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Linda Diane O'Dell

January 27, 1955 - July 31, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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M. Conway Adams

March 22, 1926 - July 28, 2014

M. Conway Adams, 88, of Henrico, passed peacefully on July 28, 2014 with family by his side. Conway was born and raised in Hampton, VA. He was the son of the late Frank and Mary Adams and preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanne F. Adams. Mr. Adams served in the Navy during WWII and in the Army during the Korean War. Conway was in the Army Reserve for 20 years before retiring as a Major. He...
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Bobby Anderson Agee

July 5, 1934 - July 28, 2014

AGEE, Bobby, 80, of Varina, also known as "Tractor Man", passed away on July 28, 2014. Bobby was preceded in death by his son, Michael; and his parents, Ruby and Willie. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Steve (Ann), Gary (Nancy), Mark (Donna); grandchildren, Rachel (Creede), Melissa (Lewis), Matthew, Douglas, Andrew, Alex, Amanda; sisters, Shirley, Jenny; brothers, Jeff, Charles; as...
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Wilton Earl Journey

July 2, 1925 - July 28, 2014

Wilton "Earl" Journey, 89, of Shackleford, formerly of Richmond, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2014 at the home of his son. Earl was the son of the late, Lottie Virginia and Clarence Churchill Journey. He was raised in Oregon Hill. He proudly enjoyed telling tales of his youth there. He was a WWII Navy Veteran. Earl joins in Heaven, the love of his life and mother of his children, Katie...
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Thelma Barnett Alexander

August 20, 1915 - July 27, 2014

Thelma Barnett Alexander, 98, of Sandston, passed away July 27, 2014. Thelma was a member of Sandston Baptist Church and was a member of numerous clubs, including the American Legion Auxiliary, Sandston Founders Club, and Red Hat Society. She will be greatly missed for her wit, wisdom, and ever present smile. Thelma was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Tunstall, and survived by daughter,...
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Braxton Glen Vaughan

December 9, 1988 - July 26, 2014

Braxton Glen Vaughan, 25, of Hanover, formerly of King & Queen, left us suddenly to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ. Braxton lived life to the fullest with a carefree spirit and a giant sense of humor. He was a loving son, awesome brother, and best friend to many. Braxton was a well-known, talented, tattoo artist at Graffiti's Art Gallery. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandma,...
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Shirley Drumheller Glass

August 21, 1937 - July 26, 2014

Glass, Shirley Drumheller, 76, of Sandston, passed away July 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Hubbard Glass. Shirley was a former employee of C&P Telephone Company and a long-time member of Oak Hall Baptist Church. She enjoyed helping other through volunteer work. Shirley loved her family and was a devoted grandmother. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Marvin T...
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Kenneth Lee Hamilton

April 12, 1946 - July 26, 2014

Kenneth Lee Hamilton, Jr., 68, also known as "Big Ken" and "Honey" by his wife, passed away on July 26, 2014. Mr. Hamilton was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Hamilton and sister, Shirley Marie Hamilton. He was a member at Monument Heights Baptist Church. Kenneth was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He fell in love with the girl next door, the love of his life, and was married...
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Jane Deane Landers

September 5, 1933 - July 24, 2014

Jane Grant Brown Deane Landers passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on July 24th, 2014. Jane fought a long and courageous battle against lymphoma and other health issues. She had most recently been in hospice care at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, VA. She was 80 years old. Jane was the daughter of the late Reverend James Herbert Brown, Jr. and Margaret Mahood Brown. She was...
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William Waller Johns

January 3, 1939 - July 23, 2014

William (Billy) Johns, 75, passed away on, July 23, 2014. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Louann Johns; grandchildren, M.C. Yarlbourgh and Shawna Loftis; parents, Thomas and Velma Johns; sister, Josephine Keesee; and son-in-law, Coley Darrel. Billy worked as a skilled carpenter for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, yard sales, flea markets, and was an avid...
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Sherri Marie Drapeau Dyer

February 16, 1976 - July 21, 2014

Dyer, Sherri Marie, 38, of Quinton, passed away on July 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, J. Russell and Norma I. Drapeau of Springfield, MA and Albert and Therese LaRoche of Chicopee, MA. Sherri received her Associate's Degree from Blue Ridge Community College, and worked as a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Animal Eye Care of Richmond. She loved animals, the beach, had...
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Michael Raymond Bailey

April 10, 1992 - July 21, 2014

Michael Raymond Bailey Jr., 22, passed away on July 21, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Betsy Ann Bailey. Michael graduated from Varina High School in 2011, and shortly thereafter, started a dedicated and hardworking career in construction. He was a gifted artist who loved music,carving and drawing. His extra-curricular activities included fishing, caring for animals and playing...
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Wilmarth Everett Alexander

November 6, 1913 - July 18, 2014

ALEXANDER, Wilmarth Everett, fondly known as Alex, age 100, of Richmond, passed away July 18, 2014. He was born November 6, 1913 in Pawtucket, R.I. and moved to Sandston as a young child. He and his family were some of the first settlers in Sandston with a population of 400 people. There were only three stores. Fish, fruit and country produce were sold from wagons; there were morning and evening...
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Glen David Loving

April 9, 1949 - July 18, 2014

LOVING, Glen D., 65, of Highland Springs, passed away on, Friday, July 18, 2014. Glen is survived by his soul mate of thirty years, Brenda Perrin; sons, Mathew S. Loving, Glen W. Loving, Glen David Loving; daughter, Cheryl L. Loving; brothers, Gene and Alfred Loving; sister, Carrie Mae Long; and many other family members and friends. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July, 22 2014 from...
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Robert Guy Saunders

March 27, 1940 - July 16, 2014

SAUNDERS, Robert Guy Jr., 74, of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Thelma Saunders; twin sister, Constance; and two brothers, Rudy and Earl. Robert is survived by his daughter, Bridget Saunders; and son, Kenneth Saunders. Robert retired from Tarmac and was a member of the NRA. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 25,...
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Mary Emma Thompson Enroughty

July 23, 1920 - July 15, 2014

Enroughty, Mary Emma Thompson, 94, of Varina, passed away July 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Lewis Wellington "Duke" Enroughty and grandson, Matthew Lewis Browning. Mary Emma was a graduate of Longwood College and VCU. She was retired from teaching school for Henrico County. She is survived by four daughters, Judith Cook, Carol Browning (Robert), Linda...
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Marilyn E. Dean

February 16, 1953 - July 15, 2014

Marilyn E. Dean "Sue", 61, of New Kent, passed away at home surrounded by family on July 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Englehart. She is survived by her husband, Richard "Dickie" Dean of New Kent; two daughters, Julie Ricks of New Kent and Jennie Dessoffy of Florida; her daddy, William Englehart (Frances); two brothers, William Englehart Jr. (Janet) and James...
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Janet Bass Rosser

August 6, 1947 - July 14, 2014

Janet "Janie" Bass Rosser, 66, passed away on July 14, 2014. She's preceded in death by her parents, James and Ada Bass, and her sister Margaret Bass Henderson. Janie was a well-known staple in the community who worked for Kroger Supermarket for several years as a Drug GM Clerk, Senior Union Shop Steward, a longtime member of the Kroger Council, as well as a member of the Union Local 400, until...
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Harry Lee Tabor

July 30, 1939 - July 14, 2014

Harry Lee Tabor, 74, of Sandston passed away, in the early morning hours of July 14, 2014, from his battle with cancer. He was a man of many talents. He possessed a good humor, a keen mechanical mind, and enjoyed helping others. Awaiting him in heaven are his parents, Everett M. (Mack) Tabor and Nellie Boothe Tabor of Narrows, VA; his sister Brenda Morrison and her husband, Daniel Morrison. He is...
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Pamella Knick Spiers

February 14, 1960 - July 12, 2014

Pamella Knick Spiers, 54, of Gloucester, went home to be with her heavenly father after a long battle with MS on July 12, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie and Earl Knick. Mrs. Spiers is survived by her husband, Dave Spiers; brother, Earl Knick, Jr. (Vickie); sister, Theresa Underwood (Tony); best friend, Joyce Priddy; devoted caretakers and friends, Henry Guy and Robbe...
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Damaris Wright

June 5, 1960 - July 11, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Joyce Davis Stewart

September 3, 1936 - July 10, 2014

Joyce Davis Stewart, 77, of Varina passed away July 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Stewart, Sr. Mrs. Stewart was a retired employee of Nabisco and a true fan of NASCAR. She is survived by her son, Cliff Stewart (Bobbie); daughter, Rita Stewart; grandchildren, Christopher and Cheyenne; great-grandson, Riley; sisters, Agnes Snead (Gene) and Bonnie Gayle Elder (Bud); as...
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Michelle Gentry Boze

July 6, 1963 - July 9, 2014

Michelle Gentry Boze, 51, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She is predeceased by her parents Paul Mac Jr., and Vera Virginia Thomas Gentry. Michelle attended Highland Springs High School and graduated in 1981; shortly thereafter, worked as an Administrative Assistant for several prominent companies over the years. She enjoyed cooking, most importantly being a mother. She completely...
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Bernard Lawrence Hanvey

January 6, 1935 - July 8, 2014

Bernard Lawrence Hanvey, 79, of Henrico, passed away on July 8, 2014. He is survived by his wife Estelle Hanvey; son, Billy Hanvey; niece, Susan Walker; nephew, Dennis Ford; cousins, Corey Gillespie, Clint Gillespie, and Leigh Gillespie, Angie Ford Epps, Dennis Ford, Jr., and Raymond Ferrell (Shirley) and close friend, Betty Warner. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from...
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Florence Kornbluth

June 28, 1919 - July 7, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Florence Hudson Sparkman

October 4, 1923 - July 6, 2014

Florence Hudson Sparkman, 90, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Edwin Sparkman, Jr. Mrs. Sparkman was a member of Corinth United Methodist Church and Willis United Methodist Church and a former Worthy Matron of the Order of The Eastern Star. She is survived by her son, M.E. Eddie Sparkman (Mary); daughter, Denise Haden (Robert);...
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Gilbert Daniel Johnson

November 5, 1940 - July 6, 2014

JOHNSON, Gilbert Daniel Sr., 73, of Varina, formerly of Goochland County, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty- two years, Peggy Melton Johnson; son, Gilbert Daniel Johnson, Jr. (Sheila); daughter, Kristie Johnson Hooper; grandchildren, Ryan, Blaine, and Brette Hooper; step-grandchild; Chelsea Graham; step-great grandchild, Mackenzie Lee; brothers,...
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Gloria June Throckmorton Talley

June 4, 1927 - July 4, 2014

TALLEY, Gloria June Throckmorton, 87, passed away, July 4, 2014. She was the youngest child of six children, born to Charles and Virginia Throckmorton. She was preceded in death by her parents; former husband, James G. Talley; son-in-law, James E. Snead III; one sister; and four brothers. Gloria is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Talley Snead of Richmond, VA, Ginny Talley Meeks (Bill) of...
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Joyce Tiller Coker

November 23, 1931 - July 3, 2014

COKER, Joyce Tiller, 82, of Sandston, passed away on Thursday, July 03, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, G.C. Coker Jr.; son, Joseph C. Coker; and sister, Barbara T. Calhoun. Joyce is survived by her son, Steve Coker(Tracey); daughter-in-law, Gwen J. Coker; sister, Phyllis T. Miller; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday July 7,...
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Roberta Ann Carlton

October 11, 1920 - July 1, 2014

.CARLTON, Roberta Ann "Peggy", 93, of Varina, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Peggy is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, T. Weldon Carlton; sons, Charles Morris of Wildwood, FL, Richard Carlton (Maria) of Tappahannock, VA; grandchildren, Britt Morris of Richmond, ME, Sarah Morris of Seattle, WA, Jenny Leigh Kemp of Orangeburg, SC, Kristin Garces of Miami, FL, Aaron Palbicke of...
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Kathleen C. Yerby

August 23, 1929 - June 28, 2014

Kathleen C. Yerby "Peggy", 84, of Varina, formerly of Enon, went to be with the Lord, peacefully, on June 28, 2014 and was reunited with her husband, John Pratt Yerby, Sr. Peggy was a retired nurse with over 50 years of service. She is survived by her son, John Pratt Yerby, Jr.; daughter, Kathleen Yerby Gregory (Steve); grandchildren, Shawn Gregory, Marc Gregory, Monica Yerby, and Alex Halll;...
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Jean E. Jenkins

November 12, 1932 - June 27, 2014

Jean E. Jenkins, 81, of Deerfield Beach, FL went to be with The Lord on Friday, June 27, 2014. She is survived by her sons, Hayward Jr. and Robert (Sherri); daughters, Debbie and Judi; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and sisters, Juanita and Dorothy. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue,...
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Walter Thaddeus Uminski

September 3, 1927 - June 26, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Erma Foster Ferguson

October 12, 1929 - June 25, 2014

Ferguson, Erma Louise Foster, 84, of Henrico, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Erma was born on October, 12, 1929 in Farmville, VA. She married the love of her life, Bernard Ferguson, Jr., of Henrico, and was a selflessly devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Erma retired from Henrico County School System with 18 years of dedicated service. She...
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Kimberly Ann Boone

November 29, 1965 - June 25, 2014

BOONE, Kimberly Ann, 48, of Henrico, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She is preceded in death by her mother, Karen W. Miller. Kimberly is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Michael H. Boone; father, William Miller; brother; Timothy William; and many other family members and friends. Kimberly was a nurse for twenty plus years and a member of Landmark Baptist Church....
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George Michael Gumbleton

September 15, 1955 - June 24, 2014

George Michael Gumbleton, 58, of Sandston, passed away June 24, 2014. He was a driver for James River Transport. George loved God, hockey, and the UVA Cavaliers. He is survived by his wife, Susan Gumbleton; step-son, Calvin; step-daughter, Regina; grandson, Kadeum; three sisters, Terry, Gail, and Irene; and one brother, Raymond. The family will receive friends Friday, June 27 from 1:00-1:30pm at...
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Dorothy Louise Smotrys

August 25, 1924 - June 24, 2014

Smotrys, Dorothy Louise "Lou", of Henrico, VA., passed away June 24, 2014. She was born in Richmond, VA., daughter of the late William Ryland Heath and Clara Heath Silby. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore John Smotrys; and two daughters, Brenda Faye Reid and Gloria Jean Smotrys. Lou is survived by two sons, Wayne Lee Smotrys (Jo Ann) and Frank Edward "Smokey"...
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Laura Beverly Doyle

February 26, 1928 - June 21, 2014

Laura "Beverly" Wallace Doyle died on Saturday morning, June 21, 2014, in Richmond, VA. She was 86. She was born in Buchanan, MI to Paul Bartlett Wallace and Emily Gospill Cole Wallace on February 26, 1928. She graduated with an AA in Merchandising from Western Michigan U in Kalamazoo, MI. During the next 10 years, she held positions as Assistant Buyer, Reservationist for Capitol and Pan Am...
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Orita Ruth Uminski

January 15, 1933 - June 21, 2014

UMINSKI, Orita Ruth, 81, of Manakin-Sabot, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, after a short illness. She was the beloved wife of Walter T. Uminski; and loving mother to son, Alex; and daughters, Diann and Sandy, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Orita was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 215. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday,...
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Randolph Willson Barnett

April 5, 1923 - June 20, 2014

Randolph W. Barnett, of New Kent, VA, passed away, June 20, 2014. He was a Master Mason of Babcock Lodge, No. 322, in Highland Springs, VA, a Veteran of the United States Army, serving in WWII, and member of Emmaus Baptist Church, in new Kent, VA. Randy was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Barnett; and survived by his brother, Reginald E. Barnett; and two sisters, Florine B. Shulkin and...
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Margie Nadine Lilly

August 16, 1923 - June 20, 2014

LILLY, Margie Nadine, 90, of Fredericksburg, formerly of Beckley, WV, passed away on Friday June 20, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Odley Lilly; son, Larry Lilly; and five siblings. Margie is survived by her daughter, Belinda Horning (Bob Shirley); grandchildren, Cathy Martin, Jennifer Bell, Ashley Smyth, Aaron Lilly; great-grandchildren, Rachel Mullins, Quinton Bell, Miles Bell;...
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Audrey Stanley Palmateer

July 10, 1924 - June 19, 2014

Audrey Stanley Palmateer, of Highland Springs, went home to be with the Lord on June 19, 2014. Born July 10, 1924, Audrey is survived by her son, Larry P. Palmateer (Kitty); brother, James W. Stanley (Frances); grandson, Christopher J. Palmateer (Anne Marie); five great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Audrey was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Springs and loved...
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Glenwood Lee Bartlett

August 14, 1941 - June 18, 2014

Glenwood Lee Bartlett Sr., 72, passed away, suddenly, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. He's predeceased by his parents, Bryan Owen and Mary Louis Bartlett; four brothers; and two sisters. Glen was a proud graduate of Highland Springs High School, class of 59', and William and Mary University, with a degree in Real Estate. He was an extravagant self-taught guitar player, worked briefly as an...
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Melissa Anne Haislip

October 4, 1990 - June 18, 2014

Melissa Anne Haislip, 23, departed from us, suddenly, on June 18, 2014. She is preceeded in death by her grandparents, George and Helen Haislip; and her two cousins, Matthew and Andrew Haislip. Melissa was a good hearted, young woman who loved to spend time with her family, going to the beach, and tubing. She was particularly proud of her academic achievements. Melissa graduated from Longwood...
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Barbara Ann Keso Finley

November 7, 1931 - June 16, 2014

FINLEY, Barbara Keso, 82, of Richmond, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Elmer Finley; mother, Thelma Keso; father, Clarence E. Keso; and brother, Gordon Keso. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Pamela Finley Ridder (Robert), Sharon Finley Blazek (Joseph); grandchildren, Rachel and Joel Ridder; sister, Suzanne Keso Aveson (Robert); and...
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Virginia Lee Pressey

January 27, 1932 - June 10, 2014

Virginia Lee Pressey, 82, of Williamsburg passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014. She is survived by her two daughters, Dr. Virginia Banks (Richard) and Pearline Williams (Samuel); brother, George Wallace; son-in-law, Fred Hardin; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 16, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 4002 Ironbound Road,...
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John James Miller

March 4, 1950 - June 8, 2014

Miller, John, 64, of Varina, passed away on June 8, 2014. John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alberta Miller. He is survived by his wife, Debra Miller; son, David Miller (Bobbie); daughter, Tracy Miller; granddaughters, Sophia and Emilia; and many other family members and friends. John was a member of the National Rifle Association. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 17...
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Doris Clark Riles

July 10, 1928 - June 8, 2014

RILES, Doris Clark, 85, of Dunnsville, VA, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, Quinton B. and Leslie W. Clark; sister, Mary C. Schroeder; brothers, Quinton B. Clark Jr., and Edwin B. Clark. Doris is survived by her loving husband of sixty two years, Arthur "Russ" Riles Sr.; sons, Arthur "Rusty" Riles Jr. (Julie), Michael A. Riles (Susan), Richard D. Riles...
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Marion Kenneth Watson

December 23, 1923 - June 8, 2014

Marion Kenneth Watson Sr., 90, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014. He was a longtime resident of Sandston, Virginia. Marion was a member of Black Creek Baptist Church and worked at Henrico County as a Sewage and Water Plant Operator. After 30+ years of dedicated work, he retired and began to work for his son part-time at M.K. Watson Jr. Co., where he was a jack of all trades. There was never a...
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William Jennings Johnson

June 8, 1931 - June 4, 2014

JOHNSON, William "Bill", 82, of Highland Springs, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He is preceded in death by his infant son, Martin Lee Johnson. Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean Waid Johnson; son, William Johnson "Jay" (JoAnne); daughter, Jann Hennessy (Mike), grandchildren, Justin and Jared Johnson, Jason Vaughan, Kelly Hennessy; great grandchildren, Callie Johnson, Kylie...
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Paul V. Turner

September 18, 1940 - June 4, 2014

TURNER, Paul V., 73, of Richmond, passed away on June 4, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and four siblings. Paul was a free spirit, having never met a stranger. He enjoyed selling produce and taking special care of the elderly. Paul is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sharon Turner; sisters, Maybelle Spence and Betty Howard; brother, Douglas Turner; as well as many nieces,...
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Margaret Priddy Hairfield

March 16, 1926 - June 4, 2014

HAIRFIELD, Margaret P., 88, of Highland Springs, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Priddy; brother, Gray Priddy "Honey"; and husband, Eddie W. Hairfield. Margaret is survived by her children, Gwendolyn James (Frederick), Carolyn Toth, Karen Younkers "Susie" (Dave); brother, Raymond Priddy "Beanie"; grandchildren, Michelle and Tracey Toth,...
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Sandra Lee Thompson

June 6, 1945 - June 3, 2014

Sandra L. Thompson, 68, of Richmond passed away on June 3, 2014. She was the daughter of the late George and Tiny Thomas and was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert S. Thompson. Sandra is survived by her daughter, Teresa J. Vaseleck (Joe); son, Mack Jefferies (Cassie); grandchildren, M. Shane McGee, Mackenzie, Jerzie, and Lil' Mack Jefferies; aunt, Babe Olgers; beloved dog, Elvis; as well as...
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Luther Bryant Jones

June 3, 1934 - June 3, 2014

JONES, Luther Bryant Jr. " Junior", 80, of Henrico, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Junior is preceded in death by his parents, Maggie Garris Jones and Luther Bryant Jones Sr.; brothers, Russell, Buddy, Marvin, and Franklin Jones; sisters, Dottie Bell Ezzell, and Elizabeth Tippett. He is survived by his wife of thirty five years, M. Constance Jones "Conni"; daughters, Cynthia Marie Gibbs...
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Mary Merello Hicks

January 31, 1927 - June 1, 2014

Mary Merello Hicks, 87, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Alfred Lee Hicks. Mary enjoyed caring for her family and was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, William "Billy" Hicks (Cheryl); two grandchildren, Travis Hicks (Sara) and Kelly Felts (Nolan); four great-grandchildren, Connor Hicks,...
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Dudley Randolph Lanthrip

October 17, 1933 - May 31, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Charles Lee Martin

September 7, 1964 - May 31, 2014

Charles Lee Martin SR., 49, of Richmond, passed away on May 31, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and James Martin and his sister, Linda Shope. Charles had a love for NASCAR. His favorite driver was Tony Stewart. Charles is survived by his wife, Cynthia Martin; sons, Charles Martin JR. (Catherine) and Kyle Curtis Martin; daughter, Christina Forbes (Todd); grandchildren,...
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Pattie Diane Kidd

December 27, 1946 - May 30, 2014

Pattie Diane Kidd, 67, of Palataka, Florida, passed away on May 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Kidd. Mrs. Kidd was a retired school bus driver in St. Augustine, Florida. She is survived by her sons, Troy Kidd (Jennifer) and Lawrence Kidd; daughter, Arlene Kidd (Roy McKinney); 39 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Vick and Raymond Vick and sister,...
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Janice Lee Apperson-McDaniel

October 31, 1937 - May 30, 2014

Janice Lee Apperson-McDaniel, 76 of Sandston, passed away quietly on May 30, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents William and Mable Apperson, and daughter, Lorraine McDaniel-Underwood.Janice happily enjoyed caring for her family, and attending New Kent Baptist Church. Early on in life, she enjoyed singing, spending time with her family and "showing her many blessings" to all who knew...
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Rosemary Seward Armstrong

December 15, 1929 - May 29, 2014

Rosemary S. Armstrong, 84, of Sandston passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family on May 29, 2014. She was reunited with her loving husband of 60 years, Elwood Armstrong. She is survived by her son, Elwood Armstrong, Jr. and wife, Becky; daughters, Janice Peters, Christy Wood, Susan Ilch and husband, Gary, and Laurie Armstrong; grandchildren, Hillary Armstrong, Robert Armstrong, Tyler...
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David Albert Daniel

February 24, 1946 - May 29, 2014

David Albert Daniel went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2014. His parents, Katie Smith Daniel and Paul Pearson Daniel, went before him. They had strong family ties to Apex, Durham, and Raleigh, North Carolina. David retired from Henrico Division of Fire where he was a Master Firefighter for 25 years. As a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, he knew and loved the Lord. David grew up with a...
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Jimmie Cleveland Nowell

February 5, 1937 - May 27, 2014

Jimmie C. Nowell, JR "JC" age 77 passed away on May 27, 2014. JC was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Shirley E. Nowell. He is survived by five children, Danny Nowell (Cathy), Debra Boykin (Mark), Doug Nowell, Pat Nowell and Ronnie Nowell (Milinda). Daughter in Law Melissa Nowell. Four grandchildren, Jason Boykin, Katie Conklin (Jason), Josh and Cody Nowell. One great grandson...
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Thomas Edward Gillie

January 30, 1929 - May 26, 2014

Thomas Edward Gillie, Sr., died on May 26, 2014, at the age of 85. Mr. Gillie was born at home in Highland Springs, Virginia on January 30, 1929, to the late William Drury Gillie, Sr. and Lucy Shultz Gillie. After growing up farming, during the Depression, then carpentering with his grandfather, Thomas Daniel Gillie, and working as a brakeman for the RF&P Railroad, he made his career in the...
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Claudette Lippard Fussell

September 1, 1935 - May 24, 2014

Fussell, Claudette Lippard, 78, passed away in the presence of her loving family on May 24, 2014. She is predeceased by her parents, Claude and Pauline Lippard; grandson, Alexander Fussell; and uncle; Joe Lippard. Claudette retired from CLF, formally Emery Worldwide, after many years of dedicated service. During her retirement, Claudette traveled the world. She visited Egypt, Hawaii, and several...
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Michael Lance Cridlin

October 9, 1963 - May 24, 2014

CRIDLIN, Michael Lance, 50, of New Kent, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Michael is survived by his wife of 25 years, Tina Cridlin; son, Jacob Cridlin; brothers, Kip, Buck, and Ken Cridlin; sisters, Cindy Massengale, Pam Marshall; and pets Bonnie and Clyde. Michael worked as an electrician for 11 years for Bulheller Electrical Company. Michael was a caring and loving husband and father and...
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Lois Gertrude Sprouse

June 2, 1928 - May 23, 2014

SPROUSE, Lois G., 85, of Henrico, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carrington E. Sprouse; children, Tina Marsh, Infant Timothy; granddaughters, Pam, Joy; and grandson, Paul. Lois is survived by her daughters, Priscilla Moore (Paul), Cindy Marshall (Marvin), Nancy Maxey; son, Don Sprouse (Sharon), brother, Noel Sears (Barbara); 16 grandchildren;...
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Joan E. Ragland

September 30, 1928 - May 21, 2014

RAGLAND, Joan E. "Lyn", 85, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, William E. Ragland. Mrs. Ragland is survived by her children, Robert Ragland "Bob", Rhonda Gehrke (Jack), Roslyn Bottenfield (Wayne); grandchildren, Sarah, Heather; and great-grandson, August. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. at...
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Ruby Pearl Clarke

January 19, 1930 - May 20, 2014

Ruby Pearl Clarke, went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Fanny Morris; brother, James Denny Morris "Bubba"; her loving husband of 47 years, William Ross Clarke "Bill"; and a loving grandson, Jacob Aaron Clarke. Ruby is survived by her children, Otis Clarke (Wanda), June Clarke, Patricia Eberhard (Arthur), and Randy Clarke (Judy); four...
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John D. Wilkins

October 13, 1937 - May 18, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Helen Kay Richardson

May 19, 1929 - May 18, 2014

Helen Christine Kay Richardson passed away, May 18, 2014, after a long illness. Helen was born in Richmond, Virginia on May 19, 1929. She was a graduate of Radford College and worked for the Virginia Department of Taxation for over 20 years. A longtime member of Westover Baptist Church, Helen was most recently a member of Bon Air Baptist Church, where she was a devoted member of the choir. She...
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John Dave Wilkins

October 13, 1937 - May 18, 2014

WILKINS, John, aged 76, passed away on May 18, 2014. John spent his last days surrounded by the loving presence of his family and friends. His son, David, preceded him in death. John is survived by his dear wife of 51 years, Nancy Haller Wilkins; his sisters Bernice Edwards, Louise Rampone and Beulah Williams; his brothers James, Thomas and Joe; his niece Betty Jean Wilkins, nephew Travis Wilkins...
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Shirley McCauley Palmer

August 21, 1931 - May 17, 2014

Shirley McCauley Palmer, 82, passed away in the presence of her loving family Saturday, May 17, 2014. Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Palmer and mother, Louis Sandford. She was a bookkeeper for many years at several prominent companies before retiring. Shirley cherished family gatherings with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, beach vacations, and her extended family...
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Henry Moore Rose

November 12, 1935 - May 15, 2014

Henry "Hank" M. Rose, 78, of Sandston, passed away on May 15, 2014. Born on November 12, 1935, in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Eleanor and Edward Rose, Hank moved to Virginia at age 4. He grew up in Sandston where he met Eleanor Winn, his high school sweetheart and wife of 56 years. He attended Sandston Elementary, Highland Springs High School, VMI and RPI. He served 6 years in the Army...
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Kenneth Montague Miller

December 9, 1930 - May 15, 2014

MILLER, Kenneth M. Jr., 83, of Sandston, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ruby T. Miller. Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Diane Ruff and husband, Duane; grandson, Donnie Holmes and wife, Julie; two granddaughters, Amber Harper and husband, Bart, Brandi Nolte and husband, Isaac; and great-grandson, Samuel Harper. The family would like to...
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Delores M. Jessee

November 12, 1940 - May 14, 2014

Delores M. Jessee, 73, of Sandston, went to be with her Lord Jesus, May 14, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harding Jessee and her son, Ricky Jessee. She is survived by her sons; Bobby Jessee (Annie) and Herbert Jessee; daughter, Shamaine Jessee and grandchildren, Michael, Taylor, and Shyanne. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8...
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Reginald Heber Nelson

July 15, 1930 - May 13, 2014

Reginald Heber Nelson IV "Reggie", 83, of Varina, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2014. He was the son of the late Evelyn Victoria and Reginald Nelson. Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his grandson, George William Humphrey. He was a grain and cattle farmer and a member of Laurel Hill United Methodist Church. Reggie was involved in service and leadership in numerous civic and farm...
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Kenneth Vernon Kandle

September 27, 1930 - May 13, 2014

Kenneth V. Kandle, Jr., 83, of Varina, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2014. He was a deacon and faithful member of Hardy Central Baptist Church. Ken was proud of his service in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Hornet. He was a Master Mason in good standing at Thomas N. Davis Lodge #351. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Agnes Dowdy-Kandle; sons, Paul and David Kandle; daughters, Jayne...
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Joyce Bosher Powell

November 25, 1928 - May 12, 2014

Powell, Joyce Bosher, 85, of Richmond, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Monday, May 12, 2014. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Powell, Jr.; daughter, Alicia Gayle Powell; mother and stepfather, Mollie A. and Alvin Lynch, Sr.; and father, Robert Bosher; and two brothers, Robert and Bernard Bosher. She was a member of Laurel Hill United Methodist Church and was a retired...
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Helen O. Black

August 14, 1922 - May 11, 2014

Black, Helen Elizabeth Orange, 91, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Helen was the daughter of the late Anne Elizabeth (Graves) and Percy Jeter Orange, of Holdcroft, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, William Randolph Black. Her cherished memory as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother will live on in the hearts of her...
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Evelyn Courtney Cheek

March 31, 1932 - May 7, 2014

Evelyn Courtney Cheek, 82, of Varina, passed away May 7, 2014. Evelyn is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Edward V. Cheek; sons, Edward L. Cheek and his wife, Rita F. Cheek, William S. Cheek; daughter, Mary C. Markey and her husband, James R. Markey; three grandchildren, Edward N. Cheek, Stephen J. Markey, and Jennifer L. Markey; three great-grandchildren, Kayden H. Cheek, Gage C....
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Jordyn Sky Cotman

April 30, 2014 - May 6, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Arlena Barlow Butts

March 29, 1932 - May 6, 2014

BUTTS, Arlena Barlow, 82, of Henrico, passed away on Tuesday May 6, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Butts. Arlena is survived by her sons, Roscoe and William Butts; sisters, Lillie Parnell (Eugene), Ethel Turberville, Betty Haynes (Robert); and one brother, Roy Barlow (Betty); five grandchildren; and one great grandchild. The family will receive friends on Friday May, 16,...
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Frank Knight Harris

August 3, 1925 - May 3, 2014

HARRIS, Frank Knight, 88, of Morgantown, WV, formally of Varina, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 3, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wingie H. and Ruby S. Harris; brothers, David Woodson Harris and William Philip Harris. Frank is survived by his brother, J. Hunter Harris (Ruth); niece, Nancy Kulp of California; nephews, William P. Harris Jr. of California, John Edward...
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Shirley Sue Webb

September 27, 1935 - May 3, 2014

Shirley Sue Webb, 78, a longtime resident of Varina, VA, entered her Heavenly Home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, May 3, 2014. She is predeceased by her parents Brice and Oral Childers; siblings, Vaughn Childers, Theda Webb, Thelma Robinson, Larry Childers; and grandson, Chase Bell. Shirley graduated from Pikeville College, in Kentucky, and taught for Hellier High School, in...
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Chester Gilbert Fitrer

December 4, 1924 - May 1, 2014

Fitrer, Chester Gilbert, 89, of New Kent, passed away May 1, 2014. He is survived by his wife Ursula Fitrer; son, Dr. Harold Fitrer and his wife Janet; two grandchildren, Matthew and Laura Fitrer; two sisters, Barbara Overly and Grace Madrio. Chester was a veteran in two wars. The family will receive friends, Sunday, May 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S Laburnum Ave,...
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George William Shumaker

June 10, 1936 - April 30, 2014

On this day of April 30, 2014, the choirs of heaven made a joyful noise at 3:30 a.m. as George W. Shumaker, known as Pop, was welcomed into his Heavenly Father's arms. His sweetie pie, Carolyn, and George are now swinging on the pearly gates of Heaven, along with their great grandson, Kevin James. George loved sitting on his front porch and waving to all his neighbors as they drove by. He loved...
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Roy Jay Bordner

October 10, 1947 - April 28, 2014

Roy Jay Bordner Sr., 66, passed away in the presence of his loving family on Monday, April 28, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Audrey Bordner and one sister Betty Bourne. Roy worked for Aarrow Transmission as a dedicated mechanic for several years, and retired proudly as a sales manager. He loved spending time with his family and watching Nascar. He will be sorely missed....
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James Broaddus Norment

April 1, 1951 - April 27, 2014

Norment, James Broaddus Jr., age 63, went to be with his Heavenly Father on April 27, 2014. Jim is survived by his true love, Celia McKimmey; children, James Broaddus Norment III, Luke Andrew Kathol, Laura Kathol, Leticia Kathol Bergin; brother, Steven Andrews Norment; sister, Nancy Norment Harris; grandchildren, Gavin James Norment, Luke Andrew Kathol Jr., Christopher James Kathol, Jenna Todd,...
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Nancy Elizabeth Peterson Parker

November 12, 1932 - April 21, 2014

Nancy Elizabeth Peterson Parker, 81, of Richmond, passed peacefully in the arms of her family on April 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Inez and Arne Peterson; sister, Anita Peterson; and aunt, Marguerite Jackson. Ms. Parker retired from the Federal Reserve Bank after 31 years of service. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, going...
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Christopher Scott Messer

March 1, 1965 - April 21, 2014

Messer, Christopher Scott "Chris", 49, of Springfield, Virginia, formerly of Richmond, Virginia, left our earth on Monday, April 21, 2014. His father, George A. "Andy" Messer preceded him in death in 2012. He is survived by his loving and devoted mother, Joan S. Messer; and two brothers, Guy Messer (Alicia) and Jason Messer (Andrea), all of the Atlanta, GA area; as well as a host of aunts, uncles...
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Branch Wallace Proffitt, Jr.

May 12, 1926 - April 18, 2014

Branch Wallace Proffitt Jr., 87, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014. He is preceded in death by his wife Doris Purcell Proffitt, and Brothers Herbert, James, George, and Henry Proffitt. Branch was a life time resident of Richmond Virginia. Branch was a member of Harvest Baptist Church, a WWII Army Veteran who received 2 Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, a Presidential Citation and Good Conduct...
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Gladys G. Sweeney

March 24, 1919 - April 16, 2014

Gladys G. Sweeney, 95, of Mechanicsville, formerly of Providence Forge, went to be with her Lord on April 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer Sweeney, Sr. She was a devoted member of Glendale Community Bible Church. Mrs. Sweeney is survived by her sons, Larry Sweeney (Barbara), Kenneth Sweeney (Hope), Dennis Sweeney (Volenia), Roger Sweeney (Carolyn), Palmer Sweeney Jr. ...
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Frank Lewis Chiott, Jr.

August 18, 1941 - March 19, 2014

Chiott, Frank Lewis, Jr. 72, of Mechanicsville passed away March 19th, 2014. He is survived by his Life Partner, Madeline Byrd; son, Jeffrey W. Chiott (Nikkie); daughter, Karen C. Peebles (Chris); five grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren; one sister, Pamela C. Lyons (Doug), of Denver Colorado. Frank was retired from Dominion Virginia Power. A funeral service will be conducted Monday,...
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Robert Lewis Hendricks

December 27, 1950 - March 3, 2014

Robert Lewis Hendricks "Bob", 63, of Sandston, lost his battle with cancer on March 3, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Hendricks and Betty Farley; sister, Donna Hendricks and beloved dog and sidekick, BJ. He leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Faith Hendricks; sons, Robert, Jr. (Lori), Matthew (Ann), daughter, Charlotte Embrey (Tim); six precious grandsons, Harrison,...
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Joyce Martin Wagner

February 24, 1935 - December 12, 2013

WAGNER, Joyce Martin, 78, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Leonard (Butch) Wagner; daughters, Wanda Lee Cosley (J.T.), Teresa Gail Armato (Tony), and Cynthia Ellen Grant (Kenny); grandsons, Ian Lee Cosley and Eric Leonard Cosley (Melinda); step-grandchildren, Kenneth Ryan Grant and Brittany Lynn Grant; sister-in-law, Frances...
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Helen Dailey Harton

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Harton, Helen Dailey, 91, of Henrico, VA and formerly of Marietta, Ohio, departed this life on June 26, 2014. Her husband, William Durward Harton, preceded her in death in 1997. Helen is survived by one daughter, Janet Waterman, Henrico, VA, and three sons, Tom Harton of Henrico VA, Dan Harton, Choctaw, OK, and Stuart Harton, Conroe, TX, and five grandchildren, Paige Bearden, Megan Harton,...
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Mary McDonald Brittain

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Dr. Mary McDonald Brittain, 83, of Toano, VA, passed away on April 25, 2014.She was born in Sheffield, AL, on April 19, 1931, and was adopted by Mark and Nelle McDonald. Dr. Brittain graduated from Sacred Heart in Atlanta, GA. She earned an A.B. from Agnes Scott College, an M.A. from Emory University, and Ph.D. from the University of Miami. While enrolled at Emory University, she met the love of...
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Betty Marguieite Spence

October 21, 1923 - Unknown

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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