Our Obituaries

Creola J. Gentry

July 16, 1931 - June 21, 2017

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Billy Patrick Thrift

March 17, 1921 - June 20, 2017

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Estelle Densen Rowland

May 1, 1916 - June 20, 2017

ROWLAND, Estelle Densen, 101, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Richmond, Va. She was born May 1, 1916 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Charles and Carrie Densen who, along with her husband of 71 years, William; and her two brothers, Paul and Leonard Densen, have predeceased her. Estelle and William lived in Brooklyn, Stamford, Conn. and Springfield, Mass. before settling in Richmond in 1978. Estelle, a...
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Barbara Crider Chilton

January 28, 1959 - June 19, 2017

CRIDER, Barbara Jean (Chilton), 58, of Henrico, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Stables (Nathan); parents, Troy and Claire Crider; siblings, Dale Crider (Tinia), Gail Dalton (Bill) and Joan Crider; special nieces and nephew, Kelly, Christy, Lisa, Alyssa and Quenten; special friends, Pat and Molly. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m....
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Vicente Antonio Jordan

November 25, 1993 - June 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Jane L. Compton

May 31, 1930 - June 18, 2017

COMPTON, Jane Luther, on June 18, 2017 was received into the arms of Her Lord Jesus Christ, after a 12 year struggle with Alzheier's disease. She is preceded in death by her parents Alsey and Azile Luther of Raleigh, N, C and Daughter -in- Law Terry Willie Compton. She is survived by her husband the Rev. Alan Compton, son Jeffrey his children Garrett, Sean, Gene (Kelly and their two children,...
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Frances B. NEWSOME

December 20, 1916 - June 17, 2017

Frances Bibik Newsome 100, of Richmond passed away peacefully on June 17, 2017. She was a retired librarian of Virginia Historical Society. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert "Bob" Newsome. She is survived by her two children, Robert A. Newsome and his wife, Rhonda A. of Ruther Glen, Karen N. Lindsey and her husband, Michael W., of Richmond, one grandson, David M. Lindsey of...
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Janet Sue Vest

October 3, 1947 - June 14, 2017

Janet Sue Vest, 69, of Glen Allen, VA, went to be with the Lord on June 14, 2017. She was born October 3, 1947, in Bedford, IN. A graduate of Paoli High School and Norton Memorial Infirmary School of Nursing, she was a nurse at Parham Doctors' Hospital for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Loren and Nellie Cooper. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Max Vest;...
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Kiranben Jayantibhai Patel

December 3, 1952 - June 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Donald H. Caldwell

September 27, 1924 - June 12, 2017

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Bonnie Hollis Jarrard

August 16, 1927 - June 12, 2017

JARRARD, Bonnie Hollis, 89, died peacefully on Monday, June 12, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, Ethel Williams Hollis and Raleigh William Hollis; and by her sister, Anne Exline. Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Melissa and her husband, Nidal; her grandson, Eric and his wife, Amber. She is also survived by her sister, Joyce; and by nieces and nephews. Born in Cheraw, South Carolina,...
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Eleanor Koenig Carleton

March 15, 1924 - June 12, 2017

CARLETON, Eleanor (Honor) Koenig, of Richmond, Va. and formerly of Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Md., died Monday, June 12, 2017. She was born March 15, 1924 in Washington, D.C., and moved frequently as the child of an Army officer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Frederick A. Carleton Sr. She is survived by three sons and a daughter, Fred Carleton Jr. (Martha), Jim...
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Vi B. Cleary

November 20, 1925 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Hoyle Sager Walters

May 9, 1924 - June 11, 2017

Hoyle S. "Chick" Walters, a lifelong resident of Virginia died Sunday, June 11, 2017 from complications of diabetes, and an unexpected diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma at his home at the Hermitage at Cedarfield in Henrico County. His wife, Ruby M. Walters predeceased him on August 22, 2016 and his brother "Bob" passed in 2002. He is survived by his two daughters, Wendra Leigh Mihaly (Ed) of Dorothy,...
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Phyllis Alfriend Taylor

May 12, 1925 - June 11, 2017

Phyllis A. Taylor, 92, of Lakewood Manor, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years The Reverend Preston J. Taylor. She is survived by her children, Preston J. Taylor, Jr. of Washington, D.C., Stephen P. Taylor of Mathews, Va., Pamela Taylor Eley of Virginia Beach, and Rebecca Taylor Armstrong of Chesterfield, Va.; seven grandchildren and six great...
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Darius Moore Locks

May 23, 1924 - June 10, 2017

LOCKS, Darius "John" Moore, 93, passed away June 10, 2017, at Sitter and Barfoot Veterans Care Center. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Locks Farmer (Clarence "Chip"); his son, David Moore Locks (Linda); and three wonderful stepchildren, Marry Ellen McGraw (Harold "Chip), Barry Kerns and Gene Kerns (Dean Warden); two grandchildren, four step grandchildren and nine...
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Deiry Josefine Sanchez-Pena

February 28, 1973 - June 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Thai Van

March 15, 1965 - June 10, 2017

Thai, Van To 52 years of age, passed away on June 10, 2017. She is survived by her Mother To Dam; her brothers, Xuong "Tim" Thai and Minh Thai; sisters Van Tran, Vankien Lu and Gia VT Parker; sister-in laws Huukien Thai and Maggie Thai; brother-in-laws Han Tran, Phat Lu and Auburn Parker; nieces and nephews Bianca Thai, Stella Thai, Kenneth Thai, Calvin Thai, Danica Parker and Hana Parker. The...
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Lorraine E. JOSEPH

April 19, 1929 - June 7, 2017

JOSEPH, Lorraine Elizabeth Graf, of Richmond, Va., left this side of heaven to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. She was surrounded by her family throughout her struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was predeceased by her parents, Nicholas and Johanne Graf; her husband, Charles Joseph; and her sweet daughter, Nancy Hopke. Lorraine was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 19, 1929 and...
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Mary Macadam Looper Geschwind

March 3, 1932 - June 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Edna Hazel

August 30, 1918 - June 3, 2017

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David Franklin Newton

November 29, 1940 - June 3, 2017

NEWTON, David Franklin, 76, passed away June 3, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. Newton and Pauline Newton Dowdy; as well as brothers and sisters, Sonny, Robert, Buddy, Kenny, Donald, Carol and Louise. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Dottie; his daughters, Stephanie Nix (Stuart) and Stacy Griffith; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Joe) Robson, Tate Houff,...
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Virginia Anne Thomas

January 23, 1930 - June 3, 2017

Virginia Anne Thomas, a long time resident of Richmond, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Born to Louise Adcock Thomas Kinney and Willie Elmore Thomas on January 23, 1930 in Buckingham County, she enjoyed a successful career in real estate and property management, until retiring from Prudential Slater James River. Virginia is predeceased by her parents and her...
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Preston D. Perrin

July 22, 1951 - June 2, 2017

PERRIN, Preston D., 65 years of age, resident of Glen Allen, Va., passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born the son of Joseph L. Perrin, Jr. and Mabel Ford Perrin. Preston is survived by his wife of more than 30 years, Ginny; his sisters Denise Wilkerson (Wayne), and Emily Perrin; and his father-in-law, Hartwell Griffin. Preston valued hard work and kindness above all else. He never...
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Eddie Edward Marks

January 14, 1919 - June 2, 2017

MARKS, Eddie went home to be with his Lord on Friday, June 2, 2017, at the age of 98. John Edward Marks was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Hazel Harman Marks. Eddie is survived by their two daughters, Mary Marks Littlejohn, her husband, Leonard Littlejohn and Betty Marks Rennie; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Rennie Lungut, her husband, Kris Lungut, Andrew Littlejohn and his wife...
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Linwood Marshall Woodson

August 5, 1947 - May 28, 2017

WOODSON, Linwood "Sonny," 69, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Richmond Va. Sonny was born in Amelia, Va. to parents Lloyd and Handy Woodson, who predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Freida; one daughter, Kris (Willy) Glidden; three granddaughters, Katelynn Rogers, Victoria Rogers and Grace Glidden; sisters Mandy Smith and Barbara (Joe) Jester; brother, Ray "...
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James Otis Holman

June 27, 1947 - May 27, 2017

James O. Holman, 69, of Henrico, Va. went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2017. He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Tina Kirk; his two sons, Thomas Holman of Richmond, Va. and Alex Holman of Pensacola, Fl; his mother, Caroline Holman; two grandchildren, Shaeleigh and Sophia and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He worked for the Department of Corrections for over 27 years and...
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Illoween Stafford Mitchell

November 24, 1922 - May 26, 2017

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Margaret Johnson Shepherd

March 25, 1929 - May 24, 2017

Margaret Ann "Peggy" Johnson Shepherd, a long-time resident of Chesterfield County, departed from this life on Wednesday the 24th of May, 2017 at The Crossings at Bon Air retirement community. She was preceded by her husband of 53 years, Leonard Ray "Shep" Shepherd and her parents, Henry Clayton Johnson and Alice Ewell Johnson. In 1929 Peggy was born in Danville, VA, but she considered Norfolk,...
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Carolyn Harshbarger Gunter

February 18, 1934 - May 23, 2017

GUNTER, Carolyn Harshbarger, of Richmond and Harrisonburg, VA, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Jacob C. and Patience C. Harshbarger; husband Ben D. Gunter. She was born at the University of Virginia hospital and was raised in Harrisonburg, VA. She graduated from Bridgewater College, where she met her husband Benny. She received her graduate...
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Marie Mamroth Jorgensen

July 29, 1930 - May 23, 2017

JORGENSEN, Marie Mamroth 86, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Ejnar Jorgensen who died at the age of 2 from polio. She is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years, Ejnar O. Jorgensen, and her 2 loving daughters, Linda Jorgensen Thomas of Virginia Beach, Va. and Janet Jorgensen of Richmond, Va. Marie loved people and...
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Donald Joe Cobb

December 15, 1933 - May 22, 2017

COBB, Donald J., 83, passed away May 22, 2017, in Richmond, Va. Don was born in Blytheville, Ark., to parents, Charles Ellett and Stella Morgan Cobb who, along with his wife of 53 years, Nancy Swane Cobb, predeceased him. He is survived by two sons, Freddy (Amy) Cobb and Kevin (Kem) Cobb; grandchildren, Jordan (Luis) Mendez, Andrew Cobb, Grayson Cobb, Tyler (Kaylah) Cobb, Lindsey (Alan) Witt,...
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Harold Rudolph SABOL

February 7, 1919 - May 22, 2017

Harold R. Sabol, age 98, died on May 22, 2017, in Stuart, Florida. He was born on February 7, 1919, in Ivorea, Pa., and was the son of the late Andrew and Dorothy Rizner Sabol. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Irene Juber Sabol and brothers, Andrew, John, Paul, and Daniel. Blessed with an outgoing personality and great sense of humor, Harold was a natural...
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Joyce Deon Shafer Blake

August 14, 1951 - May 22, 2017

BLAKE, Joyce Deon Shafer, 65, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at Henrico Doctors' Hospital in Richmond. She was born in Charleston, W.Va, on August 14, 1951. She was the daughter of Pat and Mary Frances Shafer. She graduated from Herbert Hoover High School. She attended West Virginia Tech, where she studied Chemical Engineering. She married Arthur Blake and they settled in Richmond, Va.,...
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John P. Bassett

August 17, 1927 - May 21, 2017

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Virginia Fogarty Yancey

November 1, 1924 - May 21, 2017

Virginia Fogarty Yancey, 92, of Richmond, Va. passed away May 21, 2017. Virginia was born to Andrew Jackson and Maude McCannon Fogarty on November 1, 1924 in Georgia. She was the eighth child of ten children and the last surviving member of her family. In 1945, she married Robert Hampton Yancey, Sr., the love of her life for 58 years. She is survived by one son, Robert H. Yancey, Jr.(Denez); two...
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Nancy Ann Roadcap

February 15, 1924 - May 20, 2017

Nancy Ann Roadcap,93, passed away May 20, 2017. She is survived by her sister, Jean Carolyn Roadcap of Richmond, Va.; two nephews, Dr. Richard F. Roadcap, DDS (Norma) of Colonial Heights, Va. and Lt. Col. John R. Roadcap, Ret. AF of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one niece, Elizabeth R. Tracy (Jon) of Richmond, Va. and a great nephew, Robert Barton Tracy (Amanda) of Fayetteville, AR. Nancy is the...
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Ruth Shirley Lynch

February 14, 1929 - May 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Fleetwood Hall Scroggs

December 6, 1935 - May 19, 2017

Fleet H. Scroggs died on Friday, May 19, 2017, after years of declining health. He is survived by his wife, Elaine, and other extended family. Fleet's kind and gentle spirit will be deeply entwined into the memories of those who loved him and cared for him. He will be greatly missed. A worship service honoring Fleet's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at St. Andrew's...
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Grant Spangler

October 17, 1926 - May 18, 2017

On May 18th, 2017 Grant Edward Spangler passed away peacefully at home. "Bud" as he was called from an early age was almost 91 years old. He was born on October 17, 1926 in Lebanon Pennsylvania, the only son and child to Florence Agnes Paine and Edward Jones Spangler. A true member of the "Greatest Generation," Bud lived a life of the highest character, hard work, and family devotion. In 1944,...
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Sarah I. Hrubik

January 19, 1931 - May 17, 2017

HRUBIK, Sarah Illich, born January 19, 1931, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Absent from the body, present with her Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milan and Julia Illich of Royal Oak Township, Michigan and her husband of 12 years Dr. William Feldman, father of their children; six sisters, Pauline Banyai, Helen Wallo, Mildred Igic, Marie Tomek, Ruth...
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Robert Earl Tucker

July 10, 1941 - May 13, 2017

TUCKER, Robert Earl "Tucker", 75, passed away May 13, 2017, in Richmond, Va. He was born in Richmond, July 10, 1941 to parents, Claude and Dorothy Tucker who predecease him. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ann; daughter, Stephanie Tucker and her husband, John Scott; son, Stephen Tucker; grandson, Mason Bowman; step-granddaughter, Gina Culotta; step-grandson, Brandon Scott; and brothers,...
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Doris A. Thomas

November 4, 1940 - May 12, 2017

THOMAS, Doris A., 76, passed away May 12, 2017, in Richmond, Va. She was born November 4, 1940 in West Point, Va., to parents, William and Bessie Adams, who, along with her brother, Wayne Adams, and her husband, Bruce P. Thomas, predeceased her. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Thomas; son-in-law, Curtis Seay; sisters-in-law, Donna Adams and Libbie Thomas; her brother-in-law, Kenneth A. ...
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Elleen Bonner Kesby

January 19, 1927 - May 12, 2017

KESBY, Elleen B., 90, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord Friday, May 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 60 years, Arthur R. Kesby. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Susan; and loving son, Kevin. Special thanks to the staff at Comfort Keepers and Tajuana Simpson in particular. Funeral services will be private. Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home assisted...
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Akaki Gvakharia

August 9, 1962 - May 11, 2017

Akaki (Aka) Gvakharia passed away Thursday, May 11th, in Midlothian, VA at the age of 54. He is survived by his wife Ira, sons Sandro and Nick, daughter-in-law Lindsay, and dog Slinky. He was preceded in death by his parents Alexander (Shura) and Tsira and his sister Sopho. Aka was a brilliant doctor who loved technology, good food, wine, and his family and friends. He had a larger-than-life...
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Rosalene Marie Phifer

March 7, 1936 - May 10, 2017

PHIFER, Rosalene "Rose", 81, left us on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, to be in Heaven with the love of her life, Earl J. Phifer Jr., who passed away in 2005 after 66 years of marriage. She is survived by daughters, Joan (David Snead), Debbie (Steve Hall); and son, Bobby (B.J); and we can't forget our adopted family member and caregiver, Casey Flippen; also, six grandchildren, eleven great-...
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Paul Aubrey Terry

April 20, 1942 - May 9, 2017

TERRY, Paul A. "Pat," 75, of Glen Allen passed away Tuesday May 9, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Linda Terry, his daughter Paula Terry Royal (Juan), daughter Nicolle Terry Morgan (Andy), stepson Darrin Huggins (Stephanie), stepson Shawn Huggins (Jeneane), six grandchildren, and his sister Norma Lee Terry Thomas (Clark).Pat graduated from Douglas Freeman High School in Richmond in...
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Ayles Berry Shehee

March 2, 1926 - May 9, 2017

Ayles "Jack" Berry Shehee, Jr. 91, passed away May 9, 2017. He is survived by his wife Anne; daughter, Susan and son , Jack. He was born in Hurtsboro, AL to Alyes Berry and Laulie Hendrick Shehee. He attended McCallie and Duke University, where he was a member of Sigma Chi and ODK leadership fraternity and received a Masters in Business at Columbia. He served his country in the US Naval Reserves...
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Elaine Rolley Alley

March 6, 1924 - May 7, 2017

Elaine Rolley Alley, 93, of Henrico, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 7, 2017. She was born March 6, 1924 in Cheriton, Va. to the late William Francis Rolley and Edith Doane Cobb: and was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Walter "Pat" Alley. Mrs. Alley was an active member of Welborne United Methodist Church for over 60 years. She is survived by her daughter, Trish Minter (Allen); her son,...
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Paul M. Poff

January 19, 1929 - May 6, 2017

POFF, Paul M., 88, formerly of Richmond, Va., died May 6, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Mich.. Paul was born in Copper Hill, Va., the son of Guy M. Poff and Pearl King Poff. He was a graduate of Check High School in Check, Va. Paul was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Japan and Korea during the Korean War. He retired in 1993 from the State Corporation Commission, where he served as an insurance...
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Larry Linkous

April 25, 1947 - May 6, 2017

Linkous, Larry Randolph 70, departed this life on May 6, 2017, after a brief battle with IPF. He is survived by his brother, Brian (Judith) Weaver; his sister, Ann W. Flaim; four nieces, two nephews and 11 great-nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind some special friends, Connie and Bob Henderson, and Dr. John Harler and his wife, Jane. Randy was a former employee of Mulligans golf shop....
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Sydell Weinstein

May 25, 1925 - May 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Leonard Alton Paris,

January 24, 1932 - May 4, 2017

PARIS, Leonard A., Esquire, 85, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Richmond, Va. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; a son, Len "Bubba" Paris; and a granddaughter, Paris Bennett. He was born in Lynchburg, Va., January 24, 1932 to parents John and Isabelle Paris, who, along with his sister Anne Paris, and a daughter Laura Ann Paris Bennett, preceded him in death. After graduating from...
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Frances Childress Satterwhite

July 8, 1933 - May 4, 2017

SATTERWHITE Frances Childres, widow of Irvin Lee Satterwhite Jr. (Muff), was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Brannan. She is survived by her children, Wayne Taylor (Sandie), Cathi Totty (Wayne), Rusty Brannan (Linda) and Linda Purcell (Keith); grandchildren, Bobby Totty, Stephanie Creekmore, Jennifer Jennings, Cory Brannan, Matt Taylor, Tara Montgomery, Kevin Purcell and Katie Purcell;...
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Grace Hope Woodson Usher

October 6, 1921 - May 3, 2017

USHER, Grace Hope Woodson, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Born and raised in Richmond, Va., Grace was the youngest daughter of Wyth and Grace Woodson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Usher; sister, Glenice Gearheart; and grandson, Raymond Usher. Left to remember her warm kind spirit is her son and daughter in-law, Barry and Debbie Usher;...
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Julie Lynne Zimmerman

May 2, 1969 - May 1, 2017

Julie Zimmerman, 47, of Richmond, passed away May 1, 2017. She was born May 2, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida. She is survived by her father, Richard Zimmerman; two sons, Ian and Yates Zimmerman; and brother, Scott Zimmerman. She received an undergraduate degree from Mary Washington College and a degree from Georgetown University as a registered dietician. A private graveside service will be held at...
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Stephen Martin Gilman

November 14, 1946 - April 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Gerald Woodfin Webb

December 23, 1939 - April 29, 2017

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Thomas Parker Winborne

June 6, 1964 - April 28, 2017

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel, 1771 N. Parham Rd Richmond, Va. 23229
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Elana Lee Gelletly Howell

August 7, 1941 - April 27, 2017

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David Barclay Nichols

July 3, 1944 - April 27, 2017

David Barclay Nichols, 72, of Manakin-Sabot, Va., passed away April 27, 2017 in Baltimore, Md. Dave's wife, sons and their families were with him for the final weeks of his life. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, George and Cludia; and brother, Pete. He is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Matt (Natalie) and Andrew (Laura Shackelford); grandchildren, Jake and Abby; sister-in-law,...
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Hengqi Wang

December 27, 1936 - April 27, 2017

Wang, Mr. Hengqi, a teacher and a writer. Born on December 27, 1936 of Fanchang, Anhui Province of China, he went with our Lord on April 27, 2017. After graduated from the Hefei normal university Chinese department in August, 1959, Mr. Wang taught the theory of Literature in college for 4 years. In July 1963, he married Yanqiu Pan. In October 1963, in order to reunite with his wife, Mr. Wang gave...
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Claude Alfred Schunemann

October 3, 1921 - April 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Virginia Virginia Baldwin Newton

January 1, 1924 - April 23, 2017

NEWTON, Virginia, "don't call me Elva," passed away peacefully during the early morning hours of April 23, 2017, at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Nelson Newton; her brothers, Dave Baldwin and Bill Baldwin; her sister, Myrtle Carelock; her son, Leslie Earl Newton; and her granddaughter, Anne Newton Whisnant. She is survived by her sons, Nelson Newton and Craig...
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Margaret Rebecca Wolffe Edwards

September 11, 1918 - April 20, 2017

EDWARDS, Margaret Rebecca Wolffe "Becky," 98, of Richmond, Va., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Becky was a true southern lady who loved God and her family. She had a kind and gentle spirit and touched many lives during her long life. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Bernard Wolffe and Margaret Clements Wolffe of Gloucester, Va. She was predeceased by her husband,...
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Floyd Calvin Dixon

June 26, 1921 - April 17, 2017

DIXON, Floyd C. Jr, 95, passed away on April 17, 2017. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Margaret H. Dixon. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara L. Dixon, and son-in-law, Michael R. Danis, of Alexandria, VA. Born in Lexington, VA, Floyd graduated from Fairfield High School and briefly attended Washington & Lee University before beginning what would be a 43-year career with...
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Constance Martin Barney

December 15, 1948 - April 16, 2017

Virginia Beach---Connie Martin Barney, 68, passed away after a long struggle with breathing issues on Easter morning, April 16, 2017, in VA Beach. She was the daughter of the late Pauline & Cliff Martin. Connie is survived by her husband Henry (Hank) Barney, sons Jason and Adam Barney and stepson Todd Barney, her brother Cliff Martin, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews. The family wants...
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Robert Burch Younger,

March 30, 1925 - April 15, 2017

YOUNGER, Robert Burch, Jr., "Bob," died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Burch Younger Sr. and Eunice Phelps Younger; and by his sister, Joyce Younger Cordon. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Martha Logan Younger; his daughter, Robin L. Younger; his daughter, Renee S. Younger and her husband, David H. Smith, of San Diego; and his...
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Myrta Hafner Berger

February 16, 1927 - April 14, 2017

BERGER, Myrta Hafner, age 90, departed this life for a new one on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. She was born February 16, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Harry and Myrta Hafner. She graduated from Philadelphia Girl's High and Temple University. She taught math in Pennsylvania and New Jersey until starting a family. She was fortunate to marry George Berger in 1950 and to have three wonderful...
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Edward Scott Brown

July 27, 1931 - April 14, 2017

BROWN, Edward Scott Sr., 85, of Henrico, went to be with the Lord on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Brown; and two sons and one daughter, two grandchildren and six granddaughters. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 19, from 10 to 11 a.m., with a service to follow at 11 a.m. at the Woody Funeral Home, Parham. Interment will be in...
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Joseph Walker Hubbard

September 24, 1926 - March 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Hazel Mae Leber Murray

June 17, 1926 - March 28, 2017

Hazel L. Murray, 90, passed away March 28, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years James "Red" Murray; her daughter, Catherine "Tutti" Freeman; parents, Benjamin and Catherine Leber; her sisters, Phyllis Williams and Frances "Moe" Dillard. She leaves behind her daughter, Donna and son-in-law Ike Royster; son-in-law Richard Freeman; granddaughters, Nicole Manno, Amy Schiefer,...
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Edgar G. Paulson

September 12, 1925 - March 16, 2017

PAULSON, Edgar G., 91, of Richmond, Va. passed away peacefully on March 16, 2017 and is now with the Lord. Mr Paulson was born September 12, 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pa. and was raised there and also lived for many years in Weston, Conn. prior to settling in Richmond, VA. Edgar was married to Marie Paulson for 63 years until her death in 2012. Mr. Paulson was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh...
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Fred T. Beale

January 31, 1940 - March 8, 2017

Fred T. Beale, 77, of Richmond died March 2017. He was the son of the late Maggie and John Beale. A visitation will be conducted 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 20th, at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville. A graveside service will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 21st, in Washington Memorial Park.
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Corey Evan Velazquez

August 10, 1977 - March 3, 2017

VELAZQUEZ, Corey Evan, 39, of Richmond, Virginia, formerly of Harmon, Illinois, died March 3, 2017 at his home, after a brief illness. Corey was born August 10, 1977 at KSB Hospital in Dixon, Illinois. Corey was the son of Joseph L. and Teresa J. (Miller) Velazquez. Corey was a 1996 graduate of Bureau Valley High School. Corey enjoyed farming with his grandfather and dad all through grade school...
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Gordon Edward Granger

October 3, 1924 - March 2, 2017

GRANGER, Gordon Edward "Gus" Jr. passed away peacefully on March 2, 2017, a loving father, grandfather, and friend - to most who knew him, a role model, mentor, and hero. He was born on October 3, 1924, in Nazareth, Pennsylvania to Gordon E. Granger Sr. and Martha Credella Koch. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Lucille Marie Derbyshire, whom he married on December 21, 1946, and...
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Annette G. Ahern

November 28, 1928 - February 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Judith Helen Robertson Lane

July 2, 1942 - February 8, 2017

LANE, Judith Robertson, 74, of Richmond, Va., passed away February 8, 2017. She was born in Bay City, Mich. Judee was preceded in death by her husband, Richard "Rick" Lane. She is survived by her son, David Wilkerson; and daughter, Sara (Michael) Zimmerman; brother, Mike Robertson; and her five grandchildren, Megan, Katie and Brad Wilkerson, Taylor and Zachary Zimmerman. She had a long career in...
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Irma Partman

October 15, 1929 - December 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Donna Lynn Wigginton Reese

July 27, 1942 - December 10, 2016

Donna Lynn Wigginton Reese, 74, of Charles City, VA, passed away on December 10, 2016 after a brief illness. Born July 27, 1942 to the late Mosby L. Wigginton and Ruth Jones Wigginton in Roanoke, VA, where she met and married her first husband and raised four children.She is survived by her devoted and loving husband and caregiver, Dawson Reese; brothers, Mosby L. "Chip" Wigginton Jr. (Julia)...
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Barbara Allen Garrett

February 22, 1933 - December 8, 2016

GARRETT, Barbara "Bobbie" Allen, daughter of the late Wendell Lotts Allen and George Harvey Allen, died December 8, 2016, in Henrico, Va. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, H. Lewis "Buddy" Garrett; sister, Ray Allen Duckhardt of Tampa, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and a good friend whom she thought of as a son, Tony Dalton and his wife, Maurcine. Tony and Maurcine gave her two...
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Paula Ollie Neigh

September 15, 1953 - December 5, 2016

Neigh, Paula Ollie, 63, of Chesterfield, Virginia, passed away December 5, 2016. She is survived by her son, Edward Petrone. A Celebration of her life will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 9 at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Road, Richmond, Va. 23229. Interment will be at Westhampton Memorial & Cremation Park. A reception for friends and extended family will follow in The Woody Funeral...
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Virginia Grasty Tucker

July 22, 1928 - November 28, 2016

TUCKER, Virginia Grasty, 88, of Richmond, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016. She is survived by her daughters, Paula Dutton (Jerry) and Paige Tucker (Doug Morgan); three grandchildren, Jill Goodman, Jessica Smith (Bobby) and Emily Grady (Josh); and five great-grandchildren, Lucas, Madelyn, Sydney, Bronson and Lily. A native of Orange County, she was the devoted wife of the late William Paul...
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Norman Lynwood Hilliard

May 23, 1928 - November 19, 2016

HILLIARD, Norman Lynwood, born May 23, 1928, died November 19, 2016. A professor emeritus of The School of Pharmacy of Medical College of Virginia and a lifelong resident of Richmond, he is survived by his daughters Catherine Miles (Caleb), Norma Anderson and grandsons, Caleb H. Miles, Taylor Miles, and Andy Anderson. He is also survived by his sister, Frances Hilliard Pritchard and many dear...
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Jean Juanita Tinsley

May 17, 1938 - November 15, 2016

TINSLEY, Juanita S., "Nanny" to hundreds of children she nurtured, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Bernard "Bernie"; son, Rick (Carolyn); daughter, Anne Roberts (Mickey); granddaughter, Maggie; grandsons, Sam and Michael (Kate); and great-granddaughter, Kara Beth Roberts; sister, Margaret Anne Lambe; nephew, Gray (Tracy); great-niece,...
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Linda Carmella Zanzola

July 2, 1923 - November 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Carolyn Hek Llewellyn

July 28, 1922 - October 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Marie Rose H. Rouleau

September 12, 1930 - September 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Gladys Swink Firebaugh

April 17, 1924 - August 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Richard Burnley West

July 9, 1950 - August 24, 2016

WEST, Richard "Ric" Burnley III, departed this life on August 24, 2016, after 66 years. He was a lifelong resident of Henrico County and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Among the many things his family and friends loved about him, his memorable quips such as "it's like dj. vu all over again," always brought a smile to their faces. Ric was preceded in passing...
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Ruby Merriman Walters

December 11, 1927 - August 22, 2016

WALTERS, Ruby Merriman, died on Monday, August 22, 2016. Ruby was born and raised in South Hill, Va. and moved to Richmond to attend Smithdeal Massey Business College. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Hoyle S. "Chick" Walters of The Hermitage at Cedarfield, Richmond, Va.; her daughters, Wendra Leigh Mihaly (Ed) of Dorothy, N.J., and Joanne Whitney Walters (Ed) of Wicomico Church, Va.;...
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Shirley Stopes O'Donovan

June 28, 1934 - August 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Fred Buncher

September 8, 1920 - August 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Nancy Belle Painter McCray

February 5, 1932 - August 15, 2016

McCRAY, Nancy Belle Painter, 84, known to all who loved her as Nanny, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Monday, August 15, 2016. She was born February 5, 1932, in Washington, DC, and raised in Staunton, Va. since early childhood, where lifelong relationships with family and friends were formed. While she considered Staunton her home town, she and her husband Hank moved to Richmond,...
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James Alex Bowker

May 15, 1925 - August 3, 2016

BOWKER, James "Alex", 91, of Glen Allen, passed away peacefully at his home August 3, 2016. He was preceded in death by Christine, his loving wife of 65 years. He is survived by his 10 children and their families: Jimmy Bowker (predeceased Marsha), Debbie Privett (Danny), Stephanie Barr (Glenn), Cindy Bowker, Anita Miller (Walt), Steve Bowker (Ann), Mark Bowker, Father Jeffrey Bowker, Celeste...
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Lucy Belle Hazelwood Cooke

November 27, 1912 - July 13, 2016

COOKE, Belle H.,103, of South Boston, Va., went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Widow of Garrett H. Cooke, she is survived by one stepdaughter, Lynn Felton; three nieces, two nephews, numerous great-nieces and nephews. Belle was a member of First Baptist Church, Richmond and a retired employee of NAPA. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016, in the Mausoleum...
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Joe Kennison Thornburg

October 27, 1936 - July 12, 2016

THORNBURG, Joe K.,79, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 12, 2016. He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca T. Davis; son, Eric K. Thornburg; and their families. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, 4301 Patterson Ave., where his funeral service will be begin at 11 a.m. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of...
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Lillian Thomas Ashworth

February 27, 1915 - June 30, 2016

Ashworth, Lillian Thomas, 101, of Henrico, passed away peacefully June 30, 2016. Retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield, she loved her family, Bridge, Bingo, hospital volunteering, socializing and most lovingly, her church, Pine Street Baptist, where she was the longest and oldest active member. Born in Richmond, VA, February 27, 1915, she was predeceased in death by her husband, Durwood Ormond...
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Sarah Elizabeth Parrett

January 3, 1943 - June 28, 2016

PARRETT, Sarah "Sissy" Elizabeth, 73, of Henrico, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Sarah was the daughter of the late Carroll and Barbara Barnes. She was born on January 3, 1943 in Gastonia, North Carolina. She graduated fron Elon College High School in 1961 and served eight years in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1971, where she taught in the accounting and finance school....
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Marvin E. Hilliard

December 9, 1937 - June 24, 2016

HILLIARD, Marvin E., 78, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, in Hudgins, Va., with his wife, Joanne, at his side. Marvin was predeceased by his mother and father, Gladys Bailey and Lynwood Hilliard; his son, Curtis; and his first wife, Audrey I. Hilliard. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; two daughters, Cynthia D. Courtney and Pamela J. Dunn; three grandchildren, Heather C. Lennon, Angel C....
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