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Dorothy Lee Morgan

March 24, 1936 - January 23, 2018

MORGAN, Dorothy Lee, 81, of Highland Springs, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Morgan. Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Mary OBrochta; brother, Don Haluski; several nieces and one nephew; and good friend, Margaret Farmer. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday at 11 am at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave, Richmond,...
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Louis Grant Hanvey

October 30, 1950 - January 23, 2018

Louis "Slugger" G. Hanvey, 67, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. He was born on October 30, 1950 in Richmond, VA to Dorothy Marie Moore and James Grant Hanvey Jr. Retired from CSX Transportation and having honorably served in the U.S. Military, he is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Elizabeth T. Hanvey, daughter Crystal Hanvey and son Ross Hanvey. Slugger had the...
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James J. Comer,

September 25, 1937 - January 22, 2018

James J. "Joe" Comer, Jr., 80, of Sandston, entered eternal rest on Monday, January 22, 2018. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Deborah H. Comer; and parents, James and Elizabeth Comer Sr. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Jimmy Comer (Amy), Kendra Madison (Rick), Kristin Pollard (Craig) and Shannon Wood (E.B.); grandchildren, Tyler and Lacie Madison, Meaghan and...
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Vernon Eugene Marshall

September 21, 1948 - January 22, 2018

Vernon Eugene "Jack" Marshall, 69, of Henrico passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. He was a retired employee of Muller Construction Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and Dora P. Marshall; and brother, William R. Pomfrey. He is survived by a sister, Sharon Dillingham (Grady); brothers, Gary (Linda), Pem, Mike (Geneva) and Tom; sister-in-law, Betty Pomfrey; and a host...
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Ruby Dunaway Jones

May 3, 1923 - January 22, 2018

Ruby Dunaway Jones, 94, of Highland Springs, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. She was a woman of faith and experienced her greatest joy in life while active at New Bridge Baptist Church, where she was a life-long member. She was sociable and had an outgoing personality which can be attested by her many loyal and faithful friends and family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl...
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Ronald Paul Halloran

June 11, 1941 - January 18, 2018

HALLORAN, RONALD PAUL, Col USAF (Ret), 76, flew into the arms of Jesus on January 18, 2018, after a very long struggle with Alzheimers disease. He is now free from that prison. Left to cherish his memory are his soul mate and wife of 34 years, Chris; sons Christopher (LeeAnn) and Shane; brothers Michael, Andrew, and George; sister Kitty Vondrak. Ron was a navigator with the US Air Force and...
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June D. Sutphin

January 17, 1935 - January 18, 2018

SUTPHIN, June D., 83, of Sandston, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Curtis M. Sutphin, Jr. June is survived by her children, Lynda Hudson, Leslye Hosier, Lori Dillon, Charlene Silva (Bubba), Curtis M. Sutphin, III, Cheryl Sutphin, and William Mathews (Chance); grandchildren, William Silva, Lee Silva, Bernard Silva, III, and Michelle...
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Charles Reed Weir

December 31, 1959 - January 17, 2018


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Carrolyn White

April 14, 1959 - January 16, 2018

WHITE, Carrolyn Garrett, 58, of Charles City, VA passed peacefully in her home on January 16th, 2018. She is preceded in death by her mom, Bobbie Sue; and father, Zachary Garrett Jr. Carrolyn is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, David White; brother, Buddy Garrett; mother and father-in-law Cynthia and Thomas White; sister-in-law, Linda Aicholtz; nieces, Jessica and Lauren Aicholtz; and...
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Joyce M. Jones

October 7, 1928 - January 16, 2018

Joyce Mayo Jones, 89, formerly of Highland Springs, departed this life on January 16, 2018, to join her Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin J. Jones; parents, Henry and Lucy M. Mayo; brothers, Henry and James Mayo; and sisters, Annie Mae Kidd and Vivian Crawford. Joyce is survived by her three children, Frederick A. Jones (Susan), Susan J. Murphy and Robert H. Jones (Kathy);...
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William Stuart Kusterer

July 14, 1944 - January 15, 2018


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Eleanor Burbank Howe

May 14, 1920 - January 12, 2018

Eleanor Burbank Howe, 97, of Sandston, passed away on January 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bernard Howe Sr.; brother, Leon Everett Burbank; and daughter-in-law, Sarah L. Howe. She graduated from Maine School of Commerce in Portland, Maine, and was an executive secretary for Reynolds Metals Director of Safety. She was assistant clerk of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court...
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Cindy Lapierre

November 9, 1982 - January 9, 2018

LAPIERRE, Cynthia L., 35, of Aylett, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She is survived by her husband, David Lapierre; father, Richard Blaylock, Jr.; mother, Sherry Blaylock; mother and father-in-law, Jerry and Cathy Lapierre; sisters, Jackie Davis and Jenny Hayden; brother, Dickie Blaylock, III; five children, Justin Henderson, Alyssa Brock, Cheyenne Lapierre, Samantha Lapierre, and Haley...
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Jeffrey Thomas Smith

February 11, 1958 - January 9, 2018

Jeffrey Thomas "Smitty" Smith went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his son, Jesse Smith. He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie; parents, Porter and Mary Smith; sister, Vickie Smith Turner; stepson, Jonathan Wingfield; and granddaughter, Tatum. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 19, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Fort Lee Baptist Church.
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Georgia F. Phillips

May 27, 1934 - January 8, 2018

Georgia F. Phillips, 83, of Delaware passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. She worked with deaf children in the Delaware Public School System. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Haller and husband, Charles Haller; and a grandson, Patrick Haller. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richmond Animal Care and Control at www.richmondgov.com. Online condolences may be made at www...
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Carolyn D. Swann

August 10, 1952 - January 8, 2018

SWANN, Carolyn D., 65, of Sandston, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nancy and Arthur Dooley. Left to cherish her memory are her son, D.J. (Allison); daughter, Amie (T.J.); grandchildren, Averie and Collyns; loving cousin, Lori (Lin); and sister-in-law, Terrie. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 am at Corinth United Methodist Church,...
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Diane Lee Harding

August 8, 1944 - January 6, 2018

Diane Game Harding, 73, of Varina, went home to the Lord on Saturday, January 6, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Anna Gale Game. Diane is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Thomas E. "Pop" Harding. Also surviving are her siblings, Robert L. Game (Mary) of Powhatan, Linda Gale Game (Mike) of New Kent and Sue Game Hambright (Danny) of Varina; siblings-in-law,...
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Helen Farkas Grubbs

October 5, 1925 - January 5, 2018

Helen Farkas Grubbs, 92, of Varina, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 5, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Earnest Linwood Grubbs; parents, six brothers and one sister. Helen worked for Millhiser Bag Co. for over 30 years and was a longtime member of Hardy Central Baptist Church. She was an avid gardener, loved nature and her pets. Helen loved cooking for her...
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Corrine Doggett Bagby

November 17, 1922 - January 5, 2018

Corrine Doggett Bagby, 95 of Richmond, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018. She was a retired employee of American Tobacco Co. and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin L. Bagby and is survived by her children, Paulette Franchi and her husband, Robert Davis, and Joseph Franchi, Jr., and his wife, Carol; and grandchildren, Michael and...
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Ivy P. Madison

September 28, 1937 - January 5, 2018

Ivy P. (Gertrude) Madison, 80 passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, January 5, 2018. Ivy was born September 28, 1937 in Richmond, Virginia and spent the majority of her life in her beloved Sandston. Ivy worked for C&P/Verizon Telephone for 38 years and was a member of the Pioneers of America. She was a member and Past Americanism Chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary...
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Barbara O. Flannagan

December 29, 1948 - January 5, 2018

FLANNAGAN, Barbara Osborne, 69, of Quinton, went home on Friday, Januray 5, 2018. She was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family and has been reunited with her Heavenly family. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Percy J. "Rabbit" Flannagan; and her parents, Lora E. and Virginia Mae Osborne. Left to cherish her memory are her step-son, P.J....
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Jessica McGhee Deane

March 4, 1978 - January 4, 2018

DEANE, Jessica McGhee, 39, of Richmond, entered eternal rest unexpectedly on Thursday, January 4, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, Kevin McGhee; and brother, Timothy McGhee. She is survived by her fiancé, McClaren Johnson; mother, Lori McGhee Cannon (Phil); children, Krista Deane, Alex Deane and Haley Lynch; siblings, Penny Crumpler (John) and Sheldon McGhee; stepsiblings,...
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William E. Battelle

May 26, 1921 - January 4, 2018

William "Red" Battelle, 96, of Henrico, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Frances Battelle; children, Diane Powell and Beverly Battelle (Wayne Weeks); step-daughter, Wanda Austin (David); grandchildren, Belinda Powell, Kirsti Powell, Wesley Weeks (Sarah), and Owen Weeks; step...
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Willis F. Smith

September 26, 1947 - January 4, 2018

SMITH, Willis Frederick, 70, of Highland Springs, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018.A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 12th at 1:00 pm at Highland Springs Church of Christ, 416 S Kalmia Ave, Highland Springs, Virginia 23075.
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Evelyn M. Ellis

September 10, 1928 - January 2, 2018

Evelyn M. Ellis, 89, of Richmond, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Mason and Frances Farmer Ellis; sister, Ruth Ellis Hart; and brother, James Lee Ellis. Evelyn was active in the children's ministry at Broadus Memorial Baptist Church for many years. Left to cherish her memory are her niece, Mary Hart; and nephews, Mason Hart, William, Ralph...
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Martha B. Sugg

November 23, 1920 - January 1, 2018

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

May 1, 1983 - January 1, 2018

Mary Jean "Ladybug" Pluger, 34 of Richmond, passed away January 1, 2018. She is preceded in death by her twin sister, Pamela Annette Pluger. Now God's twin Angels are reunited once again. Mary worked as a part of the wait staff at Max's Positive Vibe Café and was a member of Oakwood Memorial Baptist Church. In 2000-2004 she received her certificate from the Virginia Randolph Special Education...
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Glen Stone

January 9, 1939 - December 30, 2017

Glenwood "Glen" H. Stone, 78, of Mechanicsville, passed on Friday, December 29, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Lalia Stone; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Woods; nephew, Jonathan Riffe; and great-granddaughter, Jubilee Haynie. He was retired from Phillip Morris after 30 dedicated years of service as a Fixer. He greatly enjoyed participating in drag racing in his younger years...
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Robert C. Chalkley

August 11, 1947 - December 29, 2017

CHALKLEY, Robert C., 70, of Richmond, passed away unexpectedly December 29, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Ida Chalkley; stepson Seth Hall (Janet); his brother Eddie Chalkley (Margie). He was predeceased by brother, Phillip Chalkley. Also survived by, sisters-in-law Georgie Holmes (Steve), Frances Eakes, Gladys Eakes (Brent), and Roberta Chalkley; brother-in-law Albert Tinsley (Debbie), ...
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Bienvenida Balingbingan

December 25, 1946 - December 29, 2017

Bienvenida G. Balingbingan, 71, of Richmond passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Emilio De La Cruz; three children, Tanacio Balingbingan, Rosa Inocencio and Gloria Howard; grandchildren, Nelson, Seaver, and Vernel Inocencio, Shirley, Shiela, ,Balingbingan, Tristen,Anneliya Inocencio, and Siera and Sienna Howard; and numerous brothers, sisters and other family...
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Bonnie Lee Crew

July 27, 1956 - December 29, 2017

Bonnie Lee Crew, 61, of Bowling Green, passed away after losing her battle with cancer on Friday, December 29, 2017. She was born July 27, 1956 and worked for Carter Printing Company for 20 years, her last job being a caregiver. Bonnie was a loving mother who loved her family and friends. She was a strong woman with a larger than life personality who enjoyed crafts, boating, the beach, music and...
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Lawrence B. Butler

February 15, 1926 - December 29, 2017

BUTLER, Lawrence Benson, 91, of Varina, passed away on December 29, 2017. He was a member of the Hardy Central Baptist Church. Lawrence retired from the C&O Railroad after 43 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served on the U.S.S. Lyon. Lawrence served as a Mason with Thomas N. Davis Masonic Lodge No. 351 for over 51 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice L. Butler;...
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Hilda B. Groome

August 19, 1920 - December 28, 2017

Hilda B. Groome, 97, of Richmond passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017. She was a long standing member of Pine Street Baptist Church. ), She was preceded in death by her husbands, Marion H. McCook and Carl E. Groome; and two daughters, Barbara Riggleman and Marian McCook. She is survived by a son, Billy McCook (Carolyn); three grandchildren, Kenny Riggleman (Jennifer), Karen Greenwood and...
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Bernard Henry Bucker

October 9, 1945 - December 26, 2017

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

December 31, 1924 - December 26, 2017

Blanche Sharp Seay, 92, of Highland Springs, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard "Dick" Seay; and granddaughter, Jennifer Gusti. Blanche retired from Wells Fargo and was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Wanda Gusti (Ermondo) and Mary Lou Timberlake (Glenn); granddaughters, Julie Rivas, Gina...
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Lloyd Albert Meador,

June 7, 1927 - December 25, 2017

Lloyd Albert Meador, Jr., 90, of Henrico, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017. He was a retired forklift operator and truck driver for Southern Biscuit Co. with 42 years of service and was a member of Oakwood Memorial Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 ½ years, Lenore F. Meador. He is survived by two daughters, Nancy M. Tatum (Tom) and Susie L. Meador; three...
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Betty Crockett Gillie

March 4, 1929 - December 24, 2017

GILLIE, Betty Crockett, 88, of Richmond, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, William D. Gillie, Jr.; as well as eight brothers. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Gayle Meadows (Dave), Kathy Allen (Larry), and Dru Gillie (Elizabeth); sister, June Crockett Browne (Garry); and brother, Ralph Crockett. She is also...
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Beatrice Turner

December 12, 1921 - December 24, 2017

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

December 17, 1938 - December 24, 2017

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

September 27, 1927 - December 22, 2017

Our mother Gloria Rose (Villa) Weimer, 90 of Richmond, VA. formerly from Gowanda, NY, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2017 to be with her Lord. She is survived by 4 sons; Raymond (Helen) Merkt of Oklahoma, Wayne Weimer of Irving, TX , Gary (Teresa) Weimer of West Richland, WA, and Charles Weimer of Gowanda, NY; a daughter Cathy (John) Anderson of Quinton, VA; a daughter-in-law Anne Merkt...
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Richard Lloyd Jenkins

August 15, 1945 - December 22, 2017

JENKINS, Richard Lloyd, 72, of Highland Springs, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Virginia Jenkins; and brother, William Jenkins. Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Kathy Jenkins Harris; and nephews, William Jenkins, Michael Jenkins, and Brad Gray. Richard served in the US Navy. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 2 pm to 4...
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Sharon K. Mundy

November 27, 1949 - December 21, 2017

Sharon K. Mundy, 68, of Heathsville, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles R. Neff; and brothers, Sam, Jerry and Bradley Neff. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 37 years, Joseph R. "Bobby" Mundy Sr.; son, Richard P. Gibson II (Tonya); stepchildren, Beth Payne (Tim) and Bert Mundy (Barbara); grandchildren, Kailyn, Andrew (Susan)...
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Rose Marie Richmond

October 17, 1938 - December 21, 2017

Rose Marie Richmond, age 79, of Sandston, VA, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 21, 2017. She was born October 17, 1938 in Fork Union, VA to the late Harry A. and Emma T. Moon. She was a retired cashier from Pantry Pride and a career mother. She was loved by all. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Bobby Eugene Richmond; and two sons, Danny Moon and Tommy Phillips....
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Richard Thomas Lipscomb

February 26, 1927 - December 20, 2017

Richard Thomas "Pink Eye" Lipscomb, 90, of Henrico, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 33 years, Erma G. Lipscomb; brothers, Charles and Alvin Lipscomb; and sister, Ruth Fitzgerald. Richard retired from American Metal at the age of 84, where he was a truck driver. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Penny Bowman and husband, Billy...
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Neil Wayne Smith,

October 7, 1944 - December 20, 2017

SMITH, Neil "Wayne", Sr., age 73, of Charles City, was called home Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheila Smith; daughter, Shannon Smith; brother, John "Johnny" Smith; and sister, Sharon Smith Goodman. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Neil Wayne "Turkey" Smith, Jr.; grandchildren, Kenneth Wayne Hudson, Jr. and Savannah Dawn Hudson; four great...
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Robert W. Mathias,

January 17, 1937 - December 20, 2017

Robert W. Mathias, Sr., 80, of Charles City, went Home on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Virginia W. Mathias. Robert served in the U.S. Navy for six years and retired from the Air National Guard after 21 years of service. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Robert W. "Billy" Mathias, Jr. (Kathy) and Barbara "Jeannie" Slater (Kevin);...
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Jerry Edward Gwaltney

July 3, 1941 - December 19, 2017

GWALTNEY, Jerry Edward, age 76, of Highland Springs, entered the gates of heaven on December 19, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Phyllis Doane Gwaltney and Lynn Gwaltney. Jerry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bonnie Hatch Gwaltney; and son Jerry Edward "Jay" Gwaltney, Jr. of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by aunts, Anne H. Carnefix and...
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Amanda Nicole Brown

April 5, 1993 - December 18, 2017

BROWN, Amanda Nicole, 24, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. Amanda was loved and touched everyone's heart she ever met in her short life. Amanda fought to live each and every day and never deserved the struggle and pain she endured. Her smile always melted your heart. Unfortunately, Amanda left this world way too early, but she had a purpose while she was on this earth...
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Charles B. Howard,

July 28, 1933 - December 17, 2017

HOWARD, Charles Balfour, Sr., passed from this life on December 17, 2017. He is predeceased by his wife Mary Lou Howard, mother Lona J. Howard, father Ruben T. Howard, Sr., brother Ruben T. (Tink) Howard, Jr., son Harry William Stewart Howard, and step-son John B. Trimmer. He is survived by his wife Frances Trimmer Howard, son Charles B. Howard, Jr. (Pattie), daughter Virginia H. Axtell (Guy),...
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James Edward Givler

March 13, 1955 - December 16, 2017

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

February 10, 1927 - December 15, 2017

Clarence C. Bell, Sr., 90, of Sandston, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. He was a U. S. Army veteran of WW II and an avid fisherman. He was an iron molder at Richmond Foundry and retired as a welder at Consumat Systems Inc., Mechanicsville. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church for 65 years and sang in the church choir for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his son,...
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Carolyn W. Yates

October 24, 1934 - December 14, 2017

Carolyn Frances (Wilchek) Yates, 83, died peacefully on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Carolyn was a native of Richmond, Virginia and a 1952 graduate of John Marshall High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Frank Wilchek and Frances Elizabeth Powell, her brother and sister, Corky and Mary Ann, and her loving husband of 53 years Thomas Richard Yates. Tom and Carolyn married...
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Shirley J. Hughes

September 30, 1941 - December 13, 2017

Shirley J. Hughes, 76, of Sandston, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. She retired with over 40 years of service with the Virginia Department of Corrections. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church where she was active in the St. John's Council of Women. She was preceded in death by her father, James Clyde Robinette and mother, June Bennett. She is survived by her sister, Mary...
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Woodrow Wilson Edwards,

September 14, 1938 - December 12, 2017

Woodrow Wilson "Bunny" Edwards, Jr., 79, of Chester, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. He served in the U. S. Army as a paratrooper and was a retired salesman of welding equipment for Arc3, formerly Arcet. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chester. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn "Betty" Edwards; and a grandson, Shawn Matthews. The family will receive friends Monday, Dec. 18,...
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Edgar Earl Williams,

June 13, 1926 - December 11, 2017

Edgar Earl Williams, Jr. (Buddy) 91, of Quinton, VA passed peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Earl; daughter, Sherry W. Shannon; and brothers, Emory and Forrest. He is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Betty W. Williams; daughter, Debra W. Bull (John) of King William County, VA; son-in-law, Steven D. Shannon of Walkerton, VA; grandchildren...
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Mildred Hodge

January 30, 1932 - December 11, 2017

HODGE, Mildred "Puddin", 85, of Highland Springs, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. She was a Henrico County school bus driver for 52 years. Puddin Head was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Grady Hoyle Hodge. She is survived by her children, David Hodge (Joyce), Larry "Dickie" Hodge (Deborah), Michael Hodge (Sue), Robin Berry, Patti Hodge, and Alan Hodge (Kathi); 11...
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Margaret M. Knight

September 18, 1919 - December 9, 2017

KNIGHT, Margaret Minter, 98, of Richmond, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Knight Sr.; brother, Alvin Minter Jr.; and great-granddaughter, Hope. She is survived by her two sons, Charles Edward Knight Jr. and Kenneth Wilson Knight; sister, Shirley Minter Calhoun; grandchildren, Mathew Knight and Scott Knight; and numerous nieces...
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Dianna Lynn Aultman

April 14, 1958 - December 8, 2017

AULTMAN, Dianna Lynn Bunce, 59, of Charles City, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017. Dianna was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Lou Tucker Hardaway; and sister, Peggy L. Bunce. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 24 years, William W. Aultman; her children, Joseph Childress, Jr. (Emily), Casey Renee Minter (Christopher); grandchildren Ethan, Jolie, Chase, and Camden; sister,...
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Betty Ann Butner

May 15, 1944 - December 7, 2017

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

April 26, 1918 - December 7, 2017

Florence C. Pizzini, 99, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Pizzini, and her son, Ronnie Pizzini. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Tony Pizzini, and four grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231, where...
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Horace E. Smith

July 19, 1934 - December 6, 2017

Horace E. "Smitty" Smith, 83, of Sandston, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Randolph Smith and Virginia Shell; twin brother, Harold Smith; brother, Ernest Smith; and grandchildren, Jennifer and Christie. Horace grew up in the Methodist Children's Home and was a lifelong member of Providence United Methodist Church. He served in the U. S. Air...
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Alice Newman

February 7, 1927 - December 4, 2017

Alice Newman, 90, of Varina, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017. She was preceded in death in 2009 by her husband of 56 years, Fred Newman. Alice was born in Lancashire, England, where she lived for more than half her life before moving to the United States with Fred and their 3 children in 1976. Alice was a gentle woman and a most loving and devoted wife. Her family was the center of her...
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Margaret B. Merkel

January 19, 1921 - November 30, 2017

MERKEL, Margaret Binns, 96, of Henrico, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Jack" Merkel. Left to cherish her memory are her nieces and nephews, Charles Binns (Marie), Paul Binns (Mary), Earl Binns (Janet), Carolyn Bradley (Scott) and Marian Nuckolls; as well as her extended family, Arnold and Bette Gunderson, Aubrey and Linda Gunderson,...
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Virginia Zeller Barnes

May 6, 1920 - November 30, 2017

Virginia Zeller Barnes, 97, of Varina, widow of James Lester Barnes, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. She is survived by her daughters, Doris Marr and Gail Barnes, grandchildren, Steven Tolbert and Hugh Garland Marr; great-grandchildren, Chad and Josh Tolbert; sister, Barbara Arnest; brother, Sam Zeller; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Dec. 5, from...
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Mary Bottoms Sullivan

July 13, 1935 - November 29, 2017

Mary Bottoms Sullivan, 82, of Highland Springs, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Irvin A. Sullivan Sr.; son, Irvin A. Sullivan Jr.; and brother, Edward S. Bottoms. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Vicki L. Sullivan, Timothy R. Sullivan (Rona) and Terry W. Sullivan (Traci); grandchildren, Katherine Leonard (Nick),...
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Wendy Estes Houston

May 13, 1954 - November 29, 2017

Wendy Estes Houston, 63, of Lanexa, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Louise Estes. Wendy was a member of Smith Memorial Baptist Church and worked as a Missions Specialist with International Mission Board for 15 years. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Butch Houston; children, Joan Duszynski and Chad Houston; grandchildren...
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Irma Hudgins Barnett

September 2, 1917 - November 28, 2017

BARNETT, Irma Hudgins, widow of Adlai S. Barnett, died peacefully at age 100, on November 28, 2017. She was the oldest longtime member of New Bridge Baptist Church. Irma ("Grandy") will remain a blessing and joy in the hearts of all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Nancy Tureman Harper and Bonnie Tureman Poindexter; granddaughters, Kendall Chartier (Tom) and Sandy...
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Frankie Lee Kanka

December 4, 1933 - November 28, 2017

KANKA, Frankie Lee, 83, of Highland Springs, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. She was born in Elkin, NC, December 4, 1933. She was a longtime member of the Patterson Avenue SDA Church and a longtime employee of Richmond Steel. Frankie was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, William Kanka, brothers Buddy and JR. She is survived by her five children; Jesse W. Beville (Sheilah),...
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Mildred Ida Wyman

November 22, 1919 - November 27, 2017

Mildred Ida Wyman, 98, of Highland Springs, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert E. "Bob" Wyman; and brothers, Earl, Glenn, and Elvis Gohn. Mildred was a lifelong member of New Bridge Baptist Church. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Dennis E. Wyman; siblings, Ina Nuckols and Kelly Gohn (Virginia); as...
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William Oliver Helton

August 1, 1924 - November 26, 2017

HELTON, JR., William Oliver "Buddy", 93, of Quinton, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. In October 1942, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps and worked as an aircraft mechanic where he was assigned to the 15th Air Force 454 Bomber Group, serving in Italy. During which, he was promoted several times and received numerous citations. Upon returning to the states at the end of WWII, he...
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Gloria Nelson Martin

October 13, 1940 - November 26, 2017

MARTIN, Gloria Mae Nelson, 77, departed this life on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Predeceased by her parents, Harrison Carter and Louise West Nelson, and her husband of 60 years, William D. (Buddy) Martin, she is survived by her son, Bud (Gigi) and grandson, Tyler, of Cleveland, OH, and son, Tim (Colleen) of Thomasville, NC. Also surviving are her sisters, Judy McGee of Chesterfield, VA, and Rhonda...
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Mavis A. Green

December 25, 1920 - November 26, 2017

Mavis A. (Hall) Green, of Sandston, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. She was born Dec. 24, 1920 in Jonesville, VA, to Ernest W. and Hattie Cooney Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert N. Green. She is survived by her sons, Richard H. Green, Steven W. Green and Ronald E. Green, nine grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was a long-time member of Sandston Baptist Church...
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John W. Pearce

September 29, 1929 - November 24, 2017

John W. Pearce, 88, of Petersburg, passed away on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. He was a retired CWO4 with the U. S. Army, serving in the occupation of Japan in 1948, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era where he received the Bronze Star. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helga F. Pearce and is survived by his son, Steven R. Pearce and his wife, Judy; grandchild, Christie Hartbarger; and three...
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Michael Charles Reiss

December 11, 1956 - November 23, 2017

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

December 20, 1956 - November 23, 2017

Michael Charles Reiss, 60, of Richmond, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 23, 2017. He worked as a pool builder for the past 35 years. Left to cherish his memory are his lifelong partner, Janet Craddock; son, Keenan Eberhard (Nikki); grandchildren, Keenan II and Kayden; uncle, Charles Forman; niece, Kassidy Reiss; and work partner, Josh. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m....
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Annie Lee Fox

October 29, 1931 - November 23, 2017

Annie Lee Fox, 86, of Sandston, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy M. Fox; daughter-in-law, Ruth Fox; granddaughter, Heather Geer; and sister, Florence "Ducky" Lent. Annie was a member of Harvest Baptist Church. Left to cherish her memory are her children, John Fox, Bubba Fox, Judy Jones (Jimbo) and Janet Fox; grandchildren, Hope Gray ...
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Wilbur Fleming Mallory,

January 17, 1924 - November 18, 2017

MALLORY, JR. Wilbur Fleming, 93, of Richmond passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army Air Corps, Eighth Air Force. He was a retired brick mason and a 75 year member of the Bricklayers Union No.1. Fleming was a member of Henrico Union Lodge No. 130 Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Meadowbridge Seventh-day Adventist Church. Fleming was preceded...
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Steve Bryant Germain

March 18, 1973 - November 17, 2017

GERMAIN, Stephen Bryant, 44, of Quinton passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother Marsha McCormick Moore. Steve is survived by his father, Stephen J. Germain (Lee); step-father, James H. Moore; son, Dylan Joseph Germain; partner in life, Debbie Hass; siblings, Melissa Cary (Scott), Michael Germain (Gabriella), Taylor Germain; aunts and uncles, Walter J....
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Catherine Zimmer Forsyth

February 7, 1928 - November 17, 2017

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231. A Funeral Mass will be conducted on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 213 N 25th St., Richmond, Va. 23223 with interment to follow at 1 p.m. in Washington Memorial Park in Sandston. Condolences may be conveyed to the...
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Jeanne Hunter Carter

August 28, 1931 - November 14, 2017

Jeanne Hunter Carter entered Heaven on November 14, 2017. Born in Madison, West Virginia in 1931, she lived in Maine, Florida, Libya, and Germany as a proud Air Force wife and mother before settling with her family in Sandston in 1962. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dean Carter; and is survived by her four daughters, Connie Bethel, Cindy Hicks (Ira), Camille Austin (Ed) and...
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Lillian Burch Wallo

January 12, 1926 - November 14, 2017

WALLO, Lillian Burch, 91, died in the comfort of her home, November 14, 2017. She was surrounded in life by her family, who are grieving her loss. The ever faithful support of her son, Nelson, is beyond compare. He never left her side throughout her long, courageous battle with illness. Lillian was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Paul Wallo Jr.; parents, Grace E. Burch and Lucian R....
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Vera Hunt Hite

June 13, 1926 - November 13, 2017

Vera Hunt Hite, 91 years old, passed away on November 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Donald Keith Hite. She is survived by her husband, Walter S. Hite; children James Hite (Bobbie), Donna Sauls (Paul), Peggy Johnson; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday,...
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Ronald C. Wingfield, Sr.

November 14, 1953 - November 12, 2017

WINGFIELD, SR., Ronald C., 63, of Richmond, passed away on November 12, 2017. Ronald was preceded in death by his father, Carlton M. Wingfield. Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Gladys L. Wingfield and wife, Kelly Wingfield; children, Ronald C. Wingfield, Jr., Clayton Daniel, Bradley Carlton, Whitney Danise, Tabitha Leighanne; step-children, Kayla C. Reed, Thomas T.J. Reed and Phillip A....
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Angelia Marie Linenberger

December 26, 1969 - November 11, 2017

Angie Linenberger, 47, of New Kent passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Linenberger; mother, Kathleen Higgins; and father, George "Big Boy" Higgins. She is survived by her sister, Norma Jean Cahoon (Neil); brother, Norman James Powers; nieces, Jordan and Madison Cahoon; aunt, Elaine Lally; and cousin, Danielle Owen. Graveside services will...
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Jerry Dean Morrison

November 6, 1956 - November 10, 2017

Jerry Dean Morrison, 61, of Sandston, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Jacob Morrison (Tali) and Maci Morrison; mother, Janet Bartgis; and siblings, Steve, Bobby and Jackie. A celebration of Jerry's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, at the VFW Post 8529, 1501 Old Williamsburg Rd., Sandston, Va. 23150.
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Melvin S. Chinault

April 11, 1953 - November 10, 2017

Melvin S. Chinalult, Sr., 64, of Highland Springs, went Home to be with God on Friday, November 10, 2017. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Melvin Jr. (Lisa), Dawn (Hanson), Lester and Shannon (Pedro); grandchildren, Dustin, Taylor, Hope, Cody, Joseph, Michael, Jasmine, Hailie-Dawn, Charlotte, Brihanna, Jayden, Morgan, Dylan and Shayla; great-grandchildren, Arya, Avery, Jaysen, Kaiser;...
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Alan Ray Massengale

February 16, 1947 - November 10, 2017

Alan Ray Massengale, 70, of Chesterfield, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elsie Massengale; and brothers, Terry, David and Leo. Alan was a member of Fort Lee Baptist Church and retired as an engineer with the U.S. Army. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict, as well as the Air National Guard. Alan was a member of...
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Elmo Raymond Mann

October 1, 1944 - November 10, 2017

Elmo Raymond Mann, Jr., 73, of Sandston, stepped into eternity on Friday, November 10, 2017. He was a member of Victory Tabernacle Church of God and retired from Alcoa. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Betty Hall Mann; children, Chris Mann, Elmo Jason Mann, Aaron Mann (Tamara) and April Mann Digirolamo; grandchildren, Travis, Chloe and Samuel; and sister, Connie Pace (R.A.). The family...
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Virginia Ward vonGemmingen

March 29, 1927 - November 6, 2017

Virginia Ward vonGemmingen, was born on March 29, 1927, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She moved to Lynchburg, Virginia in 1940. She graduated from E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg. She attended Madison College, where she received a pre-nursing degree. She graduated from Johnston-Willis School of Nursing. In 1950, she married Sigmund Otto vonGemmingen and moved to Highland Springs. Her husband preceded...
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Pauline S. Boyce

March 25, 1924 - November 5, 2017

BOYCE, Pauline Sanders, 93, of Manassas (formerly of Richmond), passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Pauline was born and raised in Pike County, Kentucky. During her years in the Richmond area, she was a member of the Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, William Carlyle Boyce, Sr.; as well as her brother, Ralph Sanders; sister, Mabel Ratliff; sister,...
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Frank Lloyd Beale

June 9, 1934 - November 5, 2017

Frank Lloyd Beale, Sr., 83, of Sandston, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, November 5, 2017. Born in Franklin, Va., he was preceded in death by his parents, James I. Beale, Jr. and Evelyn L. Beale; three siblings, James I. Beale, III, Peggy Keller, and Anne Parmelee. He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Patricia B. Beale; sons, Frank "Chip" L. Beale, Jr. (Beckie) and Stephen B. Beale ...
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Marion Louise King Carey

June 25, 1928 - November 5, 2017

Marion Louise King Carey, 89, of Henrico, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Earle V. Carey; sister, Rosemary Violet King; and brothers, William and Jimmy King. Marion was a former member of East Hialeah Baptist Church in Florida and became a member of Varina Baptist Church when it opened in 1967. Left to cherish her memory are her...
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Betty Vaught Pearson

June 19, 1929 - November 4, 2017

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

May 22, 1949 - November 3, 2017

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

June 12, 1949 - November 3, 2017

Boatwright, Donna W., 68, of Highland Springs, went to be with the Lord on November 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Phyllis Wright; a grandson, Justin McCubbins; and her beloved dog, Lacey. She is survived by her three children, Fran Orphan (Dana), Sara Fowler (David), and Ben Boatwright (Kelly), as well as six grandchildren. She also leaves behind three sisters,...
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Erna Margaret McNeal

May 29, 1922 - November 2, 2017

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

March 12, 1937 - November 2, 2017

On Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at 1:00 a.m. Jesus wrapped his loving arms around Mary Ashlin Annis and carried her home. Mary was a school nurse for Henrico County and was a Rescue Squad EMT for ten years. She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Linwood Ashlin and parents, Courtney and Bernard Walker. She is survived by her husband, Ronald...
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Irene Watson Marshall

May 28, 1936 - November 1, 2017

Irene Watson Marshall, 81, of Highland Springs, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Raymond Watson Sr. and Grace Hall Watson; and her brother, Pete Watson. She attended Corinth United Methodist Church for a number of years. She retired as a Supervisor from the DMV with over 30 years of service. She was full of life and could...
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Gladys Atkins Lindsey

May 26, 1927 - November 1, 2017

Gladys A. Lindsey, 90, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Lindsey; parents, John E. and Ruth Shelton Atkins; grandson, Matthew Scott Lindsey; and four sisters, Ellis Bullock, Leota Hart, Ruby Hart and Louise Cox. Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Kenneth R. Lindsey (Barbara), Brenda Hall (John) and...
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John F. Beck

January 17, 1938 - October 30, 2017

BECK, John Francis, 79, of Henrico, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and the University of Richmond. John worked for a number of years for Southern Cross Mattress Company, selling products in the southern portion of Virginia to eastern Texas. Following his tenure with Southern Cross, he assumed a position with a local cemetery and a...
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