Our Obituaries

David Eugene Williamson

June 30, 1941 - May 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Romeo H. Crump

May 24, 1950 - May 16, 2017

Romeo Hilfred Crump, 66, of Charles City County, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was a member of Elam Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Whitehead Crump and his father, Robert H. Crump Sr. He will be greatly missed by his brother and sisters, Robert H. Crump, Jr. (Debbie), Cheryl Crump, Crystal Bradby (Rodney) and Andrea Crump; nieces and nephews, LaShahn Butts...
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Mary R. Rudolph

April 30, 1928 - May 15, 2017

Mary R. Rudolph, 89, of New Kent, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, entered eternal rest on Monday, May 15, 2017. Mary was predeceased by her husband, William F. Rudolph; parents, Ralph S. and Honora Forte; and brother, Edwin J. Forte. She is survived by a daughter, Jane Walsh (Michael) of New Kent; a son, James G. Rudolph (Lori) of Staten Island, NY; four grandchildren, Michael J. Walsh (Michele), Megan...
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Gertrude Virginia Jones

April 24, 1923 - May 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Mildred H. Angel

November 10, 1930 - May 13, 2017

Mildred H. Angel, 86, of Providence Forge, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Mildred worked for the telephone company for 37 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Angel, Jr. Left to cherish Mildred's memory are her sister, Thelma H. Coates; nieces Delores Thornsberry (Richard), Joanne Walton (Dave); nephews Gary Hall (Carolyn), James M. Hall, Melvin J. Hall, Jr., James...
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Mildred Ann Michie Taylor

August 9, 1908 - May 12, 2017

TAYLOR, Mildred Ann (Michie), 108, went to be with the Lord in eternal life on May 12, 2017. Born in Gordonsville, Va., she resided in Sandston, Va. most of her adult life. She was a member of Sandston Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest P. Taylor; her parents, John and Champe Michie; two brothers, four sisters; a son, George K. Taylor; and grandson, Dwayne P. Taylor....
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Cathy McCune

December 21, 1957 - May 7, 2017

MCCUNE, Anna Catherine "Cathy", passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 7, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Henry and Helen Wiley Rengstorf; and her grandparents, Edward James and Catherine Cheatham Wiley. Cathy is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, John Brian McCune; three sisters, Barbara Brown (George), Sara Rengstorf, and Mary Rengstorf...
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Michael Allen Hunt

June 11, 1955 - May 7, 2017

Michael Allen Hunt, 61, of Henrico, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Doris Hunt; and his brother, Steve Hunt. Mike's happiest times were spent fishing and camping with his family and friends. He also enjoyed watching the Redskins play. Left to cherish his memory are his partner, Wanda Hunt; children, Heather Hunt (Chris Wheeler), Keith...
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Mary Oakes Babcock

October 29, 1980 - May 6, 2017

Mary Oakes Babcock, 36, of New Kent, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 6, 2017. She is survived by her parents, Wilma Oakes and John Oakes; her beloved children, Margaret "Maggie" Oakes and John "Jacy" Babcock; and her brother, Micah Oakes. She is loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She met the love of her life, Alan Joyce, who continuously made her smile and is with her today....
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Douglas I. Stanley

April 8, 1928 - May 6, 2017

Douglas I. "Doug" Stanley, 89, of Sandston passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017. He was employed as a conductor with CSX for 40 years. Doug was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, and he was a veteran of WWII, serving his country honorably as a Navy Seabee. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 6936 and the American Legion Post #144, located in Highland Springs. Doug is...
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Herbert Broughton Fitzgerald

September 25, 1944 - May 5, 2017

FITZGERALD, Herbert Broughton (Jimmy), 72, of Charles City, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home the morning of May 5, 2017. Jimmy was blessed to have had numerous friends and neighbors who watched after him as his health failed. He was a gentle soul with simple tastes who loved nature and animals, but loved nothing more than sitting on his porch in the spring and watching his beloved...
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Gladys Aigner Holmes

July 6, 1923 - May 5, 2017

Holmes, Gladys A., passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Holmes; son-in-law, Claude Webster; and grandson, Gregory May. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth H. Webster of Rocky Mount, VA; and Mildred H. May and her husband, Robert (Bob) of Varina; her grandchildren, Jennifer Hopgood (Damon) and Michael May (Amanda); four great...
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Thelma Pavey Newton

May 2, 1927 - May 3, 2017

Thelma Pavey Newton, 90, of Quinton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hattie Chinault and William Joseph Pavey; eight brothers and four sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 64 years, Robert "Bob" Newton; daughter, Faye Newton Slosjarik (Steve); grandchildren, Stephen Slosjarik (Kathy), Nicole O'Bier (B.J.)...
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Derwood R. Jefferson

July 27, 1935 - May 2, 2017

JEFFERSON, Derwood Randolph, 81, of Hanover, passed away on May 2, 2017, after losing his battle with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Virginia "Ginny" Jefferson; brother, Ivan H. "Uncle Pete" Jefferson of Sandston; and many nieces and nephews. Derwood enjoyed bluegrass music and traveling with Ginny. He was also a...
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Richard L. Back

September 22, 1938 - May 2, 2017

BACK, Richard L., 78, of Quinton, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Mike Back. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 36 years, Sandy Back; children, Cathy Davies (Paul), David Brinkley (Lisa), Philip Brinkley (Tanya) and Jeffrey Brinkley; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on...
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Dorothy Aliff Mendez

October 22, 1943 - May 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Chad Sterling Brown

May 20, 1986 - April 29, 2017

Chad Sterling Brown of Sandston, Virginia passed away unexpectedly on Saturday April 29, 2017. Chad was born at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan on May 20, 1986 to his loving parents Sharon Adams and Manley Brown, who survive him. Chad spent most of his childhood in Virginia Beach, VA, but he was also lucky enough to live in Spain for a period of time as his parents were Naval Petty...
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Judith Frye Taylor

August 27, 1941 - April 26, 2017

Judith Frye Taylor ,75, of Varina, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. She was a devoted wife and mother. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 53 years, Edward Peyton Taylor; daughter, Robin Smith; grandson, Nicholas Zay Smith; stepchildren, Wayne Taylor (Sandie), Cathy Totty (Wayne) and Dwayne Taylor (Martha Jones); sisters, Rebecca Mullins, Patricia Miller and Sharon Harner ...
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Gloria E. Shupe

October 31, 1937 - April 26, 2017

SHUPE, Gloria E., 79, of Varina, passed away on April 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, John Shupe. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Pam Dunkum (Rocky); sons, Frankie Shupe and Ronnie Shupe (Karen); six grandchildren, Mitch Dunkum (Niki), Amanda Newman (Stephen), Emily Dunkum, Sam, Travis and Macy Shupe; and three great-grandchildren, Hank and Ava Dunkum...
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Jack Kenneth Carver

June 27, 1920 - April 25, 2017

CARVER, Jack Kenneth, 96, of Midlothian, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. He was a retired marketing executive. Jack attended temple at Congregation Beth Ahabah. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Private in 1942 and rose in rank to First Lieutenant. Jack served in the 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, Third Army, in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. His...
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Margie Yvonne Burch

August 11, 1939 - April 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Mary Ann Moore Brown

June 21, 1949 - April 24, 2017

Mary Ann Moore Brown, 67, of Varina, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 24, 2017, with her children by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Eleanor Moore; devoted significant other, Samuel Barker; father of her children, Donald Brown; and brother-in-law, Danny Wilton. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Stacy Donati (J.B.) and John Brown (Cristy);...
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Wayne Lee Ragsdale

May 15, 1947 - April 24, 2017

RAGSDALE, Wayne Lee, 69, of Highland Springs, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. Wayne enjoyed fishing and was a fan of NASCAR. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Frances Ragsdale; and his sister, Beverly Hughes. Left to cherish Wayne's memory are his wife of 50 years, Darlene Ragsdale; son, Larry Ragsdale; grandchildren, Lee and Courtney Ragsdale; his siblings, Bobby...
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Frances Elliott Rafferty Harper

November 16, 1940 - April 22, 2017

Frances Elliott Rafferty Harper, 76, of Richmond passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017. She came to Richmond from Coeburn, South West Virginia early in life while still caring for her mother first in the textile industry, then moving on to tobacco in its heyday. Retiring from AT & T communications, she was an avid shopper, interior decorator, and absolutely loving mother. She was preceded...
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James P. Savitts

May 26, 1944 - April 19, 2017

James Paul Savitts, 73 of Richmond, died April 19, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Helen Savitts, his brother Patrick; and his daughter, Sharon. He is survived by his loving wife, Jane; son, Eric Savitts and his wife Lisa; Carrie Lorimer and her husband, Jason. Grandchildren, Carter and Leah Savitts, Ruby and Ellie Lorimer; sisters...
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Shirley M. Baldwin

April 26, 1931 - April 18, 2017

Shirley Baldwin, 85, of Sandston, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was a retired child care provider with Oakwood Daycare Center and a longtime member of Oakwood Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three brothers and seven sisters. She is survived by three children, Diana Throckmorton and husband, Bruce, Mark Baldwin and wife, Donna and Christopher...
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Mary Katherine Manes

August 28, 1949 - April 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Ann Saunders Ragland

July 16, 1936 - April 15, 2017

Ann Saunders Ragland, 80, of Quinton, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. She retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation. Ann also played the organ for various churches, most recently, Varina Episcopal Church and worked at the Williamsburg Antique Mall. She was a member of Four Mile Creek Baptist Church. Ann was happiest when she was quilting or working in the flower beds. She...
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Thelma Wood Enroughty

December 18, 1946 - April 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Edith Carol Crews

September 21, 1936 - April 13, 2017

Edith Carol Crews, 80, of Highland Springs, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James G. Crews, Sr.; daughter, Susan Crews; and son, James "Bubba" G. Crews, Jr. Edith enjoyed fishing and cooking. She loved spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Teresa Crews,...
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Babs Barnum Land

August 26, 1949 - April 10, 2017

Berkley "Babs" Barnum Land, 67, a lifelong Henrico resident, passed away on April 10, 2017, after a brief struggle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, George Land; her brother-in-law, Ryland Whiteside; and her parents, Cora and Winfrey Barnum. Survivors include her daughter, Carrie Marsh (Lee); her special granddaughter and favorite shopping partner, Emily...
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Polly G. Duvall

January 13, 1930 - April 10, 2017

DUVALL, Pauline "Polly," 87, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2017, in Richmond, Va. She was born in Augusta County, Va. Polly was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and Helen; and her husband of over 60 years, A. Ray. She worked at CVS/Peoples Drug for over 45 years. Polly was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed by all...
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Robert Gene Oxley,

November 15, 1957 - April 9, 2017

Robert Gene "Pete" Oxley, Jr., 59, of Richmond passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. He attended Lee Davis High School and Richmond Tech for HVAC systems. Pete was a master electrician and served in the U. S. Marine Corps as a diesel mechanic working on and test driving tanks. He loved racing, football and trips to the beach. He loved his job and took pride in anything and everything he did. ...
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Raymond Matthew Henry

July 24, 1992 - April 7, 2017

Corporal Raymond M. Henry, 24, of Richmond, passed away on April 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Ricardo M. Henry. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Dacia Y. Henry; sisters, Audrey E. Henry and Camille J. Henry; maternal grandparents, Mrs. Genie A. Murphy, Mr. Michael B. Murphy, and Dr. John W. Hall, Jr.; and paternal grandparents, Mrs. Joyce Henry and Mr. Washington...
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Roger Mays Agee,

September 7, 1959 - April 7, 2017

AGEE, Roger Mays Jr. "Rocky," 57, of Charles City, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 7, 2017. Rocky was a tremendously kind, generous, and caring person. He was passionate about his family, friends, bluegrass music, the outdoors, and the St. Louis Cardinals. As we reflect on his life, we hope to take comfort in his love for his family and friends, his contagious...
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Dave Lee Campbell

September 18, 1947 - April 7, 2017

Dave Campbell, 69, of Mechanicsville passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017. He was the owner of Hanover Peaches and was a member of the American Legion Post # 144. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Clara Campbell and brother, Tommy Campbell. He is survived by his wife, Ann Campbell; son, Brian Campbell and wife, Donna; grandson, Jack Campbell; brother, Danny Campbell and wife,...
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Eileen Sullivan Williams

September 13, 1957 - April 4, 2017

Eileen Sullivan Williams, 59, beloved wife, mother, sister, teacher and friend, passed away peacefully at home on Tue. April 4, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Brent, their son, Brendan, 2 sisters, Bernice Cavalluzzi (Marty) and Ruth Bedore (Joby), and 5 brothers, Greg Sullivan (Emily Beck), Paul Sullivan (Shari), Philip Sullivan (Theresa), Robert Sullivan (Amanda) and Thomas Sullivan ...
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Wilton S. Mitchell,

October 16, 1926 - April 4, 2017

Wilton S. Mitchell, Jr., 90, of Richmond, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. He was a career long truck driver and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. He loved riding his motorcycle and working in his garden. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Ellyson Mitchell; parents, Wilton and Marie Mitchell; daughter, Donna M. Ho; grandson, Jeffrey Manoley; brother, Joseph Mitchell...
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Larry Anthony Cox

November 25, 1950 - April 2, 2017

Larry Anthony Cox, on April 2, 2017, God called another angel home. Larry joins in heaven his mother and father, Lewis Cox Sr. and Gladys Butler Cox; and his brother, Donald Cox Sr. Larry was an amazing father, raising his three children on his own, Amy Cox (Robert Carroll), Eric Cox (Amber) and Tammy Campbell (Jason). In 1995, he married Madge and took the role of dad to her four children, Lisa...
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Elsie Louise Guidt

April 27, 1931 - April 2, 2017

Elsie Louise Shumaker Guidt, 85, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Claude Patrick Guidt, Jr., and her parents, Ernest and Agnes Shumaker. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Mitchell Guidt (Susan) and Terry Guidt (Beverly); grandchildren, Lora Hamilton (Scott), Travis Guidt (Jennifer), Tara Dalton, and Troy Guidt ...
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Judith Ann Rosner

February 14, 1944 - April 1, 2017

Judith Rosner, 73 of Richmond, passed away on April 1, 2017. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Lorraine Cottone. Judith worked as a Personal Director at Campbell Shipyard in San Diego, CA. She is survived by her siblings: Lawrence Cottone of Salt Lake City, UT., Suzanne Cottone of Southbury, CT., Nancy Kinsley of Fredericksburg, VA., Pamela Archer of Winchester, VA., and James...
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Anne M. Jones

December 7, 1930 - March 27, 2017

Anne M. Jones, 86, of Henrico, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark D. Jones; sons, John Robert Maxey Jr. and David Wayne Maxey; sisters, Margaret Miller, Marcie Conway and Thelma Lee Patterson; and brother, Clarence Patterson. Anne worked as an administrative assistant at Richmond Memorial Hospital and was a member of Hardy Central Baptist Church...
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Lillie Walker Pulling

March 8, 1928 - March 27, 2017

Lillie Walker Pulling, 89, of Highland Springs, Va., passed away on March 27, 2017. She was born on March 8, 1928, in Highland Springs. She married the late Richard Carter Pulling Sr. in 1945. She is preceded in death by her husband and by their son, Gary. She is survived by her sister, Sarah Throckmorton; five children, Margaret Batten, Richard Pulling Jr., Glenn Pulling, Sandra Payne and Janet...
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Robert Barry Norris

June 10, 1955 - March 26, 2017

Robert Barry Norris, 61, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, John R. and Helen V. Norris; brother, John R. Norris, Jr.; and sons, Chirs and Daniel Norris. Robert worked at Nabisco for 36 years as a sanitor. He was a proud Marine "M.P.". Robert was an avid hunter and a fairly truthful fisherman. Left to cherish his memory are...
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Eileen Burkett Pomeroy

April 23, 1938 - March 25, 2017

POMEROY, Eileen Burkett, 78, of Virginia Beach, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Eileen is survived by her husband, John Russell Pomeroy, Jr.; children, Michael Pomeroy (Sandy), Mary-Louise Preston (Chuck), Christopher Pomeroy (Mary-Ellen) & Angela Pomeroy; grandchildren, Kayla, Lee & Larry; siblings, Kathleen Craig & Louis Fryzel. Eileen was a very proud member of the United...
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Gleason F. Dale

January 21, 1926 - March 25, 2017

Rev. Gleason F. Dale, 91, of Hopewell, finished his course on Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was a retired Ordained Bishop with the Church of God and was a member of City Point Restoration Church of God. Rev. Dale served as a pastor for 20 years in West Virginia, chaplain for John Randolph Medical Center for 15 years and nursing home minister for 13 years. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Barbara Atkins Thornton

August 26, 1925 - March 24, 2017

Barbara Atkins Thornton, 91, of Sandston, passed away on March 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Thornton. She is survived by 3 daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and David Milby, Jean and David Anderson, and Judy and Bruce Fleming. Barbara loved her family and was thrilled to have 11 grandchildren: Michael, Becky, Ted, Will, Douglas, James, Carter, Lorena, Christian...
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Shirley Gray Newsom

May 8, 1926 - March 24, 2017

Shirley Gray Newsom "Shorty", 90, of Highland Springs, passed away on March 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Marion; his mother, Alice; his wife, Norma; and his son, Jack. He drove a semi for 20 years for New Dixie Lines before going to work for Sears for about 20 years. He served honorably in WWII in the Guadalcanal Campaign. He loved camping with his family, and he...
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Dolores Kasky Posenau

January 11, 1932 - March 21, 2017

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

March 24, 1920 - March 20, 2017

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

June 8, 1957 - March 20, 2017

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

April 30, 1921 - March 19, 2017

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

February 12, 1965 - March 18, 2017

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

May 28, 1935 - March 17, 2017

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

September 13, 1954 - March 15, 2017

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

November 14, 1942 - March 13, 2017

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

November 11, 1947 - March 11, 2017

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

September 2, 1947 - March 9, 2017

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

January 25, 1937 - March 8, 2017

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

June 22, 1927 - March 6, 2017

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

March 4, 1948 - March 4, 2017

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

November 12, 1932 - February 27, 2017

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

November 12, 1932 - February 27, 2017

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

January 26, 1942 - February 26, 2017

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

April 2, 1947 - February 24, 2017

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

November 16, 1984 - February 22, 2017

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

October 19, 1922 - February 20, 2017

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

March 6, 1944 - February 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Rick Vaughan Lewis,

December 4, 1946 - February 16, 2017

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

April 13, 1934 - February 12, 2017

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

August 29, 1946 - February 11, 2017

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

December 4, 1928 - February 11, 2017

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

March 4, 1934 - February 10, 2017

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

December 8, 1959 - February 9, 2017

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

December 20, 1947 - February 7, 2017

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

June 1, 1931 - February 7, 2017

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

March 12, 1925 - February 6, 2017

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

December 8, 1960 - February 4, 2017

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

June 15, 1961 - January 30, 2017

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

January 24, 1926 - January 30, 2017

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

April 26, 1938 - January 26, 2017

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

December 7, 1960 - January 26, 2017

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

June 1, 1927 - January 26, 2017

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

June 19, 1940 - January 25, 2017

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

November 5, 1929 - January 22, 2017

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

December 20, 1928 - January 22, 2017

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

September 15, 1930 - January 20, 2017

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

November 19, 1937 - January 20, 2017

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

April 24, 1952 - January 18, 2017

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

January 19, 1947 - January 17, 2017

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

September 16, 1948 - January 17, 2017

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

February 19, 1954 - January 17, 2017

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

September 3, 1939 - January 16, 2017

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

February 22, 1935 - January 15, 2017

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

November 13, 1926 - January 13, 2017

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

April 28, 1919 - January 12, 2017

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

May 8, 1931 - January 11, 2017

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

March 4, 1952 - January 10, 2017

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

August 15, 1939 - January 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Geneva Stoops Curlee Gifford

October 1, 1926 - January 7, 2017

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