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Lewie Dixon

July 3, 1926 - January 1, 2013


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Joseph J. Bulinkis

September 30, 1924 - January 1, 2013

Joseph J. Bulinkis died in Reston, VA, on January 1, 2013, after a short illness. He was born September 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, PA, and since 1997, lived in West Chester, PA. Joseph served with the U.S. Army 20th Air Force in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he graduated from the Philadelphia Museum School of Art in Industrial Design and worked in his...
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Loretta L Forsyth

December 19, 1933 - December 30, 2012

Mrs. Loretta L. Forsyth, most recently of Paymyra, Virginia, passed away December 30, 2012 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor H. Forsyth. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
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Rex Everhart McLain, Jr.

February 26, 1927 - December 25, 2012

Rex Everhart McLain, Jr., 85, of Pittsburgh, PA passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at his residence in Lake Monticello, VA after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Emily Jean McLain, son Rex Everhart McLain III and his wife , Ann of Houston, TX; daugher Marjorie Emily Chester, and husband, William of Scottsville Va.; granddaughter Shannon Elizabeth McLain,...
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John Sherry

November 17, 1925 - December 23, 2012

SHERRY, Dr. John B., 87, passed away suddenly December 23, 2012 at Beaufont Towers, Richmond, Va. He was born November 17, 1925 to Luke and Winnifred Sherry in Toronto, Canada. He is survived by his niece, Sherry Burrows (Bell); nephews, David (Wendy) Bell, Donald (Marilyn) Bell and Douglas (Cathy) Bell; and his adopted family, the Blanchards and Cataldis. He graduated from the University of...
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John B. Sherry

November 17, 1925 - December 23, 2012


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Robert Livingston Deeds, Jr.

April 19, 1932 - December 22, 2012

Robert Livingston Deeds, Jr., 80, of Charlottesville, passed away at the Hospice of the Piedmont-Hospice House Saturday, December 22, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
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Peggy Gore Nance

April 29, 1933 - December 21, 2012

Mrs. Peggy Gore Owens Nance of Richmond, VA Born – April 29th, 1933 – December 21st 2012 Peggy passed away peacefully at her home on Friday night, December 21st in Richmond, VA. Mom will be greatly missed and remain alive in our hearts forever. Peggy worked all of her life in the paralegal and Personnel Administration occupation in Charlotte N.C. and relocated to Bon Air, VA 7 years...
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Robert Dunn May

August 24, 1952 - December 14, 2012

Robert (Bob) Dunn May, age 60, a resident of Richmond, VA, formerly of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on December 14, 2012. Born August 24, 1952 in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late James Terrell May, Jr, MD, and Madge Dunn May, MD, MPH. Bob graduated from Frank W Cox High School and spent a number of years at Virginia Tech, but ultimately took his bachelor degree from East Carolina...
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John Strauther Pangle

May 27, 1959 - December 12, 2012

John Strauther Pangle, 53, passed away at the Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, after a battle with cancer. John was born on May 27, 1959, at Martin Army Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia. He grew up in Augusta County, Virginia, where he attended Woodrow Wilson Memorial High School and graduated with the Class of 1977. John worked for the...
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Bernard Paul Dickinson

April 18, 1938 - December 12, 2012


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Dolores S Hall

December 13, 1920 - December 12, 2012

Delores S. Hall passed away December 12, 2012 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was born in Mississippi on December 13, 1920 and most recently resided with her son, Earle Raymond Hackett, in Afton, Virginia.
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Phyllis Jane Collier

June 30, 1943 - December 12, 2012

Phyllis Jane Collier, 69, of Barboursville passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was born June 30, 1943 to the late Margaret and Albert Lee Drumheller. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Collier, Jr. of Barboursville and four children by her late husband Floyd M. Scott: son; Douglas M. Scott (Donna) of Keene, daughters; Donna Scott of Charlottesville,...
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John Watts Clark

December 14, 1932 - December 11, 2012


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John Watts Clark

December 14, 1932 - December 11, 2012

John Watts Clark, 79, of Charlottesville, passed away peacefully December 11, 2012 at the Hospice House with his daughter Anna by his side. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
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Berniece Bottoms Sweeney

October 11, 1920 - December 9, 2012

Berniece Bottoms Sweeney, 92, died on December 9th, 2012 in Lynchburg VA. She had been residing at Heritage Green for nearly a year. Mrs. Sweeney was born on On October 11th, 1920, in Richmond, VA, to the late William O. Bottoms and the late Clara Middlebrook Bottoms. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Daniel J. Sweeney, her son, Michael D. Sweeney, two sisters, Rosalee...
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Rizalina Roda Zerate

May 26, 1927 - December 9, 2012

Rizalina, Charing as she was loving called by family and friends, was born on May 26, 1927, the 4th of 11 children , to Alvaro Sr. & Maxima Roda. She went to rest comfortably and in peace on Dec.9, 2012 being lovingly held by her daughters, Calina Beth Zerate, MD & Zally Mae Schulstad. She was preceded by her husband, Calion Zerate who passed away 37 years ago. She is survived by 5 siblings,...
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Gina Marie Bell

December 3, 1963 - December 7, 2012

Gina Marie Bell, 49, of Quinton Va passed away peacefuly December 7th, 2012 after a year long courageous battle with cancer. She was born on December 3rd 1963. She was formaly a resident of Henrico Va for many years. She is survived by Clint Harris, sons Michael and Chris Harris, and daughters Emily and Victoria Jeffries. Sister Judy Taylor and Mother Virginia. Gina was very loving mother would...
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Melinda B. Marson

December 19, 1955 - December 6, 2012

Melinda B. Marson of Reston, VA, died Thursday, December 6th, 2012, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born in New York City on December 19th, 1955, she grew up in Ecuador and New York. She received a B.A. from Eckerd College in Comparative Literature and Languages which lead her to travel to Israel, Palestine, the Sinai Desert, Russia, and Italy. She then lived in France for two...
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Linda Sveinsson

July 1, 1938 - December 6, 2012

Linda Sveinsson, 74,born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, passed away in Falls Church Virginia on December 6, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Eric and Sarah Rodgers of Northport, Alabama and her sister, Anne Cornett and her husband Charles. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Hjalmar Sveinsson, son, Steve Moreno III and his wife Lauran, daughter, Martha Defibaugh and her...
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Rebecca Lobel Bestimt

December 4, 2012

Rebecca Lobel Bestimt, age 91, died peacefully on December 4, 2012. Rebecca was the beloved wife of the late William S. Bestimt and the mother of William J., Martin, and Ann Bestimt; mother-in-law to Linda Bestimt and David Higdon; grandmother of Amanda Murphy and Jason Bestimt and four great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Culpepper Gardens, c/o Mary Van Wie, 4439 N....
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Susan M. Ziegler

November 27, 2012


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Melba R. Carter

October 26, 1919 - November 27, 2012

Melba Romine Carter, 93, formerly of Montgomery, W.Va. passed away November 27, 2012, in Midlothian, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Carter of 60 years of marriage. She is survived by her sons, Richard L. Carter and his wife Margaret Ann of Midlothian, Va.; Rev. Robert A. Carter and his wife, Gladys of Petersburg, Alaska; three grandchildren, Brian A. Carter and his wife...
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Roland Charles Gravenkemper

April 13, 1926 - November 26, 2012


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Earl Lester, Jr.

October 23, 1959 - November 26, 2012

Lester, Earl Jr. "Hardrock", 53, passed away on November 26, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Carmie Lester, and brother, Johnny Lester. He is survived by daughter, Jennifer Hughes, grandchildren, Trey, Ja'Lia, and Jasmine, sisters, Elizabeth Ann Honeycutt and Frances Darlene Geer, brothers, Ronald, Donald, and Michael Lester, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial...
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William Preston Schwab

March 3, 1951 - November 24, 2012

William Preston Schwab "Bill", 61, of Gordonsville passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 24, 2012 in the Hospice of the Piedmont, Hospice House. Bill was born on March 3, 1951 in Alexandria, VA to Carroll and Phyllis Schwab. He was a loving husband and father whose absence will be greatly missed. He served in the U.S. Navy stationed in Adak, Alaska and on the LPD7 during the...
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William Conley

December 9, 1929 - November 24, 2012

William Conley, of Chester, Virginia (formerly Saginaw, Michigan), peacefully departed this life on November 24, 2012. He was surrounded by his family. He was cremated according to his wishes. Arrangements were private.
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Darcy Allan Young III

January 10, 1930 - November 18, 2012


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John Jerauld Owen

February 21, 1916 - November 17, 2012


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Edith M. Austin

December 29, 1931 - November 17, 2012

Edith Morton Austin, born December 29, 1931, went to be with her lord on November 17, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, John David Morton and Florence Williams Morton of Charlotte County, Virginia, and her great grandson and angel Trevor Scott Chaplin, of Dinwiddie, Virginia.**** Edith was a devoted Christian at Kenwood United Methodist Church in North Dinwiddie County...
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Andrew John "A.J." Kensington

November 15, 2012

Andrew John "A.J." Kensington, 62, of Charlottesville, VA passed away November 15, 2012 at UVA Medical Center. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Alexander and his brother, Jeffrey Kerr and their families. Arrangements are private.
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Leslie Brandon Shay

October 27, 1959 - November 14, 2012

Leslie Brandon Shay, age 53, passed away November 14th in her sweet home in Afton, VA after a long struggle with cancer. Her daughter stayed next to her, arms intertwined for her last breath. Her creativity and joyful, humorous nature brought people together. Her Acupuncture healed many and changed lives. She will be incredibly missed by her daughter, Shay Munroe, son, Brandon Munroe, sister,...
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Mildred Lavone Stine

February 2, 1931 - November 14, 2012

Mrs. Mildred Lavone Stine passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Mrs. Stine was born on February 2, 1931 in Westernport, MD. She was a resident of Falls Church, Virginia for 47 years. She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years John N. Stine Jr. Millie is survived by her two sons John Stine III of Woodbridge ,VA and Michael Stine of Centreville, VA. Three grandsons John Stine...
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Betty Eileen Dore

July 28, 1923 - November 12, 2012

Betty Eileen Doré, born July 28, 1923 in Huntington, West Virginia, joined our family of Angels on November 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Marie Summitt. She is survived by 5 children, Laura Fender, (Jeff), Kathleen Landi, (Tim), Bruce Schoenbauer, (Gerri), Sharon Doré , and Daniel Doré, (Debra). Betty was Little Nanny to 20 grandchildren, Great-Grand Nanny to 34,...
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Louise E. Gibbons

January 5, 1937 - November 9, 2012

Ms. Louise E. Gibbons was born on January 5, 1937 and passed away on November 9, 2012. Ms. Gibbons was a residence of Manassas, Virginia.
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Helen Christine Burgman

June 22, 1919 - November 7, 2012

Helen Christine Burgman was born on June 22, 1919 and passed away on November 7, 2012. Mrs., Burgman was a resident of Woodbrige, Virginia.
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Barbara Rose Pointer

July 25, 1935 - November 3, 2012


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Darren Forrest Huddleston

February 1, 1963 - November 2, 2012

Darren Huddleston was raised in Knoxville, TN and joined the Navy in 1987 where he would become qualified to work aboard the USS Oklahoma City. Upon leaving the Navy in 1996, Darren was hired by Nikon Precision Inc where he worked as a Field Service Engineer. Working there for 11 faithful years, the failing economy caused Darren to be let off from work. He would eventually be hired by Candela...
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Doris A. Binhammer

August 2, 1931 - November 2, 2012

BINHAMMER, Doris Anita, 81, of Midlothian, VA. passed away Friday, November 2, 2012 in the comfort of her home with family by her side. Daughter of Oral and Elfleda Calnan, Picton, Ontario, Canada. Sister to Merle, Gena and Harvard; loving wife of Dr. Harold for 58 years also of Midlothian Va, previously they lived in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Loving Mom to Richard, Paul ( & Cathy),...
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Thomas Frank Montgomery

April 8, 1958 - October 31, 2012


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Stephen Thomas Crowder

January 4, 1951 - October 30, 2012

CROWDER, Stephen Thomas, 62, passed away peacefully at home October 30, 2012. The son of the late Mary Abernethy Crowder and Bedford Russell Crowder, he is survived by his sons, James Russell Crowder and William Stephenson Crowder; his sisters, Duane I. Wallace, Courtney B. Davis and Vivian L. Branschofsky. A memorial service will be held on November 7, 2012 at 2p.m. at Richmond Friends Meeting...
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Carmen V. Poza

July 7, 1918 - October 26, 2012

Carmen V. Poza was born on July 7, 1918 and passed away on October 26, 2012. Mrs. Poza was a long term resident of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and most recently of Falls Church, Va. She has left illness behind to rejoin her husband of 69 years. Our faith tells us that she is now at peace and in the joy of the company of her Creator.
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Jack I. White

October 24, 2012


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Dorothy G. Schutrumpf

September 28, 1921 - October 20, 2012

Dorothy G. Schutrumpf was born on September 28, 1921 and passed away on October 20, 2012. Mrs. Schutrumpf was a resident of Richmond, Virginia.
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Margaret Cecila Shepherd

August 4, 1932 - October 20, 2012

Margaret Cecila Shepherd was born on August 4, 1932 and passed away on October 20, 2012. Mrs. Shepherd was native to Cheltenham, PA and was a long time resident to Richmond, VA. Mrs. Shepherd was one of seven children born to the union of Anne Marie Henry and Joseph Henry. She graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls in Philadelphia, PA in 1950. She was survived by her...
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Josephine Kate Smith-Williams

October 15, 2012

Josephine Kate Smith-Williams was born on November 12, 1924 and passed away on October 15, 2012. Mrs. Williams was a resident of Charlottesville, VA.
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Stanley Charles Hill

November 13, 1942 - October 13, 2012

Mr. Stanely Charles Hill was born on November 13, 1942 and passed away on October 13, 2012. Mr. Hill was a resident of Herndon, Virginia.
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Elizabeth Kay Pangle

May 7, 1959 - October 12, 2012

Elizabeth Kay Pangle, 53, after a battle with cancer, passed away at the Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville, VA on Friday, October 12, 2012. Kay was born May 7, 1959 in Waynesboro, VA. She grew up in Stuarts Draft VA and graduated from Stuarts Draft High School. Kay was a devoted mother and wife who had an amazing and beautiful spirit. A Nelson County resident, she dedicated her life...
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Carol L. Kenzer

July 13, 1952 - October 11, 2012

CAROL LYNN-ANN (BLEISE) KENZER, 60, of Henrico County, Virginia, passed away on October 11, 2012. Born in Detroit, Michigan to Vernon and Wanda Cowdrey Bleise, in her youth her family moved to southern California and eventually settled in Santa Barbara. After graduating from Santa Barbara High School, she earned her Associate's Degree from Santa Barbara City College, her Bachelor's Degree...
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Molly B. Fergus

May 8, 1916 - October 11, 2012


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Jackson Fred Butler

November 4, 1924 - October 11, 2012


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Russell Bryan Canter

October 9, 2012

My Love Always. Bryan & Cheryl
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Sandra J. Lithgow

March 22, 1943 - October 8, 2012


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Maddie Garnett Levesque

July 7, 1943 - October 5, 2012


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Mary Jane Earle Hensley

October 28, 1924 - October 1, 2012


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Bernas Sephora Thomas

June 27, 1923 - September 29, 2012


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Andrea R. Belew

June 2, 1948 - September 28, 2012


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Judith Leigh McLawhorn

June 14, 1958 - September 28, 2012


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Harriet Ruth Pulley

January 25, 1925 - September 27, 2012

Harriet Ruth Meyers Pulley was born as the second of three children to Ukrainian and Belorussian immigrant parents in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in January 1925. Known as "Tootsie" as a child, she enjoyed a home life with her parents, older brother Jack and younger sister Lenore, known as Lulu, and was close to them for her entire life. Kathryn Virgil worked for them but was and is thought of as an...
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Gordon Hutson Tiller

September 25, 1956 - September 21, 2012


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Hallie G. Davis

May 26, 1926 - September 19, 2012


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Patricia Hylton Hill

January 11, 1953 - September 19, 2012

Three weeks after being diagnosed with stomach cancer, Pat's spirit joined God and her loved ones in eternal peace. On Saturday, Oct. 6, her family will honor her wish to have her ashes scattered into the ocean at Kitty Hawk, N.C. May we remember Pat as a life-long, loyal and fun-loving friend; a mother who always placed her children's needs first; a woman with an unwavering devotion to her soul...
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Nancy Nickel Stowell

April 3, 1946 - September 17, 2012


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Polly Edwards Johnson

October 22, 1929 - September 15, 2012


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Dorothy W. Carter

December 31, 1940 - September 11, 2012


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Stephen Nathanael Kistner

February 22, 1990 - September 8, 2012

Kistner, S. Nathanael- Sergeant Stephen Nathanael Kistner, beloved son of Cary Lindsay Kistner and Ann Conrad Kistner of Chester, Va, passed away on Saturday, 8 September 2012 at the age of 22. Nathanael was born on 22 February 1990 in Richmond, Virginia. A resident of Chester throughout his childhood, Nathanael graduated from Thomas Dale High School in 2008 with honors and many athletic...
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Jacob Nathaniel Sokohl

July 3, 1924 - September 7, 2012

On September, 7, 2012, Jack Sokohl passed away after a very short bout with cancer. He is survived by his wife Robertine of 64 years and their four children: Jack (Dana), Ray, Joe (Karen), and Robey Manno (Dave). He is also survived by grandchildren John (Katie), Chris, Alex (Meg), Steven, and Joe Sokohl; and Emily, Ally, and Laura Manno; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Sokohl graced the world...
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Sampson D. Fiddie III

May 19, 1948 - September 3, 2012

On September 3rd 2012, Sampson D. Fiddie III passed away quietly at his home in Ruckersville Va. He was known as Sam to his friends and Bronson to those who saw him at Sam's Club. He was born May 19, 1948 in Charleston S.C. the eldest son of Sampson and Barbara Fiddie. He graduated from St. Andrews High School and then Trident Technical College. He worked for the State of North Carolina then the...
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Margaret R. Rowe

February 28, 1927 - September 3, 2012

Margaret Eugenia Regensburg died peacefully in her sleep on Monday September 3, 2012 at Glenburnie Nusing Center in Richmond Virginia following a long illness. Margaret was born on February 28, 1927. She was predecreased by her husband Lewis Stanley Rowe, and first husband John Thomas Lumpkin. She is survived by one sister, Jean Farmer, one daughter, a devoted and long time caregiver Patricia...
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Angela Maxine Lapolla

June 18, 1924 - September 2, 2012


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William Joseph Knauer

April 4, 1952 - September 1, 2012


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Ross Welch

August 12, 1954 - September 1, 2012


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Mark Arnold Garrett

March 8, 1966 - August 29, 2012

Mark passed away on August 29, 2012 after long battle with diabetes. Thank you to all who have mailed cards and sent condolences through this website. Mark would have been happy to know that so many people cared for him and will miss him in their lives. I have arranged a Memorial Service to be held at Mom and Dad's gravesite at Greenwood Memorial Gardens on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:00...
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Wilbert J. Royer

March 25, 1928 - August 27, 2012


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John Gordon Koch

November 3, 1950 - August 26, 2012


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