Thursday, October 23, 2008

Virginia Obituaries 10/23/08

  • Abel Jr., James C. - James "Buddy" C. Abel Jr. James "Buddy" C. Abel Jr., age 61, of Alexandria VA, died October 18, 2008 in his home. He is ....

    • Abrams, Edmund "Chuckie"

      ABRAMS, Edmund "Chuckie", of Ashland, Va., formerly of Pleasanton, Calif., entered eternal rest of October 17, 2009. He leaves to cherish his memory two brothers, Leon (Rose) and Howard Abrams Jr. (Peggy); five aunts, Vinetta Taliferro, Joyce Latney, Oda Belle Jenkins, Grace Patterson, and Helen Jones; two uncles, Andres Jones and Willie Latney; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, one devoted Diane Latney, and other relatives. Remains rest at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington…

      • Armstrong, Gordon Gray

        ARMSTRONG, Gordon Gray, 76 years of age, a resident of Richmond, Va., went home to be with the Lord Friday, October 17. Gordon was born September 23, 1932 in Richmond, Va. Gordon was preceded in death by his mother and father, Virginia and Carroll Ragland and Kelly Armstrong. He is survived by two daughters and one son, Connie Armstrong Dority and her husband, Skip Dority, April Armstrong Diaz and Shane Armstrong. He also leaves three grandchildren, Trey Dority, Tanner Dority and Cierra Diaz. He is also…

        • Atkins, Harry Dameron

          s will be conducted Friday, October 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. at God's House Church in Hoges Chapel, Va., with the Rev. Wayman Crigger officiating. He will receive burial and full military Honors following, by American Legion Post #68 in Narrows American Legion Post #311 and VFW Post #6000 in Narrows, in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at God's House Church, Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Special thanks to God's House, his many friends and everyone who…

          • Bayly, Barry Robert

            11 a.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, Highland United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount, Va.

            • Beeman Jr., Paul James

              • Belcher, Rosa Mae

                BELCHER, Mrs. Rosa Mae, of Richmond, departed this life October 18, 2008. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 28 years, Dalton W. Belcher. She is survived by three sons, two daughters, seven grand-children, eight great-grandchildren, one brother, two sisters, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Remains will lie in state Friday, 11 a.m., at Asbury United Methodist Church, 29th and Marshall Streets, where…

                • Beverly W. Padgett

                  • Bickerstaff, William Arthur "Billy"

                    BICKERSTAFF, William Arthur "Billy", passed away October 21, 2008. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Louise Dollard Bickerstaff, his brother, James Bickerstaff Jr. and his sister, Martha Bickerstaff Fulgham. He is survived by five children, William Arthur Bickerstaff Jr., of Richmond, Va., Louise McCallon and her husband, Eddie and their son, James of Fleming Island, Fla., Beverley Pack and her husband, Gary and their children, Dylan and Kori, Susan Rogers and her husband, Bryan…

                    • Bigler, Harman Paul

                      Mr. Harman Paul Bigler, 92, of Roanoke, Va., died on Tuesday, October 21, 2008. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131.

                      • Blankenship, Leon R.

                        s will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at Paitsel Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Crawford Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle, Va. www.paitselfh.com.

                        • Bond, Jezia Carlos

                          will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Fair View Cemetery. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

                          • Bonham, Ruby C.

                            Ruby C. Bonham, 78, of Salem, Va., passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2008. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, 540-389-5441.

                            • Bradley, Katherine "Katy"

                              Mrs. Katherine "Katy" Litz Bradley, 85, a former well-known resident of Abingdon, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, in Lexington, Ky. She was the widow of the late Abram "Mack" Bradley of Abingdon. Born in Catlettsburg, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Hershel Litz and Nell Rous Litz. She was a current resident of Lexington, where she had resided since 2004. She was a member of Abingdon United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, Philip Bradley of Richmond.; daughter, Elaine…

                              • Brown, Margaret A.

                                BROWN, Mrs. Margaret A., of Richmond, departed this life October 22, 2008. Remains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street. Funeral notice later.

                                • Brown Jr., Sterling

                                  will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel, Galax, Va.

                                  • Bunch, Maryjane P.

                                    BUNCH, Maryjane P., 56, a retired nurse and resident of Richmond, died peacefully Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born August 12, 1952 in Fredericksburg. Maryjane is survived by her mother, Margaret P. Warren; her brother, John S. Philips and sister-in-law, Sallie W. Philips; her nephew, David Stuart Philips and his wife, Jessica; her niece, Jenny Philips Moss and her husband, Jason; four beloved nephews and nieces, one of whom visited Aunt Maryjane in the hospital the night…

                                    • Burgess, Geralene A.

                                      will be conducted 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, from Mountain View Memorial Park with the Rev. Robert Williard officiating. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, 665 South Main Street, Rocky Mount, Va.

                                      • Bushnell, Betty Goode

                                        s 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, from the First Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.

                                        • Carneal, Margaret L. "Jill"

                                          CARNEAL, Margaret L. "Jill", 87, of Mechanicsville, widow of William W. "Bill" Carneal Jr., passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2008. She is survived by two sons, William Wesley Carneal III and Robert Lee "Bobby" Carneal and his wife, Dottie, of Independence, Ky., eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, and two on the way. She was a member of Cool Springs Baptist Church and a lifetime member of Ashcake Rescue Squad. Mrs. Carneal retired as a medical assistant with…

                                          • Carroll, Mabel B.

                                            Mabel Beatrice Carroll, 92, of Bland, the Crandon community, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at Wythe County Community Hospital in Wytheville. Funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Maurer officiating. A graveside service was held Friday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Mechanicsburg Cemetery. She was born Sept. 1, 1916, in Bland County, daughter of the late Arnold Patton and Ida Miller Austin. She was a lifelong member of the Mechanicsville…

                                            • Caviness, Alvin R.

                                              Alvin Roy Caviness, 84, of Shorts Creek went to be with the Lord and be reunited with his wife on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, surrounded by his family at the home of his daughter Wanda. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Reese Funeral Chapel with the Revs. James Lawson, Ronnie Stuart and Carl Forrester officiating. Interment will be in the Memorial Christian Church Cemetery at Draper. He was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Carroll County, son of the late George and Georgie Caviness. He was…

                                              • Cleaver Jr., Charles Mason

                                                CLEAVER, Charles Mason Jr., age 86, of Deltaville, formerly of Colonial Heights, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2008. He was the son of the late Charles M. Cleaver Sr. and Helen Paul Finessey. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He attended Duke University for one year and enlisted in the Army Air Corps when WWII began. He served with the 362nd Fighter Group for the duration of the war and then continued his education at Duke, getting a degree in forestry and botany. He was active in several civic…

                                                • Collier, Avis H.

                                                  at the squad building. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Dugspur Rescue Squad or Bethel Brethren in Christ Church. Appreciation is extended to Skyline Manor Nursing Home angels and Good Samaritan Hospice. Vaughan-GuynnMcGrady Chapel is serving the family.

                                                  • Conner, Samuel F.

                                                    s will be conducted 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at First Church of the Brethren by Pastor Dava Hensley. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road, 540-366-0707.

                                                    • Cooper, Andrew W.

                                                      Andrew W. Cooper, 46, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Friday, October 17, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father, Mack D. Cooper. He attended First Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother, Jeanine Cooper; sister, Monique (Nicky) Cooper, of Washington, D.C.; brothers, Mack D. Cooper II and Pierre Thomas (Pete) Cooper, both of Roanoke; his beloved pets, Sammy and Misty; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and numerous friends. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 23,…

                                                      • Corvin, Cletia

                                                        Cletia Nuckolls Corvin, 88, of Wytheville died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harvey Atkinson officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. She was a retired manager from Jafree Shirt Co. and was employed in food service at Carrington Place at Wytheville. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Hattie Felty Nuckolls; and her…

                                                        • Cousins Jr., Chestley Aubrey

                                                          COUSINS, Chestley Aubrey Jr., 96, of Richmond, died October 20, 2008. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Georgie M. Cousins; great-nephew, George N. Barnes III; great-niece, Danita R. Barnes; four great-great-nephews, one great-great-niece, a host of other relatives and friends. He was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Navy and a retiree of the U.S. Postal Service. Remains rest at the Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, October 24,…

                                                          • Covington, Deaconess Rosa

                                                            COVINGTON, Deaconess Rosa, 95, of Richmond, departed this life October 20, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Covington; one daughter, Cordelia Brice; three sons, Oscar "Boo" Williams, Rev. James E. Williams Sr. and David L. Williams Sr. She is survived by 10 grandchildren, among them a devoted, Cecelia "Peaches" Booker; 11 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; two daughters-in-law, Annie Williams and Frances Williams…

                                                            • Crouch, Elizabeth Thorpe

                                                              CROUCH, Elizabeth Thorpe, age 89, died on October 18, 2008. She is survived by one daughter, Jacqueline Amadio of Seminole, Fla.; two sons, Don Crouch of Las Vegas, Nev., and Jim Crouch of Largo, Fla.; one brother, James Thorpe of Emporia, Va.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday, October 24, at Emporia Cemetery. Echols Funeral Home of Emporia is in charge of arrangements.

                                                              • Devine, Alda Blair

                                                                s will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at VaughanGuynn-McGrady Chapel with the Rev. Chris Carlisle officiating. Burial will follow in the Webb-Sky View Cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by the Hillsville VFW Post #1115. A guestbook is available for condolences at www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.

                                                                • Dunn, Ruth (McVey)

                                                                  • Elswick, Alma Argana

                                                                    Mrs. Alma Argana Elswick, of Richlands, Va., passed away Thurs., Oct. 16, 2008 in an Abingdon, Va., nursing home, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Coeburn, Va., and was the daughter of the late James Gilbert and Arabelle Carpenter Woody. She had made her home in the Richlands area most of her life and was a LPN at the Mattie Williams Hospital. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Richlands, Va., and was a member of the Bluefield Chapter #102 O.E.S. and the Rebekah's…

                                                                    • Estep, Patricia Grey Rowsey

                                                                      will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Michael Wilburn officiating. Burial will take place at Red Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Boones Mill, Va.

                                                                      • Everett, Joe Lewis

                                                                        s at the church. Friends may call on Friday afternoon, October 24, 2008, for viewing at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family will appreciate your contributions to the Maple Street Baptist Church Building Fund. Condolences may be sent to www.Hamlar-Curtis.com.

                                                                        • Farmer, Virgil

                                                                          Mr. Virgil Monroe Farmer, age 97 of Tazewell County, Va., died Mon., Oct. 13, 2008 at the Golden Age Retirement Home at Claypool Hill, Va. Born Jan. 4, 1911 in Grayson County, Va., he was a son of the late Walter Farmer and Luevada Sheets Farmer. Mr. Farmer was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired coal miner, having been employed by the Pocahontas Fuel Company and was a member of the UMWA Local 1498, District #17. Mr. Farmer had also been employed at Compton sawmill. In addition to his parents, he was…

                                                                          • Ferrell Sr., Joe Lewis

                                                                            s will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Cedric Malone officiating. The interment will be in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at HamlarCurtis Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.Hamlar-Curtis.com.

                                                                            • Fitzpatrick, Barney (Memoriam)

                                                                              In Loving Memory of Barney FITZPATRICK October 23, 1951 September 18, 2008, Happy Birthday Barney!, It's been a month and we are still in shock. Our hearts are empty missing you, especially the little things you did for us daily with your caring heart. No one could have helped us take care of mom in the end better than you did. Now you are taking care of each other in heaven and we have (2) guardian angels watching over us! You may be gone but never forgotten, your only as far away as our hearts!,…

                                                                              • Flory, Lucy Louise Coverstone - Lucy Louise Coverstone Flory Lucy Louise Coverstone Flory, 80, of Nokesville, Virginia passed from this life on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 after a long ....

                                                                                • Greer, Eula J.

                                                                                  Eula J. Greer, 49, of Rural Retreat, Va., passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2008. She was the wife of Perry B. Greer Jr. Funeral 8 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2008, in ReinsSturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, Independence, Va.

                                                                                  • Hagy, Nell (Price)

                                                                                    Mrs. Nell Price Hagy, 97, a lifelong resident of Washington County passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was born March 18, 1911, in Washington County, the daughter of late John Richard and Annie Lee Maiden Price. Her life was filled with happiness, joy, taking care of her family and caring for others. She was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Abingdon. She was dedicated to her church, neighbors and in her later years to the many friends she took to…

                                                                                    • Hatcher, Elna Maidelle

                                                                                      Elna Maidelle Hatcher, 83 , of Hillsville, Passed away on October 15, 2008. She was born on August 20, 1925 to the late David Clarence and Laura Elizabeth Hatcher. She was preceded in by one sister, Iona Faye Burgess. Survivors Brothers and Sister-in-laws Bert and Linda Hatcher Donnie Royce and Jo Ann Hatcher David C. Hatcher, Jr. and Madeline Hatcher Nephews Lane Hatcher Gary Hatcher Darrell Hatcher Vincent Hatcher Victor Hatcher Chad Hatcher Nieces Charliene and Lindel Belcher Lori and Ben Greenfield…

                                                                                      • Henry H. Strickland

                                                                                        Oct 23, 2008 The funeral for Henry H. Strickland, 78, of 1221 Kings Mill Road, Martinsville, died Oct. 21, 2008. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel Progressive Primitive Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where he was a member. Burial will be in the George A. Strickland family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Perry-Spencer Funeral Home in Eden, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.

                                                                                        • Henry M. West, Jr.

                                                                                          Oct 23, 2008 A graveside service for Henry Marvin West Jr., 94, of Martinsville, who died Oct. 20, 2008, was held Wednesday at Roselawn Burial Park with Pastor Ferd Wagoner officiating. The Martinsville-Henry County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard conducted military honors and made the flag presentation. Pallbearers were Mark Pruitt, Joey Meadows, Justin West, Bobby Branch, David Chitwood and Eddie Branch. Norris Funeral Services and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

                                                                                          • Higgins Sr., Floyd Franklin

                                                                                            s will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Huffman officiating. Interment will follow in Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Those wishing to make a contribution, please consider the , 2840 Electric Road, Suite 106-A, Roanoke, Va. 24018. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Botetourt Funeral Home, 14920 Lee Highway, Buchanan, Va., 540-254-3000.

                                                                                            • Hovencamp Sr., Wayne E.

                                                                                              will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, in the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Ed Richardson with the interment in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. American Legion Post #9 will conduct Military Graveside Rites. The family will receive friends at Grubb Funeral Home on Thursday, October 23, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. The family would like to thank a special doctor who has seen him and the family through all of this; you are a very special person, thank you Dr. Langley, and to the staff of…

                                                                                              • Hugh L. Byrd

                                                                                                Oct 23, 2008 The funeral for Hugh Lyle Byrd, 87, of Collinsville, who died Oct. 17, 2008, was held Wednesday at Norris Funeral Services with the Revs. Richard Harrison and Frank Gribble officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery with military honors and flag presentation by the Martinsville/Henry County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Charles Rogers, Charles Bennett, Mike Childrey, Carl Jenson, David Parcell, Terrill Barrett and Ben Turner.

                                                                                                • Hurtt, Geraldine Y.

                                                                                                  HURTT, Mrs. Geraldine Y., of Richmond, departed this life October 19, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Nat Hurtt; one daughter, Antoinette Quivers; one son, Nat Hurtt III; three grand-children, Michael T. Boston Jr., Ayden Q. Hurtt and Asia D. Williams; three sisters, Ella M. Hicks, Mary F. Jackson and Rosa L. Anderson; three brothers, Willie Garris, Robert E. Edwards and Marvin Ray Edwards; two aunts, Vernell Garris and Doris Green; one uncle, Walter Green; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; one…

                                                                                                  • Jackson, Nadine F.

                                                                                                    Nadine F. Jackson died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, after a heroic battle with ALS. Funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Barnett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Cindy Privette officiating. Entombment was in Rosewood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Born July 23, 1931, to the late R.T. and Mamie J. Frazier, she grew up and lived in the Poplar Camp/Browntown area of Wythe County surrounded by many friends and family. As a child she developed a love for the piano which continued to blossom throughout…

                                                                                                  • Jackson Sr., William A.

                                                                                                    2 p.m. Saturday, October 25, 2008, Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Grubb Funeral Home.

                                                                                                    • James Johnson

                                                                                                      Oct 23, 2008 James Johnson, 88, of 123 Sellers St., Martinsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at the Veterans Hospital in Salem. Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                                                                                                      • Jenkins, Rush "Mickey" (Featured Guest Book)

                                                                                                        • Johnsie Fontaine

                                                                                                          Oct 23, 2008 The funeral for Johnsie L. Fontaine, 95, of 511 Letcher St., Martinsville, who died Oct. 21, 2008, at her home, will be at noon Saturday at Hairston Funeral Home. The Rev. Thurman O. Echols Jr. and Bishop James C. Richardson will officiate. Burial will be in Carver Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for 30 minutes before the service Saturday, and other times at the home. She was born in Algoma, W.Va., on March 20, 1913, to Dennis Hairston and Birdie Spencer…

                                                                                                          • Jones Sr., Casper E.

                                                                                                            JONES, Casper E. Sr., of Richmond, departed this life October 21, 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. Jones, and one son, Casper E. Jones Jr. He is survived by three daughters, Shirley M. Edmonds, Elder Ernestine Jones, and Linda Jones Carroll; three sons Daniel, Joseph, and Michael Jones; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, James Jones; a host of nieces, nephews, among them, James Rich, and cousins; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Jones; one son-in-law, Kevin Carroll; and…

                                                                                                            • Joseph Taylor

                                                                                                              Oct 23, 2008 The funeral for Joseph Berkley Taylor, 90, of Martinsville, who died Oct. 17, 2008, was held Wednesday at Mt. Olivet Apostolic Church with Bishop Robert Kellam officiating. Burial was in Carver Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Joseph Carter, Michael Hairston, James Lunnerman, Tyronne Niblett, Timothy Carter Jr., Steve Hairston and James Taylor Jr. Arrangements were by Hairston Funeral Home.

                                                                                                              • June S. Moore

                                                                                                                Oct 23, 2008 The funeral for June Shirley Moore of Martinsville, who died Oct. 18, 2008, was held Wednesday at Shiloh Way of the Cross Church in Martinsville with Bishop Earley Dillard officiating. Burial was in Carver Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Nickie Hairston, Chris Martin, Barry Miller, George Carter and Alfred Waller. Hines Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

                                                                                                                • Kelly, Katherine Hawkins

                                                                                                                  s 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at Gretna Burial Park. Arrangements by Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna, Va.

                                                                                                                  • King, Linda Mae

                                                                                                                    KING, Linda Mae, 53, of Bumpass, died Monday October 20, 2008 at her residence. She was born July 26, 1955 in Charlottesville and was a daughter of the late Oscar Ray Dowell and is survived by her mother, Ann Mae Beasley Boone of Gordonsville. Mrs. King is also survived by her husband, Ernest Carlton King of Bumpass; a daughter, Stacey King of Bumpass; one son, Carlton King Jr. of Glen Allen; one brother, Gary Dowell of Gordonsville; three sisters, Ginger Thomas and Becky Thomas, both of Louisa, and Gloria…

                                                                                                                    • Kyle, Roy Lee

                                                                                                                      will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Old Town Cemetery. Arrangements by VaughanGuynn Funeral Home, Galax, Va.

                                                                                                                      • Latka, Mary Erline

                                                                                                                        LATKA, Mary Erline, 91, of Woodford, died Tuesday, October 21, 2008 in Mary Washington Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph Latka. She was a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, and had retired from the telephone company in Alexandria. Survivors include her brother, Charles E. Gatewood of Fredericksburg; her sister-in-law, Frances Gatewood of Bowling Green; her nephews, James Gatewood of Tappahannock, David Gatewood of Stafford and Douglas Gatewood of Smithfield N.C.; and her niece,…

                                                                                                                        • Lemon, Mary Estolene Harris Treynor

                                                                                                                          s will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Hogan officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Roanoke. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Botetourt Funeral Home, 14920 Lee Highway, Buchanan, Va., 540-254-3000.

                                                                                                                          • Loving, Maxie Wilson

                                                                                                                            LOVING, Maxie Wilson, 71, of Glen Allen Va., with his family by his side, began his journey into eternal life on October 20, 2008. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 52 years, Jean Bowles Loving; two sons, Wilson (Diane) and Mark (Lisa); two daughters, Donna DelVecchio (Chuck) and Debbie Hart (Reggie); eight grandchildren, Ryan, Brittany, Amy, Kendall, TaylorRae, Mitchell, Chad and Curtis; one great-grandson, Ryan; three brothers, Tony, Len and Larry; four sisters, Thelma, Dorothy, Eleanor and Judy;…

                                                                                                                            • Mae R. Collins

                                                                                                                              Oct 23, 2008 A memorial service for Mae R. Collins, 99, who died Aug. 6, 2008, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at King’s Grant Retirement Village in Martinsville. A reception will follow in the activity room, main building, at King’s Grant. She was the widow of Earl L. Collins and had resided at King’s Grant for 12 years.

                                                                                                                              • Mann, Mary Jones

                                                                                                                                s will be held 10 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at Huffman Memorial Park with Jim Morris officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Paitsel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle, Va., www.paitselfh.com.

                                                                                                                                • Marjorie R. Kellam

                                                                                                                                  Oct 23, 2008 Marjorie Reynolds Kellam, 64, of 521 Burksdale Road, Norfolk, died Oct. 19, 2008. She was born in Rockingham County, N.C., to Zack and Delia Reynolds. Surviving are her husband, Joseph Kellam of the home; four brothers, Zack E. Reynolds of Madison, N.C., Elder Henry Reynolds of Bowie, Md., Franklin Reynolds of Richmond and James Reynolds of Greensboro, N.C.; four sisters, Malisia Watkins and Peggy Watkins, both of Madison, Laura Torain of Greensboro and Virginia Ann Reynolds of High Point,…

                                                                                                                                  • Mathews, Irene

                                                                                                                                    Irene Wright Mathews, 88, of Wytheville died Monday, Oct. 22, 2008. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with the Revs. Norman Wilhoit and Jeff Callahan officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery. She was born April 1, 1920, in West Virginia, daughter of the late Clarence and Myrtle Spraker Wright. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Luther…

                                                                                                                                    • McAteer, Allison

                                                                                                                                      McATEER, Allison, 54, of Fairfax, Va., died Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at Fairfax County Hospital in Fairfax. A native of Richmond, Va., Allison is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Edward J. McAteer; her two children, Marc E. McAteer and Elizabeth Allison Mentz; her parents, John and Sheila McCuin; her brother, Robert R. Olson; and her sister, Judy Heide. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 23, 2008 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd. A Funeral Mass will be…

                                                                                                                                      • McCaul, Gerald

                                                                                                                                        the family will gather at the home of Hugh and Amanda McCaul. A Mass of Resurrection will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Thomas G. Miller officiating. Entombment will follow at St. Andrew's Diocesan Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100.

                                                                                                                                        • McNeil, Martha Virginia

                                                                                                                                          McNEIL, Martha Virginia, 87, of Midlothian, passed away on October 21, 2008. She was born in Bluefield, W.Va., on March 22, 1921, to the late Harry Gregory and Myrtle Skeer Broskie. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Frederick Hagen McNeil; her four brothers, Thomas, Harry, Richard and John Broskie; her sister, Mildred Mazza; her son, Ralph Kenton McNeil; and her daughter, Ann Morrell Wade. Survivors include her sons, Frederick Brian and his wife, Joyce (Powell), Richard Craig and his…

                                                                                                                                          • Meadows, Kenneth E. - Kenneth E. Meadows Kenneth Eugene Meadows, 70 of King George, VA formerly of Woodbridge, VA died Monday, October 20, 2008 at Mary Washington Hospital ....

                                                                                                                                            • Merchant Sr., Weldon Spencer

                                                                                                                                              Weldon Spencer Merchant Sr., 65, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2008. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                              • Michaux, Louis Arthur

                                                                                                                                                MICHAUX, Louis Arthur, 74, died Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at his home in Richmond, Va. He was the beloved husband of Carol Wilson Michaux. Born October 6, 1934 in Richmond, he was the son of the late William W. and Nancy Arthur Michaux, who were determined, in spite of being born with Cerebral Palsy, to give him as normal a childhood as possible. Having a facile and inquisitive mind trapped in an unresponsive body, he eagerly attended St. Christopher's School on an oversized tricycle, known throughout…

                                                                                                                                                • Michaux (Continued)

                                                                                                                                                  MICHAUX (continued) love of sports was spawned as a child listening to baseball games on the radio and attending nearly all of the games at St. Christopher's School. It grew in the 1940's when his father took him to see the minor league Richmond Colts at the old Mooers Field. He kept up with major league baseball and could cite the records of practically all the major league players. In his early years, he was a Cleveland fan in the American League, and was for the Giants in the National. Later, the…

                                                                                                                                                  • Miles Sr., Vernon L.

                                                                                                                                                    MILES, Vernon L. Sr., of Charles City, departed this life October 20, 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife, Quincy. He is survived by five daughters, Sherry Miles, Teresa Clary (Larry), Cathy Whitehead (Carl), Reginia Charity (Russell), Lisa Jones (Leon Jr.); four sons, Alphus Miles (Josie), Byron Harris (Deneal), Leroy Miles (Shirley), Vernon Miles Jr. (Renee); one sister, Mildred Christian; one aunt, Julia Bradby; one brother-at-heart, Milton Bradby; three sisters-in-law; 15 grandchildren, one…

                                                                                                                                                    • Miller, Leatha A.

                                                                                                                                                      Leatha Ann Miller, 84, of Wytheville died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. Funeral service was held Sunday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery with American Legion Post 9 conducting graveside military rites. She was born July 8, 1924, in Richmond, daughter of the late John Mills and Annie Lee. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eberett Lee Miller. Survivors include a son, Eric Mario Miller of…

                                                                                                                                                      • Mondrage, Rose Marie "Ree"

                                                                                                                                                        Rose Marie "Ree" Mondrage, 86, of Abingdon passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 in Johnston Memorial Hospital. Born in Clintwood, she was a daughter of the late Dewey and Marilyn Mullins. She was a resident of Sandlick in Dickenson County before moving to Abingdon in 1978. She was baptized into the Freewill Baptist Church in Clintwood. She was preceded in death by a son, Bill Mondrage; an infant granddaughter, Kathryn Cox; two sisters, Ruby Hicks and Kathryn Wright. Survivors include her husband,…

                                                                                                                                                        • Morris, Dennis Wayne - Dennis Wayne Morris Dennis Wayne Morris 52 passed away on October 20, 2008 at his home in Manassas Virginia. Everyone he ever met he ....

                                                                                                                                                          • Morris, Mary Tarantino

                                                                                                                                                            MORRIS, Mary Tarantino, of Colonial Heights, passed away at her home on October 17, 2008. She is survived by her husband, James Truman Morris; her three children, Anthony J. Tarantino Jr. (Helen), Deborah T. Lanasa (Vincent) and Michael A. Tarantino (Karen); her grandchildren, Timothy Tarantino, Andrew Tarantino, Matthew Tarantino, Nicholas Lanasa and Kendall Lanasa; and her great-grandsons, Nicholas, Noah and Parker Tarantino. Mary served in the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and…

                                                                                                                                                            • Mosley, Gary S.

                                                                                                                                                              MOSLEY, Gary S., 59, of Aylett, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 18, 2008. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle R. Mosley; son and daughter-in-law, Gary "Cliff" and Stephanie F. Mosley; sisters, Joanne Rochester and Lorie Palmer. Mr. Mosley was proud to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps from which he retired as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service including tours in Vietnam and Beirut. A celebration of his life will be held 3 p.m. on Sunday at Fair Havens…

                                                                                                                                                              • Murphy Sr., Fred Lee

                                                                                                                                                                Fred Lee Murphy Sr., 85, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2008. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                • Neese, Nellie Mae Bayse

                                                                                                                                                                  will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, from the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                  • Neff, Katherine Dobbins

                                                                                                                                                                    .com. The Neff family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, Va., 540-382-2612.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Nelson, Violet A.

                                                                                                                                                                      Violet Amanda Nelson, 83, of Bland died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Highland Bland Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Conley officiating. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Muncy Cemetery. She was born April 3, 1925, in Wythe County, daughter of the late Levi Clinton and Minerva Jane Peak Baxley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Nelson Sr.; son, Cecil Nelson Jr.; grandson, Cecil Nelson III;…

                                                                                                                                                                      • Padgett, Beverly Warren

                                                                                                                                                                        will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Bassett, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Palmer, Hazel Lawhorn

                                                                                                                                                                          s will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel with Pastors Dean Staton and Rick Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Buena Vista, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                          • Pendleton, Gracie K.

                                                                                                                                                                            s will be conducted 2 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at Lotz Salem Chapel with Pastor Tim Gearheart officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home in Salem, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Perdue, Ola Howery

                                                                                                                                                                              s will be conducted 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel, Blacksburg, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                              • Philhower, Janet E.

                                                                                                                                                                                . Burial will be in Lower Valley Union Cemetery, Califon, N.J. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                                • Phillip M. Dillard

                                                                                                                                                                                  Oct 23, 2008 The funeral for Phillip Moore Dillard, 82, of 46 Family Drive, Axton, who died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at Morehead Nursing Center in Eden, N.C., will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Gospel Light Holiness Church in Axton. The Rev. Joe Lewis Perkins will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church for an hour before the funeral and other times at the home of Jasper and Phoebia Carter, 520 Mountain Valley Road, Axton. Dillard was born in McComas,…

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pierce, Pauline Rose

                                                                                                                                                                                    Pauline Rose Pierce, 83, of Montvale, Va., died on Wednesday, October 22, 2008. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, Va., 540-586-3443.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pittman, Velma Gayle Charity

                                                                                                                                                                                      PITTMAN, Ms. Velma Gayle Charity, age 53, of Charles City, departed this life Tuesday, October 21, at Johnston Willis Hospital, Richmond. She was the daughter of Mrs. Louise Charity and the late Leon Charity Sr. She was a member of Gilfield Baptist Church, Charles City. Velma is preceded in death by a daughter, Taiwan Pittman, and a brother, Rankin Charity. Ms. Pittman is survived by her spouse, Ernest Pittman; three sons, Brian Charity, Christopher and Pernell Pittman; three brothers, Leon Jr., Roland, and…

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pollard, Tommy L.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Tommy Lee Pollard, 67, of Rural Retreat died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Lindsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Eggers officiating. A private inurnment will be held later at Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat. Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat was in charge of the arrangements.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Powell Jr., Robert

                                                                                                                                                                                          POWELL, Robert Jr., 81, of Mechanicsville, Va., marched into Heaven on Sunday, October 19, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis; sons, Jeff, Ken and Mark and their wives, Sue, Marianne and Jan; grandchildren, RJ, Eric, Luke, Jacob, Lori, Jaclyn and Colton. Bob was a Marine, devoted family man and lifelong Christian. The family invites friends to a memorial service on October 26, 2008, 3 p.m., at Fairmount Christian Church, 6502 Creighton Rd., Mechanicsville. Reception to follow at the…

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Purdy, John B.

                                                                                                                                                                                            John B. Purdy, 85, of Salem, Va., joined his Heavenly family on Wednesday, October 22, 2008. John was born in Roanoke, graduated from Jefferson High School in 1941, and studied at Virginia Southern College. He served in the United States Navy Seabees in Europe during World War II. John was retired from Shepherd's Auto Supply, where he was Executive Vice President. He served as an officer in the Presbyterian Church, and in later years, became a member of Cave Spring Baptist Church. John was active in the…

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Redd, Denise M.

                                                                                                                                                                                              REDD, Denise M., departed this life October 22, 2008. Arrangements by

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Redmon Jr., Elliott Edgar "Bud"

                                                                                                                                                                                                REDMON, Elliott "Bud" Edgar Jr., age 71, of Urbanna, born on June 1, 1937, passed away after a long goodbye on Tuesday, October 21, 2008. He was born and raised in Mechanicsville. After graduating from Washington Henry High School in 1955, he attended Ferrum College, where he still holds the record for the longest punt in football. In 1962, he moved to Urbanna pursuing a career in farming and later in trucking as well as marine contracting. He was a member of the Urbanna United Methodist Church,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Reed, Ervin Thomas

                                                                                                                                                                                                  COPPER HILL-Ervin Thomas Reed, 86, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at his home. He is survived by: one son, E. Douglas Reed of Atlanta, GA; one daughter, Katheryn (Kay) and Wayne Jacobs of Roanoke; four grandchildren, Terry Reed, Sharon McCormack, Melissa Payne and David Smith; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Nichols of Lynchburg; two brothers, Merrill Reed of Marion, Clyde Reed of Floyd. Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the Copper Hill Church of the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Reisner, Ida

                                                                                                                                                                                                    REISNER, Mrs. Ida, age 90, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2008. She now rests with her husband, Murray, in Star of David Cemetery, North Lauderdale, Fla. She will be missed by her daughter, Gail Gelblicht; son, Gary Reisner; and son-in-law, Harry Gelblicht. She leaves behind granddaughter, Michele Holt; grandson, Michael Gelblicht; great-granddaughters, Miranda Holt and Elise Gelblicht; and great-grandson, Erik Gelblicht.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Roberts, Susie Lanter

                                                                                                                                                                                                      s will be conducted 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2008, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Porter Street with the Bishop Mark Gardner officiating. Interment will be in the Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rose, Macie A. - Macie (Marie) A. Rose Macie A. Rose (86 years old), formerly of Gunston Hall passed away Sunday, October 19, 2008, at the Robertsdale Nursing ....

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Saunders, Donna Ramsey

                                                                                                                                                                                                        SAUNDERS, Donna Ramsey, 55, of Dinwiddie County, was called home by the Lord, Monday, October 20, 2008, at her residence. She was a native of Norfolk, Va. and the daughter of the late John Thomas Ramsey Sr. and Ruby Perkinson Votsis. She was a registered nurse for St. Francis Medical Center and Virginia Urology. She loved nursing and had a special talent for helping people emotionally and physically. Her greatest joys in life were spending time with her family and playing games on the computer. She is…

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Saunders, Helen H.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          . Friends may call on Thursday afternoon, October 23, 2008, for viewing at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. Special thanks to the Bradley Family and the 49ers Club. Condolences may be sent to www.Hamlar-Curtis.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sebastian, Eva Mink

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Eva Mink Sebastian, 95, formerly of Volney, Va., died on Sunday, October 19, 2008. Funeral 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, in ReinsSturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, Independence, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shean, Bernice Rist

                                                                                                                                                                                                              SHEAN, Bernice Rist, 91, of Victoria, Va., widow of Henry F. Shean, died October 22, 2008. She was a retired employee of Craddock-Terry Shoe Corp. She is survived by a son, Raymond Shean (Jean) of Chesapeake; a daughter-in-law, Geneva Orange (Bob) of Victoria; four grandchildren, Chris Shean (Lesley), Anessa Acors (Chad), Brittany Shean, Dylan Shean; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Shean, Max Shean. She was also preceded in death by a son, Wade F. Shean. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Friday,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Shelton, Charles E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                SHELTON, Charles E., age 55, died while vacationing in Nevada, October 20, 2008. Born May, 16,1953 in Richmond Virginia, to Peggy Metz, and the late Arnold G. Shelton. He graduated from Hermitage High School in Richmond. Charles is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca; sons, Michael and Andrew Shelton; stepsons, James and Timothy of Pasadena, Md.; sisters, Linda Cooke, Sharon Yoder, Karen Butler and Susan Wilborn; and one brother, Dale Shelton. Charles is also survived by his grandchildren, Drew, Nick,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Simms, Patricia A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIMMS, Ms. Patricia A., of Richmond, departed this life October 21, 2008. Remains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street. Funeral notice later.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Smith, Thomas Floyd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    s 2 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2008. Arrangements by the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home, 540-254-3000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Stevens, Mary Bondurant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      STEVENS, Mrs. Mary Bondurant, age 81, of Richmond, formerly of Rice, died on Sunday, October 19, 2008. She was born in Rice on November 20, 1926 the daughter of the late Edward Thomas and Bessie Dru Ogburn Bondurant. She was a retired public education teacher for Henrico High School for 19 years. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Lindsey Stevens. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Reverend Arthur Stevens, also of Richmond; two daughters, Martha Stevens Daniel and her husband,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Stoevener, Sylva Espenscheid

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, Luther Memorial Lutheran Church. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Strautin, Walter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          time at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Episcopal Church Building Fund, 901 Parkwood Dr., Harrisonburg, Va. 22801 or Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund, 30 Huntington Blvd., Roanoke, Va. 24012. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131 .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Summers Jr., Lewis Clark

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            celebrating Lewis' life will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at the Daleville Cemetery, across the road from funeral home with Chaplain Irving Glover officiating. Arrangements by Rader Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Daleville, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sutherland, Brenda Sue (Salyers)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Brenda Sue Salyers Sutherland, age 61, of Cedar Bluff, Va., passed away Tues., Oct. 14, 2008 in a Richlands, Va., hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born in Richlands, Va., and was the daughter of the late Clarence and Sylvia Dugger Salyers. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister and will be truly missed by all that knew and loved her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thomas, Maxine Tyler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                THOMAS, Maxine Tyler, departed this life suddenly on October 20, 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alice Bradby Tyler Crawley and Lewis Beverly Tyler; and brother, Breon B. Tyler. She is survived by her husband, Samuel P. Thomas; a loving and devoted daughter and son, Deneal T. Harris (Byron Sr.) and Teicher T. Thomas; one stepson, S. Pernell Jr. (Beth); stepmother, Mae L. Tyler; one brother, Beverly J. R. Tyler; two granddaughters, one nephew, four aunts, three god-daughters,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Thornton, Estelle Byrd - Estelle Byrd Thornton Estelle Byrd Thornton age 82, beloved mother and friend, passed over in peace to her Lord and Savior on the 20th ....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Thornton, Jerry Allen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will be conducted 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, in the chapel of Horne Funeral Home with Pastor T. Michael Bond officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. "Gone, but not forgotten.", .com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Torres, Oscar Magtoto - Oscar Magtoto Torres Oscar Magtoto Torres, age 78, passed away Sunday October 19, 2008 at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. Atty. Torres was ....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Turner Jr., John Crawford

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TURNER, John Crawford, Jr., 73, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 17, 2008. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Margaret W. Turner; daughter and son-in-law, Mary T. and Michael R. Tuck; son and daughter-in-law, J. Crawford Turner III and Melissa B. Turner; grandchildren, Lauren and Sarah Tuck; sisters, Frances T. Wilson and her husband, Dr. G. Todd Wilson, Anne T. Miller and her husband, Rev. John T. Miller. Mr. Turner was a U.S. Army Veteran, a University of South…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gertrude Pearl Bishop The Lord called one of His Angels, Gertrude Pearl Bishop, home on Monday, October 20, 2008, at Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was a native of Kents Store, Virginia, and was born November 10, 1949, to Lewis Shelton Sr. and the late Alice Johnson Shelton. Besides her mother, Alice Shelton, she was also predeceased by her brother, Marvin Shelton. Gertrude leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Paul L. Bishop Sr.; a son, Paul, Jr. and his wife, Felicia; a daughter, Melissa; her father,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • VanValkenburg, Michael

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            will begin at 7:30 p.m. in honor and celebration of Mike's life. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. To send condolences online, please register at www.johnmoakey.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Vasse, Kay Ellen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VASSE, Kay Ellen, 64, of Richmond and Lancaster, died Tuesday, October 21, 2008, after a valiant struggle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Dick Vasse; her mother, Lucile Blue; her brother, Lynn Blue Jr.; her sister, Sara Blue; two nieces, Mary Amber Blue and Erika Blue; and one nephew, David Blue. Mrs. Vasse was a retired teacher for the Henrico County Technical Center. She was a past president of Delta Kappa Gamma. Mrs. Vasse was well-traveled in her early years, with friends on several…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Vencill, Herbert Cecil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Herbert Cecil (Jack) Vencill, 89, of Ripplemead, Va., died on Wednesday, October 22, 2008. Memorial Services 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Bluefield, Va. Arrangements by Kendall Funeral Home, Pembroke.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Vest, Martha Fitzgerald

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  s will be held 3 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lewis W. McDaniel officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Buena Vista, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Vurnakes, Arlene K.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    s will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at Oakey's North Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Ken Scoggins will officiate. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wade, John Thomas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      s will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph A. Keaton officiating. The interment will be in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call for viewing until 4 p.m. at Hamlar-Curtis and viewing will resume at 5 p.m. at the church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at Central Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.Hamlar-Curtis.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wade, William Richard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to his country, he attended West Virginia University, graduating with an electrical engineering degree in 1955. While attending college, he participated in ROTC and upon graduation, received a commission in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He attained the rank of Captain before resigning his commission. In 1955, Dick accepted a position with NASA at Langley AFB, Va., where he was instrumental in the young space program and the orbiting space mission. After retiring from NASA in 1985, Dick and his sisters,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Watkins, Dorothy Powell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        s will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at Glenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Claude Floyd officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Cemetery, Natural Bridge Station. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Watson, Patricia Jean - Patricia Jean Watson Patricia Jean Watson age 82 died Oct 19,2008 at Gainesville Health and Rehab Center. Born on Nov 14 ,1926 she was ....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Weatherholtz, Charles Franklin - Charles Franklin Weatherholtz After 67 years on this earth, Charles Franklin Weatherholtz passed away on October 18, 2008 at his home in Warrenton, Virginia. ....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Webb, Virginia P. (Memoriam)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In Loving Memory of Virginia P. WEBB 10/23/1928 7/9/2008, Happy Birthday!, Even though you're now with Dad, our hearts are so sad. Not a day has gone by that we still don't want to cry., We love you and miss you so much!, Erma, Brenda, Jean, Barry Wanda, Cathy and Randy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Welton, Dorothy Kellum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WELTON, Dorothy Kellum, 94, passed away on October 22, 2008. Mrs. Welton was the daughter of the late Bryant and Sudie Henderson Kellum. She was born in Onslow County, N.C. and was a longtime resident of Portsmouth, Va. prior to moving to Richmond, Va. in 1998. She was the widow of Collier Welton and is survived by her daughter, Mary Sue Sanderlin of Richmond; and son, Robert K. Welton and wife, Roberta of Atlanta; her grandchildren, Barry Sanderlin, Meredith Sanderlin Thrower and husband, Alex, Elaine…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wilkins, Mary Evelyn Ward

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mary Evelyn Ward Wilkins, 82, of Bedford, Va., and formerly of Suffolk, died on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening, October 24, 2008, at Burch-Messier Funeral Home in Bedford. Arrangements by BurchMessier Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 317 W. Main St., Bedford, Va., 540-586-7360

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Williams, Earl Allen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WILLIAMS, Earl Allen, went to be with the Lord October 21, 2008, after a short battle with lung cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Mixon Williams; two brothers, Roy and Kenneth Williams; his mother-in-law, Vivian Garrett; and his brother-in-law, Leonard Johnston. He is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Debra Dee Williams; three daughters, Bonnie Williams, Terry Williams Miller and her husband, Wayne, of Richmond, and Amy Williams of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; one adored grandson,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Witt, Barbara (Memoriam)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In Loving Memory of Barbara WITT 8/19/1930 10/23/2004, It has been four years since you left us, but it seems like yesterday. I love and miss you., With Love, Henry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Witten, Dorothy Dodd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dorothy Dodd Witten, 91, of Roanoke, Va., passed quietly into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, October 16, 2008. She was the oldest daughter of the late William and Lillie B. Dodd Sr. Dorothy was born in Roanoke on July 4, 1917. She graduated from Lucy Addison High School and earned a BA degree from Virginia State College and her Masters degree from UVA. She was employed by the Roanoke City School System for over 45 years, during which time she taught math at Lucy Addison, Jefferson and William Fleming High…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Yates, James Irving

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          will be conducted 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at Stonewall Cemetery with the Reverend J.C. Holden and the Reverend Elbert Lee Naff officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Good Samaritan Hospice for all of their assistance. Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Youngblood, Harold Hamilton - Harold Hamilton Youngblood Harold Hamilton Youngblood, known to most since the 40's as "Spud" or Uncle Spud , age 86 of Nokesville, Virginia died ....

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