Our Obituaries

George Wallace Conway

March 6, 1932 - May 25, 2016

George Wallace Conway, 84, passed away suddenly on May 25, 2016. He was preceded in death by many but those closest to him were his wife, Mildred Conway; his mother, Alice Conway; grandmother, Jennie Hunt; and his brother, Eugene Conway. He is survived by his son, Howard and daughter, Debra. He is also survived by an extended family, including a sister, Vicki Russell; and brothers, John, Eddie,...
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Margaret King Simmons Lennon

April 9, 1933 - May 25, 2016

Lennon, Margaret King Simmons, 83, of Henrico, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She was a former school bus driver for Henrico County and a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Midlothian, Virginia. Margaret enjoyed playing softball and was inducted into the Richmond Metro Softball Hall of Fame. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank A. Simmons and James C. Lennon. Left to...
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Virginia Smith Brooke

February 9, 1943 - May 25, 2016

BROOKE, Virginia Smith, of Sandston, Va., died peacefully at home with family by her side on May 25, 2016. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, James R. Brooke Jr. She is survived by her children, Jimmy (Cathy), Suzanne (Marvin), Bobby (Resie), Gene (Mindy); two sisters, Barbara (Jack) and Mary; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews...
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Irving Wayne Talley

February 4, 1938 - May 23, 2016

Irving W. Talley, 78, of Sandston passed away May 23, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sterling and Annie Talley; and one brother, Raymond Talley. He is survived by his wife, Mary Emerson Talley; son, Steve Talley (Gail); daughter, Robin Talley; two brothers, Russell Talley Sr, and David Talley (Bonnie); sister-in-law, Drema Talley; a host of nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Lynn...
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Wesley Steven Mills,

February 19, 1947 - May 20, 2016

MILLS, Wesley Steven Sr., 69, of Chesapeake, passed away May 20, 2016. He was a United States Navy Veteran, and a Structural Mechanic at Globe Iron. He instilled a passion for fishing gardening in his sons, and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his devoted wife of 19 years, Linda Mills; 5 children; 22 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and his beloved fur baby, Duchess....
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Jack M. Quel

December 4, 1918 - May 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Robert Wayne Muncy

February 26, 1932 - May 19, 2016

MUNCY, Robert W. "Bob" Sr., CMSGT, USAF, Retired, 84 of Sandston departed this life May 19, 2016. He loved and is survived by his wife and soul mate of 61 years, Lettie Wagner Muncy; three loved and wonderful children Robert W. "Chip" Muncy, Jr., Lettie Renee' Angle (Fletcher), and Dr., James L. "Jim" Muncy (Bidy); five wonderful grandchildren Matthew, Joey, Amy, Stuart (Chelsea) and Cristina. He...
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Carole Cleary White

June 9, 1944 - May 17, 2016

White, Carole "Tinkie" Cleary, 71, of Richmond, passed away on May 17, 2016, with her husband by her side. Born in Newport News, VA, she was the daughter of the late Hattie Brown Cleary and John William Cleary. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years and her partner in music, gardening, and life, Thomas Marvin White. Carole and Tom were married in Willis United Methodist Church on June...
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Margaret F. Shover

April 9, 1936 - May 16, 2016

Margaret Frances Snyder Shover, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 16, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lee Shover, Sr; daughter, Mary Ann Woody; granddaughter, Trisha Farmer; mother, Juanita Patterson Snyder; father, Dewey Snyder Sr; one sister, Catherine; and six brothers, Ralph, Carl, Harvey, Arthur, Dewey Jr., William "Bill". Left behind to cherish her memory are...
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Patricia Brooks Major

February 4, 1962 - May 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Desiree Michelle Taylor

August 22, 1988 - May 13, 2016

TAYLOR, Desiree Michelle, our precious daughter, came into this world on August 22, 1988, and at the age of 27, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 13, 2016. She was involved with Church of the Nazarene in Mechanicsville. Everyone that knew her knew how much she loved hair, nails, makeup, and tattooing. She graduated from Highland Springs High School, and she was a proud graduate of the...
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Mitchell Jones Toler

April 20, 1926 - May 13, 2016

Toler, Mitchell Jones, 90, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016. He was employed by the City of Richmond for 41 years. Mitchell was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Alice Parsley Toler. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Sterling Keith Toler (Patricia); grandchildren, Allison Jones (Hunter) and Lindsay Toler;...
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Norman Parker

June 27, 1931 - May 12, 2016

PARKER, Norman, 84, of Henrico, passed away on May 12, 2016, on his wedding anniversary. Norman was born in Ilford, Essex, England. He arrived in this country on December 12, 1967, with his first wife, Sylvia, as a butler. After his first wife's passing, Norman went back to his former trade as a machinist, working for Service Machine and Welding in Ashland, Va., where he retired after 27 and...
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Alfred Frank Dowdy

May 31, 1945 - May 12, 2016

DOWDY, Alfred "Little Teenie," 70, of Varina, passed away suddenly on May 12, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Drusie Dowdy; sister, Mary Ann McClaning; and brothers, Arthur and William Dowdy. He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Margaret Sneed Dowdy; two daughters, Rebecca Dowdy-Edwards (Lee) and Katherine Kempson (Chris); his grandson, Michael Childress;...
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Gerald Wayne Childress

October 22, 1945 - May 12, 2016

Childress, Gerald Wayne, 70, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis Steele Childress, Sr. and Katherine Isbell Childress. Left to cherish his memory are his brother, Otis Steele Childress, Jr. (Nancy Stansell); nephews, Richard Otis Childress and Steven Martin Childress; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A visitation will...
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Mary L. Reinhart

August 20, 1936 - May 11, 2016

Mary Lou Reinhart, age 79, of Richmond, Virginia, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 after a long decline in her health due to Alzheimer's Disease. Mary Lou is survived by her husband of 27 years, Myron (Bud) Reinhart, by her first husband William Papa, her children Elaine Duffy (husband, Billy), Steve Papa (wife, Penny), John Papa, Cynthia Richards and Bill...
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Deborah Jean Winter

August 21, 1963 - May 11, 2016

Deborah Jean Winter departed this world on May 11, 2016. She was but 52. She leaves behind her children and grandchildren; her son, Tony Carl Layne Jr. and children, Noah, Claire and Wyatt; and her daughter, Lindsey Layne Heller and son, Kason; her father and mother, Robert and Nancy Arnold; sister, Christina Ordonia; dear friends that loved her dearly and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was...
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Pok Suk Pemberton

January 10, 1935 - May 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Michael Wayne Sullivan

April 18, 1958 - May 10, 2016

SULLIVAN, Michael Wayne "Silky", 58, of Charles City, went to be with Our Lord May 10, 2016. He was a Crane Operator at W.O. Grubb for 30 years, and a part of Operating Engineers Local 147 for 35 years. He loved to fish, ride his motorcycle, and to spend time with his friends and family. Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Burton Sullivan. He is survived by his beloved wife of 36...
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Edith Jean Childress

July 3, 1931 - May 10, 2016

Edith J. Childress, 84, of Henrico passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Edith drove a school bus for Henrico County for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Mary V. Isbell; grandchildren, Joyce Butts, and Wilson Isbell; six great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 12 from 2-4p and 6-8p at Nelsen Funeral...
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Chastine Todd Ligon

June 22, 1942 - May 8, 2016

Ligon Jr., Chastine Todd, 73, of Highland Springs, passed away on May 8, 2016. He was a graduate of Highland Springs High School and retired from the former Hospital Hospitality House. Todd was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church in Sandston, VA and participated in their Outdoor Insight Ministries. He enjoyed sporting clays and photography. Todd was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Alvin S. Jones

June 18, 1928 - May 8, 2016

Alvin S. Jones, Sr., 87, passed away May 8, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Jones Leith; father, Byrd Jones; brother, Harold Jones; and sister, Nancy Lynch. Alvin is survived by his wife, Artie Jones; son, Alvin "Smitty" Jones Jr.; stepson, Douglas Burnett (Stacey); stepdaughter, Leatha Dickerson (Bill); numerous grand and great-grandchildren; stepfather, Howard...
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Thomas Neal Toth

November 13, 1949 - May 5, 2016

TOTH, Thomas Neal, 66, of Henrico passed away May 5, 2016. He was a United States Army Veteran, and an auto mechanic for many years. He graduated from Highland Springs High School in 1969, and loved to fish and fix up motorcycles. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Frances Toth. He is survived by his loving wife, Gerry Toth; children, Michelle and Tracey Toth, Kathy Nolte, and...
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John Richard Cheyne

February 14, 1929 - May 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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William Sydnor Miller

July 22, 1936 - May 4, 2016

MILLER, William Sydnor Jr., 79, of Sandston, passed away May 4, 2016. He was a United States Air Force veteran and an accountant for BB&T. He also loved hunting, gardening and reading. William is survived by his beloved wife, Phillis Miller; children, Karen Corcoran (Jim), and Janet Muntean (Frank); 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and sister, Anita Eanes. Visitation will be held...
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James B. Anderson

December 13, 1927 - May 3, 2016

James Bernard "JB" Anderson went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at age 88. JB was the second son born to Aubrey and Ruby Wade Anderson of Highland Springs, Virginia. JB served in the US Navy during WWII on a submarine as Seaman 1st Class from 1944 - 1946. After 45 years of service with Dominion Power (VEPCO), he retired in 1992 as a Construction Superintendent. During his years...
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Hazel Grimsley Clark

February 6, 1935 - May 2, 2016

CLARK, Hazel G, 81, of Henrico, passed away May 2, 2016. Hazel was a daycare provider, and loved cooking, collecting jewelry, and decorating for Christmas. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Clark, and her 4 brothers. She is survived by her 7 children, 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Visitation will be held at Nelsen...
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Brenda Jo Ann Eubank

October 19, 1943 - April 30, 2016

Eubank, Brenda Jo Ann, 72, of Highland Springs, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, William "Bill" Thomas Needham and Clara Louise Austin Needham. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Thomas Edward Eubank, Sr., with whom she shared 50+ years; her son, Thomas Edward Eubank, Jr. (Sandi); her granddaughter,...
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Aubrey Lewis Haislip

April 1, 1938 - April 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Richard Irvin Cullingsworth

September 28, 1947 - April 26, 2016

Richard Irvin Cullingsworth, 68, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Richard served in the United States Army and was a member of the Sandston Moose Lodge. He is survived by his sister, Brenda J. Dodd and husband Joe; nephews, Donald J. Shiflet and wife Amy and son Ethan; and Chat D. Dodd and Roxanne; and Sage, and Taylor. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the American...
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Diana Patricia Starke

January 11, 1954 - April 24, 2016

Diana Patricia Starke, 62, of Richmond. Our Lord Jesus Christ called Diana to be with Him on April 24, 2016. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ivy Esther Starke; grandparents, William and Madeline Howard. Diana had a loving, kind spirit which she showed through her animals. She is survived by her father, George Starke; three sisters, one brother; her best friend and love, Matt Bostic; and...
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John Michael Callaghan

December 3, 1936 - April 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Guy Baker Beattie

August 21, 1942 - April 22, 2016

BEATTIE. The life of Guy "Bud" Baker Beattie Jr. of Mechanicsville, ended peacefully on April 22, 2016. Born on August 21, 1942, to Guy Baker and Fay Carpenter Beattie in Atlanta, Ga, Bud grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He graduated from Needham Broughton High School. At age 15 he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement of the Boy Scouts of America. In 1964, Bud had the...
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Ruby Lee Mayer

December 9, 1944 - April 20, 2016

MAYER, Ruby Lee, 71, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Ruby Cutright; brothers, Albert and Jimmy. She is survived by her children, Bonnie, Cheryl, Frederick and Steve; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Glen and Woodrow. Family will receive friends Monday, April 25, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home Laburnum...
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John Frank Green

April 6, 1927 - April 13, 2016

Green, John Frank, of Henrico, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2016 at the age of 89. He was surrounded at home by the love and comfort of his family. John is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Lee; son, Thomas Balacke (Jean); granddaughter Montine Balacke Norman (Andrew) and their three children. He is also survived by his sister, Irene Sears (Cecil), as well as many nieces, nephews...
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Margaret Ellen Baggett-Scroggin

March 28, 1965 - April 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Robert Wayne Baker

December 5, 1956 - April 11, 2016

Robert W. Baker, 59, crossed to that Glorious Shore into Jesus' love and embrace on April 11, 2016. Born December 5, 1956 in Madison, WV to Alfred Rowland and Beulah K. Bennett and adopted by Robert W. Baker, he moved to Hampton, VA as a small child. Robert was hard working, dedicating over 40 years as a Newport News shipyard worker. He loved his family, friends, camping, gardening, feeding...
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Walter Palmer Scott, Jr.

August 10, 1949 - April 8, 2016

Walter "Johnny" Palmer Scott, Jr.Age 66, of Smithfield, passed away on April 8, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Goff Scott; father Walter Palmer Scott Sr. and mother Verna L. Scott . Walter is survived by his daughter, Laura and her husband Homer Marsh; son, William Scott; granddaughter, Katelyn Gregory; sister Sarah Scott Leber; brother-in-law Charles Lee Leber Sr.;...
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Cleveland B. Martin

January 10, 1948 - April 8, 2016

MARTIN, Cleveland B Jr., 68, of Sandston, passed away April 8, 2016. He was a long time employee of Media General, and enjoyed farming, fishing, and watching football and NASCAR. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland and Frances Martin; and brother, Ernie Martin. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Sue Martin; sister, Janet Craddock; nephews, Keenan Eberhard and Douglas...
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James Elliott Marks

March 18, 1937 - April 7, 2016

MARKS, James Elliott, 79, of Henrico, passed away April 7, 2016. He loved golf and gardening, but will be remembered most for being a loving father, grandfather, and brother. He was preceded in death by his wife of 11 years, Judy Marks; and his parents, Leroy Earl Marks and Lottie Lucado Marks. He is survived by his daughter, Renee Marks; grandchildren, Kiara and Katrina Marks, and Devin Coates;...
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Edna Ruth Moss

January 9, 1930 - April 7, 2016

MOSS, Edna Ruth, 86, of Highland Springs, passed away April 7, 2016. She enjoyed gardening, and was an animal lover, but will be most remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Edna is survived by her children, Patricia D Fleischer (Ray), Larry W Dale (Carter), Gloria V Penrose (Kevin), and Willie Warriner (Carol); grandchildren, Tracy, Christina, Robert,...
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William Franklin Miller

August 11, 1923 - April 4, 2016

Miller, William Franklin (Frank) of Sandston passed April 4, 2016 at his residence. A WWII Veteran, he was predeceased by his wife Alma. He leaves to cherish his memory Dorothy Barnes Miller (wife) Bishop Miller (brother), children Donald, Jeffery, Jacqueline, Dexter and Beverly, and his beloved grandchildren Craig, Kathryn, Berkley, Mark, and Katelyn and other extended family. Graveside Services...
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Stanley Bernard Greene

July 11, 1949 - April 1, 2016

GREENE, Stanley Bernard, 66, of Highland Springs, passed away at home in the early morning hours of April 1, 2016. Born on July 11, 1949 in Waynesville NC, he had been a resident of Virginia since childhood. He was preceded in death by his father, David Greene and his brother Alan Greene. Stanley, "Bernard", was proud to have served in the Navy during Viet Nam and was a member of Company 248, 1st...
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Bonnie R. Terry

April 18, 1918 - March 24, 2016

TERRY, Bonnie R, 97, of Sandston, passed away at home on March 24, 2016. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, and loved cooking and gardening. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Louie Terry; sons, Steve, Vander, and Ray Terry; and daughter, Virginia Waltrip. She is survived by her children, Frank Terry, Harvey Terry (Cathy), and Randa Leavell (Richard); daughter-in-law...
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John W. Hubbard

December 11, 1924 - March 24, 2016

HUBBARD, John W. Sr., 91, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016. He was owner and operator of J.W. Hubbard Builder & Real Estate Co. He served in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division, in WWII participating in D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and received a Purple Heart. In 2009, he was a recipient of a Congressional Commendation. Mr. Hubbard was an active member and Elder...
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Evelyn Stevenson Stephens

December 18, 1941 - March 24, 2016

STEPHENS, Evelyn S., 74, of Sandston, passed away March 24, 2016. For 37 years Evelyn was a secretary for Henrico County. She also cherished the time that she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Frederick Stephens; companion, Edwin Taylor; granddaughter, Elizabeth Johnson; and grandson, Jeremy Tinnel. She is survived by her...
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Cecil Charles Osborne

July 16, 1939 - March 22, 2016

Osborne, Cecil C. Jr., 76, of Richmond, VA departed this life on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Neola and Cecil Osborne, his sister, Patricia O. Tyler, first wife, Mable B. Osborne and his late wife, Gerry G. Osborne. He is survived by brothers, Richard E. Osborne, Clyde L.(Butch)Osborne and his loving children, Vanessa O. Arrington(John) and Wayne Osborne(Jan),...
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Patrick Michael McCarter

March 7, 1952 - March 21, 2016

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Evelyn Byrd Cvacho

December 12, 1925 - March 16, 2016

CVACHO, Evelyn B., 90, of Willow Valley Communities, Lancaster, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Born December 12, 1925 to the late Junie and Ellie Byrd in Durham, N.C., she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Daniel S. Cvacho; a son, Daniel S. Cvacho Jr.; and brothers, Douglas, Tommy and Lewis Byrd. She is survived by her son, Ken (Mary Kay); four grandchildren, five...
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Lou Layne Driscoll

March 10, 1926 - March 16, 2016

DRISCOLL, Lou Layne, 90, of Henrico, passed away March 16, 2016. She was retired from American Tobacco Company, and loved gardening, bingo, and her dog, Tiffy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Driscoll; her parents; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her brother Raymond Layne (Bessie); several nieces and nephews, including one special niece, Connie King; and...
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Anne Marie Sites

November 27, 1921 - March 15, 2016

Anne Marie Sites, 94, of Quinton, VA went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on November 27, 1921. She is survived by her husband, Warren Sites to whom she was married to for 72 years. She was a loyal wife and loving mother to their three children: Robert Sites, Richard Sites and Peggy Anne Lyon. She has two grandchildren Andrew Lyon and Ashley Anne...
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Simeon J. Phipps

September 20, 1926 - March 15, 2016

Simeon J. Phipps, Jr., 89, a resident of six years at the Masonic Home of Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Memorial Regional Medical Center. Sim is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Virginia; two nieces, Jean Phillips and Dorothy Titus and a nephew, Robert Ashley of Edenton, NC. He was the son of the late Nannie and Simeon J. Phipps, Sr. He was preceded in...
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Josephine Ingroff Hicks

October 19, 1923 - March 15, 2016

Josephine Ingroff Hicks, 92, of Henrico Va, departed this life on March 15, 2016. She is survived by her daughters Carolyn Osborne and Nancy Ingroff Lacy; deceased sons Milton and Bobby. She leaves her sister Katherine Forsyth; 4 grandchildren Angela, Nancy Lee, John, and Julia; 11 great-grandchildren: Jonathan, Zachary, Justin, Ashley, Kia, Lane, Elle, Bridgette, Savannah, Isabelle, and...
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Earl Toler Martin

January 30, 1930 - March 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Cheryl Agee Kahl

August 25, 1960 - March 11, 2016

KAHL, Cheryl Agee,55, of Henrico, passed away March 11, 2016.She loved hunting forseashells, reading, solitaire and puzzles. She enjoyed spending her time caring for all of those she loved.Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Jeff and Doris Agee. She is survived by her belovedhusband of 24 years, James Kahl; children, Christy Anderson (John), James Kahl Jr. (Amber)and David Kahl (Tiffiani...
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William Thomas Perrin

November 26, 1928 - March 10, 2016

PERRIN, William Thomas, 87, of Henrico, passed away March 10, 2016. He was a Navy veteran, and was a truck driver for Preston Trucking Company, where he earned the Million Mile Safety Award. He loved boxing, fishing, camping, and gardening, and fondly remembered his childhood farming by saying "corn, tomatoes, osh potatoes, butterbeans, cucumbers, cinnamon, squash". He was preceded in death by...
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Elizabeth Kay Powell

September 25, 1919 - March 6, 2016

POWELL, Elizabeth Kay,96, of Richmond, passed on March 6, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Margaret and Charles Fleming Kay, and the widow of Staff Sgt. Carroll A Edwards, U.S.A.F. She was preceded in death by daughter Dolores Noll Patton; and siblings, Margaret Ann Fox and Walter Fleming Kay. She is survived by her son, Donnell Edwards; granddaughters, Lyrae Patton Layne, Michelle Patton...
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Clyde Grayson Marshall

August 2, 1935 - March 5, 2016

MARSHALL, Clyde Grayson, 80, of Sandston, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at his home, with the help of hospice. He was preceded in death by his parents, Irvin and Madeline Marshall; and his three brothers, Bill, Pem, and Wallace Marshall. Clyde and his brothers worked together as bricklayers, and after 35 years Clyde retired to become a building inspector for Henrico County for...
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Alice Hobbs Parrish

June 30, 1929 - March 4, 2016

Alice Hobbs Parrish, 86, of Richmond, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016. She retired from AT&T and was a member of Bishop Memorial United Methodist Church. Alice is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Parrish, and son, Ronnie Parrish. She is survived by her sister, Marcia Rose Harris (Alton); grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, and Mandy; great grandson, Kevin and special niece, Nancy Allen...
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Kay McCullers King

October 19, 1951 - March 3, 2016

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Mary Ann Hood

April 16, 1930 - March 2, 2016

HOOD, Mary Ann, 85, of Sandston, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Hood Sr. Ann is survived by her four children, Linda, Cecilia, Herman Jr., and Loretta; sister, Virginia; her beloved grandchildren, Renee, Christina, Brian, Chris, Austen, Allysen and Mary Ashley; and great grandchild, Aryia. She will be remembered for...
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Mary C. Bowyer

October 20, 1936 - March 2, 2016

Mary Carolyn Bowyer, 79, of Sandston passed away quietly on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. She was born on October 20, 1936 to John J. and Connie M. Westbrook. Mary was a lifelong member of Antioch Baptist Church and a member of Fairfield Ruritan Club. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. Bowyer Sr.; and her children Howard E. Bowyer Jr, and John M. Bowyer. She is survived by her...
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Nancy Lee Knight

April 6, 1925 - March 1, 2016

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Horace Memory Edwards

January 12, 1944 - March 1, 2016

Horace Memory Edwards, 72, of Charles City, VA passed away March 1, 2016. Horace worked for SB Cox Inc, and was a 1963 graduate of Bladenboro High. He is preceded in death by his parents, Nash and Evelyn Edwards, and brother Franklin Edwards. Horace is survived by his children, Dewayne Edwards (Jennifer), Kevin Edwards, and Dana Holland (James); grandchildren, Hunter and Natalie Holland, and...
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Frances Xavier Blantz

November 23, 1940 - February 29, 2016

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Julie Blantz

May 31, 1950 - February 29, 2016

BLANTZ, Julia Ann Jackson "Julie", 65, died suddenly on February 29, 2016, during a tragic marina fire in Urbanna, Virginia. A graduate of Highland Springs High School, she took early retirement from the C&P Telephone Company. She loved tennis, boating, her husband Frank, their friends and being on the water. Julie was preceded in death by her father, William J. Jackson. She is survived by...
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Dan Olin Finch

October 30, 1934 - February 27, 2016

FINCH, Dan Olin Sr., 81, of Quinton, Va., died on February 27, 2016. Dan, son of Thomas and Ada Jane Finch, loving husband of Nancy Finch, passed away at his home in Quinton, Va., after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Denise Martin (Charlie); son, Dan Jr. (Holly); daughter, Cindy Coghill (David); daughter, Melanie Gilmer (Brent); and six grandchildren. Dan...
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Richard Everett Rude

October 8, 1942 - February 27, 2016

RUDE, Richard E., of Sandston, Va., formerly of Portsmouth, Va., went to be with the angels in heaven on February 27, 2016, after a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret T. Rude. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joann (Fitzgerald); his two sons, Richard Jr. (Ricky) and Bryan Keith (Robin); was "PaPa" to two grandchildren, Noah and Ashby; sister, Eleanor...
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Lucy Shimchick Marandino

May 30, 1924 - February 27, 2016

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William Edwin Pendleton

May 31, 1933 - February 26, 2016

PENDLETON, William Edwin, 82, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016. "Bill" was preceded in death by his wife, Nina, and is survived by four children, Vickie Wall (Scott), Diane Delaney (John), Tracy Pendleton (Susan), and Kandi Sant'Anna (Xel). He is also survived by nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two brothers; Raymond (Jean), and Wayne. In addition, he had a blessed life...
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Richard Shirley Ellyson

August 11, 1937 - February 25, 2016

ELLYSON, Richard Shirley "Dick", 78, of New Kent, passed away February 25, 2016. He was an accountant for Reynold's Metals, and was also an Army veteran. He was a member of Providence United Methodist Church, New Kent Ruritan Club, and Colonial Heights Senior Golf Association. He served for three terms on the New Kent Board of Supervisors, was the Interim County Treasurer and Interim County...
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Frank J. Cottrell

August 2, 1965 - February 24, 2016

COTTRELL, Frank Joseph, 50, of Henrico, passed away on February 24, 2016. He graduated from Varina High School in 1983, and was an award winning auto body painter and repairman. He also loved drag racing, farming, and military history. Frank is survived by his parents, Joseph Cottrell (Barbara) and Sandra Fox; brothers, Charles Cottrell (Sherrie) and William Ratliff; niece and nephew, Brianna...
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Anne Theresa Pascale

April 11, 1936 - February 22, 2016

Anne T. Pascale, 79, of Sandston joined her Savior and family in Heaven on Monday, February 22, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard, and her son Anthony. Anne is survived by her children, Michael Pascale, Cindy Robinson and her husband Joe, and Angelo Pascale and his wife Holly; grandchildren, Stephen Felts, his wife Shana and their children, Brenden, Tony, Troy, and Stephanie,...
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Judith Lynn Wright

June 3, 1943 - February 21, 2016

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Samuel Benjamin Zitta

August 15, 1934 - February 21, 2016

ZITTA, Samuel "Smokey" Benjamin Jr., 81, of Sandston, passed away on February 21, 2016. He was an Army veteran, and a plumber for Baker and Hazelwood. He also loved hunting and the outdoors. Smokey was an adoring father and husband, and will be remembered for wonderful and loving he was to his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Lena Zitta; his brother, Paul Thomas Zitta;...
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Lila McDaniel Weatherford

March 12, 1928 - February 18, 2016

LILA WEATHERFORD passed away on February 18, when her Savior extended His hand and they walked together to a peaceful heaven. Lila easily shared kind words and hugs and was loved by so many. We mourn the absence of her physical presence and the experiences lost, but we know her spirit will live on in our hearts. Those who knew Lila well will find solace in knowing their lives were touched by a...
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Johnnie Johnson

June 21, 1974 - February 18, 2016

Johnnie "Luke" Johnson, Jr., of Varina, was born in Richmond on June 21, 1974 and gained his wings in Heaven on February 18, 2016. Luke is survived by his wife of 20 years, Lyndie Alvis Johnson; children, Kassity Sigmund and Cpl. Dylan Johnson; grandchildren he adored, Luke and Kyleigh Underwood, all of Varina; mother, Sandy Mays; grandmother, Dorothy "Mimaw" Hall; sisters,...
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Irene Horvath Kopacsi

November 7, 1934 - February 17, 2016

KOPACSI, Irene H, 81, of Varina, passed away February 17, 2016. She was a retired manager of Virginia Garment, and a member of St. John's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Erno Kopacsi; and her sons, Ernie and Lazlo Kopacsi. She is survived by her grandchildren Ryan and Melissa Kopacsi; sister Rosi in Hungary; daughters-in-law Judy and Tammy Kopacsi; great...
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William Lewis Sharpe

July 20, 1966 - February 15, 2016

SHARPE, William "Bill" Lewis Jr., 49, of Mechanicsville, passed away February 15, 2016. He was a paver for Roadmaster Paving, and liked to work on cars. He was preceded in death by grandfather and his uncle. He is survived by his mother, Carrie June Robinson; girlfriend of 28 years, Pamela Maybush; grandmother, Myrtle B Parrish; 2 daughters Tabatha and Krystal Sharpe; and 5 grandchildren....
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Mack Donald Hudson

April 28, 1931 - February 14, 2016

On a day filled with love (Valentine's Day) and surrounded by those he loved, Mack Donald Hudson, 84, departed this life to be with his Savior whom he loved. Mack was born in Clover, Va., on April 28, 1931, to William and Lottie Hudson. He spent a childhood with numerous siblings and tobacco fields. Mack worked hard from day one and embodied a strong will and spirit, while being the perfect...
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Matilda Frances Blasko

September 15, 1923 - February 14, 2016

Matilda Frances Blasko, 92, of Richmond Virginia, formerly of Struthers Ohio, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at home with her family at her side. She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Steve Jacob Blasko; son-in-law, John Michael Gallagher; and twin brother, Michael Bandsuch. Matilda is survived by her children, Kathleen Skelley (William), and Susanne Gallagher; grandchildren...
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Bernard Clayton Walton

December 20, 1935 - February 11, 2016

WALTON, Bernard Clayton, 80, of Richmond, passed away February 11, 2016. He was a warehouse worker at Manson Utley, and enjoyed painting and camping. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Harriett Louise Walton. He is survived by his sons Jim Walton (Sandra), and Mark Walton; his grandchildren Gina, Mark Jr., Jimmy Jr., Craig, Kevin, and Rachel; and 7 great grandchildren. Visitation will...
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Gladys F. Brown

February 13, 1935 - February 10, 2016

On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Gladys Flannagan Brown, age 80, of Henrico County, Virginia, was called home to her Heavenly Father after a courageous battle against ovarian cancer. She was preceded in death by her son, Aubrey Hampton Brown Jr.; and husband, Aubrey Hampton Brown Sr. Gladys is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Brown Snipes (Keith), Patricia Brown Bonwell (Bill); grandchildren,...
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John Linwood Minter

August 3, 1927 - February 10, 2016

John L. "Pete" Minter, Jr., 88, of Mechanicsville, VA passed away February 10, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. Sr. and Nora Batterby Minter, and his daughter, Terry. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Agnes D. Minter; children, Peggy Minter Cantrell (Ralph), June Groves, John L. "Linny" Minter III, and P. Lance Minter (Wendy); his sisters, Ann Hardy, Ruth Carreras,...
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Cheryl Lynne Glaspie

July 19, 1960 - February 10, 2016

Glaspie, Cheryl Lynne "Grammy", 55, of Sandston, died on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice Wootton; and sister-in-law, Katie Glaspie. Cheryl is survived by her husband, John Glaspie; son, Colby Cridlin (Billie); grandson, Daniel Cridlin; father, Lewis Wootton (Anna); sister, Evelyn Green (Michael); sister-in-law, Carrie Hite; brothers-in-law, Steve and...
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Joyce Mae Anderson

November 20, 1935 - February 10, 2016


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Faye Anita Gay

November 13, 1932 - February 9, 2016

GAY, Faye Anita, 83, of Henrico, passed away February 9, 2016. Her greatest joys as a homemaker were sewing, cooking, and gardening. She was also an animal lover, and especially cared for her dog Misty, and her birds, Sierra and Ceasar. Faye was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Leo "Tiny" Gay Sr. She is survived by her children, Deborah Somoza (Oscar), Pamela Gay (Larry), Leo ...
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Carol Lynn Fulwider

July 12, 1959 - February 9, 2016


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Leslie Earl Hobson

November 5, 1959 - February 9, 2016


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Lincoln Eugene Akers

May 16, 1925 - February 8, 2016

Lincoln "Gene" Akers, 90, of Henrico passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of WW II and Korea. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and was very active in the youth programs and bus ministry. He received the first Father of the Year award in Henrico and afterwards the award was named after him, the Lincoln Eugene Akers Award. He would proudly present the award every...
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Edna Myrtle Boone

September 14, 1923 - February 8, 2016

Edna Myrtle DeWeese Boone, 92, of Henrico passed away February 8, 2016 at her home where she was lovingly cared for by her son Rodger and daughter-in-law Nancy. Edna, a twin, was one of 10 children born to Arthur and Ivy Myrtle DeWeese in Mt. Hope, WV. She was the widow of Howard Boone and preceded in death by their two daughters, Barbara Santa Maria and Anna Blankenship. She is survived by five...
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Emanuel Titus Dan

May 15, 1933 - February 6, 2016


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Jacqueline Marie Deal

July 26, 1934 - February 6, 2016


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Emmet Morton Williams

September 3, 1925 - February 5, 2016


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Gary Howard Pulling

June 24, 1948 - February 5, 2016

Gary Pulling "Nappy", 68, of Highland Springs passed away Friday, February 5, 2016. Gary served honorably in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Driver Pulling. Gary is survived by his mother, Lillie W. Pulling; children, Timothy, Wendy, Michelle, and Mark; grandchildren, Alyssa, Gracie, Justin, Courtney, and Iain; and siblings, Margaret,...
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Katherine K. Hicks

January 4, 1925 - February 4, 2016

Katherine (Kitty) Keeton Hicks, 91, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey C. and Elizabeth S. Keeton; sister, Mary Maher; brother, Dewey C. Keeton Jr., all of Richmond. Kitty is survived by her husband, William I. Hicks; daughter and son in law, Carolyn and Michael Colvin of Brunswick, GA; son, Timothy Hicks of Richmond; grandchildren...
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James W. Turner

April 3, 1936 - February 2, 2016

TURNER, James William "Buddy," 79, of Henrico, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Turner. Buddy is survived by his children, Ginger (Junior), Brenda (George) and Vicky (Larry); grandchildren, Michelle (Chris), Malinda, Ollie, Jim, Jason and Little Chris; five great-grandchildren, and numerous friends and loved ones. A special thanks to...
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Brenda Gayle Whittaker

November 23, 1962 - January 30, 2016

WHITTAKER, Brenda G., 53, of Sandston, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Whittaker. She is survived by sons, Bobby (Meredith) and Joseph (Julie); daughter, Reba; grandchildren, Tripp and Norah; father, Floyd Goswick; mother, Becky Goswick; siblings, Lynn, Michael and Jason; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive...
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George Gordan Land

May 16, 1948 - January 30, 2016

LAND, George G. Jr., 67, of Henrico, passed away on January 30, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was a graduate of JRTucker, played football, and served in the Virginia National Guard. He was a kind and gentle soul, and loved all animals, in particular Judy the escape artist. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Virginia Land. He is survived by his wife of 49 years...
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