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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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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

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Edith J. Sharpe

January 31, 1930 - June 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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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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