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Judy Niece Pleasants

March 24, 1949 - October 21, 2014

Judy Niece Pleasants, 65, of Beaverdam, passed away October 21, 2014. Judy loved to shop with her best friend, Vicki Sue and spend time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, James Pleasants; son, Duane Powers and wife, Amy; daughter, Vicki Sue Franklin and husband, Bobby; step-daughters, Regina Wushchak and Renee Vaughan; siblings, Jimmy and Billy Niece;...
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Katherine Hierholzer Fitzgerald

December 18, 1937 - October 18, 2014

Katherine Fitzgerald,76, of Henrico, formerly of Ashland, passed away October 18, 2014. She is survived by her husband, John Bruehl. A memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home - Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va. 23005.
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Michael T. Carter

April 18, 1937 - October 12, 2014

Carter, Michael T., of Glen Allen, VA, age 77, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Anna May Carter and his brother, Joe Carter. Mike retired from Reynolds Metal Co. in 1996 as a chemist with 36 years of service. He served in the VA Air National Guard for 22 years and retired in 1977 with the rank of Major. He is survived by his wife of 54...
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Maxine Snyder Akers

October 19, 1920 - October 7, 2014

Maxine Snyder Akers, beloved mother, wife, and grandmother, went home to be with the Lord, October 7, 2014. She died peacefully at home with family present. She was preceded in death by her five siblings. Born October 19, 1920, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Owen Snyder and Olive Maye Shaw. In September of 1940, she married...
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Mildred Carter Allen

March 14, 1923 - October 1, 2014

Mildred Carter Allen "Pill", 91, of Ashland, passed away October 1, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Allen. Pill was a nurse at the Eastern Star Nursing Facility and also worked for the American Tobacco Company. She is survived by her niece, Betty Breedlove; great-niece, Cindy Clark; dedicated caregiver, Ivy Benjamin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members...
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Martha Lee Dooley

January 6, 1947 - September 29, 2014

Martha L. Dooley, 67, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord on September 29, 2014. Mrs. Dooley was a member at First Baptist Church in Ashland. She was a long time employee of Miler + Rhodes Department Store where she worked as an accountant. In later years she worked as a certified pharmacy technician. Mrs. Dooley loved crafting: she enjoyed her mission work at First Baptist with the...
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Janet Marshall Taylor

July 12, 1931 - September 29, 2014

Janet Marshall Taylor, born July 12, 1931 of Ashland, passed away on Monday, September 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Cooke Taylor. She was a member of the Ashland Book Club, VA Kennel Club and enjoyed painting. She is survived by her sons, Marshall Taylor (Linda) and E.C. Taylor, Jr (Martha); grandchildren, Garrett Taylor, Michael Taylor, and Alan Taylor, as well as,...
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Carl Glenn McElroy

June 22, 1978 - September 28, 2014

Carl Glenn McElroy II, 36, of Doswell, VA, passed away September 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his sister, Angela and his maternal grandmother, Mavis Rollins. Glenn had a passion for cooking and enjoyed gardening, fishing, and being outdoors. He is survived by his son, Carl Glenn McElroy III "Tripp"; mother, Kathy Burt and stepfather, Ken; father, Glenn McElroy and stepmother, Linda;...
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Edith Raddatz Viverette

May 10, 1931 - September 27, 2014

Edith Raddatz Viverette of Ruther Glen, VA, passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014. She was born on May 10, 1931, in Timbo, Santa Catarina, Brazil and was the beloved daughter of the late Paulo and Ida Raddatz and sister to the late Werner Raddatz, Vera Raddatz, and Ilse Raddatz . She is survived by her brother Mario Raddatz of Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil, stepdaughters, brothers-in-law,...
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Marian Williamson Poindexter

February 15, 1940 - September 27, 2014

Poindexter, Marian Williamson, 74, of Ashland VA, native of Crewe, VA, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Willie and Luna Williamson; brothers, Ernie Williamson and James Williamson; and sisters, Lois Ingram and Eva Mae Estep. She is survived by her husband of 56 years Ralph Poindexter; sons, Ronnie Poindexter (Pat), and Mike...
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Walter Carlysle Luck

November 25, 1940 - September 20, 2014

Walter Carlysle Luck, 73, of Beaverdam, went to his heavenly home on September 20, 2014. He was an expert cabinet maker and offshore commercial fisherman who loved life fully and never met a stranger. Mr. Luck is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Faye Wilmoth Luck; son, Howard Carlysle Luck; daughter, Carla Jo Luck; step-children, Benny Hawley, Ann Phillips, and Grady Mintz; nine...
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Jewel Noleen Williamson

January 11, 1940 - September 16, 2014

Williamson, Jewel Noleen, 74, of Ashland, lost her battle to Alzheimer's on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She was born in Spray, NC on January 11, 1940. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Aberdeen Patterson of Danville, VA, and her grandson, Anthony Krever. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Verne C. "Buck" Williamson; her children, Marcus Kyle and James Stanley...
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Marjorie Goodwin

September 12, 1929 - September 16, 2014

Goodwin, Marjorie, 85, of Ashland, VA, passed away on September 16, 2014. She was born in Utica, New York on September 12, 1929, the daughter of Fred and Sophie Trad. She was predeceased by her husband, Chester A. Goodwin, Jr. in 1987. Marjorie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Tandy Goodwin of Glen Allen, Virginia; her granddaughter, Laura, also from Glen Allen; her grandson,...
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Marion Kitchen Deihls

September 15, 1916 - September 14, 2014

Marion Kitchen Deihls of Beaverdam, VA formerly of Buckingham County, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014, one day before her 98th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde Nicholas Deihls; her parents, Lillian Robertson and Willie Kitchen; her sister, Martha Davis; and her brother, Lewis Kitchen. She is survived by a brother, I. B. Kitchen and wife, Margaret; and three sisters,...
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Franklin Oscar Hale

January 29, 1933 - September 13, 2014

HALE, Franklin Oscar Jr., passed peacefully on Saturday, September 13, 2014. He is survived by his sister, Grace Orrack; and his son, Warren Hale; daughter-in-law, Beverly; two grandsons, Warren Jr. and Mathew; two great-grandchildren, Kylee and Carter. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va.,...
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Carolyn Doggett Cromwell

October 28, 1942 - September 11, 2014

CROMWELL, Carolyn Doggett, 71, of Manakin-Sabot, Va., died on September 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Eleanor Gilman and Nelson Robert Doggett of Ashland, Va. Survivors include her loving husband of 48 years, Baylor Giles Cromwell; her two sons, Chay and Grafton; daughter-in-law, Jennifer; and granddaughter, Laynie Cromwell. She is also survived by a devoted sister...
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Eleanore Constance Johnson

March 10, 1923 - September 10, 2014

Eleanore (Erickson) Johnson died peacefully on Sept 10, 2014 at the age of 91. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Adele and Jim Coleman, grandson Cecil "Chuck" McCumber III, sister-in-law Mary Erickson and numerous nieces, nephews and their extended families. Eleanore was a devout Christian and had a beautiful soprano singing voice. She worked as a medical secretary for many years...
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Thelma May Stanley Moore

July 22, 1929 - September 9, 2014

Thelma May Stanley Moore, 85, passed away on September 9, 2014 and is now singing in God's choir. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Martin Waller. Mrs. Moore is an active member at Elon Baptist Church, where she organized the quarterly communion, had school supplies donated for Beaverdam Elementary, and for a number of years produced the church's newsletter among several other...
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Lee Forrest Powell

June 14, 1986 - September 6, 2014

Powell, Lee Forrest, 28, of Virginia and Florida, left this world suddenly on September 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandpa, Warren Daniel "Pete" Powell; maternal grandparents, Lorraine Kay Maier and Robert O. Maier. He is survived by his parents, Daniel and Claire Powell; his brother and best friend, Brian Powell and Brian's fiancé Shana Bara; paternal grandmother,...
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Fredericka Isabelle Logan

September 21, 1924 - September 2, 2014

Fredericka Isabelle Logan, 89, of King William, joined heaven on September 2, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jefferson Logan, Sr.; grandson, Thomas Russell Logan and great-grandson, Grayson Howard Nichols. Mrs. Logan was the world's greatest mother and loved her crossword puzzles. She is survived by her nine children, Thomas Jefferson Logan, Jr. (Laura), B.F. "Pete" Logan ...
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William Charles Broyles

November 4, 1924 - August 29, 2014

Bill Broyles, 89, of Bumpass, passed away August 29, 2014. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debbie Lewis. Bill was a deacon of his church and talented organist. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Hazel Broyles; grandchildren, Tiffany Marie Dalton; great-grandchild, Michael Lee Dalton, Destiny Diane Dalton, and Leahna Marie Dalton. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday,...
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Clyde Willis Harris

September 29, 1942 - August 28, 2014

Harris, Clyde W., Sr., 71, of Montpelier, passed away on August 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his two sons, Allen and Jeffrey and his parents, Jack and Judy Harris. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Harris; four daughters, Sheila, Angie, Tammy, and Judy; three sons, Glenn, Travis, and Dale; two brothers, Jack Harris and Burt Harris; two sisters, Doris Hodges and Pat Owen; and seventeen...
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Gary Lee Jones

November 7, 1956 - August 27, 2014

Gary Lee Jones, 57, of Montpelier passed away on August 27, 2014. He was the son of the late Wilmer Lee and Irene Alice Jones. Gary is survived by his wife, Andrea Jones; brother, Keith Jones and sister, Alice Jones. He helped run the Lee Jones Lumber Company and was a mason. A memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home- Reid Chapel,...
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Henry Edward Samuel

January 7, 1920 - August 19, 2014

SAMUEL, Henry E. "Pop," 94, of Ashland, passed away August 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Samuel; and children, Keith Samuel and Donna Campbell. Henry retired from Flippo Lumber Company with over 40 years of service. He was a member of Mt. Hope Methodist Church and a WWII veteran. Mr. Samuel is survived by his sons, Edward Samuel (Brenda) and Calvin Samuel ...
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Delphia N. Cameron

March 25, 1940 - August 17, 2014

CAMERON, Delphia N., 74, of Ashland, widow of Harry "Seaboard" Cameron, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Tina Harlow (Marc); two grandchildren, Katelyn and Cole; two sisters, Norma Barker (Kenny) and Shirley Strong (Nattie); three nieces; and one nephew. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid...
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Ruby Mae Riddle Stilwell

March 26, 1931 - August 12, 2014

Stilwell, Ruby Mae Riddle "Nanny", 83, of Ashland, VA, passed away on August 12, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlie Tipton Stilwell and her two grand pets, Sandie and Panda. She is survived by her two children, Melanie Stilwell Harman and her husband Bradley Neil Harman, and Carlie Dean Stilwell and his wife Lisa Franzoni Stilwell; three grandchildren, Neil Patrick Harman,...
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Jerry Jones Leaghty

June 18, 1939 - August 8, 2014

Jerry Jones Leaghty, 75, of Ashland, VA passed away August 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Edgar Jones; grandmother, Gracie Jones; husband, Clark Leaghty; former husband, Walter W. Lowry III. She was a homemaker and a member of Duncan Methodist Church. She was a graduate of John Marshall High School and her hobbies included playing tennis, gardening, collecting...
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Betty Fahrbach Clay

May 14, 1923 - August 8, 2014

Clay, Betty Fahrbach, 91, of Ashland, Virginia, passed away on August 8th. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late William F. Fahrbach and Anna McCauley Fahrbach of Crewe, Virginia. She graduated from Crewe High School in Crewe, VA, and Pan American Business School in Richmond, VA. She was a member of the Ashland Presbyterian Church and the Ashland Junior...
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France Elizabeth Walsh

March 31, 1939 - August 3, 2014

France Elizabeth Walsh, 75, was born in Montreal Canada on March 31, 1939 to the late Joseph and Aline Theoret LaRose. She passed away in the presence of her loving family on Sunday, August 3, 2014. France is also preceded in death by her only sister, Lise LaRose. France worked for over 30 years in the banking industry; however greatest joy was raising her four boys. Frances truly loved...
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Kathleen Susan Pendleton

November 29, 1958 - August 2, 2014

My mother Kathie lived just as she died: fearlessly and unapologetically. She leaves behind not just a daughter and family and friends but an entire world that will be all the poorer without her. She worked tirelessly at all she did both in her various jobs from telecommunications to N.A.D.A. and as a mother and human being. She fought endlessly against disease and tragedy, and never once stopped...
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Joy Anne Brame

February 8, 1956 - July 30, 2014

Brame, Joy A., 58, of Ashland, passed away on July 30, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Dorothy Brame. She is survived by her sisters, Judy Sweeney and Jackie Brown; nephews, Jason Sweeney and Tom Sweeney (Kelly); one great nephew and two great nieces. Joy was an animal lover. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid...
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Mary Louise Critcher Hodges

April 26, 1932 - July 28, 2014

Hodges, Mary Louise Critcher, 82, of Ashland, passed away on July 28, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Hodges; two sons, James A. and Jessie B. Hodges; siblings, James Critcher, Cora Floyd and John Critcher. She is survived by her son, Edward L. Hodges; daughters, Patricia A. Coakley and Mary E. Hodges; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Jessie Critcher,...
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Mary Helen Hadwin Bergstrom

January 24, 1927 - July 27, 2014

BERGSTROM, Mary Helen Hadwin died on Sunday July 27, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Mary Helen, known to her work associates as "Mary", was born on January 24, 1927 in Vivian, Louisiana. As a child she lived with her parents and six brothers and sisters in Shreveport and in Tullos, LA, graduating from Urania High School in 1943. After high school, her family returned to Shreveport where she...
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Frank L. Jennings

September 20, 1930 - July 27, 2014

Frank Leslie Jennings, Jr., 83, of Ashland, VA passed away peacefully on July 27, 2014. He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 60 years, Rose Marie Bateman Jennings; his parents, Frank L. Sr. and Rubye P. Jennings; sister, Elizabeth Jennings; and foster brother, Alton Webb. He is survived by his children Dorothy Chandler (Russ) of Ashland; Gary Jennings (Anne Gail) of Richmond; and...
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Stewart F. Reid

December 14, 1930 - July 25, 2014

Reid, Stewart F., of Ashland, Virginia died on Friday, July 25, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, and two sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Janet S. Reid; daughter, Laura R. Liebert and her husband Charles; beloved grandsons, Charley and Reid; his nieces, Shirley, Nancy, Joan, Carol, Ginny, Suzanne, Cheri, and Lesa; and his great nieces and nephews. He...
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Margaret Vernell Fontaine

September 5, 1934 - July 22, 2014

Fontaine, Margaret "Nell", 79, of Ashland, passed away on July 22, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Fontaine; her son, Wayne Fontaine; and sisters, Beth and Shirley. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Fontaine (Kim). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer, Brandon (April), Eddie and Pete; her great-grandchildren, Carley, Parker, Cody, Sofia and Kyla; three...
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Frances Mildred Smeeman Davis

January 11, 1921 - July 22, 2014

DAVIS, Frances Mildred Smeeman was born in Ashland, Virginia, January 11, 1921 and remained a proud life-long resident until her death on July 22, 2014. She was the youngest daughter of Lula Terry and Harry Valentine Smeeman. Affectionately known and loved by many residents as "Auntie", Mildred was the owner and operator of "Auntie's Day Care" for over 30 years. The sight of a small child always...
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Allen R. Breedlove

August 18, 1953 - July 21, 2014

Breedlove, Allen R. Sr., passed away on July 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Breedlove; his mother, Betty Breedlove; three children, Amber Breedlove, Allen Breedlove, Jr. and Amy Anderson ; two grandchildren, Shawn and Christian Anderson; a brother, Lawrence Breedlove; and sister, Cindy Clark; he also leaves behind numerous amounts of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends....
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Clarentine Lloyd Stansbury Bowen

June 11, 1926 - July 20, 2014

BOWEN, Clarentine Lloyd Stansbury, age 88, died Sunday, July 20, 2014. Mrs. Bowen was born June 11, 1926 in Richmond, Va. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Cole and Edith Marie Bowles Lloyd; and wife of the late Earnest Alvin Stansbury and the late Raymond Brent Bowen. Surviving are her daughters, Cynthia Spence and Theresa Woods; sons, Alvin Keith and Dennis Stansbury; nine grandchildren...
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William Randolph Toler

March 20, 1969 - July 20, 2014

Toler, William Randolph, 45, of Chester, formerly of Ashland, passed away on July 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Murray Toler and his sister, Kathy. He is survived by his mother, Virginia Toler; sister, Linda of Oregon; brothers, Murray V. (Sandra) and Robert (Cindy); his sister, Janet of Florida; nephews, John and Paul; niece, Sarah; his Harley Davidson family in Chester; ...
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John David Lynch

March 7, 1957 - July 19, 2014

John David Lynch, 57, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was born in Germany and raised in Alabama and has lived in Ashland since 1979. He is survived by his wife, Pansy Rose Lynch; children, Johnny Ray Lynch, Langdon Lynch, Samantha Fine and Mark Rakes; two grandchildren, Matthew and Jacob; brothers and sisters, Victor Lynch, Danny Lynch, Connie Tappan, Mark Lynch, Suzanne Layne, Angela...
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William Jake Nicely

November 18, 1942 - July 18, 2014

Nicely, William Jake, 71, of Ashland, Virginia, died on Friday, July 18, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Leona Nicely; children, Steven Nicely (Catherine), Katherine Nicely (Scott) and David Nicely (Cheryl); grandchildren, Jessica, Taylor, Emma, Rachel, and Ben; eleven brothers and sisters; and his cat, Lottie. Services will be held Tuesday, July 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid...
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Dorothy Carr Buchanan

November 15, 1927 - July 15, 2014

Mrs. Dorothy (Dot) Carr Buchanan, 86, of Ashland, Va., passed away on July 15, 2014. She was born November 15, 1927 in Audubon, New Jersey to Paul M. and Anna Carr. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Will E. Buchanan, Jr. and her loving son Will E. "Web" Buchanan, III. Dot moved to Ashland, Virginia when she was fourteen years old. She loved Ashland as it truly was her "center of...
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William Clifton Schwartz

June 4, 1971 - July 13, 2014

Schwartz, William Clifton "Clif", 43, of Glen Allen, passed away on July 13, 2014. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William "Pat" and Annie Mae Patterson and paternal grandparents, Russell and Esther Schwartz. He is survived by his parents, Patricia and Edwin Schwartz; sister, Amy Schwartz DiNatale (Jason); and niece, Eden DiNatale. Clif worked for the Virginia Department of...
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Mary Weeks Johnson

February 18, 1926 - July 9, 2014

Johnson, Mary Weeks, 88, of Ashland, passed away on July 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; sisters, Dorothy Martin, Margaret Becker, Alma Campbell, and a brother, James Marvin Weeks. She is survived by her sons, David W. Johnson (Melanie) and Thomas D. (Madeleine); daughters, Beverly Bray (Steve) and Katie Gay (Harvey); grandchildren, David Alec Bray (Diane Morrison),...
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Andrew Moore

January 9, 1923 - July 6, 2014

Moore, Andrew, 91, of Ashland, VA, formerly of Denville and Waretown, NJ, died on Sunday, July 6. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma, and brothers, Edward and Charlie. He is survived by his sons, Curtis (Lisa) and Eric (Johanna); daughters, Diana Passamenti (Michael), and Judy Chodyniecki (Phil); stepdaughter, Alma Jane Newchok (Andrew); 7 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren; 2 great...
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Barbara Herndon Gable

November 5, 1946 - July 4, 2014

Barbara Herndon "Dee Dee" Gable, of Mechanicsville, passed away July 4, 2014. She is survived by her husband Clyde J. Gable; children, Susan Freeman (Howard), Teresa Walsh (Ted) Jimmy Johns (Kim), Jennifer McKinley (Jack) and Beatrice Kruger; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Amanda, Brandon, Matthew, Farren, Heather, Jimmy; and 14 step-grandchildren; siblings, Cindy Herndon, Philip Herndon...
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Patricia Marie Immig Droppleman

February 17, 1940 - July 1, 2014

Patricia Marie Immig Droppleman, age 74, passed peacefully July 1, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Pat is survived by her husband of 53 years, David Droppleman and four children, Alison Golub of Richmond, VA, Andrew Droppleman of Bumpass, VA, Terry Kostic of Lynn Haven, FL, and Tony Droppleman of Beaverdam, VA; two brothers, Bob and Edward Immig; and a sister, Eileen Drummer. Pat, a loving...
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Sadie Marie Wells

September 16, 1936 - June 30, 2014

Wells, Sadie Marie, 77, of Montpelier, went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lacy and Sallie Stanley and brothers Charles, Skip and Charlie. She is survived by her spouse James O. Wells, Sr.: sons, Jimmy Wells, Gary Wells and his wife Christi, Willie Butler and his wife Betty: daughters-Pattie Wells, Sharon Gammon and her husband Lee: grandchildren...
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Donald Lee Swearengin

March 19, 1948 - June 26, 2014

Swearengin, Donald Lee, 66, of Bumpass, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Donald proudly served in Vietnam in the U.S. Army 1st infantry Division (The Big Red 1). He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Nellie; two brothers, Eldridge and Leo; two sisters, Rebecca Carrol and Annis Workman. He is survived by two sons, Donald L. Swearengin, Jr. and Charles E. Swearengin; a daughter,...
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Jack Blosser

June 21, 1953 - June 26, 2014

Blosser, Jack, 61, of Beaverdam, passed away on June 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Lewis, Sr. and Josephine Savannah Blosser and his brother, Edward Lewis Blosser, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Diane Blosser; daughters, Corina Nuckols (Forrest "Ben") and Rhiannon Fountain; six grandchildren, Christopher Fagan, Mason Nuckols, Marissa Nuckols, Kaya Blosser,...
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Charlotte B. Wood

December 3, 1932 - June 25, 2014

Wood, Charlotte B., 81, of Glen Allen, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She was the daughter of Newton B. and Mary L. Wood and was preceded in death by her sister, Edna V. Wood. She is survived by her brother, Pete Wood of Glen Allen; nieces, Suzie Leadbetter of Montpelier and Barbara Pruden of Richmond; also, two great nephews, Drew and Chris. The family will receive friends on Tuesday,...
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Richard D. Ivey

February 2, 1929 - June 23, 2014

IVEY, Richard D., Sr., "Dick", 85, of Ashland, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Richard Ivey. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Lois S. Ivey; a son, Richard D. Ivey, Jr. "Rick" and his wife Joan; a daughter, Myra Weston and her husband Buddy, two grandchildren, Kristen Weston and Mark Ivey and his wife Ginny; and...
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Carol May Doolen

December 25, 1956 - June 16, 2014

Carol May Doolen, 57 of Glen Allen, VA left this world on Monday, June 16th after her battle with breast cancer came to an end. Her caring and generous nature touched many lives and leaves an immense void for those individuals that were closest to her. She was born on Christmas Day, 1956 in Hudson, NY. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Weed and mother, Norma (Ives) Weed. She lost...
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Lucy May Lane

January 31, 1937 - June 15, 2014

Lane, Lucy May, 77, of Chester, formally of Ashland, passed away on June 15, 2014. She was the widow of Jack Lane. She was preceded in death by her son, J.J. Lane; a grandson, Joshua J. Lane; and a great granddaughter, Brittany Williams. She is survived by her devoted son and best friend, Mickey Lane, a daughter, Debbe Reyes and son, Jacky Lane (April). She is also survived by her grandchildren,...
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David A. Price

July 7, 1946 - June 10, 2014

PRICE, David A., 67, of Ruther Glen, the widower of Doris Ann Price, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. He was preceded in death by a son, Stevie Price; and a step daughter, Kim Nealan. He is survived by two sons, Duane Price (Virginia) and David Price; a step daughter, Jackie Norwood; a brother, Stanley Price; three sisters, Fleda Hise, Melita Rader, and Alice Sutphin; grandchildren, Wilson...
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Wilma Jean Tate

July 27, 1954 - June 6, 2014

Tate, Wilma Jean, born on July 27, 1954, passed away on June 6, 2014. God has taken our Angel for His own. Wilma worked as a Professional Bail Bondsman for Fox Bonding Services with her family for several years. She is survived by her mother, Betty Grace Fox; and her father, Joseph Fox; her loving mate of 30 years, Dana Richards; daughter, Betye Jo Fox; her niece, Elizabeth Perkins; nephew, Joey...
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James Roderick Deale

September 19, 1940 - June 6, 2014

DEALE, James "Rod," 73, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter A. Deale; and brother, Arnold Deale. Rod owned Hanover Ford Tractor, where he enjoyed many hours of dedicated labor. During his leisure, he loved to fishing and spend time with his family, mainly his beloved grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. He leaves to cherish his memory...
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Stanley Brewer Funk

November 29, 1930 - June 3, 2014

FUNK, Stanley Brewer Jr., passed away on June 3, 2014. Born to Stanley and Florence Funk of Hancock, Md., he was preceded in death by his brother, James Funk. He graduated from Randolph Macon College in 1953. After serving in the U.S. Army during the time of the Korean Conflict, Stan returned to Ashland and started his long career in mortgage banking, real estate and appraisal business. He is...
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James Timothy Bailey

February 13, 1953 - June 1, 2014

Bailey, James "Tim", 61, of Ashland, passed away on June 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, James T. Bailey. He is survived by his mother, Agnes M. Bailey; daughter, Jillion Taylor Creasy (Steven); Brothers, Steve and David Bailey; grandchildren, Emerson and Reagan Creasy. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid Chapel,...
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B. Douglas Bruce

August 18, 1924 - June 1, 2014

BRUCE, Baynham Douglas, age 89, passed away June 1, 2014 at The Hermitage at Cedarfield in Richmond, Va. Doug was born August 18, 1924 on a family farm in Caroline County, Va. As a teenager he moved to the "Center of the Universe," Ashland, Va., where he graduated from Ashland High School. He was a proud member of the Corps of Cadets and graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute...
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Gloria M. Tribble

September 21, 1951 - May 31, 2014

Tribble, Gloria M., 63, of Caroline died May 31, 2014.She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Ruth Crowder. She is survived by her husband, K. Wayne Tribble; her beloved close friend, Roslyn Doreen Duce; her sister, Phyllis Akers; her nephew, Eddie Akers, his wife and children; her mother-in-law, Violet Tribble; brother-in-law, Steve Tribble, his wife Dody Tribble and their daughter...
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Charlie Harrison Murphy

January 8, 1936 - May 24, 2014

Murphy, Charlie, 78, of Ashland, passed away on May 24, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie L. Murphy; sister, Elnora Michaels; step-daughter, Donna Lambert; and his nephew, Michael Murphy. Services will be announced at a later date.
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Althea Lisk Austin

July 6, 1916 - May 24, 2014

AUSTIN, Althea Melvina Lisk, entered eternal rest May 24, 2014, after completing nearly 98 years on this earth with friends and family. She was born in Evergreen Long Island, N.Y. on July 6, 1916 and moved to Ashland, Va. with her husband, John W. "Jack" Austin in 1968 to enjoy retirement. Jack preceded her in death in 1970, and she chose to remain in Virginia with her adoptive family,...
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Glenda Waldrop Brooks

October 25, 1946 - May 24, 2014

BROOKS, Glenda Waldrop, born October 25, 1946, died May 24, 2014, age 67, the eldest child of Richard Glenn and Eloise Waldrop. Predeceased by her husband, Derward A. Brooks. She retired from Reynolds Aluminum Company and was a member of Hopeful Baptist Church. Glenda will be remembered as someone who loved to laugh and make others laugh and wanted everyone to have a good day. She treasured music...
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Matthew John Clarke

May 31, 1966 - May 23, 2014

CLARKE, Matthew, 47, of Montpelier, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 from injuries sustained from a car accident. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Clarke; three sons, Jackson, Chad and Zachary; parents, William and Patricia Clarke; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and Priscilla Floyd; siblings, Christopher, Kevin, Cathy and Jeff; three nephews, Michael, Ben and Alex; and great-nephew,...
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Gigi Andresen Brothers

February 21, 1956 - May 21, 2014

Brothers, Gigi A., 58, of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Jiji Andresen. She is survived by her children, Ari Brothers, Carter Brothers, and Beau Brothers; and their father, Benny Brothers. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Reed Square Foundation in Church Hill. In lieu of...
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Mark Joseph Licata

August 20, 1960 - May 18, 2014

Mark Joseph Licata left us-unexpectedly and much too soon-on Sunday, May 18. He was born, the middle boy of 6 children, on August 20, 1960, in Lockport, NY. After graduating from DeSales Catholic High School, he put himself through Carnegie Mellon University with an Undergraduate Degree in Chemistry and a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in polymers. "I just want to...
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Rosa Lee Dinsmore

November 13, 1945 - May 17, 2014

Rosa Lee Dinsmore, 68, passed away this day 17th of May 2014. Known to all family and friends as "Sue", was a loving, giving and self-sacrificing women whose only goal in life was to please others. Those of us left behind, her Son Dennis, her Daughter Sherri, her Grandchildren Rachel, Andrew, Paul and Dustin; along with her remaining 3 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews, will all...
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Tommie Mae Scrudder

December 16, 1946 - May 13, 2014

Scrudder, Tommie Mae, 67, of Bumpass, passed away on May 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy C. Scrudder. She is survived by her daughters, Stacey Harris (Brian) and Denise Scrudder; four grandchildren, Abigail, Naomi, Sarah, and Joshua Harris; three sisters, Elaine Israel of GA, Jackie Hammond of TN, Ann Frye of SC; one brother, Wayne Mitchell of TN; and a host of nieces,...
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Simon Monroe Johnson

February 1, 1955 - May 9, 2014

Monroe "Petie" Johnson, Jr. 59, of Richmond, died Friday, May 9, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father Monroe "Pete" Johnson, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Bernice W. Johnson and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He worked for a number of local Chrysler Dealerships and Ma & Pa's Diner on Williamsburg Road in Sandston, VA. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in...
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William Miles Lackey

December 30, 1929 - May 2, 2014

LACKEY, William Miles, of Mechanicsville, died Friday, May 2, 2014. He was born on December 30, 1929 in Conover, N.C., son of the late George Oscar and Cora Pope Lackey. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Robert Niles Lackey; and a grandson, Brian George. He married on May 21, 1949 in Hickory, N.C., to his loving wife, Gwendolyn S. Lackey. He is survived by his son, Stephen Randall...
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Harry L. Smith, Jr.

April 28, 1952 - February 20, 2014

Smith, Harry L., Jr., 61, of Ashland, VA, passed away on February 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry L. Smith, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Gladys; step-dad, Glenn Middlebrook; and brother, Barry Lee Smith. Harry was a self-employed handyman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coastguard and did four years of service. He was an avid swimmer, salutatorian of his high school...
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Timothy A. Toombs

December 11, 1959 - February 19, 2014

Toombs, Timothy A., 54, of Aylett, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. He is survived by his parents, Charles E. and Lorene D. Toombs; two brothers, Edward and Michael Toombs; also, several cousins and extended family. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA. Funeral services...
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James Lee Cornwell, Sr.

June 27, 1955 - June 9, 2013

Cornwell, James Lee "Jim", Sr., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 9, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Wanda Cornwell; five children, James Lee, Jr. and spouse Deanna, Raymond Patrick Cornwell, April Joy Cornwell, Stephanie Renee Hare and spouse Brian, and Carlton Lee Brock III; three grandchildren, Lily, Grace and Jayden; his...
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Anne B. Saunders

March 19, 1934 - Unknown

Saunders, Anne B., of Ashland, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Anne is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Sam Saunders; sons, Joseph Saunders and his wife Catherine, and John Saunders and his wife Crystal; four grandchildren, Victoria, Alexandra, Sam, and Elizabeth; and her brothers, John Barrett and William Barrett. Anne was a long time member of Saint...
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