Our Obituaries

Evelyn Yates Cain

January 5, 1918 - August 27, 2015

Evelyn Yates Cain, 97, of Mechanicsville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Winston Yates and her second husband, Zeak Cain. She is survived by her son, Charles Winston (Billy) Yates Jr. (Sandra); step-daughters, Beverly Atkinson (Jim), Mary Childress (Johnny) and Melissa Morgan (Mike); three grandchildren, Deborah...
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Richard Allen Martin

October 3, 1928 - August 27, 2015

Richard Allen Martin, 86, of Charles City, passed away August 28, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Ellyson; and stepson, Angelo Franceschi. Richard retired from American Tobacco Company with many years of service. He is survived by his wife, Adell Martin; daughter-in-law, Pam Franceschi; two granddaughters, Angela Ozmon (Jeffery) and Theresa Hayes (Matthew); two great...
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Constance Faye Newton

March 5, 1929 - August 27, 2015

Constance Faye Newton, 86, of Henrico passed away August 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, H. A. "Pete" Newton. Constance retired from Home Beneficial with many years of service. She is survived by her sister, Joyce Pittman; nephew, Charles E. Pittman III, as well as many nieces, extended family members and friends. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 31, 2015 from...
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Faye Greenstreet Williams

July 19, 1938 - August 26, 2015

Williams, Faye Greenstreet, of Richmond, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. She is survived by her three children, Juanita (Barry) Lynn, Arnold (D.J.) Williams and Wayne (Angie) Williams; eight grandchildren, John, Ashley, Kim, Justin, Zachary, Anna, Caleb and Adam; and three great-grandchildren, Nathan, Bella and Joseph. She grew up in...
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Mildred F. Butler

November 3, 1920 - August 24, 2015


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Howard Delmont Smith

August 2, 1935 - August 24, 2015

SMITH, Howard D., 80, of Varina, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015. He retired with 38 years of service in the National Guard and was an employee of the state and federal governments. He was a member and deacon of Ft. Lee Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Porter and Maggie Smith, and is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nettie E. Smith; four stepchildren, Randy M....
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Howard James Taylor

October 13, 1960 - August 23, 2015

Howard James Taylor III, 54, of Providence Forge/Charles City, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015. He is a former teacher in Henrico County and New Kent County and a member of New Bridge Baptist Church. He loved football, his family, and his friends. He lived for interactions with people and relationships. J.T. was a graduate of Varina High School and The University of Virginia, where he...
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Stanley Leroy Alexander

June 4, 1953 - August 22, 2015

ALEXANDER, Stanley L., of Shady Side, Md., formerly of Richmond, died August 22, 2015. A computer technician with General Dynamics, Stanley learned Computer Systems during his four years in the U.S. Air Force, then began a career in I.T. with Digital, Compaq and HP for the next 25 years. He enjoyed photography and taking pictures, and helping with audio and vocal presentations at meetings. He was...
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William Glenwood Eudailey

May 8, 1929 - August 20, 2015

William G. Eudailey, Sr., 86 of Sandston, passed away on August 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty S. Eudailey and a former employee of Yellow Freight Systems. He is survived by his children Diane Hardy (Ron), Glen Eudailey (Susan) and Donna Thomas (Tim), along with four Grandchildren and four Great-Grandchildren and his brother George W. Eudailey, Jr. Special thanks to his...
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Dorothy Goodwin Armstrong

May 10, 1929 - August 18, 2015

ARMSTRONG, Mrs. Dorothy Goodwin, "Dot," of Mechanicsville, Va., a retired bookkeeper with Jacobs Music, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, August 18, at 11:10 p.m. Dot was predeceased by her husband, Leroy "Army." She was the last surviving sibling from a family of 11 children of the late Milton and Annie Goodwin of Burkeville, Va. After graduating from Farmville High School,...
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Sue Sue Williamson

December 10, 1929 - August 17, 2015

Williamson, Sue "P.D.", 85, of Varina, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015. She was a homemaker and attended Varina Baptist Church. P.D. was a unique gem and expert craftsman. She was a proud member of Varina all of her life and accepted Christ at the early age of eight. P.D. was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Williamson, Sr. She is survived by her children, H.E. (Ruth) and Cindy...
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Debra Lee Tanner

May 19, 1955 - August 16, 2015

Debra Lee Tanner, 60, of Varina, passed away unexpectedly on August 16, 2015. She was the senior recruiter for Caliper, Inc. and a long-time member of Sandston Baptist Church. She enjoyed bird watching, reading, caring for her bird, Sunny and her three dogs, Cleo, Cookie and especially, Cricket. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Debbie was preceded in...
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Shirley Mae Tibbs

August 10, 1926 - August 16, 2015

TIBBS, Mrs. Shirley Mae Lawrence, 89, of Sandston, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015. She was born August 10, 1926. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Reo Tibbs; parents, Virginia Burns Morris and Allen Monroe Lawrence Sr.; sister, Phyllis Jessup Moody; and brother, Edward Page Lawrence Sr. She is survived by a brother, Allen Monroe Lawrence Jr. of Guilford, Conn.; two daughters,...
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Roberta Jean Respess

August 16, 1948 - August 14, 2015

Roberta Respess, a lifelong resident of Virginia, died on August 14, 2015 at the age of 66. Roberta was born in Gwynn's Island, Virginia on August 16, 1948. She graduated from Matthews High School in 1966 and later earned her certification as a Certified Medical Assistant from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in 1977. She would later work at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health...
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Roderick Adam Bandy

February 9, 1968 - August 13, 2015

BANDY, Roderick Adam, 47, of Sandston passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015. He was a member of Sandston Baptist Church and a former zookeeper with Kings Dominion Wild Animal Park, Montgomery Zoo, and Birmingham Zoo. Roderick was also an avid collector of rocks and anything strange or unusual. He also had a love for wood working, Jimmy Buffett, and animals of all sorts. He is survived by his...
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Linford Curtis Richmond

March 15, 1937 - August 10, 2015

RICHMOND, Linford "Curtis," 78, of Sandston, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Florence Richmond; and his three brothers, Carlos, Harlis and James Richmond. Curtis worked on the police force in Baltimore County, Md., prior to moving to Richmond in 1984, where he worked as a security guard at Regency Square Mall for 17 years. He is...
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Philip Augustus Whitaker

June 30, 1951 - August 9, 2015

WHITAKER, Philip Augustus "Butch" III, 64, of Richmond, Va., passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015, joining his loving wife, Karen Ann Whitaker; and beloved pet, Scruffy "Boo-Boo," awaiting him in Heaven. He was also preceded in death by his father, Philip Augustus Jr.; mother, Carolyn Whitaker; and sister, Carolyn Probst. He is survived by his loving children, Lisa, Phil,...
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Leonard Dudley Cook

August 22, 1938 - August 8, 2015

Cook, Leonard Dudley Jr., 76, of Sandston, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2015. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Leonard D. Cook, Sr. and Frances W. Cook, whom he idolized. He was a retired art director for a local advertising firm, and a lifetime member of American Family Fitness. Dudley's passions were his family, music, art and living a Christian life. Although there...
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Betty Grow Kennedy

March 3, 1932 - August 7, 2015

Betty Kennedy, 83, of Henrico County, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2015. She was an active member and Sunday school teacher of Fairmount Memorial Baptist Church for over 40 years. She spent the majority of her life building a loving home for her family. Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Edward O. Kennedy. She is survived by her children, Eddie (Cathy) Kennedy, Nancy Dawson,...
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Brian Edward Puckett

October 25, 1984 - August 5, 2015

Brian Puckett, 30, of Richmond, entered into eternal rest, Wednesday, August 5, 2015. He is the son of Janet and Steve Puckett. Brian is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph Puckett, Bettie Baldacci, and Leo Baldacci. He is survived by his partner, Samantha Keeton; children, Delilah, and Noah; sister, Vanessa Patel and her husband Amit; nephew Gabriel; grandmother, Mary Puckett; aunt,...
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Linda Joyce Allen

August 12, 1947 - August 4, 2015


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Barbara Sheffield Alley-Cyfers

January 27, 1935 - August 3, 2015

Barbara Sheffield Alley-Cyfers, 80, peacefully took God's hand on Monday, August 3, 2015. Always believing in God's promise, she was reunited with her loved ones who preceded her in death, especially her son, Joey B. Alley, Jr.Barbara leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters Lori Emery (Tonie), and Barbara ("BJ") Peace, her granddaughters Wendy Mallory (Ryan), Kristen Bennett (Andrew), Nicole...
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Tony Lee Underwood

October 2, 1954 - July 28, 2015

UNDERWOOD- Tony Lee, 60, of Sandston passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015. He is preceded in death by his father, Harvey; sister, Julie Underwood; and sister-in-laws, Lorraine Underwood and Pam Spiers. He enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, spending time with family and friends, and most of all his grandsons. Tony is survived by his loving, devoted wife, Theresa Underwood; his mother, Carla;...
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Hervey Lewis Blanton

February 27, 1952 - July 27, 2015

BLANTON III, Hervey Lewis , 63 of Sandston, passed away on July 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Hervey Lewis Blanton Jr.; mother, Ann Walsh Blanton; and nephew, Michael Todd Blanton. He is survived by his wife, Laura Fore Blanton; brother, Charles Lewis Blanton (Alice); nephew, Mark Lewis Blanton; great-nephew, Spenser Michael Blanton; cousin, Lenyon Walsh Jr. (Virginia Anne);...
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Dennis Michael McDonough

September 22, 1954 - July 25, 2015

MCDONOUGH, Dennis Michael, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2015. He was born in Richmond, Va. to Joseph V. McDonough Sr. and Marian McDonough Wagner. He worked for the City of Richmond as a Light Equipment Mechanic. He loved the sky and proudly earned his pilot's license, where he flew both privately and in aerobatic competitions. He also loved motorcycles and rode professional flat track...
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Patricia Bergh Chenoweth

September 9, 1944 - July 24, 2015

CHENOWETH, Patricia Bergh, 70, of White Stone, Va., passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Chenoweth; her parents, Harold and Katherine Bergh; and her brothers, Harold Bergh Jr. and John Jenkins. Mrs. Chenoweth is survived by her children, Christopher (Shari), Jeff, Terri and Matt Bennett; her beloved Sami; grandchildren, Chad, Brandon, Mariah,...
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Margaret Louise Liggan

February 14, 1924 - July 23, 2015

Margaret Abernathy Creery Liggen, passed away on July 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husbands William D. Creery Sr. and Earl R. Liggan; her parents Gregory G. and Gertrude B. Abernathy and her brother, Gayle Abernathy Jr. She is survived by her son Douglas R. Carroll Jr. and wife Jeri, of St. Stephens Church; grandson, Keith D. Carroll and his wife Donna; three great-granddaughters,...
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George A. Hall

October 14, 1924 - July 21, 2015

George Arlvin Hall, 90, of Midlothian, VA. went to be with the Lord on July 21, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings and his son, Gary George Hall. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Morrison Hall, son William Arlvin Hall (Deni), daughters, Deborah Tucker Schieber (Fred) and Joan Carol Hall; Grandchildren, Terry Lynn Sellers (Shannon), Brandon Resnick (Dianah); 4 great...
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Carolyn Parrish Garrett

September 13, 1945 - July 21, 2015

GARRETT-Carolyn Parrish, of Highland Springs, went home to the Lord on July 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Lonnie and Iola Parrish and sister Ann Benson. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years Jimmie Garrett, daughter Grace Garrett, granddaughters Lindsey Heuvel (Chris) and Courtney Whetten (Jesse), great grandson Max Heuvel, brother Lonnie Felton Parrish (Fran), ...
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Eleanor Barbara Clayborn-Harris

January 26, 1932 - July 21, 2015

CLAYBORN-HARRIS, Eleanor B., 83, of Sandston went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 21, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin H. Harris; son, Gregory Allen Clayborn; daughter, Sandra Clayborn Mayo; sister, Sylvia Jewell; and mother, Lorene Jewell. Eleanor was a Radiology Technician at St. Barnabus Hospital and a member of Seven Pines Baptist Church. She is survived by her son,...
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Shirley Burton Sullivan

December 30, 1933 - July 17, 2015

SULLIVAN, Shirley Burton, 81, of Sandston, Va., passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elizabeth Burton; and sister, Jean Pitts. She was a graduate of Goochland High School, Class of 1952. She was a member of Oakwood Memorial Baptist Church, where she supported church activities and missions. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Frank M....
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Stirel Mann Paxton

April 29, 1939 - July 17, 2015

PAXTON, Stirel "Buddy" M., 76, of Burkeville, died Friday, July 17, 2015. A native of Covington, he was the owner of Paxton Plumbing and Heating. He was an avid golfer and a member of Crewe Country Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita; sister, Jane McCune; his companion, Nancy Craft; and his faithful dog, Pootoo. Buddy is survived by his daughter, Kelly Paxton of...
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Mary Margaret Verlander

March 24, 1923 - July 16, 2015

VERLANDER, Mary Margaret, 92, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2015. She was preceded in death by her brother, Weldon "Bowlegs" Bradshaw. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Randy; daughters, Judy (Pete) Knight of Elko and Bonnie (Cliff) Broach of Mechanicsville; grandchildren, C.W. Knight of Florida, Donna (Kevin) Claytor of Richmond; and great-grandchild, Kyle...
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Timothy Ellis Green

August 8, 1958 - July 15, 2015

GREEN, Timothy Ellis, 56, of Sandston, Va., departed this life on July 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Francis Green. He is survived by his daughters, Jessica Laura Barnett and Ashley Kindal Green; his mother, Evelyn Ellis Green; sister, Peggy Grace; and brother, Christopher Green. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, July 19, at 2 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650...
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Todd Robert Seay

March 28, 1979 - July 14, 2015

SEAY, Todd R., 36, of Sandston, passed away on July 14, 2015. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Laurence and Mildred Childress; and his grandmother, Mary L. Mullins. He is survived by his parents, Victor "Bob" and Nancy Seay; and one brother, Christopher L. Seay. Arrangements will be private and if you wish to remember Todd, please make a contribution to the Richmond SPCA at...
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Catherine Varner King

November 21, 1956 - July 14, 2015


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Alice Lucille Jenkinson

September 28, 1926 - July 13, 2015

JENKINSON, Alice L. 88, of Richmond passed over to Heaven July 13, 2015. Alice was a retired Legal Secretary and a member of New Testament Christian Church in Rochester New York. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Jenkinson; parents, Isabelle and Albert Badore; and sister, Shari Vasseur. Alice is survived by her children, Paul Badore (Barbara), Peter Badore, and Mary Bise (Rick);...
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Ronald Olton

September 20, 1939 - July 12, 2015

OLTON, Ronald, 75, of Highland Springs, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015. Ronald was retired from Virginia Community College Systems and served honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Olton; and mother, Patricia Baker. Ronald is survived by his loving spouse, Helen; his son, Ron; and his brothers, Larry (Linda) of Florida, Terry (Dee) of Illinois and Louis. The...
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Harold Lee Sunday

August 15, 1928 - July 11, 2015


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Fred Louis Ernest

January 11, 1922 - July 10, 2015

ERNEST, Fred L. 93, of Henrico passed away on July 10, 2015. He is preceded in death by his first wife of 47 years, Ellen T. Ernest; second wife of 15 years, Joanna J. Ernest; and daughter, Deborah E. Ernest. Fred was in the Navy during WWII, retired from DuPont in 1980, was a member of Black Creek Baptist Church, the Masons for 59 years, Deacon since 1976 and made Deacon Emeritus in 2013. Fred...
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John Kennedy Palmer

April 21, 1930 - July 9, 2015

John Kennedy Palmer, 85, of Henrico, Virginia went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents John Gladstone Palmer, Margaret Ragland Palmer and his sister Virginia Dixon. He is survived by his wife Frances Vaughan Palmer, son John D. Palmer (Susan) and daughter Teresa C. Palmer. He is also survived by his loving in-laws Virginia Newcomb, Gracy Campbell,...
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Daniel Anthony Pastore

March 8, 1926 - July 9, 2015

Daniel Anthony Pastore, 89, of Mechanicsville, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Giacomo and Stella Pastore; and brothers, Frank, John and Joseph. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marion Johnson Pastore; children, Teresa (Mark) Robins and Mary (Robert) Bestafka; grandchildren, Ami Robins, Lesley Mannino, Laila and Zack Keliani and Natalie...
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Pearl Doane Chapman

February 21, 1922 - July 7, 2015

Chapman, Pearl Doane, age 93, of Mechanicsville, joyfully completed the broken circle of her entire family on July 7, 2015. She was born in Richmond on February 21, 1922 to the late Joseph William Doane and Josephine Pate Doane. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest D. Chapman, Sr., her sisters Danise Danner and Phyllis Gwaltney, and her brothers, Thomas A., Grover M., Joseph W., Jr....
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James Frank Whitehead

August 26, 1961 - July 3, 2015


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Peggy Ann Crawford

November 8, 1951 - July 3, 2015

CRAWFORD, Peggy Ann, 63, of Richmond, died Friday, July 3, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pearl Clark Crawford and Floyd Reginald Crawford. Peggy is survived by her son, Floyd Clark Crawford (Annie); aunt, Helen Marie Clark; and her sisters, Laura Elizabeth Crawford and Deborah Marie Crawford. The family will receive friends Monday, July 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home,...
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Katherine Emily Oakley

November 7, 1920 - July 3, 2015

OAKLEY, Katherine Emily Jenness Wright, age 94, went to claim her eternal heavenly home on July 3, 2015. Emily was born on November 7, 1920 in Richmond, Va. to the late Leon Earle "Mike" and Marie Sheppard Jenness, who later married Robert Forloines. Emily was predeceased by her husbands, Henry Floyd Wright and Murray O. "Jimmie" Oakley, both of Richmond; and by a grandson,...
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Andrew Lee VanSickle

April 23, 1986 - July 2, 2015

Andrew Lee VanSickle, 29, of Sandston passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. He is preceded in death by his grandfather Thomas VanDeusen. Andrew enjoyed working on cars and riding motorcycles. He served in the United States Air Force and was a Security Guard for ASG. Andrew is survived by his parents, William Andrew and Della Lee VanSickle; grandparents, Ron and Patsy VanSickle, and Don and Diane...
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Richard Morris Barber

April 6, 1949 - June 27, 2015


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Lionel Wesley Viar

February 23, 1960 - June 24, 2015

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

April 7, 1932 - June 23, 2015

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

February 9, 1933 - June 22, 2015

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

August 13, 1933 - June 21, 2015

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

March 10, 1949 - June 20, 2015

LELEUX, Daniel (Danny), 66, of Gumsprings passed away June 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents. Danny was retired from CSX. He is survived by his children; David, Dwayne, and Darin Leleux; seven grandchildren; and his siblings; Barbara Williams and Jimmy Leleux. Memorial contributions may be sent to any animal shelter of your choosing in Danny's memory. Online condolences...
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Carroll Meredith Boyd

September 4, 1946 - June 20, 2015

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

April 18, 1947 - June 20, 2015

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

April 28, 1988 - June 16, 2015

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

January 6, 1927 - June 14, 2015

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

December 20, 1934 - June 14, 2015

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

November 25, 1938 - June 14, 2015

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

May 10, 1923 - June 13, 2015

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

June 16, 1932 - June 13, 2015

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

June 18, 1982 - June 11, 2015

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

June 4, 1928 - June 11, 2015

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

March 1, 1923 - June 11, 2015

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

March 3, 1934 - June 10, 2015

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

January 7, 1942 - June 9, 2015


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Murray Auguste LeCoq

December 6, 1942 - June 7, 2015

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

August 20, 1948 - June 7, 2015

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

October 8, 1921 - June 5, 2015

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

March 26, 1920 - June 3, 2015

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

June 20, 1940 - May 30, 2015

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

November 9, 1928 - May 30, 2015

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

August 11, 1946 - May 29, 2015

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

October 12, 1931 - May 27, 2015

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

August 10, 1924 - May 26, 2015

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

May 30, 1945 - May 25, 2015

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

August 4, 1926 - May 25, 2015

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

July 20, 1935 - May 25, 2015

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

July 22, 1949 - May 24, 2015

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

September 11, 1946 - May 23, 2015

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

October 26, 1923 - May 23, 2015

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

December 30, 1946 - May 22, 2015

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

February 6, 1923 - May 21, 2015

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

November 3, 1935 - May 19, 2015

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

December 14, 1952 - May 18, 2015

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

October 27, 1955 - May 12, 2015

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

July 16, 1964 - May 11, 2015

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

February 14, 1930 - May 11, 2015

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

June 30, 1928 - May 11, 2015

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

July 31, 1927 - May 9, 2015

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

March 13, 1944 - May 8, 2015


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Ruth Ann Beck

January 31, 1943 - May 7, 2015

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

June 25, 1948 - May 6, 2015

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

October 12, 1929 - May 6, 2015

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

July 1, 1956 - May 6, 2015

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

May 13, 1937 - May 2, 2015

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

August 20, 1922 - May 1, 2015

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

August 23, 1918 - April 30, 2015

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

July 14, 1931 - April 29, 2015

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

August 15, 1977 - April 28, 2015

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