Our Obituaries

Jean Ellen Stanley Hockaday

August 16, 1937 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, Mechanicsville, VA.
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Ione Henrietta Duke Thacker

December 19, 1922 - October 10, 2017

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Jacqueline N. Bailey

July 16, 1933 - September 23, 2017

BAILEY, Jacqueline N., 84, of Mechanicsville, Va., loving wife and mother entered into the presence of our Lord and Savior on September 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lucille; her beloved husband "Al" of 46 years; her sister, Doris and grandson Skyler. She is survived by her daughters, Eileen Manning (husband-Bob) of Oregon and Jacqueline Delianides ...
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Fred Winston Fields

June 30, 1924 - September 22, 2017

FIELDS, Fred Winston, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 22, 2017, at the age of 93. He was born on June 30, 1924 in Kittrell, N.C. to Stephen Theodore Fields, Sr. and Ila Woodlief Fields and was one of seven brothers. He attended Glen Allen High School. Fred worked in the insurance industry and retired from Independent Life. He is survived by his devoted nephew, Melvin Fields ...
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Alice A. JACOB

July 23, 1924 - September 5, 2017

JACOB, Alice Anna, 93, of Mechanicsville, Va. went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas J. Jacob. she is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Sabino and her husband Pat, Patricia Abbamonte and Theresa Graham and her husband Kenneth. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5pm Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral...
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David Allen Whittaker

June 3, 1971 - September 2, 2017

WHITTAKER, David Allen,, Jr., 46, went home suddenly to be with our Heavenly Father September 2, 2017 at his home in Mechanicsville, Va. with his loving wife, Michelle Hull Whittaker, by his side. David is survived by his wife, their son Colt Michael Whittaker, (3), son Tate Camden Whittaker (9), daughters Keatyn Rhyan Whittaker (13), Mikaelyn Blake Whittaker(16), Camryn Nicole Whittaker(18), and...
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Dorothy May Gregory

November 7, 1925 - September 1, 2017

GREGORY, Dorothy Tuck, 91, passed away peacefully at home on September 1, 2017, with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her parents, Marion and Lonnie Tuck; sisters, Louise Sorensen and Lillian Tuck, and husband, Lester K. Gregory. She is survived by her brother, Lonnie L. Tuck; daughter, Samuela (Sandy) Stilwell (David); and son, Joel L. Blankenship (Kim); seven grandchildren and...
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Dorothy Mae Gillum Wilkerson

May 23, 1925 - August 31, 2017

WILKERSON, Dorothy G. of West Point, formerly of Mechanicsville, was called home to Our Lord on August 31, 2017. Dorothy was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 23, 1925. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wilkerson, Sr. and daughter Paige Hogge. After graduating from Broad Ripple High School in Indiana, she went to work for Indiana Bell Telephone Company, where she was asked to...
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Helen Hulcher Ford Troland

February 10, 1923 - August 29, 2017

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William Edward Spraggins

August 30, 1936 - August 25, 2017

SPRAGGINS, William Edward "Eddie," 80, of Hanover, Va., passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017, after a long illness. Eddie was born to Clarence and Flora Spraggins of Mecklenburg County, Va. on August 30, 1936. Eddie was a retired HVAC supervisor with the former Richfood Corporation and owner of W. E. Spraggins Heating and Air. Eddie was a proud veteran of the United States Marine...
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James Edward Bailey

July 21, 1934 - August 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, Mechanicsville, VA.
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Gwendolyn Settlemyre Lackey

December 8, 1928 - August 16, 2017

LACKEY, Gwendolyn Settlemyre, of Mechanicsville, Va., went to be with her Lord on August 16, 2017. She was born December 8, 1928 in Hickory, N.C., the daughter of the late Phillip A. and Genette Settlemyre. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Miles Lackey-whom she married on May 21, 1949 in Hickory-and a grandson, Brian A. George. She is survived by her son Stephen Randall...
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Lindsay Brian Williams

March 6, 1960 - August 14, 2017

WILLIAMS, Lindsay B., 57, departed this life on August 14, 2017 in Mechanicsville, Va. He was born to Lottie Mae Langford and Olin Leslie Williams on March 6, 1960. He leaves behind his wife, Sandra F. Williams; two daughters, Jessica L Williams and Abbey N. Williams; two step-daughters, Erika L. Sanderson and Ayla N. Skinner and several grandchildren, all of Mechanicsville. His father and one...
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David Todd Connors

June 8, 1978 - August 13, 2017

CONNORS, David Todd, whose determination to live for his wife and young children fueled his long struggle with colorectal cancer, died of the disease August 13, at his Mechanicsville home. He was 39.Mr. Connors was an account executive in the Richmond office of Apex Systems, an IT staffing firm where seven of his colleagues shaved their heads in solidarity when he lost his hair from chemotherapy....
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Ivan Lavon Habron

April 12, 1933 - August 10, 2017

Ivan L. Habron, 84, passed away August 10 , 2017. He was born April 12, 1933 in Fort Valley, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lehman and Isabel Habron; brother, Everett Habron; and daughter-in-law, Mary Habron. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruby Williams Habron. They were married December 11, 1954 in Luray, Va.; daughters, Bonnie Habron (Mel Lipner) of Monroeville, Pa....
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Carl William Brothers

June 9, 1943 - August 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, Mechanicsville, VA.
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Robert Poole Allen

October 30, 1945 - July 28, 2017

ALLEN, Robert Poole, 71, died peacefully on July 28, 2017. He was born October 30, 1945 in McMinnville, Tenn. to Gladys and L.C. Allen, who preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memories his family: two sons Nathan Allen of Hanover, Va. and Bryan Allen of Williamsburg, Va.; three granddaughters, Althea Allen and Cassidy Allen of Croaker, Va. and Danielle Allen of Richmond, Va.; two...
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Nancy Mae Thompson

October 27, 1946 - July 28, 2017

THOMPSON, Nancy Mae, 70, of Mechanicsville, Va. entered heaven on July 28, 2017. Born on October 27, 1946, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Robert Charles Currence and Rosa Lee Currence. Nancy grew up in Washington, D.C. and enjoyed reminiscing of her time spent at the National Monument and the surrounding areas. She also enjoyed sharing stories of spending her childhood...
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Carol W. TAYLOR

December 1, 1935 - July 26, 2017

TAYLOR, Carol Wade, age 81, of Ashland, Va., passed peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Wednesday July, 26, 2017. Widow of Arnie Lee Taylor and was preceded in death by her parents. Carol is survived by her four daughters, Sharon Lee Taylor, Vickie Harris, Rebekah Taylor Morgan (Al) and Denise Cage (Andrew); six grandchildren, Michelle, Krystle, Raegan, Drew, Melissa and Patrick; devoted...
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Patricia Anne Eure Garey

September 15, 1944 - July 23, 2017

GAREY, Patricia Eure (Trish), passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday July 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father Otho Felton Eure, mother Gertrude Evelyn Eure, nieces Stacey and Kelli Booth and brother-in-law Chip Booth. Trish is survived by her husband and best friend of 43 years, Louis, son Andrew, daughter Kathryn, daughter-in-law Rachael, granddaughter Charlotte, sister Brenda...
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Mildred Elizabeth Grundy Peay

October 1, 1917 - July 18, 2017

PEAY, Mildred Elizabeth Grundy, 99, went to watch her beloved Jimmy play baseball in heaven on July 18, 2017. Mrs. Peay was born in Richmond on October 1, 1917 to John and Mary Hart Grundy, each of whom emigrated from England to the United States as teenagers. Mrs. Peay resided in Church Hill from birth until 1957, where she was a proud and active graduate of John Marshall High School's Class of...
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Myron Monte Hendrickson,

March 18, 1931 - July 15, 2017

HENDRICKSON, Myron Monte, Jr., 86, of Mechanicsville, Va., passed on to his Heavenly Home surrounded by family, July 15, 2017. He was born March 18, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas. He was a Navy Veteran, who served in the Korean War on the USS Pine Island. Myron formerly lived in Dallas, TX where he met and married his sweetheart, Janis Rae Potter Hendrickson. Recently celebrating 61 years of...
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Doris Arlene Pendleton Napier

October 3, 1931 - July 1, 2017

NAPIER, Doris P., 85, of Mechanicsville, Va., passed away peacefully on July 1, 2017. Her husband, William C. Napier, preceded her in death. She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey C. (Kim) Napier and William P. Napier; granddaughters, Nicole Hill, Lauren (John) Rhyne and Megan (Danny) Porter; and six great-grandchildren, Alex, Matthew, Trey, Margaret, Riley, and Mason. Remains rest at Woody Funeral...
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Jean Margaret BATEMAN

April 29, 1929 - June 25, 2017

BATEMAN, Jean M., 88, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Richmond, Va. There are no services and interment is private. Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, Mechanicsville, VA.
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Richard Puckett Mays

June 16, 1929 - June 12, 2017

Mays, Richard P. passed away June 12, 2017 at home surrounded by loving family, just 5 days before his 88th birthday. From Beckley, West Virginia, he attended Davis & Elkins college where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and went on to study at Johns Hopkins University. Richard served in the Army Medical Corps in Europe during the Korean War. He settled in the Richmond area where he met his wife...
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Freddie Marvin Blunt

April 19, 1941 - June 7, 2017

Freddie Marvin Blunt, Sr., "Pops" 76, of Henrico, Va. passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Blunt and Arrillia Wetzler and great-granddaughter Savannah. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Blunt; daughters, Crystal Nuttall and Annette Inge; son, Fred Blunt (Kara); brother, Eddie Blunt; seven grandchildren, Heather Roberts (Jason...
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Edna Robbins Powell

October 4, 1928 - June 6, 2017

Edna Robbins Powell, born October 4, 1928, departed this life to be reunited with her husband, Harold W. Powell and daughter, Donna E. Powell in the arms of our Lord on June 6, 2017. Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she is survived by her children, David H. Powell (Linda) and Sandra P. Carden; her grandchildren, Jonathon D. Powell (Meredith), Daniel S. Powell (Michelle) and...
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Arthur Walter Strickland

May 6, 1938 - June 5, 2017

Arthur Walter Strickland, Jr. of Ashland VA, formerly of Fredericksburg, VA, peacefully passed away the morning of June 5, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hempstead, NY on May 6, 1938. He was preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Walter Strickland Sr. Arthur leaves behind his loving wife Pamela, his sons David and wife Megan; Stephen and wife Candace Strickland...
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Bernice C. Hogle

December 21, 1925 - June 3, 2017

Bernice C. Hogle, 91, of Mechanicsville, went to be with her Lord and Savior and with her loving husband of 60 years on Saturday, June 3, 2017. She is survived by her daughters Delores H. Small and Edwina M. Hale, her grandchildren, Jennifer Lehman (Tripp), John Small, III (Lara), Phillip Vaughan (Sharon), Kathy Britton (Richard), Christy Horton (Steve) and twelve great grandchildren. She was a...
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Marcelle L. Bailey

September 7, 1927 - June 2, 2017

Marcelle "Marcie" Bailey went to be with the Lord on June 2, 2017 at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold E. Bailey, her daughter, Susan D. Bailey and her grandson, Adam J. Newsome. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara K. and her husband Rob Lockridge; granddaughter, Rachael Fulop and her husband, Will; grandson, Josh Lockridge and his wife, Mandie; great...
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John O. Porter

January 27, 1949 - May 30, 2017

PORTER, John O., 68, of Richmond, Va., passed away May 30, 2017, at his home with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Porter. John is survived by his wife, Joan Porter; children, Matt Porter and Lisa Nobles (Scott); two sisters, Nancy Greenwell (Joe) and Carla Grannis; a brother, Bob Porter (Linda); four grandchildren, Kayla, Dylan, Damien and Conner; many nieces,...
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Liam John MacDougall

January 30, 2004 - May 28, 2017

Liam John MacDougall passed away at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, VA after medical complications on May 28, 2017 at the age of 13. He was born January 30, 2004 in Mechanicsville, VA. He attended Chickahominy Middle School and was in 7th grade. He was a member of the Richmond General Youth Hockey League and the Dynamo Soccer Club. He was an avid sports fan and a dedicated Toronto Maple Leafs...
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Leonor Cussatti

January 7, 1920 - May 19, 2017

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Todd O'Brien Carey

November 2, 1958 - May 15, 2017

Mechanicsville, VA - Todd O'Brien Carey was born November 2, 1958 in Berryville, VA to Irma Jackson Carey and the late Charles Alexander Carey, Sr. His peaceful rest began on the morning of May 15, 2017 at his home. Todd graduated from Clarke County High School in Berryville, VA where he excelled in football, basketball and track. He was a star wide receiver and was inducted into the Hall of...
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Margaret Merkel Werner

August 3, 1920 - May 15, 2017

Mechanicsville, VA - Margaret "Margie" Merkel Werner of Mechanicsville, passed away, Monday, May 15, 2017 at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. "Margie" was born in North Bergen, New Jersey on August 3, 1920 to August Charles and Dundee Margaret Boisson Merkel. She had worked for the Federal Reserve during World War II, a homemaker for many years and then Lawyers Title until...
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James Bartley Martin

August 18, 1946 - May 9, 2017

James Bartley "JB" Martin, Sr., of Mechanicsville, Virginia, passed away, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at his home. "JB" was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 18, 1946 to James Edward and Mildred Ogburn Johnson Martin. "JB" served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Independence from 1967-1973, in the Mediterranean. Later he would become a Virginia Game Warden and Deputy Sherriff for Hanover County. ...
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Leslie Martin LaPlace

May 15, 1920 - April 29, 2017

LA PLACE, Leslie "Les" Martin Jr., of Mechanicsville, Virginia, passed away, Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Memorial Regional Medical Center. Les was born in Richmond, Virginia on May 15, 1920, to Leslie Martin and Mary Elizabeth Snider La Place. He was a 1938 graduate of John Marshall High School. Les answered the call to serve his country during World War II as a Technical Sergeant,...
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Anthony Richard Rinaldi

July 29, 1948 - April 25, 2017

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Bruce Sidney Johnson

September 2, 1959 - April 17, 2017

Bruce Sidney Johnson, 57, passed away on April 17, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Debby Johnson; daughter, Nikki; sons, Brad and Maddox; brother, Tad; father-in-law, Frank Zera; brother-in-law, Steve Zera and his wife Janice; nephew, Nick and niece, Caroline. He was a devoted husband and father who loved coaching his sons' basketball and baseball teams. He was an avid sports fan...
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David Dalton Brent

January 14, 1992 - April 17, 2017

David Dalton Brent, 25, passed away on April 17th after a year, long battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving parents, Elwood Roger Brent, Jr. and Frances Simms Brent. One sister, Joy Brent Poteat (Scott), niece, Addison, brothers, Conner Brent (Sarah) and Andrew Brent, and the love of his life fiancé, Elizabeth Baughan. David was a 2010 graduate of Hanover High School and employed...
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Vivian A. Gresch

April 10, 1929 - April 15, 2017

GRESCH, Vivian A., 88, of Mechanicsville, Va., went to be with the Lord and her husband, Jim Gresch, the love of her life, for eternity on April 15, 2017, the same day Jim passed away six years ago. They met in high school in Milwaukee, Wis. and were blessed with three sons. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey, his wife, Evelyn and their two children, Jeffrey Jr. and Robert; her son, Tom and his...
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Elsie Meredith White McGhee

September 18, 1924 - April 14, 2017

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Virginia Scott Faulkner

May 29, 1939 - March 30, 2017

FAULKNER, Virginia Scott, 77, of Mechanicsville, Va., has bid farewell to her family and friends here on earth. On Thursday, March 30, 2017, she departed this life. She is at peace now, reunited with her beloved husband of 20 years, W. George Lester. Ms. Faulkner was preceded in death by her parents, W. Ramsey and Nellie H. Faulkner; and her first husband, Martin M. Goriczynski. Ms. Faulkner...
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Robert Lee Dodd,

October 13, 1930 - March 20, 2017

DODD, Robert "Robby" Lee, 86, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, in Mechanicsville, Va. Robby was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Ruby Dodd. He is survived by Jane, his wife of 64 years; two sons, Joe (Brenda) Dodd, and Charles (Leeann) Dodd; one daughter, Robin (Danny) Luther; a foster son, Steve (Janice) Caldwell; grandchildren, Donnie (Amy) Shiflett, Felicia (Brett) Boland, Lisa (Joe)...
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Heloise M. MERRITT

March 6, 1918 - March 19, 2017

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Annie Louise King

March 24, 1925 - March 17, 2017

Louise "Weezie" Glasco King, passed away peacefully joining her husband, Irv, on March 17, 2017, just shy of her 92nd birthday. "Weezie" leaves to cherish her memory her 2 daughters, Patrice Pillow (Alan) and Sharon Kelly (Bill), and her beloved grandson, Calan Pillow. She is also survived by her brother Alvin Glasco (Francis) and several nieces and nephews. She was born March 24, 1925 to...
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Camille H. Moore

April 2, 1923 - March 15, 2017

Highland Springs, Va - Camille Hartless Moore, age 93, left us peacefully March 15, 2017 to join her adoring husband Frank B. Moore who has been waiting patiently these past 17 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Percy and Helen Franck Hartless and 3 sisters, Harriett, Diane and Nanci. Camille is survived by her daughters, Pamela Hutton (Bill) and Becki Moore (Meade); 2...
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Jane Mitchell Hobson

September 26, 1929 - March 14, 2017

Jane Mitchell Hobson, age 87, passed away March 14, 2017 at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin L. Hobson IV; parents, Thomas B. and Mary Berthal Hall Mitchell and 1 brother, James Wallace Mitchell. Jane had worked at Thalhimers as a Credit Analyst. She is survived by her daughters, Martha H. Smith (Kenneth), Mary H. Bowles (Paul) and Elizabeth H. Lowmaster (David); 3...
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Ernest Mason Morrison

October 29, 1929 - March 13, 2017

Ernest "Mason" Morrison, born October 29, 1929, went to be with the Lord, after a brief illness on March 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Linwood and Lottie White Morrison, his wife Joyce Beadles Morrison, son-in-law Robby Dymacek and stepson, Jeff Edwards. He is survived by his daughters, Gail Tevnan (Paul), Carol Dymacek-Waldrop (Campbell), Melanie Gary, and June...
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Harry Willard Gardner

August 29, 1943 - March 7, 2017

Ruther Glen, Va - Harry Willard Gardner, age 73, died Friday, March 3, 2017. Harry graduated from SUNY-Albany and continued studying at Penn State. He had been a professor at Randolph Macon College and then a Data Base Administrator for A.H. Robins, as well as other Central Virginia companies. Harry actively volunteered within the community; Virginia Youth Soccer Association State Cup, Boy...
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Harry Willard Gardner

August 29, 1943 - March 7, 2017

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Ruby Lee Phillips Hazelgrove

November 8, 1926 - March 6, 2017

Ruby Phillips Hazelgrove, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Benjamin A. Hazelgrove and her son, Benjamin A. Hazelgrove, Jr. Survivors include her daughters, Carolyn Gilliam and Sallie Hairfield; 4 grandchildren, Matthew Hazelgrove, Lisa Woods, Catherine Reese and Kenneth (Ricky) Morris, Jr.; also 5 great-grandchildren, her...
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Richard Anthony Couto

December 31, 1941 - February 25, 2017

Richard (Dick) Anthony Couto was born into an extended Portuguese-American, Roman Catholic family in the textile town of Lawrence, Massachusetts on December 31, 1941. All his grandparents had migrated from the Azores, Portugal. His Portuguese heritage and his hometown of Lawrence, an ethnically diverse, rough-around-the-edges neighborhood was central to his life growing up and deeply influenced...
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Aileen Katharine Mulligan

April 11, 1925 - February 25, 2017

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Ernest P. Zsizsik

October 22, 1926 - February 24, 2017

Ernest Peter Zsizsik, age 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 24, 2017. Ernest served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a disabled veteran. Ernest was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved bowling and baseball and worked over thirty years for Capital Printing Co., retiring as a supervisor. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Austin (William); 4...
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Howard Bracey Terrell

December 31, 1923 - February 24, 2017

Howard Bracey Terrell, age 93, died Friday, February 24, 2017 in Hanover. Howard was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He had been a bookkeeper for Spotless Stores. Howard was a long time member and Deacon at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Richmond. He is survived by 5 children, Betty Terrell Myers (Jimmy), Barbara Terrell Joyner (Donald), Richard Allen Terrell (Denise),...
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Eugene Curtis Seal

November 25, 1959 - February 22, 2017

Mechanicsville, Va - Eugene "Gene" C. Seal, age 57, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at home. He is survived by 3 brothers, Kenneth R. Seal Jr., Raymond Seal, and Joseph Brian Seal (Diane); one sister, Joyce Pace; nieces and nephews. Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth R. Seal Sr. and Dorothy Loving Seal. Visitation for Eugene Curtis Seal will be 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday,...
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Arnie L. Taylor

July 22, 1933 - February 20, 2017

Ashland, Va - Arnie Lee Taylor, age 83, passed peacefully and went to be with the Lord Monday, February 20, 2017. Arnie served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a Security Supervisor for the Federal Reserve, retiring after 35 years service. He is survived by his wife, Carol Taylor; 4 daughters, Sharon Lee Taylor, Vickie Harris, Rebekah Taylor Morgan (Al) and Denise Cage (Andrew); six...
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Keith Armistead Jones

March 17, 1959 - February 15, 2017

Keith A. Jones of Hanover County, Virginia, age 57, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and nephew passed away suddenly on February 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents David Earl Jones Sr. and Dorothy Armistead Jones. Keith was a previous employee of Richmond Refrigeration Service, Inc. Keith had a great love for muscle cars and collectibles which brought him...
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Elvin Leith Talley

April 28, 1930 - February 15, 2017

Elvin Leith Talley, age 86, went to join the heavenly choir with his mandolin and guitar on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margaret Talley; 3 sons, Elvin L. Talley Jr. (Ginger), Randal L. Talley (Robbie), Jeffrey L. Talley (Andrea) and daughter, Karen T. Pittman; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister, Anne T. Johnson and a host...
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Geneva McPhillips Pedersen

April 28, 1931 - February 11, 2017

Geneva (Jenny) McPhillips Pedersen, 85, passed away February 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, E. Watkins McPhillips and her husband of 16 years, Kenneth M. Pedersen. She is survived by three children, Michael W. McPhillips (Joyce), Kimberly M. Jacobs (Kevin), and Patrick D. McPhillips (Debbie) and one step-son, Stephen Pedersen, Sr.: grandchildren Kevin Jr. and...
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Vernon Andrew Marshall

April 17, 1934 - February 10, 2017

MARSHALL, Vernon Andrew, 82, of Mechanicsville, died February 10, 2017, widower of Cora Nell Marshall. He is survived by his four children, Bill Marshall (Cindi), Wanda Griggs (Jady), Sharon Moore (Dennis) and Debbie Eheart (Jay); seven grandchildren, Tasha, Bryan, Wesley, Matthew, Taylor, Kristie and Nicole; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Henry Marshall (Mildred) and Clarence...
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Zola Hickok Smith

January 28, 1926 - February 10, 2017

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Alice Elizabeth Mason

May 19, 1927 - February 6, 2017

MASON, Mrs. Alice Childress Christopher, 89, of Mechanicsville, Va., went to be with the Lord February 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Edward Ray Mason; and daughter, Judy Ann Crews. She is survived by her granddaughter, Brandi Crews Butalewicz (Eddie); nieces, JoAnn Christopher Lane-Atkins (Rick), Donna Munson (Bobby); nephews, Phillip Christopher (Ann), R. Barry...
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Cora Nell Marshall

December 4, 1934 - February 5, 2017

Cora Nell Marshall, 82, of Mechanicsville, died Sunday, February 5, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Vernon A. Marshall; four children, Bill Marshall (Cindi), Wanda Griggs (Jady), Sharon Moore (Dennis) and Debbie Eheart (Jay); seven grandchildren, Tasha, Bryan, Wesley, Matthew, Taylor, Kristie and Nicole; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lawrence Catlett. The family...
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Sarah Durham Hampton

November 16, 1950 - January 28, 2017

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Mary S. Johnson

July 26, 1932 - January 23, 2017

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Rita Stultz Young

November 29, 1940 - January 20, 2017

YOUNG, Rita Stultz, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 20, 2017. Rita was born in Roanoke, Va. on November 29, 1940, to her parents, Alfred Edgar Stultz and Gladys Robertson Stultz. Rita leaves behind a loving devoted husband, William F. Young Sr.; and their three children, William F. Young II, Anthony L. Young, Teresa E. Young; nine grandchildren; and loving sister,...
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Frank Stuart Browning

December 25, 1937 - January 19, 2017

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Joan Brooks Young

December 20, 1924 - January 9, 2017

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Elaine C. Grammer

June 15, 1935 - January 2, 2017

Elaine C. Grammer, widow of George E. Grammer, Jr., was called home to her eternal rest on January 2, 2017 at the age of 81. She is survived by four children, Mike Grammer, Terry Peace, Tracye Wood, Scott Grammer; grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, Kirsten, Jordan and Garrett; daughter-in-law, Susan; and sons-in-law, David and Wes.Elaine and George spent many pleasant years in the Air Force before...
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Theresia Adlgasser Mazurek

April 1, 1930 - January 1, 2017

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Cynthia Anne Farrar

January 3, 1942 - December 27, 2016

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Beverly E. Laino Oberbroeckling

September 28, 1938 - December 14, 2016

Beverly Laino Oberbroeckling, 78, a long-time resident of the Richmond area, died Wednesday the 14th of December. Born in 1938 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, she married her husband "OB" in 1956 and together they traveled the world during his service in the Army while having four children. In 1976 they joined civilian life in Virginia where they settled to continue raising their family.Beverly is...
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Nellie McCallum Gregory

July 29, 1933 - December 5, 2016

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Margaret W. Bumpass

December 10, 1927 - November 25, 2016

Margaret W. Bumpass, age 88 died, Friday, November 25, 2016 at Bon Secours Community Hospice House. She was born December 10, 1927 to Robert E. and Lillie Diamond Wiggins. Margaret was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints. She had worked for C & P, Bell Atlantic and Verizon, retiring after 30 years of faithful service.Margaret enjoyed and loved taking care of her...
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Jean R. Foxwell

February 15, 1929 - November 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, Mechanicsville, VA.
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Jean R. Foxwell

February 15, 1929 - November 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, Mechanicsville, VA.
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Roberta D. Feldman

January 30, 1931 - November 22, 2016

MECHANICSVILLE, VA - Roberta Davenport Feldman, age 85, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at her home. She was born January 30, 1931 in Deep Run, Lenoir County, North Carolina, to Louis Henry and Lena Fordham Davenport, who named her Rachel Roberta Davenport.Roberta graduated from George Washington High School in Alexandria, Virginia in June of 1948 and received her B.A. at Meredith College...
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Henry Harwood Dunston,

October 12, 1921 - November 19, 2016

DUNSTON, Henry Harwood, Jr., 95, passed away November 19, 2016. He is survived by his wife of almost 69 years (December 20), Dorothy (Dot) Christian; sons, Bob and his wife, Norma, Jim, David and his wife, Mary; grandchildren, Beth, Emily Adkins and Daniel; one step-granddaughter, Angie Ford and one step-great-grandchild, Sierra Partenope. He was born in Lorraine, Va. and graduated from John...
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Stanley O. Johnson,

April 22, 1922 - November 17, 2016

Stanley O. Johnson, Jr. was called to Heaven Thursday, November 17, 2016. He was born to Stanley O. Johnson, Sr. and Nettie Deaner Johnson on April 22, 1922, in Charlotte County, VA and grew up in the Town of Phenix.He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Annie Pannell Johnson, his daughter Peggy J. Yarbrough and her husband, Joe, of Moneta, VA, his son, Stanley James Johnson of Henrico County,...
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Gene Garland Mitchell

December 30, 1947 - November 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, Mechanicsville, VA.
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Janet A. Nefferdorf

November 3, 1952 - October 21, 2016

Janet A. Nefferdorf, age 63, died Friday, October 21, 2016 at "A Loving Heart Adult Home" in Powhatan. She was born November 3, 1952 to James J. and Annabell Stump Keppler. She is survived by her husband, Craig Marshall Nefferdorf; son, Matthew D. Nefferdorf and his wife Allyson; daughter Christina M. Knudson; grandchildren, Alexis and Madison Bradley, London Nott and Riley Nefferdorf; sister,...
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Donald J. MacDonald

October 13, 1938 - October 16, 2016

HANOVER, VA - Donald J. (Iain) MacDonald, age 78 died, Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Bon Secour Community Hospice House. Donald was born October 13, 1938 in Scotland to Alexander and Johan Campbell MacDonald. He had served in the British Royal Army in the Horse Corps. Donald enjoyed being with and riding horses. He played semi-professional soccer for many years. Donald was a service engineer...
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Bertha E. PEPPENGER

February 6, 1931 - October 13, 2016

MECHANICSVILLE, VA - Bertha Estell "Dolly" Peppenger, age 85 died, Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Tylers Retreat Nursing Facility. Dolly was born February 6, 1931 to Noble and Bertha E. Bowis Pulling. She is survived by her children, Mike Price (Cheryl) of Dinwiddie and Dinia Pizzino of Richmond; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and many friends. Dolly is preceded in...
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Edith Perkins Flurry

June 10, 1922 - October 11, 2016

MECHANICSVILLE, VA - Edith Perkins Flurry, age 94, passed to her Heavenly Home, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Heritage Green. Edith was born June 10, 1922 to Thomas Jefferson and Adell Spicer Perkins. Edith is survived by her son, Frank S. "Jimmy" Browning Jr. of Buckingham, VA; grandsons, Stuart E. Browning (Erika) of Miami Beach, FL and Steven W. Browning (Joy) of Mechanicsville; 7 great...
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Pauline W. Powell

February 16, 1923 - September 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, Mechanicsville, VA.
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William Scott Wingfield

November 27, 1990 - September 30, 2016

William Scott Wingfield, age 25, died Friday, September 30, 2016 at Johnston Willis Hospital. Scott was born November 27, 1990 to Randy and Debbie Barr Wingfield. He attended Lee Davis High School. Scott worked for City Wide Decorators as a supervisor. He was passionate about martial arts, had a thirst for knowledge, and had an insatiable curiosity for learning all that he could. Scott was a...
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James Gilmer Sorrell

March 4, 1923 - September 16, 2016

MECHANICSVILLE, VA - James Gilmer Sorrell Jr. was born on March 4, 1923, in Raleigh, NC. Gilly was the oldest son of the late James Gilmore Sorrell and Lena McKinney Sorrell. He passed away on September 16, 2016. He was a native of Hampton, where he played football and ran track for the Hampton H.S. Crabbers. Gilly worked for Newport News Shipbuilding, and was in the U.S. Navy. He received...
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Samuel Madison Cothron

May 5, 1942 - September 12, 2016

Samuel Madison Cothron, 74, of Mechanicsville, VA died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at his residence. Born in Lowndes County (GA), he was the son of the late Thomas Grady Cothron, Sr. and Sarah Zipperer Cothron Dasher. Mr. Cothron was a graduate of Valdosta High School ('60) and Valdosta State University ('64). He taught science at Brooks and Lowndes County High Schools before joining the...
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George Raymond Johnson

December 31, 1918 - September 9, 2016

JOHNSON, George Raymond, of Richmond, after a long illness at 97 years old, he left this life to be with his heavenly father. He was born in Louisa, Va. A place he always said was good to be from! He was predeceased in death by his wife of 70 years, Mable N. Johnson; one sister and three brothers. He is survived by one younger brother, Russell L. Johnson; a daughter, Judy Gail Johnson; a host of...
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Hazel Elizabeth Bagby

May 25, 1919 - September 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, Mechanicsville, VA.
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Steven Hamilton Parks

March 7, 2016 - September 8, 2016

Steven "Carter" Hamilton Parks, passed peacefully Thursday, September 8, 2016 after fighting each day for 6 months in NICU. He is survived by his mother Kelli, father Matt, sister Julia, grandparents RandI Hall, Becky Parks, and Mike Parks, aunts, uncles, extended family, and countless friends that loved him dearly even though most never met him. His time with us was short, but he fulfilled many...
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James Earl Adams

October 9, 1933 - September 3, 2016

ADAMS, James Earl "Sonny," Jr., age 82, of Mechanicsville, was called home by God on Saturday, September 3, 2016, surrounded by the people he loved. Sonny was born October 9, 1933. He served his country as a member of the National Guard. Sonny worked for the City of Richmond, retiring after many years of faithful service. He loved to play cards, dominoes and watch NASCAR races and...
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Ruth Goerlich Sherwin

December 3, 1918 - September 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, Mechanicsville, VA.
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Charles Michael Rose

May 18, 1960 - August 28, 2016

MECHANICSVILLE, VA - ROSE, Charles Michael "Mike", age 56, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016, surrounded by the love of family, after a brief illness. He was born in 1960, in Trenton, New Jersey. In 1982, he moved to Virginia where he worked for Circuit City for 12 years. For the past 16 years he was a Telecommunications Analyst for Anthem.Mike, a die-hard New York Giants fan, enjoyed...
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Jimmy Paul Hale

June 25, 1960 - August 28, 2016

KING WILLIAM, VA -- J. Paul Hale Jr., age 56, died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at his home. Paul was born June 25, 1960 to Jimmy and Edith Hale. He grew up working in a cabinet shop since six years old. Paul was owner of Hale's Cabinet Shop. He enjoyed barbequing, travelling, buying cars and being with friends playing corn hole. Paul was a big-hearted man that never knew a stranger, he would...
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Mary Elizabeth James

November 6, 1917 - August 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, Mechanicsville, VA.
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Thelma Grace Inskeep Harlow

October 21, 1931 - August 6, 2016

Thelma Grace Inskeep Harlow, age 84, died Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. Grace was a 1947 graduate of Culpeper County High School and had attended Madison College. She worked as a Bookkeeper for Hoffman Implement Company as well as the Virginia State Board of Education. Grace Later retired as a Bookkeeper for Northside Richmond Dumbarton Properties...
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Ernest Carter Stanley

June 15, 1922 - August 1, 2016

Ernest Carter Stanley, 94, claimed the promise of the resurrection on Monday, August 1, 2016, while surrounded by his family. Ernest answered his country's "call" and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1941-1946. He was a member of the Enon United Methodist Church for almost 70 years. Ernest is preceded in death by his five brothers, two sisters, son Bruce Carter Stanley, and...
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