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Sandra Lea Russell

December 13, 1960 - August 19, 2017

Sandra Lea Russell, 56, of Henrico, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Reidy Russell; and her mother, Flora Inez Russell. Sandra was a member of Corinth Methodist Church. Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Linda Strickler (Paul); brother, Thomas Russell (Marian Mackerer); nephews, Christopher Strickler, Michael Strickler and Daniel...
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Cecil G. Sawyer,

December 11, 1926 - August 16, 2017

Cecil G. Sawyer, Jr., 90, of Henrico, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. He was an Army veteran and a member of Grove Avenue Baptist Church. Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, Lillie and Cecil Sawyer, Sr.; and his brother, Melvin Sawyer. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 64 years, Catherine Sawyer; daughter, Kathy Sawyer; grandcat, ButterCup;...
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Bonnie Lee Woods

February 8, 1961 - August 14, 2017

Bonnie Lee Woods, 56, of Ruther Glen, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Johnathan Woods (Jessica); grandchildren, Nicholas, Robert, and Deborah; soul mate, Eddie Yusi; parents, Joyce and Joe Byers; brother, Robert Kelley (Lisa); nephew, Gabriel; and niece, Rebecca. The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., on Monday,...
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Maureen Heard Johnson

July 26, 1934 - August 13, 2017

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

August 13, 1976 - August 12, 2017

Berke Bates, 40, of Quinton, passed away on August 12, 2017. He is survived by his parents, Kathleen Marie and Robert Melvin Bates; wife, Amanda Bates; two children, one daughter and one son; brother, Craig Bates, along with numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave....
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Harold Whitney Bohannon,

March 5, 1923 - August 11, 2017

Harold Whitney Bohannon, Sr. of Richmond, Virginia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, August 11, 2017 at the age of 94. Whitney was preceded in death by his parents, J. Ellis Bohannon Jr. and Josephine O. Bohannon of Richmond and sister, Glenna Huzek of Richmond. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Elizabeth P. Bohannon of Richmond; and one son, Harold Jr. (Vonnie) of...
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Louis Elwood Burnett,

July 27, 1924 - August 10, 2017

Louis E. Burnett, Sr., 93, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was retired from General Motors and a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Highland Springs. Louis served in the U.S. Army during World War II in an artillery unit. He is preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Alice Morrell Burnett. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Louis E. Burnett, Jr. ...
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Pat Dean Hughes

March 8, 1956 - August 6, 2017

Patrick "Pat" Hughes, 61, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest J. Hughes, Jr. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Shirley Hughes; children, Amy, Kirsten, and Christian Hughes; siblings, Lisa Hartz (Doug) and Mike Hughes (Sunday); and best friend, Tommy Wilson. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 8,...
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Jane Powell

January 3, 1923 - August 4, 2017

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

September 2, 1922 - August 3, 2017

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

June 11, 1928 - August 2, 2017

WALKER, James W., "Jim", 89 of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by Ruth, his wife of 67 years. Left to cherish Jim's memory are his sons; Jamie Walker(Daphne), Mark Walker(Susan); grandchildren, Matthew Walker(Emily), William Walker(Linnea), Stewart Walker, Haley Cook(Jacob), Davis Walker, and Sydney Swanson, and one great-granddaughter, Elise...
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George Vincent Tate,

September 4, 1933 - August 1, 2017

George Vincent Tate, Sr., 83, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. He served in the Korean War and retired as a CW3 with the Army National Guard. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne P. Tate; children, George V. Tate, Jr., Barry D. Tate, Robert E Short, Jr. and Temple S. Womack; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, William C. Parkinson, Jr....
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Robert Edwin Gary

September 8, 1955 - July 31, 2017

Robert "Bob" Gary, 61, of Charles City, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017. He served in the U. S. Army and was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, William F. Gary, Sr.; brother, Bruce Gary; and sister, Brenda Powell. He is survived by his wife, Susan Gary; son, Anthony Baxter; grandchild, Antonia Brown; great-grandchildren, Tyreese Lemon and Heaven...
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William Lloyd Grubbs,

September 28, 1946 - July 29, 2017

GRUBBS, William "Willy or Billy" Lloyd, 70 of Henrico, Virginia died on July 29,2017 from complications due to pancreatic cancer treatments. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Anne Hanvey Grubbs and their two children Julie Waitman (Tommy) and Will Grubbs (Tiffany). He has five beloved grandchildren: Jordan, Madison, Cole, Ella and Averie. Willy also leaves behind one brother, Lewis...
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Paul L. Vance, Sr.

November 17, 1952 - July 29, 2017

Paul Lawrence Vance, 64, of Highland Springs, passed away, Saturday, July 29, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, Timothy Aaron Vance, mother, Rosalie Vance and son, Paul Lawrence Vance, Jr. Paul is survived by his wife, Peggy Damron Vance; daughters, Jessica Rose and Rebeckah Jane Vance; sons, Joseph Vance, Maurice Bailey, Brandon Macklin; and step-son, Joshua Martin; siblings, Edward...
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H.J. James Jackson

August 4, 1947 - July 29, 2017

JACKSON, Harry James "H. J.", 69, born in Aiken, SC on August 4, 1947, passed away on July 29, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dantzler Jackson and Margaret H. Litton, and is survived by his spouse, Carolyn S. Jackson; children, Valerie Self (Bob), Tammy Cross (Tim), Richard Jackson (Yvonne), and Judy Shepherd (Adam); grandchildren, Michael Corker, Patricia Mattison, Amber Jackson...
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James R. Price

April 28, 1939 - July 27, 2017

James R. Price, 78, of Richmond passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017. He served in the U. S. Navy and the Virginia Air National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Peggy Price and a daughter, Debra Benton. James is survived by his sister, Patricia Elmes (Roy); niece, Robin Reid; two nephews, James Reid (Bobbi) and their son, Brad and Danny Elmes (Stacey) and their daughter...
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Ernest Abner Wright,

November 26, 1921 - July 26, 2017

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

November 5, 1949 - July 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Mabel Louise Tibbs Estes

May 28, 1925 - July 23, 2017

Mabel Louise Tibbs Estes, 92, of Wake, formerly of Henrico, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 23, 2017. She was a member of Hardy Central Baptist Church and most recently attended Hermitage Baptist Church. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Leon D. Estes; parents, George and Frances Tibbs; and great-granddaughter, Destiny. Left to cherish her memory are her four children, Barbara...
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Walter Ritger,

January 28, 1949 - July 21, 2017

RITGER, Walter, 68, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. He retired from Nabisco as a machinist. He enjoyed fishing and going to Las Vegas. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Mlynczak; and a brother, Kenneth Hechler. Left to cherish Walter's memory are his wife, Brenda; daughter, Kelly Hott (Danny); four grandchildren, Daniel (Megan), Mcrae, Jacob and Kristlin; three...
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Reitta Sue Wing

December 26, 1948 - July 17, 2017

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

February 8, 1946 - July 16, 2017

Diane Dennette Shaw,71, left this world on Sunday, July 16, 2017, to be an angel. She is survived by her loving husband, Floyd W. "Billy" Shaw, Sr.; her two children, Stephanie Lentini and Dusty Shaw; and her six grandchildren. She will be deeply missed. A graveside service will be held in Washington Memorial Park - Mausoleum, 6217 Memorial Drive, Sandston, Va. 23150 on Thursday, July...
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Donna W. Steele

June 5, 1946 - July 14, 2017

Donna W. Steele, 71, of Sandston passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017. She was a graduate of William Fleming High School, Roanoke, VA and the Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley School of Nursing and a member of the Central Virginia Water Garden Club. The true loves of her life were her children and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Pauline Wright; brother,...
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Margaret Louise Loyd

November 8, 1937 - July 11, 2017

LOYD, Margaret Louise, 79, died July 11, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She was born November 8, 1937 in Norfolk Va. Preceded in death by her parents, Andrew V. Warren Sr. and Virgie D. Warren, Margaret is survived by three brothers, William M., John B., and Woodrow W, and one sister, "Doll" Simons. She is survived by her children, Michael Alford, Patrick Alford, Terry Lansing, Richard Ferrell,...
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Alvie E. Morris,

July 23, 1931 - July 11, 2017

MORRIS, Alvie Edison, Sr., 85, of Sandston, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.D. and Lizzie Thomas Morris. An orthotics and prosthetics lab chief for McGuire VA Medical Center and a lifelong member of Corinth United Methodist Church in Sandston, he was a Tech Sargeant in the Air Force and a veteran of the Korean War. He served in the Virginia Air...
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William Dixon Martin

November 14, 1937 - July 10, 2017

Martin, William Dixon, 79, died July 10, 2017. He was predeceased by his parents, William Walter and Mary Grace Dixon Martin; two sisters, Mary Alice Barnes and Virginia Childress; and brother, Tommy Martin. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gloria; son, Bud (Gigi) and grandson, Tyler, of Cleveland, Ohio; and son, Tim (Colleen) of Thomasville, N.C. Also surviving are his sister, Linda...
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Marie Hassel Jenkins

July 27, 1943 - July 8, 2017

Marie Hassel Jenkins, 73, of Highland Springs, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Elizabeth Hassel. A state employee for 30 years, Mrs. Jenkins was a former tax examiner for the Virginia Employment Commission. She was a previous member of St. John's United Church of Christ, as well as Drewry's Bluff and New Covenant Presbyterian...
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Marian Louise Bass

September 8, 1992 - July 5, 2017

Marian "Mari" Louise Bass, 24, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 after a long hard struggle from open heart surgery. She is survived by her mother, Michele A. Bass; brother, Shawn L. Bass; sister, Mindy M. Bass; and grandmother, Mamie M. Andrews; lots of very close aunts, uncles and cousins; and her dog, Bella. She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence V. Bass;...
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Joyce O. Newberry

September 18, 1940 - July 4, 2017

NEWBERRY, Joyce O., 76, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Al and Ken "Dee" Newberry (Karen); grandchildren, Leo, Kenny, Brannon and Blake; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Jaxson; sister, Marsha Baughan (Bill); nephew, Tim and nieces Karen and Christyn Baughan and many beloved family and friends. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 6 from 2...
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Robert E. Brooks

May 30, 1946 - July 1, 2017

Robert Edward Brooks, 71, of Sandston, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Robert enjoyed the outdoors; his favorite place in the world was Gwynn's Island on the Chesapeake Bay. He was also a Virginia Master Angler and worked for Henrico County Public Services as a Maintenance Supervisor. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Carolyn Brooks; and his eldest son, Neil Freeman Brooks...
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Charles Bernard Powell,

August 28, 1946 - July 1, 2017

POWELL, Charles B., Jr., 70, went to heaven on July 1, 2017. Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Ann, of 33 years, and stepson Michael Leland; daughters: Lisa Powell and Stacy Rogers (Steve); grandchildren: Thomas Smith, Jordan and Lucas Rogers; mother, JoAnn Powell; brothers: Ricky (Judy) and Mike; sister Brenda White (Stanley); plus, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was...
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Charlotte Mabel Best Osborne

May 12, 1938 - June 26, 2017

Charlotte Mabel Best Osborne, 79, of Henrico, went to be with our Lord on Monday, June 26, 2017. Born in Goochland, Va., on May 12, 1938, she was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac W. and Bessie F. Best; brothers, Isaac Jr., Eddie Lee, Robert, Floyd "Pete" and Vernon; and sister, Louise Anis. She is survived by her husband, William F. Osborne; five children, Aubrey E. Toler (Tammy), Brenda T...
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Michele Jane Babjeck-Kalendek

May 8, 1951 - June 24, 2017

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

December 27, 1950 - June 23, 2017

PARRISH, Katherine Caldwell, 66, of Varina, went to be with our heavenly Father on June 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Katherine Dickinson; and father, Lawrence Caldwell. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 38 years, David; daughter, Charlotte (William); brother, Larry Caldwell (Janci); sister, Mary Caldwell (Rick); sisters-in-law, Jeanne Tate (George),...
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Nancy Marie Hatley

October 20, 1980 - June 21, 2017

HATLEY, Nancy Marie Smith, 36, after a long and valiant fight with Leukemia, passed safely into our Lord's arms on June 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Michael J. Smith and her step-father, Timothy J. Thomas respectively. Nancy is survived by her husband, Rodney P. Hatley; mother, Marie V. Thomas; brother, Christopher M. Smith; sister, Jody M. Dodd (Steven); and four...
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David Edwin Taylor

April 15, 1964 - June 21, 2017

David E. "Rabbit" Taylor, 53, of Midlothian, passed away suddenly on June 21, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Louis "Pee Wee" Taylor; and brother, William Taylor. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Summer; four children, Ashley Beasley (Logan), Alyssa Higgins (Thomas), Scott Taylor (Tim) and Jada Moore; two grandchildren, Mason Thomas Higgins and Baby...
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Dolph A. Kipps

June 24, 1923 - June 19, 2017

KIPPS, Dolph A., 93, of Sandston, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017. He worked as a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Dolph served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post 242. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Pauline; and his son, Robert Sr. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Doug; daughter...
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Jimmy Edward Leigh

June 4, 1939 - June 19, 2017

LEIGH, James Edward Sr., 78, of Highland Springs, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Shirley Crone Leigh; his son, James Leigh Jr.; and his son-in-law, Stephen Rakshys. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Karen Leigh Rakshys; grandchildren, Rex and Matthew Leigh and Bryce and Evan Rakshys; great-granddaughter, Jayla; and his sister,...
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Minor Lee Gilmore,

October 26, 1931 - June 19, 2017

GILMORE, Minor Lee "Papa" Jr., 85, of Richmond, Virginia, went to his eternal home in heaven on June 19, 2017. Gill previously worked as a millwright at Dupont Nomex. He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Tobin; and his granddaughter, Kristina. Gill is survived by his children, Bonnie Lee Lukowsky, Diane Hunt (Phillip), Robin Hermann and Lee Gilmore (Lori); grandchildren,...
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Phillip Lee Wade

May 5, 1949 - June 17, 2017

WADE, Phillip Lee, 68, of Sandston, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017. He was formerly employed by Waco, Inc. Phillip enjoyed volunteering his free time at his church, New Life Worship Center in Henrico, Va., and with Pennies For Heaven. He loved and lived for the Lord and his church. Phillip was preceded in death by his father, Winfred Lee Wade; wife, Patricia Lowe Wade; and daughter, Susan...
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Joyce A. Sherwood

October 21, 1938 - June 15, 2017

SHERWOOD, Joyce A., 78, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Joyce worked as an accountant for area businesses and she loved word puzzles, logic, Sudoku, putting puzzles together, and playing games on her tablet. Joyce was preceded in death by her father, Harold Sherwood; mother, Bertha Bauman; and her brother, Thomas Williams. Left to cherish her memory are her devoted...
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Joy C. Myers

November 21, 1930 - June 15, 2017

Joy C. Myers, 86, of Sandston, formerly of Dickenson County, VA passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017. She was a beautician, gardener and an avid bingo player. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackson Myers; and her parents, Walter and Roma Colley. She is survived by her children, Rick LeBleu and wife, Ella and Mike LeBleu and wife, Nita; step-children, Brenda Ratliff and husband, Jack...
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Leon Ander Burket

October 8, 1947 - June 15, 2017

Leon Ander Burket, 69, of Charles City, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017. He was a U. S. Army Veteran, a retired mechanic and an avid Bass Fisherman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Burket; parents, Roger and Josephine Burket; and sister, Joyce Burket. He is survived by his brother, Roger Burket (Jane); sister, Brenda Griffin (Jim); two nephews and two nieces; and other...
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James Thomas Mazzetti

October 16, 1926 - June 14, 2017

James Thomas Mazzetti, 90, of New Kent, passed on June 14, 2017. He loved his children and grandchildren and spending time with his family, to whom he devoted his life. He loved golf, which he enjoyed with his wife and children and he was a skilled artist. He was a man of many facets and he had a great sense of humor. He served his country honorably and was proud of his service in the Army in...
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Robert P. Wright

March 21, 1942 - June 14, 2017

WRIGHT, Robert P. "Bobby", 75, of Sandston, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Robert served in the United States Air Force and retired from the Columbia Pipe Line after 36 years. He was an avid VCU Rams basketball fan and loved attending the games. He was preceded in death by his brother Allen Kent Wright and infant son Vincent Wade Wright. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Margaret...
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Karzella S. Elliott

July 29, 1936 - June 13, 2017

Karzella Sue (Renfro) Elliott, 80, of Sandston, departed this life on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. A true coal miner's daughter, she grew up in the hard scrabble region of Southwestern Virginia. "Zella" was a strong-willed and determined woman, but also had great compassion for others. A dedicated caregiver, she retired from the Masonic Home of Virginia after 30-plus years of service, while...
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Michael Martinelli

December 24, 1957 - June 13, 2017

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

July 14, 1949 - June 10, 2017

Monica Louise Garland, 67, of Henrico, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was retired from Verizon and the City of Richmond. Monica was preceded in death by her parents, Alma and Hubert Linton, and her brother, James Linton. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Eric McDowell, Vanessa Moore, and Levia Finney (Rudy); grandchildren, Anthony Finney, Eric McDowell, Marcus McDowell,...
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Shirley C. Leigh

June 30, 1941 - June 10, 2017

LEIGH, Shirley Crone, 75, of Highland Springs, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, James Leigh Jr.; her brother, Phillip Crone; and her son-in-law, Stephen Rakshys. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 55 years, James Leigh Sr.; daughter, Karen Leigh Rakshys; grandchildren, Rex and Matthew Leigh and Bryce and Evan Rakshys; great-granddaughter,...
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Malvern Edward Young,

August 18, 1934 - June 10, 2017

Malvern Edward Young, Jr., 82, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Japan. Malvern was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Young. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Malvern Edward Young, III (Susan); grandson, Grayson; nephew, Steve Young (Judy); and niece, Connie Perkins. The family will...
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Kimberly Rae Wells

July 29, 1957 - June 10, 2017

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

August 24, 1927 - June 9, 2017

Eunice O. Jackson, 89, formerly of Richmond, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017. She enjoyed music and was able to play several different instruments. Eunice was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart E. Jackson; two daughters, Linda Krevonick and Patti Jackson; and several beloved siblings. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Gail Jackson; several grandchildren and great...
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William Manford Shipman

March 15, 1922 - June 9, 2017

William Manford "Bill" Shipman passed away June 9 at his home in the East End. He was 95. Bill grew up on a farm in Henrico County, and was still planting and harvesting vegetables near the old family farm well into his 90s. He married Alice Smith in 1942, shortly before he left Virginia to serve in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He left the service as a Staff Sergeant in 1946. He...
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Brenda Lee Whitlock

February 14, 1941 - June 6, 2017

Brenda Lee Whitlock, 76, of Highland Springs, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth R. Turner. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 35 years, Thomas J. Whitlock; sons, William A. Turner (Lynda) and Jerald L. Turner (Robin); stepdaughter, Mary Hamilton; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several stepgrandchildren; sister, Sharon...
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Elizabeth Via Bradford

July 3, 1943 - June 6, 2017

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

June 11, 1932 - June 4, 2017

Rose Bernice Mathis, 84, of Henrico, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017. She was a member of Newbridge Baptist Church for more than 50 years. Left to cherish her memory are her long-time companion, James Bell; children, Roger Mathis and Violet Ferrell; grandchildren, Amanda, Robert and James; and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, at...
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Franklin Roosevelt Newton

July 27, 1933 - June 3, 2017

NEWTON, Franklin R., 83, of Henrico, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Jean. Left to cherish his memory are three daughters, Gloria Newton, Debra N. Gilbert (John), and Kelly N. Jenkins; three grandchildren, Chris (Meghan), Kevin (Jamie), and Heather; six great-grandchildren Nadiea, Paige, Jonathan, Nevaeh, Kylar, and Karla. Frank's...
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Betty Ann Finch Braxton

May 19, 1945 - June 2, 2017

Betty Ann Finch Braxton, 72, of Henrico passed away June 2, 2017. She was a retired Program Support Technician for the Virginia Department of Transportation and a member of Four Mile Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Prince and Mildred Finch and a brother, John Finch. She is survived by her husband, Howard Worthington Braxton; sons, Jim Lisbon (Penny), Tim Braxton ...
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Robert A. Kipps,

October 1, 1957 - May 31, 2017

Robert A. "Bob" Kipps, Sr., 59, of Sandston, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He was a retired firefighter with Richmond International and served in the U.S. Army. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He especially enjoyed visits from his hummingbirds. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Kipps; and his mother-in-law, Shirley Gray. Left to cherish his memory are...
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Mary Turnley Burnett

February 14, 1922 - May 30, 2017

BURNETT, Mary Turnley, 95, of Richmond, Va., died May 30, 2017, at Life Select House in Falmouth, Va. She is survived by her son, Larry Burnett and wife, Sheryl A. Burnett, of Southport, N.C.; two grandchildren, Joseph A Burnett, wife, Tiffany, of Greensboro, N.C., Sarah V. Burnett of Sneads Ferry, N.C.; and great-granddaughter, Hadley L. Burnett of Greensboro, N.C. She was a member of Ginter...
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Frances Vaughan Patterson

August 12, 1926 - May 28, 2017

PATTERSON, Ida Frances Vaughan ("Frankie"), 90, of Varina, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family after a long illness to join God, who called her home on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Raymond M. Patterson; her daughter, Beverley Patterson (Zienius) Quesenberry of Wytheville, Virginia; sisters, Lucille Vaughan, Katherine Vaughan...
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Evelyn Grace Ellis Green

February 18, 1926 - May 27, 2017

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

October 28, 1998 - May 26, 2017

YOUNG, Rajonne Talique,18, of Henrico, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017. He was a senior at Varina High School. Rajonne enjoyed drama, acting and was a member of many organizations. Left to cherish his memory are his mother Victoria Young (bonus father, Vergarry Smith); father Rajonne Martin; sisters Alexcia, Tiana, Tia, and Cheyenne; brothers Antione, Anthony, and Antuan; grandparents Alice ...
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Florence E. Townsend

June 25, 1934 - May 26, 2017

Florence E. Townsend, 82, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 26, 2017. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 64 years, Max Townsend; children, Tony Townsend and David Townsend (Erica); and grandchildren, Samantha, Jonathan, Harrison, Katie, and Phil. Inurnment will take place in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www...
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Helen Swann Payne

November 21, 1928 - May 25, 2017

Helen Swann Payne, 88, of Henrico, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, May 25, 2017. She was born on November 21, 1928, to the late Edgar and Elsie Swann. She was a lifetime member of New Bridge Baptist Church. Helen was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Gerald M. Payne; sister, Rosa S. Catlett; and her brother, Buddy Swann. Left to cherish her memory are her...
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Peyton P. Taylor

January 24, 1932 - May 23, 2017

Edward Peyton Taylor, 85, of Varina, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 53 years, Judith Frye Taylor. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Wayne Taylor (Sandie), Cathi Totty (Wayne), Dwayne Taylor (Martha Jones) and Robin T. Smith; grandchildren, Stephanie, Matt, Bobby and Nicholas; great-grandchildren, Stella and Landon; and his sister...
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Mary Lent Nolan

June 15, 1924 - May 23, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Lent Nolan, 92, of Henrico, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. She was born on June 15, 1924, on the Berkeley Plantation to the late Elmer and Clara Lent. Mary was a member of Montrose Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Albert C. Nolan Sr.; and her nine siblings. Left to cherish her memory are her children,...
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Carlin W. Nash

April 3, 1919 - May 21, 2017

NASH, Carlin W., Sr., 98, of Providence Forge, VA, formerly of Narragansett, RI, and Newport News, VA, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was the husband of Frances B. Nash for 77 years. Born in Newport News, VA, he was the son of the late George W. and Marion (Barker) Nash. Mr. Nash was a graduate of Newport News High School, Class of 1936. He worked for the C & O...
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David Eugene Williamson

June 30, 1941 - May 18, 2017

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

May 24, 1950 - May 16, 2017

Romeo Hilfred Crump, 66, of Charles City County, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was a member of Elam Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Whitehead Crump and his father, Robert H. Crump Sr. He will be greatly missed by his brother and sisters, Robert H. Crump, Jr. (Debbie), Cheryl Crump, Crystal Bradby (Rodney) and Andrea Crump; nieces and nephews, LaShahn Butts...
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Mary R. Rudolph

April 30, 1928 - May 15, 2017

Mary R. Rudolph, 89, of New Kent, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, entered eternal rest on Monday, May 15, 2017. Mary was predeceased by her husband, William F. Rudolph; parents, Ralph S. and Honora Forte; and brother, Edwin J. Forte. She is survived by a daughter, Jane Walsh (Michael) of New Kent; a son, James G. Rudolph (Lori) of Staten Island, NY; four grandchildren, Michael J. Walsh (Michele), Megan...
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Gertrude Virginia Jones

April 24, 1923 - May 15, 2017

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

November 10, 1930 - May 13, 2017

Mildred H. Angel, 86, of Providence Forge, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Mildred worked for the telephone company for 37 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Angel, Jr. Left to cherish Mildred's memory are her sister, Thelma H. Coates; nieces Delores Thornsberry (Richard), Joanne Walton (Dave); nephews Gary Hall (Carolyn), James M. Hall, Melvin J. Hall, Jr., James...
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Mildred Ann Michie Taylor

August 9, 1908 - May 12, 2017

TAYLOR, Mildred Ann (Michie), 108, went to be with the Lord in eternal life on May 12, 2017. Born in Gordonsville, Va., she resided in Sandston, Va. most of her adult life. She was a member of Sandston Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest P. Taylor; her parents, John and Champe Michie; two brothers, four sisters; a son, George K. Taylor; and grandson, Dwayne P. Taylor....
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Cathy McCune

December 21, 1957 - May 7, 2017

MCCUNE, Anna Catherine "Cathy", passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 7, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Henry and Helen Wiley Rengstorf; and her grandparents, Edward James and Catherine Cheatham Wiley. Cathy is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, John Brian McCune; three sisters, Barbara Brown (George), Sara Rengstorf, and Mary Rengstorf...
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Michael Allen Hunt

June 11, 1955 - May 7, 2017

Michael Allen Hunt, 61, of Henrico, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Doris Hunt; and his brother, Steve Hunt. Mike's happiest times were spent fishing and camping with his family and friends. He also enjoyed watching the Redskins play. Left to cherish his memory are his partner, Wanda Hunt; children, Heather Hunt (Chris Wheeler), Keith...
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Mary Oakes Babcock

October 29, 1980 - May 6, 2017

Mary Oakes Babcock, 36, of New Kent, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 6, 2017. She is survived by her parents, Wilma Oakes and John Oakes; her beloved children, Margaret "Maggie" Oakes and John "Jacy" Babcock; and her brother, Micah Oakes. She is loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She met the love of her life, Alan Joyce, who continuously made her smile and is with her today....
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Douglas I. Stanley

April 8, 1928 - May 6, 2017

Douglas I. "Doug" Stanley, 89, of Sandston passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017. He was employed as a conductor with CSX for 40 years. Doug was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, and he was a veteran of WWII, serving his country honorably as a Navy Seabee. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 6936 and the American Legion Post #144, located in Highland Springs. Doug is...
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Herbert Broughton Fitzgerald

September 25, 1944 - May 5, 2017

FITZGERALD, Herbert Broughton (Jimmy), 72, of Charles City, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home the morning of May 5, 2017. Jimmy was blessed to have had numerous friends and neighbors who watched after him as his health failed. He was a gentle soul with simple tastes who loved nature and animals, but loved nothing more than sitting on his porch in the spring and watching his beloved...
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Gladys Aigner Holmes

July 6, 1923 - May 5, 2017

Holmes, Gladys A., passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Holmes; son-in-law, Claude Webster; and grandson, Gregory May. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth H. Webster of Rocky Mount, VA; and Mildred H. May and her husband, Robert (Bob) of Varina; her grandchildren, Jennifer Hopgood (Damon) and Michael May (Amanda); four great...
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Thelma Pavey Newton

May 2, 1927 - May 3, 2017

Thelma Pavey Newton, 90, of Quinton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hattie Chinault and William Joseph Pavey; eight brothers and four sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 64 years, Robert "Bob" Newton; daughter, Faye Newton Slosjarik (Steve); grandchildren, Stephen Slosjarik (Kathy), Nicole O'Bier (B.J.)...
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Derwood R. Jefferson

July 27, 1935 - May 2, 2017

JEFFERSON, Derwood Randolph, 81, of Hanover, passed away on May 2, 2017, after losing his battle with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Virginia "Ginny" Jefferson; brother, Ivan H. "Uncle Pete" Jefferson of Sandston; and many nieces and nephews. Derwood enjoyed bluegrass music and traveling with Ginny. He was also a...
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Richard L. Back

September 22, 1938 - May 2, 2017

BACK, Richard L., 78, of Quinton, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Mike Back. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 36 years, Sandy Back; children, Cathy Davies (Paul), David Brinkley (Lisa), Philip Brinkley (Tanya) and Jeffrey Brinkley; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on...
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Dorothy Aliff Mendez

October 22, 1943 - May 2, 2017

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

May 20, 1986 - April 29, 2017

Chad Sterling Brown of Sandston, Virginia passed away unexpectedly on Saturday April 29, 2017. Chad was born at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan on May 20, 1986 to his loving parents Sharon Adams and Manley Brown, who survive him. Chad spent most of his childhood in Virginia Beach, VA, but he was also lucky enough to live in Spain for a period of time as his parents were Naval Petty...
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Judith Frye Taylor

August 27, 1941 - April 26, 2017

Judith Frye Taylor ,75, of Varina, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. She was a devoted wife and mother. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 53 years, Edward Peyton Taylor; daughter, Robin Smith; grandson, Nicholas Zay Smith; stepchildren, Wayne Taylor (Sandie), Cathy Totty (Wayne) and Dwayne Taylor (Martha Jones); sisters, Rebecca Mullins, Patricia Miller and Sharon Harner ...
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Gloria E. Shupe

October 31, 1937 - April 26, 2017

SHUPE, Gloria E., 79, of Varina, passed away on April 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, John Shupe. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Pam Dunkum (Rocky); sons, Frankie Shupe and Ronnie Shupe (Karen); six grandchildren, Mitch Dunkum (Niki), Amanda Newman (Stephen), Emily Dunkum, Sam, Travis and Macy Shupe; and three great-grandchildren, Hank and Ava Dunkum...
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Jack Kenneth Carver

June 27, 1920 - April 25, 2017

CARVER, Jack Kenneth, 96, of Midlothian, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. He was a retired marketing executive. Jack attended temple at Congregation Beth Ahabah. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Private in 1942 and rose in rank to First Lieutenant. Jack served in the 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, Third Army, in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. His...
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Margie Yvonne Burch

August 11, 1939 - April 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Mary Ann Moore Brown

June 21, 1949 - April 24, 2017

Mary Ann Moore Brown, 67, of Varina, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 24, 2017, with her children by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Eleanor Moore; devoted significant other, Samuel Barker; father of her children, Donald Brown; and brother-in-law, Danny Wilton. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Stacy Donati (J.B.) and John Brown (Cristy);...
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Wayne Lee Ragsdale

May 15, 1947 - April 24, 2017

RAGSDALE, Wayne Lee, 69, of Highland Springs, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. Wayne enjoyed fishing and was a fan of NASCAR. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Frances Ragsdale; and his sister, Beverly Hughes. Left to cherish Wayne's memory are his wife of 50 years, Darlene Ragsdale; son, Larry Ragsdale; grandchildren, Lee and Courtney Ragsdale; his siblings, Bobby...
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Frances Elliott Rafferty Harper

November 16, 1940 - April 22, 2017

Frances Elliott Rafferty Harper, 76, of Richmond passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017. She came to Richmond from Coeburn, South West Virginia early in life while still caring for her mother first in the textile industry, then moving on to tobacco in its heyday. Retiring from AT & T communications, she was an avid shopper, interior decorator, and absolutely loving mother. She was preceded...
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James P. Savitts

May 26, 1944 - April 19, 2017

James Paul Savitts, 73 of Richmond, died April 19, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Helen Savitts, his brother Patrick; and his daughter, Sharon. He is survived by his loving wife, Jane; son, Eric Savitts and his wife Lisa; Carrie Lorimer and her husband, Jason. Grandchildren, Carter and Leah Savitts, Ruby and Ellie Lorimer; sisters...
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Shirley M. Baldwin

April 26, 1931 - April 18, 2017

Shirley Baldwin, 85, of Sandston, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was a retired child care provider with Oakwood Daycare Center and a longtime member of Oakwood Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three brothers and seven sisters. She is survived by three children, Diana Throckmorton and husband, Bruce, Mark Baldwin and wife, Donna and Christopher...
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Mary Katherine Manes

August 28, 1949 - April 18, 2017

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

July 16, 1936 - April 15, 2017

Ann Saunders Ragland, 80, of Quinton, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. She retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation. Ann also played the organ for various churches, most recently, Varina Episcopal Church and worked at the Williamsburg Antique Mall. She was a member of Four Mile Creek Baptist Church. Ann was happiest when she was quilting or working in the flower beds. She...
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Thelma Wood Enroughty

December 18, 1946 - April 14, 2017

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

September 21, 1936 - April 13, 2017

Edith Carol Crews, 80, of Highland Springs, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James G. Crews, Sr.; daughter, Susan Crews; and son, James "Bubba" G. Crews, Jr. Edith enjoyed fishing and cooking. She loved spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Teresa Crews,...
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Babs Barnum Land

August 26, 1949 - April 10, 2017

Berkley "Babs" Barnum Land, 67, a lifelong Henrico resident, passed away on April 10, 2017, after a brief struggle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, George Land; her brother-in-law, Ryland Whiteside; and her parents, Cora and Winfrey Barnum. Survivors include her daughter, Carrie Marsh (Lee); her special granddaughter and favorite shopping partner, Emily...
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