Our Obituaries

Gleason Frederick Dale

January 21, 1926 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Shirley Gray Newsom

May 8, 1926 - March 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Dolores Kasky Posenau

January 11, 1932 - March 21, 2017

Dolores Kasky Posenau, 85, of Henrico, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She retired from Stone Container Company and was a member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church, the Dorcas Sunday School Class and the Eastern Star. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, John H. Posenau, Jr.; son, Dr. Jerry L. Posenau ...
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Helen Pryor Moore

March 24, 1920 - March 20, 2017

MOORE, Helen Pryor, 96, of Petersburg passed away Monday, March 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Scott Moore, Jr.; and her son Robert S. "Bobby" Moore, III. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Carol Hawley; granddaughter, Marie Boger (Bill); great-granddaughters Madelyn and Sarah; and daughter-in-law Nancy Moore. Graveside Services will be held on...
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Timmy Timothy Ladd

June 8, 1957 - March 20, 2017

Howard Timothy "Timmy" Ladd went to be with our Lord on March 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, John Paul Ladd Sr. He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Rose Ladd; children, Tanya Shiflett, Zachary Ladd and Roz Ladd; three grandchildren, three great-grandkids; his brothers, Rick and John Ladd Jr. and his niece and nephews. He was a local musician for most of his life,...
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Myrtle B. Parrish

April 30, 1921 - March 19, 2017

Myrtle Booth Parrish passed away on March19, 2017. She is preceded on death by her husband Sam E. Parrish; two sons, Sam & Buckey; grandson, Bill Sharpe and daughter, Frances Upchurch. She is survived by her daughters, Jean & Carrie Robinson. Online condolences may be conveyed at www.nelsencares.com.Visitation Nelsen Funeral HomeThursday, March 23, 20172:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m...
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Timothy Dwayne Sensabaugh

February 12, 1965 - March 18, 2017

Timothy D. (Timmy)Sensabaugh, 52, departed this life suddenly after having by-pass surgery on March 18, 2017. Timmy left us holding on to the hand of his father, Robert; sister, Terrie and grandmother who loved him dearly. They are all together now reunited with our Lord in heaven. He is survived by his son, Samuel (Sam); mother, Priscilla; sisters, Renee' Gardner and Cindy S. Enroughty (Brad)....
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Sidney Burcham Lowery

May 28, 1935 - March 17, 2017

LOWERY, Sidney Burcham, 81, of Henrico, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born on May 28, 1935 in Crewe, Va. to the late Mary Stanley Burcham and Herman Sidney Burcham. Sidney was a longtime member and pianist at Varina Baptist Church. She had a love for traveling to places both near and far with her family and friends. Sidney was a kindergarten teacher for many years at Fellowship...
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Jack W. Stepp

September 13, 1954 - March 15, 2017

Jack W. Stepp, 62, of Henrico, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmo and Maxie Stepp; and his wife, Deborah Stepp. Left to cherish his memory are his longtime girlfriend and caregiver, Teresa "Weezy" Henry; longtime fishing buddy and friend, John Henry; Rickey Henry, who was like the brother he never got to know; and Renee Carter, who...
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Barbara Gay Merrifield McKinney

November 14, 1942 - March 13, 2017

Barbara Gay Merrifield McKinney, 74, of Highland Springs, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017. She was born on November 14, 1942, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Barbara attended St. Patrick's High School in Iowa. She furthered her education at Clarke College and earned her bachelor's degree from Iowa State University. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in New Kent, Va. Barbara...
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Allen Dudley Atkins

November 11, 1947 - March 11, 2017

Allen "Bubba" Dudley Atkins, 69, passed away after a long struggle with COPD on Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Richmond, Va. He was born November 11, 1947 in Richmond, Va. with four sisters, Pat, Judy, Diane and Sissy; and two brothers, Larry and Danny. He spent a wonderful 35 years with Glenda Pollay. Together they raised one daughter, Vanessa; and four sons, Shane, Nathan, Matthew and Dalton. ...
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Claude Laverne Miller

September 2, 1947 - March 9, 2017

Claude Miller Jr., 69, passed away on March 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Lora Miller; and his brothers, Randall and Dwayne. He is survived by his sisters, Teresa (Bill) and Patricia, among numerous family and friends. Arrangements for cremation are with Nelsen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association or...
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Rebecca J. Breeden

January 25, 1937 - March 8, 2017

Rebecca J. Breeden, 80, of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, and sisters. Rebecca is survived by her children, Debra "Susie" Pittman (Ronald) and Hugh "Herman" Clark (Nancy); grandchildren, Bruce Pittman (Kim) and Robert Pittman; great-grandchild, Tyler Pittman; nieces, Cheryl Valenti and Janet Wilson; and nephews. The family...
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Margaret Taylor Berry

June 22, 1927 - March 6, 2017

Margaret Taylor Berry, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, born and raised in the Afton Mountains, departed this life surrounded by family to be with her Holy Father on Monday, March 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl "Leon" Taylor; second husband, Robert "Bob" Berry; daughters, Sharon Taylor and Joan Garnett; and siblings, Phil, Alice, Mildred and...
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Richard Leslie Marr,

March 4, 1948 - March 4, 2017

Richard L. "Biddie" Marr, Jr., 69, of Charles City, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Richard was a master welder and fabricator. He served in the U.S. Army as a weapon specialist deployed to Germany for two years during the Vietnam War. Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Virginia Grubbs; father, Richard Leslie Marr Sr.; and wife of 20 years, Frances Marr. Left to...
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Joyce Lee Slaughter

November 12, 1932 - February 27, 2017

SLAUGHTER, Joyce Wash, 84, of Sandston, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Elsie Wash; and a sister, Peggy Atkins. She is survived by her husband, Roy "Sonny" Slaughter; children, Bo Slaughter (Mary Catherine), Lynne Bew (Bubba), Donna Massey (Jess), Bill Slaughter and Cindy Brown (John); eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren....
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David Addison Rose

December 20, 1947 - February 27, 2017

David Addison Rose, 69, of Goochland, passed away on February 7, 2017. He was born in Massachusetts on December 20th, 1947 and was employed by VCU in the General Services Department. A visitation will be held on March 7, 2017 from 11 am-3 pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond. A graveside service will be held on March 8, 2017 at 1 pm at Forest Lawn Cemetery, where interment...
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Joyce Lee Slaughter

November 12, 1932 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Betty J. Cochran

January 26, 1942 - February 26, 2017

COCHRAN, Betty J., 75, was born January 26, 1942 in Lancaster PA. She went home to her Lord on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband, Earl C "Jim" Cochran, Jr., she is survived by children: Rob Petres (Lea), Frances Adams (Mark), Suzanne Stricker (Kurt), Randy Petres (Mary), Bill Cochran (Debbie) and Katy Wilde (David); grandchildren: Nathan Adams, Rachel Adams, Sydney...
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James Lawrence Heit

April 2, 1947 - February 24, 2017

James L. "Jimmy" Heit, 69, of Henrico passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was a foreman and master machinist at Reynold's Metals. He enjoyed Drag Racing and was a member of the Dead End Gang. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Heit and is survived by his children, Danny Heit (Kay), Angela Heit, Ann Lorene Heit and Tabatha Ann Heit; grandchildren,...
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Bryan Lane Griffith

November 16, 1984 - February 22, 2017

With his gentle kindness and unyielding wit, Bryan Lane Griffith, 32, lost his battle with epilepsy (SUDEP) on February 22, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Emily Ferguson; mother, Janet Blackwell; father, Lane Griffith; step-mom, Linda Griffith; sister, Kimberly Foutz (Michael); nephew, Oliver; mother-in-law, Susan Ferguson; and his uncle and friend, Mark Troia. Griff went through...
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Millard Hilton Dean,

October 19, 1922 - February 20, 2017

DEAN, Millard Hilton Sr., was born in Powhatan, Virginia on October 19, 1922, to Ethyl Horton Dean and James Dean. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Constance Whitlow Dean; and his 11 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Beverly; his son, Rusty; his daughter-in-law, Tee; his grandson, Tres; and his granddaughter, Maddy. Shortly after Pearl Harbor, Hilton joined...
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Sheila Ann Kelly

March 6, 1944 - February 19, 2017

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Rick Vaughan Lewis,

December 4, 1946 - February 16, 2017

LEWIS, Rick Vaughan, Sr., 70, of Mechanicsville, Va., passed away on February 16, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with melanoma. He was a graduate of North Carolina State University and operated his own business, Spectrum Restoration Carpet Care and Dyeing. Prior to his recent retirement, he was employed as a sales specialist at Lowe's. Rick was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army and served...
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Delores V. Chinault

April 13, 1934 - February 12, 2017

CHINAULT, Delores V., 83, of Glen Allen, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 12, 2017. She was preceded in passing by her husband, Charlie R. Chinault and parents, James and Daisy Causey. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah C. Stanley; two sons, Melvin S. Chinault Sr. and Bruce W. Chinault (Traci); 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. She was...
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Willis E. Cottrell,

August 29, 1946 - February 11, 2017

Willis E. "Bill" Cottrell, Jr., 70, of Sandston, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis E. Cottrell, Sr. and Dorothy Cottrell of Sandston. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Robin Tomes Cottrell; son, David Cottrell (Wendy) of Sandston; step-children, Kevin and Betina; seven grandchildren; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in...
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Bernard Lee Bowery,

December 4, 1928 - February 11, 2017

BOWERY Jr., Bernard Lee, 88, of Henrico, passed away on February 11th, 2017. He worked as a carpenter with VDOT and served his country honorably as a Navy Seabee for 27 years. Bernard was also a member of the VFW. He is predeceased by his parents, Bernard L. Bowery, Sr. and Minnie Grubbs Bowery; wife, Sarah Hughes Bowery; brothers, William Leroy and Charles Ryland Bowery. Bernard is survived by...
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Lillie B. Parnell

March 4, 1934 - February 10, 2017

PARNELL, Lillie Barlow, 82, of Henrico, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017. Lillie was kind and loving and with a green thumb at heart she enjoyed tending to her garden. With all the love she gave, she will receive much more as she will be missed by so many. Left to cherish Lillie's memory are her loving husband of 22 years, Eugene; sons, Gene Mickles Jr. (Peggy) and Jimmy Mickles (Charlotte);...
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Donald Lee Burton,

December 8, 1959 - February 9, 2017

BURTON Jr., Donald L., 57, of Deltaville, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017. He was once the owner of Burton's Auto. He loved the water, and a day well spent, was out on his boat fishing the day away. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Burton; parents, Donald and Ann Burton; sister, Sherri Brockwell (Butch); children, Shawn Burton (B.J.), Kevin Burton (Fallon); grandchildren, Bryce and...
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Thomas Edward Gibson

June 1, 1931 - February 7, 2017

Thomas Edward Gibson, 85, of Highland Springs, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 66 years, Ethel W.C. Gibson; father, John Edward Gibson; mother, Cammie Lawhorne Gibson; sisters, Jeanette Gibson, Dorothy (Richard) Dunn, Ann (Junior) Umphlet, Jr., and Betty (Albert) Hoover; and brother, Bobby G. Gibson. Thomas served in the United States...
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Ora Lee Howard Gillend

March 12, 1925 - February 6, 2017

Ora Lee Howard Gillend, 91, of Varina, went to be with her Lord on February 6, 2017. She is survived by her loving family; her daughter, Rhonda Lanham (Earl); seven grandchildren, Toni (Bruce), Michael (Lori), Jimmy, Sonja (David), Tiffany (Luis), Chastity (Joseph), and Sheena; twelve great-grandchildren, Joseph (Lexi), Kristen (Colby), Brittany, Kendra (Bryce), Chelsea (Ryan), Lauren (John),...
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Kiva Elizabeth Smith

December 8, 1960 - February 4, 2017

SMITH, Kiva E., 56, of Richmond, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Her greatest joy came from dancing and her cat Pete was always by her side when watching television. Kiva was always very caring, helpful and generous woman. She was also a very strong woman and proudly served as a Sargent for 10 years in the U.S. Air Force, where she was an accomplished Marksman. But, not only did she...
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Elizabeth Ann Crouse

June 15, 1961 - January 30, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Crouse, 55, of Quinton, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Paschall; daughters, Jennifer Hannabass and Amanda Petrocelli; four grandchildren; brother, Lonnie Crouse; sisters, Kathy Crouse and Margaret Logan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers,...
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Harold Thomas Reynolds

January 24, 1926 - January 30, 2017

Harold T. "Plucky" Reynolds, 91, of Sandston, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 30, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Nannie Reynolds; brothers, Garland, Bill and Phil Reynolds; and sisters, Edith Throckmorton and Bettie Snellings. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 70 years, Jean K. Reynolds; sons, Mark T. (Linda), Stephen K., and John E. ...
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Sue Deyerle Collie

April 26, 1938 - January 26, 2017

Sue Deyerle Colie, 78, of Sandston, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Scott and Ruby Wells Deyerle; and her son, Joseph Scott Collie. Sue worked most of her life as a nanny. She was an avid horse lover and painter. Sue was a graduate of Highland Springs High School. She is survived by her sister, nieces and several cousins. Left to cherish...
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Tina Louise Howard

December 7, 1960 - January 26, 2017

Tina Louise Clark Howard, 56, of Highland Springs, VA departed this life on January 26th, 2017 after an extended illness. She found her passion early in life as a hairdresser and was a successful business owner of Styles by the Oscars Hair Salon. She was also an avid cat lover and devoted her life caring for them. They gave her many hours of happiness and joy. Tina was preceded in death by her...
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Helen Jordan Bryant

June 1, 1927 - January 26, 2017

Helen Jordan Bryant, 89, of Richmond passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Her smiling blue eyes, loving spirit, quiet support and guidance will be missed by all who knew her. She was retired from Reynolds International and was a long time member of St. John's Catholic Church. She was past president of St. John's Council of Women and past president of Powhatan Junior Woman's Club. She was...
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Tommy Ray Reed

June 19, 1940 - January 25, 2017

REED, Tommy Ray, 76, of Quinton, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Quinton and Mary Reed; his sister Judy and brother-in-law Jim Mendenhall; and his brother-in-law Richard Mitchell. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Reed; children Mary Kathryn Keith (James), Anthony Reed, and Tommy Ray Reed, Jr. (Kelly); six grandchildren whom he...
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Glenn Francis Veselik

November 5, 1929 - January 22, 2017

VESELIK, Mr. Glenn F., 87, of Richmond, formerly of Sandston, Va., retired and former vice president of Central Belting, Hose and Rubber Co., husband of Billie Veselik. Glenn F. Veselik, our beloved husband, father and "Papa," passed into Heaven Sunday, January 22, 2017, after a year of failing health. He is survived by his wife, Billie; his daughter, Cathleen Armistead (Keith);...
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Emory Franks Moseley

December 20, 1928 - January 22, 2017

MOSELEY, Emory F., 88, of Varina, passed away on January 22, 2017. He was born on December 20, 1928 in Ebony, Va. Emory was preceded in death by his parents, James Branford and Fannie (Reid) Moseley; two brothers, Bobby and Freddy Moseley; and his beloved wife of 64 years, Virginia S. Moseley. He is survived in life by his son, Gary Moseley; two daughters, Donna Coleman (Jim) and Terri Lumpkin ...
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Delphia Crystal Pavlick

September 15, 1930 - January 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Bruce Edward Barton

November 19, 1937 - January 20, 2017

Bruce Edward Barton 79, of Quinton passed away January 20, 2017. He was a mechanic "fixer" for Philip Morris, and served in the United States Navy. Bruce loved woodworking, fishing, and playing with his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gladys Aldridge and Raymond Barton; siblings, Lenny Barton, Mary Anne Charles (Billie), and Cindy B. Barton. Bruce is survived by his wife,...
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Mark Benjamin Robins

April 24, 1952 - January 18, 2017

Mark Benjamin Robins, 64, of Sandston, Virginia abandoned his battle with cancer to find peace in the arms of The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 18, 2017. Mark was preceded in death by his father W.A. "Bushead" Robins and his brother Kent Robins. He is survived by his mother Frances Robins and his beloved wife of 42 years, Teresa Pastore Robins. Mark was a loving and active Father and...
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Jack E. Newsom

January 19, 1947 - January 17, 2017

NEWSOM, Jack E., 69, of Highland Springs, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Born on Sunday, January 19, 1947, Jack was the son of Shirley and Norma Newsom. Jack joined the United States Air Force in 1967. Left to cherish his memory are his sister Shirley Lathrum (Alan); niece Judy Hall; nephew Tim Powell; and great-nieces Ashley and Michelle (Keith). Jack's family will receive friends for...
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Dennis Ray Cable

September 16, 1948 - January 17, 2017

Dennis "Buddy," Cable, 68, of Sandston Va., went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. He was surrounded by family and friends. Buddy loved people and horses. As a horse trainer and instructor, he helped many 4-H students, acting as a mentor and father figure to countless children and families. He will always be remembered for his larger-than-life personality and giving...
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Alfred Holloway,

February 19, 1954 - January 17, 2017

HOLLOWAY, Alfred "Bubba" E., Jr., 62, of Quinton, passed away from a sudden illness brought on by complications of kidney and liver failure on January 17, 2017. Bubba was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Doris Holloway; and a son, Richard Tinsley Jr. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 41 years, Donna; son, Jason Holloway (Lynda); daughter, Kim Reynolds; grandchildren...
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Benjamin Cleveland LaPrade

September 3, 1939 - January 16, 2017

LaPrade, Benjamin Cleveland, Jr. departed this life on January 16, 2017. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Elizabeth Reed LaPrade and his parents, Benjamin and Mildred LaPrade. He is survived by his children, Brian C. LaPrade (Amy), Renee E. Collier (Warren), Troy W. LaPrade (Malinda); grandchildren, Courtney Collier, Brittany LaPrade, Brian LaPrade, Jr., Liz LaPrade, and Julia...
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Dorothy Davis Cordle

February 22, 1935 - January 15, 2017

Dorothy Davis Cordle, 81, of Henrico, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, January 15, 2017. She was a member of Sandston Baptist Church and graduated from Highland Springs H.S., class of 1955. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Carroll Cordle; and brothers, Buster and Jimmy Davis. Survived by her children, Kenny (Gabrielle), Gayle Pega (Bill), Wayne Cordle, and Betty Ragsdale ...
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Lawrence Harry Wittman

November 13, 1926 - January 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Jamie Louise Collins Powers

April 28, 1919 - January 12, 2017

POWERS, Jamie Louise Collins, 97, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2017. Born in Surry County, NC, to Leila Myrtle Vernon and James Edgar Collins, she did not meet her father until his return from France after WWI. The young family moved to Amelia County, Virginia, to live near their extended Vernon family. Jamie graduated from Amelia HS at 16 and moved to Richmond to attend business school...
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Spencer Parsons

May 8, 1931 - January 11, 2017

PARSONS, Spencer,Jr., 85, of Ashland, passed away January 11, 2017. He served a brief time in the United States Army, and then started his career in the United States Air Force. He was a Prisoner Of War during the Korean War, and also served during the Vietnam War. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed westerns, working on cars, and making people laugh. He never met a stranger, and will be missed...
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Elben Glyde Frame

March 4, 1952 - January 10, 2017

FRAME, Elben Glyde, 64, of Richmond, passed away January 10, 2017. He was a loving husband, and was a member of The Shepherd's Chapel. He was a lifetime talented musician and singer, who played with various bands around Richmond. Elben and his wife, Frankie, formed the band, Born Again Country, where they sang praises to the Lord for many years, along with lifelong friend, Bobby Seal. He combined...
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James Lonnie Richmond

August 15, 1939 - January 7, 2017

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Geneva Stoops Curlee Gifford

October 1, 1926 - January 7, 2017

Geneva Stoops Curlee Gifford, 90 years old, was called home to be with her Lord and beloved husband, Leonard B. Gifford, on January 7, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, Bill and Annie Jones Stoops of Cleveland, Tennessee. She leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Mary Cecchettini; brother, Morgan Stoops (Libby); son, Bernard H. Curlee, Jr. (Sherry); daughter, Patricia Curlee Reynolds ...
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Danny R. Patterson

April 16, 1951 - January 7, 2017

Danny R. Patterson, 65, of Highland Springs, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. He worked for IW Local 28 for 45 years where he received his Lifetime Membership Award. He was preceded in death by his father, E.J. Patterson; two brothers, Roger (Shorty P.) and Charles. Danny is survived by his mother, Geraldine Patterson; four children, Shawn (Nancy), Nichole (Barry), Kristen, and E.J. (Amanda...
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Nancy Jean Arnold

October 19, 1940 - January 6, 2017

ARNOLD, Nancy Jean, 76, of Henrico, Va., passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017, in Richmond, Va. She was born in Bassett, Va. on October 19, 1940. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Hollis and Mary Bess Maye; brothers, Julian and Michael Maye; sisters, Mildred Jones and Betty Jo Coates; and daughter, Deborah Tulisiak. She is survived by her devoted husband of 41 years, Robert Edwin...
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Mary Elsie Jepsen

September 5, 1915 - January 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Bettie Gray Turner

March 7, 1930 - January 5, 2017

TURNER, Bettie Gray, 86, of Henrico, passed away January 5, 2017. Bettie began singing in a church choir at the age of 9, and sang in the Oakwood Memorial Baptist Church choir for 45 years. Her greatest love was family. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and her kind and loving presence will be missed by all those who cared for her. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Matthew...
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Lettie Mae Umber Cullom

March 8, 1932 - January 4, 2017

CULLOM, Lettie Mae Umber, 84, of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. She was born in Charles City, Va., to Phil and Molly Umber. Lettie spent most of her adult life in Baltimore, Md., and will be returning home to Charles City, Va. for eternal rest. She was preceded in death by her parents. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, John Cullom Sr.; children, John Cullom...
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Mary Sayles Trevilian

May 21, 1938 - January 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Linda Marie Card

March 23, 1958 - January 1, 2017

***SERVICE CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER/SNOW***CARD, Linda Marie, 58, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Drewyor. Left to cherish her memory are her fiance, Brad Marshall; beloved dogs, Lucky and T; children, Jason Card (Le-ron), Cathy Card (James) and Jennifer Farmer (Jonathan); grandchildren, Chrislen, Brison, Brilen, Nathan and...
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Christopher Alan Robertson

December 6, 1977 - December 30, 2016

Christopher Alan Robertson suddenly left us to go and be with the Lord on December 30th, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Laura and their four daughters, Kendall, Taylor, Ava, and Emmaline. He is also survived by his parents, Michael and Donna Robertson; a brother, Michael (Tammi and Zachary); and two sisters, Blair (Shaun and Makayla) and Courtney. Chris was a loyal and...
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Elly Joseph Huggins

June 12, 1949 - December 30, 2016

HUGGINS, Elly Joseph, 67, of Quinton, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Mannley Joseph Huggins, and his mother, Carrie Mae Jacobs. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sylvia J. Huggins; and his son, Raymond E. Godsey, II. (Tabitha). The family will receive friends for a memorial gathering on Wednesday, January 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Nelsen...
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Lynn Cousins Scott

August 4, 1953 - December 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Mary Elizabeth Grizzard

August 19, 1922 - December 29, 2016

GRIZZARD, Mary Elizabeth, 94, died December 29, 2016. Born August 19, 1922 to Mattie and Rev. John Wrenn, she was predeceased by her husband, R. Stuart Grizzard; brother, Ernest Wrenn Jr.; sister-in-law, Anne Wrenn; and stepson, Robert Grizzard. She is survived by her nephews, Charles and Michael Wrenn; and stepdaughters, Patricia Grizzard Tetlow and Carol Grizzard Browning. Mary Lib graduated...
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Jerry Linwood Olgers

October 9, 1950 - December 28, 2016

OLGERS, Jerry Linwood, also known as Uncle Baldy, 66, of Varina, played his last gig on December 28, 2016. He was a member of Union Local 10. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sherry Olgers. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Chris A. Olgers; three daughters, Julie A. Olgers, Tina B. Griffin, and Tracy A. Fadley (Danny); Baldy's Baseball Team of 12 grandchildren and four great...
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Peggy Lee Gentry

May 19, 1943 - December 28, 2016

GENTRY, Peggy Lee, 73, of Sandston, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Peggy was a loyal Nabisco employee for 32 years. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Ann Turner. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Theresa Diane Buffin (Charles Tucker); granddaughter Leigh Ann Doss (Jarrett); grandsons Shane Lee Gentry and Claude Lloyd Turner; great-granddaughters Madison,...
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Wilber Binford Jones,

October 25, 1928 - December 27, 2016

JONES, Wilber Binford Jr., 88, went to be with Jesus on December 27, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife, Daphne Louise Stevens Jones; son, Wilber Binford Jones III (Chip); daughter, Marsha Jones Grahek (Jim); stepdaughter, Patricia Ratcliffe Nuttall (David); four grandchildren, James Grahek Jr., Elizabeth Gail Grahek Brown, William Thomas Binford Grahek and Kevin Jeffrey Steven Grahek; and...
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Granville Arnold Cash

July 22, 1937 - December 24, 2016

CASH, Granville Arnold, 79, of Sandston, passed away December 24, 2016. He was preceded in death by his partner, Bob Mattingly; parents, Osborne C. and Irene B. Cash; and sister, Patricia Jordan. He is survived by his brothers, Gordon M. Cash of South Haven, MS, Robert C. Cash (Margaret), and Thomas R. Cash (Karen); nieces, Tabatha Cash and Michelle "Mickey" Cash; and number of other nieces and...
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Joseph Patrick Sweeney

March 17, 1951 - December 22, 2016

SWEENEY, Joseph Patrick, 65, of Henrico, finally became tired of waiting on the women in his life and went ahead without us on December 22nd, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife, Polly, whom he fondly referred to as the "Mother of most of his children"; his favorite eldest daughter, Jennifer Brown and her partner, Jack, of Quincy, Massachusetts; his favorite middle daughter, Elizabeth Sweeney...
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Claude Swanson Fitz,

June 3, 1930 - December 22, 2016

Claude Swanson Fitz Jr., 86, of Richmond passed away, Thursday, December 22, 2016. Claude was a member of Corinth United Methodist Church, served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, was a Master Mason at Sandston Masonic lodge #216 A.F & A.M., and a former bus driver for Trailways. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Fitz and second wife, Virginia Fitz. Claude is...
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Robert Henry Gruber

October 30, 1946 - December 21, 2016

Robert "Bobby" Henry Gruber, 70, of Hanover passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016. He was retired from the City of Richmond Fire Department and Police Department. He graduated from John Marshall High School and served in the U. S. Army. He loved Hot Rod cars, NASCAR, drag racing and hanging out with his friends at Hardee's. He is survived by his wife, Theresa Jordan; children, Troy Gruber and...
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Carl Alton Griffith

July 23, 1931 - December 20, 2016

Carl Alton Griffith, 85, of Richmond went to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 20, 2016. He was the owner of Carl's Auto Repair and a member of Grove Baptist Church- Goldvein VA. Carl served in the United States Navy (Aviation Ordinance) during the Korean War and received the National Defense Service Medal. He was a Mason and a member of the FOPA. Carl had a passion for fishing and computer...
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Christopher Matthew Trimble

March 20, 1974 - December 19, 2016

TRIMBLE, Christopher Matthew, 42, of Sandston, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016. He worked for Richmond City Public Schools and was a member of Corinth United Methodist Church. Christopher was a graduate of Highland Springs High School and he enjoyed racing RC cars. He will be remembered as a loving father, loyal friend, and a great son. Christopher was preceded in death by his father...
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Bettyjo Maye Coates

March 14, 1949 - December 18, 2016

COATES, Bettyjo Maye, 67, of Highland Springs, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 18, 2016. She was surrounded by her children, Nicole Clayton, Danny Metz, Myra Coates and Travis McGann. Her beloved partner, Robert Streeby, never left her side. Mom was a lovely soul that did her best to comfort those around her be they strangers, former patients, children from the neighborhood, family...
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Robert Tucker Tomlin

May 27, 1943 - December 18, 2016

TOMLIN, Robert "Buck" Tucker, 73, of Mechanicsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 18, 2016, surrounded by his friends and family. He was a retired millwright with Lucent Technologies and a member of Sandston Baptist Church where he was a Deacon. Buck served in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman First Class where he earned a Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon. He enjoyed...
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Alice Louise Thomas

August 19, 1928 - December 18, 2016

Alice Louise Thomas, 88, of Henrico, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016. She was a member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church. Alice is preceded in death by her parents, Gracie Griffith and Richard Griffith; brother, Leroy Griffith; sisters, Elise Moyer and Joyce Clark. She is survived by her children, Carol Purcell and Richard Franklin Thomas; nieces, Brenda Gillespie (William), Nancy Clark,...
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Darren W. Mahoney

March 30, 1998 - December 17, 2016

MAHONEY, Darren W., 18, of Varina, passed away on December 17th, 2016. He was a freshman at Radford University and a member of Hardy Central Baptist Church. Darren was a loyal, loving son and friend. He enjoyed racing dirt bikes, playing volleyball and baseball, and spending time with his family and friends. Darren is preceded in death by his Aunt Tina. He is survived by his mother, Stacy Cooper;...
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Mary P. Osbourne

January 31, 1937 - December 15, 2016

OSBOURNE, Mary Frances "Sis," 79, of Varina, who was born on January 31, 1937, went to be with the Lord on December 15th, 2016. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Billie and Gene Poole; her husband, Richard G. Osbourne, Sr.; and her sister, Cary Lee Dowdy. She is survived by her sons, Richard G. Osbourne, Jr. (Jill) and Joseph E. Osbourne (Robin); daughter, Barbara L. Osbourne ...
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Shirley Sylvia Creasey

June 27, 1935 - December 15, 2016

CREASEY, Shirley S., 81, of Henrico, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ray and Bobby; and sister, Marion. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 35 years, Sam Creasey; her siblings, Gordon and Frances; her children, Wanda, Billy, Rebecca, Robert, Teresa, Mark, Ben, Rose, and Tim; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A...
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Sandra June Hambright

June 29, 1940 - December 14, 2016

Sandra June Hambright, 76, of Charles City passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Sandy enjoyed cooking, reading, bird watching, traveling to Ohio with her husband and spending quality time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. She also loved her flowers and gardening. She was a former floral designer for Rivah Flowers and Strange's Florist and was a member of Montrose...
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Sharon Darlene Buck

September 3, 1946 - December 14, 2016

BUCK, Sharon D., 70, of Sandston, passed away December 14, 2016. She is survived by her children, Tammy Fowlkes, and husband, Irvine, Kevin Byington, Wendy Cottrell, and husband, David, and Benjamin Byington; grandchildren, Olivia Fowlkes, Meghan Whittington, and husband, Seth, Hunter Byington, Nicholas Williams, and Jamie Gregory, and husband, Paul; great-grandchildren, Adalyn Fowler, Tripper...
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Peggy Williamson

December 29, 1933 - December 13, 2016

Williamson, Peggy, 82, of Richmond, died peacefully at her home in Sandston on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Peggy was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Williamson; son, Greg Williamson; daughters, Carolyn Williamson and Catherine Boehling (John); two grandchildren, Caroline and Michael Boehling; dear friend, Dot Purks; and other relatives and...
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Gilbert Warren McLean

August 4, 1941 - December 11, 2016

MCLEAN, Gilbert Warren, Jr., 75, of Quinton, Va., passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016. He was a retired Industrial Engineer with AT&T and a member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church. Gilbert received his bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert Warren McLean Sr. and Ruth Dixon McLean. Left to cherish his...
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Ann Stephens

December 7, 1927 - December 11, 2016

STEPHENS, Annie "Ann" G., 89, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Quinton "Steve" Stephens. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Linda "Sue" Cheatham (Jeff), Pat Austin (Dale) and Ray "Gene" Stephens (Nina Rountree); grandchildren, Jamie Cheatham (Brandee), Jennifer Rew (Jeff), Karen Austin and Steve Austin; great-grandchildren,...
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William E. Wallace,

July 5, 1938 - December 7, 2016

William E. Wallace Jr (Bill), of Prince George, passed away on December 7, 2016. He was predeceased by his parents, William Elmo and Catherine Wallace; and his brother, John Lewis Wallace. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; his daughters, Kim Andrews (Larry), Kim Basye, Tina Williams (Hudson), Jill Jones (Todd); sisters, Betty Jean Prince (Ken), Frances Hatcher, Elizabeth Baker (David); brother,...
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Robert Tigue Snead

October 29, 1936 - December 4, 2016

Robert Tigue Snead 80, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016. He was a member of Highland Springs Church of the Nazarene. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Ann Snead; children, Robin Shanklin, Donnie Snead and Ronnie Snead; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, three sisters; one brother and close relative, Denise and...
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Brenda Estes Holloway

February 15, 1954 - December 4, 2016

HOLLOWAY, Brenda Estes, 62, of Chesterfield, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Virginia Estes; brother, Ernest Estes, Jr.; and sister, Darlene Watkins. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Melissa Stahl (Michael) and Shawn Paul (Amanda Walters); grandchildren, Alexis Grow, Cameron Stahl, Keegan Stahl, and Haylee Paul; sisters,...
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Mary Hiser Wood

September 3, 1918 - December 4, 2016

Mary Hiser Wood, 98, of Richmond passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Harry E. Wood; and two sisters, Marie H. Grove and Mabel H. Waymack. She was a past member of Bellwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, where her husband was the pastor, and attended other churches after his death including First Pentecostal Holiness Church and The Ray of Hope...
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Warren LaRue Brownie

February 16, 1948 - December 1, 2016

BROWNIE, Warren LaRue, 68, of Varina, passed away December 1, 2016. Warren was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and was honored with two Purple Hearts. He was also a retired Jetway Technician. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernie Jack Brownie, Sr. and Norma Jean Brownie; and siblings, Ernie Jack Brownie, Jr., Richard Wayne Brownie, and Mariana Brownie Reed. He is...
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David Crawford Cover

March 23, 1932 - December 1, 2016

COVER, David Crawford, 84, of Highland Springs, passed away December 1, 2016. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, and was a teacher for Henrico County for 33 years. David was a black belt in karate, an avid Redskins fan, and a great lover of cats. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcellus and Dorothy Cover; and children, Norma Breeden and Anthony "Tony" Cover. He...
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Lawrence Edward Butler

April 1, 1935 - November 30, 2016

BUTLER, Lawrence E, Sr., born April 1, 1935, passed away November 30, 2016. A Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was predeceased by his wife, Louise; and son, Patrick. He is survived by his sons, Larry, Clarence, Donald, Shawn (Shirley) and Richard; grandchildren, Steven, Sierra and Donald Butler Jr; brother, Clarence; and sisters, Catherine, Madeline, and Ann. Visitation will be held at Nelsen...
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Louise P. Howard

December 25, 1923 - November 29, 2016

Louise P. Howard, 92, went to be with the Lord on November 29, 2016. She was the daughter of William Z. and Gertrude Phipps. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert C. Howard; stepdaughter, Trudie H. Knight; stepson, Robert G. Howard; two grandchildren, Angela New (Chris), and William Shaw (Melissa); one cousin, Barbara Tate; and several greatgrandchildren. The family will receive...
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Marvin Whitfield Locks

April 28, 1929 - November 27, 2016

LOCKS, Marvin "Sonny" Whitfield Sr., 87, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, Thelma G. Locks; daughters, Linda Ledford (Bruce) and Sandra Ferguson; son, Bubba Locks (Debbie); granddaughter, Joy Poteat (Scott); great-granddaughter, Addie; and dear neighbors, Ronnie and Paula Cook. A graveside service will be held...
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Bill B. Johnson

March 6, 1927 - November 25, 2016

William B. Johnson, 89, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016, at his home surrounded by family and loving friends. William retired from Philip Morris with 38 years of service. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Marion of 58 years. Bill is survived by his three sons, William H. (Nancy), Danny (Sandra), and David; four grandchildren, D.J., Stephanie, Casey, and Devin; two...
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Stuart Ray Haislop

October 19, 1936 - November 24, 2016

HAISLOP, Stuart Ray, 80, of Charles City, passed away on November 24, 2016. He retired as a conductor for the CSX Railroad. His love of the Chesapeake Bay was known by all. Ray was preceded in death by his mother, Florence; stepdad, Floyd; and beloved brother, Bubbie. He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Ricky; stepsons, Wray Austin (Beth) and Len Austin; grandchildren, Ricky, Chris, Bryan...
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Charles H. Gates

June 5, 1925 - November 23, 2016

GATES, Charles Henry, 91, of Henrico, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Gates Moss (John F.); his father, Charles H. Gates; and his loving wife of 64 years, Joyce Utz Gates. Charles is survived by his five sons, Charlie (Teresa), Steve (Brenda), Mike, John (Ann) and Eddie (Sheila); eight grandchildren, Travis, Stephanie, Chris...
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Dorothy Morrison Hall

September 19, 1930 - November 22, 2016

HALL, Dorothy Morrison, 86, of Richmond went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Arlvin Hall; her parents; and her infant son, Harry Deane Tucker. She is survived by her daughters Deborah Tucker Schieber (Fred) and Joan Carol Hall; sister, Naomi M. Moore; niece Sarah M. Saunders (Jeff); nephew B. Macon Moore, III; and her great...
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Nora R. Faulknier

December 8, 1926 - November 22, 2016

FAULKNIER, Nora R., 89, of Henrico, went to be with our Lord, Tuesday, November 22, 2016. She was retired and enjoyed taking pictures and doing crafts. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Clements; husbands, Granville Breeden and Darius Faulknier; brothers, John, Percy, Stewart and Paul; sisters, Mary Breeden and Georgia Herndon. Nora is survived by her children, David Breeden...
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Marion T. Burns

February 11, 1924 - November 22, 2016

BURNS, Marion Throckmorton, 92, of Sandston, answered God's call on November 22, 2016, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 44 years, James H. Burns. Marion is survived by one sister, Barbara Oates. She was blessed with five loving daughters, Norma Fisher, Bonnie Cheatham (Earl), Linda Edwards (Ray), Robin Wade (Chuck) and Pam Davis (Greg). "Granny...
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