Our Obituaries

Robert Richard Willis

January 2, 1938 - December 1, 2015

WILLIS, Robert Richard, 77, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Sylvester and Virginia Goode Willis; and son, Robert Richard Willis, Jr. A retired brick contractor, Robert was also a street rod enthusiast, former member of Independence Ruritan Club, past president of the Masonry Contractors Association of Richmond, and a former member of the...
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James R. Peregoy

May 25, 1937 - November 28, 2015

"Ronny" was a good and loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a great great great grandfather. He had three beautiful and loving daughters (Vicky, Sharon, and Judy); 8 grandchildren (Cheryl, Michael, Christian, Laura, Tommy, Petey, Christina, and Hannah); and 10 great grandchildren.Ronny was a wonderful man and had a beautiful soul. He was always kind-hearted and had the most amazing...
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Ralph Lewis Wetzler

June 11, 1926 - November 27, 2015

Wetzler, Ralph Lewis, 89, passed away on November 27, 2015. He went to be with his wife, Alice Joyce Wetzler, who preceded him in death. Ralph is survived by his sons, Ralph Wayne and Ronald Lewis Wetzler; and daughters-in-law, Joy and Linda Wetzler. He was loved by his seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Nelsen...
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Clyde J. Gable

November 10, 1939 - November 22, 2015

GABLE, Clyde J., 76, of Mechanicsville, passed away on November 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wives, Barbara H. Gable and Virginia L. Gable; and his parents, Clyde E. Gable and Lillian P. Gable. He is survived by his children, Alvin (Vanessa) Gable, Clyde (Stefanie) Gable, Jr., Jennifer (Jack) McKinley, Shelvia Prince, Donna (Sam) Regensburg, Teresa Walsh, and Jimmy (Kim) Johns; 21...
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Michael Lee Hackney

January 21, 1958 - November 15, 2015

HACKNEY, Michael Lee, 57, of Chester, died Sunday, November 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vadius and Helen Hackney. A bricklayer with Boschen Masonry, Mike shared a love for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and taking long rides with his wife and friends. Mike also enjoyed sitting around the fire listening to music and telling stories with his daughter and close friends. Mike had...
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Doris C. Hall

September 21, 1929 - November 10, 2015

HALL, Doris C., of Bumpass, died November 10, 2015. She retired as an LPN from John Randolph Hospital. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Patricia Ann Cash of Bumpass, Mrs. Peggy Sue Puffenbarger of Gordonsville, Mrs. Tammy "Penny" Lynn Pruden of Chester; 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren. Her remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid...
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Cathy H. Cobb

December 10, 1959 - November 9, 2015

COBB, Cathy Hanky, 55, of Aylett, passed away on November 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, R. Wade Hanky. She is survived by her mother, Leslie Hanky; brother, David (Susan) Hanky; sister, Carol Buchanan; niece and nephew, Casie and Brock Buchanan; her soul mate, Mike Cole and his two sons, Ryan and Matthew; a host of extended family and friends; and her beloved pets, Boomer,...
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Wade N. Randolph

July 4, 1945 - November 1, 2015

RANDOLPH, Wade N., 70, of Beaverdam, Va., passed away on November 1, 2015. Formerly employed by Bear Island Paper Company, and a devout member of the Belle Glade Church of Christ, Wade enjoyed fishing, camping and spending quality time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Sara A. Randolph; three children, Amy (Nick) Otto, Jodi (Mike) Roberts and Kevin (Becca) Randolph; and seven...
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Tammy Coley King

November 27, 1959 - November 1, 2015

KING, Tammy Coley, age 55. Our loving wife and mother's struggles came to an end at her home, in Montpelier, in the company of her family. Her love for people and her infectious laughter brought warmth to everyone around her. More than anything, she loved her family, her husband and high school sweetheart, Ricky; her children, Nikki, Brittany, Eric, Champ Bennett and Chelsea Story; and her...
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Mary Frances Goodman Pritchett

January 30, 1933 - October 31, 2015

Mary Frances Goodman Pritchett: Christian, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Scholar, Community LeaderBorn January 30th, 1933 Died October 31st, 2015Mary Frances Goodman Pritchett was born during the great depression. She was a "late in life" child and a surprise to both parents and her older brothers. She was to become a "daddy's girl as he indulged and laughed at her many mischievous moments. Mary...
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Annie Loving Williamson

November 4, 1928 - October 28, 2015

Annie Loving Williamson was born November 4, 1928 in Hanover County, Virginia. Annie passed away on October 28, 2015 at her home in Dallas, Texas. She was the daughter of Julia P. Loving and Herbert Loving. Annie was preceded in death by her parents, and by her sisters Margaret Wingfield and Joyce Stanley and her brother Vernon Loving. Annie is survived by her immediate family including her...
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Mattie Seay Roberts

November 4, 1927 - October 27, 2015

ROBERTS, Mattie Seay Jolly, of Doswell, VA, born in Buckingham, VA, passed away on October 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Hennings Seay and Ethel Watson Seay; her husbands, Ralph E. Roberts and Harlest William Jolly; sisters, Gladys Fulcher, Edna Woodson, and Lucy Ragland; brothers, William Christian Seay, Richard (Dick) Seay, Abner Seay, Allen Seay; and children,...
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Zell Davis Turner

October 2, 1922 - October 25, 2015

Zell Davis Turner went home to the Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 25th, 2015. She also reunited with her late husband, the love of her life, Melvin Turner. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lora and Lonza Davis; her brothers, Millard and Roger Davis; and, her sisters, Eunice Bass and Audrey Harden.Zell is survived by her only child, Janie Turner Robertson (Alan) of Ashland,...
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Lewis Clinton Breeden

April 28, 1940 - October 24, 2015

BREEDEN, Lewis C., of Ashland, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Maria T. Breeden; two daughters, Kathy "Dink" Gallagher (Mark) and Donna Jefferson (Gary); two granddaughters, Rebecca Richards (Ryan) and Amber Jennings (Matt); brother, C.B. Breeden (Barbara); sister, Nancy Cooperman (Richard); sister-in-law, Patricia Grover; and many...
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Kiplyn Wayne Carpenter

July 4, 1963 - October 20, 2015

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Raymond Francis Sherrier

November 16, 1928 - October 18, 2015

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Dorothy Lichliter Ellis

October 8, 1932 - October 10, 2015

ELLIS, DOROTHY LICHLITER, "Dot", 83, passed away October 10, 2015. She was born in Winchester, Virginia on October 8, 1932, and resided at Broomfield Farm in Beaverdam, Virginia since 1965. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Andrew Jackson Ellis, Jr. She also was preceded in death by her parents, Dudley Claude Lichliter and Edith Milleson Lichliter, and her sister Elizabeth ...
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David Stuart Hamm

April 12, 1948 - October 9, 2015

HAMM, David Stuart, of Ashland, passed away suddenly Friday, October 9, 2015, in his home. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Stephanie; son, Justin and his wife, Kristy; son, Jarrod; and sister, Frances H. Arch. David was born in Richmond in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Returning home, he married and raised his family. David was a successful business owner of Hamm Heating ...
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Michael Mark Neri

February 26, 1953 - October 8, 2015

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Lucas Germon

December 22, 1983 - September 29, 2015

GERMON, Charles Lucas (Lucas), 31, of Beaverdam, passed away on September 29, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Terry and Holly; two brothers, Brandon Germon of Doswell, and Bobby Davis of California. Lucas was anemployee of Hanover County. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 5-8pm on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid...
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Judith Lynn Dudley

December 28, 1943 - September 28, 2015

Dudley, Judith Lynn, 71, of Beaverdam, passed away on September 28, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Dudley. She is survived by her children, Sharon Stanley, Teresa Dudley, and Larry Dudley; and 18 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA, where a...
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Joyce Stanley Gibson

January 15, 1936 - September 23, 2015

GIBSON, Joyce Stanley, 79, of Ashland, went to be with the Lord on September 23, 2015. Joyce was preceded by her husband of 25 years, Dennis Lee Gibson; former husband, Allen Earl Stanley of 27 years; mother, Katie Marie Tate; and sister, Lena Henshaw. She is survived by her children, Doug (Linda) Stanley, Cyndi (Rosie) Sacra, Mark (Sandy) Fore, Allen Stanley Jr., Michael (Gwen) Stanley; sister,...
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Willie McNeil Lipscomb

September 10, 1919 - September 17, 2015

LIPSCOMB, Willie McNeil, 96, of Hanover, passed away on September 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley J. Lipscomb, Sr. and son, Stanley "Jack" Lipscomb, Jr. Willie was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. She was born in Arkansas, raised in Mississippi. Willie was 1 of 14 children and loved to travel. She is survived by her children, Ginger DeFoe (Fred), Thomas "Tom"...
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Andrew Wayland Stanley

January 30, 1926 - September 16, 2015

Stanley, Andrew Wayland "Jack", of Montpelier, Virginia, passed away on September 16, 2015. Jack was born on January 30, 1926 at "Oakland Plantation", Beaverdam, Virginia. He was predeceased by his parents, Lee Eldridge and Bettie Marie Lowry Stanley. He started his education at Hall's Free School and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1942. Jack was a "self-made" successful businessman...
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William Claiborne Squires

January 26, 1935 - September 14, 2015

80, of Doswell, entered eternal rest on September 14, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, William C. Squires and Ethel P. Squires; and brothers, James Squires, Glen Allen Squires, and Gerald Lee Squires; he is survived by his wife, Doris of 57 years; children, Mary Beth, Michael E. and William Allen Squires; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; sisters,...
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Grace Clinton Tinsley

October 11, 1919 - September 11, 2015

TINSLEY, Grace Wyatt, 95, passed away September 11, 2015 at The Masonic Home of Virginia. Grace was preceded in death by her husband, George I. "Chucky" Tinsley; son-in-law, Howard Fletcher (Warren Tinsley); and sisters, Alma Thomas and Hazel Tyson. Grace is survived by her son, Warren Tinsley; grandson, Christopher Tinsley (Lisa); and great-grandchildren, Carson and Alicen Grace...
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Esther Davis Zicafoose

September 16, 1931 - September 7, 2015

ZICAFOOSE, Esther Davis, 83, of Ashland, passed away on September 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Zicafoose; parents, Roy M. Davis and Ora Newton; siblings, Alton Davis, Frank Davis, Jerry Davis and Tina Call. She is survived by her three daughters, Jeanne Z. Pyne (Dale), Carolyn Z. Pauley (Al) and Donna Z. Sikes (Charles); grandchildren, Candice (Bill), Rachel, Jessi...
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Galileo Rosendo Bertot

August 30, 1933 - September 6, 2015

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Richard Frederick Cook

December 29, 1947 - September 6, 2015

COOK, RICHARD F Jr. "RICK" 67, Of Ashland, died Sunday Sept 6. He retired from Genworth Financial and was an active Amateur Radio Operator (AB4U). Rick retired from the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 37, and was Past Division Commander of Division 3. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda Shierling Cook; his daughter Lauren Boito and her husband Mark of Chesterfield; his grandsons,...
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Eleanor Bessie Thurston

November 20, 1923 - September 5, 2015

Eleanor Bessie Thurston, 91, of Ashland, passed away September 5, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sadie and Willie Thurston, Sr. and brother, Willie Thurston, Jr. She retired from Hanover County Extension Office with many years of service and was an active member at Winn's Baptist Church. Eleanor is survived by several cousins, special friends, and dedicated friend, Alvin Loving....
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Robert Lee Chandler

August 26, 1985 - September 4, 2015

Robert Lee Chandler (Big Rob), 30, of Ashland, departed this life on 9/4/15. He survived by his son, Thomas Pollard-Chandler; his son's mother, Kelley Pollard; father, Eddie Chandler and wife, Dee; brother and sister, Chris and Danielle Chandler; mother, Martha Mireles and, husband Eloy; former stepfather, Ralph DuVall; his companion, Jennifer Clodfelter ; and step brothers, Noah and Nicholas...
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Curtis Edward Lipski

April 29, 1953 - September 3, 2015

LIPSKI, Curtis Edward, 62, of Manquin, passed away on September 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Waters Lipski and his father, Edward Lipski. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lipski; children, Chad Lipski (Tracy) and Apryl; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Allyssa, Bailey, Tiana, and Carly; brother, Gary Lipski; sisters-in-law, Carol, Merle, and Pearl; brothers-in-law, George Jr...
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Robert Franklin Cassell

April 21, 1932 - September 1, 2015

CASSELL, Robert Franklin "Frank", 83, of Ashland, passed away on September 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Estelle and Payton Cassell and his brother, William S. Cassell. He is survived by his wife, Marie L. Cassell; sisters, Mary Lee Cassell Musulin (Steve Jr.) and Hannah Cassell Anderson (Frank). Frank was retired from Crawford Manufacturing. He was a member of First Baptist...
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Grace H. Coffey

March 14, 1935 - September 1, 2015

COFFEY, Grace H. "Monkey", 80, of Beaverdam, passed away on September 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Conway S. Coffey and her grandson, Frederick C. "Freddy" Huffstetler. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Grace Coffey; sister, Helen Harris (Ralph); and nieces and nephews, R. Matthew Hall (June), Dwyane R. Hall, Thomas L. Hall (Suzanne), Janie L. Hall, Don R. Harris ...
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Leola Erma White

October 26, 1928 - August 25, 2015

WHITE, Leola Erma, 86, of Ruther Glen, passed away on August 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph White; sister, Gladys Calloway; and her son, Donald White. She is survived by her children, Juanita Mallory, Ronnie White, Jeannie Seigh, and Raymond White; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; her sister Shirley and Mickey. Condolences...
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Ruth Holmes Warriner

September 10, 1936 - August 17, 2015

Warriner, Ruth Holmes, 78, of Hanover, passed away on August 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey B. Holmes, Sr. and Dorothy Holmes Lindsey; brother, Aubrey "Buddy" Holmes; and granddaughter, Sissy Warriner. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Wilton "Billy" Warriner, Jr.; children, Donald R. Warriner (Patsy) of Spring Grove, Cindy W. Henderson (Jeff) of...
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Frances Davis Dishman

September 6, 1941 - August 11, 2015

DISHMAN, Frances "Frannie" Davis, of Ashland, went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2015. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 43 years, Clyde Dishman; and her children, Nancy Hughes (Chuck), Becky Barlow (Calvin), Janet Hart (Jason), and Julia Durning (Dave). She had 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ryland and Martha Davis; her...
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Thomas Leonard Henley

January 12, 1941 - August 10, 2015

HENLEY, Thomas, L. Jr. (Tom), 74, of Ashland, passed away on August 10, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elsie; a son, Glen E. Henley; daughter, Tammy Avila (Bert); three granddaughters, Lucy Avila, Sophie Avila, and Courtney Henley; and a sister, Mary Haymes (Lester). He was preceded in death by his parents, T. Leonard and Duella Henley; and his brother, Terry Henley. Mr....
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Theresa Lynn Adams

July 31, 1965 - August 8, 2015

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William Henry Hall

August 27, 1959 - August 6, 2015

HALL, William "Billy", 55, of Richmond, passed away on August 6, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Doris Hall. He is survived by his sisters, Deborah Besinger and Janet Hall; and brothers, Lewis Hall Jr. and Timothy Hall. Billy was a Marine and Army Veteran.
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Vivian Gilliland Petty

January 29, 1938 - July 28, 2015

Our beloved Mom passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on July 28, 2015 at home surrounded by family. She now gets to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior in Heaven. She was preceded in death by the love of her life Dr. Carroll T. Petty; her mother, Alice Hammer; her father, Leo Gilliland; her daughter, Beverly van Westendorp; and her brother Ronald Gilliland. She is survived by two...
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Valerie Lynn Carter

July 15, 1954 - July 24, 2015

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Jarrett Christopher Souza

December 13, 1969 - July 23, 2015

SOUZA, Jarrett Christopher, 45, of Hanover, passed away on July 23, 2015. He is survived by his beloved wife, Amanda Souza; children, Alyssa, Jarrett Thomas, Kenny, Stevie, and Sarah; brothers, Steve Souza and Jason Souza; sisters, Jennifer Robitaille and Stacey Souza; parents, Stephen & Karen Souza; many cherished nieces and nephews; and best friends, Patrick Donnelly and Antoinette Kunka....
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Thelma Burnett Robertson

December 29, 1925 - July 18, 2015

Robertson, Thelma B., of Ashland, passed away on July 18, 2015. Married in 1947 in Philadelphia, her and her husband moved to Ashland in 1950 so Don could attend Randolph-Macon College. They fell in love with the Town and its citizens and decided to make it their home. Don died in 1995 and on July 18, 2015 Thelma reunited with him in Heaven. Thelma was a volunteer with the Ashland American Legion...
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Doretha Douglas Butler

March 6, 1947 - July 13, 2015

Doretha Douglas Butler,As she was known to all her friends, Dee or Duggie, was an unusual but very special person who really knew how to be a loyal and true friend. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Josie Trapani and Linda Taylor, both Patrick Henry graduates with her. Gail Adams and Debbie Grimes were as close as sisters to her throughout the years. She was always checking up on...
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Ann Brothers Long

July 29, 1929 - July 8, 2015

Ann Brothers Long, 85, of Henrico, wife of the late Coach Ray Long Sr., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Ann was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles Brothers and James Edward Vass. She is survived by her three sons Ray Long Jr. (Leslie), Charlie W. Long (Vicki), and Michael D. Long(Ellen), the loving grandmother to Cara Jean O'Neal, Dana Long, Aimee Long, Taylor...
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James Frank Whitehead

August 26, 1961 - July 3, 2015

WHITEHEAD, James F. "Jim," of Mechanicsville, Va., died suddenly Friday, July 3, 2015. Jim was a Mortgage Broker with Dominion Capital Mortgage Company, a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and was a former member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oceanside, N.Y. A graduate of Wake Forest University, he was a member of the track team, and a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity...
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Nora F. Goodall

November 10, 1935 - July 3, 2015

Goodall, Nora Faye Birkhiemer "Sweetie" went to be with the Lord on July 3rd, 2015. She was preceeded in death by her grandson Richard "Roo" Goodall, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 57 years C. Parke Goodall Jr., a son Vernon P. Goodall, his wife Deane W. Goodall, son Richard L. Goodall Sr., sister, Betty B. Risby, brother Nelson K. Birkhiemer and his wife Roxanne; and many nieces and...
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Mamie Josephine Goodman

November 1, 1932 - July 2, 2015

Josephine Goodman, 82, of Montplier, passed away July 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William Goodman, Sr. Mrs. Goodman is survived by her children, William T. Goodman, Jr. "Pappy" (Frances), Robert M. Goodman, John E. Goodman (Gina), Mamie L. Metzger (Bill), Rebecca D. Payne (Douglas), Linda S. Slayton, Emma Goodman-Marks (Robert), Melissa G. Byers (Chris);3...
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Eugene Ray Mallory

October 14, 1950 - June 29, 2015

Eugene Ray Mallory, Jr., 64, of Ashland, passed away on June 29, 2015. He was the son of the late Otelia and Ray Mallory, Sr. Mr. Mallory retired from Sears Roebuck & Co. and served as Human Resources Manager at Martin's. Ray was a member at Independence Christian Church, a graduate of University of Richmond, and active in local Boy Scout Troop 700. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Mallory...
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Jeffrey Benjamin Bethea

September 8, 1948 - June 27, 2015

BETHEA, Jeffrey B., 66, of Mechanicsville, passed away June 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Bethea; sister, Helen Flippo; brother, James Bethea; and sister, Martha Courthright. Jeffrey was a coach with Lakeside Little League. He is survived by his wife, Lizzie Bethea; mother, Josephine Bethea; sisters, Kathleen Jenkins, Peggy Thornton and Mary Morrison; and numerous...
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Vereda Pearl McCallister

February 10, 1927 - June 27, 2015

Vereda P. McCallister, 88, of Maidens, formerly of Glen Allen, passed away June 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett McCallister and four sisters. Mrs. McCallister is survived by her children, Richard McCallister (Debbie), Louise Ware (Donnie), Paul McCallister (Elizabeth), Betty McKinney (Roger); eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and sisters, Helen Fergurson,...
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Lena Rebecca Luck

April 25, 1918 - June 16, 2015

Luck, Lena Rebecca, 97, of Beaverdam, Va., passed from her earthly home to her eternal home in Heaven on June 16, 2015. Left to cherish her memory is her nephew, John A. Luck, Jr. (Doris); great niece, Lisa Gravitt; and her great-great nephew, Josh Gravitt. Remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid Chapel, Ashland, Va., where a visitation will be held on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 6-8pm....
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Francis Joseph Sabatini

July 28, 1964 - June 14, 2015

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Carlton Lewis Sprouse

September 23, 1954 - June 12, 2015

Carlton Lewis Sprouse, 60, of Sandston, passed away June 12, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Sprouse Sr. and his companion, Barbara Williams. Carlton proudly served his county in the Army and Marine Corp. He was a member of the Patriot Guard and N.A. He is survived by his daughters, Carma Sprouse and Tanya Monteiro; son, Jason; mother, Betty Fox; companion, Barbara Williams;...
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Lawrence Anthony Parker

February 18, 1930 - June 9, 2015

PARKER, Lawrence Anthony Jr., 85, of Doswell, passed away on June 9, 2015. He was the son of the late Lawrence and Araminta Parker and one of eight children. Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his daughter, Valerie Goodman. Lawrence retired from the National Asbestos Workers Local 88 with many years of service. He also served in the National Guard. He was a familiar face in Doswell, where he...
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Lee Mahanes Salmon

October 5, 1970 - June 5, 2015

SALMON, Leaudrey Lorriane,44, of Rockville, passed away on June 5, 2015. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elmo Meridith and Alma Marie Mahanes. She is survived by her husband, Bubba Salmon; children, Stephen Smith and Julia Salmon; parents, Lois Mahanes Conwell (Jerry) and Raymond Eugene Robbins (Diane); siblings, Tammy Darlene Swindells (William), Jamie Conwell Lewis (Henry) and...
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Elizabeth G. McLauchlin

April 2, 1931 - June 2, 2015

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Donald Lee Howard

November 16, 1930 - May 26, 2015

Captain Donald L Howard, USN Retired, Age 84 and a resident of Hanover, VA, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Captain Donald L. Howard, USN was born in Williamsport, Indiana and reared in Attica, Indiana, where he graduated high school. He entered Indiana State University in 1949 and was graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in the class of 1953. During this time he met and fell in love...
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Ellen Carter Harris

June 16, 1918 - May 24, 2015

Ellen Carter Harris, 96, of Montpelier, passed away May 24, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lee Harris; parents, Willie and Minnie Carter; brother, John W. Carter Jr. and sister, Frances C. Hall. Mrs. Harris is survived by her sister, Jacqueline Houston and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Nelsen...
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Ernest Howell Cary

June 2, 1925 - May 22, 2015

Rev. Ernest H. Cary, Sr., 89, of Mechanicsville, VA went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Friday, May 22. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty Ann (Vaughan) Cary; four children, Glenda Cary of Mechanicsville, VA, Ernie Jr. (Patty) of Clermont, FL, Denise Wise (Larry) of Franklin, and Mark (Wanda) of Roanoke; a brother, Robert Cary of Cleveland, TN; 7 grandchildren and 16 great...
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Curtis Lee Page

August 20, 1957 - May 21, 2015

PAGE, Curtis Lee (Rabbit) went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the age of 57, after a long battle with cancer. His final days were spent in the loving care of his wife and daughter. Curtis was born on August 20, 1957 and was raised in Hanover County, VA. He worked for the Great Dane Trailer manufacturing plant in Terre Haute, Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Page; his...
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Alice R. Hardie

September 30, 1917 - May 18, 2015

HARDIE, Mrs. Alice Rickman, formerly of Ashland, VA, died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of May 18, 2015. Mrs. Hardie was 97. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Raymond F. Hardie of Ashland and five siblings. She is survived by her son Thomas R. Hardie and his wife Mary Lou Hardie of Lexington, Kentucky, three granddaughters and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Hardie was...
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Frederick Clarence Samuelson

November 12, 1928 - May 16, 2015

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Robert McDermott

May 16, 2015

McDermott, Robert L., 69, of Ashland, passed away on May 16, 2015. He is survived by his two stepsons, Kevin McDermott and Peter McDermott; step-granddaughter, Kaitlyn McDermott; age 20; brother, Richard McDermott; niece, Beth Ann McDermott; and nephew, Todd McDermott. Robert was retired from Kroger. He was a member of St. Elizabeth's Church in Colonial Beach. Robert served as a Seabee in the...
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Mary Elizabeth White

July 9, 1930 - May 15, 2015

WHITE, Mary Elizabeth Hite, 84, originally from Lunenburg County, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 15, 2015. She was the youngest and tenth child of the late John Richard and Mattie Sue Walthall Hite. She was raised on the family tobacco farm and later received her B.A. from Roosevelt University. She retired after 26 years from the U.S. Postal Service while living in Addison, Illinois. In...
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Shirley Duke Coakley

May 22, 1936 - May 10, 2015

Shirley Ann Duke Coakley, 78, joined the love of her life on Sunday May 10th. She was born May 22, 1936 in Ashland, VA. Shirley was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Walter Coakley; her parents Nelson and Evelyn Duke; and siblings, Nelson Duke Jr. and Peggy Lane. She leaves to cherish her memory, three children, Ronnie Coakley (Pat), Michael Coakley (Michael) and Donna Emerson ...
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Terry William Raney

June 16, 1943 - May 10, 2015

Terry William Raney died at his home Sunday, May 10, 2015, from cancer. He was 71. Terry was born on June 16, 1943, in Ohio, to Anne and Bill Olson. When Terry was 3, his mother married William Edward Raney, the father who raised him and the namesake of his oldest son. Terry grew up in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated from Rocky River High School. He went on to earn a bachelor's...
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James Albert Searles

September 10, 1941 - May 6, 2015

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Ernest Berkley Stanley

November 8, 1944 - May 4, 2015

Stanley, Ernest "Berkley", 70, of Beaverdam, passed away on May 4, 2015. He was preceded in death by 5 sisters and 2 brothers. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Stanley; children, Roger Stanley (Sharon), Sylvia Howard (Daner) and Cynthia Stanley; 2 nieces who he raised as his own, Theresa Willson and Edith Toney; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews,...
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Bettie Gary Redding

January 12, 1919 - May 4, 2015

Bettie Gary Redding, age 96, died May 4, 2015, after a brief illness. Having lived at Cherry Dale since the 1930's, Mrs. Redding was known for her involvement with the preservation of Hanover County's history. A charter member of the Scotchtown Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, she helped spearhead the purchase of Church Quarter, and served as chapter treasurer for 25 years. A life...
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Larry Dwayne Cundiff

August 18, 1948 - May 3, 2015

CUNDIFF, Larry "Dwayne", 66, beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, of Ashland, VA, passed away on May 3, 2015 surrounded by his loved ones. He joins his mother, Louise Catherine Eames Cundiff, and father, Larry Alton Cundiff, in eternity. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Billie Lively Cundiff of Ashland, VA; his daughter, Laura Michelle Cundiff, of Henrico, VA; his son, Dustin...
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Virginia Lorine Harding

November 7, 1927 - May 3, 2015

HARDING, Virginia Lorine, 87, of Ashland, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 3, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel L. Harding. She is survived by her son, James (Beverly) Harding and daughter, Janet (Sonny) Stanley; sisters, Ann Campbell, Helen (Kirk) Snyder, Shirley Carter and Brenda (Leonard) Bolduc; her brother, Harry Ray (Sandra) Glasco. She has five...
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Virginia R. Creech

April 3, 1929 - April 30, 2015

CREECH, Virginia R., 86, of Elmont, passed away on April 30, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Creech and her daughter, Peggy Bogar. She is survived by her children, Marie Gori (Dan), Allen Davis (Carole), Debbie Stanley (Wayne); granddaughter, and caregiver, Rachel Hailey; 9 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Virginia was a member of Hanover Baptist Church. She was...
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Marsha Ann Stockwell

October 28, 1949 - April 28, 2015

Marsha Ann Stockwell passed away on April 28 2015 in the presence of her family at VCU Medical Center. Marsha was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Ruth Norman. Marsha is survived by a large and loving family. She was the beloved wife of J. Leon Stockwell for 45 years. She will be missed by her children: Jeffery Leon Stockwell and Heather Noel Hayden (Steve). Marsha was the treasured...
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Linda Mae Short

January 6, 1955 - April 27, 2015

SHORT, Linda Mae, 60, of Ashland, passed away on April 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Lenwood Sharpe. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Short; mother, Martha Sharpe; children, Diana Buie (Hugh J.), Timmy Short, Mark Short (Barbara), Travis Short (Stephanie) and Chrissy Short; 15 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers, Wayne Sharpe, Lenwood Sharpe, Jr., and John...
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Ava Marie Winston

June 23, 2014 - April 25, 2015

WINSTON, Ava Marie, 10 months, passed away on April 25, 2015. She is survived by her mother and father, Jessica Miller and Dominique Winston; brother, Dominique Jr.; sister, Jada; grandparents and great grandparents. The family will receive friends from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Gwathmey Baptist Church, Ashland, VA, where services will be held at 2pm on Friday, May 1, 2015....
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Tammy Lynne Hart

November 9, 1968 - April 23, 2015

Tammy Lynne Hart, 46, of Hanover went home to be with God on April 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Vivian Hart and brother, Walter Hart. She is survived by 5 brothers, James Jr (Theresa), Wayne, Curt, John and Gordon Hart and 1 sister, Laura (Errick) Gay. She was dearly loved by her many nephews, nieces, great nephews and friends. She was a Certified Nurses...
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Katharine Roy Cunningham

March 6, 1929 - April 20, 2015

Katharine "Katie" Roy Cunningham, 86, died April 20, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Imogen Cunningham. She is survived by her sister, Jean Cunningham Salley of Richmond; her nephew, John Salley and Nancy; her nieces, Katy Rosemond and Randy, and Martha Salley. Katharine grew up in Richmond's Fan District and attended St. Catherine's School. She was an artist who...
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Beverly Hall Stanley

January 11, 1941 - April 19, 2015

STANLEY, Beverly Hall "Boonie", of Beaverdam, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, David Doyle Stanley. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, David Stanley; son, Mike Stanley (Jennifer); daughter-in-law, Janet Lea Stanley; and three grandchildren, Michaela Nicole Stanley, James Douglas Stanley, and Kendall Lee Stanley. Beverly was a member of...
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Charles Graham Carter

May 16, 1986 - April 18, 2015

Charles "Graham" Carter, 28, passed away in the early morning of April 18 and is now at peace with God. He leaves behind his loving parents, Michael and Alison Carter; a brother, Zachary Lawrence Carter; and his grandmothers, Betty M. Carter and Marilynn B. Gould. Other relatives include his uncles, Thomas P. Carter, L. Brand Gould, and Andrew L. Hogg; and aunts, Connie Carter, Kelli Louise...
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Mary Alleta Pannill

September 7, 1923 - April 18, 2015

PANNILL, Mrs. Mary Alleta, wife of the late H. Burnell Pannill, died on April 18, 2015. Daughter of Levert Lindell and Geneva Littlefield Smith, born in Maysville, North Carolina on September 7, 1923 and a graduate of Appalachian State University in 1944. Mary was a resident of Ashland since 1947 when Dr. Pannill joined the faculty of Randolph-Macon College. She was a member of Randolph-Macon...
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Frank Congdon Willson

August 4, 1928 - April 16, 2015

Frank Congdon Willson, 86, of Ashland passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015. He was a retired truck driver with over 40 years of service working for A T Associated Transport. He was a member of Teamsters Local # 592 and a member of Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruby Queen Willson; daughters, Jo Nell K. Willson and Donna R. Womack; five grandchildren,...
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Leona May Nicely

January 7, 1946 - April 15, 2015

NICELY, Leona May, 69, of Ashland, passed away on April 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jake Nicely; brother, William Edward and her sister, Mary E. Rarden. She is survived by her children, Steven Edward (Cathy), William David (Cheryl) and Katherine Gail (Scott Willis); grandchildren, Jessica Holdaway, Rachel, Taylor, Benjamin, Emma, and David Dawg; her sister, June...
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Harriette Koch Edwards

April 25, 1937 - April 12, 2015

EDWARDS, Harriette Koch, 77, of Ashland, passed away on April 12, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Ruby Koch and the widow of Russell "RC" Edwards. She is survived by her sons, Ricky Edwards (Lee) and Rusty Edwards (Wanda); grandchildren, Afton Edwards, Lindsey Edwards, Sara Salvato (Stephen); and her great granddaughter, Lily Salvato. Harriette was raised at the Snow...
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Patsy Ruth Swink

August 18, 1929 - April 8, 2015

Clyde and Patsy came together in Marriage "Until Death do us part" for 56 years-SWINK, Clyde Leo, a faithful husband, died on March 25, 2015 at the age of 83. Patsy Ruth Swink followed her husband in death at 9:45 a.m. on April 8, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 85. Patsy was born in Mt. Airy, North Carolina to Elsie Simpson Barker and Robert Simpson. Moving from Mt. Airy, Patsy came to...
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Robert Steven Munson

May 8, 1947 - April 7, 2015

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Harold Eugene Starke

March 31, 1918 - April 6, 2015

STARKE, Harold Eugene, of Ashland, Virginia, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in the early hours of Monday, April 6, 2015. He was 97. Born on his family farm, "Eureka", in western Hanover County on March 31, 1918 to Dr. Parke Purdy Starke and Audrey Corson Starke, he moved to Ashland at an early age and always considered himself a lifetime resident of the "center of the universe". He was...
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William Wayne LeStourgeon

May 21, 1948 - April 3, 2015

LESTOURGEON, William Wayne, 66, of Montpelier, passed away April 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Archer and Elizabeth Richardson LeStourgeon. He is survived by wife, Debbie LeStourgeon; children, Kevin and Tracy LeStourgeon, Angie and Abel Parker, Lance and Rachel LeStourgeon; grandchildren, Lani LeStourgeon, Lydia and Ava Parker, Autumn and Georgia LeStourgeon; sister,...
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Martha Seejus Conner

April 17, 1939 - April 3, 2015

Conner, Martha Seejus, 75, of Doswell, VA, passed away on April 3, 2015. She was preceded in death by Lisa Chamberlain and Mia McManus. She is survived by her children, Pam Thacker, Debbie McManus, Sandy Taylor, Karen Vinson, Donna Walsh, James Conner; 20 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; siblings, Brenda Martin, Theresa Diaz, Ronnie Martin, Timmy Martin and Denise Harrison; as well as many...
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Robert Mason Lipscomb

November 5, 1920 - April 2, 2015

Robert Mason Lipscomb, 94, of Richmond (formerly of Laurelton, NY) passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015. Since the first of the year he had struggled bravely to battle the devastation of two major falls; however, he was not able to overcome all the obstacles. It seemed God needed him home, and Robert was ready to go. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Vera; his parents, William E. &...
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Ruth Elaine Chamberlain

July 10, 1945 - March 29, 2015

CHAMBERLAIN, Elaine, 69, of Montpelier, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2015. She was preceded in death by Marion and Eva Williams; and her brother, Marion Williams, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Nick Chamberlain; son, Allen Welch (Jennifer); step daughter, Julie Wells (Greg); grandchildren, Daniel Welch, Candice Welch, Eric Welch, Alexandria Wells and Dani Wells; sisters,...
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Arline Mary Oldershaw

August 14, 1925 - March 28, 2015

Oldershaw, Arline M., 89, of Richmond, VA, formerly of Ashland, VA, and Bear Creek, PA, passed away on March 28, 2015. Arline was born on August 14, 1925 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Stanley H. and Helen G. Ritts and her husband, Robert E. Oldershaw of Bear Creek, PA. She is survived by her children, Bobbie Sullivan of Denver, CO, Janice O'Neil of...
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Charlotte Hart Herndon

February 24, 1936 - March 27, 2015

Herndon, Charlotte Hart, 79, of Ashland, VA, passed away on March 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Herndon; father, Allie W. Hart of Ladysmith, VA; and mother, Vivian A. Hart. She is survived by several cousins. Charlotte worked for Hanover County General District Court as a County Clerk. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church in Chilesburg, VA. A graveside...
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Dolores Sickles Keyser

August 6, 1937 - March 27, 2015

Dolores "Becky" Sickles Keyser (age 77), of Hanover, passed from this life and into the arms of our loving Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, March 27, after fighting a long battle with cancer. Becky was born and raised in Morgantown, WV (a place near and dear to her heart). Her life and faith exemplified Proverbs 31, and she cherished every minute as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister,...
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Virginia Smith Toler

April 1, 1933 - March 25, 2015

TOLER, Virginia S., 81, of Doswell, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Murray V. Toler; daughter, Kathy Toler; and son, William Toler. She is survived by four children, Linda of Oregon, Murray V. Jr. (Sandra), Robert (Cindy) and Janet of Florida; two brothers, Russell (Peggy) Smith and Kenneth (Fran) Smith; sister, Viola Bodin; grandchildren, John...
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Clyde Leo Swink

October 20, 1931 - March 25, 2015

SWINK, Clyde L., 83, of Hanover, passed away on March 25, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Jasper Swink; two brothers, Randolph Swink and Ray Swink; and one sister, Elsie Rice. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patsy Swink; sisters, Margaret Abbott and Doris Thomas; sister-in-law, Kathleen Swink; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews. Clyde was...
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Michael Wayne DeShazo

September 21, 1954 - March 21, 2015

Michael Wayne DeShazo Sr., 60, of Glen Allen, passed away March21, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack DeShazo. Michael is survived by his wife, Angela DeShazo; son, Michael Wayne DeShazo Jr.; daughter, Jessica DeShazo; mother, Vivian Whited (Dave); grandchildren, Cecelia, Lainey and Brody; sister, Jane Moore and a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on...
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Micheal Franklin Byers

May 20, 1942 - March 18, 2015

BYERS, Micheal Franklin, 72, of Ashland, passed away March 18, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leslie Byers. Mr. Byers is survived by his son, Mike Byers (Brandy); daughter, Michelle Armstrong; eight grandchildren; siblings, Pansy Browning, Yvonne Keith, Don Byers, Pat Johnson, and Debbie Little. Micheal served proudly in the U.S. Army for 22 years and was a member of Masons Lodge #9...
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Ira Bernard Hammond

April 29, 1927 - March 17, 2015

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