Our Obituaries

Sara S. Smith

September 21, 1931 - December 15, 2017

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Julia Eppard Rabe

August 15, 1943 - December 15, 2017

RABE, Julia Eppard, 74, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 in Richmond, Va. "Judy" was preceded in death by her parents, Chester Thurman Eppard and Mamie Vesta Breeden Eppard; and her daughter, Karen Lynn Rabe. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Marvin Rabe; son, Brian (Erin) Rabe of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter, Dana Rabe of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Sheri (Paul) Humphreys of Fuquay...
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John Douglas Pitts

July 23, 1934 - December 14, 2017

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Amanda Beth Berman Giannini

June 17, 1982 - December 14, 2017

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Malcolm Everett Phillips

October 16, 1919 - December 14, 2017

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Rasikbhai Chhotabhai Patel

November 12, 1933 - December 14, 2017

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Howard Hamilton Henley

July 30, 1925 - December 12, 2017

Howard Hamilton Henley, 92, of Manakin-Sabot, VA, passed away on December 12, 2017. He was born on July 30, 1925. He is survived by his wife, Eva Briesmaster Henley; two sisters, Edith Durrett and Hilda Bailey; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Henley graduated from Goochland High School in 1943. He volunteered for the Marine Corps that year and served proudly until his honorable...
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Margaret Kendall Hall

November 2, 1975 - December 9, 2017

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Patricia Ann Denby

August 9, 1939 - December 8, 2017

DENBY, Patricia Ann, 78, of Glen Allen, Va., gained her heavenly angel wings on Friday, December 8, 2017. Pat was a devoted wife to her husband of 58 years, Berkley "Nooney" Denby. Also left to cherish her beautiful memory are her children, Sherri Denby Lutz, Tommy Denby (Sherry), Chris Denby (Nancy Covington), Terri Denby (Fred Cain); and a special niece, Kim Self Estep. Missing their beloved ...
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William Lee Melton

April 3, 1930 - December 8, 2017

William Lee "Bill" Melton, age 87, passed into eternal life Dec. 8,2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Frank and Pearl B. Melton, and his two brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nola Boyd Melton; two sons, Scott B. Melton (Susan), Mark K. Melton (Emma Lee), and daughter Denise M. Goodwin (Chap); seven grandchildren, Christopher S. Melton, Brittany...
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Clarence Edward Oxford

January 19, 1934 - December 8, 2017

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Patricia Ann Luck

June 29, 1945 - December 5, 2017

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Malik Antonio Mills

October 25, 1996 - December 5, 2017

Malik A. Mills, of Richmond passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Malik was born on October 25, 1996. He was a 2015 graduate of Hermitage High School. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his daughter Kylie. Malik also enjoyed football and fishing on family trips. He was full of life and his infectious energy could be felt by those around him. Malik was a devoted...
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Dorothy Louise Alphin Taylor

July 31, 1927 - December 5, 2017

TAYLOR, Dorothy (Dot) Alphin, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 while surrounded by her loving family. Dot was born in Petersburg, VA on July 31, 1927 and was a long-time resident of Richmond, VA.She was preceded in death by her parents; James A. Alphin and Thelma L. Alphin; brothers, James A. Alphin and William (Bill) T. Alphin; and husband A. Joe Taylor of 34 years. She is...
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Shirley Hines Brown

November 14, 1936 - December 5, 2017

BROWN, Shirley Hines, at 81, went to be with loved ones December 5, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Pam Bumgarner (Ricky); and two sons, Ted (Stephanie) and Steve; and her grandchildren, Kim Baldwin (Wes) and Jason Bumgarner (Amanda); and six great-granddaughters. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. A service will be held at Woody Funeral Home Parham Chapel in Richmond at...
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Steven Laird Bostic

August 9, 1952 - December 4, 2017

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Anne Hicks Harmon

October 29, 1934 - December 1, 2017

HARMON, Anne Hicks, 83, went to be with loved ones December 1, 2017. She is survived by her two daughters, Deborah (Debbie) H. Conner of Farnham, Va. and Robbin Harmon and wife, Shere Macumber, of Richmond, Va.; and her three grandsons, William (Bill) J. Conner, Matthew A. Conner and P. Chase Conner. She is dearly missed by the Harmon, Conner and Macumber families and by all of those who were...
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Britlyn Sheppard Weinstock

January 31, 1997 - November 30, 2017

BRITLYN SHEPPARD WEINSTOCK,: Very few people start life with as many challenges as Britlyn did 21 years ago and even fewer are able to overcome so much adversity. After an extended hospitalization, Britlyn passed away on Nov. 30th. She is survived by her parents, Harry and Cindy Sheppard Weinstock; sister Leah; grandmother Regina Weinstock of Newport News; aunts Barbara Weinstock (Donna...
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Laura Margaret Miller

October 20, 1927 - November 25, 2017

MILLER, Laura Margaret, Richmond, Va., formerly of Inverness, Fla. and Charleston, W.V., was called home by her Savior Jesus Christ on November 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth E. Miller, Sr. Laura was a loving mother, grandmother and devoted wife. She was a member of the Oak Hill Women's Golf Association (Richmond), as well as a member of the Inverness Country Club...
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Russell Ellwood Tate

October 4, 1923 - November 23, 2017

Tate, Mr. Russell E. "Buddy" Sr 94, of Richmond, formerly of Shenandoah, Va., went to be with the Lord November 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Frances Herndon Tate; his parents, James Howard Tate Sr. and Elsie Gardner Tate; and his daughter, Donna Dow. He is survived by his daughter, Shirley T. Rucker and her husband, Jim; His son, Russell E. Tate Jr. and his wife,...
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Ajit S. Lall

August 25, 1935 - November 22, 2017

Ajit Samuel Lall, 82, passed away peacefully on November 22, surrounded by his family at his home in Richmond, VA. He was born on August 25, 1935 in Simla, HP State in India to Samuel & Sarah Hilson. Ajit is survived by his wife Myra, and his 3 sons, Sanjiv, Sharad and Amarjit. Ajit spent time in both New Delhi and Simla India as a child. He attended The St. Columbus School in New Delhi and...
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Susan Johnson Keane

August 10, 1934 - November 21, 2017

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Jeanne Marilyn Zirkel

March 23, 1947 - November 20, 2017

Beloved mother, Jeanne Marilyn Zirkel, 70, of Richmond, Virginia, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017.Jeanne was born on March 23, 1947 in Hempstead, New York. Jeanne will be lovingly remembered by her three children Jenifer Higgins, Todd Zirkel and Stephanie Zirkel-Davis and her husband Monty; her two grandchildren Aiden (and his father Danny) and Olivia; her 2 brothers Jimmy and Michael...
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Gail Franklin Stainback

June 23, 1946 - November 19, 2017

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Jeanette P. NELSON

June 13, 1926 - November 17, 2017

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Joyce Madelin Atwell Albis

September 25, 1931 - November 17, 2017

ALBIS, Joyce Atwell, 86, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord, Friday, November 17, 2017. Joyce was a Richmond, Va. native but owned and operated The Olde London Inn Motel and lived in Nags Head, N.C. for over 20 years before recently relocating back to Richmond. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Carl S. Albis Sr. and four children; Cathy M. Albis, Carl S. Albis, Jr. (Regina),...
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Michael Robert Cline

August 25, 1946 - November 16, 2017

CLINE, Michael Robert, 71. On November 16, 2017, Aunt Sarah's (Brook Road), the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity lost one of their best customers. Those who knew and loved Mike appreciated his keen support. Mike was predeceased by his parents, Ellis Wallace Cline and Wilhemina Faye Mayfield; brother, Ellis W. "Wally" Cline; and sister, Paula Suzanne Batteau. He is survived by his children,...
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Rose GABAY

September 2, 1911 - November 16, 2017

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Frances Hamby

December 30, 1940 - November 11, 2017

HAMBY, Frances Hays, married for 47 years to Leslie Hamby, is survived by her son, Lee Hamby; daughter, Kay Godwin (David); grandkids, Michaela, CJ, Lily, Evan and Ashley; brother, Ed Hays; sister, Cora Lee Ellington; and sister, Mary Robinson (Emmett). A visitation will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel, 1771 N. Parham Road,...
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Brenda N. Pleasants

August 3, 1944 - November 10, 2017

PLEASANTS, Brenda Nuckols, age 73, died November 10, 2017 . She was born on August 3, 1944, to Margaret Moseley Nuckols and the late Conway Nuckols. Besides her mother, she is survived by her sister Betty Meador and her husband, Mickey, her sister, Robin Cole and her husband, Andy, her nieces and nephews, Sherry Fones and her daughter, Faith, Scott Meador and his wife, Mindy, and their...
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James Edwin Bennett

February 18, 1934 - November 9, 2017

BENNETT, James Edwin Sr., 83, of Henrico, passed away November 9, 2017. Mr. Bennett was born in Toccoa, Georgia on February 18, 1934. He is survived by his sons, James Bennett Jr. and Raymond Bennett; his grandchildren, Nathan Edwards, Charles Edwards, Rebecca Sumner and Raleigh Edwards; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Brody, Audrey Edwards and Brianna Sumner. He was a veteran of the United...
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Jane Fortune Markwood

September 1, 1925 - November 8, 2017

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Gladys S. Fussell

September 18, 1919 - November 7, 2017

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Kayden Isaiah Squire

September 7, 2017 - November 5, 2017

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Frank E. Thomas

July 20, 1967 - November 5, 2017

Thomas, Frank "Bo" E., II, 50, passed away peacefully November 5, 2017 after battling cancer, in Richmond, Va. He was born July 20, 1967 in Richmond, VA to parents Frank E. Thomas and Doris Jean Thomas, who predeceased him. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 18 years, Lisa Ragland Thomas, his parents-in-law, Ronald W. and Esther S. Ragland, brother-in-law, Ronald W. Ragland, Jr.,...
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Scott Allen Bailey

April 8, 1963 - November 4, 2017

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Betty Combs Pitt

October 11, 1928 - November 2, 2017

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Thomas James Hines

January 20, 1954 - November 2, 2017

HINES, Thomas James, age 63, of Crewe and Richmond, died following a sudden illness November 2, 2017. He is survived by sisters Sharon Conlyn and Judy Stoltenberg. A memorial service will be held Wednesday November 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 North Parham Rd., Richmond. Tom was a US Veteran, having served in the Air Force. He had a kind, tender heart and would do just about...
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H. Thomas Shreve

August 25, 1935 - November 1, 2017

SHREVE, H. Thomas ("Tom"), 82, of Richmond, Va., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Roudabush Shreve, and his father, Harry Thomas Shreve, and his long-time companion, Martha Milam. He is survived by his sons: Tom and Jim, and their mother, Mary. Tom was born and raised in Staunton, Va. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High...
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Frank Dixon Blow

November 18, 1934 - November 1, 2017

Frank Dixon Blow, Jr., 82, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was born in Portsmouth, VA, retired to North Carolina, and spent his last year in Richmond. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Blanche Estelle Blow. He proudly served in the U. S. Air Force, obtaining the rank of Captain, and later made his...
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Mary Ellen Proffitt

June 21, 1930 - October 30, 2017

Mary Ellen Butler Proffitt, 87, of Richmond, died Monday, October 30, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Proffitt. She is survived by her four sons, Dennis, Douglas, David and Donald Proffitt; brother, John L. Butler; sister, Irene Butler Hague; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 4- 7 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Woody...
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Hester E. ABBOTT

April 19, 1916 - October 30, 2017

ABBOTT, Hester Easton, of Richmond, passed away October 30, 2017, following a brief illness. She was the widow of Lynn D. Abbott Jr. She is survived by her three sons, Lynn D. Abbott III and wife, Linda of New Orleans, La., Dr. James E. Abbott and wife, Donna of Glen Allen, Va. and William L. Abbott and wife, Heidi of Richmond, Va.; seven grandsons, one granddaughter, five great-granddaughters...
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Leslie A. Kelley

August 7, 1952 - October 27, 2017

KELLEY, Leslie Adam, 65, departed this life October 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Les was preceded in death by his father, Franklin Bradley Kelley. He is survived by his mother, Alice Ruth Kelley; his children, daughter, Taylor Marie Kelley; and son, Brooks Franklin Kelley; his sisters, Pamela Ruth Kelley Jenkins and Janet Rae Kelley Eanes; and many other family members. Les...
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Donald W. Osmun

July 2, 1932 - October 27, 2017

Donald W. Osmun, 85, of Henrico Va. passed away October 27, 2017. He was born in Orlando, Florida on July 2, 1932. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Walton Osmun; children, Debbie Osmun MacDonald (Dale) and Terri Osmun Reamey (Mike); step-children, Ray Walton,Jr., Danny Walton (Stephanie) and Margie Walton Garrison (Bobby); grandson, Alex Reamey; step-granddaughter, Ashlee Ratliff and other...
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Edwin Logan Dukes

January 15, 1950 - October 26, 2017

DUKES, Edwin L., 67, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017, in Mechanicsville, Va. He was born in Richmond, Va. to parents, Harry L. and Rae Powell Dukes, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother, William Dukes; and his sister, Nancy Brown. Edwin was a former truck driver for A.L. Carter Company. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved NASCAR and football. Family reunions...
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Garnett Melvin Jamerson

April 10, 1935 - October 24, 2017

Garnett Melvin Jamerson, 82, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2017 after a brief illness. Garnett was born on April 10, 1935, in Dillwyn, Virginia. Garnett is survived by his wife Nancy Hamner Jamerson of Schuyler, Virginia and Richmond, Virginia. Garnett and Nancy would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on November 25, 2017.Garnett is also survived by his Sister Audrey Jamerson...
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Steven Burton Holcomb

August 15, 1953 - October 24, 2017

Steven Burton Holcomb, 64, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. B. and Marie Holcomb and a younger brother, Gary Wayne Holcomb. Steve is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 46 years, Glenda, children Cori, Gary and Katie, sister Debbie Holcomb Assaid, and brothers Bobby and Danny. He is also...
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Ronald Richard Travers

April 6, 1951 - October 23, 2017

TRAVERS, Ronald Richard, son of VADM Edward P. Travers and Marjorie Travers, of Southern Illinois, died October 23, 2017, in his Short Pump home surrounded by family. Mr. Travers was born in New London, Conn., on April 6, 1951. He spent his high school years in the Mt. Vernon area of Northern Virginia, where he met his wife of 43 years, Ann Edwards Travers. Mr. Travers worked in retail all of his...
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Rosalie Dale Bullock

April 1, 1938 - October 19, 2017

BULLOCK, Rosalie Dale (Henshaw), 79, of Richmond, Va. The Lord peacefully called Dale home on October 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Maryland Henshaw and Rosalie Alice Slade Henshaw. Dale is survived by her loving husband, Fred Bullock; sons, Mark Hajacos and Chris Hajacos (Phyllis); daughter, Michelle Hajacos Miller (Steve); stepsons, Jay Gardner (Sharon) and Jim...
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Sylvia Genevieve Perkins

June 5, 1934 - October 17, 2017

PERKINS, Sylvia Genevieve (Rose), of Henrico, Va., born in New Castle, Pa., June 5, 1943, daughter of the late Robert H. Rose Sr. and Arnel Mann, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Sylvia is survived by her husband of 62 years, Neal Perkins Sr.; children, Neal Perkins Jr. and Kimberly Perkins, both of Detroit, Mich., David Perkins of Mechanicsville, Va., Tameka and Sean...
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George Brengel

October 23, 1920 - October 15, 2017

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Richard Matthew DuBois

February 3, 1929 - October 13, 2017

DuBois, Richard Matthew, 88, of Glen Allen, Va., passed away on October 13, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Madeleine (nee Desroches); four children, Lorraine (John) Burgess, Susan (Donald) Burnette, Nancy (Thomas) Mierswa, and David (Traci) DuBois; nine grandchildren, Jessica (Duke) Dodson, Amanda (Chris) Reed, Allison (Drew) Colby, Gray Burnette, Matthew (Regina) Mierswa,...
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Ruth E. Robbins

December 28, 1926 - October 9, 2017

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Helen Mitchell Spradlin

September 3, 1922 - October 8, 2017

Helen Mitchell Spradlin, born in Lynchburg, Va. on September 3, 1922 passed away October 8, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband, James W. Spradlin, Jr. She is survived by her sons, James W. Spradlin, III (Gayle) and Jerry Mitchell Spradlin (Rose) and daughter, Jennifer S. Doherty (James); nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She loved her church family who were loyal to the end. The...
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Susan L. Mitchell

March 28, 1953 - October 7, 2017

MITCHELL, Susan Leiby of Henrico, VA died Saturday, 7 October 2017. Born 28 March 1953 in Portsmouth VA, daughter of James Alan Leiby and Roxana Woodman Leiby. Susan is preceded in death by her mother Roxana W. Leiby and her brother, James A. Leiby, Jr.. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Leland Mallory Mitchell, Jr.; children Jere W. Frenzel and Sara L. Knowles (Jonathan); three...
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Stuart C. Bradshaw

February 2, 1940 - October 7, 2017

BRADSHAW, Stuart C. Jr., 77, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 7, 2017, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Conway and June Bradshaw. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jeanette Fischer Bradshaw; a daughter, Kimberly Nuckols (T.M.); two grandchildren, Austin and Heather; a sister, Dianne Whitlock (Barry); and two nieces, Traci...
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Nona Rebecca Proffitt

May 29, 1948 - October 7, 2017

PROFFITT, Nona Rebecca, was born May 29, 1948 to Mary and Rector Vincent Hilburn and entered into eternity on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Nona was a resident of New Kent County, Providence Forge, Va. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Nona is survived by her husband, Dennis Lee Proffitt; daughter, Marie Elizabeth Proffitt; grandson, Isaac Thomas Brunson; and her mother, Mary Palmer....
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Robert Gordon Gray

July 3, 1961 - October 5, 2017

GRAY, Robert Gordon, died peacefully in his sleep on October 5, 2017. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and faithful friend. He was preceded in death by his father, George W. Gray Sr. He is survived by his mother, Dianne W. Gray; brother, George W. Gray Jr. (Mary); sister, Cynthia G. Ellis (Brian); nephews, George Gray III (Katie), Matthew Gray (Lea); and their son, John Gray (fiancée, Allie...
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Jan Jacob Schilthuis

June 9, 1930 - October 4, 2017

Jan Jacob "Jack" Schilthuis, Jr. was born June 9, 1930 in Asheville NC. His parents were Jan Jacob Schilthuis and Maria Hoevers Schilthuis, who had emigrated from the Netherlands in 1928 in order for Jan Jacob Sr to be Director of Processes at the new American Enka Corp manufacturing facility in Enka NC. Jack had one sister, Ida Schilthuis Merfa, who predeceased him in death (2007)....
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Norman KRAMER

April 15, 1927 - September 29, 2017

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Margaret Thaxton Carroll

March 26, 1924 - September 29, 2017

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Gail McMahon Hudson

July 4, 1932 - September 28, 2017

Gail McMahon Hudson died on Thursday September 28th at Tulane Medical Center during a trip to New Orleans. She had turned 85 on July 4th and recently became a great-grandmother. She was a graduate of Newport News High School and Lynchburg College and the former public relations director at both Ferrum College and the Virginia division of the American Cancer Society. She also served as a member...
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Shannon Niehaus Lobe

May 28, 1977 - September 27, 2017

LOBE, Shannon Niehaus, 40, went home to our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Shannon was a graduate of Roanoke College, where she received a degree in biological science. She received her master's degree in biology from the University of Cincinnati. She went on to do research at several labs in the Richmond area. She is survived by her husband, Michael; mother, Cynthia...
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Vivian Ann Cowger Brickey

April 26, 1940 - September 25, 2017

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Thelma May Brammer Meadors

September 25, 1920 - September 25, 2017

MEADORS, Thelma May Brammer, 97, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2017, in Richmond. Born at her grandmother's house in Stuart, Va., on September 25, 1920, Mrs. Meadors graduated from Bassett High School. She attended Hollins College and graduated from the University of North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Rural Edward Meadors in 1988; her son, Timothy...
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Debi Louise Colwell

October 9, 1952 - September 24, 2017

Debi Colwell "Nana" passed away September 24, 2017. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Family was her passion and delight. She loved spending summer vacations with her family at the beach. Mom had a love for animals especially with her four beloved dogs Smokey, Kasey, Kobe and Prissy. She is survived by her husband Wayland; daughters, Ashley and Whitney (Brian); her most...
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Ishwarbhai Patel

August 28, 1926 - September 21, 2017

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Gary Clayton Fletcher

June 17, 1938 - September 21, 2017

Gary Clayton "Bum" Fletcher, 79, departed this life September 21, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Gary is now resting in the arms of his Savior. Gary was a member of the Monument Heights Baptist Church in Richmond. Gary loved sports of all kinds. He played football, basketball and baseball in high school. Later in life, he started golfing and fishing. He was an avid sports fan. Gary was...
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Edward Charles Frese

July 18, 1951 - September 20, 2017

Edward Charles Frese was born July 18, 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pa. He died September 20, 2017 in Richmond, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clanton and Sarah Frese, to whom he was their only son and a son, Mark Edward Frese. He is survived by his wife Michele Marko Frese; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Fox, her husband James and their son Matthew and Trish Marko, a brother-in-law, Larry Marko...
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Dorothy Lucille M. Spencer

January 7, 1929 - September 17, 2017

SPENCER, Lucille M., 88, passed away in Henrico, Va., Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was born in Bowling Green, Va. to parents, Harold and Pearl Beazley Marmaduke who predeceased her. She is also predeceased by her husband, Albert Eugene Spencer and nephew, Kevin Bareford. Lucille is survived by her son, Alan Spencer; sister, Ruth (Walter) Bareford; brother, Jack Marmaduke; nephews, Dean (Dale)...
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Ramon C. Allen

February 27, 1933 - September 17, 2017

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Daniel Canter

November 2, 1924 - September 16, 2017

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Daniel Canter

November 2, 1924 - September 16, 2017

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Clifton Conroy Murdock

January 8, 1929 - September 15, 2017

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Peggy Compton Jones

July 26, 1936 - September 14, 2017

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Virginia Frances Shearon

May 1, 1927 - September 13, 2017

SHEARON, Virginia Frances Howery, died on September 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, James Robert Shearon; and a sister, June Scott.Born on May 1, 1927 in Glendale, Ohio to Eddie Downs and Ida Custer Howery, the family later moved to Salem, Virginia. She graduated from Roanoke College in 1949 and earned her M.R.E. from the W.M.U. Training School (Southern Baptist...
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Hazel Ransone Parrish

June 25, 1926 - September 13, 2017

Hazel Ransone Parrish died at home on September 13, 2017, at age 91. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earle; her grandson, Earle III; and eight siblings. She is survived by her son, Earle Jr. and his special friend, Jen Rush and her son, Issac; daughter, Sue Bess; and daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Billy Simmons; one great-grandson, Earle IV; and many nieces and nephews. Hazel is the...
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Virginia Gina Hunter Marshall Simpson

November 10, 1936 - September 13, 2017

SIMPSON, Virginia (Gina) Hunter Marshall, 80, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2017. Born in Lynchburg, Va. on November 10, 1936, she was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia Hunter (with whom she shared a birthday) and William Pugh Marshall. She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, John Noel Simpson; her sons, John Noel, Jr. "Jack" (Marilyn) of Lubbock, Texas...
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Hazel May Jamerson Morton

March 21, 1926 - September 11, 2017

MORTON, Hazel Jamerson, 91, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 in Richmond, Va. She was predeceased by her husband Lewis A. Morton and her parents Henry and Berta Godsey Jamerson. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Wayne Carlton; two grandchildren, Matthew Carlton and Jessica (James) Hallam; great-grandson, Benedict Hallam; two sisters, Rose Wright, Ruth Brown and a...
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Charles Reese Anderson

September 12, 1933 - September 10, 2017

ANDERSON, Charles Reese, 83, of Manakin-Sabot, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Millicent C. Anderson, the mother of his three children. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia "Pat" Y. Anderson; his children, Charles "Chip" Reese Anderson Jr., his wife, Tracy; their three children, Cole, Will and Jeb; Melinda Lassiter and...
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Franklin T. FOWLER

March 28, 1917 - September 10, 2017

FOWLER, Franklin Thomas, M.D. passed away peacefully at Lakewood Manor on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at age 100. Our words are wholly inadequate to describe what he meant to us. A man of great intellect and personal strength, he was a physician, missionary, minister, soldier, teacher, writer, painter, poet, and faithful servant of the Lord. His life was an example of devotion, and he...
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Linda Tsuchiya

November 19, 1949 - September 10, 2017

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Elizabeth Ann Gascoyne

September 14, 1948 - September 8, 2017

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Sharon H. Metz

September 7, 1950 - September 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Emily Mitchell Chapin

August 26, 1922 - September 7, 2017

CHAPIN, Emily Mitchell, 95, of Chesterfield, was born on August 26, 1922 and passed away September 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald M. Chapin; and granddaughter, Marcy C. Mann. She is survived by two sons, David M. Chapin (Marie) and James D. Chapin (Gail K); two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers. Emily was a member of St Luke's...
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Joan S. Pazera

April 1, 1929 - September 6, 2017

PAZERA Joan Stevens, of Williamsburg, Va., died on September 6, 2017. Joni's friendship with Bill W. and his program of support gave her incredible energy and the ability to work, play and enjoy friends and family. In 1978, Joni graduated from VCU with a general studies degree. For 32 years, she worked in the substance abuse field, both in counseling and program development. In the mid-1980s,...
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Maggie Sacra Durrett

May 7, 1930 - September 6, 2017

DURRETT, Maggie S., age 87, of Henrico, Virginia, passed away September 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Thomas Durrett. She is survived by her son, Thomas W. Durrett and his wife, Cathy; grandchildren, Frank (Dawn), Anthony, Victor (Samantha), Thomas, Travis, Tanner (Bintou), Claire (Dennis); and 12 great-grandchildren. Maggie was retired from A.H. Robins. A visitation...
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Sarah Joseph

April 26, 1921 - September 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Avedis I. Garabedian

March 9, 1949 - September 3, 2017

Avedis I. "Avo" Garabetian of Richmond died Sunday, September 3, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Vartouhi Garabetian; a son, Sahag and his wife, Andrea; a daughter, Suzy Martin and her husband, Michael; four grandchildren; four brothers, Koko, Haig, Anto and Hovsep; twin sisters, Maro Karabetian and Sona Haroun; also numerous nieces and nephews. "Avo" was a devoted husband and...
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Phillips King Foote

April 11, 1927 - August 30, 2017

Foote, Chap. Lt. Col. Philips K. Born April 11, 1927 in Evansville TN. Died August 30, 2017. He was predeceased by a sister, Susie Monk, and wives Aileen C. Foote (2010) and Faye S. Foote (2016). He is survived by sisters Frances Teague and Martha McElhinney, daughters Carol (Roger) Wetherington, Barbara (Doug) Nolin, Cindy (John) Lawrence, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He served in...
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Horace Philip Johnson

October 27, 1950 - August 26, 2017

Dr. Horace Philip Johnson III, 66, of Richmond VA, passed away August 26, 2017. He was survived by his wife, Virginia "Ginny" Johnson; daughter, Elizabeth Peimer; mother, Joy Johnson; sister, Sheila Dailey; sister, Charlotte Doyle; and brother Tony Johnson. Phil attended Hampton Sydney on a full academic scholarship and then pursued the field of dentistry and endodontics at MCV. He was the...
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Thomas Armistead Johnson

May 19, 1958 - August 25, 2017

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Ella A. CUMBER

February 17, 1922 - August 25, 2017

CUMBER, Ella Mae, 95, went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Lorrimer "Larry" F. Cumber. She is survived by her loving son L. Stephen Cumber (Lois) and one sibling George Armstrong. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Christopher Cumber and Joel Cumber; plus much-loved nieces and nephews, other family members and caring friends...
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Richard Lee Clowers

April 22, 1969 - August 24, 2017

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Marilynn Wicks Disalvo

February 2, 1940 - August 22, 2017

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Sam Nguyen

May 15, 1930 - August 21, 2017

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Freddie Herbert Louk

June 14, 1937 - August 20, 2017

LOUK, Freddie Herbert, 80, of Henrico, formerly of Mingo, W. VA, son of the late Rufus and Lucy Louk, went to be with the Lord Sunday, August 20, 2017. He is survived by daughters Debi Barker, Peggy Louk, Penny Lumpkins, son Tim Louk, grandchildren PJ, Jamie, Woody, Caleb and Carlie Barker, Kasey and Bobby Lumpkins, great-grandchildren Devin, Vickie, Cora, James and Lane; his devoted friend and...
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Mary Emily Dalton Morgan

January 28, 1926 - August 20, 2017

MORGAN, Mary Emily Dalton, 91, of Richmond, departed this life on August 20, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Gerald Morgan Jr.; and her parents, Charles and Emily Dalton. Mary is survived by her two sons, David Morgan (Susan) and John Morgan (Cheryl); and her daughter, Nancy Patterson (Rick); as well as six grandchildren. Mary was born and raised in Rochester, N.Y., and...
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Deborah W. MOSER

June 5, 1937 - August 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Walter Lambert

September 6, 1927 - August 18, 2017

Walter Lambert, 90 of Richmond, Virginia, passed away August 18, 2017 after a long bout with Alzheimer's. He was born in Princeton, West Virginia on September 6, 1926.Walter was married to Betty Jo White on June 4, 1949 He served in the Merchant Marines and the US Army during and immediately after World War II.Walter graduated from Princeton High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of...
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