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Charles Kimberly White

April 21, 1958 - September 19, 2016

Charles K. (Chuck) White, 58, of Highland Springs, VA, passed away at home on September 19, 2016. Chuck was a retired business owner, and a life member of Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad. He enjoyed the river at Colonial Beach for many years, and also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Chuck is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carolyn Childress White; and his beloved pets, Peppa and...
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Helen Erna Pierce

March 7, 1929 - September 18, 2016

PIERCE, Helen Erna, 87, of Varina, took a walk with our Lord on September 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Phyllis A. Marcial. Survived by her sons, Robert (Judy) and Bruce (Kay) Harris; siblings Conrad R. Weirup, Peg Deffenbaugh, Richard E. Weirup, Linda W. Fulcher (William), and Patricia A. Swinson. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6:00 to...
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James Andrew Barlow

June 24, 1967 - September 17, 2016

BARLOW, James Andrew, 49, of Sandston, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ due to an automobile accident on September 17, 2016.He is survived by his parents, Louis W. and Rochelle P. Barlow; three children, Andrew Lee Barlow (Melissa), Ashley Ann Barlow, and Anothony Joseph Barlow; threegrandchildren, Genevieve Marie Chandler, Zayne Andrew Barlow, and Adyn Mikeal Bryant; and one...
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Kathleen May Brown Lampkin

June 20, 1940 - September 17, 2016

Kathleen May Brown Lampkin, 76, of Chester, left this world for her heavenly destination on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Mrs. Lampkin was born on June 20, 1940 in Salina, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Escha Brown of Salina, Kansas; brothers, Chuck, Vernon, Ralph and Buck; sisters, Mary Jane Scheurle, Catherine Buschke and Leila Benson; and her much beloved daughter,...
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Catesby Russell Hodges,

December 3, 1948 - September 17, 2016

HODGES, Catesby "Russell", Jr., 67, of Varina, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 17, 2016. He was a retired Master Electrician from Anheuser Busch, and a member of Apostolic Christian Church. Russell enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid outdoor sportsman. He was also the captain of the Varina baseball, basketball, and football teams. He was preceded in...
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Lois Sue Born

November 11, 1943 - September 17, 2016

Lois Sue Born, 72, of Highland Springs, passed away September 17, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Genevieve Mouser; and sister, Betty Fortney. Sue is survived by her husband, Rex D. Born, of 52 years; son, David Born (Brenda) of Chester Gap; daughter, Krystal Brue (Shawn); and grandchildren, Abby, Kaylee and Matthew, all of Cache, Okla.; she is also survived by her...
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Shuler Henry Jackson,

November 6, 1945 - September 15, 2016

JACKSON, Shuler Henry, Jr., 70, of Sandston, went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2016, after a courageous 15 year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Paul; daughters, Barbara, Charlotte, and Joyce; sisters, Juanita and Ronnie Fowler; angel brothers, Eli, Chris, Dan, and Keith; 10 grandchildren; one niece, Stephanie; nephews, Travis and Hal; and a number of cousins....
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Marie Annette Callahan Townsend

July 22, 1951 - September 13, 2016

Marie Annette Callahan Townsend went to be with Jesus on September 13, 2016. Marie was born on July 22, 1951 in Richmond, Virginia. She is survived by her mother, Nettie Callahan; sister, Sharon Callahan Connor; brother-in-law, Tom Connor; aunts, Eunice Jackson, Alta Mae Bruce, Frances Callahan and Helen Ashworth; many cousins and friends; special friends, Bonnie Tinsley and Mark Floyd; and her...
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W. Seddon Canfield,

March 18, 1922 - September 13, 2016

CANFIELD, William Seddon, Sr., 94, of Henrico, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. He was a lifetime member of Four Mile Creek Baptist Church, a 50-year member of Babcock Masonic Lodge 322, a lifetime member of ACCA Shrine Legion of Honor and a member of Varina Ruritan Club. Seddon was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years, Madge Lampkin Canfield. Left to cherish his memory are...
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Ruth Messer Greene

July 18, 1941 - September 12, 2016

Ruth Messer Greene, 75, of Varina, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016. She was retired from the YWCA, where she worked as an accountant. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Green; and mother, Alma Corrie Messer. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Michael E. Green (Evelyn), Debra L. Meece (Douglas), Susan A. Keyes (Gene) and Kelley W. Randall; grandchildren, Leon and...
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Sibyl Potter Smith

March 4, 1930 - September 12, 2016

Sibyl Potter Smith, 86, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016. She was a homemaker and a member of McAllister Memorial Church, Covington VA. Sibyl is preceded in death by her husband, George William Smith; parents, Stokes William and Amanda Bennington Potter; and ten siblings. She is survived by her children, Marty (Diane), Jonny (Priscilla), Deana, and David; eight grandchildren; ten great...
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Marion Waverly Payne

September 30, 1934 - September 11, 2016

Marion Waverly Payne, Jr. departed this earthly life September 11, 2016 for his heavenly home. He was born in Lynchburg General Hospital September 30, 1934. His early childhood was spent in Gladstone, VA and he attended elementary school there and graduated from Appomattox High School, Appomattox, VA in 1952. He was employed by the C & O Railroad in 1955 and was drafted into the Army in 1957...
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Frank Hoehl Menefee,

September 9, 1947 - September 10, 2016

Frank Hoehl Menefee, Jr.,69, of Henrico, passed away September 10, 2016. He enjoyed the Seattle Seahawks, Virginia Tech football, and fishing; but above all he loved his grandkids. Frank always had a smile on his face, and never met anyone that didn't like him. He was preceded in death by his dear grandparents, and his father, Frank H. Menefee, Sr. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years,...
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Joyce Madison Fry

November 28, 1937 - September 8, 2016

Joyce M. Fry, 78, of Highland Springs, passed away on September 8th, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Holiday Fry, and is survived by her children, Ron and Alan Fry. A graveside service will be held at Washington Memorial Park on Tuesday, September 13th at 1 PM. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.nelsenrichmond.com.
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Shirley B. Weaver

October 4, 1937 - September 8, 2016

Shirley B. Weaver, 78, passed away Thursday, September 08, 2016. She was a telephone operator and a member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Burdette Sr.; husband, Curtis M. Weaver Sr.; and son Curtis M. Weaver Jr., by one month. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Weaver Wiltshire and son in law John Wiltshire; and...
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Betty Foster Rock

July 29, 1949 - September 4, 2016

ROCK, Betty Foster, 67, of Varina, passed away September 4, 2016. She retired from E.I. Dupont and was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Betty enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening, and was a member of the Varina Junior Woman's Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Charlotte Foster; and her beloved husband of 46 years, Ronald Rock. She is survived by her daughter,...
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Anne Elizabeth Dickerson

November 10, 1927 - September 1, 2016

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

September 29, 1928 - August 31, 2016

87, of Mechanicsville, died August 31, 2016. She was born September 29, 1928 in Finleyville, Pa., daughter of the late Harry and Madeline (Domblisky) Mayer. She married James T. Yunkun Sr. on April 2, 1952, who died April 28, 1987. She is survived by four children, James T. Yunkun Jr. (Ruth), John Yunkun, Kenneth Yunkun and Anne Sorensen (Chris); five grandchildren, Sara Yunkun Harper, J.T....
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Barbara Shinn Beazley

December 8, 1937 - August 31, 2016

Barbara Shinn Beazley, 78, of Varina, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016. She was a member of Ft. Lee Baptist Church where she was actively involved in WMU, and also a member of the American Legion auxiliary. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Walter M. Beazley; parents, Lucille and Sherman Shinn; and brother, Johnnie Shinn. She is survived by her children, Debbie Christopher (Joe),...
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Judith Rhome Delbridge

November 7, 1938 - August 30, 2016

Judith Rhome Delbridge, of Varina, passed away on August 30, 2016. She was retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Judith was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Delbridge; father, Franklin Earl Rhome; and mother, Kathleen Buck Rhome. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Brenda Delbridge Edson (Sam) and Kenneth Ray Delbridge (Laura); grandchildren, Emily, Hunter, Ryan,...
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William Scott Combs

November 21, 1968 - August 29, 2016

COMBS, William "Scott", 47, of Sandston, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016. Scott was an avid hunter, a member of the NRA, and a member of the Conservation Park/Izzak Walton Park, Inc. He was preceded in death by his father, Horace R. Combs; and sister Deborah Vann. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Evelyn G. Combs; brother, Curtis W. Combs Sr.; lifelong friend, Fred...
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Thomas Earl Stokes,

July 23, 1930 - August 29, 2016

Thomas Earl Stokes Sr., 86, of Highland Springs, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016. He served in the United States Army, and was a supervisor at Union Envelope Company. Tom was also a member of VA Folk Music Association, and was a State Champion Dobro player in 1966. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jean Sheets Stokes. Tom is survived by his children, Thomas Stokes Jr., (Nancy), Debra Lynn...
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Barbara Kindy

April 21, 1943 - August 28, 2016

KINDY, Barbara May, 73, of Henrico, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Barbara was a life member of Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad, where she served as a paramedic. She was also a member of Laurel Hill United Methodist Church, where she volunteered much of her time with knitting and quilting. Barbara was also a graduate of the Master Gardening Program. She was preceded in death by her...
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Ernst Wieland

February 28, 1918 - August 27, 2016

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

May 27, 1936 - August 24, 2016

JENKINS, William Russell, Sr., 80, passed away suddenly after a tragic accident. He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Hope and Billy; four grandchildren, one on the way, three brothers and two sisters and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home on Laburnum at 12 p.m., on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. A reception will follow at Pioneer Baptist...
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Tracey Michelle Jordan-Fotias

April 11, 1970 - August 23, 2016

Our hearts are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our angel Mrs. Tracey Michelle Jordan-Fotias, of Henrico, VA who God took home on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.Tracey was born on April 11, 1970 in the Bronx, New York to William Boyd and Lorraine Prince. Shortly after, she was adopted by Carlston Jordan and Lorraine Prince-Jordan. In 2008, Tracey was happily married to Mathew Fotias and was...
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Patsy D. VanSickle

October 22, 1939 - August 18, 2016

Patsy DeWitt VanSickle, 76, of New Kent, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. She was a housewife, and a member of Prospect United Methodist Church. Patsy graduated from La Grange Senior High School in Lake Charles Louisiana and took many classes at Reynolds and Rappahannock Community Colleges. She was a member of the American Sewing Guild, and enjoyed all phases of sewing. She also enjoyed...
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Joyce A. Belton

November 3, 1930 - August 14, 2016

Joyce A. Belton, 85, passed away August 14, 2016, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard M. Anderson and Mamie S. Anderson; husband, H. Lloyd Belton; son, Randall M. Belton; and sister, Anne "Piggie" Cornett. She is survived by her children, Linda B. Jenkins (Russell), H. Lloyd Belton Jr. (Naomi), Robert W. Belton, Joyce Anne Irvin (Crawford) and James L. Belton ...
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Edward P. Snyder

May 1, 1944 - August 14, 2016

72, of Henrico, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016. Eddie was a devoted worker for 50 years for IUOE and retired from W.O. Grubb, where he was a crane operator. He was a member of East End Assembly of God. Eddie served as an E-4 in the Navy during the Vietnam War where he was a Medic, loved gardening, UVA athletics, and enjoyed a good political debate. Eddie is preceded in death by his parents,...
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Lonna C. Garati

November 28, 1948 - August 14, 2016

Lonna C. Garati, 67, of Sandston, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Elizabeth Cobb, and niece, Sarah Pheffer. Lonna is survived by her daughters, Melody Regensburg (Chris), and Melissa Roberts; granddaughter, Taylor Webb (Paul); great granddaughter, Blakely; siblings, Donna Palmer, and Thomas Cobb (Joan); her beloved cats, Annie and Mariah,...
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William C. Phillips

March 3, 1947 - August 13, 2016

PHILLIPS, William C., 69, of Richmond, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016. He was a retired truck driver and served as a PFC in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. William was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Marie Phillips; mother, Floris Casey; father, James Casey; brothers, James Casey and Gary Casey; and sister, Diane Cramer. Left to cherish his memory are his son, James...
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Geneva Belle Pike

June 13, 1938 - August 11, 2016

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

May 27, 1933 - August 11, 2016

WAJCIECHOWSKI, Adam Joseph, 83, of Henrico, passed away August 11, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Wajciechowski; children, John Wajciechowski (Lorrie), Amy Seal (Brian), James Wajciechowski (Jenny), Charles Wajciechowski (Heidi), and Anita Broaddus (David); 11 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and siblings, Agnes Croswell, and Albert Wajciechowski (Gloria). Visitation will be...
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Ruby Lee Bates Dickerson

July 3, 1935 - August 10, 2016

DICKERSON, Ruby Bates, 81, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2016, at her home surrounded by family, friends and her kitties. She was predeceased by her father, Frank B. Bates; her mother, Ruby Durrette Bates; her husband of 60 years, Ronald B. Dickerson; and her friend, Betty Ann Edwards of Mechanicsville, Va. She is survived by her daughter, Tamera; Roy, Michael; and her lifelong best friend...
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Curtis M. Weaver,

October 10, 1963 - August 9, 2016

Curtis Milton "Bubba" Weaver, Jr., 52 of Richmond, passed away suddenly on August 9, 2016. He was a member of the Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church. Curtis was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Milton Weaver Sr. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Weaver; wife, Brenda Hensley; sister, Mary Weaver Wiltshire (John); stepchildren, Michael, David and Heather; and niece, Katelyn Nicole...
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Jefferson D. Smith

August 29, 1925 - August 7, 2016

SMITH, Jr., Jefferson D. "Jeff", 90, of Richmond, passed away August 7, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jefferson D. Smith, Sr. and Helen Hedgepeth Smith. He is survived by his devoted wife, Helen Sederstrom Smith; children, Jeff Smith III (Brenda), Pamela Smith, Kimberley McLean (Bill), and Lynnleigh Maloney (Michael); grandchildren, Megan Smith, Jeff Smith IV (Maggie), Lindsey...
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Charles F. T. Wacker

May 6, 1927 - August 7, 2016

WACKER, Charles F. T., 89, of Highland Springs, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016. Charles was a Coast Guard veteran and retired master electrician. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Janet M. Wacker. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Janice W. Felker (Rick); son, Mark Wacker (Rosanne Minerva); grandchildren, Rich Felker, Steven Felker and Johanna Wacker; four great...
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Anna Robertson Gordon

June 21, 1935 - August 6, 2016

81, of Mechanicsville, passed peacefully August 6, 2016, with her family by her side. Anna is survived by her brother, Walter D. Robertson (Carol); sons, Herbert W. (Betty) and Garry L. (Elaine De Jovin); grandsons, Travis (Brandy) and Jeremy (Theresa); great-grandchildren, Tristan, Kyla, Cora and Seth; and loyal companion, "Delix." She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert W. Gordon;...
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Gene Edward Mickles

May 29, 1934 - August 5, 2016

Gene Edward Mickles, Sr., 82, of Mechanicsville, passed away on August 5, 2016. He was retired from Philip Morris. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nancy Davies Mickles; sons, Gene Edward Mickles Jr. (Peggy) and Jimmy Ray Mickles; stepdaughter, Michelle Clay Finney; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, sisters, Beulah Collier and Ruth Kilgore of Norton, Va., Louise Witt (Jerry)...
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Elizabeth Flournoy Hamner

June 1, 1943 - August 4, 2016

HAMNER, Elizabeth Flournoy, of Richmond, born June 1, 1943, passed away August 2, 2016. She was preceded in death by parents, Susan and Laurance Hamner; and siblings, Susan Vaughan, Laurance Hamner Jr., Julia Marks and Evelyn Clay. She is survived by one sister, Katherine Pickle; and a circle of faithful friends. Elizabeth received a B.A. in English and master's in education from Longwood...
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George Brent Holder

July 16, 1932 - August 4, 2016

George Brent Holder, 84, died August 4, 2016. He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart Joyce Valack Holder; three children, Brent Stephen (Susan), Tamara, and Christopher (Rachel); seven grandchildren, Joshua (Sara), Sam, Lindsey (Brisco), Jacob, Bryce (Kelli), Colin, and Greyson; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Christopher, Alexa, and Jackson; one sister, Brenda Fontana; and...
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Alexander Darton Zaremsky

March 31, 1930 - August 2, 2016

ZAREMSKY, Alexander D., 86, of Quinton, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016. He was a painter by trade, loved fishing, and spending time with his family. Alexander was preceded in death by his spouse, Eleanor. He is survived by his children, Donald Zaremsky, Ricky Zaremsky, Sharon Blake, Debbie Pfeffer, Linda Reves and Joanne Shomaker. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016,...
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Lillian Doggett Pollard

September 13, 1918 - August 1, 2016

POLLARD, Lillian Doggett, 97, lifelong resident of Highland Springs, passed away August 1, 2016. She was a secretary at Highland Springs Primary School, and a devoted member of Deep Run Baptist Church. She also held a place in her heart for her childhood church, New Bridge Baptist Church. She loved to be a homemaker, and especially enjoyed cooking. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband of...
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Heather Lynn Geer

August 23, 1981 - August 1, 2016

Heather Fox Geer, 34, of Sandston, lost her battle with cancer on August 1, 2016. She was preceded in death by her loving mother, Ruth Fox. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Travis; two beautiful daughters, Reese and Rylee; father, John Fox; sisters, Hope Fox-Gray (Scotty) and Holly Tilghman (Richard); in-laws, Debbie and Eddie Barnes, Anya (Greg) Geer, and Brent (Becky) Geer; nephews,...
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Nancy Cann Purcell

August 27, 1918 - August 1, 2016

PURCELL, Nancy Cann, died to this life on August 1, 2016, and immediately started on her new adventure. She was the widow of John Barry Purcell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Brevard Cann and Nancy Allen Cann; her brother, Lawrence Brevard Cann Jr. and his wife, Constance Cann Hancock. She is survived by her son, John Barry Purcell, Jr., his son, John Barry Purcell III, his...
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Madge Lampkin Canfield

March 17, 1924 - July 29, 2016

CANFIELD, Madge Lampkin, 92, passed away July 29, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Varina, a longtime member of Four Mile Creek Baptist Church, and a charter member of Varina Woman's Club. Madge was preceded in death by her brother, Roy Lampkin, and sister, Katie Mae Belcher. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, William Seddon Canfield, Sr.; sons, William Seddon Canfield, Jr. (Brenda),...
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Ruth D. Christian

June 8, 1936 - July 27, 2016

CHRISTIAN, Ruth D., of 7812 George W. Watkins Rd. Quinton, VA 23141, departed this life on July 27, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Inez Johnson, and husband, John A. Christian, Sr. She is survived by her sister, Ann Robinson; son, John A. Christian, Jr. (Joyce); daughters, Ruth C. Gill (James), Sinceray Braxton (Edwin), and Andrea Bradby (Jesse); 9 grandchildren; and...
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Russell W. Wright

February 27, 1929 - July 27, 2016

Russell W. Wright, 87, of Henrico, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was a member of Sandston Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir. Russell served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed boating, fishing, and spending time with his family. Russell was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Joyce B. Wright. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Terrie...
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Jack Evan Culbertson

January 13, 1931 - July 26, 2016

Jack Evan Culbertson, age 85, peacefully went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in his home in Henrico, VA. Born on January 13, 1931, to a large family in Covington, Kentucky, he was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and four sisters, as well as his first wife, Ollie Mae. He is survived by his loving wife, Patsy; daughter, Bonnie Sohn (Chuck); son, Mark Culbertson ...
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Elizabeth Giles Jones

January 8, 1936 - July 25, 2016

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

July 16, 1940 - July 25, 2016

MILLS, Jr., Bernard C., 76, of Sandston, passed away quickly and without fanfare on Monday, July 25th, at home. He was first and foremost a beloved father to his 4 children. He ran a successful electrical contracting business for over 40 years; and in recent years, alongside his son, Bernie. Our dad said what he meant and meant what he said. He was loyal, true, and enjoyed a good "belly...
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Raymond Garfield Layne

April 24, 1928 - July 25, 2016

88, of Henrico, passed away on July 25, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents and his nine siblings. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bessie Hicks Layne; his son, Glenn Layne; daughter, Connie King; two grandchildren, Bradley King Sr. and Heather Altadonna and her husband, Filippo; and the love of his life, great-grandson, Bradley King Jr. Visitation will be held at Nelsen Funeral...
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Linwood Lee Duck, Sr.

June 11, 1955 - July 24, 2016

Linwood "Lee" Duck, Sr., 61, of Highland Springs, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016. He was an employee of F. Richard Wilton, Inc. Lee loved fishing, working on his old Ford truck and cooking on the grill for family and friends. His life was his children. He had the kindest heart and was always there for others. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Richard Duck, Sr.; mother, Mattie...
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Thelma Bruce Perdue

May 11, 1925 - July 23, 2016

THELMA BRUCE PERDUE, 91, of Sandston, Virginia, went into eternal peace on July 23, 2016 to rest in the Lord's arms. She was the seventh child born on May 11, 1925, to Benjamin and Lucy Bruce. She loved gardening, reading the Bible, feeding her "feathered friends", and doting over her family. Thelma was predeceased by her parents, four brothers and three sisters, and her beloved husband, Jesse...
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Lewis Armistead Butler

May 26, 1914 - July 20, 2016

BUTLER, Lewis Armistead, 102, of Richmond, VA, passed away July 20, 2016. Mr. Butler was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mildred Fuller Butler. He is survived by his son, Franklin Lewis Butler and his wife Mollie K. Butler; grandson, Chad Hinegardner and his wife Jennifer; great-granddaughter, Alexandra Surratt, all of Staunton, VA; and several nieces and nephews. He was retired from...
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Richard Eugene Lewis

August 29, 1977 - July 18, 2016

Richard Eugene Lewis Sr., 38, of Sandston, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016. Richard was a window washer, loved fishing reading and his dogs, and hanging out with his friends and family. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward E. and Loraine M. Lewis, and Raymond E. Castlebury, and stepfather, Kenneth E. Lane "Eddo." Richard is survived by his mother, Patricia Lane; father, Milton E....
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John Young Currie,

July 25, 1943 - July 18, 2016

John Y. Currie, III, 72, of Mechanicsville, passed away on July 18, 2016. After his marriage to Judith H. Currie in 1970, they moved to Nome, Alaska where he taught high school for 20 years and also owned a sporting goods business. John was an avid sportsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Y. Currie, Jr. and Helen N. Currie. John is survived by his...
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Louis Edward Haynes

May 3, 1930 - July 15, 2016

HAYNES, Louis Edward "Herman", 86, of Charles City County, passed away July 15, 2016. He served in the United States Army 180th infantry during the Korean War, where he earned a Purple Heart. Louis was a retired pipefitter for the City of Richmond, and a member of Willis United Methodist Church. He enjoyed being a member of the Glendale Ruritan Club, cherished time with his grandchildren, and his...
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Ethel Willis Chenault Gibson

February 15, 1932 - July 14, 2016

Ethel Willis Chenault Gibson, 84, of Highland Springs, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, William B. Chenault; brother, John Chenault, and sister, Lois Chenault St. Clair Hamlett. She was a beloved housewife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and lover of all four legged friends. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Thomas E. Gibson; sons,...
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Gina Marie Valentino

September 6, 1971 - July 14, 2016

Gina Marie Valentino, 44, of Hanover, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016. She is preceded in death by her father, Wayne Valentino, a nephew, in-laws, grandparents and many loved ones. She is survived by her children, Jessica Valentino (Allen), Amanda Welborn (Jordan), and Ryan Burkett; grandchildren, Morgan, Lucy, Mackenzie, Clayton and Madelynn - new to arrive; siblings, Mikie Valentino, Dana...
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Myrtle A. Smith

June 6, 1947 - July 13, 2016

At her residence, the Lord called Myrtle A. Smith into eternal peace on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 to rest in His arms. She was born on June 6, 1947 to the late Marcellus and Cuetta Anderson. She was multi-talented in using her hands and making beautiful things. She also loved gardening. Myrtle was preceded in death by two of her children, Vincent Smith and Wilbur, Jr. She is survived by her...
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Joseph Samuel Jordan

November 30, 1930 - July 12, 2016

85, of Henrico County, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. He was preceded in death by his children, Debbie and Jeff Jordan. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 56 years, Annie; daughter, Nancy (Bob) Shufflebarger; and sisters, Marjorie Barker, Kitty Mullenax, Peggy Jordan, and Dorothy Lee Castlebury. A visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at Nelsen Funeral...
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Robert B. Marshall

June 29, 1936 - July 11, 2016

Robert (Governor, Sonny) B. Marshall, 80, of Varina, died on July 11, 2016. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Zippie Marshall; sister, Doris Black; and brother, Bernie Marshall. He is survived by his devoted wife, Margie Samuels Marshall; siblings, Watson (Bubba) Marshall and Katie Ellerson, and a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Nelsen Funeral...
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Mabel R. Marshall

January 22, 1931 - July 11, 2016

MARSHALL, Mabel Jane Robins, 85, of Sandston, Va., passed away July 10, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph T. Marshall Jr.; father, Benjamin R. Robins Jr.; mother, Margaret Deatherage Robins. She is survived by children, Jacqueline Marshall Pullen, Bradley T. Marshall (Linda Card) and Jane L. Marshall; grandsons, Joseph D. Pullen and John T. Pullen; former son-in-law, William...
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Kettie C. Portwood

March 23, 1937 - July 5, 2016

PORTWOOD, Kettie C., 79, of Henrico, went home to our Lord on July 5, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Carter and Bob Crouch. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Cecil Portwood; children, Gloria Clodfelter (John), Sandy Moss, Ricky Carter (Karen), Tammie Carter (Henry Sellers); six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Gladys Grasberger (Charlie); brother,...
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Herman A. Llewellyn

April 27, 1937 - July 4, 2016

Herman Allen Llewellyn, Sr., 79, of Henrico, VA. 04/27/37-07/04/16 Army Spec 5 Vietnam"One shot", "dad", " husband", "grampa", "paw paw", "granpappy", "mean thing", "old man", "HAL" just to mention a few names he was known by. He was a wonderful amazing person full of love for nature, hunting and fishing...
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Mabel Perry Latham

March 5, 1923 - July 2, 2016

LATHAM, Mabel P., 93, of Sandston, went to be with her Savior in Heaven on July 2, 2016. She was the Christian leader of our family, and was a faithful member of Oak Hall Baptist Church. She went on to her place as our Guardian Angel where she is happily reunited with the love of her life, George Latham, and we know they will dance. She is survived by her children, Joan Mise, Thomas Latham, and...
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Zoe Ainsley Hoffman

June 30, 2016 - July 1, 2016

"Zoe Ainsley Hoffman, infant daughter of David and Allison Hoffman, went to be with the Lord on July 1, 2016. She resides in His goodness and glory with family members that have preceded her. In addition to her parents, Zoe is survived by her two sisters and four brothers as well as extended family. A private memorial service will be held on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Nelsen Funeral Home -...
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Marjorie Satchfield Harlow

July 19, 1921 - July 1, 2016

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

August 26, 1947 - June 30, 2016

BUFKINS, Milton Harold Jr., 68, of New Kent County, passed away June 30, 2016. Milton was a United States Army Veteran, originally from Hanover County. He is survived by his sister, Pam Stubbs, and her husband Ronald; nephews, Ryan (Kim) and Ricky Stubbs; great-niece and great-nephew Ann and Tyler Stubbs; and many loving cousins. We will miss him for his caring for his garden of flowers and his...
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James E. Caldwell

November 23, 1937 - June 28, 2016

James Edward Caldwell, 78, of Varina, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016. James retired from IMS. He is preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Lee Caldwell. James is survived by his wife Janice; daughter, Tammy Roth (David); granddaughter, Rachel Bulifant (Justin); great grandchildren, Katie Stargell and Sophia Bulifant; sisters, Ruby Acree and Audie Stayton; brother-in-law's, Stanley White (Brenda)...
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Gota S. Cooke

October 1, 1924 - June 23, 2016

On June 23, 2016, Gota S. Cooke was peacefully taken home by the Lord at the age of 91 from her residence is Sandston VA. She was a retired Lab Technician with AT&T and a longtime member of Landmark Baptist Church. Gota was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Cooke; father, Einer O. Streng; mother, Alina Heino; brother, Lars E. Streng; and a granddaughter, Wanda K. Hamilton. She is...
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Bruce Timothy Luck

December 19, 1962 - June 22, 2016

LUCK, Bruce Timothy, 53, of Hanover, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Lillie Luck. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Heather (Justin) Snow and Cierra (Michael) Blankenship; grandchildren, Owen and Hunter; and siblings, Debra (Lawrence) Berry, Douglas Luck...
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Evelyn J. Dranoff-Harris

May 9, 1929 - June 20, 2016

Evelyn Jones Harris Dranoff, 87, of Varina, born May 9, 1929, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016. She retired from A&P Food Store after 27 years of service. Evelyn is preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Harris and Morris Dranoff; daughter, Diane Harris, and stepson, Chuck Harris. She is survived by her children, Nell Lewis (Bubba), Janet Payne (Don), and Charles Harris (Carolyn); seven...
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Bob E. Reid

October 21, 1933 - June 19, 2016

REID, Robert Earl "Bob," 82, of Sandston, Va., made his final ascent to the mountain summit in life's sojourn on Sunday, June 19, 2016, and now has a vista from heaven. He was comfortable and surrounded by his loving family. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years as an aviation structural mechanic. Bob received a B.A. from East Carolina University (formerly East Carolina Teachers...
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Clara H. Meadows

August 4, 1923 - June 19, 2016

MEADOWS, Clara Horsley, 92, of Henrico, Virginia was called to her heavenly home on Sunday, June 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Irving G. Meadows; parents, Ethel and Andrew Horsley; brothers, Irving Horsley and David Horsley; sister, Mary Willis; son-in-law, T. Michael Holder; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Lynne Garrett. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy M....
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Wesley N. Maxey

May 5, 1936 - June 15, 2016

Maxey, Wesley N., 80, of Dinwiddie, formerly of Henrico, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Jennings and Mary Poe Maxey; and 11 siblings. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Diane (C.S.) Watson, Debra (Frankie) Gupton, John (Vickie) Maxey, Jerry (Connie) Maxey and Sarah (David) DeCiucis; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one...
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Kathleen V. Schwerdtfeger

July 16, 1924 - June 14, 2016

Kathleen V. Schwerdtfeger, 91, of Mechanicsville, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Kathleen was a member of Hope Community Church of the Nazarene. She is preceded in death by her husband, J. Charles Schwerdtfeger. Kathleen is survived by her children, Charles (Judy), Claudine (Michael), William (Debra), Betty (Ronnie); eight grandchildren; 14 great...
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Louise Childress Truman

October 8, 1925 - June 13, 2016

TRUMAN, Louise Childress, 90, went to be with the Lord on June 13, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband George Robert Truman and daughter Linda Dale, sister Mary Liggan and brother Emmett (Buddy) Childress. She lived with her son Steven, his wife, Nancy, and granddaughter, Mandy. She is also survived by her daughter, Joyce Johnson, sons, Jerry, George, and Larry Truman; 11 additional...
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Robert Alan Burge

June 23, 1962 - June 10, 2016

Robert "Bob" Burge, 53, of Henrico, peacefully passed away Friday, June 10, 2016. He was an avid reader and Red Sox fan and loved spending time at the beach. He was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Christi Burge; children, Christopher and Walker Burge; step-children, Jaxon and Austin Bowen; mother, Rowena Burge; father, Joe Burge; sister, Laurie Burge Brennan;...
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Kathy Bradner Lawhorne

May 11, 1955 - June 10, 2016

Kathy Susan Bradner Lawhorne, 61, of Varina, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2016. She will forever be remembered as a loving wife of 43 years, mother, grandmother and friend. She retired from the State of Virginia's ABC Board, after 41 years of service. Kathy was a member of Montrose Presbyterian Church. She loved knitting, reading, spending time with family, long walks with her husband...
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Joseph Claude Robinson

June 24, 1951 - June 8, 2016

ROBINSON, Joseph Claude Jr., 64, returned to his heavenly home on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Joseph is preceded in death by his father Claude Robinson and his mother Wanda Robinson. Joseph is survived by his best friend and devoted wife, Cynthia Robinson; his sons Joey Robinson (Amy), Stephen Felts (Shana), Kevin Felts (Adrianne) and daughter Kimberly Wiles (Harry); his grandchildren Aryanna,...
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Thelma Gertrude Menefield

September 23, 1921 - June 7, 2016

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

October 18, 1924 - June 7, 2016

ROUSE, William Richard, 91, of Highland Springs, passed away June 7, 2016. He was a United States Army veteran, and he served during World War II. He also was a retired foreman for EL Muller. William was an active member at Highland Springs United Methodist Church and he loved gardening, NASCAR, and playing cards with his sisters. He will be remembered for always making people laugh. He was...
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Thelma Gertrude Menefield

September 23, 1921 - June 7, 2016

Thelma Gertrude Thomas Menefield, 94, born in Hot Springs, Virginia, a native of Richmond, Virginia and formerly of Compton, California and Laguna Beach, California transitioned Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Leonard C. Thomas, Sr., and Irene Edwards.
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Beatrice S. Belcher

February 17, 1931 - June 7, 2016

Beatrice Strouth Belcher, 85, of New Kent passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Born in Swords Creek Va, Beatrice was a homemaker and a member of Oak Hall Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, James R. Belcher; and all of her brothers and sisters. Beatrice is survived by her children, Rebecca Palmore (Jerry), Margaret Wright, and James Belcher Jr., (Janice); seven...
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Gloria Jean Walker

September 21, 1948 - June 6, 2016

Gloria Jean Jones Walker, age 67, entered into eternal life in the sunrise of June 6, 2016. She was born to the late Joseph Jones and Annie Mae Mallett Jones, on September 21, 1948 in Jackson, Mississippi. Collecting antiques, gardening and baking sweets were Gloria's passions and delights. She was an angel born amongst her 5 sisters, she became our sister of charity and mercy, and from her we...
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Katherine Allmond Rufus

October 10, 1941 - June 6, 2016

Katherine Allmond Rufus, 74, of Richmond, VA entered Heaven's gates on Monday, June 6, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Levada Allmond and the biological daughter of Beulah Ann Cheek Sprinkle and Charles W. Clark. She was a 1960 graduate of George Washington High School, Danville, VA and a 1978 graduate of John Tyler Community College, Chester, VA having earned her RN degree...
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William Lee Smith

January 11, 1941 - June 5, 2016

William Lee Smith, 75, of Mechanicsville, went to be with his maker Sunday, June 5, 2016. Bill was the only son of Willie and Virginia Smith. Bill was born in Richmond but grew up on the Rappahannock River and spent every chance he could there. He and Faye lived in Mechanicsville all their married life except for a time in Florida. Bill loved the water. From his childhood building speed boats to...
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Helen Smith Hobson

June 6, 1923 - June 4, 2016

HOBSON, Helen Welsh, 92, of Sandston, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016. She was active in the American Legion Post 144 for many years. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy E. Welsh and Robert Hobson. She is survived by two sons, Joe Welsh (Carole) and Horace Welsh (Judy); four grandchildren, Brooke Bottari, Suzanne Welsh Agnew, Austin Spangler and Carrie Allen; four great...
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Eleanor Peggy" W. Grubbs

July 16, 1921 - June 3, 2016

GRUBBS, Eleanor "Granny" or "Peggy", 94, of Varina, passed away June 3, 2016. She attended the East End Assembly of God and was an avid fan of gospel singing and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell N. Grubbs; daughter-in-law, Sheryl Grubbs; and son-in-law, Fred Creasy. She is survived by her children Barbara Creasy, Mitchell W Grubbs, and Sally "Trudy" Young (Greg); 2...
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Andrea Lea Richardson-Kipp

April 9, 1959 - June 3, 2016

RICHARDSON-KIPP, Andrea Lea "Andie", 57, of Prince George, passed away June 3, 2016. Andie was a retired SRMSG in the United States Air Force where she served in Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom and was recognized for numerous Meritorious Awards. She also served as a Systems Administrator for Kenner Army Hospital. Her favorite pastime was spending weekends on the lake with family and...
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Kimberly Slough Matheny

September 20, 1962 - May 31, 2016

MATHENY, Kimberly "Kim" Slough, 53, of Henrico, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert "Bobby" M. Slough III; brother, David A. Slough; maternal grandmother, Virginia Fay Hiller, paternal grandparents, Robert M. Slough Jr. and Evelyn K. Slough. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Mike Matheny; three children, Ashley...
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William D. Bivins

July 13, 1930 - May 31, 2016

BIVINS, William D. Jr. "Boots", 85, of Richmond, VA passed away Tuesday May 31, 2016. He is survived by his sister, Pauline Moore and his brother, John Bivins (Nadine) and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nettie Bivins; and twin sisters, Mary Vaughan and Betty Hanback. A memorial service will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home Laburnum on Monday June...
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Janet Marie Wacker

July 2, 1932 - May 30, 2016

WACKER, Janet M., 83, of Highland Springs, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016. Janet was a retired teacher's aide at Fair Oaks Elementary School. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Gladys Mace. Janet is survived by her husband of 64 years, Charles F.T. Wacker; daughter, Janice W. Felker (Rick), and son, Mark Wacker (Rosanne Minerva); grandchildren, Rich Felker, Steven...
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Madeline Edds Turner

February 26, 1926 - May 30, 2016

TURNER, Madeline E, 90, of Richmond, went home to be with the Lord on May 30, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Turner; her only child, Billy Turner; a step-son, Butch Turner; a granddaughter, Bonnie Bates; two brothers and three sisters. She leaves to cherish her memory, one granddaughter, Belinda Turner of Richmond; one great grandson, Brandon Bates; one great...
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Paul Lee Chapman

February 16, 1918 - May 29, 2016

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

March 6, 1932 - May 25, 2016

George Wallace Conway, 84, passed away suddenly on May 25, 2016. He was preceded in death by many but those closest to him were his wife, Mildred Conway; his mother, Alice Conway; grandmother, Jennie Hunt; and his brother, Eugene Conway. He is survived by his son, Howard and daughter, Debra. He is also survived by an extended family, including a sister, Vicki Russell; and brothers, John, Eddie,...
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Margaret King Simmons Lennon

April 9, 1933 - May 25, 2016

Lennon, Margaret King Simmons, 83, of Henrico, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She was a former school bus driver for Henrico County and a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Midlothian, Virginia. Margaret enjoyed playing softball and was inducted into the Richmond Metro Softball Hall of Fame. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank A. Simmons and James C. Lennon. Left to...
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Virginia Smith Brooke

February 9, 1943 - May 25, 2016

BROOKE, Virginia Smith, of Sandston, Va., died peacefully at home with family by her side on May 25, 2016. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, James R. Brooke Jr. She is survived by her children, Jimmy (Cathy), Suzanne (Marvin), Bobby (Resie), Gene (Mindy); two sisters, Barbara (Jack) and Mary; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews...
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