Children
Calvin Eugene Waters Calvin Eugene Waters of Culpeper, Va., departed this life on Oct. 4, 2010. He is survived by his wife Darlene H. Waters, of Culpeper, Va.; his mother, Hortence R. Waters, of Winchester, Va.; his children: daughter, Shavontai Howard of Manassas, Va. and son, Maleek Waters of Culpeper, Va. He was proceeded in death by his father, the late William Waters and daughter, the late, Kayla Howard., The viewing will be held on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 beginning at 2:30 p.m. With family visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Horizon Funeral Home 750 Old Brandy Road, Culpeper, Va. (540) 825-9838, Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Horizon Funeral Home. The Interment will follow at the Water's Family Cemetery, Catalpa, Va.
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Helen S. Campbell VIRGINIA BEACH - Helen S. Campbell, 87, passed away peacefully Oct. 5, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Norfolk, .....
Ms. Carolyn D. Brown, of 1640 Johnson Road, Apt. 125-A, Petersburg, Va., departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, Va., She was born on Dec. 16, 1964, to Arby and Dorothy Brown. She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Arby and Esther Brown; maternal grandparent, Robert Henderson; uncles, Robert Lee, Charles Brown and Raymond Thweatt; aunts, Isaphine Smith and Elois Wade., Carolyn received her education in the Petersburg Public School System and she graduated with the class of 1983. She received her master's degree from Virginia State University. She was employed by the Defense Commissary Agency at Fort Lee, Va., Carolyn leaves to cherish her memory her loving parents, Arby and Dorothy; three sisters, Felicia Daniel (Lorenzo), Patricia Hughes and LaTonya Taylor; one brother, Arby Brown Jr.; a nephew, Lorenzo Taylor Jr.; devoted friend, Harvey Johnson; grandmother, Carrie Henderson; goddaughter, Quanisha Mallette; godgranddaughter, Rumiyaha Jones; five aunts, Luna Daniel of New Jersey, Florence Brown, Florine Brown, Rosa Williams (Robert) and Christine Parson, all of Petersburg, Va.; four uncles, Jesse Henderson of Richmond, Va., John Henry Brown, Robert Brown (Yvonne), Sherman Brown (Janet), all of Petersburg, Va.; a host of cousins, three devoted friends, Barbara Mallette, Verney Permenter and Tammy Tonic; and the staff of Defense Commissary Agency., Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 2223 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Barry Brown officiating, the Rev. Jeffrey Reaves, eulogist. Interment to follow in the Dinwiddie Memorial Park Cemetery, Petersburg, Va., The family will received friends at 1640 Johnson Road, Apt. 125-A, Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted at (804) 732-1266., Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Ms. Carolyn D. Brown online at, where you may view a video tribute online or at the establishment., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911,
A funeral service for Mrs. Carrie T. Brent will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at the chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va. The interment will be private., The family will assemble 3:30 p.m. at 3376 Oakwood Circle, Petersburg, the day of the service and may be contacted by calling (804) 861-8469 or (804) 605-3143., Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mrs. Brent online at, where you may view a video tribute online or at the establishment., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911,
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Doris E. Carter PORTSMOUTH - Doris E. Carter, 64, of the 2000 block of Effingham Street, was called home to be with the Lord .....
Charles Donald "Don" Campbell Charles Donald "Don" Campbell, 64, of Waynesboro, passed away Thursday morning, October 7, 2010, at Augusta Health., Don was born on January 28, 1946, in Anderson, South Carolina, the son of the late Horace Jefferson and Ellen Frye Campbell., He was a veteran of the United States, and was a member of Waynesboro, Number 2270., In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Campbell., Survivors include his wife, Dianne Campbell; one son, Chip Campbell of Waynesboro; two daughters, Amy Campbell Bagwell and her husband, David, of Piedmont, South Carolina, and Polly Campbell of Brooklyn , New York; three grandchildren, Tyler, Evan and AnnaBeth Bagwell; one brother, Terry Campbell and his wife Susan of Columbia, South Carolina., A memorial service will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2010, at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes with the Reverend Robert C. Gordon officiating., The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the memorial service., Memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Elks Camp, in care of Robert E. Ward, 2590 Wildwood Circle, Amissville, VA 20106., Family and friends may view the obituary and sign the guest register on line at
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Charles William Myers, 80, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010., He was the son of the late Charles and Almeda Coughenour Myers. He was also preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Myers, and two sisters, Betty Hickle and Linda Burley., Mr. Myers served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the, . He retired from Hercules after 39 years of service and was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church., He is survived by his loving wife, Donna J. Myers; his sons, Rodney Myers and his wife, Frances, and Dr. Eric Myers and his wife, Lisa; five grandchildren, Jason, Wesley, Elizabeth, AnnaScott, Sarah; one great-grandchild, Kailyn Myers; and other family and friends., The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at the J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service Hopewell Chapel, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, with interment to follow in Merchants Hope Memorial Gardens, Prince George. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 502 W. Broadway, Hopewell, VA 23860. Condolences may be registered at
A celebratory service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Antioch Baptist Church, 1563 Old Buckroe Road, Hampton, where Mr. Blackley will be placed by 9 a.m. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens. Remains rest at Smith Brothers Funeral Home where viewing will be Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. followed with a visitation from 5 to 6 p.m.
Claudine Walton, Mays Claudine Walton Mays, age 99 of Manassas, Virginia died Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the residence of her daughter., Mrs. Mays was born August 21, 1911 in Macon, Georgia daughter of the late Walter F. and Lyde (Smith) Walton. She was a member of Manassas Church of Christ. She taught many Bible Classes for over 50 years. She was a volunteer at Woodbine Nursing Home for 25 years and was voted the Volunteer of the Year in Virginia during the 1980's., She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse F. Mays and one grandson, Allen Ray White., Survivors include three children, Sue Mays Redd and husband, Bobby of Atlanta, Georgia, Lyla Mays King and husband, Bob of Manassas, Virginia and Margaret Mays White of Alexandria, Virginia; one sister-in-law, Annie Mays Larmore (103 years old); eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren., The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2010 at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 11, 2010 at Manassas Church of Christ, 8110 Signal Hill Road, Manassas with Barry Bryson, Minister and Ron Bordeaux, Minister officiating. Inurnment will be in Georgia., In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to India Mission Fund, c/o Manassas Church of Christ, 8110 Signal Hill Road, Manassas, Virginia 20111 in loving memory of Claudine W. Mays. Condolences may be sent to
Cornelia "Connie" Douglas Williamson, 69, of Hopewell, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at home surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness., She was born on May 11, 1941, in Hopewell and was a lifelong resident of the city. She was a graduate of the class of 1959 at Hopewell High School, received her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Richmond in 1962, and received her master's degree in education from Virginia State University in 1988., Connie and her husband Bill Williamson were childhood friends and high school sweethearts. They were married on Aug. 25, 1962, and remained best friends until her passing., Connie was an elementary school teacher for her entire professional career, a veteran of 41 years in the Hopewell and Prince George County public school systems. She concentrated on reading education, teaching Title 1 Reading Recovery and was named the Richmond Area Reading Council Reading Teacher of the Year. She served the schools in a variety of other capacities, including work on school accreditation committees and work as a grade level chairman. She was twice the recipient of Service Awards from the Hopewell School Board. Outside of teaching, her passions later in life included work with the Woman's Club of Hopewell, the John Randolph Foundation, the Historic Hopewell Foundation and others. At other times, she was active in volunteer activities related to her children, including work with the Cub Scouts and the Hopewell High School band. She loved to play the piano and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Hopewell., Connie is survived by her husband; two sons, Christopher Mark (Michele) of Sterling, Va., and Scott Patrick (Dawn) of Chester, Va.; as well as four beloved grandchildren, Mallory, Ryan, Rebecca and Abby. She was pre-deceased in death by her parents, Hugh Benton and Cornelia Douglas; her brother, Hugh Benton; and a son, Michael Scott., A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Hopewell at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11. The service will be officiated by Dr. Michael Browder and will be followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall at FUMC. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, it would be a great honor to Connie for contributions to be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the Connie Williamson Scholarship Fund c/o The John Randolph Foundation, P.O. Box 1606, Hopewell, Va. Please add your condolences at
Daniel Mark Neumeister, Daniel Mark Neumeister, 31, of Crozet, Virginia, beloved husband, son, brother, and friend, died in a tragic accident on the afternoon of Monday, October 4, 2010., Dan was zealous about everything he did, from winemaking to motorcycle riding, lacrosse to long boarding. No one was more confident, vibrant or enthusiastic about his pursuits., He loved his wife, Adriane, his family, his animals, Savannah, Skyler, Floyd, numerous lizards, and a turtle. He lived fully every moment. Dan's creative spirit was beautifully expressed in visual art, film, music and design. Inspirational, dedicated, honorable and loyal describe his very being. Snapshots from Dan's life show a unique and glorious individual., Dan was born on November 17, 1978, to Steven Mark Neumeister and Jan Pyland Harrison in Beverly, Massachusetts. He met his wife, Adriane Allen, in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1998, and after living in California for a few years, the two ultimately settled in Crozet, where Dan became passionately involved in the Virginia wine industry., Dan was Assistant Vintner at White Hall Vineyards. There he developed an intense desire to learn winemaking. Without formal training in enology, Dan's love for his craft, his attention to detail and his work ethic enabled him to excel in both the vineyard and winery. He kept a keen eye on the vineyards, carefully following all stages of development. Dan loved what he did; it was not his job, it was his way of life. Dan and Adriane were married at White Hall on August 8, 2009. Dan's success at White Hall led to a further venture, the development of Sugarleaf Vineyards, where he crafted award-winning wines., Dan is survived by his wife Adriane; parents, Steve Neumeister and Jan Harrison; sisters, Amy Marino and Anna Neumeister; brother, Aaron Davidsson; stepfather, Tom Harrison; nephew and niece, Matthew and Kylie Marino; and numerous friends and family that love him. Dan will be remembered in our hearts and minds forever., A service to celebrate Dan's life will be held at Sugarleaf Vineyards 2 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2010., The family is receiving guests from 7 until 9 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010, at the Pfeifer's residence, 426 Burchs Creek Road, Crozet, Virginia 22932.
he family of Darien Hicks will recieve friends from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at the Colonial Heights Baptist Church. Immediately after funeral, a repass will follow at the Tabernacle Family Life Center, Petersburg. Burial will then commence at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, DeWitt., Funeral arrangements are being provided by the J.M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 530 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, (804) 863-4411.
David Mark Bailey, 44, of Earlysville, died of brain cancer on Saturday, October 2, 2010, in Charlottesville, Virginia, and was welcomed into everlasting life at his place at the Table with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ., David was born February 26, 1966, the son of Kenneth and Ethel Bailey, missionaries to the Middle East. For the first 22 years of his life, his home was Beirut, Lebanon, including the first 10 years of the Lebanese civil war. Because of war, the family was obliged to evacuate first to Switzerland in 1967, and later to Cyprus in 1982. David's two final years of high school were completed in a private school in Germany because he was, as a young man, especially vulnerable on the streets of Beirut., David attended Grove City College in western Pennsylvania, where he met and married his soul mate, Leslie McGarvey, of Emlenton, Pennsylvania. During his college years, he was active as a performing songwriter, playing evening and weekend gigs with a music partner. He also enjoyed choir, frat life, acting, and organizing an underground newspaper. David graduated with majors in English and Communication Arts. In the late 1980's, David and Leslie relocated to the Washington, D.C., area where David worked for the United States government in satellite imagery analysis. His career evolved to training and then program management with numerous software subcontractors, ending with employment with Eastman Software in Massachusetts., Their daughter, Kelcey, was born in 1992, and son, Cameron, in 1994., The day prior to moving to the Boston area, in July of 1996, David was diagnosed with brain cancer - Glioblastoma Multiforme IV (GBM). He was expected to have fewer than two years to live. Eager to have his life make a difference in the lives of others, he gave up his career in the software industry and, with a great leap of faith, launched a third career as a performing songwriter - a "troubadour of hope." Following two surgeries, radiation, experimental chemotherapy and nuclear therapy, David criss-crossed America (and Europe) singing in coffee houses and churches, for cancer conferences and cancer survivor groups for 12 years. David wrote all of his own songs, which grew out of his experiences of war and of battling a deadly cancer. He sang of faith, hope, love, and of living life to it's fullest each day. He experienced a recurrence of brain cancer in late 2008, recovering enough to tour in 2009 and early 2010. Enduring numerous additional surgeries and difficult treatments, David made a final tour in July of this year., David is survived by Leslie, his wife of 23 years; his children, Kelcey and Cameron; his parents, Kenneth and Ethel Bailey; a sister, Sara Makari and her husband, Victor; numerous sisters- and brothers-in-law and eight nieces and nephews., To quote a line from one of David's songs, "The tears of the angels form a river where you can wash your pain, and even in the middle of the thunder, don't forget the love inside the rain." His theme was "There may be years of tears behind you, but right now you've got One More Day." He leaves behind him a musical legacy of 23 professionally-recorded CDs. His music and his personal testimony have affected the lives of countless thousands in this country and around the world., The family offers deep gratitude to Doctor Henry Friedman, Doctor Allan Friedman and Doctor David Reardon at Duke and Doctor David Schiff at University of Virginia Medical Center and their caring staffs. We also offer loving thanks to our family of caregivers at the Hospice House and Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville., Memorial gifts are welcome and may be made to Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church, 6566 Spring Hill Road, Ruckersville, VA 22968. Half of those gifts will be equally divided between the following brain tumor organizations, The American Brain Tumor Association, the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, Gray Matters Foundation, the Florida Brain Tumor Association and T.H.E. Brain Trust.
Delores Jean Lafon SUFFOLK - Delores Jean Lafon, 74, was granted her angel wings on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at home with family and friends by her side. To everyone who knew her, "Jeanne" was grumpy, hot-headed, stubborn, thoughtful, generous, nurturing, and most of all - loving. For a woman who did not give birth, she had many, many children. If Jeanne touched your life, please join us in celebrating hers at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, with a visitation today, Oct. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. and a service Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. At Jeanne's request, please wear pink in honor of her and the millions of others who are fighting breast cancer. Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.woodlawngroup.com.
Donald H. Major Sr. PORTSMOUTH - Donald Hunter Major Sr. went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. Donald was born in Saluda, Va., Aug. 21, 1922 and moved to Portsmouth in 1941 where he started a long career with C & P Telephone Company and met and married Dorothy Cannaday who became his wife of 67 years. He moved his family to Suffolk in 1960 where they joined the Oxford United Methodist Church. He and Dot were communion stewards for 25 years at Oxford. Donald was an active member of the Suffolk/Holland Ruritan Club for many years. In 2005, he and Dot moved back to Portsmouth to live with one of his daughters. He died peacefully with family by his side. Donald was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Helen Cannaday Major of Spring Valley. He is survived by his brother, Page Major of Hampton; daughter, Carolyn Paige Donovan and fiancé Paul Day of Dansville, N.Y.; daughter, Patricia "Pattie" Liebing and her husband Pholia C. Liebing of Portsmouth; son, Donald H. Major Jr. of Suffolk; daughter, Dorothy Jean Vallee of Newport News. Donald is also survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, Steven Donovan, his wife Justine and their daughter Jessica of Cheektowaga, N.Y., Debbie Maloney and her son Tommy of Buffalo, N.Y., James C. Knight IV and his two daughters, Mackenzie and Jamie of Mesquite, Texas, Rebecca Knight and her daughter Nadeeka of Taos, N.M., Sam Linde, her husband Jonas and their son Breaden of Newport News. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Oxford United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Hanson officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery. Family will accept visitors at Parr Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Memorial gifts may be given to Oxford United Methodist Church in Suffolk. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.
Doris E. Carter PORTSMOUTH - Doris E. Carter, 64, of the 2000 block of Effingham Street, was called home to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. Doris was the widower of Roy N. Carter Jr. She was a graduate of I.C. Norcom High School and was a member of St. Mark Deliverance Center in Portsmouth for more than 40 years. Doris leaves to cherish her memory a son, Roy N. Carter III; three sisters, Barbara Smith, Loretta Thompson and Janese Goosby. Also left to cherish her memory are a grandson, Anthony A. Carter and his mother, Sheanita. Viewing will be held today, Oct. 8, from 4 until 7 p.m. in J.T. Fisher Funeral Services, 1080 N. George Washington Hwy., Chesapeake. A life celebration service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at St. Mark Deliverance Center, 3801 Turnpike Road, Portsmouth, with Apostle Marion Jones presiding prelate. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Condolences can be offered to the family at www.jtfisherfuneralservices.com.
Dorothy Dancy Driskill Dorothy Dancy Driskill, 88, of Lynchburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at The Summit. She was the wife of the late Alec Alexander Driskill. Born Feb. 7, 1922, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late William Hamilton and Edith Hawes Dancy. Mrs. Driskill was a retired school teacher for the Lynchburg City Schools and a member of First Christian Church, where she served as an elder. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Driskill is preceded in death by one daughter, Betsy Driskill Long. Mrs. Driskill is survived by one son, Alec Driskill, of Harrisburg, Pa.; one sister, Margaret Lee, of Richmond; two grandchildren, Alec E. Driskill II and Catherine E. Driskill, both of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at First Christian Church, with the Rev. David Cobb officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, Oct. 8, 2010, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the , 2316 Atherholt Road, Suite 108, Lynchburg, VA 24501; Alzheimer's Association Inc., P.O. Box 823, Lynchburg, VA 24505; or First Christian Church. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenfuneral home.com. Whitten Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Timberlake Chapel, is serving the family.
Dorothy Elizabeth Payne Haggerty, 82, of Lake Monticello, Virginia, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard Joseph Haggerty., She was born on May 22, 1928, in Charlottesville, Virginia, the daughter of the late Roy Flannagan Payne and Elizabeth Minter Payne., After graduating from Lane High School, Dorothy worked at Peoples National Bank in Charlottesville, before marrying Bernard on July 6, 1947. After marriage, she devoted herself to full-time motherhood of her four children., She was a life-long member of Hinton Avenue United Methodist Church, serving as a Trustee, Secretary to the Trustees, life member of the United Methodist Women - having served twice as president, a past choir member, and Sunday School teacher. She was also on the District Finance Committee, a member of the Council on Ministries of the United Methodist Church, the Council on Finance and Administration, the Steering Committee of the United Methodist Center, and an original member and board member of the Charlottesville Christian Women's Club. She was a past member of the Charlottesville Jaynes, and the University of Virginia Medical Center Auxiliary., She is survived by her children, Joy H. Campbell and her husband, David, of Frederick, Maryland, Bernard J. Haggerty Jr. and his wife, Susan Baldridge, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, John T. Haggerty and his wife, Marina, of Jacksonville, Florida, Julie H. Gravitt and her husband, Hugh, of Ashland, Virginia; three grandchildren, Christopher Roberts, Kate Barnett and Meredith Haggerty; three great-grandchildren; and special nieces and nephews, Michael I. Payne, Mary Chiles and Aubrey Payne., A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Hinton Avenue United Methodist Church with the Reverend Rosemary Welch and the Reverend Edward A. Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens., The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2010, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home., In lieu of flowers, gifts of love and remembrance may be sent to her church, Hinton Avenue United Methodist Church, 750 Hinton Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
ALEXANDER, Mrs. Dorothy Fant, of Richmond, departed this life October 4, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Corinthian Fant; her husband, Herman Alexander Sr.; daughter, Augusta Newsome; two brothers and two sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Barbara Grant, Herman Alexander Jr. (Brenda) and Jacqueline Rivers (Thomas Sr.); five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three sisters, five sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St., where the family will receive friends Friday (tonight) from 6 to 7 p.m. Remains will lie in state Saturday, 12 noon, at 31st Street Baptist Church, 823 N. 31st St., where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Dr. Morris G. Henderson, pastor, officiating. Rev. Frederick Christian, eulogist. Burial Oakwood Cemetery. Family and friends kindly assemble at the funeral home Saturday at 12 noon.
Dorothy Williams Atkins Nix, 88, of Charlottesville, Virginia, died on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at The Cedars., Born in Giles County, Virginia, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Leonard Buford Williams and Naomi Stafford Williams. She was predeceased in death by her husbands, John M. Atkins Sr. and Earl R. Nix., "Dot" had lived in Charlottesville for over 50 years. She was a consummate gardener and seamstress, and wonderful mother who enjoyed cooking for her family., Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her son John M. Atkins Jr. of Charlottesville; two granddaughters, Joannah Brooke Atkins of Waynesboro, Virginia, and Kelly Elizabeth Atkins Charles and her husband, Jason; and a great- granddaughter, Daphne Alexandra Charles, all of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; and five stepchildren, Kathleen A. Gray of Huntingtown, Maryland, John D. Nix, Craig E. Nix, Cynthia J. Zent, and William S. Nix, all of Fort Wayne, Inidiana. Also, Dorothy is survived by two brothers and four sisters, Leonard Buford Williams Jr., Roland Williams, Julia Ellen Stafford, Mozelle Stafford, and Estelle Butts, all of Virginia, and Mary Williams of South Carolina., On Saturday, October 9, 2010, family and friends will be received at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home in Charlottesville, Virginia, one half hour prior to the service at 11 a.m. The Reverend Gavin D. Meek of The First Presbyterian Church, in Charlottesville, will be officiating.
Douglas D. McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. A memorial service for Douglas D. McRae will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, , Johnson City Affiliate, 400 N. State of Franklin, Johnson City, TN 37604-6094. Online condolences may be registered at
Dr. Velta Haas, 88, died on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Kristina Haas Lawwill, at Peavine Hollow Farm in Free Union, Virginia. Since her Alzheimer's diagnosis several years ago, Velta lived with her daughter, Kristina; and also her daughter, Anna Haas Wadsworth, in Charlotte, North Carolina., As a high school student, Velta's favorite subject was geography, which she studied intensely. She realized her life's dream to travel the world through her work as ship's doctor on the USNS General Sturgis. Velta met her future husband, Henry E. Haas, onboard ship and their courtship spanned several continents as they worked and sailed together. One of their early dates was in Sydney, Australia, where they danced their first waltz. In 1950, Velta and Henry ultimately settled in New York, where she remained until her move to Scottsville, Virginia, in 1977., Henry shared her passion for travel, and prior to his death in 1968, had sailed to all seven continents. In the 1950s and 1960's, he participated in four historic Operation Deep Freeze exploration missions to Antarctica., Velta's life, as well as those of her fellow Latvians, was indelibly defined by the Russian occupation of Latvia in World War II. Many were forced to flee their native country in order to find refuge and freedom elsewhere, having to leave behind their land, homes, and possessions. As such, Velta always impressed the value of education, travel, and reading upon her children and others in her life. She often stressed that education is one of the few things that can never be taken away. She also felt strongly that people should be exposed to travel while they were still young, so that it would help to shape and define who they would ultimately become., Velta received her medical degree in 1945 from the University of Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria. In New York, she also earned a master's degree in German from Hofstra University in 1968. In 1978, together with friend and former neighbor Kathy Coleman, Velta founded Scott's Landing Pre-school in Scottsville, Virginia, which was based on the Montessori method and is still in operation today. She considered this pre-school to be her greatest life's accomplishment., She was born to Colonel Jekabs and Kristina Alberts Dombrovskis on November 10, 1921, in Jelgava, Latvia. Kristina died only nine days after having given birth to Velta and her twin sister, Aina. Her father died in 1949 and her stepmother, Lizette Dombrovskis, died in 1979. She was also predeceased by her sisters Doctor Laimdota Dombrovskis in Ohio, Daina Dombrovskis in Virginia, and Ilga Banga in Latvia. Her only brother, Olgerts Dombrovskis, was taken by the Russian army from the high school he was attending when he was sixteen; his whereabouts are still unknown., She is survived by her three children, Kristina Haas Lawwill and her husband, Larry, of Free Union, Virginia, Anna Haas Wadsworth and her husband, Paul, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Philip Henry Haas of Waynesboro, Virginia; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth Lawwill of Free Union, Virginia, Alexandra Lawwill of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Alison Wadsworth and Jonathan Wadsworth, both of Charlotte, North Carolina. She is also survived by her twin sister, Aina Garsils and her husband, Armands, of Babylon, New York., Velta will be buried alongside her husband at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. The family will hold a private memorial graveside service to celebrate her life., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Charlottesville Free Clinic at 1138 Rose Hill Drive Charlottesville, VA 22903 or to the , Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.
Eben Elliott, Smith Jr. Eben Elliott Smith Jr., 84, died peacefully on Monday, September 27, 2010, at Hospice House in Charlottesville, Virginia., He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 16, 1926, to Eben Elliott Smith Sr. and Priscilla Dimick Crosby., Eben lived with his younger sister, Priscilla "Suki" Christoffers, and his parents in San Diego, Los Angeles, Providence, Jacksonville and Washington, D.C. He attended St. Albans School., In 1944 he enlisted and served in the Philippines in the 632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion, and upon returning attended Brown University under the G.I. bill, earning a B.S. in Geology., He worked in D.C. as a cartographer with the Army Map Service from 1953 until 1962, then as an analyst at the Foreign Science and Technology Center from 1962 until 1983, where he used his cartographic skills and his knowledge of Russian. When FSTC moved to Charlottesville in 1970, he followed with his family for what he called "the best years of my life." After taking early retirement from his career, he drove a Jaunt bus, making new friends while traversing the area, then collected gypsy moth data, trekking across the Albemarle County landscape., Over the years, Eben volunteered for numerous causes. In Northern Virginia he maintained trails through the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and assisted the Greenbelt Consumers Cooperative and Northern Virginia Fair Housing. In Charlottesville he was an active member of the Temple Beth Israel buildings and grounds committee, helped with construction on the Sunday School, and participated in Hadassah activities. He assisted Meals on Wheels, relished being an Ivy Creek trail guide, served on the Board of Directors for Citizens for Albemarle, and was a Vice President in the National Railway Historical Society. Since 2003 he has been an active member of the Unity Church. One of his most significant contributions has been to the Rivanna Trails Foundation, where he served as a founding member of the board since 1992, creating maps and historical records and helping build the loop trail around Charlottesville., Eben met Martha Florence Rozman at Army Map Service, they married on September 1, 1957, and supported each other until her death on January 18, 2003., He is survived by three children and their spouses, Gary Michael Smith and Debbie Smith, Gayla Michelle Mills and Eugene Mills, and Gregory Mitchell Smith and Erika Herz; four grandchildren, Justin and Talia Smith, and Cole and Kienan Smith; and a great- grandson, Leo Smith. Eben also shared his life with Cyndi Lou, Corky, Dawny, Tippy, Old Bay, Dory, and Tasha; and friends too numerous and dear to recount., A memorial service will be held at Hill and Wood Funeral Home, 201 North First Street, 2 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010., The family suggests that donations be made either to the Hospice of the Piedmont or to an organization of your choice.
Eddie Keith Boone BRISTOL, Tenn. Eddie Keith Boone, age 46, went to be with the Lord Oct. 6, 2010, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 25, 1964, in Bristol Tennessee, a son of the late James E. and Blanche Boling Boone. Eddie was an avid college football fan, loving the Florida Gators and West Virginia Mountaineers. He was a 1983 graduate of East High School and a 1988 graduate of Northeast State. He was a member of Vance Bible Church. Eddie was a man of his word and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a self- taught computer whiz. Eddie had a special love for his family and he always thought more of others than he did of himself. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Boone. Survivors include: special lady friend, Beth; sisters, Sandra Myers and husband Paul, Kathy Boone, Janet Ragle and husband Rick; brothers, Jerry Boone and wife Ellen, Richard Boone and wife Irma; nephews, Brandon Reeves and Darrell Boone; nieces, Mandy Birch and Emily Myers; special great-niece, Emma Reeves "Little Booger". Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Rowlette and Ray Davis officiating. The burial will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Freddie Herndon, Rick Ragle, Darrell Boone, Brandon Reeves, Paul Myers and Kenneth Colvin. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be registered at
HOGGANY, Ms. Edith C., of Richmond, departed this life October 6, 2010. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th Street. Funeral notice later.
Edward Lee Handy, Edward Lee Handy, 58, of Augusta, Georgia, departed this life on Tuesday, September 28, 2010., Edward was born on August 7, 1952, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he was a 1970 graduate of W.O. Boston High School. He attended Xavier University in New Orleans and graduated from the, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. At the time of his demise, Edward was employed with Augusta Newsprint Company in Augusta, Georgia. In his leisure time, Edward enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family., Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Regina Wilson Handy; and his father, Truman Handy., Edward is survived by his daughter, Ashley Alexandria Handy of Augusta, Georgia; his son, LaTron Marquis Wilson of Dallas, Texas; his mother, Leona Handy of Lake Charles, Louisiana; a host of brothers and sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews., A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. at the church with funeral services to follow at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 2031 Opelousas Street, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Deacon Edward Lavine will officiate., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Edward and Regina Handy to
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Morning Star Baptist Church, 2717 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, Va. Please call the church for directions, 757-766-1165. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Elmer Harris JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. The burial and graveside services for Elmer Harris will be held at Knollkreg Memorial Park Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, with Rev. John Price officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Highlands Veterans Honor Guard. Those wishing to express sympathy online may visit
HAMPTON - Elsie West Collie, 95, wife of Robert D. Collie, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, after a short illness.
Essie M. Halsey NORFOLK - Essie M. "Sassie" Halsey, 96, of the 800 block of West 42nd St., passed Oct. 3, 2010. A native of Hickory, Va., she later moved to Norfolk where she remained until her death. She worked as a domestic worker until she retired in 1976. Mother Halsey served as a devoted member of the New St. James Holiness Church of Christ Disciples for many years faithfully serving as a member of the No. 1 Choir, the Missionary Board, mother of the church, and president of the Helping Hands. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Clara Gilliam; husband, Lloyd S. Halsey Sr.; daughter, Ethel M. Thompson; and son, James L. Halsey. Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Lloyd S. Halsey Jr. (Ann) of New York and Donald R. Halsey (Janet) of Norfolk; two sisters, Pastor Martha O. Williams (Steve) and Daisy Givens of Washington, D.C.; daughter-in-law, Delzola Halsey; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church Lambert's Point, where she may be viewed at 10 a.m. Viewing will be held in Pretlow & Sons Funeral Home today from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. A wake will also be held in New St. James Holiness Church of Christ Disciples from 6 to 8 p.m. today. E.A. Hughes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the online guestbook at www.eahughes.biz.
Eugene Fleenor BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. Eugene Fleenor, age 89, passed away on ednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 28, 1921, in Washington County, Va., a son of the late Sidney and Pearl Murray Fleenor, and has lived all of his life in the area. He was a retired truck driver from Holston Defense. Mr. Fleenor was a U.S., veteran. Mr. Fleenor was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Roderfer Fleenor; sons, David Lynn Fleenor and Larry Fleenor; granddaughter, Tammy Clendenin; brothers, Joe Fleenor, Earl Fleenor, and Herbert Fleenor; sisters, Carrie Barger, Minnie Murray, Ruth Weatherly, Jeanette Houser, and Levine Greer. He is survived by: sons, Allen Fleenor and wife Betty of Corsicana, Texas., Bobby Fleenor and wife Neena of Bristol Tennessee, Roger Dale Fleenor of Blountville; daughters, Wilma Jean Clark and husband Bruce of Bristol Tennessee, Linda Arnold and husband Jerry of Bristol Virginia, Louella McGuire and husband David of Blountville; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six great- great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Mr. Fleenor will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Arnold officiating. The burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, with military honors by the Bristol, Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be great- grandsons and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday and at the home of Wilma Clark at 1512 Kentucky Ave., Bristol, TN. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at
Evelyn Sandridge Wright, Evelyn Sandridge Wright, of Waynesboro, died on Thursday morning, October 7, 2010., Complete arrangements will be announced by McDow Funeral Home.
Evon Gentry Pettyjohn Evon Gentry Pettyjohn, 88, of Lynchburg, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the loving wife of Howard W. Pettyjohn. Born Jan. 20, 1922, in Elkin, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Thurmond and Ennis Gentry. She was a member of West Lynchburg Baptist Church, where she was active with the Dorcas Sunday school class. Evon was also a member of the Lynchburg Women's Club and the Lynchburg Noblettes. She was retired from Pettyjohn Brothers Shoe Manufacturing. In addition to her husband, Evon is survived by her sons, Stephen Pettyjohn, and wife, Betty, of Lynchburg, and David Pettyjohn and wife, Shelia, of Concord, N.C.; her grandchildren, Todd Pettyjohn and wife, Annette, of Lynchburg, and Whitney Rogers and husband, Stacy, of Richmond; and her great-grandchildren, Daniel and Hannah Pettyjohn, of Lynchburg, and Zachary Rogers, of Richmond. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Arvil Gentry. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, Oct. 8, 2010, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at West Lynchburg Baptist Church, with Dr. Robert Putt and the Rev. James Newman officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to West Lynchburg Baptist Church, 303 Memorial Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24501, or Shiners Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, (434) 237-9424. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tharp funeralhome.com.
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B. Jane Falls CHESAPEAKE - B. Jane Falls, 68, passed away Oct. 5, 2010. www.FamilyChoiceFunerals.com . .....
Marshall Jr. Fulton W. Marshall Jr., 75, of Charlottesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at the University of Virginia Medical Center., He was born in Charlottesville on November 4, 1934, the son of the late Fulton W. Marshall Sr. and Mary Bell Harris., He is survived by his wife, Vernetta P. Marshall, to whom he was married 51 years; two sons, Fulton Earl Marshall and his wife, Kari, of Poolesville, Maryland, and James Page Marshall and his wife, Kathie, of Maumelle, Arkansas; and 12 grandchildren., He received a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and a Master's Degree in Elementary and Secondary Education from the University of Arizona. He spent his life educating the children of Albemarle County, where he worked for 35 years. He taught at Crozet Elementary and Henley Middle Schools, and served as the principal of Yancey, Woodbrook and Greer Elementary Schools from 1967 until 2000., Mr. Marshall served in the United States Air Force. He has been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he has served in many capacities, serving for a time as bishop. A great fan of University of Virginia athletics, he ushered basketball and football games for 33 years. Mr. Marshall attended the Miller School of Albemarle in his youth and has maintained a close tie with the school through the Miller School Alumni, acting as treasurer, and through serving as a member of the Miller School board of trustees for 13 years. He has also been involved as a member of the Lions and Elks clubs., A funeral service will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1275 Timberwood Boulevard with Stake President Tom Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens., The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2010, at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home., Memorial contributions may be made to the Miller School Alumni Foundation Fund, P.O. Box 6995, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
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Modesto F. Gay SOUTH MILLS - Modesto Francis Gay, 93, of the 100 block of Old Swamp Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 at .....
Funeral service for. Ms. Genora Lawrence will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment,Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va. The interment to follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911,
COOLEY, Georgina E., 35, entered eternal rest October 6, 2010. Arrangements entrusted to: www.wilsonafs.com
Gladys Jane Mickens Gladys Jane Mickens, 90, of Wingina, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at The University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Born Dec. 23, 1919, in Washington, D.C., a daughter of the late Clarence Mickens and Minnie Morse Mickens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Mickens. She was a restaurant owner in New York and attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory a niece, JoAnne Mickens; two nephews, Richard Mickens and Robert Mickens; and a great-niece, Andrea Mickens. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Shipman, with Pastor Herbert Woodson officiating and the Rev. James Rose eulogist. Interment will follow in the Morse Family Cemetery, Wingina. The family will receive friends the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, (434) 263-4097.
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Thurman G. Godfrey VIRGINIA BEACH - Thurman G. Godfrey, 83, went to be with the Lord Oct. 3, 2010. He is survived by his .....
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Essie M. Halsey NORFOLK - Essie M. "Sassie" Halsey, 96, of the 800 block of West 42nd St., passed Oct. 3, 2010. A native .....
Harvey S. Handy
Oct 8, 2010 EDEN, N.C. — Harvey Swanson Handy, 81, of 6370 Legendary Lane, Wedgefield, S.C., died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Forrest Oakes Health Care in Albemarle. Boone-Reynolds Funeral Home in Eden is in charge of arrangements.
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Helen S. Campbell VIRGINIA BEACH - Helen S. Campbell, 87, passed away peacefully Oct. 5, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Norfolk, Mrs. Campbell was a graduate of Maury High School and The College of William and Mary. Mrs. Campbell taught for many years in the Norfolk Public Schools as an elementary school teacher until her retirement in 1985. She also taught kindergarten at Squires Memorial Presbyterian Church in Ingleside. Mrs. Campbell loved children, valued education, and was a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by her four children, F. Travis Campbell, Anne W. Campbell, H. Peyton Campbell, all of Virginia Beach, Susan C. Hobbs and son-in-law Mark A. Hobbs of Chesapeake; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Frank Campbell and her brother, Alexander A. Smith. The family will receive friends at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, today from noon to 1 p.m. followed by a chapel service at 1 p.m. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com.
She is survived by her daughters, Gail Conway and husband, David, and Ann Grant. She, also, embraced her stepchildren, Scott Hunewill and wife, Laurie, Lee-Ann Fick and husband, David, Janice Ford and husband, Drew, Bill Hunewill, Nancy Wilson and husband, Ken; her two grandsons, are John Conway and wife, Chrissy, and Ben Conway; her stepgrandchildren, Ian and Brittany Hunewill, Jennifer, Sarah and Michael Fick, Corey Archer and wife, Jen, and Eric Archer, and Marcus and Justin Wilson; her five great-grandchildren, Jessica and Aidan Conway, Andrew and Macie Conway, and Travis Hunewill. She is also survived by two brothers and one sister, Brian Gardner and wife, Joyce, Don Gardner, and Cheryl Pearce and husband, Sidney.
Helen T. Weaver CHESAPEAKE - Helen T. Weaver, 86, of the 3300 block of Pine Hill Crescent, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 in a Norfolk hospital. A native of Rockfish, Va., she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Weaver and a son, Robert J. Weaver Jr. Survivors include three daughters, Dianne R. Milam of Stafford, Va., Patricia L. Sanford and husband Edward of Woodbridge, Va., and Kimberly A. Wiatrek and husband Kenneth of Chesapeake; four sons, Wayne R. Weaver and wife Sandra of Gordonsville, Va., Gregory Weaver and wife Katherine of Portsmouth, Michael D. Weaver and wife Angela of Chesapeake and Christopher D. Weaver of Chesapeake; two sisters, Virginia Newberry of Arrington, Va., and Vernelle Culvahouse of Schuyler, Va.; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com
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A funeral for Mrs. Indiana Cooper King will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at the Big Bethel Baptist Church, McKenney, with the pastor, the Rev. A.L. Williams, officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery., Funeral arrangements by the J.M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 11107 Doyle Blvd., McKenney, (804) 478-4411.
HUDGINS (Bock), Isabelle M., 88, of Mechanicsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, with her family at her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Franklin Hudgins Sr.; and son, Charlie Franklin Hudgins Jr. She is survived by her three loving daughters, Linda Eaton and husband, Toney, Brenda Wills and husband, Ray, both of Mechanicsville, and Lisa Zicafoose and husband, Wayne, of Aylett; and a devoted friend, Erwin. "Nanny" had seven loving grandchildren, Jeff, Jill, Jason, Jolie, Jonathan, Jake and Samantha; and seven great-grandchildren, Matthew, Jeremy, Gracie, Joseph, Caleb, Chase and Jordan. Isabelle devoted many years to NARFE and an amazing 24 years to the Blue Star Cowboys Recreation Association in Mechanicsville. The family will receive friend on Sunday, October 10, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Atlee Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, Route 301 and Shady Grove Road. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 11, at the funeral home, with interment to follow in Signal Hill Memorial Park, Hanover. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bon Secours Hospice. The family would like to thank the wonderful nurses in Hospice and Oncology at Memorial Regional Hospital, who dedicated many hours of love to our Mama. www.woodyfuneralhomeatlee.com
DABBS - In loving memory of Joe N. Dabbs, who passed away October 4, 2008. 2 years ago today the Angels of Heaven called you home. Absence on Earth, presence in Spirit. Forever missed. Your niece, Dorothy and family
James E. Dixon, 78, of Charlottesville, has gone fishin'., He was born in Greenville, North Carolina, on July 14, 1932, the son of the late Otis and Helen Dixon. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Adrienne White Dixon., Jimmy was a retired electrician and passed away at his home on Thursday October 7, 2010., He is survived by his two sons, Randall E. Dixon of Charlottesville and Jesse M. Dixon and his wife, Rebecca, of New Gloucester, Maine; five grandchildren, Paul, Holly, Lauran, Hannah and Luke., A funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2010, at the Teague Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens., The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the funeral home., The family would like to thank special friends, Ron, Kristie, Kim, Lynne and Dr. Bruce Clemons and staff for their care and attention to Jimmy., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, P.O. Box 7047, Charlottesville, VA 22906.
James Edward Haga BRISTOL, Tenn. James E. Haga, age 86, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his home. He was born April 8, 1924, in Bristol Tennessee. Mr. Haga was a veteran of, , serving in the European Theatre of Operations. He was issued the Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Theatre Ribbon with six, . He was also awarded the Marksman's Badge with a rifle bar and a machine gun bar. He retired from Burlington Industries, Bristol Plant, with 37 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Stella Haga; and sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Leroy Fuller. He is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Margaret Hawk Haga; sons, Randall Haga and wife Doris of Bristol Virginia, and David Haga of Church Hill, Tenn.; daughters, Deborah Philbrick and husband Ron of Bristol Virginia, Darlene Stacy and husband William of Blountville, Tenn. Also, three grandchildren, Jason Haga and wife Amanda of Piney Flats, Tenn., Clint Philbrick and wife Stacey of Bluff City, Tenn., and Carrie Philbrick of Bristol Virginia; one special little buddy, Donnie Caldwell of Jenkinsburg, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. A graveside service for Mr. Haga will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, in the Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Burnette officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Bristol, Honor Guard. There will be no public visitation. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Haga has requested donations to be made to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942; or Children Miracle Network, P.O. Box 1069, Kingsport, TN 37660. Online condolences may be registered at
James L. LaShure VIRGINIA BEACH - We celebrate the life of James L. LaShure, born in Steinsville, Ind., March 25, 1947, and who passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at age 69. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Mrs. Jeanne LaShure. He is also survived by seven children, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson to include: Wesley, Kimberleigh, Kirsten LaShure and great-grandson, George Wesley LaShure of Chesapeake; Natalie LaShure, grandsons, Garrett B. King of Troy, Ala., and Justice K. LaShure of Norfolk; April LaShure/Benner, grandchildren, Zackary James LaShure and Sierra Raine Benner of Virginia Beach; Fred James LaShure of Richmond, Va.; stepchildren, Adam, Jennifer Goldstein, grandchildren, Benjamin and Zoe Goldstein, all of Carlsbad, Calif.; Billy and Joanne Knight, grandchildren, Abigail and Maggie Knight, all of Robbinsville, N.C., Scott and Paige Stone, grandchildren, Breanna and Chrissy Stone, all of Chesapeake. He attended Indiana University, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was assigned and played on the all-Navy basketball team. He retired from ATT in 1990. He had the distinguished honor of being the Virginia State Commander of the American Legion 1997-98 and life member of his post and instrumental founder of the American Legion Post 110, of which he was the first commander. He was on the Virginia Beach Mayors committee for veteran affairs, and participated in establishing the Veterans Memorial in Virginia Beach. He was member of The Khedive Shriners of North America; was a 32nd Degree member of The Scottish Rite Freemasonry, S.J. USA; a Master Mason in good standing of George W. Wright Lodge 346 in Norfolk; a member of ANAVICUS; and also belonged to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He was instrumental in fighting for the rights of veterans and veteran affairs. His life's biggest passions were for his family, his country, and the Flag. A memorial service will be in New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. A funeral will be in Chandler Funeral Home, Ellettsville, Ind., Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with burial immediately following in Liberty Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the name of James Landis LaShure, American Legion Post 110, "The Boys State Program," P.O. Box 62384, Virginia Beach, VA 23466-2384.
FRANKLIN, James N. Jr., of Natural Bridge, Va., formerly of Richmond, Va., died October 7, 2010. Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later.
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NEWPORT NEWS - Jane E. Jackson, 75, was called to her Heavenly home on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Va. Jane Jackson was born on Nov. 30, 1934.
HANEY, Janie Foster, 97, of Richmond, Va., departed this life on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Mrs. Haney was born September 30, 1913 in Beaverdam, Va. She was a member of Saint Peter's United Methodist Church, Montpelier, Va., and retired from American Tobacco. Janie was preceded in death by her husband, James N. Haney; son, G. Herbert Inge Sr.; and daughter, Mattie Inge Hughes. She is survived by grandsons, Craig Jennings (Linda), G. Herbert Inge Jr. (Kelli), Michael Inge and Wayne Inge (Deborah); six great-grandsons, and one great-great-grandson. Graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, 12609 Patterson Ave., Richmond, Va. 23238, on Saturday October 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. The family wishes to thank everyone who cared for Janie at Alpha House Assisted Living. This was Janie's home since 2001.
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Jewell H. Whitehead
Oct 8, 2010 The funeral for Jewell Hall Whitehead, 76, of Bassett, who died Oct. 6, 2010, at her home, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bassett Funeral Service with the Rev. Lew Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was born Sept. 10, 1934, in Henry County to Haze Hall and Susie Hardie Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Whitehead; a sister, Eulalah Weaver; and four brothers, Charlie Hall, Marvin L. Hall, Carl Wade Hall and Weldon O. Hall. She had worked for the past 10 years at Quality Mart in Collinsville. Surviving are a son, Ronald Eugene Whitehead of Bassett; a sister, Beulah H. Moore of Martinsville; one grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
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Oct 8, 2010 KING, N.C. — John Carlyle Johnson, 67, of King, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. He was born Nov. 26, 1941, in McDowell County, W.Va., to Elsworth Garland Johnson and Nannie Louise Dean Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie Johnson. Surviving are his wife, Sharon Gail Phipps Johnson; five sisters, Sylvia Wade of Martinsville, Va., Linda Petrovich, Eileen Tackett, Brenda Clark and Thelma Tuttle; four brothers, Paul Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Jimmy Johnson and Jackie Johnson. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Slate Funeral Home in King with Brother Chester Wall and Brother Randy Phipps officiating. Burial will be in King Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from noon until time for the service today at the funeral home.
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Larry Allen Jones RUSTBURG - Larry Allen Jones, 71, of Rustburg, formerly of Chesapeake, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. He was born in Durham, .....
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Judy Lee Graves Judy Lee Graves, age 56, of Nokesville, Va., passed away at her home on October 5th, 2010 surrounded by her family., Judy was preceded in death by her father, Bobby G. Orren and her mother, Peggy A. Orren. She is survived by her three children: Wendy Ketner and her husband, Charles of Nokesville, Va., Melissa Martin of Manassas, Va., and Richard Graves, Jr. and his wife, Amanda also of Nokesville, Va. Judy's surviving siblings include three sisters: Debra Orr, Virginia Cooksey and Grace Miller, as well as, one brother, Glenn Orren. She was grandmother to six: Mackenzie, Nathan, Katana, Erin, Mackayla and Vanessa. Judy is also survived by her life-long friend, Ricky Graves. Arrangements have been entrusted to National Funeral Home 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Va. (703) 560-4400. Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday October 9th, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. with interment immediately following at National Memorial Park. Flowers are welcome, or donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the, as well as Capital Hospice. For online condolences please visit
GARRISON, Kenneth Mansfield, 71, of Henrico, died October 5, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford M. Garrison; son, Wayne D. Garrison; and is survived by his mother, Pauline Winstead Brincefield; four children, Stephen E. Armstrong and wife, Cathy, Robert M. Garrison, Cheryl E. Jordan and husband, Larry, and Clifford L. Garrison and wife, Linda; six grandchildren, Jay, Justin, Matthew, Samantha, Chance and Danielle; five sisters, Jackie Guyer and husband, Robert, Nancy Caporli, Patricia Brincefield, Catherine Brincefield and husband, Geoffrey, Judith Webb and husband, Booker; one brother, Jim Brincefield Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Garrison enjoyed fishing, bowling and collecting and, most of all, his family. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a medical service specialist. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2010 in Northern Neck Memorial Park, Rte. 360 East, Callao, Va. 22435.
EL, Kasmin D., entered eternal rest October 4, 2010. Viewing will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday (today) at Wilson & Associates', 5008 Nine Mile Rd. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Unity Baptist Church, 1301 Roseneath Rd., with Pastor Barbara Wynn officiating. www.wilsonafs.com
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MASON, Lawrence L., 89, of Henrico, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Margaret Mason; and son, Stephen D. Mason. Lawrence is survived by his son, Larry L. Mason (Andrea); grandchildren, Nicholas A. Mason, Lawrence Mason II and Joey Mason. He was a retired production manager for the Richmond News Leader and a member of New Bridge Baptist Church. Lawrence was an Army veteran. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 8, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 9. Interment will be at Washington Memorial Park.
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James L. LaShure VIRGINIA BEACH - We celebrate the life of James L. LaShure, born in Steinsville, Ind., March 25, 1947, and who passed .....
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Delores Jean Lafon SUFFOLK - Delores Jean Lafon, 74, was granted her angel wings on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at home with family and .....
Larry Allen Jones RUSTBURG - Larry Allen Jones, 71, of Rustburg, formerly of Chesapeake, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. He was born in Durham, N.C., Nov. 24, 1938, a son of the late Jesse Judson Jones and the late Beulah Grissom Jones. Larry is survived by his life partner, Brenda Neighbors; three sons, a daughter, three sisters and a host of other family and friends. Larry was a member of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry, Local 110, for 50 years. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, (434) 237-9424. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tharpfuneralhome.com.
HICKS, Lavornia, born September 30, 1940, departed this life October 5, 2010. She is survived by her son, Paul Hicks Sr.; sister, Lutricia Miller; brother, Benjamin Hicks; grandson, Paul Hicks Jr.; two great-grandchildren, a host of devoted nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ms. Hicks was a loving mother and friend. She became a rock to all that met her. She will be surely missed. Remains rest at Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave., where funeral services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.
GREGG, Lena Margorie. After a long illness Lena Margorie Gregg departed this life Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Lynchburg, Va. Lena was born in Charles City on April 8, 1933 to the late Oakley and Lena Miles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Gregg, and her sister, Carolyn Miles. While living in Lynchburg, Lena attended Bolling Hill Baptist Church, under the pastorship of Rev. Edward D. Jones Sr. Lena leaves to mourn her death Herman (Sarah, Herman Jr. and Oakley) Miles and Harold (Margie) Miles of Lynchburg, Va., Leslie (Hope) Miles of Charles City, Va.; a devoted brother-in-law, Ret. Lt. General Arthur Gregg; devoted caretakers, Kim Snead and Tyria Tweedy; a devoted cousin, Edna Black; and a host of family and friends. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010 at New Vine Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Edward Jones Sr. officiating and Rev. Dr. Burrell Smith Jr. as eulogist. Mrs. Gregg may be viewed at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Condolences may be sent to www.Davis-Turner.com. Service of comfort rendered by Davis-Turner Funeral Service.
Leon E. Brown III, Leon E. Brown III, 33, of Durrett Town Road, Afton, Virginia, departed this life on Sunday, October 3, 2010, as a result of an automobile accident in Waynesboro, Virginia., He was born on October 26, 1976, in Washington, D.C., to Doresa Ann Wells and Leon Eugene Brown., Leon's hobbies included fishing and watching football. He was a graduate of Nelson County High School and was presently working on adding an addition to his house., Survivors include one daughter, Nneka Brown of Waynesboro, Virginia; his mother, Doresa Ann Wells of Afton, Virginia; his father, Leon Eugene Brown and Dornita of Baltimore, Maryland; seven sisters, Elane Brown, Gloria Brown, Keisha Brown, Leonette Brown, Kimberly Brown, Najah Brown and Quintina Brown, all of Baltimore, Maryland; three brothers, Leon Brown II, Keith Glen and Keenan Brown, all of Baltimore, Maryland; two special aunts, Mary Durrette of Crimora and Darlene (Moses) Dyer of Palmyra, Virginia; one special uncle, Bennett Durrette of Charlottesville; and a host of other aunts uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family., He was preceded in death by a brother, Derrell Brown; and maternal grandmother, Molly Givens., A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010, at Hebron Baptist Church in Afton, Virginia, with the Reverend Shelton Paige officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Waynesboro, Virginia. Repass will be held at Berkeley-Glenn Elementary School in Waynesboro, Virginia following interment., Active pallbearers will be Kevin Awkard, Tyrone Durrette, Arthur Wells, Richard White, Phil White and Alfred Barbour. Flower bearers will be close friends of Leon., Services are entrusted to the Lewis Funeral Home in Waynesboro, Virginia, and viewings can be arranged through them.
Graveside funeral service officiated by the Rev. Chris Morgan will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Petsworth Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.
Memorial services for Mrs. Lina May Conover, of McKenney, who died at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond, will be conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday from the Chapel of the Tucker's Funeral Home, 415 Halifax St., Petersburg; the Rev. Antonio A. Tucker officiating., Arrangements by the Tucker's Funeral Home, 415 Halifax St., Petersburg. A.A. Tucker, funeral director.
A funeral for Mr. Louis G. Baines will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at the Petersburg Chapel of Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. D. Tyrone Brandon Sr. eulogizing and the Rev. David L. Banks Sr. officiating. Interment will full military honors will be held at the Dinwiddie Memorial Park., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the J.M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 530 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, (804) 863-4411.
Departed this life Oct. 3, 2010, Mrs. Lula B. Givens, formerly of Jarrett, Va., She is preceded in death by her husband, James Given,s and two sons, James Wesley Jones and Lou Wallace Jones., She is survived by one stepdaughter, Edith Harris; nine grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; one daughter-in-law, Carrie Jones; and other relatives and friends., Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave., Richmond, Va. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jarrett, Va., where remains will lie in repose one hour prior funeral time. The Rev. Albertine Mason officiating. Interment Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery. Family and friends assemble at the church 10:45 a.m. Saturday., Online condolences can be made at
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Funeral services officiated by the Rev. Fred Reed will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Mara Ezernieks Evans, Mara Ezernieks Evans, 67, of Charlottesville, Virginia, died on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at Hospice House., She was born on February 23, 1943, in Gulbene, Latvia, the daughter of the late Janis and Anna Kesners Ezernieks., Mara and her family immigrated to the United States when she was five years old to Strayhorn, Mississippi, moved to Halls, Tennessee, and finally settled in Memphis, Tennessee. She became a Naturalized Citizen at 13 years old and completed high school in 1961at East High School. She worked for several years as an EEG Technician at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and retired as an Executive Secretary in the banking industry and moved to Charlottesville, Virginia. When crossing the Blue Ridge Mountains at Afton Mountain, Mara proclaimed her new home was the most beautiful place in the world. After establishing our new home she immediately joined the Virginia Master Gardeners' Program. After completing her training she received Letters of Appreciation for working on new Master Gardener Training programs, being a Mentor, a Service Award for volunteering more than 2,000 hours, and earned Master Gardener of the Year for 2004. She received a Letter of Appreciation from the Jefferson Area Board for Aging for her time and caring of their horticulture therapy program and the Healing Arts Garden. Additionally she broadened her learning by completing the Tree Steward Training given through the Virginia Department of Forestry., Mara loved her adopted country, her family, especially the grandchildren and anyone who wanted to talk, learn, or know anything about gardening. She was proud to be of Latvia descent and was always ready to celebrate and share all Latvian customs. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, wonderful personality, always offering encouragement and never letting anything get her down., She is survived by her husband Hayward D. Evans of Charlottesville, Virginia; and her two children, her daughter, Jennifer Tomes and her husband, Keith, of Memphis, Tennessee, and their three children, Sydney Brittain, Sadie Braxton, and Summer Bronwyn; her son, Gregory King and his wife, Bonnie, and their two children, Anna Leigh and Skylar Ross of Memphis, Tennessee; her brother, Uldis and his wife, Linda, of Alexandria, Virginia, and their two children, Kevin and Vanessa. She is also survived by her special cousins, Maruta Krastins and her husband, Evars, Juris Jurbergs and his wife, Gunta, both of Memphis, Tennessee, and Atis Jurbergs and his wife, Diane, of Chicago, Illinois. Special friends in her life were Elsa Powell and Wanda White, both of Memphis, Tennessee. Other special friends were Tom Walsh, Dr. Sue McCoy, Charlotte Herbert, Margie Giuliano, Suzanne Drinkard, Larry and Elizabeth Randall, M. Adamson, Grif and Jane Ann Griffis and many of the other Master Gardeners for their friendship and support the last several months., The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Doctor Susan Modesitt, Doctor Melissa Henrietta, RN, Jana Briedis-Ruiz, cancer coordinator, entire University of Virginia Oncology Department, entire staff at the Infusion Center at University of Virginia Medical Center; nurses, Mary Dillon, Kathy Roach, Suzanna, Sara and Ann with Hospice of the Piedmont and nurses, Lori Connolly, Wendy and Amber and the entire staff at the Hospice House., A memorial service will be held 12 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at the Chapel of Hill and Wood Funeral Home, 201 North First Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.
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Marjorie M. Young VIRGINIA BEACH - Marjorie M. Young died unexpectedly in the home she was born in while visiting her sister in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada, Sept. 29, 2010. She was the daughter of John and Ursula Thomas and the widow of U.S. Navy Cmdr. Howard I. Young. Her parents and brothers, William Thomas and Harvey Thomas of Ontario, Canada preceded her in death; as did her sister, Helen Reiger of Pensacola, Fla. Mrs. Young is survived by her daughter, Paige Crunk and husband Barry; her son, Greg Young and his wife Kim, all of Virginia Beach; and a sister, Mary C. Thomas of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. She was a proud "Maw-Maw" to her grandchildren, Courtney Crunk McIntosh and husband Donald, Dane Crunk, Trevor Young, and Haley Young. Marge and Howie had a wonderful marriage and together experienced both the unique joys and friendships that were formed in the tight-knit naval aviation community, as well as the challenges that came with the Vietnam War. As the Skipper's wife, she was a strong support to the squadron wives. Her joy came from playing bridge with her friends, working in her garden and entertaining in her home. Many were the lucky beneficiaries of her homemade soup. She was very active in her church where she participated on the bereavement committee and was a frequent supporter of the food pantry. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Food Pantry at Eastern Shore Chapel. Mrs. Young will be buried at a later date with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Martha Ann D. Bradshaw NEWSOMS - Martha Ann Darden Bradshaw, 67, died Oct. 6, 2010 at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was born in Isle of Wight County, one of 16 children of the late Elmer and Martha Gardner Darden. Mrs. Bradshaw was retired from Parker Drug Company and was a member of the Franklin Fire and Rescue Ladies Auxiliary. She attended Newsoms Baptist Church. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 47 years, Charles E. "Frog" Bradshaw; a daughter, Trina B. Johnson (Ronald) of Courtland; two sons, Heath Bradshaw (Deborah) and Michael Bradshaw, all of Newsoms; five grandchildren, Heather and Hannah Bradshaw, Caleb Bradshaw, and Chase and Carter Johnson; four sisters, Nell Kauss, Lucille Blanchard, Lois Turner, Vicky Leake; three brothers, Cliff, Phillip "Popcorn," and James "Bro" Darden; and a special sister-in-law, May M. Winters. A graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Southampton Memorial Park with the Rev. Jason Wise and the Rev. Curtis Faison officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, and suggests memorials be made to Newsoms Baptist Church, P.O. Box 297, Newsoms, VA 23874, or , c/o Kathy Worrell, 717 Fairview Drive, Franklin, VA 23851. www.wrightfuneralhome.org.
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Ms. Mary B. Harper, 78, of 233 Mercer St. Petersburg, departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg., She was born in North Carolina May 26, 1932, to the late Dora Applewhite Brown and John Brown. Mary was employed as a housekeeper at Fort Lee for 10 years and later became alamac machine operator for over 10 years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Babe Ruth Brown, William Brown, David Brown, George Brown and Alan Brown, and her son, John Michael Harper., Ms. Harper leaves to cherish her memories: a son, Larry Brown; a daughter, Joan Harper Smith (Anthony); five stepchildren, Linda Jones (George), Brenda Pope, Michael Pope, Kenneth Pope and Johnny Pope; two grandchildren, James Pope "Chubby" and Yakee Moore; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Raleigh Brown; a nephew, Gregory Brown; four nieces, Stephanie B. Greene, Gail Braswell, Wilma Braswell and Marjorie Ward; five best friends, Mary Shaw, Sherry Holland, Geraldine S. Jones, Hinton Turner "Hot Dog," Janice William; a host of cousins other relatives and friends., A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at the Chapel of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg, with the Rev. William N. Bland Jr., pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church, Petersburg, officiating. The interment will be in Dinwiddie Memorial Park, Dinwiddie. The family will assemble 10 a.m. at the residence on the day of the service., Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. Please send online condolences to
Funeral services officiated by the Rev. Ed Pruitt, the Rev. Suzanne Gibson and the Rev. Richard Linger will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Central United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Windsor Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. The family will also be receiving friends on Saturday prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church.
Mary E. Shiner CHESAPEAKE - Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Shiner, 80, passed away Oct. 4, 2010. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 8, at Great Bridge United Methodist Church. The interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Great Bridge Chapel, Chesapeake. Friends are invited to sign the online guest book and send condolences to www.omanfh.com.
Mary C. Turlington VIRGINIA BEACH - Mary Conaway Turlington, 67, passed away Oct. 7, 2010. www.FamilyChoiceFunerals. com.
CARTER, Mr. Melvin D., of Richmond, Va., passed away October 4, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred B. and Amy B. Carter; siblings, Elsie M. Stanley and Charlie Carter Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory four sons, Melvin Jr., Vernon and Michael Carter (Yolanda), and Eric Phillips; two daughters, Miranda T. and Shantae Bates; three sisters, Sadie and Rosetta Carter and Susie James; three brothers, Samuel and Alfred Carter and Charles Morgan; one aunt, Mary Green; eight grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends; among them devoted, Al Royal (Butta), Elmore Jones, Eugene Lewis, Tony Ellis, Sarah and Doris Carter, Theresa Coles and Sallie Ann Phillips. His remains rest at the W.S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home, 2700 North Ave. Funeral services will be conducted at the Watkins Community Chapel, 2701 Garland Ave., on Saturday, October 9, at 1 p.m. Rev. Norris Lewis, officiant. Interment Riverview Cemetery.
Melvin F. Allison SALTVILLE, Va. Melvin F. Allison, age 92, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at his home. He was born July 16, 1918, to the late Albert W. Allison and Mary Walls Allison. He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Lee Taylor Allison; one brother, Herman Allison; and one sister, Maxie Cannon. He was a U.S., veteran of the Korean conflict. Survivors include two sons, Kyle W. "Skip" Allison and wife Rebecca of Bristol Virginia, and Allen F. Allison of Saltville, Va.; one brother, Anthony Allison and wife Carla, Portsmouth, Va.; three sisters, Evelyn and husband Kyle Hayden, Saltville, Marie Hayden, Glade Spring, Va., and Corrina and husband Kyle Woodward of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one grandson, Michael W. Allison; two granddaughters, Lisa Surber and husband Jim, Nikki Allison; one great-granddaughter, Beth Surber; and two great-grandsons, Chris Allison, Dylan Waddell; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services for Melvin Allison will be on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Mount Rose Cemetery with his brother- in-law, Rev. John Taylor officiating and will include military rites. The family will receive friends at the Henderson Funeral Home from noon until 1:40 p.m. on Saturday prior to the graveside service. Online condolences may be made to
Michael "Mike" Keith Howze FRANKLIN, Tenn. Mr. Michael "Mike" Keith Howze, age 51, Oct. 5, 2010. Graduate of Sullivan East High School in 1977 and graduate of the University of Tennessee 1982 with a BS degree in civil engineering, owner and CEO of Howze Engineering & Surveying Company. Preceded in death by father, Everette D. "Ed" Howze Jr. Survived by mother, Janette Howze of Johnson City, Tenn.; brother, Bryn Howze of Kingston, Tenn.; sister, Donna (Gary) Richardson of Palm Harbor, Fla.; friend and companion, Judy Lovell of Franklin; nephews, Jon Michael and Jeremy Richardson; and other loving family members. Memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at Piney Flats United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Piney Flats United Methodist Church. Williamson Memorial Funeral Home , 615-794-2289.
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Modesto F. Gay SOUTH MILLS - Modesto Francis Gay, 93, of the 100 block of Old Swamp Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 at Carolina House. Mr. Gay was a native of Manhattan, N.Y., son of the late Giovanni and Felicetta Gay and husband of Elsie Louise Horton Gay of the residence. He was a retired manager of an officers club, a member of Holy Trinity Catholic VFW Post No. 6060, and the 17th Airborne Division Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Judith Lynn Gallant of Fall River, Mass.; two sons, Charles Frank Oliver and wife Jaye of West Lake Village, Calif., and James Lee Oliver and wife Sharn of South Mills; a sister, Pauline Olha of Virginia Beach; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Francis Olha of Virginia Beach. A graveside funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Father Jaime Perez officiating and military honors rendered by the VFW Post No. 3160. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, is serving the Gay family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.
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Pauline W. Modlin SUFFOLK - Pauline West Modlin, 86, passed away on Oct. 6, 2010. A native of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, she .....
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Myrtle N. Schomaker NORFOLK - Myrtle Newman Schomaker, 98, of the 300 block of E. McGinnis Circle, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at her home. Born in Princess Anne County, to the late Janie and George Newman, Myrtle was a member of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church and the Ladies of the Moose. She was the retired owner of Schoe's Drive-In. Myrtle was the widow of George H. Schomaker and is survived by a daughter, Jean F. Weatherly; three sisters, Charlotte Drewry, Lector Newman, Phyllis Styron and husband J.L.; two brothers, Ray Newman and wife Joyce and Guy Newman and wife Bonnie; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son-in-law, Joe Weatherly; four sisters, Elizabeth Murrell, Alice Ballance, Elby Burns, Lector Newman; and two brothers, George Newman Jr. and Norman Newman. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Dr. Prentis McGoldrick officiating. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
Following her retirement from the WJCC school system, Mrs. Bradshaw co-authored Velkommen til Norge, A Pictorial History of Norge, Virginia with Frances Hamilton; as well as editing the book Tales from Oral Histories of James City County. Mrs. Bradshaw also continued to be active in the community, volunteering with the James City County Fair Committee, James City County Historical Commission, the Libraries at Norge Elementary School and Lafayette High School, and at Child Development Resources. In 2004, she was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Chippokes Plantation Farm Foundation.
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GALBRAITH, Pamela Rae, 61, of Sandston, passed away October 6, 2010, after a short battle with cancer. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, David Galbraith; children, Jodi Bailey and husband, Matt, Jami Hyndshaw and husband, Chad, Charles David Galbraith "Beau" and wife, Melanie, Dustin Galbraith and special friend, Sarah Bizanovich; her father and stepmother, Paul and Janet Abercrombie of Warsaw, Ind.; brothers, Loren Abercrombie and wife, Lucy, of Albuquerque, N.M., Peter Abercrombie and wife, Diane, of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandchildren, Macayla, Haley, Parker, Aubrey, Ryleigh, Payton and Indy. Pamela was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Perkins Abercrombie. She was an employee of McGuireWoods Law Firm, an avid baseball fan and animal lover. Pamela served as secretary of the Sandston Youth Association, on the Freeman High School Booster Club, as a cheerleading coach for the Sandston Jets Football Team, as volleyball team mom at Douglas Freeman High School, as scorekeeper for the Richmond Braves South AAU baseball club for 6 years, scorekeeper for Freeman High School baseball team for 4 years and scorekeeper, for 4 years, for the American Legion Baseball Team Post #125. The family will receive friends at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 8, and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 9, with services following at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Henrico Humane Society, 10421 Woodman Road, Richmond, Va. 23228, or The SPCA, 2519 Hermitage Rd., Richmond, Va. 23220.
Pansy Lou Boling LYMAN, S.C. Pansy Lou Boling, 89, born April 12, 1921, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Boling; daughter, Lois Miller; parents, Dayton Mottern and Mae Blackburn Mottern. She is survived by one daughter, Mae Caudle and husband Carl, Lyman; two sons, Carl Boling and wife Carol, Henderson, N.C., Sam Boling and wife Rhonda, Topeka, Kan.; nine grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church, 1727 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, TN. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. with Rev. Paul E. Johnson and Rev. Michael Turner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Dingus, Brooks Shipley, Hank Hill, Matthew Boling, Nathan Dingus and Charles Boling. Please visit
Paris Renee Hall Paris Renee Hall, two, of Madison Heights, joined God's legion of angels on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, after a courageous battle against Leukemia. She was born Sept. 9, 2008, in Lynchburg to LeKeshia Renee Kyle and Trevor Wayne Hall. She was preceded in death by her maternal great grandfather, Lawrence Stewart Jr., and William Kyle and her paternal great-grandfathers Leroy Hall and Roosevelt Gilbert. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Tarsha Stewart, of Madison Heights, and William Kyle, of Waynesboro; her paternal grandparents, Kerry "Gary" Waller and Marilyn Hall, of Altavista; three aunts, Destiny and Arielle Kyle, of Madison Heights, and Jhanikya Miller, of Lynchburg; three uncles, Corey Hubbard and Sinclair Hall, of Altavista, and William DeAndre Kyle, of Madison Heights; maternal great-grandparents, Janice and James King, of Madison Heights, Lewis and Daisy Rose, of Amherst; two paternal great-grandmothers, Dewilla Hall, of Hurt, and Emily Gilbert, of Woodbridge; two great-great grandmothers, Elsie Stewart, of Amherst, and Elizabeth Lewis, of Hurt; many great-aunts and uncles, Latania and Valdez Stewart, Phillip, Sabrina and Sharon Kyle, all of Madison Heights, Katrina Diggs and Lewis Rose III, of Amherst, Lisa Gilbert, of Altavista, Patricia Johnson, of Gretna, Carrie Gilbert, of Woodbridge, and Leroy Hall Jr., of Hurt; her godparents, Nicole Jackson, of Brookneal, and Matthew Pannell, of Long Island, Monica and Lewis Rose II, of New Jersey; and a host of other relatives and friends, including her honorary aunts and uncles, Amber Brown, Marciesse Lewis, Shavena Davis and Jonathan Pannell. Paris shared a special bond with her cousins and playmates, Sinaya Hall, Valdez Stewart II and Khalif Abdussamad. The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to her aunt Anna Rose for her devotion and attention to Paris during her illness. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at ScottZion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Harry E. Braxton Jr. eulogist. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Her remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The family is receiving friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today, Oct. 8, 2010, at Community Funeral Home and other times at 156 Hilldale Lane, Madison Heights and 1312 5th St., Altavista. The cortege will assemble at 156 Hilldale Lane. Condolences may be e-mailed to comfuneral @aol.com. Community Funeral Home is directing.
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Pauline W. Modlin SUFFOLK - Pauline West Modlin, 86, passed away on Oct. 6, 2010. A native of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Olan Joseph West and Erma Holland West. She was also predeceased by her husband, Jesse L. Modlin; sister, Linda M. Lynch and brother, James O. West. Pauline was a very active member of Bethlehem Christian Church where she was past president of the Ladies Star Class, member of the Staley Circle, served on the Deacon Board and was instrumental in planning the building of Graham Hall. She also enjoyed her work as a volunteer in the gift shop of Obici Hospital and with Meals on Wheels. Pauline was the assistant manager at F.W. Woolworth Company for more than 40 years. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy E. Modlin of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren, John Michael Terry, Mark Christopher Terry and Kevin Lynn Terry; one great-grandchild, Christian Blake Terry; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Betty West; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at Bethlehem Christian Church Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Wayne Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends can join the family for visitation at the Tom West residence. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Bethlehem Christian Church Building Fund, 1549 Holland Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Consulate Healthcare in Windsor and Heartland Hospice for their loving care of Pauline. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.
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She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Curtis Clay Edwards; two sisters, Lola Murray and Mae Moore; three brothers, William Cone, Walter Cone and Glen Cone; and son-in-law, Rick Andrews.
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Mrs. Reba T. Wells, of Petersburg, Va., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at the Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, Va. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911,
D'ORAZIO, Reta (nee Wixon), of Grand Island, N.Y., died October 6, 2010. She was the beloved wife of 58 years of Lou D'Orazio; devoted mother of Brian Patrick (Teresa) D'Orazio of Fredricksburg, Va. and Rebecca Orton; loving grandmother of Rachel Orton; dear sister of Faye Summerlin and the late Alta Thompson and Neva Johnson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grand Island Fire Company, 2275 Baseline Rd., Grand Island, N.Y. 14072 or Island Presbyterian Church 1822 Huth Rd., Grand Island N.Y., 14072, where memorial services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m.
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Rheba Haga Casteel ABINGDON, Va. Rheba Haga Casteel, a life long resident of Washington County, Va., passed away on Oct. 6, 2010, in the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie, Va. She was born the daughter of the late Herschel Steele Haga and Nora Lee Miller Haga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burns Casteel; six brothers; and three sisters. She was a member of the Abingdon United Methodist Church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews; and her three sisters-in-law, Wilma Haga of Bristol Tennessee., Mildred Morgan of Abingdon, Mabel Casteel of St. Augustine, Fla. Graveside services for Rheba Haga Casteel will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the graveside in the Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol Virginia with the Rev. Walter Weikel officiating. The family will receive friends at the Frost Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, from 10 until 11 a.m. The family will not go in procession but will gather at the Mountain View Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. at the gravesite. A special thank you from the family to Hospice of Southwest Virginia, Valley Health Care Center and to her special friend and caregiver, Marie Buttry. Honorary pallbearers will be Marie Buttry, Zetta Mullins, Angie Dixon, Helen Widner, Linda Jones and Mary Wimmer, who were her trusted caregivers. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Abingdon United Methodist Church, 101 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210. Online condolences can be submitted to the family at
Oct 8, 2010 The funeral for Richard Allen Valentine, 56, who died Oct. 2, 2010, at Mountain Valley Hospice in Dodson, N.C., was held Thursday at Stanfield Miller Funeral Home with Dr. Louis Simmons officiating. Burial was in the Mount Olivet East Christian Church cemetery. Pallbearers were Clifford Beal, Jim Millner, Bernard Kidd, Kenneth Hairston, Herbert Valentine and Louis Simmons.
YORKTOWN - Robert Grove "Bob" McFarland Jr., 78, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and resident of Yorktown for five years, passed away with family by his side on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010.
JOHNSON In loving Memory of Deacon Robert W. Johnson on the 15th anniversary of his home going. We miss that soft spoken, kind, dignified, giving and forgiving person who was eager to listen and to share unconditionally. You gave yourself faithfully with each step of your journey through life. I'll continue to hold my head up and smile knowing you are still with me in spirit. Lovingly, Elizabeth
KUSTERER Robert W. "Bobby" 1/23/26 - 10/8/09 Bobby, you were the most thoughtful, considerate and generous uncle anyone could ever ask for. Your compassion for so many people was a rare and very special quality. Know that you are truly missed, loved, and will always have a very special place in your family and friends' hearts. When I lost you, I lost much more than an uncle, but I know you are enjoying eternal life with our Lord in Heaven. Love, Peggy Gress Cocke
Robert Michael Tanner, 74, of Madison, died on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at the Martha Jefferson Hospital., He was born on November 23, 1935, in Madison, the son of the late Charlie Russell Tanner and Ruby Estes Tanner. He was also preceded in death by a son, Timothy Glenn Gaines Tanner; and a sister, Virginia Catherine Tanner., Bobby was owner and operator of Farmer Service Center in Madison. He was a member and elder of the Fairview Christian Church and former Sunday School Superintendent, life member of the Madison Volunteer Fire Company, NRA, Madison Young Farmers, Wolftown Ruritan, a former member of Madison Jaycees and former Hunters Education and Gun Safety instructor., He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan Rosson Tanner of Madison; a daughter, Tracy Tanner Bond and her husband, William R. Bond III of Stanardsville; sons, Thomas Michael Tanner Sr. and Todd Thornhill Tanner and his wife, Geneva "Pete", all of Madison; a brother, J. Russell Tanner and his wife, Nancy of Madison; six grandchildren, Christy Rene "C.R." Tanner, Dana Michelle Weaver, Thomas Michael Tanner Jr. and companion, Michelle Longley, Christopher Robert Tanner Beard, Karen E. McDaniel, and Kendall M. McDaniel; and a step-granddaughter, Catina Hurlock Irving; four great-grandchildren; many lifelong friends and special friends, Cindy J. Green and Dr. Fletcher Askew, Nancy Breeden and Steve Grayson., A memorial service will be held 8 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2010, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison with family visitation before the service from 5:30 until 8 p.m., Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Christian Church Building Fund or Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 19, Hood, VA 22723.
Roger A. Cash RAPHINE, Roger Allen Cash, 60, of St. Marys Road, died on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at his residence., Henry Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Roger Terry Mangus Roger Terry Mangus, 65, passed away peacefully at his home in The Villages, Fla., Oct. 6, with his wife and children by his side, after a lenghtly illness. Mr. Mangus was born in Amonate, W.Va., and moved to The Villages in 2006 from Bristol Virginia. He was a member of the Euclid Avenue Baptist Church and was a graduate of Bristol Commercial College. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 38 years where he retired as postmaster in Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee. Roger enjoyed golf, playing cards and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Mangus was a, veteran where he earned a, . He was preceeded in death by his wife, Judy Beavers Mangus; and parents, Raymond and Pearl Miller Mangus. Survivors include his wife, Mozelle King Mangus of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Darren and Kris Mangus of West Grove, Pa.; daughter, Kimberly Mangus of Abingdon, Va.; one stepson, David Nunn of Clinton, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Ryan and Tyler Mangus; two step- grandchildren, David and Logan Nunn; three sisters; Mrs. Francis Cannetti, of Odenton, Md., Mrs. Sandy Osborn of Lanhan, Md., and Mrs. Carol and Roy Lambert of Lexington, S.C. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Mausoleum with the Rev. Eddie Leonard officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Bristol, Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday, Oct 8, 2010 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol. Online condolences may be registered at
Ronny Vandon Cook Ronny Vandon Cook, of Montclair Virginia, died Monday, October 4, 2010 at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, Virginia at the age of 72., Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, David Cook; his daughters, Sharon Manderson and Michelle Cook; son-in-law, Jim Manderson; daughter-in-law Christi Cook; and four grandchildren; Christopher Cook, Austin Cook, Heather Manderson and Sarah Manderson. He is also survived by his two brothers, Ace and Clifford Cook, and his sister Peggy York., Mr. Cook was born May 21, 1938, in Itmann, West Virginia to the late Clifford and Isabel Cook. He graduated from Mullens High School where he lettered in all sports and held the high-scoring basketball record for over 25 years. He attended West Virginia Tech where he met his devoted wife Marilyn and earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting. He later received a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Southern Methodist University., Retiring after 30 years of service, Ronny was an auditor for the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Justice. During the 1980s, he and his wife owned and operated a video rental business, "The Video Shop", in Manassas Virginia., Ronny loved golf, bird watching, sports and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed history of the Old West and enjoyed traveling there with his wife Marilyn., A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home in Woodbridge Virginia at 1:30 p.m. Family and friends are invited to the Cook home after the service for refreshments and fellowship. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and the . Arrangements by Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home of Woodbridge.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Ivy Baptist Church, 50 Maple Avenue, Newport News, Va. Interment to follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
Sally Ann Kauzlarich, Sally Ann Kauzlarich, died peacefully at the Hospice House, in Charlottesville, Sunday, October 3, 2010., Sally was married for 58 years to James J. Kauzlarich and was a registered nurse at the University of Virginia Medical Center from 1973 until 1988 and from 1989 until 1990., Sally was born on June 30, 1930, and raised by her paternal grandparents, Howard and Anna, in Unadilla, New York. She graduated as class Salutatorian from Unadilla Central High School. She attended Elmira College from September 1947 until June 1949 and obtained her pre-nursing certificate. She then went to Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in New York with a Dean Sage Memorial Scholarship and graduated in September 1952., She met her husband, Jim, when she was at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital on a blind date and enjoyed telling the story of how she fell in love., She is survived by her brothers, Phil Smith and Roger Burr; her four children and their spouses, Ann Kauzlarich and Greg Miller, John Kauzlarich and Patti Kauzlarich, Susan Kauzlarich and Peter Klavins, and Jane Kauzlarich and Gene Ward; with 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several devoted nieces and nephews., She was an active member of St. Paul's Memorial Church, serving on the vestry and other committees. She was a life-long Democrat and active member of the League of Women Voters., Sally was generous and caring to her many friends and family. She was well-loved by her grandchildren and remembered for her interest in their concerns and successes. Sally was artistic, spending time being a potter and distributing many pieces both through craft fairs and to her many friends and family. She was an avid gardener, hiker and enjoyed traveling to England, meeting new people and having new experiences. She made many friends throughout her life with her vivacious spirit, great sense of humor and zest for life., Sally's life will be celebrated in a memorial service 11 a.m Saturday, October 9, 2010, at St. Paul's Memorial Church at the University.
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Shirley Edda Borges PORTSMOUTH - Shirley Edda "Mrs. Broadway" Borges, 71, co-owner of Broadway Records in Portsmouth, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2010. She was born in La Ceiba, Honduras in Central America. Shirley came to the United States in 1950 with her mother, Ethel. They settled in the west side of Manhattan's "Hell's Kitchen" in New York City. Shirley graduated from Central Commercial High School for girls in Manhattan. Upon graduation, Shirley used her skills to become an executive secretary for Local Electric Union No. 3 and the Gruen Watch Company. In 1968, Shirley was introduced to a young man named Ernest, which began a love story that spanned 42 years. In 1980, Shirley and Ernest settled in Hampton Roads. They began a small record business in flea markets and then in 1993 opened the popular Broadway Records in Portsmouth. Shirley and Ernest especially shared a love of music and one of her last wishes was that Broadway Records stay open. In this day of downloading and bootlegging, that is going to be a challenge for Ernest, but he is determined to see her wish through. Shirley was predeceased by her beloved son, Michael "Mikey" Wilcher and her beloved granddaughter, Helga Wilcher. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Borges Jr. of Portsmouth; her daughters, Michele Del Prior and Laura Evans, both of Warrington, Pa.; her grandchildren, William "Lil Billy" Del Prior, Elizabeth Del Prior and great-granddaughter, Novalee Wilcher. She is also survived by countless friends who filled her final days with love. Shirley's favorite phrase was, "I did it my way," and as a wife, mother or as a businesswoman, she certainly did. A public viewing will be held today, Oct. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Catholic Church, 518 High St., Portsmouth. A private burial will be held in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge.
Spencer Harrison Clark Spencer, 42, died at his home in Lakewood, Colo., on Sept. 15, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife, Marilee, and precious daughter, Isabella; his parents, Dr. Joe and Elinor Ann Clark, of Lynchburg; his brother and sister-in-law, Evan and Theda Clark, and stepson, Josh, of Winchester. Spencer graduated from E.C. Glass High School and the University of Colorado Business School. For the past 15 years, Spencer has dedicated his time to Dynamic Solutions Incorporated in both domestic and international sales management. His interest in business was sparked by Junior Achievement at Glass. He spoke several languages, a love also encouraged by his teachers. Spencer had an easy smile, and he loved skiing on snow and water, flying his plane and fly fishing, all crafts he enjoyed teaching others. A memorial service was held at Bethany Luthern Church in Cherry Creek, Colo., on Sept. 20, 2010. A visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Westminster Canterbury in the Hume Room. Gifts in Spencer's memory may be given to The Family Tree Organization, 3805 Marshall St., Wheatridge, CO 80033.
Steven Huffard Olinger SALTVILLE, Va. Steven Huffard Olinger, age 51, went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Eden and Vinnie Marshall; and his paternal grandparents, Roy and Clara Olinger. He is survived by his children, Jason Daniel Olinger and Tonya Marie Olinger; his former wife and best friend, Deborah Olinger, all of Cabot, Ark.; also surviving are his parents, Joebob and Betty Olinger, Saltville; and two sisters, Terri Frye, and Joannou Olinger, of Saltville; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was a veteran of the, . He was born April 18, 1959, in Saltville and attended R.B. Worthy High School where he graduated in 1978. Steve had a kind heart and a special love for life - he never met anyone who wasn't a friend. He will be missed on this side of life, but he is happily waiting by the river to meet us all someday. Funeral services for Steven Olinger will be Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at 7 p.m. with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville. Flowers will be appreciated or a memorial contribution may be made to the Saltville Rescue Squad. Online condolences may be made to
Steven W. Cowardin 8/31/1952 - 10/5/2009 A loving heart stopped beating. All your hard work is now at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me He only takes the best. I miss you, Steve. Love, Mom
Susie Kate Self Banton of Scottsville departed this life on Thursday, October 7, 2010., She was born on August 4, 1924, in Buckingham County, the daughter of the late John Holman Self and Bessie Winfrey Self., She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Wood Banton in 2001; her eldest son, Glenn Carlton Banton Sr. in February 2010; and her grandson, Glenn Carlton Banton Jr. in 1999., She is survived by one son, Raymond Earl Banton and his wife, Monica, David L. Banton and his wife, Donna; three granddaughters, Stephanie L. Baird and her husband, Brandon, Angie C. Hunt and her husband, Kenny, and Terry Anderson and her husband, Wayne; 12 great-grandchildren, Cody Banton, Anthony Banton, Amy Banton, Ashley Smith, Bryson Baird, Samantha Banton, casey and Heather Hunt, Joey Hunt, Rebecca and Brian Thomas and J. T. Anderson; two sisters, Annie Margaret Self and Bessie Holman Self Rush and her husband, Gordon., Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Dunkum Funeral Home in Dillwyn with interment at Sharon Baptist Church cemetery., The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2010, at the funeral home., Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont.
Baby Tason Julian Proffitt departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010., He is survived by his parents, Floyd J. Proffitt and Tamara J. Lightfoot; two sisters, Katelyn and Ashleigh; one brother, Austin; grandparents; great-grandparents; aunts and uncles; and a host of friends and relatives., A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, 3857 Rising Mount Zion Road, Sandston, Va.; the Rev. Dr. Vincent Smith, pastor, and the Rev. Carla Lightfoot, eulogist., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911,
Teresa Ann Treadwell MORGANTON, N.C. Teresa Ann Treadwell, 53, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at her residence with her mother by her side. She was born in Bristol Tennessee, on June 4, 1957, to Sarah Treadwell Harris and the late W.H. Treadwell Jr. Teresa was active in her church, First Baptist Church in Bristol Virginia, with 13 years of perfect attendance in rehearsals and performances for the church youth choirs. After joining the First Presbyterian Church in Morganton, she became a member of the Sanctuary Choir. She had attended Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon, Va., and Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, where she earned her CNA Certificate. She was a certified nurses' aide, caring for the homebound elderly. She was a faithful volunteer at Grace Heights Nursing Home. In addition to her mother, Teresa is survived by brothers, Bill Treadwell III and wife, Betty, and Randy Treadwell and wife, Sherry; a sister, Penny Treadwell Strickland and husband, John; stepsister, Peggy Harris Mardosa and husband Steve of Raleigh, N.C.; step-brother, Grant Harris of Morganton; seven nephews and nieces; and a host of great-nephews and great-nieces. Teresa was preceded in death by her father, W.H. "Bill" Treadwell Jr. and step-father, G. Ted. Harris. A celebration of Teresa's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church in Morganton. The family will receive friends in the church parlor from 10 until 11 a.m. prior to the service. A committal service will be held in Shelby Hills Cemetery in Bristol Tennessee, at a later date. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements in Morganton and Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of the Bristol arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting, or
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COTTRILL, Thomas Eugene "Geno," left this world on October 4, 2010. He is survived by mother, Joetta Foster; fathers, Le'Roy Childs, Jesse Cottrill and Don Brashaw; children, Thomas, Patience and Lewis; siblings, Urck, Donita, Barry, Jessica and Deonna. Wake Services to be held at Hamner-McMillian Funeral Home, 1400 S. Main St., Blackstone, Va., on Friday, October 8, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and Monday, October 11, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. For more information call 804-350-5531.
Thomas Edward Musser RURAL RETREAT, Va. Thomas Edward Musser (Mr. Strong) passed into heaven Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at 2:38 p.m. at, in Memphis, Tenn. He was held by his parents and surrounded by the loving staff at the hospital. Thomas was born Aug. 8, 2001, and at the age of 3 Â½ was diagnosed with leukemia. He fought hard and never complained. He enjoyed life to the fullest and was a testament to us all about hope, love and joy. He loved his family and friends. He loved school when he could attend. He loved baseball. He always said without a doubt in the world he was going to play for the Pittsburg Pirates when he grew up. He loved swimming and playing with his dogs. He loved playing with his brothers; they were his life-line. His spirit and courage touched the lives of everyone he knew. His smile and wonderful hugs warmed the hearts of all of all he touched. His absence leaves a vast hole in our hearts. To summarize his life with words would be impossible. The closest words that come to mind are trust. He trusted his God, his family and the doctors. And Love, a pure love for family, friends and life that sickness could not break, pain could not shake and death cannot take away. In the midst of our sorrow, we take comfort in the words of King David at the death of his son, that we will go to him one day. Thomas is survived by his parents, Ed and Lisa Musser; and his brothers, Matthew and Andrew, all of Rural Retreat; his grandparents, Rector and Linda Currin of Sugar Grove, Va., and Mike and Carol Musser of Rural Retreat; his aunt, Robin Musser of Abingdon, Va.; uncle, Mick and aunt Melissa Musser; and cousins, Garret, Abby and Ben, all of Rural Retreat; uncle John and aunt Nancy Currin; and cousins, Brian and Katie, all of Blacksburg, Va. Over the years of his treatment at, , we grew close to many people we consider our family. The staff at the hospital cared for him as if he were their own. Thomas and our family have a special love for them all including Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., his primary leukemia doctor and Wing H. Leung, M.D., his bone marrow transplant doctor. In addition, we grew to adore and love many of the nurse practitioners, physicians' assistants, nurses and staff. There are too many to list. We are thankful for the many additional years they gave us with Thomas. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at 3 p.m. at Cedar Bluff Baptist Church, Atkins, Va., with Reverend Eddie Beck officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion, Va. Instead of flowers, donations can be made in Thomas' honor at, ; or you can consider becoming a partner in Hope for the hospital. Both can be made on the hospital's Web site at, or, , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at
Thurman G. Godfrey VIRGINIA BEACH - Thurman G. Godfrey, 83, went to be with the Lord Oct. 3, 2010. He is survived by his children, Tonya Kulenguski and her husband Robert, Tracy Sierzchula and husband David, Greg Godfrey and wife Connie, Robert Godfrey, and Dana Godfrey; his grandchildren, Jason Kulenguski, Tara Ramey, Brittany Godfrey, Alex Godfrey, Katherine Godfrey, Kevin Godfrey and Kristen Godfrey; and one great-grandchild, Miss Ellie Kulenguski. He is also survived by a brother, Albert Godfrey; and his sisters, Nina Sykes, Jakie Phelps and Shirley Hamn. Mr. Godfrey was an expert navigator with the U.S. Merchant Marines for more than 40 years. He retired to take care of his beloved wife during her long and difficult illness. He enjoyed tending his large vegetable garden on his property in Currituck County, North Carolina for the benefit of family and neighbors. On most days, until his death, he could still be found tinkering at home in his workshop and on his two boats. However, his greatest joy and purpose in life came from the love and devotion to his grandchildren. He delighted in spending time with them on various projects. His final project was his mission with grandson, Kevin, to pursue the re-opening and restoration of a waterway in Currituck County, to once again allow boat traffic and fishing by adjoining property owners. He was surprised and incredibly proud to learn just before his death that the waterway will bear his name. Mr. Godfrey will long be remembered for his selfless devotion and loyalty to his mother and siblings during his youth, and later to his wife, children, and adoring grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, and will immediately proceed to Rosewood Memorial Park for burial. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.
Timmie R. Brock Sr. SMITHFIELD - Timmie Renn Brock Sr., 50, passed away peacefully at home in Crewe, Va., Oct. 5, 2010 after a 5 1/2-year battle with colon cancer. Timmie was born in Suffolk, and was the son of the late Garland N. Sr. and Katie Ann Jones Brock. He lived in Smithfield most of his life and had resided in Crewe, Va., for the past 12 years. He was a certified nuclear welder with James River Mechanical. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed horseback riding. Timmie was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was a member of Belfast Baptist Church, Crewe. In addition to his parents, Timmie was preceded in death by his brother, Allen P. Brock. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 30 years, Cynthia "Cyndy" Brock; his daughters, Elizabeth Ann Thompson of Crewe, and Lillie Elizabeth Taylor of Virginia Beach; his sons, Garland Norfleet "Cotton" Brock III of Crewe and Timmie Renn Brock Jr. of California; two sisters, Phyllis B. Jones (George) and Debra B. Redd, both of Windsor; his brothers, Garland N. Brock Jr. (Kathy) of Smithfield and Raymond D. Brock (Cindy) of Windsor; grandchildren, Katelyn M. Brock, Raymond T. Brock, Matthew L. Thompson and Charles T. Thompson; his half sister, Shirley Luter of Suffolk; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews and extended family members. A service celebrating Timmie's life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Colonial Funeral Home with Pastor Walter Daniels Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Memorial Park. Family and friends will gather from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home and at other times in the home of Garland and Kathy Brock, 8612 Mill Swamp Road, Smithfield. Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 30 years, Cynthia "Cyndy" Brock; his daughters, Elizabeth Ann Thompson of Crewe, and Lillie Elizabeth Taylor of Virginia Beach; his sons, Garland Norfleet Brock III "Cotton", of Crewe, and Timmie Renn Brock Jr. of California; two sisters, Phyllis B. Jones (George) and Debra B. Redd both of Windsor; his brothers, Garland N. Brock Jr. (Kathy) of Smithfield, and Raymond D. Brock (Cindy) of Windsor; grandchildren, Katelyn M. Brock, Raymond T. Brock, Matthew L. Thompson, and Charles T. Thompson; his half-sister, Shirley Luter of Suffolk; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Troy Etny Lamie SALTVILLE, Va. Troy Etny Lamie, age 31, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at his home. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Lamie; paternal grandfather, Frank Lamie; maternal grandparents, Katherine & John Gates. Survivors: his mother, Diane Allison; and stepfather, Rodney Allison; brothers, Travis Lamie and Trenton Lamie; future sister--in-law, Tiffaney; paternal grandmother, Virginia Lamie; and his two precious nephews, Dalton Ray Lamie and Evan Lee Lamie, all of Saltville. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. at the Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. James E. Gentry officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Burial will be on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Ridgedale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steven Smith, Jeff Cline, Josh Pressley, Dale Stewart, Stan Surber and Shannon Cline. Online condolences may be made to
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Mary C. Turlington VIRGINIA BEACH - Mary Conaway Turlington, 67, passed away Oct. 7, 2010. www.FamilyChoiceFunerals. com. .....
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Helen T. Weaver CHESAPEAKE - Helen T. Weaver, 86, of the 3300 block of Pine Hill Crescent, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 in .....
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Winifred W. Moore PORTSMOUTH - Winifred Wrenn Moore, 92, of Morris Street, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 in her residence. A native of Brunswick County, Virginia, she was owner of the Cradock Fabric and Yarn Shop in Afton Square and later retired as a TV hostess from Portsmouth General Hospital after 18 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howell A. Moore. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara M. Curling and husband Luther of Chesapeake and Sandra M. Quinn and husband Dennis of Suffolk; three sisters, Elsie Clarke and Marjorie Sheppard, both of Portsmouth and Christine Ferguson of Emporia; a brother, Harless Wrenn of Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren, Douglas and Donna Varner and Dawn Provost; and two great-grandchildren, Ellie and Gracie Provost. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home the hour before the service. www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com.
McTYRE, Wright Taylor, 90, of Howertons, passed away October 7, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie B. McTyre. He is survived by his two daughters, Betty M. Vaughan of Tappahannock and Mary Lynn Williams (Ziggy) of Howertons; two granddaughters, Gwen C. Lowe (Rick) and Michelle Lynn Williams; two great-grandchildren, Will and Olivia Clarke, all of Tappahannock; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Shannon Norman, Chad, and Ryan Lowe. Family will receive friends at B.W. White Funeral Home, Aylett on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church. Interment in church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence United Methodist Church.
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Marjorie M. Young VIRGINIA BEACH - Marjorie M. Young died unexpectedly in the home she was born in while visiting her sister in Harbour .....