Our Obituaries

Richard Morris Barber

April 6, 1949 - June 27, 2015


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Lionel Wesley Viar

February 23, 1960 - June 24, 2015

Lionel Wesley Viar, 55, died Tuesday, June 24, 2015 in his home in Richmond, VA. Born and raised in Richmond, he was the son of Anelle Viar. Lionel was a devoted father, loving son and brother and a friend to all. He loved helping others especially the elderly. He was a 25 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. In his free time he was a passionate deep sea fisherman....
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Doris Spencer Pope

April 7, 1932 - June 23, 2015

POPE, Doris Spencer, 83, of Henrico, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at home. She is preceded in death by her parents, Felix Gamewell Spencer, Sr. and Janie Barnhill Spencer; brother, Felix Gamewell Spencer, Jr.; husband, Charles Luther Powers; and son, Charles Raymond Powers. Doris is survived by her husband of 37 years, Donald Ryan Pope; son, Michael (Pam) Gregory Powers; step daughters,...
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Nancy Phaup

February 9, 1933 - June 22, 2015

Nancy B. Phaup, 82, of Henrico, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents Roy and Pearl Bryant; brother, Roy Bryant; and son Brian Waldron. For many years Nancy enjoyed spending time with her friends at her home by the Piankatank River, especially her friend Maureen. Nancy is survived by her husband Edward W. Phaup Sr.; daughter, Deborah Hudgins (Barry);...
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Louise Tate Baldridge

August 13, 1933 - June 21, 2015

Louise T. Baldridge, 81, departed this life on Sunday, June 21, 2015 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Baldridge graduated from The Sheltering Arms School of Nursing and spent many years taking care of others.She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Charles E. Baldridge. Louise is survived by her son Michael W. Baldridge, daughters Pamela B. Frazier (Alan)...
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Daniel Brian Leleux

March 10, 1949 - June 20, 2015


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Carroll Meredith Boyd

September 4, 1946 - June 20, 2015

BOYD, Carroll Meredith, 68, of Richmond, passed away on June 20, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Marie Meredith. Carroll is survived by her loving husband, Benjamin Boyd; sister, Cecelia (Thomas) Asbury; sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Gilmer) Geer; niece, Tracey (Chris) Robinson; devoted nephew, Chris (Pam) Wilcox; great nephew and niece, Brayden and Krista Robinson; and a...
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Dudley Lee Burnett

April 18, 1947 - June 20, 2015

BURNETT, Dudley Lee, 68, of Quinton, Va., passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ruth Burnett; and stepson, Michael Lee Taylor Jr. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired carpenter for Hanover County Public Schools after 38 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Burnett; stepdaughter, Teresa Taylor (Lamont Jenkins); and...
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Jamie Nicole Allanson

April 28, 1988 - June 16, 2015

Jamie Nicole Allanson, 27, of Varina passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. She loved spending time with her family and friends and fishing with her dad. She enjoyed showing horses and going to Kingsland Landing and watching the boats from the pier. She is survived by her parents, Barry and Tina Foreman; daughter, Emma Mae; sister, Melanie Allanson (Niall); brother, Bryan...
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Bernard Carlisle Hicks

January 6, 1927 - June 14, 2015

Bernard C. (aka Bernie or Bit) Hicks of Chesapeake, VA born January 6, 1927 went to his eternal golf course on June 14, 2015 at the age of 88. He was predeceased by his mother, Arlie Gill Hicks Buchanan and father, William I. Hicks Sr., a brother Lee Hicks and the aunt and uncle who raised him from a very early age, Evelyn and Herbert Woods. He is survived by his brother, William I. Hicks Jr. ...
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Betty Pemberton Epps

December 20, 1934 - June 14, 2015

Betty Pemberton Epps, 80, of Sandston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 14, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester C. Epps, Sr.; parents, Maury and Grace Pemberton; brothers, Otis and Charles Pemberton; and sister, Lessie Ann Pemberton Ramsdell. Mrs. Epps was a retired employee of Nabisco and was a member of Fort Lee Baptist Church. She was a good wife and mother and...
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Thomas Alvin Young

November 25, 1938 - June 14, 2015

Thomas Alvin Young, 76, of Quinton Virginia, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Mae Young; daughter, Terri Leigh; brother, Harold Young and sister, Velma Ragland. Serving in both the Korean and Vietnam wars, Tom retired from the Army after 21 years, achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2; he spent the next 15 years as director of...
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Esther Duling Wood

May 10, 1923 - June 13, 2015

WOOD, Esther Drucilla Duling "Dada", 92 of Richmond, departed her earthly life on June 13, 2015 and joined her husband, Woodrow Wood; her parents, Annie and Clarence Duling; sister, Mildred Pendergraph; and brother, Clarence Duling, Jr. She is survived by two daughters, Danis (Laurence) Boyce and Judie (John) Armstrong; three sisters, LaVerne Leake, Charlotte Fleet, and Orebelle Philyaw. She was...
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Ernest Gilbert Mitchell

June 16, 1932 - June 13, 2015

MITCHELL, Ernest Gilbert Sr., 82, of Sandston, made his final trip home to be with our Heavenly Father on June 13, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Lucy Adkins Mitchell; brothers, Robert, John Lee, Mason Mitchell; and son, Clyde Mitchell. Ernest is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Ruby Edwards Mitchell; children, Ernie (Gail) Mitchell Jr. of Lynchburg, Va., Pat ...
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Evan Roy Sluder

June 18, 1982 - June 11, 2015

Evan Roy Sluder was called home by our Lord and Savior on June 11, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife, Heather Hallmark-Sluder; daughters, Mckenzie and Abby Sluder; step-daughters, Keara and Lilly Brown; Parents, Roy and Kay Sluder; siblings, Kurtis, Kara and Eric (Amanda) and favorite nephew, Nathaniel. He is also survived by Aunts and Uncles, Carolyn Leftwich, Bill (Eva) Leftwich, Chris ...
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Wister James Ambrose

June 4, 1928 - June 11, 2015

AMBROSE, W. James "Jimmy", 87, of Richmond went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2015. Jimmy is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret W. Ambrose; and sister, Jean Fulgham. He retired after 46 years from Charles E. Brauer. He was a member of TPA Post A; Sandston Moose Lodge #1937; Wakefield Community Hunt Club; and past President of Richmond Venders Association. He enjoyed Nascar and Kart...
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Mona Ellen Kuester

March 1, 1923 - June 11, 2015

Mona Ellen Kuester, 92, of Henrico County VA., passed on June 11th, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick C. Kuester Sr., and daughter, Ethel Marie Collins. She was dedicated wife, mom, grandma and great grandma. She was a substitute teacher for Henrico County schools and was born and raised on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. She is survived by her two sons,...
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Nita Beatrice Simcox

March 3, 1934 - June 10, 2015

SIMCOX, Nita (Bea), 81, passed away on June 10, 2015. She was preceded in death by Marvin, Michelle and Tina. Survivors include her children, Brenda, Sheila, Vickie, Lewis and Becky. She is also survived by her sister Wilma and brother Phil, as well as 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Three Chopt Church of Christ at 2:00pm....
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Mary Louise Laird

January 7, 1942 - June 9, 2015


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Murray Auguste LeCoq

December 6, 1942 - June 7, 2015

Murray "Ace" Auguste Le Coq, age 72, of Morganza, Louisiana, who resided in Henrico, Va., departed this life Sunday, June 7, 2015 to be with his loving wife and Heavenly Father. He is predeceased by his wife, Audrey George Le Coq; parents, Morris and Eunice Le Coq; and brothers, Ralph, Nolan, Phillip, and baby Walter. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Le Coq, her fiancé Andre Hoskey...
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James Anthony Pigninelli

August 20, 1948 - June 7, 2015

PIGNINELLI, James, 66 of Sandston, VA passed away on June 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Philip Pigninelli. Jimmy was a retired business owner and attended Carlisle Ave. Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Sheila O. Pigninelli; mother, Catherine Pigninelli; mother-in-law, Lindy Oakley; daughter, Suzanne (Jim) O'Shea, son, James J (Kimberly), step-son, James G...
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Lucille Wright Timberlake

October 8, 1921 - June 5, 2015

The angels took our mother Lucille W. Timberlake to be with our Lord on Friday, June 5, 2015. It was a peaceful departure from this life. Lucille was born to Charles and Etta Wright on October 8, 1921, in Highland Springs, where she lived until moving to Sanders Assisted Living in Gloucester, VA. She was the wife of the late L. Earl Timberlake Sr., and mother of the late Louis E. "Bubba"...
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William Nelson Wright

March 26, 1920 - June 3, 2015

William Nelson Wright, 95, of Mechanicsville, formally of Littleton, North Carolina died Wednesday, June 3, 2015. William was employed at The Federal Reserve Bank for 36 years and was a 59 year member of Fairmount Memorial Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, John G. Wright, Sr. and Meta Sadler Wright and three brothers, John G. Wright Jr., Marvin H. Wright, and Leon C. Wright....
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Donna M. Broyles Holmes

June 20, 1940 - May 30, 2015

Donna Holmes, 74, of Highland Springs, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Aleatha Broyles; and 3 brothers. Donna was a member of Fairmount Christian Church and CMA. Donna was also a very gifted seamstress and a giving woman, making quilts for those in need. She is survived by her husband Carl Holmes, of 55 years; two daughters, Janet O'Berry,...
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Mary Ann Hager

November 9, 1928 - May 30, 2015

Hager, Mary, 86, of Henrico Virginia, passed away on May 30, 2015. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Thelma and Pete C. Wright, and her son David Hager. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, William O. Hager; children, Cindy (Chuck) Weymouth, Connie (Randell) Murphy and Gregory (Tammy) Hager; grandchildren, Sarah, Michelle, Mary, Christina, Patty, Lucy, Shay, Tabitha,...
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Thomas Robert Brandon

August 11, 1946 - May 29, 2015

BRANDON, Thomas R. Jr. 68, of Dinwiddie, VA passed away on May 29, 2015. Thomas is preceded in death by his father, Thomas R. Brandon Sr. He was a firefighter for the City of Richmond for over 35 years, a member and treasurer of Dewitt-Rocky Run Ruitan Club, secretary and treasurer for Richmond Fire Fighters Association - Local 995, member of the International Assn. of Fire Fighters, and also a...
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Jean Nelson Gibbons

October 12, 1931 - May 27, 2015

Jean Gray Nelson Gibbons, of Varina, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2015. She was born on October 12, 1931, and is survived by her husband, Richard G. Gibbons with whom she was blessed with more than fifty years of marriage. She has two daughters, Amy C. Humphreys and her husband Benjamin R. Humphreys, Jr., and Julie G. Summs and her husband William J. Summs. She is also survived by two...
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Marjorie Peay Roberts

August 10, 1924 - May 26, 2015

ROBERTS, Margie Peay, 90, a long-time resident of Richmond, Va., died May 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy; and 12 siblings. Margie retired after 30 years of service with the American Tobacco Company. Margie loved her family and devoted her life to them. She is survived by her children, Pam Smith and her husband, Rhett, Patricia Foreman and Gary Wayne Roberts. Also...
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Nora Lee Chamberlain

May 30, 1945 - May 25, 2015

Chamberlain, Nora Lee, 69, of Highland Springs, passed away on May 25, 2015. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Purcell and second husband, Robert Chamberlain; sisters, Shirley Purcell, Ruthanne Fox and Kay DeCheubel. She is survived by her children, Mary (Wayne) Milby, Raymond Purcell, Kimberly Purcell, Tammy (Michael) Nye, Joseph Purcell, Tracy Purcell, Brian (Stephanie)...
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Margaret York Hall

August 4, 1926 - May 25, 2015

Margaret York Hall, 88, of Varina passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2015. She was a long time member of Four Mile Creek Baptist Church and was employed with American Tobacco Co. for 33 years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, S. Bryan York, Sr. and a grandchild, Buck York, and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Donald C. Hall; son, Bryan York (Chris);...
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Ella Jenkins Clements

July 20, 1935 - May 25, 2015

Ella Jenkins Clements has gone to live with her Father in Heaven on Monday, May 25, 2015. Ella was born in Richmond, Virginia to Fred and Vernie Jenkins on July 20, 1935. Ella was the widow of Harold Lewis Clements Sr. and is predeceased by her parents and a sister, Lori. She is survived by five children, Theresa Dew (Tom), Patricia Adkins (Ryland), Julie Clements (Wayne Salmon), Melanie Garnett...
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Stephen Clay Chapman

July 22, 1949 - May 24, 2015

Stephen Clay (Steve) Chapman, PhD, P.E., died May 24th, 2015 in Spring Lake, NC with family close by. In spite of dealing with illness in his last few years, Steve lived a very full life primarily because of the loving support of family in North Carolina and Virginia, and those who became his extended family in Florida.Steve was a proud graduate and staff member of Virginia Tech. in Blacksburg,...
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William Francis Sweet

September 11, 1946 - May 23, 2015

William Francis Sweet, 68, of Goochland, passed away May 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Janette and Charles Sweet. Mr. Sweet is survived by his wife, Paula Sweet; children, Timothy (Dana), Darlene (David), William, Crystal (Paul), Chelsea (Mike) and Charles; 11 grandchildren; and brothers, Charles (Katie) and Roy (Kuntree). There will be a gathering of family and friends on...
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Alpha Stanley Holloway

October 26, 1923 - May 23, 2015

Holloway, Alpha Stanley, 91, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, John "Happy" Holloway; parents, Elizabeth and George Stanley; sisters, Margie Lyne, Jean Wilhelm, Helen Ferrel and Brother, Kenneth Stanley. She is survived by her son, Allen Wayne "Pete" Holloway (Melinda); daughters, Jean O'Berry ("Skip") and Sheri Blake (Gary);...
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Jo Ann Fowler

December 30, 1946 - May 22, 2015

FOWLER, Jo Ann, 68, of New Kent County, passed away on May 22, 2015. Jo Ann was a CNA of Companion Extraordinaire, member of West Point Church of God, Sunday school teacher, participated in nursing home and prison ministry through Southern Gospel Singers. She is preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Jo Ann is survived by her husband, George R. Fowler; son, Rodney Woodard; daughter,...
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Stuart Anthony Shipley

February 6, 1923 - May 21, 2015

Stuart Anthony Shipley was born in Richmond, VA on February 6, 1923 and died May 21, 2015. He was a longtime resident of the Masonic Home of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Sarah Ellen Shipley, and a son, Stuart Gregory Shipley. He is survived by his son, John Wayne Shipley and his wife Eleanor, a grandson, Stuart Patrick Shipley and his wife, Patricia, and his...
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Allen Elias Blackburn

November 3, 1935 - May 19, 2015

BLACKBURN, Mr. Allen Elias, 79, of Bradenton, Florida passed away on May 19, 2015. He was co-founder of Acme-Fab, Inc. in Ironton, Ohio and retired after 20 years from Philip Morris, USA in 1992 as an electronics systems supervisor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Edith Blackburn, one brother, Claude Blackburn, and one sister, Edith "Boots" Salyer. He is survived by his...
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Deborah Bibbs

December 14, 1952 - May 18, 2015

BIBBS, Deborah Ann Britton, 62, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2015. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Shirley and Eddie Britton; brother-in-law, Bodie Bibbs and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Bibbs. A retired nurse, Debbie spent a majority of her life making a loving home for her family. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Bibbs; children; Robert Bibbs and Kellii...
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Charlene Blackwell Shaver

October 27, 1955 - May 12, 2015

Charlene Blackwell Shaver, 59, of Highland Springs, passed away on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband Arthur (Bill). Charlene is survived by her brother, Doug Whitlow; sister-in-law, Karen; and nephews. The family will receive friends Monday, May 18th from 5-6 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23231, where a service will follow at 6 PM....
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Dawn Phillips Mihalcoe

July 16, 1964 - May 11, 2015

MIHALCOE, Dawn Phillips, 50, of Hanover, went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 11, 2015. She leaves behind her daughter, Logan Brooke Mihalcoe; two stepchildren, Kyle Mihalcoe and Taylor Fisher; parents, Richard and Phyllis Phillips; several uncles, aunts and cousins. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015, at New Bridge Baptist Church. Graveside services will be private....
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June Bowles Prillaman

February 14, 1930 - May 11, 2015

On May 11, 2015, we recognize the passing of June Juanita Bowles Prillaman. Having lived for 85 years, she is survived by her three daughters, Sharon, Connie and Bonnie and their respective husbands. June was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Joseph Prillaman. She is also celebrated and survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One grandson preceded June's passing. The...
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Ruth May Haynes

June 30, 1928 - May 11, 2015

HAYNES, Ruth May, of Charles City, Va., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 11th, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Leonard Haynes. Ruth worked for Standard Paper for many years and later in life went back to school and obtained her certification as a nurse's assistant, which she did for 10 years and loved. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She cherished...
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Edith Inez Chinn

July 31, 1927 - May 9, 2015

CHINN, Inez, 87, of Richmond, Va., passed away on May 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Chinn. Inez is survived by her daughter, Catherine Miller and husband, Ronnie; grandsons, Travis Melton and wife, Brett and Chad Miller. Inez worked in communications for AT&T for 41 years, and was a member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church. Visitation will be held on Monday, May...
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Hynson Howell Marvel

March 13, 1944 - May 8, 2015


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Ruth Ann Beck

January 31, 1943 - May 7, 2015

BECK. It is with profound grief that we announce the gentle passing of Ruth Ann Beck just before dawn on the morning of Thursday, May 7, 2015. Ruth was a longtime educator in the state of Virginia. She began her teaching career at Longwood College and then joined the faculty of the Biology Department at the College of William & Mary in 1969. She was a graduate of Radford College and obtained...
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Glenn Harold Stamey

June 25, 1948 - May 6, 2015

STAMEY, Glenn Harold (also known as Mr. Williford because he owned and operated Williford's Servicenter for 22 years), 66, of Rockville, Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Mr. Stamey attended the Meadowood Church of God. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ronnie, David and Charles Stamey. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Nyhammer Stamey; son, Christopher H....
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John Jordan Spivey,

October 12, 1929 - May 6, 2015

Spivey, John Jordan, Jr., 85, of Varina, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Jordan Sr. and Ruby; brother, Marvin; and daughter, Virginia "Ginger" Clarke. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Aigner Spivey; son, John Mark Spivey (Melody); grandchildren, Dalton Clarke, Maisie, John Mark and Emmie Spivey; sister, Ella Mae Marlowe (Lowell);...
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David Lee Cheatham,

July 1, 1956 - May 6, 2015

Cheatham, David Lee Jr., 58, of Charles City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. He is preceded in death by his mother, Georgie Cheatham; brother, Ronnie Cheatham; and nephew, Ryan Vaughan. He is survived by his fiancé, Cyndi Wyatt Blake and her children Brandon, Blake, Clay and Grayson; his father, David Lee Cheatham, Sr. (Sandra); sisters, Judy (Andy) Vaughan and Sherry...
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Faye Louise Cairns

May 13, 1937 - May 2, 2015

Faye Cairns, 77, died peacefully at home on Saturday, May 2, 2015. She is survived by her son, Wayne Cairns; brother, Buck Moon; and niece, Rhonda Hutsell. A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 7th at 11 AM at Greenwood Memorial.
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Maxine Belcher Redford

August 20, 1922 - May 1, 2015

Maxine Belcher Redford, 92, of Henrico, died peacefully on Friday, May 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest B. Redford, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Susan R. Ferguson (Bill); two grandchildren, Courtney G. Fields (Danny) and Ryan A. Ferguson (girlfriend Megan); two step great-granddaughters, Savannah and Katlyn; and one almost step great-granddaughter, Sophie. Maxine...
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Charles Roy Fields,

August 23, 1918 - April 30, 2015

Fields, Charles Roy, Jr., born August 23, 1918 in Osceola, Missouri, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at his home in Highland Springs, VA. He is survived by his daughter, Jean Fields Thomas (Jim); grandchildren, Meagan Thomas, Nick Thomas; and a niece, Nancy Skidmore of Kansas. Charlie was an air traffic controller for 34 years, living in Maine, Rhode Island, and finally settling in Virginia where...
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Joseph Stephen Minson

July 14, 1931 - April 29, 2015

MINSON, Joseph S., 83 of Richmond, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He is survived by his faithful and loving companion of nearly 20 years, Margaret White; his son, Steve (Nancy); and grandson, Stevie. Joe was a lifetime member of Quarles as he loved to dance, especially with "his girls". Visitation will be held on Monday, May 4, from 2:00 - 6:00pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S...
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Marcella Lovell Wingfield

August 15, 1977 - April 28, 2015

Wingfield, Marcella Lovell, 37, of Sandston, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015. Marcy is survived by her father, Ray Lovell (Sandra) and her mother, Judy Lovell; her husband and best friend, R.C. Wingfield, Jr.; a loving mother to her children, Cole Micheal Hall, Jillian Marie Wingfield, and two step-daughters, McKayla and Miranda Wingfield; sister, Jennifer Diebel and brother...
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Allen Ray Terry

October 30, 1948 - April 28, 2015

Terry, Allen Ray, 66, of Sandston, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Louie H. Terry; and his sister, Virginia Faye Waltrip. Allen enjoyed fishing and gardening. He is survived by his mother, Bonnie Terry; brothers, Frank Terry and Harvey Terry (Cathy); sister, Randa Leavell (Ricky); and sister-in-law, Carol Terry. Allen is gone but not forgotten. The...
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Betty Ann Hamilton

February 1, 1934 - April 26, 2015

HAMILTON, Betty, 81, departed this life on Sunday, April 26, 2015. She was born in Glen Allen, Virginia but her thirst for adventure led her to the Texas coast where she lived for the past fifty years. She worked for the railroad in Houston for many years, which afforded her the ability to make a home on the beach in Galveston, Texas, where she spent several years enjoying the sunshine, the surf,...
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Jerry Wayne Crews

July 2, 1949 - April 25, 2015

CREWS, Jerry Wayne, 65, of Sandston, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rhonda Crews; and his parents, Cotton and Mae Crews. He was a member of the pipefitters union, local 10 and served honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. He is survived by his daughter, Danielle Mae Crews; and sister, Carolyn C. Roark (Charlie). The family will...
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Lula Lassiter Sayles

February 4, 1946 - April 24, 2015

Lula Lassiter Sayles, 69, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, April 24th, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie Ray Lassiter and Beatrice Joyner Lassiter; her brothers, Lonnie Ray Lassiter, Jr. and Randolph Lassiter; and her sisters, Virginia Lassiter and Judy Lassiter. She is survived by her spouse, Charles Sayles; daughters, Sandra Swain, Demetrice Lassiter, and Sophia Lassiter...
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Joan T. Young

August 29, 1958 - April 23, 2015

Joan T. Young "Joni", of Henrico, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Annie Thomas. She was a legal assistant for over 15 years and was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by her son, Sterling Young; granddaughter, Jaylah Young; siblings, Katherine, Shirley, Theresa, Phyllis, Theodore and Phillip; and a host of...
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Lois St. Clair Hamlett

April 20, 1935 - April 23, 2015

Hamlett, Lois St. Clair, 80, of Henrico, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. She is survived by her mother, Hallie Chenault; son, Emmett St. Clair (Kathy); daughters, Brenda St. Clair and Linda Cibula (David); grandson, David Cibula, Jr.; brothers, Alvin Chenault (Marylee) and Wayne Chenault (Sue); and sister, Ethel Gibson (Tom). The family will receive friends on Monday, April 27 from 5-8 p...
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Lilly Cure Olgers

May 26, 1930 - April 22, 2015

Lilly "Babe" Cure Olgers, 84, of Providence Forge, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She will be greeted by her husband, Robert and her son, Tommy, whom preceded her. She is survived by her three children, Richard Olgers and his wife, Penelope, Gloria Brown and her husband, Douglas and Katherine Fidler and her husband, Jim; five grandchildren, Shawn Sale,...
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Pamela Salmon Evangelista

February 24, 1961 - April 20, 2015

Pamela Ann Evangelista, 54, of Henrico County, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2015. She is preceded in death by her father, Roland Salmon, Sr. and her mother Minnie Salmon. She is survived by her husband, Richard Evangelista, Jr.; children, Elizabeth Evangelista and Richard Evangelista III; grandchildren, Nicholas and Noah Duarte; siblings, Mike Salmon and Roland Salmon, Jr.; mother-in-law...
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Louise M. Crank

June 4, 1921 - April 18, 2015

Louise Madison Crank, born June 4, 1921, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Jenny (Tyler) and Grover Cleveland Madison. She is survived by her loving husband, Henry (Hank) F. Crank; her sister, Elsie Jepsen; several devoted nieces and nephews, who fondly called her Aunt Louise but loved her...
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Curtis M. Sutphin,

September 6, 1937 - April 16, 2015

SUTPHIN, Curtis M. Jr., 77, of Henrico, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Louise Sutphin (Abrams); and his father, Curtis M. Sutphin Sr. Curtis was a sheet metal fabricator for Brown & Root and Hudson Sheet Metal, and also served honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1961. He is survived by his wife, June Dickerson Sutphin; children,...
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Josephine C. McDaniel

April 9, 1931 - April 16, 2015

McDANIEL, Josephine C., 84, of Highland Springs, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winfrey McDaniel; son, Danny McDaniel; daughter-in-law, Janet McDaniel; and four sisters, Mabel Wiseman, Hazel Sculthorpe, Ann Clatterbuck and Virginia Clatterbuck. Josephine retired from Henrico County Department of Public Utilities after 20 years of service. She...
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Marvin Leon Oliver

May 16, 1945 - April 16, 2015

OLIVER, Marvin Leon, 69 of Varina, went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2015. He was born in Richmond on May 16, 1945. Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Leon Oliver and Juanita Helen Barton; and his brother, Robert Lee Link. He is survived by his devoted wife, Carla Sue Oliver, his sister, Sheryl Lynne Miller (Dennis), brother, Kenneth Wayne Oliver (Florence); sister in...
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Mary Lane Harris

July 1, 1931 - April 14, 2015

Mary Lane Harris, 83, of Sandston passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in the presence of her loving son. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Cary Harris and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Douglas Ricky Harris; and caretaker and special friend, Melissa Englehart. The family has asked that a charitable donation be made in the name of Mary Lane...
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Robert Earl Madison,

June 20, 1939 - April 13, 2015

MADISON, Robert Earl Sr., 75, of Varina, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015. Robert was a 50+ year member of the Masons at Varina Lodge 272, and a longtime member of ACCA Temple Greeters Unit. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Carl L. Madison, Sr. Robert is survived by his son, Robert Earl Madison Jr.; daughter, Sandra Madison Cooley and husband, Brian; and their mother...
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Bettie Layne Beck

July 5, 1932 - April 8, 2015

BECK, Bettie Layne, 82, beloved wife of Claude "Buddy" Beck Jr., died Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Pruitt Health, North Augusta, S.C. A native of Richmond, Va., Bettie was the daughter of the late Leslie Layne and Mamie R. Thompson; sister of the late Clyde and Billy Friedhoff. Bettie is survived by her husband, Buddy; and was a very special, loved aunt of Joyce Udriet of Mechanicsville...
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Earl Linwood Madison,

February 12, 1945 - April 8, 2015

Earl Linwood Madison, Jr., 70, of Mechanicsville, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Raymond and Virginia Nunn; his parents Earl and Virginia Madison; three sisters, Gayle, Pat and Linda and a special uncle "Bud." He is survived by wife, Jane; six very caring children, Nikki (Jason), Tiffany (Shawn), Jamie (Tammy),...
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John L. Mead

February 26, 1942 - April 7, 2015

Mead, John L., of New Kent, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Mead Ramos; and father, Orville "Tune" Mead. John retired from computer services with IBM and Time Life. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Kittatinny 164, in Branchville, NJ, for 50 years and also a member of Vincent Motorcycle Club. John is survived by his mother, Helena Mead; his...
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Jack Milton Wright

December 5, 1957 - April 7, 2015

Jack Milton Wright Jr., 57, of Richmond Virginia, passed away on April 7, 2015. He is preceded in death by his father, Jack Milton Wright, Sr. and his step-father, Alfred Voss. He is survived by his mother, Betty K. Voss; sisters Brenda W. (Marshall) Bolton, Nancy W. (Anthony) Tinsley and Catherine J. Wright; nieces Ashley Williamson and Melissa Powell; nephews, Mark Bolton, Todd and Kevin...
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Miriam L. Whitlock

November 20, 1927 - April 6, 2015

WHITLOCK, Miriam Lytton Sanders Jeter "Micky", 87, widow of Hunter B. Whitlock Sr. passed away on April 6, 2015 after a long illness. She was born on November 20, 1927 in Richmond, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hallie and Willis Sanders; sister, Frances Covington; brother, William Sanders; granddaughter, Renee Thompson; stepson, Hunter, Jr.; and her first husband, Ira...
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Karen Smith Lanham

August 5, 1956 - April 5, 2015

LANHAM, Karen Smith, 58 of Henrico County, passed away on April 5, 2015. Karen is preceded in death by her father, Boyd Smith; grandparents; and brother, Robert Keith Smith. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 41 years, William Roydon Lanham; four children, Chris (Sarah), Kenny (Elise), Kimberly (Dustin), Josh (Magan); grandchildren, Tristan, Alyssa, Clayton, Aiden, Chelsea, Chase...
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Sanford Samuel Seay,

April 8, 1948 - April 5, 2015

SEAY, Reverend Sanford "Sam" Samuel Jr., 66, of Glen Allen, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ada and Sanford S. Seay Sr. He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Seay; children, Kimberly Dich (Tim), Sanford S. Seay III "Sam"; grandchildren, James and Rebecca Dich and Joshua S. Seay; brothers, Robert M. Seay (Carol) and Kevin B. Seay ...
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Hope Marie Madison

December 14, 1932 - April 5, 2015

Hope "Marie" Madison, 82, of Henrico, passed away April 5th, 2015. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Ralph L. Madison. Marie is survived by her sons Earl L. Madison (Brenda) and Bruce Nuttall; her sister Patsy Stevens; her brother Raymond Hanvey; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Her family will receive friends from 2-4 pm and from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, April 8th at Nelsen...
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Vernon E. Courtney

November 11, 1934 - April 4, 2015

Rev. Vernon E. Courtney, 80, of Hopewell went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 4, 2015. He was a retired minister and former pastor of Chester Church of God and Culpeper Church of God. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy W. Courtney; daughters and sons-in-law, Sylvia and Tommy Hopkins and Wanda and Bobby West; grandchildren, Tracy and Kevin Crown, Trey West and Courtney West;...
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Edna Earl Shumaker

December 14, 1921 - April 4, 2015


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Frances Marion Holleran

June 7, 1928 - April 3, 2015

Frances Marion Holleran, 86, of Gloucester County passed away April 3rd 2015. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank E. Holleran. Frances is survived by her children, Pat, Michael, David, and Janie Holleran; her grandchildren, Jack, Karen, Dawn, and Chris; five great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Her family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Monday, April 6th at...
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Alta Lucille Jackson Evans

September 13, 1919 - April 3, 2015

Evans, Alta Lucille Jackson, 95, of Richmond, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on April 3, 2015. She was born on September 13, 1919 in Greenup County, Kentucky, the sixth child of the late William S. "Dink" and Julia Johnson Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly fifty-six years, Charles W. "Boots" Evans Sr.; and son, Roger David Evans; and also by...
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Frank Wiley Enroughty

December 15, 1918 - April 2, 2015

Frank W. Enroughty, 96, of Varina passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Becky Enroughty. Mr. Enroughty served as a B17 pilot during WW II and retired as a Major in the U. S. Air Force. He was a life-long member of Four Mile Creek Baptist Church and was a retired law enforcement officer with his last position being the assistant director of enforcement for...
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Irene Radvany Smith

August 8, 1925 - April 2, 2015

SMITH, Irene Radvany, 89, of Varina, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph David "Smitty" Smith; parents, Paul and Helen Radvany; and siblings, Helen Zodun, Wilmer Smith, John Radvany, Margaret Ukrop, Elsie Radvany, Grace Deak, Bill Radvany and Nancy Radvany. Irene is survived by her sisters, Elizabeth Radvany and Evelyn...
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Gisela Csiki Green

October 29, 1949 - April 1, 2015

GREEN, Gisela Csiki, 65, of Quinton, Va., passed away April 1, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Horace E. Green; children, Timothy Green and Stephen Green. She enjoyed being a part of the drag racing family. She was a partner of the family owned lawn service, Green's Lawn Service, Inc. The family will receive friends Friday, April 3 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home,...
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Barbara Leilani Dauberman

July 7, 1922 - March 31, 2015

Barbara Lelani Dauberman, 92 of Mill Hall, PA passed away on March 31, 2015 joining her husband Clifford S. Dauberman who passed away March 13, 2013. She is survived by her son Alan, wife Susie, her son Roy, wife Sharon, along with her loving grandchildren & great grand children who called her Grammy. She will be remembered for her love of animals, youthful spirit and delicious home cooked...
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Elaine P. Schuman

March 24, 1931 - March 30, 2015

Elaine P. Schuman, 84, of Henrico, Virginia, died Monday, March 30, 2015. She was born in New York, NY, March 24, 1931 and raised in New Jersey. Elaine served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. After returning to the United States and receiving her discharge, she attended Moore College of Art for a period of time before marrying Daniel D....
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Thelma Curtis Milby

May 13, 1921 - March 29, 2015

Milby, Thelma Curtis, 93, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Milby; granddaughter, Wendy Spade; sisters, Gladys Milby, Dorothy "Dot" Vest, Nellie Jones; brothers, Richard "Dickie" Curtis, John Curtis Jr. "Jack"; father, John Curtis Sr.; and mother, Clara Curtis. Thelma was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a...
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John Warren Ritchie

March 10, 1930 - March 28, 2015

RITCHIE, John Warren, 85 of Richmond, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, J. Wayne and Irene Kannow Ritchie; and son, Thomas Wayne Ritchie. Warren retired from Millhiser Bag Company in 1995. He was a member and Deacon of the Varina Baptist Church and a proud U.S. Navy Veteran. Warren is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Janice Hawkins Ritchie;...
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Betty Ann Bath

March 23, 1934 - March 28, 2015


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Wayne English

May 15, 1954 - March 27, 2015

ENGLISH, Wayne, 60 of Sandston, passed peacefully at home on March 27, 2015. He was born in Camden, NJ on May 15, 1954. Wayne was predeceased by his father, Harold J. English. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen English; three children, Jason (Kim), Jacqueline, and Brian (Sarah); mother, Jeannette R. English; seven grandchildren, Brittnay "Big Girl", Jake, Kole, Allen, Ethan, Mathieu, Kamryn...
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Virginia Sammons Robertson

November 19, 1921 - March 25, 2015

Virginia Sammons Robertson, 93, of Mechanicsville, was reunited with her dancing partner of 62 years, Broaddus W. Robertson, Sr., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was a long time devoted member and volunteer of Broadus Memorial Baptist Church. Virginia believed in God and her country and her prayers and talents were used for the church and gave her the energy to serve others. She is survived by...
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Wade Hampton Curtis

December 20, 1923 - March 22, 2015

CURTIS, Wade Hampton, 91, of Quinton, Va., passed away on March 22, 2015. Wade was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Helen Harding Curtis; his parents, Josephine and Robert Curtis Jr.; his brothers, Raleigh and Robert Curtis III; and his sisters, Phyllis Kniphfer and Audrey Cross. He is survived by his sister, Joanne Powell; nieces and nephews, Vickie Kniphfer, Suzanne Johnson, Robert Curtis...
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Arthur B. Noel

September 2, 1949 - March 20, 2015

Arthur Boyd Noel III, 65, of Henrico, lost his battle with brain cancer on Friday, March 20, 2015. Mr. Noel was a U.S. Army Veteran who served two tours in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Brenda F. Noel; son, Artie Noel (Valerie); daughter, Stacy Peck; step-son, Kevin Mitchell (Kim); step- daughter, Wanda VanSteenburgh (Alan); grandchildren, Nicholas and Jackson Noel, Andrew and Gracie Peck,...
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Fern Kerrick Thomas

January 22, 1930 - March 19, 2015

Fern K. Thomas, 85, departed this world on Thursday, March 19, 2015 for her heavenly home. She was a loving, gracious, and faithful wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother. Fern was a beautiful example of grace to all those who loved her. Born in Fauquier County, on January 22, 1930, to Effie (Hume) and Herman James Kerrick, Fern moved to Richmond, Virginia where she met the love of her...
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Lawrence Alan Cousins,

July 12, 1935 - March 18, 2015

Lawrence Alan Cousins, Sr., was called home by his Lord on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas Edward Sr. and Gladys W. Cousins; brother, T.E. "Ed, Jr." Cousins; and precious daughter, Tammy Jo Cousins. Lawrence retired from a military career at the rank of Lt. Col. He was a charter member of Harvest Baptist Church, long-time member of Varina Ruritan, and delivery...
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Jerry Mae Salmon

December 29, 1945 - March 18, 2015


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Woodrow Wilson Smith

October 16, 1912 - March 18, 2015

Smith, Woodrow Wilson "Bill", 102, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ila Mae Farrington; second wife, Evelyn Farabee; daughter, Karen Lynn; and grandson, Kipper Briggs. Bill is survived by his daughter, Norma Jean; sons, Lawrence and Billy; grandchildren, Melissa, Steve, Ryan, Melauren, Chris, Sherrie, Savannah, Brittany, and Darren;...
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Paul Randolph Warner

December 31, 1955 - March 18, 2015

Paul Randolph Warner, of Highland Springs, lost his 17 year battle with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease, on March 18, 2015. He was born on New Year's Eve in 1955 in Rome, NY and liked to say that he could find a party anywhere in the world on his birthday. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Luther Gay Warner and Myrtle Audrey Smith Warner. Paul grew up in Hampton, Virginia before joining the US...
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Sally Rudisill Yates

February 17, 1937 - March 15, 2015

YATES, Sally Rudisill, 78, was called to Heaven on March 15, 2015. Sally was born in Charles City, VA on February 17, 1937. She was a beloved mother, aunt, sister, and friend. Sally was a dedicated life member of Providence Forge Vol. Rescue. She is preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, two brothers, and one nephew. Sally is survived by her daughter, Suzan (Perry) Rohrer; three...
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Rose Laverne Gilliam

January 27, 1937 - March 15, 2015

Gilliam, Rose Laverne, 78, of Mechanicsville, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2015. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Bob; and brother, Eddie Ward. Rose is survived by her son, Steve (Nancy) Minson; sister, Mary L. (Junior) Jackson; grandson, Stevie Minson; stepdaughters, Terrie (Bill) Mustian and Debbie Francis; as well as several step-grandchildren and step great...
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Charles Royal Johnson

August 7, 1930 - March 15, 2015

JOHNSON, Charles Royal Jr., 84, of Highland Springs, passed away March 15, 2015. Charles was a member of the IBEW. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Doris Johnson; stepdaughter, Linda Cayton; stepson, Lauren Cayton; sons, Charles Royal Johnson III and Keith E. Johnson; many grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Taco. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at...
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Terrell Ray Traylor

March 19, 1941 - March 14, 2015

Terrell "Ray" Traylor, 74, of Providence Forge passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, O. T. and Hazel Traylor. He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran and worked in home improvement sales for over 40 years. Ray truly loved his boys and they meant the world to him. He loved being with family and friends at the race track and vacations in Cancun. He was very well...
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