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Tracey Michelle Jordan-Fotias

April 11, 1970 - August 23, 2016

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

February 4, 1938 - May 23, 2016

Irving W. Talley, 78, of Sandston passed away May 23, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sterling and Annie Talley; and one brother, Raymond Talley. He is survived by his wife, Mary Emerson Talley; son, Steve Talley (Gail); daughter, Robin Talley; two brothers, Russell Talley Sr, and David Talley (Bonnie); sister-in-law, Drema Talley; a host of nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Lynn...
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Wesley Steven Mills,

February 19, 1947 - May 20, 2016

MILLS, Wesley Steven Sr., 69, of Chesapeake, passed away May 20, 2016. He was a United States Navy Veteran, and a Structural Mechanic at Globe Iron. He instilled a passion for fishing gardening in his sons, and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his devoted wife of 19 years, Linda Mills; 5 children; 22 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and his beloved fur baby, Duchess....
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Jack M. Quel

December 4, 1918 - May 19, 2016

QUEL, Jack Milton, 97, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016. Though a lifelong resident of Sandston, Va., he was originally born in Pittsburgh, Pa. He served in World War II from 1942 to 1945 in the Army Air Corps as a Master Sergeant and flew 30 missions as an Aerial Engineer Gunner throughout the South Pacific on the B-24 bomber as part of the 674 bomb squadron. He received the American Service...
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Robert Wayne Muncy

February 26, 1932 - May 19, 2016

MUNCY, Robert W. "Bob" Sr., CMSGT, USAF, Retired, 84 of Sandston departed this life May 19, 2016. He loved and is survived by his wife and soul mate of 61 years, Lettie Wagner Muncy; three loved and wonderful children Robert W. "Chip" Muncy, Jr., Lettie Renee' Angle (Fletcher), and Dr., James L. "Jim" Muncy (Bidy); five wonderful grandchildren Matthew, Joey, Amy, Stuart (Chelsea) and Cristina. He...
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Leviathan Matthew Miller

October 27, 2015 - May 18, 2016

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

June 9, 1944 - May 17, 2016

White, Carole "Tinkie" Cleary, 71, of Richmond, passed away on May 17, 2016, with her husband by her side. Born in Newport News, VA, she was the daughter of the late Hattie Brown Cleary and John William Cleary. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years and her partner in music, gardening, and life, Thomas Marvin White. Carole and Tom were married in Willis United Methodist Church on June...
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Margaret F. Shover

April 9, 1936 - May 16, 2016

Margaret Frances Snyder Shover, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 16, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lee Shover, Sr; daughter, Mary Ann Woody; granddaughter, Trisha Farmer; mother, Juanita Patterson Snyder; father, Dewey Snyder Sr; one sister, Catherine; and six brothers, Ralph, Carl, Harvey, Arthur, Dewey Jr., William "Bill". Left behind to cherish her memory are...
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Patricia Brooks Major

February 4, 1962 - May 16, 2016

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

August 22, 1988 - May 13, 2016

TAYLOR, Desiree Michelle, our precious daughter, came into this world on August 22, 1988, and at the age of 27, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 13, 2016. She was involved with Church of the Nazarene in Mechanicsville. Everyone that knew her knew how much she loved hair, nails, makeup, and tattooing. She graduated from Highland Springs High School, and she was a proud graduate of the...
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Mitchell Jones Toler

April 20, 1926 - May 13, 2016

Toler, Mitchell Jones, 90, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016. He was employed by the City of Richmond for 41 years. Mitchell was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Alice Parsley Toler. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Sterling Keith Toler (Patricia); grandchildren, Allison Jones (Hunter) and Lindsay Toler;...
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Norman Parker

June 27, 1931 - May 12, 2016

PARKER, Norman, 84, of Henrico, passed away on May 12, 2016, on his wedding anniversary. Norman was born in Ilford, Essex, England. He arrived in this country on December 12, 1967, with his first wife, Sylvia, as a butler. After his first wife's passing, Norman went back to his former trade as a machinist, working for Service Machine and Welding in Ashland, Va., where he retired after 27 and...
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Alfred Frank Dowdy

May 31, 1945 - May 12, 2016

DOWDY, Alfred "Little Teenie," 70, of Varina, passed away suddenly on May 12, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Drusie Dowdy; sister, Mary Ann McClaning; and brothers, Arthur and William Dowdy. He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Margaret Sneed Dowdy; two daughters, Rebecca Dowdy-Edwards (Lee) and Katherine Kempson (Chris); his grandson, Michael Childress;...
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Gerald Wayne Childress

October 22, 1945 - May 12, 2016

Childress, Gerald Wayne, 70, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis Steele Childress, Sr. and Katherine Isbell Childress. Left to cherish his memory are his brother, Otis Steele Childress, Jr. (Nancy Stansell); nephews, Richard Otis Childress and Steven Martin Childress; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A visitation will...
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Mary L. Reinhart

August 20, 1936 - May 11, 2016

Mary Lou Reinhart, age 79, of Richmond, Virginia, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 after a long decline in her health due to Alzheimer's Disease. Mary Lou is survived by her husband of 27 years, Myron (Bud) Reinhart, by her first husband William Papa, her children Elaine Duffy (husband, Billy), Steve Papa (wife, Penny), John Papa, Cynthia Richards and Bill...
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Deborah Jean Winter

August 21, 1963 - May 11, 2016

Deborah Jean Winter departed this world on May 11, 2016. She was but 52. She leaves behind her children and grandchildren; her son, Tony Carl Layne Jr. and children, Noah, Claire and Wyatt; and her daughter, Lindsey Layne Heller and son, Kason; her father and mother, Robert and Nancy Arnold; sister, Christina Ordonia; dear friends that loved her dearly and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was...
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Pok Suk Pemberton

January 10, 1935 - May 10, 2016

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

April 18, 1958 - May 10, 2016

SULLIVAN, Michael Wayne "Silky", 58, of Charles City, went to be with Our Lord May 10, 2016. He was a Crane Operator at W.O. Grubb for 30 years, and a part of Operating Engineers Local 147 for 35 years. He loved to fish, ride his motorcycle, and to spend time with his friends and family. Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Burton Sullivan. He is survived by his beloved wife of 36...
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Edith Jean Childress

July 3, 1931 - May 10, 2016

Edith J. Childress, 84, of Henrico passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Edith drove a school bus for Henrico County for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Mary V. Isbell; grandchildren, Joyce Butts, and Wilson Isbell; six great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 12 from 2-4p and 6-8p at Nelsen Funeral...
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Chastine Todd Ligon

June 22, 1942 - May 8, 2016

Ligon Jr., Chastine Todd, 73, of Highland Springs, passed away on May 8, 2016. He was a graduate of Highland Springs High School and retired from the former Hospital Hospitality House. Todd was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church in Sandston, VA and participated in their Outdoor Insight Ministries. He enjoyed sporting clays and photography. Todd was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Alvin S. Jones

June 18, 1928 - May 8, 2016

Alvin S. Jones, Sr., 87, passed away May 8, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Jones Leith; father, Byrd Jones; brother, Harold Jones; and sister, Nancy Lynch. Alvin is survived by his wife, Artie Jones; son, Alvin "Smitty" Jones Jr.; stepson, Douglas Burnett (Stacey); stepdaughter, Leatha Dickerson (Bill); numerous grand and great-grandchildren; stepfather, Howard...
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Thomas Neal Toth

November 13, 1949 - May 5, 2016

TOTH, Thomas Neal, 66, of Henrico passed away May 5, 2016. He was a United States Army Veteran, and an auto mechanic for many years. He graduated from Highland Springs High School in 1969, and loved to fish and fix up motorcycles. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Frances Toth. He is survived by his loving wife, Gerry Toth; children, Michelle and Tracey Toth, Kathy Nolte, and...
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John Richard Cheyne

February 14, 1929 - May 5, 2016

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

July 22, 1936 - May 4, 2016

MILLER, William Sydnor Jr., 79, of Sandston, passed away May 4, 2016. He was a United States Air Force veteran and an accountant for BB&T. He also loved hunting, gardening and reading. William is survived by his beloved wife, Phillis Miller; children, Karen Corcoran (Jim), and Janet Muntean (Frank); 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and sister, Anita Eanes. Visitation will be held...
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James B. Anderson

December 13, 1927 - May 3, 2016

James Bernard "JB" Anderson went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at age 88. JB was the second son born to Aubrey and Ruby Wade Anderson of Highland Springs, Virginia. JB served in the US Navy during WWII on a submarine as Seaman 1st Class from 1944 - 1946. After 45 years of service with Dominion Power (VEPCO), he retired in 1992 as a Construction Superintendent. During his years...
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Hazel Grimsley Clark

February 6, 1935 - May 2, 2016

CLARK, Hazel G, 81, of Henrico, passed away May 2, 2016. Hazel was a daycare provider, and loved cooking, collecting jewelry, and decorating for Christmas. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Clark, and her 4 brothers. She is survived by her 7 children, 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Visitation will be held at Nelsen...
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