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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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Joel Michael Greenwood

April 15, 1963 - September 16, 2016

GREENWOOD, Joel Michael, 53, of Doswell, passed away suddenly on September 16, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Karen Greenwood; his son, Ryan and his wife, Shannon, his son Randy; his parents, John and Jane Greenwood. Joel owned and operated Blackwater Manufacturing in Ashland, VA. The family will receive friends from 2-4pm & 6-8pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Nelsen...
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Kenneth Wilbur Mallory

September 13, 1944 - September 16, 2016

MALLORY, Kenneth W. Jr., 72, of Ruther Glen, passed away on September 16, 2016 after fighting a long and courageous battle with COPD. Through all, he maintained his deep and faithful love for his family and an amazing sense of humor that always lifted spirits. Kenneth had a love for fishing. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Juanita Carol Mallory; his...
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Norma Persing Trice

December 17, 1928 - September 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Robert Eugene Reynolds

February 16, 1945 - September 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Wesley Wayne Gray

December 30, 1970 - September 15, 2016

Wesley Wayne Gray, 45, died after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Cancer on September 15, 2016 at his home in Western Hanover. He was the husband of Tammy Chiles Gray. Born, December 30, 1970 in Richmond, Virginia. He was the son of L. Wayne and Audrey Brannan Gray. He graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1988 and from Full Sail University in 1996 as the Salutatorian. He...
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Gerard A. TerAvest

May 28, 1928 - September 9, 2016

Gerard A. "Jerry" TerAvest, 88, of Glen Allen passed away suddenly on Friday, September 9, 2016. He was born in Grandville, MI and was preceded in death by his parents, James and Barendina TerAvest; and three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mamie H. TerAvest; and several dear nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army Medical Corps and was a...
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Ellen Maxine Epps

July 30, 1929 - September 7, 2016

Epps, Ellen "Maxine", 87, of Ashland, passed away on September 7, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Epps; parents, George and Mayme Alvis; brother, Walter; and sister, Phyllis. She is survived by her son, Tony Epps; 3 grandchildren, Heather (Darrell), Josh, and Jake; 2 great-grandchildren, Eden and Brianna; sister, Nell (Roy); and brothers, Rudy (Patty), and Daryl (Darla)....
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Sebird Winfield Hylton

October 10, 1935 - September 5, 2016

Sebird Winfield Hylton, Sr., 80 of Ashland passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016. He was preceded in death by two sons, Sebird W. Hylton, Jr. and Neil Hylton; and a brother, Posey E. "Jack" Hylton. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and served on the Ashland Police Department for eight years. He was a member of Antioch Christian Church, Big Ridge Mountain, VA, the Veterans of...
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Gloria Jean Johnson

January 10, 1950 - September 4, 2016

JOHNSON, Gloria Jean, 66, of Ashland, passed away on September 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gloria Mae and William Ware, Sr. She is survived by her four children, Amy Rice and spouse, Scotty, Earl Johnson, Jr., Jamy Dempsey and spouse, Jimmy, and Melissa Johnson and spouse, Brian Roth; her children's father and life-long companion, Earl Johnson, Sr; four grandchildren,...
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Conde Palmore Hopkins

June 20, 1948 - August 27, 2016

Condé McBride Palmore Hopkins, 68, of Ashland, died Saturday, August 27, 2016 at her home. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Ronald Wayne Hopkins; her children, Ryan M. Hopkins and his wife Elizabeth and Haden B. Hopkins and his wife Colleen; her sister, Lelia P.Wehman, and her husband, Paul, and her sister-in-law, Susan Armstrong; her grandchildren, Finnian Hopkins, Katherine...
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Thelma Gwenlyn Denton

October 26, 1926 - August 20, 2016

Denton, Thelma Gwenlyn Denton, 89, of Ashland, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter C. Denton, Sr.; mother, Alice J. Brooks; father, John A. Cain; and son, Glen D. Denton. Left to cherish her memory are her children; Walter C. Denton Jr. and Paul A. Denton; and grandchildren, Zachary W. Denton and Amanda F. Mayle. Thelma was a former member of...
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Betty Joyce Brown

April 17, 1933 - August 19, 2016

BROWN, Betty Joyce, 83, of Doswell, passed away on August 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Alfred Brown. Betty is survived by her children, Carolyn Brown (Sam), Cynthia B. Grover (James), Keith Wayne Brown (Kathy), Beth Lee and Linda F. Hall; brothers, William and Bobby Mauney; sister, Sarah Duncan; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The family will receive...
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William Garland Brown

September 20, 1938 - August 19, 2016

William (Willie) Garland Brown Sr., 77, of Montpelier, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016. Willie was retired from Henrico Co. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Brown; children, Wanda, Jimmy, and Matthew; stepchildren, Sammy, Deborah, Patricia, Mike, Jeff, several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and sister, Gay. A visitation will held from 1-2pm at on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Nelsen...
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Clifton H. Neal

July 2, 1940 - August 18, 2016

NEAL, Clifton H. "Buddy", 76, of Ashland, was called home to be with his Heavenly Father. Clifton "Buddy" Neal was eternally freed of the physical challenges of this world on August 18, 2016. His precious character traits of perseverance and humility were developed as a child, growing up and working on a family dairy farm in Bluefield, Virginia, and continued to be evident throughout his life....
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Julian Clyde Johnson

August 9, 1920 - August 16, 2016

JOHNSON, Julian Clyde Jr., 96, of Ashland, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on August 16, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Jean Turner Johnson; children, Julie Ann Bookheimer and her husband, Duane, Barry Clyde Johnson and his wife, Ana; grandchildren, Ashley Ann Stone, Madison Leigh Bookheimer, Joshua Edwin Bookheimer; sister, Elsie J. Nichols. Clyde was a...
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Frances White Humes

March 18, 1926 - August 14, 2016

HUMES, Frances White, 90, of Glen Allen, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Lucy Bowles, sister to Katie and Billie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Humes, Sr.; sons, Wallie Humes and Clyde Humes; and son-in-law, Mike Jaconski. She is survived by her son, Jack Humes, Jr.; daughter, Myanna Jaconski; grandchildren, Tracey Butler ...
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Michael Sumski

March 30, 1945 - August 11, 2016

Michael J. Sumski, Sr.,71, of Beaverdam passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016. He was a member of Zion Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn A. Sumski; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Denise Sumski; granddaughter, Lauren Sumski; sister, Theresa Reck; and two nephews and a niece. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 20, at 11 am at Zion Christian Church, 16158...
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Darrell Marion Mayhew

March 14, 1943 - August 10, 2016

Mayhew, Darrell Marion, 73, of Ashland, VA, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Kathryn Ann; sister-in-law, Barbara Ann; daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and (Russ) Hixson; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and (Valerie) Mayhew; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and (Beth) Mayhew; brothers, Jim and Jerry;...
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Moya Lavin Parmele

May 24, 1945 - August 9, 2016

Moya Lavin Parmele, 71, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016 after a five year battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, Lt. Col. Peter E. Lavin and her mother, Ida Bailey Lavin. She is survived by her husband, Alfred Truman Parmele VI of Ashland; her son, Alfred Truman "T. J." Parmele VII of Herndon, VA; her daughter, Megan Parmele Thomas of Ashland; two grandchildren, Mya and Drew of...
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Betty Faye M. Altice

November 17, 1959 - August 6, 2016

Betty Faye M. Altice, 56, of Doswell passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016. She was a manager at various retail stores over the years and was a member of Ashland Church of God. She was very stylish and fashion conscience and had a passion for decorating and gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Edith Moore. She is survived by her husband, Garold Dwayne Altice; three...
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John Monroe Loving

May 18, 1922 - August 5, 2016

John Monroe Loving Sr. of Hanover passed away August 5, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife Myrtle, sons Bobby and John, and grandson Kevin. He is survived by his daughter in law June Loving and beloved companion Betty Pierce; grandson John (Christi) and Brian (Tuesday); five great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. He loved farming and fixing tractors and was always there for...
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Talitha Young Babcock

November 23, 1934 - July 30, 2016

BABCOCK, Talitha Young, 81, of Midlothian, passed away on July 30, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Quinton Quinn, as well as her first husband and the father of her children, Howard William Babcock. She was one of four children of the late Everett and Muriel Young. Talitha was a practicing member of Christian Science and a member of the Mother Church in Boston, Mass. Her...
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Margaret Dickinson Dickerson

July 20, 1933 - July 27, 2016

DICKERSON, Margaret D., 83, of Ashland, died July 27, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Altamont Dickerson, Jr.; son, Monty Dickerson; daughters, Gale Dickerson and Anne Dickerson; three grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Margaret was born in Rockbridge County, VA, and graduated from Fairfield High School. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 1955, and she loved her Hokies!...
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Patricia Anne Koontz

April 16, 1939 - July 27, 2016

KOONTZ, Patricia, of Ashland, saw the promise of the resurrection on July 27, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Eldon and Sadie Phillips. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl L. Koontz, Jr.; brother, Eldon S. Phillips, Jr.; and sister, Louella Rehmann. She is survived by her daughter, Heather Gómez and her husband, Victor Gómez; granddaughter, Jessenia Gómez. She...
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Brenda Joyce Samuel

July 11, 1942 - July 22, 2016

SAMUEL, Brenda Joyce, 74, of Beaverdam, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sarah Brown. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 38 years, Edward Samuel; stepfather, Ryland Brown; sister, Sandra F. Edwards; sisters-in-law, Jean George and Janice Mills; brother-in-law, Calvin Wayne Samuel; nieces, Roslyn D. Ducey, Bobbie Joe Adams,...
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Bessie Mae Jones

May 25, 1916 - July 21, 2016

JONES, Bessie Mae, 100, of Montpelier, passed away on July 21, 2016. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Daniel Rice. She is survived by her husband, Rosewell Jones, Sr.; step children, Tony (Jeraldine) Jones, Roswell (Peggy) Jones, Jr., Charles (Joan) Jones, Joanne Brown, and Diane (Peter) Farrar; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special...
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James Joseph Kouten

March 31, 1924 - July 18, 2016

KOUTEN, James Joseph, 92, of Richmond, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016. He retired from the U.S. Army and was a triple Veteran serving in World War II, Korean, and the Vietnam War. James received the following decorations, ESM; MSM with one OLC; JSCM; ARCOM with one OLC; ACM; EAME; GCMdl; WWII VM; AOM; NDSM with one OLC; AFRM; VSM; MUC; RVNCM; RVNGCUC with Palm RVNTSM 91st Class. James attended...
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Frances Keiter Slater

December 12, 1921 - July 17, 2016

Frances K. Slater, 94, of Ashland, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Maxey Slater and daughter-in-law, Sandy Slater. She is survived by two sons, Brant and Bill (Kathy); four grandchildren, Emily Slater, Brantley Slater (Alyssa), Kelly Moser (Nolan) and Paige Slater; one great-granddaughter, Chloe Moser; a step-granddaughter,...
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Dorothy Moody Steele

April 11, 1926 - July 15, 2016

Dorothy Moody Steele, 90, of Beaverdam passed away peacefully on Friday, July 15, 2016. She was born in Beaverdam, VA, on April 11, 1926. Mrs. Steele was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Steele; sons, Ronald W. Steele and Michael W. Steele, and daughter-in-law; Karla E. Steele. Dorothy is survived by her daughter-in-law, Alice Steele; grandchildren, Rita Free (husband, Wayne), Rhonda...
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Imogene Gleason Mallory

November 24, 1928 - July 12, 2016

MALLORY, Imogene Gleason, 87, of Doswell, peacefully departed this world July 12, 2016 after a courageous fight against cancer. She took leave in the comfort of the home she built and loved. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Brandon B. Mallory, Jr., her parents, D.A. Gleason, Sr. and Blanche L. Gleason, her brothers, D.A. Gleason, Jr., Linwood L. Gleason, William "Bill" L. Gleason, Sr.,...
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Betty Lou Bunn

February 11, 1940 - July 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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John Wendell Watt II

February 26, 1939 - July 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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James N. Birkitt

May 8, 1927 - July 3, 2016

BIRKITT, The Rev. Dr. James N., 89, of Glen Allen, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Dr. Birkitt was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 8, 1927. Ordained in 1951 to the Southern Baptist ministry, Dr. Birkitt pastored eight local congregations in South Carolina and Virginia and in later years served as interim pastor of 10 Virginia congregations. In1965, Dr....
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Bertha Mae Atkinson

August 23, 1919 - July 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Franklin W. Chisholm

April 2, 1946 - June 28, 2016

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Edith J. Sharpe

January 31, 1930 - June 27, 2016

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Steven Richard Widener

April 17, 1969 - June 26, 2016

Steven Richard Widener, "Houndog 235", 47, of Ashland, lived in Louisa, passed on Sunday, June 26, 2016, doing what he loved on his Harley motorcycle. He is preceded in death by his mother, Arnette Louise Widener of Ashland. He is survived by his father, Richard L. Widener of Ashland; daughter, Melissa J. Widener of Richmond; sister, Ginger L. Widener of Ashland; spouse, Robin A....
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James William Smith

March 27, 1926 - June 24, 2016

SMITH, James William, Jr., 90, of Ashland, died on June 24, 2016. Mr. Smith was the son of the late James W. Smith, Sr. and Margaret Miller Smith and was preceded in death by his brother, Albert Leon Smith and sisters, Virginia Smith Taylor and Gail Smith Wood. He is survived by his devoted wife, Eleanor Attkisson Smith; children, James William Smith, III (Ruth), Kathryn Smith Cheesman (Paul);...
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Charles Lindbergh Kehoe

May 20, 1927 - June 24, 2016

Charles Lindbergh "Lindy" Kehoe of Ashland, Virginia passed away at home on June 24, 2016. Lindy was born in Bel Air, Maryland on May 20,1927 to James H. Kehoe Sr. and Ethel M. Davis. He is survived by brother, Stirling Kehoe; sister, Genevieve Snodgrass, and the loving memory of his oldest brother, James H. Kehoe, Jr.; children, Daniel (wife, May Liang Kehoe), Jeffrey (wife, Diane...
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Betha G. Proffitt

March 5, 1937 - June 23, 2016

PROFFITT, Betha G, 79, of Ashland, passed away June 23, 2016. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Bonnie Shaffer and April Farmer; and eight siblings. She is survived by her two daughters, Darlene Lloyd (Timothy) and Carol Proffitt; three grandchildren, Olivia, Joseph and Bonnie; six great-grandsons, six siblings, many nieces and nephews; loving caretaker, Saadata Yusiff; and playmate,...
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Eugene Kyle Kelly

April 19, 1931 - June 21, 2016

KELLY, Eugene K., 86, of Rockville, passed away June 21, 2016. Eugene proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years. He worked for E.A. Holsten Inc. until his passing. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Kelly; daughter, Sandra Noll (Ron); sons, Darrel Kelly and Glenn Kelly (Lisa); grandchildren, Krista Hart (Joshua), Aarica Kelly, Brian Kelly and Justin Kelly; great-grandchildren...
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Mary Louise Noble

August 12, 1928 - June 20, 2016

Noble, Mary Louise Harty Douglas, 87, a child of the Father went home on June 20, 2016. Our sweet Mary was the daughter of the late Ambris Charles Edward Harty and Claudia Millie Stephens. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Faye Douglas and a son, John Edward Douglas. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Yvonne Hartman, Carmen Louise (Bob) Giggey and Helen (Frank) Dow. She has...
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Barbara Duke Carneal

October 18, 1937 - June 17, 2016

CARNEAL, Barbara D. "Bobbie", 78, of Ashland, passed away on June 17, 2016. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Alvin "Bootsie" Carneal; her parents, Cary Nelson and Evelyn Duke; brother, Cary Nelson Duke, Jr.; and sisters, Shirley D. Coakley and Peggy D. Lane. She is survived by a devoted sister, Ruth F. Duke of Ashland; two grandsons, Zachary and Jacob Webb; nephews,...
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Shirley Ann Coleman

July 23, 1951 - June 17, 2016

COLEMAN, Shirley Ann, 64, of Manassas, passed away June 17, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Winfored Hare and Dorothy Collins; and 3 siblings, Faye, Brenda, and Lee. Shirley loved to collect angels and lighthouses, and to take long walks. She is survived by her children, Jimmy Coleman and Risa Sutton; grandchildren, Jena, Marissa, Ashley, Trina, and Jayden; great...
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Gladys Gibson Powell

July 30, 1924 - June 17, 2016

POWELL, Gladys Gibson, 91, of King William, passed away June 17, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Frazier Powell. She is survived by two sons, Randy (Wanda) of King William, VA, and Ashley (Patti) of Riverton, WY; grandchildren, Adam, Shane, Brett, and Cody; and great grandchildren, CJ, Hank, Jeremy, and Jonathan. A memorial service will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home 412 S....
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George Jennings

November 7, 1927 - June 16, 2016

JENNINGS, George "Bill, Jr., 88, of Ashland, went to be with his Savior on June 16, 216. He was son of the late George and Catherine Jennings. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nina Bruce and his brother, Eddie Jennings. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Norma Jennings; daughter, Debora Sadler and husband Ron; and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Bill was a member of...
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Sharon Mitchell Gore

June 16, 1945 - June 15, 2016

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Sharon Mitchell Gore died peacefully surrounded by her family. Sharon was fiercely independent and lived her life with generosity, kindness and a fun loving spirit that ultimately defined her. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Kristi and Phil Hebner and two amazing grandchildren Riley Katherine Hebner and Bryce David Hebner. She is also survived by her...
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Esther Belvin Carter

May 5, 1920 - June 7, 2016

CARTER, Esther Belvin, 96, formerly of Ruther Glen, while surrounded by her loving family, she left this world to join her husband, Winfrey A. Carter, and Heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. She was preceded in death by her son, Carroll A. Carter. She is survived by her daughter, Lois Saunders (Lewis "Bud" Sr.); 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren; and...
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Lenard Lee Pennington

April 13, 1943 - June 6, 2016

PENNINGTON, Lenard L., 73, of Ashland, passed away on June 6, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Hiram and Mildred Pennington. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Dorothy Wilson Pennington; sons, Ed Pennington (Lisa) of Orange Park, FL.; Russell L. Owen of Aylett, VA; three grandchildren, Alex, Katie, and Emma Pennington; two brothers, Willard V. (Esther) of Clarksburg,...
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Abagail Morgan Whittaker

August 23, 1994 - June 2, 2016

Whittaker, Abagail Morgan, 21, of Ashland, passed away and left her family and friends on Thursday, June 2, 2016. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Arthur Hart. Abagail is survived by her mother, Kathy Garber, and father, Earl E. Whittaker, Jr.; sister, Carley Whittaker-Driver (Nick), step-sister, Bethany Garber; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Whittaker, Sr., and grandmother,...
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Ernest Lee Lowry

June 15, 1944 - June 2, 2016

LOWRY, Ernest Lee, 71, of Montpelier, passed away on June 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Lowry. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Lowry and his son, Thomas and boys. Ernest was a member of Glen Allen Masonic Lodge. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington...
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Margaret Lucy Gray

September 15, 1927 - May 31, 2016

Margaret Lucy Tilton Gray, 88, of Ashland, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 31, 2016. She was born in Hanover County, Virginia to William E. and Rose Pearl Cauthorn Tilton. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph Willard Gray, Sr.; her brother, William Tilton and sister, Mary Adams. She is survived by her loving sons, Joseph (Stacey),...
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Margaret W. Burke

September 30, 1926 - May 28, 2016

BURKE, Margaret W., (nee Mairead ni Conghaile) (Michael Ned), 89, of Ashland, Va., passed away on May 28, 2016, peacefully at home. Born in Formna Village, Inis Oirr, Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland in 1926, Margaret was a long-time resident of Queens, N.Y., before moving to Ashland in 1994. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard, who died in 2013. Margaret was a loving...
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Claude Fletcher Burrows

December 6, 1932 - May 27, 2016

Claude Fletcher Burrows, 83, of Richmond, passed on peacefully May 27th 2016. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 43 years Kaye Cameron Burrows. A Richmond native, Claude was born December 6, 1932 to Waller T. and Kathryn Burrows. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1952. Immediately following high school he served 3 years in Korea for the United State Army. After his tour he...
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Helene Luise Walch

September 9, 1921 - May 19, 2016

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Donald Wayne Waller

August 29, 1969 - May 13, 2016

WALLER, Donald Wayne, 46, of Doswell, passed away on May 13, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia A. Waller; grandmother, Thelma M. Moore; grandparents, Sallie Mae Waller and Hillary Earl Waller. He is survived by his wife, Patricia D. Waller and his father, Robert E. Waller; brother, Robert A. Waller (Beverly J.); step-son, Jeffrey Matinog; grandfather, George T. Martin (Sue);...
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Jesse Wayne Ezzell

April 22, 1939 - May 10, 2016

Jesse Wayne Ezzell (AKA "Pop" "Moe" or "Buddy Boy"), 77, went to join his Savior in eternal peace on May 10, 2016. He was preceded in death by his loving bride, Dottie Ezzell. He is survived by his sons, Wayne (Coretta) and David (Janice) Ezzell; and his grandchildren, Kyle, Conner (Sammi) and Landon Ezzell. "Pop" was in the US Army. He was loved by...
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Alice Terry Alexander

January 16, 1915 - May 10, 2016

Alexander, Alice Terry, 101, formerly of Ashland, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Heritage Green Assisted Living in Mechanicsville. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband Earl Douglas Alexander, Sr., sons Earl Douglas Alexander, Jr., and Baby Boy Alexander. She is survived by daughter Terry Alexander, grandchildren Susan Pugh, and Lisa DeHart (Wayne), and great-grandchildren...
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Rinert Whitlow

June 1, 1939 - May 7, 2016

Whitlow, Rinert Stacey "Ronnie", 76, of Montpelier, VA, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on May 7, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stacey and Lucille; and his sister, Shirley Kinney. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, JoAnn Whitlow; his children, David Whitlow, Donna Campbell (Danny), and Troy Whitlow (Sherry); 7 grandchildren, Justin, Brittany,...
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Helen Sheiner Johnson

September 15, 1923 - May 5, 2016

JOHNSON, Helen Sheiner, 92, of Ashland, went to be with her Lord on May 5, 2016. She was the daughter of the late William and Ida Sheiner; she was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Johnson. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Johnson and Ellen Johnson; sister-in-law, Catherine Sheiner and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was an active member at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. The...
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Martha Jane Mills

June 1, 1921 - May 4, 2016

MILLS, Martha Jane, 94, of Montpelier, departed this earth on May 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel Emmett Mills and her son, Emmett Wade Mills. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Chenault (Alvin Kemp); grandchildren, Jason (Tim), Dwight (Kristie), Travis (Katie), Dana (G.B.); great-grandchildren, Colston, Carter, and Marley; her daughter-in-law, Sheila Stanley;...
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Hazel Knepper

June 3, 1924 - May 3, 2016

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Clarence Edward Dempsey

September 9, 1947 - May 3, 2016

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Jessie Honeycutt Meredith

October 21, 1924 - May 2, 2016

Jessie Honeycutt Meredith, 91, of Glen Allen, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016. She was born in Mt. Pleasant N.C., the youngest of ten children. Jessie worked for A.H. Robins for 30 years, she volunteered at Henrico Doctors Hospital-Forest for 15 years, where she crocheted many of the baby hats for newborns. She was a long time member of Glen Allen Baptist, and current member of Lakeside United...
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Walter Ralph Harris

March 30, 1935 - May 1, 2016

Harris, Walter Ralph, 81, of Beaverdam, passed away on May 1, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Helen Hall Harris; children, Don R. Harris (Ann), David G. Harris (Kim), and Wendy H. Haupt (Butch); nephew, Bart Bass; 8 grandchildren, Michael, Catherine, Lauren, Sydney, Taylor, Caroline, Hannah, and Heather; 3 great-grandchildren, Emerson, Sutton, and Hensley; and 2 sisters, Agnes Reed and Mildred...
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Ruth Ownby Tyo

September 6, 1923 - April 23, 2016

Ruth Ownby Tyo, a longtime resident of Ashland, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23rd surrounded by family members. She is survived by her 2 loving daughters and their families, her brother, Lawrence Ownby and his family, and many other Ownby descendants. Ruth was born and raised in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. After graduating from high school, she went to work at the...
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Steven Blair Thompson

April 26, 1949 - April 21, 2016

Steven Blair Thompson, 66, passed suddenly on Thursday, April 21 at his home in Ashland, VA. Steve was born in Pikeville, KY on April 26, 1949. He was the son of James Madison Thompson and Josephine Ernette Blair Thompson. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lauren Dabel Thompson, and two sons, Seth Blair Thompson (wife Beth Herbert) and Jacob Keifer Jacobs-Thompson (wife Elisa Jacobs...
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Robert Dandridge Lowry

June 14, 1942 - April 13, 2016

LOWRY, Robert Dandridge, 73, of Montpelier, passed away on April 13, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Fetty Lowry. He is survived by his son, James "Mike" Lowry (Rhonda); daughter, Donna Canter (Dan); grandchildren, Stacey Swanson (Bobby) and Kendall Main; great grandchildren, Johnathan, Griffin, and Dustin Swanson, and Jabe Main; and brothers, William R. Lowry and Carlton...
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Arthur Thomas Browne

April 6, 1932 - April 7, 2016

Ardie Browne of Montpelier went to be with the Lord on April 7, 2016. Ardie lived a full and satisfying life. As a child he was an active boy scout and life guard. Once employed as a ship fitter on Staten Island, NY, Ardie went on to become a theater and choral music teacher in Smithtown, NY, the owner of Browne music and then the general manager of a chain of music stores before he went back to...
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Marie Theresa Davidson

January 20, 1937 - April 1, 2016

Marie Theresa (Savage) Davidson born January 20, 1937, went to join our Lord on April 1, 2016 at the age of 79. Marie was born on the Innoko River in their trap line camp delivered by her grandmother to Pius and Ellen Savage, Sr. She was the eldest of 15 children. Marie was a very beautiful and thoughtful person, she was an avid homemaker who loved her husband, children and family. She always...
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Elizabeth Mae Rudd

February 6, 1931 - March 30, 2016

Elizabeth Mae Rudd, 85, of Richmond, passed away March 30, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy Rudd and seven siblings.She is survived by her daughters, Linda Stephens and Paula Talley (Robert); brother, Herbert Henshaw (Eva); grandchildren, Theodore Matzganis III (Valerie and Dondrae), Christopher Davis, Brandon Satterwhite, Kelly Redford (Nicholas); great-grandchildren, Viola...
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Michael W. Whittemore

April 8, 1962 - March 26, 2016

WHITTEMORE, Michael W. "Mike", 53, of Ashland, passed away on March 26, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother, Colleen Autry and his father, William Whittemore. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Whittemore; son, Willie Whittemore (Emily); daughter, Wendie Crate (David); grandson, David; brother, Robert Lynn Whittemore (Brenda); step-father, William Autry; nieces, Rebecca and Candace; and...
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Myrtle Lee Askew

March 10, 1937 - March 21, 2016

ASKEW, Myrtle Lee, 79, of Montpelier, went to be with her Lord on March 21, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lucy Stanley. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Davis and Betty Stanley; and son-in-law, Gary Bryant, Sr. She is survived by her children, Lynn Bryant (Jay), Rita Walker (Allie), Rhonda Lowry (Mike), and Wayne Askew (Carolyn); grandchildren, Angela (Jason),...
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Odis Winn

January 5, 1929 - March 18, 2016

Odis Winn, 87, of Spotsylvania, departed this life Friday, March 18, 2016 at Woodmont Center. He was preceded in death by parents Willie and Maggie (Sample) Winn, a twin brother Curtis Winn, wife of 40 years Mary Bird Winn and wife of 19 years Nancy Joan Winn. Odis was an U.S. Army and Marine Corps veteran, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10546 Post Chaplain, husband, father, pastor and a...
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Constance Steucek Brown

October 17, 1925 - March 17, 2016

Brown, Constance Steucek, 90, of Glen Allen, passed away peacefully at home on March 17, 2016. Constance was a charter member of Chamberlayne Heights United Methodist Church and was part of the United Methodist Women's group. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry P. Brown; and son, Ralph Stuart Brown. Constance leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Stephen E. (Sharon) Brown and...
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Mildred Rose Shultz

July 10, 1926 - March 17, 2016

SHULTZ, Mildred Rose, 89, of New Port News, passed away on March 17, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Raymond Shultz and her daughter, Susan K. Shultz. She is survived by her family. A graveside service will be held at 2pm on Monday, March 21, 2016 at River View Cemetery in Richmond, VA.
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Charles Edward Wright

March 6, 1940 - March 12, 2016

Charles Edward Wright, Sr. "Lover Boy" ,76, of Ashland, VA went home to be with the Lord on Saturday March 12, 2016. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Dorothy Virginia Wright. Charlie was survived by his children June McGuire, Sandra Farmer (George), Charles Wright, Jr. (Joyce), Stefanie Gable (Clyde), and Brandie Waters (Richard.) In addition to his children, Charlie left...
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Edith Gilman Cannon

January 3, 1914 - March 6, 2016

CANNON, Edith Gilman, of Ashland, VA, born January 3, 1914, passed away on March 6, 2016. She was preceded in death by her three husbands, Linwood Lowry, Leverette Kirkland, and Audie Cannon. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Lemuel Franklin Gilman, Jr.; and her sisters, Sue G. Miltz, Alice G. Meredith, Elsie G. LaFon, and Lucy G. Lignian. She is survived by her step-son, Kenneth...
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Barbara Bruce Duke Jones

October 18, 1941 - March 5, 2016

Barbara Bruce Duke Jones, 74, of Montpelier passed away on March 5, 2016 at home. She was predeceased by her father, L. Andrew Duke, Sr. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, J. Ernest Jones, Jr; her mother, Lillian Moody Duke of Beaverdam; her brothers, L. Andrew Duke, Jr. (Rebecca) of Glen Allen and J. Michael Duke (Jeanean) of Beaverdam; her children, Anne Noel Jones Dawson (Alec) of...
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James Edward Hilton

September 2, 1933 - March 4, 2016

HILTON, James Edward, 82, of Ashland, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elizabeth; brother, George; and sister, Geneva. James is survived by his wife, Sara; children, Sandra and James; grandchildren, Michael, Cody, and Kaylin; great-grandson, Logan; brothers, Arthur and Charles Wesley; sisters, Beulah, Mary Jane, Genevieve, Dorothy, and...
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Ann Hardy Blake

April 21, 1944 - February 26, 2016

Blake, Ann Hardy "Honey", of Richmond, VA passed away on February 26, 2016 after a courageous battle against cancer. Born April 21, 1944 in Richmond, she was the daughter of Ann and Junie Blake. She spent most of her life in Richmond where she raised her family, established Dabney's Bakery (a favorite of locals) and enjoyed her role as daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She will...
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Cora R. Carter

March 14, 1932 - February 26, 2016

CARTER, Cora Rose, 83, of Ashland, native and former resident of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph Carter. She is survived by a daughter, Wanda Colyer (Bob); son, Gene Carter (Connie); and grandchildren, Scarlett Menon (Vinod), Jack Colyer, Jamie Colyer and Sarah Campbell (Carl). Services will be private....
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Arthur Wade McKinney

April 19, 1943 - February 25, 2016

McKinney, Arthur (Art) W., age 72, of Beaverdam, passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 after a long battle with lymphoma. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 50 years Jerry Sparks McKinney; his daughter Christine Holzem (Jean Luc) and his son Arthur W. McKinney, Jr.; his granddaughter Anna Holzem; and his brother Russell McKinney (Connee) of Delaware. After graduating from Va Tech, Class...
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Lila S. Steenburgh

July 25, 1927 - February 22, 2016

Lila Sutphin Steenburgh, 88, a long-time resident of Montpelier, VA, passed away Monday, February 22, 2016. Beloved mother, nana, sister, and friend, she will be missed for her strength, humor, and generosity. She has been reunited with her husband, Donald Rae Steenburgh, and son, Kurt Van Steenburgh. Left to cherish her memory are her two children, Neil Van Steenburgh (Lisa) and Lori Steenburgh...
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Jamie Michele Vaughan

August 6, 1952 - February 21, 2016

VAUGHAN, Jamie (James), 63, peacefully passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at her home in Mechanicsville, VA. She will greatly be missed. She is survived by her wife, Rose; ex-wife, Ellen; children, Tonya Roosa and James; and grandchildren, Dylan Roosa and Aidan Vaughan. A memorial service will be performed by Reverend Ken Webb at the Nelsen Funeral Home-Reid Chapel, Ashland, VA on Saturday,...
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Ruth Anne Bordley

July 22, 1926 - February 19, 2016

Ruth Anne Bordley, aged 89, passed peacefully into the night and the awaiting gates of heaven, on February 19th, 2016 to join her late husband, James Beale Bordley, both of Ashland, VA. Ruth Ann was the beloved mother of five children: John, Stephen, Katherine, Carolyn, and Robert; and loving grandmother to Payton, Lawson, and Maris Bordley, Alex and Nate Nguyen. A native of Wilkes Barre, PA,...
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Louise Loving Burnett

March 15, 1918 - February 15, 2016

Burnett, Louise Loving, 97, of Ashland, passed away on February 15, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, O.N. Burnett and daughter, Winnie B. Vanderslice. Louise was a devoted member, Deacon, and Sunday school teacher at Gwathmey Baptist Church for over 60 years. Her devotion to the Lord and her family impacted everyone she came in contact with. She is survived by her sons, Norman T....
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Hannah Randle Mueller

May 9, 1919 - February 15, 2016

Mueller, Hannah Randle Lackey, 96, of Ashland, passed away on February 15, 2016.She was the daughter of the late Henry and Rebecca Lackey. Hannah was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Alfred C. Mueller; son, Robert Henry Mueller; sister, Harriet Lackey Graustein; and brother, Henry E. Lackey, Jr. She is survived by her son, Charles Alfred Mueller; daughter-in-law, Deborah Sparks Mueller ...
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Lelia Hoge Smith

November 24, 1921 - February 12, 2016

Lelia Harrison Hoge Smith, 94, of Hewlett, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed peacefully on February 12, 2016. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walton Wickham Smith, Sr. She is survived by her children, Howard Hoge Smith (Bev), Walton Wickham Smith, Jr. (Billie Lynn Tinsley), and Lelia Skipwith Harrison Smith Hardeen (Ted); six grand-children, Timothy F....
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Alice Robbins Molineu

November 24, 1918 - February 4, 2016

Alice Robbins Molineu, 97, formerly of Edinburg, VA, passed away in Ashland, VA, on February 4, 2016. Born in Annapolis, MD, in 1918, she was the daughter of Edward T. and Lucia Geekie Robbins. She was the widow of James Harold Molineu, Jr., who died in 1989. She is survived by son James Harold Molineu (Connie) of Athens, OH; Margie Gautieri (Vito) of Attica NY; and Carol Gibson (Lawrence) of...
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Eloise Hill Lanning

November 17, 1932 - February 3, 2016

LANNING, Eloise (Ellie), 83, of Goochland, VA, departed this life to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Jake) Lanning and her infant son, James Booth. She leaves to cherish in her memory a sister, Wanda Hunter; six children, Andy Booth, Eddie Booth (Carolyn), John Booth (Janet Williams), George Booth, Terry Booth (Kandy), Sherrie...
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Ricky Durrant Clark

January 25, 1966 - January 31, 2016

CLARK, Ricky D., 50, of Ashland, passed away on January 31, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and sister, Barbara Clark. He is survived by his wife, Carol Clark; children, Troy Clark and Crystal Clark; brother, George Clark; sister, Debbie Cox; brothers-in-law, William Broom and David Cox; sister-in-law, Doris Clark; nephews, Justin Clark, George Clark, III, Chris Cox, Bradley...
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Dorothy Ellen Clinger

February 2, 1924 - January 29, 2016


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Sam G. Saunders

September 11, 1931 - January 27, 2016

SAUNDERS, Sam G., of Ashland, departed this life peacefully on January 27, 2016. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anne of 57 years; his brother, Richard B. Saunders; and sister, Mary Louise Thornton. He is survived by sons, Joseph H. Saunders and wife, Catherine and John M. Saunders and wife, Crystal; four grandchildren, Victoria, Alexandra, Sam and Elizabeth. After graduating from...
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Jesse Claytor

September 29, 1934 - January 27, 2016

CLAYTOR, Jesse, Jr., 81, of Glen Allen, passed away on January 27, 2016. He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Wesley, Eddie and Ray; and one sister, Margaret. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Diane Claytor; children, Debbie Nuckols (Greg), Renee Thompson (Happy), and Kevin Claytor (Donna); seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dolly Ray Elmore. Jesse...
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Laura Lynn Yandell

January 25, 1949 - January 26, 2016

Laura Lynn Yandell, 67, of Ashland, passed peacefully on January 26, 2016. She was the co-owner of Lynn's Italian Ice & Gifts from Nanas at the Virginia Bizaar. Laura's life revolved around her children and grandchildren whom she loved fiercely. Those who loved her admired her sense of strength; though she experienced a great deal of pain, she never let it define her. She always shined her...
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Clara DePanicis Earp

June 7, 1922 - January 26, 2016

Earp, Clara DePanicis, 93, of Lakeside, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2016, at Westport Nursing Home. She was the last of four children born to Felix and Ester DePanicis. She is survived by several nieces, a nephew, and many long-time friends. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, February 4, 2016, at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Ashland, VA at 10 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour...
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William Slade Webber

October 18, 1947 - January 24, 2016

WEBBER, William Slade "Billy", III, 68, of Ashland, entered into peace on January 24, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Slade Webber Jr. and Ellen Sibley Webber; and brother-in-law, Kenneth L. Allen. He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Barbara F. Webber; sister, Nancy W. Allen of Rocky Mt., N.C.; nephew, Kenneth L. Allen Sr. of Charlotte, N.C.; niece,...
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Joyce Zirk Mills

August 12, 1946 - January 24, 2016

MILLS, Joyce Zirk, 69, of Ashland, passed away on January 24, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Willie Mills; children, Jessica Reed and Megan Barling-Thrift; grandchildren, Kyle Jacobs, Mariah Joy Barling, Loreli Barling, and Josie Thrift; sisters, Georgianna Hartley and Judy Willingham; brothers, Marion "Buddy" Zirk and James "Woody" Zirk; and a host of nieces and nephews. Joyce had a...
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