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Albertina Marie Dressel

November 21, 1922 - May 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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George Herbert Field

September 2, 1925 - May 18, 2017

George Herbert "Sandy" Field, 91, of Arizona, passed away on May 18th, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Nelsen Funeral Home - Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005 . Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.nelsenashland.com.
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Curtis Bateman

March 28, 1956 - May 12, 2017

Curtis Alan Bateman, 61, of Ashland, departed this world on May 12, 2017.? He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth M. Alley; his brother, Charles D. Bateman; and his sister, Elaine A. Hill. He was a beloved uncle to Daniel, Kevin, Jesse Jr., and Chelsey; as well as his five great-nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles H. Bateman; and his sister, Marie Bateman Minton....
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Sandy Rohr Brinson

July 17, 1958 - May 11, 2017

Sandy Rohr Brinson, 58, of Ashland, passed away on May 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Brinson and her mother, Dreama Rohr. She was a woman with big heart who would always lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Sandy is survived by her son, Shane Brinson. A graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery at a later date.
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Edna M. Matthews

January 24, 1939 - May 8, 2017

MATTHEWS, Edna Earle Moorefield, 78, of Ashland, passed away in Mechanicsville on Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born in Halifax County on January 24, 1939. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Bettie Mae Harris and Oscar Boothe Moorefield; and sister, Wanda Moorefield West. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Huell W. Matthews, Jr.; daughter, Tasia Matthews Pyrales (George); son,...
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Betty Melton Carswell

July 16, 1931 - May 6, 2017

Betty Melton Carswell, 85, of Ashland, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017. Born in Boiling Springs, NC, she was the daughter of Rev. A.G. Melton and Lela Wright Melton. She moved to Ashland, VA with her family as a teen and later graduated from Patrick Henry High School. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, John W. Carswell Sr. They moved to Maryland in 1964 where they raised four...
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Joan June Melton

December 22, 1934 - May 3, 2017

Melton, Joan June, 82, went to be with the Lord May 3, 2017. Joan was born December 22, 1934, to the late Journey and Josie Melton. She is survived by her sister, Joy Melton (Eugene) Tiller. Also surviving are her nieces, Ann Tiller, Cindy (Al) Thomason; nephews, David (Dani) Tiller, and Barry Tiller. Other beloved family members are her great-nieces, Emily (Nicholas Smith) Thomason and Elizabeth...
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Arthur Christian Pagnini

May 17, 1960 - May 2, 2017

Arthur "Chip" Pagnini, 56, of Beaverdam passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Chip was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 17, 1960. He was an employee at Willis, Towers, Watson in Glen Allen. Chip was an extraordinary person, faithful to God and his family. He was a Deacon at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church. Deacon Chip officiated at weddings and baptisms and took his calling seriously. Yet he was...
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Manda Lee Johns

January 12, 1971 - May 2, 2017

Manda Johns, 46, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. Manda was born in West Palm Beach, Florida on January 12th, 1971. She is survived by her husband Wally Johns, daughters Janelle and Jenafer Johns, granddaughter Kylie Clarke, father and mother Robert and Karen Mostler, and brother Robert Mostler. Manda attended Jupiter Christian School in Jupiter, Florida from...
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Nancy Whittington Jacobsen

March 19, 1927 - May 2, 2017

Nancy Louise Whittington Jacobsen, 90, of Glen Allen, passed away on May 2, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Samuel Whittington, Jr. and Mabelle Rose Freeman. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Robert Jacobsen; daughter, Amy Louise Jacobsen; and sister, Joan Gatewood. She is survived by her sister, Linda Ralph (Tom); children, Joanna Watson (Buster) and Paul Jacobsen ...
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Charles Paul Hileman

December 7, 1979 - May 1, 2017

Charles Paul Hileman (Charlie), 37, of Ashland, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Finn; paternal grandfather, Charles R. Hileman; and niece, Zoé Stanley. He enjoyed fishing, four-wheeling, and he also loved to cook. He loved being with his friends and family. He was a free spirit and a dare devil. Charlie is...
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Brian Scott Mahanes

October 29, 1969 - April 29, 2017

Scott Mahanes, 47, of Hanover, took his last ride on April 29, 2017. He was preceded in death by his nephew, Stephen Altorfer. Scott bravely served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Master Sergeant. He was a veteran of multiple deployments including Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Continuing Promise. Scott was a director for CSX Railroad with 24 years of...
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William Randall Autry

June 4, 1925 - April 26, 2017

William "Bill" Randall Autry, 91, of Ashland, passed peacefully on April 26, 2017. He was the son of the late James and Margaret Autry. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen Autry and step-son, Michael Whittemore. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a part of the invasions of Philippines, Sicily, and Normandy and remained active with the U.S.S. Susan B....
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Nancy Jeter Sprouse

August 1, 1942 - April 22, 2017

Nancy Jeter Sprouse, 74, of Hanover, went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ed Sprouse; children, Sonny Sprouse and Cindy Traylor (Tim); grandchildren, Bud Sprouse, Lisa Sprouse, Krissi Parsley, Courtney Traylor, Timmy Traylor; great-grandchildren, Myah, Gabriella, Aiden, Linden, Sebastian, and Kinsley; sister, Barbara Miller (Gordon) and brothers,...
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Linda Andrews Sigman

January 19, 1945 - April 21, 2017

Sigman, Linda Andrews, 72, of Hanover, passed away on April 21, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Donald R. Sigman; sister, Helen Duggan and husband, Edd Dugan; nephews, Dennis Wilbunn, Jr, Claude Sherman Lampie, III and Robert Earl Lampie; nieces, Melissa Coates , Amanda Rosenblooms, and Mary Ellen Lampie Davis; and sister-in-law, Wilma Faye Lampie. Linda was a life-long member of River Road...
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Thomas Joseph Stanley

October 4, 1943 - April 19, 2017

STANLEY, Thomas Joseph Sr.,73, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Thomas, Tom, TJ, Grandpa Stanley, was born in 1943. He graduated from Patrick Henry High School and attended Ferrum College. Tom was an avid golfer and loved to spend time at the Rappahannock River. He worked his entire 39-year career with Virginia State Police and served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the 144th...
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Christine Tucker Garnett

June 6, 1925 - April 15, 2017

GARNETT, Christine, of Elmont and Glen Allen, passed away on April 15, 2017. She was the widow of Thomas Garnett. She was preceded in death by her parents, McKinley and Nannie Tucker and siblings, Cabel Tucker, Nina Dunn, Frances Hudson, Bell Foster, and William Tucker. Mrs. Garnett was a member of Kenwood United Methodist Church (Elmont) for over 65 years. Survivors include her daughters, Judy...
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Marilyn Lewis Dyson

May 20, 1925 - April 13, 2017

Marilyn (Mary Lynn) Lewis Dyson, 91, of Dawn, VA, went home on April 13, 2017. She was born to Strother and Linda Pitts Lewis May 20, 1925 in Bowling Green, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Dyson, Sr., and her sisters, Catherine "Kitty" Broaddus, Ella "Polly" Frazier and Virginia Beasley. For 68 years, alongside her family and numerous members of the Dawn...
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Robert Ray Hart

April 17, 1938 - April 12, 2017

HART, Robert Ray Sr., passed away on April 12, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Mae Hart; mother, Bulah Ball Hart and father, Walter Ernest Hart. Robert leaves behind his children, Thelma Ann Hart, Randolph Wilson Hart and Robert Ray Hart Jr.; daughters-in-law, Paige Hart and Pauline Hart; granddaughters, Samantha Grace Hart and Ashley Wixon Catron; two brothers, Clyde Hart and...
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Douglas Alexander Freeman

November 14, 1956 - April 8, 2017

FREEMAN, Douglas A., Jr., (Big Billy and also known as Peaches to his VDOT coworkers) 60, of Ashland, VA, went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret C. Freeman. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Patricia (Pat-Pat) Freeman; son, Douglas S. Freeman (Elizabeth); daughters, Brandy M. Freeman (Anthony Morgan), and Heather R. Freeman ...
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Frederick Raymond Lollo

March 11, 1925 - April 5, 2017

Frederick Raymond Lollo, 92, of Glen Allen, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Frederick Joseph Lollo and his daughter, Donna Joanell Sisson. Fred proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp in WWII. He was the epitome of a faithful husband, an ideal father, and a loving grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Donna Lollo; daughter, Sharon...
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Jeurdine S. Brothers

May 1, 1927 - April 1, 2017

BROTHERS, Jeurdine S., 89, of Montpelier, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Granville C. "Ben" Brothers, Jr. She is survived by one son, Granville C.Brothers, III (Elizabeth Cardaropoli); two daughters, Laurie B. Greene and Stephanie B. Nixon (Jarrod); five grandchildren, Granville C. Brothers IV, Benjamin Beau Brothers, Ariadne Brothers, Lauren G....
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Dave Taylor

January 3, 1941 - April 1, 2017

TAYLOR, Woodford Dave, 76, of Chesterfield, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodford D. and Elizabeth Taylor; sister, Linda Kirby; and daughter, Brenda Taylor. Dave retired from Nabisco as a maintenance supervisor. He served in the Navy for four years. Dave enjoyed woodworking. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jean Taylor; children, Melinda...
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Franklin Carey Dail

August 28, 1958 - March 31, 2017

Carey Dail, a long time Ashland resident and community member, passed away suddenly Friday, March 31st, 2017 at Henrico Doctors Hospital. He is survived by his father, Joseph Darrell Dail, Sr., his brother Joseph Darrell Dail, Jr., his wife Robin Dail and her son Dean Kline, his daughter Cara Leigh Williams and husband Russell Todd Williams, Jr., his son Christopher Carey Dail and wife Lauren...
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Betty Lois Gibson

September 7, 1935 - March 28, 2017

Gibson, Betty Lois, 81, of Ashland, passed away on March 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Gibson. She is survived by her children, Francis E. Uzzell, Jr. Deborah Gardner, Donna Layell (Teddy), and Robin Watts; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; brother-in-law, Morris Lee Gibson; and nephew, J.R., Chappell (Ann Raye). The family will...
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Ruth Anne Wilkins

July 24, 1930 - March 27, 2017

WILKINS, Ruth Anne, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, formerly of Doswell, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. Born in 1930, she was forever 39 and holding. Anne was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Jeter WIlkins, Jr. and her brother Joseph Earl Bowles, Jr. Left to cherish her memory are her children Ann C. Bruce (A.C.), Jane Stanley (Charley), and Tommy Wilkins;...
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Elsa Miers Stanley

May 11, 1919 - March 27, 2017

STANLEY, Elsa Miers, 97, of Beaverdam, passed away on March 27, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Mills (James); two granddaughters, Angela Nixon (Steve) and Stephanie Swart (Ignatius); as well as three great-grandchildren, Chase and McKenzie Buchanan and Annaliese Swart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward "Buster" Stanley; her mother, Virginia Lillard; stepfather,...
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James Rollin Figley

May 23, 1934 - March 26, 2017

FIGLEY, James R., 82, of Doswell, VA, slipped the surly bonds of his earthly home on Sunday, March 26, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Sue Morris Figley; his daughter, Diane Coats (David); step-daughter, Bonnie M. Jordan (Dennis); and step-son, Arnold Morris, Jr.; brothers, Lewis and Thomas Figley; and sister, Marybelle Young (Bob). Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Palmer and their...
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Gregg Alan Scoggins

December 1, 1963 - March 26, 2017

Dr. Gregg Alan Scoggins, DVM, JD slipped quietly into Eternal Glory on March 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his dad, Ross Dean Scoggins, and grandparents. He is survived by his sons, Jonathan Alan Scoggins and Phillip Gray Scoggins, both of Ashland, VA, mother of his sons, Krista Lynne (Dutton) Scoggins of Ashland, VA, and beloved companion, Sue Lilly of Melbourne, Australia. He is also...
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Charles Dabney Beasley

October 1, 1922 - March 19, 2017

Charles Beasley, 94, of Ashland, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was in the U. S. Army during WW II and retired from R. F. & P. Railroad after 44 years of service. He was a member of Taylorsville Baptist Church and a member and inspiration of the YMCA in Ashland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Beasley and daughter, Pam Beasley. He is survived by three sons, Ronnie,...
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Richard Harding Greene

October 9, 1956 - March 16, 2017

Richard Harding Greene, 60, of Hanover, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 16, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Ray Greene and Fadra Lablanc Greene. He is survived by his beloved wife, Laurie Brothers Greene; brother, Chip Greene; two daughters, Lauren Greene Mast and her husband, Chris and Taylor Greene; four grandchildren, Cameron and Chance Greene and Brayson and...
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Dennis Allen Harris

June 30, 1959 - March 15, 2017

Dennis Allen Harris, 57, of Beaverdam, passed away March 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Ray Harris. He worked at Bear Island Paper Company and was a dedicated employee for over 38 years. He was a member at Chapel Church of Christ in Montpelier. Dennis is survived by his son, Ryan Matthew Harris; mother, Catherine Harris; sisters, Debra Harris Gravatt and Tammy Harris;...
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Altamont Dickerson

February 19, 1955 - March 15, 2017

DICKERSON, Altamont "Monty", III, 62, of Ashland, passed away unexpectedly on March 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Madison; and mother, Margie. He is survived by his wife, Cindy; daughters, Farrah and Stephanie (Ken); son, Keith; three grandsons, Jude, Heber, and Tim; father, Altamont Dickerson, Jr.; sisters, Anne and Gale (Sandy); and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins. A...
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Madaline Scanland Bruce

December 23, 1923 - March 10, 2017

BRUCE, Madaline Scanland, age 93, passed away on March 10, 2017, at The Hermitage at Cedarfield in Richmond, Virginia. Madaline was born December 23, 1923 in Salem, Va. She was a graduate of Mary Washington College. She dedicated her life to her family and was the true matriarch of the Bruce clan. Her fulfilling career was supporting, loving and caring for all those she loved and she was the best...
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Hasmukh Vallabh Patel

December 1, 1950 - March 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Bryant Keith Hanson

July 22, 1958 - March 5, 2017

Bryant Keith Hanson "Ham", 58, of Ashland, went to be with the Lord on March 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hanson and Alice M. Mullins. He worked as an excellent craftsman, excelling at carpentry. He had a love for softball and participated in many teams throughout his life, including a team with his daughter. He loved to spend time with his family and friends...
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Mark Ronald Smith

December 2, 1956 - February 28, 2017

An amazing story. Mark Ronald Smith, just 60, passed away February 28, after a vigilant full-on battle against the lung cancer (I won't tell you here what Mark called it) that pretty much ravaged his lungs. His dear parents, Phyllis and Harold Smith, of Mark's hometown Carlisle, PA knew and loved their firstborn well. It's probably fair to say that most who met and knew him had an easy,...
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Vicky Claytor Dunn

July 25, 1961 - February 27, 2017

Vicky Claytor Dunn, 55, of Mechanicsville, passed away on February 27, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Wesley and June Claytor. She was a long time employee of Anthony's Italian Restaurant in Mechanicsville. Vicky is survived by her husband of 32 years, Ed Dunn; son, Matt Dunn; daughters, Tabitha Brown and Necole Green; five grandchildren, Graham, Wesley, Christopher, Maxwell, and Zoey...
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Rose Rogers Carneal

January 10, 1926 - February 27, 2017

Rose Rogers Carneal, 91, of Ashland, went to heaven on February 27, 2017, where she was reunited with her husband, Harrell; her infant son, John; and brothers, Wilmer and Ralph Rogers who preceded her in death. Rose retired as a receptionist from Hanover County after many years of service including time with The Hanover County Treasurers Office. She was a lifelong member at Independence Christian...
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Amy Glisson Cocke

February 11, 1963 - February 21, 2017

Amy Glisson Cocke, 54, of Bumpass, passed away on February 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Glisson. She was a very selfless person, always caring for her family and others. She was a second mom to many people. Amy is survived by her husband of 28 years, Gregory Cocke; sons, Brandon and Britton Cocke; granddaughters, Avery and Dawson Cocke; brother, Britt Glisson; father,...
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Francis E. Bruce

March 18, 1927 - February 20, 2017

BRUCE, Francis Eugene, 89, of Doswell, Va., departed this life on February 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Hegg and Laura Carter; brothers, Aubrey, General (John), Frank, Leonard, Elwood Bruce, and Wesley Bruce; and sisters, Betty Shook, Shirley Bailes, Rosa Mae Brown, and Ethel Grace Shook. He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Helen Lamb of Baltimore, Md.; son...
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Donald Wallace Beazley

October 29, 1931 - February 18, 2017

BEAZLEY, Donald Wallace, 85, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at his home, Clazemont, in Montpelier, VA. Don was born October 29, 1931 to Edmonia Byrd and Cuthbert Reynolds Beazley and was raised in Beaverdam, VA. He was preceded in death by his son, Russell L. Beazley; and grandson, Christopher Michael Beazley. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, June McGhee Beazley; his children,...
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James Keith Davis

August 4, 1958 - February 14, 2017

DAVIS, James Keith, 58, of Ruther Glen, passed away peacefully at home on February 14, 2017. He is survived by his wife and the love of his life of 32 years this May, Sheila; his parents, James C. and Polly Davis of Bumpass; brothers, Mike Davis of Bumpass and Steve Davis of Spring Branch, Texas; his five children, Monica Davis, Jessica Davis (D.J. Mastin), Kendall Davis (Nick Rogers), Shelby...
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John George Stanley

May 22, 1984 - February 12, 2017

John George Stanley, 32, of Ashland, passed away on February 12, 2017. He was preceded in death by his one true love and mother, Shirley Jean Stanley; grandparents, Peggy and John George Stanley and grandmother, Addie Stanley. He worked at Best Buy at Virginia Center Commons for 10 years. John loved wrestling, horror movies, music and video games. John is survived his father, Johnny Stanley;...
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Beryl Beck Herzog

January 15, 1932 - February 10, 2017

Beryl Beck Herzog, 85, of Beaverdam, VA., widow of Robert W. Herzog, passed away on February 10, 2017. She was born on January 15, 1932 in Richmond, VA to the late Charles and Lucy Beck. She is survived by her son, Andrew S. Herzog (Kathy); daughter, Gwen H. Leech (Steve); and grandchildren, Robert W. Herzog II, Shelby Gray Herzog, Charles R. Leech and Preston P. Leech. She was preceded in death...
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William Basil Harris

January 15, 1944 - February 9, 2017

William Basil Harris, Jr., and affectionately known as "Fraz" or "Billy Jr.", 73, of Ashland, passed peacefully and suddenly on February 9, 2017 surrounded by family. He was the son of the late William Basil Harris Sr. and Mildred Lowry Harris, having grown up in Montpelier, VA. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Wayne Harris. He worked as a Master Builder building...
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Kenneth Vernon Mallory

March 10, 1929 - February 8, 2017

Kenneth V. Mallory, 87, of Ashland, departed this life on February 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edelle Burke Mallory; brother and sister-in-law, Wilton O. Mallory Jr. and Louise Mallory, and his parents, Wilton O. Mallory, Sr. and Nora Stone Mallory. Kenneth proudly served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Morrison (Bill);...
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William Christopher Sterling

September 5, 1942 - January 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Susie S. Hall

December 22, 1920 - January 16, 2017

HALL, Susie S., 96, of Montpelier, passed away on January 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd J. Hall. She is survived by her son, "Jimmy" Hall (Donna); granddaughter, Amy Mazza (Andrew); and sister, Mae Montecalvo. Susie was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She loved sewing and gardening. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Wednesday, January 18, 2017...
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Howard Wallis Major

June 23, 1950 - January 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Margaret Jane Fowlkes Lake

September 13, 1927 - January 13, 2017

LAKE, Margaret Jane Fowlkes, 89, of Richmond, Virginia, formerly of Ashland, Virginia and Bluefield, West Virginia departed peacefully Friday, January 13, 2017.She was the daughter of the late Leslie and Catherine Fowlkes of Bluefield and was preceded in death by her brothers, Leslie, Jr. and Richard.She is survived by her brother, William and her three children and their spouses, Gee & Donna...
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Sumpter Turner Priddy

October 6, 1924 - January 12, 2017

PRIDDY, Sumpter Turner, Jr., 92, of Ashland, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 12, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelia Williamson Priddy and Sumpter Turner Priddy, Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Robin; and five children, Rives Priddy (Nancy Cook), Sumpter Priddy III, Bruce Spiller (Bob), Dr. John Priddy (Crystal) and Tim Priddy (Nancy). He...
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Robert William Herzog

September 21, 1923 - January 11, 2017

HERZOG, Robert Williams, 93, of Beaverdam, died peacefully at his farm on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby Gwendolyn Herzog and Albert Herzog; and his granddaughter, Ashley Herzog. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Beryl Beck Herzog; two children, Gwendolyn Herzog Leech (Steve) and Andrew Herzog (Kathy); four grandchildren, Charles Leech, Preston...
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John Anderson Irby

February 4, 1941 - January 6, 2017

.IRBY, John Anderson, 75, went to be with the Lord January 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Johnnie Irby. John is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Betty; a daughter, Kim; and numerous cousins. John was a retired coach and teacher at Tucker High School and a retired administrator of Byrd Middle School. He was a member of the Tucker Hall of Fame and the Douglas...
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Martha Gray Loving

January 29, 1924 - January 5, 2017

LOVING, Martha Tilton Gray, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 5, 2017, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Martha was born in Hanover, Va., on January 29, 1924. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Butler Gray; her second husband, Herbert L. Loving; her mother and father, Rosa Cauthorne and William Edward Tilton; brother, William Tilton; and sisters,...
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Ruby Pearl Queen Willson

July 15, 1930 - January 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Etta Dillard Kent

July 15, 1941 - January 3, 2017

KENT, Etta Dillard, 75, of Ashland, passed away on January 3, 2017. She is survived by her sons, Benjamin Wilson and George L. Wander, Jr.; daughter, Dorothy Phillips; grandchildren, Selena Wilson, Demeeka Cobb, and Whitney Phillips; brothers, Luther Dillard (Maudine) and Robert Dillard; sisters, Barbara Dailey, Vivian Bagby (Robert), and Ellen Martin; and also a friend, Jack Vanstaden. A...
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Rob Mathews

March 22, 1957 - December 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Dorothy Bradley Satterwhite

April 15, 1926 - December 19, 2016

DOROTHY BRADLEY SATTERWHITE, 90, of the Alpha House, Ashland, Virginia, went to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, James W. Satterwhite, and her former husband, Walter W. "Buddy" Russell, Jr. Also, preceding her in death were her parents, Nettie B. Bradley and John W. Bradley, of King and Queen County, three brothers, Rudolph Bradley,...
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Betty Rigsby Wickham

October 18, 1931 - December 17, 2016

Betty Rigsby Wickham, 85, of Montpelier, passed away December, 17, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Gibson Wickham, Sr. Betty Wickham is survived by her children, Milton "Bubba" Wickham Jr. (Donna), Susan W. Webb (Ken), Charles W. Wickham (Ella Mae); eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and sister, Jane Robinson (Johnny). Private family services will be held at...
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Carleton R. Woodard

September 24, 1922 - December 16, 2016

WOODARD, Carleton R., 94, of Ashland, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. Carleton was born September 24, 1922, in Millinocket, Maine. He served his country for more than 20 years in the US Army, served in World War II and Vietnam and then continued his career in the Department of Defense. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 67 years, Charlotte Woodard. He was extremely proud of his...
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Danny Eugene Cox

January 10, 1961 - December 15, 2016

COX, Danny Eugene, 55, of Quinton, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Louise Cox. Danny is survived by his wife of 34 years, Angela; daughter, Kristen Ramsey (Michael); brother, Robert Donald "Don" Cox (Toni); and numerous family members and friends. Danny will be remembered as happy and generous, having the ability to make everyone...
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Harriet Lee Perry

July 6, 1945 - December 9, 2016

Harriet Lee Perry born July 6, 1945, went home to be with the Lord December 9, 2016. Beloved wife of Alvin R. Perry Sr and loving mother of Ross (Kathy) and Shannon Perry; cherished grandmother of Heather, Alexandra and Stone Perry; loved sister to Howard Drake Jr., William Drake and Sandra Cauthorne; dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 13,...
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David Patrick Norman

May 14, 1957 - December 8, 2016

NORMAN, D. Patrick, 59, of Ashland, passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on December 8, 2016. He was the son of the late Louis and Ruth Norman, and preceded in death by his sister, Marsha Stockwell. Patrick was a Past Master of Metropolitan Lodge #11 A.F. and A.M., a Past Patron of Areme #17 Order of the Eastern Star, Past State Rainbow Dad of the International Order of the...
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Elsie Chewning Nuckols

July 11, 1925 - December 7, 2016

Nuckols, Elsie LaVone Chewning of "Eastview Farm" Beaverdam, Virginia passed away at the age of 91 on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The daughter of the late Reuben and Adele Satterwhite Chewning of "Woodstock Farm" Farrington, Virginia was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, A. Page Nuckols who died in 1991, her daughter-in-law Janet Godsey Nuckols (1999) and grandson-in-law James Michael Apel...
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William Adams

August 13, 1923 - December 7, 2016

ADAMS, William "Bill", 93, of Ashland, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. He is survived by his son, Mike Adams (Elizabeth); longtime friends, Karen Kirby and Brent Kirby-Woogen; and a host of other friends. Bill was a retired Master Sergeant in the Army where he served in World War II and Korea. Bill was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 10657, American Legion Post 244 and the Ashland...
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Gayle Podgurski Acel

May 12, 1952 - December 7, 2016

ACEL, Gayle "Jill" Podgurski, 64, of Ashland, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Claire Podgurski; and her sister, Carol Podgurski. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Carl Acel; brother, Chuck Podgurski (Shelly); two nieces, Janina Kirksey (Marc) of Platteville, Wis. and Dana Podgurski of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and...
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Norman Leslie Cage

January 10, 1950 - December 2, 2016

Norman (Butch) L. Cage, III, age 66, went to be with the Lord on December 2, 2016. He is preceded in death by his father, Norman L. Cage, Jr., and his mother, Elise A. Cage. He is survived by his daughters, Christine Cage Strange (Dustin), and Heather Lesley Cage; his grandchildren, Michael Cage Walker and Seth Charles Crossno. He is also survived by his brother, Tom Cage (Sharon), and his...
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Annie Virginia Woodson

June 25, 1930 - November 28, 2016

Woodson, Annie Virginia, 86, of Glen Allen, went to be with the Lord on November 28, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Sallie Gray; she was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Woodson; all of her eight siblings; and her step-granddaughter, Tina. She is survived by her children, Kathy Woodson (Danny), Diane Powell (Jimmy), and Sharon Towsey (David); 4 granddaughters,...
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Judson Napoleon Williams

July 28, 1937 - November 25, 2016

Williams, Judson Napoleon, 79, of Ashland, passed away on November 25, 2016. He is survived by several cousins. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA 23005, where services will take place at 1pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Interment will be at Woodland cemetery, Ashland, VA. In...
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Elizabeth T. Taylor

October 17, 1921 - November 25, 2016

TAYLOR, Elizabeth Maria, 95, of Doswell, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodford Taylor; her daughter, Linda Kirby; and her granddaughter, Brenda Taylor. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, David Taylor (Jean) and Arthur Taylor (Barbara); four grandchildren, Melinda Armitage, Cindy Wilson, Timmy Taylor and Ronnie Taylor; four great...
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Michael George Tarzia

February 22, 1931 - November 21, 2016

Michael G. Tarzia, Sr., age 85, living in Ashland, VA, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born in Stamford, the son of the late Nicola and Donata Tarzia. He was the husband of Marie D. Testa from Norwalk, who predeceased him four years ago and married for 60 years. They spent most of their lives in New Canaan (30 years), Wilton and Danbury. He spent...
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Margaret Kimbrough Gillis

April 7, 1952 - November 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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John Allen Earnest

September 3, 1958 - November 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Katherine Mills Cauthorne

October 11, 1923 - November 18, 2016

CAUTHORNE, Katherine Mills, 93, of Beaverdam, and widow of Bernice Lee Cauthorne passed away Friday, November 18, 2016. She is survived by her stepson, Ernest "Peter" Cauthorne (Carol), daughter-in-law, Mildred Cauthorne; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Several very dedicated neighbors, LouAnn Cave (Terry), Virginia Hall, Karen Blackwell, Linda Warner and Frank Hargrove;...
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Charles Edwards Toombs

May 8, 1937 - November 18, 2016

.TOOMBS, Charles E., Sr., 79, of Woodford, passed away on November 18, 2016. He was preceded in death by his son, Tim Toombs. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Toombs; children, C. Edward Toombs, Jr. and Michael W. Toombs; and sisters, Priscilla and Carolyn. Charles worked for Fruit Growers Express for over 30 years and RF&P for 10 years. He retired from CSX. Charles was a member of County...
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Kathleen Osborne Broaddus

November 7, 1962 - November 15, 2016

BROADDUS, Kathleen Osborne, 54, of Hanover County, passed away on November 15, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Sidney Osborne; father-in-law, Dr. Carl Broaddus, and nephew, Ben Henry Osborne. She is survived by her husband, Andrew Broaddus; daughter, Elizabeth Broaddus; step-son and grandson, Justin and Brandon Broaddus; sisters, Schuyler Sneed (Travis Ryan), Sara...
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Carol Ann Patterson

June 22, 1968 - November 14, 2016

PATTERSON, Carol Ann, 48, of Ashland, passed away peacefully on November 14, 2016. She was preceded in death by her son, Brandon and her parents, Kenneth and Marie Chandler. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Henry Patterson; children, Henry Patterson, III "Frankie" and Chandler Douglas Patterson; two sisters, Diane Robbins (Ray) and Karen Broaddus (Alan); two sisters-in-law, Gladys...
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Jim Thomas Crisp

November 30, 1957 - November 12, 2016

CRISP, Jim, better known as Onion, went to be with his brother Pete Crisp on November 12, 2016. He is survived by his mother, Ellen Cooke; brother, Roger Crisp (Cindy); sisters, Rose Marie Hall (Joe), and Anita Thomas (Brian); nephews, Dustin (Krystal), Austin (Karla), and Justin (Sammy); niece, Ashtyn (Nick); and 4 great nieces. Jim was a member of the 601 Hunt Club. He was a hunter, fishermen,...
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Lucy Meredith Harris

May 16, 1931 - November 12, 2016

Lucy Meredith Harris passed quietly November 12, 2016 at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, and survived by her 5 children, Lois (Lewis), Robert Jr (Angela), Bobbie (Alan), Stanley (Patricia) and Brian (Stacey), 13 grand-children and 4 great grand-children. She was a loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was well...
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Guido Joseph Raso

July 12, 1981 - November 11, 2016

RASO, Guido Joseph, III, 35, of Doswell, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 11, 2016. Guido was preceded in death by his grandparents, Manley and Jean Lindsey. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lindsay Raso; children, Braham, Lily, Shepherd, Norah-Jean and Lennox; mother, Tanya (David) Jones; father, Guido (Beverly) Raso Jr.; brother; Zion Jones; and grandparents, Guido (Ramona)...
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Robin Hahn Bishop

June 8, 1955 - November 8, 2016

Robin Hahn Bishop, 61, of Henrico, Va. passed away peacefully at her home on November 8th, 2016. Robin was raised in McLean, VA and was a graduate of the McLean High School Class of 1973. During those years she was active in the Drill Team and Chorus. After graduating from Radford University with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, she returned to Northern Virginia, where she spent many years as...
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Virginia Marie Jones

April 22, 1948 - November 7, 2016

JONES, Virginia Marie, 68, of Ashland, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Virginia and Robert Pettit. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, James T. Jones; a very special nephew, Austin Alexander, who she loved more than anything in the world; sister, Cindy Lee Godsey; nieces, nephews, and other family...
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Ernest Muriel Goodman

December 11, 1933 - November 4, 2016

Goodman, Ernest Muriel, 82, of Ashland, VA passed away peacefully at home on November 4, 2016 surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Norman Goodman and Mary Frances Hall Goodman; also by brothers, Norman Goodman, Jr. and Lewis Price Goodman; and sisters, Margaret Ann Smith, Virginia Swift, and Marion Jones. Born and raised in Beaverdam, VA, Ernest began a career with...
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Gladys Edwards Alvis

October 1, 1929 - October 27, 2016

Alvis, Gladys Edwards, 87, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family in her Montpelier home on October 27, 2016. She was preceded in death by Emmett Mason Alvis, her loving husband of fifty years; and son-in-law, Jack Lipscomb. A devoted mother, she is survived by three daughters: Eunice Lipscomb of St. Simons Island, GA; Linda Stephens (Bob) of Glen Allen, VA; and, Betty Brannan (Paige)...
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James Clarence Brown

October 19, 1940 - October 27, 2016

BROWN, James "Jim" Clarence, of Ashland, died on October 27, 2016, after 2 ½ years of illness, is now in heaven rejoicing with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, along with other family and friends who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He was born in Versailles, Ohio on October 19, 1940, to Alvin Eddy Brown and Mildred Lucille Beisner Brown. By the grace of God, he was born again on March 19,...
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Lucetta Celia Minton

February 7, 1928 - October 26, 2016

Lucetta "Sis" Celia (Rhoades) Minton, 88, of Ashland, Virginia, went to be with our Lord on October 26, 2016. Sis was born on February 7, 1928 in Perry County, Pennsylvania. Sis is survived by two children, Anthony W. Minton (Wendy), and Sandra Y. Durham (Rob); sister, Ruth Miller of Shippensburg, PA; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Sis is preceded in death by her husband,...
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Lester Olin Jones

September 14, 1942 - October 25, 2016

JONES, Lester Olin, 74, of Mechanicsville, born on September 14, 1942, passed away on October 25, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Everett Jones and Beulah Randall Jones; brothers, Lawrence Edwin Jones and Richard Anderson Jones; sister, Bernice Gassman; he is survived by his sister, Betty J. Pierce; and brothers, Kenneth E. Jones and Bobby L. Jones; and numerous nieces and...
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Andrew Jackson Ward

August 13, 1930 - October 18, 2016

WARD, Andrew, "A.J.", 86, of Hanover, passed away on October 18, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Garner Ward; stepson, Bev Edmonds, Jr.; brothers, Hardin, Carrington, and Charles; and sisters, Mary, Elender, and Stella. He is survived by his sister, Lola Boughan and husband, Henry of Kensale, VA. A.J. served in the Army during the Korean War. He retired from Binswanger Glass...
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Claudine Miller Conwell

November 11, 1937 - October 9, 2016

CONWELL, Claudine M., 78, of Ashland, earned her wings with her daughters-in-law by her side on October 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Conwell. She is survived by her sons, Jerry Conwell (Lois), Barry Conwell (Patricia), and Darrell Conwell; grandchildren, Jamie, Jennifer, and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Jamil, Lynsie, Caydence, and Delaney; and brother, Denzil; and many...
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Barbara B. Flemmons

August 29, 1937 - October 7, 2016

Barbara B. Flemmons, 79, of Glen Allen passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Quinby and Louise Burnett. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Tom Flemmons; three children, Cheryl (Roy), Tommy (Pam) and David; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Sonny (Nancy) and Vernon (Yvonne). The family will receive friends on Friday, Oct. 14, from 6 to 8 p...
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William Edwin Barrett

August 1, 1941 - October 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Janelle K. Jolly

March 11, 1947 - October 6, 2016

JOLLY, Janelle "Jan" K., 69, of Ashland, passed away on October 6, 2016. She is survived by her husband, John Jolly; her children, Marcus Eid, Kristina Lyden (Mike); and Johnny Jolly; a granddaughter, Peyton; and 2 brothers, David and Terry Liskey. A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, October 8, 2016 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA 23005....
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Ruth Olivia Howell

March 1, 1925 - October 5, 2016

Howell, Ruth Olivia, 91, of Ladysmith, peacefully went to be with the Lord on October 5, 2016. She was the late daughter of Millard and Bonnie Howell; she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter James Howell; and 8 siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Martin; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. A service will be held at 3pm on Monday, October 10, 2016 at Signal Hill...
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Thelma Staton Stanley

April 3, 1924 - September 27, 2016

Thelma Staton Stanley (92) of Mechanicsville, VA, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, September 27, 2016. She is preceded in death by husbands, Joe Carl Wimberly and Henry Robert Stanley; her parents, Thomas Washington and Lola Link Staton; and her devoted daughter, Alice Wimberly Miles. She is survived by three devoted daughters, Dorothy Wimberly Anderson (Bud), Kathy Stanley Grizzard (Rob) and...
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Sharon Rose Jimenez

July 5, 1967 - September 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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James Randolph Rice

February 28, 1943 - September 25, 2016

James Randolph Rice, Sr., 73, of Ashland, went to rest in the arms of Jesus on September 25, 2016 after a courageous, year-long battle with cancer. He was the son of the late James Blair and Doris Covington Rice and was preceded in death by his brother, Eddie. Mr. Rice retired from Mobil Chemical as an accountant after 26 years of service. Most currently he worked with Gotcha' Covered Window...
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Gary Lee Edwards

June 18, 1948 - September 25, 2016

Gary Lee Edwards Sr., 68, of Henrico, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. He was a retired picture framer. Gary enjoyed, fishing with his best friend Jr, a.k.a. Buzzard, cooking shows, hanging out in his kitchen, flea markets, and the lottery, but never won. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lena Edwards; and son, Gary (Bubba) Lee Edwards Jr. Gary is survived by his wife,...
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George Ray Bowles

December 30, 1951 - September 25, 2016

BOWLES, George Ray, 64, of Glen Allen, went to be with the Lord on September 25, 2016. He was the son of the late "Ed" and Annie Bowles and was preceded in death by his sister, Ann Bogar. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Helen Bowles; children, Shelly Jacobs (Richard), Shanna Bowles (Jamie), and Sherilyn Bowles (David); grandchildren, Isaiah, Fiona, Infinite, David, Alexis, and Callia;...
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Neallie McCauley Wood

April 1, 1935 - September 24, 2016

WOOD, Neallie McCauley, 81, of Ashland, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 24, 2016. She was the last surviving child of Oscar and Josephine McCauley. Neallie was born in Charlottesville on April 1, 1935. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie and husband, Willie Truman. She is survived by her son, Willie Thomas (Patricia); three grandchildren, Michael, Amanda and...
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