Our Obituaries

Thelma Curtis Milby

May 13, 1921 - March 29, 2015


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John Warren Ritchie

March 10, 1930 - March 28, 2015

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

March 23, 1934 - March 28, 2015


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Wayne English

May 15, 1954 - March 27, 2015

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

November 19, 1921 - March 25, 2015

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

December 20, 1923 - March 22, 2015

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

September 2, 1949 - March 20, 2015

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

January 22, 1930 - March 19, 2015

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

July 12, 1935 - March 18, 2015

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

December 29, 1945 - March 18, 2015


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Woodrow Wilson Smith

October 16, 1912 - March 18, 2015

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

December 31, 1955 - March 18, 2015

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

February 17, 1937 - March 15, 2015

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

January 27, 1937 - March 15, 2015

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

August 7, 1930 - March 15, 2015

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

March 19, 1941 - March 14, 2015

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

April 20, 1923 - March 12, 2015

Ollie James Courtney, 91, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015. He was born on April 20, 1923. Ollie was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Vesley Courtney; son, Edward J. Vesley; two sisters and six brothers. Mr. Courtney was a longtime member of Fairfield Presbyterian Church and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and Korea. He earned a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in...
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Shirley Ann Jones

July 11, 1931 - March 11, 2015

Jones, Shirley Ann Pocklington, 83, of Highland Springs, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Bobby Ray Jones; son, James Fenton Story; and grandson, Zachary Evans Story. Shirley retired from Richmond Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her sons, Norwood D. Twisdale, Jr., Douglas T. Story (Paula), Stephen W. Story (Vicki), Randolph B. Story;...
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Vernon Giles

February 10, 1923 - March 11, 2015

GILES, Vernon, 92, of Sandston, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Frances B. Giles. Vernon was a Seabee in the U. S. Navy during WWII and was retired from Eastern Airlines. He was a member of the Sandston Presbyterian Church and the American Legion Post 242. Mr. Giles is survived by his wife, Bobbie C. Giles; daughter, Carol Kelly ...
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Jean Chenault Burton

February 27, 1933 - March 10, 2015

BURTON, Jean C. 82, of Sandston, entered heavenly rest on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Milton "Tubby" Burton. She is survived by her sister, Shirley Fogg; three children, Donna (Donald) Gill, Milton "Bubba" (Colleen) Burton, Keith (Theresa) Burton; special friend, who was like a daughter, Jennifer Jacobsen; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Family...
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Esther Moore Schwerdtfeger

August 11, 1946 - March 9, 2015

Esther Moore Schwerdtfeger, 68, went to her heavenly home on March 9, 2015 after a valiant battle with cancer. Esther was born to the late Joseph and Hattie Moore, in Richmond Virginia on August 11, 1946. She was raised in a Christian home where the Bible was taught and where the foundations for her strong faith were laid. She came to know her Lord as an adolescent and as an adult introduced Him...
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Loretta Rea Cooke

November 24, 1949 - March 8, 2015

Cooke, Loretta Rea, 65, spread her wings and fluttered peacefully to heaven on Sunday, March 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Laverne Kniesche Rea and Pete Rea. She is survived by three children, Theresa (Jeff) Cooke, David Cooke and Tina C. (Chris) Anderson; seven grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Kristin and Kassie Ferrell, Kayla and CJ Anderson, Raven and Victoria Cooke...
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Elizabeth Anne Madison

August 8, 1935 - March 8, 2015

Elizabeth Anne Gleghorn Tolley Madison, age 79, passed away in the presence of her loving family on Sunday, March 8, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry Dewey Sr. and Elizabeth Perkins Gleghorn; and her first husband, Kirby J. Tolley. Anne was born in Richmond, VA in 1935, and graduated from Thomas Dale High School in 1953. After graduation, she started her career at the Life...
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Frank S. Clark

February 2, 1927 - March 4, 2015

Frank S. Clark, 88, of Henrico passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters. He was a retired machinist with Molins, and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 242, Sandston. Mr. Clark served in the U. S. Navy during WW II on the USS Columbia. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Helen Ferrell Clark; daughter-in...
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Norma Duke Harlow

September 13, 1938 - March 4, 2015

Norma Duke Harlow, aged 76, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd L. and Gladys I. Walls; her first husband, Lawrence D. Duke Jr.; sisters, Elsie Rae and Mildred Driscoll. Norma was born in Lanexa, Virginia and was the youngest of seven children. The family moved to Varina in 1940, where she lived the rest of her life with her husband of...
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Faye Simpson Weaver

January 27, 1937 - March 3, 2015

Weaver, Faye Simpson, 78, of Henrico, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ashby Weaver. Faye was a member of Corinth United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Shores Moyer (Tommy); sister, Doreta Gilman (Lee); three grandchildren, Brandon, Taylor, and Derek Moyer; and a step-brother, William Slade (Betty Lou). A funeral...
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Robert Lloyd Upham

March 30, 1937 - February 27, 2015

Robert L. Upham, 77, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Gladys B. Upham. Robert graduated from Highland Springs High School in 1956. He served in U.S. Army and retired from Nabisco/Kraft Foods. During his leisure, he enjoyed cars and baseball. He was also a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Robert leaves to cherish his memory...
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David Michael Robins

August 8, 1959 - February 26, 2015

ROBINS, David Michael, 55, of Sandston, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Russell Robins, III and Sarah Ammons Robins. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Kathy Farrar Robins; and his son, Benjamin "Ben" Russell Robins, IV; three sisters, Judy R. (Jim) Pittman, Robin R. (Sid) Riggins, and Kim R. Howle; seven nieces; and...
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John Thomas Ferguson

December 28, 1919 - February 26, 2015

Ferguson, John "Jack" Thomas, 95, of Varina, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Myrtle D. Ferguson; six brothers and sisters; and his granddaughter, Sarah Daniel. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Julia Meade Ferguson; their children, Jack Ferguson, Jr. (Leah), Meade Welch (Randy), Bill Ferguson (Susan),...
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Jo Ann Thomas

March 3, 1943 - February 22, 2015

THOMAS, Jo Ann, 71, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, Marguerite C. and Roy E. "Joe" Thomas; brother, Roy E. "Little Joe" Thomas; son, Russell Lee "Rusty" Rice, Jr. Jo Ann is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Pruett; two grandchildren, Tiffany Adkins and Travis Pruett; two great grand-daughters; sister, Peggy Brinkley; and a host of additional...
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Laura Mae Stell

December 31, 1922 - February 22, 2015

Laura Mae DeSelm Stell passed away peacefully on February 22, 2015, Midlothian, VA. Laura was born in New Albany, IN, on December 31, 1922 to Lester & Florence Cooper DeSelm. She was married to Commander Albert Lafayette Stell, Jr., for 65 years and there's a celebration in heaven because they are together again. Laura was a proud member of the Order of Eastern Star of Ft. Wayne for 68 years....
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Thomas Eugene Fadely

February 26, 1920 - February 21, 2015

Fadely, Thomas Eugene, Sr., of Varina, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015, five days shy of his ninety-fifth birthday. He was the son of the late, Charles Lester Fadely and Delia Pence Fadely. Thomas was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Loraine Bottoms Fadely; and his daughter, Elva Lee Fadely Aigner. He is survived by his son, Thomas E. Fadely, Jr. and wife, Charlotte, of Varina;...
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Frederick Morrison Williams

October 26, 1951 - February 20, 2015


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Teddy Max Tignor

October 8, 1942 - February 20, 2015

Teddy Max Tignor passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 at the age of 72. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oakley and Hazel Tignor; brother, John C. Tignor; sister, Bernice Rubarth; and his beloved son, Michael. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Doris Leake Tignor; grandchildren, Christopher and Jennifer Tignor; daughter-in-law, Tina Tignor; brother, Harry D. Tignor (Ruthie) of...
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Kenneth Cofer Barham

March 11, 1929 - February 20, 2015

Kenneth Cofer Barham, 85, a lifetime farmer of Surry County, VA passed away February 20th. He was a 12th generation Barham in Surry County, Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alease S. Barham and daughters, Elizabeth Barham Woodard (Dennis) of Sandston, VA, Mary Ellen Barham of Sandston, VA and Emily Barham Seward (Michael) of Smithfield, VA. He is also survived by four...
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Mildred Louise Butler

October 14, 1923 - February 20, 2015

BUTLER, Mildred L., 91, of Richmond, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert K. Butler. She is survived by her devoted daughters, Barbara J. Butler and Betty B. McMullan; two grandsons, Dr. G. Shelton McMullan (Carrie) and Robert W. McMullan; a great-grandson, C. Grice McMullan; nephews, Ray Lassiter (Jane) and Dave Lassiter (Mary); and...
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Sandra Kay Pike Tate-Kirby

January 20, 1958 - February 19, 2015

Sandra Kay Pike Tate-Kirby, 57, departed this life on Thursday, February 19th, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Franklin D. Pike; her grandparents, Daniel "Dan" Marsh and Ollie Harris Pike and Arthur Tallmadge & Bessie Bell Brammer; and her long time K9 companion, who she missed every day, Dusty. Sandra was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, Grand-daughter, Sister,...
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Jean Willoughby Davis

September 17, 1921 - February 18, 2015

Davis, Jean Willoughby, 93, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Washington, D.C. and Fort Myers, Fl., died on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. She was predeceased by her eldest daughter, Jean Clark Frere (Barrow). She is survived by her daughters, Judith Clark O'Conner (Michael), Bonita Clark, Nancy Hinson (Robert), and Patricia Crutchfield (Richard). She is also survived by nine grandchildren and...
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Stuart Wayne Gill

July 27, 1945 - February 18, 2015

Gill, Stuart Wayne, 69, of Varina, passed away February 18th, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Elizebeth Gill; his daughter, Pamela Aylor (Kyle); his son, Steven (Lynn); three grandchildren, Kurtis & Allison Aylor and James Sullivan. Stuart was a 25-year employee of Bill Talley Ford. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m., with a Celebration of Life...
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Janet S. Englehart

January 15, 1951 - February 18, 2015

Janet S. Englehart, 64, of Richmond passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015. She was a member of Varina Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Englehart, Jr.; three sons, Chris Wakefield (Kathy), Johnathan Wakefield, and John Englehart (Marisa); parents, William and Audrey Smith; five grandchildren; and siblings, Joyce Bailor (Jeff), Mark Smith (Dana) and Patricia "Trish"...
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Mildred Ann Peters Wright

November 1, 1926 - February 17, 2015

Mildred Ann Peters Wright, 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, George O. Wright; son, James R. Wright; grandson, Christopher S. Wright; and companion, Irven Cullingsworth. Mildred retired from Bell Atlantic after 27 years of dedicated service and is a member of Oakwood Memorial Baptist Church. During her leisure, she would enjoy...
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Kathleen Powers Bucker

January 6, 1941 - February 17, 2015

Kathleen Powers Bucker, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. She was predeceased by her parents, Daniel C. Powers Sr. and Ann Collier Powers; sister, Betty Powers Allen; and brothers, William F. Powers, David Walsh Powers Sr., and John Lee Powers. Kathy was a devoted member of Carlisle Baptist Church, who sang in the church choir as well as the Saints Alive choir and enjoyed...
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James Walton

November 1, 1981 - February 15, 2015

On Feb.15, 2015, James Walton unexpectedly passed on to be with the Lord. He was a loving son, twin brother, uncle, nephew, grandson, cousin and friend. James had many hobbies and interests and especially had a love and respect for nature and the outdoors. He is survived by his parents, Joan Walton and Clay Walton; twin sister, Bridget Walton; nephew, Jaden; niece, Sophia; grandmother, Virginia...
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Herman Wayne Geer

December 30, 1943 - February 15, 2015


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Ivy E. Starke

August 5, 1930 - February 13, 2015

STARKE, Ivy "Irish" Esther, 84, of Richmond, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with our Lord and Savior on February 13, 2015 after a long illness. Her steadfast devotion to her family and firm belief in God gave her strength in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. Ivy was preceded in death by her two infants, David and Ronald. She is survived by her dear husband of...
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Lois Harris Sullivan

May 8, 1926 - February 13, 2015

SULLIVAN, Lois Harris, 88 years old, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015. She was born in Richmond, Va. on May 8, 1926. She was the wife of John Louis Sullivan, whom she was to married for 66 years. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Emma Harris; and one sister, Frances Lee Harris. She is survived by her husband, John L. Sullivan; three sons, David (Marilyn), Douglas (Marcia) and...
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Shirley Carter Cosner

March 3, 1938 - February 12, 2015

Shirley Carter Cosner, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to be present with the Lord on Thursday, February 12, 2015. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 40 years, Richard Cosner; six children, Joyce McCants (Buddy), Thomas Cosner (Linda), Bonnie Blake (Byron), Paula Cobb (Mark), Billy Cosner (Deanna) and Bobby Cosner; 19 grandchildren and five great...
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Sandra Gail Hailey

March 18, 1955 - February 11, 2015

HAILEY, Sandra Gail, 59 of New Kent, VA passed away on February 11, 2015. Sandra enjoyed spending time playing Bingo and putt putt. She is preceded in death by her parents, Virginia and Leon Lubold Sr.; and one niece, Joan Harris. Sandra married George Hailey 43 years ago on October 7, 1971. She will be remembered as a very loving wife, mother and friend. Those left to cherish her memory are her...
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Timothy Earl Stitzer

October 8, 1978 - February 10, 2015

Stitzer, Timothy Earl, 36, of Varina, left the turmoils of this earth to find comfort with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. He is survived by his two daughters, Grace Diane Stitzer and Haley Ann Stitzer; his father and mother, Earl and Pat Stitzer; grandmother, Lillian Baker; two sisters, Kathy Rudisill (Michael) and Teresa Gorman (Barry); five nephews; one niece; and many...
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Mildred Sylvia Atkinson

January 11, 1929 - February 10, 2015

Mildred Atkinson of Richmond, Virginia, born 1929, beloved widow of Landis Atkinson, Mother of Landis Atkinson III of Richmond, and grandmother of Landis Atkinson and Mary Atkinson of NYC, and James Atkinson of Arlington, Virginia, joined the Lord on February 10, 2015. Mildred, one of eight, is survived by her brother, James Schroff of NYC; and nephew, Alfred Richards of Lawrence, Massachusetts....
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Timothy Quinton Little

March 21, 1985 - February 9, 2015

LITTLE, Timothy "TJ", 29 of Sandston passed away on Monday, February 9, 2015. TJ enjoyed spending his time hunting, fishing and working on cars. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Doug Wilson. TJ is survived by his dad, Timothy Q. and Margie Little; mom, Terri and Bernie Lane; one daughter, Natalie Little; siblings, Kasie and Zac Cressin, Ashley Little; step sisters, Jessica and Abbie...
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George Marcus Dorn

September 21, 1926 - February 9, 2015

Dorn, George Marcus, Jr., 88, of Highland Springs, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 to be with his Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his son, Wayne M. Dorn. During WWII, George served in the Navy during the South Pacific campaign. He enjoyed fishing and, most of all, playing music with his friends. Mr. Dorn is survived by his wife, Mary E. Dorn of 69 years; his son, Gerald L....
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Coleen Hall Cottrell

May 2, 1936 - February 8, 2015

Coleen Hall Cottrell, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 8, 2015. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter L. "Sonny" Cottrell Jr.; her son, David R. Cottrell; and siblings, Estelle Phillips, Lillian Agee, Lettie Corker, John Hall, and Aubrey Hall. Coleen's early days started in Beaverdam, VA; in her late teens she moved to Richmond, VA and met the love of her life,...
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Frank Wade Maybush

August 28, 1953 - February 7, 2015

Maybush, Frank Wade, 61, of Quinton, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul W. Maybush; mother, Frances Maybush; and sisters, Paulette McCray and Melissa Maybush. Frank served in Vietnam. He is survived by his son, Jason C. Maybush; sisters, Jeanette Sweeney and Susan Perkins; and brothers, John Maybush and Ronald Maybush. A funeral service will be...
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Irene Jefferson Emery

September 22, 1928 - February 7, 2015

EMERY, IRENE JEFFERSON, age 86 of Henrico, joined her Lord and Savior in her eternal home in heaven on Saturday, February 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Emery. She is survived by her 3 children, Eddie Emery (Kay), Randy Emery (Robin), & Sharon Eggleston(Robin); seven grandchildren, Wendy Mallory (Ryan), Amy Curtsinger (Ernie), Brandon Eberhard (Mandy), Kristen ...
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Blanche Dillard Robertson

February 12, 1919 - February 6, 2015

Blanche Dillard Robertson passed away February 6, 2015, in Kilmarnock, Virginia, only six days shy of her 96th birthday. Her parents, her sister Thelma Holland, and her beloved husband of 69 years, James Leonard Robertson, preceded her in death. Blanche and Leonard moved into their home at 111 E. Union Street, Sandston, Virginia, in 1941 where they raised their three children, Elaine Robertson...
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Barbara Gunderson Harvey

November 21, 1940 - February 5, 2015

Barbara Gunderson Harvey, 74, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 5, 2015. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles Harvey; and parents, John A. and Doris M. Gunderson. Barbara was a faithful member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, and dedicated many work hours with Gibson Greeting Cards, DMV, and C.F. Sauer's. Barbara was outgoing and she loved her family, friends, church...
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Joyce Davis Ragland

February 24, 1928 - February 4, 2015

RAGLAND, Joyce Mary Davis, 86 of Henrico passed into Eternal Life in Heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 4, 2015. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Earl L. Ragland; her sister, Lois Hamlet; brother, Waverly Davis; and great-granddaughter, Logan Saleet. She attended Carlisle Avenue Gospel Chapel. Survivors include her children, Deborah and Mitchell Miller, Joy and...
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John Patrick Jones

October 20, 1967 - February 3, 2015

Jones, John Patrick, 47, of North Chesterfield, passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ena Jones; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Williamson. John was a graduate of Bay High School in Panama City, FL and held a degree from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. John worked at Capital One and was Vice Chairman of RavenCon. Left to cherish his memory is his...
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Charles Larry Breedlove

August 8, 1953 - February 2, 2015

Charles Larry Breedlove, 61, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles V. and Evelyn W. Breedlove; and his daughter, Tami Woodfin. Charles was a talented Stone Mason who was the owner and CEO of Creative Masonry by Larry. He was a faithful member of New Bridge Baptist Church and, during his leisure, he loved to participate with his local Moose...
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Lester Allen McCormick

December 10, 1939 - February 2, 2015

McCormick, Lester Allen, 75, of Quinton, passed away on February 2, 2015. Lester was born on December 10, 1939 in Crewe, VA to the late Eual and Gladys McCormick. He was a Marine and an avid golfer. Lester is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James and Leon McCormick; sisters, Eunice Toney, Christian Houston, and Mary Lou Watson. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving and...
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Carolyn Elizabeth Garrett

August 18, 1939 - February 2, 2015

Garrett, Carolyn E., 75, passed away February 1, 2015. Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Teresa Dalton; son, Robert Grosz JR.; stepson, William J. Parrent; her three grandchildren, Erin Grosz, Renee Dalton, Andrew Dalton (Olivia); and three great-grandchildren, Campbell, Carson, and Aria. Carolyn retired from Nabisco with 20 years of service. Viewing will be on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 6...
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Rose Marie Davis

February 20, 1943 - January 31, 2015

DAVIS, Rose M., slipped peacefully in to eternal life with the Lord on Saturday, January 31, 2014, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Albert "Jackie" G. Davis Sr.; and two children, Albert G. Davis Jr. and Joan M. Davis. She was preceded in eternal life by her parents, Mamie E. and Louis A. Gondos. She is also survived by three...
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Frederick D. Campbell

May 20, 1940 - January 30, 2015

CAMPBELL, Frederick D., 74 of Richmond, passed away on January 30, 2015. Frederick was an equipment clerk for Henrico County Recreation & Parks and he continued to work as the care taker for Deep Bottom Boat Landing for over 40 years. He was a member of Fort Lee Baptist Church and the Ruritan Club in Varina where he served as a past Governor. Frederick is preceded in death by his brother,...
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Anna Lou Blankenship

August 7, 1944 - January 30, 2015

BLANKENSHIP, Anna Lou, 70, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Ron Blankenship Sr.; son, Ron Blankenship Jr. (Lee Ann); daughter, Crystal Griffin (Trent); grandchildren, Morgan and Cailyn; mother, Edna Boone; and numerous brothers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 3, at 2 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave...
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Andrew Hugh Kariithi Lynch

August 6, 1982 - January 29, 2015

Andrew Lynch, 32, of Henrico, Virginia passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 with family by his side. He was born in Nairobi, Kenya on August 6, 1982. He was a loving husband, father, son, and brother. He is survived by his parents, Rita and Wilbert Lynch; his wife, Megan and 3 children, Alena, Aris and Zane; his brother, Stephanas; and two sisters, Sheron and Judith; his father and mother-in...
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Eunice Newby Stickler

June 16, 1928 - January 29, 2015

STICKLER, Eunice Newby, 86 of Varina, passed away on January 29, 2015. Eunice was born on June 16, 1928 in Richmond. A daughter of the late Oscar George and Marion Mosby Newby, Eunice was married to Leslie Howard Stickler on October 11, 1965 in Richmond. She was a compassionate, Godly woman, and a lifelong member at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher for 30+...
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Elwood Roger Brent

June 7, 1922 - January 28, 2015

Elwood Roger Brent Sr., 92, of Highland Springs VA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Elwood is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Margaret G. Brent; and his daughter, Reita Brent Martin. Elwood was a proud Army World War II Veteran who served at the Battle of Bulge and was a WWII POW member. He loved his church and retired from Winn Bus Lines as a Tour Bus Operator...
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Deattra Wells Morrison

March 7, 1945 - January 27, 2015

Deattra Sue (Dea) Wells Morrison, 69, died at home in Highland Springs, VA on January 27, 2015. Born March 7, 1945, in Richmond, VA, she was the daughter of Harriett E. and Thomas F. Wells.A native of Varina, Dea loved the beach, her friends and family, and was known as "The Official Hugger." She was an active lifetime member of Four Mile Creek Baptist Church, Varina, VA. Dea cared deeply...
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Jeanette Ingrid Christiana

December 7, 1946 - January 27, 2015

Christiana, Jeanette Ingrid, 68, of Richmond, was called home to the Lord, after a long illness, on January 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Valentina Sage; and her sons, William and John Edwards. She is survived by her loving husband, David Christiana; her daughter, Bobbi-Jo Marwitz (Eric); and her stepdaughters, Janet Hope (Alan) and Wendy Christiana; siblings,...
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Letha Lickey Becker

November 16, 1921 - January 27, 2015

BECKER, Letha Lickey, 93 of Richmond passed away on January 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence Becker. Letha is survived by her son, Jerome "Jerry" (Dee Dee) Becker Jr.; grandchildren, Bonnie (Tim) Beavers, Billy (Brandy) Becker and Melanie (Louis) Clements; brother, Albert (Butch) Lickey; great grandchildren, Sean, Rachel and Claire Beavers, Keiland Becker, Kaylyn and...
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Jacob Thomas Lee Little

October 21, 1994 - January 25, 2015

Jacob Thomas Lee Little, 20, of Richmond, VA, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Linzie Lee Little; and special great-uncle, Lloyd Little. Jacob graduated from Douglas F. Freeman High school in 2013, and then started his career as a Laborer for Curtis Contracting in West Point, VA. During his leisure, he enjoyed skateboarding, fishing...
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Marian Lorian Taylor

September 8, 1926 - January 25, 2015

TAYLOR, Marian L., 88, died peacefully on January 25, 2015 at her home of 50 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Arthur L. "Booty" Taylor, Jr.; son, Ronald Mabry; and daughter, Linda Mabry. She is survived by her adoring family including her son, Thomas L. Mabry; daughter-in-law, Virginia Mabry; granddaughters, Linda Wilkinson and Karen Hileman; great-grandchildren, Austin...
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Walter Burton Clapp

July 25, 1927 - January 25, 2015


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John Kirk Hornung

October 5, 1957 - January 24, 2015

John Kirk Hornung, 57, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Hornung. John worked as a Nursing Aid for many years, and even during his retirement his passion for caregiving was lovingly extended to his mother and brother. During his relax time he would enjoy watching football and NASCAR. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Dora...
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Jean Jean Vass

June 16, 1955 - January 22, 2015

Vass, Jean, 59, of Sandston, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Mary Martin; sister, Frances Bell; and brother, Edward Martin. Jean was a former employee of AT&T and a retired supervisor with Nabisco. She was a member of New Kent Christian Center and a member of Cancer Fighters. Jean is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Smith ...
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Martin Bruce Helmick

May 30, 1933 - January 22, 2015

Martin Bruce Helmick, born May 30, 1933 in Bluegrass, VA, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lena Helmick; and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Helmick is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty; sons, Ted Helmick (Deborah) of Panama City, FL, Jeff Helmick (Lisa) of Yorktown, Mark Helmick (Tracie) of Mechanicsville, Brent...
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Jeanne May Starke

August 20, 1931 - January 21, 2015

Jeanne May Starke, 83, of Mechanicsville passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015. She was predeceased by her parents, Horace Matthew and Elsie May Wilkerson. She was a long time member of Calvary United Methodist Church and was a member of the Calvary Helpers Circle. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Milton E. "Moe" Starke; two sons, Cary L. Starke (Heather) and Steve M. Starke (Tana);...
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Ernest Kopacsi

June 4, 1957 - January 20, 2015

KOPACSI, Ernest, 57, of Richmond, passed away on January 20, 2015. Ernest worked for Salem Tools for 15+ years. He is preceded in death by his father, Erno Kopacsi and his brother, Laszlo Kopacsi. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 35 years, Judy T. Kopacsi; his beloved mother, Irene Kopacsi; his devoted son, Ryan Kopacsi; and two spoiled cats, Willy and Babe. In lieu of...
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Russell Lee Beddow

June 29, 1947 - January 19, 2015

Beddow, Russell Lee, 67, of Henrico, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015. Services will be private.
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Pamela Cobb Harding

March 26, 1944 - January 13, 2015

HARDING, Pamela C. 70, of Richmond, VA passed away on January 13, 2015. She was a facility supervisor for the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for over 15 years. Pam is preceded in death by her parents, Julian R. and Lucille Cobb. She is survived by her daughter, Heather Lee Harding; and a host of additional cousins, family, and friends. The family would like to give a special thanks to Pam's...
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Kathleen Carrier Morris

February 17, 1950 - January 12, 2015

MORRIS, Kathleen C. 64, of Mechanicsville, VA passed away on January 12, 2015. She retired from the state of Virginia, as an administrative assistant for VCU Library services. Kathleen is preceded in death by her husband; Randall C. Morris Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Hughes; son, David Churchill; step-children, Tammy Morris, Randy Morris Jr., Sam Morris; 12 grandchildren, 3 great...
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Mildred Marie Stewart Adkins

October 4, 1928 - January 11, 2015

ADKINS, Marie Stewart, age 86, of Providence Forge, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Chief Arthur Leonard "Lone Wolf" Adkins (Chickahominy); parents, Oliver A. Stewart and Mozella O. Stewart; sister, Florine Adkins; and brothers, James "Buddy," Claude, Tecumseh "Tee," Wenoka "Jack" and Anthony ...
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Edward O'Ferrall Renick

January 3, 1934 - January 11, 2015

RENICK, Edward O'Ferrall "Pappy" Jr., 81, of Sandston, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 11, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward O'Ferrall Sr. and Irene Brittle Renick. Pappy is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Delores Ann; his brother, Wyatt (Ambra); his daughter, Deborah (Eddie) Stagg; sons, Deane (Julie) and Duane (Kathryn); his...
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Gracie Lee Green

October 25, 1915 - January 11, 2015

GREEN, Gracie Lee, 99, of Highland Springs, passed away, January 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde A. Green Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Juanita G. Seay; sons, Clyde A. Green Jr. and Horace E. Green; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum...
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Doris Jackson Johnson

February 10, 1941 - January 11, 2015

JOHNSON, Doris Jackson, 73, of Halifax, VA passed away on January 11, 2015. She retired from Kroger in Durham, N.C. after 20+ years. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Robert and Bessie Edith Jackson; and one brother, Sherman Jackson. Doris is survived by her husband, William J. Johnson Jr.; children, James and Craig Hartsell, Beth and Joey Johnson; 13 grandchildren; several great...
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Evelyn Taylor Timberlake

April 15, 1943 - January 10, 2015

TIMBERLAKE, Evelyn Taylor, 71, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, January 10, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rhea and Frances Taylor; and was the widow of Louis E. Timberlake Jr. She had worked as an administrative assistant with C&P Telephone Company and was office manager and CEO of Certified Septic Inspections. Evelyn was a member of Black Creek Baptist...
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Phyllis Marcia Johnson

February 7, 1944 - January 10, 2015

Phyllis M. Johnson, 70, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 10, 2015. She is preceded in death by her father, Sherwood L. Johnson. Phyllis worked as Sales Representative for McCoy Publishing until her retirement. She was a faithful member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, who loved to decorate for social events. She was very active and was loved by her church family; her presence and...
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Gordon Cary Harris

March 20, 1928 - January 8, 2015

Gordon Cary Harris, 86, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015, in the presence of his loving family. Gordon is a retired Senior Master Sargent of the United States Air Force, who received many awards and accolades for his dedicated service. He was a Mason and loved to work on Chevy cars. Gordon was a jack of all trades who truly mastered them all; including building the home he lived in until...
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Dolores Whitlock Johnson

September 13, 1931 - January 7, 2015

Dolores W. Johnson 83, of Highland Springs, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Garnette E. "Slim" Johnson Jr.; son, Michael E. Johnson; and parents, Ernest C. Whitlock Jr. and Irene K. Whitlock. Dolores worked as a Senior Insurance Underwriter for Commercial Union until her retirement. She's a former member of Third Avenue...
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Dorothy Loretta Ford

October 31, 1937 - January 6, 2015

On January 6, 2014 Dorothy "Lue" Ford, age 77, took her place in heaven with loved ones gone before her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross (Rocky) Ford; her parents, John & Sadie Olgers; sisters, Helen Thomas and Lois LeMaster; brothers, Robert Olgers and John Olgers. She is survived by her sister, Mary "Sister" Gerheart; and many nieces and nephews. Lue was...
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Theodore Claxton Crawley

August 5, 1927 - January 5, 2015

Theodore Claxton Crawley was born to the late, Percell and Marie Crawley, in Charles City, VA. on August 5, 1927. He went to be with the Lord, in the presence of his loving wife, on Monday, January 5, 2015 at the age of 87. Theodore is also preceded in death by his siblings, Anna Adkins and Samuel Crawley. Theodore was a dedicated truck driver for Great Coastal until his retirement. He was a...
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Robert Earl Oakley

January 5, 1918 - January 5, 2015

Robert E. Oakley, Sr. went to be with the Lord on his 97th birthday, January 5, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Berchie B. Oakley; four children, Carolyn O. Ham, Robert (Bobby) Oakley, Jr.,(Ann), Sharon O. Bateman (John), and Douglas W. Oakley (Tammy); seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert retired from DuPont after 44 years of service...
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Kenneth Raymond Murphy

October 23, 1934 - January 4, 2015

MURPHY, Kenneth R., 80, of Sandston, departed this life on Sunday, January 4, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Anita Martin Murphy; and children, Kenneth R. Murphy Jr. (Lisa), Donald R. Murphy, Timothy R. (Kari) and M. Craig Smith; grandchildren, Candace (Brandon) Hollender, Jason (Christy), Michelle and Cameron Murphy, Kaci, Tim "TJ," Brandon and Carmen Smith; great...
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Marie Elizabeth Oakley

October 5, 1924 - January 4, 2015

Peace came to Marie (90) on January 4, 2015. The last year of her life was spent reflecting on her years growing up and living in Glen Echo Park. There her family ran Oakley's Grocery. After her retirement from Suntrust, Marie enjoyed the many activities she was involved in at her church, Bishop Memorial. Marie had many friends, including her best friend of 75 years, Virginia Mertens. In lieu of...
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Ransome Coy Collins

March 18, 1958 - January 2, 2015

COLLINS, Ransome Coy Collins II "Randy," of New Kent, left this earthbound plane on Friday, January 2, 2015. Randy was preceded in death by his father, Ruey (Curley) Collins; and brother, Cary Lee Jascomb. He is survived by his wife, Crystal Collins; son, Ransome Collins III; daughter, Bobbie Collins; mother, Kathleen Collins; and four siblings, Phil Collins, Mona Scaggs, Rue Collins...
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Joseph Harvey Bogdan

April 1, 1940 - January 2, 2015

Joseph Harvey Bogdan, born 4/1/40, went to Heaven on 1/2/15. He was beloved by his wife of 51 years, Beverly; his daughters Lisa Foster (Steve), Robin Bastin (Max), and Cheryl Finch (John); and his grandchildren, Rachel, Ian, Caleb, and Joel. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Annie Bogdan, and his sister, Christine Hicks. Joe was retired from the US Navy and Circuit City, and...
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Emily Tice White

June 13, 1928 - January 2, 2015


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Ellett Richard McGeorge

March 15, 1927 - January 1, 2015

McGEORGE, Ellett Richard Jr., 87, of Varina, Va., died Thursday, January 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Lee, of 62 years; and is survived by his four children, Patricia Browne (Walter), Pamela Keating (John), Rick McGeorge and Bruce McGeorge (Ann). He is also survived by many grand and great-grandchildren, to whom he is lovingly known as "Gaga"; a large extended...
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Linda Hunt Johnson

December 17, 1948 - December 31, 2014

JOHNSON, Linda Hunt, 66, of Henrico, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday December 31, 2014, the same date eight years after her beloved "Aunt Dolly". She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Jennings Hunt. Left to honor and cherish her memory are her mother Phyllis Long Freeman; sisters, Cathy Hall (Andy), Janice Burd (Ray), Sharon Saloutos (Lee); nieces, Kelly Boutchyard (Derek), Karly...
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