Sunday, September 21, 2008

Virginia Obituaries 09/21/08

  • Adkins, Mary Ann

    s will be conducted from Forrest Hill Christian Church 2 p.m. Monday with Minister Ted Clifton and Chaplain Rick Poland officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Her family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Forrest Hill Christian Church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, 665 South Main Street, Rocky Mount, Va.

    • Allison, Homer Williard - Homer William Allison Homer Willard Allison age 78 of Calverton, Virginia died Monday, September 15, 2008 at Culpeper Health and Rehab Center. Mr. Allison ....

      • Anderson, Constance

        Constance Anderson NORFOLK - Constance Anderson, 89, passed away Sept. 20, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband, Cecil and her daughter, Cheryl Anderson. Her survivors include her children, Vicki Anderson-Young and her husband Fred T. Young, Judith Anderson and Douglas Anderson and his wife Linda; and her grandchildren, Steven Anderson, Kristin Anderson, Justin Anderson and Trey Hudson. The family would like to offer their sincere thanks to the staff of Provence Place for the love and care shown to…

        • Armstrong, Connie R. - Corinne R. Armstrong Connie R. Armstrong 82, of Manassas Park, VA, formerly of Knoxville, TN, passed away September 11, 2008 at her daughter's home ....

          • Armstrong, Jane Harlow

            ARMSTRONG, Jane Harlow, passed away on August 22, 2008 in Huntsville, Ala. Jane is survived by her husband, Bob; three children, Celeste Armstrong, Bob Armstrong Jr. and Rick Armstrong; three grandchildren, Hiapo Armstrong and Matt and Tanner Payne; sisters, Bitty Keller of Memphis, Tenn., and Rosa Dickson of Richmond; two brothers, Carroll Harlow of Williamsburg, Va., and Arthur Harlow of Richmond.

            • Bailey, Jason Kyle

              BAILEY, Jason Kyle, was born March 1, 1971 in Teaneck, N.J. He died on August 13, 2008 in Henrico Doctors' Hospital in Richmond, Va. Despite his fall from a tree at the age of 10, which left him paralyzed, Jason went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida's School of Occupational Therapy in 1998. Jason practiced with great skill and compassion, often helping and inspiring his wheelchair-bound patients from his own wheelchair. His own injury helped him to better serve others.…

              • Baker, Mack L.

                BAKER, Mack L., 70, of Powhatan, died September 20, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Mary K. Baker; one daughter, Joni B. Sturtz of Midlothian; one brother, Jimmy Baker of Ohio; four sisters, Annabelle Propps of Thaxton, Sharon Fletcher of Kentucky, Mae Maynus and Juanita Blankenship, both of West Virginia. The family will receive friends tonight (Sunday), from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Hwy. (Rt. 60), Powhatan, and where services will be held Monday at 1 p.m.…

                • Baynor, Jane

                  Jane Y. Baynor MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jane Yerkes Baynor, 84, died Sept. 17, 2008, in her home. She was born in Philadelphia and was the widow of Luther J. Baynor. Jane was a former member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Women's Club and volunteer for Operation Smile and Meals on Wheels. Jane is survived by three daughters, Pam Riggs and husband Bob of Martinsville, Anne Brown and husband Craig of Cibolo, Texas, and Karen McGrath and husband Mike of Virginia Beach; son, Michael Baynor and wife Lydia…

                  • Bell Jr., Henry C. "H.C."

                    BELL, Henry C. "H.C." Jr., 66, of Ashland, Va., passed away on Friday, September 19, 2008. He is survived by two daughters, Pam Martin and her husband, Mike, and Jacki Bell; a sister, Pat Davis and her husband, Bob; and three grandchildren, Nicole, Andrew and Matthew. Mr. Bell proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Memorial services will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, in the Nelsen Funeral Home Reid Chapel, 412 South Washington Hwy., Ashland, where the family will receive…

                    • Blackard, Charles H.

                      s 2 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2008, at Moody Funeral Home, Stuart Va.

                      • Blackford, Edwin

                        Edwin Blackford NEWPORT NEWS - Edwin Blackford, 68, husband of Janet Blackford, died Sept. 17, 2008. Services will be held at a later date. Cremation Society of Virginia, Newport News, is in charge.

                        • Blake, James Lee

                          James Lee Blake, 75, of Bedford, died Saturday, September 20, 2008. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

                          • Briggs, Alphonso DeWitt

                            BRIGGS, Alphonso DeWitt, of Richmond, departed this life suddenly Thursday, September 18, 2008. Surviving are his devoted wife, Maxine Jones Briggs; daughter, Shauna J. Friend (Ken); two sons, Sherrod N. (Ronke), and Sherrell A. (Danika) Briggs; two sisters, Sylvia Craighead (William), and Annette Thornton (Elte), of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; five grandchildren; mother-in-law, Malinda L. Winston; seven sisters-in-law, eight brothers-in-law, one uncle, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends,…

                            • Bryant, Ida C.

                              Ida C. Bryant, 86, of Independence, Va., died September 19, 2008. She was the widow of Harvey Lee Bryant. Funeral Monday, September 22, 2008, at 2 p.m. in Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, Independence, Va. The family will receive friends Sunday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

                              • Burley, Julian M.

                                will be held on Tuesday September 23, 2008, at Tharp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Whitt officiating. The family will receive friends at Tharp Funeral Home on Monday September 22, 2008, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To send condolences online visit Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 540-586-3443.

                                • Butler, Alton

                                  will be held at Westminster Canterbury at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Virginia Beach SPCA or the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, First Settlers EMS and Fire station, 2837 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Condolences may be offered to the family at

                                  • Cadlejon, Juanita

                                    Juanita T. Caldejon CHESAPEAKE - Juanita Terry Caldejon, 69, of the 1100 block of Sir Lancelot Drive, passed away Sept. 20, 2008, in her residence. She was born in Kimbal, W.Va., Feb. 1, 1939, to the late Allen and Eula Terry. Juanita worked for many years as a manager for Burger King at several locations and later moved into an administrative position with the company. She is survived by her husband, Romeo Mata Caldejon; three daughters, Debbie Vaughan and husband Clayton, Sharon Holthoff and husband John…

                                    • Charles H. Blackard

                                      • Childress, Glenn Douglas

                                        s 2 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2008, at Turkey Knob Church. Arrangements by Twin County Funerals.

                                        • Conway Sr., Hugh A.

                                          CONWAY, Hugh A. Sr., 92, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 8, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Edna Varney Conway; son, Hugh A. Conway Jr.; granddaughters, Alice Conway Powers and Linda Conway Bagerie. Mr. Conway was a retired border patrol officer and investigator for the Immigration Naturalization Service. A private family service will be held in New Mexico where Hugh was from.

                                          • Cooke, Jacqueline

                                            for the procession to the church. Graves Funeral Home is handling the arrangements

                                            • Corder, Selma G. - Selma G. Corder Selma G. Corder, 92, of Nokesville, died on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Prince William Hospital. He was born in Washington, ....

                                              • Cuthbert Jr., Robert Francis - Robert Francis Cuthbert, Jr. Robert Francis Cuthbert Jr. age 54 passed away on September 15, 2008 at Prince William Hospital in Manassas, Virginia. He ....

                                                • D'Ambrosio, Georgia Isobel - Georgia Isobel D'Ambrosio Georgia Isobel D'Ambrosio age 90, died September 18, 2008 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Mrs. D'Ambrosio was born in Petersburg, VA and ....

                                                • Davis, Thelma

                                                  Thelma L. Davis SUFFOLK - Thelma L. Davis, 90, of the 100 block of Lee St., died Sept. 19, 2008. A funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Metropolitan Baptist Church. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.

                                                  • Davis, Maxine

                                                    will be held Monday at 3 p.m. in Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Gene Primm. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is handling arrangements.

                                                    • DeFelice, Helen

                                                      • Dennis, Virginia Drake

                                                        celebrating Jenny's life will be 2 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2008, at North Roanoke Baptist Church with the Rev. Darryl Crim officiating. Memorials may be made in her name to North Roanoke Baptist Church, 6402 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Va. 24019. Simpson Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements, 540-366-0707.

                                                        • Earhart, Clifford Woodrow - CLIFFORD WOODROW EARHART Clifford Woodrow Earhart age 91 of Manassas, Virginia passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at the home of his son in ....

                                                          • Earley, William

                                                            will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Elm Grove Baptist Church. Reynolds Funeral Home Inc. is in charge.

                                                            • Early, Joseph

                                                              • Edward S. Palasthy

                                                                Sep 21, 2008 The funeral for Edward Steven Palasthy, 85, of Martinsville, who died Sept. 14, 2008, was held Saturday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lynn Bechdolt officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park with military honors and flag presentation by the Veterans Honor Guard of Martinsville and Henry County. Pallbearers were Gregg Amonette, Charles Bregger, Hugh Hagan III, Tom Hagan and Tye Hagan. Norris Funeral Services handled the arrangements.

                                                                • Eller, Linda Robbins

                                                                  Linda Robbins Eller MELFA - Mrs. Linda Robbins Eller, 66, wife of Jerry Eller and a resident of Melfa, passed away peacefully at her residence Sept. 18, 2008, with her husband of 47 years and her children by her side. Born Sept. 18, 1942, and reared in Onancock, Linda was the daughter of Joseph E. Robbins of Onancock and the late Pauline Somers Robbins. She graduated from Onancock High School in 1960 and attended Smithfield Massy School of Business where she became a bookkeeper and was employed by Dr. Tom…

                                                                  • Elsie C. Stowe

                                                                    Sep 21, 2008 Elsie Corns Stowe, 84, of Lawsonville, N.C., died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at the Blue Ridge Nursing Center. She was born in Patrick County on June 28, 1924, to William Howell and Bessie Lou Doss Corns. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Thomas Stowe; and two sons, Larry Thomas Stowe and Donald Ray Stowe. She was a homemaker and was of the Primitive Baptist faith. Surviving are a son, Dennis Stowe, of Lawsonville; a daughter, Brenda Alley, of…

                                                                    • Entwistle, Allen C.

                                                                      ENTWISTLE, Allen C., 74, passed quietly at his Richmond home on September 19, 2008. Loving husband, father, brother and friend, he is survived by his wife of 51 years, Beryl; his son, Cragg (Tracy); and grandchildren, Anders and Rebecca of Sykesville, Md.; his daughter, Daralyn Thomas of Raleigh, N.C.; and grandson, Kyle Thomas of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, George (Tania); and nephews, Greg (Melyssa), Scott and Tyler Entwistle, of Bayport, N.Y. A Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he shared his laughter…

                                                                      • Fens, Pauletta Bragg

                                                                        FENS, Pauletta Bragg, age 64, of Chester, Va., died on Saturday, September 20, 2008. She was the daughter of the late James P. and Frances Hughes Bragg. Mrs. Fens was also preceded in death by her daughter, Francie Branscome. She was a faithful member of Iron Bridge Baptist Church. Mrs. Fens is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Cornelius "Casey" Fens; two sons, Paul Scott and girlfriend, Katirn Ferraro of Chester, and Michael Scott and wife, Carrie of Henrico; two stepchildren, Roxanne…

                                                                        • Fitzpatrick, Bernard

                                                                          • Foster, Mary Ann Payne

                                                                            Mary Ann Payne Foster, 90, of Roanoke, Va., died Thursday, September 18, 2008. Mary was a retired school librarian and was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Foster Jr.; her daughter, Mary Susan Lamp'l; and her brother, Norman Edwards. She is survived by her sons, Thomas E. Foster III and wife, Dinah Seiver, of New York, N.Y., Richard E.B. Foster and wife, Becky, of Roanoke, and Christopher G. Foster and wife, Nancy, of Pasadena, Calif.; her grandchildren, William Thomas Lamp'l and wife,…

                                                                            • Geib, Dorothy Phillips

                                                                              GEIB, Dorothy Phillips, 86, of Hopewell, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2008. She was the daughter of the late John Bunyon and Hazel Page Phillips. Dorothy was a lifelong resident of Hopewell, who was very active in the community and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Dorothy is survived by her husband, William H. Geib; daughter, Anne Geib; and nieces, Marsha Loving, Linda Cody and JoAnne Forter. The family will receive friends at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home…

                                                                              • Geneva S. Isley

                                                                                Sep 21, 2008 The funeral for Geneva Shelton Isley, 83, of Collinsville, who died Sept. 17, 2008, was held Friday at Norris Funeral Services Chapel with Minister Lawrence Harris and Elder Lewis Vass officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joshua Isley, Daryl Shelton, Elaine Mullins, Sterling Mullins, Mike Shelton, Steve Sherwood and Blaise Plagman.

                                                                                • Goolsby, Rodney Jeffress

                                                                                  s will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, September 22, 2008, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel, Buena Vista, Va.

                                                                                  • Gordon, C. Darrell

                                                                                    • Gregory, Virgil Porter Dick - Virgil Porter Dick Gregory Virgil Porter Dick Gregory, age 65, of Manassas, Va. died on September 18, 2008, at Heathcote Health Center in Haymarket. ....

                                                                                      • Grist, Delford Wayne - Delford Wayne Grist Delford Wayne Grist age 78 of Nokesville, Virginia died on Sunday, September 14, 2008 in Hanover, PA. He was a member ....

                                                                                        • Harrell, Florence Virginia

                                                                                          HARRELL, Florence Virginia, age 64, of Amelia, went to be with the Lord on September 19, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Luther Harrell Sr.; children, Ronald L. Harrell Jr. (Pamala), JoAnn Dowell (Kenneth), Christopher Donald Harrell and Jonathan Ray Harrell; grandchildren, Crystal, Kevin and Jonathan Jr.; sisters, Susan Judkins and Dottie Benpon; and brother, Bubby James. Funeral service Monday, 11 a.m. at Arbor Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation at the church…

                                                                                          • Harris, Arvid

                                                                                            with Stevenson Ford. Surviving are his loving wife, Merle B. Harris; two daughters, Peggy Gilbert and Patricia Creef; stepdaughter, Alice Raber; stepson, Bob Lytle; sister, Grace Woodlief; brother, Sol D. Harris; six grandchildren, Brian Davenport, Jason Davenport, David Mobley, Bobby Lytle, Ryan Lytle and Ryan Creef; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Luke Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Graham Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Burial will follow in Woodlawn…

                                                                                            • Haynes, Rachel

                                                                                              will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Lighthouse Pointe, 933 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. The family would like to offer their sincere gratitude to the residents and staff at Lighthouse Pointe for the love and friendship they shared with Rachel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Humane Society, 123 Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23320 or to the animal welfare organization of your choice. Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

                                                                                              • Hill, Eddie

                                                                                                • Hollandsworth, Gertha Gallimore

                                                                                                  • Holley, Lewis F.

                                                                                                    HOLLEY, Lewis F., of Midlothian, born July 29, 1941 died September 18, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Dee; three daughters, Diana, Donna and Debra; two grandchildren, Michael and April; two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Christopher; and a sister, Linda. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Buford Road Baptist Church, 819 Buford Road, and where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia, Va.

                                                                                                    • Hudgins, Eugene

                                                                                                      in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Gene's honor to Park Place Baptist Church, 430 W. 31st St., Norfolk, VA 23502.

                                                                                                      • Hylton, Gene

                                                                                                        s will be private. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2008, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100.

                                                                                                        • Jane Y. Baynor

                                                                                                          Sep 21, 2008 Jane Yerkes Baynor, 84, of 1020 S. Askin St., Martinsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at her home. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Jan. 25, 1924, to Charles Yerkes and Ann Conaway Yerkes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther J. Baynor; and a grandson, Chandon McGrath. She was a homemaker and a former member of St. Matthews Catholic Church at Virginia Beach. Surviving are four children, Pam Riggs, Mike Baynor, Anne Brown and Karen McGrath; two…

                                                                                                          • Jeffcoat III, William

                                                                                                            William C. Jeffcoat III NORFOLK - William Charles Jeffcoat III, 51, passed away suddenly but peacefully in his home Sept. 18, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Katherrine Pennello Jeffcoat; his son, John A. Jeffcoat of Chesapeake; and his daughter, Caitlin Ann Jeffcoat of Norfolk. Born in Newport, R.I., he was the son of Joanne Jeffcoat of Norfolk and the late William Charles Jeffcoat Jr. He was also preceded in death by his brother, John Edwin "Eddie" Jeffcoat. He is also survived by…

                                                                                                            • Jefferson, Jimmie

                                                                                                              will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Knotts Island United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any hospice program.

                                                                                                              • Jesse H. Cox

                                                                                                                Sep 21, 2008 The funeral for Jesse Hanks Cox, 30, of Collinsville, who died Sept. 16, 2008, was held Saturday at Bassett Funeral Service South Chapel. Pastors Carl Keith and Charles Lumpkin officiated. Pallbearers were Shannon Oostdyk, Derrick Nowlin, Justin Mader, Hank Seltzer, William Seltzer, W.A. Bosserman, Randall Hiner, Billy Miller, Stacy Eutsler, Harrison Dooley and Ben Sink.

                                                                                                                • Jesse H. Wade, Sr.

                                                                                                                  Sep 21, 2008 The funeral for Jesse Harold Wade Sr., 89, of Martinsville, who died Sept. 17, 2008, was held Friday at Chatham Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Hatfield officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tommy Wright, Bill Nease, Denny Wade, Jess Wade III, Danny Wade, Greg Wade and James Donavant. Arrangements were by Norris Funeral Services and Crematory.

                                                                                                                  • Jones Sr., Wiley

                                                                                                                    from there. He was a member of Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, Chesapeake, and was one of the founding members of the church and a former chairman of the Deacon's Ministry. He was also a member of Tidewater Masonic Lodge No. 106, where he was an honorary Chaplain. Survivors include his daughter, Evangeline M. Davis (Bishop Moses L. Davis Sr.) of Norfolk; two sons, Wiley P. Jones Jr. (Cathy) and Jerome Cradle, both of Norfolk; three sisters all of North Carolina; one brother of Amityville, N.Y.; 11…

                                                                                                                    • Jones, Clyde

                                                                                                                      Clyde Mae R. Jones CRESWELL - Clyde Mae R. Jones, 86, of E. Main Steet, died Sept. 18, 2008. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in St. Mark AME Zion Church. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge.

                                                                                                                      • Jones, Hazel Claudine Thornsberry

                                                                                                                        s 2 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2008, at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate.

                                                                                                                        • Jones Sr., Joseph Franklin

                                                                                                                          JONES, Joseph Franklin Sr., departed this life September 15, 2008. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Roland Jones and Mary Ann Jenkins Jones; five sisters, Hortense Tarrer, Martha Leona Bishop, Janet Stevens, Eva Linthicum and Mary Ann Jones; three brothers, Milford Charles and John Jones; and a devoted son, Carl Edward Jones. He is survived by the love of his life, his daughter, Mary Jones-Williamson; and son, Joseph Jones; three grandchildren, among them, devoted, Kevin L. Jones; two…

                                                                                                                          • Kellison, Alice Mary

                                                                                                                            KELLISON, Alice Mary, 83, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord September 19, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dellwood Fountain Kellison. She is survived by five children, Joseph Kellison, Linda Davis, Brenda Sasser, Daniel Kellison and Dellwood Allen Kellison; two sisters, Doris Evers and Anne Titone; two brothers. Richard and Charles Miller; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Alice loved gardening, canning, and all God's creatures. She was a devoted and loving…

                                                                                                                            • Kenney, Grace

                                                                                                                              KENNEY, Mrs. Grace, 78, of Maidens, Va., departed this life Saturday, September 20, 2008. Remains rest at the Robert Mealy Funeral Home, Goochland, Va. Funeral notice later.

                                                                                                                              • Kirby, Betty Carr

                                                                                                                                KIRBY, Betty Carr, age 81, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, departed this life September 17, 2008. A native of Roanoke, she was a lifelong homemaker, an avid bird watcher and nature lover, creative gardener, talented and self-taught musician, artist and accomplished seamstress from apparel to handmade quilts to intricate embroidery. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Thomas Eusebius Kirby Jr.; and four daughters, Carolyn Badraun and family of Jacksonville, Fla.; Nancy Kirby Schenk, husband,…

                                                                                                                                • Knight, James

                                                                                                                                  James Lionell Knight GATES - James Lionell Knight, 52, of the 800 block of Medical Center Road, died Sept. 18, 2008. A funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Sycamore Hill AME Zion Church. Stallings Funeral Chapel, Gatesville, is in charge.

                                                                                                                                  • Laverne F. Hatcher

                                                                                                                                    • Lawhorn, Pamela Staton

                                                                                                                                      s 2 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2008, First Brethren Church. Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home, Buena Vista, Va.

                                                                                                                                      • Le, Sang Van

                                                                                                                                        Sang Van Le ELIZABETH CITY - Sang Van Le, 77, of the 100 block of Pineshore Road and a native of Vietnam, died Sept. 19, 2008. Family and friends will gather today at 3 p.m. at 259 Shadneck Road, Elizabeth City. Twiford's Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, is in charge.

                                                                                                                                        • Leahy, Margaret

                                                                                                                                          will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Belle Haven United Methodist Church. Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore, is in charge.

                                                                                                                                          • Luke, Mary

                                                                                                                                            • Marie G. Sheets

                                                                                                                                              Sep 21, 2008 Marie Gauldin Sheets, 82, of Lewisville, N.C., died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Herman, Frank, Joe, John, Cabell and Albert; and three sisters, Viola Piola, Betty Cole and Ethel Glanzer. Surviving are her husband, Herman Sheets; three sons; one daughter; several grandchildren; and other relatives in the Martinsville area. The funeral was Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008. Hayworth Miller Funeral Home in Winston-Salem, N.C., handled the arrangements.

                                                                                                                                              • Marshall Jr., Homer Wilson

                                                                                                                                                MARSHALL, Homer Wilson Jr., 75, of Midlothian, died Thursday, September 18, 2008. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marian Smith Marshall. Survivors include his wife, Shirley B. Marshall; five children, Steve Marshall, Jennifer Marshall, Cynthia Newland, Beth Angelus and Peyton Bonner; six grandchildren, Michael Marshall, Julie Marshall, Eric Newland, Molly Newland, Jacob Angelus and Caroline Angelus. Homer was currently Senior Vice President of Investments at UBS. He was a member of the Powhatan…

                                                                                                                                                • Mayhall, James

                                                                                                                                                  James R. Mayhall VIRGINIA BEACH - It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, James Richard Mayhall on Sept. 18, 2008. He was born in Shinnston, W.Va., Dec. 18, 1923, to Nora and Charles Mayhall. He was a proud member of the United States Navy from 1943 to 1964, receiving many commendations during his career in the military. After retirement, he joined the McDonald's Corporation and retired after 16 years. Our father was a quiet, unassuming man…

                                                                                                                                                  • McCluskey, Odell

                                                                                                                                                    Odell K. McCluskey NORFOLK - Mrs. Odell Mae Keech McCluskey, 86, a former resident of Pinetown, died Sept. 20, 2008, in Pungo District Hospital. Mrs. McCluskey was born in Beaufort County, April 14, 1922, to the late Thomas L. and Hattie Latham Keech. She was a graduate of Pantego High School, was employed by the U.S. Postal Service and C&P Telephone Co. in Norfolk. She was a member of Norview Baptist Church in Norfolk. She married Bennie William McCluskey who preceded her in death January 1995.…

                                                                                                                                                  • McNair, Delores - Delores Moore McNair Delores Moore McNair, age 76, of Summerville, S.C., wife of Kenneth D. McNair, died Friday, September 19, 2008 in a local ....

                                                                                                                                                    • Medina, Norman

                                                                                                                                                      will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Carlos A. Howard Funeral Homes, Norfolk Chapel.

                                                                                                                                                      • Mills, Allen

                                                                                                                                                        from 10 to 11 a.m. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

                                                                                                                                                        • Moore, Elizabeth

                                                                                                                                                          Elizabeth Moore CHESAPEAKE - Elizabeth Moore, 68, of the 2500 block of Rice St., passed away Sept. 18, 2008. A funer al will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Ave. Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

                                                                                                                                                          • Moore, Seth

                                                                                                                                                            . Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Seth T. Moore to Hospice of Lake Sumter, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162.

                                                                                                                                                            • Morrison, Toni

                                                                                                                                                              Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel.

                                                                                                                                                              • Morton, Kathleen E.

                                                                                                                                                                MORTON, Kathleen E., 55, of Richmond, went into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 33 years, Jim; three daughters, Amy Morton, Jill McGehee and her husband, Brian, and Kathleen Morton; a sister, Susan Costanza; a brother, Buddy Foster; her mother-in-law, Joan Morton; and many other loving family members and friends. She was a longtime employee of Stuart Medical (now Bosley) and retired…

                                                                                                                                                                • Mullins, Juanita Settles

                                                                                                                                                                  • Musick, Linda

                                                                                                                                                                    • Nina T. Byrd

                                                                                                                                                                      Sep 21, 2008 Nina Turner Byrd, 86, of Collinsville, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. Bassett Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

                                                                                                                                                                      • O'Connor Sr., William T.

                                                                                                                                                                        O'CONNOR, William T. Sr., age 90, of West Point, widower of Pauline Kelly O'Connor and a retired Chesapeake Corporation employee died Friday, September 19, 2008. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion. He was also an active member of the West Point Fire and Rescue Squad since 1940. Survived by his daughter, Louise Heidelberg of West Point; a son, W.T. O'Connor Jr. and his wife, Monica, of Williamsburg; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two…

                                                                                                                                                                        • Peele, Cheryl

                                                                                                                                                                          Cheryl S. Peele WINDSOR - Cheryl Smallwood Peele, 43, of the 200 block of Quitsna Road, died Sept. 18, 2008. A funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Indian Woods Baptist Church. Gilliam Funeral Home is in charge.

                                                                                                                                                                          • Peters, Marion J.

                                                                                                                                                                            PETERS, Marion J., 83, of Richmond, a resident of Lexington Court, formerly of Highland Springs, entered into heavenly rest on Friday, September 19, 2008. She was the widow of Robert W. Peters, and was preceded in death by her son, Robert Bruce Peters. Mrs. Peters is survived by her son, Gary Petoria of Charlottesville; and her dear friends of over 40 years, Clyde and Nancy Shumaker. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Highland Springs, Va., and was a retired administrative assistant from…

                                                                                                                                                                            • Phillipps, Jr., Robert Paul - Robert Paul Phillipps, Jr. Robert Paul Phillipps, Jr., age 24, of Woodbridge, died on September 16, 2008. Robert is survived by his daughter, Breanna ....

                                                                                                                                                                              • Picchi, John Carter

                                                                                                                                                                                PICCHI, John Carter, 54, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father, John Joseph Picchi. He is survived by his loving, devoted children, Katherine Leigh Picchi and John Joseph Picchi II, both of Richmond; mother, Blanche T. Picchi of Powhatan; two brothers, Jeff and Steve Picchi; three sisters, Madelaina, Maria, and Elizabeth Picchi; and his faithful companion, "Kylie." John joined the Virginia State Capitol Police in 1976 upon graduating high…

                                                                                                                                                                                • Pickering, Shirley

                                                                                                                                                                                  will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Powell, James

                                                                                                                                                                                    James M. Powell VIRGINIA BEACH - James Malvern Powell of the 900 block of Virginia Beach Blvd. passed away Sept. 13, 2008, at the age of 67. Survivors include his sons, Michael Powell, his wife Anne, and their children Michael, Wesley and William of Virginia Beach, and James Powell III, his wife Ronda, and their daughter Pam Pacos of Angier, N.C.; his sister, Sue Williams and her husband Martin of Beckley, W.Va.; three nephews, their wives and children; and his cousin, Tom Scott whose kindness, compassion…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Preiser, Vera

                                                                                                                                                                                      PREISER, Vera, beloved sister and mother, departed this life September 10, 2008 after losing a long and valiant battle with cancer. She is survived by two sisters, Florence Mahan and Mary Anna Fulcher; four children, Betty Bivens, Tina Henderson, Thomas Hendrickson and Eric Preiser; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Price, Claytene Donna

                                                                                                                                                                                        s will be private. Arrangements by Oakeys Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ragland, Royce Byron

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Reich, Ruth Renick

                                                                                                                                                                                            s will be conducted 1 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2008, at Lotz Salem Chapel with Pastor John Abbott officiating. Burial will follow in East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Riley, Irene Jones

                                                                                                                                                                                              Irene Jones Riley, 90, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2008. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home and Crematory, 540-366-0707.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  ROOTS, Mrs. Sarah B., of Richmond, departed this life September 17, 2008. Sarah is survived by her children, James H. (Earline), Charmaine Roots-Castillo (Amos), Rev. Arthur L. (Robin), Brandon J. (Brenda) and Desiree Roots Centeio (Axel); 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a loving sister, Earline B. Jefferson; a devoted best friend of 79 years, Lottie H. Smith (Clifton); a host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 North 25th Street. Remains will lie…

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rowland, Jewel

                                                                                                                                                                                                    at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ryan Jr., Edward

                                                                                                                                                                                                    s will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, by the Rev. James M. Wood. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk chapel, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ryan Jr., Edward Lawrence

                                                                                                                                                                                                      RYAN, Judge Edward Lawrence Ryan Jr., 94, a retired Circuit Court Judge for the City of Norfolk from 1973 to 1983, died September 18, 2008 in Richmond. He was the son of the late Edward L. and Delia Powell Ryan of Richmond, Virginia, and was preceded in death by his brother, The Honorable John Powell Ryan. Judge Ryan was educated at Benedictine High School, the University of Richmond and the University of Virginia, receiving his L.L.B. in 1936. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving his country as a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Schatzberg, Sara Beth

                                                                                                                                                                                                        SCHATZBERG, Sara Beth, 18, of Richmond, passed away September 18, 2008 in a tragic car accident. She was the daughter of Michael and Debra Schatzberg; sister of Joshua; grand-daughter of Samuel Levingston and the late Florence Levingston and Mortimer and Shirley Schatzberg. Sara was finishing her senior year at Mills Godwin High School. She loved children, animals, and the theater. She was a volunteer for AARF and alumna of Camp Broadway in New York City and the School of Performing Arts in Richmond. She…

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Scruggs, Helen

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Helen Owins Scruggs NORFOLK - Helen Blanche Owins Scruggs, 80, a longtime resident of Newport News, ascended to a more bountiful existence Sept. 19, 2008, in Maryview Nursing Center, Portsmouth. She was a loving mother and wife, and a kind friend to all who passed her way. Mrs. Scruggs was born Feb. 10, 1928, in Gastonia, N.C., to Charles and Nell Owins. Raised in Norfolk, she was a 1946 graduate of Norview High School. In 1949, she earned a degree in biology from Longwood College. She married Andrew…

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Seamster, B. Joy Mills

                                                                                                                                                                                                            B. Joy Mills Seamster, 60, of Anacortes, Wash., and formerly of Roanoke, Va., died on Thursday, September 11, Celebration of Life 1 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2008, at The Northern Peaks Church, Sedro Wooelly, Wash.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Selby, Alberta

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alberta Miller Selby VIRGINIA BEACH - Alberta Miller Selby, 79, went to be with our Lord Sept. 14, 2008, after a 14-year battle with Alzheimer's. Born in Duncannon, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence L. and Laura E. Barninger and the widow of the John H. "Jack" Miller formerly of Camp Hill, Pa., and retired Lt. Col. Lewis S. Selby, formerly of Delmar, Del. She leaves to cherish her memory and great spirit her daughter, Connie McMahon and husband Rick of Virginia Beach;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Shealor, Mary Price

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mary Price Shealor, 74, of Blacksburg, died Saturday, September 20, 2008. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sherron, Dr. Ronald H.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SHERRON, Dr. Ronald H., age 76, of 3920 Muhlenberg Ct., passed away Friday, September 19, 2008 at Twin Lakes. Dr. Sherron was a retired professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date. Dr. Sherron will remain at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory through the completion of funeral arrangements. You may sign the online register book at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Simmers, Betty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McKendree United Methodist Church, c/o The Council of Ministries Committee of to the charity of your choice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Smith, Roy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Roy O. Smith MERRY HILL - Roy Odell Smith, 85, of the 300 block of Taylor's Store Road and formerly of Columbia, died Sept. 19, 2008, in Chowan Hospital, Edenton. A funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, Windsor, N.C. A visitation will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. in the funeral home and all other times at the residence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Stewart Sr., Kenneth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        at the funeral home. Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Stogsdill, Mary Ann - Mary Ann Stogsdill Mary Ann Stogsdill, 83 years old, died at The Holbrook Health Center at Piper Shores on Saturday, September 13, 2008 with ....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sykes Sr., John

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            will be held at Azalea Baptist Church, Norfolk, Saturday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245 or Development Office, International Mission Board of the SBC, 3806 Monument Ave., P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230-0767. Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Services of Tidewater,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mrs. Helen R. Robinson, 90, of 816 Cameron St., Petersburg, Va., entered eternal rest on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at John Randolph Medical Center, Hopewell, Va. Born in Prince George County on Feb. 14, 1918, to the late Edward and Ethel Wiles, Mrs. Robinson, orphaned at an early age was raised by her grandmother, Addie Greene, in Petersburg, Va. She was educated and worked in the Petersburg area until she retired from Central State Hospital. At the early age of 8, she confessed Christ and was baptized at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wagstaff, Frances Lewis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mrs. Frances Lewis Wagstaff, 80, of Leasburg, N.C., passed away Saturday, September 20, 2008. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Walter D. Moore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sep 21, 2008 The funeral for Walter Dernard Moore, 54, of Roanoke, who died Sept. 17, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Bassett, with Pastor Mark Griffith officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service Tuesday. He was born in Bassett on Dec. 23, 1953, to Alverta Moore Hagwood of Bassett. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jonathan David Hagwood. He worked for Allstate in Roanoke as a computer…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Weatherford, Anna Katherine Dunlap

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WEATHERFORD, Anna Katherine Dunlap, 97, of Blackstone, Va., widow of William E. Weatherford, departed this life on Friday, September 19, 2008. She is survived by her son, William E. Weatherford Jr. and his wife, Mary Jane Weatherford of Goochland; two grandchildren, James Grady Weatherford of Silver Springs, Maryland and Benjamin Browder Weatherford of Decatur, Georgia. A lifelong resident of Blackstone, she graduated from Blackstone High School in 1928 and the College of William & Mary in 1932. At…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Webb, David Stewart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WEBB, David Stewart, 48, of Aylett, Virginia, died unexpectedly on August 14, 2008, as a result of a work accident. He was preceded in death by his parents, Voil Richard and Theresa Lusby; and a brother, Robin. Survivors include his two young children, Rachel and Zachary of Stafford. Also survived by his sister, Ramona Aversa of Fredericksburg; and three brothers, Richard Webb of Hamilton, Stephen Webb of Beaverdam and Paris Webb of Doswell. A native of Arlington who later moved to Stafford, David used to…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Weiss, Joseph

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Joseph F. Weiss CHESAPEAKE - Dr. Joseph Franklin Weiss, 71, passed away Sept. 17, 2008, in his residence. He was a native of New York City and was a retired chemist with the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a graduate of Columbia University, received his master's degree from New York University and a doctorate degree in inorganic chemistry from the University of Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Peggy D. Weiss; daughter, Hanna Mulaj and her husband Isa of Charlotte, N.C.; and a son, Nathan Weiss of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Weldon, James William

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          s will be held noon on Monday, September 22, 2008, at Oakey's South Chapel with the Rev. Tim Spear officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brambleton Baptist Church, 4122 Cresthill Drive, Roanoke, Va. 24018. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 20, 2008, and Sunday, September 21, 2008, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • White, Mary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wiggins, Sumiko

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wilson, Kenneth W.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                will be conducted 11 a.m. on Monday, September 22, 2008, in the chapel of John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home, Salem, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wright, Beryl R.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WRIGHT, Beryl R., 90, of Reedville, Va., passed away at her home Thursday, September 18, 2008. She was retired from Bank of Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Douglas G. Wright. She is survived by two nieces, a nephew and her caregivers. The family will receive friends at Faulkner Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Burgess, Va. on Friday, September 26, 2008 from 6 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to…

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