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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 June 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 Mae 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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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 A. 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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Helen Carol Smith

February 27, 1925 - October 28, 2017

Helen Carol Sederstrom Smith passed away peacefully on October 28, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, Clara and Gustav Sederstrom and her husband of 68 years, Jeff D. Smith Jr. She is survived by her sister, Olga O'Connor of Houston, TX; children, Jeff D. Smith III (Brenda), Pamela Smith, Kimberley Smith McLean (Bill), Lynnleigh Smith Maloney (Michael); grandchildren, Megan Smith Ragsdale ...
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Nicholas Jerome Ackies

December 30, 1998 - October 27, 2017

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

October 1, 1944 - October 27, 2017

SEELMAN, Patricia Snellings, 73, of Henrico, was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 27, 2017, and was finally reunited with her late beloved husband of 46 and a half years, Frederick Allen "Fred" Seelman Sr. She loved to cook, share recipes and entertain her family and friends. Pat's favorite pastimes were cooking and completing brainteasers. She was a professional tax...
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Sandra P. Meade

November 15, 1941 - October 26, 2017

Born on November 15, 1941, Sandra passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on October 26, 2017. She was a loving mother to Steven T. Meade, Eric C. Meade and Loren D. Pierce and her husband, Michael. Sandra was married to Ronald A. Meade for 51 years and had resided in Gloucester for the last 40 years. She leaves behind broken hearts of children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren who will...
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Janice Lucille Seay

May 13, 1932 - October 26, 2017

Janice Lucille Seay, 85, of Sandston, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Seay. She was a loving mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children, Patricia Riggs (Roy), Aubrey W. Watts Jr., Robert L. Watts (Sandra), and William R. Watts; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. The...
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Irene Dillard McKay

July 15, 1922 - October 25, 2017

Irene Dillard McKay, 95, of Highland Springs, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 69 years, Neil G. McKay Sr.; father, George W. Dillard; mother, Bertha Gray Meredith; and sisters, Thelma Holland (Charles) and Blanche Robertson (Leonard). Irene was a longtime member of Highland Springs United Methodist Church and she retired from the...
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Richard Earl Powers

September 24, 1925 - October 25, 2017

Richard Earl Powers, Sr., 92, of Henrico, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Phyllis Ophelia; his son, Richard Jr. (Rebecca) of Sandston; daughters, Karen Starkey (Ammon) of Varina and Mary Haskins (Otie) of Chatham; two sisters, Mabel Joyce of Newport News and Betsy Mouring (John) of Culpeper; eight grandchildren; and 22 great...
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Margot Ochmann Austin

April 17, 1927 - October 25, 2017

Margot O. Austin, 90, of Highland Spring, went home on October 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Austin Sr. She will be loved and missed. Meet at graveside services at Washington Memorial Park on October 31, 2017 at 12 PM. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.nelsenrichmond.com.
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Ruby C. Edwards

October 23, 1918 - October 25, 2017

Ruby Mae Carper Edwards (99), of Richmond, VA, had a happy reunion with her beloved husband of almost 67 years, Kenneth G. Edwards, in the early morning hours of October 25, 2017. Mae was born on October 23, 1918, in Dublin, VA, and had lived for the last five years with her daughter and son-in-law in Blackstone, VA. She was caring. She cared for her siblings and mother, cared for her husband...
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Reva Mayo Hrabovsky

September 21, 1940 - October 23, 2017

Reva Mayo Hrabovsky,77, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Hrabovsky Sr. She is survived by a special friend, Robert Nuckols; stepson, Andrew Hrabovsky Jr.; siblings, Nancy Rapalee (James), Jewell Alexander (Bob), Howard Mayo (Evelyn) and James Mayo (June); a special nephew, Todd Rapalee (Vickie); great-nephew,...
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Matilda Louise Gilliland

February 20, 1927 - October 22, 2017

Matilda "Louise" Gilliland, 90, of Sandston, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Earl Gilliland; mother, Mary B. Newcomb Hicks; and sister, Mary Ann Jackson. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Ann Moorefield and Joseph Earl Gilliland Jr.; grandchildren, Lori Marks and Adam Moorefield; great-grandchildren, Presley and Sutton Marks and...
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Kenneth G. Brown

June 19, 1931 - October 21, 2017

Kenneth G. Brown, 86, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017. He was preceded in death by his four brothers; Bob, Don, Ernie, and his twin brother, Keith; and his beloved daughter, Nancy. He worked at McLean Trucking Company and served his country honorably in the United States Navy. He was a hardworking, giving, and caring husband, dad, and grandfather; his family and friends meant the world...
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Walter Frederick Powles

September 30, 1935 - October 20, 2017

POWLES, Walter F. "Pee Wee", 82, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Friday, October20, 2017. He was a 1954 graduate of the John Marshall Cadets, being a Captain in Company C and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 with the Army National Guard, with more than 40 years of service. He had a passion for trains and automobiles and was an avid boater and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his...
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George Clifton McGee

November 15, 1928 - October 20, 2017

MCGEE, George C., 88, of Sandston died Friday, October 20, 2017. He was the widower of Rosalynd B. McGee and was also predeceased by daughter, Catherine Barker and brother, Russell McGee. He is survived by daughter, Karen Smith and brother, Louis McGee and other relatives and friends in the Richmond area and South Carolina. Upon graduating from the Virginia Military Institute in 1951, he...
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Margaret Ruth Arnall

December 16, 1923 - October 17, 2017

Ruth Arnall, 93, of Henrico passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. She was a very active member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church and very active in a number of clubs including the Woman's Club and knitting clubs. She worked until she was 70 years old and then thoroughly enjoyed her retirement. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, William and Kate Arnall; and two sisters, Katheryn Austin...
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Priscilla B. Tucker

January 25, 1948 - October 17, 2017

Priscilla Bass Tucker, 69, of Sandston, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Tucker, and sister, Dixie A. Greene. Priscilla was retired from AT&T. Left to cherish her memories are her sister, Gloria B. Pierce; nephews, Thomas A. Driggers and D. Joseph Greene; nieces, Georgia T. Shortridge and Dawn G. Mason; as well as numerous beloved...
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Gladys S. Watson

March 31, 1926 - October 16, 2017

Gladys Irene Swann Watson, born on March 31, 1926, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Edgar and Elsie Swann; her husband of 70 years, Marion K. Watson, Sr.; and two sisters, Rosa Catlett and Helen Payne. She is survived by her son, Marion Kenneth Watson, Jr. (Linda); her daughter, Janice Watson Caldwell (Steve); six grandchildren, Dawn Watson...
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Norma Yvonne Gray

September 26, 1946 - October 15, 2017

Gray, Norma Y., 71, of Richmond, Va., departed this life on Sunday, October 15, 2017. She is survived by her son, A. Renese Ferguson (Natalie) & Yukie Gould; grandchildren, Dorian & Kaylen Ferguson, and Xavier & Kyla Bradby; brother, Michael Gray; sisters, Selma Sultan, Linda Gray, Deborah Jennings (Wayne), Donna Gray-Moore (Cardell, Sr.); nieces, Warith Sultan & Kisha Brown, along with great...
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Dorothy Bowery Rose

December 28, 1932 - October 14, 2017

Dorothy Bowery Rose, born in New Kent, VA passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 38 years, Bert Rose; her parents, Bernard L. Bowery, Sr. and Minnie Grubbs Bowery; and her brothers, Bernard, Jr. "Junie" (Louise), William "Willie" (Ellen) and Charles "Charlie" Bowery. She is survived by her children, Debra K. Rose, B. Steven Rose and Michael L....
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Virginia E. Davis

August 6, 1923 - October 14, 2017

Virginia E. Davis, 94, of Highland Springs, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Arthur Silva, Sr. (1961) and Ranny Davis (1998); and her son, Gene Silva (2013). Left to cherish her memory are her children, Virginia Stephens (Tom), Lottie McClendon, Arthur Silva (Donna), Joseph Silva (Jeri), and Betty Silva (Marvin); 20 grandchildren; 30 great...
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Mary Alma Maddox Puckett

March 23, 1922 - October 13, 2017

Mary Alma Maddox Puckett, 95, of Sandston, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Ralph E. Puckett; grandson, Brian E. Puckett; and seven siblings. Mary was a lifetime member of New Bridge Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and being outside. Mary was a loving mother and grandmother, who will be greatly missed. Left to cherish her memory...
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Patricia Walters Brown

September 17, 1945 - October 12, 2017

Patricia Walters Brown, 72, of Charles City, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Linda Walters. Patricia was a member of Hardy Central Baptist Church. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Linda Bowen, Kevin Renn (Teresa) and Joshua Brown; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four sisters, three brothers, several nieces...
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Betterton Compton

May 25, 1926 - October 11, 2017

Betterton Compton, 91, of Sandston, passed away peacefully in his sleep during the early hours of October 11, 2017. Betterton was born May 25, 1926, to James and Louise Compton. The tenth of eleven children, he grew up on his parents' tobacco farm near Kenbridge in Lunenberg County. Drafted shortly after his 18th birthday, Betterton served in the Army during World War II and participated in...
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Nancy C. Pace

October 19, 1940 - October 11, 2017

Nancy C. Pace, 76, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, James F. Pace, Sr.; daughter-in-law, Sherry Pace; grandson, C. J. Pace; and parents, William M. and Mary E. Jackson. Nancy is survived by three sons, James F., Jr., Raymond, Sr. (Diana) and Clifford Pace, Sr.; five grandchildren, Jeremy, April (Nick), Raymond, Jr. (April), Kimberly and George;...
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William Francis Taylor

November 8, 1929 - October 9, 2017

William Francis "Mike" Taylor, 87, of Sandston, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017. Mike was retired from the U.S. Army National Guard with 44 years of distinguished service. He also retired from Capital Chevrolet as a service manager. He loved hunting, fishing, autoracing, and restoring antique automobiles. He was preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish Mike's memory...
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Richard Edward Godsey

March 8, 1929 - October 6, 2017

Richard Edward "Dick" Godsey, 88, of Henrico, passed peacefully on Friday, October 6, 2017. While in the Navy, he served aboard the USS Leyte (CV32). He also served in the 192nd Tactical Air Command, U.S. Air National Guard, for over 30 years. Richard enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, bowling, racing RC cars, spending time at Grey's Point, hitting the gym, playing...
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Bernice Fisher Selph

May 6, 1925 - October 2, 2017

SELPH, Bernice Virginia Fisher, 92, of Sandston, entered Heaven's Gates on Monday, October 2, 2017. She was a member of Sandston Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 176, Sandston Women's Club and Windsor Club of Elko. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.P. "Bill" Selph; parents, Eustace and Evelyn Kahl Fisher; daughter, Diane S. Fowler; and brothers,...
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Helen M. Clark

April 14, 1934 - October 2, 2017

CLARK, Helen Marie, 83, of Richmond, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Raleigh P. Clark and Lorene Clark. Helen loved to travel, shop, and spend time with her fur babies. She is survived by her nieces, Deborah Crawford and Laura Crawford; and great-nephew, Clark Crawford (Annie). A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 3, from 5:30 to 8...
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Betty Aigner Helmick

February 24, 1939 - September 29, 2017

Betty A. Helmick, born February 24, 1939 in Richmond, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 29, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Bruce Helmick; parents, Louis and Emily Aigner; and an infant sister. Mrs. Helmick is survived by her sons, Ted, Jeff (Lisa), Mark (Tracie), Brent (Nicole); grandchildren, Christine, Blake,...
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Gwen Denzler DuVall

January 22, 1941 - September 28, 2017

Gwen Denzler Duvall, 76, of Henrico, went Home on Thursday, September 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Granville J. and Hazel G. Denzler. Gwen retired from Philip Morris after 32 years of service and was a member of New Life Baptist Church. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Terrie Coffield (Scott) of Virginia Beach, Cheryl Purks and Sherrie Talley of Henrico;...
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Merie Ellis Proffitt

May 21, 1929 - September 28, 2017

Merie E. Proffitt, 88, of Henrico, passed away on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Proffitt; and two sons, Charles Jr. and Timothy Wade. She was a member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church. She loved animals, especially horses. She is survived by her two daughters, Christy Proffitt-Hurrey and Susan Hicks (John), and several grandchildren....
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Sarah Mann Jordan

March 22, 1932 - September 27, 2017

Sarah M. Jordan, 85, of Sandston, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Carolena Mann; two brothers; and one sister. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 65 years, Bernard Jordan; son, Trey and his wife, Cyndi Jordan; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Holly; and sisters, Lillian Mann and Caroline Smith. The family will receive...
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Veronica Alexandra Peralta

April 29, 1979 - September 24, 2017

PERALTA, Veronica A., 38, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at her home. She loved to dance and be with her family and friends. Left to cherish Veronica's memory are her loving husband, Jose Gonzalez; son John; and daughter Erika; her parents Hector and Rosa Peralta of Canelones, Uruguay; four brothers and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Veronica's family...
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David Alan Funai

October 3, 1955 - September 24, 2017

David Alan Funai, 61, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Left to cherish his memory are his life partner and best friend, Brenda Seay; children, Jenny Funai, Jeep Baldwin, C.J. Seay, and Derek Seay; grandchildren, Michael Thurston, Aiyana Lail, Chad Seay, Kellen Seay, and Kade Seay; siblings; Robert "Link" Funai, Mike Funai, Virgil Funai, Willie Funai, and Roberta Hancock, as...
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Beatrice H. Stanford

November 30, 1934 - September 24, 2017

Beatrice H. Stanford, 82, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017. She enjoyed traveling, sitting by the pool and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed watching sports on TV. She was preceded in death by her six siblings. Left to cherish Beatrice's memory are her husband of 63 years, Robert S. Stanford, Jr.; her daughters, Joan Stanford and Roberta...
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Shane Lee Gentry

October 12, 1992 - September 23, 2017

Shane L. Gentry, 24, of Sandston, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Shane enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, skateboarding, listening to music and hanging out with his friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Peggy Gentry; paternal grandfather, Thomas Smith Jr.; aunt, Deborah Turner; uncle, Stephen "Jasper" Smith. Left to cherish Shane's...
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James Webster Kirby

February 18, 1926 - September 20, 2017

James W. Kirby "Kirby," 91, of Varina, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy in World War II. He is preceded in death by his son, Mike Kirby. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary F. Kirby; his children, Mildred Scorborough (Bob), Robert Kirby, and Deborah Thomas (Danny); grandchildren, Melissa, Ashley (Ryan), and...
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William I. Hicks,

July 30, 1922 - September 19, 2017

William I. "Bill" Hicks, Jr., 95, of Henrico, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was retired from Delta Airlines in Miami, FL and was an avid boatman and sailor. He was a member of the Alberg 30 Club and moored his boat in Deltaville, VA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Hicks; father, William I. Hicks, Sr.; mother, Arlie Gill Buchanan; and two brothers, Lee and Bernard...
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Kathleen L. Bottenfield

January 13, 1922 - September 18, 2017

BOTTENFIELD, Kathleen, age 95, widow of Arlie Bottenfield, passed away peacefully September 18, 2017. Her close survivors include her two sons, Randy (Argice) and Wayne (Roslyn) Bottenfield; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and one remaining brother, Donald Loan (Betty). The family appreciates everyone who associated in Kathleen's care and comfort. Private funeral services are...
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Ard Raymond Wollett

August 7, 1929 - September 17, 2017

Wollett, Ard Raymond, 88 of Sandston VA died September 17, 2017 peacefully at home holding his wife's hand. He was born in the mountains of Mt. Union, PA. Ard was preceded in death by his father, Ard Powell Wollett; mother, Eva Wollett Spennati; and brother, William "Bill" Wollett. After he graduated from Mount Union HS, he worked for the PA Railroad at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia....
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Thelma Gertrude Locks

July 23, 1932 - September 17, 2017

Thelma G. Locks, 85, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday September 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Sonny Locks. Left to cherish Thelma's memory are her daughters, Linda Ledford (Bruce) and Sandi Ferguson; son, Bubba Locks (Debbie); granddaughter, Joy Poteat (Scott); a great-granddaughter, Addie; dear neighbors, Ronnie and Paula Cook. A graveside service will be...
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Carrie Lee Peyton

January 17, 1948 - September 14, 2017

Born in Harlem, NY on a cold winter night, Carrie Lee Peyton entered her parents' world January 17, 1948. Her mother's untimely death in 1949 left her father lost with an 18 month old, but God never leaves or takes away anything that you need. He replaced her mother with her Aunt Esther Peyton-Johnston-Terry. How blessed Carolyn was, always having a mother's love. Carolyn's love...
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Carol Fouts Phillips

September 22, 1943 - September 14, 2017

PHILLIPS, Carol Fouts, 73, of Sandston, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Donald "Mutt" Phillips; two sons, Steve Radford and Jeff Radford (Alma); two grandchildren, Jami Radford and John Thomas "T.J." Radford; her sister, Melody Wilson (Ralph); brother, Mike Fouts; and sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Kenny Terrell. It was...
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Joseph H. Akers

March 24, 1928 - September 13, 2017

Joseph H. Akers, 89, of Henrico, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 67 years, Rose Akers; children, Germaine Ellis (Donald), Marcia Wade (E.G.), Darlene Burton (James), Joseph Akers, Carolyn Akers and Jennie Meisner; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Roskoski and Gail Akers; as well as numerous...
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Raleigh Milton James

July 22, 1928 - September 11, 2017

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

June 21, 1941 - September 10, 2017

Delores "Dee" Clayton Cooper, 76, of Henrico, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. She was retired from Lucent Technologies and most recently worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Dee was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Cooper. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Brenda L. Alvis (Wayne), Dorothy L. Boling (George), and Barry L. Cooper (Ruth V.); 14...
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Fran Zoe Rackley

March 8, 1967 - September 9, 2017

Frances "Fran" Z. Rackley, age 50, of Sandston, Va., passed away unexpectedly on September 9, 2017. Fran was predeceased by her brother, Thad Rackley. She is survived by her parents, Dave and Beverley Rackley; her stepdaughter, Amanda Henderson; her nephew, TJ Rackley; her nieces, Arianna and Lyric Rackley; and many other loving family and friends. Fran will be forever missed and will...
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Darrell L. Barnette

June 6, 1961 - September 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA. Obituary and service details at a later date.
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Ronald Maurice Spedden

April 1, 1957 - September 8, 2017

Ronald Maurice Spedden, 60, of Richmond, passed away on September 8, 2017. He was a retired teacher for Colonial Heights High School and a retired CHHS soccer coach. He graduated from UVA in 1979 with a B.A. in History, and received his Master's in Education in 1981. He was a UVA ticket holder for 30 years, loved to BBQ, enjoyed music and talking about music, loved to debate on political subjects...
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Joan Marie Harding

March 2, 1936 - September 7, 2017

HARDING, Joan Marie McNally, 81, of Powhatan, Va., loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother, passed away peacefully September 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James E Harding; and their daughter, Debra M Harding Rusnack. She is survived by her son, Michael A Harding (Melissa); daughter, Cynthia H Rawls (Doug); grandchildren, Jared and Olivia Harding, Taylor and...
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Frances Lucado Huddleston

May 16, 1921 - September 6, 2017

HUDDLESTON, Frances Lucado, departed this life on September 6, 2017. She was born on May 16, 1921, in Eagle Rock, Virginia. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Walter Huddleston; and five siblings. She is survived by her daughters, Gladys Huddleston, Rae Levy and Jan Cooley (Roger); grandchildren, Jonathan Gunn, Amy Alexander (James) and Eric Callahan (Andrea); great-granddaughter,...
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