Adam Carter Buffaloe Adam Carter Buffaloe, 50, of Lynchburg, went home to be with Lord on Friday Nov. 12, 2010. Born June, 16, 1960, He preceded in death by his mother Marie Carter Buffaloe and his father Clarence "Dr. Buzzard" Buffaloe Sr. He leaves to cherish his love, four brothers; Clearce Buffaloe Jr. of Staunton, Larry Micheal Buffaloe, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, William Buffaloe Sr, of Lynchburg, and Carmine "Jessie" Buffaloe, of Lynchburg, one niece, Natshia Buffaloe, two nephews; William Buffaloe Jr., and Gary Bell, all of Lynchburg, one sisterlaw Linda Buffaloe of Lynchburg, and host of nieces, and nephews, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Community Funeral Home with the Rev. James Johnson officiating. All condolences to the family can be made at time of service, and to www.edwardh56@yahoo. com. Dearest friend of the family Robert Lewis Perkins, will be there for acknowledgments as well. Community Funeral Home directing.
Alfred Calvin "AC" Nowlin Alfred Calvin "AC" Nowlin, 86, of Gladys, departed this life on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010,at his residence. He was born Feb. 21, 1924, to the late Alfred Clifton Nowlin and Elvia Mae Nowlin. He was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Nowlin. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Mrs. Josephine Adams Nowlin of the home; four sons, James (Vanessa) Nowlin, Glenn Nowlin, Gary (Bonita) Nowlin, Samuel Clifton Nowlin; two daughters, Glenda Jackson and Shelia (Phillip) Barbour; 16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one sister, Ella M. Lee; five brothers-in-law and six sisters-in-law, Pauline Nowlin, June Nowlin, Geneva Logan, Corrine (Roosevelt) Walker, Frank (Vivian) Adams, Leon Adams, Ralph (Bernice) Adams, and Bennie Adams; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the St. Luke Baptist Church, in Brookneal, with Reverend Jimmy Dews officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www. JeffressFuneralHome.com. Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home And Cremation Service, Brookneal
ARRINGTON, Anne Hurt "Anna," 76, of Richmond, died November 12, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Charles Breckenridge Arrington Jr. "Breck"; children, Jessica Hill Gould (Scott) of Santa Rosa, Calif., Joel Hurt Jones (Maria) of New York City, Anne Ridley Jones-Drennan (Dan) of Carpinteria, Calif.; grandchild, Robert Taylor Bilbao of San Francisco, Calif.; stepchildren, Elisabeth Arrington Cox (Richard) of Richmond, Anne Taylor Arrington (Daniel Schneider) of Missoula, Mont., Charles B. Arrington III (Luann) of Bay City, Mich., Robert Nash Arrington (Laraine) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; foster daughter, Lesleigh Gasbarre (Nick) of Agoura, Calif.; stepgrandchildren, Mary Taylor Walsh of Brunswick, Maine, Elisabeth Anne Arrington of Bay City, Mich., Sophia May Arrington and John Charles Arrington of Lawrenceville, Ga.; sisters, Martha Hurt Loewy of Philadelphia, Pa., Sally Hurt Fleming (Dr. Lamar) of Atlanta, Ga., Clyde Hurt Feil (Otto) of Atlanta, Ga.; and six nieces and nephews. Anna was born August 20, 1934 in Atlanta where she grew up. Her parents, Anne Phillips Ridley Beauchamp and William Beauchamp, as well as her adoptive father and Anne's second husband, Joel Hurt III, all predeceased her. Anna graduated from Washington Seminary for Girls (now the Westminster Schools) in 1952 and from Hollins College (now University) in 1956. She married Robert M. Jones in 1956. She began her professional life as a dancer in New York City and as an actress in Williamsburg, Va., and Cleveland, Ohio. The couple moved to Los Angeles, Calif. in 1959, where Anna began teaching in private and public schools. After her marriage ended, she worked in television production. Changing her career path in 1976, she worked as a public affairs analyst at the Atlantic Richfield Company in Los Angeles. In 1978, she was named the Arts and Humanities Program Officer for the Atlantic Richfield Foundation, one of the major corporate foundations in the country at that time. She became nationally respected and much beloved for her work with non-profit organizations throughout the country, as well as in the Los Angeles arts community. She led in many ground-breaking arts projects, just a few examples of which were the Black Folk Arts Exhibit and the Hispanic Arts in America Exhibit, both initially at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the early activities of the Simon Wiesenthal Center of Holocaust Studies in Los Angeles. She was the founding president of Arts Inc., a non-profit entity providing support to a wide range of organizations in the Los Angeles basin. In 1979, she married Breck Arrington, a widower and lawyer/executive with the Atlantic Richfield Company. They took early retirement from ARCO and its Foundation at the end of 1985, moving to Washington, D.C. Anna became Director of Development for the Aspen Music Festival in New York City and Aspen, Colo., while Breck served as vice president of a Washington, D.C. consulting firm. After three years of service with Aspen, Anna turned to consulting work with a number of significant cultural organizations. In 1991, the couple moved to Richmond, living in the Church Hill Old and Historic District. At that point, Anna retired but partnered with Breck in his capacity as executive vice president (chief operating officer) of
CRADDOCK, Adlee E., of Providence Forge, Va., died November 19, 2010. Arrangements by Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later.
Crusenberry Amanda Nicole Crusenberry, 29, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Johnson City Medical Center. Survivors include her parents, Robert and Rita Crusenberry of Atkins; two sisters, Angela Ahmed of Abingdon and Rebecca Crusenberry of the home; one niece, Amirah Ahmed; one nephew, Zidan Ahmed; her best friends, Jessica King and Brittany Jones; and many beloved cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. The family received friends Friday from 6 p.m. until the time of service. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at, . Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Yorktown. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
GOODE and DOWTIN In memory of our sister, daughter, mother, and grandmother, Annie E. Goode, November 19, 1992 and Claudette H. Dowtin, December 2, 1994. Love's greatest gift remembered. Benjamin F. Henley Sr. Brother, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends
Archie Lindsay Carpenter Archie Lindsay Carpenter, 91, of Stanardsville, died on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at his residence., He was born on June 30, 1919, in Madison County, Virginia, the son of the late James Wilmer and Annie McCue Carpenter., Mr. Carpenter was a World War II veteran and rewarded the Purple Heart., He is survived by daughters, Annette Carpenter Gibson and her husband, Larry, of Stanardsville, and Connie Carpenter and her husband, Rea, of Orange; son, Mike Carpenter and his wife, Mandy, of Mount Solon, Virginia; brother, Jimmy Gorman and his wife, Shirley, of Culpeper; sister, Ruby Fincham of Aroda; five grandchildren, Christina Gibson, Justin Gibson, Tracy Shifflett, Lee Wilson, and Megan Smith; three great-grandchildren, Kelly and Cole Shifflett, and Jared Wilson; and a number of nieces and nephews., Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2010, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with interment in Walker's United Methodist Church Cemetery. Ken Pennington will officiate., The family will recieve friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the funeral home.
CAPPS, Arlene McDowell, 72, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord November 18, 2010. She is survived by three children, Mike McDowell his wife, Penny, Dee Soth and Greg McDowell; one granddaughter, Ashley McDowell; one brother, Rev. Everett Vaughan and his wife, Linda; one sister, Charlotte Apperson; and many other family members and her friends at Rockwood Village. Her family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Road. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, at Calvary Baptist Church. Interment Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia.
COOK, Belva Brock, 80, of Glen Allen, departed this life November 17, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Cook; and a sister, Viola Nuckols. She is survived by a devoted son, Larry A. Barker and his wife, Joyce; a loving daughter, Sandra B. Gibson and her husband, Robbie; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marian Thurston, Frances Proffitt and Evelyn Mills. The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bliley's-Staples Mill, 8510 Staples MIll Rd., where a funeral service will be held 12 noon Monday, followed by interment at Westhampton Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials for Barbara may be sent to Sentara CarePlex Hospice or the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
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Bertha Elizabeth (Nash) Phillips BRISTOL, Va. Bertha Elizabeth (Nash) Phillips, age 92, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of Charles D. and Mary Ann Ball Nash and was born on Jan. 25, 1918, in the Greendale Community of Abingdon, Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harvey P. Phillips; her sister, Amy Smith; and her brothers, Jack and Bill Nash. She lived most of her life in the Holston Valley area before moving to Leisure Park Towers in Bristol Virginia in 2007. She worked at L.C. King Mfg., Big Jack Mfg., Davis Sandwich Shop and several florists including Misty's, Erwin's, Flowerland, Vaughn's and Bristol Floral. She also owned and operated Holston Valley Florist for a couple of years. She was a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist church where she served faithfully with the senior citizens of the church and church choir. She is survived by her children, Hal "Sonny" Phillips and wife Linda of Bristol Virginia, Martha Biggs of Bristol Tennessee, David Phillips and wife Aimee of Ashburn, Va., Betty Erwin and husband Mike of Bluff City, Tenn., and Faye Thacker and husband Thomas of Jefferson, S.C.; sisters, Winnie Hill and Virginia Camper of Bristol Tennessee; brother, Giles Nash and wife Betty of Philadelphia, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and true friend, Treva Quesenberry. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at 8 p.m. at Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Biggs, the Rev. Kevin Thacker, and the Rev. Thomas Thacker officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 pm prior to the service. Committal service will be on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include grandsons, Dale Phillips, David Cox, Robert Biggs, Charles Biggs, Michael Phillips, Andrew Erwin, and Kevin Thacker. The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Jonathan Dixon, Dr. Fred Greear, staff of Bristol Medical Associates, 3rd floor staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center and the medical staff at NHC. Online condolences may be registered at
BURNETTE, Blackwell D., of South Hill, died November 18, 2010 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Dot K. Burnette; his daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Tommy Clark of Palmer Springs; his son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Elisabeth Burnette of Richmond; four grandchildren, Nicholas and Blair Clark, Andy and Dan Trent; his sister, Carrie Braas of Blackstone. A funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home, with interment in Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the South Hill Volunteer Fire Department, 114 N. Brunswick Avenue, South Hill, Va. 23970, American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 422, South Hill or your favorite charity. Online condolences to: www.crowderhitecrews.com
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Charles B. Dobbins YADKINVILLE, N.C. Mr. Charles B. Dobbins, 87, of Lake Hills Drive passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at the Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Mr. Dobbins was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Yadkin County to the late Wesley F. and Carrie Gentry Dobbins. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army in the 10th Mountain Division, where he received several medals including the Bronze Star. Mr. Dobbins worked in the Agriculture Industry with several equipment dealers in the area until his retirement from Riddle Farm Equipment. He was a member of Harmony Grove Friends Meeting and served the church in earlier years on several committees including an elder. Mr. Dobbins enjoyed going camping with his wife, but his greatest enjoyment in life was when he was able to enjoy conversation with his numerous friends at home and camping. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his infant daughter, Sheliah Dobbins; a sister, Mary Kennedy and husband, Paul; and a brother, W.F. Dobbins, Jr. Surviving are his beloved wife of 66 years, Jessie Walker Dobbins, of the home; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Talmage Dobbins, Abingdon, Va.; grandson, Justin Walker Dobbins; three sisters, Doris (Jesse) Lowe, Marie (Early) Eaton, Barbara D. (the late Hoyt) Adams; and a brother, John Henry (Dorothy) Dobbins. The family will received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. His funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Harmony Grove Friends Meeting by the Rev. Steve Harrellson, Dr. Harold Salmons, and the Rev. Nelson Spaulding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors by Yadkin VFW Post 10346. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Woltz Hospice Home, Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC. The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Woltz Hospice Home and special friends, Lee and Linda Dameron, for all the loving care and support given to Mr. Dobbins and the family. Online condolences may be made to
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BOWES, Daniel Scott Bowes, 46, died Sunday, November 14, 2010. He was the husband of Darlene Annette Bowes for 25 years. Daniel was born October 29, 1964 in Richmond, the son of Evelyn Cooper Crisman of Caroline County, Va. For over 20 years, Daniel worked as the Regional Supervisor for Dodson Brothers Pest Control. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Devin Rose and husband, Shawn of West Point; a granddaughter, Kylie Rose; a sister, Vickie Watson; two brothers, Mike Bowes and Patrick Bowes all of Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in the chapel of Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23060. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tharpfuneralhome.com
NEWPORT NEWS - David L. Messersmith, 90, with family at his home, went to be with His Lord and Savior on Nov. 13, 2010.
Survivors include his only son, David R. McCloud Jr. of Portsmouth, Va.; stepdaughter, Rhonda Cahill of Smithfield, Va.; 17 brothers and sisters, and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins who are spread across the U.S.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Colleen Marie Ragans; daughter, Barbara Baker and her husband, Grady of Gloucester; sons, Dewey Milton Ragans Jr. and his wife, Cathy of Yorktown, Duane Ragans of Yorktown; a daughter-in-law, Robin Ragans of Seaford; sisters, Maggie Chandler of Lynchburg, Virginia Ragans of South Boston; brothers, Dave Ragans and his wife Diane of Danville, Va., Mark Ragans of Virginia Beach and Cecil Ragans of South Boston. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brandon, Dustin, Brittany, Jordan, Steven, Matt, Amanda, Jerry, Abby, Taylor, Laci, Amy, Keith, Wayne, Grady Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Bryce, Shelby, Mason, Delilah, Avery, Amanda, and Grady III.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Seaford Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in the church.
Diana Rose (Petitt) Odle Mrs. Diana Rose (Petitt) Odle, 64, of Johnson City and Nickelsville, Va., died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at her home. She was born in Staunton, Va., the daughter of the late John E. and Rose W. Petitt, Jan. 6, 1946, and grew up in Hampton, Va. Mrs. Odle was the wife for 39 years of Dr. George Odle, a clergyman of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. They resided in both Johnson City and Nickelsville the last few years as she and her husband served the Nickelsville Circuit. Most recently she was employed as a part-time clinical instructor for the ETSU School of Nursing after a year of teaching at King College. Previously she was a nurse educator and oncology nurse specialist at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson City for 20 years, and had taught nursing at the University of Arkansas, ETSU and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She also taught many CPR courses for hospital staff and industrial personnel. Her nursing career spanned 40 years. She was involved in several professional nursing organizations and did volunteer work with the American Cancer Society. She received her B. S. in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, her master's degree in nursing from Emory University, and a M.S. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She did post-graduate studies at M.D. Anderson Research Hospital in Houston, Texas, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mrs. Odle was a member of the Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church and affiliate membership with Nickelsville Circuit. She was proud to sing in the Nickelsville Community Choir at Annual Conference and Camp Meeting at Sulphur Springs. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Odle; and other extended family members in Virginia and many friends and work colleagues. Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at 7 p.m. at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church Community Ministry Center, Jonesborough, Tenn., with visitation from 57 p.m. The Revs. Jeffrey Moncier, Randall Frye, Bradley Call and Gerald Hunter will officiate. The chancel choir will present special music. Entombment will be Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Washington County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Boones Creek, Tenn. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery by 9:45 a.m. Pallbearers will be Randy Johnson, Dan Cross, Tommy Hale, Willie White, Kenneth Meade, and Jeff Stapleton. A memorial service will be held that Tuesday, evening, Nov. 23, 2010, at 7 p.m. at Nickelsville (Va) United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Archer Coppedge and George Olde officiating and special music by the Nickelsville Community Choir. An informal reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Nickelsville Circuit United Methodist Churches, P. O. Box 135, Nickelsville, VA 24272-0135; or Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 1432 Gray-Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Online condolences are available at:
Donald A. Perry, Donald A. Perry, 72, of Newport News, and Charlottesville, Virginia, died at his home on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. His wife Kay and son, Chris, joined him in his battle against cancer of the throat and voice box. He died peacefully in his Charlottesville home with his wife, Kay, by his side., He is survived by his devoted wife and friend, Kay M. Taylor-Perry; two loving step-children, Michael H. Taylor of Covesville, Virginia, and Kim Taylor Lee and her husband, Tony, of High Point, North Carolina; and three step-grandchildren, Brandon and Kevin Taylor, and Brooke Lee., He is also survived by his loving and caring sons, Chris Perry of Newport News, and David Perry, of Morganton, North Carolina; two grandchildren, Steve Perry and his wife, Kimi, of Gloucester Point, Virginia, and Stephanie Perry, of Newport News, Virginia., A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for family and friends., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of The Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911, or to The Peninsula Lost Cord Club, 121 Mill Lane, Grafton, VA 23692., Friends may send condolences to the family at
Dora B. Williams Dora Emeline Burgess Williams, 103, of Wytheville died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Wytheville Baptist Church with the Rev. Wesley W. Huff officiating. Interment will be in West End Cemetery. She was born Aug. 31, 1907, in Mountain City, Tenn., daughter of the late Elbert Horton and Virginia Lind Jones Burgess. She was a retired English teacher, having taught elementary and high school in the Wythe and Smyth county school systems. She was a member of the Wytheville Baptist Church. She and her late husband, James A. Williams Jr., owned the Southwest Virginia Enterprise. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Elizabeth W. Sutherland and Frances W. Porter; a son, James A. Williams III; a son-in-law, Norman Sutherland; and a daughter-in-law, Addie Williams. Survivors include three granddaughters, Ty King and husband, Chris, of Wytheville, Frances Barbour and husband, Victor, of Clayton, N.C., and Ginny Bateman and husband, Vince, of Laurinburg, N.C.; a grandson, Jay Sutherland and wife, Leigh, of Blacksburg; five great-granddaughters, Kaitlin Sutherland, Ginna Bateman, Olivia Bateman, Emmie King and Ellie King; and one great-grandson, Matthew Sutherland. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. (service time) at the church. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorial donations to the Wytheville Baptist Church. Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements.
GLOUCESTER - Douglas Alexander Brown, 47, cherished son, brother, and uncle, passed away at the Medical College of Virginia on Nov. 18, 2010, after a brief illness (acute monocytic leukemia).
BROWN, Douglas Alexander, 47, cherished son, brother, and uncle, passed away at the Medical College of Virginia on November 18, 2010 after a brief illness (acute monocytic leukemia). Doug, born January 3, 1963 in Coronado, Calif., was predeceased by his mother, Mary Ann Brown and is survived by his father, Joseph W. Brown; and three brothers and their wives, David and Deborah Brown of Clemmons, N.C., Andrew and Sharon Brown of Stuttgart, Germany, and Jeffrey and Ruby Brown of Gloucester. Douglas was dearly loved and admired by his family, church and friends. His unselfish example to his family was deeply inspiring. The family would be honored to receive the fellowship of family and friends on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Andrews Funeral Home in Gloucester from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Singleton United Methodist Church in Ware Neck, Gloucester, on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 11 a.m. A private burial will be held at a later date at Singleton United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family expresses sincere gratitude to the medical professionals of the Medical Respiratory ICU at MCV as well as the doctors and nurses of the Emergency Center at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester, all of whom selflessly cared for Douglas. Memorial donations may be made to Singleton United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Andrews Funeral home, Gloucester, Va. is in charge of arrangements.
Ezekiel Crews Mr. Ezekiel Crews, 97, of Nathalie died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. He is survived by one daughter, Gina Crews Smith of Lynchburg; Thelma Adams of Nathalie, whom he reared as a daughter; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Barbour of Nathalie, Queenie Jennings of Maryland and Bessie Garner of Washington, D.C.; many devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at the Second Buffalo Baptist Church in Nathalie with interment in the church cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www. JeffressFuneralHome.com Jeffress Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Brookneal is in charge of arrangements.
Earl Dean Hill, Earl Dean Hill, 60, formerly of Crozet, Virginia, died on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at home in Antioch, California., Earl was born in Charlottesville, to the late Willie Eugene Davis on August 22, 1950., He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Dean Hill of Crozet, Virginia; brothers, Roy Hill of Washington, D.C., Robert Hill and his wife, Vicky, of Salem, Virginia, Robert Barbour and his wife, Marcelline, of Hyattsville, Maryland, and Norman Goins Sr. and his wife, Deloris, of Charlottesville, Virginia; sisters, Alice and Carol Hill of Crozet and Jennie Danner of Charlottesville, Virginia., He is also survived by his wife, Lena O'Neal; and her daughter, Carolena and her husband, Ricardo, and their children, Oscar Jr. and Destiny of Antioch, California; a brother-in-law, James Screymour and his wife, Saroj; and a niece, Christina and her husband, Wayne., A viewing will be held from 1:30 until 3 p.m. with a memorial service following 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at Higgins Funeral Home and Chapel in Antioch, California., A second memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 2010, at Victory Hill Church of God in Crozet, Virginia, with interment to follow at Piedmont Baptist Church cemetery.
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Edward Mason Knight Sr. Edward Mason Knight Sr., 76, of Troy, peacefully passed on Thursday, November 18, 2010, with his family by his side., He was born on February 13, 1934, to Gertrude Rigsby Knight and Jake Layton Knight., In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Jacob Knight, Zeb Hampton "Happy" Knight and Floyd Knight; his sisters, Eula Knight Proffitt and Carrie Knight Dabney; and one grandson, John Maynor., Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Nancy Palmer Knight; his eight children, Sharon Knight Wolford and her husband, Kevin, Sandra Knight Frazer and her husband, Mark, Edward "Eddie Buck" Knight Jr. and his fiancee, Barbara McAllister, Patricia Knight Nickell and her husband, Ronald Nickell Jr., Esther Knight Hantz and her husband, Jim, Theresa Knight Shifflett and her husband, Rick, Tamela Knight Mabe, and Mark Knight and his wife, Viola. He is also survived by four stepchildren, Connie Palmer, Rickey Palmer, Wayne Palmer and Greg Palmer. He also leaves to cherish is memories, his sisters, Violet Knight Bright and Louise Knight High; and 27 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren, whom he dearly loved., Ed proudly served in the United States Navy from 1951 until 1955. He loved flowers, gardening, his cats, farming, fishing and spending time with his family., Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2010, at Beaver Dam Baptist Church in Troy, with the Reverend Greg Wissinger and the Reverend Ron Nickell Sr. officiating., Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Shannon Wolford, Matthew Wolford, Justin Shifflett, Zack Shifflett, Eric Nickell and Corey Knight., Viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the church., Sheridan Funeral Home of Kents Store is in charge of arrangements., "God knew you were suffering, That the hills were hard to climb, So he gently closed your eyelids, And whispered peace be thine. In tears we watched you sinking, We watched you fade away But when we saw you sleeping, So peaceful free from pain, We could not wish you back To suffer more again. It broke our hearts to see you go But you did not go alone, For part of us went with you The day God called you home."
Elizabeth Ruth Breeden Elizabeth Ruth Breeden, age 79, of Madison, died Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Autumn Care of Madison., Born August 21, 1931 in Madison and she was the daughter of the late Robert Haynes and Iris Rider Haynes and wife of the late William Ross Breeden. She was also preceded in death by a son, Harold Jackson Breeden, two brothers, Kermit Haynes and Bobby Lee Haynes., Mrs. Breeden loved gardening and the outdoors. She was a member of Shilo Freewill Baptist Church in Criglersville where she loved her church family. Mrs. Breeden was also surrounded by the love of the staff and residents of Autumn Care Nursing Home that she called it her home for six years., She is survived by a daughter, Betty Ann Aylor and husband, Larry of Madison; a son, James William Breeden of Bridgewater; three brothers, Charlie Lee Haynes and wife, Margaret of Madison, Charles Weldon Haynes of Orange, Roger Haynes of Madison; three sisters, Hazel Mae Harris, Annie Mae Weakley and Virginia Estell Haynes all of Madison; and a daughter-in-law, Charlene Breeden Kirk of Orange; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren., Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison conducted by Pastors, Carey Lane and Paul Kirk. Interment will be at Etlan Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Preddy Funeral Home of Madison.
Prater Elmer Clifton Prater, 71, died on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola A. Prater. Survivors include three sons, Rocky M. Prater and wife, Cindy, of Abingdon, Paul Prater and wife, Connie, of Abingdon, and Lane Prater and wife, Nancy, of Cedar Bluff; one brother, Harry Prater of Glade Spring; three sisters, Ollie Morrison of Sidney, Ohio, Virginia Trent of Glade Spring and Elizabeth Sheppard of Abingdon; seven grandchildren, Ryan Prater, Natasha Prater, Ashley Prater Curtis, Timothy Prater, Marissa Prater, Rachella Prater and Bethany Prater; and two great-granddaughters, Montana and McKennzie. Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Phillip Hale officiating. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday in Blackwell Chapel Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Family and friends may also visit at the home of Rocky and Cindy Prater, 18285 Spring Lake Rd., Abingdon, or at the home of Lane and Nancy Prater, 1914 Raven Nest Branch, Cedar Bluff, at any time. Online condolences may be made at, D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Erin Colleen McCloud Privette JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. Mrs. Erin Colleen McCloud Privette, age 27, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Privette was a native of Washington County and daughter Michael and Beverly Simmons McCloud, Jonesborough. She was of the Christian faith. Mrs. Privette was a homemaker and a proud army wife. She graduated from Daniel Boone High School. In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Geoff Privette, Jonesborough; daughters, Haley Privette, Hannah Privette and Abigail "Abby" Privette, all of Jonesborough; two sisters, Megan McCloud and Caitlin McCloud, both of Jonesborough; and grandparents, Alice McCloud and Clifford McCloud, Jonesborough, Charlotte Simmons, Elizabethton and Paralee Privette, Jonesborough. Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Ed Gibson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chad Brown, Andrew Staton, Jim Dikeman, Greg Privette, Greg Grindstaff and Jon Webb. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Army USO. Condolences may be sent to the Privette family online at
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Essie Irene, Mawyer Tooley, Essie Irene Mawyer Tooley, 86, of Scottsville, died on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the Hospice House in Charlottesville, Virginia., She was born on April 2, 1924, in North Garden, Virginia, the daughter of the late Archie G. and Lizzie M. Mawyer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" E. Tooley; two sisters, Phyllis Dudley and Catherine Wood; and seven brothers, Goodman Mawyer, Thomas Mawyer, Fulton Mawyer, Floyd Mawyer, Leroy Mawyer, John Mawyer and Harold Mawyer., Essie was a graduate of Red Hill School., Surviving her are two sons, Roger Tooley and his wife, Sandra, of Oak Ridge, North Carolina, and an estranged son, Donald Tooley and his wife, Elizabeth, of Scottsville; two grandchildren, Bonnie Tooley Wiese and her husband, Michael, of Palmyra and Travis Tooley of Oak Ridge, North Carolina; one great-grandson, Michael Alexander "Alex" Wiese of Palmyra; and one sister, Marie Chisholm of Charlottesville., A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2010, at the Fox Memorial Baptist Church in Scottsville with the Reverend Randy Golladay and Chaplain Daniel Malcolm officiating. Interment will follow at the Alberene Cemetery., The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2010, at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home., The family expresses special thanks to Margaret N. Tooley, Malcolm and the late Gertrude Butler, Dr. Michael Santulli and the wonderful staffs at Hospice of the Piedmont and The Hospice House for going the extra mile during Essie's illness., The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911., Friends may sign the guest book at
Evelyn Pisani Havens Evelyn Pisani Havens, 91, of Forest, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at her home she shared with her husband. Born Nov. 25, 1918, in Haskell, New Jersey to Lewis and Adeline Calzaretta Pisani. In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by four sisters; Ann, Catherine, Connie and Ruthy; and a brother, Fred. Evelyn is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, John Havens; their son, John and his wife, Diane; a grandson, Ian; a brother, Salvador Pisani and his wife, Joan and their family and Alex Pisani and his wife, Beatrice; and numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. She gave her heart to the Lord at an early age and was never ashamed to stand up for Jesus! Romans 15:13 Memorial contributions may be made to the Choir Building Fund at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1276 Bethany Circle Rd., Forest, VA 24551. A celebration of Evelyn's life will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov.22, 2010, at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Virginia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443. To send condolences, please visit www. tharpfuneralhome.com.
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BALDWIN - Grace M. On this your birthday we will celebrate the life you lived, the love you shared and gave freely. Many memories we all hold close to our hearts. Love always, Tony, Jan, Debbie, Bubba & Jimmy
Gay W. Hart Heath MARION, Va. Gay W. Hart Heath, age 74, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. She was born in Marion, to the late Bradford and Verna Shuler, and was preceded in death by her first husband, French A. Hart; and three sisters, Dorothy Berry, Betty Heffinger, and Faye Wyatt. She was a lifelong member of the Macedonia Baptist Church and retired from Smyth County Community Hospital with over 35 years of service. Survivors include husband, Delmar Heath; two sons, Eddie Hart and special friend, Jackie McVey and granddaughter, Kristen Lowery, Keith Hart and special friend, Glenda Woods; sister, Addie Page, Elm City, N.C.; step-children, Carol Pickle, Chilhowie, Buster Heath, Chilhowie, and Anna Lee French, Chilhowie; step-sisters and brothers, Grace Hutton and husband Gale, Sugar Grove, D.C. Shuler and wife Mary Lee, Texas, and Raymond Shuler, Chilhowie; brother-in-law, Henry C. Hart, Marion; sisters-in-law, Nancy Hart, Marion, and Mabel Hayden, Marion; nieces and nephews, Pandy Burris, Megan Burris, Joy Heffinger, David Heffinger, Tommy Gentry and Rodney Gentry; and several other nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday morning, Nov. 21, 2010, at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Chilhowie with Pastor Tim Blevins and Pastor Mike Sage officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 9-10 a.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions in Gay's Memory can be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church, 1183 St. Clair's Creek Road, Chilhowie, VA 24319. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at
EPPS - Genene Renee Happy 29th Birthday. We love you and miss you every single day. Your family and friends will always be surrounded by those everlasting memories of your laughs and jokes. I smile when I think of this beautiful woman filled with so much life, spread her wings and fly, way beyond our sight as she looks down upon us. My Guardian Angel. Your Sis Deona, Mom, Dad, Alton, Xavier
Gladys L. Scruggs, Gladys L. Scruggs, 86, of Charlottesville, died on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at a local health care facility., She was born in Charlottesville on November 1, 1924, the daughter of the late Willie P. and Lula M. Lang. She was also preceded in death by her son, Michael Earl Scruggs., Mrs. Scruggs was retired from the Federal Science Technology Center and was a long-time member of Effort Baptist Church., She is survived by her husband, Earl Lee Scruggs of Charlottesville; one son, Don Scruggs and his wife, Betty, of Clear Spring, Maryland; one daughter, Brenda Pugh and her husband, Roy, of Palmyra; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren., A graveside funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2010, at Monticello Memory Gardens with the Reverend David Clay and the Reverend June Clifford officiating., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Effort Baptist Church or to a favorite charity., Friends may sign a guest register at
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A memorial mass will be offered at noon Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at St. Olaf R.C. Church, 104 Norge Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
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Corvin Helen Lyons Corvin, 73, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Smyth County Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Lyons; her second husband, James Martin Corvin; and a son, Dewey Leon Lyons. Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Lyons Hawthorne of Rural Retreat and Ella Lyons Wingate and husband, Chris, of Sugar Grove; one son and daughter-in-law, Raymond S. Lyons Jr. and Vanessa of Sugar Grove; one stepdaughter, Sheri Morin of Ogden, Utah; one stepson, Jimmy Corvin of Ogden, Utah; one brother-in-law, Homer Corvin of California; one sister-in-law, Reba Kirby of Speedwell; five grandchildren, Ashley Lynn Hall, Sheri Ann Heldreth, Crystal Ann Lyons, Tifani Doane and Dustin Stamper; 10 great-grandchildren, Nova Leigh-Ann Heldreth, Kylie Paige Romans, Bly Stillwell, Silas Lyons, Ivy-Lee Heldreth, Andrew Silas Hall, Gage Stamper, Liam Stamper, Serenity Murphy and Eli Taylor; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Roger Crigger officiating. Private burial was conducted Friday in Wassum Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday from 6 p.m. until the time of service at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at
BRINKLEY, Joanne Raines, 74, of Richmond, passed away after a brief illness on November 17, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Sumner Brinkley Jr.; her parents, William Giles and Grace Mosey Raines; and her sister, Francis Raines Lowe. She is survived by her son, James Randolph Vivian Daniel IV (Heather Hewitt); her daughter, Derby Raines Brackett (Bernard Douglas); her grandchildren, Parks Hewitt Daniel, William Hutton Adcock, and James Randolph Vivian Daniel V; and her devoted Brinkley stepchildren. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, to Canadian parents and raised outside of Havana, Cuba, on a sugar plantation, Jody graduated from St. Catherine's School and Sweet Briar College. She served on the Board of Directors and the Alumni Board of Sweet Briar, the Board of Governors for St. Catherine's, the Executive and Foundation Boards for the Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital, and the Foundation Boards for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Westminster Canterbury of Richmond. She also served as a Director, Finance Committee Chair, and Historic Garden Week Chair for the Garden Club of Virginia, as well as President of the Three Chopt Garden Club. In addition, she served with the Junior League of Richmond and on the Junior Board of Children's Hospital Foundation. Jody lived with great energy, whether through her volunteer activities, international travel, playing golf and Bridge, or her commitment to her family and friends, who appreciated her great sense of humor. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 22, at 1 p.m. at St. James's Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Christopher's School Student Leadership Center or St. James's Episcopal Church.
DUNNIVAN, Jackie Sr., 76, of Montpelier, Va., passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Alice Dunnivan; and his son, Jackie Dunnivan Jr.; daughters, Linda Lebon, Marry Burros, Melissa Dunnivan, Tammy Dunnivan, Brenda Briggs and Daisey Youmans; multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as many other loving family and friends. Jackie worked many years and retired as a car salesman with Foley's Automotive. He loved music and enjoyed playing his guitar and singing gospel music. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 21, at the Nelsen Funeral Home - Reid Chapel from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Glen Allen Baptist Church, located at 3028 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, Va.
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Jerry Costagliola Jerry Costagliola, 68, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, in Fort Myers, Fla. He was born in Italy on Sept. 19, 1942, and came to New York 49 years ago and became a United States citizen. He was a son of the late Giuseppe and Angela Costagliola. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Gerardo Costagliola. He served in the Italian Merchant Marine prior to coming to America. He was a restaurateur in the Italian Food industry all his life. He is survived by his daughters, Angela and Maria Costagliola, both of Bristol Tennessee, and Clara Giuseppina "Jozie" Bartolo and husband Michael, of San Antonio, Texas; granddaughters, Annabella Costagliola, of Bristol Tennessee, and Angelina Marie DiBartolo, of San Antonio, Texas; the mother of his children, Pamela Costagliola, of Bristol Tennessee; brother, Ciro Costagliola of Italy; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Saint Anne Catholic Church. The funeral mass will follow at 7 p.m, with the Rev. Timothy E. Keeney officiating. The inurnment will follow in Saint Anne's Columbarium. Pallbearers will be Michael DiBartolo, and David Black. Condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting
John T. Casteen Jr. John T. Casteen Jr., 88, of Chesapeake, died on Thursday, November 11, 2010, in Chesapeake, following a long illness., A native of Cradock, now part of Portsmouth, Virginia, he was a retired employee of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth. He served last as Submarine Repair Production Manager. He also served in the United States Navy during World War II., Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Irene Anderson Casteen; sons, John T. Casteen III of Charlottesville and Timothy E. Casteen and Dennis P. Casteen of Chesapeake, and their wives; as well as his twin sister, Doris McClenney of McGaheysville, Virginia; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren., Burial was private., A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 2010, at The Alliance Church in Portsmouth.
CARTLEDGE In loving memory of Joseph Cartledge who departed this life on his birthday at 43 years old November 16, 1999. Your smile brings back Grace and Memories in our Hearts. We love and miss you. Cartledge Family
The family would like to extend special thanks to her niece, Patricia Cutler, for her loving care and devotion. Also, we appreciate the kindness and prayers shown to our mother by her church family and friends.
ALLEN, Lawrence J., 77, of Powhatan, Va., passed away peacefully on November 18, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Frances Tipton Allen; his two children, Dale Johns Couch and Lawrence Keith Allen; stepson, Greg Tipton; his four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother; two sisters. His family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd. where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday. Interment Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the .
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Linda Ann Beavers Lindsey BRISTOL, Va. Linda Ann Beavers Lindsey, age 66, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 in a Bristol Tennessee hospital. Born April 1, 1944, in Tazewell County, Linda was the daughter of the late John Woodrow and Leoma Robinette Beavers. Linda was a Richlands High School Class of 1963 graduate. She retired in 1995 after 29 years of service with the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. Survivors are four sisters, Mary Steele of Cedar Bluff, Va., Patricia Beavers of Cedar Bluff, Karen Arms and husband, Gary of Cedar Bluff, and Peggy Beavers of Bristol Virginia; niece, LarRhonda Lindsey; nephews, Todd Steele, Jason Matthews, Kyle Barrow, Jeremy Barrow, Garrett Arms, and C.J. Arms; and several great-nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial services for Linda Ann Beavers Lindsey will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at 4 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands, Va., with the Rev. Larry Ramey officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the . Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Hurst-Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at
Marshall Lola Marie Marshall died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Eugene (Gene) Marshall; her parents, W.P. and Mary Hoops Caudill; four sisters; three brothers; and an infant grandson, William Michael Henegar. Survivors include two sons, Lonnie (Butch) K. Marshall and wife, Louise, of Glade Spring and Bobby Gene Marshall of the home; one daughter, Janice (Janie) Carol Marshall Henegar and husband, Bill, of Glade Spring; two granddaughters, Stacy Henegar Street and husband, Abe, of Glade Spring and Angela Renee Marshall Williams and husband, Jeff, of Abingdon; one grandson, Brandon Joe Henegar of Nashville, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren, Abigail and Julia Street of Glade Spring, Dylan Keith Marshall of Bristol, and Cheyenne Autumn Rosenbalm of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Mefford officiating. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Mount Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 until 7 p.m. prior to the funeral service or at the home of Butch Marshall, 543 Sycamore St., Glade Spring, at any time. Pallbearers were: Abe Street, Brandon Henegar, James Crabtree, Jim Price, Tony Rector and Ronnie Scott. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Hall and Eugene Owens. Flowers were accepted, or in lieu of flowers you may make donations to your local food pantry. Online condolences may be made at, D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
BRINKLEY, LONNIE LINWOOD July 10, 1928 - Nov. 16, 2008 It has been two years since God called you home. Time may heal our broken hearts, but time can never stop our missing and loving you. Your Family, Carrie, Lyndale, Ernest, Willie, Alice May, McKelly, Ninette, Randy, and grandsons and great-granddaughter.
Louise Elizabeth "Mary" Ripley Daughtry, Louise Elizabeth "Mary" Ripley Daughtry (nee Walton) of Severn, Maryland, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, November 13, 2010., Born in Albemarle County, Virginia, on September 21, 1922, Mary was the youngest daughter of the late Newell Austin and Malinda Jane Ralston Walton. She was preceded in death by six sisters, Annie Jane Cook, Virginia Florence "Dolly" Marsh, Lula May "Peachie" Fitzgerald, Lucille Josephine "Cile" Bass, Nellie Frances "Dot" McCauley, Malinda Marie 'Bill" Morris; and five brothers, John Fountain, Newell Franklin "Toots", Edward Nelson "Ed", William Melton "Willie" and James Herbert "Herb" Walton. Also, preceded in death was her first husband, Marvin C. Ripley; and second husband, Henry Thomas Daughtry Jr., She is survived by her two children, Betty "Pat" Ripley Bednar and her husband, Albert, Jack E. Ripley and his wife, Myra; three stepchildren, Henry Thomas Daughtry III, Joseph Daughtry and his wife, Bonnie, and Delores Cavalier. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Patricia Thomas and her husband, Glenn, Terri DiVenti and her husband, Michael, Anthony Bednar and his wife, Terry, David Bednar, Kathy Schucker and her husband, Gary, Bill Ripley and his wife, Dorothy, Jack Ripley Jr. and Robert Ripley; twenty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews., The family will receive family and friends at Singleton's Funeral Home, located on Crain Highway in Glen Burnie, Maryland, from 3 until 5 and from 7 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2010., The family will also receive family and friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2010, at Anderson Funeral Home on Saint George Avenue., Services will be conducted at Anderson Funeral Home Chapel 11 a.m. Monday, November 22, 2010. Interment will follow at Mountain Plain Baptist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Chris McLain officiating., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greater MD Chapter, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093., Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
CLAY, Lucy Clary, age 93, of Alberta, Va., passed away November 19, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Wilson Clay; and her grandson, Ernest W. Clay III. She is survived by a daughter, Ellen Maxey and husband, Mike; four sons, Ernest Clay Jr. and wife, Alice, Clarence Clay and wife, Jean, Lawrence Clay and wife, Riggie and Jimmy Clay and wife, Glenna; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, with interment in Saint Marks Cemetery, Cochran. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home.
Mary Mitchell Burgess Thurman Mary Mitchell Burgess Thurman, 84, of Evington, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at the Virginia Baptist Hospital. Twice married, she was the widow of Willie Ben Burgess and the widow of George Edward Thurman. Born in Campbell Co., she was the daughter of the late John Robert Mitchell and the late Emma Lindsay Mitchell. In addition to her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by one son, Bennie Burgess; one daughter, Faye Burgess and eight brothers and three sisters. Mary was blessed with many friends and a family that loved her. She is survived by one son, Buddy W. Burgess and his wife, Sandra, of Salem; three grandchildren, Dwayne Burgess of Salem, Renee' B. Butterworth and her husband, Robert, of Catawba and Bambi Walser and her husband, Sam, of Richmond; two great grandchildren, Josh Burgess and Ryan Dowe; a daughter-in-law, Linda Burgess of Salem; a very special niece, Sally East of Evington and special friends, Roy East and family, Jeannie East and Tammy Hunt. A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at the Thurman Family Cemetery in Gladys by The Reverend Jack Hamilton. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. The family requests that those wishing to make memorial contributions, please consider the , P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 To send condolences and messages online, please go to www.whittenfuneralhome.com. Whitten Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Timberlake Chapel is serving the Thurman family.
COCKRELL, Mabel V., of Heathsville, died November 19, 2010. She was the widow of William G. Cockrell and a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 1312 in Gloucester. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Benson of Heathsville; a son, Calvin Brown of Gloucester; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a special friend, Mary Ann Dunaway; brothers, Sonny Whay and Howard Whay, both of Weems; sisters, Catherine Clingan of Kilmarnock, Margaret Christensen and Dixie Settler, both of Chesterfield, Delores Neal of Tennessee; a devoted friend, Galen H. Lutz of Saluda. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, November 22 at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. Entombment will be in Northern Neck Memorial Gardens, Callao. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 21 at the funeral home.
Margaret "Peggy" Lush Walker, Margaret "Peggy" Lush Walker, 79, of Culpeper, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community., Margaret was born in Farmville, Virginia, on May 20, 1931, the daughter of Alton and Mary Margaret Lush., Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, James Walker Jr.; her parents and her son-in-law, Keith Graves., She is survived by her three children, Jane Floyd and her husband, Jim, of Wilmington, North Carolina, Susan Graves of Madison, Virginia, and Jimmy Walker and his wife, Ann, of Culpeper, Virginia; her five granddaughters, Megan Davis, Ryanne Floyd, Ashton Graves, Sara-Margaret Graves and Carlynn Walker and very special friend and long-time companion, Tom Earles., Margaret graduated from James Madison University in 1953 and was a member of Tri Sigma Sorority. She was inducted into the Bluestone Society of James Madison University. She shared her love of cooking and sewing as a home economics teacher at Culpeper County High School for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, traveling to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and enjoyed the company of her chocolate lab Cookie. She was also an avid gardener, who loved tending to her flowers all seasons of the year., The family would like to thank all of the loving professionals at the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community and the Hospice of the Rapidan., Graveside funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2010, at Fairview Cemetery with the Reverend John Grotz conducting the service., The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2010, at the Clore-English Funeral Home., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the Hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 1715, Culpeper, VA 22701 or to the J.M.U Foundation/General Scholarship Fund, 220 University Boulevard, MSC 3603, Harrisonburg, VA 22807., Condolences may be given at, Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701.
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VIRGINIA BEACH - Maria De Jesus Colindres, 85, passed away on Nov. 17, 2010, at her home peacefully surrounded by her family.
FLETCHER, Marie Dabney, 84, of Mechanicsville, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Daniel D. Fletcher; son, Paul Fletcher; grandson, Trevor Fletcher; brother, William Keeton; sister, Alene Wheelhouse. The family will receive friends Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd. Graveside services will be held Monday, 11 a.m. at Signal Hill Memorial Park.
Mary Charlotte Ellsworth, Mary Charlotte Ellsworth, 80, of Orange, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the Hospice House in Charlottesville., She was born on October 2, 1930, in Orange County, the daughter of the late Lawrence T. and Lillian Walker Layton. Her husband was the late Cliff Ellsworth., Mrs. Ellsworth is survived by a daughter, Brenda Clark McDaniel of Orange; a son, James A. Clark Jr. and his wife, Helen, of Goldsboro, North Carolina; sisters, Ruby Beatrice Napier and her husband, James, of Charlottesville, Jean Dempsey of Orange and Anne Lane of Newport News; grandchildren, Mary Ellen Bowman Lee, Bryan Clark and his wife, Valerie, all of Goldsboro, North Carolina; seven great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews include one special niece, Denise Snow., A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2010, at Graham Cemetery, with the Reverend Doctor Dallan Ferneyhough officiating., Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is in charge of arrangements.
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Mary Rose Sharkey, Mary Rose Sharkey, 82, of North Michael Street, St. Marys, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the Pinecrest Manor, after a lengthy illness., She was born on April 16, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late David W. O'Brien MD and Mary Rose Magee O'Brien. She was the beloved wife of Dennis A. Sharkey Jr. MD, who survives, of St. Mary's. They were married on June 25, 1955, in Waynesboro, Virginia., She was the beloved mother of Mary Rose Silber of Lutz, Florida, Denise Yeager of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, and Dennis A. Sharkey III of Philadelphia. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Emily Rose Sarginger, Brian Robert Sarginger, Stephanie Magee Yeager, Caitlin Pamela Yeager and Andrew James Yeager. She will be greatly missed by them. She is also survived by two brothers, David W. O'Brien, the Reverend William S. O'Brien; and three sisters, Kathleen Spitzer, Anne Tompkins and Patricia Taylor. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews., Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Eileen M. O'Brien and Constance M. Cathell; and by one brother, Joseph M. O'Brien., Mrs. Sharkey graduated from Fairfax Hall in Waynesboro, Virginia, and in 1955, received a diploma from the Dental Hygiene school and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania., After moving to St. Marys, she worked for many years at the Elk County Catholic High School and then for local dentists, Dr. Chester Huth and Dr. Charles R. Haskell., Among her numerous volunteer activities, she was a member of the then Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the head of the Candy Stripers. Along with her husband, she was a long-time supporter of the local United Way Campaign, being an original member of the Leadership Club., A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, 10 a.m. Monday, November 22, 2010, with the Reverend Meinrad Lawson OSB, pastor as celebrant with burial at St. Mary's Cemetery., Visitation will be at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, from 5 until 8 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2010., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Community Nurses Inc., 957 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Benedictine Sisters, St. Joseph Monastery, 303 Church Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.
O'NEIL / GARY Mattie O'Neil, 11-16-94 Willie O'Neil, 08-18-81 Madeline Gary, 11-03-02 Memories of you are with us daily, such loving and energizing memories. Your loving family
Mrs. Michal R. Adkins We miss you, but we know Heaven's choir gained a fantastic Mezzo Soprano. FABC Senior Choir
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HINESVILLE, GA. - Otis 'Buddy' W. Diggs, Jr., born Dec. 20, 1959, passed away, Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in Hinesville, Ga.
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Patricia Fahey Schuster, Patricia Schuster, 85, of Earlysville, Virginia, died on Monday, November 15, 2010, following a very brief illness. She was one of four daughters of the late William and Josephine Fahey of East Chicago, Indiana., She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank W. Schuster; and two of her sisters, Margaret Schmidt of Hammond and Sara Ehrsam of St. John, Indiana., Pat took great pleasure in raising her three children, Mark Schuster of Manhattan Beach, California, Steven Schuster of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Karen Merritt of Earlysville; and in her four grandchildren, Derrick Schuster and Erika Schuster, and Brian Ayers and David Ayers; and in their many accomplishments. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Marie Butler, Mary Anne Howard, and John Merritt; her sister, Rosemary Van Fleet of Hammond, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews., Patricia was proud of her Irish heritage and was blessed to have been able to travel there several times. She was fond of flower arranging and walking the family dogs., A funeral Mass will be held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, 11 a.m. Saturday November 20, 2010., The family will receive friends following the service. There will also be a celebration of her life in the Chicago area later this year., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the, , 1445 East Rio Road Charlottesville, VA 22901., Friends may sign the online guest register at
PORTSMOUTH - Patricia Mounie Payne, 73, died Nov. 17, 2010. The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Twiford Chapel, Chesapeake, on Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m. with a memorial service to follow. Condolences may be expressed to the family at
VIRGINIA BEACH - Phillip Wayne Cosenza, 46, of Virginia Beach, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Chesapeake General Hospital after suffering a massive stroke.
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Rebecca Humbles Berry Rebecca Humbles Berry, 83, of Iowa Drive, Evington, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, in the Appomattox Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Milton Andrew Berry. Born in Appomattox County, on Dec. 29, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Willie Johnson Humbles. Mrs. Berry was a member of Mount Airy Baptist Church and a longtime waitress at Maude's Restaurant. She is survived by her son, Kevin R. Berry and his wife, Kandel, of Appomattox; her daughter, Patricia Cox, of Evington; five grandchildren; Melissa Morgan and husband, Tyrone, Tennille Callands and husband, Chris, Calvin Cox Jr., Khrisna Cox, and Katonya Cox and three great-grandchildren, Kia Liggon, Shawnice Morgan, Tevin Morgan. A funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Robinson Funeral Home officiated the Rev. Dr. Willie Green. Burial will follow in the Humbles Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, Nov. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family and an online condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www. robinsonfuneral.com
CAMPBELL - Ruth Evelyn Carter Campbell "Tinnie" December 1, 1932 November 19,2006 She was a loving wife, best friend, excellent mother and a devoted sister. I will always love her and thank God for the gift He gave me in a wife. Archer W. Campbell, Sr.
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CHESAPEAKE - Roger Kenton Lilly Sr., 72, claimed the promise of the resurrection on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.
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Ruby Bingham Walters VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. Ruby Bingham Walters, 87, died Nov 16, 2010. She was born Sept. 7, 1923, to Frank and Lura Bingham in Cove Creek, N.C. She was the eldest of 11 children. Her husband, Jack S Walters; and brothers, Gordon Bingham, Jack Bingham, Tom Bingham, and Jimmy Bingham preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Maria Elena Walters of Virginia Beach; her son, Jack S Walters Jr. of Richmond, Va.; five sisters, Mary Anne Eldreth of Bluff City, Tenn., Sarah Henderson of Abington, Va., Dorothy Sue Hagy of Culter Bay, Fla., Jane Moser of Rolla, Mo., and Julia Davis of Williamsburg, Va.; and one brother, Richard Bingham of Augusta, W.Va. She graduated from Meadowview High School In Meadowview, Va. She was a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps and graduated from Duke University School of Nursing as a registered nurse. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home in Virginia Beach, Va. Condolences may be offered to the family at
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He is survived by seven siblings, Matthew Jr., Leonard "Screwball", Claudia, Carlton, Randy, Jeffrey, and Perry Dickens, 11 nieces and nephews.
Stella Marie Lawrence MARION, Va. Stella Marie Lawrence, 81, passed away Nov. 19, 2010 in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was born July 23, 1929, in Sugar Grove, Va. Mrs. Lawrence was preceded in death by her first husband, Lester Roberts; her second husband, Bob Lawrence; and her parents, Henry and Bessie Rich. She was a faithful member of Valley View Baptist Church and a member of the Hurricane Bowling league for many years. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Dempsey and husband Danny of Sugar Grove and Cindy Roberts of Jonesborough, Tenn.; one son, Charles Roberts and wife Donna of Marion; four grandchildren, Jennifer Dempsey Cregger of Sugar Grove, Hope Overbay and husband Jim of Christiansburg , Jessica Hinson and husband Chris of Jacksonville, Fla., and Brady Roberts of Marion; four great-grandchildren, Abbie and Mollie Cregger and Garrett and Walker Overbay; one sister, Lois Sheets of Sugar Grove; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Valley View Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Frost and Brother Larry Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Slemp Cemetery in Sugar Grove. The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Valley View Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Shirley Powers, 319 Flatwoods Road, Marion, VA 24354. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at
VIRGINIA BEACH - Stephan D. Finkle Jr., 46, of Virginia Beach passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at his home. Memorial service will be 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, with Dr. Dan Goff officiating. Online condolences may be made at
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Bucktrout of Williamsburg Funeral Home.
The funeral will be officiated by Bishop Watson at Cary's Baptist Church, 1615 Cary's Chapel Road, Yorktown, VA 23693, on Monday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. Visitation of family and friends will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home at 210 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601.
Talmadge W. Massie Sr. Talmadge Willard Massie Sr., 82, died Thursday, Nov.18, 2010, at his home in Roseland. Born in Amherst County (Woodson), Jan. 13, 1928, he was a son of the late Charles Beard Massie and Lucy Gleason Massie. Talmadge was a life-long member of Piney River Baptist Church and was a United States World WarII Air Force veteran. He was an avid farmer, out doorsman, bee keeper, and a beloved father and grandfather. He is survived by three sons; T.W. Massie, Jr. (Betty), Scott Massie (Marsha), and Mike Massie (Sharon), all of Roseland; five grandsons; Jason (Cristi), Ryan (Lorinda), Michael, Brad, and Preston; two granddaughters; Tiffany Wells (Justin) and Robin Wheeler (Edward); one great-granddaughter, Kennedy Grace Wheeler and two "special grandchildren", Billy Hughes and Erin Hughes Proctor and a number of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia "Ginny" Stratton Massie; seven brothers; Charles, Jeff, Wingfield, Carroll, Clifton, Wayne and Zane; two sisters; Catherine Nelson and Lucy Mae Brent and a special cousin, Doug Massie. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Byrum-Parr Funeral Home by the Rev. W.T. Wright with burial to follow in Harewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends today (Saturday) from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army 2211 Park Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24501 or The Gideons International , Amherst Gideon Camp POB 34, Monroe, VA 24574.
A memorial will be conducted by the Rev. Joe Hunt at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, Saturday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Thelma S. Carter Thelma Ethelyn Six Carter, 86, of Wytheville died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. Funeral service was held Friday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Chapel. Interment was in the Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church Cemetery. She was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Wythe County, daughter of the late Jacob and Virginia Chandler Six. She was a member of the Original Church of God for over 60 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ules "Mouse" Carter; a grandson, Jamie Richardson; one brother; and five sisters. Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia Hall and Robey of Wytheville, Pam Carter of the home, and Janet Martin of Wytheville; three grandchildren, Tresi Corvin and David, Ashley Richardson and Daniel Martin Jr.; five great-grandchildren, Nikki Walters, Kati Corvin, Lorrye Corvin, Chelsey Corvin and Ella Richardson; two sisters, Beatrice Chandler and Ola Mae Patton, both of Wytheville; and several nieces and nephews. Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of the arrangements.
Thomas R. Brooks, Thomas Russell Brooks Sr., 85, widower of Mary (Nelson) Brooks, of Rainbow Lane in Waynesboro, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2010, at Augusta Health in Fishersville., Mr. Brooks was born September 17, 1925, in Augusta County a son of the late Harry Strickler and Pearl (Bowman) Brooks., Mr. Brooks was a veteran of the United States Marines and he enjoyed traveling with his friends., Surviving is a son, Thomas Russell Brooks Jr.; and a daughter, Cheryl Reusching, both of Afton; a brother, Harry Brooks; and a sister, Jane Brooks, both of North Carolina., Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2010, in Rodes United Methodist Church Cemetery by Pastor Billy Coffey., The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2010, at Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory., Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 230 Frontier Drive, Staunton, is in charge of arrangements., Condolences may be expressed to the family online at
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charlie Herman Maxwell and Harold Maxwell Sr.; and sister; Sadie Maxwell Turner.
Eagar Penn "Elmer" Eagar Penn "Elmer" was notified that his brother, Warren Penn "Bee" passed on Nov. 19, 2010. H.M. Martin Funeral Service, 3856 East 131st Street, Cleveland, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Community Funeral Home.
EDWARDS, William H. Jr., 86, of Mechanicsville, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010. He is survived by two daughters, Susan Browning and Jane O'Connell; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m., and Monday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park.
William David Atkins, William David Atkins, 73, died at his residence in Charlottesville on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. He was the son of the late William Robert Atkins and Jean M. Atkins., He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Atkins; and two sons, David Todd Atkins and his wife, Kara, of Manassas, Virginia, and Paul Robert Atkins and his wife, Jolie, of Stafford, Virginia; two grandchildren, Chad Thomas Atkins and Joshua Reese Atkins, both of Stafford, Virginia; one sister, Sara J. Bayley and her husband, Dwight, of Florida., The family suggests that memorial donations be made to The Legacy Hospice, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 180, Charlottesville, VA 22911., A memorial service will be held at the Crozet Baptist Church 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2010, with the Reverend David Collyer and Colleen Swingle-Titus officiating., Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William R. "Bill" Lowe Jr. CSM William R. "Bill" Lowe Jr., 78, of Louisa, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2010, at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia., Bill was born on November 19, 1931, in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, to William R. Lowe Sr. and Mary Weaver Lowe., He was a Master Mason in the Mount Herman Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 179 in Hyattsville, Maryland., CSM Lowe retired from the Army after over 20 years of service. He was stationed in Korea during the North's initial invasion in 1950 and for a total of 42 months. He also served two tours in Vietnam with the Special Forces. He was awarded our Nation's highest medal for heroism in peacetime. He charged a burning helicopter placing his life in jeopardy and rescued the crew., Following the Korean War, he worked military security for three presidents and was honored to escort the widow of General Douglas MacArthur for the 100th anniversary of his birth to the celebration. He earned the Combat Infantry Badge twice and master parachutist airborne wings. His decorations include the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Soldier's Medal, Bronze Star for Valor, two Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, five awards, Army Occupation Medal, National Defense Medal with bronze star, Korean Service Medal with five stars, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and his unit citations include the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation. Bill also received the Congressional Veterans Commendation., Bill Lowe lived a full life after his military retirement, serving as Chief and town Sergeant of the Mineral Police Department, investigator for State of Virginia Tax Department, was a partner in a restaurant in Norfolk, Virginia, two years with Louisa Sheriff's Office and eleven years with Town of Louisa Police Department. He later enjoyed sailing and living in the Caribbean aboard his sailboat, "BAREFOOTIN"., Bill is survived by his six children, William Edward "Bill" Lowe and his wife, Debbie, of Glen Allen, Virginia, Linda Lowe of Ventura, California, Donald A. Lowe and his wife, Teresa, of Louisa, Virginia, Mary E. Johnson of Louisa, Virginia, John William Lowe currently stationed at Fort Knox United States Army Base and Jason Everett Lowe of Louisa, Virginia; eleven grandchildren, Jennifer Lowe Wilson, Dustin Avery Lowe, Amy Elizabeth Lowe, Nicholas "Nick" R. Lowe, Sara E. Talley, Brandon R. Johnson, Stephanie R. Gordon, Rebecca F. Johnson, Brett L. Johnson, Alexis Ann Lowe and Tyler Everett Lowe; two great-grandchildren, McKenzie Lee Wilson and Maddie Grace Wilson; two sisters, June Reed and Nancy George, both of Chattanooga, Tennessee., He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Dan Lowe., The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 and from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2010, at Woodward Funeral Home, 200 Fredericksburg Avenue, Louisa, VA 23093., A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at New Life Community Church, 509 East Main Street, Louisa, VA 23093, with the Reverend Josh Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Mineral, Virginia., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to Families of theWounded Fund, Inc. c/o Village Bank P.O. Box 330, Midlothian, VA 23113 or online, Visit, for online guestbook.