In Remembrance 2010

 

In Remembrance 2010

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December 20, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Zachairias Hilton Lewis

 

Zachairias Hilton Lewis, 88, of Waynesboro, loving husband and father, left to be with the Lord on Friday, December 17, 2010, at Augusta Health, in Fishersville, Virginia.

He was born March 7, 1922, in Oak Grove, Virginia, a son of the late Lorena Lewis and Frank Taylor.

He served during World War II in England, France and Germany and was Honorably Discharged from the United States Army in 1946, as a Technician Fifth Grade, in Company D, 377th Engineer Regiment.

Zach served apprenticeship at Kenneth Jones Funeral Home and Henry Funeral Home in Staunton, Virginia. In 1951 after passing the Virginia State Boards, he became a Licensed Funeral Director. He worked for Bland Funeral Home in Farmville, Virginia.

On March 2, 1957 he started Lewis Funeral Home in Waynesboro, Virginia. Over his 59 years of professional service, he was a member of the Western District Funeral Directors and Mortician Association, Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association, Virginia Funeral Directors and Mortician Association and the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association. He was later selected as a board member of the Virginia Funeral Directors and Mortician Association.

He was preceded in death by his mother Lorena Lewis and father Frank Taylor, a sister Louise Morgan and two brothers Frank and Roscoe Lewis.

He leaves to cherish his wife Mary Anita (Fuller) Lewis, one daughter Joyce Lewis of Hampton, Virginia, three sons Errol Rodney Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia, Zachairias Lewis (Laverne) of Hampton, Virginia, Julian Lewis (Jackqueline) of Yorktown, Virginia, one sister Vallie Lewis of Cleveland, Ohio, 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephew and cousins.

Viewing will be at Charlton and Groome Funeral Home, 961 Goose Creek Road, Fishersville, Virginia. Visitation with the family will be held Monday, December 20th from 6-8 pm at the Charlton and Groome Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, December 21, at Main Street United Methodist Church, 601 West Main Street, Waynesboro, Virginia.

Services of comfort entrusted to Lewis Funeral Home assisted by Charlton and Groome Funeral Home.

 

Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association


December 13, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Norman Forest “Robbie” Robertson, Jr.

ROBERTSON, Norman Forest “Robbie”, Jr., 69, of Richmond went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer on December 12, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Forest Robertson, Sr.

 

Surviving are two children, Marla Robertson Horsley, Darrel Robertson (owner of Southern Removal Service)  and wife, Courtney all of Richmond; his mother, Nanie Mae Robertson; a sister, Elaine Ballou; three grandchildren, Kamin and Riley Horsley and Aliyah Robertson; a nephew, Travis Tinken.

 

Robbie served in the U.S. Army and retired from E. I. Dupont DeNemours after 30 plus years of service and was a current employee ofWoody Funeral Home

 

He was a longtime friend of Bobby Allison and president of his fan club for 20 plus years.  Robbie also drove the pace car for Southside Speedway.

 

The family will receive friends 2–4 and 6–8 p.m. Tuesday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 15 at the Parham Chapel-Woody Funeral Home, 1771 North Parham Road.  Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, December 16 at the funeral home.  Interment in Cartersville Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Thomas Johns Cancer Center at Johnston Willis Hospital, 1401 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235. Online condolences woodyfuneralhomeparham.com.

Central Virginia Funeral Director’s Association


December 7, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Edward Jackson LeSueur

 

 

Edward Jackson LeSueur, 74, of Dillwyn, Virginia, and Funeral Director of Dunkum Funeral Home for 54 years, passed away on Friday, December 3, 2010.

He was born to Mary Jamerson LeSueur and Joshua Jackson LeSueur on December 2, 1936, in Buckingham, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Ivan Lee “Pokey” LeSueur.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie LeSueur; a step-daughter, Tammy Baird and son-in-law, Charlie, of Dillwyn, Virginia; two grandchildren, Samantha and Justin Baird; two sisters, Alice L. Young of Richmond, Virginia, and Hazel L. Ragland and brother-in-law, James, of Buckingham, Virginia; one godchild, Kay R. Dunevant and her husband, Bruce, of Dillwyn, Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews; and three aunts, Pearl L. Stone of South Hill, Virginia, Nannie L. LeSueur of Dillwyn, Virginia, and Ruby K. Powell of Ashland, Virginia.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday, December 6, 2010, at Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, Virginia. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at the funeral home with interment in the Dillwyn Town cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 276, Dillwyn, VA 23936; or First Baptist Church Land Purchase Fund, P.O. Box 32, Dillwyn, VA 23936. Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Southside Virginia Funeral Director’s Association


December 1, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Elsie Thompson Burger

 

Elsie Thompson Burger, age 85, formerly of Farmville, died Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at King’s Grant in Martinsville, where she resided.

 

Born October 2, 1925, in Boydton, VA, she was the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth Rogers and Henry Hamilton Thompson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ballard Burger, Sr., her daughter Elizabeth Hamilton Burger, and brothers, Raymond Lloyd Thompson and Maynard Hamilton Thompson.

 

Elsie was a graduate of Farmville State Teachers College, now Longwood University, an Assistant Librarian for many years at Longwood, and was a member of the Farmville Women’s Club, the DAR, and the Prince Edward County Social Services Board. She was a longtime member of Farmville Baptist Church, and joined Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church when moving to the Martinsville area in 2001.

 

Surviving are her son, Robert B. Burger, Jr. and his wife Linda, of Moneta, her grandchildren, Matthew Bradford Carson and his friend Jessika Jones of Richmond, Elizabeth Burger Wood and her husband Jason of Bassett, Robert Spencer Burger and his wife Brynn of Bluff City, TN, and her great-granddaughters, Callie Elizabeth Wood and Meredith Grace Wood.

 

A memorial service will be held at 3 P.M. Saturday, December 4, 2010, in Victory Chapel at King’s Grant in Martinsville. The graveside service will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday, December 5, 2010, in Westview Cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 3 to 5 P.M. at the Longwood Bed and Breakfast. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elizabeth Burger Jackson Scholarship Fund at Longwood University, 201 High St. Farmville, VA, 23909 or to Farmville Baptist Church, 132 N. Main St., Farmville, VA, 23901. Arrangements are by Collin-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Bassett, where online condolences can be made at www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com.

 

Blue Ridge Funeral Directors Association


November 23, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Margaret Branton McKeithan

 

Margaret Branton McKeithan 82 of Southern Pines died Sunday November 21, 2010 at Kingswood Nursing Center in Aberdeen.  Funeral services will be held 1pm Wednesday November 24, 2010 at Boles Funeral Home with burial to follow in Raeford Cemetery.

 

Born on April 26, 1928 in McColl SC to the late James and Sally Stubbs Branton. She and her late husband John D. McKeithan were married on December 29, 1942; they owned and operated McKeithan Funeral Home and Ambulance service from 1959 until 1984. After they retired they moved to Lake Tillery.

 

Survived by her sons: James D. “Jim” McKeithan and wife Victoria of Wanaque, NJ; William L. “Bill” McKeithan of Mt. Gilead, NC; daughters, Ann McKeithan Campbell and husband Charles of Aberdeen; Beverly McKeithan Daly and husband Bob of Browns Summitt. She also survived two sisters Frances Joye of Johnsonville, SC and Helen Parrish of Pace, FL 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren also survive her

 

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:30 until time of service.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of NC, Inc B05 Navijo Dr. Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27609.

 

Virginia Funeral Supply Sales Association


November 6, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Marjorie J. Rhoads Wappner

 

Marjorie J. Rhoads Wappner, 94, mother of NFDA Immediate Past President, Bill Wappner, passed away late Saturday evening, November 6, 2010 at Mansfield Memorial Homes. Born September 24, 1916 in Mansfield, she was the oldest of three daughters born to the late Blanche Ellen (Dillon) and Clarence Earl Rhoads. Her father died when she was 25 and Marge took over as the head of household. She worked as a secretary to Judge Kalbfleisch in the Mansfield Municipal Court and also had worked at Lumberman’s Mutual Insurance.  She met Richard Wappner prior to him serving in WWII, which prevented them from marrying until 1946. They had two sons, whom she raised while being a full-time homemaker. Marge was active in all the activities of her sons throughout school, serving on PTA, as Cub Scout den mother, as swim team mom, and as golf team mom.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and working puzzles. Marge received great joy in spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Active in many local organizations, she was a member of Ruth Chapter #17 Order of the Eastern Star, Ladies Shrine Club, life member of Chi Sigma Society, Mansfield Federation of Women (Women’s Club), Richland County Museum, and the Richland County Historical Society. She was a long time member of First English Lutheran Church. 

 

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Thomas and Karen Wappner and William and Esther Wappner, all of Mansfield; four grandsons: Rick, Robb, Andrew, and Ross Wappner; two granddaughters and one grandson-in-law: Amy and Jason Bove and Laura Wappner; three great-grandchildren: Riley, Reese, and Miles Wappner; a fourth great-grandchild expected in December; three sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Richard L. Wappner in 1986 and two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Alice) Steele and Mrs. Jacque (Mary) Edwards. 

 

Friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Mansfield, OH 44906.  Eastern Star services will be held at 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Andrew Jones officiating.  Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. 

 

Flowers are welcome, but if desired, memorial contributions may be made to First English Lutheran Church or Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals.  Online guest registry at www.wappner.com

 

National Funeral Director’s Association


October 27, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Larren LaVerne Hall

Larren LaVerne Hall, age 90, of Comer Lane, Lexington passed away Wednesday (October 27, 2010) at his home. Mr. Hall is the father of David Hall, Department of Funeral Service, Fayetteville Technical Community College.

 

Graveside service will be held 11:00 am Friday (October 29, 2010) at Forest Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Clyde Akers officiating.  Burial will follow with Military Honors.

 

Mr. Hall was born in Darlington County, SC January 16, 1920, to Dennis Edward Hall and Mary Watkins Hall.  He was a retired insurance agent with American National Insurance Company of Winston Salem.  He was a veteran of the US Army having served during World War II.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Mildred Blount Hall in 1966.

 

Surviving are: his wife, Melba Williams Tate Hall of the home; three sons, Dennis Hall and wife Carol of Concord, Steve Hall of Welcome and M. David Hall of Clinton; two daughters, Sharon Hartman and husband Tom of Zebulon and Judy Dawkins Keaton of Myrtle Beach, SC; three step daughters, Deanna Case, Bobbie Renee comer and husband ED and Tracie Thomas Leonard and husband Gary all of Lexington; three step-sons, Robert Keith Tate, Kelly Gray Tate and Kenneth Dale Tate all of Lexington; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, 26 step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Annie McKnight of Rockingham.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to Freedom Baptist Church, PO Box 1242, Lexington, NC  27293. Serving the family,Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington, NC, 336-248-2311.

 

North Carolina Funeral Directors Association


October 14, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

David Bonham Veselik

 

David Bonham Veselik , 50, passed away at the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center on Thursday, October 14, 2010, after a brief illness.

 

He was a 1978 graduate of Marion Senior High School; a 1980 graduate of Wytheville Community College with an associate’s degree in Business Administration; and a 1982 graduate of John Tyler Community College with an associate’s degree in Funeral Science.

 

Veselik was a licensed funeral director, having worked in the funeral industry in Southwest Virginia for 32 years. He was a long-time employee of Farris Funeral Service and he also previously worked for Seaver-Brown Funeral Home and Barnett’s Funeral Home in Marion, Akard Funeral Home in Bristol, and others. He was a member of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association and the Southwest Virginia Funeral Directors Association.

 

He is survived by his father, Robert G. Veselik, of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Susan V. and H. Lee Catron of Chilhowie; a brother and sister-in-law, William A. and Cheryl A. Veselik of Marion; two nieces, Amanda C. Orlowski of Johnson City, TN, and Emma E. Veselik of Marion; three nephews, Samuel R. Catron of Blacksburg, Andrew B. Catron of Kingsport, and Ethan M. Veselik of Marion; and one aunt, Elizabeth M. Simpkins of Richmond.

 

Veselik was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn M. Veselik, and a brother, James R. Veselik.

 

He was an inveterate fan of NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.

 

A memorial service will be held at Farris Funeral Service-Main Street Chapel on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Angus Shaw and Rev. John Stapleton officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Park in Marion, VA at 4:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at Farris Funeral Service from 1:00 pm to 2:30 on Tuesday.

 

In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible contributions may be made to the Wytheville Community College Educational Foundation, 1000 East Main Street, Wytheville VA 24382 and earmarked for the Robert G. and Evelyn M. Veselik Scholarship Endowment.

 

Southwest Virginia Funeral Director’s Association


October 11, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Evelyn Hickman Williams

Mrs. Evelyn Hickman Williams, 92, wife of the late Carlisle Mister Williams and a resident of Onancock, VA, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the Hermitage on the Eastern Shore in Onancock.

Born on October 10, 1917 in Painter, VA, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas Hickman and Julia Marie East Hickman. Mrs. Williams was a licensed funeral director since the early 1950’s, and owned and operated Williams-Onancock Funeral Home with her late husband, since 1949. She was a graduate of Central High School in Painter, and the Pocomoke Bible College. She was a longtime member of Market Street United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for over fifty years, and a member of the Dora Armstrong Circle; held a state office for a number of years with the Women’s Society of Christian Service; and a past-president of the Virginia Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

Mrs. Williams was a leader in many community and civic organizations including past-president of the Woman’s Club of Accomack County, past-president of the Soroptomist Club of Accomack, and was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include four children, C.M. Williams, Jr. and wife Barbara of Fredericksburg, VA, John T. Williams and wife Peggy of Parksley, VA, Carla Williams Lloyd of Onancock, and B. Craig Williams and wife Faye of Onancock; two daughters-in-law, Dolly T. Williams of Painter, and Maxine T. Williams of Onancock; a sister, Frances East Greene of Parksley; ten grandchildren, Clark H. Williams, Mark H. Williams, Carlisle M. Williams, III, Valerie W. Smith, Lorraine W. Tittermary, Margaret W. Hester, John T. Williams, Jr., T. Wayne Williams, Jr., Brian C. Williams, Jr., and Kathryn W. “Kate” Turner; nineteen great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Evelyn Lorraine Williams, and a son, Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Williams.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the Market Street United Methodist Church, with the Reverends Robert Chapman and Joe McKnight officiating. There will be a reception at the church immediately following the service. Interment will be private in the Fairview Lawn Cemetery.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Market Street United Methodist Church, 75 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417, Hospice of the Eastern Shore, 165 Market Street, Suite 3, Onancock, VA 23417 or to the S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

Tidewater Funeral Director’s Association


September 22, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

June Setzer Walton

 

June Setzer Walton, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother departed on Sunday, September 19, 2010 surrounded by her loving family.  Born June 2, 1933, June was the fourth of five children, to the union of the late Robert H. and Annie B. Setzer in Princess Anne County, Virginia, presently, Virginia Beach, Virginia. 

 

She received her earlier education at Saint Joseph Catholic High School, Norfolk, graduating in 1951.  She then matriculated to North Carolina Central University and Elizabeth City State Teachers College, respectively where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. Her professional career as an educator began at Union Kempsville High School where she taught physical education, dance and coached basketball.  June’s teaching career spanned for 37 years with teaching positions in Virginia Beach to include Woodstock, North Landing and Salem Elementary schools, culminating with her retirement in 1995.

 

After retirement her passion was assisting in the rearing of her five beloved grandchildren.  June took pride in providing day care for each of them through their first year of life. She made every holiday special with unique decorations handcrafted with love.  She also took great care in managing the family’s real estate holdings, much of which had been family owned since the turn of the century.  She also working with her husband and son in the family owned funeral establishment. 

 

She was a devout Christian who enjoyed helping others with her kind words and deeds.  She was a member of Turning Ministries, Virginia Beach and Las Gemmes, Inc.  Her love of education extended to her church family where she served as Vacation Bible School coordinator for many years.

 

Left to cherish June’s memory are her devoted husband of 49 years, Joseph Walton, her beloved daughter and son, Gail Hope Walton and Joseph Francis “Frank” Walton (Ta-Tanisha); her five jewels, Philip Christopher Nelson, Lauren Elizabeth Nelson, Joseph Benjamin Nelson, Autumn Joy Walton and Joseph Robert Walton;  She will also be missed by her brother Robert C. Setzer (Hattie), and a host nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends to include, Naomi Bunch, Mary Frances Hill and Naomi Spaulding; and her beloved four-legged friend,  “Little Miss Gabby.”

 

In celebration of June’s life, a graveside service will be held noon, Friday, September 24, 2010, at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Turning Point Ministries, 2641 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach.

 

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Michael Steinberg and staff of Virginia Oncology and Dr. Howard Feldman of Geriatric Medicine & Family Practice.

 

Walton Funeral Home Family is being assisted by the members of the Norfolk and Tidewater Funeral Directors Associations.


September 16, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Mark D. Barrett

 

BARRETT, Mark D., 41, of Chesterfield, passed away September 14, 2010.

 

He is survived by his wife, Tanya; his children, Madison and Reese; his parents, Patricia and John; sister, Michele Morris and her husband, Keith; sisters-in-law, Amanda Bobbitt and Jennifer Fox and her husband, Mark; four nieces and nephews, Chance, Jessica, Michael and Tye.

 

Mark was currently employed with the Virginia State Police and a member of the Search and Recovery Team. He was also a former funeral director with Bliley’s Funeral Home. Mark lived life to the fullest playing soccer with his buddies, diving, the Dallas Cowboys, spending his time in Deltaville, and most of all, the time he spent with his family.

 

The family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with a 7 p.m. vigil service at Catholic Church of the Epiphany, 11000 Smoketree Dr., also where a funeral liturgy will be held 10 a.m. Friday. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VSPA Emergency Relief Fund, Trooper Mark Barrett Memorial Fund, 6944 Forest Hill Ave., Richmond, Va. 23225.

 

Central Virginia Funeral Director’s Association


September 13, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Evelyn Marie Sterchi Settle

 

Evelyn Marie Sterchi Settle, 82 of Easley, SC passed away Saturday, September 11, 2010. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, James N. Settle and her parents, Roy and Ruth Sterchi. She is survived by a son and daughter in law, Kemp (Past President VFDA) and Betty Settle of Pickens, SC; a sister and brother in law, Dorothy and Richard Lee of Chattanooga, TN; a granddaughter and spouse, Jessica and Danus Ford of Stafford, VA; several nieces and nephews, and a grand-dog, Norwood.

 

Mrs. Settle was a 65 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Born in Chattanooga, she lived for many years in New York City before retiring to Alberta, VA where she lived for over 25 years. While in VA, she was a member of the Alberta Book Club, Brunswick Garden Club and The Art Bank of Southside Virginia. A lifelong member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), at the time of her death she was a member of First Christian Church in Greenville, SC where a funeral service will be held at 3:00 Saturday, September 18, 2010 followed by a reception at the church. Graveside services will be held at Crestview Memorial Park, South Hill, VA at 1:00 Saturday, October 30, 2010 followed by a reception at Brian’s Steak House, South Hill, VA.

 

Flowers should be omitted and rather memorials be directed to First Christian Church, 704 Edwards Rd., Greenville, SC 29615 to benefit the Christian Church Foundation or to the Greenville Humane Society, 328 Furman Hall Road, Greenville, SC 29609. The Mackey Mortuary, Greenville, SC and Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA are in charge of arrangements.

 

Virginia Funeral Supply Sales Association


September 2, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Pauline Elizabeth Mantz Morehead

MOREHEAD, PAULINE ELIZABETH MANTZ, age 91, of Austinville passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at Carrington Place, Wytheville.

 

Mrs. Morehead was born August 7, 1919 in Ivanhoe, the daughter of the late Edward and Hattie Nixon Mantz. She was a member of Austinville Baptist Church, the Daughters of the Confederacy, the Rebeccas, the Eastern Star, and the Austinville Senior Citizens. She and her husband, the late Jennings Donnell “Don” Morehead established the Morehead Funeral Home in Austinville on April 1, 1965. Prior to this she was employed by the telephone company in Pulaski and Radford and was a member of the operators association.

 

Surviving are her sons, Mark Jennings Morehead (former associate of Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg, VA and Bennett Funeral Homes, Richmond, VA) and wife, Patty and H. Donald Morehead and wife, Patricia, all of Austinville; Stanley R. Morehead (owner of Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg) and wife, Patsy of Strasburg; her daughter, Nancy M. Scott of Wytheville; two grandchildren, Gretchen M. Bell of Towson, MD and Christopher D. Morehead of Palmyria; two great-grandchildren, Samuel Bell and Emmaline Bell.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael J. Morehead; a sister Dorothy Berry and brothers, twin brother Douglas Mantz and Jimmy Mantz.

 

Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 pm Sunday at Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery, Austinville with Rev. Cindy E. Privette officiating. Memorials may be made in memory of Pauline to the Michael J. Morehead Scholarship Fund, c/o Shenandoah Community Foundation, Post Office Box 31, Woodstock, VA 22664. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at West Wind Farm Vineyard and Winery. McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg is serving the Morehead family.

 

Blue Ridge Funeral Director’s Association


August 26, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Walter N. Brooks

 

Walter N. Brooks, age 69, of Church View a retired waterman died Wednesday, August 25, 2010. He was a member of White Stone Baptist Church and was predeceased by his wife Gloria A. Brooks and a daughter Wanda Mae Brooks.

 

Survived by his wife Eunice; children, Anthony E. “Tony” Brooks and wife Lois Jean, Donna B. Davis and husband Michael, Madeline L. “Punky” Brooks and Fiancé Jeffrey Burrell. A brother, William F. “Billy” Brooks and a sister, Mary Cutrell. Grandchildren, Daniel, Travis, Rachel, Brent and Tyler. Step children, Benny Balderson and wife Robin, Randy Balderson and wife Mary, Diane Balderson, Ricky Balderson and wife Cindy and Beth Howard. Step grandchildren, Ben, Dawn, Justin, Samantha, Ashley and Carol Anne. Step great grandchildren, Trinity, Kyiah and Skye.

 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Interment will be in Middlesex Memorial Cemetery, Urbanna.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday at the funeral home.

 

Memorial gifts may be made to Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 790, Urbanna, VA 23175.

 

Walter N. Brooks is the father of Funeral Director Anthony E. “Tony” Brooks with Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda.

 

Central Virginia Funeral Director’s Association


August 24, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Rebecca Kathryn Sims

Rebecca Kathryn Sims, age 33, of Indian Trail, NC, formerly of Chesterfield, died suddenly on August 20, 2010. Rebecca is survived by her son, Nicholas A. Briecke, mother, Beth Coates Hopson and step-father, Robert; a sister, Mary Rachel Sims; brothers, Chris and Neil Sims; grandparents, Martha and John Welch; a devoted aunt, Hazel Pruden; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, J. Bruce Sims.

 

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Beulah Baptist Church, Warsaw, VA, with burial following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nicholas A. Briecke Fund at any Union First Market Bank. Online condolences may be made on welchfuneralhomeva.com.

 

Rebecca is granddaughter of John & Martha Welch of Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel & Montross Chapel and the niece of J. Paul Welch II of Welch Funeral Home.

 

Central Virginia Funeral Director’s Association


August 18, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

David G. Vanover

David G. Vanover, age 56, passed away Aug. 16, 2010, in Bristol Virginia. He was the son of the late Grayson and Maggie Mooney Vanover.

 

Mr. Vanover graduated from Clintwood High School in 1972 and was a graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. He had been the owner and funeral director of Clintwood-Colley Funeral Home since 1981. Mr. Vanover was a member of Valley View Freewill Baptist Church, Clintwood, Va., and had been attending Victory Baptist Church in Bristol Virginia. David was a friend to many, too many to mention. Since February 2010, he had lived in Bristol with his brother and caregiver, Roger Vanover and wife Juanita.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grayson Vanover. Mr. Vanover is survived by two brothers, Roger Vanover and wife Juanita of Bristol Virginia, and James E. Vanover of Clintwood. Other survivors include: one nephew, Josh Vanover of Charleston, S.C.; one uncle, Amos Mooney of Louisville, Ky.; three aunts, Ruth Lilly of Clintwood, June Lilly of Cleveland, Ohio, Agnes Forish of Manassas, Va.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Family will receive friends, Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Clintwood Funeral Home Chapel from 2 until 8 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, Aug. 19 , 11 a.m. at Temple Hill Memorial Gardens, Castlewood, Va. Pastor Lynn Vanover, Pastor Austin Cook and Pastor Willie Stanley will be officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Valley View Baptist Church, P.O. Box 594, Clintwood, VA. Online condolences may be made at our web site clintwoodfuneralhome.com. Mr. Vanover and his family are in the care of Clintwood Funeral Home.

 

 

Southwest Virginia Funeral Director’s Association


August 10, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Charles Thomas Wilson, Jr. (Dooney)

  

Charles Thomas Wilson, Jr. (Dooney) of Petersburg departed this life unexpectedly after attending his wife, Gertrude Stokes Wilson funeral on Saturday, August 7, 2010.

 

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Phyllis Anita Wilson, who died January 9, 2009. Surviving are one son, Woodrow Wilson, two daughters, Barbara Wilson (Earl) Mason and Bertha Wilson (John) Fleming; grandchildren, Darrin L. (Jamie) Beloate of Indiana, Rafael E. and Rashaad E. (Ebony) Monroe, Charles E. (Latonia) Wilson of North Carolina, Traviss L. Williams, Jacquelyn F. (Leroy, Jr.) Avent, Ashley Wilson of Georgia, Nikisha and Lamont Wilson; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Rudolph Wilson of New Jersey, three sisters, Edith Lawrence, Mamie Morgan and Phyllis Hernandez all of Blackstone; one uncle’ two aunts; six sisters-in-law, Margaret Wilson and Katherine Jones of New Jersey, Alice Robinson of New York, Mable Nixon, Catherine Stokes and Annie Stokes; one brother-in-law, Ralph Hernandez; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and many, many devoted friends and neighbors.

 

Remains rest at Scott’s Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. where his body may be viewed Tuesday (today from 4 – 8 PM. On Wednesday, August 11, his remains can be viewed at William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, 137 Harrison Street, Petersburg after 3 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 12 at 1 PM at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 800 Augusta Avenue, Petersburg. Rev. Dr. Wesley K. McLaughlin, Pastor. Interment Dinwiddie Memorial Park.

 

Central Virginia Funeral Director’s Association


August 3, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Gertrude Stokes Wilson

Gertrude Stokes Wilson, 82, of Petersburg departed this life Monday, August 2, 2010.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Douglas and Laconer Cousins Stokes, her daughter, Phyllis Anita Wilson and three brothers, Nelson, Harrison and Edison Stokes.

 

Surviving are her husband of sixty-four years, Charles Thomas Wilson, Jr.; one son, Woodrow Wilson; two daughters, Barbara W. (Earl) Mason and Bertha W. (John) Fleming; grandchildren, Darrin L. (Jamie) Beloate of Indiana, Rafael and Rashaad E. (Ebony) Monroe, Charles E. (Latonia)Wilson of North Carolina, Traviss L. Williams, Jacquelyn F. (Leroy, Jr.) Avent, Ashley Wilson of Georgia, Nikisha and Lamont Wilson; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mable S. Nixon, Katherine S. Jones of New Jersey and Alice Robinson of New York; six sisters-in-law, Catherine and Annie Stokes, Edith Lawrence, Mamie Morgan, Phyllis Hernandez of Blackstone, Va. and Margaret Wilson of New Jersey; two brothers-in-law, Rudolph Wilson of New Jersey and Ralph Hernandez of Blackstone, Va.; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other relatives and many, many devoted friends and neighbors.

 

Remains rest at Scott’s Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. where viewing will be held Thursday, August 5 from 9 AM until 5 PM. On Friday, August 6, her remains will rest at Bland’s Funeral Home, 137 Harrison Street, Petersburg, Va. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 7 at 1 PM at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 800 Augusta Avenue, Petersburg, Va. Rev. Dr. Wesley K. McLaughlin, pastor. Rev. William N. Bland, Jr. eulogist. Interment Dinwiddie Memorial Park.

 

 

Central Virginia Funeral Director’s Association


August 3, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Evelyn Fuller Williams

Evelyn Fuller Williams, age 91, of The Glebe at Daleville and formerly of Lexington, beloved wife, mom, mamma and great mamma, passed away Monday, August 2, 2010. Evelyn had resided in Lexington from 1955 until 2006, at which time, due to declining health, she and Tommie chose to become residents at The Glebe Retirement Community.

 

She was born on July 3, 1919 in Bluefield, West Virginia, a daughter of the later Orby Lee Fuller and Alice Juanita Mahood Fuller. Evelyn was retired from the Internal Revenue Service. Also, she was retired as secretary to the Director of the Rockbridge Regional Library in Lexington. Evelyn had formerly served as secretary for both the Melrose Baptist Church, Roanoke and the First Christian Church, Lynchburg. She was a member of the Lexington Woman’s Club and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Evelyn was a Past Worthy Matron of Rockbridge Chapter #125, Order of the Eastern Star, Buena Vista. She was a faithful member of Manly Memorial Baptist Church, Lexington from 1955 until 2006 and then a loving member of Troutville Baptist Church, Troutville.

 

In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Fuller Duncan. Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Tommie Walter Williams, Sr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Alice Juanita and Carter McCrowell, of Virginia Beach; two sons, Tommie W. Williams, Jr., of Roanoke and Michael M. Williams, Sr., of Rocky Mount (Funeral Director & Crematory Manager with Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount); one brother and sister-in-law, George Beverly and Louise C. Fuller, of Lynchburg; seven grandchildren, Monica Hilderbrand, of Virginia Beach; Sara Elizabeth Graziano, of Stuarts Draft; Alicia Leigh Yokoyama, of Portland, Oregon; Michael M. Williams, Jr. and Shannon Marie Reiter, both of Roanoke; Alison W. Litzenmayer, of Newport News and Jacob T. McCrowell, of Virginia Beach; thirteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; three nieces and one nephew.

 

A funeral service will be conducted 7 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2010 at Troutville Baptist Church, Troutville with the Rev. Carol Johnston officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2010 at the church. Private interment services will be conducted at Sherwood Memorial Park.

 

The family request that memorial donations be made to either the American Heart Association, ATTN: Memorials and Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Virginia 23058 or Manly Memorial Baptist Church, 202 South Main Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450, or Troutville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 309, Troutville, Virginia 24175.

 

Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

 

Blue Ridge District Funeral Directors Association


July 19, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

W.A. “Billy” Green

 

W. A. (Billy) Green, 79, passed away Monday, July 12, 2010. Billy was a life long resident of Dare. He attended Emmaus Baptist Church in Poquoson.

 

Billy started plumbing with his father in 1950’s, and later became owner/operator of WA Green Plumbing and Heating. He enjoyed farming and donated vegetables on a regular basis for the food banks and local charities throughout the Peninsula. He was especially well known for his sweet potatoes. His farm on Holly Point Road was a gathering place for his many friends to come and talk. Billy was a valuable employee with Amory Funeral Home for over 60 years, and he will be very greatly missed by the Amory staff and the community who came to expect him to be at the door at every visitation and funeral.

 

Billy was preceded in death by his parents Beulah and Coleman Green.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Frances B. Green; stepson Thomas C. Moore, Jr. of San Francisco, CA;  two brothers, Peter and his wife Betty, Wallace (Shucks) and his wife June; nephews Frankie, Steve, and Wallace, Jr., niece Rebecca; great nieces Amber, Isabella and Madilynn; and a great-nephew Ben.

 

A graveside service was held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Providence United Methodist Church. The family received friends from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, July 16, 2010 in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

 

The family would like to thank Dr. Jerome Provenzano and Dr. John Bryant for the extraordinary care and compassion that was given to Billy and his family during his illness.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 113 Old Dare Road, Yorktown, VA 23692.

 

Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

 

Tidewater District Funeral Directors Association


June 29, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Edna Lockamon Brockwell

 

BROCKWELL, Edna Lockamon, 89, of Emporia, daughter of James Theodore and Ellen Harrington Lockamon, widow of L.P. Brockwell Jr. died Saturday, June 26, 2010.

 

She was a lifelong member of Main Street Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for 10 years and was a den mother for the Boy Scouts during the 1950s. She was a lifelong member of the Emporia Women’s Club and an Honorary Lifetime member of the Roanoke Rapids Women’s Bowling Association. Edna was most known for her work with the Greensville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary having served on its Board for 26 years as a member, trustee and twice as president. She was past president of the Virginia Association of Hospital Auxiliaries, past board member of the MCV/VCU Hospital Hospitality House, and a member of the Virginia Hospital Association Legislative Council. In 1983, after the death of L.P., her husband of over 40 years, Edna operated Brockwell Auto Service, the family business, becoming one of the first female principal dealers for Navistar in the U.S. She was also the first woman accepted into the Emporia Rotary Club.

 

She is survived by her two sons, R.W. “Dick” Brockwell Sr. and his wife, Brenda, and Chris P. Brockwell Sr. and his wife, Debra; six grandchildren, Richard “Dwayne”, Heath, Kent, Stevi and Paul Brockwell, and Kristi Carter; three step grandchildren, Stephanie Rawlings, Jenny and John Sykes, and Blake Alexander; three great-grandchildren, Tripp, Alexandra and Paul Heath; five step great-grandchildren; and her beloved sisters and brother, Ruby Braswell, Ruth Williams, Joyce Collins, Omare Southerland and Ted Lockamon.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Street Baptist Church, 440 S. Main St., Emporia, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment to follow in Greensville Memorial Park.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Emporia Fire Department, Greensville Vol. Rescue Squad or the church building fund. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, handling arrangements.

 

 

Virginia Funeral Supply Sales Association


June 29, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Elizabeth Moser

 

Elizabeth “Betty” Isbell Moser, 89 died on June 25, 2010 at Covenant Woods Retirement Community in Mechanicsville, VA where she had lived for several years.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Wallace W. Moser in1969 and then began working at the family business- Moser Funeral Home, Inc., retiring as president of the corporation in 1986.

 

She is survived by two daughters- Cynthia Moser, Gum Spring, VA and Betsy Morrison and husband John of Clinton, IA; grandson Will Morrison of San Francisco, CA; granddaughters- Susan Clements of Martinsburg, WV and Emily Morrison of Raleigh, NC; also a sister Margaret Mathews and husband Willie of Richmond, VA.

 

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, VA where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM.  Interment in Warrenton Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Shady Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 817, Mechanicsville, VA  23111 or to Warrenton United Methodist Church, 341 Church Street, Warrenton, VA 20186.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.moserfuneralhome.com.

 

Central Virginia Funeral Director’s Association

 


June 21, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Aaron B. Shirley

 

Aaron Benjamin Shirley, 17, of Berryville, Virginia died Saturday, June 19, 2010 in the Winchester Medical Center.  Aaron was born October 28, 1992 in Winchester, Virginia, the son of Reginald King and Katherine Lynn Purdum Shirley. He was an uprising senior at Clarke County High School where he was a member of the DECA Club and played on the varsity football team.  He was employed at Enders & Shirley Funeral Homes, Yard Works in Berryville, and Sugar and Spice Jersey Dairy in Summit Point, WV.

 

Surviving with his parents are a sister, Abigail Lynn Shirley of Berrville, VA; a paternal grandmother, Evelyn Enders, of Berryville, VA; and four brothers, R. K. Shirley III and his wife, Kimberly, of Stephens City, VA, Steven A. Shirley and his wife, Leea and J. Steven Stiles, Jr. and his wife, Kimberlee, all of Berryville, VA, and Adam R. Stiles and his wife, Melissa, of St. John’s, FL.

 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Berryville with Pastor Don Den Hartog officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville. Pallbearers will be Ron Anderson, Cody Anderson, Chase Anderson, Taylor Nichols, Jeremy Baker and Henry Schlachter.

 

Friends may visit the funeral home anytime Tuesday between 9:00 A. M. – 9:00 P. M.  The family will be receiving friends 6:00 – 8:00 P. M. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to John H. Enders Fire & Rescue, 9 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville, VA  22611.

 

To view obituary or sign guest book online, please visit www.endersandshirley.com.

 

Northern Virginia Funeral Director’s Association


June 18, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Charles W. “Charlie Bill” Faulkner, Sr.

FAULKNER, Charles William “Charlie Bill” Sr., age 82, of Locust Hill and Mathews, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2010.

He was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Topping, where he was past chairman of the Board of Deacons and was a Deacon Emeritus. In his early years he was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Foster. He was a WWII Army veteran and served in the Medical Corp. In 1947, he joined the former Forrest Funeral Home. He was a 1950 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. After college, he rejoined Forrest Funeral Home. In 1952, he joined Mercer Funeral Home in Urbanna while continuing to work with Forrest Funeral Home. He was currently co-owner and president of Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, co-owner and secretary/treasurer of Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda, and co-owner and vice president of Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock. He also was co-owner and secretary treasurer of Tri-County Vault Company, Saluda.

Bill’s professional memberships include past president of the Tidewater Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Independent Funeral Homes of Virginia and Selected Independent Funeral Homes. Bill was a past member of the Urbanna Town Council and very involved in the Mathews Chamber of Commerce, Mathews Rotary Club, Mathews Ruritan Club, American Legion Post #83, Urbanna Masonic Lodge # 83, Urbanna Royal Arch Chapter #59 and the Urbanna Commandery #33. Bill also served on the Board of Directors at Mizpah Health Care Center, Locust Hill.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle D. Faulkner; three daughters, Jeanne F. Ames (John) of Bowling Green, Susan Lee Bailey (Frank) and Shannon Kay Faulkner, both of Chesterfield; two sons, Charles William Faulkner Jr. (Joanie) of King William, Gregg C. Faulkner (Valerie) of Charlotte, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Martha Lou Cottingham (Don) and Ann Carleton Davis Gresham; one stepson, John D. Davis Jr. (Mary Ann), all of Locust Hill; one sister, Betty F. Minetree of Colonial Heights; two brothers, Robert H. Faulkner of Deltaville, T. Eddie Faulkner of Dutton; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Saturday, June 19, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2010 in the Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Topping. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church. Burial will follow in the Middlesex Memorial Cemetery, Urbanna, where he was co-founder.

Memorial donations my be made to Harmony Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 138, Topping, Va. 23169 and/or to Macedonia Baptist Church, P.O. Box 102, Foster, Va. 23056.

Tidewater Funeral Director’s Association


May 20, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Justine Sebastian Smith

 

Justine Sebastian Smith, 89, a resident of Lakewood Manor, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Col. Melvin E. Smith.

 

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Kay and Richard Booker, Netta Sue and Donald Melvin; grandchildren, Jennifer Bittner (Mark), Susan Nosse, Brian Roberts (Katherine) and Debbie Vaught; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Brandon, Megan, Kristina, Maggie, Zachary, Alex, William and Joseph.

 

Justine was a long time member of First Baptist Church. The family wishes to thank the staff at Lakewood Manor Health Care for the care and comfort they provided Justine.

 

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 pm and 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10). Her funeral service will be held 11 am Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be held 3 pm Saturday at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Burkeville, VA.

 

Central Virginia Funeral Director’s Association

 


May 14, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Shirley Jean Waller Watley

 

Shirley Jean Waller Watley, 76, died on Thursday morning with members of her loving family present. Shirley was born on January 1, 1934 in South Mills, NC and was the daughter of the late Leonard F. and Nettie Taylor Waller. 

 

As a child she moved to and grew up in Deep Creek, VA where her father opened Waller’s Garage. She was raised in the Deep Creek United Methodist Church and graduated from Deep Creek High School.  She was a Past Honored Queen of Job’s Daughters and ultimately joined the Order of the Eastern Star of which she was a member for over 50 years.  She retired from the Chesapeake Public School System as the Attendance Clerk for Oscar F. Smith High School when it was located in South Norfolk. She was an avid crafter and had produced beautiful works of art in several different media. 

 

She was married to her husband John Paul Watley who was the love of her life, the center of her existence and her best friend for 49 years. Upon Paul’s death in 2000 she mourned terribly. In addition, she mourned the loss of her youngest son, Patrick Mark Watley in 1995.

 

She is survived by 2 sons, Paul Michael Watley and his wife Lynn of East Palatka, FL, Matt Watley and his wife Marylin of Beverly Hills, FL; a brother Butch Waller of Chesapeake, VA and 5 grandchildren, Nena,  Zachary A. Watley, Brooke Brooks, Kenny Vitek and Jack Vitek along with 3 great grandchildren.  In addition she is survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Mary Beazley and Frances Watley. She is survived by a cousin, Eloise Blake, who was the sister that Shirley never had.  In addition to her family, Shirley also leaves behind a host of close and dear friends whose friendship she cherished.

 

Friends are invited to join the family for a Graveside Service of Remembrance on

Monday, May 17, 2010 at 11:00 A. M. at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Chesapeake with Rev. T. M. Frye officiating. The family will receive friends to share stories, memories, laughs and tears at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 P. M.

 

Shirley’s family wishes to thank Cindy Payne and her staff at The Mayfair House Assisted Living Facility for bringing comfort, joy and a sense of peace to the end of her life. Out of this gratitude, the family requests that flowers be omitted and ask that expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations in Shirley’s memory to The Mayfair House, 901 Enterprise Way, Portsmouth, VA  23704.

 

Tidewater Funeral Directors Association


April 28, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Marie Conway

 

Marie Conway, 88, of Ewing Park, Ellwood City, died unexpectedly, on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at Presbyterian Hospital, in Pittsburgh.

 

Born January 16, 1922, in Mortisdorf, Transylvania, she was the daughter of the late John and Maria (Brenner) Miller. She was married to the late John E. Bianco, who passed away in 1973, and then to C.N. Rankin, who passed away in 1983, and most recently to the late Jack W. Conway, who died in 1999.

Marie retired from Aetna-Standard Engineering Co. after 20 years of service. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and a 1940 graduate of Lincoln High School. Upon retirement, Mrs. Conway became active in many local organizations. She was a member of the Saxon’s Ladies Auxiliary, an active member of the Women’s Club, of Ellwood City, and a past board member of the Lawrence Co. American Cancer Society. She was also past chairwoman of Daffodil Days and was on the committee for the Ellwood City Centennial Ball. Her greatest loves, outside of her family and friends were music and dancing. She also enjoyed her early morning power-walks in the park.

Survivors include two sons, Tim Bianco, Pittsburgh and Gary Bianco, Baltimore, MD; two brothers, Edward Miller, Beaver Falls, and William Miller, Ellwood City, and a grandson, Eric Bianco, Pittsburgh.

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Katherine Miller.

Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home for one hour before the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ellwood City Library 415 Lawrence Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com

 

Virginia Funeral Supply Sales Association


March 27, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Carl P. Mann, Jr.

 

Carl P. Mann, Jr., age 74, of Vinton died Monday, April 26, 2010. He was born in Gary, West Virginia, February 18, 1936, the son of the late Carl P. Mann, Sr. and Lila K. Mann. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Rupert D. Mann.

 

He was a graduate of American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Services Inc., NYC.  Carl was a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 55 years. For over the last 50 years he was with Lotz Funeral Home. He has been a member of Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church since 1970. He was named Vinton Father of the Year. He was a member of the Vinton Host Lions Club receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. He served on both the Vinton Life Saving Board and the Stewartsville Life Saving Board.

 

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Donie Stump Mann of Vinton; two children, son, Charles (Chip) Mann and his wife, Connie of Vinton; daughter, Carla  Honaker and her husband, Brian of Vinton; granddaughters, Mallory Elizabeth and  MaKinzie Grace Mann, triplet grandsons, Grayson Carl, Colin Edward, Brendan Charles Honaker; sisters, Delores  Bonhotel and her husband, Albert, Sarah Jones and husband, Cecil; many nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Friday at Lotz Vinton Chapel. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel. Online condolences www.lotzfuneralhome. com

 

Blue Ridge Funeral Directors Association


March 30, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

Alton Field Owen, Sr.

Alton Feild Owen, Sr., 78, of Jarratt, died peacefully Sunday, March 28, 2010 surrounded by his family after a short, courageous battle with non-hodgkins lymphoma. He was son of the late Charles Feild and Nannie Lou Bennett Owen and was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

 

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Kay Noffsinger Owen; three daughters, Ann Owen Dix and husband, Todd of Jarratt, Cindy Owen Smith and husband, Troy of Chester and Linda Owen Jarrett and husband, Dave of Glen Allen; three sons, Alton F. Owen, Jr. and wife, Janet of Emporia, Mark T. Owen and wife, Amy, also of Emporia and Keith B. Owen, Sr. and wife, Bethany of Memphis, TN; thirteen grandchildren: Kirsti, Lauren, Murphy, Meredith, Nick, Bennett, Taylor, Maddy, Alex, Cole, Bennett, Jr., Sanford and Feild; two brothers, James J. Owen and wife, Betsy of Blacksburg and Robert T. “Bobby” Owen and wife, Margie of Jarratt; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie P. Owen of Jarratt and Deborah R. Owen of Emporia and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Mr. Owen was a lifelong member of High Hills Baptist Church in Jarratt where he had served as Chairman of the Deacons and as Sunday School Teacher. He was an active member of his community and served on Town Council and as Mayor for over twenty years. He was President of Owen Ford, Inc. in Jarratt and his dealership received the Ford Distinguished Service Award, given for superior customer service, every year but one that he was in business.

 

The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd in Jarratt. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010 at High Hills Baptist Church with interment to follow at Owen Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to High Hills Baptist Church Owen Scholarship Fund or the High Hills Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 296, Jarratt, Virginia 23867.

 

Southside Virginia Funeral Director’s Association

 


 

March 26, 2010

 

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Sarah Margaret German Corbett

 

Sarah Margaret German Corbett, 92 of Troutville went home to be with the Lord, Sunday March 21, 2010. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Arlie A. Corbett, Sr., parents, Leslie Delbert and Mattie Miller German, sisters, Doris Houston and Emilee Haynes, brother William German and grandson Shawn Corbett.

 

Margaret was a retired Secretary for the Botetourt County School Board, a member of Botetourt Community Church and Past Matron and 50 year member of Botetourt Chapter # 135 O.E.S.

 

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan C. and Spurgeon Vaughan of Troutville, Barbara C. and Bob Harold of Pinehurst, NC, two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Leslie and Annette Corbett of Martinsville, Arlie Andrew Corbett, Jr., manager of the Chesterfield Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home and Laurel Hope Corbett of Richmond, six grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a special niece, Sharon Foster and her daughter Jenny Harper, husband Matt and a number of other nieces and nephews.

 

The family received friends at the Oakey’s East Chapel, Tuesday and where her funeral was held Wednesday at 4 pm with Pastor Ed Bailey officiating. Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Blue Ridge.

 

Central Virginia Funeral Director’s Association


March 24, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Morton Dudley Haynes, Jr.

 

Morton Dudley Haynes, Jr., 80, of Martinsville died Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. He was born in Spencer on March 26, 1929, the son of the late Morton Dudley Haynes, Sr. and Gladys Spencer Haynes.

 

Morton was a charter member of Calvary Christian Church, a charter member of the Martinsville and Henry Co. Rescue Squad and had managed Robby’s Army & Navy Surplus Store in Martinsville. Morton was a licensed funeral director beginning his career in 1947 with McKee Funeral Home at 29 Broad Street in Martinsville and after McKee’s moved to there current location, Morton continued his career with them for many years. He had also worked for Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville, Tomlinson Funeral Home in Ridgeway, Howell Funeral Home in Stuart, Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home in Martinsville and was currently working for Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett where he had worked over 5 years.

 

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alma Draper Haynes of the home; two daughters, Deborah Marie Haynes of Arkansas and Catherine Mae Haynes of the home; two sons and daughter in law, Thomas Dudley Haynes and wife, Gloria of Figsboro and Rodney Morton Haynes of Anderson S.C. Also surviving are three grandchildren and their spouses, Thomas Dudley Haynes, II and wife, Tammy of Bassett, Joseph Michael Haynes and wife, April of Martinsville and Jordan Nicole Haynes of Anderson S.C.; three great grandchildren, Devyn Tyler Haynes, Joseph Luke Haynes and Anna Lynn Haynes; one sister, Marie Haynes Fain of Spencer.

 

Visitation will be Thursday March 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Bassett Funeral Service and at other times at his home on 124 Sunrise Ave, Martinsville. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bassett Funeral Service with Rev. Mike Carrow, Rev. Ben Barbour and Rev. Michael Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Burial Park.

 

In memory of Morton, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Christian Church, P.O. Box 3844, Martinsville, Va. 24115. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.bassettfuneralservice.com. Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett is serving the family of Mr. Morton Dudley Haynes, Jr.

 


March 2, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

James Andrew Norris

 

James Andrew Norris, 81, of Weems died Monday, March 1, 2010. He was the widower of Doris Haynie Norris and Minnie B. Norris and a member of Claybrook Baptist Church. Mr. Norris was a U. S. Navy Korean Conflict veteran, a retired waterman and retired carrier of 35 years for the Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper.

 

Surviving are his son, Gerald W. Sellers, Co-Owner of the Currie Funeral Home of Kilmarnock and wife, Lydia K. Sellers, four daughters, Barbara N. Smith of Weems, Janet N. Christopher and husband, Mike Christopher of White Stone, Brenda N. Clarke of Weems, Joan D. Kent and husband, Wayne Kent of Heathsville; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister, Emma Mae Hall of Remo.

 

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 5 at Claybrook Baptist Church, Weems. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 4 at the Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock

 

Memorials may be made to Claybrook Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 15, Weems, VA 22576.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Currie Funeral Home, c/o Gerald W. Sellers, P. O. Box 1275, Kilmarnock, VA  22482


February 24, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

James Calvin “Hank” Lindsey

 

James Calvin “Hank” Lindsey age 88 of Rural Retreat, VA passed away Tuesday evening February 24, 2010 in Wythe Co. Community Hospital.

 

He was born in Rural Retreat, VA on December 16, 1921 the son of the late Martin Luther Lindsey, Sr. and Margaret Hope Hackler Lindsey. James was a lifelong member of the Grace Lutheran Church, a member over 60 years + of the Mt. Airy Masonic Lodge # 226 A.F. & A.M., 60 years + as a member of the Rural Retreat Lions Club, was a Virginia Funeral Service Licensee for 62 years and former owner of the Lindsey Funeral Home with his wife as a third generation Funeral Director. He was preceded in death by sisters, Clara L. Steele, Evelyn L. Buck, brothers, Fred Lindsey, Clarence Lindsey, Randolph Lindsey, M.L. “Buster” Lindsey, Jr. and is survived by:

 

His wife of 60 years:

            Rachel Buchanan Lindsey

His children;

            Phyllis & Jerry Hurt ~ of Wexford, PA

            Jamie L. Hinkle ~ of Roanoke, VA

            Calvin & Terri Lindsey ~ of Tobaccoville, NC

            Linda & Curtis Vaught ~ of Rural Retreat, VA

His grandchildren:

            Richard & Monica Hurt ~ of Seven Fields, PA

            Chad & Stephanie Vaught ~ of Clover, SC

            Meredith & Pete Fiscus ~ of Crockett, VA

            Melinda & Matthew Heintzinger ~ of Pittsburgh, Pa

            Cameron Vaught & Terry Atwell ~ of Rural Retreat, VA

            Devin Lindsey ~ of Tobaccoville, NC

His great-grandchildren:

            Tyler, Michaela, Madison, Annabelle, Cana, Chloe, Morgan, Sydney

Sister-in-law:

            Maxine Lindsey ~ of Rural Retreat, VA

Friend & Buddy:

            J. Michael Blevins

Several nieces & nephews also survive.

 

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Jonathan Hamman and Vicar Matt Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery with Masonic Graveside Rites being conducted by Mt. Airy Masonic Lodge # 226. The family will receive friends Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the Lindsey Funeral Home and from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Grace Lutheran Church.  Friends may also call at the home at any time. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Grace Lutheran Church, the Rural Retreat Volunteer Emergency Services or to the Rural Retreat Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Lindsey Funeral Home, Rural Retreat, VA is handling the arrangements. (276-686-5112)


February 9, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Katie Kendrick Mabe

 

Katie Kendrick Mabe, 54, of the Figsboro Community in Martinsville died Monday, February 8, 2010 at her home.

 

Born in Henry County, the daughter of the late Noah G. Kendrick and the late Margarett Handy Kendrick. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Billy Kendrick, Pershing Kendrick, Calvin Kendrick, Rudolph Kendrick and Cliff Kendrick, sisters Suzie Shupe, Lilac Fitzko, Bessie Branch and Tinzie Kendrick.

 

Katie had worked at Tomlinson Funeral Home, Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home and Bassett Funeral Service.Surviving her husband Mike Mabe of the home; one son Michael Emerson of the home; two sisters, Rose Edwards, (office manager for Bassett Funeral Service) of the Figsboro Community and Gloria Hodges of N.C.; one brother, Jack Kendrick of Figsboro Community.

 

Visitation has been scheduled for Thursday Feb. 11 from 6-8 p.m. at Bassett Funeral Service.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles Harrison and Rev. Abraham Holland officiating. Burial will follow in the Kendrick Family Cemetery in Figsboro.

 

Those wishing to express a memory or sympathy online may do so by visiting wwwbassettfuneralservice.com.  Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett is in charge of the arrangements.


February 3, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Joyce Erline Fitzgerald Taylor

 

Joyce Erline Fitzgerald “Granny” Taylor age 66 of Lovingston died Wednesday Morning Feb. 3, 2010 at her residence. Born in Charlottesville, August 25, 1943 she was a daughter of the late Mark Eldon Fitzgerald and Blanche Christie Bradley Fitzgerald. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Robert “Bobby” Fitzgerald.

 

Granny was a not just a homemaker, but an avid protector of her family. There were two things you didn’t mess with, first her children and grandchildren, and then there was Belle. Belle was her Grand Doggy that was as protective of Granny, as she was of Belle.

 

Survivors include her husband of 49 years Jim David Taylor, a son, Mark David Taylor and his wife Jeanne of Louisa, (2) daughters,Christy T. Boor and her husband David of Lovingston, Tammy T. Amos and her husband Scott, of Shipman, (2) brothers Mark E. Fitzgerald and his wife Ruth of Lovingston, and Garry L. Fitzgerald and his wife Belinda of Lyndhurst. Her grandchildren, Jennifer Crowder and husband Robbie, David V. “Buck” Martin, Brittney N. Amos and Logan Campbell, Andrew Z. Taylor, John R. “Little Buck” Martin, S. Blake Amos, (4) great-grandchildren, Josh, Taylor, Matthew and Wyatt.

 

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, February 5, 2010 at the Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston. Internment will follow in the Mt. View Cemetery in Lovingston.

 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorial contributions in Granny’s memory consider The Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pky, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, 828 Front Street, Lovingston, VA.


January 27, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

John J. (Jack) Hogan, Jr.

 

John J. (Jack) Hogan Jr., a lifelong resident and business leader in Flushing NY, passed away on Sunday January 24, at age 71.  Jack Hogan was a pillar of the Flushing community, holding the highest offices in numerous community; charitable; civic and church organizations, such as The Knights of Columbus (Olympia # 394), The Flushing Chamber of Commerce Businessmen’s Association, and The St. Vincent de Paul Society.  In all of the organizations he served, he was acknowledged and honored for his tireless efforts.

 

He was born, raised, lived and worked in Flushing his entire life. He grew up over the family business, the Fogarty Funeral Home, which he operated as its President from 1960. 

 

Jack Hogan was also highly respected in the funeral industry, holding various leadership positions in the Metropolitan, New York State and National Funeral Directors Associations, as well as being a founding member and eventual President of the Catholic Cemetery Guild, of the Brooklyn Dioceses. In 2006, Jack rose to the pinnacle of his profession by becoming the President of the National Funeral Directors Association. A position he served with pride and reverence.

 

Most important to Jack Hogan, he was a devoted family man. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Hogan, who he always termed to be “the partner in all his success.”  Together they raised 5 children and are the adoring grandparents of 11 wonderful grandchildren.

 

Jack Hogan’s wake will be held on Thursday and Friday at Quinn-Fogarty Funeral Home in Flushing, NY; phone: 718-353-5166.  The funeral mass will be at 9:45 AM at the Church of Mary’s Nativity in Flushing, NY.

 


January 18, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Shannon Smith

 

Shannon Smith, wife of local funeral director Brian Smith, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2010. She was born in Virginia on July 13, 1968 to parents Jack S. and Melba J. (Eatmon) Dodson. Shannon carried a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, having graduated from West Springfield in 1986 and George Mason University in 1992. Although Shannon possessed her talent and education, and could have been a highly successful career woman; she chose to be a wife, mom and homemaker.  Shannon leaves behind her husband: Brian; children: Jordan A. Smith, Madison (Maddie) C. Smith, Delaney S. Smith and Jackson (Jack) W. Smith; father: Jack S. Dodson of Fairfax, VA; brother: Travis Dodson of Dumfries, VA; and a host of other family and friends.  Shannon was predeceased by her mother, Melba J. Dodson. A service will be held at the Leesburg Community Church, 835 Lee Ave. SW, Leesburg, VA on Friday, January 22, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Condolences may be left at www.colonialfuneralhome.com 

 

Northern Virginia Funeral Director’s Association


January 7, 2010

It is with sincere regret that we advise you of the death of

 

Robert “Bob” Thomas Randall

Robert “Bob” Thomas Randall, 75, a longtime resident of Arnold, MD, died on January 7, 2010 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, due to pneumonia, after an 18 month illness.

 

He was born on September 30, 1934 in Centreville, MD, where he was raised, and graduated from Rehoboth Beach High School, Delaware in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army during the mid 1950’s, graduated from Eckels College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia, PA. Bob was married on January 16, 1960. They lived in Baltimore County and moved to Arnold in 1971. Mr. Randall managed the Barranco Funeral Home in Severna Park from 1971-1976. In late 1976, he became a Representative with The Dodge Company until his retirement on December 31, 2009.

 

Bob loved fishing, crabbing, duck hunting, bike riding, woodworking and traveling. He also enjoyed spending time with his sons and their families. Mr. Randall was a Life Member of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Delmarva Funeral Service Association, The Academy of Funeral Service Practitioners, British Institute of Embalmers, Asbury United Methodist Church, and the Maryland State Funeral Suppliers Association.

 

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Flossie T. Randall (nee Taylor) of Arnold; his two sons, R. Thomas Randall of Owings Mills, MD and Russell Randall of Severna Park, MD; and his four grandchildren.

 

Family and friends may visit on Monday, January 11, 2010 from 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM at Barranco & Sons, P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Gov. Ritchie Hwy in Severna Park. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 12 at 11 AM at Asbury United Methodist Church, 78 Church Road in Arnold. Burial will follow in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 78 Church Road, Arnold, MD 21012; Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 100 N. Charles Street, Suite 234, Baltimore, MD 21201; or to Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute at AAMC 2001 Medical Parkway Sajak Pavilion Suite 240, Annapolis, MD 21401(please put on memo line of check “Oncology Dept.”).

 

Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com.