2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014


Our Obituaries

Letha Lickey Becker

November 16, 1921 - January 27, 2015


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Jacob Thomas Lee Little

October 21, 1994 - January 25, 2015

Jacob Thomas Lee Little, 20, of Richmond, VA, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Linzie Lee Little; and special great-uncle, Lloyd Little. Jacob graduated from Douglas F. Freeman High school in 2013, and then started his career as a Laborer for Curtis Contracting in West Point, VA. During his leisure, he enjoyed skateboarding, fishing...
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Marian Lorian Taylor

September 8, 1926 - January 25, 2015

TAYLOR, Marian L., 88, died peacefully on January 25, 2015 at her home of 50 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Arthur L. "Booty" Taylor, Jr.; son, Ronald Mabry; and daughter, Linda Mabry. She is survived by her adoring family including her son, Thomas L. Mabry; daughter-in-law, Virginia Mabry; granddaughters, Linda Wilkinson and Karen Hileman; great-grandchildren, Austin...
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Walter Burton Clapp

July 25, 1927 - January 25, 2015


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John Kirk Hornung

October 5, 1957 - January 24, 2015

John Kirk Hornung, 57, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Hornung. John worked as a Nursing Aid for many years, and even during his retirement his passion for caregiving was lovingly extended to his mother and brother. During his relax time he would enjoy watching football and NASCAR. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Dora...
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Jean Jean Vass

June 16, 1955 - January 22, 2015

Vass, Jean, 59, of Sandston, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Mary Martin; sister, Frances Bell; and brother, Edward Martin. Jean was a former employee of AT&T and a retired supervisor with Nabisco. She was a member of New Kent Christian Center and a member of Cancer Fighters. Jean is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Smith ...
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Martin Bruce Helmick

May 30, 1933 - January 22, 2015

Martin Bruce Helmick, born May 30, 1933 in Bluegrass, VA, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lena Helmick; and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Helmick is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty; sons, Ted Helmick (Deborah) of Panama City, FL, Jeff Helmick (Lisa) of Yorktown, Mark Helmick (Tracie) of Mechanicsville, Brent...
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Jeanne May Starke

August 20, 1931 - January 21, 2015

Jeanne May Starke, 83, of Mechanicsville passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015. She was predeceased by her parents, Horace Matthew and Elsie May Wilkerson. She was a long time member of Calvary United Methodist Church and was a member of the Calvary Helpers Circle. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Milton E. "Moe" Starke; two sons, Cary L. Starke (Heather) and Steve M. Starke (Tana);...
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Ernest Kopacsi

June 4, 1957 - January 20, 2015

KOPACSI, Ernest, 57, of Richmond, passed away on January 20, 2015. Ernest worked for Salem Tools for 15+ years. He is preceded in death by his father, Erno Kopacsi and his brother, Laszlo Kopacsi. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 35 years, Judy T. Kopacsi; his beloved mother, Irene Kopacsi; his devoted son, Ryan Kopacsi; and two spoiled cats, Willy and Babe. In lieu of...
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Russell Lee Beddow

June 29, 1947 - January 19, 2015

Beddow, Russell Lee, 67, of Henrico, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015. Services will be private.
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Pamela Cobb Harding

March 26, 1944 - January 13, 2015

HARDING, Pamela C. 70, of Richmond, VA passed away on January 13, 2015. She was a facility supervisor for the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for over 15 years. Pam is preceded in death by her parents, Julian R. and Lucille Cobb. She is survived by her daughter, Heather Lee Harding; and a host of additional cousins, family, and friends. The family would like to give a special thanks to Pam's...
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Kathleen Carrier Morris

February 17, 1950 - January 12, 2015

MORRIS, Kathleen C. 64, of Mechanicsville, VA passed away on January 12, 2015. She retired from the state of Virginia, as an administrative assistant for VCU Library services. Kathleen is preceded in death by her husband; Randall C. Morris Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Hughes; son, David Churchill; step-children, Tammy Morris, Randy Morris Jr., Sam Morris; 12 grandchildren, 3 great...
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Mildred Marie Stewart Adkins

October 4, 1928 - January 11, 2015

ADKINS, Marie Stewart, age 86, of Providence Forge, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Chief Arthur Leonard "Lone Wolf" Adkins (Chickahominy); parents, Oliver A. Stewart and Mozella O. Stewart; sister, Florine Adkins; and brothers, James "Buddy," Claude, Tecumseh "Tee," Wenoka "Jack" and Anthony ...
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Edward O'Ferrall Renick

January 3, 1934 - January 11, 2015

RENICK, Edward O'Ferrall "Pappy" Jr., 81, of Sandston, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 11, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward O'Ferrall Sr. and Irene Brittle Renick. Pappy is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Delores Ann; his brother, Wyatt (Ambra); his daughter, Deborah (Eddie) Stagg; sons, Deane (Julie) and Duane (Kathryn); his...
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Gracie Lee Green

October 25, 1915 - January 11, 2015

GREEN, Gracie Lee, 99, of Highland Springs, passed away, January 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde A. Green Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Juanita G. Seay; sons, Clyde A. Green Jr. and Horace E. Green; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum...
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Doris Jackson Johnson

February 10, 1941 - January 11, 2015

JOHNSON, Doris Jackson, 73, of Halifax, VA passed away on January 11, 2015. She retired from Kroger in Durham, N.C. after 20+ years. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Robert and Bessie Edith Jackson; and one brother, Sherman Jackson. Doris is survived by her husband, William J. Johnson Jr.; children, James and Craig Hartsell, Beth and Joey Johnson; 13 grandchildren; several great...
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Evelyn Taylor Timberlake

April 15, 1943 - January 10, 2015

TIMBERLAKE, Evelyn Taylor, 71, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, January 10, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rhea and Frances Taylor; and was the widow of Louis E. Timberlake Jr. She had worked as an administrative assistant with C&P Telephone Company and was office manager and CEO of Certified Septic Inspections. Evelyn was a member of Black Creek Baptist...
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Phyllis Marcia Johnson

February 7, 1944 - January 10, 2015

Phyllis M. Johnson, 70, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 10, 2015. She is preceded in death by her father, Sherwood L. Johnson. Phyllis worked as Sales Representative for McCoy Publishing until her retirement. She was a faithful member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, who loved to decorate for social events. She was very active and was loved by her church family; her presence and...
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Gordon Cary Harris

March 20, 1928 - January 8, 2015

Gordon Cary Harris, 86, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015, in the presence of his loving family. Gordon is a retired Senior Master Sargent of the United States Air Force, who received many awards and accolades for his dedicated service. He was a Mason and loved to work on Chevy cars. Gordon was a jack of all trades who truly mastered them all; including building the home he lived in until...
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Dolores Whitlock Johnson

September 13, 1931 - January 7, 2015

Dolores W. Johnson 83, of Highland Springs, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Garnette E. "Slim" Johnson Jr.; son, Michael E. Johnson; and parents, Ernest C. Whitlock Jr. and Irene K. Whitlock. Dolores worked as a Senior Insurance Underwriter for Commercial Union until her retirement. She's a former member of Third Avenue...
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Dorothy Loretta Ford

October 31, 1937 - January 6, 2015

On January 6, 2014 Dorothy "Lue" Ford, age 77, took her place in heaven with loved ones gone before her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross (Rocky) Ford; her parents, John & Sadie Olgers; sisters, Helen Thomas and Lois LeMaster; brothers, Robert Olgers and John Olgers. She is survived by her sister, Mary "Sister" Gerheart; and many nieces and nephews. Lue was...
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Theodore Claxton Crawley

August 5, 1927 - January 5, 2015

Theodore Claxton Crawley was born to the late, Percell and Marie Crawley, in Charles City, VA. on August 5, 1927. He went to be with the Lord, in the presence of his loving wife, on Monday, January 5, 2015 at the age of 87. Theodore is also preceded in death by his siblings, Anna Adkins and Samuel Crawley. Theodore was a dedicated truck driver for Great Coastal until his retirement. He was a...
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Robert Earl Oakley

January 5, 1918 - January 5, 2015

Robert E. Oakley, Sr. went to be with the Lord on his 97th birthday, January 5, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Berchie B. Oakley; four children, Carolyn O. Ham, Robert (Bobby) Oakley, Jr.,(Ann), Sharon O. Bateman (John), and Douglas W. Oakley (Tammy); seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert retired from DuPont after 44 years of service...
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Kenneth Raymond Murphy

October 23, 1934 - January 4, 2015

MURPHY, Kenneth R., 80, of Sandston, departed this life on Sunday, January 4, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Anita Martin Murphy; and children, Kenneth R. Murphy Jr. (Lisa), Donald R. Murphy, Timothy R. (Kari) and M. Craig Smith; grandchildren, Candace (Brandon) Hollender, Jason (Christy), Michelle and Cameron Murphy, Kaci, Tim "TJ," Brandon and Carmen Smith; great...
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Marie Elizabeth Oakley

October 5, 1924 - January 4, 2015

Peace came to Marie (90) on January 4, 2015. The last year of her life was spent reflecting on her years growing up and living in Glen Echo Park. There her family ran Oakley's Grocery. After her retirement from Suntrust, Marie enjoyed the many activities she was involved in at her church, Bishop Memorial. Marie had many friends, including her best friend of 75 years, Virginia Mertens. In lieu of...
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Ransome Coy Collins

March 18, 1958 - January 2, 2015

COLLINS, Ransome Coy Collins II "Randy," of New Kent, left this earthbound plane on Friday, January 2, 2015. Randy was preceded in death by his father, Ruey (Curley) Collins; and brother, Cary Lee Jascomb. He is survived by his wife, Crystal Collins; son, Ransome Collins III; daughter, Bobbie Collins; mother, Kathleen Collins; and four siblings, Phil Collins, Mona Scaggs, Rue Collins...
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Joseph Harvey Bogdan

April 1, 1940 - January 2, 2015

Joseph Harvey Bogdan, born 4/1/40, went to Heaven on 1/2/15. He was beloved by his wife of 51 years, Beverly; his daughters Lisa Foster (Steve), Robin Bastin (Max), and Cheryl Finch (John); and his grandchildren, Rachel, Ian, Caleb, and Joel. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Annie Bogdan, and his sister, Christine Hicks. Joe was retired from the US Navy and Circuit City, and...
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Emily Tice White

June 13, 1928 - January 2, 2015


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Ellett Richard McGeorge

March 15, 1927 - January 1, 2015

McGEORGE, Ellett Richard Jr., 87, of Varina, Va., died Thursday, January 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Lee, of 62 years; and is survived by his four children, Patricia Browne (Walter), Pamela Keating (John), Rick McGeorge and Bruce McGeorge (Ann). He is also survived by many grand and great-grandchildren, to whom he is lovingly known as "Gaga"; a large extended...
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Linda Hunt Johnson

December 17, 1948 - December 31, 2014

JOHNSON, Linda Hunt, 66, of Henrico, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday December 31, 2014, the same date eight years after her beloved "Aunt Dolly". She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Jennings Hunt. Left to honor and cherish her memory are her mother Phyllis Long Freeman; sisters, Cathy Hall (Andy), Janice Burd (Ray), Sharon Saloutos (Lee); nieces, Kelly Boutchyard (Derek), Karly...
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Brenda Lewis Batkins

February 4, 1950 - December 31, 2014

BATKINS, Brenda Lewis, 64 of Highland Springs passed away on December 31, 2014. Brenda retired from the State of Virginia after 30 years, and was currently employed by Northrop Grumman. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed playing Bingo and loved to read. Brenda loved going to the beach on the Outer Banks and traveling with her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Clay...
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Martha Lee Bondurant Shiflett

November 28, 1960 - December 31, 2014

SHIFLETT, Martha Lee Bondurant, 54, of Quinton, VA, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Martha was a 2012 graduate of the Rappahannock Community College with an associate's degree in Arts & Sciences with a specialization in Business Administration. While in college, she was a proud member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She is preceded in death by her parents, Russell Randolph and...
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Lucille Collie Crowder

October 29, 1925 - December 30, 2014

Crowder, Lucille Collie, 89, of Sandston, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Ray Crowder; and parents, Elijah and Inez Collie. She was a member of Oakwood Memorial Baptist Church for over 40 years. Lucille was a most devoted and loyal wife and mother for over 60 years. She enjoyed camping, being with people, and cooking for her family, as they...
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Sybil Adair Tate

January 15, 1931 - December 27, 2014

TATE, Sybil Adair, 83 of Varina, VA passed away on December 27, 2014 at home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Tate Sr.; sons, Hugh Tate Jr. and Dennis Tate. Sybil was an associate for WalMart for 15 years. She was passionate about her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and especially her flowers and gardening. She survived by her son, Donald L. Tate; grandchildren,...
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Louise Scott Wyatt

April 7, 1926 - December 27, 2014

Louise Scott Wyatt, 88, passed on Saturday, December 27th. She was preceded in death by husband of 53 years, Sanders J. Wyatt Sr.; and her parents, Fredrick A. & Georgia A. Scott. An accomplished Sunday school teacher and a member of Apple Grove Baptist Church; she retired after thirty years of dedicated service to Federal Reserve Bank as a secretary. She leaves to cherish her memory her...
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June Marie Clarke

June 21, 1951 - December 26, 2014

June Marie Clarke, 63, of Highland Springs, VA. went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 26, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Ruby Clarke, and her nephew Jacob Clarke. She is survived by two brothers, Otis H. Clarke (Wanda) and William R. Clarke (Judi); one sister, Patricia Eberhard (Arthur); two nephews, James D. "J.D" and Thomas Dwayne; two nieces,...
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Ann Williams Stitzer

January 2, 1927 - December 26, 2014

Stitzer, Ann W., died peacefully on December 26, 2014 at the age of 87. She was Director of Physical Therapy at Richmond Memorial, then Sheltering Arms and retired after 25 years of service. Once retired, she served on the Board of Directors at Sheltering Arms. Mrs. Stitzer was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Charles Stitzer Jr. She is survived by her four children and their spouses...
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Pauline Ormand Myers

November 24, 1921 - December 25, 2014

Myers, Pauline Luella Clark Ormand, slipped the bonds of earth into her Savior's arms on Christmas Day, 2014. Born to Amos Lee and Lucinda Hilton Clark on Thanksgiving day, November 24, 1921, in Charles City County, VA, she was the widow of James Woodrow Ormand Sr., and Bruce Edward Myers Jr. Others who went before her were her son, USAF MSgt. James W. Ormand Jr.; and her three sisters, Lily...
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Alexandria Velez McKinney

October 27, 1966 - December 24, 2014


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Dorothy Styles Belvin

May 7, 1922 - December 24, 2014

Dorothy May Styles Belvin, 92, went to be with the Lord on December 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bruce Belvin, Sr.; and her son, Kenneth Ray Belvin, Sr. Dorothy retired as a dedicated employee of the Great American Insurance Company, in Richmond, VA. She was a faithful member of Carlise Ave. Baptist Church until her health no longer allowed her to attend services....
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Benjamin Earl Young

June 3, 1977 - December 22, 2014

Benjamin Earl Young, 37, of Hudson Florida, passed away on December 20, 2014. Benjamin grew up in Highland Springs Virginia and migrated to Florida where he worked as a Computer Technician for TCS Telecommunication Systems. During his leisure, he would enjoy Classic Car Restoration, traveling and spending time with his family. Benjamin leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Donald and Diana...
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Beulah Harvey Baker

April 19, 1929 - December 21, 2014

BAKER, Beulah Harvey, 85, of Richmond, completed her earthly journey Sunday, December 21, 2014. She is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Monday, December 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231, where services will be held Tuesday, December 23, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond....
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Clara Claudine Cazer Hurn

August 26, 1921 - December 20, 2014

HURN, Claudine C., 93, of Sandston, Va., passed away December 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy O. Hurn. She is survived by daughter, Susan H. Hash (Dennis); son, Steven R. Hurn; grandchildren, Mary E. Rifenburgh (Dan), Sara M. Harrison (Andrew), Michael S. Hurn, Sean T. Hurn, Matt Hash (Tammy) and Tyler Hash (Jenny); and great-grandchild, Madison C. Rifenburgh. A funeral...
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William Lee Kimmey

February 8, 1950 - December 19, 2014

KIMMEY, William Lee "Billy" Sr. 64, a longtime resident of Varina, joined his Heavenly and Earthly Father after a brave and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. He was predeceased by his father, William E. "Bill" Kimmey Jr. and his faithful canine companion, Lucy. Left to honor him and cherish his memory are his mother and caregiver, Madaline Kimmey; son, William Lee "Will" Kimmey Jr. and...
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William Bernard Jenkins

April 26, 1924 - December 18, 2014

JENKINS, William Bernard, beloved husband, father, grandfather and a proud Marine, died peacefully on December 18, at his Varina home. Born April 26, 1924, he is survived by his daughter, Christine J. Davis (Charles); his son, Gary M. Jenkins (Christine); his brother, Calvin; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and life partner, Dorothy; and...
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Katherine V. Perrin

February 12, 1936 - December 17, 2014

PERRIN, Katherine V. "Kathy," 78, of Sandston, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Virginia Caudle; son, Butch Perrin; granddaughter, Tami Woodfin; and son-in-law, Gerald Porch. She owned and operated a uniform clothing store called, Kathy's Uniforms, and she attended Ft. Lee Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband,...
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Charles Reginald Stitzer

November 30, 1926 - December 17, 2014

STITZER, Charles R. Jr. died on December 17, 2014 at the age of 88. He was a WW2 Navy Veteran and was employed at Dominion Power for 41 years. He served as WM of Babcock Lodge 322 and was a member of the Scottish Rite. Mr. Stitzer was preceded in death by his grandson, Matthew Roos. He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Ann W. Stitzer; four children and their spouses, Lynn Bryant,...
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Erik Norman Oppermann

March 7, 1969 - December 15, 2014

Erik N. Oppermann, 45, passed away peacefully at his home in Highland Springs, VA on December 15, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA on Tuesday, December 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm. Erik was born on March 7, 1969 in Pittsfield, MA. A graduate of New Kent High School, Erik was a volunteer firefighter for NKFD and a dispatcher for the New...
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Guy Wesley Jones

July 26, 1936 - December 15, 2014

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Cecil William Garnett

May 29, 1924 - December 14, 2014

Garnett, Cecil W., 90, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie T. Garnett; his parents; seven brothers; and four sisters. Cecil served in the US Navy during WWII and was a retired Machine Operator from Phillip Morris. He liked fishing, hunting, and Nascar. Mr. Garnett is survived by his brother, Douglas Garnett; sister-in-law, Dorothy...
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Sharon Lee Steckman

April 26, 1946 - December 13, 2014


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Frances Haywood Haynie

August 28, 1932 - December 13, 2014

Frances H. Haynie, 82, of Sandston, born in Lancaster County, VA on August 28, 1932, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, James D. Haynie; parents, Edward and Vergie Haywood; and siblings, Grace Wheeler, Ernest Haywood and Harold Haywood. Frances dedicated 26 years to A.H. Robins as a factory worker before she retired. She's a faithful...
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Margie Mae Palmore

November 30, 1927 - December 9, 2014

Margie Mae Palmore, 87 of Sandston, VA passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, James R. Womack and Maggie Shelton; and her husband of 59 years, Zelda Willis Palmore Jr. Margie was a loving and devoted home maker to her family and would attend Ft. Lee Baptist Church when she was able. She loved to frequent her favorite restaurants like Hardees, Taco Bell...
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Thomas Patrick Hall

September 25, 1953 - December 8, 2014

HALL, Thomas Patrick, 61 of Highland Springs, VA passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014. He was born on September 25, 1953 to Thomas Wheatly Hall and Gertrude Dorothy Hall. Thomas is preceded in death by his wife, Ester Hall. He was a Navy Veteran and served his country in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed being around his friends, making jokes, and laughing. His best friends were Tracy Traham and...
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Charles Stanley Wagner

September 9, 1933 - December 7, 2014

WAGNER, Charles "Stan" Stanley Sr., 81, of Varina, passed away December 7, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gloria O. Wagner; daughter, Patricia "Tricia" Ruth Wagner Clement; sons, Charles "Chuck" S. Wagner Jr. (Amy) and Mark O. Wagner (Kris); grandchildren, Jason (Cathy), Jeremy (C.J.), Alex, Ethan, Jake, Luke, Erin, Nicholas, Mary, Nathaniel and...
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Isabel Marie Fristoe

June 23, 1953 - December 6, 2014

Isabel Marie Fristoe, 61, of Richmond VA passed away from an illness on December 6, 2014. The family wishes to hold a celebration of life January 25th 2015 from 2-4 pm at 400 Anne St. Jacksonville, NC. She is preceded in death by her mother Miquelina Caetano Stillson. She is survived by her boyfriend Tom Peyton of Richmond VA; daughters, Christina Marie Blevins of Franklinton NC and Ellen Fristoe...
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Theodora Gregory Mason

October 31, 1922 - December 3, 2014

MASON, Theodora "Altalee" Gregory, 92 of Henrico passed away on December 3, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, John S. and Zora Gregory. Altalee was a bookkeeper for VHDA for over 20 years. She is survived by her son, Henry A. Mason Jr. and wife, Trudy; three grandchildren, Catherine (Ray) Keeter, Steve C. (Debbie) Mason, and Wanda Wade; one sister, Mary Biggs of Anaheim, CA. A...
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Joyce Lorena Burket

April 5, 1955 - December 3, 2014

Burket, Joyce Lorena, 59, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 of signet cell colon cancer. Born in Richmond, VA, and a 1974 graduate of Highland Springs High School, she was predeceased by her parents, Roger and Josephine Burket. Joyce is survived by her siblings and their spouses, Roger and Jane Burket, Leon Burket, and Brenda and Jim Griffin; and her nieces, nephews, other relatives,...
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Amy K. Nichols

November 26, 1918 - December 3, 2014

Nichols, Amy K., 96, our beloved mother, has finished her time on earth. Amy had been in declining health and spent her last years at Lucy Corr Village. The family will always be grateful to them for her excellent care. She was the daughter of Thomas and Alberta Wright. Mrs. Nichols outlived all of her siblings and her husband, Thurman Lee Nichols; two daughters, Ellen Marie and Deborah Katherine...
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Ronald Glenn Duck

March 17, 1952 - December 3, 2014

Ronald Glenn Duck, 62 of Henrico County, passed away on December 3, 2014, in the presence of his loving family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Glenn Duck; siblings, Gail Mallory and Ray Duck; and a daughter, Sheryl Tilghman. Ronald graduated from Smithdeal-Massey College and was a faithful member of Bishop Memorial United Methodist Church for several years. He was also a...
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Virginia Davis Dawson

November 23, 1927 - December 3, 2014

DAWSON, Virginia D. 87, passed peacefully on December 3, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. She is now in ever lasting peace with the Lord. She is preceded by her parents, and daughter, Diane Hooper. Virginia worked until retirement and over 25 years with Virginia Federal S&L in Richmond and was the past President of American Legion Auxiliary Post 144. She is survived by her children,...
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Geneva Mix Aliff

December 28, 1922 - December 1, 2014

Aliff, Geneva Mix, 91, of Mechanicsville (formally of Sandston), passed on to heaven on Monday, December 1, 2014, surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Elijah "Fuzzy" Clayborn Aliff. She is survived by her four children, Dorothy Mendez (Pancho) of Highland Springs, Mary Kirby (widow of Ken) of Midlothian, Frances Mistr (Spud) of Chester, and Eddy...
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Hazel Mason Jeter

March 26, 1917 - November 30, 2014

Jeter, Hazel Mason, 97, of Varina, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Jeter, Sr.; and her daughter, Dorothy J. Cheatham (Carlton). The daughter of a Civil War Veteran, Silas D. Mason, Hazel was a former employee of Millhiser Bag Company and an avid gardener. She supplied her family, friends, and neighbors with fresh and...
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Laura Daniel Throckmorton Kenton

February 17, 1927 - November 30, 2014

Throckmorton (Kenton), Laura Daniel, age 87, passed peacefully from complications of Dementia on November 30, 2014 at Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Virginia. For several years she had suffered from the increasing debilitation of her mental and physical functions that are the burdens associated with this disease. May she now rest in the promised everlasting peace. Laura was...
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Donald Hugh Brown

November 1, 1947 - November 27, 2014

Donald Hugh Brown (Cappy), 67, of Varina, Glen Allen, and Whitestone, born, November 1, 1947, went to be with the Lord, Thanksgiving Day, 2014. Thanksgiving was his special day. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Brown; sister, Sharon Marr; and brother; Stevie Brown. He is survived by his mother, Gaynelle Brown; his wife of 18 years, Linda Kaye Brown; daughter, Stacy Donati (JB); son,...
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John Thomas Mullins

November 18, 1932 - November 26, 2014


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Angie Fleming Jahn

October 3, 1963 - November 26, 2014

Fleming-Jahn, Angie, born on October 3, 1963, was sent to eternal peace on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Angie leaves behind her husband of 25 years, Klaus A. Jahn, Jr.; beautiful daughter, Sherri Nichole Myers (Justin); beautiful grandsons, who were her world and reason for fighting, Ayden Michael and Kasen Jeffrey Myers. Sherri was an inspiration to her...
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Michael John Runion

October 9, 1967 - November 25, 2014

RUNION, Michael John, 47 of Varina, VA passed away on November 25, 2014. Michael is preceded in death by his parents, James Gordon Runion, Sr. and Joyce Batkins Mclean; and one brother, James Gordon Runion, Jr. He was an employee at ABC Builders Supply for 10 years. Michael is survived by his wife, Tanya Runion; children, Samantha Runion, Kaitlyn Runion, and Kenneth Ladd; grandchildren, Lina Rose...
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John Joseph Koenig

May 18, 1927 - November 25, 2014

John Joseph Koenig, 87, departed this life on November25, 2014. He is preceded in life by his wife, Rita Yesbeck Koenig. John was a Master Cabinet Maker and served proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II. During his leisure time he would enjoy smoking his pipe while watching football or NASCAR. John is survived by his four children, Mark Koenig, Faith Koenig Hendricks, Amena Koenig Burton ...
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Clara Booth Whitlow Finnegan

October 17, 1920 - November 23, 2014

Clara Booth Whitlow Finnegan, 94, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2014 in Ona, West Virginia. Clara was born on October 17, 1920 in Richmond, Virginia to the late Claude and Clara Booth. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 41 years, Raymond S. Whitlow, whom she loved and cared for deeply; her second love of 11 years, John F. Finnegan, Jr.; her brothers, Charles, Claude Jr....
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Peter Cuskley D'Agostino

October 19, 1994 - November 20, 2014


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Phyllis Caudle Yates

March 14, 1929 - November 20, 2014

YATES, Phyllis Caudle, 85, of New Kent, passed away November 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by daughter, Jean Allen Talley. She is survived by her husband, Robert A. Yates Sr.; sons, Robert A. Yates Jr. and Scott Yates; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Phyllis was a longtime member of Hopewell Baptist Church. A graveside service will be conducted Friday, November 21 at 3 p.m...
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John Kimbrough Cervenak

December 21, 1948 - November 19, 2014

CERVENAK, John "Kim" Kimbrough, 65, of Highland Springs, VA passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. He was born in Petersburg, VA and raised in Middlesex County, New Jersey before returning to Virginia in 1994. John served in the Army and had two tours during the Vietnam War where he received a Bronze Star and Commendation Medal. He is survived by his loving and faithful wife,...
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Edgar Leo Rosenthal

October 5, 1931 - November 18, 2014


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Helen E. Wallo

June 11, 1929 - November 18, 2014

WALLO, Helen E., 85, of Varina, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Paul, Joe, David, and Robert Wallo. Helen is survived by her sisters, Julia W. Hodges, Margaret W. Andrews; and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was a member of Apostolic Christian Church. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at...
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Esther Monell White Rain

April 18, 1930 - November 16, 2014


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Norma Epperly Williams

October 6, 1929 - November 13, 2014

Our beloved mother, Norma Jean Epperly Williams, October 6, 1929 ''' November 13, 2014, has left this world to enter the Kingdom of Heaven with her Savior Jesus Christ and her husband of 62 years, Hank Williams; who preceded her in death three years ago. Norma is survived by her 3 children, sons, Jimmy (Karen) and Richard (Jenny); daughter, Sharon (Greg); grandchildren, Emily, Aaron, Tyler, Kyle,...
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Alice Kitchen Moore

October 10, 1918 - November 13, 2014

Alice Kitchen Moore, 96 passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Jerry Maurice Moore Jr. Alice was a loving homemaker, an avid gardener. She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted son Jerry M. Moore III; grandchildren Sherry L. Self (George), Leslie Smith (Mike) and Maria Jones (Jamal); great-grandchildren, Crystal Gitchell, Brandon Self...
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Marvin Warren Pitts

December 9, 1952 - November 13, 2014

Marvin Warren Pitts Jr., passed away in the presence of his loving family on Thursday, November 13, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin & Lottie Pitts; and one sister, Carolyn. Marvin was known for him immaculate carpentry skills and worked for several years as a cabinet maker for Plastic Craft. During his leisure, he would enjoy Old Cars and watching television. Marvin...
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Sara Ashton Grimes

June 4, 1985 - November 12, 2014

GRIMES, Sara Ashton, 29, of Highland Springs, formerly of the West End of Henrico, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.She is survived by her mother, Linda F. Grimes; her soul mate and best friend, David Lindsay; grandparents, Charles and Leta Judy; aunts, Lori and Tammy; close friends, Lee and Rita Wilton, Donna Glendenning and her family; and many other family members and close friends....
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Dennis Patrick Daly

August 19, 1942 - November 12, 2014


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Walter Henry Boswell

February 27, 1926 - November 12, 2014

BOSWELL, Walter Henry Sr., 88, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Laura Boswell; wife, Dorothy Boswell; brothers, Kenneth Boswell and Wesley Boswell. Walter is survived by his son, Walter H. Boswell Jr. and his wife Kathy; grandson, Justin C. Boswell; brother, James Boswell and his wife, Bernice; devoted friend, Thelma Clapp...
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Virginia Boehling Lubold

November 12, 1921 - November 12, 2014

LUBOLD, Virginia L., 93, of Henrico, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband; Leon M. Lubold Sr. Virginia is survived by her children, Joyce Murphy, June Piercy, Sandra Hailey, Leon M. Lubold Jr.; 14 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. The family will accept friends on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 5-8 pm...
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Margaret L. May

July 8, 1926 - November 11, 2014


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James Harold DuVal

November 7, 1934 - November 9, 2014

James Harold DuVal, 80, of Henrico County, Virginia departed this life peacefully on November 9, 2014, just two days after his 80th Birthday. He was born November 7, 1934 in Mathews County, Virginia to Ella Hall DuVal and Harry Linwood DuVal. He is survived by his only son, J. Todd DuVal (Eve Alfonso), and his two grandchildren, James Joseph Alfonso DuVal (10), and Linwood Cary Alfonso DuVal (7)....
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Jacquelin Pleasants Kelley

January 10, 1951 - November 9, 2014


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William James Lowe

August 8, 1979 - November 8, 2014

LOWE, William James "B.J.," 35, of Richmond, passed away November 8, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Maya Lowe; children, Danny, Neenah, Elton James "E.J."; mother, Vicky Little; stepfather, Jerry; mother and father-in-law, Eva and Daniel Nicholas; brothers, Robert Lowe, Chris Jester (Holly), Adam Jester; sister, Lacie Garone-Arnold; nieces and nephews, Daniel Nicholas II ...
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Faye Landers Brown

June 20, 1941 - November 8, 2014

Brown, Faye Landers, 73, of Sandston, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, Chuck and Elsie Landers; husband, Charlie Brown; and sister, Barbara Hines. Faye was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She is survived by her children, Kimberlyn Griswold, Kenneth Walsh, Jr.; step-children, Billy Brown, Chuck Brown, Robin Green, and Sharlene Maxin;...
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Richard Norman Wood

September 9, 1919 - November 7, 2014

WOOD, Richard N. Sr., 95, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, November 07, 2014. Richard is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lucy E. Wood. He is survived by his son, Richard N. Wood Jr. (Brenda); grandchildren, Michael Wood, Leslie Manning (Kevin); great grandchildren, Ashley Manning, Ryan Manning; sister in law, Kitty Maddox; and nephews, Marshall and Ned Wood. Richard served our...
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Robert Henry Ragland

August 17, 1945 - November 7, 2014


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Walter Horace Koris

March 23, 1952 - November 5, 2014

KORIS, Walter H. Jr. "Bubba", 63, of Gloucester, passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Bubba is survived by his wife of 25 years, Shirley Moore Koris; stepchildren, Tammy Hayes, Bobby Moore (Karren Bevan); 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Brenda Garrett, Margaret Beutte; and many other family members and friends. Services are private. Online condolences may be made at www...
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Robert Ericson Fenne

June 13, 1928 - November 4, 2014

FENNE, Robert Ericson, 86, of Henrico, passed away at home on November 4, 2014, surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eric and Mary Fenne; three brothers, Irwin, John and Thomas Fenne; and granddaughter, Abigail Wood. Robert was the Manager of Virginia Dairy and retired in 1990 from ARA Coffee Systems. He served his country honorably in the Army during the Korean War....
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Florence Trudeau Burrell

June 8, 1928 - November 3, 2014

BURRELL, Florence Trudeau, 86, of Sandston, VA passed away November 3, 2014. Florence was an assistant Chemist for the State of Virginia and a faithful member of the New Bridge Baptist Church on Elko Road. Florence enjoyed attending the Young At Heart group at New Bridge Baptist Church and the Antioch Baptist Church Seniors in Sandston. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and...
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Earnest Joseph Boehling

July 28, 1926 - November 2, 2014

BOEHLING, Earnest Joseph, 88, of Richmond, Va., passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard H. and Laura Buffin Boehling. Ernest was a lifelong member of St. Patricks Catholic Church and enjoyed riding his bike everywhere he went. Left to cherish his memory is his sister, Virginia Lubold; and family, Julian Boulware, J. and William, Diann Minson,...
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Howard Blincoe White

December 26, 1937 - October 30, 2014

Howard "Blinky" White, 76, of Quinton, VA passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014 in the presence of this loving family. Blinky retired after 23 years in the U.S. Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. After his retirement he then dedicated 15 years of exemplary work to Philip Morris, USA. Blinky is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Cheatham White; daughter, Pam Crosby (Mike) of Quinton,...
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William Franklin Wilder

April 6, 1969 - October 30, 2014


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Ronald Lee Martin

March 27, 1943 - October 30, 2014

Martin, Ronald Lee, Sr., 71, of Varina, departed this life on Thursday, October 30, 2014 after a courageous, 18 month battle with Melanoma. He is preceded in death by his spouse, Constance Martin. Ron is survived by a son, Ronald Lee Martin, Jr.; a daughter, Bonita Brunel and her husband, Robert Brunel Jr.; and grandchildren, Anna Marie and Brodie Cristiaen Brunel. Ronald served proudly in the...
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Doris Wills Ryman

December 12, 1915 - October 29, 2014

Ryman, Doris Wills, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Mrs. Ryman was the widow of Russell B. Ryman, Jr. who preceded her in death along with her son, Russell B. Ryman III. She is survived by daughters, Patricia McElroy of Jacksonville, FL , Elizabeth Hadfield and her husband, John Hadfield of Norfolk, Va; son, Michael Ryman and his wife, Kerry Ryman of Richmond, Va.; twelve...
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Wilson Douglas Godsey

March 22, 1941 - October 28, 2014

Godsey, Wilson Douglas, Jr. "Buck", passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Christina Hilliard; parents, Wilson and Rose Lee Godsey. Born on March 22, 1941, Buck was an extremely hard worker and started Godsey and Son Inc., officially, in 1984. He and his son, Douglas, worked as a team until his retirement in 2007. Douglas remained in the...
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Frances Mae George

July 16, 1932 - October 23, 2014

GEORGE, Frances M., 82, of Sandston, VA, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Frances was born on July 16, 1932 in Lanexa, Va. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward H. George "Eddie"; daughter, Audrey George LeCoq; parents, Hyden and Lois Stewart; sisters, Mary Stewart Pitts, and Jane Stewart Wise. She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and Tommy Moore, Betty...
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