Our Obituaries

Mary Titus Waller

September 1, 1917 - September 16, 2014

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Gladys Ely Fitzgerald

May 6, 1916 - September 16, 2014

Fitzgerald, Gladys Ely, 98, of Sandston, passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, H.B Fitzgerald Jr. and nine brothers and sisters She is survived by her sons, Herbert B. Fitzgerald III "Jimmy" of Charles City, and Robert E. Fitzgerald and wife Debra M. Fitzgerald of Richmond; brother, Milford Ely of Chattanooga, TN and 2...
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Robert Carroll Hughes

May 10, 1945 - September 13, 2014

HUGHES, Robert Carroll" Bobby", 69, of Sandston, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Sheila Hughes; children, Janine Richardson (Don), Dena Beck (Brad), Josh Dyer (Christel); grandchildren, Marissa and Riana Gouldin, Cait and Cloe Richardson, Austin Beck, Joseph Dyer; brother, Julian Hughes, and many other family members and friends....
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Amanda Marie Seay

April 14, 1977 - September 12, 2014

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Penny Jane Cooke Hill

June 23, 1952 - September 12, 2014

Penny Cooke Hill, 62, of Sandston, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Richard "Rick" Hill; her daughter, Rhonda Majzer (Frankie); step-daughter, Karey Brown (Spencer); four grandchildren, Nick and Mitchell Majzer and Abby and Sully Brown; one sister, Gayle Kerstetter (Jay); and two brothers, George (Lynda) and Andy Cooke. She was a lifelong member of...
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Irven Marshall Cullingsworth

August 16, 1923 - September 11, 2014

CULLINGSWORTH, Irven M., 91, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Irven served our country in the US Army and retired from Henrico County as a chief plumbing and mechanical inspector. Irven was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He is preceded in death by his wife, Eileen R. Cullingsworth. Irven is survived by his son, Richard Irven Cullingsworth; daughter, Brenda J. Dodd ...
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Claude Anderson Satterwhite

August 9, 1932 - September 11, 2014

SATTERWHITE, Claude "Hank" Anderson Jr., 82, of Varina, was called home by his Personal and 'Amazing' Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Claude is preceded in death by his father, Claude Anderson Satterwhite Sr.; mother, Clarice Middlebrook Satterwhite; and wife, Corine Satterwhite. He is survived by his son, Steve Anderson Satterwhite and daughter in law Kamron;...
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Donald Lee Dinsmore

April 12, 1953 - September 9, 2014

Donald L. Dinsmore, Sr. passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Sherry Keaton (Jeff); son, Donald Dinsmore, Jr. (Crystal); step-son, Taylor Nuckols (Tenille); three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and his devoted K9 Companion, Bonnie Boo. Online condolences may be made at www.nelsenrichmond.com. Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral...
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Linda Mary Carter

May 23, 1951 - September 7, 2014

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Louise Zimmer Davis

January 27, 1930 - September 7, 2014

DAVIS, Louise Zimmer, 84, of Henrico, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Louise is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond W. Davis Sr. She is survived by her children, Cynthia Miller (Roger), Raymond W, Davis Jr. (Betty), Debra Paul (David); grandchildren, Douglas and Sherrie Miller, Lynda Holloway (Jason), Tracy Banka (Nik), Christina Schermerhorn, Jessica Paul; great-grandchildren,...
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Johnnie Leonard Rainey

November 18, 1952 - September 6, 2014

RAINEY, Johnnie Leonard, 61, of Sandston, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margie K. Rainey; father, Ashful L. Rainey; and brother, James D. Rainey. He is survived by his brother, Alan S. Rainey; nieces, Josefina Stephens, Nyomi DeLisi, Alana Rainey, Leona Rainey; sister-in-law, Minerva R. Rainey; and many other family members and friends....
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Margaret D. Humphries

January 3, 1925 - September 6, 2014

Margaret Durvin Humphries, 89, of Henrico, formerly of Mechanicsville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 6, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard R. Humphries; son, Bernard R. Humphries, Jr. and granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Phillips. She was retired and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Richmond. She is survived by two daughters, Gail Phillips and Charlene...
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Anna Lou Smith

July 3, 1935 - September 5, 2014

Anna L. Smith, 79, of Providence Forge, Va., passed peacefully Friday September 5, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward "Eddie" Smith and twin sister Frances "Kitty" Piacentini . Anna had retired from American Filtrona and was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church. She is survived by her children, Linda Hall, Carolyn Ball and son-in-law, Robert and Edward Dean Smith ,...
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Nettie Marie Ciarochi

June 14, 1914 - September 4, 2014

Ciarochi, Nettie Marie,100, of Highland Springs, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014. She was born June 14, 1914 in South Philadelphia, PA. Nettie is preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Lucy Ciarochi. She is survived by her son, Albert M Ciarochi, Jr. (Marie); grandsons, Albert Ciarochi III (Diana) and Christopher Ciarochi (Shannon); and great-grandchildren, Joseph, Angela, Aiden, and...
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Robert Samuel Whitlow

June 21, 1951 - September 4, 2014

WHITLOW, Robert Samuel III "Sam", 63, of Sandston, passed away on Thursday, September 04, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert S. Whitlow Jr. and Louise S. Whitlow. Sam is survived by his wife of 17 years, Marion G. Whitlow; children, Robert Samuel Whitlow IV, Tabitha Scott Whitlow; sister, Linda W. Meadows; and nephew, Kevin L. Meadows. The family will receive friends on Monday...
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Sofie Renner Owens

May 17, 1937 - September 3, 2014

OWENS, Sofie R., 77, of Highland Springs went to be with the lord on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Karl and Albert Renner. Sofie is survived by her children, Marianne Thompson, Barbara Timberlake (Duane), Alfred Owens (Susan), Robert Owens (Niki); grandchildren, Ashley and Brittany Crowe, Amber and Kaitie Owens, Austin and Alex Timberlake; brother, Irvin...
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Thomas Brooks Nuckols

January 13, 1953 - September 2, 2014

NUCKOLS, Thomas Brooks, Jr., 61, of Sandston, passed away on September 2, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Brooks and Helen Nuckols. Mr. Nuckols was the owner of Noel Systems, Inc. He is survived by the mother of his children, Janet Bagley Nuckols; children, Kristi N. Bell, Michael B. Nuckols, Scott T. Nuckols; grandchildren, Max, Brady, and Aubrey; siblings, Laurie Corley, Cathy...
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Robley Wayne Wright

April 12, 1967 - September 2, 2014

Wright, Robley "Wayne", 47, of Henrico, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl W. Wright. Wayne is survived by his wife, Linda Wright; son, Robley Wayne Wright, Jr.; mother, Trudy M. Wright Mason; step-father, Henry A. Mason; and numerous friends. He was a dedicated electrician. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 4 from 2-4 and 6-8...
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Nancy Lee Courtney

April 30, 1936 - August 31, 2014

COURTNEY, Nancy Lee, 78, of Richmond, passed peacefully on August 31, 2014. She was born on April 30, 1936. Nancy is preceded in death by her son, Edward J. Vesley; one sister; and six brothers. Mrs. Courtney was a member of the Fairfield Presbyterian Church since 1938, where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, and sang in the choir. She served as president of the Henrico County Council of...
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Inez Deaton White

September 15, 1922 - August 30, 2014

WHITE, Inez D., 91, of Highland Springs, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roland White. She is survived by her children, Michael White (Judith), William White; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. The family would like to say a special thank you to the ladies in Mrs. White's Sunday School Class at New Bridge Baptist Church, for all...
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Judith Maybelle Carpenter Kirby

April 18, 1928 - August 27, 2014

Kirby, Judith Maybelle Carpenter, 86, daughter of Richard and Constance Carpenter, met her Lord Jesus on August 27, 2014. She was born in Hot Springs, Va. on April 18, 1928. Judy married William Henry Kirby on June 23, 1944 and moved to Richmond (Montrose Heights), Va. in 1948, where they lived life-long. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Buck" Kirby; son, James "Dootsie" Kirby;...
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Mary Jane Boner

November 12, 1930 - August 27, 2014

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Lila Aidif

February 28, 1931 - August 26, 2014

Lila Aidif, 83, of Highland Springs, passed away, peacefully, on Wednesday, August 26, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Aidif; sons, Alan Aidif of Sedona, AZ, Glenn Aidif and his wife, Melanie of Powhatan; granddaughter, Krystle McCabe and her husband, Robert of Chesterfield; grandson, Anthony Aidif of Dallas, TX; and brother, Allen Croom Jr. of Richland, NC. Lila was a very devout...
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Billy Lee Blaylock

January 11, 1939 - August 25, 2014

Blaylock, Billy Lee, passed into the loving arms of his Lord on Monday, August 25th, 2014. Billy lived a life of service. He was a Military Police Officer in Okinawa and later, a Richmond City Police Officer for 35 years. After his retirement, Billy was a faithful and devoted member of Sandston Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and Trustee. He was also a long-standing member of Masonic...
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Leonard O. Morrow

May 28, 1935 - August 24, 2014

MORROW, Leonard O., died August 24, 2014. He is survived by three daughters, Pamela Anne Morrow, Sue Adele Morrow and Cynthia Morrow Harris; a sister, Anne Morrow Donley, and family; grandchildren, Page and Chelsea Sparks and Robin and Constance Harris; and great-grandchildren, Anson and Keira Sparks. Dr. Morrow was a botanist and served as instructor at VCU, R-MC in Ashland, and J.S. Reynolds...
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May Gambill Haynes

December 16, 1933 - August 24, 2014

Haynes, May Gambill, 80, of Charles City County passed away on August 24, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Louis Haynes; daughters, Rebecca Stewart (Julian), Christine "Chrissie" Mahone (Charlie), Jennifer Richardson (Doug); grandchildren, Amanda "Mandy" Schultz (Ernie), Bobby Mahone (Jocelyn), Joshua Stewart, Scott Mahone (Melissa), Casey and Taylor Richardson; great...
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John Richard Tonnesen

March 19, 1943 - August 21, 2014

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William Preston Gough

September 7, 1927 - August 19, 2014

GOUGH, William Preston, Jr., (Bill), of Richmond, VA, age 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at the Henrico Health & Rehab Center where he was lovingly adored by special teams of nurses, aides, and physical therapists from HHC and Gentiva Hospice. He was predeceased by his wife of over 60 years, Mary Green and grandson William Ray Gough. Bill was born in Richmond, VA on...
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Dorothy May Goldklang

January 5, 1924 - August 19, 2014

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William Thomas Branch

February 17, 1943 - August 17, 2014

William Thomas Branch "Sonny", 71, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on August 17, 2014. He was the son of the late Thomas and Violet Branch. Sonny was in the elevator trade for 40 years. He was a loving grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Jordan. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia Branch; sons, David Meade, Donnie Meade (Wendy), Greg Branch (Anya),...
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Edward Arthur Poore

October 24, 1926 - August 16, 2014

POORE, Edward Arthur, 87, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 16, 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Poore Jergenssen of Ontario Canada; son, Robert Poore of California; grandsons, David and Daniel Poore of California; and his devoted life partner, Doris King. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S....
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Frances Shemenski Poydence

December 1, 1939 - August 15, 2014

POYDENCE, Frances Shemenski, "Fran", 74, of New Kent, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014. Fran is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Joseph Poydence of New Kent, VA; aunt, Mary Krawczykewicz; brother, Joseph Shemenski; nephews, Raymond and John Shemenski of Prince George, VA, Dean Shemenski of Calabash, NC, Chad Shemenski of Washington, NJ; niece, Tracy Bogan of Prince George, VA;...
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James Lewis Roberts

December 10, 1930 - August 15, 2014

Roberts, James L. "Cotton", 83, departed this life on August 15, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Roberts; daughter, Mary Fisher; and son-in-law, Oscar Watson. Cotton leaves to cherish his loving memory three daughters, Pauline Pollard (Wayne), Sandy Watson, and Bobbie Harrison (Steve); one sister, Barbara Ann Weatherford; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren;...
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Irvin Charles Lubin

July 6, 1924 - August 14, 2014

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Irwin Charles Lubin

July 6, 1924 - August 14, 2014

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Dennis L. Campbell

May 29, 1946 - August 12, 2014

Campbell, Dennis L., 68, of Henrico, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, LaRue and Lillian Campbell; two brothers, Thomas and Richard Campbell; and one sister, Joyce Flippen. Dennis was an employee of VDOT for 28 years and a veteran of the US Army from the Vietnam Era. Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Vicki B. Campbell; sons, Grayson Campbell ...
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Mark Andrew Gavan

March 1, 1960 - August 11, 2014

Mark Andrew Gavan, 54, longtime resident of Hampton, Norfolk and Fairfax, VA passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014. He was an employee of the State of Virginia for 17 years while proudly serving our country in logistics and support at Langley Air Force Base and Norfolk Naval Base. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary F. Gavan of Williamsburg, VA. He is survived by his father, William T....
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Melba Hickman Bruce

August 18, 1925 - August 10, 2014

Melba H. Bruce, 88, of Richmond, passed away on August 10, 2014. She was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where she was the only daughter of Claude and Carrie Vanderslice. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Arthur F. Bouton, Max Hickman, and Robert Bruce. She was a devoted housewife and mother to her two surviving sons, Joel Hickman (wife, Elsa) of Columbus, Ohio and Clifton Hickman (wife,...
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Wilbert Louis Siemering

February 25, 1933 - August 10, 2014

Wilbert Louis Siemering, 81, of Henrico, passed away on August 10, 2014. He was the son of the late Louis and Anna Siemering. Wilbert retired from Northwest Airlines after 39 years of service. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Siemering is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marion Myers Siemering; son, Robert Louis Siemering (Kirstin); grandchildren, John, Tommy, Joey, and Michael;...
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Elizabeth Wade Isham

March 12, 1929 - August 10, 2014

Elizabeth Wade Isham, 85, of Richmond passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Robert Dewey Wade, Sr. and Tony Andrew Isham and her parents, William Walker, Sr. and Anna McMullin Walker. She was a former employee of the Christian Children's Fund and was a member of Carlisle Ave. Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Robert D. Wade, Jr., William W....
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Elaine Chase Booth

October 11, 1939 - August 9, 2014

BOOTH, Elaine Chase, 74, of Henrico, passed away August 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark E. Booth. Elaine was a devoted and loving mother and friend. Mrs. Booth worked for several years with Thalheimers, Belle Bakery, and Merry Maids. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Edward F. Booth; son, Edward F. Booth Jr.(Lori); daughter, Elizabeth Booth Miles (Keith);...
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James Carlton Palmore

October 10, 1928 - August 9, 2014

James Carlton Palmore, Sr., 85, of Highland Springs, passed away on August 9, 2014. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Maria P. Moore and Donna P. Richards. Mr. Palmore is survived by his wife of 33 years, Betty Palmore; children, Cheryl P. Drzik (Chris), Nanette P. Cambron (Gary), James C. Palmore Jr., Sherman W. Ford (Cheryl), Gail S. Ford, and Joan A. Palmore (Albert); 24 grandchildren...
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Phillip Ray Wingfield

March 10, 1949 - August 9, 2014

Phillip "Ray" Wingfield, 65, of Henrico, passed away on August 9, 2014. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Connie Hayes. Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Naomi Wingfield; son, Ray Jr.; daughters, Christina Downes and Jennifer Wingfield; grandchildren, Amber, Hunter, Scott Jr., Logan, and Camden; best friend, Tony...
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Michael Wayne Brown

January 1, 1971 - August 4, 2014

Michael Wayne Brown, 43, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 4, 2014. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Grace Louise Brown. Michael worked as a Packaging Associate for Fareva for several years and was known as a kind hearted person. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles as a child. Anyone who knew Michael would say that he is the kind of person who would give you the shirt off his...
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Vickie Rae Ellis

October 21, 1963 - August 2, 2014

ELLIS, Vickie Rae, 50 of Highland Springs, passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014. She is preceded in death by her mother, Connie Howard. Vickie is survived by her husband of twenty years, Michael Ellis; father, Ray Howard; daughter, Rebecca Alycin Rae Ellis; sister, DeeDee Howard; niece Jessica Nicole Broyles; nephew, Timothy Ray Broyles; her five dogs, that are also her children, Tina Marie,...
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Joanna Jacobsen Ernest

May 27, 1926 - August 2, 2014

Ernest, Joanna Jacobsen Campbell, 88, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Joanna is survived by her husband, Fred Ernest; children, Joseph Campbell (Tia), Carolyn Mondy (Roy), Nancy King (Allen), Darlene Howard (John); brothers, Thomas Jacobsen (Mickey), John Jacobsen; sister, Rosemary Kelley (Henry); eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and many other family...
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Linda Diane O'Dell

January 27, 1955 - July 31, 2014

Linda Diane O'Dell "DeeDee", 59, of Richmond, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, July 31, 2014. She is preceded in death by her mother, Irene Montgomery and her aunt, Gladys Russell. DeeDee was a Travis Tritt fan for 25 years and a collector of anything M&M. She loved to celebrate holidays, making treats for her family. Through years of sickness and hardships, DeeDee was a...
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M. Conway Adams

March 22, 1926 - July 28, 2014

M. Conway Adams, 88, of Henrico, passed peacefully on July 28, 2014 with family by his side. Conway was born and raised in Hampton, VA. He was the son of the late Frank and Mary Adams and preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanne F. Adams. Mr. Adams served in the Navy during WWII and in the Army during the Korean War. Conway was in the Army Reserve for 20 years before retiring as a Major. He...
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Bobby Anderson Agee

July 5, 1934 - July 28, 2014

AGEE, Bobby, 80, of Varina, also known as "Tractor Man", passed away on July 28, 2014. Bobby was preceded in death by his son, Michael; and his parents, Ruby and Willie. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Steve (Ann), Gary (Nancy), Mark (Donna); grandchildren, Rachel (Creede), Melissa (Lewis), Matthew, Douglas, Andrew, Alex, Amanda; sisters, Shirley, Jenny; brothers, Jeff, Charles; as...
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Wilton Earl Journey

July 2, 1925 - July 28, 2014

Wilton "Earl" Journey, 89, of Shackleford, formerly of Richmond, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2014 at the home of his son. Earl was the son of the late, Lottie Virginia and Clarence Churchill Journey. He was raised in Oregon Hill. He proudly enjoyed telling tales of his youth there. He was a WWII Navy Veteran. Earl joins in Heaven, the love of his life and mother of his children, Katie...
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Thelma Barnett Alexander

August 20, 1915 - July 27, 2014

Thelma Barnett Alexander, 98, of Sandston, passed away July 27, 2014. Thelma was a member of Sandston Baptist Church and was a member of numerous clubs, including the American Legion Auxiliary, Sandston Founders Club, and Red Hat Society. She will be greatly missed for her wit, wisdom, and ever present smile. Thelma was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Tunstall, and survived by daughter,...
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Braxton Glen Vaughan

December 9, 1988 - July 26, 2014

Braxton Glen Vaughan, 25, of Hanover, formerly of King & Queen, left us suddenly to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ. Braxton lived life to the fullest with a carefree spirit and a giant sense of humor. He was a loving son, awesome brother, and best friend to many. Braxton was a well-known, talented, tattoo artist at Graffiti's Art Gallery. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandma,...
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Shirley Drumheller Glass

August 21, 1937 - July 26, 2014

Glass, Shirley Drumheller, 76, of Sandston, passed away July 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Hubbard Glass. Shirley was a former employee of C&P Telephone Company and a long-time member of Oak Hall Baptist Church. She enjoyed helping other through volunteer work. Shirley loved her family and was a devoted grandmother. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Marvin T...
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Kenneth Lee Hamilton

April 12, 1946 - July 26, 2014

Kenneth Lee Hamilton, Jr., 68, also known as "Big Ken" and "Honey" by his wife, passed away on July 26, 2014. Mr. Hamilton was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Hamilton and sister, Shirley Marie Hamilton. He was a member at Monument Heights Baptist Church. Kenneth was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He fell in love with the girl next door, the love of his life, and was married...
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Jane Deane Landers

September 5, 1933 - July 24, 2014

Jane Grant Brown Deane Landers passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on July 24th, 2014. Jane fought a long and courageous battle against lymphoma and other health issues. She had most recently been in hospice care at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, VA. She was 80 years old. Jane was the daughter of the late Reverend James Herbert Brown, Jr. and Margaret Mahood Brown. She was...
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William Waller Johns

January 3, 1939 - July 23, 2014

William (Billy) Johns, 75, passed away on, July 23, 2014. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Louann Johns; grandchildren, M.C. Yarlbourgh and Shawna Loftis; parents, Thomas and Velma Johns; sister, Josephine Keesee; and son-in-law, Coley Darrel. Billy worked as a skilled carpenter for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, yard sales, flea markets, and was an avid...
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Micael Raymond Bailey

April 10, 1992 - July 22, 2014

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Sherri Marie Drapeau Dyer

February 16, 1976 - July 21, 2014

Dyer, Sherri Marie, 38, of Quinton, passed away on July 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, J. Russell and Norma I. Drapeau of Springfield, MA and Albert and Therese LaRoche of Chicopee, MA. Sherri received her Associate's Degree from Blue Ridge Community College, and worked as a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Animal Eye Care of Richmond. She loved animals, the beach, had...
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Michael Raymond Bailey

April 10, 1992 - July 21, 2014

Michael Raymond Bailey Jr., 22, passed away on July 21, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Betsy Ann Bailey. Michael graduated from Varina High School in 2011, and shortly thereafter, started a dedicated and hardworking career in construction. He was a gifted artist who loved music,carving and drawing. His extra-curricular activities included fishing, caring for animals and playing...
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Wilmarth Everett Alexander

November 6, 1913 - July 18, 2014

ALEXANDER, Wilmarth Everett, fondly known as Alex, age 100, of Richmond, passed away July 18, 2014. He was born November 6, 1913 in Pawtucket, R.I. and moved to Sandston as a young child. He and his family were some of the first settlers in Sandston with a population of 400 people. There were only three stores. Fish, fruit and country produce were sold from wagons; there were morning and evening...
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Glen David Loving

April 9, 1949 - July 18, 2014

LOVING, Glen D., 65, of Highland Springs, passed away on, Friday, July 18, 2014. Glen is survived by his soul mate of thirty years, Brenda Perrin; sons, Mathew S. Loving, Glen W. Loving, Glen David Loving; daughter, Cheryl L. Loving; brothers, Gene and Alfred Loving; sister, Carrie Mae Long; and many other family members and friends. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July, 22 2014 from...
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Robert Guy Saunders

March 27, 1940 - July 16, 2014

SAUNDERS, Robert Guy Jr., 74, of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Thelma Saunders; twin sister, Constance; and two brothers, Rudy and Earl. Robert is survived by his daughter, Bridget Saunders; and son, Kenneth Saunders. Robert retired from Tarmac and was a member of the NRA. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 25,...
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Mary Emma Thompson Enroughty

July 23, 1920 - July 15, 2014

Enroughty, Mary Emma Thompson, 94, of Varina, passed away July 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Lewis Wellington "Duke" Enroughty and grandson, Matthew Lewis Browning. Mary Emma was a graduate of Longwood College and VCU. She was retired from teaching school for Henrico County. She is survived by four daughters, Judith Cook, Carol Browning (Robert), Linda...
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Marilyn E. Dean

February 16, 1953 - July 15, 2014

Marilyn E. Dean "Sue", 61, of New Kent, passed away at home surrounded by family on July 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Englehart. She is survived by her husband, Richard "Dickie" Dean of New Kent; two daughters, Julie Ricks of New Kent and Jennie Dessoffy of Florida; her daddy, William Englehart (Frances); two brothers, William Englehart Jr. (Janet) and James...
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Janet Bass Rosser

August 6, 1947 - July 14, 2014

Janet "Janie" Bass Rosser, 66, passed away on July 14, 2014. She's preceded in death by her parents, James and Ada Bass, and her sister Margaret Bass Henderson. Janie was a well-known staple in the community who worked for Kroger Supermarket for several years as a Drug GM Clerk, Senior Union Shop Steward, a longtime member of the Kroger Council, as well as a member of the Union Local 400, until...
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Harry Lee Tabor

July 30, 1939 - July 14, 2014

Harry Lee Tabor, 74, of Sandston passed away, in the early morning hours of July 14, 2014, from his battle with cancer. He was a man of many talents. He possessed a good humor, a keen mechanical mind, and enjoyed helping others. Awaiting him in heaven are his parents, Everett M. (Mack) Tabor and Nellie Boothe Tabor of Narrows, VA; his sister Brenda Morrison and her husband, Daniel Morrison. He is...
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Pamella Knick Spiers

February 14, 1960 - July 12, 2014

Pamella Knick Spiers, 54, of Gloucester, went home to be with her heavenly father after a long battle with MS on July 12, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie and Earl Knick. Mrs. Spiers is survived by her husband, Dave Spiers; brother, Earl Knick, Jr. (Vickie); sister, Theresa Underwood (Tony); best friend, Joyce Priddy; devoted caretakers and friends, Henry Guy and Robbe...
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Damaris Wright

June 5, 1960 - July 11, 2014

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Joyce Davis Stewart

September 3, 1936 - July 10, 2014

Joyce Davis Stewart, 77, of Varina passed away July 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Stewart, Sr. Mrs. Stewart was a retired employee of Nabisco and a true fan of NASCAR. She is survived by her son, Cliff Stewart (Bobbie); daughter, Rita Stewart; grandchildren, Christopher and Cheyenne; great-grandson, Riley; sisters, Agnes Snead (Gene) and Bonnie Gayle Elder (Bud); as...
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Michelle Gentry Boze

July 6, 1963 - July 9, 2014

Michelle Gentry Boze, 51, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She is predeceased by her parents Paul Mac Jr., and Vera Virginia Thomas Gentry. Michelle attended Highland Springs High School and graduated in 1981; shortly thereafter, worked as an Administrative Assistant for several prominent companies over the years. She enjoyed cooking, most importantly being a mother. She completely...
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Bernard Lawrence Hanvey

January 6, 1935 - July 8, 2014

Bernard Lawrence Hanvey, 79, of Henrico, passed away on July 8, 2014. He is survived by his wife Estelle Hanvey; son, Billy Hanvey; niece, Susan Walker; nephew, Dennis Ford; cousins, Corey Gillespie, Clint Gillespie, and Leigh Gillespie, Angie Ford Epps, Dennis Ford, Jr., and Raymond Ferrell (Shirley) and close friend, Betty Warner. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from...
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Florence Kornbluth

June 28, 1919 - July 7, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Florence Hudson Sparkman

October 4, 1923 - July 6, 2014

Florence Hudson Sparkman, 90, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Edwin Sparkman, Jr. Mrs. Sparkman was a member of Corinth United Methodist Church and Willis United Methodist Church and a former Worthy Matron of the Order of The Eastern Star. She is survived by her son, M.E. Eddie Sparkman (Mary); daughter, Denise Haden (Robert);...
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Gilbert Daniel Johnson

November 5, 1940 - July 6, 2014

JOHNSON, Gilbert Daniel Sr., 73, of Varina, formerly of Goochland County, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty- two years, Peggy Melton Johnson; son, Gilbert Daniel Johnson, Jr. (Sheila); daughter, Kristie Johnson Hooper; grandchildren, Ryan, Blaine, and Brette Hooper; step-grandchild; Chelsea Graham; step-great grandchild, Mackenzie Lee; brothers,...
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Gloria June Throckmorton Talley

June 4, 1927 - July 4, 2014

TALLEY, Gloria June Throckmorton, 87, passed away, July 4, 2014. She was the youngest child of six children, born to Charles and Virginia Throckmorton. She was preceded in death by her parents; former husband, James G. Talley; son-in-law, James E. Snead III; one sister; and four brothers. Gloria is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Talley Snead of Richmond, VA, Ginny Talley Meeks (Bill) of...
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Joyce Tiller Coker

November 23, 1931 - July 3, 2014

COKER, Joyce Tiller, 82, of Sandston, passed away on Thursday, July 03, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, G.C. Coker Jr.; son, Joseph C. Coker; and sister, Barbara T. Calhoun. Joyce is survived by her son, Steve Coker(Tracey); daughter-in-law, Gwen J. Coker; sister, Phyllis T. Miller; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday July 7,...
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Roberta Ann Carlton

October 11, 1920 - July 1, 2014

.CARLTON, Roberta Ann "Peggy", 93, of Varina, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Peggy is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, T. Weldon Carlton; sons, Charles Morris of Wildwood, FL, Richard Carlton (Maria) of Tappahannock, VA; grandchildren, Britt Morris of Richmond, ME, Sarah Morris of Seattle, WA, Jenny Leigh Kemp of Orangeburg, SC, Kristin Garces of Miami, FL, Aaron Palbicke of...
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Kathleen C. Yerby

August 23, 1929 - June 28, 2014

Kathleen C. Yerby "Peggy", 84, of Varina, formerly of Enon, went to be with the Lord, peacefully, on June 28, 2014 and was reunited with her husband, John Pratt Yerby, Sr. Peggy was a retired nurse with over 50 years of service. She is survived by her son, John Pratt Yerby, Jr.; daughter, Kathleen Yerby Gregory (Steve); grandchildren, Shawn Gregory, Marc Gregory, Monica Yerby, and Alex Halll;...
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Jean E. Jenkins

November 12, 1932 - June 27, 2014

Jean E. Jenkins, 81, of Deerfield Beach, FL went to be with The Lord on Friday, June 27, 2014. She is survived by her sons, Hayward Jr. and Robert (Sherri); daughters, Debbie and Judi; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and sisters, Juanita and Dorothy. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue,...
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Walter Thaddeus Uminski

September 3, 1927 - June 26, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Erma Foster Ferguson

October 12, 1929 - June 25, 2014

Ferguson, Erma Louise Foster, 84, of Henrico, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Erma was born on October, 12, 1929 in Farmville, VA. She married the love of her life, Bernard Ferguson, Jr., of Henrico, and was a selflessly devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Erma retired from Henrico County School System with 18 years of dedicated service. She...
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Kimberly Ann Boone

November 29, 1965 - June 25, 2014

BOONE, Kimberly Ann, 48, of Henrico, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She is preceded in death by her mother, Karen W. Miller. Kimberly is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Michael H. Boone; father, William Miller; brother; Timothy William; and many other family members and friends. Kimberly was a nurse for twenty plus years and a member of Landmark Baptist Church....
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George Michael Gumbleton

September 15, 1955 - June 24, 2014

George Michael Gumbleton, 58, of Sandston, passed away June 24, 2014. He was a driver for James River Transport. George loved God, hockey, and the UVA Cavaliers. He is survived by his wife, Susan Gumbleton; step-son, Calvin; step-daughter, Regina; grandson, Kadeum; three sisters, Terry, Gail, and Irene; and one brother, Raymond. The family will receive friends Friday, June 27 from 1:00-1:30pm at...
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Dorothy Louise Smotrys

August 25, 1924 - June 24, 2014

Smotrys, Dorothy Louise "Lou", of Henrico, VA., passed away June 24, 2014. She was born in Richmond, VA., daughter of the late William Ryland Heath and Clara Heath Silby. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore John Smotrys; and two daughters, Brenda Faye Reid and Gloria Jean Smotrys. Lou is survived by two sons, Wayne Lee Smotrys (Jo Ann) and Frank Edward "Smokey"...
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Laura Beverly Doyle

February 26, 1928 - June 21, 2014

Laura "Beverly" Wallace Doyle died on Saturday morning, June 21, 2014, in Richmond, VA. She was 86. She was born in Buchanan, MI to Paul Bartlett Wallace and Emily Gospill Cole Wallace on February 26, 1928. She graduated with an AA in Merchandising from Western Michigan U in Kalamazoo, MI. During the next 10 years, she held positions as Assistant Buyer, Reservationist for Capitol and Pan Am...
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Orita Ruth Uminski

January 15, 1933 - June 21, 2014

UMINSKI, Orita Ruth, 81, of Manakin-Sabot, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, after a short illness. She was the beloved wife of Walter T. Uminski; and loving mother to son, Alex; and daughters, Diann and Sandy, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Orita was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 215. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday,...
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Randolph Willson Barnett

April 5, 1923 - June 20, 2014

Randolph W. Barnett, of New Kent, VA, passed away, June 20, 2014. He was a Master Mason of Babcock Lodge, No. 322, in Highland Springs, VA, a Veteran of the United States Army, serving in WWII, and member of Emmaus Baptist Church, in new Kent, VA. Randy was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Barnett; and survived by his brother, Reginald E. Barnett; and two sisters, Florine B. Shulkin and...
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Margie Nadine Lilly

August 16, 1923 - June 20, 2014

LILLY, Margie Nadine, 90, of Fredericksburg, formerly of Beckley, WV, passed away on Friday June 20, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Odley Lilly; son, Larry Lilly; and five siblings. Margie is survived by her daughter, Belinda Horning (Bob Shirley); grandchildren, Cathy Martin, Jennifer Bell, Ashley Smyth, Aaron Lilly; great-grandchildren, Rachel Mullins, Quinton Bell, Miles Bell;...
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Audrey Stanley Palmateer

July 10, 1924 - June 19, 2014

Audrey Stanley Palmateer, of Highland Springs, went home to be with the Lord on June 19, 2014. Born July 10, 1924, Audrey is survived by her son, Larry P. Palmateer (Kitty); brother, James W. Stanley (Frances); grandson, Christopher J. Palmateer (Anne Marie); five great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Audrey was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Springs and loved...
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Glenwood Lee Bartlett

August 14, 1941 - June 18, 2014

Glenwood Lee Bartlett Sr., 72, passed away, suddenly, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. He's predeceased by his parents, Bryan Owen and Mary Louis Bartlett; four brothers; and two sisters. Glen was a proud graduate of Highland Springs High School, class of 59', and William and Mary University, with a degree in Real Estate. He was an extravagant self-taught guitar player, worked briefly as an...
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Melissa Anne Haislip

October 4, 1990 - June 18, 2014

Melissa Anne Haislip, 23, departed from us, suddenly, on June 18, 2014. She is preceeded in death by her grandparents, George and Helen Haislip; and her two cousins, Matthew and Andrew Haislip. Melissa was a good hearted, young woman who loved to spend time with her family, going to the beach, and tubing. She was particularly proud of her academic achievements. Melissa graduated from Longwood...
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Barbara Ann Keso Finley

November 7, 1931 - June 16, 2014

FINLEY, Barbara Keso, 82, of Richmond, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Elmer Finley; mother, Thelma Keso; father, Clarence E. Keso; and brother, Gordon Keso. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Pamela Finley Ridder (Robert), Sharon Finley Blazek (Joseph); grandchildren, Rachel and Joel Ridder; sister, Suzanne Keso Aveson (Robert); and...
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Virginia Lee Pressey

January 27, 1932 - June 10, 2014

Virginia Lee Pressey, 82, of Williamsburg passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014. She is survived by her two daughters, Dr. Virginia Banks (Richard) and Pearline Williams (Samuel); brother, George Wallace; son-in-law, Fred Hardin; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 16, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 4002 Ironbound Road,...
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John James Miller

March 4, 1950 - June 8, 2014

Miller, John, 64, of Varina, passed away on June 8, 2014. John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alberta Miller. He is survived by his wife, Debra Miller; son, David Miller (Bobbie); daughter, Tracy Miller; granddaughters, Sophia and Emilia; and many other family members and friends. John was a member of the National Rifle Association. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 17...
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Doris Clark Riles

July 10, 1928 - June 8, 2014

RILES, Doris Clark, 85, of Dunnsville, VA, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, Quinton B. and Leslie W. Clark; sister, Mary C. Schroeder; brothers, Quinton B. Clark Jr., and Edwin B. Clark. Doris is survived by her loving husband of sixty two years, Arthur "Russ" Riles Sr.; sons, Arthur "Rusty" Riles Jr. (Julie), Michael A. Riles (Susan), Richard D. Riles...
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Marion Kenneth Watson

December 23, 1923 - June 8, 2014

Marion Kenneth Watson Sr., 90, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014. He was a longtime resident of Sandston, Virginia. Marion was a member of Black Creek Baptist Church and worked at Henrico County as a Sewage and Water Plant Operator. After 30+ years of dedicated work, he retired and began to work for his son part-time at M.K. Watson Jr. Co., where he was a jack of all trades. There was never a...
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William Jennings Johnson

June 8, 1931 - June 4, 2014

JOHNSON, William "Bill", 82, of Highland Springs, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He is preceded in death by his infant son, Martin Lee Johnson. Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean Waid Johnson; son, William Johnson "Jay" (JoAnne); daughter, Jann Hennessy (Mike), grandchildren, Justin and Jared Johnson, Jason Vaughan, Kelly Hennessy; great grandchildren, Callie Johnson, Kylie...
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Paul V. Turner

September 18, 1940 - June 4, 2014

TURNER, Paul V., 73, of Richmond, passed away on June 4, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and four siblings. Paul was a free spirit, having never met a stranger. He enjoyed selling produce and taking special care of the elderly. Paul is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sharon Turner; sisters, Maybelle Spence and Betty Howard; brother, Douglas Turner; as well as many nieces,...
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Margaret Priddy Hairfield

March 16, 1926 - June 4, 2014

HAIRFIELD, Margaret P., 88, of Highland Springs, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Priddy; brother, Gray Priddy "Honey"; and husband, Eddie W. Hairfield. Margaret is survived by her children, Gwendolyn James (Frederick), Carolyn Toth, Karen Younkers "Susie" (Dave); brother, Raymond Priddy "Beanie"; grandchildren, Michelle and Tracey Toth,...
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Sandra Lee Thompson

June 6, 1945 - June 3, 2014

Sandra L. Thompson, 68, of Richmond passed away on June 3, 2014. She was the daughter of the late George and Tiny Thomas and was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert S. Thompson. Sandra is survived by her daughter, Teresa J. Vaseleck (Joe); son, Mack Jefferies (Cassie); grandchildren, M. Shane McGee, Mackenzie, Jerzie, and Lil' Mack Jefferies; aunt, Babe Olgers; beloved dog, Elvis; as well as...
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